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  •   Violence By Uwumarogie Peter Gombe Jan 10 2019 NNN The National Human Rights Commission NHRC Gombe State Office said it had received over 300 reported cases of domestic violence for 2018 Mr Mohammed Abari the Assistant Chief Investigative Officer of the commission made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria NNN in Gombe on Thursday Abari said that there was an increase in the rate at which people turned up to report cases of violence against women adding that the statistics showed that every year there was an increase in such cases In 2018 we received about 300 reported cases of domestic violence which is against 254 of such cases recorded in 2017 Out of which some have been treated some ongoing and others referred to the appropriate authorities in line with their mandate There is a tremendous increase in cases reported since the commission was set up in the state In 2013 we recorded 25 cases reported and since then we had improvement in the number of reported cases Sometimes in a day we receive close to six cases and even on weekends On the average out of 7 to 10 reported cases in a day four to five are cases of violence against women he said Abari said that violence against women had received the needed attention stressing that series of sensitisations had enlightened the people on where and how to go about such cases when they arose According to him the increase in the reportage of domestic violence is due to three factors which have been learnt from the interactions between NHRC officials and the abused People are always afraid to report to the police for fear of having their marriages broken or their husbands beaten They see the commission as more of a civil body Also the confidentiality with which we handle reported cases has been very helpful as people may not even know what is going on since the police or lawyers are not involved from the beginning The last factor is that the commission through interactive approach appeal and sometimes compel the husbands to bring money and food items which are given to the women to care for their children periodically he said Abari said that cases of domestic violence had contributed to the increase in out of school children adding that when such cases lead to divorce most women were not capable of taking up the educational responsibility of their children He appealed to women to always speak up when they were being abused in their homes saying that such women and their children would continue to be the victims until the abuse were reported NNN recalls that the Gombe Police Command had in Sept 7 2018 urged women in Gombe to always report cases of domestic violence to help to tackle the menace According to the command between 2015 and 2017 it handled only 61 reported cases NNN UP ENN GY Edited by Edwin Nwachukwu Grace Yussuf
    2018: NHRC records 300 cases of domestic violence in Gombe
      Violence By Uwumarogie Peter Gombe Jan 10 2019 NNN The National Human Rights Commission NHRC Gombe State Office said it had received over 300 reported cases of domestic violence for 2018 Mr Mohammed Abari the Assistant Chief Investigative Officer of the commission made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria NNN in Gombe on Thursday Abari said that there was an increase in the rate at which people turned up to report cases of violence against women adding that the statistics showed that every year there was an increase in such cases In 2018 we received about 300 reported cases of domestic violence which is against 254 of such cases recorded in 2017 Out of which some have been treated some ongoing and others referred to the appropriate authorities in line with their mandate There is a tremendous increase in cases reported since the commission was set up in the state In 2013 we recorded 25 cases reported and since then we had improvement in the number of reported cases Sometimes in a day we receive close to six cases and even on weekends On the average out of 7 to 10 reported cases in a day four to five are cases of violence against women he said Abari said that violence against women had received the needed attention stressing that series of sensitisations had enlightened the people on where and how to go about such cases when they arose According to him the increase in the reportage of domestic violence is due to three factors which have been learnt from the interactions between NHRC officials and the abused People are always afraid to report to the police for fear of having their marriages broken or their husbands beaten They see the commission as more of a civil body Also the confidentiality with which we handle reported cases has been very helpful as people may not even know what is going on since the police or lawyers are not involved from the beginning The last factor is that the commission through interactive approach appeal and sometimes compel the husbands to bring money and food items which are given to the women to care for their children periodically he said Abari said that cases of domestic violence had contributed to the increase in out of school children adding that when such cases lead to divorce most women were not capable of taking up the educational responsibility of their children He appealed to women to always speak up when they were being abused in their homes saying that such women and their children would continue to be the victims until the abuse were reported NNN recalls that the Gombe Police Command had in Sept 7 2018 urged women in Gombe to always report cases of domestic violence to help to tackle the menace According to the command between 2015 and 2017 it handled only 61 reported cases NNN UP ENN GY Edited by Edwin Nwachukwu Grace Yussuf
    2018: NHRC records 300 cases of domestic violence in Gombe
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    2018: NHRC records 300 cases of domestic violence in Gombe

     

    Violence
    By Uwumarogie Peter
    Gombe, Jan. 10, 2019 (NNN) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Gombe State Office, said it had received over 300 reported cases of domestic violence for 2018.

     

    Mr Mohammed Abari, the Assistant Chief Investigative Officer of the commission made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NNN) in Gombe on Thursday.

     

    Abari said that there was an increase in the rate at which people turned up to report cases of violence against women, adding that the statistics showed that every year, there was an increase in such cases.

     

    “In 2018, we received about 300 reported cases of domestic violence which is against 254 of such cases recorded in 2017.

     

    “Out of which, some have been treated, some ongoing and others referred to the appropriate authorities in line with their mandate.

     

    “There is a tremendous increase in cases reported since the commission was set up in the state.

     

    “In 2013, we recorded 25 cases reported and since then we had improvement in the number of reported cases.

     

    “Sometimes in a day, we receive close to six cases and even on weekends. On the average out of 7 to 10 reported cases in a day, four to five are cases of violence against women,’’ he said.

     

    Abari said that violence against women had received the needed attention, stressing that series of sensitisations had enlightened the people on where and how to go about such cases when they arose.

     

    According to him, the increase in the reportage of domestic violence is due to three factors which have been learnt from the interactions between NHRC officials and the abused.

     

    “People are always afraid to report to the police for fear of having their marriages broken or their husbands beaten. They see the commission as more of a civil body.

     

    “Also, the confidentiality with which we handle reported cases has been very helpful as people may not even know what is going on since the police or lawyers are not involved from the beginning.

     

    “The last factor is that the commission through interactive approach appeal and sometimes compel the husbands to bring money and food items which are given to the women to care for their children periodically,’’ he said.

     

    Abari said that cases of domestic violence had contributed to the increase in out-of-school children, adding that when such cases lead to divorce, most women were not capable of taking up the educational responsibility of their children.

     

    He appealed to women to always speak up when they were being abused in their homes, saying that such women and their children would continue to be the victims until the abuse were reported.

     

    NNN recalls that the Gombe Police Command had in Sept. 7, 2018, urged women in Gombe to always report cases of domestic violence to help to tackle the menace.

     

    According to the command, between 2015 and 2017, it handled only 61 reported cases. (NNN)
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    Edited by Edwin Nwachukwu/Grace Yussuf

     

  •   2019 polls Desperation by politicians generating fear among Nigerians CAN President Fear By Abujah Racheal Abuja Jan 10 2019 NNN Rev Samson Ayokunle the President Christian Association of Nigeria CAN says desperation by politicians ahead of the 2019 general elections is generating palpable fear among Nigerians Ayokunle spoke on Thursday in Abuja at the National Ecumenical Centre during a special prayer session organised by CAN ahead of the 2019 general elections The CAN president also cautioned electoral officers against manipulating election results to favour a particular candidate He condemned the zero sum winner takes all mentality of politicians stressing that it was not in the spirit of democracy Ayokunle said We have seen the desperation of politicians many of who have taken others to court in flagrant disobedience of their parties Some are even buying votes to win elections engage in zero sum game winner takes all mentality this is not the spirit of democracy So all these are generating palpable fear I want somebody to focus on the promised land not the way to the promised land I see a successful Nigeria Bishop Praise Daniel the Chairman Pentecostal Forum Northern Nigeria who also spoke reminded politicians that desperation would not guarantee victory Nigerians must go out and vote and we must vote for worthy leaders leaders that love the nation not their pockets We must vote leaders that will build infrastructure that can change the narratives in our nation he said CAN had declared Jan 10 as National Day of Prayers for peaceful free fair and credible election and freedom for Leah Sharibu and others in the captivity of the Boko Haram terrorists NNN AIR OU Edited by Obike Ukoh
    2019 polls: Desperation by politicians generating fear among Nigerians-CAN President
      2019 polls Desperation by politicians generating fear among Nigerians CAN President Fear By Abujah Racheal Abuja Jan 10 2019 NNN Rev Samson Ayokunle the President Christian Association of Nigeria CAN says desperation by politicians ahead of the 2019 general elections is generating palpable fear among Nigerians Ayokunle spoke on Thursday in Abuja at the National Ecumenical Centre during a special prayer session organised by CAN ahead of the 2019 general elections The CAN president also cautioned electoral officers against manipulating election results to favour a particular candidate He condemned the zero sum winner takes all mentality of politicians stressing that it was not in the spirit of democracy Ayokunle said We have seen the desperation of politicians many of who have taken others to court in flagrant disobedience of their parties Some are even buying votes to win elections engage in zero sum game winner takes all mentality this is not the spirit of democracy So all these are generating palpable fear I want somebody to focus on the promised land not the way to the promised land I see a successful Nigeria Bishop Praise Daniel the Chairman Pentecostal Forum Northern Nigeria who also spoke reminded politicians that desperation would not guarantee victory Nigerians must go out and vote and we must vote for worthy leaders leaders that love the nation not their pockets We must vote leaders that will build infrastructure that can change the narratives in our nation he said CAN had declared Jan 10 as National Day of Prayers for peaceful free fair and credible election and freedom for Leah Sharibu and others in the captivity of the Boko Haram terrorists NNN AIR OU Edited by Obike Ukoh
    2019 polls: Desperation by politicians generating fear among Nigerians-CAN President
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    2019 polls: Desperation by politicians generating fear among Nigerians-CAN President

     

     

    2019 polls: Desperation by politicians generating fear among Nigerians-CAN President

    Fear

    By Abujah Racheal

    Abuja,Jan. 10, 2019(NNN) ) Rev. Samson Ayokunle, the  President, Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN), says desperation by politicians, ahead of the 2019 general elections is generating palpable fear among Nigerians.

    Ayokunle spoke on Thursday in Abuja, at the National Ecumenical Centre,  during a special prayer session, organised by CAN, ahead of the 2019 general elections.

    The CAN president also cautioned electoral officers against manipulating election results to favour a particular candidate.

    He condemned the “zero sum, winner takes all,” mentality of politicians, stressing that it was not in the spirit of democracy.

    Ayokunle, said: “We have seen the desperation of politicians, many of who have taken others to court in flagrant disobedience of their parties.

    “Some are even buying votes to win elections, engage in zero sum game, winner takes all mentality; this is not the spirit of democracy.

    “So, all these are generating palpable fear, I want somebody to focus on the promised land, not the way to the promised land. I see a successful Nigeria.”

    Bishop Praise Daniel, the Chairman, Pentecostal Forum, Northern Nigeria, who also spoke, reminded politicians that desperation would not guarantee victory.

    “Nigerians must go out and vote, and we must vote for worthy leaders; leaders that love the nation, not their pockets.

    “We must vote leaders that will build infrastructure, that can change the narratives in our nation,” he said.

    CAN had declared Jan.10 as National Day of Prayers for peaceful, free, fair and credible election and freedom for Leah Sharibu and others in the captivity of the Boko Haram terrorists. (NNN)

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  •   Gov Rochas Okorocha of Imo Elections By Ugonne Uzoma Owerri Jan 10 2019 NNN Gov Rochas Okorocha of Imo has urged the Nigerian military to ensure the upcoming elections were free and fair Chief Press Secretary to the governor Mr Sam Onwuemeodo said the governor made the call on Thursday in Government House Owerri The governor received the new General Officer Commanding GOC the 82 Division of the Nigeria Army Major General Abubakar Maikobi Okorocha called for severe punishments for politicians who provide touts or hoodlums with army and police uniforms during elections to commit heinous crimes He said called for all hands to be on deck to ensure safety of the nation s democracy urging the military to fish out sponsors of those who work against the nation s democracy You have been posted at a critical time in the period of electioneering we request that the military should do the needful to ensure free and fair election I have no doubt that the army will do the needful by ensuring free conduct of these elections We are not unmindful of the fact that some unpopular and unpatriotic politicians sew army police and navy uniforms and give them to touts or hoodlums to use during elections I urge the army to start by fishing out these unpatriotic politicians and ensure that they get the kind of punishment they deserve One of the major problems we have as a nation is that people who are not chosen by the people are seen holding public offices because they won through the back door This is the major problem of our democracy I urge you to correct this aspect of our democracy by ensuring free and fair poll this is a time for all hands to be on deck and ensure that our democracy is saved he said Okorocha also called on Nigerians to unite to protect the integrity of the country Earlier the GOC said his team was in the state to inform the governor of the inauguration of operation Egwueke 3 in the South East with their headquarters at Abakiliki in Ebonyi He said the command had also been divided into sectors for ease of command and administration He stressed the exercise was not aimed at any person or group adding that its purpose was to apply every effort within the military s capacity to checkmate criminals and criminality We will work in accordance with the law and create an atmosphere of peace within our different localities Our relationship with the people will be most cordial and the people have nothing to fear as our men have been warned to work according to laid down rules and principles he said NNN UOI KTO JTJ Edited by Kamal Tayo Oropo Julius Toba Jegede
    Gov. Okorocha tasks military on free, fair elections
      Gov Rochas Okorocha of Imo Elections By Ugonne Uzoma Owerri Jan 10 2019 NNN Gov Rochas Okorocha of Imo has urged the Nigerian military to ensure the upcoming elections were free and fair Chief Press Secretary to the governor Mr Sam Onwuemeodo said the governor made the call on Thursday in Government House Owerri The governor received the new General Officer Commanding GOC the 82 Division of the Nigeria Army Major General Abubakar Maikobi Okorocha called for severe punishments for politicians who provide touts or hoodlums with army and police uniforms during elections to commit heinous crimes He said called for all hands to be on deck to ensure safety of the nation s democracy urging the military to fish out sponsors of those who work against the nation s democracy You have been posted at a critical time in the period of electioneering we request that the military should do the needful to ensure free and fair election I have no doubt that the army will do the needful by ensuring free conduct of these elections We are not unmindful of the fact that some unpopular and unpatriotic politicians sew army police and navy uniforms and give them to touts or hoodlums to use during elections I urge the army to start by fishing out these unpatriotic politicians and ensure that they get the kind of punishment they deserve One of the major problems we have as a nation is that people who are not chosen by the people are seen holding public offices because they won through the back door This is the major problem of our democracy I urge you to correct this aspect of our democracy by ensuring free and fair poll this is a time for all hands to be on deck and ensure that our democracy is saved he said Okorocha also called on Nigerians to unite to protect the integrity of the country Earlier the GOC said his team was in the state to inform the governor of the inauguration of operation Egwueke 3 in the South East with their headquarters at Abakiliki in Ebonyi He said the command had also been divided into sectors for ease of command and administration He stressed the exercise was not aimed at any person or group adding that its purpose was to apply every effort within the military s capacity to checkmate criminals and criminality We will work in accordance with the law and create an atmosphere of peace within our different localities Our relationship with the people will be most cordial and the people have nothing to fear as our men have been warned to work according to laid down rules and principles he said NNN UOI KTO JTJ Edited by Kamal Tayo Oropo Julius Toba Jegede
    Gov. Okorocha tasks military on free, fair elections
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    Gov. Okorocha tasks military on free, fair elections

    Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo

     

     

    Elections

     

    By Ugonne Uzoma

    Owerri, Jan. 10, 2019 (NNN) Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo has urged the Nigerian military to ensure the upcoming elections were free and fair.

    Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Sam Onwuemeodo, said the governor made the call on Thursday in Government House, Owerri.

    The governor received the new General Officer Commanding (GOC) the 82 Division of the Nigeria Army, Major General Abubakar Maikobi.

    Okorocha called for severe punishments for politicians who provide touts or hoodlums with army and police uniforms during elections to commit heinous crimes.

    He said called for all hands to be on deck to ensure safety of the nation’s democracy, urging the military to fish out sponsors of those who work against the nation’s democracy.

    “You have been posted at a critical time in the period of electioneering; we request that the military should do the needful to ensure free and fair election.

    “I have no doubt that the army will do the needful by ensuring free conduct of these elections.

    “We are not unmindful of the fact that some unpopular and unpatriotic politicians sew army, police and navy uniforms and give them to touts or hoodlums to use during elections.

    “I urge the army to start by fishing out these unpatriotic politicians and ensure that they get the kind of punishment they deserve.

    “One of the major problems we have as a nation is that people who are not chosen by the people are seen holding public offices because they won through the back door.

    “This is the major problem of our democracy. I urge you to correct this aspect of our democracy by ensuring free and fair poll, this is a time for all hands to be on deck and ensure that our democracy is saved,” he said.

    Okorocha also called on Nigerians to unite to protect the integrity of the country.

    Earlier, the GOC said his team was in the state to inform the governor of the inauguration of operation Egwueke 3 in the South-East with their headquarters at Abakiliki in Ebonyi.

    He said the command had also been divided into sectors for ease of command and administration.

    He stressed the exercise was not aimed at any person or group, adding that its purpose was to apply every effort, within the military’s capacity to checkmate criminals and criminality.

    “We will work in accordance with the law and create an atmosphere of peace within our different localities.

    “Our relationship with the people will be most cordial and the people have nothing to fear as our men have been warned to work according to laid down rules and principles,” he said. (NNN)

     

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    Edited by Kamal Tayo Oropo/ Julius Toba Jegede

  •   Traffic By Raji Rasak Badagry Lagos State Jan 16 2019 NNN The Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC Badagry Seme Command on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to establish Trans Border Traffic Control to check the influx of bad trucks coming into the country The Unit Commander Mr Fatai Bakare gave the advice on Wednesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria NNN in Badagry Lagos State If you get to Seme now it will be difficult for you to believe the kind of bad trucks bringing goods into the country These are the kinds of trucks that cause crash or accident on the roads Some of the trucks drivers coming with goods do not understand English Language and it is extremely difficult to explain things to them Most of the time we have to look out for a mechanism to educate and enlighten these drivers on their excesses on the road The Federal Government should create a different traffic control that will be dealing with their excesses to reduce accidents and break down of these trucks on our major roads he said Bakare however said the rate of accidents on Badagry Expressway had reduced to zero level adding that the unit did not record any fatal accident in December When I was posted here three years ago I was baptised with crash that took away 12 lives It was a head on collision But it is over now because the enforcement level of the unit is high The fear of road safety corps along this route is the begging of wisdom We are happy for that and hope to maintain and sustain it We will not fall back to those black days of doing rescue missions everyday he said Bakare who was just promoted to the Deputy Corps Commander urged the staff under his unit to be hardworking and dedicated to work The junior officers should understand that you cannot continue to work diligently without reward from the service I encourage you all to be faithful and dedicated to your work according to the rules and regulations of the corps he said NNN ROR ENN GOK Edited by Edwin Nwachukwu Olagoke Olatoye
    FRSC urges FG to establish Trans-Border Traffic Control
      Traffic By Raji Rasak Badagry Lagos State Jan 16 2019 NNN The Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC Badagry Seme Command on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to establish Trans Border Traffic Control to check the influx of bad trucks coming into the country The Unit Commander Mr Fatai Bakare gave the advice on Wednesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria NNN in Badagry Lagos State If you get to Seme now it will be difficult for you to believe the kind of bad trucks bringing goods into the country These are the kinds of trucks that cause crash or accident on the roads Some of the trucks drivers coming with goods do not understand English Language and it is extremely difficult to explain things to them Most of the time we have to look out for a mechanism to educate and enlighten these drivers on their excesses on the road The Federal Government should create a different traffic control that will be dealing with their excesses to reduce accidents and break down of these trucks on our major roads he said Bakare however said the rate of accidents on Badagry Expressway had reduced to zero level adding that the unit did not record any fatal accident in December When I was posted here three years ago I was baptised with crash that took away 12 lives It was a head on collision But it is over now because the enforcement level of the unit is high The fear of road safety corps along this route is the begging of wisdom We are happy for that and hope to maintain and sustain it We will not fall back to those black days of doing rescue missions everyday he said Bakare who was just promoted to the Deputy Corps Commander urged the staff under his unit to be hardworking and dedicated to work The junior officers should understand that you cannot continue to work diligently without reward from the service I encourage you all to be faithful and dedicated to your work according to the rules and regulations of the corps he said NNN ROR ENN GOK Edited by Edwin Nwachukwu Olagoke Olatoye
    FRSC urges FG to establish Trans-Border Traffic Control
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    FRSC urges FG to establish Trans-Border Traffic Control

    Traffic
    By Raji Rasak
    Badagry (Lagos State), Jan.16, 2019 (NNN) The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Badagry-Seme Command, on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to establish Trans-Border Traffic Control to check the influx of bad trucks coming into the country.

    The Unit Commander, Mr Fatai Bakare, gave the advice on Wednesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NNN) in Badagry, Lagos State.

    “If you get to Seme now, it will be difficult for you to believe the kind of bad trucks bringing goods into the country.

    “These are the kinds of trucks that cause crash or accident on the roads.

    “Some of the trucks’ drivers coming with goods do not understand English Language, and it is extremely difficult to explain things to them.

    “Most of the time, we have to look out for a mechanism to educate and enlighten these drivers on their excesses on the road.

    “The Federal Government should create a different traffic control that will be dealing with their excesses to reduce accidents and break down of these trucks on our major roads,’’ he said.

    Bakare, however, said the rate of accidents on Badagry Expressway had reduced to zero level, adding that the unit did not record any fatal accident in December.

    “When I was posted here three years ago, I was baptised with crash that took away 12 lives. It was a head-on collision.

    “But, it is over now because the enforcement level of the unit is high. The fear of road safety corps along this route is the begging of wisdom.

    “We are happy for that and hope to maintain and sustain it. We will not fall back to those black days of doing rescue missions everyday,’’ he said.

    Bakare, who was just promoted to the Deputy Corps Commander, urged the staff under his unit to be hardworking and dedicated to work.

    “The junior officers should understand that you cannot continue to work diligently without reward from the service.

    “I encourage you all to be faithful and dedicated to your work according to the rules and regulations of the corps,’’ he said. (NNN)
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  •   Appeal By Hassana Yakubu Kaduna Jan 16 2019 NNN Former President of the Court of Appeal Justice Mamman Nasir has appealed to Nigerians to do their best to ensure that the country remained peaceful and united Justice Nasir said this on Wednesday in Kaduna at an Annual Memorial Lecture organised by the Sir Ahmadu Bello Foundation Am appealing to you all to do your best in order to get peace Sir Ahmadu Bello did his best for peace I encourage everyone to emulate our fore fathers Let us try to elect suitable people who will manage the nation well to sustain its unity and peace Once we get the leadership right excellence will follow I urge us all to go out and preach peace and unity for Nigeria so that our future generation can have a better country he said Nasir who is also the Galadiman Katsina and District Head of Malumfashi encouraged all Nigerians to always appreciate Sir Ahmadu Bello the late premier of Northern region and do their best for the people and the country at large In his remarks Prof Ango Abdullahi said that there was need for elders in the Northern part of the country to sit down and sort out the challenges in the region We the leaders of the north have the responsibility to help tackle the challenges If we the leaders really sit up and insist that things must be done well I don t think we will be having the difficulties of today he said According to him the crisis of governance in the country is the abandonment of responsibilities Sometimes I ask myself if we have a constitution that is respected and followed which is the real problem on ground he said Abdullahi said it was evident and very clear that the presidential system of government was not working as expected because it failed to produce the kind of leaders needed in the country He added that the presidential system of government was expensive and corruption prone Also Bishop Ideowu Fearon Secretary General Anglican Diocese said that both Islam and Christianity were very clear as far as leadership was concerned Fearon said what the country needed was people that would lead with the fear of God devoid of sentiment We need leaders who will follow the constitution of the country we don t want leaders based on religious sentiments what we need are good leaders Let politicians stop deceiving us with religion and ethnicity we need honest leaders he said NNN HMY CHOM MZA Edited by Chioma Ugboma Maharazu Ahmed
    Justice Mamman Nasir urges peace, unity in Nigeria
      Appeal By Hassana Yakubu Kaduna Jan 16 2019 NNN Former President of the Court of Appeal Justice Mamman Nasir has appealed to Nigerians to do their best to ensure that the country remained peaceful and united Justice Nasir said this on Wednesday in Kaduna at an Annual Memorial Lecture organised by the Sir Ahmadu Bello Foundation Am appealing to you all to do your best in order to get peace Sir Ahmadu Bello did his best for peace I encourage everyone to emulate our fore fathers Let us try to elect suitable people who will manage the nation well to sustain its unity and peace Once we get the leadership right excellence will follow I urge us all to go out and preach peace and unity for Nigeria so that our future generation can have a better country he said Nasir who is also the Galadiman Katsina and District Head of Malumfashi encouraged all Nigerians to always appreciate Sir Ahmadu Bello the late premier of Northern region and do their best for the people and the country at large In his remarks Prof Ango Abdullahi said that there was need for elders in the Northern part of the country to sit down and sort out the challenges in the region We the leaders of the north have the responsibility to help tackle the challenges If we the leaders really sit up and insist that things must be done well I don t think we will be having the difficulties of today he said According to him the crisis of governance in the country is the abandonment of responsibilities Sometimes I ask myself if we have a constitution that is respected and followed which is the real problem on ground he said Abdullahi said it was evident and very clear that the presidential system of government was not working as expected because it failed to produce the kind of leaders needed in the country He added that the presidential system of government was expensive and corruption prone Also Bishop Ideowu Fearon Secretary General Anglican Diocese said that both Islam and Christianity were very clear as far as leadership was concerned Fearon said what the country needed was people that would lead with the fear of God devoid of sentiment We need leaders who will follow the constitution of the country we don t want leaders based on religious sentiments what we need are good leaders Let politicians stop deceiving us with religion and ethnicity we need honest leaders he said NNN HMY CHOM MZA Edited by Chioma Ugboma Maharazu Ahmed
    Justice Mamman Nasir urges peace, unity in Nigeria
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    Justice Mamman Nasir urges peace, unity in Nigeria

    Appeal

    By Hassana Yakubu

    Kaduna, Jan. 16, 2019(NNN) Former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Mamman Nasir has appealed to Nigerians to do their best to ensure that the country remained peaceful and united.

    Justice Nasir said this on Wednesday in Kaduna at an Annual Memorial Lecture organised by the Sir Ahmadu Bello Foundation.

    “Am appealing to you all to do your best in order to get peace, Sir Ahmadu Bello did his best for peace.

    “I encourage everyone to emulate our fore fathers. Let us try to elect suitable people who will manage the nation well to sustain its unity and peace.

    “Once we get the leadership right, excellence will follow. I urge us all to go out and preach peace and unity for Nigeria so that our future generation can have a better country,” he said.

    Nasir who is also the Galadiman Katsina and District Head of Malumfashi, encouraged all Nigerians to always appreciate Sir Ahmadu Bello, the late premier of Northern region, and do their best for the people and the country at large.

    In his remarks, Prof. Ango Abdullahi said that there was need for elders in the Northern part of the country to sit down and sort out the challenges in the region.

    ” We the leaders of the north have the responsibility to help tackle the challenges.

    “If we the leaders really sit up and insist that things must be done well, I don’t think we will be having the difficulties of today,” he said

    According to him, the crisis of governance in the country is the abandonment of responsibilities.

    ” Sometimes I ask myself if we have a constitution that is respected and followed, which is the real problem on ground,” he said.

    Abdullahi said it was evident and very clear that the presidential system of government was not working as expected because it failed to produce the kind of leaders needed in the country.

    He added that the presidential system of government was expensive and corruption prone.

    Also, Bishop Ideowu Fearon, Secretary General, Anglican Diocese, said that both Islam and Christianity were very clear as far as leadership was concerned.

    Fearon said what the country needed was people that would lead with the fear of God, devoid of sentiment.

    “We need leaders who will follow the constitution of the country; we don’t want leaders based on religious sentiments, what we need are good leaders.

    ” Let politicians stop deceiving us with religion and ethnicity, we need honest leaders,” he said.( NNN)

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  •   Skills Nsukka Enugu State Jan 17 2019 NNN A Transport magnate Mr Samuel Onyishi has advised Nigerian undergraduates to acquire skills while schooling to enable them to be job creators instead of job seekers on graduation Onyishi who is the Chairman of Peace Mass Transit PMT Company gave the advice on Thursday at a meeting with over 280 undergraduates from Ihe community in Nsukka Local Government Area Enugu State The News Agency of Nigeria NNN reports that Ihe community is Onyishi s hometown in Enugu State The transporter said he convened the meeting to impart some of the knowledge that made him to be successful in life to the undergraduates I hope you are not in higher institutions so that when you graduate you start going about looking for white collar jobs As undergraduates you should start now to equip yourself for the future by acquiring skills that will help you to be job creators instead of job seekers on graduation The education you acquire as graduates will help you to do better both in business or in any handiwork you learn after graduation he said The PMT chairman told the undergraduates that success did not come by mere wishful thinking but through hard work dedication and constant prayer to God For you to succeed you must work hard deny yourself of so many pleasures and work while others are sleeping because the motto in the world of success is work first before pleasure It is very difficult to see a lazy person succeed in life because they will miss some opportunities to succeed while lazing around and attending to frivolities Onyishi said He warned the undergraduates against cultism on campus saying it would mar their lives now or in the future He also urged the girls not to rush into early marriage because of joblessness so they would not end up being liabilities to their husbands and the society as a whole When you are ripe to marry ensure you marry a responsible man who has the fear of God and whom you know his means of livelihood the transporter counseled He expressed dissatisfaction with the community saying that it had not utilised the advantage of being host to the University of Nigeria Nsukka to develop more academically Ihe community is one of the host communities of UNN but it is very sad that we have only produced two professors since the University s inception in 1960 If we have utilised the opportunity we have UNN is in our backyard we should have not less than twenty professors by now I am delighted by the number of undergraduates in our community now and I urge you to work harder to change this narrative in future so that we can have more professors he said NNN reports that Onyishi donated N20 000 to each undergraduate present at the meeting saying it was to help solve some of their financial and academic problems in school Some of the undergraduates expressed appreciation to Onyishi for his words of advice and encouragement and for the money he gave them to help with their education They prayed God to continue to bless him and to replenish his finances NNN HOA COF MNA Editing by Oluyinka Fadare Maureen Atuonwu
    Transport magnate tasks undergraduates on skill acquisition before graduation
      Skills Nsukka Enugu State Jan 17 2019 NNN A Transport magnate Mr Samuel Onyishi has advised Nigerian undergraduates to acquire skills while schooling to enable them to be job creators instead of job seekers on graduation Onyishi who is the Chairman of Peace Mass Transit PMT Company gave the advice on Thursday at a meeting with over 280 undergraduates from Ihe community in Nsukka Local Government Area Enugu State The News Agency of Nigeria NNN reports that Ihe community is Onyishi s hometown in Enugu State The transporter said he convened the meeting to impart some of the knowledge that made him to be successful in life to the undergraduates I hope you are not in higher institutions so that when you graduate you start going about looking for white collar jobs As undergraduates you should start now to equip yourself for the future by acquiring skills that will help you to be job creators instead of job seekers on graduation The education you acquire as graduates will help you to do better both in business or in any handiwork you learn after graduation he said The PMT chairman told the undergraduates that success did not come by mere wishful thinking but through hard work dedication and constant prayer to God For you to succeed you must work hard deny yourself of so many pleasures and work while others are sleeping because the motto in the world of success is work first before pleasure It is very difficult to see a lazy person succeed in life because they will miss some opportunities to succeed while lazing around and attending to frivolities Onyishi said He warned the undergraduates against cultism on campus saying it would mar their lives now or in the future He also urged the girls not to rush into early marriage because of joblessness so they would not end up being liabilities to their husbands and the society as a whole When you are ripe to marry ensure you marry a responsible man who has the fear of God and whom you know his means of livelihood the transporter counseled He expressed dissatisfaction with the community saying that it had not utilised the advantage of being host to the University of Nigeria Nsukka to develop more academically Ihe community is one of the host communities of UNN but it is very sad that we have only produced two professors since the University s inception in 1960 If we have utilised the opportunity we have UNN is in our backyard we should have not less than twenty professors by now I am delighted by the number of undergraduates in our community now and I urge you to work harder to change this narrative in future so that we can have more professors he said NNN reports that Onyishi donated N20 000 to each undergraduate present at the meeting saying it was to help solve some of their financial and academic problems in school Some of the undergraduates expressed appreciation to Onyishi for his words of advice and encouragement and for the money he gave them to help with their education They prayed God to continue to bless him and to replenish his finances NNN HOA COF MNA Editing by Oluyinka Fadare Maureen Atuonwu
    Transport magnate tasks undergraduates on skill acquisition before graduation
    Agriculture4 years ago

    Transport magnate tasks undergraduates on skill acquisition before graduation

    Skills
    Nsukka (Enugu State), Jan. 17, 2019 (NNN) A Transport magnate, Mr Samuel Onyishi, has advised Nigerian undergraduates to acquire skills while schooling to enable them to be job creators instead of job seekers on graduation.

    Onyishi, who is the Chairman of Peace Mass Transit (PMT) Company, gave the advice on Thursday at a meeting with over 280 undergraduates from Ihe community in Nsukka Local Government Area, Enugu State.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NNN) reports that Ihe community is Onyishi’s hometown in Enugu State.

    The transporter said he convened the meeting to impart some of the knowledge that made him to be successful in life to the undergraduates.

    “I hope you are not in higher institutions so that when you graduate you start going about looking for white collar jobs.

    “As undergraduates, you should start now to equip yourself for the future by acquiring skills that will help you to be job creators instead of job seekers on graduation.

    “The education you acquire as graduates will help you to do better both in business or in any handiwork you learn after graduation,’’ he said.

    The PMT chairman told the undergraduates that success did not come by mere wishful thinking, but through hard work, dedication and constant prayer to God.

    “For you to succeed, you must work hard, deny yourself of so many pleasures, and work while others are sleeping because the motto in the world of success is “work first before pleasure’’.

    “It is very difficult to see a lazy person succeed in life because they will miss some opportunities to succeed while lazing around and attending to frivolities,’’ Onyishi said.

    He warned the undergraduates against cultism on campus, saying it would mar their lives now or in the future.

    He also urged the girls not to rush into early marriage because of joblessness, so they would not end up being liabilities to their husbands and the society as a whole.

    “When you are ripe to marry, ensure you marry a responsible man who has the fear of God and whom you know his means of livelihood,’’ the transporter counseled.

    He expressed dissatisfaction with the community, saying that it had not utilised the advantage of being host to the University of Nigeria Nsukka to develop more academically.

    “Ihe community is one of the host communities of UNN but it is very sad that we have only produced two professors since the University’s inception in 1960.

    “If we have utilised the opportunity we have, UNN is in our backyard we should have not less than twenty professors by now.

    “I am delighted by the number of undergraduates in our community now, and I urge you to work harder to change this narrative in future so that we can have more professors,’’ he said.

    NNN reports that Onyishi donated N20,000 to each undergraduate present at the meeting, saying it was to help solve some of their financial and academic problems in school.

    Some of the undergraduates expressed appreciation to Onyishi for his words of advice and encouragement and for the money he gave them to help with their education.

    They prayed God to continue to bless him and to replenish his finances. (NNN)
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  •   Elections By Busayo Onijala Oluwaseun Fadugba Lagos Feb 13 2019 NNN Some residents of Ikorodu Lagos State including an octogenarian have expressed optimism at the upcoming general elections indicating readiness to perform their civic responsibility Speaking in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria NNN on Wednesday in Ikorodu the residents urged Nigerians to elect only credible candidates into power during the elections Mr Moshood Arigbabu an octogenarian pledged to vote in the upcoming elections saying by the grace of God I will vote because it is my civic duty Arigbabu a retired civil engineer also urged youths to put the fear of God over and above every personal interests and vote for candidates who would do better for them as future leaders of country Don t sell your votes not even for thousands of naira The money will be exhausted but the trauma that comes with voting bad candidates is unending You will be selling the future of your children if you get carried away with gifts that politicians share Let them hold on to their money while you vote for credible candidates of your choice he said Mrs Folake Arogundade a teacher in Igbogbo Baiyeku also said she was ready to cast her vote adding that gone were the days that votes did not count I am ready and looking forward to cast my vote in the upcoming elections I know who I want to vote for and I know my vote will definitely count There is pride in carrying out your civic duty but with the way politics is been played in this country one has to be extra careful Our vote now matters in the decision making of this country we decide who we want to lead us and if the person is not performing we vote them out she said Mr Oluwaseyifunmi Adomini a microfinance banker said he was ready for the polls We are all Nigerians and it is expected of us to play our roles during this elections and not create unnecessary chaos If we all do what is right and needful we shouldn t experience any form of violence whatsoever Election is everybody s business Nigerians should decide on what to do cast their vote go home or stay around to ensure their votes are counted without creating any violence he said Mrs Akinfolami Adetutu a food vendor said that she already picked her permanent voter card in readiness for the polls She urged the electorate to use this once in four years opportunity to elect leaders of their choice Once again we have this opportunity to vote out non performing leaders and vote in new leaders and avoid unnecessary violence and chaos she said NNN OMB OOA NOD WOJ Edited by Olabisi Akinbode Wale Ojetimi
    Elections: Octogenarian, other Ikorodu residents upbeat ahead of polls
      Elections By Busayo Onijala Oluwaseun Fadugba Lagos Feb 13 2019 NNN Some residents of Ikorodu Lagos State including an octogenarian have expressed optimism at the upcoming general elections indicating readiness to perform their civic responsibility Speaking in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria NNN on Wednesday in Ikorodu the residents urged Nigerians to elect only credible candidates into power during the elections Mr Moshood Arigbabu an octogenarian pledged to vote in the upcoming elections saying by the grace of God I will vote because it is my civic duty Arigbabu a retired civil engineer also urged youths to put the fear of God over and above every personal interests and vote for candidates who would do better for them as future leaders of country Don t sell your votes not even for thousands of naira The money will be exhausted but the trauma that comes with voting bad candidates is unending You will be selling the future of your children if you get carried away with gifts that politicians share Let them hold on to their money while you vote for credible candidates of your choice he said Mrs Folake Arogundade a teacher in Igbogbo Baiyeku also said she was ready to cast her vote adding that gone were the days that votes did not count I am ready and looking forward to cast my vote in the upcoming elections I know who I want to vote for and I know my vote will definitely count There is pride in carrying out your civic duty but with the way politics is been played in this country one has to be extra careful Our vote now matters in the decision making of this country we decide who we want to lead us and if the person is not performing we vote them out she said Mr Oluwaseyifunmi Adomini a microfinance banker said he was ready for the polls We are all Nigerians and it is expected of us to play our roles during this elections and not create unnecessary chaos If we all do what is right and needful we shouldn t experience any form of violence whatsoever Election is everybody s business Nigerians should decide on what to do cast their vote go home or stay around to ensure their votes are counted without creating any violence he said Mrs Akinfolami Adetutu a food vendor said that she already picked her permanent voter card in readiness for the polls She urged the electorate to use this once in four years opportunity to elect leaders of their choice Once again we have this opportunity to vote out non performing leaders and vote in new leaders and avoid unnecessary violence and chaos she said NNN OMB OOA NOD WOJ Edited by Olabisi Akinbode Wale Ojetimi
    Elections: Octogenarian, other Ikorodu residents upbeat ahead of polls
    Agriculture4 years ago

    Elections: Octogenarian, other Ikorodu residents upbeat ahead of polls

    Elections

    By Busayo Onijala/Oluwaseun Fadugba

    Lagos, Feb. 13, 2019 (NNN) Some residents of Ikorodu, Lagos State, including an octogenarian, have expressed optimism at the upcoming general elections, indicating readiness to perform their civic responsibility.

    Speaking in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NNN) on Wednesday in Ikorodu, the residents urged Nigerians to elect only credible candidates into power during the elections.

    Mr Moshood Arigbabu, an octogenarian, pledged to vote in the upcoming elections, saying, “by the grace of God, I will vote, because it is my civic duty.”

    Arigbabu, a retired civil engineer, also urged youths to put the fear of God over and above every personal interests and vote for candidates who would do better for them as future leaders of country.

    “Don’t sell your votes, not even for thousands of naira.

    “The money will be exhausted but the trauma that comes with voting bad candidates is unending.

    “You will be selling the future of your children, if you get carried away with gifts that politicians share.

    “Let them hold on to their money while you vote for credible candidates of your choice,” he said.

    Mrs Folake Arogundade, a teacher in Igbogbo/Baiyeku, also said she was ready to cast her vote, adding that gone were the days that votes did not count.

    “I am ready and looking forward to cast my vote in the upcoming elections. I know who I want to vote for and I know my vote will definitely count.

    “There is pride in carrying out your civic duty  but with the way politics is been played in this country, one has to be extra careful.

    “Our vote now matters in the decision making of this country, we decide who we want to lead us and if the person is not performing we vote them out,” she said.

    Mr Oluwaseyifunmi Adomini, a microfinance banker, said he was ready for the polls.

    “We are all Nigerians and it is expected of us to play our roles during this elections and not create unnecessary chaos.

    “If we all do what is right and needful, we shouldn’t experience any form of violence whatsoever.

    “Election is everybody’s business. Nigerians should decide on what to do, cast their vote, go home or stay around to ensure their votes are counted without creating any violence,” he said.

    Mrs Akinfolami Adetutu, a food vendor, said that she already picked her permanent voter card in readiness for the polls.

    She urged the electorate to use “this once-in-four-years opportunity” to elect leaders of their choice.

    “Once again, we have this opportunity to vote out non-performing leaders and vote in new leaders and avoid unnecessary violence and chaos,” she said. (NNN)

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  •   Election By Abujah Racheal Abuja Feb 12 2019 NNN Mr Boss Mustapha the Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF has urged Nigerians not to entertain fear or be distracted but to exercise their God given civic rights by voting Mustapha made the call at the 1st Quarterly Prayer Meeting organised by the 19 northern states of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN with the theme Toward A Peaceful and Successful Violence Free 2019 Election on Tuesday in Abuja The SGF urged Nigerians not to be scared by the forthcoming elections but to go out and exercise their rights as citizens Nigeria is a nation of hopeful people and we all need to come together and make it work He said that Federal Government would not want violence to take place during the elections as any eruption of trouble in whatever magnitude would endanger the wellbeing of the nation Mustapha said that peaceful elections were important to the socio economic development of the country We must protect this country God brought us here to ensure election perfection and every stakeholders at local state and federal level must mobilise themselves to ensure successful elections Earlier the Chairman CAN Northern Region Rev Yakubu Pam urged Nigerians not just to only pray but to also participate by going to cast their votes so that the purpose of God would be fulfilled Pam said the the Bible commanded Christians to pray for those in leadership and to pray for those vying for leadership positions Godly leaders can help slow the erosion of religious liberties in our land providing an increasingly window of opportunity for the church to pray and evangelise The selection of leaders who understand and lead according to God s righteous standards can bring great blessings to a nation he said The cleric urged Nigerians to pray to God for guidance for the leaders as lack of guidance would cause a nation to fall He urged Nigerians irrespective of religion and ethnicity to show love to one another and be their brother s keeper adding that they should should play by the rules Pam urged people in the North to embrace one another and eschew any act capable of causing religious disharmony in the country We must focus on what would further strengthen cordial and peaceful relationship in the country he said NNN AIR GY Edited by Grace Yussuf
    Elections: Don’t entertain fear, SGF urges Nigerians
      Election By Abujah Racheal Abuja Feb 12 2019 NNN Mr Boss Mustapha the Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF has urged Nigerians not to entertain fear or be distracted but to exercise their God given civic rights by voting Mustapha made the call at the 1st Quarterly Prayer Meeting organised by the 19 northern states of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN with the theme Toward A Peaceful and Successful Violence Free 2019 Election on Tuesday in Abuja The SGF urged Nigerians not to be scared by the forthcoming elections but to go out and exercise their rights as citizens Nigeria is a nation of hopeful people and we all need to come together and make it work He said that Federal Government would not want violence to take place during the elections as any eruption of trouble in whatever magnitude would endanger the wellbeing of the nation Mustapha said that peaceful elections were important to the socio economic development of the country We must protect this country God brought us here to ensure election perfection and every stakeholders at local state and federal level must mobilise themselves to ensure successful elections Earlier the Chairman CAN Northern Region Rev Yakubu Pam urged Nigerians not just to only pray but to also participate by going to cast their votes so that the purpose of God would be fulfilled Pam said the the Bible commanded Christians to pray for those in leadership and to pray for those vying for leadership positions Godly leaders can help slow the erosion of religious liberties in our land providing an increasingly window of opportunity for the church to pray and evangelise The selection of leaders who understand and lead according to God s righteous standards can bring great blessings to a nation he said The cleric urged Nigerians to pray to God for guidance for the leaders as lack of guidance would cause a nation to fall He urged Nigerians irrespective of religion and ethnicity to show love to one another and be their brother s keeper adding that they should should play by the rules Pam urged people in the North to embrace one another and eschew any act capable of causing religious disharmony in the country We must focus on what would further strengthen cordial and peaceful relationship in the country he said NNN AIR GY Edited by Grace Yussuf
    Elections: Don’t entertain fear, SGF urges Nigerians
    Agriculture4 years ago

    Elections: Don’t entertain fear, SGF urges Nigerians

    Election
    By Abujah Racheal
    Abuja, Feb. 12, 2019 (NNN) Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), has urged Nigerians not to entertain fear or be distracted but to exercise their God-given civic rights by voting.

    Mustapha made the call at the 1st Quarterly Prayer Meeting organised by the 19 northern states of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) with the theme: “Toward A Peaceful and Successful Violence-Free 2019 Election” on Tuesday in Abuja.
    The SGF urged Nigerians not to be scared by the forthcoming elections but to go out and exercise their rights as citizens.

    “Nigeria is a nation of hopeful people, and we all need to come together and make it work.’’

    He said that Federal Government would not want violence to take place during the elections as any eruption of trouble in whatever magnitude would endanger the wellbeing of the nation.

    Mustapha said that peaceful elections were important to the socio-economic development of the country.

    “We must protect this country; God brought us here to ensure election perfection and every stakeholders at local, state and federal level must mobilise themselves to ensure successful elections.’’

    Earlier, the Chairman, CAN, Northern Region, Rev. Yakubu Pam, urged Nigerians not just to only pray but to also participate by going to cast their votes so that the purpose of God would be fulfilled.

    Pam said the the Bible commanded Christians to pray for those in leadership and to pray for those vying for leadership positions.

    “Godly leaders can help slow the erosion of religious liberties in our land, providing an increasingly window of opportunity for the church to pray and evangelise.

    “The selection of leaders who understand and lead according to God’s righteous standards can bring great blessings to a nation,” he said.

    The cleric urged Nigerians to pray to God for guidance for the leaders as lack of guidance would cause a nation to fall.

    He urged Nigerians, irrespective of religion and ethnicity to show love to one another and be their brother’s keeper, adding that they should should play by the rules.

    Pam urged people in the North to embrace one another and eschew any act capable of causing religious disharmony in the country.

    “We must focus on what would further strengthen cordial and peaceful relationship in the country,’’ he said. (NNN)
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  •   NYSC By Abiodun Esan Ilorin Feb 1 2019 NNN The State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps NYSC in Kwara Mrs Esther Ikupolati says 7 759 corps members will serve as ad hoc staff during the general elections in the state The State Coordinator made this known on Friday in Ilorin after the state wide tour of various corps locations A statement issued on Friday in Ilorin by the NYSC Head of Public Relations Dipo Morakinyo quoted Ikupolati as saying that the scheme was prepared for the 2019 elections It is no longer news that the members of the National Youth Service Corps by virtue of the existing MOU with the INEC will constitute the bulk of ad hoc staff who will be conducting the elections the coordinator said She allayed the fear of insecurity of corps members while addressing them at their various local government areas across the state According to her all the security agencies in the state including the police military DSS and NSCDC have assured the NYSC of the safety and security of corps members before during and after the elections Even the representatives of the various political parties in Kwara State assured the NYSC that they will ensure the security of corps members on election duties she said She urged the corps members to be worthy ambassadors of the NYSC by not involving in any act that could compromise the integrity of the election process According to her NYSC is apolitical and all corps members must not be partisan in their activities She warned the corps members not to allow unscrupulous politicians to lure them into election malpractice The coordinator also assured the corps members that they would not be deployed to noted flash points in the state where their security could not be guaranteed She also appealed to the people of the state to see the corps members on election duties as unbiased umpires NNN ESAN OJO Edited by Mufutau Ojo
    NYSC releases 7,759 corps members for elections in Kwara
      NYSC By Abiodun Esan Ilorin Feb 1 2019 NNN The State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps NYSC in Kwara Mrs Esther Ikupolati says 7 759 corps members will serve as ad hoc staff during the general elections in the state The State Coordinator made this known on Friday in Ilorin after the state wide tour of various corps locations A statement issued on Friday in Ilorin by the NYSC Head of Public Relations Dipo Morakinyo quoted Ikupolati as saying that the scheme was prepared for the 2019 elections It is no longer news that the members of the National Youth Service Corps by virtue of the existing MOU with the INEC will constitute the bulk of ad hoc staff who will be conducting the elections the coordinator said She allayed the fear of insecurity of corps members while addressing them at their various local government areas across the state According to her all the security agencies in the state including the police military DSS and NSCDC have assured the NYSC of the safety and security of corps members before during and after the elections Even the representatives of the various political parties in Kwara State assured the NYSC that they will ensure the security of corps members on election duties she said She urged the corps members to be worthy ambassadors of the NYSC by not involving in any act that could compromise the integrity of the election process According to her NYSC is apolitical and all corps members must not be partisan in their activities She warned the corps members not to allow unscrupulous politicians to lure them into election malpractice The coordinator also assured the corps members that they would not be deployed to noted flash points in the state where their security could not be guaranteed She also appealed to the people of the state to see the corps members on election duties as unbiased umpires NNN ESAN OJO Edited by Mufutau Ojo
    NYSC releases 7,759 corps members for elections in Kwara
    Agriculture4 years ago

    NYSC releases 7,759 corps members for elections in Kwara

    NYSC
    By Abiodun Esan
    Ilorin, Feb. 1, 2019 (NNN) The State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Kwara, Mrs Esther Ikupolati, says 7, 759 corps members will serve as ad-hoc staff during the general elections in the state.

    The State Coordinator made this known on Friday in Ilorin after the state-wide tour of various corps locations.

    A statement  issued on Friday in Ilorin by the NYSC Head of Public Relations, Dipo Morakinyo, quoted Ikupolati as saying that the scheme was prepared for the 2019 elections.

    “It is no longer news that the members of the National Youth Service Corps, by virtue of the existing MOU with the INEC, will constitute the bulk of ad hoc staff who will be conducting the elections,” the coordinator said.

    She allayed the fear of insecurity of corps members while addressing them at their various local government areas across the state.

    According to her, all the security agencies in the state, including  the police, military, DSS  and NSCDC, have assured the NYSC of  the safety and security of  corps members before, during and after the elections.

    “Even the representatives of the various political parties in Kwara State assured  the NYSC that they will ensure the security of corps members on election duties, ‘’ she said.

    She urged the corps members to be worthy ambassadors of the NYSC  by not involving in any act that could compromise the integrity of the election process.

    According to her, NYSC is apolitical and all corps members must not be partisan  in  their activities.

    She warned the corps members not to allow unscrupulous politicians to lure them into election malpractice.

    The coordinator also assured the corps members that they would not be deployed to noted flash points in the state where their security could not  be guaranteed.

    She also appealed to the people of the state to see the corps members on election duties as unbiased umpires.(NNN)
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    (Edited by Mufutau Ojo)

  •   Cleric admonishes Muslims on God consciousness By Kadiri Abdulrahman Consciousness Abuja Feb 2 2019 NNN A Muslim Cleric Imam Yahya Al Yolawi has admonished Muslims to always have the consciousness of Allah in all endeavours to protect themselves from His punishment Al Yolawi who is the Imam of the Area 10 Juma at Mosque Garki Abuja gave the admonition during his sermon at the mosque on Friday In Islam Taqwa means that a person should have protection and shield between him and the anger or punishment of Allah The protection can be established through sound faith and good deeds which in turn will cause great love and fear of Allah that will lead to doing righteous deeds and avoiding evil ones he said The cleric said the significance of God consciousness was that Allah accepts acts of worship only from those who have the fear of Allah in their hearts He advised Muslims to fear Allah anywhere they are and in any condition they find themselves to earn His love and blessings NNN KAE BOLA MST Edited by Bola Akingbehin Muhammad Suleiman Tola
    Cleric admonishes Muslims on God consciousness
      Cleric admonishes Muslims on God consciousness By Kadiri Abdulrahman Consciousness Abuja Feb 2 2019 NNN A Muslim Cleric Imam Yahya Al Yolawi has admonished Muslims to always have the consciousness of Allah in all endeavours to protect themselves from His punishment Al Yolawi who is the Imam of the Area 10 Juma at Mosque Garki Abuja gave the admonition during his sermon at the mosque on Friday In Islam Taqwa means that a person should have protection and shield between him and the anger or punishment of Allah The protection can be established through sound faith and good deeds which in turn will cause great love and fear of Allah that will lead to doing righteous deeds and avoiding evil ones he said The cleric said the significance of God consciousness was that Allah accepts acts of worship only from those who have the fear of Allah in their hearts He advised Muslims to fear Allah anywhere they are and in any condition they find themselves to earn His love and blessings NNN KAE BOLA MST Edited by Bola Akingbehin Muhammad Suleiman Tola
    Cleric admonishes Muslims on God consciousness
    Agriculture4 years ago

    Cleric admonishes Muslims on God consciousness

    Cleric admonishes Muslims on God consciousness
    By Kadiri Abdulrahman
    Consciousness
    Abuja, Feb. 2, 2019 (NNN) A Muslim Cleric, Imam Yahya Al-Yolawi, has admonished Muslims to always have the consciousness of Allah in all endeavours to protect themselves from His punishment.
    Al-Yolawi, who is the Imam of the Area 10 Juma’at Mosque, Garki, Abuja, gave the admonition during his sermon at the mosque on Friday.
    “In Islam, Taqwa means that a person should have protection and shield between him and the anger or punishment of Allah.
    “The protection can be established through sound faith and good deeds, which in turn, will cause great love and fear of Allah that will lead to doing righteous deeds and avoiding evil ones,’’ he said.
    The cleric said the significance of God consciousness was that Allah accepts acts of worship only from those who have the fear of Allah in their hearts.
    He advised Muslims to fear Allah anywhere they are and in any condition they find themselves to earn His love and blessings. (NNN)
    KAE/BOLA/MST
    Edited by Bola Akingbehin/Muhammad Suleiman Tola

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