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Groups commend UN over adoption of resolution on protection of young people

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A coalition of about 50 youth and peace building organisations in Nigeria have commended the United Nations (UN), Security Council fot the adoption of resolution on  protection of young people.


Rafiu Lawal, Chairman of the coalition gave the commendation in a statement issued to newsmen on Saturday in Abuja.

He also called for national action that would guarantee the protection of young people among member states.

Lawal said that the new resolution called on all UN member states to ensure the protection of young people in civic spaces and recognised the agency of young people.

This, he said, was in contribution to peace and security, while urging stakeholders, government, international organisations, civil society and private business actors to include the youth in all relevant peace processes.

According to him, we commend the UN for this bold declaration again in support of young people and youth-led peace building organisations across the globe amidst challenging terrain.

“For us in Nigeria, we state unequivocally that there is no better time to push for the protection of young people than now.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected the Nigerian youth leading to high levels of deprivation, human rights violations and insecurity.

“The high unemployment rates in the country have ensured most young people adapt to menial jobs and small-scale businesses that depend on daily wages to earn their living,” he said.

He stated that the varying degrees of lockdown and restrictions since March had led to loss of livelihoods of millions of youth with little palliatives by relevant policy-makers.

He decried increase in gender-based violence especially with young girls and women being abused by pedophiles and sexual predators without adequate deterrence from the justice system.

“Hard-working young people continue to be wrongly profiled by security agencies as fraudsters with their fundamental human rights trampled upon in arbitrary detentions, sexual harassment and intimidation,” he stated.

Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Donald Ugwu (NAN)

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New NSCDC Commandant assumes duty in Minna

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Mr Haruna Zurmi, the new Commandant of  the Niger Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has assumed duty in Minna.


The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASCI Nasiru Abdullahi, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Minna.

According to him, Zurmi takes over from Mr George Edem who has been redeployed to Edo as Commandant.

He said that the new commandant urged officers and men of the command to be resilient in intelligence gathering and to be committed to their duties.

The spokesman said that the new commandant also reiterated his readiness to work round the clock to tackle crimes in the state.

He also called on officers and men of the command to stand up to their responsibilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Covenant University appoints Williams as Acting Vice- Chancellor

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The Board of Regents, Covenant University, Ota, has appointed Prof. Akan Williams as Acting Vice-Chancellor of the Institution.


Mr Attat Emmanuel, Information Officer of the Institution, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Ota.

“The appointment of Williams was approved on Tuesday, following the expiration of the tenure of the immediate past Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Aaron Atayero.

“Williams was born on Feb. 16, 1970 in Calabar, Cross River State, he is a native of Itoko, Ibesikpo-Asutan Local Government Area (LGA)  of Akwa Ibom.

“He is a Fellow of Chemical Society of Nigeria; a former Chairman, Ogun Chapter, Chemical Society of Nigeria; member, Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria; member, Royal Society of Chemistry and a member American Chemical Society among others,” he said.

Edited By: Cecilia Odey/Ali Baba-Inuwa
Source: NAN

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New Niger NSCDC Commandant assumes duty in Minna

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Mr Haruna Zurmi, the new Commandant of  the Niger Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has assumed duty in Minna.


The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASCI Nasiru Abdullahi, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Minna.

According to him, Zurmi takes over from Mr George Edem who has been redeployed to Edo as Commandant.

He said that the new commandant urged officers and men of the command to be resilient in intelligence gathering and to be committed to their duties.

The spokesman said that the new commandant also reiterated his readiness to work round the clock to tackle crimes in the state.

He also called on officers and men of the command to stand up to their responsibilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2020 NSF: Ondo coach vows to retain male volleyball title

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Adeniyi Adelaku, Ondo State Volleyball Coach, says his team plans to retain its title as the defending champions in the male category at the forthcoming 2020 National Sports Festival, slated for Benin, Edo.


Adekalu told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja that the team has been training for three weeks in preparation for the festival.

He said the team was not ready to leave the title to any other team, adding that the team was focused on retaining the title.

According to the coach, the team is currently training with 12 players in Akure.

“The players were training individually during the COVID-19 lockdown, I gave them a training schedule to follow based on their abilities.

“Everyone one of them was training and working individually on his weak areas; I was also checking and monitoring how they were training.

” I usually use our past experiences and mistakes to correct and  prepare them ahead of any competition.

“We all know that other teams will also want to take over our current position, but we will fight well to maintain  our title and  show our supremacy in the game,” he said.

NAN reports that Ondo state defeated Plateau 3-1 to emerge champions at the 2018 National Sports Festival in Abuja.

The State placed 10th on the medal table at the Abuja National Sports Festival.

Edited By: Kamal Tayo/Ali Baba-Inuwa
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