Sunday 18 March 2018

Press focuses on appointment of more ministers, poor education system

Press focuses on appointment of more ministers, poor education system
(APA 11/14/17)
President Muhammadu Buhari's.

President Muhammadu Buhari's plan to appoint eight new ministers and his poor rating of the state of education in Nigeria dominate the headlines of Nigerian newspapers on Tuesday.

In a move to keep to his promise to the loyalists of the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari is considering a tentative proposal to restructure some of the ministries, appoint eight new ministers to his cabinet, THISDAY newspaper's front page stated.

The Daily Trust reported that President Buhari has decried the state of education in the country, saying “it calls for a serious concern”.

He listed the effects of decades of neglect suffered by the sector to include an estimated 13.2 million children out of school, high illiteracy level, infrastructural deficit and decay.

The Leadership newspaper said the President has thrown his weight of support behind Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el- Rufai, on the plan to sack teachers who failed the competency test conducted by the state government.

The Nation newspaper said that following the expiration of his suspension, the Senate has recalled its former leader Mohammed Ali Ndume.

The Sun newspaper reported that Nigeria has recovered $64,630,065 electricity debt from the Republic of Niger and Benin Republic.

The Punch newspaper reported that four cops were admitted to a hospital after being injured in a clash between the police and students of the Federal College of Agriculture.

The Guardian reported that the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has urged the security agencies to intervene to prevent a clash between the Ijaw and Itsekiri over the location of the Maritime University, Okerenkoko, in Delta State.

This followed the threat at the weekend, by the Itsekiri National Youth Council (INYC) that there might be a “national anarchy” if the university’s location was not changed from Okerenkoko to Okerenghigho.

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