The Guardian learnt that the nurses were travelling to honour the matron in one of the hospitals in Abeokuta when the tragic incident occurred. xA statement by the spokesperson for Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed that the two dead victims were nurses in Ademola Hospital and General Hospital, Ijaiye, both in Abeokuta. According to one of the survivors, the driver was speeding and was as well using his cell phone while driving at a bend. “The occupants in the bus were nurses who were all heading to a party to honour the matron in one of the hospitals in Abeokuta. The two dead victims are also nurses in one Ademola Hospital and General Hospital, Ijaiye”.
April 20, 2021 04:18 UTC
Mixed reactions trail alleged link with Al-Qaeda, othersApparently anticipating questions concerning reports on his alleged links to terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda and Taliban, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, yesterday, avoided fielding questions from journalists covering the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. One of the issues the minister was expected to shed light on was that, which had been trending since last week. “Those who express extremist views remain a threat to world peace, as they support mass murder of both Christians and Muslims globally. We write to intimate you of remarks attributed to Pantami in several media blogs that he was always happy whenever terrorist groups kill unbelievers.”It also alleged that Pantami had, in the past, openly supported global terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda and the Taliban. The group frowned on the development, adding that it was a fundamental plot to dampen the image of the country before the international community.
April 20, 2021 04:18 UTC
According to her, on the average, the enrolment of males in the state schools system has dropped to 23,290 as against 28,556 for females. This historical turn of events is sweeping throughout the entire South-East states without the governments doing anything about it. xThe unemployment situation, which worsened in the last two decades, has killed the interest of the boys towards education. It needs to be established how many students are there in the state school system? The decline in male education in the South-East is a negative trend that should be reversed.
April 20, 2021 04:17 UTC
Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw away to Leeds United on Monday in a match overshadowed by the furious response to the Merseysiders’ planned involvement in a breakaway European Super League (ESL). A draw left sixth-placed Liverpool two points adrift of fourth-placed West Ham in the Premier League. The top four in the Premier League come the end of the season are usually the four English clubs guaranteed a place in next term’s UEFA Champions League. Supporters from both Leeds and Liverpool protested outside Elland Road prior to kick-off, while a banner in the stand said: “Earn it on the pitch. Klopp appeared to have more in common with Bayern than his own employers when he added: “I like the fact that West Ham might play Champions League next year.
April 20, 2021 04:07 UTC
Access to Justice (A2J) has called for the arrest of the Chairman, Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) Mr. Danladi Umar and his aides for assaulting a security guard, Mr. Clement Sargwak, at Banex Plaza, Abuja. The group in a letter to the Commissioner of Police Abuja, Musa Kimopsc gave him seven days, within which to commence the prosecution of the CCB boss and his collaborators. xThe group noted that the Police Act 2020, outlines the responsibilities of the Nigeria Police Force for maintaining public safety and order. “In other words, the Police cannot ration justice according to its pleasure. 83(2)(c) of the Police Act requires the Police to be fair to all persons in Nigeria notwithstanding their economic status or religious, ethnic or political beliefs or association,” it said.
April 20, 2021 04:06 UTC
States are statutorily and logically entitled to raise money from the public to fund public expenditure in the interest of the public. Ordinarily in the system of government Nigeria operates, payment of legitimate taxes by the citizens is a non-negotiable, even sacrosanct, civic duty. If government creditably performs these functions, the citizens can go about their lawful businesses and will be well positioned to pay taxes. Meanwhile, states devise and design all sorts of taxes and levies that citizens must pay. The Federal Government collects nine different taxes within the same state jurisdiction, including a so-called National Information Technology Development levy.
April 20, 2021 03:56 UTC
The National Parents Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN) has charged government at all levels and private school owners to provide adequate security and relocate all boarding schools in rural areas to urban areas. NAPTAN National President, Alhaji Haruna Danjuma, stated this in a telephone interview with The Guardian, stressing that as schools resume across the country, they should provide joint security forces to patrol and secure all schools to protect students, teachers and staff members from attacks. He urged government at all levels to deploy their resources in ensuring security and security apparatus to protect life and property in the nation’s schools, adding that traditional rulers, community leaders, youths and all NAPTAN members should join hands with security operatives to ensure safety in schools. xDanjuma said government should build more classrooms and other facilities in urban schools to accommodate students who would be relocating from boarding schools in rural areas. He explained that there was the need for all students relocating from boarding schools in rural areas for security reasons to be fixed in schools in boarding schools in Urban areas for them not to miss classes as well as to enable them catch up with their colleagues.
April 20, 2021 03:56 UTC
This meant that mostly career transport operators or at least those whose primary source of income derive from the informal transport sector thrived within it. Additionally, near collapse of railway services during SAP era, made it necessary for informal transport operator roles to expand to moving heavier loads. Customers had informal transport service operators deliver freight from city to city. This however, did not stop informal transport service providers from continuing to render this service, in fact, this practice continue to date. This act has also trickled into the military, where informal transport service providers are engaged to move personnel.
April 20, 2021 03:45 UTC
Navy commanders at all levels in the country will henceforth sign performance bond to enhance operational efficiency, Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, has said. According to him, the feedback mechanism is emplaced as part of measures to stimulate effective management regime. Gambo made the announcement while declaring open Nigerian Navy retreat 2021 themed “Effective Management for Nigerian Navy operational Efficiency” at the Naval Headquarters in Abuja. He noted that “it is necessary to understand key performance indicators for measurement of progress at various strata of the Naval decision-making process.”
April 20, 2021 03:00 UTC
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has urged Federal and State Governments to explore non-oil revenue streams, adding that reliance on crude oil income is unsustainable for the country’s economy. “In the last 40 years or so, crude oil came and replaced those economic activities and earnings. So, we now run a federation relying almost exclusively on crude oil. “Solely relying on crude oil income is unsustainable; the time for diversification is now,” the financial expert said in a string of tweets. Obaseki had come under fire for saying that the Federal Government printed N60bn to share as part of federal allocation in March.
April 19, 2021 19:07 UTC
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has urged striking judicial workers in the state to end the ongoing industrial action, arguing that the judiciary enjoys autonomy in the state. He said it was unfortunate that judiciary workers in the State despite enjoying financial autonomy still shut the courts in what they called solidarity with other states. So, we are implementing financial autonomy. In short, the Rivers State Judiciary cannot be compared to any other judiciary in the country. Wike charges JUSUN to open courts, says Rivers judiciary enjoys autonomy ; Wike charges JUSUN to open courts, says Rivers judiciary enjoys autonomy ; Wike charges JUSUN to open courts, says Rivers judiciary enjoys autonomy.
April 19, 2021 18:45 UTC
For allegedly aiding illegality in Labour Party (LP), the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to mobilise its members on a mass protest to the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). In the letter titled: “Illegal NEC; further subversive acts/violations of subsisting court orders,” the NLC president accused INEC and some of her officials of colluding with some members of the party to perpetrate illegality. He cited the purportedly held National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the Labour Party in Benin City, on Monday, where Messrs Julius Abure and Farouk Ibrahim were said to have been elected as the national chairman and secretary of the party respectively. “The purported meeting and election were in clear violation of the party’s constitution which recognises the Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress as the ‘platforms’ of the party. “It should muster the courage to discipline any of its officers found to be complicit or intending to be complicit in the Labour Party affair.
April 19, 2021 18:33 UTC
One of the platforms providing these opportunities is The Voice Nigeria. xThe Voice Nigeria is empowering talented Nigerians by giving them the means to be discovered by people all around the world. The excitement about Season three of The Voice Nigeria since it premiered on screens across the country is unprecedented. On the other hand, the show provides a platform for sponsors to gain brand visibility, brand awareness and brand love. And also an opportunity to showcase the beauty of Nigeria’s talents, culture and entertainment scene.
April 19, 2021 17:48 UTC
The implementation of financial autonomy for the state judiciary and legislature may likely begin in May this year. The meeting was also attended by state governors including Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto), Simon Lalong (Plateau), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi) as well as chairman and some members of the Conference State Assembly Speakers. Speaking to correspondents after the meeting, the Ekiti State governor said the chief executives had never been against the financial autonomy for the branches of government but wanted the details of the implementation worked out. As a matter of fact, it would not have passed if governors were not in support in the first instance, in the state Assemblies. Thank you”Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari, in May last year, signed into law an Executive Order to grant financial autonomy to the legislature and the judiciary across the 36 states of the country.
April 19, 2021 17:48 UTC
The school authority has reportedly suspended some female students of Oreyo Senior Grammar School, Igbogbo, Ikorodu, Lagos State, seen smoking shisha in a viral video on social media, over the weekend. The act which was widely condemned by many is said to have led to a move by the Lagos State Government to rehabilitate them. Shisha, according to health experts, contains tobacco mixed sometimes with fruit or molasses and heated with charcoal in a Shisha pipe to create the smoke. They said they could only encourage parents and guardians not to abandon their parental roles to teachers and the school authorities. They charged especially the public schools to live up to their responsibilities particularly by ensuring that students remain in the school premises during school hours and report students with bad behaviour including absentees to their parents.
April 19, 2021 17:48 UTC