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  •   UNHCR the UN Refugee Agency today warns of the growing humanitarian needs of refugees and displaced people in Sudan as the cost of living soars amid the domino effects of the war in Ukraine the impacts from the COVID 19 pandemic and extreme weather resulting from the climate crisis Sudan hosts the largest number of displaced people on the African continent including more than 1 1 million refugees mostly from South Sudan and 3 7 million internally displaced Sudanese mainly in Darfur and Kordofan Inflation had already risen sharply in 2020 and remains much higher than pre COVID 19 levels Sharp increases in the prices of food and other items and shortages of essential goods including bread and fuel are putting pressure on host communities and disproportionately affecting forcibly displaced people especially those They do not have any financial support UNHCR is working with the government and its partners to scale up our response but efforts to provide vital support to refugees and displaced Sudanese are facing enormous pressure due to lack of funding Limited support could leave many refugees and local communities without vital assistance leaving them more likely to take risks that could result in serious harm As of September 13 UNHCR had received just a third of the US 348 9 million needed in 2022 to mount an effective response and provide lifesaving assistance and protection amid mounting needs Resource limitations mean that most plans for emergency transitional or durable shelters will not be carried out Only one in five refugees who need legal documentation will receive it Existing and planned projects that support the integration of refugees will be suspended Support for self sufficiency and resilience will be affected Two thirds of IDP protection monitoring work will not be done and other vital programs will need to be curtailed or curtailed This year s seasonal rains and floods make life even more difficult for refugees and internally displaced people The displaced communities are among 299 500 people affected by heavy rains and flash floods as of September 19 according to Sudanese authorities and humanitarian organizations on the ground The rains and floods have submerged houses and farmland and killed livestock For people who have fled the violence the floods have created a crisis on top of another crisis Communities with fewer resources and less capacity to adapt to an increasingly inhospitable environment face the worst impacts of extreme weather events stemming from the climate crisis UNHCR urges the international community to provide needed funding to humanitarian organizations in Sudan to support refugees internally displaced persons and their host communities
    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) warns of growing needs in Sudan amid skyrocketing prices and gaps in humanitarian funding
      UNHCR the UN Refugee Agency today warns of the growing humanitarian needs of refugees and displaced people in Sudan as the cost of living soars amid the domino effects of the war in Ukraine the impacts from the COVID 19 pandemic and extreme weather resulting from the climate crisis Sudan hosts the largest number of displaced people on the African continent including more than 1 1 million refugees mostly from South Sudan and 3 7 million internally displaced Sudanese mainly in Darfur and Kordofan Inflation had already risen sharply in 2020 and remains much higher than pre COVID 19 levels Sharp increases in the prices of food and other items and shortages of essential goods including bread and fuel are putting pressure on host communities and disproportionately affecting forcibly displaced people especially those They do not have any financial support UNHCR is working with the government and its partners to scale up our response but efforts to provide vital support to refugees and displaced Sudanese are facing enormous pressure due to lack of funding Limited support could leave many refugees and local communities without vital assistance leaving them more likely to take risks that could result in serious harm As of September 13 UNHCR had received just a third of the US 348 9 million needed in 2022 to mount an effective response and provide lifesaving assistance and protection amid mounting needs Resource limitations mean that most plans for emergency transitional or durable shelters will not be carried out Only one in five refugees who need legal documentation will receive it Existing and planned projects that support the integration of refugees will be suspended Support for self sufficiency and resilience will be affected Two thirds of IDP protection monitoring work will not be done and other vital programs will need to be curtailed or curtailed This year s seasonal rains and floods make life even more difficult for refugees and internally displaced people The displaced communities are among 299 500 people affected by heavy rains and flash floods as of September 19 according to Sudanese authorities and humanitarian organizations on the ground The rains and floods have submerged houses and farmland and killed livestock For people who have fled the violence the floods have created a crisis on top of another crisis Communities with fewer resources and less capacity to adapt to an increasingly inhospitable environment face the worst impacts of extreme weather events stemming from the climate crisis UNHCR urges the international community to provide needed funding to humanitarian organizations in Sudan to support refugees internally displaced persons and their host communities
    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) warns of growing needs in Sudan amid skyrocketing prices and gaps in humanitarian funding
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    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) warns of growing needs in Sudan amid skyrocketing prices and gaps in humanitarian funding

    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today warns of the growing humanitarian needs of refugees and displaced people in Sudan as the cost of living soars amid the domino effects of the war in Ukraine, the impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic and extreme weather resulting from the climate crisis.

    Sudan hosts the largest number of displaced people on the African continent, including more than 1.1 million refugees, mostly from South Sudan, and 3.7 million internally displaced Sudanese, mainly in Darfur and Kordofan.

    Inflation had already risen sharply in 2020 and remains much higher than pre-COVID-19 levels.

    Sharp increases in the prices of food and other items and shortages of essential goods, including bread and fuel, are putting pressure on host communities and disproportionately affecting forcibly displaced people, especially those They do not have any financial support.

    UNHCR is working with the government and its partners to scale up our response, but efforts to provide vital support to refugees and displaced Sudanese are facing enormous pressure due to lack of funding.

    Limited support could leave many refugees and local communities without vital assistance, leaving them more likely to take risks that could result in serious harm.

    As of September 13, UNHCR had received just a third of the US$348.9 million needed in 2022 to mount an effective response and provide lifesaving assistance and protection amid mounting needs.

    Resource limitations mean that most plans for emergency, transitional, or durable shelters will not be carried out.

    Only one in five refugees who need legal documentation will receive it.

    Existing and planned projects that support the integration of refugees will be suspended.

    Support for self-sufficiency and resilience will be affected.

    Two-thirds of IDP protection monitoring work will not be done, and other vital programs will need to be curtailed or curtailed.

    This year's seasonal rains and floods make life even more difficult for refugees and internally displaced people.

    The displaced communities are among 299,500 people affected by heavy rains and flash floods as of September 19, according to Sudanese authorities and humanitarian organizations on the ground.

    The rains and floods have submerged houses and farmland and killed livestock.

    For people who have fled the violence, the floods have created a crisis on top of another crisis.

    Communities with fewer resources and less capacity to adapt to an increasingly inhospitable environment face the worst impacts of extreme weather events stemming from the climate crisis.

    UNHCR urges the international community to provide needed funding to humanitarian organizations in Sudan to support refugees, internally displaced persons and their host communities.

  •  Salem University Lokoja has so far graduated no fewer than 4 000 students since its inception in 2007 Prof Alewo Johnson Akubo the university s Vice Chancellor said this on Friday in Lokoja in an interview with newsmen He described Salem University as a God inspired vision which targets the transformation of the youths he called change agents According to him graduates of the institution create positive global impact immediately after they pass out Johnson Akubo said We have had 12 convocations with all our programmes in the six colleges accr NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Varsity graduates 4, 000 students —VC
     Salem University Lokoja has so far graduated no fewer than 4 000 students since its inception in 2007 Prof Alewo Johnson Akubo the university s Vice Chancellor said this on Friday in Lokoja in an interview with newsmen He described Salem University as a God inspired vision which targets the transformation of the youths he called change agents According to him graduates of the institution create positive global impact immediately after they pass out Johnson Akubo said We have had 12 convocations with all our programmes in the six colleges accr NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Varsity graduates 4, 000 students —VC
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    Varsity graduates 4, 000 students —VC

    Salem University, Lokoja, has so far graduated no fewer than 4,000 students since its inception in 2007. Prof. Alewo Johnson-Akubo, the university’s Vice-Chancellor, said this on Friday in Lokoja in an interview with newsmen.

    He described Salem University as a “God-inspired vision,” which targets the transformation of the youths he called “change agents.

    ” According to him, graduates of the institution create positive global impact immediately after they pass out.

    Johnson-Akubo said: “We have had 12 convocations with all our programmes in the six colleges accr
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  •   Tope Shonubi Co Founder and CEO of Sahara Group a leading international energy and infrastructure conglomerate headquartered in Nigeria with operations in more than 42 countries will speak at the 2022 edition of the African Energy Week AEW https www AECWeek com conference and exhibition Africa s premier event for the oil and gas sector taking place from 18 21 October in Cape Town as a speaker Shonubi s participation in the continent s largest event for the energy sector is crucial to discuss solutions to critical industry challenges and highlight opportunities in Africa s expanding oil and gas industry As one of the leading movers and shakers in Africa s energy sector Shonubi is working valiantly to optimize the continent s upstream midstream and downstream oil and gas sectors to make energy poverty history by 2030 Through its vast experience in developing energy projects Shonubi has built Sahara Energy into not only one of the largest energy conglomerates in Nigeria but also one of Africa s fastest growing hydrocarbon companies with a strong presence in upstream operations in Nigeria Ivory Coast and Ghana Shonubi s enthusiasm to replicate Sahara Group s success across the African continent with the company now aiming to rejuvenate markets like South Sudan through better oil and gas investments is a strong testament to the executive s continued commitment to resolving the continent s burning problems including lack of access to electricity fuel shortages and stagnant economic growth With Shonubi advocating for Africa to implement collective approaches to maximize the potential of its energy sector for GDP growth AEW 2022 serves as the ideal platform for Shonubi to share best practices to boost the production and exploitation of the world s vast hydrocarbon resources continent still untapped for energy security independence reliability and affordability The Chamber is proud to host Shonubi as a speaker at AEW 2022 to shape serious conversations about how Africa can address challenges including the lack of energy infrastructure and financing to accelerate and accelerate the development and exploitation of oil resources and gas to deliver a just and inclusive energy transition said NJ Ayuk CEO of the African Chamber of Energy Under the theme Exploring and Investing in Africa s Energy Future While Driving an Enabling Environment AEW 2022 will host Shonubi in high level panel discussions and networking forums where the executive will provide an update on current and future projects of Sahara Energy and how Africa can progress in the development of its oil and gas industry
    Sahara Group Tope Shonubi Confirmed as Speaker at African Energy Week (AEW) 2022
      Tope Shonubi Co Founder and CEO of Sahara Group a leading international energy and infrastructure conglomerate headquartered in Nigeria with operations in more than 42 countries will speak at the 2022 edition of the African Energy Week AEW https www AECWeek com conference and exhibition Africa s premier event for the oil and gas sector taking place from 18 21 October in Cape Town as a speaker Shonubi s participation in the continent s largest event for the energy sector is crucial to discuss solutions to critical industry challenges and highlight opportunities in Africa s expanding oil and gas industry As one of the leading movers and shakers in Africa s energy sector Shonubi is working valiantly to optimize the continent s upstream midstream and downstream oil and gas sectors to make energy poverty history by 2030 Through its vast experience in developing energy projects Shonubi has built Sahara Energy into not only one of the largest energy conglomerates in Nigeria but also one of Africa s fastest growing hydrocarbon companies with a strong presence in upstream operations in Nigeria Ivory Coast and Ghana Shonubi s enthusiasm to replicate Sahara Group s success across the African continent with the company now aiming to rejuvenate markets like South Sudan through better oil and gas investments is a strong testament to the executive s continued commitment to resolving the continent s burning problems including lack of access to electricity fuel shortages and stagnant economic growth With Shonubi advocating for Africa to implement collective approaches to maximize the potential of its energy sector for GDP growth AEW 2022 serves as the ideal platform for Shonubi to share best practices to boost the production and exploitation of the world s vast hydrocarbon resources continent still untapped for energy security independence reliability and affordability The Chamber is proud to host Shonubi as a speaker at AEW 2022 to shape serious conversations about how Africa can address challenges including the lack of energy infrastructure and financing to accelerate and accelerate the development and exploitation of oil resources and gas to deliver a just and inclusive energy transition said NJ Ayuk CEO of the African Chamber of Energy Under the theme Exploring and Investing in Africa s Energy Future While Driving an Enabling Environment AEW 2022 will host Shonubi in high level panel discussions and networking forums where the executive will provide an update on current and future projects of Sahara Energy and how Africa can progress in the development of its oil and gas industry
    Sahara Group Tope Shonubi Confirmed as Speaker at African Energy Week (AEW) 2022
    Africa7 days ago

    Sahara Group Tope Shonubi Confirmed as Speaker at African Energy Week (AEW) 2022

    Tope Shonubi, Co-Founder and CEO of Sahara Group, a leading international energy and infrastructure conglomerate headquartered in Nigeria with operations in more than 42 countries, will speak at the 2022 edition of the African Energy Week (AEW) (https: //www..AECWeek.com/) conference and exhibition: Africa's premier event for the oil and gas sector, taking place from 18-21 October in Cape Town, as a speaker.

    Shonubi's participation in the continent's largest event for the energy sector is crucial to discuss solutions to critical industry challenges and highlight opportunities in Africa's expanding oil and gas industry.

    As one of the leading movers and shakers in Africa's energy sector, Shonubi is working valiantly to optimize the continent's upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas sectors to make energy poverty history by 2030.

    Through its vast experience in developing energy projects, Shonubi has built Sahara Energy into not only one of the largest energy conglomerates in Nigeria, but also one of Africa's fastest growing hydrocarbon companies with a strong presence in upstream operations in Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Ghana.

    Shonubi's enthusiasm to replicate Sahara Group's success across the African continent, with the company now aiming to rejuvenate markets like South Sudan through better oil and gas investments, is a strong testament to the executive's continued commitment to resolving the continent's burning problems, including lack of access to electricity, fuel shortages and stagnant economic growth.

    With Shonubi advocating for Africa to implement collective approaches to maximize the potential of its energy sector for GDP growth, AEW 2022 serves as the ideal platform for Shonubi to share best practices to boost the production and exploitation of the world's vast hydrocarbon resources.

    continent still untapped for energy.

    security, independence, reliability and affordability.

    “The Chamber is proud to host Shonubi as a speaker at AEW 2022 to shape serious conversations about how Africa can address challenges, including the lack of energy infrastructure and financing to accelerate and accelerate the development and exploitation of oil resources.

    and gas to deliver a just and inclusive energy transition,” said NJ Ayuk, CEO of the African Chamber of Energy.

    Under the theme "Exploring and Investing in Africa's Energy Future While Driving an Enabling Environment", AEW 2022 will host Shonubi in high-level panel discussions and networking forums where the executive will provide an update on current and future projects of Sahara Energy and how Africa can progress in the development of its oil and gas industry.

  •  The Ebonyi Government says it will soon embark on the distribution of free cellophane bags to 5 000 households as part of its waste management strategies The Commissioner for Environment Grant and Donor Agency Dr Richard Nnabu disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abakaliki Nnabu said that the intention was to reawaken the consciousness of residents toward effective waste disposal He further said that the initiative was to sensitise the public on the need for a clean and healthy environment He urged the residents to support the initiative to ensure proper refuse evacuation and management The essence of the waste bags is to sensitise the people and encourage them on bagging of waste to avoid possible epidemic We are expecting to reach out to 5 000 households with the bags Health is wealth and health is anchored on environment If your environment is not safe your health is not guaranteed If our environment is clean our health is guaranteed the commissioner further said He said that the state would resume the state wide sanitation exercise on Saturday after some years He commended Gov David Umahi for adopting and funding the waste bag distribution initiative NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Waste mgt: Ebonyi to distribute cellophane bags to 5,000 households
     The Ebonyi Government says it will soon embark on the distribution of free cellophane bags to 5 000 households as part of its waste management strategies The Commissioner for Environment Grant and Donor Agency Dr Richard Nnabu disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abakaliki Nnabu said that the intention was to reawaken the consciousness of residents toward effective waste disposal He further said that the initiative was to sensitise the public on the need for a clean and healthy environment He urged the residents to support the initiative to ensure proper refuse evacuation and management The essence of the waste bags is to sensitise the people and encourage them on bagging of waste to avoid possible epidemic We are expecting to reach out to 5 000 households with the bags Health is wealth and health is anchored on environment If your environment is not safe your health is not guaranteed If our environment is clean our health is guaranteed the commissioner further said He said that the state would resume the state wide sanitation exercise on Saturday after some years He commended Gov David Umahi for adopting and funding the waste bag distribution initiative NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Waste mgt: Ebonyi to distribute cellophane bags to 5,000 households
    Environment7 days ago

    Waste mgt: Ebonyi to distribute cellophane bags to 5,000 households

    The Ebonyi Government says it will soon embark on the distribution of free cellophane bags to 5,000 households as part of its waste management strategies.

    The Commissioner for Environment, Grant and Donor Agency, Dr Richard Nnabu, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abakaliki.

    Nnabu said that the intention was to reawaken the consciousness of residents toward effective waste disposal.

    He further said that the initiative was to sensitise the public on the need for a clean and healthy environment.

    He urged the residents to support the initiative to ensure proper refuse evacuation and management.

    “The essence of the waste bags is to sensitise the people and encourage them on bagging of waste to avoid possible epidemic.

    “We are expecting to reach out to 5,000 households with the bags.

    “Health is wealth and health is anchored on environment.

    “If your environment is not safe, your health is not guaranteed.

    “If our environment is clean, our health is guaranteed,” the commissioner further said.

    He said that the state would resume the state-wide sanitation exercise on Saturday, after some years.

    He commended Gov. David Umahi for adopting and funding the waste bag distribution initiative.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the government and people of Katsina State in mourning a former Secretary to the State Government and Chancellor of the University of Ilorin Alhaji AbiduYazid Rafindadi Reacting to the news of the death in a statement by his media aide Malam Garba Shehu on Friday in Abuja Buhari said the nation has lost a skillful administrator and loyal public servant Buhari described the late Rafindadi as an experienced leader who made rich contributions to the nation s development before his demise He noted that every moment of his life was dedicated to the service of his community and the nation May Allah repose his soul and grant the family he left behind the fortitude to bear the loss he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Buhari mourns UnIlorin Council Chair
     President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the government and people of Katsina State in mourning a former Secretary to the State Government and Chancellor of the University of Ilorin Alhaji AbiduYazid Rafindadi Reacting to the news of the death in a statement by his media aide Malam Garba Shehu on Friday in Abuja Buhari said the nation has lost a skillful administrator and loyal public servant Buhari described the late Rafindadi as an experienced leader who made rich contributions to the nation s development before his demise He noted that every moment of his life was dedicated to the service of his community and the nation May Allah repose his soul and grant the family he left behind the fortitude to bear the loss he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Buhari mourns UnIlorin Council Chair
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    Buhari mourns UnIlorin Council Chair

    President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the government and people of Katsina State in mourning a former Secretary to the State Government and -Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Alhaji AbiduYazid Rafindadi.

    Reacting to the news of the death, in a statement by his media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, on Friday in Abuja, Buhari said the “nation has lost a skillful administrator and loyal public servant.

    ” Buhari described the late Rafindadi as an experienced leader who made rich contributions to the nation’s development before his demise.

    He noted that every moment of his life was dedicated to the service of his community and the nation.

    “May Allah repose his soul and grant the family he left behind the fortitude to bear the loss,” he said.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Kano Road Traffic Agency KAROTA has cautioned motorists to strictly adhere to traffic rules and law while plying roads in the state The Managing Director of the agency Alhaji Baffa Dan Agundi stated this while addressing newsmen on the recently passed Amended Road Traffic Law 2021 He said by abiding by the rules the roads in the state would be safer We therefore urge road users across the state to always adhere strictly to regulations guiding conduct of drivers in Kano Any motorist caught disobeying the laws by either driving against traffic or causing obstructions on roads packing illegally or picking and dropping passengers at un approved locations will face the law he warned The KAROTA boss also commended the state House of Assembly for upward review of KAROTA law saying the development would encourage the agency s personell in carrying out their constitutional responsibilities According to him before the amendments there was a lot of loopholes in the previous law which people especially tricycle operators think that the agency violated their rights by operating during the night He said You know the trucks before do normally come to the city in every minute which caused a lots of traffic congestions Now the law has specified what time they are coming to the city There is the section of the law which says we work with relevant stakeholders to enforce laws on motorists plying roads in Kano he added The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Kano state House of Assembly recently passed the Kano Road and Traffic Agency amendment law 2021 The previous law had no provisions for by laws on tricycles which have now been added to accommodate and guide the owners and drivers of the vehicles NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kano traffic agency urges motorists to observe traffic rules
     The Kano Road Traffic Agency KAROTA has cautioned motorists to strictly adhere to traffic rules and law while plying roads in the state The Managing Director of the agency Alhaji Baffa Dan Agundi stated this while addressing newsmen on the recently passed Amended Road Traffic Law 2021 He said by abiding by the rules the roads in the state would be safer We therefore urge road users across the state to always adhere strictly to regulations guiding conduct of drivers in Kano Any motorist caught disobeying the laws by either driving against traffic or causing obstructions on roads packing illegally or picking and dropping passengers at un approved locations will face the law he warned The KAROTA boss also commended the state House of Assembly for upward review of KAROTA law saying the development would encourage the agency s personell in carrying out their constitutional responsibilities According to him before the amendments there was a lot of loopholes in the previous law which people especially tricycle operators think that the agency violated their rights by operating during the night He said You know the trucks before do normally come to the city in every minute which caused a lots of traffic congestions Now the law has specified what time they are coming to the city There is the section of the law which says we work with relevant stakeholders to enforce laws on motorists plying roads in Kano he added The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Kano state House of Assembly recently passed the Kano Road and Traffic Agency amendment law 2021 The previous law had no provisions for by laws on tricycles which have now been added to accommodate and guide the owners and drivers of the vehicles NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kano traffic agency urges motorists to observe traffic rules
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    Kano traffic agency urges motorists to observe traffic rules

    The Kano Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) has cautioned motorists to strictly adhere to traffic rules and law while plying roads in the state.

    The Managing Director of the agency, Alhaji Baffa Dan-Agundi, stated this while addressing newsmen on the recently- passed Amended Road Traffic Law 2021. He said by abiding by the rules, the roads in the state would be safer.

    “We, therefore, urge road users across the state to always adhere strictly to regulations guiding conduct of drivers in Kano. “Any motorist caught disobeying the laws by either driving against traffic or causing obstructions on roads, packing illegally or picking and dropping passengers at un-approved locations will face the law,” he warned.

    The KAROTA boss also commended the state House of Assembly for upward review of KAROTA law, saying the development would encourage the agency’s personell in carrying out their constitutional responsibilities.

    According to him, before the amendments, there was a lot of loopholes in the previous law which people, especially tricycle operators, think that the agency violated their rights by operating during the night.

    ” He said: “You know the trucks before, do normally come to the city in every minute which caused a lots of traffic congestions.

    Now the law has specified what time they are coming to the city.

    “There is the section of the law which says we work with relevant stakeholders to enforce laws on motorists plying roads in Kano”, he added.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Kano state House of Assembly recently passed the Kano Road and Traffic Agency amendment law 2021. The previous law had no provisions for by-laws on tricycles, which have now been added to accommodate and guide the owners and drivers of the vehicles.


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  • UN report documents Russian ‘war crimes’ in Ukraine
    UN report documents Russian ‘war crimes’ in Ukraine
    Foreign7 days ago

    UN report documents Russian ‘war crimes’ in Ukraine

  •   The Vice Minister of the Presidency Responsible for State Security Mr Zizi Kodwa and the Prime Minister of Gauteng Mr David Makhura committed today Friday September 23 2022 to strengthen ties and working relationships between its two entities to deal with threats and risks that threaten the stability of the Province The two entities met today in Johnnesburg in a meeting attended by several MECs mayors and members of mayors councils from various districts and local municipalities in Gauteng province The meeting was called as part of an effort to strengthen security in the province and respond proactively Deputy Minister Kodwa said that the State Security Agency took the recommendations in that report very seriously among which was the need to improve the coordination of intelligence information between the services and the strengthening of relations between these agencies and provincial and local leaders in government We are pleased that stakeholders have responded positively to the call for better coordination and information sharing and as an Agency we are more than determined to ensure that this constant interaction and joint work is maintained to avoid the negative experience of July he said the first Minister Makhura also commended the initiative and advocated that stakeholders should continue to work together to meet the challenges facing the province Together to meet the challenges that threaten the stability of the province Prime Minister Makhura said He added that the participation of the mayors was more critical in this company because as the face of coal in the provision of services The Agency and other law enforcement agencies should work closely with mayors at the local level to map the issues and the level of risks in various localities so that we are better able to respond to these as a government Prime Minister Makhura Some of the issues identified as triggers and threats to the stability of the Province included the worrying factor of the proliferation of illegal immigrants in the Province the challenge of disused mines that attracted illegal mining activities illegal trafficking of drugs violent crime and extortion and failure to enforce municipal ordinances The deputy minister and prime minister said that working together across all spheres of government to address these issues would go a long way in preventing such incidents from happening again We cannot afford to rest on our laurels we must strengthen collaboration and tackle these collectively for the good of the people of South Africa and the stability of the Province and the country as a whole they said
    South Africa: Deputy Minister Zizi Kodwa and Prime Minister David Makhura commit to strengthening relations between the State Security Agency and Gauteng Province
      The Vice Minister of the Presidency Responsible for State Security Mr Zizi Kodwa and the Prime Minister of Gauteng Mr David Makhura committed today Friday September 23 2022 to strengthen ties and working relationships between its two entities to deal with threats and risks that threaten the stability of the Province The two entities met today in Johnnesburg in a meeting attended by several MECs mayors and members of mayors councils from various districts and local municipalities in Gauteng province The meeting was called as part of an effort to strengthen security in the province and respond proactively Deputy Minister Kodwa said that the State Security Agency took the recommendations in that report very seriously among which was the need to improve the coordination of intelligence information between the services and the strengthening of relations between these agencies and provincial and local leaders in government We are pleased that stakeholders have responded positively to the call for better coordination and information sharing and as an Agency we are more than determined to ensure that this constant interaction and joint work is maintained to avoid the negative experience of July he said the first Minister Makhura also commended the initiative and advocated that stakeholders should continue to work together to meet the challenges facing the province Together to meet the challenges that threaten the stability of the province Prime Minister Makhura said He added that the participation of the mayors was more critical in this company because as the face of coal in the provision of services The Agency and other law enforcement agencies should work closely with mayors at the local level to map the issues and the level of risks in various localities so that we are better able to respond to these as a government Prime Minister Makhura Some of the issues identified as triggers and threats to the stability of the Province included the worrying factor of the proliferation of illegal immigrants in the Province the challenge of disused mines that attracted illegal mining activities illegal trafficking of drugs violent crime and extortion and failure to enforce municipal ordinances The deputy minister and prime minister said that working together across all spheres of government to address these issues would go a long way in preventing such incidents from happening again We cannot afford to rest on our laurels we must strengthen collaboration and tackle these collectively for the good of the people of South Africa and the stability of the Province and the country as a whole they said
    South Africa: Deputy Minister Zizi Kodwa and Prime Minister David Makhura commit to strengthening relations between the State Security Agency and Gauteng Province
    Africa7 days ago

    South Africa: Deputy Minister Zizi Kodwa and Prime Minister David Makhura commit to strengthening relations between the State Security Agency and Gauteng Province

    The Vice Minister of the Presidency Responsible for State Security, Mr. Zizi Kodwa, and the Prime Minister of Gauteng, Mr. David Makhura, committed today, Friday, September 23, 2022, to strengthen ties and working relationships between its two entities to deal with threats.

    and risks that threaten the stability of the Province.

    The two entities met today in Johnnesburg, in a meeting attended by several MECs, mayors and members of mayors' councils from various districts and local municipalities in Gauteng province.

    The meeting was called as part of an effort to strengthen security in the province and respond proactively.

    Deputy Minister Kodwa said that the State Security Agency took the recommendations in that report very seriously, among which was the need to improve the coordination of intelligence information between the services and the strengthening of relations between these agencies and provincial and local leaders in government.

    "We are pleased that stakeholders have responded positively to the call for better coordination and information sharing and as an Agency we are more than determined to ensure that this constant interaction and joint work is maintained to avoid the negative experience of July," he said.

    the first Minister.

    Makhura also commended the initiative and advocated that stakeholders should continue to work together to meet the challenges facing the province.

    Together to meet the challenges that threaten the stability of the province," Prime Minister Makhura said.

    He added that the participation of the mayors was more critical in this company because, as the face of coal in the provision of services.

    The Agency and other law enforcement agencies should work closely with mayors at the local level, to map the issues and the level of risks in various localities so that we are better able to respond to these as a government."

    Prime Minister Makhura Some of the issues identified as triggers and threats to the stability of the Province included the worrying factor of the proliferation of illegal immigrants in the Province, the challenge of disused mines that attracted illegal mining activities, illegal trafficking of drugs, violent crime and extortion, and failure to enforce municipal ordinances.

    The deputy minister and prime minister said that working together across all spheres of government to address these issues would go a long way in preventing such incidents from happening again."

    We cannot afford to rest on our laurels, we must strengthen collaboration and tackle these collectively for the good of the people of South Africa and the stability of the Province and the country as a whole," they said.

  •  The Supreme Court on Friday struck out a suit seeking to compel the Peoples Democratic Party PDP to zone its nomination of presidential candidate to the South East Geo political Zone of the country The court in a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Adamu Jauro struck out the suit on the ground that it lacked jurisdiction to entertain the suit The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Cosmos Ndukwe a presidential aspirant of PDP and former Deputy Speaker Abia State House of Assembly had sued the PDP the Chairman of the party s Primary Election Planning Committee and the National Secretary Senator Samuel Anyanwu and others praying that the scheduled primary election of the party be halted He had prayed for an order to compel the PDP to uphold its zoning and rotatory policy Ndukwe specifically sought for order of the court to compel the PDP to zone the nomination of its presidential candidate to the South East Geo political Zone However Justice Jauro held that the suit was not justiciable on the ground that the nomination of candidates for election is an internal affairs of political parties Jauro invoked Section 22 of the Supreme Court Act to give final resolution of all issues raised in the suit to prevent them from becoming statute barred NAN reports that Ndukwe who is currently the Abia Commissioner of Trade and Investment had accused the PDP of refusing to honour its zoning arrangement He said that the party ought to have zoned its presidential ticket for the 2023 presidential election to South East He was also aggrieved over his disqualification from participating in the presidential primary election on the ground of alleged anti party activity Ndukwe had filed along with the substantive suit marked 5082022 an ex parte application for an order to restrain the PDP from going ahead with the primary election until his suit was determined NAN reports that on April 28 Justice Donatus Okorowo of a Federal High Court FHC Abuja declined to grant the ex parte motion seeking to stop the planned primary election as argued by plaintiff s lawyer Paul Erokoro SAN Instead Justice Okorowo ordered the PDP and the other defendants to appear before the court on May 5 to show cause on why the primary election should not be stopped in view of the pending suit by Ndukwe Dissatisfied with order to show cause on why its primary election should not be stopped PDP and others approached the Court of Appeal in Abuja with a request that the ruling of the high court be set aside on ground of jurisdiction and competence of the suit In the appeal filed in Anyanwu s name the appellants claimed that the high court judge erred in law by denying him fair hearing in breach of Section 36 1 of the 1999 Constitution They argued that the plaintiff s originating summons was not ripe for hearing and that the time for the defendants to file counter affidavit against the suit had not lapsed when the judge gave the order The appellants claimed that the court erred in law when it failed to aver its mind to the provision of Section 84 15 of the Electoral Act 2022 before making the order to show cause They further stated that the judge erred in not directing the plaintiff to put them on notice but rather directed them to show cause on an ex parte application allegedly anchored on an incompetent originating summons The appellants asked the Court of Appeal to void and set aside the order of the FHC of April 28 asking them to show cause on why the primary election should not be stopped The Court of Appeal in its decision of July 15 agreed with PDP and others that the FHC ought not to have entertained the suit on ground of lack of requisite jurisdiction Ndukwe on his part felt dissatisfied with the Court of Appeal decision and proceeded to Supreme Court to have his suit entertained Justice Jauro in the Supreme Court decision however held that the Court of Appeal was right in holding that the FHC lacked jurisdiction to intervene in the matter He held that several judicial precedents have been established to the effect that selection and nomination of candidates for elections are internal affairs of political parties and that no court should dabble into it However rather than remitting the case to the high court for determination of the substantive matter Justice Jauro invoked Section 22 of the Supreme Court Act to give final judgment striking out the suit for want of jurisdiction and competence of the suit Other justices of the Supreme Court in the panel are Amina Augie who presided Mohammed Garba Tijani Abubakar and Emmanuel Agim NewsSourceCredit NAN
    REOPENED: Supreme Court strikes out suit seeking PDP to zone presidency to South East
     The Supreme Court on Friday struck out a suit seeking to compel the Peoples Democratic Party PDP to zone its nomination of presidential candidate to the South East Geo political Zone of the country The court in a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Adamu Jauro struck out the suit on the ground that it lacked jurisdiction to entertain the suit The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Cosmos Ndukwe a presidential aspirant of PDP and former Deputy Speaker Abia State House of Assembly had sued the PDP the Chairman of the party s Primary Election Planning Committee and the National Secretary Senator Samuel Anyanwu and others praying that the scheduled primary election of the party be halted He had prayed for an order to compel the PDP to uphold its zoning and rotatory policy Ndukwe specifically sought for order of the court to compel the PDP to zone the nomination of its presidential candidate to the South East Geo political Zone However Justice Jauro held that the suit was not justiciable on the ground that the nomination of candidates for election is an internal affairs of political parties Jauro invoked Section 22 of the Supreme Court Act to give final resolution of all issues raised in the suit to prevent them from becoming statute barred NAN reports that Ndukwe who is currently the Abia Commissioner of Trade and Investment had accused the PDP of refusing to honour its zoning arrangement He said that the party ought to have zoned its presidential ticket for the 2023 presidential election to South East He was also aggrieved over his disqualification from participating in the presidential primary election on the ground of alleged anti party activity Ndukwe had filed along with the substantive suit marked 5082022 an ex parte application for an order to restrain the PDP from going ahead with the primary election until his suit was determined NAN reports that on April 28 Justice Donatus Okorowo of a Federal High Court FHC Abuja declined to grant the ex parte motion seeking to stop the planned primary election as argued by plaintiff s lawyer Paul Erokoro SAN Instead Justice Okorowo ordered the PDP and the other defendants to appear before the court on May 5 to show cause on why the primary election should not be stopped in view of the pending suit by Ndukwe Dissatisfied with order to show cause on why its primary election should not be stopped PDP and others approached the Court of Appeal in Abuja with a request that the ruling of the high court be set aside on ground of jurisdiction and competence of the suit In the appeal filed in Anyanwu s name the appellants claimed that the high court judge erred in law by denying him fair hearing in breach of Section 36 1 of the 1999 Constitution They argued that the plaintiff s originating summons was not ripe for hearing and that the time for the defendants to file counter affidavit against the suit had not lapsed when the judge gave the order The appellants claimed that the court erred in law when it failed to aver its mind to the provision of Section 84 15 of the Electoral Act 2022 before making the order to show cause They further stated that the judge erred in not directing the plaintiff to put them on notice but rather directed them to show cause on an ex parte application allegedly anchored on an incompetent originating summons The appellants asked the Court of Appeal to void and set aside the order of the FHC of April 28 asking them to show cause on why the primary election should not be stopped The Court of Appeal in its decision of July 15 agreed with PDP and others that the FHC ought not to have entertained the suit on ground of lack of requisite jurisdiction Ndukwe on his part felt dissatisfied with the Court of Appeal decision and proceeded to Supreme Court to have his suit entertained Justice Jauro in the Supreme Court decision however held that the Court of Appeal was right in holding that the FHC lacked jurisdiction to intervene in the matter He held that several judicial precedents have been established to the effect that selection and nomination of candidates for elections are internal affairs of political parties and that no court should dabble into it However rather than remitting the case to the high court for determination of the substantive matter Justice Jauro invoked Section 22 of the Supreme Court Act to give final judgment striking out the suit for want of jurisdiction and competence of the suit Other justices of the Supreme Court in the panel are Amina Augie who presided Mohammed Garba Tijani Abubakar and Emmanuel Agim NewsSourceCredit NAN
    REOPENED: Supreme Court strikes out suit seeking PDP to zone presidency to South East
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    REOPENED: Supreme Court strikes out suit seeking PDP to zone presidency to South East

    The Supreme Court, on Friday, struck out a suit seeking to compel the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to zone its nomination of presidential candidate to the South East Geo-political Zone of the country.

    The court, in a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Adamu Jauro, struck out the suit on the ground that it lacked jurisdiction to entertain the suit.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Cosmos Ndukwe, a presidential aspirant of PDP and former Deputy Speaker, Abia State House of Assembly, had sued the PDP; the Chairman of the party’s Primary Election Planning Committee and the National Secretary, Senator Samuel Anyanwu and others, praying that the scheduled primary election of the party be halted.

    He had prayed for an order to compel the PDP to uphold its zoning and rotatory policy.

    Ndukwe, specifically, sought for order of the court to compel the PDP to zone the nomination of its presidential candidate to the South East Geo-political Zone.However, Justice Jauro held that the suit was not justiciable on the ground that the nomination of candidates for election is an internal affairs of political parties.

    Jauro invoked Section 22 of the Supreme Court Act to give final resolution of all issues raised in the suit to prevent them from becoming statute barred.

    NAN reports that Ndukwe, who is currently the Abia Commissioner of Trade and Investment, had accused the PDP of refusing to honour its zoning arrangement.

    He said that the party ought to have zoned its presidential ticket for the 2023 presidential election to South East.He was also aggrieved over his disqualification from participating in the presidential primary election on the ground of alleged anti-party activity.

    Ndukwe had filed along with the substantive suit marked: 5082022, an ex-parte application, for an order to restrain the PDP from going ahead with the primary election until his suit was determined.

    NAN reports that, on April 28, Justice Donatus Okorowo of a Federal High Court (FHC), Abuja declined to grant the ex-parte motion seeking to stop the planned primary election as argued by plaintiff’s lawyer, Paul Erokoro, SAN.

    Instead, Justice Okorowo ordered the PDP and the other defendants to appear before the court on May 5 to show cause on why the primary election should not be stopped in view of the pending suit by Ndukwe.

    Dissatisfied with order to show cause on why its primary election should not be stopped,  PDP and others approached the Court of Appeal in Abuja with a request that the ruling of the high court be set aside on ground of jurisdiction and competence of the suit.

    In the appeal filed in Anyanwu’s name, the appellants claimed that the high court judge erred in law by denying him fair hearing in breach of Section 36 (1) of the 1999 Constitution.

    They argued that the plaintiff’s originating summons was not ripe for hearing and that the time for the defendants to file counter affidavit against the suit had not lapsed when the judge gave the order.

    The appellants claimed that the court erred in law when it failed to aver its mind to the provision of Section 84 (15) of the Electoral Act 2022, before making the order to show cause.

    They further stated that the judge erred in not directing the plaintiff to put them on notice but rather, directed them to show cause on an ex-parte application allegedly anchored on an incompetent originating summons.

    The appellants asked the Court of Appeal to void and set aside the order of the FHC of April 28 asking them to show cause on why the primary election should not be stopped.

    The Court of Appeal in its decision of July 15 agreed with PDP and others that the FHC ought not to have entertained the suit on ground of lack of requisite jurisdiction.

    Ndukwe on his part felt dissatisfied with the Court of Appeal decision and proceeded to Supreme Court to have his suit entertained.

    Justice Jauro in the Supreme Court decision, however,  held that the Court of Appeal was right in holding that the FHC lacked jurisdiction to intervene in the matter.

    He held that several judicial precedents have been established to the effect that selection and nomination of candidates for elections are internal affairs of political parties and that no court should dabble into it.

    However, rather than remitting the case to the high court for determination of the substantive matter, Justice Jauro invoked Section 22 of the Supreme Court Act to give final judgment, striking out the suit for want of jurisdiction and competence of the suit.

    Other justices of the Supreme Court in the panel are Amina Augie who presided,  Mohammed Garba, Tijani Abubakar and Emmanuel Agim.
    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Hundreds were in attendance at an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of China Greece diplomatic relations on Thursday evening at the Zappeion Hall in central Athens During the event also held in celebration of the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People s Republic of China 37 Greeks were recognised for their contributions to developing China Greece relations China now ready to work with Greece to take the 50th anniversary of the diplomatic ties as a new starting point to consolidate mutual political trust It will continuously deepen practical cooperation in the fields of infrastructure renewable energy maritime transportation blue economy digital economy and green oriented transformation Chinese Ambassador to Greece Xiao Junzheng said I m quite confident that the China Greece comprehensive strategic partnership will be enhanced to a higher level he said Greek Deputy Prime Minister Panagiotis Pikrammenos reviewed the development of Greece China relations during the past 50 years in his address He noted that Greece was on its way to becoming a regional energy and transportation hub with China s contribution of great importance There is still great potential for deepening bilateral relations in the sectors of tourism culture environment economy and energy Pikrammenos said Giorgos Patoulis the regional governor of Attica who was among the award recipients said the two civilisations of the East and the West were coming together and that the best is in front of us The award I received today for the work in the Hellenic Chinese Chamber is a great honour for me Constantine Yannidis said Yannidis the president of the Hellenic Chinese Chamber of Commerce Industry Tourism and Shipping said this in an interview with Xinhua I believe we will work together better I am optimistic about the future NewsSourceCredit NAN
    China, Greece celebrate 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties in Athens
     Hundreds were in attendance at an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of China Greece diplomatic relations on Thursday evening at the Zappeion Hall in central Athens During the event also held in celebration of the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People s Republic of China 37 Greeks were recognised for their contributions to developing China Greece relations China now ready to work with Greece to take the 50th anniversary of the diplomatic ties as a new starting point to consolidate mutual political trust It will continuously deepen practical cooperation in the fields of infrastructure renewable energy maritime transportation blue economy digital economy and green oriented transformation Chinese Ambassador to Greece Xiao Junzheng said I m quite confident that the China Greece comprehensive strategic partnership will be enhanced to a higher level he said Greek Deputy Prime Minister Panagiotis Pikrammenos reviewed the development of Greece China relations during the past 50 years in his address He noted that Greece was on its way to becoming a regional energy and transportation hub with China s contribution of great importance There is still great potential for deepening bilateral relations in the sectors of tourism culture environment economy and energy Pikrammenos said Giorgos Patoulis the regional governor of Attica who was among the award recipients said the two civilisations of the East and the West were coming together and that the best is in front of us The award I received today for the work in the Hellenic Chinese Chamber is a great honour for me Constantine Yannidis said Yannidis the president of the Hellenic Chinese Chamber of Commerce Industry Tourism and Shipping said this in an interview with Xinhua I believe we will work together better I am optimistic about the future NewsSourceCredit NAN
    China, Greece celebrate 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties in Athens
    Foreign7 days ago

    China, Greece celebrate 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties in Athens

    Hundreds were in attendance at an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of China-Greece diplomatic relations on Thursday evening at the Zappeion Hall in central Athens.

    During the event, also held in celebration of the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, 37 Greeks were recognised for their contributions to developing China-Greece relations.

    “China now ready to work with Greece to take the 50th anniversary of the diplomatic ties as a new starting point to consolidate mutual political trust.

    “It will continuously deepen practical cooperation in the fields of infrastructure, renewable energy, maritime transportation, blue economy, digital economy and green-oriented transformation,’’ Chinese Ambassador to Greece Xiao Junzheng said.

    “I’m quite confident that the China-Greece comprehensive strategic partnership will be enhanced to a higher level,’’ he said.

    Greek Deputy Prime Minister Panagiotis Pikrammenos reviewed the development of Greece-China relations during the past 50 years in his address.

    He noted that Greece was on its way to becoming a regional energy and transportation hub, with China’s contribution of great importance.

    “There is still great potential for deepening bilateral relations in the sectors of tourism, culture, environment, economy and energy,’’ Pikrammenos said.

    Giorgos Patoulis, the regional governor of Attica, who was among the award recipients said the two civilisations of the East and the West were coming together, and that the best is in front of us.

    “The award I received today for the work in the Hellenic-Chinese Chamber is a great honour for me,’’ Constantine Yannidis said.

    Yannidis, the president of the Hellenic-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Tourism and Shipping said this in an interview with Xinhua.

    “I believe we will work together better.

    I am optimistic about the future.

    ’’
    NewsSourceCredit: NAN