Guber poll: Tension in Ondo

■ Gunmen kill LG boss, as APC holds primary election today FROM BAMIGBOLA GBOLAGUNTE, AKURE THERE is palpable tension in Akure, Ondo State capital, following the assassination of the Chairman, Caretaker Management Committee of Okitipupa Local Government area of the state, Mr Niyi Pirisola barely 24 hours to the governorship primary of the All Progressives…

Ondo Poll: Another APC aspirant withdraws from race, backs Abraham

Ahead of today’s primary election of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State, another aspirant, Mr. Derin Adesida yesterday withdrew from the race to clinch the ticket of the party. Adesida, who represented Akure South/Akure North federal constituency between 2007 and 2011 at the House of Representatives lawmaker said he opted out of the race…

#KogiAt25: Stakeholders Laud Gov Bello Over Massive Rehabilitation of Rural and Urban Roads in Kogi

Some stakeholders in Kogi State have commended the development and transformation efforts of Governor Yahaya Bello so far, despite the distractions visited on the government by some external elements. In particular, they applauded the governor for the massive rehabilitation of rural and urban roads in the State, as well as his attention to the welfare and security interests of the people, which is the primary purpose of government. The Kogi Democratic Forum,…

Ondo Poll: Another APC aspirant withdraws from race, backs Abraham

Ahead of tomorrow’s governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State, another aspirant, Mr. Derin Adesida has withdrawn from the race to clinch the ticket of the party. Adesida, who was the former House of Representatives lawmaker between 2007 and 2011, said he dropped his ambition in order to support another aspirant,…

New school calendar not for private schools – FCTA

The FCT Administration has clarified that the recent review of the 2016/2017 academic calendar for primary and post primary schools in the Federal Capital Territory affects only public schools. It would be recalled that the FCT Administration earlier changed the resumption date from Sunday, September 4, 2016 for boarding schools and Monday September 5, 2016…

Coach calls for promotion of karate in schools to instill discipline

Mannie Oyewole, a Lagos-based karate Coach, on Friday urged primary and secondary schools to promote karate among students to instill discipline in them. Oyewole told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that karate came with much discipline and rules capable of molding students’ characters. “Karate is a sport that comes with a lot…

FG to reintroduce civic, hygiene education in schools

Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Development Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says the Federal Government may reintroduce civic and hygiene education in primary and secondary schools for value re-orientation. The minister disclosed this on Friday in Abuja when he appeared in a Forum of the News Agency of Nigeria…

FCT minister announces new school calendar for public schools

Editor The FCT Administration has clarified that the recent review of the 2016/2017 academic calendar for primary and post primary schools in the Federal Capital Territory affects only public schools. It would be recalled that the FCT Administration earlier changed the resumption date from Sunday, 4th September, 2016 for boarding schools and Monday 5th September,…

Miss Goodwill Ambassador Pageant Audition Set To Commence In Port Harcourt

It is the first pageant in Nigeria without “any height and body size restriction”. The primary mission of the pageant according to the organiser is to advocate for Women Empowerment, Gender Equality, Free Child Education, Free Medical Treatment for Pregnant Women, HIV/AIDS Eradication, Malaria and other Diseases and Green Earth and Peace Advocacy. The pageant…

Yobe Govt Sacks LG Ghost Workers, Pays Staff Salaries

Yobe State government has sacked massively, local government ghost workers, comprising of Fika, Nangere, Potiskum, Bade and Nguru Local Government Areas shortly after the verification exercise. Investigation made by our state correspondent showed that, the LEA teachers and LGA workers were affected in five councils as a result of ongoing verifications exercise across the state…

Tackle Ghost Workers, NLC Urges FG

The Akwa Ibom State chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has urged the Federal Government to prosecute all perpetrators of ghost workers syndrome in the nation’s public service. Chairman of the council in the state, Mr Etim Ukpong, made the call in an interview with newsmen recently. Ukpong decried that over the years, different tiers of…