The Abia State Government has announced reopening of primary and secondary schools in the State on Monday, 28th September, 2020, to complete the 3rd term of 2019/2020 academic session with one week of revision classes.
This was announced in a statement signed by the State Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi Kalu, after the State Executive Council Meeting held at the Banquet hall of Government House, Umuahia, Thursday.
The State Government also disclosed that the third term (promotion) examination which is expected to start from Monday, 5th October to Friday, 16th October, 2020, will be used to assess pupils/students based on the tutorial from first and second term, as well as the radio and television classroom program.
According to the Government, the first term of 2020/2021 session for primary and secondary schools in the State will start on 26th October, 2020, as teachers will go on one week break to enable them mark and compute promotional examination results.
It stated that the term will end on the 23rd of December, 2020, and further revealed that the State Commissioner for Education, Dr K C K Nwangwa, will publish other details related to school resumption, including protocols to ensure the protection of school children from COVID-19 infection, approved fees chargeable by private schools and other guidelines.
Parts of the statement read, “the Executive Council approved the resumption of Tertiary institutions in the State based on the time table and protocols submitted to the state government, as will be announced by the management of each school.
“The State Executive Council, SEC, noted improvements in internally generated revenue (IGR) collection and directed Abia State Internal Revenue Agency and Heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA) in the state to redouble efforts to ensure that the set target for 2020 is achieved regardless of the disruptions occasioned by the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Executive Council approved the establishment of road maintenance committees in all the Local Governments of the State to ensure the achievement of the zero pothole policy of the state government.
“The State Executive Council Meeting approved the constitution of a committee that will oversee the transmutation of Abia State Road Maintenance Agency (ABROMA) to a limited liability company that will bid for road maintenance and construction jobs independent of government funding. Members of the Committee led by the Secretary to State Government, Barr Chris Ezem, include the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr Uche Ihediwa, Commissioner for Works, Elder Bob Ogu and Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu”.
Nigerian singer David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, is a lot of things when it comes to being creative but one thing that stands out the most is his love for creating music.
Currently trending on social media is a video of the superstar singer partaking in a praise and worship session reportedly in Asaba, Delta state.
Davido happily played the drums at the church.
In the video, the singer is seen excited playing the drums while the congregation sing and dance to worship songs.
The singer’s happy face shows he more than enjoyed playing the drums and being a superstar musician, it’s not hard to understand why. Sharing the video, he captioned: “Praise and worship in Asaba !! ”
Watch the video below:
The video which has since gone viral drew several social media reactions from internet users who were amused and impressed by both the singer’s skills and humility.
Read reactions below:
cvw_13: “E go hard to hate this dude!!”
hrmking_zino: “Why is his face like that. happy kid”
cutekimani: “I love the joy on his face.. priceless”
dolly_parry_: “See the joy he puts into it…..May the good lord reward you bountifully”
maryjanemirth: “He looks like a happy Kid”
bookey_aziz: “Davido is such a vibe”
Thirteen lives were reportedly lost in the early hours of Thursday in two separate auto crashes on Ilorin-Jebba-Mokwa highway in the Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State.
It was gathered that the two accidents which occurred around 4am involved two 18-Toyota Hiace commercial buses; one enroute Lagos and the other from Sokoto.
It was said that the one coming from Lagos rammed into a stationed trailer, while the second bus veered off the road due to impact of the accident.
Eight survivors of the accident, it was learnt, are currently receiving treatment at private hospitals in Bode Saadu, headquarter of the Moro LGS, while remains of the dead passengers had been deposited at the mortuary of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin.
The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Gbenga Owoade, attributed the road crashes to carelessness on the part of the drivers.
“In the first one, we had 11 people that died instantly on the spot. Two persons died in the second crash, while one of the two corpses had been taken away by his family members,” he said.
The sector commander also cautioned drivers to avoid night journey, overloading and taking of intoxicating substances while driving.
A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has separated from his wife, Precious Chikwendu, with whom he had four sons.
Fani-Kayode has, however, written a pre-litigation letter to popular blogger, Stella Dimokorkus, demanding N2bn from her for a report he termed libelous.
The blogger had, in a report, attributed the separation to domestic violence and alleged that the male triplets might not have been fathered by Fani-Kayode as they were conceived through IVF and Chikwendu had demanded a DNA test.
In a letter by his lawyer, Mr Adeola Adedipe, dated September 16, 2020, the former minister described the report as preposterous.
The letter titled, ‘Defamation of Chief Femi Fani-Kayode – Re: Femi Fani-Kayode and Precious Chikwendu Part Ways Over Alleged Domestic Violence,’ stated that the allegations were spurious and maliciously engineered.
The former minister denied allegations that he retrieved the car he bought for his estranged wife and had left her broke.
Fani-Kayode said it was saddening that his innocent little children could be dragged into such a report, subjecting them to ridicule.
The letter further read, “Our client is aggrieved and has instructed us to draw your attention to these libelous breaches of his person and family. By this publication, our client has received denigrating phone calls and messages across the globe by virtue of which he now suffers immeasurable loss of goodwill.
“However, he is inclined to draw a curtain over the wild and spurious claims if you retract the allegations on the same platform they were published and consequently apologise to him in two other national dailies.
“You are also advised to enter into negotiations with us for the sum of N2bn only, being a token amount for penitence. Please bear in mind that you have 14 days from receipt of this letter to comply with the highlighted mitigating measures, the failure of which will leave our client with no preferred alternative but to seek redress in court.”
An uncle to Fani-Kayode’s estranged wife, Reverend Okey Onyemachi, told Punch on Thursday that the allegations of domestic violence were false and asked members of the public to regard it.
“Where did they get all the false information from? Did they speak with Chief Fani-Kayode or Precious to ascertain if it is true? To the best of my knowledge, there was never any incident of domestic violence.
“Nobody should drag those little children into this sort of thing. Why would someone claim he is not the real father?”
Fani-Kayode and Chikwendu, who is a former beauty queen, became an item around 2015 and subsequently welcomed a son in 2016.
In 2018, they welcomed a set of male triplets.
President Muhammadu Buhari has advised political parties, candidates and security agents to behave responsibly during the Edo governorship election.
His message was contained in a statement Thursday night by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu.
“I am passionately committed to free and fair elections, but my own commitment is not enough if other actors at ground zero refuse to abide by the rules”, it read.
Buhari said he wants to see democratic standards in the country raised higher at every level.
“These cannot be achieved when politicians resort to do or die methods to gain power by any means or machination.”
The president added that “the do-or-die mentality to politics is a threat to free and fair elections because the actors are more focused on winning than caring about a fair outcome that reflects the Will of the people.”
He appealed to all political parties and their candidates to behave peacefully and respect law and order.
The Nigerian leader advised election officials and security operatives to remain neutral, ensure free elections and avoid actions capable of compromising the integrity of the elections.
“Conducting free and fair elections is one of my main concerns for our democracy, and I want this commitment to be one of the legacies I will leave behind when I depart office,” Buhari added.
The President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government on Thursday, directed all account holders in all financial institutions to obtain, complete and submit Self–Certification Forms.
This includes banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions.
This information was shared via the verified Twitter account of the Government of Nigeria, explaining that the forms are required by the relevant financial institutions to do due diligence procedures in line with the Income Tax Regulations 2019.
Failure to adhere to this instruction the Government said attract sanctions which may include monetary penalty or inability to operate the account.
“INFORMATION: This is to notify the general public that all account holders in Financial Institutions (Banks, Insurance Companies, etc) are required to obtain, complete and submit Self – Certification Forms to their respective Financial Institutions.”
“Persons holding accounts in different financial institutions is required to complete & submit the form to each one of the institutions. The forms are required by the relevant financial institutions to carry out due diligence procedures in line with the Income Tax Regulations 2019
“The self-certification form is in 3 categories: – Form for Entity – For Controlling Person (Individuals having controlling interest in a legal person, trustee, etc) – Form for individual.
“Failure to comply with the requirement to administer or execute this form attracts sanctions which may include monetary penalty or inability to operate the account. For more enquiries visit @firsNigeria website (http://firs.gov.ng) for more details.”
Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Wednesday signed the State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020, which provides stiff penalty for rapists
The law provides surgical castration and removal of Fallopian tubes for male and female convicts respectively upon conviction of raping a child.
The principal law, the Penal Code Law No. 5 of Kaduna State 2017, was amended by substituting Section 258, to now provide that, “whoever commits rape of a child below the age of fourteen (14) years shall on conviction, be punished with Surgical Castration and death.
“Whoever has sexual intercourse with a male child below the age of fourteen years shall be punished with surgical castration and death.
“Where a female adult is convicted for the offence of rape of a child, the Court shall punish the accused with Bilateral Salpingectomy and death.
“Where the victim is above fourteen years, the Court shall on conviction sentence the accused with a punishment of surgical castration and life imprisonment.
“Where the convict is a child, the Court shall order as appropriate under the Children and Young Person Law Cap 26 Laws of Kaduna State 1991.
“Where the victim is a child, the Court shall in addition to the conviction, order that the convict be listed in the Sex Offenders Register to be published by the Attorney General.
“Where the Court is trying the offence of rape involving a child below the age of fourteen years, corroboration of a medical report shall be necessary.”
Top African singer, Davido is set to feature in the new “Coming to America 2”, a follow up to the original “Coming to America” that featured star Hollywood actor Eddie Murphy and was a major hit in the late 80s.
The movie is set to be released later this year and in a post shared on Twitter, Davido was officially listed among the cast of the movie.
‘Coming To America’ featured stars like Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, and Paul Bates as its main cast who will be retaining their roles in the sequel.
Other new faces expected to be in the movie include Jermaine Fowler, Wesley Snipes, Tracy Morgan, Leslie Jones, KiKi Layne, Rick Ross, Luenell, Rotimi, Teyana Taylor, and Michael Blackson.
Eucharia Anunobi has slammed ladies who take delight in dating married men.
In a post she shared on her Instagram page this afternoon, the actress explained how many ladies who decide to become side chics to married men end up wasting their time.
Her post reads;
Having been lured and deceived into becoming a side chick , told by your captor that he will soon chase /divorce his wife . You , on your side keeps “servicing ” him with all the sexual styles you can fathom , waiting to become the Mrs . But before you know what is happening , oga Mrs , is pregnant again, you ask … your wife is pregnant again , why ?
And he says it’s a mistake, don’t worry, when she delivers, I will chase her away, but the circle continues and you’re still servicing, still waiting , still being used , still being imprisoned. And even if you succeed and become the mrs , you’re forever looking back , never trusting your captors faithfulness , seeing every female around him as a threat .No peace around you .
You’re even more wicked than your captor ! WHO BEWITCHED YOU . WHO DO YOU LIKE THIS ?????? Aaaaah an enemy has done this !
Receive sense and be delivered in Jesus powerful name . Matthew 13 : 28 , Romans 12 : 1 – 2 , 2 Thessalonians 2 : 11 – 12 ,Galatians 3 : 1, Isaiah 48 : 22
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