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EFCC Arrests 14 FUTA Undergraduates, 19 Others for Suspected Internet Fraud

EFCC Arrests 14 FUTA Undergraduates, 19 Others for Suspected Internet Fraud


Operatives of the Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested fourteen undergraduates of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State.

 

They were arrested alongside nineteen( 19) others in the early hours of Wednesday, February 14, 2024 for suspected internet crimes.


The suspects were arrested at different residential locations within Akure metropolis following intelligence on their alleged nefarious activities. Specifically, the sting operation that yielded their arrest was a response to strident calls to the EFCC by neighbours and parents around the locations, to save their children from being lured into internet-related activities by the suspects.


Items recovered at the point of arrest include ten exotic cars, phones, laptops and one motor bike.


The suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.






Source; EFCC


Operatives of the Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested fourteen undergraduates of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State.

 

They were arrested alongside nineteen( 19) others in the early hours of Wednesday, February 14, 2024 for suspected internet crimes.


The suspects were arrested at different residential locations within Akure metropolis following intelligence on their alleged nefarious activities. Specifically, the sting operation that yielded their arrest was a response to strident calls to the EFCC by neighbours and parents around the locations, to save their children from being lured into internet-related activities by the suspects.


Items recovered at the point of arrest include ten exotic cars, phones, laptops and one motor bike.


The suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.






Source; EFCC

Governor Adeleke lauds Owolabi's investment in public schools, says the govt-alumni partnership initiative is on course

Governor Adeleke lauds Owolabi's investment in public schools, says the govt-alumni partnership initiative is on course





The Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has commended Dr. Owolabi Gbenga Ayodele for complimenting the state's government efforts to rejig the infrastructure of public schools and enhance learning environment, saying that the generous donation of school chairs and tables at Asipa Community High School in Asipa will benefit the students greatly.


Governor Adeleke who praised Dr. Owolabi for showing interest in improving the condition of learning for students, said the investment is in line with his administration's govt-alumni partnership board initiative purposely put up to upscale the infrastructures of public schools in the state.


The Governor maintained that education is the foundation and the future of any society and so, should not to be left for the government alone to shoulder its burden, noting that Dr. Owolabi has been able to demonstrate that private individuals can indeed make a significant difference in ensuring a brighter future for our children and the state through investment in their school's facilities.


"I'm indeed impressed by the gesture of Dr. Owolabi Gbenga Ayodele to provide 100 school chairs and tables to Asipa Community High School, Asipa, and want to sincerely appreciate him for complimenting our government's effort to improve the learning environment of our students," the Governor noted.


Governor Adeleke added that the donation of 1000 note books to Asipa Community High School students and other secondary schools in Origbo, Ife North Local Government will have a lasting impact on the lives of beneficiaries just as his upcoming scholarship award for public students in that local government will open the gateway to a promising future for the eventual beneficiaries.


"When I hosted the Ilesa Grammar School Old Students Association some days ago, I unveiled the govt-alumni partnership board, which I said would tap into private individuals for necessary support to improve the situation of our schools," the Governor pointed out.


"I must express my admiration for the wonderful intervention of Dr. Owolabi in Asipa Community High School as it not showed his compassion and commitment but also deep desire to ensure that students in public schools can succeed without any form of hindrance.


"He has challenged other well-to-do in our society to partner with the government in addressing the critical challenges in our public schools, which includes investing in infrastructure upgrade and provision of essential facilities that will promote qualitative learning. Like Dr. Owolabi, you can start with your alma mater and let's make a difference that will leave a lasting impact on students.


"On behalf of the good people of Osun State, I appreciate Dr. Owolabi for his support for education in Osun state and look forward to him for more impactful intervention for his community and Osun people as a whole."


Signed:

Mallam Olawale Rasheed,

The Spokesperson to the Osun State Governor





The Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has commended Dr. Owolabi Gbenga Ayodele for complimenting the state's government efforts to rejig the infrastructure of public schools and enhance learning environment, saying that the generous donation of school chairs and tables at Asipa Community High School in Asipa will benefit the students greatly.


Governor Adeleke who praised Dr. Owolabi for showing interest in improving the condition of learning for students, said the investment is in line with his administration's govt-alumni partnership board initiative purposely put up to upscale the infrastructures of public schools in the state.


The Governor maintained that education is the foundation and the future of any society and so, should not to be left for the government alone to shoulder its burden, noting that Dr. Owolabi has been able to demonstrate that private individuals can indeed make a significant difference in ensuring a brighter future for our children and the state through investment in their school's facilities.


"I'm indeed impressed by the gesture of Dr. Owolabi Gbenga Ayodele to provide 100 school chairs and tables to Asipa Community High School, Asipa, and want to sincerely appreciate him for complimenting our government's effort to improve the learning environment of our students," the Governor noted.


Governor Adeleke added that the donation of 1000 note books to Asipa Community High School students and other secondary schools in Origbo, Ife North Local Government will have a lasting impact on the lives of beneficiaries just as his upcoming scholarship award for public students in that local government will open the gateway to a promising future for the eventual beneficiaries.


"When I hosted the Ilesa Grammar School Old Students Association some days ago, I unveiled the govt-alumni partnership board, which I said would tap into private individuals for necessary support to improve the situation of our schools," the Governor pointed out.


"I must express my admiration for the wonderful intervention of Dr. Owolabi in Asipa Community High School as it not showed his compassion and commitment but also deep desire to ensure that students in public schools can succeed without any form of hindrance.


"He has challenged other well-to-do in our society to partner with the government in addressing the critical challenges in our public schools, which includes investing in infrastructure upgrade and provision of essential facilities that will promote qualitative learning. Like Dr. Owolabi, you can start with your alma mater and let's make a difference that will leave a lasting impact on students.


"On behalf of the good people of Osun State, I appreciate Dr. Owolabi for his support for education in Osun state and look forward to him for more impactful intervention for his community and Osun people as a whole."


Signed:

Mallam Olawale Rasheed,

The Spokesperson to the Osun State Governor

How Government-Alumni Partnership Board will Operate- Governor Adeleke

How Government-Alumni Partnership Board will Operate- Governor Adeleke

● Board, 1st of its Kind in Nigeria-Asiwaju of Ijeshaland






Governor Ademola Adeleke has shed more light on the operational procedures for the proposed Government-Alumni Partnership Board designed to harness alumni contributions for the development of the education sector.


He made the elaboration at the 90th Year anniversary celebration of the Ilesa Grammar School where he was conferred with the award of the ‘Most Benevolent Leader’ by the Alumni Association of the school under Engr Obisesan Daramola.


Governor Adeleke who listened all through the anniversary lecture presented by Dr Akin Fapohunda, class of 1969, said the partnership board is going to operate on a Public - Private Partnership Model, adding however that the board will be private sector driven.


“ I have directed the Ministry of Education to consult widely while putting up a framework for the operation of the board. It is not going to be another bureaucratic set up. No, it is going to involve a private sector driven structure.


“We are open to ideas on how best to make the board functional and strong enough to fulfill its mandate. My team will reach out to all stakeholders in the process of putting up the structures.


“ The paper submitted by the guest lecturer will also be closely studied . I noted all the brilliant ideas. We will make the board as simple as possible. The main goal is to ensure that alumni groups alongside the Parents and Teachers Associations play prominent roles in the development of our schools”, the Governor noted while accepting the award.


He told the gathering at Ilesa that his administration is implementing multiple programmes to enhance the state of education, citing ongoing complete rehabilitation of schools, recruitment of teachers, planned integrated retraining of teachers and planned e-learning project to address the question of access to instructional materials.


On the general policy focus of his administration, Governor Adeleke narrated his government ongoing implementation of a multi-billion naira infra upgrade, the diversification of state economy through new cocoa revival plan and new creative industry agenda, the reform of the mining sector to widen revenue base, the ongoing execution of a state digital economy agenda among others.


Presenting the award on behalf of the alumni association, the Asiwaju of Ijesahland , Chief Yinka Fasuyi, described the Government-Alumni Partnership Board proposed by the Governor as the first of its kind by any state government in Nigeria.


“ This is unprecedented and unique. We are really impressed that you have this plan and you have given the due directive for the making of an.implementation framework. Mr Governor, we are pleasantly surprised.


“We thank you profusely for all you are doing for Ijeshaland. We appreciate your support and positive action on the University of Ilesa. We thank you for our sons you placed in a key office within your administration. You have our backing to do more for the greater glory of our dear state”, Chief Fasuyi stated.


The Chairman of the Anniversary celebration committee, Dr Wale Boluwaduro, described Governor Adelekw as an impressive achiever who within a year has transformed the state and placed it on a trajectory of people centered development.


“You earn the confidence of Osun people. You satisfy the expectation of the association, and there is no doubt you have our backing for a second term in office”, Dr Boluwaduro noted.


Signed:

Mallam Olawale Rasheed,

Spokesperson to the State Governor

● Board, 1st of its Kind in Nigeria-Asiwaju of Ijeshaland






Governor Ademola Adeleke has shed more light on the operational procedures for the proposed Government-Alumni Partnership Board designed to harness alumni contributions for the development of the education sector.


He made the elaboration at the 90th Year anniversary celebration of the Ilesa Grammar School where he was conferred with the award of the ‘Most Benevolent Leader’ by the Alumni Association of the school under Engr Obisesan Daramola.


Governor Adeleke who listened all through the anniversary lecture presented by Dr Akin Fapohunda, class of 1969, said the partnership board is going to operate on a Public - Private Partnership Model, adding however that the board will be private sector driven.


“ I have directed the Ministry of Education to consult widely while putting up a framework for the operation of the board. It is not going to be another bureaucratic set up. No, it is going to involve a private sector driven structure.


“We are open to ideas on how best to make the board functional and strong enough to fulfill its mandate. My team will reach out to all stakeholders in the process of putting up the structures.


“ The paper submitted by the guest lecturer will also be closely studied . I noted all the brilliant ideas. We will make the board as simple as possible. The main goal is to ensure that alumni groups alongside the Parents and Teachers Associations play prominent roles in the development of our schools”, the Governor noted while accepting the award.


He told the gathering at Ilesa that his administration is implementing multiple programmes to enhance the state of education, citing ongoing complete rehabilitation of schools, recruitment of teachers, planned integrated retraining of teachers and planned e-learning project to address the question of access to instructional materials.


On the general policy focus of his administration, Governor Adeleke narrated his government ongoing implementation of a multi-billion naira infra upgrade, the diversification of state economy through new cocoa revival plan and new creative industry agenda, the reform of the mining sector to widen revenue base, the ongoing execution of a state digital economy agenda among others.


Presenting the award on behalf of the alumni association, the Asiwaju of Ijesahland , Chief Yinka Fasuyi, described the Government-Alumni Partnership Board proposed by the Governor as the first of its kind by any state government in Nigeria.


“ This is unprecedented and unique. We are really impressed that you have this plan and you have given the due directive for the making of an.implementation framework. Mr Governor, we are pleasantly surprised.


“We thank you profusely for all you are doing for Ijeshaland. We appreciate your support and positive action on the University of Ilesa. We thank you for our sons you placed in a key office within your administration. You have our backing to do more for the greater glory of our dear state”, Chief Fasuyi stated.


The Chairman of the Anniversary celebration committee, Dr Wale Boluwaduro, described Governor Adelekw as an impressive achiever who within a year has transformed the state and placed it on a trajectory of people centered development.


“You earn the confidence of Osun people. You satisfy the expectation of the association, and there is no doubt you have our backing for a second term in office”, Dr Boluwaduro noted.


Signed:

Mallam Olawale Rasheed,

Spokesperson to the State Governor

Osun Government Approves Recruitment of 5000 Teachers, Awards N1 billion Rehabilitation Contract for Ora Igbomina Water works

Osun Government Approves Recruitment of 5000 Teachers, Awards N1 billion Rehabilitation Contract for Ora Igbomina Water works


● Governor Adeleke to Cabinet Members: Be Innovative





The Osun State Executive Council on Wednesday approved the immediate recruitment of Five Thousand teachers and Two Hundred and Fifty education officers to fill vacancies in the state teaching service.


According to a press statement by the spokesperson to the Governor of Osun State Mallam Olawale Rasheed,  the Council also approved a contract for the rehabilitation of Ora Igbomina water works at a total sum of One billion, Three Hundred and Eight Six Million, Eight Hundred and Seventeen Thousand Naira , Thirty Six Kobo.


The Council noted that the approval for the recruitment of teachers follows the conclusion of the need assessment which the Governor ordered last year.


The Council directed that the Ministry of Education should fast track the process of recruitment to strengthen the education system.


On the Ora Igbomina water works, the Council directed that the mobilization of the contractor should be handled immediately in view of the worsening exchange rate.


Governor Adeleke had earlier charged members of the council to be innovative and think out of the box to deliver on their ministerial mandate.


“To achieve a lot, let us think out of the box. Let us be innovative. We should not be giving excuses. We have a job to do and we must deliver, no matter the condition”, the Governor charged the cabinet members.


● Governor Adeleke to Cabinet Members: Be Innovative





The Osun State Executive Council on Wednesday approved the immediate recruitment of Five Thousand teachers and Two Hundred and Fifty education officers to fill vacancies in the state teaching service.


According to a press statement by the spokesperson to the Governor of Osun State Mallam Olawale Rasheed,  the Council also approved a contract for the rehabilitation of Ora Igbomina water works at a total sum of One billion, Three Hundred and Eight Six Million, Eight Hundred and Seventeen Thousand Naira , Thirty Six Kobo.


The Council noted that the approval for the recruitment of teachers follows the conclusion of the need assessment which the Governor ordered last year.


The Council directed that the Ministry of Education should fast track the process of recruitment to strengthen the education system.


On the Ora Igbomina water works, the Council directed that the mobilization of the contractor should be handled immediately in view of the worsening exchange rate.


Governor Adeleke had earlier charged members of the council to be innovative and think out of the box to deliver on their ministerial mandate.


“To achieve a lot, let us think out of the box. Let us be innovative. We should not be giving excuses. We have a job to do and we must deliver, no matter the condition”, the Governor charged the cabinet members.

Osun Gov Ademola Adeleke Creates Government - Alumni Partnership Board (GSPD) for Osun School Development

Osun Gov Ademola Adeleke Creates Government - Alumni Partnership Board (GSPD) for Osun School Development

The Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke on Tuesday announced the creation of a partnership board between state government and alumni associations at all levels of education in the state as part of sustained effort of his administration to reposition education and improve standards, saying non-governmental groups are critical partners in the development of schools.


According to a statement signed by the spokesperson to the Governor Mallam Olawale Rasheed, Governor Adeleke made the disclosure when he hosted a delegation of the Ilesa Grammar School Old Students Association in his office on Tuesday, noting that the board which will be launched by mid-March will complement his administration's effort at complete rehabilitation of schools in the  state.


 Governor Adeleke commended the Ilesa Grammar School Old Students Association for their sustained contributions to their alma mata, emphasizing the importance of support from private sources as "the government has limited funding capacity, non-governmental groups become a critical partner in school development."


He said, "It is on this note that I want to use this opportunity to announce the creation of a standing Government-Alumni Partnership Board at all levels of our education system. 


According to the Governor the board will exist at local and state levels with focus on harnessing developmental support from governmental and non-governmental sources for the development of our schools.


He said: "I further direct the Ministry of Education to work out the modalities for the creation and operations of the Board within the next one month. The board is to be publicly unveiled by mid-March. 


"We must capitalize on the rich antecedents of our alumni associations to develop our education system. The Partnership Board when in place, will focus on project development, learning equipment, training support and welfare issues for the school community. Adeleke said.


"I urge this delegation to take the message to other alumni associations across the state."


Earlier, the National Vice Chairman, Ilesa Grammar School Old Students Association, Dr. Wale Bolorunduro, congratulated Governor Adeleke for the successes he has recorded in the areas of infrastructure, economy and human development, saying that "Truly the light shines and darkness cannot comprehend it."


According to Dr Bolorunduro who was a former commissioner of finance in the state under Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola said the purpose of the visit of the body was to intimate the Governor of efforts to reset Ilesa Grammar School to produce luminaries as it was in the past.


He narrater interventions by various set of the alumni of the school in the last three years to reconstruct and renew buildings that had been run down due to abandonment and previous relocation of students away from the school.


"We have had serious interventions by old students to return the Omoluabi ethos that binds us together, through various interventions since the school’s name was returned and premises returned for the objective of producing giants.  Bolorunduro said.


"In the last four years, we have interventions, about 90 in number. We hereby submit the list to you Sir. Amount spent is over 1 billion Naira with close to 500 million Naira spent on physical infrastructures, directly by the individual class sets.


"When we come around, we pay educational development levy of our students, which can be codified properly to support our students and the government in a responsible way that will also help the running of the school. 


"We are set to spend another 1 billion Naira to further recover our school over the next three (3) to four (4) through direct project sponsorship by old students/class sets and central Endowment fund support. Our pipeline of projects based on the needs of the school and what we need to do in the next four (4) years will be unveiled on Saturday, 10th February which is the Grand Finale of this ceremony." He concluded.

The Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke on Tuesday announced the creation of a partnership board between state government and alumni associations at all levels of education in the state as part of sustained effort of his administration to reposition education and improve standards, saying non-governmental groups are critical partners in the development of schools.


According to a statement signed by the spokesperson to the Governor Mallam Olawale Rasheed, Governor Adeleke made the disclosure when he hosted a delegation of the Ilesa Grammar School Old Students Association in his office on Tuesday, noting that the board which will be launched by mid-March will complement his administration's effort at complete rehabilitation of schools in the  state.


 Governor Adeleke commended the Ilesa Grammar School Old Students Association for their sustained contributions to their alma mata, emphasizing the importance of support from private sources as "the government has limited funding capacity, non-governmental groups become a critical partner in school development."


He said, "It is on this note that I want to use this opportunity to announce the creation of a standing Government-Alumni Partnership Board at all levels of our education system. 


According to the Governor the board will exist at local and state levels with focus on harnessing developmental support from governmental and non-governmental sources for the development of our schools.


He said: "I further direct the Ministry of Education to work out the modalities for the creation and operations of the Board within the next one month. The board is to be publicly unveiled by mid-March. 


"We must capitalize on the rich antecedents of our alumni associations to develop our education system. The Partnership Board when in place, will focus on project development, learning equipment, training support and welfare issues for the school community. Adeleke said.


"I urge this delegation to take the message to other alumni associations across the state."


Earlier, the National Vice Chairman, Ilesa Grammar School Old Students Association, Dr. Wale Bolorunduro, congratulated Governor Adeleke for the successes he has recorded in the areas of infrastructure, economy and human development, saying that "Truly the light shines and darkness cannot comprehend it."


According to Dr Bolorunduro who was a former commissioner of finance in the state under Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola said the purpose of the visit of the body was to intimate the Governor of efforts to reset Ilesa Grammar School to produce luminaries as it was in the past.


He narrater interventions by various set of the alumni of the school in the last three years to reconstruct and renew buildings that had been run down due to abandonment and previous relocation of students away from the school.


"We have had serious interventions by old students to return the Omoluabi ethos that binds us together, through various interventions since the school’s name was returned and premises returned for the objective of producing giants.  Bolorunduro said.


"In the last four years, we have interventions, about 90 in number. We hereby submit the list to you Sir. Amount spent is over 1 billion Naira with close to 500 million Naira spent on physical infrastructures, directly by the individual class sets.


"When we come around, we pay educational development levy of our students, which can be codified properly to support our students and the government in a responsible way that will also help the running of the school. 


"We are set to spend another 1 billion Naira to further recover our school over the next three (3) to four (4) through direct project sponsorship by old students/class sets and central Endowment fund support. Our pipeline of projects based on the needs of the school and what we need to do in the next four (4) years will be unveiled on Saturday, 10th February which is the Grand Finale of this ceremony." He concluded.

NEWS RELEASE: Alleged Food Poisoning – Osun Govt Orders Full Investigation

NEWS RELEASE: Alleged Food Poisoning – Osun Govt Orders Full Investigation


●Affected Students Discharged from Hospitals


● Food Cooking Halted in the Affected School


● Govt is Footing  Medical Bills 


● Summons Meeting of the Affected  O-Meal Cooks for Tuesday Morning




Osun state government has ordered full investigations into the reported cases of food poisoning at St James primary School B ,Owoope Osogbo


The State Governor , Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke directed immediate action when the matter was reported to him by the Special Adviser on O-Meal, Mrs Grace Oluwaseyi Ayodele.


The Governor has subsequently directed stoppage of further food cooking at the affected school pending the outcome of the investigations.


The affected cooks in the said schools alongside the Planning officer for the O-Meal programme have also been summoned to a meeting by Tuesday morning.


Additionally , the Governor has directed enforcement of food standard and control as well as the auditing of the O-Meal structure to forestall future occurrence.


Meanwhile, the Government is settling the medical bills of the affected students as narrated by the Chairman of the Local Government Education Authority, Mr Nathaniel Ojetola.


The LGEA Chairman who was at the forefront of the intervention efforts disclosed that a total number of 18 students were treated and discharged.


The total  student population of the school is two hundred while one hundred and three are within the population receiving food from the O-Meal Programme.


A government delegation is also visiting families of the affected students. 


Signed

Oluomo Kolapo Alimi,

Honourable Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment


●Affected Students Discharged from Hospitals


● Food Cooking Halted in the Affected School


● Govt is Footing  Medical Bills 


● Summons Meeting of the Affected  O-Meal Cooks for Tuesday Morning




Osun state government has ordered full investigations into the reported cases of food poisoning at St James primary School B ,Owoope Osogbo


The State Governor , Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke directed immediate action when the matter was reported to him by the Special Adviser on O-Meal, Mrs Grace Oluwaseyi Ayodele.


The Governor has subsequently directed stoppage of further food cooking at the affected school pending the outcome of the investigations.


The affected cooks in the said schools alongside the Planning officer for the O-Meal programme have also been summoned to a meeting by Tuesday morning.


Additionally , the Governor has directed enforcement of food standard and control as well as the auditing of the O-Meal structure to forestall future occurrence.


Meanwhile, the Government is settling the medical bills of the affected students as narrated by the Chairman of the Local Government Education Authority, Mr Nathaniel Ojetola.


The LGEA Chairman who was at the forefront of the intervention efforts disclosed that a total number of 18 students were treated and discharged.


The total  student population of the school is two hundred while one hundred and three are within the population receiving food from the O-Meal Programme.


A government delegation is also visiting families of the affected students. 


Signed

Oluomo Kolapo Alimi,

Honourable Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment

I AM WATER — A Poem by Dele Abiola

I AM WATER — A Poem by Dele Abiola

 I AM WATER


I am water

I'm the delight

Of all kids 

To Play with

In all ages



I am water 

I am friendly 

Quench your thirst

I satisfied wholly 

Seasons and times


I am water 

Take your bath

Cook your food

At your services 

I am useful


I am water

Truly really gentle 

Friend to all

I fight none

I've goodly currents 


I am water

Stretch out arms

Swim for pleasure

And good health

Swim for medals


I am water

The God's Spirit 

Hovers over me

I am live

From the ancient



I'm raining water

Rinsing the earth

For bountiful harvest 

I sustained all

Plants and animals



I am water

Abode to endless

Species of creatures

Celebrating in deeps

Operating in colonies



I am water

Easy going always

Never loose guard

Dare me at

Your own perils



I'm 'flowing water

I am resilient 

I am persistent

Never give up 

Breaking the rocks



I am water

I'm not destructive

Obstacles and refuses

On my route

Are the evils



I am water 

of great rivers 

Arere and araba

Of rambling trees

Can't withstand me

 


I am water

In every fight 

Destructive fury fire

Overwhelmed by shame 

Bows before me

 


I am water

I spare none 

In my path 

For I'm water

With forceful currents


I'm deep water

Speaking to deeps

Let the deeps

Drink from roaring

Deep deep water



Composed by Dele Abiola

For the Students of 'A1 PREMIER MODEL ACADEMY LTD, OSOGBO, OSUN STATE 



Admission into all classes are in progress @ A1 PREMIER MODEL ACADEMY LTD.
KM 4, GBONGAN IBADAN ROAD, OPPOSITE OLD FRSC OFFICE, OGO OLUWA AREA, OSOGBO.


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 I AM WATER


I am water

I'm the delight

Of all kids 

To Play with

In all ages



I am water 

I am friendly 

Quench your thirst

I satisfied wholly 

Seasons and times


I am water 

Take your bath

Cook your food

At your services 

I am useful


I am water

Truly really gentle 

Friend to all

I fight none

I've goodly currents 


I am water

Stretch out arms

Swim for pleasure

And good health

Swim for medals


I am water

The God's Spirit 

Hovers over me

I am live

From the ancient



I'm raining water

Rinsing the earth

For bountiful harvest 

I sustained all

Plants and animals



I am water

Abode to endless

Species of creatures

Celebrating in deeps

Operating in colonies



I am water

Easy going always

Never loose guard

Dare me at

Your own perils



I'm 'flowing water

I am resilient 

I am persistent

Never give up 

Breaking the rocks



I am water

I'm not destructive

Obstacles and refuses

On my route

Are the evils



I am water 

of great rivers 

Arere and araba

Of rambling trees

Can't withstand me

 


I am water

In every fight 

Destructive fury fire

Overwhelmed by shame 

Bows before me

 


I am water

I spare none 

In my path 

For I'm water

With forceful currents


I'm deep water

Speaking to deeps

Let the deeps

Drink from roaring

Deep deep water



Composed by Dele Abiola

For the Students of 'A1 PREMIER MODEL ACADEMY LTD, OSOGBO, OSUN STATE 



Admission into all classes are in progress @ A1 PREMIER MODEL ACADEMY LTD.
KM 4, GBONGAN IBADAN ROAD, OPPOSITE OLD FRSC OFFICE, OGO OLUWA AREA, OSOGBO.


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NIGERIAN ARMY EXTOLS NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE INNOVATION FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

NIGERIAN ARMY EXTOLS NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE INNOVATION FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT







The Nigerian Army (NA) has commended the innovation and reform strides of the National Defence College (NDC) in terms of course packages and exercises, which over the years have produced well-trained strategic leadership for the Armed Forces, Ministries, Departments, and allied nations across the world.


The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Taoreed Lagbaja made the commendation when he received the audience of the Commandant NDC, Rear Admiral Olumiyiwa Morakinyo Olotu, and members of his entourage at the Army Headquarters, Abuja. He described NDC as a reliable citadel of learning and through their research efforts, NA was able to carry out reforms, and interventions across the country and improved operational efficiency and administrative tasks. The COAS noted that through the efforts of the college, the NA was able to have well-trained senior officers manning strategic positions across NA formations with outstanding performance. 


The Army Chief averred that NA will continue to rely on the college for the training and education of strategic leadership cadre while appreciating other areas of partnership and relationship that exist between the two institutions. The Army Chief assured the College of continuous partnership in ensuring that the nation continues to witness much-desired development, peace, and stability. 


The COAS while congratulating the Commandant on his well-deserved appointment, appreciated the excellent relationship between the College and the NA, assuring that the NA under his command is disposed to supporting the College, including the provision of observers from Army Headquarters for joint exercises adding that through such avenues, officers will learn new techniques and be better informed for the overall development of the Armed Forces.


Earlier in his remarks, the Commandant NDC, Rear Admiral Olumiyiwa Morakinyo Olotu while congratulating the COAS noted that NDC as the highest military institution in the country provides strategic level training for officers of the Armed Forces, senior civilians of ministries, officers of para-military institutions, foreign officers from allied countries among others.

The Commandant highlights the current activities of the college since its inception especially the training and preparing of senior officers for appointment at the strategic and international level adding that the college is striving to become better. He thanked the COAS for his continuous support to the college and for securing critical facilities of the college.


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The Nigerian Army (NA) has commended the innovation and reform strides of the National Defence College (NDC) in terms of course packages and exercises, which over the years have produced well-trained strategic leadership for the Armed Forces, Ministries, Departments, and allied nations across the world.


The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Taoreed Lagbaja made the commendation when he received the audience of the Commandant NDC, Rear Admiral Olumiyiwa Morakinyo Olotu, and members of his entourage at the Army Headquarters, Abuja. He described NDC as a reliable citadel of learning and through their research efforts, NA was able to carry out reforms, and interventions across the country and improved operational efficiency and administrative tasks. The COAS noted that through the efforts of the college, the NA was able to have well-trained senior officers manning strategic positions across NA formations with outstanding performance. 


The Army Chief averred that NA will continue to rely on the college for the training and education of strategic leadership cadre while appreciating other areas of partnership and relationship that exist between the two institutions. The Army Chief assured the College of continuous partnership in ensuring that the nation continues to witness much-desired development, peace, and stability. 


The COAS while congratulating the Commandant on his well-deserved appointment, appreciated the excellent relationship between the College and the NA, assuring that the NA under his command is disposed to supporting the College, including the provision of observers from Army Headquarters for joint exercises adding that through such avenues, officers will learn new techniques and be better informed for the overall development of the Armed Forces.


Earlier in his remarks, the Commandant NDC, Rear Admiral Olumiyiwa Morakinyo Olotu while congratulating the COAS noted that NDC as the highest military institution in the country provides strategic level training for officers of the Armed Forces, senior civilians of ministries, officers of para-military institutions, foreign officers from allied countries among others.

The Commandant highlights the current activities of the college since its inception especially the training and preparing of senior officers for appointment at the strategic and international level adding that the college is striving to become better. He thanked the COAS for his continuous support to the college and for securing critical facilities of the college.


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Collaboration: A Sure Path to Revolutionising African Research and Development - Adepehin

Collaboration: A Sure Path to Revolutionising African Research and Development - Adepehin

So, I walked into a colleague's office and found my unpublished manuscript opened on her computer screen. 


A senior collaborator I shared the work with for his input forwarded it to her. I was certainly disappointed, but that is not the subject for now.


Today, I am addressing the rather low contribution of African researchers to the global research pool. Though it is home to about 1.3 billion of Earth's inhabitants, the African continent produces a meagre 2 percent of world research output, accounts for only 1.3 percent of research spending, and produces 0.1 percent of all patents. It's ridiculous, right?


I admit that several factors, such as low investment in research, poor research culture, insufficient capable personnel in tertiary education systems, and overburdening existing academic staff with non-research engagements, among others, have contributed to this. 



Nevertheless, a hidden root cause is poor teamwork and wrong mindsets. The 'publish or perish' syndrome has done Africa no good, as huge amounts of substandard manuscripts are rolled out to predatory journals whose watchword is 'pay and get published.'


Some poorly crafted papers could have made novel contributions if only authors were open-minded enough to seek the expertise of colleagues from their institutions, nations, and other parts of the World. 


Collaboration is essential for advancing knowledge, solving complex problems, and making breakthrough discoveries. By working together, scientists can achieve more than they could on their own and make a greater impact on the world. Let me make a few remarks about these highlighted benefits!


Collaboration allows scientists with different areas of expertise to work together to solve complex problems. By pooling their knowledge and skills, they can often achieve more than they could working alone. Collaborating scientists can share access to expensive equipment, specialized facilities, and research materials. This can reduce costs and increase efficiency. 


Scientific collaboration increases productivity- collaborators can divide tasks, work in parallel, and share the workload, which can lead to increased productivity and faster completion of projects.


Research partnerships can lead to more rigorous and comprehensive research by bringing together diverse perspectives and ensuring that research is peer-reviewed and critiqued by experts in multiple fields. 


Perhaps one of the most striking benefits of collaboration is its strong potential to enhance innovation. Collaborating scientists can spark new ideas and approaches by sharing insights and brainstorming together. This can lead to new findings and innovations.


However, collaboration is not just about sharing resources and knowledge; it also requires the right mindset to be successful. Developing the right mindset for collaboration involves several key principles, including trust, openness, respect, and a willingness to learn and adapt.


Trust is the foundation of any successful collaboration. It allows team members to rely on each other, share information and knowledge, and work together towards a common goal. 

Without trust, collaboration can quickly break down, leading to misunderstandings, conflicts, and frustration. 


You can probably understand why I felt disappointed at what the professor who shared my unpublished work did. Our collaboration certainly died a natural death, although I sometimes feel I could have managed the situation better. To develop trust, team members should be transparent about their actions and intentions, communicate openly and honestly, and hold themselves accountable for their commitments.


Another critical principle for collaboration is openness. Being open means being receptive to new ideas and perspectives and being willing to accept feedback and criticism. Openness also means being willing to share information and knowledge freely, without fear of judgment or reprisal. When team members are open, they can build on each other's strengths and weaknesses, creating a more robust and effective team dynamic. 


Respect is also essential for collaboration. It means acknowledging and valuing each team member's contributions, ideas, and perspectives. It means treating everyone with dignity and fairness, regardless of their role or position in the team. When team members feel respected, engaged and motivated, they are more likely to foster better collaboration and achieve improved outcomes.


Furthermore, a crucial aspect of successful collaboration is having a willingness to learn and adapt. Flexibility and the ability to adjust to changing circumstances are essential in collaborative efforts. Team members should remain open to acquiring new skills and approaches while being ready to adapt their behaviors and strategies to meet the team's needs. 


By embracing a mindset that promotes learning and adaptation, team members can effectively overcome obstacles and challenges, resulting in enhanced collaboration outcomes.


As I recap, remember that developing the right mindset for collaboration encompasses several key principles, such as trust, openness, respect, and a willingness to learn and adapt. By embracing these principles, team members can forge stronger and more effective collaborations, leading to better outcomes and overall success. 


Collaboration may not always be effortless, but with the appropriate mindset, it can become a rewarding and fulfilling experience for everyone involved.


If you have reached this point in the article and find yourself within the academic system or aspiring to be part of it, what is preventing you from initiating and sustaining strong research collaboration?


An effective collaboration always yields greater rewards for your efforts. Let us collaborate and revolutionize the paradigm of African research.


If this piece has inspired you, please share it and leave your thoughts!!!.



Adepehin Ekundayo (PhD)

So, I walked into a colleague's office and found my unpublished manuscript opened on her computer screen. 


A senior collaborator I shared the work with for his input forwarded it to her. I was certainly disappointed, but that is not the subject for now.


Today, I am addressing the rather low contribution of African researchers to the global research pool. Though it is home to about 1.3 billion of Earth's inhabitants, the African continent produces a meagre 2 percent of world research output, accounts for only 1.3 percent of research spending, and produces 0.1 percent of all patents. It's ridiculous, right?


I admit that several factors, such as low investment in research, poor research culture, insufficient capable personnel in tertiary education systems, and overburdening existing academic staff with non-research engagements, among others, have contributed to this. 



Nevertheless, a hidden root cause is poor teamwork and wrong mindsets. The 'publish or perish' syndrome has done Africa no good, as huge amounts of substandard manuscripts are rolled out to predatory journals whose watchword is 'pay and get published.'


Some poorly crafted papers could have made novel contributions if only authors were open-minded enough to seek the expertise of colleagues from their institutions, nations, and other parts of the World. 


Collaboration is essential for advancing knowledge, solving complex problems, and making breakthrough discoveries. By working together, scientists can achieve more than they could on their own and make a greater impact on the world. Let me make a few remarks about these highlighted benefits!


Collaboration allows scientists with different areas of expertise to work together to solve complex problems. By pooling their knowledge and skills, they can often achieve more than they could working alone. Collaborating scientists can share access to expensive equipment, specialized facilities, and research materials. This can reduce costs and increase efficiency. 


Scientific collaboration increases productivity- collaborators can divide tasks, work in parallel, and share the workload, which can lead to increased productivity and faster completion of projects.


Research partnerships can lead to more rigorous and comprehensive research by bringing together diverse perspectives and ensuring that research is peer-reviewed and critiqued by experts in multiple fields. 


Perhaps one of the most striking benefits of collaboration is its strong potential to enhance innovation. Collaborating scientists can spark new ideas and approaches by sharing insights and brainstorming together. This can lead to new findings and innovations.


However, collaboration is not just about sharing resources and knowledge; it also requires the right mindset to be successful. Developing the right mindset for collaboration involves several key principles, including trust, openness, respect, and a willingness to learn and adapt.


Trust is the foundation of any successful collaboration. It allows team members to rely on each other, share information and knowledge, and work together towards a common goal. 

Without trust, collaboration can quickly break down, leading to misunderstandings, conflicts, and frustration. 


You can probably understand why I felt disappointed at what the professor who shared my unpublished work did. Our collaboration certainly died a natural death, although I sometimes feel I could have managed the situation better. To develop trust, team members should be transparent about their actions and intentions, communicate openly and honestly, and hold themselves accountable for their commitments.


Another critical principle for collaboration is openness. Being open means being receptive to new ideas and perspectives and being willing to accept feedback and criticism. Openness also means being willing to share information and knowledge freely, without fear of judgment or reprisal. When team members are open, they can build on each other's strengths and weaknesses, creating a more robust and effective team dynamic. 


Respect is also essential for collaboration. It means acknowledging and valuing each team member's contributions, ideas, and perspectives. It means treating everyone with dignity and fairness, regardless of their role or position in the team. When team members feel respected, engaged and motivated, they are more likely to foster better collaboration and achieve improved outcomes.


Furthermore, a crucial aspect of successful collaboration is having a willingness to learn and adapt. Flexibility and the ability to adjust to changing circumstances are essential in collaborative efforts. Team members should remain open to acquiring new skills and approaches while being ready to adapt their behaviors and strategies to meet the team's needs. 


By embracing a mindset that promotes learning and adaptation, team members can effectively overcome obstacles and challenges, resulting in enhanced collaboration outcomes.


As I recap, remember that developing the right mindset for collaboration encompasses several key principles, such as trust, openness, respect, and a willingness to learn and adapt. By embracing these principles, team members can forge stronger and more effective collaborations, leading to better outcomes and overall success. 


Collaboration may not always be effortless, but with the appropriate mindset, it can become a rewarding and fulfilling experience for everyone involved.


If you have reached this point in the article and find yourself within the academic system or aspiring to be part of it, what is preventing you from initiating and sustaining strong research collaboration?


An effective collaboration always yields greater rewards for your efforts. Let us collaborate and revolutionize the paradigm of African research.


If this piece has inspired you, please share it and leave your thoughts!!!.



Adepehin Ekundayo (PhD)

CONUA DECRIES FG'S BETRAYAL OF MEMBERS OVER 8MONTHS OWED SALARIES; THREATENS TO SUE!

CONUA DECRIES FG'S BETRAYAL OF MEMBERS OVER 8MONTHS OWED SALARIES; THREATENS TO SUE!







 

The newly registered Congress of University Academics (CONUA) has declared war on the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige and the Federal government over owing it's members 8 months salaries despite their loyalty to the FG as against the indefinite general strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).


Recall that CONUA got registered after declaring against the ASUU strike in a glamorous event anchored by Chris Ngige, the Labour Minister. Many had expected that lecturers loyal to CONUA would be smiling home now while majority loyal to ASUU would be the ones affected by the FG's " No Work, No Pay!" policy.


But according to executives of CONUA in a statement on Tuesday, signed by its National President, Secretary and Publicity Secretary, Dr Niyi Sunmonu, Dr Henry Oripeloye and Dr Ernest Nwoke, respectively, said it was wrong for the FG to lump CONUA with members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities who went on eight months strike between February and October, 2022.


The statement partly read, “CONUA formally made its non-involvement in the strike known to the Federal Government in a letter addressed to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, in April 2022.


“In the letter, we made it clear that because CONUA constituted a separate and independent union in the university system, our members did not call for any strike. This was followed by a Press Conference in Abuja on August 19, 2022 at which it was categorically stated that CONUA was not part of any ongoing strike, and that the “No Work No Pay” principle ought not to apply to members of the union.


“CONUA’s expectation is that, due to the express and categorical declaration, the government would seamlessly release our members’ outstanding salaries when it resumed the payment of salaries to all university staff in October 2022. But to our dismay, CONUA members were also paid pro-rata salaries in complete disregard to the fact that we were indeed shut out of duties by the strike.


“Subsequently, we wrote to the Accountant-General of the Federatฤฑon and the Ministry of Labour and Employment reminding them that it was an error to lump our members with those that declared and embarked on strike action. It was yet another shock for the outstanding backlog of salaries not to have been paid to our members along with the November 2022 salary.”


CONUA said the non-payment of “our withheld salaries” contravenes Section 43 (1b) of the Trade Disputes Act CAP. T8, which stated that “where any employer locks out his workers, the workers shall be entitled to wages and any other applicable remunerations for the period of the lock-out and the period of the lock-out shall not prejudicially affect any rights of the workers being rights dependent on the continuity of period of employment This provision is consistent with global best practices."


Summonu then noted that CONUA will have to take the Federal government to court over the non-payment of workers.


“From the foregoing and as a law-abiding union that pledged to do things differently, we have resolved to seek legal redress of the illegal withholding of our legitimate salaries by taking the matter to court in consonance with the rights enshrined in our laws,” the union said.


In October, the FG registered CONUA, who had opted to be different from ASUU by bringing new methods as against strike to press home the demands of lecturers for better welfare and university funding.

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The newly registered Congress of University Academics (CONUA) has declared war on the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige and the Federal government over owing it's members 8 months salaries despite their loyalty to the FG as against the indefinite general strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).


Recall that CONUA got registered after declaring against the ASUU strike in a glamorous event anchored by Chris Ngige, the Labour Minister. Many had expected that lecturers loyal to CONUA would be smiling home now while majority loyal to ASUU would be the ones affected by the FG's " No Work, No Pay!" policy.


But according to executives of CONUA in a statement on Tuesday, signed by its National President, Secretary and Publicity Secretary, Dr Niyi Sunmonu, Dr Henry Oripeloye and Dr Ernest Nwoke, respectively, said it was wrong for the FG to lump CONUA with members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities who went on eight months strike between February and October, 2022.


The statement partly read, “CONUA formally made its non-involvement in the strike known to the Federal Government in a letter addressed to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, in April 2022.


“In the letter, we made it clear that because CONUA constituted a separate and independent union in the university system, our members did not call for any strike. This was followed by a Press Conference in Abuja on August 19, 2022 at which it was categorically stated that CONUA was not part of any ongoing strike, and that the “No Work No Pay” principle ought not to apply to members of the union.


“CONUA’s expectation is that, due to the express and categorical declaration, the government would seamlessly release our members’ outstanding salaries when it resumed the payment of salaries to all university staff in October 2022. But to our dismay, CONUA members were also paid pro-rata salaries in complete disregard to the fact that we were indeed shut out of duties by the strike.


“Subsequently, we wrote to the Accountant-General of the Federatฤฑon and the Ministry of Labour and Employment reminding them that it was an error to lump our members with those that declared and embarked on strike action. It was yet another shock for the outstanding backlog of salaries not to have been paid to our members along with the November 2022 salary.”


CONUA said the non-payment of “our withheld salaries” contravenes Section 43 (1b) of the Trade Disputes Act CAP. T8, which stated that “where any employer locks out his workers, the workers shall be entitled to wages and any other applicable remunerations for the period of the lock-out and the period of the lock-out shall not prejudicially affect any rights of the workers being rights dependent on the continuity of period of employment This provision is consistent with global best practices."


Summonu then noted that CONUA will have to take the Federal government to court over the non-payment of workers.


“From the foregoing and as a law-abiding union that pledged to do things differently, we have resolved to seek legal redress of the illegal withholding of our legitimate salaries by taking the matter to court in consonance with the rights enshrined in our laws,” the union said.


In October, the FG registered CONUA, who had opted to be different from ASUU by bringing new methods as against strike to press home the demands of lecturers for better welfare and university funding.

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