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  •  The 1st Vice President of Nigeria Football Federation NFF Seyi Akinwunmi on Sunday unveiled a 4 point agenda of his bid to become the President of the the body in the September presidential election Akinwunmi revealed the 4 point agenda at a media interactive session held at Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre Alausa Lagos NAN reports that the NFF 1st Vice President has declared to run for the NFF presidency scheduled for Friday Sept 30 in Benin City Edo State Akinwunmi is hoping to take over the baton from the incumbent Amaju Pinnick who came into office eight years ago Akinwunmi who doubles as the Chairman Lagos State Football Association LSFA said that as an experienced football administrator he possessed the right credentials to take over the mantle of leadership at the NFF I am equipped for this job I have gone through all the cadre of football administration in Nigeria I started as a grassroots mobiliser after which I served as the Legal Adviser on Football matters in Lagos State and also appointed into the Presidential Football Development by the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan I was also appointed as the Legal Adviser to the then Minister of Sports on Football matters and I intervened when FIFA wanted to ban Nigerian Football over some infraction I was elected as the Chairman of LSFA and during this time I initiated many projects like Eko Football Festival Soccerres and the CAF Beach Soccer in Nigeria and then the 1st VP of NFF he said Akinwunmi said as an administrator he had been the light of moving the football administration forward in Nigeria I came through the ranks to the top hierarchy in Nigerian football and the present board has come a long way from where we met the football administration There are some things we have done right and also things we need to improve upon I know that history will be our judge I take responsibility for anything we did not do well and glory for things well done The past circumstances should not hinder me to drive my passion to reach the goals I think Nigerian Football can get to as I will bring my all to the administration of Nigerian football My desire is to put Nigerian Football at par with any competing football federation in the world he said Akinwunmi also gave the 4 point agenda which are based on football development business of football infrastructure and technology I desire to achieve my ambition in NFF on four pillars The first is football development which includes grassroots restructuring and development of the league Second is the business of football such as investments that can yield return we also need partners and sponsorships which is the icing on the cake and not the cake itself Thirdly infrastructure we need to encourage people to invest in the league by building small stadium which they can improve upon and also in housing scheme he said Fourth is the use of technology for match tickets to identify the hooligans from the genuine fans he said IFY NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NFF Election: Akinwunmi lists 4-point agenda to lift Nigerian football
     The 1st Vice President of Nigeria Football Federation NFF Seyi Akinwunmi on Sunday unveiled a 4 point agenda of his bid to become the President of the the body in the September presidential election Akinwunmi revealed the 4 point agenda at a media interactive session held at Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre Alausa Lagos NAN reports that the NFF 1st Vice President has declared to run for the NFF presidency scheduled for Friday Sept 30 in Benin City Edo State Akinwunmi is hoping to take over the baton from the incumbent Amaju Pinnick who came into office eight years ago Akinwunmi who doubles as the Chairman Lagos State Football Association LSFA said that as an experienced football administrator he possessed the right credentials to take over the mantle of leadership at the NFF I am equipped for this job I have gone through all the cadre of football administration in Nigeria I started as a grassroots mobiliser after which I served as the Legal Adviser on Football matters in Lagos State and also appointed into the Presidential Football Development by the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan I was also appointed as the Legal Adviser to the then Minister of Sports on Football matters and I intervened when FIFA wanted to ban Nigerian Football over some infraction I was elected as the Chairman of LSFA and during this time I initiated many projects like Eko Football Festival Soccerres and the CAF Beach Soccer in Nigeria and then the 1st VP of NFF he said Akinwunmi said as an administrator he had been the light of moving the football administration forward in Nigeria I came through the ranks to the top hierarchy in Nigerian football and the present board has come a long way from where we met the football administration There are some things we have done right and also things we need to improve upon I know that history will be our judge I take responsibility for anything we did not do well and glory for things well done The past circumstances should not hinder me to drive my passion to reach the goals I think Nigerian Football can get to as I will bring my all to the administration of Nigerian football My desire is to put Nigerian Football at par with any competing football federation in the world he said Akinwunmi also gave the 4 point agenda which are based on football development business of football infrastructure and technology I desire to achieve my ambition in NFF on four pillars The first is football development which includes grassroots restructuring and development of the league Second is the business of football such as investments that can yield return we also need partners and sponsorships which is the icing on the cake and not the cake itself Thirdly infrastructure we need to encourage people to invest in the league by building small stadium which they can improve upon and also in housing scheme he said Fourth is the use of technology for match tickets to identify the hooligans from the genuine fans he said IFY NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NFF Election: Akinwunmi lists 4-point agenda to lift Nigerian football
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    NFF Election: Akinwunmi lists 4-point agenda to lift Nigerian football

    The 1st Vice President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Seyi Akinwunmi, on Sunday unveiled a 4-point agenda of his bid to become the President of the the body in the September presidential election.

    Akinwunmi revealed the 4-point agenda at a media interactive session held at Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa, Lagos.

    NAN reports that the NFF 1st Vice President has declared to run for the NFF presidency scheduled for Friday, Sept. 30, in Benin-City, Edo State.

    Akinwunmi is hoping to take over the baton from the incumbent, Amaju Pinnick, who came into office eight years ago Akinwunmi who doubles as the Chairman, Lagos State Football Association (LSFA) said that as an experienced football administrator, he possessed the right credentials to take over the mantle of leadership at the NFF.

    “I am equipped for this job; I have gone through all the cadre of football administration in Nigeria.

    “I started as a grassroots mobiliser, after which I served as the Legal Adviser on Football matters in Lagos State and also appointed into the Presidential Football Development by the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.

    “I was also appointed as the Legal Adviser to the then Minister of Sports on Football matters and I intervened when FIFA wanted to ban Nigerian Football over some infraction.

    “I was elected as the Chairman of LSFA and during this time I initiated many projects like, Eko Football Festival, Soccerres and the CAF Beach Soccer in Nigeria and then, the 1st VP of NFF,” he said.

    Akinwunmi said as an administrator, he had been the light of moving the football administration forward in Nigeria.

    “I came through the ranks to the top hierarchy in Nigerian football and the present board has come a long way from where we met the football administration.

    “There are some things we have done right and also things we need to improve upon, I know that history will be our judge.

    I take responsibility for anything we did not do well and glory for things well done.

    “The past circumstances should not hinder me to drive my passion to reach the goals I think Nigerian Football can get to as I will bring my all to the administration of Nigerian football.

    “My desire is to put Nigerian Football at par with any competing football federation in the world,” he said.

    Akinwunmi also gave the 4-point agenda which are based on football development, business of football, infrastructure and technology.

    “I desire to achieve my ambition in NFF on four pillars.

    The first is football development, which includes grassroots restructuring and development of the league.

    “Second is the business of football, such as investments that can yield return, we also need partners and sponsorships which is the icing on the cake and not the cake itself.

    “Thirdly, infrastructure, we need to encourage people to invest in the league by building small stadium, which they can improve upon, and also in housing scheme,” he said.

    “Fourth is the use of technology for match tickets, to identify the hooligans from the genuine fans,” he said.

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  •  The new Pharmacy Council of Nigeria PCN Act has conferred powers on the Registrar of the council to suspend revoke withdraw or cancel practice licences for pharmacists According to a statement by Chairman of the Governing Board of the PCN Prof Ahmed Mora the new Act also extended the tenure of the chairman of the Council to four years Mora commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Bill into law The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Bill establishing the PCN was signed into law by the President in August The new Act has also extended the experience requirement for appointment as chairman and members of the Board to not less than 25 years post registration According to Mora the law also stipulates experience of not less than 10 years for nominees of the board from the six geopolitical zones of the country In the new law eight members are to represent the geopolitical zones of the federation The law has empowered the council to appoint directly or on secondment from other government departments such number and category of employees as it may require in the effective discharge of its duties it provides expanded powers and functions of the Council to inspect approve licence and regulate the registration and practice of pharmacy S 4 he said Mora said that the new law also included all stakeholders Pharmacists Pharmacy technicians and patent medicine vendors in the pharmacy distribution chain The chairman added that the law expressly stated that the Federal High Court had jurisdiction to hear and determine criminal and civil matters under it On offences and penalties the new law provides fines for offences ranging from N250 000 N2 000 000 as against a paltry fine for offences ranging from N250 N1000 in the previous law he said Mora said it had been a long journey in the enactment of instruments that regulate and control pharmacy education training and practice since 1927 with the Board of Medical Examiners In 1936 the Pharmacy Board of Nigeria was established and in 1964 the Pharmacists Board of Nigeria PBN In 1992 the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria PCN was established It pleases Almighty God that it is Buhari that will be making history by signing into law the Bill establishing the Pharmacy Council of Nigeria in 2022 We are grateful to Senator Ahmed Lawal the President of the Senate the Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila and all the legislators that worked so hard to ensure that the bill passed through he said NAN recalls that pharmacy practice in Nigeria is regulated by the PCN PCN is a Federal Government parastatal charged with the responsibility of regulating and controlling Pharmacy Education Training and Practice in all aspects and ramifications It is responsible for the registration and licensure of all Pharmacists Pharmaceutical premises as well as the issuance of permits to pharmacy technicians and registration and licensure of patent and proprietary medicine vendors www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    New PCN Act empowers registrar to suspend, withdraw licences–Board
     The new Pharmacy Council of Nigeria PCN Act has conferred powers on the Registrar of the council to suspend revoke withdraw or cancel practice licences for pharmacists According to a statement by Chairman of the Governing Board of the PCN Prof Ahmed Mora the new Act also extended the tenure of the chairman of the Council to four years Mora commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Bill into law The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Bill establishing the PCN was signed into law by the President in August The new Act has also extended the experience requirement for appointment as chairman and members of the Board to not less than 25 years post registration According to Mora the law also stipulates experience of not less than 10 years for nominees of the board from the six geopolitical zones of the country In the new law eight members are to represent the geopolitical zones of the federation The law has empowered the council to appoint directly or on secondment from other government departments such number and category of employees as it may require in the effective discharge of its duties it provides expanded powers and functions of the Council to inspect approve licence and regulate the registration and practice of pharmacy S 4 he said Mora said that the new law also included all stakeholders Pharmacists Pharmacy technicians and patent medicine vendors in the pharmacy distribution chain The chairman added that the law expressly stated that the Federal High Court had jurisdiction to hear and determine criminal and civil matters under it On offences and penalties the new law provides fines for offences ranging from N250 000 N2 000 000 as against a paltry fine for offences ranging from N250 N1000 in the previous law he said Mora said it had been a long journey in the enactment of instruments that regulate and control pharmacy education training and practice since 1927 with the Board of Medical Examiners In 1936 the Pharmacy Board of Nigeria was established and in 1964 the Pharmacists Board of Nigeria PBN In 1992 the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria PCN was established It pleases Almighty God that it is Buhari that will be making history by signing into law the Bill establishing the Pharmacy Council of Nigeria in 2022 We are grateful to Senator Ahmed Lawal the President of the Senate the Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila and all the legislators that worked so hard to ensure that the bill passed through he said NAN recalls that pharmacy practice in Nigeria is regulated by the PCN PCN is a Federal Government parastatal charged with the responsibility of regulating and controlling Pharmacy Education Training and Practice in all aspects and ramifications It is responsible for the registration and licensure of all Pharmacists Pharmaceutical premises as well as the issuance of permits to pharmacy technicians and registration and licensure of patent and proprietary medicine vendors www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    New PCN Act empowers registrar to suspend, withdraw licences–Board
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    New PCN Act empowers registrar to suspend, withdraw licences–Board

    The new Pharmacy Council of Nigeria (PCN) Act has conferred powers on the Registrar of the council to suspend, revoke, withdraw or cancel practice licences for pharmacists.

    According to a statement by Chairman of the Governing Board of the PCN, Prof. Ahmed Mora, the new Act also extended the tenure of the chairman of the Council to four years.

    Mora commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Bill into law.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Bill establishing the PCN was signed into law by the President in August.

    The new Act has also extended the experience requirement for appointment as chairman and members of the Board to, not less than 25 years post-registration.

    According to Mora, the law also stipulates experience of not less than 10 years for nominees of the board from the six geopolitical zones of the country.

    “In the new law, eight members are to represent the geopolitical zones of the federation.

    “The law has empowered the council to appoint directly or on secondment from other government departments, such number and category of employees as it may require in the effective discharge of its duties.

    “it provides expanded powers and functions of the Council to inspect, approve, licence and regulate the registration and practice of pharmacy S.

    4,” he said.

    Mora said that the new law also included all stakeholders- Pharmacists, Pharmacy technicians, and patent medicine vendors in the pharmacy distribution chain.

    The chairman added that the law expressly stated that the Federal High Court had jurisdiction to hear and determine criminal and civil matters under it.

    “On offences and penalties, the new law provides fines for offences ranging from N250,000 – N2,000,000 as against a paltry fine for offences ranging from N250- N1000 in the previous law,” he said.

    Mora said, ”it had been a long journey in the enactment of instruments that regulate and control pharmacy education, training and practice since 1927 with the Board of Medical Examiners.

    “In 1936, the Pharmacy Board of Nigeria was established and in 1964, the Pharmacists Board of Nigeria (PBN).

    In 1992, the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) was established.

    “It pleases Almighty God that it is Buhari that will be making history by signing into law the Bill establishing the Pharmacy Council of Nigeria in 2022. “We are grateful to Senator Ahmed Lawal, the President of the Senate, the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila and all the legislators that worked so hard to ensure that the bill passed through,”he said.

    NAN recalls that pharmacy practice in Nigeria is regulated by the PCN.

    PCN is a Federal Government parastatal charged with the responsibility of regulating and controlling Pharmacy Education, Training and Practice in all aspects and ramifications.

    It is responsible for the registration and licensure of all Pharmacists, Pharmaceutical premises, as well as the issuance of permits to pharmacy technicians and registration and licensure of patent and proprietary medicine vendors.

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  •  Zamfara Government on Sunday inaugurated 43 newly constructed Primary Health Care Centers PHCs and distributed 147 tricycle ambulances to boost access to health services in the state The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the health centres were constructed under the government programme of providing one functional PHC in each of the 147 political wards of the state Gov Bello Matawalle said in a message to the inauguration of one of the completed health centres at Sabongida Bungudu Local Government Area that the remaining PHCs were at various stages of completion Represented by his Deputy Sen Hassan Nasiha the governor said that the 43 PHCs were fully equipped to provide quality health services to patients at the grassroots He directed the state Primary Healthcare Board PHCB to ensure full utilization of the facilities for the benefit of all residents Matawalle called on contractors handling the remaining facilities to complete them or risk revocation of the contract We are always focusing to ensure effective health care delivery for our people this is in our bid to reduce the souring indices in our infant and maternal deaths The tricycle ambulances were equipped with requisite essential equipment to facilitate quick emergency response I therefore urge communities in the state especially pregnant mothers in rural communities to take advantage of this the governor added Matawalle said his administration had distributed ambulances and medical equipment to secondary health care facilities across the state Both the Emir of Gusau Alhaji Ibrahim Bello and the Commissioner Local Government Affairs Alhaji Abubakar S Pawa appreciated the intervention and pledged to ensure that the facilities served the people Earlier the Executive Secretary PHCB Dr Tukur Isma il said the PHCs would help to reduce infant and maternal deaths and encourage pregnant women to go for antenatal NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Zamfara govt constructs 43 PHCs, distributes147 ambulances
     Zamfara Government on Sunday inaugurated 43 newly constructed Primary Health Care Centers PHCs and distributed 147 tricycle ambulances to boost access to health services in the state The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the health centres were constructed under the government programme of providing one functional PHC in each of the 147 political wards of the state Gov Bello Matawalle said in a message to the inauguration of one of the completed health centres at Sabongida Bungudu Local Government Area that the remaining PHCs were at various stages of completion Represented by his Deputy Sen Hassan Nasiha the governor said that the 43 PHCs were fully equipped to provide quality health services to patients at the grassroots He directed the state Primary Healthcare Board PHCB to ensure full utilization of the facilities for the benefit of all residents Matawalle called on contractors handling the remaining facilities to complete them or risk revocation of the contract We are always focusing to ensure effective health care delivery for our people this is in our bid to reduce the souring indices in our infant and maternal deaths The tricycle ambulances were equipped with requisite essential equipment to facilitate quick emergency response I therefore urge communities in the state especially pregnant mothers in rural communities to take advantage of this the governor added Matawalle said his administration had distributed ambulances and medical equipment to secondary health care facilities across the state Both the Emir of Gusau Alhaji Ibrahim Bello and the Commissioner Local Government Affairs Alhaji Abubakar S Pawa appreciated the intervention and pledged to ensure that the facilities served the people Earlier the Executive Secretary PHCB Dr Tukur Isma il said the PHCs would help to reduce infant and maternal deaths and encourage pregnant women to go for antenatal NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Zamfara govt constructs 43 PHCs, distributes147 ambulances
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    Zamfara govt constructs 43 PHCs, distributes147 ambulances

    Zamfara Government on Sunday  inaugurated 43 newly constructed Primary Health Care Centers (PHCs) and distributed 147 tricycle ambulances to boost access to health services in the state.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the health centres were constructed under the government programme of providing one functional PHC in each of the 147 political wards of the state.

    Gov. Bello Matawalle said in a message to the inauguration of one of the completed health centres at Sabongida, Bungudu Local Government Area, that the remaining PHCs were at various stages of completion.

    Represented by his Deputy, Sen. Hassan Nasiha, the governor said that the 43 PHCs were fully equipped to provide quality health services to patients at the grassroots.

    He directed the state Primary Healthcare Board (PHCB) to ensure full utilization of the facilities for the benefit of all residents.

    Matawalle called on contractors handling the remaining facilities to complete them or risk revocation of the contract.

    “We are always focusing to ensure effective health care delivery for our people, this is in our bid to reduce the souring indices in our infant and maternal deaths.

    “The tricycle ambulances were equipped with requisite essential equipment to facilitate quick emergency response.

    “I therefore, urge communities in the state, especially pregnant mothers in rural communities to take advantage of this,” the governor added.

    Matawalle said his administration had distributed ambulances and medical equipment to secondary health care facilities across the state.

    Both the Emir of Gusau, Alhaji Ibrahim Bello, and the Commissioner, Local Government Affairs, Alhaji Abubakar S-Pawa, appreciated the intervention and pledged to ensure that the facilities served the people.

    Earlier, the Executive Secretary, PHCB, Dr Tukur Isma’il said the PHCs would help to reduce infant and maternal deaths and encourage pregnant women to go for antenatal.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Gov Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state has donated N25 000 each to 400 participating national handball competition players and other officials as an encouragement to sports development Tambuwal announced the donations at the closing ceremony of 2022 National Under 12 and 15 Boys and Girls Handball Championship at Giginya Memorial Sports Complex on Sunday in Sokoto He reiterated his administration s commitment to enhance sporting facilities as well as overall sports development saying this is part of my government s agenda Tambuwal said that investments in sports were meant to curtail youths restiveness and make them more productive as well as shape their future According to him sporting activities have become global attractions means of livelihoods and they were making economic impacts at different categories The present administration constructed a modern 11 000 capacity stadium at Kasarawa multipurpose sporting halls Indoor spots arena and upgraded various sporting facilities I enjoin youths and people at large to utilize these facilities for productive engagements and the development of the state Tambuwal said The governor further called for more investments and private sector partnerships to to boost sporting activities in the state In his remark Sen Abdul Ningi lauded Tambuwal s efforts for providing world class sporting facilities in state Ningi said the magnificent buildings would facilitate youth developments in the state Alhaji Akibu Dhalhatu the Commissioner of Information and overseer of the Ministry of Youths and Sport Development said state government was according the required attention to sports Dalhatu said government overhauled the state owned football clubs and other sporting teams with upgraded allowances provided buses and other sports equipment to them He said Sokoto United Football club had been advancing at tournaments adding that the state handball team Rima strikers recently won gold medals and emerged champions at the national youths games in Kwara Dlhatu said that the state s senior Rima team emerged victorious at the 2021 national handball premier league and represented Nigeria at the African Handball Championship in Morocco The News Agency of Nigeria this year s edition recorded low turnout with teams from Kebbi Zamfara Katsina Niger Kwara and Sokoto states and FCT participating in the week long event The third in the series teams from Kebbi Sokoto FCT have competed for honour in the U 12 boys category with host Sokoto state featuring two teams Teams that competed for honour in the U 15 boys category were Kebbi Sokoto FCT Caliphate Academy Suleija Shooters Zamfara and Katsina Three teams C amp S FPS Academy Kebbi and Sokoto just like in the U 12 girls category also battled in the U 15 girls category In the U 15 boys category final encounter watched by a mammoth crowd host team Rima Strikers backed by the vociferous home fans took the match beyond the reach of their opponent Equity boys from Kebbi early in the first half Rima Strikers stamped their supremacy ending the first half 12 2 apiece The boys U 15 final match eventually ended 21 8 in favour of the Sokoto lads and medals were presented to all the winning teams NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Tambuwal splashes N10m on handball players, officials
     Gov Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state has donated N25 000 each to 400 participating national handball competition players and other officials as an encouragement to sports development Tambuwal announced the donations at the closing ceremony of 2022 National Under 12 and 15 Boys and Girls Handball Championship at Giginya Memorial Sports Complex on Sunday in Sokoto He reiterated his administration s commitment to enhance sporting facilities as well as overall sports development saying this is part of my government s agenda Tambuwal said that investments in sports were meant to curtail youths restiveness and make them more productive as well as shape their future According to him sporting activities have become global attractions means of livelihoods and they were making economic impacts at different categories The present administration constructed a modern 11 000 capacity stadium at Kasarawa multipurpose sporting halls Indoor spots arena and upgraded various sporting facilities I enjoin youths and people at large to utilize these facilities for productive engagements and the development of the state Tambuwal said The governor further called for more investments and private sector partnerships to to boost sporting activities in the state In his remark Sen Abdul Ningi lauded Tambuwal s efforts for providing world class sporting facilities in state Ningi said the magnificent buildings would facilitate youth developments in the state Alhaji Akibu Dhalhatu the Commissioner of Information and overseer of the Ministry of Youths and Sport Development said state government was according the required attention to sports Dalhatu said government overhauled the state owned football clubs and other sporting teams with upgraded allowances provided buses and other sports equipment to them He said Sokoto United Football club had been advancing at tournaments adding that the state handball team Rima strikers recently won gold medals and emerged champions at the national youths games in Kwara Dlhatu said that the state s senior Rima team emerged victorious at the 2021 national handball premier league and represented Nigeria at the African Handball Championship in Morocco The News Agency of Nigeria this year s edition recorded low turnout with teams from Kebbi Zamfara Katsina Niger Kwara and Sokoto states and FCT participating in the week long event The third in the series teams from Kebbi Sokoto FCT have competed for honour in the U 12 boys category with host Sokoto state featuring two teams Teams that competed for honour in the U 15 boys category were Kebbi Sokoto FCT Caliphate Academy Suleija Shooters Zamfara and Katsina Three teams C amp S FPS Academy Kebbi and Sokoto just like in the U 12 girls category also battled in the U 15 girls category In the U 15 boys category final encounter watched by a mammoth crowd host team Rima Strikers backed by the vociferous home fans took the match beyond the reach of their opponent Equity boys from Kebbi early in the first half Rima Strikers stamped their supremacy ending the first half 12 2 apiece The boys U 15 final match eventually ended 21 8 in favour of the Sokoto lads and medals were presented to all the winning teams NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Tambuwal splashes N10m on handball players, officials
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    Tambuwal splashes N10m on handball players, officials

    Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state has donated N25,000 each to 400 participating national handball competition players and other officials as an encouragement to sports development.

    Tambuwal announced the donations at the closing ceremony of 2022 National Under 12 and 15 Boys and Girls Handball Championship at Giginya Memorial Sports Complex, on Sunday in Sokoto.

    He reiterated his administration’s commitment to enhance sporting facilities, as well as overall sports development, saying, ” this is part of my government’s agenda.

    ” Tambuwal said that investments in sports were meant to curtail youths restiveness and make them more productive as well as shape their future.

    According to him, sporting activities have become global attractions, means of livelihoods and  they were making economic impacts at different categories.

    ” The present administration constructed a modern, 11,000- capacity stadium at Kasarawa, multipurpose sporting halls, Indoor spots arena and upgraded various sporting facilities.

    ” I enjoin youths and people at large, to utilize these facilities for productive engagements and the development of the state, ” Tambuwal said.

    The governor further called for more  investments and private sector partnerships to to boost sporting activities in the state.

    In his remark, Sen. Abdul Ningi, lauded Tambuwal’s efforts for providing world-class sporting facilities in state Ningi said, ”the magnificent buildings would facilitate youth developments in the state.

    ” Alhaji Akibu Dhalhatu, the Commissioner of Information and overseer of the Ministry of Youths and Sport Development, said state government was according the required attention to sports.

    Dalhatu said government overhauled the state-owned football clubs and other sporting teams, with upgraded allowances, provided buses and other sports equipment to them.

    He said Sokoto United Football club had been advancing at tournaments, adding that the state handball team, Rima strikers recently won gold medals and emerged champions at the national youths games in Kwara.

    Dlhatu said that the state’s senior Rima team emerged victorious at the 2021 national handball premier league and represented Nigeria at the African Handball Championship in Morocco.

    The News Agency of Nigeria this year’s edition recorded low turnout with teams from Kebbi, Zamfara, Katsina, Niger, Kwara and Sokoto states and FCT participating in the week-long event.

    The third in the series, teams from Kebbi, Sokoto, FCT have competed for honour in the U-12 boys category, with host Sokoto state featuring two teams.

    Teams that competed for honour in the U-15 boys category were Kebbi, Sokoto, FCT, Caliphate Academy, Suleija Shooters, Zamfara and Katsina.

    Three teams C&S FPS Academy, Kebbi and Sokoto, just like in the U-12 girls category also battled in the U-15 girls category.

    In the U-15 boys category final encounter watched by a mammoth crowd, host team, Rima Strikers, backed by the vociferous home fans, took the match beyond the reach of their opponent, Equity boys from Kebbi, early in the first half.

    Rima Strikers stamped their supremacy, ending the first half, 12 – 2 apiece.

    The boys U-15 final match eventually ended 21 – 8, in favour of the Sokoto lads and medals were presented to all the winning teams.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   2023 Atiku has antidote to Nigeria s challenges PDP chieftain PDP By Muhammad Nasir Sokoto Sept 4 2023 A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in Sokoto State Alhaji Dodo Oroji says former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has antidote to Nigeria s myriad of challenges Oroji who spoke to newsmen in Sokoto on Sunday said the PDP presidential candidate would take Nigeria out of its current situation if elected by Nigerians in 2023 General Elections I am of the belief that Nigerians will massively vote Atiku during the forthcoming general elections as he is the man to beat PDP is the party to beat during the 2023 polls and Atiku has the sagacity commitment and wealth of experience to fix Nigeria The country needs a dedicated workaholic and patriotic personality like Atiku to steer its ship to greater heights Atiku indeed has the requisite qualifications experience political will local and international connections to diligently take Nigeria to the promised land Oroji said Oroji who is also a large scale farmer described Atiku as a peace maker and a bridge builder locally and internationally If elected he will certainly use his vast knowledge and experience as an ex Vice President to effectively tackle the present multifaceted security challenges of Nigeria This is very crucial as this is the only way to restore peace and security to the country as without doing this Nigeria would continue to lag behind in the comity of nations he added The PDP chieftain also said that if elected Atiku will use his expertise to vigorously and logically pursue the anti corruption war in the country Oroji however advised If elected Atiku should do away with the menace of cabals in Aso Rock as alleged by Nigerians This problem of cabals many Nigerians alleged used to be the cog in the wheel of the development of the country I am therefore appealing to Nigerians to massively vote for Atiku come 2023 for him to take Nigeria out of the woods Oroji urged NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Atiku has antidote to Nigeria’s challenges- PDP chieftain
      2023 Atiku has antidote to Nigeria s challenges PDP chieftain PDP By Muhammad Nasir Sokoto Sept 4 2023 A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in Sokoto State Alhaji Dodo Oroji says former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has antidote to Nigeria s myriad of challenges Oroji who spoke to newsmen in Sokoto on Sunday said the PDP presidential candidate would take Nigeria out of its current situation if elected by Nigerians in 2023 General Elections I am of the belief that Nigerians will massively vote Atiku during the forthcoming general elections as he is the man to beat PDP is the party to beat during the 2023 polls and Atiku has the sagacity commitment and wealth of experience to fix Nigeria The country needs a dedicated workaholic and patriotic personality like Atiku to steer its ship to greater heights Atiku indeed has the requisite qualifications experience political will local and international connections to diligently take Nigeria to the promised land Oroji said Oroji who is also a large scale farmer described Atiku as a peace maker and a bridge builder locally and internationally If elected he will certainly use his vast knowledge and experience as an ex Vice President to effectively tackle the present multifaceted security challenges of Nigeria This is very crucial as this is the only way to restore peace and security to the country as without doing this Nigeria would continue to lag behind in the comity of nations he added The PDP chieftain also said that if elected Atiku will use his expertise to vigorously and logically pursue the anti corruption war in the country Oroji however advised If elected Atiku should do away with the menace of cabals in Aso Rock as alleged by Nigerians This problem of cabals many Nigerians alleged used to be the cog in the wheel of the development of the country I am therefore appealing to Nigerians to massively vote for Atiku come 2023 for him to take Nigeria out of the woods Oroji urged NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Atiku has antidote to Nigeria’s challenges- PDP chieftain
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    2023: Atiku has antidote to Nigeria’s challenges- PDP chieftain

    2023: Atiku has antidote to Nigeria’s challenges- PDP chieftain PDP By Muhammad Nasir Sokoto Sept. 4, 2023 A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Sokoto State, Alhaji Dodo Oroji says former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has antidote to Nigeria’s myriad of challenges.

    Oroji, who spoke to newsmen in Sokoto on Sunday said, ”the PDP presidential candidate would take Nigeria out of its current situation, if elected by Nigerians in 2023 General Elections.

    “I am of the belief that Nigerians will massively vote Atiku during the forthcoming general elections as he is the man to beat.

    ”PDP is the party to beat during the 2023 polls and Atiku has the sagacity, commitment and wealth of experience to fix Nigeria.

    ”The country needs a dedicated, workaholic and patriotic personality like Atiku to steer its ship to greater heights.

    ”Atiku, indeed has the requisite qualifications, experience, political will, local and international connections to diligently take Nigeria to the promised land,” Oroji said.

    Oroji, who is also a large-scale farmer described Atiku as a peace maker and a bridge builder, locally and internationally.

    ”If elected, he will certainly use his vast knowledge and experience as an ex-Vice President to effectively tackle the present multifaceted security challenges of Nigeria.

    ”This is very crucial as this is the only way to restore peace and security to the country, as without doing this, Nigeria would continue to lag behind in the comity of nations,” he added.

    The PDP chieftain also said that if elected, Atiku will use his expertise to ”vigorously and logically pursue the anti-corruption war in the country.

    ” Oroji however advised, ” If elected, Atiku should do away with the menace of cabals in Aso Rock as alleged by Nigerians.

    ”This problem of cabals, many Nigerians alleged, used to be the cog in the wheel of the development of the country.

    ”I am therefore appealing to Nigerians to massively vote for Atiku come 2023, for him to take Nigeria out of the woods,” Oroji urged.


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  •  Dr Oluwole Daini National Programme Coordinator Teens and Nubile Club Teenub an NGO has urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU to channel its grievances to the National Assembly He said that seeking legislative solutions on the union s demands was the best way to handle the recurring ASUU government face off and its incessant strikes He therefore called on the union to take its demands to the National Assembly in order to establish a legal support through budgetary allocations to meet its needs Daini made the call in an interview with a Correspondent of the News Agency Nigeria in Abuja on Sunday The Teenub coordinator also frowned at ASUU s prolonged strike adding the union was using a wrong strategy to press home its right demands There are no appropriate laws to back up ASUU s demands Legislative support would forestall future deprivations by government If they feel genuinely that there are needs the Federal Government must meet for the tertiary institutions they should channel it to the National Assembly Why fighting the executive to the point of closing down all the Nigerian Universities without actively involving the legislature Daini said that shutting down the universities was extremely primitive hence ASUU has disappointed the Nigerian youths He said that ASUU was contributing to the problems of the country by prolonging the strike alleging that the strike had driven many youth into crimes Daini regretted most Nigerian youths have now become disillusioned about the country and what it can offer them following the strike IEI NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Don urges ASUU to channel its demands through NASS
     Dr Oluwole Daini National Programme Coordinator Teens and Nubile Club Teenub an NGO has urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU to channel its grievances to the National Assembly He said that seeking legislative solutions on the union s demands was the best way to handle the recurring ASUU government face off and its incessant strikes He therefore called on the union to take its demands to the National Assembly in order to establish a legal support through budgetary allocations to meet its needs Daini made the call in an interview with a Correspondent of the News Agency Nigeria in Abuja on Sunday The Teenub coordinator also frowned at ASUU s prolonged strike adding the union was using a wrong strategy to press home its right demands There are no appropriate laws to back up ASUU s demands Legislative support would forestall future deprivations by government If they feel genuinely that there are needs the Federal Government must meet for the tertiary institutions they should channel it to the National Assembly Why fighting the executive to the point of closing down all the Nigerian Universities without actively involving the legislature Daini said that shutting down the universities was extremely primitive hence ASUU has disappointed the Nigerian youths He said that ASUU was contributing to the problems of the country by prolonging the strike alleging that the strike had driven many youth into crimes Daini regretted most Nigerian youths have now become disillusioned about the country and what it can offer them following the strike IEI NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Don urges ASUU to channel its demands through NASS
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    Don urges ASUU to channel its demands through NASS

    Dr Oluwole Daini, National Programme Coordinator, Teens and Nubile Club (Teenub), an NGO, has urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), to channel its grievances to the National Assembly.

    He said that seeking legislative solutions on the union’s demands was the best way to handle the recurring ASUU – government face-off and its incessant strikes.

    He, therefore, called on the union to take its demands to the National Assembly, in order to establish a legal support through budgetary allocations to meet its needs.

    Daini made the call in an interview with a Correspondent of the News Agency Nigeria in Abuja on Sunday.

    The Teenub coordinator also frowned at ASUU’s  prolonged strike, adding, ”the union was using a wrong strategy to press home its right demands.

    ”There are no appropriate laws to back up ASUU’s demands.

    Legislative support would forestall future deprivations by government.

    “If they feel genuinely that there are needs the Federal Government must meet for the tertiary institutions, they should channel it to the National Assembly.

    ”“Why fighting the executive to the point of closing down all the Nigerian Universities without actively involving the legislature.

    ”Daini said that shutting down the universities was ”extremely primitive,” hence,  ASUU has disappointed the Nigerian youths.

    He said that ASUU was contributing to the problems of the country by prolonging the strike, alleging that the strike had driven many youth into crimes.

    Daini regretted, ”most Nigerian youths have now become disillusioned about the country and what it can offer them following the strike.

    ”IEI
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  •  The governorship candidate of the APC in Benue Rev Fr Hyacinth Alia announced on Sunday that his main mission in politics was to liberate the people of Benue from endemic poverty Alia in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja said that he had resolved to liberate the people of Benue from incompetent leadership The statement was signed by the Media Adviser to the Governorship Candidate Mr Ado Mohammed He said that time had come to end the unconscionable looting of public funds poverty and economic backwardness that had characterised the state since its creation on Feb 3 1976 According to him it is regrettable that most of the successive rulers of the state have sustained blatant disregard for the well being of the people of the state Successive rulers of the state have failed to address the plight of the governed and have failed to harness the enormous natural and human resources of the state for the benefit of the citizenry he said Alia disclosed that he had put together a bold and strategic comprehensive plan of action aimed at reinvigorating key areas of the state s local economy He said that the blueprint would spur economic growth generate productivity and prosperity and improve the standard of living of Benue citizens The governorship hopeful said that the APC campaign manifesto and development blueprint would be unveiled at the stipulated time for electioneering campaigns as outlined by the Independent National Electoral Commission I have always believed that a sustained comprehensive growth and technological advancement of the nation is partly hinged on equitable distribution of prosperity and improved standard of living of the people Alia identified key ingredients of economic development and national transformation as agricultural transformation food security education communication technology industrialisation and commerce He named others as rural development human and social development security tourism and environmental management The APC chief regretted that as the global leader with 70 per cent share of global production of yam and cassava Nigeria was yet to be recognised as an exporter of the products He said that Nigeria was instead trailing behind Ghana which according to him is responsible for 75 per cent of all yam exports from Africa Of the 60 million tonnes of yam produced annually by Nigeria which comes majorly from Benue State only 200 tonnes are exported and 30 per cent of this meagre figure rots in transit due to poor preservation Yam farmers and exporters have continued to count their losses rather than counting their gains at the end of each farming season Alia said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    My mission is to liberate Benue people from endemic poverty – APC Governorship candidate
     The governorship candidate of the APC in Benue Rev Fr Hyacinth Alia announced on Sunday that his main mission in politics was to liberate the people of Benue from endemic poverty Alia in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja said that he had resolved to liberate the people of Benue from incompetent leadership The statement was signed by the Media Adviser to the Governorship Candidate Mr Ado Mohammed He said that time had come to end the unconscionable looting of public funds poverty and economic backwardness that had characterised the state since its creation on Feb 3 1976 According to him it is regrettable that most of the successive rulers of the state have sustained blatant disregard for the well being of the people of the state Successive rulers of the state have failed to address the plight of the governed and have failed to harness the enormous natural and human resources of the state for the benefit of the citizenry he said Alia disclosed that he had put together a bold and strategic comprehensive plan of action aimed at reinvigorating key areas of the state s local economy He said that the blueprint would spur economic growth generate productivity and prosperity and improve the standard of living of Benue citizens The governorship hopeful said that the APC campaign manifesto and development blueprint would be unveiled at the stipulated time for electioneering campaigns as outlined by the Independent National Electoral Commission I have always believed that a sustained comprehensive growth and technological advancement of the nation is partly hinged on equitable distribution of prosperity and improved standard of living of the people Alia identified key ingredients of economic development and national transformation as agricultural transformation food security education communication technology industrialisation and commerce He named others as rural development human and social development security tourism and environmental management The APC chief regretted that as the global leader with 70 per cent share of global production of yam and cassava Nigeria was yet to be recognised as an exporter of the products He said that Nigeria was instead trailing behind Ghana which according to him is responsible for 75 per cent of all yam exports from Africa Of the 60 million tonnes of yam produced annually by Nigeria which comes majorly from Benue State only 200 tonnes are exported and 30 per cent of this meagre figure rots in transit due to poor preservation Yam farmers and exporters have continued to count their losses rather than counting their gains at the end of each farming season Alia said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    My mission is to liberate Benue people from endemic poverty – APC Governorship candidate
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    My mission is to liberate Benue people from endemic poverty – APC Governorship candidate

    The governorship candidate of the APC in Benue, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia, announced on Sunday that his main mission in politics was to liberate the people of Benue from endemic poverty.

    Alia in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja, said that he had resolved to liberate the people of Benue from incompetent leadership.

    The statement was signed by the Media Adviser to the Governorship Candidate, Mr Ado Mohammed.

    He said that time had come to end “the unconscionable looting of public funds, poverty and economic backwardness” that had characterised the state since its creation on Feb. 3, 1976. According to him, it is regrettable that most of the successive rulers of the state have sustained blatant disregard for the well being of the people of the state.

    “Successive rulers of the state have failed to address the plight of the governed and have failed to harness the enormous natural and human resources of the state for the benefit of the citizenry,’’ he said.

    Alia disclosed that he had put together a “bold and strategic comprehensive plan of action, aimed at reinvigorating key areas of the state’s local economy”.

    He said that the blueprint would spur economic growth, generate productivity and prosperity and improve the standard of living of Benue citizens.

    The governorship hopeful said that the APC campaign manifesto and development blueprint would be unveiled at the stipulated time for electioneering campaigns as outlined by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

    “I have always believed that a sustained comprehensive growth and technological advancement of the nation is partly hinged on equitable distribution of prosperity and improved standard of living of the people.

    ” Alia identified key ingredients of economic development and national transformation as agricultural transformation, food security, education, communication technology, industrialisation and commerce.

    He named others as rural development, human and social development, security, tourism and environmental management.

    The APC chief regretted that as the global leader with 70 per cent share of global production of yam and cassava, Nigeria was yet to be recognised as an exporter of the products.

    He said that Nigeria was instead, trailing behind Ghana, which according to him, is responsible for 75 per cent of all yam exports from Africa.

    “Of the 60 million tonnes of yam produced annually by Nigeria, which comes majorly from Benue State, only 200 tonnes are exported and 30 per cent of this meagre figure rots in transit, due to poor preservation.

    “Yam farmers and exporters have continued to count their losses, rather than counting their gains at the end of each farming season,” Alia said.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Some stakeholders in the South East have called on the Federal and state governments to treat terrorists and their sponsors as enemies of the state and stop granting them pardon The stakeholders made the call while responding to a News Agency of Nigeria survey on consequences of granting pardon to terrorists and bandits as well as not exposing their sponsors They opined that activities of terrorists and bandits had caused a lot of Nigerians to lose their loved ones and property In Anambra a Human Rights activist Mr Vincent Ezekwueme said that government should stop pardoning terrorists and bandits as they had caused lots of nightmare killed innocent Nigerians and wasted property worth billions of Naira Government should make them and their sponsors to face the full wrath of the law They are not supposed to be pardoned considering the enormous havoc they have caused the society People have lost their lives maimed and some have developed high Blood Pressure due to their nefarious activities I do not support the idea of granting them pardon You grant them pardon while their leaders and their sponsors are not ready to surrender to government If you pardon them how are you sure that when they are joining the larger society they will be responsible citizens They have killed and unleashed havoc on the citizens so the consequences of the law must take its cause upon them he said Reacting to the Federal Government s position on not publishing names of those sponsoring terrorism and banditry Ezekwueme urged the government to carefully investigate their sponsors and make them face the law On his part a Legal Practitioner Mr Tagbo Anieto questioned the Federal Government s idea of granting pardon to terrorists and bandits saying that the government should subject them to psychological test to determine if they had repented as claimed There is nothing like repentant when dealing with terrorism and banditry government is only using that word to make the masses believe that they are working If somebody is repentant he or she will be made to undergo a psychological test for at least two years merely using the word pardon or repentant is not enough to truly know if they are fit to live among the citizens he said Some Stakeholders in Ebonyi also decried the pardon given to bandits and terrorists across states of the federation describing such act as encouragement of citizens into criminality They also expressed dissatisfaction on how sponsors of terrorism were not being exposed Mr John Oko a lawyer said that pardoning bandits had done more harm than good in terms of national security Oko pointed out that the root of the nation s security could be traced to the nature of corruption among citizens No nation can be properly secured in a very corrupt environment The legal practitioner stressed the need to overhaul the security outfits of the country urging the federal and state governments to fish out sponsors of bandits than covering them Pardoning means encouraging persons into criminality Insecurity is on the increase because we have been treading softly over it Why should a bandit be given pardon and sponsors not exposed It is wrong Terrorism have become a huge threat to national development Let me tell you because of this pardon and ransom payment many young Nigerians have started to take banditry as lucrative and attractive industry National security need not to be compromised by negotiation and ransom payment Criminals should be punished according to the law of the land Me as a lawyer we are facing serious threat on daily basis from individuals and politicians over matters that involve their errand boys Oko stated Mrs Grace Nwankwo a teacher told NAN that pardoning terrorists could throw the country into anarchy It also encourages more crimes especially kidnapping and banditry Pardoning and payment of ransom means reward for criminality Nwankwo said Dr Micheal Ogudu a Security expert expressed worry over pardoning of bandits or terrorists for national security stressing that such act was inimical to the society for government to grant pardon to those whose job was to unleash terror on innocent citizens The problem behind this act is directly from the top The politicians are the people behind the security threat of the country It is high time we stopped petting them and punish them according to the law Imagine terrorists are being pardoned but protesters and critics of government are being hunted This is just unfortunate We cannot have security unless government begins to expose the sponsors of banditry and terrorism he explained Meanwhile in Imo a lawyer and Social commentator Mr Chibunna Okoli Akirika said the Federal Government had the right to pardon criminals but must follow due process When someone commits a crime the person is arrested and subjected to the rule of law which is formal arraignment and then he or she is either convicted or set free That person will not appreciate the enormity of his or her criminal act if not made to pass through the procedure of formal arraignment prosecution conviction and subsequent pardon It is a very bad precedent to just merely grant the terrorist mercy without regards to due process he said Okoli Akirika said the Federal Government could extend olive branch to bandits and other criminals but should not do so to achieve some political ends He said doing so amounted to placing the lives and property of citizens in the hands of criminals According to him it is sheer contradiction of the mandatory and clear objectives stipulated in Section 14 of the Constitution as amended which states that security of lives and property shall be the primary purpose of government If the government pardons bandits and terrorists it means that the government is negating a fundamental aspect of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria But if the government decides to subject them to some skill acquisition and training to let them know that crime does not pay it is a welcome development he added He said the jail break at the Kuje Correctional facility suggested that government was being political about the treatment meted to bandits and terrorists Okoli Akirika wondered why the Federal Government had failed to disclose the names of the sponsors of terrorism or go after them for prosecution He urged the Federal Government to rejig the security architecture of the country to involve every segment of the country He also advised the Federal Government to make ownership of guns a fundamental right for citizens to ensure a balance of terror Also contributing the Chairman National Coalition of Improving Service Delivery NACOISED Mr Chris Azor said the crises could be likened to the perception that someone s terrorist is another man s freedom fighter In the Niger Delta people felt they were marginalised and felt aggrieved and so took up arms Amnesty was granted to them to assuage them but in the extreme case of terrorists personally I do not buy the idea of granting pardon or amnesty to bandits or terrorists They commit crimes of killing dislocating communities and causing so much economic sabotage he said Azor said the Federal Government should be able to draw the line between terrorism and dissent The Chairman said the Federal Government should know that part of its responsibility on security of lives and property was to share information The Federal Government signed the Freedom of Information FOI Act Government and its handlers should disclose such information about sponsors of terrorism Yes there are cases where you withhold information due to investigation but one way or the other it should be released he added In his contribution the state chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association NBA Mr Allinor Ugochukwu said it was not in the best interest of the nation to pardon bandits or terrorists However Ugochukwu also noted that such pardon must follow stipulated procedures if it must be granted The chairman said government could as well be pardoning a known and convicted terrorist which portrayed the country in a bad image Also in Enugu a Consultant Psychologist Mr Christian Ibeaka said it was unethical for government to engage in paying ransom to free those kidnapped but adopt other means to secure their release He noted that paying ransom to enemies of the state was like encouraging them to kidnap more people stressing that government should negotiate for the release of abductees without monetary attachment Ibeaka added that it was not right for government to invade where abductees were kept with force to avoid firing and killing both the abductors and abductees in the process I think dialogue is the key but it is not advisable for government to pay money for victims of kidnap to be freed Instead government should tackle what causes kidnapping he said He said If poverty level is high people tend to commit different kind of crimes and in a community where there is only two or three wealthy persons while others are living in penury they are in trouble A criminologist who pleaded anonymity said that paying ransom to kidnappers would make them to acquire more weapons that would be used to fight the country Families of the kidnapped victims should not be pressurising government to pay ransom to free their loved ones rather allow government handle it professionally he said Naming a suspected terrorist he said may hinder further investigation to apprehend other terrorists on the run He added that if government discovered that naming a certain suspect or their sponsors would cause instability in the country they keep mute For intelligence reason if mentioning the name of other people who are connected in a crime will make them escape government should keep the investigation secret he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Treat terrorists, bandits, sponsors as enemies of state- stakeholders urge FG
     Some stakeholders in the South East have called on the Federal and state governments to treat terrorists and their sponsors as enemies of the state and stop granting them pardon The stakeholders made the call while responding to a News Agency of Nigeria survey on consequences of granting pardon to terrorists and bandits as well as not exposing their sponsors They opined that activities of terrorists and bandits had caused a lot of Nigerians to lose their loved ones and property In Anambra a Human Rights activist Mr Vincent Ezekwueme said that government should stop pardoning terrorists and bandits as they had caused lots of nightmare killed innocent Nigerians and wasted property worth billions of Naira Government should make them and their sponsors to face the full wrath of the law They are not supposed to be pardoned considering the enormous havoc they have caused the society People have lost their lives maimed and some have developed high Blood Pressure due to their nefarious activities I do not support the idea of granting them pardon You grant them pardon while their leaders and their sponsors are not ready to surrender to government If you pardon them how are you sure that when they are joining the larger society they will be responsible citizens They have killed and unleashed havoc on the citizens so the consequences of the law must take its cause upon them he said Reacting to the Federal Government s position on not publishing names of those sponsoring terrorism and banditry Ezekwueme urged the government to carefully investigate their sponsors and make them face the law On his part a Legal Practitioner Mr Tagbo Anieto questioned the Federal Government s idea of granting pardon to terrorists and bandits saying that the government should subject them to psychological test to determine if they had repented as claimed There is nothing like repentant when dealing with terrorism and banditry government is only using that word to make the masses believe that they are working If somebody is repentant he or she will be made to undergo a psychological test for at least two years merely using the word pardon or repentant is not enough to truly know if they are fit to live among the citizens he said Some Stakeholders in Ebonyi also decried the pardon given to bandits and terrorists across states of the federation describing such act as encouragement of citizens into criminality They also expressed dissatisfaction on how sponsors of terrorism were not being exposed Mr John Oko a lawyer said that pardoning bandits had done more harm than good in terms of national security Oko pointed out that the root of the nation s security could be traced to the nature of corruption among citizens No nation can be properly secured in a very corrupt environment The legal practitioner stressed the need to overhaul the security outfits of the country urging the federal and state governments to fish out sponsors of bandits than covering them Pardoning means encouraging persons into criminality Insecurity is on the increase because we have been treading softly over it Why should a bandit be given pardon and sponsors not exposed It is wrong Terrorism have become a huge threat to national development Let me tell you because of this pardon and ransom payment many young Nigerians have started to take banditry as lucrative and attractive industry National security need not to be compromised by negotiation and ransom payment Criminals should be punished according to the law of the land Me as a lawyer we are facing serious threat on daily basis from individuals and politicians over matters that involve their errand boys Oko stated Mrs Grace Nwankwo a teacher told NAN that pardoning terrorists could throw the country into anarchy It also encourages more crimes especially kidnapping and banditry Pardoning and payment of ransom means reward for criminality Nwankwo said Dr Micheal Ogudu a Security expert expressed worry over pardoning of bandits or terrorists for national security stressing that such act was inimical to the society for government to grant pardon to those whose job was to unleash terror on innocent citizens The problem behind this act is directly from the top The politicians are the people behind the security threat of the country It is high time we stopped petting them and punish them according to the law Imagine terrorists are being pardoned but protesters and critics of government are being hunted This is just unfortunate We cannot have security unless government begins to expose the sponsors of banditry and terrorism he explained Meanwhile in Imo a lawyer and Social commentator Mr Chibunna Okoli Akirika said the Federal Government had the right to pardon criminals but must follow due process When someone commits a crime the person is arrested and subjected to the rule of law which is formal arraignment and then he or she is either convicted or set free That person will not appreciate the enormity of his or her criminal act if not made to pass through the procedure of formal arraignment prosecution conviction and subsequent pardon It is a very bad precedent to just merely grant the terrorist mercy without regards to due process he said Okoli Akirika said the Federal Government could extend olive branch to bandits and other criminals but should not do so to achieve some political ends He said doing so amounted to placing the lives and property of citizens in the hands of criminals According to him it is sheer contradiction of the mandatory and clear objectives stipulated in Section 14 of the Constitution as amended which states that security of lives and property shall be the primary purpose of government If the government pardons bandits and terrorists it means that the government is negating a fundamental aspect of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria But if the government decides to subject them to some skill acquisition and training to let them know that crime does not pay it is a welcome development he added He said the jail break at the Kuje Correctional facility suggested that government was being political about the treatment meted to bandits and terrorists Okoli Akirika wondered why the Federal Government had failed to disclose the names of the sponsors of terrorism or go after them for prosecution He urged the Federal Government to rejig the security architecture of the country to involve every segment of the country He also advised the Federal Government to make ownership of guns a fundamental right for citizens to ensure a balance of terror Also contributing the Chairman National Coalition of Improving Service Delivery NACOISED Mr Chris Azor said the crises could be likened to the perception that someone s terrorist is another man s freedom fighter In the Niger Delta people felt they were marginalised and felt aggrieved and so took up arms Amnesty was granted to them to assuage them but in the extreme case of terrorists personally I do not buy the idea of granting pardon or amnesty to bandits or terrorists They commit crimes of killing dislocating communities and causing so much economic sabotage he said Azor said the Federal Government should be able to draw the line between terrorism and dissent The Chairman said the Federal Government should know that part of its responsibility on security of lives and property was to share information The Federal Government signed the Freedom of Information FOI Act Government and its handlers should disclose such information about sponsors of terrorism Yes there are cases where you withhold information due to investigation but one way or the other it should be released he added In his contribution the state chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association NBA Mr Allinor Ugochukwu said it was not in the best interest of the nation to pardon bandits or terrorists However Ugochukwu also noted that such pardon must follow stipulated procedures if it must be granted The chairman said government could as well be pardoning a known and convicted terrorist which portrayed the country in a bad image Also in Enugu a Consultant Psychologist Mr Christian Ibeaka said it was unethical for government to engage in paying ransom to free those kidnapped but adopt other means to secure their release He noted that paying ransom to enemies of the state was like encouraging them to kidnap more people stressing that government should negotiate for the release of abductees without monetary attachment Ibeaka added that it was not right for government to invade where abductees were kept with force to avoid firing and killing both the abductors and abductees in the process I think dialogue is the key but it is not advisable for government to pay money for victims of kidnap to be freed Instead government should tackle what causes kidnapping he said He said If poverty level is high people tend to commit different kind of crimes and in a community where there is only two or three wealthy persons while others are living in penury they are in trouble A criminologist who pleaded anonymity said that paying ransom to kidnappers would make them to acquire more weapons that would be used to fight the country Families of the kidnapped victims should not be pressurising government to pay ransom to free their loved ones rather allow government handle it professionally he said Naming a suspected terrorist he said may hinder further investigation to apprehend other terrorists on the run He added that if government discovered that naming a certain suspect or their sponsors would cause instability in the country they keep mute For intelligence reason if mentioning the name of other people who are connected in a crime will make them escape government should keep the investigation secret he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Treat terrorists, bandits, sponsors as enemies of state- stakeholders urge FG
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    Treat terrorists, bandits, sponsors as enemies of state- stakeholders urge FG

    Some stakeholders in the South East have called on the Federal and state governments to treat terrorists and their sponsors as enemies of the state and stop granting them pardon. 

    The stakeholders made the call while responding to a News Agency of Nigeria survey on consequences of granting pardon to terrorists and bandits as well as not exposing their sponsors.

    They opined that activities of terrorists and bandits had caused a lot of Nigerians to lose their loved ones and property. 

    In Anambra, a Human Rights activist, Mr Vincent Ezekwueme said that government should stop pardoning terrorists and bandits as they had caused lots of nightmare, killed innocent Nigerians and wasted property worth billions of Naira.

    “Government should make them and their sponsors to face the full wrath of the law.

    They are not supposed to be pardoned considering the enormous havoc they have caused the society. 

    “People have lost their lives, maimed and some have developed high Blood Pressure due to their nefarious activities.

    I do not support the idea of granting them pardon. 

    “You grant them pardon while their leaders and their sponsors are not ready to surrender to government.

    If you pardon them, how are you sure that when they are joining the larger society they will be responsible citizens?

    “They have killed and unleashed havoc on the citizens, so the consequences of the law must take its cause upon them,’’ he said.  

    Reacting to the Federal Government’s position on not publishing names of those sponsoring terrorism and banditry, Ezekwueme, urged the government to carefully investigate their sponsors and make them face the law. 

    On his part, a Legal Practitioner, Mr Tagbo Anieto, questioned the Federal Government’s idea of granting pardon to terrorists and bandits, saying that the government should subject them to psychological test to determine if they had repented as claimed. 

    “There is nothing like repentant when dealing with terrorism and banditry; government is only using that word to make the masses believe that they are working. 

    “If somebody is repentant, he or she will be made to undergo a psychological test for at least two years, merely using the word pardon or repentant is not enough to truly know if they are fit to live among the citizens,’’ he said.

    Some Stakeholders in Ebonyi also decried the pardon given to bandits and terrorists across states of the federation, describing such act as “encouragement of citizens into criminality.

    ” They also expressed dissatisfaction on how sponsors of terrorism were not being exposed.

    Mr John Oko, a lawyer, said that pardoning bandits had done more harm than good in terms of national security.

    Oko pointed out that the root of the nation’s security could be traced to the nature of corruption among citizens.

    No nation can be properly secured in a very corrupt environment.

    The legal practitioner stressed the need to overhaul the security outfits of the country, urging the federal and state governments to fish out sponsors of bandits than covering them.

    “Pardoning means encouraging persons into criminality.

    Insecurity is on the increase because we have been treading softly over it.

    “Why should a bandit be given pardon and sponsors not exposed?

    It is wrong.

    “Terrorism have become a huge threat to national development.

    Let me tell you, because of this pardon and ransom payment, many young Nigerians have started to take banditry as lucrative and attractive industry.

    “National security need not to be compromised by negotiation and ransom payment.

    Criminals should be punished according to the law of the land.

    “Me, as a lawyer, we are facing serious threat on daily basis from individuals and politicians over matters that involve their errand boys,” Oko stated.

    Mrs Grace Nwankwo, a teacher, told NAN that pardoning terrorists could throw the country into anarchy.

    “It also encourages more crimes, especially kidnapping and banditry.

    Pardoning and payment of ransom means reward for criminality,” Nwankwo said.

    Dr Micheal Ogudu, a Security expert, expressed worry over pardoning of bandits or terrorists for national security, stressing that such act was inimical to the society for government to grant pardon to those whose job was to unleash terror on innocent citizens.

    “The problem behind this act is directly from the top.

    The politicians are the people behind the security threat of the country.

    It is high time we stopped petting them and punish them according to the law.

    “Imagine, terrorists are being pardoned but protesters and critics of government are being hunted.

    This is just unfortunate.

    “We cannot have security unless government begins to expose the sponsors of banditry and terrorism,” he explained.

    Meanwhile, in Imo, a lawyer and Social commentator, Mr Chibunna Okoli-Akirika, said the Federal Government had the right to pardon criminals but must follow due process.

    “When someone commits a crime, the person is arrested and subjected to the rule of law which is formal arraignment and then he or she is either convicted or set free.

    “That person will not appreciate the enormity of his or her criminal act, if not made to pass through the procedure of formal arraignment, prosecution, conviction and subsequent pardon.

    “It is a very bad precedent to just merely grant the terrorist mercy without regards to due process,” he said.

    Okoli-Akirika said the Federal Government could extend olive branch to bandits and other criminals, but should not do so to achieve some political ends.

    He said doing so amounted to placing the lives and property of citizens in the hands of criminals.

    According to him, it is sheer contradiction of the mandatory and clear objectives stipulated in Section 14 of the Constitution, as amended, which states that security of lives and property shall be the primary purpose of government.

    “If the government pardons bandits and terrorists, it means that the government is negating a fundamental aspect of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

    “But, if the government decides to subject them to some skill acquisition and training to let them know that crime does not pay, it is a welcome development,” he added.

    He said the jail break at the Kuje Correctional facility suggested that government was being political about the treatment meted to bandits and terrorists.

    Okoli-Akirika wondered why the Federal Government had failed to disclose the names of the sponsors of terrorism or go after them for prosecution.

    He urged the Federal Government to rejig the security architecture of the country to involve every segment of the country.

    He also advised the Federal Government to make ownership of guns a fundamental right for citizens to ensure a balance of terror.

    Also contributing, the Chairman, National Coalition of Improving Service Delivery (NACOISED), Mr Chris Azor, said the crises could be likened to the perception that “someone’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter”.

    “In the Niger Delta, people felt they were marginalised and felt aggrieved and so, took up arms.

    “Amnesty was granted to them to assuage them, but in the extreme case of terrorists, personally, I do not buy the idea of granting pardon or amnesty to bandits or terrorists.

    “They commit crimes of killing, dislocating communities and causing so much economic sabotage,” he said.

    Azor said the Federal Government should be able to draw the line between terrorism and dissent.

    The Chairman said the Federal Government should know that part of its responsibility on security of lives and property was to share information.

    “The Federal Government signed the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act; Government and its handlers should disclose such information about sponsors of terrorism.

    “Yes, there are cases where you withhold information due to investigation, but one way or the other, it should be released,” he added.

    In his contribution, the state chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Mr Allinor Ugochukwu said it was not in the best interest of the nation to pardon bandits or terrorists.

    However, Ugochukwu also noted that such pardon must follow stipulated procedures, if it must be granted.

    The chairman said government could as well be pardoning a known and convicted terrorist which portrayed the country in a bad image. 

    Also in Enugu, a Consultant Psychologist, Mr Christian Ibeaka, said it was unethical for government to engage in paying ransom to free those kidnapped but adopt other means to secure their release.

    He noted that paying ransom to enemies of the state was like encouraging them to kidnap more people, stressing that government should negotiate for the release of abductees without monetary attachment.

    Ibeaka added that it was not right for government to invade where abductees were kept with force to avoid firing and killing both the abductors and abductees in the process.

    “I think dialogue is the key but it is not advisable for government to pay money for victims of kidnap to be freed.

    Instead, government should tackle what causes kidnapping,” he said.

    He said, “If poverty level is high, people tend to commit different kind of crimes and in a community where there is only two or three wealthy persons while others are living in penury, they are in trouble”.

    A criminologist, who pleaded anonymity, said that paying ransom to kidnappers would make them to acquire more weapons that would be used to fight the country.

    “Families of the kidnapped victims should not be pressurising government to pay ransom to free their loved ones, rather allow government handle it professionally,” he said.  

    Naming a suspected terrorist, he said, may hinder further investigation to apprehend other terrorists on the run.

    He added that if government discovered that naming a certain suspect or their sponsors would cause instability in the country, they keep mute.

    “For intelligence reason, if mentioning the name of other people who are connected in a crime will make them escape, government should keep the investigation secret,” he said.


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  •  The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited NNPC Ltd has offered to submit itself for forensic audit of fuel supply and subsidy management insisting that daily fuel supply is 68 million litres The NNPC made this known on Sunday in a statement signed by Malam Garba Muhammad Group General Manager Group Public Affairs Division NNPC Muhammad said between January and August 2022 the total volume of Premium Motor Spirit PMS imported into the country was 16 46 billion litres which translated to an average supply of 68 million litres per day Similarly he said that import in the year 2021 was 22 35 billion litres which translated to an average supply of 61 million litres per day The average daily evacuation depot truck out from January to August 2022 stands at 67 million litres per day as reported by the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority NMDPRA While daily evacuation depot load outs records of the NMDPRA do carry daily oscillation ranging from as low as four million litres to as high as 100 million litres per day he said He said that rising crude oil prices and PMS supply costs above PPPRA now NMDPRA cap had caused oil marketing companies withdrawal from PMS import since the fourth quarter of 2017 In the light of these challenges he said that NNPC had remained the supplier of last resort and continued to transparently report the monthly PMS cost under recoveries to the relevant authorities On cost he said the average international market determined landing cost in quarter two 2022 was 1 283 dollars per Metric Tonnes and N46 per litre approved marketing and distribution cost The combination of these cost elements translates to retail pump price of N462 an average subsidy of N297 and an annual estimate of N6 5 trillion on the assumption of 60 million litres daily PMS supply The NNPC promised to ensure compliance with existing governance framework that requires participation of relevant government agencies in all PMS discharge operations The agencies include the Nigerian Ports Authority NMDPRA Nigerian Navy Nigeria Customs Service NIMASA and all others Muhammad said He acknowledged the possibilities of criminal activities in the PMS supply and distribution value chain Muhammad however pledged that as a responsible business entity NNPC would continue to work with relevant agencies to curtail smuggling of PMS and contain other criminal activities He also pledged that the company would deliver on its mandate of ensuring energy security for the country with integrity and transparency NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NNPC ready for forensic audit of fuel supply
     The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited NNPC Ltd has offered to submit itself for forensic audit of fuel supply and subsidy management insisting that daily fuel supply is 68 million litres The NNPC made this known on Sunday in a statement signed by Malam Garba Muhammad Group General Manager Group Public Affairs Division NNPC Muhammad said between January and August 2022 the total volume of Premium Motor Spirit PMS imported into the country was 16 46 billion litres which translated to an average supply of 68 million litres per day Similarly he said that import in the year 2021 was 22 35 billion litres which translated to an average supply of 61 million litres per day The average daily evacuation depot truck out from January to August 2022 stands at 67 million litres per day as reported by the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority NMDPRA While daily evacuation depot load outs records of the NMDPRA do carry daily oscillation ranging from as low as four million litres to as high as 100 million litres per day he said He said that rising crude oil prices and PMS supply costs above PPPRA now NMDPRA cap had caused oil marketing companies withdrawal from PMS import since the fourth quarter of 2017 In the light of these challenges he said that NNPC had remained the supplier of last resort and continued to transparently report the monthly PMS cost under recoveries to the relevant authorities On cost he said the average international market determined landing cost in quarter two 2022 was 1 283 dollars per Metric Tonnes and N46 per litre approved marketing and distribution cost The combination of these cost elements translates to retail pump price of N462 an average subsidy of N297 and an annual estimate of N6 5 trillion on the assumption of 60 million litres daily PMS supply The NNPC promised to ensure compliance with existing governance framework that requires participation of relevant government agencies in all PMS discharge operations The agencies include the Nigerian Ports Authority NMDPRA Nigerian Navy Nigeria Customs Service NIMASA and all others Muhammad said He acknowledged the possibilities of criminal activities in the PMS supply and distribution value chain Muhammad however pledged that as a responsible business entity NNPC would continue to work with relevant agencies to curtail smuggling of PMS and contain other criminal activities He also pledged that the company would deliver on its mandate of ensuring energy security for the country with integrity and transparency NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NNPC ready for forensic audit of fuel supply
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    NNPC ready for forensic audit of fuel supply

    The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd) has offered to submit itself for forensic audit of fuel supply and subsidy management, insisting that daily fuel supply is 68 million litres.

    The NNPC made this known on Sunday in a statement signed by Malam Garba Muhammad, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, NNPC.

    Muhammad said between January and August 2022, the total volume of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) imported into the country was 16.46 billion litres, which translated to an average supply of 68 million litres per day.

    Similarly, he said that import in the year 2021 was 22.35 billion litres, which translated to an average supply of 61 million litres per day.

    “The average daily evacuation (depot truck out) from January to August 2022 stands at 67 million litres per day as reported by the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA).

    “While daily evacuation (depot load outs) records of the NMDPRA do carry daily oscillation ranging from as low as four million litres to as high as 100 million litres per day,” he said.

    He said that rising crude oil prices and PMS supply costs above PPPRA (now NMDPRA) cap had caused oil marketing companies’ withdrawal from PMS import since the fourth quarter of 2017. In the light of these challenges, he said that NNPC had remained the supplier of last resort and continued to transparently report the monthly PMS cost under-recoveries to the relevant authorities.

    On cost, he said the average international market determined landing cost, in quarter two, 2022 was 1,283 dollars per Metric Tonnes and N46 per litre approved marketing and distribution cost.

    “The combination of these cost elements translates to retail pump price of N462, an average subsidy of N297 and an annual estimate of N6.5 trillion on the assumption of 60 million litres daily PMS supply.

    The NNPC promised to ensure compliance with existing governance framework that requires participation of relevant government agencies in all PMS discharge operations.

    “The agencies include the Nigerian Ports Authority, NMDPRA, Nigerian Navy, Nigeria Customs Service, NIMASA and all others,” Muhammad said.

    He acknowledged the possibilities of criminal activities in the PMS supply and distribution value chain.

    Muhammad, however, pledged that as a responsible business entity, NNPC would continue to work with relevant agencies to curtail smuggling of PMS and contain other criminal activities.

    He also pledged that the company would deliver on its mandate of ensuring energy security for the country, with integrity and transparency.


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  •  The Inspector General of Police I G Mr Usman Baba says there is no immediate threat to the conduct of the 2023 general elections The I G gave the assurance in a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi on Sunday in Abuja According to Baba the assurance followed a robust security threat analysis carried out by the Police using global best standards to ascertain the trend of expectations for the electioneering processes Baba spoke during a meeting with Mr Todd Robinson Assistant Secretary Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs US Department of States The I G met with the official during the summit of United Nations Chiefs of Police held in the US He said discussions at the meeting were centered around enhancing support for the Nigeria Police training and capacity building programme Baba said the focus was particularly on the training of tactical units deployed in the North East and other conflict theatres across the country He said that the discussion was also on the need to cascade the ongoing election security management training across the six geopolitical zones in preparation for the 2023 general elections According to him they also discussed training of police recruits on modern policing themes such as forensic investigations human relations and cyber security In his remark Robinson commended the Nigeria Police over the good work and the feats being recorded by the present leadership of the force NewsSourceCredit NAN
    No threat to 2023 general elections — I-G
     The Inspector General of Police I G Mr Usman Baba says there is no immediate threat to the conduct of the 2023 general elections The I G gave the assurance in a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi on Sunday in Abuja According to Baba the assurance followed a robust security threat analysis carried out by the Police using global best standards to ascertain the trend of expectations for the electioneering processes Baba spoke during a meeting with Mr Todd Robinson Assistant Secretary Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs US Department of States The I G met with the official during the summit of United Nations Chiefs of Police held in the US He said discussions at the meeting were centered around enhancing support for the Nigeria Police training and capacity building programme Baba said the focus was particularly on the training of tactical units deployed in the North East and other conflict theatres across the country He said that the discussion was also on the need to cascade the ongoing election security management training across the six geopolitical zones in preparation for the 2023 general elections According to him they also discussed training of police recruits on modern policing themes such as forensic investigations human relations and cyber security In his remark Robinson commended the Nigeria Police over the good work and the feats being recorded by the present leadership of the force NewsSourceCredit NAN
    No threat to 2023 general elections — I-G
    Defence/Security3 weeks ago

    No threat to 2023 general elections — I-G

    The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Usman Baba says there is no immediate threat to the conduct of the 2023 general elections.

    The I-G gave the assurance in a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Sunday in Abuja.

    According to Baba, the assurance followed a robust security threat analysis carried out by the Police using global best standards to ascertain the trend of expectations for the electioneering processes.

    Baba spoke during a meeting with Mr Todd Robinson, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, US Department of States The I-G met with the official during the summit of United Nations Chiefs of Police, held in the US.

    He said discussions at the meeting were centered around enhancing support for the Nigeria Police training and capacity building programme.

    Baba said the focus was particularly on the training of tactical units deployed in the North East and other conflict theatres across the country.

    He said that the discussion was also on the need to cascade the ongoing election security management training across the six geopolitical zones in preparation for the 2023 general elections.

    According to him, they also discussed training of police recruits on modern policing themes such as forensic investigations, human relations and cyber security.

    In his remark, Robinson commended the Nigeria Police over the good work and the feats being recorded by the present leadership of the force.


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