Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "Gordon Brown"

    ’11 million children in north-east Nigeria are out of school’

’11 million children in north-east Nigeria are out of school’

Gordon Brown, former British prime minister, says there are about 11 million out-of-school children in north-east Nigeria due to the destructive activities of the Boko Haram terrorists.Brown, the UN special envoy for Global Education, told NAN that his commission was already intervening in the situation.The UN envoy, who chairs the Commission on Financing Education Opportunity, explained that the commission was [...]

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    Okonjo-Iweala: Me? Serve under Buhari? Well…

Okonjo-Iweala: Me? Serve under Buhari? Well…

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, on Monday said having served twice in government, she would want others to be given the chance.She was responding to the question on if she would like to serve again, having worked with former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan for a combined period of seven years.Speaking when she appeared on The Stream, a [...]

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    Obasanjo: World leaders confident with Buhari

Obasanjo: World leaders confident with Buhari

Olusegun Obasanjo, former president of Nigeria, has showered encomiums on President Muhammadu Buhari, saying world leaders have confidence in his capability to transform the country.Obasanjo, who just returned to Nigeria after attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York, said the impression the international community has about the Nigerian leader would have positive effect on the country.He was speaking [...]

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    Buhari, Obasanjo meet Brown in New York

Buhari, Obasanjo meet Brown in New York

President Muhammadu Buhari and Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo, held a meeting with Gordon Brown, former British prime minister, on Saturday in New York. Buhari is currently in the United States for the 70th United Nations General Assembly. He and Obasanjo have held secret meetings of recent.In the last of such meetings, which held at the presidential villa in Abuja, Obasanjo waved aside reporters who tried to [...]

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    Brown urges UK to send troops for Chibok girls

Brown urges UK to send troops for Chibok girls

The United Nations special envoy for global education and former prime minister of United Kingdom, Gordon Brown, wants the UK government to send troops, security services and air cover to Borno State, to aid the release of the schoolgirls abducted in Chibok 10 weeks ago.Speaking on Wednesday during a debate at the British House of Commons, Brown observed that the [...]

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    FG to rebuild Chibok, improve school security

FG to rebuild Chibok, improve school security

Federal Government will rebuild the destroyed Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State.It will also fortify security around schools.These new measures were announced by presidential spokesman Reuben Abati on Tuesday.Over 200 girls writing their final exams were kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents in Chibok last month. The militants also destroyed the school.Abati said in collaboration with the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy [...]

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