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  •   Strengthening ADPs for sustainable food security in Nigeria Strengthening ADPs for sustainable food security in Nigeria By Oboh Linus News Agency of Nigeria Globally food security has become an issue that raises concern especially in recent times with its attendant consequences hunger malnutrition poverty inflation among others Recently the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation and Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said that about 19 4 million people will face food insecurity across Nigeria between June and August 2022 It is also estimated that food crisis in Nigeria will affect 21 states and the Federal Capital Territory The report also notes that about 14 4 million people including 385 000 IDPs in 21 states and the FCT are already hit by food crisis as at May 2022 Analysts attribute the current food crises in Nigeria to the neglect of small scale farming and over emphasis of cash crops production and the oil sector Indeed the Agricultural Development Programmes ADPs were established in 1972 across the federation in order to bring about agricultural programmes and policies closer to small scale farmers in the rural areas It is on record that the success of the pilot scheme of the programme in few states led to its adoption and expansion nationwide by 1984 The ADPs undertake all possible measures including partner relevant organisations to ensure timely and adequate supply of quality inputs and services such as fertilisers seeds pesticides agricultural implements to rural farmers Stakeholders advocate improved funding of the ADPs in order to boost food production and escape from the current food crisis They opined that the viability of ADPs depend largely on the strength of extension delivery system and stressed the need for government at all levels to recruit more extension agents to sustain education of small scale farmers on how to use the farm inputs made available to them They need to be properly informed of the introduction of new improved crops and seedlings different kinds of fertilisers and their uses as well as timeliness of use the storage systems under which different post harvest farm produce can survive over a relatively long period of time they opined Mr Emmanuel Alanana Chairman Programme Managers Forum of Nigeria says the role of ADPs in Nigeria is largely about extension delivery system which targets small scale farmers to ensure food sustainability and security Alanana asserted that small scale farmers who constituted larger population of farmers in Nigeria are the ones feeding the country Alanana who is also the Programme Manager of Nasarawa State Agriculture Development Programme said that ADPs have been facing many challenges He listed them as Poor funding inadequate staff lack of operational vehicles to ease movement of extension agents shortage of extension agents across the states On an ideal situation one extension agent is supposed to work with 800 farmers or at most 1000 farmers but today as I speak to you now the gap is so wide that one extension agent is working with about 15 000 to 20 000 farmers so efficiency is not there Other challenges are lack of funding and mobility in those days as long as you are an extension agent you are entitled to mobility But today we are finding it difficult because all these things are lacking For Nigeria to overcome the current food challenges both federal and states governments have to move quickly and give more attention to agriculture particularly funding ADPs he said He called on the Federal Government to collaborate with state governments to formulate policies to reinvigorate the ADPs and also regularly make inputs available to them I m calling on the federal and the state governments to fund ADPs employ extension workers and provide mobility for them to ease their movement he appealed Mrs Grace Ede Nasarawa State ADP Director of Extension stressed that extension delivery system is the core mandate of ADPs According to her ADPs cannot exist without extension workers to carry out extension delivery function Ede said that the Nasarawa State ADP recently partnered United Nations Development Programme with the assistant of Nasarawa State Government to distribute farm inputs to 400 farmers who were affected by farmers and herders crises in the state Extension delivery system in Nasarawa State has been facing a lot of challenges ranging from inadequate staff to mobility we are supposed to have at least 200 extension agents but I as speak to you now we have just about 60 or thereabouts extension workers this is inadequate to function optimally Ede recalled that ADP s last recruitment in the state was during the administration of former Gov Aliyu Akwe Doma between 2007 and 2011 where 150 workers were recruited He noted that since then there was no employment again till date Ede while commending Gov Abdullahi Sule for various support extended to ADP appealed to the state government to employ more workers for ADP He said that employment of more workers will enable ADP to discharge its core mandate of extension delivery system effectively Mr Nuhu Oshafu Nasarawa State Commissioner for Agriculture and Water Resources says the state is leaving no stone unturned to ensure food security He said that the state government recently distributed farm implements and inputs at subsidised rate to farmers for both dry and wet seasons farming The agriculture commissioner said plans are under way to solve the manpower needs of the ADP to enable it live up to its mandate Oshafu said that the government has always provided enabling environment that afforded the ministry the opportunity to interface with donors agencies as well as pay counterpart funds that paved way to assist farmers buy farm inputs In January the state secured 10 trucks load of fertilisers and other farm inputs for dry season farming They were distributed to farmers at subsidised rate similarly government secured 34 and half trucks load of fertilisers in April for wet season farming which were distributed to farmers in the state he said The commissioner also said that the state government had signed a memorandum of understanding with the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN to provide N12 billion loan to civil servants to enable them venture into farming to boost food production Oshafu reiterated that the state government was committed to making the agriculture sector backbone of the state economy NANFeatures If used please the writer as well as the News Agency of Nigeria NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Strengthening ADPs for sustainable food security in Nigeria
      Strengthening ADPs for sustainable food security in Nigeria Strengthening ADPs for sustainable food security in Nigeria By Oboh Linus News Agency of Nigeria Globally food security has become an issue that raises concern especially in recent times with its attendant consequences hunger malnutrition poverty inflation among others Recently the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation and Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said that about 19 4 million people will face food insecurity across Nigeria between June and August 2022 It is also estimated that food crisis in Nigeria will affect 21 states and the Federal Capital Territory The report also notes that about 14 4 million people including 385 000 IDPs in 21 states and the FCT are already hit by food crisis as at May 2022 Analysts attribute the current food crises in Nigeria to the neglect of small scale farming and over emphasis of cash crops production and the oil sector Indeed the Agricultural Development Programmes ADPs were established in 1972 across the federation in order to bring about agricultural programmes and policies closer to small scale farmers in the rural areas It is on record that the success of the pilot scheme of the programme in few states led to its adoption and expansion nationwide by 1984 The ADPs undertake all possible measures including partner relevant organisations to ensure timely and adequate supply of quality inputs and services such as fertilisers seeds pesticides agricultural implements to rural farmers Stakeholders advocate improved funding of the ADPs in order to boost food production and escape from the current food crisis They opined that the viability of ADPs depend largely on the strength of extension delivery system and stressed the need for government at all levels to recruit more extension agents to sustain education of small scale farmers on how to use the farm inputs made available to them They need to be properly informed of the introduction of new improved crops and seedlings different kinds of fertilisers and their uses as well as timeliness of use the storage systems under which different post harvest farm produce can survive over a relatively long period of time they opined Mr Emmanuel Alanana Chairman Programme Managers Forum of Nigeria says the role of ADPs in Nigeria is largely about extension delivery system which targets small scale farmers to ensure food sustainability and security Alanana asserted that small scale farmers who constituted larger population of farmers in Nigeria are the ones feeding the country Alanana who is also the Programme Manager of Nasarawa State Agriculture Development Programme said that ADPs have been facing many challenges He listed them as Poor funding inadequate staff lack of operational vehicles to ease movement of extension agents shortage of extension agents across the states On an ideal situation one extension agent is supposed to work with 800 farmers or at most 1000 farmers but today as I speak to you now the gap is so wide that one extension agent is working with about 15 000 to 20 000 farmers so efficiency is not there Other challenges are lack of funding and mobility in those days as long as you are an extension agent you are entitled to mobility But today we are finding it difficult because all these things are lacking For Nigeria to overcome the current food challenges both federal and states governments have to move quickly and give more attention to agriculture particularly funding ADPs he said He called on the Federal Government to collaborate with state governments to formulate policies to reinvigorate the ADPs and also regularly make inputs available to them I m calling on the federal and the state governments to fund ADPs employ extension workers and provide mobility for them to ease their movement he appealed Mrs Grace Ede Nasarawa State ADP Director of Extension stressed that extension delivery system is the core mandate of ADPs According to her ADPs cannot exist without extension workers to carry out extension delivery function Ede said that the Nasarawa State ADP recently partnered United Nations Development Programme with the assistant of Nasarawa State Government to distribute farm inputs to 400 farmers who were affected by farmers and herders crises in the state Extension delivery system in Nasarawa State has been facing a lot of challenges ranging from inadequate staff to mobility we are supposed to have at least 200 extension agents but I as speak to you now we have just about 60 or thereabouts extension workers this is inadequate to function optimally Ede recalled that ADP s last recruitment in the state was during the administration of former Gov Aliyu Akwe Doma between 2007 and 2011 where 150 workers were recruited He noted that since then there was no employment again till date Ede while commending Gov Abdullahi Sule for various support extended to ADP appealed to the state government to employ more workers for ADP He said that employment of more workers will enable ADP to discharge its core mandate of extension delivery system effectively Mr Nuhu Oshafu Nasarawa State Commissioner for Agriculture and Water Resources says the state is leaving no stone unturned to ensure food security He said that the state government recently distributed farm implements and inputs at subsidised rate to farmers for both dry and wet seasons farming The agriculture commissioner said plans are under way to solve the manpower needs of the ADP to enable it live up to its mandate Oshafu said that the government has always provided enabling environment that afforded the ministry the opportunity to interface with donors agencies as well as pay counterpart funds that paved way to assist farmers buy farm inputs In January the state secured 10 trucks load of fertilisers and other farm inputs for dry season farming They were distributed to farmers at subsidised rate similarly government secured 34 and half trucks load of fertilisers in April for wet season farming which were distributed to farmers in the state he said The commissioner also said that the state government had signed a memorandum of understanding with the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN to provide N12 billion loan to civil servants to enable them venture into farming to boost food production Oshafu reiterated that the state government was committed to making the agriculture sector backbone of the state economy NANFeatures If used please the writer as well as the News Agency of Nigeria NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Strengthening ADPs for sustainable food security in Nigeria
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    Strengthening ADPs for sustainable food security in Nigeria

    Strengthening ADPs for sustainable food security in Nigeria Strengthening ADPs for sustainable food security in Nigeria   By Oboh Linus, News Agency of Nigeria   Globally, food security has become an issue that raises concern especially in recent times with its attendant consequences: hunger, malnutrition, poverty, inflation, among others.

      Recently, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation and Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said that about 19.

    4 million people will face food insecurity across Nigeria between June and August, 2022.

      It is also estimated that food crisis in Nigeria will affect 21 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

      The report also notes that about 14.

    4 million people, including 385, 000 IDPs in 21 states and the FCT are already hit by food crisis as at May, 2022.

      Analysts attribute the current food crises in Nigeria to the neglect of small scale farming and over emphasis of cash crops production and the oil sector.

      Indeed, the Agricultural Development Programmes (ADPs) were established in 1972 across the federation in order to bring about agricultural programmes and policies closer to small scale farmers in the rural areas.

      It is on record that the success of the pilot scheme of the programme in few states led to its adoption and expansion nationwide by 1984.

      The ADPs undertake all possible measures including partner relevant organisations to ensure timely and adequate supply of quality inputs and services, such as fertilisers, seeds, pesticides, agricultural implements to rural farmers.

      Stakeholders advocate improved funding of the ADPs in order to boost food production and escape from the current food crisis.

      They opined that the viability of ADPs depend largely on the strength of extension delivery system and stressed the need for government at all levels to recruit more extension agents to sustain education of small scale farmers   on  how  to  use  the  farm  inputs made  available  to them.

      “They  need  to  be  properly  informed  of  the  introduction  of  new improved  crops  and  seedlings,  different  kinds  of  fertilisers  and  their  uses  as well  as  timeliness  of  use,  the  storage  systems  under  which  different  post- harvest  farm  produce  can  survive  over  a  relatively  long  period  of  time,” they opined.

      Mr Emmanuel Alanana, Chairman, Programme Managers Forum of Nigeria, says the role of ADPs in Nigeria is largely about extension delivery system, which targets small scale farmers to ensure food sustainability and security.

      Alanana asserted that small scale farmers who constituted larger population of farmers in Nigeria are the ones feeding the country.

      Alanana who is also the Programme Manager of Nasarawa State Agriculture Development Programme said that ADPs have been facing many challenges.

      He listed them as: Poor funding, inadequate staff, lack of operational vehicles to ease movement of extension agents, shortage of extension agents across the states.

      “On an ideal situation, one extension agent is supposed to work with 800 farmers or at most 1000 farmers, but today as I speak to you now, the gap is so wide that one extension agent is working with about 15,000 to 20,000 farmers, so efficiency is not there.

      “Other challenges are lack of funding and mobility; in those days as long as you are an extension agent, you are entitled to mobility.

      “But today we are finding it difficult because all these things are lacking.

    “For Nigeria to overcome the current food challenges, both federal and states governments have to move quickly and give more attention to agriculture, particularly funding ADPs,” he said.

      He called on the Federal Government to collaborate with state governments to     formulate policies to reinvigorate the ADPs and also regularly make inputs available to them.

        “I’m calling on the federal and the state governments to fund ADPs, employ extension workers and provide mobility for them to ease their movement,” he appealed.

      Mrs Grace Ede, Nasarawa State ADP   Director of Extension, stressed that extension delivery system is the core mandate of ADPs. According to her, ADPs cannot exist without extension workers to carry out extension delivery function.

    Ede said that the Nasarawa State ADP recently partnered United Nations Development Programme, with the assistant of Nasarawa State Government to distribute farm inputs to 400 farmers who were affected by farmers and herders crises in the state.

      ” Extension delivery system in Nasarawa State has been facing a lot of challenges, ranging from inadequate staff to mobility, we are supposed to have at least 200 extension agents, but I as speak to you now, we have  just about 60 or thereabouts extension workers, this is inadequate to function optimally.’’   Ede recalled that ADP’s last recruitment in the state was during the administration of former Gov. Aliyu Akwe-Doma, between 2007 and 2011 where 150 workers were recruited.

    He noted that since then, there was no employment again till date.

      Ede, while commending Gov. Abdullahi Sule for various support extended to ADP, appealed to the state government to employ more workers for ADP.

    He said that employment of more workers will enable ADP to discharge its core mandate of extension delivery system effectively.

      Mr Nuhu Oshafu, Nasarawa State Commissioner for Agriculture and Water Resources, says the state is leaving no stone unturned to ensure food security.

    He said that the state government recently distributed farm implements and inputs at subsidised rate to farmers for both dry and wet seasons farming.

      The agriculture commissioner said plans are under way to solve the manpower needs of the ADP to enable it live up to its mandate.

      Oshafu said that the government has always   provided enabling environment that afforded the ministry the opportunity to interface with donors agencies, as well as pay counterpart funds that paved way to assist farmers buy   farm inputs.

      “In January, the state secured 10 trucks load of fertilisers and other farm inputs for dry season farming.

    “ They were distributed to farmers at subsidised rate; similarly government  secured 34 and half  trucks load of fertilisers in April for wet season farming, which were  distributed to farmers in the state,” he said.

      The commissioner also said that the state government had signed a memorandum of understanding with the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN) to provide N12 billion loan to civil servants to enable them venture into farming to boost food production.

      Oshafu reiterated that the state government was committed to making the agriculture sector backbone of the state economy.

    (NANFeatures)   ** If used, please the writer as well as the News Agency of Nigeria .

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  •  Cambodia s anti drug police have arrested a foreigner for allegedly possessing and trafficking illicit drugs confiscating more than 45 kilograms of illicit drugs The Anti Drug Police Department ADP said in a news release on Monday According the police the 33 year old man was caught during a raid on his three condo rooms and one hotel room in capital Phnom Penh s 7 Makara district on earlier on Thursday after a probe for several months Some 24 3 kilograms of ketamine 14 kilograms of crystal meth 7 15 kilograms of ecstasy and 144 grams of nimetazepam were seized from the suspect during the raid the ADP said The Southeast Asian country has no death sentence for a drug trafficker under its law a person found guilty of trafficking more than 80 grams of illicit drugs could be jailed for life According to the ADP Cambodia nabbed 7 654 drug suspects including 99 foreigners during the January June period of 2022 confiscating 3 12 tons of illicit drugs and 185 tons of drug ingredients NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Cambodia arrests foreigner, seizing over 45 kg of illicit drugs
     Cambodia s anti drug police have arrested a foreigner for allegedly possessing and trafficking illicit drugs confiscating more than 45 kilograms of illicit drugs The Anti Drug Police Department ADP said in a news release on Monday According the police the 33 year old man was caught during a raid on his three condo rooms and one hotel room in capital Phnom Penh s 7 Makara district on earlier on Thursday after a probe for several months Some 24 3 kilograms of ketamine 14 kilograms of crystal meth 7 15 kilograms of ecstasy and 144 grams of nimetazepam were seized from the suspect during the raid the ADP said The Southeast Asian country has no death sentence for a drug trafficker under its law a person found guilty of trafficking more than 80 grams of illicit drugs could be jailed for life According to the ADP Cambodia nabbed 7 654 drug suspects including 99 foreigners during the January June period of 2022 confiscating 3 12 tons of illicit drugs and 185 tons of drug ingredients NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Cambodia arrests foreigner, seizing over 45 kg of illicit drugs
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    Cambodia arrests foreigner, seizing over 45 kg of illicit drugs

    Cambodia’s anti-drug police have arrested a foreigner for allegedly possessing and trafficking illicit drugs, confiscating more than 45 kilograms of illicit drugs.

    The Anti-Drug Police Department (ADP) said in a news release on Monday.

    According the police, the 33-year-old man was caught during a raid on his three condo rooms and one hotel room in capital Phnom Penh’s 7 Makara district on earlier on Thursday after a probe for several months.

    “Some 24.3 kilograms of ketamine, 14 kilograms of crystal meth, 7.15 kilograms of ecstasy, and 144 grams of nimetazepam were seized from the suspect during the raid,’’ the ADP said.

    The Southeast Asian country has no death sentence for a drug trafficker; under its law, a person found guilty of trafficking more than 80 grams of illicit drugs could be jailed for life.

    According to the ADP, Cambodia nabbed 7,654 drug suspects, including 99 foreigners, during the January-June period of 2022, confiscating 3.12 tons of illicit drugs and 185 tons of drug ingredients.

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  •  The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC says 12 political parties nominated candidates to vie for the governorship seat in the 2023 general election in Ebonyi Dr Joseph Chukwu INEC s Residential Electoral Commissioner disclosed this to newsmen on Friday in Abakaliki He added that 16 registered political parties also fielded candidates for the 24 House of Assembly seats in the 2023 election He said that the list of participating political parties and their candidates would be pasted at the various Local Government Area LGA offices of the commission in line with the Electoral law The REC urged candidates for the election to verify their names at their respective LGAs He listed the names of the political parties that nominated governorship candidates in Ebonyi to include Action Alliance AA African Democratic Congress ADC African Democratic Party ADP All Progressives Congress APC and the All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA Others include People s Democratic PDP Labour Party LP New Nigerian People s Party NNPP among others Chukwu also listed the 16 political parties that nominated candidates for Ebonyi State House of Assembly seats as follows AA 24 candidates ADC 23 Candidates ADP 24 Candidates APC 24 Candidates APGA 24 Candidates Others are APM three Candidates All People s Party four Candidates BP 1 Candidate LP 24 Candidates and NNPP 24 Candidates Other political parties are NRM 24 Candidates PDP 24 Candidates PRP 1 Candidate PSDP 6 Candidates and Zenith Labour Party 14 candidates among others The REC further explained that a total of 245 State House of Assembly candidates would participate in the 2023 general elections in Ebonyi On the ongoing registration the REC urged eligible residents of Ebonyi yet to register or update their voter registration to use the window period to do so as there might not be any further extension after the July 31 deadline Chukwu also disclosed that online registration in Ebonyi tentatively stood at 274 376 while complete registration stood at 336 412 as of July 18 2022 The REC said the final number of registered voters would soon be published by the Commission Collection of Permanent Voters Cards PVCs is ongoing at the various INEC LGA offices in Ebonyi Those who are yet to collect theirs are equally advised to visit our LGA offices where they registered to collect theirs personally as there is no collection by proxy Chukwu said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: 12 political parties to contest governorship seat in Ebonyi-INEC
     The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC says 12 political parties nominated candidates to vie for the governorship seat in the 2023 general election in Ebonyi Dr Joseph Chukwu INEC s Residential Electoral Commissioner disclosed this to newsmen on Friday in Abakaliki He added that 16 registered political parties also fielded candidates for the 24 House of Assembly seats in the 2023 election He said that the list of participating political parties and their candidates would be pasted at the various Local Government Area LGA offices of the commission in line with the Electoral law The REC urged candidates for the election to verify their names at their respective LGAs He listed the names of the political parties that nominated governorship candidates in Ebonyi to include Action Alliance AA African Democratic Congress ADC African Democratic Party ADP All Progressives Congress APC and the All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA Others include People s Democratic PDP Labour Party LP New Nigerian People s Party NNPP among others Chukwu also listed the 16 political parties that nominated candidates for Ebonyi State House of Assembly seats as follows AA 24 candidates ADC 23 Candidates ADP 24 Candidates APC 24 Candidates APGA 24 Candidates Others are APM three Candidates All People s Party four Candidates BP 1 Candidate LP 24 Candidates and NNPP 24 Candidates Other political parties are NRM 24 Candidates PDP 24 Candidates PRP 1 Candidate PSDP 6 Candidates and Zenith Labour Party 14 candidates among others The REC further explained that a total of 245 State House of Assembly candidates would participate in the 2023 general elections in Ebonyi On the ongoing registration the REC urged eligible residents of Ebonyi yet to register or update their voter registration to use the window period to do so as there might not be any further extension after the July 31 deadline Chukwu also disclosed that online registration in Ebonyi tentatively stood at 274 376 while complete registration stood at 336 412 as of July 18 2022 The REC said the final number of registered voters would soon be published by the Commission Collection of Permanent Voters Cards PVCs is ongoing at the various INEC LGA offices in Ebonyi Those who are yet to collect theirs are equally advised to visit our LGA offices where they registered to collect theirs personally as there is no collection by proxy Chukwu said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: 12 political parties to contest governorship seat in Ebonyi-INEC
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    2023: 12 political parties to contest governorship seat in Ebonyi-INEC

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 12 political parties nominated candidates to vie for the governorship seat in the 2023 general election in Ebonyi.

    Dr Joseph Chukwu, INEC’s Residential Electoral Commissioner disclosed this to newsmen on Friday in Abakaliki.

    He added that 16 registered political parties also fielded candidates for the 24 House of Assembly seats in the 2023 election.

    He said that the list of participating political parties and their candidates would be pasted at the various Local Government Area (LGA) offices of the commission in line with the Electoral law.

    The REC urged candidates for the election to verify their names at their respective LGAs. He listed the names of the political parties that nominated governorship candidates in Ebonyi to include; Action Alliance (AA), African Democratic Congress (ADC), African Democratic Party (ADP), All Progressives Congress (APC), and the All Progressives Grand Alliance(APGA).

    Others include; People’s Democratic (PDP), Labour Party (LP), New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) among others.

    Chukwu also listed the 16 political parties that nominated candidates for Ebonyi State House of Assembly seats as follows: AA (24 candidates), ADC (23 Candidates), ADP ( 24 Candidates), APC (24 Candidates), APGA (24 Candidates).

    Others are APM (three Candidates), All People’s Party (four Candidates), BP (1 Candidate), LP (24 Candidates), and NNPP (24 Candidates).

    Other political parties are NRM (24 Candidates), PDP (24 Candidates), PRP (1 Candidate), PSDP (6 Candidates), and Zenith Labour Party (14 candidates) among others.

    The REC further explained that a total of 245 State House of Assembly candidates would participate in the 2023 general elections in Ebonyi.

    On the ongoing registration, the REC urged eligible residents of Ebonyi yet to register or update their voter registration to use the window period to do so, as there might not be any further extension after the July 31, deadline.

    Chukwu also disclosed that online registration in Ebonyi tentatively stood at 274, 376, while complete registration stood at 336,412 as of July 18, 2022.

    The REC said the final number of registered voters would soon be published by the Commission.

    “Collection of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) is ongoing at the various INEC LGA offices in Ebonyi.

    “Those who are yet to collect theirs are equally advised to visit our LGA offices where they registered to collect theirs personally as there is no collection by proxy,” Chukwu said.

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  •  Mr Etim Bassey Programme Manager Cross River Agricultural Development Programme ADP has raised the alarm that food security plans of state and Federal Governments are being threatened by inadequate extension agents Bassey stated this when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria in Calabar on Sunday He said that unless something urgent was done to address the situation the lofty plans of both government to enhance food security might turn out to be a wishful one He particularly pointed out that the problem had degenerated to the level where some states particularly in the South had a ratio of one agent to 7 000 farmers This is against the Food and Agriculture Organization FAO recommendation of ratio one to 800 farmers In Cross River for instance we have 60 extention agents servicing over 600 000 farm families and the last time an agent was employed in the state was in the 90s he said He said that the depletion of extention agents was due to retirement and deaths The programme manager noted that a department established in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to help address the challenge had not helped matters Bassey decried paucity of fund as a major challenge of ADPs in the country and noted that Implementation of government s policies on agriculture would not yield the desired results if ADP was continually being bypassed by the governments According to him ADP was set up to transfer technology to the farmers through demonstration and trials of the value chains of agriculture it is regrettable that ADP is not being strengthened to do this If not for the Federal Government ADP would have been history since 1995 when the World Bank hands off the programme Aside the challenges of fund infrastructure and mobility we have had governments worst of it is that governments no longer use ADPs for the implications of their agricultural policies NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ADP calls for employment of extension agents to boost food security
     Mr Etim Bassey Programme Manager Cross River Agricultural Development Programme ADP has raised the alarm that food security plans of state and Federal Governments are being threatened by inadequate extension agents Bassey stated this when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria in Calabar on Sunday He said that unless something urgent was done to address the situation the lofty plans of both government to enhance food security might turn out to be a wishful one He particularly pointed out that the problem had degenerated to the level where some states particularly in the South had a ratio of one agent to 7 000 farmers This is against the Food and Agriculture Organization FAO recommendation of ratio one to 800 farmers In Cross River for instance we have 60 extention agents servicing over 600 000 farm families and the last time an agent was employed in the state was in the 90s he said He said that the depletion of extention agents was due to retirement and deaths The programme manager noted that a department established in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to help address the challenge had not helped matters Bassey decried paucity of fund as a major challenge of ADPs in the country and noted that Implementation of government s policies on agriculture would not yield the desired results if ADP was continually being bypassed by the governments According to him ADP was set up to transfer technology to the farmers through demonstration and trials of the value chains of agriculture it is regrettable that ADP is not being strengthened to do this If not for the Federal Government ADP would have been history since 1995 when the World Bank hands off the programme Aside the challenges of fund infrastructure and mobility we have had governments worst of it is that governments no longer use ADPs for the implications of their agricultural policies NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ADP calls for employment of extension agents to boost food security
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    ADP calls for employment of extension agents to boost food security

    Mr Etim Bassey, Programme Manager, Cross River Agricultural Development Programme (ADP), has raised the alarm that food security plans of state and Federal Governments are being threatened by inadequate extension agents.

    Bassey stated this when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria in Calabar on Sunday.

    He said that unless something urgent was done to address the situation, the lofty plans of both government to enhance food security might turn out to be a wishful one.

    He particularly pointed out that the problem had degenerated to the level where some states, particularly in the South, had a ratio of one agent to 7,000 farmers.

    “This is against the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recommendation of ratio one to 800 farmers.

    “In Cross River for instance, we have 60 extention agents servicing over 600,000 farm families and the last time an agent was employed in the state was in the 90s,” he said.

    He said that the depletion of extention agents was due to retirement and deaths.

    The programme manager noted that a department, established in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to help address the challenge, had not helped matters.

    Bassey decried paucity of fund as a major challenge of ADPs in the country and noted that Implementation of government’s policies on agriculture would not yield the desired results if ADP was continually being bypassed by the governments.

    According to him: “ADP was set up to transfer technology to the farmers through demonstration and trials of the value chains of agriculture; it is regrettable that ADP is not being strengthened to do this.

    “If not for the Federal Government, ADP would have been history since 1995 when the World Bank hands off the programme.

    “Aside the challenges of fund, infrastructure and mobility, we have had governments, worst of it is that governments no longer use ADPs for the implications of their agricultural policies.”

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   Osun 2022 Sen Ademola Adeleke wins own polling unit confident of victory Osun 2022 Sen Ademola Adeleke wins own polling unit confident of victory Adeleke By Joshua Oladipo Ede Osun July 16 2022 NAN The Peoples Democratic Party s PDP governorship candidate in Osun Sen Ademola Adeleke has won his polling unit at the ongoing election in the state News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that Adeleke who cast his vote in ward 2 unit 9 Abogunde area in Ede North Local Government polled 218 votes to defeat the All Progressive Congress APC governorship candidate Gov Gboyega Oyetola who polled 23 votes NAN further reports that the Accord Party had only one vote at Ward 2 unit 9 at Abogunde area in Ede North Adeleke had earlier cast his vote at 8 39 a m at ward 2 polling unit 9 in Ede North under tight security and confidence of winning the election Also Ede north has a total registered voter of 71 750 for the governorship election with 151 polling units and 11 registration areas while Ede South has 54 880 registered voters with 89 polling units and 10 registration areas The governorship candidates for the election are Gov Adegboyega Oyetola of the APC Sen Ademola Adeleke PDP and Oyegoke Omigbodun Social Democratic Party SDP Other key candidates are Dr Akin Ogunbiyi of Accord A Mr Yusuf Lasun Labour Party LP Munirudeen Atanda Action Democratic Party ADP and Busuyi Ayowole Peoples Redemption Party PRP NAN www NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Osun 2022: Sen. Ademola Adeleke wins own polling unit , confident of victory
      Osun 2022 Sen Ademola Adeleke wins own polling unit confident of victory Osun 2022 Sen Ademola Adeleke wins own polling unit confident of victory Adeleke By Joshua Oladipo Ede Osun July 16 2022 NAN The Peoples Democratic Party s PDP governorship candidate in Osun Sen Ademola Adeleke has won his polling unit at the ongoing election in the state News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that Adeleke who cast his vote in ward 2 unit 9 Abogunde area in Ede North Local Government polled 218 votes to defeat the All Progressive Congress APC governorship candidate Gov Gboyega Oyetola who polled 23 votes NAN further reports that the Accord Party had only one vote at Ward 2 unit 9 at Abogunde area in Ede North Adeleke had earlier cast his vote at 8 39 a m at ward 2 polling unit 9 in Ede North under tight security and confidence of winning the election Also Ede north has a total registered voter of 71 750 for the governorship election with 151 polling units and 11 registration areas while Ede South has 54 880 registered voters with 89 polling units and 10 registration areas The governorship candidates for the election are Gov Adegboyega Oyetola of the APC Sen Ademola Adeleke PDP and Oyegoke Omigbodun Social Democratic Party SDP Other key candidates are Dr Akin Ogunbiyi of Accord A Mr Yusuf Lasun Labour Party LP Munirudeen Atanda Action Democratic Party ADP and Busuyi Ayowole Peoples Redemption Party PRP NAN www NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Osun 2022: Sen. Ademola Adeleke wins own polling unit , confident of victory
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    Osun 2022: Sen. Ademola Adeleke wins own polling unit , confident of victory

    Osun 2022: Sen.

    Ademola Adeleke wins own polling unit , confident of victory Osun 2022: Sen.

    Ademola Adeleke wins own polling unit, confident of victory Adeleke By Joshua Oladipo Ede (Osun ), July 16, 2022 (NAN ) The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) governorship candidate in Osun, Sen.

    Ademola Adeleke, has won his polling unit at the ongoing election in the state.

    News Agency of Nigeria (NAN ) reports that Adeleke who cast his vote in ward 2 , unit 9 , Abogunde area, in Ede North Local Government, polled 218 votes to defeat the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Gov.

    Gboyega Oyetola , who polled 23 votes .

    NAN further reports that the Accord Party had only one vote at Ward 2, unit 9 at Abogunde area, in Ede North.

    Adeleke had earlier cast his vote at 8:39 a.m, at ward 2 polling unit 9 in Ede North, under tight security and confidence of winning the election.

    Also, Ede north has a total registered voter of 71,750 for the governorship election, with 151 polling units and 11 registration areas, while Ede South has 54, 880 registered voters, with 89 polling units and 10 registration areas.

    The governorship candidates for the election are Gov.

    Adegboyega Oyetola of the APC, Sen.

    Ademola Adeleke, PDP and Oyegoke Omigbodun, Social Democratic Party (SDP).

    Other key candidates are Dr Akin Ogunbiyi of Accord (A); Mr Yusuf Lasun, Labour Party (LP ); Munirudeen Atanda, Action Democratic Party ( ADP) and Busuyi Ayowole, Peoples Redemption Party (PRP).

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  •  Gov Gboyega Oyetola of Osun on Saturday won the election at his polling unit at Unit 2 Ward 1 LA Primary School Popo Iragbiji Boripe Local Government Area of Osun polling 545 votes out of a total 622 valid votes cast INEC ad hoc official that announced the results Presiding Officer Valentine Awoegbe gave the breakdown of the results as Accord party one vote AAT one vote ADP five votes and YPP one vote The Peoples Democratic Party PDP came a distant second with 69 votes while eight votes were voided The News Agency of Nigeria reports that voting at the polling unit that had 1 457 registered voters ended at about 3 23 p m when the last person in the queue cast her vote Sorting of the ballots however commenced at 3 37 p m in the presence of political party agents and voters waiting around to hear the outcome of the vote count The counting later started by 4 25 p m with the final results announced by 4 55 p m Gov Gboyega Oyetola of Osun and his wife Kafayat had earlier been to the polling unit to cast their votes with the governor commending the turnout of the electorate at the polling unit Oyetola however admonished INEC to provide more Bimodal Voter Accreditation System BVAS machines for the polling centre because of the number of registered voters at the area saying it would make the voting process faster NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Osun 2022: Gov. Oyetola wins polling unit
     Gov Gboyega Oyetola of Osun on Saturday won the election at his polling unit at Unit 2 Ward 1 LA Primary School Popo Iragbiji Boripe Local Government Area of Osun polling 545 votes out of a total 622 valid votes cast INEC ad hoc official that announced the results Presiding Officer Valentine Awoegbe gave the breakdown of the results as Accord party one vote AAT one vote ADP five votes and YPP one vote The Peoples Democratic Party PDP came a distant second with 69 votes while eight votes were voided The News Agency of Nigeria reports that voting at the polling unit that had 1 457 registered voters ended at about 3 23 p m when the last person in the queue cast her vote Sorting of the ballots however commenced at 3 37 p m in the presence of political party agents and voters waiting around to hear the outcome of the vote count The counting later started by 4 25 p m with the final results announced by 4 55 p m Gov Gboyega Oyetola of Osun and his wife Kafayat had earlier been to the polling unit to cast their votes with the governor commending the turnout of the electorate at the polling unit Oyetola however admonished INEC to provide more Bimodal Voter Accreditation System BVAS machines for the polling centre because of the number of registered voters at the area saying it would make the voting process faster NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Osun 2022: Gov. Oyetola wins polling unit
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    Osun 2022: Gov. Oyetola wins polling unit

    Gov.

    Gboyega Oyetola of Osun on Saturday, won the election at his polling unit at Unit 2, Ward 1, LA Primary School Popo, Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government Area of Osun, polling 545 votes out of a total 622 valid votes cast.

      INEC ad hoc official that announced the results, Presiding Officer, Valentine Awoegbe, gave the breakdown of the results as : Accord party-one vote, AAT-one vote, ADP- five votes and YPP- one vote.

      The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came a distant second with 69 votes while eight votes were voided.

      The News Agency of Nigeria reports that voting at the polling unit, that had 1,457 registered voters, ended at about 3:23 p.m when the last person in the queue cast her vote.

      Sorting of the ballots, however, commenced at 3:37 p.m in the presence of political party agents and voters waiting around to hear the outcome of the vote count.

      The counting later started by 4:25 p.m. with the final results announced by 4:55 p.m.   Gov.

    Gboyega Oyetola of Osun and his wife Kafayat, had earlier been to the polling unit to cast their votes, with the governor commending the turnout of the electorate at the polling unit.

      Oyetola, however, admonished INEC to provide more Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machines for the polling centre, because of the number of registered voters at the area, saying it would make the voting process faster

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Mr Yabagi Sani Action Democratic Party ADP presidential candidate for 2023 poll said he picked Pastor Okey Udo as his running mate because he possessed professional skills in proffering financial solutions Sani said this on Monday in Abuja when Udo led some ADP members to pay him homage on the occasion of the 2022 Eid Mubarak Sani said that Udo had shown his professionalism in handling the party s funds as the National Treasurer and had proffered outstanding financial solutions in the party The essence of what governance is all about is not only to form a government but to also have governance Governance comes when you have people at the helms of affairs who have knowledge with track records and people that have that sense of organisation which comes with professionalism Udo is a professional from his own background I m also a professional by my own calling So when you bring two people like that together it will be remarkable This country requires this kind of team because we need to re engineer Nigeria in terms of productivity focus and in terms of the economic great leap forward that we require in Nigeria We need somebody with financial background that can help us with the figures As engineers ours is to create design implement but we need somebody who has good control of figures to support us and make sure that we do not make mistakes he said Sani said that having a financial expert as Vice President was best for the nation s economy He said that a financial expert would not only put to end the nations dwindling and declining economic state but would also put to end future borrowings by proffering internal means of generating revenue For example in balancing our budgets in this country I do not know if we ever think of balancing it it is always deficit upon deficit and that is why we are where we are today If you have to borrow to finance your budgets you are in ruins you are in big problem because you cannot fund the activities required especially those things you need But the moment the government comes out of deficit Nigerians will be lucky to have this team the team that will sanitise government he said Sani said that his team when elected in 2023 would control the economic statistics like the GDP growth inflation high unemployment figures for the betterment of Nigerians Responding Udo appreciated Sani for picking him as running mate and prayed that they emerge victorious at the polls and move the party to its next level Udo also appreciated him for being a good religious and political role model to him to the party executives and other party members promising to partner him to achieve the party s vision of being the next government Other people other parties have gone there and separated but we shall work together to liberate Nigeria come 2023 he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Why Pastor Udo as running mate -ADP Presidential candidate
     Mr Yabagi Sani Action Democratic Party ADP presidential candidate for 2023 poll said he picked Pastor Okey Udo as his running mate because he possessed professional skills in proffering financial solutions Sani said this on Monday in Abuja when Udo led some ADP members to pay him homage on the occasion of the 2022 Eid Mubarak Sani said that Udo had shown his professionalism in handling the party s funds as the National Treasurer and had proffered outstanding financial solutions in the party The essence of what governance is all about is not only to form a government but to also have governance Governance comes when you have people at the helms of affairs who have knowledge with track records and people that have that sense of organisation which comes with professionalism Udo is a professional from his own background I m also a professional by my own calling So when you bring two people like that together it will be remarkable This country requires this kind of team because we need to re engineer Nigeria in terms of productivity focus and in terms of the economic great leap forward that we require in Nigeria We need somebody with financial background that can help us with the figures As engineers ours is to create design implement but we need somebody who has good control of figures to support us and make sure that we do not make mistakes he said Sani said that having a financial expert as Vice President was best for the nation s economy He said that a financial expert would not only put to end the nations dwindling and declining economic state but would also put to end future borrowings by proffering internal means of generating revenue For example in balancing our budgets in this country I do not know if we ever think of balancing it it is always deficit upon deficit and that is why we are where we are today If you have to borrow to finance your budgets you are in ruins you are in big problem because you cannot fund the activities required especially those things you need But the moment the government comes out of deficit Nigerians will be lucky to have this team the team that will sanitise government he said Sani said that his team when elected in 2023 would control the economic statistics like the GDP growth inflation high unemployment figures for the betterment of Nigerians Responding Udo appreciated Sani for picking him as running mate and prayed that they emerge victorious at the polls and move the party to its next level Udo also appreciated him for being a good religious and political role model to him to the party executives and other party members promising to partner him to achieve the party s vision of being the next government Other people other parties have gone there and separated but we shall work together to liberate Nigeria come 2023 he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Why Pastor Udo as running mate -ADP Presidential candidate
    General news7 months ago

    Why Pastor Udo as running mate -ADP Presidential candidate

    Mr Yabagi Sani, Action Democratic Party (ADP) presidential candidate for 2023 poll, said he picked Pastor Okey Udo as his running mate because he possessed professional skills in proffering financial solutions.

    Sani said this on Monday in Abuja when Udo led some ADP members to pay him homage on the occasion of the 2022 Eid-Mubarak.

    Sani said that Udo had shown his professionalism in handling the party’s funds as the National Treasurer and had proffered outstanding financial solutions in the party.

    “The essence of what governance is all about is not only to form a government but to also have governance.

    “Governance comes when you have people at the helms of affairs who have knowledge with track records and people that have that sense of organisation which comes with professionalism.

    “Udo is a professional from his own background. I’m also a professional by my own calling. So when you bring two people like that together, it will be remarkable.

    “This country requires this kind of team because we need to re-engineer Nigeria in terms of productivity, focus and in terms of the economic great leap forward that we require in Nigeria.

    “We need somebody with financial background that can help us with the figures.

    “As engineers, ours is to create, design, implement; but we need somebody who has good control of figures to support us and make sure that we do not make mistakes,” he said.

    Sani said that having a financial expert as Vice President was best for the nation’s economy.

    He said that a financial expert would not only put to end the nations dwindling and declining economic state, but would also put to end future borrowings by proffering internal means of generating revenue.

    “For example in balancing our budgets in this country, I do not know if we ever think of balancing it, it is always deficit upon deficit and that is why we are where we are today.

    “If you have to borrow to finance your budgets, you are in ruins, you are in big problem, because you cannot fund the activities required, especially those things you need.

    “But the moment the government comes out of deficit, Nigerians will be lucky to have this team, the team that will sanitise government,” he said.

    Sani said that his team when elected in 2023 would control the economic statistics like the GDP growth, inflation, high unemployment figures for the betterment of Nigerians.

    Responding, Udo appreciated Sani for picking him as running mate and prayed that they emerge victorious at the polls and move the party to its next level.

    Udo also appreciated him for being a good religious and political role model to him, to the party executives and other party members, promising to partner him to achieve the party’s vision of being the next government.

    “Other people, other parties have gone there and separated but we shall work together to liberate Nigeria come 2023,” he said.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Action Democratic Party ADP has coined a slogan Sanitising Nigeria in readiness for 2023 general elections campaigns Mr Yabagi Sani ADP presidential candidate and National Chairman said this on Monday in Abuja while speaking at an interactive with newsmen to celebrate Eid el Kabir Sani said that the country had been through so much vices and there was need to clean and sanitise the country against corrupt and bad leadership Eid Mubarak is a period of togetherness sacrifice and humility and it is a time for us as Nigerians to imbibe the virtues of sacrifice patience and humility We know we have been through a lot as a people we have suffered extreme insecurities corruption by evil men but ADP is coming to sanitise Nigeria Having a team like Pastor Udo and I as president and vice president we will change the narrative of our nation And ahead of 2023 and in readiness of party campaigns l think it is safe to say that ADP is coming to sanitise Nigeria So when we say ADP our response should be sanitise Nigeria because we are coming to sanitise Nigeria truly he said He urged Nigerians to have faith and be patient with humility for the next government which he expressed optimism would be an ADP led administration He advised the current All Progressives Congress APC led government and leaders across spheres to display the fear of God and show Nigerians that they really cared about them This he said would make Nigerians begin to believe more in them and have more faith in God and their leadership He also urged the Muslims to embrace other religions noting that there is a similar aspect in all religions which is God Sani said that there was need to constantly remind Nigerians that the source of the two major religions in the country was one as both religions shared many similarities If you look at all of us by coincidence and by Gods own grace we are people of prayer and faith It is just that in everything that we do we have some people that exploit things and make it to look different from what exactly it is But if we are to understand the two religions there will be no need to fight because each religion picks one aspect of one God and emphasises it and tries to see how it can uplift and popularise it According to him they ensure that more and more people come to accept the idea of one God which is the whole essence of religion So Christianity is not different from Islam and Islam is not different from Judaism all are preaching one God and that is the most important thing in all the things we do he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: ADP coins campaign slogan
     Action Democratic Party ADP has coined a slogan Sanitising Nigeria in readiness for 2023 general elections campaigns Mr Yabagi Sani ADP presidential candidate and National Chairman said this on Monday in Abuja while speaking at an interactive with newsmen to celebrate Eid el Kabir Sani said that the country had been through so much vices and there was need to clean and sanitise the country against corrupt and bad leadership Eid Mubarak is a period of togetherness sacrifice and humility and it is a time for us as Nigerians to imbibe the virtues of sacrifice patience and humility We know we have been through a lot as a people we have suffered extreme insecurities corruption by evil men but ADP is coming to sanitise Nigeria Having a team like Pastor Udo and I as president and vice president we will change the narrative of our nation And ahead of 2023 and in readiness of party campaigns l think it is safe to say that ADP is coming to sanitise Nigeria So when we say ADP our response should be sanitise Nigeria because we are coming to sanitise Nigeria truly he said He urged Nigerians to have faith and be patient with humility for the next government which he expressed optimism would be an ADP led administration He advised the current All Progressives Congress APC led government and leaders across spheres to display the fear of God and show Nigerians that they really cared about them This he said would make Nigerians begin to believe more in them and have more faith in God and their leadership He also urged the Muslims to embrace other religions noting that there is a similar aspect in all religions which is God Sani said that there was need to constantly remind Nigerians that the source of the two major religions in the country was one as both religions shared many similarities If you look at all of us by coincidence and by Gods own grace we are people of prayer and faith It is just that in everything that we do we have some people that exploit things and make it to look different from what exactly it is But if we are to understand the two religions there will be no need to fight because each religion picks one aspect of one God and emphasises it and tries to see how it can uplift and popularise it According to him they ensure that more and more people come to accept the idea of one God which is the whole essence of religion So Christianity is not different from Islam and Islam is not different from Judaism all are preaching one God and that is the most important thing in all the things we do he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: ADP coins campaign slogan
    Politics7 months ago

    2023: ADP coins campaign slogan

    Action Democratic Party (ADP) has coined a slogan “Sanitising Nigeria” in readiness for 2023 general elections campaigns. Mr Yabagi Sani, ADP presidential candidate and National Chairman, said this on Monday in Abuja while speaking at an interactive with newsmen to celebrate Eid-el Kabir. Sani said that the country had been through so much vices and there was need to clean and sanitise the country against corrupt and bad leadership. “Eid-Mubarak is a period of togetherness, sacrifice and humility and it is a time for us as Nigerians to imbibe the virtues of sacrifice, patience and humility. “We know we have been through a lot as a people, we have suffered extreme insecurities, corruption by evil men, but ADP is coming to sanitise Nigeria. “Having a team like  Pastor Udo and I as president and vice president, we will change the narrative of our nation. “And ahead of 2023 and in readiness of party campaigns, l think it is safe to say that ADP is coming to sanitise Nigeria. “So when we say ADP, our response should be sanitise Nigeria, because we are coming to sanitise Nigeria truly,” he said. He urged Nigerians to have faith and be patient with humility for the next government, which he expressed optimism would be an ADP-led administration. He advised the current All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government and leaders across spheres to display the fear of God and show Nigerians that they really cared about them. This, he said, would make Nigerians begin to believe more in them and have more faith in God and their leadership. He also urged the Muslims to embrace other religions noting that there is a similar aspect in all religions, which is God. Sani said that there was need to constantly remind Nigerians that the source of the two major religions in the country was one as both religions shared many similarities. “If you look at all of us by coincidence and by Gods own grace, we are people of prayer and faith. “It is just that in everything that we do, we have some people that exploit things and make it to look different from what exactly it is. “But if we are to understand the two religions, there will be no need to fight because each religion picks one aspect of one God and emphasises it and tries to see how it can uplift and popularise it. According to him, they ensure that more and more people come to accept the idea of one God, which is the whole essence of religion. “So, Christianity is not different from Islam, and Islam is not different from Judaism; all are preaching one God and that is the most important thing in all the things we do,” he said. NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   Representing the main energy event in the region MSGBC Oil Gas amp Power https bit ly 3ADPesa which will take place from September 1 to 2 2022 in Dakar serves as the official gateway to make businesses throughout the MSGBC watershed Organized by Africa s leading investment platform for the energy sector Energy Capital amp Power ECP https EnergyCapitalPower com the conference unites regional players and policy makers with global investors presenting the perfect platform to obtain information on new and existing project developments sign investment agreements and establish associations that serve to fuel the growth of the MSGBC market Regional Opportunities Showcase Whether you are an international player looking to expand your presence in Africa or a regional company or stakeholder looking to learn about new opportunities MSGBC Oil Gas amp Power 2022 serves as the official platform to drive business across the MSGBC basin Through panel discussions on stage interviews and market driven forums the event offers unparalleled insight into the regional energy space on the back end of industry focused dialogue Innovative exhibits showcase the best that MSGBC Energy has to offer giving delegates a first hand look at projects new technologies and active players Whether it be his vision of the 3 8 billion transnational development of Greater Tortue Ahmeyim the 500 million barrel Sangomar project or the 10 GW Nour Project green hydrogen development MSGBC Oil Gas amp Power 2022 represents the official place for up to date information How to do business on MSGBC Despite efforts to integrate regional energy markets the MSGBC states are diverse with operating environments based on a separate set of national rules For international players participation in MSGBC Oil Gas amp Power 2022 will ensure understanding of regional policies exploration and production regulations and local content specifications all vital to ensuring a high return on investment and successful development of projects Meanwhile for regional players looking to expand their presence transnationally the conference will be particularly important for understanding the regional operating landscape Focused on regional cooperation and market integration MSGBC Oil Gas amp Power 2022 is committed to driving business throughout the region and offers first hand insights into doing business throughout the MSGBC region Where investors meet potential partners With the MSGBC hydrocarbon rush comes an influx of investor interest as financiers from across the regional and global market turn their attention to new and existing energy developments throughout the region Stepping into this picture the MSGBC Oil Gas amp Power conference and exhibition serves as the official meeting place not only for MSGBC energy players but also for global investors and regional stakeholders At a time when opportunities are emerging across the industry and value chain the conference provides the perfect networking platform where investors can learn firsthand about MSGBC opportunities and partners With just under two months to go investor delegations from Africa as well as from Europe Asia the Americas Australia and the Middle East have already confirmed their attendance and participation taking advantage of the engagement opportunities present at the Dakar conference this September During 2021 2 5 billion worth of deals were signed at ECP events and with a renewed investment focus MSGBC Oil Gas amp Power 2022 is well positioned to facilitate further investment in the MSGBC region thereby unlocking business and accelerating the socioeconomic in the years to come
    MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2022 Unlocks Regional Business Opportunities
      Representing the main energy event in the region MSGBC Oil Gas amp Power https bit ly 3ADPesa which will take place from September 1 to 2 2022 in Dakar serves as the official gateway to make businesses throughout the MSGBC watershed Organized by Africa s leading investment platform for the energy sector Energy Capital amp Power ECP https EnergyCapitalPower com the conference unites regional players and policy makers with global investors presenting the perfect platform to obtain information on new and existing project developments sign investment agreements and establish associations that serve to fuel the growth of the MSGBC market Regional Opportunities Showcase Whether you are an international player looking to expand your presence in Africa or a regional company or stakeholder looking to learn about new opportunities MSGBC Oil Gas amp Power 2022 serves as the official platform to drive business across the MSGBC basin Through panel discussions on stage interviews and market driven forums the event offers unparalleled insight into the regional energy space on the back end of industry focused dialogue Innovative exhibits showcase the best that MSGBC Energy has to offer giving delegates a first hand look at projects new technologies and active players Whether it be his vision of the 3 8 billion transnational development of Greater Tortue Ahmeyim the 500 million barrel Sangomar project or the 10 GW Nour Project green hydrogen development MSGBC Oil Gas amp Power 2022 represents the official place for up to date information How to do business on MSGBC Despite efforts to integrate regional energy markets the MSGBC states are diverse with operating environments based on a separate set of national rules For international players participation in MSGBC Oil Gas amp Power 2022 will ensure understanding of regional policies exploration and production regulations and local content specifications all vital to ensuring a high return on investment and successful development of projects Meanwhile for regional players looking to expand their presence transnationally the conference will be particularly important for understanding the regional operating landscape Focused on regional cooperation and market integration MSGBC Oil Gas amp Power 2022 is committed to driving business throughout the region and offers first hand insights into doing business throughout the MSGBC region Where investors meet potential partners With the MSGBC hydrocarbon rush comes an influx of investor interest as financiers from across the regional and global market turn their attention to new and existing energy developments throughout the region Stepping into this picture the MSGBC Oil Gas amp Power conference and exhibition serves as the official meeting place not only for MSGBC energy players but also for global investors and regional stakeholders At a time when opportunities are emerging across the industry and value chain the conference provides the perfect networking platform where investors can learn firsthand about MSGBC opportunities and partners With just under two months to go investor delegations from Africa as well as from Europe Asia the Americas Australia and the Middle East have already confirmed their attendance and participation taking advantage of the engagement opportunities present at the Dakar conference this September During 2021 2 5 billion worth of deals were signed at ECP events and with a renewed investment focus MSGBC Oil Gas amp Power 2022 is well positioned to facilitate further investment in the MSGBC region thereby unlocking business and accelerating the socioeconomic in the years to come
    MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2022 Unlocks Regional Business Opportunities
    Africa7 months ago

    MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2022 Unlocks Regional Business Opportunities

    Representing the main energy event in the region, MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power (https://bit.ly/3ADPesa), which will take place from September 1 to 2, 2022 in Dakar, serves as the official gateway to make businesses throughout the MSGBC watershed. . Organized by Africa's leading investment platform for the energy sector, Energy Capital & Power (ECP) (https://EnergyCapitalPower.com/), the conference unites regional players and policy makers with global investors, presenting the perfect platform to obtain information on new and existing project developments, sign investment agreements and establish associations that serve to fuel the growth of the MSGBC market.

    Regional Opportunities Showcase

    Whether you are an international player looking to expand your presence in Africa, or a regional company or stakeholder looking to learn about new opportunities, MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2022 serves as the official platform to drive business across the MSGBC basin. . Through panel discussions, on-stage interviews and market-driven forums, the event offers unparalleled insight into the regional energy space on the back end of industry-focused dialogue. Innovative exhibits showcase the best that MSGBC Energy has to offer, giving delegates a first-hand look at projects, new technologies and active players. Whether it be his vision of the $3.8 billion transnational development of Greater Tortue Ahmeyim; the 500 million barrel Sangomar project; or the 10 GW Nour Project green hydrogen development, MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2022 represents the official place for up-to-date information.

    How to do business on MSGBC

    Despite efforts to integrate regional energy markets, the MSGBC states are diverse, with operating environments based on a separate set of national rules. For international players, participation in MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2022 will ensure understanding of regional policies, exploration and production regulations, and local content specifications, all vital to ensuring a high return on investment and successful development. of projects. Meanwhile, for regional players looking to expand their presence transnationally, the conference will be particularly important for understanding the regional operating landscape. Focused on regional cooperation and market integration, MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2022 is committed to driving business throughout the region and offers first-hand insights into doing business throughout the MSGBC region.

    Where investors meet potential partners

    With the MSGBC hydrocarbon rush comes an influx of investor interest, as financiers from across the regional and global market turn their attention to new and existing energy developments throughout the region. Stepping into this picture, the MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power conference and exhibition serves as the official meeting place, not only for MSGBC energy players, but also for global investors and regional stakeholders. At a time when opportunities are emerging across the industry and value chain, the conference provides the perfect networking platform where investors can learn firsthand about MSGBC opportunities and partners.

    With just under two months to go, investor delegations from Africa, as well as from Europe, Asia, the Americas, Australia and the Middle East have already confirmed their attendance and participation, taking advantage of the engagement opportunities present at the Dakar conference this September. During 2021, $2.5 billion worth of deals were signed at ECP events and, with a renewed investment focus, MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2022 is well positioned to facilitate further investment in the MSGBC region, thereby unlocking business and accelerating the socioeconomic in the years to come.

  •  Mr Yabagi Sani Presidential Candidate of the Action Democratic Party ADP has picked Pastor Okey Udo as his running mate for the 2023 general elections Sani also National chairman ADP said this at a ceremony on Thursday in Abuja We are here to witness the performance of a ceremony highlighting the ADP s fulfilment of a constitutional requirement which makes it mandatory for presidential and governorship candidates to be paired with running mates From among the many eminently qualified members of the party Pastor Okey Udo was unanimously chosen by all in the selection panel in recognition of his outstanding qualities His track record of dedicated and selfless commitment to the party over the years and with the comportment and dispositions of someone who lives true to his calling as a Cleric Pastor Okey Udo also as the National Treasurer of the party has the uncommon traits of prudence probity and honesty in the management of the finances and other assets in his custody he said Sani added Especially in a climate where brazen corruption and mindlessness looting of the nation s treasury have become endemic Nigerians of his discipline and integrity have become rare and precious commodity to be treasured encouraged and elevated to positions of leadership Speaking Udo expressed joy at the development I am profoundly thankful to the good Lord for finding me fit and suitable to be bestowed with the privilege and honour to serve as the Vice Presidential candidate of our great party in the nation s 2023 general elections For recognizing and singling me out of the multitude of options available I thank very immensely our indefatigable visionary dynamic and motivational leader the National Chairman and the Presidential standard bearer of our party I have come a long way working under your able leadership in our chosen project of building a credible political vanguard based on the genuine foundation of democracy national integration unity peace security stability and prosperity of our beloved country And having worked at close range with you for as long as all these years I promise to deliver on my mandate as Vice President when elected he said He thanked the party National Working Committee and the National Executive Committee for the love and confidence shown by unanimously supporting his selection as the presidential running mate NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ADP presidential candidate picks Pastor Udo as running mate
     Mr Yabagi Sani Presidential Candidate of the Action Democratic Party ADP has picked Pastor Okey Udo as his running mate for the 2023 general elections Sani also National chairman ADP said this at a ceremony on Thursday in Abuja We are here to witness the performance of a ceremony highlighting the ADP s fulfilment of a constitutional requirement which makes it mandatory for presidential and governorship candidates to be paired with running mates From among the many eminently qualified members of the party Pastor Okey Udo was unanimously chosen by all in the selection panel in recognition of his outstanding qualities His track record of dedicated and selfless commitment to the party over the years and with the comportment and dispositions of someone who lives true to his calling as a Cleric Pastor Okey Udo also as the National Treasurer of the party has the uncommon traits of prudence probity and honesty in the management of the finances and other assets in his custody he said Sani added Especially in a climate where brazen corruption and mindlessness looting of the nation s treasury have become endemic Nigerians of his discipline and integrity have become rare and precious commodity to be treasured encouraged and elevated to positions of leadership Speaking Udo expressed joy at the development I am profoundly thankful to the good Lord for finding me fit and suitable to be bestowed with the privilege and honour to serve as the Vice Presidential candidate of our great party in the nation s 2023 general elections For recognizing and singling me out of the multitude of options available I thank very immensely our indefatigable visionary dynamic and motivational leader the National Chairman and the Presidential standard bearer of our party I have come a long way working under your able leadership in our chosen project of building a credible political vanguard based on the genuine foundation of democracy national integration unity peace security stability and prosperity of our beloved country And having worked at close range with you for as long as all these years I promise to deliver on my mandate as Vice President when elected he said He thanked the party National Working Committee and the National Executive Committee for the love and confidence shown by unanimously supporting his selection as the presidential running mate NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ADP presidential candidate picks Pastor Udo as running mate
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    ADP presidential candidate picks Pastor Udo as running mate

    Mr Yabagi Sani, Presidential Candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), has picked Pastor Okey Udo, as his running mate for the 2023 general elections. Sani, also National chairman, ADP said this at a ceremony on Thursday in Abuja. “We are here to witness the performance of a ceremony highlighting the ADP’s fulfilment of a constitutional requirement which makes it mandatory for presidential and governorship candidates to be paired with running mates. “From among the many eminently qualified members of the party, Pastor Okey Udo was unanimously chosen by all in the selection panel in recognition of his outstanding qualities. “His track record of dedicated and selfless commitment to the party over the years and with the comportment and dispositions of someone who lives true to his calling as a Cleric. “Pastor Okey Udo, also as the National Treasurer of the party, has the uncommon traits of prudence, probity, and honesty in the management of the finances and other assets in his custody,” he said. Sani added:“ Especially in a climate where brazen corruption and mindlessness looting of the nation’s treasury have become endemic. “Nigerians of his discipline and integrity have become rare and precious commodity to be treasured, encouraged, and elevated to positions of leadership.” Speaking, Udo expressed joy at the development. “I am profoundly thankful to the good Lord for finding me fit and suitable to be bestowed with the privilege and honour to serve as the Vice Presidential candidate of our great party in the nation’s 2023 general elections. “For recognizing and singling me out of the multitude of options available, I thank very immensely our indefatigable, visionary, dynamic, and motivational leader, the National Chairman, and the Presidential standard-bearer of our party. “I have come a long way, working under your able leadership in our chosen project of building a credible political vanguard based on the genuine foundation of democracy, national integration, unity, peace, security, stability, and prosperity of our beloved country. “And having worked at close range with you for as long as all these years, I promise to deliver on my mandate as Vice President when elected,” he said. He thanked the party National Working Committee and the National Executive Committee for the love and confidence shown by unanimously supporting his selection as the presidential running mate. NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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