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  •  The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission ICPC has partnered with the National Orientation Agency NOA to scrutinise the execution of constituency projects by politicians Mr Waheed Ishola Lagos State Director of NOA made the disclosure on Tuesday at an Interactive session organised by the Socio Economic Rights and Accountability Project SERAP in partnership with NOA and the Department for International Development DFID The Nigeria News Agency reports that the interactive session was entitled How to Sensitise Citizens on Anti Corruption Social Norms and Mobilise them to support and participate in the fight against Corruption Speaking Ishola said the fight against corruption by the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration was gaining momentum and that no sacred cows would be spared In the past the politicians would collect money for constituency projects you will not see the constituency and you will not see the projects The ICPC has partnered with the National Orientation Agency to follow up on the execution of constituency projects If any politician fails to execute his her constituency projects he she politician will be reported to the ICPC he said Enjoining traditional rulers and religious bodies to inculcate values and morals in their subjects and congregants Ishola said Nigerians were the critical stakeholders in the anti corruption fight Presenting the result of a survey entitled How Corruption is viewed by Nigerians in view of various Social Norms Mrs Abosede Popoola a SERAP Researcher said that 2 549 Nigerians across all the geo political zones were sampled in the anti corruption survey Popoola said that 82 percent of the individuals surveyed said that non corrupt persons were not appropriately rewarded in the country We sampled 55 percent of the respondents in urban areas and 45 percent in rural areas with 53 7 percent of the respondents being male and 46 3 percent female An overwhelming 96 2 percent said that corruption is a problem in Nigeria and 56 5 percent of the respondents said that corruption can be fought while 43 5 percent said corruption cannot be fought in the country she said The SERAP researcher recommended an urgent overhaul of the country s institutional framework against corruption to ensure swift and conclusive action against the corrupt The power of social media also needs to be properly harnessed in the fight against corruption Popoola said Dr Dele Seteolu a lecturer in the Department of Political Science Lagos State University LASU said that to properly enlighten members of the public on the pitfalls of corruption the results and recommendations of the survey should be interpreted in traditional dialects He recommended that platforms should be created on websites and on social media to encourage discussions on the results of the survey among members of the public NOA officials and local government chairmen should devise means of putting this report as an addendum on social media The audience present should think of how to mobilise individuals families communities occupational groups and professional groups in the fight against corruption Community development associations should also be used to sensitise the public on these matters Seteolu said Edited By Chioma Ugboma and Wale Sadeeq
    Corruption: NOA, ICPC partner on scrutinising execution of constituency projects
     The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission ICPC has partnered with the National Orientation Agency NOA to scrutinise the execution of constituency projects by politicians Mr Waheed Ishola Lagos State Director of NOA made the disclosure on Tuesday at an Interactive session organised by the Socio Economic Rights and Accountability Project SERAP in partnership with NOA and the Department for International Development DFID The Nigeria News Agency reports that the interactive session was entitled How to Sensitise Citizens on Anti Corruption Social Norms and Mobilise them to support and participate in the fight against Corruption Speaking Ishola said the fight against corruption by the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration was gaining momentum and that no sacred cows would be spared In the past the politicians would collect money for constituency projects you will not see the constituency and you will not see the projects The ICPC has partnered with the National Orientation Agency to follow up on the execution of constituency projects If any politician fails to execute his her constituency projects he she politician will be reported to the ICPC he said Enjoining traditional rulers and religious bodies to inculcate values and morals in their subjects and congregants Ishola said Nigerians were the critical stakeholders in the anti corruption fight Presenting the result of a survey entitled How Corruption is viewed by Nigerians in view of various Social Norms Mrs Abosede Popoola a SERAP Researcher said that 2 549 Nigerians across all the geo political zones were sampled in the anti corruption survey Popoola said that 82 percent of the individuals surveyed said that non corrupt persons were not appropriately rewarded in the country We sampled 55 percent of the respondents in urban areas and 45 percent in rural areas with 53 7 percent of the respondents being male and 46 3 percent female An overwhelming 96 2 percent said that corruption is a problem in Nigeria and 56 5 percent of the respondents said that corruption can be fought while 43 5 percent said corruption cannot be fought in the country she said The SERAP researcher recommended an urgent overhaul of the country s institutional framework against corruption to ensure swift and conclusive action against the corrupt The power of social media also needs to be properly harnessed in the fight against corruption Popoola said Dr Dele Seteolu a lecturer in the Department of Political Science Lagos State University LASU said that to properly enlighten members of the public on the pitfalls of corruption the results and recommendations of the survey should be interpreted in traditional dialects He recommended that platforms should be created on websites and on social media to encourage discussions on the results of the survey among members of the public NOA officials and local government chairmen should devise means of putting this report as an addendum on social media The audience present should think of how to mobilise individuals families communities occupational groups and professional groups in the fight against corruption Community development associations should also be used to sensitise the public on these matters Seteolu said Edited By Chioma Ugboma and Wale Sadeeq
    Corruption: NOA, ICPC partner on scrutinising execution of constituency projects
    Judiciary3 years ago

    Corruption: NOA, ICPC partner on scrutinising execution of constituency projects

    The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has partnered with the National Orientation Agency (NOA) to scrutinise the execution of constituency projects by politicians.

    Mr Waheed Ishola, Lagos State Director of NOA made the disclosure on Tuesday at an Interactive session, organised by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), in partnership with NOA and the Department for International Development (DFID).

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that the interactive session was entitled: “How to Sensitise Citizens on Anti-Corruption Social Norms and Mobilise them to support and participate in the fight against Corruption.”

    Speaking, Ishola said the fight against corruption by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration was gaining momentum and that no “sacred cows” would be spared.

    “In the past, the politicians would collect money for constituency projects; you will not see the constituency and you will not see the projects.

    “The ICPC has partnered with the National Orientation Agency to follow up on the execution of constituency projects.

    “If any politician fails to execute his/her constituency projects, he/she politician will be reported to the ICPC,” he said.

    Enjoining traditional rulers and religious bodies to inculcate values and morals in their subjects and congregants, Ishola said Nigerians were the critical stakeholders in the anti-corruption fight.

    Presenting the result of a survey entitled: “How Corruption is viewed by Nigerians in view of various Social Norms,” Mrs Abosede Popoola, a SERAP Researcher, said that 2,549 Nigerians across all the geo-political zones were sampled in the anti-corruption survey.

    Popoola said that 82 percent of the individuals surveyed said that non-corrupt persons were not appropriately rewarded in the country.

    “We sampled 55 percent of the respondents in urban areas and 45 percent in rural areas, with 53.7 percent of the respondents being male and 46.3 percent female.

    “An overwhelming 96.2 percent said that corruption is a problem in Nigeria and 56.5 percent of the respondents said that corruption can be fought, while 43.5 percent said corruption cannot be fought in the country,” she said.

    The SERAP researcher recommended an urgent overhaul of the country’s institutional framework against corruption to ensure swift and conclusive action against the corrupt.

    “The power of social media also needs to be properly harnessed in the fight against corruption,” Popoola said.

    Dr Dele Seteolu, a lecturer in the Department of Political Science, Lagos State University (LASU), said that to properly enlighten members of the public on the pitfalls of corruption, the results and recommendations of the survey should be interpreted in traditional dialects.

    He recommended that platforms should be created on websites and on social media to encourage discussions on the results of the survey among members of the public.

    “NOA officials and local government chairmen should devise means of putting this report as an addendum on social media.

    “The audience present should think of how to mobilise individuals, families, communities, occupational groups and professional groups in the fight against corruption.

    “Community development associations should also be used to sensitise the public on these matters,” Seteolu said.


    Edited By: Chioma Ugboma and ‘Wale Sadeeq

     

  •  The UNICEF in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency NOA on Monday warned Nigerians against unhygienic practises so as to avoid contracting Lassa fever They also also advised the people to imbibe essential family practices to remain healthy and productive Dr Blessing Azubuike the Director Women Affairs in the state Ministry of Gender and Vulnerable Group gave the advice at a sensitisation programme organised by UNICEF and NOA for women of Methodist Church Umulolo Circuit Headquaters Amano Okigwe Imo State She harped on the need for effective hand washing general cleanliness and other essentail family practices to guide against preventable but deadly disesaes such as Lassa fever hepatitis B measles yellow fever and others She identified the five essential family practices as exclusive breast feeding proper immunisation of childrem proper disposal of feaces hand washing and anti natal care for pregnant mothers Azubuike described breast milk as the natural milk and first food for babies which provides all the nutrients and energy for healthy growth and development adding that the first milk from the breast contains chlostrum which builds the child s immune system She said that breast milk contained proteins fats vitamins water and antibodies that help to fight infections in children and strengthens and encourages a special bond between mother and child and is a natural family planning method On immunisation she said there was the need to give children full course of immunisation before their first birthday and urged women not to engage in self medication especially on children as it portends a lot of dangers The heath director also encouraged pregnant women to go to ante natal clinics for their care and that of their unborn child She advised the women generally against involvement in female genital mutilation which she said was now agiant the laws of the state The State Director of NOA Mr Vitus Ekeocha said that UNICEF in August 2019 mandated them to go from church to church and communities to communities to sensitise people especially women on essental family practicesHe said adherence to these practises would help prevent certain diseases confronting individuals especially children Ekeocha encouraged the women to listen attentively to and imbibe these teachings in their daily life Responding the women commended UNICEF and NOA for enlightening them more on the essential family practises and testified to the benefits of exclusive breatfeeding They requested for more enlightenment on family planning and sex education for children Mrs Uduak Koko Bassy the President of Women Fellowship of the Methodist Church exppressed appreciation for the programme which she said had renewed the women s knowledge on essential family practices She urged UNICEF and NOA to empower women through skills acquisition and scholarship to their children and wards to further their education Edited By Tajudeen Atitebi
    UNICEF, NOA sensitise women against Lassa fever,unhygienic practices
     The UNICEF in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency NOA on Monday warned Nigerians against unhygienic practises so as to avoid contracting Lassa fever They also also advised the people to imbibe essential family practices to remain healthy and productive Dr Blessing Azubuike the Director Women Affairs in the state Ministry of Gender and Vulnerable Group gave the advice at a sensitisation programme organised by UNICEF and NOA for women of Methodist Church Umulolo Circuit Headquaters Amano Okigwe Imo State She harped on the need for effective hand washing general cleanliness and other essentail family practices to guide against preventable but deadly disesaes such as Lassa fever hepatitis B measles yellow fever and others She identified the five essential family practices as exclusive breast feeding proper immunisation of childrem proper disposal of feaces hand washing and anti natal care for pregnant mothers Azubuike described breast milk as the natural milk and first food for babies which provides all the nutrients and energy for healthy growth and development adding that the first milk from the breast contains chlostrum which builds the child s immune system She said that breast milk contained proteins fats vitamins water and antibodies that help to fight infections in children and strengthens and encourages a special bond between mother and child and is a natural family planning method On immunisation she said there was the need to give children full course of immunisation before their first birthday and urged women not to engage in self medication especially on children as it portends a lot of dangers The heath director also encouraged pregnant women to go to ante natal clinics for their care and that of their unborn child She advised the women generally against involvement in female genital mutilation which she said was now agiant the laws of the state The State Director of NOA Mr Vitus Ekeocha said that UNICEF in August 2019 mandated them to go from church to church and communities to communities to sensitise people especially women on essental family practicesHe said adherence to these practises would help prevent certain diseases confronting individuals especially children Ekeocha encouraged the women to listen attentively to and imbibe these teachings in their daily life Responding the women commended UNICEF and NOA for enlightening them more on the essential family practises and testified to the benefits of exclusive breatfeeding They requested for more enlightenment on family planning and sex education for children Mrs Uduak Koko Bassy the President of Women Fellowship of the Methodist Church exppressed appreciation for the programme which she said had renewed the women s knowledge on essential family practices She urged UNICEF and NOA to empower women through skills acquisition and scholarship to their children and wards to further their education Edited By Tajudeen Atitebi
    UNICEF, NOA sensitise women against Lassa fever,unhygienic practices
    General news3 years ago

    UNICEF, NOA sensitise women against Lassa fever,unhygienic practices

    The UNICEF in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency (NOA) on Monday warned Nigerians against unhygienic practises so as to avoid contracting Lassa fever.

    They also also advised the people to imbibe essential family practices to remain healthy and productive.

    Dr Blessing Azubuike, the Director, Women Affairs in the state Ministry of Gender and Vulnerable Group, gave the advice at a sensitisation programme organised by UNICEF and NOA for women of Methodist Church, Umulolo Circuit Headquaters, Amano, Okigwe, Imo State.

    She harped on the need for effective hand washing, general cleanliness and other essentail family practices to guide against preventable, but deadly disesaes such as Lassa fever, hepatitis B, measles, yellow fever, and others.

    She identified the five essential family practices as exclusive breast feeding, proper immunisation of childrem, proper disposal of feaces, hand washing and anti-natal care for pregnant mothers.

    Azubuike described breast milk as the natural milk and first food for babies which provides all the nutrients and energy for healthy growth and development, adding that the first milk from the breast contains chlostrum which builds the child’s immune system.

    She said that breast milk contained proteins, fats, vitamins, water and antibodies that help to fight infections in children and strengthens and encourages a special bond between mother and child and is a natural family planning method.

    On immunisation, she said there was the  need to give children full course of immunisation  before their first birthday, and urged women not to engage in self medication, especially on children as it portends a lot of dangers.

    The heath director also encouraged pregnant women to go to ante-natal clinics for their care and that of their unborn child.

    She advised the women generally against involvement in female genital mutilation, which she said, was now agiant the laws of the state.

    The State Director of NOA, Mr Vitus Ekeocha, said that UNICEF in August 2019 mandated them to go from church to church and communities to communities to sensitise people,  especially women on essental family practices

    He said adherence to these practises would help prevent certain diseases confronting individuals, especially children.

    Ekeocha encouraged the women to listen attentively to and imbibe these teachings in their daily life.

    Responding, the women commended UNICEF and NOA for enlightening them more on the essential family practises and testified to the benefits of exclusive breatfeeding.

    They requested for more enlightenment on family planning and sex education for children.

    Mrs Uduak Koko-Bassy, the President of Women Fellowship of the Methodist Church,  exppressed appreciation for the programme, which she said,  had renewed the women’s knowledge on essential family practices.

    She urged UNICEF and NOA to empower women through skills acquisition and scholarship to their children and wards to further their education.


    Edited By: Tajudeen Atitebi

  •  Controversial hip hop artist Azeez Fashola a k a Naira Marley has advised the Federal Government to empower the Nigerian youth and take them away from the streets The singer stated this via his Twitter handle officialnairam1 He wrote Our government s creating conditions for trouble that can have dramatic consequences Neglecting youths on the street with no hope no support and no future he tweeted According to the singer what the government is creating can have a dramatic effect Marley recently advised his fans who he called Marlians to live right in order not to destroy their future He also appealed to the youth not to endanger their future while enjoying their lives According to him as you enjoy your life you should not also destroy your future The News of Agency reports that the Director General National Orientation Agency NOA Mr Garba Abari had earlier advised youths not to emulate the heinous lifestyle of any Nigerian artiste Abari also called on parents to teach their wards the norms and values expected of them check the movies they watch and the people they relate with on social media Edited By Dorcas Jonah Ifeyinwa Omowole
    Naira Marley advises FG to create jobs,take youths away from street without hope
     Controversial hip hop artist Azeez Fashola a k a Naira Marley has advised the Federal Government to empower the Nigerian youth and take them away from the streets The singer stated this via his Twitter handle officialnairam1 He wrote Our government s creating conditions for trouble that can have dramatic consequences Neglecting youths on the street with no hope no support and no future he tweeted According to the singer what the government is creating can have a dramatic effect Marley recently advised his fans who he called Marlians to live right in order not to destroy their future He also appealed to the youth not to endanger their future while enjoying their lives According to him as you enjoy your life you should not also destroy your future The News of Agency reports that the Director General National Orientation Agency NOA Mr Garba Abari had earlier advised youths not to emulate the heinous lifestyle of any Nigerian artiste Abari also called on parents to teach their wards the norms and values expected of them check the movies they watch and the people they relate with on social media Edited By Dorcas Jonah Ifeyinwa Omowole
    Naira Marley advises FG to create jobs,take youths away from street without hope
    Entertainment3 years ago

    Naira Marley advises FG to create jobs,take youths away from street without hope

    Controversial hip-hop artist, Azeez Fashola, a.k.a Naira Marley, has advised the Federal Government to empower the Nigerian youth and take them away from the streets.

    The singer stated this via his Twitter handle @officialnairam1.

    He wrote: “Our government’s creating conditions for trouble that can have dramatic consequences.

    “Neglecting youths on the street with no hope, no support and no future, ” he tweeted.

    According to the singer, what the government is creating can have a dramatic effect.

    Marley recently advised his fans, who he called ‘Marlians’ to live right in order not to destroy their future.

    He also appealed to the youth not to endanger their future while enjoying their lives.

    According to him, as you enjoy your life, you should not also destroy your future.

    The News of Agency reports that the Director-General, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr Garba Abari, had earlier advised youths not to emulate the heinous lifestyle of any Nigerian artiste.

    Abari also called on parents to teach their wards the norms and values expected of them, check the movies they watch and the people they relate with on social media.


    Edited By: Dorcas Jonah/Ifeyinwa Omowole

  •  Controversial hip hop artist Azeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley on Wednesday advised his fans who he called Marlians to be wary of their lifestyle so that they do not mortgage their future The music star made this known via his Twitter page nairamarley that the youths should not endanger their future while enjoying their lives According to him as you enjoy your life you should not also destroy your future As Marlian you have to enjoy your youth but don t destroy your future he tweeted Marley s tweet might be connected to the recent events where fans were thrilled at his educational background The bubbly singer who was seen as bad influence because of his way of life and statements which is alleged to support internet fraud might have taken a twist from his usual take on life The singer in spite of being called names on social media defies all odds and is still releasing music that seemingly promotes immorality NAN reports that the Director General National Orientation Agency NOA Mr Garba Abari had expressed deep concern over what he called heinous lifestyles of some Nigerian artistes He noted that the lifestyle of some artistes was negatively influencing the youth Meanwhile in a recent Instagram live session the singer urged Nigerians to pray for internet fraudsters Yahoo boys saying they are the reason money circulates to the common man He said All you guys all the money in your pockets all the money you spend you think it s the government that is making the money go round The video has since stirred reactions from Nigerians who described Marley as a disgrace and bad example for young Nigerians Edited by Dorcas Jonah Ifeyinwa Omowole
    Music Star, Naira Marley urges  ‘Marlians’ not to mortgage their future
     Controversial hip hop artist Azeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley on Wednesday advised his fans who he called Marlians to be wary of their lifestyle so that they do not mortgage their future The music star made this known via his Twitter page nairamarley that the youths should not endanger their future while enjoying their lives According to him as you enjoy your life you should not also destroy your future As Marlian you have to enjoy your youth but don t destroy your future he tweeted Marley s tweet might be connected to the recent events where fans were thrilled at his educational background The bubbly singer who was seen as bad influence because of his way of life and statements which is alleged to support internet fraud might have taken a twist from his usual take on life The singer in spite of being called names on social media defies all odds and is still releasing music that seemingly promotes immorality NAN reports that the Director General National Orientation Agency NOA Mr Garba Abari had expressed deep concern over what he called heinous lifestyles of some Nigerian artistes He noted that the lifestyle of some artistes was negatively influencing the youth Meanwhile in a recent Instagram live session the singer urged Nigerians to pray for internet fraudsters Yahoo boys saying they are the reason money circulates to the common man He said All you guys all the money in your pockets all the money you spend you think it s the government that is making the money go round The video has since stirred reactions from Nigerians who described Marley as a disgrace and bad example for young Nigerians Edited by Dorcas Jonah Ifeyinwa Omowole
    Music Star, Naira Marley urges  ‘Marlians’ not to mortgage their future
    Entertainment3 years ago

    Music Star, Naira Marley urges  ‘Marlians’ not to mortgage their future

    Controversial hip hop artist, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, on Wednesday advised his fans, who he called ‘Marlians’ to be wary of their lifestyle, so that they do not mortgage their future.

    The music star made this known via his Twitter page @nairamarley that the youths should not endanger their future, while enjoying their lives.

    According to him, as you enjoy your life, you should not also destroy your future.

    “As Marlian, you have to enjoy your youth but don’t destroy your future,” he tweeted.

    Marley’s tweet might be connected to the recent events where fans were thrilled at his educational background.

    The bubbly singer, who was seen as bad influence because of his way of life and statements which is alleged to support internet fraud might have taken a twist from his usual take on life.

    The singer in spite of being called names on social media defies all odds and is still releasing music that seemingly promotes immorality.

    NAN reports that the Director-General, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr Garba Abari, had expressed deep concern over what he called heinous lifestyles of some Nigerian artistes.

    He noted that the lifestyle of some artistes was negatively influencing the youth.

    Meanwhile, in a recent Instagram live session, the singer urged Nigerians to pray for internet fraudsters (Yahoo boys), saying they are the reason money circulates to the common man.

    He said, “All you guys, all the money in your pockets, all the money you spend, you think it’s the government that is making the money go round?”

    The video has since stirred reactions from Nigerians, who described Marley as a disgrace and bad example for young Nigerians.



    Edited by: Dorcas Jonah/Ifeyinwa Omowole

  •  The National Film and Video Censors Board NFVCB on Wednesday in Kaduna destroyed pornographic and other unapproved films and video works valued at not less than N50 million Nigeria News Agency reports that items destroyed included DVDs CDs copies of multiple in one video films unclassified foreign local and pornographic films as well as other illicit video works Mr Adedayo Thomas NFVCB Executive Director said that the items were seized from markets during raid by board officers adding that their destruction would serve as deterrent According to him the board has zero tolerance as regulator of the motion picture industry against distribution of unapproved and prohibited films and video works in Nigeria Our enforcement drive within a period resulted in the removal of these unapproved films and video works with street value of over N50 million The government has been promoting avenues to continually diversify the economy to promote economic growth and pursue strategic objectives of job creation youth empowerment improved human capital and improved business If the creative industry is in a mess investors will not come that is why we are cleaning the market for film owners to enjoy reward for their work he said Thomas attributed the success in its operations to the unrelenting activities of the NFVCB Task Force a body constituted to champion the raid of illegal film outlets across the country He said that the collaboration of the police had sped up the arrest and prosecution of marketers and distributors of illicit films and video works The objective of President Muhammadu Buhari s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan ERGP is the continuous improvement on respect for enforcement of intellectual property and ownership rights in the film industry This is pursued by discouraging the distribution of unapproved unclassified and unwholesome films and tackling other illicit activities in the film market Industry players lose billions of naira to adulterated smuggled and unclassified works through agents and distributors which ultimately denies the government its statutory revenues It is on this premise that the NFVCB two years ago re constituted the national task force on unapproved movies with the support of the Minister of Information and Culture The immediate intervention of the task force which includes industry stakeholders guilds and in house operation staff of the board led to unprecedented massive raid successes across the country he said Mr Umar Muri Kaduna State Commissioner of Police CP in his remark commended the NFVCB for remaining steadfast in the fight against illicit films Muri who was represented by CSP Aminu Lawan noted that some of the vices in the society could be attributed to unwholesome films watched by the youth He therefore urged filmmakers to always submit their works for censoring and approval by the NFVCB as required by law I want to assure the board that the Police will continue to support its operations in the state he said NAN reports that the officials of the NFVCB the Police and the Federal Fire Service were among stakeholders present at the public burning of the products Others were government functionaries State Director of the National Orientation Agency NOA and representatives of filmmakers in the state Edited by Chinyere Bassey Donald Ugwu
    Censors Board destroys illicit films worth N50m in Kaduna
     The National Film and Video Censors Board NFVCB on Wednesday in Kaduna destroyed pornographic and other unapproved films and video works valued at not less than N50 million Nigeria News Agency reports that items destroyed included DVDs CDs copies of multiple in one video films unclassified foreign local and pornographic films as well as other illicit video works Mr Adedayo Thomas NFVCB Executive Director said that the items were seized from markets during raid by board officers adding that their destruction would serve as deterrent According to him the board has zero tolerance as regulator of the motion picture industry against distribution of unapproved and prohibited films and video works in Nigeria Our enforcement drive within a period resulted in the removal of these unapproved films and video works with street value of over N50 million The government has been promoting avenues to continually diversify the economy to promote economic growth and pursue strategic objectives of job creation youth empowerment improved human capital and improved business If the creative industry is in a mess investors will not come that is why we are cleaning the market for film owners to enjoy reward for their work he said Thomas attributed the success in its operations to the unrelenting activities of the NFVCB Task Force a body constituted to champion the raid of illegal film outlets across the country He said that the collaboration of the police had sped up the arrest and prosecution of marketers and distributors of illicit films and video works The objective of President Muhammadu Buhari s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan ERGP is the continuous improvement on respect for enforcement of intellectual property and ownership rights in the film industry This is pursued by discouraging the distribution of unapproved unclassified and unwholesome films and tackling other illicit activities in the film market Industry players lose billions of naira to adulterated smuggled and unclassified works through agents and distributors which ultimately denies the government its statutory revenues It is on this premise that the NFVCB two years ago re constituted the national task force on unapproved movies with the support of the Minister of Information and Culture The immediate intervention of the task force which includes industry stakeholders guilds and in house operation staff of the board led to unprecedented massive raid successes across the country he said Mr Umar Muri Kaduna State Commissioner of Police CP in his remark commended the NFVCB for remaining steadfast in the fight against illicit films Muri who was represented by CSP Aminu Lawan noted that some of the vices in the society could be attributed to unwholesome films watched by the youth He therefore urged filmmakers to always submit their works for censoring and approval by the NFVCB as required by law I want to assure the board that the Police will continue to support its operations in the state he said NAN reports that the officials of the NFVCB the Police and the Federal Fire Service were among stakeholders present at the public burning of the products Others were government functionaries State Director of the National Orientation Agency NOA and representatives of filmmakers in the state Edited by Chinyere Bassey Donald Ugwu
    Censors Board destroys illicit films worth N50m in Kaduna
    General news3 years ago

    Censors Board destroys illicit films worth N50m in Kaduna

    The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) on Wednesday in Kaduna destroyed pornographic and other unapproved films and video works valued at not less than N50 million. Nigeria News Agency reports that items destroyed included DVDs, CDs, copies of multiple- in-one video films, unclassified foreign, local and pornographic films as well as other illicit video works. Mr Adedayo Thomas, NFVCB Executive Director, said that the items were seized from markets during raid by board officers, adding that their destruction would serve as deterrent. According to him, the board has zero-tolerance as regulator of the motion picture industry against distribution of unapproved and prohibited films and video works in Nigeria. “Our enforcement drive within a period resulted in the removal of these unapproved films and video works with street value of over N50 million. “The government has been promoting avenues to continually diversify the economy to promote economic growth and pursue strategic objectives of job creation, youth empowerment, improved human capital and improved business. “If the creative industry is in a mess, investors will not come; that is why we are cleaning the market for film owners to enjoy reward for their work,’’ he said. Thomas attributed the success in its operations to the unrelenting activities of the NFVCB Task Force, a body constituted to champion the raid of illegal film outlets across the country. He said that the collaboration of the police had sped up the arrest and prosecution of marketers and distributors of illicit films and video works. “The objective of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) is the continuous improvement on, respect for, enforcement of intellectual property and ownership rights in the film industry. “This is pursued by discouraging the distribution of unapproved, unclassified and unwholesome films and tackling other illicit activities in the film market. “Industry players lose billions of naira to adulterated, smuggled and unclassified works through agents and distributors, which ultimately denies the government its statutory revenues. “It is on this premise that the NFVCB two years ago re-constituted the national task force on unapproved movies with the support of the Minister of Information and Culture. “The immediate intervention of the task force, which includes industry stakeholders, guilds and in-house operation staff of the board led to unprecedented massive raid successes across the country,” he said. Mr Umar Muri, Kaduna State Commissioner of Police (CP), in his remark commended the NFVCB for remaining steadfast in the fight against illicit films. Muri, who was represented by CSP Aminu Lawan noted that some of the vices in the society could be attributed to unwholesome films watched by the youth. He, therefore, urged filmmakers to always submit their works for censoring and approval by the NFVCB as required by law. “I want to assure the board that the Police will continue to support its operations in the state,” he said. NAN reports that the officials of the NFVCB, the Police and the Federal Fire Service were among stakeholders present at the public burning of the products. Others were government functionaries, State Director of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) and representatives of filmmakers in the state.   

    Edited by: Chinyere Bassey/Donald Ugwu

  •  The wife of Osun governor Mrs Kafayat Oyetola on Monday pledged to sustain the fight against Female Genital Mutilation FGM in the state until the practice was completely eradicated Oyetola made the promise during the FGM sensitisation programme organised by the National Orientation Agency NOA in collaboration with United Nations Children s Fund UNICEF in Orolu Local Government Area of Osun The governor s wife said efforts would be made to ensure that FGM was completely eradicated in the state According to her the practice is very dangerous while various studies have shown that lots of female children and women have lost their lives after being subjected to FGM She said FGM offers no benefits to women their family and their respective societies adding that the practice was based on ignorance We are all going to fight against female genital mutilation and I am going to lead the fight because the practice must be stamped out of this state Oyetola said She stated that a law was enacted through the effort of her predecessor Mrs Sherifat Aregbesola banning the practice of FGM in the state Oyetola commended the collaborative efforts of some communities in the state which had already abandoned the practice The wife of the governor promised to build on the legacy of her predecessor adding that programmes put in place to eradicate FGM by her would be continued to put a stop to the practice in the state Oyetola said that her foundation IleriOluwa Development Initiative would continue to intensify efforts and take the campaign to all parts of the state Earlier in her address of welcome the Osun Director of the National Orientation Agency Mrs Yomi Olasinde said the agency and UNICEF had put machinery in place to ensure that the practice was totally eradicated in the state and Nigeria at large Olasinde commended the efforts of UNICEF in sponsoring the fight against FGM and also reaching out to people at the grassroots She implored all residents of the state to shun the practice because of its social medical and legal implications Edited by Bayo Sekoni Mufutau Ojo
    Mrs Oyetola vows to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation in Osun
     The wife of Osun governor Mrs Kafayat Oyetola on Monday pledged to sustain the fight against Female Genital Mutilation FGM in the state until the practice was completely eradicated Oyetola made the promise during the FGM sensitisation programme organised by the National Orientation Agency NOA in collaboration with United Nations Children s Fund UNICEF in Orolu Local Government Area of Osun The governor s wife said efforts would be made to ensure that FGM was completely eradicated in the state According to her the practice is very dangerous while various studies have shown that lots of female children and women have lost their lives after being subjected to FGM She said FGM offers no benefits to women their family and their respective societies adding that the practice was based on ignorance We are all going to fight against female genital mutilation and I am going to lead the fight because the practice must be stamped out of this state Oyetola said She stated that a law was enacted through the effort of her predecessor Mrs Sherifat Aregbesola banning the practice of FGM in the state Oyetola commended the collaborative efforts of some communities in the state which had already abandoned the practice The wife of the governor promised to build on the legacy of her predecessor adding that programmes put in place to eradicate FGM by her would be continued to put a stop to the practice in the state Oyetola said that her foundation IleriOluwa Development Initiative would continue to intensify efforts and take the campaign to all parts of the state Earlier in her address of welcome the Osun Director of the National Orientation Agency Mrs Yomi Olasinde said the agency and UNICEF had put machinery in place to ensure that the practice was totally eradicated in the state and Nigeria at large Olasinde commended the efforts of UNICEF in sponsoring the fight against FGM and also reaching out to people at the grassroots She implored all residents of the state to shun the practice because of its social medical and legal implications Edited by Bayo Sekoni Mufutau Ojo
    Mrs Oyetola vows to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation in Osun
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    Mrs Oyetola vows to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation in Osun

    The wife of Osun governor, Mrs Kafayat Oyetola, on Monday pledged to sustain the fight against Female Genital Mutilation(FGM) in the state until the practice was completely eradicated.

    Oyetola made the promise during the FGM sensitisation programme organised by the National Orientation Agency (NOA) in collaboration with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Orolu Local Government Area of Osun.

    The governor’s wife said efforts would be made to ensure that FGM was completely eradicated in the state.

    According to her, the practice is very dangerous while various studies have shown that lots of female children and women have lost their lives after being subjected to FGM.

    She said FGM  offers  no benefits to women, their family and their respective societies, adding that the practice was based on ignorance.

    “We are all going to fight against female genital mutilation and I am going to lead the fight because the practice must be stamped out of this state.” Oyetola said

    She stated that a law was enacted through the effort of her predecessor, Mrs Sherifat Aregbesola, banning the practice of FGM  in the state.

    Oyetola commended the collaborative efforts of some communities in the state which had already abandoned the practice.

    The wife of the governor promised to build on the legacy of her predecessor, adding that programmes put in place to eradicate FGM  by her would be continued to put a stop to the practice in the state.

    Oyetola said that her foundation, ‘IleriOluwa Development Initiative,’ would continue to intensify efforts and take the campaign to all parts of the state.

    Earlier in her address of welcome, the Osun Director of the National Orientation Agency, Mrs Yomi Olasinde, said the agency and UNICEF had put machinery in place to ensure that the practice was totally eradicated in the state and Nigeria at large.

    Olasinde commended the efforts of UNICEF in sponsoring the fight against FGM and also reaching out to people at the grassroots.

    She implored all residents of the state to shun the practice because of its social, medical and legal implications

    (Edited by: Bayo Sekoni/Mufutau Ojo)

  •  The National Identification Management Commission NIMC says it enrolled about 223 000 Nigerians into the National Identity Database in Jigawa in 2019 Alhaji Aminu Jakada the state NIMC Coordinator made this known during an interview with the Nigeria News Agency in Dutse on Tuesday Jakada said the people were registered in the NIMC s 40 enrollment centres across the state The coordinator called on those who were yet to enroll to do so before the mandatory use of the National Identification Number NIN was enforced According to him the enrollment was done in collaboration with State Government National Orientation Agency NOA Community Based Organisations CBOs and other stakeholders We re collaborating with the state government NOA CBOs and traditional institutions in areas of sensitisation and mobilisation of the people NIMC also appreciates the efforts of the committee set up by the state to enlighten residents on the need to register and obtain their National Identification Number NIN The committee set up to mobilise people is very important because before the committee turnout of people for registration was very poor Therefore we shall continue to leverage on our collaboration with state government CBOs and other stakeholders to improve on our registration So those who are to register should endeavor to visit any of our centres close to their localities and enroll for their NIN And we re using this opportunity to thank government and all those to assisted us to achieve this in one way or the other Jakada said NAN recalls that the state government had in 2018 inaugurated a committee to mobilise residents to participate in the national identity registration Edited by Folorunso Poroye Ali Baba Inuwa
    NIMC registers 223,000 Nigerians in Jigawa
     The National Identification Management Commission NIMC says it enrolled about 223 000 Nigerians into the National Identity Database in Jigawa in 2019 Alhaji Aminu Jakada the state NIMC Coordinator made this known during an interview with the Nigeria News Agency in Dutse on Tuesday Jakada said the people were registered in the NIMC s 40 enrollment centres across the state The coordinator called on those who were yet to enroll to do so before the mandatory use of the National Identification Number NIN was enforced According to him the enrollment was done in collaboration with State Government National Orientation Agency NOA Community Based Organisations CBOs and other stakeholders We re collaborating with the state government NOA CBOs and traditional institutions in areas of sensitisation and mobilisation of the people NIMC also appreciates the efforts of the committee set up by the state to enlighten residents on the need to register and obtain their National Identification Number NIN The committee set up to mobilise people is very important because before the committee turnout of people for registration was very poor Therefore we shall continue to leverage on our collaboration with state government CBOs and other stakeholders to improve on our registration So those who are to register should endeavor to visit any of our centres close to their localities and enroll for their NIN And we re using this opportunity to thank government and all those to assisted us to achieve this in one way or the other Jakada said NAN recalls that the state government had in 2018 inaugurated a committee to mobilise residents to participate in the national identity registration Edited by Folorunso Poroye Ali Baba Inuwa
    NIMC registers 223,000 Nigerians in Jigawa
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    NIMC registers 223,000 Nigerians in Jigawa

    The National Identification Management Commission (NIMC) says it enrolled about 223,000 Nigerians into the National Identity Database in Jigawa in 2019.

    Alhaji Aminu Jakada, the state NIMC Coordinator, made this known during an interview with the Nigeria News Agency in Dutse on Tuesday.

    Jakada said the people were registered in the NIMC’s 40 enrollment centres across the state

    The coordinator called on those who were yet to enroll to do so before the mandatory use of the National Identification Number (NIN) was enforced.

    According to him, the enrollment was done in collaboration with State Government, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and other stakeholders.

    “We’re collaborating with the state government, NOA, CBOs and traditional institutions in areas of sensitisation and mobilisation of the people.

    “NIMC also appreciates the efforts of the committee set up by the state to enlighten residents on the need to register and obtain their National Identification Number (NIN).

    “The committee set up to mobilise people is very important because before the committee, turnout of people for registration was very poor.

    “Therefore, we shall continue to leverage on our collaboration with state government, CBOs and other stakeholders to improve on our registration.

    “So, those who are to register should endeavor to visit any of our centres close to their localities and enroll for their NIN.

    “And we’re using this opportunity to thank government and all those to assisted us to achieve this in one way or the other,” Jakada said.

    NAN recalls that the state government had in 2018 inaugurated a committee to mobilise residents to participate in the national identity registration.

    Edited by: Folorunso Poroye/Ali Baba-Inuwa

  •  A group Al Ikhwaan Fillahi Muslim Society of Nigeria South East and South South has urged Muslims to protect the rights of all Nigerians and speak against policies that contravenes the constitution The group made the call in a communique issued on Sunday by its Chairman Mr Muhammad Elunor at the end of a meeting held at Anwai near Asaba He called for justice and fair play in government s dealings with Christians and Muslims in the geo political zones especially in political appointments Elunor said Muslims in both regions must continue to hold on to the tenets of Islam and emulate the teachings of Prophet Muhammad in dealing with their neighbours The executive arm of government should ensure strict obedience of court orders and respect of rights of Nigerians by security agents The recent viral video of a young man being assaulted by officers of the Nigeria Police Force in Enugu State is one example too many Officers of the Nigeria Police Force need better training on human right and de escalating techniques he said Elunor called on the National Orientation Agency NOA to live up to its responsibilities including educating the public on national values and unity of the country The National Orientation Agency should do more in orienting Nigerians in a bid to arrest the spread of fake news and misinformation especially in relation to security We are ready to partner with NOA and other related agencies and bodies in the re orientation of Nigerians he added Edited by Ismail Abdulaziz
    Group urges Muslims to protect rights of Nigerians, constitution
     A group Al Ikhwaan Fillahi Muslim Society of Nigeria South East and South South has urged Muslims to protect the rights of all Nigerians and speak against policies that contravenes the constitution The group made the call in a communique issued on Sunday by its Chairman Mr Muhammad Elunor at the end of a meeting held at Anwai near Asaba He called for justice and fair play in government s dealings with Christians and Muslims in the geo political zones especially in political appointments Elunor said Muslims in both regions must continue to hold on to the tenets of Islam and emulate the teachings of Prophet Muhammad in dealing with their neighbours The executive arm of government should ensure strict obedience of court orders and respect of rights of Nigerians by security agents The recent viral video of a young man being assaulted by officers of the Nigeria Police Force in Enugu State is one example too many Officers of the Nigeria Police Force need better training on human right and de escalating techniques he said Elunor called on the National Orientation Agency NOA to live up to its responsibilities including educating the public on national values and unity of the country The National Orientation Agency should do more in orienting Nigerians in a bid to arrest the spread of fake news and misinformation especially in relation to security We are ready to partner with NOA and other related agencies and bodies in the re orientation of Nigerians he added Edited by Ismail Abdulaziz
    Group urges Muslims to protect rights of Nigerians, constitution
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    Group urges Muslims to protect rights of Nigerians, constitution

    A group, Al Ikhwaan Fillahi Muslim Society of Nigeria South-East and South-South, has urged Muslims to protect the rights of all Nigerians and speak against policies that contravenes the constitution.

    The group made the call in a communique issued on Sunday by its Chairman, Mr Muhammad Elunor, at the end of a meeting held at Anwai, near Asaba.

    He called for justice and fair play in government’s dealings with Christians and Muslims in the geo-political zones, especially in political appointments.

    Elunor said Muslims in both regions must continue to hold on to the tenets of Islam and emulate the teachings of Prophet Muhammad in dealing with their neighbours.

    “The executive arm of government should ensure strict obedience of court orders and respect of rights of Nigerians by security agents.

    “The recent viral video of a young man being assaulted by officers of the Nigeria Police Force in Enugu State is one example too many.

    “Officers of the Nigeria Police Force need better training on human right and de-escalating techniques,” he said.

    Elunor called on the National Orientation Agency (NOA) to live up to its responsibilities, including educating the public on national values and unity of the country.

    “The National Orientation Agency should do more in orienting Nigerians in a bid to arrest the spread of fake news and misinformation especially in relation to security.

    “We are ready to partner with NOA and other related agencies and bodies in the re orientation of Nigerians,” he added.

    Edited by: Ismail Abdulaziz

  •  In a bid to end the menace of hepatitis some groups in the FCT on Saturday carried out mass enlightenment campaign free screening and subsidised vaccination for journalists Nigeria News Agency reports that the exercise was done in collaboration with the Nigerian Union of Journalists NUJ National Orientation Agency NOA Mike Omotosho Foundation and Hepatitis Zero Nigerian Commission Secretary Hepatitis Zero Nigerian Commission Ms Adeayo Olaitan told NAN that the exercise was aimed at creating more awareness on hepatitis its implications treatment and appropriate management Basically what we came here for is mass enlightenment in collaboration with different partners if journalists are aware of the implications of hepatitis it will be extended to the public domain she said According to her the outreach became necessary to curb the prevalence of the viral disease which is easily contacted through sweats saliva and blood and can be very active outside the body for over five weeks We are basically looking at hepatitis B and hepatitis C because they are viral and life threatening Hepatitis B does not have a cure but has a vaccine which is the means of prevention and it requires three doses of vaccine over a course of three months to be protected from the virus She further explained that those who tested positive would be referred to appropriate medical facility for consultation treatment and management Similarly the FCT Chairman NUJ Mr Emmanuel Ogbeche told NAN that the turn out of journalists for the exercise was encouraging which reflected the commitment of media personnel in the war against the disease The essence of hepatitis screening and subsidised vaccination is to promote healthy living amongst journalists We have had unfortunate cases in the past where we loss members due to hepatitis issues For us promoting the health of our members and the general public is very critical Ogbeche disclosed that the union would pay for the first dose of the vaccine for 50 members while the Mike Omotosho Foundation would pay for the second dose We are confident that our members will take advantage of this members need to realise that this is for their good Hepatits like we all know is a deadly killer and not taking the advantage we have now is a double jeopardy he said He therefore called on journalists and the public to take advantage of several opportunities to be screened and vaccinated against hepatitis Edited Cecilia Ologunagba Donald Ugwu
    Hepatitis: Groups organise free screening for journalists
     In a bid to end the menace of hepatitis some groups in the FCT on Saturday carried out mass enlightenment campaign free screening and subsidised vaccination for journalists Nigeria News Agency reports that the exercise was done in collaboration with the Nigerian Union of Journalists NUJ National Orientation Agency NOA Mike Omotosho Foundation and Hepatitis Zero Nigerian Commission Secretary Hepatitis Zero Nigerian Commission Ms Adeayo Olaitan told NAN that the exercise was aimed at creating more awareness on hepatitis its implications treatment and appropriate management Basically what we came here for is mass enlightenment in collaboration with different partners if journalists are aware of the implications of hepatitis it will be extended to the public domain she said According to her the outreach became necessary to curb the prevalence of the viral disease which is easily contacted through sweats saliva and blood and can be very active outside the body for over five weeks We are basically looking at hepatitis B and hepatitis C because they are viral and life threatening Hepatitis B does not have a cure but has a vaccine which is the means of prevention and it requires three doses of vaccine over a course of three months to be protected from the virus She further explained that those who tested positive would be referred to appropriate medical facility for consultation treatment and management Similarly the FCT Chairman NUJ Mr Emmanuel Ogbeche told NAN that the turn out of journalists for the exercise was encouraging which reflected the commitment of media personnel in the war against the disease The essence of hepatitis screening and subsidised vaccination is to promote healthy living amongst journalists We have had unfortunate cases in the past where we loss members due to hepatitis issues For us promoting the health of our members and the general public is very critical Ogbeche disclosed that the union would pay for the first dose of the vaccine for 50 members while the Mike Omotosho Foundation would pay for the second dose We are confident that our members will take advantage of this members need to realise that this is for their good Hepatits like we all know is a deadly killer and not taking the advantage we have now is a double jeopardy he said He therefore called on journalists and the public to take advantage of several opportunities to be screened and vaccinated against hepatitis Edited Cecilia Ologunagba Donald Ugwu
    Hepatitis: Groups organise free screening for journalists
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    Hepatitis: Groups organise free screening for journalists

    In a bid to end the menace of hepatitis, some groups in the FCT on Saturday carried out mass enlightenment campaign, free screening and subsidised vaccination for journalists.

    Nigeria News Agency reports that the exercise was done in collaboration with the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mike Omotosho Foundation and Hepatitis Zero Nigerian Commission.

    Secretary, Hepatitis Zero Nigerian Commission, Ms Adeayo Olaitan, told NAN that the exercise was aimed at creating more awareness on hepatitis, its implications, treatment and appropriate management.

    “Basically what we came here for is mass enlightenment in collaboration with different partners; if journalists are aware of the implications of hepatitis, it will be extended to the public domain,’’ she said.

    According to her, the outreach became necessary to curb the prevalence of the viral disease, which is easily contacted through sweats, saliva, and blood and can be very active outside the body for over five weeks.

    “We are basically looking at hepatitis B and hepatitis C because they are viral and life threatening.

    “Hepatitis B does not have a cure, but has a vaccine, which is the means of prevention, and it requires three doses of vaccine over a course of three months to be protected from the virus.’’

    She, further explained that those who tested positive would be referred to appropriate medical facility for consultation, treatment and management.

    Similarly, the FCT Chairman, NUJ, Mr Emmanuel Ogbeche, told NAN that the turn-out of journalists for the exercise was encouraging, which reflected the commitment of media personnel in the war against the disease.

    “The essence of hepatitis screening and subsidised vaccination is to promote healthy living amongst journalists.

    “We have had unfortunate cases in the past, where we loss members due to hepatitis issues. For us promoting the health of our members and the general public is very critical.’’

    Ogbeche disclosed that the union would pay for the first dose of the vaccine for 50 members, while the Mike Omotosho Foundation would pay for the second dose.

    “We are confident that our members will take advantage of this, members need to realise that this is for their good.

    “Hepatits like we all know is a deadly killer and not taking the advantage we have now is a double jeopardy,’’ he said.

    He, therefore, called on journalists and the public to take advantage of several opportunities to be screened and vaccinated against hepatitis.

    Edited Cecilia Ologunagba/Donald Ugwu

  •  Project One Production POP an NGO says it is set to flag off a nationwide campaign to rebrand and rebuild the nation s identity at domestic and international level Mrs Busayo Busari Akinnadeju Executive Director of the NGO told the Nigeria News Agency on Wednesday in Abuja According to Busari Akinnadeju the IAMANIGERIAN campaign on patriotism citizenship awareness and citizens appreciation was to increase the pride that the people had in their national identity Our core values remains to instill the values of patriotism into the minds of every Nigerian if possible from childhood to adulthood We want Nigerians everywhere both home and abroad to uphold dignity and pride of the country we will instill integrity and other national values in every citizen she said The executive director said that the group had inaugurated a national committee consisting of 36 members from each state of the federation to oversee its activities at the state level She however said that the entire organisation s activities on the campaigns would be coordinated by the head office in Abuja We will be coordinating the campaign from Abuja to secure the participation and supports of key stakeholders such as the National Orientation Agency NOA she said Busari Akinnadeju advised youths to seek right leadership mentorship build individual capacity and gain financial independence She further said that while striving to re brand the citizens and nations identity citizenship awareness and appreciation self reliance and financial independence would not be left out Self reliance or financial independence skills acquisition and entrepreneurship among many others are major factors for effective and sustainable re branding she said POP aims to instill in the Nigerian youth the right leadership and political values appropriate for national development through political education mentorship and scholastic awards Edited by Chinyere Bassey Maharazu Ahmed
    NGO to kick off nationwide campaign on patriotism, citizenship awareness
     Project One Production POP an NGO says it is set to flag off a nationwide campaign to rebrand and rebuild the nation s identity at domestic and international level Mrs Busayo Busari Akinnadeju Executive Director of the NGO told the Nigeria News Agency on Wednesday in Abuja According to Busari Akinnadeju the IAMANIGERIAN campaign on patriotism citizenship awareness and citizens appreciation was to increase the pride that the people had in their national identity Our core values remains to instill the values of patriotism into the minds of every Nigerian if possible from childhood to adulthood We want Nigerians everywhere both home and abroad to uphold dignity and pride of the country we will instill integrity and other national values in every citizen she said The executive director said that the group had inaugurated a national committee consisting of 36 members from each state of the federation to oversee its activities at the state level She however said that the entire organisation s activities on the campaigns would be coordinated by the head office in Abuja We will be coordinating the campaign from Abuja to secure the participation and supports of key stakeholders such as the National Orientation Agency NOA she said Busari Akinnadeju advised youths to seek right leadership mentorship build individual capacity and gain financial independence She further said that while striving to re brand the citizens and nations identity citizenship awareness and appreciation self reliance and financial independence would not be left out Self reliance or financial independence skills acquisition and entrepreneurship among many others are major factors for effective and sustainable re branding she said POP aims to instill in the Nigerian youth the right leadership and political values appropriate for national development through political education mentorship and scholastic awards Edited by Chinyere Bassey Maharazu Ahmed
    NGO to kick off nationwide campaign on patriotism, citizenship awareness
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    NGO to kick off nationwide campaign on patriotism, citizenship awareness

    Project One Production (POP), an NGO, says it is set to flag off a nationwide campaign to rebrand and rebuild the nation’s identity at domestic and international level.

    Mrs Busayo Busari-Akinnadeju, Executive Director of the NGO told the Nigeria News Agency on Wednesday in Abuja.

    According to Busari-Akinnadeju, the `IAMANIGERIAN’ campaign on patriotism, citizenship awareness and citizens’ appreciation was to increase the pride that the people had in their national identity.

    “Our core values remains to instill the values of patriotism into the minds of every Nigerian if possible from childhood to adulthood.

    “We want Nigerians everywhere, both home and abroad to uphold dignity and pride of the country; we will instill integrity and other national values in every citizen,’’ she said.

    The executive director said that the group had inaugurated a national committee consisting of 36 members from each state of the federation to oversee its activities at the state level.

    She however, said that the entire organisation’s activities on the campaigns would be coordinated by the head office in Abuja.

    “We will be coordinating the campaign from Abuja to secure the participation and supports of key stakeholders such as the National Orientation Agency (NOA),’’ she said.

    Busari-Akinnadeju advised youths to seek right leadership mentorship, build individual capacity and gain financial independence.

    She further said that while striving to re-brand the citizens and nations identity, citizenship awareness and appreciation, self-reliance and financial independence would not be left out.

    “ Self reliance or financial independence, skills  acquisition and entrepreneurship among many others are major factors for effective and sustainable re-branding,’’ she said.

    POP aims to instill in the Nigerian youth the right leadership and political values appropriate for national development through political education, mentorship and scholastic awards.

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    Edited by: Chinyere Bassey/Maharazu Ahmed

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