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  •  Nasarawa United Football Club of Lafia on Saturday announced the signing on of six new players ahead of the 20222023 Nigeria Professional Football League NPFL season Eche Amos the club s Media Officer disclosed in a statement that the new signings included two goalkeepers and one of their former players He listed the new signings to include Sulaiman Jamilu an attacker from Niger Tornadoes FC of Minna and right full back Victor Dennis from Plateau United FC Others are central defender Benjamin Fredrick from ABS FC of Ilorin goalkeepers Yinka David and Jerry Isaac from Niger Tornadoes FC of Minna and MFM FC of Lagos respectively Amos added that the sixth signing on was Anas Yusuf who returned to the Solid Miners squad following a spell with Wikki Tourists FC of Bauchi last season Nasarawa United will sign on a few more players in the coming days to further solidify the squad he said The club spokesman disclosed also that the team have lined up some top grade pre season games to blend the new acquisitions with existing players This is in order to keep the players in fine form ahead of the new season NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2022/2023 NPFL: Nasarawa United FC sign on 6 new players
     Nasarawa United Football Club of Lafia on Saturday announced the signing on of six new players ahead of the 20222023 Nigeria Professional Football League NPFL season Eche Amos the club s Media Officer disclosed in a statement that the new signings included two goalkeepers and one of their former players He listed the new signings to include Sulaiman Jamilu an attacker from Niger Tornadoes FC of Minna and right full back Victor Dennis from Plateau United FC Others are central defender Benjamin Fredrick from ABS FC of Ilorin goalkeepers Yinka David and Jerry Isaac from Niger Tornadoes FC of Minna and MFM FC of Lagos respectively Amos added that the sixth signing on was Anas Yusuf who returned to the Solid Miners squad following a spell with Wikki Tourists FC of Bauchi last season Nasarawa United will sign on a few more players in the coming days to further solidify the squad he said The club spokesman disclosed also that the team have lined up some top grade pre season games to blend the new acquisitions with existing players This is in order to keep the players in fine form ahead of the new season NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2022/2023 NPFL: Nasarawa United FC sign on 6 new players
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    2022/2023 NPFL: Nasarawa United FC sign on 6 new players

    Nasarawa United Football Club of Lafia on Saturday announced the signing on of six new players ahead of the 20222023 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.

    Eche Amos, the club’s Media Officer, disclosed in a statement that the new signings included two goalkeepers and one of their former players.

    He listed the new signings to include Sulaiman Jamilu, an attacker from Niger Tornadoes FC of Minna, and right full-back Victor Dennis from Plateau United FC.

    Others are central defender Benjamin Fredrick, from ABS FC of Ilorin, goalkeepers Yinka David and Jerry Isaac from Niger Tornadoes FC of Minna and MFM FC of Lagos respectively.

    Amos added that the sixth signing-on was Anas Yusuf who returned to the Solid Miners’ squad following a spell with Wikki Tourists FC of Bauchi  last season.

    “Nasarawa United will sign on a few more players in the coming days to further solidify the squad,” he said.

    The club spokesman disclosed also that the team have lined up some top-grade pre-season games to blend the new acquisitions with existing players.

    “This is in order to keep the players in fine form ahead of the new season.

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  •  The Police Command in Nasarawa State has tasked political parties and their supporters to ensure peaceful electioneering campaigns in line with extant laws Commissioner of Police in the state Mr Adesina Soyemi gave the charge during a meeting with state chairmen secretaries of political parties and other stakeholders on Saturday in Lafia He said the meeting was in compliance with the directive of the Inspector General of Police Alkali Baba for all commissioners of Police to liaise with resident electoral commissioners and leadership of political parties to ensure successful conduct of the general elections According to Soyemi the meeting is for them to come up with a campaign roadmap that will address possible conflicts with date time and venue He assured that the police would provide security for all persons and property involved in the entire electoral process without bias I want to emphatically assure you that ahead of the electioneering process and the 2023 general elections all police officers and men serving in the command have been charged to be neutral alert and display high degree of professionalism and fairness in their dealings with political parties he said The commissioner therefore advised the parties and actors to conduct their campaigns within extant legal framework and avoid actions that could breach the peace in the state He warned that the police would not hesitate to decisively deal with those bent on perpetrating violence in accordance with the law All political parties are expected to apply for permission to hold rallies 72 hours before such rallies are held Safety and security of all attendees will be put into consideration before granting approval On no account will two political parties be allowed to carry out their campaigns within the same vicinity simultaneously which is likely to cause violence and breach of public peace In view of this it is expected that all political parties should summit their campaign itineraries for consideration Soyemi said He also said that all non state actors such as hunters and vigilantes were banned from providing security coverage at designated venues of campaign rallies The CP also said that chairmen of all the registered political parties were expected to sign an undertaking on behalf of their party to be law abiding throughout the electioneering period Also Alhaji Uthman Ajidagba Nasarawa State Resident Electoral Commissioner assured of the commission s committment to deliver credible elections in 2023 Ajidagba represented by Usman Wase the Administrative Secretary said the commission would provide a level playing field for all political parties and called for their maximum cooperation towards ensuring hitch free electoral process in the state In their separate remarks Mr Clement Ogah Chairman Zenith Labour Party Mr Alex Emmanuel Chairman Labour Party Hassan Abubakar Organising Secretary All Progressives Congress and Alhaji Adamu Bako Ningah Secretary Peoples Democratic Party commended the police for the initiative They all pledged to play by the rules while calling on INEC and security agencies to leave up to their responsibilities before during and after the election NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Police task political parties on peaceful campaigns in Nasarawa
     The Police Command in Nasarawa State has tasked political parties and their supporters to ensure peaceful electioneering campaigns in line with extant laws Commissioner of Police in the state Mr Adesina Soyemi gave the charge during a meeting with state chairmen secretaries of political parties and other stakeholders on Saturday in Lafia He said the meeting was in compliance with the directive of the Inspector General of Police Alkali Baba for all commissioners of Police to liaise with resident electoral commissioners and leadership of political parties to ensure successful conduct of the general elections According to Soyemi the meeting is for them to come up with a campaign roadmap that will address possible conflicts with date time and venue He assured that the police would provide security for all persons and property involved in the entire electoral process without bias I want to emphatically assure you that ahead of the electioneering process and the 2023 general elections all police officers and men serving in the command have been charged to be neutral alert and display high degree of professionalism and fairness in their dealings with political parties he said The commissioner therefore advised the parties and actors to conduct their campaigns within extant legal framework and avoid actions that could breach the peace in the state He warned that the police would not hesitate to decisively deal with those bent on perpetrating violence in accordance with the law All political parties are expected to apply for permission to hold rallies 72 hours before such rallies are held Safety and security of all attendees will be put into consideration before granting approval On no account will two political parties be allowed to carry out their campaigns within the same vicinity simultaneously which is likely to cause violence and breach of public peace In view of this it is expected that all political parties should summit their campaign itineraries for consideration Soyemi said He also said that all non state actors such as hunters and vigilantes were banned from providing security coverage at designated venues of campaign rallies The CP also said that chairmen of all the registered political parties were expected to sign an undertaking on behalf of their party to be law abiding throughout the electioneering period Also Alhaji Uthman Ajidagba Nasarawa State Resident Electoral Commissioner assured of the commission s committment to deliver credible elections in 2023 Ajidagba represented by Usman Wase the Administrative Secretary said the commission would provide a level playing field for all political parties and called for their maximum cooperation towards ensuring hitch free electoral process in the state In their separate remarks Mr Clement Ogah Chairman Zenith Labour Party Mr Alex Emmanuel Chairman Labour Party Hassan Abubakar Organising Secretary All Progressives Congress and Alhaji Adamu Bako Ningah Secretary Peoples Democratic Party commended the police for the initiative They all pledged to play by the rules while calling on INEC and security agencies to leave up to their responsibilities before during and after the election NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Police task political parties on peaceful campaigns in Nasarawa
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    2023: Police task political parties on peaceful campaigns in Nasarawa

    The Police Command in Nasarawa State has tasked political parties and their supporters to ensure peaceful electioneering campaigns in line with extant laws.

    Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Adesina Soyemi, gave the charge during  a meeting with state chairmen, secretaries of political parties and other stakeholders on Saturday in Lafia.

    He said the meeting was in compliance with the directive of the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba, for all commissioners of Police to liaise with resident electoral  commissioners and leadership of political parties to ensure successful conduct of the general elections.

    According to Soyemi, the meeting is for them to come up with a campaign roadmap that will address possible conflicts with date, time and venue.

    He assured that the police would provide security for all persons and property involved in the entire electoral process without bias.

    “I want to emphatically assure you that ahead of the electioneering process and the 2023 general elections, all police officers and men serving in the command have been charged to be neutral, alert and display high degree of professionalism and fairness in their dealings with political parties,” he said.

    The commissioner, therefore, advised the parties and actors to conduct their campaigns within extant legal framework and avoid actions that could breach the peace in the state.

    He warned that the police would not hesitate to decisively deal with those bent on perpetrating violence, in accordance with the law.

    “All political parties are expected to apply for permission to hold rallies 72 hours before such rallies are held.

    Safety and security of all attendees will be put into consideration before granting approval.

    “On no account will two political parties be allowed to carry out their campaigns within the same vicinity simultaneously, which is likely to cause violence and breach of public peace.

    “In view of this, it is expected that all political parties should summit their campaign itineraries for consideration,” Soyemi said.

    He also said that all non state actors such as hunters and vigilantes were banned from providing security coverage at designated venues of campaign rallies.

    The CP also said that chairmen of all the registered political parties were expected to sign an undertaking on behalf of their party to be law abiding throughout the electioneering period.

    Also, Alhaji Uthman Ajidagba, Nasarawa State Resident Electoral Commissioner, assured of the commission’s committment to deliver credible elections in 2023.Ajidagba, represented by Usman Wase, the Administrative Secretary, said the commission would provide a level playing field for all political parties and called for their maximum cooperation towards ensuring hitch-free electoral process in the state.

    In their separate remarks, Mr Clement Ogah, Chairman Zenith Labour Party; Mr Alex Emmanuel, Chairman Labour Party;  Hassan Abubakar, Organising Secretary, All Progressives Congress and Alhaji Adamu Bako-Ningah, Secretary, Peoples Democratic Party, commended the police for the initiative.

    They all pledged to play by the rules while calling on INEC and security agencies to leave up to their responsibilities before, during and after the election.


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  •  NAN The Catholic Bishop of Lafia Diocese Most Rev David Agang has ordained two priests with a charge on them to be prayerfull to succeed in their chosen vocations Ajang gave the charge on Friday during the ordination of two priests of the diocese at St William s Cathedral Lafia The bishop urged priests to prepare adequately for the task ahead of them and work hard at developing their relationship with God Model your live after Jesus to be able to win souls for Christ The call to priesthood was divine hence the need for you to dedicate your time to the service of God and avoid anything capable of destroying your reputation and that of the Catholic Church he said He called on the congregation to support them with prayers to enable them to succeed in their vocation Every high priest is a man chosen to represent other men in their dealings with God He is not an angel He therefore has emotions fears and can make mistakes Often times priests are perceived by people in non human terms but the fact is that they also have weaknesses because they are ordinary human beings We must therefore encourage our priests because being ordained does not make them super humans When they make mistakes we should correct them appropriately he said The bishop also cautioned parents against making choices of vocation for their children saying that the call to serve in God s vinyard was divine and should not be influenced He appreciated parents guardians and family members of the newly ordained priests for their financial and moral supports and charged them to continue to pray for them On his part the Chancellor of the diocese Rev Fr Matthew Ofoku appreciated God and Bishop Ajang for performing the sacred ordination of the priests He thanked all the priests parents benefactors and those who contributed to the ordination of the priests and prayed God to bless them The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the two priests ordained are Rev Fr Joseph Ogbonna and Rev Fr Gabriel Egah NAN reports that immediately after the ordination the bishop posted Fr Joseph Ogbonna to St John Bosco College Doma Doma Local Government Area of the state as a teacher and Chaplain of the school Fr Gabriel Eggah was posted as an Assistant Priest at St Peter s Parish Keffi Keffi LGA of the state NAN NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Catholic Bishop ordains priests, urges for prayers
     NAN The Catholic Bishop of Lafia Diocese Most Rev David Agang has ordained two priests with a charge on them to be prayerfull to succeed in their chosen vocations Ajang gave the charge on Friday during the ordination of two priests of the diocese at St William s Cathedral Lafia The bishop urged priests to prepare adequately for the task ahead of them and work hard at developing their relationship with God Model your live after Jesus to be able to win souls for Christ The call to priesthood was divine hence the need for you to dedicate your time to the service of God and avoid anything capable of destroying your reputation and that of the Catholic Church he said He called on the congregation to support them with prayers to enable them to succeed in their vocation Every high priest is a man chosen to represent other men in their dealings with God He is not an angel He therefore has emotions fears and can make mistakes Often times priests are perceived by people in non human terms but the fact is that they also have weaknesses because they are ordinary human beings We must therefore encourage our priests because being ordained does not make them super humans When they make mistakes we should correct them appropriately he said The bishop also cautioned parents against making choices of vocation for their children saying that the call to serve in God s vinyard was divine and should not be influenced He appreciated parents guardians and family members of the newly ordained priests for their financial and moral supports and charged them to continue to pray for them On his part the Chancellor of the diocese Rev Fr Matthew Ofoku appreciated God and Bishop Ajang for performing the sacred ordination of the priests He thanked all the priests parents benefactors and those who contributed to the ordination of the priests and prayed God to bless them The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the two priests ordained are Rev Fr Joseph Ogbonna and Rev Fr Gabriel Egah NAN reports that immediately after the ordination the bishop posted Fr Joseph Ogbonna to St John Bosco College Doma Doma Local Government Area of the state as a teacher and Chaplain of the school Fr Gabriel Eggah was posted as an Assistant Priest at St Peter s Parish Keffi Keffi LGA of the state NAN NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Catholic Bishop ordains priests, urges for prayers
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    Catholic Bishop ordains priests, urges for prayers

    NAN) The  Catholic Bishop of Lafia Diocese,  Most Rev. David Agang,  has ordained two priests with a charge on them  to be prayerfull to succeed in their chosen vocations.

    Ajang gave the charge on Friday during the ordination of two priests of the diocese at St William’s Cathedral, Lafia.

    The bishop urged priests to prepare adequately for the task ahead of them and work hard at developing their relationship with God.“Model your live after Jesus to be able to win souls for Christ.

    “The call to priesthood was divine, hence the need for you to dedicate your time to the service of God and avoid anything capable of destroying your reputation and that of the Catholic  Church,” he saidHe called  on the congregation to support  them with prayers  to enable them to succeed in their vocation.

    ” Every high priest is a man chosen to represent other men in their dealings with God. He is not an angel.

    ” He, therefore has emotions, fears and can make mistakes.

    Often times priests are  perceived by people in non human terms but the fact is that they also have weaknesses because they are ordinary human beings.

    ” We must therefore encourage our priests because being ordained does not make them super humans.

    “When they make mistakes, we should correct them appropriately, ” he said.

    The bishop also cautioned parents against making choices of vocation for their children, saying that the call to serve in God’s vinyard was divine and should not be influenced.

    He appreciated  parents, guardians and family  members of the newly ordained priests for their financial and moral supports and charged them to continue to pray for them.

    On his part, the Chancellor of the diocese, Rev. Fr Matthew  Ofoku, appreciated God and Bishop Ajang for performing the sacred ordination of the priests.

    He thanked all the priests, parents , benefactors  and those who contributed to the ordination of the priests and prayed God to bless them.

    The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) reports that the two priests ordained are Rev. Fr. Joseph Ogbonna and Rev.  Fr Gabriel Egah.NAN reports  that immediately after the ordination,  the bishop posted Fr Joseph  Ogbonna  to St John Bosco  College Doma, Doma Local Government Area of the state as a teacher and Chaplain of the school.

    Fr Gabriel Eggah was posted as an Assistant  Priest at  St Peter’s Parish Keffi, Keffi LGA of the state.

    ( NAN)
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  •  Nasarawa State Assemblyman Mohammed Omadefu has called for the re election Gov Abdullahi Sule in 2023 to consolidate on the gains of first term Omadefu member representing Keana Constituency at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly also drummed support for other APC candidates to succeed in the general elections He made the call on Thursday while playing host to a group Turaki Frontier for Engr AA 2023 in Lafia Omadefu who is also the Chairman House Committee on Information said that the governor has done well in almost all sectors of the economy This include education health agriculture infrastructure youths and women empowerment among others And these projects have direct bearing on the lives of our people and for us to continue to enjoy more dividends of democracy beyond 2023 let s all support His Excellency to succeed he said Omadefu appreciated the group for the visit and urged them to embark on intensive campaign to all nook and cranny to ensure the re election of Sule and his deputy Dr Emmanuel Akabe among other APC candidates He assured the group of his support to enable them succeed The lawmaker also urged his constituents to be law abiding respect constituted authorities and live peacefully with one another Earlier Mr Abdulrasheed Ismaila the Chairman of the group said they came together to seek all APC flagbeaers This group was formed to mobilise support for the re election of Engr A A Sule Dr Akabe and all APC candidates come 2023 he declared NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Lawmaker drums support for Gov. Sule
     Nasarawa State Assemblyman Mohammed Omadefu has called for the re election Gov Abdullahi Sule in 2023 to consolidate on the gains of first term Omadefu member representing Keana Constituency at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly also drummed support for other APC candidates to succeed in the general elections He made the call on Thursday while playing host to a group Turaki Frontier for Engr AA 2023 in Lafia Omadefu who is also the Chairman House Committee on Information said that the governor has done well in almost all sectors of the economy This include education health agriculture infrastructure youths and women empowerment among others And these projects have direct bearing on the lives of our people and for us to continue to enjoy more dividends of democracy beyond 2023 let s all support His Excellency to succeed he said Omadefu appreciated the group for the visit and urged them to embark on intensive campaign to all nook and cranny to ensure the re election of Sule and his deputy Dr Emmanuel Akabe among other APC candidates He assured the group of his support to enable them succeed The lawmaker also urged his constituents to be law abiding respect constituted authorities and live peacefully with one another Earlier Mr Abdulrasheed Ismaila the Chairman of the group said they came together to seek all APC flagbeaers This group was formed to mobilise support for the re election of Engr A A Sule Dr Akabe and all APC candidates come 2023 he declared NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Lawmaker drums support for Gov. Sule
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    2023: Lawmaker drums support for Gov. Sule

    Nasarawa State Assemblyman Mohammed Omadefu has called for the re-election Gov. Abdullahi Sule in 2023 to consolidate on the gains of first term.

    Omadefu, member representing Keana Constituency at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, also drummed support for other APC candidates to succeed in the general elections.

    He made the call on Thursday while playing host to a group, “Turaki Frontier for Engr. AA 2023”, in Lafia.

    Omadefu, who is also the Chairman, House Committee on Information, said that the governor has done well in almost all sectors of the economy.

    “This include education, health, agriculture, infrastructure, youths and women empowerment, among others.

    “And these projects have direct bearing on the lives of our people and for us to continue to enjoy more dividends of democracy beyond 2023, let’s all support His Excellency to succeed,” he said.

    Omadefu appreciated the group for the visit and urged them to embark on intensive campaign to all nook and cranny to ensure the re-election of Sule and his deputy, Dr Emmanuel Akabe, among other APC candidates.

    He assured the group of his support to enable them succeed.

    The lawmaker also urged his constituents to be law abiding, respect constituted authorities and live peacefully with one another.

    Earlier, Mr Abdulrasheed Ismaila, the Chairman of the group, said they came together to seek all APC flagbeaers.

    “This group was formed to mobilise support for the re-election of Engr. A A Sule, Dr Akabe and all APC candidates come 2023,” he declared.


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  •  NAN Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly Alh Ibrahim Abdullahi has harped on the need to keep historical records for the benefit of future generations The speaker stated this on Wednesday Lafia at unveiling and launching of the maiden 218 page compendium of the Assembly which chronicled its journey since inception in 1999 He said that the publication titled Nasarawa State House of Assembly Compendium 2022 The Journey So Far 1999 2022 was a historical record of immense legislative values This publication sets out to give a synopsis of the major activities events and people that left indelible impacts on the journey of the state Assembly since its inception in 1999 he said The speaker said that the idea of the compendium was borne out his obligation knowing that he owed it to posterity as a leader of the assembly He also said that the compendium was his modest contribution and attempt to tell the story of the institution as an organ of government This effort is to serve as reference materials and working document not only for the House but for the State and the Country as well So in a nutshell both the present and future generations as well as posterity will drink from the fountain of knowledge contained in this important compendium he added Abdullahi commended his Chief Press Secretary Jibrin Gwamna and his team that made the compendium a reality I will enjoin the team that will come after us to maintain the records and to keep updating it every tenure or at most the beginning of a new legislature He also appreciated and acknowledged the great efforts of the past speakers and members of the assembly Abdullahi called on the people of the state to continue to pray for and support the Gov Abdullahi Sule government to move the state forward He restated the assembly s continuous support to Gov Sule the State and Federal Government inorder to attain the lofty goals of the nation s founding fathers In his remarks Gov Sule commended the speaker and the assembly for coming up with the idea of the compendium Sule who was represented by his deputy Dr Emmanuel Akabe noted the importance of the compendium as a historical property and source of inspiration for future generation I want to congratulate the speaker principal officers and honourable members for putting these material together he said He also appreciated the assembly for giving his administration all the necessary support and cooperation to succeed and called for its sustenance The governor attributed his administration s achievements so far in the state to cordial working relationship and support from the assembly Also speaking Dr Musa Ahmed Mohammed former Speaker of the third and fourth Assembly lauded the incumbent Speaker for the compendium to serve as reference materials in the state He also appreciated both the executive and legislative arm for maintaining good and cordial working relationship in the interest of the people of the state Ahmed Mohammed called for the sustenance of the healthy working relationship between the executive and legislature in the state for more dividend of democracy to the people In their goodwill messages the Emir of Lafia Retired Justice Sidi Bage represented by the Odyong Nyankpa Mr Joel Aninge Chief Judge of the state Justice Aisha Bashir Aliyu Mr Abdulhamid Kwarra former Majority Leader of the House as well as the state APC Chairman Dr John Mamman all commended the speaker for the compendium NAN nanews NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nasarawa Assembly Speaker harps on historical records keeping for posterity  
     NAN Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly Alh Ibrahim Abdullahi has harped on the need to keep historical records for the benefit of future generations The speaker stated this on Wednesday Lafia at unveiling and launching of the maiden 218 page compendium of the Assembly which chronicled its journey since inception in 1999 He said that the publication titled Nasarawa State House of Assembly Compendium 2022 The Journey So Far 1999 2022 was a historical record of immense legislative values This publication sets out to give a synopsis of the major activities events and people that left indelible impacts on the journey of the state Assembly since its inception in 1999 he said The speaker said that the idea of the compendium was borne out his obligation knowing that he owed it to posterity as a leader of the assembly He also said that the compendium was his modest contribution and attempt to tell the story of the institution as an organ of government This effort is to serve as reference materials and working document not only for the House but for the State and the Country as well So in a nutshell both the present and future generations as well as posterity will drink from the fountain of knowledge contained in this important compendium he added Abdullahi commended his Chief Press Secretary Jibrin Gwamna and his team that made the compendium a reality I will enjoin the team that will come after us to maintain the records and to keep updating it every tenure or at most the beginning of a new legislature He also appreciated and acknowledged the great efforts of the past speakers and members of the assembly Abdullahi called on the people of the state to continue to pray for and support the Gov Abdullahi Sule government to move the state forward He restated the assembly s continuous support to Gov Sule the State and Federal Government inorder to attain the lofty goals of the nation s founding fathers In his remarks Gov Sule commended the speaker and the assembly for coming up with the idea of the compendium Sule who was represented by his deputy Dr Emmanuel Akabe noted the importance of the compendium as a historical property and source of inspiration for future generation I want to congratulate the speaker principal officers and honourable members for putting these material together he said He also appreciated the assembly for giving his administration all the necessary support and cooperation to succeed and called for its sustenance The governor attributed his administration s achievements so far in the state to cordial working relationship and support from the assembly Also speaking Dr Musa Ahmed Mohammed former Speaker of the third and fourth Assembly lauded the incumbent Speaker for the compendium to serve as reference materials in the state He also appreciated both the executive and legislative arm for maintaining good and cordial working relationship in the interest of the people of the state Ahmed Mohammed called for the sustenance of the healthy working relationship between the executive and legislature in the state for more dividend of democracy to the people In their goodwill messages the Emir of Lafia Retired Justice Sidi Bage represented by the Odyong Nyankpa Mr Joel Aninge Chief Judge of the state Justice Aisha Bashir Aliyu Mr Abdulhamid Kwarra former Majority Leader of the House as well as the state APC Chairman Dr John Mamman all commended the speaker for the compendium NAN nanews NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nasarawa Assembly Speaker harps on historical records keeping for posterity  
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    Nasarawa Assembly Speaker harps on historical records keeping for posterity  

    NAN) Speaker of the  Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Alh. Ibrahim Abdullahi, has harped on the need to keep historical records for the benefit of future generations.

    The speaker stated this on Wednesday Lafia at unveiling and launching of the maiden 218 page compendium of the Assembly, which chronicled its journey since inception in 1999.He said that the publication titled “Nasarawa State House of Assembly Compendium 2022: The Journey So Far, 1999-2022” was a historical record of immense legislative values.

    ” This publication sets out to give a synopsis of the major activities, events and people that left indelible impacts on the journey of the state Assembly since its inception in 1999,” he said.

    The speaker said that the idea of the compendium was borne out his obligation knowing that he owed it to posterity as a leader of the assembly.

    He also said that the compendium was his modest contribution and  attempt to tell the story of the institution as an organ of government.

    ” This effort is to serve as reference materials and working document not only for the House but for the State and the Country as well.

    “So, in a nutshell, both the present and future generations as well as posterity will drink from the fountain of knowledge contained in this important compendium,” he added.

    Abdullahi commended his Chief Press Secretary, Jibrin Gwamna, and his team that made the compendium a reality.

    “I will enjoin the team that will come after us to maintain the records and to keep updating it, every tenure, or at most, the beginning of a new legislature.

    He also appreciated and acknowledged the great efforts of the past speakers and members of the assembly.

    Abdullahi called on the people of the state to continue to pray for, and support the Gov. Abdullahi Sule government to move the state forward.

    He restated the assembly’s continuous support to Gov Sule, the  State and Federal Government inorder to attain the lofty goals of the nation’s  founding fathers.

    In his remarks, Gov. Sule commended the speaker and the assembly for coming up with the idea of the compendium.

    Sule, who was represented by his deputy, Dr Emmanuel Akabe, noted the importance of the compendium  as a historical property and source of inspiration for future generation.

    ” I want to congratulate the speaker, principal officers and honourable members for putting these material together, ” he said.

    He also appreciated the assembly for giving his administration all the necessary support and cooperation to succeed and called for its sustenance.

    The governor attributed his administration’s achievements so far in the state to cordial working relationship and support from the assembly.

    Also speaking, Dr Musa Ahmed- Mohammed, former Speaker of the third and fourth Assembly, lauded the incumbent Speaker for the compendium to serve as reference materials in the state.

    He also appreciated both the executive and legislative arm for maintaining good and cordial working relationship in the interest of the people of the state.

    Ahmed – Mohammed called for the sustenance of the healthy working relationship between the executive and legislature in the state for more dividend of democracy to the people.

    In their goodwill messages, the Emir of Lafia, Retired Justice Sidi Bage represented by the ‘Odyong Nyankpa’ Mr Joel Aninge,  Chief Judge of the state, Justice Aisha Bashir-Aliyu, Mr Abdulhamid Kwarra, former Majority Leader of the House, as well as the state APC Chairman Dr John Mamman, all commended the speaker for the compendium.

    ( NAN)nanews.


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  •  The Speaker Nasarawa State House of Assembly Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi has advised parents to ensure proper upbringing of their children in a Godly way This he said through western and religious knowledge to enable them be responsible people in the society The speaker made the call in Lafia during the naming ceremony of his new born baby girl Zainab named after his elder sister The News Agency of Nigeria reports that his third and younger wife Mrs Rukaiyat Abdullahi gave birth to a baby girl on Oct 4 The number three citizen of the state who was visibly happy said children are special gifts from God hence the need of his call in that direction I have married last year and God in his infinite mercy has blessed me this year with a new born baby girl I sincere thank God for his blessings as children are special gift from God I want to appreciate everybody who contributed in one way or other to ensure the success of this naming ceremony I also want to appreciate all those who came from far and near to attend this naming ceremony and I pray God to grant them safe journey to their various destinations I want to use this medium to call on parents to ensure proper upbringing of their children in a Godly way to make them responsible citizens and for the overall peace and progress of the family and the society he said The speaker prayed for God s protection blessings and good health for the new born and other children Abdullahi used the medium to call on the people of the state and Nigerians to continue to be law abiding respect constituted authorities live in peace and tolerate one another irrespective of their affiliations He also urged residents of the state to support government policies and programmes to succeed NAN also reports that dignitaries that attended the naming ceremony included the state Deputy Speaker Mr Nehemiah Dandaura lawmakers the SSG Muhammed Ubandoma local government chairmen politicians friends and well wishers NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nasarawa Speaker tasks parents on proper upbringing of children
     The Speaker Nasarawa State House of Assembly Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi has advised parents to ensure proper upbringing of their children in a Godly way This he said through western and religious knowledge to enable them be responsible people in the society The speaker made the call in Lafia during the naming ceremony of his new born baby girl Zainab named after his elder sister The News Agency of Nigeria reports that his third and younger wife Mrs Rukaiyat Abdullahi gave birth to a baby girl on Oct 4 The number three citizen of the state who was visibly happy said children are special gifts from God hence the need of his call in that direction I have married last year and God in his infinite mercy has blessed me this year with a new born baby girl I sincere thank God for his blessings as children are special gift from God I want to appreciate everybody who contributed in one way or other to ensure the success of this naming ceremony I also want to appreciate all those who came from far and near to attend this naming ceremony and I pray God to grant them safe journey to their various destinations I want to use this medium to call on parents to ensure proper upbringing of their children in a Godly way to make them responsible citizens and for the overall peace and progress of the family and the society he said The speaker prayed for God s protection blessings and good health for the new born and other children Abdullahi used the medium to call on the people of the state and Nigerians to continue to be law abiding respect constituted authorities live in peace and tolerate one another irrespective of their affiliations He also urged residents of the state to support government policies and programmes to succeed NAN also reports that dignitaries that attended the naming ceremony included the state Deputy Speaker Mr Nehemiah Dandaura lawmakers the SSG Muhammed Ubandoma local government chairmen politicians friends and well wishers NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nasarawa Speaker tasks parents on proper upbringing of children
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    Nasarawa Speaker tasks parents on proper upbringing of children

    The Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, has advised parents to ensure proper upbringing of their children in a Godly way.

    This, he said, through western and religious knowledge to enable them be responsible people in the society.

    The speaker made the call in Lafia during the naming ceremony of his new born baby girl, Zainab, named after his elder sister.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that his third and younger wife, Mrs Rukaiyat Abdullahi, gave birth to a baby girl on Oct. 4.The number three citizen of the state, who was visibly happy, said children are special gifts from God, hence the need of his call in that direction.

    “I have married last year and God in his infinite mercy has blessed me this year with a new born baby girl.

    “I sincere thank God for his blessings as children are special gift from God.” I want to appreciate everybody who contributed in one way or other to ensure the success of this naming ceremony.

    “I also want to appreciate all those who came from far and near to attend this naming ceremony and I pray God to grant them safe journey to their various destinations.

    “I want to use this medium to call on parents to ensure proper upbringing of their children in a Godly way to make them responsible citizens and for the overall peace and progress of the family and the society,” he said.

    The speaker prayed for God’s protection, blessings and good health for the new born and other children.

    Abdullahi used the medium to call on the people of the state and Nigerians to continue to be law abiding, respect constituted authorities, live in peace and tolerate one another irrespective of their affiliations.

    He also urged residents of the state to support government policies and programmes to succeed.

    NAN also reports that dignitaries that attended the naming ceremony included the state Deputy Speaker, Mr Nehemiah Dandaura; lawmakers; the SSG, Muhammed Ubandoma; local government chairmen; politicians; friends and well wishers.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  President Muhammadu Buhari has conferred National Honours on 450 Nigerians and non Nigerians assuring that he will hand over a Nigeria that is free from insecurity to the next generation of leaders The president who stated this while conferring the awards on the recipients in Abuja on Tuesday said the affected citizens had distinguished themselves in the service of the nation and humanity According to him citizens who contribute to national development deserve to be encouraged and appreciated Buhari reiterated the determination of his administration to continue to root out all forms of banditry criminality terrorism and insurgency in the country The National Honours are not merely decorative They remind us of an important part of our responsibility as citizens We must always endeavour to do our best for our country We will continue to root out all forms of banditry criminality terrorism and insurgency in the land As I stated earlier in my Independence address to the nation I will hand over a Nigeria that is free from insecurity to the next generation of leaders On the National awards the president commended the National Awards Committee headed by Justice Sidi Muhammad a retired Justice of the Supreme Court and the Emir of Lafia He lauded the committee for a great and patriotic duty in diligently going through over 5 000 submissions and coming up with these recommendations The president noted that the screening and selection of nominees for this year s award as always followed established broad criteria in accordance with the National Honours Act CAP N43 of the Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 They include but not limited to consistent and meaningful participation in community national development rendering unsolicited selfless and philanthropic services to humanity Outstanding sacrifice in the defence of a cause popularly adjudged to be positive relevant and beneficial to the nation and community Other criteria listed by the President for selecting the recipients are Distinct act of bravery in the protection defence of national interest public peace safety of life and property Remarkable achievement in any field of expertise where the person s activities in that field have made significant contributions to the attainment of national goals and objectives Immense contributions towards the uplift of community state nation humanity through achievements by way of inventions and bringing outstanding honour and glory to the state through personal dedication and patriotic commitment Service with integrity is also a basis for the selection process While emphasising that nation building involves a lot of sacrifice by the citizenry the president declared that citizens who contributed to national development deserved to be encouraged and appreciated He therefore lauded the 2022 National Award recipients for distinguishing themselves in various ways for the purpose of recreating a new Nigeria of our dreams through respect for the rule of law image laundering transparency and accountability in management of scarce resources The president added that those in the private sector had also creditably discharged themselves in business entertainment hospitality transportation and other forms of human endeavours to transform Nigeria We have amongst the recipients today Amb Prof Tijjani Muhammad Bande Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala Ms Amina J Mohammed and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie who are doing our country proud on the international scene Our dear sisters are a source of inspiration to our young women that through the dint of hard work and dedication they can achieve greatness We also have on the list Imam Abdullahi Abubakar a religious leader who hid over 262 Christians in his mosque from attacks in Yelwa Gindi Akwati village in Plateau State He is a good example of religious tolerance we preach amongst Nigerians I am excited that he is being honoured today with Member of the Order of the Federal Republic MFR Worthy of mention are our Artistes particularly our very own Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu Burna Boy who won the Grammy Awards in 2020 He along with other artistes have repositioned the Nigerian entertainment industry and placed it on the global map At the just concluded Dubai Expo 2020 Nigeria s pavilion was a beehive of activities as our musicians entertained guests from around the world Despite the present economic challenges Nigeria still boasts of men and women of integrity Ms Josephine Agu an airport cleaner returned 12 200 US dollars found in a toilet at Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos as well as Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim a bank security man who found and returned 10 000 dollars Today we celebrate their dignity and strength of character by conferring National Honours on them According to the president they are a shining example to the younger generation I congratulate all the recipients today who will be joining the league of Awardees I appreciate the non Nigerian recipients and assure all of you that this administration will continue to provide the enabling environment for you to undertake your lawful businesses to allow you to sustain your efforts at contributing to the development of our nation Nigeria he said The president acknowledged that the list of awardees was justifiably long because the exercise had not been carried out since 2015 According to him since the inception of this administration there has not been such occasion like this where individuals and friends of Nigeria have been so singled out for investiture except for the Special Investiture Ceremony in honour of Chief MKO Abiola Alhaji Baba Gana Kingibe and Chief Gani Fawehinmi SAN He noted that the Investiture Ceremony for Abiola and others was specially carried out to right the wrong done in the past to assuage our feelings and to resolve to stand firm now and in the future for the sanctity of the electoral process and our democracy In like manner he said the country s athletes were also honoured recently for their spectacular performances in several competitions He appealed to other Nigerians who are yet to receive this recognition to be patient and understand that their efforts in nation building are appreciated and at the right time would similarly be recognized This administration will continue to partner with Nigerians and friends of Nigeria with like minds in our efforts to build the Nigeria of our dreams where everybody will strive to excel in their chosen fields devoid of parochial sentiments he said Buhari also reminded the recipients and other Nigerians that National Honours are not merely decorative They remind us of an important part of our responsibility as citizens We must always endeavour to do our best for our country The award which is in 10 categories was presented to Supreme Court Justices judges top lawyers incumbent and former governors Ministers traditional rulers creative artistes politicians businessmen athletes security officers who died in the line of duty and other distinguished Nigerians A total of six persons were conferred with GCON 55 received Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic CFR 65 got the Commander of the Order of Niger CON while 77 were presented with the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic OFR The president also conferred 110 citizens with the Officer of the Order of the Niger OON 74 were presented with Member of the Order of the Federal Republic MFR and 55 received Member of the Order of the Niger MON There were four recipients each for the Federal Republic Medal I FRM I and Federal Republic Medal II FRM II Second Class respectively The seven foreigners honoured received the OFR Award Speaking on behalf of the Awardees the Senate President Ahmed Lawan thanked the President for the honour pledging that the award is an encouragement to more work and a call to duty to serve Nigeria with renewed strength loyalty and honesty Leading the 2022 National Honours Award recipients in the category of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger GCON are Senate President Lawan Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria CJN Justice Olukayode Ariwoola immediate past CJN Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad Others are the Director General World Trade Organisation WTO Ngozi Okonjo Iweala Deputy Secretary General of UN Amina Mohammed and Nigeria s Permanent Representative to the UN Prof Tijjani Muhammad Bande NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Again, Buhari vows to hand over a secured Nigeria in 2023
     President Muhammadu Buhari has conferred National Honours on 450 Nigerians and non Nigerians assuring that he will hand over a Nigeria that is free from insecurity to the next generation of leaders The president who stated this while conferring the awards on the recipients in Abuja on Tuesday said the affected citizens had distinguished themselves in the service of the nation and humanity According to him citizens who contribute to national development deserve to be encouraged and appreciated Buhari reiterated the determination of his administration to continue to root out all forms of banditry criminality terrorism and insurgency in the country The National Honours are not merely decorative They remind us of an important part of our responsibility as citizens We must always endeavour to do our best for our country We will continue to root out all forms of banditry criminality terrorism and insurgency in the land As I stated earlier in my Independence address to the nation I will hand over a Nigeria that is free from insecurity to the next generation of leaders On the National awards the president commended the National Awards Committee headed by Justice Sidi Muhammad a retired Justice of the Supreme Court and the Emir of Lafia He lauded the committee for a great and patriotic duty in diligently going through over 5 000 submissions and coming up with these recommendations The president noted that the screening and selection of nominees for this year s award as always followed established broad criteria in accordance with the National Honours Act CAP N43 of the Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 They include but not limited to consistent and meaningful participation in community national development rendering unsolicited selfless and philanthropic services to humanity Outstanding sacrifice in the defence of a cause popularly adjudged to be positive relevant and beneficial to the nation and community Other criteria listed by the President for selecting the recipients are Distinct act of bravery in the protection defence of national interest public peace safety of life and property Remarkable achievement in any field of expertise where the person s activities in that field have made significant contributions to the attainment of national goals and objectives Immense contributions towards the uplift of community state nation humanity through achievements by way of inventions and bringing outstanding honour and glory to the state through personal dedication and patriotic commitment Service with integrity is also a basis for the selection process While emphasising that nation building involves a lot of sacrifice by the citizenry the president declared that citizens who contributed to national development deserved to be encouraged and appreciated He therefore lauded the 2022 National Award recipients for distinguishing themselves in various ways for the purpose of recreating a new Nigeria of our dreams through respect for the rule of law image laundering transparency and accountability in management of scarce resources The president added that those in the private sector had also creditably discharged themselves in business entertainment hospitality transportation and other forms of human endeavours to transform Nigeria We have amongst the recipients today Amb Prof Tijjani Muhammad Bande Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala Ms Amina J Mohammed and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie who are doing our country proud on the international scene Our dear sisters are a source of inspiration to our young women that through the dint of hard work and dedication they can achieve greatness We also have on the list Imam Abdullahi Abubakar a religious leader who hid over 262 Christians in his mosque from attacks in Yelwa Gindi Akwati village in Plateau State He is a good example of religious tolerance we preach amongst Nigerians I am excited that he is being honoured today with Member of the Order of the Federal Republic MFR Worthy of mention are our Artistes particularly our very own Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu Burna Boy who won the Grammy Awards in 2020 He along with other artistes have repositioned the Nigerian entertainment industry and placed it on the global map At the just concluded Dubai Expo 2020 Nigeria s pavilion was a beehive of activities as our musicians entertained guests from around the world Despite the present economic challenges Nigeria still boasts of men and women of integrity Ms Josephine Agu an airport cleaner returned 12 200 US dollars found in a toilet at Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos as well as Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim a bank security man who found and returned 10 000 dollars Today we celebrate their dignity and strength of character by conferring National Honours on them According to the president they are a shining example to the younger generation I congratulate all the recipients today who will be joining the league of Awardees I appreciate the non Nigerian recipients and assure all of you that this administration will continue to provide the enabling environment for you to undertake your lawful businesses to allow you to sustain your efforts at contributing to the development of our nation Nigeria he said The president acknowledged that the list of awardees was justifiably long because the exercise had not been carried out since 2015 According to him since the inception of this administration there has not been such occasion like this where individuals and friends of Nigeria have been so singled out for investiture except for the Special Investiture Ceremony in honour of Chief MKO Abiola Alhaji Baba Gana Kingibe and Chief Gani Fawehinmi SAN He noted that the Investiture Ceremony for Abiola and others was specially carried out to right the wrong done in the past to assuage our feelings and to resolve to stand firm now and in the future for the sanctity of the electoral process and our democracy In like manner he said the country s athletes were also honoured recently for their spectacular performances in several competitions He appealed to other Nigerians who are yet to receive this recognition to be patient and understand that their efforts in nation building are appreciated and at the right time would similarly be recognized This administration will continue to partner with Nigerians and friends of Nigeria with like minds in our efforts to build the Nigeria of our dreams where everybody will strive to excel in their chosen fields devoid of parochial sentiments he said Buhari also reminded the recipients and other Nigerians that National Honours are not merely decorative They remind us of an important part of our responsibility as citizens We must always endeavour to do our best for our country The award which is in 10 categories was presented to Supreme Court Justices judges top lawyers incumbent and former governors Ministers traditional rulers creative artistes politicians businessmen athletes security officers who died in the line of duty and other distinguished Nigerians A total of six persons were conferred with GCON 55 received Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic CFR 65 got the Commander of the Order of Niger CON while 77 were presented with the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic OFR The president also conferred 110 citizens with the Officer of the Order of the Niger OON 74 were presented with Member of the Order of the Federal Republic MFR and 55 received Member of the Order of the Niger MON There were four recipients each for the Federal Republic Medal I FRM I and Federal Republic Medal II FRM II Second Class respectively The seven foreigners honoured received the OFR Award Speaking on behalf of the Awardees the Senate President Ahmed Lawan thanked the President for the honour pledging that the award is an encouragement to more work and a call to duty to serve Nigeria with renewed strength loyalty and honesty Leading the 2022 National Honours Award recipients in the category of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger GCON are Senate President Lawan Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria CJN Justice Olukayode Ariwoola immediate past CJN Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad Others are the Director General World Trade Organisation WTO Ngozi Okonjo Iweala Deputy Secretary General of UN Amina Mohammed and Nigeria s Permanent Representative to the UN Prof Tijjani Muhammad Bande NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Again, Buhari vows to hand over a secured Nigeria in 2023
    General news2 months ago

    Again, Buhari vows to hand over a secured Nigeria in 2023

    President Muhammadu Buhari has conferred National Honours on 450 Nigerians and non-Nigerians, assuring that he will hand over a Nigeria that is free from insecurity to the next generation of leaders.

    The president, who stated this while conferring the awards on the recipients in Abuja on Tuesday, said the affected citizens had distinguished themselves in the service of the nation and humanity.

    According to him, citizens who contribute to national development deserve to be encouraged and appreciated.

    Buhari reiterated the determination of his administration to continue to root out all forms of banditry, criminality, terrorism and insurgency in the country.

    ”The National Honours are not merely decorative.

    They remind us of an important part of our responsibility as citizens.

    ”We must always endeavour to do our best for our country.

    We will continue to root out all forms of banditry, criminality, terrorism and insurgency in the land.

    ”As I stated earlier in my Independence address to the nation, I will hand over a Nigeria that is free from insecurity to the next generation of leaders.

    ” On the National awards, the president commended the National Awards Committee headed by Justice Sidi Muhammad,  a retired Justice of the Supreme Court and the Emir of Lafia.

    He lauded the committee for a great and patriotic duty in diligently going through over 5,000 submissions and coming up with these recommendations.

    The president noted that the screening and selection of nominees for this year’s award as always, followed established broad criteria, in accordance with the National Honours Act CAP.

    N43 of the Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004. They include but not limited to: ‘‘consistent and meaningful participation in community national development; rendering unsolicited, selfless and philanthropic services to humanity; ”Outstanding sacrifice in the defence of a cause popularly adjudged to be positive, relevant and beneficial to the nation and community.

    ’’ Other criteria listed by the President for selecting the recipients are: ‘‘Distinct act of bravery in the protection defence of national interest, public peace, safety of life and property.

    ‘‘Remarkable achievement in any field of expertise where the person’s activities in that field have made significant contributions to the attainment of national goals and objectives.

    ‘‘Immense contributions towards the uplift of community, state, nation humanity through achievements by way of inventions and bringing outstanding honour and glory to the state through personal dedication and patriotic commitment.

    ”Service with integrity is also a basis for the selection process.

    ’’ While emphasising that nation building involves a lot of sacrifice by the citizenry, the president declared that citizens who contributed to national development deserved to be encouraged and appreciated.

    He, therefore, lauded the 2022 National Award recipients for distinguishing themselves in various ways ‘‘for the purpose of recreating a new Nigeria of our dreams through respect for the rule of law, image laundering, transparency and accountability in management of scarce resources.

    ’’ The president added that those in the private sector had also creditably discharged themselves in business, entertainment, hospitality, transportation and other forms of human endeavours to transform Nigeria.

    ‘‘We have amongst the recipients today, Amb. Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Ms. Amina J.

    Mohammed and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who are doing our country proud on the international scene.

    ”Our dear sisters are a source of inspiration to our young women that through the dint of hard work and dedication, they can achieve greatness.

    ‘‘We also have on the list, Imam Abdullahi Abubakar, a religious leader who hid over 262 Christians in his mosque from attacks in Yelwa Gindi Akwati village, in Plateau State.

    ”He is a good example of religious tolerance we preach amongst Nigerians.

    I am excited that he is being honoured today with Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR).

    ‘‘Worthy of mention are our Artistes, particularly, our very own Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu (Burna Boy), who won the Grammy Awards in 2020. ”He along with other artistes have repositioned the Nigerian entertainment industry and placed it on the global map.

    ”At the just concluded Dubai Expo 2020, Nigeria’s pavilion was a beehive of activities as our musicians entertained guests from around the world.

    ‘‘Despite the present economic challenges, Nigeria still boasts of men and women of integrity.

    ” Ms. Josephine Agu, an airport cleaner returned $12,200 US dollars found in a toilet at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos as well as Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim, a bank security man who found and returned $10,000 dollars.

    ‘‘Today, we celebrate their dignity and strength of character by conferring National Honours on them.

    ” According to the president, they are a shining example to the younger generation.

    ‘‘I congratulate all the recipients today who will be joining the league of Awardees.

    ‘‘I appreciate the non-Nigerian recipients and assure all of you that this administration will continue to provide the enabling environment for you to undertake your lawful businesses to allow you to sustain your efforts at contributing to the development of our nation, Nigeria,’’ he said.

    The president acknowledged that the list of awardees was justifiably long because the exercise had not been carried out since 2015. According to him, since the inception of this administration, there has not been such occasion like this where individuals and friends of Nigeria have been so singled out for investiture except for the Special Investiture Ceremony in honour of Chief MKO Abiola, Alhaji Baba Gana Kingibe and Chief Gani Fawehinmi, SAN.

    He noted that the Investiture Ceremony for Abiola and others was specially carried out to right the wrong done in the past, ”to assuage our feelings and to resolve to stand firm now and in the future for the sanctity of the electoral process and our democracy.

    ” In like manner, he said, the country’s athletes were also honoured recently for their spectacular performances in several competitions.

    He appealed to other Nigerians who are yet to receive this recognition to be patient and understand that their efforts in nation building are appreciated and at the right time, would similarly be recognized.

    ‘‘This administration will continue to partner with Nigerians and friends of Nigeria with like minds in our efforts to build the Nigeria of our dreams where everybody will strive to excel in their chosen fields devoid of parochial sentiments,’’ he said.

    Buhari also reminded the recipients and other Nigerians that National Honours ”are not merely decorative.

    ” ‘‘They remind us of an important part of our responsibility as citizens.

    We must always endeavour to do our best for our country.

    ’’ The award, which is in 10 categories, was presented to Supreme Court Justices, judges, top lawyers, incumbent and former governors, Ministers, traditional rulers, creative artistes, politicians, businessmen, athletes, security officers who died in the line of duty, and other distinguished Nigerians.

    A total of six persons were conferred with GCON, 55 received Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR), 65 got the Commander of the Order of Niger (CON) while 77 were presented with the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR).

    The president also conferred 110 citizens with the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON); 74 were presented with Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) and 55 received Member of the Order of the Niger (MON).

    There were four recipients each for the Federal Republic Medal I (FRM I) and Federal Republic Medal II (FRM II) Second Class) respectively.

    The seven foreigners honoured received the OFR Award.

    Speaking on behalf of the Awardees, the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, thanked the President for the honour, pledging that the award is an encouragement to more work and a call to duty to serve Nigeria with renewed strength, loyalty and honesty.

    Leading the 2022 National Honours Award recipients, in the category of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) are Senate President, Lawan, Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, immediate past CJN, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad.

    Others are; the Director-General, World Trade Organisation (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Deputy Secretary-General of UN, Amina Mohammed and Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Prof Tijjani Muhammad-Bande.


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  •  Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara says the Federal Government has approved the construction of Kishi Kaiama road at the sum of N27 billion AbdulRazaq said the breakthrough with Abuja explained why the state government has now stopped its ongoing work on the road The state had taken over the construction of the road in phases to ease transportation challenges along the busy corridor This is contained in a statement issued in Ilorin on Monday by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor Mr Rafiu Ajakaye The Federal Ministry of Works has informed us that we should stop work on that road because they have got new approval from the Federal Government and the contract for the road has been reissued at N27 billion it stated The News Agency of Nigeria reports that AbdulRazaq announced this in Ilorin at the first Kwara North Economic and Development Summit organised by Kwara North Development Council KWANDCO There is huge infrastructural deficit in the whole of Nigeria in Kwara State and especially in Kwara North Now what are we doing about it as a government The Kishi Kaiama road is very important for the whole of the country because of the volume of trade in farm produce he said According to the statement the contract was first awarded over 10 years ago and it is a federal road The governor said his administration had already started work on the road before the federal ministry of works asked it to discontinue the project The ministry said the former administration in the state gave the contract to a company that did not meet BPE requirements Our latest communication with them was that they want to re award the contract and that our own contractor should vacate the site That is why you will see that work has stopped on Kishi Kaiama road said AbdulRazaq The governor promised that work would begin on Bode Saadu Kaiama Kosubosu road next year saying the project will be financed through a portion of BUA Group tax AbdulRazaq said the state government will construct Bode Saadu Kaiama Kosubosu road using the road tax infrastructure scheme with BUA Group He said work woukd begin on that road by the first quarter of 2023 using revenue proceeds from the BUA Group We have been on that discussion with BUA to open up Bode Saadu Kaiama Kosubosu road Most of our major roads are federal roads and they are in deplorable conditions You can see Share Patigi road in deplorable condition That road was awarded a few years ago but was not done It is not just in Kwara North Ilorin Kabba road is a federal project and we are not happy about the situation of that road at all We wrote the Federal Ministry of Works few days ago to quickly fix some roads in the state the governor said AbdulRazaq assured the people of the state that his administration would henceforth improve on the specifications of the state roads to make them last longer He added From the next budget we will have a new focus on the way we construct our roads Right now all we do is compacted latrite and asphalt Such roads truly will not last long The specifications of our roads will change with compacted latrite stone base and asphalt on it Gradually we are building one two kilometres roads in our cities so as to see that infrastructure get to every part of the state and reduce travel time As part of our infrastructural development to evacuate farm produce Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project RAAMP will begin next year to ease movement of farm produce from rural areas to urban centres We have made all the payments He commended KWANDCO for organising the summit saying the discussions around infrastructure agriculture healthcare and human capital development would help in bringing the needed development to Kwara North and the state as a whole Sen Sadiq Umar APC Kwara North commended AbdulRazaq s administration for its inclusiveness equity and justice in decentralising resources to get to the smallest areas for even development In Kwara North we have extensive arable land and water bodies from Baruten Kaiama Moro Edu and Patigi good climate condition for agriculture which means we are so blessed and can be very rich if only the right things can be done Over 80 of arable land is either uncultivated or under cultivated because we need technology and knowledge to be able to do that It is interesting to note that we are lucky that after the Otoge in 2019 the administration of Malam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq realises the need for inclusiveness equity and justice That is why there s a deliberate effort to decentralise resources to get to the smallest areas Your Excellency we are very happy that you get that right and I believe we will be able to catch up as we go in this journey said Umar The senator also called for a deliberate funds for agriculture and collaboration between the state and federal governments in attracting support to agricultural sector The Emir of Ilesha Baruba Prof Halidu Abubakar who spoke on Embracing knowledge economy for sustainable economic development in Kwara North The Urgency of now identified agricultural sector as the low hanging fruit available in Kwara North to adopt knowledge economic model If knowledge economy will succeed it will rely on the collaborative effort of government civil society politicians and non governmental bodies The proposed model offers a lot of promise like it is inherently bedevilled by a variety of key challenges the majority of which can impact negatively on the implementation of a knowledge economy if not properly addressed at the preliminary stages he said The Emir of Lafiagi Alhaji Muhammad Kudu Kawu on his part advocated the creation of an interface between government private sector and Kwara North communities for massive injection of investments through what he called Public Private Communal Partnership PPCPs to kick start economic growth in Kwara North He said it was impossible for government to undertake all the infrastructural projects hence a need for collaboration and sincerity on the part of the citizens too Emir of Shonga Dr Haliru Yahaya called for enhanced focus on information and communications technology to leapfrog development in the health sector He also encouraged parents and guardians to get their children immunised appropriately The Chairman of KWANDCO Mr Kolo Jerry said the summit would come up with actionable blueprint to chart the developmental course of Kwara North and change the existing narrative NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG approves Kishi-Kaiama road at N27bn
     Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara says the Federal Government has approved the construction of Kishi Kaiama road at the sum of N27 billion AbdulRazaq said the breakthrough with Abuja explained why the state government has now stopped its ongoing work on the road The state had taken over the construction of the road in phases to ease transportation challenges along the busy corridor This is contained in a statement issued in Ilorin on Monday by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor Mr Rafiu Ajakaye The Federal Ministry of Works has informed us that we should stop work on that road because they have got new approval from the Federal Government and the contract for the road has been reissued at N27 billion it stated The News Agency of Nigeria reports that AbdulRazaq announced this in Ilorin at the first Kwara North Economic and Development Summit organised by Kwara North Development Council KWANDCO There is huge infrastructural deficit in the whole of Nigeria in Kwara State and especially in Kwara North Now what are we doing about it as a government The Kishi Kaiama road is very important for the whole of the country because of the volume of trade in farm produce he said According to the statement the contract was first awarded over 10 years ago and it is a federal road The governor said his administration had already started work on the road before the federal ministry of works asked it to discontinue the project The ministry said the former administration in the state gave the contract to a company that did not meet BPE requirements Our latest communication with them was that they want to re award the contract and that our own contractor should vacate the site That is why you will see that work has stopped on Kishi Kaiama road said AbdulRazaq The governor promised that work would begin on Bode Saadu Kaiama Kosubosu road next year saying the project will be financed through a portion of BUA Group tax AbdulRazaq said the state government will construct Bode Saadu Kaiama Kosubosu road using the road tax infrastructure scheme with BUA Group He said work woukd begin on that road by the first quarter of 2023 using revenue proceeds from the BUA Group We have been on that discussion with BUA to open up Bode Saadu Kaiama Kosubosu road Most of our major roads are federal roads and they are in deplorable conditions You can see Share Patigi road in deplorable condition That road was awarded a few years ago but was not done It is not just in Kwara North Ilorin Kabba road is a federal project and we are not happy about the situation of that road at all We wrote the Federal Ministry of Works few days ago to quickly fix some roads in the state the governor said AbdulRazaq assured the people of the state that his administration would henceforth improve on the specifications of the state roads to make them last longer He added From the next budget we will have a new focus on the way we construct our roads Right now all we do is compacted latrite and asphalt Such roads truly will not last long The specifications of our roads will change with compacted latrite stone base and asphalt on it Gradually we are building one two kilometres roads in our cities so as to see that infrastructure get to every part of the state and reduce travel time As part of our infrastructural development to evacuate farm produce Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project RAAMP will begin next year to ease movement of farm produce from rural areas to urban centres We have made all the payments He commended KWANDCO for organising the summit saying the discussions around infrastructure agriculture healthcare and human capital development would help in bringing the needed development to Kwara North and the state as a whole Sen Sadiq Umar APC Kwara North commended AbdulRazaq s administration for its inclusiveness equity and justice in decentralising resources to get to the smallest areas for even development In Kwara North we have extensive arable land and water bodies from Baruten Kaiama Moro Edu and Patigi good climate condition for agriculture which means we are so blessed and can be very rich if only the right things can be done Over 80 of arable land is either uncultivated or under cultivated because we need technology and knowledge to be able to do that It is interesting to note that we are lucky that after the Otoge in 2019 the administration of Malam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq realises the need for inclusiveness equity and justice That is why there s a deliberate effort to decentralise resources to get to the smallest areas Your Excellency we are very happy that you get that right and I believe we will be able to catch up as we go in this journey said Umar The senator also called for a deliberate funds for agriculture and collaboration between the state and federal governments in attracting support to agricultural sector The Emir of Ilesha Baruba Prof Halidu Abubakar who spoke on Embracing knowledge economy for sustainable economic development in Kwara North The Urgency of now identified agricultural sector as the low hanging fruit available in Kwara North to adopt knowledge economic model If knowledge economy will succeed it will rely on the collaborative effort of government civil society politicians and non governmental bodies The proposed model offers a lot of promise like it is inherently bedevilled by a variety of key challenges the majority of which can impact negatively on the implementation of a knowledge economy if not properly addressed at the preliminary stages he said The Emir of Lafiagi Alhaji Muhammad Kudu Kawu on his part advocated the creation of an interface between government private sector and Kwara North communities for massive injection of investments through what he called Public Private Communal Partnership PPCPs to kick start economic growth in Kwara North He said it was impossible for government to undertake all the infrastructural projects hence a need for collaboration and sincerity on the part of the citizens too Emir of Shonga Dr Haliru Yahaya called for enhanced focus on information and communications technology to leapfrog development in the health sector He also encouraged parents and guardians to get their children immunised appropriately The Chairman of KWANDCO Mr Kolo Jerry said the summit would come up with actionable blueprint to chart the developmental course of Kwara North and change the existing narrative NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG approves Kishi-Kaiama road at N27bn
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    FG approves Kishi-Kaiama road at N27bn

    Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara says the Federal Government has approved the construction of Kishi-Kaiama road at the sum of N27 billion.

    AbdulRazaq said the breakthrough with Abuja explained why the state government has now stopped its ongoing work on the road.

    The state had taken over the construction of the road in phases to ease transportation challenges along the busy corridor.

    This is contained in a statement issued in Ilorin on Monday by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Rafiu Ajakaye.

    “The Federal Ministry of Works has informed us that we should stop work on that road because they have got new approval from the Federal Government and the contract for the road has been reissued at N27 billion,” it stated.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that AbdulRazaq announced this in Ilorin at the first Kwara North Economic and Development Summit organised by Kwara North Development Council (KWANDCO).

    “There is huge infrastructural deficit in the whole of Nigeria, in Kwara State, and especially in Kwara North.

    Now, what are we doing about it as a government?

    “The Kishi-Kaiama road is very important for the whole of the country because of the volume of trade in farm produce,” he said.

    According to the statement, the contract was first awarded over 10 years ago and it is a federal road.

    The governor said his administration had already started work on the road before the federal ministry of works asked it to discontinue the project.

    The ministry said the former administration in the state gave the contract to a company that did not meet BPE requirements.

    “Our latest communication with them was that they want to re-award the contract and that our own contractor should vacate the site.

    That is why you will see that work has stopped on Kishi-Kaiama road,” said AbdulRazaq.

    The governor promised that work would begin on Bode-Saadu-Kaiama-Kosubosu road next year, saying the project will be financed through a portion of BUA Group tax.

    “AbdulRazaq said the state government will  construct Bode-Saadu-Kaiama-Kosubosu road using the road tax infrastructure scheme with BUA Group.

    ”He said work woukd begin on that road by the first quarter of 2023, using revenue proceeds from the BUA Group.

    “We have been on that discussion with BUA to open up Bode-Saadu-Kaiama-Kosubosu road.

    Most of our major roads are federal roads and they are in deplorable conditions.

    “You can see Share-Patigi road in deplorable condition.

    That road was awarded a few years ago but was not done.

    “It is not just in Kwara North.

    Ilorin-Kabba road is a federal project and we are not happy about the situation of that road at all.

    We wrote the Federal Ministry of Works few days ago to quickly fix some roads in the state,” the governor said.

    AbdulRazaq assured the people of the state that his administration would henceforth improve on the specifications of the state roads to make them last longer.

    He added: “From the next budget, we will have a new focus on the way we construct our roads.

    Right now, all we do is compacted latrite and asphalt.

    “Such roads, truly, will not last long.

    The specifications of our roads will change with compacted latrite, stone base and asphalt on it.

    “Gradually, we are building one-two kilometres roads in our cities so as to see that infrastructure get to every part of the state and reduce travel time.

    “As part of our infrastructural development to evacuate farm produce, Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP) will begin next year to ease movement of farm produce from rural areas to urban centres.

    We have made all the payments.

    ”He commended KWANDCO for organising the summit, saying the discussions around infrastructure, agriculture, healthcare and human capital development would help in bringing the needed development to Kwara North and the state as a whole.

    Sen. Sadiq Umar (APC-Kwara North) commended AbdulRazaq’s administration for its inclusiveness, equity and justice in decentralising resources to get to the smallest areas for even development.

    “In Kwara North, we have extensive arable land and water bodies from Baruten, Kaiama, Moro, Edu and Patigi, good climate condition for agriculture, which means we are so blessed and can be very rich if only the right things can be done.

    “Over 80% of arable land is either uncultivated or under cultivated because we need technology and knowledge to be able to do that.

    “It is interesting to note that we are lucky that after the Otoge in 2019, the administration of Malam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq realises the need for inclusiveness, equity and justice.

    “That is why there’s a deliberate effort to decentralise resources to get to the smallest areas.

    Your Excellency, we are very happy that you get that right and I believe we will be able to catch up as we go in this journey,” said Umar.The senator also called for a deliberate funds for agriculture and collaboration between the state and federal governments in attracting support to agricultural sector.

    The Emir of Ilesha Baruba, Prof. Halidu Abubakar, who spoke on “Embracing knowledge economy for sustainable economic development in Kwara North: The Urgency of now”, identified agricultural sector as the “low hanging fruit” available in Kwara North to adopt knowledge economic model.

    “If knowledge economy will succeed, it will rely on the collaborative effort of government, civil society, politicians and non-governmental bodies.

    “The proposed model offers a lot of promise like it is inherently bedevilled by a variety of key challenges, the majority of which can impact negatively on the implementation of a knowledge economy, if not properly addressed at the preliminary stages,” he said.

    The Emir of Lafiagi, Alhaji Muhammad Kudu Kawu, on his part, advocated the creation of an interface between government, private sector and Kwara North communities for massive injection of investments through what he called Public Private Communal Partnership (PPCPs) to kick start economic growth in Kwara North.

    He said it was impossible for government to undertake all the infrastructural projects, hence a need for collaboration and sincerity on the part of the citizens too.

    Emir of Shonga, Dr. Haliru Yahaya, called for enhanced focus on information and communications technology to leapfrog development in the health sector.

    He also encouraged parents and guardians to get their children immunised appropriately.

    The Chairman of KWANDCO, Mr Kolo Jerry, said the summit would come up with actionable blueprint to chart the developmental course of Kwara North and change the existing narrative.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  NAN The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has passed 237 Bills and 445 Resolutions in the last 23 years The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the assembly was inaugurated on June 6 1999 The Chairman House Committee on Information Mr Mohammed Omadefu made this known while briefing newsmen on Monday in Lafia ahead of the official unveiling of the House s 2022 Compendium Omadefu APC Keana explained that the unveiling of the compendium on Oct 12 by 11am at Ta al Conference Hotel Lafia would acquit the people of the state on the legislative activities since its birth He described the journey of the assembly as good attributing the development witnessed across the state to the number and quality of bills and resolutions passed as well as other activities of the House in support to the state government Nasarawa State House of Assembly is ready to launch its 2022 Compendium on Wednesday Tagged The Journey So Far 1999 to 2022 the Compendium captured historical information achievements and general activities of the House It is worthy to note that the journey of the House has been good and rewarding as we have passed 237 bills into law and 445 resolutions within the 23 years of its existence While the first Assembly passed 33 bills second Assembly passed 20 bills third 31 bills fourth Assembly 45 bills fifth Assembly 48 bills and the present sixth Assembly has so far passed 44 bills 16 are in different stages of passage For resolutions the first Assembly passed 136 the second passed 71 third passed 81 the fourth passed 57 the fifth passed 57 and the present which is the sixth Assembly has so far passed about 50 resolutions All these bills and resolutions have direct bearing on the lives of the people of the state and other Nigerians he said Omadefu however called on stakeholders and other residents to attend the event so as to acquaint themselves with the full happenings of the House since inception He commended the Speaker of the House Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi for all his inclusive purposeful good leadership and his foresight in coming up with the idea of the compendium The legislative spokesman assured the executive and the judicial arms of government in the state of members continued commitment to effective partnership for the overall development of the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nasarawa State Assembly passes 237 bills, 445 resolutions in 23 years
     NAN The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has passed 237 Bills and 445 Resolutions in the last 23 years The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the assembly was inaugurated on June 6 1999 The Chairman House Committee on Information Mr Mohammed Omadefu made this known while briefing newsmen on Monday in Lafia ahead of the official unveiling of the House s 2022 Compendium Omadefu APC Keana explained that the unveiling of the compendium on Oct 12 by 11am at Ta al Conference Hotel Lafia would acquit the people of the state on the legislative activities since its birth He described the journey of the assembly as good attributing the development witnessed across the state to the number and quality of bills and resolutions passed as well as other activities of the House in support to the state government Nasarawa State House of Assembly is ready to launch its 2022 Compendium on Wednesday Tagged The Journey So Far 1999 to 2022 the Compendium captured historical information achievements and general activities of the House It is worthy to note that the journey of the House has been good and rewarding as we have passed 237 bills into law and 445 resolutions within the 23 years of its existence While the first Assembly passed 33 bills second Assembly passed 20 bills third 31 bills fourth Assembly 45 bills fifth Assembly 48 bills and the present sixth Assembly has so far passed 44 bills 16 are in different stages of passage For resolutions the first Assembly passed 136 the second passed 71 third passed 81 the fourth passed 57 the fifth passed 57 and the present which is the sixth Assembly has so far passed about 50 resolutions All these bills and resolutions have direct bearing on the lives of the people of the state and other Nigerians he said Omadefu however called on stakeholders and other residents to attend the event so as to acquaint themselves with the full happenings of the House since inception He commended the Speaker of the House Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi for all his inclusive purposeful good leadership and his foresight in coming up with the idea of the compendium The legislative spokesman assured the executive and the judicial arms of government in the state of members continued commitment to effective partnership for the overall development of the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nasarawa State Assembly passes 237 bills, 445 resolutions in 23 years
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    Nasarawa State Assembly passes 237 bills, 445 resolutions in 23 years

    NAN) The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has passed 237 Bills and 445 Resolutions in the last 23 years.

    The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the assembly was inaugurated on June 6, 1999. The Chairman, House Committee on Information, Mr Mohammed Omadefu made this known while briefing newsmen on Monday in Lafia ahead of the official unveiling of the House’s 2022 Compendium.

    Omadefu (APC- Keana) explained that the unveiling of the compendium on Oct.12 by 11am at Ta’al Conference Hotel, Lafia, would acquit the people of the state on the legislative activities since its birth.

    He described the journey of the assembly as good, attributing the development witnessed across the state to the number and quality of bills and resolutions passed as well as other activities of the House in support to the state government.

    ”Nasarawa State House of Assembly is ready to launch its 2022 Compendium on Wednesday.

    “Tagged, ‘The Journey So Far: 1999 to 2022’; the Compendium captured historical information, achievements and general activities of the House.

    ”It is worthy to note that the journey of the House has been good and rewarding, as we have passed 237 bills into law and 445 resolutions within the 23 years of its existence.

    ”While the first Assembly passed 33 bills, second Assembly passed 20 bills, third 31 bills, fourth Assembly 45 bills, fifth Assembly 48 bills and the present sixth Assembly has so far passed 44 bills.

    16 are in different stages of passage.

    ”For resolutions, the first Assembly passed 136, the second passed 71, third passed 81, the fourth passed 57, the fifth passed 57, and the present which is the sixth Assembly has so far passed about 50 resolutions.

    “All these bills and resolutions have direct bearing on the lives of the people of the state and other Nigerians,” he said.

    Omadefu, however, called on stakeholders and other residents to attend the event so as to acquaint themselves with the full happenings of the House since inception.

    He commended the Speaker of the House, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, for all his inclusive, purposeful, good leadership and his foresight in coming up with the idea of the compendium.

    The legislative spokesman assured the executive and the judicial arms of government in the state of members continued commitment to effective partnership for the overall development of the state.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria IPMAN has assured that fuel scarcity currently being experienced in parts of the country would soon end Flooding and impassable roads have prevented haulage trucks to distribute petroleum products to particularly parts of the north in the last two weeks leading to the scarcity Following the flooding major roads being used by marketers have gone bad making truck drivers to spend up to nine days especially around Koton Karfe in Kogi before reaching their destinations Rods that have also gone bad in Niger are Bida Lemu Zungeru Minna Tagina Makonkele Tegina Mokwa Makera Minna and Lambata Lapai Agaie Bida IPMAN stated in Kano Its Chairman Northern Zone Alhaji Bashir Danmalam stated that 200 trucks of petroleum products were already heading to Abuja and other parts from Calabar He explained that the trucks would go through Ikom and Ogoja in Cross River to Katsina Ala and Vandeikya in Benue and to Lafia where the floods and receded then to Abuja He commended the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company for pledging to support haulage firms with diesel to cushion the cost and to facilitate fuel distribution He noted that the Federal Road Safety Corps was also doubling efforts to clear the roads of broken down vehicles to ensure smooth passage of the fuel laden trucks leaving Calabar Danmalam stated also that the haulage firms had received assurances that contractors had been mobilised to attend to the damaged portions of the roads to ease passage NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Fuel scarcity in parts of the country will end soon, IPMAN assures
     The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria IPMAN has assured that fuel scarcity currently being experienced in parts of the country would soon end Flooding and impassable roads have prevented haulage trucks to distribute petroleum products to particularly parts of the north in the last two weeks leading to the scarcity Following the flooding major roads being used by marketers have gone bad making truck drivers to spend up to nine days especially around Koton Karfe in Kogi before reaching their destinations Rods that have also gone bad in Niger are Bida Lemu Zungeru Minna Tagina Makonkele Tegina Mokwa Makera Minna and Lambata Lapai Agaie Bida IPMAN stated in Kano Its Chairman Northern Zone Alhaji Bashir Danmalam stated that 200 trucks of petroleum products were already heading to Abuja and other parts from Calabar He explained that the trucks would go through Ikom and Ogoja in Cross River to Katsina Ala and Vandeikya in Benue and to Lafia where the floods and receded then to Abuja He commended the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company for pledging to support haulage firms with diesel to cushion the cost and to facilitate fuel distribution He noted that the Federal Road Safety Corps was also doubling efforts to clear the roads of broken down vehicles to ensure smooth passage of the fuel laden trucks leaving Calabar Danmalam stated also that the haulage firms had received assurances that contractors had been mobilised to attend to the damaged portions of the roads to ease passage NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Fuel scarcity in parts of the country will end soon, IPMAN assures
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    Fuel scarcity in parts of the country will end soon, IPMAN assures

    The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), has assured that fuel scarcity currently being experienced in parts of the country would soon end.

    Flooding and impassable roads have prevented haulage trucks to distribute petroleum products to, particularly parts of the north in the last two weeks leading to the scarcity.

    “Following the flooding, major roads being used by marketers have gone bad making truck drivers to spend up to nine days, especially around Koton Karfe in Kogi before reaching their destinations.

    “Rods that have also gone bad in Niger are Bida-Lemu-Zungeru, Minna-Tagina-Makonkele, Tegina-Mokwa-Makera-Minna and Lambata-Lapai-Agaie-Bida,’’ IPMAN stated in Kano. Its Chairman (Northern Zone), Alhaji Bashir Danmalam stated that 200 trucks of petroleum products were already heading to Abuja and other parts from Calabar.

    He explained that the trucks would go through Ikom and Ogoja in Cross River, to Katsina-Ala and Vandeikya in Benue and to Lafia, where the floods and receded, then to Abuja.

    He commended the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company for pledging to support haulage firms with diesel to cushion the cost and to facilitate fuel distribution.

    He noted that the Federal Road Safety Corps was also doubling efforts to clear the roads of broken-down vehicles to ensure smooth passage of the fuel-laden trucks leaving Calabar Danmalam stated also that the haulage firms had received assurances that contractors had been mobilised to attend to the damaged portions of the roads to ease passage.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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