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  •  The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC has dissolved its Anti Vandalism Units nationwide Dr Ahmed Audi its Commandant General CG gave the order for the dissolution on Tuesday in Abuja at a meeting with senior officers and all state Commandants of the Corps He said there had been insinuations and reports in the public domain that security operatives were likely involved in oil theft and related crimes There are also reports that our officers are doing their jobs but not satisfactorily enough Audi said He added that the disbanded squad would be reconstituted in due time for better service delivery He noted that the issue of oil theft had been of great concern to the Federal Government and warned that the corps would not condone sabotage or compromise in the protection of oil installations Audi also directed that all illegal road blocks by the Anti Vandalism squads be dismantled immediately We have gotten information that some road blocks were not approved so those are the ones that will be dismantled he said A recent viral video had showed some NSCDC personnel in acts of extortion Audi directed an investigative and disciplinary panel to look into the situation surrounding the report in the video and suggest disciplinary actions to be taken if any NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NSCDC disbands anti-vandalism units nationwide
     The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC has dissolved its Anti Vandalism Units nationwide Dr Ahmed Audi its Commandant General CG gave the order for the dissolution on Tuesday in Abuja at a meeting with senior officers and all state Commandants of the Corps He said there had been insinuations and reports in the public domain that security operatives were likely involved in oil theft and related crimes There are also reports that our officers are doing their jobs but not satisfactorily enough Audi said He added that the disbanded squad would be reconstituted in due time for better service delivery He noted that the issue of oil theft had been of great concern to the Federal Government and warned that the corps would not condone sabotage or compromise in the protection of oil installations Audi also directed that all illegal road blocks by the Anti Vandalism squads be dismantled immediately We have gotten information that some road blocks were not approved so those are the ones that will be dismantled he said A recent viral video had showed some NSCDC personnel in acts of extortion Audi directed an investigative and disciplinary panel to look into the situation surrounding the report in the video and suggest disciplinary actions to be taken if any NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NSCDC disbands anti-vandalism units nationwide
    Defence/Security3 months ago

    NSCDC disbands anti-vandalism units nationwide

    The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has dissolved its Anti-Vandalism Units nationwide.

    Dr Ahmed Audi, its Commandant-General (CG) gave the order for the dissolution on Tuesday in Abuja at a meeting with senior officers and all state Commandants of the Corps.

    He said there had been insinuations and reports in the public domain that security operatives were likely involved in oil theft and related crimes.

    “There are also reports that our officers are doing their jobs, but not satisfactorily enough,’’ Audi said.

    He added that the disbanded squad would be reconstituted in due time for better service delivery.

    He noted that the issue of oil theft had been of great concern to the Federal Government and warned that the corps would not condone sabotage or compromise in the protection of oil installations.

    Audi also directed that all illegal road blocks by the Anti-Vandalism squads be dismantled immediately.

    “We have gotten information that some road blocks were not approved, so those are the ones that will be dismantled,’’ he said.

    A recent viral video had showed some NSCDC personnel in acts of extortion.

    Audi directed an investigative and disciplinary panel to look into the situation surrounding the report in the video and suggest disciplinary actions to be taken, if any.


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  •   On behalf of the Government and People of Seychelles President Wavel Ramkalawan sent a message of congratulations to the Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP for her appointment as the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland President Ramkalawan s message reads Her official appointment of her as Prime Minister comes at a time when the world is facing unprecedented challenges and is in dire need of strong leadership and political will to overcome them I am sure that you and your government are up to the tasks that lie ahead The UK and Seychelles share common perspectives on many issues including the need to promote sustainable economic growth global security and climate change Our two countries also have a long history of friendship and cooperation continually strengthened bilaterally and multilaterally especially within the Commonwealth the United Nations and other international organizations President Ramkalawan added President Ramkalawan expressed his confidence in Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss to further elevate and diversify the collaboration between the two nations and pledged her support and that of the Government of the Republic of Seychelles during her tenure as Prime Minister
    President Wavel Ramkalawan sends a congratulatory message to the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland
      On behalf of the Government and People of Seychelles President Wavel Ramkalawan sent a message of congratulations to the Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP for her appointment as the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland President Ramkalawan s message reads Her official appointment of her as Prime Minister comes at a time when the world is facing unprecedented challenges and is in dire need of strong leadership and political will to overcome them I am sure that you and your government are up to the tasks that lie ahead The UK and Seychelles share common perspectives on many issues including the need to promote sustainable economic growth global security and climate change Our two countries also have a long history of friendship and cooperation continually strengthened bilaterally and multilaterally especially within the Commonwealth the United Nations and other international organizations President Ramkalawan added President Ramkalawan expressed his confidence in Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss to further elevate and diversify the collaboration between the two nations and pledged her support and that of the Government of the Republic of Seychelles during her tenure as Prime Minister
    President Wavel Ramkalawan sends a congratulatory message to the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland
    Africa3 months ago

    President Wavel Ramkalawan sends a congratulatory message to the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland

    On behalf of the Government and People of Seychelles, President Wavel Ramkalawan sent a message of congratulations to the Rt. Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, for her appointment as the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

    President Ramkalawan's message reads: “Her official appointment of her as Prime Minister comes at a time when the world is facing unprecedented challenges and is in dire need of strong leadership and political will to overcome them.

    I am sure that you and your government are up to the tasks that lie ahead.” “The UK and Seychelles share common perspectives on many issues, including the need to promote sustainable economic growth, global security and climate change.

    Our two countries also have a long history of friendship and cooperation, continually strengthened bilaterally and multilaterally, especially within the Commonwealth, the United Nations and other international organizations," President Ramkalawan added.

    President Ramkalawan expressed his confidence in Rt. Hon Elizabeth Truss to further elevate and diversify the collaboration between the two nations and pledged her support and that of the Government of the Republic of Seychelles during her tenure as Prime Minister.

  •  NAN National Directorate of Employment NDE in Nasarawa State has commenced the training of 99 youths and women in small stock Goat production and Post Sustainable Agricultural Development Training Scheme POST SADTS Mr Chris Bamsida the NDE State Coordinator stated this during the orientation ceremony for the 99 participants in Lafia on Tuesday Bamsida said that 49 participants were selected for goats production training scheme while 50 were selected for POST SADTS He said that the schemes are aimed at engaging unemployed youths and women who are interested in agribusiness in Nasarawa State To introduce them to the inherent great potentials in goat production business and its value chain Also to empower the beneficiaries on how to establish grow and expand Agri enterprises of their choice on a sustainable basis thereby increasing their income Improve the livelihood of the youths and women create employment reduce rural urban migration provide raw materials for leather manufacturing industries Expand the scope of sources of funding for agricultural projects and reduce poverty among others he said Bamsida said that the training was for one week adding that professionals are engaged to impact the best knowledge on the participants He urged the participants to abide by the rules and regulations guiding the trainings and exhibit the spirit of punctuality He called on the state government political class individuals and NGOs for greater synergy with NDE to tackle unemployment in the state Also speaking Mrs Harris Okolie Rural Employment Promotion Officer REPO11 from NDE Headquarters Abuja urged the participants to take the training seriously Responding Mr Moses Mathew one of the beneficiaries appreciated NDE for the gesture and pledged to take the training seriously www NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NDE trains 99 youths, women in goats production, POST- SADTS
     NAN National Directorate of Employment NDE in Nasarawa State has commenced the training of 99 youths and women in small stock Goat production and Post Sustainable Agricultural Development Training Scheme POST SADTS Mr Chris Bamsida the NDE State Coordinator stated this during the orientation ceremony for the 99 participants in Lafia on Tuesday Bamsida said that 49 participants were selected for goats production training scheme while 50 were selected for POST SADTS He said that the schemes are aimed at engaging unemployed youths and women who are interested in agribusiness in Nasarawa State To introduce them to the inherent great potentials in goat production business and its value chain Also to empower the beneficiaries on how to establish grow and expand Agri enterprises of their choice on a sustainable basis thereby increasing their income Improve the livelihood of the youths and women create employment reduce rural urban migration provide raw materials for leather manufacturing industries Expand the scope of sources of funding for agricultural projects and reduce poverty among others he said Bamsida said that the training was for one week adding that professionals are engaged to impact the best knowledge on the participants He urged the participants to abide by the rules and regulations guiding the trainings and exhibit the spirit of punctuality He called on the state government political class individuals and NGOs for greater synergy with NDE to tackle unemployment in the state Also speaking Mrs Harris Okolie Rural Employment Promotion Officer REPO11 from NDE Headquarters Abuja urged the participants to take the training seriously Responding Mr Moses Mathew one of the beneficiaries appreciated NDE for the gesture and pledged to take the training seriously www NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NDE trains 99 youths, women in goats production, POST- SADTS
    Economy3 months ago

    NDE trains 99 youths, women in goats production, POST- SADTS

    NAN) National Directorate of Employment ( NDE) in Nasarawa State, has commenced the training of 99 youths and women in small stock (Goat)  production and Post Sustainable Agricultural Development Training Scheme (POST-SADTS).

    Mr Chris Bamsida, the NDE State Coordinator stated this during the orientation ceremony for the 99 participants in Lafia on Tuesday.

    Bamsida said that 49 participants were selected for goats production training scheme while 50 were selected for POST-SADTS.

    He said that the schemes are aimed at engaging unemployed youths and women , who are interested in agribusiness in Nasarawa State.

    ” To introduce them to the inherent great potentials in goat production business and its value chain.

    ” Also to empower the beneficiaries on how to establish, grow and expand Agri- enterprises of their choice on a sustainable basis, thereby increasing their income.

    “Improve the livelihood of the youths and women, create employment, reduce rural-urban migration, provide raw materials for leather manufacturing industries,“Expand the scope of sources of funding for agricultural projects and reduce poverty among others, ” he said.

    Bamsida said that the training was for one week, adding that professionals are engaged to impact the best knowledge on the participants.

    He urged the participants to abide by the rules and regulations guiding the trainings and exhibit the spirit of punctuality.

    He called on the state government, political class , individuals and NGOs for greater synergy with NDE to tackle unemployment in the state.

    Also speaking, Mrs Harris Okolie, Rural Employment Promotion Officer ( REPO11) from NDE Headquarters, Abuja, urged the participants to take the training seriously.

    Responding, Mr Moses Mathew, one of the beneficiaries, appreciated NDE for the gesture and pledged to take the training seriously.

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  •   The cabinet approved an enhanced pay plan for all civil servants that will take effect in the next fiscal year The Minister of State for Public Service Hon Grace Mugasa made the revelation without disclosing further details during a meeting with the Education and Sport Committee on Tuesday 06 September 2022 in Parliament Interacting with the committee Mugasa explained that the discrepancy in pay for science and arts teachers for example was due to the limited wage bill for teachers salaries under the Ministry of Education and Sports The minister said that the Ministry of Public Administration approved the structures for the Ministry of Education adding that the hiring and payment of salaries for the structures depends entirely on the salary bill Each year the MDAs and local governments present their wage bill analysis You can have a wish but if the Ministry of Finance does not give you the money you cannot hire all the positions you want said the minister We do not intend to create disparities If we had the resources to pay we would have paid everyone the same amount of money But we are doing it in stages Mugasa said In the recent past Tororo District MP the Hon Sarah Opendi tabled a motion in Parliament on the exorbitant tuition and non tuition fees charged by government subsidized schools In one of the sentences Opendi asked the Parliament that the government post enough teaching and non teaching staff in government subsidized schools and pay their salaries and wages Mugasa while answering some of the prayers in the Opendi petition told the committee that 5 400 Education Officers and Assistant Education Officers have been recruited with 2 170 already deployed and 3 230 awaiting issuance of letters of appointment and deployment She added that 1 700 officers were promoted to Education Officer 160 to Senior Education Officer 120 to Director and 120 to Deputy Director Despite the limitations of the wage bill the government is committed to filling all vacant positions in primary and secondary schools the minister added The committee s legislators tasked the Ministry of Public Service with speeding up the establishment of the Salary Review Commission Hon Jonathan Ebwalu Indep Soroti West Division alluded to Minister Mugasa s commitment to the Public Accounts Committee that a committee would be established to investigate pay disparities in the country These are questions that need answers Some of our teachers are choosing to drop out of class and put on bodabodas due to pay disparities Education in this country does not look good said Ebwalu The minister assured the committee that members of the Salary Review would soon be appointed to enable it to get its work up and running Honorable Lilian Paparu NRM Arua District expressed her concern for the teachers who have been sent to the school but do not receive their salaries Some of them stay for nine or more years without receiving their salary These are the teachers who get frustrated and sometimes do not enter the classroom but it is the responsibility of the Ministry of Public Administration to put them on the payroll said Paparu In response the minister said We want to promise that if the Ministry of Finance takes advantage of the money we as Ministry of The Public Service is ready to put teachers on the payroll
    Uganda: Cabinet Approves Salary Increase for Civil Servants
      The cabinet approved an enhanced pay plan for all civil servants that will take effect in the next fiscal year The Minister of State for Public Service Hon Grace Mugasa made the revelation without disclosing further details during a meeting with the Education and Sport Committee on Tuesday 06 September 2022 in Parliament Interacting with the committee Mugasa explained that the discrepancy in pay for science and arts teachers for example was due to the limited wage bill for teachers salaries under the Ministry of Education and Sports The minister said that the Ministry of Public Administration approved the structures for the Ministry of Education adding that the hiring and payment of salaries for the structures depends entirely on the salary bill Each year the MDAs and local governments present their wage bill analysis You can have a wish but if the Ministry of Finance does not give you the money you cannot hire all the positions you want said the minister We do not intend to create disparities If we had the resources to pay we would have paid everyone the same amount of money But we are doing it in stages Mugasa said In the recent past Tororo District MP the Hon Sarah Opendi tabled a motion in Parliament on the exorbitant tuition and non tuition fees charged by government subsidized schools In one of the sentences Opendi asked the Parliament that the government post enough teaching and non teaching staff in government subsidized schools and pay their salaries and wages Mugasa while answering some of the prayers in the Opendi petition told the committee that 5 400 Education Officers and Assistant Education Officers have been recruited with 2 170 already deployed and 3 230 awaiting issuance of letters of appointment and deployment She added that 1 700 officers were promoted to Education Officer 160 to Senior Education Officer 120 to Director and 120 to Deputy Director Despite the limitations of the wage bill the government is committed to filling all vacant positions in primary and secondary schools the minister added The committee s legislators tasked the Ministry of Public Service with speeding up the establishment of the Salary Review Commission Hon Jonathan Ebwalu Indep Soroti West Division alluded to Minister Mugasa s commitment to the Public Accounts Committee that a committee would be established to investigate pay disparities in the country These are questions that need answers Some of our teachers are choosing to drop out of class and put on bodabodas due to pay disparities Education in this country does not look good said Ebwalu The minister assured the committee that members of the Salary Review would soon be appointed to enable it to get its work up and running Honorable Lilian Paparu NRM Arua District expressed her concern for the teachers who have been sent to the school but do not receive their salaries Some of them stay for nine or more years without receiving their salary These are the teachers who get frustrated and sometimes do not enter the classroom but it is the responsibility of the Ministry of Public Administration to put them on the payroll said Paparu In response the minister said We want to promise that if the Ministry of Finance takes advantage of the money we as Ministry of The Public Service is ready to put teachers on the payroll
    Uganda: Cabinet Approves Salary Increase for Civil Servants
    Africa3 months ago

    Uganda: Cabinet Approves Salary Increase for Civil Servants

    The cabinet approved an enhanced pay plan for all civil servants that will take effect in the next fiscal year.

    The Minister of State for Public Service, Hon. Grace Mugasa, made the revelation, without disclosing further details, during a meeting with the Education and Sport Committee on Tuesday 06 September 2022 in Parliament.

    Interacting with the committee, Mugasa explained that the discrepancy in pay for science and arts teachers, for example, was due to the limited wage bill for teachers' salaries under the Ministry of Education and Sports.

    The minister said that the Ministry of Public Administration approved the structures for the Ministry of Education, adding that the hiring and payment of salaries for the structures depends entirely on the salary bill.

    “Each year, the MDAs and local governments present their wage bill analysis.

    You can have a wish, but if the Ministry of Finance does not give you the money, you cannot hire all the positions you want”, said the minister.

    “We do not intend to create disparities.

    If we had the resources to pay, we would have paid everyone the same amount of money.

    But we are doing it in stages,” Mugasa said.

    In the recent past, Tororo District MP, the Hon. Sarah Opendi, tabled a motion in Parliament on the exorbitant tuition and non-tuition fees charged by government subsidized schools.

    In one of the sentences, Opendi asked the Parliament that the government post enough teaching and non-teaching staff in government-subsidized schools and pay their salaries and wages.

    Mugasa, while answering some of the prayers in the Opendi petition, told the committee that 5,400 Education Officers and Assistant Education Officers have been recruited, with 2,170 already deployed and 3,230 awaiting issuance of letters of appointment and deployment.

    She added that 1,700 officers were promoted to Education Officer, 160 to Senior Education Officer, 120 to Director and 120 to Deputy Director.

    "Despite the limitations of the wage bill, the government is committed to filling all vacant positions in primary and secondary schools," the minister added.

    The committee's legislators tasked the Ministry of Public Service with speeding up the establishment of the Salary Review Commission.

    Hon. Jonathan Ebwalu (Indep., Soroti West Division) alluded to Minister Mugasa's commitment to the Public Accounts Committee that a committee would be established to investigate pay disparities in the country.

    “These are questions that need answers.

    Some of our teachers are choosing to drop out of class and put on bodabodas due to pay disparities.

    Education in this country does not look good,” said Ebwalu.

    The minister assured the committee that members of the Salary Review would soon be appointed to enable it to get its work up and running.

    Honorable Lilian Paparu (NRM, Arua District) expressed her concern for the teachers who have been sent to the school but do not receive their salaries.

    “Some of them stay for nine or more years without receiving their salary.

    These are the teachers who get frustrated and sometimes do not enter the classroom, but it is the responsibility of the Ministry of Public Administration to put them on the payroll,” said Paparu.

    In response, the minister said: “We want to promise that if the Ministry of Finance takes advantage of the money, we as [Ministry of] The Public Service is ready to put teachers on the payroll.”

  •  Typhoon Hinnamnor killed one person and left nine missing on Tuesday before heading back to sea with few reports of major property damage The typhoon one of the most powerful to bear down on the country in decades hit the southern island of Jeju overnight before making landfall near the port city of Busan which was battered by huge waves and heavy rain which damaged beachfront roads and shops Early Tuesday in the eastern port city of Pohang an elderly woman in her 70s was swept away in flooding and killed the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters said Death tolls could climb later in the day authorities having identified at least nine people missing as of Tuesday afternoon including seven people at a submerged underground parking lot in Pohang More than 60 000 households nationwide lost power because of the typhoon As a precaution authorities closed more than 600 schools nationwide and local carriers grounded some 250 domestic flights but service gradually resumed Tuesday as Hinnamnor headed towards Japan North Korea had also been bracing for the storm with leader Kim Jong un overseeing a meeting in Pyongyang to assess the country s preparedness state media reported Tuesday Kim said boosting Pyongyang s disaster response was crucial as nothing is more precious than the people s life and safety news agency KCNA reported Experts say North Korea is particularly vulnerable to flooding and heavy rains due to deforestation and poor irrigation On Tuesday morning the typhoon was over the Sea of Japan known as the East Sea in Korea 100 kilometres 62 miles off Tsushima island according to the Japan Meteorological Agency Bringing gusts of up to 180 kilometres per hour it was moving northeast at a speed of 45 kph and was expected to bring heavy rains to western Japan on Tuesday More than 35 000 households were without power in Japan s southwestern Kyushu region Kyushu Electricity said in a statement Some of Japan s bullet trains were suspended due to strong winds and rain and many local trains also paused service operator JR Kyushu said At least 120 flights departing and landing at Kyushu s airport were cancelled public broadcaster NHK reported
    Typhoon kills one, leaves several missing in South Korea
     Typhoon Hinnamnor killed one person and left nine missing on Tuesday before heading back to sea with few reports of major property damage The typhoon one of the most powerful to bear down on the country in decades hit the southern island of Jeju overnight before making landfall near the port city of Busan which was battered by huge waves and heavy rain which damaged beachfront roads and shops Early Tuesday in the eastern port city of Pohang an elderly woman in her 70s was swept away in flooding and killed the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters said Death tolls could climb later in the day authorities having identified at least nine people missing as of Tuesday afternoon including seven people at a submerged underground parking lot in Pohang More than 60 000 households nationwide lost power because of the typhoon As a precaution authorities closed more than 600 schools nationwide and local carriers grounded some 250 domestic flights but service gradually resumed Tuesday as Hinnamnor headed towards Japan North Korea had also been bracing for the storm with leader Kim Jong un overseeing a meeting in Pyongyang to assess the country s preparedness state media reported Tuesday Kim said boosting Pyongyang s disaster response was crucial as nothing is more precious than the people s life and safety news agency KCNA reported Experts say North Korea is particularly vulnerable to flooding and heavy rains due to deforestation and poor irrigation On Tuesday morning the typhoon was over the Sea of Japan known as the East Sea in Korea 100 kilometres 62 miles off Tsushima island according to the Japan Meteorological Agency Bringing gusts of up to 180 kilometres per hour it was moving northeast at a speed of 45 kph and was expected to bring heavy rains to western Japan on Tuesday More than 35 000 households were without power in Japan s southwestern Kyushu region Kyushu Electricity said in a statement Some of Japan s bullet trains were suspended due to strong winds and rain and many local trains also paused service operator JR Kyushu said At least 120 flights departing and landing at Kyushu s airport were cancelled public broadcaster NHK reported
    Typhoon kills one, leaves several missing in South Korea
    Foreign3 months ago

    Typhoon kills one, leaves several missing in South Korea

    Typhoon Hinnamnor killed one person and left nine missing on Tuesday, before heading back to sea with few reports of major property damage.

    The typhoon, one of the most powerful to bear down on the country in decades, hit the southern island of Jeju overnight before making landfall near the port city of Busan, which was battered by huge waves and heavy rain which damaged beachfront roads and shops.

    Early Tuesday in the eastern port city of Pohang, an elderly woman in her 70s was swept away in flooding and killed, the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters said.

    Death tolls could climb later in the day, authorities having identified at least nine people missing as of Tuesday afternoon, including seven people at a submerged underground parking lot in Pohang.

    More than 60,000 households nationwide lost power because of the typhoon.

    As a precaution, authorities closed more than 600 schools nationwide, and local carriers grounded some 250 domestic flights — but service gradually resumed Tuesday as Hinnamnor headed towards Japan.

    North Korea had also been bracing for the storm, with leader Kim Jong-un overseeing a meeting in Pyongyang to assess the country’s preparedness, state media reported Tuesday.

    Kim said boosting Pyongyang’s disaster response was crucial as “nothing is more precious… than the people’s life and safety”, news agency KCNA reported.

    Experts say North Korea is particularly vulnerable to flooding and heavy rains due to deforestation and poor irrigation.

    On Tuesday morning, the typhoon was over the Sea of Japan, known as the East Sea in Korea, 100 kilometres (62 miles) off Tsushima island, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

    Bringing gusts of up to 180 kilometres per hour, it was moving northeast at a speed of 45 kph and was expected to bring heavy rains to western Japan on Tuesday.

    More than 35,000 households were without power in Japan’s southwestern Kyushu region, Kyushu Electricity said in a statement.

    Some of Japan’s bullet trains were suspended due to strong winds and rain, and many local trains also paused service, operator JR Kyushu said.

    At least 120 flights departing and landing at Kyushu’s airport were cancelled, public broadcaster NHK reported.

  •  The fifth Prince Victor Uwakwe under 15 and U 21 Regional Tennis tournament for South East states on Tuesday served off inside the Enugu Sports Club Tennis Court The tournament tagged Prince Victor Uwakwe Under 15 and 21 Regional Tennis Tournament started on Tuesday to end on Sept 17 The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the tournament which would be played inside the Enugu State Sports Club Tennis Court Enugu will feature male and female in each category In his opening speech Victor Uwakwe said the tournament started since 2016 and now undergoing it s fifth edition in the state This Tennis tournament is for the South East states and some of our sister states from the South South region to expose the children to tennis skills Tennis exposes the children to some skills values of discipline fortitude and embibes their lives with positive thinking It is for Youth empowerment and they are not being given cash reward but tennis equipment like rackets shoes and other items he said Mr Robert Ngwu Executive Captain of Tennis Section thanked Prince Uwakwe for the programme and noted that the event had witnessed improvements each year He said the purpose of the tournament was to catch them young to raise future tennis stars in the state and the country in general Also Prof Agu Gab Agu the Chairman Enugu State Tennis Association praised Uwakwe for his steadfastness in ensuring that youths were engaged to be meaningful in the society through sports About four players from Enugu came back with medals from the recent Junior Tennis Tournament and that showed something good is coming out of the sponsorship We are trying to raise players for the forthcoming national festival in Delta and there are lots of improvement in the game and its organisation Enugu used to be the capital of Tennis in Nigeria and that is what we are looking forth to raise players that will write the name of the state in Gold Agu said Meanwhile Miss Amarachi Odoh a Tennis player from Enugu thanked the organisers for giving them an opportunity to play the game they loved so much every year According to her she loved the sports and will love to play it beyond the shore of the country like Kwon Tennis players in the world Amarachi Odoh defeated Favour Abendego 6 2 at the exhibition game of the opening ceremony ng obisikenicholas gmail com NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Prince Uwakwe Tennis tourney serves off in Enugu
     The fifth Prince Victor Uwakwe under 15 and U 21 Regional Tennis tournament for South East states on Tuesday served off inside the Enugu Sports Club Tennis Court The tournament tagged Prince Victor Uwakwe Under 15 and 21 Regional Tennis Tournament started on Tuesday to end on Sept 17 The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the tournament which would be played inside the Enugu State Sports Club Tennis Court Enugu will feature male and female in each category In his opening speech Victor Uwakwe said the tournament started since 2016 and now undergoing it s fifth edition in the state This Tennis tournament is for the South East states and some of our sister states from the South South region to expose the children to tennis skills Tennis exposes the children to some skills values of discipline fortitude and embibes their lives with positive thinking It is for Youth empowerment and they are not being given cash reward but tennis equipment like rackets shoes and other items he said Mr Robert Ngwu Executive Captain of Tennis Section thanked Prince Uwakwe for the programme and noted that the event had witnessed improvements each year He said the purpose of the tournament was to catch them young to raise future tennis stars in the state and the country in general Also Prof Agu Gab Agu the Chairman Enugu State Tennis Association praised Uwakwe for his steadfastness in ensuring that youths were engaged to be meaningful in the society through sports About four players from Enugu came back with medals from the recent Junior Tennis Tournament and that showed something good is coming out of the sponsorship We are trying to raise players for the forthcoming national festival in Delta and there are lots of improvement in the game and its organisation Enugu used to be the capital of Tennis in Nigeria and that is what we are looking forth to raise players that will write the name of the state in Gold Agu said Meanwhile Miss Amarachi Odoh a Tennis player from Enugu thanked the organisers for giving them an opportunity to play the game they loved so much every year According to her she loved the sports and will love to play it beyond the shore of the country like Kwon Tennis players in the world Amarachi Odoh defeated Favour Abendego 6 2 at the exhibition game of the opening ceremony ng obisikenicholas gmail com NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Prince Uwakwe Tennis tourney serves off in Enugu
    General news3 months ago

    Prince Uwakwe Tennis tourney serves off in Enugu

    The fifth Prince Victor Uwakwe under-15 and U-21 Regional Tennis tournament for South East states, on Tuesday served off inside the Enugu Sports Club Tennis Court.

    The tournament tagged, Prince Victor Uwakwe Under-15 and 21 Regional Tennis Tournament, started on Tuesday, to end on Sept. 17. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the tournament, which would be played inside the Enugu State Sports Club Tennis Court, Enugu will feature male and female in each category.

    In his opening speech, Victor Uwakwe said the tournament started since 2016 and now undergoing it’s fifth edition in the state.

    “This Tennis tournament is for the South East states and some of our sister states from the South South region to expose the children to tennis skills.

    “Tennis exposes the children to some skills, values of discipline, fortitude and embibes their lives with positive thinking.

    “It is for Youth empowerment and they are not being given cash reward but tennis equipment like rackets, shoes and other items,” he said.

    Mr Robert Ngwu, Executive Captain of Tennis Section, thanked Prince Uwakwe for the programme and noted that the event had witnessed improvements each year.

    He said the purpose of the tournament was to catch them young, to raise future tennis stars in the state and the country in general.

    Also, Prof. Agu Gab Agu, the Chairman, Enugu State Tennis Association, praised Uwakwe for his steadfastness in ensuring that youths were engaged to be meaningful in the society through sports.

    “About four players from Enugu came back with medals from the recent Junior Tennis Tournament and that showed something good is coming out of the sponsorship.

    “We are trying to raise players for the forthcoming national festival in Delta and there are lots of improvement in the game and its organisation.

    “Enugu used to be the capital of Tennis in Nigeria and that is what we are looking forth, to raise players that will write the name of the state in Gold,” Agu said.

    Meanwhile, Miss Amarachi Odoh, a Tennis player from Enugu, thanked the organisers for giving them an opportunity to play the game they loved so much every year.

    According to her, she loved the sports and will love to play it beyond the shore of the country like Kwon Tennis players in the world.

    Amarachi Odoh defeated Favour Abendego 6-2 at the exhibition game of the opening ceremony.

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  •   At a cabinet lekgotla in Pretoria this week Prime Minister Alan Winde delivered the Provincial Police Needs and Priorities PNP report compiled by the Western Cape Ministry of Police Oversight and Community Safety for fiscal year 2021 22 As it was the first lekgotla to be held in person since all COVID 19 restrictions were lifted the prime minister had the opportunity to deliver the document directly to Police Minister Bheki Cele I hope that the Minister will take the time to study the report said Prime Minister Winde and seriously consider its content and urgently implement its recommendations The PNP is compiled annually to help the provincial government and the South African Police Service SAPS identify and address challenges It is based on the constitutional and legislative obligations imposed on the National Minister of Police and the Provincial Minister of Police Oversight and Community Security Minister Reagen Allen said Not only is the report a legislative responsibility of my Department it also helps ensure that we can alert the SAPS to what the real needs are in their domain You matter your safety and well being matter the Prime Minister stressed referring to the residents of the Western Cape This is why the report is compiled each year to measure successes and gaps in policing overall Among the most compelling findings of the PNP report are The continued biased allocation of police resources especially in the poorest neighborhoods Gender violence substance abuse and gangsterism continue to be some of the most serious problems affecting Western Cape communities Among the recommendations contained in the report to solve some of these problems include Renew and modify the formula used by SAPS to assign displays at the station level All SAPS members must be adequately trained on how to handle GBV cases A harm reduction policing approach is needed to address substance abuse The SAPS Anti Gang Unit must be better able to conduct intelligence driven operations Confiscated firearms must be destroyed more regularly Closer collaboration between the Police Service and other law enforcement entities such as the Law Enforcement Promotion Plan LEAP an initiative of the Western Cape Government and the City of Cape Town endorses all of these recommendations as well as basing crime fighting strategies on data and evidence The Prime Minister said As a Provincial Government together with the City and our other partners in the fight against crime we are doing everything we can to make communities safer and give citizens back their dignity and hope He added Our interventions are clearly working According to the latest quarterly crime statistics there was a drop of more than 8 in murders in the areas of Cape Town where LEAP was implemented Minister Allen continued This report provides SAPS with factual information so that as a national entity it can deploy resources where and how they are required The SAPS implementation cannot continue in the same way Sanity is required and the Minister of the National Police must act immediately Last month the Prime Minister had the opportunity to interact with members of the community as he accompanied a group of LEAP officers on a patrol in Bonteheuwel He recalled Several residents came out of their homes to tell us about the good work LEAP members are doing But more needs to be done Minister Cele must take the PNP s recommendations seriously More importantly he must listen to ordinary citizens affected by crime The provincial government has a constructive relationship with the Western Cape Police Commissioner Major General Thembisile Patekile Our problem is not with the working women and men of the South African Police Service who risk their safety on a daily basis the Prime Minister and Minister Allen emphasized we intend to build on this relationship in the interest of better policing Prime Minister Winde concluded The biggest impediment to this is Minister Cele who doesn t seem to realize that many communities continue to live in fear To date we have seen low compliance with the PNPs we issue and this must change We will continue to monitor closely in the interest of the safety of our residents
    South Africa: Prime Minister Alan Winde hands over Provincial Policing Needs and Priorities Report to Minister Bheki Cele
      At a cabinet lekgotla in Pretoria this week Prime Minister Alan Winde delivered the Provincial Police Needs and Priorities PNP report compiled by the Western Cape Ministry of Police Oversight and Community Safety for fiscal year 2021 22 As it was the first lekgotla to be held in person since all COVID 19 restrictions were lifted the prime minister had the opportunity to deliver the document directly to Police Minister Bheki Cele I hope that the Minister will take the time to study the report said Prime Minister Winde and seriously consider its content and urgently implement its recommendations The PNP is compiled annually to help the provincial government and the South African Police Service SAPS identify and address challenges It is based on the constitutional and legislative obligations imposed on the National Minister of Police and the Provincial Minister of Police Oversight and Community Security Minister Reagen Allen said Not only is the report a legislative responsibility of my Department it also helps ensure that we can alert the SAPS to what the real needs are in their domain You matter your safety and well being matter the Prime Minister stressed referring to the residents of the Western Cape This is why the report is compiled each year to measure successes and gaps in policing overall Among the most compelling findings of the PNP report are The continued biased allocation of police resources especially in the poorest neighborhoods Gender violence substance abuse and gangsterism continue to be some of the most serious problems affecting Western Cape communities Among the recommendations contained in the report to solve some of these problems include Renew and modify the formula used by SAPS to assign displays at the station level All SAPS members must be adequately trained on how to handle GBV cases A harm reduction policing approach is needed to address substance abuse The SAPS Anti Gang Unit must be better able to conduct intelligence driven operations Confiscated firearms must be destroyed more regularly Closer collaboration between the Police Service and other law enforcement entities such as the Law Enforcement Promotion Plan LEAP an initiative of the Western Cape Government and the City of Cape Town endorses all of these recommendations as well as basing crime fighting strategies on data and evidence The Prime Minister said As a Provincial Government together with the City and our other partners in the fight against crime we are doing everything we can to make communities safer and give citizens back their dignity and hope He added Our interventions are clearly working According to the latest quarterly crime statistics there was a drop of more than 8 in murders in the areas of Cape Town where LEAP was implemented Minister Allen continued This report provides SAPS with factual information so that as a national entity it can deploy resources where and how they are required The SAPS implementation cannot continue in the same way Sanity is required and the Minister of the National Police must act immediately Last month the Prime Minister had the opportunity to interact with members of the community as he accompanied a group of LEAP officers on a patrol in Bonteheuwel He recalled Several residents came out of their homes to tell us about the good work LEAP members are doing But more needs to be done Minister Cele must take the PNP s recommendations seriously More importantly he must listen to ordinary citizens affected by crime The provincial government has a constructive relationship with the Western Cape Police Commissioner Major General Thembisile Patekile Our problem is not with the working women and men of the South African Police Service who risk their safety on a daily basis the Prime Minister and Minister Allen emphasized we intend to build on this relationship in the interest of better policing Prime Minister Winde concluded The biggest impediment to this is Minister Cele who doesn t seem to realize that many communities continue to live in fear To date we have seen low compliance with the PNPs we issue and this must change We will continue to monitor closely in the interest of the safety of our residents
    South Africa: Prime Minister Alan Winde hands over Provincial Policing Needs and Priorities Report to Minister Bheki Cele
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    South Africa: Prime Minister Alan Winde hands over Provincial Policing Needs and Priorities Report to Minister Bheki Cele

    At a cabinet lekgotla in Pretoria this week, Prime Minister Alan Winde delivered the Provincial Police Needs and Priorities (PNP) report, compiled by the Western Cape Ministry of Police Oversight and Community Safety, for fiscal year 2021.

    /22.

    As it was the first lekgotla to be held in person since all COVID-19 restrictions were lifted, the prime minister had the opportunity to deliver the document directly to Police Minister Bheki Cele. "I hope that the Minister will take the time to study the report," said Prime Minister Winde, "and seriously consider its content and urgently implement its recommendations."

    The PNP is compiled annually to help the provincial government and the South African Police Service (SAPS) identify and address challenges.

    It is based on the constitutional and legislative obligations imposed on the National Minister of Police and the Provincial Minister of Police Oversight and Community Security.

    Minister Reagen Allen said: "Not only is the report a legislative responsibility of my Department, it also helps ensure that we can alert the SAPS to what the real needs are in their domain."

    "You matter, your safety and well-being matter," the Prime Minister stressed, referring to the residents of the Western Cape. This is why the report is compiled each year to measure successes and gaps in policing overall.

    Among the most compelling findings of the PNP report are: The continued biased allocation of police resources, especially in the poorest neighborhoods; Gender violence, substance abuse and gangsterism continue to be some of the most serious problems affecting Western Cape communities.

    Among the recommendations contained in the report to solve some of these problems include: Renew and modify the formula used by SAPS to assign displays at the station level; All SAPS members must be adequately trained on how to handle GBV cases; A harm reduction policing approach is needed to address substance abuse; The SAPS Anti-Gang Unit must be better able to conduct intelligence-driven operations; Confiscated firearms must be destroyed more regularly.

    Closer collaboration between the Police Service and other law enforcement entities, such as the Law Enforcement Promotion Plan (LEAP), an initiative of the Western Cape Government and the City of Cape Town, endorses all of these recommendations, as well as basing crime-fighting strategies on data.

    and evidence The Prime Minister said: “As a Provincial Government, together with the City and our other partners in the fight against crime, we are doing everything we can to make communities safer and give citizens back their dignity and hope.” .

    He added: "Our interventions are clearly working."

    According to the latest quarterly crime statistics, there was a drop of more than 8% in murders in the areas of Cape Town where LEAP was implemented.

    Minister Allen continued: “This report provides SAPS with factual information so that, as a national entity, it can deploy resources where and how they are required.

    The SAPS implementation cannot continue in the same way.

    Sanity is required and the Minister of the National Police must act immediately.” Last month, the Prime Minister had the opportunity to interact with members of the community as he accompanied a group of LEAP officers on a patrol in Bonteheuwel.

    He recalled: “Several residents came out of their homes to tell us about the good work LEAP members are doing.

    But more needs to be done.

    Minister Cele must take the PNP's recommendations seriously.

    More importantly, he must listen to ordinary citizens affected by crime.” The provincial government has a constructive relationship with the Western Cape Police Commissioner, Major General Thembisile Patekile.

    “Our problem is not with the working women and men of the South African Police Service who risk their safety on a daily basis,” the Prime Minister and Minister Allen emphasized, “we intend to build on this relationship in the interest of better policing.

    .

    Prime Minister Winde concluded: “The biggest impediment to this is Minister Cele, who doesn't seem to realize that many communities continue to live in fear.

    To date we have seen low compliance with the PNPs we issue, and this must change.

    We will continue to monitor closely in the interest of the safety of our residents."

  •   Feature Connecting people with environment through art galleries Connecting people with environment through art galleries By Chidinma Ewunonu Aluko News Agency of Nigeria The recent display in Ibadan of 140 works of art including Lake Fishing and The Bikers shows the strength of art galleries in connecting people with their environments Paintings on Erin Karele Kowajoba where an elephant was enticed home with bean cake to become ki and Seven Calabash Carriers were among the works of art at a one month exhibition tagged Ajowofin Abudaaye Encounter with Nature A visual artist Mr Abiodun Fagbohun presented the works at the Tunde Odunlade Arts and Culture Connexions TOACC The paintings depicting the beauty of nature were aimed at encouraging people to admire the works of God connect with their environments and invest in artworks Being a lover of nature and environment I started drawing from primary school I have travelled around hence I use diverse cultures and how God has blessed the world in terms of animals plants and humans to draw inspiration Fagbohun says According to the Curator of TOACC Prince Tunde Odunlade art exhibitions have helped people to share connect and interact within the universal ambience of creativity and imagination Odunlade is convinced that arts and culture are the bedrock of meaningful development Art brings people together it inspires informs heals and provokes good thoughts art affects and therefore liberates he says Quoting famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso the curator says art is a lie that makes people to see the truth He gives the assurance that TOACC will continue to create awareness and direct people s interests toward workable agenda using art as a tool According to him TOACC inaugurated on Dec 10 2020 has made significant impacts on the culture tourism and other sectors and has received no fewer than 20 000 visitors including the U S Ambassador to Nigeria Mary Beth Leonard Odunlade is satisfied that the gallery has showcased art exhibitions musical dramatic and literary performances as well as hosted conferences seminars and symposia geared toward nation building He believes that more art talents can be discovered through effective use of galleries We have organised several workshops and trainings hunting for talents According to the curator galleries should be used to promote the use of mother tongues TOACC organises Spoken Words Et Al Aditu Ede every Wednesday with the aim of using different languages to communicate and promote culture The essence is to use our words in whichever way poetry chanting prose singing story telling even dance music acting miming as the case may be to unite He describes Spoken Words Et Al as an awareness creation drive toward a just and egalitarian society Popular among the different programmes are proverbs and idioms Oriki Orile community Oratorical rendition Itan Idile family history he notes He urges managements of galleries not to be deterred by challenges but to be proactive and focused The Coordinator of Spoken Words Et Al Miss Iqmat Babarinde explains that the goal is to enlighten people on Yoruba culture in a world where culture is gradually dying Our target audience includes creatives culture inclined minds poets and writers among others she says A visual artist Mr Kola Akintola believes that galleries provide huge opportunities for development of art and culture urging that they should be effectively used He is satisfied that TOACC is making efforts to transform lives and industries Through the various trainings I received from the gallery I discovered my talent and became a renowned artist of our time The Curator of De Arts Place Magodo Lekki Lagos State Mr Sola Olamakinde believes that galleries can be effectively used to express philosophical ideologies of a people Olamakinde is convinced that arts in general if well promoted will improve economies and cultural values Young Aminat Akangbe describes galleries as having huge potential for job creation urging effective use to encourage the youth Analysts call for more efforts to use galleries to connect people with their environments promote arts and culture and create opportunities for young artists and artistes to attain their goals END NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Feature: Connecting people with environment through art galleries
      Feature Connecting people with environment through art galleries Connecting people with environment through art galleries By Chidinma Ewunonu Aluko News Agency of Nigeria The recent display in Ibadan of 140 works of art including Lake Fishing and The Bikers shows the strength of art galleries in connecting people with their environments Paintings on Erin Karele Kowajoba where an elephant was enticed home with bean cake to become ki and Seven Calabash Carriers were among the works of art at a one month exhibition tagged Ajowofin Abudaaye Encounter with Nature A visual artist Mr Abiodun Fagbohun presented the works at the Tunde Odunlade Arts and Culture Connexions TOACC The paintings depicting the beauty of nature were aimed at encouraging people to admire the works of God connect with their environments and invest in artworks Being a lover of nature and environment I started drawing from primary school I have travelled around hence I use diverse cultures and how God has blessed the world in terms of animals plants and humans to draw inspiration Fagbohun says According to the Curator of TOACC Prince Tunde Odunlade art exhibitions have helped people to share connect and interact within the universal ambience of creativity and imagination Odunlade is convinced that arts and culture are the bedrock of meaningful development Art brings people together it inspires informs heals and provokes good thoughts art affects and therefore liberates he says Quoting famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso the curator says art is a lie that makes people to see the truth He gives the assurance that TOACC will continue to create awareness and direct people s interests toward workable agenda using art as a tool According to him TOACC inaugurated on Dec 10 2020 has made significant impacts on the culture tourism and other sectors and has received no fewer than 20 000 visitors including the U S Ambassador to Nigeria Mary Beth Leonard Odunlade is satisfied that the gallery has showcased art exhibitions musical dramatic and literary performances as well as hosted conferences seminars and symposia geared toward nation building He believes that more art talents can be discovered through effective use of galleries We have organised several workshops and trainings hunting for talents According to the curator galleries should be used to promote the use of mother tongues TOACC organises Spoken Words Et Al Aditu Ede every Wednesday with the aim of using different languages to communicate and promote culture The essence is to use our words in whichever way poetry chanting prose singing story telling even dance music acting miming as the case may be to unite He describes Spoken Words Et Al as an awareness creation drive toward a just and egalitarian society Popular among the different programmes are proverbs and idioms Oriki Orile community Oratorical rendition Itan Idile family history he notes He urges managements of galleries not to be deterred by challenges but to be proactive and focused The Coordinator of Spoken Words Et Al Miss Iqmat Babarinde explains that the goal is to enlighten people on Yoruba culture in a world where culture is gradually dying Our target audience includes creatives culture inclined minds poets and writers among others she says A visual artist Mr Kola Akintola believes that galleries provide huge opportunities for development of art and culture urging that they should be effectively used He is satisfied that TOACC is making efforts to transform lives and industries Through the various trainings I received from the gallery I discovered my talent and became a renowned artist of our time The Curator of De Arts Place Magodo Lekki Lagos State Mr Sola Olamakinde believes that galleries can be effectively used to express philosophical ideologies of a people Olamakinde is convinced that arts in general if well promoted will improve economies and cultural values Young Aminat Akangbe describes galleries as having huge potential for job creation urging effective use to encourage the youth Analysts call for more efforts to use galleries to connect people with their environments promote arts and culture and create opportunities for young artists and artistes to attain their goals END NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Feature: Connecting people with environment through art galleries
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    Feature: Connecting people with environment through art galleries

    Feature: Connecting people with environment through art galleries Connecting people with environment through art galleries     By Chidinma Ewunonu-Aluko News Agency of Nigeria The recent display, in Ibadan, of 140 works of art including `Lake Fishing and `The Bikers’ shows the strength of art galleries in connecting people with their environments.

    Paintings on `Erin Karele Kowajoba’ (where an elephant was enticed home with bean cake to become ki and `Seven Calabash Carriers’ were among the works of art at a one-month exhibition tagged: ‘Ajowofin Abudaaye’ (Encounter with Nature).

    A visual artist, Mr Abiodun Fagbohun, presented the works at the Tunde Odunlade Arts and Culture Connexions (TOACC).

    The paintings, depicting the beauty of nature, were aimed at encouraging people to admire the works of God, connect with their environments and invest in artworks.

    “Being a lover of nature and environment, I started drawing from primary school.

    “I have travelled around; hence, I use diverse cultures and how God has blessed the world in terms of animals, plants and humans, to draw inspiration,” Fagbohun says.

    According to the Curator of TOACC, Prince Tunde Odunlade, art exhibitions have helped people to share, connect and interact within the universal ambience of creativity and imagination.

    Odunlade is convinced that arts and culture are the bedrock of meaningful development.

    “Art brings people together; it inspires, informs, heals and provokes good thoughts; art affects and, therefore, liberates,’’ he says.

    Quoting famous Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso, the curator says art is a lie that makes people to see the truth.

    He gives the assurance that TOACC will continue to create awareness and direct people’s interests toward workable agenda, using art as a tool.

    According to him, TOACC inaugurated on Dec. 10, 2020, has made significant impacts on the culture, tourism and other sectors, and has received no fewer than 20,000 visitors including  the U.

    S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard.

    Odunlade is satisfied that the gallery has showcased art exhibitions, musical, dramatic and literary performances as well as hosted conferences, seminars and symposia geared toward nation-building.

    He believes that more art talents can be discovered through effective use of galleries.

    “We have organised several workshops and trainings, hunting for talents.

    ’’ According to the curator, galleries should be used to promote the use of mother tongues.

    `TOACC organises Spoken Words Et Al (Aditu Ede) every Wednesday with the aim of using different languages to communicate and promote culture.

    “The essence is to use our words in whichever way – poetry, chanting, prose, singing, story-telling, even dance, music, acting, miming, as the case may be – to unite.

    ’’ He describes Spoken Words Et Al as an awareness creation drive toward a just and egalitarian society.

    “Popular among the different programmes are proverbs and idioms, Oriki Orile (community Oratorical rendition), Itan Idile (family history),’’ he notes.

    He urges managements of galleries not to be deterred by challenges but to be proactive and focused.

    The Coordinator of Spoken Words Et Al, Miss Iqmat Babarinde, explains that the goal is to enlighten people on Yoruba culture `in a world where culture is gradually dying’.

    “Our target audience includes creatives, culture-inclined minds, poets and writers, among others,” she says.

    A visual artist, Mr Kola Akintola, believes that galleries provide huge opportunities for development of art and culture, urging that they should be effectively used.

    He is satisfied that TOACC is making efforts to transform lives and industries.

    “Through the various trainings I received from the gallery, I discovered my talent and became a renowned artist of our time.

    ’’ The Curator of De-Arts Place Magodo, Lekki, Lagos State, Mr Sola Olamakinde, believes that galleries can be effectively used to express philosophical ideologies of a people.

    Olamakinde is convinced that arts in general, if well promoted, will improve economies and cultural values.

    Young Aminat Akangbe describes galleries as having huge potential for job creation, urging effective use to encourage the youth.

    Analysts call for more efforts to use galleries to connect people with their environments, promote arts and culture and create opportunities for young artists and artistes to attain their goals.

    (END)
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  •  Boris Johnson on Tuesday promised unswerving support for his successor Liz Truss as he left Downing Street for the final time as British prime minister to tender his resignation Johnson whose tenure was dominated by Brexit and Covid and cut short by scandal bid farewell to cheers and applause from supporters before heading for an audience with Queen Elizabeth II In a typical rhetorical flourish he likened himself to one of those booster rockets that has fulfilled its function and he would now be gently re entering the atmosphere and splashing down in some remote and obscure corner of the Pacific But he promised I will be supporting Liz Truss and the new government every step of the way And he urged his ruling Conservative party to put aside their differences to tackle the energy crisis that looks set to dominate Truss s immediate future If Dilyn his dog and Larry the Downing Street cat can put behind them their occasional difficulties then so can the Conservative party he added HighlandsNormally the handover of power in Britain is a swift affair with the outgoing and incoming leaders making a short trip to Buckingham Palace in central London in quick succession But both Johnson and Truss face a 1 000 mile 1 600 kilometre round trip to the head of state s remote Balmoral retreat in the Scottish Highlands The queen opted not to return from her annual summer break for the brief ceremonial audience after persistent health issues that have affected her ability to walk and stand After the formalities with Johnson she will ask Truss as the leader of the largest party in parliament to form a government and be the 15th prime minister of her 70 year reign The so called kissing of hands ceremony has not taken place at Balmoral since 1885 when queen Victoria summoned Lord Salisbury to the Highlands It has only happened once outside London since 1952 when Winston Churchill met the new queen at Heathrow Airport after the death of her father king George VI Truss 47 was announced winner of an internal vote of Conservative party members on Monday after a gruelling contest that began in July She is expected to make her first speech as prime minister outside 10 Downing Street on Tuesday afternoon weather permitting Heavy rain and storms are forecast mirroring the gloomy economic situation that she and her new senior ministers will have to tackle from day one The appointments are due to be finalised before she hosts her first cabinet meeting and faces questions in parliament on Wednesday To do listBusiness Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng is expected to become finance minister with Attorney General Suella Braverman moved to the tricky brief of home secretary and James Cleverly to foreign affairs If confirmed it would mean no white men in any of Britain s four main ministerial posts for the first time ever Truss faces a daunting to do list with the UK in the grip of its worst economic crisis in decades with double digit inflation and sky rocketing gas and electricity bills Truss who touts herself as a free market liberal has promised tax cuts to stimulate growth despite warnings that greater borrowing could make inflation worse British media reported on Tuesday that she would freeze energy bills which could cost some 100 billion 116 billion The contrast to her beaten leadership rival Rishi Sunak s more cautious approach has opened another rift in the Conservative party that was already divided by Johnson s departure Recent opinion polls suggest a sizeable chunk of the British public have no faith in her ability to tackle the cost of living crisis A new poll by YouGov said only 14 percent expect Truss to do a better job than Johnson ComebackJohnson 58 remains popular among grassroots Tories as a charismatic election winner who took the country out of the European Union Despite repeated accusations of corruption and cronyism during his tenure and an unprecedented police fine for breaking his own lockdown rules Johnson is said to be smarting at having to leave Speculation has swirled that he could bide his time for a comeback particularly if Truss struggles to overcome the country s many problems On Tuesday Johnson said he would return to his plough like the Roman statesman Cincinnatus although Latin scholars were quick to point out that he eventually returned to politics In her acceptance speech on Monday Truss ruled out seeking her own mandate from the public at an early general election vowing victory in 2024
    Outgoing UK PM Johnson promises full backing for Truss
     Boris Johnson on Tuesday promised unswerving support for his successor Liz Truss as he left Downing Street for the final time as British prime minister to tender his resignation Johnson whose tenure was dominated by Brexit and Covid and cut short by scandal bid farewell to cheers and applause from supporters before heading for an audience with Queen Elizabeth II In a typical rhetorical flourish he likened himself to one of those booster rockets that has fulfilled its function and he would now be gently re entering the atmosphere and splashing down in some remote and obscure corner of the Pacific But he promised I will be supporting Liz Truss and the new government every step of the way And he urged his ruling Conservative party to put aside their differences to tackle the energy crisis that looks set to dominate Truss s immediate future If Dilyn his dog and Larry the Downing Street cat can put behind them their occasional difficulties then so can the Conservative party he added HighlandsNormally the handover of power in Britain is a swift affair with the outgoing and incoming leaders making a short trip to Buckingham Palace in central London in quick succession But both Johnson and Truss face a 1 000 mile 1 600 kilometre round trip to the head of state s remote Balmoral retreat in the Scottish Highlands The queen opted not to return from her annual summer break for the brief ceremonial audience after persistent health issues that have affected her ability to walk and stand After the formalities with Johnson she will ask Truss as the leader of the largest party in parliament to form a government and be the 15th prime minister of her 70 year reign The so called kissing of hands ceremony has not taken place at Balmoral since 1885 when queen Victoria summoned Lord Salisbury to the Highlands It has only happened once outside London since 1952 when Winston Churchill met the new queen at Heathrow Airport after the death of her father king George VI Truss 47 was announced winner of an internal vote of Conservative party members on Monday after a gruelling contest that began in July She is expected to make her first speech as prime minister outside 10 Downing Street on Tuesday afternoon weather permitting Heavy rain and storms are forecast mirroring the gloomy economic situation that she and her new senior ministers will have to tackle from day one The appointments are due to be finalised before she hosts her first cabinet meeting and faces questions in parliament on Wednesday To do listBusiness Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng is expected to become finance minister with Attorney General Suella Braverman moved to the tricky brief of home secretary and James Cleverly to foreign affairs If confirmed it would mean no white men in any of Britain s four main ministerial posts for the first time ever Truss faces a daunting to do list with the UK in the grip of its worst economic crisis in decades with double digit inflation and sky rocketing gas and electricity bills Truss who touts herself as a free market liberal has promised tax cuts to stimulate growth despite warnings that greater borrowing could make inflation worse British media reported on Tuesday that she would freeze energy bills which could cost some 100 billion 116 billion The contrast to her beaten leadership rival Rishi Sunak s more cautious approach has opened another rift in the Conservative party that was already divided by Johnson s departure Recent opinion polls suggest a sizeable chunk of the British public have no faith in her ability to tackle the cost of living crisis A new poll by YouGov said only 14 percent expect Truss to do a better job than Johnson ComebackJohnson 58 remains popular among grassroots Tories as a charismatic election winner who took the country out of the European Union Despite repeated accusations of corruption and cronyism during his tenure and an unprecedented police fine for breaking his own lockdown rules Johnson is said to be smarting at having to leave Speculation has swirled that he could bide his time for a comeback particularly if Truss struggles to overcome the country s many problems On Tuesday Johnson said he would return to his plough like the Roman statesman Cincinnatus although Latin scholars were quick to point out that he eventually returned to politics In her acceptance speech on Monday Truss ruled out seeking her own mandate from the public at an early general election vowing victory in 2024
    Outgoing UK PM Johnson promises full backing for Truss
    Foreign3 months ago

    Outgoing UK PM Johnson promises full backing for Truss

    Boris Johnson on Tuesday promised unswerving support for his successor Liz Truss, as he left Downing Street for the final time as British prime minister to tender his resignation.

    Johnson, whose tenure was dominated by Brexit and Covid and cut short by scandal, bid farewell to cheers and applause from supporters before heading for an audience with Queen Elizabeth II.

    In a typical rhetorical flourish, he likened himself to “one of those booster rockets that has fulfilled its function” and he would now be “gently re-entering the atmosphere and splashing down in some remote and obscure corner of the Pacific”.

    But he promised: “I will be supporting Liz Truss and the new government every step of the way.

    ” And he urged his ruling Conservative party to put aside their differences to tackle the energy crisis that looks set to dominate Truss’s immediate future.

    “If Dilyn (his dog) and Larry (the Downing Street cat) can put behind them their occasional difficulties then so can the Conservative party,” he added.

    HighlandsNormally the handover of power in Britain is a swift affair, with the outgoing and incoming leaders making a short trip to Buckingham Palace in central London in quick succession.

    But both Johnson and Truss face a 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometre) round trip to the head of state’s remote Balmoral retreat in the Scottish Highlands.

    The queen opted not to return from her annual summer break for the brief ceremonial audience, after persistent health issues that have affected her ability to walk and stand.

    After the formalities with Johnson, she will ask Truss, as the leader of the largest party in parliament, to form a government and be the 15th prime minister of her 70-year reign.

    The so-called “kissing of hands” ceremony has not taken place at Balmoral since 1885, when queen Victoria summoned Lord Salisbury to the Highlands.

    It has only happened once outside London since 1952, when Winston Churchill met the new queen at Heathrow Airport after the death of her father, king George VI.

    Truss, 47, was announced winner of an internal vote of Conservative party members on Monday, after a gruelling contest that began in July. She is expected to make her first speech as prime minister outside 10 Downing Street on Tuesday afternoon — weather permitting.

    Heavy rain and storms are forecast, mirroring the gloomy economic situation that she and her new senior ministers will have to tackle from day one.

    The appointments are due to be finalised before she hosts her first cabinet meeting and faces questions in parliament on Wednesday.

    To-do listBusiness Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng is expected to become finance minister, with Attorney General Suella Braverman moved to the tricky brief of home secretary, and James Cleverly to foreign affairs.

    If confirmed, it would mean no white men in any of Britain’s four main ministerial posts for the first time ever.

    Truss faces a daunting to-do list, with the UK in the grip of its worst economic crisis in decades, with double-digit inflation and sky-rocketing gas and electricity bills.

    Truss, who touts herself as a free-market liberal, has promised tax cuts to stimulate growth, despite warnings that greater borrowing could make inflation worse.

    British media reported on Tuesday that she would freeze energy bills which could cost some £100 billion ($116 billion).

    The contrast to her beaten leadership rival Rishi Sunak’s more cautious approach has opened another rift in the Conservative party that was already divided by Johnson’s departure.

    Recent opinion polls suggest a sizeable chunk of the British public have no faith in her ability to tackle the cost-of-living crisis.

    A new poll by YouGov said only 14 percent expect Truss to do a better job than Johnson.

    ComebackJohnson, 58, remains popular among grassroots Tories as a charismatic election winner who took the country out of the European Union.

    Despite repeated accusations of corruption and cronyism during his tenure, and an unprecedented police fine for breaking his own lockdown rules, Johnson is said to be smarting at having to leave.

    Speculation has swirled that he could bide his time for a comeback, particularly if Truss struggles to overcome the country’s many problems.

    On Tuesday, Johnson said he would “return to his plough”, like the Roman statesman Cincinnatus, although Latin scholars were quick to point out that he eventually returned to politics.

    In her acceptance speech on Monday, Truss ruled out seeking her own mandate from the public at an early general election, vowing victory in 2024.

  •  The National Directorate of Employment NDE in Adamawa has begun the training of 80 youths on vocational skills to create job opportunities enhance wealth creation and reduce poverty in the state The Director General of the Directorate Malam Abubakar Fikpo said this during the inauguration of the training exercise on Tuesday in Yola Fikpo represented by the NDE State Coordinator Mr Mohammed Ibrahim said the exercise was aimed at equipping the trainees with the basic skills on their chosen trade He said the objectives of the programmes would change the status of the beneficiaries to be productive and contribute positively to the economy of their communities and the country According to him the skills will help participants to be employers of labour create wealth and reduce poverty in the society and charged them to take advantage of the training and acquire the skills This cannot be achieved without your cooperation You have to be respectful obedient and committed At the end of the day it will help people to be self reliant and contribute to the economy of their family community and the larger society he said The NDE boss urged the trainers to give their best for the beneficiaries to be fully skilled and be able to contribute to national economy Mr Musa Abdul Director Vocational Skills Development VSD of the NDE Abuja advised the beneficiaries to pay attention to enable them to benefit from the programme Abdul represented by Mr Ibrahim Abali Chief Procurement Officer said the directorate carefully selected the skills for participants to be productive in the skills Also Malam Abdulkarim Abdulhakrem Head of Department VSD in the state said that 50 beneficiaries were under youth transformation training scheme in vocational and technical skills Abdulhakrem said the trainees would be exposed to tailoring hair dressing plumbing catering services and electrical installation He added that 30 others had been enrolled under Environmental Beautification Training Scheme for hard and soft landscaping as well as Plaster of Paris POP ceiling NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NDE trains 80 youths on vocational skills in Adamawa
     The National Directorate of Employment NDE in Adamawa has begun the training of 80 youths on vocational skills to create job opportunities enhance wealth creation and reduce poverty in the state The Director General of the Directorate Malam Abubakar Fikpo said this during the inauguration of the training exercise on Tuesday in Yola Fikpo represented by the NDE State Coordinator Mr Mohammed Ibrahim said the exercise was aimed at equipping the trainees with the basic skills on their chosen trade He said the objectives of the programmes would change the status of the beneficiaries to be productive and contribute positively to the economy of their communities and the country According to him the skills will help participants to be employers of labour create wealth and reduce poverty in the society and charged them to take advantage of the training and acquire the skills This cannot be achieved without your cooperation You have to be respectful obedient and committed At the end of the day it will help people to be self reliant and contribute to the economy of their family community and the larger society he said The NDE boss urged the trainers to give their best for the beneficiaries to be fully skilled and be able to contribute to national economy Mr Musa Abdul Director Vocational Skills Development VSD of the NDE Abuja advised the beneficiaries to pay attention to enable them to benefit from the programme Abdul represented by Mr Ibrahim Abali Chief Procurement Officer said the directorate carefully selected the skills for participants to be productive in the skills Also Malam Abdulkarim Abdulhakrem Head of Department VSD in the state said that 50 beneficiaries were under youth transformation training scheme in vocational and technical skills Abdulhakrem said the trainees would be exposed to tailoring hair dressing plumbing catering services and electrical installation He added that 30 others had been enrolled under Environmental Beautification Training Scheme for hard and soft landscaping as well as Plaster of Paris POP ceiling NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NDE trains 80 youths on vocational skills in Adamawa
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    NDE trains 80 youths on vocational skills in Adamawa

    The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Adamawa has begun the training of 80 youths on vocational skills, to create job opportunities, enhance wealth creation and reduce poverty in the state.

    The Director-General of the Directorate, Malam Abubakar Fikpo said this during the inauguration of the training exercise on Tuesday in Yola. Fikpo, represented by the  NDE State Coordinator, Mr Mohammed Ibrahim said the exercise was aimed at equipping the trainees with the basic skills on their chosen trade.

    He said the objectives of the  programmes would change the status of the beneficiaries to be productive and contribute positively to the economy of their communities and the country.

    According to him, the skills will help participants to be employers of labour, create wealth and reduce poverty in the society, and charged them to take advantage of the training and acquire the skills “This cannot be achieved without your cooperation.

    You have to be respectful, obedient and committed.

    ”At the end of the day, it will help people to be self-reliant and contribute to the economy of their family, community and the larger society,” he said.

    The NDE boss urged the trainers to give their best for the beneficiaries to be fully skilled and be able to contribute to national economy.

    Mr Musa Abdul, Director, Vocational Skills Development (VSD) of the NDE, Abuja, advised the beneficiaries to pay attention to enable them to benefit from the programme.

    Abdul, represented by Mr Ibrahim Abali, Chief Procurement Officer said the directorate carefully selected the skills for participants to be productive in the skills.

    Also, Malam Abdulkarim Abdulhakrem, Head of Department, VSD in the state, said that 50 beneficiaries were under youth transformation training scheme in vocational and technical skills.

    Abdulhakrem said the trainees would be exposed to tailoring, hair dressing, plumbing, catering services and electrical installation.

    He added that 30 others had been enrolled under Environmental Beautification Training Scheme for hard and soft landscaping as well as Plaster of Paris (POP) ceiling.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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