Connect with us

NEWS

Federal Government Bands Collection Of PTA Levies In Unity Schools

Published

on

Federal Ministry of Education yesterday said it has banned the collection of development levies by the Parents Teachers Association, PTA, in the Unity Colleges across the country in order to alleviate the sufferings of parents.

The ban is with immediate effect. In statement issued very late on Tuesday evening by the Ministry and signed on behalf of the Minister by the Deputy Director ( Press) ,Ben Bem Goong, in Abuja. ‎

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu said no Parent Teachers Association (PTA) of any unity college is allowed to initiate any development project in any of the unity colleges without the express or written authorisation of the Federal Ministry of Education

The statement reads ; “The new measures are aimed at arresting the shocking trend where Development levies imposed on parents by PTAs are becoming higher than the school fees charged by Government which established the Unity Schools. “Citing examples of PTA collections which have become higher than school fees charged by Government, the Minister gave the examples of Kings College Lagos, and Federal Science and Technical College Yaba where the fees charged by Government for JSS1 in the first term is N69, 400.00, while the PTA collections stand at N70,000.00 and N74,000 respectively per child for the same first term. This brings the total paid by parents in these two schools to N139,400 and N143,400 respectively.

With the reduction on development levies and ban on charges for new projects as well as pegging of the development levy to a maximum of N5,000, parents of JSS1 in these two schools will now pay N88,000”.

While acknowledging the complementary roles played by parents and the support provided by the PTA to the Colleges, the Education Minister said he would not allow the PTAs to constitute themselves into a Government within a Government at the level of Unity schools and at the expense of parents. According to the Minister, “Government views with grave concern the activities of PTAs in Unity Colleges – which have even formed themselves into National Associations, instead of limiting themselves to the schools where their children attend. “Running additional organisations such as NAPTAFEGC increases the burden on parents who hardly differentiate between Government charges and PTA levies”. Malam Adamu Adamu described the existence of an umbrella body over the PTA as unnecessary, exploitative and unacceptable.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source:vanguard.ng

Continue Reading

MOVIES

Biodun Stephen’s “Muri and Ko” Leads Nollywood Films At The Box Office

Published

on

"Muri and Ko" Leads Nollywood Films At The Box Office | Fab.ng

The Nigerian box office witnessed a power shift this week, with Nollywood’s “Muri and Ko” making a surprising climb to the top. Let’s take a closer look at how these films are performing.

Debuting at number six, “Muri and Ko” defied expectations by surging to the coveted second-place position.

This heartwarming story follows the unexpected turn of events for a thief named Muri. After stealing a car, Muri discovers a child inside. Forced to go on the run from the police with a bounty on his head, an unlikely bond begins to form between Muri and the child.

This unique premise and strong performances seem to resonate with Nigerian audiences, propelling the film to financial success.

Hollywood’s action-comedy juggernaut, “Bad Boys: Ride or Die,” continues its reign at the top of the box office chart for the third week. This highly anticipated sequel to the popular “Bad Boys” franchise continues to rake in the big bucks. It grossed an impressive ₦100.8 million this week. With a total haul of ₦216.5 million so far, “Bad Boys: Ride or Die” shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

After holding the top spot for three consecutive weeks, “Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti,” a biographical drama chronicling the life of the famed Nigerian activist, has been dethroned by “Muri and Ko.”

This week, “Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti” only managed to secure ₦15 million. The movie dropped down to fourth place with a total gross of ₦156.5 million. While it seems to have lost its initial momentum, “Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti” still holds a respectable position at the box office.

The action thriller film, “Criminal,” took a hit this week. It experienced a significant drop in its position on the charts. Falling from fourth place to sixth place, “Criminal” brought in only ₦8.2 million this week. This brings its total gross to ₦45.7 million. The reason behind the film’s decline in popularity could be due to a combination of factors. These factors can be competition from new releases or negative word-of-mouth.

The Nigerian box office is a dynamic landscape, and these rankings can fluctuate from week to week. However, the success of “Muri and Ko” demonstrates the potential for Nollywood films to capture the hearts and wallets of Nigerian audiences. This can happen with captivating stories and strong performances.

Continue Reading

MUSIC

Victony Drops Debut Album “Stubborn”

Published

on

Stubborn: Victony Drops Debut Album | Fab.ng

Nigerian artist Victony, known for his global hit “Soweto,” has finally dropped his debut album, “Stubborn.” This highly anticipated release marks a turning point in Victony’s musical journey.

Victony collaborates with a star-studded lineup. This includes Afrobeats giant Asake, Shallipopi, American rapper Teezo Touchdown, and Guyanese-American star Saint Jhn. This impressive roster blends musical styles. Also, it showcases the rich tapestry of African music for the world.

Released on June 21st, 2024, “Stubborn” is more than just music.

The album is a testament to Victony’s resilience. Three years ago, he was in a near-fatal accident that tragically took his best friend’s life. Victony required extensive surgery and rehab to walk again. The title “Stubborn” reflects his unwavering determination to return to music stronger than ever.

Continue Reading

MOVIES

Kanayo O. Kanayo Vows To Disrupt Any Film Set That Engages The Service Of Actress Angel Unigwe

Published

on

Kanayo to disrupt any film set that engages Angel Unigwe | Fab.ng

Veteran Nollywood actor Kanayo O. Kanayo is raising a red flag about working with young actress Angel Unigwe. In a recent Instagram video, Kanayo expressed his frustration with Unigwe’s mother, who he believes is managing her daughter’s career unprofessionally.

Kanayo admitted hearing rumours about unprofessional behaviour but didn’t take them seriously until he had a personal experience. He had apparently cast Unigwe in a film and reached an agreement with her mother, the details of which weren’t mentioned. However, the agreement wasn’t honoured, prompting Kanayo’s public warning.

Furthermore, Kanayo urged other movie producers to avoid working with Angel Unigwe.

He went as far as saying he would disrupt filming sets if he saw her working on a production. This is a serious move in the Nollywood industry. Also, it highlights the level of Kanayo’s frustration and his desire to protect other producers from similar experiences.

He stated,

“I am making this video to protect the entertainment industry in Nigeria. A particular woman has been holding producers to ransoms and it is unfortunate it has happened to me. Unfortunately, she is Angel Unigwe’s mother. A contract is breached by every producer, orally or written and it’s all respected but I found out that immediately this woman takes money from you, everything changes. She took her daughter at 9 pm when the particular date that we agreed hadn’t expired. She came at 9 pm and took her daughter.

“I have gotten reports from people before it happened to me. This is a Clarion call to producers, I beg you in the name of professionalism, from this moment to the first day of July 2024 any set that employs the services of Angel Unigwe, I will come to that set and make sure filming doesn’t hold. Her mother has been threatening many producers.”

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Kanayo O Kanayo (@kanayo.o.kanayo)

Get more updates here.

Continue Reading

Latest

Chioma: 5 things you should know about Davido's wife | Fab.ng Chioma: 5 things you should know about Davido's wife | Fab.ng
ENTERTAINMENT7 hours ago

5 Things You Should Know About Chioma, Davido’s Wife

Popular singer Davido is finally tying the knot with his longtime girlfriend Chioma, according to buzzing online reports. This news...

Iconic Nigerian celebrity weddings hashtags | Fab.ng Iconic Nigerian celebrity weddings hashtags | Fab.ng
EVENTS9 hours ago

7 Iconic Nigerian Celebrity Wedding Hashtags

Celebrity weddings have become more than just extravagant ceremonies with beautiful outfits and luxurious parties. In today’s digital world, social...

Tobi Amusan & team beat Liberia & Ghana to 4x100m gold | Fab.ng Tobi Amusan & team beat Liberia & Ghana to 4x100m gold | Fab.ng
SPORTS10 hours ago

Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan And Team Beat Liberia And Ghana To 4x100m Gold Medal

Tobi Amusan and her team at the African Championships, Nigeria’s women’s 4×100-meter relay team, secured a gold medal. This victory...

Davido Honours Wife, Chioma In Remix Of Hit Single 'Ogechi' | Fab.ng Davido Honours Wife, Chioma In Remix Of Hit Single 'Ogechi' | Fab.ng
FAB FRESH11 hours ago

Davido Honours Wife, Chioma In Remix Of Hit Single “Ogechi”

Davido has joined Brown Joel, Boypee, and Hyce for the remix of their hit single “Ogechi.” As one of the...

Lati Biola: Here's To Know About Davido's Bestman | Fab.ng Lati Biola: Here's To Know About Davido's Bestman | Fab.ng
ENTERTAINMENT12 hours ago

Chivido 2024: Here’s What To Know About Lati Biola, Davido’s Best Man

Forget the rumours you’ve seen online – Lati Biola isn’t actually Davido’s bodyguard. Here’s the real scoop: Afrobeats superstar Davido...

CHIVIDO 2024: Moments From Chioma’s Bridal Shower | fab.ng CHIVIDO 2024: Moments From Chioma’s Bridal Shower | fab.ng
ENTERTAINMENT1 day ago

CHIVIDO2024: Moments From Chioma’s Bridal Shower; How It All Went Down

Chioma Avril Rowland, who is soon to marry award-winning singer Davido (CHIVIDO 2024), had a surprise bridal shower on Sunday...

'Man Not God': Chike releases soulful single | Fab.ng 'Man Not God': Chike releases soulful single | Fab.ng
FAB FRESH1 day ago

Chike Releases New Soulful Single “Man Not God”

Nigerian music sensation Chike is back with a brand new single, “Man Not God,” ahead of the release of his...

Omoni Oboli on her favourite thing about being an actor | Fab.ng Omoni Oboli on her favourite thing about being an actor | Fab.ng
ENTERTAINMENT1 day ago

Omoni Oboli Reveals Her Favourite Thing About Being An Actor

Nollywood actress Omoni Oboli is currently generating buzz for her upcoming Netflix series “Òlòtūré: The Journey.” As part of the...

"Muri and Ko" Leads Nollywood Films At The Box Office | Fab.ng "Muri and Ko" Leads Nollywood Films At The Box Office | Fab.ng
MOVIES1 day ago

Biodun Stephen’s “Muri and Ko” Leads Nollywood Films At The Box Office

The Nigerian box office witnessed a power shift this week, with Nollywood’s “Muri and Ko” making a surprising climb to...

Black Sherif: Netizens react to His new outfit | Fab.ng Black Sherif: Netizens react to His new outfit | Fab.ng
FASHION1 day ago

Netizens React To Black Sherif’s New Outfit

Ghanaian musical sensation Black Sherif is making waves not just with his music, but also with his outrageous fashion sense....

-Ad-

under40ceos-starting-a-business
under40ceos-starting-a-business

Trending