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  •  The Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the President Mr Femi Adesina has dismissed speculations of a plan to remove the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission INEC and stop the use of Bimodal Voter Registration System BVAS in 2023 general elections Adesina stated this at a policy dialogue programme organised to mark the 2022 International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists IDEI in Abuja on Tuesday The policy dialogue themed Media Civil Society and Violence free Election in Nigeria was organised by the Ministry of Justice Kano State Government and Managing Conflict in Nigeria Programme Adesina advised journalists not to give attention to people with hiding intentions to disrupt the 2023 general elections by spreading rumour Recently there was one group that said the chairman of INEC was going to be removed because may be they didn t want BVAS How many times has the President spoken about the role of technology in getting him into office He has spoken about it locally internationally that three times he contested three times he ended at the Supreme Court because the government of the day will just write results Then he said until technology came and there was a permanent voter cards and so it was difficult to write results So how and why can the same person has issues with BVAS I saw that group on television alleging that there was plan to remove the INEC Chairman and the media gave them that opportunity Such things should be treated with contradictions because they don t make sense at least not under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari he stated Adesina said that just on Monday Buhari at a meeting in Imo he also gave matching order to police to ensure 2023 general election is credible If you are going to rig elections of course the police will be critical in rigging it and here you hear the president saying at every opportunity that don t rig election Adesina said while Buhari has always described his commitment to credible elections the media the electoral management body and other stakeholders have critical roles to play to achieve that Earlier in his remarks the Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed said that the Federal Government was committed to supporting journalists in discharging their social and constitutionally guaranteed responsibility Mohammed who was represented by Adesina said that the Buhari led administration was doing that through the provision of enabling atmosphere for quality journalism practice He said that has always demonstrated his commitment to freedom of information and quality journalism in Nigeria Mohammed advised participants of the policy dialogue to acquire needed information to help create awareness that would promote credible and violence free elections in 2023 NewsSourceCredit NAN
    No plan to remove INEC Chairman – Femi Adesina
     The Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the President Mr Femi Adesina has dismissed speculations of a plan to remove the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission INEC and stop the use of Bimodal Voter Registration System BVAS in 2023 general elections Adesina stated this at a policy dialogue programme organised to mark the 2022 International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists IDEI in Abuja on Tuesday The policy dialogue themed Media Civil Society and Violence free Election in Nigeria was organised by the Ministry of Justice Kano State Government and Managing Conflict in Nigeria Programme Adesina advised journalists not to give attention to people with hiding intentions to disrupt the 2023 general elections by spreading rumour Recently there was one group that said the chairman of INEC was going to be removed because may be they didn t want BVAS How many times has the President spoken about the role of technology in getting him into office He has spoken about it locally internationally that three times he contested three times he ended at the Supreme Court because the government of the day will just write results Then he said until technology came and there was a permanent voter cards and so it was difficult to write results So how and why can the same person has issues with BVAS I saw that group on television alleging that there was plan to remove the INEC Chairman and the media gave them that opportunity Such things should be treated with contradictions because they don t make sense at least not under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari he stated Adesina said that just on Monday Buhari at a meeting in Imo he also gave matching order to police to ensure 2023 general election is credible If you are going to rig elections of course the police will be critical in rigging it and here you hear the president saying at every opportunity that don t rig election Adesina said while Buhari has always described his commitment to credible elections the media the electoral management body and other stakeholders have critical roles to play to achieve that Earlier in his remarks the Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed said that the Federal Government was committed to supporting journalists in discharging their social and constitutionally guaranteed responsibility Mohammed who was represented by Adesina said that the Buhari led administration was doing that through the provision of enabling atmosphere for quality journalism practice He said that has always demonstrated his commitment to freedom of information and quality journalism in Nigeria Mohammed advised participants of the policy dialogue to acquire needed information to help create awareness that would promote credible and violence free elections in 2023 NewsSourceCredit NAN
    No plan to remove INEC Chairman – Femi Adesina
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    No plan to remove INEC Chairman – Femi Adesina

    The Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the President, Mr Femi Adesina, has dismissed speculations of a plan to remove the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and stop the use of Bimodal Voter Registration System (BVAS) in 2023 general elections.

    Adesina stated this at a policy dialogue programme organised to mark the 2022 International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists (IDEI), in Abuja on Tuesday.

    The policy dialogue, themed “Media, Civil Society and Violence-free Election in Nigeria”, was organised by the Ministry of Justice, Kano State Government and Managing Conflict in Nigeria Programme.

    Adesina advised journalists not to give attention to people with hiding intentions to disrupt the 2023 general elections by spreading rumour.

    “Recently, there was one group that said the chairman of INEC was going to be removed because may be they didn’t want BVAS.

    “How many times has the President spoken about the role of technology in getting him into office?

    “He has spoken about it locally, internationally that three times he contested three times he ended at the Supreme Court because the government of the day will just write results.

    “Then he said until technology came and there was a permanent voter cards and so it was difficult to write results.

    “So, how and why can the same person has issues with BVAS?

    I saw that group on television, alleging that there was plan to remove the INEC Chairman and the media gave them that opportunity.

    “Such things should be treated with contradictions because they don’t make sense, at least not under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari,” he stated.

    Adesina said that just on Monday, Buhari at a meeting in Imo, he also gave matching order to police to ensure 2023 general election is credible.

    “If you are going to rig elections, of course the police will be critical in rigging it and here you hear the president saying at every opportunity that don’t rig election.

    ” Adesina said while Buhari has always described his commitment to credible elections, the media, the electoral management body and other stakeholders have critical roles to play to achieve that.

    Earlier in his remarks, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said that the Federal Government was committed to supporting journalists in discharging their social and constitutionally guaranteed responsibility.

    Mohammed, who was represented by Adesina, said that the Buhari-led administration was doing that through the provision of enabling atmosphere for quality journalism practice.

    He said that has always demonstrated his commitment to freedom of information and quality journalism in Nigeria.

    Mohammed advised participants of the policy dialogue to acquire needed information to help create awareness that would promote credible and violence free elections in 2023.
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  •  Rep Tunji Olawuyi APC Kwara has inaugurated a 111 member campaign council for his re election into the House of Representatives Olawuyi member representing Ekiti Irepodun Isin and Oke Ero Federal Constituency of Kwara inaugurated the council in Omu Aran on Tuesday He promised to ensure proper funding of the All Progressives Congress APC as a party in the state to achieve victory saying as I am funding the campaign council I will equally be funding the party The incumbent member of the Green Chamber of the National Assembly said the common goal of the party is to win the election saying our eyes should be on the ball we must win and win convincingly Olawuyi told the state Chairman of the party Prince Sunday Fagbemi that the battle handed over to him that saw the APC taking over power was a 100 per cent victory for the party adding that in 2023 the party will also score a100 per cent victory in the election Admonishing the members of the newly constituted campaign council Olawuyi said once we are call to this onerous task the best is to showcase your best Throwing a jibe at the People s Democratic Party PDP in the state Olawuyi said it was the opposition party that used to hold their party meeting at the venue of today s inauguration but today it belongs to the APC and this to me is a sign of victory I want everybody to work for the success of the party right from the state House of Assembly to the Presidential election he said Fagbemi urged the council members to believe that they would achieve success adding that he has no doubt it will be a possibility I can tell you that Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is very happy with what is happening here today this is the first place the flag off started and today is also the campaign inauguration said the APC chairman According to him he see the hands of God in the campiagn council I went through the list and it reads 111 members and the election is going to be one today is also 1st of November this is by divine inspiration We are united by love and unity of purpose God loves us in Kwara South and our federal constituency in general Whatever we are going to do when the National Assembly would be inaugurated we believe our party will be there Fagbemi said He said some were angry they could not make the list adding however that those who made it were not better off and should see it as a privilege to serve He charged the council members not to see themselves as working for Ajulo but yourself adding we can only get the dividends when Ajulo wins the election The inauguration was attended by the Deputy Speaker of the state House of Assembly Mr Raphael Adetiba some state commissioners party stalwarts and faithfuls NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Rep Olawuyi inaugurates 111-member campaign council
     Rep Tunji Olawuyi APC Kwara has inaugurated a 111 member campaign council for his re election into the House of Representatives Olawuyi member representing Ekiti Irepodun Isin and Oke Ero Federal Constituency of Kwara inaugurated the council in Omu Aran on Tuesday He promised to ensure proper funding of the All Progressives Congress APC as a party in the state to achieve victory saying as I am funding the campaign council I will equally be funding the party The incumbent member of the Green Chamber of the National Assembly said the common goal of the party is to win the election saying our eyes should be on the ball we must win and win convincingly Olawuyi told the state Chairman of the party Prince Sunday Fagbemi that the battle handed over to him that saw the APC taking over power was a 100 per cent victory for the party adding that in 2023 the party will also score a100 per cent victory in the election Admonishing the members of the newly constituted campaign council Olawuyi said once we are call to this onerous task the best is to showcase your best Throwing a jibe at the People s Democratic Party PDP in the state Olawuyi said it was the opposition party that used to hold their party meeting at the venue of today s inauguration but today it belongs to the APC and this to me is a sign of victory I want everybody to work for the success of the party right from the state House of Assembly to the Presidential election he said Fagbemi urged the council members to believe that they would achieve success adding that he has no doubt it will be a possibility I can tell you that Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is very happy with what is happening here today this is the first place the flag off started and today is also the campaign inauguration said the APC chairman According to him he see the hands of God in the campiagn council I went through the list and it reads 111 members and the election is going to be one today is also 1st of November this is by divine inspiration We are united by love and unity of purpose God loves us in Kwara South and our federal constituency in general Whatever we are going to do when the National Assembly would be inaugurated we believe our party will be there Fagbemi said He said some were angry they could not make the list adding however that those who made it were not better off and should see it as a privilege to serve He charged the council members not to see themselves as working for Ajulo but yourself adding we can only get the dividends when Ajulo wins the election The inauguration was attended by the Deputy Speaker of the state House of Assembly Mr Raphael Adetiba some state commissioners party stalwarts and faithfuls NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Rep Olawuyi inaugurates 111-member campaign council
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    2023: Rep Olawuyi inaugurates 111-member campaign council

    Rep. Tunji Olawuyi (APC-Kwara) has inaugurated a 111-member campaign council for his re-election into the House of Representatives.

    Olawuyi, member representing Ekiti, Irepodun, Isin and Oke-Ero Federal Constituency of Kwara, inaugurated the council in Omu-Aran on Tuesday.

    He promised to ensure proper funding of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a party in the state to achieve victory, saying “as I am funding the campaign council, I will equally be funding the party”.

    The incumbent member of the Green Chamber of the National Assembly said the common goal of the party is to win the election, saying “our eyes should be on the ball, we must win and win convincingly”.

    Olawuyi told the state Chairman of the party, Prince Sunday Fagbemi, that the battle handed over to him that saw the APC taking over power was a 100 per cent victory for the party, adding that in 2023 the party will also score a100 per cent victory in the election.

    Admonishing the members of the newly constituted campaign council, Olawuyi said “once we are call to this onerous task, the best is to showcase your best”.

    Throwing a jibe at the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Olawuyi said “it was the opposition party that used to hold their party meeting at the venue of today’s inauguration, but today it belongs to the APC and this to me is a sign of victory”.

    “I want everybody to work for the success of the party right from the state House of Assembly to the Presidential election,” he said.

    Fagbemi urged the council members to believe that they would achieve success, adding that he has no doubt it will be a possibility.

    “I can tell you that Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is very happy with what is happening here today, this is the first place the flag off started, and today is also the campaign inauguration,” said the APC chairman.

    According to him, he see the hands of God in the campiagn council.

    “I went through the list and it reads 111 members and the election is going to be one, today is also 1st of November, this is by divine inspiration.

    “We are united by love and unity of purpose, God loves us in Kwara South and our federal constituency in general.

    “Whatever we are going to do, when the National Assembly would be inaugurated, we believe our party will be there,” Fagbemi said.

    He said some were angry they could not make the list, adding however that those who made it were not better off and should see it as a privilege to serve.

    He charged the council members not to see themselves as working for Ajulo, “but yourself”, adding “we can only get the dividends when Ajulo wins the election”.

    The inauguration was attended by the Deputy Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mr Raphael Adetiba; some state commissioners, party stalwarts and faithfuls.


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  •  The Police Command in Lagos state says its personnel rescued four teenagers and arrested a suspect alleged to have abducted them in the Surulere area of the state The command s spokesperson SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday Hundeyin said that the teenagers all boys had been reunited with their families He also stated that operatives from Surulere Division of the command carried out the arrest of the 51 year old suspect one Austin Kanu The police image maker in the state said that the victims were between the ages of 16 and 18 stressing that they were discovered on Saturday at about 8 10 p m in an isolated area within the National Stadium Surulere Hundeyin said that the Chief Security Officer of the stadium who discovered the teenagers while on routine patrol alerted the Surulere Division of the command Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect lured the victims from Ogba and Agege areas to Surulere Their parents when contacted confirmed that the boys had been missing since the early hours of Oct 29 2022 Suspect will be arraigned at the conclusion of ongoing investigation he said Hundeyin therefore enjoined Nigerians to be vigilant and report any suspicious happenings to security agencies NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police rescue 4 teenagers, arrest suspected abductor
     The Police Command in Lagos state says its personnel rescued four teenagers and arrested a suspect alleged to have abducted them in the Surulere area of the state The command s spokesperson SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday Hundeyin said that the teenagers all boys had been reunited with their families He also stated that operatives from Surulere Division of the command carried out the arrest of the 51 year old suspect one Austin Kanu The police image maker in the state said that the victims were between the ages of 16 and 18 stressing that they were discovered on Saturday at about 8 10 p m in an isolated area within the National Stadium Surulere Hundeyin said that the Chief Security Officer of the stadium who discovered the teenagers while on routine patrol alerted the Surulere Division of the command Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect lured the victims from Ogba and Agege areas to Surulere Their parents when contacted confirmed that the boys had been missing since the early hours of Oct 29 2022 Suspect will be arraigned at the conclusion of ongoing investigation he said Hundeyin therefore enjoined Nigerians to be vigilant and report any suspicious happenings to security agencies NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police rescue 4 teenagers, arrest suspected abductor
    Defence/Security4 weeks ago

    Police rescue 4 teenagers, arrest suspected abductor

    The Police Command in Lagos state says its personnel rescued four teenagers and arrested a suspect alleged to have abducted them in the Surulere area of the state.

    The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday.

    Hundeyin said that the teenagers, all boys, had been reunited with their families.

    He also stated that operatives from Surulere Division of the command carried out the arrest of the 51-year-old suspect, one Austin Kanu. The police image maker in the state said that the victims were between the ages  of 16 and 18, stressing that they were discovered on Saturday at about 8.10 p.

    m. in an isolated area within the National Stadium, Surulere.

    Hundeyin said that the Chief Security Officer of the stadium, who discovered the teenagers while on routine patrol, alerted the Surulere Division of the command.

    “Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect lured the victims from Ogba and Agege areas to Surulere.

    “Their parents, when contacted, confirmed that the boys had been missing since the early hours of Oct. 29, 2022. ”Suspect will be arraigned at the conclusion of ongoing investigation,” he said.

    Hundeyin, therefore, enjoined Nigerians to be vigilant and report any suspicious happenings to security agencies.


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  •  UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed has told youth advocates in Spain that the UN belongs to them urging them to make the organisation their own and reshape it Mohammed said this at a dialogue between some of the organisation s senior officials and youth leaders held in Madrid Spain to commemorate the World Cities Day observed annually on Oct 31 Young people are an integral part of a growing network of local and global voices uniting around the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs which promise a more just equitable and greener world by the 2030 deadline As strong advocates for climate action and social justice they have a key role in efforts to achieve sustainable development that benefits both people and the planet she said in a statement According to her today s young people have social media platforms at their disposal and while these can be great communications tools she warned against using it wrongly The UN top official however warned that youths could cause people to have a narrow view of things instead of seeing the wider world and multiple perspectives She also spoke of the importance of representation and the need to open spaces for the youth adding that young people themselves should also make their voices heard The deputy secretary general said the UN must let young people speak and really listen to them Mohammed underscored why it was necessary to have youths at the table especially given the current global crises She also said that democracy belonged to the young adding that but lately many did not vote meaning they were not represented The deputy chief called for youths to defend democracy fight for it and safeguard the rights of youths In addition she spoke on how youth and gender must be mainstreamed across the UN system and reflected in all its work She recalled that as far back as the Habitat III UN conference on housing and sustainable urban development held in Quito Ecuador in 2016 young people came up with their own benchmark to review global progress thus far UN entities in Spain were encouraged to invite youth representatives from different sectors to participate in the dialogue They included Lina Amir youth representative from the UN refugee agency UNHCR who shared her perspective from the health and prevention sector She spoke about how young people are discouraged from taking part in politics for example due to factors such as fear and insecurity Amir suggested that knowledge is necessary to overcome this and decision makers should create more programmes that help young people gain confidence She added that more intergenerational spaces need to be established to find common solutions while dedicated spaces must be created to incorporate youth opinions in political debates Jos Mart n from the non profit CIFAL M laga said promoting youth leadership requires two things training and advocacy Youths should gain a deep understanding of the world and of environmental social and economic sustainability as well as the 2030 Agenda as a roadmap for the future This training should be mainstreamed across all educational levels from kindergarten to university he said nannews NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UN belongs to you, deputy chief tells youth advocates in Spain
     UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed has told youth advocates in Spain that the UN belongs to them urging them to make the organisation their own and reshape it Mohammed said this at a dialogue between some of the organisation s senior officials and youth leaders held in Madrid Spain to commemorate the World Cities Day observed annually on Oct 31 Young people are an integral part of a growing network of local and global voices uniting around the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs which promise a more just equitable and greener world by the 2030 deadline As strong advocates for climate action and social justice they have a key role in efforts to achieve sustainable development that benefits both people and the planet she said in a statement According to her today s young people have social media platforms at their disposal and while these can be great communications tools she warned against using it wrongly The UN top official however warned that youths could cause people to have a narrow view of things instead of seeing the wider world and multiple perspectives She also spoke of the importance of representation and the need to open spaces for the youth adding that young people themselves should also make their voices heard The deputy secretary general said the UN must let young people speak and really listen to them Mohammed underscored why it was necessary to have youths at the table especially given the current global crises She also said that democracy belonged to the young adding that but lately many did not vote meaning they were not represented The deputy chief called for youths to defend democracy fight for it and safeguard the rights of youths In addition she spoke on how youth and gender must be mainstreamed across the UN system and reflected in all its work She recalled that as far back as the Habitat III UN conference on housing and sustainable urban development held in Quito Ecuador in 2016 young people came up with their own benchmark to review global progress thus far UN entities in Spain were encouraged to invite youth representatives from different sectors to participate in the dialogue They included Lina Amir youth representative from the UN refugee agency UNHCR who shared her perspective from the health and prevention sector She spoke about how young people are discouraged from taking part in politics for example due to factors such as fear and insecurity Amir suggested that knowledge is necessary to overcome this and decision makers should create more programmes that help young people gain confidence She added that more intergenerational spaces need to be established to find common solutions while dedicated spaces must be created to incorporate youth opinions in political debates Jos Mart n from the non profit CIFAL M laga said promoting youth leadership requires two things training and advocacy Youths should gain a deep understanding of the world and of environmental social and economic sustainability as well as the 2030 Agenda as a roadmap for the future This training should be mainstreamed across all educational levels from kindergarten to university he said nannews NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UN belongs to you, deputy chief tells youth advocates in Spain
    Foreign4 weeks ago

    UN belongs to you, deputy chief tells youth advocates in Spain

    UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, has told youth advocates in Spain that the UN belongs to them, urging them to make the organisation their own, and reshape it.

    Mohammed said this at a dialogue between some of the organisation’s senior officials and youth leaders, held in Madrid, Spain, to commemorate the World Cities Day, observed annually on Oct. 31. “Young people are an integral part of a growing network of local and global voices uniting around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which promise a more just, equitable and “greener” world by the 2030 deadline.

    “As strong advocates for climate action and social justice, they have a key role in efforts to achieve sustainable development that benefits both people and the planet,’’ she said in a statement.

    According to her, today’s young people have social media platforms at their disposal, and while these can be great communications tools, she warned against using it wrongly.

    The UN top official, however, warned that youths could  cause people to have a narrow view of things, instead of seeing the wider world and multiple perspectives.

    She also spoke of the importance of representation, and the need to open spaces for the youth, adding that young people themselves should also make their voices heard.

    The deputy secretary-general said the UN must let young people speak, and really listen to them.

    Mohammed underscored why it was necessary to have youths at the table especially given the current global crises.

    She also said that democracy belonged to the young, adding that but lately many did not vote, meaning they were not represented.

    The deputy chief called for youths to defend democracy, fight for it, and safeguard the rights of youths.

    In addition, she spoke on how youth and gender must be mainstreamed across the UN system and reflected in all its work.

    She recalled that as far back as the Habitat III UN conference on housing and sustainable urban development, held in Quito, Ecuador, in 2016, young people came up with their own benchmark to review global progress thus far.

    UN entities in Spain were encouraged to invite youth representatives from different sectors to participate in the dialogue.

    They included Lina Amir, youth representative from the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, who shared her perspective from the health and prevention sector.

    She spoke about how young people are discouraged from taking part in politics, for example, due to factors such as fear and insecurity.

    Amir suggested that knowledge is necessary to overcome this, and decision makers should create more programmes that help young people gain confidence.

    She added that more intergenerational spaces need to be established to find common solutions, while dedicated spaces must be created to incorporate youth opinions in political debates.

    José Martín from the non-profit CIFAL Málaga, said promoting youth leadership requires two things: training and advocacy.

    “Youths should gain a deep understanding of the world, and of environmental, social and economic sustainability, as well as the 2030 Agenda as a roadmap for the future.

    “This training should be mainstreamed across all educational levels – from kindergarten to university,” he said.

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  •   Tinubu possesses magic wand to tackle business challenges Sanwo Olu L R Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State All Progressives Congress APC Presidential Candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu Kaduna State Governor Mallam Nasir El Rufai and his Kano State counterpart Dr Abdullahi Ganduje during APC Presidential Campaign Council town hall meeting with the Business Private Sector at the Eko Hotels and Suites Victoria Island Lagos on Tuesday Nov 1 2022 L R Chairman Progressives Governors Forum and Kebbi State Governor Senator Atiku Bagudu Jigawa State Governor Alhaji Abubakar Badaru Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu All Progressives Congress APC Presidential Candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu his running mate Senator Kashim SheGov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State says the All Progressives Congress APC presidential candidate Sen Bola Tinubu possesses the magic wand to turn around contemporary challenges facing the business community Sanwo Olu said this on Tuesday at Victoria Island during interactive session by Tinubu and his team with industrialists business executives entrepreneurs and foreign investors in Lagos The interaction was an avenue for the APC candidate to share details of his economic blueprint with the organised private sector He said that Tinubu s meeting with the organised private sector players demonstrated the APC candidate s commitment and seriousness to drive the desired change expected in the national economy The governor said that Tinubu was not a stranger to the needs concerns and interests of the private sector According to him Tinubu as a visionary political economist understands the pulse of investors and possesses the magic wand to turn around contemporary challenges facing the business community He said that the APC candidate would change the business community s concerns to positive results Asiwaju Tinubu is a man that has been able to combine political acumen with the understanding of the economy and economics of every jurisdiction As Governor of Lagos Tinubu pioneered several firsts which still stand till today During Asiwaju s tenure he initiated the idea of the Economic Summit as a catalyst for economic development He started in Lagos with the Ehingbeti Summit in 2001 That summit has continued to lead the successive administrations after him into various applaudable economic agendas Under the Tinubu s leadership Lagos became the first sub national entity to bring about the Independent Power Project IPP and first state to initiate the idea of establishing a seaport Yesterday Monday that vision came to fruition as we witnessed the completion of Lekki Deep Seaport This speaks to the sheer doggedness and audacity of this man of vision Eko Atlantic City is today the biggest real estate developed in this part of Africa through reclamation of the ocean All thanks to the vision of Asiwaju to turn problems to opportunities Sanwo Olu said He said that the immersion of private sector professionals in public governance was an idea fiercely pursued by Tinubu during his tenure as Lagos Governor The governor said that the APC candidate created a first rated private sector driven cabinet that remained the envy of every government in the current republic Sanwo Olu said Tinubu would bring his private sector dexterity and acumen to bear in administering the country as the APC presidential standard bearer understood the pains and concerns of those in the business sector Today Tinubu is here as a politician and leader of our party On the other side you all see a man that is compassionate intelligent business driven and has acumen to solve the challenges the private sector experiences on a daily basis I present to you the man that has what it takes to lead this country forward to the prosperous future with Renewed Hope he said The Director General of Tinubu Shettima Presidential Campaign Council Simon Lalong noted that marketing Tinubu to the business community would not be a difficult task Lalong who is the Governor of Plateau State said that this was so given the antecedent of the candidate in turning hopeless people to business owners NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Tinubu possesses magic wand to tackle business challenges – Sanwo-Olu
      Tinubu possesses magic wand to tackle business challenges Sanwo Olu L R Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State All Progressives Congress APC Presidential Candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu Kaduna State Governor Mallam Nasir El Rufai and his Kano State counterpart Dr Abdullahi Ganduje during APC Presidential Campaign Council town hall meeting with the Business Private Sector at the Eko Hotels and Suites Victoria Island Lagos on Tuesday Nov 1 2022 L R Chairman Progressives Governors Forum and Kebbi State Governor Senator Atiku Bagudu Jigawa State Governor Alhaji Abubakar Badaru Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu All Progressives Congress APC Presidential Candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu his running mate Senator Kashim SheGov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State says the All Progressives Congress APC presidential candidate Sen Bola Tinubu possesses the magic wand to turn around contemporary challenges facing the business community Sanwo Olu said this on Tuesday at Victoria Island during interactive session by Tinubu and his team with industrialists business executives entrepreneurs and foreign investors in Lagos The interaction was an avenue for the APC candidate to share details of his economic blueprint with the organised private sector He said that Tinubu s meeting with the organised private sector players demonstrated the APC candidate s commitment and seriousness to drive the desired change expected in the national economy The governor said that Tinubu was not a stranger to the needs concerns and interests of the private sector According to him Tinubu as a visionary political economist understands the pulse of investors and possesses the magic wand to turn around contemporary challenges facing the business community He said that the APC candidate would change the business community s concerns to positive results Asiwaju Tinubu is a man that has been able to combine political acumen with the understanding of the economy and economics of every jurisdiction As Governor of Lagos Tinubu pioneered several firsts which still stand till today During Asiwaju s tenure he initiated the idea of the Economic Summit as a catalyst for economic development He started in Lagos with the Ehingbeti Summit in 2001 That summit has continued to lead the successive administrations after him into various applaudable economic agendas Under the Tinubu s leadership Lagos became the first sub national entity to bring about the Independent Power Project IPP and first state to initiate the idea of establishing a seaport Yesterday Monday that vision came to fruition as we witnessed the completion of Lekki Deep Seaport This speaks to the sheer doggedness and audacity of this man of vision Eko Atlantic City is today the biggest real estate developed in this part of Africa through reclamation of the ocean All thanks to the vision of Asiwaju to turn problems to opportunities Sanwo Olu said He said that the immersion of private sector professionals in public governance was an idea fiercely pursued by Tinubu during his tenure as Lagos Governor The governor said that the APC candidate created a first rated private sector driven cabinet that remained the envy of every government in the current republic Sanwo Olu said Tinubu would bring his private sector dexterity and acumen to bear in administering the country as the APC presidential standard bearer understood the pains and concerns of those in the business sector Today Tinubu is here as a politician and leader of our party On the other side you all see a man that is compassionate intelligent business driven and has acumen to solve the challenges the private sector experiences on a daily basis I present to you the man that has what it takes to lead this country forward to the prosperous future with Renewed Hope he said The Director General of Tinubu Shettima Presidential Campaign Council Simon Lalong noted that marketing Tinubu to the business community would not be a difficult task Lalong who is the Governor of Plateau State said that this was so given the antecedent of the candidate in turning hopeless people to business owners NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Tinubu possesses magic wand to tackle business challenges – Sanwo-Olu
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    Tinubu possesses magic wand to tackle business challenges – Sanwo-Olu

    Tinubu possesses magic wand to tackle business challenges – Sanwo-Olu L-R: Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State; All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El Rufai and his Kano State counterpart, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje during APC Presidential Campaign Council town hall meeting with the Business Private Sector, at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022.L-R: Chairman, Progressives Governors Forum and Kebbi State Governor, Senator Atiku Bagudu; Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Badaru; Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; his running mate, Senator Kashim SheGov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State says the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Sen. Bola Tinubu, possesses the magic wand to turn around contemporary challenges facing the business community.

    Sanwo-Olu said this on Tuesday at Victoria Island, during interactive session by Tinubu and his team with industrialists, business executives, entrepreneurs and foreign investors in Lagos.

    The interaction was an avenue for the APC candidate to share details of his economic blueprint with the organised private sector.

    He said that Tinubu’s meeting with the organised private sector players demonstrated the APC candidate’s commitment and seriousness to drive the desired change expected in the national economy.

    The governor said that Tinubu was not a stranger to the needs, concerns and interests of the private sector.

    According to him, Tinubu, as a visionary political economist, understands the pulse of investors and possesses the magic wand to turn around contemporary challenges facing the business community.

    He said that the APC candidate would change the business community’s concerns to positive results.

    ”Asiwaju Tinubu is a man that has been able to combine political acumen with the understanding of the economy and economics of every jurisdiction.

    ”As Governor of Lagos, Tinubu pioneered several firsts, which still stand till today.

    During Asiwaju’s tenure, he initiated the idea of the Economic Summit as a catalyst for economic development.

    ”He started in Lagos with the Ehingbeti Summit in 2001. That summit has continued to lead the successive administrations after him into various applaudable economic agendas.

    ”Under the Tinubu’s leadership, Lagos became the first sub-national entity to bring about the Independent Power Project (IPP) and first state to initiate the idea of establishing a seaport.

    ”Yesterday (Monday), that vision came to fruition as we witnessed the completion of Lekki Deep Seaport.

    This speaks to the sheer doggedness and audacity of this man of vision.

    ”Eko Atlantic City is today the biggest real estate developed in this part of Africa through reclamation of the ocean.

    All thanks to the vision of Asiwaju to turn problems to opportunities,” Sanwo-Olu said.

    He said that the immersion of private sector professionals in public governance was an idea fiercely pursued by Tinubu during his tenure as Lagos Governor.

    .

    The governor said that the APC candidate created a first-rated private sector-driven cabinet that remained the envy of every government in the current republic.

    Sanwo-Olu said Tinubu would bring his private sector dexterity and acumen to bear in administering the country, as the APC presidential standard bearer understood the pains and concerns of those in the business sector.

    ”Today, Tinubu is here as a politician and leader of our party.

    On the other side, you all see a man that is compassionate, intelligent, business-driven and has acumen to solve the challenges the private sector experiences on a daily basis.

    ”I present to you, the man that has what it takes to lead this country forward to the prosperous future with Renewed Hope,” he said.

    The Director General of Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, Simon Lalong, noted that marketing Tinubu to the business community would not be a difficult task.

    Lalong, who is the Governor of Plateau State, said that this was so, given the antecedent of the candidate in turning hopeless people to business owners.


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  •  The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said it would take legal action against recalcitrant developers who consistently break government seals and refuse to obey Physical Planning laws The General Manager Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority LASPPPA Mr Kehinde Osinaike said this during an enforcement exercise of the authourity on Kusenla Way Ikate Elegushi Eti Osa Local Government of the state Osinaike who led the enforcement team decried disregard for the state s physical planning laws especially among building developers He said that breaking government seal was a criminal offence that attracted sanctions but the authorities had been doing their best to educate Lagos residents and developers on the benefits of voluntary compliance The general manager said erring developers and property owners who broke seals of earlier notices served on them were being issued follow up notices He said that government would adopt legal options after exhausting all peaceful options Osinaike said several residents were responding to the campaign for voluntary compliance but some developers still refused to obey the laws He appealed for total compliance to achieve a win win situation for both residents and government towards achieving an organised safe and livable city We are trying to be as much as possible civil with these developers who are bent on circumventing the law or compromising We will continue this campaign for voluntary compliance until we achieve zero tolerance in the state he said The general manager said over 20 properties were sealed for various infractions including illegal development building without planning permits constructing without stage certification He said that the elite in the high brow axis who should know better were also flouting the law Commenting on a jetty that was sealed on Ozumba Mbadiwe Way on the Lekki axis Osinaike said the developer was building without planning permit The law would have to take its course one of the things we have to do now is we are going to instruct our legal person to proceed on arresting these unrepentant developers and bring them to justice he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lagos govt threatens legal action against adamant developers 
     The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said it would take legal action against recalcitrant developers who consistently break government seals and refuse to obey Physical Planning laws The General Manager Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority LASPPPA Mr Kehinde Osinaike said this during an enforcement exercise of the authourity on Kusenla Way Ikate Elegushi Eti Osa Local Government of the state Osinaike who led the enforcement team decried disregard for the state s physical planning laws especially among building developers He said that breaking government seal was a criminal offence that attracted sanctions but the authorities had been doing their best to educate Lagos residents and developers on the benefits of voluntary compliance The general manager said erring developers and property owners who broke seals of earlier notices served on them were being issued follow up notices He said that government would adopt legal options after exhausting all peaceful options Osinaike said several residents were responding to the campaign for voluntary compliance but some developers still refused to obey the laws He appealed for total compliance to achieve a win win situation for both residents and government towards achieving an organised safe and livable city We are trying to be as much as possible civil with these developers who are bent on circumventing the law or compromising We will continue this campaign for voluntary compliance until we achieve zero tolerance in the state he said The general manager said over 20 properties were sealed for various infractions including illegal development building without planning permits constructing without stage certification He said that the elite in the high brow axis who should know better were also flouting the law Commenting on a jetty that was sealed on Ozumba Mbadiwe Way on the Lekki axis Osinaike said the developer was building without planning permit The law would have to take its course one of the things we have to do now is we are going to instruct our legal person to proceed on arresting these unrepentant developers and bring them to justice he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lagos govt threatens legal action against adamant developers 
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    Lagos govt threatens legal action against adamant developers 

    The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said it would take legal action against recalcitrant developers who consistently break government seals and refuse to obey Physical Planning laws.

    The General Manager, Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority (LASPPPA), Mr Kehinde Osinaike, said this during  an enforcement exercise of the authourity on Kusenla Way, Ikate Elegushi, Eti-Osa Local Government of the state.

    Osinaike, who led the enforcement team, decried disregard for the state’s physical planning laws, especially among building developers.

    .

    He said that breaking government seal was a criminal offence that attracted sanctions, but the authorities had been doing their best to educate Lagos residents and developers on the benefits of voluntary compliance.

    The general manager said erring developers and property owners who broke seals of earlier notices served on them were being issued follow up notices.

    He said that government would adopt legal options after exhausting all peaceful options.

    Osinaike said several residents were responding to the campaign for voluntary compliance but some developers still  refused to obey the laws.

    He appealed for total compliance to achieve a win win situation for both residents and government towards achieving an organised safe and livable city.

    “We are trying to be as much as possible civil with these developers who are bent on circumventing the law or compromising.

    “We will continue this campaign for voluntary compliance until we achieve zero tolerance in the state,” he said.

    The general manager said over 20 properties were sealed for various infractions including illegal development, building without planning permits, constructing without stage certification.

    He said that the elite in the high brow axis who should know better were also flouting the law.

    Commenting on a jetty that was sealed on Ozumba Mbadiwe Way on the Lekki axis, Osinaike said the developer was building without planning permit.

    “The law would have to take its course, one of the things we have to do now is we are going to instruct our legal person to proceed on arresting these unrepentant developers and bring them to justice,” he said.


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  •  The Lagos State House of Assembly has summoned Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu s aides and some landowners over allegations of planned demolition of some houses in Jakande Estate Eti Osa The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the two aides are the Commissioner for Housing Mr Moruf Akinderu Fatai and the Managing Director Lagos Building Investments Company LBIC Mr Oluwatobi Lawal The house made this known sequel to a matter raised under Matters of Urgent Public Importance by Mr Noheem Adams Deputy Majority Leader of the assembly Adams told his colleagues that the residents whose ages ranged from 70 to 80 stormed his house in the early hours of Tuesday pleading that the state government should be stopped from demolishing their houses It will be recalled that majority of the residents lived in Maroko before their houses were demolished in the 1990s and they were relocated to the Jakande Estate in Eti Osa local government area of Lagos state he said Adams said the residents had lived peacefully until recently when the alleged demolition threats of their buildings began The lawmaker said the residents had written a petition to the house while their grievance was already being addressed by the house Committee on Public Petitions chaired by Mr Victor Akande On Sept 23 some members of the house led by Akande visited the Jakande estate with some officials from the LBIC who had promised that they will not demolish buildings in the area However on Oct 12 officials of the LBIC went to the estate to mark houses for demolition he said In his contribution Mr Rotimi Olowo said the situation with the residents was pathetic Olowo said the parties were supposed to reach mutual understanding because the owners of the estate had invested heavily in the place He was supported by his colleague Mr Adewale Temitope who called for an amicable resolution of the issue The Speaker Mr Mudashiru Obasa before approving the invitation of the commissioner and the LBIC boss noted that there was need to understand the position of the government before a decision was taken on the issue The speaker also agreed that there should be collaboration and understanding between the property owners and the state government NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lagos Assembly summons Sanwo-Olu’s aides, landowners over planned demolition 
     The Lagos State House of Assembly has summoned Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu s aides and some landowners over allegations of planned demolition of some houses in Jakande Estate Eti Osa The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the two aides are the Commissioner for Housing Mr Moruf Akinderu Fatai and the Managing Director Lagos Building Investments Company LBIC Mr Oluwatobi Lawal The house made this known sequel to a matter raised under Matters of Urgent Public Importance by Mr Noheem Adams Deputy Majority Leader of the assembly Adams told his colleagues that the residents whose ages ranged from 70 to 80 stormed his house in the early hours of Tuesday pleading that the state government should be stopped from demolishing their houses It will be recalled that majority of the residents lived in Maroko before their houses were demolished in the 1990s and they were relocated to the Jakande Estate in Eti Osa local government area of Lagos state he said Adams said the residents had lived peacefully until recently when the alleged demolition threats of their buildings began The lawmaker said the residents had written a petition to the house while their grievance was already being addressed by the house Committee on Public Petitions chaired by Mr Victor Akande On Sept 23 some members of the house led by Akande visited the Jakande estate with some officials from the LBIC who had promised that they will not demolish buildings in the area However on Oct 12 officials of the LBIC went to the estate to mark houses for demolition he said In his contribution Mr Rotimi Olowo said the situation with the residents was pathetic Olowo said the parties were supposed to reach mutual understanding because the owners of the estate had invested heavily in the place He was supported by his colleague Mr Adewale Temitope who called for an amicable resolution of the issue The Speaker Mr Mudashiru Obasa before approving the invitation of the commissioner and the LBIC boss noted that there was need to understand the position of the government before a decision was taken on the issue The speaker also agreed that there should be collaboration and understanding between the property owners and the state government NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lagos Assembly summons Sanwo-Olu’s aides, landowners over planned demolition 
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    Lagos Assembly summons Sanwo-Olu’s aides, landowners over planned demolition 

    The Lagos State House of Assembly has summoned Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s aides and some  landowners over allegations of planned demolition of some houses in  Jakande Estate,  Eti-Osa.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the two aides are the Commissioner for Housing, Mr Moruf Akinderu-Fatai and the Managing Director, Lagos Building Investments Company (LBIC) Mr Oluwatobi Lawal.

    The house made this known, sequel to a matter raised under “Matters of Urgent Public Importance”  by Mr Noheem Adams, Deputy Majority Leader of the assembly.

    Adams told his colleagues that the residents, whose ages ranged from  70 to  80 ,  stormed his house in the early hours of Tuesday, pleading that the state government should be stopped from demolishing their houses.

    “It will be recalled that majority of the residents lived in Maroko before their houses were demolished in the 1990s and they were relocated to the Jakande Estate in Eti-Osa local government area of Lagos state,” he said.

    Adams.

    said the residents had lived peacefully until recently,  when the alleged demolition threats of their buildings began.

    The lawmaker said the residents had written a petition to the house while their grievance was already being addressed by the house Committee on Public Petitions,  chaired  by Mr Victor Akande.

    “On Sept. 23,  some members of the house led by  Akande visited the Jakande estate with some officials from the LBIC, who had promised that they will not demolish buildings in the area.

    “However on Oct. 12, officials of the LBIC went to the estate to mark houses for demolition,” he said.

    In his contribution, Mr Rotimi Olowo said the situation with the residents was pathetic.

    Olowo said the parties were supposed to reach mutual understanding because the owners of the estate had invested heavily in the place.

    He was supported by his colleague, Mr Adewale Temitope, who called  for an amicable resolution of the issue.

    The Speaker, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, before approving the invitation of the commissioner and the LBIC boss, noted that there was need to understand the position of the government before a decision was taken on the issue.

    The speaker also agreed that there should be collaboration and understanding between the property owners and the state government.


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  •  Sylvester Igboun Ex Super Eagles striker said leaving Indian Super League Club NorthEast United was his personal decision Igboun spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Tuesday Travelling from Russia my former place of assignment to India is not a joke I was eager to play in India because that s what I do to give my best to the club I am playing for but on getting there I discovered so many challenges On getting there I realised I have to train with my cloth take it home to wash and put it on again for the next training At the same time during matches you are given jersey without underwear tights I realised that was not what I bargained for over there I was happy joining the Indian club but they are not being sincere enough to fulfill the agreement and not treating me well he said The ex Super Eagles player said he was surprised at how low the club s standard was and felt disappointed with how they treated football professionals According to him he has to pay for his hotel accommodation while signing the contract with the club whereas it is supposed to be the club s responsibility At the club I was asked to share a room with two to three other players The room was not in good condition Infact I find it disrespectful when it is said that that I was unprofessional with my decision I have played in other advanced clubs before coming to India When I am playing for my team I give all to them because this is what I live for The records are there to verify If am happy and comfortable enough why won t I play for Northeast Nothing stops me from performing well in the club because my coming to India is to play football No one will travel that far and decide not to work but the environment is not encouraging and conducive for me to work So it is better for me to walk away to give the space to those who deserve it he added The former super eagles star said that NorthEast United also failed to pay him directly and even insisted he gave them the list of things he wished to buy and it would be deducted from his wage I have played for big clubs across the world and none of them had any terrible thing to say about my character and professionalism Igboun said he and his agents were working to terminate the contract and hoped to get to the end of it soon We are on it I want to get that sorted quickly so that I can start playing my professional football again elsewhere NAN reports that the club in a statement on their media channels said it had been difficult for them to work with the Nigerian player NorthEast United claimed Igboun left unannounced in spite having made his debut for the club and all things provided for him NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Leaving Indian Club is my personal decision—-Igboun
     Sylvester Igboun Ex Super Eagles striker said leaving Indian Super League Club NorthEast United was his personal decision Igboun spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Tuesday Travelling from Russia my former place of assignment to India is not a joke I was eager to play in India because that s what I do to give my best to the club I am playing for but on getting there I discovered so many challenges On getting there I realised I have to train with my cloth take it home to wash and put it on again for the next training At the same time during matches you are given jersey without underwear tights I realised that was not what I bargained for over there I was happy joining the Indian club but they are not being sincere enough to fulfill the agreement and not treating me well he said The ex Super Eagles player said he was surprised at how low the club s standard was and felt disappointed with how they treated football professionals According to him he has to pay for his hotel accommodation while signing the contract with the club whereas it is supposed to be the club s responsibility At the club I was asked to share a room with two to three other players The room was not in good condition Infact I find it disrespectful when it is said that that I was unprofessional with my decision I have played in other advanced clubs before coming to India When I am playing for my team I give all to them because this is what I live for The records are there to verify If am happy and comfortable enough why won t I play for Northeast Nothing stops me from performing well in the club because my coming to India is to play football No one will travel that far and decide not to work but the environment is not encouraging and conducive for me to work So it is better for me to walk away to give the space to those who deserve it he added The former super eagles star said that NorthEast United also failed to pay him directly and even insisted he gave them the list of things he wished to buy and it would be deducted from his wage I have played for big clubs across the world and none of them had any terrible thing to say about my character and professionalism Igboun said he and his agents were working to terminate the contract and hoped to get to the end of it soon We are on it I want to get that sorted quickly so that I can start playing my professional football again elsewhere NAN reports that the club in a statement on their media channels said it had been difficult for them to work with the Nigerian player NorthEast United claimed Igboun left unannounced in spite having made his debut for the club and all things provided for him NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Leaving Indian Club is my personal decision—-Igboun
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    Leaving Indian Club is my personal decision—-Igboun

    Sylvester Igboun, Ex Super Eagles striker, said leaving Indian Super League Club, NorthEast United, was his personal decision.

    Igboun, spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Tuesday.

    “Travelling from Russia, my former place of assignment, to India is not a joke.

    “I was eager to play in India because that’s what I do, to give my best to the club I am playing for; but on getting there, I discovered so many challenges.

    “On getting there I realised I have to train with my cloth, take it home to wash and put it on again for the next training.

    “At the same time, during matches, you are given jersey without underwear “tights”.

    I realised that was not what I bargained for over there.

    “I was happy joining the Indian club, but they are not being sincere enough to fulfill the agreement and not treating me well,” he said.

    The ex-Super Eagles player said he was surprised at how low the club’s standard was and felt disappointed with how they treated football professionals .

    According to him, he has to pay for his hotel accommodation while signing the contract with the club whereas it is supposed to be the club’s responsibility.

    “At the club, I was asked to share a room with two to three other players.

    The room was not in good condition.

    “Infact, I find it disrespectful when it is said that that I was unprofessional with my decision.

    “ I have played in other advanced clubs before coming to India.

    When I am playing for my team I give all to them because this is what I live for.

    The records are there to verify.

    “If am happy and comfortable enough, why won’t I play for Northeast?

    .

    Nothing stops me from performing well in the club because my coming to India is to play football.

    “No one will travel that far and decide not to work, but the environment is not encouraging and conducive for me to work.

    So, it is better for me to walk away to give the space to those who deserve it,” he added.

    The former super eagles star said that NorthEast United also failed to pay him directly and even insisted he gave them the list of things he wished to buy and it would be deducted from his wage.

    “I have played for big clubs across the world, and none of them had any terrible thing to say about my character and professionalism.

    ” Igboun said he and his agents were working to terminate the contract and hoped to get to the end of it soon.

    “We are on it. 

    I want to get that sorted quickly so that I can start playing my professional football again elsewhere”.

    NAN reports that the club in a statement on their media channels, said it had been difficult for them to work with the Nigerian player.

    NorthEast United claimed Igboun left unannounced, in spite having made his debut for the club and all things provided for him.


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  •  The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning Mr Clem Agba has urged tax administrators in Sub Saharan African countries to discover ways of effectively generating and improving tax revenues Agba gave the advice at the Seventh African Tax Administration Forum ATAF General Assembly organised by the Federal Inland Revenue Service FIRS on Tuesday in Lagos The forum had Rethinking Revenue Strategies The Human Face of Taxation as its theme Agba represented by the Statistician General of the Federation Mr Semiu Adeniran said that statistics showed that sub Saharan African countries still mobilised less than 17 per cent of their Gross Domestic Product GDP without revenue According to him this is below the recommended minimum level of 20 per cent by the UN as necessary to achieving the sustainable development goals According to the World Bank tax revenues above 15 per cent of a country s GDP is a key ingredient for economic growth and ultimately the option of revenue Clearly there is a gap between available tax resources and the need to improve to foster sustainable economic growth and development it s imperative to restrategize and rethink concept and dynamics of tax and taxation We must ask the relevant questions that hold the potentials to unlock for us a new focus and a new trust that will fashion a pragmatic way forward he said He also agreed with the theme of the event adding that human face of taxation must be a more sustainable and effective way of achieving tax reform and the optimisation of revenue and fostering voluntary compliance Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State said the state was constantly on the lookout for ways of increasing its internally generated revenue without burdening the existing tax base Over the past few years and despite the documented global challenges we have made notable developmental strides relying mostly on internally generated revenue as a primary source of funding We have amongst others embarked on major transformational infrastructure projects cutting across transport health education agriculture technology and so on These major infrastructural interventions are designed to improve the quality of life of our citizens and re engineer the economic growth and development trajectory for improved productivity of our citizenry which invariably improves our tax generating abilities he said The governor added that one of other critical areas of development had been in environmental protection waste management and disposal which had been prioritised with the hope to continue to build on Earlier Mr Muhammad Nami Executive Chairman FIRS and President Commonwealth Association of Tax Administration CATA said If we must transform our tax system and enhance revenue collection in Africa there is need for government at all levels to engender public confidence and trust in government by providing value for taxpayers money More importantly the government should reconsider how projects are reported in the public space and the expected impact it will have on the tax paying culture Such reports should be communicated to convey the idea that tax payer s money is used to fund infrastructural projects he said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the forum which will end Nov 4 has over 40 African countries participating in the deliberations NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Budget minister tasks tax administrators on improving tax revenue
     The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning Mr Clem Agba has urged tax administrators in Sub Saharan African countries to discover ways of effectively generating and improving tax revenues Agba gave the advice at the Seventh African Tax Administration Forum ATAF General Assembly organised by the Federal Inland Revenue Service FIRS on Tuesday in Lagos The forum had Rethinking Revenue Strategies The Human Face of Taxation as its theme Agba represented by the Statistician General of the Federation Mr Semiu Adeniran said that statistics showed that sub Saharan African countries still mobilised less than 17 per cent of their Gross Domestic Product GDP without revenue According to him this is below the recommended minimum level of 20 per cent by the UN as necessary to achieving the sustainable development goals According to the World Bank tax revenues above 15 per cent of a country s GDP is a key ingredient for economic growth and ultimately the option of revenue Clearly there is a gap between available tax resources and the need to improve to foster sustainable economic growth and development it s imperative to restrategize and rethink concept and dynamics of tax and taxation We must ask the relevant questions that hold the potentials to unlock for us a new focus and a new trust that will fashion a pragmatic way forward he said He also agreed with the theme of the event adding that human face of taxation must be a more sustainable and effective way of achieving tax reform and the optimisation of revenue and fostering voluntary compliance Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State said the state was constantly on the lookout for ways of increasing its internally generated revenue without burdening the existing tax base Over the past few years and despite the documented global challenges we have made notable developmental strides relying mostly on internally generated revenue as a primary source of funding We have amongst others embarked on major transformational infrastructure projects cutting across transport health education agriculture technology and so on These major infrastructural interventions are designed to improve the quality of life of our citizens and re engineer the economic growth and development trajectory for improved productivity of our citizenry which invariably improves our tax generating abilities he said The governor added that one of other critical areas of development had been in environmental protection waste management and disposal which had been prioritised with the hope to continue to build on Earlier Mr Muhammad Nami Executive Chairman FIRS and President Commonwealth Association of Tax Administration CATA said If we must transform our tax system and enhance revenue collection in Africa there is need for government at all levels to engender public confidence and trust in government by providing value for taxpayers money More importantly the government should reconsider how projects are reported in the public space and the expected impact it will have on the tax paying culture Such reports should be communicated to convey the idea that tax payer s money is used to fund infrastructural projects he said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the forum which will end Nov 4 has over 40 African countries participating in the deliberations NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Budget minister tasks tax administrators on improving tax revenue
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    Budget minister tasks tax administrators on improving tax revenue

    The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Mr  Clem Agba has urged tax administrators in Sub-Saharan African countries to discover ways of effectively generating and improving tax revenues.

    Agba  gave the advice at the Seventh African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) General Assembly, organised by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on Tuesday in Lagos.

    The forum had “Rethinking Revenue Strategies: The Human Face of Taxation’’, as its theme.

    Agba, represented by the Statistician General of the Federation, Mr Semiu Adeniran said that statistics showed that sub Saharan African countries still mobilised less than 17 per cent of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) without revenue.

    According to him, this is below the recommended minimum level of 20 per cent by the  UN,  as necessary to achieving the sustainable development goals.

    “According to the World Bank tax revenues,  above 15 per cent of a country’s GDP  is a key ingredient for economic growth and ultimately the option of revenue.

    “Clearly, there is a gap between available tax resources and the need to improve,  to foster sustainable economic growth and development, it’s imperative to restrategize and rethink concept and dynamics of tax and taxation.

    “We must ask the relevant questions that hold the potentials to unlock  for us, a new focus and a new trust that will fashion a pragmatic way forward,’’ he said.

    He also agreed with the theme of the event,  adding that human face of taxation must be a more sustainable and effective way of achieving tax reform and the optimisation of revenue and fostering voluntary compliance.

    Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of  Lagos State   said  the state was constantly on the lookout for ways of increasing its internally generated revenue without burdening the existing tax base.

    “Over the past few years, and despite the documented global challenges, we have made notable developmental strides,  relying mostly on internally generated revenue as a primary source of funding.

    “We have amongst others,  embarked on major transformational infrastructure projects,  cutting across transport, health, education, agriculture, technology, and so on.

    “These major infrastructural interventions are designed to improve the quality of life of our citizens and re-engineer the economic growth and development trajectory for improved productivity of our citizenry, which invariably improves our tax generating abilities,’’ he said.

    The governor added that one of other critical areas of development had been in environmental protection, waste management and disposal, which had been prioritised with the hope to continue to build on.

    Earlier, Mr Muhammad Nami, Executive Chairman, FIRS and President,  Commonwealth Association of Tax Administration (CATA) said: “If we must transform our tax system and enhance revenue collection in Africa, there is  need for  government at all levels to engender public confidence and trust in government by providing value for taxpayers money.

    “More importantly, the government should reconsider how projects are reported in the public space and the expected impact it will have on the tax paying culture.

    “Such reports should be communicated to convey the idea that tax payer’s money is used to fund infrastructural projects,’’ he said.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the forum, which will  end Nov. 4, has over 40 African countries participating in the deliberations.


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  •  The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA has received another batch of 117 Nigerians assisted back from Libya The agency said this in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos NEMA said the returnees arrived at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport Cargo Wing Ikeja on board of Al Buraq Air Boeing 737 800 at 4 20 p m on Tuesday evening The returnees NEMA said include 90 males 23 females and four infants who were assisted back to the country by the International Organization for Migration IOM Amb Kabiru Musa Charg D affaires en titre of the Nigerian Mission to Libya had earlier in a statement announced the departure of the returnees for Nigeria He said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja Musa said that the Federal Government was collaborating with the IOM on the evacuation The evacuation exercise came barely a week after the Nigerian Mission in Tripoli successfully evacuated 137 stranded Nigerians from Libya Musa said amongst the 117 fresh evacuees were 48 persons who were released from Libyan detention facilities The Federal government is committed to ensuring that no Nigerian is left stranded in a foreign country The Nigerian Mission in Tripoli will continue to work with the Libyan Authorities to ensure none of our citizens are unjustly detained and will ensure their voluntary repatriation Musa had said He had said that personnel from relevant agencies would be on ground to receive the evacuees upon their arrival in Lagos http NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NEMA receives 117 Nigerians assisted back from Libya
     The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA has received another batch of 117 Nigerians assisted back from Libya The agency said this in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos NEMA said the returnees arrived at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport Cargo Wing Ikeja on board of Al Buraq Air Boeing 737 800 at 4 20 p m on Tuesday evening The returnees NEMA said include 90 males 23 females and four infants who were assisted back to the country by the International Organization for Migration IOM Amb Kabiru Musa Charg D affaires en titre of the Nigerian Mission to Libya had earlier in a statement announced the departure of the returnees for Nigeria He said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja Musa said that the Federal Government was collaborating with the IOM on the evacuation The evacuation exercise came barely a week after the Nigerian Mission in Tripoli successfully evacuated 137 stranded Nigerians from Libya Musa said amongst the 117 fresh evacuees were 48 persons who were released from Libyan detention facilities The Federal government is committed to ensuring that no Nigerian is left stranded in a foreign country The Nigerian Mission in Tripoli will continue to work with the Libyan Authorities to ensure none of our citizens are unjustly detained and will ensure their voluntary repatriation Musa had said He had said that personnel from relevant agencies would be on ground to receive the evacuees upon their arrival in Lagos http NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NEMA receives 117 Nigerians assisted back from Libya
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    NEMA receives 117 Nigerians assisted back from Libya

    The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received another batch of 117 Nigerians assisted back from Libya.

    The agency said this in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos.

    NEMA said the returnees arrived at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Cargo Wing, Ikeja on board of Al Buraq Air Boeing 737-800 at 4.20 p.

    m on Tuesday evening.

    The returnees, NEMA said, include 90 males, 23 females and four infants who were assisted back to the country by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

    Amb. Kabiru Musa, Chargé D’affaires en titre of the Nigerian Mission to Libya, had earlier in a statement announced the departure of the returnees for Nigeria.

    He said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja.

    Musa said that the Federal Government was collaborating with the IOM on the evacuation.

    The evacuation exercise came barely a week after the Nigerian Mission in Tripoli successfully evacuated 137 stranded Nigerians from Libya.

    Musa said amongst the 117 fresh evacuees were 48 persons who were released from Libyan detention facilities.

    “The Federal government is committed to ensuring that no Nigerian is left stranded in a foreign country.

    “The Nigerian Mission in Tripoli will continue to work with the Libyan Authorities to ensure none of our citizens are unjustly detained and will ensure their voluntary repatriation,” Musa had said.

    He had said that personnel from relevant agencies would be on ground to receive the evacuees upon their arrival in Lagos (http:.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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