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LASG To Take Action On Schools That Violate Academic Calendar



OEQA To Take Action On Schools That Violate Academic Calendar

The Office of Education Quality Assurance (OEQA) has promised to take disciplinary actions against schools in Lagos that failed to resume with the academic calendar.

This was revealed in a statement by Mrs. Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, the Director-General of OEQA, frowning at schools who did not comply with the resumption date, vowing to release names as soon as it is compiled.

“Last term, it was observed that despite extensive sensitization on the importance of having a synchronized school calendar, many schools refused to comply with the mid-term break as mandated in accordance with the academic calendar.

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“During our recent exercise to monitor the level of compliance with Tuesday 4th January 2022 resumption date, we observed that the level of compliance was low. We are going to notify the schools that have not adhered to the academic calendar with ‘Notice of Non-Compliance’ stickers and issue letters of invitation to the administrators to visit our office in Alausa where further disciplinary actions will be taken,” OEQA DG said.

She emphasized the need for all schools, public and private, to comply with the academic calendar in order to ensure that an equal system of learning in all schools in Lagos State is achieved.

Seriki-Ayeni, therefore, urged school owners to communicate effectively with parents to prepare their wards early for resumption, stating that it takes an entire term to prepare for an upcoming term.

The Director-General also implored school owners to focus on values in schools and engage parents, students, and staff on the need to come to school prepared in order to have a strong start.

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Deborah: Gov. Tambuwal Eases 24-hour Curfew In Sokoto



Deborah: Gov. Tambuwal Eases 24-hour Curfew In Sokoto

The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has eased the 24-hour curfew imposed on Sokoto State after civil unrest trailing the death of Deborah Samuel arose.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the state’s Commissioner for Information, Isah Galadanci, and made publicly available, reviewing the curfew to dusk to dawn.

“Sequel to the briefing by the Security Heads in the State, the State Governor, Rt Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, CFR Mutawallen Sokoto, has ordered the relaxation of the 24-hour curfew in force in Sokoto metropolis. The statement read.

READ ALSO: Tambuwal Declares Curfew In Sokoto Over Deborah’s Death

“The revised curfew will now be from dusk to dawn in Sokoto township. This is to afford people the opportunity to pursue their legitimate businesses and other means of livelihood.

“The Government, however, advises people to maintain peace in this regard, as it will not condone any breach of law and order in the State.”

Recall, Deborah, a second-year student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto State was killed on Thursday following an allegation that she had blasphemed Muhammad (SAW), the prophet of Islam.

Following the arrest of the suspects, civilians had taken to the street to protest their release, leaving the streets of Sokoto in total chaos.

The Governor had then placed a 24-hour curfew on Saturday, May 14th, 2022, to curtail the situation.

“Following the sad incident that happened at the Shehu Shagari College of Education on Thursday and sequel to the developments within (Sokoto) metropolis this morning till afternoon, by the powers conferred on me by Sections 176(2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and Section 1 and 4 of the Public Order Act, and also Section 15 of Sokoto State Peace Preservation Law, I hereby declare, with immediate effect, a curfew within (Sokoto) metropolis of Sokoto township for the next 24 hours,” he said.

Relaxing the restriction, Tambuwal said that, it was a way to enable residents of the state to embark on their legitimate business in line with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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Lagos Elections: Ambode’s Ally Secures APC N50Mn Governorship Form



Lagos Elections: Ambode’s Ally Secures APC N50Mn Governorship Form

Wale Oluwo, a close friend of former Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, has purchased his All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship form, as he will rival Gov. Sanwo-Olu for the seat.

Oluwo submitted his forms to the party on Wednesday at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

The party had previously a single aspirant for the seat, extended the sales of forms, as the former Energy and Mineral Resources Commissioner during Ambode’s tenure, seized the opportunity.

READ ALSO: Lagos State GAC Approves Sanwo-Olu 2nd Term Bid

The deadline set by the APC for the sales of nomination and expression of forms was initially May 10, 2022.

The APC aspirant vowed to defeat the incumbent governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at the APC governorship primary election later this month.

So far, only two aspirants have submitted the party’s governorship forms in Lagos — Sanwo-Olu and Oluwo.

Recall, APC chieftain, Bola Tinubu, had endorsed Sanwo-Olu for the second term in 2023.

The Presidential aspirant, had in 2018 kicked against the second term bid of Ambode, which led to the emergence of Sanwo-Olu as the APC candidate in the 2019 governorship election in the state.

Since the end of Military rule, Ambode became the first Lagos State Governor to lose a second term.

Tinubu was governor between 1999 and 2007; as well as current Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, who was governor from 2007 to 2015.

Since Ambode left office in 2019, Ambode has stayed off politics. He also has not been seen at functions with any of his predecessors or his successor.

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Gov. Ganduje Secures N20 Million Senatorial Form



Gov. Ganduje Secures N20 Million Senatorial Form

The Governor of Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has picked up his All Progressive Congress (APC) N20 million senatorial form.

This was made known by the Governor’s media aide, Abba Anwa, who stated that the form was purchased by stakeholders in the Kano North Senatorial District.

“This was a form of gesture, aimed at appreciating Ganduje’s political antecedents toward the spread of socio-economic development in Kano North. Anwa said.

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Gov. Ganduje has expressed his interest to vie for the Kano North Senatorial seat in 2023 in pursuit of his next political ambition.

Already, Senator Barau Jibrin, who is currently representing Kano North has equally procured an expression of interest to re-contest in 2023.

With this, the stage is set for incumbent Senator Barau to slug it out with the governor whose tenure will elapse next year.

Senator Barau on the other hand is not resting on his oars, as he has within the last one month been crisscrossing Local Government Areas, within his territorial zone, vigorously campaigning for continuity, insisting that he spread the dividends of democracy at the doorsteps of constituents.

Similarly, Ganduje is campaigning underground to woo prominent stakeholders of Kano North to cast their votes for him, promising to add value to their lives.

Earlier, Ganduje advanced reasons why he anointed his deputy to succeed him, pointing out that he has established that Dr. Nasir Yusuf Gawuna has been a trusted and reliable partner, with whom he piloted the state to another level of socio-economic development.

Besides, he explained that the decision was not unilateral but collective taken by prominent stakeholders and interest groups.

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