US elections 2020: Bernie Sanders – the Socialist
07 March 2020 | 11:22 am
Who will take on Trump at the 2020 election? At 78 years old, Bernie Sanders is vying for the Democratic nomination for president. The oldest candidate in the race, he is rising in popularity among Democratic voters. A former Mayor and Congressman, he is currently a Senator for Vermont. His policy positions: universal health coverage, free university education, minimum wage rise and taxes on the uber-rich.
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The French Minister of Education Jean-Michel Blanquer reacts after the beheading of a teacher in the Yvelines, reportedly targeted for showing cartoons of Mohammed to his students. Blanquer says that "a teacher is perfectly entitled to show these cartoons".
7 Jan 2021
Security operatives disrupt protest by local govt workers over minimum wage
4 Mar 2021
UNICEF, the UN's Children's Fund, says schools for more than 168 million children have been shuttered entirely by the coronavirus pandemic, with countries in the Caribbean and Latin America among the worst affected.
9 Mar 2021
In an exclusive interview with The Guardian, Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, discussed the country’s state of literature, religious practices, commercialization of arts and culture.
10 Mar 2021
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Workers protest across Northern Nigeria over plan to move minimum wage to the concurrent list
21 Mar 2021
Consecutive lockdowns in the restive region for security and COVID reasons, coupled with a shutdown of high-speed internet and mobile connectivity, have hurt students' educational opportunities.
19 Mar 2021
Let the minimum wage bill go through parliamentary process: Senate to NLC
26 Mar 2021
Despite a severe shortage of foreign exchange (forex), overseas education continues to drain the country’s resources, as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, admitted $80 million weekly disbursements for personal travel allowances or payment of overseas school fees. The amount, which translates to $960 million yearly, is disbursed to banks to enable Nigerians to meet their forex responsibilities. This is after a recent report indicated that Nigerians spend £30 million (about N20 billion) yearly paying tuition in the United Kingdom alone while the country’s education system grapples with challenges of underfunding, poor remuneration, and obsolete teaching facilities.
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Senator Bernie Sanders joins the drive to unionize Amazon workers in Alabama as clashes intensified between lawmakers and the e-commerce giant ahead of a deadline for a vote that could lead to the first union on US soil at the massive tech company.
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