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  •  The Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama says Nigeria will collaborate with the Finish Government to grow the Information Communication and Technology ICT sector in the country Onyeama disclosed this on Thursday in New York during a bilateral meeting with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland Pekka Haavisto The meeting was held on the sidelines of the ongoing 77th United Nations General Assembly in New York The minister described Finland as very strong in ICT adding that it needed to leverage the emergence of Nigeria as an ICT hub to expand its market in Africa He said that Nigeria was desirous to promote different kinds of investments in the country Finland is very strong in ICT and we believe that it will be a win win situation if their companies invest in Nigeria They can produce for the African market and take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area he said According to Onyeama with a population of over 200 million people with strong youth presence and favourable economies of scale Nigeria is fertile and a preferred investment destination centre There are no fewer than 55 countries in Africa and you cannot set up your businesses in all the countries because some of the markets are very small Nigeria is one fifth of Africa and a hub with over 200 million people and a youthful population So you need to set up in a natural market where you have local scales and level of capacity to produce If you produce in Nigeria you already have a guaranteed 200 million plus market If you are producing for such a market you as well produce for the other 1 2 billion people in the continent he said Onyeama also said that Nigeria was one of the countries with the highest returns on investments He however said that there were things that the country still needed to further improve on to get the best partnership from Western countries Nigeria is an attractive investment destination for all these countries but we just have to change the narrative There are several things we need to do as a country The ease of doing business has to be addressed to attract investments Onyeama said Responding Haavisto said that Finland had always related well with Nigeria He said that it was necessary to look into the future and find a way for greater collaboration The Finish foreign affairs minister described Nigeria as one of the most stable nations in Africa He hoped that the bilateral relationship with Nigeria would improve going forward NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria to collaborate with Finland to grow ICT sector – Onyeama
     The Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama says Nigeria will collaborate with the Finish Government to grow the Information Communication and Technology ICT sector in the country Onyeama disclosed this on Thursday in New York during a bilateral meeting with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland Pekka Haavisto The meeting was held on the sidelines of the ongoing 77th United Nations General Assembly in New York The minister described Finland as very strong in ICT adding that it needed to leverage the emergence of Nigeria as an ICT hub to expand its market in Africa He said that Nigeria was desirous to promote different kinds of investments in the country Finland is very strong in ICT and we believe that it will be a win win situation if their companies invest in Nigeria They can produce for the African market and take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area he said According to Onyeama with a population of over 200 million people with strong youth presence and favourable economies of scale Nigeria is fertile and a preferred investment destination centre There are no fewer than 55 countries in Africa and you cannot set up your businesses in all the countries because some of the markets are very small Nigeria is one fifth of Africa and a hub with over 200 million people and a youthful population So you need to set up in a natural market where you have local scales and level of capacity to produce If you produce in Nigeria you already have a guaranteed 200 million plus market If you are producing for such a market you as well produce for the other 1 2 billion people in the continent he said Onyeama also said that Nigeria was one of the countries with the highest returns on investments He however said that there were things that the country still needed to further improve on to get the best partnership from Western countries Nigeria is an attractive investment destination for all these countries but we just have to change the narrative There are several things we need to do as a country The ease of doing business has to be addressed to attract investments Onyeama said Responding Haavisto said that Finland had always related well with Nigeria He said that it was necessary to look into the future and find a way for greater collaboration The Finish foreign affairs minister described Nigeria as one of the most stable nations in Africa He hoped that the bilateral relationship with Nigeria would improve going forward NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria to collaborate with Finland to grow ICT sector – Onyeama
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    Nigeria to collaborate with Finland to grow ICT sector – Onyeama

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, says Nigeria will collaborate with the Finish Government to grow the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) sector in the country.

    Onyeama disclosed this on Thursday in New York during a bilateral meeting with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Pekka Haavisto.

    The meeting was held on the sidelines of the ongoing 77th United Nations General Assembly in New York. The minister described Finland as very strong in ICT, adding that it needed to leverage the emergence of Nigeria as an ICT hub to expand its market in Africa.

    He said that Nigeria was desirous to promote different kinds of investments in the country.

    “Finland is very strong in ICT and we believe that it will be a win-win situation, if their companies invest in Nigeria.

    “They can produce for the African market and take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area,” he said.

    According to Onyeama, with a population of over 200 million people with strong youth presence and favourable economies of scale, Nigeria is fertile and a preferred investment destination centre.

    “There are no fewer than 55 countries in Africa and you cannot set up your businesses in all the countries because some of the markets are very small.

    “Nigeria is one-fifth of Africa and a hub with over 200 million people and a youthful population.

    “So, you need to set up in a natural market, where you have local scales and level of capacity to produce.

    “If you produce in Nigeria, you already have a guaranteed 200 million plus market.

    “If you are producing for such a market, you as well produce for the other 1.2 billion people in the continent,” he said.

    Onyeama also said that Nigeria was one of the countries with the highest returns on investments.

    He, however, said that there were things that the country still needed to further improve on to get the best partnership from Western countries.

    “Nigeria is an attractive investment destination for all these countries but we just have to change the narrative.

    “There are several things we need to do as a country.

    “The ease of doing business has to be addressed to attract investments,” Onyeama said.

    Responding, Haavisto said that Finland had always related well with Nigeria.

    He said that it was necessary to look into the future and find a way for greater collaboration.

    The Finish foreign affairs minister described Nigeria as one of the most stable nations in Africa.

    He hoped that the bilateral relationship with Nigeria would improve, going forward.


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  •  The stock market closed on Thursday on a negative note as market capitalisation decreased by N124 billion or 0 47 per cent to close at N26 533 trillion from N26 657 trillion on Wednesday The All Share Index ASI also dropped by 231 57 points or 0 47 per cent to close at 49 190 34 from 49 421 91 recorded on Wednesday Market breadth closed negative as 13 stocks declined while 10 advanced Trans Nationwide Express led the gainers with 8 70 per cent to close 75k per share This was followed by NEM Insurance with 2 67 per cent to close at N5 39 per share while Cutix gained by 2 50 per cent to close at N2 05 per share Also Academy Press appreciated by 2 41 per cent to close at N1 70 per share and International Breweries rose by 2 020 per cent to close at N5 05 per share On the other hand Conerstone was last with a decline of 10 per cent to close at 54k per share Multiverse Mining and Exploration followed with 9 96 per cent to close at N2 82 per share Cadbury Nigeria fell by 9 62 per cent to close at N2 82 while BUA Cement declined by 6 18 per cent to close N50 10 per share Also Guinness Nigeria declined by 5 50 per cent to close at N83 per shares NGX Group recorded the highest volume of 30 75 million shares sold at N553 54 million Zenith Bank followed with N24 39 million shares traded at N488 01 million Fidelity Bank transacted 13 84 million shares worth N50 66 while FBN Holdings sold 11 03 million shares valued at N110 81 Access Holdings sold 8 23 million shares worth N68 21 million A total of 126 84 million shares valued at N1 78 billion were exchanged in 3 117 deals compared with a total of 51 88 million shares valued at N590 01 billion exchanged in 2 981 deals on Wednesday NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Stock market drops by N124bn as sell pressure persists
     The stock market closed on Thursday on a negative note as market capitalisation decreased by N124 billion or 0 47 per cent to close at N26 533 trillion from N26 657 trillion on Wednesday The All Share Index ASI also dropped by 231 57 points or 0 47 per cent to close at 49 190 34 from 49 421 91 recorded on Wednesday Market breadth closed negative as 13 stocks declined while 10 advanced Trans Nationwide Express led the gainers with 8 70 per cent to close 75k per share This was followed by NEM Insurance with 2 67 per cent to close at N5 39 per share while Cutix gained by 2 50 per cent to close at N2 05 per share Also Academy Press appreciated by 2 41 per cent to close at N1 70 per share and International Breweries rose by 2 020 per cent to close at N5 05 per share On the other hand Conerstone was last with a decline of 10 per cent to close at 54k per share Multiverse Mining and Exploration followed with 9 96 per cent to close at N2 82 per share Cadbury Nigeria fell by 9 62 per cent to close at N2 82 while BUA Cement declined by 6 18 per cent to close N50 10 per share Also Guinness Nigeria declined by 5 50 per cent to close at N83 per shares NGX Group recorded the highest volume of 30 75 million shares sold at N553 54 million Zenith Bank followed with N24 39 million shares traded at N488 01 million Fidelity Bank transacted 13 84 million shares worth N50 66 while FBN Holdings sold 11 03 million shares valued at N110 81 Access Holdings sold 8 23 million shares worth N68 21 million A total of 126 84 million shares valued at N1 78 billion were exchanged in 3 117 deals compared with a total of 51 88 million shares valued at N590 01 billion exchanged in 2 981 deals on Wednesday NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Stock market drops by N124bn as sell pressure persists
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    Stock market drops by N124bn as sell pressure persists

    The stock market closed on Thursday on a negative note as market capitalisation decreased by N124 billion or 0.47 per cent to close at N26.533 trillion from N26.657 trillion on Wednesday.

    The All-Share Index (ASI) also dropped by 231.57 points or 0.47 per cent to close at 49,190.34 from 49,421.91 recorded on Wednesday.

    Market breadth closed negative as 13 stocks declined, while 10 advanced.

    Trans-Nationwide Express led the gainers with 8.70 per cent to close 75k per share.

    This was followed by NEM Insurance with 2.67 per cent to close at N5.39 per share, while Cutix gained by 2.50 per cent to close at N2.05 per share.

    Also, Academy Press appreciated by 2.41 per cent to close at N1.70 per share and International Breweries rose by 2.020 per cent to close at N5.05 per share.

    On the other hand, Conerstone was last with a decline of 10 per cent to close at 54k per share.

    Multiverse Mining and Exploration followed with 9.96 per cent to close at N2.82 per share.

    Cadbury Nigeria fell by 9.62 per cent to close at N2.82, while BUA Cement declined by 6.18 per cent to close N50.10 per share.

    Also, Guinness Nigeria declined by 5.50 per cent to close at N83 per shares.

    NGX Group recorded the highest volume of 30.75 million shares sold at N553.54 million.

    Zenith Bank followed with N24.39 million shares traded at N488.01 million.

    Fidelity Bank transacted 13.84 million shares worth N50.66, while FBN Holdings sold 11.03 million shares valued at N110.81. Access Holdings sold 8.23 million shares worth N68.21 million.

    A total of 126.84 million shares valued at N1.78 billion were exchanged in 3,117 deals compared with a total of 51.88 million shares valued at N590.01 billion exchanged in 2.981 deals on Wednesday.


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  •  The Chief Whip House of Representatives Rep Tahir Monguno says political parties must focus on issues base campaigns critical in delivering dividends of democracy to Nigerians Monguno said this on Thursday when he inspected the Abuja office complex of HUM Support Group for presidential race The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has scheduled Sept 28 for the commencement of campaigns ahead of the 2023 general elections According to Monguno all the political parties should focus on issue base campaigns rather than mudslinging Our campaigns should be based on the economy security and how to improve the lives of Nigerians How do we bring succour to the lives of Nigerians especially against the backdrop of the Russia Ukraine war and the COVID 19 pandemic that has brought about rise in the cost of living How do we give succour to lives of Nigerians and improve security I think campaigns should be centred on these issues It should be issues base rather than being on personality or whether it is Muslim Muslim ticket or Christian Muslim ticket Monguno said He however said that chances of the All Progressives Congress APC winning the presidential election were high According to him we will continue to maintain our winning streaks in the 2023 elections and this is purely as a result of the pedigree and the track records of our presidential candidate and the running mate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima They have track records of performance as governors of their respective states We are all living witnesses to how Tinubu transformed the economy of Lagos making it the second largest economy not only in Nigeria but in Africa And we have seen how Kashim Shettima has performed in Borno in spite of the daunting security challenges that he witnessed during his tenure He was able to successfully navigate this daunting security challenge and deliver dividends of democracy to the door steps of the people So having regard to their track records and the facts that they are detribalised Nigerians that will carry everybody irrespective of religion or geo political considerations I think victory is certain by God s grace the lawmaker said The Chairperson HUM Support Group Hajiya Hadizatu Mustapha said that the group s commitment to mobilise support from across the country for ticket was due to their notable performances while they served as governors in their states We have coordinators from the six geo political zones of the country we have our structures from the national to state and local government areas of the country We have been encouraging them to ensure they mobilise especially youths and women to support the candidature of Tinubu and Shettima she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ssues-base campaigns critical in delivering dividends of democracy—Lawmaker
     The Chief Whip House of Representatives Rep Tahir Monguno says political parties must focus on issues base campaigns critical in delivering dividends of democracy to Nigerians Monguno said this on Thursday when he inspected the Abuja office complex of HUM Support Group for presidential race The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has scheduled Sept 28 for the commencement of campaigns ahead of the 2023 general elections According to Monguno all the political parties should focus on issue base campaigns rather than mudslinging Our campaigns should be based on the economy security and how to improve the lives of Nigerians How do we bring succour to the lives of Nigerians especially against the backdrop of the Russia Ukraine war and the COVID 19 pandemic that has brought about rise in the cost of living How do we give succour to lives of Nigerians and improve security I think campaigns should be centred on these issues It should be issues base rather than being on personality or whether it is Muslim Muslim ticket or Christian Muslim ticket Monguno said He however said that chances of the All Progressives Congress APC winning the presidential election were high According to him we will continue to maintain our winning streaks in the 2023 elections and this is purely as a result of the pedigree and the track records of our presidential candidate and the running mate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima They have track records of performance as governors of their respective states We are all living witnesses to how Tinubu transformed the economy of Lagos making it the second largest economy not only in Nigeria but in Africa And we have seen how Kashim Shettima has performed in Borno in spite of the daunting security challenges that he witnessed during his tenure He was able to successfully navigate this daunting security challenge and deliver dividends of democracy to the door steps of the people So having regard to their track records and the facts that they are detribalised Nigerians that will carry everybody irrespective of religion or geo political considerations I think victory is certain by God s grace the lawmaker said The Chairperson HUM Support Group Hajiya Hadizatu Mustapha said that the group s commitment to mobilise support from across the country for ticket was due to their notable performances while they served as governors in their states We have coordinators from the six geo political zones of the country we have our structures from the national to state and local government areas of the country We have been encouraging them to ensure they mobilise especially youths and women to support the candidature of Tinubu and Shettima she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ssues-base campaigns critical in delivering dividends of democracy—Lawmaker
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    ssues-base campaigns critical in delivering dividends of democracy—Lawmaker

    The Chief Whip, House of Representatives, Rep. Tahir Monguno, says political parties must focus on issues-base campaigns critical in delivering dividends of democracy to Nigerians.

    Monguno said this on Thursday when he inspected the Abuja office complex of HUM Support Group for presidential race.

    The Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) has scheduled Sept. 28 for the commencement of campaigns ahead of the 2023 general elections.

    According to Monguno, all the political parties should focus on issue-base campaigns rather than mudslinging“Our campaigns should be based on the economy, security and how to improve the lives of Nigerians.

    “How do we bring succour to the lives of Nigerians, especially against the backdrop of the Russia-Ukraine war and the COVID-19 pandemic that has brought about rise in the cost of living?

    “How do we give succour to lives of Nigerians and improve security?

    “I think campaigns should be centred on these issues.

    “It should be issues base rather than being on personality or whether it is Muslim-Muslim ticket or Christian-Muslim ticket,’’ Monguno said.

    He, however, said that chances of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winning the presidential election were high.

    According to him, we will continue to maintain our winning streaks in the 2023 elections and this is purely as a result of the pedigree and the track records of our presidential candidate and the running mate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima.

    “They have track records of performance as governors of their respective states.

    “We are all living witnesses to how Tinubu transformed the economy of Lagos, making it the second largest economy not only in Nigeria but in Africa.

    “And we have seen how Kashim Shettima has performed in Borno in spite of the daunting security challenges that he witnessed during his tenure.

    “He was able to successfully navigate this daunting security challenge and deliver dividends of democracy to the door steps of the people.

    “So, having regard to their track records and the facts that they are detribalised Nigerians that will carry everybody irrespective of religion or geo-political considerations, I think victory is certain by God’s grace,’’ the lawmaker said.

    The Chairperson, HUM Support Group, Hajiya Hadizatu Mustapha, said that the group’s commitment to mobilise support from across the country for ticket was due to their notable performances while they served as governors in their states.

    “We have coordinators from the six geo-political zones of the country, we have our structures from the national to state and local government areas of the country.

    “We have been encouraging them to ensure they mobilise, especially youths and women to support the candidature of Tinubu and Shettima,’’ she said.


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  •  The Naira remained constant on Thursday exchanging at N436 50 to the dollar at the Investors and Exporters Window It remained unchanged from its value on Wednesday The open indicative rate closed at N435 08 to the dollar on Thursday An exchange rate of N437 to the dollar was the highest rate recorded within the day s trading before it settled at N436 50 The Naira sold for as low as N425 to the dollar within the day s trading A total of 101 74 million dollars was traded in foreign exchange at the official Investors and Exporters window on Thursday NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Naira remains constant, exchanges N436.50 to dollar
     The Naira remained constant on Thursday exchanging at N436 50 to the dollar at the Investors and Exporters Window It remained unchanged from its value on Wednesday The open indicative rate closed at N435 08 to the dollar on Thursday An exchange rate of N437 to the dollar was the highest rate recorded within the day s trading before it settled at N436 50 The Naira sold for as low as N425 to the dollar within the day s trading A total of 101 74 million dollars was traded in foreign exchange at the official Investors and Exporters window on Thursday NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Naira remains constant, exchanges N436.50 to dollar
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    Naira remains constant, exchanges N436.50 to dollar

    The Naira remained constant on Thursday, exchanging at N436.50 to the dollar at the Investors and Exporters Window.

    It remained unchanged from its value on Wednesday.

    The open indicative rate closed at N435.08 to the dollar on Thursday.

    An exchange rate of N437 to the dollar was the highest rate recorded within the day’s trading before it settled at N436.50. The Naira sold for as low as N425 to the dollar within the day’s trading.

    A total of 101.74 million dollars was traded in foreign exchange at the official Investors and Exporters window on Thursday.


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  •  The Lateefah Moyosore Durosinmi LMD Foundation has awarded scholarship to 40 pupils and students of Primary and Secondary Schools respectively while 33 women from the South West received grants Prof Fatimah AbdulKareem the Chairperson Board of Trustees BOT LMD Foundation made this known at the foundation s eighth Award Ceremony on Thursday in Ile Ife AbdulKareem represented by Dr Jade Mohammed a Board of Trustees member said in spite of security and economic challenges across the country the foundation was still able to awards the scholarship and give empowerment to some women She said that additional awards were given to the previous beneficiaries as part of the foundation s economic empowerment scheme AbdulKareem said that with the awards 245 students and 164 women had been supported According to her the foundation is funded by philanthropists and kind hearted Nigerians through donations and Zakaah This has continued to sustain the programmes of the foundation she said Also Chairman of the occasion Bashir Awotorebo a former Minister of Water and Mineral Resources lauded the foundation for assisting the needy not minding the nation s economic downturn Awotorebo urged all and sundry to make use of any opportunity that comes their ways to help others He appealed to the foundation to continue with the programme for the benefits of mankind Commenting Prof Shareefah Labo Popoola the Guest Speaker spoke on Islamic Perspectives of Human Well Being lauded the foundation s efforts for impacting lives positively Labo Popoola decried the attitude of some wealthy Nigerians who could not assist others especially the needy with their resources She said that many people were in need of supports physically emotionally socially and intellectually No wonder some especially children were committing suicide whenever they needed encouragement and they could not get it They also need to be empowered by their parents emotionally especially when they failed Let everyone stop blaming government but rise up to their responsibilities to care for others as government alone could not do it Labo Popoola said She said that some Muslims doesn t valued paying their Zakaat because of worldly things that could not profit them saying that payment of Zakaat gives hope for the hopeless Labo Popoola urged parents to give both formal and informal education to their children In his remarks Prof Muheeb Durosinmi of LMDF Executive member enjoined the beneficiaries to work hard imbibe excellence and be prudent with the little given to them One of the beneficiaries from Ondo State Afolabi Lukman thanked the foundation for the good gesture promising that they would not disappoint them ng com NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Foundation awards scholarship to 40 students, empowers 33 women
     The Lateefah Moyosore Durosinmi LMD Foundation has awarded scholarship to 40 pupils and students of Primary and Secondary Schools respectively while 33 women from the South West received grants Prof Fatimah AbdulKareem the Chairperson Board of Trustees BOT LMD Foundation made this known at the foundation s eighth Award Ceremony on Thursday in Ile Ife AbdulKareem represented by Dr Jade Mohammed a Board of Trustees member said in spite of security and economic challenges across the country the foundation was still able to awards the scholarship and give empowerment to some women She said that additional awards were given to the previous beneficiaries as part of the foundation s economic empowerment scheme AbdulKareem said that with the awards 245 students and 164 women had been supported According to her the foundation is funded by philanthropists and kind hearted Nigerians through donations and Zakaah This has continued to sustain the programmes of the foundation she said Also Chairman of the occasion Bashir Awotorebo a former Minister of Water and Mineral Resources lauded the foundation for assisting the needy not minding the nation s economic downturn Awotorebo urged all and sundry to make use of any opportunity that comes their ways to help others He appealed to the foundation to continue with the programme for the benefits of mankind Commenting Prof Shareefah Labo Popoola the Guest Speaker spoke on Islamic Perspectives of Human Well Being lauded the foundation s efforts for impacting lives positively Labo Popoola decried the attitude of some wealthy Nigerians who could not assist others especially the needy with their resources She said that many people were in need of supports physically emotionally socially and intellectually No wonder some especially children were committing suicide whenever they needed encouragement and they could not get it They also need to be empowered by their parents emotionally especially when they failed Let everyone stop blaming government but rise up to their responsibilities to care for others as government alone could not do it Labo Popoola said She said that some Muslims doesn t valued paying their Zakaat because of worldly things that could not profit them saying that payment of Zakaat gives hope for the hopeless Labo Popoola urged parents to give both formal and informal education to their children In his remarks Prof Muheeb Durosinmi of LMDF Executive member enjoined the beneficiaries to work hard imbibe excellence and be prudent with the little given to them One of the beneficiaries from Ondo State Afolabi Lukman thanked the foundation for the good gesture promising that they would not disappoint them ng com NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Foundation awards scholarship to 40 students, empowers 33 women
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    Foundation awards scholarship to 40 students, empowers 33 women

    The Lateefah Moyosore Durosinmi (LMD) Foundation has awarded scholarship to 40 pupils and students of Primary and Secondary Schools respectively, while 33 women from the South-West received grants.

    Prof. Fatimah AbdulKareem, the Chairperson, Board of Trustees (BOT), LMD Foundation, made this known at the foundation’s eighth Award Ceremony on Thursday in Ile-Ife. AbdulKareem, represented by Dr Jade Mohammed, a Board of Trustees member, said in spite of security and economic challenges across the country, the foundation was still able to awards the scholarship and give empowerment to some women.

    She said that additional awards were given to the previous beneficiaries as part of the foundation’s economic empowerment scheme.

    AbdulKareem said that with the awards, 245 students and 164 women had been supported.

    According to her, the foundation is funded by philanthropists and kind hearted Nigerians through donations and Zakaah.

    “This has continued to sustain the programmes of the foundation,” she said.

    Also, Chairman of the occasion, Bashir Awotorebo, a former Minister of Water and Mineral Resources, lauded the foundation for assisting the needy, not minding the nation’s economic downturn.

    Awotorebo urged all and sundry to make use of any opportunity that comes their ways to help others.

    He appealed to the foundation to continue with the programme for the benefits of mankind.

    Commenting, Prof. Shareefah Labo-Popoola, the Guest Speaker spoke on: “Islamic Perspectives of Human Well-Being”, lauded the foundation’s efforts for impacting lives positively.

    Labo-Popoola decried the attitude of some wealthy Nigerians who could not assist others, especially the needy, with their resources.

    She said that many people were in need of supports physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually.

    “No wonder some, especially children were committing suicide whenever they needed encouragement and they could not get it.

    “They also need to be empowered by their parents emotionally, especially when they failed.

    “Let everyone stop blaming government, but rise up to their responsibilities to care for others, as government alone could not do it,” Labo-Popoola said.

    She said that some Muslims doesn’t valued paying their Zakaat, because of worldly things that could not profit them, saying that payment of Zakaat gives hope for the hopeless.

    Labo-Popoola urged parents to give both formal and informal education to their children.

    In his remarks, Prof. Muheeb Durosinmi of LMDF Executive member, enjoined the beneficiaries to work hard, imbibe excellence and be prudent with the little given to them.

    One of the beneficiaries from Ondo State, Afolabi Lukman, thanked the foundation for the good gesture, promising that they would not disappoint them.

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  •  An Area Court sitting in Ilorin has dissolved an Islamic marriage between Nafisat Kamilu and Jimoh Kamilu Presiding Judge AbdulQodir Ahmed said on Thursday that the wife prayed the court to dissolve her marriage without any reason than the husband s irresponsible act The Counsel to the respondent AbdulRasheed Isiak told the court that all efforts to plead with the wife and her family was futile as the family never allowed access to the wife Isiak said that the marriage was through the two family consent more of introducing them to each other match maki but when they started having misunderstanding no family member was ready to interfere He however said that the husband was not serious with the marriage despite the fact that he was his client he was never available for reconciliation The husband pleaded with the court to help him save his marriage and promised to change for the better but the wife insisted on the divorce The court tried to fix a day and adjourned the case to the next day for report of settlement but the wife insisted that her mind was made up for divorce The marriage was dissolved and the wife got the custody of the child while the husband have access to the child any day but at reasonable time The wife also requested for N20 000 monthly for the child s upkeep but the husband insisted that he could only afford N4 000 monthly but agreed to provide clothing healthcare and education NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Wife wins divorce suit in Kwara
     An Area Court sitting in Ilorin has dissolved an Islamic marriage between Nafisat Kamilu and Jimoh Kamilu Presiding Judge AbdulQodir Ahmed said on Thursday that the wife prayed the court to dissolve her marriage without any reason than the husband s irresponsible act The Counsel to the respondent AbdulRasheed Isiak told the court that all efforts to plead with the wife and her family was futile as the family never allowed access to the wife Isiak said that the marriage was through the two family consent more of introducing them to each other match maki but when they started having misunderstanding no family member was ready to interfere He however said that the husband was not serious with the marriage despite the fact that he was his client he was never available for reconciliation The husband pleaded with the court to help him save his marriage and promised to change for the better but the wife insisted on the divorce The court tried to fix a day and adjourned the case to the next day for report of settlement but the wife insisted that her mind was made up for divorce The marriage was dissolved and the wife got the custody of the child while the husband have access to the child any day but at reasonable time The wife also requested for N20 000 monthly for the child s upkeep but the husband insisted that he could only afford N4 000 monthly but agreed to provide clothing healthcare and education NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Wife wins divorce suit in Kwara
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    Wife wins divorce suit in Kwara

    An Area Court sitting in Ilorin has dissolved an Islamic marriage between Nafisat Kamilu and Jimoh Kamilu.

    Presiding Judge AbdulQodir Ahmed said on Thursday that the wife prayed the court to dissolve her marriage without any reason than the husband’s irresponsible act.

    The Counsel to the respondent, AbdulRasheed Isiak, told the court that all efforts to plead with the wife and her family was futile, as the family never allowed access to the wife.

    Isiak said that the marriage was through the two family consent, more of introducing them to each other (match maki, but when they started having misunderstanding, no family member was ready to interfere.

    He however said that the husband was not serious with the marriage, despite the fact that he was his client, he was never available for reconciliation.

    The husband pleaded with the court to help him save his marriage and promised to change for the better, but the wife insisted on the divorce.

    The court tried to fix a day and adjourned the case to the next day for report of settlement, but the wife insisted that her mind was made up for divorce.

    The marriage was dissolved and the wife got the custody of the child, while the husband have access to the child any day but at reasonable time.

    The wife also requested for N20,000 monthly for the child’s upkeep, but the husband insisted that he could only afford N4,000 monthly, but agreed to provide clothing, healthcare and education.


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  •  The FIRS has cautioned Ministries Departments and Agencies of Government MDAs against appointing consultants and concessionaires to collect taxes due to the Federal Government or any of its agencies A statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by the Executive Chairman of FIRS Muhammad Nami said that the Federal Inland Revenue Service FIRS remained the sole agency of government saddled with the responsibility of collecting tax Nami expressed worry that some MDAs engage in assessment collection accounting and enforcement of taxes and levies in their agreements with concessionaires and consultants It has come to the notice of the FIRS that some MDAs are appointing concessionaires or consultants for the assessment collection accounting or enforcement of taxes and levies due to the Federal Government or any of its agencies Some MDAs include such functions in their agreements with concessionaires or consultants he said Nami said that Section 68 2 of the Act establishing FIRS highlighted that the primary agency responsible for administration assessment collection accounting and enforcement of taxes and levies due to the Federal Government or any of its agencies is the FIRS This is except as may be authorised by the Minister responsible for Finance by regulation as approved by the National Assembly he said According to him while Section 12 4 of the FIRS Act provides that the Service may engage consultants accountants or other agents to carry out certain functions on its behalf the law has expressly prohibited the carrying out of assessing and collecting tax by consultants ImageTitleSummaryCategoriesAuthorDatecategories_hfilterAccording to him the law provides that FIRS may appoint and employ such consultants including tax consultants or accountants and agents to transact any business or do any act required to be transacted or done in the execution of its functions under this act This is provided that such consultants shall not carry out duties of assessing and collecting tax or routine responsibilities of tax officials he said Nami said that MDAs that appoint consultants for tax assessment and collection were not just acting against the letters of the law but committing offences punishable under the FIRS Act Appointment or authorisation of any person other than by the FIRS to assess collect enforce or account for taxes constitutes an offence under Section 68 3 of the FIRS Act Such appointment or authorisation is punishable upon conviction with fine imprisonment or both under Section 68 6 of the Act The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some workers from various agencies of government recently complained of inconsistent tax deductions from their monthly salaries They urged the FIRS to wade in to address the issues to forestall further inconsistent deductions without explanation This inconsistent deductions on my monthly salary for three months cannot continue without some explanations an anonymous civil servant said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FIRS cautions MDAs against contracting tax collection, enforcement to consultants
     The FIRS has cautioned Ministries Departments and Agencies of Government MDAs against appointing consultants and concessionaires to collect taxes due to the Federal Government or any of its agencies A statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by the Executive Chairman of FIRS Muhammad Nami said that the Federal Inland Revenue Service FIRS remained the sole agency of government saddled with the responsibility of collecting tax Nami expressed worry that some MDAs engage in assessment collection accounting and enforcement of taxes and levies in their agreements with concessionaires and consultants It has come to the notice of the FIRS that some MDAs are appointing concessionaires or consultants for the assessment collection accounting or enforcement of taxes and levies due to the Federal Government or any of its agencies Some MDAs include such functions in their agreements with concessionaires or consultants he said Nami said that Section 68 2 of the Act establishing FIRS highlighted that the primary agency responsible for administration assessment collection accounting and enforcement of taxes and levies due to the Federal Government or any of its agencies is the FIRS This is except as may be authorised by the Minister responsible for Finance by regulation as approved by the National Assembly he said According to him while Section 12 4 of the FIRS Act provides that the Service may engage consultants accountants or other agents to carry out certain functions on its behalf the law has expressly prohibited the carrying out of assessing and collecting tax by consultants ImageTitleSummaryCategoriesAuthorDatecategories_hfilterAccording to him the law provides that FIRS may appoint and employ such consultants including tax consultants or accountants and agents to transact any business or do any act required to be transacted or done in the execution of its functions under this act This is provided that such consultants shall not carry out duties of assessing and collecting tax or routine responsibilities of tax officials he said Nami said that MDAs that appoint consultants for tax assessment and collection were not just acting against the letters of the law but committing offences punishable under the FIRS Act Appointment or authorisation of any person other than by the FIRS to assess collect enforce or account for taxes constitutes an offence under Section 68 3 of the FIRS Act Such appointment or authorisation is punishable upon conviction with fine imprisonment or both under Section 68 6 of the Act The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some workers from various agencies of government recently complained of inconsistent tax deductions from their monthly salaries They urged the FIRS to wade in to address the issues to forestall further inconsistent deductions without explanation This inconsistent deductions on my monthly salary for three months cannot continue without some explanations an anonymous civil servant said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FIRS cautions MDAs against contracting tax collection, enforcement to consultants
    Economy1 week ago

    FIRS cautions MDAs against contracting tax collection, enforcement to consultants

    The FIRS has cautioned Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government (MDAs) against appointing consultants and concessionaires to collect taxes due to the Federal Government or any of its agencies.

    A statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by the Executive Chairman of FIRS, Muhammad Nami, said that the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) remained the sole agency of government saddled with the responsibility of collecting tax.

    Nami expressed worry that some MDAs engage in assessment, collection, accounting and enforcement of taxes and levies in their agreements with concessionaires and consultants.

    “It has come to the notice of the FIRS that some MDAs are appointing concessionaires or consultants for the assessment, collection, accounting or enforcement of taxes and levies due to the Federal Government or any of its agencies.

    “Some MDAs include such functions in their agreements with concessionaires or consultants,” he said.

    Nami said that Section 68(2) of the Act establishing FIRS highlighted that “the primary agency responsible for administration, assessment, collection, accounting and enforcement of taxes and levies due to the Federal Government or any of its agencies is the FIRS.

    “This is except as may be authorised by the Minister responsible for Finance by regulation as approved by the National Assembly,” he said.

    According to him, while Section 12(4) of the FIRS Act provides that the Service may engage consultants, accountants or other agents to carry out certain functions on its behalf, the law has expressly prohibited the carrying out of assessing and collecting tax by consultants.

    ImageTitleSummaryCategoriesAuthorDatecategories_hfilterAccording to him, the law provides that FIRS may appoint and employ such consultants, including tax consultants or accountants and agents to transact any business or do any act required to be transacted or done in the execution of its functions under this act.

    “This is provided that such consultants shall not carry out duties of assessing and collecting tax or routine responsibilities of tax officials,” he said.

    Nami said that MDAs that appoint consultants for tax assessment and collection were not just acting against the letters of the law, but committing offences punishable under the FIRS Act. “Appointment or authorisation of any person, other than by the FIRS to assess, collect, enforce or account for taxes constitutes an offence under Section 68(3) of the FIRS Act. Such appointment or authorisation is punishable, upon conviction, with fine imprisonment or both under Section 68(6) of the Act. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some workers from various agencies of government recently complained of inconsistent tax deductions from their monthly salaries.

    They urged the FIRS to wade in to address the issues to forestall further inconsistent deductions without explanation.

    “This inconsistent deductions on my monthly salary for three months cannot continue without some explanations,’’ an anonymous civil servant said.


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  •  A university student Soohemba Aker has prayed a Federal High Court Abuja for an order of interlocutory injunction suspending the activities of Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission RMAFC Aker a final year Law student of Benue State University Markudi also sought same order suspending the operation of Federal Account Allocation Committee FAAC including payment of the monthly allocation funds to 3rd 4th 5th 8th 9th and 10th respondents pending the hearing and determination of the suit The News Agency of Nigeria reports that RMAFC is responsible for advising federal and state governments on fiscal efficiency and methods by which their revenue can be increased and determines remuneration packages of political office holders NAN also reports that FAAC ensures that resources are distributed among the beneficiaries of the Federation Account in accordance with constitutional provisions and uphold the interpretations by the Supreme Court on areas requiring such clarification The Senate President House of Representatives Speaker and Governor of Abia also sued in his own official capacity and in representative capacity for all the other governors of the 36 states of the federation are 3rd to 5th respondents respectively The Attorney General of Federation AGF and Minister of Justice the Attorney General of Abia also sued in representative capacity for all the other Attorney Generals of the 36 states of the federation the Vice Chancellor VC of the University of Abuja also sued in representative capacity for all the other vice chancellors and the members of the Senate of both federal and state universities currently participating in the ongoing ASUU Strike are 8th to 10th respondents respectively The student in a fundamental rights enforcement suit marked 16842022 and filed by her lawyer Chukwuma Machukwu Ume SAN had in addition sued the Federal Government Registered Trustees of the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU as 1st and 2nd respondents She also sued RMAFC FAAC and Umar Faruk President National Association of Nigerian Students NANS as 6th 7th and 11th respondents respectively The applicant who said she is currently affected by the ongoing strike filed the action for herself on behalf of all students of public tertiary institutions currently affected by the nationwide ASUU strike The case was filed pursuant to Sections 46 1 2 and 3 of the 1999 Constitution and Article 17 1 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights Ratification and Enforcement Act Chapter A9 Charter 10 LFN 1990 No 2 of 1983 In the application Aker prayed the court for an order stopping the payment of salaries allowances and other benefits of all political office holders at the Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria including the chief of staff to the president all Senate and House of Representatives members She also urged the court to stop salaries and allowances of all ministers permanent secretaries head of parastatals and extra ministerial bodies all VCs of striking universities as well as the salaries and allowances of members of Senate of said striking universities salaries and allowances of all members of ASUU pending the hearing and final determination of the motion on notice She equally sought an order of mandamus compelling the defendants including members of Senate of the striking universities to return to the 1st respondent FG their monthly salaries allowances and other benefits received individually or collectively from the day the industrial action of the 2nd respondent ASUU commenced till date pending the hearing and determination of the originating motion In a supporting affidavit deposed to Aker averred that the strike has continue to affect her adversely as her plans of graduating this academic year 2022 and to apply for admissions into the Nigerian Law School had been thwarted She said that her tuition fees paid for the academic year will go in vain as the academic year is almost lost if nothing is done She stated further that her dreams of becoming a law graduate and a future lawyer are at the verge of collapsing as her sponsor had made it clear that this year was the last year to sponsor her in school among others The matter is yet to be assigned to a judge NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ASUU strike: Student prays court to suspend RMAFC, FAAC’s operations
     A university student Soohemba Aker has prayed a Federal High Court Abuja for an order of interlocutory injunction suspending the activities of Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission RMAFC Aker a final year Law student of Benue State University Markudi also sought same order suspending the operation of Federal Account Allocation Committee FAAC including payment of the monthly allocation funds to 3rd 4th 5th 8th 9th and 10th respondents pending the hearing and determination of the suit The News Agency of Nigeria reports that RMAFC is responsible for advising federal and state governments on fiscal efficiency and methods by which their revenue can be increased and determines remuneration packages of political office holders NAN also reports that FAAC ensures that resources are distributed among the beneficiaries of the Federation Account in accordance with constitutional provisions and uphold the interpretations by the Supreme Court on areas requiring such clarification The Senate President House of Representatives Speaker and Governor of Abia also sued in his own official capacity and in representative capacity for all the other governors of the 36 states of the federation are 3rd to 5th respondents respectively The Attorney General of Federation AGF and Minister of Justice the Attorney General of Abia also sued in representative capacity for all the other Attorney Generals of the 36 states of the federation the Vice Chancellor VC of the University of Abuja also sued in representative capacity for all the other vice chancellors and the members of the Senate of both federal and state universities currently participating in the ongoing ASUU Strike are 8th to 10th respondents respectively The student in a fundamental rights enforcement suit marked 16842022 and filed by her lawyer Chukwuma Machukwu Ume SAN had in addition sued the Federal Government Registered Trustees of the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU as 1st and 2nd respondents She also sued RMAFC FAAC and Umar Faruk President National Association of Nigerian Students NANS as 6th 7th and 11th respondents respectively The applicant who said she is currently affected by the ongoing strike filed the action for herself on behalf of all students of public tertiary institutions currently affected by the nationwide ASUU strike The case was filed pursuant to Sections 46 1 2 and 3 of the 1999 Constitution and Article 17 1 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights Ratification and Enforcement Act Chapter A9 Charter 10 LFN 1990 No 2 of 1983 In the application Aker prayed the court for an order stopping the payment of salaries allowances and other benefits of all political office holders at the Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria including the chief of staff to the president all Senate and House of Representatives members She also urged the court to stop salaries and allowances of all ministers permanent secretaries head of parastatals and extra ministerial bodies all VCs of striking universities as well as the salaries and allowances of members of Senate of said striking universities salaries and allowances of all members of ASUU pending the hearing and final determination of the motion on notice She equally sought an order of mandamus compelling the defendants including members of Senate of the striking universities to return to the 1st respondent FG their monthly salaries allowances and other benefits received individually or collectively from the day the industrial action of the 2nd respondent ASUU commenced till date pending the hearing and determination of the originating motion In a supporting affidavit deposed to Aker averred that the strike has continue to affect her adversely as her plans of graduating this academic year 2022 and to apply for admissions into the Nigerian Law School had been thwarted She said that her tuition fees paid for the academic year will go in vain as the academic year is almost lost if nothing is done She stated further that her dreams of becoming a law graduate and a future lawyer are at the verge of collapsing as her sponsor had made it clear that this year was the last year to sponsor her in school among others The matter is yet to be assigned to a judge NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ASUU strike: Student prays court to suspend RMAFC, FAAC’s operations
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    ASUU strike: Student prays court to suspend RMAFC, FAAC’s operations

    A university student, Soohemba Aker, has prayed a Federal High Court, Abuja for an order of interlocutory injunction suspending the activities of Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC).

    Aker, a final year Law student of Benue State University, Markudi, also sought same order suspending the operation of Federal Account Allocation Committee (FAAC), including payment of the monthly allocation funds to 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th and 10th respondents pending the hearing and determination of the suit.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that RMAFC is responsible for advising federal and state governments on fiscal efficiency and methods by which their revenue can be increased and determines remuneration packages of political office holders.

    NAN also reports that FAAC ensures that resources are distributed among the beneficiaries of the Federation Account in accordance with constitutional provisions and uphold the interpretations by the Supreme Court on areas requiring such clarification.

    The Senate President, House of Representatives Speaker and Governor of Abia (also sued in his own official capacity and in representative capacity for all the other governors of the 36 states of the federation) are 3rd to 5th respondents respectively.

    The Attorney-General of Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, the Attorney General of Abia (also sued in representative capacity for all the other Attorney Generals of the 36 states of the federation); the Vice Chancellor(VC) of the University of Abuja (also sued in representative capacity for all the other vice chancellors and the members of the Senate of both federal and state universities currently participating in the ongoing ASUU Strike) are 8th to 10th respondents respectively.

    The student, in a fundamental rights enforcement suit marked: 16842022 and filed by her lawyer, Chukwuma-Machukwu Ume, SAN, had, in addition, sued the Federal Government, Registered Trustees of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) as 1st and 2nd respondents.

    She also sued RMAFC, FAAC and Umar Faruk (President, National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS) as 6th, 7th and 11th respondents respectively.

    The applicant, who said she is currently affected by the ongoing strike, filed the action for herself on behalf of all students of public tertiary institutions currently affected by the nationwide ASUU strike.

    The case was filed pursuant to Sections 46(1), (2) and (3) of the 1999 Constitution and Article 17(1) of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Ratification and Enforcement) Act Chapter A9 (Charter 10 LFN 1990) No. 2 of 1983.In the application, Aker prayed the court for an order stopping the payment of salaries, allowances and other benefits of all political office holders at the Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, including the chief of staff to the president, all Senate and House of Representatives members.

    She also urged the court to stop salaries and allowances of all ministers, permanent secretaries, head of parastatals and extra-ministerial bodies, all VCs of striking universities, as well as the salaries and allowances of members of Senate of said striking universities, salaries and allowances of all members of ASUU pending the hearing and final determination of the motion on notice.

    She equally sought an order of mandamus compelling the defendants including members of Senate of the striking universities to return to the 1st respondent (FG) their  monthly salaries, allowances and other benefits received individually or collectively from the day the industrial action of the 2nd respondent (ASUU) commenced till date, pending the hearing and determination of the originating motion.

    In a supporting affidavit deposed to, Aker averred that the strike has continue to affect her adversely as her plans of graduating this academic year 2022 and to apply for admissions into the Nigerian Law School had been thwarted.

    She said that her tuition fees paid for the academic year will go in vain as the academic year is almost lost if nothing is done.

    She stated further that  her dreams of becoming a law graduate and a future lawyer are at the verge of collapsing as her sponsor had made it clear that this year was the last year to sponsor her in school, among others.

    The matter is yet to be assigned to a judge.


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  •  Amb George Jimoh the Executive Director Passion for Peace Initiative PPI an NGO says effective communication and tolerance are sone of the ingredients that make a peaceful home and society Jimoh said this in Ilorin while delivering a lecture organised to mark this year s International Day of Peace The director spoke on the theme The Reunion Domestic Violence and Societal Peace A peaceful family is a productive society He said a progressive home need team and collective work According to him a bird cannot fly with one wing except with the two wings The best teacher to children is parent So whatever the parent does will be impacted on the children If you can learn how to forgive and forget whenever your spouse offends you you will build a peaceful home and peaceful society Spouse have to respect each other understand ourselves and build a peaceful home and a peaceful society Jimoh said In her remarks Mrs Anthonia Erinfolami Daniel the Facilitator of PPI said that some spouse lack tolerance that is why there is no peace in some parts of the country She added that emotional violence kill faster than physical violence saying that emotional violence leads to depression and later to death According to her presently in Nigeria partners violating each other is about 60 to 40 per cent from angle of women to men During the lock down of COVID 19 there is high rate of domestic violence because some spouse can t tolerate each other even some parents can t tolerate their children Poverty is also one of the ingredients that contribute to domestic violence There is what they call economic violence when a man that is supposed to provide for the family refused to do so she added She explained that a peaceful husband a peaceful wife and peaceful children would make a peaceful community and peaceful society She therefore urged the public to show love to each other in order to build a peaceful society NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Day of Peace: Effective communication panacea to peaceful society -Amb. Jimoh
     Amb George Jimoh the Executive Director Passion for Peace Initiative PPI an NGO says effective communication and tolerance are sone of the ingredients that make a peaceful home and society Jimoh said this in Ilorin while delivering a lecture organised to mark this year s International Day of Peace The director spoke on the theme The Reunion Domestic Violence and Societal Peace A peaceful family is a productive society He said a progressive home need team and collective work According to him a bird cannot fly with one wing except with the two wings The best teacher to children is parent So whatever the parent does will be impacted on the children If you can learn how to forgive and forget whenever your spouse offends you you will build a peaceful home and peaceful society Spouse have to respect each other understand ourselves and build a peaceful home and a peaceful society Jimoh said In her remarks Mrs Anthonia Erinfolami Daniel the Facilitator of PPI said that some spouse lack tolerance that is why there is no peace in some parts of the country She added that emotional violence kill faster than physical violence saying that emotional violence leads to depression and later to death According to her presently in Nigeria partners violating each other is about 60 to 40 per cent from angle of women to men During the lock down of COVID 19 there is high rate of domestic violence because some spouse can t tolerate each other even some parents can t tolerate their children Poverty is also one of the ingredients that contribute to domestic violence There is what they call economic violence when a man that is supposed to provide for the family refused to do so she added She explained that a peaceful husband a peaceful wife and peaceful children would make a peaceful community and peaceful society She therefore urged the public to show love to each other in order to build a peaceful society NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Day of Peace: Effective communication panacea to peaceful society -Amb. Jimoh
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    Day of Peace: Effective communication panacea to peaceful society -Amb. Jimoh

    Amb. George Jimoh, the Executive Director, Passion for Peace Initiative (PPI), an NGO, says effective communication and tolerance are sone of the ingredients that make a peaceful home and society.

    Jimoh said this in Ilorin while delivering a lecture organised to mark this year’s International Day of Peace.

    The director spoke on the theme “The Reunion: Domestic Violence and Societal Peace.

    A peaceful family is a productive society”.

    He said a progressive home need team and collective work.

    According to him, a bird cannot fly with one wing except with the two wings.

    “The best teacher to children is parent.

    So, whatever the parent does will be impacted on the children.

    “If you can learn how to forgive and forget whenever your spouse offends you, you will build a peaceful home and peaceful society.

    “Spouse have to respect each other, understand ourselves and build a peaceful home and a peaceful society,” Jimoh said.

    In her remarks, Mrs Anthonia Erinfolami-Daniel, the Facilitator of PPI, said that some spouse lack tolerance that is why there is no peace in some parts of the country.

    She added that emotional violence kill faster than physical violence, saying that emotional violence leads to depression and later to death.

    According to her, presently in Nigeria, partners violating each other is about 60 to 40 per cent from angle of women to men.

    “During the lock down of COVID-19, there is high rate of domestic violence because some spouse can’t tolerate each other, even some parents can’t tolerate their children.

    “Poverty is also one of the ingredients that contribute to domestic violence.

    “There is what they call economic violence; when a man that is supposed to provide for the family refused to do so,” she added.

    She explained that a peaceful husband, a peaceful wife and peaceful children would make a peaceful community and peaceful society.

    She therefore urged the public to show love to each other in order to build a peaceful society. 


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  •  The Speaker Edo Youth Parliament Osawemwenhio Uwagboe on Thursday urged Gov Godwin Obaseki to embark on infrastructure development of Uvbe Egbede community in Uhunmwonde Local Government Area of the state Uwagboe made the call in Benin after receiving report of an investigation from the office of his Special Assistant on Community Engagement The speaker said the community needed rapid infrastructural development to improve the standard of living of the people He said he was reliably informed that the community had suffered neglect from successive governments for years According to him the people of the community are basically farmers who find it difficult to convey their farm produce to the markets due to bad roads The chief parliamentarian said in this modern time most communities now drank borehole water and that it was unfortunate that Uvbe Egbede community did not have a single borehole built by the the state or local government according to the traditional ruler of the community The inhabitants of the community have made efforts to put the schools in their community in good shape for the past years but for now the cost of maintaining them is heartbreaking he said adding that they can no longer shoulder the burden The healthcare centre jointly built by the European Union and the community spearheaded by the community head in 2008 also needs urgent renovation as it is now dilapidated Besides the Uvbe market there is a major earth road that links the community to the Benin Abraka road and that if tarred will ease the stress of traveling between Edo and Delta States through Uvbe Egbede Egbede Primary School was established in 1921 and the Egbede Grammar School have been shadow of themselves and need a rapid renovation as it used to be a centre for academic excellence he said The speaker further cried that the community has not had light for the past three years due to a faulty transformer located at Oghada He therefore appealed for urgent actions and make life meaningful for the inhabitants of the community I am using this medium to solicit the help of the State Governor His Excellency Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki to make confirmation of this report and consider these projects in the next state s budget he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Edo Youth Parliament Speaker makes case for Uvbe-Egbede community
     The Speaker Edo Youth Parliament Osawemwenhio Uwagboe on Thursday urged Gov Godwin Obaseki to embark on infrastructure development of Uvbe Egbede community in Uhunmwonde Local Government Area of the state Uwagboe made the call in Benin after receiving report of an investigation from the office of his Special Assistant on Community Engagement The speaker said the community needed rapid infrastructural development to improve the standard of living of the people He said he was reliably informed that the community had suffered neglect from successive governments for years According to him the people of the community are basically farmers who find it difficult to convey their farm produce to the markets due to bad roads The chief parliamentarian said in this modern time most communities now drank borehole water and that it was unfortunate that Uvbe Egbede community did not have a single borehole built by the the state or local government according to the traditional ruler of the community The inhabitants of the community have made efforts to put the schools in their community in good shape for the past years but for now the cost of maintaining them is heartbreaking he said adding that they can no longer shoulder the burden The healthcare centre jointly built by the European Union and the community spearheaded by the community head in 2008 also needs urgent renovation as it is now dilapidated Besides the Uvbe market there is a major earth road that links the community to the Benin Abraka road and that if tarred will ease the stress of traveling between Edo and Delta States through Uvbe Egbede Egbede Primary School was established in 1921 and the Egbede Grammar School have been shadow of themselves and need a rapid renovation as it used to be a centre for academic excellence he said The speaker further cried that the community has not had light for the past three years due to a faulty transformer located at Oghada He therefore appealed for urgent actions and make life meaningful for the inhabitants of the community I am using this medium to solicit the help of the State Governor His Excellency Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki to make confirmation of this report and consider these projects in the next state s budget he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Edo Youth Parliament Speaker makes case for Uvbe-Egbede community
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    Edo Youth Parliament Speaker makes case for Uvbe-Egbede community

    The Speaker, Edo Youth Parliament, Osawemwenhio Uwagboe, on Thursday urged Gov. Godwin Obaseki to embark on infrastructure development of Uvbe-Egbede community in Uhunmwonde Local Government Area of the state.

    Uwagboe made the call in Benin after receiving report of an investigation from the office of his Special Assistant on Community Engagement.

    The speaker said the community needed rapid infrastructural development to improve the standard of living of the people.

    He said he was reliably informed that the community had suffered neglect from successive governments for years.

    According to him, the people of the community are basically farmers who find it difficult to convey their farm produce to the markets due to bad roads.

    The chief parliamentarian said in this modern time, most communities now drank borehole water and that it was unfortunate that Uvbe-Egbede community did not have a single borehole built by the the state or local government, according to the traditional ruler of the community.

    “The inhabitants of the community have made efforts to put the schools in their community in good shape for the past years but for now, the cost of maintaining them is heartbreaking,” he said, adding that they can no longer shoulder the burden.

    “The healthcare centre jointly built by the European Union and the community spearheaded by the community head in 2008, also needs urgent renovation as it is now dilapidated.

    “Besides the Uvbe market, there is a major earth road that links the community to the Benin-Abraka road and that if tarred, will ease the stress of traveling between Edo and Delta States through Uvbe-Egbede.

    “Egbede Primary School was established in 1921 and the Egbede Grammar School have been shadow of themselves and need a rapid renovation as it used to be a centre for academic excellence,” he said.

    The speaker further cried that the community has not had light for the past three years due to a faulty transformer located at Oghada.

    He therefore appealed for urgent actions and make life meaningful for the inhabitants of the community.

    “I am using this medium to solicit the help of the State Governor, His Excellency Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, to make confirmation of this report and consider these projects in the next state’s budget,” he said.


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