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  •  The Nigeria Employers Consultative Association NECA has described the economic challenges facing the country as multi faceted and called for a holistic and multi pronged approach toward resolving them NECA s Director General Mr Wale Oyerinde in a statement on Sunday in Lagos said there was no better time for the Federal Government to reappraise current economic policies and deepen its engagement with the organised private sector The nation is currently faced with multiple challenges with dire combination of spiraling inflation rising energy cost scarcity of foreign exchange FOREX dwindling value of the naira and an almost comatose aviation sector Also stuttering education system rising debt depleting Foreign Reserve and rising fuel subsidy expenses among others which threaten to lay bare the country s economy While government s effort to salvage the economy is commendable there is however need for a more holistic approach to resuscitate the stuttering economy he said The director general noted that Nigeria had always lived dangerously on the precipice with a major chunk of its revenue dependent on the complexities of global crude demand and supply According to him a dangerous blend of self destructive tendencies insecurity and fiscal and monetary policy inconsistencies have also conspired to make the situation worse In April 2022 the World Bank warned that the rising cost of fuel subsidy could significantly impact public finance and pose debt sustainability concerns alas this projection is almost happening The fiscal performance report released recently by the government confirmed the accuracy of these projections The combination of a struggling aviation sector and roads taken over by bandits have also conspired to fuel the situation leading to rising inflation at 18 6 per cent according to the National Bureau Statistics These have continued to worsen the promotion of commerce and the increase the rate of de industrialisation of some regions of the country he said Oyerinde therefore called for the commencement of a deliberate and economic priority influenced approach and wide consultation with stakeholders This according to him should be with the view of harvesting alternative policy options to re energise all sectors of the economy While the challenges of revenue shortage are acknowledged burdening businesses with new taxes or levies will be counter productive and a self destructive action Over burdening already burdened businesses will only lead to business closure and an escalation of job losses with consequential effect on our social and economic stability Government should in the short term widen the tax net reduce wastage in governance and focus on economic projects that will stimulate the Nigerian economy and guarantee an enabling environment for businesses to operate An enabling environment for local businesses will create the platform for new foreign direct investment which could increase foreign exchange inflow into the country he said The director general also urged the government as a matter of urgency fix the four national refineries and encourage the development of modular ones as a precursor to total removal of fuel subsidy He said that interventions aimed at improving living standards to stimulate consumption and enterprise sustainability to promote job creation should be implemented Oyerinde said While forex scarcity persists allocation of the available forex to manufacturing and other productive sectors of the economy should be given priority NewsSourceCredit NAN
    How to address Nigeria’s economic challenges — NECA
     The Nigeria Employers Consultative Association NECA has described the economic challenges facing the country as multi faceted and called for a holistic and multi pronged approach toward resolving them NECA s Director General Mr Wale Oyerinde in a statement on Sunday in Lagos said there was no better time for the Federal Government to reappraise current economic policies and deepen its engagement with the organised private sector The nation is currently faced with multiple challenges with dire combination of spiraling inflation rising energy cost scarcity of foreign exchange FOREX dwindling value of the naira and an almost comatose aviation sector Also stuttering education system rising debt depleting Foreign Reserve and rising fuel subsidy expenses among others which threaten to lay bare the country s economy While government s effort to salvage the economy is commendable there is however need for a more holistic approach to resuscitate the stuttering economy he said The director general noted that Nigeria had always lived dangerously on the precipice with a major chunk of its revenue dependent on the complexities of global crude demand and supply According to him a dangerous blend of self destructive tendencies insecurity and fiscal and monetary policy inconsistencies have also conspired to make the situation worse In April 2022 the World Bank warned that the rising cost of fuel subsidy could significantly impact public finance and pose debt sustainability concerns alas this projection is almost happening The fiscal performance report released recently by the government confirmed the accuracy of these projections The combination of a struggling aviation sector and roads taken over by bandits have also conspired to fuel the situation leading to rising inflation at 18 6 per cent according to the National Bureau Statistics These have continued to worsen the promotion of commerce and the increase the rate of de industrialisation of some regions of the country he said Oyerinde therefore called for the commencement of a deliberate and economic priority influenced approach and wide consultation with stakeholders This according to him should be with the view of harvesting alternative policy options to re energise all sectors of the economy While the challenges of revenue shortage are acknowledged burdening businesses with new taxes or levies will be counter productive and a self destructive action Over burdening already burdened businesses will only lead to business closure and an escalation of job losses with consequential effect on our social and economic stability Government should in the short term widen the tax net reduce wastage in governance and focus on economic projects that will stimulate the Nigerian economy and guarantee an enabling environment for businesses to operate An enabling environment for local businesses will create the platform for new foreign direct investment which could increase foreign exchange inflow into the country he said The director general also urged the government as a matter of urgency fix the four national refineries and encourage the development of modular ones as a precursor to total removal of fuel subsidy He said that interventions aimed at improving living standards to stimulate consumption and enterprise sustainability to promote job creation should be implemented Oyerinde said While forex scarcity persists allocation of the available forex to manufacturing and other productive sectors of the economy should be given priority NewsSourceCredit NAN
    How to address Nigeria’s economic challenges — NECA
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    How to address Nigeria’s economic challenges — NECA

    The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) has described the economic challenges facing the country as multi-faceted and called for a holistic and multi-pronged approach toward resolving them.

    NECA’s Director-General, Mr Wale Oyerinde, in a statement on Sunday in Lagos, said there was no better time for the Federal Government to reappraise current economic policies and deepen its engagement with the organised private sector.

    ‘’The nation is currently faced with multiple challenges: with dire combination of spiraling inflation; rising energy cost; scarcity of foreign exchange (FOREX); dwindling value of the naira and an almost comatose aviation sector.

    ‘’Also, stuttering education system; rising debt; depleting Foreign Reserve and rising fuel subsidy expenses among others, which threaten to lay bare the country’s economy.

    ‘’While government’s effort to salvage the economy is commendable, there is, however, need for a more holistic approach to resuscitate the stuttering economy, ‘’ he said.

    The director-general noted that Nigeria had always lived dangerously on the precipice, with a major chunk of its revenue dependent on the complexities of global crude demand and supply.

    According to him, a dangerous blend of self-destructive tendencies, insecurity and fiscal and monetary policy inconsistencies have also conspired to make the situation worse.

    “In April 2022, the World Bank warned that the rising cost of fuel subsidy could significantly impact public finance and pose debt sustainability concerns: alas, this projection is almost happening.

    ‘’The fiscal performance report released recently by the government confirmed the accuracy of these projections.

    ‘’The combination of a struggling aviation sector and roads taken over by bandits have also conspired to fuel the situation, leading to rising inflation at 18.6 per cent, according to the National Bureau Statistics.

    ‘’These have continued to worsen the promotion of commerce and the increase the rate of de-industrialisation of some regions of the country,” he said.

    Oyerinde, therefore, called for the commencement of a deliberate and economic-priority- influenced approach and wide consultation with stakeholders.

    This, according to him, should be with the view of harvesting alternative policy options to re-energise all sectors of the economy.

    ‘’While the challenges of revenue shortage are acknowledged, burdening businesses with new taxes or levies will be counter-productive and a self-destructive action.

    ‘’Over-burdening already burdened businesses will only lead to business closure and an escalation of job losses with consequential effect on our social and economic stability.

    ‘’Government should, in the short-term widen the tax net, reduce wastage in governance, and focus on economic projects that will stimulate the Nigerian economy and guarantee an enabling environment for businesses to operate.

    ‘’An enabling environment for local businesses will create the platform for new foreign direct investment, which could increase foreign exchange inflow into the country,” he said.

    The director-general also urged the government, as a matter of urgency, fix the four national refineries and encourage the development of modular ones as a precursor to total removal of fuel subsidy.

    He said that interventions aimed at improving living standards to stimulate consumption and enterprise sustainability to promote job creation should be implemented.

    Oyerinde said, ‘’While forex scarcity persists, allocation of the available forex to manufacturing and other productive sectors of the economy should be given priority.

    ‘’ .


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  •  The television reality show Big Brother Naija has taken a new turn with two rider housemates introduced to the show as it runs into the third week Rachael and Chizzy the rider housemates were introduced by Ebuka Obi Uchendu the host of the show on Sunday during the eviction night show Obi Uchendu explained that the rider housemates were Biggie s agents who would not have the opportunity to win the grand prize of N100 million According to him they can not also be evicted and will be opportuned to play till the end of the show He said the rider housemates would be participating in all house tasks and every other activity One of the new housemates Rachael from Edo said she is a complicated being with the heart of a baby and a mother She promised to give the public a real show in the course of her stay in the house Also Chizzy from Anambra described himself as a goal getter who loved gisting playing and partying He said he had the ability to adapt in any situation The housemates who were nominated for possible eviction were Christy O Phyna Amaka Khalid and Cyph The two housemates with the lowest vote percentages were evicted Christy O with 08 89 per cent and Cyph with 14 42 per cent while other nominees remained in the house to enjoy more on the show The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the housemates currently on the show are 25 Bella Eloswag Doyin Adekunle Sheggz Dotun Chomzy Chichi Allysyn Giddyfia Hermes Diana Modella Deji Khalid Ilebaje Chizzy Groovy Amaka Kess Daniella Pharmsavi Phyna Bryan and Rachael Earllier Beauty was disqualified from the show due to disobedience to the rules of the house NewsSourceCredit NAN
    BBNaija show introduces two “rider housemates”, evicts Chrisy O, Cyph
     The television reality show Big Brother Naija has taken a new turn with two rider housemates introduced to the show as it runs into the third week Rachael and Chizzy the rider housemates were introduced by Ebuka Obi Uchendu the host of the show on Sunday during the eviction night show Obi Uchendu explained that the rider housemates were Biggie s agents who would not have the opportunity to win the grand prize of N100 million According to him they can not also be evicted and will be opportuned to play till the end of the show He said the rider housemates would be participating in all house tasks and every other activity One of the new housemates Rachael from Edo said she is a complicated being with the heart of a baby and a mother She promised to give the public a real show in the course of her stay in the house Also Chizzy from Anambra described himself as a goal getter who loved gisting playing and partying He said he had the ability to adapt in any situation The housemates who were nominated for possible eviction were Christy O Phyna Amaka Khalid and Cyph The two housemates with the lowest vote percentages were evicted Christy O with 08 89 per cent and Cyph with 14 42 per cent while other nominees remained in the house to enjoy more on the show The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the housemates currently on the show are 25 Bella Eloswag Doyin Adekunle Sheggz Dotun Chomzy Chichi Allysyn Giddyfia Hermes Diana Modella Deji Khalid Ilebaje Chizzy Groovy Amaka Kess Daniella Pharmsavi Phyna Bryan and Rachael Earllier Beauty was disqualified from the show due to disobedience to the rules of the house NewsSourceCredit NAN
    BBNaija show introduces two “rider housemates”, evicts Chrisy O, Cyph
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    BBNaija show introduces two “rider housemates”, evicts Chrisy O, Cyph

    The television reality show, Big Brother Naija has taken a new turn with two “rider housemates” introduced to the show as it runs into the third week.

    Rachael and Chizzy, the rider housemates were introduced by Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the host of the show, on Sunday, during the eviction night show.

    Obi-Uchendu explained that the rider housemates were Biggie’s agents, who would not have the opportunity to win the grand prize of N100 million.

    According to him, they can not also be evicted and will be opportuned to play till the end of the show.

    He said the rider housemates would be participating in all house tasks and every other activity.

    One of the new housemates, Rachael from Edo said she is “a complicated being with the heart of a baby and a mother”.

    She  promised to give the public a real show in the course of her stay in the house.

    Also Chizzy from Anambra described himself as a goal-getter who loved gisting, playing and partying.

    He said he had the ability to adapt in any situation.

    The housemates who were nominated for possible eviction were Christy O, Phyna, Amaka, Khalid and Cyph.The two housemates with the lowest vote percentages were evicted, Christy O with 08.89 per cent and Cyph with 14.42 per cent, while other nominees remained in the house to enjoy more on the show.

    The News Agency of Nigeria   reports that the housemates currently on the show are 25: Bella, Eloswag, Doyin, Adekunle, Sheggz, Dotun, Chomzy, Chichi, Allysyn, Giddyfia, Hermes, Diana, Modella, Deji, Khalid, Ilebaje, Chizzy, Groovy, Amaka, Kess, Daniella, Pharmsavi, Phyna, Bryan and RachaelEarllier, Beauty, was disqualified from the show due to disobedience to the rules of the house.


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  •  The 14th Emir of Kano Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has urged Nigerian youths to wake up to their responsibilities ask questions demand answers and hold public office holders accountable Sanusi who is also the current Khalifah Tijaniyat Movement of Nigeria said this in Lagos on Sunday at a stage play titled Emir Sanusi Truth in Time The play was written by a professor of Drama at the Redeemer University Ahmed Yerima and produced by the Executive Chairman Duke of Somolu Productions Mr Joseph Edgar As a citizen of this country the future is in our hands if care is not taken there will be no country for them the way this country is headed If the ministers the commissioners the governors and the local government chairmen did their jobs as they should Nigeria will be better for it Ask questions clarify issues don t swipe issues under the carpet Often times I am criticsed for publicly speaking against government policies but what most people don t know is the fact that I speak with these government officials privately sometimes for months or years before I go public Sanusi said Sanusi applauded the cast and crew of the play saying it was well detailed Sanusi who said he was overwhelmed with emotions when he saw the play in Abuja on Saturday however noted that the play in Lagos was well interpreted and detailed which made it interesting When my family and friends heard that Joseph Edgar was telling the story about my life they told me to go through the script but I resisted the urge to peep But I am glad that they told my story in the most captivating way with the basic facts When I watched the play in Abuja I cried because I saw myself through the eyes of other people when I spoke to a close associate she said what I witnessed was a blessing because people don t live to witness such he said He urged the audience not to be slaves to either wealth money or power because it could be taken away from them In his remarks Edgar said that the decision to do a play about Sanusi a 1976 Kings College alumni was because of his doggedness courage and his love for the girl child and equality among men and women Some people from both the ruling party and the popular opposition will call us and give us money so we can have a stage production in their honour but we refused We believe in what the Emir stands for his principles Emir is fearless he speaks for the voiceless he said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the two day stage play held simultaneously on Saturday and Sunday in Lagos and Abuja NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ask questions, demand answers, hold public officers accountable, Sanusi urges youths
     The 14th Emir of Kano Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has urged Nigerian youths to wake up to their responsibilities ask questions demand answers and hold public office holders accountable Sanusi who is also the current Khalifah Tijaniyat Movement of Nigeria said this in Lagos on Sunday at a stage play titled Emir Sanusi Truth in Time The play was written by a professor of Drama at the Redeemer University Ahmed Yerima and produced by the Executive Chairman Duke of Somolu Productions Mr Joseph Edgar As a citizen of this country the future is in our hands if care is not taken there will be no country for them the way this country is headed If the ministers the commissioners the governors and the local government chairmen did their jobs as they should Nigeria will be better for it Ask questions clarify issues don t swipe issues under the carpet Often times I am criticsed for publicly speaking against government policies but what most people don t know is the fact that I speak with these government officials privately sometimes for months or years before I go public Sanusi said Sanusi applauded the cast and crew of the play saying it was well detailed Sanusi who said he was overwhelmed with emotions when he saw the play in Abuja on Saturday however noted that the play in Lagos was well interpreted and detailed which made it interesting When my family and friends heard that Joseph Edgar was telling the story about my life they told me to go through the script but I resisted the urge to peep But I am glad that they told my story in the most captivating way with the basic facts When I watched the play in Abuja I cried because I saw myself through the eyes of other people when I spoke to a close associate she said what I witnessed was a blessing because people don t live to witness such he said He urged the audience not to be slaves to either wealth money or power because it could be taken away from them In his remarks Edgar said that the decision to do a play about Sanusi a 1976 Kings College alumni was because of his doggedness courage and his love for the girl child and equality among men and women Some people from both the ruling party and the popular opposition will call us and give us money so we can have a stage production in their honour but we refused We believe in what the Emir stands for his principles Emir is fearless he speaks for the voiceless he said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the two day stage play held simultaneously on Saturday and Sunday in Lagos and Abuja NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ask questions, demand answers, hold public officers accountable, Sanusi urges youths
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    Ask questions, demand answers, hold public officers accountable, Sanusi urges youths

    The 14th Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has urged Nigerian youths to wake up to their responsibilities, ask questions, demand answers and hold public office holders accountable.  

    Sanusi, who is also the current Khalifah,  Tijaniyat Movement of Nigeria, said this in Lagos on Sunday at a stage play titled “Emir Sanusi: Truth in Time”.  

    The play was written by a professor of Drama at the Redeemer University, Ahmed Yerima, and produced by the Executive Chairman, Duke of Somolu Productions, Mr Joseph Edgar.  

    “As a citizen of this country, the future is in our hands, if care is not taken, there will be no country for them the way this country is headed.  

    “If the ministers, the commissioners, the governors and the local government chairmen did their jobs as they should, Nigeria will be better for it.  

    “Ask questions clarify issues, don’t swipe issues under the carpet.  

    “Often times, I am criticsed for publicly speaking against government policies, but what most people don’t know is the fact that I speak with these government officials privately sometimes for months or years before I go public,” Sanusi said.  

    Sanusi applauded the cast and crew of the play, saying it was well detailed.   

    Sanusi, who said he was overwhelmed with emotions when he saw the play in Abuja on Saturday, however, noted that the play in Lagos was well  interpreted and detailed, which made it interesting.

    “When my family and friends heard that  Joseph Edgar was telling the story about my life, they told me to go through the script, but I resisted the urge to peep.  

    “But I am glad that they told my story in the most captivating way with the basic facts.  

    “When I watched the play in Abuja, I cried because I saw myself through the eyes of other people, when I spoke to a close associate, she said, what I witnessed was a blessing because people don’t live to witness such,” he said.

    He urged the audience not to be slaves to either wealth, money or power because it could be taken away from them.

    In his remarks, Edgar, said that the decision to do a play about Sanusi, a 1976 Kings College alumni, was because of his doggedness, courage and his love for the girl-child and equality among men and women.  

    “Some people from both the ruling party and the popular opposition will call us and give us money so we can have a stage production in their honour but we refused.  

    “We believe in what the Emir stands for, his principles, Emir is fearless, he speaks for the voiceless,” he said.  

    The News  Agency of Nigeria reports that the two-day stage play held simultaneously on Saturday and Sunday in Lagos and Abuja.  


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  •   Rebels killed 15 civilians and one army captain in recent attacks on villages in eastern DR Congo s Ituri province a military officer said Sunday raising an earlier reported death toll of 10 Ituri s military governor Colonel Siro Simba said that suspected rebels from the Allied Democratic Forces ADF had killed 10 people in the village of Kandoyi on Friday night Another attack on Saturday in the nearby village of Bandiboli killed five civilians he added according to a recording of his address to a funeral ceremony for the villagers seen by AFP One army captain and one ADF fighter were also killed in clashes Simba said without offering further details The latest death toll marks an increase on an earlier reported figure of nine civilians killed in Kandoyi and one in Bandiboli Recent days have been particularly bloody in Ituri where armed groups have killed at least 37 civilians since Friday A separate attack conducted by the ethnically based Zaire militia killed 22 civilians elsewhere in the conflict torn province on Friday according to the Democratic Republic of Congo s army Over 120 militias roam the country s mineral rich but volatile east where militia attacks on civilians are routine The ADF which the Islamic State group claims as its Central African offshoot is among the most violent militias It has been accused of massacring Congolese civilians as well as staging attacks in neighbouring Uganda In late November Ugandan troops joined DR Congo s army in an operation against the ADF following bomb attacks in the Ugandan capital Kampala that were blamed on the group Last year the DRC s government also placed members of the security forces in charge of Ituri and neighbouring North Kivu province in a bid to stem the violence Attacks have continued however
    Death toll in suspected ADF attacks in east DR Congo rises to 16
      Rebels killed 15 civilians and one army captain in recent attacks on villages in eastern DR Congo s Ituri province a military officer said Sunday raising an earlier reported death toll of 10 Ituri s military governor Colonel Siro Simba said that suspected rebels from the Allied Democratic Forces ADF had killed 10 people in the village of Kandoyi on Friday night Another attack on Saturday in the nearby village of Bandiboli killed five civilians he added according to a recording of his address to a funeral ceremony for the villagers seen by AFP One army captain and one ADF fighter were also killed in clashes Simba said without offering further details The latest death toll marks an increase on an earlier reported figure of nine civilians killed in Kandoyi and one in Bandiboli Recent days have been particularly bloody in Ituri where armed groups have killed at least 37 civilians since Friday A separate attack conducted by the ethnically based Zaire militia killed 22 civilians elsewhere in the conflict torn province on Friday according to the Democratic Republic of Congo s army Over 120 militias roam the country s mineral rich but volatile east where militia attacks on civilians are routine The ADF which the Islamic State group claims as its Central African offshoot is among the most violent militias It has been accused of massacring Congolese civilians as well as staging attacks in neighbouring Uganda In late November Ugandan troops joined DR Congo s army in an operation against the ADF following bomb attacks in the Ugandan capital Kampala that were blamed on the group Last year the DRC s government also placed members of the security forces in charge of Ituri and neighbouring North Kivu province in a bid to stem the violence Attacks have continued however
    Death toll in suspected ADF attacks in east DR Congo rises to 16
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    Death toll in suspected ADF attacks in east DR Congo rises to 16

    Rebels killed 15 civilians and one army captain in recent attacks on villages in eastern DR Congo’s Ituri province, a military officer said Sunday, raising an earlier reported death toll of 10.

    Ituri’s military governor Colonel Siro Simba said that suspected rebels from the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) had killed 10 people in the village of Kandoyi on Friday night.

    Another attack on Saturday in the nearby village of Bandiboli killed five civilians, he added, according to a recording of his address to a funeral ceremony for the villagers, seen by AFP.

    One army captain and one ADF fighter were also killed in clashes, Simba said, without offering further details.

    The latest death toll marks an increase on an earlier reported figure of nine civilians killed in Kandoyi and one in Bandiboli.

    Recent days have been particularly bloody in Ituri, where armed groups have killed at least 37 civilians since Friday.

    A separate attack conducted by the ethnically based Zaire militia killed 22 civilians elsewhere in the conflict-torn province on Friday, according to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s army.

    Over 120 militias roam the country’s mineral-rich but volatile east, where militia attacks on civilians are routine.

    The ADF — which the Islamic State group claims as its Central African offshoot — is among the most violent militias.

    It has been accused of massacring Congolese civilians as well as staging attacks in neighbouring Uganda.

    In late November, Ugandan troops joined DR Congo’s army in an operation against the ADF, following bomb attacks in the Ugandan capital Kampala that were blamed on the group.

    Last year, the DRC’s government also placed members of the security forces in charge of Ituri and neighbouring North Kivu province in a bid to stem the violence.

    Attacks have continued, however.

  •  The management of State House has pledged to boost nature conservation by taking appropriate measures to preserve wildlife protect nature and reverse species loss in the seat of government Permanent Secretary State House Tijjani Umar gave the assurance in Abuja while receiving a delegation of rangers from the National Park Service and their colleagues in the Presidential Villa popularly called Royal Rangers Umar who stressed the importance of protecting and preserving plants and animals in their indigenous habitats expressed concern at the recent killing of wildlife species in the Villa According to him some locations in the Villa which is a natural habitat to some wildlife species including tantalus monkeys crocodile pythons giant tortoise bush rats guinea fowls bats and diverse species of birds have been delineated as conservationist areas He therefore appealed to staff and visitors to the Villa to preserve biodiversity and appreciate the natural world adding that signages would be erected in specific areas and vegetation for sensitization and compliance The Permanent Secretary also used the occasion to congratulate Royal Rangers and their colleagues around the country on the occasion of this year s World Ranger Day commemorated on July 31 He recognised the commitment of the Royal Rangers in preserving the flora fauna and other natural resources around the Presidential Villa We will continue to support you to do your work effectively The protection of the eco system and the species in the Villa is not for the rangers alone it is a task for all of us he said Umar also paid tribute to a staff of the Royal Rangers Murtala Odi who died from diabetes related complications praying God to grant the soul of the departed eternal rest In their separate remarks Salihu Manzo Senior Park Ranger and Kehinde Abidemi Assistant Conservator of Parks thanked the Permanent Secretary for his keen interest in conservation activities They also lauded him for approving specific measures to preserve the flora and fauna in the environment Manzo who described the recent killing of a giant python as regrettable expressed delight that measures were being taken to protect wildlife species Abidemi explained that the International Ranger Federation and its collaborators had chosen Diversity as the theme for World Ranger Day 2022 According to him they believe that diversity among Rangers should be embraced just as humanity should appreciate diversity in the natural world We want to echo it with the management that the wildlife species in the Villa have the right to live they have the right to their habitat and we want them to be protected she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Presidential Villa takes action to protect wildlife species, boost nature conservation
     The management of State House has pledged to boost nature conservation by taking appropriate measures to preserve wildlife protect nature and reverse species loss in the seat of government Permanent Secretary State House Tijjani Umar gave the assurance in Abuja while receiving a delegation of rangers from the National Park Service and their colleagues in the Presidential Villa popularly called Royal Rangers Umar who stressed the importance of protecting and preserving plants and animals in their indigenous habitats expressed concern at the recent killing of wildlife species in the Villa According to him some locations in the Villa which is a natural habitat to some wildlife species including tantalus monkeys crocodile pythons giant tortoise bush rats guinea fowls bats and diverse species of birds have been delineated as conservationist areas He therefore appealed to staff and visitors to the Villa to preserve biodiversity and appreciate the natural world adding that signages would be erected in specific areas and vegetation for sensitization and compliance The Permanent Secretary also used the occasion to congratulate Royal Rangers and their colleagues around the country on the occasion of this year s World Ranger Day commemorated on July 31 He recognised the commitment of the Royal Rangers in preserving the flora fauna and other natural resources around the Presidential Villa We will continue to support you to do your work effectively The protection of the eco system and the species in the Villa is not for the rangers alone it is a task for all of us he said Umar also paid tribute to a staff of the Royal Rangers Murtala Odi who died from diabetes related complications praying God to grant the soul of the departed eternal rest In their separate remarks Salihu Manzo Senior Park Ranger and Kehinde Abidemi Assistant Conservator of Parks thanked the Permanent Secretary for his keen interest in conservation activities They also lauded him for approving specific measures to preserve the flora and fauna in the environment Manzo who described the recent killing of a giant python as regrettable expressed delight that measures were being taken to protect wildlife species Abidemi explained that the International Ranger Federation and its collaborators had chosen Diversity as the theme for World Ranger Day 2022 According to him they believe that diversity among Rangers should be embraced just as humanity should appreciate diversity in the natural world We want to echo it with the management that the wildlife species in the Villa have the right to live they have the right to their habitat and we want them to be protected she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Presidential Villa takes action to protect wildlife species, boost nature conservation
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    Presidential Villa takes action to protect wildlife species, boost nature conservation

    The management of State House has pledged to boost nature conservation by taking appropriate measures to preserve wildlife, protect nature and reverse species loss in the seat of government.Permanent Secretary, State House, Tijjani Umar, gave the assurance in Abuja while receiving a delegation of rangers from the National Park Service, and their colleagues in the Presidential Villa, popularly called ‘Royal Rangers.’ Umar, who stressed the importance of protecting and preserving plants and animals in their indigenous habitats, expressed concern at the recent killing of wildlife species in the Villa.According to him, some locations in the Villa- which is a natural habitat to some wildlife species including tantalus monkeys, crocodile, pythons, giant tortoise, bush rats, guinea fowls, bats and diverse species of birds- have been delineated as conservationist areas.He, therefore, appealed to staff and visitors to the Villa to preserve biodiversity and appreciate the natural world, adding that signages would be erected in specific areas and vegetation for sensitization and compliance.The Permanent Secretary also used the occasion to congratulate Royal Rangers and their colleagues around the country on the occasion of this year’s World Ranger Day, commemorated on July 31. He recognised the commitment of the Royal Rangers in preserving the flora, fauna and other natural resources around the Presidential Villa.‘‘We will continue to support you to do your work effectively.The protection of the eco-system and the species in the Villa is not for the rangers alone, it is a task for all of us,’’ he said.Umar also paid tribute to a staff of the Royal Rangers, Murtala Odi, who died from diabetes-related complications, praying God to grant the soul of the departed eternal rest.In their separate remarks, Salihu Manzo, Senior Park Ranger and Kehinde Abidemi, Assistant Conservator of Parks, thanked the Permanent Secretary for his keen interest in conservation activities.They also lauded him for approving specific measures to preserve the flora and fauna in the environment.Manzo, who described the recent killing of a giant python as regrettable, expressed delight that measures were being taken to protect wildlife species.Abidemi explained that the International Ranger Federation and its collaborators had chosen Diversity as the theme for World Ranger Day 2022. According to him, they believe that diversity among Rangers should be embraced just as humanity should appreciate diversity in the natural world.”We want to echo it with the management that the wildlife species in the Villa have the right to live, they have the right to their habitat and we want them to be protected,” she said.NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  An Islamic Scholar Ustaz Idris Abdullahi Almadany has called on Nigerians not to give up on the country because there is hope for its survival Abdullahi Almadany gave the advice on Sunday while delivering a Lecture at the Kogi Council of Ulama u 1444 Hijrah Celebration and Foundation Laying Ceremony of its Guest Inn at the Buhari Square Lokoja In his paper titled The Prophet s Migration from Makkah to Madinah Lessons for the Muslims as we approach 2023 General Elections the scholar said the hard time we are in does not mean God has abandoned Nigeria The scholar said that Nigeria was the only country for Nigerians therefore we must work together to salvage it at all cost in spite of our religious ethnic and political differences He said already some people refused to participate in the recently concluded voters registration simply because they were dissatisfied with the current state of affairs in the country In fact some people have vowed they will not border to vote in the next election because they are aggrieved with the current situation while some are even leaving the country to seek for greener pastures outside But all these will not solve the problem We shouldn t give up on this country just the way the Prophet and his companions did not give up on the People of Makkah We cannot also justify our individual failures with the bandwagon effect You cannot say because the society is bad I cannot be a good Muslim There was no society more dangerous and difficult for Islam than early Makkah yet the Prophet remained as a paragon of virtue and as a beacon of light As Muslims we cannot abandon the system nor ignore the society but must be strong and committed to champion the cause for positive development in our society he further advised According to him There is no doubt that there is so much poverty in the land and a lot of people are going through hard times We need to be our brothers keepers and extend the hands of fellowship to the poor and needy just the way the people of Madinah demonstrated He said as a measure let us emigrate from sins to repentance from polytheism to unification of Allah from evil deeds to good deeds and from laziness and false hopes to diligence seriousness and striving in what pleases God Abdullahi Almadany prayed God to grant Nigeria peace and security and spare our lives to witness the transformation Nigeria would attain in the near future NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Don’t give up, there’s hope for Nigeria – Scholar tells citizens
     An Islamic Scholar Ustaz Idris Abdullahi Almadany has called on Nigerians not to give up on the country because there is hope for its survival Abdullahi Almadany gave the advice on Sunday while delivering a Lecture at the Kogi Council of Ulama u 1444 Hijrah Celebration and Foundation Laying Ceremony of its Guest Inn at the Buhari Square Lokoja In his paper titled The Prophet s Migration from Makkah to Madinah Lessons for the Muslims as we approach 2023 General Elections the scholar said the hard time we are in does not mean God has abandoned Nigeria The scholar said that Nigeria was the only country for Nigerians therefore we must work together to salvage it at all cost in spite of our religious ethnic and political differences He said already some people refused to participate in the recently concluded voters registration simply because they were dissatisfied with the current state of affairs in the country In fact some people have vowed they will not border to vote in the next election because they are aggrieved with the current situation while some are even leaving the country to seek for greener pastures outside But all these will not solve the problem We shouldn t give up on this country just the way the Prophet and his companions did not give up on the People of Makkah We cannot also justify our individual failures with the bandwagon effect You cannot say because the society is bad I cannot be a good Muslim There was no society more dangerous and difficult for Islam than early Makkah yet the Prophet remained as a paragon of virtue and as a beacon of light As Muslims we cannot abandon the system nor ignore the society but must be strong and committed to champion the cause for positive development in our society he further advised According to him There is no doubt that there is so much poverty in the land and a lot of people are going through hard times We need to be our brothers keepers and extend the hands of fellowship to the poor and needy just the way the people of Madinah demonstrated He said as a measure let us emigrate from sins to repentance from polytheism to unification of Allah from evil deeds to good deeds and from laziness and false hopes to diligence seriousness and striving in what pleases God Abdullahi Almadany prayed God to grant Nigeria peace and security and spare our lives to witness the transformation Nigeria would attain in the near future NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Don’t give up, there’s hope for Nigeria – Scholar tells citizens
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    Don’t give up, there’s hope for Nigeria – Scholar tells citizens

    An Islamic Scholar, Ustaz Idris Abdullahi-Almadany has called on Nigerians not to give up on the country because there is hope for its survival.

    Abdullahi-Almadany gave the advice on Sunday while delivering a Lecture at the Kogi Council of Ulama’u 1444 Hijrah Celebration and Foundation Laying Ceremony of its Guest Inn, at the Buhari Square, Lokoja.

    In his paper titled: “The Prophet’s Migration from Makkah to Madinah: Lessons for the Muslims as we approach 2023 General Elections”, the scholar said “the hard time we are in does not mean God has abandoned Nigeria”.  

    The scholar said that Nigeria was the only country for Nigerians, therefore we must work together to salvage it at all cost, in spite of our religious, ethnic and political differences.

    He said already, some people refused to participate in the recently concluded voters registration simply because they were dissatisfied with the current state of affairs in the country.

    ‘In fact, some people have vowed they will not border to vote in the next election because they are aggrieved with the current situation, while some are even leaving the country to seek for greener pastures outside.

    “But all these will not solve the problem.

    We shouldn’t give up on this country just the way the Prophet and his companions did not give up on the People of Makkah.

    “We cannot also justify our individual failures with the bandwagon effect.

    You cannot say because the society is bad I cannot be a good Muslim.

    “There was no society more dangerous and difficult for Islam than early Makkah, yet the Prophet remained as a paragon of virtue and as a beacon of light.

    “As Muslims, we cannot abandon the system nor ignore the society but must be strong and committed to champion the cause for positive development in our society, ” he further advised.

    According to him, There is no doubt that there is so much poverty in the land and a lot of people are going through hard times.

    “We need to be our brothers’ keepers and extend the hands of fellowship to the poor and needy just the way the people of Madinah demonstrated.

    He said as a measure, “let us emigrate from sins to repentance, from polytheism to unification of Allah, from evil deeds to good deeds and from laziness and false hopes to diligence, seriousness and striving in what pleases God. Abdullahi-Almadany, prayed God to grant Nigeria peace and security and spare our lives to witness the transformation Nigeria would attain in the near future.


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  •  Gov Yahaya Bello of Kogi on Sunday tasked the Muslim faithful on preaching peace and unity among followers for the stability and development of Nigeria The governor made the appeal during the Kogi Council of Ulamah 1444 Hijrah Celebration and Foundation Laying of its Guest Inn at the Buhari Square Lokoja Your gathering here today to celebrate the 1444 Hijrah is a clear indication that the Council of Ulamah is united and strong It s on this basis that I implore you to keep preaching peace and unity to all Muslims for peaceful coexistence which without there can t be any progress and development in Nigeria he said Bello who was represented by the Chief Imam of Government House Mosque Sheik Muhammad Bashir Musa said there is hope for Nigeria in spite of all the challenges it is facing now Earlier the Council Chairman Sheikh Salman Adam said Hijrah should be seen as a continuous positive movement in all aspects of Muslims lives be it personal or public We should continuously shun evil acts for good acts avoid bad behaviour and embrace good behaviour avoid greed selfishness and indecency in utterances dressings and behaviour and embrace conducts capable of promoting equality of all within the Nigerian society As Muslims we should generally migrate from lawlessness to law abiding citizens at all times and in all places even as we commemorate this year s Hijrah he advised Adam however commended the government under the leadership of Gov Yahaya Bello for its continuous support to all religious groups in Kogi and for ensuring that the state was safe and secured at all times The event was attended by dignitaries from the Muslim Ummah including Sheikh Isiaka Isa who chaired the occasion which featured the launching of 1444 Hijrah calendar and foundation Laying for the construction of Guest Inn NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Hijrah: Gov Bello tasks Muslim faithful to preach peace, unity of Nigeria
     Gov Yahaya Bello of Kogi on Sunday tasked the Muslim faithful on preaching peace and unity among followers for the stability and development of Nigeria The governor made the appeal during the Kogi Council of Ulamah 1444 Hijrah Celebration and Foundation Laying of its Guest Inn at the Buhari Square Lokoja Your gathering here today to celebrate the 1444 Hijrah is a clear indication that the Council of Ulamah is united and strong It s on this basis that I implore you to keep preaching peace and unity to all Muslims for peaceful coexistence which without there can t be any progress and development in Nigeria he said Bello who was represented by the Chief Imam of Government House Mosque Sheik Muhammad Bashir Musa said there is hope for Nigeria in spite of all the challenges it is facing now Earlier the Council Chairman Sheikh Salman Adam said Hijrah should be seen as a continuous positive movement in all aspects of Muslims lives be it personal or public We should continuously shun evil acts for good acts avoid bad behaviour and embrace good behaviour avoid greed selfishness and indecency in utterances dressings and behaviour and embrace conducts capable of promoting equality of all within the Nigerian society As Muslims we should generally migrate from lawlessness to law abiding citizens at all times and in all places even as we commemorate this year s Hijrah he advised Adam however commended the government under the leadership of Gov Yahaya Bello for its continuous support to all religious groups in Kogi and for ensuring that the state was safe and secured at all times The event was attended by dignitaries from the Muslim Ummah including Sheikh Isiaka Isa who chaired the occasion which featured the launching of 1444 Hijrah calendar and foundation Laying for the construction of Guest Inn NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Hijrah: Gov Bello tasks Muslim faithful to preach peace, unity of Nigeria
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    Hijrah: Gov Bello tasks Muslim faithful to preach peace, unity of Nigeria

    Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi on Sunday tasked the Muslim faithful on preaching peace and unity among followers for the stability and development of Nigeria.  

    The governor made the appeal during the Kogi Council of Ulamah 1444 Hijrah Celebration and Foundation Laying of its Guest Inn at the Buhari Square, Lokoja.  

    “Your gathering here today to celebrate the 1444 Hijrah is a clear indication that the Council of Ulamah is united and strong.  

    “It’s on this basis that I implore you to keep preaching peace and unity to all Muslims for peaceful coexistence, which without there can’t be any progress and development in Nigeria, ” he said.  

    Bello, who was represented by the Chief Imam of Government House Mosque, Sheik Muhammad Bashir-Musa, said “there is hope for Nigeria in spite of all the challenges it is facing now”.  

    Earlier, the Council Chairman, Sheikh Salman Adam, said Hijrah should be seen as a continuous positive movement in all aspects of Muslims’ lives, be it personal or public.  

    “We should continuously shun evil acts for good acts, avoid bad behaviour and embrace good behaviour; avoid greed, selfishness, and indecency in utterances, dressings and behaviour and embrace conducts capable of promoting equality of all within the Nigerian society.  

    “As Muslims, we should generally migrate from lawlessness to law abiding citizens at all times and in all places even as we commemorate this year’s Hijrah, ” he advised.  

    Adam, however, commended the  government under the leadership of Gov Yahaya Bello for its continuous support to all religious groups in Kogi and for ensuring that the state was safe and secured at all times.  

    The event was attended by dignitaries from the Muslim Ummah, including Sheikh Isiaka Isa, who chaired the occasion which featured the launching of 1444 Hijrah calendar and foundation Laying for the construction of Guest Inn.
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  •  New manager Erik ten Hag saw the depth of the crisis at Manchester United when his side fell to a 2 1 Premier League defeat to Brighton amp Hove Albion at Old Trafford on Sunday with German Pascal Gross scoring twice United fans hopes that the off season would mark a turning point have faded with the club failing to make major moves yet in the transfer market and there was a grim familiarity to the club s opening match The former Ajax coach witnessed a performance that was every bit as disjointed as those produced under his predecessors Ralf Rangnick and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last season The sense that this was a continuation of last year s decline began before kick off where there were yet more loud and angry protests against United s owners the American Glazer family under the South Stand If that felt familiar then the sight of Scott McTominay and Fred in midfield as United laboured against Graham Potter s superbly drilled side was verging on deja vu United had been shambolic in their 4 0 loss at Brighton in May and even with debuts for defender Lisandro Martinez and midfielder Christian Eriksen little felt new or changed about the performance Brighton took the lead on the half hour with Leandro Trossard finding former United forward Danny Welbeck who squared the ball to the back post for Gross to slot home Nine minutes later Gross doubled the lead with his sixth career goal against United after David De Gea had poorly pushed out a Solly March drive right into the path of the German who again made no mistake Ten Hag introduced Cristiano Ronaldo in the 53rd minute and the Portugal forward who is reported to want to leave the club provided the spark for United s attempted comeback The home side gave themselves a foothold in the 68th minute when a goalmouth scramble ended with Alexis Mac Allister turning the ball into his own net but Brighton held on for a second straight win against United and their first ever at Old NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ten Hag era at United begins with defeat to Brighton
     New manager Erik ten Hag saw the depth of the crisis at Manchester United when his side fell to a 2 1 Premier League defeat to Brighton amp Hove Albion at Old Trafford on Sunday with German Pascal Gross scoring twice United fans hopes that the off season would mark a turning point have faded with the club failing to make major moves yet in the transfer market and there was a grim familiarity to the club s opening match The former Ajax coach witnessed a performance that was every bit as disjointed as those produced under his predecessors Ralf Rangnick and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last season The sense that this was a continuation of last year s decline began before kick off where there were yet more loud and angry protests against United s owners the American Glazer family under the South Stand If that felt familiar then the sight of Scott McTominay and Fred in midfield as United laboured against Graham Potter s superbly drilled side was verging on deja vu United had been shambolic in their 4 0 loss at Brighton in May and even with debuts for defender Lisandro Martinez and midfielder Christian Eriksen little felt new or changed about the performance Brighton took the lead on the half hour with Leandro Trossard finding former United forward Danny Welbeck who squared the ball to the back post for Gross to slot home Nine minutes later Gross doubled the lead with his sixth career goal against United after David De Gea had poorly pushed out a Solly March drive right into the path of the German who again made no mistake Ten Hag introduced Cristiano Ronaldo in the 53rd minute and the Portugal forward who is reported to want to leave the club provided the spark for United s attempted comeback The home side gave themselves a foothold in the 68th minute when a goalmouth scramble ended with Alexis Mac Allister turning the ball into his own net but Brighton held on for a second straight win against United and their first ever at Old NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ten Hag era at United begins with defeat to Brighton
    General news2 months ago

    Ten Hag era at United begins with defeat to Brighton

    New manager Erik ten Hag saw the depth of the crisis at Manchester United when his side fell to a 2-1 Premier League defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion at Old Trafford on Sunday, with German Pascal Gross scoring twice.

    United fans’ hopes that the off-season would mark a turning point have faded, with the club failing to make major moves yet in the transfer market and there was a grim familiarity to the club’s opening match.

    The former Ajax coach witnessed a performance that was every bit as disjointed as those produced under his predecessors Ralf Rangnick and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last season.

    The sense that this was a continuation of last year’s decline began before kick-off where there were yet more loud and angry protests against United’s owners, the American Glazer family, under the South Stand.

    If that felt familiar, then the sight of Scott McTominay and Fred in midfield as United laboured against Graham Potter’s superbly drilled side was verging on deja vu.

    United had been shambolic in their 4-0 loss at Brighton in May and, even with debuts for defender Lisandro Martinez and midfielder Christian Eriksen, little felt new or changed about the performance.

    Brighton took the lead on the half-hour with Leandro Trossard finding former United forward Danny Welbeck who squared the ball to the back post for Gross to slot home.

    Nine minutes later, Gross doubled the lead with his sixth career goal against United, after David De Gea had poorly pushed out a Solly March drive right into the path of the German who again made no mistake.

    Ten Hag introduced Cristiano Ronaldo in the 53rd minute and the Portugal forward, who is reported to want to leave the club, provided the spark for United’s attempted comeback.

    The home side gave themselves a foothold in the 68th minute when a goalmouth scramble ended with Alexis Mac Allister turning the ball into his own net but Brighton held on for a second straight win against United and their first ever at Old     
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  •  Team Nigeria at the on going 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham has set another record by winning the first ever women s 4 100 race to earn a gold medal The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Nigeria s quartet of sprint sensation Tobi Amusan Favour Ofili Rosemary Chukwuma and Grace Nwokocha made history Sunday afternoon at the Alexander Stadium by becoming the first women s relay team to win a Commonwealth Games gold The quartet achieved this feat in record breaking fashion running 42 10 seconds to break the barely one month old 42 22 seconds African record they set in Oregon USA at the World Athletics championships World and Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles champion and record holder Amusan started the historic run with a brilliant first leg before handing over to Ofili who ensured Nigeria maintained the advantage before giving Chukwuma the individual 100m finalist the baton Chukwuma ran the curve perfectly and handed over to reigning Nigerian 100m queen Nwokocha in first position The 21 year old Nwokocha maintained the advantage despite the threat by Great Britain s anchor leg runner Darly Neita to bring home Team Nigeria s first women s 4 x 100m relay gold The men s team of Udodi Onwuzurike Favour Ashe Alaba Akintola and Raymond Ekevwo also made history with the bronze medal win The medal is the first by the men s 4x100m relay team since 1982 Nigeria now has astonishing 11 gold medals at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CWG2022 Update: Team Nigeria wins first ever women’s 4x100m race
     Team Nigeria at the on going 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham has set another record by winning the first ever women s 4 100 race to earn a gold medal The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Nigeria s quartet of sprint sensation Tobi Amusan Favour Ofili Rosemary Chukwuma and Grace Nwokocha made history Sunday afternoon at the Alexander Stadium by becoming the first women s relay team to win a Commonwealth Games gold The quartet achieved this feat in record breaking fashion running 42 10 seconds to break the barely one month old 42 22 seconds African record they set in Oregon USA at the World Athletics championships World and Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles champion and record holder Amusan started the historic run with a brilliant first leg before handing over to Ofili who ensured Nigeria maintained the advantage before giving Chukwuma the individual 100m finalist the baton Chukwuma ran the curve perfectly and handed over to reigning Nigerian 100m queen Nwokocha in first position The 21 year old Nwokocha maintained the advantage despite the threat by Great Britain s anchor leg runner Darly Neita to bring home Team Nigeria s first women s 4 x 100m relay gold The men s team of Udodi Onwuzurike Favour Ashe Alaba Akintola and Raymond Ekevwo also made history with the bronze medal win The medal is the first by the men s 4x100m relay team since 1982 Nigeria now has astonishing 11 gold medals at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CWG2022 Update: Team Nigeria wins first ever women’s 4x100m race
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    CWG2022 Update: Team Nigeria wins first ever women’s 4x100m race

    Team Nigeria at the on-going 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham has set another record by winning the first ever women’s 4×100 race to earn a gold medal.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Nigeria’s quartet of sprint sensation, Tobi Amusan, Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma and Grace Nwokocha made history Sunday afternoon at the Alexander Stadium by becoming the first women’s relay team to win a Commonwealth Games gold.

    The quartet achieved this feat in record breaking fashion, running 42.10 seconds to break the barely one month old 42.22 seconds African record they set in Oregon, USA at the World Athletics championships.

    World and Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles champion and record holder, Amusan, started the historic run with a brilliant first leg before handing over to Ofili who ensured Nigeria maintained the advantage before giving Chukwuma, the individual 100m finalist, the baton.

    Chukwuma ran the curve perfectly and handed over to reigning Nigerian 100m queen, Nwokocha in first position.

    The 21-year-old Nwokocha maintained the advantage despite the threat by Great Britain’s anchor leg runner, Darly Neita, to bring home Team Nigeria’s first women’s 4 x 100m relay gold.

    The men’s team of Udodi Onwuzurike, Favour Ashe, Alaba Akintola and Raymond Ekevwo also made history with the bronze medal win.

    The medal is the first by the men’s 4x100m relay team since 1982. Nigeria now has astonishing 11 gold medals at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham
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  •  Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State on Sunday said that the Red Line Train project would begin test run of conveying passengers by Jan 2023 Sanwo Olu said this while addressing newsmen after the inspection of the Red Line Train Project at Agege Ikeja Mushin and Ebute Meta areas of the state He assured residents that full operations on the Red Line project would start in the first quarter of 2023 According to him work at the various locations of the train stations is on track hence first quarter 2023 operation is sacrosanct We are trying to ensure that we even exceed the promise that we made the promise that the operations will start first quarter 2023 So what we are doing is to ensure that the physical infrastructure are completed by December latest all stations all bridges all walkways all pedestrian bridges by December so that they can start testing Operationally it will take two to three months you need to check the signal check the senses of all the signalisation that you have So we are hoping that the operations will start within the first quarter of 2023 January we will start carrying passengers he said At the inspection which commenced from Agege NRC Station where passengers from Ibadan would join the Intra city train service to other stations the governor said that work would be completed by October He describe the Ikeja Station as an iconic station on the Red Line assuring that every infrastructure to make the station a first class was in place and would equally be completed by October That station is on a wide expanse of about 240 meters in clear term that is the size of almost three football fields It is at roof level it is going into completion and all of the things all of the furniture that needs to make it a first class train station are in place you can see that we are on track with it Sanwo Olu said For the Mushin train station and it s linking bridge he said that several demolitions were done and the state government had paid extensive amount for buildings affected hence work was in progress NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Train project: Lagos to begin passenger carriage by Jan 2023 – Sanwo-Olu
     Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State on Sunday said that the Red Line Train project would begin test run of conveying passengers by Jan 2023 Sanwo Olu said this while addressing newsmen after the inspection of the Red Line Train Project at Agege Ikeja Mushin and Ebute Meta areas of the state He assured residents that full operations on the Red Line project would start in the first quarter of 2023 According to him work at the various locations of the train stations is on track hence first quarter 2023 operation is sacrosanct We are trying to ensure that we even exceed the promise that we made the promise that the operations will start first quarter 2023 So what we are doing is to ensure that the physical infrastructure are completed by December latest all stations all bridges all walkways all pedestrian bridges by December so that they can start testing Operationally it will take two to three months you need to check the signal check the senses of all the signalisation that you have So we are hoping that the operations will start within the first quarter of 2023 January we will start carrying passengers he said At the inspection which commenced from Agege NRC Station where passengers from Ibadan would join the Intra city train service to other stations the governor said that work would be completed by October He describe the Ikeja Station as an iconic station on the Red Line assuring that every infrastructure to make the station a first class was in place and would equally be completed by October That station is on a wide expanse of about 240 meters in clear term that is the size of almost three football fields It is at roof level it is going into completion and all of the things all of the furniture that needs to make it a first class train station are in place you can see that we are on track with it Sanwo Olu said For the Mushin train station and it s linking bridge he said that several demolitions were done and the state government had paid extensive amount for buildings affected hence work was in progress NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Train project: Lagos to begin passenger carriage by Jan 2023 – Sanwo-Olu
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    Train project: Lagos to begin passenger carriage by Jan 2023 – Sanwo-Olu

    Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Sunday said that the Red Line Train project would begin test-run of conveying passengers by Jan. 2023. Sanwo-Olu said this while addressing newsmen, after the inspection of the Red Line Train Project at Agege, Ikeja, Mushin and Ebute Meta areas of the state.

    He assured residents that full operations on the Red Line project would start in the first quarter of 2023. According to him, work at the various locations of the train stations is on track, hence, first quarter 2023 operation is sacrosanct.

    ”We are trying to ensure that we even exceed the promise that we made, the promise that the operations will start first quarter 2023. ”So what we are doing is to ensure that the physical infrastructure are completed by December latest; all stations, all bridges, all walkways, all pedestrian bridges by December, so that they can start testing.

    ”Operationally, it will take two to three months, you need to check the signal, check the senses of all the signalisation that you have.

    “So, we are hoping that the operations will start within the first quarter of 2023. January we will start carrying passengers,” he said.

    At the inspection which commenced from Agege-NRC Station where passengers from Ibadan would join the Intra-city train service to other stations, the governor said that work would be completed by October.

    He describe the Ikeja Station as an iconic station on the Red Line, assuring that every infrastructure to make the station a first-class was in place and would equally be completed by October.

    ”That station is on a wide expanse of about 240 meters; in clear term, that is the size of almost three football fields.

    ”It is at roof level, it is going into completion and all of the things, all of the furniture that needs to make it a first class train station are in place, you can see that we are on track with it,” Sanwo-Olu said.

    For the Mushin train station and it’s linking bridge, he said that several demolitions were done and the state government had paid extensive amount for buildings affected, hence, work was in progress. 


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