Latest News – Tribune Online https://tribuneonlineng.com Breaking News in Nigeria Today Sat, 25 Jan 2020 22:15:13 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 https://tribuneonlineng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/logo.jpg Latest News – Tribune Online https://tribuneonlineng.com 32 32 118125416 Makinde to lay foundation for Ibadan South West traditional council’s ‘mini Mapo hall’ https://tribuneonlineng.com/makinde-to-lay-foundation-for-ibadan-south-west-traditional-councils-mini-mapo-hall/ Sun, 26 Jan 2020 02:57:50 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=287835 Tribune Online
Makinde to lay foundation for Ibadan South West traditional council’s ‘mini Mapo hall’

Amotekun, Ex-servicemen, war veterans, Makinde, Oyo LG

OYO State governor, Seyi Makinde, will on Tuesday lay the foundation stone for a multimillion naira ‘mini Mapo hall’ to be built by Ibadan South West Traditional Council. A statement from the souncil’s building project chairman and Aare Alasa Balogun, Chief Taiwo Oyekan, said the traditional council building would comprise a hall, conference room, chairman’s […]

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Makinde to lay foundation for Ibadan South West traditional council’s ‘mini Mapo hall’

Amotekun, Ex-servicemen, war veterans, Makinde, Oyo LG

OYO State governor, Seyi Makinde, will on Tuesday lay the foundation stone for a multimillion naira ‘mini Mapo hall’ to be built by Ibadan South West Traditional Council.

A statement from the souncil’s building project chairman and Aare Alasa Balogun, Chief Taiwo Oyekan, said the traditional council building would comprise a hall, conference room, chairman’s office, lavatory facilities and others.

The project, the statement said, is the brainchild of the acting chairman of the council, Osi Olubadan of Ibadanland and former governor of the state, Senator Rashidi Ladoja.

According to Oyekan, the project was informed by the need to erect a befitting edifice where the meetings and other business of the traditional council will be carried out.

The council currently holds its meetings at the old Town Planning Office at Ring Road, which is owned by Ibadan Local Government Property Limited.

Oyekan explained that the project was nicknamed a ‘mini Mapo Hall’ to further develop Ibadan and make it comfortable for the traditional council members to carry out their duties.

Ibadan South West Traditional Council is led by Ladoja as acting chairman and representative of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji.

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FAAN alerted of bush fire incident at Lagos airport https://tribuneonlineng.com/faan-alerted-of-bush-fire-incident-at-lagos-airport/ Sat, 25 Jan 2020 22:15:13 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=287862 Tribune Online
FAAN alerted of bush fire incident at Lagos airport

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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has alerted airlines operators and other airport users of the outbreak of a bush fire incident around the RESA of 36L, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. According to a statement issued on Saturday night, FAAN said “officers of the Air Rescue and Fire Fighting Services (ARFFS) are presently […]

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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has alerted airlines operators and other airport users of the outbreak of a bush fire incident around the RESA of 36L, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

According to a statement issued on Saturday night, FAAN said “officers of the Air Rescue and Fire Fighting Services (ARFFS) are presently on ground and fire fighting is in progress.

“However, the incident did not affect flight operations as normal flight operations continue unhindered.”

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BREAKING: PDP’s Jatau wins Zaki House of Reps seat in Bauchi https://tribuneonlineng.com/breaking-pdps-jatau-wins-zaki-house-of-reps-seat-in-bauchi/ Sat, 25 Jan 2020 22:07:20 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=287859 Tribune Online
BREAKING: PDP’s Jatau wins Zaki House of Reps seat in Bauchi

Bauchi State office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) has declared Mohammed Auwal Jatau of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bauchi State as the winner of Zaki Federal Constituency. Jatau ran for the seat in the supplementary election that took place on Saturday following the orders of the Court of Appeal in […]

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BREAKING: PDP’s Jatau wins Zaki House of Reps seat in Bauchi

Bauchi State office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) has declared Mohammed Auwal Jatau of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bauchi State as the winner of Zaki Federal Constituency.

Jatau ran for the seat in the supplementary election that took place on Saturday following the orders of the Court of Appeal in respect of the last general elections.

The result of the election was announced by the Returning Officer of the election, Professor Ahmed Kutama.

While Jatau polled a total of 15,405 votes, his closest rival, Omar Tata of the APC polled a total of 15,307 votes.

Jatau who contested for the same seat during the 2019 general elections is the current Commissioner of Health in Bauchi State.

Details later…

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INEC declares Ogun APC Reps candidate winner of rerun election https://tribuneonlineng.com/inec-declares-ogun-apc-reps-candidate-winner-of-rerun-election/ Sat, 25 Jan 2020 21:53:11 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=287857 Tribune Online
INEC declares Ogun APC Reps candidate winner of rerun election

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Kolapo Osunsanya, as the winner of a rerun election ordered by the Court of Appeal for the Ijebu-Ode/Odogbolu/Ijebu North East Federal Constituency. Recall that Osunsanya was sacked by the National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal in Ogun […]

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INEC declares Ogun APC Reps candidate winner of rerun election

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Kolapo Osunsanya, as the winner of a rerun election ordered by the Court of Appeal for the Ijebu-Ode/Odogbolu/Ijebu North East Federal Constituency.

Recall that Osunsanya was sacked by the National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal in Ogun State on September 9, 2019, following a petition filed by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Taiwo Shote. The tribunal also ordered a rerun within 90 days.

Osunsanya had approached the Court of Appeal having not satisfied with the judgement delivered by Justice Wakkil Alkali Gana, who upheld the petition of Shote and cancelled elections in Ward 5, Unit 5 in Ijebu Ode; Ward 10, Unit 3 in Odogbolu and the entire Ward 8 in Ijebu North East council areas.

The tribunal held that INEC ought not to have declared Osunsanya as the winner of the election, in line with the provisions of the Electoral Act, because the margin of lead and difference between the petitioner and 1st respondent was less than 4,000 while the total number of cancelled votes was 8,800.

On November 6, 2019, the Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan upheld the judgement of the tribunal.

Osunsanya in a rerun election held on Saturday in three local government areas polled a total vote of 25,959 votes to defeat Shote who had 21,911 votes.

The Returning Officer in-charge of the election, Professor Charles Onwuka, of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), declared the APC candidate as the winner, at the Ijebu-Ode Grammar School Collation centre for the federal constituency, having fulfilled the necessary constitutional requirements.

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Rep member, Abejide, doles out N75m WAEC fees to constituents https://tribuneonlineng.com/rep-member-abejide-doles-out-n75m-waec-fees-to-constituents/ Sat, 25 Jan 2020 19:40:20 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=287730 Tribune Online
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The Member representing Yagba Federal Constituency of Kogi State in the House of Representatives, Honourable Leke Abejide, on Saturday, doled out N75m for secondary school students sitting for this year’s West African Examination Council (WAEC). Speaking at the occasion at Isanlu, in Yagba East Local Government of Kogi State, Honorable Abejide declared that the gesture covered […]

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The Member representing Yagba Federal Constituency of Kogi State in the House of Representatives,
Honourable Leke Abejide, on Saturday, doled out N75m for secondary school students sitting for this year’s West African Examination Council (WAEC).

Speaking at the occasion at Isanlu, in Yagba East Local Government of Kogi State, Honorable Abejide declared that the gesture covered both Public and Private Secondary schools across the three local governments in the constituency.

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Honourable Abejide also announced that from this academic’s session, the gesture would be extended to all JSS 3 students in all the local government and Technical schools.

According to him, “in no distance future, we should begin to see Medical Doctors, engineers, administrators and even governors among these our children, your dream of reaching out to the sky should begin from today.”

He urged parents in the federal constituency to key into the project by allowing their children to register as there was no condition attached irrespective of their political affiliation.

Hon Bejide told the gathering, attended by traditional rulers, political leaders and religious leaders, that they should continue to allow peace reign in the country as no meaningful development can take place in a chaotic situation.

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Why I am playing local politics ― Oshiomhole https://tribuneonlineng.com/why-i-am-playing-local-politics-%e2%80%95-oshiomhole/ Sat, 25 Jan 2020 19:33:42 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=287733 Tribune Online
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The National Chairman of the All Progress Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has said he is playing local politics because he does not want to be a leader that cannot win any election in his state. Oshiomhole spoke on Saturday in Auchi, Edo State when he received some defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). “I […]

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The National Chairman of the All Progress Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has said he is playing local politics because he does not want to be a leader that cannot win any election in his state.

Oshiomhole spoke on Saturday in Auchi, Edo State when he received some defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

“I can’t leave local politics because I do not want to be a national chairman who can’t win any election in his state.

“Some people asked me why I am playing local politics as a national chairman and I told them that every politics is local. I don’t want to be an Abuja politician who cannot win my unit and ward election.

“I don’t want to be an Abuja politician because I am a national chairman and on the day of the election, I can’t win my unit. I don’t want to be a chairman who campaigns and win the election in other states and on election day I can’t win my unit or ward.

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“If I don’t win my place, how will I deliver the president and how will I be a useful national chairman?

“I will play national politics and I will also play unit, ward, local government and state politics because if you are disconnected with local politics, you are not going anywhere in politics.

“The only permanent position in politics is the grassroot while all other positions are tenured. By the time my tenure elapsed, I am still coming back to the local politics,” he said.

Earlier, Mr Abubakar Momoh, leader of the defectors, had said that he opted to join the APC to work with Oshiomhole and Governor Godwin Obaseki toward a better Edo. (NAN)

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Lassa fever: 29 deaths, 195 confirmed cases reported in 11 states ― NCDC https://tribuneonlineng.com/lassa-fever-29-deaths-195-confirmed-cases-reported-in-11-states-%e2%80%95-ncdc/ Sat, 25 Jan 2020 19:29:42 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=287726 Tribune Online
Lassa fever: 29 deaths, 195 confirmed cases reported in 11 states ― NCDC

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed that 29 deaths and 195 confirmed cases of Lassa fever had been reported in 11 states of the federation. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General, NCDC, who disclosed this in a statement he signed on Saturday in Abuja, explained that the current figures were as at Friday, […]

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed that 29 deaths and 195 confirmed cases of Lassa fever had been reported in 11 states of the federation.

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General, NCDC, who disclosed this in a statement he signed on Saturday in Abuja, explained that the current figures were as at Friday, January 24.

Ihekweazu, said out of the confirmed cases, 89 per cent were from Ondo, Edo and Ebonyi States.

The NCDC boss said that the increased number of cases at this time of the year was not unusual due to ecological factors.

He said that in response to the increasing number of Lassa fever cases across the states in the country, NCDC activated a National Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) on Friday to coordinate response activities.

Ihekweazu said that the EOC includes representatives from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Ministry of Environment, World Health Organisation, UNICEF, US Centres for Disease Control, and other partners.

Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, being addressed the Director General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu (middle) and the laboratory team during his visit to the NCDC National Reference Laboratory in Gaduwa, Abuja recently.

He said that NCDC would continue to support states in strengthening their preparedness and response capacity.

He added that over the last three weeks, NCDC had deployed Rapid Response Teams to support five of the affected states.

According to him, Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, led a high-level delegation to Kano State on Saturday, following the deaths of two health workers infected with Lassa fever.

The NCDC DG added that the centre had rapidly increased risk communications and community engagement activities to ensure that Nigerians were aware of the risks of Lassa fever and measures to protect themselves.

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He, however, said that there had been a decline in the fatality rate of the reported Lassa fever cases from 23.4 per cent in 2019 to 14.8 per cent this year.

“NCDC continues to support treatment centres across states in the country to effectively manage Lassa fever cases,” he said.

He explained that five laboratories in Nigeria have the capacity to diagnose Lassa fever in the country.

Ihekweazu said that the laboratories were critical to reducing turnaround time between identifying a suspected case and confirmation.

According to him, it will ensure prompt case management and other response activities in order to reduce the number of deaths.

“Nigeria is contributing to research and other activities for the development of a Lassa fever vaccine.

“Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Federal Medical Centre Owo and Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital Abakalilki- are set to commence Lassa fever epidemiological studies that will provide data to guide research and response activities.

“NCDC remains committed to protecting the health of Nigerians, it is important for Nigerians to practice good hygiene and take measures to protect themselves and their families,” he said.

NAN recalls that Lassa fever virus is transmitted by rodents, which can be found in the environment.

This contributes largely to the risk of spread that occurs in Nigeria and other countries with similar ecological factors.

Nigeria currently does not have a vaccine to protect against Lassa fever, therefore, it relies on strengthening measures such as ensuring proper sanitation, good personal hygiene; standard care precautions by health workers etc.

The measures also depend on personal responsibility as Nigerians have a role to play in preventing the spread of Lassa fever. (NAN)

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Jetblack travel group unveils plan to make Africa travel priority https://tribuneonlineng.com/jetblack-travel-group-unveils-plan-to-make-africa-travel-priority/ Sat, 25 Jan 2020 19:28:33 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=287729 Tribune Online
Jetblack travel group unveils plan to make Africa travel priority

JetBlack Travel Group, a US-based travel outfit, which curates life-changing travel experiences for members of the global community, through its founder, Dr Alexander Oladele, has unveiled plans to make Africa their focus for 2020 and 2021. The Group, which was founded in 2018, has only been to Ghana and South Africa, having been to many […]

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JetBlack Travel Group, a US-based travel outfit, which curates life-changing travel experiences for members of the global community, through its founder, Dr Alexander Oladele, has unveiled plans to make Africa their focus for 2020 and 2021.

The Group, which was founded in 2018, has only been to Ghana and South Africa, having been to many countries outside the continent.

In an interview with Tribune Online at the weekend, Dr Oladele said African countries are growing and have experienced significant growth.

“In 2021 however, we are intentionally focusing on African countries. Our goal is to curate trips to: Ghana; Nigeria (with the right partnerships); Senegal; Ethiopia; South Africa and Kenya/Zanzibar. There is a huge shift in knowing and learning more about Africa. It’s an exciting time that we are in and I believe social media has played a significant role in helping to shape that.”

Speaking further, he pointed out that there are many people who are interested in visiting Africa and learning the actual truth about the continent, adding that “as more people visit and share their experiences, it creates more desire in those aboard to really venture out to see what Africa truly entails, not just what they show us on TV,” he said.

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But JetBlack Travel had never curated trips to Nigeria despite being founded by a Nigerian. When asked why, he explained thus.

“ I think there are logistical things that travellers have to be mindful of when travelling to Nigeria as against travelling to a country like Ghana.

“The airport for example. Oftentimes, just obtaining your luggage upon landing can prove to be difficult in Nigeria as opposed to Ghana.

“This can create frustration for many people and as you can imagine travellers.

“Ghana, on the other hand, is a bit different from what I experienced.

“The airport is very efficient and I didn’t notice too much of a difference compared to my domestic travels in the US.

“Another thing is interaction within the airport. I can get through with no problem because I know what to say and how to conduct myself when stopped in a Nigerian airport as a Nigerian.

“Travellers coming from abroad may not understand how to navigate that space so they can be stuck going back and forth with customs and other people within the airport.

“This isn’t the case for Ghana. Ultimately, I’m not saying it’s impossible to curate trips to Nigeria. With everything it’s all about knowing the right people so you can navigate easier,” he said.

“We are very particular about the countries we choose.

“The first question we usually confirm is the safety of the travellers and ensuring that we aren’t visiting a country where our safety would be compromised.

“Following this, we usually try to identify someone we know from that particular country to help us put together a robust itinerary that would give the travellers a cultural yet entertaining experience.

All this is done by leveraging relationships. Between members of our team and external partners, we pretty much know people all over the world.

“From this then becomes a decision we make if we believe we can provide travellers with what we call the JetBlack Travel Experience,” the founder said.

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Buhari mourns cerebral medical practitioner, Oniyangi https://tribuneonlineng.com/buhari-mourns-cerebral-medical-practitioner-oniyangi/ Sat, 25 Jan 2020 19:13:45 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=287719 Tribune Online
Buhari mourns cerebral medical practitioner, Oniyangi

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President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with Ilorin Emirate Council, government and people of Kwara State over the passing of Dr Abdulkadir S. Oniyangi, observing that his contributions to national development will be sorely missed. According to a statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) in Abuja on Saturday, […]

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President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with Ilorin Emirate Council, government and people of Kwara State over the passing of Dr Abdulkadir S. Oniyangi, observing that his contributions to national development will be sorely missed.

According to a statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) in Abuja on Saturday, the President commiserated with family, friends and associates of the former Permanent Secretary and Secretary to the Military Government in Kwara State in 1984, affirming that he used his talent, treasures and time in serving humanity as a medical doctor and administrator for most of his life.

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President Buhari believed the cerebral medical practitioner’s patriotism and loyalty remains exemplary, especially his willingness to always answer the call of service, no matter how challenging and accept the most arduous task with humility, grace and dedication to duty.

He acknowledged the medical doctor’s diligent role in the successful elections of 2015.

The statement said the President strongly recommends Dr Oniyangi’s selfless and sacrificial lifestyle, “who with his brilliant academic and career background, played a historic role by providing visionary leadership in his community, like setting up the Ilorin Emirate Students Union, which has turned out a major inspiration for many achievers from the state.”

President Buhari prayed that Allah will accept the soul of the departed, and comfort his family.

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EkoExcel: We’ll continue massive investments in education sector ― Sanwo-Olu https://tribuneonlineng.com/ekoexcel-well-continue-massive-investments-in-education-sector-%e2%80%95-sanwo-olu/ Sat, 25 Jan 2020 19:10:47 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=287713 Tribune Online
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Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday, reaffirmed his administration’s plan to transform the educational sector of the state, vowing to increase government’s investment for the good of the pupils. Over 3000 teachers from various schools and education districts across the state converged at De Blue Roof of the Lagos Television, Ikeja, where the […]

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Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday, reaffirmed his administration’s plan to transform the educational sector of the state, vowing to increase government’s investment for the good of the pupils.

Lagos State,EKOEXCEL, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, education

Over 3000 teachers from various schools and education districts across the state converged at De Blue Roof of the Lagos Television, Ikeja, where the Governor Sanwo-Olu formally launched the EKOEXCEL, a teachers’ professional development and training programme.

Teachers from primary school across the state had earlier gone through a 2 weeks training process, organised by the State Universal Basic Education Board (LSUBEB) to increase their capacity and develop their manpower.

Sanwo-Olu noted that at the end, over 14,000 primary school teachers would have benefited from the initiative while over 500,000 pupils would have been positively impacted.

“I am particularly happy that this programme is holding at a time when all hands are on deck to ensure that the quality of teaching and learning is improved across all our schools in the state.

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“As a responsible government, we will continue the massive investment in this sector, with the training and retraining of our teachers, making the sector more ICT compliant, exposing our teachers to international best practices as well as ensuring that our schools become a destination for work and learning.

“We resolved to address these problems through combining innovative technological approach that is scientifically based, with effective training and empowering our teachers in every local government to strengthen their capacity and deliver quality education to our children,” the governor said.

The governor said the state government would, in a bid to encourage teachers and make good examples from outstanding ones, identify the best Head Teachers in all the 20 LGs and 37 LCDAs and reward them with a car each.

He assured that his administration was not paying lip service to the repositioning of the educational sector, noting that it was the reason the education ministry got a significantly higher envelope in the 2020 Budget.

Sanwo-Olu also promised that teachers would undergo free sight assessment, adding that reading glasses would be provided for every teacher that required it to be able to discharge their duties effectively.

EKOEXCEL, which is Excellence in Child Learning and Education Programme, is a Lagos State primary education transformation initiative.

It is targeted to move over 14,000 Head Teachers and teachers from analogue to digital teaching, using tablets and updated curriculum. Over 3,000 primary school teachers from 300 public primary schools have been captured under the Pilot Scheme.

An initiative of the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration, the EKOEXCEL is aimed at developing a highly-skilled teaching workforce by training, supporting and motivating Lagos State teachers to succeed in the classroom of tomorrow and enhance the State Basic Education curriculum thereby empowering children to compete effectively in the world of work.

The programme will equip teachers with skills to deliver value, empower pupils with the requisite knowledge to improve education and help in sustaining the growth of Lagos State as a leading knowledge-driven city and economy in the world.

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