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  •  The United Nations mission in Iraq called on leaders Wednesday to put their country first and end a long running political power struggle as tensions soar in the war scarred nation Nearly 10 months on from elections the oil rich country still has no government and no new prime minister or president We appeal to all actors to commit actively engage and agree on solutions without delay the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq UNAMI said in a statement Leaders must prioritise the national interest it said On Wednesday followers of powerful Shiite Muslim preacher and political kingmaker Moqtada Sadr continued a mass sit in at parliament for a fifth day The Sadr bloc opposes a nomination for prime minister by the Coordination Framework a rival Iran backed Shiite faction Outgoing prime minister Mustafa al Kadhemi has called for a national dialogue in a bid to bring all sides together to talk and on Wednesday spoke with President Barham Saleh Both men stressed the importance of guaranteeing security and stability in the country according to the Iraqi News Agency Meaningful dialogue among all Iraqi parties is now more urgent than ever as recent events have demonstrated the rapid risk of escalation in this tense political climate the UN mission warned On Tuesday a top Sadrist official gave followers 72 hours to shift their protests from the main meeting halls of parliament to the entrance of the building and a surrounding encampment Iraq is facing an extensive list of outstanding domestic issues it is in desperate need of economic reform effective public service delivery as well as a federal budget to name a few the UN added Hence it is past time for political stakeholders to assume their responsibilities and act in the national interest Iraq is the second largest producer in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and derives 90 percent of federal revenue from oil But it has still not adopted its budget for 2022 In June parliament passed an emergency finance bill to ensure gas supplies and buy grain for food security
    UN calls for ‘urgent’ solutions to Iraq political crisis
     The United Nations mission in Iraq called on leaders Wednesday to put their country first and end a long running political power struggle as tensions soar in the war scarred nation Nearly 10 months on from elections the oil rich country still has no government and no new prime minister or president We appeal to all actors to commit actively engage and agree on solutions without delay the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq UNAMI said in a statement Leaders must prioritise the national interest it said On Wednesday followers of powerful Shiite Muslim preacher and political kingmaker Moqtada Sadr continued a mass sit in at parliament for a fifth day The Sadr bloc opposes a nomination for prime minister by the Coordination Framework a rival Iran backed Shiite faction Outgoing prime minister Mustafa al Kadhemi has called for a national dialogue in a bid to bring all sides together to talk and on Wednesday spoke with President Barham Saleh Both men stressed the importance of guaranteeing security and stability in the country according to the Iraqi News Agency Meaningful dialogue among all Iraqi parties is now more urgent than ever as recent events have demonstrated the rapid risk of escalation in this tense political climate the UN mission warned On Tuesday a top Sadrist official gave followers 72 hours to shift their protests from the main meeting halls of parliament to the entrance of the building and a surrounding encampment Iraq is facing an extensive list of outstanding domestic issues it is in desperate need of economic reform effective public service delivery as well as a federal budget to name a few the UN added Hence it is past time for political stakeholders to assume their responsibilities and act in the national interest Iraq is the second largest producer in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and derives 90 percent of federal revenue from oil But it has still not adopted its budget for 2022 In June parliament passed an emergency finance bill to ensure gas supplies and buy grain for food security
    UN calls for ‘urgent’ solutions to Iraq political crisis
    Foreign2 months ago

    UN calls for ‘urgent’ solutions to Iraq political crisis

    The United Nations mission in Iraq called on leaders Wednesday to put their country first and end a long-running political power struggle, as tensions soar in the war-scarred nation.

    Nearly 10 months on from elections, the oil-rich country still has no government and no new prime minister or president.

    “We appeal to all actors to commit, actively engage and agree on solutions without delay”, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said in a statement.

    “Leaders must prioritise (the) national interest,” it said.

    On Wednesday, followers of powerful Shiite Muslim preacher and political kingmaker Moqtada Sadr continued a mass sit-in at parliament for a fifth day.

    The Sadr bloc opposes a nomination for prime minister by the Coordination Framework, a rival, Iran-backed Shiite faction.

    Outgoing prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi has called for a “national dialogue” in a bid to bring all sides together to talk, and on Wednesday spoke with President Barham Saleh.

    Both men stressed the importance of “guaranteeing security and stability” in the country, according to the Iraqi News Agency.

    “Meaningful dialogue among all Iraqi parties is now more urgent than ever, as recent events have demonstrated the rapid risk of escalation in this tense political climate,” the UN mission warned.

    On Tuesday, a top Sadrist official gave followers 72 hours to shift their protests from the main meeting halls of parliament to the entrance of the building and a surrounding encampment.

    “Iraq is facing an extensive list of outstanding domestic issues: it is in desperate need of economic reform, effective public service delivery as well as a federal budget — to name a few,” the UN added.

    “Hence, it is past time for political stakeholders to assume their responsibilities and act in the national interest.

    ” Iraq is the second largest producer in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and derives 90 percent of federal revenue from oil.

    But it has still not adopted its budget for 2022.

    In June, parliament passed an emergency finance bill, to ensure gas supplies and buy grain for “food security”.

  •  Ten thousand Nigerian homes have embraced an App developed by a Nigerian software developer to facilitate efficient use of household utilities Unveiling the App known as Cydene Express at a ceremony in Lagos on Monday the developer Mr Skalid Obi said the App was developed to help teeming Nigerian households and companies to pay for and track use of utilities Obi who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Cydene Energy Services Ltd said the App would also help Nigerians to make efficient use of utilities He said that the App would be presented formally to Nigerians on Aug 3 in Lagos describing the invention as a major breakthrough in the quest by people to track their use of utilities According to him the app will be used to access electricity cooking gas diesel call credit and other related utility bills He explained that users of the App would exploit utilities from the comfort of their homes The software developer said that he developed the App following an industry experience he gained while working as an intern in Exxon Mobil and at the Strategy Department in Techno Oil Ltd Lagos The experience helped me immensely in understanding the Nigerian business environment and how to provide engineering solutions to some teething problems At Techno Oil I handled dealer s agreements from station management to product allocations I quickly realised that the process of product supply is structured in all parts of the supply chain except to the very end user The challenge for consumers was their inability to know when and how they would track their daily needs and services as and when needed He said I decided that if I could automate the process of purchasing and distributing energy products on a retail level then I would have solved a huge part of the problem faced by consumers Obi said that industry experience had also played a big role in his floating and nurturing a data sciences company known as Cydene Data Solutions He said the company provided solutions on various energy needs including diesel supplies cooking gas energy tokens and other household needs According to him with Cydene Express App one can order cooking gas fuel diesel airtime credit and electricity tokens from the comfort of your home The entrepreneur said that the idea was to create an energy wallet that would serve all household s energy needs including taking advantage of energy merchants around you Obi recalled that his interest in the development of IT solutions started a long time ago after his high school saying that he felt humbled to have contributed to the growth of the Nigerian economy Also speaking at the event a non Executive Director of Cydene Energy Services Mr Sam Ochonwa said that the App which leverages on Artificial Intelligence would help to ease the stress of Nigerians using its tracking facilities Ochonwa said that the App was a major contribution in supporting the initiative of the Federal Government to ease the daily stress plaguing citizens A News Agency of Nigeria correspondent at the unveiling of the App reports that Cydene Express is a socially inclusive payment platform NewsSourceCredit NAN
    10,000 Nigerian households embrace new utilities App, due for launch Aug. 3
     Ten thousand Nigerian homes have embraced an App developed by a Nigerian software developer to facilitate efficient use of household utilities Unveiling the App known as Cydene Express at a ceremony in Lagos on Monday the developer Mr Skalid Obi said the App was developed to help teeming Nigerian households and companies to pay for and track use of utilities Obi who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Cydene Energy Services Ltd said the App would also help Nigerians to make efficient use of utilities He said that the App would be presented formally to Nigerians on Aug 3 in Lagos describing the invention as a major breakthrough in the quest by people to track their use of utilities According to him the app will be used to access electricity cooking gas diesel call credit and other related utility bills He explained that users of the App would exploit utilities from the comfort of their homes The software developer said that he developed the App following an industry experience he gained while working as an intern in Exxon Mobil and at the Strategy Department in Techno Oil Ltd Lagos The experience helped me immensely in understanding the Nigerian business environment and how to provide engineering solutions to some teething problems At Techno Oil I handled dealer s agreements from station management to product allocations I quickly realised that the process of product supply is structured in all parts of the supply chain except to the very end user The challenge for consumers was their inability to know when and how they would track their daily needs and services as and when needed He said I decided that if I could automate the process of purchasing and distributing energy products on a retail level then I would have solved a huge part of the problem faced by consumers Obi said that industry experience had also played a big role in his floating and nurturing a data sciences company known as Cydene Data Solutions He said the company provided solutions on various energy needs including diesel supplies cooking gas energy tokens and other household needs According to him with Cydene Express App one can order cooking gas fuel diesel airtime credit and electricity tokens from the comfort of your home The entrepreneur said that the idea was to create an energy wallet that would serve all household s energy needs including taking advantage of energy merchants around you Obi recalled that his interest in the development of IT solutions started a long time ago after his high school saying that he felt humbled to have contributed to the growth of the Nigerian economy Also speaking at the event a non Executive Director of Cydene Energy Services Mr Sam Ochonwa said that the App which leverages on Artificial Intelligence would help to ease the stress of Nigerians using its tracking facilities Ochonwa said that the App was a major contribution in supporting the initiative of the Federal Government to ease the daily stress plaguing citizens A News Agency of Nigeria correspondent at the unveiling of the App reports that Cydene Express is a socially inclusive payment platform NewsSourceCredit NAN
    10,000 Nigerian households embrace new utilities App, due for launch Aug. 3
    General news2 months ago

    10,000 Nigerian households embrace new utilities App, due for launch Aug. 3

    Ten thousand Nigerian homes have embraced an App developed by a Nigerian software developer to facilitate efficient use of household utilities.

    Unveiling the App, known as “Cydene Express’’ at a ceremony in Lagos on Monday, the developer, Mr Skalid Obi, said the App was developed to help teeming Nigerian households and companies to pay for and track use of utilities.

    Obi, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Cydene Energy Services Ltd., said the App would also help Nigerians to make efficient use of utilities.

    He said that the App would be presented formally to Nigerians on Aug. 3 in Lagos, describing the invention as a major breakthrough in the quest by people to track their use of utilities.

    According to him, the app will be used to access electricity, cooking gas, diesel, call credit and other related utility bills.

    He explained that users of the App would exploit utilities from the comfort of their homes.

    The software developer said that he developed the App, following an industry experience he gained while working as an intern in Exxon Mobil and at the Strategy Department in Techno Oil Ltd., Lagos.

    “The experience helped me immensely in understanding the Nigerian business environment and how to provide engineering solutions to some teething problems.

    “At Techno Oil, I handled dealer’s agreements from station management to product allocations.

    “I quickly realised that the process of product supply is structured in all parts of the supply chain, except to the very end user.

    “The challenge for consumers was their inability to know when and how they would track their daily needs and services as and when needed.

    He said: “I decided that if I could automate the process of purchasing and distributing energy products on a retail level, then I would have solved a huge part of the problem faced by consumers’’.

    Obi said that industry experience had also played a big role in his floating and nurturing a data sciences company, known as Cydene Data Solutions.

    He said the company provided solutions on various energy needs, including diesel supplies, cooking gas, energy tokens and other household needs.

    According to him, with Cydene Express App, one can order cooking gas, fuel, diesel, airtime credit and electricity tokens from the comfort of your home.

    The entrepreneur said that the idea was to create an energy wallet that would serve all household’s energy needs, including taking advantage of energy merchants around you.

    Obi recalled that his interest in the development of IT solutions started a long time ago after his high school, saying that he felt humbled to have contributed to the growth of the Nigerian economy.

    Also speaking at the event, a non-Executive Director of Cydene Energy Services, Mr Sam Ochonwa, said that the App, which leverages on Artificial Intelligence would help to ease the stress of Nigerians using its tracking facilities.

    Ochonwa said that the App was a major contribution in supporting the initiative of the Federal Government to ease the daily stress plaguing citizens.

    A News Agency of Nigeria  correspondent at the unveiling of the App reports that Cydene Express is a socially inclusive payment platform.

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    NewsSourceCredit: NAN