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Oyo police command decorates 15 promoted officers

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Oyo police command decorates 15 promoted officers

The Oyo State Police Command, on Tuesday in Ibadan, decorated 15 police officers promoted from the rank of Superintendent (SP) to Chief Superintendent (CSP).


While decorating the officers, the state Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr Shina Olukolu, urged them to redouble their efforts and be more committed to the values of the police force.

According to him, promotion comes with additional responsibilities.

“You need to justify your promotion and show that your recommendation for promotion was not a mistake,” he said.

Olukolu, however, expressed the regretted that one of the promoted officers died before the day’s decoration, while another was on sick bed.

Speaking on behalf of the newly-promoted officers, CSP Amos Ajadi, appreciated the Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, the Police Service Commission as well as the state police commission for the promotion.

He called on officers awaiting their own promotion not to give up, adding that they should not see those promoted as being the best, adding “we were just privileged.”

Edited by: Moses Solanke and ‘Wale Sadeeq

 

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Farmer laments over difficulties in disposal of poultry waste in Lagos

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A poultry farmer, Mr Joel Oduware, has lamented over the challenges faced by local farmers in Lagos State in the disposal of poultry waste.


Oduware, made this complaint in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Lagos.

The farmer said a number poultry farmers in the state were closing shop owing to the issue of inadequate poultry waste disposal.

“The disposal of poultry waste is a very big issue to poultry farmers in Lagos. Most farms in the state are closing shop because of the issue of poultry waste disposal.

“The inability to find adequate means to dispose poultry waste in the state has posed a major challenge to the industry.

“We have very big issues with the disposal of poultry waste in this state; the government needs to come back with the project on poultry waste management scheme.

“To commence the scheme, the government should liaise with the poultry farmers on how to manage the waste they generate.

“The government should work out a formula on poultry waste management that local poultry farmers in the state can key into effectively,” the farmer said.

Oduware said the issue of inadequate poultry waste disposal was peculiar to farmers in Lagos, unlike other states that have adequate land spaces to process the waste into organic fertiliser.

He also decried the epileptic services of the waste disposal agents in the state who rarely came to evacuate the poultry waste in good time.

“In rural areas like Ogun and Oyo states, poultry farmers do not have issues with waste disposal but actually generate extra income from them.

“What they do is that they bury the poultry waste in the ground because of the land space available and generate organic fertilisers from them and sell them to local crop farmers.

“The reverse is the case in Lagos because you cannot just go dig up anywhere to bury poultry waste, waste management have pushed a lot of poultry farmers out of business.

“I was once reported to the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency that my farm was generating waste that constituted environmental nuisance.

“We pay the waste collectors to pick up the poultry waste but they are epileptic in their services and do not come to pick up our waste in good time,” Oduware said

Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Maharazu Ahmed (NAN)

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Expert decries deficiency in management of students with disabilities

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Dr Badewa Adejugbe-Williams, an expert in the management of students with diverse physical and neurodevelopment disabilities, has decried the dearth in the educational management of students with various disabilities in the country.


Adejugbe-Williams, who is the founder, Royal School of Education Therapy Foundation (RSETF), an Abuja based school for children with disability like autism, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy, stated this at a news conference, on Tuesday in Abuja.

She said that as part of efforts to address the deficiencies, the foundation had concluded plans to train educators and specialists to deal with variety of students and their needs.

She disclosed that the foundation would partner with the Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo to achieve its objective.

Adejugbe-Williams, also revealed that the programme had been approved by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to offer series of one-year online Special Education Teacher Certificate Courses.

“The Royal School of Educational Therapy Foundation (RSETF) is aware of the skills deficiency in the educational management of the ordinary student across the country.

“This deficiency is greater emphasised when dealing with students with disabilities who require educational specialists to help their learning process, and educational management to help them fulfil their innate potential.

“With the absence of educational specialists, who understand the issues at play when dealing with students with diverse learning styles and abilities, there is the very likelihood that these students would eventually drop out of school, get stalled in their educational progress, be largely ignored, or fall through the gaps.

RSETF recognises the need to train educators to deal with variety of students and student-needs and therefore partner with the Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo, with the aim of promoting school effectiveness and improved learning outcomes for all pupils, especially those with diverse physical and neurodevelopment disabilities in Nigeria,” she said.

She explained that the partnership programmes are in Regular Special Education Teacher Certificate, Advanced Special Education Teacher Certificate and International Special Education Teacher Certificate.

“Others are Advanced Special Education Teacher Certificates in partnership with both FCESO and IBCCES.”

Edited By: Ismail Abdulaziz (NAN)

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Court dissolves 3-year-old marriage over alleged deception, laziness

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A Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Tuesday dissolve a three-year-old union between a caterer and mother of one, Bukola Obadipe and her husband, Ayodeji over deception and laziness.


Bukola Obadipe had petitioned the Customary Court to dissolve her three year-old union to her husband over deception and laziness.

Bukola, who lived at Alakia-Airport area, testified before Chief Ademola Odunade, the court’s President and Alhaji Suleiman Apanpa and Alhaji Rafiu Raji, pointed out that her husband was not only deceitful, but also lazy and a drawback to her life.

She further contended that her spouse had no milk of human kindness in him because he often went out to eat outside without making provisions for her and their child.

“Ayodeji promised me heaven and earth before I eventually married him, but tortured me with starvation and irresponsibility.

“Then, I decided to work harder for our mutual upliftment and survival. However, I noticed that he kept undermining all my effort by just feeding fat on my little earnings and refusing to work.

“If I got him a job, Ayodeji would not work, but chose to play around, return home to eat and sleep.

“In fact, he never did anything when I became pregnant till when a surgery was performed on me during delivery.

“Ayodeji prefers to follow politicians around for crumbs and tell lies against me,” Bukola said.

The respondent consented to the suit, but could not deny most of the allegations leveled against him.

Instead, Ayodeji who resides at Oke-Itunun area, raised new issues as to why he wanted the court to dissolve the marriage.

“My lord, Bukola has completely ruined my life since I came across her.

“I was a famous Fashion Designer in Akure and tailoring was so profitable for me before Bukola brought bad luck to my business and life.

“I wooed her on facebook and the first time she visited me in Akure we had sexual intercourse together and that was the last straw that broke my camel’s back spiritually.

“Bukola hipnotised me into marrying her and I unconsciously followed her to Ibadan where I became jobless and started washing her wears for her.

“She made me abandon my tailoring profession and took me to a lonely place in Ibadan where she turned me to a peasant farmer.

“The only hope I have now is the only child we had together, her father himself described her as a devil incarnate,” Ayodeji explained.

The Court’s President pronounced the marriage dissolved in the interest of peaceful living.

He awarded custody of the only child in the marriage to the petitioner and directed the respondent to pay N4,000 as the child’s monthly feeding allowance in addition to paying her school fees and other welfare.

The court president advised young men and women to be mindful of where and how they come about their lovers.

Edited By: Olawunmi Ashafa/Felix Ajide (NAN)

 

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COVID-19: Nigeria records 288 new cases, total now 44,129, with 896 deaths

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced  288 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country, which brought the total number of infections to 44,129.


The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Monday.

The agency said that eight new deaths were reported,  bringing the total number of fatalities to 896 across the country. 

The NCDC said that the new infections were recorded in Lagos, the Federal Capital Territory and 13 states.

It stated that Lagos topped the list with 88 new cases, while the FCT reported 25 fresh infections.

Among others were  Kwara, 33, Osun, 27, Enugu, 25, Abia, 20, Kaduna, 17, Plateau and Rivers,  13 each, Delta,  10, and Gombe,  8.

The agency stressed that states with fewer cases include Ogun, 4, Oyo, 3, Katsina,  1 and Bauchi, 1.

It disclosed that the Lagos State Government reported the recovery of 10,946 COVID-19 patients who were being managed at home.

According to it, till  date, 44,129 cases have been confirmed, 20,663 cases discharged and 896 deaths recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The health agency noted that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, would continue to coordinate the national response activities across the country.

Meanwhile, the  health agency added that washing of  hands frequently with soap under running water was one of the best ways to stop the transmission of diseases like COVID-19 from person to person or after touching contaminated surfaces.

“#TakeResponsibility to keep yourself and loved ones safe and healthy.

“This election period, #TakeResponsibility by adhering to guidelines to protect ourselves  and loved ones from COVID-19, including Physical distancing, Use of hand sanitisers and Use of face mask,” it advised.

The NCDC said there was no specific cure for COVID-19, adding however that some  trial drugs showed promising results but were yet to be validated for use.

“In Nigeria, use of hydroxychloroquine is only limited to clinical trials.

“Please #TakeResponsibility and avoid self-medication,” it stressed.

The agency warned that a high percentage of those infected with COVID-19 did not show any symptom of the disease.

“So, to protect yourself and everyone around you, wear a face mask, maintain physical distancing, wash your hands frequently and follow all guidelines from the NCDC website,” it said.

 

Edited By: Chidinma Agu/Hadiza Mohammed-Aliyu (NAN)

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