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Breaking: Lagos Assembly Plans Laws To Establish 2 Universities

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Breaking: Lagos Assembly Plans Laws To Establish 2 Universities

 

 

 

 

 

Breaking: Lagos Assembly Plans Laws To Establish 2 Universities

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SaharaWeeklyNG Reports That The Lagos Assembly on Thursday debated two bills proposing the establishment of two tertiary institutions – a University of Education and a University of Science and Technology – in the state.

 

 

 

 

 

Breaking: Lagos Assembly Plans Laws To Establish 2 Universities

 

 

 

 

 

 

The bills, which scaled second reading on the floor of the House presided over by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Mudashiru Obasa ( Lagos Assembly Speaker ) was committed to the House Committee on Education (Tertiary) to report back in two weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hon. Bisi Yusuff (Alimosho 1) argued that the bill for a law to provide for the establishment of the University of Education, Lagos (UNEDLAG) was important as he suggested that it should also have provision for pre-degree programs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yusuff also noted a provision in the bill that would make graduates be somewhat independent rather than search for jobs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The inclusion of vocational training will also make the students self-employed,” he said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On his part, Hon. Sani Okanlawon said it had become important for the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education and the Michael Otedola College of Education to be upgraded to a university. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The society now rejects NCE and what is the benefit of going to a school that your certificate will not be recognized?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Admission into this school is the lowest as only 18 applicants chose (ACCORD) as the first choice in the last Universal Tertiary Matriculations Examinations (UTME).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“With the creation of this varsity, it will reduce the number of applicants seeking admission to LASU,” he said. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also contributing, Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu (Eti-Osa 2), who agreed with his colleagues on the need to upgrade the two colleges of education in the state to a university, said the NCE is no longer popular.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to him, the establishment of the university is timely, but “there is need to have a template to form the institution to avoid overlap.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hon. David Setonji, chairman of the House Committee on Information, supported the bill and added that the state had a high number of primary and secondary schools with fewer teachers and that the university would help resolve the challenge. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Leader of the House, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade (Ikorodu 1), who said he was excited about the planned upgrade, told his colleagues that he is a product of ACCORD and that he taught for five years with the certificate he got from the institution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The creation of a new varsity is a good thing. This bill takes care of the welfare of both lecturers and students,” he added. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking about the bill, Hon. Abiodun Tobun (Epe 2) said he was optimistic the proposed University of Education would produce good teachers if passed into law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concerning the proposed University of Science and Technology, the lawmakers expressed optimism that it would help provide manpower for the development of the state and the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In his contributions, Hon. Rauf Age-Sulaimon (Amuwo Odofin 2) suggested that courses in the humanities and legal studies should not be included in the institution’s curriculum as a University of Science and Technology. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While Hon. Femi Saheed (Kosofe 2) said science and technology play vital roles in development, Hon. Bisi Yusuff urged that the studies to be offered should take into cognizance the culture of the people. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yusuff also advised that the university should be made to go into researches on agriculture to reduce the high cost of food in the state and the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 By Eromosele Ebhomele

Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the Lagos  Assembly.

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HON. PRINCE IDRIS BALOGUN THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR EGBE /IDIMU 2025 CHAIRMAN

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HON. PRINCE IDRIS BALOGUN THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR EGBE /IDIMU 2025 CHAIRMAN

 

 

For years, Prince Idris Balogun popularly refer to asOluomo Kafata and SLA to the Senate of the federal Republic of Nigeria has been a dedicated and loyal member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) political party, in Alimosho Lagos State, His unwavering loyalty to the party has been evident through his consistent hard work, services and dedication to serving the party and people of Alimosho especially Egbe idimuLCDA,his free ride of school children and masses over the years upon the fact it is coming from his personal earnings is a testimony of his large heart ,he has shown perseverance and resilience in the face of challenges, always working tirelessly to ensure victory for the party at all levels, improve the welfare of the residents and promote the development of the community.

His experience in serving the party couple with his philanthropic gestures in his community, Hon Prince Idris Balogun has proven himself to be a competent and capable leader. His track record of quality leadership is undeniable, as he has consistently prioritized the needs of the people and worked towards achieving tangible results that benefit the community as a whole.

As the 2025 chairmanship elections approach, now is the time to reward Oluomo Kafata for his years of dedicated service and commitment to APC. He has demonstrated his loyalty, perseverance, experience, and quality leadership, and it is only fitting that he is supported and endorsed for the upcoming chairmanship.

With Oluomo at the helm, the future of Egbe Idimu Local Government is in capable and trusted hands.

He his a Royal Prince of isheri Road who has identify with his community and well respected,a successful business man who fought gallantly for the welfare of his people and a family man.

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Breaking! Fire guts Christ Embassy headquarters in Lagos (Video)

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Breaking! Fire guts Christ Embassy headquarters in Lagos

Breaking! Fire guts Christ Embassy headquarters in Lagos

Sadly, the headquarters of the Christ Embassy Church, located in the Oregun area of Ikeja, Lagos State, reportedly caught fire on Sunday morning.

This was revealed in multiple videos from the scene shared on X.com on Sunday.

Officials of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service are also said to be at the scene in efforts to salvage the situation.

Sharing a video from the location, Augustine tweeting as Chief_Augustin1 on X.com wrote, “Christ Embassy Church on Billings Way, Oregun, is on fire.

“Serious fire is raging, and men of the Lagos State Fire Service are working hard to put it off. Thank God service hasn’t commenced fully.”

 

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Utsev: Harnessing Nigeria’s Water Resources For Economic Gains By Tolulope Adebayo

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Utsev: Harnessing Nigeria’s Water Resources For Economic Gains

By Tolulope Adebayo

 

Under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration, the Federal Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation has experienced a remarkable resurgence, led by the visionary leadership of Professor Joseph Terlumun Utsev. As the Honourable Minister of Water Resources, Utsev has leveraged his vast expertise and experience in water resources and environmental engineering to champion groundbreaking initiatives addressing the nation’s complex water challenges.

 

Utsev: Harnessing Nigeria's Water Resources For Economic Gains
By Tolulope Adebayo

 

Hailing from Buruku Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria, Professor Utsev boasts an impressive academic pedigree. He graduated with distinction from the Federal University of Agriculture (now JOSTUM), Makurdi, in 2004, earning a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering with Second Class Honours (Upper Division) as the best student in his cohort. He then pursued advanced studies at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, earning a Master’s degree in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering in 2007 and a PhD in the same field in 2011.

Professor Utsev’s illustrious career spans approximately 17 years, marked by distinguished tenures in academia and the engineering field. He has accumulated a wealth of experience and expertise, earning widespread recognition and acclaim as a consummate administrator and highly esteemed professional. A prolific scholar, he has authored approximately 40 scholarly papers published in esteemed national and international journals, solidifying his standing as a leading authority in his field.

As Minister of Water Resources, Utsev has drawn upon his extensive experience to address flooding and erosion across the country. His academic background and professional expertise have enabled him to devise innovative solutions addressing the root causes of these problems. His leadership has fostered a culture of inclusivity and effectiveness, characterized by a silent intellectual approach focused on results-driven initiatives and collaborative governance.

Professor Utsev’s most outstanding achievement yet has been his remarkable aptitude for augmenting and expanding existing initiatives, tailoring and refining them to harmonize with the pragmatic nuances of the situation. He has expertly recalibrated, adopted, or adapted policies to align with his visionary objectives for the water sector, demonstrating mastery of strategic adaptation and leadership.

Under his leadership, the Ministry of Water Resources has made significant progress in water infrastructure development, irrigation projects, and water supply expansion, enhancing the nation’s water security. His commitment to a water-secure Nigeria has led to the implementation of innovative technologies and sustainable practices, ensuring equal access to clean water and sanitation for all citizens.

Professor Utsev’s appointment as Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation marks a homecoming, with an expanded purview that affords him the opportunity to leverage his intellectual approach to governance, cultivating synergy and inclusivity among diverse stakeholders. Through his commitment to transparency and accountability, he has earned the esteem and trust of the Nigerian populace, inspiring confidence in the ministry’s programs and initiatives.

As a silent intellectual, Professor Utsev exemplifies leadership by example, dedicating himself selflessly to the service of the nation and its people. His efforts have begun to yield concrete results, positioning Nigeria for a brighter future where water resources are optimally harnessed for sustainable development, economic growth, and human betterment. His steadfast commitment to public service, combined with his legal acumen and expertise, makes him the perfect fit for President Tinubu’s administration.

As the nation marks the first anniversary of the Tinubu administration, Professor Utsev’s contributions to the water sector stand out as a testament to the transformative power of silent intellectual leadership, demonstrating the impact of dedication, expertise, and unwavering commitment to shaping a better Nigeria.

–Adebayo is a communication expert based in Badagry, Lagos.

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