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|Sports / AS Roma Appoints John Obuh As Technical Director by VONN50: 7:16pm On Jul 28|
AS Roma Appoints John Obuh as Technical Director
AS Roma of Italy has appointed former Golden Eaglet Head Coach, John Obuh as the technical director of their youth team based in Abuja.
The Academy's Country Manager, Robin Adakosa disclosed this yesterday in a press statement viz the club website stating that Obuh is the right man for the job.
Adakosa is confidence Obuh's wealth of experience will be a boost for Roma as they continue to nurture young talents.
“It was easy for us to select Mr. Obuh among others considered for the job because we believe he possesses the quality to drive the vision of our Academy ", he said.
The country manager also added that “ the kids and other staff will have a lot to learn from him because we believe he
has seen it all as far as football is concerned, not only in Nigeria but globally”.
Adakosa strongly believe that this new step is a bold statement to making sure that AS Roma Academy Abuja, becomes a source of talented youngsters for Golden Eaglet of Nigeria and Flying Eagles.
Obuh 61, is the former U-17 and 20 head coach who led the Golden Eaglet in the 2009 FIFA World Cup to finish as runner up. He has coached several clubs in Nigerian League the likes of Kwara United, Sharks FC, Niger Tornadoes, Enugu Rangers and most recently Akwa United.
In 2019, he was out of contract with Akwa United Football club. It's a big win for his career following his appoint with Roma.
Alfred Micheal Reporting
|Sports / Messi, Ronaldo Sets To Meet Again by VONN50: 1:53pm On Jul 28|
Messi, Ronaldo Sets to Meet Again
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo may likely meet again in a pre season match scheduled to hold August 8,2021 at Camp Nou.
Serie A runner up, Juventus knocked out Barcelona in the Uefa Champions League round 16 with the first leg that ended in favour of Barça 2-1 in Turin. The Bianconeri overturned Catalan giant at Camp Nou 3-0 it ended 4-2 on aggregate.
Both team however, had their worst season but picked up silver wears from domestic trophy in their capital.
It has always been a rivalry amongst football fans who refused to kill the heated argument and debate on who is better off. Now that Messi recently won the Copa America having defeated Brazil 1-0 on July 12, 2021. He has now won for himself and Argentina an International trophy to silent many critics.
Messi and Ronaldo had met in 35 appearances both club and country wise of which Barcelona skipper had won 16 while Juventus talisman won 10 having drawn 9 times.
Ronaldo 36, resumed training on Monday and the club chairman, Pavel Nedved is confident he will remain with the club. The Argentine captain, Messi is currently out of contract with the Catalan giant and is a free agent. The club is certain their captain will remain with them in the 2021/2022 season.
Unarguably, since the past one decade the duo had made football fans excited. We love to see both players in the next 3 years doing what they do best.
Micheal Alfred Reporting.
|Nairaland / General / Fear Grips Residents Of Ikotun Over The Continuous Fights Between Ikotun Technic by VONN50: 6:36pm On Jul 08|
FEAR GRIPS RESIDENTS OF IKOTUN OVER THE CONTINUOUS FIGHTS BETWEEN IKOTUN TECHNICAL COLLEGE AND IKOTUN COMMUNITY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL,ASSUME FURTHER CALAMITY IF...
By Tajudeen Bello
At about 3pm, Thursday the 8th of July 2021, people around Ikotun area placed a distress call to VONN editor as they expressed fear over the fights between Ikotun High School students and Technical College students which has led to the incident involving break down of law and order.
VONN correspondent learnt that, a teacher and scores of students were injured during the fight and has been medically attended to. A teacher who had remained anonymous told the reporter that, they are also scared and if drastic measures aren't taken the fights will continue and might lead to fatalities. He mentioned that the first measure taken by the school is making the final year students of the school come along with their guardian to sign an undertaken to this effect never to cause the breach of public peace or create menace in the school environment.
During a conversation with the teacher, the reporter was able to find out that the result of these constant fights and disruption of public peace is usually because of girlfriend issues between students from both schools. This fights are threatening to those who moves about their daily activities, those who sells and lives around that area, as the students makes use of stones and other dangerous weapons when any of this fights occurs thereby making people scamper for safety.
A seller who owns a shop around that vicinity told our correspondent that parents has a vital role to play in the upbringing of their children not to become a menace to the society while another called on His Excellency Babajide Sanwolu, the Governor of Lagos state to step into the matter and help find a lasting solution to this or this may cause more mayhem if nothing is done.
The residents also expressed their pains as they referred to the Ikotun police division who's a block away from the location where all this happens and never shows up until the fight is over.
|Nairaland / General / Kingsley, Nabbed By Men Of The Nigerian Police For Enticing Female Job Applicant by VONN50: 5:24pm On Jul 06|
Kingsley, nabbed by Men Of The Nigerian Police For Enticing female job applicants in Lagos For fake Job Offers.
Police arrest man for luring ,raping women with fake vacancy
The harsh economic situation in the country is sadly being exploited by devious persons to add pain and sorrow to women with fake job offers.
The police in Lagos have arrested one Kingley Onuorah with nude picture found in the phone.
Kingsley was arrested after a 23 year old job seeker went missing for five days and her family raised the alarm.
Following his arrest, police sources said other women nude pictures as well were recovered from the suspect's phone.
A rights advocate under the auspices of Advocate For Children and Vulnerable Persons Network ACVPN who broke the news of the arrest said " This was how Kingsley broke down and he admitted the survivor was in his custody of which the survivor was found inside Kingsley Onuorah's a part. He is a manager with Itel one of the mobile phone dealer at Alaba International market. Branch manufacturer.
Kingsley is an alleged Sociapath who specialises in luring desperate vulnerable women and young girls. He advertised vacant positions and applicants are asked to submit CV which happens in his apartment .He takes advantage of the girls. He tells them to cook indomie for him . Takes their nudes, rape them. He abducted them for five days. He's presently with the SCID PANTI. Kingsley relative are offering the survivors guardian 150,000 to withdraw the matter of which the NO none sense OC Gender Anti-Human Trafficking Unit SCID PANTI also put her feet on the ground that justice must prevail ".
Efforts to get the reaction of the Lagos state police spokesperson CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi was not successful. As he did not respond to the enquiry
|Education / Age Falsification: Civil Society, AOCOED Registrar Trade Words Over Allegation by VONN50: 1:02pm On Jul 06|
Age falsification: Civil society, AOCOED Registrar trade words over allegation.
Copied From Gabriel Dike
The Independent Civil Society of Nigeria has allegedly accused the Registrar, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED) Oto, Ijanikin, Mr. Shehu Muhideen of age falsification.
In a petition signed by Mr. Kayode Yusuf, addressed to AOCOED Provost, Prof. Bidemi-Lafiaji Okuneye and it was also copied the Special Adviser on Education to the Governor as well as principal officers of the college.
The group wondered why Muhideen was not suspended while investigations into allegations against him were ongoing as stipulated by Public Service Rules. The civil society alleged that registrar used the opportunity of remaining in office to tamper with this record.
It also expected the state government to have directed the registrar to vacate his office to allow for thorough investigations, noting ‘’It is on record that his predecessor, Mr. Olunuyiwa Coker was asked to vacate office to allow for thorough investigation.”
They alleged that the registrar tampered with his personal file at the personal office, through a Deputy Registrar, stating “this is a crime punishable under the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.
According to the group, staff unions of AOCOED did not expose the wrong doings in the college because they were are not active as expected and compared to other institutions.”
In the petition, the group attached Muhideen application for the post of deputy registrar dated September 2004 in which he put his age at 38 years old.
The civil society attached a sworn affidavit by the registrar dated July 29th, 2004. In the court document, he put his date of birth as August 23rd, 1968.
The group also attached AOCOED vacancy advert for the post of Registrar dated September 2016, which specified that applicant must be between 50 and 55 years of age as at October 2, 2016.
In another document, the civil society pointed out another different date of birthday of August 29, 1965, which was captured in AOCOED nominal roll dated March 2020.
The group said the Revised Conditions Service for Colleges of Education dated 2015, contained sanctions for act of misconduct against a staff and had expected the registrar to have been suspended from duty.
It states: “Whenever in the opinion of the provost, a prima facie case of misconduct has been made against an employee and it is necessary to investigate the matter further with a view to determining the guilt or the appropriate disciplinary action, the employee may be suspended pending the determination of the case.”
Reacting to the allegation, Muhideen told The Education Report that “I have never for one day falsified my age. I applied for jobs in tertiary institutions in Lagos State and the date of birth I used is same, August 29th, 1965.
Muhideen disclosed that he has been a staff of AOCOED since 2004 and did not write application. He said he was the only applicant for the post of registrar in 2016 forcing the Governing Council to extend the date by two weeks.
“Between 2004 and 2016, nobody brought up the issue until 2020 when the staff unions alleged falsification of age, maladministration, embezzlement of funds. Some years back, we were having interface and let a world about reducing my age because I had wanted to use to enrol into the National Guard and was encouraged by friends to do affidavit.”
The registrar revealed that when the unions came up with the issue, they asked them to produce evidence to back their claim but they couldn’t
His words “I never wrote any application
The application and affidavit attached to the civil society petition is fake. I don’t know where they got the two documents. Even the college panel also asked the unions to proof their allegation, they couldn’t.
“The funny thing is that nobody raised this allegations when I contested the post in 2014 with Mr. Olumuyiwa Coker and I did so with the same date of birth, 1965. They can check from all the places I applied for job since I graduated.”
Provost clears the air
AOCOED Provost, Prof. Lafiaji- Okuneye told The Education Report that the registrar was assaulted by the unions on March 19 two months after she assumed office; they drove him and bursar out of the campus and sealed their offices.
She said the registrar as secretary to council implemented the governing council decision to sack and sanction some union leaders. I took their case to the special adviser for pardon and one of the union leaders was reinstated.
After the assault, she said the SAE asked her to a head a panel to investigate the assault, “on the merit of the case, we found them guilty. They physical assaulted the registrar, even if the registrar falsified his age, they are not the one to handle the issue.”
“So the issue of falsification of age came up before the panel, I told them it was not part of our terms of reference but it can be part of other findings. We brought out his confidential files, we didn’t find any evidence.
“We asked the unions to bring any evidence and they said the evidence they have is that the registrar confirmed at the floor of council that he falsified his age and they recorded him without his knowledge. The registrar said he wanted to enlist into National Guard and had to reduce his age and he didn’t even present this to the college.
“Let them bring the evidence against the registrar. The State House of Assembly also asked them to bring evidence. We didn’t receive any petition on this issue from any civil society.”
|Nairaland / General / Security: Lagos CP Visits IGP-IRT Annex Office, Commends And Promises Support by VONN50: 12:28pm On Jul 01|
Security: Lagos CP Visits IGP-IRT Annex Office, Commends And Promises Support
The commissioner of police, Lagos state command, CP.Hakeem Odumosu, on Tuesday, 29 June, visited the Lagos Annex Office of the Inspector General of Police' Intelligence Response Team on a familiarisation move, as part of strategies to enhance security in the state.
The commander, SP. Ugowe Igbinazaka Joel, received the CP and got commendations for sustaining the good legacies laid down by DCP. Abba Kyari.
Odumosu used the visit to promise strategic operational supports for the effectiveness of the IRT in order to help the outfi in
maintain form and existing integrity.
Commder IRT Lagos Annex SP .Ugowe however expressed deep appreciation to the Lagos police helms man for sparing time to visit
the IRT , and promised greater loyalty and gallantry in the discharge of his duties across board.
By Agbonifo Princess
|Education / Historical Background Of Adeniran Ogunsanya College Of Education, Aocoed, Staff by VONN50: 1:17pm On Jun 23|
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF ADENIRAN OGUNSANYA COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, AOCOED, STAFF SCHOOL, OTTO/IJANIKIN, LAGOS STATE
The School was established on 22nd October, 1992 and it was then called LACOED Staff School. The name later changed to AOCOED staff school as a result of the change in the name of the entire College to Adeniran Ogunsanya College Of Education (AOCOED) to immortalize the name of a renowned Nigerian politician- Adeniran Ogunsanya; after his death. The establishment of the school was on the decision of the Academic Board of the college to have a Demonstration School. The School was created with the intention of making it a self-sustaining institution.
AOCOED Staff School operated as a Unit of the College Joint Ventures until the end of January 2007 when the Governing Council deliberated and approved the harmonization of Staff School into the main stream of Personnel of the College Mrs. A.I. Adelana, the Pioneer Head of School, was re-deployed in August, 2005 to another unit of AOCOED. Dr. Ayinde Benjamin, a Chief Lecturer from the School of
Sciences, took over on 14th February, 2007 as Sole Administrator in September, 2005.
Mr. E.O. Ajose, also a Chief Lecturer from the department of Social Studies took over from Dr. Benjamin in 2007.
On June 1st, 2012, Mr. Sunday Adetayo Ogunmade was
employed as Substantive Head till date.
MISSION AND OBJECTIVES
The main objective is to make AOCOED Staff School a Demonstration School and a model among all other similar schools in Lagos State
To reduce the burden it poses on the College Staff to take their children to and from their various schools;
To offer the College Staff the opportunity to send their children to standard and qualitative schools; and
To serve as a source of generating Revenue
Certificate of Participation at the Annual Otto-Awori Youth Forum Education Programme, on 28th – 30th of December, 2015.
Certificate of Award as the 3rd Runner-Up at the 3rd Annual Spelling Bee Competition for Primary School Category, on 13th of November, 2015 by Odus Glorious Time Venture.
Certificate of Participation at the Annual Spelling Bee Competition Tagged “Spell it Right” by Odus Glorious Time Venture on the 13th of November, 2015.
Certification of award as the 1st and 3rd position at the Annual Otto-Awori Youth Forum Education Programme, on 30th of December, 2015.
Certificate of Participation at the Annual Mathematics Competition, on the 5th of March, 2016 by Odus Glorious Time Venture.
Certificate of Participation at the Annual Competition on: Spelling Bee on the 12th of November, 2016 by Odus Glorious Time Venture.
Certificate of Award as the 1st Runner-Up at the 4th Annual Spelling Bee Competition for Primary School category, on the 19th of November, 2016 by Odus Glorious Time Venture.
Award of Excellence as the 1st Runner-Up at the 4th Annual Spelling Bee Competition for Primary School category, on the 19th of November, 2016 by Odus Glorious Time Venture.
Certification of Participation at the 2017 primary category of the Annual Mathematics Olympiad of the Mathematical Association of Nigeria, Lagos State Chapter on 4th March, 2017
Award of excellence as the 2n runner -Up at the Still life Drawing Competition organised by Corona School,Agbara on June 2018
The present Governing board Chairman of the School is
Dr Aboluwarin E .O.
Report by Agbonifo Princess
|Education / Pupils Of Aocoed Staff School Delight Teachers, Parents On Career Day by VONN50: 12:47pm On Jun 23|
PUPILS OF AOCOED STAFF SCHOOL DELIGHT TEACHERS, PARENTS ON CAREER DAY
It was a gladdening scenario at the recent career day ceremony of the prestigious demonstration school of the ADENIRAN Ogunsanya College of Education, AOCOED, Oto/Ijanikin, Lagos, AOCOED staff school, when pupils showcased raw brilliance and boldness by declaring interests for diverse professional domains of human endeavour.
The actions which proved that the staff school is living up to the purpose of its establishment also pleased the Head Teacher, Mr.Adetayo Sunday Ogunmade who has been holding sway as the educational technician of that AOCOED facet, bringing innovations and managing methodologies since 2012.
During this year's Event, some of the brilliant students expressed their desires for careers such as the armed forces and the medical genre, a significant indication that the are passing through thorough tutelage in the hands of their various care givers who are ruled and guided by the vision of the school which is to provide qualitative education in a friendly proximity for the staff of AOCOED.
The 2021 career day is one of the great editions used as a forum to bring stakeholders to a rendezvous to listen to and watch the pupils towards ascertaining their intelligence levels; opportunity which creates avenues to verify how much they are imparted in the school established on October 22, 1992 as LACOED Staff School to meet strategic needs.
It initially served as a unit of the institution's joint venture before going through developmental metamorphosis to suit contemporary trends in the interest of all players.
Since inception, not only has the school remained a learning citadel providing standard education, it has also remained a great source of internally generated resources (IGR) for the premier college of education in the state of aquatic splendor.
The school's management used the occasion to promise greater educational refinement to keep sustaining standard and to keep it an enviable model in the comity of demonstration schools.
Report by Princess Agbonifo
|Nairaland / General / Media Organisations And Justice Network Marvel At 'monkey Village' Matter, Seek by VONN50: 1:22pm On Jun 09|
MEDIA ORGANISATIONS AND JUSTICE NETWORK MARVEL AT 'MONKEY VILLAGE' MATTER, SEEK POLICE INQUEST
As the continual wrangling for the soul of the vast land( popularly known as Monkey Village) situated at Wole Ogunjimi/ Folorunsho St. Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos state, assumes a dangerous dimension as two media firms, Timeswatch News magazine/online, Voiceout Nigeria News(VONN) and Voice out Network, a society watch group, haven followed the development for a while now, have approached the zonal headquarters of the Nigeria police in Lagos to unravel the puzzle.
The bodies who have prepared a document to the effect of the finding for the perusal of the Assistant Inspector- General of police, AIG, are bothered by the likely internecine crises that the struggle on the land may generate.
Timeswatch, VONN and Voice out Network have on different occasions been invited by the Meadows/Amure families of Opebi , who currently is in possession of the Supreme Court Judgement on the land, over matters of invasion and encroachment by alleged land grabbers who has manifested in different guises.
The Voiceout Nigeria News, VONN, on different occasions witnessed the invasions by the alleged grabbers who usually parade gun wielding and fierce officers that claim to be from the Zone 2 command and the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Lagos.
The grabbers according to VONN, also use thugs who help scare everyone to pave the way for their illicit demolitions and constructions, especially as they are doing so on a property over which the apex court of Nigeria had given judgement on , to the rightful owners, the Meadows/Amures.
Part of the concerns conveyed in the media practitioners' letter to the police authorities include the need for thorough investigation into the ownership of the property and why police are dispatched for such a mission.
These police actions are essential for the purpose of nipping a breakdown of law and order in the land that may lead to blood shed.
Recall that the Monkey Village had been in the news over cases of the invasion of land grabbers.
|Politics / Body Of The Igbo Stakeholders Forum In Lagos State Endorsed Hon. Dipo Oloruninu by VONN50: 4:17pm On May 28|
BODY OF THE IGBO STAKEHOLDERS FORUM IN LAGOS STATE ENDORSED HON. DIPO OLORUNINU AS THE INCOMING LG CHAIRMAN OF AMUWO ODOFIN.
The stakeholders forum in Lagos State led by Prince Nixon Okwara had made their intentions known through a press briefing on their choice of LG chairmanship in the oncoming LG primary election slated for May 29, 2021.
The communique which was signed by Prince Nixon Okwara and Mr Daniel Ezeanochie, chairman and secretary of the Igbo stakeholders, Lagos State stated that following:
"After much deliberation with Amuwo-Odofin chapter and Ndigbo in APC in Amuwo Odofin, the Igbo Stakeholders United Forum, Lagos hereby resolving as follows:
That we have adopted the endorsed candidate of Amuwo-Odofin chapter in the person of Hon.Dipo Olorunrinu as the sole chairmanship candidate of Igbo in Amuwo-Odofin.
That the endorsement is in consonant with the state executive of Ndigbo in APC led by the Apex leader, Chief Joe Igbokwe.
That the Igbo stakeholders endorsement of Hon. Olorunrinu as chairman of Amuwo-Odofin is for the obvious reason, that he will carry Ndigbo along in his administration.
It was unanimously agreed that the present administration in Amuwo-Odofin led by Hon Valentine Buraimoh maligned Ndigbo in particular and generality of Amuwo-Odofin residents.
That from records available for consideration, we agreed that Hon Olorunrinu as one time Lagos State Assembly member, performed well and never discriminated against other ethnic nationalities in Amuwo-Odofin.
That the election of Hon.Olorunrinu as next chairman LGA, will in no little measure, facilitate the development of the entire area and integrate other ethnic nationalities in APC thereby, positioning the party for the best and successful outing in 2023.
For this reason, we appeal that all Igbo residents in Amuwo-Odofin to mobilize and support Hon. Dipo Olorunrinu in the forth coming primary and local government election.
The stakeholders significantly noted that, Amuwo-Odofin is Eminently dominated by the Igbos who have concluded to support Oloruniru because he will carry the Igbos along as a non tribalistic ruler unlike Braimoh who made it clear that he will not accommodate the Igbos in Amuwo-Odofin.
In Unison they all said that the Igbo will give Hon. Olorunrinu every support to ensure he emerges as the Chairman during the Party primaries and election proper.
By Onome Onojaefe
|Crime / NEWS: Lagos Landlord Decries The Illicit Activities Of LASBCA Personnels, Petiti by VONN50: 2:19pm On May 24|
Lagos Landlord Decries The Illicit Activities Of LASBCA Personnels, Petitions the Police.
A Lagos landlord, Olayiwola Martin Luko, has petitioned the police authority, lamenting about the arbitrary invasion of his property and extortion tendencies.
The petitioner who wrote through his lawyer, Barr.Adeshina Ogunlana, asked the Commissioner of Police, Lagos state and The General Manager, Lagos State Building Control Agency, LABSCA, to intervene towards checking the excesses of these lawless officials.
According to the petition, a certain Engr. Ibitoye operating from the Bolade Oshodi Zonal Office of the agency, stormed Mr.Luko's property at 11,Akinpelu Street Oshodi with fictitious claims which were never substantiated through any legal documents.
The petitioner expressed chagrin over the fact that his simple replacing of spoilt doors and windows on his property, has become a renovation and thus, a criminal act that drew the attention of Engr.Ibitoye and his superior, Engr. Ajanuku who variously demanded # 2,250,000 respectively in their office as fine for an unestablished offence.
To make the move of the rampaging officials all the more suspicious, Engr.Ajanaku who could not present any legal order to the effect of her claims and she also declared her fines as negotiable inside their Bolade office.
On the 7th of May, Engr. Ibitoye had stormed Luko's premises with 4 vehicles loaded with armed officers attached to the Lagos state Taskforce, Bolade and thugs, and cut the gate to it before securing it with chains and padlocks as was stated in the petition.
Against these lawless moves which have greatly embarrassed Mr.Luko, the petitioner demands an apology letter from the LABSCA officials, which must be submitted to law chambers and published in 2 national dailies. Moreso, the sum of 20,000,000 million naira is demanded as damages from the LABSCA officials within one week of the receipt of the copy of the petition.
When Olayiwola Luko spoke with the press on the matter, he said that it is obvious that the unlawful harassments by LABSCA officials may not be unconnected to the secret plots of some disgruntled family members who earlier lost in the legal tussle for the ownership this property.
His lawyer, Barr.Ogunlana while talking, noted that it is terrorism of some sort to use public office for extortion and intimidation. Making a property better for occupants can never be the same as turning it from residential, this does not mean renovation.
Barr.Ogunlana described sealing,harrassments and fines as criminality and gross indiscipline.
By Onome Onojaefe
|Education / Coeasu Holds National Conference, Seeks Good Future For Teaching, Teachers by VONN50: 2:37pm On May 10|
COEASU HOLDS NATIONAL CONFERENCE,
SEEKS GOOD FUTURE FOR TEACHING, TEACHERS
The 11th annual national conference of the Southwest Zone of the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union, COEASU, held on Thursday at the prestigious Adediran Ogusanya College of Education, Oto, Ijanikin, Lagos, inside the expansive Oluremi Tinubu Hall.
With the theme, "The Future of Teacher Education in a Sustainable World", the conference was well attended by COEASU members, national executives , students and sundry education stakeholders. Select participants took turns to appreciate the local organising committee for doing a great job in packaging the programme and adopting a very good theme that tends to address the urgency of now when the education system of Nigeria needs revival.
The Southwest Zonal Coordinator and National Secretary- General, Comrade Taiwo Olayanju, on behalf of the Zonal Executive Council during an opening speech, thanked the management of the college under the leadership of the Provost, Prof.B.B.Lafiaji Okuneye for ensuring an enabling environment for the academic discourse, eulogising her for her commitment to meeting the yearnings of COEASU members despite other needs of the college.
Olayanju however urged the provost to continue the good works and pledged the support of the Union in facilitating her managerial duties.
Comrade Ige Ajayi took to the podium and described AOCOED as a model institution where teachers and caregivers of basic education are quite professional.
He appreciated everyone who is contributing their quota in the forum which will help promote the interests of press service teachers in the College of Education system, expressing hope that the Lead Paper Presenter and Conferees would discuss the theme and sub- themes of this year's conference adequately for the union to come up with a well- articulated communique for presentation to the government and other stakeholders on suggestions for improving teacher education in Nigeria.
Prof. Yemi Ambrose Akinkiotu of the Lagos State University the keynote speaker while presenting his address paid special tribute to AOCOED- COEASU for successfully putting together a conference with a very relevant theme at this point when teacher education is adversely affected by an avalanche of crisis, stressing that this millennium poses challenges to teacher education and teaching as a profession.
Continuing he emphasised " Good education is the product of good teaching and and theInstruction a classroom depends largely on the quality of teacher and his professional competence.
"A well taught teacher is a viable tool for effective education delivery. A continual education of the teachers should be emphasised in educational planning and its development.
There should be a deliberate attempt by the teacher education sector to establish quality and foster a culture of quality in teacher education.
" Students should be encouraged to use information provided by technology. They should be exposed to school practices such as micro teaching, video taped classroom interaction and so on".
Similarly, Prof. Yemi noted, "In a sustainable world, the development of human resources for sustainable development through teaching , counseling, designing and implementing educational policies and objectives that could ensure sustainability.
' Graduates of colleges of education should be awarded B.ED Degrees considering the qualities of some academic members of staff of some colleges of education, the number of candidates seeking admission into the universities and even private universities also supports the arguments to allow colleges of education award B.ED degrees ".
As part of his contribution, Dr. Victor Akinola of the Dept of Curriculum and Instruction, AOCOED, stressed," Education and instruction follow a progressive teaching transmission which makes a typical teacher to be curious forward- thinking and flexible.
"A teacher must be a learner, learning new ways of teaching and learning alongside the students.
As such, teaching parades a lot of preconception that guides an aspiring teacher, beginning teacher and a typo - teacher.
The act of educating people to become teachers is of vital importance to National Development.
The purpose of teacher education according to the National Policy on Education(NPE, 2013) are; to produce highly motivated, conscientious and efficient classroom teacher for all levels of our educational system;to further encourage the spirit of enquiry a and creativity in teachers;to help teachers fit into the social life of the community and society at large, and to enhance their commitment to national objectives, etc"
Dr.Victor Akinola proceeded to suggest more ways through which the teaching profession can be concurrently improved with the education system of Nigeria.
The well attended conference had different segments, the highlight being the presentation of awards of excellence to deserving tutors for their colossal contributions to nation
building through the strategic development of the nation's human resources.
By Agbonifo Princess
|Nairaland / General / Lagos State Govt. Cautions Landgrabbers At Ikorodu Stakeholders Forum @vonnews by VONN50: 1:09pm On Apr 28|
LAGOS STATE GOVT. CAUTIONS LANDGRABBERS AT IKORODU STAKEHOLDERS FORUM
The Lagos State Special Taskforce On Land Grabbers at a special stakeholders forum held in Ikorodu last week issued warnings to all land grabbers in Lagos, asking them to desist from such criminality or be ready to face the wrath of the law.
The enlightenment gathering which educated the people on their rights and responsibilities took place at the Ikorodu Town Hall and had the Oba of Ikorodu,
Community leaders, religious leaders, government officials, the representative of the Lagos Commissioner of Police, all and sundry including stakeholders in attendance.
Mrs. Abiola Oseni who represented the Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary, Titilayo Shittabay began the deliberations by reminding the people that it is their responsibility to report any matter relating to this crime to the appropriate authorities instead of resorting to self help.
Oseni said approaching the relevant authorities in matters relating to land grabbing and perpetrators of such, cautioning those community stakeholders who indulge in double or multiple sales of pieces of land to desist.
The Chief Imam of Ikorodu Central Mosque, His Eminence, Yahaya in his own response stated that if certain elements in the police, the judiciary and govt.do not aid the processes leading to land grabbing, the perpetrators would have stopped with all this chaos all around ikorodu. Yahaya added that some police men, judicial workers and community heads pervert justice and encourage criminality due to monetary inducements.
The Oba of Ikorodu, HRM.Oba (Engr.) Kabir Adewale Shotobi took turn to to express his personal concerns and urged the Lagos state govt to look into the problem of delay in issuing C/O, to the bonafide owners of land.
The representative of the Nigerian Bar Association Ikorodu Branch, Barr. Omolaja Shakiru joined his voice by appealing to Ikorodu people to always report matters of forceful take over of lands to the task force, stressing that such crimes have legal implications. He also cautioned indigenes and land owners to discipline themselves as per shady transactions so as to end bloodshed which is always the aftermath.
In similar note, the Coordinator, Special Task Force On Land grabbers in Lagos state, Mr. Owolabi Arole, buttressed the essence of the crucial parley and stressed that it will have a far reaching effect towards fostering peace and development in Ikorodu.
Arole also noted that the programme has also enlightened the people on legitimate and safe procedures without resorting to self help, stressing that it also enlightened land buyers and sellers on peaceful or lawful rifts resolution without cheating or hurting anyone.
The Chairperson of Ikorodu Local Govt, Clerics and others graced this all-important meeting.
By Onome Naomi
|Nairaland / General / State Of The Nation: Nigerian Leaders Behind Suffering, Insecurity- Dr.olasegun by VONN50: 10:34am On Apr 24|
State Of The Nation:
NIGERIAN LEADERS BEHIND SUFFERING, INSECURITY- Dr.Olasegun
One time All Nigerian Democratic Party (ANDP) gubernatorial aspirant, Dr.Olusegun Musa, who remains a security professional, in analysing the devastating state of insecurity in Nigeria during a chat with VOICEOUT Nigeria News, attributed the bizarre trend to prolonged mal governance and
inflicting of hardship upon the civil populace.
According to him, those in leadership in Nigeria do not possess the requisite knowledge essential for leadership, stating that such ignorant leaders who do not have have the wherewithal end up creating atmospheres that impose hardship and its adjunct, insecurity.
Emphasizing the fundamental basis of knowledge - base leadership, he affirmed the essentiality of a community or people - based security policies or strategies, stressing that to achieve security, a knowledgeable leader must consider the welfare or wellbeing of the people over and above the amassing of deadly weapons.
Olusegun thought that when you build an angry populace who are grossly impoverished, the society turns a breeding ground for criminality, such that Nigeria is.
Speaking, he asserted, "if we invest in buying arms and gadget s for the police and armed forces, without minding the socio- economic wellbeing of citizens, we consciously breed criminals and those who will connive with them to earn living or stay safe".
On a global perspective, Olusegun viewed that the spate of insecurity is also closely knitted with failed promises made to certain political clients or goons who became dissatisfied.
He also said that leadership elites may just be playing the Ostrich while the kidnapping empires of their acolytes grow to the disadvantage of the economy and citizens, citing when American soldiers successfully invaded the kidnappers den to technically free their citizens held hostage, situation he said that a complacent and conniving leadership can never achieve.
Also blaming our founding fathers for the wrong structure of Nigeria, he pointed that rather than pursue a near egalitarian society, so united, our past leaders sowed this divisive seed along ethnic and religion lines.
Olusegun said it is regrettable that the selfish late leaders are still worshiped today as though they learnt good foundations.
Speaking on the future of the Nigerian child, he expressed confidence that the high level of political consciousness and the clamour for change in the polity show that prosperity awaits tomorrow's people who will sooner or later discard Nigeria's odd culture of corruption and segregation.
He also condemned the continued incarceration of Leah , one of the kidnapped Chibok Girls, in the kidnappers' den, years after.
On the way forward, Olusegun said that only a leadership with knowledge can champion a security system that works.
Urging Nigerians to shun agitations and temptations for disintegration, he averred that a united Nigeria will prosper by and by, but that separation will further break Nigeria into micro powerless nations, sharing that if Nigerians can disregard religious and tribal differences, while instituting a knowledge - based leadership, even citizenship, all will blossom soon, despite the fact that the scar of this present vicious economy will linger long.
Olusegun warned against associating religion with governance, stressing that no one is whether God recognises any of these religions.
He proffered humanitarian works which pleases God more than religious practices in the midst of wickedness.
By Agbonifo Loveline
|Nairaland / General / News: Sun Group To Write Nigeria's Senate, Others On The State Of The Nation by VONN50: 2:15pm On Apr 19|
SUN GROUP TO WRITE NIGERIA'S SENATE, OTHERS ON THE STATE OF THE NATION
As an aftermath of the just concluded international zoom meeting of the foremost pressure group at forefront of the agitation for a better Nigeria that will be dotted by qualitative governance, transparency and accountability, the Speak Up Nigeria(SUN), the Convener, Ambassador Steve Nwose, has asked all SUN coordinators and members to live devoid of any fear of intimidation, oppression, victimisation and suppression.
Nwose who spoke from his United States base, stressed that the task ahead of the group is germane, humanitarian and constitutional, reasons he emphasized that the group will be exhaustively be writing the Nigerian Senate and relevant authorities to take the demands of stakeholders seriously with the view to declaring a state of emergency on these sacrosanct needs.
Some of the resolutions reached at the recent SUN meeting include the need to restructure the Nigerian nation, the need for improved security and accountability by public office holders across board, and sequel, a special committee that will look into the pros and cons of restructuring was agreed upon, to be headed by Comrade Godwin Bebia.
On the need to review history in the present scheme of things, Comrade Ohale Damion who participated from Houston Texas stipulated the essence of getting demographic specifics in the build up of the SUN strategic and constitutional confrontations.
"Getting the accurate census of Nigeria will largely help towards procuring the direly sought socio economic panacea", he noted.
In the same vein, Comrade Jude who contributed from Canada buttressed the need to look back at history to find the root and routes of Nigeria's prevalent problems.
The SUN meeting was dignitaries studded, extensive and exhaustive as participants strived to empty their logical and emotional contents, driven by patriotism - induced passion.
By Agbonifo Loveline
|Crime / Crime: Lagos Land Grabbers Who Operate With Soldiers, Policemen Arrested by VONN50: 6:11pm On Apr 13|
CRIME: LAGOS LAND GRABBERS WHO OPERATE WITH SOLDIERS, POLICEMEN ARRESTED
Operatives from the Area F Police Command, Lagos, yesterday, bursted a team of labourers working for Lagos' serial land grabbers,Femi Ogundare and Festus Rashidi, at the controversial Monkey Village, Ikeja.
According to the family lawyer, Barr. Monye Monye of the Meados and Amures,the bonafide owners of the 12.75 acres of land since 1912 known as Monkey Village, the labourers, an excavator driver, Fagbenro Ogundana and others were nabbed by the police who arrived on invitation of the Meados at the point when they have completed demolition of structures built by the real owners.
Barr Monye stressed that their illegal operations were ordered by Femi and his cohorts who, despite High Court, Appeal Court and Supreme Court injunctions and rulings, have persisted to intrude,invade and destroy things in this expanse of land
that earned its name monkey village nomenclature due to its occupants, which includes the mechanics and miscreants as overgrown weeds is seen to cover the vast land sequel to years of prolonged abandonment. To substantiate Barr's assertion, one of the arrested labourers , Fagbenro confessed to the police that they have acted on Mr. Femi's Ogundare's order, he assumed ownership of a portion of the land after buying illegally from Festus Rashidi.
Reacted to the development, the spokesman for the Meados family, Mr.Tosin Olanrewaju Meados,described Mr.Festus as an impostor about whom the Meados and Amures have published a disclaimer which warned members of the public to avoid any deal with him on behalf of their family as he remains an impostor of the highest degree.
In same vein, Chief Boleja Amure referred to Festus Rashidi as great impostor who remains a great land grabber. He therefore called on the relevant govt agencies and authorities to intervene in this matter which he said has assumed a dangerous dimension with the land grabbers using soldiers and policemen, some of who declared recently to have been drafted from the SCID, Panti, Lagos.
By Princess Agbonifo
|Nairaland / General / Be Inspired Nigeria In Conjunction With Touch Of Love Takes Love To Kirikiri by VONN50: 6:17pm On Mar 22|
BE INSPIRED NIGERIA IN CONJUNCTION WITH TOUCH OF LOVE TAKES LOVE TO KIRIKIRI CUSTODIANS CENTER.
To mark their maiden visit and philanthropic/humanitarian gesture to the Nigerian custodian centre, KIRIKIRI, Lagos, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Be Inspired Nigeria, in conjunction with Touch of Love, took Items, food's and beverages to the Medium custodian centre, from where they moved to the female and male centre.
On this great charity expedition were Nneka Okechukwu ( Ochiora), the central Admin of BIN cell; represented both the founders of Be Inspired and Touch of Love.
Jane Akadiri is the founder of Touch of Love; Chioma Obaro the Founder of Be inspired both were well represented, also Mrs Nkiru Amadi the spokes person, and a host of others where present.
The Welfare officer at the custodian Centre, simply identified as Mr. Laro, officially received the emissaries of Love and, prayed for God's blessings up on their lives and businesses.
Laro Proseded to pray that God will enable them to continue their labour of Love; confessing that through the gifts will go ameliorate the plights of the inmates, more and directly needed.
Be Inspired Nigeria had been a foremost humanitarian group presently dominating the Nigerian space, diffusing love and dissipating care, to the best of their ability in their avowed mission to make the world a better place.
By Princess Agbonifo
|Crime / Media And Rightsgroup Petitions President Buhari ,call For Removal Of Nirsal Md, by VONN50: 11:18am On Mar 06|
MEDIA AND RIGHTSGROUP PETITIONS PRESIDENT BUHARI ,CALL FOR REMOVAL OF NIRSAL MD, ALIYU ABDULHAMEED ABBATI
Civil Rights Groups and Corruption Reporter Communications Ltd, publishers of www.corruptionrepoter.com, an investigative media platform, have called for the removal of Mr. Aliyu Abbatti Abdulhameed, from office as NIRSAL Managing Director/CEO, over the Misappropriations of Farmers Money.
In a petition to President Muhammadu Buhari, Corruption Reporter had alleged that Mr. Abdulhameed had persisted in office without going through the norm of handing over, after his tenure expired on 23rd of December, 2020, having been appointed on December 23rd 2015.
The petition, which was made available to the media, alleged series of acts of impunity against the former MD of NIRSAL and called for his removal as he illegally continues to occupy the office despite the expiration of his tenure.
The petitioners further alleged that, "NIRSAL enjoys all the privileges of being a public institutions (having been created with tax payers’ funds) with zero responsibility to the public as though it were a private institution, yet NIRSAL is not subject to the regulations that guide private organizations”.
The Groups also alleged that Mr Abdulhameed had converted NIRSAL, which was established with a take off grant of 500million US Dollars from the CBN, into a personal fiefdom under his control.
They went on to allege that several investigations had revealed NIRSAL to be corrupt and that its MD had gone to great lengths to suppress such investigations, including a a Board Audit Committee chaired by CBN's Deputy Governor Edward Adamu.
The petition similarly alleged that the company didn’t follow due process in the award of contracts while funds running into billions of Naira were allegedly diverted by Mr Abdulhameed and his son, who the petitioners alleged was arrested in Dubai, UAE, for money laundering.
The petitioners called on President Muhammadu Buhari to set up an independent panel of investigation over NIRSAL and its activities under Mr. Aliu Abdulhameed.This they said will restore flagging public confidence in the institution and will ensure that NIRSAL doesn’t discredit the President’s anti-corruption war.
By Princess Agbonifo
|Religion / Religion:pastor Easy Onyeanwu And The Vineyard Of God by VONN50: 5:20pm On Mar 04|
RELIGION:PASTOR EASY ONYEANWU AND THE VINEYARD OF GOD
Many a preacher of the word will rather go by big names and ostentatious ways, but this humane and down-to-earth yet easy going disseminator of the gospel goes low.
Yes, Pastor Prophet Easy Onyeanwu, Shephered and Chief Custodian of the Christ Battle Solution Assembly,aka battle winners chapel, situated at Ijegun-Ikotun area of Lagos, is a simplistic labourer in God's vineyard.
His entrant into the service and worship of God can be traced to his birth era when his mother dedicated him to God owing to the mystery that surrounded his birth.
It is on record that his fetus would have been aborted by the evil fetish or poison his mother was struck with during pregnancy but for the merciful intervention of God, situation which made his family enrol him for a seminary training requisite for becoming a reverend father, a mission which was truncated by certain factors
Though he was nicknamed reverend father, he opted to develop himself as a servant of God. His foray into the ministry was a divine design to keep him on track as a child of destiny.
And since the end of his service year as a graduate, he only had a few experiences of secular businesses before finally retiring to what is from all indications, his eternal endeavour where he is tied to a vigorous prophetic and deliverance work that became full fledged in 2009.
And for over a decade now, this firebrand prophet of the Most High God has powerfully been behind the christianity brand called, "Christ Battle Solution Assembly", a ministry that has enviably remained a model amongst its likes in the religion hemisphere of Ijegun and its environs.
Little wonder people travel from far and wide to seek spiritual SOLUTIONS to their BATTLES at this torchbearing place of worship and divine solace.
Prophet Easy(call him Pastor if you like) has not only maintained a clean sheet in his ecclesiastical calling, he has also ensured that he runs a charity ministry which tends to continually provide timely succour to any needy in sight, and this philanthropic gesture made him a darling of the people during the torteous pandemic lockdown in Nigeria.
Apart from donations organised in the church premises, his home was also thronged by people who came for one need or the other.He was never spared by those who accosted him on his way to church for same, reasons.Interestingly, him and his amiable wife saw the donations and supports as a labour of love.It will interest you to know that he never consulted his church committee for support during this largesse.
This Imo state born prophetic and deliverance preacher has built a standard which mandates his followers to always and ever expect solutions from Jesus Christ the ultimate mediator and saviour, not from him.
His quiet dispositions provide a facade for his thunderous prophetic pronouncements which continue to astound and astonish!
Bothered about the decline in faith in Nigeria, he remains of the view that pastors and all fathers of faith should let biblical truth lead the way instead of vain promises.
He also condemned disgusting and misleading display of wealth and unnecessary love for materialism by all christians.
By John Savior
|Nairaland / General / MILITARY Madness:army Major Dirisu Ahmed Invades Automobile Shop With Men,beats by VONN50: 4:37pm On Jan 29|
MILITARY MADNESS:Army Major Dirisu Ahmed Invades Automobile Shop With Men,Beats Up Dealers,Customers,Seizes 2 Vehicles At Gunpoint
At a time when the Nigerian military is poised to reposition for global best practices, one of its own, Dirisu Ahmed, a Major, had recently tarnished the good name of the Nigerian Army by barbarically and lawlessly behaving untrained in Lagos.
The unruly major had on 18 January,2021 ordered some Military Police men to go to a car port along the popular Lagos Badagry expressway, belonging to one Mr.Uzezi Ephraim, to go get a Toyota bus worth 4.5 million naira with the guise that their boss wanted to purchase it.
As instructed, the Military Police men in uniforms arrived the auto place and tricked Uzezi's boys to test-drive the bus while they also jumped into the vehicle.
While testing, the military officers directed them to head towards the Ojo Barracks , surprised, the auto dealers asked why and the officers retorted saying that their boss was to confirm the vehicle's efficiency.
At a point of the road, the vehicle developed a mechanical fault and the officers angrily alighted and left, situation which forced the driver and colleague to reverse.
According to Uzezi,CEO of the car port, later that day, Major Dirisu stormed the car port with over six uniformed and unniformed officers, brandishing a pistol, threatened,beat up customers and workers, and eventually commanded his men to seize 2 camry cars of different models.
The lawless officers also forced Uzezi's workers, even customers into these cars and zoomed off.
VONN reporter gathered that the army officers also carted away vehicles' documents and keys belonging to other vehicles, Dirisu and his men also drove their captors to the Ojo barracks, precisely to the office of the provost.
At the provost office, they were told that the action was due to a debt of 1.5 million naira owed Dirisu by one Festus who was his old schoolmate, whom he gave the sum to buy him a car, which he never did.
Mr.Uzezi and others were told that the vehicles will remain their until Dirisu gets his money from Festus. According to Uzezi, Major Dirisu merely paid a punitive expedition to his company and punished innocent people.
Speaking, Uzezi said, "Festus is a mere hustler who occasionally brought buyers to the car stand, he is not a staff or partner of mine . From all indications, he had a transaction with Dirisu a year before we ever met him."The debt has nothing to with Ephraim Motors"
Mr. Uzezi said that sequel to this development he had arrested Festus and taken him to two different police stations(Okoko and Isashi divisions), from where he was released after Dirisu refused to appear for Festus despite police invitations.
Further, Uzezi confessed to the debt and revealed that he has 500,000 naira to deposit to Dirisu as an instalment to repay his debt.
However, Uzezi said he has reported the matter to the MP office in Apapa and had sent a petition to Zone 2 police command, without Major Dirisu responding.
He therefore calls on relevant authorities to intervene to save him from the problem created by the continual seizure of the vehicles that belong to people who are already pressing for their vehicles.
Uzezi stressed that Major Dirisu Ahmed serves in PortHarcourt according to disclossures from Festus.
By Onome Onojaefe
|Health / COVID-19: Nigerians Must Take Safety Measures Seriously by VONN50: 12:38pm On Jan 28|
Nigerians Must Take Safety Measures Seriously
Against the background of the health threats posed by the second wave of Corona virus, a renowned medical practitioner and Medical Director of Olidec Hospital in Lagos, Dr.Diogui Oliver has urged Nigerians to be mindful of the safety protocols of govt in order to escape the deadly scourge of covid 19.
Dr.Oliver who spoke during a crucial interraction with Voiceout Nigeria News yesterday stressed that the spate of the spread of the disease is intimidating, stressing that the rate of casualty in Nigeria compared to that of foreign lands is small.
He attributed the reduced number of victims to the temperate climate which is not conducive for the free spread of the virus and the possibility of a very strong immune system in some people.
Highlighting some of the symptoms of the virus as fever, sorethroat etc, Dr.Oliver pleaded with Nigerians to embrace the use of facemask and the regular use of sanitizers, warning that the dreaded virus can be transmitted through droplets of fluids from the mouth and nose, amongst others.
Moreso, he said that part of the reasons why people are proving fearless and careless is due to the fact that over the years, diseases like Malaria, chicken pox and others have ravaged Nigerians who lived under a poor healthcare system till their immune system became resistant to any of such ailments.
However he noted that the victims who had other sicknesses such as diabetis and kidney complications are not so lucky. On why the people are doubtful of the entire phenomenon, he asserted the non transparent activities of the govt and their agencies especially during the first wave, which is the major factor why people disbelieve and distrust the intentions of the govt towards combating covid 19.
Dr.Oliver also lamented about the situation where palliatives were hidden rather than shared.
He therefore called for improved education and the equipping of private facilities to expand the healthcare space for the needed attention for victims, urging that not all suspected or confirmed cases should be rushed to isolation centres where serious attention should be paid to people with complicated covid 19 cases.
Finally he advised stakeholders to stop spreading unnecessary panic, stating that the people should be made to know that there are deadlier diseases people should also be conscious of.
By Onome Onojaefe
|Nairaland / General / CP. Edward Awolowo Ajogun Of Ogun State Police Command Declares War Against Cult by VONN50: 2:51pm On Jan 13|
CP. Edward Awolowo Ajogun of Ogun State Police Command Declares War Against Cultists, Arrests/Parades 11 Suspects
Following the several cult killings in the state , Commissioner of Police,
CP. Edward Awolowo Ajogun has paraded 11 arrested cult members for perpetrating destruction of human lives through cultism in the state.
During the parade, the police boss expressed pain at the activities of cultists in Ijebu Ode and its environs and noted that henceforth, a continuous manhaunt which will make Ogun unsafe for cultists and other criminals will be sustained.
VONN reporter gathered that the 11 suspects paraded yesterday the 12th of January 2021 at the Ijebu-Ode Police Command, Ogun State is an evidence that Ijebu- Ode is no longer safe for the cultists who carried out killings in covert styles from commu nuty to community, and that the command will not fold its hands and watch, and that this is the time to totally chase the nocturnal criminals away.
The CP used the medium to warn sponsors and patrons of cultism/cultists, especially politicians to stop.He also cautioned intending members to have a rethink, calling on residents to partner with law enforcement agents to rid Ogun of criminals.
Other law enfocement agencies and govt functionaries graced the great occasion.
CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun is a man who doesn't play with security. In his press release shows anger on the activities of the cultists
The Commissioner of Police Ogun state went forther to state that henceforth hm and his men are ever ready for any one caught with any form of cult activities or displaying of any kind of weapons within the state that such offender will face the consequence.
CP Edward Awolowo also advised members of the two groups called (Aiye) and Eye confraternity who started their activities that took the lives of innocent persons in the community to quite from it that those ones arrested had confessed their involvement and also arms and ammunition where recovered from them.
Ajogun during the parade passed a sound warning to the community leaders, Politicians and others who in one way or the other always involved the selves in criminals activities to have a rethink because Ogun state is going to be faire for faire for them.
He finally urged the residents of Ijebu-Ode to put heads together with the security agencies in this battle in order to return Ijebu-Ode environment to its former glory that portrays peaceful place for more progress.
According to the CP, henceforth anyone in the caught in the state brandishing lethal weapons will be severely dealt with, according to the law, stressing that no one is above the law.
The CP said, "If i commit something against the law as CP, i will also face the full wrath of the law".
By Princess Agbons
|Nairaland / General / Vonn Publisher Celebrates Birthday, Tasks The Fg To Pursue A Saner Polity by VONN50: 4:31pm On Dec 26, 2020|
VONN PUBLISHER CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY, TASKS THE FG TO PURSUE A SANER POLITY
Comrade princess Agbonifo, member, speak up Nigeria group and publisher of voice out Nigeria news (VONN), rolled out the drums yesterday 25th Dec at the prestigious CY hotel and suites, Lagos to mark her birthday in pomp and pageantry.
At the birthday ceremony which attracted the creme - de - la - creme of the Nigerian society who came to celebrate with this dogged social crusader and critic, there were much to eat and drink even as she was showered with gifts amid ecstatic dancing and rejoicing by friends, associates and well wishers.
Journalists at the occasion seized the moment to corner the jubilant celebrant who readily entertained questions from the journalists.
After wishing all Nigerians a very merry Christmas, she specially extended devout greetings to Ambassador CY the M/D. CY hotel, 2nd admin the person of Naomi, staffs and board members of VONN.
Greetings to the man she referred to as her friend and boss,ambassador Steve Nwose, the fire - spitting convener of speak up Nigeria who is far away in United States.
Princess Agbonifo specifically described him as a man of integrity and a man with a large heart far charity, hailing him and indeed, all their efforts targetted at achieving a paradigm shift in leadership of Nigeria so as to herald a new dawn that will usher in the new Nigeria Long longed for.
Talking about the present Nigerian leadership, Agbonifo emphasised with pain that everything has gone haywire from top to the base, creating an atmosphere so vicious and unsupportive of living and businesses.
She therefore blamed the successive leaderships for consciously allowing things to go from bad to worse, until Nigeria has become a circle of doom.
Agbonifo Proceeded that the task to rebuild Nigeria is everybody's responsibility, but that the political will for such changes must be made available by the present leaders in the face of the rising insecurity and hardship confronting Nigerians.
Ending, she said, that the issue of instituting true federalism for a holistic socio - economic development of Nigeria is sacrosanct and non negotiable, thus that no one person or group should work against any process that could bring it to fruition; now that Nigeria is at a swim or sink era; warning that if the government fails to address the fundamental questions raised during the EndSARS Protest staged by the Nigerian Youth, then, a big palava awaits the nation in the shortest time to come.
By Onome Naomi
|Nairaland / General / Sp Joel Ugowe Igbinazaka Bestows With A Mark Of Distinction On Security In Lagos by VONN50: 4:40pm On Dec 18, 2020|
SP JOEL UGOWE IGBINAZAKA BESTOWS WITH A MARK OF DISTINCTION ON SECURITY IN LAGOS.
Foremost Crime information disseminators in Nigeria, the Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria, CRAN, recently conferred the distinguishing GALLANT OFFICER OF THE YEAR AWARD on Superintendent of Police (SP), Joel Ugowe Igbinazaka for his immense contributions towards the security of nation and nationalities, maintenance of law and order; through strategic intelligence, surveillance and general operations in the Nigeria police.
The event which held at the Sheraton Hotels and Towers in Lagos, saw other great security icons and stakeholders receiving different honours to encourage them to proceed with acts of honour and patriotism which determine, to a very large extent, safety and security of Nigerians in this trial time.
In response, SP Igbinazaka expressed gratitude to the CRAN and noted that it is a humbling phenomenon to be given such a recognition, and pledged to remain resilient, patriotic and extremely professional in pursuing his duties.
He also emphasised that he is committed to all acts that will project the image of the Nigeria police in good light and promote safety of lives and property.
SP Ugowe Igbinazaka remains the commander FIB, IRT. South - West Lagos Annex.
By Princess Agbonifo
|Nairaland / General / Anambra Governorship Hopeful Seeks Youth Support, Promises To Lead Through Servi by VONN50: 5:36pm On Dec 15, 2020|
ANAMBRA GOVERNORSHIP HOPEFUL SEEKS YOUTH SUPPORT, PROMISES TO LEAD THROUGH SERVICE.
Hon ThankGod, Kenechukwu Christopher Ibeh, one of the gubernatorial hopefuls of Anambra state,has told the Anambra people that his leadership will be characterised by service and a sense of direction built around the people, for overall good.
During the recent declaration of his covenant with the people of Anambra state held in Lagos, the enthusiastic and amiable aspirant of the All Progressive Grand Alliance , who is purposeful and target - drive for dependable representation, also appealed to the Anambra youths to give him the desired support in order to achieve the long awaited paradigm shift and to consolidate good governance in the state, emphasising that, though he had been a service - oriented and philanthropic individual all his life, the massive and enormous support of the electorate of Anambra, especially the youth and the youth at heart , will help assuage much in this crucial contest.
As the current Deputy Chairman, APGA in Lagos State, he hopes to build on the leadership and development of Anambra state through an uncommon focus on Agriculture, Education, power, Transportation, Health, Human capacity enhancement, commerce and sports Development.
While saluting the Anambra people at home and in the diaspora, he extended deep regards to the incumbent chief Executive, His Excellency, Chief willie Obiano whom he said had thus far revolutionised governance and accountability in public service, promising that he would zealously build on his monumental records, while evolving new ways and charting a new course for the state when elected by the people.
By Blessing Akuekwe.
|Nairaland / General / Be - Inspired Nigeria Holds Christmas Party Visit Destitutes Home. by VONN50: 6:06pm On Dec 09, 2020|
BE - INSPIRED NIGERIA HOLDS CHRISTMAS PARTY VISIT DESTITUTES HOME.
All works and no play they say makes Jack a dull boy; it is against this background that Nigeria's greatest and most positive sorority, Be - Inspired Nigeria (BIN), recently treated members of the Ikotun axis to a great end of year fiesta in celebration of God's goodness in the year 2020 despite all the challenges.
The great party which also marked the group's Christmas Jamboree also witnessed the official decoration of the chapter's president Chizoba Ikechukwu , as the Ochiora, a prestigious title bestowed usually on peculiar leaders of the group.
Children numbering over 100 were specially treated to great merrymaking and also showered with gifts this day.
Some of the activities that dotted the great event include a visit to a famous destitute
home where children with minor and multiple disabilities disabilities dwell in idimu area of Lagos to shower them with love and gifts.
At the destitute home, the Ochiora noted that the BIN is set to be relegated to the background, abused or oppressed.
She urged the woman of Nigeria to imbibe good culture and learn to live positively as special citizens.
In the same vein, Nkiru Adlene Amadi, spokesperson for the BIN in this axis, noted that what stands the Be - Inspired Nigeria team out is the absence of what she called the Pull Her Down (PHD) mentality. Rather, Amadi said that the BIN is concerned about pulling others up to to become useful, responsible and confident in life.
The founder of the center for Destitutes Empowerment IN'L,Pastor Samson Okoliko, expressed a deep appreciation to the BIN for chosing their center for love. He used the medium to express that the centre does not believe that any human being is useless;
Stressing that him and his entire family are totally committed to the mission of handling the children with different physical disabilities. He also noted that lives and fellowships with them, equipping them with education and Vocation.
By Princess Agbonifo
|Nairaland / General / Democracy Gets Better In Alimosho As Youths Campaign Against God Fatherism, Prin by VONN50: 5:52pm On Oct 29, 2020|
DEMOCRACY GETS BETTER IN ALIMOSHO AS YOUTHS CAMPAIGN AGAINST GOD FATHERISM, PRINCE IDRIS BALOGUN SUPPORTS..
Following the ongoing campaign against misgovernance, bad leadership and injustice in Nigeria necessitated by the #Endsars and police brutality protest, the youths of Alimosho who have been having issues with some of the political leaders in the area, recently thronged the premises of a leader of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Alh. Abdullahi Enilolobo, who convened a peace meeting.
The meeting resulted in a fiasco when a war of words ensued between Enilolobo who attempted to cajole the youths and the youth leaders who boldly resisted all attempts to be coaxed into remaining complacent in the face of what they called gang up by a selfish few.
Finding further, VONNEWS reporter revealed how Hon. Kehinde Joseph, a member of the Lagos House of Assembly who was also at the meeting had quickly driven off the venue perhaps for fear of receiving verbal assaults from the youths who declared them unfit and calous.
Some of the youths used the medium to declare that the prince of Isheri Olofin Land and MD/CEO, White Royale Hotel, Idris Balogun, also known as Oluomo is their House of Reps candidate for the 2023 race our reporter also gathered that youths also resisted monetary inducement offered by Enilolobo and told him outrightly that the game of those who hijacked leadership selfishly in Alimosho is up.
All attempts to reach Alh. Enilolobo for comments before filling this report proved abortive.
By Onome Onojaefe
|Nairaland / General / Mother's Who Fail To Nurture Their Children Will Gnash Their Teeth In Regret - by VONN50: 4:57pm On Sep 29, 2020|
MOTHER'S WHO FAIL TO NURTURE THEIR CHILDREN WILL GNASH THEIR TEETH IN REGRET - CSP OKUWOBI.
At the 13th Woman of Great Influence (WOGI) Convention Organised by Sanctuary of Power International Church (SOPI CHURCH), Ejigbo, Lagos, where woman of class from different walks of life gathered to do justice to the theme,"LEGACY OF A WOMAN", disciplinarian Divisional Police Officer of Ejigbo division, Chief Superintendent of Police, Olabisi Okuwobi, Said that all women who joke with the roles as key character moulders of the family will regret at last when their children misbehave socially and bring shame upon them.
In line with the theme of the conversation convened by Pastor Derayo Arinola, Okuwobi, without mincing any words, pointed that the role of mothers in ensuring good moral or behavioural standard in the offsprings of the family can never be over-emphasised owing to their pivotal roles in the family circles and the society at large as home and nation builders.
She stressed that there is need for morhers to reflect good conduct, mannerism and lifestyle, and inculcate same in young ones to forestall future regret, and to avoid being one of the supporters of social insanity traceable to homes .
Warning mothers, Okuwobi noted that it it would hurt any mother if she looks from the window of eternity and finds one or more of her children roasting and groaning in hell as a result of an unguided life.
Okuwobi however urged mothers and woman in general, to work towards leaving a good legacy as they exhaust their time on earth, as all -time role models.
Another guest speaker, pastor Ahikuemenlo Shalom, after listening to CSP Okuwobi, described her as a super woman that the Nigeria Police ever had; referring to her as one square peg in a square hole, needed in the security arrangement of Nigeria as things presently stand.
VONN reporter, gathered that, pastor Shalom also warned mothers to watch their early introduction of artificial and worldly ways to their young female Children through application of make-up and cosmetics to adorn them unnecessarily.
She affirmed that alone is a dangerous early introduction to fake living and lustful pleasures.
By Princess Agbonifo.
|Nairaland / General / Voiceout Nigeria News Leadership Summit (ilma 2020) Why It Is Essentially Fundam by VONN50: 4:29pm On Sep 29, 2020|
VOICEOUT NIGERIA NEWS LEADERSHIP SUMMIT (ILMA 2020) WHY IT IS ESSENTIALLY FUNDAMENTAL - EXPERT.
International program anchor and a prominent Leadership stakeholder in Nigeria, Ogunbanjo Sakiru, who is also Management Maestro, has spoken on the essentiality of the coming Voiceout Nigeria News (VONN) Int' (Leadership zoom meeting to take place later this month and highlighted why no one privileged to participate should miss the chance.
Ogunbanjo who spoke at abrief meeting organised in Lagos Nigeria by the Advisory Board of VONN, emphasised that a leader is that person who does not only know the way, but has the zeal, will and enthusiasm to lead others on that path, describing leaders as those who do not only believe in taking followers where the want but where they ought to go.
Stressing that the zoom summit or Lecture is packed and ladden with administrative/ management and Leadership potencency, to augment the knowledge and experience store- house of divergent or Sunday leaders/management authorities, Who operate from public and private quarter, he started that the zoom summit is coming at a time when the the world is replete with misleaders and mismanagers of both human and economic resources.
Ogunbanjo stated that for instance, in Nigeria, the lacuna already created in the Leadership sphere is so wide and worrisome, and thus requires great input from within and outside, noting that everywhere in the world, people of vision and people with great ideas rule and reign, dominating the Leadership hemispher in order to rebuild, renew and rebirth.
On the benefits of participants, Ogunbanjo said that participants will be Certified and certificated , thus, they will belong to a special family of psychologically Cum mentally re - engineered people whose knowledge bases are so thick and enviably packed with innovative insights capable of surmounting all Leadership challenges that confront all strata of human dwelling.
Apart from other intrinsic values and the honour that will be conferred by VONN upon all participants subsequently; through the Internation Leadership Merit Award (ILMA 2020), Ogunbanjo expressed the need for devotion by all those privileged to be part because their CVs or resumes will be greatly enhanced by the ILMA Certificate.
He also said that the zoom meeting will instill greater miggets for Leadership and administration, that will help them remain great players in the competitive field of management and administration, publicly and privately.
Ogunbanjo therefore enjoined everyone to be ready for a new fire and power.
To be part of this International Lecture contact this numbers 09036022009.
By Princess Agbonifo.
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