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Lagos To Employ 2,000 Primary School Teachers, Plans To Re-Open Schools

Lagos Govt To Employ 2,000 Primary School Teachers, As Govt Plans To Re-Open Schools

The Lagos State Government has made known its plan to employ 2,000 teachers in its public primary schools,

The state Commissioner for Education, Folashade Adefisayo disclosed the plans or the recruitment during an online show, Covinspiration show, moderated by a United Nations (UN) Youth Ambassador, Dayo Isreal, while giving scorecard of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu led administration within the 360 days.

Edo 2020: Obaseki To Meet Buhari Over APC Primary Controversy

Lagos – Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki will on Tuesday meet with President Muhammadu Buhari on the controversy surrounding the mode of primary to be adopted by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state.

While Edo APC led by Anselm Ojezua said it was adopting the indirect pri­mary method, which involves only accredited delegates, the National Working Committee (NWC), led by National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole said it had adopted the direct pri­mary option, which involves all card-carrying members of the party.

Eid-El-Fitr: Governor Ganduje Frees 294 Prisoners

reports that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has freed 294 inmates of correctional centres in the state.

In a statement made available to  by his Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, Governor Ganduje witnessed the release of the inmates from the correctional centre at Goron Dutse on Sunday.

Idahosa: We Won't Allow Oshiomhole Have His Way In APC Primary

Chief Charles Idahosa, a former Commissioner for Information and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state, speaks on the controversy trailing the mode of primary to be adopted by the party in selecting its governorship candidate. TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI brings the excerpts:

As one of the major stakeholders in the state, what is your position on the thorny issue of primary in Edo APC?

On the issue of direct or indirect primary, it is very clear that primary is a domestic issue of a political party. There is a Supreme Court judgment on that. I think Oshiomhole is just out to do a lot of destruction just like he did in Zamfara and other states. What surprises me most is that all the leaders of the party are just waiting for him to destroy the fabrics of the democracy of APC. Why they are doing that, I don’t know.

Petrol Price May Increase As Brent Stabilises Around $35/barrel

, noted that the agency’s boss had earlier explained that henceforth, the cost of petrol would be determined by the international market price of crude.

“Price will naturally be adjusted to reflect a true picture of market fundamentals at any particular period, high or low,” the PPPRA’s Executive Secretary, Abdulkadir Saidu, had stated while answering questions on the new petrol price regime in Nigeria.

Edo: Oshiomhole Backs Ize-Iyamu, Dashes Odubu, Ogiemwonyi, Airhiavbere's Hope

Ahead of the Septem­ber 19, 2020 gover­norship election in Edo State, the hope of a former deputy governor of the state, Pius Odubu; a former Minister of State for Works, Engr. Chris Ogiem­wonyi, and Maj.-Gen. Charles Airhiavbere (rtd.) to become the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Con­gress (APC) appears to have been dashed as the party prepares for the governor­ship primary slated for next month.

A credible source in the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) told Dai­ly Independent that Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, APC National Chairman, had settled for Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a former gover­norship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who formally joined the APC in December 2019, as his preferred choice.

Nigeria Acquires New Train Coaches

Salihu Tanko Yakasai: Kaduna-Kano Rail Will Never Be Completed – Ganduje’s Aide

Salihu Tanko Yakasai, a media aide to Governor Ganduje of Kano state, said the Kaduna-Kano rail project will never be completed.

Yakasai stated this on Twitter.

Minister of Transportation, Amaechi, in 2019 had said that the Federal Government had secured a loan for the project.

Marca Claims Messi Could Be Facing A Losing Battle Against Ronaldo

It's at that age when many footballers begin to make plans to retire, but that doesn't seem the case for the Argentine.

Although he hasn't confirmed whether he'll stay at Barcelona long term, he has indicated that his career isn't coming to an end just yet.

There are doubts over how long Messi will want to keep playing for a club like Barcelona, where the demands are at their highest all the time.

Over in Italy, Cristiano Ronaldo has proved his longevity at the top.

Winifred Akpani: Only Less Than 30% Of Fuel Depots Are Operating

Most fuel depot operators have been forced out of business as the Nigerian National Petroleum Company emerged the sole supplier of imported fuel in recent years, the Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria has said.

The Chairman, DAPPMAN and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Petroleum and Gas Company Limited, Mrs Winifred Akpani, said less than 30 per cent of the operators were still in business.

Akpani, who spoke during the Nigeria Petroleum Downstream Consultative Summit held online, said, “A lot of them are in one problem or the other with banks and the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria.

“In the past few years, there were quite a lot of investment in depot construction across Nigeria because opportunities presented themselves for people to make such investment.

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