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Jonathan Sets Up C’ttee To Resolve HND/Degree Dichotomy

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wike-r8ty495werwThe Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, has said the existing dichotomy between Higher National Diploma (HND) and university degree holders will soon be resolved.

To this end, the minister disclosed that President Goodluck Jonathan had set up a committee, headed by Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Pius Anyim, to address the controversy.

Wike, who made this known in his address to chairmen of the Governing Councils of Federal Polytechnics and Federal Colleges of Education in Kaduna during a special retreat, said the SGF and members of the committee met, last week, with the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) to find way towards resolving the dichotomy.

He said other demands had also been resolved.

According to the minister, the release of the White Paper on visitation panels to Federal Polytechnics and Federal Colleges of Education is being concluded in the Office of the SGF.

A statement yesterday by Simeon Nwakaudu, the Special Assistant (Media) to the minister, said Wike urged chairmen of the governing councils to deploy their requisite skills to resolve the prolonged strike embarked upon by polytechnic lecturers.

The minister also urged the striking unions to reciprocate President Jonathan’s good gesture by returning to the classrooms.

He was quoted as saying: “Permit me to call on our lecturers to call off their protracted strike to enable academic activities begin in the polytechnics and colleges of education. Let us show understanding with the government and the challenges before it and call off the strike”.

 

 

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    April 25, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    It is a long due exercise.The dichotomy is not healthy for the development of Technology in our country. There should be what we call division of labour according to the study of economics. All should be at pal. If there is need to raise the entry requirements into the Polytechnics, let it be.
    Lectureres that teach in the polytechnics and Universities are products of some Universities of sort.Why then the dichotomy? It is unfortunate the so called Polytechnic lecturers are majorly responsible for this said dichotomy. No wonder, the difference in the salary structures of being paid in Polytechics and Universities. An adage in yoruba says ‘you think you are undoing others, whereas you are undoing yourself’

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Nigeria Ranks Third On Global Terrorism Index Despite Drop In Deaths – Report

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Nigeria Ranks Third On Global Terrorism Index Despite Drop In Deaths – Report

Boko Haram

Nigeria has been ranked as the third most terrorized country in the world according to a 2020 report by the Global Terrorism Index (GTI).

The report which was released on Wednesday, ranked Nigeria third only behind war-torn countries of Afghanistan and Iraq.

According to the GTI report, Nigeria witnessed an increase in Boko Haram attacks in the period under review, witnessing her worst terrorist attack in 2019 in northeastern Borno State, where at least 70 people were killed and 10 others wounded when insurgents attacked at a funeral.

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“Over the past year, Boko Haram increased attacks on military targets, with deaths rising from 26 in 2018 to 148 in 2019,” the report said.

However, the report recognized that terror-related incidents in the country fell by 27% in the same period due to a significant reduction in violence attributed to killer herdsmen.

“This reduction occurred despite a small increase in deaths attributed to Boko Haram, which has been the most active terrorist group in the country over the past decade. Deaths from terrorism in Nigeria are now 83 percent lower than at
their peak in 2014.”

 

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

Also Read: Gunmen Evict NIDCOM Staff From Office On Minister’s Order

The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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