Kano State Government has ordered an indefinite closure of a private school, Noble Kids Academy, Kano, where a teacher allegedly kidnapped and killed a five-year-old pupil.
The development is contained in a statement issued by the Chief Public Relations Officer, State Ministry of Education, Aliyu Yusuf, Friday in Kano, the State capital.
The statement said that the state Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Sanusi Sa’id-Kiru, had expressed shock over the unfortunate incidence.
“Following an alleged kidnap and subsequent murder of a five-year-old Miss Hanifa Abubakar, a pupil of Noble Kids Academy, Kwanar Dakata, by one of the school teachers, Kano state government has ordered an indefinite closure and withdrawal of operational license of the school,’’ it said.
The statement quoted Sa’id-Kiru as saying, “the directives for the closure and licence withdrawal are with immediate effect, pending investigation of the case by the state police command.”
It said that the ministry had constituted a committee with the view to assist in investigating the matter for justice to prevail.
The statement called on parents and guardians to desist from taking their wards to the school and its likes.
It further stated that the ministry would continue to work with the committee in checkmating activities of private schools in the state to prevent future occurrence.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the police had arrested the suspected teacher, Mr Abdulmalik Mohammed-Tanko, 30, and his accomplice, Mr Hashim Isyaku, 37, over the alleged offence.
The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abdullahi Haruna-Kiyawa, said that the suspect had demanded for N6 million ransom from the parents of the girl, before he later poisoned her to death and buried her. NAN
FG to spend N34bn on minimum wage arrears for lecturers
Nigeria’s federal government has said it will spend N34 billion to pay arrears of Minimum Wage Consequential Adjustments in the education sector effective from 2019.
This is one of the the moves aimed at ending the ongoing strike action embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
This was disclosed by Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment on Tuesday while speaking with newsmen about ongoing negotiations with the lecturers.
According to the minister, Minimum Wage Consequential Adjustments beneficiaries include members of the striking ASUU and their counterparts in the polythechnics and Colleges of Education.
Ngige stated that universities will receive N23.5 billion, the polythechnics N6 billion and the Colleges of Education N4 billion, bringing the total sum to N33.5 billion.
He also disclosed that Committees have been set up during the last meeting based on this and a report is expected to be released soon.
“Those committees are working. The one on NITDA is testing the three platforms, the government’s Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).
“Also the University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) of ASUU and the Universities Peculiar Personnel Payroll System (UPPPS) of the non-teaching staff,” he said.
“They have started the testing last Thursday. The National Salaries, Wages and Incomes Commission (NSWIC) has issued their amendment circulars.
“The unions also have copies to take care of responsibility and hazard allowances wherever it has not been properly captured.”
Ngige assured that there might likely be wage adjustments as the government intensified efforts to streamline wages through the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission.
“For example, we have done for police . It wasn’t envisaged that we should do it in pockets. But you can see that police has been done.
“You can also see university teachers saying that their own should be done immediately since we have done police. So, something is being done. It was part of the 2009 negotiation they had with the government then.
“So, the committee of Prof. Briggs is on it, discussing with the university unions and their employer, the Federal Ministry of Education. They will bring up something for government to see,“ he added
Black Market Dollar To Naira Exchange Rate Today 25 May 2022
Black market dollar to naira exchange rate today 25 May 2022 can be accessed below.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that the exchange rate changes hourly.… it depends on the volume of dollars available and the Demands. What it means is that…you can buy or sell 1 dollar at ₦605 and the price can change (high or low) within hours.
How much is the exchange rate of Dollar to Naira in Black Market today?
The Nigeria parallel market (black market dollar exchange rate today) to the Nigerian Naira is as follows: For the Lagos market (black market).
LAGOS PARALLEL MARKET RATES May 25, 2022 (BLACK MARKET): dollar to naira exchange rate today black market
May 25 dollar to naira black market exchange rate: $1 dollar to naira = ₦605
Lagos parallel market (black market dollar exchange rate today)
The local currency opened at N605.00 per $1 at the parallel market otherwise known as the black market, today, Wednesday, 25 May 2022, in Lagos Nigeria, after it closed at N605.00 per $1 on Tuesday, 24 May 2022.