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We will safeguard our Fountain of Knowledge reputation – Ekiti Govt

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Ekiti State Government restated its commitment to proper funding of tertiary institutions in the state to protect and preserve the reputation of the state as the “Fountain of Knowledge.

Ekiti State Deputy Governor Monisade Afuye gave the assurance on Thursday while playing host to the Provost of the College of Health Sciences and Technology, Ijero Ekiti, Dr Olajumoke Cecelia Adebayo in her office in Ado Ekiti.

Responding to the management’s demand that government should upgrade the college to a polytechnic so it can access funds at the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETfund), Mrs Afuye, insisted that the arrangement must “fully comply with due process.”

A statement by her Special Assistant on Media, Victor Ogunje, advised the college to write a new brief as stipulated by law and convince the state government that such upgrading will revitalise the institution to offer qualitative education.

Mrs Afuye stated that the government of Governor Oyebanji holds the college in high esteem, having produced middle-class health officials and graduates that are performing exceedingly well in society.

Mrs. Afuye said: “Ekiti State Government has high regard for the College of Health Sciences and Technology owing to the fact that their graduates are performing exceptionally in their places of work. We gave so many proofs to substantiate this fact.

“But regarding upgrading of the College to a higher pedestal, the government understands the ways of putting it to the leadership of the House of Assembly to pass the law to effect this, but there must be verifiable evidence to convince the government that such will be in the best interest of the College.

“I will advise that you write a new brief on why the College should be upgraded to a polytechnic. Let us know the benefits in the areas of infrastructure and funding since its elevation won’t cost the state any financial burden. “

She added: “Let me assure you that Governor Oyebanji is going to fulfil all his promises, but give us little time to think about all your demands and take the normal steps”.

Justifying that the College deserves upgrading in her submission, the College Provost, Dr Adebayo, said such an arrangement will resolve perennial infrastructural and financial deficits pummeling the institution.

She added: “Infrastructure in our College is very low because we can’t access funds at TETfund. Some of the universities and polytechnics’ projects are funded through Tetfund, but because we are monotechnic, we can’t access these funds.” The college, she disclosed, was granted a tertiary status 10 years ago, but without any grant to institute projects.

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In other news – Nigeria doesn’t need a good man as President – Chidoka shades Peter Obi

Former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka has declared that Nigeria doesn’t need a good man as President. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, stalwart made the remark on Thursday at a virtual national dialogue monitored by DAILY POST.

 

Chidoka’s “good man” assertion was in response to previous comments by a Labour Party, LP, chieftain Valentine Ozigbo. Learn more

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Bad leaders making life of Nigerians miserable – Pastor Giwa

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The senior pastor of Awaiting The Second Coming Of Christ Ministry, Adewale Giwa, on Sunday, lamented that the economic situation in Nigeria has gone from bad to worse under President Bola Tinubu. The clergyman noted that bad leaders were intentionally making life miserable for Nigerians.

Speaking with DAILY POST, Giwa said Buhari’s utterances that Nigerians will appreciate his administration when he’s gone is being fulfilled under Tinubu’s government. According to Giwa: “Nigerians found themselves in the hands of bad leaders having passed through the worst experience under former President Muhammadu Buhari.

“The success of a nation is determined by the kind of leaders you have. When the biblical Jeroboam became leader of Israel he led people to sin and we all know what happened.

“What Nigerians are presently going through makes me remember what Buhari said that ‘Nigerians will appreciate his government after his tenure’.

“If Buhari, the worst leader in history, could say Nigerians would appreciate his government then what should we say is currently happening in Nigeria under Tinubu? I wonder why in Nigeria, a leader will take over power and situations will get worse. Is it not better if we don’t have a nation called Nigeria or have a nation where the citizens continue to wallow in abject poverty and penury?

“For now, Tinubu’s government has fared worse than Buhari’s government because under Buhari there was nothing like subsidy removal. We all know how much a litre of petrol was during Buhari’s administration. We can now see how much it is under Tinubu, so I can’t say Tinubu’s government is better than Buhari’s government. In all fairness and coupled with the present events, the present political leaders are intentionally making the lives of Nigerians miserable.

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In other news – Police vow to tackle vandalization of public facilities in Akwa Ibom

The Police in Eket, Akwa Ibom, have assured that public facility vandalism would be completely tackled in the town and its environs. The Divisional Police Officer, SP Felix Ekpoudom, stated this shortly after visiting a vandalised water fountain at Udom Emmanuel Boulevard in Atabong, Eket town.

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Ekpoudom said that the police became aware of the incident after the visit of Governor Umo Eno to Eket on May 3.The Police in Eket, Akwa Ibom, have assured that public facility vandalism would be completely tackled in the town and its environs. Read more

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Police vow to tackle vandalization of public facilities in Akwa Ibom

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The Police in Eket, Akwa Ibom, have assured that public facility vandalism would be completely tackled in the town and its environs. The Divisional Police Officer, SP Felix Ekpoudom, stated this shortly after visiting a vandalised water fountain at Udom Emmanuel Boulevard in Atabong, Eket town.

Ekpoudom said that the police became aware of the incident after the visit of Governor Umo Eno to Eket on May 3.The Police in Eket, Akwa Ibom, have assured that public facility vandalism would be completely tackled in the town and its environs.

The Divisional Police Officer, SP Felix Ekpoudom, stated this shortly after visiting a vandalised water fountain at Udom Emmanuel Boulevard in Atabong, Eket town. Ekpoudom said that the police became aware of the incident after the visit of Governor Umo Eno to Eket on May 3.

The DPO said that it was wrong to steal or vandalise public facilities, saying,” Those who do so are agents of underdevelopment”. We have observed that acts of vandalism are happening in some areas in Eket. We have begun our surveillance, we shall get hold of them,” he said. Ekpoudom urged residents of Eket to support the support with credible information to tackle the ugly menace.

”We need the cooperation of the community, you have to work with the police to tackle this challenge. We are committed towards tackling vandalism and other unlawful activities in the area. We shall apprehend them,” he added.

Earlier, the community Youth Leader, Mr Willie Mbong, described the issue of public facility vandalism in the area as worrisome. That water fountain is adding to the aesthetic beauty of the town. It is a bad thing to vandalise and steal some of its components.

”We shall take this issue seriously by reporting it to the appropriate authorities. Those behind this act must be unmasked.” He assured that the community would do everything possible to support the Police towards apprehending those involved in the act.

Source: Dailypost

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Court Fixes May 27 to Hear Applications on Ganduje’s Suspension

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A Kano State High Court has set May 27, 2024, for the commencement of hearing in the case of the alleged suspension of the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.  The court, presided over by Justice Usman Malam Na’abba, will hear three applications: a preliminary objection, a joinder application, and an application challenging the court’s jurisdiction.

The applicants, Haladu Gwanjo and Laminu Sani Barguma, are seeking an order of interim injunction on Ganduje’s suspension from the APC.Counsel for the applicant, Ibrahim Sa’ad, requested a new date to respond to the counter affidavit filed by the respondents. Counsel for the respondents did not object to the request.

Counsel for the fourth respondent, Lydia Oyewo, informed the court that her client was not served with the court processes. Parties seeking to be joined in the case also informed the court of their position.

Justice Na’abba fixed May 27 for the hearing to allow all parties to serve their processes and respond to the applications.

Source: sunnewsonline

In other news – Military forcefully took away suspected oil bunkerers from police custody – IGP tells court

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, has told a Federal High Court in Abuja that the military forcefully took away some suspects allegedly involved in oil bunkering from police custody.

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Counsel to the IGP, Idris Mohammed, revealed this to Justice James Omotosho when the matter was called for the alleged oil bunkerers to take their plea in a five-count criminal charge filed against them. The IGP had, in an earlier charge marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/60/2024, listed 19 alleged oil bunkerers for prosecution. Read more

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