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  •   13 13 13 Nigeria Diaspora Network congratulates Anambra Governor elect Soludo 13 13 13 13 13 13 Mrs Iwuji an indigene of Anambra and a United States US based Manager of Health Care Home said she was excited that Soludo emerged victorious in an election that was peaceful free fair and credible despite palpable fear that enveloped the state prior to the poll 13 13 The Nigeria Diaspora Network NDN has congratulated the All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA s Candidate Prof Charles Soludo in the Nov 6 governorship election in Anambra on his election victory The NDN s Deputy Director of Fice Mrs Vivian Iwuji in a congratulatory massage made available in Abuja on Thursday described the outcome of the poll as victory for democracy and all the people of Anambra State The News Agency of Nigeria reports that NDN is an association of Nigerian professionals abroad who have come together to channel their skills and resources to the development of Nigeria Mrs Iwuji an indigene of Anambra and a United States US based Manager of Health Care Home said she was excited that Soludo emerged victorious in an election that was peaceful free fair and credible despite palpable fear that enveloped the state prior to the poll NDN s Deputy Director of Fice Mrs Vivian Iwuji The Nigeria Diaspora Network congratulates the former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria CBN Prof Charles Chukwuma Soludo on his election as Governor of Anambra State No doubt your victory in the Anambra State Governorship Election is a victory for democracy on the one hand and a victory for the people of Anambra State who came out in their numbers to elect you as the next governor on the other hand We therefore urge you to extend a hand of fellowship to all individuals and groups involved in the election in order to heal pre election wounds and make Anambra State the beacon of excellence in the South East region she said She assured the governor elect of the group s readiness to work with him for the development of Anambra and Nigeria at large Iwuji also commended residents of the state for the peaceful conduct of the governorship election Prior to this election we called on all the stakeholders in the governorship election to conduct themselves in a manner that would ensure a peaceful election and urged the Independent National Electoral Commission IINEC and security agencies to be neutral It is on record that we have witnessed one of the most peaceful elections in recent times in the country I congratulate our people on this feat she said She said though there were fears over security challenge facing the state the election was largely peaceful The group also commended security agencies for the high level of professionalism displayed while praising President Muhammadu Buhari led government for giving all the candidates a level playing field during the poll Iwuji who commended INEC s impartiality in the election charged the electoral umpire to improve on its use of technology to guard against cases of widely reported failure of Bi Modal Voter Accreditation System BIVAS across numerous polling units and logistics problem attributed to late commencement of the poll Source NAN
    Nigeria Diaspora Network congratulates Anambra Governor-elect Soludo
      13 13 13 Nigeria Diaspora Network congratulates Anambra Governor elect Soludo 13 13 13 13 13 13 Mrs Iwuji an indigene of Anambra and a United States US based Manager of Health Care Home said she was excited that Soludo emerged victorious in an election that was peaceful free fair and credible despite palpable fear that enveloped the state prior to the poll 13 13 The Nigeria Diaspora Network NDN has congratulated the All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA s Candidate Prof Charles Soludo in the Nov 6 governorship election in Anambra on his election victory The NDN s Deputy Director of Fice Mrs Vivian Iwuji in a congratulatory massage made available in Abuja on Thursday described the outcome of the poll as victory for democracy and all the people of Anambra State The News Agency of Nigeria reports that NDN is an association of Nigerian professionals abroad who have come together to channel their skills and resources to the development of Nigeria Mrs Iwuji an indigene of Anambra and a United States US based Manager of Health Care Home said she was excited that Soludo emerged victorious in an election that was peaceful free fair and credible despite palpable fear that enveloped the state prior to the poll NDN s Deputy Director of Fice Mrs Vivian Iwuji The Nigeria Diaspora Network congratulates the former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria CBN Prof Charles Chukwuma Soludo on his election as Governor of Anambra State No doubt your victory in the Anambra State Governorship Election is a victory for democracy on the one hand and a victory for the people of Anambra State who came out in their numbers to elect you as the next governor on the other hand We therefore urge you to extend a hand of fellowship to all individuals and groups involved in the election in order to heal pre election wounds and make Anambra State the beacon of excellence in the South East region she said She assured the governor elect of the group s readiness to work with him for the development of Anambra and Nigeria at large Iwuji also commended residents of the state for the peaceful conduct of the governorship election Prior to this election we called on all the stakeholders in the governorship election to conduct themselves in a manner that would ensure a peaceful election and urged the Independent National Electoral Commission IINEC and security agencies to be neutral It is on record that we have witnessed one of the most peaceful elections in recent times in the country I congratulate our people on this feat she said She said though there were fears over security challenge facing the state the election was largely peaceful The group also commended security agencies for the high level of professionalism displayed while praising President Muhammadu Buhari led government for giving all the candidates a level playing field during the poll Iwuji who commended INEC s impartiality in the election charged the electoral umpire to improve on its use of technology to guard against cases of widely reported failure of Bi Modal Voter Accreditation System BIVAS across numerous polling units and logistics problem attributed to late commencement of the poll Source NAN
    Nigeria Diaspora Network congratulates Anambra Governor-elect Soludo
    General news1 year ago

    Nigeria Diaspora Network congratulates Anambra Governor-elect Soludo

    Nigeria Diaspora Network congratulates Anambra Governor-elect Soludo

    Mrs Iwuji, an indigene of Anambra and a United States (US)-based Manager of Health Care Home, said she was excited that Soludo emerged victorious in an election that was peaceful, free, fair and credible despite palpable fear that enveloped the state prior to the poll.

    The Nigeria Diaspora Network (NDN) has congratulated the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)’s Candidate, Prof.  Charles Soludo, in the Nov. 6 governorship election in Anambra on his election victory.

    The NDN’s Deputy Director of Fice, Mrs Vivian Iwuji, in a congratulatory massage made available in Abuja on Thursday, described the outcome of the poll as “victory for democracy and all the people of Anambra State.”

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that NDN is an association of Nigerian professionals abroad who have come together to channel their skills and resources to the development of Nigeria.

    Mrs Iwuji, an indigene of Anambra and a United States (US)-based Manager of Health Care Home, said she was excited that Soludo emerged victorious in an election that was peaceful, free, fair and credible despite palpable fear that enveloped the state prior to the poll.

    NDN’s Deputy Director of Fice, Mrs Vivian Iwuji

    “The Nigeria Diaspora Network congratulates the former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo, on his election as Governor of Anambra State.

    “No doubt, your victory in the Anambra State Governorship Election is a victory for democracy on the one hand, and a victory for the people of Anambra State, who came out in their numbers to elect you as the next governor on the other hand.

    “We, therefore, urge you to extend a hand of fellowship to all individuals and groups involved in the election in order to heal pre-election wounds and make Anambra State the beacon of excellence in the South-East region,” she said.

    She assured the governor-elect of the group’s readiness to work with him for the development of Anambra and Nigeria at large.

    Iwuji also commended residents of the state for the peaceful conduct of the governorship election.

    “Prior to this election, we called on all the stakeholders in the governorship election to conduct themselves in a manner that would ensure a peaceful election, and urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (IINEC) and security agencies to be neutral.

    “It is on record that we have witnessed one of the most peaceful elections in recent times in the country. I congratulate our people on this feat,” she said.

    She said though there were fears over security challenge facing the state, the election was largely peaceful.

    The group also commended security agencies for the high level of professionalism displayed, while praising President Muhammadu Buhari-led government for giving all the candidates a level-playing field during the poll.

    Iwuji, who commended INEC’s impartiality in the election, charged the electoral umpire to improve on its use of technology to guard against cases of widely reported failure of Bi-Modal Voter Accreditation System (BIVAS) across numerous polling units, and logistics problem attributed to late commencement of the poll.

    Source: NAN

  •   As part of efforts to ensure that the autogas conversion of vehicles yielded the desired results the Federal Government says it has set aside N250 billion for willing investors in autogas assembly plants in the country The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Timipre Sylva disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja at an Autogas Technicians Training and Certification Programme The programme was organised by the technicians in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources National Gas Expansion Programme the Nigerian Institute of Mechanical Engineers Automotive and Locomotive Engineering Institute amongst others The minister who was represented by the Senior Technical Adviser on Referendum Umar Gwandu said that the money was already in the coffers of the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN and those interested in opening conversion centres could access it Mr Sylva explained that the decision to make the money available was as a result of the huge amount spent by government on fuel subsidy adding that it was in line with President Muhammadu Buhari s commitment to adopt gas as an alternative fuel for the country The amount of money government is spending on fuel subsidy is high so the President Muhammadu Buhari led government in a bid to ease the pains of Nigerians decided to look inward and evolved ways to reduce the cost If we focus on moving from fossil fuel to Liquefied Petroleum Gas LPG and Compressed Natural Gas CNG it will save us a lot of money because the benefits are enormous Apart from the fact that autogas is cheaper we are also concerned about making the conversion of cars affordable so that Nigerians can indeed reap the advantage of this new policy the minister said He added that the conversion underscored the seriousness of the new government initiative and urged Nigerians to embrace gas powered vehicles as they were cheaper and more environmentally friendly While pledging the support of the ministry to the project Sylva cautioned autogas technicians to ensure that converted vehicles functioned properly and were well maintained Earlier Robinson Elijah Chairman Autogas Technology Education and Research Advisory Board urged Nigerians and other stakeholders to take advantage of the project Elijah reiterated the commitment of the board to maximise the investment while relying on the experience garnered over the years to ensure that the project was successful Joyce Daser Adams Chief Executive Officer of Auto Lady Engineering Technology told the One of the major challenges in converting a vehicle from fossil fuel to LPG or CNG was the non availability of parts According to her the parts are not in Nigeria we need to import them that is why we are working with foreign partners Mrs Daser Adams also told NAN that the cost of converting a vehicle was about N200 000 adding that it was very safe and the risk of an explosion in the event of a collision was very minimal NAN
    Nigerian govt sets aside N250bn for conversion of vehicles to autogas, says Sylva
      As part of efforts to ensure that the autogas conversion of vehicles yielded the desired results the Federal Government says it has set aside N250 billion for willing investors in autogas assembly plants in the country The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Timipre Sylva disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja at an Autogas Technicians Training and Certification Programme The programme was organised by the technicians in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources National Gas Expansion Programme the Nigerian Institute of Mechanical Engineers Automotive and Locomotive Engineering Institute amongst others The minister who was represented by the Senior Technical Adviser on Referendum Umar Gwandu said that the money was already in the coffers of the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN and those interested in opening conversion centres could access it Mr Sylva explained that the decision to make the money available was as a result of the huge amount spent by government on fuel subsidy adding that it was in line with President Muhammadu Buhari s commitment to adopt gas as an alternative fuel for the country The amount of money government is spending on fuel subsidy is high so the President Muhammadu Buhari led government in a bid to ease the pains of Nigerians decided to look inward and evolved ways to reduce the cost If we focus on moving from fossil fuel to Liquefied Petroleum Gas LPG and Compressed Natural Gas CNG it will save us a lot of money because the benefits are enormous Apart from the fact that autogas is cheaper we are also concerned about making the conversion of cars affordable so that Nigerians can indeed reap the advantage of this new policy the minister said He added that the conversion underscored the seriousness of the new government initiative and urged Nigerians to embrace gas powered vehicles as they were cheaper and more environmentally friendly While pledging the support of the ministry to the project Sylva cautioned autogas technicians to ensure that converted vehicles functioned properly and were well maintained Earlier Robinson Elijah Chairman Autogas Technology Education and Research Advisory Board urged Nigerians and other stakeholders to take advantage of the project Elijah reiterated the commitment of the board to maximise the investment while relying on the experience garnered over the years to ensure that the project was successful Joyce Daser Adams Chief Executive Officer of Auto Lady Engineering Technology told the One of the major challenges in converting a vehicle from fossil fuel to LPG or CNG was the non availability of parts According to her the parts are not in Nigeria we need to import them that is why we are working with foreign partners Mrs Daser Adams also told NAN that the cost of converting a vehicle was about N200 000 adding that it was very safe and the risk of an explosion in the event of a collision was very minimal NAN
    Nigerian govt sets aside N250bn for conversion of vehicles to autogas, says Sylva
    Headlines1 year ago

    Nigerian govt sets aside N250bn for conversion of vehicles to autogas, says Sylva

    As part of efforts to ensure that the autogas conversion of vehicles yielded the desired results, the Federal Government says it has set aside N250 billion for willing investors in autogas assembly plants in the country.

    The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, disclosed this on Tuesday, in Abuja, at an Autogas Technicians Training and Certification Programme.

    The programme was organised by the technicians, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources, National Gas Expansion Programme, the Nigerian Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Automotive and Locomotive Engineering Institute, amongst others.

    The minister, who was represented by the Senior Technical Adviser on Referendum, Umar Gwandu, said that the money was already in the coffers of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and those interested in opening conversion centres could access it.

    Mr Sylva explained that the decision to make the money available was as a result of the huge amount spent by government on fuel subsidy, adding that it was in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to adopt gas as an alternative fuel for the country.

    “The amount of money government is spending on fuel subsidy is high so the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government, in a bid to ease the pains of Nigerians, decided to look inward and evolved ways to reduce the cost.

    “If we focus on moving from fossil fuel to Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG, and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), it will save us a lot of money because the benefits are enormous.

    “Apart from the fact that autogas is cheaper, we are also concerned about making the conversion of cars affordable so that Nigerians can indeed reap the advantage of this new policy,” the minister said.

    He added that the conversion underscored the seriousness of the new government initiative and urged Nigerians to embrace gas-powered vehicles as they were cheaper and more environmentally friendly.

    While pledging the support of the ministry to the project, Sylva cautioned autogas technicians to ensure that converted vehicles functioned properly and were well-maintained.

    Earlier, Robinson Elijah, Chairman, Autogas Technology Education and Research Advisory Board, urged Nigerians and other stakeholders to take advantage of the project.

    Elijah reiterated the commitment of the board to maximise the investment, while relying on the experience garnered over the years to ensure that the project was successful.

    Joyce Daser-Adams, Chief Executive Officer of Auto Lady Engineering Technology, told the One of the major challenges in converting a vehicle from fossil fuel to LPG or CNG was the non- availability of parts.

    According to her, the parts are not in Nigeria, we need to import them that is why we are working with foreign partners.

    Mrs Daser-Adams also told NAN that the cost of converting a vehicle was about N200,000 adding that it was very safe and the risk of an explosion in the event of a collision was very minimal.

    NAN

  •   Stakeholders in the environment sector have underscored the need for the country to preserve its forests and their resources to avoid possible environmental disaster The stakeholders stated this during the golden jubilee and 42nd annual conference of the Forestry Association of Nigeria FAN on Tuesday in Ibadan The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the five day event has as its theme Forestry Development in Nigeria 50 years of Interventions and Advocacy Speaking at the occasion the Minister of Environment Dr Muhammed Abubakar called for concerted and holistic approach by all stakeholders towards the preservation of forest resources in Nigeria Abubakar who spoke on zoom said forests and their resources should be protected to avoid environmental disasters He said that the ministry in its bid to create sustainable environment had implemented the 25 million tree planting agenda of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration He also said that the ministry had engaged in various massive afforestation programmes Also speaking the Minister of Agriculture Mr Sabo Nanono emphasised the importance of taking care of the ecosystem and forests in order for the system to be balanced Nanono represented by one of the directors in the ministry Mrs Iyabo Mustapha said that the ministry had embarked on sustainable agriculture through agro forestry by planting resources in the forest to conserve the soil In his remarks Gov Seyi Makinde of Oyo State said that the current situation of forests in the state was of great concern to his government Makinde represented by his Special Assistant on Environment Mr Demola Aderinto said government in its bid to create a sustainable environment had involved youths in its clean and green project to ensure cleanliness and conservation of green environment He urged research institutes to come up with enduring solutions to the challenges facing forestry in the state and Nigeria at large The governor also appealed to the Federal Government to support the state in its fight against deforestation and climate change Earlier the FAN National President Alhaji Ahmad Ibrahim said that the association was focused on promoting sound management of forest resources Ibrahim said that the aim was to ensure self sufficiency in forest product supply under a stable environment that provided a strong base for friendly and sustainable environment In its 50 years of experience the association has traversed all the geo political zones of Nigeria by organising 41 conferences and several workshops on national and international forestry and environmental issues In the area of sharing the association can boast of 2 500 articles in forestry and environment related fields as outcomes of 41 annual conferences It has also published over 500 peer reviewed articles in 47 volumes of the association s journal a foremost journal that won N5million TETFUND grant in 2013 In celebrating this anniversary there is the need to reflect on key elements of ecosystem services current global changes and their effects on environment and livelihood hence the choice of the theme he said NN reports that highlights of the event were the unveiling and cutting of the anniversary cake and presentation of awards to various deserving members and partners of the association Edited By Chinyere Bassey and NAN Wale Sadeeq
    Stakeholders harp on forest preservation to prevent environmental disaster
      Stakeholders in the environment sector have underscored the need for the country to preserve its forests and their resources to avoid possible environmental disaster The stakeholders stated this during the golden jubilee and 42nd annual conference of the Forestry Association of Nigeria FAN on Tuesday in Ibadan The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the five day event has as its theme Forestry Development in Nigeria 50 years of Interventions and Advocacy Speaking at the occasion the Minister of Environment Dr Muhammed Abubakar called for concerted and holistic approach by all stakeholders towards the preservation of forest resources in Nigeria Abubakar who spoke on zoom said forests and their resources should be protected to avoid environmental disasters He said that the ministry in its bid to create sustainable environment had implemented the 25 million tree planting agenda of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration He also said that the ministry had engaged in various massive afforestation programmes Also speaking the Minister of Agriculture Mr Sabo Nanono emphasised the importance of taking care of the ecosystem and forests in order for the system to be balanced Nanono represented by one of the directors in the ministry Mrs Iyabo Mustapha said that the ministry had embarked on sustainable agriculture through agro forestry by planting resources in the forest to conserve the soil In his remarks Gov Seyi Makinde of Oyo State said that the current situation of forests in the state was of great concern to his government Makinde represented by his Special Assistant on Environment Mr Demola Aderinto said government in its bid to create a sustainable environment had involved youths in its clean and green project to ensure cleanliness and conservation of green environment He urged research institutes to come up with enduring solutions to the challenges facing forestry in the state and Nigeria at large The governor also appealed to the Federal Government to support the state in its fight against deforestation and climate change Earlier the FAN National President Alhaji Ahmad Ibrahim said that the association was focused on promoting sound management of forest resources Ibrahim said that the aim was to ensure self sufficiency in forest product supply under a stable environment that provided a strong base for friendly and sustainable environment In its 50 years of experience the association has traversed all the geo political zones of Nigeria by organising 41 conferences and several workshops on national and international forestry and environmental issues In the area of sharing the association can boast of 2 500 articles in forestry and environment related fields as outcomes of 41 annual conferences It has also published over 500 peer reviewed articles in 47 volumes of the association s journal a foremost journal that won N5million TETFUND grant in 2013 In celebrating this anniversary there is the need to reflect on key elements of ecosystem services current global changes and their effects on environment and livelihood hence the choice of the theme he said NN reports that highlights of the event were the unveiling and cutting of the anniversary cake and presentation of awards to various deserving members and partners of the association Edited By Chinyere Bassey and NAN Wale Sadeeq
    Stakeholders harp on forest preservation to prevent environmental disaster
    Environment2 years ago

    Stakeholders harp on forest preservation to prevent environmental disaster

    Stakeholders in the environment sector have underscored the need for the country to preserve its forests and their resources to avoid possible environmental disaster.

    The stakeholders stated this during the golden jubilee and 42nd annual conference of the Forestry Association of Nigeria (FAN), on Tuesday in Ibadan.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the five-day event has, as its theme: ”Forestry Development in Nigeria: 50 years of Interventions and Advocacy”.

    Speaking at the occasion, the Minister of Environment, Dr Muhammed Abubakar, called for concerted and holistic approach by all stakeholders towards the preservation of forest resources in Nigeria.

    Abubakar, who spoke on zoom, said forests and their resources should be protected to avoid environmental disasters.

    He said that the ministry, in its bid to create sustainable environment, had implemented the 25-million tree planting agenda of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

    He also said that the ministry had engaged in various massive afforestation programmes.

    Also speaking, the Minister of Agriculture, Mr Sabo Nanono, emphasised the importance of taking care of the ecosystem and forests in order for the system to be balanced.

    Nanono, represented by one of the directors in the ministry, Mrs Iyabo Mustapha, said that the ministry had embarked on sustainable agriculture through agro-forestry by planting resources in the forest to conserve the soil.

    In his remarks, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State said that the current situation of forests in the state was of great concern to his government.

    Makinde, represented by his Special Assistant on Environment, Mr Demola Aderinto, said government, in its bid to create a sustainable environment, had involved youths in its ‘clean and green’ project to ensure cleanliness and conservation of green environment.

    He urged research institutes to come up with enduring solutions to the challenges facing forestry in the state and Nigeria at large.

    The governor also appealed to the Federal Government to support the state in its fight against deforestation and climate change.

    Earlier, the FAN National President, Alhaji Ahmad Ibrahim, said that the association was focused on promoting sound management of forest resources.

    Ibrahim said that the aim was to ensure self-sufficiency in forest product supply under a stable environment that provided a strong base for friendly and sustainable environment.

    “In its 50 years of experience, the association has traversed all the geo-political zones of Nigeria by organising 41 conferences and several workshops on national and international forestry and environmental issues.

    “In the area of sharing, the association can boast of 2,500 articles in forestry and environment-related fields as outcomes of 41 annual conferences.

    “It has also published over 500 peer reviewed articles in 47 volumes of the association’s journal, a foremost journal that won N5million TETFUND grant in 2013.

    “In celebrating this anniversary, there is the need to reflect on key elements of ecosystem services, current global changes and their effects on environment and livelihood, hence the choice of the theme,” he said.

    NN reports that highlights of the event were the unveiling and cutting of the anniversary cake and presentation of awards to various deserving members and partners of the association.


    Edited By: Chinyere Bassey and
    (NAN)‘Wale Sadeeq

  •   Mr Adedamola Kuti South West Zone Director Highways Federal Ministry of Works and Housing on Monday said infrastructural development in the South West and other zones remained top priority of the Federal Government Kuti said this in Ibadan while addressing newsmen after a two day inspection tour of ongoing Federal Government s road projects in Oyo State Kuti accompanied by the state Controller of Works Mr Kayode Ibrahim said that the road projects would soon be completed When completed he said that the roads would link various sections of the country and make vehicular movements smooth Although Kuti admitted that there were challenges of funds he however said that government had always tried to ensure that the projects were funded to encourage committed contractors Government is trying to raise money here and there for some of the projects and the result of government s efforts is what we are seeing here It is not for government to borrow money and people don t see what the money is being used it This is part of what the money is being to do he said Kuti urged the media to do more in letting Nigerians know about the infrastructural development projects being executed by the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the director and his team inspected the 52 kilometre Oyo Ogbomoso highway and Liberty Stadium Road Ibadan Others were the bridge being constructed across Ogun River at Km 37 Maya Iseyin Road and the 28 65 kilometre Okeho Iseyin Road Kuti who said that the tour was in continuation of the project inspection in the South West zone expressed satisfaction with the performance of the contractors handling the projects So far so good we are happy with what we have seen The liberty road project is part of the special repairs of the township roads no serious work has started there they re just working on the drainage At the Maya Iseyin road the bridge is already in place Although the contractor Preconsmith Construction Limited was not on site we are impressed with the ongoing work there The Iseyin Okeho road being handled by an indigenous contractor HMF Construction Limited it is barely six months old and we have seen the level of completion within the short period I m impressed that within six months the contracted has worked to an appreciable level unlike some others who will still be struggling to mobilise to site he said Kuti said the people of Oke Ogun zone had seen the impact of government by the projects adding that they should not complain of being abandoned again as the project was in a border town with Republic of Benin He said that government s presence was still being felt in Oke Ogun zone despite the fact that the area was far from the state capital Kuti said that by the time the road was completed agricultural produce would be moved out of the axis with ease We do hope that the nation s economy would be better so that we will be able to secure more funds to execute some of these projects he said On the Oyo Ogbomoso road the director recalled that the Federal Executive Council had approved augmentation of the road s initial contract sum from N47 50 billion to N105 04 billion He said that the adjustment in the scope of work covered areas such as increase in the bearing strength on the road pavement and the volume of thickness of the road The director said that the work done so far on it was of high quality and could stand the test of time adding that the approval of the increase in contract sum would enhance its speedy completion NAN reports that the dual carriageway being handled by Reynoids Construction Company RCC was the second section of Ibadan Ilorin road and a subsection of a major trunk A1 road originating from Apapa Wharf in Lagos and terminating at Sokoto The road is very vital to the socio economic development of the country Since the country basically depends on roads as the major means of transportation the road serves as the link between the Southern part of the country to the Northern part In their separate remarks the RCC Project Manager and the Managing Director HMF Construction Limited Mr Yuri Visman and Mr Ayedesi Adeoye respectively promised to deliver quality jobs They however admitted that funds had been the major challenge being faced in the course of executing their respective projects Kuti said that the contract sum for the Iseyin Okeho road project awarded in April was N6 billion adding that his firm was working to ensure that it was delivered on time Our completion time is 18 months and our mission is to be at 60 per cent of completion stage by April 2021 provided government makes funds available for the project Visman who expressed satisfaction with the augmentation approval by the Federal Executive Council urged the Federal Government to promptly release funds to fast track timely completion of the project Edited By Chidinma Agu and Source NAN Wale Sadeeq
    Infrastructural devt. in South-West, other zones remains FG’s priority – Highway Director
      Mr Adedamola Kuti South West Zone Director Highways Federal Ministry of Works and Housing on Monday said infrastructural development in the South West and other zones remained top priority of the Federal Government Kuti said this in Ibadan while addressing newsmen after a two day inspection tour of ongoing Federal Government s road projects in Oyo State Kuti accompanied by the state Controller of Works Mr Kayode Ibrahim said that the road projects would soon be completed When completed he said that the roads would link various sections of the country and make vehicular movements smooth Although Kuti admitted that there were challenges of funds he however said that government had always tried to ensure that the projects were funded to encourage committed contractors Government is trying to raise money here and there for some of the projects and the result of government s efforts is what we are seeing here It is not for government to borrow money and people don t see what the money is being used it This is part of what the money is being to do he said Kuti urged the media to do more in letting Nigerians know about the infrastructural development projects being executed by the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the director and his team inspected the 52 kilometre Oyo Ogbomoso highway and Liberty Stadium Road Ibadan Others were the bridge being constructed across Ogun River at Km 37 Maya Iseyin Road and the 28 65 kilometre Okeho Iseyin Road Kuti who said that the tour was in continuation of the project inspection in the South West zone expressed satisfaction with the performance of the contractors handling the projects So far so good we are happy with what we have seen The liberty road project is part of the special repairs of the township roads no serious work has started there they re just working on the drainage At the Maya Iseyin road the bridge is already in place Although the contractor Preconsmith Construction Limited was not on site we are impressed with the ongoing work there The Iseyin Okeho road being handled by an indigenous contractor HMF Construction Limited it is barely six months old and we have seen the level of completion within the short period I m impressed that within six months the contracted has worked to an appreciable level unlike some others who will still be struggling to mobilise to site he said Kuti said the people of Oke Ogun zone had seen the impact of government by the projects adding that they should not complain of being abandoned again as the project was in a border town with Republic of Benin He said that government s presence was still being felt in Oke Ogun zone despite the fact that the area was far from the state capital Kuti said that by the time the road was completed agricultural produce would be moved out of the axis with ease We do hope that the nation s economy would be better so that we will be able to secure more funds to execute some of these projects he said On the Oyo Ogbomoso road the director recalled that the Federal Executive Council had approved augmentation of the road s initial contract sum from N47 50 billion to N105 04 billion He said that the adjustment in the scope of work covered areas such as increase in the bearing strength on the road pavement and the volume of thickness of the road The director said that the work done so far on it was of high quality and could stand the test of time adding that the approval of the increase in contract sum would enhance its speedy completion NAN reports that the dual carriageway being handled by Reynoids Construction Company RCC was the second section of Ibadan Ilorin road and a subsection of a major trunk A1 road originating from Apapa Wharf in Lagos and terminating at Sokoto The road is very vital to the socio economic development of the country Since the country basically depends on roads as the major means of transportation the road serves as the link between the Southern part of the country to the Northern part In their separate remarks the RCC Project Manager and the Managing Director HMF Construction Limited Mr Yuri Visman and Mr Ayedesi Adeoye respectively promised to deliver quality jobs They however admitted that funds had been the major challenge being faced in the course of executing their respective projects Kuti said that the contract sum for the Iseyin Okeho road project awarded in April was N6 billion adding that his firm was working to ensure that it was delivered on time Our completion time is 18 months and our mission is to be at 60 per cent of completion stage by April 2021 provided government makes funds available for the project Visman who expressed satisfaction with the augmentation approval by the Federal Executive Council urged the Federal Government to promptly release funds to fast track timely completion of the project Edited By Chidinma Agu and Source NAN Wale Sadeeq
    Infrastructural devt. in South-West, other zones remains FG’s priority – Highway Director
    General news2 years ago

    Infrastructural devt. in South-West, other zones remains FG’s priority – Highway Director

    Mr Adedamola Kuti, South-West Zone Director, Highways, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, on Monday, said infrastructural development in the South-West and other zones remained top priority of the Federal Government.

    Kuti said this in Ibadan while addressing newsmen after a two-day inspection tour of ongoing Federal Government’s road projects in Oyo State.

    Kuti, accompanied by the state Controller of Works, Mr Kayode Ibrahim, said that the road projects would soon be completed.

    When completed, he said that the roads would link various sections of the country and make vehicular movements smooth.

    Although Kuti admitted that there were challenges of funds, he, however, said that government had always tried to ensure that the projects were funded to encourage committed contractors.

    “Government is trying to raise money here and there for some of the projects and the result of government’s efforts is what we are seeing here.

    “It is not for government to borrow money and people don’t see what the money is being used it. This is part of what the money is being to do,” he said.

    Kuti urged the media to do more in letting Nigerians know about the infrastructural development projects being executed by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the director and his team inspected the 52-kilometre Oyo-Ogbomoso highway and Liberty Stadium Road, Ibadan.

    Others were the bridge being constructed across Ogun River at Km. 37, Maya-Iseyin Road and the 28.65-kilometre Okeho-Iseyin Road.

    Kuti, who said that the tour was in continuation of the project inspection in the South-West zone, expressed satisfaction with the performance of the contractors handling the projects.

    “So far so good; we are happy with what we have seen.

    “The liberty road project is part of the special repairs of the township roads; no serious work has started there; they’re just working on the drainage.

    “At the Maya-Iseyin road, the bridge is already in place. Although the contractor, Preconsmith Construction Limited, was not on site, we are impressed with the ongoing work there.

    “The Iseyin-Okeho road being handled by an indigenous contractor, HMF Construction Limited, it is barely six months old and we have seen the level of completion within the short period.

    “I’m impressed that within six months, the contracted has worked to an appreciable level, unlike some others who will still be struggling to mobilise to site,” he said.

    Kuti said the people of Oke Ogun zone had seen the impact of government by the projects, adding that they should not complain of being abandoned again, as the project was in a border town with Republic of Benin.

    He said that government’s presence was still being felt in Oke Ogun zone despite the fact that the area was far from the state capital.

    Kuti said that by the time the road was completed, agricultural produce would be moved out of the axis with ease.

    “We do hope that the nation’s economy would be better so that we will be able to secure more funds to execute some of these projects,” he said.

    On the Oyo-Ogbomoso road, the director recalled that the Federal Executive Council had approved augmentation of the road’s initial contract sum from N47.50 billion to N105.04 billion.

    He said that the adjustment in the scope of work covered areas, such as increase in the bearing strength on the road pavement and the volume of thickness of the road.

    The director said that the work done so far on it was of high quality and could stand the test of time, adding that the approval of the increase in contract sum would enhance its speedy completion.

    NAN reports that the dual carriageway, being handled by Reynoids Construction Company (RCC), was the second section of Ibadan- Ilorin road and a subsection of a major trunk A1 road, originating from Apapa Wharf in Lagos and terminating at Sokoto.

    ”The road is very vital to the socio-economic development of the country. Since the country basically depends on roads as the major means of transportation, the road serves as the link between the Southern part of the country to the Northern part.

    In their separate remarks, the RCC Project Manager and the Managing Director, HMF Construction Limited, Mr Yuri Visman and Mr Ayedesi Adeoye respectively, promised to deliver quality jobs.

    They, however, admitted that funds had been the major challenge being faced in the course of executing their respective projects.

    Kuti said that the contract sum for the Iseyin-Okeho road project, awarded in April, was N6 billion, adding that his firm was working to ensure that it was delivered on time.

    “Our completion time is 18 months and our mission is to be at 60 per cent of completion stage by April 2021, provided government makes funds available for the project.

    Visman, who expressed satisfaction with the augmentation approval by the Federal Executive Council, urged the Federal Government to promptly release funds to fast track timely completion of the project.


    Edited By: Chidinma Agu and
    Source: NAN‘Wale Sadeeq

  •   The Federal Government has commenced the disbursement of N20 000 cash transfer to 1 000 rural women in Gombe State The event was inaugurated by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development Hajiya Sadiya Farouk in Gombe on Thursday According to Farouk the grant is in addition to several social intervention programmes of President Muhammadu Buhari led administration to improve the living standards of vulnerable people in the country She stated that the money was a one off grant to support women widows and vulnerable families to help them earn a living and support their households This is to give lifting hands to women widows and vulnerable persons in Gombe State I charge them to judiciously use the grant to start up a business or enhance existing business to help come out of poverty she said On her part the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development Mrs Pauline Tallen while addressing beneficiaries advised them to use the money judiciously Tallen who appreciated the president said supporting women would translate to supporting the family adding that women play important role in the society Also speaking wife of Gombe State governor Hajiya Asma u Yahaya stated that the money would help women in the state contribute to the welfare of their families One of the beneficiaries Mrs Janet Julius from Akko Local Government Area of the state confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria that she had received the N20 000 cash transfer I am very glad and I thank President Buhari and pray that God will bless him for remembering us I have a little business I am doing so this will be used to support the business I am grateful she added Edited By Julius Toba Jegede Source NAN
    FG commences transfer of N20,000 to rural women in Gombe
      The Federal Government has commenced the disbursement of N20 000 cash transfer to 1 000 rural women in Gombe State The event was inaugurated by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development Hajiya Sadiya Farouk in Gombe on Thursday According to Farouk the grant is in addition to several social intervention programmes of President Muhammadu Buhari led administration to improve the living standards of vulnerable people in the country She stated that the money was a one off grant to support women widows and vulnerable families to help them earn a living and support their households This is to give lifting hands to women widows and vulnerable persons in Gombe State I charge them to judiciously use the grant to start up a business or enhance existing business to help come out of poverty she said On her part the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development Mrs Pauline Tallen while addressing beneficiaries advised them to use the money judiciously Tallen who appreciated the president said supporting women would translate to supporting the family adding that women play important role in the society Also speaking wife of Gombe State governor Hajiya Asma u Yahaya stated that the money would help women in the state contribute to the welfare of their families One of the beneficiaries Mrs Janet Julius from Akko Local Government Area of the state confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria that she had received the N20 000 cash transfer I am very glad and I thank President Buhari and pray that God will bless him for remembering us I have a little business I am doing so this will be used to support the business I am grateful she added Edited By Julius Toba Jegede Source NAN
    FG commences transfer of N20,000 to rural women in Gombe
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    FG commences transfer of N20,000 to rural women in Gombe

    The Federal Government has commenced the disbursement of N20,000  cash transfer to 1,000 rural women in Gombe State.

    The event was inaugurated by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouk, in Gombe on Thursday.

    According to Farouk, the grant is in addition to several social intervention programmes of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to improve the living standards of vulnerable people in the country.

    She stated that the money was a one-off grant to support women, widows and vulnerable families to help them earn a living and support their households.

    “This is to give lifting hands to women, widows and vulnerable persons in Gombe State.

    “I charge them to judiciously use the grant to start up a business or enhance existing business to help come out of poverty,” she said.

    On her part, the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Pauline Tallen, while addressing beneficiaries advised them to use the money judiciously.

    Tallen who appreciated the president said supporting women would translate to supporting the family, adding that women play important role in the society.

    Also speaking, wife of Gombe State governor, Hajiya Asma’u Yahaya, stated that the money would help women in the state contribute to the welfare of their families.

    One of the beneficiaries, Mrs Janet Julius from Akko Local Government Area of the state confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria , that she had received the N20,000 cash transfer.

    “I am very glad and I thank President Buhari and pray that God will bless him for remembering us.

    “I have a little business I am doing, so this will be used to support the business; I am grateful,” she added.


    Edited By: Julius Toba-Jegede
    Source: NAN

  •   The FCT Minister of State Dr Ramatu Aliyu has donated relief maerials and food items to victims of flood in Koton Karfe Local Government in Kogi The minister Special Assistant on Media Mr Austine Elemue in a statement said that Aliyu made the donation when she visited the traditional ruler of Koton Karfe His Royal Majesty Alhaji Abdulrazaq Gombo Aliyu revealed that the medical outreach involves basic medical free screening appropriate treatment counselling and referral to the appropriate healthcare institutions The minister added that the medical outreach also gives the indigenous people the opportunity to access quality healthcare at their door step Aliyu stated that the aim of the medical outreach was to give back to the community She consoled the flood victims in Koton Karfe and other affected areas over the damage suffered during the period Aliyu who said that flood was a natural disaster however called for caution warning that there was the need for precautionary measures to be put in place in order to avoid wanton destruction of property every flood season She assured the people of Kogi that the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration will not derail the country from the path of peace progress and development Responding the monarch commended the minister for the gesture You have demonstrated that you are a true daughter of this land You have touched lives in many ways We are indeed very proud of you he said He assured the minister that after due consultation with his council of chiefs a befitting title would be bestowed on her as a mark of appreciation Similarly the minister also visited her hometown Bodun where she paid homage to Malam Mohamed Sani the Agankyu of Kakanda kingdom She appealed to the people of the kingdom to be patient with the government in the area of infrastructural provisions Aliyu assured that something positive would be done on the road network leading to Bodun community The items donated include 100 pieces of fishing nets 100 pieces of mosquito nets 1000 bags of 10kg rice and 1000 bags of maize Edited By Sadiya Hamza Source NAN
    Minister donates relief materials, food items to Kogi flood victims
      The FCT Minister of State Dr Ramatu Aliyu has donated relief maerials and food items to victims of flood in Koton Karfe Local Government in Kogi The minister Special Assistant on Media Mr Austine Elemue in a statement said that Aliyu made the donation when she visited the traditional ruler of Koton Karfe His Royal Majesty Alhaji Abdulrazaq Gombo Aliyu revealed that the medical outreach involves basic medical free screening appropriate treatment counselling and referral to the appropriate healthcare institutions The minister added that the medical outreach also gives the indigenous people the opportunity to access quality healthcare at their door step Aliyu stated that the aim of the medical outreach was to give back to the community She consoled the flood victims in Koton Karfe and other affected areas over the damage suffered during the period Aliyu who said that flood was a natural disaster however called for caution warning that there was the need for precautionary measures to be put in place in order to avoid wanton destruction of property every flood season She assured the people of Kogi that the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration will not derail the country from the path of peace progress and development Responding the monarch commended the minister for the gesture You have demonstrated that you are a true daughter of this land You have touched lives in many ways We are indeed very proud of you he said He assured the minister that after due consultation with his council of chiefs a befitting title would be bestowed on her as a mark of appreciation Similarly the minister also visited her hometown Bodun where she paid homage to Malam Mohamed Sani the Agankyu of Kakanda kingdom She appealed to the people of the kingdom to be patient with the government in the area of infrastructural provisions Aliyu assured that something positive would be done on the road network leading to Bodun community The items donated include 100 pieces of fishing nets 100 pieces of mosquito nets 1000 bags of 10kg rice and 1000 bags of maize Edited By Sadiya Hamza Source NAN
    Minister donates relief materials, food items to Kogi flood victims
    Metro2 years ago

    Minister donates relief materials, food items to Kogi flood victims

    The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu has donated relief maerials and food items to victims of flood in Koton-Karfe, Local Government in Kogi.

    The minister Special Assistant on Media, Mr Austine Elemue, in a statement said that Aliyu made the donation when she visited the traditional ruler of Koton-Karfe, His Royal Majesty, Alhaji Abdulrazaq Gombo.

    Aliyu revealed that the medical outreach involves basic medical free screening, appropriate treatment, counselling and referral to the appropriate healthcare institutions.

    The minister added that the medical outreach also gives the indigenous people the opportunity to access quality healthcare at their door step.

    Aliyu stated that the aim of the medical outreach was to give back to the community.

    She consoled the flood victims in Koton-Karfe and other affected areas over the damage suffered during the period.

    Aliyu, who said that flood was a natural disaster, however called for caution, warning that there was the need for precautionary measures to be put in place in order to avoid wanton destruction of property every flood season.

    She assured the people of Kogi that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration will not derail the country from the path of peace, progress and development.

    Responding, the monarch, commended the minister for the gesture.

    ” You have demonstrated that you are a true daughter of this land. You have touched lives in many ways. We are indeed very proud of you,” he said.

    He assured the minister that after due consultation with his council of chiefs, a befitting title would be bestowed on her as a mark of appreciation.

    Similarly, the minister also visited her hometown Bodun, where she paid homage to Malam Mohamed Sani, the Agankyu of Kakanda kingdom.

    She appealed to the people of the kingdom to be patient with the government in the area of infrastructural provisions.

    Aliyu assured that something positive would be done on the road network leading to Bodun community.

    The items donated include 100 pieces of fishing nets, 100 pieces of mosquito nets, 1000 bags of 10kg rice and 1000 bags of maize.


    Edited By: Sadiya Hamza
    Source: NAN

  •  SecurityAbuja Nov 2 2020 The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has said that it will not trade words with the opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP in its plot to score selfish and insensitive political gains from issues of national security Mr Yekini Nabena the APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary said this in a statement on Monday in Abuja The statement is in reaction to recent comments by the PDP on the swift operation by the United States to rescue its citizens held hostage by some bandits in Nigeria The PDP in an earlier statement by Mr Kola Ologbondiyan its National Publicity Secretary said that the development confirmed that the APC led Federal Government could not secure the territorial integrity of the country He also said that the development further confirms that the Buhari led administration could not arrest the wave of insecurity ravaging parts of the country As with the case of Saturday s rescue of a kidnapped American citizen in Nigeria by United States Special Forces combating terrorism and other emerging cross border crimes require international collaborations and assistance when necessary We don t expect the PDP to understand this international best practice going by its evil penchant of diverting and sharing counter insurgency funds to its political cronies Nabena said He noted that the PDP could not handle the 2014 abduction of 276 Chibok school girls while claiming a grand political conspiracy against it The APC spokesman added that unlike previous PDP governments the President Muhammadu Buhari led government was not sleeping on the wheel on serious national concerns Edited By Vincent Obi Source NAN
    APC says it won’t trade words with PDP on national security
     SecurityAbuja Nov 2 2020 The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has said that it will not trade words with the opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP in its plot to score selfish and insensitive political gains from issues of national security Mr Yekini Nabena the APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary said this in a statement on Monday in Abuja The statement is in reaction to recent comments by the PDP on the swift operation by the United States to rescue its citizens held hostage by some bandits in Nigeria The PDP in an earlier statement by Mr Kola Ologbondiyan its National Publicity Secretary said that the development confirmed that the APC led Federal Government could not secure the territorial integrity of the country He also said that the development further confirms that the Buhari led administration could not arrest the wave of insecurity ravaging parts of the country As with the case of Saturday s rescue of a kidnapped American citizen in Nigeria by United States Special Forces combating terrorism and other emerging cross border crimes require international collaborations and assistance when necessary We don t expect the PDP to understand this international best practice going by its evil penchant of diverting and sharing counter insurgency funds to its political cronies Nabena said He noted that the PDP could not handle the 2014 abduction of 276 Chibok school girls while claiming a grand political conspiracy against it The APC spokesman added that unlike previous PDP governments the President Muhammadu Buhari led government was not sleeping on the wheel on serious national concerns Edited By Vincent Obi Source NAN
    APC says it won’t trade words with PDP on national security
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    APC says it won’t trade words with PDP on national security

    Security

    Abuja, Nov. 2, 2020 The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that it will not trade words with the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in its plot to score selfish and insensitive political gains from issues of national security.

    Mr Yekini Nabena, the APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, said this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

    The statement is in reaction to recent comments by the PDP on the swift operation by the United States to rescue its citizens held hostage by some bandits in Nigeria.

    The PDP, in an earlier statement by Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, its National Publicity Secretary, said that the development confirmed that the APC-led Federal Government could not secure the territorial integrity of the country.

    He also said that the development further confirms that the Buhari-led administration could not arrest the wave of insecurity ravaging parts of the country.

    “As with the case of Saturday’s rescue of a kidnapped American citizen in Nigeria by United States Special Forces, combating terrorism and other emerging cross border crimes require international collaborations and assistance when necessary.

    “We don’t expect the PDP to understand this international best practice going by its evil penchant of diverting and sharing counter insurgency funds to its political cronies,” Nabena said.

    He noted that the PDP could not handle the 2014 abduction of 276 Chibok school girls while claiming a grand political conspiracy against it.

    The APC spokesman added that unlike previous PDP governments, the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government was not “sleeping on the wheel” on serious national concerns.


    Edited By: Vincent Obi
    Source: NAN

  •  ReportAbuja Nov 1 2020 The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation AGF Abubakar Malami SAN says the Federal Government is set to end impunity for crimes against members of the public including journalists Malami made this known in a statement issued by Dr Umar Gwandu his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations in Abuja on Sunday In a message to commemorate the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists the Minister said it was gratifying to note that Nigeria is no longer among the countries with impunity for crimes against journalists The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the day against is a UN recognized international day observed annually on Nov 2 The day draws attention to the low global conviction rate for violent crimes against journalists and media workers estimated at only one in every ten case The 2020 global index for impunity for crimes against journalists by the Committee to Protect Journalists CPJ released on Oct 28 indicated that Nigeria is the only country that came off the index from 2019 He described the achievement as a result of deliberate and committed efforts of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration through the implementation of many reforms in the Nigerian justice sector These he said include increased access to justice speedy justice dispensation decongesting of Nigeria s correctional centers and judicious implementation of the Criminal Justice Act and Justice Sector reforms The AGF expressed optimism that with the solid foundation of reformed justice sector to be bequeathed by the Buhari Administration never again will Nigeria feature among nations where journalists citizens and inhabitants of the country will suffer from any form of impunity in the future The recent developments in Nigeria s international arbitration against P amp ID and some international oil companies are but indicators of the resolute determination of the federal government to bring to an end an era of impunity and lack of adherence to due diligence and rule of law in governmental operations He recalled that in the last decade before the advent of the present administration Nigeria was ranked 13th across the globe and used to be among the top three African countries with impunity for crimes against journalists only after Somalia and South Sudan While expressing commitment to maintain the tempo Malami added that there is no room for complacency in ensuring serene online and offline atmosphere of journalism practice in the country He noted that with the development of information and communication technology and the internet forming veritable tools for mass communication the government is working to ensure safety of journalists against rhetorical aggression trolling incursion of privacy phishing and cyber attacks With the implementation of the Cybercrime Act 2015 the incidences of cyber related crimes would be minimised He urged journalists to adhere strictly to the ethical provisions of their profession and refrain from misinformation and fake news Edited By Sadiya Hamza Source NAN
    Malami welcomes CPJ report, says Nigeria will end impunity for crimes against journalists
     ReportAbuja Nov 1 2020 The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation AGF Abubakar Malami SAN says the Federal Government is set to end impunity for crimes against members of the public including journalists Malami made this known in a statement issued by Dr Umar Gwandu his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations in Abuja on Sunday In a message to commemorate the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists the Minister said it was gratifying to note that Nigeria is no longer among the countries with impunity for crimes against journalists The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the day against is a UN recognized international day observed annually on Nov 2 The day draws attention to the low global conviction rate for violent crimes against journalists and media workers estimated at only one in every ten case The 2020 global index for impunity for crimes against journalists by the Committee to Protect Journalists CPJ released on Oct 28 indicated that Nigeria is the only country that came off the index from 2019 He described the achievement as a result of deliberate and committed efforts of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration through the implementation of many reforms in the Nigerian justice sector These he said include increased access to justice speedy justice dispensation decongesting of Nigeria s correctional centers and judicious implementation of the Criminal Justice Act and Justice Sector reforms The AGF expressed optimism that with the solid foundation of reformed justice sector to be bequeathed by the Buhari Administration never again will Nigeria feature among nations where journalists citizens and inhabitants of the country will suffer from any form of impunity in the future The recent developments in Nigeria s international arbitration against P amp ID and some international oil companies are but indicators of the resolute determination of the federal government to bring to an end an era of impunity and lack of adherence to due diligence and rule of law in governmental operations He recalled that in the last decade before the advent of the present administration Nigeria was ranked 13th across the globe and used to be among the top three African countries with impunity for crimes against journalists only after Somalia and South Sudan While expressing commitment to maintain the tempo Malami added that there is no room for complacency in ensuring serene online and offline atmosphere of journalism practice in the country He noted that with the development of information and communication technology and the internet forming veritable tools for mass communication the government is working to ensure safety of journalists against rhetorical aggression trolling incursion of privacy phishing and cyber attacks With the implementation of the Cybercrime Act 2015 the incidences of cyber related crimes would be minimised He urged journalists to adhere strictly to the ethical provisions of their profession and refrain from misinformation and fake news Edited By Sadiya Hamza Source NAN
    Malami welcomes CPJ report, says Nigeria will end impunity for crimes against journalists
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    Malami welcomes CPJ report, says Nigeria will end impunity for crimes against journalists

    Report

    Abuja, Nov. 1, 2020 The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the  Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, SAN, says the Federal Government is set to end impunity for crimes against members of the public including journalists.

    Malami made this known in a statement issued by Dr Umar Gwandu, his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations in Abuja on Sunday.

    In a message to commemorate the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, the Minister said it was gratifying to note that Nigeria is no longer among the countries with impunity for crimes against journalists.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the day against is a UN-recognized international day observed annually on Nov. 2.

    The day draws attention to the low global conviction rate for violent crimes against journalists and media workers, estimated at only one in every ten case

    “The 2020 global index for impunity for crimes against journalists by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), released on Oct. 28 indicated that Nigeria is the only country that came off the index from 2019.

     

    He described the achievement as a result of deliberate and committed efforts of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration through the implementation of many reforms in the Nigerian justice sector.

    These, he said, include increased access to justice, speedy justice dispensation, decongesting of Nigeria’s correctional centers and judicious implementation of the Criminal Justice Act and Justice Sector reforms.

    The AGF expressed optimism that with the solid foundation of reformed justice sector to be bequeathed by the Buhari Administration, never again will Nigeria feature among nations  where journalists, citizens and inhabitants of the country will suffer from any form of impunity in the  future.

    “The recent developments in Nigeria’s international arbitration against P&ID and some international oil companies are but indicators of the resolute determination of the federal government to bring to an end an era of impunity and lack of adherence to due diligence and rule of law in governmental operations’’.

    He recalled that in the last decade, before the advent of the present administration, Nigeria was ranked 13th across the globe and used to be among the top three African countries with impunity for crimes against journalists only after Somalia and South Sudan.

    While expressing commitment to maintain the tempo, Malami added that there is no room for complacency in ensuring serene online and offline atmosphere of journalism practice in the country.

    He noted that with the development of information and communication technology and the internet forming veritable tools for mass communication, the government is working to ensure safety of journalists against rhetorical aggression, trolling, incursion of privacy, phishing and cyber attacks.

    “With the implementation of the Cybercrime Act 2015, the incidences of cyber related crimes would be minimised.

    He urged journalists to adhere strictly to the ethical provisions of their profession and refrain from misinformation and fake news.


    Edited By: Sadiya Hamza
    Source: NAN

     

     

  •  The All Progressives Congress APC has called on Nigerians to support ongoing Federal Government reforms and pray for peace progress and unity of the country The party made the call in a statement issued by Mr Yekini Nabena its Deputy National Publicity Secretary on Wednesday in Abuja The statement was to celebrate with Muslim faithful on the occasion of Eid El Maulud which commemorates the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad As exposed in the teachings of Prophet Muhammad Islam is centred on belief in Allah devotion and service to humanity We call on Nigerians to use the occasion of Eid El Maulud to pray for peace progress and unity of the nation We urge Nigerians to be influenced by the great virtues that the Holy Prophet epitomised by imbibing the true meaning of piety sacrifice patience and fellowship he said He noted that many parts of the country were presently ravaged by the aftermath of the EndSARS protests and the unfortunate arson attacks and looting which marred the agitations Nabena added that while we seek justice for alleged police brutality we should engage in peaceful agitations and engagements on all sides He further called on citizens and all stakeholders to take advantage of the Judicial Panels of Inquiry and Restitution being established in states He advised that in our public and private spaces particularly the social media we must collectively resist individuals and interests that sow seeds of discord among us According to the APC spokesman the aim of such persons is to incite violence and divide us along religious ethnic and other perceived lines He added that their intentions were unpatriotic and self serving From social inclusion deregulation anti corruption electoral reforms and now police reforms the President Muhammadu Buhari led government has not shied away from systemic and institutional reforms when necessary We urge Nigerians to support these progressive reforms As we progressively reform rebuild and reposition the country the APC calls on everyone to be circumspect humane and mature in our utterances and actions We renew our call for an end to the looting and arson attacks Nabena said Edited By Donald Ugwu Source NAN
    Eid-El-Maulud: APC urges Nigerians to pray for nation’s peace, progress, unity 
     The All Progressives Congress APC has called on Nigerians to support ongoing Federal Government reforms and pray for peace progress and unity of the country The party made the call in a statement issued by Mr Yekini Nabena its Deputy National Publicity Secretary on Wednesday in Abuja The statement was to celebrate with Muslim faithful on the occasion of Eid El Maulud which commemorates the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad As exposed in the teachings of Prophet Muhammad Islam is centred on belief in Allah devotion and service to humanity We call on Nigerians to use the occasion of Eid El Maulud to pray for peace progress and unity of the nation We urge Nigerians to be influenced by the great virtues that the Holy Prophet epitomised by imbibing the true meaning of piety sacrifice patience and fellowship he said He noted that many parts of the country were presently ravaged by the aftermath of the EndSARS protests and the unfortunate arson attacks and looting which marred the agitations Nabena added that while we seek justice for alleged police brutality we should engage in peaceful agitations and engagements on all sides He further called on citizens and all stakeholders to take advantage of the Judicial Panels of Inquiry and Restitution being established in states He advised that in our public and private spaces particularly the social media we must collectively resist individuals and interests that sow seeds of discord among us According to the APC spokesman the aim of such persons is to incite violence and divide us along religious ethnic and other perceived lines He added that their intentions were unpatriotic and self serving From social inclusion deregulation anti corruption electoral reforms and now police reforms the President Muhammadu Buhari led government has not shied away from systemic and institutional reforms when necessary We urge Nigerians to support these progressive reforms As we progressively reform rebuild and reposition the country the APC calls on everyone to be circumspect humane and mature in our utterances and actions We renew our call for an end to the looting and arson attacks Nabena said Edited By Donald Ugwu Source NAN
    Eid-El-Maulud: APC urges Nigerians to pray for nation’s peace, progress, unity 
    Politics2 years ago

    Eid-El-Maulud: APC urges Nigerians to pray for nation’s peace, progress, unity 

    The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on Nigerians to support ongoing Federal Government reforms and pray for peace, progress and unity of the country.

    The party made the call in a statement issued by Mr Yekini Nabena, its Deputy National Publicity Secretary, on Wednesday in Abuja.

    The statement was to celebrate with Muslim faithful on the occasion of Eid-El-Maulud which commemorates the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.

    “As exposed in the teachings of Prophet Muhammad, Islam is centred on belief in Allah, devotion and service to humanity.

    “We call on Nigerians to use the occasion of Eid-El-Maulud to pray for peace, progress and unity of the nation.

    ‘We urge Nigerians to be influenced by the great virtues that the Holy Prophet epitomised by imbibing the true meaning of piety, sacrifice, patience and fellowship,” he said.

    He noted that many parts of the country were presently ravaged by the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests and the unfortunate arson attacks and looting which marred the agitations.

    Nabena added that while we seek justice for alleged police brutality we should engage in peaceful agitations and engagements on all sides.

    He further called on citizens and all stakeholders to take advantage of the Judicial Panels of Inquiry and Restitution being established in states.

    He advised that in our public and private spaces, particularly the social media, we must collectively resist individuals and interests that sow seeds of discord among us.

    According to the APC spokesman, the aim of such persons is to incite violence and divide us along religious, ethnic and other perceived lines.

    He added that their intentions were unpatriotic and self-serving.

    “From social inclusion, deregulation, anti-corruption, electoral reforms and now police reforms, the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has not shied away from systemic and institutional reforms when necessary.

    “We urge Nigerians to support these progressive reforms.

    “As we progressively reform, rebuild and reposition the country, the APC calls on everyone to be circumspect, humane and mature in our utterances and actions.

    “We renew our call for an end to the looting and arson attacks,” Nabena said.


    Edited By: Donald Ugwu
    Source: NAN

  •  The Kebbi Governor Alhaji Atiku Bagudu has commended youths in the state for exerting their energy on farming to ensure food security rather than engaging in destructive activities Bagudu gave the commendation during a visit to a cassava farm in Maiyama Local Government area on Monday as part of government s efforts to boost food security in the state This development across the state is a good omen to the sustained strides of both the federal and state governments to bolster food production This is more so as Kebbi is among the states recently ravaged by rampaging flood that devastated hundreds of thousands of farmlands houses as well as other critical infrastructure apart from the unfortunate loss of lives and property he said The governor particularly expressed delight that youths in the state had wholeheartedly and patriotically themselves engaged in farming activities in the state According to him this will contribute towards making Nigeria self sufficient in food production improve their personal lives and boost the economy of the state I am happy our youths have restrained themselves from being lured and influenced into violent protests to cause mayhem and destruction Rather they have made themselves useful to themselves and the state by massively embracing all the invaluable agricultural programmes of both the federal and state governments This development couldn t have come at a better time than now when we are strenuously making efforts to uplift the living standard of the people of the state he said Bagudu while outlining the importance of cassava and other food crop programmes towards adding significant value to the National Food Security programme pledged to expand the programmes and provide more inputs to farmers in the state He commended the policy thrust of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration describing it as a motivating factor to achieving the desired result for food production in the country The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the farmland stretching over 10 000 hectares is one of the farms where cassava is being produced under a partnership between the state government and the Central Bank of Nigeria Edited By Zainab Garba and Source NAN Wale Sadeeq
    Kebbi youths more productive than destructive – Gov. Bagudu
     The Kebbi Governor Alhaji Atiku Bagudu has commended youths in the state for exerting their energy on farming to ensure food security rather than engaging in destructive activities Bagudu gave the commendation during a visit to a cassava farm in Maiyama Local Government area on Monday as part of government s efforts to boost food security in the state This development across the state is a good omen to the sustained strides of both the federal and state governments to bolster food production This is more so as Kebbi is among the states recently ravaged by rampaging flood that devastated hundreds of thousands of farmlands houses as well as other critical infrastructure apart from the unfortunate loss of lives and property he said The governor particularly expressed delight that youths in the state had wholeheartedly and patriotically themselves engaged in farming activities in the state According to him this will contribute towards making Nigeria self sufficient in food production improve their personal lives and boost the economy of the state I am happy our youths have restrained themselves from being lured and influenced into violent protests to cause mayhem and destruction Rather they have made themselves useful to themselves and the state by massively embracing all the invaluable agricultural programmes of both the federal and state governments This development couldn t have come at a better time than now when we are strenuously making efforts to uplift the living standard of the people of the state he said Bagudu while outlining the importance of cassava and other food crop programmes towards adding significant value to the National Food Security programme pledged to expand the programmes and provide more inputs to farmers in the state He commended the policy thrust of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration describing it as a motivating factor to achieving the desired result for food production in the country The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the farmland stretching over 10 000 hectares is one of the farms where cassava is being produced under a partnership between the state government and the Central Bank of Nigeria Edited By Zainab Garba and Source NAN Wale Sadeeq
    Kebbi youths more productive than destructive – Gov. Bagudu
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    Kebbi youths more productive than destructive – Gov. Bagudu

    The Kebbi Governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, has commended youths in the state for exerting their energy on farming to ensure food security rather than engaging in destructive activities.

    Bagudu gave the commendation during a visit to a cassava farm in Maiyama Local Government area on Monday, as part of government’s efforts to boost food security in the state.

    “This development across the state is a good omen to the sustained strides of both the federal and state governments to bolster food production.

    “This is more so as Kebbi is among the states recently ravaged by rampaging flood that devastated hundreds of thousands of farmlands, houses as well as other critical infrastructure, apart from the unfortunate loss of lives and property,’’ he said.

    The governor particularly expressed delight that youths in the state had ‘wholeheartedly and patriotically’ themselves engaged in farming activities in the state.

    According to him, this will contribute towards making Nigeria self-sufficient in food production, improve their personal lives and boost the economy of the state.

    “I am happy our youths have restrained themselves from being lured and influenced into violent protests to cause mayhem and destruction.

    “Rather, they have made themselves useful to themselves and the state by massively embracing all the invaluable agricultural programmes of both the federal and state governments.

    “This development couldn’t have come at a better time than now, when we are strenuously making efforts to uplift the living standard of the people of the state,’’ he said.

    Bagudu, while outlining the importance of cassava and other food crop programmes towards adding significant value to the National Food Security programme, pledged to expand the programmes and provide more inputs to farmers in the state.

    He commended the policy thrust of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, describing it as a motivating factor to achieving the desired result for food production in the country.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the farmland, stretching over 10,000 hectares, is one of the farms where cassava is being produced under a partnership between the state government and the Central Bank of Nigeria.


    Edited By: Zainab Garba and
    Source: NAN‘Wale Sadeeq

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