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Oyo Okays Appointment of NUT Member on SUBEB Board

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NUT Cautions Teachers Against Rejecting Rural Area Posting

The Oyo State Government has approved the appointment of a member of the Nigeria Union of Teachers who would serve on the board of Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).

Dr. Nureni Adeniran
who was speaking while playing host to members of the state Executive Council of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) led by the Chairman of the union, Comrade Samson Adedoyin, also assured teachers that Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration was ensuring they receive their reward here on earth and not only in heaven.

The new appointee, Comrade Oladimeji Raji who has served in the Oyo State teaching service for 30 years is the current Treasurer of the Nigeria Union of Teachers.

Comrade Raji, according to the Executive Chairman, has been committed to the welfare of teachers and serves at Progressive Day School II, Aladorin, Ibadan.

Dr. Adeniran disclosed that the Oyo State Government intended to carry teachers in the state along in the scheme of things at the board especially in the execution of educational policies and programmes of the state government, through the appointment of one of them.

Adeniran said the appointment was borne out of the administration’s commitment to the welfare of teachers, assuring teachers in the state that SUBEB, under his watch, would not stop being teachers’ friendly.

He added that teachers’ interests would not be compromised at all, even as he said that they knew the best way to address their problems since some of them were once teachers.
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The SUBEB Chair listed some of the ways Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration had motivated teachers for higher productivity to include the prompt payment of salaries and allowance to primary school teachers in the state.

Dr. Adediran however appealed to members of NUT to collaborate with the board, urging the NUT leadership to do its best to sensitize its members to the efforts of the state government to support them.

He said the board would not hesitate to discipline erring teachers who refuse to adhere to the rules of service, adding that, the administration was working on modalities to recruit new teachers in the basic education sector.

Dr. Adeniran however assured the leadership of NUT that the board had listed some of the challenges facing teachers in the state, and would immediately swing into action.

Earlier, NUT Chairman, Comrade Samson Adedoyin, had praised the state government for its commitment to the welfare of teachers, even as he urged it to look into other areas where teachers needed its intervention.

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Court Jails APC Senator Seven Years For Fraud

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Court Jails APC Senator Seven Years For Fraud

The Senator representing Delta North Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Peter Nwaoboshi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) , has been sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment.

The Court of Appeal in Lagos on Friday also ordered that the senator’s two companies, Golden Touch Construction Project Ltd and Suiming Electrical Ltd, be wound up in line with the provisions of Section 22 of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act 2021.

The court’s ruling was delivered in an appeal challenging the judgment of Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court which on June 18, 2021, discharged and acquitted the defendants on two counts of fraud and money laundering. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) which arraigned him however challenged the lower court’s decision.

EFCC had arraigned the three defendants over the acquisition of a property named Guinea House, Marine Road, in Apapa, Lagos, for N805 million.

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Part of the money paid to the vendor – N322 million transferred by Suiming Electrical Ltd on behalf of Nwaoboshi and Golden Touch Construction Project Ltd – was alleged to be part of proceeds of fraud.

Earlier in his judgment, Justice Aneke said the evidence of the prosecutor “proved that the third defendant obtained a loan of N1.2 billion from Zenith Bank to purchase additional equipment and as provision of working capital”.

“It also proved that the loan of N1.2 billion together with interest of N24 million was properly granted to the third defendant .Nothing else was proved by the complainant or prosecutor in this case,” the EFCC quoted the judge as saying in a statement.

The high court judge was also quoted as claiming that a fatal blow was dealt to the case of the prosecution by its failure to call officials of Sterling Bank “to testify and probably tender exhibits F and F10. Consequently, he discharged and acquitted the defendants”.

However, ruling on the EFCC’s appeal on Friday, the Court of Appeal held that the trial judge erred in dismissing the charges against the respondents.

“The court said the prosecution had proved the ingredients of the offence and consequently found the defendants guilty as charged,” EFCC said.

 

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Drama In Court As Lawyer Appears In Priestly Attire

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VIDEO: Drama As Lawyer In Priestly Attire Appears In Court

By John Michael Ojo
There was a mild drama today at the Okpoko Magistrate Court in the Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State, as a lawyer simply identified as Ogbachalu Goshen appeared before the court in a pastoral robe.

But Ogbachalu who was standing before the magistrate, CB Mbaegbu, was denied  hearing on the ground that he was not properly attired, leading to a minor incident in the court.

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However,  citing a recent Supreme Court’s judgment which supported the wearing of hijab by female students in public schools as a reference point, Ogbachalu reminded the court that it was his right to dress in his priestly attire as he was an ordained pastor and that the objection by the court to hear him, was an infringement on his fundamental human right as enshrined in section 38 of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

The magistrate however disagreed his submission which only forced the court to dismiss.

 

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Court Orders Immigration, Banks To Release David Ukpo’s Details To Ekweremadu

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Court Orders Immigration, Banks To Release David Ukpo's Details To Ekweremadu

To enable detained former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu to effectively defend himself in London, a Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday ordered the Nigerian Immigration Service and three banks to immediately release details of David Ukpo to him.

Justice Inyang Ekwo issued the order while delivering judgment in a suit instituted by Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice.

The judgment against the defendants followed their non-appearance in court to defend the suit.

By the court order, all official information including the account opening package in relation to Ukpo are to be released to Senator Ekweremadu to ascertain the real age of the said Ukpo.

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Ukpo had claimed at a London court that he was a minor of 15 years old which led to the arrest and detention of the Nigerian Senator.

Other defendants are the Comptroller General (C-G), Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS); Stanbic-IBTC Bank, United Bank of Africa (UBA), and Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc as 2nd to 5th respondents, respectively.

 

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