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  •  The University of Jos chapter of ASUU says its members will not return to lecture theatres until their withheld salaries are paid Chairman of the chapter Dr Lazarus Maigoro stated on Friday in Jos that the chapter members were not on another strike He added that the decision to stay at home was taken at a congress held on Friday The national body of ASUU suspended its eight month old strike on Oct 14 following a court order directing union members to resume lectures and an intervention by the House of Representatives leadership Maigoro explained that part of the agreement reached with the Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep Femi Gbajabiamila was that 50 per cent of withheld salaries would be paid with immediate effect As we speak only 17 days prorated October salary was paid to our members by the office of the Accountant General of the Federation In view of the bottleneck on the payment of backlog of salaries the congress of ASUU at the University of Jos met and resolved to stay at home until the withheld salaries are paid We are not on another strike though For the avoidance of doubt our members are back to work willing and ready to teach but are unable to work Based on the revised academic calendar for the 20202021 session approved by the Senate of the university lectures should have started but the lack of payment of salaries has constrained our members from going to the classrooms to teach he stated According to Maigoro the decision not to teach means that students who have resumed will wait indefinitely while lecturers await the payment of withheld salaries NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UNIJOS lecturers vow not to teach until withheld salaries are paid
     The University of Jos chapter of ASUU says its members will not return to lecture theatres until their withheld salaries are paid Chairman of the chapter Dr Lazarus Maigoro stated on Friday in Jos that the chapter members were not on another strike He added that the decision to stay at home was taken at a congress held on Friday The national body of ASUU suspended its eight month old strike on Oct 14 following a court order directing union members to resume lectures and an intervention by the House of Representatives leadership Maigoro explained that part of the agreement reached with the Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep Femi Gbajabiamila was that 50 per cent of withheld salaries would be paid with immediate effect As we speak only 17 days prorated October salary was paid to our members by the office of the Accountant General of the Federation In view of the bottleneck on the payment of backlog of salaries the congress of ASUU at the University of Jos met and resolved to stay at home until the withheld salaries are paid We are not on another strike though For the avoidance of doubt our members are back to work willing and ready to teach but are unable to work Based on the revised academic calendar for the 20202021 session approved by the Senate of the university lectures should have started but the lack of payment of salaries has constrained our members from going to the classrooms to teach he stated According to Maigoro the decision not to teach means that students who have resumed will wait indefinitely while lecturers await the payment of withheld salaries NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UNIJOS lecturers vow not to teach until withheld salaries are paid
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    UNIJOS lecturers vow not to teach until withheld salaries are paid

    The University of Jos chapter of ASUU says its members will not return to lecture theatres until their withheld salaries are paid.Chairman of the chapter, Dr. Lazarus Maigoro, stated on Friday in Jos that the chapter members were not on another strike.He added that the decision to stay at home was taken at a congress held on Friday.The national body of ASUU suspended its eight-month old strike on Oct.14, following a court order directing union members to resume lectures and an intervention by the House of Representatives leadership.Maigoro explained that part of the agreement reached with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila was that 50 per cent of withheld salaries would be paid with immediate effect.“As we speak, only 17 days prorated October salary was paid to our members by the office of the Accountant General of the Federation “In view of the bottleneck on the payment of backlog of salaries, the congress of ASUU at the University of Jos met and resolved to stay at home until the withheld salaries are paid.“We are not on another strike, though.“For the avoidance of doubt, our members are back to work, willing and ready to teach but are unable to work.“Based on the revised academic calendar for the 20202021 session approved by the Senate of the university, lectures should have started, but the lack of payment of salaries has constrained our members from going to the classrooms to teach,’’ he stated.According to Maigoro, the decision not to teach means that students who have resumed will wait indefinitely while lecturers await the payment of withheld salaries.NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau has said that the All Progressives Congress APC presidential candidate Sen Bola Tinubu is the best man to lead Nigeria at this moment of its history Lalong said this on Friday in Jos when he received Mr Dayo Israel APC National Youth Leader The News Agency of Nigeriareports that Israel was in the state to interact with youths ahead of 2023 general elections The governor who was represented by Mr Dung Daylyop Plateau Commissioner for Youths and Sports Development said that Tinubu had proven himself beyond reasonable doubt According to him Tinubu s wealth of experience is what the nation needs to navigate the curve the nation has found itself He has left footprints on the sands of time wherever he served Tinubu is the only politician who left office in 2007 and remain relevant in every progressive discussion in country Tinubu is not just the Jagaban of the South West but the entire Nigeria he said Israel in his remarks said that Tinubu had lifted many people up and that it was time for the people to lift him up to become president That is why we must make it a duty to work and deliver our polling units local government areas and state for Tinubu If they tell you that he is not young tell them he is a friend of the youths If we vote him we will be better for it because he has assisted many to heights they never imagined We are counting on you we have a choice before of us and that choice is Tinubu he said According to him Tinubu has proven to be best among the candidates contesting to be president in 2023 In his remarks Chief Rufus Bature Plateau APC Chairman urged the youths to embark on issue based campaigns Bature also urged the youths to be peaceful as they go to all the nooks and crannies of the state and country to canvass votes for the APC APC Plateau Youth Leader Mr Joseph Dashe lauded youths for coming out in their numbers to welcome their national youth leader Dashe stated that youths in Plateau had never had it so good with Lalong led APC state government According him many youths have been appointed members of the state executive council and that others had been appointed into top government positions NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023 :Tinubu best man for Nigeria – Lalong 
     Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau has said that the All Progressives Congress APC presidential candidate Sen Bola Tinubu is the best man to lead Nigeria at this moment of its history Lalong said this on Friday in Jos when he received Mr Dayo Israel APC National Youth Leader The News Agency of Nigeriareports that Israel was in the state to interact with youths ahead of 2023 general elections The governor who was represented by Mr Dung Daylyop Plateau Commissioner for Youths and Sports Development said that Tinubu had proven himself beyond reasonable doubt According to him Tinubu s wealth of experience is what the nation needs to navigate the curve the nation has found itself He has left footprints on the sands of time wherever he served Tinubu is the only politician who left office in 2007 and remain relevant in every progressive discussion in country Tinubu is not just the Jagaban of the South West but the entire Nigeria he said Israel in his remarks said that Tinubu had lifted many people up and that it was time for the people to lift him up to become president That is why we must make it a duty to work and deliver our polling units local government areas and state for Tinubu If they tell you that he is not young tell them he is a friend of the youths If we vote him we will be better for it because he has assisted many to heights they never imagined We are counting on you we have a choice before of us and that choice is Tinubu he said According to him Tinubu has proven to be best among the candidates contesting to be president in 2023 In his remarks Chief Rufus Bature Plateau APC Chairman urged the youths to embark on issue based campaigns Bature also urged the youths to be peaceful as they go to all the nooks and crannies of the state and country to canvass votes for the APC APC Plateau Youth Leader Mr Joseph Dashe lauded youths for coming out in their numbers to welcome their national youth leader Dashe stated that youths in Plateau had never had it so good with Lalong led APC state government According him many youths have been appointed members of the state executive council and that others had been appointed into top government positions NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023 :Tinubu best man for Nigeria – Lalong 
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    2023 :Tinubu best man for Nigeria – Lalong 

    Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has said that the  All Progressives Congress (APC), presidential candidate ,Sen Bola Tinubu ,is the best man to lead Nigeria at this moment of its history.

    Lalong said this on Friday in Jos when he received Mr Dayo Israel ,APC National Youth Leader.

    The News Agency of Nigeriareports that Israel was in the state to interact with youths ahead of 2023 general elections.

    The governor, who was represented by Mr Dung Daylyop , Plateau Commissioner for Youths and Sports Development, said that Tinubu had proven himself beyond reasonable doubt.

    According to him, Tinubu’s wealth of experience is what the nation needs to navigate the curve the nation has found itself “He has left footprints on the sands of time wherever he served.

    “Tinubu is the only politician who left office in 2007 and remain relevant in every progressive discussion in country.

    “Tinubu is not  just the ‘Jagaban’ of the South West but the entire Nigeria,” he said.

    Israel ,in his remarks, said that Tinubu had lifted many people up, and that it was time for the people to lift him up to become president.

    “That is why we must make it a duty to work and deliver our polling units, local government areas and state for Tinubu.

    “If they tell you that he is not young, tell them he is a friend of the youths.

    “If we vote him, we will be better for it because he has assisted many to heights they never imagined.

    “We are counting on you, we have a choice before of us and that choice is Tinubu.

    ”,he said.

    According to him ,Tinubu has proven to be best among the candidates contesting to be president in 2023. In his remarks ,Chief Rufus Bature,Plateau APC Chairman, urged the youths to embark on issue-based  campaigns.

    Bature also urged the youths to be peaceful as they go to all the nooks and crannies of the state  and country to canvass votes for the APC.

    APC Plateau Youth Leader, Mr Joseph Dashe, lauded youths for coming out in their numbers to welcome their national youth leader.

    Dashe stated that youths in Plateau had never had it so good with   Lalong- led  APC state government.

    According him, many youths have been appointed members of the state executive council and that others had been appointed into top government positions.


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  •  Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau has called on Christians to actively participate in politics to enable them contribute to national development The governor made the call in his remarks at the 14th Annual Conference of the Association of Papal Knights and Medalists in Nigeria in Jos In a statement issued by his spokesperson Dr Makut Macham on Friday in Jos Lalong said that their participation could add value to governance He said that the theme of the Conference Fratelli Tutti Path for Credible Elections for Good Governance in Nigeria was apt and would provide interface for the discussion on issues on leadership recruitment He said that the theme would also explore approaches on the delivery of good governance in the country by the political class and bureaucrats He said Many have suggested and rightly so that Nigeria s many challenges stem from poor leadership However a lot of people forget or do not realise that leadership does not begin and end with elections It starts much earlier and continues afterwards As someone who has been in politics most of my adult life I can say without fear of contradiction that leadership recruitment begins with the consciousness of the society on what kind of leadership it desires This determines the level of participation or otherwise of the citizens in the process that identifies adopts and presents candidates for elections he said According to Lalong many Christian brothers snd sisters prefer to criticise those in government rather than being involved in politics to make a difference Lalong said though the Catholic Church had always encouraged its members involvent in politics a lot still needed to be done to ensure that more Christians occupy decision making offices That is why I appeal to the Church to continue to create avenues for constant engagement with Christian politicians for proper articulation of its interests and evaluation he said In her remarks Rt Hon Dame Esther Uduehi National President of the Association of Papal Knights said that the association comprised of Catholics who had been honoured by the Church for contributions to the propagation of the gospel and for positively impacting humanity She expressed concern over rising cases of religious intolerance terrorism and banditry which she said was not only affecting the economy but also inhibiting people from practiding their faith Sir Joseph Ari Chairman of the occasion and Director General of the Industrial Training Fund said that the conference was a platform for discourse on how the Church could contribute to the democratic process while also propagating to the gospel of Jesus Christ www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lalong urges Christians to participate in politics
     Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau has called on Christians to actively participate in politics to enable them contribute to national development The governor made the call in his remarks at the 14th Annual Conference of the Association of Papal Knights and Medalists in Nigeria in Jos In a statement issued by his spokesperson Dr Makut Macham on Friday in Jos Lalong said that their participation could add value to governance He said that the theme of the Conference Fratelli Tutti Path for Credible Elections for Good Governance in Nigeria was apt and would provide interface for the discussion on issues on leadership recruitment He said that the theme would also explore approaches on the delivery of good governance in the country by the political class and bureaucrats He said Many have suggested and rightly so that Nigeria s many challenges stem from poor leadership However a lot of people forget or do not realise that leadership does not begin and end with elections It starts much earlier and continues afterwards As someone who has been in politics most of my adult life I can say without fear of contradiction that leadership recruitment begins with the consciousness of the society on what kind of leadership it desires This determines the level of participation or otherwise of the citizens in the process that identifies adopts and presents candidates for elections he said According to Lalong many Christian brothers snd sisters prefer to criticise those in government rather than being involved in politics to make a difference Lalong said though the Catholic Church had always encouraged its members involvent in politics a lot still needed to be done to ensure that more Christians occupy decision making offices That is why I appeal to the Church to continue to create avenues for constant engagement with Christian politicians for proper articulation of its interests and evaluation he said In her remarks Rt Hon Dame Esther Uduehi National President of the Association of Papal Knights said that the association comprised of Catholics who had been honoured by the Church for contributions to the propagation of the gospel and for positively impacting humanity She expressed concern over rising cases of religious intolerance terrorism and banditry which she said was not only affecting the economy but also inhibiting people from practiding their faith Sir Joseph Ari Chairman of the occasion and Director General of the Industrial Training Fund said that the conference was a platform for discourse on how the Church could contribute to the democratic process while also propagating to the gospel of Jesus Christ www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lalong urges Christians to participate in politics
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    Lalong urges Christians to participate in politics

    Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has called on Christians to actively participate in politics to enable them contribute to national development.

    The governor made the call in his remarks at the 14th Annual Conference of the Association of Papal Knights and Medalists in Nigeria in Jos. In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Dr. Makut Macham, on Friday in Jos, Lalong said that their participation could add value to governance.

    He said that the theme of the Conference “Fratelli Tutti: Path for Credible Elections for Good Governance in Nigeria” was apt and would provide interface for the discussion on issues on leadership recruitment.

    He said that the theme would also explore approaches on the delivery of good governance in the country by the political class and bureaucrats.

    He said: “Many have suggested and rightly so, that Nigeria’s many challenges stem from poor leadership.

    “However, a lot of people forget or do not realise that leadership does not begin and end with elections.

    “ It starts much earlier and continues afterwards.

    “As someone who has been in politics most of my adult life, I can say without fear of contradiction that leadership recruitment begins with the consciousness of the society on what kind of leadership it desires.

    “ This determines the level of participation or otherwise of the citizens in the process that identifies, adopts and presents candidates for elections”,he said.

    According to Lalong,many Christian brothers snd sisters prefer to criticise those in government rather than being involved in politics to make a difference.

    Lalong said though the Catholic Church had always encouraged its members’ involvent in politics , a lot still needed to be done, to ensure that more Christians occupy decision-making offices.

    “ That is why I appeal to the Church to continue to create avenues for constant engagement with Christian politicians for proper articulation of its interests and evaluation” he said.

    In her remarks, Rt.Hon.Dame Esther Uduehi, National President of the Association of Papal Knights, said that the association comprised of Catholics, who had been honoured by the Church for contributions to the propagation of the gospel.

    and for positively impacting humanity.

    She expressed concern over rising cases of religious intolerance, terrorism and banditry which she said,was not only affecting the economy, but also inhibiting people from practiding their faith.

    Sir Joseph Ari,Chairman of the occasion,and Director- General of the Industrial Training Fund, said that the conference was a platform for discourse on how the Church could contribute to the democratic process while also propagating to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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  •  The Lagos State Government has appealed for collaboration towards recovery of Right of Way RoW for construction of five community network of roads in Alimosho Local Government Area The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development Mr Omotayo Bamgbose Martins made the appeal at a stakeholders meeting on Friday in Ikeja The meeting was on the construction of Ile Ajibola Hassan Alhaji Mustapha Olu Adeyanju and Rabiatu Ogedengbe Road network which he said would enhance connectivity Bamgbose Martins represented by the new Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Mr Oluwole Sotire said the five important roads and bridge would ease transportation in Igando Ikotun Local Council Development Area of the state The magnitude of this project and others being executed by the administration of Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu in Alimosho Local Government Area underscores the strategic importance of the area as a population hub with high demand for social amenities To enhance connectivity between communities in the axis the government has undertaken several road construction projects among which are Abaranje road Akesan Obadore road Isuti road and Babafemi Dada Shalom Academy road network Thus the commencement as indicated by this stakeholders meeting of another network of roads to the benefit of the people of this Local Government Area in particular and Lagosians in general attests to the giant stride that this administration is making in achieving the T H E M E S Agenda particularly the Making Lagos a 21st Century Economy he said Bamgbose Martins said there was need to remove encumbrances on the RoW for smooth take off of the project while promising timely payment of compensation He said officials of the Ministry and Lands Bureau would visit communities to carry out the required assessments and serve the necessary notices as well as assessment towards payment of compensation Bamgbose Martins called for compliance with Physical Planning Laws by building right to prevent negative consequences such as flooding and building collapse He urged residents to take ownership of the project while reeling out phone numbers of the ministry for complaints and observations as well as the online app available on Google play store The Special Adviser on Works and Infrastructure Mrs Aramide Adeyoye represented by Mr Tokunbo Oyenuga said the construction would shorten travel time to any part of the LCDA Adeyoye said construction would begin with the drains but the RoW did not end there urging residents to always engage surveyors for further construction to accurately acertain the road setbacks The Permanent Secretary Office of Infrastructure Mr Daramola Olufemi represented by Mr Gbadamosi Kamal while giving a brief of the project explained the various lengths and widths of the project and facilities included He said the project would eliminate a wooden makeshift bridge and provide interconnectivity between Akesan and Abaranje as well as easy access to various other communities in the area Representative of Chairman Igando Ikotun LCDA Mr Lasisi Akinsanya and lawmaker representing Alimosho 2 Mr Kehinde Joseph thanked government for the project they noted would impact the communities positively Joseph called for synergy with government so that at the end of the day they would deliver the project on time The Special Adviser to the Governor on E GIS Dr Babatunde Olajide said 26 RoWs were delivered by the Sanwo Olu government which translated to completion of 26 roads He praised the Sanwo Olu administration for its road construction and infrastructure drive He said that the government was using technology to capture the entire state to protect infrastructure from vandalism and at the same time enhance security of lives and property Stakeholders took turns to raise concerns on various areas which were addressed by the commissioner NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lagos govt. engages stakeholders on construction of five link roads  
     The Lagos State Government has appealed for collaboration towards recovery of Right of Way RoW for construction of five community network of roads in Alimosho Local Government Area The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development Mr Omotayo Bamgbose Martins made the appeal at a stakeholders meeting on Friday in Ikeja The meeting was on the construction of Ile Ajibola Hassan Alhaji Mustapha Olu Adeyanju and Rabiatu Ogedengbe Road network which he said would enhance connectivity Bamgbose Martins represented by the new Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Mr Oluwole Sotire said the five important roads and bridge would ease transportation in Igando Ikotun Local Council Development Area of the state The magnitude of this project and others being executed by the administration of Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu in Alimosho Local Government Area underscores the strategic importance of the area as a population hub with high demand for social amenities To enhance connectivity between communities in the axis the government has undertaken several road construction projects among which are Abaranje road Akesan Obadore road Isuti road and Babafemi Dada Shalom Academy road network Thus the commencement as indicated by this stakeholders meeting of another network of roads to the benefit of the people of this Local Government Area in particular and Lagosians in general attests to the giant stride that this administration is making in achieving the T H E M E S Agenda particularly the Making Lagos a 21st Century Economy he said Bamgbose Martins said there was need to remove encumbrances on the RoW for smooth take off of the project while promising timely payment of compensation He said officials of the Ministry and Lands Bureau would visit communities to carry out the required assessments and serve the necessary notices as well as assessment towards payment of compensation Bamgbose Martins called for compliance with Physical Planning Laws by building right to prevent negative consequences such as flooding and building collapse He urged residents to take ownership of the project while reeling out phone numbers of the ministry for complaints and observations as well as the online app available on Google play store The Special Adviser on Works and Infrastructure Mrs Aramide Adeyoye represented by Mr Tokunbo Oyenuga said the construction would shorten travel time to any part of the LCDA Adeyoye said construction would begin with the drains but the RoW did not end there urging residents to always engage surveyors for further construction to accurately acertain the road setbacks The Permanent Secretary Office of Infrastructure Mr Daramola Olufemi represented by Mr Gbadamosi Kamal while giving a brief of the project explained the various lengths and widths of the project and facilities included He said the project would eliminate a wooden makeshift bridge and provide interconnectivity between Akesan and Abaranje as well as easy access to various other communities in the area Representative of Chairman Igando Ikotun LCDA Mr Lasisi Akinsanya and lawmaker representing Alimosho 2 Mr Kehinde Joseph thanked government for the project they noted would impact the communities positively Joseph called for synergy with government so that at the end of the day they would deliver the project on time The Special Adviser to the Governor on E GIS Dr Babatunde Olajide said 26 RoWs were delivered by the Sanwo Olu government which translated to completion of 26 roads He praised the Sanwo Olu administration for its road construction and infrastructure drive He said that the government was using technology to capture the entire state to protect infrastructure from vandalism and at the same time enhance security of lives and property Stakeholders took turns to raise concerns on various areas which were addressed by the commissioner NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lagos govt. engages stakeholders on construction of five link roads  
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    Lagos govt. engages stakeholders on construction of five link roads  

    The Lagos State Government has appealed for collaboration towards recovery of Right of Way (RoW) for construction of five community network of roads in Alimosho Local Government Area.   The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr Omotayo Bamgbose-Martins, made the appeal at a stakeholders meeting on Friday, in Ikeja.  

    The meeting was on the construction of Ile-, Ajibola Hassan, Alhaji Mustapha, Olu Adeyanju and Rabiatu Ogedengbe Road network, which, he said, would enhance connectivity.  

    Bamgbose-Martins, represented by the new Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Oluwole Sotire, said the five important roads and bridge would ease transportation in Igando-Ikotun Local Council Development Area of the state.  

    “The magnitude of this project and others being executed by the administration of Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu in Alimosho Local Government Area underscores the strategic importance of the area as a population hub with high demand for social amenities.  

    “To enhance connectivity between communities in the axis, the government has undertaken several road construction projects among which are: Abaranje road, Akesan-Obadore road, Isuti road and Babafemi Dada-Shalom Academy road network.  

    “Thus, the commencement, as indicated by this stakeholders meeting, of another network of roads to the benefit of the people of this Local Government Area in particular and Lagosians in general, attests to the giant stride that this administration is making in achieving the T.

    H.E.M.E.S. Agenda, particularly the Making Lagos a 21st Century Economy” he said.  

    Bamgbose-Martins said there was need to remove encumbrances on the RoW for smooth take off of the project, while promising timely payment of compensation.  

    He said officials of the Ministry and Lands Bureau would visit communities to carry out the required assessments and serve the necessary notices, as well as assessment towards payment of compensation.  

    Bamgbose-Martins called for compliance with Physical Planning Laws by building right to prevent negative consequences such as flooding and building collapse.  

    He urged residents to take ownership of the project while reeling out phone numbers of the ministry for complaints and observations as well as the online app available on Google play store.    

    The Special Adviser on Works and Infrastructure, Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, represented by Mr Tokunbo Oyenuga, said the construction would shorten travel time to any part of the LCDA.  

    Adeyoye said construction would begin with the drains but the RoW did not end there, urging residents to always engage surveyors for further construction to accurately acertain the road setbacks.  

    The Permanent Secretary, Office of Infrastructure, Mr Daramola Olufemi, represented by Mr Gbadamosi Kamal, while giving a brief of the project, explained the various lengths and widths of the project and facilities included.  

    He said the project would eliminate a wooden makeshift bridge and provide interconnectivity between Akesan and Abaranje as well as easy access to various other communities in the area.  

    Representative of Chairman, Igando Ikotun LCDA, Mr Lasisi Akinsanya and lawmaker representing Alimosho 2, Mr Kehinde Joseph thanked government for the project they noted would impact the communities positively.  

    Joseph called for synergy with government so that at the end of the day, they would deliver the project on time.  

    The Special Adviser to the Governor on E-GIS, Dr Babatunde Olajide, said 26 RoWs were delivered by the Sanwo-Olu government which translated to completion of 26 roads.  

    He praised the Sanwo-Olu administration for its road construction and infrastructure drive   He said that the government was using technology to capture the entire state to protect infrastructure from vandalism and at the same time enhance security of lives and property.  

    Stakeholders took turns to raise concerns on various areas which were addressed by the commissioner.


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  •  The Nigerian Defence Academy NDA said it would conduct final outdoor field training exercise for cadets beginning from Saturday The Acting Public Relations Officer of Academy Major Kayode Owolabi said in a statement issued on Friday in Kaduna that cadets of Direct Short Service Course 26 Army and Course 30 Air force will participate Owolabi said that the exercise code named Exercise Camp Highland would be held in Plateau and Kaduna states from Nov 5 18 According to him the exercise is designed to test the cadets leadership skills physical fitness resilience endurance and command and control abilities among other military competencies He said the exercise was also structured to assess cadets knowledge on map reading as well as asymmetric warfare The NDA spokesman said that the exercise would ascertain the level of preparedness of the cadets before been commissioned as Officers into the Nigerian Armed Forces Owolabi explained that the phases of the exercise that would take place in Plateau include map reading at Heipang and adventure training at the Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre Shere Hills Jos from Nov 6 11 He further explained that tactical and battle inoculation drills would take place in Kachia general area Kaduna state from Nov 13 18 Consequently communities living around Heipang and Shere Hills Jos in Plateau will observe mass movement of military personnel vehicles and equipment in the general area from 6 11 November 2022 Also residents of Katul Zangon Kataf Dutsen Bako Kumulu Fadan Kamanta axis in Kachia Kaduna state will observe same tactical drills involving firing and simulation of small arms and artillery fire from Nov 13 15 He advised the residents of the area not to panic and go about their normal activities without fear They are however advised to report any breach of security to the nearest authorities he added Owolabi also said the battle inoculation involving firing of small arms armour and artillery weapons would be conducted from Nov 16 18 within the Military Exercise Area near Nigerian Army Base Camp Kachia Therefore locals around Aninkwa Insame and neighbouring communities are advised to stay away from the live firing area during the period of the exercise On our part all necessary safety measures and arrangements have been put in place to ensure safety in the exercise areas We wish to appeal for cooperation from the local communities directly affected by the exercise and Nigerians as a whole as we train future military leaders for our Armed Forces the NDA spokesman said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NDA cadets hold final field training from Nov. 5
     The Nigerian Defence Academy NDA said it would conduct final outdoor field training exercise for cadets beginning from Saturday The Acting Public Relations Officer of Academy Major Kayode Owolabi said in a statement issued on Friday in Kaduna that cadets of Direct Short Service Course 26 Army and Course 30 Air force will participate Owolabi said that the exercise code named Exercise Camp Highland would be held in Plateau and Kaduna states from Nov 5 18 According to him the exercise is designed to test the cadets leadership skills physical fitness resilience endurance and command and control abilities among other military competencies He said the exercise was also structured to assess cadets knowledge on map reading as well as asymmetric warfare The NDA spokesman said that the exercise would ascertain the level of preparedness of the cadets before been commissioned as Officers into the Nigerian Armed Forces Owolabi explained that the phases of the exercise that would take place in Plateau include map reading at Heipang and adventure training at the Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre Shere Hills Jos from Nov 6 11 He further explained that tactical and battle inoculation drills would take place in Kachia general area Kaduna state from Nov 13 18 Consequently communities living around Heipang and Shere Hills Jos in Plateau will observe mass movement of military personnel vehicles and equipment in the general area from 6 11 November 2022 Also residents of Katul Zangon Kataf Dutsen Bako Kumulu Fadan Kamanta axis in Kachia Kaduna state will observe same tactical drills involving firing and simulation of small arms and artillery fire from Nov 13 15 He advised the residents of the area not to panic and go about their normal activities without fear They are however advised to report any breach of security to the nearest authorities he added Owolabi also said the battle inoculation involving firing of small arms armour and artillery weapons would be conducted from Nov 16 18 within the Military Exercise Area near Nigerian Army Base Camp Kachia Therefore locals around Aninkwa Insame and neighbouring communities are advised to stay away from the live firing area during the period of the exercise On our part all necessary safety measures and arrangements have been put in place to ensure safety in the exercise areas We wish to appeal for cooperation from the local communities directly affected by the exercise and Nigerians as a whole as we train future military leaders for our Armed Forces the NDA spokesman said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NDA cadets hold final field training from Nov. 5
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    NDA cadets hold final field training from Nov. 5

    The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) said it would conduct final outdoor field training exercise for cadets beginning from Saturday.

    The Acting Public Relations Officer of Academy, Major Kayode Owolabi said in a statement issued on Friday in Kaduna that cadets of Direct Short Service Course 26 Army, and Course 30 Air force, will participate.

    Owolabi said that the exercise, code named Exercise `Camp Highland’, would be held in Plateau and Kaduna states from Nov. 5- 18. According to him, the exercise is designed to test the cadets’ leadership skills, physical fitness, resilience, endurance and command and control abilities, among other military competencies.

    He said the exercise was also structured to assess cadets’ knowledge on map reading as well as asymmetric warfare.

    The NDA spokesman said that the exercise would ascertain the level of preparedness of the cadets before been commissioned as Officers into the Nigerian Armed Forces.

    Owolabi explained that the phases of the exercise that would take place in Plateau include map reading at Heipang and adventure training at the Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre, Shere Hills, Jos from Nov. 6-11. He further explained that, tactical and battle inoculation drills would take place in Kachia general area, Kaduna state, from Nov. 13 -18. “Consequently, communities living around Heipang and Shere Hills, Jos in Plateau will observe mass movement of military personnel, vehicles and equipment in the general area from 6 -11 November, 2022. “Also, residents of Katul, Zangon Kataf , Dutsen Bako, Kumulu, Fadan Kamanta axis in Kachia, Kaduna state, will observe same tactical drills involving firing and simulation of small arms and artillery fire from Nov. 13 -15. He advised the residents of the area not to panic, and go about their normal activities without fear.

    “They are however advised to report any breach of security to the nearest authorities,” he added.

    Owolabi also said the battle inoculation involving firing of small arms, armour and artillery weapons, would be conducted from Nov. 16-18 within the Military Exercise Area, near Nigerian Army Base Camp, Kachia.

    “Therefore, locals around Aninkwa, Insame and neighbouring communities are advised to stay away from the live firing area during the period of the exercise.

    “On our part, all necessary safety measures and arrangements have been put in place to ensure safety in the exercise areas.

    “We wish to appeal for cooperation from the local communities directly affected by the exercise and Nigerians as a whole, as we train future military leaders for our Armed Forces,” the NDA spokesman said.


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  •  Two men Torhemba Tyokyaa and Tartenger Ahemba were on Friday arraigned in a Makurdi Chief Magistrates Court for alleged intimidation and robbing two orphans of their late father s phone Tyokyaa and Ahemba who are of various addresses in Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue were charged with criminal conspiracy criminal trespass criminal intimidation and robbery The prosecutor Insp Godwin Ato told the court that one Josephine Ashi filed the complaint at the B Division Police Station Makurdi on Oct 2 Ashi told the police that she and her sister Hembafan were in their late father s house at Owner Occupier Extension Makurdi on Oct 2 when the defendants in company of two other men stormed the house She said the defendants demanded that their late father s Toyota Camry Muscle 2010 be handed over to them She said following their refusal to comply with the demand the defendants and their accomplices started beating them The complainant further stated that while beating them the defendants also threatened to burn down their father s house if they refused to surrender all his property to them Ashi said they started shouting for help and when neighbours rushed in to their rescue the gang snatched their father s OPPO Android phone valued at N96 000 and drove off in a green gulf wagon with registration number KAL 120 PT The prosecutor said the defendants were arrested during police investigation and the others were still at large According to him the offences contravene sections 97 353 398 and 299 of the Penal Code Laws of Benue 2004 However the Chief Magistrate Mrs Roseline Iyorshe did not take the plea of the defendants for want of jurisdiction Iyorshe granted the defendants bail in the sum of N500 000 each and a surety each in like sum and adjourned the case to Dec 14 for further mention NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2 men docked for alleged intimidation of 2 orphans
     Two men Torhemba Tyokyaa and Tartenger Ahemba were on Friday arraigned in a Makurdi Chief Magistrates Court for alleged intimidation and robbing two orphans of their late father s phone Tyokyaa and Ahemba who are of various addresses in Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue were charged with criminal conspiracy criminal trespass criminal intimidation and robbery The prosecutor Insp Godwin Ato told the court that one Josephine Ashi filed the complaint at the B Division Police Station Makurdi on Oct 2 Ashi told the police that she and her sister Hembafan were in their late father s house at Owner Occupier Extension Makurdi on Oct 2 when the defendants in company of two other men stormed the house She said the defendants demanded that their late father s Toyota Camry Muscle 2010 be handed over to them She said following their refusal to comply with the demand the defendants and their accomplices started beating them The complainant further stated that while beating them the defendants also threatened to burn down their father s house if they refused to surrender all his property to them Ashi said they started shouting for help and when neighbours rushed in to their rescue the gang snatched their father s OPPO Android phone valued at N96 000 and drove off in a green gulf wagon with registration number KAL 120 PT The prosecutor said the defendants were arrested during police investigation and the others were still at large According to him the offences contravene sections 97 353 398 and 299 of the Penal Code Laws of Benue 2004 However the Chief Magistrate Mrs Roseline Iyorshe did not take the plea of the defendants for want of jurisdiction Iyorshe granted the defendants bail in the sum of N500 000 each and a surety each in like sum and adjourned the case to Dec 14 for further mention NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2 men docked for alleged intimidation of 2 orphans
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    2 men docked for alleged intimidation of 2 orphans

    Two men, Torhemba Tyokyaa and Tartenger Ahemba, were on Friday arraigned in a Makurdi Chief Magistrates’ Court, for alleged intimidation and robbing two orphans of their late father’s phone.

    Tyokyaa and Ahemba, who are of various addresses in Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue, were charged with criminal conspiracy, criminal trespass, criminal intimidation and robbery.

    The prosecutor, Insp. Godwin Ato, told the court that one Josephine Ashi, filed the complaint at the ‘B’ Division Police Station, Makurdi on Oct. 2. Ashi told the police that she and her sister, Hembafan, were in their late father’s house at Owner Occupier Extension, Makurdi, on Oct. 2, when the defendants, in company of two other men, stormed the house.

    She said the defendants demanded that their late father’s Toyota Camry Muscle 2010, be handed over to them.

    She said following their refusal to comply with the demand, the defendants and their accomplices started beating them.

    The complainant further stated that while beating them, the defendants also threatened to burn down their father’s house if they refused to surrender all his property to them.

    Ashi said they started shouting for help, and when neighbours rushed in to their rescue, the gang snatched their father’s OPPO Android phone, valued at N96,000, and drove off in a green gulf wagon, with registration number KAL 120 PT.

    The prosecutor said the defendants were arrested during police investigation, and the others were still at large.

    According to him, the offences contravene sections 97, 353, 398 and 299 of the Penal Code Laws of Benue, 2004. However, the Chief Magistrate, Mrs Roseline Iyorshe, did not take the plea of the defendants for want of jurisdiction.

    Iyorshe granted the defendants bail in the sum of N500,000 each, and a surety each in like sum, and adjourned the case to Dec. 14, for further mention.


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  •  The Center For Peace Advancement in Nigeria CEPAN an NGO says it is engaging 200 children and youths in some communities in Plateau on inculcating peace values The Executive Director of CEPAN Rev Samuel Gorro disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Jos Gorro said the training was part of efforts to foster peaceful coexistence amongst different groups in the state According to him the training is in partnership with British Council and Agents for Citizen Driven Transformation and funded by the European Union He said that the organisation was working with children and youths in four communities in Jos North Local Government Area LGA on a six months project titled Strengthening the culture of peace which began in August We are working with children from ages 10 to 17 and youths from ages 18 to 30 in Angwan Jarawa community Farin Gada in Naraguta Bauchi Road and Angwan Rukuba We conducted a training on peace building and de radicalisation and on drugs therapy and counselling We want to inculcate peace values in them and help them develop life skills so they can grow with confidence knowing what they want to do in life We discovered that many of them are being involved in criminal activities such as substance abuse and stealing We also want to see how we can groom them to be patriotic citizens our focus has always been religious and community leaders women and youth with little emphasis on children Gorro said He said the training would empower them to resist being used as tools of perpetrating violence in the society and falling victims of human trafficking with false promises of a better future outside their communities Gorro said the organisation was also working in some conflict communities to address the involvement of teenage girls in commercial sex by empowering them with vocational skills We discovered that teenage girls are involved in indiscriminate sex to fend for themselves and so they get involved with gangs and begin to take drugs and abscond from their homes We came out with a programme called the G 10 transformation which is in partnership with Self Help Activation Responsibility Empowerment SHARE a German foundation to transform 10 teenage girls We had an agreement to pay for their training Those who wished to go back to school were sponsored to do that while those who wanted to learn a trade were attached to master trainers so far we have 26 beneficiaries he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Plateau: NGO engages 200 children on peace
     The Center For Peace Advancement in Nigeria CEPAN an NGO says it is engaging 200 children and youths in some communities in Plateau on inculcating peace values The Executive Director of CEPAN Rev Samuel Gorro disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Jos Gorro said the training was part of efforts to foster peaceful coexistence amongst different groups in the state According to him the training is in partnership with British Council and Agents for Citizen Driven Transformation and funded by the European Union He said that the organisation was working with children and youths in four communities in Jos North Local Government Area LGA on a six months project titled Strengthening the culture of peace which began in August We are working with children from ages 10 to 17 and youths from ages 18 to 30 in Angwan Jarawa community Farin Gada in Naraguta Bauchi Road and Angwan Rukuba We conducted a training on peace building and de radicalisation and on drugs therapy and counselling We want to inculcate peace values in them and help them develop life skills so they can grow with confidence knowing what they want to do in life We discovered that many of them are being involved in criminal activities such as substance abuse and stealing We also want to see how we can groom them to be patriotic citizens our focus has always been religious and community leaders women and youth with little emphasis on children Gorro said He said the training would empower them to resist being used as tools of perpetrating violence in the society and falling victims of human trafficking with false promises of a better future outside their communities Gorro said the organisation was also working in some conflict communities to address the involvement of teenage girls in commercial sex by empowering them with vocational skills We discovered that teenage girls are involved in indiscriminate sex to fend for themselves and so they get involved with gangs and begin to take drugs and abscond from their homes We came out with a programme called the G 10 transformation which is in partnership with Self Help Activation Responsibility Empowerment SHARE a German foundation to transform 10 teenage girls We had an agreement to pay for their training Those who wished to go back to school were sponsored to do that while those who wanted to learn a trade were attached to master trainers so far we have 26 beneficiaries he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Plateau: NGO engages 200 children on peace
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    Plateau: NGO engages 200 children on peace

    The Center For Peace Advancement in Nigeria (CEPAN), an NGO, says it is engaging 200 children and youths in some communities in Plateau, on inculcating peace values.

    The Executive Director of CEPAN, Rev Samuel Gorro, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria , on Friday in Jos. Gorro said the training was part of efforts to foster peaceful coexistence amongst different groups in the state.

    According to him, the training is in partnership with British Council and Agents for Citizen-Driven Transformation, and funded by the European Union.

    He said that the organisation was working with children and youths in four communities in Jos North Local Government Area (LGA), on a six months project titled; “Strengthening the culture of peace”, which began in August.

    “We are working with children from ages 10 to 17, and youths from ages 18 to 30, in Angwan Jarawa community, Farin Gada in Naraguta, Bauchi Road and Angwan Rukuba.

    “We conducted a training on peace building and de-radicalisation, and on drugs therapy and counselling.

    “We want to inculcate peace values in them and help them develop life skills so they can grow with confidence, knowing what they want to do in life.

    “We discovered that many of them are being involved in criminal activities such as substance abuse and stealing.

    “We also want to see how we can groom them to be patriotic citizens; our focus has always been religious and community leaders, women and youth, with little emphasis on children,“ Gorro said.

    He said the training would empower them to resist being used as tools of perpetrating violence in the society, and falling victims of human trafficking with false promises of a better future outside their communities.

    Gorro said the organisation was also working in some conflict communities to address the involvement of teenage girls in commercial sex, by empowering them with vocational skills.

    “We discovered that teenage girls are involved in indiscriminate sex to fend for themselves, and so they get involved with gangs and begin to take drugs and abscond from their homes.

    “We came out with a programme called the G-10 transformation, which is in partnership with Self Help Activation Responsibility Empowerment (SHARE), a German foundation to transform 10 teenage girls.

    “We had an agreement to pay for their training.

    “Those who wished to go back to school were sponsored to do that, while those who wanted to learn a trade were attached to master trainers, so far we have 26 beneficiaries,“ he said.


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  •  A 38 year old man Joshua Akazie was on Friday docked in a Kado Grade I Area Court Abuja for allegedly stealing a computer gamepad Akazie of no fixed address is charged with theft The defendant however pleaded not guilty to the charge The Prosecution Counsel Charity Nwosu told the court that on Oct 24 at about 12 40 p m the complainant Ms Loveline Ezugwu of shop 66 Utako Market Abuja reported the matter at Utako Police Station Nwosu alleged that on Oct 21 the defendant formed criminal intension and went to the complainants shop in Utako Market under the pretense of purchasing a PS4 game machine worth N170 000 The prosecution council told the court that on Nov 11 the defendant was seen at GSM village Abuja and was arrested by the police adding that all efforts made to recover the item failed Mr K Nwafor Defence Counsel prayed the court to grant his client bail citing Section 36 5 of the 1999 constitution as amended and 158 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 Nwafor told the court that the accused was still presumed innocent until proven guilty and assured the court that the defendant would not jump bail The prosecution counsel however did not oppose the prayers of the defense counsel further urged the court to use its discretion to grant the defendant bail The Presiding Judge Malam Muhammed Wakili admitted the defendant to bail in the sum N300 000 with one surety each in like sum Wakili ordered that the surety must be reliable with a means of livelihood and must reside within the jurisdiction of the court He added that the surety must also provide a BVN print out recent passport photograph and a valid identification card which must be verified by the court registrar The judge adjourned the matter until Jan 19 2023 for hearing NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Man docked for allegedly stealing computer gamepad
     A 38 year old man Joshua Akazie was on Friday docked in a Kado Grade I Area Court Abuja for allegedly stealing a computer gamepad Akazie of no fixed address is charged with theft The defendant however pleaded not guilty to the charge The Prosecution Counsel Charity Nwosu told the court that on Oct 24 at about 12 40 p m the complainant Ms Loveline Ezugwu of shop 66 Utako Market Abuja reported the matter at Utako Police Station Nwosu alleged that on Oct 21 the defendant formed criminal intension and went to the complainants shop in Utako Market under the pretense of purchasing a PS4 game machine worth N170 000 The prosecution council told the court that on Nov 11 the defendant was seen at GSM village Abuja and was arrested by the police adding that all efforts made to recover the item failed Mr K Nwafor Defence Counsel prayed the court to grant his client bail citing Section 36 5 of the 1999 constitution as amended and 158 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 Nwafor told the court that the accused was still presumed innocent until proven guilty and assured the court that the defendant would not jump bail The prosecution counsel however did not oppose the prayers of the defense counsel further urged the court to use its discretion to grant the defendant bail The Presiding Judge Malam Muhammed Wakili admitted the defendant to bail in the sum N300 000 with one surety each in like sum Wakili ordered that the surety must be reliable with a means of livelihood and must reside within the jurisdiction of the court He added that the surety must also provide a BVN print out recent passport photograph and a valid identification card which must be verified by the court registrar The judge adjourned the matter until Jan 19 2023 for hearing NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Man docked for allegedly stealing computer gamepad
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    Man docked for allegedly stealing computer gamepad

    A 38-year-old man, Joshua Akazie, was on Friday docked in a Kado Grade I Area Court, Abuja for allegedly stealing a computer gamepad.

    Akazie of no fixed address is charged with  theft.

    The defendant however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

    The Prosecution Counsel, Charity Nwosu, told the court that, on Oct.24, at about 12:40 p.

    m, the complainant Ms Loveline Ezugwu of shop 66, Utako Market, Abuja, reported the matter at Utako Police Station.

    Nwosu alleged that, on Oct.21, the defendant formed criminal intension and went to the complainants shop in Utako Market under the pretense of purchasing a PS4 game machine worth  N170, 000. The prosecution council told the court that on Nov.11, the defendant was seen at GSM village, Abuja and was arrested by the police, adding that all efforts made to recover the item failed.

    Mr K.

    Nwafor, Defence Counsel, prayed the court to grant his client bail, citing  Section 36(5) of the 1999 constitution as amended and 158 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015. Nwafor told the court that the accused was still presumed innocent until proven guilty and assured the court that the defendant would not jump bail.

    The prosecution counsel, however, did not oppose the prayers of the defense counsel further urged the court to use its discretion to grant the defendant bail.

    The Presiding Judge, Malam Muhammed Wakili, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum N300, 000 with one surety each in like sum.

    Wakili, ordered that the surety must be reliable with a means of livelihood and must reside within the jurisdiction of the court.

    He added that the surety must also provide a BVN print out, recent passport photograph and a valid identification card, which must be verified by the court registrar.

    The judge adjourned the matter until Jan.19, 2023 for hearing.


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  •  The General Overseer G O of the Calvary Christian Church Lagos Archbishop Joseph Ojo on Friday said that churches ought to positively impact society to remain relevant Ojo a former leader of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria PFN made the statement while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos The Gospel preacher said impacting the society through the Gospel and its works was essential to bring people back to God The Archbishop spoke on the cardinal objectives of the Church to the society adding that there was need to revive the missionary spirit of the Church as it was in the early Church to aid the masses grow spiritually and materially to better human development According to him there are areas the state lag behind in the society because government cannot do it alone The Church as a stakeholder in the society should through its missionary works complement the government to improve people s welfare that will bring peace and order in the society Our world today needs all hands to be on deck to reform it to the glory of God and comfort of the people Our youth seems to lack role models to emulate the Church through its works to create avenues through which this lack can be solved Involving the youth in voluntary services to the society fosters sense of responsibility and patriotism in the younger persons he said The church leader described youths as the hinge on which the growth of the society rested and called for their greater participation in the 2023 general election to choose good leaders NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Churches must impact society to remain relevant – Archbishop
     The General Overseer G O of the Calvary Christian Church Lagos Archbishop Joseph Ojo on Friday said that churches ought to positively impact society to remain relevant Ojo a former leader of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria PFN made the statement while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos The Gospel preacher said impacting the society through the Gospel and its works was essential to bring people back to God The Archbishop spoke on the cardinal objectives of the Church to the society adding that there was need to revive the missionary spirit of the Church as it was in the early Church to aid the masses grow spiritually and materially to better human development According to him there are areas the state lag behind in the society because government cannot do it alone The Church as a stakeholder in the society should through its missionary works complement the government to improve people s welfare that will bring peace and order in the society Our world today needs all hands to be on deck to reform it to the glory of God and comfort of the people Our youth seems to lack role models to emulate the Church through its works to create avenues through which this lack can be solved Involving the youth in voluntary services to the society fosters sense of responsibility and patriotism in the younger persons he said The church leader described youths as the hinge on which the growth of the society rested and called for their greater participation in the 2023 general election to choose good leaders NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Churches must impact society to remain relevant – Archbishop
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    Churches must impact society to remain relevant – Archbishop

    The General Overseer (G O) of the Calvary Christian Church Lagos, Archbishop Joseph Ojo, on Friday said that churches ought to positively impact society to remain relevant.

    Ojo, a former leader of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), made the statement while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.

    The Gospel preacher said impacting the society through the Gospel and its works was essential to bring people back to God. The Archbishop spoke on the cardinal objectives of the Church to the society, adding that there was need to revive the missionary spirit of the Church as it was in the early Church to aid the masses grow spiritually and materially to better human development.

    According to him, there are areas the state lag behind in the society because government cannot do it alone.

    “The Church, as a stakeholder in the society, should through its missionary works complement the government to improve people’s welfare that will bring peace and order in the society.

    “Our world today needs all hands to be on deck to reform it to the glory of God and comfort of the people.

    “Our youth seems to lack role models to emulate the Church through its works, to create avenues through which this lack can be solved.

    “Involving the youth in voluntary services to the society fosters sense of responsibility and patriotism in the younger persons,” he said.

    The church leader described youths as the hinge on which the growth of the society rested and called for their greater participation in the 2023 general election to choose good leaders.


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  •  Two first half goals earned Bayelsa Queens FC the maximum three points needed against TP Mazembee of DR Congo in their second match at the on going CAF Women s Champions League The match played at the Grand de Stade Marrakech Morocco on Thursday saw the Nigerian champions got off to a good start with a goal in the fourth minute of the game Ogoma Joseph gave Bayelsa Queens FC the early lead from the penalty spot before Chinyere Igbomalu scored the second goal 21 minutes later Good efforts by Bayelsa defence kept the opponents at bay as the game finished in their favour becoming their first victory in the tournament s history After losing 1 2 to Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa in the first group game the Nigerian side will now face Wadi Degla FC of Egypt in their last group match on Sunday to berth at the semi finals of the tournament NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Bayelsa Queens beat TP Mazembe of DR Congo, record first win in CAF Champions Women’s League
     Two first half goals earned Bayelsa Queens FC the maximum three points needed against TP Mazembee of DR Congo in their second match at the on going CAF Women s Champions League The match played at the Grand de Stade Marrakech Morocco on Thursday saw the Nigerian champions got off to a good start with a goal in the fourth minute of the game Ogoma Joseph gave Bayelsa Queens FC the early lead from the penalty spot before Chinyere Igbomalu scored the second goal 21 minutes later Good efforts by Bayelsa defence kept the opponents at bay as the game finished in their favour becoming their first victory in the tournament s history After losing 1 2 to Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa in the first group game the Nigerian side will now face Wadi Degla FC of Egypt in their last group match on Sunday to berth at the semi finals of the tournament NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Bayelsa Queens beat TP Mazembe of DR Congo, record first win in CAF Champions Women’s League
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    Bayelsa Queens beat TP Mazembe of DR Congo, record first win in CAF Champions Women’s League

    Two first half goals earned Bayelsa Queens FC the maximum three points needed against TP Mazembee of DR Congo in their second match at the on-going CAF Women’s Champions League.

    The match played at the Grand de Stade Marrakech, Morocco on Thursday saw the Nigerian champions got off to a good start with a goal in the fourth minute of the game.

    Ogoma Joseph gave Bayelsa Queens FC the early lead from the penalty spot before Chinyere Igbomalu scored the second goal 21 minutes later.

    Good efforts by Bayelsa defence kept the opponents at bay as the game finished in their favour, becoming their first victory in the tournament’s history.

    After losing 1-2 to Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa in the first group game, the Nigerian side will now face Wadi Degla FC of Egypt in their last group match on Sunday to berth at the semi-finals of the tournament.


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