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  •  A leading Nigerian out of home advertising service provider Nimbus Media Ltd has announced a N20 million Marketing Support Programme for 10 start ups and Small Medium Enterprises SMEs to mark 10th anniversary Mr Olawale Adegoke the Chief Executive Director of the company said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja Adegoke said that the gesture which marks a return of its aid project was the company s way of giving back to society We have stayed true to our vision of supporting African businesses to achieve maximum reach and impact over the past decade he said Adegoke said that the company had expanded its reach across the country and developed meaningful partnerships with clients partners and the advertising industry to ensure excellent service delivery According to him Nimbus plans to contribute significantly to growth of businesses over the next few years by delivering solutions that enable its clients to reach these consumers Africa with a population of 1 7 billion people is one of the world s fastest growing consumer markets with projections of 2 1 trillion in consumer expenditure by 2025 Adegoke said The statement quoted Mrs Victoria Oluwaniyi a Director at Nimbus as saying that 10 pre seed start ups and women owned businesses would receive a month free exposure worth two million naira each on Nimbus digital screens The Nimbus Aid Project is a corporate social responsibility effort in which the company gives back to the community by offering eligible start ups and SMEs one month of free advertising on its digital advertising boards Since its inception in 2016 the Nimbus Aid Project has supported businesses and non governmental organisations that demonstrate a dedication to educating enabling and empowering their communities to make the world a better place Nimbus has been at the forefront of providing innovative outdoor advertising solutions to businesses with footprints in Nigeria It has also demonstrated its dedication to its clients and African businesses by continually delivering innovative advertising solutions that improve its clients reach visibility and engagement she said Mr Babs Fagade Chairman of Nimbus Media Ltd had earlier said that COVID 19 pandemic created new challenges within the global advertising industry but that they were able to manoeuvre Fagade noted that COVID 19 might not be the last of business disruptions digital or otherwise but that they were committed to leading the industry to grow in this regard Now is a unique time to forge and implement the innovations that will lead the outdoor advertising industry into the future he said Nimbus Aid Project formerly known as Nominate a Charity had provided marketing support to organisations such ad the Morainbow Down syndrome Foundation and Ask the Pediatrician Others were Siddiqah Street Kitchen Doctor s Health Initiative DHI Nigeria Food Clique Support initiative and Strap and Safe Charity to raise awareness and draw attention to their causes Nimbus is a digital out of home OOH Advertising media based in Lagos with a network of digital out of home advertising platforms across Nigeria deployed to improve reach visibility and engagement for clients across various industries NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Firm announces N20m support programme for start-ups, SMEs
     A leading Nigerian out of home advertising service provider Nimbus Media Ltd has announced a N20 million Marketing Support Programme for 10 start ups and Small Medium Enterprises SMEs to mark 10th anniversary Mr Olawale Adegoke the Chief Executive Director of the company said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja Adegoke said that the gesture which marks a return of its aid project was the company s way of giving back to society We have stayed true to our vision of supporting African businesses to achieve maximum reach and impact over the past decade he said Adegoke said that the company had expanded its reach across the country and developed meaningful partnerships with clients partners and the advertising industry to ensure excellent service delivery According to him Nimbus plans to contribute significantly to growth of businesses over the next few years by delivering solutions that enable its clients to reach these consumers Africa with a population of 1 7 billion people is one of the world s fastest growing consumer markets with projections of 2 1 trillion in consumer expenditure by 2025 Adegoke said The statement quoted Mrs Victoria Oluwaniyi a Director at Nimbus as saying that 10 pre seed start ups and women owned businesses would receive a month free exposure worth two million naira each on Nimbus digital screens The Nimbus Aid Project is a corporate social responsibility effort in which the company gives back to the community by offering eligible start ups and SMEs one month of free advertising on its digital advertising boards Since its inception in 2016 the Nimbus Aid Project has supported businesses and non governmental organisations that demonstrate a dedication to educating enabling and empowering their communities to make the world a better place Nimbus has been at the forefront of providing innovative outdoor advertising solutions to businesses with footprints in Nigeria It has also demonstrated its dedication to its clients and African businesses by continually delivering innovative advertising solutions that improve its clients reach visibility and engagement she said Mr Babs Fagade Chairman of Nimbus Media Ltd had earlier said that COVID 19 pandemic created new challenges within the global advertising industry but that they were able to manoeuvre Fagade noted that COVID 19 might not be the last of business disruptions digital or otherwise but that they were committed to leading the industry to grow in this regard Now is a unique time to forge and implement the innovations that will lead the outdoor advertising industry into the future he said Nimbus Aid Project formerly known as Nominate a Charity had provided marketing support to organisations such ad the Morainbow Down syndrome Foundation and Ask the Pediatrician Others were Siddiqah Street Kitchen Doctor s Health Initiative DHI Nigeria Food Clique Support initiative and Strap and Safe Charity to raise awareness and draw attention to their causes Nimbus is a digital out of home OOH Advertising media based in Lagos with a network of digital out of home advertising platforms across Nigeria deployed to improve reach visibility and engagement for clients across various industries NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Firm announces N20m support programme for start-ups, SMEs
    General news2 months ago

    Firm announces N20m support programme for start-ups, SMEs

    A leading Nigerian out-of-home advertising service provider, Nimbus Media Ltd., has announced a N20 million Marketing Support Programme for 10 start-ups and Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to mark 10th anniversary.

    Mr Olawale Adegoke, the Chief Executive Director of the company, said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

    Adegoke said that the gesture which marks a return of its aid project was the company’s way of giving back to society.

    “We have stayed true to our vision of supporting African businesses to achieve maximum reach and impact over the past decade,” he said.

    Adegoke said that the company had expanded its reach across the country and developed meaningful partnerships with clients, partners, and the advertising industry to ensure excellent service delivery.

    According to him, Nimbus plans to contribute significantly to growth of businesses over the next few years by delivering solutions that enable its clients to reach these consumers.

    “Africa, with a population of 1.7 billion people, is one of the world’s fastest-growing consumer markets, with projections of $2.1 trillion in consumer expenditure by 2025,” Adegoke said.

    The statement quoted Mrs Victoria Oluwaniyi, a Director at Nimbus, as saying that 10 pre-seed start-ups and women-owned businesses would receive a month free exposure worth two million naira each on Nimbus digital screens.

    “The Nimbus Aid Project is a corporate social responsibility effort in which the company gives back to the community by offering eligible start-ups and SMEs one month of free advertising on its digital advertising boards.

    “Since its inception in 2016, the Nimbus Aid Project, has supported businesses and non-governmental organisations that demonstrate a dedication to educating, enabling, and empowering their communities to make the world a better place.

    “Nimbus has been at the forefront of providing innovative outdoor advertising solutions to businesses with footprints in Nigeria.

    “It has also demonstrated its dedication to its clients and African businesses by continually delivering innovative advertising solutions that improve its clients’ reach, visibility, and engagement,” she said.

    Mr Babs Fagade, Chairman of Nimbus Media Ltd., had earlier said that COVID-19 pandemic created new challenges within the global advertising industry but that they were able to manoeuvre.

    Fagade noted that COVID-19 might not be the last of business disruptions, digital or otherwise, but that they were committed to leading the industry to grow in this regard.

    “Now is a unique time to forge and implement the innovations that will lead the outdoor advertising industry into the future,” he said.

    Nimbus Aid Project, formerly known as “Nominate a Charity,” had provided marketing support to organisations such ad the Morainbow Down-syndrome Foundation and Ask the Pediatrician.

    Others were Siddiqah Street Kitchen, Doctor’s Health Initiative (DHI) Nigeria, Food Clique Support initiative, and Strap and Safe Charity to raise awareness and draw attention to their causes.

    Nimbus is a digital out-of-home (OOH Advertising) media based in Lagos with a network of digital out-of-home advertising platforms across Nigeria deployed to improve reach, visibility, and engagement for clients across various industries.


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  •  The Katsina Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC says it treated 216 civil and criminal cases between January and June Spokesperson of the command DSC Muhammed Tukur Abdara disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Katsina He said that he command during the period also recovered over N28 5 million relating to indebtedness and handed over the money to various complainants across the state Tukur Abdara explained that out of the 216 cases treated 94 were criminal cases while 122 were civil matters of different nature He added that the civil cases included indebtedness land related matters domestic disputes marital conflicts tenancy matters and breaches of agreements among others From the above mentioned civil cases 85 had been resolved while the rest are at various stages of mediation processes Out of the criminal cases treated 36 were related to while we have handled thuggery cases in which the command arrested 17 suspects on different accounts On banditry related matters the command handled nine cases related to the arrest of bandits and their informants Moreover about three drug dealers were apprehended and large quantities of illicit drugs were recovered The command also arrested three suspected cattle rustlers four rapists were also apprehended during the period under review The command has treated nine cases related to fraud and criminal breach of trust of various categories he said Tukur Abdara said that as part of their core mandates which is stopping frequent and incessant vandalism of public goods and utilities the command had arrested nine vandals on different occasions The command s spokesperson added that the majority of the vandal cases were power transmission lines and transformer vandals This is in addition to the numerous attempts that were thwarted by our anti vandal squad while on their routine patrols Investigations have been concluded in most of these cases and are at various stages of prosecution in various courts across the state On civil cases the command continues to utilise its Alternative Dispute Resolution ADR mechanism to settle civil cases as a way of lessening the burden on the judiciary and to fast track resolution of disputes and conflicts in the state he said Tukur Abdara quoted the Commandant Muhammad Sanusi Bello as urging the general public to provide security agencies with credible and timely information that could assist them in carrying out their activities efficiently and effectively NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NSCDC treated 216 cases, recovered N28.5m debts in Katsina in 6 months – Spokesman
     The Katsina Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC says it treated 216 civil and criminal cases between January and June Spokesperson of the command DSC Muhammed Tukur Abdara disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Katsina He said that he command during the period also recovered over N28 5 million relating to indebtedness and handed over the money to various complainants across the state Tukur Abdara explained that out of the 216 cases treated 94 were criminal cases while 122 were civil matters of different nature He added that the civil cases included indebtedness land related matters domestic disputes marital conflicts tenancy matters and breaches of agreements among others From the above mentioned civil cases 85 had been resolved while the rest are at various stages of mediation processes Out of the criminal cases treated 36 were related to while we have handled thuggery cases in which the command arrested 17 suspects on different accounts On banditry related matters the command handled nine cases related to the arrest of bandits and their informants Moreover about three drug dealers were apprehended and large quantities of illicit drugs were recovered The command also arrested three suspected cattle rustlers four rapists were also apprehended during the period under review The command has treated nine cases related to fraud and criminal breach of trust of various categories he said Tukur Abdara said that as part of their core mandates which is stopping frequent and incessant vandalism of public goods and utilities the command had arrested nine vandals on different occasions The command s spokesperson added that the majority of the vandal cases were power transmission lines and transformer vandals This is in addition to the numerous attempts that were thwarted by our anti vandal squad while on their routine patrols Investigations have been concluded in most of these cases and are at various stages of prosecution in various courts across the state On civil cases the command continues to utilise its Alternative Dispute Resolution ADR mechanism to settle civil cases as a way of lessening the burden on the judiciary and to fast track resolution of disputes and conflicts in the state he said Tukur Abdara quoted the Commandant Muhammad Sanusi Bello as urging the general public to provide security agencies with credible and timely information that could assist them in carrying out their activities efficiently and effectively NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NSCDC treated 216 cases, recovered N28.5m debts in Katsina in 6 months – Spokesman
    Defence/Security2 months ago

    NSCDC treated 216 cases, recovered N28.5m debts in Katsina in 6 months – Spokesman

    The Katsina Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it treated 216 civil and criminal cases between January and June. Spokesperson of the command, DSC Muhammed Tukur-Abdara, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Katsina.

    He said that he command, during the period, also recovered over N28.5 million relating to indebtedness and handed over the money to various complainants across the state.

    Tukur-Abdara explained that out of the 216 cases treated, 94 were criminal cases, while 122 were civil matters of different nature.

    He added that the civil cases included: indebtedness, land-related matters, domestic disputes, marital conflicts, tenancy matters and breaches of agreements, among others.

    “From the above-mentioned civil cases, 85 had been resolved, while the rest are at various stages of mediation processes.

    “Out of the criminal cases treated, 36 were related to , while we have handled thuggery cases in which the command arrested 17 suspects on different accounts.

    “On banditry-related matters, the command handled nine cases related to the arrest of bandits and their informants.

    “Moreover, about three drug dealers were apprehended and large quantities of illicit drugs were recovered.

    “The command also arrested three suspected cattle rustlers, four rapists were also apprehended during the period under review.

    “The command has treated nine cases related to fraud and criminal breach of trust of various categories,” he said.

    Tukur-Abdara said that as part of their core mandates, which is stopping frequent and incessant vandalism of public goods and utilities, the command had arrested nine vandals on different occasions.

    The command’s spokesperson added that the majority of the vandal cases were power transmission lines and transformer vandals.

    “This is in addition to the numerous attempts that were thwarted by our anti-vandal squad while on their routine patrols.

    “Investigations have been concluded in most of these cases and are at various stages of prosecution in various courts across the state.

    “On civil cases, the command continues to utilise its Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanism to settle civil cases as a way of lessening the burden on the judiciary and to fast track resolution of disputes and conflicts in the state,” he said.

    Tukur-Abdara quoted the Commandant, Muhammad Sanusi-Bello, as urging the general public to provide security agencies with credible and timely information that could assist them in carrying out their activities efficiently and effectively.


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  •   Nine people have lost their lives and many more are feared dead in flooding in the eastern Ugandan city of Mbale after two rivers burst their banks leaving a trail of destruction officials said Sunday Police and the military have been called in to help in search and rescue operations in Mbale where stranded residents could only watch helplessly as their belongings were washed away by the floodwaters Mbale City resident commissioner Ahamada Waashaki told AFP that nine bodies had been recovered so far including one of a soldier Many more people are missing and feared dead he said Police and military marine forces will be coming to help in the rescue and search for dead bodies as we provide relief to the affected population her office said Two local reporters told AFP they had seen bodies floating in the muddy brown floodwaters before being removed by police Several cars were also washed away along with household goods and personal items as residents moved to higher ground for safety In the past we experienced flooding but not the level of lives lost and destruction of property seen this time Waashaki said
    Nine perish in Uganda floods, many more ‘feared dead’
      Nine people have lost their lives and many more are feared dead in flooding in the eastern Ugandan city of Mbale after two rivers burst their banks leaving a trail of destruction officials said Sunday Police and the military have been called in to help in search and rescue operations in Mbale where stranded residents could only watch helplessly as their belongings were washed away by the floodwaters Mbale City resident commissioner Ahamada Waashaki told AFP that nine bodies had been recovered so far including one of a soldier Many more people are missing and feared dead he said Police and military marine forces will be coming to help in the rescue and search for dead bodies as we provide relief to the affected population her office said Two local reporters told AFP they had seen bodies floating in the muddy brown floodwaters before being removed by police Several cars were also washed away along with household goods and personal items as residents moved to higher ground for safety In the past we experienced flooding but not the level of lives lost and destruction of property seen this time Waashaki said
    Nine perish in Uganda floods, many more ‘feared dead’
    Foreign2 months ago

    Nine perish in Uganda floods, many more ‘feared dead’

    Nine people have lost their lives and many more are feared dead in flooding in the eastern Ugandan city of Mbale after two rivers burst their banks, leaving a trail of destruction, officials said Sunday.

    Police and the military have been called in to help in search and rescue operations in Mbale, where stranded residents could only watch helplessly as their belongings were washed away by the floodwaters.

    Mbale City resident commissioner Ahamada Waashaki told AFP that nine bodies had been recovered so far, including one of a soldier.

    “Many more people are missing and feared dead,” he said.

    “Police and military marine forces will be coming to help in the rescue and search for dead bodies as we provide relief to the affected population,” her office said.

    Two local reporters told AFP they had seen bodies floating in the muddy brown floodwaters before being removed by police.

    Several cars were also washed away, along with household goods and personal items as residents moved to higher ground for safety.

    “In the past, we experienced flooding but not the level of lives lost and destruction of property seen this time,” Waashaki said.

  •  Nigerians have continued to express their views on the Federal Government s consideration of a possible restriction on use of commercial motorcycles The Federal Government had announced that it was considering a ban on the motorcycles as part of its strategy to cripple terrorists activities in the country The government proposal was part of the outcome of the National Security Council meeting at the State House in Abuja on July 21 It said that investigations were ongoing especially to establish the link between mining and motorcycles which they suspect provide funding for the supply of arms to the terrorists The government hinged its action on the need to guarantee the country s security but said it was not unaware of the economic consequences of the proposed resolutions particularly the motorcycle ban Restriction of operations of commercial motorcyclists has been undertaken at state government levels in some parts of the country Presently in Lagos the state government has banned operations of commercial motorcycles in several parts of the state The Lagos ban which took effect on June 1 was also based on security concerns and was a strengthening of an earlier restriction of their operations in parts of the state Mr Adenuga Opanuga Chairman Lagos Branch Nigerian Institution of Highway and Transportation Engineers NIHTE said that commercial motorcycles though filling some gaps had brought in several hazards Opanuga supported the Federal Government s proposal on the motorcycles but said there should be alternatives to minimise the effect on ordinary people using it to make ends meet He said that commercial motorcycles popularly referred to as Okada gradually gained acceptance as a result of inadequate transport facilities and lack of road infrastructure to link new settlements and hinterlands Opanuga said the easy accessibility to terrains that buses and other vehicles could not reach increased their use for movement as well as easy get away from gridlock The chairman said the nation s dwindling economy and power challenges contributed to their popularity and acceptability Opanuga said the negative consequences of the motorcycles suddenly crept in unannounced outweighing the advantages He said they became perfect tools for high rates of crime and criminality including robbery kidnapping insecurity ritual killings influx of criminal foreigners among others He said the recklessness of the riders and disobedience to traffic and social rules increased fatal road accidents and injuries while making the roads unsafe for other users Opanuga said the proposal on the ban was in order as the riders had become a burden on the nation But before the government takes action they also have a role to play in terms of making the economy conducive for people that want to do other skillful work If the light is stable a lot of skillful workers will go back to their workshops The artisans hairdressers mechanics and the others will all go back It is like a two edged sword while the government is thinking of ban they should also be thinking of the enabling environment for people to work They should also make sure that there is enough publicity and understanding of what the government wants to do We cannot say all of them are totally bad but many are using an undue advantage of the flexibility of riding Okada to do evil and harm And so we will support the ban but at the same time the government should look inward to make sure that other areas are open for the people to exploit he said Chief Bolanle Akinyemi the Akinrogun of Iwaya land advised the Federal Government to resolve insecurity by tracking and applying sanctions against sponsors of terrorism in the nation He said that this would cut off funding for insurgents and curb their menace The chief said a ban on commercial motorcycles good as the motive might be would increase hardship and poverty Banning of the okada would cut off the supply of logistics and source of funds to the terrorists but in the grand scheme of things it would have a long lasting effect to the populace Banning Okada would have a negative effect on the economy as it would add to the hardship of the people and always add to poverty in the nation he said Akinyemi urged the government to create jobs and increase funding to the education sector to tackle poverty to stem crime rates Mr Fatai Igho a commercial bus driver who plies the Sabo Yaba to Iyana Ipaja recalled how he was almost lynched by motorcycle riders He appealed to the government to carry out the proposal to safeguard lives and property Igho said they act as lords of the road and ride recklessly if you hit them it is trouble if they hit you they will still gather to attack the innocent driver However Mr Chuks Akaeze a commercial motorcycle operator in Agege urged the government to use technology to fish out insurgents hiding in bushes and using motorcycles negatively Akaeze said those using motorcycles for legitimate business to cater for their families should however not be made to suffer for the sins of criminals He appealed to the government to regulate them by adopting a database and expelling those that refuse to belong to unions Mrs Busola Lawal a resident of Sogunle and Mr Folabi Ogundipe residing in Ogudu area of Lagos also expressed their views on the proposal They both argued that if the proposal was for a total ban of commercial motorcycles it would have a negative impact on the transportation system NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Mixed reactions trail proposal on motorcycle ban
     Nigerians have continued to express their views on the Federal Government s consideration of a possible restriction on use of commercial motorcycles The Federal Government had announced that it was considering a ban on the motorcycles as part of its strategy to cripple terrorists activities in the country The government proposal was part of the outcome of the National Security Council meeting at the State House in Abuja on July 21 It said that investigations were ongoing especially to establish the link between mining and motorcycles which they suspect provide funding for the supply of arms to the terrorists The government hinged its action on the need to guarantee the country s security but said it was not unaware of the economic consequences of the proposed resolutions particularly the motorcycle ban Restriction of operations of commercial motorcyclists has been undertaken at state government levels in some parts of the country Presently in Lagos the state government has banned operations of commercial motorcycles in several parts of the state The Lagos ban which took effect on June 1 was also based on security concerns and was a strengthening of an earlier restriction of their operations in parts of the state Mr Adenuga Opanuga Chairman Lagos Branch Nigerian Institution of Highway and Transportation Engineers NIHTE said that commercial motorcycles though filling some gaps had brought in several hazards Opanuga supported the Federal Government s proposal on the motorcycles but said there should be alternatives to minimise the effect on ordinary people using it to make ends meet He said that commercial motorcycles popularly referred to as Okada gradually gained acceptance as a result of inadequate transport facilities and lack of road infrastructure to link new settlements and hinterlands Opanuga said the easy accessibility to terrains that buses and other vehicles could not reach increased their use for movement as well as easy get away from gridlock The chairman said the nation s dwindling economy and power challenges contributed to their popularity and acceptability Opanuga said the negative consequences of the motorcycles suddenly crept in unannounced outweighing the advantages He said they became perfect tools for high rates of crime and criminality including robbery kidnapping insecurity ritual killings influx of criminal foreigners among others He said the recklessness of the riders and disobedience to traffic and social rules increased fatal road accidents and injuries while making the roads unsafe for other users Opanuga said the proposal on the ban was in order as the riders had become a burden on the nation But before the government takes action they also have a role to play in terms of making the economy conducive for people that want to do other skillful work If the light is stable a lot of skillful workers will go back to their workshops The artisans hairdressers mechanics and the others will all go back It is like a two edged sword while the government is thinking of ban they should also be thinking of the enabling environment for people to work They should also make sure that there is enough publicity and understanding of what the government wants to do We cannot say all of them are totally bad but many are using an undue advantage of the flexibility of riding Okada to do evil and harm And so we will support the ban but at the same time the government should look inward to make sure that other areas are open for the people to exploit he said Chief Bolanle Akinyemi the Akinrogun of Iwaya land advised the Federal Government to resolve insecurity by tracking and applying sanctions against sponsors of terrorism in the nation He said that this would cut off funding for insurgents and curb their menace The chief said a ban on commercial motorcycles good as the motive might be would increase hardship and poverty Banning of the okada would cut off the supply of logistics and source of funds to the terrorists but in the grand scheme of things it would have a long lasting effect to the populace Banning Okada would have a negative effect on the economy as it would add to the hardship of the people and always add to poverty in the nation he said Akinyemi urged the government to create jobs and increase funding to the education sector to tackle poverty to stem crime rates Mr Fatai Igho a commercial bus driver who plies the Sabo Yaba to Iyana Ipaja recalled how he was almost lynched by motorcycle riders He appealed to the government to carry out the proposal to safeguard lives and property Igho said they act as lords of the road and ride recklessly if you hit them it is trouble if they hit you they will still gather to attack the innocent driver However Mr Chuks Akaeze a commercial motorcycle operator in Agege urged the government to use technology to fish out insurgents hiding in bushes and using motorcycles negatively Akaeze said those using motorcycles for legitimate business to cater for their families should however not be made to suffer for the sins of criminals He appealed to the government to regulate them by adopting a database and expelling those that refuse to belong to unions Mrs Busola Lawal a resident of Sogunle and Mr Folabi Ogundipe residing in Ogudu area of Lagos also expressed their views on the proposal They both argued that if the proposal was for a total ban of commercial motorcycles it would have a negative impact on the transportation system NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Mixed reactions trail proposal on motorcycle ban
    General news2 months ago

    Mixed reactions trail proposal on motorcycle ban

    Nigerians have continued to express their views on the Federal Government’s consideration of a possible restriction on use of commercial motorcycles. 

    The Federal Government had announced  that it was considering a ban on the motorcycles as part of its strategy to cripple terrorists’ activities in the country.

    The government proposal was part of the outcome of the National Security Council meeting at the State House in Abuja on July 21. It said that investigations were ongoing especially to establish the link between mining and motorcycles which they suspect provide funding for the supply of arms to the terrorists.

    The government hinged its action on the need to guarantee the country’s security, but said it was not unaware of the economic consequences of the proposed resolutions, particularly the motorcycle ban.

    Restriction of operations of commercial motorcyclists has been undertaken at state government levels in some parts of the country.

    Presently in Lagos, the state government has banned operations of commercial motorcycles in several parts of the state.

    The Lagos ban, which took effect on June 1, was also based on security concerns and was a strengthening of an earlier restriction of their operations in parts of the state.

    Mr Adenuga Opanuga, Chairman, Lagos Branch, Nigerian Institution of Highway and Transportation Engineers (NIHTE) said that commercial motorcycles, though filling some gaps, had brought in several hazards.

    Opanuga supported the Federal Government’s proposal on the motorcycles, but said there should be alternatives to minimise the effect on ordinary people using it to make ends meet.

    He said that commercial motorcycles, popularly referred to as Okada, gradually gained acceptance as a result of inadequate transport facilities and lack of road infrastructure to link new settlements and hinterlands.

    Opanuga said the easy accessibility to terrains that buses and other vehicles could not reach increased their use for movement as well as easy get away from gridlock.

    The chairman said the nation’s dwindling economy and power challenges contributed to their popularity and acceptability.

    Opanuga said the negative consequences of the motorcycles suddenly “crept in unannounced” outweighing the advantages.

    He said they became perfect tools for high rates of crime and criminality including robbery, kidnapping, insecurity, ritual killings, influx of criminal foreigners, among others.

    He said the recklessness of the riders and disobedience to traffic and social rules increased fatal road accidents and injuries, while making the roads unsafe for other users.

    Opanuga said the proposal on the ban was in order, as the riders had become a burden on the nation.

    “But, before the government takes action, they also have a role to play in terms of making the economy conducive for people that want to do other skillful work.

    “If the light is stable, a lot of skillful workers will go back to their workshops.

    The artisans, hairdressers, mechanics, and the others will all go back.

    “It is like a two-edged sword; while the government is thinking of ban, they should also be thinking of the enabling environment for people to work.

    “They should  also make sure that there is enough publicity and understanding of what the government wants to do. 

    “We cannot say all of them are totally bad but many are using an undue advantage of the flexibility of riding Okada to do evil and harm. 

    “And so, we will support the ban, but at the same time, the government should look inward to make sure that other areas are open for the people to exploit,” he said.

    Chief Bolanle Akinyemi, the Akinrogun of Iwaya land, advised the Federal Government to resolve insecurity by tracking and applying sanctions against sponsors of terrorism in the nation.

    He said that this would cut off funding for insurgents and curb their menace.

    The chief said a ban on commercial motorcycles, good as the motive might be, would increase hardship and poverty.

    “Banning of the okada would cut off the supply of logistics and source of funds to the terrorists, but in the grand scheme of things, it would have a long lasting effect to the populace.

    “Banning Okada would have a negative effect on the economy as it would add to the hardship of the people and always add to poverty in the nation,” he said.

    Akinyemi urged the government to create jobs and increase funding to the education sector to tackle poverty to stem crime rates.

    Mr Fatai Igho, a commercial bus driver who plies the Sabo-Yaba to Iyana Ipaja recalled how he was almost lynched by motorcycle riders.

    He appealed to the government to carry out the proposal, to safeguard lives and property.

    Igho said “they act as lords of the road and ride recklessly, if you hit them, it is trouble, if they hit you, they will still gather to attack the innocent driver”.

    However, Mr Chuks Akaeze, a commercial motorcycle operator in Agege, urged the government to use technology to fish out insurgents hiding in bushes and using motorcycles negatively.

    Akaeze said those using motorcycles for legitimate business to cater for their families should, however, not be made to suffer for the sins of criminals.  

    He.appealed to the government to regulate them by adopting a database and expelling those that refuse to belong to unions.

    Mrs Busola Lawal, a resident of Sogunle, and Mr Folabi Ogundipe, residing in Ogudu area of Lagos, also expressed their views on the proposal.

    They both argued that if the proposal was for a total ban of commercial motorcycles, it would have a negative impact on the transportation system.


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  •  Venerable Ben Idume Vicar St James Anglican Church Asokoro has called on the government at all levels to imbibe discipline as a measure to solve insecurity in the country The clergy spoke to newsmen after the church celebrated its 2022 First Fruit and unveiling harvest themed Harvest of Joyful Return on Sunday He said by the theme of the event the nation and in spite of the challenges the nation faced it would have a harvest of joyful return He also called for a collective responsibility by the society and Church in assisting the government to tackle the menace of insecurity in Nigeria According to him there are real problems in terms of national security and those who are securing us are also unsecured Things are not just alright those who are supposed to be in charge of security namely the police military and paramilitary organisations have mortgaged their integrity Rather than face the real work of security they have neglected the need for collective security of the nation and the citizens He urged government to reposition its duties in terns of security matters The clergy said for security agencies to be effective there was a need for them to properly appreciate the enormity of collective insecurity as a nation and be true to it Gideon Arinze the Peoples Warden of the Church advised citizens to be security conscious He also encouraged government to ensure constant training of security personnel and equipping them adequately to meet current security issues and demands He said for the general elections the Church had enlightened its members on the dangers of being an eligible voter and not voting Arinze said the Church had INEC officials in the premises to enable members get their PVCs done He appealed for an extension of the registration for PVCs by INEC as many people were yet to partake in the exercise On her part Mrs Precious Ikebujo Verger of the Anglican Church Asokoro said the Church had every reason to thank God We have excelled we have conquered a lot and we are marching on she said On child upbringing for a better society she said women in the Church held several workshops to ensure children were cultured cautioned and could always trace back their roots it is from the family and home we get good and well behaved children for a good society and a nation develops having good leaders Love unity and peace start from the home we want to have the best treated youths move a round in the society she added www nanews ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Government needs to take security more seriously – Cleric
     Venerable Ben Idume Vicar St James Anglican Church Asokoro has called on the government at all levels to imbibe discipline as a measure to solve insecurity in the country The clergy spoke to newsmen after the church celebrated its 2022 First Fruit and unveiling harvest themed Harvest of Joyful Return on Sunday He said by the theme of the event the nation and in spite of the challenges the nation faced it would have a harvest of joyful return He also called for a collective responsibility by the society and Church in assisting the government to tackle the menace of insecurity in Nigeria According to him there are real problems in terms of national security and those who are securing us are also unsecured Things are not just alright those who are supposed to be in charge of security namely the police military and paramilitary organisations have mortgaged their integrity Rather than face the real work of security they have neglected the need for collective security of the nation and the citizens He urged government to reposition its duties in terns of security matters The clergy said for security agencies to be effective there was a need for them to properly appreciate the enormity of collective insecurity as a nation and be true to it Gideon Arinze the Peoples Warden of the Church advised citizens to be security conscious He also encouraged government to ensure constant training of security personnel and equipping them adequately to meet current security issues and demands He said for the general elections the Church had enlightened its members on the dangers of being an eligible voter and not voting Arinze said the Church had INEC officials in the premises to enable members get their PVCs done He appealed for an extension of the registration for PVCs by INEC as many people were yet to partake in the exercise On her part Mrs Precious Ikebujo Verger of the Anglican Church Asokoro said the Church had every reason to thank God We have excelled we have conquered a lot and we are marching on she said On child upbringing for a better society she said women in the Church held several workshops to ensure children were cultured cautioned and could always trace back their roots it is from the family and home we get good and well behaved children for a good society and a nation develops having good leaders Love unity and peace start from the home we want to have the best treated youths move a round in the society she added www nanews ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Government needs to take security more seriously – Cleric
    General news2 months ago

    Government needs to take security more seriously – Cleric

    Venerable Ben Idume, Vicar, St James’ Anglican Church Asokoro, has called on the government at all levels to imbibe discipline as a measure to solve insecurity in the country.

    The clergy spoke to newsmen  after the church celebrated its 2022 First Fruit and unveiling harvest themed “Harvest of Joyful Return” on Sunday He said by the theme of the event, the nation and in spite of the challenges the nation faced, it would have a harvest of joyful return.

    He also called for a collective responsibility by the society and Church in assisting the  government to tackle the menace of insecurity in Nigeria.

    According to him, “there are real problems in terms of national security and those who are securing us are also unsecured”.

    ” Things are not just alright, those who are supposed to be in charge of security, namely the police, military and paramilitary organisations, have mortgaged their integrity.

    “Rather than face the real work of security, they have neglected the need for collective security of the nation and the citizens.

    ” He urged government to reposition its duties in terns of security matters.

    The clergy said  for security agencies to be effective, there was a need for them to properly appreciate the enormity of collective insecurity as a nation and be true to it.

    Gideon Arinze, the Peoples Warden of the Church, advised citizens to be security-conscious.

    He  also encouraged government to ensure constant training of security personnel and equipping them adequately to meet current security issues and demands.

    He said for the general elections, the Church had enlightened its members on the dangers of being an eligible voter and not voting.

    Arinze said the Church had INEC officials in the premises to enable members get their PVCs done.

    He appealed for an extension of the  registration for PVCs  by INEC as many people were yet to partake in the exercise.

    On her part, Mrs Precious Ikebujo, Verger of the Anglican Church Asokoro, said the Church had every reason to thank God. “We have excelled, we have conquered a lot and we are marching on,” she said.

    On child upbringing for a better society, she said women in the Church held several workshops to ensure children were cultured, cautioned and could always trace back their roots.

    ” it is from the family and home we get good and well behaved children for a good society and a nation develops having good leaders.

    “Love, unity and peace start from the home; we want to have the best treated youths move a round in the society,” she added.

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  •   gt The Most Rev Henry Ndukuba the Archbishop Metropolitan Anglican communion has admonished Christians to be good ambassadors of the church and country for positive change He gave the advice at the service of confirmation and admission of candidates into the Women s Guild and Mothers Union on Sunday at the All Saints Church Wuse Abuja Rev Ndukuba also the Primate of All Nigeria maintained that social vices had persisted because people no longer listened to each other The bishop said such sacraments act as a watch reminder and guide for individuals not to lose guards in activities of the Church and society The Primate expressed worry on the high level of disconnect rivalry disunity injustice and insecurity bedeviling the nation today He noted that the vices symbolised the unjust treatment of people all over the country and the world He explained that the sacrament of confirmation placed a responsibility on the shoulders of recipients to be Soldiers of Christ in a world of today where the faith was constantly threatened Confirmation thus and admission in various groups and positions in the Church recall that you have received the spiritual seal the spirit of wisdom and understanding The spirit of right judgement and courage the spirit of knowledge and reverence the spirit of holy fear in God s presence Guard what you have received he urged NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Anglican Primate enjoins christians to be good ambassadors of the church, society 
      gt The Most Rev Henry Ndukuba the Archbishop Metropolitan Anglican communion has admonished Christians to be good ambassadors of the church and country for positive change He gave the advice at the service of confirmation and admission of candidates into the Women s Guild and Mothers Union on Sunday at the All Saints Church Wuse Abuja Rev Ndukuba also the Primate of All Nigeria maintained that social vices had persisted because people no longer listened to each other The bishop said such sacraments act as a watch reminder and guide for individuals not to lose guards in activities of the Church and society The Primate expressed worry on the high level of disconnect rivalry disunity injustice and insecurity bedeviling the nation today He noted that the vices symbolised the unjust treatment of people all over the country and the world He explained that the sacrament of confirmation placed a responsibility on the shoulders of recipients to be Soldiers of Christ in a world of today where the faith was constantly threatened Confirmation thus and admission in various groups and positions in the Church recall that you have received the spiritual seal the spirit of wisdom and understanding The spirit of right judgement and courage the spirit of knowledge and reverence the spirit of holy fear in God s presence Guard what you have received he urged NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Anglican Primate enjoins christians to be good ambassadors of the church, society 
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    Anglican Primate enjoins christians to be good ambassadors of the church, society 

    > The Most Rev Henry Ndukuba, the  Archbishop, Metropolitan Anglican communion, has admonished Christians to be good ambassadors of the church and country for positive change.

    He gave the advice at the service of confirmation and admission of candidates into the Women’s Guild and Mothers Union on Sunday at the All Saints Church Wuse, Abuja. 

    Rev Ndukuba, also the Primate of All Nigeria, maintained that social vices had persisted because people no longer listened to each other.

    The bishop said such sacraments act as a watch, reminder and guide for individuals not to lose guards in activities of the Church and society.

    The Primate expressed worry on the high level of disconnect, rivalry, disunity, injustice and insecurity bedeviling the nation today.

    He noted that the vices symbolised the unjust treatment of people all over the country and the world.

    He explained that the sacrament of confirmation placed a responsibility on the shoulders of recipients to be ‘’Soldiers of Christ” in a world of today where the faith was constantly threatened.

    “Confirmation thus and admission in various groups and positions in the Church recall that you have received the spiritual seal, the spirit of wisdom and understanding.

    ” The spirit of right judgement and courage, the spirit of knowledge and reverence, the spirit of holy fear in God’s presence.

    Guard what you have received,” he urged.


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  •  The Inspector General of Police IG P Mr Usman Baba has ordered the arrest and prosecution of persons or groups engaging in unauthorised sales of police uniforms and accoutrements The Force Public Relations Officer FPRO CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja He said the IG P had directed all Commands Formations the IG P Monitoring Unit Provost Marshals and X Squad to ensure the arrest and immediate prosecution of offenders within their jurisdiction in accordance with the law The IG P cautioned film or skit makers who portray police officers in bad light without applying and getting permit letter for such portrayals to desist with immediate effect or face the full wrath of the law Baba pledge the commitment of the force to guarantee compliance with law adding that the FPRO had been directed to ensure prompt authorisation for all applications seeking usage of police items in movies He said such application would be granted in tandem with the extant laws and would portray good values impress positively on the Nigerian public and be of value to the system Baba said the request must provide police officers with modern innovations to actively carry out policing duties and on screen role models who would influence their lives and career as well improve security mechanisms in Nigeria I strongly believe that such sanity in movies production regulation of sales possession and usage of police uniforms and accoutrements will definitely impact positively on resuscitating moral values It will correct wrong perceptions and ideologies towards commissioning of crimes in our society It is obvious that this step will surely curb proliferation of Police kits uniforms and accoutrements and eventually reduce police impostors induced crimes he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    IG-P orders arrest, prosecution of unauthorised sellers of police uniforms
     The Inspector General of Police IG P Mr Usman Baba has ordered the arrest and prosecution of persons or groups engaging in unauthorised sales of police uniforms and accoutrements The Force Public Relations Officer FPRO CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja He said the IG P had directed all Commands Formations the IG P Monitoring Unit Provost Marshals and X Squad to ensure the arrest and immediate prosecution of offenders within their jurisdiction in accordance with the law The IG P cautioned film or skit makers who portray police officers in bad light without applying and getting permit letter for such portrayals to desist with immediate effect or face the full wrath of the law Baba pledge the commitment of the force to guarantee compliance with law adding that the FPRO had been directed to ensure prompt authorisation for all applications seeking usage of police items in movies He said such application would be granted in tandem with the extant laws and would portray good values impress positively on the Nigerian public and be of value to the system Baba said the request must provide police officers with modern innovations to actively carry out policing duties and on screen role models who would influence their lives and career as well improve security mechanisms in Nigeria I strongly believe that such sanity in movies production regulation of sales possession and usage of police uniforms and accoutrements will definitely impact positively on resuscitating moral values It will correct wrong perceptions and ideologies towards commissioning of crimes in our society It is obvious that this step will surely curb proliferation of Police kits uniforms and accoutrements and eventually reduce police impostors induced crimes he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    IG-P orders arrest, prosecution of unauthorised sellers of police uniforms
    Defence/Security2 months ago

    IG-P orders arrest, prosecution of unauthorised sellers of police uniforms

    The Inspector General of Police (IG-P), Mr Usman Baba, has ordered the arrest and prosecution of persons or groups engaging in unauthorised sales of police uniforms and accoutrements. 

    The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

    He said the IG-P had directed all Commands, Formations, the IG-P  Monitoring Unit, Provost Marshals and X-Squad to ensure the arrest and immediate prosecution of offenders within their jurisdiction in accordance with the law.

    The IG-P cautioned film or skit makers who portray police officers in bad light, without applying and getting permit letter for such portrayals, to desist with immediate effect or face the full wrath of the law.

    Baba pledge the commitment of the force to guarantee compliance with law, adding that the FPRO had been directed to ensure prompt authorisation for all applications seeking usage of police items in movies.

    He said such application would be granted in tandem with the extant laws and would portray good values, impress positively on the Nigerian public and be of value to the system.

    Baba said the request must provide police officers with modern innovations to actively carry out policing duties and on-screen role models who would influence their lives and career as well improve security mechanisms in Nigeria.

    “I strongly believe that such sanity in movies production, regulation of sales, possession and usage of police uniforms and accoutrements will definitely impact positively on resuscitating moral values.

    “It will correct wrong perceptions and ideologies towards commissioning of crimes in our society.

    “It is obvious that this step will surely curb proliferation of Police kits, uniforms and accoutrements and eventually reduce police impostors-induced crimes,” he said.


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  •  The Police Command in Lagos State has placed its operatives on red alert over alleged plans to attack the state by suspected gunmen This is contained in a statement issued on Sunday by the command s spokesman SP Benjamin Hundeyin According to him the command is not unmindful of intelligence reports suggesting that Lagos State could be on the radar of some persons planning attacks across the country To this end the Commissioner of Police Lagos State Command CP Abiodun Alabi has placed the State Intelligence Bureau SIB of the Command on high alert Also placed on alert are all Area Commanders Divisional Police Officers and Tactical Commanders in a bid to ensure that any planned attack is promptly and decisively nibbed in the bud The Command is also working closely with other sister security agencies to ensure that no person or group of persons succeeds in destabilising the peace and serenity enjoyed by the good people of Lagos State the CP said in the statement The image maker said that the Lagos police boss enjoined people in the state not to fear assuring them that all human material and operational resources had been fully and optimally deployed across the length and breadth of the state Hundeyin said that in all the border towns persons coming in and going out were under serious surveillance to ensure that there was absolutely no breach of the peace in the state Consequent upon the carefully laid down security plans and strategies all residents of Lagos State are urged to go about their lawful duties without panic or fear Lagos residents are equally enjoined to remain very vigilant and report suspicious movements and persons to security agencies he said in the statement NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police Command on red alert over alleged threats to attack Lagos
     The Police Command in Lagos State has placed its operatives on red alert over alleged plans to attack the state by suspected gunmen This is contained in a statement issued on Sunday by the command s spokesman SP Benjamin Hundeyin According to him the command is not unmindful of intelligence reports suggesting that Lagos State could be on the radar of some persons planning attacks across the country To this end the Commissioner of Police Lagos State Command CP Abiodun Alabi has placed the State Intelligence Bureau SIB of the Command on high alert Also placed on alert are all Area Commanders Divisional Police Officers and Tactical Commanders in a bid to ensure that any planned attack is promptly and decisively nibbed in the bud The Command is also working closely with other sister security agencies to ensure that no person or group of persons succeeds in destabilising the peace and serenity enjoyed by the good people of Lagos State the CP said in the statement The image maker said that the Lagos police boss enjoined people in the state not to fear assuring them that all human material and operational resources had been fully and optimally deployed across the length and breadth of the state Hundeyin said that in all the border towns persons coming in and going out were under serious surveillance to ensure that there was absolutely no breach of the peace in the state Consequent upon the carefully laid down security plans and strategies all residents of Lagos State are urged to go about their lawful duties without panic or fear Lagos residents are equally enjoined to remain very vigilant and report suspicious movements and persons to security agencies he said in the statement NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police Command on red alert over alleged threats to attack Lagos
    Defence/Security2 months ago

    Police Command on red alert over alleged threats to attack Lagos

    The Police Command in Lagos State has placed its operatives on red alert over alleged  plans to attack the state by suspected  gunmen.

    This is contained in a statement issued on Sunday by the command’s spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin.  

    According to him, the command is not unmindful of intelligence reports suggesting that Lagos State could be on the radar of some persons  planning attacks across the country.

    “To this end, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Abiodun Alabi, has placed the State Intelligence Bureau (SIB) of the Command on high alert.

    “Also placed on alert are all Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Tactical Commanders,  in a bid to ensure that any  planned attack is promptly and decisively nibbed in the bud.

    “The Command is also working closely with other  sister security agencies to ensure that no person or group of persons succeeds in destabilising the peace and serenity enjoyed by the good people of Lagos State,” the CP said in the statement.

    The image maker said that the Lagos police boss enjoined people in the state not to fear, assuring them that all human, material and operational resources had been fully and optimally deployed across the length and breadth of the state.

    Hundeyin said that in all  the border towns, persons coming in and going out were under serious surveillance to ensure that there was absolutely no breach of the peace in the state.

    “Consequent upon the carefully laid down security plans and strategies, all residents of Lagos State are urged to go about their lawful duties without panic or fear.

    “Lagos residents are equally enjoined to remain very vigilant and report suspicious movements and persons to security agencies,” he said in the statement.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   Merck Foundation www Merck Foundation com the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany launched the 11th episode of its TV show Our Africa by Merck Foundation at 2 pm on Sunday July 24 2022 on GH One TV Ghana repeated on Monday July 25 at 1 30 p m The rest of the 15 episodes will air on GH One TV Ghana every Sunday at 2 00 p m and repeat every Monday at 1 30 p m The TV show is also broadcast on KTN Kenya and NTV Uganda LNTV Liberia and is also posted on all of the Merck Foundation s and KTN s social media channels NTV GH One TV and LNTV The eleventh episode of Our Africa from the Merck Foundation raises awareness on a very important issue of Supporting Girls Education The episode talks about the importance of enabling girls access to education and how a lack of education is at the root of many of the underlying challenges girls face Previous episodes of the show have addressed the importance of early detection and prevention of diabetes breaking the stigma of infertility stopping child marriage promoting a healthy lifestyle ending female genital mutilation FGM awareness on the health of the coronavirus stop gender violence empowerment of women and Sustainability and recycled fashion respectively Viewers and social media followers in Africa and beyond have been sharing a great response to the TV show and the themes highlighted in each episode Watch the 11th episode promo here https bit ly 3S6BaxT Watch the 11th episode here https bit ly 3SbruSM Our Africa by Merck Foundation is a Pan African TV show conceptualized produced directed and co hosted by Senator Dr Rasha Kelej Executive Director of the Merck Foundation will feature African fashion designers singers and leading experts from various domains with the aim of raising awareness and creating cultural change in Africa The show is co hosted by Brian Mulondo from Uganda Senator Dr Rasha Kelej Executive Director of the Merck Foundation said We have been receiving excellent feedback from our fans and viewers of the Merck Foundation s Our Africa TV show I would like to thank you all for the immense love that you are showering us with and for recognizing our effort Through our TV show we have been addressing different social and health issues through our Fashion and Art with a Purpose Community making it informative and entertaining at the same time The show airs on the following TV channels Every Saturday at 5 30 pm EAT on KTN Kenya rebroadcast Wednesday at 6 30 am EAT Every Saturday at 6 pm GMT on LNTV Liberia rebroadcast on Sunday at 4 30 pm GMT Every Sunday at 6 30 pm EAT on NTV Uganda broadcast Thursday at 4 00 pm EAT Every Sunday at 2 pm on GMT GH One TV Ghana rebroadcast Monday at 1 30 p m Head of Glamor magazine from South Africa and popular singer Blaze from Mozambique Fashion designers Alberto from Mozambique and Anuja Bharti from Ghana who is also the winner of the 2020 Merck Foundation Fashion Awards showcased their designs displaying strong messages about Yes to Girls Education and Girls not girlfriends I firmly believe in girls education When girls are educated their countries become more powerful stronger and prosperous I realize that more support is needed as there are many brilliant girls who are struggling financially and socially to meet their educational needs Therefore we started Educating Linda a pan African program that is adapted to each country to contribute to the future of these girls as part of the More than a mother campaign of the Merck Foundation explained Senator Kelej Through the Educating Linda program the Merck Foundation has been supporting the education of some of the underprivileged but bright girls by providing scholarships and grants that can cover school fees school uniforms and other essentials including notebooks pens and mathematical tools so they can reach their potential and pursue their dreams In addition to the Educating Linda program the Merck Foundation has also announced the MARS Awards to appreciate and recognize Best Female African Researchers and Best Young African Researcher The aim is to empower African women and young researchers improve their research capacity and promote their contribution to STEM Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Senator Dr Rasha Kelej further emphasized In partnership with African First Ladies we have been building healthcare capacity through training healthcare providers in many medical specialties Of the total of 1 334 scholarships more than 590 scholarships have been awarded to female doctors in critical and neglected specialties This is a great achievement for us In addition the Merck Foundation has published many inspiring children s storybooks and songs to support girls education 1 Watch share and subscribe to the Portuguese song Tu Podes Sim which means Yes You Can in English by Blaze and Tamyris Moiane Mozambican singers in English here https bit ly 3S9I714 2 Watch share and subscribe to the song ABC 123 by Sean K from Namibia here https bit ly 3Q3R225 3 Watch share and subscribe to the song Girl Can here sung by two singers celebrities Irene and Cwezi from Liberia and Ghana respectively https bit ly 3zhRIKH 4 Watch share and subscribe to the song Like Them here sung by Kenneth a famous singer from Uganda https bit ly 3cRBgcg 5 Watch share and subscribe to the song Take Me to School here sung by Wezi an Afro soul singer from Zambia to support girls education https bit ly 3BpADkw 6 Read the Jackline Rescue Storybook here https bit ly 3BpMHlI 7 Read the Educating Linda Storybook here https bit ly 3vt0sfX 8 Read Ride Into The Future here https bit ly 3cR6PTM E I am very excited to bring you the next episode of OUR AFRICA by Merck Foundation TV Show So stay tuned and get ready to get informed stay healthy and be entertained concluded Senator Dr Rasha Kelej You can watch all previous episodes by checking the following links Watch Episode 1 here https bit ly 3Bs0kRF Watch Episode 2 here https bit ly 3bdDyC6 Watch Episode 3 here https bit ly 3JiY412 Watch episode 4 here https bit ly 3S6CbGd Watch episode 5 here https bit ly 3SaRMEA Watch episode 6 here https bit ly 3Sfjjof Watch episode 7 here https bit ly 3bdDDpo Watch episode 8 here https bit ly 3PXj2EQ Watch episode 9 here https bit ly 3cRBX5m Watch episode 10 here https bit ly 3BrU6RK
    The 11th episode of the Merck Foundation TV show “Our Africa by Merck Foundation” raises awareness of the importance of supporting girls’ education on GH One TV, KTN, NTV and LNTV
      Merck Foundation www Merck Foundation com the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany launched the 11th episode of its TV show Our Africa by Merck Foundation at 2 pm on Sunday July 24 2022 on GH One TV Ghana repeated on Monday July 25 at 1 30 p m The rest of the 15 episodes will air on GH One TV Ghana every Sunday at 2 00 p m and repeat every Monday at 1 30 p m The TV show is also broadcast on KTN Kenya and NTV Uganda LNTV Liberia and is also posted on all of the Merck Foundation s and KTN s social media channels NTV GH One TV and LNTV The eleventh episode of Our Africa from the Merck Foundation raises awareness on a very important issue of Supporting Girls Education The episode talks about the importance of enabling girls access to education and how a lack of education is at the root of many of the underlying challenges girls face Previous episodes of the show have addressed the importance of early detection and prevention of diabetes breaking the stigma of infertility stopping child marriage promoting a healthy lifestyle ending female genital mutilation FGM awareness on the health of the coronavirus stop gender violence empowerment of women and Sustainability and recycled fashion respectively Viewers and social media followers in Africa and beyond have been sharing a great response to the TV show and the themes highlighted in each episode Watch the 11th episode promo here https bit ly 3S6BaxT Watch the 11th episode here https bit ly 3SbruSM Our Africa by Merck Foundation is a Pan African TV show conceptualized produced directed and co hosted by Senator Dr Rasha Kelej Executive Director of the Merck Foundation will feature African fashion designers singers and leading experts from various domains with the aim of raising awareness and creating cultural change in Africa The show is co hosted by Brian Mulondo from Uganda Senator Dr Rasha Kelej Executive Director of the Merck Foundation said We have been receiving excellent feedback from our fans and viewers of the Merck Foundation s Our Africa TV show I would like to thank you all for the immense love that you are showering us with and for recognizing our effort Through our TV show we have been addressing different social and health issues through our Fashion and Art with a Purpose Community making it informative and entertaining at the same time The show airs on the following TV channels Every Saturday at 5 30 pm EAT on KTN Kenya rebroadcast Wednesday at 6 30 am EAT Every Saturday at 6 pm GMT on LNTV Liberia rebroadcast on Sunday at 4 30 pm GMT Every Sunday at 6 30 pm EAT on NTV Uganda broadcast Thursday at 4 00 pm EAT Every Sunday at 2 pm on GMT GH One TV Ghana rebroadcast Monday at 1 30 p m Head of Glamor magazine from South Africa and popular singer Blaze from Mozambique Fashion designers Alberto from Mozambique and Anuja Bharti from Ghana who is also the winner of the 2020 Merck Foundation Fashion Awards showcased their designs displaying strong messages about Yes to Girls Education and Girls not girlfriends I firmly believe in girls education When girls are educated their countries become more powerful stronger and prosperous I realize that more support is needed as there are many brilliant girls who are struggling financially and socially to meet their educational needs Therefore we started Educating Linda a pan African program that is adapted to each country to contribute to the future of these girls as part of the More than a mother campaign of the Merck Foundation explained Senator Kelej Through the Educating Linda program the Merck Foundation has been supporting the education of some of the underprivileged but bright girls by providing scholarships and grants that can cover school fees school uniforms and other essentials including notebooks pens and mathematical tools so they can reach their potential and pursue their dreams In addition to the Educating Linda program the Merck Foundation has also announced the MARS Awards to appreciate and recognize Best Female African Researchers and Best Young African Researcher The aim is to empower African women and young researchers improve their research capacity and promote their contribution to STEM Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Senator Dr Rasha Kelej further emphasized In partnership with African First Ladies we have been building healthcare capacity through training healthcare providers in many medical specialties Of the total of 1 334 scholarships more than 590 scholarships have been awarded to female doctors in critical and neglected specialties This is a great achievement for us In addition the Merck Foundation has published many inspiring children s storybooks and songs to support girls education 1 Watch share and subscribe to the Portuguese song Tu Podes Sim which means Yes You Can in English by Blaze and Tamyris Moiane Mozambican singers in English here https bit ly 3S9I714 2 Watch share and subscribe to the song ABC 123 by Sean K from Namibia here https bit ly 3Q3R225 3 Watch share and subscribe to the song Girl Can here sung by two singers celebrities Irene and Cwezi from Liberia and Ghana respectively https bit ly 3zhRIKH 4 Watch share and subscribe to the song Like Them here sung by Kenneth a famous singer from Uganda https bit ly 3cRBgcg 5 Watch share and subscribe to the song Take Me to School here sung by Wezi an Afro soul singer from Zambia to support girls education https bit ly 3BpADkw 6 Read the Jackline Rescue Storybook here https bit ly 3BpMHlI 7 Read the Educating Linda Storybook here https bit ly 3vt0sfX 8 Read Ride Into The Future here https bit ly 3cR6PTM E I am very excited to bring you the next episode of OUR AFRICA by Merck Foundation TV Show So stay tuned and get ready to get informed stay healthy and be entertained concluded Senator Dr Rasha Kelej You can watch all previous episodes by checking the following links Watch Episode 1 here https bit ly 3Bs0kRF Watch Episode 2 here https bit ly 3bdDyC6 Watch Episode 3 here https bit ly 3JiY412 Watch episode 4 here https bit ly 3S6CbGd Watch episode 5 here https bit ly 3SaRMEA Watch episode 6 here https bit ly 3Sfjjof Watch episode 7 here https bit ly 3bdDDpo Watch episode 8 here https bit ly 3PXj2EQ Watch episode 9 here https bit ly 3cRBX5m Watch episode 10 here https bit ly 3BrU6RK
    The 11th episode of the Merck Foundation TV show “Our Africa by Merck Foundation” raises awareness of the importance of supporting girls’ education on GH One TV, KTN, NTV and LNTV
    Africa2 months ago

    The 11th episode of the Merck Foundation TV show “Our Africa by Merck Foundation” raises awareness of the importance of supporting girls’ education on GH One TV, KTN, NTV and LNTV

    Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, launched the 11th episode of its TV show "Our Africa by Merck Foundation" at 2 pm on Sunday, July 24, 2022 on GH One TV, Ghana, repeated on Monday, July 25 at 1:30 p.m. The rest of the 15 episodes will air on GH One TV Ghana every Sunday at 2:00 p.m. and repeat every Monday at 1:30 p.m. The TV show is also broadcast on KTN, Kenya and NTV, Uganda, LNTV, Liberia, and is also posted on all of the Merck Foundation's and KTN's social media channels, NTV, GH One TV and LNTV.

    The eleventh episode of “Our Africa from the Merck Foundation” raises awareness on a very important issue of “Supporting Girls' Education”.

    The episode talks about the importance of enabling girls' access to education and how a lack of education is at the root of many of the underlying challenges girls face.

    Previous episodes of the show have addressed the importance of early detection and prevention of diabetes, breaking the stigma of infertility, stopping child marriage, promoting a healthy lifestyle, ending female genital mutilation (FGM), awareness on the health of the coronavirus, stop gender violence, empowerment of women and Sustainability and recycled fashion respectively.

    Viewers and social media followers in Africa and beyond have been sharing a great response to the TV show and the themes highlighted in each episode.

    Watch the 11th episode promo here: https://bit.ly/3S6BaxT Watch the 11th episode here: https://bit.ly/3SbruSM 'Our Africa by Merck Foundation' is a Pan-African TV show conceptualized, produced, directed and co-hosted by Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej, Executive Director of the Merck Foundation, will feature African fashion designers, singers and leading experts from various domains with the aim of raising awareness and creating cultural change in Africa.

    The show is co-hosted by Brian Mulondo from Uganda.

    Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej, Executive Director of the Merck Foundation said, “We have been receiving excellent feedback from our fans and viewers of the Merck Foundation's 'Our Africa' TV show.

    I would like to thank you all for the immense love that you are showering us with and for recognizing our effort.

    Through our TV show, we have been addressing different social and health issues through our 'Fashion and Art with a Purpose' Community, making it informative and entertaining at the same time”.

    The show airs on the following TV channels: - Every Saturday at 5:30 pm (EAT) on KTN, Kenya; rebroadcast Wednesday at 6:30 am (EAT) - Every Saturday at 6 pm (GMT) on LNTV, Liberia; rebroadcast on Sunday at 4:30 pm (GMT) - Every Sunday at 6:30 pm (EAT) on NTV Uganda; broadcast Thursday at 4:00 pm (EAT) - Every Sunday at 2 pm on (GMT) GH One TV, Ghana; rebroadcast Monday at 1:30 p.m. Head of Glamor magazine from South Africa and popular singer Blaze from Mozambique.

    Fashion designers Alberto from Mozambique and Anuja Bharti from Ghana, who is also the winner of the 2020 Merck Foundation Fashion Awards, showcased their designs displaying strong messages about "Yes to Girls' Education" and "Girls, not girlfriends."

    “I firmly believe in girls' education.

    When girls are educated, their countries become more powerful, stronger and prosperous.

    I realize that more support is needed as there are many brilliant girls who are struggling financially and socially to meet their educational needs.

    Therefore, we started “Educating Linda”, a pan-African program that is adapted to each country to contribute to the future of these girls as part of the “More than a mother” campaign of the Merck Foundation”, explained Senator Kelej.

    Through the 'Educating Linda' program, the Merck Foundation has been supporting the education of some of the underprivileged but bright girls by providing scholarships and grants that can cover school fees, school uniforms and other essentials, including notebooks, pens and mathematical tools, so they can reach their potential and pursue their dreams.

    In addition to the "Educating Linda" program, the Merck Foundation has also announced the MARS Awards to appreciate and recognize 'Best Female African Researchers' and 'Best Young African Researcher'.

    The aim is to empower African women and young researchers, improve their research capacity and promote their contribution to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

    Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej further emphasized: “In partnership with African First Ladies, we have been building healthcare capacity through training healthcare providers in many medical specialties.

    Of the total of 1,334 scholarships, more than 590 scholarships have been awarded to female doctors in critical and neglected specialties.

    This is a great achievement for us.” In addition, the Merck Foundation has published many inspiring children's storybooks and songs to support girls' education.

    1.

    Watch, share and subscribe to the Portuguese song “Tu Podes Sim”, which means “Yes, You Can” in English by Blaze and Tamyris Moiane, Mozambican singers in English here: https://bit.ly/3S9I714 2 Watch, share and subscribe to the song “ABC, 123” by Sean K from Namibia here: https://bit.ly/3Q3R225 3.

    Watch, share and subscribe to the song “Girl Can” here, sung by two singers celebrities, Irene and Cwezi from Liberia and Ghana respectively: https://bit.ly/3zhRIKH 4.

    Watch, share and subscribe to the song “Like Them” here, sung by Kenneth, a famous singer from Uganda: https:// bit.ly/3cRBgcg 5.

    Watch, share and subscribe to the song "Take Me to School" here, sung by Wezi, an Afro-soul singer from Zambia, to support girls' education: https://bit.ly /3BpADkw 6.

    Read the Jackline Rescue Storybook here: https: //bit.ly/3BpMHlI 7.

    Read the Educating Linda Storybook, here: https://bit.ly/3vt0sfX 8.

    Read Ride Into The Future here : https://bit.ly/3cR6PTM “E I am very excited to bring you the next episode of 'OUR AFRICA by Merck Foundation ' TV Show. So stay tuned and get ready to get informed, stay healthy and be entertained!” concluded Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej.

    You can watch all previous episodes by checking the following links: Watch Episode 1 here: https://bit.ly/3Bs0kRF Watch Episode 2 here: https://bit.ly/3bdDyC6 Watch Episode 3 here: https:/ /bit.ly/3JiY412 Watch episode 4 here: https://bit.ly/3S6CbGd Watch episode 5 here: https://bit.ly/3SaRMEA Watch episode 6 here: https://bit.ly/ 3Sfjjof Watch episode 7 here: https://bit.ly/3bdDDpo Watch episode 8 here: https://bit.ly/3PXj2EQ Watch episode 9 here: https://bit.ly/3cRBX5m Watch episode 10 here: https://bit.ly/3BrU6RK

  •  NDLEA has arrested four trans border drug traffickers in Adamawa Four notorious drug dealers in Konkol and Belel two villages on the Nigeria Cameroon border have been arrested for exporting and retailing Tramadol and snuggling Diazepam into Nigeria The suspects are Kabiru Ahmadu Eric Emil Abdulmumini Bapetel and Alphonsus Yusuf A total of 59 018kg Tramadol Diazepam Exol 5 Indian hemp and two jerry cans of formalin substance Suck amp Die were recovered from them NDLEA s Director Media and Advocacy Mr Femi Babafemi stated in Abuja on Sunday He stated also that 4 010 ampoules of pentazocine injection were seized on Friday July 29 in Kebbi He added that the drugs were discovered when a commercial vehicle was intercepted on Yauri Kebbi Road and two suspects Muktar Yunusa 26 and Lukman Aliyu 30 were arrested Similarly a raid at Oko Olowo area of Ilorin on Tuesday July 26 led to the arrest of one Onaolapo Zakariyau 50 with 79kg of Indian hemp In Abuja 90 blocks of cannabis 48 2kg and 700grams of methamphetamine were intercepted at the Jabi Motor Park while at least a suspect has been arrested in connection with the drug exhibits In Kano 51 suspects were arrested in a raid at a restaurant in Nasarawa Area of the state on Friday July 29 Suspects were caught with various quantities of Indian hemp and codeine based cough syrup he stated NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NDLEA arrests 4 drug traffickers on Nigeria-Cameroon border in Adamawa
     NDLEA has arrested four trans border drug traffickers in Adamawa Four notorious drug dealers in Konkol and Belel two villages on the Nigeria Cameroon border have been arrested for exporting and retailing Tramadol and snuggling Diazepam into Nigeria The suspects are Kabiru Ahmadu Eric Emil Abdulmumini Bapetel and Alphonsus Yusuf A total of 59 018kg Tramadol Diazepam Exol 5 Indian hemp and two jerry cans of formalin substance Suck amp Die were recovered from them NDLEA s Director Media and Advocacy Mr Femi Babafemi stated in Abuja on Sunday He stated also that 4 010 ampoules of pentazocine injection were seized on Friday July 29 in Kebbi He added that the drugs were discovered when a commercial vehicle was intercepted on Yauri Kebbi Road and two suspects Muktar Yunusa 26 and Lukman Aliyu 30 were arrested Similarly a raid at Oko Olowo area of Ilorin on Tuesday July 26 led to the arrest of one Onaolapo Zakariyau 50 with 79kg of Indian hemp In Abuja 90 blocks of cannabis 48 2kg and 700grams of methamphetamine were intercepted at the Jabi Motor Park while at least a suspect has been arrested in connection with the drug exhibits In Kano 51 suspects were arrested in a raid at a restaurant in Nasarawa Area of the state on Friday July 29 Suspects were caught with various quantities of Indian hemp and codeine based cough syrup he stated NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NDLEA arrests 4 drug traffickers on Nigeria-Cameroon border in Adamawa
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    NDLEA arrests 4 drug traffickers on Nigeria-Cameroon border in Adamawa

    NDLEA has arrested four trans-border drug traffickers in Adamawa.

    “Four notorious drug dealers in Konkol and Belel, two villages on the Nigeria-Cameroon border have been arrested for exporting and retailing Tramadol and snuggling Diazepam into Nigeria.

    “The suspects are Kabiru Ahmadu; Eric Emil; Abdulmumini Bapetel and Alphonsus Yusuf.

    “A total of 59.018kg Tramadol, Diazepam, Exol-5, Indian hemp and two jerry-cans of formalin substance (Suck & Die) were recovered from them,’’ NDLEA’s Director, Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi stated in Abuja on Sunday He stated also that 4,010 ampoules of pentazocine injection were seized on Friday, July 29 in Kebbi.

    He added that the drugs were discovered when a commercial vehicle was intercepted on Yauri-Kebbi Road and two suspects, Muktar Yunusa, 26 and Lukman Aliyu, 30, were arrested.

    “Similarly, a raid at Oko-Olowo area of Ilorin on Tuesday, July 26, led to the arrest of one Onaolapo Zakariyau, 50, with 79kg of Indian hemp.

    “In Abuja, 90 blocks of cannabis (48.2kg) and 700grams of methamphetamine were intercepted at the Jabi Motor Park while at least a suspect has been arrested in connection with the drug exhibits.

    “In Kano, 51 suspects were arrested in a raid at a restaurant in Nasarawa Area of the state on Friday, July 29. “Suspects were caught with various quantities of Indian hemp and codeine-based cough syrup,’’ he stated.


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