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  •  China s non manufacturing PMI up in May Manufacturing Beijing May 31 2022 The Purchasing Managers Index PMI for China s non manufacturing sector increased to 47 8 in May up from 41 9 in April the National Bureau of Statistics NBS said Tuesday A reading above 50 indicates expansion while a reading below it reflects contraction NBS senior statistician hellip
    China’s non-manufacturing PMI up in May
     China s non manufacturing PMI up in May Manufacturing Beijing May 31 2022 The Purchasing Managers Index PMI for China s non manufacturing sector increased to 47 8 in May up from 41 9 in April the National Bureau of Statistics NBS said Tuesday A reading above 50 indicates expansion while a reading below it reflects contraction NBS senior statistician hellip
    China’s non-manufacturing PMI up in May
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    China’s non-manufacturing PMI up in May

    China’s non-manufacturing PMI up in May

     

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    Beijing, May 31, 2022 The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for China’s non-manufacturing sector increased to 47.8 in May, up from 41.9 in April, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Tuesday.

    A reading above 50 indicates expansion, while a reading below it reflects contraction.

    NBS senior statistician Zhao Qinghe said that the domestic COVID-19 infections had steadily declined in May, leading to recovery of the service sector.

    NBS data showed that the sub-index for the service sector stood at 47.1 in May, up from 40 in April.

    Qinghe said that among the 21 sectors surveyed, industries including retail, railway and air transportation were in the expansion territory.

    The new order index for the non-manufacturing sector stood at 44.1 in May, up from 37.4 in April, indicating rising demand in the market.

    The construction sector had continued expansion, but the sub-index for the sector was down by 0.5 percentage points from April to 52.2 in May.

    Confidence in the market has increased for most non-manufacturing firms, with the sub-index measuring business activity expectations rising two percentage points from April to 55.6 in May.

    Tuesday’s data also showed that the PMI for the manufacturing sector came in at 49.6 in May, up from 47.4 in April.

    (NAN)

  •  Lunguda and Waja communities in Guyuk and Lamurde Local Government Areas of Adamawa have commended the European Union for its Peace Education Project in the state They made the commendation at the project close out and experience sharing held on Tuesday in Numan LGA The peace building initiative is being implemented by a group Global Peace hellip
    Adamawa community lauds EU’s peace education project
     Lunguda and Waja communities in Guyuk and Lamurde Local Government Areas of Adamawa have commended the European Union for its Peace Education Project in the state They made the commendation at the project close out and experience sharing held on Tuesday in Numan LGA The peace building initiative is being implemented by a group Global Peace hellip
    Adamawa community lauds EU’s peace education project
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    Adamawa community lauds EU’s peace education project

    Lunguda and Waja communities in Guyuk and Lamurde Local Government Areas of Adamawa have commended the European Union for its Peace Education Project in the state.

    They made the commendation at the project close-out and experience sharing held on Tuesday in Numan LGA.

    The peace building initiative is being implemented by a group,  Global Peace Development with support from the EU and British Council Managing Conflict in Nigeria.

    The project is designed to train people on peace education to promote harmonious coexistence in violent-prone communities.

    The initiative focused at promoting peaceful coexistence in communities ravaged by conflict.

    Lunguda and Waja communities recorded series of violent conflicts due to clashes, youth restiveness and inter-communal conflict.

    Mr Mathew Amfani, Spokesperson of the traditional leaders in the area, said the experience sharing initiative yielded positive results towards promoting peaceful coexistence in the affected communities.

    He said that women associations were fully engaged in the implementation of the project and contributed to the peace building process in the area.

    Amfani urged women to caution their children against negative behaviour and monitor their movements to help them become responsible members of the society.

    “Women are those who are always with the children hence, the need to play active role in their good upbringing.

    “Such attention will help them to become useful for themselves, family and the society in general,” he said.

    Mrs Adiksuksi Johnah, President, National Council for Women Society, Numan branch also expressed delight over the peace  intervention, adding it promoted peaceful coexistence among people in the area.

    “I am overwhelmed with the project on how Lunguda and Waja communities will live peacefully as a result of the intervention.

    “The feat is achieved because of the involvement of women who are the key actors. The programme brought peace in the two LGAs and we really enjoy it,” she said.

    In his remarks, Mr Ebuke Esike, Executive Director, GPD, said that the project was designed to encourage women participation in peace building process.

    He express happiness that the communities were now living in peace, and encouraged inter marriages between the communities.

    Esike said the organisation recorded successes in its peace and women empowerment programmes.

    IMK RSA

    (NAN)

  •  The Federal Government has called on Veterinary epidemiology officers field surveillance agents and veterinarians to step up their surveillance activities aimed at picking any possible case of Monkey Pox in animals The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Dr Mohammad Abubakar gave the charge in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja Following the recent confirmation hellip
    Monkey Pox: FG wants Veterinary epidemiology officers, others to step up surveillance
     The Federal Government has called on Veterinary epidemiology officers field surveillance agents and veterinarians to step up their surveillance activities aimed at picking any possible case of Monkey Pox in animals The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Dr Mohammad Abubakar gave the charge in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja Following the recent confirmation hellip
    Monkey Pox: FG wants Veterinary epidemiology officers, others to step up surveillance
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    Monkey Pox: FG wants Veterinary epidemiology officers, others to step up surveillance

    The Federal Government has called on Veterinary epidemiology officers, field surveillance agents and veterinarians to step up their surveillance activities aimed at picking any possible case of Monkey Pox in animals.

    The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Mohammad Abubakar,gave the charge in a statement on Tuesday, in Abuja.

    ” Following the recent confirmation of Monkey Pox (MP) resurgence in Nigeria on May 29, involving 21 persons by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), where it was said to have led to the death of one person with co-morbidity.

    ” The Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development (FMARD), through the Department of Veterinary & Pest Control Services is actively collaborating with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and other stakeholders in the One Health Team to ensure the situation is contained and brought under control,” he said

    According to him, in view of the above, The FMARD is hereby giving the following advice: People must avoid contact with persons suspected to be infected with Monkey Pox at home and at work places.

    ” Hunters and dealers of “bushmeat” must desist from the practice forthwith to prevent any possibility of “SPILLOVER” of the pathogen in Nigeria.

    ” Transport of wild animals and their products within and across the borders should be ,” he said.

    He directed Silo’s, stores and other agricultural storage facilities to institute active rodent control measures to prevent contacts and possible contamination of Monkey Pox Virus with foodstuff.

    ” All operators of Zoos, Parks, Conservation and Recreational centers keeping non-human primates in their domains must ensure strict compliance with their biosecurity protocols aimed at preventing their contacts with humans.

    ” All Veterinary Clinics, Veterinary Teaching Hospitals and other Veterinary Health Institutions across the country must ensure vigilance so as to be able to pick possible signs and symptoms of Monkey Pox in non-human primate (NHP) patients.

    ” We must also ensure regular handwashing using strong disinfectant anytime we handle NHP and rodents in our various locations.

    ” We must also discourage the act of consumption, trade and keeping of NHP as well as rodents as pets in our homes,” he said.

    Abubakar advised the general public to report any pox-like lesions seen on humans or animals to the nearest human or veterinary clinics respectively.

    ” The general public are hereby advised to report any pox-like lesions seen on humans or animals to the nearest human or veterinary clinics respectively.

    ” Lastly, Veterinary epidemiology officers, field surveillance agents and veterinarians should step up their surveillance activities aimed at picking any possible case of Monkey Pox in animals,” he said.

    (NAN)

  •  Peoples Democratic Party s PDP governorship candidate in Bauchi State Alhaji Ibrahim Kashim has withdrawn from the race The party s spokesman Malam Yayanuwa Zainabari told a news conference in Bauchi on Tuesday that Kashim withdrew from the race citing personal reasons He said the PDP would soon follow due process to replace Kashim We shall make hellip
    PDP’s governorship candidate in Bauchi State withdraws from race
     Peoples Democratic Party s PDP governorship candidate in Bauchi State Alhaji Ibrahim Kashim has withdrawn from the race The party s spokesman Malam Yayanuwa Zainabari told a news conference in Bauchi on Tuesday that Kashim withdrew from the race citing personal reasons He said the PDP would soon follow due process to replace Kashim We shall make hellip
    PDP’s governorship candidate in Bauchi State withdraws from race
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    PDP’s governorship candidate in Bauchi State withdraws from race

    Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) governorship candidate in Bauchi State, Alhaji Ibrahim Kashim, has withdrawn from the race.

    The party’s spokesman, Malam Yayanuwa Zainabari, told a news conference in Bauchi on Tuesday that Kashim withdrew from the race citing personal reasons.

    He said the PDP would soon follow due process to replace Kashim.

    “We shall make our position known within this week.

    “The only option left for the party is to forward the name of his replacement to INEC for proper documentation,’’ he said.

    Zainabari added that the party would replace Kashim with another competent, loyal and qualified member either through a fresh primary election or through affirmation as required by the party’s Constitution and the relevant laws.

    The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that Kashim polled 655 votes from the 656 delegates that participated at the governorship primary election.

    Kashim is the immediate past Secretary to the Government of Bauchi State.

    (NAN)

  •  NESSACTION a Civil Society Organisation in collaboration with INEC on Tuesday launched Continuous Voter Registration CRV and Permanent Voters Cards PVC collection drive in 15 states Executive Director NESSACTION Mr Eniola Cole said at the launch of the project on Tuesday in Abuja that the exercise was also in collaboration with Yiaga Africa and UNDP hellip
    2023: CSO, INEC partner to increase CVR, PVC collection in 15 states
     NESSACTION a Civil Society Organisation in collaboration with INEC on Tuesday launched Continuous Voter Registration CRV and Permanent Voters Cards PVC collection drive in 15 states Executive Director NESSACTION Mr Eniola Cole said at the launch of the project on Tuesday in Abuja that the exercise was also in collaboration with Yiaga Africa and UNDP hellip
    2023: CSO, INEC partner to increase CVR, PVC collection in 15 states
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    2023: CSO, INEC partner to increase CVR, PVC collection in 15 states

    NESSACTION, a Civil Society Organisation, in collaboration with INEC, on Tuesday launched Continuous Voter Registration (CRV) and Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVC) collection drive in 15 states.Executive Director NESSACTION, Mr Eniola  Cole,  said at the launch of the project on Tuesday in Abuja that the exercise was also in collaboration with Yiaga  Africa and UNDP.Cole  said the measure was taken because the group discovered that there was low registration of CVR and collection of PVC according to INEC’s data released.He the situation prompted the decision  to tackle the challenge  ahead of the 2023 General Elections.She said that the CVR and PVC Collection Drive (CPCD) project sought to render support to INEC on inclusivity safeguards campaign in the CVR and PVC collection process .She added that it would also strengthen INEC’s civic and voter education awareness campaigns and push for increased voter turnout at the 2023 elections.“To do this  we have developed resources with support from Yiaga Africa and UNDP.“This is  to train 45 INEC registration area officers and community mobilisation officers in part of FCT and Nassarawa states on the CPCD project implementation strategies and the offline registration process .“We will also be making logistical provisions through a bus transportation scheme in each LGA of Nasarawa and AMAC and Kwali Area councils, FCT.“These community buses will be deployed to areas of need identified by INEC officials to get those with uncollected PVCs to INEC offices for collection of their PVCs along with those with incomplete registration process.”Cole said that the bus scheme was being deployed in recognition of the current economic trends to encourage those in difficult terrains to take advantage and go to the LGA offices to collect or register their PVC.She added that NESSACTION deployed 150,000 voter education materials for community outreaches and engagements at the grassroots, to raise awareness on the CVR and PVC exercise.She said this was to also get people to know their mobilisation officers and capture data on incomplete registration while addressing issues they faced through the link bit..In his remarks, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC),Yahaya Bello  commended NESSACTION for the initiative .Bello said that the commission had a 30- day  period to end the CVR process.“Our hands are already starting to get very full right now, in front of the FCT office, there are more than 300 people who are struggling to go in and get registered.“This initiative by NESSACTION could not have come at  a better time than now any time.“We have a very able partner so this will reduce our own burden  and ensure that  people are very much aware of the CVR  programme and also participate.”Bello urged Nigerians to take advantage of the initiative to get registered for CVR and collect their PVCs as well to participate in the election.Mr Mohammed Haruna, INEC’s National Commissioner in Charge of Nasarawa, FCT, Kaduna and Plateau, said that the NESSACTION’s initiative was very much needed in times like this .Haruna said that the initiative would make PVC collection very high and urged Nigerians not to wait till last minute rush to collect it .He called on NESSACTION  to also help INEC to decongest the over crowded polling units by encouraging voters to change their polling units to the new units created by the Commission.He said this would reduce zero votes in those polling units as recorded during the just concluded  FCT Area Council Elections.Mr  Michael Agada , Senior Programme Officer, Yiaga Africa, said the collaboration with NESSACTION  was in line with the organisation’s effort to  increase the number of registered voters by 60 per cent.Agada said that the #60percentofus project sought to change the mindset of voters that their votes mattered and that if 60 per cent of voters registered to vote, then Nigeria would attain 60 per cent turnout in the 2023 elections .

    (NAN)