German New Year Firecrackers Kill Two

Firecrackers left two people dead, a child injured and five people requiring amputations during New Year celebrations in Germany, police and emergency services said Monday. A 35-year-old man and a 19-year-old died when fireworks went off in their faces in the eastern state of Brandenburg, regional police said on Twitter. A firework thrown by a group of youths left an 11-year-old boy with severe facial injuries in the same region, regional daily Markische Allgemeine reported. The paper described the firework as a “Polish rocket” sold on the Polish border and…

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Former INEC Boss, Jega Laments FG’s Low Budgetary Allocation To Education

Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, has lamented Federal Government’s low budgetary allocation to the education sector. Jega noted that the Nigerian government has never allocated up to 15 per cent of its budget to education. He praised the governor of Sokoto, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal for allocating 26 percent of its 2018 budget to education. Jega, who made this known while speaking at a youth and students summit organized by Federation of Sokoto State Sudent’s Associations in Sokoto at the weekend, also said that…

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Former INEC Boss, Jega Laments FG’s Low Budgetary Allocation To Education

Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, has lamented Federal Government’s low budgetary allocation to the education sector. Jega noted that the Nigerian government has never allocated up to 15 per cent of its budget to education. He praised the governor of Sokoto, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal for allocating 26 percent of its 2018 budget to education. Jega, who made this known while speaking at a youth and students summit organized by Federation of Sokoto State Sudent’s Associations in Sokoto at the weekend, also said that…

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Twitter Ended The Year On A Fascinating Run

It’s been pretty easy to point at Twitter and, with each quarterly moment when it discloses its financial guts, let out a long exasperated sigh. Twitter since going public at a now in retrospect astounding valuation has for much of its public life been quite the disappointment to Wall Street. But then something interesting happened in the back half of 2017: it went on a rather spectacular run, and though ending on a bit of a slump, it looks like it could finish the year up more than 25 percent…

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5 MONEY RESOLUTIONS TO SET IN 2018 

Money can be quite fickle – here today and gone tomorrow. Thus, unless you make concise and constructive plans, you would be shocked to realize you are broke despite how much you earn. Now, the year is practically over, which is why it is wise to step into 2018 with effective money resolutions so you do not wind up where you started in 2017. These new year money resolutions can also affect other aspects of your life by making you be more committed to following through with your decisions. 1….

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New Year’s Broadcast: What Nigerians Should Expect In 2018, By Buhari

Intense efforts are being put by the federal government to address Nigeria’s huge infrastructural deficit especially in areas of road, rail and power, President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Year’s broadcast on Monday reveals. The president, who started his long but detailed speech with the sad note of the lingering fuel scarcity, however expressed optimism in tackling what he described as “blackmail” to cause unnecessary hardships for Nigerians as they embark on end-of-the year journeys. “The consequence was that not many could travel and the few who did had to pay exorbitant…

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