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  •  The United Nations Industrialisation Development Organisation UNIDO Global Environmental Facilities GEF and Manufacturers Association of Nigeria MAN have collaborated for the effective implementation of Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production RECP project The UNIDO GEF and MAN on Tuesday in Lagos made the commitment at a one day workshop on capacity building for Media Stakeholders on Reporting hellip
    UN, GEF, others committed to implement project for cleaner industrial production
     The United Nations Industrialisation Development Organisation UNIDO Global Environmental Facilities GEF and Manufacturers Association of Nigeria MAN have collaborated for the effective implementation of Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production RECP project The UNIDO GEF and MAN on Tuesday in Lagos made the commitment at a one day workshop on capacity building for Media Stakeholders on Reporting hellip
    UN, GEF, others committed to implement project for cleaner industrial production
    Environment2 weeks ago

    UN, GEF, others committed to implement project for cleaner industrial production

    The United Nations Industrialisation Development Organisation (UNIDO), Global Environmental Facilities (GEF) and Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), have collaborated for the effective implementation of Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production (RECP) project.The UNIDO, GEF and MAN, on Tuesday in Lagos made the commitment at a one-day workshop on capacity building for Media Stakeholders on Reporting Technics for Energy and Environment correspondents.The Country Representative and Regional Director, UNIDO, Jean Bakola, said that the workshop would enhance the implementation of RECP and Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) project.Bakole, represented by Oluyomi Banjo, an environment expert in UNIDO, said that the implementation would go a long way as the media are a reliable source of immediate information in many countries.He said that industries account for one-third of total energy consumption and for almost 40 per cent of worldwide carbondioxide emissions.“The need to reduce energy consumption, environmental degradation and resource deprecation by industries in emerging economies is especially evident.“This project is collectively developed and submitted by UNIDO on behalf of Nigeria in 2017 under the GEF six-programming cycle.“It was approved for full project implementation in 2020,” he said.Bakole said that the project’s outcome is targeted at industries to develop an expert base for Nigeria which could as well be exported to other countries in Africa and beyond.According to him, this project will address to a good extent, the questions on how industries can improve their efficiency, increase profitability and operate at international best standards. “It will also address how industries will comply with regulations, maintain and improve relationship with policy makers”.He said that the UNIDO, a pilot financing RECP-IEE scheme, would be executed through the Bank of Industry  of Nigeria and issues around ISO 50000 and 14001 would be executed through the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON).“We hope to support not less than 75 industries across five sectors of food and beverage, wood and furniture, steel and metals, textiles and garment and petrochemicals.“We will develop the capacity of the organised private sector and develop not less than 300 Nigeria RECP-IEE experts.“The media is the educator of the populace, how you report is greatly responsible for the knowledge people develop on topical issues,” he said.The country Representative said that the UNIDO was implementing on environment and energy components programme which would run for 2018 till the end of 2022.He said that UNIDO had also implemented IEE in over 18 countries and had implemented RECP in over 60 countries.He said that the project will create opportunity to develop the methodologies and human capacity building.The Director-General, Manufactures Association of Nigeria (MAN), Segun Ajayi-Kadir, said that the aim of the workshop was to educate journalists on the concept of Industrial Energy Efficiency and RECP,.Ajayi-Kadir said that the project would provide a credible energy platform, which the industries should explore to narrow the energy gap.He appreciated the GEF and UNIDO, for initiating the project, adding that it would help to provide solutions to energy challenges in the country.Also, Chief Risk Officer, Risk Management Division, Bank of Industry, Dr Ezekiel Oseni, said that the project would provide positive impact for a cleaner environment as such would achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).Oseni said that the workshop would help in promoting efficiently, and in information dissemination both locally and globally.He said that the organisation is willing to support the implementation of the project to achieve a cleaner and healthy environment.The Deputy Director, Electrical and Group Head, Electrical Electronics, Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Mr Alewu Achema, said that the SON would continue striving together to achieve energy sufficiency in the country.Achema said that the organisation is encouraging many companies to key into the RECP-IEE initiatives.“Meanwhile, we want you to kindly note that the SON is ready to support in the areas of intervention and has the capacity to deliver on this projects,” he said.Mr Fabiyi Oluwayemi, representative of the IEE Working Group, Energy Commission of Nigeria, said that the project was slated to commence in 2020, but could not proceed due COVID-19 restrictions.Oluwayemi said that the project commenced in 2021 and had established the IEE project office in the commission in Abuja. (

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  •  Football enthusiasts in Enugu on Tuesday hailed the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria for their 3 1 win against Baby Elephants of Cote C te d Ivoire at the ongoing WAFU B under 17 tournament in Ghana The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the win qualified the Golden Eaglets to the next year s U 17 Africa Cup of Nations hellip
    WAFU: Enugu Football Fans hails Golden Eagles 3-1 win against Cote d’ Voire
     Football enthusiasts in Enugu on Tuesday hailed the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria for their 3 1 win against Baby Elephants of Cote C te d Ivoire at the ongoing WAFU B under 17 tournament in Ghana The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the win qualified the Golden Eaglets to the next year s U 17 Africa Cup of Nations hellip
    WAFU: Enugu Football Fans hails Golden Eagles 3-1 win against Cote d’ Voire
    General news2 weeks ago

    WAFU: Enugu Football Fans hails Golden Eagles 3-1 win against Cote d’ Voire

    Football enthusiasts in Enugu on Tuesday hailed the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria for their 3-1 win against Baby Elephants of Cote Côte d’Ivoire at the ongoing WAFU B under 17 tournament in Ghana.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the win qualified the Golden Eaglets to the next year’s U-17 Africa Cup of Nations in Algeria.

    Two well taken free-kicks from Emmanuel Michael in the first half and a second half header off Abdullahi Idris, ensured coach Nduka Ugbade side defeated Baby Elephants.

    Some enthusiasts who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria after the match hailed the players for their determination and zeal to do the nation proud.

    Nobert Okolie the Rangers media officer said, for the players to come back from a goal down to win the match 3-1 is commendable and that showed they are worthy ambassadors.

    “We are now in the final but the players should know that the assignment is not yet over untill they win the final.

    “Though, we have qualified for the forthcoming AFCON under 17 but we need to cap up the good performance with a trophy.

    Also, Ignatius Okpara, the former secretry of Sports Writers Assocation of Nigeria (SWAN), Enugu said the Golden Eagles should not soft peddle yet.

    “Nigeria need to show their dominance at the cadet football in Africa, the ways they have done at the world stage by winning the ongoing qualifiers.

    Okpara advised the players not to think that they had arrived as they still have a bigger mountain to climb at the final.

    He also called on the coaches to go back to the drawing board to correct the lapses discovered at the semifinals to ensure they win the next match.

    Coach Godwin Onumonu known as Apara Dede said the Golden Eaglets’s coach, Nduka Ugbade assembled a good team for the qualifier.

    “I have watched them play and they are good to go and I believe that the players will up their game at the final.

    The coach expressed dismay that national team matches are not been shown live or with commentary this day.

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  •  A Medical expert Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist Dr Eric Okunna said that the importance of a healthy sex life cannot be undermined in marriage The News Agency of Nigeria correspondent who sampled views of the people in matters of the family in Awka on Tuesday reports respondents are of the opinion that couples should not hellip
    Marriage: Women should not use sex denial to torture men
     A Medical expert Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist Dr Eric Okunna said that the importance of a healthy sex life cannot be undermined in marriage The News Agency of Nigeria correspondent who sampled views of the people in matters of the family in Awka on Tuesday reports respondents are of the opinion that couples should not hellip
    Marriage: Women should not use sex denial to torture men
    General news2 weeks ago

    Marriage: Women should not use sex denial to torture men

    A Medical expert, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Dr Eric Okunna, said that the importance of a healthy sex life cannot be undermined in marriage.

    The News Agency of Nigeria correspondent, who sampled views of the people in matters of the family, in Awka on Tuesday, reports respondents are of the opinion that couples should not, deny each other sex, especially by the woman to her husband because the man is the head of the family and his feelings should not be toyed with, irrespective of the situation.

    He said that a good sex is both emotionally and physically sound to cement a relationship between the two people involved in filial relationship.

    “Sex relationship on itself is a medication to calm the body down of so many life challenges like stress, emotional sickness and is a good exercise to keep the body relaxed and fit,” he said.

    Okunna said that sex helps to create a connection between the persons involved, especially in a marriage, and that it is very important to treat marriage as hallowed, therefore, women should not torture their husband by denial.

    He said that sex should not be used as a tool for revenge in case of any misgiving between the couple because it is cancerous to marriage and should be totally avoided, the woman should devise other ways to demand attention from her husband.

    “It is a natural occurrence to have disagreement between people in a relationship and marriage is no exception. There is no justification for any of the couple to use sex as torture to resolve their differences.

    “Instead, sex should be a tool used to resolve any brewed issues between couples because it could be used to relax tensed nerves rather than a tool for disintegration.

    “Sex torture or denial in marriage is a negative manner to handle marriage challenges because it could lead to home breakup,” he said.

    Okunna said that there are benefits of sex than denial in marriage as with an orgasm it gives the body a natural pleasant high spirit and releases Endorphins which are hormones that block pain and make people feel good.

    He said that sex is the important aspect in a marriage. Initially, the love and attention expressed play a crucial role to  hold the relationship together and sustainable.

    However, he said sex becomes significant in ensuring the longevity of a relationship, without any sexual activity, though there will be everything materially but no intimacy shared.

    “Love and recon are satisfactory in a marriage but sex plays an important role to build a good relationship and build mutual relationship among couple.

    Okunna said that sex can be a source of torture for the man if deliberately denied, especially when there may be no militating factor.

    He said such an action could turn the man into a wild creature as People have divergent thresholds in many things.

    He said though that continuous demand for sex by the man can drive the wife crazy and thereby lead to torture for the man.

    Okunna said that moderation is the key word in every human endeavor and suggested that the sex life should be moderated so that everybody would be happy and satisfied anytime the need arises to avoid boredom.

    In a related report, Mrs Amaka Okeke, a retired teacher, said that sex is the oil that lubricates marriages and is meant to be well enjoyed by the two.

    Okeke said that without sex there is no marriage as everything good comes from the union of two bodies called marriage.

    She said that sex, no matter the reason, should not be denied to any deserving partner at any time regardless the time place and how it was demanded.

    Okeke said that denial of sex to one’s partner is a torture and should not be encouraged in marriages as its negative implication is truly overbearing and could lead to divorce or want of alternative.

    She said it is also a sin for the couple, especially the woman, to deny her husband marriage gift called sex and that the Holy Bible condemned the act as recorded in 1st Corinthians 7, verses 3 to 5.

    The bible says “Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence and likewise also the wife unto her husband.

    “The wife had no power of her own body, but the husband, and likewise also the husband has no power of his own body but the wife.

    “The lack of sex in marriage brings toxic environment in the home and may suggest wrong impression to the young adults in the home and they may never wish to get involved in marriage.

    “Such action would impede procreation thereby foreclosing God’s commandment to multiply and fill the earth,” she said.

    Okeke said that women should pray to God to renew their strength and feelings, especially after child birth and at older age, so as not to deny their husbands their legitimate affection when expressed.

    Mr Christian Beluchukwu, a young father, said that denial of sex in a marriage is disastrous to the union as it could make the man hate his wife.

    Beluchukwu said that such an action applied either as a revenge to settle a quarrel, could back fire as that may lead to extra marital affairs which may end up in the introduction of a second wife in the family by the man.

    “Sex torture is not a tool to be engaged in home management at all as it has no benefits to the relationship,” he said.

    Mrs Adaobi Okafor, Assistant Director of Pharmaceutical Services, Nnamdi Azikwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, said that it is a wrong way of living by a woman to use sex as a tool to handle the male when offended.

    Okafor said that such an act stifles the family peace and creates unhealthy relationship between the couple and the children suffers most in such toxic environment in the home.

    She suggested that such unhealthy acts should not be practiced or encouraged in families and appealed to women who resort to such an act to stop forthwith for the sake of peace and love in the family. (

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  •  The Debt Management Office DMO says Deposit Money Banks DMBs and Stockbroking firms are integral to delivering its national mandate of debt management Mr Monday Usiade Director Business Development Department of the DMO said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Ibadan He spoke against the backdrop of the hellip
    Banks, stockbroking firms are our partners in progress – DMO
     The Debt Management Office DMO says Deposit Money Banks DMBs and Stockbroking firms are integral to delivering its national mandate of debt management Mr Monday Usiade Director Business Development Department of the DMO said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Ibadan He spoke against the backdrop of the hellip
    Banks, stockbroking firms are our partners in progress – DMO
    Economy2 weeks ago

    Banks, stockbroking firms are our partners in progress – DMO

    The Debt Management Office (DMO) says Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) and Stockbroking firms are integral to delivering its national mandate of debt management.

    Mr Monday Usiade, Director, Business Development Department of the DMO, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Ibadan.

    He spoke against the backdrop of the the Federal Government Securities Issuance Awareness programme being organised by the DMO and CSL Stockbrokers Limited in different parts of the country.

    Usiade said that the impression that the DMO and its partner stockbroking firms were in competition with the DMBs was not correct.

    “We can encourage Nigerians to invest in the various Federal Government securities to diversify their investment portfolios and improve their earnings.

    “We cannot undermine the integral role of the DMBs in the financial system and delivering our mandate. We also need the banks to execute our mandate,” he said.

    Usiade said that the awareness programme was part of DMO’s market development initiative.

    He added that the response had been encouraging, adding that there is a gradual increase in investment in the FGN savings bond, which was specifically designed for the retail investors.

    “We are taking awareness about advantages of fixed-income investment, and we are specifically targeting the retail investors.

    “We have seen an increase in subscription to FGN savings bond from about N100 million to over N1 billion in the last few months.

    “This means that the programme is having the desired impact,” he said.

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  •  The Imo Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC says it has arrested seven men for allegedly vandalising and selling iron road barriers The Acting State Commandant of the corps Mr Chukwuemeka Odimba said this while parading the suspects at the command s headquarters in Owerri on Tuesday The News Agency of Nigeria hellip
    Imo NSCDC arrests 7 for alleged vandalism
     The Imo Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC says it has arrested seven men for allegedly vandalising and selling iron road barriers The Acting State Commandant of the corps Mr Chukwuemeka Odimba said this while parading the suspects at the command s headquarters in Owerri on Tuesday The News Agency of Nigeria hellip
    Imo NSCDC arrests 7 for alleged vandalism
    Defence/Security2 weeks ago

    Imo NSCDC arrests 7 for alleged vandalism

    The Imo Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it  has arrested seven men for allegedly vandalising and selling iron road barriers.
    The Acting State Commandant of the corps, Mr Chukwuemeka Odimba, said this while parading the suspects at the command’s headquarters in Owerri on Tuesday.
    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that two of the suspects were arrested for allegedly removing the iron barriers, while five were arrested for buying the vandalised otems.
    Odimba said that his men arrested the suspects, courtesy of reliable intelligence reports on the whereabouts of the culprits.
    He further said that the arrest was in line with the corps’ mandate of protecting critical government assets.
    He frowned at the activities of vandals, describing the removal of the barriers as sabotage against government’s efforts to provide necessary infrastructure.
    The state NSCDC boss also said that the crime further put the lives of motorists and other road users in jeopardy.
    He called on Nigerians to desist from vandalising government’s property.
    According  to him, the corps will not relent in the discharge of its constitutional duties.
    “We arrested them upon receiving strong intelligence because removing barriers and selling them, especially the ones at the Imo State University Junction, puts the lives of at least 10,000 students and other road users at risk.
    “There is no need destroying gvernment property, given the scarcity of funds at government’s disposal,” he said.
    Odimba gave assurance that the suspects would be  prosecuted at the end of the investigations “in order to serve as a deterrent to others”, he said.
    One of the suspects, Mr Nnaemeka Azunna, aged 21, denied deliberately removing the barriers.
    Azunna said that the barriers were knocked off from the road by a trailer before he took them away to sell.
    Also, Mr Aminu Ibrahim, 22, said that he was deceived into engaging in the trade and begged for leniency.
    Odimba, however, called on residents of the state to assist the command with reliable information on the whereabouts of vandals.
    “This will be their contribution toward the protection of lives and property in the state,” he said. (

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