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  •  The Ebonyi Police Command Thursday reunited a three year old missing boy with his mother Mrs Theresa Nweke in Abakaliki The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the child was handed over to his mother by the command s Spoksman SP Chris Anyanwu Anyanwu told newsmen that the boy was rescued from a 20 year old child trafficking suspect He said that the female suspect name withheld lived at Evuma Road in Afikpo North Local Government Area of the state He commended the team of detectives from the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department led by SP Miliscent Amadi for the feat The boy s mother is from Umuagwa in Port Harcourt She left her son with her neighbours and that was how he got missing His mother and the child are here and she has proved beyond reasonable doubt that she is his biological mother We are here today to handover the baby to his mother Anyanwu said The police spokesman said that the suspect claimed that she was the biological mother of the boy but later sold him The command is still investigating the matter and we shall leave no stone unturned to get to the root of how the boy got missing he said The child s mother thanked God and the police for making it possible for the boy to be rescued Narrating the incident she said that she used to keep the boy with the suspect because they were neighbours I usually kept him with them whenever I was going to work I work in a restaurant I thank God that I have seen him alive Nweke further said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ebonyi Police rescue missing child, reunite him with mother
     The Ebonyi Police Command Thursday reunited a three year old missing boy with his mother Mrs Theresa Nweke in Abakaliki The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the child was handed over to his mother by the command s Spoksman SP Chris Anyanwu Anyanwu told newsmen that the boy was rescued from a 20 year old child trafficking suspect He said that the female suspect name withheld lived at Evuma Road in Afikpo North Local Government Area of the state He commended the team of detectives from the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department led by SP Miliscent Amadi for the feat The boy s mother is from Umuagwa in Port Harcourt She left her son with her neighbours and that was how he got missing His mother and the child are here and she has proved beyond reasonable doubt that she is his biological mother We are here today to handover the baby to his mother Anyanwu said The police spokesman said that the suspect claimed that she was the biological mother of the boy but later sold him The command is still investigating the matter and we shall leave no stone unturned to get to the root of how the boy got missing he said The child s mother thanked God and the police for making it possible for the boy to be rescued Narrating the incident she said that she used to keep the boy with the suspect because they were neighbours I usually kept him with them whenever I was going to work I work in a restaurant I thank God that I have seen him alive Nweke further said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ebonyi Police rescue missing child, reunite him with mother
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    Ebonyi Police rescue missing child, reunite him with mother

    The Ebonyi Police Command Thursday reunited a three-year-old missing boy with his mother, Mrs Theresa Nweke, in Abakaliki.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the child was handed over to his mother by the command’s Spoksman, SP Chris Anyanwu.

    Anyanwu told newsmen that the boy was rescued from a 20-year-old child-trafficking suspect.

    He said that the female suspect (name withheld) lived at  Evuma Road in Afikpo-North Local Government Area of the state.

    He commended the team of detectives from the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, led by SP Miliscent Amadi, for the feat.

    “The boy’s mother is from Umuagwa in Port Harcourt.

    “She left her son with her neighbours and that was how he got missing.

    “His mother and the child are here and she has proved beyond reasonable doubt that she is his biological mother.

    “We are here today to handover the baby to his mother,” Anyanwu said.

    The police spokesman said that the suspect claimed that she was the biological mother of the boy but later sold him.

    “The command is still investigating the matter and we shall leave no stone unturned to get to the root of how the boy got missing,” he said.

    The child’s mother thanked God and the police for making it possible for the boy to be rescued.

    Narrating the incident, she said that she used to keep the boy with the suspect, because they were neighbours.

    “I usually kept him with them whenever I was going to work.

    “I work in a restaurant.

    I thank God that I have seen him alive,” Nweke further said.


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  •  Gov Yahaya Bello of Kogi has commiserated with his Ondo State counterpart Rotimi Akeredolu over the demise of his mother Lady Evangelist Grace Akerodolu who passed on Thursday at 90 years of age Bello in his condolence message in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Onogwu Muhammed on Thursday described a mother s demise as a pain best understood by those who have felt it Bello noted that in spite of being of age the vacuum such loss creates could not be filled by anyone urging the governor to take consolation in the truth that Mama lived a fulfilled life in the service of his creator and humanity He similarly extended his condolence to the entire family of the deceased over the demise of their matriarch while urging them to continue in Mama s footsteps and preserve her good legacies The governor prayed for God to grant Lady Akeredolu eternal rest and for consolation to everyone who has been hurt by her demise nanews NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Yahaya Bello commiserates with Akeredolu over mother’s demise
     Gov Yahaya Bello of Kogi has commiserated with his Ondo State counterpart Rotimi Akeredolu over the demise of his mother Lady Evangelist Grace Akerodolu who passed on Thursday at 90 years of age Bello in his condolence message in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Onogwu Muhammed on Thursday described a mother s demise as a pain best understood by those who have felt it Bello noted that in spite of being of age the vacuum such loss creates could not be filled by anyone urging the governor to take consolation in the truth that Mama lived a fulfilled life in the service of his creator and humanity He similarly extended his condolence to the entire family of the deceased over the demise of their matriarch while urging them to continue in Mama s footsteps and preserve her good legacies The governor prayed for God to grant Lady Akeredolu eternal rest and for consolation to everyone who has been hurt by her demise nanews NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Yahaya Bello commiserates with Akeredolu over mother’s demise
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    Yahaya Bello commiserates with Akeredolu over mother’s demise

    Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi has commiserated with his Ondo State counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu over the demise of his mother, Lady Evangelist Grace Akerodolu who passed on Thursday at 90 years of age Bello in his condolence message in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed, on Thursday described a mother’s demise as a pain best understood by those who have felt it.

    Bello noted that in spite of being of age, the vacuum such loss creates could not be filled by anyone, urging the governor to take consolation in the truth that Mama lived a fulfilled life in the service of his creator and humanity.

    He similarly extended his condolence to the entire family of the deceased over the demise of their matriarch, while urging them to continue in Mama’s footsteps and preserve her good legacies The governor prayed for God to grant Lady Akeredolu eternal rest  and for consolation to everyone who has been hurt by her demise.

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  •  The National Association of Resident Doctors NARD say it has shelved its planned strike and will continue its negotiations with the Federal Government and other stakeholders to drive home its demands The association s president Dr Dare Ishaya gave the assurance on Thursday in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria According to Ishaya the decision was taken on Wednesday during the association s extraordinary National Executive Council s NEC meeting When we examined those issues yesterday we discovered that the 2022 Medical Residency Training Fund MRTF had been released and the payment was effected on Tuesday Most of our members have already gotten their alert the issue of the implementation of the new hazard allowance we also found out that the Ministry of Finance has approved the release of funds for the payment Having critically examined the situation the NEC resolved that we should step down the ultimatum that was issued to the government and also reaffirm our commitment to continue to deliver adequate and quality health services to the Nigerian populace Ishaya however said that the association s NEC would continue the ongoing negotiations with all relevant authorities to ensure that the other unresolved issues were sorted out amicably We do not want to plunge the Nigerian masses into unnecessary hardship because the hardship in the country is already enough for them so we felt that we should not add to the inflictions that the Nigerian masses are passing through So the resolution of the emergency NEC meeting is that we should suspend our ultimatum and continue negotiations with the Federal Government until the other contentious issues are conclusively resolved He added that a communique to that effect would soon be released NAN reports that the association had issued several ultimatums to the Federal Government to implement the payment of the new Hazard Allowance and arrears it stipulated as at Dec 22 2021 The said allowance is contained in the circular issued by National Salaries Income and Wages Commission NSIWC dated Dec 22 2021 with reference number 04 21811406 Other issues include the payment of the skipping arrears for 2014 2015 and 2016 to deserving members and consequential adjustment of minimum wage to members who were deprived since it was implemented Also the immediate review of the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure CONMESS and other related allowances in line with the agreed terms from the previous Collective Bargaining Agreement CBA In July 2022 NARD had given the Federal Government a two week ultimatum to commence payment of the newly reviewed Medical Residency Training Fund and hazard allowance among other demands The association threatened an indefinite strike if their demands were not met at the end of the two weeks However the ultimatum was extended by another two weeks on Aug 21 which elapsed on Sept 5 In 2021 they had embarked on strike over unavailability of medical equipment in public tertiary hospitals and staff welfare for two months ignoring order from Industrial Court to call it off NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Resident doctors shelve strike, to continue negotiations with FG
     The National Association of Resident Doctors NARD say it has shelved its planned strike and will continue its negotiations with the Federal Government and other stakeholders to drive home its demands The association s president Dr Dare Ishaya gave the assurance on Thursday in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria According to Ishaya the decision was taken on Wednesday during the association s extraordinary National Executive Council s NEC meeting When we examined those issues yesterday we discovered that the 2022 Medical Residency Training Fund MRTF had been released and the payment was effected on Tuesday Most of our members have already gotten their alert the issue of the implementation of the new hazard allowance we also found out that the Ministry of Finance has approved the release of funds for the payment Having critically examined the situation the NEC resolved that we should step down the ultimatum that was issued to the government and also reaffirm our commitment to continue to deliver adequate and quality health services to the Nigerian populace Ishaya however said that the association s NEC would continue the ongoing negotiations with all relevant authorities to ensure that the other unresolved issues were sorted out amicably We do not want to plunge the Nigerian masses into unnecessary hardship because the hardship in the country is already enough for them so we felt that we should not add to the inflictions that the Nigerian masses are passing through So the resolution of the emergency NEC meeting is that we should suspend our ultimatum and continue negotiations with the Federal Government until the other contentious issues are conclusively resolved He added that a communique to that effect would soon be released NAN reports that the association had issued several ultimatums to the Federal Government to implement the payment of the new Hazard Allowance and arrears it stipulated as at Dec 22 2021 The said allowance is contained in the circular issued by National Salaries Income and Wages Commission NSIWC dated Dec 22 2021 with reference number 04 21811406 Other issues include the payment of the skipping arrears for 2014 2015 and 2016 to deserving members and consequential adjustment of minimum wage to members who were deprived since it was implemented Also the immediate review of the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure CONMESS and other related allowances in line with the agreed terms from the previous Collective Bargaining Agreement CBA In July 2022 NARD had given the Federal Government a two week ultimatum to commence payment of the newly reviewed Medical Residency Training Fund and hazard allowance among other demands The association threatened an indefinite strike if their demands were not met at the end of the two weeks However the ultimatum was extended by another two weeks on Aug 21 which elapsed on Sept 5 In 2021 they had embarked on strike over unavailability of medical equipment in public tertiary hospitals and staff welfare for two months ignoring order from Industrial Court to call it off NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Resident doctors shelve strike, to continue negotiations with FG
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    Resident doctors shelve strike, to continue negotiations with FG

    The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) say it has shelved its planned strike and will continue its negotiations with the Federal Government and other stakeholders to drive home its demands.

    The association’s president, Dr Dare Ishaya, gave the assurance on Thursday in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria .

    According to Ishaya, the decision was taken on Wednesday during the association’s extraordinary National Executive Council’s (NEC) meeting.

    “When we examined those issues yesterday, we discovered that the 2022 Medical Residency Training Fund (MRTF) had been released and the payment was effected on Tuesday.

    “Most of our members have already gotten their alert, the issue of the implementation of the new hazard allowance, we also found out that the Ministry of Finance has approved the release of funds for the payment.

    “Having critically examined the situation, the NEC resolved that we should step down the ultimatum that was issued to the government and also reaffirm our commitment to continue to deliver adequate and quality health services to the Nigerian populace.

    ” Ishaya, however, said that the association’s NEC would continue the ongoing negotiations with all relevant authorities to ensure that the other unresolved issues were sorted out amicably.

    “We do not want to plunge the Nigerian masses into unnecessary hardship because the hardship in the country is already enough for them so we felt that we should not add to the inflictions that the Nigerian masses are passing through.

    “So the resolution of the emergency NEC meeting is that we should suspend our ultimatum and continue negotiations with the Federal Government until the other contentious issues are conclusively resolved.

    ” He added that a communique to that effect would soon be released.

    NAN reports that the association had issued several ultimatums to the Federal Government to implement the payment of the new Hazard Allowance and arrears it stipulated as at Dec. 22, 2021. The said allowance is contained in the circular issued by National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission (NSIWC) dated Dec. 22, 2021 with reference number 04.21811406. Other issues include the payment of the skipping arrears for 2014, 2015 and 2016 to deserving members and consequential adjustment of minimum wage to members who were deprived since it was implemented.

    Also, the immediate review of the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure (CONMESS) and other related allowances in line with the agreed terms from the previous Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).

    In July, 2022 NARD had given the Federal Government a two-week ultimatum to commence payment of the newly-reviewed Medical Residency Training Fund and hazard allowance, among other demands.

    The association threatened an indefinite strike if their demands were not met at the end of the two weeks.

    However, the ultimatum was extended by another two weeks on Aug. 21, which elapsed on Sept. 5.In 2021, they had embarked on strike over unavailability of medical equipment in public tertiary hospitals and staff welfare for two months, ignoring order from Industrial Court to call it off.

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  •  The U S government says it will provide a five million dollar grant to the African Development Bank AfDB to support efforts to reduce methane gas emission across Africa U S Special Presidential envoy for climate Mr John Kerry made the announcement at a breakfast event held on the sideline of the ongoing 18th African Ministerial Conference on the Environment AMCEN being held in Dakar Senegal This is according to a statement from the Communication and External Relations Department of AfDB on Thursday The conference which began on Sept 12 and would end on Sept 16 has as its theme Securing People s Well being and Ensuring Environmental Sustainability in Africa According to the statement methane accounts for about half of the net rise in global average temperature since the pre industrial era Kerry said more than 25 countries on the continent had joined the Global Methane Pledge a resounding level of support for the importance of methane in keeping 1 5 degrees within reach I am very pleased that AfDB is responding to the increased global attention on methane emissions and is planning to increase their own focus on methane abatement in coming years he added The Global Methane pledge inaugurated during COP26 targets reducing emissions of methane by at least 30 per cent from 2020 levels over the next seven years Welcoming the contributions AfDB Vice President for Power Energy Climate and Green Growth Mr Kevin Kariuki said the bank planned to create activities within the Africa Climate Change Fund ACCF to support methane reduction With the support of the U S government and other donors and non state actors we intend to create a dedicated pillar of activities within our Africa Climate Change Fund To support methane abatement including working with countries to include methane in their Nationally Defined Contributions and develop pipelines of methane abatement projects for further investment This will provide an excellent foundation for increased focus on methane emissions Kariuki said The AfDB would be releasing a methane baseline reporting covering waste and energy sector methane emissions across Africa at the forthcoming COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh Egypt The grant subject to the completion of U S domestic procedures and approvals would go to the multi donor ACCF which is managed by the bank The fund supports a broad range of activities covering climate resilience and low carbon growth Additional funding was also promised by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition CCAC and the Global Methane Hub to tackle methane emissions in African countries The Global Methane Hub would contribute five million dollars over the next three years The hub funds methane mitigation efforts The coalition a voluntary partnership of governments intergovernmental organisations businesses and research institutions would provide 1 2 million dollars The five day 18th Session of AMCEN ends on Friday and is organised by the United Nations Environment Programme It provides African environment ministers a forum to offer policy guidance that will contribute to strengthening Africa s voice at the COP27 The ACCF was established in April 2014 to support African countries in building their resilience to the negative impacts of climate change and in transitioning to sustainable low carbon growth NewsSourceCredit NAN
    U.S.govt announces m grant to AfDB
     The U S government says it will provide a five million dollar grant to the African Development Bank AfDB to support efforts to reduce methane gas emission across Africa U S Special Presidential envoy for climate Mr John Kerry made the announcement at a breakfast event held on the sideline of the ongoing 18th African Ministerial Conference on the Environment AMCEN being held in Dakar Senegal This is according to a statement from the Communication and External Relations Department of AfDB on Thursday The conference which began on Sept 12 and would end on Sept 16 has as its theme Securing People s Well being and Ensuring Environmental Sustainability in Africa According to the statement methane accounts for about half of the net rise in global average temperature since the pre industrial era Kerry said more than 25 countries on the continent had joined the Global Methane Pledge a resounding level of support for the importance of methane in keeping 1 5 degrees within reach I am very pleased that AfDB is responding to the increased global attention on methane emissions and is planning to increase their own focus on methane abatement in coming years he added The Global Methane pledge inaugurated during COP26 targets reducing emissions of methane by at least 30 per cent from 2020 levels over the next seven years Welcoming the contributions AfDB Vice President for Power Energy Climate and Green Growth Mr Kevin Kariuki said the bank planned to create activities within the Africa Climate Change Fund ACCF to support methane reduction With the support of the U S government and other donors and non state actors we intend to create a dedicated pillar of activities within our Africa Climate Change Fund To support methane abatement including working with countries to include methane in their Nationally Defined Contributions and develop pipelines of methane abatement projects for further investment This will provide an excellent foundation for increased focus on methane emissions Kariuki said The AfDB would be releasing a methane baseline reporting covering waste and energy sector methane emissions across Africa at the forthcoming COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh Egypt The grant subject to the completion of U S domestic procedures and approvals would go to the multi donor ACCF which is managed by the bank The fund supports a broad range of activities covering climate resilience and low carbon growth Additional funding was also promised by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition CCAC and the Global Methane Hub to tackle methane emissions in African countries The Global Methane Hub would contribute five million dollars over the next three years The hub funds methane mitigation efforts The coalition a voluntary partnership of governments intergovernmental organisations businesses and research institutions would provide 1 2 million dollars The five day 18th Session of AMCEN ends on Friday and is organised by the United Nations Environment Programme It provides African environment ministers a forum to offer policy guidance that will contribute to strengthening Africa s voice at the COP27 The ACCF was established in April 2014 to support African countries in building their resilience to the negative impacts of climate change and in transitioning to sustainable low carbon growth NewsSourceCredit NAN
    U.S.govt announces m grant to AfDB
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    U.S.govt announces $5m grant to AfDB

    The U.

    S government says it will provide a five-million-dollar grant to the African Development Bank (AfDB) to support efforts to reduce methane gas emission across Africa. 

    U.

    S. Special Presidential envoy for climate, Mr John Kerry made the announcement at a breakfast event held on the sideline of the ongoing 18th African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) being held in Dakar, Senegal.

    This is according to a statement from the Communication and External Relations Department of AfDB on Thursday.

    The conference which began on Sept. 12, and would end on Sept. 16, has as its theme “Securing People’s Well-being and Ensuring Environmental Sustainability in Africa”.

    According to the statement, methane accounts for about half of the net rise in global average temperature since the pre-industrial era.

    Kerry said more than 25 countries on the continent had joined the Global Methane Pledge, “a resounding level of support for the importance of methane in keeping 1.5 degrees within reach”.

    “I am very pleased that AfDB is responding to the increased global attention on methane emissions and is planning to increase their own focus on methane abatement in coming years,” he added.

    The Global Methane pledge, inaugurated during COP26, targets reducing emissions of methane by at least 30 per cent from 2020 levels over the next seven years.

    Welcoming the contributions, AfDB Vice President for Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth, Mr Kevin Kariuki said the bank planned to create activities within the Africa Climate Change Fund  (ACCF) to support methane reduction.

    “With the support of the U.

    S. government, and other donors and non-state actors, we intend to create a dedicated pillar of activities within our Africa Climate Change Fund. “To support methane abatement including working with countries to include methane in their Nationally Defined Contributions and develop pipelines of methane abatement projects for further investment.

    “This will provide an excellent foundation for increased focus on methane emissions,” Kariuki said.

    The AfDB would be releasing a methane baseline reporting covering waste and energy sector methane emissions across Africa at the forthcoming COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

    The grant, subject to the completion of U.

    S. domestic procedures and approvals, would go to the multi-donor ACCF, which is managed by the bank. 

    The fund supports a broad range of activities covering climate resilience and low-carbon growth.

    Additional funding was also promised by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) and the Global Methane Hub to tackle methane emissions in African countries. 

    The Global Methane Hub would contribute five million dollars over the next three years. 

    The hub funds methane mitigation efforts. 

    The coalition, a voluntary partnership of governments, intergovernmental organisations, businesses, and research institutions, would provide 1.2 million dollars.

    The five-day 18th Session of AMCEN ends on Friday and is organised by the United Nations Environment Programme.

    It provides African environment ministers a forum to offer policy guidance that will contribute to strengthening Africa’s voice at the COP27.  The ACCF was established in April 2014 to support African countries in building their resilience to the negative impacts of climate change and in transitioning to sustainable low-carbon growth.


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  •  Minister of Youths and Sports Development Sunday Dare says a lot of countries including Jamaica United Kingdom and Kenya want to beat Nigeria in the fields of Athletics following the country s good outing at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham Dare stated this when he addressed State House correspondents at the weekly Ministerial Media Briefing organised by the Presidential Communication Team led by the President s spokesman Mr Femi Adesina in Abuja on Thursday According to him a lot of foreign athletes are looking forward to future sports competitions including France 2024 to beat Nigerian athletes He said So for sports as the focus is now that s where we are we are preparing for France 2024 Already we have a big fill in from Oregon we have a big fill in from Commonwealth we are all aware that right now a lot of people want to beat us The Jamaicans are not happy with us The Britons are not happy with us The Kenyans are not happy with us because of what happened So we know that we really need to keep at it So that won t get to France 2024 the standard we have set we ll try to go above it And I m sure that our athletes can do it On youth development the minister disclosed that his ministry had so far received N10 billion out of the N25 billion earmarked for National Youth Investment Fund He revealed that over 31 000 youths had benefitted from the fund saying between N250 000 and N3 million were given as loan to the affected beneficiaries The minister said Our youth development of course I can tell you off the cuff that we ve only received N10 billion out of the N25 billion for the first year for the National Youth Investment Fund We ve been able to disburse to over 31 000 youths Normally there s a process we send out an email you have to reply us to say thank you I accept Once we don t get a feedback we keep your name so over 45 000 have been approved for that loan only about 31 000 have responded And the funds have gone to them between N250 000 to N3 million whatever you get is based on the idea of the business that you put forward Dare stated that the ministry had also embarked on digital training of youths on cybersecurity to qualify them as cybersecurity experts He said Beyond that trainings are going on digital training I think the most important is the research we did as a ministry We looked at the problem of skills mismatch There are jobs out there for our youths but the degrees they have cannot fit in for those jobs We found out that the jobs available in cybersecurity in Africa alone is 1 5 million jobs In this country alone more than 350 000 that is the organisations looking for a cybersecurity expert certified So the ministry last month partner with Halogen and when we put out the call after three days 61 000 youths applied for cybersecurity training to be certified As we speak we ve trained about 6 000 they have graduated they will get their certification we can train this 61 000 because there s a cost implication but we ll take them in batches NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria’s rising profile in athletics unsettles Jamaicans, Britons, Kenyans – Minister
     Minister of Youths and Sports Development Sunday Dare says a lot of countries including Jamaica United Kingdom and Kenya want to beat Nigeria in the fields of Athletics following the country s good outing at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham Dare stated this when he addressed State House correspondents at the weekly Ministerial Media Briefing organised by the Presidential Communication Team led by the President s spokesman Mr Femi Adesina in Abuja on Thursday According to him a lot of foreign athletes are looking forward to future sports competitions including France 2024 to beat Nigerian athletes He said So for sports as the focus is now that s where we are we are preparing for France 2024 Already we have a big fill in from Oregon we have a big fill in from Commonwealth we are all aware that right now a lot of people want to beat us The Jamaicans are not happy with us The Britons are not happy with us The Kenyans are not happy with us because of what happened So we know that we really need to keep at it So that won t get to France 2024 the standard we have set we ll try to go above it And I m sure that our athletes can do it On youth development the minister disclosed that his ministry had so far received N10 billion out of the N25 billion earmarked for National Youth Investment Fund He revealed that over 31 000 youths had benefitted from the fund saying between N250 000 and N3 million were given as loan to the affected beneficiaries The minister said Our youth development of course I can tell you off the cuff that we ve only received N10 billion out of the N25 billion for the first year for the National Youth Investment Fund We ve been able to disburse to over 31 000 youths Normally there s a process we send out an email you have to reply us to say thank you I accept Once we don t get a feedback we keep your name so over 45 000 have been approved for that loan only about 31 000 have responded And the funds have gone to them between N250 000 to N3 million whatever you get is based on the idea of the business that you put forward Dare stated that the ministry had also embarked on digital training of youths on cybersecurity to qualify them as cybersecurity experts He said Beyond that trainings are going on digital training I think the most important is the research we did as a ministry We looked at the problem of skills mismatch There are jobs out there for our youths but the degrees they have cannot fit in for those jobs We found out that the jobs available in cybersecurity in Africa alone is 1 5 million jobs In this country alone more than 350 000 that is the organisations looking for a cybersecurity expert certified So the ministry last month partner with Halogen and when we put out the call after three days 61 000 youths applied for cybersecurity training to be certified As we speak we ve trained about 6 000 they have graduated they will get their certification we can train this 61 000 because there s a cost implication but we ll take them in batches NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria’s rising profile in athletics unsettles Jamaicans, Britons, Kenyans – Minister
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    Nigeria’s rising profile in athletics unsettles Jamaicans, Britons, Kenyans – Minister

    Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, says a lot of countries including Jamaica, United Kingdom and Kenya want to beat Nigeria in the fields of Athletics, following the country’s good outing at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

    Dare stated this when he addressed State House correspondents at the weekly Ministerial Media Briefing organised by the Presidential Communication Team led by the President’s spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Thursday.

    According to him, a lot of foreign athletes are looking forward to future sports competitions, including France 2024 to beat Nigerian athletes.

    He said: ”So for sports, as the focus is now that’s where we are, we are preparing for France 2024. ”Already we have a big fill in from Oregon, we have a big fill in from Commonwealth, we are all aware that right now a lot of people want to beat us.

    The Jamaicans are not happy with us.

    The Britons are not happy with us.

    ”The Kenyans are not happy with us because of what happened.

    So we know that we really need to keep at it.

    So that won’t get to France 2024, the standard we have set, we’ll try to go above it.

    ”And I’m sure that our athletes can do it.

    ” On youth development, the minister disclosed that his ministry had so far received N10 billion out of the N25 billion earmarked for National Youth Investment Fund. He revealed that over 31,000 youths had benefitted from the fund, saying between N250,000 and N3 million were given as loan to the affected beneficiaries.

    The minister said: ”Our youth development, of course, I can tell you off the cuff that we’ve only received N10 billion out of the N25 billion for the first year, for the National Youth Investment Fund. ”We’ve been able to disburse to over 31,000 youths.

    Normally there’s a process, we send out an email, you have to reply us to say thank you I accept.

    ”Once we don’t get a feedback, we keep your name so over 45,000 have been approved for that loan, only about 31,000 have responded.

    ”And the funds have gone to them between N250,000 to N3 million, whatever you get is based on the idea of the business that you put forward.

    ” Dare stated that the ministry had also embarked on digital training of youths on cybersecurity to qualify them as cybersecurity experts.

    He said: ”Beyond that, trainings are going on digital training.

    I think the most important is the research we did as a ministry.

    ”We looked at the problem of skills mismatch.

    There are jobs out there for our youths, but the degrees they have cannot fit in for those jobs.

    ”We found out that the jobs available in cybersecurity in Africa alone is 1.5 million jobs.

    ”In this country alone, more than 350,000, that is the organisations looking for a cybersecurity expert certified.

    ”So, the ministry last month partner with Halogen and when we put out the call, after three days, 61,000 youths applied for cybersecurity training to be certified.

    ”As we speak, we’ve trained about 6,000, they have graduated, they will get their certification, we can train this 61,000 because there’s a cost implication, but we’ll take them in batches.


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  •  The Technical Adviser of Kwara United Football Club Coach Abdulazeez Mohammed says the club has a crucial 90 minutes of battle in Niamey Niger Republic Mohammed said the play is still a crucial hurdle to cross for his team in the Preliminary Stage of the competition with the second leg tie against AS Douanes Kwara United FC will square up against the Niamey based side in the return leg of the ongoing 20222023 TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup competition on Sunday with their nose in front owing to the 3 0 first leg win in Lagos on Sunday But for coach Mohammed it s not over until it s finally over We will try to go and get qualification in Niamey because the job is not done yet We still have crucial 90 minutes ahead of us We will go there and play to get the ticket to the next stage Our targets are to play and earn a clean sheet and also qualify We are going there to attack and that s why I told my strikers to ensure that any ball that comes to them counts We got three goals in the first leg all goals coming in the first half and I will say it s normal in African perspective We are trying to change the mentality of the players because we are supposed to get more than three goals in the match In Niamey my players will need to keep their heads and play according to our plan and targets We have trained hard ahead of the battle of Niamey he said The match will hold at the Stade General Senyi Kountche and the winner over the two legs to play Morrocan side Berkane in the next stage This is Kwara United FC s third appearance in CAF competitions having played in CAF Cup in 19992000 and in 20062007 seasons Kwara United FC finished fourth in the 20212022 Nigeria Professional Football League NPFL season and tipped alongside Remo Stars to represent the country in the Confederation Cup NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CAFCC: Kwara Utd have crucial 90mins of battle in Niamey – Head Coach
     The Technical Adviser of Kwara United Football Club Coach Abdulazeez Mohammed says the club has a crucial 90 minutes of battle in Niamey Niger Republic Mohammed said the play is still a crucial hurdle to cross for his team in the Preliminary Stage of the competition with the second leg tie against AS Douanes Kwara United FC will square up against the Niamey based side in the return leg of the ongoing 20222023 TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup competition on Sunday with their nose in front owing to the 3 0 first leg win in Lagos on Sunday But for coach Mohammed it s not over until it s finally over We will try to go and get qualification in Niamey because the job is not done yet We still have crucial 90 minutes ahead of us We will go there and play to get the ticket to the next stage Our targets are to play and earn a clean sheet and also qualify We are going there to attack and that s why I told my strikers to ensure that any ball that comes to them counts We got three goals in the first leg all goals coming in the first half and I will say it s normal in African perspective We are trying to change the mentality of the players because we are supposed to get more than three goals in the match In Niamey my players will need to keep their heads and play according to our plan and targets We have trained hard ahead of the battle of Niamey he said The match will hold at the Stade General Senyi Kountche and the winner over the two legs to play Morrocan side Berkane in the next stage This is Kwara United FC s third appearance in CAF competitions having played in CAF Cup in 19992000 and in 20062007 seasons Kwara United FC finished fourth in the 20212022 Nigeria Professional Football League NPFL season and tipped alongside Remo Stars to represent the country in the Confederation Cup NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CAFCC: Kwara Utd have crucial 90mins of battle in Niamey – Head Coach
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    CAFCC: Kwara Utd have crucial 90mins of battle in Niamey – Head Coach

    The Technical Adviser of Kwara United Football Club, Coach Abdulazeez Mohammed, says the club has a crucial 90 minutes of battle in Niamey, Niger Republic.

    Mohammed said the play is still a crucial hurdle to cross for his team in the Preliminary Stage of the competition, with the second leg tie against AS Douanes.

    Kwara United FC will square up against the Niamey-based side in the return leg of the ongoing 20222023 TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup competition on Sunday, with their nose in front owing to the 3-0 first leg win in Lagos on Sunday.

    But for coach Mohammed it’s not over, until it’s finally over.

    “We will try to go and get qualification in Niamey, because the job is not done yet.

    “We still have crucial 90 minutes ahead of us.

    We will go there and play to get the ticket to the next stage.

    “Our targets are to play and earn a clean sheet, and also qualify.

    We are going there to attack, and that’s why I told my strikers to ensure that any ball that comes to them counts.

    “We got three goals in the first leg, all goals coming in the first half, and I will say it’s normal in African perspective.

    We are trying to change the mentality of the players, because, we are supposed to get more than three goals in the match.

    “In Niamey, my players will need to keep their heads, and play according to our plan and targets.

    We have trained hard ahead of the battle of Niamey,” he said.

    The match will hold at the Stade General Senyi Kountche, and the winner over the two legs to play Morrocan side, Berkane, in the next stage.

    This is Kwara United FC’s third appearance in CAF competitions, having played in CAF Cup in 19992000 and in 20062007 seasons.

    Kwara United FC finished fourth in the 20212022 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season, and tipped alongside Remo Stars, to represent the country in the Confederation Cup.
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  •  Kwara United Football Club players have been charged to do the country and state proud in Niamey as they prepare to play AS Douanes of Niger Republic in the return leg of the CAF Confederation Cup The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Wasiu Jimoh scored twice and Samson Paul the other scorer as Kwara United battered the Nigerien team on Sunday in Lagos at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena Kwara United FC will take centre stage against the visitors at the Stade General Senyi Kountche a natural grass pitch on Sunday The Head of Delegation Malam Bola Mogaji while delivering Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaqr s message on Thursday in Ilorin told the players that they are ambassadors of Nigeria and Kwara You are the ambassadors of the country and our dear state Kwara Go to Niamey and finish the job you started in the first leg With 3 0 you have lessened your job out there but that shouldn t give you the room to be complacent Our governor is highly concerned about Kwara United FC and he is doing everything possible for the team We must play well win well to justify the huge investment on the team In the first leg you couldn t score in the second half because you are complacent I want you to go to Niamey take all your chances score as many goals as possible Be aggressive in front of goal It s very important We are bargaining for nothing less than victory because we have worked for it we have prayed for it and have trained hard for it We pray God to be on our side on Sunday in Niamey he charged The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the winner over the two legs will play Moroccan side Berkane who are the current holders of the Confederation Cup title NAN recalls that this is Kwara United FC s third appearance in CAF competitions having played in CAF Cup in 19992000 and in 20062007 seasons Kwara United FC finished fourth in the 20212022 Nigeria Professional Football League NPFL season and tipped alongside Remo Stars to represent the country in the Confederation Cup NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Do Nigeria, Kwara proud in Niamey – AbdulRazaq tasks Kwara United FC
     Kwara United Football Club players have been charged to do the country and state proud in Niamey as they prepare to play AS Douanes of Niger Republic in the return leg of the CAF Confederation Cup The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Wasiu Jimoh scored twice and Samson Paul the other scorer as Kwara United battered the Nigerien team on Sunday in Lagos at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena Kwara United FC will take centre stage against the visitors at the Stade General Senyi Kountche a natural grass pitch on Sunday The Head of Delegation Malam Bola Mogaji while delivering Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaqr s message on Thursday in Ilorin told the players that they are ambassadors of Nigeria and Kwara You are the ambassadors of the country and our dear state Kwara Go to Niamey and finish the job you started in the first leg With 3 0 you have lessened your job out there but that shouldn t give you the room to be complacent Our governor is highly concerned about Kwara United FC and he is doing everything possible for the team We must play well win well to justify the huge investment on the team In the first leg you couldn t score in the second half because you are complacent I want you to go to Niamey take all your chances score as many goals as possible Be aggressive in front of goal It s very important We are bargaining for nothing less than victory because we have worked for it we have prayed for it and have trained hard for it We pray God to be on our side on Sunday in Niamey he charged The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the winner over the two legs will play Moroccan side Berkane who are the current holders of the Confederation Cup title NAN recalls that this is Kwara United FC s third appearance in CAF competitions having played in CAF Cup in 19992000 and in 20062007 seasons Kwara United FC finished fourth in the 20212022 Nigeria Professional Football League NPFL season and tipped alongside Remo Stars to represent the country in the Confederation Cup NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Do Nigeria, Kwara proud in Niamey – AbdulRazaq tasks Kwara United FC
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    Do Nigeria, Kwara proud in Niamey – AbdulRazaq tasks Kwara United FC

    Kwara United Football Club players have been charged to do the country and state proud in Niamey, as they prepare to play AS Douanes of Niger Republic in the return leg of the CAF Confederation Cup. The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Wasiu Jimoh scored twice and Samson Paul the other scorer as Kwara United battered the Nigerien team on Sunday in Lagos at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena.

    Kwara United FC will take centre stage against the visitors at the Stade General Senyi Kountche, a natural grass pitch, on Sunday.

    The Head of Delegation, Malam Bola Mogaji, while delivering Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaqr’s message on Thursday in Ilorin, told the players that they are ambassadors of Nigeria and Kwara.

    “You are the ambassadors of the country and our dear state, Kwara.

    Go to Niamey and finish the job you started in the first leg.

    “With 3-0, you have lessened your job out there, but that shouldn’t give you the room to be complacent.

    “Our governor is highly concerned about Kwara United FC, and he is doing everything possible for the team.

    “We must play well, win well, to justify the huge investment on the team.

    “In the first leg, you couldn’t score in the second half because you are complacent.

    I want you to go to Niamey, take all your chances, score as many goals as possible.

    Be aggressive in front of goal.

    It’s very important.

    “We are bargaining for nothing less than victory because we have worked for it, we have prayed for it, and have trained hard for it.

    We pray God to be on our side on Sunday in Niamey,” he charged.

    The News  Agency of Nigeria reports that the winner, over the two legs, will play Moroccan side, Berkane, who are the current holders of the Confederation Cup title.

    NAN recalls that this is Kwara United FC’s third appearance in CAF competitions, having played in CAF Cup in 19992000 and in 20062007 seasons.

    Kwara United FC finished fourth in the 20212022 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season, and tipped alongside Remo Stars, to represent the country in the Confederation Cup.
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  •  The All Progressives Congress APC says it is putting every necessary machinery in motion to win the 2023 presidential election with a margin that will be too wide to contest Mr Bayo Onanuga the Director Media and Publicity APC Presidential Campaign Council said this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja Onanuga was reacting to a poll conducted by the NOI Polls pointing out that it is inconsistent with Nigerian reality The attention of the APC Presidential Campaign Council has been drawn to a poll conducted by the NOI Polls which made wild and incredible permutations on the presidential election We are unperturbed by these dubious and unreliable statistics because our research shows that NOI Polls have been off the mark at critical election periods in recent times For example preparatory to March 2015 presidential elections NOI published in October 2014 the results of a Viability Poll which used the concepts of familiarity and net favourability position to survey Onanuga said He recalled that in the results NOI claimed that the then President Goodluck Jonathan had the best overall familiarity rating at 99 per cent and net favourability probability of 25 Onanuga said by contrast NOI dismissed the then APC candidate Muhammadu Buhari as a borderline candidate who needed huge public relations to shore up his performance He added that in spite of the report when the Nigerian electorate went to the polls the APC candidate and now President Muhammadu Buhari won the election He said this was not the only instance when the NOI had turned its political bias in an election period to fraudulent statistics He added that towards the 2019 presidential elections and knowing fully that Buhari was going for re election for a second term in office the NOI pollsters embarked on another abracadabra Onanuga recalled that in June 2017 NOI Poll issued the results of another poll that Nigerians preferred a middle aged president The NOI pollsters he said had claimed that its poll was inspired by the election of Macron as the president of France and the campaign of the Not Too Young To Run According to the predictable bias NOI claimed that 64 per cent said they would prefer to vote for a presidential candidate between the ages of 40 and 50 years and 15 per cent preferred candidates between 51 and 60 In short for a presidential candidate in his 70s running for re election NOI results meant certain defeat But when the Nigerian electorate went to the polls on February 23 2019 the man the NOI polls had tried to bully with statistics out of the race won again Onanuga further recalled He added that at the time NOI was generating the unrealistic figures to boost the ego of ex president Jonathan a more serious and independent team of pollsters Neo Telligence based in the United Kingdom used geo demographics and public sentiment analysis to forecast the emergence of Buhari Onanuga said by contrast their empirical analysis showed that two years before the 2015 presidential elections Jonathan s public approval rating on corruption insecurity and the economy had nose dived This he said was especially across most of the battle ground states of the federation Our objective profiling of NOI Polls as an anti APC research organisation is grounded on the aforesaid facts The NOI has chosen the preferred candidate and has decided to use fake dubious statistics to package him to the Nigerian voters We know as a matter of fact the owners of NOI and where their political interest lies Onanuga said He therefore advised NOI to stop polluting the political system with irresponsible unscientific and biased polling to avoid being exposed The APC is putting every necessary machinery in motion to win the federal elections with a margin that will be too wide to contest Our candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu recorded the highest votes of a senator across the country under the Social Democratic Party SDP in July 1992 He will do it on nationwide scale on February 25 2023 Onanuga stressed NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: APC working to win elections with incontestable margin – Onanuga
     The All Progressives Congress APC says it is putting every necessary machinery in motion to win the 2023 presidential election with a margin that will be too wide to contest Mr Bayo Onanuga the Director Media and Publicity APC Presidential Campaign Council said this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja Onanuga was reacting to a poll conducted by the NOI Polls pointing out that it is inconsistent with Nigerian reality The attention of the APC Presidential Campaign Council has been drawn to a poll conducted by the NOI Polls which made wild and incredible permutations on the presidential election We are unperturbed by these dubious and unreliable statistics because our research shows that NOI Polls have been off the mark at critical election periods in recent times For example preparatory to March 2015 presidential elections NOI published in October 2014 the results of a Viability Poll which used the concepts of familiarity and net favourability position to survey Onanuga said He recalled that in the results NOI claimed that the then President Goodluck Jonathan had the best overall familiarity rating at 99 per cent and net favourability probability of 25 Onanuga said by contrast NOI dismissed the then APC candidate Muhammadu Buhari as a borderline candidate who needed huge public relations to shore up his performance He added that in spite of the report when the Nigerian electorate went to the polls the APC candidate and now President Muhammadu Buhari won the election He said this was not the only instance when the NOI had turned its political bias in an election period to fraudulent statistics He added that towards the 2019 presidential elections and knowing fully that Buhari was going for re election for a second term in office the NOI pollsters embarked on another abracadabra Onanuga recalled that in June 2017 NOI Poll issued the results of another poll that Nigerians preferred a middle aged president The NOI pollsters he said had claimed that its poll was inspired by the election of Macron as the president of France and the campaign of the Not Too Young To Run According to the predictable bias NOI claimed that 64 per cent said they would prefer to vote for a presidential candidate between the ages of 40 and 50 years and 15 per cent preferred candidates between 51 and 60 In short for a presidential candidate in his 70s running for re election NOI results meant certain defeat But when the Nigerian electorate went to the polls on February 23 2019 the man the NOI polls had tried to bully with statistics out of the race won again Onanuga further recalled He added that at the time NOI was generating the unrealistic figures to boost the ego of ex president Jonathan a more serious and independent team of pollsters Neo Telligence based in the United Kingdom used geo demographics and public sentiment analysis to forecast the emergence of Buhari Onanuga said by contrast their empirical analysis showed that two years before the 2015 presidential elections Jonathan s public approval rating on corruption insecurity and the economy had nose dived This he said was especially across most of the battle ground states of the federation Our objective profiling of NOI Polls as an anti APC research organisation is grounded on the aforesaid facts The NOI has chosen the preferred candidate and has decided to use fake dubious statistics to package him to the Nigerian voters We know as a matter of fact the owners of NOI and where their political interest lies Onanuga said He therefore advised NOI to stop polluting the political system with irresponsible unscientific and biased polling to avoid being exposed The APC is putting every necessary machinery in motion to win the federal elections with a margin that will be too wide to contest Our candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu recorded the highest votes of a senator across the country under the Social Democratic Party SDP in July 1992 He will do it on nationwide scale on February 25 2023 Onanuga stressed NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: APC working to win elections with incontestable margin – Onanuga
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    2023: APC working to win elections with incontestable margin – Onanuga

    The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it is putting every necessary machinery in motion to win the 2023 presidential election with a margin that will be too wide to contest.

    Mr Bayo Onanuga, the Director, Media and Publicity, APC Presidential Campaign Council, said this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

    Onanuga was reacting to a poll conducted by the NOI Polls, pointing out that it is inconsistent with Nigerian reality.

    “The attention of the APC Presidential Campaign Council has been drawn to a poll conducted by the NOI Polls which made wild and incredible permutations on the presidential election.

    “We are unperturbed by these dubious and unreliable statistics because our research shows that NOI Polls have been off the mark at critical election periods in recent times.

    “For example, preparatory to March 2015 presidential elections, NOI published in October 2014 the results of a ‘Viability Poll’ which used the concepts of familiarity and net favourability position to survey,” Onanuga said.

    He recalled that in the results, NOI claimed that the then President Goodluck Jonathan had the best overall familiarity rating at 99 per cent and net favourability probability of ±25.Onanuga said by contrast, NOI dismissed the then APC candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, as a borderline candidate who needed huge public relations to shore up his performance.

    He added that in spite of the report, when the Nigerian electorate went to the polls, the APC candidate and now President Muhammadu Buhari, won the election.

    He said this was not the only instance when the NOI had turned its political bias in an election period to fraudulent statistics.

    He added that towards the 2019 presidential elections, and knowing fully that Buhari was going for re-election for a second term in office, the NOI pollsters embarked on another “abracadabra”.

    Onanuga recalled that in June 2017, NOI Poll issued the results of another poll, that Nigerians preferred a middle-aged president.

    The NOI pollsters, he said, had claimed that its poll was inspired by the election of Macron as the president of France and the campaign of the Not Too Young To Run.“According to the predictable bias, NOI claimed that 64 per cent said they would prefer to vote for a presidential candidate between the ages of 40 and 50 years and 15 per cent preferred candidates between 51 and 60.“In short, for a presidential candidate in his 70s, running for re-election, NOI results meant certain defeat.

    “But when the Nigerian electorate went to the polls on February 23, 2019, the man the NOI polls had tried to bully with statistics out of the race won again,” Onanuga further recalled.

    He added that at the time NOI was generating the unrealistic figures to boost the ego of ex-president Jonathan, a more serious and independent team of pollsters – Neo-Telligence based in the United Kingdom, used geo-demographics and public sentiment analysis to forecast the emergence of Buhari.

    Onanuga said by contrast, their empirical analysis showed that two years before the 2015 presidential elections, Jonathan’s public approval rating on corruption, insecurity and the economy had nose-dived.

    This, he said, was especially across most of the battle ground states of the federation.

    “Our objective profiling of NOI Polls as an anti-APC research organisation is grounded on the aforesaid facts.

    “The NOI has chosen the preferred candidate and has decided to use fake, dubious statistics to package him to the Nigerian voters.

    “We know as a matter of fact, the owners of NOI and where their political interest lies,” Onanuga said.

    He, therefore, advised NOI to stop polluting the political system with irresponsible, unscientific and biased polling to avoid being exposed.

    “The APC is putting every necessary machinery in motion to win the federal elections with a margin that will be too wide to contest.

    “Our candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, recorded the highest votes of a senator across the country under the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in July 1992.“He will do it on nationwide scale on February 25, 2023,” Onanuga stressed.


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  •  Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State says the late Lady Evangelist Grace Akeredolu was a strong supporter and pillar of her son the Ondo State governor The late evangelist mother of Gov Rotimi Akeredolu died peacefully in her sleep early on Thurday at 90 Sanwo Olu in a statement issued on Thursday by his Chief Press Secretary Mr Gboyega Akosile commiserated with Gov Akeredolu on the death of his mother He urged his Ondo State counterpart his family friends and entire people of Owo and Ondo State in general to preserve the legacy of love and prayers left behind by the deceased The governor also urged members of the Christian community to immortalise the good name of the late nonagenarian and her service in God s vineyard On behalf of the State Government good people of Lagos State and my adorable wife Ibijoke I sympathise with my brother Gov Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on the demise of his beloved mother and matriarch of the family Lady Evangelist Grace Akeredolu I also send my heartfelt condolences to all the children grandchildren great grandchildren family members and entire people of Owo and Ondo State over the death of Mama Akeredolu Mama was a strong supporter and pillar of Gov Akeredolu and without any iota of doubt she contributed to the success of all her children as a principled disciplined and committed mother he said Sanwo Olu said that she also trained her children and those around her in the way of God As an evangelist she served God and humanity passionately using her gift and talent to win souls for God and minister to people around her She was an apostle of God and remained committed to God till her passing on Thursday The elderly and wise counsel of Mama would be sorely missed I pray God will grant the deceased eternal rest and grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Sanwo-Olu commiserates with Akeredolu over mother’s death
     Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State says the late Lady Evangelist Grace Akeredolu was a strong supporter and pillar of her son the Ondo State governor The late evangelist mother of Gov Rotimi Akeredolu died peacefully in her sleep early on Thurday at 90 Sanwo Olu in a statement issued on Thursday by his Chief Press Secretary Mr Gboyega Akosile commiserated with Gov Akeredolu on the death of his mother He urged his Ondo State counterpart his family friends and entire people of Owo and Ondo State in general to preserve the legacy of love and prayers left behind by the deceased The governor also urged members of the Christian community to immortalise the good name of the late nonagenarian and her service in God s vineyard On behalf of the State Government good people of Lagos State and my adorable wife Ibijoke I sympathise with my brother Gov Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on the demise of his beloved mother and matriarch of the family Lady Evangelist Grace Akeredolu I also send my heartfelt condolences to all the children grandchildren great grandchildren family members and entire people of Owo and Ondo State over the death of Mama Akeredolu Mama was a strong supporter and pillar of Gov Akeredolu and without any iota of doubt she contributed to the success of all her children as a principled disciplined and committed mother he said Sanwo Olu said that she also trained her children and those around her in the way of God As an evangelist she served God and humanity passionately using her gift and talent to win souls for God and minister to people around her She was an apostle of God and remained committed to God till her passing on Thursday The elderly and wise counsel of Mama would be sorely missed I pray God will grant the deceased eternal rest and grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Sanwo-Olu commiserates with Akeredolu over mother’s death
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    Sanwo-Olu commiserates with Akeredolu over mother’s death

    Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State says the late Lady Evangelist Grace Akeredolu was a strong supporter and pillar of her son, the Ondo State governor.

    The late evangelist, mother of Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu, died peacefully in her sleep early on Thurday, at 90. Sanwo-Olu, in a statement issued on Thursday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile, commiserated with Gov. Akeredolu on the death of his mother.

    He urged his Ondo State counterpart, his family, friends and entire people of Owo and Ondo State in general to preserve the legacy of love and prayers left behind by the deceased.

    The governor also urged members of the Christian community to immortalise the good name of the late nonagenarian and her service in God’s vineyard.

    ”On behalf of the State Government, good people of Lagos State and my adorable wife, Ibijoke, I sympathise with my brother, Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on the demise of his beloved mother and matriarch of the family, Lady Evangelist Grace Akeredolu.

    ”I also send my heartfelt condolences to all the children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family members and entire people of Owo and Ondo State over the death of Mama Akeredolu.

    ”Mama was a strong supporter and pillar of Gov. Akeredolu and without any iota of doubt, she contributed to the success of all her children as a principled, disciplined and committed mother,” he said.

    Sanwo-Olu said that she also trained her children and those around her in the way of God. ”As an evangelist, she served God and humanity passionately, using her gift and talent to win souls for God and minister to people around her.

    “She was an apostle of God and remained committed to God till her passing on Thursday.

    ”The elderly and wise counsel of Mama would be sorely missed.

    “I pray God will grant the deceased eternal rest and grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” he said.


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  •  The Director General National Youth Service Corps NYSC Brig Gen Muhammad Fadah says the scheme will not relent efforts in preventing unqualified persons from participating in the national service Fadah gave the assurance on Thursday in Abuja at the opening of the 2022 Batch C Pre Mobilisation Workshop The workshop with the theme Stemming Fraudulent Enlistment in the Mobilisation Process Time for Drastic Action to Arrest the Menace Fadah said he was concerned about the declining quality of graduates being presented for mobilisation for national service During the 2022 Batch B Streams One and Two Orientation programmes field officers detected some Prospective Corps Members PCM especially those claiming to be foreign trained with shocking inability to defend their supposed educational qualifications Series of confessions were extracted from them and these will hopefully assist us in carrying out further investigations You will agree with me that there is the compelling need for school managers and other stakeholders in education to rise to the occasion and nip this problem in the bud he said This he said informed the choice of the theme of the workshop According to the director general at the maiden meeting with Registrars of Corps Producing Institutions in Nigeria held in April they made commitments to strengthen their institution s data security We expect that amongst other steps the institutions will always ensure that only credible officers are entrusted with the task of handling the data of their graduates being processed for mobilisation he added The Registrar Joint Admissions Matriculation Board Prof Ishaq Oloyede called on corps producing institutions to ensure that they followed laid down procedures to reduce mistakes in the mobilisation process He added that JAMB had also employed various measures to sanitise admission processes as some claimed that mistakes were made at that stage which affects them during mobilisation for NYSC Such measures is the Central Admission Processing System CAPS an automated vehicle used for all admissions since its introduction during the 20172018 admissions exercise he said Oloyede said that the system had restored autonomy to the institutions with regards to admission process ensured transparency and involvement of candidates in the admission process He however said that the current challenges experienced by the board includes menace of fraudsters defrauding candidates with illegal admissions and delay by institutions in processing genuine applications for service leading to desperation by candidates Oloyede added that there were also attempts by students to compromise staff of the board and of institutions to be mobilised for national service He however said that JAMB had also diligently prosecuted officers forging or aiding and abetting forgery and other illegal activities The Director Corps Mobilisation Mrs Victoria Ango said that previous pre mobilisation workshops had provided avenue for review of previous performances and in the process brought new ideas to overcome observable challenges in the mobilisation process She also said that this had led to reduction in mobilisation of unqualified persons The success should largely be attributed numerous innovations through enhanced level of collaboration with all stakeholders A lot however needs to be done as we observe gaps in uploads faking of academic credentials and many other acts of academic dishonesty These little acts of deviance nonetheless cannot vitiate the appreciable gains we have made in improving the mobilisation process That justifies continued engagements with the hope that we shall surely attain desired level of excellence Ango said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Unqualified persons don’t participate in NYSC scheme, says D-G
     The Director General National Youth Service Corps NYSC Brig Gen Muhammad Fadah says the scheme will not relent efforts in preventing unqualified persons from participating in the national service Fadah gave the assurance on Thursday in Abuja at the opening of the 2022 Batch C Pre Mobilisation Workshop The workshop with the theme Stemming Fraudulent Enlistment in the Mobilisation Process Time for Drastic Action to Arrest the Menace Fadah said he was concerned about the declining quality of graduates being presented for mobilisation for national service During the 2022 Batch B Streams One and Two Orientation programmes field officers detected some Prospective Corps Members PCM especially those claiming to be foreign trained with shocking inability to defend their supposed educational qualifications Series of confessions were extracted from them and these will hopefully assist us in carrying out further investigations You will agree with me that there is the compelling need for school managers and other stakeholders in education to rise to the occasion and nip this problem in the bud he said This he said informed the choice of the theme of the workshop According to the director general at the maiden meeting with Registrars of Corps Producing Institutions in Nigeria held in April they made commitments to strengthen their institution s data security We expect that amongst other steps the institutions will always ensure that only credible officers are entrusted with the task of handling the data of their graduates being processed for mobilisation he added The Registrar Joint Admissions Matriculation Board Prof Ishaq Oloyede called on corps producing institutions to ensure that they followed laid down procedures to reduce mistakes in the mobilisation process He added that JAMB had also employed various measures to sanitise admission processes as some claimed that mistakes were made at that stage which affects them during mobilisation for NYSC Such measures is the Central Admission Processing System CAPS an automated vehicle used for all admissions since its introduction during the 20172018 admissions exercise he said Oloyede said that the system had restored autonomy to the institutions with regards to admission process ensured transparency and involvement of candidates in the admission process He however said that the current challenges experienced by the board includes menace of fraudsters defrauding candidates with illegal admissions and delay by institutions in processing genuine applications for service leading to desperation by candidates Oloyede added that there were also attempts by students to compromise staff of the board and of institutions to be mobilised for national service He however said that JAMB had also diligently prosecuted officers forging or aiding and abetting forgery and other illegal activities The Director Corps Mobilisation Mrs Victoria Ango said that previous pre mobilisation workshops had provided avenue for review of previous performances and in the process brought new ideas to overcome observable challenges in the mobilisation process She also said that this had led to reduction in mobilisation of unqualified persons The success should largely be attributed numerous innovations through enhanced level of collaboration with all stakeholders A lot however needs to be done as we observe gaps in uploads faking of academic credentials and many other acts of academic dishonesty These little acts of deviance nonetheless cannot vitiate the appreciable gains we have made in improving the mobilisation process That justifies continued engagements with the hope that we shall surely attain desired level of excellence Ango said NewsSourceCredit NAN
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    Unqualified persons don’t participate in NYSC scheme, says D-G

    The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Muhammad Fadah, says the scheme will not relent efforts in preventing unqualified persons from participating in the national service.

    Fadah gave the assurance on Thursday in Abuja, at the opening of the 2022 Batch C Pre-Mobilisation Workshop.

    The workshop with the theme: “Stemming Fraudulent Enlistment in the Mobilisation Process: Time for Drastic Action to Arrest the Menace”.

    Fadah said he was concerned about the declining quality of graduates being presented for mobilisation for national service.

    “During the 2022 Batch ‘B’ Streams One and Two Orientation programmes, field officers detected some Prospective Corps Members (PCM), especially those claiming to be foreign trained, with shocking inability to defend their supposed educational qualifications.

    “Series of confessions were extracted from them, and these will hopefully assist us in carrying out further investigations.

    “You will agree with me that there is the compelling need for school managers and other stakeholders in education to rise to the occasion and nip this problem in the bud,’’ he said.

    This, he said, informed the choice of the theme of the workshop.

    According to the director-general, at the maiden meeting with Registrars of Corps Producing Institutions in Nigeria held in April, they made commitments to strengthen their institution’s data security.

    “We expect that, amongst other steps, the institutions will always ensure that only credible officers are entrusted with the task of handling the data of their graduates being processed for mobilisation,” he added.

    The Registrar, Joint Admissions Matriculation Board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, called on corps producing institutions to ensure that they followed laid down procedures to reduce mistakes in the mobilisation process.

    He added that JAMB had also employed various measures to sanitise admission processes as some claimed that mistakes were made at that stage which affects them during mobilisation for NYSC.

    “Such measures is the Central Admission Processing System (CAPS), an automated vehicle used for all admissions since its introduction during the 20172018 admissions exercise,’’ he said.

    Oloyede said that the system had restored autonomy to the institutions with regards to admission process, ensured transparency and involvement of candidates in the admission process.

    He, however, said that the current challenges experienced by the board includes menace of fraudsters defrauding candidates with illegal admissions and delay by institutions in processing genuine applications for service, leading to desperation by candidates.

    Oloyede added that there were also attempts by students to compromise staff of the board and of institutions to be mobilised for national service.

    He, however, said that JAMB had also diligently prosecuted officers forging or aiding and abetting forgery and other illegal activities.

    The Director, Corps Mobilisation, Mrs Victoria Ango, said that previous pre-mobilisation workshops, had provided avenue for review of previous performances and in the process, brought new ideas to overcome observable challenges in the mobilisation process.

    She also said that this had led to reduction in mobilisation of unqualified persons.

    “The success should largely be attributed numerous innovations through enhanced level of collaboration with all stakeholders.

    “A lot however needs to be done as we observe gaps in uploads, faking of academic credentials and many other acts of academic dishonesty.

    “These little acts of deviance nonetheless, cannot vitiate the appreciable gains we have made in improving the mobilisation process.

    “That justifies continued engagements with the hope that we shall surely attain desired level of excellence,” Ango said.


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