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Edo SUBEB completes training for fresh 1, 500 teachers on tech-based teaching

The Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), has completed training for a new batch of 1, 500 public primary school teachers in the state, on the use of modern technologies in the classroom. Acting Chairman, Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Basic Education, Dr. Joan Osa Oviawe, addressing journalists after the handing over of the suspects. The training is an initiative of the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration to reform the basic education sub-sector of the state, and restore the glory of public education. It entails training of teachers and deployment of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and reforming the school system to adapt to modern trends in pedagogy. The training o...

2019 election won and lost, APC boasts to PDP

By Omeiza Ajayi THE predictions of a high-stakes political battle ahead of   2019 election, appear to have been corroborated yesterday by the All Progressives Congress, APC, declaration that the poll had been won and lost. A statement by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yekini Nabena accused the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of using propaganda to attract votes. Oshiomhole In addition, APC said the party was being obsessed with the amendment to Nigeria’s Electoral Act which had not been signed. The statement reads: “The PDP has realised that the 2019 election has been won and lost. If the election is held today, it is clear that the APC will win by a landslide, judging by visible and landmark achievements recorded by the President Buhari administration. T...

Obaseki attributes Edo’s progress to people-centric governance

… pays August salaryThe Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has ordered the immediate payment of workers’ August salaries ahead of the Eid-el Kabir celebrations next week, noting that the progress being recorded in the state is the result of a people-centric governance model adopted by his administration. Obaseki According to Obaseki, the focus of his team is the wellbeing of Edo people and residents and not a few individuals. The payment of August salary on the 17th day of the month, the governor explained, is the result of the prudent and sound management of the state’s resources, which has prioritised a robust reserve, grown over time, despite the massive investment in infrastructure and other critical sectors of the state. Recall that in June, the state governor...

Post 2019: Plot against Tinubu unfolds in Osun

By Emmanuel Aziken There is apprehension in sections of the All Progressives Congress, APC over alleged moves to polarise the Southwest zone of the party ahead of the 2019 general elections with next month’s governorship election in Osun State as a springboard. At the centre of the plot are two governors from the region, a federal minister and a prominent member of the National Assembly that is presently embattled over his defection from the party. APC Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu The various tendencies Saturday Vanguard gathered at the weekend have coalesced to confront the official party candidate in the Osun State governorship election, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola who is believed to be a relation of national party leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The plotters who succee...

Ohaneze Ndigbo Lagos chides hate-speech peddlers

By Chris Onuoha Following the recent anti-Igbo moves and hate speech on social media to bring division between Ndigbo people and Yoruba people in Lagos,  the Secretary, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Lagos State Chief Everest Ozonweke has described the inflammatory anti Igbo speech as the hand work of mischief makers who have lost touch with the realities on ground. He also advised them to verify facts before publishing as this could cause a rift between the people. Ohaneze-Ndigbo Chief Ozonweke stated this in a release made available to media that the governor of Lagos State, His Excellency, Akinwumi Ambode is the governor of everybody in Lagos State and has in all time demonstrated this in his words and action. He also stated that the infrastructure and social development of the go...

Osimhen fails Club Brugge trials

Former U17 World Youth Championship top scorer Victor Osimhen is still on the look out for a club to play on loan this season after Belgium side Club Brugge turned down the chance to sign him on loan from German Bundesliga side Wolfsburg. The 20 year old forward arrived in Belgium two days back to hold talks with Club Brugge over a loan move after a failed move to fellow Belgium side Zulte-Waregem failed to materialise. Club Brugge have also pulled out of a possible deal for the 20 year old citing a difference in their valuation of the forward with that of his primary owner Wolfsburg. It possibly means both teams couldn’t agree on terms of the proposed loan deal. Osimhen trained for two days with the team before the decision to sign him was communicated to his represen...

CAF Confed Cup: Enyimba set to overcome Djoliba

Nigeria’s flagbearers, Enyimba FC of Aba, are determined to come out unscathed away in Bamako in their Group C Day Five clash against Malian side Djoliba on tomorrow. Currently, in third position with six points behind Williamsville AC (seven points) and CARA Brazzaville (six points), Enyimba must grind the result against bottom-placed Djoliba, who have four points in what is seen as a cup final between the two West African sides. “There are no two ways about it; we must avoid defeat against Djoliba on Sunday or else, our chances of progressing further in the CAF Confederation Cup might be dimmed,” Enyimba captain Ifeanyi Anaemena said. “We know they are a strong side and they need a win; but we have to motivate ourselves to be able to get a good result. A win is possi...

La Liga resumes on DStv, GOtv

The 2018/19 La Liga season kicked off yesterday. Today’s matches feature Celta de Vigo at home to Espanyol and Villarreal hosting Real Sociedad, before the late kick-off sees champions Barcelona begin the defence of their title at the Camp Nou against Deportivo Alves. Barca, who finished the 2017/18 season at the head of the Spanish top flight with a haul of 93 points (14 clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid), start the new campaign as the favourites to claim a 26th Liga title. Coach Ernesto Valverde can call on much the same team that won the championship last term, with Andres Iniesta and Paulinho the only notable departures, while they have added strength in depth with the signings of Malcom, Clement Lenglet, Arturo Vidal and Arthur. Yet the incomparable Lionel Me...

HIV/AIDS: Survey records 99% response in Nasarawa – Coordinator

Dr Musa Abdullahi, the North-Central Zonal Coordinator, National Aids Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS), has said that a recent survey on HIV/AIDS recorded 99 per cent response in Nasarawa State. Abdullahi disclosed this on Friday shortly after handing over offices and medical facilities to the Nasarawa state Ministry of Health in Lafia. AIDS SYMBOL He said the survey was a huge success, as 88 out of the 89 enumeration areas earmarked for the project in the state was covered by the team during the exercise held from July 16 to Aug. 16. He however said that the exercise did not hold in one of the enumeration areas as a result of communal crisis, which caused the people to dessert their villages. “We also had some hard-to-reach communities with security challenges but ...

Journalist, Samuel Ogundip released on bail

Journalist, Samuel Ogundipe, who has been detained since Tuesday has been released. Premium Times journalist, Samuel Ogundipe According to reports Ogundipe was released Friday morning after he was granted bail by magistrate Abdulwahab Mohammed of the Kubwa Grade 1 Magistrate Court in Kubwa, Abuja.

Navy detains 8 suspected diesel smugglers

Troops of the Nigerian Navy in Port Harcourt on Friday arrested eight men accused of smuggling about 200,000 litres of adulterated diesel believed to be worth over N50 million. The suspects, who were arrested along Taraba Jetty waterways, were alleged to have sourced the petroleum product from unapproved refining site. Cdr. Ikenna Okoloagu, the Base Operation Officer, Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Pathfinder, Port Harcourt, paraded the eight suspected smugglers and vessel before newsmen in Port Harcourt. “The arrest followed routine patrols of our area of operation with the focus to stem crude oil theft, illegal bunkering and other illegal activities within the maritime environment. “In the course of such patrols, one of our patrol elements accosted MT Watergate 1 at Taraba...

Breaking: Imo police teargas over 2000 protesting IPOB women

By Chinonso Alozie, OwerriPolice in Imo state, Frday, teargassed over 2000 pro-Biafra women on peaceful protest in Owerri. Some of the Pro-Biafra women running for their life along Orlu road in Owerri. Photo by Chinonso Alozie The women who wore black attire with some of them topless started their protest from Okigwe road. Also, some of them were said to have been arrested by the police. Vanguard gathered that some of the women reportedly said among other things that there would be no election in Igbo land in 2019. They also said that they were not happy that pro Biafra agitators have been intimidated for expressing their views. They added that it was not a wrong step for them to demand for a country called Biafra. However, drama ensued when over 100 police officers wi...