Saturday, June 23, 2018

Abiose Adelaja Adams

    HURRAY! Borno IDP school finally gets more teachers

HURRAY! Borno IDP school finally gets more teachers

More teachers have been deployed to the school located in the camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) at Gubio, Maiduguri, Borno state, TheCable understands.TheCable had reported that the camp, which hosts an estimated 20,500 persons displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency, is besieged with the problems of insufficient and poorly incentivised teachers as well as lack of writing and instructional materials.The [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘Whenever I remember Fatima, I can’t eat again’ — Dapchi parents speak on their pains and fears

‘Whenever I remember Fatima, I can’t eat again’ — Dapchi parents speak on their pains and fears

The mood in Dapchi is still sombre. Most families are gathered in congregational prayers under Neem trees at street corners, while military checkpoints, which where hitherto absent, are now glaring at strategic places.  This town, in Bursari local government area of Yobe state, north-east, Nigeria, is yet to recover from the attack on the Government Girls Science and Technical College [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    Dapchi final year students to relocate to Nguru ahead of SSCE

Dapchi final year students to relocate to Nguru ahead of SSCE

Final year students of the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe, will be temporarily relocated to Government Girls Secondary School, Nguru, to enable them prepare for the forthcoming senior secondary school certificate examination.Yobe state commissioner for education, Mohammed Lamin, disclosed this to TheCable on Wednesday in Damaturu, the state capital. “We are right now making arrangements for the SS3 students, to [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘The kidnappers came in military uniform’ — lucky Dapchi schoolgirls recount ordeal to TheCable

‘The kidnappers came in military uniform’ — lucky Dapchi schoolgirls recount ordeal to TheCable

No one knew it was going to be a sad day at school. The blackboard, facing the empty class in ‘Tech 3A’, still bore, in the teacher’s handwriting, 19/2/18. The topic, ‘Weathering', which they learnt in geography class that day has not yet been erased from the board. And so is their memory of the attack.At about 5.30pm that Monday, the whistle for [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘We took Aisha to Dapchi on Sunday. She was kidnapped on Monday’

‘We took Aisha to Dapchi on Sunday. She was kidnapped on Monday’

Kawu opened her phone and began to cry. Her sister, Aisha, was smiling at her from the photo folder. She could not smile back. It was not going to be real.Aisha A-Deri is one of the 105 girls declared missing after suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, on Monday. It’s been five days now since the [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    This boy wants to join the army to avenge his father’s murder by Boko Haram

This boy wants to join the army to avenge his father’s murder by Boko Haram

Ibrahim Buppa is only 16, but what he has seen in his teens is more than what many have seen in old age.He was 13 when Boko Haram insurgents killed his father and he still does not know the whereabouts of his mother. Effectively, he is an orphan.Speaking to TheCable at the Gubio camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri, [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    INVESTIGATION: ‘I like school but mother says look for food first’ — how hunger pushes IDP children to menial jobs

INVESTIGATION: ‘I like school but mother says look for food first’ — how hunger pushes IDP children to menial jobs

There are 4.4 million Nigerian children in desperate need of humanitarian assistance in the northeast. Reporting from five internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Borno state, ABIOSE ADELAJA ADAMS finds that hunger and lack of teachers are major barriers to education.STORY HIGHLIGHTSChildren engage in hawking, block-making, carpentry to stay alive School opens late and closes 11am owing to diminishing [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
Advertisement

 

Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

June 21, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK360.45492.18420.32
LAGOS362495425
KANO363495423
PH365494423
ABUJA364495423
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement