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  •  The University of Jos chapter of ASUU says its members will not return to lecture theatres until their withheld salaries are paid Chairman of the chapter Dr Lazarus Maigoro stated on Friday in Jos that the chapter members were not on another strike He added that the decision to stay at home was taken at a congress held on Friday The national body of ASUU suspended its eight month old strike on Oct 14 following a court order directing union members to resume lectures and an intervention by the House of Representatives leadership Maigoro explained that part of the agreement reached with the Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep Femi Gbajabiamila was that 50 per cent of withheld salaries would be paid with immediate effect As we speak only 17 days prorated October salary was paid to our members by the office of the Accountant General of the Federation In view of the bottleneck on the payment of backlog of salaries the congress of ASUU at the University of Jos met and resolved to stay at home until the withheld salaries are paid We are not on another strike though For the avoidance of doubt our members are back to work willing and ready to teach but are unable to work Based on the revised academic calendar for the 20202021 session approved by the Senate of the university lectures should have started but the lack of payment of salaries has constrained our members from going to the classrooms to teach he stated According to Maigoro the decision not to teach means that students who have resumed will wait indefinitely while lecturers await the payment of withheld salaries NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UNIJOS lecturers vow not to teach until withheld salaries are paid
     The University of Jos chapter of ASUU says its members will not return to lecture theatres until their withheld salaries are paid Chairman of the chapter Dr Lazarus Maigoro stated on Friday in Jos that the chapter members were not on another strike He added that the decision to stay at home was taken at a congress held on Friday The national body of ASUU suspended its eight month old strike on Oct 14 following a court order directing union members to resume lectures and an intervention by the House of Representatives leadership Maigoro explained that part of the agreement reached with the Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep Femi Gbajabiamila was that 50 per cent of withheld salaries would be paid with immediate effect As we speak only 17 days prorated October salary was paid to our members by the office of the Accountant General of the Federation In view of the bottleneck on the payment of backlog of salaries the congress of ASUU at the University of Jos met and resolved to stay at home until the withheld salaries are paid We are not on another strike though For the avoidance of doubt our members are back to work willing and ready to teach but are unable to work Based on the revised academic calendar for the 20202021 session approved by the Senate of the university lectures should have started but the lack of payment of salaries has constrained our members from going to the classrooms to teach he stated According to Maigoro the decision not to teach means that students who have resumed will wait indefinitely while lecturers await the payment of withheld salaries NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UNIJOS lecturers vow not to teach until withheld salaries are paid
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    UNIJOS lecturers vow not to teach until withheld salaries are paid

    The University of Jos chapter of ASUU says its members will not return to lecture theatres until their withheld salaries are paid.Chairman of the chapter, Dr. Lazarus Maigoro, stated on Friday in Jos that the chapter members were not on another strike.He added that the decision to stay at home was taken at a congress held on Friday.The national body of ASUU suspended its eight-month old strike on Oct.14, following a court order directing union members to resume lectures and an intervention by the House of Representatives leadership.Maigoro explained that part of the agreement reached with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila was that 50 per cent of withheld salaries would be paid with immediate effect.“As we speak, only 17 days prorated October salary was paid to our members by the office of the Accountant General of the Federation “In view of the bottleneck on the payment of backlog of salaries, the congress of ASUU at the University of Jos met and resolved to stay at home until the withheld salaries are paid.“We are not on another strike, though.“For the avoidance of doubt, our members are back to work, willing and ready to teach but are unable to work.“Based on the revised academic calendar for the 20202021 session approved by the Senate of the university, lectures should have started, but the lack of payment of salaries has constrained our members from going to the classrooms to teach,’’ he stated.According to Maigoro, the decision not to teach means that students who have resumed will wait indefinitely while lecturers await the payment of withheld salaries.NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Chief Jim Ovia businessman and founder of Zenith Bank Africa s largest commercial bank In a congratulatory message issued by his media aide Mr Femi Adesina on Friday in Abuja the president described Ovia as a symbol of service and dedication Buhari praised him for his life of service to society saying Jim Ovia is a beloved citizen The president further lauded him for his visionary accomplishments in business and banking se tor He particularly praised Ovia for his efforts to accomplish seemingly impossible tasks as demonstrated by the success of Zenith Bank which he founded in 1990 as well as his commitment to the welfare of the nation and its people Buhari further commended the banker for identifying with the administration from its inception and for his support for the reform policies engendered by it In wishing Jim Ovia a happy birthday the president urged him to continue his service to the nation and its people and to do even more in these tough times NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Buhari salutes Jim Ovia at 71, commends his service to society
     President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Chief Jim Ovia businessman and founder of Zenith Bank Africa s largest commercial bank In a congratulatory message issued by his media aide Mr Femi Adesina on Friday in Abuja the president described Ovia as a symbol of service and dedication Buhari praised him for his life of service to society saying Jim Ovia is a beloved citizen The president further lauded him for his visionary accomplishments in business and banking se tor He particularly praised Ovia for his efforts to accomplish seemingly impossible tasks as demonstrated by the success of Zenith Bank which he founded in 1990 as well as his commitment to the welfare of the nation and its people Buhari further commended the banker for identifying with the administration from its inception and for his support for the reform policies engendered by it In wishing Jim Ovia a happy birthday the president urged him to continue his service to the nation and its people and to do even more in these tough times NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Buhari salutes Jim Ovia at 71, commends his service to society
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    Buhari salutes Jim Ovia at 71, commends his service to society

    President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Chief Jim Ovia, businessman and founder of Zenith Bank, Africa’s largest commercial bank.

    In a congratulatory message issued by his media aide, Mr Femi Adesina, on Friday in Abuja, the president described Ovia as a symbol of service and dedication.

    Buhari praised him for his life of service to society, saying ”Jim Ovia is a beloved citizen’ ‘.

    The president further lauded him for his visionary accomplishments in business and banking seçtor.

    He particularly praised Ovia for his ”efforts to accomplish seemingly impossible tasks as demonstrated by the success of Zenith Bank, which he founded in 1990, as well as his commitment to the welfare of the nation and its people”.

    Buhari further commended the banker for identifying with the administration from its inception, and for his support for the reform policies engendered by it.

    In wishing Jim Ovia a happy birthday, the president urged him to continue his service to the nation and its people and “to do even more in these tough times”.


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  •  Dr Jimoh Ayinla the Acting Provost College of Education Ilorin says students of the institution have shown remorsefuless and pleadsd for the reopening of the college to continue their academic session The acting provost disclosed this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Ilorin Ayinla said that the students had realised their mistakes and wrote an apology letter through the Students Union Government SUG of the institution to Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and the state Ministry of Tertiary Institutions They wrote an apology letter through the student executives seeking for pardon and promised never to repeat such rude and uncultured act again he said The acting provost revealed that the college management through the order from the ministry had constituted a committee on the issue He said that the committee would investigate those involved and decide on appropriate punishment to anybody or group found guilty of the incident in order to prevent future occurrence The committee just concluded their three days meeting and we are appealing to the government that normalcy has returned and that the school should be reopened for academic session to continue he said Ayinla however explained that the closure only affected the NCE students who misbehaved while other students continued with their various programmes and registration continued for new students The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the college on Oct 19 was shut following a protest embarked upon by some students of NCE programme NAN gathered that the college management had been lenient with the students by allowing them write the first semester examination and conducting their teaching practice after the protest NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Protest: College students remorseful, plead for resumption – Acting Provost
     Dr Jimoh Ayinla the Acting Provost College of Education Ilorin says students of the institution have shown remorsefuless and pleadsd for the reopening of the college to continue their academic session The acting provost disclosed this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Ilorin Ayinla said that the students had realised their mistakes and wrote an apology letter through the Students Union Government SUG of the institution to Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and the state Ministry of Tertiary Institutions They wrote an apology letter through the student executives seeking for pardon and promised never to repeat such rude and uncultured act again he said The acting provost revealed that the college management through the order from the ministry had constituted a committee on the issue He said that the committee would investigate those involved and decide on appropriate punishment to anybody or group found guilty of the incident in order to prevent future occurrence The committee just concluded their three days meeting and we are appealing to the government that normalcy has returned and that the school should be reopened for academic session to continue he said Ayinla however explained that the closure only affected the NCE students who misbehaved while other students continued with their various programmes and registration continued for new students The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the college on Oct 19 was shut following a protest embarked upon by some students of NCE programme NAN gathered that the college management had been lenient with the students by allowing them write the first semester examination and conducting their teaching practice after the protest NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Protest: College students remorseful, plead for resumption – Acting Provost
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    Protest: College students remorseful, plead for resumption – Acting Provost

    Dr Jimoh Ayinla, the Acting Provost, College of Education, Ilorin, says students of the institution have shown remorsefuless and pleadsd for the reopening of the college to continue their academic session.

    The acting provost disclosed this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Ilorin.

    Ayinla said that the students had realised their mistakes and wrote an apology letter through the Students Union Government (SUG) of the institution to Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and the state Ministry of Tertiary Institutions.

    “They wrote an apology letter through the student executives seeking for pardon and promised never to repeat such rude and uncultured act again,” he said.

    The acting provost revealed that the college management, through the order from the ministry, had constituted a committee on the issue.

    He said that the committee would investigate those involved and decide on appropriate punishment to anybody or group found guilty of the incident, in order to prevent future occurrence.

    “The committee just concluded their three days meeting and we are appealing to the government that normalcy has returned and that the school should be reopened for academic session to continue,” he said.

    Ayinla however explained that the closure only affected the NCE students who misbehaved, while other students continued with their various programmes and registration continued for new students.

    The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the college on Oct. 19,  was shut following a protest embarked upon by some students of NCE programme.

    NAN gathered that the college management had been lenient with the students by allowing them write the first semester examination and conducting their teaching practice after the protest.


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  •   NSE President tasks members on energy crisis resolution others Mr Christian Ufot imediate past ChaThe President Nigerian Society of Engineers NSE Mr Tasiu Gadari Wudil on Friday in Lagos challenged local engineers to redouble efforts towards resolving energy and development challenges in the nation Gadari Wudil represented by the inaugural Chairman Apapa NSE Chief Akintunde Zedomi made the call at the combined inauguration of Mr Babatunde Awode as the 10th Chairman of the branch and induction of new members Delivering the keynote address he challenged members of the Apapa branch to get involved in resolving development and infrastructure issues in their highbrow economic host community The street lights on Eko Bridge are not working properly I don t see any reason why the Apapa Branch cannot meet the Controller of Works to solve the problem he said He also challenged the branch to get involved in the blue and red rail line projects of the Lagos State Government which had major take off points from the Apapa axis The NSE President said the Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development was also planning an urban renewal project in which the engineers must make positive contributions Gadari Wudil said a ship Dockyard also existed in Apapa and the NSE branch must understudy their operations towards making impacting changes for development NSE wants every part of engineering to be covered Apapa branch should be ready to do more he said He also called on NSE Power Station branches to resolve technical challenges around designs construction and maintenance in power plants in the nation He insisted that they were put there in the Power Stations by the Engineering Council specifically to resolve power problems in the nation warning that they should stop attaching themselves to other NSE bodies Citing Egbin Power Station Branch as example he advised that they remained in their jurisdiction to solve problems instead of trying to link identity to Ikorodu Division of NSE Mr Christian Ufot immediate past Chairman reeled out achievements of the branch under his administration in sports manpower development welfare and other areas He gave a brief history of the branch which grew from 22 members at inception and now has over 700 members Mr Babatunde Awode newly inaugurated Chairman Apapa NSE promised quality leadership and thanked his predecessor and members for his election He sought support of members and advised inductees to uphold the ethics of the branch through hard work commitment and dedication to engineering goals The Guest Speaker Mr Sunday Makanjuola spoke on the topic Impact of Liquified Natural Gas L on Nigeria s Development Makanjuola represented by Mr Chuks Iluno a Fellow of the NSE gave chemical analysis on how gas is formed deep in the earth and how it can be extracted processed and compressed into cylinders He said several products were derivable from gas mining and could boost the nation s manufacturing industry because of the huge deposit but Nigeria needed the right leadership to harness the potential He explained that the quantum of gas the nation flares in 11 months could run the economy for over 10 years because the revenue lost was in trillions of dollars Nigeria is sitting on money he said The guest speaker said said piping of gas was a very important aspect needing urgent attention for effective transportion to curb leakage and wastes Makanjuola also enumerated the benefits of gas as fuel for cars reduction in carbon emisions to protect the environment as well as social economic development that could lead to Nigeria s industrial boom NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NSE President tasks members on energy crisis resolution, others
      NSE President tasks members on energy crisis resolution others Mr Christian Ufot imediate past ChaThe President Nigerian Society of Engineers NSE Mr Tasiu Gadari Wudil on Friday in Lagos challenged local engineers to redouble efforts towards resolving energy and development challenges in the nation Gadari Wudil represented by the inaugural Chairman Apapa NSE Chief Akintunde Zedomi made the call at the combined inauguration of Mr Babatunde Awode as the 10th Chairman of the branch and induction of new members Delivering the keynote address he challenged members of the Apapa branch to get involved in resolving development and infrastructure issues in their highbrow economic host community The street lights on Eko Bridge are not working properly I don t see any reason why the Apapa Branch cannot meet the Controller of Works to solve the problem he said He also challenged the branch to get involved in the blue and red rail line projects of the Lagos State Government which had major take off points from the Apapa axis The NSE President said the Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development was also planning an urban renewal project in which the engineers must make positive contributions Gadari Wudil said a ship Dockyard also existed in Apapa and the NSE branch must understudy their operations towards making impacting changes for development NSE wants every part of engineering to be covered Apapa branch should be ready to do more he said He also called on NSE Power Station branches to resolve technical challenges around designs construction and maintenance in power plants in the nation He insisted that they were put there in the Power Stations by the Engineering Council specifically to resolve power problems in the nation warning that they should stop attaching themselves to other NSE bodies Citing Egbin Power Station Branch as example he advised that they remained in their jurisdiction to solve problems instead of trying to link identity to Ikorodu Division of NSE Mr Christian Ufot immediate past Chairman reeled out achievements of the branch under his administration in sports manpower development welfare and other areas He gave a brief history of the branch which grew from 22 members at inception and now has over 700 members Mr Babatunde Awode newly inaugurated Chairman Apapa NSE promised quality leadership and thanked his predecessor and members for his election He sought support of members and advised inductees to uphold the ethics of the branch through hard work commitment and dedication to engineering goals The Guest Speaker Mr Sunday Makanjuola spoke on the topic Impact of Liquified Natural Gas L on Nigeria s Development Makanjuola represented by Mr Chuks Iluno a Fellow of the NSE gave chemical analysis on how gas is formed deep in the earth and how it can be extracted processed and compressed into cylinders He said several products were derivable from gas mining and could boost the nation s manufacturing industry because of the huge deposit but Nigeria needed the right leadership to harness the potential He explained that the quantum of gas the nation flares in 11 months could run the economy for over 10 years because the revenue lost was in trillions of dollars Nigeria is sitting on money he said The guest speaker said said piping of gas was a very important aspect needing urgent attention for effective transportion to curb leakage and wastes Makanjuola also enumerated the benefits of gas as fuel for cars reduction in carbon emisions to protect the environment as well as social economic development that could lead to Nigeria s industrial boom NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NSE President tasks members on energy crisis resolution, others
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    NSE President tasks members on energy crisis resolution, others

    NSE President tasks members on energy crisis resolution, others Mr Christian Ufot, imediate past ChaThe President, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Mr Tasiu Gadari-Wudil, on Friday in Lagos challenged local engineers to redouble efforts towards resolving energy and development challenges in the nation.  

    Gadari-Wudil, represented by the inaugural Chairman, Apapa NSE, Chief Akintunde Zedomi, made the call at the combined inauguration of Mr Babatunde Awode as the 10th Chairman of the branch and induction of new members.  

    Delivering the keynote address, he challenged members of the Apapa branch to get involved in resolving development and infrastructure issues in their highbrow economic host community.  

    “The street lights on Eko Bridge are not working properly, I don’t see any reason why the Apapa Branch cannot meet the Controller of Works to solve the problem,” he said.  

    He also challenged the branch to get involved in the blue and red rail line projects of the Lagos State Government which had major take off points from the Apapa axis.  

    The NSE President said the Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development was also planning an urban renewal project in which the engineers must make positive contributions.  

    Gadari-Wudil said a ship Dockyard also existed in Apapa and the NSE branch must understudy their operations towards making impacting changes for development.  

    “NSE wants every part of engineering to be covered, Apapa branch should be ready to do more,” he said.  

    He also called on NSE Power Station branches to resolve technical challenges around designs, construction and maintenance in power plants in the nation.  

    He insisted that they were put there in the Power Stations by the Engineering Council specifically to resolve power problems in the nation, warning that, they should stop attaching themselves to other NSE bodies.  

    Citing Egbin Power Station Branch as example, he advised that, they remained in their jurisdiction to solve problems instead of trying to link identity to Ikorodu Division of NSE.  

    Mr Christian Ufot, immediate past Chairman, reeled out achievements of the branch under his administration in sports, manpower development, welfare and other areas.  

    He gave a brief history of the branch which grew from 22 members at inception and now has over 700 members.  

    Mr Babatunde Awode, newly inaugurated Chairman, Apapa NSE, promised quality leadership and thanked his predecessor and members for his election.  

    He sought support of members and advised inductees to uphold the ethics of the branch through hard work, commitment and dedication to engineering goals.  

    The Guest Speaker, Mr Sunday Makanjuola, spoke on the topic”Impact of Liquified Natural Gas (L on Nigeria’s Development”.  

    Makanjuola, represented by Mr Chuks Iluno, a Fellow of the NSE, gave chemical analysis on how gas is formed deep in the earth and how it can be extracted, processed and compressed into cylinders.  

    He said several products were derivable from gas mining and could boost the nation’s manufacturing industry because of the huge deposit but Nigeria needed the right leadership to harness the potential.  

    He explained that the quantum of gas the nation flares in 11 months could run the economy for over 10 years because the revenue lost was in trillions of dollars.  

    “Nigeria is sitting on money,” he said.  

    The guest speaker said said piping of gas was a very important aspect needing urgent attention for effective transportion to curb leakage and wastes.  

    Makanjuola also enumerated the benefits of gas as fuel for cars, reduction in carbon emisions to protect the environment as well as social economic development that could lead to Nigeria’s industrial boom.


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  •  Mrs Bushra Yusuf Badmus Principal Correspondent with the News Agency of Nigeria has been elected as the Treasurer of the Kwara Correspondents Chapel The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ conducted election into three positions of Chairman Financial Secretary and Treasurer Yusuf Badmus won the office of treasurer by getting 23 votes out of 38 votes against Kehinde Akinpelu who scored 15 votes She thanked members of the union for their support and believe in her capacity promising to exercise transparency and accountability throughout her tenure in the position The Chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalist NUJ Kwara Council Mr Ahmed Lateef urged members to respect and involve the council in their activities Lateef reminded them it is one of the council s mandate to oversee the affairs of all the chapels under it especially when it has to do with the members He advised them not to allow their disagreement lead to destruction of the chapel enjoining the newly elected executives to work hard and make the members proud Alhaji AbdulHakeem Garba the newly elected Chairman of the chapel expressed gratitude over the support of the members afetr polling 29 votes out of 38 to defeat his opponent Olufemi Akobi who got nine votes I won t hold grudges against people who voted against me and assure all members of my commitment and pledge to be transparent and carry everybody along in all the activities of the chapel he said NAN reports that Hajiya Sikirat Shehu also emerged as the Financial Secretary with 26 votes against Lukman Oyedeji that had 12 votes Other positions including Vice Chairman Mr Biola Azeez Kayode Azeez Secretary Oguniyi Taiye Assistant Secretary and Mosunmola Ayobami as the Auditor were declared unopposed The Chairman of Kwara NUJ inaugurated the officials while the Chairman of Electoral Committee Mr Kehinde Omolosho presented the certificates of return into office NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NAN Correspondent, Busrah, emerges Kwara Correspondents’ Chapel Treasurer
     Mrs Bushra Yusuf Badmus Principal Correspondent with the News Agency of Nigeria has been elected as the Treasurer of the Kwara Correspondents Chapel The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ conducted election into three positions of Chairman Financial Secretary and Treasurer Yusuf Badmus won the office of treasurer by getting 23 votes out of 38 votes against Kehinde Akinpelu who scored 15 votes She thanked members of the union for their support and believe in her capacity promising to exercise transparency and accountability throughout her tenure in the position The Chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalist NUJ Kwara Council Mr Ahmed Lateef urged members to respect and involve the council in their activities Lateef reminded them it is one of the council s mandate to oversee the affairs of all the chapels under it especially when it has to do with the members He advised them not to allow their disagreement lead to destruction of the chapel enjoining the newly elected executives to work hard and make the members proud Alhaji AbdulHakeem Garba the newly elected Chairman of the chapel expressed gratitude over the support of the members afetr polling 29 votes out of 38 to defeat his opponent Olufemi Akobi who got nine votes I won t hold grudges against people who voted against me and assure all members of my commitment and pledge to be transparent and carry everybody along in all the activities of the chapel he said NAN reports that Hajiya Sikirat Shehu also emerged as the Financial Secretary with 26 votes against Lukman Oyedeji that had 12 votes Other positions including Vice Chairman Mr Biola Azeez Kayode Azeez Secretary Oguniyi Taiye Assistant Secretary and Mosunmola Ayobami as the Auditor were declared unopposed The Chairman of Kwara NUJ inaugurated the officials while the Chairman of Electoral Committee Mr Kehinde Omolosho presented the certificates of return into office NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NAN Correspondent, Busrah, emerges Kwara Correspondents’ Chapel Treasurer
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    NAN Correspondent, Busrah, emerges Kwara Correspondents’ Chapel Treasurer

    Mrs Bushra Yusuf-Badmus, Principal Correspondent with the News Agency of Nigeria has been elected as the Treasurer of the Kwara Correspondents’ Chapel.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) conducted election into three positions of Chairman, Financial Secretary and Treasurer.

    Yusuf-Badmus won the office of treasurer by getting 23 votes out of 38 votes against Kehinde Akinpelu who scored 15 votes.

    She thanked members of the union for their support and believe in her capacity, promising to exercise transparency and accountability throughout her tenure in the position.

    The Chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ), Kwara Council, Mr Ahmed Lateef, urged members to respect and involve the council in their activities.

    Lateef reminded them it is one of the council’s mandate to oversee the affairs of all the chapels under it, especially when it has to do with the members.

    He advised them not to allow their disagreement lead to destruction of the chapel, enjoining the newly elected executives to work hard and make the members proud.

    Alhaji AbdulHakeem Garba, the newly elected Chairman of the chapel, expressed gratitude over the support of the members afetr polling 29 votes out of 38, to defeat his opponent, Olufemi Akobi, who got nine votes.

    “I won’t hold grudges against people who voted against me and assure all members of my commitment and pledge to be transparent and carry everybody along in all the activities of the chapel,” he said.

    NAN reports that Hajiya Sikirat Shehu also emerged as the Financial Secretary with 26 votes against Lukman Oyedeji that had 12 votes.

    Other positions including Vice-Chairman, Mr Biola Azeez; Kayode Azeez – Secretary; Oguniyi Taiye – Assistant Secretary; and Mosunmola Ayobami as the Auditor, were declared unopposed.

    The Chairman of Kwara NUJ inaugurated the officials, while the Chairman of Electoral Committee, Mr Kehinde Omolosho, presented the certificates of return into office.


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  •  Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC in Enugu State Chief Uche Nnaji has promised to end multiple taxation if elected He said in Enugu on Friday at a town hall meeting with the business community in Enugu State that multiple taxes were impeding businesses in the state Nnaji a businessman said the need to return Enugu State to its glorious years as the third best in the country was one the factors that motivated him to join the governorship race He noted that bad governance over the years had meant that monies misappropriated had brought about underdevelopment Nnaji said he had visited 500 churches and more than 400 communities in the state to interact with the electorate to establish their needs since he has no Godfather He urged the organised private sector to support him to ensure that multiple taxations became a thing of the past He also noted that unemployment rate in Enugu State stood at 53 per cent while underemployment stood at about 21 per cent Nnaji said he would focus on agriculture based industries massive structural transformation and the establishment of a development bank among other novelties I will dedicate 10 000 hectares of land for unemployed youths and give them start up grants to begin their own businesses If I emerge as governor of Enugu State I will bring water scarcity to an end he said Nnaji thanked the Enugu Chamber of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture ECCIMA organiser of the town hall meeting for the privilege to speak with the Enugu business community In his remarks President of ECCIMA Mr Jasper Nduagwuike said the town hall meeting afforded the APC gubernatorial candidate an opportunity to interact with business owners and with professional groups Nduagwuike noted that the engagement would allay the fears of the business community on how the APC governorship candidate would address its concerns if elected He appealed to Nnaji to ensure a turnaround in the ease of doing business in Enugu State saying it had not been rosy Chairman of the event Rev Ugo Chima commended the APC candidate for interacting with business owners and with professional groups and urged him to sustain the engagement when elected He asked Nnaji to partner with the organised private sector including business owners considering their roles in economic development and in job creation NewsSourceCredit NAN
    APC’s governorship candidate in Enugu State promises to end multiple taxation
     Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC in Enugu State Chief Uche Nnaji has promised to end multiple taxation if elected He said in Enugu on Friday at a town hall meeting with the business community in Enugu State that multiple taxes were impeding businesses in the state Nnaji a businessman said the need to return Enugu State to its glorious years as the third best in the country was one the factors that motivated him to join the governorship race He noted that bad governance over the years had meant that monies misappropriated had brought about underdevelopment Nnaji said he had visited 500 churches and more than 400 communities in the state to interact with the electorate to establish their needs since he has no Godfather He urged the organised private sector to support him to ensure that multiple taxations became a thing of the past He also noted that unemployment rate in Enugu State stood at 53 per cent while underemployment stood at about 21 per cent Nnaji said he would focus on agriculture based industries massive structural transformation and the establishment of a development bank among other novelties I will dedicate 10 000 hectares of land for unemployed youths and give them start up grants to begin their own businesses If I emerge as governor of Enugu State I will bring water scarcity to an end he said Nnaji thanked the Enugu Chamber of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture ECCIMA organiser of the town hall meeting for the privilege to speak with the Enugu business community In his remarks President of ECCIMA Mr Jasper Nduagwuike said the town hall meeting afforded the APC gubernatorial candidate an opportunity to interact with business owners and with professional groups Nduagwuike noted that the engagement would allay the fears of the business community on how the APC governorship candidate would address its concerns if elected He appealed to Nnaji to ensure a turnaround in the ease of doing business in Enugu State saying it had not been rosy Chairman of the event Rev Ugo Chima commended the APC candidate for interacting with business owners and with professional groups and urged him to sustain the engagement when elected He asked Nnaji to partner with the organised private sector including business owners considering their roles in economic development and in job creation NewsSourceCredit NAN
    APC’s governorship candidate in Enugu State promises to end multiple taxation
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    APC’s governorship candidate in Enugu State promises to end multiple taxation

    Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State, Chief Uche Nnaji has promised to end multiple taxation if elected.

    He said in Enugu on Friday at a town hall meeting with the business community in Enugu State that multiple taxes were impeding businesses in the state.

    Nnaji, a businessman said the need to return Enugu State to its glorious years as the third best in the country was one the factors that motivated him to join the governorship race.

    He noted that bad governance over the years had meant that monies misappropriated had brought about underdevelopment.

    Nnaji said he had visited 500 churches and more than 400 communities in the state to interact with the electorate to establish their needs since he has no Godfather.

    He urged the organised private sector to support him to ensure that multiple taxations became a thing of the past.

    He also noted that unemployment rate in Enugu State stood at 53 per cent while underemployment stood at about 21 per cent.

    Nnaji said he would focus on agriculture-based industries, massive structural transformation, and the establishment of a development bank among other novelties.

    “I will dedicate 10,000 hectares of land for unemployed youths and give them start up grants to begin their own businesses.

    “If I emerge as governor of Enugu State, I will bring water scarcity to an end,’’ he said.

    Nnaji thanked the Enugu Chamber of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA), organiser of the town hall meeting for the privilege to speak with the Enugu business community.

    In his remarks, President of ECCIMA, Mr Jasper Nduagwuike, said the town hall meeting afforded the APC gubernatorial candidate an opportunity to interact with business owners and with professional groups.

    Nduagwuike noted that the engagement would allay the fears of the business community on how the APC governorship candidate would address its concerns if elected.

    He appealed to Nnaji to ensure a turnaround in the ease of doing business in Enugu State, saying it had not been rosy.

    Chairman of the event, Rev. Ugo Chima, commended the APC candidate for interacting with business owners and with professional groups, and urged him to sustain the engagement, when elected.

    He asked Nnaji to partner with the organised private sector, including business owners, considering their roles in economic development and in job creation.


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  •  Salem University Lokoja on Friday mobilised 36 graduands for the mandatory one year law school before their National Youths Service The Vice Chancellor of the University Prof Alewo Johnson Akubo said this in a statement issued by the registrar of the school Dr Emmanuel Adejoh in Lokoja Johnson Akubo said that the 36 graduands were the first set of the institution s Law College that had passed out successfully and were qualified to move to the last lap of their studies to become competent and qualified lawyers We have confidence in this first set of change agents from our College of Law to go to the last lap of their studies at the law school to become qualified and competent lawyers fit to be called to the bar Salem University is glad that this day has come to reality and the management is so happy for this remarkable fit He urged the graduands to be committed determined and focused to ensure that they graduate from the law school in flying colours to make the institution proud He said that as change agents they should be resolute with their faith in God never to allow any temptation or challenge pull them off the path of truth and righteousness that Salem University typifies in order to enjoy the favour of God in their lives According to him Salem University would strive to continue to remain a citadel of learning to the teeming youths both within and outside Nigeria to help them discover and fulfill their divined destinies for the good of humanity Johnson Akubo said education is the bedrock of any well meaning nation and should be pursued with all vigour and sense of seriousness towards stimulating growth and development NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Salem Varsity mobilises 36 graduands for law school
     Salem University Lokoja on Friday mobilised 36 graduands for the mandatory one year law school before their National Youths Service The Vice Chancellor of the University Prof Alewo Johnson Akubo said this in a statement issued by the registrar of the school Dr Emmanuel Adejoh in Lokoja Johnson Akubo said that the 36 graduands were the first set of the institution s Law College that had passed out successfully and were qualified to move to the last lap of their studies to become competent and qualified lawyers We have confidence in this first set of change agents from our College of Law to go to the last lap of their studies at the law school to become qualified and competent lawyers fit to be called to the bar Salem University is glad that this day has come to reality and the management is so happy for this remarkable fit He urged the graduands to be committed determined and focused to ensure that they graduate from the law school in flying colours to make the institution proud He said that as change agents they should be resolute with their faith in God never to allow any temptation or challenge pull them off the path of truth and righteousness that Salem University typifies in order to enjoy the favour of God in their lives According to him Salem University would strive to continue to remain a citadel of learning to the teeming youths both within and outside Nigeria to help them discover and fulfill their divined destinies for the good of humanity Johnson Akubo said education is the bedrock of any well meaning nation and should be pursued with all vigour and sense of seriousness towards stimulating growth and development NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Salem Varsity mobilises 36 graduands for law school
    General news4 weeks ago

    Salem Varsity mobilises 36 graduands for law school

    Salem University Lokoja on Friday, mobilised 36 graduands for the mandatory one year law school before their National Youths Service.

    The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Alewo Johnson-Akubo said this in a statement issued by the registrar of the school, Dr Emmanuel Adejoh in Lokoja.

    Johnson-Akubo said that the 36 graduands were the first set of the institution”s Law College that had passed out successfully and were qualified to move to the last lap of their studies to become competent and qualified lawyers.

    “We have confidence in this first set of change agents from our College of Law to go to the last lap of their studies at the law school to become qualified and competent lawyers, fit to be called to the bar.

    “Salem University is glad that this day has come to reality and the management is so happy for this remarkable fit.

    He urged the graduands to be committed, determined and focused to ensure that they graduate from the law school in flying colours to make the institution proud.

    He said that as change agents, they should be resolute with their faith in God, never to allow any temptation or challenge pull them off the path of truth and righteousness that “Salem University typifies in order to enjoy the favour of God in their lives”.

    According to him, Salem University would strive to continue to remain a citadel of learning to the teeming youths both within and outside Nigeria to help them discover and fulfill their divined destinies for the good of humanity.

    Johnson-Akubo said, “education is the bedrock of any well meaning nation and should be pursued with all vigour and sense of seriousness towards stimulating growth and development.


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  •  The naira on Friday exchanged at 445 50 to the dollar at the Investors and Exporters window an appreciation of 0 06 per cent compared with 445 75 to the dollar it exchanged on Thursday The open indicative rate closed at N442 88 to the dollar during the session An exchange rate of N447 to the dollar was the highest rate recorded within the day s trading before it settled at N445 50 The naira sold for as low as 431 to the dollar within the day s trading A total of 94 07 million dollars was traded at the official Investors and Exporters window on Friday NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Naira gains slightly, exchanges at 445.50 to dollar
     The naira on Friday exchanged at 445 50 to the dollar at the Investors and Exporters window an appreciation of 0 06 per cent compared with 445 75 to the dollar it exchanged on Thursday The open indicative rate closed at N442 88 to the dollar during the session An exchange rate of N447 to the dollar was the highest rate recorded within the day s trading before it settled at N445 50 The naira sold for as low as 431 to the dollar within the day s trading A total of 94 07 million dollars was traded at the official Investors and Exporters window on Friday NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Naira gains slightly, exchanges at 445.50 to dollar
    Economy4 weeks ago

    Naira gains slightly, exchanges at 445.50 to dollar

    The naira on Friday exchanged at 445.50 to the dollar at the Investors and Exporters window, an appreciation of 0.06 per cent, compared with 445.75 to the dollar it exchanged on Thursday.

    The open indicative rate closed at N442.88 to the dollar during the session.

    An exchange rate of N447 to the dollar was the highest rate recorded within the day’s trading before it settled at N445.50. The naira sold for as low as 431 to the dollar within the day’s trading.

    A total of 94.07 million dollars was traded at the official Investors and Exporters window on Friday.


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  •  A total of 446 people have lost their lives in Kaduna State as a results of banditary terrorism and communal clashes from April to September 2022 an official said in Kaduna on Friday The figure comprised of 285 killed in the 2nd Quarter of the year and 161 who lost their lives in the 3rd Quarter Samuel Aruwan the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs gave out the figures when he presented the 2022 2nd and 3rd Quarter Report on security to Gov Nasir El Rufai He also said that 985 persons were kidnapped during the period under review across the state with 804 of the number kidnapped in the 3rd quarter while five persons each were raped in the 2nd and 3rd quarter The commissioner said 258 persons were injured in the 2nd quarter and 156 in the 3rd quarter while 5 999 and 1 133 animals were rustled in the two quarters respectively Aruwan however said a total of 74 AK 47 Rifles five locally made riffles 5 398 live ammunition and 11 pump action magazines where intercepted between April and September in the state The commissioner further said that 168 bandits were neutralized by troops within the period with 59 killed n the 2nd quarter and 109 in the 3rd quarter He warned that the activities of bandits has adversely impacted farming activities including livestock production The commissioner said it was important to block the flow of illicit drugs that s fueling the criminals He added that the main sources of funding for the bandits are ransoms from kidnapped hostages gun running and leasing of weapons to groups who lacked the capacity to acquire weapons Aruwan said the state will continue to strengthen its intelligence network so as to remain ahead of the criminals NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kaduna: 446 killed, 985 kidnapped in 6 months – Commissioner
     A total of 446 people have lost their lives in Kaduna State as a results of banditary terrorism and communal clashes from April to September 2022 an official said in Kaduna on Friday The figure comprised of 285 killed in the 2nd Quarter of the year and 161 who lost their lives in the 3rd Quarter Samuel Aruwan the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs gave out the figures when he presented the 2022 2nd and 3rd Quarter Report on security to Gov Nasir El Rufai He also said that 985 persons were kidnapped during the period under review across the state with 804 of the number kidnapped in the 3rd quarter while five persons each were raped in the 2nd and 3rd quarter The commissioner said 258 persons were injured in the 2nd quarter and 156 in the 3rd quarter while 5 999 and 1 133 animals were rustled in the two quarters respectively Aruwan however said a total of 74 AK 47 Rifles five locally made riffles 5 398 live ammunition and 11 pump action magazines where intercepted between April and September in the state The commissioner further said that 168 bandits were neutralized by troops within the period with 59 killed n the 2nd quarter and 109 in the 3rd quarter He warned that the activities of bandits has adversely impacted farming activities including livestock production The commissioner said it was important to block the flow of illicit drugs that s fueling the criminals He added that the main sources of funding for the bandits are ransoms from kidnapped hostages gun running and leasing of weapons to groups who lacked the capacity to acquire weapons Aruwan said the state will continue to strengthen its intelligence network so as to remain ahead of the criminals NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kaduna: 446 killed, 985 kidnapped in 6 months – Commissioner
    Defence/Security4 weeks ago

    Kaduna: 446 killed, 985 kidnapped in 6 months – Commissioner

    A total of 446 people have lost their lives in Kaduna State as a results of banditary, terrorism and communal clashes from April to September, 2022, an official said in Kaduna on Friday.

    The figure comprised of 285 killed in the 2nd Quarter of the year and 161 who lost their lives in the 3rd Quarter.

    Samuel Aruwan, the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, gave out the figures when he presented the 2022 2nd and 3rd Quarter Report on security to Gov. Nasir El-Rufai.

    He also said that 985 persons were kidnapped during the period under review across the state, with 804 of the number kidnapped in the 3rd quarter, while five persons each were raped in the 2nd and 3rd quarter.

    The commissioner said 258 persons were injured in the 2nd quarter and 156 in the 3rd quarter, while 5,999 and 1, 133  animals were rustled in the two quarters, respectively.

    Aruwan, however, said a total of 74 AK-47 Rifles, five locally made riffles, 5,398 live ammunition, and 11 pump action magazines where intercepted between April and September in the state.

    The commissioner further said that 168 bandits were neutralized by troops within the period with 59 killed n the 2nd quarter and 109 in the 3rd quarter.

    He warned that the activities of bandits has adversely impacted farming activities including livestock production.

    The commissioner said it was important to block the flow of illicit drugs that’s fueling the criminals.

    He added that the main sources of funding for the bandits are ransoms from kidnapped hostages, gun running and leasing of weapons to groups who lacked the capacity to acquire weapons.

    Aruwan said the state will continue to strengthen its intelligence network, so as to remain ahead of the criminals.


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  •  The Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission HYPPADEC has proposed an overall resource requirement of N359 billion to finance its five year Medium Term Strategic Plan Mr Sam Juwe HYPPADEC consultant announced this on Friday while presenting the commission s Proposed Medium Term Strategic Plan HMTSP from 2022 to 2027 at a stakeholders forum held in Lokoja HYPPADEC requires a total indicative investment size of N323 billion to fund its interventions over the next five years These figures were arrived at following a baseline study conducted by the commission in flood ravaged communities from the HYPPADEC states in the country The essence of the HMTSP is to articulate and present the development thrusts and strategies for achieving them during the five years period Fortunately the plan shows the policy direction and courses in all the eight mandate areas including education health road Infrastructure energy agriculture water resources entrepreneurship and environment The HMTSP will also serve as a veritable tool for the mobilisation of civil society organisations and the private sector as well as development partners at all levels he said Juwe further explained that HMTSP has set forth the framework for collaboration and partnership among the commission state governments the local governments the private sector and development partners to meet the target The Managing Director of HYPPADEC Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq Yelwa said that the commission had planned under its housing scheme to build two bedroom apartments for the most needy victims in the flood affected communities He said that as a lasting solution to the flood challenges the commission had brought the issue of dredging to the front burner to help ameliorate the danger flooding is inflicting on the citizens Yelwa also pledged to give out more motorcycles to riverine communities to beef up security and hope to address post harvest issues and make youths transformation and scholarship an all inclusive intervention Declaring the stakeholders forum open Gov Yahaya Bello commended HYPPADEC for its consistent support and commitment towards impacting positively on the lives of riverine communities in the state Bello who spoke by his deputy Chief Edward Onoja said that the bottom top approach being adopted by the Commission would help address the issues affecting the HYPPADEC communities adding that the five year plan was achievable Also speaking Mr Joseph Terfa Ityav Chairman HYPPADEC Governing Council described the HMTSP as all encompassing adding that the baseline data collected from all the communities had given direction and vision to HYPPADEC in implementing all of its activities NewsSourceCredit NAN
    HYPPADEC proposes N359bn as 5-yr intervention plan
     The Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission HYPPADEC has proposed an overall resource requirement of N359 billion to finance its five year Medium Term Strategic Plan Mr Sam Juwe HYPPADEC consultant announced this on Friday while presenting the commission s Proposed Medium Term Strategic Plan HMTSP from 2022 to 2027 at a stakeholders forum held in Lokoja HYPPADEC requires a total indicative investment size of N323 billion to fund its interventions over the next five years These figures were arrived at following a baseline study conducted by the commission in flood ravaged communities from the HYPPADEC states in the country The essence of the HMTSP is to articulate and present the development thrusts and strategies for achieving them during the five years period Fortunately the plan shows the policy direction and courses in all the eight mandate areas including education health road Infrastructure energy agriculture water resources entrepreneurship and environment The HMTSP will also serve as a veritable tool for the mobilisation of civil society organisations and the private sector as well as development partners at all levels he said Juwe further explained that HMTSP has set forth the framework for collaboration and partnership among the commission state governments the local governments the private sector and development partners to meet the target The Managing Director of HYPPADEC Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq Yelwa said that the commission had planned under its housing scheme to build two bedroom apartments for the most needy victims in the flood affected communities He said that as a lasting solution to the flood challenges the commission had brought the issue of dredging to the front burner to help ameliorate the danger flooding is inflicting on the citizens Yelwa also pledged to give out more motorcycles to riverine communities to beef up security and hope to address post harvest issues and make youths transformation and scholarship an all inclusive intervention Declaring the stakeholders forum open Gov Yahaya Bello commended HYPPADEC for its consistent support and commitment towards impacting positively on the lives of riverine communities in the state Bello who spoke by his deputy Chief Edward Onoja said that the bottom top approach being adopted by the Commission would help address the issues affecting the HYPPADEC communities adding that the five year plan was achievable Also speaking Mr Joseph Terfa Ityav Chairman HYPPADEC Governing Council described the HMTSP as all encompassing adding that the baseline data collected from all the communities had given direction and vision to HYPPADEC in implementing all of its activities NewsSourceCredit NAN
    HYPPADEC proposes N359bn as 5-yr intervention plan
    Environment4 weeks ago

    HYPPADEC proposes N359bn as 5-yr intervention plan

    The Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) has proposed an overall resource requirement of N359 billion to finance its five-year Medium Term Strategic Plan Mr Sam Juwe, HYPPADEC consultant announced this on Friday while presenting the commission’s Proposed Medium Term Strategic Plan (HMTSP) from 2022 to 2027 at a stakeholders forum held in Lokoja.

    “HYPPADEC requires a total indicative investment size of N323 billion to fund its interventions over the next five years.

    “These figures were arrived at following a baseline study conducted by the commission in flood-ravaged communities from the HYPPADEC states in the country.

    “The essence of the HMTSP is to articulate and present the development thrusts and strategies for achieving them during the five years period.

    “Fortunately, the plan shows the policy direction and courses in all the eight mandate areas, including education, health, road Infrastructure, energy, agriculture, water resources, entrepreneurship and environment.

    “The HMTSP will also serve as a veritable tool for the mobilisation of civil society organisations and the private sector as well as development partners at all levels,” he said.

    Juwe further explained that HMTSP has set forth the framework for collaboration and partnership among the commission, state governments, the local governments, the private sector and development partners to meet the target.

    The Managing Director of HYPPADEC, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq-Yelwa, said that the commission had planned under its housing scheme to build two-bedroom apartments for the most needy victims in the flood affected communities.

    He said that as a lasting solution to the flood challenges, the commission had brought the issue of dredging to the front burner to help ameliorate the danger flooding is inflicting on the citizens.

    Yelwa also pledged to give out more motorcycles to riverine communities to beef up security and hope to address post-harvest issues and make youths transformation and scholarship an all-inclusive intervention.

    Declaring the stakeholders forum open, Gov Yahaya Bello commended HYPPADEC for its consistent support and commitment towards impacting positively on the lives of riverine communities in the state.

    Bello who spoke by his deputy, Chief Edward Onoja, said that the bottom-top approach being adopted by the Commission would help address the issues affecting the HYPPADEC communities adding that the five-year plan was achievable.

    Also speaking, Mr Joseph Terfa-Ityav, Chairman HYPPADEC Governing Council, described the HMTSP as all encompassing, adding that the baseline data collected from all the communities had given direction and vision to HYPPADEC in implementing all of its activities.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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