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  •  The World Health Organisation WHO says the onset of winter in northern countries could spike COVID 19 hospitalisation and deaths It therefore urged people to get vaccinated to stop the spread of the virus WHO Director General Tedros Ghebreyesus said this at a media conference on Wednesday at the UN health agency s headquarters in Geneva Ghebreyesus urged people to get vaccinated to reduce the spread of the disease or if they were already vaccinated to get further boosters We are now seeing a welcome decline in reported deaths globally However with colder weather approaching in the northern hemisphere it s reasonable to expect an increase in hospitalisations and deaths in the coming months he said Sub variants of Omicron are more transmissible than their predecessors and the risk of even more transmissible and more dangerous variants remains Vaccination coverage among the most at risk groups such as health workers and older persons also remains too low he added especially in poorer countries The WHO chief reminded people everywhere to continue to take action to reduce the risk of infection even if already vaccinated Steps include avoiding crowds especially indoors and wearing a mask Living with COVID 19 doesn t mean pretending the pandemic is over If you go walking in the rain without an umbrella pretending it s not raining won t help you You ll still get wet likewise pretending a deadly virus is not circulating is a huge risk he said According to him nearly 600 million cases of COVID 19 have been recorded some 2 5 years into the pandemic globally Meanwhile Europe is projected to reach 250 million cases in a matter of weeks Dr Hans Kluge Director of WHO s Office for the region said Like Ghebreyesus he also anticipates the winter surge in cases We have made great strides in addressing the pandemic But the virus is still circulating widely still putting people in hospital Still causing too many preventable deaths some 3 000 in the past week alone about a third of the global recorded total Kluge said in a statement on Tuesday Europe is also home to around a third of the global caseload for the continuing Monkeypox outbreak with 22 000 confirmed cases across 43 countries The Americas account for more than half of all reported cases with several countries continuing to see a rise in infections WHO noted that some European countries including Germany and the Netherlands are also seeing a clear decline in infections This development demonstrates the effectiveness of public health interventions and community engagement to track infections and prevent transmission the agency said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    WHO anticipates winter “surge” in COVID-19 hospitalisations, deaths
     The World Health Organisation WHO says the onset of winter in northern countries could spike COVID 19 hospitalisation and deaths It therefore urged people to get vaccinated to stop the spread of the virus WHO Director General Tedros Ghebreyesus said this at a media conference on Wednesday at the UN health agency s headquarters in Geneva Ghebreyesus urged people to get vaccinated to reduce the spread of the disease or if they were already vaccinated to get further boosters We are now seeing a welcome decline in reported deaths globally However with colder weather approaching in the northern hemisphere it s reasonable to expect an increase in hospitalisations and deaths in the coming months he said Sub variants of Omicron are more transmissible than their predecessors and the risk of even more transmissible and more dangerous variants remains Vaccination coverage among the most at risk groups such as health workers and older persons also remains too low he added especially in poorer countries The WHO chief reminded people everywhere to continue to take action to reduce the risk of infection even if already vaccinated Steps include avoiding crowds especially indoors and wearing a mask Living with COVID 19 doesn t mean pretending the pandemic is over If you go walking in the rain without an umbrella pretending it s not raining won t help you You ll still get wet likewise pretending a deadly virus is not circulating is a huge risk he said According to him nearly 600 million cases of COVID 19 have been recorded some 2 5 years into the pandemic globally Meanwhile Europe is projected to reach 250 million cases in a matter of weeks Dr Hans Kluge Director of WHO s Office for the region said Like Ghebreyesus he also anticipates the winter surge in cases We have made great strides in addressing the pandemic But the virus is still circulating widely still putting people in hospital Still causing too many preventable deaths some 3 000 in the past week alone about a third of the global recorded total Kluge said in a statement on Tuesday Europe is also home to around a third of the global caseload for the continuing Monkeypox outbreak with 22 000 confirmed cases across 43 countries The Americas account for more than half of all reported cases with several countries continuing to see a rise in infections WHO noted that some European countries including Germany and the Netherlands are also seeing a clear decline in infections This development demonstrates the effectiveness of public health interventions and community engagement to track infections and prevent transmission the agency said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    WHO anticipates winter “surge” in COVID-19 hospitalisations, deaths
    Foreign4 weeks ago

    WHO anticipates winter “surge” in COVID-19 hospitalisations, deaths

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the onset of winter in northern countries could spike COVID-19 hospitalisation and deaths.

    It, therefore, urged people to get vaccinated to stop the spread of the virus.

    WHO Director General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, said this at a media conference on Wednesday at the UN health agency’s headquarters in Geneva.

    Ghebreyesus urged people to get vaccinated to reduce the spread of the disease or, if they were already vaccinated, to get further boosters.

    “We are now seeing a welcome decline in reported deaths globally.

    “However, with colder weather approaching in the northern hemisphere, it’s reasonable to expect an increase in hospitalisations and deaths in the coming months,’’ he said.

    “Sub-variants of Omicron are more transmissible than their predecessors and the risk of even more transmissible and more dangerous variants remains.

    ’’ Vaccination coverage among the most at-risk groups – such as health workers and older persons – also remains too low, he added, especially in poorer countries.

    The WHO chief reminded people everywhere to continue to take action to reduce the risk of infection – even if already vaccinated.

    Steps include avoiding crowds, especially indoors, and wearing a mask.

    “Living with COVID-19 doesn’t mean pretending the pandemic is over.

    “If you go walking in the rain without an umbrella, pretending it’s not raining won’t help you.

    “You’ll still get wet; likewise, pretending a deadly virus is not circulating is a huge risk,’’ he said.

    According to him, nearly 600 million cases of COVID-19 have been recorded, some 2.5 years into the pandemic globally.

    Meanwhile, Europe is projected to reach 250 million cases in a matter of weeks, Dr Hans Kluge, Director of WHO’s Office for the region said.

    Like Ghebreyesus, he also anticipates the winter “surge” in cases.

    “We have made great strides in addressing the pandemic.

    “But the virus is still circulating widely, still putting people in hospital, “Still causing too many preventable deaths – some 3,000 in the past week alone, about a third of the global recorded total,’’ Kluge said in a statement on Tuesday.

    Europe is also home to around a third of the global caseload for the continuing Monkeypox outbreak, with 22,000 confirmed cases across 43 countries.

    The Americas account for more than half of all reported cases, with several countries continuing to see a rise in infections.

    WHO noted that some European countries, including Germany and the Netherlands, are also seeing a clear decline in infections.

    “This development demonstrates the effectiveness of public health interventions and community engagement to track infections and prevent transmission,’’’ the agency said.


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  •  Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA on Wednesday arrived in the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia in the latest stage in their efforts to inspect conditions at the embattled nuclear power plant there Zaporizhzya Nuclear Power Plant has been controlled by Russian forces since March but is operated by its Ukrainian staff The site has come under repeated shelling in August and last week temporarily lost connection to its last remaining operational 750 kilovolt kV external power line The IAEA mission will help ensure nuclear safety and security at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant and undertake vital safeguard activities Speaking to reporters IAEA Chief Rafael Mariano Grossi expressed confidence that they would be able to safely conduct their technical mission which follows months of consultations amid fears of a potential catastrophe at Europe s largest nuclear facility The mission will take a few days he said though adding that it can be prolonged if they can establish a continued presence at the site Asked if he believed Russia will allow the agency to see what is really happening there Grossi responded that his team is made up of very experienced people I bring here the best and the brightest in safeguards in safety in security and we will have a pretty good idea of what s going on he said in a statement Grossi was also asked by a journalist how they could help avoid a feared meltdown or nuclear incident at the plant This a matter of political will he said It s a matter that has to do with the countries that are in this conflict in particular the Russian Federation which is occupying the place Grossi is leading the 13 member mission from the Vienna based IAEA which set out for Ukraine on Monday He met with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the capital Kyiv on Tuesday The team s priorities include ensuring nuclear safety and security at the plant as well as undertaking vital safeguard activities and assessing the working conditions of the Ukrainian personnel working there NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ukraine: IAEA experts arrive in Zaporizhzhia on nuclear plant mission
     Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA on Wednesday arrived in the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia in the latest stage in their efforts to inspect conditions at the embattled nuclear power plant there Zaporizhzya Nuclear Power Plant has been controlled by Russian forces since March but is operated by its Ukrainian staff The site has come under repeated shelling in August and last week temporarily lost connection to its last remaining operational 750 kilovolt kV external power line The IAEA mission will help ensure nuclear safety and security at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant and undertake vital safeguard activities Speaking to reporters IAEA Chief Rafael Mariano Grossi expressed confidence that they would be able to safely conduct their technical mission which follows months of consultations amid fears of a potential catastrophe at Europe s largest nuclear facility The mission will take a few days he said though adding that it can be prolonged if they can establish a continued presence at the site Asked if he believed Russia will allow the agency to see what is really happening there Grossi responded that his team is made up of very experienced people I bring here the best and the brightest in safeguards in safety in security and we will have a pretty good idea of what s going on he said in a statement Grossi was also asked by a journalist how they could help avoid a feared meltdown or nuclear incident at the plant This a matter of political will he said It s a matter that has to do with the countries that are in this conflict in particular the Russian Federation which is occupying the place Grossi is leading the 13 member mission from the Vienna based IAEA which set out for Ukraine on Monday He met with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the capital Kyiv on Tuesday The team s priorities include ensuring nuclear safety and security at the plant as well as undertaking vital safeguard activities and assessing the working conditions of the Ukrainian personnel working there NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ukraine: IAEA experts arrive in Zaporizhzhia on nuclear plant mission
    Foreign4 weeks ago

    Ukraine: IAEA experts arrive in Zaporizhzhia on nuclear plant mission

    Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Wednesday arrived in the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia in the latest stage in their efforts to inspect conditions at the embattled nuclear power plant there.

    Zaporizhzya Nuclear Power Plant has been controlled by Russian forces since March, but is operated by its Ukrainian staff.

    The site has come under repeated shelling in August, and last week temporarily lost connection to its last remaining operational 750 kilovolt (kV) external power line.

    The IAEA mission will help ensure nuclear safety and security at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant and undertake vital safeguard activities.

    Speaking to reporters, IAEA Chief Rafael Mariano Grossi expressed confidence that they would be able to safely conduct their technical mission, which follows months of consultations amid fears of a potential catastrophe at Europe’s largest nuclear facility.

    The mission will take a few days, he said, though adding that it can be “prolonged” if they can establish a continued presence at the site.

    Asked if he believed Russia will allow the agency to see what is really happening there, Grossi responded that his team is made up of very experienced people.

    “I bring here the best and the brightest in safeguards, in safety, in security, and we will have a pretty good idea of what’s going on,” he said in a statement.

    Grossi was also asked by a journalist, how they could help avoid a feared meltdown or nuclear incident at the plant.

    “This a matter of political will,” he said.

    “It’s a matter that has to do with the countries that are in this conflict, in particular the Russian Federation, which is occupying the place.

    ” Grossi is leading the 13-member mission from the Vienna-based IAEA, which set out for Ukraine on Monday.

    He met with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the capital, Kyiv, on Tuesday.

    The team’s priorities include ensuring nuclear safety and security at the plant, as well as undertaking vital safeguard activities, and assessing the working conditions of the Ukrainian personnel working there.


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  •  Mr Sunny Aguebor the Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP for Oredo Federal Constituency Edo says his ambition to vie for the seat is borne out of his desire to set standards for representation in Nigeria Aguebor stated this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Benin shortly after he received his certificate of return as PDP candidate The PDP candidate asserted that he was anxious of replicating his private life achievements in the public space for the common good of the people My decision is formed by the fact that I have been very anxious to use the instrument of government to develop my people Before now I have done a lot in my private life in individual capacity to impact very seriously on the lives of the people of my local government Oredo Now I believe given the instrument of government I can do much more better When I also look at the kind of people that have gone to represent our people in the past I believe they did their best but to me that is not enough We are going to set a new benchmark for representation in Oredo federal constituency and in Nigeria he said The House of Representatives hopeful said it is true Nigeria needs to be rescued but noted that only genuine and patriotic people like him could achieve that We need people who are genuine who are patriotic who believe in this country to come on board and represent their people at the national assembly so that they can contribute to their development and rescue Nigeria I can assure you that I will give in my best I have a record of performance in my individual life I want to replicate it in public life Aguebor said On youth empowerment he said though the mandate of the legislature were lawmaking and oversight function he however promise to do his best for the young generation NewsSourceCredit NAN
    What informed my House of Reps ambition – Edo PDP candidate 
     Mr Sunny Aguebor the Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP for Oredo Federal Constituency Edo says his ambition to vie for the seat is borne out of his desire to set standards for representation in Nigeria Aguebor stated this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Benin shortly after he received his certificate of return as PDP candidate The PDP candidate asserted that he was anxious of replicating his private life achievements in the public space for the common good of the people My decision is formed by the fact that I have been very anxious to use the instrument of government to develop my people Before now I have done a lot in my private life in individual capacity to impact very seriously on the lives of the people of my local government Oredo Now I believe given the instrument of government I can do much more better When I also look at the kind of people that have gone to represent our people in the past I believe they did their best but to me that is not enough We are going to set a new benchmark for representation in Oredo federal constituency and in Nigeria he said The House of Representatives hopeful said it is true Nigeria needs to be rescued but noted that only genuine and patriotic people like him could achieve that We need people who are genuine who are patriotic who believe in this country to come on board and represent their people at the national assembly so that they can contribute to their development and rescue Nigeria I can assure you that I will give in my best I have a record of performance in my individual life I want to replicate it in public life Aguebor said On youth empowerment he said though the mandate of the legislature were lawmaking and oversight function he however promise to do his best for the young generation NewsSourceCredit NAN
    What informed my House of Reps ambition – Edo PDP candidate 
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    What informed my House of Reps ambition – Edo PDP candidate 

    Mr Sunny Aguebor, the Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Oredo Federal Constituency, Edo,  says his ambition to vie for the seat is borne out of his desire to set standards for representation in Nigeria.

    Aguebor stated this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Benin shortly after he received his certificate of return as PDP candidate.

    The PDP candidate asserted that he was anxious of replicating his private life achievements in the public space for the common good of the people.

    “My decision is formed by the fact that I have been very anxious to use the instrument of government to develop my people.

    “Before now, I have done a lot in my private life, in individual capacity to impact very seriously on the lives of the people of my local government (Oredo).

    “Now, I believe given the instrument of government, I can do much more better.

    “When I also look at the kind of people that have gone to represent our people in the past, I believe they did their best, but to me, that is not enough.

    “We are going to set a new benchmark for representation in Oredo federal constituency and in Nigeria,” he said.

    The House of Representatives hopeful said “it is true Nigeria needs to be rescued,” but noted that only genuine and patriotic people like him could achieve that.

    “We need people, who are genuine, who are patriotic, who believe in this country to come on board and represent their people at the national assembly, so that they can contribute to their development and rescue Nigeria.

    “I can assure you that I will give in my best.

    I have a record of performance in my individual life.

    I want to replicate it in public life,” Aguebor said.

    On youth empowerment, he said though the mandate of the legislature were lawmaking and oversight function, he however promise to do his best for the young generation.


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  •  The Wife of the Kwara Governor Amb Olufolake AbdulRazaq on Wednesday in Ilorin said that drug eradication in the state remains a top priority to her Mrs AbdulRazaq said this when officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA in the state paid her a courtesy visit Noting the proactive efforts of the agency in the fight against illicit drug peddling trafficking and abuse in the state in particular and country at large she said no stone would be left unturned in the fight against drug abuse and addiction She disclosed that government was aware of some of the challenges facing the agency assuring that the challenges will be addressed Communication is key to raising awareness on drug abuse and its resultant effects on the society We are confident that drug abuse will be reduced in Kwara I want to assure you also that drug eradication will be my priority I commend your efforts and activities on drug eradication in the state We will continue to work together with the agency and I assure you we will work on your demands the governor s wife said Earlier Mr Ibrahim Saidu the state NDLEA commander had appealed to the wife of the governor for assistance to help the agency in the completion of its rehabilitation centre to accommodate more victims of drug abuse in need of rehabilitation Saidu also appealed for assistance to print campaign materials run jingles on radio and television stations as well as for provision of operational vehicles among others We are here to partner with you and ask for support for our programmes We want your excellency to help with completion of our rehabilitation centre and refurbishing of available ones We need an operational vehicle This will help the agency in its continued fight against hard drugs and illicit substances and its abuse in the state he said In another development the governor s wife said that there was need for government at all levels to continue engaging women in key areas of administrative positions She said this when the Kwara Board of Women Appointees led by its Coordinator Alhaja Kuburat Ibrahim paid her a courtesy visit While commending the women for their hardwork Mrs AbdulRazaq urged them to work hard to show that they were worthy of the position given them through conscious movement utterances and attitude to duty Earlier Ibrahim in her address appreciated the administration of Malam AbdulRahaman AbdulRazaq She called for collaboration of the office of the governor s wife with the group while pledging their support for all programmes organised by the office We are here to formalise the relationship of the association with your office We are here to support the activities of the office of the governor s wife and to commend you for empowering women across the state Every young lady should look up to you as a role model she said Present at the meeting were the Commissioners for Communications Mr Bode Towoju Social Development Mrs Abosede Aremu Attorney General Mr Sulyman Senior and the SA to the governor on cultural matters Alhaji Muka Ray among others NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Mrs AbdulRazaq reiterates commitment to drug eradication in Kwara
     The Wife of the Kwara Governor Amb Olufolake AbdulRazaq on Wednesday in Ilorin said that drug eradication in the state remains a top priority to her Mrs AbdulRazaq said this when officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA in the state paid her a courtesy visit Noting the proactive efforts of the agency in the fight against illicit drug peddling trafficking and abuse in the state in particular and country at large she said no stone would be left unturned in the fight against drug abuse and addiction She disclosed that government was aware of some of the challenges facing the agency assuring that the challenges will be addressed Communication is key to raising awareness on drug abuse and its resultant effects on the society We are confident that drug abuse will be reduced in Kwara I want to assure you also that drug eradication will be my priority I commend your efforts and activities on drug eradication in the state We will continue to work together with the agency and I assure you we will work on your demands the governor s wife said Earlier Mr Ibrahim Saidu the state NDLEA commander had appealed to the wife of the governor for assistance to help the agency in the completion of its rehabilitation centre to accommodate more victims of drug abuse in need of rehabilitation Saidu also appealed for assistance to print campaign materials run jingles on radio and television stations as well as for provision of operational vehicles among others We are here to partner with you and ask for support for our programmes We want your excellency to help with completion of our rehabilitation centre and refurbishing of available ones We need an operational vehicle This will help the agency in its continued fight against hard drugs and illicit substances and its abuse in the state he said In another development the governor s wife said that there was need for government at all levels to continue engaging women in key areas of administrative positions She said this when the Kwara Board of Women Appointees led by its Coordinator Alhaja Kuburat Ibrahim paid her a courtesy visit While commending the women for their hardwork Mrs AbdulRazaq urged them to work hard to show that they were worthy of the position given them through conscious movement utterances and attitude to duty Earlier Ibrahim in her address appreciated the administration of Malam AbdulRahaman AbdulRazaq She called for collaboration of the office of the governor s wife with the group while pledging their support for all programmes organised by the office We are here to formalise the relationship of the association with your office We are here to support the activities of the office of the governor s wife and to commend you for empowering women across the state Every young lady should look up to you as a role model she said Present at the meeting were the Commissioners for Communications Mr Bode Towoju Social Development Mrs Abosede Aremu Attorney General Mr Sulyman Senior and the SA to the governor on cultural matters Alhaji Muka Ray among others NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Mrs AbdulRazaq reiterates commitment to drug eradication in Kwara
    Defence/Security4 weeks ago

    Mrs AbdulRazaq reiterates commitment to drug eradication in Kwara

    The Wife of the Kwara Governor,  Amb. Olufolake AbdulRazaq, on Wednesday in Ilorin said that drug eradication in the state remains a top priority to her.

    Mrs AbdulRazaq said this when officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in the state paid her a courtesy visit.

    Noting the proactive efforts of the agency in the fight against illicit drug peddling, trafficking and abuse in the state in particular and country at large, she said no stone would be left unturned in the fight against drug abuse and addiction.

    She disclosed that government was aware of some of the challenges facing the agency, assuring that the challenges will be addressed.

    “Communication is key to raising awareness on drug abuse and its resultant effects on the society.

    “We are confident that drug abuse will be reduced in Kwara.

    I want to assure you also that drug eradication will be my priority.

    “I commend your efforts and activities on drug eradication in the state.

    We will continue to work together with the agency and I assure you, we will work on your demands,” the governor’s wife said.

    Earlier, Mr Ibrahim Saidu, the state NDLEA commander, had appealed to the wife of the governor for assistance to help the agency in the completion of its rehabilitation centre to accommodate more victims of drug abuse in need of rehabilitation.

    Saidu also appealed for assistance to print campaign materials, run jingles on radio and television stations, as well as for provision of operational vehicles, among others.

    “We are here to partner with you and ask for support for our programmes.

    “We want your excellency to help with completion of our rehabilitation centre and refurbishing of available ones.

    We need an operational vehicle.

    “This will help the agency in its continued fight against hard drugs and illicit substances and its abuse in the state,” he said.

    In another development, the governor’s wife said that there was need for government at all levels to continue engaging women in key areas of administrative positions.

    She said this when the Kwara Board of Women Appointees led by its Coordinator, Alhaja Kuburat Ibrahim, paid her a courtesy visit.

    While commending the women for their hardwork, Mrs AbdulRazaq urged them to work hard to show that they were worthy of the position given them through conscious movement, utterances and attitude to duty.

    Earlier, Ibrahim in her address appreciated the administration of Malam AbdulRahaman AbdulRazaq.

    She called for collaboration of the office of the governor’s wife with the group  while pledging their support for all programmes organised by the office.

    “We are here to formalise the relationship of the association with your office.

    “We are here to support the activities of the office of the governor’s wife and to commend you for empowering women across the state.

    “Every young lady should look up to you as a role model,” she said.

    Present at the meeting were the Commissioners for Communications, Mr Bode Towoju; Social Development, Mrs Abosede Aremu; Attorney General, Mr Sulyman Senior; and the SA to the governor on cultural matters, Alhaji Muka Ray, among others.


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  •  The Kwara Government has renamed the state owned College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies CAILS Ilorin to College of Arabic Islamic Legal and Management Studies CAILMS This is contained in a statement issued by AbdulLateef Yahaya the Deputy Registrar Information of the college on Wednesday in Ilorin Yahaya said that the state Commissioner for Tertiary Education Dr Afeez Alabi disclosed this during a familiarisation visit to the college He said that the change of name was for the need to expand the scope of the institution courses and enhance the objective for the benefits of the entire people of the state The Commissioner reiterated the commitment of government to improve the general quality of education in the state and the status of CAILMS to a degree awarding institution He therefore promised to present the request for the sum of N26 million required for the completion of the accreditation of degree courses of the college without further delay Dr Alabi assured that government will assist in the reconstruction of road network and other infrastructural development in the college he said The Chairman Governing Council of the institution Prof Badmas Yusuf appealed to Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to assist the college with physical structures and fund needed Yusuf said that the money would be used for the completion of the college accreditation requirements for the six degree programmes in affiliation with the University of Ilorin He explained further that the college which was established in 1992 by the state government aimed at providing solutions to problems of middle level manpower and create more windows to acquisition of tertiary education According to him particularly for those who desire to study Arabic Islamic Legal System and other social science courses as part of efforts to meet the aspiration of the indigenes The Chairman urged the state government to give priority attention to the construction of intra road network and more infrastructural development to enable the college achieve more successes He thanked the commissioner for the visit hoping that it will result to more positive change in the history of the college The College Provost Dr Olokoba Ayinla thanked the present administration for not neglecting the institution since its assumption of office in 2019 and appealed for more developmental projects NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kwara Govt renames college
     The Kwara Government has renamed the state owned College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies CAILS Ilorin to College of Arabic Islamic Legal and Management Studies CAILMS This is contained in a statement issued by AbdulLateef Yahaya the Deputy Registrar Information of the college on Wednesday in Ilorin Yahaya said that the state Commissioner for Tertiary Education Dr Afeez Alabi disclosed this during a familiarisation visit to the college He said that the change of name was for the need to expand the scope of the institution courses and enhance the objective for the benefits of the entire people of the state The Commissioner reiterated the commitment of government to improve the general quality of education in the state and the status of CAILMS to a degree awarding institution He therefore promised to present the request for the sum of N26 million required for the completion of the accreditation of degree courses of the college without further delay Dr Alabi assured that government will assist in the reconstruction of road network and other infrastructural development in the college he said The Chairman Governing Council of the institution Prof Badmas Yusuf appealed to Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to assist the college with physical structures and fund needed Yusuf said that the money would be used for the completion of the college accreditation requirements for the six degree programmes in affiliation with the University of Ilorin He explained further that the college which was established in 1992 by the state government aimed at providing solutions to problems of middle level manpower and create more windows to acquisition of tertiary education According to him particularly for those who desire to study Arabic Islamic Legal System and other social science courses as part of efforts to meet the aspiration of the indigenes The Chairman urged the state government to give priority attention to the construction of intra road network and more infrastructural development to enable the college achieve more successes He thanked the commissioner for the visit hoping that it will result to more positive change in the history of the college The College Provost Dr Olokoba Ayinla thanked the present administration for not neglecting the institution since its assumption of office in 2019 and appealed for more developmental projects NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kwara Govt renames college
    Education4 weeks ago

    Kwara Govt renames college

    The Kwara Government  has renamed the state owned College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies (CAILS), Ilorin, to College of Arabic, Islamic, Legal and Management Studies (CAILMS).

    This is contained in a statement issued by AbdulLateef Yahaya, the Deputy Registrar (Information), of the college on Wednesday in Ilorin.

    Yahaya said that the state Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Dr Afeez  Alabi, disclosed this during a familiarisation visit to the college.

    He said that the change of name was for the need to expand the scope of the institution courses and enhance the objective for the benefits of the entire people of the state.

    “The Commissioner reiterated the commitment of government to improve the general quality of education in the state and the status of CAILMS to a degree awarding institution.

    “He therefore promised to present the request for the sum of N26 million required for the completion of the accreditation of degree courses of the college without further delay.

    “Dr Alabi assured that  government will assist in the reconstruction of road network and other infrastructural development in the college,” he said.

    The Chairman, Governing Council of the institution, Prof. Badmas Yusuf, appealed to Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to assist the college with physical structures and fund needed.

    Yusuf said that the money would be used for the completion of the college accreditation requirements for the six degree programmes in affiliation with the University of Ilorin.

    He explained further that the college, which was established in 1992 by the state government, aimed at providing solutions to problems of middle level manpower and create more windows to acquisition of tertiary education.

    According to him, particularly for those who desire to study Arabic, Islamic Legal System, and other social science courses as part of efforts to meet the aspiration of the indigenes.

    The Chairman urged the state government to give priority attention to the construction of intra-road network and more infrastructural development to enable the college achieve more successes.

    He thanked the commissioner for the visit, hoping that it will result to more positive change in the history of the college.

    The College Provost, Dr Olokoba Ayinla, thanked the present administration for not neglecting the institution since its assumption of office in 2019 and appealed for more developmental projects.


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  •  The Kwara Government has began the disbursement of N160 550 000 grants to 688 Small and Micro Scale SMSEs businesses under the first tranche of the KWARA NG CARES RA3 Operational Grants This is contained in a statement signed by Hajiya Zainab AbdulSalam the Lead Media Officer KWARA NG CARES on Wednesday in Ilorin AbdulSalam said that the beneficiaries comprised 45 small scale businesses that would receive N700 000 each and 643 micro scale businesses that would receive N200 000 each The spokerperson said that the beneficiaries cut across the 16 local government areas of the state General Manager of KWASSIP Mr AbdulQuawiy Olododo stated that the programme is a World Bank assisted emergency recovery and intervention programme facilitated by Kwara Government to curb the impact of COVID 19 on businesses Also to provide economic relief to business men and women and improve employment rate in the state He further stated that the programme which kicked off with disbursement of operational grant will be followed closely by the Credit Grant and IT Enhancement Grant The GM added that the programme is one of the efforts of Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to improve the quality and ease of running businesses in Kwara AbdulSalam said The lead media officer said that the Acting Technical Head of NG CARES For SMSE RA3 Mrs Rukayat Yahaya urged beneficiaries to utilise the grants in covering operational expenditures Yahaya also advised the beneficiaries to keep their businesses running as the grant was an emergency recovery fund designed to help their businesses recover from the effect of COVID 19 pandemic She also stated that the operational grant will be followed by the credit grant for easing financial constraints on SMSEs and IT Enhancement Grant for upgrading their capabilities AbdulSalam said The Deputy Speaker Kwara House of Assembly Mr Adetiba Rafael and the state Commissioner of Finance Mrs Florence Oyeyemi among other dignitaries presented cheque to the beneficiaries NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kwara Govt disburses N160.5m grants to SMSEs
     The Kwara Government has began the disbursement of N160 550 000 grants to 688 Small and Micro Scale SMSEs businesses under the first tranche of the KWARA NG CARES RA3 Operational Grants This is contained in a statement signed by Hajiya Zainab AbdulSalam the Lead Media Officer KWARA NG CARES on Wednesday in Ilorin AbdulSalam said that the beneficiaries comprised 45 small scale businesses that would receive N700 000 each and 643 micro scale businesses that would receive N200 000 each The spokerperson said that the beneficiaries cut across the 16 local government areas of the state General Manager of KWASSIP Mr AbdulQuawiy Olododo stated that the programme is a World Bank assisted emergency recovery and intervention programme facilitated by Kwara Government to curb the impact of COVID 19 on businesses Also to provide economic relief to business men and women and improve employment rate in the state He further stated that the programme which kicked off with disbursement of operational grant will be followed closely by the Credit Grant and IT Enhancement Grant The GM added that the programme is one of the efforts of Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to improve the quality and ease of running businesses in Kwara AbdulSalam said The lead media officer said that the Acting Technical Head of NG CARES For SMSE RA3 Mrs Rukayat Yahaya urged beneficiaries to utilise the grants in covering operational expenditures Yahaya also advised the beneficiaries to keep their businesses running as the grant was an emergency recovery fund designed to help their businesses recover from the effect of COVID 19 pandemic She also stated that the operational grant will be followed by the credit grant for easing financial constraints on SMSEs and IT Enhancement Grant for upgrading their capabilities AbdulSalam said The Deputy Speaker Kwara House of Assembly Mr Adetiba Rafael and the state Commissioner of Finance Mrs Florence Oyeyemi among other dignitaries presented cheque to the beneficiaries NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kwara Govt disburses N160.5m grants to SMSEs
    Economy4 weeks ago

    Kwara Govt disburses N160.5m grants to SMSEs

    The Kwara Government has began the disbursement of N160,550,000 grants to 688 Small and Micro-Scale (SMSEs) businesses under the first tranche of the KWARA NG CARES RA3 Operational Grants.

    This is contained in a statement signed by Hajiya Zainab AbdulSalam, the Lead Media Officer, KWARA NG-CARES, on Wednesday in Ilorin.

    AbdulSalam said that the beneficiaries comprised 45 small scale businesses that would receive N700,000 each, and 643 micro-scale businesses that would receive N200,000 each.

    The spokerperson said that the beneficiaries cut across the 16 local government areas of the state.

    “General Manager of KWASSIP, Mr AbdulQuawiy Olododo, stated that the programme is a World Bank-assisted emergency recovery and intervention programme, facilitated by Kwara Government to curb the impact of COVID-19 on businesses.

    “Also, to provide economic relief to business men and women and improve employment rate in the state.

    “He further stated that the programme, which kicked off with disbursement of operational grant, will be followed closely by the Credit Grant and IT Enhancement Grant.

    “The GM added that the programme is one of the efforts of Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to improve the quality and ease of running businesses in Kwara,” AbdulSalam said.

    The lead media officer said that the Acting Technical Head of NG CARES For SMSE RA3, Mrs Rukayat Yahaya, urged beneficiaries to utilise the grants in covering operational expenditures.

    “Yahaya also advised the beneficiaries to keep their businesses running, as the grant was an emergency recovery fund, designed to help their businesses recover from the effect of COVID-19 pandemic.

    “She also stated that the operational grant will be followed by the credit grant for easing financial constraints on SMSEs and IT Enhancement Grant for upgrading their capabilities,” AbdulSalam said.

    The Deputy Speaker, Kwara House of Assembly, Mr Adetiba Rafael; and the state Commissioner of Finance, Mrs Florence Oyeyemi, among other dignitaries, presented cheque to the beneficiaries.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  An NGO The African Youth Assembly for Peace AYAP has called on the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU to reach a compromise with a view to ending the ongoing strike action by the union Mr Abdul Aziz Yusuf Head Communications and Research of the group said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja Yusuf said the call became necessary considering negative implications of the strike on the lives of the students who were mostly youths He said It is really sad that ASUU has embarked on an indefinite strike and as a youths organisation we are worried about the development This incessant strike has continued to affect the academic performance of the students especially when it is prolonged Some of them who were very happy when they got admission have suddenly felt weary towards their academics due to these incessant strikes He therefore urged all the stakeholders especially members of ASUU to reconsider their decision in the interest of the students Yusuf said that stakeholders in the education sector must come together to find a lasting solution to the incessant strike by the university lecturers due to its negative impact on the future of Nigerian students The AYAP spokesman however frowned at ASUU s demand for the federal government to pay them six month salary arrears on the period of which they were on strike He maintained it was insensitive on the part of ASUU to demand for pay saying that the federal government s no work no pay policy was strictly within the law According to him Section 43 of the Trade Disputes Act was clear by insisting that striking workers are not entitled to their habitual remunerations for the period that they cease to work The federal government can only pay them on compassionate grounds for the purpose of maintaining industrial harmony NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Strike: NGO urges FG, ASUU to reach compromise
     An NGO The African Youth Assembly for Peace AYAP has called on the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU to reach a compromise with a view to ending the ongoing strike action by the union Mr Abdul Aziz Yusuf Head Communications and Research of the group said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja Yusuf said the call became necessary considering negative implications of the strike on the lives of the students who were mostly youths He said It is really sad that ASUU has embarked on an indefinite strike and as a youths organisation we are worried about the development This incessant strike has continued to affect the academic performance of the students especially when it is prolonged Some of them who were very happy when they got admission have suddenly felt weary towards their academics due to these incessant strikes He therefore urged all the stakeholders especially members of ASUU to reconsider their decision in the interest of the students Yusuf said that stakeholders in the education sector must come together to find a lasting solution to the incessant strike by the university lecturers due to its negative impact on the future of Nigerian students The AYAP spokesman however frowned at ASUU s demand for the federal government to pay them six month salary arrears on the period of which they were on strike He maintained it was insensitive on the part of ASUU to demand for pay saying that the federal government s no work no pay policy was strictly within the law According to him Section 43 of the Trade Disputes Act was clear by insisting that striking workers are not entitled to their habitual remunerations for the period that they cease to work The federal government can only pay them on compassionate grounds for the purpose of maintaining industrial harmony NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Strike: NGO urges FG, ASUU to reach compromise
    Education4 weeks ago

    Strike: NGO urges FG, ASUU to reach compromise

    An NGO, ‘The African Youth Assembly for Peace (AYAP)’, has called on the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), to reach a compromise, with a view to ending the ongoing strike action by the union.

    Mr Abdul-Aziz Yusuf, Head Communications and Research of the group, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja.

    Yusuf said the call became necessary considering negative implications of the strike on the lives of the students who were  mostly youths. 

    He said: “It is really sad that ASUU has embarked on an indefinite strike and as a youths organisation; we are worried about the development. 

    “This incessant strike has continued to affect the academic performance of the students, especially when it is prolonged.

    “Some of them, who were very happy when they got admission have suddenly felt weary towards their academics due to these incessant strikes.

    ” He, therefore, urged all the stakeholders, especially members of ASUU, to reconsider their decision in the interest of the students.

    Yusuf said that stakeholders in the education sector must come together to find a lasting solution to the incessant strike by the university lecturers due to its negative impact on the future of Nigerian students.

    The AYAP spokesman however, frowned at  ASUU’s demand for the federal government to pay them six-month salary arrears on the period of which they were on strike.

    He maintained , ”it was insensitive on the part of ASUU to demand for pay,” saying that the federal government`s “no work, no pay” policy was ”strictly within the law.

    ” According to him, Section 43 of the Trade Disputes Act was clear by insisting that ”striking workers are not entitled to their habitual remunerations for the period that they cease to work.

    “The federal government can only pay them on compassionate grounds for the purpose of maintaining industrial harmony.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  On September 1 2022 Jehovah s Witnesses will resume their well known door to door ministry A special global campaign will be launched at that time to offer members of the public a free interactive Bible course We can t wait to bring our Bible based message of hope to our neighbors once again says Olusegun Eroyemi Nigeria spokesman for Jehovah s Witnesses As global crises escalate on all fronts it is a huge privilege to bring real smiles on the faces of our friends in person Witnesses conducted an average of five million Bible courses around the globe during each month of last year The program offers a practical way to learn what the Bible teaches on a variety of subjects such as how to find happiness why there is so much evil and suffering in the world and what the Bible promises for the future Participating in the interactive Bible course with Jehovah s Witnesses comes without any obligation The Witnesses simply present what the Bible teaches and allow each person to determine their own personal beliefs and life choices The main textbook for the study is the Bible itself Each lesson is designed to be covered in one hour For more information please visit jw org
    Jehovah’s Witnesses sets to Resume Door-to-Door Evangelical Outreach halt due to COVID-19
     On September 1 2022 Jehovah s Witnesses will resume their well known door to door ministry A special global campaign will be launched at that time to offer members of the public a free interactive Bible course We can t wait to bring our Bible based message of hope to our neighbors once again says Olusegun Eroyemi Nigeria spokesman for Jehovah s Witnesses As global crises escalate on all fronts it is a huge privilege to bring real smiles on the faces of our friends in person Witnesses conducted an average of five million Bible courses around the globe during each month of last year The program offers a practical way to learn what the Bible teaches on a variety of subjects such as how to find happiness why there is so much evil and suffering in the world and what the Bible promises for the future Participating in the interactive Bible course with Jehovah s Witnesses comes without any obligation The Witnesses simply present what the Bible teaches and allow each person to determine their own personal beliefs and life choices The main textbook for the study is the Bible itself Each lesson is designed to be covered in one hour For more information please visit jw org
    Jehovah’s Witnesses sets to Resume Door-to-Door Evangelical Outreach halt due to COVID-19
    Religion4 weeks ago

    Jehovah’s Witnesses sets to Resume Door-to-Door Evangelical Outreach halt due to COVID-19

    On September 1, 2022, Jehovah’s Witnesses will resume their well-known door-to-door ministry. A special global campaign will be launched at that time to offer members of the public a free interactive Bible course.“We can’t wait to bring our Bible-based message of hope to our neighbors once again,” says Olusegun Eroyemi, Nigeria spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses. “As global crises escalate on all fronts it is a huge privilege to bring real smiles on the faces of our friends in person.”"Witnesses conducted an average of five million Bible courses around the globe during each month of last year. The program offers a practical way to learn what the Bible teaches on a variety of subjects, such as how to find happiness, why there is so much evil and suffering in the world, and what the Bible promises for the future.""Participating in the interactive Bible course with Jehovah’s Witnesses comes without any obligation. The Witnesses simply present what the Bible teaches and allow each person to determine their own personal beliefs and life choices.""The main textbook for the study is the Bible itself. Each lesson is designed to be covered in one hour. For more information, please visit jw.org."

  •  Ex International football goalkeeper Idah Peterside has said that his biggest fear if eventually elected as the President of the Nigeria Football Federation NFF is impeachment Peterside also a former Media Officer of the Super Eagles said this on Wednesday in Abuja while declaring his intention to contest for the position of NFF president He said his leadership style if elected into office might made him come in conflict with those who usually do things the wrong ways We are going to change the face of football my biggest fear is that they might try to impeach me because we will be transparent we will shake the table suspend referees close down stadiums and instill discipline he said Peterside told the football stakeholders who came to witness his declaration that he had no godfather or sponsor going into the election but that he had strong feelings that he would emerge victorious I don t have a sponsor nobody is sponsoring me except football My biggest sponsor is my passion If people have money to give I don t have to give and the truth about it is that our football needs surgery in too many ways I have spoken to some of the administrators about the wrongs in our football leagues and they have explained a lot of things to me but I said to them yes you have explained to me but nobody cares until it is fixed and it must be fixed There are times that I have seen people in charge of our football doing so little for the game and expect us to say thank you or clap for them We don t owe them any thank you because it is our right I know what grassroot football is all about because I played in South Africa and Israel Grassroot football is state football I say this without fear that all the FA chairmen have been cheated for years but I will give you money to administer football in your states if I am elected because we must develop the game from the grassroot Peterside said According to him time has gone when the leadership of the NFF collects billions of naira as sponsorship money and give peanuts to state FA chairmen to run football in their domain He urged the FA chairmen to disappoint anybody that gave them money for vote by collecting it and voting for those who mean well for Nigeria s football Peterside who noted that he did not believe in zoning arrangement for football said that he would change the face of the game if given the mandate to pilot its affairs When they give you money take it because it is what they didn t give you in eight years for football development when you get there look for my picture and vote for me A vote for me is a vote for change and restoration I am not contesting for money because I am contented I am contesting to make Nigerians happy I have a television station and I pastor a church of about 4000 worshippers I will carry everybody along NFF 2nd Vice President Shehu Dikko who witnessed the declaration said he believed so much in the capability of ex internationals and urged them to join hands in moving the game forward What Peterside is doing today is the way to go It is not for you to sit down in your comfort zone and be talking about how things are not being done correctly while you have the opportunity to throw your hat in the ring or send your ideas forward I am excited the way the election process is going because we are actually defining the way politics should be played and we are redefining the democratic process of Nigerian football And I believe that if it continues this way by the end of this election Nigerian football will be much more better We knew what happened in 2005 2010 2014 elections It will come and our football family will tear apart but in 2018 we took a decision to do things the right way A winner will emerge and everybody will support him for the good of football Their is no opposition in football it s just to know who should be the leader of the family and who should be supporting the leaders Dikko said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Dikko who is also the Chairman of the League Management Company indicated interest to contest for the NFF top position even before Peterside s declaration Others who are interested in the position are Lagos State FA Chairman and 1st Vice President of the NFF Seyi Akinwunmi and Chairman of Club Chairmen Ibrahim Gusau Former NFF General Secretary Musa Amadu and Abba Yola a former Special Adviser to former Sports Ministers and current Chief of Staff to the current Minster of Sports and Youth Development Sunday Dare The NFF election is scheduled to hold in Benin City Edo State on Sept 30 IAA NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Impeachment my biggest fear as NFF President, says Idah Peterside
     Ex International football goalkeeper Idah Peterside has said that his biggest fear if eventually elected as the President of the Nigeria Football Federation NFF is impeachment Peterside also a former Media Officer of the Super Eagles said this on Wednesday in Abuja while declaring his intention to contest for the position of NFF president He said his leadership style if elected into office might made him come in conflict with those who usually do things the wrong ways We are going to change the face of football my biggest fear is that they might try to impeach me because we will be transparent we will shake the table suspend referees close down stadiums and instill discipline he said Peterside told the football stakeholders who came to witness his declaration that he had no godfather or sponsor going into the election but that he had strong feelings that he would emerge victorious I don t have a sponsor nobody is sponsoring me except football My biggest sponsor is my passion If people have money to give I don t have to give and the truth about it is that our football needs surgery in too many ways I have spoken to some of the administrators about the wrongs in our football leagues and they have explained a lot of things to me but I said to them yes you have explained to me but nobody cares until it is fixed and it must be fixed There are times that I have seen people in charge of our football doing so little for the game and expect us to say thank you or clap for them We don t owe them any thank you because it is our right I know what grassroot football is all about because I played in South Africa and Israel Grassroot football is state football I say this without fear that all the FA chairmen have been cheated for years but I will give you money to administer football in your states if I am elected because we must develop the game from the grassroot Peterside said According to him time has gone when the leadership of the NFF collects billions of naira as sponsorship money and give peanuts to state FA chairmen to run football in their domain He urged the FA chairmen to disappoint anybody that gave them money for vote by collecting it and voting for those who mean well for Nigeria s football Peterside who noted that he did not believe in zoning arrangement for football said that he would change the face of the game if given the mandate to pilot its affairs When they give you money take it because it is what they didn t give you in eight years for football development when you get there look for my picture and vote for me A vote for me is a vote for change and restoration I am not contesting for money because I am contented I am contesting to make Nigerians happy I have a television station and I pastor a church of about 4000 worshippers I will carry everybody along NFF 2nd Vice President Shehu Dikko who witnessed the declaration said he believed so much in the capability of ex internationals and urged them to join hands in moving the game forward What Peterside is doing today is the way to go It is not for you to sit down in your comfort zone and be talking about how things are not being done correctly while you have the opportunity to throw your hat in the ring or send your ideas forward I am excited the way the election process is going because we are actually defining the way politics should be played and we are redefining the democratic process of Nigerian football And I believe that if it continues this way by the end of this election Nigerian football will be much more better We knew what happened in 2005 2010 2014 elections It will come and our football family will tear apart but in 2018 we took a decision to do things the right way A winner will emerge and everybody will support him for the good of football Their is no opposition in football it s just to know who should be the leader of the family and who should be supporting the leaders Dikko said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Dikko who is also the Chairman of the League Management Company indicated interest to contest for the NFF top position even before Peterside s declaration Others who are interested in the position are Lagos State FA Chairman and 1st Vice President of the NFF Seyi Akinwunmi and Chairman of Club Chairmen Ibrahim Gusau Former NFF General Secretary Musa Amadu and Abba Yola a former Special Adviser to former Sports Ministers and current Chief of Staff to the current Minster of Sports and Youth Development Sunday Dare The NFF election is scheduled to hold in Benin City Edo State on Sept 30 IAA NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Impeachment my biggest fear as NFF President, says Idah Peterside
    General news4 weeks ago

    Impeachment my biggest fear as NFF President, says Idah Peterside

    Ex-International football goalkeeper, Idah Peterside has said that his biggest fear if eventually elected as the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), is impeachment.

    Peterside, also a former Media Officer of the Super Eagles, said this on Wednesday in Abuja while declaring his intention to contest for the position of NFF president.

    He said his leadership style, if elected into office, might made him come in conflict with those who usually do things the wrong ways.

    “We are going to change the face of football; my biggest fear is that they might try to impeach me because we will be transparent, we will shake the table, suspend referees, close down stadiums and instill discipline,” he said.

    Peterside told the football stakeholders, who came to witness his declaration, that he had no godfather or sponsor going into the election but that he had strong feelings that he would emerge victorious.

    “I don’t have a sponsor; nobody is sponsoring me except football.

    My biggest sponsor is my passion.

    “If people have money to give, I don’t have to give and the truth about it is that our football needs surgery in too many ways.

    “I have spoken to some of the administrators about the wrongs in our football leagues and they have explained a lot of things to me, but I said to them, yes you have explained to me but nobody cares until it is fixed; and it must be fixed.

    “There are times that I have seen people in charge of our football doing so little for the game and expect us to say thank you or clap for them.

    “We don’t owe them any thank you because it is our right.

    I know what grassroot football is all about because I played in South Africa and Israel.

    “Grassroot football is state football.

    I say this without fear that all the FA chairmen have been cheated for years but I will give you money to administer football in your states if I am elected because we must develop the game from the grassroot,” Peterside said.

    According to him, time has gone when the leadership of the NFF collects billions of naira as sponsorship money and give peanuts to state FA chairmen to run football in their domain.

    He urged the FA chairmen to disappoint anybody that gave them money for vote by collecting it and voting for those who mean well for Nigeria’s football.

    Peterside who noted that he did not believe in zoning arrangement for football, said that he would change the face of the game if given the mandate to pilot its affairs.

    “When they give you money take it because it is what they didn’t give you in eight years for football development; when you get there, look for my picture and vote for me.

    “A vote for me is a vote for change and restoration.

    I am not contesting for money because I am contented.

    I am contesting to make Nigerians happy.

    I have a television station and I pastor a church of about 4000 worshippers.

    I will carry everybody along.

    ” NFF 2nd Vice President, Shehu Dikko who witnessed the declaration, said he believed so much in the capability of ex-internationals and urged them to join hands in moving the game forward.

    “What Peterside is doing today is the way to go.

    “It is not for you to sit down in your comfort zone and be talking about how things are not being done correctly, while you have the opportunity to throw your hat in the ring or send your ideas forward.

    “I am excited the way the election process is going because we are actually defining the way politics should be played and we are redefining the democratic process of Nigerian football.

    “And I believe that if it continues this way, by the end of this election, Nigerian football will be much more better.

    “We knew what happened in 2005, 2010, 2014 elections.

    It will come and our football family will tear apart, but in 2018, we took a decision to do things the right way.

    “A winner will emerge and everybody will support him for the good of football.

    Their is no opposition in football, it’s just to know who should be the leader of the family and who should be supporting the leaders,” Dikko said.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Dikko who is also the Chairman of the League Management Company indicated interest to contest for the NFF top position even before Peterside’s declaration.

    Others who are interested in the position are Lagos State FA Chairman and 1st Vice President of the NFF, Seyi Akinwunmi and Chairman of Club Chairmen, Ibrahim Gusau.

    Former NFF General Secretary, Musa Amadu and Abba Yola, a former Special Adviser to former Sports Ministers, and current Chief of Staff to the current Minster of Sports and Youth Development, Sunday Dare. The NFF election is scheduled to hold in Benin City, Edo State on Sept. 30. ,IAA
    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Global Initiative for Food Security Ecosystem Preservation GIFSEP Coal Free Nigeria and 350Africa org on Wednesday called for urgent intervention to mitigate environmental crisis across the country The Executive Director of GIFSEP Mr Michael Terungwa made the call at a three day workshop organised by the NGOs in Abuja Terungwa said that the aim of the workshop was to sensitise the public on impact of coal mining and climate change in Nigeria as well as Africa at large According to him energy transition and other environmental crisis need urgent attention to reduce energy related carbon emissions to limit climate change Decarburisation of the energy sector requires urgent action not just in Nigeria but on a global scale Action is needed to mitigate the effect of climate change renewable energy and energy efficiency measures can potentially achieve 90 per cent of the required carbon reduction he said The executive director said that energy transition was a pathway toward transforming the energy sector from fossil based to zero carbon at specific period of time He said that energy transition would be enabled by information technology smart technology and policy framework and market instruments The Programme Manager of GIFSEP Mr Joseph Ibrahim said that the organisations carried out findings about coal mining and discovered that it was harmful to health Ibrahim said that the organisations also discovered three states that mine coal presently in Nigeria which include Kogi Gombe and Benue States According to him the NGOs carried out community sensitisation called Community Resilience Building and create Village Savings and Loan scheme VSLS for women in the communities The Africa Regional Campaigner 350Africa org Ms Charity Migwi said that Africa needed climate finance to change from use of coal to renewable energy Migwi said that the organisations were collaborating to create awareness on energy transition plan adding that it was part of the aim of the workshop She said that the workshop was to discuss and understand how the principles of a just transition could be applicable in the Nigerian framework She encouraged Nigerians to embrace renewable energy system adding that the energy transition plan was a situation where the use of fossil fuel would gradually phase out for renewable energy We want to live in a healthy and safe environment which renewable energy system will provide We all want to have sustainable food systems agriculture that is productive So those are the things that actually motivate most of our campaigns I believed that the campaign will be beneficial not just for Nigeria but as a continent she said The Regional Organiser of the 350Africa org Ms Rukiya Khamis said that most communities do not have access to energy adding that there was the need to build a resilient agricultural environment Khamis said that the objective of the organisation was to build an African movement to fight climate change adding that the organisation used grassroots to run locally driven campaigns in every corner of the globe NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Environmental crisis: Organisations call for urgent intervention
     The Global Initiative for Food Security Ecosystem Preservation GIFSEP Coal Free Nigeria and 350Africa org on Wednesday called for urgent intervention to mitigate environmental crisis across the country The Executive Director of GIFSEP Mr Michael Terungwa made the call at a three day workshop organised by the NGOs in Abuja Terungwa said that the aim of the workshop was to sensitise the public on impact of coal mining and climate change in Nigeria as well as Africa at large According to him energy transition and other environmental crisis need urgent attention to reduce energy related carbon emissions to limit climate change Decarburisation of the energy sector requires urgent action not just in Nigeria but on a global scale Action is needed to mitigate the effect of climate change renewable energy and energy efficiency measures can potentially achieve 90 per cent of the required carbon reduction he said The executive director said that energy transition was a pathway toward transforming the energy sector from fossil based to zero carbon at specific period of time He said that energy transition would be enabled by information technology smart technology and policy framework and market instruments The Programme Manager of GIFSEP Mr Joseph Ibrahim said that the organisations carried out findings about coal mining and discovered that it was harmful to health Ibrahim said that the organisations also discovered three states that mine coal presently in Nigeria which include Kogi Gombe and Benue States According to him the NGOs carried out community sensitisation called Community Resilience Building and create Village Savings and Loan scheme VSLS for women in the communities The Africa Regional Campaigner 350Africa org Ms Charity Migwi said that Africa needed climate finance to change from use of coal to renewable energy Migwi said that the organisations were collaborating to create awareness on energy transition plan adding that it was part of the aim of the workshop She said that the workshop was to discuss and understand how the principles of a just transition could be applicable in the Nigerian framework She encouraged Nigerians to embrace renewable energy system adding that the energy transition plan was a situation where the use of fossil fuel would gradually phase out for renewable energy We want to live in a healthy and safe environment which renewable energy system will provide We all want to have sustainable food systems agriculture that is productive So those are the things that actually motivate most of our campaigns I believed that the campaign will be beneficial not just for Nigeria but as a continent she said The Regional Organiser of the 350Africa org Ms Rukiya Khamis said that most communities do not have access to energy adding that there was the need to build a resilient agricultural environment Khamis said that the objective of the organisation was to build an African movement to fight climate change adding that the organisation used grassroots to run locally driven campaigns in every corner of the globe NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Environmental crisis: Organisations call for urgent intervention
    Environment4 weeks ago

    Environmental crisis: Organisations call for urgent intervention

    The Global Initiative for Food Security Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP), Coal Free Nigeria and 350Africa.

    org on Wednesday, called for urgent intervention to mitigate environmental crisis across the country.

    The Executive Director of GIFSEP, Mr Michael Terungwa, made the call at a three-day workshop organised by the NGOs in Abuja.

    Terungwa said that the aim of the workshop was to sensitise the public on impact of coal mining and climate change in Nigeria as well as Africa at large.

    According to him, energy transition and other environmental crisis need urgent attention to reduce energy related carbon emissions to limit climate change.

    “Decarburisation of the energy sector requires urgent action not just in Nigeria but on a global scale.

    “Action is needed to mitigate the effect of climate change, renewable energy and energy efficiency measures can potentially achieve 90 per cent of the required carbon reduction,’’ he said.

    The executive director said that energy transition was a pathway toward transforming the energy sector from fossil-based to zero carbon at specific period of time.

    He said that energy transition would be enabled by information technology, smart technology, and policy framework and market instruments.

    The Programme Manager of GIFSEP, Mr Joseph Ibrahim, said that the organisations carried out findings about coal mining and discovered that it was harmful to health.

    Ibrahim said that the organisations also discovered three states that mine coal presently in Nigeria, which include, Kogi, Gombe and Benue States.

    According to him, the NGOs carried out community sensitisation called Community Resilience Building and create Village Savings and Loan scheme (VSLS), for women in the communities.

    The Africa Regional Campaigner 350Africa.

    org, Ms Charity Migwi, said that Africa needed climate finance to change from use of coal to renewable energy.

    Migwi said that the organisations were collaborating to create awareness on energy transition plan, adding that it was part of the aim of the workshop.

    She said that the workshop was to discuss and understand how the principles of a just transition could be applicable in the Nigerian framework.

    She encouraged Nigerians to embrace renewable energy system, adding that the energy transition plan was a situation where the use of fossil fuel would gradually phase out for renewable energy.

    “We want to live in a healthy and safe environment, which renewable energy system will provide.

    We all want to have sustainable food systems, agriculture that is productive.

    “So, those are the things that actually motivate most of our campaigns.

    I believed that the campaign will be beneficial not just for Nigeria, but as a continent,’’ she said.

    The Regional Organiser of the 350Africa.

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    Ms Rukiya Khamis, said that most communities do not have access to energy, adding that there was the need to build a resilient agricultural environment.

    Khamis said that the objective of the organisation was to build an African movement to fight climate change, adding that the organisation used grassroots to run locally-driven campaigns in every corner of the globe.


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