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Michael, the blind kid that drums to live

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By Dimeji Kayode-Adedeji, Abeokuta

He clings to his drums, eyes focused on the muses and melodies flowing frown within the drum and the illuminated heart.  Thirteen year old Micheal Bomodeoku reminds one of the fabled “Akin the Drummer Boy”, key character of the novel with the same title.


12-year-old who pays his own school fees

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From Dimeji Kayode-Adedeji, Abeokuta


At the time many of his contemporaries are enjoying good life without knowing what it takes to feed out of the sweat of one’s brow or what it takes to pay school fees, 12 years old Kehinde Akanbi, a primary 5 pupil of St. Mary’s Primary School, Oke-Efon in Abeokuta, Ogun state Capital is already fending for himself and using his earnings to finance his education.


We are taking after Gov Babangida Aliyu —Katcha Council Chairman

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What motivated you to go into active politics? joined politic to contribute my quota towards changing the political attitude of my people as well as to transform the process of leadership. It is a big task but the present crop of leaders in our state are determined to succeed.


How Comrade Bala Tsoho Musa (OON), missed Jonathan’s handshake

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A day to the presentation            of the National Honour, I was sitting at home with my family when I received a call from the Chief of Staff to the SFG, to submit my CV at the International Conference Centre. It was in the evening.


Government investment in education is insufficient, says Professor Fatima

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Professor Fatima Ja'afar Tahir is of the Micro Biology department at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. Professor Fatima, who is Director of the Human Resource Directorate of the University, spoke on the plethora of problems bedevilling the education sector, including emphasis on paper qualification rather than ability and capability, hiring of people to write exams, JAMB anomalies, overstretched facilities, mass failure and almajirci system, among sundry issues, in this interview with Ahmed Kaigama.  Excerpts

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