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Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, has approved the recruitment of additional 1,200 teachers for the Junior and Senior Secondary schools in the state.

The Deputy Director of Public Affairs at the State Ministry of Education, Adesegun Ogundeji, revealed this in a statement on Friday.

Governor Ambode had hinted at the recruitment when he addressed residents and stakeholders at the last quarterly town hall meeting held recently at the Ibeju Lekki area of the state.

He promised that his administration would employ more teachers in public schools to meet up with the manpower required to cover all public schools across the state.

Confirming the development in the state, Deputy Governor of the state, Mrs Idiat Adebule, said the 1,200 teachers was an addition to the 1000 teachers which the governor had approved for recruitment into primary schools in the state.

Adebule, who oversees the affairs of the State Ministry of Education, disclosed that guidelines for the application would be released soon in accordance with the Civil Service Rules.

She was hopeful that the development would further aid teaching and learning in the public schools, stressing that it was attracting more enrollment in the last three years.

The deputy governor attributed the progress to the government efforts towards improving infrastructure and welfare of teaching and non-teaching staff in its service.

She noted that the improved facilities and staff motivation were evident in the high-performance rate of the students of the state in local and international competitions.

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Police To Sanction Atiku Wife’s Orderly For Carrying Her Bag At Event

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The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has vowed to sanction the police orderly of Titi Abubakar, wife of Atiku Abubakar, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, for carrying her handbag at an event in Abuja, recently.

Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Police Public Relations Officer, made the vow in a tweet on Thursday, in response to a Twitter user who expressed reservations about the policewoman seen carrying Mrs. Abubakar’s handbag while she was delivering a speech at the event in Abuja on Wednesday.

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has vowed to sanction the police orderly of Titi Abubakar, wife of Atiku Abubakar, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, for carrying her handbag at an event in Abuja, recently.

Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Police Public Relations Officer, made the vow in a tweet on Thursday, in response to a Twitter user who expressed reservations about the policewoman seen carrying Mrs. Abubakar’s handbag while she was delivering a speech at the event in Abuja on Wednesday.

Mrs. Abubakar had apparently handed her handbag to the police orderly while delivering her address at the unveiling of the SHE Campaign, which she organised to rally the support of the women folk for her husband’s 2023 presidential bid.

The picture of the police orderly carrying her bag trended on social media after it was shared by a Twitter user, Ifeoma, @Fifi_Ify, who expressed reservations about the officer “being turned into a maid.”

She had noted, “When a private citizen can turn our uniform force member into her maid, why won’t the police forget their primary duty and only dance to the tune of the elites? @BenHundeyin is this how it’s supposed to be?”

Responding to her tweet, Prince Adejobi said the police have commenced necessary action against the orderly, and would also reach out to her principal, Mrs. Abubakar.

“This is not acceptable. We have commenced necessary action on this. We will fish her out and get across to the principal. The AIG Special Protection Unit has been contacted to assist us get the woman police. Gradually, we will sanitise the system,” he said.

“How can an orderly be carrying bag for her madam, i am sure the madam will have a PA, and that is the PAs job, its an absurdity and this is condemned in its totality.”

This is not the first time a police officer carrying out the job of a personal assistant is raising eyebrows.

In March, Dr. Nimota Nihinlola Akanbi, chairman of the governing board of National Secondary School Education, stirred up similar controversy when her police orderly, Yahaya Abubakar, was captured in a video carrying a plate of food for her.

Abubakar was subsequently summoned by the police authority, but Mrs. Akanbi later claimed that the plate of food was meant for the officer.

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BREAKING: DPO Abducted Three Months Ago Freed By Kidnappers

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CSP Sani Mohammed Gyadi-Gyadi, the Divisional Police Officer, (DPO) of Birnin Gwari Division, Kaduna State abducted about three months ago has been freed by his abductors.

Gyadi-Gyadi was abducted on his way to resume at his new police division.

The circumstances surrounding his freedom were not clear, but according to PRNigeria, he was released through a sophisticated intelligence-coordinated operation led by the joint security service early Thursday morning.

Gyadi-Gyadi who was kidnapped by terrorists in July this year was taken to a health facility in the Kaduna for a medical checkup, immediately after his release.

“He is stable, but doctors are monitoring his health condition,” a close relative of Gyadi-Gyadi said.

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Lagos Riverine Communities Get Red Alert From Government Over Flood

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Lagos State Government yesterday alerted residents, especially those living on the banks of the Ogun River, to be ready to protect themselves because of the high intensity of flooding occasioned by heavy rainfall and the release of water.

According to a statement by the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello, October is the peak period that may bring about flooding of the areas that are contiguous to the Ogun River.

Bello said going by the projection of the Seasonal Rainfall Pattern released early in the year by the Nigerian Metrological Services (NIMET), the peak of the resurgent rainfall for the year would be in October.

He said the situation might also be worsened by the release of water from Oyan Dam by the managers, Ogun Oshun River Basin Development Authority, which had increased the level of water in the lagoon.

The commissioner added that identified areas such as Ketu, Alapere, Agric, Owode onirin, Ajegunle, Alagbole, Kara, Isheri olowora, Araromi Otun orisha community, Agiliti, Maidan, Mile 12, Odo Ogun, Owode elede, Agboyi 1, Agboyi II and Agboyi III must have to be alerted to relocate upland at any time.

He said the state was working in concert with the Ogun Oshun River Basin Development Authority to ensure the water released from the dam had a minimal negative impact on the residents.

Bello said in light of these, the Ogun Osun River Basin Authority informed that it had so far released approximately 670.7 million cubic meters (mcm) volume of water from January 2022 to date.

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