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  •  Oyo State Government has began awareness campaign toward promotion of its over 450 tourist centres spread across the state as part of its efforts to attract tourist investors The maiden edition of the exercise was an interactive session on tourism values held with top civil servants in the state workforce on Friday in Ibadan In his remarks at the interactive session tagged Know Your State Enjoy Your State and Promote Your State Mr Debo Adejumobi the Chairman of the State Tourism Board urged the participants to be actively involved in promoting domestic tourist sites According to Adejumobi for tourism to develop in the state there is need for various stakeholders such as civil and public servants to spend time often in their locality for leisure short holiday or entertainment Oyo State is ably endowed with various unique tourism potential scattered over its nooks and crannies In spite of the beautiful sites and monuments most servants remain unaware of the sites their locations and also importantly their tourism values he said The chairman said that the economic multiplier effects of tourism could create employment empowerment and generate income and domestic tourism He said that increase in the flow of visitors to local tourism attractions would boost trade and commerce especially within the immediate locality of the sites On his part the Special Adviser on Tourism Mr Ademola Ige appealed to tourism operators and other stakeholders in the industry to key into the state government s policy to promote over 450 tourist centres Commenting the Head of Service Mrs Ololade Agboola urged civil servants to familiarise themselves with the tourism centres in the state to attract local and international tourists Agboola who spoke through Mr Babatunde Adeyanju the Permanent Secretary Service Matters called on relevant stakeholders in the public service to ensure patronage of tourist sites within their locality NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Oyo Govt begins awareness campaign to promote tourist centres
     Oyo State Government has began awareness campaign toward promotion of its over 450 tourist centres spread across the state as part of its efforts to attract tourist investors The maiden edition of the exercise was an interactive session on tourism values held with top civil servants in the state workforce on Friday in Ibadan In his remarks at the interactive session tagged Know Your State Enjoy Your State and Promote Your State Mr Debo Adejumobi the Chairman of the State Tourism Board urged the participants to be actively involved in promoting domestic tourist sites According to Adejumobi for tourism to develop in the state there is need for various stakeholders such as civil and public servants to spend time often in their locality for leisure short holiday or entertainment Oyo State is ably endowed with various unique tourism potential scattered over its nooks and crannies In spite of the beautiful sites and monuments most servants remain unaware of the sites their locations and also importantly their tourism values he said The chairman said that the economic multiplier effects of tourism could create employment empowerment and generate income and domestic tourism He said that increase in the flow of visitors to local tourism attractions would boost trade and commerce especially within the immediate locality of the sites On his part the Special Adviser on Tourism Mr Ademola Ige appealed to tourism operators and other stakeholders in the industry to key into the state government s policy to promote over 450 tourist centres Commenting the Head of Service Mrs Ololade Agboola urged civil servants to familiarise themselves with the tourism centres in the state to attract local and international tourists Agboola who spoke through Mr Babatunde Adeyanju the Permanent Secretary Service Matters called on relevant stakeholders in the public service to ensure patronage of tourist sites within their locality NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Oyo Govt begins awareness campaign to promote tourist centres
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    Oyo Govt begins awareness campaign to promote tourist centres

    Oyo State Government has began awareness campaign toward promotion of its over 450 tourist centres spread across the state as part of its efforts to attract tourist investors.

    The maiden edition of the exercise was an interactive session on tourism values, held with top civil servants in the state workforce on Friday in Ibadan.

    In his remarks, at the interactive session tagged: “Know Your State, Enjoy Your State and Promote Your State’’, Mr Debo Adejumobi, the Chairman of the State Tourism Board, urged the participants to be actively involved in promoting domestic tourist sites.

    According to Adejumobi, for tourism to develop in the state, there is need for various stakeholders, such as civil and public servants to spend time, often in their locality, for leisure, short holiday or entertainment.

    “Oyo State is ably endowed with various unique tourism potential scattered over its nooks and crannies.

    “In spite of the beautiful sites and monuments, most servants remain unaware of the sites, their locations and also importantly their tourism values,’’ he said.

    The chairman said that the economic multiplier effects of tourism could create employment, empowerment and generate income and domestic tourism.

    He said that increase in the flow of visitors to local tourism attractions would boost trade and commerce, especially within the immediate locality of the sites.

    On his part, the Special Adviser on Tourism, Mr Ademola Ige, appealed to tourism operators and other stakeholders in the industry to key into the state government’s policy to promote over 450 tourist centres.

    Commenting, the Head of Service, Mrs Ololade Agboola, urged civil servants to familiarise themselves with the tourism centres in the state to attract local and international tourists.

    Agboola, who spoke through Mr Babatunde Adeyanju, the Permanent Secretary, Service Matters, called on relevant stakeholders in the public service to ensure patronage of tourist sites within their locality.


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  •   The second day of the MSGBC Oil Gas Power 2022 Conference https bit ly 3a4fuRb held in Dakar on September 2 featured a presentation by Rita Madeira Africa Program Officer at the International Agency of Energy IEA presenting his vision on the future of the African natural gas market Setting out a Scenario for Sustainable Africa and exploring pathways for Africa s energy system to evolve towards achieving African development goals including universal access to modern and affordable energy services by 2030 Madeira shared data on trends and global projections on global gas markets from the IEA s Africa Energy Outlook 2022 Although renewable energy is expected to account for 80 of the continent s additional capacity by 2030 we understand that the industrialization of the African continent will also depend on the widespread use of natural gas and our scenario suggests that demand is expected to increase of natural gas will increase exponentially Madeira affirmed Madeira highlighted Africa s potential to offer modest contributions to global gas demand growth which will be mainly driven by the development of recent gas discoveries in Mauritania Senegal and Namibia It was noted that Africa s natural gas production is expected to increase to approximately 290 billion cubic meters by 2025 equivalent to an average annual growth rate of 2 7 However despite a recent increase in LNG exploration and production liquefaction capacity is poised to decline significantly mainly due to poor investment plans and prolonged development of liquefaction infrastructure projects African governments and the private sector will have to make decisions on whether or not to develop these resources Madeira said going on to state however that the safest market for Africa is Africa Where there are volatile international markets which is a risk for projects that may take a long time to develop as the world reduces demand for natural gas these projects will continue to struggle to repay their upfront costs Highlighting the importance of private capital Madeira indicated that Africa s energy future which will continue to rely heavily on natural gas will require greater international mobilization Madeira concluded her presentation by pointing out that in the wake of the global energy transition the next decade will not only be crucial for climate action but it will be crucial for the development of Africa which will require the development of its natural gas to allow the continent to opportunity to industrialize further
    The future of the natural gas market in Africa
      The second day of the MSGBC Oil Gas Power 2022 Conference https bit ly 3a4fuRb held in Dakar on September 2 featured a presentation by Rita Madeira Africa Program Officer at the International Agency of Energy IEA presenting his vision on the future of the African natural gas market Setting out a Scenario for Sustainable Africa and exploring pathways for Africa s energy system to evolve towards achieving African development goals including universal access to modern and affordable energy services by 2030 Madeira shared data on trends and global projections on global gas markets from the IEA s Africa Energy Outlook 2022 Although renewable energy is expected to account for 80 of the continent s additional capacity by 2030 we understand that the industrialization of the African continent will also depend on the widespread use of natural gas and our scenario suggests that demand is expected to increase of natural gas will increase exponentially Madeira affirmed Madeira highlighted Africa s potential to offer modest contributions to global gas demand growth which will be mainly driven by the development of recent gas discoveries in Mauritania Senegal and Namibia It was noted that Africa s natural gas production is expected to increase to approximately 290 billion cubic meters by 2025 equivalent to an average annual growth rate of 2 7 However despite a recent increase in LNG exploration and production liquefaction capacity is poised to decline significantly mainly due to poor investment plans and prolonged development of liquefaction infrastructure projects African governments and the private sector will have to make decisions on whether or not to develop these resources Madeira said going on to state however that the safest market for Africa is Africa Where there are volatile international markets which is a risk for projects that may take a long time to develop as the world reduces demand for natural gas these projects will continue to struggle to repay their upfront costs Highlighting the importance of private capital Madeira indicated that Africa s energy future which will continue to rely heavily on natural gas will require greater international mobilization Madeira concluded her presentation by pointing out that in the wake of the global energy transition the next decade will not only be crucial for climate action but it will be crucial for the development of Africa which will require the development of its natural gas to allow the continent to opportunity to industrialize further
    The future of the natural gas market in Africa
    Africa4 weeks ago

    The future of the natural gas market in Africa

    The second day of the MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2022 Conference (https://bit.ly/3a4fuRb), held in Dakar on September 2, featured a presentation by Rita Madeira, Africa Program Officer at the International Agency of Energy (IEA), presenting his vision on the future of the African natural gas market.

    Setting out a 'Scenario for Sustainable Africa' and exploring pathways for Africa's energy system to evolve towards achieving African development goals, including universal access to modern and affordable energy services by 2030, Madeira shared data on trends and global projections on global gas markets from the IEA's Africa Energy Outlook 2022.

    “Although renewable energy is expected to account for 80% of the continent's additional capacity by 2030, we understand that the industrialization of the African continent will also depend on the widespread use of natural gas, and our scenario suggests that demand is expected to increase.

    of natural gas will increase exponentially.

    Madeira affirmed.

    Madeira highlighted Africa's potential to offer modest contributions to global gas demand growth, which will be mainly driven by the development of recent gas discoveries in Mauritania, Senegal and Namibia.

    It was noted that Africa's natural gas production is expected to increase to approximately 290 billion cubic meters by 2025, equivalent to an average annual growth rate of 2.7%.

    However, despite a recent increase in LNG exploration and production, liquefaction capacity is poised to decline significantly mainly due to poor investment plans and prolonged development of liquefaction infrastructure projects.

    “African governments and the private sector will have to make decisions on whether or not to develop these resources,” Madeira said, going on to state, however, that “the safest market for Africa is Africa.

    Where there are volatile international markets, which is a risk for projects that may take a long time to develop as the world reduces demand for natural gas, these projects will continue to struggle to repay their upfront costs.” Highlighting the importance of private capital, Madeira indicated that Africa's energy future, which will continue to rely heavily on natural gas, will require greater international mobilization.

    Madeira concluded her presentation by pointing out that, in the wake of the global energy transition, the next decade will not only be crucial for climate action, but it will be crucial for the development of Africa, which will require the development of its natural gas to allow the continent to opportunity to industrialize further.

  •  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has proposed a Debt For Climate DFC Swap deal in order to ensure a just energy transition for African countries Laolu Akande Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Office of the Vice President disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja Osinbajo is in Washington U S to seek global partnerships and support for Nigeria s recently inaugurated Energy Transition Plan ETP The vice president delivered a lecture on Thursday explaining the DFC concept on a just and equitable energy transition for Africa at the Center for Global Development in Washington D C U S Debt for climate swaps is a type of debt swap where bilateral or multilateral debt is forgiven by creditors in exchange for a commitment by the debtor to use the outstanding debt service payments for national climate action programmes Typically the creditor country or institution agrees to forgive part of a debt if the debtor country would pay the avoided debt service payment in a local currency into an escrow or any other transparent fund and the funds must then be used for agreed climate projects in the debtor country Increase the fiscal space for climate related investments and reduce the debt burden for participating developing countries For the creditor the swap can be made to count as a component of their Nationally Determined Contributions NDC According to Osinbajo there are significant policy actions necessary to make the deal acceptable and sustainable The vice president also proposed the greater participation of African countries in the Global Carbon Market while exploring financing options for energy transition He said there was a need to take a comprehensive approach in working jointly towards common goals including the market and environmental opportunities presented by the financing of clean energy assets in growing energy markets In addition to conventional capital flows both from public and private sources it is also essential that Africa can participate more fully in the global carbon finance market Currently direct carbon pricing systems through carbon taxes have largely been concentrated in high and middle income countries However carbon markets can play a significant role in catalysing sustainable energy deployment by directing private capital into climate action improving global energy security providing diversified incentive structures especially in developing countries and providing an impetus for clean energy markets when the price economics looks less compelling as is the case today Osinbajo encouraged developed countries to support Africa to develop into a global supplier of carbon credits ranging from bio diversity to energy based credits The vice president said that the central thinking for most developing countries was the issue of a just transition with two not one existential crises the climate crisis and extreme poverty The clear implication of this reality is that our plans and commitments to carbon neutrality must include clear plans on energy access if we are to confront poverty This includes access to energy for consumptive and productive use and spanning across electricity heating cooking and other end use sectors Nearly 90 million people in Asia and Africa who had previously gained access to electricity can no longer afford to pay for their basic energy needs the inflationary pressures caused by the COVID 19 pandemic and other macroeconomic trends have been further exacerbated by the ongoing war in Ukraine He cautioned that limiting financing of gas projects for domestic use would pose a severe challenge to economic development delivery of electricity access and clean cooking solutions and the scale up and integration of renewable energy into the energy mix The vice president said that ETP was designed to tackle the dual crises of energy poverty and climate change and deliver SDG 7 by 2030 and net zero by 2060 while concentrating on the provision of energy for development industrialization and economic growth Osinbajo identified some double standards evident in the response to the current energy crisis by many countries in the global North Today excluding South Africa the remaining one billion people in Sub Saharan Africa are serviced by an installed capacity of just 81 gigawatts Sub Saharan Africa has contributed based on information that is already out there less than one per cent of cumulative CO 2 2 emissions By comparison the U S has an installed capacity of 1 200 gigawatts to power a population of 331 million people while the UK has 76 gigawatts of installed capacity for its 67 million people The per capita energy capacity in the UK is almost fifteen times than in Sub Saharan Africa he said The vice president then took questions around the theme of a just energy transition and the recently launched Nigerian Energy Transition Plan Members of the Energy Transition Implementation Working Group ETWG present at the lecture included the Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola Minister of Finance Budget and National Planning Zainab Ahmed and Minister of Environment Mohammed Abdullahi Others were Director General of the National Council on Climate Change Salisu Dahiru Nigeria s Ambassador to the U S Uzoma Emenike Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Sustainable Energy for All SEforALL Ms Damilola Ogunbiyi The Managing Director of Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited Chiedu Ugbo and other senior government officials were also at the lecture NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Energy transition: Osinbajo proposes debt-for-climate swap deal
     Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has proposed a Debt For Climate DFC Swap deal in order to ensure a just energy transition for African countries Laolu Akande Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Office of the Vice President disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja Osinbajo is in Washington U S to seek global partnerships and support for Nigeria s recently inaugurated Energy Transition Plan ETP The vice president delivered a lecture on Thursday explaining the DFC concept on a just and equitable energy transition for Africa at the Center for Global Development in Washington D C U S Debt for climate swaps is a type of debt swap where bilateral or multilateral debt is forgiven by creditors in exchange for a commitment by the debtor to use the outstanding debt service payments for national climate action programmes Typically the creditor country or institution agrees to forgive part of a debt if the debtor country would pay the avoided debt service payment in a local currency into an escrow or any other transparent fund and the funds must then be used for agreed climate projects in the debtor country Increase the fiscal space for climate related investments and reduce the debt burden for participating developing countries For the creditor the swap can be made to count as a component of their Nationally Determined Contributions NDC According to Osinbajo there are significant policy actions necessary to make the deal acceptable and sustainable The vice president also proposed the greater participation of African countries in the Global Carbon Market while exploring financing options for energy transition He said there was a need to take a comprehensive approach in working jointly towards common goals including the market and environmental opportunities presented by the financing of clean energy assets in growing energy markets In addition to conventional capital flows both from public and private sources it is also essential that Africa can participate more fully in the global carbon finance market Currently direct carbon pricing systems through carbon taxes have largely been concentrated in high and middle income countries However carbon markets can play a significant role in catalysing sustainable energy deployment by directing private capital into climate action improving global energy security providing diversified incentive structures especially in developing countries and providing an impetus for clean energy markets when the price economics looks less compelling as is the case today Osinbajo encouraged developed countries to support Africa to develop into a global supplier of carbon credits ranging from bio diversity to energy based credits The vice president said that the central thinking for most developing countries was the issue of a just transition with two not one existential crises the climate crisis and extreme poverty The clear implication of this reality is that our plans and commitments to carbon neutrality must include clear plans on energy access if we are to confront poverty This includes access to energy for consumptive and productive use and spanning across electricity heating cooking and other end use sectors Nearly 90 million people in Asia and Africa who had previously gained access to electricity can no longer afford to pay for their basic energy needs the inflationary pressures caused by the COVID 19 pandemic and other macroeconomic trends have been further exacerbated by the ongoing war in Ukraine He cautioned that limiting financing of gas projects for domestic use would pose a severe challenge to economic development delivery of electricity access and clean cooking solutions and the scale up and integration of renewable energy into the energy mix The vice president said that ETP was designed to tackle the dual crises of energy poverty and climate change and deliver SDG 7 by 2030 and net zero by 2060 while concentrating on the provision of energy for development industrialization and economic growth Osinbajo identified some double standards evident in the response to the current energy crisis by many countries in the global North Today excluding South Africa the remaining one billion people in Sub Saharan Africa are serviced by an installed capacity of just 81 gigawatts Sub Saharan Africa has contributed based on information that is already out there less than one per cent of cumulative CO 2 2 emissions By comparison the U S has an installed capacity of 1 200 gigawatts to power a population of 331 million people while the UK has 76 gigawatts of installed capacity for its 67 million people The per capita energy capacity in the UK is almost fifteen times than in Sub Saharan Africa he said The vice president then took questions around the theme of a just energy transition and the recently launched Nigerian Energy Transition Plan Members of the Energy Transition Implementation Working Group ETWG present at the lecture included the Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola Minister of Finance Budget and National Planning Zainab Ahmed and Minister of Environment Mohammed Abdullahi Others were Director General of the National Council on Climate Change Salisu Dahiru Nigeria s Ambassador to the U S Uzoma Emenike Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Sustainable Energy for All SEforALL Ms Damilola Ogunbiyi The Managing Director of Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited Chiedu Ugbo and other senior government officials were also at the lecture NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Energy transition: Osinbajo proposes debt-for-climate swap deal
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    Energy transition: Osinbajo proposes debt-for-climate swap deal

    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has proposed a Debt-For-Climate (DFC) Swap deal in order to ensure a just energy transition for African countries.

    Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

    Osinbajo is in Washington, U.

    S.  to seek global partnerships and support for Nigeria’s recently inaugurated Energy Transition Plan(ETP).

    The vice president delivered a lecture on Thursday explaining the DFC concept on a just and equitable energy transition for Africa at the Center for Global Development in Washington D.

    C, U.

    S. “Debt for climate swaps is a type of debt swap where bilateral or multilateral debt is forgiven by creditors in exchange for a commitment by the debtor to use the outstanding debt service payments for national climate action programmes.

    “Typically, the creditor country or institution agrees to forgive part of a debt, if the debtor country would pay the avoided debt service payment in a local currency into an escrow or any other transparent fund and the funds must then be used for agreed climate projects in the debtor country.

    “Increase the fiscal space for climate-related investments and reduce the debt burden for participating developing countries.

    “For the creditor the swap can be made to count as a component of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).

    ” According to Osinbajo, there are significant policy actions necessary to make the deal acceptable and sustainable.

    The vice president also proposed the greater participation of African countries in the Global Carbon Market while exploring financing options for energy transition.

    He said there was a need to take a comprehensive approach in working jointly towards common goals, including the market and environmental opportunities presented by the financing of clean energy assets in growing energy markets.

    “In addition to conventional capital flows both from public and private sources, it is also essential that Africa can participate more fully in the global carbon finance market.

    “Currently, direct carbon pricing systems through carbon taxes have largely been concentrated in high and middle-income countries.

    “However, carbon markets can play a significant role in catalysing sustainable energy deployment by directing private capital into climate action, improving global energy security, providing diversified incentive structures, especially in developing countries, and providing an impetus for clean energy markets when the price economics looks less compelling – as is the case today.

    ” Osinbajo encouraged developed countries to support Africa to develop into a global supplier of carbon credits, ranging from bio-diversity to energy-based credits.

    The vice president said that the central thinking for most developing countries was the issue of a just transition with two, not one, existential crises, the climate crisis and extreme poverty.

    “The clear implication of this reality is that our plans and commitments to carbon neutrality must include clear plans on energy access if we are to confront poverty.

    “This includes access to energy for consumptive and productive use and spanning across electricity, heating, cooking, and other end-use sectors.

    “Nearly 90 million people in Asia and Africa who had previously gained access to electricity can no longer afford to pay for their basic energy needs; the inflationary pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and other macroeconomic trends have been further exacerbated by the ongoing war in Ukraine.

    ’’ He cautioned that limiting financing of gas projects for domestic use would pose a severe challenge to economic development, delivery of electricity access and clean cooking solutions, and the scale-up and integration of renewable energy into the energy mix.

    The vice president said that ETP was designed to tackle the dual crises of energy poverty and climate change and deliver SDG-7 by 2030 and net-zero by 2060 while concentrating on the provision of energy for development, industrialization, and economic growth.

    Osinbajo identified some double standards evident in the response to the current energy crisis by many countries in the global North.

    “Today excluding South Africa, the remaining one billion people in Sub-Saharan Africa are serviced by an installed capacity of just 81 gigawatts.

    Sub-Saharan Africa has contributed, based on information that is already out there, less than one per cent of cumulative CO.

    2 2 emissions.

    “By comparison, the U.

    S.  has an installed capacity of 1,200 gigawatts to power a population of 331 million people, while the UK has 76 gigawatts of installed capacity for its 67 million people.

    “The per capita energy capacity in the UK is almost fifteen times than in Sub-Saharan Africa,” he said.

    The vice president then took questions around the theme of a just energy transition and the recently launched Nigerian Energy Transition Plan. Members of the Energy Transition Implementation Working Group (ETWG) present at the lecture included the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed and Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi.

    Others were Director-General of the National Council on Climate Change, Salisu Dahiru, Nigeria’s Ambassador to the U.

    S., Uzoma Emenike, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), Ms Damilola Ogunbiyi.

    The Managing Director of Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited, Chiedu Ugbo and other senior government officials were also at the lecture.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The UN Population Fund UNFPA has reiterated commitment to continue to support Adamawa Government in the fight against Sexual and Gender Based Violence SGBV The Resident Representative of the Fund in Nigeria Ulla Mueller affirmed the world body s position at the end of a two day workshop on stakeholders validation of forensic capacity assessment in Yola on Friday Mueller who was represented by Mr Chris Sabum the Humanitarian Coordinator and Head of the UNFPA Maiduguri sub office said all that is required is commitment and for the Adamawa Government to take ownership of the SGBV fight She advised stakeholders to create a taskforce with clear roadmap for successful implementation of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition VAPP law in the state She added that a taskforce would help to facilitate meetings to deliberate on gray areas when things do not go well According to her the taskforce will also ensure that issues reviewed at the two day workshop are implemented and not kept in files She emphasised that all efforts are geared toward accelerating access to justice for SGBV survivors Mr Vungmoh Kwamo the Deputy Commissioner of Police DCP in Adamawa stressed the need for stakeholders to work together for positive results He assured that the police is always ready to ensure that investigations are carefully carried out so as to get justice for survivors while perpetrators are punished to serve as deterrent to others Gladis Zarma the Director Adamawa Planning Commission thanked the UNFPA for organising the workshop and for interventions toward checking SGBV in the state and the country She expressed the state government s readiness to implement and tackle issues raised during the two day workshop and ensure that measures taken impact the lives of the people NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UNFPA reiterates commitment to support Adamawa Govt. to curb SGBV
     The UN Population Fund UNFPA has reiterated commitment to continue to support Adamawa Government in the fight against Sexual and Gender Based Violence SGBV The Resident Representative of the Fund in Nigeria Ulla Mueller affirmed the world body s position at the end of a two day workshop on stakeholders validation of forensic capacity assessment in Yola on Friday Mueller who was represented by Mr Chris Sabum the Humanitarian Coordinator and Head of the UNFPA Maiduguri sub office said all that is required is commitment and for the Adamawa Government to take ownership of the SGBV fight She advised stakeholders to create a taskforce with clear roadmap for successful implementation of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition VAPP law in the state She added that a taskforce would help to facilitate meetings to deliberate on gray areas when things do not go well According to her the taskforce will also ensure that issues reviewed at the two day workshop are implemented and not kept in files She emphasised that all efforts are geared toward accelerating access to justice for SGBV survivors Mr Vungmoh Kwamo the Deputy Commissioner of Police DCP in Adamawa stressed the need for stakeholders to work together for positive results He assured that the police is always ready to ensure that investigations are carefully carried out so as to get justice for survivors while perpetrators are punished to serve as deterrent to others Gladis Zarma the Director Adamawa Planning Commission thanked the UNFPA for organising the workshop and for interventions toward checking SGBV in the state and the country She expressed the state government s readiness to implement and tackle issues raised during the two day workshop and ensure that measures taken impact the lives of the people NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UNFPA reiterates commitment to support Adamawa Govt. to curb SGBV
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    UNFPA reiterates commitment to support Adamawa Govt. to curb SGBV

    The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has reiterated commitment to continue to support Adamawa Government in the fight against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV).

    The Resident Representative of the Fund in Nigeria, Ulla Mueller, affirmed the world body’s position at the end of a two-day workshop on stakeholders validation of forensic capacity assessment in Yola on Friday.

    Mueller, who was represented by Mr Chris Sabum, the Humanitarian Coordinator and Head of the UNFPA Maiduguri sub-office, said all that is required is commitment and for the Adamawa Government to take ownership of the SGBV fight.

    She advised stakeholders to create a taskforce with clear roadmap for successful implementation of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) law in the state.

    She added that a taskforce would help to facilitate meetings to deliberate on gray areas when things do not go well.

    According to her, the taskforce will also ensure that issues reviewed at the two-day workshop are implemented and not kept in files.

    She emphasised that all efforts are geared toward accelerating access to justice for SGBV survivors.

    Mr Vungmoh Kwamo, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) in Adamawa, stressed the need for stakeholders to work together for positive results.

    He assured that the police is always ready to ensure that investigations are carefully carried out so as to get justice for survivors, while perpetrators are punished to serve as deterrent to others.

    Gladis Zarma, the Director, Adamawa Planning Commission, thanked the UNFPA for organising the workshop and for interventions toward checking SGBV in the state and the country.

    She expressed the state government’s readiness to implement and tackle issues raised during the two-day workshop and ensure that measures taken impact the lives of the people.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Executive Secretary Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission NCPC Rev Yakubu Pam said the Commission is set to commence pilgrimage exercise to Rome in October This is contained in a statement by Godiya Mathew an Information Officer in the commission on Friday in Abuja Mathew quoted Pam as disclosing this during a courtesy visit to him by the Catholic Youth Organisation of Nigeria CYON Rev Fr Boniface Idoko National Youth Animator of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria led the delegation Pam commended the Catholic Church for preserving the Holy sites in Israel Turkey and other Holy Lands He said the Catholic Church has helped the Christian heritage and background Pam said the commission in collaboration with the Catholic Youth Organisation would work out modalities on how to include Catholic Youth Pilgrimage as part of its pilgrimage package The NCPC boss also disclosed that the Archbishop of Abuja His Grace Most Rev Ignatius Kaigama would be the spiritual leader of the Pilgrimage exercise to Rome in October In his response Idoko who led the delegation appreciated Pam being a great ambassador of Christ and his Gospel through the pilgrimage exercise We are proud of your great works he said Idoko explained that the youths can be used as agents of pilgrimage awareness hence the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria was open to any collaboration with the commission He further disclosed that the Catholic Church would be organizing a World Youth Day which is scheduled to take place in Aug 2023 at Lisbon Portugal Idoko said it is a catholic festival for youths from all over the world NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NCPC to commence pilgrimage to Rome in October
     The Executive Secretary Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission NCPC Rev Yakubu Pam said the Commission is set to commence pilgrimage exercise to Rome in October This is contained in a statement by Godiya Mathew an Information Officer in the commission on Friday in Abuja Mathew quoted Pam as disclosing this during a courtesy visit to him by the Catholic Youth Organisation of Nigeria CYON Rev Fr Boniface Idoko National Youth Animator of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria led the delegation Pam commended the Catholic Church for preserving the Holy sites in Israel Turkey and other Holy Lands He said the Catholic Church has helped the Christian heritage and background Pam said the commission in collaboration with the Catholic Youth Organisation would work out modalities on how to include Catholic Youth Pilgrimage as part of its pilgrimage package The NCPC boss also disclosed that the Archbishop of Abuja His Grace Most Rev Ignatius Kaigama would be the spiritual leader of the Pilgrimage exercise to Rome in October In his response Idoko who led the delegation appreciated Pam being a great ambassador of Christ and his Gospel through the pilgrimage exercise We are proud of your great works he said Idoko explained that the youths can be used as agents of pilgrimage awareness hence the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria was open to any collaboration with the commission He further disclosed that the Catholic Church would be organizing a World Youth Day which is scheduled to take place in Aug 2023 at Lisbon Portugal Idoko said it is a catholic festival for youths from all over the world NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NCPC to commence pilgrimage to Rome in October
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    NCPC to commence pilgrimage to Rome in October

    The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, said the Commission is set to commence pilgrimage exercise to Rome in October.

    This is  contained  in a statement  by Godiya Mathew, an Information Officer in the commission on Friday in Abuja .

    Mathew quoted Pam as disclosing this during a courtesy visit to him by the Catholic Youth Organisation of Nigeria (CYON) .

    Rev. Fr. Boniface Idoko, National Youth Animator of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria led the delegation.

    Pam  commended the Catholic Church for preserving the Holy sites in Israel, Turkey and other Holy Lands.

    He said the Catholic Church has helped the Christian heritage and background.

    Pam said the commission, in collaboration with the Catholic Youth Organisation, would work out modalities on how to include Catholic Youth Pilgrimage as part of its pilgrimage package.

    The NCPC boss also disclosed that the Archbishop of Abuja, His Grace, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, would be the spiritual leader of the Pilgrimage exercise to Rome in October.

    In his response, Idoko, who led the delegation,  appreciated Pam being a great ambassador of Christ and his Gospel through the pilgrimage exercise.

    ” We are proud of your great works,” he said. 

    Idoko explained that the youths can be used as agents of pilgrimage awareness; hence the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria was open to any collaboration with the commission.

    .

    He further disclosed that the Catholic Church would be organizing a World Youth Day which is scheduled to take place in Aug. 2023 at Lisbon, Portugal.

    Idoko said,” it is a catholic festival for youths from all over the world.


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  •  The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission ICRC has sought the partnership of Bureau for Public Procurement BPP in infrastructure development using private sector funding Mr Michael Ohiani Director General ICRC said this in a statement signed by Patrick Ederaro Acting Head Media and Publicity ICRC on Friday in Abuja Ohiani who led a team of ICRC management staff on a courtesy visit to BPP Director General Mr Mamman Ahmadu said that the function of both organisations was interwoven He said it was on this basis that there was need to deepen collaboration between the two organisations According to him the BPP has been an immense contributor to the work of the ICRC over the years The ICRC boss said that deeper collaboration would bring about more efficiency in delivering Public Private Partnership Projects Given the strategic position your organisation takes in the Nigerian economy and taking into consideration that we are also a regulator of procurement we decided to pay a courtesy visit and see how we can collaborate further We want to use the opportunity to appreciate the work you have been doing with your team We want to also appreciate how you have been able to help the country make savings by chopping off excesses in projects We are also here because of the need for the two agencies to have synergy Yes We already have existing collaboration but we want to deepen it and tap from our team of experts he said On his part Ahmadu said there was need for collaboration between ICRC and the bureau We are doing the same thing except for method and line of funding If the funding is from public resources it comes to BPP if the funding is from the private sector it comes to ICRC The methods of evaluation are different but they are basically the same We are trying to deliver services through projects to the country he said The BPP boss recalled that few decades ago he had come across many laudable projects some of them being executed by states He said that Nigeria needed to begin delivering such projects again such as the Ajaokuta Steel Company and the Vehicle Assembly Plants Ahmadu said that the current problems of Nigeria could not be solved without making reference to history Hstory provides a platform to examine where you are coming from and plan for the future So we are doing the same thing but there is a lot of space for us to share our experiences and guide ourselves to achieve our goals he said nannnews NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ICRC seeks partnership with BPP on infrastructure development
     The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission ICRC has sought the partnership of Bureau for Public Procurement BPP in infrastructure development using private sector funding Mr Michael Ohiani Director General ICRC said this in a statement signed by Patrick Ederaro Acting Head Media and Publicity ICRC on Friday in Abuja Ohiani who led a team of ICRC management staff on a courtesy visit to BPP Director General Mr Mamman Ahmadu said that the function of both organisations was interwoven He said it was on this basis that there was need to deepen collaboration between the two organisations According to him the BPP has been an immense contributor to the work of the ICRC over the years The ICRC boss said that deeper collaboration would bring about more efficiency in delivering Public Private Partnership Projects Given the strategic position your organisation takes in the Nigerian economy and taking into consideration that we are also a regulator of procurement we decided to pay a courtesy visit and see how we can collaborate further We want to use the opportunity to appreciate the work you have been doing with your team We want to also appreciate how you have been able to help the country make savings by chopping off excesses in projects We are also here because of the need for the two agencies to have synergy Yes We already have existing collaboration but we want to deepen it and tap from our team of experts he said On his part Ahmadu said there was need for collaboration between ICRC and the bureau We are doing the same thing except for method and line of funding If the funding is from public resources it comes to BPP if the funding is from the private sector it comes to ICRC The methods of evaluation are different but they are basically the same We are trying to deliver services through projects to the country he said The BPP boss recalled that few decades ago he had come across many laudable projects some of them being executed by states He said that Nigeria needed to begin delivering such projects again such as the Ajaokuta Steel Company and the Vehicle Assembly Plants Ahmadu said that the current problems of Nigeria could not be solved without making reference to history Hstory provides a platform to examine where you are coming from and plan for the future So we are doing the same thing but there is a lot of space for us to share our experiences and guide ourselves to achieve our goals he said nannnews NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ICRC seeks partnership with BPP on infrastructure development
    Economy4 weeks ago

    ICRC seeks partnership with BPP on infrastructure development

    The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) has sought the partnership of  Bureau for Public Procurement (BPP) in infrastructure development, using private sector funding.

    Mr Michael Ohiani, Director-General, ICRC, said this in a statement signed by Patrick Ederaro, Acting Head, Media and Publicity, ICRC, on Friday in Abuja.

    Ohiani, who led a team of ICRC management staff on a courtesy visit to  BPP Director-General, Mr Mamman Ahmadu, said that the function of both organisations was interwoven.

    He said it was on this basis that there was  need to deepen collaboration between the two organisations.

    According to him, the BPP has been an immense contributor to the work of the ICRC over the years.

    The ICRC boss said that deeper collaboration would bring about more efficiency in delivering Public Private Partnership Projects.

    “Given the strategic position your organisation takes in the Nigerian economy and taking into consideration that we are also a regulator of procurement, we decided to pay a courtesy visit and see how we can collaborate further.

    “We want to use the opportunity to appreciate the work you have been doing with your team.

    “We want to also appreciate how you have been able to help the country make savings by chopping off excesses in projects.

    “We are also here because of the need for the two agencies to have synergy.

    Yes!

    We already have existing collaboration but we want to deepen it and tap from our team of experts,” he said.

    On his part, Ahmadu said there was  need for collaboration between ICRC and the bureau.

    “We are doing the same thing except for method and line of funding.

    If the funding is from public resources,  it comes to BPP, if the funding is from the private sector it comes to ICRC.

    “The methods of evaluation are different but they are basically the same.

    We are trying to deliver services through projects to the country, ” he said.

    The BPP boss recalled that few decades ago, he had come across many laudable projects, some of them being executed by states.

    He said that Nigeria needed to begin delivering such projects again, such as the Ajaokuta Steel Company and the Vehicle Assembly Plants.

    Ahmadu said that the current problems of Nigeria could not be solved without making reference to history.

    ”Hstory provides a platform to examine where you are coming from and plan for the future.

    “So, we are doing the same thing but there is a lot of space for us to share our experiences and guide ourselves to achieve our goals,” he said.

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  •  The National Space Research and Development Agency NASRDA government agencies and stakeholders have decried human activities that contribute to poor air quality across the country They condemned this act on Friday at the close of the international conference organised by Centre for Atmospheric Research an activity centre of NASRDA in collaboration with Osun State University and Penn State University USA The conference which lasted from Monday to Friday focused on COVID 19 Air Quality and Environment with the theme Fighting Pollution A Silent Threat to our Existence Prof Babatunde Rabiu Director Centre for Atmospheric Research said the centre in the past few years had sited air quality sensors across different locations of the country Rabiu said that the sensors were primarily to aid research on air quality which should improve a habitable environment for humans The director said that the centre has several air monitors across the country We have nine clarity devices and 27 Purple Air sensors connected to us asides those connected to other individuals across the country he said Prof Israel Oyewole Provost College of Science and Engineering Osun State University drew the attention of agencies and the government to air pollution as well as the need to address issues on bush burning Oyewole called for improvement on the regulation of industry activities as well as emissions into the environment If we don t control pollution we are at a dangerous situation that will be affecting us he said Mr Chukwunweizu Maike Osun Coordinator National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency NESREA said that the agency has up to 34 regulations Maike said the regulations include regulation on Air pollution vehicular emission ozone layer surface and ground water pollution among others He further said that the agency in the state was ensuring compliance monitoring of facilities mining base metal facilities and sanitation activities We arrange mediation meetings to address community crisis and currently we have an issue of mining that almost led to the cancellation of the annual Osun Osogbo festival in August Mining in Osun was getting higher and we are currently investigating ground and surface water pollution particularly where we have the mining companies in Ilesha and Ile Ife axis Once we are done with the investigation some of these companies may be sealed or will be made to face the right penalty Maike said Mrs Olumide Olaniyan a Deputy General Manager Nigerian Meteorological Agency NiMET said the agency was proposing to establish more stations across the country to further monitor air quality Olaniyan said that continuous pollution of the environment causes climate change while it affects the health of humans She recalled that according to the World Meteorological Organisation Nigeria was ranked one of the worst polluted countries in Africa Polluting the atmosphere causes global warming and this causes increase in temperature that will lead to evaporation hence intense floods Pollution is serious we need to do something about it and the Sustainable Development Goals have given the mandate for zero emission by 2030 and I don t think we are close to that Olaniyan said She urged that policy makers should be sterner in establishing policies that promote clean air Prof Fuwape Ibiyinka Vice Chancellor Michael and Cecilia Ibru University said as individuals we need to cultivate better habits that promote clean air and environment How can we reduce indoor outdoor pollution either as a nation or individuals as agencies institutions We need to start taking care of our environment whatever we do to our environment pollutes our lives collectively whether soil water or even air it is a cycle As individuals we have the responsibility to ensure that we take care of our environment because if we default the environment will react According to her rural people still use firewood adding there is need to develop renewable stoves solar operated stoves we should not just complain but provide alternatives that are cheap We also need to educate people on the dos and don t as well as the need to engage the Ministry of Health so they can carry it as a health issue for a collaborative effort towards better health Dr Gabriel Fawole from School of the Environment University of Portmouth UK recommended for wastes to be buried in place of burning them and recycling of wastes Fawole said that in the developed world some human activities like travelling on air for short trips driving some distance were regulated to avoid emissions that come from those means of transportation He also said everyone needs to control his indoor pollution adding that 10 to 20 per cent of air pollution generated outdoor affect the indoors If the environment is dusty keep your windows shut because when these pollutants come in they don t go out and when you generate pollution indoors they don t go out easily There were series of technical sessions that took place at the conference all suggesting ways government institutions and individuals can contribute towards a healthy and better environment www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NASRDA, NESREA, NiMET, others decry human activities causing poor air quality
     The National Space Research and Development Agency NASRDA government agencies and stakeholders have decried human activities that contribute to poor air quality across the country They condemned this act on Friday at the close of the international conference organised by Centre for Atmospheric Research an activity centre of NASRDA in collaboration with Osun State University and Penn State University USA The conference which lasted from Monday to Friday focused on COVID 19 Air Quality and Environment with the theme Fighting Pollution A Silent Threat to our Existence Prof Babatunde Rabiu Director Centre for Atmospheric Research said the centre in the past few years had sited air quality sensors across different locations of the country Rabiu said that the sensors were primarily to aid research on air quality which should improve a habitable environment for humans The director said that the centre has several air monitors across the country We have nine clarity devices and 27 Purple Air sensors connected to us asides those connected to other individuals across the country he said Prof Israel Oyewole Provost College of Science and Engineering Osun State University drew the attention of agencies and the government to air pollution as well as the need to address issues on bush burning Oyewole called for improvement on the regulation of industry activities as well as emissions into the environment If we don t control pollution we are at a dangerous situation that will be affecting us he said Mr Chukwunweizu Maike Osun Coordinator National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency NESREA said that the agency has up to 34 regulations Maike said the regulations include regulation on Air pollution vehicular emission ozone layer surface and ground water pollution among others He further said that the agency in the state was ensuring compliance monitoring of facilities mining base metal facilities and sanitation activities We arrange mediation meetings to address community crisis and currently we have an issue of mining that almost led to the cancellation of the annual Osun Osogbo festival in August Mining in Osun was getting higher and we are currently investigating ground and surface water pollution particularly where we have the mining companies in Ilesha and Ile Ife axis Once we are done with the investigation some of these companies may be sealed or will be made to face the right penalty Maike said Mrs Olumide Olaniyan a Deputy General Manager Nigerian Meteorological Agency NiMET said the agency was proposing to establish more stations across the country to further monitor air quality Olaniyan said that continuous pollution of the environment causes climate change while it affects the health of humans She recalled that according to the World Meteorological Organisation Nigeria was ranked one of the worst polluted countries in Africa Polluting the atmosphere causes global warming and this causes increase in temperature that will lead to evaporation hence intense floods Pollution is serious we need to do something about it and the Sustainable Development Goals have given the mandate for zero emission by 2030 and I don t think we are close to that Olaniyan said She urged that policy makers should be sterner in establishing policies that promote clean air Prof Fuwape Ibiyinka Vice Chancellor Michael and Cecilia Ibru University said as individuals we need to cultivate better habits that promote clean air and environment How can we reduce indoor outdoor pollution either as a nation or individuals as agencies institutions We need to start taking care of our environment whatever we do to our environment pollutes our lives collectively whether soil water or even air it is a cycle As individuals we have the responsibility to ensure that we take care of our environment because if we default the environment will react According to her rural people still use firewood adding there is need to develop renewable stoves solar operated stoves we should not just complain but provide alternatives that are cheap We also need to educate people on the dos and don t as well as the need to engage the Ministry of Health so they can carry it as a health issue for a collaborative effort towards better health Dr Gabriel Fawole from School of the Environment University of Portmouth UK recommended for wastes to be buried in place of burning them and recycling of wastes Fawole said that in the developed world some human activities like travelling on air for short trips driving some distance were regulated to avoid emissions that come from those means of transportation He also said everyone needs to control his indoor pollution adding that 10 to 20 per cent of air pollution generated outdoor affect the indoors If the environment is dusty keep your windows shut because when these pollutants come in they don t go out and when you generate pollution indoors they don t go out easily There were series of technical sessions that took place at the conference all suggesting ways government institutions and individuals can contribute towards a healthy and better environment www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NASRDA, NESREA, NiMET, others decry human activities causing poor air quality
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    NASRDA, NESREA, NiMET, others decry human activities causing poor air quality

    The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), government agencies and stakeholders have decried human activities that contribute to poor air quality across the country.

    They condemned this act on Friday at the close of the international conference organised by Centre for Atmospheric Research, an activity centre of NASRDA,  in collaboration with Osun State University and Penn State University, USA.

    The conference which lasted from Monday to Friday focused on COVID-19, Air Quality and Environment, with the theme “Fighting Pollution: A Silent Threat to our Existence.

    ’’ Prof. Babatunde Rabiu, Director, Centre for Atmospheric Research, said the centre in the past few years had sited air quality sensors across different locations of the country.

    Rabiu said that the sensors were primarily to aid research on air quality which should improve a habitable environment for humans.

    The director said that the centre has several air monitors across the country.

    “We have nine clarity devices and 27 Purple Air sensors connected to us asides those connected to other individuals across the country,” he said.

    Prof. Israel Oyewole, Provost, College of Science and Engineering, Osun State University, drew the attention of agencies and the government to air pollution, as well as the need to address issues on bush burning.

    Oyewole called for improvement on the regulation of industry activities, as well as emissions into the environment.

    “If we don’t control pollution, we are at a dangerous situation that will be affecting us,” he said.

    Mr Chukwunweizu Maike, Osun Coordinator, National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) said that the agency has up to 34 regulations.

    Maike said the regulations include regulation on Air pollution, vehicular emission, ozone layer, surface and ground water pollution, among others.

    He further said that the agency in the state was ensuring compliance, monitoring of facilities, mining, base metal facilities and sanitation activities.

    “We arrange mediation meetings to address community crisis and currently, we have an issue of mining that almost led to the cancellation of the annual Osun Osogbo festival in August.

    “Mining in Osun was getting higher and we are currently investigating ground and surface water pollution, particularly where we have the mining companies in Ilesha and Ile-Ife axis.

    “Once we are done with the investigation, some of these companies may be sealed or will be made to face the right  penalty,’’ Maike said.

    Mrs Olumide Olaniyan, a Deputy General Manager, Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET), said the agency was proposing to establish more stations across the country to further monitor air quality.

    Olaniyan said that continuous pollution of the environment causes climate change, while it affects the health of humans.

    She recalled that, according to the World Meteorological Organisation, Nigeria was, ranked one of the worst polluted countries in Africa.

    “Polluting the atmosphere causes global warming and this causes increase in temperature that will lead to evaporation, hence intense floods.

    “Pollution is serious, we need to do something about it and the Sustainable Development Goals have given the mandate for zero emission by 2030 and I don’t think we are close to that,’’ Olaniyan said.

    She urged that policy makers should be sterner in establishing policies that promote clean air.

    Prof. Fuwape Ibiyinka, Vice-Chancellor, Michael and Cecilia Ibru University, said, ”as individuals, we need to cultivate better habits that promote clean air and environment.

    ”How can we reduce indoor, outdoor pollution, either as a nation or individuals, as agencies, institutions ?

    “We need to start taking care of our environment, whatever we do to our environment, pollutes our lives collectively, whether soil, water or even air, it is a cycle.

    “As individuals, we have the responsibility to ensure that we take care of our environment, because ,if we default, the environment will react.

    ’’ According to her, rural people still use firewood, adding, ”there is need to develop renewable stoves, solar operated stoves, we should not just complain, but provide alternatives that are cheap.

    “We also need to educate people on the dos and don’t, as well as the need to engage the Ministry of Health so they can carry it as a health issue for a collaborative effort towards better health.

    ’’ Dr Gabriel Fawole, from School of the Environment, University of Portmouth, UK, recommended for wastes to be buried in place of burning them and recycling of wastes.

    Fawole said that in the developed world, some human activities like travelling on air for short trips, driving some distance were regulated to avoid emissions that come from those means of transportation.

    He also said, ”everyone needs to control his indoor pollution,” adding that 10 to 20 per cent of air pollution generated outdoor affect the indoors.

    “If the environment is dusty, keep your windows shut, because when these pollutants come in, they don’t go out and when you generate pollution indoors, they don’t go out easily.

    ’’ There were series of technical sessions that took place at the conference, all suggesting ways government, institutions and individuals can contribute towards a healthy and better environment.

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  •  The Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority NEPZA said it would partner Binance and Talent City to establish the first virtual free zone in West Africa Prof Adesoji Adesugba NEPZA s Managing Director said this in a statement signed by Mr Martins Odey Head Corporate Communications NEPZA According to the statement Adesugba said the partnership was necessary after holding meetings with officials of the two firms on Friday in Dubai United Arab Emirates Adesugba explained that the partnership when agreed would birth a virtual free zone similar to the one in Dubai The NEPZA boss presented the vision of his management which centred on expanding frontiers of innovations in the operations and management of free zones in Nigeria and Africa as a whole We seek to break new grounds to widen economic opportunities for our citizens in line with the mandate of the authority the directive of the honourable minister and the economic development agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari Our goal is to engender a flourishing virtual free zone to take advantage of a near trillion dollar virtual economy in blockchains and digital economy Adesugba said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Binance is a global digital blockchain finance services firm operating worldwide The company was represented at the parley by Nadeem Ladki its Executive Director Regional Strategic Partnerships and Sameera Kimatrai Binance Senior Legal Counsel Also in attendance were Luqman Edu Chief Executive of Talent City and Engr Sikiru Lawal NEPZA s Director of Projects and Procurement NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NEPZA seeks partnership with Binance on virtual free zone in W/Africa
     The Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority NEPZA said it would partner Binance and Talent City to establish the first virtual free zone in West Africa Prof Adesoji Adesugba NEPZA s Managing Director said this in a statement signed by Mr Martins Odey Head Corporate Communications NEPZA According to the statement Adesugba said the partnership was necessary after holding meetings with officials of the two firms on Friday in Dubai United Arab Emirates Adesugba explained that the partnership when agreed would birth a virtual free zone similar to the one in Dubai The NEPZA boss presented the vision of his management which centred on expanding frontiers of innovations in the operations and management of free zones in Nigeria and Africa as a whole We seek to break new grounds to widen economic opportunities for our citizens in line with the mandate of the authority the directive of the honourable minister and the economic development agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari Our goal is to engender a flourishing virtual free zone to take advantage of a near trillion dollar virtual economy in blockchains and digital economy Adesugba said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Binance is a global digital blockchain finance services firm operating worldwide The company was represented at the parley by Nadeem Ladki its Executive Director Regional Strategic Partnerships and Sameera Kimatrai Binance Senior Legal Counsel Also in attendance were Luqman Edu Chief Executive of Talent City and Engr Sikiru Lawal NEPZA s Director of Projects and Procurement NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NEPZA seeks partnership with Binance on virtual free zone in W/Africa
    Economy4 weeks ago

    NEPZA seeks partnership with Binance on virtual free zone in W/Africa

    The Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) said it would partner Binance and Talent City to establish the first virtual free zone in West Africa.

    Prof Adesoji Adesugba, NEPZA’s Managing Director, said this in a statement signed by Mr Martins Odey, Head, Corporate Communications, NEPZA.

    According to the statement, Adesugba said the partnership was necessary after holding meetings with officials of the two firms on Friday in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

    Adesugba explained that the partnership when agreed would birth a virtual free zone similar to the one in Dubai.

    The NEPZA boss presented the vision of his management, which centred on expanding frontiers of innovations in the operations and management of free zones in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.

    “We seek to break new grounds to widen economic opportunities for our citizens in line with the mandate of the authority, the directive of the honourable minister and the economic development agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari.

    “Our goal is to engender a flourishing virtual free zone to take advantage of a near trillion dollar virtual economy in blockchains and digital economy,” Adesugba said.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Binance is a global digital, blockchain finance services firm operating worldwide.

    The company was represented at the parley by Nadeem Ladki, its Executive Director, Regional Strategic Partnerships and Sameera Kimatrai, Binance Senior Legal Counsel.

    Also in attendance were Luqman Edu, Chief Executive of Talent City and Engr Sikiru Lawal, NEPZA’s Director of Projects and Procurement.


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  •  The Police Command in Akwa Ibom on Friday paraded a 40 year old woman Mrs Joy Emmanuel for allegedly arranging the kidnap of her husband Mr Emmanuel Ebong The Commissioner of Police Mr Olatoye Durosinmi told newsmen that Joy and the kidnapers collected the sum of N2million as ransom for her husband s release Durosinmi said that the police command in the state would leave no stone unturned to stamp out criminals and criminality Speaking to newsmen Joy said that circumstances forced her to plan the kidnap of Ebong an indigene of Ntak Obio Akpa in Oruk Anam Local Government Area She said that her husband did not only starve her of sex but also refused to provide for the family I did menial jobs to fend for the family I arranged his kidnap because I needed money to take care of the family Unfortunately I was not given the ransom money after the abduction was successful she said Joy mentioned one Udo Moji now at large as the leader of the gang she engaged for her husband s abduction She said They collected the money from me and never gave anything to me Some members of the group who were arrested while spending the money mentioned my name to the police Also speaking Ebong said that he was kidnapped at about 8 30 p m on July 21 shortly after entering his house They took me out of my compound in a mini bus They kept me for four days and demanded the sum of N2million as ransom They took me me to Etinan where they caged me I am very fortunate that the police came on a rescue operation They collected N2million from me The police later recovered about N500 000 from them he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police in A’Ibom parade woman for arranging husband’s kidnap
     The Police Command in Akwa Ibom on Friday paraded a 40 year old woman Mrs Joy Emmanuel for allegedly arranging the kidnap of her husband Mr Emmanuel Ebong The Commissioner of Police Mr Olatoye Durosinmi told newsmen that Joy and the kidnapers collected the sum of N2million as ransom for her husband s release Durosinmi said that the police command in the state would leave no stone unturned to stamp out criminals and criminality Speaking to newsmen Joy said that circumstances forced her to plan the kidnap of Ebong an indigene of Ntak Obio Akpa in Oruk Anam Local Government Area She said that her husband did not only starve her of sex but also refused to provide for the family I did menial jobs to fend for the family I arranged his kidnap because I needed money to take care of the family Unfortunately I was not given the ransom money after the abduction was successful she said Joy mentioned one Udo Moji now at large as the leader of the gang she engaged for her husband s abduction She said They collected the money from me and never gave anything to me Some members of the group who were arrested while spending the money mentioned my name to the police Also speaking Ebong said that he was kidnapped at about 8 30 p m on July 21 shortly after entering his house They took me out of my compound in a mini bus They kept me for four days and demanded the sum of N2million as ransom They took me me to Etinan where they caged me I am very fortunate that the police came on a rescue operation They collected N2million from me The police later recovered about N500 000 from them he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police in A’Ibom parade woman for arranging husband’s kidnap
    General news4 weeks ago

    Police in A’Ibom parade woman for arranging husband’s kidnap

    The Police Command in Akwa Ibom on Friday paraded a 40-year old woman, Mrs Joy Emmanuel,  for allegedly arranging the kidnap of her husband, Mr Emmanuel Ebong.

    The Commissioner of Police, Mr Olatoye Durosinmi, told newsmen that Joy and the kidnapers collected the sum of N2million as ransom for her husband’s release.

    Durosinmi said that the police command in the state would leave no stone unturned to stamp out criminals and criminality.

    Speaking to newsmen, Joy said that circumstances forced her to plan the kidnap of Ebong, an indigene of Ntak Obio Akpa in Oruk Anam Local Government Area.She said that her husband did not only starve her of sex but also refused to provide for the family.

    ”I did menial jobs to fend for the family.

    I arranged his kidnap because I needed money to take care of the family.

    ”Unfortunately I was not given the ransom money after the abduction was successful,” she said.

    Joy mentioned one Udo Moji, now at large, as the leader of the gang she engaged  for  her husband’s abduction.

    She said, ”They collected the money from me and never gave anything to me. 

    Some members of the group who were arrested while spending the money mentioned my name to the police.

    ”Also speaking, Ebong said that he was kidnapped at about 8.30 p.

    m., on July 21 shortly after entering his house.

    “They took me out of my compound in a mini bus.

    They kept me for four days and demanded the sum of N2million as ransom.

    ”They took me me to Etinan where they caged me.

    I am very fortunate that the police came on a rescue operation.

    ‘They collected N2million from me.

    The police later recovered about N500,000 from them,” he said.


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  •  Some stakeholders in the healthcare sector for the elderly have called for policy driven interventions targeted at the elderly to improve their quality of life and health status They made the call during Gerocare Fifth Anniversary on Friday in Lagos Dr Ajibola Meraiyebu Co founder Gerocare Solutions Ltd noted that the country s healthcare system had neglected the elderly in policies and programmes that could enhance their health He said that even the health insurance ended at a certain age and thereafter these elderly ones were left at their own mercy I m not saying this because of Gerocare but the fact is that we will all age and when we get to that age we will wonder why we didn t have strong policies to address this gap The National Health Insurance Act NHIA is working on evolving policies and plans that will target the elderly however this is expensive It is expensive because it is curative and that s why Gerocare preaches preventive care to detect threats to health early and take care of it he said He noted that maternal child and adolescent health had taken the centre stage in many health interventions adding that it was time to include the elderly in alignment with SDG 3 which advocated good health for all ages Meraiyebu also advised the government to embrace the use of technology noting that using it would allow it to reach more people He added that in the last five years the company serviced no fewer than 29 000 people through its homecare service and no fewer than 115 000 elderly persons through its various outreach programmes Also Dr Ebi Ofrey Co Founder Gerocare said the company provides an affordable and easily accessible means for the elderly to receive regular home visits by a medical doctor in any city in Nigeria Ofrey noted that this was done to assist the elderly to maintain a healthy state prevent health deteriorations as they grow older and improve their quality of life Ofrey stressed that promoting preventive healthcare was critical to treating 80 per cent of health related cases Meanwhile Mrs Olubunmi Sodade the Executive Director Nigerian Association of Retired People NARP50 commended Gerocare saying that they had brought peace of mind to the elderly and their loved ones Similarly Mr Oladotun Olakanle the Chairman of Onigbongbo Local Council Development Area commended Gerocare for its strides in improving the health of the elderly Olakanle said that the company through its health outreach programmes had impacted and improved the health of 150 elderly persons in his council The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Civic Engagement Princess Aderemi Adebowale restated the government s commitment to improving the care of the elderly in the state Adebowale represented by Mrs Olaide Ibrahim Director of Admin and Human Resources Office of Civic Engagement said that health promotion and improvement remained a priority of the state government NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Experts harp on policy intervention for elderly care
     Some stakeholders in the healthcare sector for the elderly have called for policy driven interventions targeted at the elderly to improve their quality of life and health status They made the call during Gerocare Fifth Anniversary on Friday in Lagos Dr Ajibola Meraiyebu Co founder Gerocare Solutions Ltd noted that the country s healthcare system had neglected the elderly in policies and programmes that could enhance their health He said that even the health insurance ended at a certain age and thereafter these elderly ones were left at their own mercy I m not saying this because of Gerocare but the fact is that we will all age and when we get to that age we will wonder why we didn t have strong policies to address this gap The National Health Insurance Act NHIA is working on evolving policies and plans that will target the elderly however this is expensive It is expensive because it is curative and that s why Gerocare preaches preventive care to detect threats to health early and take care of it he said He noted that maternal child and adolescent health had taken the centre stage in many health interventions adding that it was time to include the elderly in alignment with SDG 3 which advocated good health for all ages Meraiyebu also advised the government to embrace the use of technology noting that using it would allow it to reach more people He added that in the last five years the company serviced no fewer than 29 000 people through its homecare service and no fewer than 115 000 elderly persons through its various outreach programmes Also Dr Ebi Ofrey Co Founder Gerocare said the company provides an affordable and easily accessible means for the elderly to receive regular home visits by a medical doctor in any city in Nigeria Ofrey noted that this was done to assist the elderly to maintain a healthy state prevent health deteriorations as they grow older and improve their quality of life Ofrey stressed that promoting preventive healthcare was critical to treating 80 per cent of health related cases Meanwhile Mrs Olubunmi Sodade the Executive Director Nigerian Association of Retired People NARP50 commended Gerocare saying that they had brought peace of mind to the elderly and their loved ones Similarly Mr Oladotun Olakanle the Chairman of Onigbongbo Local Council Development Area commended Gerocare for its strides in improving the health of the elderly Olakanle said that the company through its health outreach programmes had impacted and improved the health of 150 elderly persons in his council The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Civic Engagement Princess Aderemi Adebowale restated the government s commitment to improving the care of the elderly in the state Adebowale represented by Mrs Olaide Ibrahim Director of Admin and Human Resources Office of Civic Engagement said that health promotion and improvement remained a priority of the state government NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Experts harp on policy intervention for elderly care
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    Experts harp on policy intervention for elderly care

    Some stakeholders in the healthcare sector for the elderly have called for policy-driven interventions targeted at the elderly to improve their quality of life and health status.  

    They made the call during Gerocare Fifth Anniversary on Friday in Lagos.   

    Dr Ajibola Meraiyebu, Co-founder, Gerocare Solutions Ltd., noted that the country’s healthcare  system had neglected the elderly in policies and programmes that could enhance their health.  

    He said that even the health insurance ended at a certain age and thereafter these elderly ones were left at their own mercy.  

    “I’m not saying this because of Gerocare, but the fact is that we will all age and when we get to that age, we will wonder why we didn’t have strong policies to address this gap.   

    “The National Health Insurance Act (NHIA) is working on evolving policies and plans that will target the elderly, however, this is expensive.  

    “It is expensive because it is curative and that’s why Gerocare preaches preventive care to detect threats to health early and take care of it,” he said.  

    He noted that maternal, child and adolescent health had taken  the centre stage in many health interventions, adding that it was time to include the elderly in alignment with SDG-3 which advocated good health for all ages.  

    Meraiyebu also advised the government to embrace the use of technology, noting that using it would allow it to reach more people.   

    He added that in the last five years, the company serviced no fewer than  29,000 people through its homecare service and no fewer than 115, 000 elderly persons through its various outreach programmes.   

    Also, Dr Ebi Ofrey, Co-Founder, Gerocare, said the company provides an affordable and easily accessible means for the elderly to receive regular home visits by a medical doctor in any city in Nigeria.   

    Ofrey noted that this was done to assist the elderly to  maintain a healthy state, prevent health deteriorations as they grow older and improve their quality of life.    

    Ofrey stressed that promoting preventive healthcare was critical to treating 80 per cent of health-related cases.  

    Meanwhile, Mrs Olubunmi Sodade, the  Executive Director, Nigerian Association of Retired People (NARP50+), commended Gerocare, saying that  they had brought peace of mind to the elderly and their loved ones.  

    Similarly, Mr Oladotun Olakanle, the Chairman of Onigbongbo Local Council Development Area, commended Gerocare for its strides in improving the health of the elderly.   

    Olakanle said that  the company through its health outreach programmes  had impacted and improved the health of 150 elderly persons in his council.   

    The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Civic Engagement, Princess Aderemi Adebowale, restated the government’s commitment to improving the care of the elderly in the state.   

    Adebowale, represented by Mrs Olaide Ibrahim, Director of Admin and Human Resources, Office of Civic Engagement, said that  health promotion and improvement remained a priority of the state government.    


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