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Raise teachers’ salary to attract professionals —Provosts

November 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Committee of Provosts (COP) of colleges of education in Nigeria Wednesday urged the federal government to raise teachers’ salary towards improving enrolment of students in colleges of education. The national chairman of COP, Professor Johnson Pongori, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) during the opening of the COP 85th Regular Meeting at Federal Read More

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Yabatech graduates remain worthy ambassadors – ICAN

November 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Chief Nnamdi Okwuadigbo, Monday congratulated Yaba College of Technology on its 33rd convocation, saying that its products had remained worthy ambassadors. Okwuadigbo said that the leadership of the institute had done greatly in sustaining the institution’s legacy as the first higher college in the country. He said the history of education and Read More

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Retraining of teachers our top priority — LASUBEB chairman

November 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Chairman, Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB), Mr Wahab Alawiye-King, has said that continuous training of teachers and investment in school infrastructure would optimally yield expected results. Alawiye-King said in a statement Tuesday that since the state government wanted teachers that were academically and professionally qualified, there was the need for the government to continuously train its workforce. “We Read More

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Banker decries suicide rates by students, admission seekers

November 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

An executive banker, Mr Adebayo Adeyinka, has decried the rate at which Nigerian youths were committing suicide due to failure in their academic pursuits. Adeyinka who is the regional bank head, Southwest 1, Fidelity Bank Plc, made the assertion at the 2019 National Pre-University Conference in Badagry, organised by CityMood Communications. “Many Nigerian youths are committing suicide because of academic Read More

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Buhari calls for improved response to kidnapping, banditry

November 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on security agencies and communities under threats of bandits’ attacks and kidnappings to be more vigilant and alert in the light of the latest incidents in Enugu, Zamfara, Adamawa, Katsina and Kaduna states. Reacting to the recent reports of heightened acts of violence and kidnappings after a period of relative inactivity, the president said: “in Read More

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Reps seek FG’s intervention over S’East road

November 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The House of Representatives has asked the federal government to extend remedial work on the Owerri-Orlu-Idoato-Uga federal road in view of its importance as linkage between four of the five states in the South East. The House in resolution on Thursday, also urged the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing to include the duailization of the road in the 2020 Read More

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Insecurity: NESO trains officers on counter insurgency, forensics

November 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

Following the spate of insecurity experienced across the country, a non governmental organisation, Neighbourhood Enlightenment and Safety Organisation (NESO), has held a three day capacity building worship for its officers. The training held Thursday in Suleja, Niger state, in collaboration with the International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professionals (IICFIP), USA, with the theme “new perspectives in intelligence, counter insurgency Read More

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Family wants Faisal Maina’s case reassigned, loses confidence in Justice Abang

November 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Abdulrasheed Maina family has urged President of Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho to reassign the FGN vs Faisal Abdulrasheed Maina case before Federal High Court 6 in Abuja, to another judge, noting that it has lost confidence in Justice Okon Abang. The family in a statement signed by its spokesman, Usman Abdullahi, on Thursday, said its action was consequence of an Read More

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Complainant petitions CJ over magistrate’s allege impunity

November 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state, Comrade Osahon Imaro has urged the Chief Judge of Edo state to order the removal of Magistrate A.P Saike from his suit marked: NO. MOr/176C/19: C.O.P vs Charles Eghaghe over allege impunity and indecent handling of the charge. Imaro who is a complainant in the suit said: “I make Read More

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Climate change: Environmental experts, CSOs, stakeholders strategise on attaining SDGs

November 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Critical environmental experts and stakeholders on Thursday ended a three-day brainstorming to strategise on how to address environmental issues in Nigeria towards the realisation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on climate change. The 13th National Council on Environment (NCE) organised by Federal Ministry of Environment with the theme “Promoting Environmental Advocacy: A Panacea for Achieving the Next Level Agenda” started in Kaduna on Tuesday with Read More

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Auditors-general’s quest for enabling laws

November 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

The recent lamentation by delegates to the 49th Conference of the Body of Federal and State Auditors-General in Nigeria to the effect that the absence of an enabling law is impeding the work of the auditing agencies deserves urgent legislative action. This is more so bearing the fact that auditing is at the core of the anti-corruption fight of the Read More

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Why we should study all ‘literatures’

November 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

Isn’t it obnoxiously surprising that literary students at higher institutions of learning, in this part of the world, are unrepentantly disinterested in non-African literatures? Aren’t we depriving ourselves of valued cultural resources? Of course, there is the argument of how ‘poor reading culture’ has robbed Nigerian universities of intellectual ferment of the days of yore and how it feeds the Read More

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N5trn debts: Senate, AMCON move against defaulters

November 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Chairman Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions, Senator Uba Sani, has revealed that the committee has resolved to join hands with AMCON to push for the recovery of  N5 trillion for which high-profile Nigerians have defaulted. A media release issued at the end of a retreat organised by AMCON on Wednesday and signed by Senator Uba Read More

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Ibadan Obas reject out of court settlement, insist on crowns

November 21, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Ibadan new obas Thursday rejected the out of court settlement stripping them the rights to wear beaded crowns and coronets. Rising from a meeting, the Ibadan Obas rejected the settlement, saying,  relevant parties in the case were not carried along during the settlement. At the meeting of the Obas in Mapo Hall headed by Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Sen. Lekan Read More

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Good leadership key to eliminating costly mistakes during operations – CAS

November 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has said that due to unique demand of the members of the Nigerian military in the discharge of their professional responsibilities, it is imperative that the Services are led by persons with good leadership qualities if they must eliminate or minimise costly mistakes during operations. Speaking while delivering his Read More

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Housewife arrested in Ekiti for alleged murder

November 21, 2019 Editorial II 0

 The Ekiti State police command has arrested  a house wife and a mother of two,  Mrs Janet Idowu allegedly  for killing her husband .The suspect, a professional Nurse, reportedly stabbed Mr Jegede, who was in his sixties to death with the aid of a knife over an unknown issue. Mrs Jegede who is  in her thirties, believed to be a Read More

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Why ICPC should go after MDAs not on IPPIS

November 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

In a move that can be described as both crucial and timely, President Muhammadu Buhari, this week, directed officials of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to go after Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) that have yet to enroll on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) and government e-payment platform. The president gave the Read More

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I can’t disobey court orders on Edo assembly – Obaseki

November 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has said that he can’t disobey court orders on issuance of fresh proclamation for the Edo state House of Assembly. The governor, who was responding to comments by Peter Akpatason purportedly on behalf of Edo Caucus in the National Assembly that he (Obaseki) should issue fresh proclamation letter for the Edo Assembly to be Read More

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Bayelsa Poll: We don’t have anything against Jonathan – PDP

November 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has nothing against former President Goodluck Jonathan over the just concluded Bayelsa governorship election. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, disclosed this in an interview with journalists on Wednesday after a meeting of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) in Abuja. There were reports that Mr Jonathan may be sanctioned by the party Read More

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The guru takes a bow: Tribute to Alex Akinyele

November 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

I first met Chief Alex Akinyele sometime in 1984 when we were shopping for investors in our admittedly ambitious news media project – publishing a weekly newsmagazine, Newswatch. Our ambition was, if you would excuse the worn out cliché, to blaze the trail in weekly newsmagazine publishing in Africa. It would be tough, we knew. But the thrill of blazing Read More

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22 investors ready for businesses in Osun as Oyetola signs executive order

November 21, 2019 Editorial II 0

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun state as signed the Executive Order establishing Osun Investment and Promotion Agency. He said the step was to further demonstrate his commitment to socio-economic development.  Oyetola announced the signing of the order while declaring the 3-days Economic and Investment Summit closed in Osogbo, Thursday.  In a related development, no fewer than 22 investors have shown Read More

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ECOWAS parliament key to ending challenges in West Africa – Lawan

November 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmed Lawal, has commended the ECOWAS Parliament for being steadfast in the resolution of the many challenged confronting the sub-region. Speaking at the opening of the Second Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament, Lawan who was represented by his deputy, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, urged the parliament not to relent in performing its core function. Read More

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Why AIDS still rampant among youths – Obiano’s aide

November 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Anambra state Executive Director, HIV/AIDS programme, Dr Onyekachi Ibezim, has posited that the prevalent rate of AIDS in the state was dropping steadily due to awareness, education, counseling and treatment. Ibezim, while addressing some newsmen in his office, said it dropped from above nine percent to 2.8 percent, and urged the  HIV/AIDS positive on regular treatment which he claimed Read More

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Updated: Another top politician dumps PDP for APC

November 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Former candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party  (PDP) for Etsako federal constituency in the House of Representative, Chief Blessing Agbomhere has dumped the party for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Agbomhere, who official abandoned the PDP Thursday,along with thousands of his supporters, said he decided to decamp from the PDP because the party has lost its zest to win. Read More