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Parents Applaud FG’s Decision On Unity Schools’ PTA Levies, Describe Those Against It As Enemies Of The Parents.

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Some parents of students in the Nigerian Federal Government Secondary Schools popularly known as Unity Schools has commended the Federal Government, for its decision to cancel development levies for new students by the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) and pegging of all dues at five thousand naira (N5, 000) per term.

 

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The parents who spoke in their individual capacities over the weekend also described those who are calling for the reversal of the federal government’s decision as those profiteering from these funds meant to better the welfare of the students and as such they are enemies of the PTA.

The parents who are mostly from King’s College Lagos, and spoke under the condition of anonymity (for the fear of their children being victimised) declared that over the years the parents have been groaning from the pains of making this payments but worse still have not seen a commensurate impact on the development of the students socially and academically.

The parents affirm that the 5,000 levy should be adequate for the PTA to run the activities expected of them given that the leadership of the association carries out its duties transparently and be accountable to parents whom it represents.

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Recently, the Federal Government through its Ministry of Education recently banned the collection of development levies by Parents Teachers Associations (PTA) in the 104 Unity Colleges across the country. According to a statement signed by Bem Goong, deputy director, press, in the ministry of education, this is in order to arrest the shocking trend where development levies imposed on parents by PTAs are becoming higher than the school fees charged by government which established the unity schools. Therefore, no PTA of any Unity College is allowed to initiate any development project in any of the unity colleges without the express or written authorisation of the Federal Ministry of Education.

According to the statement, the ministry was very particular about the case of the King’s College Lagos and Federal Science and Technical College, Yaba, Lagos. It said that in these schools, fees charged for JSS1 in the first term was N69, 400 while the PTA collection was N70, 000 at Kings and N74, 000 at Yaba. This brings the total paid by parents in these two schools to N139, 400 and N143, 400 respectively. With the ban on development levies and pegging of levy at a maximum of N5, 000, parents of JSS1 in these two schools will now pay N88, 000.

At a recent forum the Kings College, Lagos’ PTA Chairperson, Oriakhi Emmanuel, who has being in the office for 5 years and refused to conduct another election in the stated the monthly expenditure of the PTA to be 3.8millon naira which represents payments to teachers, cooks, security and other items it covers, we say then that the PTA levy at 5,000 is adequate to cover these salaries and few other activities. 

The parents unanimous suggested that the PTA should be all inclusive and carry along the parents whose interest they were elected to protect, if there is need for the levy to be more than what is been pegged. The parents agree that these dues should reflect the reality of the economy and budget be drawn and discussed before payment impositions are made.

Meanwhile, in apparent reference to a letter purportedly written and published by the Nation newspaper by the immediate past principal of King’s College, Lagos, Dele Olapeju; on September 16, 2016, decrying the government’s decision, the parents said that, the former principal was only trying to protect his pipeline, as he profited from the PTA levy in 2014 when a car worth 3million naira was presented as a gift to him on retirement. The same former principal was presented with some items by some parents, to alleviate the condition of the school but the items cannot be accounted for.

“It is unfortunate that while the government is making efforts to make education affordable as a weapon for breaking the vicious cycle of poverty, some people are positioning to frustrate it. It is a fact that this decision came at the right time, therefore the public should be wary of the personality and antecedence of the individuals that are calling for the reversal of the decision.” They stated.

However, the parents also declared that it is high time the Federal Government fulfilled its promise of free education, and should take up its responsibility of adequate funding of the Unity Schools.

NB: Attached below are some of  account breakdown of the Kings College, Lagos PTA yearly expenditure, items captured are incredibly infuriating:
Such as;-Donations to stakeholders, Travel and hotel payments, -Water reticulation done yearly. And the obvious decline in income despite increase in number of students etc. 

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Sanusi II Reinstated As Kano Emir As Prophesied By Apostle Omotosho

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Sanusi II Reinstated As Kano Emir As Prophesied By Apostle Omotosho

 

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True prophets are God’s mouthpiece who utters the mind of God and it’s comes to pass. One of such is Apostle Omotosho Tope Joseph who carries unusual prophetic grace upon his life. One of his major prophecies for 2024 has come to pass again.

 

 

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Sanusi II Reinstated As Kano Emir As Prophesied By Apostle Omotosho

In his prophetic release for 2024 he stated that in Kano he sees people congratulating the former Emir of Kano state, HRH Sanusi Lamido. He spoke about his reinstatement ans restoration.

 

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And as predicted, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II has just been reinstated as the Emir of Kano.

This decision followed the Kano State House of Assembly’s resolution to dethrone the current Emir and also dismantle the four new Emirates in the State established under a controversial 2019 law.

Though it has not been officially announced, LEADERSHIP has it on good authority that Sanusi II has been reinstated, and is expected in Kano on Friday.

According to credible inside sources, “So certainly with the passage of the Bill, Sanusi automatically stands reinstated. No need for confirmation, the thing to is wait for the Governor to assent to it.”

 

 

The then restructuring of the Kano Emirate is seen as a political manoeuvre to diminish the influence of then Emir Sanusi II, a vocal critic of the former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje administration. The creation of the new emirates fragmented the authority of the old Kano Emirate Council, diluting its power and influence.

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Global Applause as Jonathan Ojadah Bags US President’s Lifetime Achievement Award

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*Global Applause as Jonathan Ojadah Bags US President’s Lifetime Achievement Award

 

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H.E. Amb. Dr. Jonathan Ojadah, UNIPGC Global President & IRDCUN-EU Permanent Rep. to the United Nations has made the list of 2024 US President’s Lifetime Achievement award.

The honour is reserved for those who contribute more than 4,000 hours of service in their lifetime. Along with the ultimate honour of presidential recognition, recipients usually receive a personalized certificate, an official pin, medallion or coin and a congratulatory letter from the president of the United States of America.

Announcing his emergence as one of the 2024 recipients of the President Joe Biden’s award, Amb. Ojadah in his social media post said it came after a meticulous review and thorough screening of his career achievements.

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He said, “The fruits of unwavering dedication and diligent work are indeed sweet. For all my strides and successes, I give all glory to God Almighty.”

This honour also confers on him the privilege of recommending distinguished individuals from Africa for this esteemed recognition, an initiative under the patronage of His Excellency, Jo Biden, President of the United States of America.

Meanwhile, President Biden in a personally-signed letter congratulated Dr. Ojadah for his service to humanity saying he is proud to present him with the award.
He said, “I, On behalf of the American people, I extend my heartfelt appreciation to you for your volunteer leadership, and I encourage you to continue to answer the call to serve. I congratulate you on taking it upon yourself to contribute to the public good, and I’m proud to present you with the Lifetime Achievement award which will be confered on you during the Global Peace Leadership Summit and Awards on 29th July, 2024 at South Shore Harbour, Houston Texas, USA.
“This honor is in recognition of your commitment and dedication to gather leaders, experts. and successful entrepreneurs to strengthen ties between the private and public sectors in countries and create policy and initiatives is commendable.” he said.

Biden also applauded Dr. Jonathan for the maiden edition of the Global Peace Leadership Summit & Award (LONDON 2023) ,” I take great pride in recognizing your giant stride in hosting the maiden edition with high level session on Nov 25th. 2023 in London with representatives from across government, Diplomats, civil society, and the private sector to address the growing threat to Peace, Security and democratic Governance – A focus on countries in Africa facing Security and Governance challenges.”

Also, a member of US Congress, Sheila Jackson Lee representing the District of Texas congratulated Dr. Ojadah for his recognition, describing it as a momentous occasion.

In a congratulatory letter she personally signed, the US member of Congress extolled Dr. Ojadah for his humanitarian services which she said has been admirable.

“I take great pride in congratulating H.E. Ambassador Dr. Jonathan Ojadah for choosing to host The 2nd Edition of the Global Leadership Investment Summit and Awards Conference (GLISA TEXAS 2024) at the South Shore Harbor Resort in Houston, Texas. Your passion for humanity and philanthropy illustrated in your many initiatives to improve lives both socially and economically is admirable.

“The Global Leadership Investment Summit and Awards Conference aims to help countries by advancing investments, trade, and capacity building. Your commitment and dedication to gather leaders, experts, and successful entrepreneurs to strengthen ties between the private and public sectors in countries and create policy and initiatives is commendable. Congratulations to H.E. Ambassador Jonathan Ojadah for his efforts to promote global leaders and entrepreneurs and further development and investment in countries.”

This grand event and award presentation is set to unfold in the prestigious city of Houston Texas, USA, on 27th – 29th July, 2024.

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Meet Amb. Adaku Dike A Serial Entrepreneur And Talented Nollywood Actor

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 Meet Amb. Adaku Dike A Serial Entrepreneur And Talented Nollywood Actor*

 

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Ambassador. Adaku J. Dike
She is a Nollywood Actor with years of experience. She is not just an actor for acting sake, she is talented, dedicated and beautiful.

With a bountiful of experience in and outside the country, Amb. Adaku has become a household name.

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She has featured in many movies such as Where is Ella, Not a Burden, Hunting the Angel, Green Wave, Teni’s Big Day, Kali, Terila, Beggers Children, Loving Rona, Mind Game, Madam Koikoi, Stolen, Tickle my Heart, Forever My Girl, Retribution, Scare, Royal Turning Point, Silent Prejudice, Single only in Abuja, Domain of Witches , Reincarnate, God Father, Herbalist Nurse and a host of Nollywood blockbusters.

In 2023, she ventured into production in collaboration with the Nigerian Police and did a short film which was eventually directed by Africa’s most consistent Filmmaker, Dr. Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen.

She started her career as an Accountant with Western Goldfields Nig Ltd in 2010 as a Junior Officer, in 2012, she was moved to Eta Zuma Mining and Industries Ltd as a Senior Officer, her deliverables, sense of discipline and professionalism earn her the position of Head of Finance Department and Head of Administrative Department respectively in 2018 till date.

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She is a Philanthropist, the Founder of ‘Don’t Shame the Name’ Advocacy Foundation, an NGO Registered with CAC, that has put smiles on many faces, the CEO of ‘Many Agro Farms Nig Ltd’, a company that is into Agricultural Products and Food. CEO Janny Many Nigeria Ltd, that’s for general services, supply, contracts, event management and logistics etc.

She is a woman of many values who has ventured into various fields including music, journalism and dancing. This is so due to her passion for the entertainment industry. Adaku is a registered member of Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN.

Humanitarian work and support is one thing you cannot take away from her identity hence she is a registered member of Lions Club International (Abuja Platinum) she has held positions such as Secretary and Legal Adviser of the Club respectively.

A Bsc holder in Banking and Finance and LLB. Law; just to mention a few, in 2020, she was given the first Award ( Humanitarian Award, In 2021 Young Archivers Award and in 2022, Ambassador of Culture Award, Award of Appreciation from Lion Club etc.

 

In the Course of her career she has been exposed to many trainings, seminars, conferences, conventions both at home and outside Nigeria which has resulted in her becoming diverse and successful in her chosen career.

She also featured prominently in the much anticipated movie, “Issakaba returns” produced and directed by Ambassador Dr Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen.

Meet Amb. Adaku Dike A Serial Entrepreneur And Talented Nollywood Actor*

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