Today's Headlines: Buhari Makes New Appointment, Sunday Igboho Speaks Again, Governor Imposes CurfewAkwaOnlineFeb 5, 2021 5:13 PM
Today's Headlines: Buhari Makes New Appointment, Sunday Igboho Speaks Again, Governor Imposes Curfew
1) Buhari Makes New Appointment.
President Buhari has approved the appointment of Mrs. Folashade Joseph as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC) for another term of four years.
A statement by NAIC’s Head, Corporate Services, Magdalene Omosimua, said the appointment will take effect from April 11, 2021.
Mrs Joseph’s reappointment, according to the statement, was contained in a letter signed by the Honourable Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sani Nanono.
The letter stated that her reappointment is based on Folashade’s hard work, dedication, commitment, service delivery as well as her immense contribution towards the progress and upliftment of Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation.
2) Sunday Igboho Speaks Again.
An activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has described the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, as ‘the father of all Yoruba indigenes’.
Igboho had while taking part in a virtual town hall meeting on Wednesday accused Ogunwusi of not telling President Muhammadu Buhari about the travails of Yoruba people during their last meeting in Abuja.
3) Governor Imposes Curfew.
The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has imposed a curfew on the state following increasing cases of COVID-19 in the area.
A statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof Solo Chukwuwlobe, said the curfew which would start on Monday next week would last from 9pm to 6am daily.
The Governor also directed workers in the state from Grade Level 1 to 12 to work from home.
He threatened to shut down markets in the state if they failed to observed COVID-19 protocols as prescribed.
4) ASUU Speaks Again
Some stakeholders in University education in Nigeria, on Thursday, warned against the proliferation of universities in the country, following Wednesday’s approval of 20 new private universities by the Federal Executive Council.
In separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria, in Benin, the stakeholders said there was nothing to justify the approval when the existing universities were neither adequately funded nor properly monitored to ensure compliance, with appropriate guidelines.
The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, University of Benin chapter, Prof. Monday Omoregie, said that he had begun to see the approval of more universities as political patronage, despite warnings, to the relevant authorities, on the inherent danger.
Omoregie said expanding the existing universities would perform the functions the new ones were established to do.
According to him, education remains the vibrant instrument for development, hence the need for the government to do the needful in ensuring that the schools are run the way they are supposed to.
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