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Mirroring the giant strides of Anike Adekanye in Education District II



Mrs. Anike Adekanye, the Tutor General/Permanent Secretary of Education District 2, Maryland, Lagos is one who does not compromise success.

Adekanye who has been described as a pragmatic and diligent leader by many has a track record of sterling performance.

The tutor general/permanent secretary under her leadership has produced over the years the best teacher in Nigeria, best secondary school in Nigeria, best teacher in secondary category, best district in Governor’s Merit Award with 4 cars and 5 consolation prizes, one day Governor (2times), as well as one day deputy Governor.

In Lagos State Education District II where she is currently the head, four of its teachers Mrs. Buhari Ovinuyon; Mr. Rasheed Bolanle Odenike; Mr. Akindele A. Akinbode and Mr. Temitope Gbadamosi, were among the 13 recently recognised in April 2021 as outstanding officers in the State’s education sector by Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, with the presentation of brand new cars to each of the teachers as a way of appreciating their commitment to the growth of education.

For Adekanye,her success story is a team work, because she valued excellent working relationships with staff. She is always extolling the teachers for making the District proud by winning several awards and competition in spite of the challenges that confronted the educational sector globally.

“Excellence has now become the new trademark of Education District II, under the leadership of Mrs. Anike Adekanye. She encourages all to emulate the feat so far accomplished by the District and keep the light burning. ‘We must keep doing well and winning more laurels at every competition”, she said.

On 20th October, 2021 National Youth games, Lanre Awolokun High School’s Tijani Abdul Razak came first with Gold medal in Table tennis.

At 7th Award excellence, Luwasa Senior High School Ijede, another school in the district, was honoured by Lagos State government.

At Eko Stem, Ramota Odugbesan of Immaculate Senior High school came third.

5 October, 2021 Presidential teachers Award for 2021 was clinched by Mr. Rasheeed Odenike.

In August 2019,Lagos State Mathematics Olympiad competition represented Ogodo Chukwundi Moses of Keme Balogun Junior College, Ibeshe district and came second. This was followed by an essay competition won by another school in the district, Ogudu Senior Grammar School which came first with a cash of N 40,000 in September 2019, Adedeji Temiloluwa Rhoda represented the district in National Youth Games and came first.

On October 5th 2019, Elusakin Iyabo Agnes was the first overall winner in the National Teachers Award courtesy federal ministry of Education (presidency Award) she went home with a black HYUNDAI Sonata car.

This was followed by the Secondary Schools debate won by Samuel Imanusen of Ipakodo Senior Grammar School at felabration, he went home with a musical instrument and educational tablet.

Abdul Azeez Abdul Raheem and Olayide Subomi of Government Senior Model College Ikorodu represented the district of Lagos State at the 32nd edition of National festival of Arts and culture in Benin City, Edo state.

Eva Adelaya Senior Girls Secondary School Gbagada represented the district at 2019 World Food Day organised by the Lagos State government, ministry of Agriculture in conjuction with Dangote sugar Plc.

Mrs. Anike Adekanye is not a stranger to success and laudable feats. Between 2016 and 2019, her landmark achievements remain indelible even from her days in district 5, Agboju.

In 2016 October, Ajeromi Ifelodun Senior Secondary High School, Ajegunle was the third best in Monopoly organised by Lagos State Sport communication and the State ministry of Education.

Top field College, Ajegunle won the first overall with a cash Prize of N 900,000 in Scholarship. In traditional Sports of Abula and Ayo Ajeromi Ifelodun Senior High School came first with N 200,000 and scholarship from Lagos State ministry of Sport.

In the Robotics competition, Araromi Ilogbo Senior and Junior Schools came fourth with a trophy, medal and school bag from the state ministry of education

Badagry Senior Grammar School was first in School Olympics competition (short put) organised by the State ministry of sport.

During the Lagos State festival of instructional materials in 2016 Lagos State Model Junior College, Ojo, Kankon Senior Secondary School, Ikoga Junior Secondary School, Olodi Apapa Senior Secondary School, Festac Senior College represented the district.

In 2017 PZ Cusson Chemistry Challenge, Federal government college ljanikin and French village international School, Badagry came 3rd 8th respectively.

The Tutor General/Permanent Secretary’s visit to all the 138 Schools in the district including 12 riverine schools was impactful on teaching and learning. It also had a remarkable improvement in students’ attendance.

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PHOTOS: Buhari on condolence visit to UAE



President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in Dubai on a condolence visit over the death of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the United Arab Emirates.

Zayed Al Nahyan died at the age of 73 on May 13, 2022.

The country’s ministry of presidential affairs had declared a 40-day state mourning with flag flown at half-mast and the suspension of work in the public and private sectors for three days.

Buhari departed Nigeria on Thursday and arrived in Dubai in the early hours of Friday.

He was accompanied by Zubairu Dada, minister of state foreign affairs; Isa Pantami, minister of communications and digital economy; Mohammed Bello, minister of federal capital territory, and Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation.

Below are photos.

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Protest in Abuja over council chairmen tenure extension



Some residents of the Federal Capital Territory have taken to the streets to protest the tenure extension of six area councils’ chairmen and councillors.

The chairmen and councillors’ terms in office elapsed on Thursday and the newly-elected officials were supposed to be sworn in today.

But the FCT minister, Muhammad Bello, cited a court judgement and extended the officials’ tenure by one year.

Displeased by the extension, residents in the Gwagwalada Area Council on Friday morning took to the streets.

The residents, who barricaded the roads and made bonfires, are demanding a reversal of the decision.

The incident, it was gathered, obstructed vehicular movements in the area.

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Nigerian government moves to end ASUU, poly lecturers strikes, begins arrears payment




The Federal Government has commenced the payment of minimum wage arrears, which it owed lecturers under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) as part of efforts to end ongoing strikes by the unions, The PUNCH has learnt.

The National President of ASUP, Dr. Anderson Ezeibe, and the Chairman, ASUU FUTMinna, Dr. Gbolahan Bolarin, confirmed this in separate interviews in Abuja on Thursday.

The two unions are currently on strike following the inability of the government to meet their demands including the payment of minimum wage arrears and release of revitalisation funds, among others.

While ASUU commenced its strike on February 14, 2022, ASUP is currently on an initial two-week warning strike.

Confirming the payment on Thursday, Ezeibe, however, said that was just the beginning.

He said, “The government has started responding. They just started paying the salary/minimum wage arrears, the one they have refused to pay.

“However, that is just one of the demands, so we have not reached anywhere. They have not attended to the others, but I can confirm that people have started receiving alerts of the arrears owed.”

Also, Bolarin, said, “Some of my members got alert of their minimum wage arrears; their salaries are still pending.”

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