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50,000 People Apply For 1,000 Teaching Jobs In Lagos

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Mr. Suru Avoseh, a member, Lagos State Civil Service Commission, says no fewer than 50,000 applicants had applied for one thousand vacant teaching jobs announced by the state government in 2019.

Avoseh made this known during the New Year Party organized by the Badagry Women Development Forum on Sunday in Badagry.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Lagos State Government had on Nov. 11 announced the plans to employ one thousand teachers into the public secondary schools across the state.

Avoseh said some of the applicants that qualified for the job had been invited for the examination.

“After the examination, those that passed and meet up with the standard will be called for oral interviews.

“At present, some of the applicants who succeeded in the examination have started receiving text messages through their phone numbers.

“It is certain that not everybody that applied for the job will be employed, and not all that passed the examination will be given employment,” the commission member said.

He said that shortly Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and Civil Service Commission would soon start to employ people in the state.

“We will soon start employment too; every motion has been put in place and we have discussed it with the Head of Service.

“Currently, we have commenced staff auditing to know the number of vacancies to be filled up.

“It is after the auditing that the commission will be able to tell Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu the number of staff to be employed.

“So, we are making the preparation now,” Avoseh said.

He challenged women in Badagry to take over from the men in politics for the sake of development of the city.

Avoseh urged them to fight for their rightful place in politics, adding that they had every right to contest for any political post of their choice.

Also, Mrs Funmilola Olajide, Director, Lagos State Office of Special Education, urged women to be best friends of their children.

Olajide said that this would make the children tell them things that happened outside their homes.

“Create time for your children so that when they are abused they will tell you.

“Stop putting them under an uncle or your nearby friend; this is dangerous because these area sisters can abuse them.

“Always make children feel at home,” she said.

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BREAKING: Kaduna Assembly Speaker Resigns

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Speaker of Kaduna Assembly, Hon. Aminu Abdullahi Shagali, has resigned from his position.

Sources from the Assembly said Shagali tendered his resignation before the commencement of Plenary session on Tuesday morning

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JUST IN: Court Finds Olisa Metuh, Firm Guilty Of First Count In N400m Fraud Trial

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The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, convicted a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisah Metuh, and his firm, Destra Investments Limited, of the first of the seven counts instituted against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Ruling on the first count in his judgement, Justice Okon Abang ruled that a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, unlawfully transferred the sum of N400 million to the defendants in November 2014.

The judge ruled that Metuh and his firm reasonably ought to have known that the sum of N400 million paid to them formed part of the proceeds of the unlawful activity of the ex-NSA because they had no form of a contractual relationship with the ONSA.

According to the judge, Dasuki transferred the money to the defendants “in breach of public trust”.

He dismissed the contention of the defence who argued that the defendants could not be convicted for the money laundering offence because Dasuki, who is currently being prosecuted, had yet to be convicted for the predicate offence of breach of trust and corruption.

The judge said, contrary to the argument, “the predicate offence and the money laundering offence are intertwined”.

“The success or failure of the predicate offence does not determine the success or failures of the money laundering offence,” the judge added.

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Lagos Government To Demolish Buildings In Banana Island, Parkview, Ikoyi

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Worried by the persistent violation of building permit laws in Lagos State, the Government has disclosed that it would not hesitate to pull down structures in Banana Island, Ikoyi, Parkview and other highbrow areas.

The announcement came as the State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) intensify enforcement with the sealing of buildings to prevent collapse buildings cases in the state.

Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako, disclosed the Government plan in a statement posted on his official twitter handle, lamenting that several buildings within these highbrow areas were erected without permits.

According to him, it is highly regrettable that most of the buildings within these highbrow areas are either without planning permits or built beyond approved units. And this was discovered during our week-long massive enforcement on Planning permit in Ikoyi, Parkview, Banana Island, and environs.

“It was also observed that many commenced construction without recourse to LASBCA as stipulated in the Lagos State Urban and Regional Planning Law. In view of this flagrant disregard for the extant planning laws of the state.

“The Lagos Government henceforth will not hesitate to apply the full wrath of the law against such violators and to ensure compliance with the planning laws and regulations in the State”.

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