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Governor of Kaduna State ,Malam Nasir El-Rufai has said that he had to temporarily withdraw his son from the Kaduna Capital School because of some kidnap threats.

His son, Abubakar Sadiq was enrolled in the public school in 2019.

However, the Governor told the Pidgin Service of the BBC that security reports available to his government had it that, three bandit groups were planning to abduct his son from the school.

He said he had also enrolled Sadiq’s younger sister, Nasrine in the same school after turning six years, before the security development which forced the family to, temporarily, withdraw the children.

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“The two children are currently on home schooling and only going to Capital School to write exams,they will return to the school ully when security improves,” he said

“My son and also my daughter are registered in the school, because his (Abubakar-Sadiq) sister also clocked six and we registered her in the school. But we had to temporarily withdraw them for security of the school because we received security report that three groups were planning to attack the school and kidnap my son.”

I Withdrew My Son From Public School Because Of Kidnap Threats- El-Rufai

“I don’t think they (kidnappers) would have succeeded because there are enough security in the school to prevent them, but it would expose other pupils of the school to danger. We don’t know the kind of weapon they would have brought.”

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” I had taken a stand against payment of ransom and we had report that, three groups were planning to kidnap my son from Capital School to see whether I will pay ransom or not if my son is kidnapped,” he said.

“Both Abubakar Sadiq and Nasrine will go back to the school when there is confidence that, their attendance will not put the school at risk.”

Thw decision,he said,was based on the advice of the security agents.

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NYSC sports, cultural festival promote national unity, devt – Official Festival

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The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), says it has initiated the annual Sports and Cultural Festival to harness the potentials of the youths towards sustainable national development.

Alhaji Baba Ladan, Director, NYSC North-East Area Office, stated this at the inauguration of the Zonal Preliminaries of the 2021 NYSC annual Sports and Cultural Festival, on Wednesday in Bauchi.

Ladan, represented by Hajiya Salamatu Muhammed, Deputy Director, NYSC North-East, said the competition was adesigned to explore talents in dance, drama and sports.

This, he said, is to further entrench the objectives of the scheme towards promoting national unity.

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“The scheme seeks to provide an avenue for further interactions among corps members of diverse background, irrespective of our ethnic and religious differences, we can lift our country higher through our shared values, spirit of patriotism and collective will,

“I implore you to adhere strictly to the rules of the festival. You are to also conduct yourselves peacefully throughout the period.

“You should all imbibe the spirit of sportsmanship by not taking the competition as a do or die affair but a platform to showcase your talents.

“To the referees, umpires and judges of dance, drama and standout comedy, I urge you to please display professionalism and fairness in officiating the competition,” he said.

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NYSC sports, cultural festival promote national unity, devt – Official Festival

The director further urged members of the public to support the scheme to achieve the set objectives of the festival by harnessing the potentials of the talented youths.

Earlier, Alhaji Hamisu Abubakar, the state coordinator of the scheme, congratulated the corps members for representing their respective states, and advised them to shun night traveling.

States participating in the competing in Bauchi Zone include Adamawa, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa, Taraba and Yobe.

Borno state was given a walk over against Jigawa in both football and volleyball competitions for its absent at the festival.

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Gombe state would be locking horns with Adamawa while Taraba would face Yobe in football and volleyball games.

Other competitions ares track events (athletics), dance, drama as well as comedy.

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Politicians in Nigeria, experts in different parts of the world, religious leaders, traditional rulers and members of the organized private sector will participate in the 70th Anniversary Celebration of one of the best secondary schools in Nigeria, St Peter Claver’s College, Aghalokpe on Saturday, October 16, 2021.

‘’St Peter Claver’s College, Aghalokpe has made great achievements in the past 70 years. Therefore, Saturday, October 16, 2021 is a day of celebrating SPCC’s past, recognizing individuals who have made remarkable contributions and sharing old memories’’ a statement issued in Aghalokpe by the Chairman of SPCC 70th Anniversary Organizing Committee, Chief Kingsley Omokri said.

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The statement announced Friday, October 15 to Sunday, October 17, 2021 as the date of the 70th anniversary celebration.

Global experts, Politicians, others set for SPCC 70TH Anniversary

The statement listed the building of a proper college gate, interlocking of the college roads, rehabilitation of all the college laboratories, senior staff quarters and construction of a brand new IT Centre as major projects of the SPCC Old Boys Association.

’SPCC development stories have set an example for other associations in Delta State’’.

The statement emphasized the achievements and contributions that the Old Boys Association made in the past.

It pointed out that the Old Boys Association in the immediate past rehabilitated the college hall, junior staff quarters, chapel and the college administrative building (principal’s office, staff room and library,

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ANSPOLY Holds International Conference, as UNIZIK VC Describes Those Who Rig Elections as Political Illiterates

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By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu

Anambra State Polytechnic (ANSPOLY), Mgbakwu, in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State recently at the school’s auditorium held a Physical and Virtual Multi-disciplinary International Conference with Theme: Knowledge, Technology And Innovation for Africa’s Transformation in collaboration with the Centre for Advanced Arts, Science, Social and Management Research (CAASSMR).

In her opening remarks, the Rector of the Polytechnic, Dr (Mrs.) Nneka Mefoh said the institution had her maiden International Multidisciplinary Conference in the year 2019 and was adjudged a good outing, noting that the opened their eyes to the corporate character of the members of the Polytechnic community.

She said that they worked tirelessly to ensure that the second conference met the global academic conference standard, stating that they had presentations and panel discussions, on various issues, workshops and other interactive sessions that would fill their intellectual appetite.

The ANSPOLY Rector announced that they had twelve NBTE-accredited departments in four schools at the National Diploma (ND) level and that the Polytechnic was currently preparing for the visitation for the approval of more programmes particularly the Higher National Diploma (HND) Programmes, adding that they had the list of programmes and other information on their website.

Dr Mefoh said that as a young institution birthed in 2017, though it was formerly a monotecnic, that had achieved a lot in terms of standards, the NBTE accreditation JAMB, TeTFund enlistment and most recently, the allocation of TETFund intervention funds as for other polytechnics.

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She thanked God for His mercies and Governor Willie Obiano for the efforts to make the institution great in the face of the global economic meltdown, the construction of access road from Awka to the Polytechnic and ongoing construction of internal roads had actually given them the push to invite people to the institution.

‘All hands were on deck, with all doggedness [even when the problem of dearth of funds was a critical challenging factor], the academic, technical and non-academic staff worked together in one mind to make sure that the conference was a success.

‘Indeed, it was a good one. With all the enthusiasm, we all dreamt of greater 2020 conference which did not hold eventually, due to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic that ravaged so many parts of the world,’ she said.

Dr Mefor stated that over ninety abstracts were received from scholars all over the world and that in view of the post COVID challenges in education, the conference was held in a hybrid form, appreciating God for modern Information and Communication Technology which she said, made it possible for people to attend conferences from the cool comfort of their rooms or offices.

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The ANSPOLY Rector noted that academic conferences were necessary symposia that encouraged researchers to be committed to their work, emphasizing that epoch innovations were made as a result of the inventive minds and that reasons for attending academic conferences included, but was not limited to presentation of results of research work carried out in various fields, networking among researchers for future collaborations, multicultural interaction and socialization exposition to cutting edge research, visiting other terrains, relaxation away from the challenges of work overload and unending list of issues ‘seeking urgent attention’ and many others.

‘This time around, we included a pre-conference workshop that prepared attendees for the conference proper. The theme of this year’s Pre-conference workshop was “The mid-point between Academic Research and a Technologically-driven Economy” anchored by an erudite scholar, Professor Chris Ezeibe from the UNN.

‘The paper carefully identified the mid-point and ‘married’ academic research and our dream economy. We are very sure that the participants learnt a lot and should be ready to put that into practice in their various endeavours,’ ANSPOLY Rector said.

She continued: ‘inasmuch as research work was not exclusive right of the academia, you can agree with me that academics that commit to research have a lot to offer the society. In our world today, technology has proved to be a boon to so many nations.

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‘Polytechnic education has a technological emphasis and is very practical in nature and that is why we are striving to keep on bringing scholars together for academic and practical interactions which we hope will eventually yield the desired fruits for the betterment of our society, especially Africa.

‘Anambra State Polytechnic, Mgbakwu has an agricultural background being an offspring of the erstwhile Anambra State College of Agriculture, Mgbakwu, as such we have recorded so many researches in the area of agriculture by the members of the academia in our community. The other disciplines found in the Polytechnic are not left out ad they are striving for the top of their fields.

Meanwhile, the Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Professor Charles Esimone while presenting a keynote address described all those involved in election and political malpractice as illiterates, saying that there was no way Africa would move forward with people he said, mortgaged their future and that of those around them just for immediate gains.

‘Africans are backwards because of these individuals. They care less the masses. All they are concerned about are their pockets and nothing more,’ he said.

The Public Relations Officer of ANSPOLY, Chukwuanu Sunday Okagbue, Anipr anchored the event and the Master of Ceremony.

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