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  •   The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO today received an 83 million contribution from the United States of America designed to strengthen the agency s emergency and resilience programs in Ethiopia Afghanistan and Sudan as well as in Haiti the Dominican Republic Burkina Faso the Sahel and the West African region It follows a recent 80 million commitment from the United States Agency for International Development USAID focused specifically on improving food security and nutrition in Afghanistan We thank the United States of America for this important contribution to the FAO mandate said FAO Director General QU Dongyu Safeguarding the rural livelihoods of the vulnerable is critical to averting disasters and saving lives through the development of local production Such financing is essential to respond quickly and on a large scale in contexts of food crises Given its mandate to end hunger its long standing country presence and its substantial knowledge and experience in both humanitarian and development contexts FAO has a unique role to play in preventing and addressing acute hunger and helping to reduce hunger countries that are experiencing food crises to return to a path of growth and prosperity Protecting livelihoods by providing emergency agricultural assistance from the onset of a crisis enables people to produce food and earn income while rapid and efficient response to agricultural threats and emergencies saves lives promotes recovery and bridges the gap between dependency on food assistance and autonomy dependence The new contribution was announced by Ambassador Cindy McCain Permanent Representative of the United States of America to UN agencies in Rome The funds are designed to improve food availability and access in crisis contexts by providing aid and technical assistance to smallholder farmers and livestock dependent communities focusing on crop and livestock production The United States of America has been the largest resource partner of FAO s humanitarian and resilience program since 2017 The latest contribution part of annual support from USAID s Office of Humanitarian Assistance represents a threefold increase in funding from the last year Strengthening emergency and resilience efforts FAO s work in Ethiopia will receive 32 million in emergency support to improve agricultural production in the Tigray region where conflict is a key driver of severe food shortages FAO is already increasing the urgent delivery of fertilizers in the northern region of Ethiopia to help farmers plant their fields in the middle of the crucial planting season The new funds will facilitate the targeted distribution of agricultural inputs such as fertilizers and seeds and the training of 344 000 households involving approximately 1 720 000 people in the application and handling of fertilizers good agronomic practices post harvest handling and added value An additional 30 million of the US contribution announced today has been earmarked for emergency livelihood assistance to safeguard food and nutrition security in Afghanistan where local food production and The most vulnerable rural families have been affected by multiple shocks including subsequent droughts and a deepening economic crisis More than 70 percent of Afghans live in rural areas and millions of men women and children could face catastrophe by 2022 unless agricultural and livestock production is continuously supported FAO plans to use the funds there to improve the food and nutrition security status of 2 065 000 vulnerable and marginalized people through the distribution of Winter Wheat Crop Packages a Livestock Protection Package for herders in areas affected by drought and cash transfers for multiple purposes to households without access to land and limited labor within the family An additional 15 million has been earmarked to bolster food security and livelihoods in Sudan while the remaining amounts will go to people in need in Burkina Faso and the West African region and help mitigate the impact of a swine fever outbreak African in Haiti and the Dominican Republic
    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) appreciates the contribution of the United States of America (USA) of million to emergency and resilience programs
      The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO today received an 83 million contribution from the United States of America designed to strengthen the agency s emergency and resilience programs in Ethiopia Afghanistan and Sudan as well as in Haiti the Dominican Republic Burkina Faso the Sahel and the West African region It follows a recent 80 million commitment from the United States Agency for International Development USAID focused specifically on improving food security and nutrition in Afghanistan We thank the United States of America for this important contribution to the FAO mandate said FAO Director General QU Dongyu Safeguarding the rural livelihoods of the vulnerable is critical to averting disasters and saving lives through the development of local production Such financing is essential to respond quickly and on a large scale in contexts of food crises Given its mandate to end hunger its long standing country presence and its substantial knowledge and experience in both humanitarian and development contexts FAO has a unique role to play in preventing and addressing acute hunger and helping to reduce hunger countries that are experiencing food crises to return to a path of growth and prosperity Protecting livelihoods by providing emergency agricultural assistance from the onset of a crisis enables people to produce food and earn income while rapid and efficient response to agricultural threats and emergencies saves lives promotes recovery and bridges the gap between dependency on food assistance and autonomy dependence The new contribution was announced by Ambassador Cindy McCain Permanent Representative of the United States of America to UN agencies in Rome The funds are designed to improve food availability and access in crisis contexts by providing aid and technical assistance to smallholder farmers and livestock dependent communities focusing on crop and livestock production The United States of America has been the largest resource partner of FAO s humanitarian and resilience program since 2017 The latest contribution part of annual support from USAID s Office of Humanitarian Assistance represents a threefold increase in funding from the last year Strengthening emergency and resilience efforts FAO s work in Ethiopia will receive 32 million in emergency support to improve agricultural production in the Tigray region where conflict is a key driver of severe food shortages FAO is already increasing the urgent delivery of fertilizers in the northern region of Ethiopia to help farmers plant their fields in the middle of the crucial planting season The new funds will facilitate the targeted distribution of agricultural inputs such as fertilizers and seeds and the training of 344 000 households involving approximately 1 720 000 people in the application and handling of fertilizers good agronomic practices post harvest handling and added value An additional 30 million of the US contribution announced today has been earmarked for emergency livelihood assistance to safeguard food and nutrition security in Afghanistan where local food production and The most vulnerable rural families have been affected by multiple shocks including subsequent droughts and a deepening economic crisis More than 70 percent of Afghans live in rural areas and millions of men women and children could face catastrophe by 2022 unless agricultural and livestock production is continuously supported FAO plans to use the funds there to improve the food and nutrition security status of 2 065 000 vulnerable and marginalized people through the distribution of Winter Wheat Crop Packages a Livestock Protection Package for herders in areas affected by drought and cash transfers for multiple purposes to households without access to land and limited labor within the family An additional 15 million has been earmarked to bolster food security and livelihoods in Sudan while the remaining amounts will go to people in need in Burkina Faso and the West African region and help mitigate the impact of a swine fever outbreak African in Haiti and the Dominican Republic
    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) appreciates the contribution of the United States of America (USA) of million to emergency and resilience programs
    Africa1 month ago

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) appreciates the contribution of the United States of America (USA) of $83 million to emergency and resilience programs

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today received an $83 million contribution from the United States of America designed to strengthen the agency's emergency and resilience programs in Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Sudan, as well as in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Burkina Faso, the Sahel and the West African region.

    It follows a recent $80 million commitment from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) focused specifically on improving food security and nutrition in Afghanistan.

    "We thank the United States of America for this important contribution to the FAO mandate," said FAO Director-General QU Dongyu.

    “Safeguarding the rural livelihoods of the vulnerable is critical to averting disasters and saving lives through the development of local production.

    Such financing is essential to respond quickly and on a large scale in contexts of food crises”.

    Given its mandate to end hunger, its long-standing country presence, and its substantial knowledge and experience in both humanitarian and development contexts, FAO has a unique role to play in preventing and addressing acute hunger and helping to reduce hunger.

    countries that are experiencing food crises to return to a path of growth and prosperity.

    Protecting livelihoods by providing emergency agricultural assistance from the onset of a crisis enables people to produce food and earn income, while rapid and efficient response to agricultural threats and emergencies saves lives, promotes recovery and bridges the gap between dependency on food assistance and autonomy.

    -dependence.

    The new contribution was announced by Ambassador Cindy McCain, Permanent Representative of the United States of America to UN agencies in Rome. The funds are designed to improve food availability and access in crisis contexts by providing aid and technical assistance to smallholder farmers and livestock-dependent communities, focusing on crop and livestock production.

    The United States of America has been the largest resource partner of FAO's humanitarian and resilience program since 2017.

    The latest contribution, part of annual support from USAID's Office of Humanitarian Assistance, represents a threefold increase in funding from the last year.

    Strengthening emergency and resilience efforts FAO's work in Ethiopia will receive $32 million in emergency support to improve agricultural production in the Tigray region, where conflict is a key driver of severe food shortages.

    FAO is already increasing the urgent delivery of fertilizers in the northern region of Ethiopia to help farmers plant their fields in the middle of the crucial planting season.

    The new funds will facilitate the targeted distribution of agricultural inputs, such as fertilizers and seeds, and the training of 344,000 households (involving approximately 1,720,000 people) in the application and handling of fertilizers, good agronomic practices, post-harvest handling and added value.

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    An additional $30 million of the US contribution announced today has been earmarked for emergency livelihood assistance to safeguard food and nutrition security in Afghanistan, where local food production and The most vulnerable rural families have been affected by multiple shocks, including subsequent droughts and a deepening economic crisis.

    More than 70 percent of Afghans live in rural areas, and millions of men, women and children could face catastrophe by 2022 unless agricultural and livestock production is continuously supported.

    FAO plans to use the funds there to improve the food and nutrition security status of 2,065,000 vulnerable and marginalized people through the distribution of Winter Wheat Crop Packages, a Livestock Protection Package for herders in areas affected by drought and cash transfers for multiple purposes.

    to households without access to land and limited labor within the family.

    An additional $15 million has been earmarked to bolster food security and livelihoods in Sudan, while the remaining amounts will go to people in need in Burkina Faso and the West African region and help mitigate the impact of a swine fever outbreak.

    African in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

  •   Following the recommendations of the Court of Appeal for the appointment of three special judges of appeal to hear the case of EEEL against Vijay Construction Pty Ltd the President of the Republic of Seychelles Mr Wavel Ramkalawan received the recommendations of the Appointments Authority Constitutional Courts CAA and has accordingly appointed Judge Winston Anderson as chairman of the panel and two other members Judge Carl Singh and Judge William Young to hear the case and make a final determination Justice Winston Anderson Chairman of the ad hoc appellate panel of judges is a judge of the Caribbean Court of Justice CCJ which is the highest court on civil constitutional and criminal appeals for four sovereign states Barbados Belize Dominica and Guiana He has been a CCJ Judge for twelve 12 years and is now the third longest serving Judge on the Court Justice William Young has served on the High Court the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of New Zealand Sir William is an Honorary Fellow of the Middle Temple and an Honorary Fellow of Gonville and Caius College Cambridge He has an honorary doctorate in law from the University of Canterbury Justice Carl Singh has served in the Supreme Court of Guyana followed by Chief Justice of Guyana and later in the Office of the Chancellor and Chief of the Guyana Judiciary He was also Professor and Head of the Department of Law at the University of Guyana
    Seychelles: Appointment of ad-hoc appellate judges
      Following the recommendations of the Court of Appeal for the appointment of three special judges of appeal to hear the case of EEEL against Vijay Construction Pty Ltd the President of the Republic of Seychelles Mr Wavel Ramkalawan received the recommendations of the Appointments Authority Constitutional Courts CAA and has accordingly appointed Judge Winston Anderson as chairman of the panel and two other members Judge Carl Singh and Judge William Young to hear the case and make a final determination Justice Winston Anderson Chairman of the ad hoc appellate panel of judges is a judge of the Caribbean Court of Justice CCJ which is the highest court on civil constitutional and criminal appeals for four sovereign states Barbados Belize Dominica and Guiana He has been a CCJ Judge for twelve 12 years and is now the third longest serving Judge on the Court Justice William Young has served on the High Court the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of New Zealand Sir William is an Honorary Fellow of the Middle Temple and an Honorary Fellow of Gonville and Caius College Cambridge He has an honorary doctorate in law from the University of Canterbury Justice Carl Singh has served in the Supreme Court of Guyana followed by Chief Justice of Guyana and later in the Office of the Chancellor and Chief of the Guyana Judiciary He was also Professor and Head of the Department of Law at the University of Guyana
    Seychelles: Appointment of ad-hoc appellate judges
    Africa2 months ago

    Seychelles: Appointment of ad-hoc appellate judges

    Following the recommendations of the Court of Appeal for the appointment of three special judges of appeal to hear the case of EEEL against Vijay Construction Pty Ltd, the President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr. Wavel Ramkalawan, received the recommendations of the Appointments Authority Constitutional Courts (CAA) and has accordingly appointed Judge Winston Anderson as chairman of the panel and two other members, Judge Carl Singh and Judge William Young, to hear the case and make a final determination.

    Justice Winston Anderson (Chairman of the ad-hoc appellate panel of judges) is a judge of the Caribbean Court of Justice ("CCJ"), which is the highest court on civil, constitutional and criminal appeals for four sovereign states: Barbados, Belize, Dominica and Guiana.

    He has been a CCJ Judge for twelve (12) years and is now the third longest serving Judge on the Court.

    Justice William Young has served on the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of New Zealand.

    Sir William is an Honorary Fellow of the Middle Temple and an Honorary Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.

    He has an honorary doctorate in law from the University of Canterbury.

    Justice Carl Singh has served in the Supreme Court of Guyana, followed by Chief Justice of Guyana, and later in the Office of the Chancellor and Chief of the Guyana Judiciary.

    He was also Professor and Head of the Department of Law at the University of Guyana.

  •  A week of gang violence in Haiti s capital has left at least 89 dead a human rights group said on Wednesday as high prices fuel shortages and gang wars accelerate a brutal downward spiral in the situation in Haiti security in Port au Prince Riots broke out on July 7 between two rival factions in Cit Soleil an impoverished and densely populated neighborhood in Port au Prince As gunfire crackled through the slums for nearly a week understaffed and ill equipped police failed to intervene while international humanitarian organizations struggled to deliver crucial food supplies and medical care to victims Thousands of families living in the slums that have sprung up here over the last four decades had no choice but to hide inside their homes unable to get food or water and with many houses made of sheet metal scores of residents They were victims of stray bullets At least 89 people were killed and another 16 are missing in last week s violence the National Human Rights Defense Network said in a statement adding that another 74 people suffered gunshot or knife wounds Mumuza Muhindo head of the local M decins Sans Fronti res mission urged all fighters on Wednesday to allow medics safe access to Brooklyn an area of Cite Soleil hardest hit by the violence Despite the danger Muhindo said his group has operated on an average of 15 patients a day since last Friday He said his colleagues have seen burned and decomposing bodies along a highway leading into the Brooklyn neighborhood possibly gang members killed in the clashes or people trying to flee It s a real battlefield Muhindo said It is impossible to estimate how many people have died Fuel crisisCite Soleil hosts an oil terminal that supplies the capital and all of northern Haiti so the fighting has had a devastating effect on the region s economy and people s daily lives Gas stations in Port au Prince have no gasoline to sell causing prices on the black market to skyrocket Outraged motorcycle taxi drivers erected barricades on some of the city s main roads on Wednesday and residents were only able to make short motorcycle trips within their neighborhoods according to AFP journalists on site That further complicates its already dangerous situation Haiti has witnessed a wave of mass kidnappings in recent years as gangs kidnap people from all walks of life including foreigners off the streets Emboldened by police inaction the gangs have become increasingly brazen in recent weeks At least 155 kidnappings occurred in June compared to 118 in May according to a report by the Center for Analysis and Research on Human Rights released Wednesday A significant increase in hunger Crushing poverty and widespread violence are causing many Haitians to flee to the Dominican Republic with which Haiti shares a border or to the United States With no money or visas many of them risk their lives boarding makeshift boats in hopes of reaching Florida Many end up in Cuba or the Bahamas or are seized at sea by US authorities and returned home More than 1 200 undocumented immigrants were sent back to Haiti in the month of June alone according to government figures When they return they have to face the poverty they tried to escape and annual inflation of 20 percent which economists warn could rise further to 30 percent due to the global fallout from Russia s war in Ukraine We are seeing a significant increase in hunger in the capital and in the south of the country with Port au Prince being the most affected Jean Martin Bauer director of the World Food Program said on Tuesday Nearly half of Haiti s 11 million people already face food shortages including 1 3 million facing a humanitarian emergency which precedes famine according to UN estimates But the violence interferes with efforts to help them too the WFP trying to bypass the Port au Prince areas seeks to deliver aid to the south and north of the country by air and sea
    Nearly 90 dead in Haiti gang violence, as country slides into chaos
     A week of gang violence in Haiti s capital has left at least 89 dead a human rights group said on Wednesday as high prices fuel shortages and gang wars accelerate a brutal downward spiral in the situation in Haiti security in Port au Prince Riots broke out on July 7 between two rival factions in Cit Soleil an impoverished and densely populated neighborhood in Port au Prince As gunfire crackled through the slums for nearly a week understaffed and ill equipped police failed to intervene while international humanitarian organizations struggled to deliver crucial food supplies and medical care to victims Thousands of families living in the slums that have sprung up here over the last four decades had no choice but to hide inside their homes unable to get food or water and with many houses made of sheet metal scores of residents They were victims of stray bullets At least 89 people were killed and another 16 are missing in last week s violence the National Human Rights Defense Network said in a statement adding that another 74 people suffered gunshot or knife wounds Mumuza Muhindo head of the local M decins Sans Fronti res mission urged all fighters on Wednesday to allow medics safe access to Brooklyn an area of Cite Soleil hardest hit by the violence Despite the danger Muhindo said his group has operated on an average of 15 patients a day since last Friday He said his colleagues have seen burned and decomposing bodies along a highway leading into the Brooklyn neighborhood possibly gang members killed in the clashes or people trying to flee It s a real battlefield Muhindo said It is impossible to estimate how many people have died Fuel crisisCite Soleil hosts an oil terminal that supplies the capital and all of northern Haiti so the fighting has had a devastating effect on the region s economy and people s daily lives Gas stations in Port au Prince have no gasoline to sell causing prices on the black market to skyrocket Outraged motorcycle taxi drivers erected barricades on some of the city s main roads on Wednesday and residents were only able to make short motorcycle trips within their neighborhoods according to AFP journalists on site That further complicates its already dangerous situation Haiti has witnessed a wave of mass kidnappings in recent years as gangs kidnap people from all walks of life including foreigners off the streets Emboldened by police inaction the gangs have become increasingly brazen in recent weeks At least 155 kidnappings occurred in June compared to 118 in May according to a report by the Center for Analysis and Research on Human Rights released Wednesday A significant increase in hunger Crushing poverty and widespread violence are causing many Haitians to flee to the Dominican Republic with which Haiti shares a border or to the United States With no money or visas many of them risk their lives boarding makeshift boats in hopes of reaching Florida Many end up in Cuba or the Bahamas or are seized at sea by US authorities and returned home More than 1 200 undocumented immigrants were sent back to Haiti in the month of June alone according to government figures When they return they have to face the poverty they tried to escape and annual inflation of 20 percent which economists warn could rise further to 30 percent due to the global fallout from Russia s war in Ukraine We are seeing a significant increase in hunger in the capital and in the south of the country with Port au Prince being the most affected Jean Martin Bauer director of the World Food Program said on Tuesday Nearly half of Haiti s 11 million people already face food shortages including 1 3 million facing a humanitarian emergency which precedes famine according to UN estimates But the violence interferes with efforts to help them too the WFP trying to bypass the Port au Prince areas seeks to deliver aid to the south and north of the country by air and sea
    Nearly 90 dead in Haiti gang violence, as country slides into chaos
    Foreign3 months ago

    Nearly 90 dead in Haiti gang violence, as country slides into chaos

    A week of gang violence in Haiti's capital has left at least 89 dead, a human rights group said on Wednesday, as high prices, fuel shortages and gang wars accelerate a brutal downward spiral in the situation in Haiti. security in Port au Prince.

    Riots broke out on July 7 between two rival factions in Cité Soleil, an impoverished and densely populated neighborhood in Port-au-Prince.

    As gunfire crackled through the slums for nearly a week, understaffed and ill-equipped police failed to intervene, while international humanitarian organizations struggled to deliver crucial food supplies and medical care to victims.

    Thousands of families living in the slums that have sprung up here over the last four decades had no choice but to hide inside their homes, unable to get food or water, and, with many houses made of sheet metal, scores of residents They were victims of stray bullets.

    "At least 89 people were killed and another 16 are missing" in last week's violence, the National Human Rights Defense Network said in a statement, adding that another 74 people suffered gunshot or knife wounds.

    Mumuza Muhindo, head of the local Médecins Sans Frontières mission, urged all fighters on Wednesday to allow medics safe access to Brooklyn, an area of ​​Cite Soleil hardest hit by the violence.

    Despite the danger, Muhindo said his group has operated on an average of 15 patients a day since last Friday.

    He said his colleagues have seen burned and decomposing bodies along a highway leading into the Brooklyn neighborhood, possibly gang members killed in the clashes or people trying to flee.

    "It's a real battlefield," Muhindo said. “It is impossible to estimate how many people have died.”

    Fuel crisisCite Soleil hosts an oil terminal that supplies the capital and all of northern Haiti, so the fighting has had a devastating effect on the region's economy and people's daily lives.

    Gas stations in Port-au-Prince have no gasoline to sell, causing prices on the black market to skyrocket.

    Outraged, motorcycle taxi drivers erected barricades on some of the city's main roads on Wednesday, and residents were only able to make short motorcycle trips within their neighborhoods, according to AFP journalists on site.

    That further complicates its already dangerous situation: Haiti has witnessed a wave of mass kidnappings in recent years, as gangs kidnap people from all walks of life, including foreigners, off the streets.

    Emboldened by police inaction, the gangs have become increasingly brazen in recent weeks. At least 155 kidnappings occurred in June, compared to 118 in May, according to a report by the Center for Analysis and Research on Human Rights released Wednesday.

    'A significant increase in hunger' Crushing poverty and widespread violence are causing many Haitians to flee to the Dominican Republic, with which Haiti shares a border, or to the United States.

    With no money or visas, many of them risk their lives boarding makeshift boats in hopes of reaching Florida.

    Many end up in Cuba or the Bahamas, or are seized at sea by US authorities and returned home.

    More than 1,200 undocumented immigrants were sent back to Haiti in the month of June alone, according to government figures.

    When they return, they have to face the poverty they tried to escape and annual inflation of 20 percent, which economists warn could rise further to 30 percent due to the global fallout from Russia's war in Ukraine.

    “We are seeing a significant increase in hunger in the capital and in the south of the country, with Port-au-Prince being the most affected,” Jean-Martin Bauer, director of the World Food Program, said on Tuesday.

    Nearly half of Haiti's 11 million people already face food shortages, including 1.3 million facing a humanitarian emergency, which precedes famine, according to UN estimates.

    But the violence interferes with efforts to help them too: the WFP, trying to bypass the Port-au-Prince areas, seeks to deliver aid to the south and north of the country by air and sea.

  •   Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar led the Pakistani delegation at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting CHOGM held in Kigali Rwanda on June 24 25 2022 Themed Providing a Common Future Connect Innovate and Transform the Summit discussed Commonwealth related issues including post covid economic recovery disruptions caused by the pandemic and conflict the challenge of climate change and sustainable development the promotion of democratic values and fundamental freedoms and the improvement of trade among other issues As head of the Pakistani delegation Minister of State Khar represented Pakistan at the CHOGM plenary Retreat and Intergenerational Dialogue He also actively participated in the Commonwealth Foreign Ministerial Meeting held on June 23 2022 in the run up to the Summit The Minister of State held productive bilateral meetings with the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia as well as the Foreign Ministers of Kenya Tanzania Singapore New Zealand Sierra Leone Jamaica and Dominica and the UK Minister for South Asia the Commonwealth and the UN On the sidelines he interacted with among others Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall President Paul Kagame of Rwanda Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and UN General Assembly President Abdulla Shahid At the Intergenerational Dialogue Pakistan was featured as the Asian Commonwealth member representing the potential of youth along with Canada Barbados and Samoa from the Americas Europe Caribbean and Pacific respectively In a specially recorded video message broadcast on television Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif announced the holding of the 10th Commonwealth Youth Ministerial Meeting in Islamabad in January 2023 The announcement was welcomed by Commonwealth Heads The Summit which was convened after a break of almost four years was one of the largest face to face meetings of Heads of Government since the pandemic It provided a useful opportunity for Member States to take stock and set the organizational agenda for the next two years
    Pakistan participates in Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali
      Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar led the Pakistani delegation at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting CHOGM held in Kigali Rwanda on June 24 25 2022 Themed Providing a Common Future Connect Innovate and Transform the Summit discussed Commonwealth related issues including post covid economic recovery disruptions caused by the pandemic and conflict the challenge of climate change and sustainable development the promotion of democratic values and fundamental freedoms and the improvement of trade among other issues As head of the Pakistani delegation Minister of State Khar represented Pakistan at the CHOGM plenary Retreat and Intergenerational Dialogue He also actively participated in the Commonwealth Foreign Ministerial Meeting held on June 23 2022 in the run up to the Summit The Minister of State held productive bilateral meetings with the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia as well as the Foreign Ministers of Kenya Tanzania Singapore New Zealand Sierra Leone Jamaica and Dominica and the UK Minister for South Asia the Commonwealth and the UN On the sidelines he interacted with among others Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall President Paul Kagame of Rwanda Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and UN General Assembly President Abdulla Shahid At the Intergenerational Dialogue Pakistan was featured as the Asian Commonwealth member representing the potential of youth along with Canada Barbados and Samoa from the Americas Europe Caribbean and Pacific respectively In a specially recorded video message broadcast on television Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif announced the holding of the 10th Commonwealth Youth Ministerial Meeting in Islamabad in January 2023 The announcement was welcomed by Commonwealth Heads The Summit which was convened after a break of almost four years was one of the largest face to face meetings of Heads of Government since the pandemic It provided a useful opportunity for Member States to take stock and set the organizational agenda for the next two years
    Pakistan participates in Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali
    Africa3 months ago

    Pakistan participates in Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali

    Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar led the Pakistani delegation at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) held in Kigali, Rwanda on June 24-25, 2022. Themed ' Providing a Common Future: Connect, Innovate and Transform', the Summit discussed Commonwealth-related issues including post covid economic recovery, disruptions caused by the pandemic and conflict, the challenge of climate change and sustainable development, the promotion of democratic values ​​and fundamental freedoms and the improvement of trade, among other issues.

    As head of the Pakistani delegation, Minister of State Khar represented Pakistan at the CHOGM plenary, Retreat and Intergenerational Dialogue. He also actively participated in the Commonwealth Foreign Ministerial Meeting held on June 23, 2022 in the run-up to the Summit.

    The Minister of State held productive bilateral meetings with the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, as well as the Foreign Ministers of Kenya, Tanzania, Singapore, New Zealand, Sierra Leone, Jamaica and Dominica, and the UK Minister for South Asia, the Commonwealth and the UN.

    On the sidelines, he interacted with, among others, Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall; President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, and UN General Assembly President Abdulla Shahid.

    At the Intergenerational Dialogue, Pakistan was featured as the Asian Commonwealth member representing the potential of youth, along with Canada, Barbados and Samoa from the Americas-Europe, Caribbean and Pacific, respectively. In a specially recorded video message broadcast on television, Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif announced the holding of the 10th Commonwealth Youth Ministerial Meeting in Islamabad in January 2023. The announcement was welcomed by Commonwealth Heads .

    The Summit, which was convened after a break of almost four years, was one of the largest face-to-face meetings of Heads of Government since the pandemic. It provided a useful opportunity for Member States to take stock and set the organizational agenda for the next two years.

  •  President Muhammadu Buhari in the course of the week visited Kigali Rwanda where he participated in the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and also held bilateral talks with world leaders The Nigerian leader who returned to Abuja on Sunday had while in Kigali visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda where he made a passionate appeal to Nigerians to be tolerant of one another and embrace peace for the general good of the society Buhari toured the permanent exhibitions at the Memorial and laid a wreath at the mass graves where more than 250 000 victims of the genocide were buried He also paid tribute to the memory of the victims and prayed for healing for the survivors After the historic visit the president told journalists that a lesson from his visit was the need for Nigerians to continue to be tolerant of one another He added the nation should preserve its own historical antecedents from the Nigeria Civil War 1967 1970 Also on the same day the president held bilateral meetings with Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Prime Minister of Great Britain Boris Johnson on the margins of the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting CHOGM in Kigali Rwanda At the meeting with the Jamaican PM Buhari lauded the relations between Nigeria and Jamaica Our relationship dates back in time to generations ago Thank you for strengthening it particularly on the economic and political fronts he said Also at the bilateral engagement with Prime Minister of Great Britain Buhari again reiterated his resolve to respect the maximum term limit in the Nigerian Constitution The UK PM obviously not quite familiar with Nigeria s maximum two terms limit had asked if President Buhari would run for office again Responding to Johnson s question the Nigerian leader said Another term for me No The first person who tried it didn t end very well On the leader of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra IPOB Nnamdi Kanu not being allowed to see his lawyers privately the president dispelled such insinuation He said the detained separatist was being given every opportunity under the law to justify all the uncomplimentary things he had been saying against Nigeria in Britain The Nigerian leader had on June 24 congratulated Baroness Patricia Scotland on her reappointment as Secretary General of the Commonwealth Leaders of the Commonwealth meeting in Kigali Rwanda on Friday reappointed Scotland by consensus for a further two years to complete the balance of her period in office He commended the purposeful leadership of the Dominican born barrister and diplomat in the last six years The last official engagement of the President in Kigali was his meeting with Nigerians in the Diaspora on the margins of the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting CHOGM on June 26 At the meeting Buhari had hailed Nigerian youths excelling at home and abroad saying the country would welcome inputs and investments from compatriots with international exposure for the economy to thrive He said It gives me great pleasure to be in Kigali Rwanda and to meet with you members of the Nigerian Diaspora as part of my regular meetings with Nigerians wherever I visit other countries Let me begin by congratulating and commending Yewande Adebowale for emerging as one of the top four winners at the Commonwealth Youth competition at the Kigali Startup Festival 2022 at the Commonwealth Youth Forum The News Agency of Nigeria reports that before departing for Kigali on June 22 President Buhari had presided over the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council FEC in the State House Abuja The Council approved N50 billion for rehabilitation of roads in Taraba and Yobe states as well as the construction of injection substations to boost power supply in Gwarinpa area of the Federal Capital Territory NAN reports that N48 4 billion of the amount was approved for roads in Taraba and Yobe while the remaining N1 6 billion was meant for the FCT electrification project The Council also approved the digitisation of the services of the National Social Insurance Trust Fund NSITF to be known as e NSITF Also on June 22 the President via a statement by his media aide Malam Garba Shehu described as unacceptable the recent spate of attacks on Churches in some parts of the country Buhari said the attacks were clear indication that some enemies and wicked people were bent on causing religious tensions in the country The week also featured President Buhari s interview granted to Bloomberg News where the president dismissed the call by the International Monetary Fund IMF and the World Bank to remove fuel subsidy The president remarked that subsidy removal was becoming increasingly untenable Most western countries are today implementing fuel subsidies Why would we remove ours now What is good for the goose is good for the gander He also revealed that the government had earmarked 550 million dollars to provide 20 000 Standalone Solar Systems SHS as well as Solar Hybrid mini grids in over 250 locations He said Take my Presidential Power Initiative PPI a government to government initiative between the Governments of Nigeria and Germany with Siemens AG to upgrade the electricity grid with a 2 billion dollar investment Also the Presidential Media Team in collaboration with a national and international Media Consultant Ata Ikiddeh announced the unveiling of President Muhammadu Buhari s Legacy Projects in a series of online publications NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CHOGM 2022: Buhari returns home from Kigali, lauds Nigerian Youths
     President Muhammadu Buhari in the course of the week visited Kigali Rwanda where he participated in the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and also held bilateral talks with world leaders The Nigerian leader who returned to Abuja on Sunday had while in Kigali visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda where he made a passionate appeal to Nigerians to be tolerant of one another and embrace peace for the general good of the society Buhari toured the permanent exhibitions at the Memorial and laid a wreath at the mass graves where more than 250 000 victims of the genocide were buried He also paid tribute to the memory of the victims and prayed for healing for the survivors After the historic visit the president told journalists that a lesson from his visit was the need for Nigerians to continue to be tolerant of one another He added the nation should preserve its own historical antecedents from the Nigeria Civil War 1967 1970 Also on the same day the president held bilateral meetings with Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Prime Minister of Great Britain Boris Johnson on the margins of the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting CHOGM in Kigali Rwanda At the meeting with the Jamaican PM Buhari lauded the relations between Nigeria and Jamaica Our relationship dates back in time to generations ago Thank you for strengthening it particularly on the economic and political fronts he said Also at the bilateral engagement with Prime Minister of Great Britain Buhari again reiterated his resolve to respect the maximum term limit in the Nigerian Constitution The UK PM obviously not quite familiar with Nigeria s maximum two terms limit had asked if President Buhari would run for office again Responding to Johnson s question the Nigerian leader said Another term for me No The first person who tried it didn t end very well On the leader of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra IPOB Nnamdi Kanu not being allowed to see his lawyers privately the president dispelled such insinuation He said the detained separatist was being given every opportunity under the law to justify all the uncomplimentary things he had been saying against Nigeria in Britain The Nigerian leader had on June 24 congratulated Baroness Patricia Scotland on her reappointment as Secretary General of the Commonwealth Leaders of the Commonwealth meeting in Kigali Rwanda on Friday reappointed Scotland by consensus for a further two years to complete the balance of her period in office He commended the purposeful leadership of the Dominican born barrister and diplomat in the last six years The last official engagement of the President in Kigali was his meeting with Nigerians in the Diaspora on the margins of the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting CHOGM on June 26 At the meeting Buhari had hailed Nigerian youths excelling at home and abroad saying the country would welcome inputs and investments from compatriots with international exposure for the economy to thrive He said It gives me great pleasure to be in Kigali Rwanda and to meet with you members of the Nigerian Diaspora as part of my regular meetings with Nigerians wherever I visit other countries Let me begin by congratulating and commending Yewande Adebowale for emerging as one of the top four winners at the Commonwealth Youth competition at the Kigali Startup Festival 2022 at the Commonwealth Youth Forum The News Agency of Nigeria reports that before departing for Kigali on June 22 President Buhari had presided over the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council FEC in the State House Abuja The Council approved N50 billion for rehabilitation of roads in Taraba and Yobe states as well as the construction of injection substations to boost power supply in Gwarinpa area of the Federal Capital Territory NAN reports that N48 4 billion of the amount was approved for roads in Taraba and Yobe while the remaining N1 6 billion was meant for the FCT electrification project The Council also approved the digitisation of the services of the National Social Insurance Trust Fund NSITF to be known as e NSITF Also on June 22 the President via a statement by his media aide Malam Garba Shehu described as unacceptable the recent spate of attacks on Churches in some parts of the country Buhari said the attacks were clear indication that some enemies and wicked people were bent on causing religious tensions in the country The week also featured President Buhari s interview granted to Bloomberg News where the president dismissed the call by the International Monetary Fund IMF and the World Bank to remove fuel subsidy The president remarked that subsidy removal was becoming increasingly untenable Most western countries are today implementing fuel subsidies Why would we remove ours now What is good for the goose is good for the gander He also revealed that the government had earmarked 550 million dollars to provide 20 000 Standalone Solar Systems SHS as well as Solar Hybrid mini grids in over 250 locations He said Take my Presidential Power Initiative PPI a government to government initiative between the Governments of Nigeria and Germany with Siemens AG to upgrade the electricity grid with a 2 billion dollar investment Also the Presidential Media Team in collaboration with a national and international Media Consultant Ata Ikiddeh announced the unveiling of President Muhammadu Buhari s Legacy Projects in a series of online publications NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CHOGM 2022: Buhari returns home from Kigali, lauds Nigerian Youths
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    CHOGM 2022: Buhari returns home from Kigali, lauds Nigerian Youths

    President Muhammadu Buhari, in the course of the week, visited Kigali, Rwanda, where he participated in the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, and also held bilateral talks with world leaders.

    The Nigerian leader, who returned to Abuja on Sunday, had while in Kigali, visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda where he made a passionate appeal to Nigerians to be tolerant of one another and embrace peace for the general good of the society.

    Buhari toured the permanent exhibitions at the Memorial and laid a wreath at the mass graves where more than 250,000 victims of the genocide were buried.

    He also paid tribute to the memory of the victims and prayed for healing for the survivors.

    After the historic visit, the president told journalists that a lesson from his visit was the need for Nigerians to continue to be tolerant of one another.

    He added the nation should preserve its own historical antecedents from the Nigeria Civil War (1967-1970).

    Also on the same day, the president held bilateral meetings with Jamaican Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, and Prime Minister of Great Britain, Boris Johnson on the margins of the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali, Rwanda.

    At the meeting with the Jamaican PM, Buhari lauded the relations between Nigeria and Jamaica.

    “Our relationship dates back in time, to generations ago. Thank you for strengthening it, particularly on the economic and political fronts,” he said.

    Also at the bilateral engagement with Prime Minister of Great Britain, Buhari again reiterated his resolve to respect the maximum term limit in the Nigerian Constitution.

    The UK PM, obviously not quite familiar with Nigeria’s maximum two terms limit, had asked if President Buhari would run for office again.

    Responding to Johnson’s question, the Nigerian leader said:

    “Another term for me? No! The first person who tried it didn’t end very well.”

    On the leader of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, not being allowed to see his lawyers privately, the president dispelled such insinuation.

    He said the detained separatist was being given every opportunity under the law “to justify all the uncomplimentary things he had been saying against Nigeria in Britain”.

    The Nigerian leader had on June 24, congratulated Baroness Patricia Scotland, on her reappointment as Secretary-General of the Commonwealth.

    Leaders of the Commonwealth meeting in Kigali, Rwanda on Friday reappointed Scotland by consensus for a further two years to complete the balance of her period in office.

    He commended the purposeful leadership of the Dominican-born barrister and diplomat in the last six years.

    The last official engagement of the President in Kigali was his meeting with Nigerians in the Diaspora on the margins of the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM)on June 26.

    At the meeting,  Buhari had hailed Nigerian youths excelling at home and abroad, saying the country would welcome inputs and investments from compatriots with international exposure for the economy to thrive.

    He said: ‘‘It gives me great pleasure to be in Kigali, Rwanda and to meet with you, members of the Nigerian Diaspora as part of my regular meetings with Nigerians wherever I visit other countries.

    ‘‘Let me begin by congratulating and commending Yewande Adebowale for emerging as one of the top four winners at the Commonwealth Youth competition at the Kigali Startup Festival 2022 at the Commonwealth Youth Forum.”

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that before departing for Kigali on June 22, President Buhari had presided over the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in the State House, Abuja.

    The Council approved N50 billion for rehabilitation of roads in Taraba and Yobe states as well as the construction of injection substations to boost power supply in Gwarinpa area of the Federal Capital Territory.

    NAN reports that N48.4 billion of the amount was approved for roads in Taraba and Yobe while the remaining N1.6 billion was meant for the FCT electrification project.

    The  Council also approved the digitisation of the services of the National Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) to be known as e-NSITF.

    Also on June 22, the  President, via a statement by his media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, described as unacceptable the recent spate of attacks on Churches in some parts of the country.

    Buhari said the attacks were clear indication that some enemies and wicked people were bent on causing religious tensions in the country.

    The week also featured President Buhari’s interview, granted to Bloomberg News, where the president dismissed the call by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to remove fuel subsidy.

    The president remarked that subsidy removal was becoming increasingly untenable.

    ”Most western countries are today implementing fuel subsidies. Why would we remove ours now? What is good for the goose is good for the gander!”

    He also revealed that the government had earmarked 550 million dollars to provide 20,000 Standalone Solar Systems (SHS), as well as Solar Hybrid mini-grids in over 250 locations.

    He said: “Take my Presidential Power Initiative (PPI), a government-to-government initiative between the Governments of Nigeria and Germany, with Siemens AG, to upgrade the electricity grid with a 2 billion dollar investment.

    Also, the Presidential Media Team, in collaboration with a national and international Media Consultant, Ata Ikiddeh, announced the unveiling of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Legacy Projects in a series of online publications.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Baroness Patricia Scotland on her reappointment as Secretary General of the Commonwealth Leaders of the Commonwealth meeting in Kigali Rwanda on Friday reappointed Scotland by consensus for a further two years to complete the balance of her period in office In a congratulatory message by his spokesman Mr Femi Adesina on Friday in Abuja the Nigerian leader commended the purposeful leadership of the Dominican born barrister and diplomat in the last six years He lauded her for championing the values of the association in the areas of youth women and childcare trade among others The president expressed delight that under her tenure the organisation is alive to its responsibilities in promoting shared commonwealth values and aspirations He said such aspirations aimed at supporting collective interventions in health climate change environment sustainable energy ocean protection and blue economies small and vulnerable island states good governance rule of law and democracy Buhari also welcomed the various Declarations presented for consideration and adoption during CHOGM 2022 namely the Declaration on Sustainable Urbanisation the Commonwealth Living Lands Charter and the Kigali Declaration on Childcare and Protection Reform According to him the letter and spirit of these declarations are relevant to the common desire and aspirations to promote international peace and security sustainable economic growth development and the rule of law good governance democracy respect for human rights and gender equality The president wished the Secretary General a very successful term in office thanking her for being very supportive of Nigeria during her term in office My firm belief is that the Commonwealth will survive and thrive for as long as the principles of justice and equity remain the cornerstone of our political economic and social contract he added NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CHOGM 2022: Buhari congratulates Patricia Scotland on reappointment, lists expectations for Commonwealth
     President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Baroness Patricia Scotland on her reappointment as Secretary General of the Commonwealth Leaders of the Commonwealth meeting in Kigali Rwanda on Friday reappointed Scotland by consensus for a further two years to complete the balance of her period in office In a congratulatory message by his spokesman Mr Femi Adesina on Friday in Abuja the Nigerian leader commended the purposeful leadership of the Dominican born barrister and diplomat in the last six years He lauded her for championing the values of the association in the areas of youth women and childcare trade among others The president expressed delight that under her tenure the organisation is alive to its responsibilities in promoting shared commonwealth values and aspirations He said such aspirations aimed at supporting collective interventions in health climate change environment sustainable energy ocean protection and blue economies small and vulnerable island states good governance rule of law and democracy Buhari also welcomed the various Declarations presented for consideration and adoption during CHOGM 2022 namely the Declaration on Sustainable Urbanisation the Commonwealth Living Lands Charter and the Kigali Declaration on Childcare and Protection Reform According to him the letter and spirit of these declarations are relevant to the common desire and aspirations to promote international peace and security sustainable economic growth development and the rule of law good governance democracy respect for human rights and gender equality The president wished the Secretary General a very successful term in office thanking her for being very supportive of Nigeria during her term in office My firm belief is that the Commonwealth will survive and thrive for as long as the principles of justice and equity remain the cornerstone of our political economic and social contract he added NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CHOGM 2022: Buhari congratulates Patricia Scotland on reappointment, lists expectations for Commonwealth
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    CHOGM 2022: Buhari congratulates Patricia Scotland on reappointment, lists expectations for Commonwealth

    President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Baroness Patricia Scotland, on her reappointment as Secretary-General of the Commonwealth.

    Leaders of the Commonwealth meeting in Kigali, Rwanda on Friday reappointed Scotland by consensus for a further two years to complete the balance of her period in office.

    In a congratulatory message by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, on Friday in Abuja, the Nigerian leader commended the purposeful leadership of the Dominican-born barrister and diplomat in the last six years.

    He lauded her for championing the values of the association in the areas of youth, women and childcare, trade, among others.

    The president expressed delight that under her tenure the organisation is alive to its responsibilities in promoting shared commonwealth values and aspirations.

    He said such aspirations aimed at supporting collective interventions in health, climate change, environment, sustainable energy, ocean protection and blue economies, small and vulnerable island states, good governance, rule of law and democracy.

    Buhari also welcomed the various Declarations presented for consideration and adoption during CHOGM 2022 namely; the Declaration on Sustainable Urbanisation; the Commonwealth Living Lands Charter; and the Kigali Declaration on Childcare and Protection Reform.

    According to him, the letter and spirit of these declarations are relevant to the common desire and aspirations to promote international peace and security, sustainable economic growth, development and the rule of law, good governance, democracy, respect for human rights and gender equality.

    The president wished the Secretary-General a very successful term in office, thanking her for being very supportive of Nigeria during her term in office.

    ”My firm belief is that the Commonwealth will survive and thrive for as long as the principles of justice and equity remain the cornerstone of our political, economic and social contract,” he added.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  One year after the demise of Prophet Temitope Babatunde Joshua known as TB Joshua followers of the late charismatic preacher on Sunday thronged the Synagogue Church of All Nations SCOAN Ikotun Lagos to celebrate his legacies The event also attended by followers from diverse foreign nations was filled with nostalgia of glamorous and spirit filled worship in the people as it was during the days of TB Joshua The News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos reports that the church has been operating on low key since the passing on of the founder in honour of the departed preacher and philanthropist The first memorial anniversary service had the theme Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Prophet TB Joshua It featured some Nigerian celebrities including popular comedian Ali Baba K C Brown and Tee Mac who entertained people Many foreign gospel ministers who also attended the service included Pastor Freyle from Colombia Pastor William Ghaltas from Bethlehem Pastor Obispo Elvis from the Dominican Republic and Bishop Trevor Williamson and wife from Bahamas Others included Pastor Bernard Mulder of South Africa and Bishop Steven Ogedengbe from Nigeria In his welcome remark at the event Williamson asked the worshippers to celebrate for TB Joshua is not dead but lives on Since the day he exited to the higher realm he has continued to appear to me in dreams with messages of upliftment to the congregation He is with the Lord resting for the mission he accomplished here on earth He is in heaven advocating for you therefore be happy and worship God in its true sense His legacy faith and good works while here speaks volume of a prophet anointed by God to save and serve the people at the global level he said He thanked the leadership of the church especially the president of SCOAN Pastor Evelyn Joshua wife of the late founder for keeping faith and the structural renewal of the church He affirmed that the church would continue the spirital warfare against demons deliverance and humanitarian works aside from other services to the people He added that those services were what the church was known for as the prophet s legacy Phillip Kato a SCOAN worshipper told NAN that to him the presence of TB Joshua was still very much in the Synagogue He might be physically dead but he lives on in the works and charity he did while he was here on Earth Damian Amora said he came all the way from Benin City for the occasion TB Joshua left a huge legacy He touched the lives of many He was a giver He was a healer I believe he walked with the Lord His preaching made positive impact on me I miss him a lot he told NAN Mrs Ajoke Adebanjo said she came from Ibadan to join in the memorial According to her while TB Joshua was alive she got many healings and testimonies from the church by practising the wise teachings of the late prophet and living out what the word of God says in the Bible NAN reports that TB Joshua Nigerian pastor televangelist philanthropist leader and founder of The Synagogue Church of All Nations passed on June 5 2021 at the age of 57 He would have been 58 on June 12 2021 TB Joshua was one of the most controversial and enigmatic Nigerian pastors of our time especially with his preaching style and records of miracle performances In 1987 TB Joshua founded The SCOAN under the bridge that links Ejigbo and Egbe in Lagos State with just few members The church later grew to have large number of members within and outside Nigeria Africa and Latin America He established the Emmanuel TV television station from Lagos which has wide viewership especially as it is on cable TV TB Joshua was a known philanthropist and noted for helping the needy and sponsoring persons Like many influential men TB Joshua was not without controversies On Sept 12 2014 a guesthouse collapsed in the SCOAN s premises in Lagos killing no fewer than 115 people Many speculate he had premonition of his death This is as some of his last memorable words when he spoke during the Emmanuel TV Partners Meeting on Saturday prior to his demise later were Time for everything time to come here for prayer and time to return home after the service According to the Synagogue church Prophet TB Joshua left legacy of service and sacrifice to God s Kingdom of which will continue to live on for generations yet unborn NAN
    TB Joshua: SCOAN worshippers throng Ikotun to celebrate founder’s 1st memorial, legacies
     One year after the demise of Prophet Temitope Babatunde Joshua known as TB Joshua followers of the late charismatic preacher on Sunday thronged the Synagogue Church of All Nations SCOAN Ikotun Lagos to celebrate his legacies The event also attended by followers from diverse foreign nations was filled with nostalgia of glamorous and spirit filled worship in the people as it was during the days of TB Joshua The News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos reports that the church has been operating on low key since the passing on of the founder in honour of the departed preacher and philanthropist The first memorial anniversary service had the theme Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Prophet TB Joshua It featured some Nigerian celebrities including popular comedian Ali Baba K C Brown and Tee Mac who entertained people Many foreign gospel ministers who also attended the service included Pastor Freyle from Colombia Pastor William Ghaltas from Bethlehem Pastor Obispo Elvis from the Dominican Republic and Bishop Trevor Williamson and wife from Bahamas Others included Pastor Bernard Mulder of South Africa and Bishop Steven Ogedengbe from Nigeria In his welcome remark at the event Williamson asked the worshippers to celebrate for TB Joshua is not dead but lives on Since the day he exited to the higher realm he has continued to appear to me in dreams with messages of upliftment to the congregation He is with the Lord resting for the mission he accomplished here on earth He is in heaven advocating for you therefore be happy and worship God in its true sense His legacy faith and good works while here speaks volume of a prophet anointed by God to save and serve the people at the global level he said He thanked the leadership of the church especially the president of SCOAN Pastor Evelyn Joshua wife of the late founder for keeping faith and the structural renewal of the church He affirmed that the church would continue the spirital warfare against demons deliverance and humanitarian works aside from other services to the people He added that those services were what the church was known for as the prophet s legacy Phillip Kato a SCOAN worshipper told NAN that to him the presence of TB Joshua was still very much in the Synagogue He might be physically dead but he lives on in the works and charity he did while he was here on Earth Damian Amora said he came all the way from Benin City for the occasion TB Joshua left a huge legacy He touched the lives of many He was a giver He was a healer I believe he walked with the Lord His preaching made positive impact on me I miss him a lot he told NAN Mrs Ajoke Adebanjo said she came from Ibadan to join in the memorial According to her while TB Joshua was alive she got many healings and testimonies from the church by practising the wise teachings of the late prophet and living out what the word of God says in the Bible NAN reports that TB Joshua Nigerian pastor televangelist philanthropist leader and founder of The Synagogue Church of All Nations passed on June 5 2021 at the age of 57 He would have been 58 on June 12 2021 TB Joshua was one of the most controversial and enigmatic Nigerian pastors of our time especially with his preaching style and records of miracle performances In 1987 TB Joshua founded The SCOAN under the bridge that links Ejigbo and Egbe in Lagos State with just few members The church later grew to have large number of members within and outside Nigeria Africa and Latin America He established the Emmanuel TV television station from Lagos which has wide viewership especially as it is on cable TV TB Joshua was a known philanthropist and noted for helping the needy and sponsoring persons Like many influential men TB Joshua was not without controversies On Sept 12 2014 a guesthouse collapsed in the SCOAN s premises in Lagos killing no fewer than 115 people Many speculate he had premonition of his death This is as some of his last memorable words when he spoke during the Emmanuel TV Partners Meeting on Saturday prior to his demise later were Time for everything time to come here for prayer and time to return home after the service According to the Synagogue church Prophet TB Joshua left legacy of service and sacrifice to God s Kingdom of which will continue to live on for generations yet unborn NAN
    TB Joshua: SCOAN worshippers throng Ikotun to celebrate founder’s 1st memorial, legacies
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    TB Joshua: SCOAN worshippers throng Ikotun to celebrate founder’s 1st memorial, legacies

    One  year after the demise of Prophet Temitope Babatunde Joshua,  known as TB Joshua, followers of the late charismatic preacher on Sunday thronged the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Ikotun, Lagos, to celebrate his legacies.

    The event, also attended by followers from diverse foreign nations, was filled with  nostalgia of glamorous and spirit-filled worship in the people, as it was during the days of TB Joshua.

    The News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos reports that the church has been operating on low-key since the passing on of the founder, in honour of  the departed  preacher and philanthropist.

    The first memorial anniversary service had the theme: “Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Prophet TB Joshua”.

    It  featured some Nigerian celebrities including popular comedian Ali Baba, K C Brown and Tee Mac who entertained people.

    Many foreign gospel ministers who also attended the service included Pastor Freyle from Colombia, Pastor William Ghaltas from Bethlehem,  Pastor Obispo Elvis from the Dominican Republic and Bishop Trevor Williamson and wife from Bahamas.

    Others included Pastor Bernard Mulder of South Africa and Bishop Steven Ogedengbe from Nigeria.

    In his welcome remark at the event, Williamson asked the worshippers to celebrate for ” TB Joshua is not dead, but lives on.

    “Since the day he exited to the higher realm, he has continued to appear to me in dreams with messages of upliftment to the congregation.

    “He is with the Lord resting for the mission he accomplished here on earth.

    “He is in heaven advocating for you, therefore, be happy and worship God in its true sense.

    “His legacy, faith, and good works while here speaks volume of a prophet anointed by God to save and serve the people at the global level,” he said.

    He thanked the leadership of the church especially the president of SCOAN,  Pastor Evelyn Joshua, wife of the late founder for keeping faith and the structural renewal of the church.

    He affirmed that the church would continue the spirital warfare against demons, deliverance and humanitarian works aside from other services to the people.

    He added that those services were what the church was known for as the prophet’s legacy.

    Phillip Kato, a SCOAN worshipper, told NAN that to him, the presence of  TB Joshua was still very much in the Synagogue.

    ” He might be physically dead but he lives on in the works and charity he did while he was here on Earth.”

    Damian Amora said he came all the way from Benin City for the occasion.

    “TB Joshua  left a huge legacy. He touched the lives of many.

    ” He was a giver. He was a healer. I believe he walked with the Lord. His preaching made positive impact on me. I miss him a lot,” he told NAN.

    Mrs Ajoke Adebanjo said she came from Ibadan to join in the memorial.

    According to her, while TB Joshua  was alive, she got many healings and testimonies from the church, by practising the wise teachings of the late prophet and living out what the word of God says in the Bible.

    NAN reports that TB Joshua, Nigerian pastor, televangelist, philanthropist, leader and founder of The Synagogue Church of All Nations, passed on June 5, 2021 at the age of 57.

    He would have been 58 on June 12, 2021.

    TB Joshua was one of the most controversial and “enigmatic” Nigerian pastors of our time, especially with his preaching style and records of miracle performances.

    In 1987, TB Joshua founded The SCOAN under the bridge that links Ejigbo and Egbe in Lagos State, with just few members.

    The church later grew to have large number of members within and outside Nigeria, Africa and Latin America.

    He  established the Emmanuel TV television station from Lagos, which has wide viewership, especially as it is on cable TV.

    TB Joshua was a known philanthropist and noted for helping the needy and sponsoring persons.

    Like many influential men, TB Joshua was not without controversies.

    On Sept.12, 2014, a guesthouse collapsed in the SCOAN’s premises in Lagos, killing no fewer than 115 people.

    Many speculate he had premonition  of his death.

    This is as some of his last memorable words when he spoke during the Emmanuel TV Partners Meeting on Saturday  prior to his demise later, were:
    Time for everything – time to come here for prayer and time to return home after the service”.

    According to the Synagogue church, Prophet TB Joshua left legacy of service and sacrifice to God’s Kingdom of which will continue to live on for generations yet unborn. 

    (NAN)

  •  A UNMISS funded roundtable for religious leaders in the South Sudanese capital Juba focused on a single goal to inject new momentum into the ongoing peace process by exploring the progress made the challenges faced and what is more importantly to highlight the vital role that religious leaders can play in galvanizing the momentum for peace The interactive sessions witnessed a frank exchange of ideas between panelists and participants The permanent ceasefire largely continues and we must take advantage of the relative stability it has provided us as a nation to further consolidate peace gains said Gabriel Guy Director of Communications Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission R JMEC Mr Guy speaking in his role as panelist highlighted the urgent need to graduate the Unified Forces Needed the need to establish a hybrid court for South Sudan and the long awaited establishment of the Commission for Truth Reconciliation and Healing if the country is to meet all the benchmarks contained in the Revitalized Peace Agreement during the remaining 12 months of the transition period Victor Fasama team leader of the Civil Affairs arm of the UN peacekeeping mission in Central Equatoria state agrees While significant progress has been made there must be a sense of urgency to comply with all provisions of the Revitalized Agreement if the elections are to be held on time Mr Fasama said The people of South Sudan deserve the opportunity to shape a peaceful and prosperous future According to Madinata Kamara a panelist and colleague of Mr Fasama an important step towards lasting peace is for communities to avoid violence and foster social cohesion There is power in unity while conflict brings only devastation in its wake Ms Kamara said simply but eloquently Moses Telar Cindut Director of the Religious Affairs Bureau echoed their views To silence the guns in South Sudan we must first purge our hearts of negativity and peacefully disarm our communities he said For Pastor Richard Okello Taban one of the participants these discussions were of the utmost importance I have learned a lot from today s conversation said Pastor Taban The church plays an important role in fostering peace and reconciliation between communities I think we have a very important role in spreading people s participation in the ongoing peace process in our country he stated Going forward I will work even harder to ensure that members of my congregation actually avoid violence and instead start thinking about the future they want to build he added Dominica Anthony Olum women s coordinator for the Catholic Church was equally moved This debate enriches us because we learn about the role that each individual can play in promoting peace and tranquility on the base I will make sure to get the word out to my community that we need to start embracing our diversity Our different cultures are a strength not a weakness and we have to come together under the umbrella of our national identity as South Sudanese she stated passionately Final message from Dominica I urge our leaders to listen to the voices of their people We have suffered enough and now we deserve peace Other panelists included members of the Community Empowerment Organization for Progress the South Sudan Peace Commission and Favor Africa Ministries International The event was organized by UNMISS in collaboration with Favor Africa Ministries International and brought together some 80 interfaith leaders from major churches and mosques in Juba nbsp
    UNMISS organizes forum on ongoing peace processes for religious leaders
     A UNMISS funded roundtable for religious leaders in the South Sudanese capital Juba focused on a single goal to inject new momentum into the ongoing peace process by exploring the progress made the challenges faced and what is more importantly to highlight the vital role that religious leaders can play in galvanizing the momentum for peace The interactive sessions witnessed a frank exchange of ideas between panelists and participants The permanent ceasefire largely continues and we must take advantage of the relative stability it has provided us as a nation to further consolidate peace gains said Gabriel Guy Director of Communications Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission R JMEC Mr Guy speaking in his role as panelist highlighted the urgent need to graduate the Unified Forces Needed the need to establish a hybrid court for South Sudan and the long awaited establishment of the Commission for Truth Reconciliation and Healing if the country is to meet all the benchmarks contained in the Revitalized Peace Agreement during the remaining 12 months of the transition period Victor Fasama team leader of the Civil Affairs arm of the UN peacekeeping mission in Central Equatoria state agrees While significant progress has been made there must be a sense of urgency to comply with all provisions of the Revitalized Agreement if the elections are to be held on time Mr Fasama said The people of South Sudan deserve the opportunity to shape a peaceful and prosperous future According to Madinata Kamara a panelist and colleague of Mr Fasama an important step towards lasting peace is for communities to avoid violence and foster social cohesion There is power in unity while conflict brings only devastation in its wake Ms Kamara said simply but eloquently Moses Telar Cindut Director of the Religious Affairs Bureau echoed their views To silence the guns in South Sudan we must first purge our hearts of negativity and peacefully disarm our communities he said For Pastor Richard Okello Taban one of the participants these discussions were of the utmost importance I have learned a lot from today s conversation said Pastor Taban The church plays an important role in fostering peace and reconciliation between communities I think we have a very important role in spreading people s participation in the ongoing peace process in our country he stated Going forward I will work even harder to ensure that members of my congregation actually avoid violence and instead start thinking about the future they want to build he added Dominica Anthony Olum women s coordinator for the Catholic Church was equally moved This debate enriches us because we learn about the role that each individual can play in promoting peace and tranquility on the base I will make sure to get the word out to my community that we need to start embracing our diversity Our different cultures are a strength not a weakness and we have to come together under the umbrella of our national identity as South Sudanese she stated passionately Final message from Dominica I urge our leaders to listen to the voices of their people We have suffered enough and now we deserve peace Other panelists included members of the Community Empowerment Organization for Progress the South Sudan Peace Commission and Favor Africa Ministries International The event was organized by UNMISS in collaboration with Favor Africa Ministries International and brought together some 80 interfaith leaders from major churches and mosques in Juba nbsp
    UNMISS organizes forum on ongoing peace processes for religious leaders
    Africa7 months ago

    UNMISS organizes forum on ongoing peace processes for religious leaders

    A UNMISS-funded roundtable for religious leaders in the South Sudanese capital, Juba, focused on a single goal: to inject new momentum into the ongoing peace process by exploring the progress made, the challenges faced and, what is more importantly, to highlight the vital role that religious leaders can play in galvanizing the momentum for peace.The interactive sessions witnessed a frank exchange of ideas between panelists and participants.“The permanent ceasefire largely continues and we must take advantage of the relative stability it has provided us as a nation to further consolidate peace gains,” said Gabriel Guy, Director of Communications, Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (R- JMEC). ).Mr. Guy, speaking in his role as panelist, highlighted the urgent need to graduate the Unified Forces Needed; the need to establish a hybrid court for South Sudan; and the long-awaited establishment of the Commission for Truth, Reconciliation and Healing, if the country is to meet all the benchmarks contained in the Revitalized Peace Agreement during the remaining 12 months of the transition period.Victor Fasama, team leader of the Civil Affairs arm of the UN peacekeeping mission in Central Equatoria state, agrees.“While significant progress has been made, there must be a sense of urgency to comply with all provisions of the Revitalized Agreement if the elections are to be held on time,” Mr. Fasama said. "The people of South Sudan deserve the opportunity to shape a peaceful and prosperous future."According to Madinata Kamara, a panelist and colleague of Mr. Fasama, an important step towards lasting peace is for communities to avoid violence and foster social cohesion.“There is power in unity, while conflict brings only devastation in its wake,” Ms. Kamara said simply but eloquently.Moses Telar Cindut, Director of the Religious Affairs Bureau, echoed their views."To silence the guns in South Sudan, we must first purge our hearts of negativity and peacefully disarm our communities," he said.For Pastor Richard Okello Taban, one of the participants, these discussions were of the utmost importance.“I have learned a lot from today's conversation,” said Pastor Taban. “The church plays an important role in fostering peace and reconciliation between communities. I think we have a very important role in spreading people's participation in the ongoing peace process in our country”, he stated. “Going forward, I will work even harder to ensure that members of my congregation actually avoid violence and instead start thinking about the future they want to build,” he added.Dominica Anthony Olum, women's coordinator for the Catholic Church, was equally moved.“This debate enriches us because we learn about the role that each individual can play in promoting peace and tranquility on the base. I will make sure to get the word out to my community that we need to start embracing our diversity. Our different cultures are a strength, not a weakness, and we have to come together under the umbrella of our national identity as South Sudanese,” she stated passionately.Final message from Dominica: “I urge our leaders to listen to the voices of their people. We have suffered enough and now we deserve peace.”Other panelists included members of the Community Empowerment Organization for Progress, the South Sudan Peace Commission, and Favor Africa Ministries International.The event was organized by UNMISS in collaboration with Favor Africa Ministries International and brought together some 80 interfaith leaders from major churches and mosques in Juba. 

  •   I also want to commend her and congratulate her on what she is doing for women since she became president FREETOWN Sierra Leone January 25 2022 APO Group The Secretary General of the Commonwealth The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC paid a courtesy visit to His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio where she also praised the many steps her government has taken to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country As head of the Commonwealth Secretariat the central body that has served the 54 member nations since its inception in 1965 she is responsible for publicly representing the Commonwealth Ms Patricia Scotland said she was deeply honored to be in Sierra Leone and to engage so many stakeholders in the country while thanking the President for taking the time to see and meet with her during the difficult circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic President I must congratulate you and the Ministry of Health for the measures taken so far to keep the country safe during this pandemic Laudable is the low rate of spread of the disease I also want to commend her and congratulate her on what she is doing for women since she became president Commonwealth will continue to work with Sierra Leone to achieve the SDGs she noted The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC is the sixth Secretary General of the Commonwealth She was born in Dominica and was their candidate for the position at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting CHOGM in Malta in 2015 She is the second Secretary General from the Caribbean and the first woman to hold the position In his response His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio thanked the Commonwealth Secretary General for her visit amid the Coronavirus and said that Sierra Leone always had a good working relationship with the Commonwealth He pointed out that the Commonwealth is a relevant actor for the development of the country and that it has always been of help to the country President Julius Maada Bio assured that his government was really serious about developing the country and lifting people out of poverty to make Sierra Leone a progressive and liberal nation We remain grateful to the Commonwealth for the technical support we look forward to a great Commonwealth Thank you very much she concluded
    Commonwealth Secretary General Pays Courtesy Call on Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio, Praises Government on Curtailing Coronavirus
      I also want to commend her and congratulate her on what she is doing for women since she became president FREETOWN Sierra Leone January 25 2022 APO Group The Secretary General of the Commonwealth The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC paid a courtesy visit to His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio where she also praised the many steps her government has taken to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country As head of the Commonwealth Secretariat the central body that has served the 54 member nations since its inception in 1965 she is responsible for publicly representing the Commonwealth Ms Patricia Scotland said she was deeply honored to be in Sierra Leone and to engage so many stakeholders in the country while thanking the President for taking the time to see and meet with her during the difficult circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic President I must congratulate you and the Ministry of Health for the measures taken so far to keep the country safe during this pandemic Laudable is the low rate of spread of the disease I also want to commend her and congratulate her on what she is doing for women since she became president Commonwealth will continue to work with Sierra Leone to achieve the SDGs she noted The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC is the sixth Secretary General of the Commonwealth She was born in Dominica and was their candidate for the position at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting CHOGM in Malta in 2015 She is the second Secretary General from the Caribbean and the first woman to hold the position In his response His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio thanked the Commonwealth Secretary General for her visit amid the Coronavirus and said that Sierra Leone always had a good working relationship with the Commonwealth He pointed out that the Commonwealth is a relevant actor for the development of the country and that it has always been of help to the country President Julius Maada Bio assured that his government was really serious about developing the country and lifting people out of poverty to make Sierra Leone a progressive and liberal nation We remain grateful to the Commonwealth for the technical support we look forward to a great Commonwealth Thank you very much she concluded
    Commonwealth Secretary General Pays Courtesy Call on Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio, Praises Government on Curtailing Coronavirus
    Africa8 months ago

    Commonwealth Secretary General Pays Courtesy Call on Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio, Praises Government on Curtailing Coronavirus

    I also want to commend her and congratulate her on what she is doing for women since she became president.

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, January 25, 2022/APO Group/ --

    The Secretary General of the Commonwealth, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, paid a courtesy visit to His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio, where she also praised the many steps her government has taken to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country.

    As head of the Commonwealth Secretariat, the central body that has served the 54 member nations since its inception in 1965, she is responsible for publicly representing the Commonwealth.

    Ms Patricia Scotland said she was deeply honored to be in Sierra Leone and to engage so many stakeholders in the country, while thanking the President for taking the time to see and meet with her during the difficult circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic. .

    President, I must congratulate you and the Ministry of Health for the measures taken so far to keep the country safe during this pandemic. Laudable is the low rate of spread of the disease. I also want to commend her and congratulate her on what she is doing for women since she became president. Commonwealth will continue to work with Sierra Leone to achieve the SDGs,” she noted.

    The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC is the sixth Secretary General of the Commonwealth. She was born in Dominica and was their candidate for the position at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Malta in 2015. She is the second Secretary General from the Caribbean and the first woman to hold the position.

    In his response, His Excellency President Dr. Julius Maada Bio thanked the Commonwealth Secretary General for her visit amid the Coronavirus and said that Sierra Leone always had a good working relationship with the Commonwealth. He pointed out that the Commonwealth is a relevant actor for the development of the country and that it has always been of help to the country.

    President Julius Maada Bio assured that his government was really serious about developing the country and lifting people out of poverty to make Sierra Leone a progressive and liberal nation.

    “We remain grateful to the Commonwealth for the technical support, we look forward to a great Commonwealth. Thank you very much,” she concluded.

  •   By Constance Imasuen The Acting Managing Director of Transmission Company of Nigeria TCN Mr Sule Abdulaziz has been awarded the prestigious Honorary Doctor of Science D Sc in Engineering and Project Management The degree was awarded by the European American University Commonwealth of Dominica Ms Ndidi Mbah general manager of public affairs for TCN said this in a statement in Abuja on Sunday Mbah said the award went to Abdulaziz who is also the chairman of the board of directors of the West African Power Pool WAAP on July 8 in Abuja The President of European America University Professor John Kersey was represented by Dr Luke Okojie an international partner of the university at the graduation ceremony Kersey noted that Abdulaziz was honored for the prestigious award for his exemplary contributions to the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry NESI and his role in WAPP The TCN boss dedicated the award to the company s management and staff noting that his contributions to NESI were made possible by his career at TCN And the collective support of all TCN staff he said He appreciated the support shown by the European American University He also gave assurances that he would be more diligent in pursuing a more efficient and robust transportation network NOPE NAN
    TCN MD bags honorary doctorate from European American University
      By Constance Imasuen The Acting Managing Director of Transmission Company of Nigeria TCN Mr Sule Abdulaziz has been awarded the prestigious Honorary Doctor of Science D Sc in Engineering and Project Management The degree was awarded by the European American University Commonwealth of Dominica Ms Ndidi Mbah general manager of public affairs for TCN said this in a statement in Abuja on Sunday Mbah said the award went to Abdulaziz who is also the chairman of the board of directors of the West African Power Pool WAAP on July 8 in Abuja The President of European America University Professor John Kersey was represented by Dr Luke Okojie an international partner of the university at the graduation ceremony Kersey noted that Abdulaziz was honored for the prestigious award for his exemplary contributions to the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry NESI and his role in WAPP The TCN boss dedicated the award to the company s management and staff noting that his contributions to NESI were made possible by his career at TCN And the collective support of all TCN staff he said He appreciated the support shown by the European American University He also gave assurances that he would be more diligent in pursuing a more efficient and robust transportation network NOPE NAN
    TCN MD bags honorary doctorate from European American University
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    TCN MD bags honorary doctorate from European American University

    By Constance Imasuen The Acting Managing Director of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Mr. Sule Abdulaziz has been awarded the prestigious Honorary Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) in Engineering and Project Management. The degree was awarded by the European American University, Commonwealth of Dominica. Ms. Ndidi Mbah, general manager of public affairs for TCN, said this in a statement in Abuja on Sunday. Mbah said the award went to Abdulaziz, who is also the chairman of the board of directors of the West African Power Pool (WAAP) on July 8 in Abuja. The President of European America University, Professor John Kersey was represented by Dr Luke Okojie, an international partner of the university at the graduation ceremony. Kersey noted that Abdulaziz was honored for the prestigious award for his exemplary contributions to the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) and his role in WAPP. The TCN boss dedicated the award to the company's management and staff, noting that his contributions to NESI were made possible by his career at TCN. “And the collective support of all TCN staff,” he said. He appreciated the support shown by the European American University. He also gave assurances that he would be more diligent in pursuing a more efficient and robust transportation network. (NOPE)(NAN)