News Updates – Corps Members Election Duty Pay, IMT Gets Intl Support
Corps Members To Receive N13,000 For Election Duty
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has stated that corps members who will participate in the conduct of the 2015 gubernatorial election will received N13,000 each.
This was contained in a press release signed by the NYSC Director of Press and Public Relation, Mrs Olubunmi Aderibigbe, who explained that corps member was entitled to a sum of N13,000.00 only which breaks down to N9,000.00, N3,000.00 and N1,000.00 for honoraria, transportation and feeding respectively.
She also made it known that a false information is making round that the allowance due to corps members that participated in the 2015 General Elections was N53,500.00.
The statement read thus: “The attention of the NYSC Management has been drawn to an online publication misinforming Corps members that the allowance due to them for participation in the 2015 General Elections is N53,500.00. The originator of the false publication is also mobilizing them to shun the next election on 11 April unless this total sum is fully paid.
“Our preliminary investigation has so far indicated that this publication did not emanate from our Corps members and it is a mischievous circulation by some unscrupulous elements to discourage Corps members from participating in the next election for whatever reasons best known to them.
“To correct the misinformation, Management hereby wishes to put the record straight for public awareness and restate to Corps members in clear terms their true entitlement for the elections. The allowances for each Corps member is as follows:
“Training allowance of Four Thousand Five Hundred Naira (N4,500.00) only paid directly by INEC to Corps members for the training held before elections.
“For each of the two elections, a Corps member is entitled to a sum of N13,000.00 only which breaks down to N9,000.00, N3,000.00 and N1,000.00 for honoraria, transportation and feeding respectively. This implies that for the two elections, the total allowance due to each Corps member is N26,000.00 only,” it said.
The statement added that the fund for these was approved by INEC and remitted directly into each of the NYSC state Secretariat’s account a week before the Presidential and National Assembly Elections.
IMT Gets Support From French Embassy
The Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu will receive support from France for the teaching of French language in the institution.
The French attaché for Cooperation in Education and Deputy to Head of Service Nigeria, Daniel Rignault, who made this known on Monday, said that there was the need to ensure that students learnt and spoke French effectively.
Rignault had led a delegation from the embassy and the Centre for French Teaching and Development, Enugu to visit the school.
Rignault pledged to support the department in the provision of resources and logistics to attain its goals.
The Head of Department, Mass Communication, Mr. Chukwudi Anyianuka, who received the team, explained that the fresh move by the embassy would further stimulate the students’ interest in learning the language.
He noted that French was a very important international language, particularly for the member-nations of the Economic Community of West Africa States as well as a language that is indispensable in international news reporting.
Student Arrested For Admission Racketeering In Lagos
A 32-year-old student, Olugbenga Ajuwon, on Tuesday in Lagos appeared before a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court for his alleged involvement in a N3.44 million admission scam.
The accused, who resides at No.31, Lawanson St., Idimu in Lagos State, is standing trial on a two-count charge of stealing and obtaining by false pretences.
He was alleged to have collected the money to procure admission into a foreign university for the two children of one Mrs Omolade Olasogba.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Jimah Iseghede, told the court that the accused committed the offences between June 21 and Sept.12,2014 at the complainant’s residence in Idimu area, a suburb of Lagos.
Iseghede said that a friend of Olasogba had introduced the accused to her.
He told the court that the friend had informed the woman that the accused could facilitate admission for her children into David Tvildiani Medical University, Georgia, United States.
“The complainant, Olasogba, concluded the transaction with the accused and paid N3.44 million into the bank account of the accused.
“The accused also collected all the documents from the complainant.
“He, however, absconded with the money and the documents while he was issuing threats whenever he was contacted on the cell phone”, Iseghede said.
The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 285 and 312 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011 which stipulates 15 years imprisonment for any person found guilty.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs A.F. Adeeye, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N350,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case to April 21 for hearing. (NAN)
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