Sunday, March 31, 2019
Lagos Public Schools where administrators are ‘emperors’ (Independent)
It has been argued at different fora that the education sector is not bereft of policies. However, stakeholders identify strict implementation to such policy documents as the major challenge facing the sector. However, the reverse seems to be the case in Lagos State, Centre of Excellence, where examination and admission policies seem to impact negatively On both students and Parents, Oyeniran Apata Reports. Read more
EFCC raises team to quiz Amosun, Okorocha, Yari as immunity ends (Punch)
Ahead of May 29, 2019, handover date to newly-elected states helmsmen, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has set up teams to probe some governors accused of perpetrating acts of corruption, SUNDAY PUNCH has learnt.
At least 12 states will have new governors on May 29 after the tenure of the current ones would have ended.
The states that will have new chief executives include Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Imo, Kwara, Nasarawa, Yobe, Borno, Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Zamfara. Read more
INEC: No Fresh Elections, Only Completion of Process in Rivers (ThisDay)
Against the backdrop of the recent suspension of the 2019 governorship election in Rivers State, halfway through the process, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Saturday in Port Harcourt that no fresh elections would be held in the state. Rather, INEC said there will be a process to complete the election, which was suspended on March 10 following violence at some collation centres. Read more
9th NASS Leadership: Tinubu Says Party Discipline Will Be Upheld(Independent)
Senator Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, said that party discipline would be upheld in addressing the leadership tussle of the 9th National Assembly.
Tinubu said this while speaking with newsmen in Lagos on Friday after a prayer programme organised by Islamic and Christian clerics to mark his 67th birthday. Read more
Nigerian students, others contribute $42.4bn to US economy (ThisDay)
The United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Culture al Affairs (ECA) yesterday disclosed that Nigerians and other international students contributed 42.4 billion dollars to the US in 2017/2018 session.
A senior official of the Bureau, who spoke on condition of anonymity, announced the figure during the tour of the US Community Colleges and Workforce Development programme in Washington D.C on Saturday. Read more
We have sealed 7 branches of GTBank to recover debt – Innoson (DailyTrust)
Innoson motors Nigeria Limited has said it has sealed seven branches of Guaranty Trust Bank, GTB to recover it’s N8.8 billion.
The spoke person for Innoson Motors, Cornell Osigwe who spoke to Daily Trust in Nnewi on Saturday said the company had sealed seven of GTB bank branches. Read more
CBN’s ‘Growth Boosting’ Strategy Puts FG’s Reform Agenda Under Scrutiny (Independent)
In the next few weeks, President Muhammadu Buhari will announce to either leave Godwin Emefiele for another five years as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor or appoint a successor.
Emefiele had said at inception in 2014 that he was going to use developmental approach in ensuring that critical sectors are given enough support. It is also on record that of the five years, the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) had been at 14 percent, in what some analysts say did not bode well for lending by the banks, more so as the cash reserve ratio, (CRR) remains unchanged. The move is the first rate cut since November 2015. The rate has been held at 14 percent since July 2016 to support the naira and curb inflation. Read more
Man dies after jumping off a mast in Ibadan (ChannelsTV)
A young man simply identified as Sola has committed suicide in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
Sola was said to have killed himself on Saturday morning after he climbed and jumped down from the peak of a mast belonging to a commercial bank at Sango area in Ibadan.
An eyewitness told Channels Television at the scene of the incident that the victim who appeared to be deeply troubled was seen naked before the tragedy. Read more
Tom Henderson will run his 76th marathon at 76 (LowellSun)
Today’s (Saturday, March 30) Carmel Marathon will be the 76th marathon for 76-year-old Tom Henderson of Lowell, Mass.
His first marathon was the New York City Marathon in 1979.
“I ran for nine years and quit for 10 years,” Henderson said recently. “I started up again in 1995 and I’ve been running ever since.”
Indiana will be the 33rd state in which Henderson has run a marathon. He started running in 1976 after he quit smoking.
“I ran a couple of laps and I was coughing,” he said. “So, for a 33-year-old guy, I thought I’d better do something to get better for my fitness.” Read more
AIBA appoint new interim president (BoxingNews)
After controversial figure Gafur Rakhimov revealed he would step aside as president of beleaguered amateur boxing governing body AIBA, Morocco’s Mohamed Moustasane will become the organisation’s interim president.
AIBA’s Executive Committee has elected by a vote of 23-0 with two abstentions.
It is a fevered time for the sport. The International Olympic Committee (the IOC) is considering expelling boxing from Tokyo 2020 for its governance problems amongst other issues. Read more
Indonesia to host Asean School Games 2019 in July (DaijiWorld)
Students from Southeast Asian countries and regions will compete at the 2019 Asean School Games in July in Indonesia’s Semarang city, the country’s Youth and Sport Ministry announced on Friday.
Students will take part in athletics, badminton, basketball, swimming, lawn tennis, table tennis, volleyball, sepak takraw and Indonesia’s traditional martial art of Pencak Silat, Xinhua news agency reported. Read more