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Asiwaju Bola Tinubu: The city boy in town 

November 8, 2022 Newsdiaryonline Admin 0

It is the only an act of God can stop Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu ascent to presidency. The lines are persistently falling to favour him. This presidential election does not come in February 2023. It would hold earlier December, and the results would be out by Christmas. Is this fallacious? It looks but it’s not. 

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N5bn pension: Deltans should congratulate themselves for forcing Okowa to pay , says Omo- Agege

November 8, 2022 Newsdiaryonline Admin 0

The Delta APC Gubernatorial Candidate and Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has said Deltans should congratulate themselves for forcing the state government to release funds for part payment of pension arrears to retirees in the state.

He noted however that the N5billion released was merely scratching the surface and urged pensioners to continue to agitate until all pension arrears are paid up.

Senator Omo-Agege, in a statement signed by the Director, Communication and Media Strategy, Delta APC Campaign Organisation, Ima Niboro, called on the state governor and PDP Vice Presidential Candidate, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, to refund all Delta State money used in prosecuting the PDP presidential campaign so far, and channel same to pay retirees their outstanding pensions and gratuities.

The statement reads: “We congratulate Deltans, especially the APC Gubernatorial Candidate and Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege who upped the ante against the wickedness of the Okowa-led government and forced them to remember the long-suffering retirees of Delta State.

“We want to make it clear that what he has done is merely scratching the surface of the humongous N100 billion pensions and gratuities owed to our hardworking retirees.

“We are not even celebrating what he has done. But what we know is that he needs to repatriate all the money he has put in the way of the PDP presidential election. Not only to pay our retirees but to begin the serious development of the state even though we know he has just six months to go.

“It is shameful that Deltans are having this conversation at this time. This is a conversation we should never have had if he had done the right thing by our people, including retirees”.

“We pledge that the incoming Omo-Agege administration will right the wrongs of the Okowa government, including the matter of pensions, because the labours of our senior citizens should not be in vain.”

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NTI, UBEC train teachers on learning recovery programme

November 8, 2022 Newsdiaryonline Admin 0

Also speaking, Dr Zainab Shuaibu, Overseer, Strengthening Mathematics and Science Education ( SMASHE), said: ”Since learning gap had been created because of COVID-19, learning recovery programme becomes mandatory, so as to bridge it.

”Learning recovery programme seeks to ensure that pupils or students’ learning progresses even in pandemic situation, disaster or insecurity.

”The training was designed to maintain continuity of academic delivery even at the onset of severe disruption or diminishing access to essential school resources or premises.”

She said that the objective was to fashion out strategies of helping the teachers and learners to seamlessly embrace the culture of using simple communication tools like smartphones.

Shuaibu said: ” Technology has come to stay and so everybody must come to grip with the reality and make themselves relevant in the 21st century school operation.

”The workshop is now training selected teachers from the states of the North-West and South-East.

”The overall objectives of the training is to train teachers on how to use audio and multimedia tools , so as to develop micro learning lessons as open educational resources for delivery on radio and mobile phones.

”It is also to support the teachers to use the developed podcasts to achieve learning objectives in different subject areas, as well as encouraging teachers to use the podcasts.

”This is to supplement their face -to- face classroom practice in bridging the instructional gaps created by the long closure of schools as a result of the pandemic, among others.” (NAN)

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Fire guts Onitsha, Anambra drugs market

November 8, 2022 Newsdiaryonline Admin 0

Goods worth millions of naira were destroyed in a fire at the popular Ọgbọ Ọgwụ Market in Onitsha, Anambra, on Tuesday.

Anambra Fire Service chief, Mr Martin Agbili, who confirmed the incident, said the cause of the fire have yet to be ascertained.