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  •  NDLEA arrests 611 drug traffickers in Kaduna
    NDLEA arrests 611 drug traffickers in Kaduna 
     NDLEA arrests 611 drug traffickers in Kaduna
    NDLEA arrests 611 drug traffickers in Kaduna 
    Defence/Security22 hours ago

    NDLEA arrests 611 drug traffickers in Kaduna 

    NDLEA arrests 611 drug traffickers in Kaduna  NDLEA arrests 611 drug traffickers in KadunaArrest
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  •  2023 NGO urges Nigerians to vote rightly
    2023: NGO urges Nigerians to vote rightly
     2023 NGO urges Nigerians to vote rightly
    2023: NGO urges Nigerians to vote rightly
    General news23 hours ago

    2023: NGO urges Nigerians to vote rightly

    2023: NGO urges Nigerians to vote rightly 2023: NGO urges NigerMrs Gladys Ashemuke, Founder of GLAD To Lead Foundation, an Non-Government Organisation has urged Nigerians to take responsibility if they want the country of their dream to become a reality.

    Ashemuke, the national Coordinator of the foundation, made the call during a Non-Partisan National Summit in Abuja.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the event tagged:” Doing it Right for the Right Results’ was organised by GLAD foundation in conjunction with PDP Vote Right Ambassadors (PVRA).

    “If the Nigeria of our dreams must come to reality, our perception about leadership, government and dividends of democracy must change.

    ”Until we begin to take responsibility for doing things right, we will never get it right as a people.

    “I want to remind everyone here that you are now an ambassador of doing things right.

    The Nigeria of our dream is achievable.

    ”Now talking about the Nigeria of our dreams, we all talk about not having dividends of democracy, but I beg to ask: How many of you do the right thing during elections?

    When you sell your vote, you don’t have any moral obligation to question them when they are in power.

    “Your Permanent Voters card is your voice, your power and your right.

    But I tell you, your right becomes your rights only when you do the right thing.

    ”Your right becomes your rights when you vote for the right candidate, your right becomes your rights when you think about the future of your children,” she said.

    She said PVRA has the structure to sensitise Nigerians across board to do the right thing, adding that the organization has members in 28 states of the country.

    “I am glad to lead the PDP Vote Right Ambassadors (PVRA).

    We are prepared to guide the electorate in the 2023 election by sensitising them to do the right thing.

    Because if we don’t have the right people in the policy making space, we will never get it right.

    “We have our structures from national to the unit level.

    We have been doing a lot of sensitization in the market places, mechanic workshops, motor parks and other public places.

    ”I did one here in Abuja at the motor park.

    I told them not to be sentimental when it comes to voting.

    But to vote for the right candidates from the right political party.

    According to Ashemuke, all citizens of Nigeria must not allow themselves to be instrument of destruction during the forthcoming elections by being partisan councious and being sentimental.

    “Everyone has to do the right thing and avoid partisan mindset in order to achieve the Nigeria we dream of, we must vote on facts not sentiments.

    “Our PVC is our power and right, it determines our future and that of our children so we have to make the right choices by picking the right candidate irrespective of party.

    “This is not just for the politicians it is for everyone no matter where you find yourself, it is an habit we must cultivate.

    “We must stay away from bribe in order to do the right thing and let our conscience be our currency that we spend wisely”.

    she said.

    Ashemuke also added that the foundation and PDP support group will keep sensitizing the citizens on the need to vote right and wisely.

    “We’ve been sensitizing people in markets, parks among others on the need to vote the right candidate and avoid voting out of sentiments,” she said.

    Dr Babangida Aliyu, former Governor of Niger State in his remarks also said that the summit is indeed important because we have to learn how to get it right.

    “We have to teach people how to do the right thing without forcing them to do it which is not the best approach.

    “Many people come to vote out of curiosity without knowing the details of things involved and some even come to sell instead of vote because they not been enlightened.

    “So we must learn how to be foot people and go into rural communities that cars cannot enter to sensitize them not in a sentimental way thereby allowing them to vote according to their choices.

    ” Aliyu said.

    Furthermore Hajiya Rabi Saulawa, President of Jam Iyar Matan Arewa in her keynote address appealed to the men to avoid gender sensitivity by allowing women in leadership positions.

    According to her, granting gender rights to be voted for is part of doing the right thing.

    “We advocate for women to be given more chance to participate in politics and as women we have to be united and let go of differences, “Irrespective of party, we should support each other in order to do it right for the right results.

    ” Saulawa said.

    In his remarks, PDP Kaduna State Chairman, Mr Felix Hyat commended Ashemuke for putting together such initiative to sensitise people on election and voting without asking for any support from the party.

    “Some PDP support group have come to us saying that they want money in order to support us but this foundation and support group have never asked us, “Because according to her, she believe that this is part of doing the right thing for the right results.

    ” He said.

    Hyat also noted that the messages passed today from the summit are very crucial for the growth of Nigeria seeing the situation on ground.

    He also reiterated that as party chairman they’ve been discussing among themselves on what to do in every State so that they will get it right as the theme suggest.

    “Politics is localised, so every State is planning programs that is suitable for them because what is done in Sokoto may not work in Lagos or Rivers, “So we have to localize it and take into consideration our cultural backgrounds.

    ” Hyat said.

    In his address, the chairman of the occasion Gov. DouyeDiri of Bayelsa said:” the right thing is for Nigerians to do what is right in order to achieve our desire for a better Nigeria of our dreams”.

    Also in a lecture delivered at the occasion by Prof. Hauwa E.

    Yusuf of Kaduna State University entitled: The Role of the Civil Society Groups in Governance, she observes that the Nigeria weak political landscape characterized by many anomalies constitutes serious impediment to doing things right in the country.

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  •  Group hails military over recent operational successes
    Group hails military over recent operational successes
     Group hails military over recent operational successes
    Group hails military over recent operational successes
    Defence/Security1 day ago

    Group hails military over recent operational successes

    Group hails military over recent operational suRenaissance Initiative, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has commended Armed Forces of Nigeria for the recent and decisive onslaught against terrorists, bandits and economic vandals across the country.

    The group in a statement by its General Secretary, Abdullahi Gombe, on Sunday described the onslaught as timely, proactive and prayers answered.

    Gombe said it was an assurance that normalcy would soon return to all parts of the country.

    He attributed the ongoing successful military operations to the enhanced synergy being promoted by the Defence Headquarters, adding that Nigerians were united behind the military in the fight against those bent on instilling fear in the populace.

    According to him, the evil plot is to instill fear in Nigerians and make us take abnormality as a way of life.

    “Indeed, the Armed Forces of Nigeria has continued to let the enemies of the country know that their evil desire for the country is unacceptable.

    “On Sunday we heard that Nigerian Air-force aircraft struck at their gathering at Kurebe in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State and eliminated several terrorists during an important meeting hosted by Aminu Duniya, a Boko Haram terrorist commander.

    “In same week, Nigerian Air Force (NAF) killed a terrorist kingpin, Alhaji Shanono, and 17 of his foot soldiers in Kaduna State.

    “Similarly, eight suspected terrorists including their gang leader, Abdulkarim Faca-faca, were killed in a raid by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State on Saturday.

    “We are also relieved that the bombers of Owo Catholic Church have been captured,” he said.

    He said the renewed vigor against economic saboteurs under the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor and the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Adm. Awwal Gambo, had been yielding fruits.

    He hailed the recent court martial of 13 officers and ratings by the authorities of the Nigerian Navy at the Western Naval Command in Lagos for offences ranging from conniving with crude oil thieves and pipeline vandalism and other Maritime infractions.

    According to him, it is important to know that naval forces fighting to rid the nation’s maritime domain of criminality have successfully foiled oil theft, illegal oil bunkering, and pipeline vandalisation and stealing of crude oil.

    He said that products worth more than N25 million since April.

    “In the Northeast, Theatre Commander, Joint Task Force Operation Hadin kai”, Maj.-Gen. Christopher Musa, confirmed that the kinetic and non-kinetic adopted by the Nigerian military made 14,609 active out of the 70,593 insurgents to surrender to troops.

    “Indeed, it is reassuring that our armed forces are making this huge sacrifice for the peace of the country.

    “We, the Renaissance Initiative urge Nigerians to support them,” he added.


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  •  My passion zeal to improve Nigerians livelihood unstoppable Buhari
    My passion, zeal to improve Nigerians’ livelihood unstoppable – Buhari
     My passion zeal to improve Nigerians livelihood unstoppable Buhari
    My passion, zeal to improve Nigerians’ livelihood unstoppable – Buhari
    General news2 days ago

    My passion, zeal to improve Nigerians’ livelihood unstoppable – Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari in the course of the week reiterated the determination of his administration to uplift the quality of life of the citizens in spite of the harsh socio-economic realities.

    He said that the passion and zeal for improving the livelihood of Nigerians had not dwindled, calling for more steadfastness as Nigerians.

    The president gave the assurance when he received former State Chairmen of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) at the State House, Abuja, on Tuesday.

    He, however, urged political leaders to stay focused and uphold the ultimate objective of promoting interest of the country.

    The president said the self-centeredness that led to the loss of about a million lives between 1967-1970 must not be allowed to repeat itself.

    The president, who is also the Minister of Petroleum Resources, had also consented to the acquisition of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited by Seplat Energy Offshore Ltd., a Nigerian outfit.

    ExxonMobil, the parent company had earlier entered into a landmark Sale and Purchase Agreement with Seplat Energy to acquire the entire share capital of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited from Exxon Mobil Corporation of the U.

    S.A.The agreement would also enable Seplat Energy to acquire share capital from Mobil Development Nigeria Inc., and Mobil Exploration Nigeria Inc., both registered in Delaware, USA.

    Mr Femi Adesina, the president’s spokesman stated on Monday in Abuja that the president’s consent was in consonance with Nigeria’s drive for increased indigenous participation in the energy sector.

    Also on Monday, the president congratulated the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Sports Federations and Associations on the performance of Team Nigeria at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

    Team Nigeria posted an impressive outing at the competition, finishing seventh on the medals table with 12 gold, 9 silver and 14 bronze.

    On the same day,  Buhari forwarded the name of Muhammad Sabo Lamido to the Senate for confirmation as Executive Commissioner, Finance and Accounts, for the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission.

    Buhari, in a letter addressed to President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, said Lamido was being nominated due to the death of Hassan Gambo, who occupied the position until his demise.

    The president also received the new Executive Members of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday.

    At the meeting with the NMA officials, Buhari disclosed that the Federal Government had disbursed N100 billion to indigenous pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare investors as loans to expand their capital base.

    He said it was also meant to boost local production of medicines and medical consumables.

    Buhari stated that the loan was extended through the Central Bank of Nigeria’s support to the private pharmaceutical sector.

    The president also announced the appointment of former Permanent Secretary, Ecological Project Office (EPO), Dr Habiba Muda-Lawal, as Special Adviser to him on Policy and Coordination. 

    Buhari also hosted the Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Organization, Simon Lalong, in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

    Lalong, who is also the Governor of Plateau, said he was in the Presidential Villa to thank the president for approving the University of Jos as a national cancer centre.

    He also lauded Buahri for granting presidential pardon to the former Governor of the state, Joshua Dariye.

    According to him, the people of the State will remain grateful to the president for delivering a lot of democratic dividends to the State.

    Also on Wednesday, President Buhari joined members of staff and political appointees in the State House in congratulating the Permanent Secretary, Tijjani Umar, on his 59th birthday.

    The president congratulated Umar, his family, friends and professional colleagues on the auspicious occasion.

    Buhari appreciated Umar’s efforts, sacrifices and dedication to effective management of the State House. 

    Buhari unveiled the 2023 National Population and Housing Census Project Document, aimed at promoting robust and informed national conversation on procedures for the census.

    He unveiled the document at the National Stakeholders Summit on the 2023 census, organised by the National Population Commission (NPC), in collaboration with the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Nigeria in Abuja on Thursday.

    Buhari also hosted representatives of victims of Kaduna train abduction in Abuja, on Thursday.

    According to the president, the Federal Government was doing everything within its powers to ensure the safe return of the remaining abducted passengers of the ill-fated Abuja-Kaduna train.

    He said, ”since the terrible and cowardly attack by the criminal elements on  March 28, the nation had joined them to endure a period of difficulty and emotional pains.

    ” Buhari also explained his reason for discarding the use of lethal military force in extracting the remaining abductees.

    The president, therefore, condoled with the families of the victims and those who lost their loved ones.

    Buhari also on Thursday received the new President of the ECOWAS Commission, Dr Omar Touray and his Management Team, telling them the kind of sub-regional body West African leaders desire and must have.

    Buhari, also on Friday in Abuja, received the Management of BUA Group at the State House led by the Chairman, Abdul Samad Rabiu.

    He also inaugurated the National Crisis Management Doctrine (NCMD), to bridge the gap created by extensive deployment of security services through fostering collaboration among Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

    The NCMD, which was developed by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), in coordination with relevant MDAs, would ensure greater successes in tackling national crisis.

    The president concluded the week with a closed-door meeting with Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo in the presidential villa, Abuja, on Friday.

    Uzodinma, who spoke to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting thanked the president for graciously granting his request that the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Owerri be converted to Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) Teaching Hospital.

    He also disclosed that he sought president’s approval for the Alvan Ikoku College of Education to become Federal University of Education, Owerri The governor spoke extensively on the forthcoming 2023 General Elections.

    HE urged the media to pay more attention to issues like the depletion of the country’s crude oil output and the unsettling security situation in the country.


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  •  NASFAT supports indigent persons with N3 7m empowerment items in Kaduna
    NASFAT supports indigent persons with N3.7m empowerment items in Kaduna
     NASFAT supports indigent persons with N3 7m empowerment items in Kaduna
    NASFAT supports indigent persons with N3.7m empowerment items in Kaduna
    General news2 days ago

    NASFAT supports indigent persons with N3.7m empowerment items in Kaduna

    The Nasrul-lahi-li Fathi Society of Nigeria (NASFAT), Kaduna branch, has distributed empowerment items worth N3.7 million to 36 beneficiaries as part of it annual Zakat distribution to the less privileged.

    In his remarks, the Zakat committee Chairman, Abdulrazak Dhulqarnian said while distributing the items on Sunday that the gesture would ease the suffering of the beneficiaries.

    He said that the payment of Zakkat is compulsory on all Muslims who possess the means to do so.

    The chairman added that part of the benefits attached to giving Zakkat included the purification of wealth as stated by Allah in the Qur’an.

    “While it keeps one away from sin, it also saves the giver from moral ill of excessive love and greed of wealth,” Dhulqarnian added.

    According to him, in the last five years, more than 200 people had benefited from such gesture, with about N20 million received and disbursed by the committee.

    He said selection of the beneficiaries was based on need, and the gesture had been extended to even non members of NASFAT.

    Dhulqarnian added that the ultimate goal of Zakat is to ensure that these who benefit will not only stand on their own, but also be able to give out to the needy in the future.

    The chairman disclosed that the branch had set up a Widows and Orphans Endowment Fund and called on all members to donate to the fund, in order to sustain support for orphans and widows.

    He admonished the beneficiaries to make good use of the items given to them to improve their lives, so as to be part of those who will give out Zakkat soon.

    Hajiya Hafsat Baba, Kaduna State Commissioner for Human Services, commended the organisation for its support to the less privileged in the society, especially women and children.

    “When you empower the woman, you are empowering the entire family, this is a good gesture,” she added.

    According to her, only the collective efforts of government, individuals and organisations will reduce the level of poverty in the society.

    Dr Lukman Salati, who presented a lecture on the benefits of Zakat, said it helps to care for the poor, widows, orphans, disabled, the needy and destitute.

    Some of the beneficiaries, Mrs Wasilatu Salawudeen and Aisha Abdulrazak, appreciated NASFAT for empowering them to improve their standard of living.

    Items given out included sewing machines, freezers, foodstuffs, fertiliser, chemicals and washing machines, among others.


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  •  NDLEA intercepts 1 1m Tramadol tabs in Kaduna others in Lagos Kano
    NDLEA intercepts 1.1m Tramadol tabs in Kaduna, others in Lagos, Kano
     NDLEA intercepts 1 1m Tramadol tabs in Kaduna others in Lagos Kano
    NDLEA intercepts 1.1m Tramadol tabs in Kaduna, others in Lagos, Kano
    Defence/Security2 days ago

    NDLEA intercepts 1.1m Tramadol tabs in Kaduna, others in Lagos, Kano

    The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it had intercepted 1.1 million tablets of Tramadol (225mg and 100mg) in Kaduna state.

    The Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi, said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

    Babafemi, who said that three suspects were arrested in connection with the drugs seized in Zaria, added that the drugs weighed 38.3kg.

    He named the suspects as Saifullahi Sani, Salisu Nafi’u and Abdulrazaq Mamman, Meanwhile, anti-narcotic officers at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu have arrested a 50-year old man, Mgbeobuna Eberechukwu, for ingesting 77 pellets of cocaine.

    Babafemi said that the suspect was arrested on Aug. 6, following his arrival from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia onboard an Ethiopian airline flight.

    He said that the suspect, who hailed from Idemili South LGA, Anambra, passed out the 77 wraps of the illicit drug in eight excretions spanning four days.

    In another development, an alleged female drug dealer, Saratu Abdullahi, 28, from Kano State, was nabbed at Hotoro with 541 blocks of cannabis weighing 245kg.

    Also, in Lagos, NDLEA operatives recovered a total of 1,773.25kg of cannabis sativa at Ebutte-Meta and Akala in Mushin areas in separate raids between Aug. 9 and 10. “At the Tincan seaport in Lagos, 86 parcels of cannabis indica (Colorado) weighing 43kg were recovered from a 40ft container during a joint examination with Customs and other security agencies.

    “The illegal consignment seized on Friday, came from Toronto via Montreal, Canada and concealed in two drums inside a Mercedes Benz SUV in the container.

    “In Abia, two suspects: Nnanna Ijo, 58, and Orji Uguru, 29, were arrested on Friday with various quantities of cannabis, heroin and cocaine at Nde-Agbai, Abiriba.

    “This was a week after one Nnanna was released from detention over a similar offence committed in June 2022, ” he said.

    Babafemi reported the Chairman, NDLEA, retired Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa as commending the officers and men of AIIA, Tincan, Kaduna, Kano, Lagos and Abia Commands of the agency for the seizures and arrests.

    Marwa urged them and their compatriots across the country to always remain steps ahead of the drug cartels.

    .


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  •  Agency to train 100 Kebbi youths on modern farming techniques
    Agency to train 100 Kebbi youths on modern farming techniques
     Agency to train 100 Kebbi youths on modern farming techniques
    Agency to train 100 Kebbi youths on modern farming techniques
    General news3 days ago

    Agency to train 100 Kebbi youths on modern farming techniques

    The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) says it will train 100 Kebbi youths on modern farming techniques through improved farming implements in the state.

    Dr Muhammad Muhammad, the Director of Procurement of the agency in the state, announced this during a courtesy visit  to an NGO, the Khadimiyya for Justice and Development Initiative, in Birnin Kebbi on Saturday.

    He said, ”We are going to organise a five- day training for 100 youths, who have been drawn from the 21 local government areas on modern farming methods, using improved farming implements.

    ”The agency has concluded all the arrangements for establishment of the training institute in the state.

    ”He thanked the founder of Khadimiyya, the Attorney- General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, for establishing the NGO to assist his community.

    Muhammad also described Malami as a ” philanthropist whose heart was always after helping the needy”, and urged other wealthy individuals to emulate him in that direction.

    He commended Khadimiyya for donating 20 hectares of land in Bagudu for the construction of a skills acquisition centre in Bagudu Local Government Area of the state.

    ”The centre is a relief to the community and people of the state.

    It will be used to engage and empower the teaming youths in the local government, state and Nigeria at large,” he said.

    Muhammad also commended the NGO for being good partners and in applying due diligence in the nomination of prospective trainees across the state.

    The Head of NGO’s Secretariat and National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar-Jombali, thanked the agency for his renewed commitments to advancing modern mechanised farming in the state.

    He commended the Khadimiyya’s commitment, full support and cooperation to the agency for it to deliver on its mandate.

    ”The partnership between the NGO and Agency will bring the desired goals of advancing agriculture drive in the state.

    ”The Khadimiyya is an NGO founded by Malami, with  sole aim of alleviating poverty and access to Justice for indigent citizens.

    ”It has, so far, constructed over 300 boreholes across state, facilitated employment opportunities for over 700 unemployed youths, shared relief funds to cushion the effects of COVID-19 and distributed over 5,000 JAMB forms to less -privelleged students.

    “It has also donated vehicles for Kebbi Contributory Health Care Management Agency (KECHEMA),  Abdulahi Fodio Islamic Center, Kebbi Cultural troops, and other organisations as well as donated cash grant to widows and orphans in all the 225 political wards of the state,” he said.

    Abubakar- Jombali added the NGO’s philanthropic activities went beyond the state through its presentation of cash donation of N5 million to the victims of fire disasters in Katsina and Gusau Central markets, Katsina and Zamfara States, respectively.

    ”We donated medical equipment to Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) Zaria, Kaduna State and Federal Medical Centre Jalingo, Taraba State, among others,” he said.

    .


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  •  IYD Association tasks youths on helping to overcome Nigeria s challenges
    IYD: Association tasks youths on helping to overcome Nigeria’s challenges
     IYD Association tasks youths on helping to overcome Nigeria s challenges
    IYD: Association tasks youths on helping to overcome Nigeria’s challenges
    General news3 days ago

    IYD: Association tasks youths on helping to overcome Nigeria’s challenges

    The youths wing, Moro’a Development Association (MDA), has tasked youths on devising strategies towards overcoming Nigeria multiple challenges.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that MDA is an association of the Asholio people, in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

    In a statement issued to newsmen on Saturday in Kaduna,  its National Youth Leader, Mr El Bonet Jerry urged  youths to unite to find  solutions for the prosperity and progress of Nigeria.

    He called on youths to eschew blame game, saying, ”it is time to seek solutions to Nigeria current challenges.

    “It is time to wake up to our responsibilities as global citizens by joining the global efforts towards curbing these undesirable challenges in all spheres of life as global citizens.

    “Now is the time to seek capacity development in our areas of comparative advantage.

    ”These include education, Information and Communication Technology and agriculture, among others, to enable us compete with other nationals in the global stage.

    “It is very obvious that governments of most developing nations are in dire need of creative ideas that will help them navigate out of their diverse challenges, which Nigeria is not an exception.

    “It is therefore necessary that youths seek ways of collaborating with government towards providing solutions to the overwhelming national challenges against the constant blame game,” he said.

    Jerry said the current challenges called for deliberate thinking outside the box of ”our limitations by iinitiating effective networking and linkages with counterparts in other prosperous nations with the aim of knowledge sharing.

    ” He gave example with countries like Germany, China, among others, describing them as global entrepreneurship hubs and industrial nations.

    Jerry called on youths to learn how they would be able to break out to join the league of developed nations.

    He said youths must realise that they were change agents which entailed living positive lives free of prejudice.

    Jerry said urged,” youths must resist the urge of the make it quick or sharp-sharp syndrome that were luring many of them into various vices and crimes like internet fraud.

    ” He said Nigeria’s challenges demanded the need youths to build confidence in the society by developing their capacity and humbling themselves to serve their ways to enviable heights in all ramifications.

    “This is the right moment our youths need to engage and lead awareness and sensitisation campaigns on socioeconomic and political issues.

    ”This is by shunning all forms of corrupt practices, embezzlement and become reliable whistle blowers campaign for good governance at all levels of leadership,” he said.

    He called for the inclusion of youths specifically those in rural areas in the implementation of youth- related projects and programmes.

    Jerry said, ”there is no alternative to creating an enabling environment that facilitates self-employment to save destinies of teeming unemployed youths.

    ”Government alone cannot meet the job needs of youths populations,” he added.


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  •  2023 NYCN tasks youths on violence free polls
    2023: NYCN tasks youths on violence-free polls
     2023 NYCN tasks youths on violence free polls
    2023: NYCN tasks youths on violence-free polls
    General news3 days ago

    2023: NYCN tasks youths on violence-free polls

     The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has tasked youths in the country on the need to shun violence before, during and after the forthcoming 2023 general elections.

    Mr Nathaniel Bagudu, Kaduna State Chairman of the council, made the call on Friday in Zonkwa, headquarters of Zango Kataf Local Government Area. Bagudu was speaking at the presentation of awards to distinguished personalities organised by the Zango Kataf branch of NYCN as part of the activities marking the 2022 International Youth Day (IYD).

    Represented by Mr Emmanuel Saiza, Zango Kataf NYCN Coordinator, he said the youths were the nation’s greatest assets, hence the need for them to be involved in the political process in a positive way.

    According to him, the council will continue to initiate programmes aimed at reducing violent tendencies among young people in the build up to the polls.

    He enjoined youths to develop skills and competencies to enable them to contribute their quota to the growth and development of the nation.

    “We must not allow ourselves to be used as tools of violence in the hands of any politician.

    “As we approach 2023, we are trying to look at programmes that are targeted at reducing violent tendencies among young people.

    “We are imploring all youths to engage in non-violent election campaigns,” he added Speaking on the theme of the 2022 IYD, “Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating A World For All Ages”,  Mr Emmanuel Laah, the guest speaker, said that the multi-faceted challenges facing mankind required solutions that involved all generations.

    “Intergenerational solidarity entails collaboration and partnership of different generation towards achievement of a common goal.

    “It recognises that challenges facing society required solution that involve all generations working together to spot opportunities and creatively find new path for the benefit of all.

    “Intergenerational solidarity is typically centred on sharing knowledge, cultural norms, tradition as well as reciprocal care, support and exchange of resources,” he stressed.

    La’ah stated that intergenerational gaps had significantly contributed to the difficulties being experienced by successive administrations in finding solutions to the myriad of challenges facing the country.

    He called on the government to employ a more age-integrated approach in formulating policies and programmes.

    In his remarks, Mr Francis Sani, Council Chairman of Zango Kataf LGA, said the innovative and industrious nature of the youths makes them well placed to transform society.

    Sani restated the resolve of the council to creating the enabling environment for the youths in the area to realise their full potential.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that a youth policy roundtable, as well as a football competition were also held to mark the day.


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  •  Transportation minister lauds Buhari on infrastructural development
    Transportation minister lauds Buhari on infrastructural development
     Transportation minister lauds Buhari on infrastructural development
    Transportation minister lauds Buhari on infrastructural development
    General news3 days ago

    Transportation minister lauds Buhari on infrastructural development

    The Minister of Transportation, Mr Mu’azu Sambo, says  no government has invested more in infrastructural development than that of President Muhammadu Buhari’s.

    A statement from Mr Eric Osegwe, spokesperson of the ministry said on Saturday in Abuja that Sambo spoke when he inspected facilities in Lagos.

    They included Tin-Can, Apapa ports and the Mobolaji Johnson train station, Ebutte-Meta, among others.

    He, however, acknowledged that in spite of the tremendous achievements by the Buhari  administration, there was still a lot to be done.

    The minister also promised to liaise with the his Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, to see how the Tin-Can and Apapa access roads could be fixed.

    “I have seen all the subsequent governments in this country.

    There was no administration in this country that had invested in infrastructure like the Buhari’s government.

    “Unfortunately, the things we have to do are not only those for the Ministry of Transportation.

    ” You saw when we got down at Ijora, the beginning of Ijora Causeway, we had to look at how bad the road is.

    ” So, we’re going to talk to our brothers and sisters at the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, synergize with them and ensure that the road is more motorable once again,” Sambo said.

    In relation to the kidnapped victims of the ill-fated March 28, Abuja-Kaduna bound train; the minister said that the government was working assiduously to secure their release.

    He further reiterated that in spite of the huge economic loss, it would be insensitive to run the trains while the victims were still in captivity.

    He lauded an indigenous company, Sifax Group, for creating employment for the youths and for helping to decongest the ports. 

    Sambo promised to do all he could to support the maritime industry, saying, “if we get the maritime industry right, we will not depend on oil.

    ”Other areas visited were the NPA facility with special interest on its ultra modern simulation centre and the Ebutte-Metta train station.


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