Connect with us

News

Uzodinma Takes Verification Policy To Data Collection Sector As Schools Re-open Oct. 5

Published

on

While the present administration led by Uzodinma as Governor still receives encomiums for commencing payment of arrears of pensions after automation or digitalization of the pension scheme in Imo, the state Government has concluded plans to take the said policy to the educational sector in the state.

This decision which was reached at the last executive council meeting held last Wednesday would have students in as all the state Government-owned schools provide their individual data to the school authority and the Government.

In the same manner, the state Government has also set aside Monday, October 5 for the resumption of Schools in Imo.

Arch Bishop Obinna amongst others has commended the State Government for living up to its promise of payment of all arrears of pension as soon as the verification exercise was over.

Bishop Obinna made the call at last sunday’s eucharis in preparation of the Nigeria 60th Independence held yesterday at Heroes square in new Owerri.

Speaking to Journalists after the executive council meeting the information commissioner in Imo state Declan Emelumba revealed that collection of data or automation of students would help both parents, Teachers and even the students themselves to have access to information of the students.

The Government of Imo State has given approval for the resumption of schools on Monday October 5, 2020.

The resumption is however subject to the adherence to the recommendations by the Committee responsible for ensuring that Covid-19 safety protocols headed by the Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prof. Placid Njoku.

The decision to reopen the schools was reached at the State Executive Council Meeting on Wednesday September 30, 2020 presided over by Governor Hope Uzodimma.

Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba who briefed the press also said that the Council gave approval for the Imo State School system to be fully automated and digitalized to capture pupils and students enrollment; teachers, pupils and students personal data; payment of school fees; examination details and other relevant information concerning schools in Imo.

The reason for automation, the Commissioner emphasized, is to make it easy for government, parents, teachers, students, pupils and the general public to access information on schools as well as data of anyone who passed through such schools. Emelumba said that the Commissioner for Education will head the automation process.

The Commissioner however informed, regrettably, that the State Executive Council had received information that the planned warning strike by doctors in Imo State is not only politically motivated, but an intention to blackmail government.

He said that the government has been making frantic efforts to sanitize the wrongs and rots in the payroll system where past administrations, civil and public servants have been found to be complicit.

The government, therefore, enjoined the public not to be deceived by the planned doctors warning strike. Emelumba however urged the doctors in the State, especially their leaders, to reconsider their stand on the planned warning strike and think of amicable resolution through dialogue with the appropriate government officials.

On the security situation in the country and threats by Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and some dissident groups directing “sit-at-home” in respect of October 1, and Independence Day celebration, the Council assured that the government has provided adequate security for all Imo citizens at all times, Independence day anniversary celebrations or not.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Celebrity

Didier Drogba, African Football Legend Divorces Wife

Published

on

The legend of Chelsea and Cote d’Ivoire, Didier Drogba, revealed that his ten-year marriage to his Malian wife, Lalla Diakate, is over… after appearing with a mystery woman in an intimate video in bed. In the late 1990s in Paris, Drogba, 42, met Diakate and they married in 2011.

As he sought to protect his loved ones from the limelight, he had previously kept a quiet private life. But after saucy pictures of him and an unknown woman set tongues wagging, he was coerced into making a statement confirming his relationship with Diakate was over. On social media, the images and clips soon went viral. And they revealed the bare-cheeled Blues idol in bed with a young woman who was almost naked.

Also Read: Nigerian Billionaire dies of Covid-19

He wrote on his Instagram handle, “I’m not in the habit of discussing my private life. “But, because of speculation in the media today, I can confirm that sadly, after 20 years together, Lalla and I took the difficult decision to separate last year. “We remain very close, and our main priorities have been to protect our children and our family’s private life. “May God bless you.”

Continue Reading

crimewatch

55-year-old man arrested for allegedly raping seven teenagers in Jos

Published

on

The police in Plateau state have arrested a 55-year-old man, Abdulhamid Sale, pictured above for allegedly raping seven teenagers in Bukuru community of Jos South local government area.

A youth leader in the community, Aliyu Hassan, said the suspect was arrested after one of the mothers of his victim reported the matter to members of the vigilante group in the community.

“The arrest of the suspect came after a report by a mother to one of the victims to the vigilante group in the area that she saw her daughter with a phone and felt that something was wrong.

After a thorough investigation, we found out that the phone was given to the girl by the said Abdulhamid Sale, and further checks revealed that he raped seven girls, mostly 13 years old in Kugiya area of Bukuru, who are mostly hawkers, by luring them with as little as 50 Naira, and small Tecno Phones”Aliyu said

Confirming the arrest, the spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Gabriel Ubah, said the suspect is in the custody of the police and would be charged to court as soon as investigation into the matter is concluded.

Continue Reading

News

#EndSARS: Court stops prosecution of Pastor Sam Adeyemi, Davido, and others

Published

on

A High Court in the Federal Capital Territory has stopped the prosecution of Pastor Sam Adeyemi of Daystar Christian Centre, Burna Boy, Davido, Falz, activist Deji Adeyanju and others over the #EndSARS protest. 

The High Court ordered a Magistrate court to immediately stop proceedings and stay action against 50 persons who supported the #EndSARS protests, following a criminal complaint filed by lawyer Kenechuhwu Okeke. 

Okeke in his suit alleged that during the riot,  properties were destroyed and the defendants who promoted the #EndSARS protests must be held responsible for it and also brought to justice.

Justice Bello Kawu who delivered a judgment on the application filed by Activist Deji Adeyanju (one of the defendants) for a judicial review of the substantive matter before the magistrate, said; 

“An order of this honourable court granting leave to the application to issue and serve on the defendant an application for judicial review against the proceedings/direct criminal complaint of Hon. Omolola Tolulope Akindele sitting at Chief Magistrate Court II, Wuse Zone 6 in the suit of Kenechukwu Okeke Vs Deji Adeyanju and 49 others in suit No. CR/49/2020.

“An order of this honourable court, that on the grant of the above orders herein, serve as stay of all proceedings on the direct criminal complaint Omolola Tolulope Akindele sitting at Chief Magistrate Court II, Wuse Zone 6 in the suit of Kenechukwu Okeke Vs Deji Adeyanju and 49 others in suit no. CR/49/2020.

“An order of this honourable court, that on the grant of the above orders herein, same order as granted by the honourable court shall restrain the Nigeria Police Force, 2nd and 3rd defendants from taking any further steps, arresting and or taking any unconstitutional/illegal steps in the form of any guise as it concerns the subject matters whatsoever before this court herein as it concerns all parties in the proceedings.”

Continue Reading

Trending