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Ekiti teachers protest police assault on school principal, others



Teachers in Ekiti State have faulted some police officers for allegedly assaulting the principal and some teachers of Mary Immaculate Secondary School, Ado Ekiti due to the school’s decision to discipline for unruly behaviour.

Consequently, the teachers called on the Nigeria Police, especially Ekiti State Police Command, to fish out the police officers led by one Elijah Agnoise and punish them for alleged assault on the principal and his female colleagues.

The Chairman of Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools in Ekiti State, Mr. Sola Adigun made this call yesterday at a session with journalists, describing the action of the four police officers as disgusting and unacceptable.

At least, four armed police officers had invaded Mary Immaculate Secondary School, Ado Ekiti, where they allegedly attacked, assaulted and harassed the principal of the school and some female teachers without just cause.

The armed officers had allegedly assaulted the principal and his female colleagues due to the decision of the school management to discipline the daughter of Elijah Agnoise for improper conduct against the rules of the school.

Currently a JSS 1 student, Agnoise’s daughter, Gift Omeizie, reportedly came to school in an unethical hairdo, which according to the school management, breached the standard set for all students irrespective of their classes.

But at the session with journalists yesterday, the ASUSS Chairman disclosed that the case of assault on the principal and his female colleagues had been reported to the Ekiti State Police Command.
Adigun said the union was working with the Ministry of Education and Teaching Service Commission on measures “to end incessant harassment of teachers in Ekiti.”

Meanwhile, the Ekiti State Command of the Nigeria Police Force yesterday responded to the assault allegation against the four police officers with assurance that the matter would be thoroughly investigated.

In a statement by the command’s spokesperson, Mr Sunday Abutu, the command confirmed that the identities of the police officers had been tracked.
The statement said the police command “is not unaware of a reported case of indiscipline at Mary Emaculate Girls’ School, Ado-Ekiti, where a Police Sergeant allegedly stormed the school alongside four of his colleagues and harassed the teachers simply because his daughter who is one of the students was questioned about the style of her hair-cut which was not inline with the school directive.

“A discreet investigation has commenced as ordered by the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Babatunde Mobayo and the officers shall not be spared if found guilty.

“The command is also working tenaciously with the State Ministry of Education to ensure that no stone is left unturned concerning the case, while the police commissioner is appealing to those who were victims of the officers’ misbehaviour to be calm and patient as he shall ensure that the investigation process is not compromised,” the statement said.

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Ooni of Ife’s wife attends naming ceremony of incarcerated Endsars protester’s child (photos)



Ooni of Ife's wife attends naming ceremony of Kemisola Ogunniyi,

The naming ceremony of the son of Kemisola Ogunniyi, the #EndSARS protester who was two months pregnant at the time she was arrested by soldiers in Akure, Ondo State capital alongside three others, held today June 23. He was named Okikoiola Freedom Erinponmile.

In attendance was the wife of the Ooni of Ife, Prophetess Naomi Ogunwusi.

Kemisola was arrested after the violence that erupted in the wake of the October 2020 #EndSARS protests. She was accused of being one of those that set the state secretariat of the All Progressive Congress (APC) ablaze.

On June 16, she welcomed her baby boy while in prison.

See more photos from the naming ceremony below…

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Delta PDP suspends Senator Peter Nwaoboshi



The Delta State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended the Senator representing Delta North Senatorial District in the National Assembly Senator Peter Nwaoboshi.

The suspension endorsed by the PDP State Working Committee (SWC) subsists for a period of one month.

According to the State PDP leadership, “The action became necessary against the backdrop of the recent romance with the opposition party, verbal recklessness, and unprovoked utterances of Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, particularly against the person of His Excellency, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, the Executive Governor of Delta State, which the PDP State Working Committee views strongly as totally unacceptable, disturbing and unbecoming of a politician and party member of his stature.”

“The PDP State Working Committee is in no doubt that the rash, unguarded, confused and heavily noxious, and vitriolic attacks by Senator Nwaoboshi, a serving Senator and a very recent Chairman of our great Party, are potentially inimical to the peace and harmony of the Party and tantamount to causing discord and disaffection among loyal Party members.

“The suspension, therefore, though obligatory, has sadly become imperative and inevitable, especially given the dramatic spontaneity and overzealousness of his verbal attacks, which are totally out of character and the have suspiciously been induced by circumstances which defy immediate rational analysis and comprehension”, the statement signed by the Delta PDP Publicity Secretary, Dr. Ifeanyi Osuoza noted.

The matter, he said, has been referred to the State Disciplinary Committee, in order to afford Senator Nwaoboshi a fair hearing and the opportunity to appear before it and defend himself.

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Oshodi council boss, MC Oluomo finally reconcile (PHOTO)



MC Oluomo reconciles with Oshodi council boss

 The executive chairman of Oshodi /Isolo local government area, Bolaji Ariyoh and the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Lagos State, Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya also known as MC Oluomo have finally reconciled and agreed to work together for the good of the local government.

Ariyoh and MC Oluomo had been at each other’s throats for nearly six years now over issues relating to the control of the All progressives Congress (APC) in the local government.

The reconciliation took place on Tuesday at a meeting convened by Ariyoh in his office.

The foes-turned friends agreed to put their disagreement behind and forge ahead for the common good of the LGA.

Sources at the meeting noted that the two gladiators resolved to put the past behind them and work together as brothers especially during the forthcoming local government elections in the state.

Reacting, Ariyoh explained that both him and the NURTW boss have actually agreed to sheathe their swords and work together for the overall development of the local government.

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