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  •   The Vicar St James Anglican Communion Asokoro Venerable Ben Idume has warned Nigerians to avoid hate and come together to build a peaceful country The vicar said Nigerians must also ensure the peaceful conduct of the 2023 general election and the rise of credible leaders who would put Nigeria first in all their actions Idume gave the advice in an interview with reporters on Sunday in Abuja after the church s 2022 Harvest and Thanksgiving themed Joyful Return Harvest derived from Psalm 126 5 6 Nigerians should avoid bullying hate victimization and ill feeling politics They should focus on the problems that affect the nation and its citizens especially the security challenges that afflict the country he added According to him the election in 2023 should be for leaders who bring democracy dividends to the grassroots alleviate their suffering and ensure security Idume also advised politicians to campaign on issues that affect the nation not divert people s attention to issues that would not add value to the country The Vicar urged Christians to intensify their prayers so that peace and stability prevail in the country We need peace to continue in Nigeria as we move into the election era we deserve a good country and leaders All who are running for elective office should know and keep this in mind that peace and progress are paramount in all endeavors he said Also speaking Ifeanyi Okowa Governor of Delta and PDP vice presidential candidate said it was time for all Nigerians to pray for the nation We believe that everything will be fine things will continue to happen challenges will continue to come but there is nothing that God cannot do he added According to him the PPD will address the issue of insecurity if elected to lead the country in 2023 The chairman of the 2022 harvest committee Mr Adelabu Adedeji said that it was a season to offer charity and care for the vulnerable and underprivileged people in the society We are using the occasion to preach peace and make sure we harvest abundantly for a better Nigeria he said edited Source Credit NAN
    2023: Cleric urges Nigerians to shun hatred, build united, peaceful nation
      The Vicar St James Anglican Communion Asokoro Venerable Ben Idume has warned Nigerians to avoid hate and come together to build a peaceful country The vicar said Nigerians must also ensure the peaceful conduct of the 2023 general election and the rise of credible leaders who would put Nigeria first in all their actions Idume gave the advice in an interview with reporters on Sunday in Abuja after the church s 2022 Harvest and Thanksgiving themed Joyful Return Harvest derived from Psalm 126 5 6 Nigerians should avoid bullying hate victimization and ill feeling politics They should focus on the problems that affect the nation and its citizens especially the security challenges that afflict the country he added According to him the election in 2023 should be for leaders who bring democracy dividends to the grassroots alleviate their suffering and ensure security Idume also advised politicians to campaign on issues that affect the nation not divert people s attention to issues that would not add value to the country The Vicar urged Christians to intensify their prayers so that peace and stability prevail in the country We need peace to continue in Nigeria as we move into the election era we deserve a good country and leaders All who are running for elective office should know and keep this in mind that peace and progress are paramount in all endeavors he said Also speaking Ifeanyi Okowa Governor of Delta and PDP vice presidential candidate said it was time for all Nigerians to pray for the nation We believe that everything will be fine things will continue to happen challenges will continue to come but there is nothing that God cannot do he added According to him the PPD will address the issue of insecurity if elected to lead the country in 2023 The chairman of the 2022 harvest committee Mr Adelabu Adedeji said that it was a season to offer charity and care for the vulnerable and underprivileged people in the society We are using the occasion to preach peace and make sure we harvest abundantly for a better Nigeria he said edited Source Credit NAN
    2023: Cleric urges Nigerians to shun hatred, build united, peaceful nation
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    2023: Cleric urges Nigerians to shun hatred, build united, peaceful nation

    The Vicar, St James Anglican Communion Asokoro, Venerable Ben Idume, has warned Nigerians to avoid hate and come together to build a peaceful country.

    The vicar said Nigerians must also ensure the peaceful conduct of the 2023 general election and the rise of credible leaders who would put Nigeria first in all their actions.

    Idume gave the advice in an interview with reporters on Sunday in Abuja after the church's 2022 Harvest and Thanksgiving themed "Joyful Return Harvest," derived from Psalm 126:5-6.

    “Nigerians should avoid bullying, hate, victimization and ill-feeling politics.

    "They should focus on the problems that affect the nation and its citizens, especially the security challenges that afflict the country," he added.

    According to him, the election in 2023 should be for leaders who bring democracy dividends to the grassroots, alleviate their suffering and ensure security.

    Idume also advised politicians to campaign on issues that affect the nation, not divert people's attention to issues that would not add value to the country.

    The Vicar urged Christians to intensify their prayers so that peace and stability prevail in the country.

    “We need peace to continue in Nigeria, as we move into the election era we deserve a good country and leaders.

    “All who are running for elective office should know and keep this in mind, that peace and progress are paramount in all endeavors,” he said.

    Also speaking, Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta and PDP vice-presidential candidate, said it was time for all Nigerians to pray for the nation.

    "We believe that everything will be fine, things will continue to happen, challenges will continue to come, but there is nothing that God cannot do," he added.

    According to him, the PPD will address the issue of insecurity, if elected to lead the country in 2023.

    The chairman of the 2022 harvest committee, Mr. Adelabu Adedeji, said that it was a season to offer charity and care for the vulnerable and underprivileged people in the society.

    “We are using the occasion to preach peace and make sure we harvest abundantly for a better Nigeria,” he said.

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  •   The APC Good Governance Alliance a socio political group has tasked the National Assembly Service Commission NASC with following due process in the appointment of a new Secretary of the National Assembly CNA The group s deputy national coordinator Sani Liman made the call in a statement in Abuja on Sunday The Nigerian News Agency reports that the outgoing CNA Mr Amos Ojo will embark on a mandatory pre retirement leave on Monday after the expiration of his term He strongly condemned the alleged intrigues being orchestrated by the Peoples Democratic Party PDP to install a puppet in office to allegedly perpetrate acts of corruption and looting Liman alleged that the PPD is using the fight over Ojo s replacement to precipitate a crisis that would upend the long standing tradition of appointing functional officers to the assembly He said For the avoidance of doubt the APC Good Governance Alliance is not interested in taking sides but will always insist on due process and that the most senior and most qualified candidate be nominated without further delay Meanwhile the outgoing secretary who is due to embark on a mandatory pre retirement leave on November 14 upon the expiration of his term is willing to remain until February 14 2023 when he turns 60 years of age against the provision of the existing rules In fairness for posterity and in the best interest of APC National Assembly leaders should insist that the NASC commissioners and president do the right thing in the service of due process of career path progression and seniority They should desist from the manipulated political appointments of Notaries and Secretaries For the sake of the institutional reputation of the commission and the integrity of the commissioners and the chair the statutory processes must be allowed to take their natural course And history will continue to remember the current commission administration forever he said edited Source Credit NAN
    APC group calls for due process in appointment of new CNA
      The APC Good Governance Alliance a socio political group has tasked the National Assembly Service Commission NASC with following due process in the appointment of a new Secretary of the National Assembly CNA The group s deputy national coordinator Sani Liman made the call in a statement in Abuja on Sunday The Nigerian News Agency reports that the outgoing CNA Mr Amos Ojo will embark on a mandatory pre retirement leave on Monday after the expiration of his term He strongly condemned the alleged intrigues being orchestrated by the Peoples Democratic Party PDP to install a puppet in office to allegedly perpetrate acts of corruption and looting Liman alleged that the PPD is using the fight over Ojo s replacement to precipitate a crisis that would upend the long standing tradition of appointing functional officers to the assembly He said For the avoidance of doubt the APC Good Governance Alliance is not interested in taking sides but will always insist on due process and that the most senior and most qualified candidate be nominated without further delay Meanwhile the outgoing secretary who is due to embark on a mandatory pre retirement leave on November 14 upon the expiration of his term is willing to remain until February 14 2023 when he turns 60 years of age against the provision of the existing rules In fairness for posterity and in the best interest of APC National Assembly leaders should insist that the NASC commissioners and president do the right thing in the service of due process of career path progression and seniority They should desist from the manipulated political appointments of Notaries and Secretaries For the sake of the institutional reputation of the commission and the integrity of the commissioners and the chair the statutory processes must be allowed to take their natural course And history will continue to remember the current commission administration forever he said edited Source Credit NAN
    APC group calls for due process in appointment of new CNA
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    APC group calls for due process in appointment of new CNA

    The APC Good Governance Alliance, a socio-political group, has tasked the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC) with following due process in the appointment of a new Secretary of the National Assembly (CNA).

    The group's deputy national coordinator, Sani Liman, made the call in a statement in Abuja on Sunday.

    The Nigerian News Agency reports that the outgoing CNA, Mr. Amos Ojo, will embark on a mandatory pre-retirement leave on Monday after the expiration of his term.

    He strongly condemned the alleged intrigues being orchestrated by the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) to install a puppet in office to allegedly perpetrate acts of corruption and looting.

    Liman alleged that the PPD is using the fight over Ojo's replacement to precipitate a crisis that would upend the long-standing tradition of appointing functional officers to the assembly.

    He said: “For the avoidance of doubt, the APC Good Governance Alliance is not interested in taking sides, but will always insist on due process and that the most senior and most qualified candidate be nominated without further delay.

    “Meanwhile, the outgoing secretary, who is due to embark on a mandatory pre-retirement leave on November 14 upon the expiration of his term, is willing to remain until February 14, 2023 when he turns 60 years of age against the provision . of the existing rules.

    “In fairness, for posterity, and in the best interest of APC, National Assembly leaders should insist that the NASC commissioners and president do the right thing in the service of due process of career path, progression, and seniority.

    “They should desist from the manipulated political appointments of Notaries and Secretaries.

    “For the sake of the institutional reputation of the commission and the integrity of the commissioners and the chair, the statutory processes must be allowed to take their natural course.

    “And history will continue to remember the current commission administration forever,” he said.

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  •   The Security Monitoring African Initiative SWAI has called for intelligence sharing and synergy among sub regional agencies on the continent to monitor insecurity in African countries SWAI at its 17th annual conference and awards ceremony in Banjul The Gambia also called for regular caucuses to assess the African security environment The suggestions are contained in a communiqu from the 3 day conference which had as its theme Post COVID 19 Sustaining security in Africa The communiqu was signed by Agbambu president of SWAI and Sani Usman chief rapporteur of the communiqu The continental body stressed the need for a unified and enabling legal framework as well as a comprehensive all encompassing strategy to enable the continent to address the causes of insecurity He also called for a strengthened judicial system to address security challenges in Africa Participants also encouraged regular meetings of the security councils and commissions of subregional bodies such as SADC and ECOWAS among others African countries should collaborate more and seek internal solutions to address African security challenges African leaders must take a whole of society approach particularly involving youth to address evolving security challenges To address maritime security African naval formations must strengthen their collaboration and synergy African countries should come up with integrated all encompassing maritime strategies that are in line with continental and regional security architectures the statement said He stressed the need for African countries to strengthen their research and development efforts through training and adequate funding It is necessary for the African Union to put in place the collective security mechanism in particular the African Standby Force to address insecurity in Africa he added Participants also reiterated the need to encourage the media to consider national and victim security in their reporting The Nigerian News Agency reports that SWAI was established in 1997 with the main objectives of monitoring collecting analyzing and broadcasting security issues on the African continent for public awareness and policy making To further foster professionalism and intellectual engagements among the African military and security forces it holds annual conferences and award ceremonies in different parts of the world The conferences generally focus on showcasing the achievements of the African military and security forces and working to enhance friendship and military cooperation www news edited Source Credit NAN
    Security Watch African Initiative advocates intelligence sharing to tackle insecurity
      The Security Monitoring African Initiative SWAI has called for intelligence sharing and synergy among sub regional agencies on the continent to monitor insecurity in African countries SWAI at its 17th annual conference and awards ceremony in Banjul The Gambia also called for regular caucuses to assess the African security environment The suggestions are contained in a communiqu from the 3 day conference which had as its theme Post COVID 19 Sustaining security in Africa The communiqu was signed by Agbambu president of SWAI and Sani Usman chief rapporteur of the communiqu The continental body stressed the need for a unified and enabling legal framework as well as a comprehensive all encompassing strategy to enable the continent to address the causes of insecurity He also called for a strengthened judicial system to address security challenges in Africa Participants also encouraged regular meetings of the security councils and commissions of subregional bodies such as SADC and ECOWAS among others African countries should collaborate more and seek internal solutions to address African security challenges African leaders must take a whole of society approach particularly involving youth to address evolving security challenges To address maritime security African naval formations must strengthen their collaboration and synergy African countries should come up with integrated all encompassing maritime strategies that are in line with continental and regional security architectures the statement said He stressed the need for African countries to strengthen their research and development efforts through training and adequate funding It is necessary for the African Union to put in place the collective security mechanism in particular the African Standby Force to address insecurity in Africa he added Participants also reiterated the need to encourage the media to consider national and victim security in their reporting The Nigerian News Agency reports that SWAI was established in 1997 with the main objectives of monitoring collecting analyzing and broadcasting security issues on the African continent for public awareness and policy making To further foster professionalism and intellectual engagements among the African military and security forces it holds annual conferences and award ceremonies in different parts of the world The conferences generally focus on showcasing the achievements of the African military and security forces and working to enhance friendship and military cooperation www news edited Source Credit NAN
    Security Watch African Initiative advocates intelligence sharing to tackle insecurity
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    Security Watch African Initiative advocates intelligence sharing to tackle insecurity

    The Security Monitoring African Initiative (SWAI) has called for intelligence sharing and synergy among sub-regional agencies on the continent to monitor insecurity in African countries.

    SWAI, at its 17th annual conference and awards ceremony in Banjul, The Gambia, also called for regular caucuses to assess the African security environment.

    The suggestions are contained in a communiqué from the 3-day conference which had as its theme: “Post-COVID-19: Sustaining security in Africa”.

    The communiqué was signed by Agbambu, president of SWAI, and Sani Usman, chief rapporteur of the communiqué.

    The continental body stressed the need for a unified and enabling legal framework, as well as a comprehensive, all-encompassing strategy to enable the continent to address the causes of insecurity.

    He also called for a strengthened judicial system to address security challenges in Africa.

    Participants also encouraged regular meetings of the security councils and commissions of subregional bodies such as SADC and ECOWAS, among others.

    “African countries should collaborate more and seek internal solutions to address African security challenges.

    “African leaders must take a whole-of-society approach, particularly involving youth, to address evolving security challenges.

    “To address maritime security, African naval formations must strengthen their collaboration and synergy.

    “African countries should come up with integrated, all-encompassing maritime strategies that are in line with continental and regional security architectures,” the statement said.

    He stressed the need for African countries to strengthen their research and development efforts through training and adequate funding.

    “It is necessary for the African Union to put in place the collective security mechanism, in particular the African Standby Force, to address insecurity in Africa,” he added.

    Participants also reiterated the need to encourage the media to consider national and victim security in their reporting.

    The Nigerian News Agency reports that SWAI was established in 1997 with the main objectives of monitoring, collecting, analyzing and broadcasting security issues on the African continent for public awareness and policy-making.

    To further foster professionalism and intellectual engagements among the African military and security forces, it holds annual conferences and award ceremonies in different parts of the world.

    The conferences generally focus on showcasing the achievements of the African military and security forces and working to enhance friendship and military cooperation. (www.news)

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  •   The Security Watch Africa Initiative SWAI has called for more intelligence sharing and synergy among sub regional agencies to address evolving threats This is contained in a statement by Sunday Agambu and Sani Usman SWAI Chairman and Chief Rapporteur in Abuja The statement was issued at the end of SWAI s 17th Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony on Friday in Banjul The Gambia The conference which took place between November 9 and 11 had as its theme Post COVID 19 Maintaining security in Africa He said such actions would promote much needed security and development on the continent He also urged African countries to collaborate more and seek domestic solutions to address African security challenges adding that African leaders must take a whole of society approach This should mean engaging young people to address evolving security challenges The need for intelligence sharing and synergy between the subregional organizations of the continent as well as a periodic assembly to assess the African security environment A unified and enabling legal framework a comprehensive all encompassing strategy as well as a strengthened judicial system are needed to address security challenges in Africa There is a need for regular meetings of the security councils and commissions of sub regional organizations such as SADC and ECOWAS among others African countries should collaborate more and seek internal solutions to address African security challenges the statement said SWAI was established in 1997 with the main objectives of monitoring collecting analyzing and disseminating security issues on the African continent among others for public awareness and policy formulation It is to further encourage professionalism and intellectual engagements among the African military and security forces it holds annual conferences and award ceremonies in different parts of the world It also showcases the achievements of the African military and security forces and enhances friendship and military cooperation among member states The statement also suggested that Maritime security African navies should strengthen their collaboration and synergy African countries must come up with integrated and all encompassing maritime strategies that are in line with continental and regional security architectures He added that African countries should strengthen their research and development efforts through training and adequate funding He said that the African Union should put into operation the collective security mechanism in particular the African Standby Force to address insecurity in Africa It is necessary to encourage the media to consider the national security and the victims in their reporting he said Among those receiving awards at the ceremony were the Chief of the Naval Staff Vice Admiral Auwal Gambo and retired Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai former Chief of Army Staff edited Source Credit NAN
    Africa security group calls for more synegy among agencies
      The Security Watch Africa Initiative SWAI has called for more intelligence sharing and synergy among sub regional agencies to address evolving threats This is contained in a statement by Sunday Agambu and Sani Usman SWAI Chairman and Chief Rapporteur in Abuja The statement was issued at the end of SWAI s 17th Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony on Friday in Banjul The Gambia The conference which took place between November 9 and 11 had as its theme Post COVID 19 Maintaining security in Africa He said such actions would promote much needed security and development on the continent He also urged African countries to collaborate more and seek domestic solutions to address African security challenges adding that African leaders must take a whole of society approach This should mean engaging young people to address evolving security challenges The need for intelligence sharing and synergy between the subregional organizations of the continent as well as a periodic assembly to assess the African security environment A unified and enabling legal framework a comprehensive all encompassing strategy as well as a strengthened judicial system are needed to address security challenges in Africa There is a need for regular meetings of the security councils and commissions of sub regional organizations such as SADC and ECOWAS among others African countries should collaborate more and seek internal solutions to address African security challenges the statement said SWAI was established in 1997 with the main objectives of monitoring collecting analyzing and disseminating security issues on the African continent among others for public awareness and policy formulation It is to further encourage professionalism and intellectual engagements among the African military and security forces it holds annual conferences and award ceremonies in different parts of the world It also showcases the achievements of the African military and security forces and enhances friendship and military cooperation among member states The statement also suggested that Maritime security African navies should strengthen their collaboration and synergy African countries must come up with integrated and all encompassing maritime strategies that are in line with continental and regional security architectures He added that African countries should strengthen their research and development efforts through training and adequate funding He said that the African Union should put into operation the collective security mechanism in particular the African Standby Force to address insecurity in Africa It is necessary to encourage the media to consider the national security and the victims in their reporting he said Among those receiving awards at the ceremony were the Chief of the Naval Staff Vice Admiral Auwal Gambo and retired Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai former Chief of Army Staff edited Source Credit NAN
    Africa security group calls for more synegy among agencies
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    Africa security group calls for more synegy among agencies

    The Security Watch Africa Initiative (SWAI) has called for more intelligence sharing and synergy among sub-regional agencies to address evolving threats.

    This is contained in a statement by Sunday Agambu and Sani Usman, SWAI Chairman and Chief Rapporteur in Abuja.

    The statement was issued at the end of SWAI's 17th Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony on Friday in Banjul, The Gambia.

    The conference, which took place between November 9 and 11, had as its theme “Post-COVID-19: Maintaining security in Africa”.

    He said such actions would promote much-needed security and development on the continent.

    He also urged African countries to collaborate more and seek domestic solutions to address African security challenges, adding that African leaders must take a whole-of-society approach.

    This should mean engaging young people to address evolving security challenges.

    ”The need for intelligence sharing and synergy between the subregional organizations of the continent, as well as a periodic assembly to assess the African security environment.

    “A unified and enabling legal framework, a comprehensive, all-encompassing strategy, as well as a strengthened judicial system, are needed to address security challenges in Africa.

    ”There is a need for regular meetings of the security councils and commissions of sub-regional organizations such as SADC and ECOWAS, among others.

    "African countries should collaborate more and seek internal solutions to address African security challenges," the statement said.

    SWAI was established in 1997 with the main objectives of monitoring, collecting, analyzing and disseminating security issues on the African continent, among others, for public awareness and policy formulation.

    It is to further encourage professionalism and intellectual engagements among the African military and security forces, it holds annual conferences and award ceremonies in different parts of the world.

    It also showcases the achievements of the African military and security forces and enhances friendship and military cooperation among member states.

    The statement also suggested that: “Maritime security, African navies should strengthen their collaboration and synergy.

    "African countries must come up with integrated and all-encompassing maritime strategies that are in line with continental and regional security architectures."

    He added that African countries should strengthen their research and development efforts through training and adequate funding.

    He said that the African Union should put into operation the collective security mechanism, in particular the African Standby Force, to address insecurity in Africa.

    “It is necessary to encourage the media to consider the national security and the victims in their reporting,” he said.

    Among those receiving awards at the ceremony were the Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Auwal Gambo and retired Lieutenant General. Tukur Buratai, former Chief of Army Staff.

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  •   The Security Monitoring African Initiative SWAI has called for intelligence sharing and synergy among sub regional agencies on the continent to monitor insecurity in African countries SWAI at its 17th annual conference and awards ceremony in Banjul The Gambia also called for regular caucuses to assess the African security environment The suggestions are contained in a communiqu from the 3 day conference which had as its theme Post COVID 19 Sustaining security in Africa The communiqu was signed by Agbambu president of SWAI and Sani Usman chief rapporteur of the communiqu The continental body stressed the need for a unified and enabling legal framework as well as a comprehensive all encompassing strategy to enable the continent to address the causes of insecurity He also called for a strengthened judicial system to address security challenges in Africa Participants also encouraged regular meetings of the security councils and commissions of subregional bodies such as SADC and ECOWAS among others African countries should collaborate more and seek internal solutions to address African security challenges African leaders must take a whole of society approach particularly involving youth to address evolving security challenges To address maritime security African naval formations must strengthen their collaboration and synergy African countries should come up with integrated all encompassing maritime strategies that are in line with continental and regional security architectures the statement said He stressed the need for African countries to strengthen their research and development efforts through training and adequate funding It is necessary for the African Union to put in place the collective security mechanism in particular the African Standby Force to address insecurity in Africa he added Participants also reiterated the need to encourage the media to consider national and victim security in their reporting The Nigerian News Agency reports that SWAI was established in 1997 with the main objectives of monitoring collecting analyzing and broadcasting security issues on the African continent for public awareness and policy making To further foster professionalism and intellectual engagements among the African military and security forces it holds annual conferences and award ceremonies in different parts of the world The conferences generally focus on showcasing the achievements of the African military and security forces and working to enhance friendship and military cooperation newsngr con edited Source Credit NAN
    SWAI advocates intelligence sharing to tackle insecurity
      The Security Monitoring African Initiative SWAI has called for intelligence sharing and synergy among sub regional agencies on the continent to monitor insecurity in African countries SWAI at its 17th annual conference and awards ceremony in Banjul The Gambia also called for regular caucuses to assess the African security environment The suggestions are contained in a communiqu from the 3 day conference which had as its theme Post COVID 19 Sustaining security in Africa The communiqu was signed by Agbambu president of SWAI and Sani Usman chief rapporteur of the communiqu The continental body stressed the need for a unified and enabling legal framework as well as a comprehensive all encompassing strategy to enable the continent to address the causes of insecurity He also called for a strengthened judicial system to address security challenges in Africa Participants also encouraged regular meetings of the security councils and commissions of subregional bodies such as SADC and ECOWAS among others African countries should collaborate more and seek internal solutions to address African security challenges African leaders must take a whole of society approach particularly involving youth to address evolving security challenges To address maritime security African naval formations must strengthen their collaboration and synergy African countries should come up with integrated all encompassing maritime strategies that are in line with continental and regional security architectures the statement said He stressed the need for African countries to strengthen their research and development efforts through training and adequate funding It is necessary for the African Union to put in place the collective security mechanism in particular the African Standby Force to address insecurity in Africa he added Participants also reiterated the need to encourage the media to consider national and victim security in their reporting The Nigerian News Agency reports that SWAI was established in 1997 with the main objectives of monitoring collecting analyzing and broadcasting security issues on the African continent for public awareness and policy making To further foster professionalism and intellectual engagements among the African military and security forces it holds annual conferences and award ceremonies in different parts of the world The conferences generally focus on showcasing the achievements of the African military and security forces and working to enhance friendship and military cooperation newsngr con edited Source Credit NAN
    SWAI advocates intelligence sharing to tackle insecurity
    Defence/Security2 weeks ago

    SWAI advocates intelligence sharing to tackle insecurity

    The Security Monitoring African Initiative (SWAI) has called for intelligence sharing and synergy among sub-regional agencies on the continent to monitor insecurity in African countries.

    SWAI, at its 17th annual conference and awards ceremony in Banjul, The Gambia, also called for regular caucuses to assess the African security environment.

    The suggestions are contained in a communiqué from the 3-day conference which had as its theme: “Post-COVID-19: Sustaining security in Africa”.

    The communiqué was signed by Agbambu, president of SWAI, and Sani Usman, chief rapporteur of the communiqué.

    The continental body stressed the need for a unified and enabling legal framework, as well as a comprehensive, all-encompassing strategy to enable the continent to address the causes of insecurity.

    He also called for a strengthened judicial system to address security challenges in Africa.

    Participants also encouraged regular meetings of the security councils and commissions of subregional bodies such as SADC and ECOWAS, among others.

    “African countries should collaborate more and seek internal solutions to address African security challenges.

    “African leaders must take a whole-of-society approach, particularly involving youth, to address evolving security challenges.

    “To address maritime security, African naval formations must strengthen their collaboration and synergy.

    “African countries should come up with integrated, all-encompassing maritime strategies that are in line with continental and regional security architectures,” the statement said.

    He stressed the need for African countries to strengthen their research and development efforts through training and adequate funding.

    “It is necessary for the African Union to put in place the collective security mechanism, in particular the African Standby Force, to address insecurity in Africa,” he added.

    Participants also reiterated the need to encourage the media to consider national and victim security in their reporting.

    The Nigerian News Agency reports that SWAI was established in 1997 with the main objectives of monitoring, collecting, analyzing and broadcasting security issues on the African continent for public awareness and policy-making.

    To further foster professionalism and intellectual engagements among the African military and security forces, it holds annual conferences and award ceremonies in different parts of the world.

    The conferences generally focus on showcasing the achievements of the African military and security forces and working to enhance friendship and military cooperation. (newsngr.con)

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  •   The National Primary Health Care Development Agency NPHCDA said 93 5 million doses of COVID 19 vaccines have been administered to 65 5 million eligible Nigerians from March 2021 to date NPHCDA Executive Director Dr Faisal Shuaib said this in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency on Sunday in Abuja According to Shuaib this is based on 2022 population estimates indicating that only 46 3 million eligible Nigerians have not taken any of the COVID 19 vaccines It revealed that Adamawa State has also joined the list of 12 other states that have fully vaccinated more than 50 percent of their eligible population with COVID 19 vaccines The NPHCDA chief also said that the Johnson and Johnson COVID 19 vaccines introduced in February 2022 account for 60 percent of current total vaccination coverage across the country He stated that the top five performing states in the country s COVID 19 mass vaccination campaign are Nasarawa Jigawa Osun Kaduna and Kano Shuaib said Osun Kaduna Kebbi and Sokoto states have fully vaccinated at least half of their eligible population in the 100 days prior to the implementation of SCALES 3 0 The three best performing states in the last 100 days of SCALES 3 0 are Kaduna Kano and Osun with total vaccinations of 3 3 2 8 and 2 5 million respectively he explained He said the 46 3 million Nigerians who have not yet been vaccinated should take advantage of the ongoing Integrated Vaccination Campaign to get vaccinated against COVID 19 They can visit the nearest vaccination site The COVID 19 vaccine is free to all eligible Nigerians at all designated sites across the country including the FCT Vaccination cards are also free and are given free only to those who get vaccinated at these sites he said edited Source Credit NAN
    COVID-19: 93.5m shots administered to 65.5m Nigerians – NPHCDA
      The National Primary Health Care Development Agency NPHCDA said 93 5 million doses of COVID 19 vaccines have been administered to 65 5 million eligible Nigerians from March 2021 to date NPHCDA Executive Director Dr Faisal Shuaib said this in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency on Sunday in Abuja According to Shuaib this is based on 2022 population estimates indicating that only 46 3 million eligible Nigerians have not taken any of the COVID 19 vaccines It revealed that Adamawa State has also joined the list of 12 other states that have fully vaccinated more than 50 percent of their eligible population with COVID 19 vaccines The NPHCDA chief also said that the Johnson and Johnson COVID 19 vaccines introduced in February 2022 account for 60 percent of current total vaccination coverage across the country He stated that the top five performing states in the country s COVID 19 mass vaccination campaign are Nasarawa Jigawa Osun Kaduna and Kano Shuaib said Osun Kaduna Kebbi and Sokoto states have fully vaccinated at least half of their eligible population in the 100 days prior to the implementation of SCALES 3 0 The three best performing states in the last 100 days of SCALES 3 0 are Kaduna Kano and Osun with total vaccinations of 3 3 2 8 and 2 5 million respectively he explained He said the 46 3 million Nigerians who have not yet been vaccinated should take advantage of the ongoing Integrated Vaccination Campaign to get vaccinated against COVID 19 They can visit the nearest vaccination site The COVID 19 vaccine is free to all eligible Nigerians at all designated sites across the country including the FCT Vaccination cards are also free and are given free only to those who get vaccinated at these sites he said edited Source Credit NAN
    COVID-19: 93.5m shots administered to 65.5m Nigerians – NPHCDA
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    COVID-19: 93.5m shots administered to 65.5m Nigerians – NPHCDA

    The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) said 93.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 65.5 million eligible Nigerians from March 2021 to date.

    NPHCDA Executive Director Dr. Faisal Shuaib said this in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency on Sunday in Abuja.

    According to Shuaib, this is based on 2022 population estimates, indicating that only 46.3 million eligible Nigerians have not taken any of the COVID-19 vaccines.

    It revealed that Adamawa State has also joined the list of 12 other states that have fully vaccinated more than 50 percent of their eligible population with COVID-19 vaccines.

    The NPHCDA chief also said that the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines, introduced in February 2022, account for 60 percent of current total vaccination coverage across the country.

    He stated that the top five performing states in the country's COVID-19 mass vaccination campaign are Nasarawa, Jigawa, Osun, Kaduna and Kano.

    Shuaib said Osun, Kaduna, Kebbi and Sokoto states have fully vaccinated at least half of their eligible population in the 100 days prior to the implementation of SCALES 3.0.

    “The three best-performing states in the last 100 days of SCALES 3.0 are Kaduna, Kano, and Osun, with total vaccinations of 3.3, 2.8, and 2.5 million respectively,” he explained.

    He said the 46.3 million Nigerians who have not yet been vaccinated should take advantage of the ongoing Integrated Vaccination Campaign to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

    “They can visit the nearest vaccination site.

    “The COVID-19 vaccine is free to all eligible Nigerians at all designated sites across the country, including the FCT.

    “Vaccination cards are also free and are given free only to those who get vaccinated at these sites,” he said. .

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  •   The price of rice has risen in Jos as a 50kg bag of smuggled rice now costs 45 000 naira compared to 35 000 naira it sold for three weeks ago A correspondent for the Nigerian News Agency who conducted a market survey reports that a 50kg bag of locally parboiled rice now sells for N43 000 against N28 000 in September A bag of local rice containing 80 bowls of local rice that sold for 50 000 naira earlier in the year is now selling for 72 000 naira in Jos Mr Austin Chikwujindu a trader at Chorbe market blamed the price increases on the dollar rate and the recent flooding in parts of the country The price of a 50kg bag of foreign parboiled rice has risen to 45 000 naira from 35 000 naira just three weeks ago I think that the rise in dollar rates the high cost of transportation due to the scarcity of fuel could be the reason for the upward change in price The floods affected many parts of the country limiting the amount of food and other basic products that could be moved According to the sensors we are receiving a bag of foreign rice that could cost up to N50 000 not just rice but other foods like peanut oil flour Semovita and others he said A food trader at Katako market Malam Aliyu Umar said 80 bowls of local rice that used to sell for 50 000 naira are now selling for 72 000 naira and may go higher Umar also blamed the floods for rising food prices noting that the floods washed away many rice farms According to the National Emergency Management Agency NEMA the 2022 flood is the worst in a decade It destroyed more than 70 000 hectares of farmland damaged more than 45 000 houses and displaced more than 1 4 million Nigerians killing around 600 people Thousands of hectares of paddy fields were reportedly bulldozed in Jigawa Kebbi Kano Benue Taraba Niger and Kogi among other states NEMA and the Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency NIHSA attributed the flooding to the release of excess water from Cameroon s Lagdo Dam that cascaded into Nigeria through the Benue River affecting communities in many states Current data from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs shows that the affected people in Nigeria have risen to more than 3 2 million He also reported that there were more than 600 deaths and 1 4 million displaced people It also reported that 4 1 million people would face severe food insecurity and 1 7 million children under five would suffer from acute malnutrition by 2022 reports that there were also increases in the prices of corn peanut oil palm oil and Semovita among others w edited Source Credit NAN
    Rice prices soar in Jos markets
      The price of rice has risen in Jos as a 50kg bag of smuggled rice now costs 45 000 naira compared to 35 000 naira it sold for three weeks ago A correspondent for the Nigerian News Agency who conducted a market survey reports that a 50kg bag of locally parboiled rice now sells for N43 000 against N28 000 in September A bag of local rice containing 80 bowls of local rice that sold for 50 000 naira earlier in the year is now selling for 72 000 naira in Jos Mr Austin Chikwujindu a trader at Chorbe market blamed the price increases on the dollar rate and the recent flooding in parts of the country The price of a 50kg bag of foreign parboiled rice has risen to 45 000 naira from 35 000 naira just three weeks ago I think that the rise in dollar rates the high cost of transportation due to the scarcity of fuel could be the reason for the upward change in price The floods affected many parts of the country limiting the amount of food and other basic products that could be moved According to the sensors we are receiving a bag of foreign rice that could cost up to N50 000 not just rice but other foods like peanut oil flour Semovita and others he said A food trader at Katako market Malam Aliyu Umar said 80 bowls of local rice that used to sell for 50 000 naira are now selling for 72 000 naira and may go higher Umar also blamed the floods for rising food prices noting that the floods washed away many rice farms According to the National Emergency Management Agency NEMA the 2022 flood is the worst in a decade It destroyed more than 70 000 hectares of farmland damaged more than 45 000 houses and displaced more than 1 4 million Nigerians killing around 600 people Thousands of hectares of paddy fields were reportedly bulldozed in Jigawa Kebbi Kano Benue Taraba Niger and Kogi among other states NEMA and the Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency NIHSA attributed the flooding to the release of excess water from Cameroon s Lagdo Dam that cascaded into Nigeria through the Benue River affecting communities in many states Current data from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs shows that the affected people in Nigeria have risen to more than 3 2 million He also reported that there were more than 600 deaths and 1 4 million displaced people It also reported that 4 1 million people would face severe food insecurity and 1 7 million children under five would suffer from acute malnutrition by 2022 reports that there were also increases in the prices of corn peanut oil palm oil and Semovita among others w edited Source Credit NAN
    Rice prices soar in Jos markets
    Economy2 weeks ago

    Rice prices soar in Jos markets

    The price of rice has risen in Jos, as a 50kg bag of smuggled rice now costs 45,000 naira compared to 35,000 naira it sold for three weeks ago.

    A correspondent for the Nigerian News Agency who conducted a market survey reports that a 50kg bag of locally parboiled rice now sells for N43,000 against N28,000 in September.

    A bag of local rice containing 80 bowls of local rice that sold for 50,000 naira earlier in the year is now selling for 72,000 naira in Jos.

    Mr. Austin Chikwujindu, a trader at Chorbe market, blamed the price increases on the dollar rate and the recent flooding in parts of the country.

    “The price of a 50kg bag of foreign parboiled rice has risen to 45,000 naira from 35,000 naira just three weeks ago.

    “I think that the rise in dollar rates, the high cost of transportation due to the scarcity of fuel, could be the reason for the upward change in price.

    “The floods affected many parts of the country, limiting the amount of food and other basic products that could be moved.

    “According to the sensors, we are receiving a bag of foreign rice that could cost up to N50,000, not just rice, but other foods like peanut oil, flour, Semovita and others,” he said.

    A food trader at Katako market, Malam Aliyu Umar, said 80 bowls of local rice that used to sell for 50,000 naira are now selling for 72,000 naira and may go higher.

    Umar also blamed the floods for rising food prices, noting that the floods washed away many rice farms.

    According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the 2022 flood is the worst in a decade.

    It destroyed more than 70,000 hectares of farmland, damaged more than 45,000 houses and displaced more than 1.4 million Nigerians, killing around 600 people.

    Thousands of hectares of paddy fields were reportedly bulldozed in Jigawa, Kebbi, Kano, Benue, Taraba, Niger and Kogi, among other states.

    NEMA and the Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) attributed the flooding to the release of excess water from Cameroon's Lagdo Dam that cascaded into Nigeria through the Benue River, affecting communities in many states.

    Current data from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs shows that the affected people in Nigeria have risen to more than 3.2 million.

    He also reported that there were more than 600 deaths and 1.4 million displaced people.

    It also reported that 4.1 million people would face severe food insecurity and 1.7 million children under five would suffer from acute malnutrition by 2022.

    reports that there were also increases in the prices of corn, peanut oil, palm oil and Semovita, among others. (w)

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  •   Stakeholders called on Saturday for vulnerable street children and orphans to be sheltered from being recruited into violent extremism and other vices They made the call during the Halal Children s Home 2022 awareness walk in Abuja themed Fostering a path to paradise Ms Maryam Lemu founder of Marriage Academy said that showing love support and foster care to orphans and vulnerable children would have a positive impact on their lives and bring more blessings to the caregivers I am here to encourage people to adopt to bring these children into their home for a few months to show them love to bring them into their family They did not choose to be in the situation they are in but Allah chose you to be the one to lighten their load support them and show them love Getting more people to care and understand that these young children if neglected become easy targets for violent extremism where radicals can easily recruit them They are vulnerable and easily influenced and we have to start to realize that if we ignore them and what we feel is someone else s problem will end up being our problem he said Lemu also called on the government to implement policies and programs that protect the lives of children and ensure that their rights are protected Ms Abiola Abdulrasheed Vice President of the organization said that Hala Children s Home is an Islamic oriented children s home to rehabilitate and reintegrate orphans and vulnerable children into society Abdulrasheed insisted on the need for each individual to make the world a better place by ridding themselves of ills helping the underprivileged and developing society We must not make them feel as if they are responsible for what fate has bestowed upon them All children need a home someone to look up to someone to be responsible for if you talk to any of these children who are having problems now they will tell you that nobody told them what to do how to do it Having a father and mother figure goes a long way in raising a good child she said According to her they have a school a skills acquisition center and designed a path for the children to reintegrate into society For his part Sheikh Abu Mazeeda rector of the Abuja International Institute of Islamic Therapy encouraged the public to adhere to the teachings of Islam for the underprivileged He said that no one was disadvantaged as an orphan since Islam admonished everyone to take care of them When you pick up these children house them dress them take care of them and take them to live with your children Allah s mercy will follow the family And the house will be filled with the mercy of Allah which is why these sisters have chosen to do this and we have also decided to support them she said Other highlights of the events were free medical consultation and lectures edited Source Credit NAN
    Stakeholders urges fostering of orphans, vulnerable children
      Stakeholders called on Saturday for vulnerable street children and orphans to be sheltered from being recruited into violent extremism and other vices They made the call during the Halal Children s Home 2022 awareness walk in Abuja themed Fostering a path to paradise Ms Maryam Lemu founder of Marriage Academy said that showing love support and foster care to orphans and vulnerable children would have a positive impact on their lives and bring more blessings to the caregivers I am here to encourage people to adopt to bring these children into their home for a few months to show them love to bring them into their family They did not choose to be in the situation they are in but Allah chose you to be the one to lighten their load support them and show them love Getting more people to care and understand that these young children if neglected become easy targets for violent extremism where radicals can easily recruit them They are vulnerable and easily influenced and we have to start to realize that if we ignore them and what we feel is someone else s problem will end up being our problem he said Lemu also called on the government to implement policies and programs that protect the lives of children and ensure that their rights are protected Ms Abiola Abdulrasheed Vice President of the organization said that Hala Children s Home is an Islamic oriented children s home to rehabilitate and reintegrate orphans and vulnerable children into society Abdulrasheed insisted on the need for each individual to make the world a better place by ridding themselves of ills helping the underprivileged and developing society We must not make them feel as if they are responsible for what fate has bestowed upon them All children need a home someone to look up to someone to be responsible for if you talk to any of these children who are having problems now they will tell you that nobody told them what to do how to do it Having a father and mother figure goes a long way in raising a good child she said According to her they have a school a skills acquisition center and designed a path for the children to reintegrate into society For his part Sheikh Abu Mazeeda rector of the Abuja International Institute of Islamic Therapy encouraged the public to adhere to the teachings of Islam for the underprivileged He said that no one was disadvantaged as an orphan since Islam admonished everyone to take care of them When you pick up these children house them dress them take care of them and take them to live with your children Allah s mercy will follow the family And the house will be filled with the mercy of Allah which is why these sisters have chosen to do this and we have also decided to support them she said Other highlights of the events were free medical consultation and lectures edited Source Credit NAN
    Stakeholders urges fostering of orphans, vulnerable children
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    Stakeholders urges fostering of orphans, vulnerable children

    Stakeholders called on Saturday for vulnerable street children and orphans to be sheltered from being recruited into violent extremism and other vices.

    They made the call during the Halal Children's Home 2022 awareness walk in Abuja, themed "Fostering a path to paradise."

    Ms. Maryam Lemu, founder of Marriage Academy, said that showing love, support and foster care to orphans and vulnerable children would have a positive impact on their lives and bring more blessings to the caregivers.

    “I am here to encourage people to adopt, to bring these children into their home for a few months to show them love, to bring them into their family.

    “They did not choose to be in the situation they are in, but Allah chose you to be the one to lighten their load, support them and show them love.

    Getting more people to care and understand that these young children, if neglected, become easy targets for violent extremism, where radicals can easily recruit them.

    “They are vulnerable and easily influenced and we have to start to realize that if we ignore them and what we feel is someone else's problem will end up being our problem,” he said.

    Lemu also called on the government to implement policies and programs that protect the lives of children and ensure that their rights are protected.

    Ms. Abiola Abdulrasheed, Vice President of the organization, said that Hala Children's Home is an Islamic-oriented children's home to rehabilitate and reintegrate orphans and vulnerable children into society.

    Abdulrasheed insisted on the need for each individual to make the world a better place by ridding themselves of ills, helping the underprivileged and developing society.

    “We must not make them feel as if they are responsible for what fate has bestowed upon them.

    “All children need a home, someone to look up to, someone to be responsible for, if you talk to any of these children who are having problems now, they will tell you that nobody told them what to do, how to do it.

    “Having a father and mother figure goes a long way in raising a good child,” she said.

    According to her, they have a school, a skills acquisition center and designed a path for the children to reintegrate into society.

    For his part, Sheikh Abu Mazeeda, rector of the Abuja International Institute of Islamic Therapy, encouraged the public to adhere to the teachings of Islam for the underprivileged.

    He said that no one was disadvantaged as an orphan since Islam admonished everyone to take care of them.

    “When you pick up these children, house them, dress them, take care of them and take them to live with your children, Allah's mercy will follow the family.

    "And the house will be filled with the mercy of Allah, which is why these sisters have chosen to do this and we have also decided to support them," she said.

    Other highlights of the events were free medical consultation and lectures.

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    Source Credit: NAN

  •   Olatayo Ajiboye CEO Talencity Energy Talentcity Energy a renewable energy development company has reiterated its commitment to closing the skills gap in the renewable energy sector as part of its contribution to the achievement of the Renewable Energy Master Plan REMP Speaking about the company s plan its Chief Executive Officer Mr Olatayo Ajiboye said in a statement on Sunday in Lagos that the company was committed to doing this to support the government s economic development efforts Ajiboye said the company was stepping up its youth empowerment program with three trainings scheduled for the rest of the year The Nigerian News Agency reports that Talentcity Energy is one of Nigeria s leading players in the renewable energy sector which is rapidly building a reputation as a one stop shop for skills acquisition He has been involved in training young Nigerians as solar installers energy auditors system analysts and designers as well as energy costing and management According to him the sector has an estimated market value of 9 billion per year in Nigeria for solar home systems and mini grids alone He added that the skills acquisition program would also contribute to national development because it would address the obvious gap between the demand for home solar systems and the shortage of experts to handle projects for homes and businesses In recognition of its potential the Federal Government introduced renewable energy into the National Energy Policy in 2003 and came three years later to create the Renewable Energy Master Plan REMP The successful implementation of the government s master plan is expected to result in sufficient sources of wind solar photovoltaic solar thermal and hydroelectric power to provide the equivalent of the total capacity of the grid in use today The Nigerian market for solar home systems is estimated at 2 billion and Ajiboye estimates that four out of five Nigerian households lack efficient and stable electricity supply even when an estimated 85 per cent of Nigerians still lack access to the electricity grid Ajiboye said the skills acquisition program would also help address rising unemployment among the country s youth with skills that can put them immediately to work as Solar Tricians According to him the company s seven day intensive training is a life changing programme as unemployed youth can go from earning nothing to earning an average of N300 000 per month as solar installers energy auditors analysts of systems and designers Talentcity Energy specializes in the deployment of clean sustainable specialized and profitable solutions for different target audiences His solutions range from commercial to utility markets and he has been involved in training solar installers through hands on and theoretical training He does this through his Talentcity Solar Trician Training Academy Our solar training seeks to equip participants with a thorough understanding of the theories of photovoltaic solar systems and their installation through practical sessions Our experienced trainers and professionals take participants through delivered sessions and hands on training said the CEO Ajiboye revealed that the first of the three training sessions scheduled for the year begins on November 27 while the second would begin on December 6 He also said that the third of the year would start on December 15 Ajiboye added that the company was offering a partial scholarship to the first 100 young people to sign up for one of the three trainings scheduled for the year According to him it means they will be allowed to sign up for a discounted price of N40 000 compared to the usual N70 000 edited Source Credit NAN
    Talentcity Energy’s skills acquisition programme to boost economic development effort
      Olatayo Ajiboye CEO Talencity Energy Talentcity Energy a renewable energy development company has reiterated its commitment to closing the skills gap in the renewable energy sector as part of its contribution to the achievement of the Renewable Energy Master Plan REMP Speaking about the company s plan its Chief Executive Officer Mr Olatayo Ajiboye said in a statement on Sunday in Lagos that the company was committed to doing this to support the government s economic development efforts Ajiboye said the company was stepping up its youth empowerment program with three trainings scheduled for the rest of the year The Nigerian News Agency reports that Talentcity Energy is one of Nigeria s leading players in the renewable energy sector which is rapidly building a reputation as a one stop shop for skills acquisition He has been involved in training young Nigerians as solar installers energy auditors system analysts and designers as well as energy costing and management According to him the sector has an estimated market value of 9 billion per year in Nigeria for solar home systems and mini grids alone He added that the skills acquisition program would also contribute to national development because it would address the obvious gap between the demand for home solar systems and the shortage of experts to handle projects for homes and businesses In recognition of its potential the Federal Government introduced renewable energy into the National Energy Policy in 2003 and came three years later to create the Renewable Energy Master Plan REMP The successful implementation of the government s master plan is expected to result in sufficient sources of wind solar photovoltaic solar thermal and hydroelectric power to provide the equivalent of the total capacity of the grid in use today The Nigerian market for solar home systems is estimated at 2 billion and Ajiboye estimates that four out of five Nigerian households lack efficient and stable electricity supply even when an estimated 85 per cent of Nigerians still lack access to the electricity grid Ajiboye said the skills acquisition program would also help address rising unemployment among the country s youth with skills that can put them immediately to work as Solar Tricians According to him the company s seven day intensive training is a life changing programme as unemployed youth can go from earning nothing to earning an average of N300 000 per month as solar installers energy auditors analysts of systems and designers Talentcity Energy specializes in the deployment of clean sustainable specialized and profitable solutions for different target audiences His solutions range from commercial to utility markets and he has been involved in training solar installers through hands on and theoretical training He does this through his Talentcity Solar Trician Training Academy Our solar training seeks to equip participants with a thorough understanding of the theories of photovoltaic solar systems and their installation through practical sessions Our experienced trainers and professionals take participants through delivered sessions and hands on training said the CEO Ajiboye revealed that the first of the three training sessions scheduled for the year begins on November 27 while the second would begin on December 6 He also said that the third of the year would start on December 15 Ajiboye added that the company was offering a partial scholarship to the first 100 young people to sign up for one of the three trainings scheduled for the year According to him it means they will be allowed to sign up for a discounted price of N40 000 compared to the usual N70 000 edited Source Credit NAN
    Talentcity Energy’s skills acquisition programme to boost economic development effort
    Economy2 weeks ago

    Talentcity Energy’s skills acquisition programme to boost economic development effort

    Olatayo Ajiboye, CEO, Talencity Energy

    Talentcity Energy, a renewable energy development company, has reiterated its commitment to closing the skills gap in the renewable energy sector as part of its contribution to the achievement of the Renewable Energy Master Plan (REMP).

    Speaking about the company's plan, its Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Olatayo Ajiboye, said in a statement on Sunday in Lagos that the company was committed to doing this to support the government's economic development efforts.

    Ajiboye said the company was stepping up its youth empowerment program with three trainings scheduled for the rest of the year.

    The Nigerian News Agency reports that Talentcity Energy is one of Nigeria's leading players in the renewable energy sector, which is rapidly building a reputation as a one-stop-shop for skills acquisition.

    He has been involved in training young Nigerians as solar installers, energy auditors, system analysts and designers, as well as energy costing and management.

    According to him, the sector has an estimated market value of $9 billion per year in Nigeria for solar home systems and mini-grids alone.

    He added that the skills acquisition program would also contribute to national development because it would address the obvious gap between the demand for home solar systems and the shortage of experts to handle projects for homes and businesses.

    In recognition of its potential, the Federal Government introduced renewable energy into the National Energy Policy in 2003; and came three years later to create the Renewable Energy Master Plan (REMP).

    The successful implementation of the government's master plan is expected to result in sufficient sources of wind, solar photovoltaic, solar thermal and hydroelectric power to provide the equivalent of the total capacity of the grid in use today.

    The Nigerian market for solar home systems is estimated at $2 billion, and Ajiboye estimates that four out of five Nigerian households lack efficient and stable electricity supply; even when an estimated 85 per cent of Nigerians still lack access to the electricity grid.

    Ajiboye said the skills acquisition program would also help address rising unemployment among the country's youth with skills that can put them immediately to work as Solar-Tricians.

    According to him, the company's seven-day intensive training is a life-changing programme, as unemployed youth can go from earning nothing to earning an average of N300,000 per month as solar installers, energy auditors, analysts of systems and designers.

    Talentcity Energy specializes in the deployment of clean, sustainable, specialized and profitable solutions for different target audiences.

    His solutions range from commercial to utility markets and he has been involved in training solar installers through hands-on and theoretical training.

    He does this through his Talentcity Solar-Trician Training Academy.

    “Our solar training seeks to equip participants with a thorough understanding of the theories of photovoltaic solar systems and their installation through practical sessions.

    “Our experienced trainers and professionals take participants through delivered sessions and hands-on training,” said the CEO.

    Ajiboye revealed that the first of the three training sessions scheduled for the year begins on November 27, while the second would begin on December 6.

    He also said that the third of the year would start on December 15.

    Ajiboye added that the company was offering a partial scholarship to the first 100 young people to sign up for one of the three trainings scheduled for the year.

    According to him, it means they will be allowed to sign up for a discounted price of N40,000 compared to the usual N70,000.

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  •  Akinwale Awatt has conquered every obstacle earned his kilt and the bragging rights as the first ever Naija Highlandah champion earning a trip to Scotland and a cash award of two million naira The hunt by William Lawson s for this coveted role began on October 6 and culminated on November 12 with the ultimate battle held at The Stables Union Bank Sports Ground Bode Thomas Surulere Lagos Fifteen contestants made up of 13 males and two females proved their grit heart and wit competing in tough challenges for the top spot during the competition held across Lagos State William Lawson s the classic blend of empowering and daring scotch whisky was looking for the most brave bold and humorous person to represent the iconic Highlander this year Congratulating the winner Lerato Makume Bacardi Marketing Manager in Nigeria said We are proud of Awatt and are pleased to have him on board to be the first Naija Highlandah for William Lawson s Awatt embodies the qualities of William Lawson s of bucking convention setting your own rules and being daringly different Our customers enjoyed The Naija Highlandah Challenge and we will surely be back William Lawson s gave Nigerians of legal drinking age exposure to the campaign at various outlets where they participated in exciting challenges for a chance to be one of the finalists to compete in the finale The brave finalists who made the cut showed they were up for even more challenges showing up at The Stables for their final opportunity to stand out from the rest and be named the ultimate Naija Highlandah Guests who came in their numbers were entertained by star attractions including the Gongo Aso crooner 9ice Orezi ARB Band and many more The victor proved to be Nigeria s most unorthodox and fearless person by defying expectations overcoming obstacles and defeating his her competitors The Naija Highlandah was determined by various challenges including good humoured ones such as Spin The Bottle Animal Imitation and Balloon Games There were also bold challenges including the walk a plank game involving men on high heels who are timed and needed to walk briskly on raised thin planks The two unconventional challenges were the Kaku Meter where contestants must guess the length of the bar counter measured according to the length of a horizontally laid William Lawson s bottle and Pull No Spill where each person is allocated a William Lawson s branded cup filled to the brim Using tissue from a toilet roll they must pull the glass toward themselves without wetting the tissue The wetter it gets the more likely it is to tear Contestants were judged on who gets the cup closest to them in 30 seconds Awatt who hails from Lagos state is an entrepreneur a talent manager and currently studying Economics at the National Open University NOUN A food lover who enjoys cooking more than any other thing he is the Manager of Tiamo Catering Services and loves football and swimming Speaking after his win Awatt said I want to thank William Lawson s for giving me the chance to compete and take home the Naija Highlandah trophy It has motivated many Nigerians including myself to come out in big numbers and to be their fearless selves I am thrilled to be a part of it and looking forward to the trip to Scotland The other finalists include Jamiu Jimoh Tajudeen Ajibola Emeka Okoye Lewis Okonkwo Chibuzor Ezeugwu Joakin Nwaigbo Omobolanle Omoniyi and Paul Aniefiok Others are Samuel Imo Linda Okeke Bamidele Modashiru Adewale Lateef Razzaq Bakare and Boluwatife Azeez
    Akinwale Awatt Emerges as William Lawson’s First Naija Highlandah, Wins N2m and All-Expense-Paid Trip to Scotland
     Akinwale Awatt has conquered every obstacle earned his kilt and the bragging rights as the first ever Naija Highlandah champion earning a trip to Scotland and a cash award of two million naira The hunt by William Lawson s for this coveted role began on October 6 and culminated on November 12 with the ultimate battle held at The Stables Union Bank Sports Ground Bode Thomas Surulere Lagos Fifteen contestants made up of 13 males and two females proved their grit heart and wit competing in tough challenges for the top spot during the competition held across Lagos State William Lawson s the classic blend of empowering and daring scotch whisky was looking for the most brave bold and humorous person to represent the iconic Highlander this year Congratulating the winner Lerato Makume Bacardi Marketing Manager in Nigeria said We are proud of Awatt and are pleased to have him on board to be the first Naija Highlandah for William Lawson s Awatt embodies the qualities of William Lawson s of bucking convention setting your own rules and being daringly different Our customers enjoyed The Naija Highlandah Challenge and we will surely be back William Lawson s gave Nigerians of legal drinking age exposure to the campaign at various outlets where they participated in exciting challenges for a chance to be one of the finalists to compete in the finale The brave finalists who made the cut showed they were up for even more challenges showing up at The Stables for their final opportunity to stand out from the rest and be named the ultimate Naija Highlandah Guests who came in their numbers were entertained by star attractions including the Gongo Aso crooner 9ice Orezi ARB Band and many more The victor proved to be Nigeria s most unorthodox and fearless person by defying expectations overcoming obstacles and defeating his her competitors The Naija Highlandah was determined by various challenges including good humoured ones such as Spin The Bottle Animal Imitation and Balloon Games There were also bold challenges including the walk a plank game involving men on high heels who are timed and needed to walk briskly on raised thin planks The two unconventional challenges were the Kaku Meter where contestants must guess the length of the bar counter measured according to the length of a horizontally laid William Lawson s bottle and Pull No Spill where each person is allocated a William Lawson s branded cup filled to the brim Using tissue from a toilet roll they must pull the glass toward themselves without wetting the tissue The wetter it gets the more likely it is to tear Contestants were judged on who gets the cup closest to them in 30 seconds Awatt who hails from Lagos state is an entrepreneur a talent manager and currently studying Economics at the National Open University NOUN A food lover who enjoys cooking more than any other thing he is the Manager of Tiamo Catering Services and loves football and swimming Speaking after his win Awatt said I want to thank William Lawson s for giving me the chance to compete and take home the Naija Highlandah trophy It has motivated many Nigerians including myself to come out in big numbers and to be their fearless selves I am thrilled to be a part of it and looking forward to the trip to Scotland The other finalists include Jamiu Jimoh Tajudeen Ajibola Emeka Okoye Lewis Okonkwo Chibuzor Ezeugwu Joakin Nwaigbo Omobolanle Omoniyi and Paul Aniefiok Others are Samuel Imo Linda Okeke Bamidele Modashiru Adewale Lateef Razzaq Bakare and Boluwatife Azeez
    Akinwale Awatt Emerges as William Lawson’s First Naija Highlandah, Wins N2m and All-Expense-Paid Trip to Scotland
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    Akinwale Awatt Emerges as William Lawson’s First Naija Highlandah, Wins N2m and All-Expense-Paid Trip to Scotland

    Akinwale Awatt has conquered every obstacle, earned his kilt, and the bragging rights as the first-ever Naija Highlandah champion, earning a trip to Scotland and a cash award of two million naira. The hunt by William Lawson's for this coveted role began on October 6 and culminated on November 12 with the ultimate battle held at The Stables, Union Bank Sports Ground, Bode Thomas, Surulere, Lagos.Fifteen contestants, made up of 13 males and two females proved their grit, heart, and wit, competing in tough challenges for the top spot during the competition held across Lagos State. William Lawson's, the classic blend of empowering and daring scotch whisky, was looking for the most brave, bold, and humorous person to represent the iconic Highlander this year.Congratulating the winner, Lerato Makume, Bacardi Marketing Manager in Nigeria, said, "We are proud of Awatt and are pleased to have him on board to be the first Naija Highlandah for William Lawson’s. Awatt embodies the qualities of William Lawson’s of bucking convention, setting your own rules, and being daringly different. Our customers enjoyed The Naija Highlandah Challenge, and we will surely be back.”William Lawson's gave Nigerians of legal drinking age exposure to the campaign at various outlets where they participated in exciting challenges for a chance to be one of the finalists to compete in the finale. The brave finalists who made the cut showed they were up for even more challenges, showing up at The Stables for their final opportunity to stand out from the rest and be named the ultimate Naija Highlandah. Guests who came in their numbers were entertained by star attractions, including the ‘Gongo Aso’ crooner, 9ice, Orezi, ARB Band, and many more.The victor proved to be Nigeria’s most unorthodox and fearless person by defying expectations, overcoming obstacles, and defeating his/her competitors. The Naija Highlandah was determined by various challenges, including good-humoured ones, such as Spin The Bottle, Animal Imitation and Balloon Games. There were also bold challenges, including the walk-a-plank game involving men on high heels who are timed and needed to walk briskly on raised thin planks. The two unconventional challenges were the 'Kaku Meter', where contestants must guess the length of the bar counter – measured according to the length of a horizontally laid William Lawson's bottle and 'Pull No Spill', where each person is allocated a William Lawson's branded cup filled to the brim. Using tissue from a toilet roll, they must pull the glass toward themselves without wetting the tissue. The wetter it gets, the more likely it is to tear. Contestants were judged on who gets the cup closest to them in 30 seconds.Awatt who hails from Lagos state is an entrepreneur, a talent manager and currently studying Economics at the National Open University (NOUN). A food lover who enjoys cooking more than any other thing, he is the Manager of Tiamo Catering Services, and loves football and swimming.Speaking after his win, Awatt said, "I want to thank William Lawson’s for giving me the chance to compete and take home the Naija Highlandah trophy. It has motivated many Nigerians, including myself, to come out in big numbers and to be their fearless selves. I am thrilled to be a part of it and looking forward to the trip to Scotland.”The other finalists include Jamiu Jimoh, Tajudeen Ajibola, Emeka Okoye, Lewis Okonkwo, Chibuzor Ezeugwu, Joakin Nwaigbo, Omobolanle Omoniyi, and Paul Aniefiok. Others are Samuel Imo, Linda Okeke, Bamidele Modashiru, Adewale Lateef, Razzaq Bakare, and Boluwatife Azeez.

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