Godfrey AKON

SHORT STORY The miser and his gold

 

 

 

 

 

An old miser lived in a house with a garden. The miser hid his gold coins in a pit under some stones in the garden. Every day, before going to bed, the miser went to the stones where he hid the gold [...]

Sun, 12 August 2018


Stakeholders want an urgent policy on TVET

As youth unemployment in Nigeria continues to soar, stakeholders have advocated an urgent formulation of a policy on Technical and Vocational Education, and Training, TVET, to address the challenge.

Speaking at a meeting with officials of the Ministry of Education, in Abuja, the Provost, Busine [...]

Sat, 21 July 2018


UniMaid draws over N11bn TETFund allocation - Baffa

The University of Maiduguri, UniMaid, has accessed over N11billion allocation from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, out of the over N12billion allocated to it from 1999 till date.

 

Executive Secretary of TETFund, Dr. Abdullahi Baffa, disclosed this while commissioning an [...]

Sat, 21 July 2018


Insecurity hampering girls’ education in Zamfara

The wave of bloody attacks on Zamfara communities by bandits and cattle rustlers is weighing heavily on the education of girls in the affected communities.

The violent attacks which have shut down some schools, have forced many young children of school age to relocate to safer communities along [...]

Sat, 21 July 2018


Short stories The boy who cried wolf

Once upon a time, there lived a shepherd boy who was bored watching his flock of sheep on the hill. To amuse himself, he shouted, “Wolf! Wolf! The sheep are being chased by the wolf!” The villagers came running to help the boy and save the sheep. They found nothing and the boy just laughed [...]

Sat, 21 July 2018


Group tasks FG on Ukelle-Izzi communal clash

A community-based group, Project 1000, has called on the Federal Government to take drastic action in ending the protracted communal clash between communities in Cross River and Ebonyi states without further delay.

This was contained in a s [...]

Sun, 15 July 2018


How UNICEF’s G4G inspires girls’ retention in schools

So far, 15,303 girls in Bauchi, Katsina and Zamfara states have been enrolled in UNICEF’s Girls For Girls, G4G, initiative aimed at improving enrolment, retention, completion and transition of the girls from primary to junior secondary schools. T [...]

Sun, 15 July 2018


SHORT STORY When Adversity Knocks

Mary was a young girl. She used to get annoyed with everything. She had a negative attitude towards life.

 

 

 

Once, when she felt that life was unbearable, she asked her father what to do. She told him tha [...]

Sun, 15 July 2018


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