Monday, 1 January 2018

Why I sacked 22,000 teachers - Governor El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said the government sacked over 22,000 teachers because they were unqualified for the job.

According to him, sacking of incompetent teachers predated his administration, as previous governments sacked teachers with fake qualifications.

He noted that the Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria (ESSPIN) report he received on assumption of office, showed that 83 per cent of the teachers scored less than 25 per cent in Maths and literacy exams.

Buhari’s son spends sixth day in Abuja hospital

Armed policemen and officers of the Department of State Services kept vigil, as usual at the Cedar Crest Hospital, Gudu District, Abuja, welcoming the New Year 2018 as President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf, spent six days in the facility.

A check at the hospital on Sunday around 8pm revealed that the policemen had been joined by officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps as well as officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission.

Twitter unverifies user after spat with Chrissy Teigen

A right-wing conspiracy theorist has been stripped of her Twitter verification after she posted photos of Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's daughter and accused them of being part of a celebrity pedophile ring.

Liz Crokin, who has 50,000 Twitter followers and says she is an investigative journalist, posted the photos last week of 20-month-old Luna dressed in various costumes including a pineapple, hotdog and Alice in Wonderland.

‘Lagos to record landmark achievements’ - Ambode

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has assured residents that the state will record landmark achievements in major sectors  this year.
In a statement yesterday in Ikeja, the capital, by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Habib Aruna, the governor noted that the state witnessed a massive leap in infrastructural development in 2017.

Keep supporting Buhari despite your daunting challenges, Ajimobi tells Nigerians

Abiola Ajimobi, Oyo state governor, has urged Nigerians to keep supporting the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
In his New Year message to Nigerians, the governor also appealed to Nigerians to repose their confidence in the present administration to deliver on its promises.

Nigeria to ban rice importation this year – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged that his administration will ban rice import in 2018.
The president said this in his New Year broadcast on Monday.

With Buhari, Igbo Presidency possible – APC leaders

The All Progressives Congress, APC, says that a Nigerian President of Igbo ethnicity is achievable after the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Vice Chairman of the party in the South-east, Emma Eneukwu, stated this at a meeting of the party’s South East Zonal caucus held at Uburu in Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi.

Photo: Woman Arrested For Stealing Girl At RCCG’s Redemption Camp

Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 28-year-old woman, Anuoluwapo Joshua,  for allegedly stealing a three-year-old girl, Patience, at the Redemption Camp along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The Redemption Camp is owned by the Redeemed Christian Church of God.

El-Rufai to make senior Kaduna officials enroll wards in public schools

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has said that his administration will ask its senior officials to enrol their children in government-owned schools.
Public primary schools, largely poorly funded, ill-equipped and staffed with inadequate, and sometimes incompetent,  teachers, are usually attended by wards of low income earners and the poor across Nigeria.

SARS Operatives Accused Of Killing Cross River Revenue Collector On Friday

Men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in the Cross River State Police Command have killed a revenue collector, identified as Edward Inyambe, and arrested another on the alleged orders of the  state’s Commissioner for Agriculture, Prof. Anthony Eneji.

Southern City News learnt on Sunday that the incident, which happened on Friday in Gakem, Bekwarra Local Government Area, was alleged to be an attempt to take over the collection of revenue of ‘non-cocoa’ produce from a consultancy firm appointed by the state Internal Revenue Service.