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  •  The Police Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices POCACOV a police advocacy group has called for responsive parenting to stem cultism and criminality within communities The National Coordinator of POCACOV CSP Ebere Amaraizu told the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu on Wednesday that parents must invest more time towards moulding young minds for a safe and peaceful society According to Amaraizu parents have to pay attention to the direction of young minds and re enlist them into positive values standards and discipline He said These are the positive pillars upon which our children must thrive Cultism substance and drug abuse violent behaviours among our young minds are on the increase today because morals values standard and discipline appeared to be relegated to the background I charge all especially parents to brace up and try as much as possible to change the narratives for our children for beneficial values The national coordinator noted that parenting remained a serious business According to him the advent of the industrial revolution and digital age created huge challenges and pressures in parenting and its responsibility He advocated for friendly working frameworks that would help to stabilise family units and for a functional community saying the family is the immediate environment of any child in terms of socialization and education Amaraizu said We have to be focused to make our children thrive as it will not benefit us anything to gain everything in our society and see our children not thriving Use The future belongs to them and we must play an adult guidance role for them to get it right We must shun enforcement of consequences but rather make them grow from their mistakes towards becoming champions in life NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police call for responsive parenting to stem cultism, criminality
     The Police Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices POCACOV a police advocacy group has called for responsive parenting to stem cultism and criminality within communities The National Coordinator of POCACOV CSP Ebere Amaraizu told the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu on Wednesday that parents must invest more time towards moulding young minds for a safe and peaceful society According to Amaraizu parents have to pay attention to the direction of young minds and re enlist them into positive values standards and discipline He said These are the positive pillars upon which our children must thrive Cultism substance and drug abuse violent behaviours among our young minds are on the increase today because morals values standard and discipline appeared to be relegated to the background I charge all especially parents to brace up and try as much as possible to change the narratives for our children for beneficial values The national coordinator noted that parenting remained a serious business According to him the advent of the industrial revolution and digital age created huge challenges and pressures in parenting and its responsibility He advocated for friendly working frameworks that would help to stabilise family units and for a functional community saying the family is the immediate environment of any child in terms of socialization and education Amaraizu said We have to be focused to make our children thrive as it will not benefit us anything to gain everything in our society and see our children not thriving Use The future belongs to them and we must play an adult guidance role for them to get it right We must shun enforcement of consequences but rather make them grow from their mistakes towards becoming champions in life NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police call for responsive parenting to stem cultism, criminality
    Defence/Security4 weeks ago

    Police call for responsive parenting to stem cultism, criminality

    The Police Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices (POCACOV), a police advocacy group, has called for responsive parenting to stem cultism and criminality within communities.  

    The National Coordinator of POCACOV, CSP Ebere Amaraizu, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu on Wednesday that parents must invest more time towards moulding young minds for a safe and peaceful society.  

    According to Amaraizu, parents have to pay attention to the direction of young minds and re-enlist them into positive values, standards and discipline.  

    He said: “These are the positive pillars upon which our children must thrive.  

    “Cultism, substance and drug abuse, violent behaviours among our young minds are on the increase today because morals, values, standard and discipline appeared to be relegated to the background.  

    “I charge all, especially parents, to brace up and try as much as possible to change the narratives for our children for beneficial values.

    ”   The national coordinator noted that parenting remained a serious business.

    According to him, the advent of the industrial revolution and digital age created huge challenges and pressures in parenting and its responsibility.  

    He advocated for friendly working frameworks that would help to stabilise family units and for a functional community, saying, “the family is the immediate environment of any child in terms of socialization and education”.  

    Amaraizu said: “We have to be focused to make our children thrive as it will not benefit us anything to gain everything in our society and see our children not thriving.

    Use “The future belongs to them, and we must play an adult guidance role for them to get it right.  

    “We must shun enforcement of consequences but rather make them grow from their mistakes towards becoming champions in life.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Some stakeholders in Biosafety Sector on Wednesday kicked against the amendment to the National Biosafety Management Agency Act NABDA The stakeholders expressed their reservations on the bill at a public hearing organised by the Senate Committee on Environment The bill was sponsored Sen Yahaya Abdullahi PDP Kebbi Abdullahi had in the proposed amendment sought for strict regulation on foods that are genetically modified and perceived as health hazards He had specifically sought for labelling of Genetically Modified Foods GMF in the country for consumers to understand the difference between the GMF and natural ones He had recommended sanctions against violation of the proposed law However at the public hearing virtually all the stakeholders in the biosafety sector rejected the proposed legislation in separate submissions The Director General of National Bio Technology Development Agency NABDA Prof Abdullahi Mustapha said the proposed amendment of the act was unnecessary According to him NABDA and other relevant agencies have been carrying out the regulation being sought for in preventing consumption of toxic chemicals by Nigerians There is no reason there is no justification for the proposed legislation as NABDA has made significant achievements on agriculture and vaccines production towards checkmating consumption of toxic chemicals from modified foods and addressing the problem of insecurity It is on this achievement that President Muhammadu Buhari assented to the bill now Act making NABDA to embark on wide range of research work and accessing international grants for its scientifically and technologically driven bio technology development he said The President of All Farmers Association in Nigeria AFAN Mr Kabiru Ibrahim also rejected the bill saying that Nigerian farmers were up to the responsibility of providing food sufficiency in the country The Executive Director Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights Mr Frank Tiete said accepting the proposal would amount to violation of treaty entered into by Nigeria through the existing Act with 173 other countries across the globe The 173 countries have ratified the protocol that had been domesticated as law in Nigeria There is absolutely no need for the amendment of this law The are calls for amendment is simply open doors for confusion open doors of vexations and frivolous gold digging litigation An amendment in law and practice is as a result of where there is a mischief Our submission is that the entirety of the proposed amendment is needless it is inadvertently going to cause confusion excite gold digging litigations It will discourage scientists from innovation biotechnology has helped the whole world he said Some members of the committee and Vice Chairman Senators Hassan Hadeijia Nnachi Michael among others also kicked against the bill NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Stakeholders in Biosafety sector reject proposed amendment to NABDA Act
     Some stakeholders in Biosafety Sector on Wednesday kicked against the amendment to the National Biosafety Management Agency Act NABDA The stakeholders expressed their reservations on the bill at a public hearing organised by the Senate Committee on Environment The bill was sponsored Sen Yahaya Abdullahi PDP Kebbi Abdullahi had in the proposed amendment sought for strict regulation on foods that are genetically modified and perceived as health hazards He had specifically sought for labelling of Genetically Modified Foods GMF in the country for consumers to understand the difference between the GMF and natural ones He had recommended sanctions against violation of the proposed law However at the public hearing virtually all the stakeholders in the biosafety sector rejected the proposed legislation in separate submissions The Director General of National Bio Technology Development Agency NABDA Prof Abdullahi Mustapha said the proposed amendment of the act was unnecessary According to him NABDA and other relevant agencies have been carrying out the regulation being sought for in preventing consumption of toxic chemicals by Nigerians There is no reason there is no justification for the proposed legislation as NABDA has made significant achievements on agriculture and vaccines production towards checkmating consumption of toxic chemicals from modified foods and addressing the problem of insecurity It is on this achievement that President Muhammadu Buhari assented to the bill now Act making NABDA to embark on wide range of research work and accessing international grants for its scientifically and technologically driven bio technology development he said The President of All Farmers Association in Nigeria AFAN Mr Kabiru Ibrahim also rejected the bill saying that Nigerian farmers were up to the responsibility of providing food sufficiency in the country The Executive Director Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights Mr Frank Tiete said accepting the proposal would amount to violation of treaty entered into by Nigeria through the existing Act with 173 other countries across the globe The 173 countries have ratified the protocol that had been domesticated as law in Nigeria There is absolutely no need for the amendment of this law The are calls for amendment is simply open doors for confusion open doors of vexations and frivolous gold digging litigation An amendment in law and practice is as a result of where there is a mischief Our submission is that the entirety of the proposed amendment is needless it is inadvertently going to cause confusion excite gold digging litigations It will discourage scientists from innovation biotechnology has helped the whole world he said Some members of the committee and Vice Chairman Senators Hassan Hadeijia Nnachi Michael among others also kicked against the bill NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Stakeholders in Biosafety sector reject proposed amendment to NABDA Act
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    Stakeholders in Biosafety sector reject proposed amendment to NABDA Act

    Some stakeholders in Biosafety Sector on Wednesday kicked against the amendment to the National Biosafety Management Agency Act ( NABDA), The stakeholders expressed their reservations on the bill at a public hearing organised by the Senate Committee on Environment.

    The bill was sponsored Sen.Yahaya Abdullahi.

    (PDP- Kebbi).

    Abdullahi had in the proposed amendment sought for strict regulation on foods that are genetically modified and perceived as health hazards .

    He had specifically sought for labelling of Genetically Modified Foods (GMF) in the country for consumers to understand the difference between the GMF and natural ones.

    He had recommended sanctions against violation of the proposed law.

    However, at the public hearing, virtually all the stakeholders in the biosafety sector rejected the proposed legislation in separate submissions.

    The Director’General of National Bio – Technology Development Agency ( NABDA), Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha said the proposed amendment of the act was unnecessary .

    According to him , NABDA and other relevant agencies have been carrying out the regulation being sought for in preventing consumption of toxic chemicals by Nigerians .

    ” There is no reason; there is no justification for the proposed legislation as NABDA has made significant achievements on agriculture and vaccines production towards checkmating consumption of toxic chemicals from modified foods and addressing the problem of insecurity .

    ” It is on this achievement that President Muhammadu Buhari assented to the bill now Act, making NABDA to embark on wide range of research work and accessing international grants for its scientifically and technologically driven bio – technology development ” he said .

    The President of All Farmers Association in Nigeria ( AFAN) ,Mr Kabiru Ibrahim also rejected the bill, saying that Nigerian farmers were up to the responsibility of providing food sufficiency in the country .

    The Executive Director, Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights, Mr. Frank Tiete , said accepting the proposal would amount to violation of treaty entered into by Nigeria through the existing Act with 173 other countries across the globe .

    “The 173 countries have ratified the protocol that had been domesticated as law in Nigeria.

    “There is absolutely no need for the amendment of this law.

    “The are calls for amendment is simply open doors for confusion, open doors of vexations and frivolous gold digging litigation.

    “An amendment in law and practice is as a result of where there is a mischief.

    “Our submission is that the entirety of the proposed amendment is needless, it is inadvertently going to cause confusion, excite gold digging litigations.

    “It will discourage scientists from innovation, biotechnology has helped the whole world,” he said.

    Some members of the committee and Vice Chairman, Senators Hassan Hadeijia, Nnachi Michael among others also kicked against the bill.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  NAN National Information Technology Development Agency NITDA said the Federal Government would partner with Africa Creative Market ACM to train creators on use of emerging technologies This is in order to identify and build the teeming talents in Nigeria s creative industry The Director General NITDA Kashifu Inuwa said this on Wednesday in Lagos that FG would partner to create talents and boost the region s creative capabilities Inuwas said that FG would as well strategically place creators at the forefront of technologically driven businesses in the African continent Inuwa made this known while giving a keynote address on The Importance of Tech in the Creative Industry at the Africa Creative Market ACM event He said that emerging technologies were disrupting the way humans produce distribute and consume content and that the creator of content remains central to everything The D G said that Federal Government through NITDA was ready to partner with ACM to create talents and train Nigerians on how to use emerging technologies to excel and thrive in all their innovations According to him plans were already underway to train one million app developers in the next 18 months We are partnering with ACM after this summit to train you on Metaverse artificial intelligence blockchain and many more We are identifying people that need the training and will get the best trainers in the world to come and train the trainers he said Inuwa encouraged African creators to be part of the crop of people who would create Metaverse as the days of playing the catch up game by Africa were over He said that the creation of Metaverse would help achieve three things to ensure ownership and protect copyright to create income and to put indigenous creators on the global stage Inuwa while emphasizing on the value emerging technologies come with encouraged the audience to position themselves toward creating value from the emerging technologies According to him there was a lot of research that Metaverse would add between 5 13 trillion to the global GDP by 2030 He said that was the reason for the ACM event and government s partnership to help build talents and support the course of building the Metaverse Inuwa said that with Metaverse users would have the sense of emersion and it would help Africans tell indigenous stories to the rest of the world while also capturing the needed value The 2022 ACM programme focused on training and empowering youths in creative technologies and covered different areas including Animation games and metaverse NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NITDA partners ACM to train indigenous  creators
     NAN National Information Technology Development Agency NITDA said the Federal Government would partner with Africa Creative Market ACM to train creators on use of emerging technologies This is in order to identify and build the teeming talents in Nigeria s creative industry The Director General NITDA Kashifu Inuwa said this on Wednesday in Lagos that FG would partner to create talents and boost the region s creative capabilities Inuwas said that FG would as well strategically place creators at the forefront of technologically driven businesses in the African continent Inuwa made this known while giving a keynote address on The Importance of Tech in the Creative Industry at the Africa Creative Market ACM event He said that emerging technologies were disrupting the way humans produce distribute and consume content and that the creator of content remains central to everything The D G said that Federal Government through NITDA was ready to partner with ACM to create talents and train Nigerians on how to use emerging technologies to excel and thrive in all their innovations According to him plans were already underway to train one million app developers in the next 18 months We are partnering with ACM after this summit to train you on Metaverse artificial intelligence blockchain and many more We are identifying people that need the training and will get the best trainers in the world to come and train the trainers he said Inuwa encouraged African creators to be part of the crop of people who would create Metaverse as the days of playing the catch up game by Africa were over He said that the creation of Metaverse would help achieve three things to ensure ownership and protect copyright to create income and to put indigenous creators on the global stage Inuwa while emphasizing on the value emerging technologies come with encouraged the audience to position themselves toward creating value from the emerging technologies According to him there was a lot of research that Metaverse would add between 5 13 trillion to the global GDP by 2030 He said that was the reason for the ACM event and government s partnership to help build talents and support the course of building the Metaverse Inuwa said that with Metaverse users would have the sense of emersion and it would help Africans tell indigenous stories to the rest of the world while also capturing the needed value The 2022 ACM programme focused on training and empowering youths in creative technologies and covered different areas including Animation games and metaverse NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NITDA partners ACM to train indigenous  creators
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    NITDA partners ACM to train indigenous  creators

    NAN) National Information Technology Development Agency  (NITDA), said the Federal Government would partner with Africa Creative Market (ACM), to train creators on use of emerging technologies.

    This is in order to identify and build the teeming talents in Nigeria’s creative industry.

    The Director-General, NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa ,said this on Wednesday, in Lagos that FG would  partner  to create talents and boost the region’s creative capabilities.

    Inuwas said that FG would as well strategically place creators at the forefront of technologically-driven businesses in the African continent.

    Inuwa made this known while giving a keynote address on “The Importance of Tech. in the Creative Industry”, at the Africa Creative Market (ACM) event.

    He said that emerging technologies were disrupting the way humans produce, distribute and consume content and that the creator of content remains central to everything.

    The D-G said  that Federal Government, through NITDA, was ready to partner with ACM to create talents and train Nigerians  on how to use emerging technologies to excel and thrive in all their innovations.

    According  to him,  plans were  already underway to train one million app developers in the next 18 months.

    “We are partnering with ACM after this summit to train you on Metaverse, artificial intelligence, blockchain and many more.

    ‘’We are identifying people that need the training and will get the best trainers in the world to come and train the trainers,” he said.

    Inuwa encouraged  African creators to be part of the crop of people who would create Metaverse, ”as the days of playing the catch-up game by Africa were over.

    ” He said that the creation of Metaverse would help achieve three things, to ensure ownership and protect copyright, to create income and to put indigenous creators on the global stage.

    Inuwa, while emphasizing on the value emerging technologies come with, encouraged the audience to position themselves toward creating value from the emerging technologies.

    According to him, there was a lot of research  that Metaverse would add between $5-13 trillion  to the global GDP by 2030. He said that was the reason for the ACM event and government’s  partnership  to help build talents and support the course of building the Metaverse.

    Inuwa said that with Metaverse, users would have the sense of emersion and it would help Africans  tell  indigenous stories to the rest of the world, while also capturing the needed value.

    The 2022 ACM programme focused on training and empowering youths in creative technologies and covered different areas including: Animation, games and metaverse.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Yobe Government and Green and Blue Communications amp Electronics Ltd on Wednesday signed a N3 8 billion contract for the construction of Geidam ultra modern market The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Alhaji Barma Shetima state Commissioner for Commerce Industry and Tourism and Malam Kura Goni Mama signed the contract on behalf of the state and the firm respectively Speaking at the occasion Shetima said that due process was followed in awarding the contract which would be completed within 12 months He listed the structures in the market to include administrative block perimeter fence gate house road network drains mosque public toilets 500 shops stalls and stores The commissioner urged the contractor to do a good job in line with the contract agreement and specifications Shetima said the project was part of Gov Mai Mala Buni s initiative to enhance commercial activities improve internally generated revenue and provide job opportunities in the state He said that a similar market project was completed in Gashua and would be inaugurated on Sept 3 while three others in Nguru Potiskum and Damaturu had reached various levels of completion In his remarks Goni Mama thanked the state for awarding the contract to his company and pledged to carry out quality work within the time frame NAN reports that the event was witnessed by Alhaji Bukar Mustapha Member representing Geidam Central in the state House of Assembly and Alhaji Bukar Dauda Commissioner Housing and Urban Development NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Yobe govt, firm sign N3.8bn contract for Geidam ultra-modern market
     Yobe Government and Green and Blue Communications amp Electronics Ltd on Wednesday signed a N3 8 billion contract for the construction of Geidam ultra modern market The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Alhaji Barma Shetima state Commissioner for Commerce Industry and Tourism and Malam Kura Goni Mama signed the contract on behalf of the state and the firm respectively Speaking at the occasion Shetima said that due process was followed in awarding the contract which would be completed within 12 months He listed the structures in the market to include administrative block perimeter fence gate house road network drains mosque public toilets 500 shops stalls and stores The commissioner urged the contractor to do a good job in line with the contract agreement and specifications Shetima said the project was part of Gov Mai Mala Buni s initiative to enhance commercial activities improve internally generated revenue and provide job opportunities in the state He said that a similar market project was completed in Gashua and would be inaugurated on Sept 3 while three others in Nguru Potiskum and Damaturu had reached various levels of completion In his remarks Goni Mama thanked the state for awarding the contract to his company and pledged to carry out quality work within the time frame NAN reports that the event was witnessed by Alhaji Bukar Mustapha Member representing Geidam Central in the state House of Assembly and Alhaji Bukar Dauda Commissioner Housing and Urban Development NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Yobe govt, firm sign N3.8bn contract for Geidam ultra-modern market
    Economy4 weeks ago

    Yobe govt, firm sign N3.8bn contract for Geidam ultra-modern market

    Yobe Government and Green and Blue Communications & Electronics Ltd., on Wednesday signed a N3.8 billion contract for the construction of Geidam ultra-modern market.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Alhaji Barma Shetima, state Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Tourism and Malam Kura Goni-Mama signed the contract on behalf of the state and the firm respectively.

    Speaking at the occasion, Shetima said that due process was followed in awarding the contract which would be completed within 12 months.

    He listed the structures in the market to include administrative block, perimeter fence, gate house, road network, drains, mosque, public toilets, 500 shops, stalls, and stores.

    The commissioner urged the contractor to do a good job in line with the contract agreement and specifications.

    Shetima said the project was part of Gov. Mai Mala Buni’s initiative to enhance commercial activities, improve internally generated revenue and provide job opportunities in the state.

    He said that a similar market project was completed in Gashua and would be inaugurated on Sept. 3, while three others in Nguru, Potiskum and Damaturu, had reached various levels of completion.

    In his remarks, Goni-Mama thanked the state for awarding the contract to his company and pledged to carry out quality work within the time frame.

    NAN reports that the event was witnessed by Alhaji Bukar Mustapha, Member representing Geidam Central in the state House of Assembly; and Alhaji Bukar Dauda, Commissioner, Housing and Urban Development.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   Burkinab peacekeeper receives UN Woman Police Officer of the Year award Burkinab peacekeeper receives UN Woman Police Officer of the Year award Award By Busayo Onijala Lagos Aug 31 Chief Warrant Officer Alizeta Kinda of the Burkina Faso National Police has received the United Nations Police Officer of the Year award The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the award is given yearly to a woman police officer currently serving in a United Nations peace operation for exceptional performance The award which was presented to Kinda on Wednesday on the sidelines of the third UN Chiefs of Police Summit UNCOPS was co sponsored by the Permanent Missions of Canada and Norway It was monitored by NAN via the UNWebTV Mr Jean Pierre Lacroix Under Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations said the award was granted to Kinda for her service to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali MINUSMA According to him MINUSMA is one of the difficult and dangerous missions Lacroix said it was a mission in which it was often very difficult to reach women and girls to give support and information regarding their rights in order for them to become better aware of their needs Chief Warrant Officer Kinda and her team have devoted themselves to this difficult task by organizing as it was information sharing sessions that allowed them to reach more than 1000 women Her efforts were very important to create an environment of trust that allowed victims to find themselves or feel that they could trust in the process that allowed them obtain support Lacroix noted that the Women Peace and Security Agenda stressed the need to accelerate efforts to achieve gender parity He said that achieving parity was not about just numbers but mostly about enabling women and men to have a fully equal and meaningful role in the workplace By serving as a role model and as a leader for her fellow police officers and members of the community Officer Kinda is really an inspiration to all of us and her work shows what can be accomplished when we support and empower women police officers Lacroix said NAN also reports that Kinda currently serves as a gender focal point with MINUSMA Her efforts to promote and improve understanding of gender child protection and human rights issues in Menaka have led to increased reporting of cases of sexual and gender based violence to the Malian Security Forces In her remarks she expressed gratitude to the UN for recognizing and valuing her work in MINUSMA beyond her expectations I am pleased that despite the terrorist threats the IED and rocket attacks the efforts of my colleagues and myself are receiving accolades and I am happy that I have invested in contributing to women s capacity building During my deployment I observed that women in Mali did not always feel independent and autonomous especially in areas outside Bamako so I set myself the personal goal of changing that According to her she developed and implemented a project to help 50 local women make and sell eco friendly bags This she said allowed them to pay for their children s school fees as well as medical expenses with the support of the Human Rights section Kinda noted that together with her colleagues workshops and conferences were organized for boys and girls to raise awareness on the attitudes and behaviors necessary to be protected from dangers in their daily activities We focused on the importance of keeping girls in the school system in a sustainable manner the value of joining the ranks of the Malian security forces as well as the harms of early marriage With this knowledge I sincerely hope that the younger generations of Menaka are better equipped to contribute to the fight against sexual and gender based violence advocate for the school education of the girl and understand the importance of the presence of women in the Malian security forces This award makes me a UN ambassador for peace and promotion of gender I promise to hold the torch high by continuing to honour the UN through my work and my daily commitment she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Burkinabé peacekeeper receives UN Woman Police Officer of the Year award
      Burkinab peacekeeper receives UN Woman Police Officer of the Year award Burkinab peacekeeper receives UN Woman Police Officer of the Year award Award By Busayo Onijala Lagos Aug 31 Chief Warrant Officer Alizeta Kinda of the Burkina Faso National Police has received the United Nations Police Officer of the Year award The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the award is given yearly to a woman police officer currently serving in a United Nations peace operation for exceptional performance The award which was presented to Kinda on Wednesday on the sidelines of the third UN Chiefs of Police Summit UNCOPS was co sponsored by the Permanent Missions of Canada and Norway It was monitored by NAN via the UNWebTV Mr Jean Pierre Lacroix Under Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations said the award was granted to Kinda for her service to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali MINUSMA According to him MINUSMA is one of the difficult and dangerous missions Lacroix said it was a mission in which it was often very difficult to reach women and girls to give support and information regarding their rights in order for them to become better aware of their needs Chief Warrant Officer Kinda and her team have devoted themselves to this difficult task by organizing as it was information sharing sessions that allowed them to reach more than 1000 women Her efforts were very important to create an environment of trust that allowed victims to find themselves or feel that they could trust in the process that allowed them obtain support Lacroix noted that the Women Peace and Security Agenda stressed the need to accelerate efforts to achieve gender parity He said that achieving parity was not about just numbers but mostly about enabling women and men to have a fully equal and meaningful role in the workplace By serving as a role model and as a leader for her fellow police officers and members of the community Officer Kinda is really an inspiration to all of us and her work shows what can be accomplished when we support and empower women police officers Lacroix said NAN also reports that Kinda currently serves as a gender focal point with MINUSMA Her efforts to promote and improve understanding of gender child protection and human rights issues in Menaka have led to increased reporting of cases of sexual and gender based violence to the Malian Security Forces In her remarks she expressed gratitude to the UN for recognizing and valuing her work in MINUSMA beyond her expectations I am pleased that despite the terrorist threats the IED and rocket attacks the efforts of my colleagues and myself are receiving accolades and I am happy that I have invested in contributing to women s capacity building During my deployment I observed that women in Mali did not always feel independent and autonomous especially in areas outside Bamako so I set myself the personal goal of changing that According to her she developed and implemented a project to help 50 local women make and sell eco friendly bags This she said allowed them to pay for their children s school fees as well as medical expenses with the support of the Human Rights section Kinda noted that together with her colleagues workshops and conferences were organized for boys and girls to raise awareness on the attitudes and behaviors necessary to be protected from dangers in their daily activities We focused on the importance of keeping girls in the school system in a sustainable manner the value of joining the ranks of the Malian security forces as well as the harms of early marriage With this knowledge I sincerely hope that the younger generations of Menaka are better equipped to contribute to the fight against sexual and gender based violence advocate for the school education of the girl and understand the importance of the presence of women in the Malian security forces This award makes me a UN ambassador for peace and promotion of gender I promise to hold the torch high by continuing to honour the UN through my work and my daily commitment she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Burkinabé peacekeeper receives UN Woman Police Officer of the Year award
    Foreign4 weeks ago

    Burkinabé peacekeeper receives UN Woman Police Officer of the Year award

    Burkinabé peacekeeper receives UN Woman Police Officer of the Year award Burkinabé peacekeeper receives UN Woman Police Officer of the Year awardAward By Busayo Onijala Lagos, Aug. 31 Chief Warrant Officer Alizeta Kinda of the Burkina Faso National Police has received  the United Nations Police Officer of the Year award.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the award is given yearly, to a woman police officer currently serving in a United Nations peace operation for exceptional performance.

    The award, which was presented to Kinda on Wednesday, on the sidelines of the third UN Chiefs of Police Summit (UNCOPS), was co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions of Canada and Norway.

    It was monitored by NAN via the UNWebTV.

    Mr Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations said the award was granted to Kinda for her service to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).

    According to him, MINUSMA is one of the difficult and dangerous missions.

    Lacroix said it was a mission in which it was often very difficult to reach women and girls to give support and information regarding their rights in order for them to become better aware of their needs.

    “Chief Warrant Officer Kinda and her team have devoted themselves to this difficult task by organizing, as it was, information sharing sessions, that allowed them to reach more than 1000 women.

    “Her efforts were very important to create an environment of trust that allowed victims to find themselves or feel that they could trust in the process that allowed them obtain support.

    ” Lacroix noted that the Women, Peace and Security Agenda stressed the need to accelerate efforts to achieve gender parity,.

    He said that achieving parity was not about just numbers but mostly about enabling women and men to have a fully equal and meaningful role in the workplace.

    “By serving as a role model, and as a leader for her fellow police officers and members of the community, Officer Kinda is really an inspiration to all of us and her work shows what can be accomplished when we support and empower women police officers,” Lacroix said.

    NAN also reports that Kinda currently serves as a gender focal point with MINUSMA.

    Her efforts to promote and improve understanding of gender, child protection and human rights issues in Menaka have led to increased reporting of cases of sexual and gender-based violence to the Malian Security Forces.

    In her remarks, she expressed gratitude to the UN for recognizing and valuing her work in MINUSMA beyond her expectations.

    “I am pleased that despite the terrorist threats, the IED and rocket attacks, the efforts of my colleagues and myself are receiving accolades and I am happy that I have invested in contributing to women’s capacity building.

    “During my deployment, I observed that women in Mali did not always feel independent and autonomous, especially in areas outside Bamako, so I set myself the personal goal of changing that.

    ” According to her, she developed and implemented a project to help 50 local women make and sell eco-friendly bags.

    This, she said, allowed them to pay for their children’s school fees, as well as medical expenses, with the support of the Human Rights section.

    Kinda noted that together with her colleagues, workshops and conferences were organized for boys and girls to raise awareness on the attitudes and behaviors necessary to be protected from dangers in their daily activities.

    “We focused on the importance of keeping girls in the school system in a sustainable manner, the value of joining the ranks of the Malian security forces as well as the harms of early marriage.

    “With this knowledge, I sincerely hope that the younger generations of Menaka are better equipped to contribute to the fight against sexual and gender based violence, advocate for the school education of the girl and understand the importance of the presence of women in the Malian security forces.

    “This award makes me a UN ambassador for peace and promotion of gender.

    I promise to hold the torch high by continuing to honour the UN through my work and my daily commitment,” she said  
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  •  Agege Local Government has embarked on construction of eight link roads simultaneously the Vice Chairman Mr Gbenga Abiola has revealed Abiola who is also the council s Supervisor for Works disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos He said that the Alhaji Ganiyu Egunjobi led administration was poised in ensuring the links roads ease the plight of motoring public Abiola said Today I led a team of council executives as we inspected eight different road projects being constructed simultaneously by Agege Local Government and led by Alhaji Ganiyu Kola Egunjobi This construction is geared towards enabling smooth movement creation of a more conducive and livable environment It will also tackle flood reduction of traffic and most importantly to add value to the community in general He said that his team would leave no stone unturned in monitoring the progress and quality of the job so as to get value for the tax payers money According to him efforts will be made to ensure that the roads constructed are ones that will showcase the purpose of the local government Calling for the support of the residents Abiola said Together we shall make Agege greater and greater it shall be He said that that the link roads were Oredapo Adeyemi Ajibose Onibeju Mayaka Ogunjobi Capitol Onibeju and Capitol Oredapo NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Agege LG begins construction of 8 link roads – Council boss
     Agege Local Government has embarked on construction of eight link roads simultaneously the Vice Chairman Mr Gbenga Abiola has revealed Abiola who is also the council s Supervisor for Works disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos He said that the Alhaji Ganiyu Egunjobi led administration was poised in ensuring the links roads ease the plight of motoring public Abiola said Today I led a team of council executives as we inspected eight different road projects being constructed simultaneously by Agege Local Government and led by Alhaji Ganiyu Kola Egunjobi This construction is geared towards enabling smooth movement creation of a more conducive and livable environment It will also tackle flood reduction of traffic and most importantly to add value to the community in general He said that his team would leave no stone unturned in monitoring the progress and quality of the job so as to get value for the tax payers money According to him efforts will be made to ensure that the roads constructed are ones that will showcase the purpose of the local government Calling for the support of the residents Abiola said Together we shall make Agege greater and greater it shall be He said that that the link roads were Oredapo Adeyemi Ajibose Onibeju Mayaka Ogunjobi Capitol Onibeju and Capitol Oredapo NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Agege LG begins construction of 8 link roads – Council boss
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    Agege LG begins construction of 8 link roads – Council boss

    Agege Local Government has embarked on construction of eight link roads simultaneously, the Vice Chairman, Mr Gbenga Abiola, has revealed.

    Abiola, who is also the council’s Supervisor for Works, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos.

    He said that the Alhaji Ganiyu Egunjobi-led administration was poised in ensuring the links roads ease the plight of motoring public.

    Abiola said: “Today, I led a team of council executives as we inspected eight different road projects being constructed simultaneously by Agege Local Government and led by Alhaji Ganiyu Kola Egunjobi.

    “This construction is geared towards enabling smooth movement, creation of a more conducive and livable environment.

    “It will also tackle flood, reduction of traffic and most importantly to add value to the community in general.

    ” He said that his team would leave no stone unturned in monitoring the progress and quality of the job, so as to get value for the tax payers’ money.

    According to him, efforts will be made to ensure that the roads constructed are ones that will showcase the purpose of the local government.

    Calling for the support of the residents, Abiola said, “Together we shall make Agege greater and greater it shall be.

    ” He said that that the link roads were Oredapo, Adeyemi, Ajibose, Onibeju, Mayaka, Ogunjobi, Capitol-Onibeju and Capitol – Oredapo.


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  •  Ahead of its election scheduled for December the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ Oyo State Council on Wednesday adopted and inaugurated a five man Committee saddled with the responsibility of organising and conduct a hitch free election Members of the committee who were unanimously nominated were subsequently adopted by members present at the August Congress of the union The committee members names were however forwarded to the National Secretariat of the union for ratification at the end of the Congress When the committee members names were presented at the congress Mr Olamide Adeniji of the Information Chapel moved the motion for its adoption while Mr Dapo Ibikunle of Inspiration FM Chapel seconded the motion The committee would be chaired by Dupe Fehintola of BCOS Chapel while Nurudeen Alimi of the Nigerian Tribune would serve as the Secretary Other members of the committee were Remi Afonja of the NTA Chapel Temilola Akarah of the Information Chapel and Khalid Imran of the Oke Ogun Information Chapel Inaugurating the committee Mr Bayo Akamo a National Trustee of the union called on the committee members to discharge their duties without bias Akamo said that their nomination and adoption by the congress is a true test of their integrity which he said must not for whatever reason be dented In his remarks Alhaji Ademola Babalola the state council Chairman urged the committee members to be diligent while carrying out the task before them Babalola said As all eyes are now on you it is expected of the committee members to conduct a credible free and fair election for the union Responding on behalf of the committee Fehintola appreciated the congress for its confidence in the committee members promising that they would not to let the union down She pledged total commitment of the members to ensure effective delivery of the task before us Fehintola assured the congress that the confidence reposed in the committee members would not be taken for granted She further assured members of the union of fair and equal treatment of all aspirants toward the conduct of a free fair and peaceful election comes December NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Oyo NUJ inaugurates credentials/screening committee for 2022 election
     Ahead of its election scheduled for December the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ Oyo State Council on Wednesday adopted and inaugurated a five man Committee saddled with the responsibility of organising and conduct a hitch free election Members of the committee who were unanimously nominated were subsequently adopted by members present at the August Congress of the union The committee members names were however forwarded to the National Secretariat of the union for ratification at the end of the Congress When the committee members names were presented at the congress Mr Olamide Adeniji of the Information Chapel moved the motion for its adoption while Mr Dapo Ibikunle of Inspiration FM Chapel seconded the motion The committee would be chaired by Dupe Fehintola of BCOS Chapel while Nurudeen Alimi of the Nigerian Tribune would serve as the Secretary Other members of the committee were Remi Afonja of the NTA Chapel Temilola Akarah of the Information Chapel and Khalid Imran of the Oke Ogun Information Chapel Inaugurating the committee Mr Bayo Akamo a National Trustee of the union called on the committee members to discharge their duties without bias Akamo said that their nomination and adoption by the congress is a true test of their integrity which he said must not for whatever reason be dented In his remarks Alhaji Ademola Babalola the state council Chairman urged the committee members to be diligent while carrying out the task before them Babalola said As all eyes are now on you it is expected of the committee members to conduct a credible free and fair election for the union Responding on behalf of the committee Fehintola appreciated the congress for its confidence in the committee members promising that they would not to let the union down She pledged total commitment of the members to ensure effective delivery of the task before us Fehintola assured the congress that the confidence reposed in the committee members would not be taken for granted She further assured members of the union of fair and equal treatment of all aspirants toward the conduct of a free fair and peaceful election comes December NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Oyo NUJ inaugurates credentials/screening committee for 2022 election
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    Oyo NUJ inaugurates credentials/screening committee for 2022 election

    Ahead of its election scheduled for December, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Oyo State Council, on Wednesday adopted and inaugurated a five-man Committee saddled with the responsibility of organising and conduct a hitch-free election.

    Members of the committee, who were unanimously nominated were subsequently adopted by members present at the August Congress of the union.

    The committee members’ names were, however, forwarded to the National Secretariat of the union for ratification at the end of the Congress.

    When the committee members’ names were presented at the congress, Mr Olamide Adeniji of the Information Chapel moved the motion for its adoption, while Mr Dapo Ibikunle of Inspiration FM Chapel, seconded the motion.

    The committee would be chaired by Dupe Fehintola of BCOS Chapel; while Nurudeen Alimi of the Nigerian Tribune would serve as the Secretary.

    Other members of the committee were Remi Afonja of the NTA Chapel; Temilola Akarah of the Information Chapel and Khalid Imran of the Oke-Ogun Information Chapel.

    Inaugurating the committee, Mr Bayo Akamo, a National Trustee of the union, called on the committee members to discharge their duties without bias.

    Akamo said that their nomination and adoption by the congress, “is a true test of their integrity”, which he said, must not, for whatever reason, be dented.

    In his remarks, Alhaji Ademola Babalola, the state council Chairman, urged the committee members to be diligent, while carrying out the task before them.

    Babalola said, “As all eyes are now on you, it is expected of the committee members to conduct a credible, free and fair election for the union.

    ” Responding on behalf of the committee, Fehintola appreciated the congress for its confidence in the committee members, promising that they would not to let the union down.

    She pledged total commitment of the members to “ensure effective delivery of the task before us”.

    Fehintola assured the congress that the confidence reposed in the committee members would not be taken for granted.

    She further assured members of the union of fair and equal treatment of all aspirants toward the conduct of a free, fair and peaceful election comes December.


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  •  The National Directorate of Employment NDE on Wednesday began a three month job training scheme for 30 youths in Abia aimed at making them self reliant and job creators The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the programme known as Environmental Beautification Training Scheme EBTS is designed to train the youths in flower decoration and tree planting They youths will also be trained in interlocking constructions and designs Plaster of Paris POP construction and design amongst other decorative jobs Addressing the trainees at the NDE secretariat in Umuahia the Director General Malam Nuhu Fikpo charged the 2022 set to utilise every opportunity provided by the training in becoming self reliant and job creators Fikpo represented by the Abia Coordinator of NDE Mr Chima Ibe said that NDE was in the business of training youths in the state and other parts of the country in line with the job creation agenda of the Federal Government He urged the trainees to concentrate on their field studies as unscheduled visits would be paid to them regularly to monitor those serious with the scheme and those who were not He said that the Federal Government had spent a huge sum of money in providing skills acquisition for the youths and other categories of unemployed persons We will do our evaluation after discovering those who distinguished themselves during the three months training We are going to be monitoring you Abuja will also be monitoring you Fikpo said According to him starter packs will be provided for those who are worthy and only those that are found worthy will be resettled Earlier in his address the Head of Special Public Works Department Mr Michael Ubani explained that a one week orientation programme was earlier organised for youths before the commencement of the training He explained that the trainings were in three categories namely soft hard and POP Ubani said In soft category we train them on how to use flowers trees plants and other ornamental materials to decorate the environment In the hard category we train them on how to use hard stones in making interlocking They are also trained on how to install POP in buildings in POP category Speaking on behalf of the trainees Mr Samuel Umoh expressed gratitude to NDE for the skills acquisition programme and pledged to utilise the opportunities NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NDE begins training of youths in Abia
     The National Directorate of Employment NDE on Wednesday began a three month job training scheme for 30 youths in Abia aimed at making them self reliant and job creators The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the programme known as Environmental Beautification Training Scheme EBTS is designed to train the youths in flower decoration and tree planting They youths will also be trained in interlocking constructions and designs Plaster of Paris POP construction and design amongst other decorative jobs Addressing the trainees at the NDE secretariat in Umuahia the Director General Malam Nuhu Fikpo charged the 2022 set to utilise every opportunity provided by the training in becoming self reliant and job creators Fikpo represented by the Abia Coordinator of NDE Mr Chima Ibe said that NDE was in the business of training youths in the state and other parts of the country in line with the job creation agenda of the Federal Government He urged the trainees to concentrate on their field studies as unscheduled visits would be paid to them regularly to monitor those serious with the scheme and those who were not He said that the Federal Government had spent a huge sum of money in providing skills acquisition for the youths and other categories of unemployed persons We will do our evaluation after discovering those who distinguished themselves during the three months training We are going to be monitoring you Abuja will also be monitoring you Fikpo said According to him starter packs will be provided for those who are worthy and only those that are found worthy will be resettled Earlier in his address the Head of Special Public Works Department Mr Michael Ubani explained that a one week orientation programme was earlier organised for youths before the commencement of the training He explained that the trainings were in three categories namely soft hard and POP Ubani said In soft category we train them on how to use flowers trees plants and other ornamental materials to decorate the environment In the hard category we train them on how to use hard stones in making interlocking They are also trained on how to install POP in buildings in POP category Speaking on behalf of the trainees Mr Samuel Umoh expressed gratitude to NDE for the skills acquisition programme and pledged to utilise the opportunities NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NDE begins training of youths in Abia
    Economy4 weeks ago

    NDE begins training of youths in Abia

    The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) on Wednesday, began a three-month job training scheme for 30 youths in Abia, aimed at making them self-reliant and job creators.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the programme, known as Environmental Beautification Training Scheme (EBTS) is designed to train the youths in flower decoration and tree planting.

    They (youths) will also be trained in interlocking constructions and designs, Plaster of Paris (POP) construction and design, amongst other decorative jobs.

    Addressing the trainees at the NDE secretariat in Umuahia, the Director-General, Malam Nuhu Fikpo, charged the 2022 set to utilise every opportunity provided by the training  in becoming self-reliant and job creators.

    Fikpo, represented by the Abia Coordinator of NDE, Mr Chima Ibe, said that NDE was in the business of training youths in the state and other parts of the country in line with the job creation agenda of the Federal Government.

    He urged the trainees to concentrate on their field studies, as unscheduled visits would be paid to them regularly to monitor those serious with the scheme and those who were not.

    He said that the Federal Government had spent a huge sum of money in providing skills acquisition for the youths and other categories of unemployed persons.

    “We will do our evaluation after discovering those who distinguished themselves during the three months training.

    “We are going to be monitoring you.

    Abuja will also be monitoring you,” Fikpo said.

    According to him, starter packs will be provided for those who are worthy and only those that are found worthy will be resettled.

    Earlier in his address, the Head of Special Public Works Department, Mr Michael Ubani, explained that a one-week orientation programme was earlier organised for youths before the commencement of the training.

    He explained that the trainings were in three categories, namely: soft, hard and POP.

    Ubani said: “In soft category, we train them on how to use flowers, trees, plants and other ornamental materials to decorate the environment.

    “In the hard category, we train them on how to use hard stones in making interlocking.

    “They are also trained on how to install POP in buildings in POP category.

    ” Speaking on behalf of the trainees, Mr Samuel Umoh, expressed gratitude to NDE for the skills acquisition programme and pledged to utilise the opportunities.


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  •  A global e commerce and direct selling firm QNET Ltd says it is taking advantage of technology and innovation to train 6 000 youths on financial management skills in Nigeria The company s Chief Executive Officer CEO of QNET Malou Caluza who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos said such skills would bring more economic opportunities to Nigeria as an emerging economy Caluza said that the company s plan was to empower people to take control of their financial futures to be their own bosses and create a healthy work life balance He also said that part of the QNET strategies was building a sustainable future by making a positive impact in the lives of its people especial those within its host communities The CEO said that QNET had launched its signature programme for financial literacy known as FINGREEN in Nigeria According to him this aims is to develop healthy financial habits through education and training to promote sustainable community development QNET s aim with FINGREEN is to train 6 000 young people in Nigeria with financial management skills This approach is to intensify the financial inclusion of more youth in Nigeria as this would help expunge financial illiteracy in the country QNET realises that the only way to bring about poverty alleviation in Nigeria is by training the masses on mindsets employability and entrepreneurial skills and financial literacy to better position individuals to achieve financial freedom in the country QNET believes that building strong communities means leveraging technology and innovation to put sustainability at the core of its operations from when a product is developed to when it is delivered to the customer he added Caluza further said that the company developed its products with a purpose led strategy to minimise waste and promote efficient use of resources QNET has also started the process of replacing its product packaging with sustainable materials such as recyclable sleeves and boxes Initiatives such as these mean that QNETs IRs and customers can be confident that when they sell or purchase any of QNETs quality products they are helping to reduce waste conserve resources and contribute to a more sustainable world We understand that our efforts to build strong and resilient communities today cannot succeed unless we leave a better cleaner healthier planet to future generations The direct selling industry is vital in addressing the threat of climate change and other environmental issues the CEO said He said that COVID 19 pandemic was a global disaster that caused loss and suffering for millions of people It s also forced us to use innovation and technology to accelerate digital transformation strengthen our connections build new economies and protect our communities As the world recovers from the pandemic QNET is leading the post COVID world to a stronger and more resilient future It is building on its history of technological innovation to transform communities conserve their natural resources protect their livelihoods and improve the quality of life for millions of people Cazula said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    E-commerce firm to train 6,000 Nigerians on financial management skills
     A global e commerce and direct selling firm QNET Ltd says it is taking advantage of technology and innovation to train 6 000 youths on financial management skills in Nigeria The company s Chief Executive Officer CEO of QNET Malou Caluza who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos said such skills would bring more economic opportunities to Nigeria as an emerging economy Caluza said that the company s plan was to empower people to take control of their financial futures to be their own bosses and create a healthy work life balance He also said that part of the QNET strategies was building a sustainable future by making a positive impact in the lives of its people especial those within its host communities The CEO said that QNET had launched its signature programme for financial literacy known as FINGREEN in Nigeria According to him this aims is to develop healthy financial habits through education and training to promote sustainable community development QNET s aim with FINGREEN is to train 6 000 young people in Nigeria with financial management skills This approach is to intensify the financial inclusion of more youth in Nigeria as this would help expunge financial illiteracy in the country QNET realises that the only way to bring about poverty alleviation in Nigeria is by training the masses on mindsets employability and entrepreneurial skills and financial literacy to better position individuals to achieve financial freedom in the country QNET believes that building strong communities means leveraging technology and innovation to put sustainability at the core of its operations from when a product is developed to when it is delivered to the customer he added Caluza further said that the company developed its products with a purpose led strategy to minimise waste and promote efficient use of resources QNET has also started the process of replacing its product packaging with sustainable materials such as recyclable sleeves and boxes Initiatives such as these mean that QNETs IRs and customers can be confident that when they sell or purchase any of QNETs quality products they are helping to reduce waste conserve resources and contribute to a more sustainable world We understand that our efforts to build strong and resilient communities today cannot succeed unless we leave a better cleaner healthier planet to future generations The direct selling industry is vital in addressing the threat of climate change and other environmental issues the CEO said He said that COVID 19 pandemic was a global disaster that caused loss and suffering for millions of people It s also forced us to use innovation and technology to accelerate digital transformation strengthen our connections build new economies and protect our communities As the world recovers from the pandemic QNET is leading the post COVID world to a stronger and more resilient future It is building on its history of technological innovation to transform communities conserve their natural resources protect their livelihoods and improve the quality of life for millions of people Cazula said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    E-commerce firm to train 6,000 Nigerians on financial management skills
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    E-commerce firm to train 6,000 Nigerians on financial management skills

    A global e-commerce and direct selling firm, QNET Ltd., says it is taking advantage of technology and innovation to train 6,000 youths on financial management skills in Nigeria.

    The company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of QNET, Malou Caluza,  who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos, said such skills would bring more economic opportunities to Nigeria as an emerging economy.

    Caluza said that the company’s plan was to empower people, to take control of their financial futures, to be their own bosses, and create a healthy work-life balance.

    He also said that part of the QNET strategies was building a sustainable future, by making a positive impact in the lives of its people, especial those within its host communities.

    The CEO said that QNET had launched its signature programme for financial literacy, known as FINGREEN, in Nigeria.

    According to him, this aims is to develop healthy financial habits through education and training to promote sustainable community development.

    “QNET’s aim with FINGREEN is to train 6,000 young people in Nigeria with financial management skills.

    “This approach is to intensify the financial inclusion of more youth in Nigeria, as this would help expunge financial illiteracy in the country.

    “QNET realises that the only way to bring about poverty alleviation in Nigeria is by training the masses on mindsets, employability and entrepreneurial skills, and financial literacy to better position individuals to achieve financial freedom in the country.

    “QNET believes that building strong communities means leveraging technology and innovation to put sustainability at the core of its operations, from when a product is developed to when it is delivered to the customer,” he added.

    Caluza further said that the company developed its products with a purpose-led strategy to minimise waste and promote efficient use of resources.

    “QNET has also started the process of replacing its product packaging with sustainable materials such as recyclable sleeves and boxes.

    “Initiatives such as these mean that QNETs IRs and customers can be confident that when they sell or purchase any of QNETs quality products, they are helping to reduce waste, conserve resources, and contribute to a more sustainable world.

    “We understand that our efforts to build strong and resilient communities today cannot succeed unless we leave a better, cleaner, healthier planet to future generations.

    “The direct selling industry is vital in addressing the threat of climate change and other environmental issues,” the CEO said.

    He said that COVID-19 pandemic was a global disaster that caused loss and suffering for millions of people.

    “It’s also forced us to use innovation and technology to accelerate digital transformation, strengthen our connections, build new economies, and protect our communities.

    “As the world recovers from the pandemic, QNET is leading the post-COVID world to a stronger and more resilient future.

    “It is building on its history of technological innovation to transform communities, conserve their natural resources, protect their livelihoods, and improve the quality of life for millions of people, “Cazula said.


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  •  The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission s NiDCOM Chairman Mrs Abike Dabiri Erewa has lauded Gov Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti for approving 250 hectares of land in Irele for Diaspora livestock farming The Chairman in a statement issued by Abdur Rahman Balogun Head of Media Public Relations and Protocols Unit NiDCOM described Fayemi s decision as a right step in right direction According to her such gesture is worth of emulation as an incentive to encourage the Diasporans back home to invest to their homeland Dabiri Erewa said that Diasporans in all endeavours were making Nigeria proud home and abroad and were actively involved in investing back home through projects such as the livestock production farming The chairman who referred to Fayemi as diaspora friendly governor urged other governors to provide incentives geared towards encouraging Nigerians abroad to come and invest back in the country The NIDCOM boss equally implored other Nigerians in the diaspora to emulate the Ekiti indigenes in the Diaspora by identifying developmental projects back home with the state Governments providing enabling environment to thrive The News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja report that the EDF who facilitated the process said that the first phase of the project will be a cattle ranch Also a Special Purpose Vehicle SPV for the project in the state which is known as Ekiti Kete Livestock Development Company Limited by the group has been established and registered The initial funding over the three years for the first phase of the project is expected to be N1 billion Also with the final approval by the governor the coast is now clear for the company to sign an MOU with Vietnam Africa Economic Cooperation Alliance VAECA which is going to be the company s technical partner after which work on the project will begin NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Dabiri-Erewa lauds Fayemi for approval of Diaspora livestock farm
     The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission s NiDCOM Chairman Mrs Abike Dabiri Erewa has lauded Gov Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti for approving 250 hectares of land in Irele for Diaspora livestock farming The Chairman in a statement issued by Abdur Rahman Balogun Head of Media Public Relations and Protocols Unit NiDCOM described Fayemi s decision as a right step in right direction According to her such gesture is worth of emulation as an incentive to encourage the Diasporans back home to invest to their homeland Dabiri Erewa said that Diasporans in all endeavours were making Nigeria proud home and abroad and were actively involved in investing back home through projects such as the livestock production farming The chairman who referred to Fayemi as diaspora friendly governor urged other governors to provide incentives geared towards encouraging Nigerians abroad to come and invest back in the country The NIDCOM boss equally implored other Nigerians in the diaspora to emulate the Ekiti indigenes in the Diaspora by identifying developmental projects back home with the state Governments providing enabling environment to thrive The News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja report that the EDF who facilitated the process said that the first phase of the project will be a cattle ranch Also a Special Purpose Vehicle SPV for the project in the state which is known as Ekiti Kete Livestock Development Company Limited by the group has been established and registered The initial funding over the three years for the first phase of the project is expected to be N1 billion Also with the final approval by the governor the coast is now clear for the company to sign an MOU with Vietnam Africa Economic Cooperation Alliance VAECA which is going to be the company s technical partner after which work on the project will begin NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Dabiri-Erewa lauds Fayemi for approval of Diaspora livestock farm
    Foreign4 weeks ago

    Dabiri-Erewa lauds Fayemi for approval of Diaspora livestock farm

    The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission’s (NiDCOM) Chairman,  Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa has lauded Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti for approving 250-hectares of land in Irele for Diaspora livestock farming.

    The Chairman in a statement issued by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Head of Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit NiDCOM, described Fayemi’s decision as a right step in right direction According to her such gesture is worth of emulation as an incentive to encourage the Diasporans back home to invest to their homeland.

    Dabiri-Erewa said that Diasporans in all endeavours were making Nigeria proud home and abroad and were actively involved in investing back home through projects such as the livestock production farming.

    The chairman, who referred to Fayemi as diaspora- friendly governor, urged other governors to provide incentives geared towards encouraging Nigerians abroad to come and invest back in the country.

    The NIDCOM boss equally implored other Nigerians in the diaspora to emulate the Ekiti indigenes in the Diaspora by identifying developmental projects back home with the state Governments providing enabling environment to thrive.

    The News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja , report that the EDF who facilitated the process said that the first phase of the project will be a cattle ranch.

    Also, a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for the project in the state which is known as Ekiti Kete Livestock Development Company Limited by the group has been established and registered.

    The initial funding over the three years for the first phase of the project is expected to be N1 billion.

    Also, with the final approval by the governor, the coast is now clear for the company to sign an MOU with Vietnam-Africa Economic Cooperation Alliance (VAECA) which is going to be the company’s technical partner after which work on the project will begin.


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