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Universal Basic Education

19 Oct
The Steel plants in Ajaokuta, and the oil refineries in Warri, PH and Kaduna are all mothballed. (By the way, it was the Ukrainians who built the Ajaokuta Steel Plants.)
22 Nov 2021
Among the fundamental problems facing education globally is the question of whether education should be free or commercialized; in other words, education as a commodity or public good.
26 Jul 2021
The All Progressives Congress (APC) Media Group has called on federal and state governments to increase budgetary allocation to Universal Basic Education (UBE) to tackle the high rate of out-of-school children in the country.
16 Jun 2020
A coalition of non-governmental organisations, including Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP), Malala Fund and Connected Development (CODE) have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to reassess the unprecedented budget cuts on social services. It lamented that the appropriation for Universal Basic Education (UBE) had been reduced to 54 per cent, Ministry of Education 20 per…
11 Mar 2020
Efforts by the ex-President Goodluck Jonathan administration to lift the North educationally got a boost yesterday, as the Senate considered the menace of street begging
7 Jul 2019
The Executive Director, Human Development Initiatives (HDI), Olufunso Owasanoye has called on stakeholders in the education sector, including the media to help minimise corruption in the education sector. She said this during a roundtable for the media and civil society organisations on Monitoring of the Utilisation of Universal Basic Education (UBE) Funds Project She said:…
25 Jan 2019
As the head of the Policy Division in the Federal Ministry of Education in years 1999 to 2002, I came to a very deep understanding of the myriad of issues that internally frustrate the teaching profession and undermine its potential as a source of human capital development. All over the world, education is recognized as…
16 Jan 2019
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today, Malcolm X, the popular American Muslim minister and human rights activist once said. And in local parlance, the old saying rings true, that education is the best policy.
27 May 2018
The Executive Director, Human Development Initiatives (HDI), Mrs. Olufunso Owasanoye has assured stakeholders in the education sector of government’s support, if they are fully committed to education planning and processes.
6 Mar 2018
To ensure proper execution of projects under the Universal Basic Education, Human Development Initiative (HDI) said it has concluded arrangement to train at least 120 monitors to constantly evaluate projects being executed in Lagos.   The Executive Director, HDI, Olufunsho Owasonoye disclosed this recently when her organisation held a sensitization programme for stakeholders in Ojo…
6 Oct 2017
Except the authorities at federal, state and local government levels, as well as the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) critically assess their mandates on the implementation of the Universal Basic Education....
17 May 2017
Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday lamented that Nigeria lost a generation of development due to the fact that successive governments abandoned some of the good legacies he left behind.


Pope Francis was set to leave hospital on Saturday after a three-night stay for treatment of bronchitis and begin preparations for the most important week in the Christian calendar.
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President Joe Biden on Friday called for Russia to release Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, who is being held on espionage charges, while rebuffing a call from the paper's editorial board to expel Russian journalists from the United States.
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Long queues at banks in Kano metropolis is disappearing gradually following the injection of more banknotes by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) into commercial banks.
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Nearly three years after a white police officer killed a Black man by kneeling on his neck for nine minutes, the city of Minneapolis announced Friday that it had approved a plan to reform its police force.
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Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has called for peace and orderliness in the ancient city of Ile-Ife and its environs.