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Lagos govt approves 100% allowance increment for LASTMA officers

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Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State Governor, has approved an increment in the monthly allowance of officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA.

The officials will from July get double their allowances.

The Governor’s Deputy Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, made the announcement on Friday.

“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu today announced an increase in LASTMA officers’ allowance. LASTMA officers to earn 100% of their current allowance from the end of July.

“This is to boost the morale of officers and make them work well for the people of Lagos State,” Akosile tweeted.

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Court summons Baze University over student result controversy

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The Abuja High Court on Thursday Summoned Baze University, Abuja over the refusal to review the appropriate results 19A semester result in MSC 801, Theories of Mass Communication and MSC 803, Research Methods of Mass Communication belonging to Leo Ekpenyong.

The Court summon made available to DAILY POST on Saturday and taken out by Yakubu Philemon noted that the defendant’s refusal to accede to the claimant’s request for review of his 19A semester result in MSC 803,Theories of Mass Communication and MSC 803 Research Methods of Mass Communication was contrary to the provision of paragraph 2.9 of the Baze University Abuja policies, procedures and regulations as contained in the student’s handbook 2011.

“Let, Baze University Limited of Plot 686 Cadastral Zone COO, Kuchigoro, Behind National Judicial Institute, Abuja, FCT within 42 days after service of this summons on it, inclusive of the day of such service, cause an appearance to be entered for them to this summons which is issued upon the application of Leo Ekpenyong.

The summons which reads in parts noted that by virtue of the provisions of paragraph 2.9 of the Baze University Abuja Policies, Procedures and Regulations, the defendant is bound to arrange and convene an academic appeal Panel for considering of the complaint by the claimant on the claimant’s 19A semester results.

It further reads: “An order compelling/directing the defendant to arrange and convene an academic appeal panel in respect of the complaint by the complainant on the claimant’s 19A semester result in MSC 801 Theories of Mass Communication and MSC 803 Research Methods of Mass Communication.

“An order of this Honourable Court, directing the defendant to set up an independent panel of examiners, as Commission and globally acceptable practice, in accordance with paragraph 26 of the Baze University Abuja Policies, Procedure and Regulations Students’ Handbook, 2011.

“General damages in the sum of N20, 000,000 (Twenty Million Naira) for all the psychological trauma caused by the refusal of the defendant to review the result of the plaintiff.

“Whether the defendant’s Academic Appeal Panel will not be biased in its arbitration, taking into consideration the refusal of the defendant to respect and abide by the provisions of paragraph 2.9 of the Baze University Abuja Policies, Procedures and Regulations Students Handbook 2011 as enacted by the defendant.

It will be recalled that the claimant, a lawyer by training and a First Class graduate of Communication Studies having explored all available internal remedies within the University, initially dragged Baze University before the National Universities Commission NUC, whereupon he was advised to seek redress before the temple of Justice.

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Slain Ondo Varsity Professor buried amid tears, tributes [PHOTOS]

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The remains of Professor Gideon Okedayo, a senior lecturer of the Ondo State University of Science and Technology, OSUSTECH, Okitipupa who was allegedly killed by suspected kidnappers have been committed to mother earth.

The late professor who was also a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, was on Saturday interred at his residence, in Idepe, Okitipupa Local Government Area of the Ondo State.

Late Professor Okedayo who lectured in the institution’s Department of Mathematics was allegedly killed by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers following his abduction last week while on his way to his hometown of Igarra, Edo State.

At the funeral service of the late Professor which was attended by his colleagues, Pastor Johnson Umoren of the Ondo Province 5 RCCG described death as inevitable, hence the need for everyone to be impactful while alive.

The pastor who urged government to ensure that those behind the gruesome killing of the professor are nabbed described the late university lecturer as a man who lived for mankind.

“Therefore as we mourn, we should not mourn as those without hope. We are very sure he is resting with the Lord. You must summon the courage to forge ahead and continue where he has stopped. This I know will gladden his heart.

“To the wife and children. Don’t forget you are not alone, the Good Shepherd has promised ” he will not leave nor forsake you.

Describing her late husband as a genius whose death was avoidable, his widow, Mrs. Marrietta Okedayo said her husband lived for justice and equity.

“You were a devout Christian and a pastor indeed who lived an exemplary life which I am still emulating till this very moment. You were a great disciplinarian, academic, a father and a mentor. You were a genius with no match, but Nigeria did not protect you.”

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Six killed, others kidnapped as gunmen attack Kaduna communities

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About 6 persons have allegedly being killed by unknown gunmen at Bakin Fadama and Rimi communities of Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State in the early hours of today (Saturday).

The gunmen, according to report went away with a number of cattle while unidentified number of people have been wounded as a result of the sporadic shooting that took place in the communities.

The source added that in another operation in Kugosi Gadani village near Gwagwada in Chikun local government area, two people were kidnapped on Thursday including a crippled man.

The source explained that till date no arrest has been made and those kidnapped have not been released to their families.

Efforts made through phone calls put to the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo for comment proved abortive up to the time of filing this report.

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