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  •  Maj Gen Ibrahim Ali Commander Operation Safe Haven OPSH and General Officer Commanding 3 Division of the Nigerian Army Rukuba near Jos has advised Plateau women to promote peaceful coexistence in their communities A statement by Capt James Oya OPSH media officer said on Sunday in Jos that Ali gave the counsel at a peace advocacy meeting organised by Bassa Women for Peace and Unity Initiative Represented by Brig Gen Amos Egbejule his Chief of Staff in OPSH Ali commended the group for seeking peace urging women to be peace ambassadors at all levels He advised mothers to instill the virtues of peace tolerance and love in their children and husbands pointing out that women play key roles toward the growth of every society The statement quoted Ali as assuring residents of Plateau and environs that OPSH would continue to use both kinetic and non kinetic measures to promote lasting peace in Plateau The Commander dedicated the award given to him by the group to officers and men of OPSH This award will spur us to be relentless and more committed to discharging our duties he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    OPSH commander tasks Plateau women on peace building
     Maj Gen Ibrahim Ali Commander Operation Safe Haven OPSH and General Officer Commanding 3 Division of the Nigerian Army Rukuba near Jos has advised Plateau women to promote peaceful coexistence in their communities A statement by Capt James Oya OPSH media officer said on Sunday in Jos that Ali gave the counsel at a peace advocacy meeting organised by Bassa Women for Peace and Unity Initiative Represented by Brig Gen Amos Egbejule his Chief of Staff in OPSH Ali commended the group for seeking peace urging women to be peace ambassadors at all levels He advised mothers to instill the virtues of peace tolerance and love in their children and husbands pointing out that women play key roles toward the growth of every society The statement quoted Ali as assuring residents of Plateau and environs that OPSH would continue to use both kinetic and non kinetic measures to promote lasting peace in Plateau The Commander dedicated the award given to him by the group to officers and men of OPSH This award will spur us to be relentless and more committed to discharging our duties he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    OPSH commander tasks Plateau women on peace building
    Defence/Security1 month ago

    OPSH commander tasks Plateau women on peace building

    Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Ali, Commander, Operation Safe Haven(OPSH), and General Officer Commanding 3 Division of the Nigerian Army, Rukuba, near Jos, has advised Plateau women to promote peaceful coexistence in their communities.

    A statement by Capt. James Oya, OPSH media officer, said on Sunday in Jos that Ali gave the counsel at a peace advocacy meeting organised by Bassa Women for Peace and Unity Initiative.

    Represented by Brig.-Gen. Amos Egbejule, his Chief of Staff in OPSH, Ali commended the group for seeking peace, urging women to be peace ambassadors at all levels.

    He advised mothers to instill the virtues of peace, tolerance and love in their children and husbands, pointing out that women play key roles toward the growth of every society.

    The statement quoted Ali as assuring residents of Plateau and environs that OPSH would continue to use both kinetic and non-kinetic measures to promote  lasting peace in Plateau.

    The Commander dedicated the award given to him by the group to officers and men of OPSH.

    “This award will spur us to be relentless and more committed to discharging our duties,” he said.


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  •  Mr Abdu Mohammed the Managing Director of the Jos Electricity Distribution Plc JED has confirmed the appointment of 121 members of staff who had been working for more than two years Mohammed announced the confirmation during an interactive meeting with the staff of Jos Metro Region Gangere Dr Friday Elijah Head Corporate Communications of the company disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Jos The managing director who assumed duty barely a week ago advised the staff to put in their best towards the success of the company and effective service delivery We are also working on your promotion that has been stalled for long The only way that we can expeditiously achieve this is to work towards revamping the current abysmal fortune of the company You must change the fortunes of the company for good we are going to task all of you on Key Performance Indicators we will empower you to do your work he said Mohammed charged the personnel to ensure that customers got value for money by enjoying qualitative and regular power supply as a precursor to customer satisfaction He called on the staff to enhance the collection efficiency of the company by ensuring that customers paid for their consumed energy when due and warned that indolence would not be tolerated The managing director advised the staff to be disciplined and declared that bad eggs would be shown the way out of the system without hesitation Responding on behalf of the staff the Regional Manager of Jos Metro Alhaji Sarki Suleiman promised that the region would not disappoint the management in the area of collection efficiency NewsSourceCredit NAN
    JED confirms appointment of 121 staff
     Mr Abdu Mohammed the Managing Director of the Jos Electricity Distribution Plc JED has confirmed the appointment of 121 members of staff who had been working for more than two years Mohammed announced the confirmation during an interactive meeting with the staff of Jos Metro Region Gangere Dr Friday Elijah Head Corporate Communications of the company disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Jos The managing director who assumed duty barely a week ago advised the staff to put in their best towards the success of the company and effective service delivery We are also working on your promotion that has been stalled for long The only way that we can expeditiously achieve this is to work towards revamping the current abysmal fortune of the company You must change the fortunes of the company for good we are going to task all of you on Key Performance Indicators we will empower you to do your work he said Mohammed charged the personnel to ensure that customers got value for money by enjoying qualitative and regular power supply as a precursor to customer satisfaction He called on the staff to enhance the collection efficiency of the company by ensuring that customers paid for their consumed energy when due and warned that indolence would not be tolerated The managing director advised the staff to be disciplined and declared that bad eggs would be shown the way out of the system without hesitation Responding on behalf of the staff the Regional Manager of Jos Metro Alhaji Sarki Suleiman promised that the region would not disappoint the management in the area of collection efficiency NewsSourceCredit NAN
    JED confirms appointment of 121 staff
    General news1 month ago

    JED confirms appointment of 121 staff

    Mr Abdu Mohammed, the Managing Director of the Jos Electricity Distribution Plc (JED), has confirmed the appointment of 121 members of staff who had been working for more than two years.

    Mohammed announced the confirmation during an interactive meeting with the staff of Jos Metro Region, Gangere.

    Dr Friday Elijah, Head, Corporate Communications of the company, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Jos. The managing director, who assumed duty barely a week ago, advised the staff to put in their best towards the success of the company and effective service delivery.

    “We are also working on your promotion that has been stalled for long.

    “The only way that we can expeditiously achieve this is to work towards revamping the current abysmal fortune of the company.

    “You must change the fortunes of the company for good; we are going to task all of you on Key Performance Indicators, we will empower you to do your work,” he said.

    Mohammed charged the personnel to ensure that customers got value for money, by enjoying qualitative and regular power supply as a precursor to customer satisfaction.

    He called on the staff to enhance the collection efficiency of the company by ensuring that customers paid for their consumed energy when due and warned that indolence would not be tolerated.

    The managing director advised the staff to be disciplined and declared that bad eggs would be shown the way out of the system without hesitation.

    Responding on behalf of the staff, the Regional Manager of Jos Metro, Alhaji Sarki Suleiman, promised that the region would not disappoint the management in the area of collection efficiency.


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  •  The acting Programme Manager Plateau Agricultural Development Programme PADP Mr Simon Ago has called on farmers to adopt and adhere to good agricultural practices for high crop yield Ago told the News Agency of Nigeria in Jos that PADP worked in collaboration with seeds companies and NGOs to teach and train farmers on good agricultural practices He added that good yield could be achieved if farmers would adopt good practices and also see themselves as critical stakeholders in the economy The manager said that PADP had carried out several extension deliveries and adaptive seed demonstration to farmers He said about 11 000 contacts had been made through village extension projects to carry out seeds demonstrations on the field that would boost production Furthermore he said PADP in collaboration with other agencies and international bodies had conducted trainings for farmers in various villages in groups He however called on farmers to take the farming business seriously and use the many available platforms to learn new methods and practices that would maximise farm yields nanng org NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Agric manager urges farmers to adopt good agricultural practices for maximum yield
     The acting Programme Manager Plateau Agricultural Development Programme PADP Mr Simon Ago has called on farmers to adopt and adhere to good agricultural practices for high crop yield Ago told the News Agency of Nigeria in Jos that PADP worked in collaboration with seeds companies and NGOs to teach and train farmers on good agricultural practices He added that good yield could be achieved if farmers would adopt good practices and also see themselves as critical stakeholders in the economy The manager said that PADP had carried out several extension deliveries and adaptive seed demonstration to farmers He said about 11 000 contacts had been made through village extension projects to carry out seeds demonstrations on the field that would boost production Furthermore he said PADP in collaboration with other agencies and international bodies had conducted trainings for farmers in various villages in groups He however called on farmers to take the farming business seriously and use the many available platforms to learn new methods and practices that would maximise farm yields nanng org NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Agric manager urges farmers to adopt good agricultural practices for maximum yield
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    Agric manager urges farmers to adopt good agricultural practices for maximum yield

    The acting  Programme Manager, Plateau Agricultural Development Programme PADP, Mr Simon Ago has called on farmers to adopt and adhere to good agricultural practices for high crop yield.

    Ago told the News Agency of Nigeria in Jos that PADP worked in collaboration with seeds companies and NGOs to teach and train farmers on good agricultural practices.

    He added that good yield could be achieved if farmers would adopt good practices and also see themselves as critical stakeholders in the economy.

    The manager said that PADP had carried out several extension deliveries and adaptive seed demonstration to farmers.

    He said  about 11,000 contacts had been made through village extension projects to carry out seeds demonstrations on the field  that would boost production.

    Furthermore , he said PADP, in collaboration with other agencies and international bodies, had conducted trainings for farmers in various villages in groups.

    He, however, called on farmers to take the farming business seriously and use the many available platforms to learn new methods and practices that would maximise farm yields.

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  •  The Nigerian Export Promotion Council NEPC says it has trained no fewer than one million farmers and processors to boost potato and Shea butter export from Plateau and beyond NEPC North Central Zonal Coordinator Samson Idowu said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Jos Idowu told NAN that the training which started at the begining of the year was mainly for women and youth The zonal coordinator said that the beneficiaries were trained on how to boost production and process the produce into exportable forms He said that potato is produced in large quantity in Plateau but much of it ends on dinning table because of lack of export He emphasised that unless raw produce were processed into exportable products they cannot form tangible exports Idowu stated that the council was working with farmers processors and exporters to ensure that potato becomes one of Nigeria s major non oil export Apart from that we also train the beneficiaries on shea butter production The global value of a Shea butter now is around 6 8 billion dollars as of this year and is expected to rise by seven per cent annually in the next 10 years So you cannot just stay aloof and be watching other countries take advantage of the opportunity and rake in millions of dollars We have Shea trees in 21 states including Plateau where it can be picked and processed Shea tree at moment grows in the wild but we are interested in domesticating it And untill we start planting it like cashew trees and acha a variety of rice we cannot harness its huge economy potential he stated The zonal coordinator revealed that the council was working with relevant institution to domesticate Shea trees to start fruiting within 18 months such as the improved variety of cashew Idowu told NAN that they were also working with farmers to increase the production of rice noting that there was huge gap between its production and consumption According to him the price of local rice was still very high in spite of the ban on the importation of rice And we re working seriously to increase the production of rice bring down the price and make it available at affordable cost So that we can have enough for local consumption and able to export since we have Africa Free Trade Agreement Area he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NEPC trains farmers, processors to boost  potato, shea butter export 
     The Nigerian Export Promotion Council NEPC says it has trained no fewer than one million farmers and processors to boost potato and Shea butter export from Plateau and beyond NEPC North Central Zonal Coordinator Samson Idowu said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Jos Idowu told NAN that the training which started at the begining of the year was mainly for women and youth The zonal coordinator said that the beneficiaries were trained on how to boost production and process the produce into exportable forms He said that potato is produced in large quantity in Plateau but much of it ends on dinning table because of lack of export He emphasised that unless raw produce were processed into exportable products they cannot form tangible exports Idowu stated that the council was working with farmers processors and exporters to ensure that potato becomes one of Nigeria s major non oil export Apart from that we also train the beneficiaries on shea butter production The global value of a Shea butter now is around 6 8 billion dollars as of this year and is expected to rise by seven per cent annually in the next 10 years So you cannot just stay aloof and be watching other countries take advantage of the opportunity and rake in millions of dollars We have Shea trees in 21 states including Plateau where it can be picked and processed Shea tree at moment grows in the wild but we are interested in domesticating it And untill we start planting it like cashew trees and acha a variety of rice we cannot harness its huge economy potential he stated The zonal coordinator revealed that the council was working with relevant institution to domesticate Shea trees to start fruiting within 18 months such as the improved variety of cashew Idowu told NAN that they were also working with farmers to increase the production of rice noting that there was huge gap between its production and consumption According to him the price of local rice was still very high in spite of the ban on the importation of rice And we re working seriously to increase the production of rice bring down the price and make it available at affordable cost So that we can have enough for local consumption and able to export since we have Africa Free Trade Agreement Area he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NEPC trains farmers, processors to boost  potato, shea butter export 
    General news1 month ago

    NEPC trains farmers, processors to boost  potato, shea butter export 

    The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) says it has trained no fewer than one million farmers and processors to boost potato and Shea butter export from Plateau and beyond.

    NEPC North-Central Zonal Coordinator Samson Idowu said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Jos.Idowu told NAN that the training which started at the begining of the year, was mainly for women and youth.

    The zonal coordinator said that the beneficiaries were trained on how to boost production and process the produce into exportable forms.

    He said that potato is  produced in large quantity in Plateau but much of it ends on dinning table because of lack of export.

    He emphasised that unless raw produce were processed into exportable products, they cannot form tangible exports.

    Idowu stated that the council was working with farmers, processors  and exporters to ensure that potato becomes one of Nigeria’s major non -oil export.

    “Apart from that, we also train the beneficiaries on shea butter production.

    “The global value of a Shea butter now is around 6.8 billion dollars as of this year, and is expected to rise by seven per cent annually in the next 10 years.

    “So you cannot just stay aloof and be watching other countries take advantage of the opportunity and rake in millions of dollars“We have Shea trees in 21 states, including Plateau, where it can be picked and processed.

    “Shea tree at moment grows in the wild but we are interested in domesticating it.

    “And untill we start planting it like cashew trees and acha (a variety of rice), we cannot harness its huge economy potential,” he stated.

    The zonal coordinator revealed that the council was working with relevant institution to domesticate Shea trees to start fruiting within 18 months such as the improved variety of cashew.

    Idowu told NAN that they were also working with farmers to increase the production of rice, noting that there was huge gap between its production and consumption.

    According to him, the price of local rice was still very high in spite of the ban on the importation of rice.

    “And we’re working seriously to increase the production of rice, bring down the price and make it available at affordable cost.

    “So that we can have enough for local consumption and able to export since we have Africa Free Trade Agreement Area,” he said.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Nigerian Export Promotion says the nation s economy can thrive better without oil if the non oil sector is prioritised NEPC North Central Zonal Coordinator Mr Samson Idowu stated this on Sunday in Jos in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria Idowu said that Nigeria is blessed with abundant non oil resources ranging from agricultural produce to mineral resources If you look at the countries doing well globally today they are not countries that are rich in oil In fact there s a school of thought that oil is a course than a blessing for Nigeria The likes of Cocoa House Liberty Stadium Groundnut Pyramids and many other assets including the free education in Western Nigeria were from our sweat from agriculture It is the discovery of oil at Oloibiri that brought us to where we are now that everybody is running to Abuja for brown envelope I can boldly say that we excelled without oil and we will thrive and even better if there is no oil he stated Idowu expressed confidence that with the right policy right support right intervention and right focus Nigeria economy would be on the right track The coordinator stated that there were many calls for the country s restructuring but what is needed is economic restructuring According to him all the regions should focus on what they have competitive and comparative advantage and depend less on Abuja So we shouldn t wait for the oil to dry up before we take a step because the oil is drying up He urged government not to wait untill the oil dries up before adequate attention would be given to non oil sector NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria economy can thrive without oil – NEPC boss 
     The Nigerian Export Promotion says the nation s economy can thrive better without oil if the non oil sector is prioritised NEPC North Central Zonal Coordinator Mr Samson Idowu stated this on Sunday in Jos in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria Idowu said that Nigeria is blessed with abundant non oil resources ranging from agricultural produce to mineral resources If you look at the countries doing well globally today they are not countries that are rich in oil In fact there s a school of thought that oil is a course than a blessing for Nigeria The likes of Cocoa House Liberty Stadium Groundnut Pyramids and many other assets including the free education in Western Nigeria were from our sweat from agriculture It is the discovery of oil at Oloibiri that brought us to where we are now that everybody is running to Abuja for brown envelope I can boldly say that we excelled without oil and we will thrive and even better if there is no oil he stated Idowu expressed confidence that with the right policy right support right intervention and right focus Nigeria economy would be on the right track The coordinator stated that there were many calls for the country s restructuring but what is needed is economic restructuring According to him all the regions should focus on what they have competitive and comparative advantage and depend less on Abuja So we shouldn t wait for the oil to dry up before we take a step because the oil is drying up He urged government not to wait untill the oil dries up before adequate attention would be given to non oil sector NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria economy can thrive without oil – NEPC boss 
    General news1 month ago

    Nigeria economy can thrive without oil – NEPC boss 

    The Nigerian Export Promotion says the nation’s economy can thrive better without oil if the non-oil sector is prioritised.

    NEPC North Central Zonal Coordinator, Mr Samson Idowu stated this on Sunday in Jos in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria .

    Idowu said that Nigeria is blessed with abundant non-oil resources ranging from agricultural produce to mineral resources.

    “If you look at the countries doing well globally today, they are not countries that are rich in oil.

    “In fact, there’s a school of thought that oil is a course than a blessing for Nigeria.

    “The likes of Cocoa House, Liberty Stadium, Groundnut Pyramids and many other assets including the free education in Western Nigeria  were from our sweat from agriculture.

    “It is the discovery of oil at Oloibiri that brought us to where we are now that everybody is running to Abuja for brown envelope.

    “I can boldly say that we excelled without oil and we will thrive and even better if there is no oil,” he stated.

    Idowu expressed confidence that with the right policy, right support, right intervention and right focus, Nigeria economy would be on the right track.

    The coordinator stated that there were many calls for the country’s restructuring but what is needed is economic restructuring.

    According to him, all the regions should focus on what they have competitive and comparative advantage and depend less on Abuja.

    “So we shouldn’t wait for the oil to dry up before we take a step because the oil is drying up.

    He urged government not to wait untill the oil dries up before adequate attention would be given to non-oil sector.


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  •  The new Commissioner of Police for Abia State Mr Mustapha Bala formally assumed duty on Friday Bala took over from Janet Agbede who was recently promoted to an Assistant Inspector General of Police and posted to Police Staff College Jos In an interview with newsmen the new police boss charged officers and men of the command to double their efforts toward crime reduction in the state He urged them to shun acts capable of putting the command in bad light before members of the public He promised that the command under his watch would give priority attention to their welfare in order to get the best of them Bala also promised to sustain the collaboration between the command and other sister security agencies to ensure adequate security for lives and property of residents He assured them that he would initiate proactive steps to tackle banditry and kidnapping in the state especially around the Umunneochi axis of the Enugu Port Harcourt Expressway I want to assure you that security would be beefed up around the flashpoints for banditry and kidnapping Bala said He however advised criminal elements in the state to relocate out of Abia or be prepared to be decimated by his crack team The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Bala was among the 43 senior police officers recently promoted to the rank of Commissioners of Police by the Inspector General of Police Usman Baba NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Abia’s new CP, Bala, assumes duty
     The new Commissioner of Police for Abia State Mr Mustapha Bala formally assumed duty on Friday Bala took over from Janet Agbede who was recently promoted to an Assistant Inspector General of Police and posted to Police Staff College Jos In an interview with newsmen the new police boss charged officers and men of the command to double their efforts toward crime reduction in the state He urged them to shun acts capable of putting the command in bad light before members of the public He promised that the command under his watch would give priority attention to their welfare in order to get the best of them Bala also promised to sustain the collaboration between the command and other sister security agencies to ensure adequate security for lives and property of residents He assured them that he would initiate proactive steps to tackle banditry and kidnapping in the state especially around the Umunneochi axis of the Enugu Port Harcourt Expressway I want to assure you that security would be beefed up around the flashpoints for banditry and kidnapping Bala said He however advised criminal elements in the state to relocate out of Abia or be prepared to be decimated by his crack team The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Bala was among the 43 senior police officers recently promoted to the rank of Commissioners of Police by the Inspector General of Police Usman Baba NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Abia’s new CP, Bala, assumes duty
    Defence/Security1 month ago

    Abia’s new CP, Bala, assumes duty

    The new Commissioner of Police for Abia State, Mr Mustapha Bala, formally assumed duty on Friday.

    Bala took over from Janet Agbede, who was recently promoted to an Assistant Inspector-General of Police and posted to Police Staff College, Jos. In an interview with newsmen, the new police boss charged  officers and men of the command to double their efforts toward crime reduction in the state.

    He urged them to shun acts capable of putting the command in bad light before members of the public.

    He promised that the command under his watch would give priority attention to their welfare, in order to get the best of them.

    Bala also promised to sustain the collaboration between the command and other sister-security agencies to ensure adequate security for lives and property of residents.

    He assured them that he would initiate proactive steps to tackle banditry and kidnapping in the state, especially around the Umunneochi axis of the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway.

    “I want to assure you that security would be beefed up around the flashpoints for banditry and kidnapping,” Bala said.

    He, however, advised  criminal elements in the state to relocate out of Abia or be prepared to be decimated by his crack team.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Bala was among the 43 senior police officers recently promoted to the rank of Commissioners of Police by the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba.
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  •  The Nigerian Ports Authority NPA football team on Friday defeated its Navy counterparts by a lone goal to emerge winner of the 2022 edition of the Ships amp Ports Maritime Cup Competition This is the second time the NPA team would lift the Maritime Cup The team first won the trophy in 2018 Shedrach Charles converted a well taken strike in the 10th minute of the match to put the NPA team also known as the Koko Marines ahead of the Nigerian Navy The third place went to the defending champions ENL Consortium who trashed Josepdam Port Services three goals to one Prizes were also given to the Most Valuable Player Augustine Chibuzor of the Nigerian Navy Best Goalkeeper Ayetoba Iseoluwa who conceded only two goals in five matches the Fair Play team Josepdam Port and best team of the tournament ENL Consortium Reacting to the NPA victory Mr Mohammed Bello Koko said that he was excited with the outcome of the match Bello Koko represented by Dr Chinwe Nwokolo the General Manager Medical Services NPA said that the boys were really good and that was why they came out tops If they did not win I would have been in shock I urge the organisers to keep it up they should not keep a long time before they have such competition so that these boys can grow In a field of play they will lose all their skills so these young ones should be encouraged he said Dr Bolaji Akinola the Chief Executive Officer Ships and Ports noted that even with the two years break the tournament turned out very exciting He said a total of N2 million would be won in prizes by the winning teams and players winner of the trophy would smile home with N1million while the silver and bronze medal winners would get N500 000 and N300 000 respectively He said the Most Valuable Player Augustine Chibuzor and the Best Goalkeeper Ayetoba Iseoluwa both of the Nigerian Navy as well as Josepdam Port Services which won the Fair Play award would also get cash prizes This is a tournament that binds industry stakeholders together we saw the spirit of comradeship the joyful atmosphere the friendship and the spirit of competition It is a tournament that has come to stay We are having young people in the maritime industry and we need to keep them positively engaged through sports Officiating was top notch the officials are members of the Lagos State Referee Council the best we can get They are well trained licensed and certified by FIFA they are the same that officiate Nigerian professional league matches People are talking about introducing Virtual Assistant Referee VAR it is a function of resources that we have at hand we will continue to see what we can do in that regards he said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the competition was created by Ships amp Ports in 2009 to encourage recreation and camaraderie among employees of government agencies private sector operators and regulators in the maritime industry Past winners of the Maritime Cup since inception are the Nigerian Navy 2009 Micura Stevedoring Services 2010 Nigeria Customs Service 2011 2012 2013 2016 and 2017 National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders 2014 Others are Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents 2015 Nigerian Ports Authority 2018 and ENL Consortium Nigeria Ltd 2019 NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NPA beats Navy to win 2022 Maritime Cup
     The Nigerian Ports Authority NPA football team on Friday defeated its Navy counterparts by a lone goal to emerge winner of the 2022 edition of the Ships amp Ports Maritime Cup Competition This is the second time the NPA team would lift the Maritime Cup The team first won the trophy in 2018 Shedrach Charles converted a well taken strike in the 10th minute of the match to put the NPA team also known as the Koko Marines ahead of the Nigerian Navy The third place went to the defending champions ENL Consortium who trashed Josepdam Port Services three goals to one Prizes were also given to the Most Valuable Player Augustine Chibuzor of the Nigerian Navy Best Goalkeeper Ayetoba Iseoluwa who conceded only two goals in five matches the Fair Play team Josepdam Port and best team of the tournament ENL Consortium Reacting to the NPA victory Mr Mohammed Bello Koko said that he was excited with the outcome of the match Bello Koko represented by Dr Chinwe Nwokolo the General Manager Medical Services NPA said that the boys were really good and that was why they came out tops If they did not win I would have been in shock I urge the organisers to keep it up they should not keep a long time before they have such competition so that these boys can grow In a field of play they will lose all their skills so these young ones should be encouraged he said Dr Bolaji Akinola the Chief Executive Officer Ships and Ports noted that even with the two years break the tournament turned out very exciting He said a total of N2 million would be won in prizes by the winning teams and players winner of the trophy would smile home with N1million while the silver and bronze medal winners would get N500 000 and N300 000 respectively He said the Most Valuable Player Augustine Chibuzor and the Best Goalkeeper Ayetoba Iseoluwa both of the Nigerian Navy as well as Josepdam Port Services which won the Fair Play award would also get cash prizes This is a tournament that binds industry stakeholders together we saw the spirit of comradeship the joyful atmosphere the friendship and the spirit of competition It is a tournament that has come to stay We are having young people in the maritime industry and we need to keep them positively engaged through sports Officiating was top notch the officials are members of the Lagos State Referee Council the best we can get They are well trained licensed and certified by FIFA they are the same that officiate Nigerian professional league matches People are talking about introducing Virtual Assistant Referee VAR it is a function of resources that we have at hand we will continue to see what we can do in that regards he said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the competition was created by Ships amp Ports in 2009 to encourage recreation and camaraderie among employees of government agencies private sector operators and regulators in the maritime industry Past winners of the Maritime Cup since inception are the Nigerian Navy 2009 Micura Stevedoring Services 2010 Nigeria Customs Service 2011 2012 2013 2016 and 2017 National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders 2014 Others are Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents 2015 Nigerian Ports Authority 2018 and ENL Consortium Nigeria Ltd 2019 NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NPA beats Navy to win 2022 Maritime Cup
    Economy1 month ago

    NPA beats Navy to win 2022 Maritime Cup

    The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) football team on Friday defeated its Navy counterparts by a lone goal to emerge winner of the 2022 edition of the Ships & Ports Maritime Cup Competition.

    This is the second time the NPA team would lift the Maritime Cup. The team first won the trophy in 2018. Shedrach Charles converted a well-taken strike in the 10th minute of the match to put the NPA team also known as the Koko Marines ahead of the Nigerian Navy. The third place went to the defending champions, ENL Consortium, who trashed Josepdam Port Services three goals to one.

    Prizes were also given to the Most Valuable Player, Augustine Chibuzor of the Nigerian Navy, Best Goalkeeper, Ayetoba Iseoluwa who conceded only two goals in five matches, the Fair Play team, Josepdam Port and best team of the tournament, ENL Consortium.

    Reacting to the NPA victory, Mr Mohammed Bello-Koko, said that he was excited with the outcome of the match.

    Bello-Koko represented by Dr Chinwe Nwokolo, the General Manager, Medical Services, NPA, said that the boys were really good and that was why they came out tops.

    “If they did not win, I would have been in shock.

    “I urge the organisers to keep it up, they should not keep a long time before they have such competition so that these boys can grow.

    “In a field of play, they will lose all their skills so these young ones should be encouraged,” he said.

    Dr Bolaji Akinola, the Chief Executive Officer, Ships and Ports, noted that even with the two years break, the tournament turned out very exciting.

    He said a total of N2 million would be won in prizes by the winning teams and players, winner of the trophy would smile home with N1million while the silver and bronze medal winners would get N500,000 and N300,000 respectively.

    He said the Most Valuable Player, Augustine Chibuzor and the Best Goalkeeper, Ayetoba Iseoluwa – both of the Nigerian Navy, as well as Josepdam Port Services, which won the Fair Play award would also get cash prizes.

    “This is a tournament that binds industry stakeholders together, we saw the spirit of comradeship, the joyful atmosphere, the friendship and the spirit of competition.

    “It is a tournament that has come to stay.

    We are having young people in the maritime industry and we need to keep them positively engaged through sports.

    “Officiating was top-notch, the officials are members of the Lagos State Referee Council, the best we can get.

    They are well trained, licensed and certified by FIFA, they are the same that officiate Nigerian professional league matches .

    “People are talking about introducing Virtual Assistant Referee (VAR) , it is a function of resources that we have at hand, we will continue to see what we can do in that regards,” he said.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the competition was created by Ships & Ports in 2009 to encourage recreation and camaraderie among employees of government agencies, private sector operators, and regulators in the maritime industry.

    Past winners of the Maritime Cup since inception are the Nigerian Navy (2009), Micura Stevedoring Services (2010), Nigeria Customs Service (2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, and 2017), National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (2014).

    Others are Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (2015), Nigerian Ports Authority (2018) and ENL Consortium Nigeria Ltd (2019).


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  •  The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry ACCI has trained 11 persons in the first batch of its technical facilities operations and maintenance training The Chamber said that the training designed for members of staff of government agencies and private organisations was part of measures to further enhance skills development in Nigeria Speaking during closing of the training on Friday in Abuja the President of ACCI Dr Al Mujtaba Abubakar said that the beneficiaries would contribute their quota to the growth of the economy Represented by Prof Adesoji Adesugba the 2nd Deputy President of ACCI Abubakar said that the one year training was in collaboration with SKYE GIZ SEQUA and the Industrial Training Fund ITF According to him the chamber currently operates four centres which includes the Abuja Trade Centre ATC Business Entrepreneurial Skills and Technology BEST Centre Policy Advocacy Centre PAC and Dispute Resolution Centre DRC The BEST Centre being the training and capacity development arm of the chamber has in the past few years supported youth empowerment through various vocational skills training programmes Abubakar said He said that the centre has trained over 2000 persons including women and youths in various skills and capacity development programmes Also speaking the Director of ACCI Best Centre Dr Tinuke Temitope said that the training was to further boost employability skills in the country Temitope said that the training combined classroom based learning with practical workshop and industry experience The blend of theory and practice is geared toward giving trainees a head start into employment since they acquire not only the required technical knowledge but also gain hands on experience by the time training has been completed We believe by following this approach the employability of young Nigerians will improve significantly she said According to her the process of implementing the training started in May 2020 when the GIZ SEQUA project partnered with ACCI to review the national occupational standards and occupational profiles of six trades They include office administration industrial mechanics industrial electronics electrical and solar installation and technical facilities operations and maintenance Inputs from the private sector and all relevant stakeholders were extensively captured during the review process she said In his goodwill message the Director General of ITF Sir Joseph Ari said the Fund would continue to collaborate with ACCI toward empowering the youth through vocational skills acquisition Represented by Omotowa Tunji Assistant Director of Training in ITF Tunji urged the participants to leverage on the skills acquired during the training and contribute their quota to the growth of the nation s economy Sharing their experiences Mr Ibrahim Udi on behalf of the 11 graduates said that the training exposed them to more knowledge about facility maintenance I thought I knew some things but in the course of the training I knew better Udi said He commended the organisers for the opportunity and urged government agencies and the private sector to release their employees for such training NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Abuja Chamber of Commerce trains 11 persons on technological skills
     The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry ACCI has trained 11 persons in the first batch of its technical facilities operations and maintenance training The Chamber said that the training designed for members of staff of government agencies and private organisations was part of measures to further enhance skills development in Nigeria Speaking during closing of the training on Friday in Abuja the President of ACCI Dr Al Mujtaba Abubakar said that the beneficiaries would contribute their quota to the growth of the economy Represented by Prof Adesoji Adesugba the 2nd Deputy President of ACCI Abubakar said that the one year training was in collaboration with SKYE GIZ SEQUA and the Industrial Training Fund ITF According to him the chamber currently operates four centres which includes the Abuja Trade Centre ATC Business Entrepreneurial Skills and Technology BEST Centre Policy Advocacy Centre PAC and Dispute Resolution Centre DRC The BEST Centre being the training and capacity development arm of the chamber has in the past few years supported youth empowerment through various vocational skills training programmes Abubakar said He said that the centre has trained over 2000 persons including women and youths in various skills and capacity development programmes Also speaking the Director of ACCI Best Centre Dr Tinuke Temitope said that the training was to further boost employability skills in the country Temitope said that the training combined classroom based learning with practical workshop and industry experience The blend of theory and practice is geared toward giving trainees a head start into employment since they acquire not only the required technical knowledge but also gain hands on experience by the time training has been completed We believe by following this approach the employability of young Nigerians will improve significantly she said According to her the process of implementing the training started in May 2020 when the GIZ SEQUA project partnered with ACCI to review the national occupational standards and occupational profiles of six trades They include office administration industrial mechanics industrial electronics electrical and solar installation and technical facilities operations and maintenance Inputs from the private sector and all relevant stakeholders were extensively captured during the review process she said In his goodwill message the Director General of ITF Sir Joseph Ari said the Fund would continue to collaborate with ACCI toward empowering the youth through vocational skills acquisition Represented by Omotowa Tunji Assistant Director of Training in ITF Tunji urged the participants to leverage on the skills acquired during the training and contribute their quota to the growth of the nation s economy Sharing their experiences Mr Ibrahim Udi on behalf of the 11 graduates said that the training exposed them to more knowledge about facility maintenance I thought I knew some things but in the course of the training I knew better Udi said He commended the organisers for the opportunity and urged government agencies and the private sector to release their employees for such training NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Abuja Chamber of Commerce trains 11 persons on technological skills
    Economy1 month ago

    Abuja Chamber of Commerce trains 11 persons on technological skills

    The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), has trained 11 persons in the first batch of its technical facilities operations and maintenance training.

    The Chamber said that the training designed for members of staff of government agencies and private organisations was part of measures to further enhance skills development in Nigeria.

    Speaking during closing of the training on Friday in Abuja, the President of ACCI, Dr Al-Mujtaba Abubakar, said that the beneficiaries would contribute their quota to the growth of the economy.

    Represented by Prof. Adesoji Adesugba, the 2nd Deputy President of ACCI, Abubakar, said that the one-year training was in collaboration with SKYE, GIZ, SEQUA and the Industrial Training Fund (ITF).

    According to him, the chamber currently operates four centres which includes the Abuja Trade Centre (ATC) Business Entrepreneurial Skills and Technology (BEST) Centre, Policy Advocacy Centre (PAC) and Dispute Resolution Centre (DRC).

    “The BEST Centre being the training and capacity development arm of the chamber, has in the past few years supported youth empowerment through various vocational skills training programmes,” Abubakar said.

    He said that the centre has trained over 2000 persons including women and youths in various skills and capacity development programmes.

    Also speaking, the Director of ACCI Best Centre, Dr Tinuke Temitope, said that the training was to further boost employability skills in the country.

    Temitope said that the training combined classroom-based learning with practical workshop and industry experience.

    “The blend of theory and practice is geared toward giving trainees a head start into employment since they acquire not only the required technical knowledge, but also gain hands-on experience by the time training has been completed.

    “We believe by following this approach, the employability of young Nigerians will improve significantly,” she said.

    According to her, the process of implementing the training started in May 2020 when the GIZ, SEQUA project partnered with ACCI to review the national occupational standards and occupational profiles of six trades.

    “They include office administration, industrial mechanics, industrial electronics, electrical and solar installation and technical facilities operations and maintenance.

    “Inputs from the private sector and all relevant stakeholders were extensively captured during the review process,’’ she said.

    In his goodwill message, the Director-General of ITF, Sir Joseph Ari, said the Fund would continue to collaborate with ACCI toward empowering the youth through vocational skills acquisition.

    Represented by Omotowa Tunji, Assistant Director of Training in ITF, Tunji urged the participants to leverage on the skills acquired during the training and contribute their quota to the growth of the nation’s economy.

    Sharing their experiences, Mr Ibrahim Udi on behalf of the 11 graduates said that the training exposed them to more knowledge about facility maintenance.

    “I thought I knew some things but in the course of the training I knew better,’’ Udi said.

    He commended the organisers for the opportunity and urged government agencies and the private sector to release their employees for such training.


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  •  The Court of Appeal in Jos has dismissed the Peoples Democratic Party PDP appeal against the Peoples Redemption Party PRP for lacking merit Justice Tani Hassan who dismissed the appeal ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to issue a certificate of return to Muhammed Alkali of the PRP immediately The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Musa Agah member representing Jos Federal Constituency had appealed against the judgment of the Election Petition Tribunal which ousted him from office on Sept 2 He had canvassed two issues for determination on whether he was lawfully nominated and whether the tribunal was right to have cancelled his votes to declare Muhammad Alkali winner of the bye election However in a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Tani Hassan flanked by justices A I Andeyangtso and J G Abundaga held that the tribunal was right in its judgment Hassan said that the PDP did not comply with the subsisting judgment of the state High Court ordering it to conduct a lawful congress as it cannot sponsor a candidate for any election She maintained that the PDP was not competent to sponsor a candidate as at the time of the bye election for North Federal constituency She further held that the decision of the PDP not to conduct a congress as ordered by the High Court was meant to be obeyed describing the action as contempt of the court order Hassan also judged that the nomination of the appellant was null and void She added that that the petitioners have also proved to the tribunal that there was over voting as it relied on substantial facts She thereby ordered for the nullification of Musa Agah as winner ordering for the immediate issuance of Certificate of Return to Muhammad Alkali as the duly elected member for North Federal constituency NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Jos North/Bassa: Court of Appeal dismisses PDP’s appeal against PRP
     The Court of Appeal in Jos has dismissed the Peoples Democratic Party PDP appeal against the Peoples Redemption Party PRP for lacking merit Justice Tani Hassan who dismissed the appeal ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to issue a certificate of return to Muhammed Alkali of the PRP immediately The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Musa Agah member representing Jos Federal Constituency had appealed against the judgment of the Election Petition Tribunal which ousted him from office on Sept 2 He had canvassed two issues for determination on whether he was lawfully nominated and whether the tribunal was right to have cancelled his votes to declare Muhammad Alkali winner of the bye election However in a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Tani Hassan flanked by justices A I Andeyangtso and J G Abundaga held that the tribunal was right in its judgment Hassan said that the PDP did not comply with the subsisting judgment of the state High Court ordering it to conduct a lawful congress as it cannot sponsor a candidate for any election She maintained that the PDP was not competent to sponsor a candidate as at the time of the bye election for North Federal constituency She further held that the decision of the PDP not to conduct a congress as ordered by the High Court was meant to be obeyed describing the action as contempt of the court order Hassan also judged that the nomination of the appellant was null and void She added that that the petitioners have also proved to the tribunal that there was over voting as it relied on substantial facts She thereby ordered for the nullification of Musa Agah as winner ordering for the immediate issuance of Certificate of Return to Muhammad Alkali as the duly elected member for North Federal constituency NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Jos North/Bassa: Court of Appeal dismisses PDP’s appeal against PRP
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    Jos North/Bassa: Court of Appeal dismisses PDP’s appeal against PRP

    The Court of Appeal  in Jos has dismissed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) appeal against the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) for lacking merit.

    Justice Tani Hassan, who dismissed the appeal, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue a certificate of return to Muhammed Alkali of the PRP immediately.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Musa Agah, member representing Jos Federal Constituency, had appealed against the judgment of the Election Petition Tribunal which ousted him from office on Sept. 2. He had canvassed two issues for determination on whether he was lawfully nominated and whether the tribunal was right to have cancelled his votes to declare Muhammad Alkali winner of the bye-election.

    However, in a unanimous judgment, delivered by Justice, Tani Hassan, flanked by justices, A.

    I.

    Andeyangtso and J.

    G. Abundaga, held that the tribunal was right in its judgment.

    Hassan said that the PDP did not comply with the subsisting judgment of the state High Court ordering it to conduct a lawful congress, as it cannot sponsor a candidate for any election.

    She maintained that the PDP was not competent to sponsor a candidate as at the time of the bye election for North Federal constituency.

    She further held that the decision of the PDP not to conduct a congress as ordered by the High Court was meant to be obeyed, describing the action as contempt of the court order.

    Hassan also judged that the nomination of the appellant was null and void.

    She added that that the petitioners have also proved to the tribunal that there was over voting as it relied on substantial facts.

    She, thereby, ordered for the nullification of Musa Agah as winner, ordering for the immediate issuance of Certificate of Return to Muhammad Alkali as the duly elected member for North Federal constituency.


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  •  The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research NIMR on Friday unveiled Monkeypox Diagnostic Kits in a bid to increase case detection of monkeypox virus in the country The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the diagnostic kits were unveiled by the Minister of State for Health Hon Joseph Ekumankama who was on a working visit to the Institution in Lagos NAN reports that monkeypox virus is an enveloped double stranded DNA virus which belongs to the genus Orthopoxvirus The World Health Organisation WHO on July 23 declared the spread of monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern with cases in 105 countries globally including Nigeria Ekumankama commended NIMR for coming up with the kit adding that the local development capacity of such was long overdue for Nigeria He lauded NIMR for its enormous contribution to the health sector in the country through its groundbreaking researches I m delighted to be part of this initiative which is capable of reducing the disease burden on our communities due to early detection The government and people of Nigeria will continue to look up to institutions like NIMR to drive the research and development in medicine and reposition the country to promptly response to emerging disease outbreak This is absolutely necessary if Nigeria is to catch up with the rest of the world especially in the area of vaccine development and numerous diseases ravaging our country Prof Babatunde Salako the Director General of NIMR said the diagnostic kits were developed to bridge the gap in testing for monkeypox in the country Salako said the kits readily available and cheaper when compared to the commercially once have a 95 per cent sensitivity and 100 per cent specificity based on in house validation In Nigeria between January and now more than 200 confirmed cases have been reported and this shows that our testing capacity in Nigeria is limited This could be attributable to unavailability of diagnostic kits and that is why our researchers have come up with this PCR detection kit for monkeypox viral DNA The NIMR monkeypox detection kits use the principle of real time polymerase chain reaction technique to detect the presence of monkeypox viral DNA samples he said Salako commended the Federal Government for supporting the institute while calling for more funds to further increase its research capacity NAN reports that the minister also inaugurated a Clinical Trials Centre and Emerging Virus Disease Laboratory in NIMR NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NIMR unveils monkeypox diagnostic kits
     The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research NIMR on Friday unveiled Monkeypox Diagnostic Kits in a bid to increase case detection of monkeypox virus in the country The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the diagnostic kits were unveiled by the Minister of State for Health Hon Joseph Ekumankama who was on a working visit to the Institution in Lagos NAN reports that monkeypox virus is an enveloped double stranded DNA virus which belongs to the genus Orthopoxvirus The World Health Organisation WHO on July 23 declared the spread of monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern with cases in 105 countries globally including Nigeria Ekumankama commended NIMR for coming up with the kit adding that the local development capacity of such was long overdue for Nigeria He lauded NIMR for its enormous contribution to the health sector in the country through its groundbreaking researches I m delighted to be part of this initiative which is capable of reducing the disease burden on our communities due to early detection The government and people of Nigeria will continue to look up to institutions like NIMR to drive the research and development in medicine and reposition the country to promptly response to emerging disease outbreak This is absolutely necessary if Nigeria is to catch up with the rest of the world especially in the area of vaccine development and numerous diseases ravaging our country Prof Babatunde Salako the Director General of NIMR said the diagnostic kits were developed to bridge the gap in testing for monkeypox in the country Salako said the kits readily available and cheaper when compared to the commercially once have a 95 per cent sensitivity and 100 per cent specificity based on in house validation In Nigeria between January and now more than 200 confirmed cases have been reported and this shows that our testing capacity in Nigeria is limited This could be attributable to unavailability of diagnostic kits and that is why our researchers have come up with this PCR detection kit for monkeypox viral DNA The NIMR monkeypox detection kits use the principle of real time polymerase chain reaction technique to detect the presence of monkeypox viral DNA samples he said Salako commended the Federal Government for supporting the institute while calling for more funds to further increase its research capacity NAN reports that the minister also inaugurated a Clinical Trials Centre and Emerging Virus Disease Laboratory in NIMR NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NIMR unveils monkeypox diagnostic kits
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    NIMR unveils monkeypox diagnostic kits

    The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) on Friday unveiled Monkeypox Diagnostic Kits in a bid to increase case detection of monkeypox virus in the country.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the diagnostic kits were unveiled by the Minister of State for Health, Hon. Joseph Ekumankama, who was on a working visit to the Institution in Lagos.

    NAN reports that monkeypox virus is an enveloped double stranded DNA virus which belongs to the genus Orthopoxvirus.

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) on July 23, declared the spread of monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern, with cases in 105 countries globally, including Nigeria.

    Ekumankama commended NIMR for coming up with the kit, adding that the local development capacity of such was long overdue for Nigeria.

    He lauded NIMR for its enormous contribution to the health sector in the country through its groundbreaking researches.

    ” I’m delighted to be part of this initiative which is capable of reducing the disease burden on our communities due to early detection.

    “The government and people of Nigeria will continue to look up to institutions like NIMR to drive the research and development in medicine and reposition the country to promptly response to emerging disease outbreak.

    “This is absolutely necessary if Nigeria is to catch up with the rest of the world especially in the area of vaccine development and numerous diseases ravaging our country”.

    Prof. Babatunde Salako, the Director-General of NIMR, said the diagnostic kits were developed to bridge the gap in testing for monkeypox in the country.

    Salako said the kits, readily available and cheaper when compared to the commercially once, have a 95 per cent sensitivity and 100 per cent specificity based on in-house validation.

    “In Nigeria, between January and now, more than 200 confirmed cases have been reported and this shows that our testing capacity in Nigeria is limited.

    “This could be attributable to unavailability of diagnostic kits and that is why our researchers have come up with this PCR detection kit for monkeypox viral DNA.

    “The NIMR monkeypox detection kits use the principle of real time polymerase chain reaction technique to detect the presence of monkeypox viral DNA samples,” he said.

    Salako commended the Federal Government for supporting the institute, while calling for more funds to further increase its research capacity.

    NAN reports that the minister also inaugurated a Clinical Trials Centre and Emerging Virus Disease Laboratory in NIMR.

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    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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