FG raises panel on teaching of sciences, mathematics in Nigerian languages

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Nigeria yesterday commenced the process of teaching mathematics and science subjects in the local languages.

Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu inaugurated an inter-ministerial committee to map out the logistics for the implementation of the project.

Members were picked from the ministries of science and technology; and education.

Onu said the committee would work out modalities to develop science textbooks in local languages and train teachers that would teach students in the science using local languages.

He noted that all over the world, countries that have advanced in mathematics and science were teaching it to their children in their local languages.

“Nigeria is endowed with major mineral resources and knowledge is required to extract them for development,” he said, adding that teaching science in local languages will help the understanding and improve its knowledge for the extraction of the minerals that will in the long run improve the…

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Gunmen kidnap lawmaker on Abuja-Kaduna highway

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.as Ganduje condemned the act

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KANO ? Kwakwaso?s political family was thrown into shock Wednesday following reports that a member representing Sumaila/Takai Federal Constituency, Garba Durbunde, was kidnapped by unknown gunmen around Abuja-Jere axis of the Abuja-Kaduna highway.

Garba Durbunde, a longstanding political associate of former Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso was a Commissioner for Rural and Community Development after a brilliant stint at the Kano House of Assembly.

Vanguard learned that the unfortunate incident forced Kwankwasiyya political movement in Kano to cancelled much publicised engagement designed to honour Dr Ali Danyaro.

Also it was learnt that the lawmaker left Abuja for Kano around 5pm on Tuesday but was flagged down at outskirt of Jere town by unknown gunmen who took him away.

In a reaction to the unfortunate incident, Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje condemned the act and tasked the police to secured his…

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Overcoming Feelings of Guilt (1 min read)

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Written By Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Travis Tuckett

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Guilt is a deep emotional experience that you have when you commit an act that goes against your own moral standards of conduct. There are varying levels of guilt that are determined by the circumstances surrounding the action that caused guilt to form. Regardless of the severity of the guilt, feeling guilty, or believing that you are guilty, is not easy to deal with. However, the first step in winning this struggle is to admit to your actions. Take responsibility whether you do it within yourself, or with someone else. Then, take some time to meditate on what you said, or did. Ask yourself: What motivated me to do this? Could I have done anything differently? Is there any way to may this…

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Calabar calm after fatal clash

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Normalcy has returned to Calabar after a gun duel between the Police and the Nigerian Navy in a part of the city on Tuesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a police officer was shot and killed by naval personnel, while the police also shot and injured a naval officer on his shoulder during the clash on Tuesday night.

Also, a section of the Akim Police barracks located along IBB Road was destroyed by the naval men and some cars were equally burnt too.

Gov. Ben Ayade who addressed newsmen after the State Security Council meeting on Wednesday urged the citizens to go about their legitimate businesses as normalcy has returned to the affected area.

According to Ayade, the unfortunate incident was as a result of a misunderstanding between some officers of the police and the Nigerian Navy.

“I want to assure the citizenry, and indeed Nigerians…

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Coup, in whose interest?

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Sir: I am no military strategist and expert. I am only an observer that shouldn’t be taken seriously. Though I love the military. I grew up in the barracks enough to know that there are no bad soldiers but very bad officers. Nigeria’s finest military officers have had cause to attend The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, United States Military Academy -West Point and Mons Officer Cadet School – Aldershot for military trainings but most who became military-political officers via coup never lived up to the values instilled in them in these world class institutions mentioned above. They even destroyed the mores of the military. We saw Colonels in Nigeria who were military governors, shook hands with Generals. Hands I must say, extended by these Colonels. Generals toadied up to Colonels in power.

We are here today, thanks to them. So when people celebrate a rumoured coup, I…

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The Miracle of Death (3 min read)

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The first encounter of death I had was that of my grandfather when I was seven. I still can recall the ceremony before he was buried when some of us, his grandchildren were carried and passed over his coffin one by one. Someone on the other side of the coffin caught each one of us until everyone was over. I did not know why it was being done and I never bothered to ask anyone until now about the meaning of this ritual.

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Olivia Newton-John Is Putting Her Tour On Hold After Cancer Diagnosis

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Olivia Newton-John is putting her U.S. and Canadian tour on hold after discovering she has cancer, the singer announced on Facebook Tuesday afternoon.

Doctors have diagnosed the star, 68, with breast cancer that has metastasized to the sacrum, according to the statement. The star initially postponed the first half of her concert tour two weeks ago because of severe back pain from what she thought was sciatica; however, further tests discovered it was actually cancer that spread.

“She plans to be touring in August. They’re all very positive,” a source close to the Grammy winner told PEOPLE on Tuesday about Newton-John and her family.

Earlier this month, daughter Chloe Lattanzi posted a message on Instagram asking for prayers. “I love u mama … Will all of u send healing prayers for my mamas back please,” she wrote May 17. “I believe in the power of positive thinking and energy. Love…

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