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  •  The Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Sa ad Abubakar III has urged Nigerians to work together in peace and unity for humanity as well as show respect to their individual religions bearing in mind that all are the creations of God Abubakar made the call during a valedictory and welcome dinner organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN for its 12th General Assembly and leadership transition The event which held on Thursday in Abuja marked the end of the five year single tenure of CAN president Rev Samson Ayokunle and the beginning of the tenure of Rev Daniel Okoh As individuals we need to add value into ourselves and we should know that we did not create ourselves God created us and when God was creating us he did not ask us where do you want me to bring you into the world we just found ourselves in some various places he said This he said is the reason all faiths need to work for the sake of humanity He said the challenges facing the country could even be better solved if Nigerians Muslims and Christians pray and work together We need to work together for unit and peace of the country we are to understand one another with love and respect as our various religions teaches love and peace We have serious security confronting us we can be trading blames we have a lot to do to curb this As Christians and Moslems we are the two major faiths and we need to do wat pleases God and would develop our nation He advised that as the general elections draws near it was the duty of all Nigerians to first create an enabling environment to enable the elections He pledged the council s full support for CAN and prayed God to give them the enablement to lead right Also speaking the Prelate Methodist Church Nigeria His Eminence Samuel Kanu Uche in his message with theme Reflecting in Christianity and Nigeria prayed for peace and unity He was represented by Bishop Michael Akinwale Secretary of Conference Methodist Church Nigeria He outlined eight points the government must consciously and international gird their loins to achieve Kanu Uche said government must affect the grassroot positively by impactful governance He said which would execute the needs of the people The prelate said all leaders must ensure godliness in policy making and execution Provision of basic amenities for the populace effective management of the country s commonwealth and provision of employment for the youth and provision of quality and accessible education were not left out Emplacement of equity and justice in governance and prevention of marginalisation of any group of persons based on language creed or sex The prelate also added that Restoration of the dignity of the individual citizen was Paramount for national development In his remarks Sen Bola Ahmed Tinubu APC Presidential flag bearer for the 2023 general elections advised CAN to remain apolitical focused and determined to move the nation forward Tinubu who was represented by Sen Michael Bamidele APC Ekiti Central urged CAN to promote peace and unity for a better Nigeria He added that the mutual relation between Christians and Muslims should be further to greater height for the development of the nation Tinubu said to curb Insecurity in Nigeria all hands must be on deck to achieve that Insecurity goes beyond tribe and religion everyone needs to be security conscious he said He congratulated both the outing and incoming presidents of CAN as he prayed for a mural relationship to keep the body stronger In their speeches Ayodele outgoing CAN president and Okoh incoming CAN president in their respective speeches promised to work together for a stronger religious force to be build which would attract unity and peace in the nation They acknowledged the importance of the roles of both a successor and a predecessor for an organisation to move forward Ayodele thanked all participants for their various contributions tat lead right his successful tenure While Okoh pleaded for support and prayers to enable him have a successful tenure www nanews ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Sultan,Methodist Prelate,Tinubu sue for peace among Nigerians
     The Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Sa ad Abubakar III has urged Nigerians to work together in peace and unity for humanity as well as show respect to their individual religions bearing in mind that all are the creations of God Abubakar made the call during a valedictory and welcome dinner organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN for its 12th General Assembly and leadership transition The event which held on Thursday in Abuja marked the end of the five year single tenure of CAN president Rev Samson Ayokunle and the beginning of the tenure of Rev Daniel Okoh As individuals we need to add value into ourselves and we should know that we did not create ourselves God created us and when God was creating us he did not ask us where do you want me to bring you into the world we just found ourselves in some various places he said This he said is the reason all faiths need to work for the sake of humanity He said the challenges facing the country could even be better solved if Nigerians Muslims and Christians pray and work together We need to work together for unit and peace of the country we are to understand one another with love and respect as our various religions teaches love and peace We have serious security confronting us we can be trading blames we have a lot to do to curb this As Christians and Moslems we are the two major faiths and we need to do wat pleases God and would develop our nation He advised that as the general elections draws near it was the duty of all Nigerians to first create an enabling environment to enable the elections He pledged the council s full support for CAN and prayed God to give them the enablement to lead right Also speaking the Prelate Methodist Church Nigeria His Eminence Samuel Kanu Uche in his message with theme Reflecting in Christianity and Nigeria prayed for peace and unity He was represented by Bishop Michael Akinwale Secretary of Conference Methodist Church Nigeria He outlined eight points the government must consciously and international gird their loins to achieve Kanu Uche said government must affect the grassroot positively by impactful governance He said which would execute the needs of the people The prelate said all leaders must ensure godliness in policy making and execution Provision of basic amenities for the populace effective management of the country s commonwealth and provision of employment for the youth and provision of quality and accessible education were not left out Emplacement of equity and justice in governance and prevention of marginalisation of any group of persons based on language creed or sex The prelate also added that Restoration of the dignity of the individual citizen was Paramount for national development In his remarks Sen Bola Ahmed Tinubu APC Presidential flag bearer for the 2023 general elections advised CAN to remain apolitical focused and determined to move the nation forward Tinubu who was represented by Sen Michael Bamidele APC Ekiti Central urged CAN to promote peace and unity for a better Nigeria He added that the mutual relation between Christians and Muslims should be further to greater height for the development of the nation Tinubu said to curb Insecurity in Nigeria all hands must be on deck to achieve that Insecurity goes beyond tribe and religion everyone needs to be security conscious he said He congratulated both the outing and incoming presidents of CAN as he prayed for a mural relationship to keep the body stronger In their speeches Ayodele outgoing CAN president and Okoh incoming CAN president in their respective speeches promised to work together for a stronger religious force to be build which would attract unity and peace in the nation They acknowledged the importance of the roles of both a successor and a predecessor for an organisation to move forward Ayodele thanked all participants for their various contributions tat lead right his successful tenure While Okoh pleaded for support and prayers to enable him have a successful tenure www nanews ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Sultan,Methodist Prelate,Tinubu sue for peace among Nigerians
    General news2 months ago

    Sultan,Methodist Prelate,Tinubu sue for peace among Nigerians

    The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has urged Nigerians to work together in peace and unity for humanity as well as show respect to their individual religions bearing in mind that all are the creations of God. Abubakar, made the call during a valedictory and welcome dinner  organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN ) for its 12th General Assembly and leadership transition.

    The event which held on Thursday in Abuja marked the end of the five-year single tenure of CAN president, Rev. Samson Ayokunle and the beginning of the tenure of Rev. Daniel Okoh. “As individuals we need to add value into ourselves and we should know that we did not create ourselves.

    ” God created us and when God was creating us he did not ask us where do you want me to bring you into the world,we just found ourselves in some various places,” he said.

    This, he said, is the reason all faiths need to work for the sake of humanity.

    He said the challenges facing the country could even be better solved if Nigerians, Muslims and Christians pray and work together.

    “We need to work together for unit and peace of the country.

    ” we are to understand one another with love and respect, as our various religions teaches love and peace.

    “We have serious security confronting us,we can be trading blames,we have a lot to do to curb this.

    ” As Christians and Moslems we are the two major faiths and we need to do wat pleases God and would develop our nation.

    He advised that as the general elections draws near, it was the duty of all Nigerians to first create an enabling environment to enable the elections.

    He pledged the council’s full support for CAN and prayed God to give them the enablement to lead right.

    Also speaking, the Prelate Methodist Church Nigeria, His Eminence Samuel Kanu-Uche in his message with theme:”Reflecting in Christianity and Nigeria”, prayed for peace and unity.

    He was represented by Bishop Michael Akinwale ,Secretary of Conference Methodist Church ,Nigeria.

    He outlined eight points the government must consciously and international gird their loins to achieve.

    Kanu-Uche said government must affect the grassroot positively by impactful governance.

    He said which would execute the needs of the people.

    The prelate said all leaders must ensure godliness in policy making and execution.

    ” Provision of basic amenities for the populace effective management of the country’s commonwealth and provision of employment for the youth and provision of quality and accessible education were not left out”.

    ” Emplacement of equity and justice in governance and prevention of marginalisation of any group of persons based on language creed or sex”.

    The prelate also added that Restoration of the dignity of the individual citizen, was Paramount for national development.

    In his remarks, Sen. Bola Ahmed- Tinubu,APC Presidential flag bearer for the 2023 general elections advised CAN to remain apolitical,focused and determined to move the nation forward.

    Tinubu who was represented by Sen. Michael Bamidele (APC Ekiti Central), urged CAN to promote peace and unity for a better Nigeria.

    He added that the mutual relation between Christians and Muslims should be further to greater height for the development of the nation.

    Tinubu said to curb Insecurity in Nigeria all hands must be on deck to achieve that.

    “Insecurity goes beyond tribe and religion, everyone needs to be security conscious”,he said.

    He congratulated both the outing and incoming presidents of CAN,as he prayed for a mural relationship to keep the body stronger.

    In their speeches Ayodele, outgoing CAN president and  Okoh incoming CAN president in their respective speeches promised to work together for a stronger religious force to be build which would attract unity and peace in the nation.

    They acknowledged the importance of the roles of both a successor and a predecessor for an organisation to move forward.

    Ayodele thanked all participants for their various contributions tat lead right his successful tenure.

    While Okoh pleaded for support and prayers to enable him have a successful tenure.

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  •   By Naomi Sharang The Senate on Wednesday passed a bill for the establishment of the Federal University of Health and Medical Sciences Iyin Ekiti in Ekiti The passage followed the presentation of the report of the Senate Committee on Health Secondary and Tertiary presented by the Chairman Sen Ibrahim Oloriegbe during plenary The bill was sponsored by Sen Michael Bamidele APC Ekiti Chairman Senate Committee on Judiciary Human Rights and Legal Matters Presenting the report on Wednesday Oloriegbe who said that the bill was read for the second time on March 16 said it sought to advance learning and higher education in the field of medicine and environmental sciences He further said that the establishment of the university would provide basic scientific training as a foundation for the development of medicine and allied disciplines He said The bill is to provide a highly specialised institution that is not only productive but needed for medical advancement of the country The University will be delivering education and training to current and future employees of medical profession The goal of the university is to inspire and motivate students and medical personnel about the value of becoming health professionals so as to lead the change for realising a more sustainable health sector that serves a more sustainable world www Source NAN
    Senate passes bill to establish medical sciences varsity in Iyin-Ekiti
      By Naomi Sharang The Senate on Wednesday passed a bill for the establishment of the Federal University of Health and Medical Sciences Iyin Ekiti in Ekiti The passage followed the presentation of the report of the Senate Committee on Health Secondary and Tertiary presented by the Chairman Sen Ibrahim Oloriegbe during plenary The bill was sponsored by Sen Michael Bamidele APC Ekiti Chairman Senate Committee on Judiciary Human Rights and Legal Matters Presenting the report on Wednesday Oloriegbe who said that the bill was read for the second time on March 16 said it sought to advance learning and higher education in the field of medicine and environmental sciences He further said that the establishment of the university would provide basic scientific training as a foundation for the development of medicine and allied disciplines He said The bill is to provide a highly specialised institution that is not only productive but needed for medical advancement of the country The University will be delivering education and training to current and future employees of medical profession The goal of the university is to inspire and motivate students and medical personnel about the value of becoming health professionals so as to lead the change for realising a more sustainable health sector that serves a more sustainable world www Source NAN
    Senate passes bill to establish medical sciences varsity in Iyin-Ekiti
    General news1 year ago

    Senate passes bill to establish medical sciences varsity in Iyin-Ekiti

    By Naomi Sharang

    The Senate on Wednesday passed a bill for the establishment of the Federal University of Health and Medical Sciences, Iyin-Ekiti, in Ekiti.

    The passage followed the presentation of the report of the Senate Committee on Health (Secondary and Tertiary) presented by the Chairman, Sen. Ibrahim Oloriegbe during plenary.

    The bill was sponsored by Sen. Michael Bamidele (APC-Ekiti), Chairman Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters.

    Presenting the report on Wednesday, Oloriegbe who said that the bill was read for the second time on March 16,  said it sought to advance learning and higher education in the field of medicine and environmental sciences.

    He further said that the establishment of the university would provide basic scientific training as a foundation for the development of medicine and allied disciplines.

    He said, “The bill is to provide a highly specialised institution that is not only productive but needed for medical advancement of the country.

    “The University will be delivering education and training to current and future employees of medical profession.

    “The goal of the university is to inspire and motivate students and medical personnel about the value of becoming health professionals so as to lead the change for realising a more sustainable health sector that serves a more sustainable world.” (www. )

    Source: NAN

  •  Vehicle owners and commuters in Lagos on Thursday decried the increment in pump price of Premium Motor Spirit PMS following the new ex depot price announced by Petroleum Products Marketing Company PPMC The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the PPMC a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporations NNPC had on Wednesday announced a new ex depot price of N151 56k for PMS also known as petrol A NAN correspondent who monitored the development in Ikeja Agege Maryland Egbeda and Iyana Ipaja axis of the state observed that some major marketers were selling fuel at N161 per litre However some filling stations owned by Independent marketers dispensed the product at between N162 and N164 per litre depending on their location A vehicle owner Mr Victor Olaniyi told NAN that the increment caught him unawares and had left him frustrated He said I usually fill my tank once a week and I was supposed to fill it on Tuesday but I was unable to and I had to buy fuel at N162 today I believe the increment is much because last week I bought fuel at N148 per litre Government should please look into this because it will affect everybody he said Another motorist Mr Taiwo Balogun said as a private cab operator he increased his fares to meet with realities in the country He said he usually picked people from Ikeja to G R A for N150 but increased the fare to N200 per passenger due to the fuel increment A businesswoman Ms Joy Ibe said she paid N500 from Iyana Ipaja to Oshodi a journey that usually cost between N300 to N400 depending on the time of the day My fear about the fuel increment was that bus drivers would take advantage of it to hike fares and that is what they have done This is going to affect the cost of goods and services unless something is done quickly she said Another commuter Mr Michael Bamidele said his plan was to commute with the BRT buses because they were cheaper than the commercial ones He said I leave very early to work now and join BRT This morning they commercial buses were carrying Iyana Ipaja to Oshodi at N400 while BRT which is faster is N300 The queue is now very long because everybody prefers waiting than being exploited by the commercial buses he explained NAN reports that the oil marketers had attributed the increment of the ex depot price from N138 62k in August to N151 56k in September to market forces due to the deregulation of PMS by the government Edited By Ifeyinwa Okonkwo NAN
    Petrol: Motorists, commuters groan as marketers implement new pump price regime in Lagos
     Vehicle owners and commuters in Lagos on Thursday decried the increment in pump price of Premium Motor Spirit PMS following the new ex depot price announced by Petroleum Products Marketing Company PPMC The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the PPMC a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporations NNPC had on Wednesday announced a new ex depot price of N151 56k for PMS also known as petrol A NAN correspondent who monitored the development in Ikeja Agege Maryland Egbeda and Iyana Ipaja axis of the state observed that some major marketers were selling fuel at N161 per litre However some filling stations owned by Independent marketers dispensed the product at between N162 and N164 per litre depending on their location A vehicle owner Mr Victor Olaniyi told NAN that the increment caught him unawares and had left him frustrated He said I usually fill my tank once a week and I was supposed to fill it on Tuesday but I was unable to and I had to buy fuel at N162 today I believe the increment is much because last week I bought fuel at N148 per litre Government should please look into this because it will affect everybody he said Another motorist Mr Taiwo Balogun said as a private cab operator he increased his fares to meet with realities in the country He said he usually picked people from Ikeja to G R A for N150 but increased the fare to N200 per passenger due to the fuel increment A businesswoman Ms Joy Ibe said she paid N500 from Iyana Ipaja to Oshodi a journey that usually cost between N300 to N400 depending on the time of the day My fear about the fuel increment was that bus drivers would take advantage of it to hike fares and that is what they have done This is going to affect the cost of goods and services unless something is done quickly she said Another commuter Mr Michael Bamidele said his plan was to commute with the BRT buses because they were cheaper than the commercial ones He said I leave very early to work now and join BRT This morning they commercial buses were carrying Iyana Ipaja to Oshodi at N400 while BRT which is faster is N300 The queue is now very long because everybody prefers waiting than being exploited by the commercial buses he explained NAN reports that the oil marketers had attributed the increment of the ex depot price from N138 62k in August to N151 56k in September to market forces due to the deregulation of PMS by the government Edited By Ifeyinwa Okonkwo NAN
    Petrol: Motorists, commuters groan as marketers implement new pump price regime in Lagos
    Oil & Gas2 years ago

    Petrol: Motorists, commuters groan as marketers implement new pump price regime in Lagos

    Vehicle owners and commuters in Lagos on Thursday decried the increment in pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), following the new ex-depot price announced by Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC).

     

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the PPMC, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporations (NNPC), had on Wednesday announced a new ex-depot price of N151.56k for PMS, also known as petrol.

     

    A NAN correspondent who monitored the development in Ikeja, Agege, Maryland, Egbeda and Iyana Ipaja axis of the state, observed that some major marketers were selling fuel at N161 per litre.

     

    However, some filling stations owned by Independent marketers dispensed the product at between N162 and N164 per litre, depending on their location.

     

    A vehicle owner, Mr Victor Olaniyi, told NAN that the increment caught him unawares and had left him frustrated.

     

    He said: “I usually fill my tank once a week and I was supposed to fill it on Tuesday but I was unable to and I had to buy fuel at N162 today.

     

    “I believe the increment is much, because last week I bought fuel at N148 per litre. Government should please look into this because it will affect everybody,” he said.

     

    Another motorist, Mr Taiwo Balogun, said as a private cab operator, he increased his fares to meet with realities in the country.

     

    He said he usually picked people from Ikeja to G.R.A for N150 but increased the fare to N200 per passenger due to the fuel increment.

     

    A businesswoman, Ms Joy Ibe said she paid N500 from Iyana Ipaja to Oshodi, a journey that usually cost between N300 to N400 depending on the time of the day.

     

    “My fear about the fuel increment was that bus drivers would take advantage of it to hike fares and that is what they have done.

     

    “This is going to affect the cost of goods and services, unless something is done quickly,” she said.

     

    Another commuter, Mr Michael Bamidele, said his plan was to commute with the BRT buses because they were cheaper than the commercial ones.

     

    He said: “I leave very early to work now and join BRT. This morning, they (commercial buses) were carrying Iyana Ipaja to Oshodi at N400 while BRT which is faster is N300.

     

    “The queue is now very long because everybody prefers waiting than being exploited by the commercial buses,” he explained.

     

    NAN reports that the oil marketers had attributed the increment of the ex-depot price from N138.62k in August to N151.56k in September to market forces due to the deregulation of PMS by the government.

     


    Edited By: Ifeyinwa Okonkwo (NAN)

     

     

  •  The Senate on Thursday confirmed the nominations of 42 Ambassador designates presented by President Muhammadu Buhari for confirmation as Ambassadors to Nigerian foreign missions The confirmation of the nominees at plenary followed a presentation of the report of the Committee on Foreign Affairs thtough its Chairman Sen Bulkachuwa Muhammad and consideration of same at the committee of the whole President Muhammadu Buhari had in a letter addressed to President of the Senate and read on May 12 at plenary sought the confirmation of the Senate for appointment of 42 nominees as career ambassadors to Nigerian foreign missions The 42 nominees confirmed are Chikezie Nwachukwu Abia Alex Kefas Adamawa Raymond Brown Akwa Ibom Godfrey Odudigbo Anambra Obinna Onowu Anambra Yakubu Suleiman Bauchi Also confirmed are Ekpebike Agnana Bayelsa Benaoyagha Okoyen Bayelsa Mustapha Okoko Benue Aisha Garba Borno Mukhtar Bashir Borno Mfawa Abam Cross River Asari Allotey Cross River George Edokpa Edo Anderson Madubuike Enugu Adamu Lamuwa Gombe Innocent Iwejuo Imo Abubakar Sarki Jigawa Yakubu Ahmed Jigawa Suleiman Umar Kaduna Ahmed Sule Kano Gambo Hamza Kano Others are Nura Rimi Katsina Lami Ahmed Remawa Katsina Mohammed Manu Kebbi lngekem Ocheni Kogi lsmaila Yusuf Kogi Mistura Abdulraheem Kwara Wosilat Adedeji Lagos Ogah Ari Nasarawa A A Musa Niger Nart Kolo Niger Safiyu Olaniyan Ogun Abiodun Adejola Ogun Olawale Awe Ondo Olukayode Aluko Osun Ismail Alatishe Osun Victor Adeleke Oyo Matin Adamu Plateau lbim Charles Rivers Zachariah lfu Taraba and Bukar Hamman Yobe The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the upper chamber also confirmed the nomination of Justice Monica Mensem as the President of the Court of Appeal The confirmation followed a presentation of the report of the Senate Committee on Judiciary Human Rights and Legal Matters The Chairman Sen Michael Bamidele presented the report and it was considered at the senate committee of the whole Similarly it also confirmed the nomination of Mr John Kolo for appointment as Commissioner of Federal Character Commission following a presentation of the report of the Committee on Federal Character and Inter Governmental Affairs It was also considered by same committee of the whole In his remarks President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan said at the moment many of our embassies don t have the ambassadors or high commissioners I will therefore urge the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ensure they process the postings as quickly as possible We need to have our interest protected in those countries We have very strategic reasons why we should be represented properly in some of these countries The absence of the ambassadors and high commissioners makes it difficult for a proper representation or even dispatches to the fatherland Edited By Bola Akingbehin Donald Ugwu NAN
    Senate confirms 42 career ambassador designates
     The Senate on Thursday confirmed the nominations of 42 Ambassador designates presented by President Muhammadu Buhari for confirmation as Ambassadors to Nigerian foreign missions The confirmation of the nominees at plenary followed a presentation of the report of the Committee on Foreign Affairs thtough its Chairman Sen Bulkachuwa Muhammad and consideration of same at the committee of the whole President Muhammadu Buhari had in a letter addressed to President of the Senate and read on May 12 at plenary sought the confirmation of the Senate for appointment of 42 nominees as career ambassadors to Nigerian foreign missions The 42 nominees confirmed are Chikezie Nwachukwu Abia Alex Kefas Adamawa Raymond Brown Akwa Ibom Godfrey Odudigbo Anambra Obinna Onowu Anambra Yakubu Suleiman Bauchi Also confirmed are Ekpebike Agnana Bayelsa Benaoyagha Okoyen Bayelsa Mustapha Okoko Benue Aisha Garba Borno Mukhtar Bashir Borno Mfawa Abam Cross River Asari Allotey Cross River George Edokpa Edo Anderson Madubuike Enugu Adamu Lamuwa Gombe Innocent Iwejuo Imo Abubakar Sarki Jigawa Yakubu Ahmed Jigawa Suleiman Umar Kaduna Ahmed Sule Kano Gambo Hamza Kano Others are Nura Rimi Katsina Lami Ahmed Remawa Katsina Mohammed Manu Kebbi lngekem Ocheni Kogi lsmaila Yusuf Kogi Mistura Abdulraheem Kwara Wosilat Adedeji Lagos Ogah Ari Nasarawa A A Musa Niger Nart Kolo Niger Safiyu Olaniyan Ogun Abiodun Adejola Ogun Olawale Awe Ondo Olukayode Aluko Osun Ismail Alatishe Osun Victor Adeleke Oyo Matin Adamu Plateau lbim Charles Rivers Zachariah lfu Taraba and Bukar Hamman Yobe The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the upper chamber also confirmed the nomination of Justice Monica Mensem as the President of the Court of Appeal The confirmation followed a presentation of the report of the Senate Committee on Judiciary Human Rights and Legal Matters The Chairman Sen Michael Bamidele presented the report and it was considered at the senate committee of the whole Similarly it also confirmed the nomination of Mr John Kolo for appointment as Commissioner of Federal Character Commission following a presentation of the report of the Committee on Federal Character and Inter Governmental Affairs It was also considered by same committee of the whole In his remarks President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan said at the moment many of our embassies don t have the ambassadors or high commissioners I will therefore urge the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ensure they process the postings as quickly as possible We need to have our interest protected in those countries We have very strategic reasons why we should be represented properly in some of these countries The absence of the ambassadors and high commissioners makes it difficult for a proper representation or even dispatches to the fatherland Edited By Bola Akingbehin Donald Ugwu NAN
    Senate confirms 42 career ambassador designates
    Politics2 years ago

    Senate confirms 42 career ambassador designates

    The Senate on Thursday confirmed the nominations of 42 Ambassador designates presented by President Muhammadu Buhari, for confirmation as Ambassadors to Nigerian foreign missions.

    The confirmation of the nominees at plenary, followed a presentation of the report of the Committee on Foreign Affairs thtough its Chairman, Sen. Bulkachuwa Muhammad, and consideration of same at the committee of the whole.

    President Muhammadu Buhari had in a letter addressed to President of the Senate and read on May 12, at plenary sought the confirmation of the Senate for appointment of 42 nominees as career ambassadors to Nigerian foreign missions.

    The 42 nominees confirmed are: Chikezie Nwachukwu (Abia); Alex Kefas (Adamawa); Raymond Brown (Akwa Ibom); Godfrey Odudigbo (Anambra); Obinna Onowu (Anambra); Yakubu Suleiman (Bauchi)

    “Also confirmed are: Ekpebike Agnana (Bayelsa); Benaoyagha Okoyen (Bayelsa); Mustapha Okoko (Benue); Aisha Garba (Borno); Mukhtar Bashir (Borno); Mfawa Abam (Cross River); Asari Allotey (Cross River).

    “George Edokpa (Edo); Anderson Madubuike (Enugu); Adamu Lamuwa (Gombe); Innocent Iwejuo (Imo); Abubakar Sarki (Jigawa); Yakubu Ahmed (Jigawa); Suleiman Umar (Kaduna); Ahmed Sule (Kano); Gambo Hamza (Kano).”

    Others are: Nura Rimi (Katsina); Lami Ahmed-Remawa (Katsina); Mohammed Manu (Kebbi); lngekem Ocheni (Kogi); lsmaila Yusuf (Kogi); Mistura Abdulraheem (Kwara).

    “Wosilat Adedeji (Lagos); Ogah Ari (Nasarawa); A. A. Musa (Niger); Nart Kolo (Niger); Safiyu Olaniyan (Ogun); Abiodun Adejola (Ogun); Olawale Awe (Ondo); Olukayode Aluko (Osun); Ismail Alatishe (Osun); Victor Adeleke (Oyo).

    “Matin Adamu (Plateau); lbim Charles (Rivers); Zachariah lfu (Taraba) and Bukar Hamman (Yobe).

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the upper chamber also confirmed the nomination of Justice Monica Mensem, as the President of the Court of Appeal.

    The confirmation followed a presentation of the report of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters.

    The Chairman, Sen. Michael Bamidele, presented the report and it was considered at the senate committee of the whole.

    Similarly, it also confirmed the nomination of Mr John Kolo for appointment as Commissioner of Federal Character Commission following a presentation of the report of the Committee on Federal Character and Inter -Governmental Affairs.

    It was also considered by same committee of the whole.

    In his remarks, President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan said, “at the moment, many of our embassies don’t have the ambassadors or high commissioners.

    “I will, therefore, urge the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to ensure they process the postings as quickly as possible.

    “We need to have our interest protected in those countries. We have very strategic reasons why we should be represented properly in some of these countries.

    “The absence of the ambassadors and high commissioners makes it difficult for a proper representation or even dispatches to the fatherland.


    Edited By: Bola Akingbehin/Donald Ugwu (NAN)

  •  The Presidency says Mansur Ahmed an Executive Director Dangote Group and President Manufacturers Association of Nigeria MAN is to represent the Organised Private Sector on the Board of Trustees of the Police Trust Fund President Muhammadu Buhari had on Wednesday approved the appointment of retired Inspector General of Police Suleiman Abba as Chairman Board of Trustees of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund The president according to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Malam Garba Shehu also named Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto as Executive Secretary of the fund The presidential aide revealed that President Buhari approved six members representing various interest groups including Mansur Ahmed as members of the Board of Trustees of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund Shehu however gave clarification in a statement in Abuja on Thursday that Mansur Ahmed was mistakenly mentioned as Representative of the Organised Labour instead of the organised Private Sector The statement read in part In our statement yesterday Wednesday on the above subject we inadvertently stated that Engr Mansur Ahmed is to represent the Organised Labour on the Board He is actually to represent Organised Private Sector and not Labour being Executive Director Dangote Group and President Manufacturers Association of Nigeria MAN The inadvertence is regretted Other members of the Board are Mr Nnamdi Maurice Mbaeri Representing Ministry of Police Affairs Inspector General of Police Representing Nigeria Police Force and Usman Bilkisu Representing Ministry of Justice Mr Ben Akabueze DG Budget and National Planning Representing Ministry of Finance Budget and National Planning and Dr Michael Bamidele Adebiyi Representing Civil Society Group are also members of the board Edited By Emmanuel Yashim NAN
    Police Trust Fund Board: Mansur Ahmed to represent private sector not labour – Presidency
     The Presidency says Mansur Ahmed an Executive Director Dangote Group and President Manufacturers Association of Nigeria MAN is to represent the Organised Private Sector on the Board of Trustees of the Police Trust Fund President Muhammadu Buhari had on Wednesday approved the appointment of retired Inspector General of Police Suleiman Abba as Chairman Board of Trustees of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund The president according to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Malam Garba Shehu also named Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto as Executive Secretary of the fund The presidential aide revealed that President Buhari approved six members representing various interest groups including Mansur Ahmed as members of the Board of Trustees of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund Shehu however gave clarification in a statement in Abuja on Thursday that Mansur Ahmed was mistakenly mentioned as Representative of the Organised Labour instead of the organised Private Sector The statement read in part In our statement yesterday Wednesday on the above subject we inadvertently stated that Engr Mansur Ahmed is to represent the Organised Labour on the Board He is actually to represent Organised Private Sector and not Labour being Executive Director Dangote Group and President Manufacturers Association of Nigeria MAN The inadvertence is regretted Other members of the Board are Mr Nnamdi Maurice Mbaeri Representing Ministry of Police Affairs Inspector General of Police Representing Nigeria Police Force and Usman Bilkisu Representing Ministry of Justice Mr Ben Akabueze DG Budget and National Planning Representing Ministry of Finance Budget and National Planning and Dr Michael Bamidele Adebiyi Representing Civil Society Group are also members of the board Edited By Emmanuel Yashim NAN
    Police Trust Fund Board: Mansur Ahmed to represent private sector not labour – Presidency
    General news2 years ago

    Police Trust Fund Board: Mansur Ahmed to represent private sector not labour – Presidency

    The Presidency says Mansur Ahmed, an Executive Director, Dangote Group and President, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) is to represent the Organised Private Sector on the Board of Trustees of the Police Trust Fund.

    President Muhammadu Buhari had on Wednesday approved the appointment of retired Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, as Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund.

    The president, according to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, also named Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto as Executive Secretary of the fund.

    The presidential aide revealed that President Buhari approved six members representing various interest groups including Mansur Ahmed as members of the Board of Trustees of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund.

    Shehu, however, gave clarification in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, that Mansur Ahmed was mistakenly mentioned as Representative of the Organised Labour instead of the organised Private Sector.

    The statement read in part: ”In our statement yesterday (Wednesday) on the above subject, we inadvertently stated that Engr. Mansur Ahmed is to represent the Organised Labour on the Board.

    ”He is actually to represent Organised Private Sector and not Labour being Executive Director, Dangote Group and President, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN).

    ”The inadvertence is regretted.”

    Other members of the Board are: Mr Nnamdi Maurice Mbaeri – Representing Ministry of Police Affairs; Inspector-General of Police – Representing Nigeria Police Force and Usman Bilkisu – Representing Ministry of Justice.

    Mr Ben Akabueze (DG, Budget and National Planning) – Representing Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning and Dr Michael Bamidele Adebiyi – Representing Civil Society Group are also members of the board.


    Edited By: Emmanuel Yashim (NAN)

  •  President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of retired Inspector General of Police Suleiman Abba as Chairman Board of Trustees of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund Malam Garba Shehu Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity who confirmed this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday said the appointment was in pursuant to the Nigeria Police Trust Fund Establishment Act 2019 According to him the President also approved the appointments of the following as Executive Secretary and members of the Board respectively Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto Executive Secretary Mr Nnamdi Maurice Mbaeri Representing Ministry of Police Affairs Inspector General of Police Representing Nigeria Police Force Usman Bilkisu Representing Ministry of Justice Mr Ben Akabueze DG Budget and National Planning Representing Ministry of Finance Budget and National Planning Engr Mansur Ahmed Representing Organised Labour Dr Michael Bamidele Adebiyi Representing Civil Society Group Shehu said The above appointments are in furtherance of the Buhari administration s commitment and drive to retooling Policing Architecture in the country by emplacing the Police Trust Fund to meet the aspiration of a well funded equipped and highly professional Nigeria Police Force in line with international best practices This objective informed President Buhari s re establishment of the Ministry of Police Affairs on August 20 2019 The presidential aide quoted President Buhari to have also commended state governors members of the National Assembly and Nigerians for their patriotic and spirited efforts at reforming Policing Architecture to deepen the country s internal security The Minister of Police Affairs Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi according to him will announce the inauguration date of the Board of Trustees of the Police Trust Fund Edited By Wale Ojetimi NAN
    Buhari appoints ex-IGP Suleiman Abba as Board Chairman, Police Trust Fund
     President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of retired Inspector General of Police Suleiman Abba as Chairman Board of Trustees of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund Malam Garba Shehu Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity who confirmed this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday said the appointment was in pursuant to the Nigeria Police Trust Fund Establishment Act 2019 According to him the President also approved the appointments of the following as Executive Secretary and members of the Board respectively Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto Executive Secretary Mr Nnamdi Maurice Mbaeri Representing Ministry of Police Affairs Inspector General of Police Representing Nigeria Police Force Usman Bilkisu Representing Ministry of Justice Mr Ben Akabueze DG Budget and National Planning Representing Ministry of Finance Budget and National Planning Engr Mansur Ahmed Representing Organised Labour Dr Michael Bamidele Adebiyi Representing Civil Society Group Shehu said The above appointments are in furtherance of the Buhari administration s commitment and drive to retooling Policing Architecture in the country by emplacing the Police Trust Fund to meet the aspiration of a well funded equipped and highly professional Nigeria Police Force in line with international best practices This objective informed President Buhari s re establishment of the Ministry of Police Affairs on August 20 2019 The presidential aide quoted President Buhari to have also commended state governors members of the National Assembly and Nigerians for their patriotic and spirited efforts at reforming Policing Architecture to deepen the country s internal security The Minister of Police Affairs Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi according to him will announce the inauguration date of the Board of Trustees of the Police Trust Fund Edited By Wale Ojetimi NAN
    Buhari appoints ex-IGP Suleiman Abba as Board Chairman, Police Trust Fund
    Defence/Security2 years ago

    Buhari appoints ex-IGP Suleiman Abba as Board Chairman, Police Trust Fund

    President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of retired Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, as Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund.

    Malam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, who confirmed this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, said the appointment was in pursuant to the Nigeria Police Trust Fund Establishment Act 2019.

    According to him, the President also approved the appointments of the following as Executive Secretary and members of the Board respectively:

    1. Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto – Executive Secretary
    2. Mr Nnamdi Maurice Mbaeri – Representing Ministry of Police Affairs
    3. Inspector-General of Police – Representing Nigeria Police Force
    4. Usman Bilkisu – Representing Ministry of Justice
    5. Mr Ben Akabueze (DG, Budget and National Planning) – Representing Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning
    6. Engr. Mansur Ahmed – Representing Organised Labour
    7. Dr Michael Bamidele Adebiyi – Representing Civil Society Group.

    Shehu said: “The above appointments are in furtherance of the Buhari administration’s commitment and drive to retooling Policing Architecture in the country by emplacing the Police Trust Fund to meet the aspiration of a well-funded, equipped and highly professional Nigeria Police Force in line with international best practices.

    “This objective informed President Buhari’s re-establishment of the Ministry of Police Affairs on August 20, 2019.’’

    The presidential aide quoted President Buhari to have also commended state governors, members of the National Assembly and Nigerians for their patriotic and spirited efforts at reforming Policing Architecture to deepen the country’s internal security.

    The Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, according to him, will announce the inauguration date of the Board of Trustees of the Police Trust Fund.


    Edited By: Wale Ojetimi (NAN)

  •  The Chairman Senate Committee on Judiciary Human Rights and Legal Matters Sen Michael Bamidele has said that the National Assembly would not falter in making laws for the advancement of Nigeria Bamidele made the remarks in a Public hearing on the Protection from Internet Falsehood and manipulations and for Related Matters Bill 2019 held at on Monday at the National Assembly Complex The Nigeria News Agency reports that the bill tagged Social Media Bill sponsored by Sen Sani Musa APC Niger passed the second reading in the Senate on Nov 20 2019 According to him the national assembly as the bedrock and traditional custodian of constitutional democracy charged with the responsibility of making laws would not shirk in its mandate of making laws that would be acceptable in the country He said that it was through the instrumentality of public hearings that legislative committees gather information and receive valuable contributions from the members of the public that enhanced the legislative processes The chairman said that the bill sought among other things to make provision for a legal framework to regulate and control the use of internet and its intermediaries in the transmission of information in the country The objectives of the proposed bill include to prevent the transmission of false statements and declaration of facts in Nigeria and to enable measures to be taken to counter the effects of such transmission To suppress the financing promotion and other support of online locations that repeatedly transmit false statements and declaration of facts in Nigeria While the support for the passage of the bill is predicated on the fact that it will curtail hate speeches and fake news other views expressed against its passage were to the effect that the bill is aimed at gagging the freedom of speech guaranteed by the Constitution Declaring the public hearing opened President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan noted that the hearing was a crucial one because the bill had generated a lot of passion which was not unexpected because the bill is related to the internet He said that the internet had become central to humans as it has reshaped how they lived worked and how they interacted Like every other innovation it has had its positive and negative sides While it has somewhat made communication easier faster and even cheaper it has also affected our ability to easily trust some information When this kind of situation arises we should interrogate all the sides in the divides on a continuous basis Lawan said if this was done it would lead to a better understanding of the dimensions and provide an agreeable way forward The Senate and indeed the National Assembly have never assumed the position of knowing it all Our rules and procedures do not even envisage a position where we will arrogate to ourselves knowledge of everything It was for this reason that we were prompt in referring the protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulations and for Related Matters Bill 2019 sb 132 to the relevant committee last November And it is pursuant to our procedure to open up discussions that we have invited you all In assembling here however we need to remember that there are multiple positions on every argument This implies that we should not just be open minded and dispassionate but should be ready to hear the other side no matter how strong we feel about our own position I agree that matters of freedom of speech and the inalienable rights of man are issues we should not compromise I also agree that the right of an individual ends where the rights of another individual begins The rope between the freedom of an individual and the limits of that individual was often a tight one to walk and as a people however we could not stop discussing this freedom and its limitations for peace and harmony the senate president said Edited By Modupe Adeloye Sadiya Hamza NAN
    NASS ‘ll not falter in making laws for advancement of Nigeria–Bamidele
     The Chairman Senate Committee on Judiciary Human Rights and Legal Matters Sen Michael Bamidele has said that the National Assembly would not falter in making laws for the advancement of Nigeria Bamidele made the remarks in a Public hearing on the Protection from Internet Falsehood and manipulations and for Related Matters Bill 2019 held at on Monday at the National Assembly Complex The Nigeria News Agency reports that the bill tagged Social Media Bill sponsored by Sen Sani Musa APC Niger passed the second reading in the Senate on Nov 20 2019 According to him the national assembly as the bedrock and traditional custodian of constitutional democracy charged with the responsibility of making laws would not shirk in its mandate of making laws that would be acceptable in the country He said that it was through the instrumentality of public hearings that legislative committees gather information and receive valuable contributions from the members of the public that enhanced the legislative processes The chairman said that the bill sought among other things to make provision for a legal framework to regulate and control the use of internet and its intermediaries in the transmission of information in the country The objectives of the proposed bill include to prevent the transmission of false statements and declaration of facts in Nigeria and to enable measures to be taken to counter the effects of such transmission To suppress the financing promotion and other support of online locations that repeatedly transmit false statements and declaration of facts in Nigeria While the support for the passage of the bill is predicated on the fact that it will curtail hate speeches and fake news other views expressed against its passage were to the effect that the bill is aimed at gagging the freedom of speech guaranteed by the Constitution Declaring the public hearing opened President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan noted that the hearing was a crucial one because the bill had generated a lot of passion which was not unexpected because the bill is related to the internet He said that the internet had become central to humans as it has reshaped how they lived worked and how they interacted Like every other innovation it has had its positive and negative sides While it has somewhat made communication easier faster and even cheaper it has also affected our ability to easily trust some information When this kind of situation arises we should interrogate all the sides in the divides on a continuous basis Lawan said if this was done it would lead to a better understanding of the dimensions and provide an agreeable way forward The Senate and indeed the National Assembly have never assumed the position of knowing it all Our rules and procedures do not even envisage a position where we will arrogate to ourselves knowledge of everything It was for this reason that we were prompt in referring the protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulations and for Related Matters Bill 2019 sb 132 to the relevant committee last November And it is pursuant to our procedure to open up discussions that we have invited you all In assembling here however we need to remember that there are multiple positions on every argument This implies that we should not just be open minded and dispassionate but should be ready to hear the other side no matter how strong we feel about our own position I agree that matters of freedom of speech and the inalienable rights of man are issues we should not compromise I also agree that the right of an individual ends where the rights of another individual begins The rope between the freedom of an individual and the limits of that individual was often a tight one to walk and as a people however we could not stop discussing this freedom and its limitations for peace and harmony the senate president said Edited By Modupe Adeloye Sadiya Hamza NAN
    NASS ‘ll not falter in making laws for advancement of Nigeria–Bamidele
    Politics3 years ago

    NASS ‘ll not falter in making laws for advancement of Nigeria–Bamidele

    The Chairman Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Sen. Michael Bamidele has said that the National Assembly would not falter in making laws for the advancement of Nigeria.

    Bamidele made the remarks in a Public hearing on the Protection from Internet Falsehood and manipulations and for Related Matters Bill, 2019 held at on Monday at the National Assembly, Complex.

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that the  bill, tagged Social Media Bill sponsored by Sen. Sani Musa (APC-Niger) passed the second reading in the Senate on Nov. 20, 2019.

    According to him, the national assembly as the bedrock and traditional custodian of constitutional democracy charged with the responsibility of making laws would not shirk in its mandate of making laws that would be acceptable in the country.

    He said that it was through the instrumentality of public hearings that legislative committees gather information and receive valuable contributions from the members of the public that enhanced the legislative processes.

    The chairman said that the bill sought among other things, to make provision for a legal framework to regulate and control the use of internet and its intermediaries in the transmission of information in the country.

    “The objectives of the proposed bill include to prevent the transmission of false statements and declaration of facts in Nigeria and to enable measures to be taken to counter the effects of such transmission.

    ” To suppress the financing, promotion and other support of online locations that repeatedly transmit false statements and declaration of facts in Nigeria.”

    “While the support for the passage of the bill is predicated on the fact that it will curtail hate speeches and fake news, other views expressed against its passage were to the effect that the bill is aimed at gagging the freedom of speech guaranteed by the Constitution.”

    Declaring the public hearing opened, President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan noted that the hearing was a crucial one because the bill had generated a lot of passion which was not unexpected because the bill is related to the internet.

    He said that the internet had become central to humans as it has reshaped how they lived, worked and how they interacted.

    “Like every other innovation, it has had its positive and negative sides. While it has somewhat made communication easier, faster and even cheaper, it has also affected our ability to easily trust some information.

    “When this kind of situation arises, we should interrogate all the sides in the divides on a continuous basis.”

    Lawan said if this was done, it would lead to a better understanding of the dimensions and provide an agreeable way forward.

    “The Senate, and indeed the National Assembly have never assumed the position of knowing it all. Our rules and procedures do not even envisage a position where we will arrogate to ourselves knowledge of everything.

    “It was for this reason that we were prompt in referring the protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulations and for Related Matters Bill, 2019 (sb.132), to the relevant committee last November.

    “And it is pursuant to our procedure to open up discussions that we have invited you all. In assembling here however, we need to remember that there are multiple positions on every argument.

    “This implies that we should not just be open minded and dispassionate, but should be ready to hear the other side, no matter how strong we feel about our own position.

    “I agree that matters of freedom of speech and the inalienable rights of man are issues we should not compromise. I also agree that the right of an individual ends where the rights of another individual begins”.

    ” The rope between the freedom of an individual and the limits of that individual was often a tight one to walk and as a people however, we could not stop discussing this freedom and its limitations for peace and harmony” the senate president said.


    Edited By: Modupe Adeloye/Sadiya Hamza
    (NAN)