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  •  The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists NAWOJ on Friday in Minna inaugurated the Local Organising Committee LOC for its 2020 Triennial Delegates Conference scheduled for between Nov 9 and Nov 11 The NAWOJ National President Mrs Ifeyinwa Omowole who inaugurated the LOC and its sub committees urged the members to ensure a hitch free conference The LOC is headed by Mary Noel Berje and it has Abdul Idris Abu Modu Rabi Bello Rita Durumi Ismaila Favu Aisha Wakaso Jemila Abubakar and She Mohammed as other members The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the association will hold the conference to elect new members into its national executive committee to run its affairs for the next three years The NAWOJ National President said the committee was charged with the responsibility of ensuring the smooth running of activities before and during the conference Today we inaugurate you to be in charge of the smooth running of activities for the success of the triennial delegates conference she said Omowole commended members of the committee for accepting to work for the association and appealed to them to be committed for the success of the conference Noel Berje who is also the Chairperson of NAWOJ Niger State Chapter later told NAN that the Niger Government had accepted to host the conference She gave assurances that members of the LOC and the sub committees would put in their best to ensure the success of the conference RIS Edited By Olawale Alabi Source NAN
    NAWOJ inaugurates LOC for 2020 triennial delegates conference
     The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists NAWOJ on Friday in Minna inaugurated the Local Organising Committee LOC for its 2020 Triennial Delegates Conference scheduled for between Nov 9 and Nov 11 The NAWOJ National President Mrs Ifeyinwa Omowole who inaugurated the LOC and its sub committees urged the members to ensure a hitch free conference The LOC is headed by Mary Noel Berje and it has Abdul Idris Abu Modu Rabi Bello Rita Durumi Ismaila Favu Aisha Wakaso Jemila Abubakar and She Mohammed as other members The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the association will hold the conference to elect new members into its national executive committee to run its affairs for the next three years The NAWOJ National President said the committee was charged with the responsibility of ensuring the smooth running of activities before and during the conference Today we inaugurate you to be in charge of the smooth running of activities for the success of the triennial delegates conference she said Omowole commended members of the committee for accepting to work for the association and appealed to them to be committed for the success of the conference Noel Berje who is also the Chairperson of NAWOJ Niger State Chapter later told NAN that the Niger Government had accepted to host the conference She gave assurances that members of the LOC and the sub committees would put in their best to ensure the success of the conference RIS Edited By Olawale Alabi Source NAN
    NAWOJ inaugurates LOC for 2020 triennial delegates conference
    General news2 years ago

    NAWOJ inaugurates LOC for 2020 triennial delegates conference

    The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) on Friday in Minna inaugurated the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for its 2020 Triennial Delegates’ Conference scheduled for between Nov. 9 and Nov. 11.

    The NAWOJ National President, Mrs Ifeyinwa Omowole, who inaugurated the LOC and its sub-committees, urged the members to ensure a hitch-free conference.

    The LOC is headed by Mary Noel-Berje, and it has Abdul Idris,  Abu Modu, Rabi Bello, Rita Durumi, Ismaila Favu, Aisha Wakaso,  Jemila Abubakar and She Mohammed as other members.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the association will hold the conference to elect new members into its national executive committee to run its affairs for the next three years.

    The NAWOJ National President said the committee was charged with the responsibility of ensuring the smooth running of activities before and during the conference.

    “Today, we inaugurate you to be in charge of the smooth running of activities for the success of the triennial delegates’ conference, ” she said.

    Omowole commended members of the committee for accepting to work for the association and appealed to them to be committed for the success of the conference.

    Noel-Berje, who is also the Chairperson of  NAWOJ Niger State Chapter, later told NAN that the Niger Government had accepted to host the conference.

    She gave assurances that members of the LOC and the sub-committees would put in their best to ensure the success of the conference.

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    Edited By: Olawale Alabi)
    Source: NAN

     

  •  The National Information Technology Development Agency NITDA had inaugurated the Local Organising Committee LOC for the 13th edition of the e Nigeria conference exhibitions and awards Mrs Hadiza Umar Head Corporate Affairs and External Relations said this in a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja The statement said that the conference which is the flagship IT event in the country would provide the platform for creation of digital awareness development of appropriate framework and setting of goals to ensure best practices It added that the best practices were in order to encourage appropriate positioning of Nigeria in the global information society It said that Mr Kashifu Inuwa the Director General of NITDA while inaugurating the committee stressed that e Nigeria was meant to be encompassing in all areas of IT while the impact should be felt across board It said that Inuwa represented by Dr Usman Gambo Director Information Technology Infrastructure Solutions said we are planning to make this year s event regional We have the opportunity to achieve this because it is coming at the period when we have pandemic that is making virtual meetings the new normal This will encourage participation from anywhere The statement noted that the D G advised the LOC members to ensure that they planned and executed a highly successful international event that would encourage participation all over the world Inuwa the statement added called on the members to be innovative and open to new ideas Let us not constrain ourselves to the arrangements we already have we can do things differently this year Introduction of new ideas that are different from conference startup couches and master class are welcomed The Director Corporate Planning and Strategy Dr Agu Collins said the 13th edition of the conference would be infusion of both virtual and physical platforms due to COVID 19 pandemic According to him people would be able to join the conference anywhere from the world adding that only the speakers facilitators resource person and dignitaries would be physically present at the event s venue Collins stated that the proposed date would be Nov 24 to Nov 26 under the theme Towards a National Digital Transformation and Economic Sustainability in Nigeria He said the Agency was about to develop a virtual meeting platform that could achieve that Edited By Abiemwense Moru Donald Ugwu Source NAN
    NITDA inaugurates organising committee for virtual e-Nigeria 2020 
     The National Information Technology Development Agency NITDA had inaugurated the Local Organising Committee LOC for the 13th edition of the e Nigeria conference exhibitions and awards Mrs Hadiza Umar Head Corporate Affairs and External Relations said this in a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja The statement said that the conference which is the flagship IT event in the country would provide the platform for creation of digital awareness development of appropriate framework and setting of goals to ensure best practices It added that the best practices were in order to encourage appropriate positioning of Nigeria in the global information society It said that Mr Kashifu Inuwa the Director General of NITDA while inaugurating the committee stressed that e Nigeria was meant to be encompassing in all areas of IT while the impact should be felt across board It said that Inuwa represented by Dr Usman Gambo Director Information Technology Infrastructure Solutions said we are planning to make this year s event regional We have the opportunity to achieve this because it is coming at the period when we have pandemic that is making virtual meetings the new normal This will encourage participation from anywhere The statement noted that the D G advised the LOC members to ensure that they planned and executed a highly successful international event that would encourage participation all over the world Inuwa the statement added called on the members to be innovative and open to new ideas Let us not constrain ourselves to the arrangements we already have we can do things differently this year Introduction of new ideas that are different from conference startup couches and master class are welcomed The Director Corporate Planning and Strategy Dr Agu Collins said the 13th edition of the conference would be infusion of both virtual and physical platforms due to COVID 19 pandemic According to him people would be able to join the conference anywhere from the world adding that only the speakers facilitators resource person and dignitaries would be physically present at the event s venue Collins stated that the proposed date would be Nov 24 to Nov 26 under the theme Towards a National Digital Transformation and Economic Sustainability in Nigeria He said the Agency was about to develop a virtual meeting platform that could achieve that Edited By Abiemwense Moru Donald Ugwu Source NAN
    NITDA inaugurates organising committee for virtual e-Nigeria 2020 
    Science & Technology2 years ago

    NITDA inaugurates organising committee for virtual e-Nigeria 2020 

    The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), had inaugurated the Local Organising Committee (LOC), for the 13th edition of the e-Nigeria conference, exhibitions and awards.

    Mrs Hadiza Umar, Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations, said this in a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja.

    The statement said that the conference, which is the flagship IT event in the country, would provide the platform for creation of digital awareness, development of appropriate framework and setting of goals to ensure best practices.

    It added that the best practices were in order to encourage appropriate positioning of Nigeria in the global information society.

    It said that Mr Kashifu Inuwa, the Director-General of NITDA, while inaugurating the committee stressed that e-Nigeria was meant to be encompassing in all areas of IT, while the impact should be felt across board.

    It said that Inuwa, represented by Dr Usman Gambo, Director, Information Technology Infrastructure Solutions, said, ”we are planning to make this year’s event regional.

    “We have the opportunity to achieve this, because it is coming at the period when we have pandemic that is making virtual meetings the new normal.

    “This will encourage participation from anywhere.”

    The statement noted that the D-G advised the LOC members to ensure that they planned and executed a highly successful international event that would encourage participation all over the world.

    Inuwa, the statement added, called on the members to be innovative and open to new ideas.

     “Let us not constrain ourselves to the arrangements we already have, we can do things differently this year.

    “Introduction of new ideas that are different from conference, startup couches and master class are welcomed.

    The Director, Corporate Planning and Strategy, Dr Agu Collins, said the 13th edition of the conference would be infusion of both virtual and physical platforms due to COVID-19 pandemic.

    According to him, people would be able to join the conference anywhere from the world, adding that only the speakers, facilitators, resource person and dignitaries would be physically present at the event’s venue.

    Collins stated that the proposed date would be Nov. 24, to  Nov. 26, under the theme “Towards a National Digital Transformation and Economic Sustainability in Nigeria”.

    He said the Agency was about to develop a virtual meeting platform that could achieve that.


    Edited By: Abiemwense Moru/Donald Ugwu
    Source: NAN

  •  Troops of India and Pakistan Monday exchanged heavy fire and targeted each other s positions on Line of Control LoC dividing Kashmir according to Indian military official The two sides exchanged fire on LoC in Sunderbani sector of frontier Rajouri district about 222 km southwest of Srinagar city the summer capital of Indian controlled Kashmir According to Indian army officials the exchange was going on until last reports poured in However so far no loss of life was reported in the skirmishes on the Indian or Pakistani side On Sunday a trooper was killed and two others wounded in an overnight exchange of fire in Shahpur Kerni sector of adjacent frontier Poonch district The troops of India and Pakistan intermittently exchange fire on LoC and International Border IB in Kashmir despite an agreement in 2003 to observe a cease fire However the cease fire remains in effect New Delhi and Islamabad accuse each other of resorting to unprovoked firings and violating cease fire agreements And both sides maintain their troops gave a befitting reply to the other side XINHUA
    India, Pakistan troops exchange fire on Kashmir LoC: Indian official
     Troops of India and Pakistan Monday exchanged heavy fire and targeted each other s positions on Line of Control LoC dividing Kashmir according to Indian military official The two sides exchanged fire on LoC in Sunderbani sector of frontier Rajouri district about 222 km southwest of Srinagar city the summer capital of Indian controlled Kashmir According to Indian army officials the exchange was going on until last reports poured in However so far no loss of life was reported in the skirmishes on the Indian or Pakistani side On Sunday a trooper was killed and two others wounded in an overnight exchange of fire in Shahpur Kerni sector of adjacent frontier Poonch district The troops of India and Pakistan intermittently exchange fire on LoC and International Border IB in Kashmir despite an agreement in 2003 to observe a cease fire However the cease fire remains in effect New Delhi and Islamabad accuse each other of resorting to unprovoked firings and violating cease fire agreements And both sides maintain their troops gave a befitting reply to the other side XINHUA
    India, Pakistan troops exchange fire on Kashmir LoC: Indian official
    Foreign2 years ago

    India, Pakistan troops exchange fire on Kashmir LoC: Indian official

    Troops of India and Pakistan Monday exchanged heavy fire and targeted each other's positions on Line of Control (LoC), dividing Kashmir, according to Indian military official.

    The two sides exchanged fire on LoC in Sunderbani sector of frontier Rajouri district, about 222 km southwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

    According to Indian army officials, the exchange was going on until last reports poured in. However, so far no loss of life was reported in the skirmishes on the Indian or Pakistani side.

    On Sunday a trooper was killed and two others wounded in an overnight exchange of fire in Shahpur-Kerni sector of adjacent frontier Poonch district.

    The troops of India and Pakistan intermittently exchange fire on LoC and International Border (IB) in Kashmir, despite an agreement in 2003 to observe a cease-fire. However, the cease-fire remains in effect. New Delhi and Islamabad accuse each other of resorting to unprovoked firings and violating cease-fire agreements. And both sides maintain their troops gave a befitting reply to the other side.


    (XINHUA)

  •  Thursday marks 10 years since South Africa hosted a FIFA World Cup highly charged with symbolism But the event was also dogged by questions about the wisdom of spending billions of dollars on a sports event that might have been better used elsewhere Hosting the first football World Cup in Africa was seen as a coming of age for the embattled continent But the month long tournament had a three billion US dollars price tag It came at a time when the country faced an enormous backlog of social needs such as housing hospitals water and electricity Danny Jordaan was the force behind the successful bid and then ran the local organising committee LOC He insists the 2010 World Cup which was won by Spain has left a positive legacy for the country and was money well spent There was never money taken away from the delivery of essential services The money that built the World Cup was always intended for new infrastructure Jordaan told Reuters He said airports roads and stadiums built for the tournament had proven a major boon not only for South African sports but also its economy notably tourism We changed the negative perception about the country and tourism has been a major winner since said Jordaan who is now president of the South African Football Association SAFA There was the sentiment that Africa did not have the capacity and that it couldn t be trusted We were under so much pressure to deal with the world s negativity But after the World Cup we saw a lot of that Afro pessimism end South Africa Tourism said visitor numbers have risen steadily since to a high of 10 2 million last year and contribute close to 10 percent of the GDP of Africa s most industrialised economy The new stadiums and improved pitch conditions had also boosted the standard of the domestic league said Jordaan which in turn won a five year 277 million US dollars television contract in 2013 The Premier Soccer League PSL has made strides and taken amazing steps forward in becoming a better league and is definitely the best in Africa said Benni McCarthy one of South Africa s top players and later a coach in the league But when it comes to the national team we ve just gone completely backwards Hopes that the 2010 finals would spur African football onto greater heights have been dashed That not a single African country got past the first round at the last World Cup in Russia is a great worry Jordaan admitted South Africa has notably lagged in the decade since the tournament outside the top 50 of the FIFA rankings and failed to qualify for the last two World Cups And that really is just sad to know after all the money that was spent added McCarthy OLAL Edited By Olawale Alabi NAN
    A decade on, South Africa insists 2010 World Cup worthy investment
     Thursday marks 10 years since South Africa hosted a FIFA World Cup highly charged with symbolism But the event was also dogged by questions about the wisdom of spending billions of dollars on a sports event that might have been better used elsewhere Hosting the first football World Cup in Africa was seen as a coming of age for the embattled continent But the month long tournament had a three billion US dollars price tag It came at a time when the country faced an enormous backlog of social needs such as housing hospitals water and electricity Danny Jordaan was the force behind the successful bid and then ran the local organising committee LOC He insists the 2010 World Cup which was won by Spain has left a positive legacy for the country and was money well spent There was never money taken away from the delivery of essential services The money that built the World Cup was always intended for new infrastructure Jordaan told Reuters He said airports roads and stadiums built for the tournament had proven a major boon not only for South African sports but also its economy notably tourism We changed the negative perception about the country and tourism has been a major winner since said Jordaan who is now president of the South African Football Association SAFA There was the sentiment that Africa did not have the capacity and that it couldn t be trusted We were under so much pressure to deal with the world s negativity But after the World Cup we saw a lot of that Afro pessimism end South Africa Tourism said visitor numbers have risen steadily since to a high of 10 2 million last year and contribute close to 10 percent of the GDP of Africa s most industrialised economy The new stadiums and improved pitch conditions had also boosted the standard of the domestic league said Jordaan which in turn won a five year 277 million US dollars television contract in 2013 The Premier Soccer League PSL has made strides and taken amazing steps forward in becoming a better league and is definitely the best in Africa said Benni McCarthy one of South Africa s top players and later a coach in the league But when it comes to the national team we ve just gone completely backwards Hopes that the 2010 finals would spur African football onto greater heights have been dashed That not a single African country got past the first round at the last World Cup in Russia is a great worry Jordaan admitted South Africa has notably lagged in the decade since the tournament outside the top 50 of the FIFA rankings and failed to qualify for the last two World Cups And that really is just sad to know after all the money that was spent added McCarthy OLAL Edited By Olawale Alabi NAN
    A decade on, South Africa insists 2010 World Cup worthy investment
    Sport2 years ago

    A decade on, South Africa insists 2010 World Cup worthy investment

    Thursday marks 10 years since South Africa hosted a FIFA World Cup highly charged with symbolism.

    But the event was also dogged by questions about the wisdom of spending billions of dollars on a sports event that might have been better used elsewhere.

    Hosting the first football World Cup in Africa was seen as a coming of age for the embattled continent.

    But the month-long tournament had a three-billion US dollars price tag.

    It came at a time when the country faced an enormous backlog of social needs such as housing, hospitals, water and electricity.

    Danny Jordaan was the force behind the successful bid and then ran the local organising committee (LOC).

    He insists the 2010 World Cup —– which was won by Spain —– has left a positive legacy for the country and was money well spent.

    “There was never money taken away from the delivery of essential services. The money that built the World Cup was always intended for new infrastructure,” Jordaan told Reuters.

    He said airports, roads and stadiums built for the tournament had proven a major boon, not only for South African sports but also its economy, notably tourism.

    “We changed the negative perception about the country and tourism has been a major winner since,” said Jordaan, who is now president of the South African Football Association (SAFA).

    “There was the sentiment that Africa did not have the capacity and that it couldn’t be trusted. We were under so much pressure to deal with the world’s negativity.

    But, after the World Cup, we saw a lot of that Afro-pessimism end.”

    South Africa Tourism said visitor numbers have risen steadily since to a high of 10.2 million last year, and contribute close to 10 percent of the GDP of Africa’s most industrialised economy.

    The new stadiums and improved pitch conditions had also boosted the standard of the domestic league, said Jordaan, which in turn won a five-year 277 million US dollars television contract in 2013.

    The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has made strides and taken amazing steps forward in becoming a better league and is definitely the best in Africa,” said Benni McCarthy, one of South Africa’s top players and later a coach in the league.

    “But when it comes to the national team, we’ve just gone completely backwards.”

    Hopes that the 2010 finals would spur African football onto greater heights have been dashed.

    “That not a single African country got past the first round at the last World Cup in Russia is a great worry,” Jordaan admitted.

    South Africa has notably lagged, in the decade since the tournament, outside the top 50 of the FIFA rankings and failed to qualify for the last two World Cups.

    “And that really is just sad to know after all the money that was spent‚” added McCarthy.
    OLAL

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    Edited By: Olawale Alabi (NAN)
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  •  Troops of India and Pakistan exchanged heavy fire and targeted each other s positions on Tuesday on the Line of Control LoC dividing Kashmir officials said The two sides exchanged fire in Mankote sector of frontier Poonch district about 180 km southwest of Srinagar city the summer capital of Indian controlled Kashmir This morning Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing targeting our forward posts with small arms and shelling in Mankote sector of Poonch an army official said Our side also gave a befitting reply to the other side in response and the firing continued for some time So far no loss of life was reported in the skirmishes on the Indian or Pakistani side According to officials the firing started at around 6 30 a m local time and was going on until last reports poured in The troops of India and Pakistan intermittently exchange fire on LoC and International Border IB in Kashmir despite an agreement in 2003 to observe a cease fire However the cease fire remains in effect New Delhi and Islamabad accuse each other of resorting to unprovoked firings and violating cease fire agreements And both sides maintain their troops gave a befitting reply to the other side LoC is a de facto border that divides Kashmir into India and Pakistan controlled parts India and Pakistan are at loggerheads with each other There has been no considerable improvement in relations of the two countries or resumption of bilateral relations ever since Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of India in 2014 for the first time XINHUA
    India, Pakistan troops exchange fire on Kashmir LoC
     Troops of India and Pakistan exchanged heavy fire and targeted each other s positions on Tuesday on the Line of Control LoC dividing Kashmir officials said The two sides exchanged fire in Mankote sector of frontier Poonch district about 180 km southwest of Srinagar city the summer capital of Indian controlled Kashmir This morning Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing targeting our forward posts with small arms and shelling in Mankote sector of Poonch an army official said Our side also gave a befitting reply to the other side in response and the firing continued for some time So far no loss of life was reported in the skirmishes on the Indian or Pakistani side According to officials the firing started at around 6 30 a m local time and was going on until last reports poured in The troops of India and Pakistan intermittently exchange fire on LoC and International Border IB in Kashmir despite an agreement in 2003 to observe a cease fire However the cease fire remains in effect New Delhi and Islamabad accuse each other of resorting to unprovoked firings and violating cease fire agreements And both sides maintain their troops gave a befitting reply to the other side LoC is a de facto border that divides Kashmir into India and Pakistan controlled parts India and Pakistan are at loggerheads with each other There has been no considerable improvement in relations of the two countries or resumption of bilateral relations ever since Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of India in 2014 for the first time XINHUA
    India, Pakistan troops exchange fire on Kashmir LoC
    Foreign2 years ago

    India, Pakistan troops exchange fire on Kashmir LoC

    Troops of India and Pakistan exchanged heavy fire and targeted each other's positions on Tuesday on the Line of Control (LoC) dividing Kashmir, officials said.

    The two sides exchanged fire in Mankote sector of frontier Poonch district, about 180 km southwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

    "This morning Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing targeting our forward posts with small arms and shelling in Mankote sector of Poonch," an army official said. "Our side also gave a befitting reply to the other side in response and the firing continued for some time."

    So far no loss of life was reported in the skirmishes on the Indian or Pakistani side.

    According to officials the firing started at around 6:30 a.m. (local time) and was going on until last reports poured in.

    The troops of India and Pakistan intermittently exchange fire on LoC and International Border (IB) in Kashmir, despite an agreement in 2003 to observe a cease-fire. However, the cease-fire remains in effect.

    New Delhi and Islamabad accuse each other of resorting to unprovoked firings and violating cease-fire agreements. And both sides maintain their troops gave a befitting reply to the other side.

    LoC is a de facto border that divides Kashmir into India and Pakistan controlled parts.

    India and Pakistan are at loggerheads with each other. There has been no considerable improvement in relations of the two countries or resumption of bilateral relations ever since Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of India in 2014 for the first time.


    (XINHUA)

  •  The Pakistan army said on Wednesday that it had shot down an Indian quadcopter along the Line of Control LoC in the disputed Kashmir region An army statement said the Indian quadcopter committed airspace violation in Rakhchikri sector along the LoC which divides the two countries in Kashmir Pakistan Army troops shot down an Indian spying quadcopter in Rakhchikri Sector along LoC The quadcopter had intruded 650 meters on Pakistan s side of the LoC the army s media wing the Inter Services Public Relations said in a brief statement It is the second time the Pakistan army has claimed to shoot down an Indian quadcopter in less than two months The Pakistan army said on April 9 that it had shot down an Indian quadcopter along the LoC after it committed airspace violation Pakistan and India had declared ceasefire along the LoC the de facto border between both countries in the disputed Kashmir region in 2003 However both sides routinely exchange fire and accuse each other of ceasefire violations Tension has been heightened after India lifted the special status for the Indian controlled Kashmir in August 2019 Pakistan downgraded its diplomatic relations suspended trade relations and train service with India in response XINHUA
    Pakistan shoots down Indian quadcopter along LoC: Pakistan army
     The Pakistan army said on Wednesday that it had shot down an Indian quadcopter along the Line of Control LoC in the disputed Kashmir region An army statement said the Indian quadcopter committed airspace violation in Rakhchikri sector along the LoC which divides the two countries in Kashmir Pakistan Army troops shot down an Indian spying quadcopter in Rakhchikri Sector along LoC The quadcopter had intruded 650 meters on Pakistan s side of the LoC the army s media wing the Inter Services Public Relations said in a brief statement It is the second time the Pakistan army has claimed to shoot down an Indian quadcopter in less than two months The Pakistan army said on April 9 that it had shot down an Indian quadcopter along the LoC after it committed airspace violation Pakistan and India had declared ceasefire along the LoC the de facto border between both countries in the disputed Kashmir region in 2003 However both sides routinely exchange fire and accuse each other of ceasefire violations Tension has been heightened after India lifted the special status for the Indian controlled Kashmir in August 2019 Pakistan downgraded its diplomatic relations suspended trade relations and train service with India in response XINHUA
    Pakistan shoots down Indian quadcopter along LoC: Pakistan army
    Foreign3 years ago

    Pakistan shoots down Indian quadcopter along LoC: Pakistan army

    The Pakistan army said on Wednesday that it had "shot down" an Indian quadcopter along the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region.

    An army statement said the Indian quadcopter committed airspace violation in Rakhchikri sector along the LoC which divides the two countries in Kashmir.

    "Pakistan Army troops shot down an Indian spying quadcopter in Rakhchikri Sector along LoC. The quadcopter had intruded 650 meters on Pakistan's side of the LoC," the army's media wing, the Inter-Services Public Relations, said in a brief statement.

    It is the second time the Pakistan army has claimed to shoot down an Indian quadcopter in less than two months.

    The Pakistan army said on April 9 that it had "shot down" an Indian quadcopter along the LoC after it committed airspace violation.

    Pakistan and India had declared ceasefire along the LoC, the de facto border between both countries in the disputed Kashmir region in 2003. However, both sides routinely exchange fire and accuse each other of ceasefire violations.

    Tension has been heightened after India lifted the special status for the Indian-controlled Kashmir in August, 2019. Pakistan downgraded its diplomatic relations, suspended trade relations and train service with India in response.


    (XINHUA)

  •  Pakistan s army said on Thursday morning that a Pakistani soldier and two civilians were killed in Indian forces firing along the Line of Control LoC in the disputed Kashmir region An army statement said Indian army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation in Kailer and Rakhchikri sectors along the LoC In Kailer sector Indian troops targeted Pakistan army posts with automatics and heavy weapons Pakistan army responded effectively the statement from the army s media wing the Inter Services Public Relations said Reports of heavy losses to Indian troops in men and material said the statement adding that during exchange of intense fire a Pakistani soldier was killed The statement said Indian army troops deliberately targeted civilian population in Rakhchikri sector and a 16 year old girl and a 52 year old woman were killed while a 10 year old boy and 55 year old woman got injured The Foreign Ministry of Pakistan said on Wednesday that a senior Indian diplomat was summoned to register Pakistan s strong protest over the ceasefire violations by the Indian forces along the LoC on Tuesday which resulted in serious injuries to innocent civilians The Indian side was called upon to respect the 2003 ceasefire understanding investigate this and other such incidents of deliberate ceasefire violations and maintain peace along the LoC and the working boundary the statement said Pakistan and India had declared a ceasefire along the LoC the de facto border between both countries in the disputed Kashmir region However both sides have routinely exchanged fire and accused each other of ceasefire violations Tension has been heightened after India lifted the special status for the Indian controlled Kashmir in August last year Pakistan downgraded its diplomatic relations suspended trade relations and train service with India in response XINHUA
    Pakistani soldier, two civilians killed in Indian firing along LoC: Pakistani army
     Pakistan s army said on Thursday morning that a Pakistani soldier and two civilians were killed in Indian forces firing along the Line of Control LoC in the disputed Kashmir region An army statement said Indian army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation in Kailer and Rakhchikri sectors along the LoC In Kailer sector Indian troops targeted Pakistan army posts with automatics and heavy weapons Pakistan army responded effectively the statement from the army s media wing the Inter Services Public Relations said Reports of heavy losses to Indian troops in men and material said the statement adding that during exchange of intense fire a Pakistani soldier was killed The statement said Indian army troops deliberately targeted civilian population in Rakhchikri sector and a 16 year old girl and a 52 year old woman were killed while a 10 year old boy and 55 year old woman got injured The Foreign Ministry of Pakistan said on Wednesday that a senior Indian diplomat was summoned to register Pakistan s strong protest over the ceasefire violations by the Indian forces along the LoC on Tuesday which resulted in serious injuries to innocent civilians The Indian side was called upon to respect the 2003 ceasefire understanding investigate this and other such incidents of deliberate ceasefire violations and maintain peace along the LoC and the working boundary the statement said Pakistan and India had declared a ceasefire along the LoC the de facto border between both countries in the disputed Kashmir region However both sides have routinely exchanged fire and accused each other of ceasefire violations Tension has been heightened after India lifted the special status for the Indian controlled Kashmir in August last year Pakistan downgraded its diplomatic relations suspended trade relations and train service with India in response XINHUA
    Pakistani soldier, two civilians killed in Indian firing along LoC: Pakistani army
    Foreign3 years ago

    Pakistani soldier, two civilians killed in Indian firing along LoC: Pakistani army

    Pakistan's army said on Thursday morning that a Pakistani soldier and two civilians were killed in Indian forces' firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region.

    An army statement said Indian army "initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation" in Kailer and Rakhchikri sectors along the LoC.

    "In Kailer sector, Indian troops targeted Pakistan army posts with automatics and heavy weapons. Pakistan army responded effectively," the statement from the army's media wing, the Inter-Services Public Relations said.

    "Reports of heavy losses to Indian troops in men and material," said the statement, adding that during exchange of intense fire, a Pakistani soldier was killed.

    The statement said Indian army troops "deliberately targeted civilian population" in Rakhchikri sector and a 16-year-old girl and a 52-year-old woman were killed while a 10-year-old boy and 55-year-old woman got injured.

    The Foreign Ministry of Pakistan said on Wednesday that a senior Indian diplomat was summoned to register Pakistan's strong protest over the "ceasefire violations" by the Indian forces along the LoC on Tuesday, which resulted in serious injuries to innocent civilians.

    The Indian side was called upon to respect the 2003 ceasefire understanding, investigate this and other such incidents of deliberate ceasefire violations and maintain peace along the LoC and the working boundary, the statement said.

    Pakistan and India had declared a ceasefire along the LoC, the de facto border between both countries in the disputed Kashmir region. However, both sides have routinely exchanged fire and accused each other of ceasefire violations.

    Tension has been heightened after India lifted the special status for the Indian-controlled Kashmir in August last year. Pakistan downgraded its diplomatic relations, suspended trade relations and train service with India in response.


    (XINHUA)

  •  Pakistan army said on Monday that a woman was killed in Indian forces firing along the Line of Control LoC in the disputed Kashmir region An army statement released on Monday morning said that Indian army troops initiated unprovoked ceasefire violations in Jandrot and Khuiratta sectors along the LoC and deliberately targeting civilian population A woman was killed while an eight year old girl was injuried the statement added The injured child was evacuated and being provided with medical care the statement said Pakistan and India had declared a ceasefire along the LoC the de facto border between both countries in the disputed Kashmir region However both sides have routinely exchanged fire and accused each other of ceasefire violations Tension has been heightened after India lifted the special status for Indian controlled Kashmir in August last year Pakistan downgraded its diplomatic relations suspended trade relations and train service with India in response XINHUA
    Pakistani woman killed in Indian firing on Kashmir LoC: Pakistan army
     Pakistan army said on Monday that a woman was killed in Indian forces firing along the Line of Control LoC in the disputed Kashmir region An army statement released on Monday morning said that Indian army troops initiated unprovoked ceasefire violations in Jandrot and Khuiratta sectors along the LoC and deliberately targeting civilian population A woman was killed while an eight year old girl was injuried the statement added The injured child was evacuated and being provided with medical care the statement said Pakistan and India had declared a ceasefire along the LoC the de facto border between both countries in the disputed Kashmir region However both sides have routinely exchanged fire and accused each other of ceasefire violations Tension has been heightened after India lifted the special status for Indian controlled Kashmir in August last year Pakistan downgraded its diplomatic relations suspended trade relations and train service with India in response XINHUA
    Pakistani woman killed in Indian firing on Kashmir LoC: Pakistan army
    Foreign3 years ago

    Pakistani woman killed in Indian firing on Kashmir LoC: Pakistan army

    Pakistan army said on Monday that a woman was killed in Indian forces' firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region.

    An army statement released on Monday morning said that Indian army troops "initiated unprovoked ceasefire violations" in Jandrot and Khuiratta sectors along the LoC, and "deliberately targeting civilian population."

    A woman was killed while an eight-year-old girl was injuried, the statement added.

    The injured child was evacuated and being provided with medical care, the statement said.

    Pakistan and India had declared a ceasefire along the LoC, the de facto border between both countries in the disputed Kashmir region. However, both sides have routinely exchanged fire and accused each other of ceasefire violations.

    Tension has been heightened after India lifted the special status for Indian-controlled Kashmir in August last year. Pakistan downgraded its diplomatic relations, suspended trade relations and train service with India in response.
    (XINHUA)

  •  The National Council on Sports will on Saturday meet in Edo to deliberate on the way forward following postponement of the National Sports Festival tagged Edo 2020 The Nigeria News Agency reports that the sports festival was postponed on Tuesday due to the Coronavirus pandemic The Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development Mr Gabriel Aduda said this in a statement in Abuja Aduda who is also the Chairman Main Organising Committee MOC for the festival said the extra ordinary council meeting would involve all major stakeholders Members of the National Council on Sports are hereby invited to an Extra Ordinary meeting to deliberate on this development The meeting will hold at the LOC Secretariat Government House Benin Edo he said President Muhammadu Buhari had on Tuesday approved the postponement of the NSF as a precautionary move against the COVID 19 The decision followed close monitoring and updates on COVID 19 and consultations with the Federal Ministry of Health and host of the 20th NSF the Edo State Government The Sports Ministry however commended the progress made toward delivering a world class sporting fiesta and huge resources expended to provide facilities for hosting the festival The ministry said even though the COVID 19 pandemic was not presently affecting Nigeria on the scale it is ravaging other countries of the world precautions must be taken It is in the interest of the safety of Nigerians therefore that the Ministry has postponed the NSF until a later date to be communicated shortly the ministry said Edited By Chinyere Bassey Muhammad Suleiman Tola NAN
    NSF postponement: National Council on Sports meets on way forward
     The National Council on Sports will on Saturday meet in Edo to deliberate on the way forward following postponement of the National Sports Festival tagged Edo 2020 The Nigeria News Agency reports that the sports festival was postponed on Tuesday due to the Coronavirus pandemic The Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development Mr Gabriel Aduda said this in a statement in Abuja Aduda who is also the Chairman Main Organising Committee MOC for the festival said the extra ordinary council meeting would involve all major stakeholders Members of the National Council on Sports are hereby invited to an Extra Ordinary meeting to deliberate on this development The meeting will hold at the LOC Secretariat Government House Benin Edo he said President Muhammadu Buhari had on Tuesday approved the postponement of the NSF as a precautionary move against the COVID 19 The decision followed close monitoring and updates on COVID 19 and consultations with the Federal Ministry of Health and host of the 20th NSF the Edo State Government The Sports Ministry however commended the progress made toward delivering a world class sporting fiesta and huge resources expended to provide facilities for hosting the festival The ministry said even though the COVID 19 pandemic was not presently affecting Nigeria on the scale it is ravaging other countries of the world precautions must be taken It is in the interest of the safety of Nigerians therefore that the Ministry has postponed the NSF until a later date to be communicated shortly the ministry said Edited By Chinyere Bassey Muhammad Suleiman Tola NAN
    NSF postponement: National Council on Sports meets on way forward
    Sport3 years ago

    NSF postponement: National Council on Sports meets on way forward

    The National Council on Sports will on Saturday meet in Edo to deliberate on the way forward following postponement of the National Sports Festival, tagged “Edo 2020” .

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that the sports festival was postponed on Tuesday due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

    The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Gabriel Aduda, said this in a statement in Abuja.

    Aduda, who is also the Chairman, Main Organising Committee (MOC) for the festival, said the extra ordinary council meeting would involve all major stakeholders.

    “Members of the National Council on Sports are hereby invited to an Extra-Ordinary meeting to deliberate on this development.

    “The meeting will hold at the LOC Secretariat, Government House Benin, Edo,” he said.

    President Muhammadu Buhari had on Tuesday approved the postponement of the NSF as a precautionary move against the COVID-19.

    The decision followed close monitoring and updates on COVID-19 and consultations with the Federal Ministry of Health and host of the 20th NSF, the Edo State Government.

    The Sports Ministry, however, commended the progress made toward delivering a world class sporting fiesta and huge resources expended to provide facilities for hosting the festival.

    The ministry said even though the COVID-19 pandemic was not presently affecting Nigeria on the scale it is ravaging other countries of the world, precautions must be taken.

    “It is in the interest of the safety of Nigerians therefore that the Ministry has postponed the NSF, until a later date to be communicated shortly,” the ministry said.


    Edited By: Chinyere Bassey/Muhammad Suleiman Tola
    (NAN)

  •  Gbenga Elegbeleye a former Director General of the defunct National Sports Commission NSC on Tuesday commended organisers of the 20th National Sports Festival NSF for postponing the event following the outbreak of coronavirus Elegbeleye told the Nigeria News Agency be in Abuja that prioritising the health of athletes and officials by postponing the event was a step in the right direction NAN reports that the festival tagged Edo 2020 was scheduled to hold in Benin City between March 22 and April 1 He said Nigeria could not afford to gather so many people together when other countries were taking counter measures There is no need assembling youths and putting their health at risk when the whole world is trying to be cautious because of coronavirus I personally was worried about the NSF and I wondered if parents and guardians would release their wards for the event Thankfully the organisers have done the rational thing Elegbeleye said The former director general pointed out that sports activities have either been cancelled or suspended globally with major European football leagues suspended and this summer s Euro 2020 shifted till 2021 Elegbeleye a member of the 2011 Ministerial Committee on Reform of Football Administration said nothing much would change in terms of logistics and preparedness of the host state Edo has been given the right to host and that will not change The state only has to adjust in terms of marketing sponsorship and whatever perishable procurement it has made For now we cannot afford to be careless when the whole world is being careful he said The Edo 2020 LOC said a new date for the NSF would be announced after due consultations with other stakeholders Edited By Chinyere Bassey and Olawale Alabi NAN
    Elegbeleye hails postponement of 20th National Sports Festival
     Gbenga Elegbeleye a former Director General of the defunct National Sports Commission NSC on Tuesday commended organisers of the 20th National Sports Festival NSF for postponing the event following the outbreak of coronavirus Elegbeleye told the Nigeria News Agency be in Abuja that prioritising the health of athletes and officials by postponing the event was a step in the right direction NAN reports that the festival tagged Edo 2020 was scheduled to hold in Benin City between March 22 and April 1 He said Nigeria could not afford to gather so many people together when other countries were taking counter measures There is no need assembling youths and putting their health at risk when the whole world is trying to be cautious because of coronavirus I personally was worried about the NSF and I wondered if parents and guardians would release their wards for the event Thankfully the organisers have done the rational thing Elegbeleye said The former director general pointed out that sports activities have either been cancelled or suspended globally with major European football leagues suspended and this summer s Euro 2020 shifted till 2021 Elegbeleye a member of the 2011 Ministerial Committee on Reform of Football Administration said nothing much would change in terms of logistics and preparedness of the host state Edo has been given the right to host and that will not change The state only has to adjust in terms of marketing sponsorship and whatever perishable procurement it has made For now we cannot afford to be careless when the whole world is being careful he said The Edo 2020 LOC said a new date for the NSF would be announced after due consultations with other stakeholders Edited By Chinyere Bassey and Olawale Alabi NAN
    Elegbeleye hails postponement of 20th National Sports Festival
    Sport3 years ago

    Elegbeleye hails postponement of 20th National Sports Festival

    Gbenga Elegbeleye, a former Director-General of the defunct National Sports Commission (NSC), on Tuesday commended organisers of the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) for postponing the event following the outbreak of coronavirus.

    Elegbeleye told the Nigeria News Agency be in Abuja that prioritising the health of athletes and officials by postponing the event was a step in the right direction.

    NAN reports that the festival tagged “Edo 2020’’ was scheduled to hold in Benin City between March 22 and April 1.

    He said Nigeria could not afford to gather so many people together when other countries were taking counter-measures.

    “There is no need assembling youths and putting their health at risk when the whole world is trying to be cautious because of coronavirus.

    “I personally was worried about the NSF and I wondered if parents and guardians would release their wards for the event. Thankfully, the organisers have done the rational thing,” Elegbeleye said.

    The former director-general pointed out that sports activities have either been cancelled or suspended globally, with major European football leagues suspended and this summer’s Euro 2020 shifted till 2021.

    Elegbeleye, a member of the 2011 Ministerial Committee on Reform of Football Administration, said nothing much would change in terms of logistics and preparedness of the host state.

    “Edo has been given the right to host and that will not change. The state only has to adjust in terms of marketing, sponsorship and whatever perishable procurement it has made.

    “For now, we cannot afford to be careless when the whole world is being careful,” he said.

    The Edo 2020 LOC said a new date for the NSF would be announced after due consultations with other stakeholders.

    (
    Edited By: Chinyere Bassey and Olawale Alabi)
    (NAN)

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