Teachers’ Day: What Nigerian teachers need –Stakeholders

As teachers across the world celebrate World Teachers Day, some stakeholders in the education sector have advised the Nigerian government to take practical steps to improve the welfare of teachers for optimum performance. They spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Lagos State. Mr Anslem Izuagie, Principal of Saint Johns Boys Secondary School, Edo State, urged government at all levels to take welfare of teachers as a priority. He suggested a specialised salary structure for teachers as well as increasing their retirement age to 70…

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Dissolve my marriage, as I’m sex-starved, man pleads with judge

A man has pleaded with a customary court sitting in Ibadan to dissolve his marriage because his wife has starved him of sex for two years of their seven-year marriage. The petitioner, Mr. Wahab Olabamiji, had approached the court seeking the dissolution of his marriage because his wife, Tawakalitu, denied him of sex.   Wahab, who lives at Olopo-Meta Estate, Ibadan, had petitioned the court that his wife was endangering his life with her extramarital relationships. “Tawakalitu has remained a source of frustration to me for two-and-a half years now,…

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Osun election protest: PDP chiefs ‘mentally unstable’ –Aregbesola

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, on Friday described leaders of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party who protested to the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission over the conduct of the state governorship election as “mentally unstable.” Aregbesola said this in an interview with State House correspondents shortly after he formally presented the Osun State governor-elect, Gboyega Oyetola, to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and the National Chairman of…

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Violent confrontations, gunshots greet Benue PDP senatorial primaries

John Charles Makurdi Violent confrontations and gunshots have marred the senatorial primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party in Makurdi, during which at least 10 persons were reportedly injured. Several people on Thursday night sustained severe injuries, with over 20 vehicles badly damaged during the party’s Benue South senatorial district primary elections, held at Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. Our reporter who monitored the situation observed that thugs barricaded the entrance to the venue of the primary for the state and national assemblies in Benue South senatorial…

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British don says Nigerians can’t claim ownership of highlife music

A British music professor, John Collins, has said that Nigerians can not claim ownership of the highlife genre of music. Collins, who was reacting to a claim by Ghanaian dancehall artiste, Jupitar, that “Highlife is not Ghanaian music”, said the comment was not accurate, reports Myjoyonline. On a radio show, the UK-born professor, who has lived in Ghana since 1969 said, “Highlife is not Ashanti. It was originally Fanti and Ga and then, he [Jupitar] said it wasn’t Ghanaian. At the moment, Nigerians are trying to claim highlife, so he should…

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Spain, Morocco in talks to repatriate migrant minors

Madrid and Rabat are in talks to repatriate thousands of Moroccan minors who arrived in Spain alone without their parents, a Spanish interior ministry spokesman said Friday. The Spanish government estimates that about 10,000 minor migrants are living in Spain without their families — 70 percent of them from Morocco. The issue was discussed during a bilateral meeting held in Essaouira on Morocco’s Atlantic coast on September 14, a spokesman for Spain’s interior ministry said. READ ALSO: PHOTOS: Car runs under trailer in Lagos Spain’s secretary of state for migration, Consuelo…

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PHOTOS: Gridlock on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

There is a total lockdown on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Friday afternoon as motorists have begun plying one way. According to our correspondent who was also caught in the gridlock, the lockdown was both inward and outward Lagos. However, the cause of the gridlock could not be ascertained as of the time of filing this report. Photos: Oluwafemi Dawodu Source: Punch News All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from…

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PHOTOS: Taraba APC members protest alleged vote-buying

Tyopuusu Justin Supporters of candidates of the All Progressives Congress in the Taraba governorship primaries have taken to the streets in protest of what they allege to be vote-buying and money politics. The street protests happened on Friday. See the photographs: Source: Punch News All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from 104.5 Love FM AbujaShare on: whatsapp

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PHOTOS: Car runs under trailer in Lagos

An accident involving a car and a trailer laden with 40ft container occurred on Friday, close to Ojuelegba area of Lagos State. According to the Twitter handle of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency, @followlastma, the red car ran under the trailer, just before the DormanLong Bridge connecting Ojuelegba to Fadeyi Bus Stop. The accident caused traffic build-up that extended past Stadium Bus Stop on Funsho Williams Avenue. READ ALSO: BREAKING: Aregbesola leads Osun governor-elect, Oyetola, to meet Buhari The traffic management agency later reported that the traffic situation had eased. See…

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BREAKING: Aregbesola leads Osun governor-elect, Oyetola, to meet Buhari

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, on Friday led the state governor-elect, Gboyega Oyetola, to a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. The meeting was held at the President’s office inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Oyetola emerged as the winner of the governorship election in Osun State after a re-run election that followed the September 22 election in the state. The meeting was still in progress at the time of filing this report. Details later… Source: Punch News All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this…

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