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NSUK Ready To Prepare NICO PG Students For Convocation



NSUK Ready To Prepare NICO PG Students For Convocation
The Executive Secretary, the National Institute for Cultural Orientation, Ado Muhammed Yahuza (right) and the Vice Chancellor, Nasarawa State University ,Keffi, Prof.Suleiman Bala Mohammed during the visit.

The Vice Chancellor, Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK), Professor Suleiman Bala Mohammed has assured the management of the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) that postgraduate students of its training school will participate in the next convocation of the university, scheduled to hold in February, 2022.

Professor Suleiman who disclosed this on Thursday, October 28, 2021 while playing host to the Executive Secretary of NICO, Ado Muhammed Yahuza during a courtesy call, said while the university management was willing to ensure the student’s convocation, the institute on its part should also expedite action on their part so that the students could get their results and be prepared for convocation.

Assuring the Executive Secretary and his delegation of the university’s resolution on the issue of convocation, the vice chancellor who acknowledged the long- standing relationship between the institute and the university had this to say: “It is quite true that we have an MOU and we have some relationships in terms of specific activities. I recall that my immediate predecessor was at the institute at one time where he presented a paper as a quest lecturer at one of the institute’s public lectures.

“We are aware of this MOU but there are some hitches that marred the implementation of the MOU, particularly as it relates to the graduation of students. They have concluded their course work but there are issues which have prevented them from collecting their results and of course, preparing them for convocation.

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“I have been briefed on the issues; I have had meetings with the dean of the postgraduate school as well as the executive director and I want to assure the executive secretary that I am going to resolve this matter without further delay and whatever is required from your own end, I will encourage you to do it expeditiously. From our own end, we will also resolve it quickly so that the students can get their result and we will prepare them for our next convocation coming up in February 2022.”

Earlier, the Executive Secretary/CEO of NICO, Ado Yahuza said the institute which was established in 1993 has over the years, become a foremost training institute for cultural officers in the country. “We have trained so many people.

Right now, we are in the process of accrediting our diploma programme in cultural administration with the National Board of Technical Education (NBTE)”.

According to him, it is in a bid to strengthen the academic activities of the institute that NICO affiliated its programme with the university and signed an MOU in 2012 and has continued to work together on the part of academic staff and resource persons to run the activities of the Institute.

While admitting that the institute for the past three years has not meet its part of the MOU, Yahuza promised that by December, 2021 or January, 2022, the hitches would be cleared so that the students could participate in the convocation and be duly issued certificates by the university alongside students of NSUK.

In company of the Executive Secretary was Mrs. Brigitte Yerima (Director, NICO Training School); Mr. Ismaila Ahmad (Deputy Director, NICO Training School); Mr. Patrick Nwagbo Obi (Head, Academic Unit); Mrs. Alice Ogbedu (Admin Officer); and Damilola Adegbite (PA-ES).


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BREAKING:Lagos Govt Arraigns Chrisland School, Principal, Others Over Death Of Pupil Whitney Adeniran



Chrisland pupil Whitney

The Lagos State government has arraigned Chrisland School, Opebi, its principal, vice principal and two other employees over the death of one of the school’s pupils, 12-year-old Whitney Adeniran.

On Wednesday, the government of Lagos State had filed charges against Chrisland School and four others over the death of the 12-year-old pupil, Whitney Adeniran.

The school and its workers were accused of involuntary manslaughter and reckless and negligent acts.

The workers who were arraigned before Justice Oyindamola Ogala of the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja include Ademoye Adewale, Kuku Fatai, Mrs Belinda Amao, Nwatu Ugochi Victoria and Chrisland School Limited.

The school principal, Mrs Belinda Amao, broke down in tears while in the dock as the court and counsel tried to agree on a date for the commencement of the trial.

Whitney died during the school’s inter-house sports competition at Agege Stadium in Lagos on February 9.

Blessing Adeniran, her mother, had accused Chrisland of negligence over her daughter’s death.

The school’s management, however, dismissed insinuations that there was foul play in the death, saying she slumped in public.

Chrisland also argued that Whitney complained about “not-too-buoyant health” a few days before she died.

However, an autopsy conducted at the Lagos State University Hospital (LASUTH) confirmed that the deceased died from “asphyxia and electrocution”.

In the charges filed on behalf of the state government by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Babajide Martins, who disclosed that their negligence killed Whitney because they failed to ensure her safety.

The charge also disclosed that they all acted in a reckless and negligent manner that endangered human life.

The offences are contrary to Sections 224 & 251 of the Criminal Law, C17, Vol.3, Laws of Lagos State, 2015

If found guilty, the offences carry a penalty of life imprisonment and two-year jail terms respectively.

On Tuesday, the state government granted access to Chrisland High School, Opebi branch, to open for physical learning ahead of the school’s forthcoming examination after parents’ appeal.

The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu had ordered that the school be shut down on March 3, 2023, following the investigation into Whitney’s death.

Sanwo-Olu through the state Ministry of Education said the closure of the school would pave the way for unhindered investigation and afford all stakeholders, including parents, students, staff and friends of the deceased, time to grieve.

The reopening followed an appeal by the Parents of all Chrisland School Units who visited the Ministry of Education on Monday to seek the government’s understanding for “the sake of 500 plus students some of whom also have terminal examinations.”

The management of the school had tendered an apology over Whitney’s death.

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BREAKING: Abacha’s Ex-chief Of Staff Oladipo Diya Dies




Retired Lt.General Donaldson Oladipo Oyeyinka Diya, the former Chief of Staff in General Sani Abacha’s military government, is dead.

His death was confirmed by Prince Oyesinmilola Diya. He said the former military administrator of Ogun State passed on to glory in the early hours of 26th March 2023.

Born on the 3rd of April, 1944, Diya was military Governor of Ogun State after the Buhari-Idiagbon coup of December 31st, 1983.

Diya joined the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna and fought during the Nigerian Civil War.

He later attended the US Army School of Infantry, the Command and Staff College, Jaji (1980–1981) and the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru.

While serving in the military, Diya studied law at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he obtained an LLB degree, and then at the Nigerian Law School, where he was called to bar as Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

He held other top military posts like GOC, 82 Division and finally the Chief of General Staff (military Vice President) to Gen Sani Abacha

The statement read: “On behalf of the entire Diya family home and abroad; we announce the passing on to Glory of our dear Husband,Father, Grandfather,brother, Lt- General Donaldson Oladipo Oyeyinka Diya (Rtd) GCON, LLB, BL, PSC, FSS, mni.

“Our dear Daddy passed onto glory in the early hours of 26th March 2023. Please keep us in your prayers as we mourn his demise in this period. Further announcements will be made public in due course.

“Barrister Prince Oyesinmilola Diya, on behalf of the family.”

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Breaking: Appeal Court Retains Adeleke As Osun Governor



BREAKING: Adeleke Freezes Osun Accounts , Reverses Appointments After Swearing In As Governor
Governor Adeleke

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has vacated the tribunal judgement that nullified the election of Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State.

The appellate court, in a unanimous decision by a three-member panel of Justices, on Friday held that the appeal Adeleke lodged to challenge his sack by the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, was meritorious.

Aside from setting aside the judgement of the tribunal, the court, in its lead judgement that was delivered by Justice Mohammed Lawal, awarded N500, 000 cost against the All Progressive Congress, APC, and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola

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