Sanwo-Olu: Lagos Will Continue Investments In Education sector

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, reaffirmed his administration’s plan to transform the educational sector of the State, vowing to increase government’s investment for the good of the pupils. Over 3,000 teachers from various schools and education districts across the State converged at De Blue Roof of the Lagos Television, Ikeja, where the Governor formally launched the EKOEXCEL, a teachers’ professional development and training programme. Earlier, primary school teachers went through a two weeks training process, organised by the State Universal Basic Education Board to increase capacity and develop the…

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Number Of Inmates Awaiting Trial In Lagos Increases By 41.7%

The number of inmates awaiting trial in Lagos increased by 41.7 percent in 2019, statistics released by the state Ministry of Justice have shown. The statistics were obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria from the Lagos State Criminal Information System on Thursday. It shows that 5,130 inmates awaited trial in the five custodial centres in the state in 2019 compared to 2,989 awaiting trial inmates recorded in 2018. According to the data, 1,460 convictions were recorded in 2019, which is 14.6 percent high compared to 1,246 convictions in 2018.…

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The Tourism World And The Place Of ICT Is Nigeria Tapping Into The Opportunities…

The growth in the global tourism sector has been phenomenal, but the value has mainly been driven by information technology. But how is Nigeria tapping into the endless opportunities in ICT to drive growth in the tourism sector? Tourism has been said to be the world’s largest industry. The sector provides support for a significant proportion of the economies of many nations around the world and it is one of the biggest employers of labour worldwide. The contribution of the tourism industry to the gross national product, employment, and regional…

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IHEDIOHA: PDP Files Request For Case Review To Supreme Court

Lawyers putting final touches to petitio As party mulls consensus candidate for chair of govs’ forum   All things being equal, the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is filing for a review of the Tuesday, January 14, Supreme Court judgment that nullified the election of its candidate, Emeka Ihedioiha, as the governor of Imo State, before the end of this week. The Supreme Court had penultimate Tuesday, January 14, sacked Ihedioha as governor of Imo State and ordered the swearing-in of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Senator…

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Eze Ndigbo Are Not Recognise As Eze In Abia Royalty Traditional Council- Eze Ngozi Ibekwe

Eze (Dr.) Ngozi Ibekwe (JP) Ugo-Oha 1 of Etiti Mgboko Ancient Kingdom, Abia State Nigeria, holds Bsc, MPIA from the University of Lagos and FCIA.  He is also the Mayor: Non-Yoruba Speaking People in Lagos. If you are just meeting him for the first time, a mere stirring at him, a full picture of his bold dripping Royalty vividly announces his kind of personality into your mind. When Waka Abot Africa team visited his palace, you can notice Eze Ngozi in all its ramifications is a very flamboyant traditional ruler…

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Education In Serious Crisis, Says Stakeholders At UN

Senior United Nations officials and other stakeholders on Friday in New York raised concerns about the “alarming crisis” in the education sector, with a call on governments to act fast. Speaking at a high-level interactive dialogue on education at the UN headquarters, they noted that the Sustainable Development Goals could not be achieved without inclusive and qualitative education. The meeting was hosted by Nigeria to commemorate the 2020 International Day of Education, with the theme: “Aligning Inclusive Quality Education Policies with Sustainable Development Goals.” According to the United Nations Education…

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48 Die In Ogun Road Accidents In 35 Days — FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun State Command on Friday said 48 lives were lost in 102 road accidents between December 15, 2019, and January 19, 2020, in the state. The Ogun State FRSC Sector Commander, Clement Oladele, gave the figure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Ota. The FRSC official said 30 persons lost their lives in 63 road accidents during the same period in 2018. Oladele noted that 215 persons were injured in the accidents in 2018, compared to the 321 recorded…

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Isese Festival: Our Leaders Should Be Sworn In With Deities, Say Traditional Worshiper

A Lagos based traditionalist and worshipper of the Isese deity Sulaimon Arowolo Ajayi has advocated the introduction of traditional deities for swearing- in public officers into the office to forestall the high incidence of oath-breaking by public servants. Ajayi gave the suggestions while speaking to Waka About Africa on the occasion of the celebration of Isese Day.  Explaining the essence of the festival Ajayi said Isese is like Christmas. “Everybody gather together and celebrate Ifa, Sango. We have the same day feast for Isese, Ogboni, Ifa, Oro and so on…

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