Anambra state government has banned the wearing of miniskirts as school uniform in all schools across the state.
Commissioner for Education, Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, said in Awka on Sunday, September 18, that the announcement of the ban became necessary as schools resume on Monday.
She said the ban had earlier been made known to Education Secretaries of public and private schools in the state.
The commissioner condemned the growing trend of wearing miniskirts as school uniform and said it was morally wrong and unacceptable in children of school age.
In her statement, she said :
“A student should look smart, well groomed, project positive vibes and not be indecently dressed for school.
“The acceptable length for uniforms in the state remains knee length and not above the knee, which is fast becoming the fashion trend in schools”.
The commissioner for education said further that Education Secretaries had been charged to ensure that schools complied with the directive to salvage the future of students in the state.
Chuma-Udeh also urged the secretaries to put across the right morals and discipline means to students so that they would be well-behaved and grow to become responsible adults.
AfricentOCL UK Makes ‘Global Energy Awards 2023’ Finalists List
It’s another major milestone for a top firm in the maritime business sector, AfricentOCL UK, as it made the finalists list of the 2023 edition of Platts Global Energy Awards.
In the carefully screened list of 207 credible energy companies, AfricentOCL UK tops five others in the Energy Transition (Mainstream) category. According to S&P Global Platts, the organizers of the awards event, firms are recognized based on their achievements and results, positive impact on customers and the industry.
“The ‘Global Energy Awards’ indicates the direction in which the energy industry is headed. It is about recognizing the energy sector’s exponential growth and rapid progress, thereby acknowledging companies and individuals working on the crucial, innovative, practicable solutions that will solve the energy industry challenges,” the organizers declared.
It is AfricentOCL UK’s second global honour within a space of eleven months. Making the list as one of the finalists in the Global Energy Awards was coming soon after its victory as the 2023 Greater London Enterprise Awards’ ‘Best Maritime Materials and Vessel Chartering Provider’ winner.
Expressing his joy at the fresh honour for his business empire, AfricentOCL UK CEO, Mr. Juwon Lawal Razaq, stated that such an honour coming from an internally recognized outfit like S&P Global Platts is to him a good ego booster, which encourages business outfits to aspire to achieve more exploits. “Making the finalists list, for us, is a great leap to winning. We understand that people are watching us, they know that we have the gifts and skills and we have never been afraid to show them toward making the industry greater. So, it’s a great way to announce our future win, and we will celebrate the honour,” Juwon Lawal affirms.
A special reception to mark Platts Global Energy Awards’ 25th anniversary will be held in New York on December 7, 2023, where winners will be announced.
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Chicago Academic Record: Tinubu’s Lawyers Kick As Court Orders Release
Justice Nancy Maldonado has upheld the judgment of Magistrate Judge, Jeffrey Gilbert in ordering Chicago State University to release President Bola Tinubu’s records to Atiku Abubakar.
Justice Maldonado made the ruling on Saturday, September 30 according to the release posted by the District Court of the Northern District of Illinois, U.S., meaning that President Tinubu’s appeal to stop the release of the documents had failed.
The Chicago State University (CSU) will now proceed this week to release relevant non-privileged documents on Monday 2 October.
The deposition by CSU will take place on Tuesday October 3.
Justice Maldonado in the 33 page ruling stated:
“The court overrules President Tinubu’s objections to Magistrate Judge Gilbert’s recommended ruling and therefore adopts the ruling in full.
“Mr Abubakar’s application is therefore granted.
“In light of the pending Supreme Court of Nigeria deadline, represented to the court as October 5, 2023 and based on CSU’s representations that it is ready to comply with the discovery requests and produce a witness, the court sets an expedited schedule for completion of discovery.
“Respondent CSU is directed to produce all relevant and non-privileged documents in response to requests for Production Nos-1 through 4( as narrowed by Judge Gilbert and adopted here) in Mr. Abubakar’s subpoena by 12.00p.m(noon) CDT on Monday October 2, 2023. The Rule 30(b)( 6) deposition of CSU’s corporate designeee must be completed by 5.00pm CDT on Tuesday October 3, 2023.
“Given the October 5, 2023 filing deadline before the Supreme Court of Nigeria, the court will not extend or modify these deadlines”
Atiku’s wish to get an authenticated certificate of Tinubu’s diploma will not be among the documents that CSU will be releasing to him as CSU said diplomas certificates are ceremonial, and they don’t retain copies of students’ certificates, not just for Mr. Tinubu but for all students. So, they can’t authenticate it without having a copy of the original certificate.
The main documents CSU will be producing on Monday are the documents certified by Jamar Orr and was tendered at the Nigerian Tribunal on July 6th, which is already in the public domain.
Among these documents are Tinubu’s admission letter to the school and his transcripts.
Also, Jamar Orr, who certified those documents, will be doing an oral deposition on Tuesday. He will swear on oath confirming he certified those documents that were submitted at the Tribunal.
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Nigeria@63: My Husband Is Not A Magician – Remi Tinubu Tells Nigerians
The First Lady, Oluremi Tinubu, says her husband, President Bola Tinubu, is not a magician but is working to fix the country.
Mrs Tinubu stated this on Sunday in Abuja during her remarks at the interdenominational church service to mark Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Anniversary, with the theme: “Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
She said the Tinubu administration inherited the situation on the ground but is willing to fix things without putting blame on any administration.
“All we inherited are things that had happened many years ago; we are not here to put blame on any administration but to fix what has been damaged.
“My husband is not a magician; he is going to work and I believe and hope that we will have peace in this country; the best is yet to come to us,” she said.
She reiterated her husband’s determination to fix all that had been damaged in the country.
“Good governance can only be impactful if the people follow the example of Jesus Christ, our Lord, who embodied the fruit of the spirit, including love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance and forgiveness.
“A Nigeria of abundance has begun, and to be part of the greatness that God has started in the nation, Nigerians must look beyond their current realities and embrace hope anew,” she said.
Mrs Tinubu also pleaded with Nigerians to celebrate the unity that defined the nation’s diversity.
“There is no challenge, obstacle or difficulty that we cannot overcome or surmount if we imbibe the nature of Christ who said in Matthew 11:28 that ‘come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest’.
“In times like these, all we do is to keep our hope alive, the lively hope which Jesus Christ has birthed in us,” she said.
The first lady also assured Nigerians that her husband had made wider consultations with the international community and investors to reposition the country.
Earlier, the President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, Israel Akanji, who was the guest preacher, assured Nigerians of overcoming the numerous challenges facing the country.
While appreciating Mr Tinubu for his independence anniversary address to the nation, the cleric, however, appealed to him and other arms of government to ensure the fulfilment of the promises made to Nigerians.
He prayed that God would turn around the situation in Nigeria.
In his remarks, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) George Akume appealed to Nigerians to remain patient.
Mr Akume said that measures were being put in place to cushion the plights of Nigerians, adding that some of the issues affecting the country cannot be resolved urgently as they had expected.
“Solutions to Nigeria’s complex problems can never be as instant as expected; it will take some time, but measures are already being put in place to address them.”
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