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  •  Gov Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta said that his administration s investment in the health sector would reduce medical tourism abroad by Nigerians The governor stated this while speaking with newsmen after inspecting facilities at the Advanced Diagnostic Medical Centre and Mother and Child Hospital Owa Alero in Ika North East Local Government Area of the state According to Okowa the Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP the huge investment being made by his administration in the health sector was to improve healthcare delivery in the country He said that the twin medical facilities would on completion reduce medical tourism as it would provide first class medical services to people who would have sought medical treatment abroad He said the Mother and Child Hospital would take care of every illness concerning women and children He added that the Advanced Diagnostic Medical Centre would take care of all manner of investigative procedures in radiology and other laboratory analyses I am glad that we have gotten to this place I had high hopes that by today we would have inaugurated these projects We are working behind time there is no doubt about that but I have just been reassured that in the next one month the projects would be ready The equipment are fully on site and we are trying to get things fully sorted out and I am sure that in the next one month it should be ready and opened to the public for use The two projects are obviously very important The Mother and Child as it is so stated is supposed to take care of every illness concerning our women and children While the Advanced Diagnostic Centre is going to take care of all manners of investigative procedures both in radiology and other laboratory analysis that they have to do The Advanced Diagnostic Medical Centre is also going to be a centre that would be involved in treatments There are so many equipment in here But until they finish with this construction they would not be fully installed he said Okowa also disclosed that key infrastructural projects being executed by his administration would be inaugurated between November and December NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Delta Govt’s investment in health will reduce medical tourism abroad — Okowa
     Gov Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta said that his administration s investment in the health sector would reduce medical tourism abroad by Nigerians The governor stated this while speaking with newsmen after inspecting facilities at the Advanced Diagnostic Medical Centre and Mother and Child Hospital Owa Alero in Ika North East Local Government Area of the state According to Okowa the Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP the huge investment being made by his administration in the health sector was to improve healthcare delivery in the country He said that the twin medical facilities would on completion reduce medical tourism as it would provide first class medical services to people who would have sought medical treatment abroad He said the Mother and Child Hospital would take care of every illness concerning women and children He added that the Advanced Diagnostic Medical Centre would take care of all manner of investigative procedures in radiology and other laboratory analyses I am glad that we have gotten to this place I had high hopes that by today we would have inaugurated these projects We are working behind time there is no doubt about that but I have just been reassured that in the next one month the projects would be ready The equipment are fully on site and we are trying to get things fully sorted out and I am sure that in the next one month it should be ready and opened to the public for use The two projects are obviously very important The Mother and Child as it is so stated is supposed to take care of every illness concerning our women and children While the Advanced Diagnostic Centre is going to take care of all manners of investigative procedures both in radiology and other laboratory analysis that they have to do The Advanced Diagnostic Medical Centre is also going to be a centre that would be involved in treatments There are so many equipment in here But until they finish with this construction they would not be fully installed he said Okowa also disclosed that key infrastructural projects being executed by his administration would be inaugurated between November and December NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Delta Govt’s investment in health will reduce medical tourism abroad — Okowa
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    Delta Govt’s investment in health will reduce medical tourism abroad — Okowa

    Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta said that his administration’s investment in the health sector would reduce medical tourism abroad by Nigerians.

    The governor stated this while speaking with newsmen after inspecting facilities at the Advanced Diagnostic Medical Centre and Mother and Child Hospital, Owa-Alero in Ika North-East Local Government Area of the state.

    According to Okowa,  the Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),  the huge investment being made by his administration in the health sector was to improve healthcare delivery in the country.

    He said that the twin medical facilities would, on completion, reduce medical tourism as it would provide first-class medical services to people who would have sought medical treatment abroad.

    He said the Mother and Child Hospital would take care of every illness concerning women and children.

    He added that the Advanced Diagnostic Medical Centre would take care of all manner of investigative procedures in radiology and other laboratory analyses.

    “I am glad that we have gotten to this place.

    I had high hopes that by today, we would have inaugurated these projects.

    “We are working behind time, there is no doubt about that but I have just been reassured that in the next one month, the projects would be ready.

    “The equipment are fully on site and we are trying to get things fully sorted out and I am sure that in the next one month, it should be ready and opened to the public for use.

    “The two projects are obviously very important.

    The Mother and Child, as it is so stated, is supposed to take care of every illness concerning our women and children.

    “While the Advanced Diagnostic Centre is going to take care of all manners of investigative procedures both in radiology and other laboratory analysis that they have to do.

    “The Advanced Diagnostic Medical Centre is also going to be a centre that would be involved in treatments.

    There are so many equipment in here.

    But until they finish with this construction, they  would not be fully installed,” he said.

    Okowa also disclosed that key infrastructural projects being executed by his administration would be inaugurated between November and December.


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  •  The Plateau State Contributory Health Care Management Agency PLASCHEMA has organised a training for its members of staff on Public Service Rules Declaring the training open on Saturday in Jos Dr Fabong Jemchang the Director General of the agency said training aimed at equipping the staff with requisite knowledge of public service Represented by Mrs Victoria Gyang the Director Human Resource and Administration of the agency Jemchang disclosed that majority of its staff were employed on ad hoc basis adding that the training became necessary This training is necessary because it will equip the staff of the agency with the operation of public service rules and regulations Most of the staff working in the agency are ad hoc and this is based on the fact that the agency could not draw its workforce from the Ministeries Departments and Agencies MDAs in the state because of the shortage of manpower But the work has to be done and so we recruited graduates on ad hoc basis and they are working for goverment so there is need for them to know what government rules and regulations are So this training is to teach and guide them on how to carry out their duties diligently he said Jemchang said that at the end of the exercise the staff would be well equipped with the requisite knowledge and act as goverment staff NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Agency trains staff on public service rule 
     The Plateau State Contributory Health Care Management Agency PLASCHEMA has organised a training for its members of staff on Public Service Rules Declaring the training open on Saturday in Jos Dr Fabong Jemchang the Director General of the agency said training aimed at equipping the staff with requisite knowledge of public service Represented by Mrs Victoria Gyang the Director Human Resource and Administration of the agency Jemchang disclosed that majority of its staff were employed on ad hoc basis adding that the training became necessary This training is necessary because it will equip the staff of the agency with the operation of public service rules and regulations Most of the staff working in the agency are ad hoc and this is based on the fact that the agency could not draw its workforce from the Ministeries Departments and Agencies MDAs in the state because of the shortage of manpower But the work has to be done and so we recruited graduates on ad hoc basis and they are working for goverment so there is need for them to know what government rules and regulations are So this training is to teach and guide them on how to carry out their duties diligently he said Jemchang said that at the end of the exercise the staff would be well equipped with the requisite knowledge and act as goverment staff NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Agency trains staff on public service rule 
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    Agency trains staff on public service rule 

    The Plateau State Contributory Health Care Management Agency (PLASCHEMA) has organised a training for its members of staff on Public Service Rules.

    Declaring the training open on Saturday in Jos, Dr Fabong Jemchang,  the Director General of the agency,  said training aimed at equipping the staff with requisite knowledge of public service.

    Represented by Mrs Victoria Gyang, the Director, Human Resource and Administration of the agency, Jemchang disclosed that majority of its staff were employed on ad hoc basis, adding that the training became necessary.

    ”This training is necessary because it will equip the staff of the agency with the operation of public service rules and regulations.

    ”Most of the staff working in the agency are ad hoc  and this is based on the fact that the agency could not draw its workforce from the Ministeries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the state because of the shortage of manpower.

    ”But the work has to be done and so we recruited graduates on ad hoc basis and they are working for goverment, so there is need for them to know what government rules and regulations are.

    ”So, this training is to teach and guide them on how to carry out their duties diligently,” he said.

    Jemchang said that at the end of the exercise, the staff would be well equipped with the requisite knowledge and act as goverment staff.


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  •  The member representing federal constituency at the National Assembly Muhammad Ali Wudil has distributed 278 bags of rice to victims of the recent flood disaster in Wudil Local Government Area of the state During the presentation Alhaji Haladu Ishak who represented the lawmaker said the donation was to ameliorate the suffering of the victims He explained that the flood which occured few days ago across nine communities had affected many people therefore the need to assist them According to him the affected areas are Kofar Yamma Dugurawa Dafawa Tsibiri Fangale Gaban komi Gorubobi Babilon and Gandu The lawmaker is worried over the incident that affected many residents of the areas so he therefore set up a 5 man committee to assess the level of damage Myself as the Chairman of the committee we went round to sympathise with the affected people and also we now provided rice as first form of assistance The rice will be given to any person who is in one way or the other affected by the flood because the incident has stopped them from going to their places of business And I wish to inform you that Ali Wudil has presented the issue before the National Emergency Management Agency NEMA for intervention They have sent their officials to also assess the damage before their intervention comes Ishak revealed According to him those victims that were seriously affected especially those with broken fences houses and roofing and also those affected in their farms would be supported by NEMA In his response the District Head of Wudil and Dokajin Gaya Alhaj Abba muhammad said the gesture will go a long way in mitigating the hardship faced by the victims According to Muhammad the lawmaker deserves more commendation for the immediate assistance calling on the beneficiaries to make proper use of the item Some of the beneficiaries who spoke during the event commended the lawmaker for the gesture and called on the government politicians and wealthy individuals to do the same One of the victims Salihu Ahmed Rufai thanked Ali Wudil for the donation saying that it would go a long way in reducing the hardship he was facing after the flood Also Bayero Shu aibu another victim said the gesture which was the first came at the right time when they were in need of such nannewd NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kano lawmaker donates 278 bags of rice to flood victims
     The member representing federal constituency at the National Assembly Muhammad Ali Wudil has distributed 278 bags of rice to victims of the recent flood disaster in Wudil Local Government Area of the state During the presentation Alhaji Haladu Ishak who represented the lawmaker said the donation was to ameliorate the suffering of the victims He explained that the flood which occured few days ago across nine communities had affected many people therefore the need to assist them According to him the affected areas are Kofar Yamma Dugurawa Dafawa Tsibiri Fangale Gaban komi Gorubobi Babilon and Gandu The lawmaker is worried over the incident that affected many residents of the areas so he therefore set up a 5 man committee to assess the level of damage Myself as the Chairman of the committee we went round to sympathise with the affected people and also we now provided rice as first form of assistance The rice will be given to any person who is in one way or the other affected by the flood because the incident has stopped them from going to their places of business And I wish to inform you that Ali Wudil has presented the issue before the National Emergency Management Agency NEMA for intervention They have sent their officials to also assess the damage before their intervention comes Ishak revealed According to him those victims that were seriously affected especially those with broken fences houses and roofing and also those affected in their farms would be supported by NEMA In his response the District Head of Wudil and Dokajin Gaya Alhaj Abba muhammad said the gesture will go a long way in mitigating the hardship faced by the victims According to Muhammad the lawmaker deserves more commendation for the immediate assistance calling on the beneficiaries to make proper use of the item Some of the beneficiaries who spoke during the event commended the lawmaker for the gesture and called on the government politicians and wealthy individuals to do the same One of the victims Salihu Ahmed Rufai thanked Ali Wudil for the donation saying that it would go a long way in reducing the hardship he was facing after the flood Also Bayero Shu aibu another victim said the gesture which was the first came at the right time when they were in need of such nannewd NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kano lawmaker donates 278 bags of rice to flood victims
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    Kano lawmaker donates 278 bags of rice to flood victims

    The member representing federal constituency at the National Assembly, Muhammad Ali-Wudil, has distributed 278 bags of rice to victims of the recent flood disaster in Wudil Local Government Area of the state.

    During the presentation, Alhaji Haladu Ishak, who represented the lawmaker, said the donation was to ameliorate the suffering of the victims.

    He explained that the flood, which occured few days ago across nine communities, had affected many people, therefore the need to assist them.

    According to him, the affected areas are Kofar Yamma, Dugurawa, Dafawa, Tsibiri, Fangale, Gaban komi, Gorubobi, Babilon, and Gandu.

    “The lawmaker is worried over the incident that affected many residents of the areas, so he therefore, set up a 5-man committee to assess the level of damage.

    “Myself as the Chairman of the committee, we went round to sympathise with the affected people and also we now provided rice as first form of assistance.

    “The rice will be given to any person who is in one way or the other affected by the flood, because the incident has stopped them from going to their places of business.

    “And I wish to inform you that Ali-Wudil has presented the issue before the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for intervention.

    “They have sent their officials to also assess the damage before their intervention comes,” Ishak revealed.

    According to him, those victims that were seriously affected, especially those with broken fences, houses and roofing, and also those affected in their farms would be supported by NEMA.

    In his response, the District Head of Wudil, and Dokajin Gaya, Alhaj Abba muhammad said the gesture will go a long way in mitigating the hardship faced by the victims.

    According to Muhammad, the lawmaker deserves more commendation for the immediate assistance, calling on the beneficiaries to make proper use of the item.

    Some of the beneficiaries who spoke during the event commended the lawmaker for the gesture, and called on the government, politicians and wealthy individuals to do the same.

    One of the victims, Salihu Ahmed-Rufai, thanked Ali-Wudil for the donation, saying that it would go a long way in reducing the hardship he was facing after the flood.

    Also, Bayero Shu’aibu, another victim said the gesture which was the first, came at the right time when they were in need of such.

    nannewd.


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  •  The Nigerian Labour Congress NLC has reiterated its position on the removal of petrol subsidies saying that its has not changed The NLC President Mr Ayuba Wabba said this in a statement signed and made available to newsmen on Saturday in Abuja It would be recalled that Mr Festus Keyamo SAN Minister of State for Labour and Employment had tasked the NLC to come out clean on its stand on the Labour Party LP presidential candidate Peter Obi s decision to remove fuel subsidy if elected Keyamo is also the Campaign Spokesperson of the presidential campaign of All Progressives Congress APC Wabba said that the NLC had painstaking processes and articulated a Nigerian Workers Charter of Demands which the organised labour would be using to engage the political process According to him the move was in furtherance of the avowed position of the NLC on issues based campaign in the run up to the 2023 General Elections A major demand in the Nigerian Workers Charter of Demands is that our local public refineries must work We have also demanded that we must stop 100 per cent importation of refined petroleum products The NLC and indeed the labour movement in Nigeria had over many decades been vehemently consistent that the only way to address the issue of the so called petrol subsidies is to get our refineries to work The logic is very simple it is not economical to buy from abroad at very expensive prices a product that a country like ours can easily produce at home he said Wabba added that at the heart of their demand on the management of Nigeria s mineral resources especially the downstream petroleum sub sector was the issue of Production Economy He said that the congress believed that the rescue of Nigeria from the current path of Consumption Economy to Production Economy was the only way to resolve Nigeria s economic nightmares of massive depletion of scarce foreign exchange reserve Wabba said this would resolve the continuous devaluation of the Naira significant jobs reduction poverty and downturn in the living standards of the people In a determined effort to popularise the positions in the Nigerian Workers Charter of Demands the NLC and TUC at the behest of the Labour Party on Monday and Tuesday hosted a National Retreat of the leadership cadres in our movement At the retreat the Labour Party and Organised Labour in Nigeria adopted and mainstreamed the Workers Charter of Demands into the Manifesto of the Labour Party This is in line with our persuasion that issue based campaign anchored on the manifesto of political parties should drive Nigeria s political process If any political party goes around saying that they plan to sell our refineries remove subsidies they should be ready to defend such stance to Nigerians at the campaigns he added He said that the NLC Organised Labour and Labour Party position had not changed It only got amplified he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NLC reiterates position on removal of petrol subsidies
     The Nigerian Labour Congress NLC has reiterated its position on the removal of petrol subsidies saying that its has not changed The NLC President Mr Ayuba Wabba said this in a statement signed and made available to newsmen on Saturday in Abuja It would be recalled that Mr Festus Keyamo SAN Minister of State for Labour and Employment had tasked the NLC to come out clean on its stand on the Labour Party LP presidential candidate Peter Obi s decision to remove fuel subsidy if elected Keyamo is also the Campaign Spokesperson of the presidential campaign of All Progressives Congress APC Wabba said that the NLC had painstaking processes and articulated a Nigerian Workers Charter of Demands which the organised labour would be using to engage the political process According to him the move was in furtherance of the avowed position of the NLC on issues based campaign in the run up to the 2023 General Elections A major demand in the Nigerian Workers Charter of Demands is that our local public refineries must work We have also demanded that we must stop 100 per cent importation of refined petroleum products The NLC and indeed the labour movement in Nigeria had over many decades been vehemently consistent that the only way to address the issue of the so called petrol subsidies is to get our refineries to work The logic is very simple it is not economical to buy from abroad at very expensive prices a product that a country like ours can easily produce at home he said Wabba added that at the heart of their demand on the management of Nigeria s mineral resources especially the downstream petroleum sub sector was the issue of Production Economy He said that the congress believed that the rescue of Nigeria from the current path of Consumption Economy to Production Economy was the only way to resolve Nigeria s economic nightmares of massive depletion of scarce foreign exchange reserve Wabba said this would resolve the continuous devaluation of the Naira significant jobs reduction poverty and downturn in the living standards of the people In a determined effort to popularise the positions in the Nigerian Workers Charter of Demands the NLC and TUC at the behest of the Labour Party on Monday and Tuesday hosted a National Retreat of the leadership cadres in our movement At the retreat the Labour Party and Organised Labour in Nigeria adopted and mainstreamed the Workers Charter of Demands into the Manifesto of the Labour Party This is in line with our persuasion that issue based campaign anchored on the manifesto of political parties should drive Nigeria s political process If any political party goes around saying that they plan to sell our refineries remove subsidies they should be ready to defend such stance to Nigerians at the campaigns he added He said that the NLC Organised Labour and Labour Party position had not changed It only got amplified he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NLC reiterates position on removal of petrol subsidies
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    NLC reiterates position on removal of petrol subsidies

    The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has reiterated its position on the removal of petrol subsidies, saying that its has not changed.

    The NLC President, Mr Ayuba Wabba, said this in a statement signed and made available to newsmen on Saturday in Abuja.

    It would be recalled that Mr Festus Keyamo,(SAN) Minister of State for Labour and Employment had tasked the NLC to come out clean on its stand on the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi’s decision to remove fuel subsidy, if elected.

    Keyamo is also the Campaign Spokesperson of the presidential campaign of All Progressives Congress (APC).

    Wabba said that the NLC had painstaking processes and articulated a Nigerian Workers’ Charter of Demands which the organised labour would be using to engage the political process.

    According to him, the move was in furtherance of the avowed position of the NLC on issues-based campaign in the run up to the 2023 General Elections.  

    “A major demand in the Nigerian Workers Charter of Demands is that our local public refineries must work.  

    “We have also demanded that we must stop 100 per cent importation of refined petroleum products.  

    “The NLC and indeed the labour movement in Nigeria had over many decades been vehemently consistent that the only way to address the issue of the so-called petrol subsidies is to get our refineries to work.  

    “The logic is very simple: it is not economical to buy from abroad at very expensive prices a product that a country like ours can easily produce at home,’’he said.    

    Wabba added that, at the heart of their demand on the management of Nigeria’s mineral resources, especially the downstream petroleum sub-sector was the issue of Production Economy.  

    He said that the congress believed that the rescue of Nigeria from the current path of Consumption Economy to Production Economy was the only way to resolve Nigeria’s economic nightmares of massive depletion of scarce foreign exchange reserve.    

    Wabba said this would resolve the continuous devaluation of the Naira; significant jobs reduction, poverty and downturn in the living standards of the people.    

    “In a determined effort to popularise the positions in the Nigerian Workers Charter of Demands, the NLC and TUC at the behest of the Labour Party on Monday and Tuesday hosted a National Retreat of the leadership cadres in our movement.    

    “At the retreat, the Labour Party and Organised Labour in Nigeria adopted and mainstreamed the Workers Charter of Demands into the Manifesto of the Labour Party.  

    “This is in line with our persuasion that issue-based campaign anchored on the manifesto of political parties should drive Nigeria’s political process.    

    “If any political party goes around saying that they plan to sell our refineries, remove subsidies,  they should be ready to defend such stance to Nigerians at the campaigns, ’’he added.  

    He said that, the NLC, Organised Labour, and Labour Party position had not changed.

    “It only got amplified, ’’he said.


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  •  The Sokoto State Police Commissioner Mr Usaini Gumel said police had adopted community policing approach and evolved ways to checkmate excesses of social media platforms Gumel stated this in his keynote address as a guest speaker at Nigerian Union of Journalists NUJ Sokoto State Chapter congress on Saturday in Sokoto He said efforts were geared toward safeguarding public lives in line with the institutional mandates as well as checkmate malicious contents circulation It is in this direction that the I G launched community policing in all the 36 states and 774 LG s of the federation encompassing them to partner with the police in information sharing Gumel said He added that Nigeria Police also launched a cell phone application called Police Rescue Me App to be on the same page with citizens journalism and to monitor new trends of crimes According to him the application collates so many features with real timeline locations which are being monitored 24 hours at the Command and Control Centres across the 36 states of the federation and FCT The features include Emergency calls live streaming of incidences picture reporting and lot more Equally in place is a free toll line available 24 hours across Nigeria for the same purpose the Commissioner He described media as an important platform of conveying the feelings of the society about the performance of the security agencies He explained that police were using the media outlets like news organizations and reporters to assist in crime prevention detection and the promotion of positive image of the force According to him police use media to communicate with the public through organized media outlets telling the public when they need to protect themselves or how citizens can assist the police in investigations He said the efforts were to improve the perceptions and public trust of the Police adding however we are often the subjects of serious public scrutiny and receive harsh assessment from the public Due to their professionalism the media actors also play a vital role in ensuring fair assessment of the security agencies the security situation in the society and the maintenance of law and order through their reportage With the widespread of modern information and telecommunication technology such as smartphones digital devices and cameras citizens have gained some power to instantly record scenarios and other real time incidences People use the gadgets to report on different media platforms often without the requisite professional media practice skills Gumel said The commissioner further explained that such brought to fore the cases of unverified and false information which is known as fake news All are in the name of community surveillance some citizens release controversial recorded videos or audios of incidences especially security related incidences Some conventional field reporters have unwittingly fallen prey to such ill conceived reportage and have gotten into trouble with their media house he added He said that the gaps created by this situation clearly explained why police find it was difficult to achieve their goals of getting it right on media management in totality This is because the social media lack rules ethics organization professionalism and control As these new media practices allow citizens to participate in sharing information at their own discretion It s sufficient to say that this Community Surveillance System is what are often referred as social media practices or citizen journalism This is also described as guerrilla journalism because it involves citizens gathering evidence and sharing their own interpretations of current events with the public Police enforce the laws that keep the communities and public lives and property safe Gumel said Gumel urged journalists to support security agencies in highlighting the dangers of social media excesses and always balance reports to avoid misinforming public and jeopardizing public peace He underscored the need for robust media collaboration as well as information managers to achieve an optimum level for maintaining security NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police adopt community policing strategies, checkmate social media abuse 
     The Sokoto State Police Commissioner Mr Usaini Gumel said police had adopted community policing approach and evolved ways to checkmate excesses of social media platforms Gumel stated this in his keynote address as a guest speaker at Nigerian Union of Journalists NUJ Sokoto State Chapter congress on Saturday in Sokoto He said efforts were geared toward safeguarding public lives in line with the institutional mandates as well as checkmate malicious contents circulation It is in this direction that the I G launched community policing in all the 36 states and 774 LG s of the federation encompassing them to partner with the police in information sharing Gumel said He added that Nigeria Police also launched a cell phone application called Police Rescue Me App to be on the same page with citizens journalism and to monitor new trends of crimes According to him the application collates so many features with real timeline locations which are being monitored 24 hours at the Command and Control Centres across the 36 states of the federation and FCT The features include Emergency calls live streaming of incidences picture reporting and lot more Equally in place is a free toll line available 24 hours across Nigeria for the same purpose the Commissioner He described media as an important platform of conveying the feelings of the society about the performance of the security agencies He explained that police were using the media outlets like news organizations and reporters to assist in crime prevention detection and the promotion of positive image of the force According to him police use media to communicate with the public through organized media outlets telling the public when they need to protect themselves or how citizens can assist the police in investigations He said the efforts were to improve the perceptions and public trust of the Police adding however we are often the subjects of serious public scrutiny and receive harsh assessment from the public Due to their professionalism the media actors also play a vital role in ensuring fair assessment of the security agencies the security situation in the society and the maintenance of law and order through their reportage With the widespread of modern information and telecommunication technology such as smartphones digital devices and cameras citizens have gained some power to instantly record scenarios and other real time incidences People use the gadgets to report on different media platforms often without the requisite professional media practice skills Gumel said The commissioner further explained that such brought to fore the cases of unverified and false information which is known as fake news All are in the name of community surveillance some citizens release controversial recorded videos or audios of incidences especially security related incidences Some conventional field reporters have unwittingly fallen prey to such ill conceived reportage and have gotten into trouble with their media house he added He said that the gaps created by this situation clearly explained why police find it was difficult to achieve their goals of getting it right on media management in totality This is because the social media lack rules ethics organization professionalism and control As these new media practices allow citizens to participate in sharing information at their own discretion It s sufficient to say that this Community Surveillance System is what are often referred as social media practices or citizen journalism This is also described as guerrilla journalism because it involves citizens gathering evidence and sharing their own interpretations of current events with the public Police enforce the laws that keep the communities and public lives and property safe Gumel said Gumel urged journalists to support security agencies in highlighting the dangers of social media excesses and always balance reports to avoid misinforming public and jeopardizing public peace He underscored the need for robust media collaboration as well as information managers to achieve an optimum level for maintaining security NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police adopt community policing strategies, checkmate social media abuse 
    Defence/Security2 weeks ago

    Police adopt community policing strategies, checkmate social media abuse 

    The Sokoto State Police Commissioner, Mr Usaini Gumel, said police had adopted community policing approach and evolved ways to checkmate excesses of social media platforms.

    Gumel stated this in his keynote address  as a guest speaker at Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Sokoto State Chapter congress on Saturday in Sokoto.

    He said efforts were geared toward safeguarding public lives in line with the institutional mandates as well as checkmate malicious contents circulation.

    ” It is in this direction that the I-G launched community policing in all the 36 states and 774 LG’s of the federation encompassing them to partner with the police in information sharing, ” Gumel.

    said.

    He added that Nigeria Police also launched a cell phone application called “ Police Rescue Me App” to be on the same page with citizens’ journalism and to monitor new trends of crimes.

    According to him, the application collates so many features with real-timeline locations which are being monitored 24 hours at the Command and Control Centres across the 36 states of the federation and FCT.

    ” The features include: Emergency calls, live streaming of incidences, picture reporting and lot more.

    ”Equally in place is a free toll line available 24 hours across Nigeria for the same purpose ” the Commissioner.

    He described media as an important platform of conveying the feelings of the society about the performance of the security agencies.

    He explained that police were using the media outlets, like news organizations and reporters to assist in crime prevention, detection and the promotion of positive image of the force.

    According to him, police use media to communicate with the public through organized media outlets, telling the public when they need to protect themselves or how citizens can assist the police in investigations.

    He said the efforts were to improve the perceptions and public trust of the Police, adding, ”however, we are often the subjects of serious public scrutiny and receive harsh assessment from the public.

    ” Due to their professionalism, the media actors also play a vital role in ensuring fair assessment of the security agencies, the security situation in the society, and the maintenance of law and order through their reportage.

    ” With the widespread of modern information and telecommunication technology, such as smartphones, digital devices and cameras, citizens have gained some power to instantly record scenarios and other real-time incidences.

    ” People use the gadgets to report on different media platforms, often without the requisite professional media practice skills.

    ” Gumel said.

    The commissioner further explained that such brought to fore the cases of unverified and false information, which is known as “fake news”.

    ” All are in the name of community surveillance, some citizens release controversial recorded videos or audios of incidences, especially security related incidences.

    ” Some conventional field reporters have unwittingly fallen prey to such ill-conceived reportage and have gotten into trouble with their media house, ” he added.

    He said that the gaps created by this situation clearly explained why police find it was difficult to achieve their goals of getting it right on “media management” in totality.

    ” This is because the social media lack rules, ethics, organization, professionalism and control.

    ”As these new media practices allow citizens to participate in sharing information at their own discretion.

    ” It’s sufficient to say that this Community Surveillance System is what are often referred as social media practices or citizen journalism.

    ”This is also described as “guerrilla journalism’ because it involves citizens gathering evidence and sharing their own interpretations of current events with the public.

    ” Police enforce the laws that keep the communities and public lives and property safe,” Gumel said.

    Gumel urged journalists to support security agencies in highlighting the dangers of social media excesses and always balance reports to avoid misinforming public and jeopardizing public peace.   

    He underscored the need for robust media collaboration as well as information managers to achieve an optimum level for maintaining security.


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  •  The Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ Sokoto State Council on Saturday warned members to avoid the temptation of being used for blackmail and character assassination for undue favour from politicians The Council made the call in a communique issued at the end of its Congress meeting signed by the state NUJ Chairman and his Secretary Dalhatu Safiyal Magori and Muhammad Bello respectively As the 2023 General Elections draw closer members should remain apolitical and uphold the confidence of the people by maintaining objectivity embrace all and act professionally Members are therefore warned that the union will not be there for any one that intentionally violates ethics for personal aggrandizement it said The congress also appealed on politicians in the country to ensure peaceful electioneering before during and after the elections It further urged on the Federal and Sokoto state governments to device more means of addressing the devastating security challenges in the state and the country at large Government should expedite action to tackle the challenge of rural urban migration increased child street begging as well as hike in the number of displaced persons forced by the aggravated insecurity in the country Sokoto state government should amongst other things urgently establish a ministry or agency for refugees to help curtail the increased number of street beggars in the state it added On Academic Staff Union of University ASUU strike the congress appealed to FG and ASUU to critically consider quick and amicable resolution This is to allow for students return to classes in order to avoid their involvement in crimes thereby increasing thecrime rate in the society it said The congress also called on eligible voters who have registered but were yet to collect their Permanent Voter Cards PVCs to do so in order to avoid being disenfranchised It appealed to the state government to evacuate refuse dumps within the Abu Dankure Meat and Vegetable market as well as fill up the potholes at all roundabouts within the metropolis It also appreciated FG and Sokoto state governments as well as security agencies for their relentless efforts toward addressing security challenges across the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: NUJ warns members against colluding with politicians
     The Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ Sokoto State Council on Saturday warned members to avoid the temptation of being used for blackmail and character assassination for undue favour from politicians The Council made the call in a communique issued at the end of its Congress meeting signed by the state NUJ Chairman and his Secretary Dalhatu Safiyal Magori and Muhammad Bello respectively As the 2023 General Elections draw closer members should remain apolitical and uphold the confidence of the people by maintaining objectivity embrace all and act professionally Members are therefore warned that the union will not be there for any one that intentionally violates ethics for personal aggrandizement it said The congress also appealed on politicians in the country to ensure peaceful electioneering before during and after the elections It further urged on the Federal and Sokoto state governments to device more means of addressing the devastating security challenges in the state and the country at large Government should expedite action to tackle the challenge of rural urban migration increased child street begging as well as hike in the number of displaced persons forced by the aggravated insecurity in the country Sokoto state government should amongst other things urgently establish a ministry or agency for refugees to help curtail the increased number of street beggars in the state it added On Academic Staff Union of University ASUU strike the congress appealed to FG and ASUU to critically consider quick and amicable resolution This is to allow for students return to classes in order to avoid their involvement in crimes thereby increasing thecrime rate in the society it said The congress also called on eligible voters who have registered but were yet to collect their Permanent Voter Cards PVCs to do so in order to avoid being disenfranchised It appealed to the state government to evacuate refuse dumps within the Abu Dankure Meat and Vegetable market as well as fill up the potholes at all roundabouts within the metropolis It also appreciated FG and Sokoto state governments as well as security agencies for their relentless efforts toward addressing security challenges across the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: NUJ warns members against colluding with politicians
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    2023: NUJ warns members against colluding with politicians

    The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Sokoto State Council on Saturday warned members to avoid the temptation of being used for blackmail and character assassination for undue favour from politicians.

    The Council made the call in a communique issued at the end of its Congress meeting signed by the state NUJ Chairman and his Secretary, Dalhatu Safiyal-Magori and Muhammad Bello respectively.

    “As the 2023 General Elections draw closer, members should remain apolitical and uphold the confidence of the people by maintaining objectivity, embrace all and act professionally.

    “Members are therefore warned, that the union will not be there for any one that intentionally violates ethics for personal aggrandizement,” it said.

    The congress also appealed on politicians in the country to ensure peaceful electioneering before, during and after the elections.

    It further urged on the Federal and Sokoto state governments to device more means of addressing the devastating security challenges in the state and the country at large.

    “Government should expedite action to tackle the challenge of rural-urban migration, increased child street begging as well as hike in the number of displaced persons forced by the aggravated insecurity in the country.

    “Sokoto state government should, amongst other things, urgently establish a ministry or agency for refugees to help curtail the increased number of street-beggars in the state,” it added On Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) strike, the congress appealed to FG and ASUU to critically consider quick and amicable resolution.

    “This is to allow for students’ return to classes in order to avoid their involvement in crimes, thereby increasing  thecrime rate in the society,” it said.

    The congress also called on eligible voters who have registered but were yet to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to do so in order to avoid being disenfranchised.

    It appealed to the state government to evacuate refuse dumps within the Abu Dankure Meat and Vegetable market as well as fill up the potholes at all roundabouts within the metropolis It also appreciated FG and Sokoto state governments as well as security agencies for their relentless efforts toward addressing security challenges across the state.


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  •  Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State has assured residents of Oworonshoki community of more human capital development and economic empowerment as a new traditional leader was installed Sanwo Olu gave the assurance on Saturday during the official coronation ceremony of the new traditional leader Oloworo Oba Babatunde Saliu the Elebo II of Oworonshoki Land The governor who was represented by Mr Bolaji Robert the Special Adviser to the Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs said that the installation was in line with the registered declaration regulating the selection of Oba in Lagos state I want to congratulate you once again Oba Saliu and the entire sons and daughters of Oworonshoki land I assure you that this administration will continue to accord this community like all others the attention you deserve in terms of infrastructure economic empowerment human capital development and security he said He also commended the kingmakers elders of Oworonshoki as well as the ruling houses for the peace and mutual understanding that characterised the process that led to the installation of the king He however advised residents of the community to rally round their new leader in achieving the peace prosperity and progress that Oworo community deserved Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi j j II the Ooni of Ife while giving his remarks during the coronation congratulated the community for the new Oba Ogunwusi advised the sons and daughters of the community to rally round their new leader for progress development and economic advancement Saliu the new Elebo II of Oworonshoki in Kosofe Local Government of Lagos state thanked the governor for starting the good work of roads rehabilitation in the community According to him four major roads in the community have just been rehabilitated by the state government while work is ongoing on fixing the drains to curb flooding We thank the state government for starting this great work in our area and we are still appealing for more infrastructural projects to ensure more developments in the community Oworonshoki is home to over one million people but has been at the receiving end of an infrastructural deficit Within a few months of my ascension the Lagos state government has begun the rehabilitations of four roads in Oworonshoki I commend the state government for this projects I however want to use this medium to seek for more intervention in the rehabilitation of other key roads the Elebo II of Oworonshoki land said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Oworoshoki Coronation: LASG assures community of human capital development, economic empowerment
     Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State has assured residents of Oworonshoki community of more human capital development and economic empowerment as a new traditional leader was installed Sanwo Olu gave the assurance on Saturday during the official coronation ceremony of the new traditional leader Oloworo Oba Babatunde Saliu the Elebo II of Oworonshoki Land The governor who was represented by Mr Bolaji Robert the Special Adviser to the Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs said that the installation was in line with the registered declaration regulating the selection of Oba in Lagos state I want to congratulate you once again Oba Saliu and the entire sons and daughters of Oworonshoki land I assure you that this administration will continue to accord this community like all others the attention you deserve in terms of infrastructure economic empowerment human capital development and security he said He also commended the kingmakers elders of Oworonshoki as well as the ruling houses for the peace and mutual understanding that characterised the process that led to the installation of the king He however advised residents of the community to rally round their new leader in achieving the peace prosperity and progress that Oworo community deserved Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi j j II the Ooni of Ife while giving his remarks during the coronation congratulated the community for the new Oba Ogunwusi advised the sons and daughters of the community to rally round their new leader for progress development and economic advancement Saliu the new Elebo II of Oworonshoki in Kosofe Local Government of Lagos state thanked the governor for starting the good work of roads rehabilitation in the community According to him four major roads in the community have just been rehabilitated by the state government while work is ongoing on fixing the drains to curb flooding We thank the state government for starting this great work in our area and we are still appealing for more infrastructural projects to ensure more developments in the community Oworonshoki is home to over one million people but has been at the receiving end of an infrastructural deficit Within a few months of my ascension the Lagos state government has begun the rehabilitations of four roads in Oworonshoki I commend the state government for this projects I however want to use this medium to seek for more intervention in the rehabilitation of other key roads the Elebo II of Oworonshoki land said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Oworoshoki Coronation: LASG assures community of human capital development, economic empowerment
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    Oworoshoki Coronation: LASG assures community of human capital development, economic empowerment

    Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has assured residents of Oworonshoki community of more human capital development and economic empowerment as a new traditional leader was installed.

    Sanwo-Olu gave the assurance on Saturday during the official coronation ceremony of the new traditional leader, Oloworo Oba Babatunde Saliu, the Elebo II of Oworonshoki Land. The governor, who was represented by Mr Bolaji Robert, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, said that the installation was in line with the registered declaration regulating the selection of Oba in Lagos state.

    “I want to congratulate you once again Oba Saliu and the entire sons and daughters of Oworonshoki land.

    “I assure you that this administration will continue to accord this community like all others the attention you deserve in terms of infrastructure, economic empowerment , human capital development and security,” he said.

    He also commended the kingmakers, elders of Oworonshoki as well as the ruling houses for the peace and mutual understanding that characterised the process that led to the installation of the king.

    He, however, advised residents of the community to rally round their new leader in achieving the peace, prosperity and progress that Oworo community deserved.

    Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi; (Ọjájá II) the Ooni of Ife, while giving his remarks during the coronation congratulated the community for the new Oba. Ogunwusi advised the sons and daughters of the community to rally round their new leader for progress, development and economic advancement.

    Saliu, the new Elebo II of Oworonshoki in Kosofe Local Government of Lagos state, thanked the governor for starting the good work of roads rehabilitation in the community.

    According to him, four major roads in the community have just been rehabilitated by the state government while work is ongoing on fixing the drains to curb flooding.

    “We thank the state government for starting this great work in our area and we are still appealing for more infrastructural projects to ensure more developments in the community.

    .

    “Oworonshoki is home to over one million people but has been at the receiving end of an infrastructural deficit.

    “Within a few months of my ascension, the Lagos state government has begun the rehabilitations of four roads in Oworonshoki.

    “I commend the state government for this projects; I,however, want to use this medium to seek for more intervention in the rehabilitation of other key roads,” the Elebo II of Oworonshoki land said.


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  •  Headfort Foundation an NGO has sensitised the inmates of Special Boys Correctional Center Sabo on fundamental human rights Itunuoluwa Awolu Communications Director of the Foundation told the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Lagos on the sidelines of the event that the sensitisation was part of the foundation s My Rights My Freedom Project The project aims at explaining the Chapter four of the Nigeria s constitution and simplifying it for easy understanding Now what this project entails is that we have simplified the chapter four of the 1999 Constitution into easy to read English for people to understand better so that it is not just the lawyers that know what the rights are These are the rights that affect everyone So everyone should be aware and we did not just simplify them we went far to translate them into different language s Awolu said She said it was important for the inmates to understand and know the limits of their rights to be able to fit properly into the society According to her children who are not directly under the care of their parents need to understand these basic rights to avoid being manipulated in future NAN reports that the foundation has been offering pro bono legal services to the underprivileged in the society So far they have helped 332 persons out of the correctional center through their services NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Foundation sensitises inmates of correctional center on human rights
     Headfort Foundation an NGO has sensitised the inmates of Special Boys Correctional Center Sabo on fundamental human rights Itunuoluwa Awolu Communications Director of the Foundation told the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Lagos on the sidelines of the event that the sensitisation was part of the foundation s My Rights My Freedom Project The project aims at explaining the Chapter four of the Nigeria s constitution and simplifying it for easy understanding Now what this project entails is that we have simplified the chapter four of the 1999 Constitution into easy to read English for people to understand better so that it is not just the lawyers that know what the rights are These are the rights that affect everyone So everyone should be aware and we did not just simplify them we went far to translate them into different language s Awolu said She said it was important for the inmates to understand and know the limits of their rights to be able to fit properly into the society According to her children who are not directly under the care of their parents need to understand these basic rights to avoid being manipulated in future NAN reports that the foundation has been offering pro bono legal services to the underprivileged in the society So far they have helped 332 persons out of the correctional center through their services NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Foundation sensitises inmates of correctional center on human rights
    General news2 weeks ago

    Foundation sensitises inmates of correctional center on human rights

    Headfort Foundation , an NGO, has sensitised the inmates of Special Boys Correctional Center, Sabo, on fundamental human rights.

    Itunuoluwa Awolu , Communications Director of the Foundation, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Lagos on the sidelines of the event that the sensitisation was part of the foundation’s ” My Rights, My Freedom Project”.

    The project aims at explaining the Chapter four of the Nigeria’s constitution and simplifying it for easy understanding.

    “Now, what this project entails is that we have simplified the chapter four of the 1999 Constitution into easy- to-read English for people to understand better so that it is not just the lawyers that know what the rights are.

    “These are the rights that affect everyone.

    “ So, everyone should be aware and we did not just simplify them, we went far to translate them into different language’s,” Awolu said.

    She said it was important for the inmates to understand and know the limits of their rights to be able to fit properly into the society.

    According to her, children who are not directly under the care of their parents need to understand these basic rights to avoid being manipulated in future.

    NAN reports that the foundation has been offering pro bono legal services to the underprivileged in the society.

    So far, they have helped 332 persons out of the correctional center through their services.


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