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  •   Lagos APC remains unbeatable Tinubu L R Speaker Lagos State House of Assembly Mudashiru Obasa Deputy Governor Dr Obafemi Hamzat Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC Asiwaju Bola Tinubu the State Party Chairman Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi and APC National Women Leader Dr Betta Edu during Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC Sen Bola Tinubu on Wednesday said the party in Lagos remained unbeatable Tinubu said this at the Lagos APC secretariat on Acme Road Ogba during the party s caucus meeting Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State led all members of the State Executive Council to the meeting which was presided over by the Lagos APC chairman Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi Tinubu said that he returned to his political base to meet the Lagos APC family stronger than he left it According to him those entrusted with the administration of the party affairs after he weaned himself off the supervisory duty have not made him regret his decision to pursue his presidential ambition He passed a vote of confidence on Sanwo Olu and other party leaders for nurturing the APC political machinery in the state stressing that the party remained unbeatable in Lagos I left Lagos for Abuja leaving the party members with Sanwo Olu Hamzat leaders of the Governor s Advisory Council and other party leaders They are the ones who released me to go to Abuja to contest I left with many doubts and I was uncertain about what would be the fate of the party I was constantly in touch with the governor and his deputy Sometimes I would call the party chairman and ask them if we were doing the right thing in Lagos The reports they always gave me gave me more courage and confidence to move on with my engagement in Abuja I thank all of our leaders for keeping the party stronger I handed over to you an undefeated platform in Lagos The manner with which the party affairs have been conducted shows these people have fairly managed the home base Tinubu said He recalled that his journey to secure the party s presidential nomination in Abuja was littered with uncertainties but said the support raised from Lagos APC leadership boosted his confidence to move on and win the primaries The party leader said he was in the presidential race to win but that his fate was in the hands of the party members who must work hard to get votes for the party at the polls Tinubu urged party supporters to move out to the communities in their numbers and canvass voters He said that the work must start with the 57 local council chairmen for them to reach out to aggrieved members of the party at the grassroots in order to deliver more votes for APC in the general elections Our Local Government chairmen must do better than any other person in delivering votes for our party You met this party already built with structures across the communities There may be little cracks here and there you know what to do Manage your anger There is no politics without anger and pain But with the pain comes the joy of victory We are giving you an assignment to go back and recruit others We must forget about the opposition let s put our effort on the voters This is the time to reach out to aggrieved members and invite them back to the party fold This is not the time to be angry and spill the beans We must work together to achieve the bigger goal before us Tinubu said Sanwo Olu said that APC in Lagos was facing the most critical election as winning the presidency would be the biggest political prize to win He told the party supporters not to rest on their oars but to work for the party s victory across board Asiwaju has done several things for all of us in one form or the other He has come to this same place to support several of us as governors senators House of Representatives and House of Assembly members He has done the assignments effortlessly in the past 23 years without asking for anything God has now given us the unique opportunity today for us for the first time to also raise his hands up as our donation of the best in class to the entire country I urge all of us to work for the victory of Asiwaju at polling unit by polling unit ward by ward and local government by local government he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lagos APC remains unbeatable – Tinubu
      Lagos APC remains unbeatable Tinubu L R Speaker Lagos State House of Assembly Mudashiru Obasa Deputy Governor Dr Obafemi Hamzat Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC Asiwaju Bola Tinubu the State Party Chairman Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi and APC National Women Leader Dr Betta Edu during Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC Sen Bola Tinubu on Wednesday said the party in Lagos remained unbeatable Tinubu said this at the Lagos APC secretariat on Acme Road Ogba during the party s caucus meeting Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State led all members of the State Executive Council to the meeting which was presided over by the Lagos APC chairman Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi Tinubu said that he returned to his political base to meet the Lagos APC family stronger than he left it According to him those entrusted with the administration of the party affairs after he weaned himself off the supervisory duty have not made him regret his decision to pursue his presidential ambition He passed a vote of confidence on Sanwo Olu and other party leaders for nurturing the APC political machinery in the state stressing that the party remained unbeatable in Lagos I left Lagos for Abuja leaving the party members with Sanwo Olu Hamzat leaders of the Governor s Advisory Council and other party leaders They are the ones who released me to go to Abuja to contest I left with many doubts and I was uncertain about what would be the fate of the party I was constantly in touch with the governor and his deputy Sometimes I would call the party chairman and ask them if we were doing the right thing in Lagos The reports they always gave me gave me more courage and confidence to move on with my engagement in Abuja I thank all of our leaders for keeping the party stronger I handed over to you an undefeated platform in Lagos The manner with which the party affairs have been conducted shows these people have fairly managed the home base Tinubu said He recalled that his journey to secure the party s presidential nomination in Abuja was littered with uncertainties but said the support raised from Lagos APC leadership boosted his confidence to move on and win the primaries The party leader said he was in the presidential race to win but that his fate was in the hands of the party members who must work hard to get votes for the party at the polls Tinubu urged party supporters to move out to the communities in their numbers and canvass voters He said that the work must start with the 57 local council chairmen for them to reach out to aggrieved members of the party at the grassroots in order to deliver more votes for APC in the general elections Our Local Government chairmen must do better than any other person in delivering votes for our party You met this party already built with structures across the communities There may be little cracks here and there you know what to do Manage your anger There is no politics without anger and pain But with the pain comes the joy of victory We are giving you an assignment to go back and recruit others We must forget about the opposition let s put our effort on the voters This is the time to reach out to aggrieved members and invite them back to the party fold This is not the time to be angry and spill the beans We must work together to achieve the bigger goal before us Tinubu said Sanwo Olu said that APC in Lagos was facing the most critical election as winning the presidency would be the biggest political prize to win He told the party supporters not to rest on their oars but to work for the party s victory across board Asiwaju has done several things for all of us in one form or the other He has come to this same place to support several of us as governors senators House of Representatives and House of Assembly members He has done the assignments effortlessly in the past 23 years without asking for anything God has now given us the unique opportunity today for us for the first time to also raise his hands up as our donation of the best in class to the entire country I urge all of us to work for the victory of Asiwaju at polling unit by polling unit ward by ward and local government by local government he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lagos APC remains unbeatable – Tinubu
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    Lagos APC remains unbeatable – Tinubu

    Lagos APC remains unbeatable – Tinubu L-R: Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa; Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat; Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; the State Party Chairman, Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi and APC National Women Leader, Dr Betta Edu during Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday said the party in Lagos remained unbeatable.

    Tinubu said this at the Lagos APC secretariat on Acme Road, Ogba, during the party’s caucus meeting.

    Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State led all members of the State Executive Council to the meeting, which was presided over by the Lagos APC chairman, Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi.

    Tinubu said that he returned to his political base to meet the Lagos APC family stronger than he left it.

    According to him, those entrusted with the administration of the party affairs after he weaned himself off the supervisory duty have not made him regret his decision to pursue his presidential ambition.

    He passed a vote of confidence on Sanwo-Olu and other party leaders for nurturing the APC political machinery in the state, stressing that the party remained unbeatable in Lagos.

    ”I left Lagos for Abuja, leaving the party members with Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat, leaders of the Governor’s Advisory Council and other party leaders.

    ”They are the ones who released me to go to Abuja to contest.

    I left with many doubts and I was uncertain about what would be the fate of the party.

    I was constantly in touch with the governor and his deputy.

    ”Sometimes, I would call the party chairman and ask them if we were doing the right thing in Lagos.

    The reports they always gave me gave me more courage and confidence to move on with my engagement in Abuja.

    ”I thank all of our leaders for keeping the party stronger.

    I handed over to you an undefeated platform in Lagos.

    The manner with which the party affairs have been conducted shows these people have fairly managed the home base,” Tinubu said.

    He recalled that his journey to secure the party’s presidential nomination in Abuja was littered with uncertainties, but said the support raised from Lagos APC leadership boosted his confidence to move on and win the primaries.

    The party leader said he was in the presidential race to win, but that his fate was in the hands of the party members, who must work hard to get votes for the party at the polls.

    Tinubu urged party supporters to move out to the communities in their numbers and canvass voters.

    He said that the work must start with the 57 local council chairmen, for them to reach out to aggrieved members of the party at the grassroots, in order to deliver more votes for APC in the general elections.

    ”Our Local Government chairmen must do better than any other person in delivering votes for our party.

    You met this party already built with structures across the communities.

    ”There may be little cracks here and there, you know what to do.

    Manage your anger.

    There is no politics without anger and pain.

    But with the pain comes the joy of victory.

    ”We are giving you an assignment to go back and recruit others.

    We must forget about the opposition, let’s put our effort on the voters.

    ”This is the time to reach out to aggrieved members and invite them back to the party fold.

    This is not the time to be angry and spill the beans.

    We must work together to achieve the bigger goal before us,” Tinubu said.

    Sanwo-Olu said that APC in Lagos was facing the most critical election, as winning the presidency would be the biggest political prize to win.

    He told the party supporters not to rest on their oars, but to work for the party’s victory across board.

    ”Asiwaju has done several things for all of us in one form or the other.

    He has come to this same place to support several of us as governors, senators, House of Representatives, and House of Assembly members.

    ”He has done the assignments effortlessly in the past 23 years without asking for anything.

    ”God has now given us the unique opportunity today for us for the first time to also raise his hands up as our donation of the best in class to the entire country.

    ”I urge all of us to work for the victory of Asiwaju at polling unit by polling unit, ward by ward, and local government by local government,” he said.


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  •  Zamfara chapter of the All Progressives Congress APC on Wednesday in Gusau expressed sadness at the death of the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in the state Alhaji Sani Ahmad Alhaji Ahmad died in Gusau on Wednesday at the age of 62 years after an official engagement with Islamic clerics Publicity Secretary of the APC in Zamfara Malam Yusuf Idris extended the condolences of the party to the family and associates of Ahmad State s chairman of the APC Alhaji Tukur Danfulani described the death as unfortunate sudden and shocking The state s PDP Chairman s death came while he was working to ensure peace among Islamic scholars On behalf of the entire APC members we extend our condolences to members of the PDP over the great loss We pray to Almighty Allah to grant him eternal rest Idris quoted Danfulani has having said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    APC mourns Zamfara PDP chairman in Zamfara
     Zamfara chapter of the All Progressives Congress APC on Wednesday in Gusau expressed sadness at the death of the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in the state Alhaji Sani Ahmad Alhaji Ahmad died in Gusau on Wednesday at the age of 62 years after an official engagement with Islamic clerics Publicity Secretary of the APC in Zamfara Malam Yusuf Idris extended the condolences of the party to the family and associates of Ahmad State s chairman of the APC Alhaji Tukur Danfulani described the death as unfortunate sudden and shocking The state s PDP Chairman s death came while he was working to ensure peace among Islamic scholars On behalf of the entire APC members we extend our condolences to members of the PDP over the great loss We pray to Almighty Allah to grant him eternal rest Idris quoted Danfulani has having said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    APC mourns Zamfara PDP chairman in Zamfara
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    APC mourns Zamfara PDP chairman in Zamfara

    Zamfara chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday in Gusau expressed sadness at the death of the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Alhaji Sani Ahmad.

    Alhaji Ahmad died in Gusau on Wednesday at the age of 62 years after an official engagement with Islamic clerics.

    Publicity Secretary of the APC in Zamfara, Malam Yusuf Idris extended the condolences of the party to the family and associates of Ahmad.

    State’s chairman of the APC, Alhaji Tukur Danfulani described the death as unfortunate, sudden and shocking.

    “The state’s PDP Chairman’s death came while he was working to ensure peace among Islamic scholars.

    “On behalf of the entire APC members, we extend our condolences to members of the PDP over the great loss.

    “We pray to Almighty Allah to grant him eternal rest,’’ Idris quoted Danfulani has having said.


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  •  The President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan has advised Nigerian leaders not to ignore concerns by some parts of the country over their alleged marginalisation Lawan disclosed this in Abuja on Wednesday at a Public Presentation of a book titled Foundation of Nigeria s Unity authored by Prof Sandy Onor representative of Cross Rivers Central Senatorial District He warned that not doing so would decimate their patriotism and erect walls of division among the country s regions as well as further inflame calls for secession He said it behooved on leaders to lead in such a manner that the institutions and the citizens would feel their stewardship Lawan said that the unity of the country was a collective responsibility hence must be created and sustained by all Our founding fathers know they were not geographically separated but have differences in other areas yet they decided to come together They tried so hard to ensure unity in diversity The challenge is not ours as they had done their best but now it is the challenge of leaders of Nigeria When leaders decide to lead very well religion ethnicity geographical location will not matter but what will matter is unity security and this is doable This book is telling us that we have to go back and discover where we missed the road and retrace our steps With all the challenges we have there are still people trying so hard to create and sustain the unity of this country and we must all work together to make Nigeria a united country he said He commended the author saying that the book wouldn t have come at a better time than now when the country is moving towards another general elections Former Attorney General and Minister of Justice Chief Kanu Agabi also called for the establishment of a National Integration Commission to strengthen the unity of the country Agabi who is also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria SAN said We are one people God gave dominion to man which is what we have as a country Nigeria is not an artificial nation We are praying for good leaders but let us not despair as we will get there We are one people and this must begin by respecting our constitution Though the constitution may not be the best but it can be reviewed We need a national integration commission for us to integrate the country and live in unity as a people he said Also the Governor of Rivers Nyesom Wike said that the country would not get things right until citizens begin to appreciate equity fairness and justice Wike who was represented by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the state Prof Zacchaeus Adangor said it was important to pay serious attention to the federal system In the beginning there was no Nigeria we had different ethnic groups and empires but we were brought together to become one Nigeria Until we begin to make that Nigeria state on the premise of equity and fairness then we can never get it right he said Meanwhile the People s Democratic Party PDP National Women Leader Prof Stella Effah Attoe commended the author for dedicating a chapter of the book to women Effah Attoe called on Nigerian leaders to address the issue of national integration by looking at the past and building the future The book Reviewer Prof Christopher Ogbogbo who is the Director of Research Nigerian Army Resource Centre Abuja said that the fundamental purpose of the book was to bring into focus the unity of the country Ogbogbo said that the 10 chapters and 333 pages of the book examine the problems of political elites and the need to stay together in spite of options in differences Unity is a deliberate efforts of deliberate people and it requires unwavering commitment of people The book focuses on the role of women as strong pillars prepared to forge unity and this can only happen when there is inclusiveness The unity of Nigeria is critical and we must understand this through our history by learning lessons to forge ahead Hence we should not allow individual interest to override collective interest he said Ogbogbo called on Nigerians to make judicious use of their Permanent Voters Card PVC to have a better and new Nigeria they crave for However the author Prof Sandy Onor said that it was wrong for anyone to describe Nigeria as an artificial nation Onor said You may be a Muslim you may be a Christian or an Africanist what matters is that we worship one God and so we must learn to love ourselves There are good Nigerians everywhere in the north south We must ensure we live together in love and unity he said nan news NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Address alleged marginalisation by citizens, says Lawan
     The President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan has advised Nigerian leaders not to ignore concerns by some parts of the country over their alleged marginalisation Lawan disclosed this in Abuja on Wednesday at a Public Presentation of a book titled Foundation of Nigeria s Unity authored by Prof Sandy Onor representative of Cross Rivers Central Senatorial District He warned that not doing so would decimate their patriotism and erect walls of division among the country s regions as well as further inflame calls for secession He said it behooved on leaders to lead in such a manner that the institutions and the citizens would feel their stewardship Lawan said that the unity of the country was a collective responsibility hence must be created and sustained by all Our founding fathers know they were not geographically separated but have differences in other areas yet they decided to come together They tried so hard to ensure unity in diversity The challenge is not ours as they had done their best but now it is the challenge of leaders of Nigeria When leaders decide to lead very well religion ethnicity geographical location will not matter but what will matter is unity security and this is doable This book is telling us that we have to go back and discover where we missed the road and retrace our steps With all the challenges we have there are still people trying so hard to create and sustain the unity of this country and we must all work together to make Nigeria a united country he said He commended the author saying that the book wouldn t have come at a better time than now when the country is moving towards another general elections Former Attorney General and Minister of Justice Chief Kanu Agabi also called for the establishment of a National Integration Commission to strengthen the unity of the country Agabi who is also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria SAN said We are one people God gave dominion to man which is what we have as a country Nigeria is not an artificial nation We are praying for good leaders but let us not despair as we will get there We are one people and this must begin by respecting our constitution Though the constitution may not be the best but it can be reviewed We need a national integration commission for us to integrate the country and live in unity as a people he said Also the Governor of Rivers Nyesom Wike said that the country would not get things right until citizens begin to appreciate equity fairness and justice Wike who was represented by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the state Prof Zacchaeus Adangor said it was important to pay serious attention to the federal system In the beginning there was no Nigeria we had different ethnic groups and empires but we were brought together to become one Nigeria Until we begin to make that Nigeria state on the premise of equity and fairness then we can never get it right he said Meanwhile the People s Democratic Party PDP National Women Leader Prof Stella Effah Attoe commended the author for dedicating a chapter of the book to women Effah Attoe called on Nigerian leaders to address the issue of national integration by looking at the past and building the future The book Reviewer Prof Christopher Ogbogbo who is the Director of Research Nigerian Army Resource Centre Abuja said that the fundamental purpose of the book was to bring into focus the unity of the country Ogbogbo said that the 10 chapters and 333 pages of the book examine the problems of political elites and the need to stay together in spite of options in differences Unity is a deliberate efforts of deliberate people and it requires unwavering commitment of people The book focuses on the role of women as strong pillars prepared to forge unity and this can only happen when there is inclusiveness The unity of Nigeria is critical and we must understand this through our history by learning lessons to forge ahead Hence we should not allow individual interest to override collective interest he said Ogbogbo called on Nigerians to make judicious use of their Permanent Voters Card PVC to have a better and new Nigeria they crave for However the author Prof Sandy Onor said that it was wrong for anyone to describe Nigeria as an artificial nation Onor said You may be a Muslim you may be a Christian or an Africanist what matters is that we worship one God and so we must learn to love ourselves There are good Nigerians everywhere in the north south We must ensure we live together in love and unity he said nan news NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Address alleged marginalisation by citizens, says Lawan
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    Address alleged marginalisation by citizens, says Lawan

    The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has advised Nigerian leaders not to ignore concerns by some parts of the country over their alleged marginalisation.

    Lawan disclosed this in Abuja on Wednesday at a Public Presentation of a book titled: ‘ Foundation of Nigeria’s Unity’ authored by Prof. Sandy Onor, representative of Cross Rivers Central Senatorial District.

    He warned that not doing so would decimate their patriotism and erect walls of division among the country’s regions, as well as further inflame calls for secession.

    He said it behooved on leaders to lead in such a manner that the institutions and the citizens would feel their stewardship.

    Lawan said that the unity of the country was a collective responsibility, hence must be created and sustained by all.

    ” Our founding fathers know they were not geographically separated but have differences in other areas, yet they decided to come together.

    ” They tried so hard to ensure unity in diversity.

    The challenge is not ours as they had done their best but now it is the challenge of leaders of Nigeria.

    ” When leaders decide to lead very well, religion, ethnicity, geographical location will not matter but what will matter is unity, security and this is doable.

    ” This book is telling us that we have to go back and discover where we missed the road and retrace our steps.

    ” With all the challenges we have, there are still people trying so hard to create and sustain the unity of this country and we must all work together to make Nigeria a united country,” he said.

    He commended the author saying that the book wouldn’t have come at a better time than now when the country is moving towards another general elections.

    Former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Chief Kanu Agabi, also called for the establishment of a National Integration Commission to strengthen the unity of the country.

    Agabi, who is also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said, “We are one people, God gave dominion to man which is what we have as a country.

    Nigeria is not an artificial nation.

    We are praying for good leaders but let us not despair as we will get there.

    ” We are one people and this must begin by respecting our constitution.

    Though, the constitution may not be the best but it can be reviewed.

    ” We need a national integration commission for us to integrate the country and live in unity as a people,” he said.

    Also, the Governor of Rivers,  Nyesom Wike, said that the country would not get things right until citizens begin to appreciate equity, fairness and justice.

    Wike, who was represented by the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in the state, Prof. Zacchaeus Adangor, said it was important to pay serious attention to the federal system.

    ” In the beginning, there was no Nigeria, we had different ethnic groups and empires but we were brought together to become one Nigeria.

    ” Until we begin to make that Nigeria state on the premise of equity and fairness, then we can never get it right,” he said.

    Meanwhile, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) National Women Leader, Prof. Stella Effah-Attoe, commended the author for dedicating a chapter of the book to women.

    Effah-Attoe called on Nigerian leaders to address the issue of national integration by looking at the past and building the future.

    The book Reviewer, Prof. Christopher Ogbogbo, who is the Director of Research, Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja, said that the fundamental purpose of the book was to bring into focus the unity of the country.

    Ogbogbo said that the 10 chapters and 333 pages of the book examine the problems of political elites and the need to stay together in spite of options in differences.

    ” Unity is a deliberate efforts of deliberate people and it requires unwavering commitment of people.

    ” The book focuses on the role of women as strong pillars prepared to forge unity and this can only happen when there is inclusiveness.

    ” The unity of Nigeria is critical and we must understand this through our history by learning lessons to forge ahead.

    Hence, we should not allow individual interest to override collective interest,’ he said.

    Ogbogbo called on Nigerians to make judicious use of their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) to have a better and new Nigeria they crave for.

    However, the author, Prof. Sandy Onor, said that it was wrong for anyone to describe Nigeria as an artificial nation.

    Onor said,  “You may be a Muslim, you may be a Christian or an Africanist, what matters is that we worship one God and so we must learn to love ourselves.

    ” There are good Nigerians everywhere, in the north, south.

    We must ensure we live together in love and unity,” he said.

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  •  The UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation UNESCO on Wednesday renewed its call for all necessary measures to ensure that crimes committed against journalists are properly investigated and their perpetrators identified and convicted According to new UNESCO data global impunity rate for journalist killings remains shockingly high at 86 per cent The UN cultural agency made the appeal in its message to mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists A decade ago countries endorsed the UN action plan which aims to protect journalists prevent crimes against them and pursue their perpetrators This groundbreaking document was adopted to acknowledge the vital work journalists do for example when they report on conflicts and crises or when they inquire into the workings of power Also when they investigate corruption and other forms of injustice as well as the risks they face when doing this Ms Audrey Azoulay the UNESCO Director General said Much progress has been made since the plan s adoption she reported with concrete measures implemented at the national regional and global levels UNESCO has also played a part including through training nearly 36 000 judicial law enforcement and security officials on issues such as freedom of expression and the security of journalists including online However journalists continue to be killed at an alarming rate Azoulay said UNESCO data reveals that 955 journalists have lost their lives over the past decade and 2022 has been the deadliest year since 2018 Azoulay called for renewed commitment to protecting journalists everywhere and at all times This means in situations of conflict and crisis of course and UNESCO is supporting journalists in Ukraine and Afghanistan for instance It also means in times of peace for that is when most journalists have been killed in recent years she said The UNESCO chief further called for stepping up efforts online where new forms of violence have surfaced especially targeting women with three in four women journalists having experienced online harassment NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Impunity against journalists remains unacceptably high at 86% – UNESCO
     The UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation UNESCO on Wednesday renewed its call for all necessary measures to ensure that crimes committed against journalists are properly investigated and their perpetrators identified and convicted According to new UNESCO data global impunity rate for journalist killings remains shockingly high at 86 per cent The UN cultural agency made the appeal in its message to mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists A decade ago countries endorsed the UN action plan which aims to protect journalists prevent crimes against them and pursue their perpetrators This groundbreaking document was adopted to acknowledge the vital work journalists do for example when they report on conflicts and crises or when they inquire into the workings of power Also when they investigate corruption and other forms of injustice as well as the risks they face when doing this Ms Audrey Azoulay the UNESCO Director General said Much progress has been made since the plan s adoption she reported with concrete measures implemented at the national regional and global levels UNESCO has also played a part including through training nearly 36 000 judicial law enforcement and security officials on issues such as freedom of expression and the security of journalists including online However journalists continue to be killed at an alarming rate Azoulay said UNESCO data reveals that 955 journalists have lost their lives over the past decade and 2022 has been the deadliest year since 2018 Azoulay called for renewed commitment to protecting journalists everywhere and at all times This means in situations of conflict and crisis of course and UNESCO is supporting journalists in Ukraine and Afghanistan for instance It also means in times of peace for that is when most journalists have been killed in recent years she said The UNESCO chief further called for stepping up efforts online where new forms of violence have surfaced especially targeting women with three in four women journalists having experienced online harassment NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Impunity against journalists remains unacceptably high at 86% – UNESCO
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    Impunity against journalists remains unacceptably high at 86% – UNESCO

    The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), on Wednesday renewed its call for all necessary measures to ensure that crimes committed against journalists are properly investigated, and their perpetrators identified and convicted.

    According to new UNESCO data, global impunity rate for journalist killings remains shockingly high at 86 per cent.

    The UN cultural agency made the appeal in its message to mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists.

    A decade ago, countries endorsed the UN action plan which aims to protect journalists, prevent crimes against them, and pursue their perpetrators.

    “This groundbreaking document was adopted to acknowledge the vital work journalists do – for example when they report on conflicts and crises, or when they inquire into the workings of power.

    “Also, when they investigate corruption and other forms of injustice – as well as the risks they face when doing this,” Ms Audrey Azoulay, the UNESCO Director-General, said.

    Much progress has been made since the plan’s adoption, she reported, with concrete measures implemented at the national, regional and global levels.

    UNESCO has also played a part, including through training nearly 36,000 judicial, law enforcement and security officials on issues such as freedom of expression and the security of journalists, including online.

    However, “journalists continue to be killed at an alarming rate,” Azoulay said.

    UNESCO data reveals that 955 journalists have lost their lives over the past decade, and 2022 has been the deadliest year since 2018. Azoulay called for renewed commitment to protecting journalists everywhere, and at all times.

    “This means in situations of conflict and crisis, of course, and UNESCO is supporting journalists in Ukraine and Afghanistan, for instance.

    “It also means in times of peace – for that is when most journalists have been killed in recent years,” she said.

    The UNESCO chief further called for stepping up efforts online, where new forms of violence have surfaced, especially targeting women, with three in four women journalists having experienced online harassment.  


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  •  UN Secretary General Ant nio Guterres has called on governments and the international community to take necessary steps to protect journalists to end a common culture of impunity and to enable journalists to do their essential work Guterres msde the appeal in his message on Wednesday to mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists The United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 68163 at its 68th session in 2013 which proclaimed the November 2 as the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists This year also marks the 10th anniversary of the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity The secretary general underscored the importance of a free press which he said is vital to a functioning democracy exposing wrongdoing navigating our complex world He said a free press is vital to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs the blueprint for a more just equitable and greener future On this International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists let us honour our media workers and stand up for truth justice and human rights for all he said Despite their critical role according to him more than 70 journalists have been killed this year alone Most of these crimes go unsolved Meanwhile a record number of journalists are incarcerated today while threats of imprisonment violence and death keep growing Guterres said Furthermore he said a surge in disinformation online bullying and hate speech particularly against women journalists was contributing to the stifling of media workers around the globe Intimidation through the abuse of legal financial and other means is undermining efforts to hold the powerful accountable These trends threaten not only journalists but society as a whole he added Eighteen have been murdered so far this year according to the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation UNESCO which maintains an online database on judicial enquiries into journalist killings worldwide Patricia Monreal V zquez has been reporting for more than 25 years and covers issues related to human rights gender and electoral and political issues She is based in Morelia capital of the western state of Michoac n Monreal said violence against journalists had worsened since 2006 which is when the first cases of journalist disappearances began And this began to discourage to silence to generate self censorship in the media A total of 14 colleagues were murdered from 2006 to date and six are missing And nobody has been detained here in Michoac n in any of these cases except for one she said She believes that this situation together with adverse working conditions and the lack of development opportunities have affected the quality of journalism because survival comes first Yes there is an inhibiting effect especially at the regional level and media outlets are being closed due to threats Monreal said It is a very complex situation because it involves families she said citing the 2017 kidnapping and murder of Salvador Adame director of a local TV station as an example He had already been buried and still the following year his family was expelled from their home Even death is not enough the journalist lamented nanews NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UN chief urges govts, international community to protect journalists
     UN Secretary General Ant nio Guterres has called on governments and the international community to take necessary steps to protect journalists to end a common culture of impunity and to enable journalists to do their essential work Guterres msde the appeal in his message on Wednesday to mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists The United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 68163 at its 68th session in 2013 which proclaimed the November 2 as the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists This year also marks the 10th anniversary of the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity The secretary general underscored the importance of a free press which he said is vital to a functioning democracy exposing wrongdoing navigating our complex world He said a free press is vital to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs the blueprint for a more just equitable and greener future On this International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists let us honour our media workers and stand up for truth justice and human rights for all he said Despite their critical role according to him more than 70 journalists have been killed this year alone Most of these crimes go unsolved Meanwhile a record number of journalists are incarcerated today while threats of imprisonment violence and death keep growing Guterres said Furthermore he said a surge in disinformation online bullying and hate speech particularly against women journalists was contributing to the stifling of media workers around the globe Intimidation through the abuse of legal financial and other means is undermining efforts to hold the powerful accountable These trends threaten not only journalists but society as a whole he added Eighteen have been murdered so far this year according to the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation UNESCO which maintains an online database on judicial enquiries into journalist killings worldwide Patricia Monreal V zquez has been reporting for more than 25 years and covers issues related to human rights gender and electoral and political issues She is based in Morelia capital of the western state of Michoac n Monreal said violence against journalists had worsened since 2006 which is when the first cases of journalist disappearances began And this began to discourage to silence to generate self censorship in the media A total of 14 colleagues were murdered from 2006 to date and six are missing And nobody has been detained here in Michoac n in any of these cases except for one she said She believes that this situation together with adverse working conditions and the lack of development opportunities have affected the quality of journalism because survival comes first Yes there is an inhibiting effect especially at the regional level and media outlets are being closed due to threats Monreal said It is a very complex situation because it involves families she said citing the 2017 kidnapping and murder of Salvador Adame director of a local TV station as an example He had already been buried and still the following year his family was expelled from their home Even death is not enough the journalist lamented nanews NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UN chief urges govts, international community to protect journalists
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    UN chief urges govts, international community to protect journalists

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called on governments and the international community to take necessary steps to protect journalists, to end a common culture of impunity and to enable journalists to do their essential work.

    Guterres msde the appeal in his message on Wednesday to mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists.

    The United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 68163 at its 68th session in 2013, which proclaimed the November 2 as the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.

    This year also marks the 10th anniversary of the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity.

    The secretary-general underscored the importance of a free press, which he said, is vital to a functioning democracy, exposing wrongdoing, navigating our complex world.

    He said a free press is vital to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the blueprint for a more just, equitable and greener future.

    “On this International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, let us honour our media workers, and stand up for truth, justice and human rights for all,” he said.

    Despite their critical role, according to him, more than 70 journalists have been killed this year alone.

    “Most of these crimes go unsolved.

    Meanwhile, a record number of journalists are incarcerated today, while threats of imprisonment, violence, and death keep growing,” Guterres said.

    Furthermore, he said a surge in disinformation, online bullying and hate speech, particularly against women journalists was contributing to the stifling of media workers around the globe.

    “Intimidation through the abuse of legal, financial and other means, is undermining efforts to hold the powerful accountable.

    These trends threaten not only journalists, but society as a whole,” he added.

    Eighteen have been murdered so far this year, according to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), which maintains an online database on judicial enquiries into journalist killings worldwide.

    Patricia Monreal Vázquez has been reporting for more than 25 years, and covers issues related to human rights, gender, and electoral and political issues.

    She is based in Morelia, capital of the western state of Michoacán.

    Monreal said violence against journalists had worsened since 2006, which is when the first cases of journalist disappearances began.

    “And this began to discourage, to silence, to generate self-censorship in the media.

    “A total of 14 colleagues were murdered from 2006 to date and six are missing.

    And nobody has been detained here in Michoacán in any of these cases, except for one,” she said.

    She believes that this situation, together with adverse working conditions and the lack of development opportunities, have affected the quality of journalism because survival comes first.

    “Yes, there is an inhibiting effect, especially at the regional level, and media outlets are being closed due to threats,’’ Monreal said.

    “It is a very complex situation because it involves families,” she said, citing the 2017 kidnapping and murder of Salvador Adame, director of a local TV station, as an example.

    “He had already been buried, and still the following year his family was expelled from their home.

    Even death is not enough,’’ the journalist lamented.

    nanews.


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  •  Plateau United on Wednesday in Abuja began their campaign in the 20222023 CAF Confederation Cup playoffs on a bright note beating Al Akhdar Sports Club of Libya 4 1 In the playoffs first leg match played at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Ibrahim Mustapha opened scoring for the hosts through a powerful header after 26 minutes Ifeanyi Emmanuel doubled the tally for the Jos based clubside in the 40th minute through another header to give the hosts a two goal advantage at the end of the first half Plateau United continued from where they left off in the second half as they piled pressure of the visitors defence They got their reward in the 75th minute after a lovely pinpoint throw in from team captain Daniel Itodo which connected with the legs of substitute Albert Hilary for the third goal Al Akhdar however pulled a goal back through Ary Babel s lovely header in the 84th minute There was a late goal to come in the 90th minute after Hilary added a fourth goal for Plateau United from a simple tap in This was after a clever dribble by substitute Chimezie Izu sent Hilary through on goal in the 90th minute The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Plateau United will travel to Libya for the second leg next week Winners of the two leg tie will qualify for the group stage of the 20222023 CAF Confederation Cup NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CAF Confederation Cup: Plateau United put four goals past Al Akhdar SC
     Plateau United on Wednesday in Abuja began their campaign in the 20222023 CAF Confederation Cup playoffs on a bright note beating Al Akhdar Sports Club of Libya 4 1 In the playoffs first leg match played at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Ibrahim Mustapha opened scoring for the hosts through a powerful header after 26 minutes Ifeanyi Emmanuel doubled the tally for the Jos based clubside in the 40th minute through another header to give the hosts a two goal advantage at the end of the first half Plateau United continued from where they left off in the second half as they piled pressure of the visitors defence They got their reward in the 75th minute after a lovely pinpoint throw in from team captain Daniel Itodo which connected with the legs of substitute Albert Hilary for the third goal Al Akhdar however pulled a goal back through Ary Babel s lovely header in the 84th minute There was a late goal to come in the 90th minute after Hilary added a fourth goal for Plateau United from a simple tap in This was after a clever dribble by substitute Chimezie Izu sent Hilary through on goal in the 90th minute The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Plateau United will travel to Libya for the second leg next week Winners of the two leg tie will qualify for the group stage of the 20222023 CAF Confederation Cup NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CAF Confederation Cup: Plateau United put four goals past Al Akhdar SC
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    CAF Confederation Cup: Plateau United put four goals past Al Akhdar SC

    Plateau United on Wednesday in Abuja began their campaign in the 20222023 CAF Confederation Cup playoffs on a bright note, beating Al Akhdar Sports Club of Libya 4-1. In the playoffs’ first leg match played at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Ibrahim Mustapha opened scoring for the hosts through a powerful header after 26 minutes.

    Ifeanyi Emmanuel doubled the tally for the Jos-based clubside in the 40th minute through another header to give the hosts a two-goal advantage at the end of the first half.

    Plateau United continued from where they left off in the second half as they piled pressure of the visitors’ defence.

    They got their reward in the 75th minute after a lovely pinpoint throw-in from team captain Daniel Itodo which connected with the legs of substitute Albert Hilary for the third goal.

    Al Akhdar however pulled a goal back through Ary Babel’s lovely header in the 84th minute.

    There was a late goal to come in the 90th minute after Hilary added a fourth goal for Plateau United from a simple tap-in.

    This was after a clever dribble by substitute Chimezie Izu sent Hilary through on goal in the 90th minute.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Plateau United will travel to Libya for the second leg next week.

    Winners of the two-leg tie will qualify for the group stage of the 20222023 CAF Confederation Cup.(
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  •  Plateau United on Wednesday in Abuja began their campaign in the 20222023 CAF Confederation Cup playoffs on a bright note beating Al Akhdar Sports Club of Libya 4 1 In the playoffs first leg match played at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Ibrahim Mustapha opened scoring for the hosts through a powerful header after 26 minutes Ifeanyi Emmanuel doubled the tally for the Jos based clubside in the 40th minute through another header to give the hosts a two goal advantage at the end of the first half Plateau United continued from where they left off in the second half as they piled pressure of the visitors defence They got their reward in the 75th minute after a lovely pinpoint throw in from team captain Daniel Itodo which connected with the legs of substitute Albert Hilary for the third goal Al Akhdar however pulled a goal back through Ary Babel s lovely header in the 84th minute There was a late goal to come in the 90th minute after Hilary added a fourth goal for Plateau United from a simple tap in This was after a clever dribble by substitute Chimezie Izu sent Hilary through on goal in the 90th minute The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Plateau United will travel to Libya for the second leg next week Winners of the two leg tie will qualify for the group stage of the 20222023 CAF Confederation Cup NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CAF Confederation Cup: Plateau United put four goals past Al Akhdar SC
     Plateau United on Wednesday in Abuja began their campaign in the 20222023 CAF Confederation Cup playoffs on a bright note beating Al Akhdar Sports Club of Libya 4 1 In the playoffs first leg match played at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Ibrahim Mustapha opened scoring for the hosts through a powerful header after 26 minutes Ifeanyi Emmanuel doubled the tally for the Jos based clubside in the 40th minute through another header to give the hosts a two goal advantage at the end of the first half Plateau United continued from where they left off in the second half as they piled pressure of the visitors defence They got their reward in the 75th minute after a lovely pinpoint throw in from team captain Daniel Itodo which connected with the legs of substitute Albert Hilary for the third goal Al Akhdar however pulled a goal back through Ary Babel s lovely header in the 84th minute There was a late goal to come in the 90th minute after Hilary added a fourth goal for Plateau United from a simple tap in This was after a clever dribble by substitute Chimezie Izu sent Hilary through on goal in the 90th minute The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Plateau United will travel to Libya for the second leg next week Winners of the two leg tie will qualify for the group stage of the 20222023 CAF Confederation Cup NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CAF Confederation Cup: Plateau United put four goals past Al Akhdar SC
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    CAF Confederation Cup: Plateau United put four goals past Al Akhdar SC

    Plateau United on Wednesday in Abuja began their campaign in the 20222023 CAF Confederation Cup playoffs on a bright note, beating Al Akhdar Sports Club of Libya 4-1. In the playoffs’ first leg match played at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Ibrahim Mustapha opened scoring for the hosts through a powerful header after 26 minutes.

    Ifeanyi Emmanuel doubled the tally for the Jos-based clubside in the 40th minute through another header to give the hosts a two-goal advantage at the end of the first half.

    Plateau United continued from where they left off in the second half as they piled pressure of the visitors’ defence.

    They got their reward in the 75th minute after a lovely pinpoint throw-in from team captain Daniel Itodo which connected with the legs of substitute Albert Hilary for the third goal.

    Al Akhdar however pulled a goal back through Ary Babel’s lovely header in the 84th minute.

    There was a late goal to come in the 90th minute after Hilary added a fourth goal for Plateau United from a simple tap-in.

    This was after a clever dribble by substitute Chimezie Izu sent Hilary through on goal in the 90th minute.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Plateau United will travel to Libya for the second leg next week.

    Winners of the two-leg tie will qualify for the group stage of the 20222023 CAF Confederation Cup.(
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  •  Gov Hope Uzodimma of Imo on Wednesday launched a strategic Master Plan to boost micro businesses Small and Medium Enterprises SMEs with the aim of Industrialising the state The blueprint targeting the promotion of economic growth is in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation UNIDO and initiated by the office of Chief Economic Adviser to the governor Prof Kenneth Amaeshi Unveiling the policy document at Sam Mbakwe Exco Chamber Government House Owerri Uzodimma said the ultimate aim was to place the state on the path of long and enduring economic renaissance Uzodinma said the industrial policy was carefully articulated to offer fresh pragmatic and actionable insights of the quest for the industrialisation of the state This industrial policy is a long term sustainable initiative which will outlive this administration Part of what the Imo industrial policy is set out to achieve is to identify all the economic potentials take advantage of where we have comparative advantages and clearly outline how government can help the harnessing of the potentials he said The governor explained that the road infrastructure creation of ministry of digital economy and dredging of the Orashi River to link up the Atlantic Ocean were projects aimed at Industrialisation The launch of the Imo industrial policy is not just an initiative to drive the economy but a plan that will guarantee the future of our youths prolong lives and also assure prosperity he said The governor also said the initiative was to accelerate job creation especially for the army of unemployed youths Uzodinma said his administration was willing to partner the private sector through public private partnership He urged investors to take advantage of the robust friendly investment climate in the state to invest in different sectors of the economy Invest in the digital economy agro industry tourism oil and gas mining fabrication and allied industries the governor appealed In his remarks the Regional Director of UNIDO Mr Jean Bakole said his organisation was committed to providing service advisory and support to develop industrial policy The industrial policy is a roadmap which will help the state see exactly where you are which kind of activity you will like to undertake and show clearly what next to do The policy also aims to reduce cost of doing business promote inclusive and sustainable industrial development sustainable entrepreneurial opportunities quality job creation massive local and foreign investments and trade surplus he added Bakole assured the governor that UNIDO would sustain its support for all activities of the policy and as well use its network to attract support and investments The chief economic adviser to the governor who presented an overview of the policy said it was focused on clear philosophy based on the principles of relevance pragmatism and sustainability We had wide consultations where we discovered that the state economy is based on micro businesses as well as SMEs We need to protect them and design a kind of policy that will help them grow to be part of the global chain he said Amaeshi said agro oil and gas minerals processing digital economy fabrication and renewable energy remained the emerging key industrialisation opportunities in the state We think that these sectors will help us solve the fundamental problems of job creation wealth and shared prosperity which is at the heart of this government he added Amaeshi commended the governor for showing political will that resulted in the policy Also speaking the Director General of Imo state Investment Promotion Agency Dr Jude Nzeako said the policy would enable the governor to intervene and direct investment to areas with comparative advantages He said this would enhance treasury management tax systems security and as well stimulate interest in the local government system NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Uzodimma unveils master plan to boost Imo Industrialisation Policy
     Gov Hope Uzodimma of Imo on Wednesday launched a strategic Master Plan to boost micro businesses Small and Medium Enterprises SMEs with the aim of Industrialising the state The blueprint targeting the promotion of economic growth is in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation UNIDO and initiated by the office of Chief Economic Adviser to the governor Prof Kenneth Amaeshi Unveiling the policy document at Sam Mbakwe Exco Chamber Government House Owerri Uzodimma said the ultimate aim was to place the state on the path of long and enduring economic renaissance Uzodinma said the industrial policy was carefully articulated to offer fresh pragmatic and actionable insights of the quest for the industrialisation of the state This industrial policy is a long term sustainable initiative which will outlive this administration Part of what the Imo industrial policy is set out to achieve is to identify all the economic potentials take advantage of where we have comparative advantages and clearly outline how government can help the harnessing of the potentials he said The governor explained that the road infrastructure creation of ministry of digital economy and dredging of the Orashi River to link up the Atlantic Ocean were projects aimed at Industrialisation The launch of the Imo industrial policy is not just an initiative to drive the economy but a plan that will guarantee the future of our youths prolong lives and also assure prosperity he said The governor also said the initiative was to accelerate job creation especially for the army of unemployed youths Uzodinma said his administration was willing to partner the private sector through public private partnership He urged investors to take advantage of the robust friendly investment climate in the state to invest in different sectors of the economy Invest in the digital economy agro industry tourism oil and gas mining fabrication and allied industries the governor appealed In his remarks the Regional Director of UNIDO Mr Jean Bakole said his organisation was committed to providing service advisory and support to develop industrial policy The industrial policy is a roadmap which will help the state see exactly where you are which kind of activity you will like to undertake and show clearly what next to do The policy also aims to reduce cost of doing business promote inclusive and sustainable industrial development sustainable entrepreneurial opportunities quality job creation massive local and foreign investments and trade surplus he added Bakole assured the governor that UNIDO would sustain its support for all activities of the policy and as well use its network to attract support and investments The chief economic adviser to the governor who presented an overview of the policy said it was focused on clear philosophy based on the principles of relevance pragmatism and sustainability We had wide consultations where we discovered that the state economy is based on micro businesses as well as SMEs We need to protect them and design a kind of policy that will help them grow to be part of the global chain he said Amaeshi said agro oil and gas minerals processing digital economy fabrication and renewable energy remained the emerging key industrialisation opportunities in the state We think that these sectors will help us solve the fundamental problems of job creation wealth and shared prosperity which is at the heart of this government he added Amaeshi commended the governor for showing political will that resulted in the policy Also speaking the Director General of Imo state Investment Promotion Agency Dr Jude Nzeako said the policy would enable the governor to intervene and direct investment to areas with comparative advantages He said this would enhance treasury management tax systems security and as well stimulate interest in the local government system NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Uzodimma unveils master plan to boost Imo Industrialisation Policy
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    Uzodimma unveils master plan to boost Imo Industrialisation Policy

    Gov. Hope Uzodimma of Imo on Wednesday,  launched a strategic Master Plan to boost micro-businesses, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) with the aim of Industrialising  the state.

    The blueprint,  targeting the promotion of economic growth  is in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and initiated by the office of Chief Economic Adviser to the governor, Prof. Kenneth Amaeshi Unveiling the policy document at Sam Mbakwe Exco Chamber, Government House Owerri, Uzodimma said the ultimate aim was to place the state on the path of long and  enduring economic renaissance.

    Uzodinma said the industrial policy was carefully articulated to offer fresh, pragmatic and actionable insights of the quest for the industrialisation of the state.

    “This industrial policy is a long-term sustainable initiative which will outlive this administration.

    “Part of what the Imo industrial policy is set out to achieve is to identify all the economic potentials, take advantage of where we have comparative advantages and clearly outline how government can help the harnessing of the potentials,” he said.

    The governor explained that the road infrastructure, creation of ministry of digital economy and dredging of the Orashi River to link up the Atlantic Ocean were projects aimed at Industrialisation.

    “The launch of the Imo industrial policy is not just an initiative to drive the economy but a plan that will guarantee the future of our youths, prolong lives and also assure prosperity,” he said.

    The governor also said the initiative was to accelerate job creation, especially for the army of unemployed youths.

    Uzodinma said his administration was  willing to partner the private sector through public-private partnership.

    He urged investors to take advantage of the robust friendly investment climate in the state to invest in different sectors of the economy.

    “Invest in the digital economy, agro industry, tourism, oil and gas, mining, fabrication, and allied industries,” the governor appealed.

    In his remarks, the Regional Director of UNIDO, Mr Jean Bakole, said his organisation was committed to providing service advisory and support to develop industrial policy.

    “The industrial policy is a roadmap which will help the state see exactly where you are, which kind of activity you will like to undertake, and show clearly what next to do.

    “The policy also aims to reduce cost of doing business, promote inclusive and sustainable industrial development, sustainable entrepreneurial opportunities, quality job creation, massive local and foreign investments, and trade surplus,” he added.

    Bakole assured the governor that UNIDO would sustain its support for all activities of the policy and as well use its network to attract support and investments.

    The chief economic adviser to the governor who presented an overview of the policy, said it was focused on clear philosophy based on the principles of relevance, pragmatism and sustainability.

    “We had wide consultations where we discovered that the state economy is based on micro-businesses as well as SMEs. “We need to protect them and design a kind of policy that will help them grow to be part of the global chain,” he said.

    Amaeshi said agro-, oil and gas, minerals processing, , digital economy, fabrication, and renewable energy remained  the emerging key industrialisation opportunities in the state.

    “We think that these sectors will help us solve the fundamental problems of job creation, wealth and shared prosperity which is at the heart of this government,” he added.

    Amaeshi commended the governor for showing political will that resulted in the policy.

    Also speaking, the Director-General of Imo state Investment Promotion Agency, Dr Jude Nzeako said the policy would enable the governor to intervene and direct investment to areas with comparative advantages.

    He said this would enhance treasury management, tax systems, security and as well stimulate interest in the local government system.


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  •  The Nasarawa State Government has urged youths to shun violence and other negative acts capable of destroying their future and that of the state at large The state Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development Amb Lucky Yargwa made the call on Wednesday in Lafia at a townhall meeting with youth various groups across the state The forum was themed Breaking The Barriers To Meaningful Participation And Inclusion In Advocacy Yargwa said that the importance of peace to human and societal development could not be overemphasised hence the need of his call in that direction He commended the youths for celebrating their day while calling for peaceful co existence among the youths The commissioner also applauded the youths for supporting Gov Abdullahi Sule s administration to exceed all expectations in the state He assured them that the state government would continue to support youth activities in the state to enable them excel and give them a sense of belonging And to enable them compete favourably with their counterparts around the globe he said Besides Yargwa called on the youths to take advantage of the various empowerment opportunities created by the Sule administration to make them become self reliant You can be employers of labour you can contribute your quota to your families and the state at large he said The commissioner further called on them to mobilise support for the re election of the governor and all ensure the success of other APC candidates in the 2023 general elections Earlier the state Chairman of the National Youth Council of Nigeria NYCN Mr Ja afar Loko applauded Sule for approving the celebration of the day in the state For appointing young people into various areas of his administration and for creating programmes and policies that have direct impact on the youths which continue to improve their welfare And place them at par with their counterparts around the Nigerian States he said The chairman assured the governor of their support at all times He however appealed for upgrades of youth development centres and skills acquisition centres across the state to meet acceptable and best standards so that more youths can benefit from the facilities The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the NYCN Nigeria Youth Parliament NYP Eggon Youth Movement EYM Worlfwide Youth Assembly of Nigeria YAN and Nigeria Youth Congress NYC were some of the youth organisations that participate in the event Others were the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN Youth Wi Jama atu Nasril Islam JNI Youth Wi Nasarawa State Students Association NASSA National Association of Nigerian Students NANS and Nasarawa State Social Media Influencers and presidents of ethnic nationalities NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nasarawa Govt urges youths to shun violence, social ills
     The Nasarawa State Government has urged youths to shun violence and other negative acts capable of destroying their future and that of the state at large The state Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development Amb Lucky Yargwa made the call on Wednesday in Lafia at a townhall meeting with youth various groups across the state The forum was themed Breaking The Barriers To Meaningful Participation And Inclusion In Advocacy Yargwa said that the importance of peace to human and societal development could not be overemphasised hence the need of his call in that direction He commended the youths for celebrating their day while calling for peaceful co existence among the youths The commissioner also applauded the youths for supporting Gov Abdullahi Sule s administration to exceed all expectations in the state He assured them that the state government would continue to support youth activities in the state to enable them excel and give them a sense of belonging And to enable them compete favourably with their counterparts around the globe he said Besides Yargwa called on the youths to take advantage of the various empowerment opportunities created by the Sule administration to make them become self reliant You can be employers of labour you can contribute your quota to your families and the state at large he said The commissioner further called on them to mobilise support for the re election of the governor and all ensure the success of other APC candidates in the 2023 general elections Earlier the state Chairman of the National Youth Council of Nigeria NYCN Mr Ja afar Loko applauded Sule for approving the celebration of the day in the state For appointing young people into various areas of his administration and for creating programmes and policies that have direct impact on the youths which continue to improve their welfare And place them at par with their counterparts around the Nigerian States he said The chairman assured the governor of their support at all times He however appealed for upgrades of youth development centres and skills acquisition centres across the state to meet acceptable and best standards so that more youths can benefit from the facilities The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the NYCN Nigeria Youth Parliament NYP Eggon Youth Movement EYM Worlfwide Youth Assembly of Nigeria YAN and Nigeria Youth Congress NYC were some of the youth organisations that participate in the event Others were the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN Youth Wi Jama atu Nasril Islam JNI Youth Wi Nasarawa State Students Association NASSA National Association of Nigerian Students NANS and Nasarawa State Social Media Influencers and presidents of ethnic nationalities NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nasarawa Govt urges youths to shun violence, social ills
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    Nasarawa Govt urges youths to shun violence, social ills

    The Nasarawa State Government has urged  youths to shun violence and other negative acts capable of destroying their future and that of the state at large.

    The state Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Amb. Lucky Yargwa, made the call on Wednesday in Lafia at a townhall meeting with youth various groups across the state.

    The forum was themed: “Breaking The Barriers To Meaningful Participation And Inclusion In Advocacy”.

    Yargwa said that the importance of peace to human and societal development could not be overemphasised, hence the need of his call in that direction.

    He commended the youths for celebrating their day, while calling for peaceful co-existence among the youths.

    The commissioner also applauded the youths for supporting Gov. Abdullahi Sule’s administration to exceed all expectations in the state.

    He assured them that the state government would continue to support youth activities in the state to enable them excel and give them a sense of belonging.

    “And to enable them compete favourably with their counterparts around the globe,” he said.

    Besides, Yargwa called on the youths to take advantage of the various empowerment opportunities created by the Sule administration to make them become self-reliant.

    “You can be employers of labour you can contribute your quota to your families and the state at large,” he said.

    The commissioner further called on them to mobilise support for the re-election of the governor and all ensure the success of other APC candidates in the 2023 general elections.

    Earlier, the state Chairman of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Mr Ja’afar Loko, applauded Sule for approving the celebration of the day in the state, “For appointing young people into various areas of his administration, and for creating programmes and policies that have direct impact on the youths which continue to improve their welfare.

    “And place them at par with their counterparts around the Nigerian States,” he said.

    The chairman assured the governor of their support at all times.

    He however appealed for upgrades of youth development centres and skills acquisition centres across the state to meet acceptable and best standards so that more youths can benefit from the facilities.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the NYCN, Nigeria Youth Parliament (NYP), Eggon Youth Movement (EYM) Worlfwide, Youth Assembly of Nigeria (YAN) and Nigeria Youth Congress (NYC) were some of the youth organisations that participate in the event.

    Others were the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN, Youth Wi, Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI, Youth Wi, Nasarawa State Students’ Association (NASSA), National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), and Nasarawa State Social Media Influencers and presidents of ethnic nationalities.


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  •  Sen Bola Tinubu All Progressives Congress APC Presidential Candidate has commiserated with the family of the Archbishop of Lagos Province Anglican Communion Most Rev Humphrey Olumakaiye over his death Tinubu in a condolence message by his media spokesperson Mr Tunde Rahman on Wednesday in Lagos also extended his condolences to the Christian community friends and associates of the deceased Olumakaiye the Lord Bishop and Missioner Diocese of Lagos 53 died during a brief illness He was the first Bishop of Osun North East in 2009 before being transferred to the Diocese of Lagos in 2018 The former governor of Lagos state described the death of the Bishop as sad and unfortunate and wished him eternal rest Tinubu while extoling the virtues of the deceased also expressed sadness at the passing of the Bishop I am deeply saddened by the passing of the Most Rev Dr Humprey Bamisebi Olumakaiye I knew and interacted closely with him A true man of God who evinced that divine calling each time you encountered him His death is most unfortunate and a loss not only to the Christendom but to me and many others as well He was truly committed to the service of God and humanity He was helpful in forging good relationship between Christians Muslims and adherents of other religions in Lagos state These he did through his gospel of tolerance mutual understanding and peaceful coexistence for which many will remember and extol him he said Tinubu prayed that Almighty God would grant late Olumakaiye s soul eternal rest and comfort his family relations the Lagos diocese members of the Archbishop s Palace Cathedral Church of Christ and the entire Christian community www NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Tinubu mourns Lagos Anglican Bishop, Rev. Olumakaiye
     Sen Bola Tinubu All Progressives Congress APC Presidential Candidate has commiserated with the family of the Archbishop of Lagos Province Anglican Communion Most Rev Humphrey Olumakaiye over his death Tinubu in a condolence message by his media spokesperson Mr Tunde Rahman on Wednesday in Lagos also extended his condolences to the Christian community friends and associates of the deceased Olumakaiye the Lord Bishop and Missioner Diocese of Lagos 53 died during a brief illness He was the first Bishop of Osun North East in 2009 before being transferred to the Diocese of Lagos in 2018 The former governor of Lagos state described the death of the Bishop as sad and unfortunate and wished him eternal rest Tinubu while extoling the virtues of the deceased also expressed sadness at the passing of the Bishop I am deeply saddened by the passing of the Most Rev Dr Humprey Bamisebi Olumakaiye I knew and interacted closely with him A true man of God who evinced that divine calling each time you encountered him His death is most unfortunate and a loss not only to the Christendom but to me and many others as well He was truly committed to the service of God and humanity He was helpful in forging good relationship between Christians Muslims and adherents of other religions in Lagos state These he did through his gospel of tolerance mutual understanding and peaceful coexistence for which many will remember and extol him he said Tinubu prayed that Almighty God would grant late Olumakaiye s soul eternal rest and comfort his family relations the Lagos diocese members of the Archbishop s Palace Cathedral Church of Christ and the entire Christian community www NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Tinubu mourns Lagos Anglican Bishop, Rev. Olumakaiye
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    Tinubu mourns Lagos Anglican Bishop, Rev. Olumakaiye

    Sen. Bola Tinubu, All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate  has commiserated with the family of the Archbishop of Lagos Province, Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Humphrey Olumakaiye over his death.

    Tinubu in a condolence message by his media spokesperson, Mr Tunde Rahman on Wednesday in Lagos, also extended his condolences to the Christian community, friends and associates of the deceased.

    Olumakaiye, the Lord Bishop and Missioner, Diocese of Lagos, 53, died during a brief illness.

    He was the first Bishop of Osun North East in 2009 before being transferred to the Diocese of Lagos in 2018. The former governor of Lagos state described the death of the Bishop as sad and unfortunate,  and wished him eternal rest.

    Tinubu while extoling the virtues of the deceased,  also expressed sadness at the passing of the Bishop.

    “I am deeply saddened by the passing of the Most Rev. Dr Humprey Bamisebi Olumakaiye.

    “I knew and interacted closely with him.

    A true man of God who evinced that divine calling each time you encountered him.

    “His death is most unfortunate and a loss,  not only to the Christendom but to me and many others as well.

    “He was truly committed to the service of God and humanity.

    He was helpful in forging good relationship between Christians, Muslims and adherents of other religions in Lagos state.

    “These,  he did through his gospel of tolerance, mutual understanding and peaceful coexistence for which many will remember and extol him,” he said.

    Tinubu prayed that Almighty God would  grant late Olumakaiye’s soul eternal rest and comfort his family, relations, the Lagos diocese, members of the Archbishop’s Palace Cathedral Church of Christ and the entire Christian community.

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