Posts tagged as: Nigeria

Boko Haram militants continue their terror in Nigeria

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The Islamist group Boko Haram has taken control of much of the northeastern town of Bama, 70 kilometers from the capital of Borno State, after several hours of intense fighting against the army, according to the testimony of residents cited by France Presse and Reuters. The Government security forces repelled the first assault on Monday […]

Boko Haram abducted 50 others in northern Nigeria

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At least 50 people have been kidnapped by suspected members of the radical Islamist militia Boko Haram in the city of Doron Baga, near Lake Chad, in Borno State, northern Nigeria, witnesses said Wednesday according to the BBC. The incident occurred on August 10, four months after the abduction of 200 girls in a school […]

Malala meets parents of Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram

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Malala Yousafzai is in Nigerian capital Abuja to express her support for the campaingn to bring back over 200 Nigerian girls home who were kidnapped by the militant group Boko Haram in last April. Mala had meeting with the parents of the kidnapped girls on Sunday July 13, 2014. She will also meet with the […]

World Polio Day 2013: Pakistan fails to defeat the disease

Pakistan is one of three countries left in the world where polio remains endemic, the other two being neighboring Afghanistan, and Nigeria.The number of polio cases in Pakistan has dropped from 25,000 16 years ago, to just over 40 cases this year. However, a Taliban ban on vaccinations and attacks on health workers mean that […]

Ban Ki-moon due in Islamabad on Tuesday

The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrives in Islamabad on a two-day visit on Tuesday, officials said. During his stay he will discuss steps for polio eradication and promotion of education especially women education with Pakistani leadership. The World Heath Organization says Pakistan, Nigeria and Afghanistan only three countries remain polio-endemic in the world […]

Attacks on polio teams: World Health Organization stops field work in Pakistan

As a continuity of the orchestrated attack on polio campaigning teams, the World Health Organization (WHO) has directed its field staff to stop work in Pakistan.   At least two people were killed and two others were injured when three teams involved in the nationwide polio vaccination drive were attacked in Peshawar, Nowshera and Charsadda, in […]

Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2012: A landmark development (Part Two)

The availability of teachers alone is the most fundamental issue as all public sector educational institutions at all levels have half what is required of the teaching staff. With this strength of educators, this gigantic exercise with 50 per cent of teachers who also need the required training remains the most significant question.   The […]

Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2012: A landmark development (Part One)

In what appeared to be an optimistic move, the National Assembly adopted a landmark bill that guarantees free education to children of five to sixteen years of age. The Senate, the Upper House of Parliament, has already passed the bill: Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2012.   The bill, originally, was meant for […]

D-8 countries can serve as catalyst for peace, prosperity around the world: President Zardari

President Asif Ali Zardari has called upon D-8 countries to work for development solutions for their one billion people with focus on encouraging the free flow of goods‚ free flow of peoples and free flow of finances.   Addressing the opening of the 8th summit of the D-8 countries in Islamabad Thursday after assuming chairmanship […]

D8 summit: Govt announced public holiday in Islamabad on November 22

The federal government has announced a public holiday in Islamabad on November 22 ahead of D8 summit which is going to held on Thursday.   The Summit will be inaugurated by President Asif Zardari on Thursday in Islamabad. The focus of the summit is to enhance economic and trade cooperation among the member countries.   […]

Prime Minister Ashraf to inaugurate D-8 meeting on Monday

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf today (Monday) will inaugurate a four-day meeting of the Developing-8 (D-8) countries to formulate a strategy to enhance their share in global trade by 15 per cent by 2018.   Secretary of the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) Abdul Qadeer Qazi while addressing a press conference said, “The D-8 […]

Polio again breathing in many parts of the country

Polio stood more less reduced to the brinks of total elimination across the world a couple of years ago but some cases used to be occasionally reported in four countries, India, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan, where the virus could not be completely eradicated. Still the number of polio patients never exceeded to the degree of […]


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