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  •  The National Community Ethics and Values Environmental Compliance Corps NCEVECC an NGO has urged the Federal Government to establish a National Agency on Ethics and Values Compliance to promote integrity and attitudinal change among Nigerians Mr Musa Kelvin the FCT Commandant of the Organisation told the News Agency of Nigeria in an interview on Sunday in Abuja Kelvin said that the agency which would be saddled with the responsibility of reawakening the consciousness of integrity would also ensure that rewards are given based on merit He added that with the high rate of tribalism sectionalism nepotism among others in government agencies there was need to promote a system where ones capabilities and abilities is recognised All these were not in place during the era of our founding fathers like Nnamdi Azikiwe Obafemi Awolowo Sir Ahmadu Bello and so on They promoted good moral values during their time and it is our desire that we return Nigeria back to those days where people are appointed based on their competence and integrity We also want to ensure that glorification of corrupt persons and participating in their loots are seriously discouraged he said He said that the establishment of the agency which would serve as a moral police would create jobs and reduce the rate of unemployment in the country He noted that as the country is celebrating its 62nd independence anniversary there was need for a massive reorientation on the importance to abide by laid down ethics and values of the Nigerian culture To promote ethics and values in Nigeria especially among the youths there must be serious and massive reorientation and advocacy campaign for attitudinal change in our society The youths must be thought the core values and norms of the African customs and traditions which centers around respect for elders self and constituted authorities Parents Religious Political and Traditional leaders as well as all those in a places of authority must be role models for the youths to emulate good conduct There should also be a system to consistently monitor and correct even the minute act of misdemeanor among the citizens at all levels with a sincerity of purpose to build an ethical society he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NGO urges FG to establish moral police agency to promote integrity in Nigerians
     The National Community Ethics and Values Environmental Compliance Corps NCEVECC an NGO has urged the Federal Government to establish a National Agency on Ethics and Values Compliance to promote integrity and attitudinal change among Nigerians Mr Musa Kelvin the FCT Commandant of the Organisation told the News Agency of Nigeria in an interview on Sunday in Abuja Kelvin said that the agency which would be saddled with the responsibility of reawakening the consciousness of integrity would also ensure that rewards are given based on merit He added that with the high rate of tribalism sectionalism nepotism among others in government agencies there was need to promote a system where ones capabilities and abilities is recognised All these were not in place during the era of our founding fathers like Nnamdi Azikiwe Obafemi Awolowo Sir Ahmadu Bello and so on They promoted good moral values during their time and it is our desire that we return Nigeria back to those days where people are appointed based on their competence and integrity We also want to ensure that glorification of corrupt persons and participating in their loots are seriously discouraged he said He said that the establishment of the agency which would serve as a moral police would create jobs and reduce the rate of unemployment in the country He noted that as the country is celebrating its 62nd independence anniversary there was need for a massive reorientation on the importance to abide by laid down ethics and values of the Nigerian culture To promote ethics and values in Nigeria especially among the youths there must be serious and massive reorientation and advocacy campaign for attitudinal change in our society The youths must be thought the core values and norms of the African customs and traditions which centers around respect for elders self and constituted authorities Parents Religious Political and Traditional leaders as well as all those in a places of authority must be role models for the youths to emulate good conduct There should also be a system to consistently monitor and correct even the minute act of misdemeanor among the citizens at all levels with a sincerity of purpose to build an ethical society he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NGO urges FG to establish moral police agency to promote integrity in Nigerians
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    NGO urges FG to establish moral police agency to promote integrity in Nigerians

    The National Community Ethics and Values Environmental Compliance Corps (NCEVECC), an NGO, has urged the Federal Government to establish a National Agency on Ethics and Values Compliance, to promote integrity and attitudinal change among Nigerians.

    Mr Musa Kelvin, the FCT Commandant of the Organisation, told the News Agency of Nigeria in an interview, on Sunday, in Abuja.

    Kelvin said that the agency, which would be saddled with the responsibility of reawakening the consciousness of integrity, would also ensure that rewards are given based on merit.

    He added that with the high rate of tribalism, sectionalism, nepotism among others, in government agencies, there was need to promote a system where ones capabilities and abilities is recognised.

    “All these were not in place during the era of our founding fathers, like Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi Awolowo, Sir Ahmadu Bello and so on.

    “They promoted good moral values during their time and it is our desire that we return Nigeria back to those days, where people are appointed based on their competence and integrity.

    “We also want to ensure that glorification of corrupt persons and participating in their loots are seriously discouraged,” he said.

    He said that the establishment of the agency, which would serve as a moral police, would create jobs and reduce the rate of unemployment in the country.

    He noted that as the country is celebrating its 62nd independence anniversary, there was need for a massive reorientation on the importance to abide by laid down ethics and values of the Nigerian culture.

    “To promote ethics and values in Nigeria, especially among the youths, there must be serious and massive reorientation and advocacy campaign for attitudinal change in our society.

    “The youths must be thought the core values and norms of the African customs and traditions, which centers around respect for elders, self and constituted authorities.

    “Parents, Religious, Political and Traditional leaders, as well as all those in a places of authority must be role models for the youths to emulate good conduct.

    “There should also be a system to consistently monitor and correct even the minute act of misdemeanor among the citizens at all levels with a sincerity of purpose to build an ethical society,” he said.


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  •  As part of efforts to ensure victory for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu the All Progressives Congress APC Presidential Candidate no fewer than 600 vote canvassers began training at the weekend in Abuja The training organised by one of the Tinubu s support group Asiwaju Beyond 2023 is aimed at selling his candidacy and that of his running mate Sen Kashim Shettima to Nigerians particularly at the grassroots Mr Realwan Okpanachi the Director General of the group told News Agency of Nigeria on the sideline of the training which took place in Maitama Abuja that 10 canvassers were selected from each polling unit across the country NAN reports that the training is part of the programmes lined up by the group to commemorate Nigeria s 62nd Independence Anniversary with the theme Ticket A Pan Nigerian Project Okpanachi said the training would prepare the canvassers with adequate information about their political products to be marketed to Nigerians in the next five months of the campaign exercise Unlike before the 2023 presidential election is going to be a very unique election where you have four prominent persons contesting for the office of the president There is a need for us to train the support groups about the products that we in APC have to offer to Nigerians They need to know about their backgrounds their achievements and even their plans for Nigeria So that as we engage the electorate we will be able to properly address their concerns and questions if any All these are aimed at winning the presidential election in 2023 he said When asked about the possibility of covering the entire country in view of its size the director general said that this group has been in existence for the past 13 years we have structures and state coordinators in all the 36 states including FCT We have local government and ward coordinators also we are now recruiting 10 canvassers in every polling unit so that this message we are hearing here is taken it down to the grassroots level This is because elections are not won in Abuja Elections are won at the grassroots Through this training this message will get to the nooks and crannies of the country from the mouths of the canvassers who are getting ready to take the products to the state local government and ward levels Some of the trainees who spoke with NAN in separate interviews expressed their readiness to take the message to the grassroots and canvass votes for joint ticket They expressed hope to achieve success in their task due to their closeness to the people in their respective wards and polling units adding that language religion and cultural barriers would not impede their given assignments Hajia Hafsat Usman Women Coordinator of the group said in furtherance to the training in a couple of days from now we will invite all our state coordinators and women leaders and their deputies here for a similar training We are doing this because we know that when it comes to gender issue Jagaban is not known for bias As you can see even his wife is a politician and he is someone who encourages women to get involved in politics We are equally going to train young girls through our Women in Politics Forum to furnish them with necessary details and information about proposed programmes policies and manifestoes of joint ticket and why Nigerians should vote for them NAN further reports that among those who delivered lectures at the event were Dr Kayode Opeifa a Former Commissioner for Transport in Lagos State and Dr Abubakar Alkali a Former APC Presidential Aspirant in 2019 The duo extolled the political and leadership virtues of Tinubu and his running mate using their stewardships as state governors and members of the senate at various times Highpoint of the vent was the presentation of certificates to the trainees which followed their affirmation to set out and deliver victory for APC in the 2023 elections JTJ NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Tinubu group commences training for over 600 vote canvassers
     As part of efforts to ensure victory for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu the All Progressives Congress APC Presidential Candidate no fewer than 600 vote canvassers began training at the weekend in Abuja The training organised by one of the Tinubu s support group Asiwaju Beyond 2023 is aimed at selling his candidacy and that of his running mate Sen Kashim Shettima to Nigerians particularly at the grassroots Mr Realwan Okpanachi the Director General of the group told News Agency of Nigeria on the sideline of the training which took place in Maitama Abuja that 10 canvassers were selected from each polling unit across the country NAN reports that the training is part of the programmes lined up by the group to commemorate Nigeria s 62nd Independence Anniversary with the theme Ticket A Pan Nigerian Project Okpanachi said the training would prepare the canvassers with adequate information about their political products to be marketed to Nigerians in the next five months of the campaign exercise Unlike before the 2023 presidential election is going to be a very unique election where you have four prominent persons contesting for the office of the president There is a need for us to train the support groups about the products that we in APC have to offer to Nigerians They need to know about their backgrounds their achievements and even their plans for Nigeria So that as we engage the electorate we will be able to properly address their concerns and questions if any All these are aimed at winning the presidential election in 2023 he said When asked about the possibility of covering the entire country in view of its size the director general said that this group has been in existence for the past 13 years we have structures and state coordinators in all the 36 states including FCT We have local government and ward coordinators also we are now recruiting 10 canvassers in every polling unit so that this message we are hearing here is taken it down to the grassroots level This is because elections are not won in Abuja Elections are won at the grassroots Through this training this message will get to the nooks and crannies of the country from the mouths of the canvassers who are getting ready to take the products to the state local government and ward levels Some of the trainees who spoke with NAN in separate interviews expressed their readiness to take the message to the grassroots and canvass votes for joint ticket They expressed hope to achieve success in their task due to their closeness to the people in their respective wards and polling units adding that language religion and cultural barriers would not impede their given assignments Hajia Hafsat Usman Women Coordinator of the group said in furtherance to the training in a couple of days from now we will invite all our state coordinators and women leaders and their deputies here for a similar training We are doing this because we know that when it comes to gender issue Jagaban is not known for bias As you can see even his wife is a politician and he is someone who encourages women to get involved in politics We are equally going to train young girls through our Women in Politics Forum to furnish them with necessary details and information about proposed programmes policies and manifestoes of joint ticket and why Nigerians should vote for them NAN further reports that among those who delivered lectures at the event were Dr Kayode Opeifa a Former Commissioner for Transport in Lagos State and Dr Abubakar Alkali a Former APC Presidential Aspirant in 2019 The duo extolled the political and leadership virtues of Tinubu and his running mate using their stewardships as state governors and members of the senate at various times Highpoint of the vent was the presentation of certificates to the trainees which followed their affirmation to set out and deliver victory for APC in the 2023 elections JTJ NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Tinubu group commences training for over 600 vote canvassers
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    2023: Tinubu group commences training for over 600 vote canvassers

    As part of efforts to ensure victory for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate, no fewer than 600 vote canvassers began training at the weekend in Abuja.

    The training organised by one of the Tinubu’s support group – Asiwaju Beyond 2023, is aimed at selling his candidacy and that of his running mate, Sen. Kashim Shettima to Nigerians particularly at the grassroots.

    Mr Realwan Okpanachi, the Director-General of the group told News Agency of Nigeria on the sideline of the training which took place in Maitama Abuja that 10 canvassers were selected from each polling unit across the country.

    NAN reports that the training is part of the programmes lined up by the group to commemorate Nigeria’s 62nd Independence Anniversary with the theme: ‘’ Ticket, A Pan-Nigerian Project’’.

    Okpanachi said the training would prepare the canvassers with adequate information about their ‘’political products’’ to be marketed to Nigerians in the next five months of the campaign exercise.

    “Unlike before, the 2023 presidential election is going to be a very unique election where you have four prominent persons contesting for the office of the president.

    “There is a need for us to train the support groups about the products that we in APC have to offer to Nigerians.

    They need to know about their backgrounds, their achievements and even their plans for Nigeria.

    ‘’So that as we engage the electorate, we will be able to properly address their concerns and questions if any.

    All these are aimed at winning the presidential election in 2023,’’ he said.

    When asked about the possibility of covering the entire country in view of its size, the director-general said that ‘’this group has been in existence for the past 13 years; we have structures and state coordinators in all the 36 states including FCT.

    ‘’We have local government and ward coordinators also; we are now recruiting 10 canvassers in every polling unit so that this message we are hearing here is taken it down to the grassroots level.

    ‘’This is because elections are not won in Abuja.

    Elections are won at the grassroots.  

    Through this training, this message will get to the nooks and crannies of the country from the mouths of the canvassers who are getting ready to take the products to the state, local government and ward levels.

    ’’ Some of the trainees who spoke with NAN in separate interviews expressed their readiness to take the message to the grassroots and canvass votes for joint ticket.

    They expressed hope to achieve success in their task due to their closeness to the people in their respective wards and polling units, adding that language, religion and cultural barriers would not impede their given assignments.

    Hajia Hafsat Usman, Women Coordinator of the group said, ‘’in furtherance to the training, in a couple of days from now we will invite all our state coordinators and women leaders and their deputies here for a similar training.

    ‘’’We are doing this because we know that when it comes to gender issue; Jagaban is not known for bias.

    As you can see, even his wife is a politician and he is someone who encourages women to get involved in politics.

    ‘’We are equally going to train young girls through our ‘’Women in Politics Forum’’ to furnish them with necessary details and information about proposed programmes, policies and manifestoes of joint ticket and why Nigerians should vote for them.

    NAN further reports that among those who delivered lectures at the event were Dr Kayode Opeifa, a Former Commissioner for Transport in Lagos State and Dr Abubakar Alkali, a Former APC Presidential Aspirant in 2019. The duo extolled the political and leadership virtues of Tinubu and his running mate using their stewardships as state governors and members of the senate at various times.

    Highpoint of the vent was the presentation of certificates to the trainees which followed their affirmation to set out and deliver victory for APC in the 2023 elections.  

    JTJ          
    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  An FCT based legal practitioner Anthony Agbonlahor has urged Nigerians to not to lose hope in the country Agbonlahor said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja He said Nigerians should have faith in God and in themselves for a better turnaround of the country The legal practitioner said Nigeria s 62nd independence should not to be marked with gloom but with a cheerful heart full of hope for a brighter tomorrow Although Agbonlahor noted that all had not been rosy with the country he however said that Nigerians had cause to be thankful especially for the privilege of being alive All these notwithstanding he said that Nigeria was still ahead of other African countries in so many areas We have abundance of untapped natural resources richly endowed and even though we may tend to have setbacks things will change for the better Despite the unpredictability of social and economic outcomes people should strive to stay positive in order to attract the best into their lives Nigerians are known for their patience and resilience in the face of adversity and these are what have been keeping the people of this country going he said The legal practitioner explained that at this time of the year the best thing for Nigerians to do was to cultivate the attitude of gratitude for the gift of life He said that no matter what people were passing through in terms of trying to survive economically their personal struggles with the multifarious elements in their personal lives were more compelling Agbonlahor said that maintaining the right demeanor and disposition was more important than trying to change the current trend He said that exercising their franchise at the 2023 polls by voting for the candidate of their choice was another way of satisfying their crave for change I think what Nigerians need to understand is that nobody will impose a leader on them and that whoever they vote for will be the caliber of leadership they will experience Leaders have the onerous task and responsibility of fulfilling their promises to the people who elected them into office and as such they are nothing but servants of the people he said According to him leadership starts from the home adding that political leadership is paramount due to high stakes and responsibilities involved While describing governance as a collective responsibility people can join hands to help the country by coming up with sustainable ideas and creativity on how to move the country forward he added nanews NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria at 62: Don’t lose hope, Lawyer urges Nigerians
     An FCT based legal practitioner Anthony Agbonlahor has urged Nigerians to not to lose hope in the country Agbonlahor said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja He said Nigerians should have faith in God and in themselves for a better turnaround of the country The legal practitioner said Nigeria s 62nd independence should not to be marked with gloom but with a cheerful heart full of hope for a brighter tomorrow Although Agbonlahor noted that all had not been rosy with the country he however said that Nigerians had cause to be thankful especially for the privilege of being alive All these notwithstanding he said that Nigeria was still ahead of other African countries in so many areas We have abundance of untapped natural resources richly endowed and even though we may tend to have setbacks things will change for the better Despite the unpredictability of social and economic outcomes people should strive to stay positive in order to attract the best into their lives Nigerians are known for their patience and resilience in the face of adversity and these are what have been keeping the people of this country going he said The legal practitioner explained that at this time of the year the best thing for Nigerians to do was to cultivate the attitude of gratitude for the gift of life He said that no matter what people were passing through in terms of trying to survive economically their personal struggles with the multifarious elements in their personal lives were more compelling Agbonlahor said that maintaining the right demeanor and disposition was more important than trying to change the current trend He said that exercising their franchise at the 2023 polls by voting for the candidate of their choice was another way of satisfying their crave for change I think what Nigerians need to understand is that nobody will impose a leader on them and that whoever they vote for will be the caliber of leadership they will experience Leaders have the onerous task and responsibility of fulfilling their promises to the people who elected them into office and as such they are nothing but servants of the people he said According to him leadership starts from the home adding that political leadership is paramount due to high stakes and responsibilities involved While describing governance as a collective responsibility people can join hands to help the country by coming up with sustainable ideas and creativity on how to move the country forward he added nanews NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria at 62: Don’t lose hope, Lawyer urges Nigerians
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    Nigeria at 62: Don’t lose hope, Lawyer urges Nigerians

    An FCT-based legal practitioner, Anthony Agbonlahor, has urged Nigerians to not to lose hope in the country.

    Agbonlahor said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja.

    He said Nigerians should have faith in God and in themselves for a better turnaround of the country.

    The legal practitioner said Nigeria’s 62nd independence should not to be marked with gloom, but with a cheerful heart, full of hope for a brighter tomorrow.

    Although Agbonlahor noted that all had not been rosy with the country, he, however, said that Nigerians had cause to be thankful, especially for the privilege of being alive.

    All these notwithstanding, he said that Nigeria was still ahead of other African countries in so many areas.

    “We have abundance of untapped natural resources richly endowed and even though, we may tend to have setbacks, things will change for the better.

    “Despite the unpredictability of social and economic outcomes, people should strive to stay positive in order to attract the best into their lives.

    “Nigerians are known for their patience and resilience in the face of adversity and these are what have been keeping the people of this country going,’’ he said.

    The legal practitioner explained that at this time of the year, the best thing for Nigerians to do was to cultivate the attitude of gratitude for the gift of life.

    He said that no matter what people were passing through in terms of trying to survive economically, their personal struggles with the multifarious elements in their personal lives were more compelling.

    Agbonlahor said that maintaining the right demeanor and disposition was more important than trying to change the current trend.

    He said that exercising their franchise at the 2023 polls by voting for the candidate of their choice was another way of satisfying their crave for change.

    “I think what Nigerians need to understand is that nobody will impose a leader on them and that whoever they vote for will be the caliber of leadership they will experience.

    “Leaders have the onerous task and responsibility of fulfilling their promises to the people who elected them into office and as such, they are nothing but servants of the people,’’ he said.

    According to him, leadership starts from the home, adding that political leadership is paramount due to high stakes and responsibilities involved.

    While describing governance as a collective responsibility, people can join hands to help the country by coming up with sustainable ideas and creativity on how to move the country forward,” he added.

    nanews.


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  •   Royal fathers the Minister of Labour and Employment Dr Chris Ngige and the Inter party Advisory Committee IPAC have urged Nigerians across geo political zones to embrace peace remain hopeful and work towards achieving credible elections in 2023 They made the call on Saturday in Abuja on the occasion of Nigeria s 62th Independence Day Alhaji Adamu Yunusa the Ona of Abaji and Chairman of the FCT Council of Traditional Rulers expressed gratitude to God for bringing the country this far According to the ruler it is only when a nation enjoys peace that it can progress pointing out that although Nigeria is moving forward it is being hindered in some other ways by the chaos in the society I pray for God s intervention in some of the difficulty areas such as the current ASUU strike youth unemployment among others In this 2022 anniversary we pray to Almighty Allah to help us in this country to solve some of the problems confronting us First and foremost is the issue of unemployment of our youths who are roaming about and we pray that God will help us to solve it Yunusa condemned the high level of corruption in the country and the insecurity saying they were killing the entire system of governance and prayed God s intervention According to him if Nigeria can solve the problem of corruption other problems will be solved stressing that corruption is the major thing killing the country Yunusa appealed to Nigerians to strive for peaceful elections next year devoid of chaos Corroborating Yunusa s views Eze Chima of Umofor Kingdom in Imo said Nigeria was faring well except for the security challenges facing it He advised Nigerians to avoid unnecessary hatred and bigotry but rather to develop love amongst themselves Where there is love there will be peace and where there is peace there will be development I have always told Nigerians that if at all we must fight let us fight hunger poverty diseases as these things do not know who is a Moslem or Christian who is Igbo Hausa or Yoruba In the same vein if we must kill let it be mosquitoes he said On the forthcoming general elections Chima advised the candidates and their political parties to place emphasis on issues bothering the country and how they would solve them if elected Dr Chris Ngige Minister of Labour and Employment said that while the challenges facing Nigeria were not unique to it the government was working to tackle them He expressed the hope that the current ASUU strike would soon be called off adding anything that has a beginning must have an end We are coming at the end of the road we are looking at negotiations and judicial interventions he said Mr Yabaji Sani Chairman of the Inter party Advisory Committee IPAC and the presidential candidate of Action Democratic Party ADP said it was high time the nation got it right in all the sectors especially the 2023 elections It is our time to get it right in this country because Nigeria is great and the founding fathers of this country believed in this country They knew we have what it takes in terms of resources in terms of human capital We have a dynamic youth population we can see how passionate the youths have been since the beginning of this electioneering process NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria @62: Royal fathers, Ngige , IPAC  sue for peace, credible elections
      Royal fathers the Minister of Labour and Employment Dr Chris Ngige and the Inter party Advisory Committee IPAC have urged Nigerians across geo political zones to embrace peace remain hopeful and work towards achieving credible elections in 2023 They made the call on Saturday in Abuja on the occasion of Nigeria s 62th Independence Day Alhaji Adamu Yunusa the Ona of Abaji and Chairman of the FCT Council of Traditional Rulers expressed gratitude to God for bringing the country this far According to the ruler it is only when a nation enjoys peace that it can progress pointing out that although Nigeria is moving forward it is being hindered in some other ways by the chaos in the society I pray for God s intervention in some of the difficulty areas such as the current ASUU strike youth unemployment among others In this 2022 anniversary we pray to Almighty Allah to help us in this country to solve some of the problems confronting us First and foremost is the issue of unemployment of our youths who are roaming about and we pray that God will help us to solve it Yunusa condemned the high level of corruption in the country and the insecurity saying they were killing the entire system of governance and prayed God s intervention According to him if Nigeria can solve the problem of corruption other problems will be solved stressing that corruption is the major thing killing the country Yunusa appealed to Nigerians to strive for peaceful elections next year devoid of chaos Corroborating Yunusa s views Eze Chima of Umofor Kingdom in Imo said Nigeria was faring well except for the security challenges facing it He advised Nigerians to avoid unnecessary hatred and bigotry but rather to develop love amongst themselves Where there is love there will be peace and where there is peace there will be development I have always told Nigerians that if at all we must fight let us fight hunger poverty diseases as these things do not know who is a Moslem or Christian who is Igbo Hausa or Yoruba In the same vein if we must kill let it be mosquitoes he said On the forthcoming general elections Chima advised the candidates and their political parties to place emphasis on issues bothering the country and how they would solve them if elected Dr Chris Ngige Minister of Labour and Employment said that while the challenges facing Nigeria were not unique to it the government was working to tackle them He expressed the hope that the current ASUU strike would soon be called off adding anything that has a beginning must have an end We are coming at the end of the road we are looking at negotiations and judicial interventions he said Mr Yabaji Sani Chairman of the Inter party Advisory Committee IPAC and the presidential candidate of Action Democratic Party ADP said it was high time the nation got it right in all the sectors especially the 2023 elections It is our time to get it right in this country because Nigeria is great and the founding fathers of this country believed in this country They knew we have what it takes in terms of resources in terms of human capital We have a dynamic youth population we can see how passionate the youths have been since the beginning of this electioneering process NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria @62: Royal fathers, Ngige , IPAC  sue for peace, credible elections
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    Nigeria @62: Royal fathers, Ngige , IPAC  sue for peace, credible elections

     Royal fathers, the Minister of Labour and Employment,  Dr Chris Ngige and the Inter-party Advisory Committee (IPAC) have urged Nigerians across geo-political zones to embrace peace, remain hopeful and work towards achieving credible elections in 2023. They made the call on Saturday in Abuja on the occasion of Nigeria’s 62th Independence Day. Alhaji Adamu Yunusa, the Ona of Abaji and Chairman of the FCT Council of Traditional Rulers,  expressed gratitude to God for bringing the country this far.

    According to the ruler, it is only when a nation enjoys peace that it can progress, pointing out that although Nigeria is moving forward it is being hindered in some other ways by the chaos in the society.

    “I pray for God’s intervention in some of the difficulty areas such as the current ASUU strike, youth unemployment,  among others.

    “In this 2022 anniversary, we pray to Almighty Allah to help us in this country to solve some of the problems confronting us.

    “First and foremost, is the issue of unemployment of our youths who are roaming about and we pray that God will help us to solve it.

    Yunusa condemned the high level of corruption in the country and the insecurity, saying they were killing the entire system of governance and prayed God’s intervention.

    According to him, if Nigeria can solve the problem of corruption,  other problems will be solved, stressing that corruption is the major thing “killing the country, Yunusa appealed to Nigerians to strive for peaceful elections next year, devoid of chaos.

    Corroborating Yunusa’s views, Eze Chima of Umofor Kingdom in Imo said Nigeria was faring well except for the security challenges facing it.

    He advised Nigerians to avoid unnecessary hatred and bigotry but rather to develop love amongst themselves.

    “Where there is love, there will be peace and where there is peace, there will be development.

    “I have always told Nigerians that if at all we must fight, let us fight hunger, poverty, diseases, as these things do not know who is a Moslem or Christian, who is Igbo, Hausa, or Yoruba.

    In the same vein, if we must kill, let it be mosquitoes, ” he said.

    On the forthcoming general elections, Chima advised the candidates and their political parties to place emphasis on issues bothering the country and how they would solve them, if elected.

    Dr Chris Ngige , Minister of Labour and Employment, said that while the challenges facing Nigeria were not unique to it, the  government was working to tackle them.

    He expressed the hope that the current ASUU strike would soon be called off, adding “anything that has a beginning must have an end“.

    “We are coming at the end of the road, we are looking at negotiations and judicial interventions, ’’ he said.

    Mr Yabaji Sani, Chairman of the Inter-party Advisory Committee (IPAC) and the presidential candidate of Action Democratic Party (ADP) said it was high time the nation got it right in all the sectors,  especially the 2023 elections.

    “It is our time to get it right in this country because Nigeria is great and the founding fathers of this country believed in this country.

    They knew we have what it takes in terms of resources, in terms of human capital.

    “ We have a dynamic youth population, we can see how passionate the youths have been since the beginning of this electioneering process.


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  •  Customers of various banks in the Federal Capital Territory FCT have frowned at poor network experienced in their financial electronic transactions as the country mark its 62nd Independence Anniversary Some of them who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Saturday said the development did not portray the spirit of celebration in the country Mrs Ekaitte Ibim a civil servant said that epileptic network in banks negated financial inclusion initiative of the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN Ibim said the situation was frustrating and discouraging adding that most banks Automated Teller Machines ATMs were also unable to dispense cash I came to the market here in Nyanya to buy food stuff for my family but I have gone round three bank ATMs but all of them were temporary unable to dispense cash This is frustrating because I want to withdraw huge amount of money to enable me do my family shopping for the month now that salaries have been paid I have been going round and round looking for ATM that dispenses cash and I don t have enough time The only one i saw the crowd there was so discouraging If today is like this you can imagine what on Monday will be like she said Mr Ugochukwu Chijindu another bank customer and a business man urged banks to ensure the effective functioning of their ATMs This is very annoying I have been standing on this ATM queue for some hours now We are celebrating 62 years of the country and banks are making us suffer with our own money I want to withdraw some money to take my children who have been disturbing me out in the evening At least to give them a little treat that I can afford I also left my business for someone to be here thinking that I will finish immediately Some machines are working while some are not Banks should find a lasting solution to all these he said Mr Edward Obande a bank customer in Kubwa said the situation was terrible in the area Obande said he also visited a Point of Sale PoS operator only to discover that the man did not also have enough money to dispense to him Even the PoS man told me he didn t have enough cash to give me because he could not withdraw from the bank Things like this usually happen during the weekend and holidays he said Mr Fidelis Nnanna a PoS operator in Nyanya axis alleged that banks network were usually epileptic during month end From my experience in this business I have noticed that bank s network for electronic transactions are usually poor during the end or beginning of the month So many people are accessing the network because salaries have been paid It will soon normalise Nnanna said A bank staff in one of the new generation banks who preferred anonymity said there was nothing to worry about as the situation was under control According to the staff we have people who come to load money in the ATMs even during weekends and holidays I do not think they will fail in their duties the staff said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria @62: Customers decry poor network, inability of ATMs to dispense cash 
     Customers of various banks in the Federal Capital Territory FCT have frowned at poor network experienced in their financial electronic transactions as the country mark its 62nd Independence Anniversary Some of them who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Saturday said the development did not portray the spirit of celebration in the country Mrs Ekaitte Ibim a civil servant said that epileptic network in banks negated financial inclusion initiative of the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN Ibim said the situation was frustrating and discouraging adding that most banks Automated Teller Machines ATMs were also unable to dispense cash I came to the market here in Nyanya to buy food stuff for my family but I have gone round three bank ATMs but all of them were temporary unable to dispense cash This is frustrating because I want to withdraw huge amount of money to enable me do my family shopping for the month now that salaries have been paid I have been going round and round looking for ATM that dispenses cash and I don t have enough time The only one i saw the crowd there was so discouraging If today is like this you can imagine what on Monday will be like she said Mr Ugochukwu Chijindu another bank customer and a business man urged banks to ensure the effective functioning of their ATMs This is very annoying I have been standing on this ATM queue for some hours now We are celebrating 62 years of the country and banks are making us suffer with our own money I want to withdraw some money to take my children who have been disturbing me out in the evening At least to give them a little treat that I can afford I also left my business for someone to be here thinking that I will finish immediately Some machines are working while some are not Banks should find a lasting solution to all these he said Mr Edward Obande a bank customer in Kubwa said the situation was terrible in the area Obande said he also visited a Point of Sale PoS operator only to discover that the man did not also have enough money to dispense to him Even the PoS man told me he didn t have enough cash to give me because he could not withdraw from the bank Things like this usually happen during the weekend and holidays he said Mr Fidelis Nnanna a PoS operator in Nyanya axis alleged that banks network were usually epileptic during month end From my experience in this business I have noticed that bank s network for electronic transactions are usually poor during the end or beginning of the month So many people are accessing the network because salaries have been paid It will soon normalise Nnanna said A bank staff in one of the new generation banks who preferred anonymity said there was nothing to worry about as the situation was under control According to the staff we have people who come to load money in the ATMs even during weekends and holidays I do not think they will fail in their duties the staff said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria @62: Customers decry poor network, inability of ATMs to dispense cash 
    Economy2 days ago

    Nigeria @62: Customers decry poor network, inability of ATMs to dispense cash 

    Customers of various banks in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have frowned at poor network experienced in their financial electronic transactions as the country mark its 62nd Independence Anniversary.

    Some of them who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Saturday, said the development did not portray the spirit of celebration in the country.

    Mrs Ekaitte Ibim, a civil servant, said that epileptic network in banks negated financial inclusion initiative of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

    Ibim said the situation was frustrating and discouraging, adding that most banks’ Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) were also unable to dispense cash ”I came to the market here in Nyanya to buy food stuff for my family but I have gone round three bank ATMs but all of them were temporary unable to dispense cash.

    ”This is frustrating because I want to withdraw huge amount of money to enable me do my family shopping for the month now that salaries have been paid.

    ”I have been going round and round looking for ATM that dispenses cash and I don’t have enough time.

    ”The only one i saw, the crowd there was so discouraging.

    ”If today is like this, you can imagine what on Monday will be like,” she said.

    Mr Ugochukwu Chijindu, another bank customer and a business man urged banks to ensure the effective functioning of their ATMs. ”This is very annoying, I have been standing on this ATM queue for some hours now.

    ”We are celebrating 62 years of the country and banks are making us suffer with our own money.

    ”I want to withdraw some money to take my children who have been disturbing me out in the evening.

    ”At least, to give them a little treat that I can afford.

    ”I also left my business for someone to be here thinking that I will finish immediately.

    ”Some machines are working while some are not.

    Banks should find a lasting solution to all these,” he said.

    Mr Edward Obande, a bank customer in Kubwa said the situation was terrible in the area.

    Obande said he also visited a Point of Sale (PoS) operator only to discover that the man did not also have enough money to dispense to him.

    ”Even the PoS man told me he didn’t have enough cash to give me because he could not withdraw from the bank.

    ”Things like this usually happen during the weekend and holidays,” he said.

    Mr Fidelis Nnanna, a PoS operator in Nyanya axis, alleged that banks’ network were usually epileptic during month end.

    ”From my experience in this business, I have noticed that bank’s network for electronic transactions are usually poor during the end or beginning of the month.

    ”So many people are accessing the network because salaries have been paid.

    It will soon normalise,” Nnanna said.

    A bank staff in one of the new generation banks who preferred anonymity said there was nothing to worry about as the situation was under control.

    According to the staff, we have people who come to load money in the ATMs even during weekends and holidays.

    ”I do not think they will fail in their duties,” the staff said.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Labour Party Support Movement LPSM said on Saturday in Abuja that it would use its vast network to mobilise voters towards Peter Obi s success in the 2023 presidential election Inaugurating the group Mr Chuks Ezurike its Director General expressed the commitment of the group to bringing the Labour Party to higher political prominence Alhaji Tijani Abubakar the National Secretary of the movement described Obi as a man of integrity in the management of fiscal and human resources Abubakar who advocated increased national support for Obi said Obi has the capacity to rescue Nigeria from its economic and security challenges Obi exemplified prudence in resource management by leaving billions of dollars for Anambra State when he left office as governor He will provide security of lives and property with his in depth administrative knowledge and skill Abubakar said Mr Peter Diegwu Labour Party LP Chairman FCT asserted the capability of the party to take power by 2023 with a crop of young men and women Diegwu expressed optimism on the possibility of LP producing the next president of Nigeria with its grassroots base The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the highlight of the event was the inauguration of State Coordinators across the 36 states of the Federation www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    We`ll mobilise far-reaching support for Obi’s victory, says group
     Labour Party Support Movement LPSM said on Saturday in Abuja that it would use its vast network to mobilise voters towards Peter Obi s success in the 2023 presidential election Inaugurating the group Mr Chuks Ezurike its Director General expressed the commitment of the group to bringing the Labour Party to higher political prominence Alhaji Tijani Abubakar the National Secretary of the movement described Obi as a man of integrity in the management of fiscal and human resources Abubakar who advocated increased national support for Obi said Obi has the capacity to rescue Nigeria from its economic and security challenges Obi exemplified prudence in resource management by leaving billions of dollars for Anambra State when he left office as governor He will provide security of lives and property with his in depth administrative knowledge and skill Abubakar said Mr Peter Diegwu Labour Party LP Chairman FCT asserted the capability of the party to take power by 2023 with a crop of young men and women Diegwu expressed optimism on the possibility of LP producing the next president of Nigeria with its grassroots base The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the highlight of the event was the inauguration of State Coordinators across the 36 states of the Federation www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    We`ll mobilise far-reaching support for Obi’s victory, says group
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    We`ll mobilise far-reaching support for Obi’s victory, says group

    Labour Party Support Movement (LPSM) said on Saturday in Abuja that it would use its vast network to mobilise voters towards Peter Obi’s success in the 2023 presidential election.

    Inaugurating the group, Mr Chuks Ezurike, its Director- General, expressed the commitment of the group to bringing the Labour Party to higher political prominence.

    Alhaji Tijani Abubakar, the National Secretary of the movement described Obi as a man of integrity in the management of fiscal and human resources.

    Abubakar, who advocated increased national support for Obi, said Obi has the capacity to rescue Nigeria from its economic and security challenges.

    “Obi exemplified prudence in resource management by leaving billions of dollars for Anambra State when he left office as governor.

    “He will provide security of lives and property with his in-depth administrative knowledge and skill,” Abubakar said.

    Mr Peter Diegwu, Labour Party (LP) Chairman, FCT asserted the capability of the party to take power by 2023 with a crop of young men and women.

    Diegwu expressed optimism on the possibility of LP producing the next president of Nigeria with its grassroots base.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the highlight of the event was the inauguration of State Coordinators across the 36 states of the Federation.

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  •  Security was beefed up at Eagle Square in the Three Arm Zone of Abuja for the 62nd Independence Military Parade A News Agency of Nigeria reports that Police patrol vans manned by armed policemen were stationed at strategic locations around the Eagles Square while stop and search was ongoing Vehicular movements were restricted and several vehicles were also turned back by security operatives NAN reports that officers of the NSCDC were also seen on patrol with K9 dogs Ms Comfort Okomanyi FCT Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC in an interview with NAN said that the Eagle Square and the Federal Capital Territory FCT at large is so far peaceful The PRO said that men of the NSCDC were on standby surveillance and undercover duties to ensure the city was adequately secured She said that the operatives had also been deployed to the city s Critical National Asset and Infrastructure to prevent attacks and vandalism hoodlums She further said that the Corps will continue to work with other security agencies in ensuring Nigeria s 62nd anniversary was peaceful during and after NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria @62 Celebration: Security beefed up at Eagle Square
     Security was beefed up at Eagle Square in the Three Arm Zone of Abuja for the 62nd Independence Military Parade A News Agency of Nigeria reports that Police patrol vans manned by armed policemen were stationed at strategic locations around the Eagles Square while stop and search was ongoing Vehicular movements were restricted and several vehicles were also turned back by security operatives NAN reports that officers of the NSCDC were also seen on patrol with K9 dogs Ms Comfort Okomanyi FCT Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC in an interview with NAN said that the Eagle Square and the Federal Capital Territory FCT at large is so far peaceful The PRO said that men of the NSCDC were on standby surveillance and undercover duties to ensure the city was adequately secured She said that the operatives had also been deployed to the city s Critical National Asset and Infrastructure to prevent attacks and vandalism hoodlums She further said that the Corps will continue to work with other security agencies in ensuring Nigeria s 62nd anniversary was peaceful during and after NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria @62 Celebration: Security beefed up at Eagle Square
    Defence/Security2 days ago

    Nigeria @62 Celebration: Security beefed up at Eagle Square

    Security was beefed up at Eagle Square, in the Three Arm Zone of Abuja for the 62nd Independence Military Parade.

    A News Agency of Nigeria reports that Police patrol vans, manned by armed policemen, were stationed at strategic locations around the Eagles Square while stop and search was ongoing.

    Vehicular movements were restricted and several vehicles were also turned back by security operatives.

    NAN reports that officers of the NSCDC were also seen on patrol with K9 dogs.

    Ms Comfort Okomanyi, FCT Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), in an interview with NAN, said that the Eagle Square and the  Federal Capital Territory (FCT) at large is so far peaceful.

    The PRO said that men of the NSCDC were on standby, surveillance and undercover duties to ensure the city was adequately secured.

    She said that the operatives had also been deployed to the city’s Critical National Asset and Infrastructure to prevent attacks and vandalism hoodlums.

    She further said that the Corps will continue to work with other security agencies in ensuring Nigeria’s 62nd anniversary was peaceful during and after.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Some vendors on Friday took to the streets of the Federal Capital Territory FCT to make brisk gains through the sales of Nigerian flags and other national symbols The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the flags sold for as low as N200 and as high as N1 000 depending on the size Some of the vendors who spoke to NAN said they were taking advantage of the season to make some money Adamu Isiaka one of the vendors who was seen running after vehicles in traffic said he made much sales from the flags than other products he sold some days back He however said the patronage was not as much as that of 2021 adding that it could be due to hardship One of the customers who did not want her name mentioned said it had been her tradition to celebrate the day in one way or the other She said October I celebration was always characterised with carnivals particularly in the 1980s adding that many people often looked forward to it She said l know we are going through a lot as Nigerians but I believe better days are ahead I believe that things will change for the better In a similar development preparation for the day was felt in some markets visited within the FCT NAN reports that in Wuse Market one of the biggest markets in the FCT people were seen buying food stuff and other items Some of them who spoke to NAN said they were stuffing up on some items because it was going to be a long weekend They said though they would be celebrating on low key they would want to have some moments with family and friends NAN equally visited schools to find out the level of activities carried out in preparation for the day NAN reports that while some schools continued with their regular routines others carried out activities like presentation on national symbols and significance of Oct 1 Other activities included face painting exchange of gifts and making of the Nigerian flags among others Oct 1 1960 was a remarkable day in the history of Nigeria as a country as it was granted independence from the British colonial rule Three years after independence the Constitution was amended and Nigeria was declared the Federal Republic of Nigeria with Nnamdi Azikiwe as the first President Oct 1 celebration became an annual event with the declaration of public holiday to allow Nigerians celebrate with loved ones The day is often marked with activities ranging from President s address marchpast by the Nigerian Armed Forces other security agencies and schools Other activities to mark the day include adorning of the green and white colour in every nook and cranny of the country A 21 gun salute is thereafter fired by a detachment from the Army Artillery Regiment as the celebration is brought to an end NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Vendors, others make brisk money ahead of Nigeria’s Independence anniversary
     Some vendors on Friday took to the streets of the Federal Capital Territory FCT to make brisk gains through the sales of Nigerian flags and other national symbols The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the flags sold for as low as N200 and as high as N1 000 depending on the size Some of the vendors who spoke to NAN said they were taking advantage of the season to make some money Adamu Isiaka one of the vendors who was seen running after vehicles in traffic said he made much sales from the flags than other products he sold some days back He however said the patronage was not as much as that of 2021 adding that it could be due to hardship One of the customers who did not want her name mentioned said it had been her tradition to celebrate the day in one way or the other She said October I celebration was always characterised with carnivals particularly in the 1980s adding that many people often looked forward to it She said l know we are going through a lot as Nigerians but I believe better days are ahead I believe that things will change for the better In a similar development preparation for the day was felt in some markets visited within the FCT NAN reports that in Wuse Market one of the biggest markets in the FCT people were seen buying food stuff and other items Some of them who spoke to NAN said they were stuffing up on some items because it was going to be a long weekend They said though they would be celebrating on low key they would want to have some moments with family and friends NAN equally visited schools to find out the level of activities carried out in preparation for the day NAN reports that while some schools continued with their regular routines others carried out activities like presentation on national symbols and significance of Oct 1 Other activities included face painting exchange of gifts and making of the Nigerian flags among others Oct 1 1960 was a remarkable day in the history of Nigeria as a country as it was granted independence from the British colonial rule Three years after independence the Constitution was amended and Nigeria was declared the Federal Republic of Nigeria with Nnamdi Azikiwe as the first President Oct 1 celebration became an annual event with the declaration of public holiday to allow Nigerians celebrate with loved ones The day is often marked with activities ranging from President s address marchpast by the Nigerian Armed Forces other security agencies and schools Other activities to mark the day include adorning of the green and white colour in every nook and cranny of the country A 21 gun salute is thereafter fired by a detachment from the Army Artillery Regiment as the celebration is brought to an end NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Vendors, others make brisk money ahead of Nigeria’s Independence anniversary
    Economy2 days ago

    Vendors, others make brisk money ahead of Nigeria’s Independence anniversary

    Some vendors on Friday took to the streets of the Federal Capital Territory(FCT) to make brisk gains through the sales of Nigerian flags and other national symbols.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the flags sold for as low as N200 and as high as N1,000 depending on the size.

    Some of the vendors, who spoke to NAN said they were taking advantage of the season to make some money.

    Adamu Isiaka, one of the vendors, who was seen running after vehicles in traffic, said he made much sales from the flags than other products he sold some days back.

    He, however, said the patronage was not as much as that of 2021, adding that it could be due to “hardship”.

    One of the customers, who did not want her name mentioned, said it had been her tradition to celebrate the day in one way or the other.

    She said October I celebration was always characterised with carnivals, particularly in the 1980s, adding that many people often looked forward to it.

    She said, “l know we are going through a lot as Nigerians but I believe better days are ahead.

    “I believe that things will change for the better.

    ” In a similar development, preparation for the day was felt in some markets visited within the FCT.

    NAN reports that in Wuse Market, one of the biggest markets in the FCT, people were seen buying food stuff and other items.

    Some of them who spoke to NAN said they were stuffing up on some items because it was going to be a long weekend.

    They said though they would be celebrating on low key, they would want to have some moments with family and friends.

    NAN equally visited schools to find out the level of activities carried out in preparation for the day.

    NAN reports that while some schools continued with their regular routines, others carried out activities like presentation on national symbols and significance of Oct. 1. Other activities included face painting, exchange of gifts, and making of the Nigerian flags among others.

    Oct. 1, 1960 was a remarkable day in the history of Nigeria as a country as it was granted independence from the British colonial rule.

    Three years after independence, the Constitution was amended and Nigeria was declared the Federal Republic of Nigeria with Nnamdi Azikiwe as the first President.

    Oct. 1 celebration became an annual event with the declaration of public holiday to allow Nigerians celebrate with loved ones.

    The day is often marked with activities ranging from President’s address, marchpast by the Nigerian Armed Forces, other security agencies, and schools.

    Other activities to mark the day include adorning of the green and white colour in every nook and cranny of the country.

    A 21-gun salute is thereafter fired by a detachment from the Army Artillery Regiment as the celebration is brought to an end.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja enjoined leaders at all levels to provide good leadership and ensure the active participation of the citizens in governance Represented by the President of Senate Ahmed Lawan Buhari made the call at the 62nd Independence Day Special Juma at prayer at the National Mosque Abuja The News Agency of Nigeria reports that there was also a Public Lecture with the theme Shura The Islamic Foundation of true Democracy As leaders we owe it a duty to provide good leadership and going by the topic today of Shura good leadership can be better achieved with consultations It can also be achieved through collaboration and partnership between leaders among themselves and between leaders and those that are made Buhari said According to him in the type of democracy practised in Nigeria it is necessary for those that are led to participate in governance Buhari added At that level participation is for the citizens to be consulted and even where they are not consulted they can advise to make their views known To show their preferences for making their lives better and leaders are under obligation to listen Therefore the theme is apt and is coming at a time when by the grace of God in February 2023 Nigerians will go to the polls to elect new set of leaders But the issue that I think is central is to how we reach there The day is a long time They say in politics but I also think in governance between now and then those of us who are at the moment at the sadle of leadership are supposed to continue to remain focussed They should also consult widely as to what we have been doing and make it better Buhari said The president was also optimistic that everything will end well by the grace of God Earlier Alhaji Sa ad Abubakar III Sultan of Sokoto and President General Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs called for a critical evaluation of the implementation of the Nigerian democracy Abubakar III observed that the system of democracy the country was practising was developed and nurtured in a European setting and values He said that the introduction of western democracy had raised a number of problems arising largely from the facts that western European democracy still has no roots in the sociocultural development of Nigeria The Sultan said It is important to take a total evaluation of the implementation of democracy in our society to do a cost benefits analysis This will allow us to actually know its true value and see what aspect suit us and what doesn t suit us Since we are supposed to be a free people who have gotten our independence some 62 years ago I am hereby worried about the erosion of our values that fuelled the unprecedented levels of corruption in our society all associated with democracy It is important not to lose sight of the points We are in a contemporary time and there are societies that do not practice western democracy Abubakar III said that some countries like China do not practise western democracy but they were striving adding their economy is growing and going higher and higher But we know in the world today the economy everywhere is bad so is Nigeria also part of the world But the countries that don t practice western democracy have been doing very well And so we need to look at how we can also manage our own democracy peacefully and inline with our values and traditions On his part Mr Boss Mustapha the Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF said if the principle of Shura was followed it would create an opportunity for dialogue Mustapha said that this enhances ethic communication while promoting national cohesion and identity This will go a long way in stemming intertribal communal and ethic suspicions animosity aggression and conflicts Mustapha said NAN also reports that at end of the public lecture a special Juma at prayer led by the Murshid of the National Mosque Prof Shehu Galadanchi was held The cleric sought divine intervention for an end of the security challenges bedeviling the country Galadanchi also prayed for the socioeconomic development of the country total eradication of poverty and all forms of challenges facing the country In attendance were the Speaker of the House of Representatives Mr Femi Gbajabiamila Chief of Staff to the President Prof Ibrahim Gambari the FCT Minister Malam Muhammad Bello and the Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed Others were the First Lady Mrs Aisha Buhari former Zamfara governor Sen Ahmed Yarima Minister of Water Resources Alhaji Suleiman Adamu and the Etsu Nupe Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar among others NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria@62: Buhari, Sultan task leaders on good governance
     President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja enjoined leaders at all levels to provide good leadership and ensure the active participation of the citizens in governance Represented by the President of Senate Ahmed Lawan Buhari made the call at the 62nd Independence Day Special Juma at prayer at the National Mosque Abuja The News Agency of Nigeria reports that there was also a Public Lecture with the theme Shura The Islamic Foundation of true Democracy As leaders we owe it a duty to provide good leadership and going by the topic today of Shura good leadership can be better achieved with consultations It can also be achieved through collaboration and partnership between leaders among themselves and between leaders and those that are made Buhari said According to him in the type of democracy practised in Nigeria it is necessary for those that are led to participate in governance Buhari added At that level participation is for the citizens to be consulted and even where they are not consulted they can advise to make their views known To show their preferences for making their lives better and leaders are under obligation to listen Therefore the theme is apt and is coming at a time when by the grace of God in February 2023 Nigerians will go to the polls to elect new set of leaders But the issue that I think is central is to how we reach there The day is a long time They say in politics but I also think in governance between now and then those of us who are at the moment at the sadle of leadership are supposed to continue to remain focussed They should also consult widely as to what we have been doing and make it better Buhari said The president was also optimistic that everything will end well by the grace of God Earlier Alhaji Sa ad Abubakar III Sultan of Sokoto and President General Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs called for a critical evaluation of the implementation of the Nigerian democracy Abubakar III observed that the system of democracy the country was practising was developed and nurtured in a European setting and values He said that the introduction of western democracy had raised a number of problems arising largely from the facts that western European democracy still has no roots in the sociocultural development of Nigeria The Sultan said It is important to take a total evaluation of the implementation of democracy in our society to do a cost benefits analysis This will allow us to actually know its true value and see what aspect suit us and what doesn t suit us Since we are supposed to be a free people who have gotten our independence some 62 years ago I am hereby worried about the erosion of our values that fuelled the unprecedented levels of corruption in our society all associated with democracy It is important not to lose sight of the points We are in a contemporary time and there are societies that do not practice western democracy Abubakar III said that some countries like China do not practise western democracy but they were striving adding their economy is growing and going higher and higher But we know in the world today the economy everywhere is bad so is Nigeria also part of the world But the countries that don t practice western democracy have been doing very well And so we need to look at how we can also manage our own democracy peacefully and inline with our values and traditions On his part Mr Boss Mustapha the Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF said if the principle of Shura was followed it would create an opportunity for dialogue Mustapha said that this enhances ethic communication while promoting national cohesion and identity This will go a long way in stemming intertribal communal and ethic suspicions animosity aggression and conflicts Mustapha said NAN also reports that at end of the public lecture a special Juma at prayer led by the Murshid of the National Mosque Prof Shehu Galadanchi was held The cleric sought divine intervention for an end of the security challenges bedeviling the country Galadanchi also prayed for the socioeconomic development of the country total eradication of poverty and all forms of challenges facing the country In attendance were the Speaker of the House of Representatives Mr Femi Gbajabiamila Chief of Staff to the President Prof Ibrahim Gambari the FCT Minister Malam Muhammad Bello and the Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed Others were the First Lady Mrs Aisha Buhari former Zamfara governor Sen Ahmed Yarima Minister of Water Resources Alhaji Suleiman Adamu and the Etsu Nupe Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar among others NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria@62: Buhari, Sultan task leaders on good governance
    General news3 days ago

    Nigeria@62: Buhari, Sultan task leaders on good governance

    President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday in Abuja enjoined leaders at all levels to provide good leadership and ensure the active participation of the citizens in governance.

    Represented by the President of Senate, Ahmed Lawan, Buhari made the call at the 62nd Independence Day Special Juma’at prayer at the National Mosque, Abuja.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that there was also a Public Lecture with the theme: “Shura: The Islamic Foundation of true Democracy”.

    ” As leaders we owe it a duty to provide good leadership and going by the topic today of Shura, good leadership can be better achieved with consultations.

    “It can also be achieved through collaboration and partnership between leaders among themselves and between leaders and those that are made”Buhari said.

    According to him,  in the type of democracy practised in Nigeria, it is necessary for those that are led to participate in governance.

    Buhari added: “At that level,  participation is for the citizens to be consulted and even where they are not consulted, they can advise to make their views known.

    ” To show their preferences for making their lives better and leaders are under obligation to listen.

    “Therefore, the theme is apt and is coming at a time when by the grace of God, in February 2023, Nigerians will go to the polls to elect new set of leaders.

    ” But the issue that I think is central is to how we reach there.

    The day is a long time.

    “They say in politics, but I also think in governance between now and then, those of us who are at the moment at the sadle of leadership are supposed to continue to remain focussed.

    “They should also consult widely as to what we have been doing and make it better,”Buhari said.

    The president was also optimistic that “everything will end well by the grace of God.”Earlier, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, called for a critical evaluation of the implementation of the Nigerian democracy.

    Abubakar III observed that the system.

    of democracy the country was practising was developed and nurtured in a European setting and values.

    He said that the introduction of western democracy had raised a number of problems arising largely from the facts that western European democracy still has no roots in the sociocultural development of Nigeria.

    The Sultan said:” It is important to take a total evaluation of the implementation of democracy in our society to do a cost benefits analysis.

    ” This will allow us to actually know its true value and see what aspect suit us and what doesn’t suit us.

    “Since we are supposed to be a free people who have gotten our independence some 62 years ago.

    ” I am hereby worried about the erosion of our values that fuelled the unprecedented levels of corruption in our society, all associated with democracy.

    ” It is important not to lose sight of the points.

    We are in a contemporary time and there are societies that do not practice western democracy.

    ” Abubakar III said that some countries like  China do not practise western democracy, but they were striving, adding, “their economy is growing and going higher and higher.

    ” But we know in the world today the economy everywhere is bad so is Nigeria also part of the world.

    But the countries that don’t practice western democracy have been doing very well.

    ” And so we need to look at how we can also manage our own democracy peacefully and inline with our values and traditions.

    ” On his part, Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), said if the principle of Shura was followed it would create an opportunity for dialogue.

    Mustapha said that this enhances ethic communication, while promoting national cohesion and identity.

    ” This will go a long way in stemming intertribal, communal and ethic suspicions, animosity, aggression and conflicts,” Mustapha said.

    NAN also reports that at end of the public lecture, a special Juma’at prayer led by the Murshid of the National Mosque, Prof. Shehu Galadanchi was held.

    The cleric sought divine intervention for an end of the security challenges bedeviling the country.

    Galadanchi also prayed for the socioeconomic development of the country, total eradication of poverty and all forms of  challenges facing the country.

    In attendance were the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello and the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

    Others were the First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, former Zamfara governor, Sen. Ahmed Yarima, Minister of Water Resources, Alhaji  Suleiman Adamu and the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, among others.

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  •  Hardball Foundation a non profit organization has trained 50 small business owners in Bwari Area Council on strategies to sustain their sources of livelihood irrespective of economic challenges Mrs Eva Yusuf the foundation s Chief Operating Officer disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria at the sideline of the training on Friday in Bwari Abuja Yusuf said the workshop tagged The Decent Work Initiative was organised to find train and fund small business owners to sustain their businesses and overcome economic challenges She said that the foundation had the responsibility of sharing knowledge and creating awareness to striving businessmen as well as women on sustaining their livelihood Our programmes and initiatives align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal SDG 8 These include promotion of sustained inclusive and sustainable economic growth full and productive employment and decent work for all By sustainability we mean that the businesses can provide for their owners and their families and not be affected by inflation or any other economic challenges This initiative the first of its kind in Bwari Area Council has three approaches finding the beneficiaries training them and then funding them We found out that most of these businesses collapse because of lack of knowledge A lot of small businesses donot have what will help them overcome economic challenges Some do but do not know how to use the systems already available for the benefit of their business this is where we come in to train and make them aware of the best practices to sustain the business After this we will select the businesses to fund Yusuf said She also added that the foundation would not only give the beneficiaries monies but would also do an outside check programme expected to monitor how the funds were being used after a month This she further explained was to ensure that the businesses were sustained at the end of six months and to guarantee that it could stand the test of time after the process Yusuf said We would ensure that the business is sustained in a way that the owners are able to employ other people and teach them the practice so that it will have a ripple effect The lessons learned will also determine if we will replicate the programme in another council within FCT or another state in time to come She noted that the programme was organised in partnership with Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria SMEDAN and Molfix Molpad and Hype energy companies she noted had interest of micro small and medium scale businesses at heart She also said that participants were selected based on a check list earlier sent by the foundation to the area council This she added achieved success through the assistance of the councilors of the 10 wards whom she said were able to meet with people who met the criteria enlighten them of the benefits and gave them forms to fill Luckily all who applied did not exceed the number we initially planned for and so we took all who applied she said The over one week training Yusuf said would end on Oct 3 with an award giving ceremony NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Foundation trains 50 business owners on sustainable livelihood
     Hardball Foundation a non profit organization has trained 50 small business owners in Bwari Area Council on strategies to sustain their sources of livelihood irrespective of economic challenges Mrs Eva Yusuf the foundation s Chief Operating Officer disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria at the sideline of the training on Friday in Bwari Abuja Yusuf said the workshop tagged The Decent Work Initiative was organised to find train and fund small business owners to sustain their businesses and overcome economic challenges She said that the foundation had the responsibility of sharing knowledge and creating awareness to striving businessmen as well as women on sustaining their livelihood Our programmes and initiatives align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal SDG 8 These include promotion of sustained inclusive and sustainable economic growth full and productive employment and decent work for all By sustainability we mean that the businesses can provide for their owners and their families and not be affected by inflation or any other economic challenges This initiative the first of its kind in Bwari Area Council has three approaches finding the beneficiaries training them and then funding them We found out that most of these businesses collapse because of lack of knowledge A lot of small businesses donot have what will help them overcome economic challenges Some do but do not know how to use the systems already available for the benefit of their business this is where we come in to train and make them aware of the best practices to sustain the business After this we will select the businesses to fund Yusuf said She also added that the foundation would not only give the beneficiaries monies but would also do an outside check programme expected to monitor how the funds were being used after a month This she further explained was to ensure that the businesses were sustained at the end of six months and to guarantee that it could stand the test of time after the process Yusuf said We would ensure that the business is sustained in a way that the owners are able to employ other people and teach them the practice so that it will have a ripple effect The lessons learned will also determine if we will replicate the programme in another council within FCT or another state in time to come She noted that the programme was organised in partnership with Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria SMEDAN and Molfix Molpad and Hype energy companies she noted had interest of micro small and medium scale businesses at heart She also said that participants were selected based on a check list earlier sent by the foundation to the area council This she added achieved success through the assistance of the councilors of the 10 wards whom she said were able to meet with people who met the criteria enlighten them of the benefits and gave them forms to fill Luckily all who applied did not exceed the number we initially planned for and so we took all who applied she said The over one week training Yusuf said would end on Oct 3 with an award giving ceremony NewsSourceCredit NAN
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    Foundation trains 50 business owners on sustainable livelihood

    Hardball Foundation, a non-profit organization, has trained 50 small business owners in Bwari  Area Council on strategies to sustain their sources of livelihood, irrespective of economic challenges.

    Mrs Eva Yusuf, the foundation’s Chief Operating Officer, disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria at the sideline of the training on Friday in Bwari, Abuja.

    Yusuf said the workshop, tagged: “The Decent Work Initiative”, was organised to find, train and fund small business owners to sustain their businesses and overcome economic challenges.

    She said that the foundation had the responsibility of sharing knowledge and creating awareness to striving businessmen as well as women on sustaining their livelihood.

    “Our programmes and initiatives align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8. “These include promotion of sustained inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all.

    “By sustainability, we mean that the businesses can provide for their owners and their families and not be affected by inflation or any other economic challenges.

    “This initiative, the first of its kind in Bwari Area Council, has three approaches: finding the beneficiaries, training them and then funding them.

    “We found out that most of these businesses collapse because of lack of knowledge.

    A lot of small businesses donot have what will help them overcome economic challenges.

    “Some do, but do not know how to use the systems already available for the benefit of their business; this is where we come in, to train and make them aware of the best practices to sustain the business.  

    “After this, we will select the businesses to fund,” Yusuf said.

    She also added that the foundation would not only give the beneficiaries monies but would also do an outside check programme expected to monitor how the funds were being used after a month.

    This, she further explained, was to ensure that the businesses were sustained at the end of six months and to guarantee that it could stand the test of time after the process.

    Yusuf said: “We would ensure that the business is sustained in a way that the owners are able to employ other people and teach them the practice, so that it will have a ripple effect.

    “The lessons learned will also determine if we will replicate the programme in another council within FCT or another state, in time to come.

    ” She noted that the programme was organised in partnership with Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) and Molfix, Molpad and Hype energy – companies she noted, had interest of micro, small and medium scale businesses at heart.

    She also said that participants were selected based on a check-list earlier sent by the foundation to the area council.

    This, she added, achieved success through the assistance of the councilors of the 10 wards, whom she said, were able to meet with people who met the criteria, enlighten them of the benefits and gave them forms to fill.

    “Luckily, all who applied did not exceed the number we initially planned for and so, we took all who applied, ” she said.

    The over one week training, Yusuf said, would end on Oct. 3, with an award-giving ceremony.

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