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  •   The Senate has received a formal request from President Muhammadu Buhari to confirm Professor Ayo C Omotayo as Director General of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies According to a statement by Ezrel Tabiowo a spokesperson to the Senate President Ahmad Lawan the request was contained in a letter read on Tuesday during plenary by Mr Lawan moments after the chamber resumed plenary from its eighteen working days recess The Senate had adjourned plenary on October 13 2020 to enable Ministries Departments and Agencies of Government to defend their respective budget estimates for the year 2022 before the relevant Committees of the National Assembly Mr Buhari in the letter sought the confirmation of Professor Ayo Omotayo as Director General of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies in accordance with the Section 5 2 of the NIPSS Act 2004 The letter was titled Request for confirmation of appointment of Prof Ayo C Omotayo PhD as Director General National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies NIPSS It reads In accordance with the provision of Section 5 subsection 2 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies Act 2004 I write to present for confirmation by the Senate the appointment of Prof Ayo C Omotayo as Director General National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies NIPSS The nominee s CV is attached herewith It is my hope that the Senate will consider and confirm the nominee in the usual expeditious manner
    Buhari writes Senate, seeks confirmation of Prof. Omotayo as NIPSS D-G 
      The Senate has received a formal request from President Muhammadu Buhari to confirm Professor Ayo C Omotayo as Director General of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies According to a statement by Ezrel Tabiowo a spokesperson to the Senate President Ahmad Lawan the request was contained in a letter read on Tuesday during plenary by Mr Lawan moments after the chamber resumed plenary from its eighteen working days recess The Senate had adjourned plenary on October 13 2020 to enable Ministries Departments and Agencies of Government to defend their respective budget estimates for the year 2022 before the relevant Committees of the National Assembly Mr Buhari in the letter sought the confirmation of Professor Ayo Omotayo as Director General of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies in accordance with the Section 5 2 of the NIPSS Act 2004 The letter was titled Request for confirmation of appointment of Prof Ayo C Omotayo PhD as Director General National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies NIPSS It reads In accordance with the provision of Section 5 subsection 2 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies Act 2004 I write to present for confirmation by the Senate the appointment of Prof Ayo C Omotayo as Director General National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies NIPSS The nominee s CV is attached herewith It is my hope that the Senate will consider and confirm the nominee in the usual expeditious manner
    Buhari writes Senate, seeks confirmation of Prof. Omotayo as NIPSS D-G 
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    Buhari writes Senate, seeks confirmation of Prof. Omotayo as NIPSS D-G 

    The Senate has received a formal request from President Muhammadu Buhari to confirm Professor Ayo C. Omotayo as Director-General of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies.

    According to a statement by Ezrel Tabiowo, a spokesperson to the Senate President Ahmad Lawan, the request was contained in a letter read on Tuesday during plenary by Mr Lawan, moments after the chamber resumed plenary from its eighteen working days recess.

     The Senate had adjourned plenary on October 13, 2020, to enable Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government to defend their respective budget estimates for the year 2022 before the relevant Committees of the National Assembly.

    Mr Buhari in the letter sought the confirmation of Professor Ayo Omotayo as Director-General of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies in accordance with the Section 5(2) of the NIPSS Act 2004.

    The letter was titled: “Request for confirmation of appointment of Prof. Ayo C. Omotayo PhD as Director General, National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS).”

    It reads: “In accordance with the provision of Section 5 subsection 2 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies Act 2004, I write to present for confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of Prof. Ayo C. Omotayo as Director-General, National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS).

    “The nominee’s CV is attached herewith.

     “It is my hope that the Senate will consider and confirm the nominee in the usual expeditious manner.”

  •   Sunday Bassey Gov Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has restated his administration s commitment to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals SDGs in the state The Commissioner for Lands and Water Resources Mr Umo Eno stated this on Sunday in Uyo when members of National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies NIPSS led by Mr Jacobs Tsado visited him Eno said that the governor was very passionate about ensuring that SDGs were met in every area He added that the state government was currently reviewing the state s water bill in order to have an acceptable water law and policy The commissioner noted that one of the main focus of the completion agenda championed by the governor was food security He said that the governor had set different machineries in motion to achieve the set objectives and ensure sustainability According to him government is approaching agriculture from a different perspective to ensure food sufficiency and security The constitution of the Technical Committee on Agriculture and Food Sufficiency and the Directorate of Agricultural Investments are strategic moves toward attaining the goals he said The commissioner reiterated the fundamental objective of the Emmanuel led administration which he said was to ensure that 80 per cent of the foods being consumed in the state were produced internally He said that in the area of water and sanitation the ministry was on track and currently collaborating with the Federal Government on the Water Sanitation and Hygiene WASH programme to end open defecation Earlier Tsado said that the NIPSS members were currently undertaking an appraisal of some critical aspects of SDGs in some states of the federation including Akwa Ibom According to Tsado NIPSS is the apex policy research and training institution in Nigeria which among other engagements undertook policy research into all areas of national life He said that NIPSS was a general purpose research institute with the mandate to look into any and every issue that concerned Nigeria Tsado said that the study was ongoing in six states of the federation representing the six geopolitical zones with specific interest in goals two food security and six water and sanitation of the 17 SDGs He noted that food security and water and sanitation were the critical goals affecting people at the grassroots level www Source NAN
    Emmanuel restates commitment to SDGs’ implementation in A’Ibom
      Sunday Bassey Gov Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has restated his administration s commitment to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals SDGs in the state The Commissioner for Lands and Water Resources Mr Umo Eno stated this on Sunday in Uyo when members of National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies NIPSS led by Mr Jacobs Tsado visited him Eno said that the governor was very passionate about ensuring that SDGs were met in every area He added that the state government was currently reviewing the state s water bill in order to have an acceptable water law and policy The commissioner noted that one of the main focus of the completion agenda championed by the governor was food security He said that the governor had set different machineries in motion to achieve the set objectives and ensure sustainability According to him government is approaching agriculture from a different perspective to ensure food sufficiency and security The constitution of the Technical Committee on Agriculture and Food Sufficiency and the Directorate of Agricultural Investments are strategic moves toward attaining the goals he said The commissioner reiterated the fundamental objective of the Emmanuel led administration which he said was to ensure that 80 per cent of the foods being consumed in the state were produced internally He said that in the area of water and sanitation the ministry was on track and currently collaborating with the Federal Government on the Water Sanitation and Hygiene WASH programme to end open defecation Earlier Tsado said that the NIPSS members were currently undertaking an appraisal of some critical aspects of SDGs in some states of the federation including Akwa Ibom According to Tsado NIPSS is the apex policy research and training institution in Nigeria which among other engagements undertook policy research into all areas of national life He said that NIPSS was a general purpose research institute with the mandate to look into any and every issue that concerned Nigeria Tsado said that the study was ongoing in six states of the federation representing the six geopolitical zones with specific interest in goals two food security and six water and sanitation of the 17 SDGs He noted that food security and water and sanitation were the critical goals affecting people at the grassroots level www Source NAN
    Emmanuel restates commitment to SDGs’ implementation in A’Ibom
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    Emmanuel restates commitment to SDGs’ implementation in A’Ibom

    Sunday Bassey

    Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has restated his administration’s commitment to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the state.

    The Commissioner for Lands and Water Resources, Mr Umo Eno, stated this on Sunday in Uyo when members of National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), led by Mr Jacobs Tsado, visited him.

    Eno said that the governor was very passionate about ensuring that SDGs were met in every area.

    He added that the state government was currently reviewing the state’s water bill in order to have an acceptable water law and policy.

    The commissioner noted that one of the main focus of the completion agenda championed by the governor was food security.

    He said that the governor had set different machineries in motion to achieve the set objectives and ensure sustainability.

    According to him, government is approaching agriculture from a different perspective to ensure food sufficiency and security.

    “The constitution of the Technical Committee on Agriculture and Food Sufficiency and the Directorate of Agricultural Investments are strategic moves toward attaining the goals,’’ he said.

    The commissioner reiterated the fundamental objective of the Emmanuel led-administration which, he said, was to ensure that 80 per cent of the foods being consumed in the state were produced internally.

    He said that in the area of water and sanitation, the ministry was on track and currently collaborating with the Federal Government on the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme to end open defecation.

    Earlier, Tsado said that the NIPSS members were currently undertaking an appraisal of some critical aspects of SDGs in some states of the federation, including Akwa Ibom.

    According to Tsado, NIPSS is the apex policy, research and training institution in Nigeria which, among other engagements, undertook policy research into all areas of national life.

    He said that NIPSS was a general purpose research institute, with the mandate to look into any and every issue that concerned Nigeria.

    Tsado said that the study was ongoing in six states of the federation, representing the six geopolitical zones, with specific interest in goals two (food security) and six (water and sanitation) of the 17 SDGs.

    He noted that food security and water and sanitation were the critical goals affecting people at the grassroots level. (www.)

    Source: NAN

  •   By Emmanuel Mogbede Dr Gloria Shoda the President National Council for Women Society NCWS has stressed the need for political meetings to be held in day time to enable married female politicians effectively participate in politics Shoda made the call while speaking with newsmen at a one day stakeholders engagement on Enhancing Women s Participation in the Political Process in Nigeria on Monday in Abuja Shoda was represented by Dr Nwanganga Ibeh the President South East Professional Women Association of Nigeria at the event which was organised by National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies NIPSS in collaboration with the European Union EU She said that because of the cultural background that did not allow women to be out late at nights they were always not present at night political meetings where important decisions were taken In our culture we know that women are not supposed to stay out late or come home very late most marriages pack up when women become very actively involved in politics she noted She said this was especially so if such women gave in to attending late night political meetings where importance decisions were taken And we know that when they do not turn up for these night meetings where important decisions are taken they are just left off So I want to advocate that for women in politics to be effectively active in policy making and political party activities Political meetings should hold when it is reasonable for a married woman to attend she said Because we are in a changing and challenging world where violence is becoming the order of the day political meetings should be held in the day time Shoda said there was need to recognise that the world had changed adding we need to create new policies that aee viable and attainable in line with the new world order Hajiya Mufuliat Fijabi the Executive Director Nigerian Women Trust Fund said her office was working to bridge the gender gaps in governments We are working to ensure that there is political will to assist women to be where they have to be in terms of participating actively in politics and the electoral process We have been mobilising women and giving them necessary technical assistance to enhance their opportunities to emerge as elected representatives and appointed persons in government she said She however noted that women were still being challenged because of political terrain in the country and cultural background in some cases Dr Leonard Nzenwa the Inter party Advisory Committee IPAC Chairman assured that going forward women would have a better deal in politics because they would always be carried along He however added that most of the political request made by women needed constitutional backings to actualise them Most of the things being requested by women need constitutional backings you don t just talk of reserving particular positions for women you have to look at the constituency and other things It is not only a one party thing it is an inclusive thing and that is why we are asking the National Assembly to make these provisions where it will be possible for all parties to comply with If it is going be seven sits that will be kept aside for women all the parties will comply he said Brig Gen Chukwuemeka Udaya the Acting Director General NIPSS said women participation in politics could not be underestimated He said the institute had commenced sensitisation efforts aimed at mobilising political leaders and other stakeholders to further deepen women participation in politics He noted that there were adequate legislature in the country and political guidelines to encourage women participation in politics adding however that there was need for more sensitisation He said as a national institute NIPPS would help to formulate strategies to encourage more women participation in politics He however regretted that not withstanding the existence of Nigerian gender policy participation of women in political processes at various levels in the country was still very low Udaya blamed political parties for stalling efforts being made to include more women in politics and governance Indeed political parties in Nigeria have provisions in their constitutions and guidelines and rules to ensure inclusion of women in the scheme of things but in practice these provisions are either disregarded or utterly breeched We are trying to develop strategies to implement those policies that are on ground identify those regulations and bring out strategies that will assist to implement those legislatures NAN Source NAN
    NCWS advocates day time political meetings for effective women participation
      By Emmanuel Mogbede Dr Gloria Shoda the President National Council for Women Society NCWS has stressed the need for political meetings to be held in day time to enable married female politicians effectively participate in politics Shoda made the call while speaking with newsmen at a one day stakeholders engagement on Enhancing Women s Participation in the Political Process in Nigeria on Monday in Abuja Shoda was represented by Dr Nwanganga Ibeh the President South East Professional Women Association of Nigeria at the event which was organised by National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies NIPSS in collaboration with the European Union EU She said that because of the cultural background that did not allow women to be out late at nights they were always not present at night political meetings where important decisions were taken In our culture we know that women are not supposed to stay out late or come home very late most marriages pack up when women become very actively involved in politics she noted She said this was especially so if such women gave in to attending late night political meetings where importance decisions were taken And we know that when they do not turn up for these night meetings where important decisions are taken they are just left off So I want to advocate that for women in politics to be effectively active in policy making and political party activities Political meetings should hold when it is reasonable for a married woman to attend she said Because we are in a changing and challenging world where violence is becoming the order of the day political meetings should be held in the day time Shoda said there was need to recognise that the world had changed adding we need to create new policies that aee viable and attainable in line with the new world order Hajiya Mufuliat Fijabi the Executive Director Nigerian Women Trust Fund said her office was working to bridge the gender gaps in governments We are working to ensure that there is political will to assist women to be where they have to be in terms of participating actively in politics and the electoral process We have been mobilising women and giving them necessary technical assistance to enhance their opportunities to emerge as elected representatives and appointed persons in government she said She however noted that women were still being challenged because of political terrain in the country and cultural background in some cases Dr Leonard Nzenwa the Inter party Advisory Committee IPAC Chairman assured that going forward women would have a better deal in politics because they would always be carried along He however added that most of the political request made by women needed constitutional backings to actualise them Most of the things being requested by women need constitutional backings you don t just talk of reserving particular positions for women you have to look at the constituency and other things It is not only a one party thing it is an inclusive thing and that is why we are asking the National Assembly to make these provisions where it will be possible for all parties to comply with If it is going be seven sits that will be kept aside for women all the parties will comply he said Brig Gen Chukwuemeka Udaya the Acting Director General NIPSS said women participation in politics could not be underestimated He said the institute had commenced sensitisation efforts aimed at mobilising political leaders and other stakeholders to further deepen women participation in politics He noted that there were adequate legislature in the country and political guidelines to encourage women participation in politics adding however that there was need for more sensitisation He said as a national institute NIPPS would help to formulate strategies to encourage more women participation in politics He however regretted that not withstanding the existence of Nigerian gender policy participation of women in political processes at various levels in the country was still very low Udaya blamed political parties for stalling efforts being made to include more women in politics and governance Indeed political parties in Nigeria have provisions in their constitutions and guidelines and rules to ensure inclusion of women in the scheme of things but in practice these provisions are either disregarded or utterly breeched We are trying to develop strategies to implement those policies that are on ground identify those regulations and bring out strategies that will assist to implement those legislatures NAN Source NAN
    NCWS advocates day time political meetings for effective women participation
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    NCWS advocates day time political meetings for effective women participation

    By Emmanuel Mogbede

    Dr Gloria Shoda, the  President, National Council for Women Society (NCWS) has stressed the need for political meetings to be held in day time to enable married female politicians effectively participate in politics.

    Shoda made the call while speaking with newsmen at a one-day stakeholders’ engagement on Enhancing Women’s Participation in the Political Process in Nigeria, on Monday, in Abuja.

    Shoda was represented by Dr Nwanganga Ibeh, the President South-East Professional Women Association of Nigeria at the event, which was organised by National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) in collaboration with the  European Union (EU).

    She said that because of the cultural background that did not allow women to be out late at nights, they were always not present at night political meetings where important decisions were taken.

    “In our culture, we know that women are not supposed to stay out late or come home very late, most marriages pack up when women become very actively involved in politics,’’ she noted.

    She said this was especially so if such women gave in to attending late night political meetings where importance decisions were taken.

    “And we know that when they do not turn up for these night meetings where important decisions are taken, they are just left off.

    “So I want to advocate that for women in politics to be effectively active in policy making and political party activities.

    “Political meetings should hold when it is reasonable for a married woman to attend,’’ she said.

    “Because we are in a changing and challenging world where violence is becoming the order of the day, political meetings should be held in the day time.”

    Shoda said there was need to recognise that the world had changed, adding “we need to create new policies that aee viable and attainable in line with the new world order.”

    Hajiya Mufuliat Fijabi, the Executive Director, Nigerian Women Trust Fund said her office was working to bridge the gender gaps in governments.

    “We are working to ensure that there is political will to assist women to be where they have to be in terms of participating actively in politics and the electoral process.

    “We have been mobilising women and giving them necessary technical assistance to enhance their opportunities to emerge as elected representatives and appointed persons in government,’’ she said.

    She, however, noted that women were still being challenged because of political terrain in the country and cultural background in some cases.

    Dr Leonard Nzenwa, the Inter-party Advisory Committee (IPAC) Chairman assured that going forward, women would have a better deal in politics because they would always be carried along.

    He, however, added that most of the political request made by women needed constitutional backings to actualise them.

    “Most of the things being requested by women need constitutional backings; you don’t just talk of reserving particular positions for women, you have to look at the constituency and other things.

    “It is not only a one party thing, it is an inclusive thing and that is why we are asking the National Assembly to make these provisions where it will be possible for all parties to comply with.

    “If it is going be seven sits that will be kept aside for women, all the parties will comply,’’ he said.

    Brig. Gen. Chukwuemeka Udaya, the Acting Director-General NIPSS, said women participation in politics could not be underestimated.

    He said the institute had commenced sensitisation efforts aimed at mobilising political leaders and other stakeholders to further deepen women participation in politics.

    He noted that there were adequate legislature in the country and political guidelines to encourage women participation in politics,  adding however that there was need for more sensitisation.

    He said as a national institute, NIPPS would help to formulate strategies to encourage more women participation in politics.

    He, however, regretted that not withstanding the existence of Nigerian gender policy, participation of women in political processes at various levels in the country was still very low.

    Udaya blamed political parties for stalling efforts being made to include more women in politics and governance.

    “Indeed, political parties in Nigeria have provisions in their constitutions and guidelines and rules to ensure inclusion of women in the scheme of things but in practice, these provisions are either disregarded or utterly breeched.

    “We are trying to develop strategies to implement those policies that are on ground, identify those regulations and bring out strategies that will assist to implement those legislatures.(NAN)

    Source: NAN

  •   By Martha Agas Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau denounced the use of social media to threaten Nigerian democracy The governor denounced this during a dinner he hosted to commemorate Democracy Day in Nigeria on Saturday at Government House in Jos He said some Nigerians are using social media to propagate their personal interests at the expense of defending Nigeria s democratic values It is timely for me to draw attention to the worrying situation where part of mainstream media and to a large extent social media is becoming a threat to Nigerian democracy People who want to pursue their personal interests use certain sections of media irresponsibility They spread lies fake news incitement and refuse to abide by the code of professional ethics Sometimes when you follow what some people post on social media you wonder if they believe in Nigeria Lalong said The governor said Nigerians should be responsible careful and jealously guard the country s democracy He said Nigeria would not disintegrate unlike negative accounts infiltrating the regime Nigeria will not collapse or disintegrate Let us not dwell on our ethnic religious political and ideological differences but embrace our diversity which is our greatest strength When we come together and promote justice fairness equity and tolerance for one another there will be no limit to the size of the Plateau State and Nigeria as a whole did he declare Lalong said the unity of Nigerians devoid of political religious or ethnic affiliations would help overcome poverty insecurity religious fanaticism ethnic bigotry intolerance lawlessness political rascality and corruption He said that while leadership is essential for good governance the electorate also has a central role in implementing change selecting responsible and altruistic leaders Lalong however said these leaders should not be forced to respond to personal demands or interests at the expense of the public good adding that individuals should not be made stronger than democratic institutions He said his administration is committed to empowering young people through its various intervention programs with government and non government agencies According to him this will reduce the vulnerability of young people to crime Speaking at the event Ms Philomena Lot chairman of the judicial commission of inquiry into police brutality and other related extrajudicial killings in Plateau said 152 million naira had been recommended as compensation for the victims families of applicants In his presentation on an assessment of the Lalong administration Professor Andrew Zamani Institute of Governance and Development Nasarawa State University Keffi praised the governor for facilitating the low risk rating of Plateau in the analysis of security mapping in Nigeria He praised Lalong s commitment to consolidating peace security and good governance since the creation of his government six years ago Zamani urged him to ensure inclusion in governance especially in gender parity The Nigerian News Agency NAN reports that dinner guests included the Managing Director of the Industrial Training Fund Mr Joseph Ari Others were the Acting Director General of the National Institute for Political and Strategic Studies NIPSS Kuru Brig Gen Chukwuemeka Udaya and other senior government officials NAA NAN
    June 12:  Lalong decries use of social media against democracy By Martha Agas
      By Martha Agas Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau denounced the use of social media to threaten Nigerian democracy The governor denounced this during a dinner he hosted to commemorate Democracy Day in Nigeria on Saturday at Government House in Jos He said some Nigerians are using social media to propagate their personal interests at the expense of defending Nigeria s democratic values It is timely for me to draw attention to the worrying situation where part of mainstream media and to a large extent social media is becoming a threat to Nigerian democracy People who want to pursue their personal interests use certain sections of media irresponsibility They spread lies fake news incitement and refuse to abide by the code of professional ethics Sometimes when you follow what some people post on social media you wonder if they believe in Nigeria Lalong said The governor said Nigerians should be responsible careful and jealously guard the country s democracy He said Nigeria would not disintegrate unlike negative accounts infiltrating the regime Nigeria will not collapse or disintegrate Let us not dwell on our ethnic religious political and ideological differences but embrace our diversity which is our greatest strength When we come together and promote justice fairness equity and tolerance for one another there will be no limit to the size of the Plateau State and Nigeria as a whole did he declare Lalong said the unity of Nigerians devoid of political religious or ethnic affiliations would help overcome poverty insecurity religious fanaticism ethnic bigotry intolerance lawlessness political rascality and corruption He said that while leadership is essential for good governance the electorate also has a central role in implementing change selecting responsible and altruistic leaders Lalong however said these leaders should not be forced to respond to personal demands or interests at the expense of the public good adding that individuals should not be made stronger than democratic institutions He said his administration is committed to empowering young people through its various intervention programs with government and non government agencies According to him this will reduce the vulnerability of young people to crime Speaking at the event Ms Philomena Lot chairman of the judicial commission of inquiry into police brutality and other related extrajudicial killings in Plateau said 152 million naira had been recommended as compensation for the victims families of applicants In his presentation on an assessment of the Lalong administration Professor Andrew Zamani Institute of Governance and Development Nasarawa State University Keffi praised the governor for facilitating the low risk rating of Plateau in the analysis of security mapping in Nigeria He praised Lalong s commitment to consolidating peace security and good governance since the creation of his government six years ago Zamani urged him to ensure inclusion in governance especially in gender parity The Nigerian News Agency NAN reports that dinner guests included the Managing Director of the Industrial Training Fund Mr Joseph Ari Others were the Acting Director General of the National Institute for Political and Strategic Studies NIPSS Kuru Brig Gen Chukwuemeka Udaya and other senior government officials NAA NAN
    June 12:  Lalong decries use of social media against democracy By Martha Agas
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    June 12:  Lalong decries use of social media against democracy By Martha Agas

    By Martha Agas

    Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau denounced the use of social media to threaten Nigerian democracy.

    The governor denounced this during a dinner he hosted to commemorate Democracy Day in Nigeria on Saturday at Government House in Jos.

    He said some Nigerians are using social media to propagate their personal interests at the expense of defending Nigeria's democratic values.

    “It is timely for me to draw attention to the worrying situation where part of mainstream media and to a large extent social media is becoming a threat to Nigerian democracy.

    “People who want to pursue their personal interests use certain sections of media irresponsibility.

    “They spread lies, fake news, incitement and refuse to abide by the code of professional ethics.

    “Sometimes when you follow what some people post on social media, you wonder if they believe in Nigeria,” Lalong said.

    The governor said Nigerians should be responsible, careful and jealously guard the country's democracy.

    He said Nigeria would not disintegrate unlike negative accounts infiltrating the regime.

    “Nigeria will not collapse or disintegrate. Let us not dwell on our ethnic, religious, political and ideological differences but embrace our diversity which is our greatest strength.

    "When we come together and promote justice, fairness, equity and tolerance for one another, there will be no limit to the size of the Plateau State and Nigeria as a whole," did he declare.

    Lalong said the unity of Nigerians devoid of political, religious or ethnic affiliations would help overcome poverty, insecurity, religious fanaticism, ethnic bigotry, intolerance, lawlessness, political rascality and corruption. .

    He said that while leadership is essential for good governance, the electorate also has a central role in implementing change, selecting responsible and altruistic leaders.

    Lalong, however, said these leaders should not be forced to respond to personal demands or interests at the expense of the public good, adding that individuals should not be made stronger than democratic institutions.

    He said his administration is committed to empowering young people through its various intervention programs with government and non-government agencies.

    According to him, this will reduce the vulnerability of young people to crime.

    Speaking at the event, Ms.Philomena Lot, chairman of the judicial commission of inquiry into police brutality and other related extrajudicial killings in Plateau, said 152 million naira had been recommended as compensation for the victims. families of applicants.

    In his presentation on an assessment of the Lalong administration, Professor Andrew Zamani, Institute of Governance and Development, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, praised the governor for facilitating the low-risk rating of Plateau in the analysis of security mapping in Nigeria.

    He praised Lalong's commitment to consolidating peace, security and good governance since the creation of his government six years ago.

    Zamani urged him to ensure inclusion in governance, especially in gender parity.

    The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that dinner guests included the Managing Director of the Industrial Training Fund, Mr. Joseph Ari.

    Others were the Acting Director General of the National Institute for Political and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Brig.-Gen. Chukwuemeka Udaya and other senior government officials. (NAA)

    (NAN)

  •  Gov Nasiru El Rufai of Kaduna State on Friday urged Alumni Association of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies to use their expertise in finding solutions to banditry in the country The governor who received members of the association in Kaduna urged them to make recommendations to the Federal Government for a holistic action to tackle the problem Step into this and bring all your experience to guide the government as to what to do to solve this problems as the National institute is the most prestigious public policy institute in the country he said On his administration El Rufai said that he dedicated his first tenure to improving human capital and now focused on infrastructure development and opening up the state more for business investments and job creation According to him in the first quarter of the year Kaduna state attracted investment far ahead of Lagos We have expand health care system education social development and Kaduna has lowest of out of school children in the northwest While appreciating the NIPSS Alumni for the visit El Rufai reiterated that he has done all he can to deliver social services to the people and bridge the infrastructural deficit in the state Kaduna state is an old state which all successive governments inherited all the basic structure of governance from hotel airport secretariat and many more that made successive governments more relaxed But newer states that had to start from scratch came to overtake Kaduna state interms of infrastructural development because they had to build their universities polytechnics hotels and so on he noted According to him one of the key challenges of his administration was to upgrade infrastructure in Kaduna the state capital which is a home for all Earlier President of the NIPSS Alumni MD Abubakar said the visit was to commiserate with the government on the needless deaths of so many citizens as a result of banditry and ethno religious conflicts I said needless deaths because some of the issues that were the remote and immediate causes of this ugly situation could have been averted if Nigerians as a whole had fully imbibed the culture of dialogue in conflict resolution and appreciate the benefits of peaceful coexistence Abubakar said He called on every patriotic Nigerian to support the Federal and State Governments as well as the security forces toeradicate all such unwholesome activities in our country As AANI we are in full support of your peace and security efforts which we believe will yield results he said The group expressed its commitment to the peace and development of Kaduna State and Nigeria in general andappealed to all Nigerians and the media to be more cautious in reporting national security issues We also wish to emphatically state that AANI supports governor El rufai s efforts in repositioning public schools in Kaduna State he added Edited By Benson Iziama Maharazu Ahmed Source NAN
    Gov El-Rufai urges NIPSS Alumni to find solutions to banditry
     Gov Nasiru El Rufai of Kaduna State on Friday urged Alumni Association of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies to use their expertise in finding solutions to banditry in the country The governor who received members of the association in Kaduna urged them to make recommendations to the Federal Government for a holistic action to tackle the problem Step into this and bring all your experience to guide the government as to what to do to solve this problems as the National institute is the most prestigious public policy institute in the country he said On his administration El Rufai said that he dedicated his first tenure to improving human capital and now focused on infrastructure development and opening up the state more for business investments and job creation According to him in the first quarter of the year Kaduna state attracted investment far ahead of Lagos We have expand health care system education social development and Kaduna has lowest of out of school children in the northwest While appreciating the NIPSS Alumni for the visit El Rufai reiterated that he has done all he can to deliver social services to the people and bridge the infrastructural deficit in the state Kaduna state is an old state which all successive governments inherited all the basic structure of governance from hotel airport secretariat and many more that made successive governments more relaxed But newer states that had to start from scratch came to overtake Kaduna state interms of infrastructural development because they had to build their universities polytechnics hotels and so on he noted According to him one of the key challenges of his administration was to upgrade infrastructure in Kaduna the state capital which is a home for all Earlier President of the NIPSS Alumni MD Abubakar said the visit was to commiserate with the government on the needless deaths of so many citizens as a result of banditry and ethno religious conflicts I said needless deaths because some of the issues that were the remote and immediate causes of this ugly situation could have been averted if Nigerians as a whole had fully imbibed the culture of dialogue in conflict resolution and appreciate the benefits of peaceful coexistence Abubakar said He called on every patriotic Nigerian to support the Federal and State Governments as well as the security forces toeradicate all such unwholesome activities in our country As AANI we are in full support of your peace and security efforts which we believe will yield results he said The group expressed its commitment to the peace and development of Kaduna State and Nigeria in general andappealed to all Nigerians and the media to be more cautious in reporting national security issues We also wish to emphatically state that AANI supports governor El rufai s efforts in repositioning public schools in Kaduna State he added Edited By Benson Iziama Maharazu Ahmed Source NAN
    Gov El-Rufai urges NIPSS Alumni to find solutions to banditry
    General news2 years ago

    Gov El-Rufai urges NIPSS Alumni to find solutions to banditry

    Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Friday, urged Alumni Association of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies to use their expertise in finding solutions to banditry in the country.

    The governor, who received members of the association in Kaduna, urged them to make recommendations to the Federal Government for a holistic action to tackle the problem.

    “Step into this and bring all your experience to guide the government as to what to do to solve this problems as the National institute is the most prestigious public policy institute in the country,” he said.

    On his administration, El-Rufai said that he dedicated his first tenure to improving human capital, and now focused on infrastructure development and opening up the state more for business investments and job creation.

    According to him, in the first quarter of the year, Kaduna state attracted investment far ahead of Lagos.

    “We have expand health care system, education, social development and Kaduna has lowest of out of school children in the northwest.”

    While appreciating the NIPSS Alumni for the visit, El-Rufai reiterated that he has done all he can to deliver social services to the people and bridge the infrastructural deficit in the state.

    “Kaduna state is an old state which all successive governments inherited all the basic structure of governance from hotel, airport, secretariat and many more that made successive governments more relaxed

    “But newer states that had to start from scratch came to overtake Kaduna state interms of infrastructural development because they had to build their universities, polytechnics, hotels and so on,” he noted.

    According to him, one of the key challenges of his administration was to upgrade infrastructure in Kaduna, the state capital, which is a home for all.

    Earlier, President of the NIPSS Alumni, MD Abubakar, said the visit was to commiserate with the government on the needless deaths of so many citizens as a result of banditry and ethno-religious conflicts.

    “I said needless deaths because some of the issues that were the remote and immediate causes of this ugly situation could have been averted if Nigerians as a whole had fully imbibed the culture of dialogue in conflict resolution and appreciate the benefits of peaceful coexistence,” Abubakar said.

    He called on every patriotic Nigerian to support the Federal and State Governments, as well as the security forces to

    eradicate all such unwholesome activities in our country.

    “As AANI, we are in full support of your peace and security efforts which we believe will yield results, ” he said.

    The group expressed its commitment to the peace and development of Kaduna State and Nigeria in general, and

    appealed to all Nigerians and the media to be more cautious in reporting national security issues.

    “We also wish to emphatically state that AANI supports governor El-rufai’s efforts in repositioning public schools in Kaduna State, ” he added./


    Edited By: Benson Iziama/Maharazu Ahmed
    Source: NAN

  •  The Minister of Science and Technology Dr Ogbonnaya Onu has received the interim report of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies NIPSS on science innovation and economy Onu received the report on Friday in Abuja with the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology s joint committee on review and strategy for the implementation of the annual presidential parley report s from 2008 to 2019 The committee which was set up by the minister was to examine ways and means by which the socio economic development of Nigeria could be galvanised using Science Technology and Innovation Receiving the report Onu said the report of the committee would enable the country to refocus its economic outlook in the light of the shortfall in oil prices and the Coronavirus COVID 19 pandemic The minister said the input of science and technology would be very crucial to the new economic blueprint that would emerge in the new national and world order in post COVID 19 pandemic According to the him for Nigeria to increase her Gross Domestic Product GDP there is need to increase her exports and significantly reduce her imports This he said could only be accomplished through the application of science technology and innovation as encapsulated in the knowledge and innovation driven economic order being championed by the ministry He mentioned the policies to include Executive Order 5 Science and Technology Roadmap 2017 to 2030 National Methanol Fuel Production Policy the National Strategy for Competiveness in Raw Materials and Product Development Onu also mentioned the national leather products policy among others while noting that these policies were put in place to ensure economic diversification and development of a new economic order in the country This can be done and must be done he said Dr Peter Ekweozor Chairman of the committee and Director of the Environmental Science Tecchnology Department of the ministry said the committee had examined the reports of NIPSS set 1 42 Ekweozor said after the examination the committee came up with policies that would propel the socio economic development of the country He maintained that the committee had made concrete recommendations and implementation strategies that would drive the recommendations The chairman further said that in the course of its assignment the committee met with various stakeholders including the organised private sector Edited By Chinyere Nwachukwu Felix Ajide NAN
    Technology Minister receives committee’s report on innovation, economy from NIPSS
     The Minister of Science and Technology Dr Ogbonnaya Onu has received the interim report of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies NIPSS on science innovation and economy Onu received the report on Friday in Abuja with the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology s joint committee on review and strategy for the implementation of the annual presidential parley report s from 2008 to 2019 The committee which was set up by the minister was to examine ways and means by which the socio economic development of Nigeria could be galvanised using Science Technology and Innovation Receiving the report Onu said the report of the committee would enable the country to refocus its economic outlook in the light of the shortfall in oil prices and the Coronavirus COVID 19 pandemic The minister said the input of science and technology would be very crucial to the new economic blueprint that would emerge in the new national and world order in post COVID 19 pandemic According to the him for Nigeria to increase her Gross Domestic Product GDP there is need to increase her exports and significantly reduce her imports This he said could only be accomplished through the application of science technology and innovation as encapsulated in the knowledge and innovation driven economic order being championed by the ministry He mentioned the policies to include Executive Order 5 Science and Technology Roadmap 2017 to 2030 National Methanol Fuel Production Policy the National Strategy for Competiveness in Raw Materials and Product Development Onu also mentioned the national leather products policy among others while noting that these policies were put in place to ensure economic diversification and development of a new economic order in the country This can be done and must be done he said Dr Peter Ekweozor Chairman of the committee and Director of the Environmental Science Tecchnology Department of the ministry said the committee had examined the reports of NIPSS set 1 42 Ekweozor said after the examination the committee came up with policies that would propel the socio economic development of the country He maintained that the committee had made concrete recommendations and implementation strategies that would drive the recommendations The chairman further said that in the course of its assignment the committee met with various stakeholders including the organised private sector Edited By Chinyere Nwachukwu Felix Ajide NAN
    Technology Minister receives committee’s report on innovation, economy from NIPSS
    Science & Technology2 years ago

    Technology Minister receives committee’s report on innovation, economy from NIPSS

    The Minister of Science and Technology,  Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has received the interim report of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) on science, innovation and economy.

    Onu, received the report on Friday in Abuja with the  Federal Ministry of Science and Technology’s joint committee on review and strategy, for the implementation of the annual presidential parley report(s) from 2008 to 2019.

    The committee, which was set up by the minister, was to examine ways and means by which the socio-economic development of Nigeria could be galvanised, using Science, Technology and Innovation.

    Receiving the report, Onu said the report of the committee would  enable the country to refocus its economic outlook, in the light of the shortfall in oil prices and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

    The minister said the input of science and technology would be very crucial to the new economic blueprint that would emerge in the new national and world order in post- COVID-19 pandemic.

    According to the him, for Nigeria to increase her Gross Domestic Product (GDP), there is need to increase her exports and significantly reduce her imports.

    This, he said, could only be accomplished through the application of science, technology and innovation, as encapsulated in the knowledge and innovation-driven economic order, being championed by the ministry.

    He mentioned the policies to include Executive Order 5, Science and Technology Roadmap 2017 to 2030, National Methanol Fuel Production Policy, the  National Strategy for Competiveness in Raw Materials and Product Development.

    Onu also mentioned the national leather products policy among others, while noting that these policies were put in place  to ensure economic diversification and development of a new economic order in the country.

    ”This can be done and must be done,” he said.

    Dr Peter Ekweozor, Chairman of the committee and Director of the Environmental Science Tecchnology Department of the ministry, said the committee had examined the reports of NIPSS set 1 – 42.

    Ekweozor said after the examination, the committee came up with policies that would propel the socio-economic development of the country.

    He maintained that the committee had made concrete recommendations and implementation strategies that would drive the recommendations.

    The chairman further said that in the course of its assignment, the committee met with various stakeholders including the organised private sector.


    Edited By: Chinyere Nwachukwu/Felix Ajide (NAN)

     

     

  •  The National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies NIPSS Kuru on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding MoU with two centres to facilitate cooperation in training and collaborative research The centres are the Dantiye Centre for Good Leadership and Journalism DCLJ and the JS Centre for Governance and Security Policy Initiative CGSPI The signing was done during a virtual meeting with participants Prof Habu Galadima Director General NIPSS said that the focal objective of the MoU was to promote establish and maintain cooperation and mutual assistance in the provision of training and strategic policy research as well as advisory support in the field of regional and global issues We must dig deep within ourselves and reach beyond our comfort zones for useful practical and beneficial solutions With the insurgency in the Sahel impacting parts of Nigeria and a number of other countries in the region political tensions often related to elections disputes over trade and regional protocols significant climate changes affecting the largely agrarian economies of the region Not to mention the outbreak of the COVID 19 pandemic and its ramifications for public policy particularly public health safety and the economy The world is indeed going through a period that tasks the creative energy innovative spirit and imagination of institutions such as NIPSS We cannot keep doing things the old way he said He said that the problems confronting the world also presented unique opportunities adding that the MoU would provide the framework for the National Institute to seize the opportunities We are confident that this partnership will also assist Nigeria and other countries in the sub region in the quest to promote collaborative politics the ECOWAS protocols on good governance the African Union Charter on Democracy Elections and Governance ACDEG and the African Union Agenda 2063 the United Nations Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs he added News Agency of Nigeria reports that the ceremony had in attendance the Chairman of the Dantiye Centre Prof Munzali Jibril and the Chairman of the CGPSI Dr Jonathan Sandy who was represented by Dr Tony Karbo Jibril and Karbo praised the leadership and foresight of NIPSS and expressed confidence that the MoU would open a new frontier in collaborative problem solving on the continent The ceremony was witnessed by senior management of NIPSS members of the Board of Trustees of the Dantiye Centre affiliates of the CGPSI from Cote d Ivoire Sierra Leone Guinea Malawi Kenya Rwanda UK United States Australia and members of the AU Economic Social and Cultural Council ECOSOCC Lusaka Edited By Kayode Olaitan NAN
    NIPSS, centres, sign MoU on training, collaborative research
     The National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies NIPSS Kuru on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding MoU with two centres to facilitate cooperation in training and collaborative research The centres are the Dantiye Centre for Good Leadership and Journalism DCLJ and the JS Centre for Governance and Security Policy Initiative CGSPI The signing was done during a virtual meeting with participants Prof Habu Galadima Director General NIPSS said that the focal objective of the MoU was to promote establish and maintain cooperation and mutual assistance in the provision of training and strategic policy research as well as advisory support in the field of regional and global issues We must dig deep within ourselves and reach beyond our comfort zones for useful practical and beneficial solutions With the insurgency in the Sahel impacting parts of Nigeria and a number of other countries in the region political tensions often related to elections disputes over trade and regional protocols significant climate changes affecting the largely agrarian economies of the region Not to mention the outbreak of the COVID 19 pandemic and its ramifications for public policy particularly public health safety and the economy The world is indeed going through a period that tasks the creative energy innovative spirit and imagination of institutions such as NIPSS We cannot keep doing things the old way he said He said that the problems confronting the world also presented unique opportunities adding that the MoU would provide the framework for the National Institute to seize the opportunities We are confident that this partnership will also assist Nigeria and other countries in the sub region in the quest to promote collaborative politics the ECOWAS protocols on good governance the African Union Charter on Democracy Elections and Governance ACDEG and the African Union Agenda 2063 the United Nations Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs he added News Agency of Nigeria reports that the ceremony had in attendance the Chairman of the Dantiye Centre Prof Munzali Jibril and the Chairman of the CGPSI Dr Jonathan Sandy who was represented by Dr Tony Karbo Jibril and Karbo praised the leadership and foresight of NIPSS and expressed confidence that the MoU would open a new frontier in collaborative problem solving on the continent The ceremony was witnessed by senior management of NIPSS members of the Board of Trustees of the Dantiye Centre affiliates of the CGPSI from Cote d Ivoire Sierra Leone Guinea Malawi Kenya Rwanda UK United States Australia and members of the AU Economic Social and Cultural Council ECOSOCC Lusaka Edited By Kayode Olaitan NAN
    NIPSS, centres, sign MoU on training, collaborative research
    Metro2 years ago

    NIPSS, centres, sign MoU on training, collaborative research

    The National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, on Wednesday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with two centres to facilitate cooperation in training and collaborative research.

    The centres are the Dantiye Centre for Good Leadership and Journalism (DCLJ) and the JS Centre for Governance and Security Policy Initiative (CGSPI).

    The signing, was done during a virtual meeting with participants.

    Prof. Habu Galadima, Director General, NIPSS, said that the focal objective of the MoU, was to promote, establish and maintain cooperation and mutual assistance in the provision of training and strategic policy research as well as advisory support in the field of regional and global issues.

    “We must dig deep within ourselves and reach beyond our comfort zones for useful, practical and beneficial solutions.

    “With the insurgency in the Sahel impacting parts of Nigeria and a number of other countries in the region; political tensions, often related to elections; disputes over trade and regional protocols; significant climate changes affecting the largely agrarian economies of the region.

    “Not to mention the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and its ramifications for public policy, particularly public health, safety and the economy.

    “The world is indeed going through a period that tasks the creative energy, innovative spirit and imagination of institutions such as NIPSS.

    “We cannot keep doing things the old way,” he said.

    He said that the problems confronting the world also presented unique opportunities, adding that the MoU would provide the framework for the National Institute to seize the opportunities.

    “We are confident that this partnership will also assist Nigeria and other countries in the sub-region in the quest to promote collaborative politics; the ECOWAS protocols on good governance; the African Union Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (ACDEG) and the African Union Agenda 2063; the United Nations Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” he added.

    News Agency of Nigeria reports that the ceremony had in attendance the Chairman of the Dantiye Centre, Prof. Munzali Jibril and the Chairman of the CGPSI, Dr. Jonathan Sandy, who was represented by Dr. Tony Karbo.

    Jibril and Karbo praised the leadership and foresight of NIPSS and expressed confidence that the MoU would open a new frontier in collaborative problem-solving on the continent.

    The ceremony was witnessed by senior management of NIPSS; members of the Board of Trustees of the Dantiye Centre; affiliates of the CGPSI from Cote d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Malawi, Kenya, Rwanda, UK, United States, Australia and members of the AU-Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC), Lusaka.


    Edited By: Kayode Olaitan (NAN)

  •  The Chief of Naval Staff Vice Adm Ibok Ete Ibas has approved new appointments of some senior officers in the Nigerian Navy The Navy Director of Information Commodore Suleman Dahun made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja He said the major reshufflement affected 110 senior officers consisting of 33 Rear Admirals and 77 Commodores Dahun said the new Chief of Policy and Plans Naval Headquarters is Rear Adm Ifeola Mohammed He said Rear Adm Obi Ofodile formerly Director of Plans Defence Headquarters has been reappointed to Defence Headquarters as Chief of Defence Administration While Rear Adm Matthew Emuekpere formerly Deputy Commandant Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji moves to Naval Headquarters as Chief of Naval Transformation Rear Adm Ahamefule Eluwa who was a Directing Staff at National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies NIPSS Kuru Jos resumes as Admiral Superintendent Naval Doctrine and Assessment Centre he said Dahun said the re organisation also affected Rear Adm Segun Adebari who has been posted to Defence Headquarters as Director of Plans from Nigerian Navy Holdings Limited He said Rear Adm Abubakar Al Hassan formerly Director of Development Defence Headquarters has been appointed as Admiral Superintendent Naval Ordnance Depot while Rear Adm Francis Isaac is the new Navy Secretary at Naval Headquarters Also Rear Adm Abdullahi Adamu the immediate past Admiral Superintendent Naval Ordnance Depot moves to Defence Headquarters as Director of Search and Rescue Rear Adm Maurice Eno who was the Admiral Superintendent Naval Doctrine and Assessment Centre has been posted to Defence Headquarters as Director of Development Rear Adm Frederick Ogu formerly Navy Secretary Naval Headquarters is the new Flag Officer Commanding Naval Training Command he said Dahun said Surgeon Rear Adm Lawan Adams is now the new Director Medical Services of the Nigerian Navy while Rear Adm Abraham Adaji who was the Director of Training Naval Headquarters resumes as Group Managing Director of Nigerian Navy Holdings Limited He said Rear Adm Elkanah Jaiyeola formerly Fleet Commander Headquarters Western Fleet has been appointed as Moderator at NIPSS Kuru Jos Similarly Rear Adm Baribuma Kole formerly Fleet Commander Eastern Fleet is now the Director of Foreign Liaison Desk at Naval Headquarters Rear Adm Ibikunle Olaiya the immediate past Director of Operations Naval Headquarters is the new Chief of Training and Operations Naval Headquarters while Rear Adm Othaniel Filafa moves to Naval Headquarters as Director of Veteran Affairs he said He said Rear Adm Akinga Ayafa has been reappointed Director Recruitment Release and Reserve at Naval Headquarters while Rear Adm Nuhu Bala resumes at Naval Headquarters as Director of Transformation Rear Adm Barabutemegha Gbassa formerly the Chief Staff Officer Headquarters Logistics Command has been posted to Defence Headquarters as Director of Project Monitoring Rear Adm Sileranda Lassa the immediate past Director of Project Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate at Naval Headquarters is the new Flag Officer Commanding Logistics Command Rear Adm Danjuma Moses has been appointed as the Fleet Commander Headquarters Western Fleet while Rear Adm Muhammad Nagenu is now the Director Project Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate at Naval Headquarters he said Dahun said Rear Adm Vincent Okeke formerly Commander Nigerian Navy Ship NNS VICTORY has been appointed as Director of Education Defence Headquarters Similarly the new postings moved Rear Adm Yakubu Wambai from Defence Headquarters to Naval Headquarters as Director of Training While Rear Adm Emmanuel Beckley has been reappointed Director Combat Policy and Tactics at Naval Headquarters he said He said Rear Adm Perry Onwuzulike resumes as the Fleet Commander Headquarters Eastern Fleet while Rear Adm Murtala Bashir formerly the Chief Staff Officer Headquarters Western Naval Command moves to Naval Headquarters as Director of Operations Dahun also said Rear Adm Tanko Pani is now the Chief Staff Officer Headquarters Western Naval Command while Rear Adm Chukwu Okafor has been reappointed to the Naval Headquarters as the Hydrographer of the Nigerian Navy In another development Rear Adm Ibrahim Dewu formerly Commander NNS DELTA resumes as Managing Director Nigerian Navy Hotel and Suites Limited While Rear Adm Monday Unurhiere the immediate past Commander NNS JUBILEE becomes the Deputy Commandant Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji he said He said the former Commandant Nigerian Naval College Onne Rear Adm Joseph Akpan resumes at Naval Headquarters Naval Safety and Standards as Director Records Return and Analysis Dahun added that Rear Adm Olumuyiwa Olotu who was Commander NNS LUGARD is the new Chief Staff Officer Headquarters Logistics Command Edited By Tayo Ikujuni Muhammad Suleiman Tola NAN
    Navy appoints 110 senior officers
     The Chief of Naval Staff Vice Adm Ibok Ete Ibas has approved new appointments of some senior officers in the Nigerian Navy The Navy Director of Information Commodore Suleman Dahun made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja He said the major reshufflement affected 110 senior officers consisting of 33 Rear Admirals and 77 Commodores Dahun said the new Chief of Policy and Plans Naval Headquarters is Rear Adm Ifeola Mohammed He said Rear Adm Obi Ofodile formerly Director of Plans Defence Headquarters has been reappointed to Defence Headquarters as Chief of Defence Administration While Rear Adm Matthew Emuekpere formerly Deputy Commandant Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji moves to Naval Headquarters as Chief of Naval Transformation Rear Adm Ahamefule Eluwa who was a Directing Staff at National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies NIPSS Kuru Jos resumes as Admiral Superintendent Naval Doctrine and Assessment Centre he said Dahun said the re organisation also affected Rear Adm Segun Adebari who has been posted to Defence Headquarters as Director of Plans from Nigerian Navy Holdings Limited He said Rear Adm Abubakar Al Hassan formerly Director of Development Defence Headquarters has been appointed as Admiral Superintendent Naval Ordnance Depot while Rear Adm Francis Isaac is the new Navy Secretary at Naval Headquarters Also Rear Adm Abdullahi Adamu the immediate past Admiral Superintendent Naval Ordnance Depot moves to Defence Headquarters as Director of Search and Rescue Rear Adm Maurice Eno who was the Admiral Superintendent Naval Doctrine and Assessment Centre has been posted to Defence Headquarters as Director of Development Rear Adm Frederick Ogu formerly Navy Secretary Naval Headquarters is the new Flag Officer Commanding Naval Training Command he said Dahun said Surgeon Rear Adm Lawan Adams is now the new Director Medical Services of the Nigerian Navy while Rear Adm Abraham Adaji who was the Director of Training Naval Headquarters resumes as Group Managing Director of Nigerian Navy Holdings Limited He said Rear Adm Elkanah Jaiyeola formerly Fleet Commander Headquarters Western Fleet has been appointed as Moderator at NIPSS Kuru Jos Similarly Rear Adm Baribuma Kole formerly Fleet Commander Eastern Fleet is now the Director of Foreign Liaison Desk at Naval Headquarters Rear Adm Ibikunle Olaiya the immediate past Director of Operations Naval Headquarters is the new Chief of Training and Operations Naval Headquarters while Rear Adm Othaniel Filafa moves to Naval Headquarters as Director of Veteran Affairs he said He said Rear Adm Akinga Ayafa has been reappointed Director Recruitment Release and Reserve at Naval Headquarters while Rear Adm Nuhu Bala resumes at Naval Headquarters as Director of Transformation Rear Adm Barabutemegha Gbassa formerly the Chief Staff Officer Headquarters Logistics Command has been posted to Defence Headquarters as Director of Project Monitoring Rear Adm Sileranda Lassa the immediate past Director of Project Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate at Naval Headquarters is the new Flag Officer Commanding Logistics Command Rear Adm Danjuma Moses has been appointed as the Fleet Commander Headquarters Western Fleet while Rear Adm Muhammad Nagenu is now the Director Project Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate at Naval Headquarters he said Dahun said Rear Adm Vincent Okeke formerly Commander Nigerian Navy Ship NNS VICTORY has been appointed as Director of Education Defence Headquarters Similarly the new postings moved Rear Adm Yakubu Wambai from Defence Headquarters to Naval Headquarters as Director of Training While Rear Adm Emmanuel Beckley has been reappointed Director Combat Policy and Tactics at Naval Headquarters he said He said Rear Adm Perry Onwuzulike resumes as the Fleet Commander Headquarters Eastern Fleet while Rear Adm Murtala Bashir formerly the Chief Staff Officer Headquarters Western Naval Command moves to Naval Headquarters as Director of Operations Dahun also said Rear Adm Tanko Pani is now the Chief Staff Officer Headquarters Western Naval Command while Rear Adm Chukwu Okafor has been reappointed to the Naval Headquarters as the Hydrographer of the Nigerian Navy In another development Rear Adm Ibrahim Dewu formerly Commander NNS DELTA resumes as Managing Director Nigerian Navy Hotel and Suites Limited While Rear Adm Monday Unurhiere the immediate past Commander NNS JUBILEE becomes the Deputy Commandant Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji he said He said the former Commandant Nigerian Naval College Onne Rear Adm Joseph Akpan resumes at Naval Headquarters Naval Safety and Standards as Director Records Return and Analysis Dahun added that Rear Adm Olumuyiwa Olotu who was Commander NNS LUGARD is the new Chief Staff Officer Headquarters Logistics Command Edited By Tayo Ikujuni Muhammad Suleiman Tola NAN
    Navy appoints 110 senior officers
    Defence/Security3 years ago

    Navy appoints 110 senior officers

    The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Adm. Ibok-Ete Ibas, has approved new appointments of some senior officers in the Nigerian Navy.

    The Navy Director of Information, Commodore Suleman Dahun, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

    He said the major reshufflement affected 110 senior officers, consisting of 33 Rear Admirals and 77 Commodores.

    Dahun said the new Chief of Policy and Plans Naval Headquarters is Rear Adm. Ifeola Mohammed.

    He said Rear Adm. Obi Ofodile, formerly Director of Plans, Defence Headquarters, has been reappointed to Defence Headquarters as Chief of Defence Administration.

    While Rear Adm. Matthew Emuekpere, formerly Deputy Commandant, Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, moves to Naval Headquarters as Chief of Naval Transformation.

    Rear Adm. Ahamefule Eluwa, who was a Directing Staff at National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru-Jos, resumes as Admiral Superintendent, Naval Doctrine and Assessment Centre,” he said.

    Dahun said the re-organisation also affected Rear Adm. Segun Adebari, who has been posted to Defence Headquarters as Director of Plans from Nigerian Navy Holdings Limited.

    He said Rear Adm. Abubakar Al-Hassan, formerly Director of Development, Defence Headquarters, has been appointed as Admiral Superintendent, Naval Ordnance Depot, while Rear Adm. Francis Isaac is the new Navy Secretary at Naval Headquarters.

    Also Rear Adm. Abdullahi Adamu, the immediate past Admiral Superintendent, Naval Ordnance Depot, moves to Defence Headquarters as Director of Search and Rescue.

    Rear Adm. Maurice Eno, who was the Admiral Superintendent, Naval Doctrine and Assessment Centre, has been posted to Defence Headquarters as Director of Development.

    Rear Adm. Frederick Ogu, formerly Navy Secretary, Naval Headquarters, is the new Flag Officer, Commanding Naval Training Command,” he said.

    Dahun said Surgeon Rear Adm. Lawan Adams is now the new Director, Medical Services of the Nigerian Navy, while Rear Adm. Abraham Adaji, who was the Director of Training, Naval Headquarters, resumes as Group Managing Director of Nigerian Navy Holdings Limited.

    He said Rear Adm. Elkanah Jaiyeola, formerly Fleet Commander, Headquarters Western Fleet, has been appointed as Moderator at NIPSS, Kuru, Jos.

    Similarly, Rear Adm. Baribuma Kole, formerly Fleet Commander, Eastern Fleet, is now the Director of Foreign Liaison Desk at Naval Headquarters.

    Rear Adm. Ibikunle Olaiya, the immediate past Director of Operations, Naval Headquarters, is the new Chief of Training and Operations, Naval Headquarters, while Rear Adm. Othaniel Filafa moves to Naval Headquarters as Director of Veteran Affairs,” he said.

    He said Rear Adm. Akinga Ayafa has been reappointed Director, Recruitment, Release and Reserve at Naval Headquarters, while Rear Adm. Nuhu Bala resumes at Naval Headquarters as Director of Transformation.

    Rear Adm. Barabutemegha Gbassa, formerly the Chief Staff Officer, Headquarters Logistics Command, has been posted to Defence Headquarters as Director of Project Monitoring.

    Rear Adm. Sileranda Lassa, the immediate past Director of Project Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate at Naval Headquarters is the new Flag Officer, Commanding Logistics Command.

    Rear Adm. Danjuma Moses has been appointed as the Fleet Commander, Headquarters Western Fleet, while Rear Adm. Muhammad Nagenu is now the Director, Project Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate at Naval Headquarters,” he said.

    Dahun said Rear Adm. Vincent Okeke, formerly Commander, Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) VICTORY, has been appointed as Director of Education, Defence Headquarters.

    “Similarly, the new postings moved Rear Adm. Yakubu Wambai from Defence Headquarters to Naval Headquarters as Director of Training,

    While Rear Adm. Emmanuel Beckley has been reappointed Director, Combat Policy and Tactics at Naval Headquarters,” he said.

    He said Rear Adm. Perry Onwuzulike resumes as the Fleet Commander, Headquarters Eastern Fleet, while Rear Adm. Murtala Bashir, formerly the Chief Staff Officer, Headquarters Western Naval Command, moves to Naval Headquarters as Director of Operations.

    Dahun also said Rear Adm. Tanko Pani is now the Chief Staff Officer, Headquarters Western Naval Command, while Rear Adm. Chukwu Okafor has been reappointed to the Naval Headquarters as the Hydrographer of the Nigerian Navy.

    “In another development, Rear Adm. Ibrahim Dewu, formerly Commander, NNS DELTA, resumes as Managing Director, Nigerian Navy Hotel and Suites Limited,

    While Rear Adm. Monday Unurhiere, the immediate past Commander, NNS JUBILEE, becomes the Deputy Commandant, Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji,” he said.

    He said the former Commandant, Nigerian Naval College, Onne, Rear Adm. Joseph Akpan, resumes at Naval Headquarters (Naval Safety and Standards) as Director, Records Return and Analysis.

    Dahun added that Rear Adm. Olumuyiwa Olotu, who was Commander, NNS LUGARD, is the new Chief Staff Officer, Headquarters Logistics Command.


    Edited By: Tayo Ikujuni/Muhammad Suleiman Tola (NAN)

  •  The Alumni Association of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies NIPSS has begun the distribution of palliatives to 500 families in the Federal Capital Territory Lagos and Kano States The Vice President of the alumni Aisha Dankani disclosed this when she presented the palliatives to the FCT Minister of State Dr Ramatu Aliyu on Friday in Abuja The items she said are 500 bags of 10Kg rice 500 cartons of Spaghettis 30 cartons of Power Oil and 200 pieces of washable facemask Dankani explained that the alumni began its donation and distribution in the three most affected states saying after them we will extend the palliatives to other states in the country She said that the alumni was targeting those that lived from hand to mouth depending on daily bread in order to reduce their burden and put smiles on their faces We came together and felt that we need to touch the lives of ordinary citizens especially the vulnerable groups who are largely most affected by the lockdown And we therefore put some items together as palliatives and presented to the FCT minister of state for onward distribution to the less privileged in the territory For the first batch we are doing three at the moment On Thursday we flagged off in Lagos today Friday we are doing it in Abuja and on Monday we are going to Kano Dankani said Responding the FCT Minister of State assured that the items would be distributed to the most vulnerable people in the FCT She thanked the leadership and members of the alumni saying your thoughts must be commended The minister also hailed the decision of the alumni in choosing the three states most affected by the COVID 19 pandemic On behalf of the Federal Capital Territory Administration we say a very big thank you and welcome to the city The items will be given to the Director General of the FCT Emergency Management Agency for onward distribution equally to the poorest of the poor in Abuja Aliyu said Edited By Oluyinka Fadare Ismail Abdulaziz NAN
    NIPSS alumni distributes palliative to 500 families in FCT, Lagos
     The Alumni Association of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies NIPSS has begun the distribution of palliatives to 500 families in the Federal Capital Territory Lagos and Kano States The Vice President of the alumni Aisha Dankani disclosed this when she presented the palliatives to the FCT Minister of State Dr Ramatu Aliyu on Friday in Abuja The items she said are 500 bags of 10Kg rice 500 cartons of Spaghettis 30 cartons of Power Oil and 200 pieces of washable facemask Dankani explained that the alumni began its donation and distribution in the three most affected states saying after them we will extend the palliatives to other states in the country She said that the alumni was targeting those that lived from hand to mouth depending on daily bread in order to reduce their burden and put smiles on their faces We came together and felt that we need to touch the lives of ordinary citizens especially the vulnerable groups who are largely most affected by the lockdown And we therefore put some items together as palliatives and presented to the FCT minister of state for onward distribution to the less privileged in the territory For the first batch we are doing three at the moment On Thursday we flagged off in Lagos today Friday we are doing it in Abuja and on Monday we are going to Kano Dankani said Responding the FCT Minister of State assured that the items would be distributed to the most vulnerable people in the FCT She thanked the leadership and members of the alumni saying your thoughts must be commended The minister also hailed the decision of the alumni in choosing the three states most affected by the COVID 19 pandemic On behalf of the Federal Capital Territory Administration we say a very big thank you and welcome to the city The items will be given to the Director General of the FCT Emergency Management Agency for onward distribution equally to the poorest of the poor in Abuja Aliyu said Edited By Oluyinka Fadare Ismail Abdulaziz NAN
    NIPSS alumni distributes palliative to 500 families in FCT, Lagos
    Metro3 years ago

    NIPSS alumni distributes palliative to 500 families in FCT, Lagos

    The Alumni Association of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) has begun the distribution of palliatives to 500 families in the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and Kano States.

    The Vice-President of the alumni, Aisha Dankani, disclosed this when she presented the palliatives to the FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, on Friday in Abuja.

    The items, she said, are 500 bags of 10Kg rice, 500 cartons of Spaghettis, 30 cartons of Power Oil and 200 pieces of washable facemask.

    Dankani explained that the alumni began its donation and distribution in the three most affected states, saying “after them we will extend the palliatives to other states in the country.

    She said that the alumni was targeting those that lived from hand to mouth, depending on daily bread in order to reduce their burden and put smiles on their faces.

    “We came together and felt that we need to touch the lives of ordinary citizens, especially the vulnerable groups who are largely most affected by the lockdown.

    “And we therefore put some items together as palliatives, and presented to the FCT minister of state for onward distribution to the less privileged in the territory.

    “For the first batch, we are doing three at the moment. On Thursday, we flagged off in Lagos; today Friday we are doing it in Abuja, and on Monday we are going to Kano,’’ Dankani said.

    Responding, the FCT Minister of State, assured that the items would be distributed to the most vulnerable people in the FCT.

    She thanked the leadership and members of the alumni, saying “your thoughts must be commended.”

    The minister also hailed the decision of the alumni in choosing the three states most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    “On behalf of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, we say a very big thank you and welcome to the city.

    “The items will be given to the Director-General of the FCT Emergency Management Agency for onward distribution equally to the poorest of the poor in Abuja,’’ Aliyu said.



    Edited By: Oluyinka Fadare/Ismail Abdulaziz (NAN)

  •  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says there is need for Nigeria s policy elite to contribute to matters of national concern and public discourse especially on issues of national unity Osinbajo s spokesman Laolu Akande in a statement on Wednesday said that the vice president made the appeal when he received the executive council of the Alumni Association of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies NIPSS at the Presidential Villa Abuja Osinbajo said that while politicians would be in office for a time the policy and intellectual elite would always be around and therefore should not leave public discourse to politicians The vice president who is also the Chairman of the NIPSS Governing Council harped on the need for the nation s policy elite to contribute to the debates on national development I think that this question of national unity is one that we must look at very carefully and must proffer ideas and solutions to issues Even if we are not in government we as intellectual elite are supposed to ensure that in terms of direction we are heard it is up to us to advise and to be as vocal as possible and we have so many channels to give advice If you look at the quality of debates or sometimes the acrimony with which debates on national unity are proffered you will find that unless something is done a time will come when it will be impossible to have any kind of decent debate Those who are extremists will take over the public space because those who have a stake in ensuring that the country is united are not saying anything So I think it is very important that we as policy elite develop a position there is no question at all that if we keep quiet and nothing is said the space will be taken over by those who have not had the chance of seriously considering the issues Osinbajo lauded NIPSS s contribution to reforms across sectors of the economy He said the absence of enlightened contributions to important public debates about what government had done and should do was worrisome Osinbajo said that a look at some of the works that had been done in NIPSS showed that a lot of thinking had been done You know all the contours all the problems the issues and all that so you are able to approach issues from a much more nuanced and seasoned point of view So I think the institute especially the alumni association has a very crucial role to play in moderating public discourse and also in proffering ideas to solving problems he said The vice president also spoke on efforts made by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to address poverty insecurity and other issues confronting Nigerians He said a lot of the initiatives undertaken by the administration especially under the Social Investment Programmes the school feeding the cash transfers and others were geared towards addressing the issue of poverty in the country Earlier in his remarks Mohammed Abubakar President of the NIPSS Alumni Association and former Inspector General of Police commended the vice president s interest in the progress of the institute He appealed for more support to enable the institute to proffer more solutions to the nation s challenges Edited By Obike Ukoh
    Speak up on national unity: Osinbajo tells Nigeria’s policy elite
     Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says there is need for Nigeria s policy elite to contribute to matters of national concern and public discourse especially on issues of national unity Osinbajo s spokesman Laolu Akande in a statement on Wednesday said that the vice president made the appeal when he received the executive council of the Alumni Association of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies NIPSS at the Presidential Villa Abuja Osinbajo said that while politicians would be in office for a time the policy and intellectual elite would always be around and therefore should not leave public discourse to politicians The vice president who is also the Chairman of the NIPSS Governing Council harped on the need for the nation s policy elite to contribute to the debates on national development I think that this question of national unity is one that we must look at very carefully and must proffer ideas and solutions to issues Even if we are not in government we as intellectual elite are supposed to ensure that in terms of direction we are heard it is up to us to advise and to be as vocal as possible and we have so many channels to give advice If you look at the quality of debates or sometimes the acrimony with which debates on national unity are proffered you will find that unless something is done a time will come when it will be impossible to have any kind of decent debate Those who are extremists will take over the public space because those who have a stake in ensuring that the country is united are not saying anything So I think it is very important that we as policy elite develop a position there is no question at all that if we keep quiet and nothing is said the space will be taken over by those who have not had the chance of seriously considering the issues Osinbajo lauded NIPSS s contribution to reforms across sectors of the economy He said the absence of enlightened contributions to important public debates about what government had done and should do was worrisome Osinbajo said that a look at some of the works that had been done in NIPSS showed that a lot of thinking had been done You know all the contours all the problems the issues and all that so you are able to approach issues from a much more nuanced and seasoned point of view So I think the institute especially the alumni association has a very crucial role to play in moderating public discourse and also in proffering ideas to solving problems he said The vice president also spoke on efforts made by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to address poverty insecurity and other issues confronting Nigerians He said a lot of the initiatives undertaken by the administration especially under the Social Investment Programmes the school feeding the cash transfers and others were geared towards addressing the issue of poverty in the country Earlier in his remarks Mohammed Abubakar President of the NIPSS Alumni Association and former Inspector General of Police commended the vice president s interest in the progress of the institute He appealed for more support to enable the institute to proffer more solutions to the nation s challenges Edited By Obike Ukoh
    Speak up on national unity: Osinbajo tells Nigeria’s policy elite
    General news3 years ago

    Speak up on national unity: Osinbajo tells Nigeria’s policy elite

    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says there is  need for Nigeria’s policy elite to contribute  to matters of national concern and public discourse, especially on issues of national unity.

    Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Wednesday, said that the vice president, made the appeal when he received the executive council of the Alumni Association of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

    Osinbajo said that while politicians would be in office for a time, the policy and intellectual elite would always be around and therefore should not leave public discourse to politicians.

    The vice president, who is also the Chairman of the NIPSS Governing Council, harped on the need for the nation’s policy elite to contribute to the debates on national development.

    “I think that this question of national unity is one that we must look at very carefully and must proffer ideas and solutions to issues.

    “Even if we are not in government, we as intellectual elite are supposed to ensure that, in terms of direction, we are heard; it is up to us to advise and to be as vocal as possible, and we have so many channels to give advice.

    “If you look at the quality of debates or sometimes the acrimony with which debates on national unity are proffered, you will find that unless something is done, a time will come when it will be impossible to have any kind of decent debate.

    “Those who are extremists, will take over the public space, because those who have a stake in ensuring that the country is united are not saying anything.

    “So, I think it is very important that we, as policy elite, develop a position; there is no question at all that if we keep quiet and nothing is said, the space will be taken over by those who have not had the chance of seriously considering the issues.”

    Osinbajo lauded NIPSS’s contribution to reforms across sectors of the economy.

    He said the absence of enlightened contributions to important public debates about what government had done and should do was worrisome.

    Osinbajo said that a look at some of the works that had been done in NIPSS showed that a lot of thinking had been done.

    “You know all the contours, all the problems, the issues and all that, so you are able to approach issues from a much more nuanced and seasoned point of view.

    “So, I think the institute especially the alumni association has a very crucial role to play in moderating public discourse and also in proffering ideas to solving problems,’’ he said.

    The vice president also spoke on efforts made by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to address poverty, insecurity and other issues confronting Nigerians.

    He said a lot of the initiatives undertaken by the  administration especially under the Social Investment Programmes– the school feeding, the cash transfers, and others, were  geared towards addressing the issue of poverty in the country.

    Earlier in his remarks, Mohammed Abubakar, President of the NIPSS Alumni Association, and former Inspector General of Police, commended the vice president’s interest in the progress of the institute.

    He appealed for more support to enable the institute to proffer more solutions to the nation’s challenges.

     


    Edited By: Obike Ukoh

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