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A Big Mistake In My JAMB Exam

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Good day everyone, i need urgent advice from you guys. My Jamb centre was located at gateway poly saapade. Not knowing there are two gateway at ogun state, i went to the popular gateway at igbesa and it was too late before i discovered this.

Is there anything i can do? Can jamb reschedule the date if i complain? Please help.

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Aguma of Turukun Chiefdom Visits Emir of Keffi, Sen. Adamu

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By Emma Peter, Abuja

As part of cementing long time relationship between the Bassa ethnic group and Keffi Emirate, His Royal Highness, the Aguma of Bassa Turukun Chiefdom in Toto LGA of Nasarawa State, Dr. David Wodi Tukura with his council of Chiefs were on Sunday November 7, 2021 paid courtesy visit to the Emir of Keffi, HRH Alhaji Dr. Shehu Chindo Yamusa 111 and Sen. Abdullahi Adamu (Sarkin Yakin Keffi).

It was gathered that the purpose of the visit was to strengthen the long time relationship that was coexisted between the Bassa tribe and the Emirate, promoting unity, harmony and peaceful coexistence.

The visit however attracted Bassa men and women from different parts of the country which includes Nasarawa, Kogi, Niger Benue and the federal capital territory.

Receiving HRH Dr. David Wodi Tukura and his entourage at the palace, the Emir however expressed his excitement, describing the visit as historical and a symbol of unity that existed between the people of Turunku Chiefdom and the Keffi Emirate.

The Emir also described Bassa people as custodian of peaceful coexistence amongst their neighbours, but stressing that for lack of knowledge and wisdom that fact is being disputed.

“We should rise up and seek knowledge and wisdom because I believe that is the only way you (Bassa) can overcome the challenges you are facing in Toto LG and beyond. I will also add by saying that there is no gain in conflicts, he who dies, died forever”.

In his response HRH Dr. David W. Tukura thanked the Emir for his warm reception and also appealed for his support to ensure that his people returned to their homeland.

The group also paid a similar visit to Distinguished Senator Abdullahi Adamu, the former Governor of Nasarawa State, at his country home as a sign of respect, peace and unity.

Speaking, the Aguma of Turukun Chiefdom expressed his happiness as Senator Adamu availed him and his people the opportunity to come and pay him visit despite his busy and tight schedules.

The traditional ruler also noted that the purpose of Bassa people visit to him was to build everlasting unity. Adding that Senator Abdullahi Adamu belong to Bassa and the Bassa also belonged to him.

“We have come to you as Bassa people and as a community to show our solidarity and to identity our sign of love and to build a strong unity”.

In his reaction, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu (Sarkin Yakin Keffi), appreciated HRH Dr. David W. Tukura, saying he has been waiting for a day like this to meet the good people of Bassa community.

He further said, “to speak in a clear understanding, I know that I have offended you likewise you have also offended me, but today we have forgiven one another. Let us focus on how to strategize the progress and development of Bassa in Toto LG”.

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‘Holy Water’ Ruins 10-Year-Old Marriage

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A couple is currently seeking the dissolution of their 10-year-old marriage before an Ikeja High Court in Lagos. This is on account of a bottle of ‘holy water’ the wife brought into the house without her husband’s approval.

The aggrieved husband, Olaniyi Oluwaseun Oladepo, is asking Justice Christopher Balogun to dissolve his marriage with his wife, Adeyinka, claiming that he was provoked to violence over the strange prayer-water, which the wife brought into her matrimonial home without his knowledge.

Oladepo has since left his matrimonial home, maintaining that his life is under threat and as he was being provoked, he would not want to do something he might later regret.

The petitioner, Oladepo, in his explanation on why he wanted the court to dissolve the marriage, narrated to Justice Balogun that he left his home because he was incited to aggression. He accused his wife of being fetish.

He said: “I feel threatened. I was being provoked to violence, but I left the house. I saw a liquid content in the house.”

Responding to the allegation, Mrs. Oladepo said they got married in October 15, 2011. “We have two children who are five and seven years old.”

She explained that her husband told her in 2015 that they were no longer compatible. “My mother brought holy water she collected at a Catholic Church programme. And I only collected the water; I have not used it for anything. I travelled from work and upon returning home, I discovered that my husband had absconded. He left our matrimonial home.”

The judge adjourned further hearing of the matter.

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Honourable Helen Commemorate World Teachers Day

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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Successful Motherhood Initiative (SUMOIN), Hon. Inafa Bob, have joined top leaders across the world and Nigeria at large to commemorate world teachers day.

Her message was contain in a press statement obtained by sharpernews.com in Abuja.

According to the statement, Hon. Helen said that the essence of teaching is to raise children and young adults to become good, law abiding, responsible and disciplined citizens to grow a better society for all.

She equally added that teachers are behaviourer change agents and are saddled with the responsibility of impacting knowledge and behaviour modification of students.

The statement read in parts:
“Today is World Teachers Day 2021 with the theme:
Teachers at the Heart of Education Recovery.

The essence of teaching is to raise children and young adults to become good, law abiding, responsible and disciplined citizens to grow theirselves and a better society for all.

Teachers as Behaviour Change Agents (BCAs) are saddled with the responsibility of impacting knowledge and behaviour modification of students.

Behaviour means the way in which one acts or conducts oneself, especially towards others. Human behaviours plays an important role in nearly every aspect of life. Human behaviour is the basis of all success and failures.
Understanding the underlying causes of both your own and other’s behaviours can significantly improve your success in life.

Presently, the quality of education in Nigeria has drastically sloped down due to the quality of some of the students who either graduated or dropped out of school at the different levels of our educational system without acquiring requisite societal general values.
Some never went to school hence lack knowledge and good behaviours.

Sadly, since our society is certificate qualification skewed in order to be gainfully employed,
Both those who never went to school, the dropouts and the in school adolescents are given equal opportunity to write the external examinations and are all in various work force or in the labour market.

Those who lack general values exhibited maladaptive behaviours such as stealing, kidnapping of innocent students of secondary and higher institutions, raping and killings, banditry, gambling, ritual killings for money, etc.

Today, students no longer go to school in some part of the country due to the high rate of insecurity.
This tells us, the present poor quality of our educational system.

May I seize this opportunity to thank the Federal Government on its educational policy on the compulsory teaching of Civic Education at the basic and secondary levels of education so that students shall become good citizens of Nigeria.
Those saddled with this responsibility are the tireless teachers to train students as expected.

Obafemi Awolowo: The class warfare and the man who saw tomorrow warned our leaders many years ago when he said “The children of the poor you failed to train (educate) will never let your children live in peace.”

Socrates said: “The wise who refuse to rule should prepare to suffer the rule of idiots.”
Plato said: “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.”

Civic Education teaches the students general values to become good citizens, good politicians, their rights, its limits and obligations, rules and regulations, interpersonal and inter- communal relationships, the environment among several topics geared towards good citizenry and a peaceful coexistence.

But the challenge is how many schools do have teachers teaching this important compulsory subject in all public and private schools?

My prayers.
In order to achieve behaviour modification among students:
All schools deserves Civic Education Teachers.
All schools deserves Guidance Counsellors.

The establishment of counseling units in all primary health care centers to enable public access Guidance and Counseling services.
Not all human health challenges are medical, several of them are emotional.

The teaching of Sexuality and Relationship Education is very necessary to conbact the damaging effects the internet is influencing on our children on this area.
(Indeed, teachers at the heart of Education Recovery)

The Public should join voice with SUMOIN, a Citizenship Education non governmental organization to call on government to adhere to my prayers and we are sure in building our children and young adults for a Better Tomorrow.

Always bear in mind that “children are our future leaders, there is need to fully prepare them with requisite life skills, values, potentials and knowledge for good citizenship and leadership (Catch Them Young for a Better Tomorrow).
This can only be achieved through concerted efforts of all behaviour change agents”, She said.

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