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Ejigbo Communities Call On Osun Govt, SUBEB To Rebuild Dilapidated School Structure

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Residents of Idi-igba/Songbe, Ejigbo Local Government, have called on Osun State Government and SUBEB to rebuild the dilapidated Idi-igba/Songbe Community Grammar School for the brighter future of young generation in the area to get access to quality education.

It was gathered that the aged long community Grammar school was
established in 1980s lacks educational equipment that could enhance the academy standard of the citadel.

TheSource also gathered that Community Grammar School serves not less than 12 communities in the area which are; Songbe, Idi-igba, Ibogunde, Olorin, Ajitena, Molosan Owo, Onilu-Merin, Ayegunle, Ilegun among others, at Ejigbo South Local Council Development Area of Osun.

While speaking with our correspondent during the weekend, the Secretary of Community Development Foundation, Comrade Mustapha Akintegbe
said the school has been suffering substandard infrastructural facility and Inadequate of tutors to handle subjects effectively for many years.

He also lamented poor condition of the laboratory and practical hall of the school

According to Akintegbe, the structure and classrooms of the school does not befit where human being should be learning adding that the school has to be given proper attention needed in order to compete with other 21st century schools around tte world where everything is digitalized.

He urged the Osun State government under the leadership of Governor Gboyega Oyetola to provide the conducive environment for the young generation to be able to meet up with their colleagues in education standard.

According to him, “Since the establishment of the school in1980, no hand of government has been layed upon any structure of this school, and there is no equipment that can enhance the academy standard which can make the environment conducive for the student learn effectively up till today.

“The school has produced Kings, Director of Government Officers , Politicians, Educationists, Scholars, Imams and Pastors, C.E.O’s of Different Companies, Engineers, Builders, Council Managers,Medical Doctors among others.

“The education of the upcoming future leader must be a priority in our dear community, Osun State and Nigeria at large. We remain firm to preach the education of every child as a light, it illuminate the mind and we believe that once a mind is enlightened no amount of chains can keep it in bondage.

“We are using this medium to call the attention of SUBEB CHAIRMAN , Commissioner For Education ,The Chairman Committee On Education At State Of Osun House Of Assembly, and Governor Gboyega Oyetola to assist us to rebuild the dilapidated structure of our school” he said

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Man With 39 Wives, 94 Children, Dies In India

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The death of Ziona Chana, a 76-year-old patriarch in India who was recently recognized as head of the world’s largest family, has been reported by Indian authorities.

 

Ziona, who was the head of a local Christian sect that permits polygamy, had 39 wives and 94 children.

 

His demise was announced on Sunday by Zoramthanga, the chief minister of his home state, in Mizoram area of northeast India.

 

Zoramthanga broke the news via a tweet.

With a total of 167 members, the late Ziona’s family is the world’s largest, according to local media, although this depends on whether the grandchildren, of whom Ziona has 33, are counted.

 

Aside from Ziona, Winston Blackmore, the head of a polygamous Mormon sect in Canada, who has around 150 children from 27 wives – 178 people in total, is another personality who is close to matching his record.

 

Ziona lived with his family in a vast, four-story pink structure with around 100 rooms in Baktawng, a remote village in Mizoram that became a tourist attraction as a result, according to Zoramthanga.

 

The sect, named “Chana”, was founded by Ziona’s father in 1942 and has a membership of hundreds of families.

 

Ziona married his first wife when he was 17, and claimed he once married ten wives in a single year.

 

They shared a dormitory near his private bedroom, and locals said he liked to have seven or eight of them by his side at all times.

 

Despite his family’s huge size, Ziona told Reuters in a 2011 interview that he wanted to grow it even further.

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Igbo’ll Feel Less Marginalised If They Produce Next President, Says Ngige

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The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has said the South-East producing the next president will help in addressing the feelings of marginalisation in the region.

 

He, however, lamented that the 1999 Constitution doesn’t support zoning, which would have boosted the chance of the region in the 2023 presidential election.

 

Ngige who spoke during Channels Television’s Newsnight programme stated that what suits the current situation is the 1995 Constitution by the late General Sani Abacha.

 

“The people in the area have perceived that they are marginalised, that they are unappreciated, whether it was done by propaganda and brainwashing or not, that is now immaterial.

 

“So I agree with that proposal, unfortunately, the Nigerian Constitution does not have that. This is where I quarrel with those who authored the 1999 Constitution.

 

“I still believe today, tomorrow, the Abacha Constitution of 1995 that espouses rotational presidency into the six zones in Nigeria, a single five-year tenure in order to heal all the wounds; the wounds of civil war, and the wound of June 12.

 

“Now, that constitution would have been the best constitution for Nigerians to use for the next 30 years by which the six zones would have tested the presidency,” the minister stated.

 

 

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ECOWAS Court Fixes June Date On Twitter Ban Suit Hearing

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The Community Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States has fixed June 22 for a hearing in the suit challenging the Federal Government’s suspension of the operations of the microblogging platform, Twitter, in Nigeria.

 

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project and 420 Nigerians, including a former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili and the co-founder of the #BringBackOurGirls movement, Aisha Yesufu, had filed a suit before the court, challenging the unlawful suspension of Twitter in Nigeria, criminalisation of Nigerians and other people using Twitter, and the escalating repression of human rights, particularly the rights to freedom of expression, access to information, and media freedom in the country.

 

In the suit number ECW/CCJ/APP/23/21, the plaintiff sought an order of interim injunction restraining the Federal Government from implementing its suspension of Twitter in Nigeria and subjecting anyone, including media houses, broadcast stations using Twitter in Nigeria to harassment, intimidation, arrest and criminal prosecution, pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.

 

The plaintiffs stated, “The suspension of Twitter is aimed at intimidating and stopping Nigerians from using Twitter and other social media platforms to assess government policies, expose corruption, and criticise acts of official impunity by the agents of the Federal Government.

 

“The free communication of information and ideas about public and political issues between citizens and elected representatives is essential. This implies a free press and other media able to comment on public issues without censor or restraints and to inform public opinion. The public also has a corresponding right to receive media output.

 

“Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right and the full enjoyment of this right is central to achieving individual freedom and to developing democracy. It is not only the cornerstone of democracy but indispensable to a thriving civil society.

 

“The arbitrary action by the Federal Government and its agents has negatively impacted millions of Nigerians who carry on their daily businesses and operational activities on Twitter. The suspension has also impeded the freedom of expression of millions of Nigerians, who criticize and influence government policies through the microblogging app.

 

“The suspension of Twitter is arbitrary, and there is no law in Nigeria today permitting the prosecution of people simply for peacefully exercising their human rights through Twitter and other social media platforms.”

 

However, the court, in a notice to the plaintiffs’ lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) and the respondent’s counsel Maimuna Lami Shiru, stated that the hearing would be virtual.

 

“Notice is hereby given that this application has been fixed for hearing of the Application for Interim Measure on the 22nd day of June 2021 at 10 am and will be heard on that day if the business of the court permits or otherwise on some adjourned day of which you may not receive further notice,” the court stated.

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