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  •   The Nigerian Army has debunked the allegation that 82nd Division troops invaded the Amangu community in Abia for the kidnapping of a soldier who was on official leave The Director of Public Relations of the Army Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu debunked the allegation in a statement Wednesday in Abuja Nwachukwu said army authorities felt it necessary to clear the air about the incident considering the important nature of the allegation He said that the operations carried out in the area were to rescue a soldier Sgt Bassey Ikunugwan who was officially on leave but was abducted on November 2 from the Okwu Ebem Ohafia road in Abia According to him on November 3 troops acting on credible intelligence embarked on a search and rescue operation in the village and forest of Amangu a confirmed enclave of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra and the Eastern Security Network Nwachukwu said troops came into contact with members of proscribed armed groups during the operation resulting in an exchange of fire He added that another operation on November 4 in Okon Aku led to the murder of one of the criminals and the recovery of an AK 47 rifle with a magazine loaded with seven 7 62mm Special rounds and a mobile phone According to him in a follow up operation on November 5 the troops raided another enclave of the groups around the village of Amangu and neutralized two of the criminals while some fled with gunshot wounds LP Troops recovered two locally made AK 47 rifles four pump action pistols one locally made pistol one sniper rifle six magazines 13 7 62mm NATO cartridges and a motorcycle Other items recovered from the dissidents are two CCTV cameras a solar panel flags a walkie talkie two mobile phones two Biafra anthem pamphlets an INEC box 12 masks machetes pairs of boots combat and rain boot pairs Other elements recovered are camouflage uniforms a transistor radio two jungle hats two knee pads a power bank an INEC image capture machine and a PVC Sadly during these clashes a soldier paid the ultimate sacrifice he said Nwachukwu said the Nigerian military will leave no stone unturned in the search for the kidnapped soldier He ensured that all operations will be conducted within the scope of the law and in accordance with global best practices the Rules of Engagement and the Code of Conduct that govern Army operations According to him it should be clear to everyone that the criminal attack and kidnapping of service personnel is an act against the state that will not go without consequences Recourse to the use of propaganda elements will not dissuade the Army from fulfilling its constitutional mandate Law abiding citizens of the Amangu community are also advised to conduct their legitimate business without panic as the military is always on the ground to protect lives and property he said Edited Source Credit NAN
    Army debunks allegation of invasion of Abia community
      The Nigerian Army has debunked the allegation that 82nd Division troops invaded the Amangu community in Abia for the kidnapping of a soldier who was on official leave The Director of Public Relations of the Army Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu debunked the allegation in a statement Wednesday in Abuja Nwachukwu said army authorities felt it necessary to clear the air about the incident considering the important nature of the allegation He said that the operations carried out in the area were to rescue a soldier Sgt Bassey Ikunugwan who was officially on leave but was abducted on November 2 from the Okwu Ebem Ohafia road in Abia According to him on November 3 troops acting on credible intelligence embarked on a search and rescue operation in the village and forest of Amangu a confirmed enclave of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra and the Eastern Security Network Nwachukwu said troops came into contact with members of proscribed armed groups during the operation resulting in an exchange of fire He added that another operation on November 4 in Okon Aku led to the murder of one of the criminals and the recovery of an AK 47 rifle with a magazine loaded with seven 7 62mm Special rounds and a mobile phone According to him in a follow up operation on November 5 the troops raided another enclave of the groups around the village of Amangu and neutralized two of the criminals while some fled with gunshot wounds LP Troops recovered two locally made AK 47 rifles four pump action pistols one locally made pistol one sniper rifle six magazines 13 7 62mm NATO cartridges and a motorcycle Other items recovered from the dissidents are two CCTV cameras a solar panel flags a walkie talkie two mobile phones two Biafra anthem pamphlets an INEC box 12 masks machetes pairs of boots combat and rain boot pairs Other elements recovered are camouflage uniforms a transistor radio two jungle hats two knee pads a power bank an INEC image capture machine and a PVC Sadly during these clashes a soldier paid the ultimate sacrifice he said Nwachukwu said the Nigerian military will leave no stone unturned in the search for the kidnapped soldier He ensured that all operations will be conducted within the scope of the law and in accordance with global best practices the Rules of Engagement and the Code of Conduct that govern Army operations According to him it should be clear to everyone that the criminal attack and kidnapping of service personnel is an act against the state that will not go without consequences Recourse to the use of propaganda elements will not dissuade the Army from fulfilling its constitutional mandate Law abiding citizens of the Amangu community are also advised to conduct their legitimate business without panic as the military is always on the ground to protect lives and property he said Edited Source Credit NAN
    Army debunks allegation of invasion of Abia community
    Defence/Security3 weeks ago

    Army debunks allegation of invasion of Abia community

    The Nigerian Army has debunked the allegation that 82nd Division troops invaded the Amangu community in Abia for the kidnapping of a soldier who was on official leave.

    The Director of Public Relations of the Army, Brigadier General. Onyema Nwachukwu debunked the allegation in a statement Wednesday in Abuja.

    Nwachukwu said army authorities felt it necessary to clear the air about the incident considering the important nature of the allegation.

    He said that the operations carried out in the area were to rescue a soldier, Sgt. Bassey Ikunugwan, who was officially on leave, but was abducted on November 2 from the Okwu-Ebem Ohafia road in Abia.

    According to him, on November 3, troops, acting on credible intelligence, embarked on a search and rescue operation in the village and forest of Amangu, a confirmed enclave of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra and the Eastern Security Network. .

    Nwachukwu said troops came into contact with members of proscribed armed groups during the operation, resulting in an exchange of fire.

    He added that another operation on November 4 in Okon Aku led to the murder of one of the criminals and the recovery of an AK 47 rifle with a magazine loaded with seven 7.62mm (Special) rounds and a mobile phone.

    According to him, in a follow-up operation on November 5, the troops raided another enclave of the groups around the village of Amangu and neutralized two of the criminals, while some fled with gunshot wounds.

    LP

    “Troops recovered two locally made AK 47 rifles, four pump action pistols, one locally made pistol, one sniper rifle, six magazines, 13 7.62mm (NATO) cartridges and a motorcycle.

    “Other items recovered from the dissidents are two CCTV cameras, a solar panel, flags, a walkie-talkie, two mobile phones, two Biafra anthem pamphlets, an INEC box, 12 masks, machetes, pairs of boots. combat and rain boot pairs

    Other elements recovered are camouflage uniforms, a transistor radio, two jungle hats, two knee pads, a power bank, an INEC image capture machine and a PVC.

    "Sadly, during these clashes, a soldier paid the ultimate sacrifice," he said.

    Nwachukwu said the Nigerian military will leave no stone unturned in the search for the kidnapped soldier.

    He ensured that all operations will be conducted within the scope of the law and in accordance with global best practices, the Rules of Engagement and the Code of Conduct that govern Army operations.

    According to him, it should be clear to everyone that the criminal attack and kidnapping of service personnel is an act against the state that will not go without consequences.

    “Recourse to the use of propaganda elements will not dissuade the Army from fulfilling its constitutional mandate.

    "Law-abiding citizens of the Amangu community are also advised to conduct their legitimate business without panic as the military is always on the ground to protect lives and property," he said.

    Edited ==========

    Source Credit: NAN

  •   The Nigerian Women s Situation Room of a Civil Society Organization CSO launched an early warning and response center on Wednesday to prevent and respond to violence against women in elections Prof Joy Onyesoh National Coordinator Nigerian Women s Status Room made this known at the launch of the Center in Abuja According to Onyesoh over the years and past election observation the group has identified elections as a trigger for conflicts that make it difficult for women to participate in the electoral process She said that Women s Situation Room Nigeria WSRN is an initiative led by women from civil society that seeks to increase the substantive participation of women in the political process and conflict prevention in accordance with UNSCR 1325 Nigeria has struggled in recent years to prevent the incidence of election related violence against women VAWE From observing staggered and general elections above WSRN identified that violence against women in elections is a challenge and impedes Nigeria s ability to conduct free fair and inclusive elections The published report of our analysis of the 2019 party primaries also identified the forms of violence experienced in politics The more efforts are made to overcome this threat to democracy the more hydra s head grows Onyesoh said election related violence in Nigeria could be grouped into pre election election and post election violence Therefore he said that early warning and early response EWAR is considered one of the pillars of operational conflict prevention practiced by research institutes and NGOs He said it has advanced understanding of conflict and strategies to address it which forms the basis of why the center is being launched The National Coordinator said that WSRN was created with an understanding of the gendered and dynamic nature of violence and the fact that elections trigger conflict in most African countries Onyesoh said it therefore became imperative that women develop a mechanism to counteract this pattern She said that WSRN s goal is to ensure that all elections in Nigeria are peaceful and that women and youth play a critical role in maintaining and building peace at the community state and national levels He said that based on lessons learned from the 2019 presidential election the 2021 Anambra state election and the 2022 Ekiti and Osun elections that just concluded WSRN saw the need for urgent interventions She said that an early situation analysis of violence against women would help define the nature and scope of the problem in the local context and map the perceptions and experiences of key stakeholders in relation to the problem Onyesoh said existing strategies and activities to address the problem would be identified It is on this note that the WSRN is having the launch of its Early Warning and Response Center EWAR It is worth noting that WSRN piloted the first EWAR center in 2021 during the Anambra gubernatorial election This center served as a preventive and response framework for VAW issues in the electoral cycle in the state Onyesoh said that with the upcoming general election in 2023 the organization officially launched the Early Warning and Response Center at FCT This he said was a preventive framework through data collection and analysis early warning response and reporting with the support of UN WOMEN and the Government of Canada He called on all stakeholders to engage with the WSRN and support the process through data and information sharing partnerships feedback and more edited Source Credit NAN
    2023 :CSO inaugurates early warning ,response centre to tackle violence against women
      The Nigerian Women s Situation Room of a Civil Society Organization CSO launched an early warning and response center on Wednesday to prevent and respond to violence against women in elections Prof Joy Onyesoh National Coordinator Nigerian Women s Status Room made this known at the launch of the Center in Abuja According to Onyesoh over the years and past election observation the group has identified elections as a trigger for conflicts that make it difficult for women to participate in the electoral process She said that Women s Situation Room Nigeria WSRN is an initiative led by women from civil society that seeks to increase the substantive participation of women in the political process and conflict prevention in accordance with UNSCR 1325 Nigeria has struggled in recent years to prevent the incidence of election related violence against women VAWE From observing staggered and general elections above WSRN identified that violence against women in elections is a challenge and impedes Nigeria s ability to conduct free fair and inclusive elections The published report of our analysis of the 2019 party primaries also identified the forms of violence experienced in politics The more efforts are made to overcome this threat to democracy the more hydra s head grows Onyesoh said election related violence in Nigeria could be grouped into pre election election and post election violence Therefore he said that early warning and early response EWAR is considered one of the pillars of operational conflict prevention practiced by research institutes and NGOs He said it has advanced understanding of conflict and strategies to address it which forms the basis of why the center is being launched The National Coordinator said that WSRN was created with an understanding of the gendered and dynamic nature of violence and the fact that elections trigger conflict in most African countries Onyesoh said it therefore became imperative that women develop a mechanism to counteract this pattern She said that WSRN s goal is to ensure that all elections in Nigeria are peaceful and that women and youth play a critical role in maintaining and building peace at the community state and national levels He said that based on lessons learned from the 2019 presidential election the 2021 Anambra state election and the 2022 Ekiti and Osun elections that just concluded WSRN saw the need for urgent interventions She said that an early situation analysis of violence against women would help define the nature and scope of the problem in the local context and map the perceptions and experiences of key stakeholders in relation to the problem Onyesoh said existing strategies and activities to address the problem would be identified It is on this note that the WSRN is having the launch of its Early Warning and Response Center EWAR It is worth noting that WSRN piloted the first EWAR center in 2021 during the Anambra gubernatorial election This center served as a preventive and response framework for VAW issues in the electoral cycle in the state Onyesoh said that with the upcoming general election in 2023 the organization officially launched the Early Warning and Response Center at FCT This he said was a preventive framework through data collection and analysis early warning response and reporting with the support of UN WOMEN and the Government of Canada He called on all stakeholders to engage with the WSRN and support the process through data and information sharing partnerships feedback and more edited Source Credit NAN
    2023 :CSO inaugurates early warning ,response centre to tackle violence against women
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    2023 :CSO inaugurates early warning ,response centre to tackle violence against women

    The Nigerian Women's Situation Room of a Civil Society Organization (CSO) launched an early warning and response center on Wednesday to prevent and respond to violence against women in elections.

    Prof. Joy Onyesoh, National Coordinator, Nigerian Women's Status Room made this known at the launch of the Center in Abuja.

    According to Onyesoh, over the years and past election observation, the group has identified elections as a trigger for conflicts that make it difficult for women to participate in the electoral process.

    She said that Women's Situation Room Nigeria (WSRN) is an initiative led by women from civil society that seeks to increase the substantive participation of women in the political process and conflict prevention in accordance with UNSCR 1325.

    “Nigeria has struggled in recent years to prevent the incidence of election-related violence against women (VAWE).

    From observing staggered and general elections above, WSRN identified that violence against women in elections is a challenge and impedes Nigeria's ability to conduct free, fair and inclusive elections.

    “The published report of our analysis of the 2019 party primaries also identified the forms of violence experienced in politics.

    “The more efforts are made to overcome this threat to democracy, the more hydra's head grows. ”

    Onyesoh said election-related violence in Nigeria could be grouped into pre-election, election and post-election violence.

    Therefore, he said that early warning and early response (EWAR) is considered one of the pillars of operational conflict prevention practiced by research institutes and NGOs.

    He said it has advanced understanding of conflict and strategies to address it, which forms the basis of why the center is being launched.

    The National Coordinator said that WSRN was created with an understanding of the gendered and dynamic nature of violence and the fact that elections trigger conflict in most African countries.

    Onyesoh said it therefore became imperative that women develop a mechanism to counteract this pattern.

    She said that WSRN's goal is to ensure that all elections in Nigeria are peaceful and that women and youth play a critical role in maintaining and building peace at the community, state and national levels.

    He said that based on lessons learned from the 2019 presidential election, the 2021 Anambra state election, and the 2022 Ekiti and Osun elections that just concluded, WSRN saw the need for urgent interventions.

    She said that an early situation analysis of violence against women would help define the nature and scope of the problem in the local context and map the perceptions and experiences of key stakeholders in relation to the problem.

    Onyesoh said existing strategies and activities to address the problem would be identified.

    It is on this note that the WSRN is having the launch of its Early Warning and Response Center (EWAR).

    “It is worth noting that WSRN piloted the first EWAR center in 2021 during the Anambra gubernatorial election.

    "This center served as a preventive and response framework for VAW issues in the electoral cycle in the state."

    Onyesoh said that with the upcoming general election in 2023, the organization officially launched the Early Warning and Response Center at FCT.

    This, he said, was a preventive framework through data collection and analysis, early warning, response and reporting with the support of UN WOMEN and the Government of Canada.

    He called on all stakeholders to engage with the WSRN and support the process through data and information sharing, partnerships, feedback, and more.

    edited

    Source Credit: NAN

  •   Lizzy Ok ji Search for Common Ground SFCG an international NGO has trained more than 30 journalists in Abuja to equip them with the necessary skills in conflict and sensitive reporting and mitigating misinformation and disinformation The NGO organized the training with the support of the United States Agency for International Development USAID and the US based National Democratic Institute NDI to prepare journalists for the general elections in 2023 journalism and networking the role of the media as agents of change the promotion of peace and democratic values in news reporting It also trained participants in the use of technology to track fake news among others Mr Perry Tukuwei Project Coordinator SFCG and a Mr Perry Tukuwei Project Coordinator SFCG and specialist in elections and government told the News Agency that the training was organized for journalists broadcasters and influential people in social networks among others from Nigeria that the training was organized for journalists broadcasters and social media influencers among others He said the capacity of civil society organizations w as well as strengthened sensible principles in the office as well as steps to mitigate hate speech Tukuwei emphasized that the training would strengthen the capacity of journalists to be agents of change to drive the conversation of inclusive governance processes for women youth people with disabilities PWD and internally displaced persons We look forward to seeing how we can mitigate the rise of hate speech misinformation and disinformation we know that the fourth estate of the kingdom plays a key role in the formation of narratives and stereotypes Once we build the capacity of media stakeholders they can start to push these messages within their networks and we can change the negative narratives At the end of this training we want journalists to keep in mind that we are training them on a common approach he said Tukuwei also pointed out that media professionals needed to work together for success he said that one of the action plans of the training would be to establish a Common Ground Journalism Forum so that journalists can carry out initiatives to promote democracy and inclusion in the electoral process Tukuwei said the training was also repeated in Anambra Ekiti and Osun and on a national scale due to the presidential elections and more will be held when the off cycle elections come Mr Temisan Etietsola National Media Specialist SFCG said media professionals were needed to contribute to peacebuilding and social change Etietsola said that the media can also play a role in building trust finding solutions inspiring educating and entertaining the nation without compromising the basic principles of true journalism tensions the media have a crucial role to play they can inflame the situation or they can use their considerable power to defuse the tension In other words they can be part of the problem or they can be part of the solution the media can provide four key things to enable social change Journalists can clarify issues and raise awareness counter rumors and provide accurate and reliable news and information he said Etietsola called on journalists to always examine issues impartially and such issues inclusively reflecting diverse perspectives He also urged them to give voice to the voiceless allow dialogue and understanding respect the interests of others and propose options and solutions to conflicts He called on journalists to seek solutions and strengthen relationships reduce stereotypes prejudices and misconceptions and encourage flexibility and openness towards others Edited Alli Hakeem Source Credit NAN
    International NGO trains journalists on conflicts sensitive reporting
      Lizzy Ok ji Search for Common Ground SFCG an international NGO has trained more than 30 journalists in Abuja to equip them with the necessary skills in conflict and sensitive reporting and mitigating misinformation and disinformation The NGO organized the training with the support of the United States Agency for International Development USAID and the US based National Democratic Institute NDI to prepare journalists for the general elections in 2023 journalism and networking the role of the media as agents of change the promotion of peace and democratic values in news reporting It also trained participants in the use of technology to track fake news among others Mr Perry Tukuwei Project Coordinator SFCG and a Mr Perry Tukuwei Project Coordinator SFCG and specialist in elections and government told the News Agency that the training was organized for journalists broadcasters and influential people in social networks among others from Nigeria that the training was organized for journalists broadcasters and social media influencers among others He said the capacity of civil society organizations w as well as strengthened sensible principles in the office as well as steps to mitigate hate speech Tukuwei emphasized that the training would strengthen the capacity of journalists to be agents of change to drive the conversation of inclusive governance processes for women youth people with disabilities PWD and internally displaced persons We look forward to seeing how we can mitigate the rise of hate speech misinformation and disinformation we know that the fourth estate of the kingdom plays a key role in the formation of narratives and stereotypes Once we build the capacity of media stakeholders they can start to push these messages within their networks and we can change the negative narratives At the end of this training we want journalists to keep in mind that we are training them on a common approach he said Tukuwei also pointed out that media professionals needed to work together for success he said that one of the action plans of the training would be to establish a Common Ground Journalism Forum so that journalists can carry out initiatives to promote democracy and inclusion in the electoral process Tukuwei said the training was also repeated in Anambra Ekiti and Osun and on a national scale due to the presidential elections and more will be held when the off cycle elections come Mr Temisan Etietsola National Media Specialist SFCG said media professionals were needed to contribute to peacebuilding and social change Etietsola said that the media can also play a role in building trust finding solutions inspiring educating and entertaining the nation without compromising the basic principles of true journalism tensions the media have a crucial role to play they can inflame the situation or they can use their considerable power to defuse the tension In other words they can be part of the problem or they can be part of the solution the media can provide four key things to enable social change Journalists can clarify issues and raise awareness counter rumors and provide accurate and reliable news and information he said Etietsola called on journalists to always examine issues impartially and such issues inclusively reflecting diverse perspectives He also urged them to give voice to the voiceless allow dialogue and understanding respect the interests of others and propose options and solutions to conflicts He called on journalists to seek solutions and strengthen relationships reduce stereotypes prejudices and misconceptions and encourage flexibility and openness towards others Edited Alli Hakeem Source Credit NAN
    International NGO trains journalists on conflicts sensitive reporting
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    International NGO trains journalists on conflicts sensitive reporting

    /Lizzy Okōji

    Search for Common Ground (SFCG), an international NGO, has trained more than 30 journalists in Abuja to equip them with the necessary skills in conflict and sensitive reporting and mitigating misinformation and disinformation.

    The NGO organized the training with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US-based National Democratic Institute (NDI) to prepare journalists for the general elections in 2023. journalism and networking, the role of the media as agents of change, the promotion of peace and democratic values ​​in news reporting. It also trained participants in the use of technology to track fake news, among others. Mr. Perry Tukuwei, Project Coordinator, SFCG and a Mr. Perry Tukuwei, Project Coordinator, SFCG and specialist in elections and government, told the News Agency that the training was organized for journalists, broadcasters and influential people in social networks, among others. from Nigeria that the training was organized for journalists, broadcasters and social media influencers, among others. He said the capacity of civil society organizations w as well as strengthened sensible principles in the office, as well as steps to mitigate hate speech. Tukuwei emphasized that the training would strengthen the capacity of journalists to be agents of change to drive the conversation of inclusive governance processes for women, youth, people with disabilities (PWD). ) and internally displaced persons. “We look forward to seeing how we can mitigate the rise of hate speech, misinformation and disinformation; we know that the fourth estate of the kingdom plays a key role in the formation of narratives and stereotypes. “Once we build the capacity of media stakeholders, they can start to push these messages within their networks and we can change the negative narratives.” At the end of this training, we want journalists to keep in mind that we are training them on a common approach,” he said. Tukuwei also pointed out that media professionals needed to work together for success. he said that one of the action plans of the training would be to establish a Common Ground Journalism Forum so that journalists can carry out initiatives to promote democracy and inclusion in the electoral process. Tukuwei said the training was also repeated in Anambra, Ekiti and Osun and on a national scale due to the presidential elections and more will be held when the off-cycle elections come. Mr. Temisan Etietsola, National Media Specialist, SFCG, said media professionals were needed to contribute to peacebuilding and social change. Etietsola said that the media can also play a role in building trust, finding solutions, inspiring, educating and entertaining the nation without compromising the basic principles of true journalism. tensions, the media have a crucial role to play; they can inflame the situation or they can use their considerable power to defuse the tension. “In other words, they can be part of the problem or they can be part of the solution; the media can provide four key things to enable social change. “Journalists can clarify issues and raise awareness, counter rumors, and provide accurate and reliable news and information,” he said. Etietsola called on journalists to always examine issues impartially and such issues inclusively, reflecting diverse perspectives. He also urged them to give voice to the voiceless, allow dialogue and understanding, respect the interests of others, and propose options and solutions to conflicts. He called on journalists to seek solutions and strengthen relationships, reduce stereotypes, prejudices and misconceptions, and encourage flexibility and openness towards others.

    Edited / Alli Hakeem

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  •   The FCT Area Councils Staff Pension Board has paid out N8 billion to 1 217 retirees from 2016 to date The director and chief executive of the board Dr Zing Nden told a press conference on Wednesday in Abuja that 754 million naira of the money was paid to 194 retirees in 2022 The director called on those who retired between 2005 and 2015 to come forward to claim their benefits We still have 132 people who retired between 2005 and 2015 but have not applied for their pensions We don t have his full records We have your files but we do not have your Pension Administrator Certificates that allow us to process your payments he said He added that over the past five or six years the board paid out N1 8 billion as monthly pensions to more than a million retirees under the old pension plan We also maintained a good life insurance policy and paid out 896 million naira as death insurance benefits to the dependents of those who died during the period under review he said Nden added that the board is currently working to pay retirement benefits before the retirement date We are still behind For example we have just received the minister s approval of N170 million to pay those who retired in October Our plan was to have paid October retirees in August he said Nden added that the board was determined to complement the effective workflow system of the Pension Management System We have been able to train pension desk officials on a quarterly basis to ensure they are aware of developments at the National Pension Commission he said He commended FCT Minister Malam Muhammad Bello and FCT Permanent Secretary Mr Olusade Adesola for their support We have our funding essentially from the Federal Government the FCT Administration and the Area Councils which are our main stakeholders said Nden edited Source Credit NAN
    FCT councils pension board disburses N8bn to 1,217 retirees in 6 years – Director
      The FCT Area Councils Staff Pension Board has paid out N8 billion to 1 217 retirees from 2016 to date The director and chief executive of the board Dr Zing Nden told a press conference on Wednesday in Abuja that 754 million naira of the money was paid to 194 retirees in 2022 The director called on those who retired between 2005 and 2015 to come forward to claim their benefits We still have 132 people who retired between 2005 and 2015 but have not applied for their pensions We don t have his full records We have your files but we do not have your Pension Administrator Certificates that allow us to process your payments he said He added that over the past five or six years the board paid out N1 8 billion as monthly pensions to more than a million retirees under the old pension plan We also maintained a good life insurance policy and paid out 896 million naira as death insurance benefits to the dependents of those who died during the period under review he said Nden added that the board is currently working to pay retirement benefits before the retirement date We are still behind For example we have just received the minister s approval of N170 million to pay those who retired in October Our plan was to have paid October retirees in August he said Nden added that the board was determined to complement the effective workflow system of the Pension Management System We have been able to train pension desk officials on a quarterly basis to ensure they are aware of developments at the National Pension Commission he said He commended FCT Minister Malam Muhammad Bello and FCT Permanent Secretary Mr Olusade Adesola for their support We have our funding essentially from the Federal Government the FCT Administration and the Area Councils which are our main stakeholders said Nden edited Source Credit NAN
    FCT councils pension board disburses N8bn to 1,217 retirees in 6 years – Director
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    FCT councils pension board disburses N8bn to 1,217 retirees in 6 years – Director

    The FCT Area Councils Staff Pension Board has paid out N8 billion to 1,217 retirees from 2016 to date.

    The director and chief executive of the board, Dr. Zing Nden, told a press conference on Wednesday in Abuja that 754 million naira of the money was paid to 194 retirees in 2022.

    The director called on those who retired between 2005 and 2015 to come forward to claim their benefits.

    “We still have 132 people who retired between 2005 and 2015, but have not applied for their pensions.

    “We don't have his full records. We have your files, but we do not have your Pension Administrator Certificates that allow us to process your payments,” he said.

    He added that over the past five or six years, the board paid out N1.8 billion as monthly pensions to more than a million retirees under the old pension plan.

    "We also maintained a good life insurance policy and paid out 896 million naira as death insurance benefits to the dependents of those who died during the period under review," he said.

    Nden added that the board is currently working to pay retirement benefits before the retirement date.

    “We are still behind. For example, we have just received the minister's approval of N170 million to pay those who retired in October.

    “Our plan was to have paid October retirees in August,” he said.

    Nden added that the board was determined to complement the effective workflow system of the Pension Management System.

    “We have been able to train pension desk officials on a quarterly basis to ensure they are aware of developments at the National Pension Commission,” he said.

    He commended FCT Minister Malam Muhammad Bello and FCT Permanent Secretary Mr. Olusade Adesola for their support.

    “We have our funding essentially from the Federal Government, the FCT Administration and the Area Councils, which are our main stakeholders,” said Nden.

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  •   Prof Razaq Abubakre The King Salman Global Academy for the Arabic Language based in Riyadh Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has commissioned Prof Razaq Abubakre to lecture on the History of the Arabic Language in Nigeria The conference is scheduled for November 9 at 6 00 pm Nigerian time via Zoom A statement signed in Abuja provided the link as https youtu be hqYInX7SCBQ The Saudi Academy established in September 2020 aims to strengthen the role of the Arabic language regionally and globally and highlight its value in expressing the linguistic depth of Arabic and Islamic culture It is currently the most authoritative Arabic academy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia established to promote the cross fertilization of research the advancement of teaching and the exploration of the further growth of Arabic That the Academy is named after the current ruling monarch of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia attests to its precedent The Abubakre conference addresses such topics as the stages of the growth of the Arabic language in Nigeria from the beginning of the first century of Islam to the sixth century of the Gregorian calendar It touches on cross language loanwords between Arabic and local languages in Nigeria culminating in the cross fertilization of cross language vocabulary expansions It also touches on prominent Arab literary figures in Nigeria spanning centuries to the contemporary period The conference will establish that for two centuries in a row the 19th and 20th centuries the deans of Arabic literature in Africa the Western Atlantic were Nigerians The two prolific Nigerian authors were Shaykh Abdullah b Fudi from the 19th century and Shaykh Adam Abdullah Al Ilory from the 20th century according to the statement The conference will also examine the future of Arabic in Nigeria It also re emphasizes the relevance of Arabic for proper grounding and foregrounding in Islamic studies The conference draws the attention of the Nigerian and global communities to provide more moral and official support to private Arab schools that deserve support The statement indicates that such official support should come especially from the Arab world This is how their English counterparts receive support from the British Council French from Alliance Francais German from DAAD and the German Academic Exchange Program as well as the Goethe Institut The speaker Prof Abubakre is from Iwo in Osun He studied Arabic under Shaykh Adam Abdullah Al Ilory at his Agege Arabic and Islamic Training Center and at the University of Ibadan for his BA in Arabic Language and Literature which he completed in 1976 with First Class Abubakre won the Commonwealth Scholarship and Scholarship Scheme a British award for his doctorate in Arabic literature at the School of Oriental and African Studies University of London from 1977 to 1980 He was a scholarship holder of the German DAAD Academic Exchange Program in 1987 and 1996 Abubakre became the regional president of Nigeria and a member of the Board of Trustees for Global Islamic Literature from 2001 to date He was national president of the Muslim Student Society of Nigeria from 1974 to 1975 national president of the Nigerian Association for the Study of Religions from 1987 to 1993 Abubakre was a member of the Executive of the International Association for the History of Religions Rome Italy from 1991 to 1995 He was appointed Chairman of the Governing Council of the Oyo State College of Education Ila Orangun Chairman of the Governing Council Faculty of Arab and Islamic Studies Muftau Lanihun 1994 2002 Abubakre was Director of the Department of Religions at the University of Ilorin from 1992 to 1995 and Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ilorin from 2001 to 2003 After that he became Vice Chancellor of Al Hikmah University Ilorin from 2008 to 2010 and Federal Commissioner Osun Public Complaints Commission from 2012 to 2018 He withdrew from the University of Ilorin on January 20 2018 and moved to the UK from January 2019 to September 2021 Abubakre is a member of Agba Osun Elders of Osun from 2021 to date edited Source Credit NAN
    Saudi Arabian Academy commissions emeritus Nigerian professor to give lecture
      Prof Razaq Abubakre The King Salman Global Academy for the Arabic Language based in Riyadh Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has commissioned Prof Razaq Abubakre to lecture on the History of the Arabic Language in Nigeria The conference is scheduled for November 9 at 6 00 pm Nigerian time via Zoom A statement signed in Abuja provided the link as https youtu be hqYInX7SCBQ The Saudi Academy established in September 2020 aims to strengthen the role of the Arabic language regionally and globally and highlight its value in expressing the linguistic depth of Arabic and Islamic culture It is currently the most authoritative Arabic academy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia established to promote the cross fertilization of research the advancement of teaching and the exploration of the further growth of Arabic That the Academy is named after the current ruling monarch of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia attests to its precedent The Abubakre conference addresses such topics as the stages of the growth of the Arabic language in Nigeria from the beginning of the first century of Islam to the sixth century of the Gregorian calendar It touches on cross language loanwords between Arabic and local languages in Nigeria culminating in the cross fertilization of cross language vocabulary expansions It also touches on prominent Arab literary figures in Nigeria spanning centuries to the contemporary period The conference will establish that for two centuries in a row the 19th and 20th centuries the deans of Arabic literature in Africa the Western Atlantic were Nigerians The two prolific Nigerian authors were Shaykh Abdullah b Fudi from the 19th century and Shaykh Adam Abdullah Al Ilory from the 20th century according to the statement The conference will also examine the future of Arabic in Nigeria It also re emphasizes the relevance of Arabic for proper grounding and foregrounding in Islamic studies The conference draws the attention of the Nigerian and global communities to provide more moral and official support to private Arab schools that deserve support The statement indicates that such official support should come especially from the Arab world This is how their English counterparts receive support from the British Council French from Alliance Francais German from DAAD and the German Academic Exchange Program as well as the Goethe Institut The speaker Prof Abubakre is from Iwo in Osun He studied Arabic under Shaykh Adam Abdullah Al Ilory at his Agege Arabic and Islamic Training Center and at the University of Ibadan for his BA in Arabic Language and Literature which he completed in 1976 with First Class Abubakre won the Commonwealth Scholarship and Scholarship Scheme a British award for his doctorate in Arabic literature at the School of Oriental and African Studies University of London from 1977 to 1980 He was a scholarship holder of the German DAAD Academic Exchange Program in 1987 and 1996 Abubakre became the regional president of Nigeria and a member of the Board of Trustees for Global Islamic Literature from 2001 to date He was national president of the Muslim Student Society of Nigeria from 1974 to 1975 national president of the Nigerian Association for the Study of Religions from 1987 to 1993 Abubakre was a member of the Executive of the International Association for the History of Religions Rome Italy from 1991 to 1995 He was appointed Chairman of the Governing Council of the Oyo State College of Education Ila Orangun Chairman of the Governing Council Faculty of Arab and Islamic Studies Muftau Lanihun 1994 2002 Abubakre was Director of the Department of Religions at the University of Ilorin from 1992 to 1995 and Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ilorin from 2001 to 2003 After that he became Vice Chancellor of Al Hikmah University Ilorin from 2008 to 2010 and Federal Commissioner Osun Public Complaints Commission from 2012 to 2018 He withdrew from the University of Ilorin on January 20 2018 and moved to the UK from January 2019 to September 2021 Abubakre is a member of Agba Osun Elders of Osun from 2021 to date edited Source Credit NAN
    Saudi Arabian Academy commissions emeritus Nigerian professor to give lecture
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    Saudi Arabian Academy commissions emeritus Nigerian professor to give lecture

    Prof. Razaq Abubakre

    The King Salman Global Academy for the Arabic Language based in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has commissioned Prof. Razaq Abubakre to lecture on the History of the Arabic Language in Nigeria.

    The conference is scheduled for November 9 at 6:00 pm Nigerian time via Zoom.

    A statement signed in Abuja provided the link as: https://youtu.be/hqYInX7SCBQ

    The Saudi Academy, established in September 2020, aims to strengthen the role of the Arabic language regionally and globally and highlight its value in expressing the linguistic depth of Arabic and Islamic culture.

    It is currently the most authoritative Arabic academy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, established to promote the cross-fertilization of research, the advancement of teaching, and the exploration of the further growth of Arabic.

    That the Academy is named after the current ruling monarch of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia attests to its precedent.

    The Abubakre conference addresses such topics as the stages of the growth of the Arabic language in Nigeria from the beginning of the first century of Islam to the sixth century of the Gregorian calendar.

    It touches on cross-language loanwords between Arabic and local languages ​​in Nigeria, culminating in the cross-fertilization of cross-language vocabulary expansions.

    It also touches on prominent Arab literary figures in Nigeria spanning centuries to the contemporary period.

    The conference will establish that for two centuries in a row, the 19th and 20th centuries, the deans of Arabic literature in Africa, the Western Atlantic, were Nigerians.

    The two prolific Nigerian authors were Shaykh Abdullah b. Fudi from the 19th century and Shaykh Adam Abdullah Al-Ilory from the 20th century, according to the statement.

    The conference will also examine the future of Arabic in Nigeria.

    It also re-emphasizes the relevance of Arabic for proper grounding and foregrounding in Islamic studies.

    The conference draws the attention of the Nigerian and global communities to provide more moral and official support to private Arab schools that deserve support.

    The statement indicates that such official support should come especially from the Arab world.

    This is how their English counterparts receive support from the British Council, French from Alliance Francais, German from DAAD and the German Academic Exchange Program, as well as the Goethe-Institut.

    The speaker, Prof. Abubakre is from Iwo in Osun.

    He studied Arabic under Shaykh Adam Abdullah Al-Ilory at his Agege Arabic and Islamic Training Center, and at the University of Ibadan for his BA in Arabic Language and Literature, which he completed in 1976 with First Class.

    Abubakre won the Commonwealth Scholarship and Scholarship Scheme, a British award, for his doctorate in Arabic literature at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London from 1977 to 1980.

    He was a scholarship holder of the German DAAD Academic Exchange Program in 1987 and 1996.

    Abubakre became the regional president of Nigeria and a member of the Board of Trustees for Global Islamic Literature from 2001 to date.

    He was national president of the Muslim Student Society of Nigeria from 1974 to 1975, national president of the Nigerian Association for the Study of Religions from 1987 to 1993.

    Abubakre was a member of the Executive of the International Association for the History of Religions, Rome, Italy, from 1991 to 1995.

    He was appointed Chairman of the Governing Council of the Oyo State College of Education, Ila Orangun; Chairman of the Governing Council, Faculty of Arab and Islamic Studies Muftau Lanihun 1994-2002

    Abubakre was Director of the Department of Religions at the University of Ilorin from 1992 to 1995 and Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ilorin from 2001 to 2003.

    After that, he became Vice Chancellor of Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin from 2008 to 2010 and Federal Commissioner, Osun Public Complaints Commission from 2012 to 2018.

    He withdrew from the University of Ilorin on January 20, 2018 and moved to the UK from January 2019 to September 2021.

    Abubakre is a member of Agba Osun (Elders of Osun) from 2021 to date.

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  •   The President of the Defense and Police Officers Wives Association DEPOWA Ms Vickie Irabor opened a new school for children of Defense Intelligence Agency DIA staff and officers on Wednesday The school DIAOWA Preparatory School Idi Musa Estate Kyami District Abuja was built by the Intelligence Agency Officers Wives Association DIAOWA Irabor said the country s social and economic environment had challenged parents and caregivers regarding the safety and well being of their wards He said that the constant need to provide nutrition education and a safe environment were the areas of greatest concern Although various agencies have taken on the challenge of ensuring communities are resilient to changing climates much more needs to be done to close the gaps he said Irabor pointed out that military officers wives associations had done a lot in this regard She assured that they would continue to hold the home front while their husbands carry out their responsibility to secure the nation As wives or mothers our innate and natural instinct continues to guide us to be strategic in the projects necessary to undertake to help our husbands This executed project DIAOWA Ms Adesuwa Adebayo is one of those noble projects in our military community DIAOWA has shown that it is fully embedded in the life of the military community with multiple programs to improve educational levels for all age groups We are aware of the dangers of ignorance and lack of education in our communities The unique challenges of creating sustainable educational institutions to accommodate ever growing families within barracks and service institutions make this High School a welcome and timely addition he said Irabor commended DIAOWA for the school s deliberate positioning to support the specific needs of officers and their families in the Kyami community with an emphasis on proximity and ease of access He congratulated the DIA staff and the residents of the Kyami community for the opportunity to access quality education Likewise the Chief of Defense Intelligence CDI Div Gen Samuel Adebayo pointed out that the distance between the DIA headquarters and the nearest school was a concern for the agency therefore the establishment of the school Adebayo said the agency remained committed to ensuring the provision of essential facilities like schools water and electricity to its staff He said the school would serve the needs of the staff and the surrounding community We hope that it will become the beginning of the expansion of the schools to come with the high school and if possible something else In addition to the school we considered the need for staff welfare and started building a staff club with sports facilities he said For its part the Coordinator DIAOWA said that the creation of the school was to bring a quality education to the door of each child in the area We believe that in order to achieve a formidable prosperous and valuable society we must establish structures and systems capable of developing the capacity of human resources One of those ways is to establish a standard and quality oriented educational system Attention was focused on the Kyami area because it houses one of the Defense Intelligence Agency s most prominent lodging establishments but sadly lacks an educational institute he said The DIAOWA coordinator said that the two story building made up of 20 classrooms equipped with air conditioning systems and computers was part of the larger picture of what they intended to do in the future The Nigerian News Agency reports that the school has two computer rooms with seven computers installed per room five offices for staff and an assembly hall with a capacity of more than 100 students It also has recreational nursing facilities such as soccer basketball volleyball and bowling courts as well as a children s play area with creative toys According to Adebayo the entire environment is well secured and has a booth that guarantees the supply of electricity 24 hours a day Edited Oropo Maharazu Ahmed Source Credit NAN
    Irabor inaugurates school for DIA officers’ wards
      The President of the Defense and Police Officers Wives Association DEPOWA Ms Vickie Irabor opened a new school for children of Defense Intelligence Agency DIA staff and officers on Wednesday The school DIAOWA Preparatory School Idi Musa Estate Kyami District Abuja was built by the Intelligence Agency Officers Wives Association DIAOWA Irabor said the country s social and economic environment had challenged parents and caregivers regarding the safety and well being of their wards He said that the constant need to provide nutrition education and a safe environment were the areas of greatest concern Although various agencies have taken on the challenge of ensuring communities are resilient to changing climates much more needs to be done to close the gaps he said Irabor pointed out that military officers wives associations had done a lot in this regard She assured that they would continue to hold the home front while their husbands carry out their responsibility to secure the nation As wives or mothers our innate and natural instinct continues to guide us to be strategic in the projects necessary to undertake to help our husbands This executed project DIAOWA Ms Adesuwa Adebayo is one of those noble projects in our military community DIAOWA has shown that it is fully embedded in the life of the military community with multiple programs to improve educational levels for all age groups We are aware of the dangers of ignorance and lack of education in our communities The unique challenges of creating sustainable educational institutions to accommodate ever growing families within barracks and service institutions make this High School a welcome and timely addition he said Irabor commended DIAOWA for the school s deliberate positioning to support the specific needs of officers and their families in the Kyami community with an emphasis on proximity and ease of access He congratulated the DIA staff and the residents of the Kyami community for the opportunity to access quality education Likewise the Chief of Defense Intelligence CDI Div Gen Samuel Adebayo pointed out that the distance between the DIA headquarters and the nearest school was a concern for the agency therefore the establishment of the school Adebayo said the agency remained committed to ensuring the provision of essential facilities like schools water and electricity to its staff He said the school would serve the needs of the staff and the surrounding community We hope that it will become the beginning of the expansion of the schools to come with the high school and if possible something else In addition to the school we considered the need for staff welfare and started building a staff club with sports facilities he said For its part the Coordinator DIAOWA said that the creation of the school was to bring a quality education to the door of each child in the area We believe that in order to achieve a formidable prosperous and valuable society we must establish structures and systems capable of developing the capacity of human resources One of those ways is to establish a standard and quality oriented educational system Attention was focused on the Kyami area because it houses one of the Defense Intelligence Agency s most prominent lodging establishments but sadly lacks an educational institute he said The DIAOWA coordinator said that the two story building made up of 20 classrooms equipped with air conditioning systems and computers was part of the larger picture of what they intended to do in the future The Nigerian News Agency reports that the school has two computer rooms with seven computers installed per room five offices for staff and an assembly hall with a capacity of more than 100 students It also has recreational nursing facilities such as soccer basketball volleyball and bowling courts as well as a children s play area with creative toys According to Adebayo the entire environment is well secured and has a booth that guarantees the supply of electricity 24 hours a day Edited Oropo Maharazu Ahmed Source Credit NAN
    Irabor inaugurates school for DIA officers’ wards
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    Irabor inaugurates school for DIA officers’ wards

    The President of the Defense and Police Officers' Wives Association (DEPOWA), Ms. Vickie Irabor, opened a new school for children of Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) staff and officers on Wednesday.

    The school, DIAOWA Preparatory School, Idi Musa Estate, Kyami District Abuja, was built by the Intelligence Agency Officers' Wives Association (DIAOWA).

    Irabor said the country's social and economic environment had challenged parents and caregivers regarding the safety and well-being of their wards.

    He said that the constant need to provide nutrition, education and a safe environment were the areas of greatest concern.

    “Although various agencies have taken on the challenge of ensuring communities are resilient to changing climates, much more needs to be done to close the gaps,” he said.

    Irabor pointed out that military officers' wives' associations had done a lot in this regard.

    She assured that they would continue to hold the home front while their husbands carry out their responsibility to secure the nation.

    “As wives or mothers, our innate and natural instinct continues to guide us to be strategic in the projects necessary to undertake to help our husbands.

    “This executed project, DIAOWA, Ms. Adesuwa Adebayo, is one of those noble projects in our military community.

    “DIAOWA has shown that it is fully embedded in the life of the military community with multiple programs to improve educational levels for all age groups.

    “We are aware of the dangers of ignorance and lack of education in our communities.

    “The unique challenges of creating sustainable educational institutions to accommodate ever-growing families within barracks and service institutions make this High School a welcome and timely addition,” he said.

    Irabor commended DIAOWA for the school's deliberate positioning to support the specific needs of officers and their families in the Kyami community with an emphasis on proximity and ease of access.

    He congratulated the DIA staff and the residents of the Kyami community for the opportunity to access quality education.

    Likewise, the Chief of Defense Intelligence (CDI), Div. Gen. Samuel Adebayo, pointed out that the distance between the DIA headquarters and the nearest school was a concern for the agency, therefore, the establishment of the school.

    Adebayo said the agency remained committed to ensuring the provision of essential facilities like schools, water and electricity to its staff.

    He said the school would serve the needs of the staff and the surrounding community.

    “We hope that it will become the beginning of the expansion of the schools to come with the high school and, if possible, something else.

    “In addition to the school, we considered the need for staff welfare and started building a staff club with sports facilities,” he said.

    For its part, the Coordinator, DIAOWA, said that the creation of the school was to bring a quality education to the door of each child in the area.

    “We believe that in order to achieve a formidable, prosperous and valuable society, we must establish structures and systems capable of developing the capacity of human resources.

    “One of those ways is to establish a standard and quality-oriented educational system.

    "Attention was focused on the Kyami area because it houses one of the Defense Intelligence Agency's most prominent lodging establishments, but sadly lacks an educational institute," he said.

    The DIAOWA coordinator said that the two-story building, made up of 20 classrooms, equipped with air conditioning systems and computers, was part of the larger picture of what they intended to do in the future.

    The Nigerian News Agency reports that the school has two computer rooms with seven computers installed per room, five offices for staff and an assembly hall with a capacity of more than 100 students.

    It also has recreational nursing facilities such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, and bowling courts, as well as a children's play area with creative toys.

    According to Adebayo, the entire environment is well secured and has a booth that guarantees the supply of electricity 24 hours a day.

    Edited Oropo/Maharazu Ahmed

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  •   Senator Ifeanyi Ararume has filed a N100 billion lawsuit against the Federal Government in the Federal High Court in Abuja for his alleged illegal removal as non executive chairman of the newly incorporated Nigeria National Petroleum Company NNPC Ararume is asking for 100 billion naira for the damages caused to him by the allegedly illegal and unconstitutional manner in which he was removed as head of the NNPC after using his name to incorporate the entity When the matter was called on Wednesday one of Ararume s lawyers Mr Chris Uche SAN told the court that all parties to the matter had received due process Judge Inyang Ekwo however invoked the provisions of Order 9 Rule 14 2b of the Federal High Court Rules which allows a judge to order a party whose presence in a matter is pertinent to join the matter Judge Ekwo ordered the Corporate Affairs Commission CAC to join as a party as the case concerned the interpretation of the Companies and Allied Affairs Act CAMA There was no objection by either party The judge adjourned the matter until December 15 for citation and ordered that the amended summons of origin be served on the parties before the adjourned date The Nigerian News Agency reports that the lawsuit marked FHC ABJ CS 691 2022 was instituted on behalf of Ararume from Senior Advocates of Nigeria SAN which includes Messrs Chris Uche Ahmed Raji Mahmud Magaji James Onoja KC Nwufor and Gordy Uche Meanwhile Mr Alhassan Shuaibu Principal State Counselor at the Ministry of Justice announced the appearance of the Federal Government The former senator formulated four points of determination One of the issues was whether in view of the provisions of the NNPC Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws the Companies and Related Matters Act 2010 and the Petroleum Industry Act 2021 the position of non executive chairman would not is governed and regulated by the provisions of the law Ararume also asked the court to determine whether under Section 63 3 of the Petroleum Industry Act 2021 the president could lawfully remove him as non executive chairman of the NNPC for any reason outside the provisions of the law In addition he asked the court to determine whether the president could fire him without complying with the expressly stated provisions of the Articles of Incorporation of the Company Section 63 3 of the PI Act 2021 and Section 288 of the CAMA Act 2020 Another issue to determine was whether his alleged deportation vide letter of January 17 without complying with the expressly established provisions of the law was not unlawful illegal null and void and without any legal consequence The plaintiff requested the court upon determination of the issues in his favor to make a declaration that his position as non executive chairman of the NNPC is exclusively governed by and regulated by the PI Act 2021 and the Company s Memorandum of Association A statement that in accordance with Section 63 3 of the PI Act the CAMA Act and the NNPC Memorandum of Association the chairman may not step down as non executive chairman without due process of law The former deputy asked the court for an order of dismissal through a letter dated January 17 with the reference number SGF 3V111 86 He also petitioned the court for an order reinstating him and restoring him to office with all the rights and privileges of the position of non executive chairman of the NNPC In addition he applied to the court for an annulment and annulment order for all decisions and resolutions of the NNPC board made in his absence from January 17 to date He also asked for an order preventing the defendants from withdrawing his name as director of the company He asked for 100 billion naira as damages for the wrongful removal termination and termination of his term as non executive chairman of the NNPC In a 75 paragraph affidavit in support of the lawsuit Ararume stated that following the passage of the Petroleum Industry Act 2021 the former NNPC and its subsidiaries spun off to become the Nigeria National Petroleum Company registered with the Petroleum Commission Corporate Affairs with the number 1843987 On October 20 2021 the Chairman approved my appointment as Non Executive Chairman for an initial five year term and thereafter my name was recorded in the Company s Memorandum of Articles and the appointment was announced to the world Based on the appointment I attended the 23rd World Petroleum Congress in the Americas but surprisingly on January 7 the president inaugurated the NNPC Board without recourse to me while another person was appointed in my place On January 17 I was informed of the withdrawal of my appointment but without any reason that justifies the alleged removal Plaintiff asserted that he was not guilty of any of the preconditions for dismissal or declared medically unfit for work He claimed that he had suffered loss of credibility and goodwill untold emotional mental and psychological trauma and public humiliation due to his alleged illegal expulsion Therefore he begged the court to award him compensation of 100 billion naira and to order his return to office in accordance with the letter and conditions of his appointment edited Source Credit NAN
    Ararume sues FG over alleged unlawful removal as NNPC Chair
      Senator Ifeanyi Ararume has filed a N100 billion lawsuit against the Federal Government in the Federal High Court in Abuja for his alleged illegal removal as non executive chairman of the newly incorporated Nigeria National Petroleum Company NNPC Ararume is asking for 100 billion naira for the damages caused to him by the allegedly illegal and unconstitutional manner in which he was removed as head of the NNPC after using his name to incorporate the entity When the matter was called on Wednesday one of Ararume s lawyers Mr Chris Uche SAN told the court that all parties to the matter had received due process Judge Inyang Ekwo however invoked the provisions of Order 9 Rule 14 2b of the Federal High Court Rules which allows a judge to order a party whose presence in a matter is pertinent to join the matter Judge Ekwo ordered the Corporate Affairs Commission CAC to join as a party as the case concerned the interpretation of the Companies and Allied Affairs Act CAMA There was no objection by either party The judge adjourned the matter until December 15 for citation and ordered that the amended summons of origin be served on the parties before the adjourned date The Nigerian News Agency reports that the lawsuit marked FHC ABJ CS 691 2022 was instituted on behalf of Ararume from Senior Advocates of Nigeria SAN which includes Messrs Chris Uche Ahmed Raji Mahmud Magaji James Onoja KC Nwufor and Gordy Uche Meanwhile Mr Alhassan Shuaibu Principal State Counselor at the Ministry of Justice announced the appearance of the Federal Government The former senator formulated four points of determination One of the issues was whether in view of the provisions of the NNPC Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws the Companies and Related Matters Act 2010 and the Petroleum Industry Act 2021 the position of non executive chairman would not is governed and regulated by the provisions of the law Ararume also asked the court to determine whether under Section 63 3 of the Petroleum Industry Act 2021 the president could lawfully remove him as non executive chairman of the NNPC for any reason outside the provisions of the law In addition he asked the court to determine whether the president could fire him without complying with the expressly stated provisions of the Articles of Incorporation of the Company Section 63 3 of the PI Act 2021 and Section 288 of the CAMA Act 2020 Another issue to determine was whether his alleged deportation vide letter of January 17 without complying with the expressly established provisions of the law was not unlawful illegal null and void and without any legal consequence The plaintiff requested the court upon determination of the issues in his favor to make a declaration that his position as non executive chairman of the NNPC is exclusively governed by and regulated by the PI Act 2021 and the Company s Memorandum of Association A statement that in accordance with Section 63 3 of the PI Act the CAMA Act and the NNPC Memorandum of Association the chairman may not step down as non executive chairman without due process of law The former deputy asked the court for an order of dismissal through a letter dated January 17 with the reference number SGF 3V111 86 He also petitioned the court for an order reinstating him and restoring him to office with all the rights and privileges of the position of non executive chairman of the NNPC In addition he applied to the court for an annulment and annulment order for all decisions and resolutions of the NNPC board made in his absence from January 17 to date He also asked for an order preventing the defendants from withdrawing his name as director of the company He asked for 100 billion naira as damages for the wrongful removal termination and termination of his term as non executive chairman of the NNPC In a 75 paragraph affidavit in support of the lawsuit Ararume stated that following the passage of the Petroleum Industry Act 2021 the former NNPC and its subsidiaries spun off to become the Nigeria National Petroleum Company registered with the Petroleum Commission Corporate Affairs with the number 1843987 On October 20 2021 the Chairman approved my appointment as Non Executive Chairman for an initial five year term and thereafter my name was recorded in the Company s Memorandum of Articles and the appointment was announced to the world Based on the appointment I attended the 23rd World Petroleum Congress in the Americas but surprisingly on January 7 the president inaugurated the NNPC Board without recourse to me while another person was appointed in my place On January 17 I was informed of the withdrawal of my appointment but without any reason that justifies the alleged removal Plaintiff asserted that he was not guilty of any of the preconditions for dismissal or declared medically unfit for work He claimed that he had suffered loss of credibility and goodwill untold emotional mental and psychological trauma and public humiliation due to his alleged illegal expulsion Therefore he begged the court to award him compensation of 100 billion naira and to order his return to office in accordance with the letter and conditions of his appointment edited Source Credit NAN
    Ararume sues FG over alleged unlawful removal as NNPC Chair
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    Ararume sues FG over alleged unlawful removal as NNPC Chair

    Senator Ifeanyi Ararume has filed a N100 billion lawsuit against the Federal Government in the Federal High Court in Abuja for his alleged illegal removal as non-executive chairman of the newly incorporated Nigeria National Petroleum Company (NNPC).

    Ararume is asking for 100 billion naira for the damages caused to him by the allegedly illegal and unconstitutional manner in which he was removed as head of the NNPC after using his name to incorporate the entity.

    When the matter was called on Wednesday, one of Ararume's lawyers, Mr. Chris Uche, (SAN) told the court that all parties to the matter had received due process.

    Judge Inyang Ekwo, however, invoked the provisions of Order 9 Rule 14(2b) of the Federal High Court Rules which allows a judge to order a party whose presence in a matter is pertinent to join the matter.

    Judge Ekwo ordered the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) to join as a party as the case concerned the interpretation of the Companies and Allied Affairs Act (CAMA).

    There was no objection by either party.

    The judge adjourned the matter until December 15 for citation and ordered that the amended summons of origin be served on the parties before the adjourned date.

    The Nigerian News Agency, reports that the lawsuit marked, FHC/ABJ/CS/691/2022 was instituted on behalf of Ararume from Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) which includes Messrs. Chris Uche, Ahmed Raji, Mahmud Magaji, James Onoja, KC Nwufor, and Gordy Uche.

    Meanwhile, Mr. Alhassan Shuaibu, Principal State Counselor at the Ministry of Justice, announced the appearance of the Federal Government.

    The former senator formulated four points of determination.

    One of the issues was whether in view of the provisions of the NNPC Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws, the Companies and Related Matters Act 2010 and the Petroleum Industry Act 2021, the position of non-executive chairman would not is governed and regulated by the provisions of the law.

    Ararume also asked the court to determine whether under Section 63(3) of the Petroleum Industry Act 2021, the president could lawfully remove him as non-executive chairman of the NNPC for any reason outside the provisions of the law.

    In addition, he asked the court to determine whether the president could fire him without complying with the expressly stated provisions of the Articles of Incorporation of the Company, Section 63 (3) of the PI Act 2021 and Section 288 of the CAMA Act. 2020.

    Another issue to determine was whether his alleged deportation vide letter of January 17 without complying with the expressly established provisions of the law was not unlawful, illegal, null and void and without any legal consequence.

    The plaintiff requested the court, upon determination of the issues in his favor, to make a declaration that his position as non-executive chairman of the NNPC is exclusively governed by, and regulated by, the PI Act 2021 and the Company's Memorandum of Association.

    “A statement that in accordance with Section 63(3) of the PI Act, the CAMA Act, and the NNPC Memorandum of Association, the chairman may not step down as non-executive chairman without due process of law.”

    The former deputy asked the court for an order of dismissal through a letter dated January 17 with the reference number SGF.3V111/86.

    He also petitioned the court for an order reinstating him and restoring him to office with all the rights and privileges of the position of non-executive chairman of the NNPC.

    In addition, he applied to the court for an annulment and annulment order for all decisions and resolutions of the NNPC board made in his absence from January 17 to date.

    He also asked for an order preventing the defendants from withdrawing his name as director of the company.

    He asked for 100 billion naira as damages for the wrongful removal, termination and termination of his term as non-executive chairman of the NNPC.

    In a 75-paragraph affidavit in support of the lawsuit, Ararume stated that following the passage of the Petroleum Industry Act 2021, the former NNPC and its subsidiaries spun off to become the Nigeria National Petroleum Company registered with the Petroleum Commission. Corporate Affairs with the number 1843987.

    “On October 20, 2021, the Chairman approved my appointment as Non-Executive Chairman for an initial five-year term, and thereafter my name was recorded in the Company's Memorandum of Articles and the appointment was announced to the world.

    “Based on the appointment, I attended the 23rd World Petroleum Congress in the Americas but surprisingly, on January 7, the president inaugurated the NNPC Board without recourse to me, while another person was appointed in my place.”

    “On January 17, I was informed of the withdrawal of my appointment, but without any reason that justifies the alleged removal.”

    Plaintiff asserted that he was not guilty of any of the preconditions for dismissal or declared medically unfit for work.

    He claimed that he had suffered loss of credibility and goodwill, untold emotional, mental and psychological trauma and public humiliation due to his alleged illegal expulsion.

    Therefore, he begged the court to award him compensation of 100 billion naira and to order his return to office in accordance with the letter and conditions of his appointment.

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  •   Egypt and Norway have launched the first phase of a project to establish a major green hydrogen plant in Egypt s Ain Sokhna on the Red Sea with a capacity to produce 100MW President Abdel Fattah El Sisi of Egypt and Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr St re at the launch of the project on Tuesday said the launch was part of the UN Climate Conference of the Parties COP27 in 2022 which is celebrated in Sharm El Sheikh Egypt This event formed part of the final day of the Climate Implementation Summit with more than 100 heads of state and government meeting in the first days of the conference to work on the implementation of existing climate agreements El Sisi praised the project which will be implemented in cooperation with Norwegian energy giant Scatec The Egyptian president said it provides a practical investment partnership model that stimulates sustainable economic development with a focus on the role of the domestic and foreign private sector in addition to the role of government working alongside this fruitful sector Scatec has been a major developer in Egypt s huge Benban Solar Park in Aswan Upper Egypt one of the world s largest solar parks with a total capacity of 1 8 GW The Green Hydrogen Plant is part of Egypt s broader green hydrogen strategy which has a vision to produce green hydrogen at the cheapest price in the world The strategy is implemented in cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Arab Union for Sustainable Development and the Environment It seeks to help Egypt contribute eight percent of the global hydrogen market Egypt s cabinet said in a statement on Saturday El Sisi said Green hydrogen has become one of the most important solutions on the way to a green economy for the next few years It is an example where developing countries including Egypt are making great strides However we still have to face challenges derived from the tendency of some countries to bet on local green hydrogen in a way that lowers its production cost This causes an imbalance in the global hydrogen market and contributes to undermining the competitiveness of green hydrogen produced in developing countries compared to developed countries added the president edited Source Credit NAN
    Egypt, Norway unveil 100mw green hydrogen plant on Red Sea
      Egypt and Norway have launched the first phase of a project to establish a major green hydrogen plant in Egypt s Ain Sokhna on the Red Sea with a capacity to produce 100MW President Abdel Fattah El Sisi of Egypt and Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr St re at the launch of the project on Tuesday said the launch was part of the UN Climate Conference of the Parties COP27 in 2022 which is celebrated in Sharm El Sheikh Egypt This event formed part of the final day of the Climate Implementation Summit with more than 100 heads of state and government meeting in the first days of the conference to work on the implementation of existing climate agreements El Sisi praised the project which will be implemented in cooperation with Norwegian energy giant Scatec The Egyptian president said it provides a practical investment partnership model that stimulates sustainable economic development with a focus on the role of the domestic and foreign private sector in addition to the role of government working alongside this fruitful sector Scatec has been a major developer in Egypt s huge Benban Solar Park in Aswan Upper Egypt one of the world s largest solar parks with a total capacity of 1 8 GW The Green Hydrogen Plant is part of Egypt s broader green hydrogen strategy which has a vision to produce green hydrogen at the cheapest price in the world The strategy is implemented in cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Arab Union for Sustainable Development and the Environment It seeks to help Egypt contribute eight percent of the global hydrogen market Egypt s cabinet said in a statement on Saturday El Sisi said Green hydrogen has become one of the most important solutions on the way to a green economy for the next few years It is an example where developing countries including Egypt are making great strides However we still have to face challenges derived from the tendency of some countries to bet on local green hydrogen in a way that lowers its production cost This causes an imbalance in the global hydrogen market and contributes to undermining the competitiveness of green hydrogen produced in developing countries compared to developed countries added the president edited Source Credit NAN
    Egypt, Norway unveil 100mw green hydrogen plant on Red Sea
    Foreign3 weeks ago

    Egypt, Norway unveil 100mw green hydrogen plant on Red Sea

    Egypt and Norway have launched the first phase of a project to establish a major green hydrogen plant in Egypt's Ain Sokhna on the Red Sea, with a capacity to produce 100MW.

    President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi of Egypt and Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, at the launch of the project on Tuesday, said the launch was part of the UN Climate Conference of the Parties (COP27) in 2022 which is celebrated in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. .

    This event formed part of the final day of the Climate Implementation Summit, with more than 100 heads of state and government meeting in the first days of the conference to work on the implementation of existing climate agreements.

    El-Sisi praised the project, which will be implemented in cooperation with Norwegian energy giant Scatec.

    The Egyptian president said it provides "a practical investment partnership model that stimulates sustainable economic development with a focus on the role of the domestic and foreign private sector in addition to the role of government, working alongside this fruitful sector."

    Scatec has been a major developer in Egypt's huge Benban Solar Park in Aswan, Upper Egypt, one of the world's largest solar parks with a total capacity of 1.8 GW.

    The Green Hydrogen Plant is part of Egypt's broader green hydrogen strategy, which has a vision to produce green hydrogen at the cheapest price in the world.

    The strategy is implemented in cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Arab Union for Sustainable Development and the Environment.

    It seeks to help Egypt contribute eight percent of the global hydrogen market, Egypt's cabinet said in a statement on Saturday.

    El-Sisi said: “Green hydrogen has become one of the most important solutions on the way to a green economy for the next few years.

    “It is an example where developing countries, including Egypt, are making great strides.

    “However, we still have to face challenges derived from the tendency of some countries to bet on local green hydrogen in a way that lowers its production cost.

    "This causes an imbalance in the global hydrogen market and contributes to undermining the competitiveness of green hydrogen produced in developing countries compared to developed countries," added the president.

    edited

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  •   Cross section of participants at the 2022 Annual International Conference on Advances Innovation and Research in Health ICHAIR hosted by the Institute of Medical Research NIMR on Tuesday A former Minister of Health Prof Isaac Adewole has called for a collaboration that provides sustainable investment and resources to promote health research and innovations in Nigeria Adewole who was chairman of the 2022 Annual International Conference on Advances in Health Innovation and Research ICHAIR organized by the Institute of Medical Research NIMR made the call in Lagos on Tuesday He said One of my core messages today is the need to transcend add value and innovation from high quality local research to address our national health needs Nigerians and Africans are known for their resilience creativity and determination to succeed when given an enabling environment to thrive I am optimistic that the government the private sector the research community and the health industry will provide sustainable resources to promote health innovation in the country and Africa This will also provide translational solutions for health and development He commended NIMR for its immense contribution through various investigations to offer solutions to health problems peculiar to Nigeria and Africa in general Adewole also a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan urged the young conference participants to use the knowledge gained at the event to further their reach in their various scientific fields In addition Prof Akin Abayomi Lagos State Health Commissioner said the government must allow NIMR to consensualize research ideas and translate them into innovations that help advance health service delivery Abayomi a special guest at the conference noted that NIMR was endowed with the necessary physical and human resources to carry out its mandate as the country s quaternary research institute NIMR is the quaternary institute and is equivalent to the National Institutes of Health in the US and I hope that the federal and state government will recognize NIMR for what it is The government must do more to support NIMR in the areas of research that will offer solutions to our health problem as a nation Most of the grants attracted by the institute are foreign grants and they are tied to these grants but if they are generated internally they will be more focused on our problem he said Speaking earlier NIMR Director General Prof Babtunde Salako said that the conference which was started in 2011 and repositioned in 2021 had become a gathering for biomedical professionals and stakeholders inside and outside the country Salako said the institute had made good progress in developing diagnostic kits including COVID 19 and rapid molecular test kits yellow fever and monkeypox test kits among others This year ICHAIR marks our expansion in reach reach and content despite the advances innovations and public health insights made in containing COVID 19 there have been other health concerns globally A key expectation before the end of this conference is to identify the focus of excellence in the country and deliberate on how innovations and research results can improve health We hope that the government will initiate policies that can catalyze market acceptance of local innovations he said The Director General praised the Federal Government for improving the financing of the Institute while calling on the government to obtain more funds through the Basic Medical Care Provision Fund The Nigerian News Agency reports that Prof Alani Akanmu Chairperson of the National Task Team on Antiretroviral Therapy ART delivered a keynote address on the theme The Future of HIV He said that the ray of hope for a cure for HIV was possible with ARVs Akanmu also said that progress has been made through research to reduce HIV viral load over the years globally reports that a newly built Biobank facility was also inaugurated at the institute Edited Vivian Ihechu Source Credit NAN
    Ex-Minister calls for partnership to advance health research
      Cross section of participants at the 2022 Annual International Conference on Advances Innovation and Research in Health ICHAIR hosted by the Institute of Medical Research NIMR on Tuesday A former Minister of Health Prof Isaac Adewole has called for a collaboration that provides sustainable investment and resources to promote health research and innovations in Nigeria Adewole who was chairman of the 2022 Annual International Conference on Advances in Health Innovation and Research ICHAIR organized by the Institute of Medical Research NIMR made the call in Lagos on Tuesday He said One of my core messages today is the need to transcend add value and innovation from high quality local research to address our national health needs Nigerians and Africans are known for their resilience creativity and determination to succeed when given an enabling environment to thrive I am optimistic that the government the private sector the research community and the health industry will provide sustainable resources to promote health innovation in the country and Africa This will also provide translational solutions for health and development He commended NIMR for its immense contribution through various investigations to offer solutions to health problems peculiar to Nigeria and Africa in general Adewole also a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan urged the young conference participants to use the knowledge gained at the event to further their reach in their various scientific fields In addition Prof Akin Abayomi Lagos State Health Commissioner said the government must allow NIMR to consensualize research ideas and translate them into innovations that help advance health service delivery Abayomi a special guest at the conference noted that NIMR was endowed with the necessary physical and human resources to carry out its mandate as the country s quaternary research institute NIMR is the quaternary institute and is equivalent to the National Institutes of Health in the US and I hope that the federal and state government will recognize NIMR for what it is The government must do more to support NIMR in the areas of research that will offer solutions to our health problem as a nation Most of the grants attracted by the institute are foreign grants and they are tied to these grants but if they are generated internally they will be more focused on our problem he said Speaking earlier NIMR Director General Prof Babtunde Salako said that the conference which was started in 2011 and repositioned in 2021 had become a gathering for biomedical professionals and stakeholders inside and outside the country Salako said the institute had made good progress in developing diagnostic kits including COVID 19 and rapid molecular test kits yellow fever and monkeypox test kits among others This year ICHAIR marks our expansion in reach reach and content despite the advances innovations and public health insights made in containing COVID 19 there have been other health concerns globally A key expectation before the end of this conference is to identify the focus of excellence in the country and deliberate on how innovations and research results can improve health We hope that the government will initiate policies that can catalyze market acceptance of local innovations he said The Director General praised the Federal Government for improving the financing of the Institute while calling on the government to obtain more funds through the Basic Medical Care Provision Fund The Nigerian News Agency reports that Prof Alani Akanmu Chairperson of the National Task Team on Antiretroviral Therapy ART delivered a keynote address on the theme The Future of HIV He said that the ray of hope for a cure for HIV was possible with ARVs Akanmu also said that progress has been made through research to reduce HIV viral load over the years globally reports that a newly built Biobank facility was also inaugurated at the institute Edited Vivian Ihechu Source Credit NAN
    Ex-Minister calls for partnership to advance health research
    General news3 weeks ago

    Ex-Minister calls for partnership to advance health research

    Cross-section of participants at the 2022 Annual International Conference on Advances, Innovation and Research in Health (ICHAIR), hosted by the Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) on Tuesday

    A former Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has called for a collaboration that provides sustainable investment and resources to promote health research and innovations in Nigeria.

    Adewole, who was chairman of the 2022 Annual International Conference on Advances in Health, Innovation and Research (ICHAIR), organized by the Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), made the call in Lagos on Tuesday.

    He said: “One of my core messages today is the need to transcend, add value and innovation from high quality local research to address our national health needs.

    “Nigerians and Africans are known for their resilience, creativity and determination to succeed when given an enabling environment to thrive.

    “I am optimistic that the government, the private sector, the research community and the health industry will provide sustainable resources to promote health innovation in the country and Africa.

    “This will also provide translational solutions for health and development. ”

    He commended NIMR for its immense contribution through various investigations to offer solutions to health problems peculiar to Nigeria and Africa in general.

    Adewole, also a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, urged the young conference participants to use the knowledge gained at the event to further their reach in their various scientific fields.

    In addition, Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Health Commissioner, said the government must allow NIMR to consensualize research ideas and translate them into innovations that help advance health service delivery.

    Abayomi, a special guest at the conference, noted that NIMR was endowed with the necessary physical and human resources to carry out its mandate as the country's quaternary research institute.

    “NIMR is the quaternary institute and is equivalent to the National Institutes of Health in the US and I hope that the federal and state government will recognize NIMR for what it is.

    “The government must do more to support NIMR in the areas of research that will offer solutions to our health problem as a nation.

    “Most of the grants attracted by the institute are foreign grants and they are tied to these grants, but if they are generated internally, they will be more focused on our problem,” he said.

    Speaking earlier, NIMR Director General Prof. Babtunde Salako said that the conference which was started in 2011 and repositioned in 2021 had become a gathering for biomedical professionals and stakeholders inside and outside the country.

    Salako said the institute had made good progress in developing diagnostic kits including COVID-19 and rapid molecular test kits, yellow fever and monkeypox test kits, among others.

    “This year ICHAIR marks our expansion in reach, reach and content, despite the advances, innovations and public health insights made in containing COVID-19, there have been other health concerns globally.

    “A key expectation before the end of this conference is to identify the focus of excellence in the country and deliberate on how innovations and research results can improve health.

    “We hope that the government will initiate policies that can catalyze market acceptance of local innovations,” he said.

    The Director General praised the Federal Government for improving the financing of the Institute, while calling on the government to obtain more funds through the Basic Medical Care Provision Fund.

    The Nigerian News Agency reports that Prof. Alani Akanmu, Chairperson of the National Task Team on Antiretroviral Therapy (ART), delivered a keynote address on the theme “The Future of HIV”.

    He said that the ray of hope for a cure for HIV was possible with ARVs.

    Akanmu also said that progress has been made through research to reduce HIV viral load over the years globally.

    reports that a newly built Biobank facility was also inaugurated at the institute.

    ====================Edited /Vivian Ihechu

    Source Credit: NAN

  •   From left Collins Micheal Head Public Sector LAPO MfB Stephen Ehigiamusoe GOBETH Reliance Company Oluremi Akande Head Communications and Branding Dr Ogho Okiti Managing Director BusinessDay Media Ltd Dorcas Thorpe Head Corporate Planning LAPO MfB LAPO Microfice Bank Limited LAPO MfB a premium microfiche institution in Nigeria has won the 2022 Microfice Bank of the Year LAPO MfB won the award at the 10th Businessday Banks and other Official Institutions BAFI awards event which was recently held in Lagos According to a statement Head Communications and Branding LAPO MfB won this award category for the ninth consecutive time Akande said it was recognition of LAPO s industry leadership and consistency in delivering on its core mandate of social and economic empowerment of low income household members Over the years we have been supporting these low income households through the provision of responsive official services and social interventions that impact lives and communities in a sustainable way This award is dedicated to our loyal clients resilient and committed staff board and management for providing strong and strategic leadership in line with the institution s vision he said He added that LAPO MfB remains committed to its more than 30 year mandate of social and economic empowerment of low income household members and owners of micro small and medium sized businesses in a sustainable manner edited Source Credit NAN
    LAPO Wins Microfice Bank of 2022
      From left Collins Micheal Head Public Sector LAPO MfB Stephen Ehigiamusoe GOBETH Reliance Company Oluremi Akande Head Communications and Branding Dr Ogho Okiti Managing Director BusinessDay Media Ltd Dorcas Thorpe Head Corporate Planning LAPO MfB LAPO Microfice Bank Limited LAPO MfB a premium microfiche institution in Nigeria has won the 2022 Microfice Bank of the Year LAPO MfB won the award at the 10th Businessday Banks and other Official Institutions BAFI awards event which was recently held in Lagos According to a statement Head Communications and Branding LAPO MfB won this award category for the ninth consecutive time Akande said it was recognition of LAPO s industry leadership and consistency in delivering on its core mandate of social and economic empowerment of low income household members Over the years we have been supporting these low income households through the provision of responsive official services and social interventions that impact lives and communities in a sustainable way This award is dedicated to our loyal clients resilient and committed staff board and management for providing strong and strategic leadership in line with the institution s vision he said He added that LAPO MfB remains committed to its more than 30 year mandate of social and economic empowerment of low income household members and owners of micro small and medium sized businesses in a sustainable manner edited Source Credit NAN
    LAPO Wins Microfice Bank of 2022
    Economy3 weeks ago

    LAPO Wins Microfice Bank of 2022

    From left: Collins Micheal, Head, Public Sector, LAPO MfB, Stephen Ehigiamusoe, GOBETH Reliance Company, Oluremi Akande, Head, Communications and Branding, Dr. Ogho Okiti, Managing Director, BusinessDay Media Ltd. Dorcas Thorpe, Head, Corporate Planning , LAPO MfB.

    LAPO Microfice Bank Limited (LAPO MfB), a premium microfiche institution in Nigeria, has won the 2022 "Microfice Bank of the Year".

    LAPO MfB won the award at the 10th Businessday Banks and other Official Institutions (BAFI) awards event, which was recently held in Lagos.

    According to a statement, Head, Communications and Branding, LAPO MfB won this award category for the ninth consecutive time.

    Akande said it was recognition of LAPO's industry leadership and consistency in delivering on its core mandate of social and economic empowerment of low-income household members.

    “Over the years, we have been supporting these low-income households through the provision of responsive official services and social interventions that impact lives and communities in a sustainable way.

    “This award is dedicated to our loyal clients, resilient and committed staff, board and management for providing strong and strategic leadership in line with the institution's vision,” he said.

    He added that LAPO MfB remains committed to its more than 30-year mandate of social and economic empowerment of low-income household members and owners of micro, small and medium-sized businesses in a sustainable manner.

    ================

    edited

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