• Compulsory leave order not meant to sack workers – Aregbesola

    Compulsory leave order not meant to sack workers – Aregbesola

    According to reports, the Osun State government has debunked rumours that the current administration has concluded plans to tactically retrench workers through compulsory leave order given recently.

    According to a statement, the government said the order was necessary in view of the constitutional rights of every worker to benefit from leave yearly as enshrined in the civil service rules.

    Governor Rauf Aregbesola, who debunked the rumour at the commissioning of a new secretariat complex of Iwo East Local Council Development Area (LCDA) […]

  • Coalition advocates 12-year compulsory free education policy in Nigeria

    Coalition advocates 12-year compulsory free education policy in Nigeria

    According to reports, the Civil Society Action Coalition on Education For All has called for the implementation of a 12-year compulsory free education policy in Nigeria.

    Chioma Osuji, Policy Advisor, made the call in an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday.

    Osuji said that the policy would promote quality education and sustainable development and help actualise the Sustainable Development Goals.

    Osuji said that the 12-year policy was necessary as it would cover both basic and senior secondary education.

    She said this should replace […]

  • Sallah ram not compulsory during economic recession – Islamic scholar

    Sallah ram not compulsory during economic recession – Islamic scholar

    In this trying economic times, Muslims in Nigeria have been reminded that the slaughter of livestock especially, rams during Islamic festivity of Eid-Adha is not compulsory according to Islamic injunctions.

    An Islamic Scholar, Imam Abdulhameed Shuaib Agaka told Economic Confidential that the sacrificial ram for Sallah celebration is permissible but not obligatory compared to the five Pillars of Islam.

    He said: “Considering the current economic situation, Muslims should prioritize their need and ensure they provide basic necessities for the family, especially accommodation, […]

  • Lagos Government to make Yoruba Language compulsory in schools

    Lagos Government to make Yoruba Language compulsory in schools

    Lagos State Government has concluded plans to make the teaching of Yoruba language compulsory in all its public schools.

    Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State represented by his deputy Dr Idiat Oluranti Adebule, said that the subject will be taught in primary schools and junior secondary schools JSS3 across the state.

    He disclosed this yesterday at a stakeholders forum organised by the Lagos State House of Assembly at Academy hall, Agidingbi, Ikeja Lagos on the need to make Yoruba Language a compulsory […]