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  •  The leadership of the All Progressives Congress APC North West Zone on Wednesday commended the reconciliation initiative by the National Chairman of the party Sen Abdullahi Adamu The reconciliation aimed at addressing internal disputes in the party in Zamfara and in some states in the zone The Zonal Vice Chairman and Secretary of the party Malam Salihu Lukman and Barr Bello Muhammad respectively commended Adamu s overtures the Zonal Publicity Secretary Musa Mailafiya stated in Gusau He stated that the initiative recorded tremendous success in Zamfara as it resolved prolonged disputes between the factions of Gov Bello Matawalle and that of the former Gov Abdul aziz Yari We extend our appreciation to the APC National Secretariat led by Sen Abdullahi Adamu and President Muhammadu Buhari for the significant role they played to actualise the reconciliation We convey the gratitude and appreciation of APC leaders and members in the Northwest Zone for the exemplary leadership demonstrated in resolving the lingering crisis in Zamfara We acknowledge the role of all our leaders in Zamfara notably Gov Matawalle and former Gov Abdulaziz Yari for accepting to negotiate and for accepting to make the needed sacrifices Mailafiya stated He stressed that the Zamfara agreement was a pathfinder for all states in the Northwest and by extension every part of the country with similar leadership challenges We appeal to all party leaders to imbibe the spirit of give and take based on commitment to provide selfless leadership to the APC and to Nigerians The North West leadership of the party welcomes the Zamfara agreement as the new political pathfinder for the APC in the country We convey the commitment of all party members and leaders in the zone to replicate it in every state with similar challenges NAN
    Northwest APC lauds Buhari, Adamu over Zamfara reconciliation
     The leadership of the All Progressives Congress APC North West Zone on Wednesday commended the reconciliation initiative by the National Chairman of the party Sen Abdullahi Adamu The reconciliation aimed at addressing internal disputes in the party in Zamfara and in some states in the zone The Zonal Vice Chairman and Secretary of the party Malam Salihu Lukman and Barr Bello Muhammad respectively commended Adamu s overtures the Zonal Publicity Secretary Musa Mailafiya stated in Gusau He stated that the initiative recorded tremendous success in Zamfara as it resolved prolonged disputes between the factions of Gov Bello Matawalle and that of the former Gov Abdul aziz Yari We extend our appreciation to the APC National Secretariat led by Sen Abdullahi Adamu and President Muhammadu Buhari for the significant role they played to actualise the reconciliation We convey the gratitude and appreciation of APC leaders and members in the Northwest Zone for the exemplary leadership demonstrated in resolving the lingering crisis in Zamfara We acknowledge the role of all our leaders in Zamfara notably Gov Matawalle and former Gov Abdulaziz Yari for accepting to negotiate and for accepting to make the needed sacrifices Mailafiya stated He stressed that the Zamfara agreement was a pathfinder for all states in the Northwest and by extension every part of the country with similar leadership challenges We appeal to all party leaders to imbibe the spirit of give and take based on commitment to provide selfless leadership to the APC and to Nigerians The North West leadership of the party welcomes the Zamfara agreement as the new political pathfinder for the APC in the country We convey the commitment of all party members and leaders in the zone to replicate it in every state with similar challenges NAN
    Northwest APC lauds Buhari, Adamu over Zamfara reconciliation
    General news7 months ago

    Northwest APC lauds Buhari, Adamu over Zamfara reconciliation

    The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), North West Zone, on Wednesday commended the reconciliation initiative by the National Chairman of the party, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu.The reconciliation aimed at addressing internal disputes in the party in Zamfara and in some states in the zone.The Zonal Vice-Chairman and Secretary of the party, Malam Salihu Lukman and Barr Bello Muhammad, respectively commended Adamu’s overtures, the Zonal Publicity Secretary, Musa Mailafiya, stated in Gusau.He stated that the initiative recorded tremendous success in Zamfara as it resolved prolonged disputes between the factions of Gov. Bello Matawalle and that of the former Gov. Abdul’aziz Yari.“We extend our appreciation to the APC National Secretariat led by Sen. Abdullahi Adamu and President Muhammadu Buhari for the significant role they played to actualise the reconciliation.“We convey the gratitude and appreciation of APC leaders and members in the Northwest Zone for the exemplary leadership demonstrated in resolving the lingering crisis in Zamfara.“We acknowledge the role of all our leaders in Zamfara, notably, Gov. Matawalle and former Gov. Abdulaziz Yari, for accepting to negotiate and for accepting to make the needed sacrifices,’’ Mailafiya stated.He stressed that the Zamfara agreement was a pathfinder for all states in the Northwest and, by extension, every part of the country, with similar leadership challenges.“We appeal to all party leaders to imbibe the spirit of give-and-take based on commitment to provide selfless leadership to the APC and to Nigerians.“The North-West leadership of the party welcomes the Zamfara agreement as the new political pathfinder for the APC in the country.“We convey the commitment of all party members and leaders in the zone to replicate it in every state with similar challenges.(NAN)

  •  Kebbi State women on Tuesday lauded the All Progressives Congress APC leadership in the state for allocating 40 per cent of local government and state delegates slots to women for the forthcoming party primary elections Hajiya A ishatu Abubakar Gunabi APC Women Leader in the state gave the commendation while speaking during an emergency stakeholders and general members meeting at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Lodge in Birnin Kebbi The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the emergency meeting was organised by the APC leadership in the state to appreciate stakeholders for their unflinching loyalty and support to the party ahead of the scheduled primary and general elections Abubakar Gunabi said We are indeed grateful to the leadership of our great party in Kebbi State for finding women worthy of two delegate slots out of five from each local government and another two slots for women out of the five state delegates I must confess this is a demonstration of commitment to success in the forthcoming elections The Chairman APC in Kebbi State Alhaji Abubakar Kana Zuru expressed profound appreciation to all the 225 ward Chairmen and other executive members as well as all supporters of the party for their unwavering loyalty and support to the party as it worked towards APC s success in upcoming primary and general elections The visibly excited Kana Zuru said the support demonstrated by the party leaders and members of APC in the state had further strengthened the unity within the party at all strata which according to him will culminate into a successful emergence of the party s flag bearers for the 2023 General Elections I find it very important to gather you here and thank you for your support and sacrifices for the successes of our activities Particularly our activities of today Monday and Insha Allah it will continue the next day successfully We are very sorry for the short notice to bring you here but I could not wait till another day to offer my sincere appreciation he averred he said He assured the gathering that APC was on course to victory in the polls and thanked Gov Abubakar Atiku Bagudu for his leadership style which had kept the party united NAN reports that speakers at the event all expressed delight and appreciation to the party executives and members for their cooperation understanding and support for the APC at all levels Speakers at the meeting included Alhaji Sani Zamarke APC Chairman Arewa Local Government and Association of Local Governments of Nigeria ALGON Chairman of APC Alhaji Aminu Sarkin Fada who spoke on behalf of the 21 local government area LGAs chairmen Others were Alhaji Hassan Muhammad Shalla Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs who spoke on behalf of all commissioners in the state and Rep Shehu Muhammad APC member representing Federal constituency Others were Alhaji Sani Hukuma Zauro Chairman APC Elders Forum Speaker Kebbi State House of Assembly Alhaji Muhammad Sani Lolo and the Personal Assistant to Kebbi State Governor Alhaji Faruk Musa Enabo and a host of other APC local government state and national legislators appointees and top politicians They prayed for more unity within the party and successes in the 2023 General Elections Musa Enabo thanked President Muhammadu Buhari the APC National Chairman Sen Abdullahi Adamu and Atiku Bagudu for giving the party a sense of direction unity and purposeful leadership NAN
    Kebbi State women excited over 40% APC delegate slots  
     Kebbi State women on Tuesday lauded the All Progressives Congress APC leadership in the state for allocating 40 per cent of local government and state delegates slots to women for the forthcoming party primary elections Hajiya A ishatu Abubakar Gunabi APC Women Leader in the state gave the commendation while speaking during an emergency stakeholders and general members meeting at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Lodge in Birnin Kebbi The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the emergency meeting was organised by the APC leadership in the state to appreciate stakeholders for their unflinching loyalty and support to the party ahead of the scheduled primary and general elections Abubakar Gunabi said We are indeed grateful to the leadership of our great party in Kebbi State for finding women worthy of two delegate slots out of five from each local government and another two slots for women out of the five state delegates I must confess this is a demonstration of commitment to success in the forthcoming elections The Chairman APC in Kebbi State Alhaji Abubakar Kana Zuru expressed profound appreciation to all the 225 ward Chairmen and other executive members as well as all supporters of the party for their unwavering loyalty and support to the party as it worked towards APC s success in upcoming primary and general elections The visibly excited Kana Zuru said the support demonstrated by the party leaders and members of APC in the state had further strengthened the unity within the party at all strata which according to him will culminate into a successful emergence of the party s flag bearers for the 2023 General Elections I find it very important to gather you here and thank you for your support and sacrifices for the successes of our activities Particularly our activities of today Monday and Insha Allah it will continue the next day successfully We are very sorry for the short notice to bring you here but I could not wait till another day to offer my sincere appreciation he averred he said He assured the gathering that APC was on course to victory in the polls and thanked Gov Abubakar Atiku Bagudu for his leadership style which had kept the party united NAN reports that speakers at the event all expressed delight and appreciation to the party executives and members for their cooperation understanding and support for the APC at all levels Speakers at the meeting included Alhaji Sani Zamarke APC Chairman Arewa Local Government and Association of Local Governments of Nigeria ALGON Chairman of APC Alhaji Aminu Sarkin Fada who spoke on behalf of the 21 local government area LGAs chairmen Others were Alhaji Hassan Muhammad Shalla Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs who spoke on behalf of all commissioners in the state and Rep Shehu Muhammad APC member representing Federal constituency Others were Alhaji Sani Hukuma Zauro Chairman APC Elders Forum Speaker Kebbi State House of Assembly Alhaji Muhammad Sani Lolo and the Personal Assistant to Kebbi State Governor Alhaji Faruk Musa Enabo and a host of other APC local government state and national legislators appointees and top politicians They prayed for more unity within the party and successes in the 2023 General Elections Musa Enabo thanked President Muhammadu Buhari the APC National Chairman Sen Abdullahi Adamu and Atiku Bagudu for giving the party a sense of direction unity and purposeful leadership NAN
    Kebbi State women excited over 40% APC delegate slots  
    General news7 months ago

    Kebbi State women excited over 40% APC delegate slots  

    Kebbi State women, on Tuesday lauded the All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership in the state, for allocating 40 per cent of local government and state delegates slots to women for the forthcoming party primary elections.Hajiya A’ishatu Abubakar-Gunabi, APC Women Leader in the state, gave the commendation while speaking during an emergency stakeholders and general members’ meeting at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Lodge in Birnin Kebbi.The News Agency of Nigeria , reports that the emergency meeting was organised by the APC leadership in the state to appreciate stakeholders for their unflinching loyalty and support to the party ahead of the scheduled primary and general elections.Abubakar-Gunabi said: “We are indeed grateful to the leadership of our great party in Kebbi State, for finding women worthy of two delegate slots, out of five from each local government, and another two slots for women out of the five state delegates.“I must confess, this is a demonstration of commitment to success in the forthcoming elections.”The Chairman, APC in Kebbi State, Alhaji Abubakar Kana-Zuru, expressed profound appreciation to all the 225 ward Chairmen and other executive members, as well as all supporters of the party for their unwavering loyalty and support to the party as it worked towards APC’s success in upcoming primary and general elections.The visibly excited Kana-Zuru, said the support demonstrated by the party leaders and members of APC in the state, had further strengthened the unity within the party at all strata, which according to him, will culminate into a successful emergence of the party’s flag-bearers for the 2023 General Elections.“’I find it very important to gather you here and thank you for your support and sacrifices for the successes of our activities. Particularly our activities of today (Monday), and Insha Allah, it will continue the next day successfully.“We are very sorry for the short notice to bring you here , but I could not wait till another day to offer my sincere appreciation”, he averred,” he said.He assured the gathering that APC was on course to victory in the polls, and thanked Gov. Abubakar Atiku-Bagudu for his leadership style which had kept the party united.NAN reports that speakers at the event all expressed delight and appreciation to the party executives and members for their cooperation, understanding and support for the APC at all levels.Speakers at the meeting included; Alhaji Sani Zamarke, APC Chairman, Arewa Local Government and (Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) Chairman of APC, Alhaji Aminu Sarkin Fada, who spoke on behalf of the 21 local government area (LGAs”) chairmen.Others were; Alhaji Hassan Muhammad-Shalla, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, who spoke on behalf of all commissioners in the state, and Rep. Shehu Muhammad (APC), member representing Federal constituency.Others were; Alhaji Sani Hukuma-Zauro, Chairman, APC Elders Forum, Speaker, Kebbi State House of Assembly, Alhaji Muhammad Sani-Lolo, and the Personal Assistant to Kebbi State Governor, Alhaji Faruk Musa-Enabo and a host of other APC local government, state and national legislators, appointees and top politicians.They prayed for more unity within the party, and successes in the 2023 General Elections.Musa-Enabo, thanked President Muhammadu Buhari, the APC National Chairman, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, and Atiku-Bagudu for giving the party a sense of direction, unity and purposeful leadership.

    (NAN)

  •  Aggrieved House of Assembly aspirants in Ebonyi on the platform of the All Progressives Congress APC have petitioned Sen Abdullahi Adamu National Chairman of the party over alleged screening deniall Mr Chukwuoji Igodo leader of the group said at a press briefing on Sunday in Abakaliki that no fewer than 25 aspirants were allegedly denied screening by the screening committee He added that every effort made by the aspirants to draw attention of the state chairman of APC Chief Stanley Okoro Emegha to their plights proved unsuccessful He further alleged that there was an ochestrated ploy by the state leadership of the party to deny some members opportunity to participate in the 2023 general elections He explained that their ordeal started when the party announced sales of nomination and expression of interest forms for the House of Assembly He alleged that the party denied selling nomination and expression of interest forms to them forcing them to purchase their forms in Abuja He said The problem started when the party announced sales of forms for House of Assembly and we approached the party to purchase our forms here in the state and they didn t sell any form to us So we approached Abuja and bought our forms from there which is allowed by the party rules we filled our forms there and submitted We presented ourselves for the screening which held on Saturday but nobody from the screening committee attended to us nor addressed us till now we have not been screened and nobody is telling us anything He maintained that the party was not fair to the affected aspirants We have been told that they will only respond to the 24 aspirants the party sold the forms to which is very unfair to us We are saying that the chairman is allowing himself to a particular set of people in the party instead of being the chairman for everybody We also want the world to know that the party in Ebonyi is sabotaging the efforts of the national leadership and it s a great betrayal to some of us that have protected and promoted the government We therefore appeal to the national secretariat to listen to us and send special screening panal to screen us send screening panal for the primaries and also send a special panal for the local government congresses that will soon hold The aspirants condemned the outrageous fees demanded for the screening of aspirants in the state which they noted were not part of party s requirements for the screening exercise For some of us we are told that we have to pay N200 000 as internally generated revenue N200 000 for local government clearance and another N500 000 for state clearance this is aside the N2million the party charges for her form And we are saying that these fees are not part of the checklists the party gave to us at the purchase of our forms we are saying that the national leadership should look into what is happening in Ebonyi Igodo said The aspirants said the development could lead to crisis that might affect the party s chances in the 2023 general elections The group therefore called on the national leadership to urgently intervene to stave off looming crisis in Ebonyi APC Meanwhile Okoro Emegha in a swift reaction said that the screening committee was yet to be inaugurated by the national secretariat The screening committee is yet to be inaugurated hence the screening exercise could not commence in Ebonyi as scheduled Okoro Emegha said He added that the party believed in equity fairness and justice saying that the party would not deny genuine aspirants from being screened He urged the aspirants to work with the party in unity to achieve victory in the coming elections Instead of creating problem and cause disunity in the party they should rather become agents of unity and work to make our party achieve victory in 2023 No aspirant who is qualified to be screened that will be left out he said NAN
    Ebonyi: APC aspirants petition Adamu over screening denial
     Aggrieved House of Assembly aspirants in Ebonyi on the platform of the All Progressives Congress APC have petitioned Sen Abdullahi Adamu National Chairman of the party over alleged screening deniall Mr Chukwuoji Igodo leader of the group said at a press briefing on Sunday in Abakaliki that no fewer than 25 aspirants were allegedly denied screening by the screening committee He added that every effort made by the aspirants to draw attention of the state chairman of APC Chief Stanley Okoro Emegha to their plights proved unsuccessful He further alleged that there was an ochestrated ploy by the state leadership of the party to deny some members opportunity to participate in the 2023 general elections He explained that their ordeal started when the party announced sales of nomination and expression of interest forms for the House of Assembly He alleged that the party denied selling nomination and expression of interest forms to them forcing them to purchase their forms in Abuja He said The problem started when the party announced sales of forms for House of Assembly and we approached the party to purchase our forms here in the state and they didn t sell any form to us So we approached Abuja and bought our forms from there which is allowed by the party rules we filled our forms there and submitted We presented ourselves for the screening which held on Saturday but nobody from the screening committee attended to us nor addressed us till now we have not been screened and nobody is telling us anything He maintained that the party was not fair to the affected aspirants We have been told that they will only respond to the 24 aspirants the party sold the forms to which is very unfair to us We are saying that the chairman is allowing himself to a particular set of people in the party instead of being the chairman for everybody We also want the world to know that the party in Ebonyi is sabotaging the efforts of the national leadership and it s a great betrayal to some of us that have protected and promoted the government We therefore appeal to the national secretariat to listen to us and send special screening panal to screen us send screening panal for the primaries and also send a special panal for the local government congresses that will soon hold The aspirants condemned the outrageous fees demanded for the screening of aspirants in the state which they noted were not part of party s requirements for the screening exercise For some of us we are told that we have to pay N200 000 as internally generated revenue N200 000 for local government clearance and another N500 000 for state clearance this is aside the N2million the party charges for her form And we are saying that these fees are not part of the checklists the party gave to us at the purchase of our forms we are saying that the national leadership should look into what is happening in Ebonyi Igodo said The aspirants said the development could lead to crisis that might affect the party s chances in the 2023 general elections The group therefore called on the national leadership to urgently intervene to stave off looming crisis in Ebonyi APC Meanwhile Okoro Emegha in a swift reaction said that the screening committee was yet to be inaugurated by the national secretariat The screening committee is yet to be inaugurated hence the screening exercise could not commence in Ebonyi as scheduled Okoro Emegha said He added that the party believed in equity fairness and justice saying that the party would not deny genuine aspirants from being screened He urged the aspirants to work with the party in unity to achieve victory in the coming elections Instead of creating problem and cause disunity in the party they should rather become agents of unity and work to make our party achieve victory in 2023 No aspirant who is qualified to be screened that will be left out he said NAN
    Ebonyi: APC aspirants petition Adamu over screening denial
    General news7 months ago

    Ebonyi: APC aspirants petition Adamu over screening denial

    Aggrieved House of Assembly aspirants in Ebonyi on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have petitioned Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, National Chairman of the party over alleged screening deniall.
    Mr Chukwuoji Igodo, leader of the group said at a press briefing on Sunday in Abakaliki that no fewer than 25 aspirants were allegedly denied screening by the screening committee.
    He added that every effort made by the aspirants to draw attention of the state chairman of APC, Chief Stanley Okoro-Emegha to their plights proved unsuccessful.
    He further alleged that there was an ochestrated ploy by the state leadership of the party to deny some members opportunity to participate in the 2023 general elections.
    He explained that their ordeal started when the party announced sales of nomination and expression of interest forms for the House of Assembly.
    He alleged that the party denied selling nomination and expression of interest forms to them forcing them to purchase their forms in Abuja.
    He said: “The problem started when the party announced sales of forms for House of Assembly and we approached the party to purchase our forms here in the state and they didn’t sell any form to us.
    “So, we approached Abuja and bought our forms from there which is allowed by the party rules, we filled our forms there and submitted.
    “We presented ourselves for the screening which held on Saturday but nobody from the screening committee attended to us nor addressed us; till now we have not been screened and nobody is telling us anything.”
    He maintained that the party was not fair to the affected aspirants.

    “We have been told that they will only respond to the 24 aspirants the party sold the forms to which is very unfair to us.

    “We are saying that the chairman is allowing himself to a particular set of people in the party instead of being the chairman for everybody.
    “We also want the world to know that the party in Ebonyi is sabotaging the efforts of the national leadership and it’s a great betrayal to some of  us that have protected and promoted the government.
    “We, therefore appeal to the national secretariat to listen to us and send special screening panal to screen us; send screening panal for the primaries and also send a special panal for the local government congresses that will soon hold.”
    The aspirants condemned the outrageous fees demanded for the screening of aspirants in the state which they noted were not part of party’s requirements for the screening exercise.
    “For some of us, we are told that we have to pay N200, 000 as internally generated revenue; N200, 000 for local government clearance and another N500, 000 for state clearance; this is aside the N2million the party charges for her form.
    “And we are saying that these fees are not part of the checklists the party gave to us at the purchase of our forms; we are saying that the national leadership should look into what is happening in Ebonyi,” Igodo said.
    The aspirants said the development could lead to crisis that might affect the party’s chances in the 2023 general elections.
    The group therefore called on the national leadership to urgently intervene to stave off looming crisis in Ebonyi APC.
    Meanwhile, Okoro-Emegha in a swift reaction, said that the screening committee was yet to be inaugurated by the national secretariat.

    “The screening committee is yet to be inaugurated hence the screening exercise could not commence in Ebonyi as scheduled,” Okoro-Emegha said.
    He added that the party believed in equity, fairness and justice saying that the party would not deny genuine aspirants from being screened.

    He urged the aspirants to work with the party in unity to achieve victory in the coming elections.
    “Instead of creating problem and cause disunity in the party, they should rather become agents of unity and work to make our party achieve victory in 2023.
    “No aspirant who is qualified to be screened that will be left out,” he said.

    (NAN)

  •  The All Progressives Congress APC has fixed May 23 for the screening of its presidential aspirants for the 2023 general elections Alhaji Suleiman Arugugun National Organising Secretary APC this on Saturday in Abuja when he fielded reporters questions shortly after the inauguration of chairmen and secretaries of the party s screening committees for House of Representatives Senate and governorship aspirants The News Agency of Nigeria reports that APC special convention for the presidential primaries would hold from May 30 to June 1 The screening for the presidential aspirants we have so far 28 presidential aspirants and as you are all aware some aspirants have started withdrawing their aspirations And by God s grace on May 23 those that are left for the screening proper will be screened Arugugun said NAN reports that the committees chairmen and secretaries were inaugurated by Sen Abubakar Kyari APC Deputy National Chairnan North on behalf of the National Chairman Sen Abdullahi Adamu Speaking at the ceremony Kyari said that a total of 145 governorship aspirants would be screened by three panels while 351 senate aspirants would be screened by four panels for the party s 2023 ticket He said that a total of 1 197 House of Representatives aspirants would also be screened by 10 panels We have a very strong party we have a big party and we are committed to deliver the right candidates for the forthcoming 2023 general elections We have no doubt that the distinguished ladies and gentleman assembled here will do just that I wouldn t want to go into details because we all know ourselves and we have tried to engage you in a manner that you will also bring your experience to the fore he said While acknowledging that there was a long huddle ahead of the committees Kyari appealed to the members to be patient and to ensure proper screening of aspirants to ensure that the best candidates emerged at the end He added that the party had been very fortunate because it had produced the best aspirants ahead of 2023 general elections And also almost two thirds of the House of Representatives he said He welcomed members of the committees saying that they had freehand to do what was required of them and would always be supported by the party s National Working Committee NWC when necessary NAN further reports that the APC had fixed its governorship primaries for May 20 House of Assembly May 22 House of Representatives May 24 and Senate May 25 The list of presidential aspirants that submitted their nomination forms includes Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu a former two term Lagos State Governor and APC national leader Others were former Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi former Minister of Niger Delta Development Sen Godswill Akpabio and former Minister of Science Technology and Innovation Dr Ogbonnaya Onu Former Gov Rochas Okorocha of Imo and former Gov Ibikunle Amosu of Osun Pastor Tunde Bakare Gov Ben Ayade of Cross River and Gov Dave Umahi of Ebonyi also submitted their forms Chairman Nigeria Governor Forum NGF and Gov Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti Minister of State Education Emeka Nwajiuba former President of the Senate Sen Ken Nnamani and Gov Yahaya Bello of Kogi also submitted their forms Gov Mohammed Abubakar of Jigawa and former Zamfara Governor Sen Ahmed Yerima also submitted their forms Also on the list of presidential aspirants that returned their forms are the only female aspirant Mrs Uju Kennedy Ohnenye Pastor Nicholas Nwagbo former Speaker of House Representative Dimeji Bankole and President of the Senate Dr Ahmed Lawal African Development Bank AFDB Managing Director Akinwumi Adesina former Minister of State Petroleum Chief Timipre Sylva former Minister of Information Chief Ikeobasi Mokelu and Mr Tein Jack Rich also submitted their forms among others The party had meanwhile began the screening of the House of Representatives and governorship aspirants at designated hotels in Abuja NAN
    APC fixes May 23 for screening of presidential aspirants
     The All Progressives Congress APC has fixed May 23 for the screening of its presidential aspirants for the 2023 general elections Alhaji Suleiman Arugugun National Organising Secretary APC this on Saturday in Abuja when he fielded reporters questions shortly after the inauguration of chairmen and secretaries of the party s screening committees for House of Representatives Senate and governorship aspirants The News Agency of Nigeria reports that APC special convention for the presidential primaries would hold from May 30 to June 1 The screening for the presidential aspirants we have so far 28 presidential aspirants and as you are all aware some aspirants have started withdrawing their aspirations And by God s grace on May 23 those that are left for the screening proper will be screened Arugugun said NAN reports that the committees chairmen and secretaries were inaugurated by Sen Abubakar Kyari APC Deputy National Chairnan North on behalf of the National Chairman Sen Abdullahi Adamu Speaking at the ceremony Kyari said that a total of 145 governorship aspirants would be screened by three panels while 351 senate aspirants would be screened by four panels for the party s 2023 ticket He said that a total of 1 197 House of Representatives aspirants would also be screened by 10 panels We have a very strong party we have a big party and we are committed to deliver the right candidates for the forthcoming 2023 general elections We have no doubt that the distinguished ladies and gentleman assembled here will do just that I wouldn t want to go into details because we all know ourselves and we have tried to engage you in a manner that you will also bring your experience to the fore he said While acknowledging that there was a long huddle ahead of the committees Kyari appealed to the members to be patient and to ensure proper screening of aspirants to ensure that the best candidates emerged at the end He added that the party had been very fortunate because it had produced the best aspirants ahead of 2023 general elections And also almost two thirds of the House of Representatives he said He welcomed members of the committees saying that they had freehand to do what was required of them and would always be supported by the party s National Working Committee NWC when necessary NAN further reports that the APC had fixed its governorship primaries for May 20 House of Assembly May 22 House of Representatives May 24 and Senate May 25 The list of presidential aspirants that submitted their nomination forms includes Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu a former two term Lagos State Governor and APC national leader Others were former Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi former Minister of Niger Delta Development Sen Godswill Akpabio and former Minister of Science Technology and Innovation Dr Ogbonnaya Onu Former Gov Rochas Okorocha of Imo and former Gov Ibikunle Amosu of Osun Pastor Tunde Bakare Gov Ben Ayade of Cross River and Gov Dave Umahi of Ebonyi also submitted their forms Chairman Nigeria Governor Forum NGF and Gov Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti Minister of State Education Emeka Nwajiuba former President of the Senate Sen Ken Nnamani and Gov Yahaya Bello of Kogi also submitted their forms Gov Mohammed Abubakar of Jigawa and former Zamfara Governor Sen Ahmed Yerima also submitted their forms Also on the list of presidential aspirants that returned their forms are the only female aspirant Mrs Uju Kennedy Ohnenye Pastor Nicholas Nwagbo former Speaker of House Representative Dimeji Bankole and President of the Senate Dr Ahmed Lawal African Development Bank AFDB Managing Director Akinwumi Adesina former Minister of State Petroleum Chief Timipre Sylva former Minister of Information Chief Ikeobasi Mokelu and Mr Tein Jack Rich also submitted their forms among others The party had meanwhile began the screening of the House of Representatives and governorship aspirants at designated hotels in Abuja NAN
    APC fixes May 23 for screening of presidential aspirants
    General news7 months ago

    APC fixes May 23 for screening of presidential aspirants

    The All Progressives Congress (APC) has fixed May 23 for the screening of its presidential aspirants for the 2023 general elections.Alhaji Suleiman Arugugun, National Organising Secretary, APC this on Saturday in Abuja when he fielded reporters’ questions shortly after the inauguration of chairmen and secretaries of the party’s screening committees for House of Representatives, Senate and governorship aspirants.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that APC special convention for the presidential primaries would hold from May 30 to June 1.“The screening for the presidential aspirants, we have so far 28 presidential aspirants and as you are all aware, some aspirants have started withdrawing their aspirations.“And by God’s grace on May 23, those that are left for the screening proper, will be screened,” Arugugun said.NAN reports that the committees’ chairmen and secretaries were inaugurated by Sen. Abubakar Kyari, APC Deputy National Chairnan, North on behalf of the National Chairman, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu.Speaking at the ceremony, Kyari, said that a total of 145 governorship aspirants would be screened by three panels while 351 senate aspirants would be screened by four panels for the party’s 2023 ticket.

    He said that a total of 1,197 House of Representatives aspirants would also be screened by 10 panels.

    “We have a very strong party, we have a big party, and we are committed to deliver the right candidates for the forthcoming 2023 general elections.

    “We have no doubt that the distinguished ladies and gentleman assembled here will do just that.

    “I wouldn’t want to go into details because we all know ourselves, and we have tried to engage you in a manner that you will also bring your experience to the fore,” he said.

    While acknowledging that there was a long huddle ahead of the committees, Kyari appealed to the members to be patient and to ensure proper screening of aspirants to ensure that the best candidates emerged at the end.

    He added that the party had been very fortunate because it had produced the best aspirants ahead of 2023 general elections.

    “And also almost two thirds of the House of Representatives,” he said.

    He welcomed  members of the committees, saying that they had freehand to do what was required of them and would always be supported by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) when necessary.

    NAN further reports that the APC had fixed its governorship primaries for May 20, House of Assembly, May 22, House of Representatives May 24, and Senate May 25.

    The list of presidential aspirants that submitted their nomination forms includes: Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a former two-term Lagos State Governor and APC national leader.

    Others were former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, former Minister of Niger Delta Development, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, and former Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu.

    Former Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo and former Gov. Ibikunle Amosu of Osun, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River and Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi also submitted their forms.

    Chairman, Nigeria Governor Forum (NGF) and Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, Minister of State, Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, former President of the Senate,  Sen. Ken Nnamani and Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi also submitted their forms.

    Gov. Mohammed Abubakar of Jigawa and former Zamfara Governor, Sen.  Ahmed Yerima also submitted their forms.

    Also on the list of presidential aspirants that returned their forms are the only female aspirant, Mrs Uju Kennedy-Ohnenye,  Pastor Nicholas Nwagbo, former Speaker of House Representative Dimeji Bankole, and President of the Senate, Dr Ahmed Lawal.

    African Development Bank (AFDB) Managing Director, Akinwumi Adesina, former Minister of State, Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva, former Minister of Information, Chief Ikeobasi Mokelu and Mr Tein Jack Rich also submitted their forms among others.

    The party had meanwhile began the screening of the House of Representatives and  governorship  aspirants at designated hotels in Abuja.

    (NAN)

  •  Political bigwigs attended the opening of the two day Nasarawa Investment Summit in Lafia on Wednesday Those who graced the occasion included Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Ghana s former President John Mahama and former Emir of Kano Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi Others were Sen Abdullahi Adamu National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress APC Gov Godwin Obaseki of Edo and Alhaji Aliko Dangote President Dangote Group Others still were Sen Tanko Al Makura APC Nasarawa South and Sen Godiya Akwashiki APC Nasarawa North The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme of the inaugural Nasarawa Investment Summit is Diamond in the Rough The Making of New Investment Frontiers Speaker of Nasarawa House of Assembly Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi led principal officers and members of the Assembly to attend the summit Retired Justice Sidi Bage Emir of Lafia and President Nasarawa State Council of Chiefs led other traditional rulers to attend the summit The summit aims at promoting investments in Nasarawa as well as fostering partnership between public institutions and the private sector the critical player in the socio economic development It serves as a platform to present credible and bankable investment opportunities that are market ready for investors engagement NAN
    Osinbajo, Dangote, Ghana’s former President Mahama, grace Nasarawa Investment Summit
     Political bigwigs attended the opening of the two day Nasarawa Investment Summit in Lafia on Wednesday Those who graced the occasion included Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Ghana s former President John Mahama and former Emir of Kano Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi Others were Sen Abdullahi Adamu National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress APC Gov Godwin Obaseki of Edo and Alhaji Aliko Dangote President Dangote Group Others still were Sen Tanko Al Makura APC Nasarawa South and Sen Godiya Akwashiki APC Nasarawa North The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme of the inaugural Nasarawa Investment Summit is Diamond in the Rough The Making of New Investment Frontiers Speaker of Nasarawa House of Assembly Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi led principal officers and members of the Assembly to attend the summit Retired Justice Sidi Bage Emir of Lafia and President Nasarawa State Council of Chiefs led other traditional rulers to attend the summit The summit aims at promoting investments in Nasarawa as well as fostering partnership between public institutions and the private sector the critical player in the socio economic development It serves as a platform to present credible and bankable investment opportunities that are market ready for investors engagement NAN
    Osinbajo, Dangote, Ghana’s former President Mahama, grace Nasarawa Investment Summit
    Economy7 months ago

    Osinbajo, Dangote, Ghana’s former President Mahama, grace Nasarawa Investment Summit

    Political bigwigs attended the opening of the two-day Nasarawa Investment Summit in Lafia on Wednesday.

    Those who graced the occasion included Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Ghana’s former President John Mahama, and former Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi.

    Others were Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo and Alhaji Aliko Dangote, President, Dangote Group.

    Others still were Sen. Tanko Al-Makura (APC- Nasarawa South) and Sen. Godiya Akwashiki (APC-Nasarawa North).

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme of the inaugural Nasarawa Investment Summit is: “Diamond in the Rough – The Making of New Investment Frontiers’’.

    Speaker of Nasarawa House of Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi led principal officers and members of the Assembly to attend the summit.

    Retired Justice Sidi Bage, Emir of Lafia and President, Nasarawa State Council of Chiefs led other traditional rulers to attend the summit.

    The summit aims at promoting investments in Nasarawa as well as fostering partnership between public institutions and the private sector, the critical player in the socio-economic development.

    It serves as a platform to present credible and bankable investment opportunities that are market-ready for investors’ engagement.

    (NAN)

  •  Mr Shehu Tukur the Zonal Chairman All Progressives Congress APC Nasarawa West Senatorial District says he is more competent and experienced to occupy the vacant seat atbthe National Assembly Tukur who is the Chief Executive Officer of Canonic Associates said this when he led his campaign team on a visit to the Speaker Nasarawa State House of Assembly Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi and other state lawmakers from the senatorial district in Lafia The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the seat was declared vacant following the election of Sen Abdullahi Adamu as the National Chairman of the APC Tukur also said that he had what it takes to take the senatorial zone to the next level of developmemt if elected The aspirant said that the visit was to solicit the support of the speaker and other lawmakers from the district at the state legislature to enable him win the APC ticket and the senatorial election I am here with my campaign team to officially inform you of my aspiration and to solicit for your support in order to actualise my dream My intention to contest for the senate seat of our zone followed the vacancy created by the emergence of Sen Abdullahi Adamu as National Chairman of our great party APC I have waited for Mr speaker to declare for the seat but he did not I said If Mr speaker will contest for the seat I will not contest And since Mr speaker is not contesting I am contesting because senate is for competent and high character people I have the experience and has what it takes to occupy the seat and if given the mandate I will not disappoint you he said He assured of quality representation at the red chamber of the NASs if given the mandate Responding the Speaker expressed delight with the visit and assured him of his prayers I want to welcome you to my office and honestly I am delighted for your coming I am aware that you are contesting for the senate seat of our Zone Some people who are contesting for the seat were also here you are here today and some will still come And my message remains the same because we are waiting for directions from our leader We have a leader in the state very soon we will sit down and discuss the issue We will work together as a team on that I want to tell you that you are one person I cherished for your truthfulness calmness sincerity and as a complete gentleman the speaker said Abdullahi urged stakeholders and members of the party to continue to work in unity for the progress of the party beyond 2023 in the state and the country at large The speaker prayed and wished Tukur well in his senatorial ambition NAN
    I’m more competent, experienced for Nasarawa West senatorial seat – APC leader
     Mr Shehu Tukur the Zonal Chairman All Progressives Congress APC Nasarawa West Senatorial District says he is more competent and experienced to occupy the vacant seat atbthe National Assembly Tukur who is the Chief Executive Officer of Canonic Associates said this when he led his campaign team on a visit to the Speaker Nasarawa State House of Assembly Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi and other state lawmakers from the senatorial district in Lafia The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the seat was declared vacant following the election of Sen Abdullahi Adamu as the National Chairman of the APC Tukur also said that he had what it takes to take the senatorial zone to the next level of developmemt if elected The aspirant said that the visit was to solicit the support of the speaker and other lawmakers from the district at the state legislature to enable him win the APC ticket and the senatorial election I am here with my campaign team to officially inform you of my aspiration and to solicit for your support in order to actualise my dream My intention to contest for the senate seat of our zone followed the vacancy created by the emergence of Sen Abdullahi Adamu as National Chairman of our great party APC I have waited for Mr speaker to declare for the seat but he did not I said If Mr speaker will contest for the seat I will not contest And since Mr speaker is not contesting I am contesting because senate is for competent and high character people I have the experience and has what it takes to occupy the seat and if given the mandate I will not disappoint you he said He assured of quality representation at the red chamber of the NASs if given the mandate Responding the Speaker expressed delight with the visit and assured him of his prayers I want to welcome you to my office and honestly I am delighted for your coming I am aware that you are contesting for the senate seat of our Zone Some people who are contesting for the seat were also here you are here today and some will still come And my message remains the same because we are waiting for directions from our leader We have a leader in the state very soon we will sit down and discuss the issue We will work together as a team on that I want to tell you that you are one person I cherished for your truthfulness calmness sincerity and as a complete gentleman the speaker said Abdullahi urged stakeholders and members of the party to continue to work in unity for the progress of the party beyond 2023 in the state and the country at large The speaker prayed and wished Tukur well in his senatorial ambition NAN
    I’m more competent, experienced for Nasarawa West senatorial seat – APC leader
    General news7 months ago

    I’m more competent, experienced for Nasarawa West senatorial seat – APC leader

    Mr Shehu Tukur, the Zonal Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Nasarawa West Senatorial District, says he is more competent and experienced to occupy the vacant seat atbthe National  Assembly.

    Tukur, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Canonic Associates, said this when he led his campaign team on a visit to the Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, and other state lawmakers from the senatorial district in Lafia.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the seat was declared vacant following the election of Sen. Abdullahi Adamu as the National Chairman of the APC.

    Tukur also said that he had what it takes to take the senatorial zone to the next level of developmemt, if elected.

    The aspirant said that the visit was to solicit the support of the speaker and other lawmakers from the district at the state legislature to enable him win the APC ticket and the senatorial election.

    “I am here with my campaign team to officially inform you of my aspiration and to solicit for your support in order to actualise my dream.

    “My intention to contest for the senate seat of our zone followed the vacancy created  by the emergence of Sen. Abdullahi Adamu as National Chairman of our great party, APC.

    “I have waited for Mr speaker to declare for the seat, but he did not. I said If Mr speaker will contest for the seat, I will not contest

    “And since Mr speaker is not contesting, I am contesting because senate is for competent and high character people.

    “I have the experience and has what it takes to occupy the seat, and if given the mandate I will not disappoint you,” he said.

    He assured of quality representation at the red chamber of the NASs, if given the mandate.

    Responding, the Speaker expressed delight with the visit and assured him of his prayers.

    “I want to welcome you to my office and honestly I am delighted for your coming.

    ” I am aware that you are contesting for the senate seat of our Zone.

    Some people who are contesting for the seat were also here, you are here today and some will still come.

    “And my message remains the same because we are waiting for directions from our leader.

    “We have a leader in the state, very soon we will sit down and discuss the issue. We will work together as a team on that.

    “I want to tell you that you are one person I cherished for your truthfulness, calmness, sincerity and as a complete gentleman,” the speaker said.

    Abdullahi urged stakeholders and members of the party to continue to work in unity for the progress of the party beyond 2023 in the state and the country at large.

    The speaker prayed and wished Tukur well in his senatorial ambition.

    (NAN)

  •  The Federal Government says it is ready to recognise higher productivity and excellence in service of individuals and organisations for their efforts on the growth and development of the country s economy The Minister of Labour and Employment Sen Chris Ngige said this during a news conference on the observance of the 19th National Productivity Day and Conferment of the National Productivity Order of Merit NPOM Award on Monday in Abuja Ngige described productivity as the most important determinant of social economic growth wealth creation employment generation and overall improved standard of living He said the President Muhammadu Buhari s administration focuses on enhancing higher productivity as no nation would be self reliant and competitive in the international market without productivity improvement in all sectors According to him given this cardinal role of productivity it is imperative that the citizenry be consistently reminded of the need for developing a productive mindset that will ensure the productivity growth of all the sectors of the economy The government is therefore conscious of the cardinal place of productivity in the realisation of the overall development of the nation he said The minister however noted that the present administration had successfully charted a path for economic growth and development for Nigeria with a new development plan He said the Medium Term National Development Plan MTNDP 2021 2025 succeeded the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan ERGP with focus on economic diversification investment in infrastructure security and good governance educated and healthy population He said that others were poverty alleviation and economic and social development across the states It is in realisation of this that the Federal Government through the National Policy on Productivity declared that a day shall be observed as the National Productivity Day NPD throughout the country every year The decision of government to observe NPD every year was predicated on the need to stimulate productivity consciousness and reward innovation productivity and hard work among Nigerians he said He therefore said Mr President would on May 12 comfer the awards to derserving individuals and organisations that have worked hard for the economic growth of the country in commemoration of the 19th NPD Day and NPOM Award for 2019 and 2020 He said that some of the deserving individual awardees include the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress APC Sen Abdullahi Adamu the Secretary to the Federal Government Mr Boss Mustapha He said others are the immediate past Director General Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC Dr Chike Ihekweazu Lagos State Commissioner for Health Dr Akin Aboyomi industrialist Abdusamad Rabiu and billionaire businessman Mike Adenuga jnr among others Ngige also noted that NPOM post humous awards would also be conferred on late Dr Ameyo Stella Adadevoh who died from the Ebola virus while quarantining Ebola patient Patrick Sawyer a Liberian in a medical facility in Lagos Others are the late Mr Babatunde Lawal who until his death was the Permanent Secretary of the Cabinet Affairs Office in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Some organisations shortlisted for the award are the National Information Technology Development Agency NITDA Erisco Foods Ltd Financial Derivatives Ltd Lagos Crown Flour Mills Lagos and Tummy Tummy Foods Industry Limited Also Mr Kashim Akor the Director General National Productivity Centre NPC commended the minister for his continual support to the centre He also commended Buhari for taking the issue of productivity consciousness as apt for economic growth NAN
    Productivity: FG to recognise excellence service
     The Federal Government says it is ready to recognise higher productivity and excellence in service of individuals and organisations for their efforts on the growth and development of the country s economy The Minister of Labour and Employment Sen Chris Ngige said this during a news conference on the observance of the 19th National Productivity Day and Conferment of the National Productivity Order of Merit NPOM Award on Monday in Abuja Ngige described productivity as the most important determinant of social economic growth wealth creation employment generation and overall improved standard of living He said the President Muhammadu Buhari s administration focuses on enhancing higher productivity as no nation would be self reliant and competitive in the international market without productivity improvement in all sectors According to him given this cardinal role of productivity it is imperative that the citizenry be consistently reminded of the need for developing a productive mindset that will ensure the productivity growth of all the sectors of the economy The government is therefore conscious of the cardinal place of productivity in the realisation of the overall development of the nation he said The minister however noted that the present administration had successfully charted a path for economic growth and development for Nigeria with a new development plan He said the Medium Term National Development Plan MTNDP 2021 2025 succeeded the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan ERGP with focus on economic diversification investment in infrastructure security and good governance educated and healthy population He said that others were poverty alleviation and economic and social development across the states It is in realisation of this that the Federal Government through the National Policy on Productivity declared that a day shall be observed as the National Productivity Day NPD throughout the country every year The decision of government to observe NPD every year was predicated on the need to stimulate productivity consciousness and reward innovation productivity and hard work among Nigerians he said He therefore said Mr President would on May 12 comfer the awards to derserving individuals and organisations that have worked hard for the economic growth of the country in commemoration of the 19th NPD Day and NPOM Award for 2019 and 2020 He said that some of the deserving individual awardees include the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress APC Sen Abdullahi Adamu the Secretary to the Federal Government Mr Boss Mustapha He said others are the immediate past Director General Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC Dr Chike Ihekweazu Lagos State Commissioner for Health Dr Akin Aboyomi industrialist Abdusamad Rabiu and billionaire businessman Mike Adenuga jnr among others Ngige also noted that NPOM post humous awards would also be conferred on late Dr Ameyo Stella Adadevoh who died from the Ebola virus while quarantining Ebola patient Patrick Sawyer a Liberian in a medical facility in Lagos Others are the late Mr Babatunde Lawal who until his death was the Permanent Secretary of the Cabinet Affairs Office in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Some organisations shortlisted for the award are the National Information Technology Development Agency NITDA Erisco Foods Ltd Financial Derivatives Ltd Lagos Crown Flour Mills Lagos and Tummy Tummy Foods Industry Limited Also Mr Kashim Akor the Director General National Productivity Centre NPC commended the minister for his continual support to the centre He also commended Buhari for taking the issue of productivity consciousness as apt for economic growth NAN
    Productivity: FG to recognise excellence service
    General news7 months ago

    Productivity: FG to recognise excellence service

    The Federal Government says it is ready to recognise higher productivity and excellence in service of individuals and organisations for their efforts on the growth and development of the country’s economy.

    The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige said this during a news conference on the observance of the 19th National Productivity Day and Conferment of the National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) Award on Monday in Abuja.

    Ngige described productivity as the most important determinant of social economic growth, wealth creation, employment generation and overall improved standard of living.

    He said the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration focuses on enhancing higher productivity as no nation would be self-reliant and competitive in the international market without productivity improvement in all sectors.

    According to him, given this cardinal role of productivity, it is imperative that the citizenry be consistently reminded of the need for developing a productive mindset that will ensure the productivity growth of all the sectors of the economy.

    ”The government is therefore conscious of the cardinal place of productivity in the realisation of the overall development of the nation,” he said.

    The minister, however noted that the present administration had successfully charted a path for economic growth and development for Nigeria with a new development plan.

    He said the Medium Term National Development Plan (MTNDP 2021-2025) succeeded the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) with focus on economic diversification, investment in infrastructure, security and good governance, educated and healthy population

    He said that others were poverty alleviation and economic and social development across the states.

    “It is in realisation of this that the Federal Government through the National Policy on Productivity declared that a day shall be observed as the National Productivity Day (NPD) throughout the country every year.

    ”The decision of government to observe NPD every year was predicated on the need to stimulate productivity consciousness and reward innovation, productivity and hard work among Nigerians,”he said.

    He therefore said Mr President would on May 12, comfer the awards to derserving individuals and organisations that have worked hard for the economic growth of the country in commemoration of the 19th NPD Day and NPOM Award for 2019 and 2020.

    He said that some of the deserving individual awardees include the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, the Secretary to the Federal Government, Mr Boss Mustapha.

    He said others are the immediate past Director General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chike Ihekweazu, Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Akin Aboyomi, industrialist, Abdusamad Rabiu and billionaire businessman, Mike Adenuga jnr, among others.

    Ngige also noted that NPOM post humous awards would also be conferred on late Dr Ameyo Stella Adadevoh who died from the Ebola virus while quarantining Ebola patient, Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian in a medical facility in Lagos.

    Others are the late Mr Babatunde Lawal who until his death was the Permanent Secretary of the Cabinet Affairs Office in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

    Some organisations shortlisted for the award are the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Erisco Foods Ltd, Financial Derivatives Ltd. Lagos, Crown Flour Mills Lagos and Tummy Tummy Foods Industry Limited.

    Also, Mr Kashim Akor, the Director General, National Productivity Centre (NPC) commended the minister for his continual support to the centre.

    He also commended Buhari for taking the issue of productivity consciousness as apt for economic growth.(

    (NAN)

  •  Alhaji Ahmed Wadada a frontline Senatorial Aspirant for Nasarawa West Senatorial District has admonished members of the All Progressives Congress APC to embrace peace and unity in the interest of the party s progress and development Wadada gave the advice while delivering his address at the Nasarawa West Zonal valedictory meeting in honour of the National Chairman of the APC Sen Abdullahi Adamu held on Sunday in Keffi Nasarawa State The former two term member of the House of Representatives emphasised that unity among APC faithfuls is a determinant factor for consolidating the successes of the party in the forthcoming 2023 General Elections in the state and the country at large The founder of Keffi Polo Ranch described Sen Adamu as a political legend who made his mark in Nigerian politics adding that Adamu has reached the zenith of his political career and is being admired by the younger generation Wadada said that the relationship between him and Sen Adamu is harmonious in spite of their political differences And that is why I tell whoever cares to listen that when you see any political issue between myself and Sen Adamu stay out of it Whatever happens you will never understand what is in between us and above all as I mentioned earlier there are two pieces of advice that he gave me in the past that was meaningful to me and shall continue to be meaningful to me Earlier the former Secretary to the Nasarawa State Government Dr Zainab Ahmed Tanko also extolled the virtues of Sen Adamu who she described as her mentor She commended Adamu for his contributions to the creation of Nasarawa State and his efforts towards ensuring that the state has a sense of direction since inception In attendance at the event were the serving and immediate past former Speakers of Nasarawa State House of Assembly Nasarawa State APC Chairman Mr John Mamman Local Government Chairmen of Karu Nasarawa and Keffi among other stakeholders NAN
    2023: Wadada preaches peace, unity among APC members in Nasarawa
     Alhaji Ahmed Wadada a frontline Senatorial Aspirant for Nasarawa West Senatorial District has admonished members of the All Progressives Congress APC to embrace peace and unity in the interest of the party s progress and development Wadada gave the advice while delivering his address at the Nasarawa West Zonal valedictory meeting in honour of the National Chairman of the APC Sen Abdullahi Adamu held on Sunday in Keffi Nasarawa State The former two term member of the House of Representatives emphasised that unity among APC faithfuls is a determinant factor for consolidating the successes of the party in the forthcoming 2023 General Elections in the state and the country at large The founder of Keffi Polo Ranch described Sen Adamu as a political legend who made his mark in Nigerian politics adding that Adamu has reached the zenith of his political career and is being admired by the younger generation Wadada said that the relationship between him and Sen Adamu is harmonious in spite of their political differences And that is why I tell whoever cares to listen that when you see any political issue between myself and Sen Adamu stay out of it Whatever happens you will never understand what is in between us and above all as I mentioned earlier there are two pieces of advice that he gave me in the past that was meaningful to me and shall continue to be meaningful to me Earlier the former Secretary to the Nasarawa State Government Dr Zainab Ahmed Tanko also extolled the virtues of Sen Adamu who she described as her mentor She commended Adamu for his contributions to the creation of Nasarawa State and his efforts towards ensuring that the state has a sense of direction since inception In attendance at the event were the serving and immediate past former Speakers of Nasarawa State House of Assembly Nasarawa State APC Chairman Mr John Mamman Local Government Chairmen of Karu Nasarawa and Keffi among other stakeholders NAN
    2023: Wadada preaches peace, unity among APC members in Nasarawa
    General news7 months ago

    2023: Wadada preaches peace, unity among APC members in Nasarawa

    Alhaji Ahmed Wadada, a frontline Senatorial Aspirant for Nasarawa West Senatorial District, has admonished members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to embrace peace and unity in the interest of the party’s progress and development.

    Wadada gave the advice while delivering his address at the Nasarawa West Zonal valedictory meeting in honour of the National Chairman of the APC, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, held on Sunday in Keffi, Nasarawa State.

    The former two-term member of the House of Representatives, emphasised that unity among APC faithfuls is a determinant factor for consolidating the successes of the party in the forthcoming 2023 General Elections in the state and the country at large.

    The founder of Keffi Polo Ranch described Sen. Adamu as a political legend who made his mark in Nigerian politics, adding that Adamu has reached the zenith of his political career and is being admired by the younger generation.

    Wadada said that the relationship between him and Sen. Adamu is harmonious in spite of their political differences.

    “And that is why I tell whoever cares to listen that when you see any political issue between myself and Sen. Adamu, stay out of it.

    “Whatever happens you will never understand what is in between us and above all as I mentioned earlier, there are two pieces of advice that he gave me in the past that was meaningful to me and shall continue to be meaningful to me.”

    Earlier, the former Secretary to the Nasarawa State Government, Dr Zainab Ahmed Tanko, also extolled the virtues of Sen. Adamu, who she described as her mentor.

    She commended Adamu for his contributions to the creation of Nasarawa State and his efforts towards ensuring that the state has a sense of direction since inception.

    In attendance at the event were the serving and immediate past former Speakers of Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Nasarawa State APC Chairman, Mr John Mamman, Local Government Chairmen of Karu, Nasarawa and Keffi, among other stakeholders.

    (NAN)

  •  Sen Abdullahi Adamu National Chairman of All Progressive Congress APC has advised Nigerians to be security conscious He gave the advice shortly after a courtesy visit to the Emir of Keffi Dr Shehu Chindo Yamusa at his palace in Keffi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State on Monday We have the responsibility as government to take care of the citizenry s security but security is everybody s business If anyone is doing anything wrong you have the responsibility to report to the nearest authority If you keep quiet you are endangering the peace and tranquility of the country and your family You allow one little thing to happen and you don t know how it will go So everyone should see himself or herself as agent of security in this country he said He also appealed to Nigerians to shelve their differences be law abiding and love themselves irrespective of their religious or tribal differences I enjoin Nigerians to love their neighbours as they love themselves as ordained by the holy books If we abide those simple divine instruction we will have tranquility and we will have stability and we will witness rapid development in the country he said The APC Chairman expressed gratitude to God for the state of Nigerians who were able to carry out the 30 days Holy Ramadan fasting and celebrate the Eid El Fitr in good health The Emir Dr Shehu Chindo Yamusa lauded the people of Keffi Emirate and muslims across the country for the successful completion of the holy ramadan fasting He also called for Nigerians to be proactive with regards to security and their active participation in the forthcoming 2023 general elections The traditional ruler also stressed the need for farmers in the emirate to go to their farms since the rainy season had commenced NAN
    Be security conscious, APC National Chairman advises Nigerians 
     Sen Abdullahi Adamu National Chairman of All Progressive Congress APC has advised Nigerians to be security conscious He gave the advice shortly after a courtesy visit to the Emir of Keffi Dr Shehu Chindo Yamusa at his palace in Keffi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State on Monday We have the responsibility as government to take care of the citizenry s security but security is everybody s business If anyone is doing anything wrong you have the responsibility to report to the nearest authority If you keep quiet you are endangering the peace and tranquility of the country and your family You allow one little thing to happen and you don t know how it will go So everyone should see himself or herself as agent of security in this country he said He also appealed to Nigerians to shelve their differences be law abiding and love themselves irrespective of their religious or tribal differences I enjoin Nigerians to love their neighbours as they love themselves as ordained by the holy books If we abide those simple divine instruction we will have tranquility and we will have stability and we will witness rapid development in the country he said The APC Chairman expressed gratitude to God for the state of Nigerians who were able to carry out the 30 days Holy Ramadan fasting and celebrate the Eid El Fitr in good health The Emir Dr Shehu Chindo Yamusa lauded the people of Keffi Emirate and muslims across the country for the successful completion of the holy ramadan fasting He also called for Nigerians to be proactive with regards to security and their active participation in the forthcoming 2023 general elections The traditional ruler also stressed the need for farmers in the emirate to go to their farms since the rainy season had commenced NAN
    Be security conscious, APC National Chairman advises Nigerians 
    General news7 months ago

    Be security conscious, APC National Chairman advises Nigerians 

    Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, National Chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC) has advised Nigerians to be security conscious.

    He gave the advice shortly after a courtesy visit to the Emir of Keffi, Dr Shehu Chindo-Yamusa at his palace in Keffi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State on Monday.

    “We have the responsibility as government to take care of the citizenry’s security but security is everybody’s business.

    “If anyone is doing anything wrong, you have the responsibility to report to the nearest authority.

    “If you keep quiet, you are endangering the peace and tranquility of the country and your family.

    “You allow one little thing to happen and you don’t know how it will go. So everyone should see himself or herself as agent of security in this country,” he said.

    He also appealed to Nigerians to shelve their differences, be law abiding and love themselves, irrespective of their religious or tribal differences.

    “I enjoin Nigerians to love their neighbours as they love themselves as ordained by the holy books.

    “If we abide those simple divine instruction, we will have tranquility and we will have stability and we will witness rapid development in the country,” he said.

    The APC Chairman expressed gratitude to God for the state of Nigerians who were able to carry out the 30 days Holy Ramadan fasting, and celebrate the Eid-El-Fitr in good health.

    The Emir, Dr Shehu Chindo-Yamusa, lauded the people of Keffi Emirate and muslims across the country for the successful completion of the holy ramadan fasting.

    He also called for Nigerians to be proactive with regards to security and their active participation in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.

    The traditional ruler also stressed the need for farmers in the emirate to go to their farms since the rainy season had commenced.

    (NAN)

  •  National Chairman of All Progressives Congress APC Sen Abdullahi Adamu has emphasised the need for all Nigerians to continue to pray for sustained peace progress and development in Nigeria Adamu a former governor of Nasarawa State gave the advice after observing the two raka at prayer in company of the Emir of Keffi Dr Shehu Yamusa at Keffi Eid ground on Monday The APC national chairman who said that prayer remained the most effective weapons against all societal challenges urged Nigerians to continue to support the APC led administration to move the country to greater heights On this auspicious occasion let us share a message of love unity and universal brotherhood We should not forget to pray for our people who are daily experiencing security challenges in their respective areas as well as our gallant security personnel who are tirelessly fighting for the country We must strive to bring smiles on their faces by raising our voices and expressing our love and solidarity he said Adamu urged Nigerians to work together to make Nigeria greater and show the world that we are one and will continue to be united irrespective of our ethnic and religious affiliations We must try to resist forces of evil and disaffection and allow peace and unity to reign among us in the spirit of Ramadan he said NAN
    Eid-el-Fitr: Adamu urges Nigerians to pray for sustained peace, devt.
     National Chairman of All Progressives Congress APC Sen Abdullahi Adamu has emphasised the need for all Nigerians to continue to pray for sustained peace progress and development in Nigeria Adamu a former governor of Nasarawa State gave the advice after observing the two raka at prayer in company of the Emir of Keffi Dr Shehu Yamusa at Keffi Eid ground on Monday The APC national chairman who said that prayer remained the most effective weapons against all societal challenges urged Nigerians to continue to support the APC led administration to move the country to greater heights On this auspicious occasion let us share a message of love unity and universal brotherhood We should not forget to pray for our people who are daily experiencing security challenges in their respective areas as well as our gallant security personnel who are tirelessly fighting for the country We must strive to bring smiles on their faces by raising our voices and expressing our love and solidarity he said Adamu urged Nigerians to work together to make Nigeria greater and show the world that we are one and will continue to be united irrespective of our ethnic and religious affiliations We must try to resist forces of evil and disaffection and allow peace and unity to reign among us in the spirit of Ramadan he said NAN
    Eid-el-Fitr: Adamu urges Nigerians to pray for sustained peace, devt.
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    Eid-el-Fitr: Adamu urges Nigerians to pray for sustained peace, devt.

    National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, has emphasised the need for all Nigerians to continue to pray for sustained peace, progress and development in Nigeria.

    Adamu, a former governor of Nasarawa State, gave the advice after observing the two raka’at prayer in company of the Emir of Keffi, Dr Shehu Yamusa, at Keffi Eid ground, on Monday.

    The APC national chairman, who said that prayer remained the most effective weapons against all societal challenges, urged Nigerians to continue to support the APC-led administration to move the country to greater heights.

    “On this auspicious occasion, let us share a message of love, unity and universal brotherhood.

    “We should not forget to pray for our people who are daily experiencing security challenges in their respective areas as well as our gallant security personnel who are tirelessly fighting for the country.

    “We must strive to bring smiles on their faces by raising our voices and expressing our love and solidarity,” he said.

    Adamu urged Nigerians to work together to make Nigeria greater and show the world that we are one and will continue to be united, irrespective of our ethnic and religious affiliations.

    “We must try to resist forces of evil and disaffection and allow peace and unity to reign among us in the spirit of Ramadan,” he said.

    (NAN)

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