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Remaining 4 Osun College Workers Freed (Report Here)

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Osun College Workers Freed

Abducted Osun College Workers regains freedom: The remaining four staff of Osun College of Technology, Esa-Oke, who were kidnapped on their way from work on Tuesday, have regained their freedom, according to the police.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Osun, Mrs Folashade Odoro, confirmed their release to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday.

Odoro said that the abducted staff regained freedom in the early hours of Friday and had all been reunited with their families, but did not give details on the release.

“The remaining four abducted staff of the college have been released and have been reunited with their families.

“Efforts are still ongoing to arrest the gunmen that kidnapped them and the police will not stop until the perpetrators are brought to justice.” she said.

The police spokesperson however did not say whether or not ransom was paid for their release, but queried, “how can ransom be paid to abductors that were not seen?”

The gunmen later freed four on Wednesday and there have been little or no details on how they regained their freedom.

The institution’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Adewale Oyekanmi, had told NAN how the abduction took place.

He said that the institution’s staff were attacked and kidnapped around 4:30 pm while leaving the college premises after close of work on Tuesday.

Oyekanmi said the gunmen blocked the Esa-Oke Road leading to the college campus, stopped the staff vehicles plying the route and abducted them.

“One of the staff was shot and killed when he did not stop and was trying to escape in his car.

“The police, the DSS and men of the OPC are however helping in combing the bushes to see if they can rescue the kidnapped staff.” he said

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NCCSC Commandant Commends CGC Adeniyi’s Support for Training Programs

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Author: Muhammad Bashir.

The Commandant of the Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College (NCCSC) Gwagwalada, Assistant Comptroller-General of Customs Kingsley Egwuh, lauded the unwavering support of the Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC) Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR for the College’s training initiatives.

ACG Egwuh extended his commendation during a recent interaction at his Office on Wednesday, February 7th, 2024, following a two-day capacity-building workshop focused on installing Virtual Reality Technology systems.

He said, “Under CGC Adeniyi’s leadership, the NCCSC has undergone significant advancements, including the establishment of a Language Lab, the provision of advanced training for officers, and the introduction of new courses.”

The Commandant added, “These transformations reflect the CGC’s commitment to equipping customs officers with contemporary knowledge and skills essential for effective service delivery.”

Emphasizing the significance of the VRT training supported by the World Customs Organization and Customs Corporation of Korea, ACG Egwuh underscored its role in enhancing Officers’ understanding of physical inspection procedures at ports.

He highlighted the pivotal role of trained officers in disseminating acquired knowledge to facilitate broader adoption of technology-based capacity-building initiatives within the Customs Service.

ACG Egwuh applauded CGC Adeniyi’s strategic policy framework, centered on consolidation, collaboration, and innovation, to enhance Officers’ exposure to technological advancements.

Describing his appointment as a call to service, he emphasized the critical role of the NCCSC in training and retraining Officers, as well as grooming middle-level Officers for higher responsibilities, especially in leadership and weapon handling, amongst other fields.

With an annual training capacity of at least 250 Officers, comprising Superintendents of Customs and Chief Superintendents, the Commandant highlighted the College’s pivotal role in upholding service standards and enhancing the reputation of the Nigeria Customs Service.

He reiterated CGC Adeniyi’s steadfast support for the College’s programs, underscoring its significant contribution to the Service’s operational excellence.

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JAMB Registers 1.8 million Candidates, for 2022 UTME

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JAMB Registers 1.8 million Candidates, for 2022 UTME

Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, on Sunday said a total of 1,837,011 candidates were successfully captured in the registration for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) programme

 

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An estimated revenue of a total of N8.6 billion was generated. Out of the lump sum, a total of 776 computer-based test centres that took part in the exercise will share an estimated amount of N1.3 billion at the rate of N700 per candidate registered by each of the centres.

 

The Board also pledged support for the CBT centre owners over the sudden increase in the prices of diesel and the erratic power supply suffered nationwide recently.

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National Association of Academic Technologists Embark on Strike

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National Association of Academic Technologists Embark on Strike

Author: Ramona Salim, Abuja

Members of the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) have been directed to embark on a two-week warning strike with effect from today, 21st March, 2022.

The association said, the strike is as a result of the failure of the federal government to implement the 2009 agreement. This was contained in a statement signed by the NAAT President, Ibeji Nwokoma.

The association has therefore directed its members to close all laboratories, workshops, studios and farms for as long as the warning strike last. YOU CAN FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK

According to NAAT this decision follows a virtual National Executive Council meeting where 97.8 per cent of its branches voted for the strike.

The association has accused the federal government of failing to abide by the memorandum of understanding it signed with its members.

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