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  •  The deputy head of Sudan s ruling council Mohamed Hamdan Daglo on Monday criticised last year s military coup saying it has failed to bring change and deepened the country s economic crisis We have unfortunately not succeeded in bringing about change Daglo said during an interview with the BBC declining to elaborate The whole thing failed and now we Sudan have become worse said Daglo who commands the powerful paramilitary Rapid Support Forces Sudan has been rocked by deepening unrest since a military coup in October last year led by army chief Abdel Fattah al Burhan that upended a transition to civilian rule installed following the 2019 ouster of longtime president Omar al Bashir The coup triggered wide international condemnation and foreign governments slashed aid deepening a chronic economic crisis Sudan one of the world s poorest countries has since been reeling from near weekly protests spiralling economic woes and a deterioration in security with spiking ethnic clashes in its far flung regions Burhan had long insisted that the military takeover was not a coup but only meant to rectify the course of the post Bashir transition Last month the army chief pledged to step aside and make way for civilian groups to form a new government Key civilian leaders dismissed his move as a ruse and pro democracy protesters have held fast to their rallying cry that there can be no negotiation no partnership with the military During the BBC interview Daglo said he had no political ambitions and that he would only step in if Sudan is moving towards collapse He reaffirmed Burhan s pledge saying the military would exit the political scene if that allows for Sudan to stabilise and prosper We are not being elusive and we are true to our word he said adding that he hoped civilian factions would soon reach an agreement
    Sudanese paramilitary commander says coup failed to bring change
     The deputy head of Sudan s ruling council Mohamed Hamdan Daglo on Monday criticised last year s military coup saying it has failed to bring change and deepened the country s economic crisis We have unfortunately not succeeded in bringing about change Daglo said during an interview with the BBC declining to elaborate The whole thing failed and now we Sudan have become worse said Daglo who commands the powerful paramilitary Rapid Support Forces Sudan has been rocked by deepening unrest since a military coup in October last year led by army chief Abdel Fattah al Burhan that upended a transition to civilian rule installed following the 2019 ouster of longtime president Omar al Bashir The coup triggered wide international condemnation and foreign governments slashed aid deepening a chronic economic crisis Sudan one of the world s poorest countries has since been reeling from near weekly protests spiralling economic woes and a deterioration in security with spiking ethnic clashes in its far flung regions Burhan had long insisted that the military takeover was not a coup but only meant to rectify the course of the post Bashir transition Last month the army chief pledged to step aside and make way for civilian groups to form a new government Key civilian leaders dismissed his move as a ruse and pro democracy protesters have held fast to their rallying cry that there can be no negotiation no partnership with the military During the BBC interview Daglo said he had no political ambitions and that he would only step in if Sudan is moving towards collapse He reaffirmed Burhan s pledge saying the military would exit the political scene if that allows for Sudan to stabilise and prosper We are not being elusive and we are true to our word he said adding that he hoped civilian factions would soon reach an agreement
    Sudanese paramilitary commander says coup failed to bring change
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    Sudanese paramilitary commander says coup failed to bring change

    The deputy head of Sudan’s ruling council Mohamed Hamdan Daglo on Monday criticised last year’s military coup, saying it has failed to bring change and deepened the country’s economic crisis.

    “We have unfortunately not succeeded in bringing about change,” Daglo said during an interview with the BBC, declining to elaborate.

    “The whole thing failed and now we (Sudan) have become worse,” said Daglo, who commands the powerful paramilitary Rapid Support Forces.

    Sudan has been rocked by deepening unrest since a military coup in October last year, led by army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, that upended a transition to civilian rule installed following the 2019 ouster of longtime president Omar al-Bashir.

    The coup triggered wide international condemnation and foreign governments slashed aid, deepening a chronic economic crisis.

    Sudan, one of the world’s poorest countries, has since been reeling from near-weekly protests, spiralling economic woes and a deterioration in security, with spiking ethnic clashes in its far-flung regions.

    Burhan had long insisted that the military takeover was “not a coup” but only meant to “rectify” the course of the post-Bashir transition.

    Last month, the army chief pledged to step aside and make way for civilian groups to form a new government.

    Key civilian leaders dismissed his move as a “ruse”, and pro-democracy protesters have held fast to their rallying cry that there can be “no negotiation, no partnership” with the military.

    During the BBC interview, Daglo said he had “no (political) ambitions” and that he would only step in “if Sudan is moving towards collapse”.

    He reaffirmed Burhan’s pledge, saying the military would exit the political scene “if that allows for Sudan to stabilise and prosper.

    ” “We are not being elusive, and we are true to our word,” he said, adding that he hoped civilian factions would soon reach an agreement.

  •  Gov Abubakar Bello of Niger has approved the appointment of Alhaji Saidu Ibrahim Mainan Kontagora as the new Executive Chairman Niger State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the governor on July 30 suspended Dr Idaho Adamu the SUBEB Chairman over alleged anomalies in the operations of the board and sacked the Director General of SDGs in the state Alhaji Abdullahi Arab A statement on Monday by Ahmed Matane Secretary to the Government of Niger State SSG disclosed that the appointment of Ibrahim was based on merit proven credentials personal integrity and outstanding record of decades of experience The SSG reminded the new SUBEB chairman to align himself with the policy direction of the present administration He urged the new chairman to pursue the reinvigoration of the board within the context of the government s drive to enhance basic education in the state Matane urged the new SUBEB boss to bring his knowledge skills and wealth of experience to bear in the performance of his new assignment by working assiduously to justify the confidence reposed in him The governor congratulated the new SUBEB boss on his appointment and wished him success and God s guidance in the performance of the duties of his office Similarly Gov Bello approved the appointment of Mr Mohammed Bashar Harka as the new Director General Sustainable Development Goals SDGs His appointment followed the removal of Abdullahi Baba Arah by the state governor The Secretary to the State Government SSG Ahmed Matane in a statement said Harka s appointment was based on merit The governor has also directed the immediate termination of the appointment of the suspended Chairman of SUBEB Dr Isah Adamu Abdullahi Arah of SDGs was removed to facilitate accelerated implementation of the reforms being initiated by the government towards attainment of the SDGs NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gov Bello approves new appointments in SUBEB, SDGs
     Gov Abubakar Bello of Niger has approved the appointment of Alhaji Saidu Ibrahim Mainan Kontagora as the new Executive Chairman Niger State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the governor on July 30 suspended Dr Idaho Adamu the SUBEB Chairman over alleged anomalies in the operations of the board and sacked the Director General of SDGs in the state Alhaji Abdullahi Arab A statement on Monday by Ahmed Matane Secretary to the Government of Niger State SSG disclosed that the appointment of Ibrahim was based on merit proven credentials personal integrity and outstanding record of decades of experience The SSG reminded the new SUBEB chairman to align himself with the policy direction of the present administration He urged the new chairman to pursue the reinvigoration of the board within the context of the government s drive to enhance basic education in the state Matane urged the new SUBEB boss to bring his knowledge skills and wealth of experience to bear in the performance of his new assignment by working assiduously to justify the confidence reposed in him The governor congratulated the new SUBEB boss on his appointment and wished him success and God s guidance in the performance of the duties of his office Similarly Gov Bello approved the appointment of Mr Mohammed Bashar Harka as the new Director General Sustainable Development Goals SDGs His appointment followed the removal of Abdullahi Baba Arah by the state governor The Secretary to the State Government SSG Ahmed Matane in a statement said Harka s appointment was based on merit The governor has also directed the immediate termination of the appointment of the suspended Chairman of SUBEB Dr Isah Adamu Abdullahi Arah of SDGs was removed to facilitate accelerated implementation of the reforms being initiated by the government towards attainment of the SDGs NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gov Bello approves new appointments in SUBEB, SDGs
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    Gov Bello approves new appointments in SUBEB, SDGs

    Gov Abubakar Bello of Niger has approved the appointment of Alhaji Saidu Ibrahim (Mainan Kontagora) as the new Executive Chairman, Niger State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the governor, on July 30  suspended Dr Idaho Adamu, the SUBEB Chairman over alleged anomalies in the operations of the board and sacked the Director General of SDGs in the state, Alhaji Abdullahi Arab.A statement on Monday by Ahmed Matane, Secretary to the Government of Niger State (SSG) disclosed that the appointment of Ibrahim was based on merit, proven credentials, personal integrity and outstanding record of decades of experience.

    The SSG reminded the new SUBEB chairman to align himself with the policy direction of the present administration. 

    He urged the new chairman to pursue the reinvigoration of the board within the context of the government’s drive to enhance basic education in the state.

    Matane urged the new SUBEB boss to bring his knowledge, skills, and wealth of experience to bear in the performance of his new assignment by working assiduously to justify the confidence reposed in him.

    The governor congratulated the new SUBEB boss on his appointment and wished him success and God’s guidance in the performance of the duties of his office. 

    Similarly, Gov Bello approved the appointment of Mr Mohammed Bashar Harka as the new Director-General, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    His appointment followed the removal of Abdullahi Baba Arah by the state governor.

    The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Matane in a statement said Harka’s appointment was based on merit.

    The governor has also directed the immediate termination of the appointment of the suspended Chairman of SUBEB, Dr. Isah Adamu.

    Abdullahi Arah of SDGs was removed to facilitate accelerated implementation of the reforms being initiated by the government towards attainment of the SDGs. (
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  •  Persons With Disabilities have bemoaned their continued exclusion from government programmes policies and activities calling for urgent implementation of the National Disability Act to put things right The group made the call during a National Disability Dialogue organised in Lagos by the Centre for Citizens with Disabilities CCD to brief relevant stakeholders on the successes commitments achievements assessments and implementations of the National Disability Act The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the event One Day National Disability Dialogue was put together by CCD with the support of Ford Foundation It had in attendance commissioners from across the states and a representative from the Federal Ministry of Justice Also the executive and governing board of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities the General Manager of Lagos State Office for Disability Affairs LASODA Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities from the six geopolitical zones funding partners and other CSOs were in attendance Speaking at the event the Executive Director of the CCD Mr David Anyaele said the inclusion of persons with disabilities in governments programmes policies and activities was essential to their personal and social development If we must say Nigeria is inclusive it must begin with the Federal Government of Nigeria It must start from the state government it must start from the private sector by removing all forms of barriers that hinder people with disabilities from participating in the society What we have done or what we are doing today is to present to Nigerians the extent of the implementation of the National Disability Act We are sharing today a report that focuses on Nigeria Our Disability Assessment of Compliance and Implementation of the National Disability Law he said Anyaele added that certain barriers should be removed for the inclusion and acceptance of people with disabilities in the society to improve their standard of living alleviate poverty and provision of equal opportunities When we talk about barriers barriers have to deal with areas where there are no access to public infrastructure building no accessible toilet no accessible stairs or accessible handrails or lift to take the person upstairs There is a barrier already where individuals from our African perspective their to attitude to persons with disabilities see such persons as not worthy to participate in the society Anyaele said When government programmes policies and activities do not track disability issues people with disabilities will not be able to benefit and their poverty will continue to increase These are the barriers that must be removed if we must say Nigeria is a society that promotes equal opportunity he added Also Prof Omololu Shoyombo of the University of Lagos UNILAG in his report conducted in February 2022 on Assessment of the Implementation and Compliance with the National Disability Act showed that the level of knowledge and awareness about the National Disability Act is still relatively low Shoyombo is a Research Consultant for CCD In his research findings also the level of compliance and implementation of the provision of the law was also very low There is general need for more advocacy and understanding of the law The advocacy should extend to reach the rural areas and the law should be broken down into local dialects and languages for proper digestion by persons with Disabilities He also recommended that the National Commission of Person with Disabilities NCPWD should be separated from the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs for more dedicated services for the needs of person with Disabilities The National Commission for Persons with Disabilities should share its agenda mission and vision with its primary constituency PWDs so that they can be aware of the activities of the national commission he highlighted Evaluating the report findings a Professor of Law Afeisimi Badaiki said the level of awareness created by the Federal Ministry of Information was not satisfactory Though the ministry of information is responsible for dissemination of information its function is supposed to be accumulative in addition to the role of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities to ensure that people are aware of the existence of the law He also called for the enforcement of the law Members of the public should be able to institute some actions to enforce the right of persons with Disabilities as enriched in the law Badaiki said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Social Inclusion: PWDs advocate urgent implementation of National Disability Act
     Persons With Disabilities have bemoaned their continued exclusion from government programmes policies and activities calling for urgent implementation of the National Disability Act to put things right The group made the call during a National Disability Dialogue organised in Lagos by the Centre for Citizens with Disabilities CCD to brief relevant stakeholders on the successes commitments achievements assessments and implementations of the National Disability Act The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the event One Day National Disability Dialogue was put together by CCD with the support of Ford Foundation It had in attendance commissioners from across the states and a representative from the Federal Ministry of Justice Also the executive and governing board of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities the General Manager of Lagos State Office for Disability Affairs LASODA Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities from the six geopolitical zones funding partners and other CSOs were in attendance Speaking at the event the Executive Director of the CCD Mr David Anyaele said the inclusion of persons with disabilities in governments programmes policies and activities was essential to their personal and social development If we must say Nigeria is inclusive it must begin with the Federal Government of Nigeria It must start from the state government it must start from the private sector by removing all forms of barriers that hinder people with disabilities from participating in the society What we have done or what we are doing today is to present to Nigerians the extent of the implementation of the National Disability Act We are sharing today a report that focuses on Nigeria Our Disability Assessment of Compliance and Implementation of the National Disability Law he said Anyaele added that certain barriers should be removed for the inclusion and acceptance of people with disabilities in the society to improve their standard of living alleviate poverty and provision of equal opportunities When we talk about barriers barriers have to deal with areas where there are no access to public infrastructure building no accessible toilet no accessible stairs or accessible handrails or lift to take the person upstairs There is a barrier already where individuals from our African perspective their to attitude to persons with disabilities see such persons as not worthy to participate in the society Anyaele said When government programmes policies and activities do not track disability issues people with disabilities will not be able to benefit and their poverty will continue to increase These are the barriers that must be removed if we must say Nigeria is a society that promotes equal opportunity he added Also Prof Omololu Shoyombo of the University of Lagos UNILAG in his report conducted in February 2022 on Assessment of the Implementation and Compliance with the National Disability Act showed that the level of knowledge and awareness about the National Disability Act is still relatively low Shoyombo is a Research Consultant for CCD In his research findings also the level of compliance and implementation of the provision of the law was also very low There is general need for more advocacy and understanding of the law The advocacy should extend to reach the rural areas and the law should be broken down into local dialects and languages for proper digestion by persons with Disabilities He also recommended that the National Commission of Person with Disabilities NCPWD should be separated from the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs for more dedicated services for the needs of person with Disabilities The National Commission for Persons with Disabilities should share its agenda mission and vision with its primary constituency PWDs so that they can be aware of the activities of the national commission he highlighted Evaluating the report findings a Professor of Law Afeisimi Badaiki said the level of awareness created by the Federal Ministry of Information was not satisfactory Though the ministry of information is responsible for dissemination of information its function is supposed to be accumulative in addition to the role of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities to ensure that people are aware of the existence of the law He also called for the enforcement of the law Members of the public should be able to institute some actions to enforce the right of persons with Disabilities as enriched in the law Badaiki said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Social Inclusion: PWDs advocate urgent implementation of National Disability Act
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    Social Inclusion: PWDs advocate urgent implementation of National Disability Act

    Persons With Disabilities have bemoaned their continued exclusion from government programmes, policies and activities, calling for urgent implementation  of the National Disability Act to put things right.

    The group made the call during a National Disability Dialogue organised in Lagos by the Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) to brief relevant stakeholders on the successes, commitments, achievements, assessments and implementations of the National Disability Act. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the event, ‘`One Day National Disability Dialogue’’, was put together by CCD with the support of Ford Foundation.

    It had in attendance commissioners from across the states and a representative from the Federal Ministry of Justice.

    Also, the executive and governing board of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities, the General Manager of Lagos State Office for Disability Affairs (LASODA), Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities from the six geopolitical zones, funding partners and other CSOs were in attendance.

    Speaking at the event, the Executive Director of the CCD, Mr David Anyaele, said the inclusion of persons with disabilities in governments programmes, policies and activities was essential to their personal and social development.

    “If we must say Nigeria is inclusive it must begin with the Federal Government of Nigeria.

    “It must start from the state government, it must start from the private sector by removing all forms of barriers that hinder people with disabilities from participating in the society.

    “What we have done or what we are doing today is to present to Nigerians the extent of the implementation of the National Disability Act. “We are sharing today a report that focuses on Nigeria, Our Disability, Assessment of Compliance and Implementation of the National Disability Law,’’ he said.

    Anyaele added that certain barriers should be removed for the inclusion and acceptance of people with disabilities in the society to improve their standard of living, alleviate poverty and provision of equal opportunities.

    “When we talk about barriers, barriers have to deal with areas where there are no access to public infrastructure building, no accessible toilet, no accessible stairs or accessible handrails or lift to take the person upstairs.

    “There is a barrier already where individuals from our African perspective, their to attitude to persons with disabilities see such persons as not worthy to participate in the society,’’ Anyaele said.

    “When government programmes, policies and activities do not track disability issues, people with disabilities will not be able to benefit and their poverty will continue to increase.

    “These are the barriers that must be removed if we must say Nigeria is a society that promotes equal opportunity,’’ he added.

    Also, Prof. Omololu Shoyombo, of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), in his report conducted in February 2022 on  “Assessment of the Implementation and Compliance with the National Disability Act’’ showed that the level of knowledge and awareness about the National Disability Act is still relatively low.

    Shoyombo is a Research Consultant for CCD.

    In his research findings also, the level of compliance and implementation of the provision of the law was also very low.

    “There is general need for more advocacy and understanding of the law.

    The advocacy should extend to reach the rural areas and the law should be broken down into local dialects and languages for proper digestion by persons with Disabilities” He also recommended that the National Commission of Person with Disabilities (NCPWD) should be separated from the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs for more dedicated services for the needs of person with Disabilities.

    “The National Commission for Persons with Disabilities should share its agenda, mission and vision with its primary constituency (PWDs) so that they can be aware of the activities of the national commission,’’ he highlighted.

    Evaluating the report findings, a Professor of Law, Afeisimi Badaiki, said the level of awareness created by the Federal Ministry of  Information was not satisfactory.

    “Though the ministry of information is responsible for dissemination of information, its function is supposed to be accumulative in addition to the role of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities to ensure that people are aware of the existence of the law”.

    He also called for the enforcement of the law “Members of the public should be able to institute some actions to enforce the right of persons with Disabilities as enriched in the law,” Badaiki said.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   Russia on Monday said it was blacklisting 39 British citizens including Labour Party leader Keir Starmer and former prime minister David Cameron London has been one of Kyiv s most vocal supporters after President Vladimir Putin sent troops to Ukraine on February 24 Russia s foreign ministry said the citizens listed including journalists contribute to the hostile course of London aimed at the demonisation of our country and its international isolation The choice in favour of confrontation is the conscious decision of the British political establishment which bears all responsibility for the consequences the ministry added Moscow has banned several dozen British citizens mostly politicians and journalists from entering Russia since the start of its military campaign in Ukraine The new additions include several Labour MPs Scottish politicians and members of the House of Lords Among the media names are the head of the BBC s newsgathering Jonathan Munro TV presenter Piers Morgan and BBC News presenter Huw Edwards In a separate development on Monday the General Prosecutor s Office designated the Calvert 22 Foundation a UK not for profit group an undesirable organisation The group was founded in 2009 by a Russian born economist Nonna Materkova It published The Calvert Journal an award winning online magazine exploring the culture in Eastern Europe the Balkans Russia and Central Asia Its publication was suspended after Moscow sent troops to Ukraine The undesirable organisation tag which is reserved for foreign groups allows Russian authorities to ban their work in the country It also carries the risk of fines or prison time for Russians working with the organisations
    Moscow blacklists 39 Britons, including Labour leader Starmer, ex-PM
      Russia on Monday said it was blacklisting 39 British citizens including Labour Party leader Keir Starmer and former prime minister David Cameron London has been one of Kyiv s most vocal supporters after President Vladimir Putin sent troops to Ukraine on February 24 Russia s foreign ministry said the citizens listed including journalists contribute to the hostile course of London aimed at the demonisation of our country and its international isolation The choice in favour of confrontation is the conscious decision of the British political establishment which bears all responsibility for the consequences the ministry added Moscow has banned several dozen British citizens mostly politicians and journalists from entering Russia since the start of its military campaign in Ukraine The new additions include several Labour MPs Scottish politicians and members of the House of Lords Among the media names are the head of the BBC s newsgathering Jonathan Munro TV presenter Piers Morgan and BBC News presenter Huw Edwards In a separate development on Monday the General Prosecutor s Office designated the Calvert 22 Foundation a UK not for profit group an undesirable organisation The group was founded in 2009 by a Russian born economist Nonna Materkova It published The Calvert Journal an award winning online magazine exploring the culture in Eastern Europe the Balkans Russia and Central Asia Its publication was suspended after Moscow sent troops to Ukraine The undesirable organisation tag which is reserved for foreign groups allows Russian authorities to ban their work in the country It also carries the risk of fines or prison time for Russians working with the organisations
    Moscow blacklists 39 Britons, including Labour leader Starmer, ex-PM
    Foreign2 months ago

    Moscow blacklists 39 Britons, including Labour leader Starmer, ex-PM

    Russia on Monday said it was blacklisting 39 British citizens, including Labour Party leader Keir Starmer and former prime minister David Cameron.

    London has been one of Kyiv’s most vocal supporters after President Vladimir Putin sent troops to Ukraine on February 24.

    Russia’s foreign ministry said the citizens listed, including journalists, “contribute to the hostile course of London aimed at the demonisation of our country and its international isolation”.

    “The choice in favour of confrontation is the conscious decision of the British political establishment, which bears all responsibility for the consequences,” the ministry added.

    Moscow has banned several dozen British citizens — mostly politicians and journalists — from entering Russia since the start of its military campaign in Ukraine.

    The new additions include several Labour MPs, Scottish politicians and members of the House of Lords.

    Among the media, names are the head of the BBC’s newsgathering Jonathan Munro, TV presenter Piers Morgan and BBC News presenter Huw Edwards.

    In a separate development on Monday, the General Prosecutor’s Office designated the Calvert 22 Foundation, a UK not-for-profit group, an “undesirable” organisation.

    The group was founded in 2009 by a Russian-born economist, Nonna Materkova.

    It published The Calvert Journal, an award-winning online magazine exploring the culture in Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia, and Central Asia. Its publication was suspended after Moscow sent troops to Ukraine.

    The “undesirable organisation” tag, which is reserved for foreign groups, allows Russian authorities to ban their work in the country.

    It also carries the risk of fines or prison time for Russians working with the organisations.

  •  Mr Olabode Ogunjemiyo National Chairman Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria AHAPN on Monday said about 200 of its members left the country in search of better practice environment abroad Ogunjemiyo said this at a news conference during its 23rd Annual National Scientific Conference with the theme entitled COVID 19 Experience Expanding the Role of Health System Pharmacists in Lafia Brain drain is a term indicating substantial emigration or migration of individuals which often results from turmoil within a nation or the existence of favourable professional opportunities in other countries or from a desire to seek a higher standard of living He said that those who have left the country did so because of poor practice environment insecurity poor condition of services I remember a colleague of mine who was traveling from Owo in Ondo State where we practise to Benin in Edo state He was kidnapped along the way As soon as he was released he immediately left the country with his family So those are the major reasons So within the last one year we have lost about 200 pharmacists to brain drain Most of them have gone to Canada and other developed countries he said Ogunjemiyo said that the situation as at now was that the pharmacists were more at the top level and few at lower level because once they came in and saw better opportunity abroad they just took off He said that the association was expecting over 1 000 pharmacists across the country from the rank and file within the Hospital and Administrative positions and those from other areas of pharmacy practice to attend the conference which kicked off today It is worthy of note that Nasarawa State is hosting the conference of any professional group of this magnitude for the very first time since its creation It is indeed a great honour for the government and the people of Nasarawa state as the name of the state will be included in the pharmaceutical lexicon he said Ogunjemiyo said during the conference the association would pay courtesy call on dignitaries in the state conduct health walk against drug abuse health outreach for indigenes at the Emir of Lafia s palace Townhall meeting and plenary sessions This is part of our Corporate Social Responsibility carried out regularly and during conferences of this magnitude It is meant to complement efforts of Nasarawa Government in improving the health of its citizenry About 1 000 indigenes are expected to benefit from the medical outreach and they will enjoy pharmaceutical care free of charge Malaria Blood Pressure check Height and Weight check Blood glucose are some of the issues to be looked into They will also get free consultation and counselling he said Ogunjemiyo said that the conference aimed to bring members together provide enabling environment for discussion about practice issues and learn the latest development in hospital and administrative practice NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Brain Drain: Association losses 200 pharmacists to better environment
     Mr Olabode Ogunjemiyo National Chairman Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria AHAPN on Monday said about 200 of its members left the country in search of better practice environment abroad Ogunjemiyo said this at a news conference during its 23rd Annual National Scientific Conference with the theme entitled COVID 19 Experience Expanding the Role of Health System Pharmacists in Lafia Brain drain is a term indicating substantial emigration or migration of individuals which often results from turmoil within a nation or the existence of favourable professional opportunities in other countries or from a desire to seek a higher standard of living He said that those who have left the country did so because of poor practice environment insecurity poor condition of services I remember a colleague of mine who was traveling from Owo in Ondo State where we practise to Benin in Edo state He was kidnapped along the way As soon as he was released he immediately left the country with his family So those are the major reasons So within the last one year we have lost about 200 pharmacists to brain drain Most of them have gone to Canada and other developed countries he said Ogunjemiyo said that the situation as at now was that the pharmacists were more at the top level and few at lower level because once they came in and saw better opportunity abroad they just took off He said that the association was expecting over 1 000 pharmacists across the country from the rank and file within the Hospital and Administrative positions and those from other areas of pharmacy practice to attend the conference which kicked off today It is worthy of note that Nasarawa State is hosting the conference of any professional group of this magnitude for the very first time since its creation It is indeed a great honour for the government and the people of Nasarawa state as the name of the state will be included in the pharmaceutical lexicon he said Ogunjemiyo said during the conference the association would pay courtesy call on dignitaries in the state conduct health walk against drug abuse health outreach for indigenes at the Emir of Lafia s palace Townhall meeting and plenary sessions This is part of our Corporate Social Responsibility carried out regularly and during conferences of this magnitude It is meant to complement efforts of Nasarawa Government in improving the health of its citizenry About 1 000 indigenes are expected to benefit from the medical outreach and they will enjoy pharmaceutical care free of charge Malaria Blood Pressure check Height and Weight check Blood glucose are some of the issues to be looked into They will also get free consultation and counselling he said Ogunjemiyo said that the conference aimed to bring members together provide enabling environment for discussion about practice issues and learn the latest development in hospital and administrative practice NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Brain Drain: Association losses 200 pharmacists to better environment
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    Brain Drain: Association losses 200 pharmacists to better environment

    Mr Olabode Ogunjemiyo, National Chairman, Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN), on Monday said about 200 of its members left the country in search of better practice environment abroad.

    Ogunjemiyo said this at a news conference during its 23rd Annual National Scientific Conference with the theme entitled: ”COVID-19 Experience: Expanding the Role of Health System Pharmacists” in Lafia.

    Brain drain is a term indicating substantial emigration or migration of individuals which often results from turmoil within a nation or the existence of favourable professional opportunities in other countries, or from a desire to seek a higher standard of living.

    He said that those who have left the country did so because of poor practice environment, insecurity, poor condition of services.

    “I remember a colleague of mine who was traveling from Owo, in Ondo State where we practise, to Benin in Edo state.

    “He was kidnapped along the way.

    As soon as he was released, he immediately left the country with his family.

    “So those are the major reasons.

    “So within the last one year, we have lost about 200 pharmacists to brain drain.

    Most of them have gone to Canada and other developed countries,” he said.

    Ogunjemiyo said that the situation as at now was that the pharmacists were more at the top level and few at lower level because once they came in and saw better opportunity abroad, they just took off.

    He said that the association was expecting over 1,000 pharmacists across the country from the rank and file within the Hospital and Administrative positions, and those from other areas of pharmacy practice to attend the conference which kicked-off today.

    “It is worthy of note that Nasarawa State is hosting the conference of any professional group of this magnitude for the very first time since its creation.

    “It is indeed a great honour for the government and the people of Nasarawa state as the name of the state will be included in the pharmaceutical lexicon,” he said.

    Ogunjemiyo said during the conference, the association would pay courtesy call on dignitaries in the state, conduct health walk against drug abuse, health outreach for indigenes at the Emir of Lafia’s palace, Townhall meeting and plenary sessions.

    “This is part of our Corporate Social Responsibility carried out regularly and during conferences of this magnitude.

    “It is meant to complement efforts of Nasarawa Government in improving the health of its citizenry.

    About 1,000 indigenes are expected to benefit from the medical outreach and they will enjoy pharmaceutical care, free of charge.

    ”Malaria, Blood Pressure check, Height and Weight check, Blood glucose are some of the issues to be looked into.

    They will also get free consultation and counselling,” he said.

    Ogunjemiyo said that the conference aimed to bring members together, provide enabling environment for discussion about practice issues and learn the latest development in hospital and administrative practice.


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  •  Wang Xiaopjuan a Member of the Standing Committee of Communist Party of China CPC Yantai Committee has called for deeper relations between China and other developing countries Wang also Director of Publicity Department of Yantai made the call on Monday night at an interactive session with Journalists under auspices of China Africa Press Centre CAPC Programme 2022 who were on tour of the Shandong province China She described Yantai to be notable community with blue sky sea food fragrance of wine and capable of contributing more meaningfully to China s economic growth Wang said Yantai is reputable as UN Habitat and other awards it received six times national civilized city winner and seven times national recognition for cooperation management and public security It is one of the early cities in China to open up and currently strives to become modern international coastal cities More than 90 countries have invested over 15 000 foreign investment projects in Yantai with extra foreign investment exceeding 40 billion In the first half of 2022 the GDP of Yantai reached 400 34 9 Yuan and has had yearly growth of 4 5 per cent ranking first in Shandong province of China I would like to deepen understanding and friendship between China and other developing countries Also speaking Liu Yutong Counselor Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the visit by journalists to Yantai was the first since the establishment of the programme According to him no fewer than 33 journalists from 23 different countries are hosted at the dinner 11The global economic situation is more complicated especially under the current pandemic situation It is really challenging for a city like Yantai to achieve remarkable feats 11We have lots of remarkable economic activities in Yantai in the first half of 2022 Yantai GDP was around 424 billion Yuan 11Also the revenue in a general public budget from January to May reached 31mllion up 0 7 Yuan which is very impressive It is remarkable for a city of Yantai to achieve such feats this shows the commitment of leadership and diligence on the part of the citizens Yutong said In a remark Tram Quoc Anh popular host of Vietnam National Television expressed gratitude on behalf of the journalists for the gesture by the Yantai Municipal officials The News Agency of Nigeria reports Yantai located in eastern part of Shandong province bordering the sea covers a land area of 30 100sq km and a sea area of 12 300sq km and is home to 7 1 million people The community is also located at the latitude of 30 000 degree with mountains springs seas and rivers and has major seasons and planting ecology No fewer than 90 journalists from 67 countries across Africa Middle East Europe Latin America and Asia Pacific are participating in the programme which began in June The programme which is being hosted by the China Public Diplomacy Association CPDA is expected to end in November NewsSourceCredit NAN
    China calls for deeper relations with developing countries— Official
     Wang Xiaopjuan a Member of the Standing Committee of Communist Party of China CPC Yantai Committee has called for deeper relations between China and other developing countries Wang also Director of Publicity Department of Yantai made the call on Monday night at an interactive session with Journalists under auspices of China Africa Press Centre CAPC Programme 2022 who were on tour of the Shandong province China She described Yantai to be notable community with blue sky sea food fragrance of wine and capable of contributing more meaningfully to China s economic growth Wang said Yantai is reputable as UN Habitat and other awards it received six times national civilized city winner and seven times national recognition for cooperation management and public security It is one of the early cities in China to open up and currently strives to become modern international coastal cities More than 90 countries have invested over 15 000 foreign investment projects in Yantai with extra foreign investment exceeding 40 billion In the first half of 2022 the GDP of Yantai reached 400 34 9 Yuan and has had yearly growth of 4 5 per cent ranking first in Shandong province of China I would like to deepen understanding and friendship between China and other developing countries Also speaking Liu Yutong Counselor Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the visit by journalists to Yantai was the first since the establishment of the programme According to him no fewer than 33 journalists from 23 different countries are hosted at the dinner 11The global economic situation is more complicated especially under the current pandemic situation It is really challenging for a city like Yantai to achieve remarkable feats 11We have lots of remarkable economic activities in Yantai in the first half of 2022 Yantai GDP was around 424 billion Yuan 11Also the revenue in a general public budget from January to May reached 31mllion up 0 7 Yuan which is very impressive It is remarkable for a city of Yantai to achieve such feats this shows the commitment of leadership and diligence on the part of the citizens Yutong said In a remark Tram Quoc Anh popular host of Vietnam National Television expressed gratitude on behalf of the journalists for the gesture by the Yantai Municipal officials The News Agency of Nigeria reports Yantai located in eastern part of Shandong province bordering the sea covers a land area of 30 100sq km and a sea area of 12 300sq km and is home to 7 1 million people The community is also located at the latitude of 30 000 degree with mountains springs seas and rivers and has major seasons and planting ecology No fewer than 90 journalists from 67 countries across Africa Middle East Europe Latin America and Asia Pacific are participating in the programme which began in June The programme which is being hosted by the China Public Diplomacy Association CPDA is expected to end in November NewsSourceCredit NAN
    China calls for deeper relations with developing countries— Official
    Foreign2 months ago

    China calls for deeper relations with developing countries— Official

    Wang Xiaopjuan, a Member of the Standing Committee of Communist Party of China (CPC) Yantai Committee, has called for deeper relations between China and other developing countries.

    Wang, also Director of Publicity Department of Yantai, made the call on Monday night at an interactive session with Journalists under auspices of China Africa Press Centre (CAPC) Programme 2022, who were on tour of the Shandong province, China.

    She described Yantai to be notable community with blue sky, sea food, fragrance of wine and capable of contributing more meaningfully to China’s economic growth.

    Wang said: “Yantai is reputable as UN Habitat and other awards; it received six times national civilized city winner and seven times national recognition for cooperation management and public-security.

    “It is one of the early cities in China to open up and currently strives to become modern international coastal cities.

    “More than 90 countries have invested over 15, 000 foreign investment projects in Yantai with extra foreign investment exceeding $40 billion.

    “In the first half of 2022, the GDP of Yantai reached 400, 34.9 Yuan and has had yearly growth of 4. 5 per cent ranking first in Shandong province of China.

    “I would like to deepen understanding and friendship between China and other developing countries.

    ” Also speaking, Liu Yutong, Counselor, Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said the visit by journalists to Yantai was the first since the establishment of the programme.

    According to him, no fewer than 33 journalists from 23 different countries are hosted at the dinner.

    11The global economic situation is more complicated, especially under the current pandemic situation.

    It is really challenging for a city like Yantai to achieve remarkable feats.

    11We have lots of remarkable economic activities in Yantai, in the first half of 2022 Yantai GDP was around 424 billion Yuan. 11Also, the revenue in a general public budget from January to May reached 31mllion up 0.7 Yuan, which is very impressive.

    “It is remarkable for a city of Yantai to achieve such feats; this shows the commitment of leadership and diligence on the part of the citizens,” Yutong said.

    In a remark, Tram Quoc Anh, popular host of Vietnam National Television, expressed gratitude on behalf of the journalists for the gesture by the Yantai Municipal officials.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports Yantai, located in eastern part of Shandong province bordering the sea covers a land area of 30, 100sq km and a sea area of 12, 300sq, km and is home to 7.1 million people.

    The community is also located at the latitude of 30, 000 degree with mountains, springs, seas and rivers and has major seasons and planting ecology.

    No fewer than 90 journalists from 67 countries across Africa, Middle East, Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific, are participating in the programme, which began in June. The programme, which is being hosted by the China Public Diplomacy Association (CPDA), is expected to end in November.


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  •  UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday welcomed the departure of the first ship from the Ukrainian port of Odesa carrying grain under the landmark deal signed by Ukraine Russia and T rkiye overseen by the UN The Razoni carrying a cargo of 26 527 tonnes of corn is the first cargo ship to leave a Ukrainian Black Sea port since February 26 just a few days after the Russian invasion began It is bound for the Mediterranean port of Tripoli in Lebanon In a statement issued by St phane Dujarric Spokesman for the Secretary General Guterres said that ensuring existing grain and foodstuffs can move to global markets is a humanitarian imperative The deal dubbed a beacon of hope by Guterres when it was signed in the Turkish city of Istanbul on July 22 is a collective achievement of the newly established Joint Coordination Centre JCC set up in Istanbul It was set up under the auspices of the UN by representatives from the three governments who inked the deal known officially as the Black Sea Grain Initiative In a statement the JCC said it had agreed the specific coordinates and restrictions for what it termed the Safe Humanitarian Maritime Corridor and has communicated those details in accordance with international navigation procedures The JCC has requested all its participants to inform their respective military and other relevant authorities of this decision to ensure the safe passage of the vessel The plan also paves the way for Russian food and fertiliser to reach global markets all of which it is hoped will help reduce soaring food prices worldwide and avert the possibility of famine afflicting millions in the months ahead Since the deal was signed the parties involved have been working tirelessly to begin the process of shipping grain and cereals out from Ukraine s Black Sea ports The Secretary General salutes their efforts and he is grateful to T rkiye for its leadership the statement said just after the vessel left port Guterres hopes that this will be the first of many commercial ships moving in accordance with the Initiative signed and that this will bring much needed stability and relief to global food security especially in the most fragile humanitarian contexts The UN emergency food agency WFP which is a major customer of Ukraine s grain and cereals was planning to buy load and ship an initial 30 000 tonnes of wheat from Ukraine on a UN chartered vessel Addressing correspondents at UN Headquarters in New York on the shipment Guterres said the ship was loaded with two commodities in short supply corn and hope People on the verge of famine need these agreements to work in order to survive Countries on the verge of bankruptcy need these agreements to work in order to keep their economies alive While the tragic war continues to rage the UN chief said the UN would continue working every day to bring relief to the people of Ukraine and to those suffering the effects of the conflict around the world He said that the war must end and peace must be established in line with the Charter of the United Nations and international law I hope today s news can be a step towards that goal for the people of Ukraine and the Russian Federation and for the world NewsSourceCredit NAN
     UN Chief welcomes departure of first grain ship from Ukraine
     UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday welcomed the departure of the first ship from the Ukrainian port of Odesa carrying grain under the landmark deal signed by Ukraine Russia and T rkiye overseen by the UN The Razoni carrying a cargo of 26 527 tonnes of corn is the first cargo ship to leave a Ukrainian Black Sea port since February 26 just a few days after the Russian invasion began It is bound for the Mediterranean port of Tripoli in Lebanon In a statement issued by St phane Dujarric Spokesman for the Secretary General Guterres said that ensuring existing grain and foodstuffs can move to global markets is a humanitarian imperative The deal dubbed a beacon of hope by Guterres when it was signed in the Turkish city of Istanbul on July 22 is a collective achievement of the newly established Joint Coordination Centre JCC set up in Istanbul It was set up under the auspices of the UN by representatives from the three governments who inked the deal known officially as the Black Sea Grain Initiative In a statement the JCC said it had agreed the specific coordinates and restrictions for what it termed the Safe Humanitarian Maritime Corridor and has communicated those details in accordance with international navigation procedures The JCC has requested all its participants to inform their respective military and other relevant authorities of this decision to ensure the safe passage of the vessel The plan also paves the way for Russian food and fertiliser to reach global markets all of which it is hoped will help reduce soaring food prices worldwide and avert the possibility of famine afflicting millions in the months ahead Since the deal was signed the parties involved have been working tirelessly to begin the process of shipping grain and cereals out from Ukraine s Black Sea ports The Secretary General salutes their efforts and he is grateful to T rkiye for its leadership the statement said just after the vessel left port Guterres hopes that this will be the first of many commercial ships moving in accordance with the Initiative signed and that this will bring much needed stability and relief to global food security especially in the most fragile humanitarian contexts The UN emergency food agency WFP which is a major customer of Ukraine s grain and cereals was planning to buy load and ship an initial 30 000 tonnes of wheat from Ukraine on a UN chartered vessel Addressing correspondents at UN Headquarters in New York on the shipment Guterres said the ship was loaded with two commodities in short supply corn and hope People on the verge of famine need these agreements to work in order to survive Countries on the verge of bankruptcy need these agreements to work in order to keep their economies alive While the tragic war continues to rage the UN chief said the UN would continue working every day to bring relief to the people of Ukraine and to those suffering the effects of the conflict around the world He said that the war must end and peace must be established in line with the Charter of the United Nations and international law I hope today s news can be a step towards that goal for the people of Ukraine and the Russian Federation and for the world NewsSourceCredit NAN
     UN Chief welcomes departure of first grain ship from Ukraine
    Foreign2 months ago

     UN Chief welcomes departure of first grain ship from Ukraine

    UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday welcomed the departure of the first ship from the Ukrainian port of Odesa, carrying grain under the landmark deal signed by Ukraine, Russia and Türkiye, overseen by the UN.

    The Razoni, carrying a cargo of 26,527 tonnes of corn, is the first cargo ship to leave a Ukrainian Black Sea port since February 26, just a few days after the Russian invasion began.

    It is bound for the Mediterranean port of Tripoli, in Lebanon.

    In a statement issued by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General, Guterres said that ensuring “existing grain and foodstuffs can move to global markets is a humanitarian imperative.

    ” The deal dubbed a “beacon of hope” by Guterres when it was signed in the Turkish city of Istanbul on July 22, is a “collective achievement” of the newly-established Joint Coordination Centre (JCC) set up in Istanbul.

    It was set up under the auspices of the UN, by representatives from the three governments who inked the deal, known officially as the Black Sea Grain Initiative.

    In a statement, the JCC said it had agreed the specific coordinates and restrictions for what it termed the Safe Humanitarian Maritime Corridor, and has communicated those details in accordance with international navigation procedures.

    “The JCC has requested all its participants to inform their respective military and other relevant authorities of this decision to ensure the safe passage of the vessel.

    ” The plan also paves the way for Russian food and fertiliser to reach global markets, all of which it is hoped will help reduce soaring food prices worldwide, and avert the possibility of famine afflicting millions in the months ahead.

    Since the deal was signed, the parties involved “have been working tirelessly” to begin the process of shipping grain and cereals out from Ukraine’s Black Sea ports.

    “The Secretary-General salutes their efforts, and he is grateful to Türkiye for its leadership,” the statement said, just after the vessel left port.

    “Guterres hopes that this will be the first of many commercial ships moving in accordance with the Initiative signed, and that this will bring much-needed stability and relief to global food security especially in the most fragile humanitarian contexts.

    ” The UN emergency food agency, WFP, which is a major customer of Ukraine’s grain and cereals, was planning to buy, load and ship an initial 30,000 tonnes of wheat from Ukraine, on a UN-chartered vessel.

    Addressing correspondents at UN Headquarters in New York on the shipment, Guterres said the ship was loaded with two commodities in short supply, “corn, and hope.

    ” “People on the verge of famine need these agreements to work, in order to survive.

    Countries on the verge of bankruptcy need these agreements to work, in order to keep their economies alive.

    ” While the “tragic war continues to rage”, the UN chief said, the UN would continue working every day to bring relief to the people of Ukraine, and to those suffering the effects of the conflict around the world.

    He said that the war must end, and peace must be established, in line with the Charter of the United Nations and international law.

    “I hope today’s news can be a step towards that goal, for the people of Ukraine and the Russian Federation, and for the world.

    ” (
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  •  Mr Olisa Ifeajika Chief Press Secretary to Gov Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has lauded the police for repelling the Monday morning attack by gunmen on Illah community in the state Ifeajika gave the commendation during a solidarity visit to Mr Bolarinwa Alabi the Divisional Police Officer DPO of Illah in Oshimili North Local Government Area of the state He said that policemen in the community demonstrated bravery by confronting the gunmen and neutralizing one of them while the others escaped with bullet wounds According to Ifeajika the officers of the division displayed the true spirit of policing and I pray that such attitude should live on among policemen in all formations On his part Mr Frank Esenwah the Peoples Democratic Party PDP Candidate for Oshimili North Constituency in 2023 elections also lauded the police for their bravery He said that he was pleased to hear that the police were able to neutralise one of the gunmen while others escaped with bullet wounds We were informed that some criminal gang tried to terrorise this community but we thank God that the police were able to live up to their billing and one of them was killed while two escaped with bullet wounds We have come in solidarity to rejoice with the police authorities and to congratulate them for their bravery Going forward as leaders from this community we will see what we can do to support the law enforcement agencies to ensure that this kind of attack doesn t happen again We need to sound a note of warning to them that this is not an IPOB territory and they should keep off this community and the entire state Esenwah said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Okowa’s aide lauds police for repelling Delta community attackers
     Mr Olisa Ifeajika Chief Press Secretary to Gov Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has lauded the police for repelling the Monday morning attack by gunmen on Illah community in the state Ifeajika gave the commendation during a solidarity visit to Mr Bolarinwa Alabi the Divisional Police Officer DPO of Illah in Oshimili North Local Government Area of the state He said that policemen in the community demonstrated bravery by confronting the gunmen and neutralizing one of them while the others escaped with bullet wounds According to Ifeajika the officers of the division displayed the true spirit of policing and I pray that such attitude should live on among policemen in all formations On his part Mr Frank Esenwah the Peoples Democratic Party PDP Candidate for Oshimili North Constituency in 2023 elections also lauded the police for their bravery He said that he was pleased to hear that the police were able to neutralise one of the gunmen while others escaped with bullet wounds We were informed that some criminal gang tried to terrorise this community but we thank God that the police were able to live up to their billing and one of them was killed while two escaped with bullet wounds We have come in solidarity to rejoice with the police authorities and to congratulate them for their bravery Going forward as leaders from this community we will see what we can do to support the law enforcement agencies to ensure that this kind of attack doesn t happen again We need to sound a note of warning to them that this is not an IPOB territory and they should keep off this community and the entire state Esenwah said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Okowa’s aide lauds police for repelling Delta community attackers
    General news2 months ago

    Okowa’s aide lauds police for repelling Delta community attackers

    Mr Olisa Ifeajika, Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, has lauded the police for repelling the Monday morning attack by gunmen on Illah community in the state.

    Ifeajika gave the commendation during a solidarity visit to Mr Bolarinwa Alabi, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Illah in Oshimili North Local Government Area of the state.

    He said that policemen in the community demonstrated bravery by confronting the gunmen and neutralizing one of them while the others escaped with bullet wounds.

    According to Ifeajika, the officers of the division displayed the true spirit of policing and I pray that such attitude should live on among policemen in all formations.

    On his part, Mr Frank Esenwah, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Candidate for Oshimili North Constituency in 2023 elections, also lauded the police for their bravery.

    He said that he was pleased to hear that the police were able to neutralise one of the gunmen while others escaped with bullet wounds.

    “We were informed that some criminal gang tried to terrorise this community but we thank God that the police were able to live up to their billing and one of them was killed while two escaped with bullet wounds.

    “We have come in solidarity to rejoice with the police authorities and to congratulate them for their bravery.

    “Going forward as leaders from this community, we will see what we can do to support the law enforcement agencies to ensure that this kind of attack doesn’t happen again.

    “We need to sound a note of warning to them that this is not an IPOB territory and they should keep off this community and the entire state,” Esenwah said.


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  •  The Kaduna State Police Command has reassured the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC of a robust synergy and timely sharing of intelligence reports The Commissioner of Police CP Mr Yekini Ayoku gave the assurance during a visit by the state Commandant NSCDC Mr Idris Adah The Command s Public Relations Officer DSP Mohammed Jalige stated this in a statement in kaduna Jalige said the visit was to foster interagency collaboration in ridding Kaduna state of crimes and other vices According to him the NSCDC Commandant explained that in view of the persisting security challenges across the nation security agencies need to collaborate in ensuring that lives and properties of law abiding citizens are adequately protected He said that NSCDC and the Police being mandated by law to ensure internal security within the country must forge ties towards living up to their mandates In his response CP Ayoku said the NIgeria Police Force NPF had always been at the forefront of promoting interagency collaboration with the military and other para military outfits He assured the Corps Commandant of a robust synergy as well as timely sharing of intelligence reports gathered from the Police and other security agencies The CP who received the NSCDC State Commandant in company of other top officers said security was everyone s business hence the need for all hands to be on deck for the greater good of all citizens of the state and by extension Nigeria he NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Interagency collaboration: Police, NSCDC synergise on timely sharing of intelligence reports
     The Kaduna State Police Command has reassured the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC of a robust synergy and timely sharing of intelligence reports The Commissioner of Police CP Mr Yekini Ayoku gave the assurance during a visit by the state Commandant NSCDC Mr Idris Adah The Command s Public Relations Officer DSP Mohammed Jalige stated this in a statement in kaduna Jalige said the visit was to foster interagency collaboration in ridding Kaduna state of crimes and other vices According to him the NSCDC Commandant explained that in view of the persisting security challenges across the nation security agencies need to collaborate in ensuring that lives and properties of law abiding citizens are adequately protected He said that NSCDC and the Police being mandated by law to ensure internal security within the country must forge ties towards living up to their mandates In his response CP Ayoku said the NIgeria Police Force NPF had always been at the forefront of promoting interagency collaboration with the military and other para military outfits He assured the Corps Commandant of a robust synergy as well as timely sharing of intelligence reports gathered from the Police and other security agencies The CP who received the NSCDC State Commandant in company of other top officers said security was everyone s business hence the need for all hands to be on deck for the greater good of all citizens of the state and by extension Nigeria he NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Interagency collaboration: Police, NSCDC synergise on timely sharing of intelligence reports
    Defence/Security2 months ago

    Interagency collaboration: Police, NSCDC synergise on timely sharing of intelligence reports

    The Kaduna State Police Command has reassured the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) of a robust synergy and  timely sharing of intelligence reports. 

    The Commissioner of Police (CP) Mr Yekini  Ayoku, gave the assurance  during a visit by the state Commandant NSCDC, Mr Idris Adah.The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP  Mohammed Jalige, stated this in a statement in kaduna.

    Jalige said the visit was to  foster interagency collaboration in ridding Kaduna state of crimes and other vices.

    According to him, the NSCDC Commandant explained that in view of the  persisting security challenges across the nation, security agencies need to collaborate in ensuring that lives and properties of law abiding citizens are adequately protected.

    He said that NSCDC and the Police, being mandated by law to ensure internal security within the country, must forge ties towards living up to their mandates.

    In his response, CP Ayoku said the NIgeria Police Force (NPF) had always been at the forefront of promoting interagency collaboration, with the military and other para-military outfits.

    He assured the Corps Commandant of a robust synergy as well as timely sharing of intelligence reports gathered from the Police and other security agencies.

    “The CP, who received the NSCDC State Commandant in company of other top officers, said security was everyone’s business, hence the need for all hands to be on deck, for the greater good of all citizens of the state and by extension, Nigeria,” he
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  •  Mr Ado Oseragbaje Chief Executive Officer CEO Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited HEOSL has called on Federal Government to use its comparative advantage and work to position Nigeria as the energy hub of Africa Oseragbaje made the call at the ongoing Nigeria Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Society of Petroleum Engineers in Lagos He said as an energy expert Nigeria could leverage on its qualified lead and work to achieve the success for the country and place the nation higher among comity of nations Mr Sola Adebawo General Manager Govt JV amp External Relations HEOSL said the CEO was speaking during a brief remark at the opening of the topical issues panel discussion at the conference The HEOSL CEO said With the world seeking to transition to zero net emission by 2050 it was a matter of existential imperative for the Nigerian energy industry to appropriately contextualise its place in the fast evolving scheme of things At Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited HEOSL we believe the Nigerian industry holds a prime place in the global energy landscape It is our expectation that today s discussions will explore thoughts and ideas on how to best make the Nigerian industry realize its fullest potentials HEOSL is the operator of OML 30 Joint Venture between the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company NPDC and Shoreline Natural Resources Limited SNRL He called on industry players to engage in open minded conversations on how best to position the Nigerian energy industry for sustainable profitability and relevance in the global energy space NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Transform Nigeria to Energy Hub of Africa – Heritage Energy
     Mr Ado Oseragbaje Chief Executive Officer CEO Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited HEOSL has called on Federal Government to use its comparative advantage and work to position Nigeria as the energy hub of Africa Oseragbaje made the call at the ongoing Nigeria Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Society of Petroleum Engineers in Lagos He said as an energy expert Nigeria could leverage on its qualified lead and work to achieve the success for the country and place the nation higher among comity of nations Mr Sola Adebawo General Manager Govt JV amp External Relations HEOSL said the CEO was speaking during a brief remark at the opening of the topical issues panel discussion at the conference The HEOSL CEO said With the world seeking to transition to zero net emission by 2050 it was a matter of existential imperative for the Nigerian energy industry to appropriately contextualise its place in the fast evolving scheme of things At Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited HEOSL we believe the Nigerian industry holds a prime place in the global energy landscape It is our expectation that today s discussions will explore thoughts and ideas on how to best make the Nigerian industry realize its fullest potentials HEOSL is the operator of OML 30 Joint Venture between the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company NPDC and Shoreline Natural Resources Limited SNRL He called on industry players to engage in open minded conversations on how best to position the Nigerian energy industry for sustainable profitability and relevance in the global energy space NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Transform Nigeria to Energy Hub of Africa – Heritage Energy
    General news2 months ago

    Transform Nigeria to Energy Hub of Africa – Heritage Energy

    Mr Ado Oseragbaje, Chief Executive Officer, (CEO), Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited (HEOSL), has called on Federal Government to use its comparative advantage and work to position Nigeria as the energy hub of Africa.

    Oseragbaje made the call at the ongoing Nigeria Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Society of Petroleum Engineers in Lagos.

    He said  as an  energy expert, Nigeria could leverage on its qualified lead and work to achieve the success for the country and place the nation higher among comity of nations.

    Mr Sola Adebawo General Manager, Govt. JV & External Relations, HEOSL said the CEO was speaking during a brief remark at the opening of the topical issues panel discussion at the conference.

    The HEOSL CEO said “With the world seeking to transition to zero net emission by 2050, it was a matter of existential imperative for the Nigerian energy industry to appropriately contextualise its place in the fast-evolving scheme of things.

    “At Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited (HEOSL) we believe the Nigerian industry holds a prime place in the global energy landscape.

    “It is our expectation that today’s discussions will explore thoughts and ideas on how to best make the Nigerian industry realize its fullest potentials.

    ” HEOSL is the operator of OML 30 Joint Venture between the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) and Shoreline Natural Resources Limited (SNRL).

    He called on industry players to engage in open minded conversations on how best to position the Nigerian energy industry for sustainable profitability and relevance in the global energy space.

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