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adminreachOctober 5, 2017

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One of the revelations of the recently concluded National Youth Games in Ilorin, is the emergence of Islamia Yusuf who will jet out to Uganda next week to represent Nigeria at the African Junior Weightlifting Championship holding this month.
Islamia, one of the representatives of the State of Osun at the 3rd edition of the annual youth games won three gold medals at the event where thirty three states participated. Islamia, who has since been called to the National camp in Abuja is one of the few weightlifters selected to represent the country at the championship as she remains outstanding among her peerss at the training.
Speaking on the development,  Adeyemi Rufus, State of Osun weightlifting coach, described the invitation and selection of Islamia Yusuf as a right decision by the Nigeria Weightlifting Federeration, saying she merited being chosen as a result of her performance in Ilorin which amazed all officials.
Coach Adeyemi pledged that Islamia will not only go to Uganda to participate but will do the state of  Osun and Nigeria proud by winning medals.


adminreachOctober 5, 2017

2min260

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), says there is mass exodus of teachers at both primary and secondary schools in Niger State due to poor condition of service and remuneration.
The Union’s Chairman in Niger, Malam Ibrahim Umaru,  made this known during the 2017 celebration of World Teachers Day tagged: “Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers” in Minna on Thursday.  Reports showed that World Teachers Day is set aside by UNESCO to honour and celebrate teachers for their immense contributions to humanity and national development. He called on the state government to pay the outstanding arrears owed some primary schools teachers in August and October.
He urged the Ministry of Education and SUBEB to redouble efforts toward releasing and implementing promotion of affected teachers to boost their morale and improve educational system. Umaru in his statement appealed to state government to reintroduce some allowances for teachers in the rural areas to motivate and retain them in service. “We appealed to the state government to intensify effort to settle our retired teachers who are patiently waiting to be paid their entitlement.  Government should also make adequate provision of instructional materials to schools to make teaching and learning effective,” he said.
He stressed that for qualified, trained and experienced teachers to be retained in the system, government must come up with policies that would make teachers and the teaching profession more attractive. He also advised government to adopt the procedural recruitment policy by allowing all the statutory recruitment agencies such as Teachers Registration Council (TRC), State Universal Basic Education (SUBEB) and other vital agencies to be involved in the process.


adminreachOctober 5, 2017

2min340

Ike Shorunmu, on Thursday in Lagos urged the Super Eagles to be resilient in their Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier against the Chipolopolo of Zambia on Saturday in Uyo.
Super Eagles forward, Victor Moses tries to get pass through Indomitable Lions of Cameroon’s defenders, Sebastien Siani (15) and Yahia Banana (21) during yesterday’ s World Cup qualifying match in Yaounde, Cameroon which ended 1-1.
“All they need to do now is to focus on what brought them this far and that should be their watchword. They should show resilience throughout the game. I’m confident that we will get the desired result because the handlers know what they want and they know how to get the result. Besides, Nigerians should support and pray that no odd will be against them in the match,’’ he advised while speaking.
On his view about the team’s goalkeeping, Shorunmu, who was the goalkeeper trainer at the Rio de Janerio 2014 World Cup, said that he had confidence on whoever man’s the goal post. “I believe all our goalkeepers have what it takes to see us through. As long as they coordinate themselves as a team, we shouldn’t have any problem. With good coordination and communication between the defence line and the goalkeeper, we should be able to secure this very important win. All I can wish the Super Eagles is success,’’ he concluded.
Nigeria currently tops Group B of the Africa qualifiers for the Russia 2018 World Cup with 10 points followed by Zambia with seven points. A home victory over Zambia – a side they beat away at the start of the group phase – will be enough to see Nigeria return to the finals after reaching the second round in Brazil in 2014.


adminreachOctober 5, 2017

1min270

A labourer, Monday Atawei, who allegedly stole 65 tubers of yam valued at N30,000 was on Thursday brought before an Okitipupa Magistrates’ Court in Ondo State.
Atawei is standing trial on a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing. The prosecutor, Insp. Zedekiah Orogbemi, told the court that the defendant and two others at large, on Sept. 19 around 6:30 a.m at a farmland along Okitipupa-Ode-Aye Road, conspired to steal the yams. The prosecutor also disclosed that the defendant was employed as labourer by the complainant, Idowu Akinsuleyin, to work on his yam farmland, but later came back, after collecting his wages, to steal the yams.
He said that the offences contravened Sections 312 and 390(9) of Criminal Code, Cap.37, Vol.1, Laws of Ondo State, 2006. The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges. The Magistrate, Mr Banji Ayeomoni, admitted the accused to bail of N20, 000 with a surety in like sum and evidence of one year tax clearance.
He however adjourned the case until Oct.13 for further hearing.