Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic announces resumption

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Posted by Chrome on 25th October, 2020   |   Comments This to notify all students of Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot Osurua, that normal academic activities which were suspended on Friday 23rd October 2020 due to the curfew imposed by the state government have been lifted. Accordingly, normal academic activities resume on Monday 26th October 2020. N/B: All staff and students are to take note and act accordingly. Thank you.   Comrade Edidiong Williams SA on Media and Publicity, SUG   For: Mr. Emmanuel Umoh Dean, Students Affairs   25-10-2020

EndSARS Protests: Buhari condemns eviction notices to ethnic and religious groups

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday condemned hate messages and eviction notices to ethnic and religious groups. The President in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, berated promoters of such hate messages, adding that the “rights of all citizens to live and work in any part of the country is a constitutional right and will be defended by the government” The President therefore, urged Nigerians to “take pride in the fact that our diverse people have been living with one another in harmony for ages” The President noted that peace, brotherhood, and inter communal harmony are central to our ethos and urged Nigerians “not to turn against one another in hate. The statement came as the Judicial panel of inquiry set up by the Lagos State Government, is set to start sitting on Monday. President Muhammadu Buhari expressed his full support and optimism that it will assist the nation to give justice to peaceful protesters who lost their lives, security men who were murdered and property owners whose assets were vandalized […]

Queens College Enugu, Issue a Disclaimer on Hoarding of COVID-19 palliatives (video)

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The principal of Queens Secondary School Enugu, has issued a disclaimer to the general public as regards the school premise being used for hoarding of Covid-19 palliatives by the Enugu state Government.   In a video shared online, the principal alongside students of the school denied reports of harboring palliatives.  According to the principal, the palliatives were initially packed in the school hall, and flagged off in August 2020 by the state government.   She called on the people of the state who are planning on invading the school environment in search of the palliatives, to desist from the act as the palliatives were no longer in the school premises.

We are ready to roll out more youth-friendly policies – Makinde

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Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, on Saturday, said his government will soon roll out policies that will further address the grievances and demands of the youths. Governor Makinde, who commended the youths in the state for cooperating with the government to restore peace after the #EndSARS protests, acknowledged the fact that normalcy has returned to the state despite the fact that the government refrained from imposing a curfew.The governor stated these at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Oluyole, Ibadan, where he attended the wedding of the son of the Director-General of Operation Burst, Colonel Oladipupo Ajibola. A statement by Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, quoted him as saying: “Today, the rest of the country is acknowledging the fact that normalcy has returned to Oyo State without locking anywhere down.“So, I want to use this opportunity to thank everyone in the state for their cooperation, particularly our youths. They protested and communicated the grievances they had. They put all of them forward. “We have heard them and I have personally engaged them. And I want to […]

KWASU Suspend Undergraduate Examinations – Myschool

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This is to announce that, the Vice-Chancellor, on behalf of the senate of Kwara State University, has directed that all undergraduate examinations scheduled to hold today, October, 24th 2020, be suspended till further notice.  The directive is as a result of the 24-hour curfew declared last night by the Kwara State Government. The University community will be informed of new development in due course. Thank you. Muhammed A. Shuaib Ag. Registrar  

How NMRC is innovating to build mortgage industry

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Set up as a secondary mortgage institution that is private sector-driven with the public purpose of developing the primary and secondary mortgage markets, the Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company (NMRC) has its work cut out for it. The company has the mandate of, among other things, increasing liquidity in the mortgage system and lowering interest rate on housing loans. It is also expected to break down barriers to home ownership by providing liquidity, affordability, accessibility and stability to the housing market. Armed with these in a very challenging business environment, the refinance company is left with no option but to innovate, believing that innovative ideas are needed to build the mortgage industry. Besides pushing the mortgage foreclosure law with vigour such that, increasingly, it is gaining traction with many more states of the federation passing the law, the company has come up with what it calls Electronic Mortgage Assets Registry. This has financial backing from the Work Bank and, according to Kehinde Ogundimu, the managing director and chief executive officer of the company, the registry is aimed to facilitate seamless transfer […]

LAUTECH late registration deadline for 2019/2020 session

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Posted by Dende on 24th October, 2020   |   Comments This is to inform the university community especially candidates offered admissions during the 2019/2020 admission exercise as well as those who were offered admissions through transfer from other institutions who are yet to conclude their registration processes that the university authority has graciously approved that last opportunity should be given to the concerned candidates to be able to access the various university portals and do the needful. LAUTECH Undergraduate portal has been re-opened with effect from Monday, October 19, 2020. Students are to log in to their portal accounts at https://student.lautech.edu.ng to register/update their course registration Registration closes at: Sunday, November 8th, 2020, 11:59:pm. Students are to use this opportunity to regularize their Portal Course Registration. Best Regards

How FG underfunds police, waters ground for brutality

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The Nigeria Police Force has become a thorn in the flesh of the citizens of Africa’s most populous country. Known for brutality and recklessness, the force is perceived as the most corrupt institution in the country, with its members demanding bribes from the public without compunction. A 2019 public survey by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) revealed that the police was the most corrupt among five institutions surveyed. The second most corrupt in the country was the power sector while the judiciary, education and health ministries were third, fourth and fifth in ranking. Transparency International survey in 2019 also found the police as the most corrupt institution in the country, followed by the legislature and the judiciary. The defunct rogue police unit known as the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) did irredeemable damage to many families. There are hundreds of tales of young people killed extra-judicially by the brutal unit, with many of the deceased parting with hundreds of thousands of naira before their gruesome murder. Underfunding the Police However, the Nigeria Police Force is grossly underfunded, according to […]

Most Outstanding Lockdown Teacher Competition Winner Announced

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The Most Outstanding Lockdown Teacher Competition, organized by Educational Aid Global Initiative (Edu-Aid) has announced the winner of the competition. Gideon Ogungeyimi, an alumni of Teach for Nigeria (TFN), a non-governmental organization, emerged as the overall winner of the competition, while Precious Adegunle, an alum oof the same NGO emerged as the first runner up in the competition.   Teachers who applied for the competition, were required to submit a one minute video, detailing their works, which were later assessed to determine the winning.  The organizers were particularly impressed with Gideon’s model, which involved creating and printing worksheets in English language and mathematics, delivering them to the doorstep of his pupils, and collecting them at a later date for assessment.   While precious was able to raise funds to purchase tablets for her students, and began a project to digitalize Nigeria curriculum especially in Yoruba language. 

ENDSARS: IGP orders AIGs, CPs, others to tackle widespread violence, looting

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The Inspector-General of Police, (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate mobilization of all police operational assets and resources to bring an end to the wanton violence, killings, looting and destruction of public and private property, and reclaim the public space from criminal elements masquerading as ENDSARS protesters in some parts of the country. A statement issued on Saturday by the Force Public Relations Officer Frank Mba (DCP) said the IGP gave the order to all Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs), Commissioners of Police (CPs), Heads of Police Operational Units, Squadron and Base Commanders in charge of Zonal/State/FCT Commands, the Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit and the Special Protection Unit, today 24th October, 2020. In addition, CPs/Heads of Police Formations in the various states have also been charged to mobilize their men and work in sync with the Command CPs in the areas where they are domiciled, to dominate the public space and ensure peace and safety in the affected areas. The IGP, while noting that ‘enough is enough’ to all acts of lawlessness, disruption of public peace […]