Three men, Jacob Adeshina, Paul Essien and Joseph Adegbe, on Tuesday, appeared before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing five plastic moulds worth N700,000 from a shop.
Adeshina, 38, Essien, 21 and Adegbe, 27, who all reside in Ikorodu area of Lagos, are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing
They, however, pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Insp Donjour Perezi, told the court that the trio committed the offences between April 20 and April 29 at Odua Shopping complex, No 384, Ikorodu Road.
Perezi said they conspired and stole five pieces of plastic moulds valued N700, 000 belonging to one Mr Godeon Kalu, the complainant,
He said that the offences contravened Sections 287 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The Nigeria News Agency reports that Section 287 stipulates three years jail term for stealing.
Also, the prosecutor said that the third defendant, Adegbe, had on May 4, at Ogudu Police Station, entered a recognizance of N500, 000 to produce one Godwin Eje.
He said that Godwin Eje was charged with a felony offence and Adegbe did not fulfill the said bond to the Lagos State Treasury.
The offence also contravened section 186 of the Criminal Procedure Act, Law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1990.
The magistrate, Mrs Bukola Mogaji, admitted the trio to bail in the sum of N50,000 each with two sureties each in like sum.
She said one out of the sureties should either be a community leader, a clergyman or a title holder.
Mogaji adjourned the case until Oct. 14 for mention.
Edited by Dorcas Jonah/Yemi Idris-Aduloju
Lagos to produce first forensic dentist in West Africa — Commissioner
The Lagos State Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Mrs Ajibola Ponnle, says the state’ s Public Service will soon be producing the first forensic dentist in the whole of West Africa.
Ponnle made this known on Wednesday in Ikeja during the Year 2020 Ministerial Press Briefing to commemorate the first year in office of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
She said the massive investment of the state government in the area of human capacity development of its workforce was already attracting global attention.
She said the state government sponsored one of its staff from the Ministry of Health to study at Masters level, in Legal Medicine and Forensic Dentistry outside the country in order to bridge an identified gap in the state public service.
“Once the staff completes his course of study, he will be the first forensic dentist (new skill and area of specialisation) in West Africa and this points to the massive investment in human capital development that the present administration is embarking on,” the commissioner said.
Ponnle said the Lagos state government was committed to building a 21st workforce that would deliver dividends of democracy to Lagosians across every area of human needs.
She said that this was by directing its training and capacity development programmes to both generic and technical areas of competency.
According to her, one of the notable achievements and innovations to training programmes under the administration of Sanwo-Olu is the introduction of on-line learning programmes starting with Webinar series.
Ponnle said this ensured that capacity of the entire workforce were developed even during the period of state-wide lockdown order.
The commissioner disclosed that within the past few months that the Webinar initiative started, 11 different series had been held, 10 Generic and one job specific for teachers.
‘There was also a Virtual Launch of the pilot of the Lagos State Learning Management System (LMS) with over 10,000 members of staff uploaded, giving access to over 500 training courses.
‘The pilot Phase of Executive Coaching Programme for Executive Council Members was also launched with 30 per cent of cabinet members enrolled.
‘The initiative was in partnership with International Coaching Federation accredited coaches, whereby cabinet members are offered one-on-one coaching sessions to provide support in developing their personal, professional and political aspirations,” she said.
Ponnle said the launch of the Learning Management System and the various Webinar series were aimed at achieving a paradigm shift from learning being an event to being a continuous process.
She said that this would ensure a workforce that was equipped with relevant skills, knowledge and competencies to deliver the dividends of democracy to the teeming population of the state.
Federal Road Projects: FEC approves refunds of N148bn to Rivers, Ondo, 3 others
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved refund of N148billion expended on federal roads by Rivers, Cross River, Ondo, Bayelsa and Osun states.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the third virtual meeting of the FEC, held at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Mohammed said the approval of the refund followed a memo presented by the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola.
He said: “You will recall that in 2016, 36 states of the federation sent a very huge bill to the federal government, asking for compensation for money that they have expended on federal roads.
“This prompted Mr President to set up a committee to go and verify the claims of these 36 states, whether indeed these projects were actually constructed, were they completed, in line with the federal government standards.
“At the end of that exercise by an inter-ministerial committee, chaired by the minister of works and housing, but also had Ministers of Education, Transportation, Finance, Minister of State for Works, DG BPP and Permanent Secretary Cabinet Office as members.
“At the end of that exercise, the committee recommended that the federal government should refund N550,364,297.31 billion to 31 of the 36 states, after they were convinced that, yes indeed, the projects were completed and they were federal government roads.
“But the claims of five other states Cross River, Rivers, Ondo, Bayelsa and Osun failed on the grounds that they did not do proper documentation and the committee felt they needed proper documentation.
“So, the committee went back with new terms of reference to ensure that the claims of the five states were in order, that is why the BPP is on the committee.
“So, at the end of the exercise, the committee now reported that the five states – Cross River with 20 roads and one bridge will get a refund of N18,394,737,608.85, Ondo with six roads to get a refund of N7,822,147,577.08, and Osun with two roads and one bridge to get a refund of N2,468,938,876.78.
Mohammed said the committees confirmed the roads and the bridges, that not only were they completed, they were in substantial good form, adding that some of the bridges and roads were built about 10 years ago.
He, however, disclosed that “there is a caveat, as the federal government will pay the states but however, henceforth, if any state takes on federal government road, it will not be paid, they will not get any refund.
“Even if you want to pay from your own pocket, you will still need the permission of the federal government and it will be supervised by the federal ministry of works and housing.”
According to him, the modalities of refund are being worked out and payment will be made over a period of time.
Portugal’s GDP to drop between 7.5-11.8 pct this year due to COVID-19 impacts
The Portuguese Public Finances Council (CFP) estimated on Wednesday that the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) may fall between 7.5 percent and 11.8 percent this year due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the report “Economic and Budget Outlook 2020-2022“, the CFP pointed out “high uncertainty and inherent risks” in the current context of health crisis and contraction in economic activity due to the impacts of confinement measures.
“The base scenario anticipates a contraction of the product in 2020 of 7.5 percent, while in the severe scenario the reduction is 11.8 percent,” forecast the official body which oversees budgetary rules and public finances in Portugal.
According to the CFP, “the reduction in GDP in 2020 reflects, on the one hand, the significant decrease in external demand directed at Portugal with an impact on total exports, in particular on exports of services, due to the fall in demand in the tourism sector and related activities”.
There is also “postponement of investment and consumption by economic agents in a scenario of high uncertainty”, adds the CFP.
What will determine which scenario will become reality, will be the size of the shocks in global and external demand and the pace of normalization of domestic and foreign economic activities during the second half of 2020, said the CFP.
In 2021, the official agency estimated an increase in GDP between 3 percent and 4.7 percent, while in 2022 the increase would be 3.2 percent.
The reason for the optimism regarding the next two years is the “expectation that the shock in the economy is transitory. However, the common and widespread shock at the global level intensifies the downside risks for Portugal“.
Lockdown: FRSC tasks personnel on enforcement
The Corp Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has tasked Commanding Officers to approach the enforcement of the Presidential directives with all vigour.
The Corps Public Education Officer, Mr Bisi Kazeem, disclosed this in a statement released to the News Agency of Nigeria, on Wednesday in Abuja.
NAN reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the recommendations of the Presidential Task Force on the commencement of the Phase II of eased lockdown, spanning from June 2 to June 29.
Oyeyemi said the call was necessary in order to flatten the curve of the deadly pandemic in the country.
According to him, the directive is to further reiterate FRSC’s commitment towards sustaining existing collaborations with the national, subnational governments and key stakeholders in the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
He said it was to further ensure that the order on restrictions were diligently and effectively enforced with all sense of professionalism, civility and resilience.
He charged commanding officers to ensure adequate deployment of personnel on all routes.
“As the nation moves into the second phase of the eased lockdown regime, personnel must show diligence.
“They must ensure total enforcement of inter state travels, compulsory use of non medical facemasks and physical distancing, amongst motorists,” he said.
Oyeyemi decried the alarming upsurge in deaths and spread of the virus across the country, which he said had become a major priority operation of the corps.
He ordered commanding officers to ensure the full utilisation of the work force through effective deployment of personnel to arrest without hesitation.
“Any motorist who contravenes the national orders by overloading their vehicles, violating directives on inter state travels and compulsory use of facemasks would be sanctioned.
“Commanding Officers must ensure that the vehicles are impounded and the occupants handed over to the Police for prosecution in the Court of Law for contravening the Presidential Orders.
“Except the vehicles and the occupants were accredited essential workers with proof of identification, conveying agricultural produce, manufactured goods or petroleum products,”he said.
Oyeyemi called on the public to take advantage of FRSC’s numerous public relations platform to report any driver sighted violating the Presidential orders.
“The public is hereby directed to call Centre through the toll free line: 122 or the studio of the National Traffic Radio, 107.1 FM through the telephone lines: 08052998090 and 09067000015 for immediate action.
Oyo govt. to establish agency for PLWDs
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State says his administration will soon establish an agency that will cater for the needs and wellbeing of people living with disabilities (PLWDs).
Makinde stated this on Wednesday in Ibadan, while flagging off the distribution of palliatives to selected 200 people living with one form of disability or the other.
He said that the plan to establish the agency was to fulfill the promises made during his electioneering that such an agency would be set up.
“During electioneering, I made a promise to the people living with disabilities that when I become the governor of the state, I would set up an agency for PLWDs.
“I want to assure you that before the second anniversary of this government, it will be done,” he stated.
The governor said that the era of impostors taking the benefits of what belonged to the people with disabilities had become a thing of the past, stressing that his administration would continue to identify with the vulnerable in the state.
Earlier, Mr Bimbo Adekanbi, the Executive Assistant to the Governor on Persons with Disabilities, appreciated Makinde for identifying with people having various forms of disabilities and making them beneficiaries of palliatives in the state.
Speaking on behalf of the Association of PWDs in the state, Mr James Olukayode expressed gratitude to the state government for the palliatives, describing the gesture as “another feather to the cap of the Oyo State government.”
Olukayode noted that the policies and programmes of the present administration in the state were friendly to people with disabilities.
Edo Guber primaries: APC generates N135m from sale of forms
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has so far realised N135 million from the sale of expression of interest and nomination forms to six Edo governorship aspirants participating in the party’s primaries slated for June 22.
The APC National Organising Secretary, Mr Emma Ibediro, had on May 20 issued the timetable for the party’s primaries in the two states.
According to him, this includes N2.5 million for Expression of Interest Form and N20 million for the Nomination Form.
The party’s national organising scribe also released the list of Edo governorship aspirants who have so far purchased and submitted the forms.
Maggi launches novel website for African dishes, embellishes Yelo Pèppè drama
At a virtual media briefing on Wednesday, the company said the brand’s latest launches were just a few of the innovative ways MAGGI is meeting its consumers’ digital and nutritional appetites.
According to it, it is also adding to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future.
Dominique Allier, Business Executive Officer for Culinary at Nestlé Central and West Africa, said: “MAGGI innovates once more by providing different variations of beloved African dishes that offer something for every food lover.
“We are proud to be the first region worldwide chosen by MAGGI to launch this unique website,” he added.
Also, Akua Kwakwa, Nutrition, Health and Wellness Manager for Nestlé Central and West Africa, said that the new website was built in collaboration with top African chefs, expert nutritionists and local food influencers.
According to her, it also provides helpful tips in some recipes on how to boost your iron intake and balance dishes.
“As well as highlighting the importance of including nutritious diets in our daily lives with well-known family favourites; people across the globe now have easy access to traditional African recipes we know and love.
“The higher the score, the more balanced the meal is,” she said.
There are recipes for kids, adventurous cooks, those who love a classic dish and time-saving one pot meals, all available in English and French.
Following the success of Yelo Pèppèseason one, which recorded over 20.3 million online views, MAGGI is excited to present the new second season of the popular show to its fans, bringing back its beloved characters from the first season.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that notable celebrities including: Ade Laoye, who is now one of the best-known food bloggers in the region, Anita Erskine, Shirley Manso and Sophy Aiid were part of the cast.
The brand aims to boost the nutrition of families by improving the nutritional profile of its bouillons and other products through reducing salt and increasing micronutrients such as iron, to help tackle iron deficiency.
MAGGI pledges to use more familiar ingredients that people know and can find in their kitchens, ingredients such as smoked fish, shrimp, onions, garlic, ginger and chilli pepper.
UN chief calls for solidarity in response to COVID-19
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for solidarity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and a “people’s vaccine” against the virus.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is causing enormous human suffering and economic hardship around the world. We need a much stronger response of unity and solidarity, if we are to get through this pandemic together and build a safer, more stable future,” Guterres told an extraordinary inter-sessional summit of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS).
Economic stimulus in response to the pandemic must prioritize putting cash in the hands of those most badly affected, and increasing social protection for the vulnerable, he told the virtual event.
Small island developing countries face particular challenges. Many are heavily indebted, on the front lines of the climate crisis, and rely heavily on tourism and remittances — sectors that are among the hardest hit, he noted.
African countries’ rapid and effective response to COVID-19 holds lessons for other countries and regions. However, much still lies in the balance. Without urgent action, economic recession could push millions of people across the continent into extreme poverty and hunger, he warned.
“This cannot be allowed to happen. We are pushing hard for international action to support African countries, strengthen health systems, maintain food supplies, protect jobs and keep households and businesses afloat.”
Global, unifying solutions are lagging behind. One such solution would be a vaccine against COVID-19, he said. “I repeat my call for this to be made available quickly, affordably and equally. It must be seen as a global public good, as the people’s vaccine.”
Israeli scientists directly observe light flow using unique quantum microscope
Israeli researchers have recorded flow of light using a unique quantum microscope, the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) said on Wednesday.
According to the Technion, this is a dramatic breakthrough in the field of quantum science, as a Technion research team directly observed the light trapped inside a photonic crystal.
In this research, published in the journal Nature, all the experiments were performed using a unique ultrafast transmission electron microscope, developed by the Technion.
Using the microscope, the scientists were able to change the color and angle of light that illuminates samples of nano materials and map their interactions with electrons.
“This is the first time we can actually see the dynamics of light while it is trapped in nano materials, rather than relying on computer simulations”, the researchers said.
This breakthrough may have an impact on numerous potential applications, including the design of new quantum materials for storing quantum basic units (bits) with greater stability.
Similarly, it can help improve the sharpness of colors on cell phones, televisions and other kinds of screens.
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- Federal Road Projects: FEC approves refunds of N148bn to Rivers, Ondo, 3 others
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- Oyo govt. to establish agency for PLWDs
- Edo Guber primaries: APC generates N135m from sale of forms
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