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2014 Budget Defence: Reps Fault N1bn Allocation For Travels, Conferences In Education Ministry

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wike-r8ty495werwThe N1bn vote of the Ministry of Education for travels and conferences in the 2014 budget has been described as ‘wasteful’ by the House of Representatives, which has also called for an immediate review of the proposal.

A visibly angry Committee of the House of Representatives on Education at a 2014 budget defence session with the supervising Minister of Education, Mr. Nyeson Nwike, noted that the N1bn voted for travels was 50 per cent of the N2bn allocated for training of teachers.

Chairman of the Committee, Mr. Aminu Suleiman, described the proposal for travels as “irrelevant and adds little value”.

He added, “The Nigerian Union of Teachers, even ASUU members, have complained that if the money budgeted for training and retraining of ministry staff yearly is enough to train and retrain all the teachers in this country.

“We should be concerned more about the quality of education our children get, and it can be improved on if we pay adequate attention to teachers’ training”.

Another member, Mr. Jerry Alagboso, observed that the allocation to the ministry for its internal operations jumped from N70bn in 2013 to N90bn this year.

But, the minister said he shared the worries expressed by the lawmakers and wished that he had the powers to re-allocate some of the funds to areas of urgent importance.

He blamed the Ministry of Finance and the Budget Office of the Federation for the anomaly.

Wike cited the provision for capital projects in the education sector, which he said had dropped from N71.23bn in 2013 to N49.53bn in 2014 as example.

According to him, “This is a significant drop of about 30.46 per cent. This sharp drop will surely impose constraints and challenges on the ministry in the implementation of its policy programmes.

Information Nigeria reports that the total budget allocated to the education sector this year is N493.45bn compared to the N437.47bn voted in 2013.

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Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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 Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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Kidnappers on Friday abducted the wife of Olugbenga Ale, Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

According to reports, she was kidnapped around Owena after the Joseph Ayo Babalola University while on her way back to Ondo from Lagos State.

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The police spokesman in the state, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the news to Channels Television on Friday.

This development is coming about twenty-four hours after a first-class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government, Oba Isreal Adeusi, was murdered by suspected kidnappers.

 

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TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities

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The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.

The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.

Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%
cashback.

TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
gaming experience.

The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
absolutely enjoy.

The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.

The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.

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BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying

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BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying

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A member of the House of Representatives, Victor Mela has been sentenced to one-month imprisonment by a Magistrate Court in Wuse, Zone 6.

The lawmaker who represents Billiri/Balanga federal constituency was, however, given an option of fine.

Also Read: North Is The Worst Place To Live In Nigeria -Sultan of Sokoto

Recall that on November 10 that a magistrate court found the lawmaker guilty of lying under oath while filling the CD001 INEC form prior to the 2019 elections.

The magistrate had, however, set a different date for sentencing of the lawmaker after his lawyer pleaded for leniency.

Mr Mela swore to an affidavit thrice, denying citizenship of another country whereas he has a British passport.

 

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