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  •  The United Nations UN International Organisation of Youth Promoters of Peace IOYPP says it will train 500 Nigerians as World Chaplaincy Officers to ensure peace in the six geo political zones of the country This was part of the communiqu issued on Tuesday at the end of a youth summit organised by the association in Abuja The training was organised by the IOYPP to ensure Nigerian youths embrace peace and become peace ambassaors for the country Africa and the world in general Captain Hounakey Kafu Ata a UN Peace Ambassador said that peace was necessary for the country ahead of the 2023 general election Nigeria is the heart of Africa and neglecting her peace is a very big risk for Africa he said Kafu Ata said the organisation s presence in Nigeria was to empower men and women that would propagate peace in all looks and crannies to save the country from atrocities and vices that could destroy it Every African country is concerned about peace in Nigeria We are going to Abeokuta on Sept 10 to train and empower youths on mediation And on Sept 14 we will be in Port Harcourt to do the same thing with youths in Rivers State On Sept 16 our UN Chaplaincy Officers training will take place for two weeks and those to be trained will officially become UN Chaplaincy Officers in Nigeria After the training they will have the mandate to carry out assignments on the field as UN Chaplaincy officers to help Nigeria to handle minor problem of peace building We will also train Justices of Peace International Police Chaplain Officers that will carry out our activities of diplomacy mediation settlement through cohabitation dialoguing and human right defenders Kafu Ata said Commandant Johannes Makouvia the International President IOYPP said the country cannot afford to have peace mediators whose duty would be to unite citizens at every given time We are here to promote peace and that is why we are talking about training the youths for mediation Once you train many youths on mediation and they know how to manage conflict they will be mediators in all their areas of residence and operation and by so doing ensure peace Makouvia said that the training was targeted at the Northern and Southern parts of the country to have a balanced result The News Agency of Nigeria reports that certificates of participation were presented to participants at the summit while awards were presented to some Ambassadors of Peace NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UN group to train 500 Nigerian youths as peace officers
     The United Nations UN International Organisation of Youth Promoters of Peace IOYPP says it will train 500 Nigerians as World Chaplaincy Officers to ensure peace in the six geo political zones of the country This was part of the communiqu issued on Tuesday at the end of a youth summit organised by the association in Abuja The training was organised by the IOYPP to ensure Nigerian youths embrace peace and become peace ambassaors for the country Africa and the world in general Captain Hounakey Kafu Ata a UN Peace Ambassador said that peace was necessary for the country ahead of the 2023 general election Nigeria is the heart of Africa and neglecting her peace is a very big risk for Africa he said Kafu Ata said the organisation s presence in Nigeria was to empower men and women that would propagate peace in all looks and crannies to save the country from atrocities and vices that could destroy it Every African country is concerned about peace in Nigeria We are going to Abeokuta on Sept 10 to train and empower youths on mediation And on Sept 14 we will be in Port Harcourt to do the same thing with youths in Rivers State On Sept 16 our UN Chaplaincy Officers training will take place for two weeks and those to be trained will officially become UN Chaplaincy Officers in Nigeria After the training they will have the mandate to carry out assignments on the field as UN Chaplaincy officers to help Nigeria to handle minor problem of peace building We will also train Justices of Peace International Police Chaplain Officers that will carry out our activities of diplomacy mediation settlement through cohabitation dialoguing and human right defenders Kafu Ata said Commandant Johannes Makouvia the International President IOYPP said the country cannot afford to have peace mediators whose duty would be to unite citizens at every given time We are here to promote peace and that is why we are talking about training the youths for mediation Once you train many youths on mediation and they know how to manage conflict they will be mediators in all their areas of residence and operation and by so doing ensure peace Makouvia said that the training was targeted at the Northern and Southern parts of the country to have a balanced result The News Agency of Nigeria reports that certificates of participation were presented to participants at the summit while awards were presented to some Ambassadors of Peace NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UN group to train 500 Nigerian youths as peace officers
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    UN group to train 500 Nigerian youths as peace officers

    The United Nations (UN) International Organisation of Youth Promoters of Peace (IOYPP) says it will train 500 Nigerians as World Chaplaincy Officers to ensure peace in the six geo-political zones of the country.

    This was part of the communiqué issued on Tuesday at the end of a youth summit organised by the association in Abuja.

    The training was organised by the IOYPP to ensure Nigerian youths embrace peace and become peace ambassaors for the country, Africa and the world in general.

    Captain Hounakey Kafu-Ata, a UN Peace Ambassador, said that peace was necessary for the country ahead of the 2023 general election.

    “Nigeria is the heart of Africa and neglecting her peace is a very big risk for Africa,” he said.

    Kafu-Ata said the organisation’s presence in Nigeria was to empower men and women that would propagate peace in all looks and crannies, to save the country from atrocities and vices that could destroy it.

    “Every African country is concerned about peace in Nigeria.

    We are going to Abeokuta on Sept. 10 to train and empower youths on mediation.

    “And on Sept. 14, we will be in Port Harcourt to do the same thing with youths in Rivers State.

    “On Sept. 16, our UN Chaplaincy Officers training will take place for two weeks and those to be trained will officially become UN Chaplaincy Officers in Nigeria.

    “After the training, they will have the mandate to carry out assignments on the field as UN Chaplaincy officers to help Nigeria to handle minor problem of peace building.

    “We will also train Justices of Peace, International Police Chaplain Officers that will carry out our activities of diplomacy, mediation, settlement through cohabitation, dialoguing and human right defenders,” Kafu-Ata said.

    Commandant Johannes Makouvia, the International President, IOYPP, said the country cannot afford to have peace mediators whose duty would be to unite citizens at every given time.

    “We are here to promote peace and that is why we are talking about training the youths for mediation.

    “Once you train many youths on mediation and they know how to manage conflict, they will be mediators in all their areas of residence and operation, and by so doing, ensure peace.

    ” Makouvia said that the training was targeted at the Northern and Southern parts of the country to have a balanced result.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that certificates of participation were presented to participants at the summit, while awards were presented to some Ambassadors of Peace.


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  •  Women s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative WRAPA and Bayero University Kano Centre for Islamic Civilization and Interfaith Dialogue CICID have organised a national dialogue to proffer solutions to the Violence Against Women and Girls VAWG The dialogue had as its theme Supporting Social Norms Changes and Scaling up Commitment to Accountability Towards Curbing the Prevalence of Violence Against Women and Girls VAWG Moving from Rhetoric to Action The News Agency of Nigeria reports that no fewer than 100 interfaith and cultural leaders from across the country participated in the programme on Tuesday in Kano The founder and Chairman WRAPA Board of Trustees Justice Fati Abubakar said that the choice of Interfaith and Culture Leaders was of utmost importance given its over 22 years efforts and campaigns in curbing the prevalence of VAWG Abubakar also said that WRAPA would continue supporting survivors to access justice directly or indirectly through advocacy for legal reforms She said Religious traditional leaders and institutions are deeply rooted at all social levels in all communities They command respect trust and loyalty enabling them to exercise acceptable albeit limited sanctions for social deviations by members in their domains or congregations It is also my appeal that you continue to commit to supporting survivors of violence in private and public spaces by strengthening their abilities and voices to speak out seek help and access justice We must move from rhetoric to action with everyone playing their roles to achieve as well as demonstrate zero tolerance to Violence Against Women and Girls and its consequences Abubakar said In his remarks the Vice Chancellor Bayero University Kano Prof Sagir Adamu Abbas represented by the DVC Academics Dr Sani Gumel said that programme would assist to strengthen unity and curb the menace in the society The National Dialogue is in conformity with the vision and mission of the university to lead in research and education in Africa and commitment to addressing African development challenges he said Also speaking Alhaji Umar Musa Chief of Ninzo in Sanga Local Government of Kaduna state who spoke on behalf of traditional rulers said they have a lot to do to check the menace in their respective areas He commended WRAPA for the efforts assuring to continue supporting it to achieve the set objectives The WRAPA Secretary General Hajiya Saudatu Shehu called for stiffer punishment of perpetrators to serve as deterrent to others Shehu said that women required special attention in the society and also called on the society do away with negative norms against women as well as continue to protect their rights Papers were presented by both Christian and Islamic clerics on the causes of the menace as well as the ways forward NewsSourceCredit NAN
    WRAPA, BUK organise dialogue to address Violence Against Women, Girls
     Women s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative WRAPA and Bayero University Kano Centre for Islamic Civilization and Interfaith Dialogue CICID have organised a national dialogue to proffer solutions to the Violence Against Women and Girls VAWG The dialogue had as its theme Supporting Social Norms Changes and Scaling up Commitment to Accountability Towards Curbing the Prevalence of Violence Against Women and Girls VAWG Moving from Rhetoric to Action The News Agency of Nigeria reports that no fewer than 100 interfaith and cultural leaders from across the country participated in the programme on Tuesday in Kano The founder and Chairman WRAPA Board of Trustees Justice Fati Abubakar said that the choice of Interfaith and Culture Leaders was of utmost importance given its over 22 years efforts and campaigns in curbing the prevalence of VAWG Abubakar also said that WRAPA would continue supporting survivors to access justice directly or indirectly through advocacy for legal reforms She said Religious traditional leaders and institutions are deeply rooted at all social levels in all communities They command respect trust and loyalty enabling them to exercise acceptable albeit limited sanctions for social deviations by members in their domains or congregations It is also my appeal that you continue to commit to supporting survivors of violence in private and public spaces by strengthening their abilities and voices to speak out seek help and access justice We must move from rhetoric to action with everyone playing their roles to achieve as well as demonstrate zero tolerance to Violence Against Women and Girls and its consequences Abubakar said In his remarks the Vice Chancellor Bayero University Kano Prof Sagir Adamu Abbas represented by the DVC Academics Dr Sani Gumel said that programme would assist to strengthen unity and curb the menace in the society The National Dialogue is in conformity with the vision and mission of the university to lead in research and education in Africa and commitment to addressing African development challenges he said Also speaking Alhaji Umar Musa Chief of Ninzo in Sanga Local Government of Kaduna state who spoke on behalf of traditional rulers said they have a lot to do to check the menace in their respective areas He commended WRAPA for the efforts assuring to continue supporting it to achieve the set objectives The WRAPA Secretary General Hajiya Saudatu Shehu called for stiffer punishment of perpetrators to serve as deterrent to others Shehu said that women required special attention in the society and also called on the society do away with negative norms against women as well as continue to protect their rights Papers were presented by both Christian and Islamic clerics on the causes of the menace as well as the ways forward NewsSourceCredit NAN
    WRAPA, BUK organise dialogue to address Violence Against Women, Girls
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    WRAPA, BUK organise dialogue to address Violence Against Women, Girls

    Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA) and Bayero University, Kano, Centre for Islamic Civilization and Interfaith Dialogue (CICID), have organised a national dialogue to proffer solutions to the Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG).

    The dialogue had as its theme : “Supporting Social Norms Changes and Scaling up Commitment to Accountability Towards Curbing the Prevalence of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG): Moving from Rhetoric to Action”.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that no fewer than 100 interfaith and cultural leaders from across the country participated in the programme on Tuesday in Kano.The founder and Chairman, WRAPA Board of Trustees, Justice Fati Abubakar, said that the choice of Interfaith and Culture Leaders was of utmost importance given its over 22 years efforts and campaigns in curbing the prevalence of VAWG.

    Abubakar also said that WRAPA would continue supporting survivors to access justice directly or indirectly through advocacy for legal reforms.

    She said: “Religious, traditional leaders and institutions are deeply rooted at all social levels in all communities.

    “They command respect, trust and loyalty enabling them to exercise acceptable albeit limited sanctions for social deviations by members in their domains or congregations.

    “It is also my appeal that you continue to commit to supporting survivors of violence in private and public spaces by strengthening their abilities and voices to speak out, seek help and access justice.

    “We must move from rhetoric to action with everyone playing their roles to achieve as well as demonstrate zero tolerance to Violence Against Women and Girls and its consequences,” Abubakar said.

    In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Bayero University, Kano,  Prof. Sagir Adamu-Abbas, represented by the DVC, Academics, Dr Sani Gumel, said that programme would assist to strengthen unity and curb the menace in the society.

    “The National Dialogue is in conformity with the vision and mission of the university to lead in research and education in Africa and commitment to addressing African development challenges,” he said.

    Also speaking, Alhaji Umar Musa, Chief of Ninzo in Sanga Local Government of Kaduna state, who spoke on behalf of traditional rulers said they have a lot to do to check the menace in their respective areas.

    He commended WRAPA for the efforts, assuring to continue  supporting it to achieve the set objectives.

    The WRAPA Secretary-General, Hajiya Saudatu Shehu, called for stiffer punishment of perpetrators to serve as deterrent to others.

    Shehu said that women required special attention in the society and also called on the society do away with negative norms against women, as well as continue to protect their rights.

    Papers were presented by both Christian and Islamic clerics on the causes of the menace as well as the ways forward.


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  •  President Muhammadu Buhari will address the 77th Session of the high level General Debate of the UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday Sept 21 the News Agency of Nigeria reports A revised provisional list of speakers released from the Office of the General Assembly President on Tuesday showed that Buhari would be the first speaker on the second day of the gathering The UN correspondent of NAN reports that Buhari will be the fourth African leader to address the General Assembly and first speaker on the second day of the session The Nigerian leader would deliver his address around 9am around 2pm Nigerian time to other world leaders during the morning session while leaders from four African countries would also speak at the session Leaders from Ghana Gabon Verde Democratic Republic of Congo and Central African Republic are expected to speak at the session The President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro would be the first world leader to present his address to the 77th session as it is tradition followed by the U S President Joe Biden the traditional second speaker being the host country NAN reports that the 77th session of the UN General Assembly is slated to take place between 12 and 27 Sept while the General Debate will take place from 20th to 26th Sept The 77th session of the General Assembly will open on Monday Sept 12 2022 with the inauguration of a new President Csaba K r si of Hungary who will take on the mantle for the next twelve months The President of 76th session Abdulla Shahid of the Maldives will bow out that day Meanwhile the Transforming Education Summit is billed as a major event at the session Friday Sept 16 is Mobilisation Day which will be youth led and youth organised bringing young people s concerns over their education to decision and policymakers The second day is designed to be a platform for initiatives that will contribute to transforming education The third day on Monday Sept 19 is Leaders Day capitalising on the fact that no fewer than 82 Heads of State and Government will be in New York It will also feature the presentation of the Summit Youth Declaration and the Secretary General s Vision Statement for Transforming Education NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Buhari to address UN General Assembly Sept. 21
     President Muhammadu Buhari will address the 77th Session of the high level General Debate of the UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday Sept 21 the News Agency of Nigeria reports A revised provisional list of speakers released from the Office of the General Assembly President on Tuesday showed that Buhari would be the first speaker on the second day of the gathering The UN correspondent of NAN reports that Buhari will be the fourth African leader to address the General Assembly and first speaker on the second day of the session The Nigerian leader would deliver his address around 9am around 2pm Nigerian time to other world leaders during the morning session while leaders from four African countries would also speak at the session Leaders from Ghana Gabon Verde Democratic Republic of Congo and Central African Republic are expected to speak at the session The President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro would be the first world leader to present his address to the 77th session as it is tradition followed by the U S President Joe Biden the traditional second speaker being the host country NAN reports that the 77th session of the UN General Assembly is slated to take place between 12 and 27 Sept while the General Debate will take place from 20th to 26th Sept The 77th session of the General Assembly will open on Monday Sept 12 2022 with the inauguration of a new President Csaba K r si of Hungary who will take on the mantle for the next twelve months The President of 76th session Abdulla Shahid of the Maldives will bow out that day Meanwhile the Transforming Education Summit is billed as a major event at the session Friday Sept 16 is Mobilisation Day which will be youth led and youth organised bringing young people s concerns over their education to decision and policymakers The second day is designed to be a platform for initiatives that will contribute to transforming education The third day on Monday Sept 19 is Leaders Day capitalising on the fact that no fewer than 82 Heads of State and Government will be in New York It will also feature the presentation of the Summit Youth Declaration and the Secretary General s Vision Statement for Transforming Education NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Buhari to address UN General Assembly Sept. 21
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    Buhari to address UN General Assembly Sept. 21

    President Muhammadu Buhari will address the 77th Session of the high-level General Debate of the UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday, Sept. 21, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

    A revised provisional list of speakers released from the Office of the General Assembly President on Tuesday showed that Buhari would be the first speaker on the second day of the gathering.

    The UN correspondent of NAN reports that Buhari will be the fourth African leader to address the General Assembly and first speaker on the second day of the session.

    The Nigerian leader would deliver his address around 9am (around 2pm Nigerian time) to other world leaders during the morning session while leaders from four African countries would also speak at the session.

    Leaders from Ghana, Gabon Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo and Central African Republic are expected to speak at the session.

    The President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro would be the first world leader to present his address to the 77th session as it is tradition, followed by the U.

    S. President, Joe Biden, the traditional second speaker, being the host country.

    NAN reports that the 77th session of the UN General Assembly is slated to take place between 12 and 27 Sept. while the General Debate will take place from 20th to 26th Sept. The 77th session of the General Assembly will open on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, with the inauguration of a new President, Csaba Kőrösi of Hungary, who will take on the mantle for the next twelve months.

    The President of 76th session Abdulla Shahid of the Maldives will bow out that day.

    Meanwhile, the Transforming Education Summit is billed as a major event at the session.

    Friday, Sept. 16 is “Mobilisation Day”, which will be youth-led and youth-organised, bringing young people’s concerns over their education to decision and policymakers.

    The second day is designed to be a platform for initiatives that will contribute to transforming education.

    The third day, on Monday, Sept. 19, is Leaders Day, capitalising on the fact that no fewer than 82 Heads of State and Government will be in New York. It will also feature the presentation of the Summit Youth Declaration and the Secretary-General’s Vision Statement for Transforming Education.     


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  •  The Nigeria Employers Consultative Association NECA has lauded the Federal Government for suspending the proposed telecoms tax in view of the economic challenges faced by operators and Nigerians in general The Director General Mr Wale Oyerinde made the commendation in a statement on Tuesday We commend the government for suspending the telecoms tax as it has the potential to compound the challenges of the sector and further burden Nigerians At a time when the purchasing power of the citizens is being eroded by inflation and other negative economic indices and the telecoms industry is critically challenged the best that government can do is to provide relief for the citizens and business owners notwithstanding its dwindling revenue he said Oyerinde urged the government to desist from increasing excise on spirits alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages as being proposed He said that the increases if implemented would not only worsen the already bad situation of the industry but also create a major shock leading to job losses According to him businesses are not striving to be competitive again but are now more concerned with sustainability Oyerinde said Rather than overburden businesses that are already struggling government should explore other options for increasing revenue This can be through widening the tax net reducing governance costs addressing the massive oil theft and dealing with the unsustainable subsidy regime The trend of multiplicity of taxes and other unfavorable economic factors have led to the shut down of many businesses while some others relocated to neighboring countries NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NECA lauds govt. for suspending telecoms tax
     The Nigeria Employers Consultative Association NECA has lauded the Federal Government for suspending the proposed telecoms tax in view of the economic challenges faced by operators and Nigerians in general The Director General Mr Wale Oyerinde made the commendation in a statement on Tuesday We commend the government for suspending the telecoms tax as it has the potential to compound the challenges of the sector and further burden Nigerians At a time when the purchasing power of the citizens is being eroded by inflation and other negative economic indices and the telecoms industry is critically challenged the best that government can do is to provide relief for the citizens and business owners notwithstanding its dwindling revenue he said Oyerinde urged the government to desist from increasing excise on spirits alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages as being proposed He said that the increases if implemented would not only worsen the already bad situation of the industry but also create a major shock leading to job losses According to him businesses are not striving to be competitive again but are now more concerned with sustainability Oyerinde said Rather than overburden businesses that are already struggling government should explore other options for increasing revenue This can be through widening the tax net reducing governance costs addressing the massive oil theft and dealing with the unsustainable subsidy regime The trend of multiplicity of taxes and other unfavorable economic factors have led to the shut down of many businesses while some others relocated to neighboring countries NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NECA lauds govt. for suspending telecoms tax
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    NECA lauds govt. for suspending telecoms tax

    The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) has lauded the Federal Government for suspending the proposed telecoms tax in view of the economic challenges faced by operators and Nigerians in general.

    The Director-General, Mr Wale Oyerinde, made the commendation in a statement on Tuesday.

    “We commend the government for suspending the telecoms tax as it has the potential to compound the challenges of the sector and further burden Nigerians.

    “At a time when the purchasing power of the citizens is being eroded by inflation and other negative economic indices and the telecoms industry is critically challenged, the best that government can do is to provide relief for the citizens and business owners, notwithstanding its dwindling revenue, “ he said.

    Oyerinde urged the government to desist from increasing excise on spirits, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as being proposed.

    He said that the increases,if implemented, would not only worsen the already bad situation of the industry, but also create a major shock, leading to job losses.

    According to him, businesses are not striving to be competitive again, but are now more concerned with sustainability.

    Oyerinde said: “Rather than overburden businesses that are already struggling, government should explore other options for increasing revenue.

    “This can be through widening the tax net; reducing governance costs; addressing the massive oil theft; and dealing with the unsustainable subsidy regime.

    ”The trend of multiplicity of taxes and other unfavorable economic factors have led to the shut down of many businesses while some others relocated to neighboring countries.


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  •  NAN Mr Kunle Adeyeri former APC aspirant for Akoko South East Federal Constituency in Ondo state has resigned his membership of the party The letter of resignation was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Akure Adeyeri cited allegations of unconstitutionality and arbitrariness in the party as reasons for his resignation He said that he could no longer continue with the party in the letter to the State chairman Mr Ade Adetimehin According to him within the time spent in the party he expended a lot of money to improve the constituency and for the party s members Let me commence by thanking Gov Oluwarotimi Akeredolu the party s Chairman Mr Ade Adetimehin and other big guns who are piloting the affairs of the ruling APC in the Sunshine State for the honour and privilege to be a member On joining the APC I worked for its rejuvenation I started with the extension of electricity from St Patrick s College to Police Area Command in Iwaro Oka I also extended electricity from Otalokija to Etioro in Supare Akoko Again I gave out a transformer to Agbadotun community and I also distributed motorcycles and other items to some party loyalists just for them to eke out a living Undoubtedly all these restored the lost confidence in members as we recorded unprecedented turnaround with opposition trooping to join the fold he stated Adeyeri however said he was disappointed that the party could not fulfil its promises of level playing ground for all aspirants in the concluded primaries in the state During the build up to the primary election the friendly weather changed as I was able to demystify the conspicuous body language of the leadership of the party Undeterred by the sinister plot I still hoped for a level playing field frantic efforts to entrench chastity also to offer the olive branch was outrightly rebuffed he said According to him while other political parties have purged themselves of unconstitutionality and irrational acts the APC has domesticated those practices fraught with questionable arbitrariness In addition I am not leaving the party alone my loyalists are going with me he said But Mr Steve Otaloro the state Director of Media and Publicity of APC said Adeyeri s resignation was baseless Otaloro explained that Adeyeri had not explored all mechanisms of resolving issues He added that many lost primaries and remained resolute and loyal to the party According to him Adeyeri is merely trying to cause unnecessary distraction by making his resignation public Otaloro wished him success in his new party NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Former Reps aspirant dumps Ondo APC
     NAN Mr Kunle Adeyeri former APC aspirant for Akoko South East Federal Constituency in Ondo state has resigned his membership of the party The letter of resignation was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Akure Adeyeri cited allegations of unconstitutionality and arbitrariness in the party as reasons for his resignation He said that he could no longer continue with the party in the letter to the State chairman Mr Ade Adetimehin According to him within the time spent in the party he expended a lot of money to improve the constituency and for the party s members Let me commence by thanking Gov Oluwarotimi Akeredolu the party s Chairman Mr Ade Adetimehin and other big guns who are piloting the affairs of the ruling APC in the Sunshine State for the honour and privilege to be a member On joining the APC I worked for its rejuvenation I started with the extension of electricity from St Patrick s College to Police Area Command in Iwaro Oka I also extended electricity from Otalokija to Etioro in Supare Akoko Again I gave out a transformer to Agbadotun community and I also distributed motorcycles and other items to some party loyalists just for them to eke out a living Undoubtedly all these restored the lost confidence in members as we recorded unprecedented turnaround with opposition trooping to join the fold he stated Adeyeri however said he was disappointed that the party could not fulfil its promises of level playing ground for all aspirants in the concluded primaries in the state During the build up to the primary election the friendly weather changed as I was able to demystify the conspicuous body language of the leadership of the party Undeterred by the sinister plot I still hoped for a level playing field frantic efforts to entrench chastity also to offer the olive branch was outrightly rebuffed he said According to him while other political parties have purged themselves of unconstitutionality and irrational acts the APC has domesticated those practices fraught with questionable arbitrariness In addition I am not leaving the party alone my loyalists are going with me he said But Mr Steve Otaloro the state Director of Media and Publicity of APC said Adeyeri s resignation was baseless Otaloro explained that Adeyeri had not explored all mechanisms of resolving issues He added that many lost primaries and remained resolute and loyal to the party According to him Adeyeri is merely trying to cause unnecessary distraction by making his resignation public Otaloro wished him success in his new party NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Former Reps aspirant dumps Ondo APC
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    Former Reps aspirant dumps Ondo APC

    NAN) Mr Kunle Adeyeri, former APC aspirant for Akoko South East Federal Constituency, in Ondo state, has resigned his membership of the party.  

    The letter of resignation was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Akure.  

    Adeyeri cited allegations of unconstitutionality and arbitrariness in the party as reasons for his resignation.  

    He said that he could no longer continue with the party in the letter to the State chairman, Mr Ade Adetimehin.  

    According to him, within the time spent in the party, he expended a lot of money to improve the constituency and for the party’s members.  

    “Let me commence by thanking Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, the party’s Chairman, Mr Ade Adetimehin and other big guns who are piloting the affairs of the ruling APC in the Sunshine State, for the honour and privilege to be a member.  

    “On joining the APC, I worked for its rejuvenation.

    I started with the extension of electricity from St. Patrick’s College to Police Area Command in Iwaro-Oka. I also extended electricity from Otalokija to Etioro in Supare Akoko.  

    “Again, I gave out a transformer to Agbadotun community and I also distributed motorcycles and other items to some party loyalists just for them to eke out a living.  

    “Undoubtedly all these restored the lost confidence in members, as we recorded unprecedented turnaround with opposition trooping to join the fold,” he stated.  

    Adeyeri, however, said he was disappointed that the party could not fulfil its promises of level-playing ground for all aspirants in the concluded primaries in the state.    

    “During the build up to the primary election, the friendly weather changed as I was able to demystify the conspicuous body language of the leadership of the party.  

    “Undeterred by the sinister plot, I still hoped for a level playing field, frantic efforts to entrench chastity, also to offer the olive branch was outrightly rebuffed,” he said.  

    According to him, while other political parties have purged themselves of unconstitutionality and irrational acts, the APC has domesticated those practices fraught with questionable arbitrariness.  

    “In addition, I am not leaving the party alone, my loyalists are going with me,” he said.  

    But Mr Steve Otaloro, the state Director of Media and Publicity of APC, said Adeyeri’s resignation was baseless.  

    Otaloro explained that Adeyeri had not explored all mechanisms of resolving issues.

    He added that many lost primaries and remained resolute and loyal to the party.

    According to him, Adeyeri is merely trying to cause unnecessary distraction by making his resignation public.

    Otaloro wished him success in his new party. 


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  •  The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria ICSAN has expressed concern over the country s debt profile which it said had become alarming in recent times Mrs Funmi Ekundayo Vice President ICSAN said at a news conference on Tuesday that the debt burden had become worrisome because it was an important part of the country s fiscal policy Debt is not a bad thing when you have the right means for your financing as a nation and you do the right thing which includes infrastructure and other developmental purposes This can act as a leverage for the economy in the long run to pay up those debts without much ado But if we use the debts in the wrong direction especially for recurrent expenditure then that is where the problem lies she said The ICSAN vice president said for these reasons the institute would convene a conference from Sept 15 and Sept 16 in Lagos to proffer solutions to the county s rising debt profile The theme of the conference to commemorate ISCAN s 46th anniversary is The National Debt Burden Causes Effects and Realistic Economic Solutions She said the annual conference would kick off with a walk for life fitness and that the exercise would take place simultaneously across all chapters of ISCAN in the federation The Minister of Works and Housing Mr Babatunde Fashola and Speaker Federal House of Representatives Hon Femi Gbajabiamila are among personalities expected at the event Ekundayo said the chairman of the opening ceremony would be Fashola Special Guest of Honour Gbajabiamila while the keynote speaker would be Mr Ben Akabueze Director General Budget office of the federation The Chairman of the Dinner and Awards Night is Prince Yemi Adefolu Chairman of Council Tai Solarin College of Education Mrs Folashade Yemi Esan Head of Civil Service of the Federation and Mr Ayuba Wabba President Nigeria Labour Congress are some of the discussants at the conference she said Ekundayo said some of the sub themes that would be discussed at the conference are Public Administration Entrenching Sound Governance Principles for Macroeconomic Growth Others she said are Beyond Governance the Role of Dedicated Followership in Participatory Democracy and The Evolving Volatile Uncertain Complex and Ambiguous Compliance Landscape in Nigeria A New Dashboard for the Chartered Secretary She added that at end of the conference recommendations would be forwarded to the Federal Government on how to proffer solutions to national debt and the way forward for other macro economic indices NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ICSAN expresses concern over rising debts
     The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria ICSAN has expressed concern over the country s debt profile which it said had become alarming in recent times Mrs Funmi Ekundayo Vice President ICSAN said at a news conference on Tuesday that the debt burden had become worrisome because it was an important part of the country s fiscal policy Debt is not a bad thing when you have the right means for your financing as a nation and you do the right thing which includes infrastructure and other developmental purposes This can act as a leverage for the economy in the long run to pay up those debts without much ado But if we use the debts in the wrong direction especially for recurrent expenditure then that is where the problem lies she said The ICSAN vice president said for these reasons the institute would convene a conference from Sept 15 and Sept 16 in Lagos to proffer solutions to the county s rising debt profile The theme of the conference to commemorate ISCAN s 46th anniversary is The National Debt Burden Causes Effects and Realistic Economic Solutions She said the annual conference would kick off with a walk for life fitness and that the exercise would take place simultaneously across all chapters of ISCAN in the federation The Minister of Works and Housing Mr Babatunde Fashola and Speaker Federal House of Representatives Hon Femi Gbajabiamila are among personalities expected at the event Ekundayo said the chairman of the opening ceremony would be Fashola Special Guest of Honour Gbajabiamila while the keynote speaker would be Mr Ben Akabueze Director General Budget office of the federation The Chairman of the Dinner and Awards Night is Prince Yemi Adefolu Chairman of Council Tai Solarin College of Education Mrs Folashade Yemi Esan Head of Civil Service of the Federation and Mr Ayuba Wabba President Nigeria Labour Congress are some of the discussants at the conference she said Ekundayo said some of the sub themes that would be discussed at the conference are Public Administration Entrenching Sound Governance Principles for Macroeconomic Growth Others she said are Beyond Governance the Role of Dedicated Followership in Participatory Democracy and The Evolving Volatile Uncertain Complex and Ambiguous Compliance Landscape in Nigeria A New Dashboard for the Chartered Secretary She added that at end of the conference recommendations would be forwarded to the Federal Government on how to proffer solutions to national debt and the way forward for other macro economic indices NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ICSAN expresses concern over rising debts
    Economy3 weeks ago

    ICSAN expresses concern over rising debts

    The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) has expressed concern over the country’s debt profile, which it said had become alarming in recent times.

    Mrs Funmi Ekundayo, Vice President, ICSAN, said at a news conference on Tuesday that the debt burden had become worrisome because it was an important part of the country’s fiscal policy.

    “Debt is not a bad thing when you have the right means for your financing as a nation and you do the right thing, which includes infrastructure and other developmental purposes.

    “This can act as a leverage for the economy in the long run to pay up those debts without much ado.

    “But if we use the debts in the wrong direction, especially for recurrent expenditure, then that is where the problem lies,” she said.

    The ICSAN vice president said for these reasons, the institute would convene a conference from Sept. 15 and Sept. 16 in Lagos to proffer solutions to the county’s rising debt profile.

    The theme of the conference, to commemorate ISCAN’s 46th anniversary, is: “The National Debt Burden: Causes, Effects and Realistic Economic Solutions.

    ” She said the annual conference would kick off with a walk for life fitness, and that the exercise would take place simultaneously across all chapters of ISCAN in the federation.

    The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola and Speaker, Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, are among personalities expected at the event.

    Ekundayo said the chairman of the opening ceremony would be Fashola; Special Guest of Honour, Gbajabiamila, while the keynote speaker would be Mr Ben Akabueze, Director-General, Budget office of the federation.

    “The Chairman of the Dinner and Awards Night is Prince Yemi Adefolu, Chairman of Council, Tai Solarin College of Education.

    “Mrs Folashade Yemi-Esan, Head of Civil Service of the Federation and Mr Ayuba Wabba, President, Nigeria Labour Congress are some of the discussants at the conference,” she said.

    Ekundayo said some of the sub-themes that would be discussed at the conference are: “Public Administration: Entrenching Sound Governance Principles for Macroeconomic Growth.

    ” Others, she said are: “Beyond Governance, the Role of Dedicated Followership in Participatory Democracy,” and “The Evolving Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous Compliance Landscape in Nigeria: A New Dashboard for the Chartered Secretary.

    ” She added that at end of the conference, recommendations would be forwarded to the Federal Government on how to proffer solutions to national debt and the way forward for other macro-economic indices.


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  •  Many parents and candidates seeking admission into the universities for the 20222023 academic session have shifted their interest to private universities The News Agency of Nigeria survey in Abia shows that private universities have become feasible alternatives due to the lingering strike by lecturers in public universities The nationwide action by the lecturers under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU has paralysed academic activities in all the federal universities in the country since Feb 14 The unfortunate development which has become perennial in the country appears to have betrayed the people s confidence in public universities Worried by the scenario many admission seekers in the country aided by their parents and guardians have now resorted to private universities At Madonna University Okija in Anambra the Public Relations Officer Mr Emeka Okpara said that most of the courses offered in both the Elele and Okija campuses of the institution were fully subscribed to in the just concluded academic session According to Opara since JAMB released the 2022 results many people have been calling to enquire about our admission requirements A lecturer in the university who pleaded anonymity said the school had already exceeded its quota in some of the courses He said that the institution presently stood the risk of being sanctioned by the National Universities Commission NUC At the Tansian University Umunya in Anambra a member of staff in the Admission Department said that the university was already experiencing an upsurge in the number of admission seekers We have had good students enrollment since the university was established about 15 years ago However the level of enrollment increased last year he said on the condition of anonymity He ascribed the development to the ongoing industrial action by ASUU in addition to the excellent academic performance by the institution Mr Lawrence Nwaimo who is seeking admission to Paul University Awka said the school had commenced admission for the 20222023 academic session Nwaimo said that there were many candidates struggling to gain admission due to the limited chances in the institution I have been going to the university since last week and I usually met a crowd of people in the admission office each time I came there he said In Ebonyi the Public Relations Officer Evangel University Dr Thenz Nwali said that the incessant strikes by ASUU and Non Academic Staff Union in public universities led to more students seeking admission into the institution An official in the university s Admission Department also said on the condition of anonymity that many candidates were coming to the institution to seek admission He said The incessant strikes in the public universities have pushed up students enrollment in our school Even the candidates who did not have our institution either as first or second choice are coming to seek admission here In Abia the Vice Chancellor Clifford University said that the 20212022 academic session had just ended and that enrollment for the 20222023 session had yet to commence We will begin to enroll new students in October That is when we will start to see the impact of the strike whether there is an improvement or not So for now we do not know what the impact of the strike will be on the enrollment of students Omeonu said He further said that available statistics from the previous enrollments did not show any increase as a result of ASUU strikes Also Prof Ambrose Ugbogu the Vice Chancellor of All Saints University of Theology and Seminary said that the statistics of the university s enrollment had not revealed any increase in the past six months Ugbogu said that the charges by private universities could be one of the factors discouraging students from switching from public to private universities Also those who were already admitted into public universities would not want to relinquish their admission he said He however admitted that some undergraduates and parents might begin to contemplate changing institutions should the strike linger into the commencement of the 20222023 academic session Mr Sleek Ogwo the Principal Assistant Media and Public Relations Gregory University Uturu said that it would be difficult to give any statistics of enrollment when admission for the 20222023 had not begun Ogwo said that the university had just concluded its 20212022 session and would soon begin the admission process We can only ascertain whether there is an increase in enrollment compared to our previous records around October when we should be done with admission he said A parent who identified herself as Mrs Gloria Duru said that she had lost interest in public universities because of the incessant disruptions in academic activities due to industrial disputes between ASUU and the Federal Government Duru said that the private universities had provided an alternative provided one could afford the financial resources She said that she had been able to secure admission for two of her children at both Cliford University and Gregory University Uturu In Imo Rev Fr Emeka Iheme a Lecturer at the Department of Philosophy Claretian University of Nigeria Nekede near Owerri said the institution was expecting more than double the number of students admitted in the last session Iheme said that the university admitted at least 71 students in their first academic session in 2021 when the institution was established He said that at least 300 prospective students had so far enrolled for the next session billed to commence in October He argued that the ASUU strike could be a factor since parents and guardians were confident that their children and wards would graduate in record time in private universities He further opined that the increase in the number of the university s enrollment could be attributable to the introduction of new courses scheduled to start next session following their accreditation by NUC NewsSourceCredit 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    ASUU strike: Parents, candidates turn to private universities for admission
     Many parents and candidates seeking admission into the universities for the 20222023 academic session have shifted their interest to private universities The News Agency of Nigeria survey in Abia shows that private universities have become feasible alternatives due to the lingering strike by lecturers in public universities The nationwide action by the lecturers under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU has paralysed academic activities in all the federal universities in the country since Feb 14 The unfortunate development which has become perennial in the country appears to have betrayed the people s confidence in public universities Worried by the scenario many admission seekers in the country aided by their parents and guardians have now resorted to private universities At Madonna University Okija in Anambra the Public Relations Officer Mr Emeka Okpara said that most of the courses offered in both the Elele and Okija campuses of the institution were fully subscribed to in the just concluded academic session According to Opara since JAMB released the 2022 results many people have been calling to enquire about our admission requirements A lecturer in the university who pleaded anonymity said the school had already exceeded its quota in some of the courses He said that the institution presently stood the risk of being sanctioned by the National Universities Commission NUC At the Tansian University Umunya in Anambra a member of staff in the Admission Department said that the university was already experiencing an upsurge in the number of admission seekers We have had good students enrollment since the university was established about 15 years ago However the level of enrollment increased last year he said on the condition of anonymity He ascribed the development to the ongoing industrial action by ASUU in addition to the excellent academic performance by the institution Mr Lawrence Nwaimo who is seeking admission to Paul University Awka said the school had commenced admission for the 20222023 academic session Nwaimo said that there were many candidates struggling to gain admission due to the limited chances in the institution I have been going to the university since last week and I usually met a crowd of people in the admission office each time I came there he said In Ebonyi the Public Relations Officer Evangel University Dr Thenz Nwali said that the incessant strikes by ASUU and Non Academic Staff Union in public universities led to more students seeking admission into the institution An official in the university s Admission Department also said on the condition of anonymity that many candidates were coming to the institution to seek admission He said The incessant strikes in the public universities have pushed up students enrollment in our school Even the candidates who did not have our institution either as first or second choice are coming to seek admission here In Abia the Vice Chancellor Clifford University said that the 20212022 academic session had just ended and that enrollment for the 20222023 session had yet to commence We will begin to enroll new students in October That is when we will start to see the impact of the strike whether there is an improvement or not So for now we do not know what the impact of the strike will be on the enrollment of students Omeonu said He further said that available statistics from the previous enrollments did not show any increase as a result of ASUU strikes Also Prof Ambrose Ugbogu the Vice Chancellor of All Saints University of Theology and Seminary said that the statistics of the university s enrollment had not revealed any increase in the past six months Ugbogu said that the charges by private universities could be one of the factors discouraging students from switching from public to private universities Also those who were already admitted into public universities would not want to relinquish their admission he said He however admitted that some undergraduates and parents might begin to contemplate changing institutions should the strike linger into the commencement of the 20222023 academic session Mr Sleek Ogwo the Principal Assistant Media and Public Relations Gregory University Uturu said that it would be difficult to give any statistics of enrollment when admission for the 20222023 had not begun Ogwo said that the university had just concluded its 20212022 session and would soon begin the admission process We can only ascertain whether there is an increase in enrollment compared to our previous records around October when we should be done with admission he said A parent who identified herself as Mrs Gloria Duru said that she had lost interest in public universities because of the incessant disruptions in academic activities due to industrial disputes between ASUU and the Federal Government Duru said that the private universities had provided an alternative provided one could afford the financial resources She said that she had been able to secure admission for two of her children at both Cliford University and Gregory University Uturu In Imo Rev Fr Emeka Iheme a Lecturer at the Department of Philosophy Claretian University of Nigeria Nekede near Owerri said the institution was expecting more than double the number of students admitted in the last session Iheme said that the university admitted at least 71 students in their first academic session in 2021 when the institution was established He said that at least 300 prospective students had so far enrolled for the next session billed to commence in October He argued that the ASUU strike could be a factor since parents and guardians were confident that their children and wards would graduate in record time in private universities He further opined that the increase in the number of the university s enrollment could be attributable to the introduction of new courses scheduled to start next session following their accreditation by NUC NewsSourceCredit 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    ASUU strike: Parents, candidates turn to private universities for admission
    Education3 weeks ago

    ASUU strike: Parents, candidates turn to private universities for admission

    Many parents and candidates seeking admission into the universities for the 20222023 academic session have shifted their interest to private universities.

    The News Agency of Nigeria survey in Abia shows that private universities have become feasible alternatives due to the lingering strike by lecturers in public universities.

    The nationwide action by the lecturers, under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has paralysed academic activities in all the federal universities in the country since Feb. 14 The unfortunate development, which has become perennial in the country, appears to have betrayed the people’s confidence in public universities.

    Worried by the scenario, many admission seekers in the country, aided by their parents and guardians, have now resorted to private universities.

    At Madonna University, Okija in Anambra, the Public Relations Officer, Mr Emeka Okpara, said that most of the courses offered in both the Elele and Okija campuses of the institution were fully subscribed to in the just-concluded academic session.

    According to Opara, since JAMB released the 2022 results, many people have been calling to enquire about our admission requirements.

    A lecturer in the university, who pleaded anonymity, said the school had already exceeded its quota in some of the courses.

    He said that the institution presently stood the risk of being sanctioned by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

    At the Tansian University, Umunya in Anambra, a member of staff in the Admission Department said that the university was already experiencing an upsurge in the number of admission seekers.

    “We have had good students’ enrollment since the university was established about 15 years ago.

    “However, the level of enrollment increased last year,” he said on the condition of anonymity.

    He ascribed the development to the ongoing industrial action by ASUU, in addition to the “excellent academic performance” by the institution.

    Mr Lawrence Nwaimo, who is seeking admission to Paul University, Awka, said the school had commenced admission for the 20222023 academic session.

    Nwaimo said that there were many candidates struggling to gain admission due to the limited chances in the institution.

    “I have been going to the university since last week and I usually met a crowd of people in the admission office each time I came there,” he said.

    In Ebonyi, the Public Relations Officer, Evangel University, Dr Thenz Nwali, said that the incessant strikes by ASUU and Non-Academic Staff Union in public universities led to more students seeking admission into the institution.

    An official in the university’s Admission Department also said on the condition of anonymity that many candidates were coming to the institution to seek admission.

    He said: “The incessant strikes in the public universities have pushed up students enrollment in our school.

    “Even the candidates who did not have our institution either as first or second choice are coming to seek admission here.

    ” In Abia, the Vice Chancellor, Clifford University, said that the 20212022 academic session had just ended and that enrollment for the 20222023 session had yet to commence.

    “We will begin to enroll new students in October.

    “That is when we will start to see the impact of the strike, whether there is an improvement or not.

    “So, for now, we do not know what the impact of the strike will be on the enrollment of students,” Omeonu said.

    He further said that available statistics from the previous enrollments did not show any increase as a result of ASUU strikes.

    Also, Prof. Ambrose Ugbogu, the Vice Chancellor of All Saints University of Theology and Seminary, said that the statistics of the university’s enrollment had not revealed any increase in the past six months.

    Ugbogu said that the charges by private universities could be one of the factors discouraging students from switching from public to private universities.

    “Also, those who were already admitted into public universities would not want to relinquish their admission,” he said.

    He, however, admitted that some undergraduates and parents might begin to contemplate changing institutions, should the strike linger into the commencement of the 20222023 academic session.

    Mr Sleek Ogwo, the Principal Assistant , Media and Public Relations, Gregory University, Uturu, said that it would be difficult to give any statistics of enrollment, when admission for the 20222023 had not begun.

    Ogwo said that the university had just concluded its 20212022 session and would soon begin the admission process.

    “We can only ascertain whether there is an increase in enrollment compared to our previous records around October, when we should be done with admission,” he said.

    A parent, who identified herself as Mrs Gloria Duru, said that she had lost interest in public universities because of the incessant disruptions in academic activities due to industrial disputes between ASUU and the Federal Government.

    Duru said that the private universities had provided an alternative, provided one could afford the financial resources.

    She said that she had been able to secure admission for two of her children at both Cliford University and Gregory University, Uturu.

    In Imo, Rev. Fr. Emeka Iheme, a Lecturer at the Department of Philosophy, Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede, near Owerri, said the institution was expecting more than double the number of students admitted in the last session.

    Iheme said that the university admitted at least 71 students in their first academic session in 2021, when the institution was established.

    He said that at least 300 prospective students had so far enrolled for the next session billed to commence in October.

    He argued that the ASUU strike could be a factor since parents and guardians were confident that their children and wards would graduate in record time in private universities.

    He further opined that the increase in the number of the university’s enrollment could be attributable to the introduction of new courses scheduled to start next session, following their accreditation by NUC.


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  •  An articulated vehicle driver on Tuesday killed a motorcycle operator at building materials junction Ogbunike by Onitsha Awka Expressway The Commander Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC Anambra command Mr Adeoye Irelewuyi who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Awka said the accident occurred at about 1 00 p m Irelewuyi said that the driver of the commercial Mercedes Benz truck ran away from the scene Eyewitness report states that the driver of the truck drove against traffic and hit the motorcyclist crashed abandoned his truck and ran away with two of his passengers in the truck Four persons were involved in the crash and one of them the motorcyclist was killed FRSC personnel from Nteje took the dead victim to Iyienu Hospital in Ogidi where he was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty and his corpse deposited at the hospital mortuary he said The sector commander condoled with the family of the dead and urged motorists to desist from route violation He also warned motorcycle operators to avoid plying the expressway Irelewuyi said that they were not permitted by law to be on the expressway NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Hit-and-run truck driver kills motorcyclist in Anambra
     An articulated vehicle driver on Tuesday killed a motorcycle operator at building materials junction Ogbunike by Onitsha Awka Expressway The Commander Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC Anambra command Mr Adeoye Irelewuyi who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Awka said the accident occurred at about 1 00 p m Irelewuyi said that the driver of the commercial Mercedes Benz truck ran away from the scene Eyewitness report states that the driver of the truck drove against traffic and hit the motorcyclist crashed abandoned his truck and ran away with two of his passengers in the truck Four persons were involved in the crash and one of them the motorcyclist was killed FRSC personnel from Nteje took the dead victim to Iyienu Hospital in Ogidi where he was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty and his corpse deposited at the hospital mortuary he said The sector commander condoled with the family of the dead and urged motorists to desist from route violation He also warned motorcycle operators to avoid plying the expressway Irelewuyi said that they were not permitted by law to be on the expressway NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Hit-and-run truck driver kills motorcyclist in Anambra
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    Hit-and-run truck driver kills motorcyclist in Anambra

    An articulated vehicle driver on Tuesday killed a motorcycle operator at building materials junction, Ogbunike, by Onitsha-Awka Expressway.

    The Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Anambra command, Mr Adeoye Irelewuyi, who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Awka, said the accident occurred at about 1.00.p.m. Irelewuyi said that the driver of the commercial Mercedes Benz truck ran away from the scene.

    “Eyewitness report states that the driver of the truck drove against traffic and hit the motorcyclist, crashed, abandoned his truck and ran away with two of his passengers in the truck.

    “Four persons were involved in the crash, and one of them, the motorcyclist, was killed.

    “FRSC personnel from Nteje took the dead victim to Iyienu Hospital in Ogidi where he was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty and his corpse deposited at the hospital mortuary, ” he said.

    The sector commander condoled with the family of the dead and urged motorists to desist from route violation.

    He also warned motorcycle operators to avoid plying the expressway.

    Irelewuyi said that they were not permitted by law to be on the expressway.


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  •  The family of late human rights activist Mr Yinka Odumakin has announced the burial rites of his father Elder Ezekiel Odumakin Dr Joe Okei Odumakin widow of Yinka Odumakin made the announcement in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos According to Okei Odumakin who is the President of Women Arise an NGO the final burial rites of Pa Odumakin who died at 116 will be observed on the Nov 11 and 12 On Friday the Nov 11 his remains will be lying in state at his Moro residence in Osun and later Service of Songs at C A C Church Oke Waasinmi Moro where he was an Elder and Baba Ijo On Saturday Nov 12 interment holds at his Moro residence followed by thanksgiving service at C A C Oke Waasinmi Moro in Osun Pa Odumakin is survived by his wife children grandchildren and great grandchildren she said The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Elder Ezekiel Odumakin had died on Aug 29 after a brief prayer session alongside other family discussions NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Late Yinka Odumakin’s family to bury Pa Odumakin Nov. 12
     The family of late human rights activist Mr Yinka Odumakin has announced the burial rites of his father Elder Ezekiel Odumakin Dr Joe Okei Odumakin widow of Yinka Odumakin made the announcement in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos According to Okei Odumakin who is the President of Women Arise an NGO the final burial rites of Pa Odumakin who died at 116 will be observed on the Nov 11 and 12 On Friday the Nov 11 his remains will be lying in state at his Moro residence in Osun and later Service of Songs at C A C Church Oke Waasinmi Moro where he was an Elder and Baba Ijo On Saturday Nov 12 interment holds at his Moro residence followed by thanksgiving service at C A C Oke Waasinmi Moro in Osun Pa Odumakin is survived by his wife children grandchildren and great grandchildren she said The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Elder Ezekiel Odumakin had died on Aug 29 after a brief prayer session alongside other family discussions NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Late Yinka Odumakin’s family to bury Pa Odumakin Nov. 12
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    Late Yinka Odumakin’s family to bury Pa Odumakin Nov. 12

    The family of late human rights activist, Mr  Yinka Odumakin has announced the burial rites of his father, Elder Ezekiel Odumakin.

    Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, widow of Yinka Odumakin, made the announcement in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos.

    According to Okei-Odumakin, who is the President of Women Arise, an NGO, the final burial rites of Pa Odumakin who died at 116 will be observed on the Nov. 11 and 12 “On Friday the Nov. 11, his remains will be lying-in-state at his Moro residence in Osun and later Service of Songs at C.

    A.C Church, Oke Waasinmi, Moro, where he was an Elder and Baba Ijo. “On Saturday, Nov. 12, interment holds at his Moro residence followed by thanksgiving service at C.

    A.C Oke Waasinmi, Moro in Osun. “Pa Odumakin is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren,” she  said.

    The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Elder Ezekiel Odumakin had died on Aug.  29 after a brief prayer session alongside other family discussions.


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  •  Gov Hope Uzodimma of Imo has expressed confidence that the state would overcome her present challenges if residents fervently approached God in prayers The governor said this at the second edition of Imo Unity Prayer and Praise Convention organised by the Imo chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN in Owerri on Tuesday In his remarks Uzodinma said the event was appropriate as the state had been able to surmount its security challenges thanks to the faithfulness and grace of God He thanked CAN for organising the event and urged Imo people to continue to pray and thank God adding that he hears our prayers God has been there for us In good times and in challenging times he is always there There is evidence everywhere to show that Almighty God is in Imo There is nothing God cannot do and there is nothing hidden under the earth or below the heavens that God doesn t know therefore it behoves on all of us to continue to serve God and humanity especially by being fair to our neighbours We were challenged but we didn t go retaliating We put our knees to the ground we prayed and God answered us My administration and people will continue to pray to God he said Speaking the CAN Chairman in Imo Rev Eches Divine Eches thanked the governor for allowing God to use him to bring peace unity and development to the state through his giant strides in infrastructural development He called for increased resilience in prayers on the part of residents of the state VIN NewsSourceCredit NAN
    With prayers, Imo ‘ll overcome present challenges – Uzodimma
     Gov Hope Uzodimma of Imo has expressed confidence that the state would overcome her present challenges if residents fervently approached God in prayers The governor said this at the second edition of Imo Unity Prayer and Praise Convention organised by the Imo chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN in Owerri on Tuesday In his remarks Uzodinma said the event was appropriate as the state had been able to surmount its security challenges thanks to the faithfulness and grace of God He thanked CAN for organising the event and urged Imo people to continue to pray and thank God adding that he hears our prayers God has been there for us In good times and in challenging times he is always there There is evidence everywhere to show that Almighty God is in Imo There is nothing God cannot do and there is nothing hidden under the earth or below the heavens that God doesn t know therefore it behoves on all of us to continue to serve God and humanity especially by being fair to our neighbours We were challenged but we didn t go retaliating We put our knees to the ground we prayed and God answered us My administration and people will continue to pray to God he said Speaking the CAN Chairman in Imo Rev Eches Divine Eches thanked the governor for allowing God to use him to bring peace unity and development to the state through his giant strides in infrastructural development He called for increased resilience in prayers on the part of residents of the state VIN NewsSourceCredit NAN
    With prayers, Imo ‘ll overcome present challenges – Uzodimma
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    With prayers, Imo ‘ll overcome present challenges – Uzodimma

    Gov. Hope Uzodimma of Imo has expressed confidence that the state would overcome her present challenges if residents fervently approached God in prayers.

    The governor said this at the second edition of  ‘Imo Unity Prayer and Praise Convention’ organised by the Imo chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), in Owerri on Tuesday. 

    In his remarks, Uzodinma said the event was appropriate as the  state had been able to surmount its security challenges thanks to the faithfulness and grace of God.He thanked CAN for organising the event and urged Imo people to continue to pray and thank God, adding that ” he hears our prayers. 

    ” God has been there for us.

    In good times and in challenging times, he is always there.

    There is evidence everywhere to show that Almighty God is in Imo. ” There is nothing God cannot do  and there is nothing hidden under the earth or below the heavens that God doesn’t know, therefore, it behoves on all of us to continue to serve God and humanity, especially by being fair to our neighbours. 

    ” We were challenged but we didn’t go retaliating.

    We put our knees to the ground, we prayed and God answered us.

    My administration and people will continue to pray  to God,” he said. 

    Speaking, the CAN Chairman in Imo, Rev. Eches Divine Eches, thanked the governor for allowing God to use him to bring peace, unity and development to the state through his giant strides in infrastructural development. 

    He called for increased resilience in prayers on the part of residents of the state.

    VIN
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