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  •  No fewer than 4 340 adolescents graduated from Sexual and Reproductive Health training conducted by an NGO Save the Children International SCI in Kaura Namoda Local Government Area of Zamfara state Nigeria News Agency reports that the training was conducted under the Non Governmental Organisation s Reaching and Empowering Adolescents to Make Informed Choices for their Health REACH project The Community Engagement and Advocacy Coordinator of REACH project in the state Hajiya Fatima Musa disclosed this on Friday at the safe space field visit at Kuryar Madaro Community According to her the REACH is a three year project funded by Global Affairs Canada implemented by the Save the Children International in three northern states She said the project targets 100 000 adolescent boys and girls between the ages of 10 to 19 in Zamfara Katsina and Gombe states In Zamfara two local government areas of Kaura Namoda and Talata Mafara were selected for the project targeting over 33 000 adolescents Out of over 16 000 married and unmarried males and females covering 10 to 14 and 15 to 19 years in Kaura Namoda local government area a total of 4 340 adolescent boys and girls have so far graduated from the programme This project is expected to improve decision making access of high quality gender responsive and adolescent friendly SCI services as well as addressing sexual and reproductive health risks among others she said She commended the implementing partners the Voluntary Aid Initiative VAI and other stakeholders for supporting the project in the state Head of VAI Mr Musa Aboki thanked the beneficiaries for proving the positive impact of the programme especially in terms of hygiene parent children relations education and taking informed decisions Aboki called on government at all levels to appreciate efforts of SCI and intervene for the continuation of similar engagements across the state In his remarks the District Head of Karyar Madaro Alhaji Mahmud Muhammad thanked SCI and REACH for choosing his community as one of the communities to implement their projects in the state Muhammad said the programme has promoted the wellbeing of the entire community and called on government and other stakeholders to come up with various programmes to support the girl child education I am also appealing to government to engage female graduates into the state civil service to address most of the development challenges bedeviling our progress as a state he said The traditional ruler assured of continued support and cooperation to any partner with a mission of helping the society Various stakeholders including government officials religious and traditional leaders media CSOs children s parliament and community representatives were in attendance during the visit Edited amp Vetted By Ifeyinwa Okonkwo Tukur Muntari NAN
    Zamfara: 4,340 adolescents graduate from sexual, reproductive health training in Kaura-Namoda LGA.
     No fewer than 4 340 adolescents graduated from Sexual and Reproductive Health training conducted by an NGO Save the Children International SCI in Kaura Namoda Local Government Area of Zamfara state Nigeria News Agency reports that the training was conducted under the Non Governmental Organisation s Reaching and Empowering Adolescents to Make Informed Choices for their Health REACH project The Community Engagement and Advocacy Coordinator of REACH project in the state Hajiya Fatima Musa disclosed this on Friday at the safe space field visit at Kuryar Madaro Community According to her the REACH is a three year project funded by Global Affairs Canada implemented by the Save the Children International in three northern states She said the project targets 100 000 adolescent boys and girls between the ages of 10 to 19 in Zamfara Katsina and Gombe states In Zamfara two local government areas of Kaura Namoda and Talata Mafara were selected for the project targeting over 33 000 adolescents Out of over 16 000 married and unmarried males and females covering 10 to 14 and 15 to 19 years in Kaura Namoda local government area a total of 4 340 adolescent boys and girls have so far graduated from the programme This project is expected to improve decision making access of high quality gender responsive and adolescent friendly SCI services as well as addressing sexual and reproductive health risks among others she said She commended the implementing partners the Voluntary Aid Initiative VAI and other stakeholders for supporting the project in the state Head of VAI Mr Musa Aboki thanked the beneficiaries for proving the positive impact of the programme especially in terms of hygiene parent children relations education and taking informed decisions Aboki called on government at all levels to appreciate efforts of SCI and intervene for the continuation of similar engagements across the state In his remarks the District Head of Karyar Madaro Alhaji Mahmud Muhammad thanked SCI and REACH for choosing his community as one of the communities to implement their projects in the state Muhammad said the programme has promoted the wellbeing of the entire community and called on government and other stakeholders to come up with various programmes to support the girl child education I am also appealing to government to engage female graduates into the state civil service to address most of the development challenges bedeviling our progress as a state he said The traditional ruler assured of continued support and cooperation to any partner with a mission of helping the society Various stakeholders including government officials religious and traditional leaders media CSOs children s parliament and community representatives were in attendance during the visit Edited amp Vetted By Ifeyinwa Okonkwo Tukur Muntari NAN
    Zamfara: 4,340 adolescents graduate from sexual, reproductive health training in Kaura-Namoda LGA.
    Health3 years ago

    Zamfara: 4,340 adolescents graduate from sexual, reproductive health training in Kaura-Namoda LGA.

    No fewer than 4,340 adolescents graduated from Sexual and Reproductive Health training conducted by an NGO, `Save the Children International’ (SCI),in Kaura-Namoda Local Government Area of Zamfara state.

    Nigeria News Agency reports that the training was conducted under the Non-Governmental Organisation’s `Reaching and Empowering Adolescents to Make Informed Choices for their Health’ (REACH) project.

    The Community Engagement and Advocacy Coordinator of REACH project in the state, Hajiya Fatima Musa, disclosed this on Friday at the safe space field visit at Kuryar Madaro Community.

    According to her, the REACH is a three year project funded by Global Affairs, Canada, implemented by the Save the Children International in three northern states.

    She said the project targets 100,000 adolescent boys and girls between the ages of 10 to 19 in Zamfara, Katsina and Gombe states.

    “In Zamfara, two local government areas of Kaura-Namoda and Talata-Mafara were selected for the project, targeting over 33,000 adolescents.

    “Out of over 16,000 married and unmarried males and females covering 10 to 14 and 15 to 19 years in Kaura-Namoda local government area, a total of 4,340 adolescent boys and girls have so far graduated from the programme.

    “This project is expected to improve decision making, access of high quality gender-responsive and adolescent-friendly SCI services as well as addressing sexual and reproductive health risks among others,’’ she said.

    She commended the implementing partners, the Voluntary Aid Initiative (VAI) and other stakeholders for supporting the project in the state.

    Head of VAI, Mr Musa Aboki thanked the beneficiaries for proving the positive impact of the programme especially in terms of hygiene, parent-children relations, education and taking informed decisions.

    Aboki called on government at all levels to appreciate efforts of SCI and intervene for the continuation of similar engagements across the state.

    In his remarks, the District Head of Karyar Madaro, Alhaji Mahmud Muhammad thanked SCI and REACH for choosing his community as one of the communities to implement their projects in the state.

    Muhammad said the programme has promoted the wellbeing of the entire community and called on government and other stakeholders, to come up with various programmes to support the girl-child education.

    “I am also appealing to government to engage female graduates into the state civil service to address most of the development challenges bedeviling our progress as a state,’’ he said.

    The traditional ruler assured of continued support and cooperation to any partner with a mission of helping the society.

    Various stakeholders including government officials, religious and traditional leaders, media, CSOs, children’s parliament and community representatives were in attendance during the visit.

    Edited & Vetted By: Ifeyinwa Okonkwo/Tukur Muntari.
    (NAN)

  •   The Sahara Power Group SPG says it has trained no fewer than 198 engineers under its Graduate Engineering Programme GEP in the last four years Its Group Managing Director Mr Kola Adesina made the announcement at the induction programme of 38 GEP Trainees on Friday in Lagos The Nigeria News Agency reports that the training is being organised by the SPG Generation family Egbin Power Plc and First Independent Power Limited in collaboration with the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria NAPTIN Adesina said the trainees were selected out of over 8 500 applicants to participate in the training after a very rigorous process adding that they were chosen from various fields of engineering profession including electrical chemical electronic and mechanical He said the current crop of 29 male and nine female graduands had distinguished themselves as the best set of the GEP since the programme started in 2014 Adesina said Over the past 12 months they have embarked on intensive classroom training and hands on activities across Power Generation Operations Distribution Transmission Electricity and Commercial Awareness These rigorous sessions led by seasoned power experts have given our graduates a strategic understanding of the entire value chain of the Nigerian Power Sector I am confident that this foundation will empower our future power experts to disrupt and transform the sector as they progress in their careers According to him the GEP has birthed several success stories in the past four years and has produced 198 engineers who are driven by innovation and passion to light up Africa I am confident that the programme will remain a robust platform for developing the next generation of power experts that will ensure Sahara Power Group continues to bring energy to life in Nigeria and Africa Since 2014 Sahara Power Group has recruited over 130 graduate engineers in line with our commitment to empower the youth and develop local capacity in the power sector he said On his part the Director General of NAPTIN Mr Ahmed Nagode said that the GEP was a a very important and fundamental programme in the career of a professional engineer in the power sector It is a programme that bridges the gap between academic qualification of in Electrical and Mechanical engineering and the skills required to operate on the power networks Nagode said The director general said that NAPTIN was committed to filling the manpower gap in the energy sector through its various training programmes and thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for upgrading the institute s facilities to enable it deliver on its mandate He said I congratulate the graduands for adding another profile to your Curriculum Vitae I urge you to be good Alumni of NAPTIN and ensure that you are better industry players by giving back to Sahara Power the gains of this investment on your competence Mr Joseph Adetubo who was the best male graduand thanked Sahara Power Group for the training saying it further exposed the trainees to the workings of the power sector Edited by Oluwole Sogunle
    Sahara Power Group trains 198 graduate engineers in 4 years
      The Sahara Power Group SPG says it has trained no fewer than 198 engineers under its Graduate Engineering Programme GEP in the last four years Its Group Managing Director Mr Kola Adesina made the announcement at the induction programme of 38 GEP Trainees on Friday in Lagos The Nigeria News Agency reports that the training is being organised by the SPG Generation family Egbin Power Plc and First Independent Power Limited in collaboration with the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria NAPTIN Adesina said the trainees were selected out of over 8 500 applicants to participate in the training after a very rigorous process adding that they were chosen from various fields of engineering profession including electrical chemical electronic and mechanical He said the current crop of 29 male and nine female graduands had distinguished themselves as the best set of the GEP since the programme started in 2014 Adesina said Over the past 12 months they have embarked on intensive classroom training and hands on activities across Power Generation Operations Distribution Transmission Electricity and Commercial Awareness These rigorous sessions led by seasoned power experts have given our graduates a strategic understanding of the entire value chain of the Nigerian Power Sector I am confident that this foundation will empower our future power experts to disrupt and transform the sector as they progress in their careers According to him the GEP has birthed several success stories in the past four years and has produced 198 engineers who are driven by innovation and passion to light up Africa I am confident that the programme will remain a robust platform for developing the next generation of power experts that will ensure Sahara Power Group continues to bring energy to life in Nigeria and Africa Since 2014 Sahara Power Group has recruited over 130 graduate engineers in line with our commitment to empower the youth and develop local capacity in the power sector he said On his part the Director General of NAPTIN Mr Ahmed Nagode said that the GEP was a a very important and fundamental programme in the career of a professional engineer in the power sector It is a programme that bridges the gap between academic qualification of in Electrical and Mechanical engineering and the skills required to operate on the power networks Nagode said The director general said that NAPTIN was committed to filling the manpower gap in the energy sector through its various training programmes and thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for upgrading the institute s facilities to enable it deliver on its mandate He said I congratulate the graduands for adding another profile to your Curriculum Vitae I urge you to be good Alumni of NAPTIN and ensure that you are better industry players by giving back to Sahara Power the gains of this investment on your competence Mr Joseph Adetubo who was the best male graduand thanked Sahara Power Group for the training saying it further exposed the trainees to the workings of the power sector Edited by Oluwole Sogunle
    Sahara Power Group trains 198 graduate engineers in 4 years
    Economy3 years ago

    Sahara Power Group trains 198 graduate engineers in 4 years

    The Sahara Power Group (SPG) says it has trained no fewer than 198 engineers under its Graduate Engineering Programme (GEP) in the last four years.

    Its Group Managing Director, Mr Kola Adesina, made the announcement at the induction programme of 38 GEP Trainees on Friday in Lagos.

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that the training is being organised by the SPG Generation family-Egbin Power Plc and First Independent Power Limited in collaboration with the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN).

    Adesina said the trainees were selected out of over 8,500 applicants to participate in the training after a very rigorous process, adding that they were chosen from various fields of engineering profession including electrical, chemical, electronic and mechanical.

    He said the current crop of 29 male and nine female graduands had distinguished themselves as the best set of the GEP since the programme started in 2014.

    Adesina said : “Over the past 12 months, they have embarked on intensive classroom training and hands-on activities across Power Generation, Operations, Distribution, Transmission, Electricity and Commercial Awareness.

    “These rigorous sessions led by seasoned power experts have given our graduates a strategic understanding of the entire value chain of the Nigerian Power Sector.

    “I am confident that this foundation will empower our future power experts to disrupt and transform the sector as they progress in their careers. ”

    According to him, the GEP has birthed several success stories in the past four years and has produced 198 engineers who are driven by innovation and passion to light up Africa.

    “I am confident that the programme will remain a robust platform for developing the next generation of power experts that will ensure Sahara Power Group continues to bring energy to life in Nigeria and Africa.

    “Since 2014, Sahara Power Group has recruited over 130 graduate engineers in line with our commitment to empower the youth and develop local capacity in the power sector,” he said.

    On his part, the Director General of NAPTIN, Mr Ahmed Nagode, said that the GEP was a a very important and fundamental programme in the career of a professional engineer in the power sector.

    “It is a programme that bridges the gap between academic qualification of in Electrical and Mechanical engineering and the skills required to operate on the power networks,” Nagode said.

    The director-general said that NAPTIN was committed to filling the manpower gap in the energy sector through its various training programmes and thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for upgrading the institute’s facilities to enable it deliver on its mandate.

    He said : “I congratulate the graduands for adding another profile to your Curriculum Vitae.

    “I urge you to be good Alumni of NAPTIN and ensure that you are better industry players by giving back to Sahara Power the gains of this investment on your competence.”

    Mr Joseph Adetubo, who was the best male graduand, thanked Sahara Power Group for the training, saying it further exposed the trainees to the workings of the power sector.

    Edited by Oluwole Sogunle

  •   Worried by the high rate of unemployment a non governmental organisation Unique Youth Initiative UYI on Thursday organised an employability enhancement training for young graduates in Lagos State in an effort to make them self reliant The Founder of UYI Mrs Folake Adelusi said at the training that her interactions with many graduates showed that they needed training to upgrade their skills Adeluyi who said that many young graduates approached her for jobs or recommendations for jobs said that a large number needed to upgrade their skills to be able to secure jobs or successfully do businesses She said that the free training would enhance personal development of the beneficiaries thereby increase their chances of getting good jobs She added that the training would help them to start businesses Unique Youth Initiative is a non profit organisation that has a vision to influence youths for a better future through skill development The number of unemployed youths is scary We have a two day free training for graduates that are seeking employment This training is intended to enhance personal development and increase their chances of getting good jobs The training will also teach them ways in which they can generate incomes apart from white collar jobs The theme is Employability she said According to her the training will be quarterly She said that after the training the organisation would recommend some of the participants to some organisations for job interviews One of the facilitators Mr Niyi Akinyemi of the Lagos Business School said that there were still jobs in Nigeria but only few people knew how to secure them According to him many job graduates are unemployed to due to ignorance and get rich quick mindset He said that youths should not despise jobs with little pay packages but should use them to build experiences needed by organisations offering high remuneration The trainer said that job opportunities were always open locally and internationally urging that young graduates should understand what it would take to be hired by well paying employers He said that such employers would recruit only the bold resourceful intelligent knowledgeable and confident He added that job seekers should be humble and obedient The Nigeria News Agency reports 20 unemployed graduates participated in the training Edited by Ijeoma Popoola
    NGO worried by graduate unemployment, organises employability enhancement training
      Worried by the high rate of unemployment a non governmental organisation Unique Youth Initiative UYI on Thursday organised an employability enhancement training for young graduates in Lagos State in an effort to make them self reliant The Founder of UYI Mrs Folake Adelusi said at the training that her interactions with many graduates showed that they needed training to upgrade their skills Adeluyi who said that many young graduates approached her for jobs or recommendations for jobs said that a large number needed to upgrade their skills to be able to secure jobs or successfully do businesses She said that the free training would enhance personal development of the beneficiaries thereby increase their chances of getting good jobs She added that the training would help them to start businesses Unique Youth Initiative is a non profit organisation that has a vision to influence youths for a better future through skill development The number of unemployed youths is scary We have a two day free training for graduates that are seeking employment This training is intended to enhance personal development and increase their chances of getting good jobs The training will also teach them ways in which they can generate incomes apart from white collar jobs The theme is Employability she said According to her the training will be quarterly She said that after the training the organisation would recommend some of the participants to some organisations for job interviews One of the facilitators Mr Niyi Akinyemi of the Lagos Business School said that there were still jobs in Nigeria but only few people knew how to secure them According to him many job graduates are unemployed to due to ignorance and get rich quick mindset He said that youths should not despise jobs with little pay packages but should use them to build experiences needed by organisations offering high remuneration The trainer said that job opportunities were always open locally and internationally urging that young graduates should understand what it would take to be hired by well paying employers He said that such employers would recruit only the bold resourceful intelligent knowledgeable and confident He added that job seekers should be humble and obedient The Nigeria News Agency reports 20 unemployed graduates participated in the training Edited by Ijeoma Popoola
    NGO worried by graduate unemployment, organises employability enhancement training
    General news3 years ago

    NGO worried by graduate unemployment, organises employability enhancement training

    Worried by the high rate of unemployment, a non-governmental organisation, Unique Youth Initiative (UYI), on Thursday organised  an employability enhancement training for young graduates in Lagos State, in an effort to make them self-reliant.

     

    The Founder of UYI, Mrs Folake Adelusi, said at the training that her interactions with many graduates showed that they needed training to upgrade their skills.

    Adeluyi, who said that many young graduates approached her for jobs or recommendations for jobs, said that a large number needed to upgrade their skills to be able to secure jobs or successfully do businesses.

    She said that the free training would enhance personal development of the beneficiaries; thereby increase their chances of getting good jobs.

    She added that the training would help them to  start businesses.

    “Unique Youth Initiative is a non-profit organisation that has a vision to influence youths for a better future through skill development. The number of unemployed youths is scary.

    “We have a two-day free training for graduates that are seeking employment.

    “This training is intended to enhance personal development and increase their chances of getting good jobs.

    “The training will also teach them ways in which they can generate incomes apart from white collar jobs.  The theme is: `Employability’,’’ she said.

    According to her, the training will be quarterly.

    She said that after the training, the organisation would recommend some of the participants to some organisations for job interviews.

    One of the facilitators, Mr Niyi Akinyemi of the Lagos Business School, said that there were still jobs in Nigeria but only few people knew  how to secure them.

     

    According to him, many job graduates are unemployed to due to ignorance and get-rich-quick mindset.

    He said that youths should not despise jobs with little pay packages but should use them to build experiences needed by organisations offering high remuneration.

    The trainer said that job opportunities were always open locally and internationally, urging that young graduates should understand what it would take to be hired by well-paying employers.

    He said that such employers would recruit only the bold, resourceful, intelligent, knowledgeable and confident.

    He added that job seekers should be humble and obedient.

    The Nigeria News Agency reports 20 unemployed graduates participated in the training.

    Edited by Ijeoma Popoola

     

  •   25 year old Kingsley Kings a graduate of Linguistics Abia State University Uturu on Sunday defeated 10 other contestants to emerge the overall best of the 2019 Vision Africa ICON Music Reality Show finals The colourful event which took place at the Michael Okpara Auditorium Umuahia had the theme Peace and security panacea for sustainable development In a speech Bishop Sunday Onuoha the President of Vision Africa International Umuahia said that the competition evolved out of the dire need to discover fresh talents train and empower them to pursue a career in music Onuoha said Years ago we came to realise that there are so many young persons with musical talents around us but do not have a platform to nurture develop and harness those gifts To bridge the gap the Vision Africa Personality Award ICON Music Reality Show was birthed Our aim is primarily to discover new talents among our youth support and motivate them train their voices to translate their motivation and springboard their long held dreams into effective musical career The cleric further said that by increasing their musical capacity and mobilising Vision Africa Radio facilities to support them we provide the much needed technical assistance to ensure we bring out the best in them and encourage them to pursue their dream He commended all the contestants numbering 192 for their participation pointing out that the show was not essentially about winning the prizes at stake It is about the total development of participants with the eventual objective of giving glory to God through music he said He further urged other contestants not to relent in carving a niche for themselves in the vast potential of the music community He said Opportunities still abound to chase your dreams and the stage is forever set for the determined Onuoha said that aside from the cash prize the winner was entitled to a one year sponsored music promotion and a recording contract Contestants go home as better people exposed and advanced to get to another level he said adding that while some got scholarships to the university others got equipped to pursue their career in music He hoped to grow the show and open it up to youths from other parts of the country and the world and solicited the collaboration of interested philanthropists The bishop of the Methodist Church Nigeria said that the personality award was for professionals and entrepreneurs that have shown lasting leadership qualities in business and individuals who have made significant contributions to community development through impactful investment The Chairman of the ceremony Obong Victor Attah commended Onuoha and the organisation for organising the competition designed to discover budding talents in music The former governor of Akwa Ibom urged the youths to avail themselves of the opportunity provided by the show to excel in musical career According to him the future belongs to those who see opportunities and make good use of them In a keynote address the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Tukur Buratai underscored the imperative of peace and security to sustainable development in Nigeria Buratai who was represented by the Commander 82 Div Military Intelligence Brigade Col E J Cleopas therefore appealed to Nigerians to embrace peace for Nigeria to move forward Nigeria News Agency reports that the five prominent Nigerians including Attah Mrs Uju Agomoh the Executive Director Prison Rehabilitation and Welfare Action Chief Cosmos Ndukwe the Commissioner for Trade and Investment and former legislator in Abia were conferred with the Personality Award Other recipients were Mrs Charity Obioma a prophetess Chief Okechukwu Ndukwe the General Manager Abia State Estate Development Agency and the Speaker Abia House of Assembly Chinedum Orji who converted his award to the Abia Seventh Assembly Edited by Sam Oditah
    25-yr-old graduate of Linguistics wins musical contest in Abia
      25 year old Kingsley Kings a graduate of Linguistics Abia State University Uturu on Sunday defeated 10 other contestants to emerge the overall best of the 2019 Vision Africa ICON Music Reality Show finals The colourful event which took place at the Michael Okpara Auditorium Umuahia had the theme Peace and security panacea for sustainable development In a speech Bishop Sunday Onuoha the President of Vision Africa International Umuahia said that the competition evolved out of the dire need to discover fresh talents train and empower them to pursue a career in music Onuoha said Years ago we came to realise that there are so many young persons with musical talents around us but do not have a platform to nurture develop and harness those gifts To bridge the gap the Vision Africa Personality Award ICON Music Reality Show was birthed Our aim is primarily to discover new talents among our youth support and motivate them train their voices to translate their motivation and springboard their long held dreams into effective musical career The cleric further said that by increasing their musical capacity and mobilising Vision Africa Radio facilities to support them we provide the much needed technical assistance to ensure we bring out the best in them and encourage them to pursue their dream He commended all the contestants numbering 192 for their participation pointing out that the show was not essentially about winning the prizes at stake It is about the total development of participants with the eventual objective of giving glory to God through music he said He further urged other contestants not to relent in carving a niche for themselves in the vast potential of the music community He said Opportunities still abound to chase your dreams and the stage is forever set for the determined Onuoha said that aside from the cash prize the winner was entitled to a one year sponsored music promotion and a recording contract Contestants go home as better people exposed and advanced to get to another level he said adding that while some got scholarships to the university others got equipped to pursue their career in music He hoped to grow the show and open it up to youths from other parts of the country and the world and solicited the collaboration of interested philanthropists The bishop of the Methodist Church Nigeria said that the personality award was for professionals and entrepreneurs that have shown lasting leadership qualities in business and individuals who have made significant contributions to community development through impactful investment The Chairman of the ceremony Obong Victor Attah commended Onuoha and the organisation for organising the competition designed to discover budding talents in music The former governor of Akwa Ibom urged the youths to avail themselves of the opportunity provided by the show to excel in musical career According to him the future belongs to those who see opportunities and make good use of them In a keynote address the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Tukur Buratai underscored the imperative of peace and security to sustainable development in Nigeria Buratai who was represented by the Commander 82 Div Military Intelligence Brigade Col E J Cleopas therefore appealed to Nigerians to embrace peace for Nigeria to move forward Nigeria News Agency reports that the five prominent Nigerians including Attah Mrs Uju Agomoh the Executive Director Prison Rehabilitation and Welfare Action Chief Cosmos Ndukwe the Commissioner for Trade and Investment and former legislator in Abia were conferred with the Personality Award Other recipients were Mrs Charity Obioma a prophetess Chief Okechukwu Ndukwe the General Manager Abia State Estate Development Agency and the Speaker Abia House of Assembly Chinedum Orji who converted his award to the Abia Seventh Assembly Edited by Sam Oditah
    25-yr-old graduate of Linguistics wins musical contest in Abia
    General news3 years ago

    25-yr-old graduate of Linguistics wins musical contest in Abia

    25-year-old Kingsley Kings, a graduate of Linguistics, Abia State University, Uturu, on Sunday defeated 10 other contestants to emerge the overall best of the 2019 Vision Africa ICON Music Reality Show finals.

    The colourful event, which took place at the Michael Okpara Auditorium, Umuahia, had the theme, “Peace and security, panacea for sustainable development.”

    In a speech, Bishop Sunday Onuoha, the President of Vision Africa International, Umuahia, said that the competition evolved out of the dire need to discover fresh talents, train and empower them to pursue a career in music.

    Onuoha said: “Years ago, we came to realise that there are so many young persons with musical talents around us but do not have a platform to nurture, develop and harness those gifts.

    “To bridge the gap, the Vision Africa Personality Award/ICON Music Reality Show was birthed.

    “Our aim is primarily to discover new talents among our youth, support and motivate them, train their voices to translate their motivation and springboard their long-held dreams into effective musical career.”

    The cleric further said that by increasing their musical capacity and mobilising Vision Africa Radio facilities to support them, “we provide the much needed technical assistance to ensure we bring out the best in them and encourage them to pursue their dream.”

    He commended all the contestants, numbering 192, for their participation, pointing out that the show was not essentially about winning the prizes at stake.

    “It is about the total development of participants with the eventual objective of giving glory to God through music,” he said.

    He further urged other contestants not to relent in carving a niche for themselves in the vast potential of the music community.

    He said, “Opportunities still abound to chase your dreams and the stage is forever set for the determined.”

    Onuoha said that aside from the cash prize, the winner was entitled to a one-year sponsored music promotion and a recording contract.

    “Contestants go home as better people, exposed and advanced to get to another level,” he said, adding that while some got scholarships to the university, others got equipped to pursue their career in music.

    He hoped to grow the show “and open it up to youths from other parts of the country and the world” and solicited the collaboration of interested philanthropists.

    The bishop of the Methodist Church Nigeria said that the personality award was for “professionals and entrepreneurs that have shown lasting leadership qualities in business and individuals, who have made significant contributions to community development through impactful investment.”

    The Chairman of the ceremony, Obong Victor Attah, commended Onuoha and the organisation for organising the competition, designed to discover budding talents in music.

    The former governor of Akwa Ibom urged the youths to avail themselves of the opportunity provided by the show to excel in musical career.

    According to him, “the future belongs to those who see opportunities and make good use of them.”

    In a keynote address, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, underscored the imperative of peace and security to sustainable development in Nigeria.

    Buratai, who was represented by the Commander, 82 Div. Military Intelligence Brigade, Col. E. J. Cleopas, therefore, appealed to Nigerians to embrace peace for Nigeria to move forward.

    Nigeria News Agency reports that the five prominent Nigerians, including Attah, Mrs Uju Agomoh, the Executive Director, Prison Rehabilitation and Welfare Action, Chief Cosmos Ndukwe, the Commissioner for Trade and Investment and former legislator in Abia, were conferred with the Personality Award.

    Other recipients were Mrs Charity Obioma, a prophetess, Chief Okechukwu Ndukwe, the General Manager, Abia State Estate Development Agency, and the Speaker, Abia House of Assembly, Chinedum Orji, who converted his award to the Abia Seventh Assembly.

    (Edited by Sam Oditah)

  •   25 year old Kingsley Kings a graduate of Linguistics Abia State University Uturu on Sunday defeated 10 other contestants to emerge the overall best of the 2019 Vision Africa ICON Music Reality Show finals The colourful event which took place at the Michael Okpara Auditorium Umuahia had the theme Peace and security panacea for sustainable development In a speech Bishop Sunday Onuoha the President of Vision Africa International Umuahia said that the competition evolved out of the dire need to discover fresh talents train and empower them to pursue a career in music Onuoha said Years ago we came to realise that there are so many young persons with musical talents around us but do not have a platform to nurture develop and harness those gifts To bridge the gap the Vision Africa Personality Award ICON Music Reality Show was birthed Our aim is primarily to discover new talents among our youth support and motivate them train their voices to translate their motivation and springboard their long held dreams into effective musical career The cleric further said that by increasing their musical capacity and mobilising Vision Africa Radio facilities to support them we provide the much needed technical assistance to ensure we bring out the best in them and encourage them to pursue their dream He commended all the contestants numbering 192 for their participation pointing out that the show was not essentially about winning the prizes at stake It is about the total development of participants with the eventual objective of giving glory to God through music he said He further urged other contestants not to relent in carving a niche for themselves in the vast potential of the music community He said Opportunities still abound to chase your dreams and the stage is forever set for the determined Onuoha said that aside from the cash prize the winner was entitled to a one year sponsored music promotion and a recording contract Contestants go home as better people exposed and advanced to get to another level he said adding that while some got scholarships to the university others got equipped to pursue their career in music He hoped to grow the show and open it up to youths from other parts of the country and the world and solicited the collaboration of interested philanthropists The bishop of the Methodist Church Nigeria said that the personality award was for professionals and entrepreneurs that have shown lasting leadership qualities in business and individuals who have made significant contributions to community development through impactful investment The Chairman of the ceremony Obong Victor Attah commended Onuoha and the organisation for organising the competition designed to discover budding talents in music The former governor of Akwa Ibom urged the youths to avail themselves of the opportunity provided by the show to excel in musical career According to him the future belongs to those who see opportunities and make good use of them In a keynote address the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Tukur Buratai underscored the imperative of peace and security to sustainable development in Nigeria Buratai who was represented by the Commander 82 Div Military Intelligence Brigade Col E J Cleopas therefore appealed to Nigerians to embrace peace for Nigeria to move forward Nigeria News Agency reports that the five prominent Nigerians including Attah Mrs Uju Agomoh the Executive Director Prison Rehabilitation and Welfare Action Chief Cosmos Ndukwe the Commissioner for Trade and Investment and former legislator in Abia were conferred with the Personality Award Other recipients were Mrs Charity Obioma a prophetess Chief Okechukwu Ndukwe the General Manager Abia State Estate Development Agency and the Speaker Abia House of Assembly Chinedum Orji who converted his award to the Abia Seventh Assembly Edited by Sam Oditah
    2525-yr-old graduate of Linguistics wins musical contest in Abia
      25 year old Kingsley Kings a graduate of Linguistics Abia State University Uturu on Sunday defeated 10 other contestants to emerge the overall best of the 2019 Vision Africa ICON Music Reality Show finals The colourful event which took place at the Michael Okpara Auditorium Umuahia had the theme Peace and security panacea for sustainable development In a speech Bishop Sunday Onuoha the President of Vision Africa International Umuahia said that the competition evolved out of the dire need to discover fresh talents train and empower them to pursue a career in music Onuoha said Years ago we came to realise that there are so many young persons with musical talents around us but do not have a platform to nurture develop and harness those gifts To bridge the gap the Vision Africa Personality Award ICON Music Reality Show was birthed Our aim is primarily to discover new talents among our youth support and motivate them train their voices to translate their motivation and springboard their long held dreams into effective musical career The cleric further said that by increasing their musical capacity and mobilising Vision Africa Radio facilities to support them we provide the much needed technical assistance to ensure we bring out the best in them and encourage them to pursue their dream He commended all the contestants numbering 192 for their participation pointing out that the show was not essentially about winning the prizes at stake It is about the total development of participants with the eventual objective of giving glory to God through music he said He further urged other contestants not to relent in carving a niche for themselves in the vast potential of the music community He said Opportunities still abound to chase your dreams and the stage is forever set for the determined Onuoha said that aside from the cash prize the winner was entitled to a one year sponsored music promotion and a recording contract Contestants go home as better people exposed and advanced to get to another level he said adding that while some got scholarships to the university others got equipped to pursue their career in music He hoped to grow the show and open it up to youths from other parts of the country and the world and solicited the collaboration of interested philanthropists The bishop of the Methodist Church Nigeria said that the personality award was for professionals and entrepreneurs that have shown lasting leadership qualities in business and individuals who have made significant contributions to community development through impactful investment The Chairman of the ceremony Obong Victor Attah commended Onuoha and the organisation for organising the competition designed to discover budding talents in music The former governor of Akwa Ibom urged the youths to avail themselves of the opportunity provided by the show to excel in musical career According to him the future belongs to those who see opportunities and make good use of them In a keynote address the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Tukur Buratai underscored the imperative of peace and security to sustainable development in Nigeria Buratai who was represented by the Commander 82 Div Military Intelligence Brigade Col E J Cleopas therefore appealed to Nigerians to embrace peace for Nigeria to move forward Nigeria News Agency reports that the five prominent Nigerians including Attah Mrs Uju Agomoh the Executive Director Prison Rehabilitation and Welfare Action Chief Cosmos Ndukwe the Commissioner for Trade and Investment and former legislator in Abia were conferred with the Personality Award Other recipients were Mrs Charity Obioma a prophetess Chief Okechukwu Ndukwe the General Manager Abia State Estate Development Agency and the Speaker Abia House of Assembly Chinedum Orji who converted his award to the Abia Seventh Assembly Edited by Sam Oditah
    2525-yr-old graduate of Linguistics wins musical contest in Abia
    General news3 years ago

    2525-yr-old graduate of Linguistics wins musical contest in Abia

    25-year-old Kingsley Kings, a graduate of Linguistics, Abia State University, Uturu, on Sunday defeated 10 other contestants to emerge the overall best of the 2019 Vision Africa ICON Music Reality Show finals.

    The colourful event, which took place at the Michael Okpara Auditorium, Umuahia, had the theme, “Peace and security, panacea for sustainable development.”

    In a speech, Bishop Sunday Onuoha, the President of Vision Africa International, Umuahia, said that the competition evolved out of the dire need to discover fresh talents, train and empower them to pursue a career in music.

    Onuoha said: “Years ago, we came to realise that there are so many young persons with musical talents around us but do not have a platform to nurture, develop and harness those gifts.

    “To bridge the gap, the Vision Africa Personality Award/ICON Music Reality Show was birthed.

    “Our aim is primarily to discover new talents among our youth, support and motivate them, train their voices to translate their motivation and springboard their long-held dreams into effective musical career.”

    The cleric further said that by increasing their musical capacity and mobilising Vision Africa Radio facilities to support them, “we provide the much needed technical assistance to ensure we bring out the best in them and encourage them to pursue their dream.”

    He commended all the contestants, numbering 192, for their participation, pointing out that the show was not essentially about winning the prizes at stake.

    “It is about the total development of participants with the eventual objective of giving glory to God through music,” he said.

    He further urged other contestants not to relent in carving a niche for themselves in the vast potential of the music community.

    He said, “Opportunities still abound to chase your dreams and the stage is forever set for the determined.”

    Onuoha said that aside from the cash prize, the winner was entitled to a one-year sponsored music promotion and a recording contract.

    “Contestants go home as better people, exposed and advanced to get to another level,” he said, adding that while some got scholarships to the university, others got equipped to pursue their career in music.

    He hoped to grow the show “and open it up to youths from other parts of the country and the world” and solicited the collaboration of interested philanthropists.

    The bishop of the Methodist Church Nigeria said that the personality award was for “professionals and entrepreneurs that have shown lasting leadership qualities in business and individuals, who have made significant contributions to community development through impactful investment.”

    The Chairman of the ceremony, Obong Victor Attah, commended Onuoha and the organisation for organising the competition, designed to discover budding talents in music.

    The former governor of Akwa Ibom urged the youths to avail themselves of the opportunity provided by the show to excel in musical career.

    According to him, “the future belongs to those who see opportunities and make good use of them.”

    In a keynote address, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, underscored the imperative of peace and security to sustainable development in Nigeria.

    Buratai, who was represented by the Commander, 82 Div. Military Intelligence Brigade, Col. E. J. Cleopas, therefore, appealed to Nigerians to embrace peace for Nigeria to move forward.

    Nigeria News Agency reports that the five prominent Nigerians, including Attah, Mrs Uju Agomoh, the Executive Director, Prison Rehabilitation and Welfare Action, Chief Cosmos Ndukwe, the Commissioner for Trade and Investment and former legislator in Abia, were conferred with the Personality Award.

    Other recipients were Mrs Charity Obioma, a prophetess, Chief Okechukwu Ndukwe, the General Manager, Abia State Estate Development Agency, and the Speaker, Abia House of Assembly, Chinedum Orji, who converted his award to the Abia Seventh Assembly.

    (Edited by Sam Oditah)

  •   Sixty one Deputy Controllers of Nigeria Correctional Services on Friday completed their eight weeks advance management training at the service Academy aimed at repositioning the services The Nigeria News Agency reports that the officers took part in the 11th Deputy Controllers Command DCPs Course Batch C at the Academy in Ijebu Igbo Ogun Speaking at the ceremony the NCS Comptroller General Alhaji Ja afaru Ahmed said that human capacity development remains one of the utmost priorities in the correctional programmes for effective service delivery According to him the recent enactment of the Nigeria Correctional Service Act 2019 has repealed the Prison Act Cap P29 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 This is another milestone in the history of the service which memories will continue to linger for decades with the recent enactment of the Nigeria Correctional Service Act 2019 he said The comptroller general urged the course participants to justify the huge investment of the Federal Government on the service Ahmed said efforts had been put in place to conclude the ongoing review and expansion of the curriculum being used at the training institution to attain international best practices More than 12 000 staff members in the service had gone on various training and retraining and refresher courses within the last three years of my tenure he said Ahmed was represented by Chiabua Victor an Assistant Controller General ACG Zone A in charge of Lagos and Ogun He said that over 20 000 officers of the service were promoted to boost and motivate their morals toward hard work and dedication to duty On infrastructure upgrade Ahmed said over 200 custodial blocks and cells were either constructed or renovated in the correctional service In his remarks Commandant of the Academy Oluwayiopese Benson appealed for support to help the institution attain its desired status to attract correctional practitioners from Africa and beyond Benson urged community leaders and spirited individuals to assist the service in the provision of hostels for students accommodation and staff quarters which he said would be named after the donor The commandant advised the participants to make good use of the knowledge they acquired during their training According to him the Correctional Act will enhance the operations of the service and reduced congestion in the entire prisons across the country We appeal to notable sons and daughters of the community home and abroad to support the service in providing hostel accommodation and staff quarters To the graduands I encourage you all to key into the principle of the New Correctional Act 2109 The Act emphasises the custodial and non custodial faculties in ensuring the service achieve its objectives he said Speaking Oba Ibitola Solaja Keegbo of Ijebu Igbo appealed to the NCS to be magnanimous and consider indigenes of the community for recruitment as a social responsibility to the host community The overall best participant in academics Batch C DCC Abdulraheem Salami urged all the participants to impact the skills learnt to their operations at their various departments Salami said that the training was to acquired knowledge on how to tackle challenges as they progress in their careers in the service In fact I have learn a lot since i come here I realised that there were lots of things I don t understand about the job but now I think I am fulfilled he said ADEX GOK Edited by Olagoke Olatoye
    Nigeria Correctional Services graduate 61 Deputy Controllers from Academy
      Sixty one Deputy Controllers of Nigeria Correctional Services on Friday completed their eight weeks advance management training at the service Academy aimed at repositioning the services The Nigeria News Agency reports that the officers took part in the 11th Deputy Controllers Command DCPs Course Batch C at the Academy in Ijebu Igbo Ogun Speaking at the ceremony the NCS Comptroller General Alhaji Ja afaru Ahmed said that human capacity development remains one of the utmost priorities in the correctional programmes for effective service delivery According to him the recent enactment of the Nigeria Correctional Service Act 2019 has repealed the Prison Act Cap P29 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 This is another milestone in the history of the service which memories will continue to linger for decades with the recent enactment of the Nigeria Correctional Service Act 2019 he said The comptroller general urged the course participants to justify the huge investment of the Federal Government on the service Ahmed said efforts had been put in place to conclude the ongoing review and expansion of the curriculum being used at the training institution to attain international best practices More than 12 000 staff members in the service had gone on various training and retraining and refresher courses within the last three years of my tenure he said Ahmed was represented by Chiabua Victor an Assistant Controller General ACG Zone A in charge of Lagos and Ogun He said that over 20 000 officers of the service were promoted to boost and motivate their morals toward hard work and dedication to duty On infrastructure upgrade Ahmed said over 200 custodial blocks and cells were either constructed or renovated in the correctional service In his remarks Commandant of the Academy Oluwayiopese Benson appealed for support to help the institution attain its desired status to attract correctional practitioners from Africa and beyond Benson urged community leaders and spirited individuals to assist the service in the provision of hostels for students accommodation and staff quarters which he said would be named after the donor The commandant advised the participants to make good use of the knowledge they acquired during their training According to him the Correctional Act will enhance the operations of the service and reduced congestion in the entire prisons across the country We appeal to notable sons and daughters of the community home and abroad to support the service in providing hostel accommodation and staff quarters To the graduands I encourage you all to key into the principle of the New Correctional Act 2109 The Act emphasises the custodial and non custodial faculties in ensuring the service achieve its objectives he said Speaking Oba Ibitola Solaja Keegbo of Ijebu Igbo appealed to the NCS to be magnanimous and consider indigenes of the community for recruitment as a social responsibility to the host community The overall best participant in academics Batch C DCC Abdulraheem Salami urged all the participants to impact the skills learnt to their operations at their various departments Salami said that the training was to acquired knowledge on how to tackle challenges as they progress in their careers in the service In fact I have learn a lot since i come here I realised that there were lots of things I don t understand about the job but now I think I am fulfilled he said ADEX GOK Edited by Olagoke Olatoye
    Nigeria Correctional Services graduate 61 Deputy Controllers from Academy
    Defence/Security3 years ago

    Nigeria Correctional Services graduate 61 Deputy Controllers from Academy

    Sixty-one Deputy Controllers of Nigeria Correctional Services on Friday completed their eight weeks advance management training at the service Academy, aimed at repositioning the services.

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that the officers took part in the 11th Deputy Controllers Command (DCPs) Course Batch ‘C’ at the Academy in Ijebu-Igbo,Ogun.

    Speaking at the ceremony, the NCS Comptroller-General, Alhaji Ja’afaru Ahmed, said that human capacity development remains one of the utmost priorities in the correctional programmes for effective service delivery.

    According to him, the recent enactment of the Nigeria Correctional Service Act, 2019, has repealed the Prison Act Cap, P29, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

    “This is another milestone in the history of the service which memories will continue to linger for decades with the recent enactment of the Nigeria Correctional Service Act, 2019,” he said.

    The comptroller-general urged the course participants to justify the huge investment of the Federal Government on the service.

    Ahmed said efforts had been put in place to conclude the ongoing review and expansion of the curriculum being used at the training institution to attain international best practices.

    “More than 12,000 staff members in the service had gone on various training and retraining and refresher courses within the last three years of my tenure,” he said.

    Ahmed was represented by Chiabua Victor, an Assistant Controller General (ACG) Zone A in charge of Lagos and Ogun.

    He said that over 20,000 officers of the service were promoted to boost and motivate their morals toward hard work and dedication to duty.

    On infrastructure upgrade, Ahmed said over 200 custodial blocks and cells were either constructed or renovated in the correctional service.

    In his remarks, Commandant of the Academy, Oluwayiopese Benson, appealed for support to help the institution attain its desired status to attract correctional practitioners from Africa and beyond.

    Benson urged community leaders and spirited individuals to assist the service in the provision of hostels for students, accommodation and staff quarters which he said would be named after the donor.

    The commandant advised the participants to make good use of the knowledge they acquired during their training.

    According to him, the Correctional Act will enhance the operations of the service and reduced congestion in the entire prisons across the country.

    “We appeal to notable sons and daughters of the community , home and abroad to support the service in providing hostel, accommodation and staff quarters.

    “To the graduands, I encourage you all to key into the principle of the New Correctional Act, 2109.

    “The Act emphasises the custodial and non-custodial faculties in ensuring the service achieve its objectives,” he said.

    Speaking, Oba Ibitola Solaja, Keegbo of Ijebu-Igbo, appealed to the NCS to be magnanimous and consider indigenes of the community for recruitment as a social responsibility to the host community.

    The overall best participant in academics, Batch C, DCC, Abdulraheem Salami, urged all the participants to impact the skills learnt to their operations at their various departments.

    Salami said that the training was to acquired knowledge on how to tackle challenges as they progress in their careers in the service.

    “In fact, I have learn a lot since i come here; I realised that there were lots of things I don’t understand about the job, but now, I think I am fulfilled,” he said.
    ADEX/GOK
    Edited by Olagoke Olatoye

  •   The Nigeran Defence Academy says 630 cadet of its regular course will pass out on Oct 5 During the event at the academy in Kaduna President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to commission the cadets into the Nigeria Armed Forces The Deputy Commandant of NDA AVM Ismail Kaita made the announcement on Wednesday at a press briefing in Kaduna Kaita said the forthcoming combined Passing Out Parade POP was for cadets of the 66 Regular Course Army 67 Regular Course Navy and Air Force and Short Service Course 45 Army The graduation is slated to hold on Oct 5 at the Nigerian Defence Academy Parade Ground here at Afaka Kaduna I am glad to announce that the Commander In Chief President Muhammadu Buhari will be physically present to grace this year s events he said Kaita said that traditionally the POP at the Academy was preceded by a number of key activities In this regard the activities for this year s Passing Out Parade commenced on Sept 14 with the Commandant hosting the cadets to a lunch at the Academy House Subsequently the Academy s medical team will organize a medical outreach for the Dankande community located on Kaduna Zaria way on Sept 19 Also a golf kitty will hold on Sept 21 at the recently upgraded and remodeled NDA Golf Course at 7 00 am On Sept 24 the Academy will hold a Prize Giving and Beating of the Retreat Ceremony at the NDA Parade Ground Afaka by 3 00 pm This event typifies the official close of training activities for the year and provides a platform to reward cadets who have distinguished themselves throughout the training year he said Kaita said that on Sept 27 there would be Friday prayers in honour of the cadets by the Muslim Ummah at the NDA Central Mosque He said that on Sunday Sept 29 Christians would converge at The Saviour s Chapel Afaka for a Christian Interdenominational Church Service Hence we urge members of the public to also commit the cadets in their prayers during various prayers and services across the country Kaita said He said NDA would host a convocation lecture for 67 Regular Course cadets and Post Graduate students on Oct 2 at Prof Mahmud Yakubu Hall Kaita said the lecture would be delivered by Prof Elias Bogoro the Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund He said the POP activities would continue on Oct 3 with the convocation ceremony for cadets of 67 Regular Course and Postgraduate students at the Academy s auditorium by 10 00am The event will be graced by the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Prof Yemi Osinbajo who will be the Special Guest of Honour During the event honourary degrees will be awarded to some distinguished Nigerians Kaita announced The Deputy commandant reminded members of the public that entry into NDA premises on graduation day was strictly by valid invitation TJ ORO MZA Edited by Razak Owolabi Maharazu Ahmed
    NDA to graduate 63O Regular Cadets Oct. 5
      The Nigeran Defence Academy says 630 cadet of its regular course will pass out on Oct 5 During the event at the academy in Kaduna President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to commission the cadets into the Nigeria Armed Forces The Deputy Commandant of NDA AVM Ismail Kaita made the announcement on Wednesday at a press briefing in Kaduna Kaita said the forthcoming combined Passing Out Parade POP was for cadets of the 66 Regular Course Army 67 Regular Course Navy and Air Force and Short Service Course 45 Army The graduation is slated to hold on Oct 5 at the Nigerian Defence Academy Parade Ground here at Afaka Kaduna I am glad to announce that the Commander In Chief President Muhammadu Buhari will be physically present to grace this year s events he said Kaita said that traditionally the POP at the Academy was preceded by a number of key activities In this regard the activities for this year s Passing Out Parade commenced on Sept 14 with the Commandant hosting the cadets to a lunch at the Academy House Subsequently the Academy s medical team will organize a medical outreach for the Dankande community located on Kaduna Zaria way on Sept 19 Also a golf kitty will hold on Sept 21 at the recently upgraded and remodeled NDA Golf Course at 7 00 am On Sept 24 the Academy will hold a Prize Giving and Beating of the Retreat Ceremony at the NDA Parade Ground Afaka by 3 00 pm This event typifies the official close of training activities for the year and provides a platform to reward cadets who have distinguished themselves throughout the training year he said Kaita said that on Sept 27 there would be Friday prayers in honour of the cadets by the Muslim Ummah at the NDA Central Mosque He said that on Sunday Sept 29 Christians would converge at The Saviour s Chapel Afaka for a Christian Interdenominational Church Service Hence we urge members of the public to also commit the cadets in their prayers during various prayers and services across the country Kaita said He said NDA would host a convocation lecture for 67 Regular Course cadets and Post Graduate students on Oct 2 at Prof Mahmud Yakubu Hall Kaita said the lecture would be delivered by Prof Elias Bogoro the Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund He said the POP activities would continue on Oct 3 with the convocation ceremony for cadets of 67 Regular Course and Postgraduate students at the Academy s auditorium by 10 00am The event will be graced by the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Prof Yemi Osinbajo who will be the Special Guest of Honour During the event honourary degrees will be awarded to some distinguished Nigerians Kaita announced The Deputy commandant reminded members of the public that entry into NDA premises on graduation day was strictly by valid invitation TJ ORO MZA Edited by Razak Owolabi Maharazu Ahmed
    NDA to graduate 63O Regular Cadets Oct. 5
    Defence/Security3 years ago

    NDA to graduate 63O Regular Cadets Oct. 5

    The Nigeran Defence Academy says 630 cadet of its regular course will pass out on Oct. 5.

    During the event at the academy in Kaduna, President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to commission the cadets into the Nigeria Armed Forces.

    The Deputy Commandant of NDA, AVM Ismail Kaita made the announcement on Wednesday at a press briefing in Kaduna.

    Kaita said the forthcoming combined Passing Out Parade (POP) was for cadets of the 66 Regular Course Army, 67 Regular Course Navy and Air Force and Short Service Course 45 Army.

    “The graduation is slated to hold on Oct. 5 at the Nigerian Defence Academy Parade Ground here at Afaka, Kaduna.

    “I am glad to announce that the Commander-In-Chief, President Muhammadu Buhari will be physically present to grace this year’s events,” he said.

    Kaita said that traditionally, the POP at the Academy was preceded by a number of key activities.

    “In this regard, the activities for this year’s Passing Out Parade commenced on Sept. 14 with the Commandant hosting the cadets to a lunch at the Academy House.

    “Subsequently, the Academy’s medical team will organize a medical outreach for the Dankande community located on Kaduna-Zaria way on Sept. 19.

    “Also, a golf kitty will hold on Sept. 21 at the recently upgraded and remodeled NDA Golf Course at 7.00 am.

    “On Sept. 24, the Academy will hold a Prize Giving and Beating of the Retreat Ceremony at the NDA Parade Ground, Afaka by 3.00 pm.

    “This event typifies the official close of training activities for the year and provides a platform to reward cadets who have distinguished themselves throughout the training year,” he said.

    Kaita said that on Sept. 27, there would be Friday prayers in honour of the cadets by the Muslim Ummah at the NDA Central Mosque.

    He said that on Sunday, Sept. 29, Christians would converge at The Saviour’s Chapel, Afaka for a Christian Interdenominational Church Service.

    “Hence, we urge members of the public to also commit the cadets in their prayers during various prayers and services across the country,” Kaita said.

    He said NDA would host a convocation lecture for 67 Regular Course cadets and Post Graduate students on Oct. 2  at Prof. Mahmud Yakubu Hall.

    Kaita said the lecture would be delivered by Prof. Elias Bogoro, the Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund.

    He said the POP activities would continue on Oct. 3, with the convocation ceremony for cadets of 67 Regular Course and Postgraduate students at the Academy’s auditorium by 10.00am.

    “The event will be graced by the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo who will be the Special Guest of Honour.

    “During the event, honourary degrees will be awarded to some distinguished Nigerians,” Kaita announced.

    The Deputy commandant reminded members of the public that entry into NDA premises on graduation day was strictly by valid invitation.

    TJ/ORO/MZA
    Edited by Razak Owolabi/Maharazu Ahmed

  •   The Kano State Government says over N600 million has been spent on ongoing joint tuition free post graduate scholarship between it and the French Embassy in Nigeria Gov Abdullahi Ganduje disclosed this on Tuesday in Kano while presenting travelling documents to the 4th batch of beneficiaries of the programme selected from the state s tertiary institutions Ganduje said that the fourth batch of beneficiaries included lecturers as the scheme was also meant to enhance the capacity of lecturers in the state owned tertiary institutions Ganduje represented by his deputy Dr Nasiru Gawuna said that the administration was spending a lot of resources to ensure that its serving lecturers get the best of training required to improve their performance Under this programme a lot of money has been spent based on 60 per cent 40 per cent agreement where French Government pays 60 percent Kano Government takes 40 per cent to ensure that our lecturers from tertiary institutions get the best training So far with this batch by the time everything is been paid over N600 million has been spent on the programme he said Ganduje said under the programme all the candidates were admitted into top ranking universities in France and some European countries This will certainly benefit the state in a couple of years he said He commended the heads of the various tertiary institutions for their commitment toward ensuring that education and other development activities in the state were given all the necessary attention and fairness The governor urged beneficiaries of the scholarship to be good ambassadors of the state and Nigeria Earlier the Vice Chancelor Kano University of Technology Prof Shehu Musa said that the beneficiaries were selected based on merit So far the first second and third sets of the students sent from Kano have made the state proud he said He thanked the governor for supporting the programme and identifying with tertiary institutions in Kano assuring that they would continue to remain grateful to his administration Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries Mustapha Sani Musa from Kano University of Technology promised to represent the state and perform excellently in their courses MNT FAA MZA Edited by Folasade Adeniran Maharazu Ahmed
    Kano, French Govt spend over N600m on joint post graduate scholarship 
      The Kano State Government says over N600 million has been spent on ongoing joint tuition free post graduate scholarship between it and the French Embassy in Nigeria Gov Abdullahi Ganduje disclosed this on Tuesday in Kano while presenting travelling documents to the 4th batch of beneficiaries of the programme selected from the state s tertiary institutions Ganduje said that the fourth batch of beneficiaries included lecturers as the scheme was also meant to enhance the capacity of lecturers in the state owned tertiary institutions Ganduje represented by his deputy Dr Nasiru Gawuna said that the administration was spending a lot of resources to ensure that its serving lecturers get the best of training required to improve their performance Under this programme a lot of money has been spent based on 60 per cent 40 per cent agreement where French Government pays 60 percent Kano Government takes 40 per cent to ensure that our lecturers from tertiary institutions get the best training So far with this batch by the time everything is been paid over N600 million has been spent on the programme he said Ganduje said under the programme all the candidates were admitted into top ranking universities in France and some European countries This will certainly benefit the state in a couple of years he said He commended the heads of the various tertiary institutions for their commitment toward ensuring that education and other development activities in the state were given all the necessary attention and fairness The governor urged beneficiaries of the scholarship to be good ambassadors of the state and Nigeria Earlier the Vice Chancelor Kano University of Technology Prof Shehu Musa said that the beneficiaries were selected based on merit So far the first second and third sets of the students sent from Kano have made the state proud he said He thanked the governor for supporting the programme and identifying with tertiary institutions in Kano assuring that they would continue to remain grateful to his administration Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries Mustapha Sani Musa from Kano University of Technology promised to represent the state and perform excellently in their courses MNT FAA MZA Edited by Folasade Adeniran Maharazu Ahmed
    Kano, French Govt spend over N600m on joint post graduate scholarship 
    Education3 years ago

    Kano, French Govt spend over N600m on joint post graduate scholarship 

    ( )The Kano State Government says over N600 million has been spent on ongoing joint tuition free post graduate scholarship, between it and the French Embassy in Nigeria.

    Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje disclosed this on Tuesday in Kano while presenting travelling documents to the 4th batch of beneficiaries of the programme, selected from the state’s tertiary institutions.

    Ganduje said that the fourth batch of beneficiaries included lecturers, as the scheme was also meant to enhance the capacity of lecturers in the state owned tertiary institutions.

    Ganduje, represented by his deputy, Dr Nasiru Gawuna, said that the administration was spending a lot of resources to ensure that its serving lecturers get the best of training required to improve their performance.

    “Under this programme, a lot of money has been spent based on 60 per cent /40 per cent agreement, where French Government pays 60 percent, Kano Government takes 40 per cent to ensure that our lecturers from tertiary institutions get the best training.

    “So far, with this batch, by the time everything is been paid, over N600 million has been spent on the programme “he said.

    Ganduje said under the programme, all the candidates were admitted into top ranking universities in France and some European countries.

    “This will certainly benefit the state in a couple of years,” he said.

    He commended the heads of the various tertiary institutions for their commitment toward ensuring  that education and other development activities in the state were given all the necessary attention and fairness.

    The governor urged beneficiaries  of the scholarship to be good ambassadors of the  state and Nigeria.

    Earlier, the Vice Chancelor, Kano University of Technology, Prof. Shehu Musa, said that the beneficiaries were selected based on merit.

    “So far, the first, second and third sets of the students sent from Kano have made the state proud,” he said.

    He thanked the governor for supporting the programme and identifying with tertiary institutions in Kano, assuring that they would continue to remain grateful to his administration.

    Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mustapha Sani Musa from Kano University of Technology, promised to represent the state and perform excellently in their courses.

    MNT/FAA/MZA
    Edited by Folasade Adeniran/ Maharazu Ahmed

  •  Talatu an indigene of the FCT who studied Chemistry emerged the university s best graduating student with a CGPA of 4 82 Having proved so excellent she should be engaged as a lecturer in the university Candido said on Wednesday when he hosted her She also deserves a scholarship for further studies she has qualified for that We feel elated that we have produced someone who has made us proud we have never had it before in her department She has set a record both in the school and the department I have told the Chairman of Kuje her Area Council of origin that he must go all the way to ensure that she is given what is due to her If the Kuje Chairman cannot do so he should gather all the Area Council Chairmen we shall march to the office of the Vice Chancellor and get this done because she deserves it he said The chairman who donated N500 000 to Talatu thanked her parents for investing in her education Responding Talatu thanked the AMAC Chairman for the gesture and especially for celebrating her academic success and promised to be an advocate for girl child education in the FCT and Nigeria Edited by Chioma Ugboma and Ephraims Sheyin
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     Talatu an indigene of the FCT who studied Chemistry emerged the university s best graduating student with a CGPA of 4 82 Having proved so excellent she should be engaged as a lecturer in the university Candido said on Wednesday when he hosted her She also deserves a scholarship for further studies she has qualified for that We feel elated that we have produced someone who has made us proud we have never had it before in her department She has set a record both in the school and the department I have told the Chairman of Kuje her Area Council of origin that he must go all the way to ensure that she is given what is due to her If the Kuje Chairman cannot do so he should gather all the Area Council Chairmen we shall march to the office of the Vice Chancellor and get this done because she deserves it he said The chairman who donated N500 000 to Talatu thanked her parents for investing in her education Responding Talatu thanked the AMAC Chairman for the gesture and especially for celebrating her academic success and promised to be an advocate for girl child education in the FCT and Nigeria Edited by Chioma Ugboma and Ephraims Sheyin
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    Talatu, an indigene of the FCT, who studied Chemistry, emerged the university’s best graduating student with a CGPA of 4.82.

    “Having proved so excellent, she should be engaged as a lecturer in the university,” Candido said on Wednesday, when he hosted her.

    “She also deserves a scholarship for further studies; she has qualified for that.

    “We feel elated that we have produced someone who has made us proud; we have never had it before in her department. She has set a record both in the school and the department.

    “I have told the Chairman of Kuje (her Area Council of origin), that he must go all the way to ensure that she is given what is due to her.

    “If the Kuje Chairman cannot do so, he should gather all the Area Council Chairmen; we shall march to the office of the Vice Chancellor and get this done, because she deserves it,” he said.

    The chairman, who donated N500,000 to Talatu, thanked her parents for investing in her education.

    Responding, Talatu thanked the AMAC Chairman for the gesture and especially for celebrating her academic success, and promised to be an advocate for girl-child education in the FCT and Nigeria.

    Edited by Chioma Ugboma and Ephraims Sheyin

  •   Students Sokoto April 16 2019 Prof Sani Dangoggo the Vice Chancellor Sokoto State University has urged matriculating students of the institution to imbibe good character He said that no fewer than 13 000 candidates applied for admission into the university for the current academic session urging the students to consider themselves lucky The vice chancellor said the institution was known for its uncompromising and sustained policy of zero tolerance for indiscipline cultism examination malpractice and academic dishonesty The university will not condone actions which contravene its regulations or behaviour that will portray the image of the university in a bad light I urge the matriculating students to take their studies seriously to enable them to graduate in flying colours and impact meaningfully on the society he said The professor advised the students to make out time to engage in sports and scholarly lectures to enhance their academic performance According to him the university has signed a memorandum of understanding MOU with various institutions in the areas of staff development and students exchange He said the institutions include Zinder University Niger Republic Islamic University of Uganda University of Lahore Pakistan and Kampala International University Uganda Dangoggo said that 18 programmes had been fully accredited by the National Universities Commission while the other five had partial accreditation The Pro Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir commended the institution for its progress and enjoined the students to concentrate on their studies to be productive in the society Muhammad Abubakar who spoke on behalf of other matriculating students thanked God for the opportunity given them to study at the institution promising to be law abiding He called on the institution s authorities to provide an enabling environment for the students by equipping the library adequately with books and research facilities
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      Students Sokoto April 16 2019 Prof Sani Dangoggo the Vice Chancellor Sokoto State University has urged matriculating students of the institution to imbibe good character He said that no fewer than 13 000 candidates applied for admission into the university for the current academic session urging the students to consider themselves lucky The vice chancellor said the institution was known for its uncompromising and sustained policy of zero tolerance for indiscipline cultism examination malpractice and academic dishonesty The university will not condone actions which contravene its regulations or behaviour that will portray the image of the university in a bad light I urge the matriculating students to take their studies seriously to enable them to graduate in flying colours and impact meaningfully on the society he said The professor advised the students to make out time to engage in sports and scholarly lectures to enhance their academic performance According to him the university has signed a memorandum of understanding MOU with various institutions in the areas of staff development and students exchange He said the institutions include Zinder University Niger Republic Islamic University of Uganda University of Lahore Pakistan and Kampala International University Uganda Dangoggo said that 18 programmes had been fully accredited by the National Universities Commission while the other five had partial accreditation The Pro Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir commended the institution for its progress and enjoined the students to concentrate on their studies to be productive in the society Muhammad Abubakar who spoke on behalf of other matriculating students thanked God for the opportunity given them to study at the institution promising to be law abiding He called on the institution s authorities to provide an enabling environment for the students by equipping the library adequately with books and research facilities
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    Students

    Sokoto, April 16, 2019 Prof. Sani Dangoggo, the Vice-Chancellor, Sokoto State University, has urged matriculating students of the institution to imbibe good character.

    He said that no fewer than 13,000 candidates applied for admission into the university for the current academic session, urging the students to consider themselves lucky.

    The vice-chancellor said the institution was known for its uncompromising and sustained policy of zero tolerance for indiscipline, cultism, examination malpractice and academic dishonesty.

    “The university will not condone actions which contravene its regulations or behaviour that will portray the image of the university in a bad light.

    “I urge the matriculating students to take their studies seriously, to enable them to graduate in flying colours and impact meaningfully on the society,” he said.

    The professor advised the students to make out time to engage in sports and scholarly lectures, to enhance their academic performance.

    According to him, the university has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with various institutions in the areas of staff development and students exchange.

    He said the institutions include Zinder University, Niger Republic; Islamic University of Uganda; University of Lahore, Pakistan; and Kampala International University, Uganda.

    Dangoggo said that 18 programmes had been fully accredited by the National Universities Commission, while the other five had partial accreditation.

    The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council, Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir, commended the institution for its progress and enjoined the students to concentrate on their studies, to be productive in the society.

    Muhammad Abubakar, who spoke on behalf of other matriculating students, thanked God for the opportunity given them to study at the institution, promising to be law-abiding.

    He called on the institution’s authorities to provide an enabling environment for the students by equipping the library adequately with books and research facilities.