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Gov. Okowa, others dragged to court over poor standard of school

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The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has recorded a claim asking the Federal High Court to: “constraint representative Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa of Delta State to clarify the difference between budgetary allotments to essential instruction and the truth that few of the around 1,124 elementary schools over the State are wrecked, and with poor educating offices.”

This was made known to GISTOK on Sunday by Kolawole Oluwadare,

As per the SERAP claim: “a huge number of Nigerian kids are by and large abandoned in Delta state and their prospects put in risk. These youngsters are in effect, duped, and they have the right to realize how much precisely has the state government spent somewhere in the range of 2015 and 2019, on their instruction.”

Joined as Defendants in the suit are the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and Delta State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).

In the suit number FHC/L/CS/803/2019 documented on Friday under the watchful eye of the Federal High Court in Lagos, SERAP contended: “The refusal by the senator, UBEC and SUBEB to react to SERAP’s FOI solicitations must be interpreted to mean forswearing of the data looked for. We shouldn’t need to request the data on spending on elementary schools in the state.

“The poor states of grade schools over the state would appear to recommend that the administration has surrendered poor kids in Delta state.”

SERAP had, in discrete Freedom of Information solicitations to the senator, UBEC and SUBEB a month ago, stated: “The instance additionally buttresses the proof of training shortage in the state of Success Adegor, who was sent home since her folks couldn’t pay the illicit school charge/toll of N900 and the lacking and low-quality instruction foundation of Okotie-Eboh Primary School 1, Sapele.”

The suit read to a limited extent: “We look for a request of the court allowing leave to apply for the legal audit and to look for a request of mandamus convincing representative Okowa, UBEC, and SUBEB to give to SERAP subtleties of payment and spending of UBEC reserves dispensed to the Delta State government.”

“The representative, UBEC and SUBEB have nothing to lose if the data is discharged to SERAP and individuals from general society. It is in light of a legitimate concern for equity that the data be discharged. Except if the reliefs looked for thus are in all actuality, the senator, UBEC and SUBEB will keep on being in a break of the Freedom of Information Act, and other established and statutory duties.”

“The data is expected to confirm and build up reality about the spending on instruction by the administration, for the motivations behind straightforwardness and responsibility. There must be the responsibility for the huge budgetary allotments to essential instruction in the state, including the assets given by UBEC. Giving the mentioned data will likewise enable the residents to follow the dimension of execution of training ventures in the state.”

“Access to data held by open specialists is a principal component of the privilege to the opportunity of articulation ensured by Section 39 of the Nigerian Constitution of 1999 (as corrected) and imperative to the best possible working of any vote based framework.”

“We look for a request of the court for exposure of subtleties of budgetary allotments and real spending by Delta State government somewhere in the range of 2015 and 2019, including explicit ventures did to improve access to free and quality essential instruction in the express, the areas of such activities and the elementary schools that have profited by the tasks, and subtleties of what the administration is doing to improve access to training for youngsters with inabilities.”

“We likewise look for exposure of subtleties of reports, assuming any, made to UBEC by the Delta state government on explicit ventures did to guarantee improvement of access to free and quality essential instruction in Delta state somewhere in the range of 2015 and 2019, the areas of such tasks and the grade schools that have profited by the activities.”

“We look for a request of the court for exposure of subtleties of the means the administration is taking to improve the general welfare of youngsters in elementary schools crosswise over Delta State just as subtleties of the administration’s without expense program, assuming any, crosswise over grade schools in the State and data on circuitous costs, including outfits, practice books, and transport expenses to understudies and their folks.”

“We look for a request of the court for divulgence of explicit subtleties of the means the UBEC is taking to guarantee improvement of the general welfare of youngsters in elementary schools crosswise over Delta State just as subtleties of explicit ventures by the UBEC to guarantee improvement of access to instruction for kids with handicaps in Delta State.”

“We look for a request of the court for exposure of subtleties of payment by the UBEC and SUBEB to the Delta State government and genuine spending by the legislature on grade school instruction checked, including explicit ventures did to improve access to free and quality essential training in Delta State, the areas of such undertakings and the elementary schools that have profited by the tasks.”

SERAP’s FOI solicitations to the senator, UBEC and SUBEB read partially: “Full advancement of human identity is the basic goal of instruction. A solid Delta State, later on, requires a solid training framework today. A poor instruction framework will seriously disable Delta State’s future development, advancement, and manageability, both socially and financially.”

“SERAP takes note of that since expecting office; your legislature has gotten over N7.8 billion from Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC). Your legislature has additionally gotten assets from government assignments to Delta State. Your administration got to over N3 billion of UBEC assets somewhere in the range of 2015 and 2016, while additionally purportedly affirmed the arrival of N1.28 billion partner assets to empower it to get to UBEC assets for 2017. Your legislature likewise got N213 billion from Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) in 2018, at a normal of N17.8 billion month to month.”

In the meantime, no date has been fixed for becoming aware of the suit.

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Buhari approves new appointment

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President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that It will replace Captain Muthar Usman. Until his appointment, Nuhu was the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

He is an airline pilot, security expert, leading quality control auditor, and artificial intelligence expert. Nuhu has a master’s degree. Bachelor of Business in Aviation and was in the Presidential Air Fleet as Captain and security officer.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He also worked at Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organizations.

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Declare state of emergency on education – CLO tells Gov Emmanuel

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The Civil Liberties Organization, a chapter of the state of Akwa Ibom, has asked Governor Udom Emmanuel to declare a state of emergency in the state’s education sector.

The president of CLO in the state, Franklyn Isong, said this in his office in Uyo, the state capital while informing journalists as part of activities to commemorate World Teachers’ Day with the theme “Young teachers: the future of the profession.”

He said the need became necessary to stop the serious decomposition of infrastructure and insecurity in state public schools.

Isong criticized the content of the education presentation recently organized by the state government, describing it as “urbanized” and not with the intention of capturing the deep crisis that was shaking the sector in the state.

He said: “It is worrisome and sad that most public schools in some communities in Akwa Ibom state are in ruins, insecure and left to the destiny of the communities without government attention.

“All that is needed is for the Governor to take bold steps by declaring a state of emergency in the education sector to build more classroom blocks in rural and urban schools, provide good infrastructure such as science equipment, libraries, laboratories, as well as review the education curriculum to ensure a better and safe future for children in the state of Akwa Ibom. ”

He thanked the state government for tameing the right to basic education of the Akwa Ibom child in free and compulsory education and urged the state government to do what is necessary.

“The right to basic education of all Nigerian children, as enshrined in the Child Rights Act of 2003 in Article 15 (1), had been tamed under the Akwa Ibom State Child Rights Act, to ensure that every child in the State of Akwa Ibom the right to compulsory, free and qualitative basic education. ”

Isong added that; “In the Fundamental Principles and Directives of State Policy, as set out in Chapter 2, Section 13 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 (as amended), the government has the responsibility to ensure that the education of Nigerian children be free and qualitative. ”

He also urged the government to address the numerous complaints of delays in the payment of pensions and unpaid tips to relatives of late elementary school teachers with delays in 1991 and to provide an improved social assistance package for teachers in public schools throughout the state.

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We will attack DSTV, MTN, Shoprite, Stanbic IBTC, others if they don’t leave Nigeria – Yoruba youths

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After the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and Nigerian companies in South Africa, the Oodua Youth Coalition, OYC, has granted South African companies and businesses seven ultimata to leave Nigeria.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that the group president, Oluyi Akintade Tayo, the refusal of the interested parties to give in to the notice of resignation will mean death.

While expressing disappointment at the attitude of South Africans against Nigerians living and working in South Africa, particularly what they described as the continued silence of the South African government on development, the group emphasized that during the apartheid era, which was the time Difficult of In the rainbow country, Nigeria was firm with them.

The statement says: “Oodua Youth Coalition (OYC), the most crucial youth group in Nigeria that projects and protects the Yoruba nation in the country, is sad and angry because South Africans, with the support of the country’s authorities, are coordinating the looting and burning of Nigerian businesses and mutilations and murders of our brothers and fathers on earth.

“It is unfortunate that South Africa, which under the apartheid regime had the support and solidarity of the Nigerians and the government while the white supremacists reigned supreme, is now turning to inflict physical and psychological pain and injury to the people whose parents committed great harm.” part of wages and profits and the community to end the apartheid reign.

“The circulating video in which Mr. Bongani Mkongi, the Vice Minister of Police of South Africa, defended the attacks against Nigerians and other Africans confirmed our previous fear and doubts about the guilt of the South African authorities. It is disconcerting that the country whose former leader, the late Nelson Mandela, recognized Nigeria’s efforts to elevate the South African-led government, is expelling other Africans, mostly Nigerians, energetically and with shame.

“We have tolerated the excesses of these South Africans whose businesses have prospered in Nigeria without any physical and psychological attack. For months, the coalition has written several letters to the South African consulate in Nigeria requesting meetings to chart a way forward and find a lasting solution for these unfortunate and barbaric incidents that have still been ignored or have run into a brick wall.

“OYC, after an emergency meeting, has concluded plans to, as a matter of urgency, attack all South African companies and facilities in Nigeria, especially in the southwest region of the country. DSTV, MTN, SHOPRITE, STANBIC IBTC, and other outlets are our goals.

“Therefore, we give these South African companies a maximum of seven days to leave Nigeria or forget them, since our coalition, with other groups and comrades throughout the country, will attack them and burn them to ashes,” reads the notice.

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