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Today's Headlines: Suspected herdsmen attack plateau, IGP orders tight security for independence Day

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Suspected herdsmen attack plateau

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Four people have been confirmed dead in fresh attacks around Twin Hill Road, Jebbu Miango, in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State..

Confirming the incident, the National Publicity Secretary of Irigwe Development Association (IDA), Mr Davidson Malison, said: “The attackers came around 3:00Am, as three persons on a motorcycle were ambushed along Twin Hill Road, Jebbu Miango, Miango District, of Bassa LGA, where two of them were killed instantly and one sustained gunshot injuries on their way from Jebbu Miango to Miango community.

According to him, “Fulani terrorists laid ambush on them. The motorcycle was also burnt down to ashes.

IGP orders tight security for independence Day

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The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the Assistant Inspectors-General (AIG) and Commissioners of Police (CPs) to coordinate security in their respective zones and states to ensure a smooth celebration of the 2021 independence anniversary celebrations.

Nigerians across the globe will be celebrating the 61st anniversary of the nation’s independence on Friday, 1st October 2021.

In a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba on Wednesday, the Police Boss also assured Nigerians of maximum security during the anniversary celebrations.

FEC approves 14-day paternity leave for male civil servants

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The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the right to 14-day paternity leave for male Federal civil servants to allow them bond with their new born babies.

The Head of Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan made the development known to State House Correspondents shortly after the week’s virtual FEC meeting.

Dr Folasade revealed that the decision was to enable for proper bonding between the father and a newborn.

UBEC: Billions spent on education not yielding results – Hamid Bobboyi

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The Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, Dr Hamid Bobboyi, has raised concern over the poor outcomes from the education sector despite the billions of naira spent on basic education in Nigeria.

Bobboyi said the billions being channelled into the basic education sector has not adequately correlated with learning outcomes.

The UBEC boss said the 2021/2022 National Assessment on Learning Achievements in Basic Education (NALABE ) will also evaluate the impact of the multi-billion naira annual interventions at the basic education level.

He spoke at a Two-Day International Workshop on Large Scale Assessment for Basic Education organised by UBEC in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday in Abuja.

While saying that each state receives an average of N1.5 billion for funding of basic education from UBEC every year, which adds up to N3 billion with payment of matching grant, Bobboyi lamented that the amount has not adequately rubbed off on learning achievements in schools

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