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01:34

IPOB: There’s a plot to burn down Alaba market in Lagos, Kanu claims




Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), claims there is a plot to attack the Alaba electronics market in Ojo, Lagos.

His warning comes after a section of Ladipo market in the Mushin area of Lagos was gutted by fire on Sunday.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained as the incident is still being investigated.

While speaking on Radio Biafra, Kanu alleged that there is a conspiracy to attack Alaba market and put the blame on the Eastern Security Network (ESN), a militant arm of IPOB.

“As I said before, they want to attack Alaba international market in Lagos,” he said.

“They want to attack the market and burn it down. They want to attack. I am warning now, and not tomorrow they will say ESN came to Lagos. I want to tell our people in Lagos, to be on the alert to be vigilant because they are coming to burn Alaba market.”

The Kanu-led IPOB has been accused of carrying out attacks on security operatives and their facilities in the south-east.

The group has, however, insisted that it is not behind the attacks.

Three weeks ago, the Lagos police command had said it was investigating alleged threats by IPOB to attack the state.

Reacting at the time, Kanu said the claim was made to fuel division between the Yoruba and the Igbo.

The pro-Biafra agitators recently issued a sit-at-home directive across south-east states from May 29 to 31.

Kanu had said the sit-at-home order was to pay homage to the Biafrans who died during the three-year civil war in Nigeria.

A federal high court had proscribed IPOB in 2017. TheCableng
01:28

Gunmen abduct Nasarawa lawmaker




The member representing Nasarawa Central Constituency in the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Ismai Danbaba, has been abducted by gunmen.

The Chairman, House Committee on Information in the Assembly, Mohammed Omadefu, confirmed the development to our correspondent on Sunday in Lafia.
Omadefu explained that his colleague was kidnapped on Saturday while traveling to Jos, Plateau State, to attend a workshop for Nasarawa legislators.

He said the incident took place around a forest in the Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

“He was traveling and had already passed Andaha in Akwanga LGA, heading to the forest area in Sanga LGA of Kaduna State, when the kidnappers ambushed and took him away,” he added.

Omadefu, who represents Keana State Constituency, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, told our correspondent that the kidnappers had made contact with the Assembly, but yet to demand ransom.

Danbaba came into the assembly last year on the platform of the APC through a bye-election. Punch

01:21

University of Abuja expels 46 students over misconduct




No fewer than 46 students of the University of Abuja have been expelled by its Senate over their alleged involvement in various acts of misconduct.

A statement, Sunday,by Dr Habib Yakoob,Head, Information and University Relations,said the actions of the students were “in breach of their sworn matriculation oath.”

Five other students,the statement said, “were rusticated for one semester, the cases of three others involved in sundry offences would be retried, while seven accused persons were exonerated, discharged and acquitted.”

“Senate at its 175th Regular Meeting held on Thursday 27th May 2021, considered the report and recommendations of the Students Disciplinary Committee, and after due diligence, approved the  expulsion, rustication, retrial  and exoneration of the affected students,”it explained.

It read further:”The expelled students cut across several departments. While 15 of the students were in their 400 level; 20 were in 300 level; eight, 200 level; and three, 100 level.

” The affected students have been directed to handover any University property in their possession, including identity card, to their heads of department and unit. They have also been advised to vacate the campus immediately.

“The University authority wishes to restate its unwavering determination to protect its values, and strongly warns students to respect and uphold their matriculation oath as they would be held accountable whenever they breach it.” Vanguardngr

01:16

Pep Guardiola told to apologise to Man City players after losing Champions League final




Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has been told to apologize to every member of his squad after losing the Champions League final to Chelsea.

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Jamie O’Hara, has said Guardiola displayed “arrogance” in his team selection for the game in Porto.

City lost 1-0 in their first European final, thanks to Kai Havertz’s 42nd minute strike.
Guardiola, who has been lauded for evolving City’s style this season, was accused of overcomplicating his selection on the big stage by pundits and supporters alike.
“I couldn’t believe what I was watching.

“It’s one of the worst performances I’ve seen from Manchester City in a long time. Bottle jobs. And an absolute disaster of a team selection from Pep Guardiola.
“I cannot believe he got it so wrong in such a big moment.

“Chelsea were brilliant, they were solid, they were organised. They were all over Man City in the first-half. They had their number.

“Guardiola got it so wrong with the team selection with no holding midfielder. If Timo Werner could shoot, it would have been 3-0 at half-time. They were all over them.
“I couldn’t believe what I was watching. It was a disgrace from Pep Guardiola,” O’Hara told TalkSPORT. Dailypost

01:14

Resident doctors extend strike ultimatum by 2 weeks for FG




The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has extended its strike ultimatum by two weeks to let the Federal and State governments to address the issues of welfare of their members across the country.

The extension is contained in a communiqué at the end of the association’s 41st Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) which held in Nnewi/Awka, Anambra, between May 25 and May 29.

The communiqué was release by Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, National President of NARD, in the company of other members of the executive.

It said that the association would resume a total strike action if its demands remained unattended to at the end of the period.

It said that the strike was suspended following government’s promises as entailed in the Memorandum of Actions, signed at the instance of Minister of Labour, Dr Chris Ngige, on April 9.

It said that the delays in payment of members on the GIFMIS platform for over four months had caused hardships for NARD members and urged the Federal Government to expedite action toward migrating members to IPPIS.

NARD also expressed concerns about the conditions of their members in Abia and Imo who were currently owed salary arreas of 21 and seven months, respectively.

“While the OGM notes the willingness of government to migrate members from the GIFMIS to the IPPIS platform, we decry the lackluster behaviour exhibited by heads of government parastatal agencies to achieving this.

“Our members are still in agony because of these delays and some House Officers are still being owed up to two months salaries.

“The OGM notes with dismay, the stale attitude of the Governors of Abia and Imo states and their appointees toward addressing the issues of payment of salaries for 21 months and seven months respectively.”

NARD said that the national minimum wage consequential adjustment and salary shortfalls had not been paid and directed Chief Medical Directors to submit lists of affected institutions and personnel strength.

The OGM frowned at the delay by Federal Government in sorting out the irregularities, following the payment of the Medical Residency Training Fund (MRTF) 2020.

“We note that teaching hospitals are grossly understaffed, and this is necessitated by the ongoing deadly brain drain killing the nation’s health care system.

“After extensive deliberations on all the issues affecting the welfare of our members and insincerity of government in fulfilling their promises, the OGM unanimously resolved that our ultimatum be extended by two weeks.

“This will further give the Federal Government more time to resolve all issues, failure of which the association shall resume the suspended total and indefinite strike action, after critical appraisal in an emergency meeting.

“We are unequivocal in assuring members of the public that the NARD is committed to the smooth running of the health sector.

“However, we can only do so when our welfare is given the desired attention,” it added.

(NAN)
01:12

Cholera kills over 6, 33 hospitalised in Plateau




A fresh outbreak of cholera has been reported in five Local Government Council Areas of Plateau State.

No fewer than six deaths and 33 confirmed cases have been recorded in the state.
It was gathered the affected local governments are Jos South, Jos North, Riyom, Barkin Ladi and Bassa.

Commissioner for Health, Dr Nimkong Lar, confirmed the outbreak.

He said the state has recorded some confirmed cases.

He advised the public to ensure that only water from trusted sources was consumed.
He cautioned the public against indiscriminate eating of fruits and vegetables, saying that such items must thoroughly be washed first. Thenationonlineng
01:10

Nigeria: NIMC selects Spectranet for NIN registration




The National Identity Management Commission has selected Spectranet’s stores as locations for Nigerians to register for the National Identification Number.

The company said in a statement that seven shops in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, and Ibadan would start conducting the NIN registrations, adding that it hoped to expand to other locations as soon as possible.

The Chief Executive Officer, Spectranet, Ajay Awasthi, said, “These locations are already in operation with added manpower to attend to the need of anyone desirous of enrolling for the National identity Number.

“It is a service we are offering for both Spectranet customers and other members of the public that are yet to register for the National Identification Number. The service can be availed free of cost, in the comfort of Spectranet exclusive shops located at convenient distances from various localities in these four cities.

“We would urge our customers and their friends and family to get themselves enrolled for NIN in a hassle-free manner without the need to stand in long queues. I would further urge them to hurry up and not to keep this enrolment pending till June 30, 2021, the date fixed as the last date by the Federal Government.” Punch
01:09

Haaland vs Kane: Man United coach, Solskjaer picks between both strikers




Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said he prefers the club makes a transfer move for Dortmund’s Erling Haaland instead of Tottenham’s Harry Kane.

Haaland and Kane have been heavily linked with a move to Man United this summer.
According to Daily Mail, Solskjaer will abandon his interest in Kane and will instead try to sign Haaland in 2022.

The Red Devils’ boss gave Haaland his first-team debut at Molde at the age of 16 and the pair have remained in close contact.

Haaland, 20, finished the 2020/21 season as the Champions League’s top scorer.
The Norwegian is valued at around £130million by Dortmund.

He has a clause in his contract with the Bundesliga side, meaning he can leave for around £62million in 2022.

Man United will have to battle the likes of Manchester City, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain for Haaland’s signature. Dailypost
02:45

LASCOPA takes consumer awareness to schools


The Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency has extended its sensitisation and awareness programme to schools in the state to educate students on their rights as consumers.

The General Manager of the agency, Mr Afolabi Solebo, in a statement on Sunday said the initiative was geared towards ensuring that students were enlightened at the formative stage on their rights as consumers.

He was quoted to have said this at the Government Technical College, Agidingbi, where he was represented by the Director, Consumer Education, Folashade Ashaye, at the programme.

“The protection of the rights of consumer since the establishment of LASCOPA has taken the centre stage because the state government realised the need to treat consumers, especially Lagos consumers, as kings who have rights under the law to be protected,” Solebo said. The General Manager of LASCOPA urged the student and consumers of goods and services to realise they have responsibilities to carry out, saying that an informed consumer could bring changes to society. Punch

02:41

Lagos govt inaugurates virtual service for sexual crime victims




The Lagos State Government has moved to curb rising gender-based abuse by creating the Virtual Referral and Response Service through which victims can receive timely support and response.

The wife of the governor, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, stated this on Thursday at the inauguration of the Virtual Referral and Response Services in Alausa, Ikeja, where she described the system as a timely intervention.

“The Virtual Referral system is particularly a right step in the right direction. It is long overdue and a timely intervention. It is designed to move with the times as it relates to leveraging on technology for providing prompt and necessary services to survivors of sexual and gender-based crimes,” she stated.

Mrs Sanwo-Olu stated that the virtual response service would provide help for victims of sexual violence, which surged during the coronavirus pandemic.

“The lockdown necessitated by the pandemic and its connected drawback brought about a spread in cases of rape and other forms of sexual and gender-based crimes. In rising to the challenge, the Lagos State Government has been putting several measures in place through multi-sectoral stakeholders’ initiatives, led by my office in collaboration with vibrant ministries, departments and agencies,” she said.

Punch
02:38

Bandits demand over N100m to free thirteen Niger residents





Bandits, who attacked Kwakwashi community in Niger State, killed one and abducted 13 persons, have made contact with the families of the abducted person

Punch had reported that the bandits numbering about 30 arrived in the community around midnight last Thursday and shot indiscriminately into the air while the operation lasted.

Speaking with our correspondent on the telephone on Sunday, a community leader, Aliu Muhammed, said the victims’ families were contacted on Saturday, adding that the ransom varied.

Muhammed put the total of the ransom being demand at over N100m.

He said, “They have called all the families of the people who were kidnapped and asked for ransom.

“One was asked to pay N50m; a Civil Defence Officer was told to pay N17m, two were asked to pay N10m each. I cannot remember the entire amount for each family but the N10m is the least and N50m is the highest.

“The total ransom request is over N100m. The victims’ families have been looking for ways to raise the money after the bandits insisted on the amounts given to each family. We hope they reduce the ransom when next they call.” Punch
02:32

Unknown gunmen burn INEC headquarters, attack police station in Anambra



The Police in Anambra State have confirmed attacks on the state headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission and Police B’Division in Awka, the State capital on Sunday night.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu, who confirmed the incident said he had scanty information on the development.

He said, “Please, I will get back to you as soon as I get the full details.”
Gunmen had around 9pm on Sunday invaded B Division Police Station and the INEC office in Awka.

Some police officers were feared dead in the attack.

Eyewitnesses said the attack lasted for about two hours with gunshots.

“The gunmen set the police station and INEC office ablaze. It was followed by what looks like mass robbery in the area with gunshots everywhere. It was like we were in Sambisa Forest,” an eyewitness said.

It was gathered the gunmen invaded the area in three Hilux vehicles.

“They shot for more than one hour at B-Division before leaving. They then stopped at Ekwueme Square and shot for about 10 minutes before proceeding to the INEC Office which they set on fire,” the eyewitness added. Punch
02:29

Africa: 2 months after Palma raid, Mozambique survivors still on run




A constant nervous smile on Julia Francisco’s face masks the anguish of fleeing extremist militants roaming northern Mozambique, then giving birth on a boat sailing in rough Indian ocean waters.

Relieved to be now safe in Pemba, the capital city of northern Cabe Delgado province, the 21-year-old mother sat under a makeshift shelter at Paquitequete beach, holding her four-day-old daughter, loosely wrapped with a burgundy floral fabric.

After eight days on a fishing boat, she spent the next three on the beach before being moved to a transit centre at a municipal stadium.

Seven months pregnant at the time, Francisco was home when IS-linked militants struck Palma what locals believed was an impenetrable town, replete with soldiers protecting a multi-billion dollar gas project.

What followed the March 24 surprise raid was an orgy of violence and agony.
When the sound of gunfire started reverberating late that afternoon people didn’t suspect it could be Al-Shabab, the local term for insurgents, she said.


By time they realised what was happening, the militants had already entered the town and surrounding villages. People started fleeing.

“I knew that if I didn’t run I would be caught,” she told AFP speaking in Swahili, one of the common languages in northern Mozambique near the border with Tanzania. 
– Tens of thousands displaced -Between running, walking and hiding in the forests, the following 11 days were hellish. 


Over the next few days, several hundred people were airlifted by humanitarian agencies or ferried by private companies vessels. But most were left to fend for themselves at Quitunda, a safe village near the heavily guarded gas plant.
The scramble to escape Quitunda still rages on. Private fishing boats charge the equivalent of between $50 and $80 per trip to Pemba — a cripplingly steep fare for the country’s most impoverished region.

Sailing with her father, mother-in-law and four-year-old son, Francisco went into labour, was midwifed by fellow passengers and Eliseth was born on May 17.


The displaced arriving in Pemba speak of many people who want to leave Quitunda. Aid agencies estimate there are around 20,000 people there.
Almost daily, small boatloads of people arrive in Pemba from Palma district. 
After nine days at sea, a rickety red-hulled wooden fishing boat sailed into Paquitequete beach on a calm autumn afternoon, carrying 49 weary survivors.
A man stepped off the boat, a bundle of clothes tied in a cotton sheet delicately balanced on his head while his hands held two plastic jerrycans and a thermos flask.


Armed police were at hand, vetting the new arrivals and thoroughly sifting through their luggage to check for any weapons before releasing them.

– ‘Life is bad there’ -Wearing a pair of ripped jeans and a black jacket, 50-year-old Sumail Mussa fiddled with his mobile phone trying to call relatives he hoped could take him and his wife and child, but has no credit left.

“Life is bad there, so we left,” said Mussa.
Back at the stadium, there are 279 people, but the numbers vary from day to day with fresh arrivals and others leaving.


Less than week after giving birth, Francisco is still convalescing. She walks slowly with a slight gait, drawing water, washing and drying her laundry on the grass outside the stadium.
“I’m in pain, I’m suffering because I don’t have any family member (to help me),” she said, adding that her mother-in-law and father were immediately hospitalised on arrival. Her husband works in Maputo.
She has no idea where her mother, two sisters and a brother are.
“I don’t know if they are alive or not,” she said, anxiously checking her mobile phone from time-to-time. “I have no news from Palma.”


Large swathes of northern Mozambique have for the past three years been the target of jihadist attacks that have killed more than 2,800 people and uprooted around 700,000 civilians from their homes.

The latest bout of violence on Palma district, has displaced nearly 57,000 over the past eight weeks, according to the UN agency International Organization for Migration. 

The government says dozens were killed in the March attack and days later said it had regained control of the area. But no media have been allowed into the town since two military-organised trips in March.


At the weekend, President Filipe Nyusi said insurgents had on Friday night unsuccessfully tried to attack Palma district’s Olumbe village.

Anger at the government’s tackling of the insurgency is palpable.

When the insurgency started, the militants were using just machetes, but the government “took no action to end it,” said 55-year-old peasant farmer Daniel Chilongo, days after he arrived in Pemba.”Today they have sophisticated weapons. 


“We are tired!” he said, seated with his wife next to graffitied stadium walls.
Southern African regional leaders are due to meet later this week to discuss how to tackle the violence amid speculation they will push for the deployment of 3,000 troops. Theguardianng 
02:25

Policeman, colleagues assault principal, strip female teacher for scolding daughter in Ekiti



The Police in Ekiti has commenced a probe into the intimidation of the principal and teachers of Mary Immaculate Girls’ Grammar School in Ado-Ekiti Local Government Area, by its personnel.

A police officer, Agenoise Elijah and his colleagues had invaded the school on Friday to protest the authorities’ admonition of his daughter.

The girl had gone to school with a hairstyle different from the one allowed by management.

The policemen harassed the principal, tore the dress of a female tutor and seized the mobile phone of another teacher.

Sunday Abutu, the spokesman of the Ekiti Command, assured that the culprits will be sanctioned if found guilty.

“They were said to have harassed the teachers because his daughter was questioned about the style of her hair cut which was not in line with the school’s directive”, he said.

Abutu confirmed that the police sergeant and his colleagues have been identified.
He added that the investigation ordered by the Commissioner of Police has commenced.

The command is working with the ministry of education in Ekiti on the matter. Dailypost
02:20

Mo’Hits reunite, thrill guests at Ikechukwu’s wedding



D’banj and Don Jazzy, founders of Mo’Hits, the defunct record label, reunited at the wedding of Ikechukwu Onunaku, Nigerian rapper and actor, years after the group collapsed.

Ikechukwu tied the knot with Ella, his long-time girlfriend, on Saturday.

The musician had proposed to Ella in November last year — about two months after he made their relationship public.

The wedding was graced by prominent celebrities including Naeto C, Omawumi, Waje, Sola Sobowale, Sasha P, and Praiz.

The highlight of the event was the reunion of members of Mo’Hits made up of artistes like Don Jazzy, D’banj, Wande Coal, Dr Sid, D’Prince, and K-Switch.

Don Jazzy and D’banj were the co-owners of the label which folded up in 2012.
After the split, Don Jazzy went on to set up Mavin Records while Dbanj started DB Records.

But at Ikechukwu’s wedding, D’banj, Don Jazzy and Wande Coal reignited fond memories of the group by performing hit projects released by the defunct label. 

Ikechukwu had last year explained that he earlier concealed his relationship over the fear of the unknown.

“I’ve kept it as lowkey as possible for fear of what the world could possibly do to scatter us. But I ain’t afraid no more. She holds me down, she makes me smile, she tickles and inspires my brain, she pisses me off, she never likes me pissed off,” he had said.

“Vice versa. Make up is always the option. She’s everything and I pray she remains that. Next level. Help me pray for next level cos we no hide again.” TheCableng
03:38

Sex for marks: Lecturers, students form alliance




Amid complaints of sexual harrasment by students of tertiary institutions, a group, Campus Campaign Against Sexual Harassment (C-CASH) was, on Friday, officially flagged off at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN.


Dailypost reports that C-CASH is an organisation of lecturers and students who are passionate to reduce sexual harassment on campus.


In his speech at the historic event, Prof. Charles Igwe, the Vice Chancellor of University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) urged students and staff of the institution to report cases of sexual harassment to the school authorities.


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Igwe said sexual harassment had become a cankerworm which everybody should join hand to eliminate.


“UNN under my watch has zero tolerance for any form of sexual harassment, either on a student or staff.


“My administration abhors any form of sexual harassment, it’s evil and inhuman, everybody should join hand to fight it.


“Please report any student or lecturer who harasses you sexually on campus,” he said.


According to him the management had put measures in place to sanction offenders.


“UNN has created student friendly centre where students can get counseling and share the challenges they are facing in campus,” he said.


The VC, who was represented by Prof. Pat Opoko, the Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration, however, warned students, especially female ones against dressing half naked to classes and lecturers’ offices in order not to attract negative attention to themselves.


Also speaking, Prof. Sabinus Ofoefule the Director of UNN SERVICOM said that the relationship of students and lecturers should have boundary because too much familiarity leads to sexual harassment in most cases.


According to the director, two major effects of sexual harassment were depression and insecurity.


“I advise lecturers and students to ensure that there is a boundary in their relationship.


“A lecturer must know that he/she is a lecturer and the student must know that he/she is a student.


“SERVICOM will always investigative report on sexual harassment as well as try to follow it to a logical conclusion.


“Anyone found guilty will be sanctioned no matter how highly replaced in the university,” he assured.


He, however, cautioned female students to be wary of provocative dressing as it contributes to sexual harassment.


In his remarks, Prof. Anthonia Achike the Director, Gender and Development Policy Centre said that the campaign against sexual harassment did not mean that boys and girls in the university should not engage in good relationship.


“Relationship that have the consent of both is not and will not be sexual harassment.

“Sexual harassment can only occur when there is no consent and when it is obtained by force or intimidation.


“My advice to students, especially female ones is that they should avoid provocative dressing and being in a lonely place with the opposite sex,” she said.


Earlier, Dr. Ikechukwu Erojikwe, the Director of (C-CASH) said that he initiated and developed the project in 2020 with the grant he won from the Association of Commonwealth Universities.


According to him, core objective of C-CASH are to create awareness about institutions like Gender and Development Policy Centre, SERVICOM

and others that have the capacity of investigating and punishing culprits of sexual harassment.


He said the organization would “use artivism and advocacy to drive change on issues of sexual harassment and foster healthy relationships among staff and students.”


The occasion witnessed a music and drama presentation by students, which discouraged sexual harassment and encouraged reporting the case to school authorities. Dailypost

03:34

Nigeria to keep petrol price at N162 per Litre in June



The Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva, has assured that the Federal Government would retain the current pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise called petrol, at N162 per litre next month.


This is coming days after the 36 state governors agreed to the total removal of subsidy and mulled a pump price of N385 per litre.


The minister said in Abuja, yesterday, that despite the huge burden of under-recovery, the Federal Government was not in a hurry to increase the price of petrol.

The Guardian had last month reported that the Federal Government would retain subsidy on petrol for the next six months, with the deferment estimated to cost the country a whopping N720billion.


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Sylva said: “The current price of petrol will be retained in the month of June until the ongoing engagement with organised labour is concluded.

“This clarification becomes necessary in the light of recent reports regarding the resolution of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) to increase the pump price of petrol.”


He urged petroleum products, marketers, not to engage in any activity that could jeopardise the seamless supply and distribution system in the country, charging the public to avoid panic buying, stressing that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has enough stock of petroleum products to keep the country wet. Theguardianng 

03:31

Lagos to upgrade colleges, poly to varsities




The Lagos State Ministry of Education has said there are plans to upgrade the Sir Michael Otedola College of Primary Education and Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education to universities of education.


The ministry also said the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu would be upgraded to Lagos State University of Science and Technology.


This was made known on Friday by the Lagos State Special Adviser on Education to the Governor, Mr Tokunbo Wahab, at the Ministry of Education press briefing in commemoration of the second anniversary of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration.


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He said, “At the executive level, we have requested the upgrade of Sir Michael Otedola College of Primary Education and Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education to universities of education, and the Lagos State Polytechnic to Lagos State University of Science and Technology.


“It is a known fact that there is discrimination between Higher National Diploma and a bachelor’s degree. Globally, those who colonised us have shut down their polytechnics.”


 In the same vein, the Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, said the ministry planned to establish a radio station solely dedicated to education.


“We plan to establish a radio solely dedicated to education, although it is a long process and approval has to come from Abuja, I think we are getting close to getting approval,” she said. Punch

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