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  •  A group under the aegis of Middle Belt Brain Trust MBBT has commenced training of traditional rulers in Nasarawa State on community grievance management to address the incessant conflicts in the state Speaking at the opening of the training on Monday in Lafia Retired Gen Martin Luther Agwai Chairman of MBBT said that the traditional institution was critical to addressing community grievances that could lead to conflicts and violence Luther Agwai said that the challenges were enormous but that with sustained determination and hard work the goals of lasting peace and security would be achieved He said that the two day training organised in collaboration with the Institute For Integrated Transitions IFIT would improve grievance management capacities at the community level which would translate into timely resolution of disputes Traditional rulers are often the first port of call when reporting grievances and disputes be it criminal or civil This is due to the high levels of trust that exist between the people and their traditional institutions and the difficulty and expensive costs of resolving civil disputes in the courts and policing structures he said The MBBT chairman identified the failure of existing institutions to manage grievances as a major conflict driver saying that most community level conflicts that started out as civil disputes and were not resolved escalated to violence and identity conflicts He noted that the existing challenges underscored the need for systems that maximise the likelihood of voluntary compliance and the importance of supportive cultural norms that emphasise conciliatory dispute resolution techniques The effort would strengthen informally existing systems as well as prepare community leaders increase civic engagement and help to create public processes to facilitate broader social and structural change Our main focus is on strengthening Nasarawa States Community Grievance Management Systems as part of its community security architecture he said He lauded the Nasarawa State Government for its support and assured that the outcome of the programme would enhance the state s industrialisation drive by preparing and integrating the rural population in its economic modernisation initiative Gov Governor Abdullahi Sule while declaring the two day training open commended the organisers saying it would provide technical capacity and support in the areas of leadership alternative dispute resolution ethics and arbitration skills He said that the training would equip participants with skills on how to design and improve community based dispute resolution mechanism for effective security coverage Sule called on the participants to leverage the training to add to their experiences on how to resolve disputes The governor expressed hope that the outcome of the training would add value to his administration s continued commitment towards finding solutions to the menace of insecurity at the grassroots On his part the Emir of Lafia Retired Justice Sidi Bage I represented by the Emir of Keffi Shehu Chindo Yamusa III said that in addressing the menace of insecurity in the middle belt region political leaders and traditional rulers must create formal channels to listen to complains and find solutions to them Also Habiba Balarabe Suleiman Senior Special Assistant to the governor and Focal Person on Human Capital Development said the training for traditional rulers was apt hence the facilitation by the state government Our traditional rulers are tasked with the responsibility of ensuring peace and order from the local level that is why the state government felt it was necessary to bring them together and update their capacity in handling grievances she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Conflicts: Group trains Nasarawa  Traditional rulers on community grievance management
     A group under the aegis of Middle Belt Brain Trust MBBT has commenced training of traditional rulers in Nasarawa State on community grievance management to address the incessant conflicts in the state Speaking at the opening of the training on Monday in Lafia Retired Gen Martin Luther Agwai Chairman of MBBT said that the traditional institution was critical to addressing community grievances that could lead to conflicts and violence Luther Agwai said that the challenges were enormous but that with sustained determination and hard work the goals of lasting peace and security would be achieved He said that the two day training organised in collaboration with the Institute For Integrated Transitions IFIT would improve grievance management capacities at the community level which would translate into timely resolution of disputes Traditional rulers are often the first port of call when reporting grievances and disputes be it criminal or civil This is due to the high levels of trust that exist between the people and their traditional institutions and the difficulty and expensive costs of resolving civil disputes in the courts and policing structures he said The MBBT chairman identified the failure of existing institutions to manage grievances as a major conflict driver saying that most community level conflicts that started out as civil disputes and were not resolved escalated to violence and identity conflicts He noted that the existing challenges underscored the need for systems that maximise the likelihood of voluntary compliance and the importance of supportive cultural norms that emphasise conciliatory dispute resolution techniques The effort would strengthen informally existing systems as well as prepare community leaders increase civic engagement and help to create public processes to facilitate broader social and structural change Our main focus is on strengthening Nasarawa States Community Grievance Management Systems as part of its community security architecture he said He lauded the Nasarawa State Government for its support and assured that the outcome of the programme would enhance the state s industrialisation drive by preparing and integrating the rural population in its economic modernisation initiative Gov Governor Abdullahi Sule while declaring the two day training open commended the organisers saying it would provide technical capacity and support in the areas of leadership alternative dispute resolution ethics and arbitration skills He said that the training would equip participants with skills on how to design and improve community based dispute resolution mechanism for effective security coverage Sule called on the participants to leverage the training to add to their experiences on how to resolve disputes The governor expressed hope that the outcome of the training would add value to his administration s continued commitment towards finding solutions to the menace of insecurity at the grassroots On his part the Emir of Lafia Retired Justice Sidi Bage I represented by the Emir of Keffi Shehu Chindo Yamusa III said that in addressing the menace of insecurity in the middle belt region political leaders and traditional rulers must create formal channels to listen to complains and find solutions to them Also Habiba Balarabe Suleiman Senior Special Assistant to the governor and Focal Person on Human Capital Development said the training for traditional rulers was apt hence the facilitation by the state government Our traditional rulers are tasked with the responsibility of ensuring peace and order from the local level that is why the state government felt it was necessary to bring them together and update their capacity in handling grievances she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Conflicts: Group trains Nasarawa  Traditional rulers on community grievance management
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    Conflicts: Group trains Nasarawa  Traditional rulers on community grievance management

    A group under the aegis of Middle Belt Brain Trust (MBBT), has commenced training of traditional rulers in Nasarawa State on community grievance management to address the incessant conflicts in the state.

    Speaking at the opening of the training on Monday in Lafia, Retired Gen. Martin Luther- Agwai, Chairman of MBBT, said that the traditional institution was critical to addressing community grievances that could lead to conflicts and violence.

    Luther-Agwai said that the challenges were enormous, but that with sustained determination and hard work, the goals of lasting peace and security would be achieved. 

    He said that the two-day training organised in  collaboration with the Institute For Integrated Transitions(IFIT), would  improve grievance management capacities at the community level which would translate into timely resolution of disputes. 

    “Traditional rulers are often the first port of call when reporting grievances and disputes, be it criminal or civil.     

    “This is due to the high levels of trust that exist between the people and their traditional institutions and the difficulty and expensive costs of resolving civil disputes in the courts and policing structures,” he said.  

    The MBBT chairman identified the failure of existing institutions to manage grievances as a major conflict driver, saying that most community-level conflicts that started out as civil disputes and were not resolved, escalated to violence and identity conflicts.

    He noted that the existing  challenges underscored the need for systems that maximise the likelihood of voluntary compliance and the importance of supportive cultural norms that emphasise conciliatory dispute resolution techniques.

    “The effort would strengthen informally existing systems as well as prepare community leaders, increase civic engagement, and help to create public processes to facilitate broader social and structural change.

    “Our main focus is on strengthening Nasarawa States Community Grievance Management Systems as part of its community security architecture,” he said.

    He lauded the Nasarawa State Government for its support and assured that the outcome of the programme would enhance the state’s industrialisation drive by preparing and integrating the rural population in its economic modernisation initiative.

    Gov. Governor Abdullahi Sule, while declaring the two-day training open, commended the organisers, saying it would provide technical capacity and support in the areas of leadership, alternative dispute resolution, ethics and  arbitration skills.

    He said that the training would equip participants with skills on  how to design and improve community-based dispute resolution mechanism for effective security coverage.

    Sule called on the participants to leverage the training to add to their experiences on how to resolve disputes.

    The governor expressed hope that the outcome of the training would add value to his administration’s continued commitment towards  finding solutions to the menace of insecurity at the grassroots.

    On his part, the Emir of Lafia, Retired Justice Sidi Bage I, represented by the Emir of Keffi, Shehu Chindo-Yamusa III, said that in addressing the menace of insecurity in the middle belt region, political leaders and traditional rulers must create formal channels to listen to complains and find solutions to them.

    Also, Habiba Balarabe-Suleiman, Senior Special Assistant to the governor and Focal Person on Human Capital Development, said the training for traditional rulers was apt, hence the facilitation by the state government.

    “Our traditional rulers are tasked with the responsibility of ensuring peace and order from the local level, that is why the state government felt it was necessary to bring them together and update their capacity in handling grievances,” she said.


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  •   From 1 to 3 September 2022 Mr Torsak Janpian Minister Counsellor Mr Wisit Bunyaritthipong Counsellor and Mr Jutha Saovabha First Secretary from the Royal Thai Embassy in Nairobi Kenya traveled to Seychelles to provide mobile consular services passport application legalization of documents and consultation on consular matters and visited the Thai community in Seychelles While discussing various issues related to the details of legally living and working abroad the Embassy encouraged the Thai people and emphasized the importance of keeping in close contact with the Embassy In addition Embassy representatives also distributed medicines masks and ATK COVID 19 test kits for Thai citizens in Seychelles to take better care of their health and stay safe from COVID 19 Seychelles is a small island country in the middle of the Indian Ocean While its population is around one hundred thousand there are nearly 100 Thai citizens residing in Seychelles Some of them are construction company and tuna canning factory workers restaurant chefs spa therapists hoteliers as well as married Seychellois or other foreigners and their children
    The Embassy of Thailand in Kenya provided mobile consular services and visited the Thai community in Seychelles
      From 1 to 3 September 2022 Mr Torsak Janpian Minister Counsellor Mr Wisit Bunyaritthipong Counsellor and Mr Jutha Saovabha First Secretary from the Royal Thai Embassy in Nairobi Kenya traveled to Seychelles to provide mobile consular services passport application legalization of documents and consultation on consular matters and visited the Thai community in Seychelles While discussing various issues related to the details of legally living and working abroad the Embassy encouraged the Thai people and emphasized the importance of keeping in close contact with the Embassy In addition Embassy representatives also distributed medicines masks and ATK COVID 19 test kits for Thai citizens in Seychelles to take better care of their health and stay safe from COVID 19 Seychelles is a small island country in the middle of the Indian Ocean While its population is around one hundred thousand there are nearly 100 Thai citizens residing in Seychelles Some of them are construction company and tuna canning factory workers restaurant chefs spa therapists hoteliers as well as married Seychellois or other foreigners and their children
    The Embassy of Thailand in Kenya provided mobile consular services and visited the Thai community in Seychelles
    Africa4 weeks ago

    The Embassy of Thailand in Kenya provided mobile consular services and visited the Thai community in Seychelles

    From 1 to 3 September 2022, Mr. Torsak Janpian, Minister Counsellor, Mr. Wisit Bunyaritthipong, Counsellor, and Mr. Jutha Saovabha, First Secretary, from the Royal Thai Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, traveled to Seychelles to provide mobile consular services (passport application, legalization of documents and consultation on consular matters) and visited the Thai community in Seychelles.

    While discussing various issues related to the details of legally living and working abroad, the Embassy encouraged the Thai people and emphasized the importance of keeping in close contact with the Embassy.

    In addition, Embassy representatives also distributed medicines, masks and ATK COVID-19 test kits for Thai citizens in Seychelles to take better care of their health and stay safe from COVID-19.

    Seychelles is a small island country in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

    While its population is around one hundred thousand, there are nearly 100 Thai citizens residing in Seychelles.

    Some of them are construction company and tuna canning factory workers, restaurant chefs, spa therapists, hoteliers, as well as married Seychellois or other foreigners and their children.

  •  A High Court II sitting in Gusau Zamfara has ordered the state Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources Ibrahim Magayaki to return 58 tractors and appear before the court on Sept 14 The Presiding judge Justice Bello Shinkafi ordered the commissioner to return the 58 tractors to the court premises within two days Shinkafi gave the order while delivering judgment on Monday over the case filed by a contractor Dublim Investment Kano against the Zamfara State Government adding that the commissioner should appear before the court on the date Speaking shortly after the court sitting the counsel to plaintiff Mr Misbahu Salahudeen disclosed that his client Dublim Investment Kano sued the government over non payment of N220 million According to him in 2019 the High Court III had ordered the state government to pay the contractor the amount but the payment was not effected since then He further explained that the High Court III then gave an order for the confiscation of state government properties for auction to pay the contractor Following the court order 40 Vehicles and the 58 tractors were confiscated and marked for auctioning to ensure settlement of the contractor Misbahu disclosed that while waiting for the court to give order for the auction the commissioner of agriculture allegedly connived with some people and moved away the 58 tractors illegally He said as a result of unnecessary delay to give order for the auction they decided to challenge the delay at High Court II in the state It s within the Constitution Order 33 of the High Court Procedures that you can sue a judge to his superior court That s why we took our case to High Court II which today the judge ordered High Court III to immediately give court order for the auction and Commissioner for Agriculture to return 58 tractors and appear before the court NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Court orders return of 58 tractors, summons Zamfara commissioner
     A High Court II sitting in Gusau Zamfara has ordered the state Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources Ibrahim Magayaki to return 58 tractors and appear before the court on Sept 14 The Presiding judge Justice Bello Shinkafi ordered the commissioner to return the 58 tractors to the court premises within two days Shinkafi gave the order while delivering judgment on Monday over the case filed by a contractor Dublim Investment Kano against the Zamfara State Government adding that the commissioner should appear before the court on the date Speaking shortly after the court sitting the counsel to plaintiff Mr Misbahu Salahudeen disclosed that his client Dublim Investment Kano sued the government over non payment of N220 million According to him in 2019 the High Court III had ordered the state government to pay the contractor the amount but the payment was not effected since then He further explained that the High Court III then gave an order for the confiscation of state government properties for auction to pay the contractor Following the court order 40 Vehicles and the 58 tractors were confiscated and marked for auctioning to ensure settlement of the contractor Misbahu disclosed that while waiting for the court to give order for the auction the commissioner of agriculture allegedly connived with some people and moved away the 58 tractors illegally He said as a result of unnecessary delay to give order for the auction they decided to challenge the delay at High Court II in the state It s within the Constitution Order 33 of the High Court Procedures that you can sue a judge to his superior court That s why we took our case to High Court II which today the judge ordered High Court III to immediately give court order for the auction and Commissioner for Agriculture to return 58 tractors and appear before the court NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Court orders return of 58 tractors, summons Zamfara commissioner
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    Court orders return of 58 tractors, summons Zamfara commissioner

    A High Court II sitting in  Gusau, Zamfara, has ordered the state Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Ibrahim Magayaki, to return 58 tractors and appear before the court on Sept. 14.The Presiding  judge, Justice Bello Shinkafi, ordered the  commissioner to return the 58 tractors to the court premises within two days.

    Shinkafi gave the order while delivering judgment on Monday over the case filed by a contractor (Dublim Investment Kano) against the Zamfara State Government, adding that the commissioner should appear before the court on the date.

    Speaking shortly after the court sitting, the counsel to plaintiff, Mr Misbahu Salahudeen, disclosed that his client (Dublim Investment Kano) sued the government over non payment of N220 million.

    According to him, in 2019 the High Court III had ordered the state government to pay the contractor the amount but the payment was not effected since then.

    He further explained that the High Court III then gave an order for the confiscation of state government properties for auction to pay the contractor.

    “Following the court order, 40 Vehicles and the 58 tractors were confiscated and marked for auctioning to ensure settlement of the contractor.

    ”Misbahu disclosed that while waiting for the court to give order for the auction, the commissioner of agriculture allegedly connived with some people and moved away the 58 tractors illegally.

    He said as a result of unnecessary delay to give order for the auction, they decided to challenge the delay at High Court II in the  state.

    “It’s within the Constitution,  Order 33 of  the  High Court Procedures that you can sue a judge to  his  superior court.

    ““That’s why we took our case to High  Court II which today, the judge ordered High Court III to immediately give court order for the auction and  Commissioner for Agriculture to return  58 tractors and appear before the court.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   On August 29 2022 Ms Sasirit Tangulrat Ambassador met with Mr Shariff A Shariff Executive Director CEO of the Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority ZIPA in Zanzibar Tanzania The Executive Director elaborated several strategic sectors that ZIPA wishes to attract more foreign investors including quality tourism the blue economy such as deep sea fishing and seafood processing real estate manufacturing and agriculture In this regard the Thai Ambassador emphasized the Embassy s willingness to work closely with ZIPA and promote investment particularly in fishing and hospitality the two key sectors that are Thailand s strengths among potential Thai investors
    Thai Ambassador explores investment opportunity in Zanzibar
      On August 29 2022 Ms Sasirit Tangulrat Ambassador met with Mr Shariff A Shariff Executive Director CEO of the Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority ZIPA in Zanzibar Tanzania The Executive Director elaborated several strategic sectors that ZIPA wishes to attract more foreign investors including quality tourism the blue economy such as deep sea fishing and seafood processing real estate manufacturing and agriculture In this regard the Thai Ambassador emphasized the Embassy s willingness to work closely with ZIPA and promote investment particularly in fishing and hospitality the two key sectors that are Thailand s strengths among potential Thai investors
    Thai Ambassador explores investment opportunity in Zanzibar
    Africa4 weeks ago

    Thai Ambassador explores investment opportunity in Zanzibar

    On August 29, 2022, Ms. Sasirit Tangulrat, Ambassador, met with Mr. Shariff A.

    Shariff, Executive Director/CEO of the Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority (ZIPA) in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

    The Executive Director elaborated several strategic sectors that ZIPA wishes to attract more foreign investors, including quality tourism, the blue economy such as deep-sea fishing and seafood processing, real estate, manufacturing and agriculture.

    In this regard, the Thai Ambassador emphasized the Embassy's willingness to work closely with ZIPA and promote investment, particularly in fishing and hospitality, the two key sectors that are Thailand's strengths, among potential Thai investors.

  •  Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc GTCO says it has posted profit before tax of N103 2 billion for the period ended June 30 The bank stated this in its audited consolidated and separate financial statements to the Nigerian Exchange Group NGX and London Stock Exchange LSE on Monday The gain represented an increase of 11 0 per cent over N93 1 billion recorded in the corresponding period ended June 2021 The group s loan book net increased by 1 8 per cent from N1 80 trillion recorded as at December 2021 to N1 83 trillion in June 2022 while deposit liabilities increased by 6 4 per cent from N4 13 trillion in December 2021 to N4 39 trillion in June 2022 The group s balance sheet remained well structured and resilient with total assets and shareholders funds closing at N5 7 trillion and N845 7 billion respectively Full impact Capital Adequacy Ratio CAR stayed strong closing at 22 0 per cent while asset quality was sustained as IFRS 9 Stage 3 Loans ratio and Cost of Risk COR closed at 6 2 per cent and 0 2 per cent in June 2022 from 6 0 per cent and 0 5 per cent in December 2021 respectively Commenting on the results the Group Chief Executive Officer of the bank Mr Segun Agbaje said Our results show an increase in key revenue lines and a strong performance in other financial metrics which reinforce our growth prospects as a leading financial services company Our priority at the start of the 2022 financial year was to bring the Group s new businesses on stream starting strong with a focus on long term viability At present we have successfully expanded our financial services ecosystem to include HabariPay Ltd Guaranty Trust Fund Managers Ltd and Guaranty Trust Pension Managers Ltd and all of them are P amp L positive He further stated that These newly created businesses will operate alongside our flagship banking franchise to offer increased value to our growing customer base as well as other stakeholders We will continue to build on our core strengths of service excellence innovation and flawless execution to deliver our corporate objectives for the year and further our vision of being Africa s leading financial services institution He said overall the group continued to post one of the best metrics in the Nigerian financial services industry in terms of key financial ratios He listed some of them as Pre Tax Return on Equity ROAE of 23 9 per cent Pre Tax Return on Assets ROAA of 3 7 per cent Full Impact Capital Adequacy Ratio CAR of 22 0 per cent and Cost to Income ratio of 49 1 per cent NewsSourceCredit NAN
    GTCO posts N103.2bn pre-tax profit in H1 2022
     Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc GTCO says it has posted profit before tax of N103 2 billion for the period ended June 30 The bank stated this in its audited consolidated and separate financial statements to the Nigerian Exchange Group NGX and London Stock Exchange LSE on Monday The gain represented an increase of 11 0 per cent over N93 1 billion recorded in the corresponding period ended June 2021 The group s loan book net increased by 1 8 per cent from N1 80 trillion recorded as at December 2021 to N1 83 trillion in June 2022 while deposit liabilities increased by 6 4 per cent from N4 13 trillion in December 2021 to N4 39 trillion in June 2022 The group s balance sheet remained well structured and resilient with total assets and shareholders funds closing at N5 7 trillion and N845 7 billion respectively Full impact Capital Adequacy Ratio CAR stayed strong closing at 22 0 per cent while asset quality was sustained as IFRS 9 Stage 3 Loans ratio and Cost of Risk COR closed at 6 2 per cent and 0 2 per cent in June 2022 from 6 0 per cent and 0 5 per cent in December 2021 respectively Commenting on the results the Group Chief Executive Officer of the bank Mr Segun Agbaje said Our results show an increase in key revenue lines and a strong performance in other financial metrics which reinforce our growth prospects as a leading financial services company Our priority at the start of the 2022 financial year was to bring the Group s new businesses on stream starting strong with a focus on long term viability At present we have successfully expanded our financial services ecosystem to include HabariPay Ltd Guaranty Trust Fund Managers Ltd and Guaranty Trust Pension Managers Ltd and all of them are P amp L positive He further stated that These newly created businesses will operate alongside our flagship banking franchise to offer increased value to our growing customer base as well as other stakeholders We will continue to build on our core strengths of service excellence innovation and flawless execution to deliver our corporate objectives for the year and further our vision of being Africa s leading financial services institution He said overall the group continued to post one of the best metrics in the Nigerian financial services industry in terms of key financial ratios He listed some of them as Pre Tax Return on Equity ROAE of 23 9 per cent Pre Tax Return on Assets ROAA of 3 7 per cent Full Impact Capital Adequacy Ratio CAR of 22 0 per cent and Cost to Income ratio of 49 1 per cent NewsSourceCredit NAN
    GTCO posts N103.2bn pre-tax profit in H1 2022
    Economy4 weeks ago

    GTCO posts N103.2bn pre-tax profit in H1 2022

    Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc (GTCO) says it has posted profit before tax of N103.2 billion for the period ended June 30. The bank stated this in its audited consolidated and separate financial statements  to the Nigerian Exchange Group (NGX) and London Stock Exchange (LSE) on Monday.

    The gain represented an increase of 11.0 per cent over N93.1 billion recorded in the corresponding period ended June 2021. The group’s loan book (net) increased by 1.8 per cent from N1.80 trillion recorded as at December 2021 to N1.83 trillion in June 2022, while deposit liabilities increased by 6.4 per cent from N4.13 trillion in December 2021 to N4.39 trillion in June 2022. The group’s balance sheet remained well structured and resilient with total assets and shareholders’ funds closing at N5.7 trillion and N845.7 billion, respectively.

    Full impact Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) stayed strong, closing at 22.0 per cent, while asset quality was sustained as IFRS 9 Stage 3 Loans ratio and Cost of Risk (COR) closed at 6.2 per cent and 0.2 per cent in June 2022 from 6.0 per cent and 0.5 per cent in December 2021, respectively.

    Commenting on the results, the Group Chief Executive Officer of the bank, Mr Segun Agbaje, said,  “Our results show an increase in key revenue lines and a strong performance in other financial metrics which reinforce our growth prospects as a leading financial services company.

    “Our priority at the start of the 2022 financial year was to bring the Group’s new businesses on-stream, starting strong with a focus on long-term viability.

    “At present, we have successfully expanded our financial services ecosystem to include HabariPay Ltd., Guaranty Trust Fund Managers Ltd., and Guaranty Trust Pension Managers Ltd., and all of them are P&L positive.

    ” He further stated that, “These newly created businesses will operate alongside our flagship banking franchise to offer increased value to our growing customer base as well as other stakeholders.

    “We will continue to build on our core strengths of service excellence, innovation, and flawless execution to deliver our corporate objectives for the year and further our vision of being Africa’s leading financial services institution.

    ” He said overall, the group continued to post one of the best metrics in the Nigerian financial services industry in terms of key financial ratios.

    He listed some of them as Pre-Tax Return on Equity (ROAE) of 23.9 per cent, Pre-Tax Return on Assets (ROAA) of 3.7 per cent, Full Impact Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) of 22.0 per cent and Cost to Income ratio of 49.1 per cent.


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  •  The Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission HYPPADEC said it distributed 2 500 motorcycles to vigilante members in 1 800 communities to help in the fight against insecurity The Managing Director of the commission Alhaji Abubakar Yelwa disclosed this to n in Ilorin on Monday at opening of a 5 day training for 300 HYPPADEC personnel on skill development for organisational productivity Yelwa said that the intervention had yielded good results in the fight against insurgency and banditry in the commission s areas of coverage When we came we realised that the communities want to defend themselves but the bandits go there highly equipped and with motorcycles and our vigilante groups do not have such kinds of facilities So we bought 2 500 motorcycles and distributed them to 1 800 communities Not to individuals but to vigilante groups of those communities so that it can improve on the security of the communities and this proved effective Also when we came we realised that there is persistent deaths as a result of canoe and boat mishaps in riverine transportation system So we bought 10 000 life jackets to save lives of commuters and we plan to buy even more so that nobody would travel on the rivers without life jackets said the HYPPADEC boss NAN reports that the Act establishing the commission mandated it to serve hydro power producing states or where hydro power generating facilities are located including Kebbi Plateau Kwara Niger Kogi Benue Taraba Gombe and Kaduna States Yelwa who noted that the commission has performed well to meet the objectives of which it was established said that it succeeded in needs assessment exercise We went round 1 800 communities in HYPPADEC zone to know their basic needs problems and expectations so that policies and implementation will be those generated from the people We have also constructed 160 solar boreholes in 57 local government areas that make up the commission We are presently working to construct 1 000 hand pumps in the 1 800 communities and we have already given out contract for rehabilitation of 1 000 existing boreholes and hand pumps that had gone out of use We are already constructing 58 blocks of three classrooms and offices for primary schools as part of our primary school education development programme in 58 areas and identified another 58 existing primary schools for full rehabilitation Yelwa said He disclosed that the National Assembly recently approved N1 billion for procurement of books and handbooks as part of the commission s school support programme We have supplied fertilisers to all the 1 800 communities of the commission at 60 per cent subsidised rate The farmers are happy and we hope to sustain that We also conducted medical outreach programme where over 75 000 patients were attended to he said Yelwa explained that the 5 day training was meant to improve the performance of the staff remind them of basic objectives of their employment and guide them in key factors to take into consideration in application of resources for delivery of projects and programmes According to him the 300 staff were trained in three selected centres in Kebbi Plateau and Kwara states grouped on basic needs of their performance NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Banditry: HYPPADEC distributes 2,500 motorcycles to vigilantes
     The Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission HYPPADEC said it distributed 2 500 motorcycles to vigilante members in 1 800 communities to help in the fight against insecurity The Managing Director of the commission Alhaji Abubakar Yelwa disclosed this to n in Ilorin on Monday at opening of a 5 day training for 300 HYPPADEC personnel on skill development for organisational productivity Yelwa said that the intervention had yielded good results in the fight against insurgency and banditry in the commission s areas of coverage When we came we realised that the communities want to defend themselves but the bandits go there highly equipped and with motorcycles and our vigilante groups do not have such kinds of facilities So we bought 2 500 motorcycles and distributed them to 1 800 communities Not to individuals but to vigilante groups of those communities so that it can improve on the security of the communities and this proved effective Also when we came we realised that there is persistent deaths as a result of canoe and boat mishaps in riverine transportation system So we bought 10 000 life jackets to save lives of commuters and we plan to buy even more so that nobody would travel on the rivers without life jackets said the HYPPADEC boss NAN reports that the Act establishing the commission mandated it to serve hydro power producing states or where hydro power generating facilities are located including Kebbi Plateau Kwara Niger Kogi Benue Taraba Gombe and Kaduna States Yelwa who noted that the commission has performed well to meet the objectives of which it was established said that it succeeded in needs assessment exercise We went round 1 800 communities in HYPPADEC zone to know their basic needs problems and expectations so that policies and implementation will be those generated from the people We have also constructed 160 solar boreholes in 57 local government areas that make up the commission We are presently working to construct 1 000 hand pumps in the 1 800 communities and we have already given out contract for rehabilitation of 1 000 existing boreholes and hand pumps that had gone out of use We are already constructing 58 blocks of three classrooms and offices for primary schools as part of our primary school education development programme in 58 areas and identified another 58 existing primary schools for full rehabilitation Yelwa said He disclosed that the National Assembly recently approved N1 billion for procurement of books and handbooks as part of the commission s school support programme We have supplied fertilisers to all the 1 800 communities of the commission at 60 per cent subsidised rate The farmers are happy and we hope to sustain that We also conducted medical outreach programme where over 75 000 patients were attended to he said Yelwa explained that the 5 day training was meant to improve the performance of the staff remind them of basic objectives of their employment and guide them in key factors to take into consideration in application of resources for delivery of projects and programmes According to him the 300 staff were trained in three selected centres in Kebbi Plateau and Kwara states grouped on basic needs of their performance NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Banditry: HYPPADEC distributes 2,500 motorcycles to vigilantes
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    Banditry: HYPPADEC distributes 2,500 motorcycles to vigilantes

    The Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) said it distributed 2,500 motorcycles to vigilante members in 1,800 communities to help in the fight against insecurity.

    The Managing Director of the commission, Alhaji Abubakar Yelwa, disclosed this to n in Ilorin on Monday at opening of a 5-day training for 300 HYPPADEC personnel on skill development for organisational productivity.

    Yelwa said that the intervention had yielded good results in the fight against insurgency and banditry in the commission’s areas of coverage.

    “When we came, we realised that the communities want to defend themselves but the bandits go there highly equipped and with motorcycles and our vigilante groups do not have such kinds of facilities.

    “So, we bought 2,500 motorcycles and distributed them to 1,800 communities.

    Not to individuals, but to vigilante groups of those communities so that it can improve on the security of the communities, and this proved effective.

    “Also, when we came, we realised that there is persistent deaths as a result of canoe and boat mishaps in riverine transportation system.

    “So, we bought 10,000 life jackets to save lives of commuters and we plan to buy even more, so that nobody would travel on the rivers without life jackets,” said the HYPPADEC boss.

    NAN reports that the Act establishing the commission mandated it to serve hydro-power producing states or where hydro power generating facilities are located, including Kebbi, Plateau, Kwara, Niger, Kogi, Benue, Taraba, Gombe and Kaduna States.

    Yelwa, who noted that the commission has performed well to meet the objectives of which it was established, said that it succeeded in needs assessment exercise.

    “We went round 1,800 communities in HYPPADEC zone to know their basic needs, problems and expectations, so that policies and implementation will be those generated from the people.

    “We have also constructed 160 solar boreholes in 57 local government areas that make up the commission.

    “We are presently working to construct 1,000 hand pumps in the 1,800 communities and we have already given out contract for rehabilitation of 1,000 existing boreholes and hand pumps that had gone out of use.

    “We are already constructing 58 blocks of three classrooms and offices for primary schools as part of our primary school education development programme in 58 areas and identified another 58 existing primary schools for full rehabilitation,” Yelwa said.

    He disclosed that the National Assembly recently approved N1 billion for procurement of books and handbooks as part of the commission’s school support programme.

    “We have supplied fertilisers to all the 1,800 communities of the commission at 60 per cent subsidised rate.

    “The farmers are happy and we hope to sustain that.

    We also conducted medical outreach programme where over 75,000 patients were attended to,” he said.

    Yelwa explained that the 5-day training was meant to improve the performance of the staff, remind them of basic objectives of their employment and guide them in key factors to take into consideration in application of resources for delivery of projects and programmes.

    According to him, the 300 staff were trained in three selected centres in Kebbi, Plateau and Kwara states, grouped on basic needs of their performance.


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  •   The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure DPWI is aware of a fire that broke out at the Legal Practice Council building located at 123 Paul Kruger Street in Pretoria The fire started at approximately 08 20 on September 5 2022 It is worth noting that the fire did not spread to the North Gauteng High Court building which is situated right next to the Law Practice Council building None of the buildings in DPWI custody were affected by the fire outbreak Not even an evacuation took place at the North Gauteng High Court Court proceedings continued without interruption over the incident As DPWI however we will monitor the situation to prevent outbreaks on properties in our custody
    South Africa: Public Works and Infrastructure Fire at Law Practice Offices
      The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure DPWI is aware of a fire that broke out at the Legal Practice Council building located at 123 Paul Kruger Street in Pretoria The fire started at approximately 08 20 on September 5 2022 It is worth noting that the fire did not spread to the North Gauteng High Court building which is situated right next to the Law Practice Council building None of the buildings in DPWI custody were affected by the fire outbreak Not even an evacuation took place at the North Gauteng High Court Court proceedings continued without interruption over the incident As DPWI however we will monitor the situation to prevent outbreaks on properties in our custody
    South Africa: Public Works and Infrastructure Fire at Law Practice Offices
    Africa4 weeks ago

    South Africa: Public Works and Infrastructure Fire at Law Practice Offices

    The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) is aware of a fire that broke out at the Legal Practice Council building located at 123 Paul Kruger Street in Pretoria.

    The fire started at approximately 08:20 on September 5, 2022.

    It is worth noting that the fire did not spread to the North Gauteng High Court building, which is situated right next to the Law Practice Council building.

    None of the buildings in DPWI custody were affected by the fire outbreak.

    Not even an evacuation took place at the North Gauteng High Court.

    Court proceedings continued without interruption over the incident.

    As DPWI, "however, we will monitor the situation to prevent outbreaks on properties in our custody."

  •  Five Rotary Club of Abuja on Monday conducted free eye screening distributed eye glasses and treated eye related problems to residents of Dakin biu Community Utako in the FCT Dr Goddy Nnadi District Governor Rotary District 9123 said the gesture was part of their services to add value of life and wellbeing of local communities Nandi also expressed appreciation to the community for the land donated to build a health care center for the community He added that the Federal Capital Territory Authority FCTA had made commitment towards ensuring the proposed health care center was fully managed and equipped He encouraged Nigerians to join rotary club as their contribution and actions would help the socioeconomic development of the country Mr Bruno Iwu President of the Rotary Club of Abuja Utako and leader in the outreach project said the exercise was in commemoration of the United Nations International Day of Charity Iwu said the organisation was providing free eye screening treatment eye glasses and hospital referral for those who cannot afford it Other partner Clubs involved in the eye care outreach are Rotary Club of Abuja CBD Rotary Club of Abuja Sapphire Rotary of Abuja Crystals and Rotary Club of Abuja Jabi Mr Max Amuchie President Rotary Club of Abuja Central Business District said the club also carried out health talks sensitisation exercise and checking of blood pressure for the community members Amuchie expressed satisfaction over the exercise which he said would have positive imact on the health of the people Mr Nelson Onowotu Presidency Rotary Club of Abuja Crystals said it is going to reduce the cost of them going to eye clinic for a checkup and those who need eyeglasses will be provided while others given eye drops Similarly Mr Joseph Abu President Rotary Club Abuja Lugbe FHA said the choice of the community was to provide free eye care services for those who could not afford it Abu said the unavailability of any eye care centre and cost of treatment necessitated the need to offer free eye screening and treatment for the community We did assessments and we discovered that there was no eye clinic within the reach of the members of the community The cost of eye care is not what the community can afford he said Responding Malam Isiaku Lamishi District Head Dakin Biu commended the organisation for the services which he said would provide relief to the community Lamishi also assured them of his support towards improving the wellbeing and alleviating poverty of the people Rotary International is a humanitarian service organisation which brings together business and professional leaders to provide community service promote integrity and advance goodwill peace and understanding in the world www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    World Charity Day: Rotary club offers free eye screening, glasses to FCT community
     Five Rotary Club of Abuja on Monday conducted free eye screening distributed eye glasses and treated eye related problems to residents of Dakin biu Community Utako in the FCT Dr Goddy Nnadi District Governor Rotary District 9123 said the gesture was part of their services to add value of life and wellbeing of local communities Nandi also expressed appreciation to the community for the land donated to build a health care center for the community He added that the Federal Capital Territory Authority FCTA had made commitment towards ensuring the proposed health care center was fully managed and equipped He encouraged Nigerians to join rotary club as their contribution and actions would help the socioeconomic development of the country Mr Bruno Iwu President of the Rotary Club of Abuja Utako and leader in the outreach project said the exercise was in commemoration of the United Nations International Day of Charity Iwu said the organisation was providing free eye screening treatment eye glasses and hospital referral for those who cannot afford it Other partner Clubs involved in the eye care outreach are Rotary Club of Abuja CBD Rotary Club of Abuja Sapphire Rotary of Abuja Crystals and Rotary Club of Abuja Jabi Mr Max Amuchie President Rotary Club of Abuja Central Business District said the club also carried out health talks sensitisation exercise and checking of blood pressure for the community members Amuchie expressed satisfaction over the exercise which he said would have positive imact on the health of the people Mr Nelson Onowotu Presidency Rotary Club of Abuja Crystals said it is going to reduce the cost of them going to eye clinic for a checkup and those who need eyeglasses will be provided while others given eye drops Similarly Mr Joseph Abu President Rotary Club Abuja Lugbe FHA said the choice of the community was to provide free eye care services for those who could not afford it Abu said the unavailability of any eye care centre and cost of treatment necessitated the need to offer free eye screening and treatment for the community We did assessments and we discovered that there was no eye clinic within the reach of the members of the community The cost of eye care is not what the community can afford he said Responding Malam Isiaku Lamishi District Head Dakin Biu commended the organisation for the services which he said would provide relief to the community Lamishi also assured them of his support towards improving the wellbeing and alleviating poverty of the people Rotary International is a humanitarian service organisation which brings together business and professional leaders to provide community service promote integrity and advance goodwill peace and understanding in the world www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    World Charity Day: Rotary club offers free eye screening, glasses to FCT community
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    World Charity Day: Rotary club offers free eye screening, glasses to FCT community

    Five Rotary Club of Abuja on Monday conducted free eye screening, distributed eye glasses and treated eye related problems to residents of Dakin-biu Community, Utako in the FCT.

    Dr Goddy Nnadi, District Governor, Rotary District 9123 said the gesture was part of their services to add value of life and wellbeing of local communities.

    Nandi also expressed appreciation to the community for the land donated to build a health care center for the community.

    He added that the Federal Capital Territory Authority (FCTA) had made commitment towards ensuring the proposed health care center was fully managed and equipped.

    He encouraged Nigerians to join rotary club as their contribution and actions would help the socioeconomic development of the country.

    Mr Bruno Iwu, President of the Rotary Club of Abuja Utako and leader in the outreach project, said the exercise was in commemoration of the United Nations International Day of Charity.

    Iwu, said the organisation was providing free eye screening, treatment, eye glasses and hospital referral for those who cannot afford it.

    Other partner Clubs involved in the eye care outreach are; Rotary Club of Abuja CBD, Rotary Club of Abuja Sapphire, Rotary of Abuja Crystals and Rotary Club of Abuja Jabi. Mr Max Amuchie, President, Rotary Club of Abuja, Central Business District, said the club also carried out health talks, sensitisation exercise and checking of blood pressure for the community members.

    Amuchie expressed satisfaction over the exercise which he said would have positive imact on the health of the people.

    Mr Nelson Onowotu, Presidency, Rotary Club of Abuja Crystals said, “it is going to reduce the cost of them going to eye clinic for a checkup and those who need eyeglasses will be provided, while others given eye drops.

    ” Similarly, Mr Joseph Abu, President, Rotary Club Abuja, Lugbe FHA said the choice of the community was to provide free eye care services for those who could not afford it.

    Abu said the unavailability of any eye care centre and cost of treatment necessitated the need to offer free eye screening and treatment for the community.

    “We did assessments and we discovered that there was no eye clinic within the reach of the members of the community.

    The cost of eye care is not what the community can afford,” he said.

    Responding, Malam Isiaku Lamishi, District Head, Dakin-Biu, commended the organisation for the services, which he said would provide relief to the community.

    Lamishi, also assured them of his support towards improving the wellbeing and alleviating poverty of the people.

    Rotary International is a humanitarian service organisation which brings together business and professional leaders to provide community service, promote integrity, and advance goodwill, peace, and understanding in the world.

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  • I don’t think Serena has ever admired me, record-holder says
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    I don’t think Serena has ever admired me, record-holder says

  •  The Management of Obafemi Awolowo University OAU Ile Ife Osun has announced the 2022 admission screening exercise for UTME and Direct Entry candidates This is contained in a statement by the Registrar and Secretary to Council of the institution Mrs Margaret Omosule on Monday in Ile Ife Omosule said the opportunity was for only the candidates who made OAU their first choice in the 2022 UTME scored 200 and above and those who applied for Direct Entry DE She adding that registration for the 2022 Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination PUTME screening exercise would begin from Thursday Sept 8 to Saturday Oct 15 According to her candidates are required to visit admissions oauife edu ng Log on to the site with their Registration Number as Username and their Surname as Password The Registrar explained further that the candidates should fill the biodata form and click continue obtain a Remita Retrieval Reference RRR from this site only and use it to make payment online or at any commercial bank Omosule stated further that once payment was accepted the system would log out and they could now login again adding that the screening exercise would be done online Applicants that provide false information or upload incorrect credentials will automatically be disqualified Candidates are required to check their screening schedule on the OAU Porter from Oct 12 Candidates will also be required to participate in the Post UTME screening on their allotted dates and time from Oct 17 to 22 She said Omosule urged applicants to note that the screening fee of N2 000 00 only and all enquires should be forwarded to admissions oauife edu ng or enquiry oauife edu ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    OAU begins admission screening exercise for UTME, Direct Entry
     The Management of Obafemi Awolowo University OAU Ile Ife Osun has announced the 2022 admission screening exercise for UTME and Direct Entry candidates This is contained in a statement by the Registrar and Secretary to Council of the institution Mrs Margaret Omosule on Monday in Ile Ife Omosule said the opportunity was for only the candidates who made OAU their first choice in the 2022 UTME scored 200 and above and those who applied for Direct Entry DE She adding that registration for the 2022 Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination PUTME screening exercise would begin from Thursday Sept 8 to Saturday Oct 15 According to her candidates are required to visit admissions oauife edu ng Log on to the site with their Registration Number as Username and their Surname as Password The Registrar explained further that the candidates should fill the biodata form and click continue obtain a Remita Retrieval Reference RRR from this site only and use it to make payment online or at any commercial bank Omosule stated further that once payment was accepted the system would log out and they could now login again adding that the screening exercise would be done online Applicants that provide false information or upload incorrect credentials will automatically be disqualified Candidates are required to check their screening schedule on the OAU Porter from Oct 12 Candidates will also be required to participate in the Post UTME screening on their allotted dates and time from Oct 17 to 22 She said Omosule urged applicants to note that the screening fee of N2 000 00 only and all enquires should be forwarded to admissions oauife edu ng or enquiry oauife edu ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    OAU begins admission screening exercise for UTME, Direct Entry
    Education4 weeks ago

    OAU begins admission screening exercise for UTME, Direct Entry

    The Management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun has announced the 2022 admission screening exercise for UTME and Direct Entry candidates.

    This is contained in a statement  by the Registrar and Secretary to Council of the institution, Mrs Margaret Omosule, on Monday, in Ile-Ife.Omosule said the opportunity was for only the candidates who made OAU their first choice in the 2022 UTME, scored 200 and above, and those who applied for Direct Entry (DE).

    She adding that registration for the 2022 Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (PUTME) screening exercise would begin from  Thursday, Sept. 8 to   Saturday, Oct. 15.According to her, candidates are required to visit “admissions.

    oauife.

    edu.

    ng”; Log on to the site with their Registration Number as Username and their Surname as Password.

    The Registrar explained further that the candidates should fill the biodata form and click continue; obtain a Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR) from this site only, and use it to make payment online or at any commercial bank.

    Omosule stated further that once payment was accepted, the system would log out and they could  now login again, adding that the screening exercise would be done online.

    “Applicants that provide false information, or upload incorrect credentials will automatically be disqualified.

    “Candidates are required to check their screening schedule on the OAU Porter from  Oct. 12.“Candidates will also be required to participate in the Post-UTME screening on their allotted dates and time from  Oct. 17 to 22 ,” She said.

    Omosule urged  applicants to note that the screening fee of N2,000.00 only and all enquires should be forwarded to admissions@oauife.

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