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  •  The National Association of Nigerian Students NANS has appealed to Nigerian students not to take the closure of schools by both the Federal and state governments as an opportunity for social gathering or visiting each other The South West Coordinator of NANS Olawale Kappo made the appeal in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency on Thursday in Lagos Kappo said that during this period students should try to achieve their personal goals and observe personal hygiene every time As a responsive and purpose driven students body we are fully aware that substantial numbers of students are living off campus which means closure of schools may not reduce interactions among students Taking into cognisance that some students will consider this time an ideal opportunity to throw personal parties in their respective hostels while inevitably inviting friends over we humbly recommend that students should return home to assist their parents And for those who due to some circumstances cannot go home should stay where they area and enroll for free online courses all through the compulsorily imposed break he said Kappo said that all students should comply with the directives of the Federal and state governments as well as that of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC and various Ministries of Health Efforts of all these individuals and institutions will amount to nothing if we do not comply as considered appropriate to all measures put in place by the governments and their teams It is not a battle to be fought by health professionals and governments alone because it is a battle that can only be won by the collective efforts of everyone including the Nigerian students Students control the largest platforms to pass information than any other social groups This means students should engage only in passing relevant and correct information to avoid the spread of fake news that can cause panic among the people he said Edited By Abiodun Esan Peter Dada NAN
    COVID-19: NANS appeals to Nigerian students to comply with Govt directives
     The National Association of Nigerian Students NANS has appealed to Nigerian students not to take the closure of schools by both the Federal and state governments as an opportunity for social gathering or visiting each other The South West Coordinator of NANS Olawale Kappo made the appeal in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency on Thursday in Lagos Kappo said that during this period students should try to achieve their personal goals and observe personal hygiene every time As a responsive and purpose driven students body we are fully aware that substantial numbers of students are living off campus which means closure of schools may not reduce interactions among students Taking into cognisance that some students will consider this time an ideal opportunity to throw personal parties in their respective hostels while inevitably inviting friends over we humbly recommend that students should return home to assist their parents And for those who due to some circumstances cannot go home should stay where they area and enroll for free online courses all through the compulsorily imposed break he said Kappo said that all students should comply with the directives of the Federal and state governments as well as that of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC and various Ministries of Health Efforts of all these individuals and institutions will amount to nothing if we do not comply as considered appropriate to all measures put in place by the governments and their teams It is not a battle to be fought by health professionals and governments alone because it is a battle that can only be won by the collective efforts of everyone including the Nigerian students Students control the largest platforms to pass information than any other social groups This means students should engage only in passing relevant and correct information to avoid the spread of fake news that can cause panic among the people he said Edited By Abiodun Esan Peter Dada NAN
    COVID-19: NANS appeals to Nigerian students to comply with Govt directives
    Education3 years ago

    COVID-19: NANS appeals to Nigerian students to comply with Govt directives

    The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has appealed to Nigerian students not to take the closure of schools  by both the Federal and state governments  as an opportunity for social gathering or visiting each other.

     

    The South-West Coordinator of NANS, Olawale Kappo,  made the appeal  in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency on Thursday in Lagos.

     

    Kappo said that during this period, students should try to achieve their personal goals and observe personal hygiene every time.

     

    “As a responsive and purpose-driven students’ body, we are fully aware that substantial numbers of students are living off campus which means closure of schools may not reduce interactions among students.

     

    “Taking into cognisance that some students will consider this time an ideal opportunity to throw personal parties in their respective hostels while inevitably inviting friends over, we humbly recommend that students should return home to assist their parents.

     

    “And for those who, due to some circumstances, cannot go  home should  stay where they area and enroll for free online courses all through the compulsorily imposed break,” he said.

     

    Kappo said that all students should comply with the directives of the Federal and state governments as well as  that of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and  various Ministries of Health.

     

    “Efforts of all these individuals and institutions will amount to nothing if we do not comply as considered appropriate to all measures put in place by the governments and their teams.

     

    “It is not a battle to be fought by health professionals and governments alone because it is a battle that can only be won by the collective efforts of everyone, including the Nigerian students.

     

    “Students control the largest platforms to pass information than any other social groups.

     

    “This  means students should engage only in passing relevant and correct information to avoid the spread of fake news that can cause panic among the people,” he said.

     


    Edited By: Abiodun Esan/Peter Dada
    (NAN)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  •  COVID 19 NANS commends FG s proactive measures The National Association of Nigerian Students NANS has commended and appreciated the Federal Government for mechanisms put in place so far to curtail the Coronavirus pandemic Mr Azeez Adeyemi the National Public Relations Officer of the association gave the commendation during a press conference in Abeokuta on Monday Adeyemi said that the ban placed on gatherings in churches mosques and other public places by the Federal Government to avoid the spread of the virus was commendable He said that the students body was aware of the crucial role of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC and the collaborating efforts of health practitioners and other civil society organisations The NANS spokesperson called on NCDC to be more proactive in attending to COVID 19 cases saying that the pandemic should be addressed aggressively Students are in full support of the closure of all federal government owned institutions from federal colleges of education to universities Nigerian students should please abide by the guidelines released by the Federal Government in curbing and mitigating the effect of the deadly virus he said Adeyemi called for accountability in the administration of any counterpart fund received by government and organisations to combat and curtail the spread of Coronavirus NANS stands with the Nigeria government and indeed the entire world at this trying time As part of efforts to curtail the virus NANS will be embarking on aggressive sensitisation through the social media platforms to mobilise Nigerians to follow the directives of the government and adhere to them he said Adeyemi however pleaded with the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria MAN and direct retailers not to take advantage of this pandemic to inflate prices of commodities Edited By Oluyinka Fadare and NAN Wale Sadeeq
    COVID-19: NANS commends FG’s proactive measures
     COVID 19 NANS commends FG s proactive measures The National Association of Nigerian Students NANS has commended and appreciated the Federal Government for mechanisms put in place so far to curtail the Coronavirus pandemic Mr Azeez Adeyemi the National Public Relations Officer of the association gave the commendation during a press conference in Abeokuta on Monday Adeyemi said that the ban placed on gatherings in churches mosques and other public places by the Federal Government to avoid the spread of the virus was commendable He said that the students body was aware of the crucial role of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC and the collaborating efforts of health practitioners and other civil society organisations The NANS spokesperson called on NCDC to be more proactive in attending to COVID 19 cases saying that the pandemic should be addressed aggressively Students are in full support of the closure of all federal government owned institutions from federal colleges of education to universities Nigerian students should please abide by the guidelines released by the Federal Government in curbing and mitigating the effect of the deadly virus he said Adeyemi called for accountability in the administration of any counterpart fund received by government and organisations to combat and curtail the spread of Coronavirus NANS stands with the Nigeria government and indeed the entire world at this trying time As part of efforts to curtail the virus NANS will be embarking on aggressive sensitisation through the social media platforms to mobilise Nigerians to follow the directives of the government and adhere to them he said Adeyemi however pleaded with the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria MAN and direct retailers not to take advantage of this pandemic to inflate prices of commodities Edited By Oluyinka Fadare and NAN Wale Sadeeq
    COVID-19: NANS commends FG’s proactive measures
    General news3 years ago

    COVID-19: NANS commends FG’s proactive measures

    COVID-19: NANS commends FG’s proactive measures: The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has commended and appreciated the Federal Government for mechanisms put in place so far to curtail the Coronavirus pandemic.

    Mr Azeez Adeyemi, the National Public Relations Officer of the association, gave the commendation during a press conference in Abeokuta on Monday.

    Adeyemi said that the ban placed on gatherings in churches, mosques and other public places by the Federal Government to avoid the spread of the virus was commendable.

    He said that the students’ body was aware of the crucial role of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the collaborating efforts of health practitioners and other civil society organisations.

    The NANS spokesperson called on NCDC to be more proactive in attending to COVID-19 cases, saying that the pandemic should be addressed aggressively.

    “Students are in full support of the closure of all federal government-owned institutions from federal colleges of education to universities.

    “Nigerian students should please abide by the guidelines released by the Federal Government in curbing and mitigating the effect of the deadly virus,’’ he said.

    Adeyemi called for accountability in the administration of any counterpart fund received by government and organisations to combat and curtail the spread of Coronavirus.

    “NANS stands with the Nigeria government and indeed, the entire world at this trying time.

    “As part of efforts to curtail the virus, NANS will be embarking on aggressive sensitisation through the social media platforms to mobilise Nigerians to follow the directives of the government and adhere to them,’’ he said.

    Adeyemi, however, pleaded with the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) and direct retailers not to take advantage of this pandemic to inflate prices of commodities.


    Edited By: Oluyinka Fadare and
    (NAN)‘Wale Sadeeq

  •  Ogun Police Commissioner Kenneth Ebrimson on Saturday said that cultism remained the greatest challenge facing the state police command Ebrimson said this in Abeokuta when students body in the state led by Azeez Adeyemi Special Adviser to Gov Dapo Abiodun on Student Matters paid him a courtesy call He intimated the students representatives that it was important to always preach against cultism saying that when two cult groups clashed innocent people were often affected I need your assistance I need your cooperation particularly in the area of fight against cultism That is the greatest challenge we have in this state not armed robbery not kidnapping but cultism and it thrives in tertiary institutions Cultism has no advantage it is just a mere group of people trying to have rival supremacy over things that are not worth their lives he said According to him cultism is mother of kidnapping armed robbery drug peddling Cultism is the major cause of every violent crime in the society Tell me where you have seen cultists clash without wanton destruction of lives and property There is no society that is free of crime So I want to tell you that the police is the only friend you have No matter how bitter you feel you must locate a police station to lodge your complaints in the first instance So please I need your cooperation and I think from time to time we will be having this type of platform to enable us vent our grievances he said The police commissioner commended the state government for initiating the students police relations meeting adding that there had never been bad relationship between the police and the students He pleaded with the students to erase bad impression about the police from their minds saying that it was the duty of the police to guide and protect all citizens of the country Earlier Raymond Ojo the Global Vice President National Association of Nigerian Students NANS noted that the priority of student leadership was to defend the rights of Nigerian students Ojo decried the indiscriminate and unlawful assault and arrest of students by the police saying that the attitude of the police should be checked and the bad eggs be fished out He urged the police authorities to always ensure that police vehicles were branded so that it would be easy for the public to report any officer involved in illegality Also speaking Adeyemi noted that the meeting was facilitated by the state government to foster more relationship between police and students The special adviser to the governor appealed to the state police command to see Nigerian students as partners in progress and agent of peace Edited By Taiye Agbaje Isaac Aregbesola NAN
    Cultism remains greatest challenge in Ogun—CP
     Ogun Police Commissioner Kenneth Ebrimson on Saturday said that cultism remained the greatest challenge facing the state police command Ebrimson said this in Abeokuta when students body in the state led by Azeez Adeyemi Special Adviser to Gov Dapo Abiodun on Student Matters paid him a courtesy call He intimated the students representatives that it was important to always preach against cultism saying that when two cult groups clashed innocent people were often affected I need your assistance I need your cooperation particularly in the area of fight against cultism That is the greatest challenge we have in this state not armed robbery not kidnapping but cultism and it thrives in tertiary institutions Cultism has no advantage it is just a mere group of people trying to have rival supremacy over things that are not worth their lives he said According to him cultism is mother of kidnapping armed robbery drug peddling Cultism is the major cause of every violent crime in the society Tell me where you have seen cultists clash without wanton destruction of lives and property There is no society that is free of crime So I want to tell you that the police is the only friend you have No matter how bitter you feel you must locate a police station to lodge your complaints in the first instance So please I need your cooperation and I think from time to time we will be having this type of platform to enable us vent our grievances he said The police commissioner commended the state government for initiating the students police relations meeting adding that there had never been bad relationship between the police and the students He pleaded with the students to erase bad impression about the police from their minds saying that it was the duty of the police to guide and protect all citizens of the country Earlier Raymond Ojo the Global Vice President National Association of Nigerian Students NANS noted that the priority of student leadership was to defend the rights of Nigerian students Ojo decried the indiscriminate and unlawful assault and arrest of students by the police saying that the attitude of the police should be checked and the bad eggs be fished out He urged the police authorities to always ensure that police vehicles were branded so that it would be easy for the public to report any officer involved in illegality Also speaking Adeyemi noted that the meeting was facilitated by the state government to foster more relationship between police and students The special adviser to the governor appealed to the state police command to see Nigerian students as partners in progress and agent of peace Edited By Taiye Agbaje Isaac Aregbesola NAN
    Cultism remains greatest challenge in Ogun—CP
    Defence/Security3 years ago

    Cultism remains greatest challenge in Ogun—CP

    Ogun Police Commissioner, Kenneth Ebrimson, on Saturday said that cultism remained the greatest challenge facing the state police command.

    Ebrimson said this in Abeokuta when  students body in the state led by Azeez Adeyemi, Special Adviser to Gov. Dapo Abiodun on Student Matters, paid him a courtesy call.

    He intimated the students’ representatives that it was important to always preach against cultism, saying that when two cult groups clashed, innocent people were often affected.

    “I need your assistance, I need your cooperation, particularly in the area of fight against cultism.

    “That is the greatest challenge we have in this state; not armed robbery, not kidnapping but cultism and it thrives in tertiary institutions.

    “Cultism has no advantage, it is just a mere group of people trying to have rival supremacy over things that are not worth their lives,” he said.

    According to him, cultism is mother of kidnapping, armed robbery, drug peddling. Cultism is the major cause of every violent crime in the society.

    “Tell me where you have seen cultists clash without wanton destruction of lives and property?

    “There is no society that is free of crime. So I want to tell you that the police is the only friend you have.

    “No matter how bitter you feel, you must locate a police station to lodge your complaints in the first instance.

    “So, please, I need your cooperation and I think from time to time, we will be having this type of platform to enable us vent our grievances,” he said.

    The police commissioner commended the state government for initiating the students-police relations meeting, adding that there had never been bad relationship between the police and the students.

    He pleaded with the students to erase bad impression about the police from their minds, saying that it was the duty of the police to guide and protect all citizens of the country.

    Earlier, Raymond Ojo, the Global Vice President, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), noted that the priority of student leadership was to defend the rights of Nigerian students.

    Ojo decried the indiscriminate and unlawful assault and arrest of students by the police, saying that the attitude of the police should be checked and the bad eggs be fished out.

    He urged the police authorities to always ensure that police vehicles were branded so that it would be easy for the public to report any officer involved in illegality.

    Also speaking, Adeyemi noted that the meeting was facilitated by the state government to foster more relationship between police and students.

    The special adviser to the governor appealed to the state police command to see Nigerian students as partners in progress and agent of peace.


    Edited By: Taiye Agbaje/Isaac Aregbesola
    (NAN)

  •  The National Association of Nigerian Students NANS has urged Lagos State Government to urgently provide alternative means of public transportation in all inner roads following recent ban on commercial motorcycles and tricycles South West Coordinator of NANS Olawale Kappo said in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos that the state government should have provided alternatives and palliatives for commuters before placing the restriction Motorcycle serves as means of livelihood and employment to thousands of people in Lagos which means banning them will cut people off their means of livelihood and impede them from catering for the needs of their families Several students get their fees from guardians who engage in this means of transportation and earn their living from it Furthermore the elimination of Okada and tricycle on strategic routes will lead to loss of jobs as people will find it difficult to get to work at stipulated time said the students union leader Kappo said that regulated and organised Okada and tricycle transport system could work without posing dangers to the security of lives and property in the state Lagos State Government needs to put in place adequate security measures to protect her borders because of the free entry and exit at the moment in Lagos State They should engage in an operation to clear out all elements that pose potential threats to security of lives and property in the state he said Kappo appealed to the state government to curb the excesses of the security officials to avoid the creation of civil unrest across the state We have received news of several clashes and chaos emanating from the overzealousness of the security officials in enforcing the ban It is a policy that is taking a negative toll on the people hence minimal force should be used in the enforcement of the policy he said Edited By Cecilia Odey Wale Ojetimi
    Okada/Tricycle ban: NANS urges LASG to provide alternative transport in Lagos inner roads
     The National Association of Nigerian Students NANS has urged Lagos State Government to urgently provide alternative means of public transportation in all inner roads following recent ban on commercial motorcycles and tricycles South West Coordinator of NANS Olawale Kappo said in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos that the state government should have provided alternatives and palliatives for commuters before placing the restriction Motorcycle serves as means of livelihood and employment to thousands of people in Lagos which means banning them will cut people off their means of livelihood and impede them from catering for the needs of their families Several students get their fees from guardians who engage in this means of transportation and earn their living from it Furthermore the elimination of Okada and tricycle on strategic routes will lead to loss of jobs as people will find it difficult to get to work at stipulated time said the students union leader Kappo said that regulated and organised Okada and tricycle transport system could work without posing dangers to the security of lives and property in the state Lagos State Government needs to put in place adequate security measures to protect her borders because of the free entry and exit at the moment in Lagos State They should engage in an operation to clear out all elements that pose potential threats to security of lives and property in the state he said Kappo appealed to the state government to curb the excesses of the security officials to avoid the creation of civil unrest across the state We have received news of several clashes and chaos emanating from the overzealousness of the security officials in enforcing the ban It is a policy that is taking a negative toll on the people hence minimal force should be used in the enforcement of the policy he said Edited By Cecilia Odey Wale Ojetimi
    Okada/Tricycle ban: NANS urges LASG to provide alternative transport in Lagos inner roads
    Education3 years ago

    Okada/Tricycle ban: NANS urges LASG to provide alternative transport in Lagos inner roads

    The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has urged Lagos State Government to urgently provide alternative means of public transportation in all inner roads following recent ban on commercial motorcycles and tricycles.

    South-West Coordinator of NANS, Olawale Kappo, said in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos that the state government should have provided alternatives and palliatives for commuters before placing the restriction.

    “Motorcycle serves as means of livelihood and employment to thousands of people in Lagos which means banning them will cut people off their means of livelihood and impede them from catering for the needs of their families.

    “Several students get their fees from guardians who engage in this means of transportation and earn their living from it.

    “Furthermore, the elimination of Okada and tricycle on strategic routes will lead to loss of jobs as people will find it difficult to get to work at stipulated time,” said the students union leader.

    Kappo said that regulated and organised Okada and tricycle transport system could work without posing dangers to the security of lives and property in the state.

    “Lagos State Government needs to put in place adequate security measures to protect her borders because of the free entry and exit at the moment in Lagos State.

    “They should engage in an operation to clear out all elements that pose potential threats to security of lives and property in the state,’’ he said.

    Kappo appealed to the state government to curb the excesses of the security officials to avoid the creation of civil unrest across the state.

    “We have received news of several clashes and chaos emanating from the overzealousness of the security officials in enforcing the ban.

    “It is a policy that is taking a negative toll on the people, hence minimal force should be used in the enforcement of the policy,’’ he said.


    Edited By: Cecilia Odey/Wale Ojetimi

  •  The National Association of Nigerian Students NANS has called for an improved welfare of personnel in the armed forces especially the soldiers at the forefront of the crusade against insurgency Mr Adeyemi Azeez the National Public Relations Officer of the association made the call in a statement to commemorate the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Abuja on Wednesday Azeez said that the soldiers who were at the forefront of the insurgency in the northeast and some other places where there are pockets of violence deserved enhanced welfare He also called for the immortalization of the fallen heroes as well as decent and living wages to the soldiers Today Jan 15 is a day set aside internationally to remember those who died in the line of duty while fighting to ensure the territorial integrity of our dear country on land air and water This day is not breached or tampered with As we converge on different centres throughout the nation to celebrate this day to honour the fallen and living heroes who gallantly risked and continue to risk their lives for the defence of the territorial integrity of the nation we demand for an improved welfare package for our soldiers We also demand equipment for our soldiers with needed battle tools to prosecute the war against terrorism and all form of rebelliousness he said He said that the only way to ensure that the labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain as stated in the 10th line of the National Anthem was to get them immortalized Edited By Cecilia Odey Isaac Aregbesola
    Armed Forces Day: NANS calls for improved package for soldiers
     The National Association of Nigerian Students NANS has called for an improved welfare of personnel in the armed forces especially the soldiers at the forefront of the crusade against insurgency Mr Adeyemi Azeez the National Public Relations Officer of the association made the call in a statement to commemorate the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Abuja on Wednesday Azeez said that the soldiers who were at the forefront of the insurgency in the northeast and some other places where there are pockets of violence deserved enhanced welfare He also called for the immortalization of the fallen heroes as well as decent and living wages to the soldiers Today Jan 15 is a day set aside internationally to remember those who died in the line of duty while fighting to ensure the territorial integrity of our dear country on land air and water This day is not breached or tampered with As we converge on different centres throughout the nation to celebrate this day to honour the fallen and living heroes who gallantly risked and continue to risk their lives for the defence of the territorial integrity of the nation we demand for an improved welfare package for our soldiers We also demand equipment for our soldiers with needed battle tools to prosecute the war against terrorism and all form of rebelliousness he said He said that the only way to ensure that the labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain as stated in the 10th line of the National Anthem was to get them immortalized Edited By Cecilia Odey Isaac Aregbesola
    Armed Forces Day: NANS calls for improved package for soldiers
    Metro3 years ago

    Armed Forces Day: NANS calls for improved package for soldiers

    The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called for an improved welfare of personnel in the armed forces especially the soldiers at the forefront of the crusade against insurgency.

    Mr Adeyemi Azeez, the National Public Relations Officer, of the association made the call in a statement

    to commemorate the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day,

    in Abuja on Wednesday.

    Azeez said that the soldiers who were at the forefront of the insurgency in the northeast and some other places where there are pockets of violence deserved enhanced welfare.

    He also called for the immortalization of the fallen heroes as well as decent and living wages to the soldiers.

    “Today, Jan. 15, is a day set aside internationally to remember those who died in the line of duty while fighting to ensure the territorial integrity of our dear country on land, air and water.

    “This day is not breached or tampered with.

    “As we converge on different centres throughout the nation to celebrate this day to honour the fallen and living heroes who gallantly risked and continue to risk their lives for the defence of the territorial integrity of the nation, we demand for an improved welfare package for our soldiers.

    “We also demand equipment for our soldiers with needed battle tools to prosecute the war against terrorism and all form of rebelliousness,” he said.

    He said that the only way to ensure that `the labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain’ as stated in the 10th line of the National Anthem, was to get them immortalized.


    Edited By: Cecilia Odey/Isaac Aregbesola

  •  The National Association of Nigerian Students NANS will soon storm the National Assembly to press for more funding for the Nigeria Police Force an official of the students body says Comrade Chidi Ilodebe NANS Vice President National Affairs disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday in reaction to recent police efforts He said NANS action would further be in appreciation of police intervention in the country s security situation and their demonstration of professionalism in tackling conflicts in the country With the last Senate the Eighth Assembly passing the Nigeria Police Reform Bill and with the commitment and patriotism demonstrated so far by the Police management team led by Inspector General Abubakar Adamu Nigerians are confident that there is a ray of hope They believe that with more funding motivation and training of our police menand women in line with best global practices we will be proud to have a Police Force we will be proud of and call our own Ilodebe said He added that NANS was of the view that any lover of the Nigerian project must join Nigerian students call for a better Nigerian police that is well funded and motivated As much as government is initiating policies to attract foreign investment to Nigeria we must also secure our country first The NANS official then appealed to the National Assembly leadership to support the initiative as all hands must be on deck towards a better reformed trained and motivated Nigeria Police Force He also called on all state zonal and national executive members to start mobilising other members for this Nigeria Police Support Rally at the National Assembly Doing so will help Nigerians to see Nigerian students demostrating patriotism as usual because police men and women are our fathers mothers brothers sisters and in laws Edited by Olawale Alabi
    Police funding: NANS to storm National Assembly soon, official says
     The National Association of Nigerian Students NANS will soon storm the National Assembly to press for more funding for the Nigeria Police Force an official of the students body says Comrade Chidi Ilodebe NANS Vice President National Affairs disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday in reaction to recent police efforts He said NANS action would further be in appreciation of police intervention in the country s security situation and their demonstration of professionalism in tackling conflicts in the country With the last Senate the Eighth Assembly passing the Nigeria Police Reform Bill and with the commitment and patriotism demonstrated so far by the Police management team led by Inspector General Abubakar Adamu Nigerians are confident that there is a ray of hope They believe that with more funding motivation and training of our police menand women in line with best global practices we will be proud to have a Police Force we will be proud of and call our own Ilodebe said He added that NANS was of the view that any lover of the Nigerian project must join Nigerian students call for a better Nigerian police that is well funded and motivated As much as government is initiating policies to attract foreign investment to Nigeria we must also secure our country first The NANS official then appealed to the National Assembly leadership to support the initiative as all hands must be on deck towards a better reformed trained and motivated Nigeria Police Force He also called on all state zonal and national executive members to start mobilising other members for this Nigeria Police Support Rally at the National Assembly Doing so will help Nigerians to see Nigerian students demostrating patriotism as usual because police men and women are our fathers mothers brothers sisters and in laws Edited by Olawale Alabi
    Police funding: NANS to storm National Assembly soon, official says
    General news3 years ago

    Police funding: NANS to storm National Assembly soon, official says

    The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) will soon storm the National Assembly to press for more funding for the Nigeria Police Force, an official of the students body says.

    Comrade Chidi Ilodebe, NANS Vice-President (National Affairs), disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday in reaction to recent police efforts.

    He said NANS action would further be in appreciation of police intervention in the country’s security situation and their demonstration of professionalism in tackling conflicts in the country.

    “With the last Senate (the Eighth Assembly) passing the Nigeria Police Reform Bill and with the commitment and patriotism demonstrated so far by the Police management team led by Inspector-General Abubakar Adamu, Nigerians are confident that there is a ray of hope.

    “They believe that with more funding, motivation and training of our police menand women in line with best global practices, we will be proud to have a Police Force we will be proud of and call our own,” Ilodebe said.

    He added that NANS was of the view that any lover of the Nigerian project must join Nigerian students’ call for a better Nigerian police, that is well funded and motivated.

    “As much as government is initiating policies to attract foreign investment to Nigeria, we must also secure our country first.”

    The NANS official then appealed to the National Assembly leadership to support the initiative as “all hands must be on deck towards a better reformed, trained and motivated Nigeria Police Force”.

    He also called on all state, zonal and national executive members to start mobilising other members for this Nigeria Police Support Rally at the National Assembly.

    “Doing so will help Nigerians to see Nigerian students demostrating patriotism as usual, because police men and women are our fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters and in-laws.

    (Edited by Olawale Alabi)

  •   National Association of Nigerian Students NNNS Logo Bloodshed By Stanley Nwanosike Enugu Feb 17 2019 NNN The National Association of Nigerian Students NNNS on Sunday appealed to politicians to desist from politics of bloodshed to enhance growth and inclusiveness of the democratic process NNNS National Public Relations Officer PRO Comrade Bestman Okereafor made the appeal in a statement issued to the News Agency of Nigeria NNN in Enugu NNN recalls that two persons were allegedly killed and 13 vehicles were damaged in pre election violence that erupted in Obot Akara Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom on Friday Feb 15 Also the Kaduna State Government had in a statement on Friday evening confirmed that 66 persons were killed by unidentified gunmen in Kajuru local government of the state on Feb 15 Okereafor said No life is worth shedding for political scores As intellectuals we have no doubt that the decision for postponement would have been reached based on life saving information at the disposal of INEC and not necessarily based on logistics challenges alone as disclosed by INEC We believe the issue of security would also have influenced the postponement of the elections Thus considering the violence recorded on Feb 15 the eve of the election it is enough reason for postponement he said The NNNS official prayed for repose of the souls of the dead and for God to grant their families the fortitude to bear the loss NNNS is praying to God to grant the families and loved ones of the dead the fortitude to bear the loss and for repose of the souls of the departed he said NNN KSN ENN HAS Edited by Edwin Nwachukwu Hajia Sani
    Pre-election violence: NNNS wants politicians to desist from politics of bloodshed
      National Association of Nigerian Students NNNS Logo Bloodshed By Stanley Nwanosike Enugu Feb 17 2019 NNN The National Association of Nigerian Students NNNS on Sunday appealed to politicians to desist from politics of bloodshed to enhance growth and inclusiveness of the democratic process NNNS National Public Relations Officer PRO Comrade Bestman Okereafor made the appeal in a statement issued to the News Agency of Nigeria NNN in Enugu NNN recalls that two persons were allegedly killed and 13 vehicles were damaged in pre election violence that erupted in Obot Akara Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom on Friday Feb 15 Also the Kaduna State Government had in a statement on Friday evening confirmed that 66 persons were killed by unidentified gunmen in Kajuru local government of the state on Feb 15 Okereafor said No life is worth shedding for political scores As intellectuals we have no doubt that the decision for postponement would have been reached based on life saving information at the disposal of INEC and not necessarily based on logistics challenges alone as disclosed by INEC We believe the issue of security would also have influenced the postponement of the elections Thus considering the violence recorded on Feb 15 the eve of the election it is enough reason for postponement he said The NNNS official prayed for repose of the souls of the dead and for God to grant their families the fortitude to bear the loss NNNS is praying to God to grant the families and loved ones of the dead the fortitude to bear the loss and for repose of the souls of the departed he said NNN KSN ENN HAS Edited by Edwin Nwachukwu Hajia Sani
    Pre-election violence: NNNS wants politicians to desist from politics of bloodshed
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    Pre-election violence: NNNS wants politicians to desist from politics of bloodshed

    National Association of Nigerian Students (NNNS) Logo

    Bloodshed

    By Stanley Nwanosike

    Enugu, Feb. 17, 2019 (NNN) The National Association of Nigerian Students (NNNS), on Sunday, appealed to politicians to desist from politics of bloodshed to enhance growth and inclusiveness of the democratic process.

    NNNS’ National Public Relations Officer (PRO), Comrade Bestman Okereafor, made the appeal in a statement issued to the News Agency of Nigeria (NNN) in Enugu.

    NNN recalls that two persons were allegedly killed and 13 vehicles were damaged in pre-election violence that erupted in Obot-Akara Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom on Friday, Feb. 15.

    Also, the Kaduna State Government had in a statement on Friday evening, confirmed that 66 persons were killed by unidentified gunmen in Kajuru local government of the state on Feb. 15.

    Okereafor said: “No life is worth shedding for political scores.

    “As intellectuals, we have no doubt that the decision for postponement would have been reached based on life saving information at the disposal of INEC and not necessarily based on logistics challenges alone, as disclosed by INEC.

    “We believe the issue of security would also have influenced the postponement of the elections.

    “Thus, considering the violence recorded on Feb.15, the eve of the election, it is enough reason for postponement,’’ he said.

    The NNNS official prayed for repose of the souls of the dead and for God to grant their families the fortitude to bear the loss.

    “NNNS is praying to God to grant the families and loved ones of the dead the fortitude to bear the loss and for repose of the souls of the departed,’’ he said. (NNN)
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    Edited by Edwin Nwachukwu/Hajia Sani

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