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  •  Alhaji Umar Atiku Emir of Akko in Gombe State has sponsored 10 youths to train as welders and fabricators as part of efforts to address restiveness in the community The training was also organised so that the beneficiaries could become self reliant The emir spoke at the graduation and presentation of certificates to the beneficiaries in Kumo headquarters of Akko Local Government Area of the state on Monday He said he was confident that the training would achieve its intended purposes The training was conducted at the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology NITT Northeast office in Kumo The emir charged the beneficiaries to be committed to their livelihoods and to train more youths Atiku cautioned youths to desist from drug abuse and promised to encourage philanthropists in the emirate to sponsor more youths to acquire skills He commended NITT for bringing the training programmes to his emirate and assured that more participants would be sponsored to train in different aspects of transport technology and other skills In his remarks Mr Samson Simon Liaison Officer of NITT commended the emir for sponsoring the youths and called on philanthropists politicians and traditional rulers to sponsor more people He noted that NITT was established to provide training for personnel in the business of transport service as well as for unemployed youths Simon said that NITT offered certificate diploma advanced diploma post graduate diploma and Master s degrees in Transport and Logistics Some of the beneficiaries commended the emir for his efforts at ensuring that youth unemployment and restiveness in Akko emirate was reduced to the barest minimum They also commended the NITT for the knowledge and skills imparted in them and promised to make good use of the knowledge and skills NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Emir sponsors 10 youths on welding and fabrication training to address restiveness
     Alhaji Umar Atiku Emir of Akko in Gombe State has sponsored 10 youths to train as welders and fabricators as part of efforts to address restiveness in the community The training was also organised so that the beneficiaries could become self reliant The emir spoke at the graduation and presentation of certificates to the beneficiaries in Kumo headquarters of Akko Local Government Area of the state on Monday He said he was confident that the training would achieve its intended purposes The training was conducted at the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology NITT Northeast office in Kumo The emir charged the beneficiaries to be committed to their livelihoods and to train more youths Atiku cautioned youths to desist from drug abuse and promised to encourage philanthropists in the emirate to sponsor more youths to acquire skills He commended NITT for bringing the training programmes to his emirate and assured that more participants would be sponsored to train in different aspects of transport technology and other skills In his remarks Mr Samson Simon Liaison Officer of NITT commended the emir for sponsoring the youths and called on philanthropists politicians and traditional rulers to sponsor more people He noted that NITT was established to provide training for personnel in the business of transport service as well as for unemployed youths Simon said that NITT offered certificate diploma advanced diploma post graduate diploma and Master s degrees in Transport and Logistics Some of the beneficiaries commended the emir for his efforts at ensuring that youth unemployment and restiveness in Akko emirate was reduced to the barest minimum They also commended the NITT for the knowledge and skills imparted in them and promised to make good use of the knowledge and skills NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Emir sponsors 10 youths on welding and fabrication training to address restiveness
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    Emir sponsors 10 youths on welding and fabrication training to address restiveness

    Alhaji Umar Atiku, Emir of Akko in Gombe State has sponsored 10 youths to train as welders and fabricators as part of efforts to address restiveness in the community.

    The training was also organised so that the beneficiaries could become self-reliant.

    The emir spoke at the graduation and presentation of certificates to the beneficiaries in Kumo, headquarters of Akko Local Government Area of the state on Monday.

    He said he was confident that the training would achieve its intended purposes.

    The training was conducted at the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT) Northeast office in Kumo. The emir charged the beneficiaries to be committed to their livelihoods and to train more youths.

    Atiku cautioned youths to desist from drug abuse and promised to encourage philanthropists in the emirate to sponsor more youths to acquire skills.

    He commended NITT for bringing the training programmes to his emirate and assured that more participants would be sponsored to train in different aspects of transport technology and other skills.

    In his remarks, Mr Samson Simon, Liaison Officer of NITT commended the emir for sponsoring the youths and called on philanthropists, politicians and traditional rulers to sponsor more people.

    He noted that NITT was established to provide training for personnel in the business of transport service as well as for unemployed youths.

    Simon said that NITT offered certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, post-graduate diploma and Master’s degrees in Transport and Logistics.

    Some of the beneficiaries commended the emir for his efforts at ensuring that youth unemployment and restiveness in Akko emirate was reduced to the barest minimum.

    They also commended the NITT for the knowledge and skills imparted in them and promised to make good use of the knowledge and skills.


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  •  Mr Isma il Dikko Director General Kaduna State Urban Planning Development Authority KASUPDA says they will not shy away from demolition unsafe structures in any part of the state in the interest of public safety Dikko stated this in a statement on Monday in Kaduna while reacting to the collapse of a building in Zaria that the authority had earlier marked as unsafe He however said that before doing that the authority will always advise contractors and developers to to rectify any anomaly so as to avert building collapse or any mishap in the future Dikko said that the measure was not to punish developers but help everyone in the society by making every building safe thereby benefitting owners and users The D G recalled that when KASUPDA first issued an abatement notice and subsequently issued quit notice on the collapsed house located at Nagoyi area in Zaria city there was negative reaction towards its officials Dikko explained that KASUPDA issued the abatement notice after its Monitoring and Compliance department noticed some structural defects on the building He added that following the refusal of the owners to comply the authority had to issue a quit notice which was ignored by the occupants According to the D G the collapse of the building has led people around the neighbourhood who earlier insulted the staff to turn around in praise of KASUPDA While we commiserate with the victims KASUPDA is once again appealing to property owners to ensure they get a building plan and all necessary documents before commencing any project he added The director general assured that KASUPDA officials were always ready to assist developers contractors and prospective house owners with technical advice We are here to serve the good people of Kaduna state in line with Gov Nasir El Rufai s vision of making Kaduna state great again he added www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    KASUPDA to demolish unsafe buildings in Kaduna State – GM
     Mr Isma il Dikko Director General Kaduna State Urban Planning Development Authority KASUPDA says they will not shy away from demolition unsafe structures in any part of the state in the interest of public safety Dikko stated this in a statement on Monday in Kaduna while reacting to the collapse of a building in Zaria that the authority had earlier marked as unsafe He however said that before doing that the authority will always advise contractors and developers to to rectify any anomaly so as to avert building collapse or any mishap in the future Dikko said that the measure was not to punish developers but help everyone in the society by making every building safe thereby benefitting owners and users The D G recalled that when KASUPDA first issued an abatement notice and subsequently issued quit notice on the collapsed house located at Nagoyi area in Zaria city there was negative reaction towards its officials Dikko explained that KASUPDA issued the abatement notice after its Monitoring and Compliance department noticed some structural defects on the building He added that following the refusal of the owners to comply the authority had to issue a quit notice which was ignored by the occupants According to the D G the collapse of the building has led people around the neighbourhood who earlier insulted the staff to turn around in praise of KASUPDA While we commiserate with the victims KASUPDA is once again appealing to property owners to ensure they get a building plan and all necessary documents before commencing any project he added The director general assured that KASUPDA officials were always ready to assist developers contractors and prospective house owners with technical advice We are here to serve the good people of Kaduna state in line with Gov Nasir El Rufai s vision of making Kaduna state great again he added www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    KASUPDA to demolish unsafe buildings in Kaduna State – GM
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    KASUPDA to demolish unsafe buildings in Kaduna State – GM

    Mr Isma’il  Dikko, Director-General, Kaduna State Urban Planning Development Authority (KASUPDA) says they will not shy away from demolition unsafe structures in any part of the state in the interest of public safety.

    Dikko stated this in a statement on Monday in Kaduna while  reacting to the collapse of a building in Zaria that the authority  had earlier marked as unsafe.

    He however said that before doing that, the authority will always advise contractors and developers to to rectify any anomaly so as to avert building collapse or any mishap in the future.

    Dikko said that the measure was not to punish developers, but help everyone in the society by making every building safe, thereby benefitting owners and users.

    The D-G recalled that when KASUPDA first issued an abatement notice and subsequently issued quit notice on the collapsed house located at Nagoyi area in Zaria city, there was negative reaction towards its officials.

    Dikko explained that KASUPDA issued the abatement notice after its Monitoring and Compliance department noticed some structural defects on the building.

    He added that following the refusal of the owners to comply, the authority had to issue a quit notice, which was ignored by the occupants.

    According to the D-G, the collapse of the building has led people around the neighbourhood who earlier insulted the staff to turn around in praise of KASUPDA.

    ‘’While we commiserate with the victims, KASUPDA is once again appealing to property owners to ensure they get a building plan and all necessary documents before commencing any project,’’ he added.

    The director-general assured that KASUPDA officials were always ready to assist developers, contractors and prospective house-owners with technical advice.

    “We are here to serve the good people of Kaduna state in line with Gov. Nasir El-Rufai’s vision of making Kaduna state great again,” he added.

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  •  INEC has detected many double multiple and ineligible registration in the Continuous Voter Registration CVR held between Jan 1 and July 31 Mr Festus Okoye INEC s National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee made the declaration in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja He stated that the irregularities were discovered during the cleaning up of the voters register using the Automated Biometric Identification System ABIS The ABIS for the period Jan 15 to July 31 2022 is almost completed Several double multiple and ineligible registrants have also been detected and invalidated These include entries that failed to meet the Commission s business rules The Commission takes this responsibility seriously because a credible register is at the heart of electoral integrity As soon as the process is concluded the Commission will provide the public with full information as usual Thereafter valid registrants will be added to the existing national register of voters before publishing same nationwide for scrutiny claims and objections as required by the Electoral Act 2022 Similarly Permanent Voters Cards for all valid registrants will be available for collection by the end of October and early November as promised he stated INEC had earlier declared that out of the 2 523 458 registration done between June 28 2021 and Jan 14 2022 records of 1 126 359 registrants were found to be invalid and they were consequently delisted NewsSourceCredit NAN
    INEC detects several double registrants in Continuous Voter Registration
     INEC has detected many double multiple and ineligible registration in the Continuous Voter Registration CVR held between Jan 1 and July 31 Mr Festus Okoye INEC s National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee made the declaration in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja He stated that the irregularities were discovered during the cleaning up of the voters register using the Automated Biometric Identification System ABIS The ABIS for the period Jan 15 to July 31 2022 is almost completed Several double multiple and ineligible registrants have also been detected and invalidated These include entries that failed to meet the Commission s business rules The Commission takes this responsibility seriously because a credible register is at the heart of electoral integrity As soon as the process is concluded the Commission will provide the public with full information as usual Thereafter valid registrants will be added to the existing national register of voters before publishing same nationwide for scrutiny claims and objections as required by the Electoral Act 2022 Similarly Permanent Voters Cards for all valid registrants will be available for collection by the end of October and early November as promised he stated INEC had earlier declared that out of the 2 523 458 registration done between June 28 2021 and Jan 14 2022 records of 1 126 359 registrants were found to be invalid and they were consequently delisted NewsSourceCredit NAN
    INEC detects several double registrants in Continuous Voter Registration
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    INEC detects several double registrants in Continuous Voter Registration

    INEC has detected many double, multiple and ineligible registration in the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) held between Jan. 1 and July 31. Mr Festus Okoye, INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, made the declaration in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja.

    He stated that the irregularities were discovered during the cleaning up of the voters register using the Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS).

    “The ABIS for the period Jan. 15 to July 31, 2022 is almost completed.

    Several double, multiple and ineligible registrants have also been detected and invalidated.

    “These include entries that failed to meet the Commission’s business rules.

    The Commission takes this responsibility seriously because a credible register is at the heart of electoral integrity.

    “As soon as the process is concluded, the Commission will provide the public with full information as usual.

    “Thereafter, valid registrants will be added to the existing national register of voters before publishing same nationwide for scrutiny, claims and objections as required by the Electoral Act 2022. “Similarly, Permanent Voters’ Cards for all valid registrants will be available for collection by the end of October and early November as promised,’’ he stated.

    INEC had earlier declared that out of the 2,523,458 registration done between June 28, 2021 and Jan. 14, 2022, records of 1,126,359 registrants were found to be invalid and they were consequently delisted.


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  •  Many residents of Ado Ekiti the Ekiti State capital were displaced as flood wrecked havoc in the city following a heavy downpour that lasted for over six hours on Sunday night The victims also lost valuable items in areas like Oshodi Ilupeju Avenue Ureje Ita Eku and Temidire Eminrin a suburb of Ado Ekiti located along Federal Polytechnic Road The heavy downpour began at at about 10pm on Sunday and subsided at about 3 22am on Monday Temidire Emirin community was worst affected as flood waters from Ureje River swelled and overflew the bank thereby prevented students civil servants and artisans from going to schools and places of work The overflown bridge only subsided around 12 30pm to give way for residents to have access to the Ado ABUAD Ijan Ekiti highway that leads to Ado Ekiti metropolis A resident of Temidire Emirin community and victim of the flood Mr Jude Ajulo said they were inside sleeping when the water suddenly surged into their residence around 2 00am and submerged their property Ajulo revealed that the occupants of the three bedroom bungalow had to run out when the water level was rising and threatening their lives He said This has been the occurrence every year It happened in the same way few years ago before the administration of Mr Ayodele Fayose dredged Ureje River The only way the government can help us is to re dredge the river to be able to contain the running water coming down from Odo Ado Oshodi Ilupeju Avenue to our community It is sad that our property and lives were being threatened every time we experience heavy downpour and this shouldn t be allowed to continue Another resident of Oshodi community along Afao road Mr Taiwo Osaleye appealed to government to dredge the Elemi river that crosses the section to resolve the flood crisis We have noticed that we always experience flooding anytime the Elemi River overflew its bank due to rising water level The only thing that can bring permanent solution is for the government to help us expand the river bank so that the safety of our lives and property can be guaranteed he said The General Manager Ekiti State Emergency Management Agency SEMA Mr Olajide Borode said the agency had started visiting the areas affected with intention to get first hand information on the extent of damage caused by flooding The SEMA boss said You all know that the government of Ekiti State is serious about disaster management policy Safety of lives and property is a priority of the current government and we won t joke with it Our officials are presently visiting the areas affected so that we can get the correct information that can guide government s action in resolving the incident nanews NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Flood wrecks havoc in Ekiti communities
     Many residents of Ado Ekiti the Ekiti State capital were displaced as flood wrecked havoc in the city following a heavy downpour that lasted for over six hours on Sunday night The victims also lost valuable items in areas like Oshodi Ilupeju Avenue Ureje Ita Eku and Temidire Eminrin a suburb of Ado Ekiti located along Federal Polytechnic Road The heavy downpour began at at about 10pm on Sunday and subsided at about 3 22am on Monday Temidire Emirin community was worst affected as flood waters from Ureje River swelled and overflew the bank thereby prevented students civil servants and artisans from going to schools and places of work The overflown bridge only subsided around 12 30pm to give way for residents to have access to the Ado ABUAD Ijan Ekiti highway that leads to Ado Ekiti metropolis A resident of Temidire Emirin community and victim of the flood Mr Jude Ajulo said they were inside sleeping when the water suddenly surged into their residence around 2 00am and submerged their property Ajulo revealed that the occupants of the three bedroom bungalow had to run out when the water level was rising and threatening their lives He said This has been the occurrence every year It happened in the same way few years ago before the administration of Mr Ayodele Fayose dredged Ureje River The only way the government can help us is to re dredge the river to be able to contain the running water coming down from Odo Ado Oshodi Ilupeju Avenue to our community It is sad that our property and lives were being threatened every time we experience heavy downpour and this shouldn t be allowed to continue Another resident of Oshodi community along Afao road Mr Taiwo Osaleye appealed to government to dredge the Elemi river that crosses the section to resolve the flood crisis We have noticed that we always experience flooding anytime the Elemi River overflew its bank due to rising water level The only thing that can bring permanent solution is for the government to help us expand the river bank so that the safety of our lives and property can be guaranteed he said The General Manager Ekiti State Emergency Management Agency SEMA Mr Olajide Borode said the agency had started visiting the areas affected with intention to get first hand information on the extent of damage caused by flooding The SEMA boss said You all know that the government of Ekiti State is serious about disaster management policy Safety of lives and property is a priority of the current government and we won t joke with it Our officials are presently visiting the areas affected so that we can get the correct information that can guide government s action in resolving the incident nanews NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Flood wrecks havoc in Ekiti communities
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    Flood wrecks havoc in Ekiti communities

    Many residents of Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital were displaced as flood wrecked havoc in the city following a heavy downpour that lasted for over six hours on Sunday night.

    The victims also lost valuable items in areas like Oshodi, Ilupeju Avenue, Ureje, Ita Eku, and  Temidire Eminrin, a suburb of Ado Ekiti, located along Federal Polytechnic Road.The heavy downpour began at at about 10pm on Sunday and subsided at about 3: 22am on Monday.

    Temidire Emirin community was worst affected as flood waters from Ureje River swelled and overflew the bank, thereby prevented students, civil servants and artisans from going to schools and places of work.

    The overflown  bridge only subsided around 12: 30pm to give way for residents to have access to the Ado-ABUAD-Ijan -Ekiti highway that leads to Ado-Ekiti metropolis.

    A resident of Temidire Emirin community and victim of the flood, Mr Jude Ajulo, said they were inside sleeping when the water suddenly surged into their residence around 2:00am, and submerged their property.

    Ajulo revealed that the occupants of the three-bedroom bungalow had to run out when the water level was rising and threatening their lives.

    He said: “This has been the occurrence every year.

    It happened in the same way few years ago before the administration of Mr Ayodele Fayose dredged Ureje River.

    “The only way the government can help us is to re-dredge the river to be able to contain the running water coming down from Odo-Ado, Oshodi, Ilupeju Avenue to our community.

    “It is sad that our property and lives were being threatened every time we experience heavy downpour and this shouldn’t be allowed to continue.

    ”Another resident of Oshodi community, along Afao road, Mr Taiwo Osaleye, appealed to government to dredge the Elemi river that crosses the section to resolve the flood crisis .

    “We have noticed that we always experience flooding anytime the Elemi River  overflew its bank due to rising water level.

    ”The only thing that can bring permanent solution is for the government to help us expand the river bank, so that the safety of our lives and property can be guaranteed,” he said.

    The General Manager, Ekiti State Emergency Management Agency, (SEMA),  Mr Olajide Borode, said the agency had started visiting the areas affected with intention to get first hand information on the extent of damage caused by flooding.

    The SEMA boss said: “You all know that the government of Ekiti State is serious about disaster management policy.

    ”Safety of lives and  property is a priority of the current government and we won’t joke with it.

    “Our officials are presently visiting the areas affected, so that we can get the correct information that can  guide government’s action in resolving the incident.

    ” nanews.


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  •  The Anambra Command of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons says it has launched a manhunt for the woman allegedly behind the missing of a 16 year old mother and her three month old baby The State Commander of NAPTIP Mrs Judith Chukwu Ibadin told newsmen in Awka on Monday that the suspect took the mother and baby to Ghana Ibadin said that the suspect engaged one Nzube Nwakamma 22 to recruit a girl that could work in her restaurant in Ghana for N100 000 monthly pay She alleged that the suspect who is said to be resident in Ghana had successfully moved her victim from Anambra to Ghana for prostitution She said that Nwakamma who facilitated the illicit travel had been arrested and was assisting the agency in its investigation Ibadin said that the facilitator in his statement narrated how he recruited the 16 year old from Awka Etiti in Idemili South Local Government Area According to her Nwakanma confessed that he took the lady who was his girfriend to Nnewi where he handed her and her baby over to the suspect They met in Nnewi where the woman paid Nwakamma N100 000 to recruit a girl who would work in her supposed restaurant in Ghana she further said The state NAPTIP boss also said that the transaction was done in May but was reported to NAPTIP by the police in August She said that the agency was working hard to track down the suspect with the information provided to it by Nwakamma She also gave assurance that the agency would leave no stone unturned to locate and rescue the victim and her baby She said that the Director General of NAPTIP Dr Fatima Waziri Azi had taken special interest in the matter He has consequently ordered an intensive manhurt and immediate arrest of all those involved in the illicit trade Ibadin said She described the case as a transborder crime saying that the agency had fully activated all the security apparatuses over the matter We shared all information we have about the woman in Ghana with the relevant agencies for tracking and possible arrest she said She said that Nwakamma had been granted bail on the condition that he would report daily at the agency s office We want to assure the Awka Etiti people that if the suspect threatens them or becomes a threat we shall revoke his bail and put him back in detention with court order she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Human trafficking: Anambra NAPTIP launches manhunt over missing 16-year-old mother, baby
     The Anambra Command of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons says it has launched a manhunt for the woman allegedly behind the missing of a 16 year old mother and her three month old baby The State Commander of NAPTIP Mrs Judith Chukwu Ibadin told newsmen in Awka on Monday that the suspect took the mother and baby to Ghana Ibadin said that the suspect engaged one Nzube Nwakamma 22 to recruit a girl that could work in her restaurant in Ghana for N100 000 monthly pay She alleged that the suspect who is said to be resident in Ghana had successfully moved her victim from Anambra to Ghana for prostitution She said that Nwakamma who facilitated the illicit travel had been arrested and was assisting the agency in its investigation Ibadin said that the facilitator in his statement narrated how he recruited the 16 year old from Awka Etiti in Idemili South Local Government Area According to her Nwakanma confessed that he took the lady who was his girfriend to Nnewi where he handed her and her baby over to the suspect They met in Nnewi where the woman paid Nwakamma N100 000 to recruit a girl who would work in her supposed restaurant in Ghana she further said The state NAPTIP boss also said that the transaction was done in May but was reported to NAPTIP by the police in August She said that the agency was working hard to track down the suspect with the information provided to it by Nwakamma She also gave assurance that the agency would leave no stone unturned to locate and rescue the victim and her baby She said that the Director General of NAPTIP Dr Fatima Waziri Azi had taken special interest in the matter He has consequently ordered an intensive manhurt and immediate arrest of all those involved in the illicit trade Ibadin said She described the case as a transborder crime saying that the agency had fully activated all the security apparatuses over the matter We shared all information we have about the woman in Ghana with the relevant agencies for tracking and possible arrest she said She said that Nwakamma had been granted bail on the condition that he would report daily at the agency s office We want to assure the Awka Etiti people that if the suspect threatens them or becomes a threat we shall revoke his bail and put him back in detention with court order she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Human trafficking: Anambra NAPTIP launches manhunt over missing 16-year-old mother, baby
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    Human trafficking: Anambra NAPTIP launches manhunt over missing 16-year-old mother, baby

    The Anambra Command of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons says it has launched a manhunt for the woman allegedly behind the missing of a 16-year-old mother and her three-month-old baby.

    The State Commander of NAPTIP, Mrs Judith-Chukwu Ibadin, told newsmen in Awka on Monday that the suspect took the mother and baby to Ghana.

    Ibadin said that the suspect engaged one Nzube Nwakamma, 22, to recruit a girl that could work in her restaurant in Ghana for N100,000 monthly pay.

    She alleged that the suspect, who is said to be resident in Ghana, had successfully moved her victim from Anambra to Ghana for prostitution.

    She said that Nwakamma, who facilitated the illicit travel, had been arrested and was assisting the agency in its investigation.

    Ibadin said that the facilitator, in his statement, narrated how he recruited the 16-year-old from Awka Etiti in Idemili South Local Government Area. According to her, Nwakanma confessed that he took the lady, who was his girfriend, to Nnewi, where he handed her and her baby over to the suspect.

    “They met in Nnewi where the woman paid Nwakamma N100,000 to recruit a girl who would work in her supposed restaurant in Ghana,” she further said.

    The state NAPTIP boss also said that the transaction was done in May but was reported to NAPTIP by the police in August.

    She said that the agency was working hard to track down the suspect with the information provided to it by Nwakamma.

    She also gave assurance that the agency would leave no stone unturned to locate and rescue the victim and her baby.

    She said that the Director-General of NAPTIP, Dr Fatima Waziri-Azi, had taken special interest in the matter.

    “He has consequently ordered an intensive manhurt and immediate arrest of all those involved in the illicit trade,” Ibadin said.

    She described the case as a transborder crime, saying that the agency had fully activated all the security apparatuses over the matter.

    “We shared all information we have about the woman in Ghana with the relevant agencies for tracking and possible arrest,” she said.

    She said that Nwakamma had been granted bail on the condition that he would report daily at the agency’s office.

    “We want to assure the Awka Etiti people that if the suspect threatens them or becomes a threat, we shall revoke his bail and put him back in detention with court order,” she said.


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  •  The newly redeployed Permanent Secretary Lagos State Ministry of Housing Mr Kamar Olowoshago has advised staff to brace up for hard work and efficiency towards realisation of set goals The Coordinating Director of the ministry Mrs Adeola Salako said in a statement in Lagos on Monday that the new permanent secretary gave the advice on resumption of duty Olowoshago urged the management and staff to rededicate themselves to duty and support the present administration to fully actualise Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu s THEMES agenda The permanent secretary advised the workers to always remember the ministry s mission on the provision of adequate and good quality housing in Lagos Mega City and facilitate easy access to home ownership He urged them to be ready to make sacrifice by putting in their best always to help him actualise the ideas and innovations he brought to the ministry Olowoshago said he was ready to implement and drive initiatives that would promote the realisation of the Greater Lagos dreams urging the staff to embrace the virtues of hard work honesty and selflessness Until his redeployment Olowoshago was the Permanent Secretary Lagos State Ministry of Transportation He graduated from Lagos State University where he obtained his Bachelor of Degree in English in 1993 and had his Master s Degree in International Law and Diplomacy in 1997 from the University of Lagos He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Administration of Nigeria Member Nigeria Institute of Training and Development and an Associate of Chartered Institute of Management Olowoshago also belongs to several other professional bodies NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lagos housing ministry gets new perm sec
     The newly redeployed Permanent Secretary Lagos State Ministry of Housing Mr Kamar Olowoshago has advised staff to brace up for hard work and efficiency towards realisation of set goals The Coordinating Director of the ministry Mrs Adeola Salako said in a statement in Lagos on Monday that the new permanent secretary gave the advice on resumption of duty Olowoshago urged the management and staff to rededicate themselves to duty and support the present administration to fully actualise Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu s THEMES agenda The permanent secretary advised the workers to always remember the ministry s mission on the provision of adequate and good quality housing in Lagos Mega City and facilitate easy access to home ownership He urged them to be ready to make sacrifice by putting in their best always to help him actualise the ideas and innovations he brought to the ministry Olowoshago said he was ready to implement and drive initiatives that would promote the realisation of the Greater Lagos dreams urging the staff to embrace the virtues of hard work honesty and selflessness Until his redeployment Olowoshago was the Permanent Secretary Lagos State Ministry of Transportation He graduated from Lagos State University where he obtained his Bachelor of Degree in English in 1993 and had his Master s Degree in International Law and Diplomacy in 1997 from the University of Lagos He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Administration of Nigeria Member Nigeria Institute of Training and Development and an Associate of Chartered Institute of Management Olowoshago also belongs to several other professional bodies NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lagos housing ministry gets new perm sec
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    Lagos housing ministry gets new perm sec

    The newly redeployed Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Housing, Mr Kamar Olowoshago, has advised staff to brace up for hard work and efficiency towards realisation of set goals.

    The Coordinating Director of the ministry, Mrs Adeola Salako, said in a statement in Lagos on Monday that the new permanent secretary gave the advice on resumption of duty.

    Olowoshago urged the management and staff to rededicate themselves to duty and support the present administration to fully actualise Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s THEMES agenda.

    The permanent secretary advised the workers to always remember the ministry’s mission on the provision of adequate and good quality housing in Lagos Mega City and facilitate easy access to home ownership.

    He urged them to be ready to make sacrifice by putting in their best always to help him actualise the ideas and innovations he brought to the ministry.

    Olowoshago said he was ready to implement and drive initiatives that would promote the realisation of the Greater Lagos dreams, urging the staff to embrace the virtues of hard work, honesty and selflessness.

    Until his redeployment, Olowoshago was the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Transportation.

    He graduated from Lagos State University where he obtained his Bachelor of Degree in English in 1993 and had his Master’s Degree in International Law and Diplomacy in 1997 from the University of Lagos.

    He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Administration of Nigeria; Member, Nigeria Institute of Training and Development; and an Associate of Chartered Institute of Management.

    Olowoshago also belongs to several other professional bodies.


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  •  The Police Command in Plateau has confirmed the abduction of Rev Bung Dong at Ganawuri community Riyom Local Government Area of the state DSP Alfred Alabo the Police Public Relations Officer PPRO in the state confirmed the incident to newsmen on Monday in Jos According to Alabo the cleric was abducted on Sunday night alongside one Mr James Mann who was later rescued Mann is the Principal of Government Secondary School Bum in Ganawuri and younger brother of the state Chief Judge Justice David Mann Alabo however said that the command had deployed armed men to the area to track down the criminals and rescue the victim Meanwhile Mr Song Moro President Atten Youths Movement said that the community had been experiencing serious security challenges for a while According to him no fewer than four persons have been abducted in the area recently He confirmed that Mann was rescued by members of the vigilante group in the community from the hands of his abductors Moro said that the abductors were demanding a ransom of N20 million for the release of the cleric NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gunmen abduct pastor in Plateau – Police 
     The Police Command in Plateau has confirmed the abduction of Rev Bung Dong at Ganawuri community Riyom Local Government Area of the state DSP Alfred Alabo the Police Public Relations Officer PPRO in the state confirmed the incident to newsmen on Monday in Jos According to Alabo the cleric was abducted on Sunday night alongside one Mr James Mann who was later rescued Mann is the Principal of Government Secondary School Bum in Ganawuri and younger brother of the state Chief Judge Justice David Mann Alabo however said that the command had deployed armed men to the area to track down the criminals and rescue the victim Meanwhile Mr Song Moro President Atten Youths Movement said that the community had been experiencing serious security challenges for a while According to him no fewer than four persons have been abducted in the area recently He confirmed that Mann was rescued by members of the vigilante group in the community from the hands of his abductors Moro said that the abductors were demanding a ransom of N20 million for the release of the cleric NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gunmen abduct pastor in Plateau – Police 
    Defence/Security2 weeks ago

    Gunmen abduct pastor in Plateau – Police 

    The Police Command in Plateau has confirmed the abduction of Rev. Bung Dong at Ganawuri community, Riyom Local Government Area of the state.

    DSP Alfred Alabo, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, confirmed the incident to newsmen on Monday in Jos.According to Alabo, the cleric was abducted on Sunday night, alongside one Mr James Mann, who was later rescued.

    Mann is the Principal of Government Secondary School Bum in Ganawuri and younger brother of the state Chief Judge,  Justice David Mann.Alabo, however, said that the command had deployed armed men to the area to track down the criminals and rescue the victim.

    Meanwhile, Mr Song Moro, President, Atten Youths Movement, said that the community had been experiencing serious security challenges for a while.

    According to him, no fewer than four persons have been abducted in the area recently.

    He confirmed that Mann was rescued by members of the vigilante group in the community from the hands of his abductors.

    Moro said that the abductors were demanding a ransom of N20 million for the release of the cleric.


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  •  Heritage Bank Plc has appointed Mr Akinola George Taylor as acting Managing Director A statement by Mr Ozena Utulu Ag group Head Corporate Communications Heritage Bank on Monday in Lagos said the appointment took effect from Sept 12 The statement said the appointment followed the approval of the Board of Directors of Heritage Bank and the Central Bank of Nigeria It said the bank was poised for its next phase of transformation The new Acting Managing Director will be overseeing all Heritage s banking operations across Nigeria George Taylor will take over from Dr Ifie Sekibo who served his 10 years tenure at the bank said the statement It added that George Taylor was an experienced banker with over two decades working in the banking and financial services sector with a proven track record in managing multi billion Naira operations He started his banking career in 1993 with GTBank where he rose to the position of Executive Director in charge of Public Sector Group Abuja and North Central Whilst at the Bank he held various positions in different business sectors He was also the Managing Director of GTBank in Sierra Leone between 2005 to 2009 continued the statement The bank also appointed Osepiribo Ben Willie and George Oko Oboh as Executive Directors Osepiribo Ben Willie is an accomplished banker with over two decades of experience and she has been leading business transformation initiatives at various levels within the financial service space Ben Willie is currently the Directorate Head South South South East and Private Wealth Management Team in Heritage Bank Plc She has worked in the following banking institutions Credite Bank Nigeria Ltd Diamond Bank Zenith Bank and Stanbic IBTC said the bank Oko Oboh currently heads the Abuja and North Directorate Business of Heritage Bank Plc where he plays a pivotal role in the business growth and daily operations of all businesses and transactions as they relate to his area of supervision Oko Oboh is an accomplished financial service professional with over two decades of banking experience functioning in various leading business roles The newly appointed Acting Managing Director and his team of Executive Directors commenced their respective tenors on Sept 12 the stated NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Heritage Bank appoints George-Taylor acting managing director
     Heritage Bank Plc has appointed Mr Akinola George Taylor as acting Managing Director A statement by Mr Ozena Utulu Ag group Head Corporate Communications Heritage Bank on Monday in Lagos said the appointment took effect from Sept 12 The statement said the appointment followed the approval of the Board of Directors of Heritage Bank and the Central Bank of Nigeria It said the bank was poised for its next phase of transformation The new Acting Managing Director will be overseeing all Heritage s banking operations across Nigeria George Taylor will take over from Dr Ifie Sekibo who served his 10 years tenure at the bank said the statement It added that George Taylor was an experienced banker with over two decades working in the banking and financial services sector with a proven track record in managing multi billion Naira operations He started his banking career in 1993 with GTBank where he rose to the position of Executive Director in charge of Public Sector Group Abuja and North Central Whilst at the Bank he held various positions in different business sectors He was also the Managing Director of GTBank in Sierra Leone between 2005 to 2009 continued the statement The bank also appointed Osepiribo Ben Willie and George Oko Oboh as Executive Directors Osepiribo Ben Willie is an accomplished banker with over two decades of experience and she has been leading business transformation initiatives at various levels within the financial service space Ben Willie is currently the Directorate Head South South South East and Private Wealth Management Team in Heritage Bank Plc She has worked in the following banking institutions Credite Bank Nigeria Ltd Diamond Bank Zenith Bank and Stanbic IBTC said the bank Oko Oboh currently heads the Abuja and North Directorate Business of Heritage Bank Plc where he plays a pivotal role in the business growth and daily operations of all businesses and transactions as they relate to his area of supervision Oko Oboh is an accomplished financial service professional with over two decades of banking experience functioning in various leading business roles The newly appointed Acting Managing Director and his team of Executive Directors commenced their respective tenors on Sept 12 the stated NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Heritage Bank appoints George-Taylor acting managing director
    Economy2 weeks ago

    Heritage Bank appoints George-Taylor acting managing director

    Heritage Bank Plc has appointed Mr Akinola George-Taylor as acting Managing Director.

    A statement by Mr Ozena Utulu, Ag. group Head, Corporate Communications, Heritage Bank, on Monday in Lagos, said the appointment took effect from Sept. 12. The statement said the appointment followed the approval of the Board of Directors of Heritage Bank and the Central Bank of Nigeria.

    It said the bank was poised for its next phase of transformation.

    “The new Acting Managing Director will be overseeing all Heritage’s banking operations across Nigeria.

    “George-Taylor will take over from Dr Ifie Sekibo who served his 10 years tenure at the bank,” said the statement.

    It added that George-Taylor was an experienced banker with over two decades working in the banking and financial services sector, with a proven track record in managing multi-billion Naira operations.

    “He started his banking career in 1993 with GTBank where he rose to the position of Executive Director in charge of Public Sector Group, Abuja and North Central.

    Whilst at the Bank, he held various positions in different business sectors.

    “He was also the Managing Director of GTBank in Sierra Leone between 2005 to 2009,” continued the statement.

    The bank also appointed Osepiribo Ben-Willie and George Oko-Oboh as Executive Directors.

    “Osepiribo Ben-Willie is an accomplished banker with over two decades of experience and she has been leading business transformation initiatives at various levels within the financial service space.

    “Ben-Willie is currently the Directorate Head, South-South, South-East and Private Wealth Management Team in Heritage Bank Plc. “She has worked in the following banking institutions: Credite Bank Nigeria Ltd., Diamond Bank, Zenith Bank and Stanbic IBTC,” said the bank.

    Oko-Oboh currently heads the Abuja and North Directorate Business of Heritage Bank Plc where he plays a pivotal role in the business growth and daily operations of all businesses and transactions as they relate to his area of supervision.

    “Oko-Oboh is an accomplished financial service professional with over two decades of banking experience functioning in various leading business roles.

    “The newly appointed Acting Managing Director and his team of Executive Directors commenced their respective tenors on Sept. 12,” the stated.


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  •  Hermes Adekunle Bella Dotun Allyson Sheggz and Rachel housemates of the ongoing television reality show Big Brother Naija have been nominated for possible eviction by their fellow housemates Shortly after the head of house game on Monday Biggie informed housemates to nominate three of their colleagues for possible eviction Bella got the highest nominations six followed by Adekunle Sheggz Hermes and Rachel who were nominated five times Chichi and Dotun got two nominations each while Allyson Daniella and Bryan had one nomination each Biggie the coordinator of the show said none of the nominated housemates were permitted to solicit for votes or talk about their percieved voters as this was a purnisable offence After the nomination process Phyna the head of house with her veto power saved Chichi and replaced her with Allyson However Rachel who is a Rider will not be eligible for eviction as she is expected to remain in the house till the last day NewsSourceCredit NAN
    BBNaija: Hermes, Adekunle, Bella, 4 other housemates nominated for eviction
     Hermes Adekunle Bella Dotun Allyson Sheggz and Rachel housemates of the ongoing television reality show Big Brother Naija have been nominated for possible eviction by their fellow housemates Shortly after the head of house game on Monday Biggie informed housemates to nominate three of their colleagues for possible eviction Bella got the highest nominations six followed by Adekunle Sheggz Hermes and Rachel who were nominated five times Chichi and Dotun got two nominations each while Allyson Daniella and Bryan had one nomination each Biggie the coordinator of the show said none of the nominated housemates were permitted to solicit for votes or talk about their percieved voters as this was a purnisable offence After the nomination process Phyna the head of house with her veto power saved Chichi and replaced her with Allyson However Rachel who is a Rider will not be eligible for eviction as she is expected to remain in the house till the last day NewsSourceCredit NAN
    BBNaija: Hermes, Adekunle, Bella, 4 other housemates nominated for eviction
    Entertainment2 weeks ago

    BBNaija: Hermes, Adekunle, Bella, 4 other housemates nominated for eviction

    Hermes, Adekunle, Bella, Dotun, Allyson, Sheggz and Rachel, housemates of the ongoing television reality show, Big Brother Naija, have been nominated for possible eviction by their fellow housemates.

    Shortly after the head of house game on Monday, Biggie informed housemates to nominate three of their colleagues for possible eviction.  

    Bella got the highest nominations – six,  followed by Adekunle, Sheggz, Hermes, and Rachel, who were nominated five times.  

    Chichi and Dotun got two nominations each while Allyson, Daniella, and Bryan had one nomination each.

    Biggie, the coordinator of the show, said none of the nominated housemates were permitted to solicit for votes or talk about their percieved voters as this was a purnisable offence.

    After the nomination process, Phyna, the head of house, with her veto power saved Chichi and replaced her with Allyson.

    However, Rachel, who is a “Rider”, will not be eligible for eviction, as she is expected to remain in the house till the last day.

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  •   The African Energy Chamber AEC is proud to host a delegation from the pan African multilateral development finance institution the Africa Finance Corporation AFC during the African Energy Week AEW conference and exhibition www AECWeek com Africa s premier event for the oil and gas sector taking place from 18 21 October this year in Cape Town Representing one of Africa s leading financial institutions driving socio economic growth through better access to finance for the entire energy value chain the AFC will be a key player and driver in all discussions on the Financing Africa s energy future Since the organization s establishment in 2007 the AFC has played a critical role in maximizing energy development in Africa by providing project development technical advisory services corporate finance and financial advisory services supporting the continent s diverse energy sector through alliances with 34 countries the private sector and international partners As a result 35 billion worth of projects were implemented in some 35 countries and more than 2 GW of power generation capacity were added all thanks to AFC funding Given that Africa urgently needs to improve investment across the energy sector specifically with regard to exploration production and deployment of oil and gas infrastructure as goals to lift more than 600 million people out of energy poverty and providing access to a clean kitchen to some 900 million the role of national and innovative solutions provided by institutions such as the AFC has been established as key In the context of 2022 improving access to finance is even more prevalent particularly as global investment in African oil and gas continues to decline due in large part to energy transition trends As such the AFC continues to be instrumental in the fight to make energy poverty history across the continent by 2030 with the group spearheading some of Africa s major oil and gas projects through the provision of capital In July 2022 the AFC committed to investing up to one billion dollars in the commodity railway and energy sectors in the continent s largest oil producer Angola after injecting 100 million for the construction of the Cabinda refinery to boost domestic production Additionally in partnership with the Swiss energy company Brahms Oil Refineries the AFC is also financing the development of an oil and gas refinery and storage terminal in Guinea Meanwhile in the renewable energy sector as Africa seeks to accelerate the diversification of its energy mix for energy security while remaining a climate champion having added 16 new member countries in the last four years the AFC remains a reliable partner for African projects In July 2022 the institution embarked on the largest renewable energy deal in Africa acquiring a 100 stake in independent power producer Lekela Power thereby taking on its massive 2 8 GW portfolio in partnership with Egyptian energy company Infinity Group With AFC aiming to double Lekela Power s operating assets in the next four years the group is making significant progress in electrifying the continent Furthermore in 2020 the AFC also committed 45 million for the construction of Angola s first photovoltaic solar power plant Electrifying the continent ensuring energy security and accelerating industrialization will require significant capital as well as collaboration between all energy players in Africa For years the continent has relied on foreign investment to drive energy developments however in 2022 African financial institutions will play an increasingly important role As such AEW 2022 is committed to enhancing investment across Africa s energy sector and value chain thus ushering in a new era of development that will enable the continent to make energy poverty history by 2030 With the help of institutions such as With the AFC Africa will be well equipped to become energy independent and resilient said NJ Ayuk CEO of the AEC adding We are proud to host an AFC delegation at AEW 2022 and look forward to a productive and market driven dialogue run by the institution itself At AEW 2022 AFC representatives will participate in various investor forums and summits shaping discussions on how to improve access to finance driving an Africa tailored just energy transition dialogue and making a strong case for financing of oil and gas in 2022 and beyond Bringing together energy leaders global financiers and public and private sector executives for four days of networking AEW 2022 represents the perfect platform to sign deals form partnerships and jump start new project developments thanks to funding and insight from AFC
    CORRECTION: Africa Finance Corporation to discuss access to finance at African Energy Week 2022
      The African Energy Chamber AEC is proud to host a delegation from the pan African multilateral development finance institution the Africa Finance Corporation AFC during the African Energy Week AEW conference and exhibition www AECWeek com Africa s premier event for the oil and gas sector taking place from 18 21 October this year in Cape Town Representing one of Africa s leading financial institutions driving socio economic growth through better access to finance for the entire energy value chain the AFC will be a key player and driver in all discussions on the Financing Africa s energy future Since the organization s establishment in 2007 the AFC has played a critical role in maximizing energy development in Africa by providing project development technical advisory services corporate finance and financial advisory services supporting the continent s diverse energy sector through alliances with 34 countries the private sector and international partners As a result 35 billion worth of projects were implemented in some 35 countries and more than 2 GW of power generation capacity were added all thanks to AFC funding Given that Africa urgently needs to improve investment across the energy sector specifically with regard to exploration production and deployment of oil and gas infrastructure as goals to lift more than 600 million people out of energy poverty and providing access to a clean kitchen to some 900 million the role of national and innovative solutions provided by institutions such as the AFC has been established as key In the context of 2022 improving access to finance is even more prevalent particularly as global investment in African oil and gas continues to decline due in large part to energy transition trends As such the AFC continues to be instrumental in the fight to make energy poverty history across the continent by 2030 with the group spearheading some of Africa s major oil and gas projects through the provision of capital In July 2022 the AFC committed to investing up to one billion dollars in the commodity railway and energy sectors in the continent s largest oil producer Angola after injecting 100 million for the construction of the Cabinda refinery to boost domestic production Additionally in partnership with the Swiss energy company Brahms Oil Refineries the AFC is also financing the development of an oil and gas refinery and storage terminal in Guinea Meanwhile in the renewable energy sector as Africa seeks to accelerate the diversification of its energy mix for energy security while remaining a climate champion having added 16 new member countries in the last four years the AFC remains a reliable partner for African projects In July 2022 the institution embarked on the largest renewable energy deal in Africa acquiring a 100 stake in independent power producer Lekela Power thereby taking on its massive 2 8 GW portfolio in partnership with Egyptian energy company Infinity Group With AFC aiming to double Lekela Power s operating assets in the next four years the group is making significant progress in electrifying the continent Furthermore in 2020 the AFC also committed 45 million for the construction of Angola s first photovoltaic solar power plant Electrifying the continent ensuring energy security and accelerating industrialization will require significant capital as well as collaboration between all energy players in Africa For years the continent has relied on foreign investment to drive energy developments however in 2022 African financial institutions will play an increasingly important role As such AEW 2022 is committed to enhancing investment across Africa s energy sector and value chain thus ushering in a new era of development that will enable the continent to make energy poverty history by 2030 With the help of institutions such as With the AFC Africa will be well equipped to become energy independent and resilient said NJ Ayuk CEO of the AEC adding We are proud to host an AFC delegation at AEW 2022 and look forward to a productive and market driven dialogue run by the institution itself At AEW 2022 AFC representatives will participate in various investor forums and summits shaping discussions on how to improve access to finance driving an Africa tailored just energy transition dialogue and making a strong case for financing of oil and gas in 2022 and beyond Bringing together energy leaders global financiers and public and private sector executives for four days of networking AEW 2022 represents the perfect platform to sign deals form partnerships and jump start new project developments thanks to funding and insight from AFC
    CORRECTION: Africa Finance Corporation to discuss access to finance at African Energy Week 2022
    Africa2 weeks ago

    CORRECTION: Africa Finance Corporation to discuss access to finance at African Energy Week 2022

    The African Energy Chamber (AEC) is proud to host a delegation from the pan-African multilateral development finance institution, the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), during the African Energy Week (AEW) conference and exhibition (www.

    AECWeek.com), Africa's premier event for the oil and gas sector taking place from 18-21 October this year in Cape Town. Representing one of Africa's leading financial institutions driving socio-economic growth through better access to finance for the entire energy value chain, the AFC will be a key player and driver in all discussions on the Financing Africa's energy future.

    Since the organization's establishment in 2007, the AFC has played a critical role in maximizing energy development in Africa by providing project development, technical advisory services, corporate finance and financial advisory services, supporting the continent's diverse energy sector.

    through alliances with 34 countries, the private sector and international partners.

    As a result, $35 billion worth of projects were implemented in some 35 countries and more than 2 GW of power generation capacity were added, all thanks to AFC funding.

    Given that Africa urgently needs to improve investment across the energy sector, specifically with regard to exploration, production and deployment of oil and gas infrastructure as goals to lift more than 600 million people out of energy poverty and providing access to a clean kitchen to some 900 million, the role of national and innovative solutions provided by institutions such as the AFC has been established as key.

    In the context of 2022, improving access to finance is even more prevalent, particularly as global investment in African oil and gas continues to decline due in large part to energy transition trends.

    As such, the AFC continues to be instrumental in the fight to make energy poverty history across the continent by 2030, with the group spearheading some of Africa's major oil and gas projects through the provision of capital .

    In July 2022, the AFC committed to investing up to one billion dollars in the commodity, railway and energy sectors in the continent's largest oil producer, Angola, after injecting $100 million for the construction of the Cabinda refinery.

    to boost domestic production.

    Additionally, in partnership with the Swiss energy company, Brahms Oil Refineries, the AFC is also financing the development of an oil and gas refinery and storage terminal in Guinea.

    Meanwhile, in the renewable energy sector, as Africa seeks to accelerate the diversification of its energy mix for energy security while remaining a climate champion, having added 16 new member countries in the last four years, the AFC remains a reliable partner for African projects.

    .

    In July 2022, the institution embarked on the largest renewable energy deal in Africa, acquiring a 100% stake in independent power producer, Lekela Power, thereby taking on its massive 2.8 GW portfolio, in partnership with Egyptian energy company Infinity Group.

    With AFC aiming to double Lekela Power's operating assets in the next four years, the group is making significant progress in electrifying the continent.

    Furthermore, in 2020, the AFC also committed $45 million for the construction of Angola's first photovoltaic solar power plant.

    “Electrifying the continent, ensuring energy security and accelerating industrialization will require significant capital as well as collaboration between all energy players in Africa.

    For years, the continent has relied on foreign investment to drive energy developments; however, in 2022, African financial institutions will play an increasingly important role.

    As such, AEW 2022 is committed to enhancing investment across Africa's energy sector and value chain, thus ushering in a new era of development that will enable the continent to make energy poverty history by 2030.

    With the help of institutions such as With the AFC, Africa will be well equipped to become energy independent and resilient,” said NJ Ayuk, CEO of the AEC, adding, “We are proud to host an AFC delegation at AEW 2022 and look forward to a productive and market-driven dialogue.

    run by the institution itself.

    At AEW 2022, AFC representatives will participate in various investor forums and summits, shaping discussions on how to improve access to finance, driving an Africa-tailored just energy transition dialogue, and making a strong case for financing of oil and gas in 2022 and beyond.

    .

    Bringing together energy leaders, global financiers, and public and private sector executives for four days of networking, AEW 2022 represents the perfect platform to sign deals, form partnerships, and jump-start new project developments thanks to funding and insight from AFC.