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  •  A political support group has advised Nigerians to vote for competence intelligence experience and wisdom in the 2023 general elections The National Co ordinator No Alternative To Tinubu 2023 NATT2023 Mr Vincent Uba gave the advice in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday Uba said that in casting vote for who to rule Nigeria in 2023 emphasis should not be on age and religion but on competence intelligence experience wisdom and past records of the candidates Uba said that the country should learn from the United States of America where Nigeria copied its democracy which recognized the right of the young and the old to seek elective positions He expressed confidence that the track record of achievements of the All Progressives Congress APC Presidential Candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu would not only distinguish him from other candidates but would also speak for him in the 2023 election Uba said the he believed that the track record of achievements and the will of God would be major determinant factors of who emerged as next president of Nigeria in 2023 Talking about competence experience wisdom and intelligence there is no one among all the presidential contestants that can match Bola Tinubu This can be attested to by his numerous achievements when he was the governor of Lagos State He laid the foundation for modern Lagos that till date the state remains in reality the centre of excellence Tinubu established the Lagos Waste Management Authority LAWMA for the purpose of keeping Lagos clean as well as creating employment He also established the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority LASTMA which other states have since copied to control traffic on their roads Uba said The national coordinator added that Tinubu also initiated the blueprint for the construction of the Eko Atlantic City which when fully completed would become another wonder of the world The Lekki free zone which is now the cynosure of industrial eyes which boasts of one of the largest refineries in the world was initiated by Tinubu The Economic Summit that is now a global tool for development was first started by Tinubu According to him Tinubu is the first to start the Independent Power Project to improve power supply while he also initiated the Treasury Single Account TSA in Lagos State which was later adopted by the Federal Government Uba added that Tinubu was also the first to promote digitalization of Lagos tax system to boost the state internally generated revenue He said as a governor Tinubu also created more local government councils from the existing Local government areas in Lagos to bring development to the grassroots which was later copied by many state governments All these and many more achievements not mentioned are in public Uba said Uba also expressed confidence in Tinubu s ability to select the best team to manage Nigeria when elected president in 2023 He said that Tinubu demonstrated the attribute when he was governor by going outside Lagos State to select some of his carbinet members across ethnic and religious boundaries Uba added that Tinubu has demonstrated the attribute by selecting a man with track records of excellent performance former Governor of Borno State Sen Kassim Shettima as his running mate NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Vote for competence, experience, group urges Nigerians
     A political support group has advised Nigerians to vote for competence intelligence experience and wisdom in the 2023 general elections The National Co ordinator No Alternative To Tinubu 2023 NATT2023 Mr Vincent Uba gave the advice in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday Uba said that in casting vote for who to rule Nigeria in 2023 emphasis should not be on age and religion but on competence intelligence experience wisdom and past records of the candidates Uba said that the country should learn from the United States of America where Nigeria copied its democracy which recognized the right of the young and the old to seek elective positions He expressed confidence that the track record of achievements of the All Progressives Congress APC Presidential Candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu would not only distinguish him from other candidates but would also speak for him in the 2023 election Uba said the he believed that the track record of achievements and the will of God would be major determinant factors of who emerged as next president of Nigeria in 2023 Talking about competence experience wisdom and intelligence there is no one among all the presidential contestants that can match Bola Tinubu This can be attested to by his numerous achievements when he was the governor of Lagos State He laid the foundation for modern Lagos that till date the state remains in reality the centre of excellence Tinubu established the Lagos Waste Management Authority LAWMA for the purpose of keeping Lagos clean as well as creating employment He also established the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority LASTMA which other states have since copied to control traffic on their roads Uba said The national coordinator added that Tinubu also initiated the blueprint for the construction of the Eko Atlantic City which when fully completed would become another wonder of the world The Lekki free zone which is now the cynosure of industrial eyes which boasts of one of the largest refineries in the world was initiated by Tinubu The Economic Summit that is now a global tool for development was first started by Tinubu According to him Tinubu is the first to start the Independent Power Project to improve power supply while he also initiated the Treasury Single Account TSA in Lagos State which was later adopted by the Federal Government Uba added that Tinubu was also the first to promote digitalization of Lagos tax system to boost the state internally generated revenue He said as a governor Tinubu also created more local government councils from the existing Local government areas in Lagos to bring development to the grassroots which was later copied by many state governments All these and many more achievements not mentioned are in public Uba said Uba also expressed confidence in Tinubu s ability to select the best team to manage Nigeria when elected president in 2023 He said that Tinubu demonstrated the attribute when he was governor by going outside Lagos State to select some of his carbinet members across ethnic and religious boundaries Uba added that Tinubu has demonstrated the attribute by selecting a man with track records of excellent performance former Governor of Borno State Sen Kassim Shettima as his running mate NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Vote for competence, experience, group urges Nigerians
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    2023: Vote for competence, experience, group urges Nigerians

    A political support group has advised Nigerians to vote for competence, intelligence, experience, and wisdom in the 2023 general elections.The National Co-ordinator, No Alternative To Tinubu 2023 (NATT2023 ), Mr. Vincent Uba, gave the advice in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday.Uba said that in casting vote for who to rule Nigeria in 2023, emphasis should not be on age and religion but on competence, intelligence, experience, wisdom, and past records of the candidates.Uba said that the country should learn from the United States of America, where Nigeria copied its democracy, which recognized the right of the young and the old to seek elective positions He expressed confidence that the track record of achievements of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu would not only distinguish him from other candidates but would also speak for him in the 2023 election.Uba said the he believed that the track record of achievements and the will of God would be major determinant factors of who emerged as next president of Nigeria in 2023. “Talking about competence, experience, wisdom and intelligence, there is no one among all the presidential contestants that can match Bola Tinubu.“This can be attested to by his numerous achievements when he was the governor of Lagos State.“He laid the foundation for modern Lagos that till date, the state remains in reality, the centre of excellence.“Tinubu established the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) for the purpose of keeping Lagos clean as well as creating employment.“He also established the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) which other states have since copied to control traffic on their roads,’’ Uba said.The national coordinator added that Tinubu also initiated the blueprint for the construction of the Eko Atlantic City, which when fully completed, would become another wonder of the world.“The Lekki free zone which is now the cynosure of industrial eyes which boasts of one of the largest refineries in the world, was initiated by Tinubu.“The Economic Summit that is now a global tool for development was first started by Tinubu.’’According to him, Tinubu is the first to start the “Independent Power Project” to improve power supply, while he also initiated the Treasury Single Account (TSA) in Lagos State, which was later adopted by the Federal Government.Uba added that Tinubu was also the first to promote digitalization of Lagos tax system to boost the state internally generated revenue.He said as a governor, Tinubu also created more local government councils from the existing Local government areas in Lagos to bring development to the grassroots, which was later copied by many state governments.“All these and many more achievements not mentioned are in public,’’ Uba said.Uba also expressed confidence in Tinubu’s ability to select the best team to manage Nigeria when elected president in 2023.He said that Tinubu demonstrated the attribute when he was governor by going outside Lagos State to select some of his carbinet members across ethnic and religious boundaries.Uba added that Tinubu has demonstrated the attribute by selecting a man with track records of excellent performance, former Governor of Borno State, Sen. Kassim Shettima, as his running mate.NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Director General of Voice of Nigeria VON Mr Osita Okechukwu says the 2023 general elections in Nigeria will mirror many aspects of the recent presidential poll in the Republic of Kenya among which are electronic transmission of results and expected outcome In a statement on Sunday Okechukwu said the crisis of confidence and mutual suspicion dogging the major opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP where the national chairman Dr Iyorchia Ayu received a controversial vote of confidence from the party s National Executive Committee NEC He regretted what he called the comedy of errors and odd consensus in PDP caused by the unholy alliance between the duo of Ayu and the party s presidential candidate former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to breach the PDP s constitution and by extension the power rotation gentleman agreement that holds Nigeria together According to Okechukwu what Ayu succeeded in doing by retaining the imbalance between the North and South in the PDP and arrogantly refusing to step down from his party s high horse chairmanship is simply to wilfully coronate Abubakar as Nigeria s 2023 version of His Excellency Raila Odinga You will note that after all both Atiku and Raila share a lot in common former Vice Presidents and serial presidential candidates Indeed Ayu has by his nepotism has given us impetus to from henceforth with no harm meant address Nigeria s former Vice President as His Excellency Atiku Odinga he declared The APC chieftain narrated how most patriotic Nigerians waited with high expectations that the 79th PDP National Executive Council will take a profound decision aimed at redressing the North South imbalance by placating the betrayed members of its Southern bloc with the chairmanship But having superimposed nepotism and arrogantly breached PDP Constitution Ayu and Atiku rather propelled the tokenism of swapping the ceremonial BOT chairmanship which was akin to telling a child at a village ceremony that since plates to serve rice have finished he should open his palms to collect his portion Okechukwu stated Okechukwu also a foundation member of the All Progressives Congress APC said that PDP has finally convinced Nigerians that they are neither prepared nor interested in building a harmonious united and progressive country Atiku and Ayu have regrettably painted PDP in opaque colour of party of share the money stomach infrastructure and rent seekers by placing their personal interests above national unity I dare say that by this unholy divisive alliance PDP has manipulated itself out of contention for the 2023 general elections hence the Odinga insignia he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Ayu crowns Atiku as Nigeria’s Raila Odinga, says VON DG
     The Director General of Voice of Nigeria VON Mr Osita Okechukwu says the 2023 general elections in Nigeria will mirror many aspects of the recent presidential poll in the Republic of Kenya among which are electronic transmission of results and expected outcome In a statement on Sunday Okechukwu said the crisis of confidence and mutual suspicion dogging the major opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP where the national chairman Dr Iyorchia Ayu received a controversial vote of confidence from the party s National Executive Committee NEC He regretted what he called the comedy of errors and odd consensus in PDP caused by the unholy alliance between the duo of Ayu and the party s presidential candidate former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to breach the PDP s constitution and by extension the power rotation gentleman agreement that holds Nigeria together According to Okechukwu what Ayu succeeded in doing by retaining the imbalance between the North and South in the PDP and arrogantly refusing to step down from his party s high horse chairmanship is simply to wilfully coronate Abubakar as Nigeria s 2023 version of His Excellency Raila Odinga You will note that after all both Atiku and Raila share a lot in common former Vice Presidents and serial presidential candidates Indeed Ayu has by his nepotism has given us impetus to from henceforth with no harm meant address Nigeria s former Vice President as His Excellency Atiku Odinga he declared The APC chieftain narrated how most patriotic Nigerians waited with high expectations that the 79th PDP National Executive Council will take a profound decision aimed at redressing the North South imbalance by placating the betrayed members of its Southern bloc with the chairmanship But having superimposed nepotism and arrogantly breached PDP Constitution Ayu and Atiku rather propelled the tokenism of swapping the ceremonial BOT chairmanship which was akin to telling a child at a village ceremony that since plates to serve rice have finished he should open his palms to collect his portion Okechukwu stated Okechukwu also a foundation member of the All Progressives Congress APC said that PDP has finally convinced Nigerians that they are neither prepared nor interested in building a harmonious united and progressive country Atiku and Ayu have regrettably painted PDP in opaque colour of party of share the money stomach infrastructure and rent seekers by placing their personal interests above national unity I dare say that by this unholy divisive alliance PDP has manipulated itself out of contention for the 2023 general elections hence the Odinga insignia he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Ayu crowns Atiku as Nigeria’s Raila Odinga, says VON DG
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    2023: Ayu crowns Atiku as Nigeria’s Raila Odinga, says VON DG

    The Director-General of Voice of Nigeria (VON),Mr Osita Okechukwu says the 2023 general elections in Nigeria will mirror many aspects of the recent presidential poll in the Republic of Kenya, among which are electronic transmission of results and expected outcome.

    In a statement on Sunday, Okechukwu said the crisis of confidence and mutual suspicion dogging the major opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), where the national chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, received a controversial vote of confidence from the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC).

    He regretted what he called the comedy of errors and odd consensus in PDP caused by the unholy alliance between the duo of Ayu and the party’s presidential candidate, former Vice- President Atiku Abubakar, to breach the PDP’s constitution and by extension the power rotation gentleman agreement that holds Nigeria together.

    According to Okechukwu, what Ayu succeeded in doing by retaining the imbalance between the North and South in the PDP and arrogantly refusing to step down from his party’s high horse chairmanship, is simply to wilfully coronate Abubakar, as Nigeria’s 2023 version of His Excellency Raila Odinga.

    “You will note that after all, both Atiku and Raila share a lot in common – former Vice Presidents, and serial presidential candidates.

    Indeed, Ayu has by his nepotism has given us impetus to, from henceforth, with no harm meant, address Nigeria’s former Vice-President as His Excellency Atiku Odinga,” he declared.

    The APC chieftain narrated how most patriotic Nigerians waited with high expectations that the 79th PDP National Executive Council will take a profound decision aimed at redressing the North-South imbalance by placating the betrayed members of its Southern bloc with the chairmanship.

    “But, having superimposed nepotism and arrogantly breached PDP Constitution; Ayu and Atiku rather propelled the tokenism of swapping the ceremonial BOT chairmanship, which was akin to telling a child at a village ceremony that since plates to serve rice have finished, he should open his palms to collect his portion,” Okechukwu stated.

    Okechukwu, also a foundation member of the All Progressives Congress (APC)said that PDP has finally convinced Nigerians that they are neither prepared nor interested in building a harmonious, united and progressive country.

    “Atiku and Ayu have regrettably painted PDP in opaque colour of party of share the money, stomach infrastructure, and rent seekers; by placing their personal interests above national unity.

    I dare say that by this unholy divisive alliance, PDP has manipulated itself out of contention for the 2023 general elections, hence the Odinga insignia,” he said.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Renaissance Sportive de Berkane winners of the 20212022 CAF Confederation Cup beat Wydad Athletic Club 2 0 on Saturday to win the 31st edition of the CAF Super Cup Goals from Cherki El Bahri in the 32nd minute and Sofian El Moudane from the penalty spot in the 71st minute were all the Berkanis needed to emerge victorious in the Moroccan derby The News Agency of Nigeria reports that RS Berkane thus clinched their first ever CAF Super Cup trophy at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat Morocco Meanwhile Wydad who added their name on the list of winners of the competition in 2018 missed an opportunity to add a second catch to their bag The Oranges goalkeeper Hamza Hamiani Akbi was named Man of the Match He succeeded in keeping the Berkanis goal untouched throughout the game and played a huge role in the victory RS Berkane s season begins in the most beautiful way The club led by the Algerian Abdelhak Benchikha since the departure of the Congolese coach Florent Ibeng surprised spectators by their control of the game and clearly showed their ambitions for this new season NewsSourceCredit NAN
    RS Berkane win first ever CAF Super Cup
     Renaissance Sportive de Berkane winners of the 20212022 CAF Confederation Cup beat Wydad Athletic Club 2 0 on Saturday to win the 31st edition of the CAF Super Cup Goals from Cherki El Bahri in the 32nd minute and Sofian El Moudane from the penalty spot in the 71st minute were all the Berkanis needed to emerge victorious in the Moroccan derby The News Agency of Nigeria reports that RS Berkane thus clinched their first ever CAF Super Cup trophy at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat Morocco Meanwhile Wydad who added their name on the list of winners of the competition in 2018 missed an opportunity to add a second catch to their bag The Oranges goalkeeper Hamza Hamiani Akbi was named Man of the Match He succeeded in keeping the Berkanis goal untouched throughout the game and played a huge role in the victory RS Berkane s season begins in the most beautiful way The club led by the Algerian Abdelhak Benchikha since the departure of the Congolese coach Florent Ibeng surprised spectators by their control of the game and clearly showed their ambitions for this new season NewsSourceCredit NAN
    RS Berkane win first ever CAF Super Cup
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    RS Berkane win first ever CAF Super Cup

    Renaissance Sportive de Berkane, winners of the 20212022 CAF Confederation Cup, beat Wydad Athletic Club 2-0 on Saturday to win the 31st edition of the CAF Super Cup. Goals from Cherki El Bahri in the 32nd minute and Sofian El Moudane from the penalty spot in the 71st minute were all the Berkanis needed to emerge victorious in the Moroccan derby.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that RS Berkane thus clinched their first ever CAF Super Cup trophy at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat, Morocco.

    Meanwhile, Wydad who added their name on the list of winners of the competition in 2018, missed an opportunity to add a second catch to their bag.

    The Oranges’ goalkeeper Hamza Hamiani Akbi was named Man of the Match.

    He succeeded in keeping the Berkanis’ goal untouched throughout the game and played a huge role in the victory.

    RS Berkane’s season begins in the most beautiful way.

    The club, led by the Algerian Abdelhak Benchikha, since the departure of the Congolese coach Florent Ibengé, surprised spectators by their control of the game and clearly showed their ambitions for this new season.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Prof Musa Maitafsir the Director National Teachers Institute NTI Kaduna says it will build the capacity of 5 000 teachers across Nigeria Maitafsir disclosed this in an Interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja The Director said that the gesture followed the approval of the exercise by the Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu He stated that the exercise was part of the 2022 appropriated funds released to the Institute under the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs Maitafsir said Over the years NTI ha been very active in carrying out this primary assignment based in the Act no 7 of 1978 The act mandates the Institute to train and retrain Nigerian teachers using distance learning techniques He also said that the Institute had commenced the 2022 Nigeria Communication Commission NCC Education Support Fund for Digital Literacy training of Nigerian teachers According to him the Institute had also commenced the 2021 UBEC Basic Education Support Fund across the country NTI had also started the Digital Literacy Programme of Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning Empoweent AGILE projets in Kebbi and Katsina states the NTI CEO added Maitafsir also said that various capital and constituency training workshops across some National Assembly constituencies in the nation were ongoing He said the Institute has put in place all the necessary mechanisms that will ensure successful and impactful training workshops This is for a truly effective and valuable approach to teaching and learning that teachers of today desire to excel in their jobs Maitafsir commended the Federal Government for according priority to the teaching profession and teacher education since the beginning of the present administration He vowed we in the Institute would continue to do our best in discharging our mandate creditably NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NTI to build capacities of 5,000 teachers–Director
     Prof Musa Maitafsir the Director National Teachers Institute NTI Kaduna says it will build the capacity of 5 000 teachers across Nigeria Maitafsir disclosed this in an Interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja The Director said that the gesture followed the approval of the exercise by the Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu He stated that the exercise was part of the 2022 appropriated funds released to the Institute under the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs Maitafsir said Over the years NTI ha been very active in carrying out this primary assignment based in the Act no 7 of 1978 The act mandates the Institute to train and retrain Nigerian teachers using distance learning techniques He also said that the Institute had commenced the 2022 Nigeria Communication Commission NCC Education Support Fund for Digital Literacy training of Nigerian teachers According to him the Institute had also commenced the 2021 UBEC Basic Education Support Fund across the country NTI had also started the Digital Literacy Programme of Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning Empoweent AGILE projets in Kebbi and Katsina states the NTI CEO added Maitafsir also said that various capital and constituency training workshops across some National Assembly constituencies in the nation were ongoing He said the Institute has put in place all the necessary mechanisms that will ensure successful and impactful training workshops This is for a truly effective and valuable approach to teaching and learning that teachers of today desire to excel in their jobs Maitafsir commended the Federal Government for according priority to the teaching profession and teacher education since the beginning of the present administration He vowed we in the Institute would continue to do our best in discharging our mandate creditably NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NTI to build capacities of 5,000 teachers–Director
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    NTI to build capacities of 5,000 teachers–Director

    Prof. Musa Maitafsir, the Director, National Teachers’ Institute (NTI), Kaduna, says it will build the capacity of 5,000 teachers across Nigeria.

    Maitafsir disclosed this in an Interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja.

    The Director said that the gesture followed the approval of the exercise by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu.

    He stated that the exercise was part of the 2022 appropriated funds released to the Institute under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    Maitafsir said: “Over the years, NTI ha been very active in carrying out this primary assignment based in the Act no.

    7 of 1978. “The act mandates the Institute to train and retrain Nigerian teachers using distance learning techniques.

    ” He also said that the Institute had commenced the 2022 Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC), Education Support Fund for Digital Literacy training of Nigerian teachers.

    According to him, the Institute had also commenced the 2021 UBEC Basic Education Support Fund across the country.

    “NTI had also started the Digital Literacy Programme of Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning Empoweent (AGILE) projets in Kebbi and Katsina states,” the NTI CEO added.

    Maitafsir also said that various capital and constituency training workshops across some National Assembly constituencies in the nation were ongoing.

    He said,”the Institute has put in place all the necessary mechanisms that will ensure successful and impactful training workshops.

    “This is for a truly effective and valuable approach to teaching and learning that teachers of today desire to excel in their jobs.

    ” Maitafsir commended the Federal Government for according priority to the teaching profession and teacher education since the beginning of the present administration.

    He vowed,”we in the Institute would continue to do our best in discharging our mandate creditably.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC says that understanding and appreciating the culture and beliefs of other Nigerians will prevent culture shocks and promote national unity The Director General of the NCAC Otunba Olusegun Runsewe gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja According to Runsewe parents have a major role to play in cementing cultural integration and breaking the problem of language barriers among others You will see that when it comes to inter ethnic marriages culture differences are among some of the challenges that the families are going to face This is because if you don t understand the cultural content of the person you are close to you are bound to have issues with the person So somebody from Ekiti State for instance must eat his pounded yam three times a day but this is not the way in other cultures The Ekiti man has made up his mind that this is what he likes But somebody from Sokoto State wants to take Fura da nunu that is his belief Runsewe said that Nigerians needed to reason together to see what united them rather than the issues dividing them For me we need to critically look and appreciate what brings us together as a people rather than what separates us He therefore urged public and private schools to reintroduce history as a subject in the school curriculum to make Nigerians to understand their past According to him Nigerian children need to know the history of their country because the history of Nigeria encapsulates great Nigerians who fought to build a united Nigeria I m sure you saw what happened few weeks ago The Lagos State government reintroduced history as a subject in the curriculum of schools in the state Do you know that 70 per cent of our leaders don t even know the history of Nigeria The history of Nigeria is those great Nigerians who fought to build a united Nigeria But at the end of the day we will see that most of the youths don t even know these people they don t even have an idea of what happened If you don t know how you got to where you are how then will you appreciate going back to where you are coming from So these are some of the issues Runsewe said that the NCAC was always organising school competitions on mother tongue and other related ideas In fact we are about the only agency that on the commemoration of Children Day puts up a special completion for children Last year the Korea Embassy joined us So in most cases what happens is that nobody celebrates our best We are always victims of negative things The director general recalled that during the annual National Festival of Arts and Culture NCAC had over six youth programmes which captured every stratum of Nigerian life Many people who come to visit and see what we were doing gave us credit But before now nobody was taking care of our children If you don t keep them busy they will become busy negatively We are happy that all those changes are coming up now and we are assuring Nigerians that will continue to put in our best as an agency the NCAC chief said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Understanding Nigeria’s culture `ll promote national unity: Runsewe
     The National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC says that understanding and appreciating the culture and beliefs of other Nigerians will prevent culture shocks and promote national unity The Director General of the NCAC Otunba Olusegun Runsewe gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja According to Runsewe parents have a major role to play in cementing cultural integration and breaking the problem of language barriers among others You will see that when it comes to inter ethnic marriages culture differences are among some of the challenges that the families are going to face This is because if you don t understand the cultural content of the person you are close to you are bound to have issues with the person So somebody from Ekiti State for instance must eat his pounded yam three times a day but this is not the way in other cultures The Ekiti man has made up his mind that this is what he likes But somebody from Sokoto State wants to take Fura da nunu that is his belief Runsewe said that Nigerians needed to reason together to see what united them rather than the issues dividing them For me we need to critically look and appreciate what brings us together as a people rather than what separates us He therefore urged public and private schools to reintroduce history as a subject in the school curriculum to make Nigerians to understand their past According to him Nigerian children need to know the history of their country because the history of Nigeria encapsulates great Nigerians who fought to build a united Nigeria I m sure you saw what happened few weeks ago The Lagos State government reintroduced history as a subject in the curriculum of schools in the state Do you know that 70 per cent of our leaders don t even know the history of Nigeria The history of Nigeria is those great Nigerians who fought to build a united Nigeria But at the end of the day we will see that most of the youths don t even know these people they don t even have an idea of what happened If you don t know how you got to where you are how then will you appreciate going back to where you are coming from So these are some of the issues Runsewe said that the NCAC was always organising school competitions on mother tongue and other related ideas In fact we are about the only agency that on the commemoration of Children Day puts up a special completion for children Last year the Korea Embassy joined us So in most cases what happens is that nobody celebrates our best We are always victims of negative things The director general recalled that during the annual National Festival of Arts and Culture NCAC had over six youth programmes which captured every stratum of Nigerian life Many people who come to visit and see what we were doing gave us credit But before now nobody was taking care of our children If you don t keep them busy they will become busy negatively We are happy that all those changes are coming up now and we are assuring Nigerians that will continue to put in our best as an agency the NCAC chief said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Understanding Nigeria’s culture `ll promote national unity: Runsewe
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    Understanding Nigeria’s culture `ll promote national unity: Runsewe

    The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) says that understanding and appreciating the culture and beliefs of other Nigerians will prevent culture shocks and promote national unity.

    The Director-General of the NCAC, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja.

    According to Runsewe, parents have a major role to play in cementing cultural integration and breaking the problem of language barriers, among others.

    “You will see that when it comes to inter-ethnic marriages, culture differences are among some of the challenges that the families are going to face.

    “This is because if you don’t understand the cultural content of the person you are close to, you are bound to have issues with the person.

    “So, somebody from Ekiti State, for instance, must eat his pounded yam three times a day but this is not the way in other cultures.

    “The Ekiti man has made up his mind that this is what he likes.

    But somebody from Sokoto State wants to take Fura da nunu, that is his belief.

    ” Runsewe said that Nigerians needed to reason together to see what united them, rather than the issues dividing them.

    “For me, we need to critically look and appreciate what brings us together as a people rather than what separates us.

    ” He, therefore, urged public and private schools to reintroduce history as a subject in the school curriculum, to make Nigerians to understand their past.

    According to him, Nigerian children need to know the history of their country because the history of Nigeria encapsulates great Nigerians who fought to build a united Nigeria.

    “I’m sure you saw what happened few weeks ago.

    The Lagos State government reintroduced history as a subject in the curriculum of schools in the state.

    “Do you know that 70 per cent of our leaders don’t even know the history of Nigeria?

    The history of Nigeria is those great Nigerians, who fought to build a united Nigeria.

    “But at the end of the day, we will see that most of the youths don’t even know these people, they don’t even have an idea of what happened.

    “If you don’t know how you got to where you are, how then will you appreciate going back to where you are coming from?

    So, these are some of the issues.

    ” Runsewe said that the NCAC was always organising school competitions on mother tongue and other related ideas.

    “In fact, we are about the only agency that on the commemoration of Children Day, puts up a special completion for children.

    “Last year, the Korea Embassy joined us.

    So, in most cases, what happens is that nobody celebrates our best.

    We are always victims of negative things.

    ” The director-general recalled that during the annual National Festival of Arts and Culture, NCAC had over six youth programmes, which captured every stratum of Nigerian life “Many people, who come to visit and see what we were doing, gave us credit.

    “But before now, nobody was taking care of our children.

    If you don’t keep them busy, they will become busy negatively.

    “We are happy that all those changes are coming up now and we are assuring Nigerians that will continue to put in our best as an agency,” the NCAC chief said.


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  •  The Speaker Nasarawa State House of Assembly Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi has advised newly married couples to adopt three core values to make their matrimony tick and enviable Abdullahi enjoined couples to show understanding patience and love in order to build a peaceful and successful home The speaker gave the task at the traditional wedding of Mr AKaa Lyambee one of his security details and Josephine Maichibi in Wasa Station Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Saturday Abdullahi represented by his Chief of Staff Mr Aboky Suleiman reminded them said that no marriage would be successful without the values of tolerance patience understanding and love among other good attributes I am happy to be here as he who takes good wife takes good thing The most important travel for one to do is when you travel to look for a partner that is when you look for a husband or a wife I want to advise Mr Akaa and his beautiful wife Josephine to show understanding tolerance patience and love among other good attributes These are the basis for any peaceful and successful married life he said While congratulating the new couple the speaker wished them happy and blessed married life Mr Saleh Bature the representative of the bride s family said the family has recieved N65 000 as bride price apart from other items paid as tradition demand Mr Akaa Stephen representative of the groom s family also confirmed the payment of N65 000 to the family of the bride aside other items paid Other dignitaries who spoke at the event urged the couple not to allow third party interference in their family affairs Responding the bride and the groom thanked God for making their dream become a reality The couple appreciated the speaker and other guests for gracing the occasion and and prayed God to grant them journey mercies to their various destinations The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the wedding had in attendance Alhaji Alkali Haruna Director of Finance and Accounts Nasarawa State House of Assembly Hajiya Hadiza Bako Director of Administration and Supplies of the assembly Others were Alhaji Mohammed Usman Special Adviser to the Speaker of the state legislature on Political Matters and Mr Alhassan Salihu Personal Assistant to the speaker among other staff of the assembly friends and other well wishers NAN also reports that the bride and groom were ushered in alongside dignitaries police friends and family members among others as they all dance at different stages of the colourful traditional wedding NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nasarawa Speaker tasks couples on 3 core values
     The Speaker Nasarawa State House of Assembly Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi has advised newly married couples to adopt three core values to make their matrimony tick and enviable Abdullahi enjoined couples to show understanding patience and love in order to build a peaceful and successful home The speaker gave the task at the traditional wedding of Mr AKaa Lyambee one of his security details and Josephine Maichibi in Wasa Station Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Saturday Abdullahi represented by his Chief of Staff Mr Aboky Suleiman reminded them said that no marriage would be successful without the values of tolerance patience understanding and love among other good attributes I am happy to be here as he who takes good wife takes good thing The most important travel for one to do is when you travel to look for a partner that is when you look for a husband or a wife I want to advise Mr Akaa and his beautiful wife Josephine to show understanding tolerance patience and love among other good attributes These are the basis for any peaceful and successful married life he said While congratulating the new couple the speaker wished them happy and blessed married life Mr Saleh Bature the representative of the bride s family said the family has recieved N65 000 as bride price apart from other items paid as tradition demand Mr Akaa Stephen representative of the groom s family also confirmed the payment of N65 000 to the family of the bride aside other items paid Other dignitaries who spoke at the event urged the couple not to allow third party interference in their family affairs Responding the bride and the groom thanked God for making their dream become a reality The couple appreciated the speaker and other guests for gracing the occasion and and prayed God to grant them journey mercies to their various destinations The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the wedding had in attendance Alhaji Alkali Haruna Director of Finance and Accounts Nasarawa State House of Assembly Hajiya Hadiza Bako Director of Administration and Supplies of the assembly Others were Alhaji Mohammed Usman Special Adviser to the Speaker of the state legislature on Political Matters and Mr Alhassan Salihu Personal Assistant to the speaker among other staff of the assembly friends and other well wishers NAN also reports that the bride and groom were ushered in alongside dignitaries police friends and family members among others as they all dance at different stages of the colourful traditional wedding NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nasarawa Speaker tasks couples on 3 core values
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    Nasarawa Speaker tasks couples on 3 core values

    The Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, has advised newly married couples to adopt three core values to make their matrimony tick and enviable.

    Abdullahi enjoined couples to show understanding, patience and love in order to build a peaceful and successful home.

    The speaker gave the task at the traditional wedding of Mr AKaa Lyambee, one of his security details, and Josephine Maichibi, in Wasa Station, Sanga Local  Government Area of Kaduna State on Saturday.

    Abdullahi, represented by his Chief of Staff, Mr Aboky Suleiman, reminded them said that no marriage would be successful without the values of tolerance, patience, understanding and love, among other good attributes.

    “I am happy to be here as he who takes good wife takes good thing.

    “The most important travel for one to do is when you travel to look for a partner, that is when you look for a husband or a wife.

    “I want to advise Mr Akaa and his beautiful wife, Josephine, to show understanding, tolerance, patience and love, among other good attributes.

    “These are the basis for any peaceful and successful married life,” he said.

    While congratulating the new couple, the speaker wished them happy and blessed married life.

    Mr Saleh Bature, the representative of the bride’s family, said the family has recieved N65,000 as bride price apart from other items paid as tradition demand.

    Mr Akaa Stephen, representative of the groom’s family, also confirmed the payment of N65,000 to the family of the bride aside other items paid.

    Other dignitaries, who spoke at the event urged the couple not to allow third party interference in their family affairs.

    Responding, the bride and the groom thanked God for making their dream become a reality.

    The couple appreciated the speaker and other guests for gracing the occasion and and prayed God to grant them journey mercies to their various destinations.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the wedding had in attendance Alhaji Alkali Haruna, Director of Finance and Accounts, Nasarawa State House of Assembly; Hajiya Hadiza Bako, Director of Administration and Supplies of the assembly. 

    Others were Alhaji Mohammed Usman, Special Adviser to the Speaker of the state legislature on Political Matters; and Mr Alhassan Salihu, Personal Assistant to the speaker, among other staff of the assembly, friends and other well wishers.

    NAN also reports that the bride and groom were ushered in alongside dignitaries, police, friends and family members, among others, as they all dance at different stages of the colourful traditional wedding.


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  •  The Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC Otunba Olusegun Runsewe has cautioned Nigerians against blowing the country s problems out of proportion The NCAC boss made the appeal in an interview with correspondents of the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Sunday He said that blowing the country s problems out of proportion was capable of hampering the progress and development of the country According to him while the issue of insecurity for instance is a challenge the best thing to do is to keep pushing as citizens while relevant agencies work to tackle the problems There is no country in the world that is 100 per cent free of insecurity and there is no country in the world that does not have its own Boko Haram insurgents Also there is no country in the world that would wait until the entire security network becomes 100 per cent before they start protecting what they have For instance NCAC held a programme recently in Abuja and we had over 54 countries in attendance and over 42 ambassadors What does that tell us it tells us that yes we have challenges but we do not have to wait until the last day of our challenges before we move Nigeria forward Runsewe called for concerted effort by Nigerians to help the country navigate through its challenges The Northerners have a proverb that says no matter how pretty someone is the person will have to continue bathing to maintain the beauty So Nigeria is a beautiful country and we should continue to bath it to maintain it in spite of the challenges and in no time by the grace of God we will overcome the problems We sincerely hope that we overcome some of these challenges because no country can become a champion if it does not overcome its challenges The director general also called for respect for one another s culture saying it was a panacea to peaceful co existence in the country Runsewe said the different cultures in Nigeria had different ways of doing things noting that every culture should be respected An Igbo man would break kola nut and pour libation to celebrate and someone gets angry and asks why he should break kola nut Well that is his culture Again you go to the Hausa man s house and he asks you to remove your shoes because he prays there and you pick offence saying what rubbish Then you go to the Yoruba man s house and you meet him eating with his hands with smoke of the amala yam meal coming out of every part of his hands and you say it is local With all these scenarios I have painted definitely we will have disagreements So we should respect one another s culture for peace to reign Runsewe however expressed his optimism that Nigeria would eventually overcome its challenges and take its pride of place in the comity of nations NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Runsewe cautions on blowing Nigeria’s challenges out of proportion
     The Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC Otunba Olusegun Runsewe has cautioned Nigerians against blowing the country s problems out of proportion The NCAC boss made the appeal in an interview with correspondents of the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Sunday He said that blowing the country s problems out of proportion was capable of hampering the progress and development of the country According to him while the issue of insecurity for instance is a challenge the best thing to do is to keep pushing as citizens while relevant agencies work to tackle the problems There is no country in the world that is 100 per cent free of insecurity and there is no country in the world that does not have its own Boko Haram insurgents Also there is no country in the world that would wait until the entire security network becomes 100 per cent before they start protecting what they have For instance NCAC held a programme recently in Abuja and we had over 54 countries in attendance and over 42 ambassadors What does that tell us it tells us that yes we have challenges but we do not have to wait until the last day of our challenges before we move Nigeria forward Runsewe called for concerted effort by Nigerians to help the country navigate through its challenges The Northerners have a proverb that says no matter how pretty someone is the person will have to continue bathing to maintain the beauty So Nigeria is a beautiful country and we should continue to bath it to maintain it in spite of the challenges and in no time by the grace of God we will overcome the problems We sincerely hope that we overcome some of these challenges because no country can become a champion if it does not overcome its challenges The director general also called for respect for one another s culture saying it was a panacea to peaceful co existence in the country Runsewe said the different cultures in Nigeria had different ways of doing things noting that every culture should be respected An Igbo man would break kola nut and pour libation to celebrate and someone gets angry and asks why he should break kola nut Well that is his culture Again you go to the Hausa man s house and he asks you to remove your shoes because he prays there and you pick offence saying what rubbish Then you go to the Yoruba man s house and you meet him eating with his hands with smoke of the amala yam meal coming out of every part of his hands and you say it is local With all these scenarios I have painted definitely we will have disagreements So we should respect one another s culture for peace to reign Runsewe however expressed his optimism that Nigeria would eventually overcome its challenges and take its pride of place in the comity of nations NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Runsewe cautions on blowing Nigeria’s challenges out of proportion
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    Runsewe cautions on blowing Nigeria’s challenges out of proportion

    The Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, has cautioned Nigerians against blowing the country’s problems out of proportion.

    The NCAC boss made the appeal in an interview with correspondents of the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Sunday.

    He said that blowing the country’s problems out of proportion was capable of hampering the progress and development of the country.

    According to him, while the issue of insecurity for instance is a challenge, the best thing to do is to keep pushing as citizens, while relevant agencies work to tackle the problems.

    “There is no country in the world that is 100 per cent free of insecurity and there is no country in the world that does not have its own Boko Haram (insurgents).

    “Also, there is no country in the world that would wait until the entire security network becomes 100 per cent before they start protecting what they have.

    “For instance, NCAC held a programme recently in Abuja and we had over 54 countries in attendance and over 42 ambassadors.

    “What does that tell us, it tells us that yes, we have challenges but we do not have to wait until the last day of our challenges before we move Nigeria forward.

    ” Runsewe called for concerted effort by Nigerians to help the country navigate through its challenges.

    “The Northerners have a proverb that says no matter how pretty someone is, the person will have to continue bathing to maintain the beauty.

    “So, Nigeria is a beautiful country and we should continue to bath it to maintain it, in spite of the challenges and in no time by the grace of God, we will overcome the problems.

    “We sincerely hope that we overcome some of these challenges because no country can become a champion, if it does not overcome its challenges.

    ” The director-general also called for respect for one another’s culture, saying it was a panacea to peaceful co-existence in the country.

    Runsewe said the different cultures in Nigeria had different ways of doing things, noting that every culture should be respected.

    “An Igbo man would break kola nut and pour libation to celebrate and someone gets angry and asks why he should break kola nut.

    Well, that is his culture.

    “Again, you go to the Hausa man’s house and he asks you to remove your shoes because he prays there and you pick offence, saying what rubbish.

    “Then you go to the Yoruba man’s house and you meet him eating with his hands with smoke of the amala (yam meal) coming out of every part of his hands and you say it is local.

    “With all these scenarios, I have painted, definitely we will have disagreements.

    So, we should respect one another’s culture for peace to reign.

    ” Runsewe, however, expressed his optimism that Nigeria would eventually overcome its challenges and take its pride of place in the comity of nations.


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  •  The Federal Government has rolled out the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme GEEP 2 0 to assist the poor and vulnerable people in Abia Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development launched the national phase of the programme in Umuahia The minister who was represented by Mrs Nkechi Onwukwe Director Special Needs said it was a programme designed by President Muhammadu Buhari s administration for vulnerable and low income Nigerians According to her the programme is meant for those who are involved in some sort of commercial activities cum capacity but have never had the opportunity to access loans She explained that it was meant to give priority to the most vulnerable in the society such as widows youths disabled and the displaced amongst others She said GEEP is captured in three signature schemes namely the TraderMoni loan of N50 000 targeted uplifting under privileged and marginalised youths between the ages 18 40 years Market Moni an empowerment programme designed for under privileged and marginalised women widows divorcees amongst other vulnerable groups Then FarmerMoni loan scheme which is equally designed to provide agricultural inputs worth up to a maximum of N300 000 to rural farmers Farouq explained that about 20 722 potential beneficiaries were registered across the 17 council areas in Abia out of which 4 144 of them were selected after verification According to her the successful beneficiaries of the GEEP programme will start receiving credit alert from Access Bank immediately after the inauguration on Saturday She said that the programme was a consolidation of the National Social Investment Programme NSIP designed by the Federal Government under the leadership of President Buhari She said that the programme was being implemented in close partnerships with the State Government adding that the effort was a clear demonstration of collective commitment to address poverty The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Federal Government also launched the disbursement of grants of N20 000 each to 3 107 beneficiaries across the 17 council areas under its Grant for Vulnerable Groups GVG programme NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG rolls out GEEP for vulnerable in Abia
     The Federal Government has rolled out the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme GEEP 2 0 to assist the poor and vulnerable people in Abia Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development launched the national phase of the programme in Umuahia The minister who was represented by Mrs Nkechi Onwukwe Director Special Needs said it was a programme designed by President Muhammadu Buhari s administration for vulnerable and low income Nigerians According to her the programme is meant for those who are involved in some sort of commercial activities cum capacity but have never had the opportunity to access loans She explained that it was meant to give priority to the most vulnerable in the society such as widows youths disabled and the displaced amongst others She said GEEP is captured in three signature schemes namely the TraderMoni loan of N50 000 targeted uplifting under privileged and marginalised youths between the ages 18 40 years Market Moni an empowerment programme designed for under privileged and marginalised women widows divorcees amongst other vulnerable groups Then FarmerMoni loan scheme which is equally designed to provide agricultural inputs worth up to a maximum of N300 000 to rural farmers Farouq explained that about 20 722 potential beneficiaries were registered across the 17 council areas in Abia out of which 4 144 of them were selected after verification According to her the successful beneficiaries of the GEEP programme will start receiving credit alert from Access Bank immediately after the inauguration on Saturday She said that the programme was a consolidation of the National Social Investment Programme NSIP designed by the Federal Government under the leadership of President Buhari She said that the programme was being implemented in close partnerships with the State Government adding that the effort was a clear demonstration of collective commitment to address poverty The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Federal Government also launched the disbursement of grants of N20 000 each to 3 107 beneficiaries across the 17 council areas under its Grant for Vulnerable Groups GVG programme NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG rolls out GEEP for vulnerable in Abia
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    FG rolls out GEEP for vulnerable in Abia

    The Federal Government has rolled out the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) 2.0 to assist the poor and vulnerable people in Abia.  Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, launched the national phase of the programme in Umuahia.

    The minister, who was represented by Mrs Nkechi Onwukwe, Director, Special Needs, said it was a programme designed by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for vulnerable and low-income Nigerians.

    According to her, the programme is meant for those  who are involved in some sort of commercial activities cum capacity but have never had the opportunity to access loans.

    She explained that it was meant to give priority to the most vulnerable in the society such as  widows, youths, disabled and the displaced amongst others.

    She said: “GEEP is captured in three signature schemes namely the TraderMoni loan of N50,000, targeted uplifting under-privileged and marginalised youths between the ages 18-40 years.

    ” Market Moni,  an empowerment programme designed for under privileged and marginalised women – widows, divorcees amongst other vulnerable groups.

    “Then FarmerMoni loan scheme  which is equally designed to provide agricultural inputs worth up to a maximum of N300,000 to rural farmers.

    ”Farouq explained that about 20,722 potential beneficiaries were registered across the 17 council areas in Abia, out of which 4,144 of them were selected after verification.

    According to her, the successful beneficiaries of the GEEP programme will start receiving credit alert from Access Bank immediately after the inauguration on Saturday.

    She said that the programme was  a consolidation of the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) designed by the Federal Government under the leadership of President Buhari.

    She said that the programme was being implemented in close partnerships with the State Government, adding that the  effort was a clear demonstration of  collective commitment to address poverty.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Federal Government also launched the disbursement of grants of N20,000 each to 3,107 beneficiaries across the 17 council areas under its Grant for Vulnerable Groups (GVG) programme.


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  •  Otunba Olusegun Runsewe Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC says that adopting native solutions will go a long way in curbing rape cases and other vices Runsewe made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja He said that anybody found guilty of vices such as rape advance fee fraud and other related crimes should be taken to his or her family house to dance by the village square We have to use local and native approach to tackle issues of rape advance fee fraud and other vices Many of our people go abroad come back and give us bad name because of their crimes yet they come back to celebrate and promote these vices So what I think we should do from now is that once somebody commits a crime the person should be taken close to the family house Let them dance by the village square I m telling you that you will be shock that you won t get anyone committing crimes Runsewe said that the major reason why crimes had continued was that somebody that committed crime would get bail from one top person in society So let us put it this way both the person that committed the crime and the man standing for his bail should go to jail You will see that nobody will go again Once they know that they can t buy off the security agents on issues like these I can assure you that a lot of changes is around the corner Runsewe stated NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Native solutions will curb rape, other vices, says Runsewe
     Otunba Olusegun Runsewe Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC says that adopting native solutions will go a long way in curbing rape cases and other vices Runsewe made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja He said that anybody found guilty of vices such as rape advance fee fraud and other related crimes should be taken to his or her family house to dance by the village square We have to use local and native approach to tackle issues of rape advance fee fraud and other vices Many of our people go abroad come back and give us bad name because of their crimes yet they come back to celebrate and promote these vices So what I think we should do from now is that once somebody commits a crime the person should be taken close to the family house Let them dance by the village square I m telling you that you will be shock that you won t get anyone committing crimes Runsewe said that the major reason why crimes had continued was that somebody that committed crime would get bail from one top person in society So let us put it this way both the person that committed the crime and the man standing for his bail should go to jail You will see that nobody will go again Once they know that they can t buy off the security agents on issues like these I can assure you that a lot of changes is around the corner Runsewe stated NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Native solutions will curb rape, other vices, says Runsewe
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    Native solutions will curb rape, other vices, says Runsewe

    Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), says that adopting “native solutions’’ will go a long way in curbing rape cases and other vices.

    Runsewe made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja.

    He said that anybody found guilty of vices such as rape, advance fee fraud and other related crimes should be taken to his or her family house to dance by the village square.

    “We have to use local and native approach to tackle issues of rape, advance fee fraud and other vices.

    “Many of our people go abroad, come back and give us bad name because of their crimes, yet they come back to celebrate and promote these vices.

    “So, what I think we should do from now is that once somebody commits a crime, the person should be taken close to the family house.

    Let them dance by the village square.

    “I’m telling you that you will be shock that you won’t get anyone committing crimes.

    ” Runsewe said that the major reason why crimes had continued was that somebody that committed crime would get bail from one top person in society.

    “So, let us put it this way: both the person that committed the crime and the man standing for his bail should go to jail.

    You will see that nobody will go again.

    “Once they know that they can’t buy off the security agents on issues like these, I can assure you that a lot of changes is around the corner,” Runsewe stated.


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  •  The Director General National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC Otunba Segun Runsewe has expressed concern over how preference for foreign languages was affecting Nigerian languages The NCAC boss told the News Agency of Nigeria in an interview on Sunday in Abuja that the growing trend was disturbing He said unless something drastic was done to protect Nigerian Languages a lot of them would go extinct in the near future He said the problem was more pronounced with the use of English language because it is the country s official language Today if you go for an occasion and you speak English language wrongly people will laugh at you But if you speak Hausa Igbo or Yoruba in that manner nobody will know you made a mistake because it flows It is natural The problem is that parents want their children to speak English phonetics Today parents who know their children can speak good English would make sure they come out to interact with them so that their visitors would know where they spend their money This is unfortunate but that is where we find ourselves he said Runsewe called for adequate enlightenment to enable parents schools and relevant agencies to know the danger poor usage of Nigerian languages posed to sustaining Nigeria s culture When you hear that a child made Credit in English that child will be celebrated but a child that makes Credit in Igbo Yoruba or Hausa will not be recognised If you go to places like China and Dubai English is not their national language In Europe for instance once you move from London to Ireland you will discover they do not speak English language I am a bit worried that it will be difficult to sort that issue out in Nigeria except there is a legal backing that English language should cease to be our national language he urged Runsewe said the crave for foreign culture generally had contributed greatly to the level of moral decadence in the country He said while there was nothing wrong with learning about other people s culture the rate at which some Nigerians imbibed negative foreign values called for concern He said this attitude is killing our cultural values to the extent that today some of our youths were deep into immorality In fact I saw something recently that marvelled me and that was men wearing lipstick Our youths were now imbibing other people s culture which is affecting us as a people and for me it only goes to show complex Runsewe called for adequate sensitisation on the importance of parents teaching their wards Nigerian languages and the dangers of their children not understanding these languages The NCAC boss expressed optimism that in the near future there would be a better language strategy on how to reach out more to the people The News Agency of Nigeria reports that according to Wikipedia there are over 525 native languages spoken in Nigeria English is spoken as the official language while over 60 million people speak Nigerian English and Nigerian Pidgin While Hausa Igbo and Yoruba are considered the three main languages other languages like Igala Efik Edo Nupe Fulfulde Tiv Izon Idoma Kakanda are also spoken by a large number of people 08036004046 NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Preference for foreign languages affecting Nigerian languages-Runsewe
     The Director General National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC Otunba Segun Runsewe has expressed concern over how preference for foreign languages was affecting Nigerian languages The NCAC boss told the News Agency of Nigeria in an interview on Sunday in Abuja that the growing trend was disturbing He said unless something drastic was done to protect Nigerian Languages a lot of them would go extinct in the near future He said the problem was more pronounced with the use of English language because it is the country s official language Today if you go for an occasion and you speak English language wrongly people will laugh at you But if you speak Hausa Igbo or Yoruba in that manner nobody will know you made a mistake because it flows It is natural The problem is that parents want their children to speak English phonetics Today parents who know their children can speak good English would make sure they come out to interact with them so that their visitors would know where they spend their money This is unfortunate but that is where we find ourselves he said Runsewe called for adequate enlightenment to enable parents schools and relevant agencies to know the danger poor usage of Nigerian languages posed to sustaining Nigeria s culture When you hear that a child made Credit in English that child will be celebrated but a child that makes Credit in Igbo Yoruba or Hausa will not be recognised If you go to places like China and Dubai English is not their national language In Europe for instance once you move from London to Ireland you will discover they do not speak English language I am a bit worried that it will be difficult to sort that issue out in Nigeria except there is a legal backing that English language should cease to be our national language he urged Runsewe said the crave for foreign culture generally had contributed greatly to the level of moral decadence in the country He said while there was nothing wrong with learning about other people s culture the rate at which some Nigerians imbibed negative foreign values called for concern He said this attitude is killing our cultural values to the extent that today some of our youths were deep into immorality In fact I saw something recently that marvelled me and that was men wearing lipstick Our youths were now imbibing other people s culture which is affecting us as a people and for me it only goes to show complex Runsewe called for adequate sensitisation on the importance of parents teaching their wards Nigerian languages and the dangers of their children not understanding these languages The NCAC boss expressed optimism that in the near future there would be a better language strategy on how to reach out more to the people The News Agency of Nigeria reports that according to Wikipedia there are over 525 native languages spoken in Nigeria English is spoken as the official language while over 60 million people speak Nigerian English and Nigerian Pidgin While Hausa Igbo and Yoruba are considered the three main languages other languages like Igala Efik Edo Nupe Fulfulde Tiv Izon Idoma Kakanda are also spoken by a large number of people 08036004046 NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Preference for foreign languages affecting Nigerian languages-Runsewe
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    Preference for foreign languages affecting Nigerian languages-Runsewe

    The Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe, has expressed concern over how preference for foreign languages was affecting Nigerian languages.

    The NCAC boss told the News Agency of Nigeria in an interview on Sunday in Abuja that the growing trend was disturbing.

    He said, ”unless something drastic was done to protect Nigerian Languages, a lot of them would go extinct in the near future.

    ” He said the problem was more pronounced with the use of English language, because it is the country’s official language.

    “Today, if you go for an occasion and you speak English language wrongly people will laugh at you.

    “But, if you speak Hausa, Igbo or Yoruba in that manner, nobody will know you made a mistake because it flows.

    It is natural.

    “The problem is that parents want their children to speak English phonetics.

    “Today, parents who know their children can speak good English would make sure they come out to interact with them so that their visitors would know where they spend their money.

    “This is unfortunate, but that is where we find ourselves,” he said.

    Runsewe called for adequate enlightenment to enable parents, schools and relevant agencies to know the danger poor usage of Nigerian languages posed to sustaining Nigeria’s culture.

    “When you hear that a child made Credit in English, that child will be celebrated, but a child that makes Credit in Igbo, Yoruba or Hausa will not be recognised.

    “If you go to places like China and Dubai, English is not their national language.

    “In Europe for instance, once you move from London to Ireland, you will discover they do not speak English language.

    “I am a bit worried that it will be difficult to sort that issue out in Nigeria except there is a legal backing that English language should cease to be our national language,” he urged.

    Runsewe said the crave for foreign culture generally had contributed greatly to the level of moral decadence in the country.

    He said while there was nothing wrong with learning about other people’s culture, the rate at which some Nigerians imbibed negative foreign values called for concern.

    He said, “this attitude is killing our cultural values to the extent that today some of our youths were deep into immorality.

    “In fact, I saw something recently that marvelled me and that was men wearing lipstick.

    “Our youths were now imbibing other people’s culture, which is affecting us as a people and for me, it only goes to show complex.

    ” Runsewe called for adequate sensitisation on the importance of parents teaching their wards Nigerian languages and the dangers of their children not understanding these languages.

    The NCAC boss expressed optimism that in the near future, there would be a better language strategy on how to reach out more to the people.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that according to Wikipedia, there are over 525 native languages spoken in Nigeria.

    English is spoken as the official language, while over 60 million people speak  Nigerian English and Nigerian Pidgin.

    While Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba are considered the three main languages, other languages like Igala,  Efik, Edo, Nupe, Fulfulde, Tiv, Izon, Idoma, Kakanda are also spoken by a large number of people.

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