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  •   Mr Edosa Oviawe Programmes Manager Global Rights said that Civil Society Organisation have gathered to brainstorm on the appropriate instruments to regulate their operations in Nigeria Oviawe said this on Tuesday in Abuja during a 3 day national conference on CSOs operational environment He said that the conference was aimed at generating shared understanding and collective perspectives by stakeholders in this direction Oviawe said the conference would also discuss increasing public awareness about the roles of CSOS and the need for an enabling regulatory environment that protects the sector from repressive legislations According to him there is a concern about the low level of awareness of existing regulations among relevant stakeholders including CSOS NGOS and regulators He said that in spite of the existence of over a dozen legislations Nigerian lawmakers for example still claim there is no law that regulates the activities of NGOs Oviawe said that instead of interrogating the effectiveness and relevance of extant regulations each administration since 2007 was swift to introduce another legislation to regulate The recent was the re introduction of the NGO bill on the floor of the House of Representatives in July he said This event was the first of its kind in Nigeria as there has not been any previous attempt to bring various stakeholders to discuss pertinent issues that affect the effectiveness and impact of the civil society sector The conference will also address the enabling conducive regulatory environment for CSO operations in the country Oviawe said He said the conference was supported by the European Union Delegation to Nigeria and West Africa and EU Agents for Citizen driven Transformation ACT Programme through a collaboration of EU ACT Programme Others he said are Open Society Initiative for West Africa OSIWA and USAID Strengthening Civic Advocacy and Local Engagement SCALE aimed at improving the civil society regulatory environment in Nigeria Oviawe said that in spite of the availability of over a dozen legislations and policies that currently guide the activities of the not for profit sector at least five unsuccessful attempts had been made within the past decade by different regulatory agencies According to him every National Assembly introduces new legislations and policies to further regulate CSO operations without recourse to extant legal provisions He said that instead a misguided perception continued to expand the narrative among these regulatory agencies that CSOs were not adequately regulated There is the need for capacity improvement and enabling regulatory environment require attention to strengthen CSO operations in Nigeria It is however expedient to address the concerns around the regulatory framework as several issues embedded therein need to be clarified in order to clear the air of the current state of confusion among stakeholders Oviawe said He said that EU ACT collaborated with the National Steering Committee on Civil Society Regulatory Environment to host the conference which is designed as a response to address some of these concerns Oviawe said it was necessary to address the concerns around the regulatory framework as several issues embedded therein need to be clarified in order to clear the air on issues It is on this premise that the EU ACT has collaborated with the National Steering Committee on Civil Society Regulatory Environment to orgainse the conference to address some of these concerns Currently there is no unified perspective about what should constitute a body of regulations for CSOs and this has resulted in various interpretations by different actors on how the sector should be regulated Unless resolved and properly clarified this issue of multiple definitions will continue to put both regulatory agencies and civil society actors at loggerheads he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CSOs brainstorm on instruments of regulating activities 
      Mr Edosa Oviawe Programmes Manager Global Rights said that Civil Society Organisation have gathered to brainstorm on the appropriate instruments to regulate their operations in Nigeria Oviawe said this on Tuesday in Abuja during a 3 day national conference on CSOs operational environment He said that the conference was aimed at generating shared understanding and collective perspectives by stakeholders in this direction Oviawe said the conference would also discuss increasing public awareness about the roles of CSOS and the need for an enabling regulatory environment that protects the sector from repressive legislations According to him there is a concern about the low level of awareness of existing regulations among relevant stakeholders including CSOS NGOS and regulators He said that in spite of the existence of over a dozen legislations Nigerian lawmakers for example still claim there is no law that regulates the activities of NGOs Oviawe said that instead of interrogating the effectiveness and relevance of extant regulations each administration since 2007 was swift to introduce another legislation to regulate The recent was the re introduction of the NGO bill on the floor of the House of Representatives in July he said This event was the first of its kind in Nigeria as there has not been any previous attempt to bring various stakeholders to discuss pertinent issues that affect the effectiveness and impact of the civil society sector The conference will also address the enabling conducive regulatory environment for CSO operations in the country Oviawe said He said the conference was supported by the European Union Delegation to Nigeria and West Africa and EU Agents for Citizen driven Transformation ACT Programme through a collaboration of EU ACT Programme Others he said are Open Society Initiative for West Africa OSIWA and USAID Strengthening Civic Advocacy and Local Engagement SCALE aimed at improving the civil society regulatory environment in Nigeria Oviawe said that in spite of the availability of over a dozen legislations and policies that currently guide the activities of the not for profit sector at least five unsuccessful attempts had been made within the past decade by different regulatory agencies According to him every National Assembly introduces new legislations and policies to further regulate CSO operations without recourse to extant legal provisions He said that instead a misguided perception continued to expand the narrative among these regulatory agencies that CSOs were not adequately regulated There is the need for capacity improvement and enabling regulatory environment require attention to strengthen CSO operations in Nigeria It is however expedient to address the concerns around the regulatory framework as several issues embedded therein need to be clarified in order to clear the air of the current state of confusion among stakeholders Oviawe said He said that EU ACT collaborated with the National Steering Committee on Civil Society Regulatory Environment to host the conference which is designed as a response to address some of these concerns Oviawe said it was necessary to address the concerns around the regulatory framework as several issues embedded therein need to be clarified in order to clear the air on issues It is on this premise that the EU ACT has collaborated with the National Steering Committee on Civil Society Regulatory Environment to orgainse the conference to address some of these concerns Currently there is no unified perspective about what should constitute a body of regulations for CSOs and this has resulted in various interpretations by different actors on how the sector should be regulated Unless resolved and properly clarified this issue of multiple definitions will continue to put both regulatory agencies and civil society actors at loggerheads he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CSOs brainstorm on instruments of regulating activities 
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    CSOs brainstorm on instruments of regulating activities 

     Mr Edosa Oviawe, Programmes,  Manager, Global Rights said that Civil Society Organisation have gathered to brainstorm on the appropriate instruments to  regulate their operations in Nigeria.

    Oviawe  said this on Tuesday in Abuja during a 3-day national conference on CSOs operational environment.

    He said that the conference was aimed at generating shared understanding and collective perspectives by stakeholders in this direction.

    Oviawe said the conference would also discuss increasing public awareness about the roles of CSOS and the need for an enabling regulatory environment that protects the sector from repressive legislations.

    According to him, ”there is a concern about the low level of awareness of existing regulations among relevant stakeholders, including CSOS, NGOS and regulators.

    ” He said that in spite of the existence of over a dozen legislations, Nigerian lawmakers for example, still claim, “there is no law that regulates the activities of NGOs.” Oviawe said that instead of interrogating the effectiveness and relevance of extant regulations, each administration since 2007, was swift to introduce another legislation to regulate .

    “The recent was the re-introduction of the NGO bill on the floor of the House of Representatives in July,’’ he said.

    “This event was the first of its kind in Nigeria as there has not been any previous attempt to bring various stakeholders to discuss pertinent issues that affect the effectiveness and impact of the civil society sector.

    “The conference will also address the enabling conducive regulatory environment for CSO operations in the country,’’ Oviawe said.

    He said the conference was supported by the European Union Delegation to Nigeria and West Africa and EU-Agents for Citizen-driven Transformation (ACT) Programme through a collaboration of EU-ACT Programme Others, he said, are Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) and USAID-Strengthening Civic Advocacy and Local Engagement (SCALE), aimed at improving the civil society regulatory environment in Nigeria.

    Oviawe said that in spite of the availability of over a dozen legislations and policies that currently guide the activities of the not for-profit sector, at least five unsuccessful attempts had been made within the past decade by different regulatory agencies.

    According to him, ”every National Assembly introduces new legislations and policies to further regulate CSO operations without recourse to extant legal provisions.

    ” He said that instead, ”a misguided perception continued to expand the narrative among these regulatory agencies that CSOs were not adequately regulated.

    “There is the need for capacity improvement and enabling regulatory environment require attention to strengthen CSO operations in Nigeria.

    “It is, however, expedient to address the concerns around the regulatory framework as several issues embedded therein need to be clarified in order to clear the air of the current state of confusion among  stakeholders,’’ Oviawe said.

    He said that EU-ACT collaborated with the National Steering Committee on Civil Society Regulatory Environment to host the conference which is designed as a response to address some of these concerns,.

    Oviawe said, ”it was necessary to address the concerns around the regulatory framework as several issues embedded therein need to be clarified in order to clear the air on issues.

    “It is on this premise that the EU-ACT has collaborated with the National Steering Committee on Civil Society Regulatory Environment to orgainse the conference to address some of these concerns.

    “Currently, there is no unified perspective about what should constitute a body of regulations for CSOs and this has resulted in various interpretations by different actors on how the sector should be regulated.

    “ Unless resolved and properly clarified, this issue of multiple definitions will continue to put both regulatory agencies and civil society actors at loggerheads,’’ he said.


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  •  The European Union Agents for Citizen Driven Transformation EU ACT Programme has called for enhanced synergy between the Civil Society Organisations CSOs and the media to boost sustainable development in NIgeria The EU ACT Focal Person in Rivers Mr Temple Oraeki made the call during a workshop for partners of EU ACT CSOs and media representatives in Port Harcourt on Monday Oraeki explained that ACT programmes designed by EU were in response to the identified need to invest in and engage with CSOs and provide capacity strengthening support to the selected ones among other objectives He said that ACT was working with over 200 CSOs across 10 states in Nigeria Rivers Edo Sokoto Kano Adamawa Lagos Plateau Enugu Borno and Federal Capital Territory FCT Oraeki said that the EU supported over 20 NGOS in Rivers which had been at the frontline promoting sustainable development in various sectors Also speaking Wonne Afronelly of MyEnvironment MyWealth Nigeria urged the media to assist the CSOs and NGOs to identify quality contents and liaise with them to create sustainable contents She called on the media to reach out to grassroots through the organisations adding that they should always engage government in every way possible in order to maintain the trust as the watchdog Afronelly however noted that funding was important for CSOs to achieve sustainable development and urged the media to support sponsorship to them A social development expert Mr Temple Oraeki said that the roles of CSOs cut across the 17 Sustainable Development Goals to impact positively on humanity According to her CSO roles in Rivers include empowering communities and giving voice to the disorganised voiceless segments of the society The role of CSOs in the state can never be over emphasised with a cross section of over 200 NGOs in NIgeria and 20 in Rivers state carrying out various initiatives across various sectors Indeed silence is no more best practice it is time to change the narrative and tell our stories more share impacts and more action for humanity and sustainable development We believe that with the media this can be achieved she said Ogbanga however said that part of the challenges faced by CSOs in carrying out their roles in society was lack of funds Others included lack of feedback and social support which tended to suppress their enthusiasm in their work The News Agency of Nigeria reports that EU ACT programme is funded by the European Union and implemented by the British Council The programme aims to contribute to more inclusive effective accountable and gender responsive development through enhancing the credibility and role of SCOs as drivers of change for sustainable development in Nigeria www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    EU-ACT seeks media collaboration with CSOs
     The European Union Agents for Citizen Driven Transformation EU ACT Programme has called for enhanced synergy between the Civil Society Organisations CSOs and the media to boost sustainable development in NIgeria The EU ACT Focal Person in Rivers Mr Temple Oraeki made the call during a workshop for partners of EU ACT CSOs and media representatives in Port Harcourt on Monday Oraeki explained that ACT programmes designed by EU were in response to the identified need to invest in and engage with CSOs and provide capacity strengthening support to the selected ones among other objectives He said that ACT was working with over 200 CSOs across 10 states in Nigeria Rivers Edo Sokoto Kano Adamawa Lagos Plateau Enugu Borno and Federal Capital Territory FCT Oraeki said that the EU supported over 20 NGOS in Rivers which had been at the frontline promoting sustainable development in various sectors Also speaking Wonne Afronelly of MyEnvironment MyWealth Nigeria urged the media to assist the CSOs and NGOs to identify quality contents and liaise with them to create sustainable contents She called on the media to reach out to grassroots through the organisations adding that they should always engage government in every way possible in order to maintain the trust as the watchdog Afronelly however noted that funding was important for CSOs to achieve sustainable development and urged the media to support sponsorship to them A social development expert Mr Temple Oraeki said that the roles of CSOs cut across the 17 Sustainable Development Goals to impact positively on humanity According to her CSO roles in Rivers include empowering communities and giving voice to the disorganised voiceless segments of the society The role of CSOs in the state can never be over emphasised with a cross section of over 200 NGOs in NIgeria and 20 in Rivers state carrying out various initiatives across various sectors Indeed silence is no more best practice it is time to change the narrative and tell our stories more share impacts and more action for humanity and sustainable development We believe that with the media this can be achieved she said Ogbanga however said that part of the challenges faced by CSOs in carrying out their roles in society was lack of funds Others included lack of feedback and social support which tended to suppress their enthusiasm in their work The News Agency of Nigeria reports that EU ACT programme is funded by the European Union and implemented by the British Council The programme aims to contribute to more inclusive effective accountable and gender responsive development through enhancing the credibility and role of SCOs as drivers of change for sustainable development in Nigeria www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    EU-ACT seeks media collaboration with CSOs
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    EU-ACT seeks media collaboration with CSOs

    The European Union-Agents for Citizen-Driven Transformation (EU-ACT) Programme has called for enhanced synergy between the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and the media to boost sustainable development in NIgeria.

    The EU-ACT Focal Person in Rivers, Mr Temple Oraeki, made the call during a workshop for partners of  EU-ACT, CSOs and media representatives in Port Harcourt on Monday.

    Oraeki explained that ACT programmes, designed by EU were in response to the identified need to invest in and engage with CSOs and provide capacity strengthening support to the selected ones, among other objectives.

    He said that ACT was working with over 200 CSOs across 10 states in Nigeria – Rivers, Edo, Sokoto, Kano, Adamawa, Lagos, Plateau, Enugu,  Borno and Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

    Oraeki said that the EU supported over 20 NGOS in Rivers which had been at the frontline promoting sustainable development in various sectors.

    Also speaking, Wonne Afronelly of MyEnvironment  MyWealth Nigeria, urged the media to assist the CSOs and NGOs to identify quality contents and liaise with them to create sustainable contents.

    She called on the media to reach out to grassroots through the organisations, adding that they should always engage government in every way possible in order to maintain the trust as the watchdog.

    Afronelly, however, noted that funding was important for CSOs to achieve sustainable development and urged the media to support sponsorship to them.

    A social development expert, Mr Temple Oraeki, said that the roles of CSOs cut across the 17 Sustainable Development Goals to impact positively on humanity.

    According to her, CSO roles in Rivers include empowering communities and giving voice to the disorganised voiceless segments of the society.

    ‘’The role of CSOs in the state can never be over-emphasised, with a cross section of over 200 NGOs in NIgeria and 20 in Rivers state carrying out various initiatives across various sectors.

    ‘’Indeed, silence is no more best practice; it is time to change the narrative and tell our stories more, share impacts and more action for humanity and sustainable development, ‘’We believe that with the media, this can be achieved,’’ she said.

    Ogbanga, however, said that part of the challenges faced by CSOs in carrying out their roles in society was lack of funds.

    Others included lack of feedback and social support which tended to suppress their enthusiasm in their work.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that EU-ACT programme is funded by the European Union and implemented by the British Council.

    The programme aims to contribute to more inclusive, effective, accountable and gender responsive development through enhancing the credibility and role of SCOs as drivers of change for sustainable development in Nigeria.

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  •  The Immunotherapy Nigeria Ltd a health organisation has introduced Immunocal a biomolecules product for hormone balancing and to improve women s health The Founder of Immunotherapy Nigeria Dr Lawrence Olagunju explained in a statement that Immunocal a novel class of immunotherapy wass designed to supply the molecules needed by the body to repair itself to which Drcontrola broad range of damaged cells resulting in hormone balancing for men and women According to Olagunju it also helps to improve menstrual health for women control autoimmune conditions and address resistant infectious diseases effectively among many other benefits Women no longer need to suffer in silence as immunocal has the ability to influence simultaneously the three most important biosynthesis of health he said It is formulated undenatured whey protein isolate with over 28 micro and macromolecules Immunocal delivers these molecules into assists cells for maintaining optimal concentrations of the three most important biosynthesis in the body neurotransmitters catecholamines and intracellular glutathione synthesis Olagunju who is also the CEO of Immunotherapy Nigeria Ltd said that with over 40 years of research Canadian scientists identified isolated and packaged the product as powerful healing properties found only in Mothers Milk This is a unique formulation of 28 bioactive biomolecules that is proven with the ability to repair damaged womb and ovaries cells Restore normal pain free period flow and achieve good ovulation with a potential of obtaining pregnancy faster in women who are pregnancy challenged Olagunju said the product had already obtained marketing authorisation from the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control NAFDAC in 2006 The product also holds several patents in the U S and worldwide and had been listed by the Food and Drug Administration FDA in the category of generally recognised as safe Olagunju explained that immunocal had the ability to provide the complete nine essential and the 11 non essential amino acids On what distinguishes Immunotec he said it contained several unique components including immunoglobulins lactoferrin lactoperoxidase glycomacropeptide and sphingolipids that possess some important antimicrobial and antiviral properties among others Immunocal provides Sialic Acid Sialic acid has recently been studied for its ability to improve memory learning and brain development Immunotec is currently pursuing some studies looking at brain health Another important protein fraction in Immunocal is Alpha Lac This protein has been shown in human studies to increase to amino acid tryptophan which is the major precursor for serotonin What does this mean This has the potential to improve your mood if you are feeling stressed Immunocal is considered a complete source of all protein as it contains all the required for dealing with the root cause of diseases and repairing cells Dr Adesoji Fasanmade a Professor of Medicine at the University of Ibadan and Consultant Physician at the University College Hospital Ibadan commented on the randomised use of Immunocal treatment related reactions He said I am delighted that Immunocal is a proven standard of care for body cells repairs and provides a significant improvement in survival for patients with diseases A partner product such as Immunocal is very effective in treating resistant malaria if administered with ACT drugs With a full course of Immunocal taken for 90 days patients are disease free for several years We give immunocal to patients who have diabetes hypertension and some other diseases that may want to reduce the immunity of the patient According to him adding Immunocal to the primary medication of such patients makes them more equipped to compact the effect of that disease and heal faster Fasanmade advised patients to have a complete dosage of imunnocal for 90 days NAN reports that the product is available in Nigeria localities the U S Spain England Mexico and some other countries www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Hormone Balancing: Immunocal to improve women, men’s health- Coy
     The Immunotherapy Nigeria Ltd a health organisation has introduced Immunocal a biomolecules product for hormone balancing and to improve women s health The Founder of Immunotherapy Nigeria Dr Lawrence Olagunju explained in a statement that Immunocal a novel class of immunotherapy wass designed to supply the molecules needed by the body to repair itself to which Drcontrola broad range of damaged cells resulting in hormone balancing for men and women According to Olagunju it also helps to improve menstrual health for women control autoimmune conditions and address resistant infectious diseases effectively among many other benefits Women no longer need to suffer in silence as immunocal has the ability to influence simultaneously the three most important biosynthesis of health he said It is formulated undenatured whey protein isolate with over 28 micro and macromolecules Immunocal delivers these molecules into assists cells for maintaining optimal concentrations of the three most important biosynthesis in the body neurotransmitters catecholamines and intracellular glutathione synthesis Olagunju who is also the CEO of Immunotherapy Nigeria Ltd said that with over 40 years of research Canadian scientists identified isolated and packaged the product as powerful healing properties found only in Mothers Milk This is a unique formulation of 28 bioactive biomolecules that is proven with the ability to repair damaged womb and ovaries cells Restore normal pain free period flow and achieve good ovulation with a potential of obtaining pregnancy faster in women who are pregnancy challenged Olagunju said the product had already obtained marketing authorisation from the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control NAFDAC in 2006 The product also holds several patents in the U S and worldwide and had been listed by the Food and Drug Administration FDA in the category of generally recognised as safe Olagunju explained that immunocal had the ability to provide the complete nine essential and the 11 non essential amino acids On what distinguishes Immunotec he said it contained several unique components including immunoglobulins lactoferrin lactoperoxidase glycomacropeptide and sphingolipids that possess some important antimicrobial and antiviral properties among others Immunocal provides Sialic Acid Sialic acid has recently been studied for its ability to improve memory learning and brain development Immunotec is currently pursuing some studies looking at brain health Another important protein fraction in Immunocal is Alpha Lac This protein has been shown in human studies to increase to amino acid tryptophan which is the major precursor for serotonin What does this mean This has the potential to improve your mood if you are feeling stressed Immunocal is considered a complete source of all protein as it contains all the required for dealing with the root cause of diseases and repairing cells Dr Adesoji Fasanmade a Professor of Medicine at the University of Ibadan and Consultant Physician at the University College Hospital Ibadan commented on the randomised use of Immunocal treatment related reactions He said I am delighted that Immunocal is a proven standard of care for body cells repairs and provides a significant improvement in survival for patients with diseases A partner product such as Immunocal is very effective in treating resistant malaria if administered with ACT drugs With a full course of Immunocal taken for 90 days patients are disease free for several years We give immunocal to patients who have diabetes hypertension and some other diseases that may want to reduce the immunity of the patient According to him adding Immunocal to the primary medication of such patients makes them more equipped to compact the effect of that disease and heal faster Fasanmade advised patients to have a complete dosage of imunnocal for 90 days NAN reports that the product is available in Nigeria localities the U S Spain England Mexico and some other countries www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Hormone Balancing: Immunocal to improve women, men’s health- Coy
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    Hormone Balancing: Immunocal to improve women, men’s health- Coy

    The Immunotherapy Nigeria Ltd, a health organisation, has introduced Immunocal, a biomolecules product, for hormone balancing and to improve women’s health, The Founder of Immunotherapy Nigeria, Dr Lawrence Olagunju, explained in a statement that Immunocal, a novel class of immunotherapy, wass designed to supply the molecules needed by the body to repair itself to which Drcontrola broad range of damaged cells, resulting in hormone balancing for men and women.

    According to Olagunju, it also helps to improve menstrual health for women, control autoimmune conditions, and address resistant infectious diseases effectively, among many other benefits.

    “Women no longer need to suffer in silence as immunocal has the ability to influence simultaneously the three most important biosynthesis of health,’’ he said.

    “It is formulated undenatured whey protein isolate with over 28 micro and macromolecules.

    “Immunocal delivers these molecules into assists cells for maintaining optimal concentrations of the three most important biosynthesis in the body- neurotransmitters, catecholamines, and intracellular glutathione synthesis.

    ’’ Olagunju, who is also the CEO of Immunotherapy Nigeria Ltd, said that with over 40 years of research, Canadian scientists identified, isolated and packaged the product as powerful healing properties found only in Mothers Milk. “This is a unique formulation of 28 bioactive biomolecules that is proven with the ability to repair damaged womb and ovaries cells.

    “Restore normal, pain-free period flow, and achieve good ovulation, with a potential of obtaining pregnancy faster in women who are pregnancy challenged.

    ’’ Olagunju said the product had already obtained marketing authorisation from the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC in 2006. The product also holds several patents in the U.

    S. and worldwide and had been listed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the category of generally recognised as safe.

    Olagunju explained that immunocal had the ability to provide the complete nine essential and the 11 non-essential amino acids.

    On what distinguishes Immunotec, he said it contained several unique components including immunoglobulins, lactoferrin, lactoperoxidase, glycomacropeptide and sphingolipids that possess some important antimicrobial and antiviral properties among others.

    “Immunocal provides Sialic Acid. Sialic acid has recently been studied for its ability to improve memory, learning, and brain development.

    “ Immunotec is currently   pursuing some studies looking at brain health.

    “Another important protein fraction in Immunocal is Alpha-Lac. This protein has been shown in human studies to increase to amino acid tryptophan which is the major precursor for serotonin.

    “What does this mean?

    This has the potential to improve your mood if you are feeling stressed.

    “Immunocal is considered a complete source of all protein as it contains all the required for dealing with the root cause of diseases and repairing cells.

    ” Dr Adesoji Fasanmade, a Professor of Medicine at the University of Ibadan and Consultant Physician at the University College Hospital, Ibadan commented on the randomised use of Immunocal treatment-related reactions.

    He said:  “I am delighted that Immunocal is a proven standard of care for body cells repairs and provides a significant improvement in survival for patients with diseases.

    “A partner product such as Immunocal is very effective in treating resistant malaria if administered with ACT drugs.

    “With a full course of Immunocal taken for 90 days, patients are disease-free for several years.

    “We give immunocal to patients who have diabetes, hypertension, and some other diseases that may want to reduce the immunity of the patient.

    ’’ According to him, adding Immunocal to the primary medication of such patients makes them more equipped to compact the effect of that disease and heal faster.

    Fasanmade advised patients to have a complete dosage of imunnocal for 90 days.

    NAN reports that the product is available in Nigeria localities, the U.

    S., Spain, England, Mexico, and some other countries.

    www.

    ng
    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   Kwara govt to conduct rotavirus immunisation Official The Kwara Government says it will soon commence rotavirus immunisation for infants and young children in the state Dr Nusirat Elelu Executive Secretary Primary Health Care Development Agency PHCDA said this in an interview with newsmen in Ilorin on Wednesday Elelu said that necessary arrangements had been completed by the state government to commence the exercise The agency had already deployed about 200 health workers across board to provide first aid services We will also identify poor performing wards in the state Wards in Baruten Kiama and Ifelodun among others were identified and the vaccine will be administered she said Elelu said that the agency had intensified immunisation campaigns on a series of diseases across the state She added that health workers had been trained to provide support services on nutritional services According to her over 1000 pregnant women had so far benefitted from the nutritional services for their optimal health and their unborn babies Elelu further said that the state had keyed into the World Bank support programme of Accelerating Nutrition Results in Nigeria ANRiN project She added that the state was also successful in the administration of iron folic acid and ACT for malaria prevention among pregnant women Also speaking Dr Michael Oguntoye the Director Primary Healthcare Development Agency said that the rotavirus spreads easily among infants and young children The virus can cause severe watery diarrhea vomiting fever and abdominal pain Children who get rotavirus disease can become dehydrated and may need to be hospitalised Good hygiene like hand washing and cleanliness are important but are not enough to control the spread of the disease Rotavirus vaccine is the best way to protect children against rotavirus disease he said www nannews ng The News Agency of Nigeria reports that rotavirus is a very contagious virus that causes diarrhea Before the development of a vaccine most children had been infected with the virus at least once by age 5 Although rotavirus infections are unpleasant they can usually be treated at home with extra fluids to prevent dehydration NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kwara govt. to conduct rotavirus immunisation–Official
      Kwara govt to conduct rotavirus immunisation Official The Kwara Government says it will soon commence rotavirus immunisation for infants and young children in the state Dr Nusirat Elelu Executive Secretary Primary Health Care Development Agency PHCDA said this in an interview with newsmen in Ilorin on Wednesday Elelu said that necessary arrangements had been completed by the state government to commence the exercise The agency had already deployed about 200 health workers across board to provide first aid services We will also identify poor performing wards in the state Wards in Baruten Kiama and Ifelodun among others were identified and the vaccine will be administered she said Elelu said that the agency had intensified immunisation campaigns on a series of diseases across the state She added that health workers had been trained to provide support services on nutritional services According to her over 1000 pregnant women had so far benefitted from the nutritional services for their optimal health and their unborn babies Elelu further said that the state had keyed into the World Bank support programme of Accelerating Nutrition Results in Nigeria ANRiN project She added that the state was also successful in the administration of iron folic acid and ACT for malaria prevention among pregnant women Also speaking Dr Michael Oguntoye the Director Primary Healthcare Development Agency said that the rotavirus spreads easily among infants and young children The virus can cause severe watery diarrhea vomiting fever and abdominal pain Children who get rotavirus disease can become dehydrated and may need to be hospitalised Good hygiene like hand washing and cleanliness are important but are not enough to control the spread of the disease Rotavirus vaccine is the best way to protect children against rotavirus disease he said www nannews ng The News Agency of Nigeria reports that rotavirus is a very contagious virus that causes diarrhea Before the development of a vaccine most children had been infected with the virus at least once by age 5 Although rotavirus infections are unpleasant they can usually be treated at home with extra fluids to prevent dehydration NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kwara govt. to conduct rotavirus immunisation–Official
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    Kwara govt. to conduct rotavirus immunisation–Official

    Kwara govt.

    to conduct rotavirus immunisation–Official The Kwara Government says it will soon commence rotavirus immunisation for infants and young children in the state.

    Dr Nusirat Elelu, Executive Secretary, Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA), said this in an interview with newsmen in Ilorin on Wednesday.

    Elelu said that necessary arrangements had been completed by the state government to commence the exercise.

    “The agency had already deployed about 200 health workers across board to provide first aid services.

    ”We will also identify poor performing wards in the state.

    “Wards in Baruten, Kiama and Ifelodun, among others, were identified and the vaccine will be administered,” she said.

    Elelu said that the agency had intensified immunisation campaigns on a series of diseases across the state.

    She added that health workers had been trained to provide support services on nutritional services.

    According to her, over 1000 pregnant women had so far benefitted from the nutritional services for their optimal health and their unborn babies.

    Elelu further said that the state had keyed into the World Bank support programme of Accelerating Nutrition Results in Nigeria (ANRiN) project.

    She added that the state was also successful in the administration of iron, folic acid and ACT for malaria prevention among pregnant women.

    Also speaking, Dr Michael Oguntoye, the Director, Primary Healthcare Development Agency said that the rotavirus spreads easily among infants and young children.

    “The virus can cause severe watery diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and abdominal pain.

    ”Children who get rotavirus disease can become dehydrated and may need to be hospitalised.

    “Good hygiene like hand washing and cleanliness are important, but are not enough to control the spread of the disease.

    “Rotavirus vaccine is the best way to protect children against rotavirus disease,” he said.

    (www.

    nannews.

    ng) The News Agency of Nigeria reports that rotavirus is a very contagious virus that causes diarrhea.

    Before the development of a vaccine, most children had been infected with the virus at least once by age 5. Although rotavirus infections are unpleasant, they can usually be treated at home with extra fluids to prevent dehydration.


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  •  The Minister of Power Mr Abubakar Aliyu says the ministry will ensure that the changes in corporate governance do not impact on the service and stability of the Distribution Companies DisCos Mal Isa Sanusi Special Adviser on Media to the Minister of Power made this known in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday Sanusi said that the minister had reassured electricity consumers that the recent changes in the governance of the DisCos would not adversely impact on the ongoing reform initiatives including the National Mass Metering Programme He said that the minister had been briefed by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission NERC and Bureau of Public Enterprise BPE on the recent events relating to corporate governance in Kano Benin Kaduna lbadan and Port Harcourt DisCos Sanusi said that the event had necessitated a change in the respective Board of Directors and Management of the DisCos According to him the changes announced was as a result of the receivership of the core investors in Kano Benin Kaduna and lbadan DisCos Whereas the actions in Port Harcourt DisCo are sought to provide much needed liquidity and prevent the insolvency and risk of collapse of the utility in implementing the changes Sanusi affirmed that while the Government continue to hold a 40 per cent equity stake in all the DisCos The utilities are still private sector led going concerns falling under the provisions of the COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT CAMA and subject to regulation by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission NERC The ministry had received a confirmation from the Bureau of Public Enterprise BPE and the Central Bank of Nigeria that in exercising the rights of lenders to the core investors The financial institutions do not retain the ownership of the shares and management of the DisCos in perpetuity It is therefore expected that clear timelines for exit of the banks would be prescribed by the regulators as and when appropriate he said The News Agency of Nigeria NAN recalls that Fidelity Bank said it planned to take over the boards of Kano Benin and Kaduna Distribution Companies DISCOs and to collateralize their shares The Director General of BPE Alex Okoh and the Executive Chairman Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission NERC Sanusi Garba said this in a joint statement on Wednesday in Abuja Today we were informed by Fidelity Bank that they have activated the call on the collateralised shares of Kano Benin and Kaduna Fidelity and AFREXIM DISCOs They have also initiated action to take over the Boards of these DISCOs and exercise the rights on the shares www nanews ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    We’ll ensure changes in DisCos don’t disrupt service  – FG
     The Minister of Power Mr Abubakar Aliyu says the ministry will ensure that the changes in corporate governance do not impact on the service and stability of the Distribution Companies DisCos Mal Isa Sanusi Special Adviser on Media to the Minister of Power made this known in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday Sanusi said that the minister had reassured electricity consumers that the recent changes in the governance of the DisCos would not adversely impact on the ongoing reform initiatives including the National Mass Metering Programme He said that the minister had been briefed by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission NERC and Bureau of Public Enterprise BPE on the recent events relating to corporate governance in Kano Benin Kaduna lbadan and Port Harcourt DisCos Sanusi said that the event had necessitated a change in the respective Board of Directors and Management of the DisCos According to him the changes announced was as a result of the receivership of the core investors in Kano Benin Kaduna and lbadan DisCos Whereas the actions in Port Harcourt DisCo are sought to provide much needed liquidity and prevent the insolvency and risk of collapse of the utility in implementing the changes Sanusi affirmed that while the Government continue to hold a 40 per cent equity stake in all the DisCos The utilities are still private sector led going concerns falling under the provisions of the COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT CAMA and subject to regulation by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission NERC The ministry had received a confirmation from the Bureau of Public Enterprise BPE and the Central Bank of Nigeria that in exercising the rights of lenders to the core investors The financial institutions do not retain the ownership of the shares and management of the DisCos in perpetuity It is therefore expected that clear timelines for exit of the banks would be prescribed by the regulators as and when appropriate he said The News Agency of Nigeria NAN recalls that Fidelity Bank said it planned to take over the boards of Kano Benin and Kaduna Distribution Companies DISCOs and to collateralize their shares The Director General of BPE Alex Okoh and the Executive Chairman Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission NERC Sanusi Garba said this in a joint statement on Wednesday in Abuja Today we were informed by Fidelity Bank that they have activated the call on the collateralised shares of Kano Benin and Kaduna Fidelity and AFREXIM DISCOs They have also initiated action to take over the Boards of these DISCOs and exercise the rights on the shares www nanews ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    We’ll ensure changes in DisCos don’t disrupt service  – FG
    Economy3 months ago

    We’ll ensure changes in DisCos don’t disrupt service  – FG

    The Minister of Power, Mr Abubakar Aliyu says the ministry will ensure that the changes in corporate governance  do not impact on the service and stability of the  Distribution Companies (DisCos).Mal Isa’ Sanusi, Special Adviser  on Media to the Minister of Power,  made this known in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday.Sanusi said that the minister had reassured electricity consumers that the recent changes in the governance of the DisCos would not adversely impact on the ongoing reform initiatives including the National Mass Metering Programme.He  said that the minister had been briefed by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and Bureau of Public Enterprise(BPE) on the recent events relating to corporate governance in Kano, Benin, Kaduna, lbadan and Port Harcourt   DisCos.Sanusi said that the event had necessitated a change in the respective Board of Directors and Management of the DisCos. According to him, the changes announced was as a result of the receivership of the core investors in Kano, Benin, Kaduna and lbadan DisCos.”Whereas the actions in Port Harcourt DisCo are sought to provide much needed liquidity and prevent the insolvency and risk of collapse of the utility in implementing the changes.Sanusi affirmed  that while the  Government continue to hold a 40 per cent equity stake in all the DisCos.“ The utilities are still private sector led “going concerns” falling under theprovisions of the COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT (CAMA) and subject to regulation by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).” The ministry had received a confirmation from the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE) and the Central Bank of Nigeria that in exercising the rights of lenders to the core investors.”The financial institutions do not retain the ownership of the shares and management of the DisCos in perpetuity.‘It is therefore expected that clear timelines for exit of the banks would be prescribed by the regulators as and when appropriate,” he said.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN} recalls that Fidelity Bank said it planned to take over the boards of Kano, Benin and Kaduna Distribution Companies (DISCOs) and to collateralize their shares.

    The Director-General of  BPE, Alex Okoh, and the Executive Chairman, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Sanusi Garba said this in a joint statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

    “Today, we were informed by Fidelity Bank that they have activated the call on the collateralised shares of Kano, Benin and Kaduna (Fidelity and AFREXIM) DISCOs.

    “They have also initiated action to take over the Boards of these DISCOs and exercise the rights on the shares.(www.nanews,ng)

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  •   President Cyril Ramaphosa has successfully concluded a visit to the Federal Republic of Germany where he attended the G7 Leaders Summit at the invitation of the German Chancellor H E Mr Olaf Scholz Together with the leaders of the G7 countries the invited Heads of State and Government of Argentina India Indonesia as well as the President of the African Union the President of the European Union and leaders of other International Organizations President Ramaphosa participated in work sessions where Climate Energy Health Global Food Security and Gender Equality were also discussed In these discussions President Ramaphosa highlighted concerns about the lack of fairness and transparency in the availability of vaccines for African countries which has been heavily exposed by the COVID 19 pandemic He urged the international community to work together towards a new international treaty for pandemic preparedness and response In this regard President Ramaphosa noted that among other issues there is a need to close the ACT Accelerator s funding gap which currently stands at more than 16 billion by 2022 On energy President Ramaphosa warned against the adverse ramifications of the proposed revision of the European Union s Renewable Energy Directive which is aimed at accelerating investments in green hydrogen The president highlighted that the proposed regulations have the potential to limit the ability of companies to supply sustainable energy solutions to key export industries and impact their global competitiveness As we seek a just transition developing economies need development space to address high levels of inequality unemployment underdevelopment and the economic impact of the COVID 19 pandemic Abrupt divestment from fossil fuels by international financiers poses a huge risk to Africa due to the impact on jobs stranded assets national economies energy and food security said President Ramaphosa President Ramaphosa urged that all climate related actions be expressed in the context of both the right to development and a just transition He stressed the need for a just transition that is well resourced to enable the transition to a planned staged low carbon economy A transition that catalyzes new economic opportunities while protecting affected workers and communities the President said More importantly the President expressed that South Africa is pleased with the progress that has been made in advancing long term collaboration under the groundbreaking Just Energy Transition Partnership The President also indicated that South Africa looks forward to a successful COP27 that will deliver much more significant results with respect to the means of supporting implementation adaptation and addressing loss and damage caused by climate change President Ramaphosa discussed issues of food security fuel supply and increasing local production of items currently in short supply due to the conflict in Ukraine He expressed the need to improve the resilience of agricultural and food production systems through adaptation the reduction of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and the safeguarding of national food security He then made a special proposal that developing countries on the African continent working together with G7 countries should be self sufficient in fertilizer production to ensure food security President Ramaphosa reiterated South Africa s commitment to work with the international community including the G7 countries in the collective quest to end world hunger We also remain committed to forging the necessary partnerships with business academia the scientific community and our development partners to build agricultural resilience and increase production thereby lifting millions of people out of extreme poverty This includes urgent consideration and support for the proposal to enable the African continent to become self sufficient in fertilizer production to improve food security said President Ramaphosa In addition the President shared South Africa s commitments and interventions on advancing gender equality mentioning the public employment program in which 62 per cent of the participants are women In addition to promoting women s financial inclusion through a national policy requiring 40 percent of all public procurement to go to women owned businesses and South Africa s successful chairmanship of the 66th session of the Commission on the Legal and Social Status of Women On the sidelines of the Summit the President met with various Heads of State and Government including the Prime Minister of Japan and the German Chancellor He also met with the Prime Minister of India HE Narendra Modi The leaders discussed the cooperation between the two countries in the fight against the Covid 19 pandemic that resulted in the acceptance of the TRIPS Waiver by the World Trade Organization They also discussed improving trade relations and engaging in multilateralism and BRICS cooperation President Ramaphosa also met with UK Prime Minister HE Boris Johnson The leaders discussed their commitment to a speedy resolution of the Russia Ukraine conflict and further improvement of bilateral trade relations They also discussed opportunities in Green Hydrogen and Fuel Cells In addition he held talks with the chairman of the African Union President Macky Sall of Senegal who shared a report from his recent trip to Russia
    President Ramaphosa discusses Climate, Energy and Health at G7 Leaders’ Summit
      President Cyril Ramaphosa has successfully concluded a visit to the Federal Republic of Germany where he attended the G7 Leaders Summit at the invitation of the German Chancellor H E Mr Olaf Scholz Together with the leaders of the G7 countries the invited Heads of State and Government of Argentina India Indonesia as well as the President of the African Union the President of the European Union and leaders of other International Organizations President Ramaphosa participated in work sessions where Climate Energy Health Global Food Security and Gender Equality were also discussed In these discussions President Ramaphosa highlighted concerns about the lack of fairness and transparency in the availability of vaccines for African countries which has been heavily exposed by the COVID 19 pandemic He urged the international community to work together towards a new international treaty for pandemic preparedness and response In this regard President Ramaphosa noted that among other issues there is a need to close the ACT Accelerator s funding gap which currently stands at more than 16 billion by 2022 On energy President Ramaphosa warned against the adverse ramifications of the proposed revision of the European Union s Renewable Energy Directive which is aimed at accelerating investments in green hydrogen The president highlighted that the proposed regulations have the potential to limit the ability of companies to supply sustainable energy solutions to key export industries and impact their global competitiveness As we seek a just transition developing economies need development space to address high levels of inequality unemployment underdevelopment and the economic impact of the COVID 19 pandemic Abrupt divestment from fossil fuels by international financiers poses a huge risk to Africa due to the impact on jobs stranded assets national economies energy and food security said President Ramaphosa President Ramaphosa urged that all climate related actions be expressed in the context of both the right to development and a just transition He stressed the need for a just transition that is well resourced to enable the transition to a planned staged low carbon economy A transition that catalyzes new economic opportunities while protecting affected workers and communities the President said More importantly the President expressed that South Africa is pleased with the progress that has been made in advancing long term collaboration under the groundbreaking Just Energy Transition Partnership The President also indicated that South Africa looks forward to a successful COP27 that will deliver much more significant results with respect to the means of supporting implementation adaptation and addressing loss and damage caused by climate change President Ramaphosa discussed issues of food security fuel supply and increasing local production of items currently in short supply due to the conflict in Ukraine He expressed the need to improve the resilience of agricultural and food production systems through adaptation the reduction of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and the safeguarding of national food security He then made a special proposal that developing countries on the African continent working together with G7 countries should be self sufficient in fertilizer production to ensure food security President Ramaphosa reiterated South Africa s commitment to work with the international community including the G7 countries in the collective quest to end world hunger We also remain committed to forging the necessary partnerships with business academia the scientific community and our development partners to build agricultural resilience and increase production thereby lifting millions of people out of extreme poverty This includes urgent consideration and support for the proposal to enable the African continent to become self sufficient in fertilizer production to improve food security said President Ramaphosa In addition the President shared South Africa s commitments and interventions on advancing gender equality mentioning the public employment program in which 62 per cent of the participants are women In addition to promoting women s financial inclusion through a national policy requiring 40 percent of all public procurement to go to women owned businesses and South Africa s successful chairmanship of the 66th session of the Commission on the Legal and Social Status of Women On the sidelines of the Summit the President met with various Heads of State and Government including the Prime Minister of Japan and the German Chancellor He also met with the Prime Minister of India HE Narendra Modi The leaders discussed the cooperation between the two countries in the fight against the Covid 19 pandemic that resulted in the acceptance of the TRIPS Waiver by the World Trade Organization They also discussed improving trade relations and engaging in multilateralism and BRICS cooperation President Ramaphosa also met with UK Prime Minister HE Boris Johnson The leaders discussed their commitment to a speedy resolution of the Russia Ukraine conflict and further improvement of bilateral trade relations They also discussed opportunities in Green Hydrogen and Fuel Cells In addition he held talks with the chairman of the African Union President Macky Sall of Senegal who shared a report from his recent trip to Russia
    President Ramaphosa discusses Climate, Energy and Health at G7 Leaders’ Summit
    Africa3 months ago

    President Ramaphosa discusses Climate, Energy and Health at G7 Leaders’ Summit

    President Cyril Ramaphosa has successfully concluded a visit to the Federal Republic of Germany, where he attended the G7 Leaders' Summit, at the invitation of the German Chancellor, H.E. Mr. Olaf Scholz.

    Together with the leaders of the G7 countries, the invited Heads of State and Government of Argentina, India, Indonesia, as well as the President of the African Union, the President of the European Union and leaders of other International Organizations, President Ramaphosa participated in work sessions where Climate, Energy, Health, Global Food Security and Gender Equality were also discussed.

    In these discussions, President Ramaphosa highlighted concerns about the lack of fairness and transparency in the availability of vaccines for African countries, which has been heavily exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. He urged the international community to work together towards a new international treaty for pandemic preparedness and response.

    In this regard, President Ramaphosa noted that, among other issues, there is a need to close the ACT Accelerator's funding gap, which currently stands at more than $16 billion by 2022.

    On energy, President Ramaphosa warned against the adverse ramifications of the proposed revision of the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive, which is aimed at accelerating investments in green hydrogen.

    The president highlighted that the proposed regulations have the potential to limit the ability of companies to supply sustainable energy solutions to key export industries and impact their global competitiveness.

    "As we seek a just transition, developing economies need development space to address high levels of inequality, unemployment, underdevelopment, and the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic."

    "Abrupt divestment from fossil fuels by international financiers poses a huge risk to Africa due to the impact on jobs, stranded assets, national economies, energy and food security," said President Ramaphosa.

    President Ramaphosa urged that all climate-related actions be expressed in the context of both the right to development and a just transition. He stressed the need for a just transition that is well-resourced to enable the transition to a planned, staged low-carbon economy. “A transition that catalyzes new economic opportunities, while protecting affected workers and communities,” the President said.

    More importantly, the President expressed that South Africa is pleased with the progress that has been made in advancing long-term collaboration under the groundbreaking Just Energy Transition Partnership.

    The President also indicated that South Africa looks forward to a successful COP27 that will deliver much more significant results with respect to the means of supporting implementation, adaptation and addressing loss and damage caused by climate change.

    President Ramaphosa discussed issues of food security, fuel supply and increasing local production of items currently in short supply due to the conflict in Ukraine.

    He expressed the need to improve the resilience of agricultural and food production systems through adaptation, the reduction of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and the safeguarding of national food security.

    He then made a special proposal that developing countries on the African continent, working together with G7 countries, should be self-sufficient in fertilizer production to ensure food security.

    President Ramaphosa reiterated South Africa's commitment to work with the international community, including the G7 countries, in the collective quest to end world hunger.

    “We also remain committed to forging the necessary partnerships with business, academia, the scientific community and our development partners to build agricultural resilience and increase production, thereby lifting millions of people out of extreme poverty. This includes urgent consideration and support for the proposal to enable the African continent to become self-sufficient in fertilizer production to improve food security,” said President Ramaphosa.

    In addition, the President shared South Africa's commitments and interventions on advancing gender equality, mentioning the public employment program in which 62 per cent of the participants are women. In addition to promoting women's financial inclusion through a national policy requiring 40 percent of all public procurement to go to women-owned businesses and South Africa's successful chairmanship of the 66th session of the Commission on the Legal and Social Status of Women.

    On the sidelines of the Summit, the President met with various Heads of State and Government, including the Prime Minister of Japan and the German Chancellor.

    He also met with the Prime Minister of India, HE Narendra Modi. The leaders discussed the cooperation between the two countries in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic that resulted in the acceptance of the TRIPS Waiver by the World Trade Organization. They also discussed improving trade relations and engaging in multilateralism and BRICS cooperation.

    President Ramaphosa also met with UK Prime Minister HE Boris Johnson.

    The leaders discussed their commitment to a speedy resolution of the Russia-Ukraine conflict and further improvement of bilateral trade relations. They also discussed opportunities in Green Hydrogen and Fuel Cells.

    In addition, he held talks with the chairman of the African Union, President Macky Sall of Senegal, who shared a report from his recent trip to Russia.

  •  The Association for Public Policy Analysis APPA a Civil Society Organisation has called for the protection and education of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises MSMEs on their rights to electricity supply to promote business Mr Princewill Okorie the National Coordinator of APPA made the call in Abuja at the Federal Capital Territory FCT version of National Micro Small and Medium Enterprises MSME Electricity Consumers Protection Advocacy Programme The programme has the theme Developing and Promoting Micro Small and Medium Enterprises operating in the Federal Capital Territory through exposition on Consumer Protection Component of Electric Power Sector Reform Act 2005 Okorie who is also the National Coordinator of MSME Electricity Consumer Protection said that there was need to expose MSMEs to the consumer protection component of Electric Power Sector Reform ACT 2005 He said that this would prevent unfair business practices which Distribution Companies DisCos perpetrate against consumers in the country He said that the programme which was in line with the vision and mission of Abuja Enterprises Agency and the National Policy of MSME would enable the entrepreneurs in FCT to know their right as electricity consumers He listed the rights to include billing metering fault repairs connection disconnection complaints handling and resolutions According to him knowledge of these rights and acquisition of skills and capacity to ensure their lawful implementation will enable MSMEs to escape resist and seek redress against unfair business practices perpetrated against them by licenced distribution companies The expected result of the advocacy shall include application of the rule of law protection of consumer rights of MSMEs improved enforcement of regulatory policies on electricity protection he said He said this would lead to sanctions against Electricity Distribution Companies DisCos that violate consumers rights of MSMEs He added that the measures would enable MSMEs to save money enjoy healthy customer relationship with DisCos and improve production and service delivery This will improve the economy of FCTA as these MSMEs pay revenue levies and taxes to the Area Councils and FCT administration to enhance availability of products and services for FCT residents he said In his keynote address Mr Oluwale Fasanya the Director General Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria SMEDAN said that it was the agency s responsibility to formulate policies to ensure the ease of doing business Fasanya represented by FCT Director of SEMEDAN Mrs Mary Kolawole said that it was also the responsibility of the agency to ensure Nigeria s MSMEs competitiveness in the global market He said that to ensure that small and business enterprises thrived in the country the agency was working with relevant stakeholders in both the public and private sectors According to him the multiplier effect of high electricity tariff and poor supply on businesses are in no doubt very grievous as this will increase MSMEs production cost and reduce their competitiveness in the global market Increase in capital requirement affects consumer consumption pattern and also encourage sharp practices among the consumers To combat these menace the agency is working closely with the public and private sector to advocate for the establishment of industrial development centres He said it would also advocate for the implementation of the electricity consumer licences performances standard and follow up on MSMEs enlightenment programmes and advocacy Fasanya said that SMEDAN in a bid to establish credible data of MSMEs in the country was now undertaking the MSMEs mass registration project across the country This data base will enhance evidence based planning for wholesome development of the sub sector and all MSMEs are encouraged to register as there are numerous benefits to be derived from the exercise he said On her part Mrs Janet Udo Assistant Director Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission FCCPC said that the commission was ready to support the APPA to educate consumers in that sector to know their rights Udo said that the commission had supported consumers to know their rights and insist on their rights and demand for quality service NewsSourceCredit NAN
    MSMEs protection, education panacea for business growth – CSO
     The Association for Public Policy Analysis APPA a Civil Society Organisation has called for the protection and education of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises MSMEs on their rights to electricity supply to promote business Mr Princewill Okorie the National Coordinator of APPA made the call in Abuja at the Federal Capital Territory FCT version of National Micro Small and Medium Enterprises MSME Electricity Consumers Protection Advocacy Programme The programme has the theme Developing and Promoting Micro Small and Medium Enterprises operating in the Federal Capital Territory through exposition on Consumer Protection Component of Electric Power Sector Reform Act 2005 Okorie who is also the National Coordinator of MSME Electricity Consumer Protection said that there was need to expose MSMEs to the consumer protection component of Electric Power Sector Reform ACT 2005 He said that this would prevent unfair business practices which Distribution Companies DisCos perpetrate against consumers in the country He said that the programme which was in line with the vision and mission of Abuja Enterprises Agency and the National Policy of MSME would enable the entrepreneurs in FCT to know their right as electricity consumers He listed the rights to include billing metering fault repairs connection disconnection complaints handling and resolutions According to him knowledge of these rights and acquisition of skills and capacity to ensure their lawful implementation will enable MSMEs to escape resist and seek redress against unfair business practices perpetrated against them by licenced distribution companies The expected result of the advocacy shall include application of the rule of law protection of consumer rights of MSMEs improved enforcement of regulatory policies on electricity protection he said He said this would lead to sanctions against Electricity Distribution Companies DisCos that violate consumers rights of MSMEs He added that the measures would enable MSMEs to save money enjoy healthy customer relationship with DisCos and improve production and service delivery This will improve the economy of FCTA as these MSMEs pay revenue levies and taxes to the Area Councils and FCT administration to enhance availability of products and services for FCT residents he said In his keynote address Mr Oluwale Fasanya the Director General Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria SMEDAN said that it was the agency s responsibility to formulate policies to ensure the ease of doing business Fasanya represented by FCT Director of SEMEDAN Mrs Mary Kolawole said that it was also the responsibility of the agency to ensure Nigeria s MSMEs competitiveness in the global market He said that to ensure that small and business enterprises thrived in the country the agency was working with relevant stakeholders in both the public and private sectors According to him the multiplier effect of high electricity tariff and poor supply on businesses are in no doubt very grievous as this will increase MSMEs production cost and reduce their competitiveness in the global market Increase in capital requirement affects consumer consumption pattern and also encourage sharp practices among the consumers To combat these menace the agency is working closely with the public and private sector to advocate for the establishment of industrial development centres He said it would also advocate for the implementation of the electricity consumer licences performances standard and follow up on MSMEs enlightenment programmes and advocacy Fasanya said that SMEDAN in a bid to establish credible data of MSMEs in the country was now undertaking the MSMEs mass registration project across the country This data base will enhance evidence based planning for wholesome development of the sub sector and all MSMEs are encouraged to register as there are numerous benefits to be derived from the exercise he said On her part Mrs Janet Udo Assistant Director Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission FCCPC said that the commission was ready to support the APPA to educate consumers in that sector to know their rights Udo said that the commission had supported consumers to know their rights and insist on their rights and demand for quality service NewsSourceCredit NAN
    MSMEs protection, education panacea for business growth – CSO
    Economy3 months ago

    MSMEs protection, education panacea for business growth – CSO

    The Association for Public Policy Analysis (APPA), a Civil Society Organisation, has called for the protection and education of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) on their rights to electricity supply to promote business.
    Mr Princewill Okorie, the National Coordinator of APPA, made the call in Abuja at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) version of National Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Electricity Consumers Protection Advocacy Programme.
    The programme has the theme: “Developing and Promoting Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises operating in the Federal Capital Territory through exposition on Consumer Protection Component of Electric Power Sector Reform Act 2005’’.
    Okorie, who is also the National Coordinator of MSME Electricity Consumer Protection, said that there was need to expose MSMEs to the consumer protection component of Electric Power Sector Reform ACT 2005.
    He said that this would prevent unfair business practices which Distribution Companies (DisCos) perpetrate against consumers in the country.
    He said that the programme which was in line with the vision and mission of Abuja Enterprises Agency and the National Policy of MSME would enable the entrepreneurs in FCT to know their right as electricity consumers.
    He listed the rights to include billing, metering, fault repairs, connection, disconnection, complaints handling and resolutions.
    According to him, knowledge of these rights and acquisition of skills and capacity to ensure their lawful implementation will enable MSMEs to escape, resist and seek redress against unfair business practices perpetrated against them by licenced distribution companies.
    “The expected result of the advocacy shall include: application of the rule of law, protection of consumer rights of MSMEs, improved enforcement of regulatory policies on electricity protection,’’ he said.
    He said this would lead to sanctions against Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) that violate consumers’ rights of MSMEs.
    He added that the measures would enable MSMEs to save money, enjoy healthy customer relationship with DisCos and improve production and service delivery.
    “This will improve the economy of FCTA as these MSMEs pay revenue, levies and taxes to the Area Councils and FCT administration to enhance availability of products and services for FCT residents,’’ he said.
    In his keynote address, Mr Oluwale Fasanya, the Director-General, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), said that it was the agency’s responsibility to formulate policies to ensure the ease of doing business.
    Fasanya, represented by FCT Director of SEMEDAN, Mrs Mary Kolawole, said that it was also the responsibility of the agency to ensure Nigeria’s MSMEs competitiveness in the global market.
    He said that to ensure that small and business enterprises thrived in the country the agency was working with relevant stakeholders in both the public and private sectors.
    According to him, the multiplier effect of high electricity tariff and poor supply on businesses are in no doubt very grievous as this will increase MSMEs production cost and reduce their competitiveness in the global market.
    “Increase in capital requirement affects consumer consumption pattern and also encourage sharp practices among the consumers
    “To combat these menace, the agency is working closely with the public and private sector to advocate for the establishment of industrial development centres.’’
    He said it would also advocate for the implementation of the electricity consumer licences performances standard and follow up on MSMEs enlightenment programmes and advocacy.
    Fasanya said that SMEDAN in a bid to establish credible data of MSMEs in the country was now undertaking the MSMEs mass registration project across the country.
    “This data base will enhance evidence-based planning for wholesome development of the sub sector and all MSMEs are encouraged to register as there are numerous benefits to be derived from the exercise,” he said.
    On her part, Mrs Janet Udo, Assistant Director, Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), said that the commission was ready to support the APPA to educate consumers in that sector to know their rights.
    Udo said that the commission had supported consumers to know their rights and insist on their rights and demand for quality service.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The International Society of Media in Public Health ISMPH has said that rural women form the backbone of rural societies following the vital role they play as farmers farm workers entrepreneurs caregivers and community leaders The Executive Director of ISMPH Mrs Moji Makanjuola said this on Tuesday at a three day skills acquisition programme in Barangoni Yiku Village in Bwari Area Council FCT The News Agency of Nigeria reports that European Union Agent for Citizen driven Transformation EU ACT sponsored the ISMPH to train 30 vulnerable women against malnutrition in FCT Abuja communities According to United Nations Children s Fund UNICEF data an estimated 2 million children in Nigeria are suffering from severe acute malnutrition The data also revealed that only about 2 per cent of the children have access to treatment Nutrition experts have also identified micronutrient powders as useful supplements to fortify foods where micronutrients are insufficient to promote optimal growth in children or pregnant women Makanjuola who was represented by the Programme Director of ISMPH Mr Solomon Dogo said that women make crucial contributions to food production food processing and marketing in any society Indeed because women produce process and prepare much of the food available they are critical to the food security of their families and their communities she explained She said that rural women s skills and energy permeate all parts of the food system and are key to fostering sustainable agriculture diversification promoting bio fortification reducing food loss and waste and supporting food processing for improved nutrition as well as food safety in any society The Executive Director said that the skills acquisition programme is empowering 30 vulnerable women whose children are malnourished with life saving skills as this would help equip them to fend for their children and themselves She stressed that the project is sponsored by European Union ACT EU ACT to give succour to vulnerable women through life saving skills The project is to see how we can curb malnutrition in FCT by training and empowering women on how to produce organic fertilizers and other products so that they can have a means of livelihood This is because we have noticed that one of the problems causing malnutrition is poverty Most of them do not have the means to solve or to take care of their children s nutritional needs So we decided that we were going to train the poorest of the poorest women whose children are malnourished so that they can have life saving skills This is the first phase of training for 30 vulnerable women You know after this we hope that the women through the community leaders will continue to train and retrain others on these particular skills And then subsequently we hope that we ll have more women through the community because we want to have the community on this particular initiative as it is owned by the community The village head and the chairman of the area council are also involved We have met with all of them and all of them are providing support to ensure their sustainability for this project We are going to provide them with a machine that will be used to produce these organic fertilizers After training they will use the machine to practice as they ve been trained The machine will be left with them and that is what they will be using to produce these items Arrangements are also on to provide buyers of the products immediately they produce So it depends on the women and the number of products they ve done We have people that will continue to buy these products from them And then like I said we ll also want you to know that we will also avail them the opportunity to market these products on radio and TV stations so that people will know that such things are available and can go directly to buy from the women she said One of the beneficiaries Mrs Vera Manase who is the Deputy Women Leader of Barangoni said the training would help the women in no small measure to alleviate their poverty Manase said they are predominantly farmers but their lands were no longer fertile but with this training on organic fertilizer we will use new skills to boost our farm produce We hope to have a bumper harvest next year Another beneficiary Mrs Joy Yeni said she could not breastfeed due to a complication in her breast and added that her child was malnourished due to a lack of alternatives to breast milk Yeni however expressed optimism that at the end of the training the solution would come to alleviate her suffering and would be able to feed her child properly NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Rural women: Driving force against malnutrition in FCT, says ISMPH
     The International Society of Media in Public Health ISMPH has said that rural women form the backbone of rural societies following the vital role they play as farmers farm workers entrepreneurs caregivers and community leaders The Executive Director of ISMPH Mrs Moji Makanjuola said this on Tuesday at a three day skills acquisition programme in Barangoni Yiku Village in Bwari Area Council FCT The News Agency of Nigeria reports that European Union Agent for Citizen driven Transformation EU ACT sponsored the ISMPH to train 30 vulnerable women against malnutrition in FCT Abuja communities According to United Nations Children s Fund UNICEF data an estimated 2 million children in Nigeria are suffering from severe acute malnutrition The data also revealed that only about 2 per cent of the children have access to treatment Nutrition experts have also identified micronutrient powders as useful supplements to fortify foods where micronutrients are insufficient to promote optimal growth in children or pregnant women Makanjuola who was represented by the Programme Director of ISMPH Mr Solomon Dogo said that women make crucial contributions to food production food processing and marketing in any society Indeed because women produce process and prepare much of the food available they are critical to the food security of their families and their communities she explained She said that rural women s skills and energy permeate all parts of the food system and are key to fostering sustainable agriculture diversification promoting bio fortification reducing food loss and waste and supporting food processing for improved nutrition as well as food safety in any society The Executive Director said that the skills acquisition programme is empowering 30 vulnerable women whose children are malnourished with life saving skills as this would help equip them to fend for their children and themselves She stressed that the project is sponsored by European Union ACT EU ACT to give succour to vulnerable women through life saving skills The project is to see how we can curb malnutrition in FCT by training and empowering women on how to produce organic fertilizers and other products so that they can have a means of livelihood This is because we have noticed that one of the problems causing malnutrition is poverty Most of them do not have the means to solve or to take care of their children s nutritional needs So we decided that we were going to train the poorest of the poorest women whose children are malnourished so that they can have life saving skills This is the first phase of training for 30 vulnerable women You know after this we hope that the women through the community leaders will continue to train and retrain others on these particular skills And then subsequently we hope that we ll have more women through the community because we want to have the community on this particular initiative as it is owned by the community The village head and the chairman of the area council are also involved We have met with all of them and all of them are providing support to ensure their sustainability for this project We are going to provide them with a machine that will be used to produce these organic fertilizers After training they will use the machine to practice as they ve been trained The machine will be left with them and that is what they will be using to produce these items Arrangements are also on to provide buyers of the products immediately they produce So it depends on the women and the number of products they ve done We have people that will continue to buy these products from them And then like I said we ll also want you to know that we will also avail them the opportunity to market these products on radio and TV stations so that people will know that such things are available and can go directly to buy from the women she said One of the beneficiaries Mrs Vera Manase who is the Deputy Women Leader of Barangoni said the training would help the women in no small measure to alleviate their poverty Manase said they are predominantly farmers but their lands were no longer fertile but with this training on organic fertilizer we will use new skills to boost our farm produce We hope to have a bumper harvest next year Another beneficiary Mrs Joy Yeni said she could not breastfeed due to a complication in her breast and added that her child was malnourished due to a lack of alternatives to breast milk Yeni however expressed optimism that at the end of the training the solution would come to alleviate her suffering and would be able to feed her child properly NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Rural women: Driving force against malnutrition in FCT, says ISMPH
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    Rural women: Driving force against malnutrition in FCT, says ISMPH

    The International Society of Media in Public Health (ISMPH), has said that rural women form the backbone of rural societies following the vital role they play as farmers, farm workers, entrepreneurs, caregivers and community leaders.

    The Executive Director of ISMPH, Mrs Moji Makanjuola, said this on Tuesday, at a three-day skills acquisition programme in Barangoni -Yiku Village in Bwari Area Council, FCT.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that European Union Agent for Citizen-driven Transformation (EU-ACT) sponsored the ISMPH to train 30 vulnerable women against malnutrition in FCT, Abuja communities.

    According to United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) data, an estimated 2 million children in Nigeria are suffering from severe acute malnutrition.

    The data also revealed that only about 2 per cent of the children have access to treatment.

    Nutrition experts have also identified micronutrient powders as useful supplements to fortify foods where micronutrients are insufficient to promote optimal growth in children or pregnant women.

    Makanjuola, who was represented by the Programme Director of ISMPH, Mr Solomon Dogo, said that women make crucial contributions to food production, food processing and marketing in any society.

    “Indeed, because women produce, process and prepare much of the food available, they are critical to the food security of their families and their communities,” she explained.

    She said that rural women’s skills and energy permeate all parts of the food system, and are key to fostering sustainable agriculture diversification, promoting bio-fortification, reducing food loss and waste, and supporting food processing for improved nutrition as well as food safety in any society.

    The Executive Director said that the skills acquisition programme is empowering 30 vulnerable women whose children are malnourished with life-saving skills as this would help equip them to fend for their children and themselves.

    She stressed that the project is sponsored by European Union ACT (EU-ACT) to give succour to vulnerable women through life-saving skills.

    “The project is to see how we can curb malnutrition in FCT by training and empowering women on how to produce organic fertilizers and other products so that they can have a means of livelihood. This is because we have noticed that one of the problems causing malnutrition is poverty.

    “Most of them do not have the means to solve or to take care of their children’s nutritional needs. So, we decided that we were going to train the poorest of the poorest women whose children are malnourished, so that they can have life-saving skills.

    “This is the first phase of training for 30 vulnerable women. You know, after this, we hope that the women through the community leaders will continue to train and retrain others on these particular skills.

    “And then subsequently, we hope that we’ll have more women through the community because we want to have the community on this particular initiative, as it is owned by the community.

    “The village head and the chairman of the area council are also involved. We have met with all of them and all of them are providing support to ensure their sustainability for this project.

    “We are going to provide them with a machine that will be used to produce these organic fertilizers. After training they will use the machine to practice as they’ve been trained. The machine will be left with them and that is what they will be using to produce these items.

    “Arrangements are also on to provide buyers of the products immediately they produce. So it depends on the women and the number of products they’ve done.

    “We have people that will continue to buy these products from them. And then like I said, we’ll also want you to know that we will also avail them the opportunity to market these products on radio and TV stations so that people will know that such things are available and can go directly to buy from the women,” she said.

    One of the beneficiaries, Mrs Vera Manase, who is the Deputy Women Leader of Barangoni, said the training would help the women in no small measure to alleviate their poverty.

    Manase said they are predominantly farmers, but their lands were no longer fertile “but with this training on organic fertilizer, we will use new skills to boost our farm produce. We hope to have a bumper harvest next year.”

    Another beneficiary, Mrs Joy Yeni, said she could not breastfeed due to a complication in her breast and added that her child was malnourished due to a lack of alternatives to breast milk.

    Yeni, however, expressed optimism that at the end of the training, the solution would come to alleviate her suffering and would be able to feed her child properly. .

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  An Iyaganku Magistrates Court in Ibadan on Monday ordered the remand of one Rildwan Lawal 30 who is facing a charge of armed robbery at the Federal Correctional Centre Ibadan The defendant whose residential address was not provided is standing trial on two counts of alleged conspiracy and armed robbery The Magistrate Mrs Abimbola Amole Ajimoti who did not take the defendant s plea for lack of jurisdiction ordered his remand at the correctional facility Amole Ajimoti directed the police prosecutor to send the duplicate case file to the Director of Public Prosecutions DPP for legal advice She adjourned the case until Aug 26 for mention Earlier the Prosecutor Mr Philip Amusan had told the court that the defendant committed the offences sometimes in May at Ologuneru area Ibadan He alleged that the defendant with others now at large robbed the complainant one Oladapo Oyedayo of his Infinix 11 play phone worth N92 000 Infinix hot 101 phone valued at N75 000 and Tecno phone worth N75 000 Amusan told the court the defendant also allegedly robbed the complainant of a gold hand chain worth N132 000 gold earring worth N97 000 and N195 200 cash He said the offences contravened Sections 6b and 1 a of the Robbery and Firearms Special Provisions ACT 2004 NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Court remands 30-year-old man over alleged armed robbery
     An Iyaganku Magistrates Court in Ibadan on Monday ordered the remand of one Rildwan Lawal 30 who is facing a charge of armed robbery at the Federal Correctional Centre Ibadan The defendant whose residential address was not provided is standing trial on two counts of alleged conspiracy and armed robbery The Magistrate Mrs Abimbola Amole Ajimoti who did not take the defendant s plea for lack of jurisdiction ordered his remand at the correctional facility Amole Ajimoti directed the police prosecutor to send the duplicate case file to the Director of Public Prosecutions DPP for legal advice She adjourned the case until Aug 26 for mention Earlier the Prosecutor Mr Philip Amusan had told the court that the defendant committed the offences sometimes in May at Ologuneru area Ibadan He alleged that the defendant with others now at large robbed the complainant one Oladapo Oyedayo of his Infinix 11 play phone worth N92 000 Infinix hot 101 phone valued at N75 000 and Tecno phone worth N75 000 Amusan told the court the defendant also allegedly robbed the complainant of a gold hand chain worth N132 000 gold earring worth N97 000 and N195 200 cash He said the offences contravened Sections 6b and 1 a of the Robbery and Firearms Special Provisions ACT 2004 NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Court remands 30-year-old man over alleged armed robbery
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    Court remands 30-year-old man over alleged armed robbery

    An Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan on Monday, ordered the remand of one Rildwan Lawal, 30, who is facing a charge of armed robbery, at the Federal Correctional Centre, Ibadan.

    The defendant, whose residential address was not provided, is standing trial on two-counts of alleged conspiracy and armed robbery.

    The Magistrate, Mrs Abimbola Amole-Ajimoti, who did not take the defendant’s plea for lack of jurisdiction, ordered his remand at the correctional facility.

    Amole-Ajimoti directed the police prosecutor to send the duplicate case file to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.

    She adjourned the case until Aug. 26 for mention.

    Earlier, the Prosecutor, Mr Philip Amusan, had told the court that the defendant committed the offences sometimes in May, at Ologuneru area, Ibadan.

    He alleged that the defendant with others now at large robbed the complainant, one Oladapo Oyedayo, of his Infinix 11 play phone worth N92, 000, Infinix hot 101 phone, valued at N75, 000 and Tecno phone worth N75, 000.

    Amusan  told the court the defendant also allegedly robbed the complainant of a gold hand chain worth N132, 000, gold earring worth N97, 000 and N195, 200 cash.

    He said the offences contravened Sections 6b and 1(a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) ACT, 2004.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   Pan African communications financial and strategic advisory firm ACT Afrique Group https ACT Afrique com announces the appointment of Mr Papa Oumar Syr Diagne as Director Head of Financial Advisory by decision of April 15 2022 Born in Dakar Papa is a citizen of Senegal and Canada He has a BA in Finance from OMNES Education formerly INSEEC U and is a 2022 MBA candidate at the African Leadership University School of Business ALUSB Papa began his career in the Strategic Partnerships team of a real estate division of the Caisse de D p t et Placement du Qu bec a leading global pension fund with C 420 billion in assets under management An impact investing specialist with proven experience in Africa focused Private Equity PPPs and sustainable infrastructure Papa has significant experience starting up an independent Private Equity Fund of over US 250 million AFIG Funds and as a member of the founding team of the Sovereign Wealth Fund of the State of Senegal FONSIS Papa structured and executed landmark investments of 350 million in the range of 4 50 million in various sectors including financial services agribusiness mining services oil and gas renewable energy transportation and logistics water and sanitation and healthcare in West and Central Africa Previously Investment Manager at FONSIS he closed key transactions including the establishment of SEN EAU Senegal s new national water production and distribution company operated by Suez Group and the Bus Rapid Transit project in partnership with Meridiam Papa also led the Oyass Capital project an 85 million blended finance fund dedicated to SMEs initially financed by KfW the State of Senegal and the World Bank Papa also enjoyed great exposure to social infrastructure managing a portfolio of more than 300 million in Health including the rehabilitation and development of public and private hospitals It is a great pleasure to welcome Papa Oumar Syr Diagne His presence at ACT as Director of Financial Advisory brings new insights to the company and strengthens our service offering in the field of financial advisory says Fabrice Nze Bekale Managing Director of the ACT Africa Group
    Papa Oumar Syr Diagne, Impact Investing Specialist Joins ACT Afrique Group
      Pan African communications financial and strategic advisory firm ACT Afrique Group https ACT Afrique com announces the appointment of Mr Papa Oumar Syr Diagne as Director Head of Financial Advisory by decision of April 15 2022 Born in Dakar Papa is a citizen of Senegal and Canada He has a BA in Finance from OMNES Education formerly INSEEC U and is a 2022 MBA candidate at the African Leadership University School of Business ALUSB Papa began his career in the Strategic Partnerships team of a real estate division of the Caisse de D p t et Placement du Qu bec a leading global pension fund with C 420 billion in assets under management An impact investing specialist with proven experience in Africa focused Private Equity PPPs and sustainable infrastructure Papa has significant experience starting up an independent Private Equity Fund of over US 250 million AFIG Funds and as a member of the founding team of the Sovereign Wealth Fund of the State of Senegal FONSIS Papa structured and executed landmark investments of 350 million in the range of 4 50 million in various sectors including financial services agribusiness mining services oil and gas renewable energy transportation and logistics water and sanitation and healthcare in West and Central Africa Previously Investment Manager at FONSIS he closed key transactions including the establishment of SEN EAU Senegal s new national water production and distribution company operated by Suez Group and the Bus Rapid Transit project in partnership with Meridiam Papa also led the Oyass Capital project an 85 million blended finance fund dedicated to SMEs initially financed by KfW the State of Senegal and the World Bank Papa also enjoyed great exposure to social infrastructure managing a portfolio of more than 300 million in Health including the rehabilitation and development of public and private hospitals It is a great pleasure to welcome Papa Oumar Syr Diagne His presence at ACT as Director of Financial Advisory brings new insights to the company and strengthens our service offering in the field of financial advisory says Fabrice Nze Bekale Managing Director of the ACT Africa Group
    Papa Oumar Syr Diagne, Impact Investing Specialist Joins ACT Afrique Group
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    Papa Oumar Syr Diagne, Impact Investing Specialist Joins ACT Afrique Group

    Pan-African communications, financial and strategic advisory firm ACT Afrique Group (https://ACT-Afrique.com) announces the appointment of Mr. Papa Oumar Syr Diagne as Director, Head of Financial Advisory by decision of April 15, 2022 .

    Born in Dakar, Papa is a citizen of Senegal and Canada. He has a BA in Finance from OMNES Education (formerly INSEEC U.) and is a 2022 MBA candidate at the African Leadership University School of Business (ALUSB). Papa began his career in the Strategic Partnerships team of a real estate division of the 'Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec', a leading global pension fund with C$420 billion in assets under management.

    An impact investing specialist with proven experience in Africa-focused Private Equity, PPPs and sustainable infrastructure, Papa has significant experience starting up an independent Private Equity Fund of over US$250 million ("AFIG Funds") and as a member of the founding team of the Sovereign Wealth Fund of the State of Senegal ("FONSIS"). Papa structured and executed landmark investments of +$350 million in the range of $4-50 million in various sectors including financial services, agribusiness, mining services, oil and gas, renewable energy, transportation and logistics, water and sanitation, and healthcare in West and Central Africa.

    Previously Investment Manager at FONSIS, he closed key transactions including the establishment of SEN'EAU, Senegal's new national water production and distribution company operated by Suez Group, and the Bus Rapid Transit project in partnership with Meridiam. Papa also led the Oyass Capital project, an $85 million blended finance fund dedicated to SMEs, initially financed by KfW, the State of Senegal and the World Bank. Papa also enjoyed great exposure to social infrastructure, managing a portfolio of more than $300 million in Health, including the rehabilitation and development of public and private hospitals.

    "It is a great pleasure to welcome Papa Oumar Syr Diagne. His presence at ACT as Director of Financial Advisory brings new insights to the company and strengthens our service offering in the field of financial advisory," says Fabrice Nze-Bekale, Managing Director. of the ACT Africa Group.