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Osun: 600 schools shut by state government

In Osun, no fewer than 600 less functioning private schools have been shut by the State Government of Osun. Naija news #connectleynews

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In Osun, no fewer than 600 less functioning private schools have been shut by the State Government of Osun.

This was made known at the Inter-ministerial Press briefing organized by the Ministry of Information and Civic Orientation of the State of Osun, at the Ministry’s Conference Room on Wednesday.

According to the State Commissioner for Education, Hon. Folorunsho Bamisayemi, the 600 mushroom private schools especially at primary level, were closed over failure to meet up with the minimum standard required by the State.

Bamisayemi explained that the development was part of the government’s effort to ensure sanity and sanctity in the education sector of the State.

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The commissioner said, “We have declared a war on mushroom schools. We have zero tolerance for quacks in the system and schools that do not meet standards. We know the danger of mushroom schools, because once anyone damages the education foundation of a child, it becomes difficult to build a solid structure on it.

“Starting from the ministry, we have reviewed our department of schools to ensure greater efficiency. We have segmented the department to supervise basic and post-basic schools.

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“Anyone who wants to start a school must produce a TRCN Certificate, among other requirements. We no longer grant licenses just because someone has spare funds to spend.

“We have set irreducible minimum standards and also given provisional registrations to some schools, that runs for a window of two years, during which we ensure proper monitoring. If after two years, the benchmark isn’t met, it attracts outright closure.

“We are trying to eliminate quackery in the system and build a vibrant education system”, he said.

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Adeleke wins as Supreme Court dismisses Babayemi’s appeal

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Adeleke wins as Supreme Court dismisses Babayemi’s appeal

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On Thursday, the Supreme Court confirmed Senator Ademola Adeleke, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, as the next Governor of Osun State.

Adeleke was declared the winner of the July 16 gubernatorial election in the state.

The apex court, in a unanimous judgement by a five-man panel of justices, dismissed an appeal that was lodged against Adeleke by Prince Dotun Babayemi who laid claim to the governorship ticket of the PDP.

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Babayemi emerged from a parallel primary election that was held by a faction of the party in the State.

Counsel to the Appellant, Mr. Adebayo Adelodun, SAN, withdrew the appeal after the panel led by Justice Amina Augie, drew his attention to the fact that the case was statute barred.

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The panel had maintained that the appeal was incompetent, stressing that it was filed outside the 14 days period provided by the law.

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Tinubu absent as Atiku, Peter Obi sign peace pact

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BREAKING: Tinubu absent as Atiku, Peter Obi sign peace pact

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The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was absent as the presidential candidates of other political parties signed the now-customary peace pact at the International Conference Centre (ICC) Abuja.

However, Tinubu’s running mate, Kashim Shettima, was present at the signing on Thursday alongside, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Obi of the Labour Party, Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party among others.

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Naija News 247 had reported that former Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, said he does not have firsthand information about the whereabouts of Tinubu while featuring on Channels Television’s programme, Politics Today, on Wednesday night.

It will be recalled that the Independent National Electoral Commission on September 21, 2022, released the final list of candidates for national elections, namely presidential, senatorial and federal constituencies, in line with the 2023 elections timetable earlier released in the year.

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The list contained 36 presidential candidates and the running mates of 18 political parties. Also, a total of 4,223 candidates will battle for 469 legislative positions (senatorial and federal constituencies) at the federal level.

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Court sacks Ahmed Lawan as APC senatorial candidate

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Yobe North Senatorial ticket: Machina kicks as APC submits Lawan’s name

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Federal High Court sitting in Damaturu has ruled that Bashir Shariff Machina is the duly elected candidate for Yobe North Senatorial District.

Consequently, the presiding judge, Justice Fadimatu Murtala, ordered the All Progressives Congress (APC) to submit the name of Machina to INEC.

This is as she affirmed the 28th May 2022 primary election conducted by the party which Machina won.

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In a judgement delivered today in Damaturu, Murtala also annulled the parallel primary election of 9th June 2022 that produced President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan.

Counsel to the second dependant Kolawale Balogun told newsmen that his client would be appropriately advised on the next move.

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