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Gov. Emmanuel announces recruitment 1,000 teachers for public schools

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Gov. Emmanuel announces recruitment 1,000 teachers for public schools

Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has announced the recruitment of 1,000 teachers for the public primary schools in the state.

Emmanuel made this known during the inauguration of the new members of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) in Uyo on Friday.

He said that this was part of his administration efforts aimed at giving a new lease of life to the educational sector of the state for the benefit of residents.
The governor however, solicited absolute loyalty from persons given responsibilities and frowned at acts inimical to the progress of the state and its people.

“We have decided to add to you immediately another 1,000 primary school teachers. Primary education is key to development of any society and its the priority of government,” Emmanuel said.

He urged the newly inaugurated SUBEB members to live up to expectations of giving primary education a facelift in line with the agenda of his administration.

“A lot of people have heard that since last year we’ve been screaming that we are declaring a state of emergency in education.

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“We are not likely going to finish that in two years, it is something that will span through a minimum of 10 years but we must start the foundation this year.

“We have invested a whole lot in infrastructure and basic education is key, that is why if you check, the people we go after to head the primary board are people that can best represent us anywhere,” he said
The governor commended the former Chairman of SUBEB, Prof. Maria Ikrok, and her team for a job well done.

He charged the new board to swing into action immediately.

Responding, the Chairman of SUBEB, Obong Paul Ekpo, expressed gratitude to God and the governor for finding him fit for the appointment.

He pledged to work hard and passionately to improve the primary education system.

“Let me thank God for the opportunity and also thank the Governor for finding me fit for this appointment.

“As the governor did mentioned, a state of emergency has been declared in the state education sector.
“We on behalf of our board pledge to be committed to making that critical contributions that will improve our educational system,” Ekpo said.

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Ramadan 2021: Remember Nigeria in prayers, Lawan urges Muslims

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The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has urged Muslims on Ramadan to remember Nigeria in their prayers as the country seeks to overcome the challenges it is facing.

He urged them to stress the messages of peace, love and national unity as the fasting period begins across the Islamic world.

He also urged them to use the period for sober reflection, self-discipline and sacrifice.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi, titled ‘Senate President urges peace, national unity and prayers for Nigeria during Ramadan.’

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“I urge us to remember our dear country in our prayers as we seek to overcome the challenges we are facing as a nation.

“This is in the realisation that Allah is the Almighty, kind and greater than all human problems. “I enjoin us to stress the importance of peace, love, generosity and unity in our teachings during this sacred period.

“We should also not let down our guards in the observance of COVID-19 non-pharmaceutical protocols in our spiritual and other activities during the Holy Month,” Lawan said.

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs had yesterday announced    that Ramadan will start in the country on Tuesday, April 13.

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Edo Female Football team pip Lagos team to win Gold

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Edo Female Football team pip Lagos team to win Gold

Team Edo Female Festival Football emerged winners of the football event at the 20th National Sports Festival NSF in Benin-City the Edo State Capital.

In a high tension-soaked match played this morning at the University of Benin-City Sports Complex, Edo Female Football team pip the hard fighting Lagos opponent 1-0 to clinch the Gold for the female football event.

Efe Osakpolor scored the Godwin Obaseki girls only goal of the encounter.

The Lagos State team gave the host team a good fight in the second half of the game, but the Goalkeeper of Team Edo Udoka Unawchukwu, was there to provide answers to all advances made by Lagos team towards getting an equalizer.

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Team Edo came back hard fighting to increase the goal margin towards the last few minutes of the cracker, all shots went off target.

To reach the finals, Team Edo defeated their Delta counterpart 1-0 at the Semi-final, while Team Lagos humbled their Kaduna opponent 4-0 to get to the finals.

With this result, Team Edo female football squad has proved their supremacy over all other State female team that participated in the soccer events.

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NWFL Declares Premiership Transfer Window Open

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The Nigeria Women Football League Secretariat has declared opened the Transfer Window for the 2020/2021 NWFL Premiership season.

The Nigeria Women Football League Secretariat has declared opened the Transfer Window for the 2020/2021 NWFL Premiership season.

The NWFL Chief Operating Officer, Modupe Shabi, said from her base in Abuja, that, the transfer window at the moment is opened only to Super Six teams.

“For now, only the Super Six clubs; Bayelsa Queens, Delta Queens, Edo Queens, Rivers Angels, FC Robo and Sunshine Queens, are the only eligible clubs for the transfer window.

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“The Transfer window is aimed at helping the Super Six clubs fortify their teams for tougher challenge.”

She noted that, the process of the Transfer Window will be done by internet online to enable easy and prompt access to the NWFL Secretariat in Abuja.

Adding that, clubs with successful transfers will collect the players’ licence(s) at the Dipo Dina International Stadium Ijebu-Ode from Saturday, April 17 before the kick-off of the NWFL Super Six Challenge.

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