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  •  Katsina State Government has announced total ban on the sale and smoking of Shisha and other non medical substances across the state with immediate effect The ban was announced in a statement issued by the state Director of Information Alhaji Buhari Mamman Daura on Friday in Katsina He said that the ban on Shisha and other non conventional intoxicants was part of the Innovative Inhalants Order 2022 signed by Gov Aminu Masari on Sept 5 This is in accordance with the powers conferred upon him by the provision of Section 5 Sub Section 2 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended With this development the sales inhalation or dealing in any non medical substances particularly shisha is banned throughout the state the director said According to the him the government took the stand in view of the increasing number of youths hooked on shisha in the state He maintained that any person who violated the order shall be guilty of an offence punishable under Section 114 of the Penal Code Law of Katsina State 2021 Medical experts disclosed that Shisha has similar health hazard to cigarettes and can cause cardiovascular complications such as angina congestive heart failure heart attack or stroke Shisha also has almost the same amount of nicotine as cigarettes NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Katsina bans sale, smoking Shisha, non-medical substances
     Katsina State Government has announced total ban on the sale and smoking of Shisha and other non medical substances across the state with immediate effect The ban was announced in a statement issued by the state Director of Information Alhaji Buhari Mamman Daura on Friday in Katsina He said that the ban on Shisha and other non conventional intoxicants was part of the Innovative Inhalants Order 2022 signed by Gov Aminu Masari on Sept 5 This is in accordance with the powers conferred upon him by the provision of Section 5 Sub Section 2 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended With this development the sales inhalation or dealing in any non medical substances particularly shisha is banned throughout the state the director said According to the him the government took the stand in view of the increasing number of youths hooked on shisha in the state He maintained that any person who violated the order shall be guilty of an offence punishable under Section 114 of the Penal Code Law of Katsina State 2021 Medical experts disclosed that Shisha has similar health hazard to cigarettes and can cause cardiovascular complications such as angina congestive heart failure heart attack or stroke Shisha also has almost the same amount of nicotine as cigarettes NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Katsina bans sale, smoking Shisha, non-medical substances
    General news3 weeks ago

    Katsina bans sale, smoking Shisha, non-medical substances

    Katsina State Government has announced total ban on the sale and smoking of Shisha and other non-medical substances across the state with immediate effect. 

    The ban was announced in a statement issued by the state Director of Information, Alhaji Buhari Mamman-Daura, on Friday in Katsina. 

    He said that the ban on Shisha and other non conventional intoxicants, was part of the Innovative Inhalants Order 2022, signed by Gov. Aminu Masari on Sept. 5. “This is in accordance with the powers conferred upon him by the provision of Section 5 Sub Section 2 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, as amended.

    “With this development, the sales, inhalation or dealing in any non-medical substances particularly shisha is banned throughout the state,” the director said.

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    According to the him, the government took the stand in view of the increasing number of youths hooked on shisha in the state.

    He maintained that any person who violated the order shall be guilty of an offence punishable under Section 114 of the Penal Code Law of Katsina State 2021. Medical experts disclosed that Shisha has similar health hazard to cigarettes and can cause cardiovascular complications such as angina, congestive heart failure, heart attack or stroke. 

    Shisha also has almost the same amount of nicotine as cigarettes.


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  •  The Federal Government has ordered that all flags in the country and missions abroad be flown at half mast on Sept 11 and Sept 12 to honour the death of Queen Elizabeth 11 The Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola made this known in a statement on Friday in Abuja We commiserate with the government and the people of UK and all the affected people of the Commonwealth and the global community The Queen is dead long live the King he said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the death of Queen Elizabeth 11 was announced on Thursday Sept 8 She was the Queen of the UK and the other Commonwealth realms from Feb 6 1952 until her death in 2022 Her reign of 70 years and 214 days was the longest of any British monarch and the second longest recorded of any monarch of a sovereign country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG orders all flags in Nigeria, foreign missions be flown at half-mast
     The Federal Government has ordered that all flags in the country and missions abroad be flown at half mast on Sept 11 and Sept 12 to honour the death of Queen Elizabeth 11 The Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola made this known in a statement on Friday in Abuja We commiserate with the government and the people of UK and all the affected people of the Commonwealth and the global community The Queen is dead long live the King he said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the death of Queen Elizabeth 11 was announced on Thursday Sept 8 She was the Queen of the UK and the other Commonwealth realms from Feb 6 1952 until her death in 2022 Her reign of 70 years and 214 days was the longest of any British monarch and the second longest recorded of any monarch of a sovereign country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG orders all flags in Nigeria, foreign missions be flown at half-mast
    Defence/Security3 weeks ago

    FG orders all flags in Nigeria, foreign missions be flown at half-mast

    The Federal Government has ordered that all flags in the country and missions abroad be flown at half-mast on Sept. 11 and Sept. 12, to honour the death of Queen Elizabeth 11. The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made this known in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

    “We commiserate with the government and the people of UK and all the affected people of the Commonwealth and the global community.

    “The Queen is dead, long live the King,” he said.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the death of Queen Elizabeth 11 was announced on Thursday (Sept. 8).

    She was the Queen of the UK and the other Commonwealth realms from Feb. 6, 1952, until her death in 2022. Her reign of 70 years and 214 days was the longest of any British monarch and the second-longest recorded of any monarch of a sovereign country.


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  •  The United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations in New York has opened a condolence register at the UN headquarters following the demise of Queen Elizabeth II the News Agency of Nigeria reports A NAN correspondent reports that some diplomats from Africa countries were among the envoys seen signing the register at the UN headquarters New York on Friday First Secretary Abudullahi Yusuf of Permanent Mission of Somalia to the UN signing condolence register at the UN headquarters on Friday in New York Also flags of Member States were seen flying at half mask in honour of the Britain s longest reigning monarch and the nation s figurehead for seven decades who died at the age of 96 on Thursday Sept 8 Earlier UN ZSecretary General Ant nio Guterres expressed his deep sadness at the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland As the UK s longest lived and longest reigning Head of State the 96 year old Queen was widely admired for her grace dignity and dedication around the world Guterres said in a statement She was a reassuring presence throughout decades of sweeping change including the decolonisation of Africa and Asia and the evolution of the Commonwealth Queen Elizabeth II was a good friend of the United Nations he said recalling that she had visited New York Headquarters twice more than 50 years apart She was deeply committed to many charitable and environmental causes and spoke movingly to delegates at the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow the UN chief said Queen Elizabeth II died on the estate known as Balmoral Castle in Scotland which had served as a royal summer retreat Over the past year she had delegated some royal duties to her eldest son Prince Charles the heir to the throne including presiding over the state opening of Parliament in May It was the first time since 1963 that the Queen did not attend the ceremony The Queen passed during a fragile moment politically after Prime Minister Boris Johnson s recent resignation New Prime Minister Liz Truss travelled on Tuesday to the royal castle in Scotland to be formally asked to form a government She became the 15th prime minister to hold office during the queen s reign the first was Winston Churchill Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne following the death of her father King George VI on Feb 6 1952 at just 25 years of age She was crowned in June the following year In February the UK kicked off a series of celebrations for the Queen s Platinum Jubilee marking 70 years of her service to the British Commonwealth Throughout her tenure the Monarch served as a living link to World War II Britain presided over a post colonial era adjustment and saw the country through what some called a bitter divorce from the European Union during Brexit After the announcement of her death crowds outside Buckingham Palace continued to grow significantly while others braved heavy rainfall at Balmoral The official website of the Royal Family was temporarily unavailable immediately following her passing but did post that the Queen had died peacefully According to news media there will be a 10 day mourning period before her funeral will take place NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Queen Elizabeth: UK mission opens condolence register at UN headquarters
     The United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations in New York has opened a condolence register at the UN headquarters following the demise of Queen Elizabeth II the News Agency of Nigeria reports A NAN correspondent reports that some diplomats from Africa countries were among the envoys seen signing the register at the UN headquarters New York on Friday First Secretary Abudullahi Yusuf of Permanent Mission of Somalia to the UN signing condolence register at the UN headquarters on Friday in New York Also flags of Member States were seen flying at half mask in honour of the Britain s longest reigning monarch and the nation s figurehead for seven decades who died at the age of 96 on Thursday Sept 8 Earlier UN ZSecretary General Ant nio Guterres expressed his deep sadness at the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland As the UK s longest lived and longest reigning Head of State the 96 year old Queen was widely admired for her grace dignity and dedication around the world Guterres said in a statement She was a reassuring presence throughout decades of sweeping change including the decolonisation of Africa and Asia and the evolution of the Commonwealth Queen Elizabeth II was a good friend of the United Nations he said recalling that she had visited New York Headquarters twice more than 50 years apart She was deeply committed to many charitable and environmental causes and spoke movingly to delegates at the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow the UN chief said Queen Elizabeth II died on the estate known as Balmoral Castle in Scotland which had served as a royal summer retreat Over the past year she had delegated some royal duties to her eldest son Prince Charles the heir to the throne including presiding over the state opening of Parliament in May It was the first time since 1963 that the Queen did not attend the ceremony The Queen passed during a fragile moment politically after Prime Minister Boris Johnson s recent resignation New Prime Minister Liz Truss travelled on Tuesday to the royal castle in Scotland to be formally asked to form a government She became the 15th prime minister to hold office during the queen s reign the first was Winston Churchill Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne following the death of her father King George VI on Feb 6 1952 at just 25 years of age She was crowned in June the following year In February the UK kicked off a series of celebrations for the Queen s Platinum Jubilee marking 70 years of her service to the British Commonwealth Throughout her tenure the Monarch served as a living link to World War II Britain presided over a post colonial era adjustment and saw the country through what some called a bitter divorce from the European Union during Brexit After the announcement of her death crowds outside Buckingham Palace continued to grow significantly while others braved heavy rainfall at Balmoral The official website of the Royal Family was temporarily unavailable immediately following her passing but did post that the Queen had died peacefully According to news media there will be a 10 day mourning period before her funeral will take place NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Queen Elizabeth: UK mission opens condolence register at UN headquarters
    Foreign3 weeks ago

    Queen Elizabeth: UK mission opens condolence register at UN headquarters

    The United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations in New York has opened a condolence register at the UN headquarters following the demise of Queen Elizabeth II, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

    A NAN correspondent reports that some diplomats from Africa countries were among the envoys seen signing the register at the UN headquarters, New York on Friday.

    First Secretary, Abudullahi Yusuf of Permanent Mission of Somalia to the UN, signing condolence register at the UN headquarters on Friday in New York.  Also, flags of Member States were seen flying at half-mask in honour of the Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and the nation’s figurehead for seven decades, who died at the age of 96 on Thursday (Sept. 8).

    Earlier, UN ZSecretary-General António Guterres expressed his deep sadness at the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

    As the UK’s longest-lived and longest-reigning Head of State, the 96-year-old Queen was widely admired for her “grace, dignity and dedication around the world,” Guterres said in a statement.

    “She was a reassuring presence throughout decades of sweeping change, including the decolonisation of Africa and Asia and the evolution of the Commonwealth”.

    Queen Elizabeth II was “a good friend of the United Nations”, he said, recalling that she had visited New York Headquarters twice, more than 50 years apart.

    “She was deeply committed to many charitable and environmental causes and spoke movingly to delegates at the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow,” the UN chief said.

    Queen Elizabeth II died on the estate known as Balmoral Castle in Scotland, which had served as a royal summer retreat.

    Over the past year, she had delegated some royal duties to her eldest son, Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, including presiding over the state opening of Parliament in May. It was the first time since 1963 that the Queen did not attend the ceremony.

    The Queen passed during a fragile moment politically after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s recent resignation.

    New Prime Minister Liz Truss travelled on Tuesday to the royal castle in Scotland, to be formally asked to form a government.

    She became the 15th prime minister to hold office during the queen’s reign – the first was Winston Churchill.

    Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne following the death of her father King George VI on Feb. 6, 1952, at just 25 years of age.

    She was crowned in June the following year.

    In February, the UK kicked off a series of celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of her service to the British Commonwealth.

    Throughout her tenure, the Monarch served as a living link to World War II Britain, presided over a post-colonial era adjustment and saw the country through what some called “a bitter divorce” from the European Union during Brexit.

    After the announcement of her death, crowds outside Buckingham Palace continued to grow significantly while others braved heavy rainfall at Balmoral.

    The official website of the Royal Family was temporarily unavailable immediately following her passing but did post that the Queen had died peacefully.

    According to news media, there will be a 10-day mourning period before her funeral will take place.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Nigeria Export Promotion Council NEPC says it has trained at least 50 non oil exporters in the South East on digital marketing Mrs Salamatu Audi from the Policy and Strategy Department of the council said this on Friday during the e Commerce training for the zone in Enugu Audi said that the training was to assist the exporters to effectively use the e Commerce platform of the council She said that the training was organised by NEPC in collaboration with the National Information Technology Development Agency NITDA She said that it had become expedient for exporters to facilitate their businesses via digital marketing because of the high rate of insecurity and dwindling economy According to Audi digital marketing gives people the opportunity to access free online portal It also helps to provide exporters the platform to have a Domain Name to market their products Before now our exporters could not do much in marketing their products because of the distance and cost involved To break barriers in business you need to be technologically savvy and have online shops Audi said that under the digital age the physical shops were no longer enough to participate in the global market So we are collaborating with NITDA to train Small and Medium Enterprises operators she said She said that the participants had already reasonably built their capacities in the global market She said that they would be given free personal domain names where they would market their products for one year Also the South East Regional Coordinator of the council Mr Arnold Jackson said that the training was to help the participants showcase their products in the global market Jackson said that e Commerce had revolutionised global trade and that people need not phisically move their products about before selling them We want to expose exporters in the zone to e Commerce platforms with a view to ensuring that they sell their products via the internet With the current reality in the country the best thing to do is to go digital but certain parameters must be put in place to be able to sell on that platform Jackson said Also an official of NEPC Mr Tony Olenloa said that non oil exports had become the only viable means of survival for the country Olenloa said that as part of its services NEPC had helped exporters to withstand global competition A representative of NITDA Mr Oguntade Adeseye said that digital marketing had helped companies create value for their customers and build strong customer relationship NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NEPC trains non-oil exporters in S’East on digital marketing
     The Nigeria Export Promotion Council NEPC says it has trained at least 50 non oil exporters in the South East on digital marketing Mrs Salamatu Audi from the Policy and Strategy Department of the council said this on Friday during the e Commerce training for the zone in Enugu Audi said that the training was to assist the exporters to effectively use the e Commerce platform of the council She said that the training was organised by NEPC in collaboration with the National Information Technology Development Agency NITDA She said that it had become expedient for exporters to facilitate their businesses via digital marketing because of the high rate of insecurity and dwindling economy According to Audi digital marketing gives people the opportunity to access free online portal It also helps to provide exporters the platform to have a Domain Name to market their products Before now our exporters could not do much in marketing their products because of the distance and cost involved To break barriers in business you need to be technologically savvy and have online shops Audi said that under the digital age the physical shops were no longer enough to participate in the global market So we are collaborating with NITDA to train Small and Medium Enterprises operators she said She said that the participants had already reasonably built their capacities in the global market She said that they would be given free personal domain names where they would market their products for one year Also the South East Regional Coordinator of the council Mr Arnold Jackson said that the training was to help the participants showcase their products in the global market Jackson said that e Commerce had revolutionised global trade and that people need not phisically move their products about before selling them We want to expose exporters in the zone to e Commerce platforms with a view to ensuring that they sell their products via the internet With the current reality in the country the best thing to do is to go digital but certain parameters must be put in place to be able to sell on that platform Jackson said Also an official of NEPC Mr Tony Olenloa said that non oil exports had become the only viable means of survival for the country Olenloa said that as part of its services NEPC had helped exporters to withstand global competition A representative of NITDA Mr Oguntade Adeseye said that digital marketing had helped companies create value for their customers and build strong customer relationship NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NEPC trains non-oil exporters in S’East on digital marketing
    Economy3 weeks ago

    NEPC trains non-oil exporters in S’East on digital marketing

    The Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC) says it has trained at least 50 non-oil exporters in the South-East on digital marketing.

    Mrs Salamatu Audi from the Policy and Strategy Department of the council said this on Friday during the e-Commerce training for the zone in Enugu.

    Audi said that the training was to assist the exporters to effectively use the e-Commerce platform of the council.

    She said that the training was organised by NEPC in collaboration with the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).

    She said that it had become expedient for exporters to facilitate their businesses via digital marketing because of the high rate of insecurity and dwindling economy.

    According to Audi, digital marketing gives people the opportunity to access free online portal.

    It also helps to provide exporters the platform to have a “Domain Name” to market their products.

    “Before now, our exporters could not do much in marketing their products because of the distance and cost involved.

    “To break barriers in business, you need to be technologically savvy and have online shops.

    ” Audi said that under the digital age, the physical shops were no longer enough to participate in the global market.

    “So, we are collaborating with NITDA to train Small and Medium Enterprises operators,” she said .

    She said that the participants “had already reasonably built their capacities in the global market”.

    She said that they would be given free personal domain names, where they would market their products for one year.

    Also, the South-East Regional Coordinator of the council, Mr Arnold Jackson, said that the training was to help the participants showcase their products in the global market.

    Jackson said that e-Commerce had revolutionised global trade and that people need not phisically move their products about before selling them.

    “We want to expose exporters in the zone to e-Commerce platforms with a view to ensuring that they sell their products via the internet.

    “With the current reality in the country, the best thing to do is to go digital but certain parameters must be put in place to be able to sell on that platform,” Jackson said.

    Also, an official of NEPC, Mr Tony Olenloa, said that non-oil exports had become the only viable means of survival for the country.

    Olenloa said that as part of its services, NEPC had helped exporters to withstand global competition.

    A representative of NITDA, Mr. Oguntade Adeseye, said that digital marketing had helped companies create value for their customers and build strong customer relationship.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Young Men s Christian Association YMCA on Friday advocated inclusion of climate change adaptation strategies into Community Development Plans CDP to tackle climate related issues Mr Ango Adamu Executive Secretary YMCA Mada Hills made the call during a capacity building workshop on CDP for the integration of climate change adaptation strategies held in Akwanga Local Government Areas of Nasarawa State According to Hills the integration of climate adaptation and justice into CDP will encourage relevant stakeholders to exploit avenues and ensure climate change adaptation strategies would be implemented to reduce its impact on human lives He said that the workshop was aimed at broadening the knowledge of participants on issues bordering on climate change as it affects them so as to take steps and firm decision in addressing them Participants will be able to develop climate mitigation plans for their communities and submit to the budget unit of their Local Government for inclusion in the 2023 budget he said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that YMCA in collaboration with the Association of Small Scale Agro Producers in Nigeria is jointly implementing African Activists for Climate Justice AACJ project in Nasarawa state with the support from Oxfam Also speaking Dr Kenneth Akpan project coordinator for AACJ project Oxfam in Nigeria said that the workshop aimed at educating people at the community level on climate plan and CDP especially people who were affected by the climate Akpan said the essence of AACJ project among other things was to galvanised African people to have a strong voice as regard to decision making on climate change negotiation table and to demand for their rights where necessary We are teaching them how to identify their dire needs in their own various communities not just to identify them but to proffer their own solutions at their level If they want to engage the authorities how did they go about it This is the modalities we are teaching them and making sure this commitments are included in the local government budgets We are also engaging government to see the need to carry these people along when designing the budget towards addressing the real need of the people This will also help what we called open governance partnership he said Speaking earlier Mr Safiyanu Isah Chairman of Akwanga Local Government Area represented by his vice Mr Shaibu Basau while declaring the workshop open called for concerted efforts to reduce impact of climate change to make the environment safer Prof Emmanuel Salau in his presentation entitled Community Development Plan Framework and Impact of Climate Change said that effective social mobilisation was critical for institutionalising citizens participation in the CDP According to Salau if Nigeria is to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs which seeks to end poverty protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all then all groups of people need to be involved in governance and development processes The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the three days workshop attracted 50 participants from three local government areas of the state Nasarawa Eggon Akwanga and Kokona KAY NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Group advocates inclusion of climate change adaptation strategies into CDP
     The Young Men s Christian Association YMCA on Friday advocated inclusion of climate change adaptation strategies into Community Development Plans CDP to tackle climate related issues Mr Ango Adamu Executive Secretary YMCA Mada Hills made the call during a capacity building workshop on CDP for the integration of climate change adaptation strategies held in Akwanga Local Government Areas of Nasarawa State According to Hills the integration of climate adaptation and justice into CDP will encourage relevant stakeholders to exploit avenues and ensure climate change adaptation strategies would be implemented to reduce its impact on human lives He said that the workshop was aimed at broadening the knowledge of participants on issues bordering on climate change as it affects them so as to take steps and firm decision in addressing them Participants will be able to develop climate mitigation plans for their communities and submit to the budget unit of their Local Government for inclusion in the 2023 budget he said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that YMCA in collaboration with the Association of Small Scale Agro Producers in Nigeria is jointly implementing African Activists for Climate Justice AACJ project in Nasarawa state with the support from Oxfam Also speaking Dr Kenneth Akpan project coordinator for AACJ project Oxfam in Nigeria said that the workshop aimed at educating people at the community level on climate plan and CDP especially people who were affected by the climate Akpan said the essence of AACJ project among other things was to galvanised African people to have a strong voice as regard to decision making on climate change negotiation table and to demand for their rights where necessary We are teaching them how to identify their dire needs in their own various communities not just to identify them but to proffer their own solutions at their level If they want to engage the authorities how did they go about it This is the modalities we are teaching them and making sure this commitments are included in the local government budgets We are also engaging government to see the need to carry these people along when designing the budget towards addressing the real need of the people This will also help what we called open governance partnership he said Speaking earlier Mr Safiyanu Isah Chairman of Akwanga Local Government Area represented by his vice Mr Shaibu Basau while declaring the workshop open called for concerted efforts to reduce impact of climate change to make the environment safer Prof Emmanuel Salau in his presentation entitled Community Development Plan Framework and Impact of Climate Change said that effective social mobilisation was critical for institutionalising citizens participation in the CDP According to Salau if Nigeria is to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs which seeks to end poverty protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all then all groups of people need to be involved in governance and development processes The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the three days workshop attracted 50 participants from three local government areas of the state Nasarawa Eggon Akwanga and Kokona KAY NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Group advocates inclusion of climate change adaptation strategies into CDP
    General news3 weeks ago

    Group advocates inclusion of climate change adaptation strategies into CDP

    The Young Men’s Christian Association YMCA on Friday advocated  inclusion of climate change adaptation strategies into Community Development Plans (CDP) to tackle climate related issues.

    Mr Ango Adamu, Executive Secretary YMCA, Mada Hills, made the call during a capacity building workshop on CDP for the integration of climate change adaptation strategies held in Akwanga Local Government Areas of Nasarawa State. 

    According to Hills, the integration of climate adaptation and justice into CDP will encourage relevant stakeholders to exploit avenues and ensure climate change adaptation strategies would be implemented to reduce its impact on human lives.

    He said that the workshop was aimed at broadening the knowledge of  participants on  issues bordering on climate change as it affects them so as to take steps and firm decision in addressing them.

    “Participants will be able to develop climate mitigation plans for their communities and submit to the budget unit of their Local Government for inclusion in the 2023 budget,” he said.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that YMCA in collaboration with the Association of Small Scale Agro – Producers in Nigeria is jointly implementing African Activists for Climate Justice (AACJ) project in Nasarawa state, with the support from Oxfam.

    Also speaking, Dr Kenneth Akpan, project coordinator for AACJ  project, Oxfam in Nigeria, said that the workshop aimed at educating people at the community level on climate plan and CDP, especially people who were affected by the climate.

    Akpan said the essence of AACJ project among other things was to galvanised African people to have a strong voice as regard to decision making on climate change negotiation table and to demand for their rights where necessary.

    “We are teaching them how to identify their dire needs in their own various communities, not just to identify them but  to proffer their own solutions at their level.

    “If they want to engage the authorities, how did they go about it.

    This is the modalities we are teaching them, and making sure this commitments are included in the local government budgets. 

    “We are also engaging government to see the need to carry these people along when designing the budget towards addressing the real need of the people.

    “This will also help what we called open governance partnership,” he said.

    Speaking earlier, Mr Safiyanu Isah, Chairman of Akwanga Local Government Area, represented by his vice, Mr Shaibu Basau, while declaring the workshop open, called for concerted efforts to reduce impact of climate change to make the environment safer.

    Prof. Emmanuel Salau, in his presentation entitled “Community Development Plan Framework and Impact of Climate Change, said that effective social mobilisation was critical for institutionalising citizens participation in the CDP.

    According to Salau, if Nigeria is to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which seeks to “end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all” then all groups of people need to be involved in governance and development processes.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the three days workshop attracted 50 participantsfrom three local government areas of the state; Nasarawa Eggon, Akwanga and Kokona.

    KAY
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  •  A one day workshop on investigative journalism in Umuahia has advised media professionals in the South East to shift emphasis from routine and sensational reporting to investigative development journalism The workshop was organised by an Owerri based media outfit called Ikenga Media and Cultural Awareness Initiative IMCAI It was sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation and supported by the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism WSCIJ Two resource persons at the workshop including Dr Uche Uwaoma a lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication Gregory University Uturu in Abia made the call in their separate presentations Uwaoma who is an Associate Professor spoke on the Fundamentals of news investigative checking He said that it would profit society more if media professionals in the country would focus more on development communication It is my opinion that journalism should shift from negative sensational reporting to development communication he said He therefore called for the establishment of more regional and community based media outfits that should focus on community development issues and human interest stories He further urged media professionals to concentrate efforts more on local issues that would have direct impact on the people s wellbeing We should strive to de emphasise Arghanistanism focusing on foreign issues at the expense of issues within our local environments he said He listed some of the challenges against investigative journalism to include insecurity the lack of modern equipment poor remuneration and lack of incentives Others he said were media influences legal constrains and unfriendly sources amongst others Also a renowned journalist and former Secretary to the Abia Government Mr Ralph Egbu spoke on Ethical issues What kind of news is news Egbu said that the ethics of journalism centred on the dos and don ts of the journalism profession According to him ethical issues deal with the dilenmas of right and wrong in the conduct of journalism practice He described the principle of objectivity fairness accuracy balance factual and truthful reporting as the hallmark of credible journalism Egbu further spoke on reward and gratification in the media saying A journalist should neither solicit nor accept bribe gratification or patronage to supress or publish information To demand payment for the publication of news is criminal to the notion of news as a fair accurate unbiased and factual report of an event He also highlighted major issues that could constitute the violation of ethics in journalism and the implications of such violation including credibility loss The Police Public Relations Officer in the state SP Godfrey Ogbonna spoke on Safety first Is the information worth the risk of news coverage what are the red flags Ogbonna advised journalists to take safety precautions anytime they planned to embark on investigative assignment In the event that you are to accompany a security agency to the scene of a crime ensure that you wear protective vest bullet proof he said In a presentation via zoom Mr Sampson Ademola from WSCIJ said that the centre was sponsoring investigative journalism in some parts of the country including Bauchi Borno and Adamawa Ademola spoke on the need for collaborative media efforts to hold government accountable He urged media professionals to focus their investigations more on the state and local governments than the centre Earlier the Coordinator and Editor in Chief of IMCAI Dr Chido Onumah and Uche Ugboajah respectively said the primary objective of the platform was to project issues bordering on the development of South East and holding the political leaders accountable Our objective is to give voice to our people and publish stories that will help to promote accountability and development of the region Our region is the most backward in terms of good governance This is because we are not holding our governors and other political office holders accountable they said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Workshop urges greater emphasis on dev’t. journalism in S’East
     A one day workshop on investigative journalism in Umuahia has advised media professionals in the South East to shift emphasis from routine and sensational reporting to investigative development journalism The workshop was organised by an Owerri based media outfit called Ikenga Media and Cultural Awareness Initiative IMCAI It was sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation and supported by the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism WSCIJ Two resource persons at the workshop including Dr Uche Uwaoma a lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication Gregory University Uturu in Abia made the call in their separate presentations Uwaoma who is an Associate Professor spoke on the Fundamentals of news investigative checking He said that it would profit society more if media professionals in the country would focus more on development communication It is my opinion that journalism should shift from negative sensational reporting to development communication he said He therefore called for the establishment of more regional and community based media outfits that should focus on community development issues and human interest stories He further urged media professionals to concentrate efforts more on local issues that would have direct impact on the people s wellbeing We should strive to de emphasise Arghanistanism focusing on foreign issues at the expense of issues within our local environments he said He listed some of the challenges against investigative journalism to include insecurity the lack of modern equipment poor remuneration and lack of incentives Others he said were media influences legal constrains and unfriendly sources amongst others Also a renowned journalist and former Secretary to the Abia Government Mr Ralph Egbu spoke on Ethical issues What kind of news is news Egbu said that the ethics of journalism centred on the dos and don ts of the journalism profession According to him ethical issues deal with the dilenmas of right and wrong in the conduct of journalism practice He described the principle of objectivity fairness accuracy balance factual and truthful reporting as the hallmark of credible journalism Egbu further spoke on reward and gratification in the media saying A journalist should neither solicit nor accept bribe gratification or patronage to supress or publish information To demand payment for the publication of news is criminal to the notion of news as a fair accurate unbiased and factual report of an event He also highlighted major issues that could constitute the violation of ethics in journalism and the implications of such violation including credibility loss The Police Public Relations Officer in the state SP Godfrey Ogbonna spoke on Safety first Is the information worth the risk of news coverage what are the red flags Ogbonna advised journalists to take safety precautions anytime they planned to embark on investigative assignment In the event that you are to accompany a security agency to the scene of a crime ensure that you wear protective vest bullet proof he said In a presentation via zoom Mr Sampson Ademola from WSCIJ said that the centre was sponsoring investigative journalism in some parts of the country including Bauchi Borno and Adamawa Ademola spoke on the need for collaborative media efforts to hold government accountable He urged media professionals to focus their investigations more on the state and local governments than the centre Earlier the Coordinator and Editor in Chief of IMCAI Dr Chido Onumah and Uche Ugboajah respectively said the primary objective of the platform was to project issues bordering on the development of South East and holding the political leaders accountable Our objective is to give voice to our people and publish stories that will help to promote accountability and development of the region Our region is the most backward in terms of good governance This is because we are not holding our governors and other political office holders accountable they said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Workshop urges greater emphasis on dev’t. journalism in S’East
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    Workshop urges greater emphasis on dev’t. journalism in S’East

    A one-day workshop on investigative journalism in Umuahia has advised media professionals in the South-East to shift emphasis from routine and sensational reporting to investigative development journalism.

    The workshop was organised by an Owerri-based media outfit, called Ikenga Media and Cultural Awareness Initiative (IMCAI).

    It was sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation and supported by the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ).

    Two resource persons at the workshop, including Dr Uche Uwaoma, a lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, Gregory University, Uturu in Abia, made the call in their separate presentations.

    Uwaoma, who is an Associate Professor, spoke on the “Fundamentals of news investigative -checking”.

    He said that it would profit society more if media professionals in the country would focus more on development communication.

    “It is my opinion that journalism should shift from negative sensational reporting to development communication,” he said.

    He, therefore, called for the establishment of more regional and community-based media outfits that should focus on community-development issues and human interest stories.

    He further urged media professionals to concentrate efforts more on local issues that would have direct impact on the people’s wellbeing.

    “We should strive to de-emphasise Arghanistanism – focusing on foreign issues at the expense of issues within our local environments,” he said.

    He listed some of the challenges against investigative journalism to include insecurity, the lack of modern equipment, poor remuneration and lack of incentives.

    Others, he said, were media influences, legal constrains and unfriendly sources, amongst others.

    Also, a renowned journalist and former Secretary to the Abia Government, Mr Ralph Egbu, spoke on “Ethical issues: What kind of news is news.

    ” Egbu said that the ethics of journalism centred on the dos and don’ts of the journalism profession.

    According to him, ethical issues “deal with the dilenmas of right and wrong in the conduct of journalism practice.

    ” He described the principle of objectivity, fairness, accuracy, balance, factual and truthful reporting as the hallmark of credible journalism.

    Egbu further spoke on reward and gratification in the media, saying: “A journalist should neither solicit nor accept bribe, gratification, or patronage to supress or publish information.

    “To demand payment for the publication of news is criminal to the notion of news as a fair, accurate, unbiased and factual report of an event.

    ” He also highlighted major issues that could constitute the violation of ethics in journalism and the implications of such violation, including credibility loss.

    The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Godfrey Ogbonna, spoke on “Safety first: Is the information worth the risk of news coverage – what are the red flags”.

    Ogbonna advised journalists to take safety precautions anytime they planned to embark on investigative assignment.

    “In the event that you are to accompany a security agency to the scene of a crime, ensure that you wear protective vest (bullet proof),” he said.

    In a presentation via zoom, Mr Sampson Ademola from WSCIJ said that the centre was sponsoring investigative journalism in some parts of the country, including Bauchi, Borno and Adamawa.

    Ademola spoke on the need for collaborative media efforts to hold government accountable.

    He urged media professionals to focus their investigations more on the state and local governments than the centre.

    Earlier, the Coordinator and Editor-in-Chief of IMCAI, Dr Chido Onumah and Uche Ugboajah, respectively, said the primary objective of the platform was to project issues bordering on the development of South-East and holding the political leaders accountable.

    “Our objective is to give voice to our people and publish stories that will help to promote accountability and  development of the region.

    “Our region is the most backward in terms of good governance.

    “This is because we are not holding our governors and other political office holders accountable,” they said.


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  •  The Management of Plateau State University Bokkos has declared a no work no pay policy on its striking workers This is contained in a memo signed by the Registrar of the university Mr Yakubu Ayuba in Jos on Friday According to him the decision of the management followed the directive by the Governing Council of the university at the end of its 50th meeting held on Sept 7 The registrar said that the issues that led to the declaration of strike by both the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU of the university in Dec 2021 had been resolved He explained that government had signed a Memorandum of Agreement MoA with ASUU on Aug 9 saying that the eight issues that led to the declaration of strike by SSANU had also been resolved Ayuba noted that the ongoing strike by the ASUU of the institution was just in solidarity with its national body hence unnecessary In view of this the state government and governing council of the university have directed the implementation of no work no pay policy for members of the two unions who fail to resume work Consequent upon this the management of the university acting on the decision of the 50th meeting of the governing council held on Sept 7 hereby requests members of ASUU and SSANU to resume at their duty posts in the university on Thursday Sept 8 Failure to do so management will be paying the salaries of only those who resume and subsequently non compliance with the directive may attract further administrative measures including declaration of redundancy for those considered to have voluntarily withdrawn their services he said Ayuba said that attendance registers had been stationed at various faculties departments and units of the university to ensure strict compliance with the directives Reacting to the directive Dr Monday Hassan Chairman of ASUU in the university said that his chapter would continue to stand by its national body at all times He said that the university had benefited a lot in terms of projects and other interventions through the struggle of ASUU We are standing by our national body of ASUU there is no going back on this because solidarity is forever Our university has benefitted a lot from the struggles of ASUU in terms of projects executed by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund TETFUND which is the result of struggle by ASUU he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    No work, no pay, Plateau varsity tells striking workers
     The Management of Plateau State University Bokkos has declared a no work no pay policy on its striking workers This is contained in a memo signed by the Registrar of the university Mr Yakubu Ayuba in Jos on Friday According to him the decision of the management followed the directive by the Governing Council of the university at the end of its 50th meeting held on Sept 7 The registrar said that the issues that led to the declaration of strike by both the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU of the university in Dec 2021 had been resolved He explained that government had signed a Memorandum of Agreement MoA with ASUU on Aug 9 saying that the eight issues that led to the declaration of strike by SSANU had also been resolved Ayuba noted that the ongoing strike by the ASUU of the institution was just in solidarity with its national body hence unnecessary In view of this the state government and governing council of the university have directed the implementation of no work no pay policy for members of the two unions who fail to resume work Consequent upon this the management of the university acting on the decision of the 50th meeting of the governing council held on Sept 7 hereby requests members of ASUU and SSANU to resume at their duty posts in the university on Thursday Sept 8 Failure to do so management will be paying the salaries of only those who resume and subsequently non compliance with the directive may attract further administrative measures including declaration of redundancy for those considered to have voluntarily withdrawn their services he said Ayuba said that attendance registers had been stationed at various faculties departments and units of the university to ensure strict compliance with the directives Reacting to the directive Dr Monday Hassan Chairman of ASUU in the university said that his chapter would continue to stand by its national body at all times He said that the university had benefited a lot in terms of projects and other interventions through the struggle of ASUU We are standing by our national body of ASUU there is no going back on this because solidarity is forever Our university has benefitted a lot from the struggles of ASUU in terms of projects executed by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund TETFUND which is the result of struggle by ASUU he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    No work, no pay, Plateau varsity tells striking workers
    Education3 weeks ago

    No work, no pay, Plateau varsity tells striking workers

    The Management of Plateau State University, Bokkos, has declared a `no-work, no-pay’ policy on its striking workers.

    This is contained in a memo signed by the Registrar of the university, Mr Yakubu Ayuba, in Jos on Friday.

    According to him, the decision of the management followed the directive by the Governing Council of the university at the end of its 50th meeting held on Sept. 7. The registrar said that the issues that led to the declaration of strike by both the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) of the university in Dec. 2021, had been resolved.

    He explained that government had signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with ASUU on Aug. 9, saying that the eight issues that led to the declaration of strike by SSANU had also been resolved.

    Ayuba noted that the ongoing strike by the ASUU of the institution was just in solidarity with its national body, hence unnecessary.

    ”In view of this, the state government and governing council of the university have directed the implementation of `no-work, no- pay’’ policy for members of the two unions who fail to resume work.

    ”Consequent upon this, the management of the university, acting on the decision of the 50th meeting of the governing council held on Sept. 7, hereby requests members of ASUU and SSANU to resume at their duty posts in the university on Thursday, Sept. 8. ”Failure to do so management will be paying the salaries of only those who resume and subsequently, non-compliance with the directive may attract further administrative measures including declaration of redundancy for those considered to have voluntarily withdrawn their services,” he said.

    Ayuba said that attendance registers had been stationed at various faculties, departments and units of the university to ensure strict compliance with the directives.

    Reacting to the directive, Dr Monday Hassan, Chairman of ASUU in the university, said that his chapter would continue to stand by its national body at all times.

    He said that the university had benefited a lot in terms of projects and other interventions through the struggle of ASUU.

    ”We are standing by our national body of ASUU; there is no going back on this because solidarity is forever.

    ”Our university has benefitted a lot from the struggles of ASUU in terms of projects executed by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) which is the result of struggle by ASUU,” he said.


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  •  Gov Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti has been elected the President of the Forum of Governors of of Africa at the body s election held in Saidia Morocco Mr Yinka Oyebode the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor made this known in a statement on Friday in Ado Ekiti Oyebode said Mr Oumarou Ousmanou theGovernor of Northern Region of Cameroon was elected Vice President Central Africa while Prof Peter Anyang Nyongo Governor Kisumu County Kenya was elected Vice President East Africa He said that Mme Bouida Mbarka President Morrocan Council of Regions was elected Vice President North Africa and David Makhura Premier Gauteng Province was also elected Vice President Southern Africa According to the statement Fayemi in his acceptance speech described the victory as a burden of history Leadership isn t just a title but an instrument that should be used to influence policies that would impact positively on the people It is time Africans stopped agonising and start organising The forum will work assiduously to promote the vision of deepening decentralisation and devolution for the material benefit of African people Fayemi was quoted as saying Fayemi who is also the Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum pledged to use his office to strengthen the quest for African integration through the promotion of African Union s Agenda 2063 and the SDGs 2030 He thanked his colleagues in the forum for the honour reiterating that all present must exhibit the desire to work in tandem with the Africa Union AU agenda Three other Nigerian governors in attendance at the two day meeting were Godwin Obaseki Edo Abdullahi Sule Nassarawa and Abdullahi Umar Ganduje Kano NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Fayemi emerges President Forum of Governors Regions/States of Africa
     Gov Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti has been elected the President of the Forum of Governors of of Africa at the body s election held in Saidia Morocco Mr Yinka Oyebode the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor made this known in a statement on Friday in Ado Ekiti Oyebode said Mr Oumarou Ousmanou theGovernor of Northern Region of Cameroon was elected Vice President Central Africa while Prof Peter Anyang Nyongo Governor Kisumu County Kenya was elected Vice President East Africa He said that Mme Bouida Mbarka President Morrocan Council of Regions was elected Vice President North Africa and David Makhura Premier Gauteng Province was also elected Vice President Southern Africa According to the statement Fayemi in his acceptance speech described the victory as a burden of history Leadership isn t just a title but an instrument that should be used to influence policies that would impact positively on the people It is time Africans stopped agonising and start organising The forum will work assiduously to promote the vision of deepening decentralisation and devolution for the material benefit of African people Fayemi was quoted as saying Fayemi who is also the Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum pledged to use his office to strengthen the quest for African integration through the promotion of African Union s Agenda 2063 and the SDGs 2030 He thanked his colleagues in the forum for the honour reiterating that all present must exhibit the desire to work in tandem with the Africa Union AU agenda Three other Nigerian governors in attendance at the two day meeting were Godwin Obaseki Edo Abdullahi Sule Nassarawa and Abdullahi Umar Ganduje Kano NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Fayemi emerges President Forum of Governors Regions/States of Africa
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    Fayemi emerges President Forum of Governors Regions/States of Africa

    Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti has been elected the President of the Forum of Governors of of Africa at the body’s election held in Saidia, Morocco.

    Mr Yinka Oyebode, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, made this known in a statement on Friday in Ado-Ekiti.

    Oyebode said Mr Oumarou Ousmanou, theGovernor of Northern Region of Cameroon was elected Vice President (Central Africa); while Prof. Peter Anyang Nyongo, Governor, Kisumu County, Kenya was elected Vice President (East Africa).

    He said that Mme Bouida Mbarka, President, Morrocan Council of Regions was elected Vice President (North Africa) and David Makhura, Premier, Gauteng Province, was also elected Vice President, (Southern Africa).

    According to the statement, Fayemi, in his acceptance speech, described the victory as “a burden of history”.

    “Leadership isn’t just a title, but an instrument that should be used to influence policies that would impact positively on the people.

    “It is time Africans stopped agonising and start organising.

    “The forum will work assiduously to promote the vision of deepening decentralisation and devolution for the material benefit of African people,” Fayemi was quoted as saying.

    Fayemi, who is also the Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, pledged to use his office to strengthen the quest for African integration through the promotion of African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the SDGs 2030. He thanked his colleagues in the forum for the honour, reiterating that all present must exhibit the desire to work in tandem with the Africa Union (AU) agenda.

    Three other Nigerian governors in attendance at the two-day meeting were: Godwin Obaseki (Edo); Abdullahi Sule (Nassarawa) and Abdullahi Umar Ganduje (Kano).


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  •  Child Youth Protection Foundation CYPF has called on relevant stakeholders to do more to protect schools and students in vulnerable communities from attacks The National Coordinator of CYPF Mr Kolawole Olatosimi said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja to commemorate the International Day to Protect Education from Attacks Olatosomi said the students across the country needed to be reassured that the society would do all it can to protect them from all forms of harm and also provide the essentials needed for their growth and development The conflict in some parts of the country is increasing the number of out of school children and if nothing is done to address this situation we risk having a security situation in the future The safety of our nation is at great risk if we do not address the plight of children in conflict communities Olatosimi said He said relevant stakeholders which include the the ministry of education communities law enforcement agencies traditional and religious leaders parents and also most importantly the children have important roles to play in ensuring safety Around the world attacks on children continue unabated as warring parties flout one of the most basic rules of war the protection of children The protracted nature of conflicts today is affecting the futures of entire generations of children he said Olatosimi said without access to education a generation of children living in conflicts would grow up without the skills they need to contribute to their countries and economies He said a child s right to education cannot be safeguarded in conflict zones without education itself being protected saying education can be a life saver Olatosomi said Out of school children are easy targets of abuse exploitation and recruitment by armed forces and groups Schools should provide a safe space where children can be protected from threats and crises It is also a critical step to breaking the cycle of crisis and reduces the likelihood of future conflicts NAN reports that International Day to Protect Education from Attacks 2022 is observed on Sept 9 annually It is a day of annual observance that aims to draw attention towards attacks on students teachers and education institutions and the use of schools for military purposesthat happens during armed conflicts The day also raises awareness of the efforts aimed at promoting and protecting the right to education and facilitating the continuation of education in armed conflicts including the Safe Schools Declaration OEO NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Foundation wants  stakeholders to protect schools in vulnerable communities
     Child Youth Protection Foundation CYPF has called on relevant stakeholders to do more to protect schools and students in vulnerable communities from attacks The National Coordinator of CYPF Mr Kolawole Olatosimi said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja to commemorate the International Day to Protect Education from Attacks Olatosomi said the students across the country needed to be reassured that the society would do all it can to protect them from all forms of harm and also provide the essentials needed for their growth and development The conflict in some parts of the country is increasing the number of out of school children and if nothing is done to address this situation we risk having a security situation in the future The safety of our nation is at great risk if we do not address the plight of children in conflict communities Olatosimi said He said relevant stakeholders which include the the ministry of education communities law enforcement agencies traditional and religious leaders parents and also most importantly the children have important roles to play in ensuring safety Around the world attacks on children continue unabated as warring parties flout one of the most basic rules of war the protection of children The protracted nature of conflicts today is affecting the futures of entire generations of children he said Olatosimi said without access to education a generation of children living in conflicts would grow up without the skills they need to contribute to their countries and economies He said a child s right to education cannot be safeguarded in conflict zones without education itself being protected saying education can be a life saver Olatosomi said Out of school children are easy targets of abuse exploitation and recruitment by armed forces and groups Schools should provide a safe space where children can be protected from threats and crises It is also a critical step to breaking the cycle of crisis and reduces the likelihood of future conflicts NAN reports that International Day to Protect Education from Attacks 2022 is observed on Sept 9 annually It is a day of annual observance that aims to draw attention towards attacks on students teachers and education institutions and the use of schools for military purposesthat happens during armed conflicts The day also raises awareness of the efforts aimed at promoting and protecting the right to education and facilitating the continuation of education in armed conflicts including the Safe Schools Declaration OEO NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Foundation wants  stakeholders to protect schools in vulnerable communities
    Education3 weeks ago

    Foundation wants  stakeholders to protect schools in vulnerable communities

    Child Youth Protection Foundation (CYPF) has called on relevant stakeholders to do more to protect schools and students in vulnerable communities from attacks.

    The National Coordinator of CYPF, Mr Kolawole Olatosimi said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja to commemorate the International Day to Protect Education from Attacks.

    Olatosomi said the students across the country needed to be reassured that the society would do all it can to protect them from all forms of harm and also provide the essentials needed for their growth and development.

    “The conflict in some parts of the country is increasing the number of out- of-school children and if nothing is done to address this situation, we risk  having a security situation in the future.

    ” The safety of our nation is at great risk if we do not address the plight of children in conflict communities,” Olatosimi said.

    He said relevant stakeholders which include the the ministry of education, communities,law enforcement agencies, traditional and religious leaders, parents and also most importantly the children, have important roles to play in ensuring safety.

    “Around the world, attacks on children continue unabated, as warring parties flout one of the most basic rules of war, the protection of children.

    ” The protracted nature of conflicts today is affecting the futures of entire generations of children,”he said.

    Olatosimi said without access to education, a generation of children living in conflicts would grow up without the skills they need to contribute to their countries and economies.

    He said a child’s right to education cannot be safeguarded in conflict zones without education itself being protected, saying education can be a life-saver.

    Olatosomi said: “Out-of-school, children are easy targets of abuse, exploitation and recruitment by armed forces and groups.

    “Schools should provide a safe space where children can be protected from threats and crises.

    “It is also a critical step to breaking the cycle of crisis and reduces the likelihood of future conflicts.

    ” NAN reports that International Day to Protect Education from Attacks 2022 is observed on Sept. 9, annually.

    It is a day of annual observance that aims to draw attention towards attacks on students, teachers and education institutions and the use of schools for military purposesthat happens during armed conflicts.

    The day also raises awareness of the efforts aimed at promoting and protecting the right to education and facilitating the continuation of education in armed conflicts, including the Safe Schools Declaration.

    OEO
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  •  The Federal University Dutsin Ma FUDMA in Katsina State has won a N32 million research grant from South Africa s National Research Foundation NRF Pretoria Malam Habib Umar Amin Spokesperson for the university said in a statement that the fund would be used for Transdisciplinary Research for Pathways to Sustainability Collaborative Research Action NRF is an agency of the South African Government created to contribute to national development by supporting promoting and advancing research and human capacity development through funding And also through the provision of necessary research infrastructure to facilitate the creation of knowledge innovation and development in all fields of science and technology This includes humanities social sciences and indigenous knowledge In his reaction to the grant FUDMA Vice Chancellor Prof Armaya u Hamisu Bichi congratulated the university community for the feat Hamisu Bichi assured the institution of his determination to continue Strengthening it for more grants to boost staff and students capacity for such researchers He commended the university s Directorate for Research and Development for the efforts in securing the grant and putting the name of the university in a global perspective to achieve its vision and mission NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Fed. University Katsina wins N32m S/African research grant
     The Federal University Dutsin Ma FUDMA in Katsina State has won a N32 million research grant from South Africa s National Research Foundation NRF Pretoria Malam Habib Umar Amin Spokesperson for the university said in a statement that the fund would be used for Transdisciplinary Research for Pathways to Sustainability Collaborative Research Action NRF is an agency of the South African Government created to contribute to national development by supporting promoting and advancing research and human capacity development through funding And also through the provision of necessary research infrastructure to facilitate the creation of knowledge innovation and development in all fields of science and technology This includes humanities social sciences and indigenous knowledge In his reaction to the grant FUDMA Vice Chancellor Prof Armaya u Hamisu Bichi congratulated the university community for the feat Hamisu Bichi assured the institution of his determination to continue Strengthening it for more grants to boost staff and students capacity for such researchers He commended the university s Directorate for Research and Development for the efforts in securing the grant and putting the name of the university in a global perspective to achieve its vision and mission NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Fed. University Katsina wins N32m S/African research grant
    Education3 weeks ago

    Fed. University Katsina wins N32m S/African research grant

    The Federal University Dutsin-Ma (FUDMA) in Katsina State, has won a N32 million research grant from South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF), Pretoria.

    Malam Habib Umar-Amin, Spokesperson for the university, said in a statement that the fund would be used for ‘Transdisciplinary Research for Pathways to Sustainability Collaborative Research Action”.

    “NRF is an agency of the South African Government created to contribute to national development by supporting, promoting and advancing research and human capacity development through funding.

    “And also through the provision of necessary research infrastructure, to facilitate the creation of knowledge, innovation and development in all fields of science and technology.

    This includes humanities, social sciences and indigenous knowledge.

    In his reaction to the grant, FUDMA Vice Chancellor, Prof. Armaya’u Hamisu-Bichi, congratulated the university community for the feat.

    Hamisu-Bichi assured the institution of his determination to continue Strengthening it for more grants, to boost staff and students’ capacity for such researchers He commended the university’s Directorate for Research and Development for the efforts in securing the grant and putting the name of the university in a global perspective to achieve its vision and mission.


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