Connect with us

University of Jos

  •   Jos varProf Tanko Ishaya the Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos has advised media practitioners to be professional and focus more on investigative reporting Tanko gave the advice when Mr Kayode Olaitan the North Central Zonal Manager of the News Agency of Nigeria visited him on Thursday in Jos The Vice Chancellor who thanked the manager for the visit said that investigative reporting would help in addressing some of the challenges Nigeria was facing He opined that investigating stories before they are published would address the rising spate of fake news and hate speech generally blamed for rising violence across the country Journalism as all know seems to be in the hands of everybody everybody who is on social media assumes the position of a journalist and that is a serious challenge to the profession So I wish to call on professionals and reputable media organisations like NAN to do more of investigative reporting and be professional about it That way it will address challenge of fake news and hate speech in the society On our part in the academia we will continue to conduct researches and develop tools that will help media practitioners in identifying some of these challenges and ensure that the right things are done he said Tanko assured the manager that the university would continue to partner with NAN toward promoting national development Earlier Olaitan had explained the operations structure and credibility of NAN to the Vice Chancellor and described the agency as one of the leading news content providers in the world He advised the university administrator to subscribe to the various packages provided by agency Subscribing to NAN services will shore up your image and make you the envy of others he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Jos varsity VC tasks journalists on professionalism, investigative reporting
      Jos varProf Tanko Ishaya the Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos has advised media practitioners to be professional and focus more on investigative reporting Tanko gave the advice when Mr Kayode Olaitan the North Central Zonal Manager of the News Agency of Nigeria visited him on Thursday in Jos The Vice Chancellor who thanked the manager for the visit said that investigative reporting would help in addressing some of the challenges Nigeria was facing He opined that investigating stories before they are published would address the rising spate of fake news and hate speech generally blamed for rising violence across the country Journalism as all know seems to be in the hands of everybody everybody who is on social media assumes the position of a journalist and that is a serious challenge to the profession So I wish to call on professionals and reputable media organisations like NAN to do more of investigative reporting and be professional about it That way it will address challenge of fake news and hate speech in the society On our part in the academia we will continue to conduct researches and develop tools that will help media practitioners in identifying some of these challenges and ensure that the right things are done he said Tanko assured the manager that the university would continue to partner with NAN toward promoting national development Earlier Olaitan had explained the operations structure and credibility of NAN to the Vice Chancellor and described the agency as one of the leading news content providers in the world He advised the university administrator to subscribe to the various packages provided by agency Subscribing to NAN services will shore up your image and make you the envy of others he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Jos varsity VC tasks journalists on professionalism, investigative reporting
    General news5 months ago

    Jos varsity VC tasks journalists on professionalism, investigative reporting

    Jos varProf. Tanko Ishaya, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos, has advised media practitioners to be professional and focus more on investigative reporting.

    Tanko gave the advice when Mr Kayode Olaitan, the North-Central Zonal Manager of the News Agency of Nigeria , visited him on Thursday in Jos. The Vice Chancellor, who thanked the manager for the visit, said that investigative reporting would help in addressing some of the challenges Nigeria was facing.

    He opined that investigating stories before they are published would address the rising spate of fake news and hate speech generally blamed for rising violence across the country.

    ”Journalism, as all know, seems to be in the hands of everybody; everybody, who is on social media, assumes the position of a journalist and that is a serious challenge to the profession.

    ”So, I wish to call on professionals and reputable media organisations like NAN to do more of investigative reporting and be professional about it.

    ”That way, it will address challenge of fake news and hate speech in the society.

    ”On our part in the academia, we will continue to conduct researches and develop tools that will help media practitioners in identifying some of these challenges and ensure that the right things are done,” he said.

    Tanko assured the manager that the university would continue to partner with NAN toward promoting national development.

    Earlier, Olaitan had explained the operations, structure and credibility of NAN to the Vice Chancellor,  and described the agency as one of the leading news content providers in the world.

    He advised the university administrator to subscribe to the various packages provided by agency.

    “Subscribing to NAN services will shore up your image and make you the envy of others,” he said.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  President Muhammadu Buhari in the course of the week reiterated the determination of his administration to uplift the quality of life of the citizens in spite of the harsh socio economic realities He said that the passion and zeal for improving the livelihood of Nigerians had not dwindled calling for more steadfastness as Nigerians The president gave the assurance when he received former State Chairmen of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change CPC at the State House Abuja on Tuesday He however urged political leaders to stay focused and uphold the ultimate objective of promoting interest of the country The president said the self centeredness that led to the loss of about a million lives between 1967 1970 must not be allowed to repeat itself The president who is also the Minister of Petroleum Resources had also consented to the acquisition of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited by Seplat Energy Offshore Ltd a Nigerian outfit ExxonMobil the parent company had earlier entered into a landmark Sale and Purchase Agreement with Seplat Energy to acquire the entire share capital of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited from Exxon Mobil Corporation of the U S A The agreement would also enable Seplat Energy to acquire share capital from Mobil Development Nigeria Inc and Mobil Exploration Nigeria Inc both registered in Delaware USA Mr Femi Adesina the president s spokesman stated on Monday in Abuja that the president s consent was in consonance with Nigeria s drive for increased indigenous participation in the energy sector Also on Monday the president congratulated the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development Sports Federations and Associations on the performance of Team Nigeria at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham United Kingdom Team Nigeria posted an impressive outing at the competition finishing seventh on the medals table with 12 gold 9 silver and 14 bronze On the same day Buhari forwarded the name of Muhammad Sabo Lamido to the Senate for confirmation as Executive Commissioner Finance and Accounts for the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission Buhari in a letter addressed to President of the Senate Ahmed Lawan said Lamido was being nominated due to the death of Hassan Gambo who occupied the position until his demise The president also received the new Executive Members of Nigerian Medical Association NMA in the Presidential Villa Abuja on Tuesday At the meeting with the NMA officials Buhari disclosed that the Federal Government had disbursed N100 billion to indigenous pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare investors as loans to expand their capital base He said it was also meant to boost local production of medicines and medical consumables Buhari stated that the loan was extended through the Central Bank of Nigeria s support to the private pharmaceutical sector The president also announced the appointment of former Permanent Secretary Ecological Project Office EPO Dr Habiba Muda Lawal as Special Adviser to him on Policy and Coordination Buhari also hosted the Director General of the All Progressives Congress APC Presidential Campaign Organization Simon Lalong in the Presidential Villa Abuja on Wednesday Lalong who is also the Governor of Plateau said he was in the Presidential Villa to thank the president for approving the University of Jos as a national cancer centre He also lauded Buahri for granting presidential pardon to the former Governor of the state Joshua Dariye According to him the people of the State will remain grateful to the president for delivering a lot of democratic dividends to the State Also on Wednesday President Buhari joined members of staff and political appointees in the State House in congratulating the Permanent Secretary Tijjani Umar on his 59th birthday The president congratulated Umar his family friends and professional colleagues on the auspicious occasion Buhari appreciated Umar s efforts sacrifices and dedication to effective management of the State House Buhari unveiled the 2023 National Population and Housing Census Project Document aimed at promoting robust and informed national conversation on procedures for the census He unveiled the document at the National Stakeholders Summit on the 2023 census organised by the National Population Commission NPC in collaboration with the UN Population Fund UNFPA Nigeria in Abuja on Thursday Buhari also hosted representatives of victims of Kaduna train abduction in Abuja on Thursday According to the president the Federal Government was doing everything within its powers to ensure the safe return of the remaining abducted passengers of the ill fated Abuja Kaduna train He said since the terrible and cowardly attack by the criminal elements on March 28 the nation had joined them to endure a period of difficulty and emotional pains Buhari also explained his reason for discarding the use of lethal military force in extracting the remaining abductees The president therefore condoled with the families of the victims and those who lost their loved ones Buhari also on Thursday received the new President of the ECOWAS Commission Dr Omar Touray and his Management Team telling them the kind of sub regional body West African leaders desire and must have Buhari also on Friday in Abuja received the Management of BUA Group at the State House led by the Chairman Abdul Samad Rabiu He also inaugurated the National Crisis Management Doctrine NCMD to bridge the gap created by extensive deployment of security services through fostering collaboration among Ministries Departments and Agencies MDAs The NCMD which was developed by the Office of the National Security Adviser ONSA in coordination with relevant MDAs would ensure greater successes in tackling national crisis The president concluded the week with a closed door meeting with Gov Hope Uzodinma of Imo in the presidential villa Abuja on Friday Uzodinma who spoke to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting thanked the president for graciously granting his request that the Federal Medical Center FMC Owerri be converted to Federal University of Technology Owerri FUTO Teaching Hospital He also disclosed that he sought president s approval for the Alvan Ikoku College of Education to become Federal University of Education Owerri The governor spoke extensively on the forthcoming 2023 General Elections HE urged the media to pay more attention to issues like the depletion of the country s crude oil output and the unsettling security situation in the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    My passion, zeal to improve Nigerians’ livelihood unstoppable – Buhari
     President Muhammadu Buhari in the course of the week reiterated the determination of his administration to uplift the quality of life of the citizens in spite of the harsh socio economic realities He said that the passion and zeal for improving the livelihood of Nigerians had not dwindled calling for more steadfastness as Nigerians The president gave the assurance when he received former State Chairmen of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change CPC at the State House Abuja on Tuesday He however urged political leaders to stay focused and uphold the ultimate objective of promoting interest of the country The president said the self centeredness that led to the loss of about a million lives between 1967 1970 must not be allowed to repeat itself The president who is also the Minister of Petroleum Resources had also consented to the acquisition of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited by Seplat Energy Offshore Ltd a Nigerian outfit ExxonMobil the parent company had earlier entered into a landmark Sale and Purchase Agreement with Seplat Energy to acquire the entire share capital of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited from Exxon Mobil Corporation of the U S A The agreement would also enable Seplat Energy to acquire share capital from Mobil Development Nigeria Inc and Mobil Exploration Nigeria Inc both registered in Delaware USA Mr Femi Adesina the president s spokesman stated on Monday in Abuja that the president s consent was in consonance with Nigeria s drive for increased indigenous participation in the energy sector Also on Monday the president congratulated the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development Sports Federations and Associations on the performance of Team Nigeria at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham United Kingdom Team Nigeria posted an impressive outing at the competition finishing seventh on the medals table with 12 gold 9 silver and 14 bronze On the same day Buhari forwarded the name of Muhammad Sabo Lamido to the Senate for confirmation as Executive Commissioner Finance and Accounts for the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission Buhari in a letter addressed to President of the Senate Ahmed Lawan said Lamido was being nominated due to the death of Hassan Gambo who occupied the position until his demise The president also received the new Executive Members of Nigerian Medical Association NMA in the Presidential Villa Abuja on Tuesday At the meeting with the NMA officials Buhari disclosed that the Federal Government had disbursed N100 billion to indigenous pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare investors as loans to expand their capital base He said it was also meant to boost local production of medicines and medical consumables Buhari stated that the loan was extended through the Central Bank of Nigeria s support to the private pharmaceutical sector The president also announced the appointment of former Permanent Secretary Ecological Project Office EPO Dr Habiba Muda Lawal as Special Adviser to him on Policy and Coordination Buhari also hosted the Director General of the All Progressives Congress APC Presidential Campaign Organization Simon Lalong in the Presidential Villa Abuja on Wednesday Lalong who is also the Governor of Plateau said he was in the Presidential Villa to thank the president for approving the University of Jos as a national cancer centre He also lauded Buahri for granting presidential pardon to the former Governor of the state Joshua Dariye According to him the people of the State will remain grateful to the president for delivering a lot of democratic dividends to the State Also on Wednesday President Buhari joined members of staff and political appointees in the State House in congratulating the Permanent Secretary Tijjani Umar on his 59th birthday The president congratulated Umar his family friends and professional colleagues on the auspicious occasion Buhari appreciated Umar s efforts sacrifices and dedication to effective management of the State House Buhari unveiled the 2023 National Population and Housing Census Project Document aimed at promoting robust and informed national conversation on procedures for the census He unveiled the document at the National Stakeholders Summit on the 2023 census organised by the National Population Commission NPC in collaboration with the UN Population Fund UNFPA Nigeria in Abuja on Thursday Buhari also hosted representatives of victims of Kaduna train abduction in Abuja on Thursday According to the president the Federal Government was doing everything within its powers to ensure the safe return of the remaining abducted passengers of the ill fated Abuja Kaduna train He said since the terrible and cowardly attack by the criminal elements on March 28 the nation had joined them to endure a period of difficulty and emotional pains Buhari also explained his reason for discarding the use of lethal military force in extracting the remaining abductees The president therefore condoled with the families of the victims and those who lost their loved ones Buhari also on Thursday received the new President of the ECOWAS Commission Dr Omar Touray and his Management Team telling them the kind of sub regional body West African leaders desire and must have Buhari also on Friday in Abuja received the Management of BUA Group at the State House led by the Chairman Abdul Samad Rabiu He also inaugurated the National Crisis Management Doctrine NCMD to bridge the gap created by extensive deployment of security services through fostering collaboration among Ministries Departments and Agencies MDAs The NCMD which was developed by the Office of the National Security Adviser ONSA in coordination with relevant MDAs would ensure greater successes in tackling national crisis The president concluded the week with a closed door meeting with Gov Hope Uzodinma of Imo in the presidential villa Abuja on Friday Uzodinma who spoke to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting thanked the president for graciously granting his request that the Federal Medical Center FMC Owerri be converted to Federal University of Technology Owerri FUTO Teaching Hospital He also disclosed that he sought president s approval for the Alvan Ikoku College of Education to become Federal University of Education Owerri The governor spoke extensively on the forthcoming 2023 General Elections HE urged the media to pay more attention to issues like the depletion of the country s crude oil output and the unsettling security situation in the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    My passion, zeal to improve Nigerians’ livelihood unstoppable – Buhari
    General news6 months ago

    My passion, zeal to improve Nigerians’ livelihood unstoppable – Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari in the course of the week reiterated the determination of his administration to uplift the quality of life of the citizens in spite of the harsh socio-economic realities.

    He said that the passion and zeal for improving the livelihood of Nigerians had not dwindled, calling for more steadfastness as Nigerians.

    The president gave the assurance when he received former State Chairmen of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) at the State House, Abuja, on Tuesday.

    He, however, urged political leaders to stay focused and uphold the ultimate objective of promoting interest of the country.

    The president said the self-centeredness that led to the loss of about a million lives between 1967-1970 must not be allowed to repeat itself.

    The president, who is also the Minister of Petroleum Resources, had also consented to the acquisition of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited by Seplat Energy Offshore Ltd., a Nigerian outfit.

    ExxonMobil, the parent company had earlier entered into a landmark Sale and Purchase Agreement with Seplat Energy to acquire the entire share capital of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited from Exxon Mobil Corporation of the U.

    S.A. The agreement would also enable Seplat Energy to acquire share capital from Mobil Development Nigeria Inc., and Mobil Exploration Nigeria Inc., both registered in Delaware, USA.

    Mr Femi Adesina, the president’s spokesman stated on Monday in Abuja that the president’s consent was in consonance with Nigeria’s drive for increased indigenous participation in the energy sector.

    Also on Monday, the president congratulated the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Sports Federations and Associations on the performance of Team Nigeria at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

    Team Nigeria posted an impressive outing at the competition, finishing seventh on the medals table with 12 gold, 9 silver and 14 bronze.

    On the same day,  Buhari forwarded the name of Muhammad Sabo Lamido to the Senate for confirmation as Executive Commissioner, Finance and Accounts, for the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission.

    Buhari, in a letter addressed to President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, said Lamido was being nominated due to the death of Hassan Gambo, who occupied the position until his demise.

    The president also received the new Executive Members of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday.

    At the meeting with the NMA officials, Buhari disclosed that the Federal Government had disbursed N100 billion to indigenous pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare investors as loans to expand their capital base.

    He said it was also meant to boost local production of medicines and medical consumables.

    Buhari stated that the loan was extended through the Central Bank of Nigeria’s support to the private pharmaceutical sector.

    The president also announced the appointment of former Permanent Secretary, Ecological Project Office (EPO), Dr Habiba Muda-Lawal, as Special Adviser to him on Policy and Coordination.  

    Buhari also hosted the Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Organization, Simon Lalong, in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

    Lalong, who is also the Governor of Plateau, said he was in the Presidential Villa to thank the president for approving the University of Jos as a national cancer centre.

    He also lauded Buahri for granting presidential pardon to the former Governor of the state, Joshua Dariye.

    According to him, the people of the State will remain grateful to the president for delivering a lot of democratic dividends to the State.

    Also on Wednesday, President Buhari joined members of staff and political appointees in the State House in congratulating the Permanent Secretary, Tijjani Umar, on his 59th birthday.

    The president congratulated Umar, his family, friends and professional colleagues on the auspicious occasion.

    Buhari appreciated Umar’s efforts, sacrifices and dedication to effective management of the State House.  

    Buhari unveiled the 2023 National Population and Housing Census Project Document, aimed at promoting robust and informed national conversation on procedures for the census.

    He unveiled the document at the National Stakeholders Summit on the 2023 census, organised by the National Population Commission (NPC), in collaboration with the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Nigeria in Abuja on Thursday.

    Buhari also hosted representatives of victims of Kaduna train abduction in Abuja, on Thursday.

    According to the president, the Federal Government was doing everything within its powers to ensure the safe return of the remaining abducted passengers of the ill-fated Abuja-Kaduna train.

    He said, ”since the terrible and cowardly attack by the criminal elements on  March 28, the nation had joined them to endure a period of difficulty and emotional pains.

    ” Buhari also explained his reason for discarding the use of lethal military force in extracting the remaining abductees.

    The president, therefore, condoled with the families of the victims and those who lost their loved ones.

    Buhari also on Thursday received the new President of the ECOWAS Commission, Dr Omar Touray and his Management Team, telling them the kind of sub-regional body West African leaders desire and must have.

    Buhari, also on Friday in Abuja, received the Management of BUA Group at the State House led by the Chairman, Abdul Samad Rabiu.

    He also inaugurated the National Crisis Management Doctrine (NCMD), to bridge the gap created by extensive deployment of security services through fostering collaboration among Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

    The NCMD, which was developed by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), in coordination with relevant MDAs, would ensure greater successes in tackling national crisis.

    The president concluded the week with a closed-door meeting with Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo in the presidential villa, Abuja, on Friday.

    Uzodinma, who spoke to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting thanked the president for graciously granting his request that the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Owerri be converted to Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) Teaching Hospital.

    He also disclosed that he sought president’s approval for the Alvan Ikoku College of Education to become Federal University of Education, Owerri The governor spoke extensively on the forthcoming 2023 General Elections.

    HE urged the media to pay more attention to issues like the depletion of the country’s crude oil output and the unsettling security situation in the country.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Director General of the All Progressives Congress APC Presidential Campaign Organization Simon Lalong says he will not resign as the party DG campaign organization Lalong said that even Pope is not opposed to his appointment Lalong who is also the Governor of Plateau an ardent Catholic said the Pope had not told him that accepting to lead the Muslim Muslim APC presidential ticket was against the tenets of Christianity The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some groups had staged rallies in Abuja calling on Lalong to reject the offer to serve as the DG of APC presidential campaign organization However the governor said he would not reject his new appointment just to satisfy the wishes of certain individuals or groups The Pope is not angry with my decision to be the DG of the Muslim Muslim presidential campaign I came back home and Christian Association of Nigeria CAN welcomed me at the airport The next day I addressed stakeholders of Plateau and I told them why I m accepting and then there was jubilation all of them accepted So if you see people talking about me rejecting I have accepted already is not an issue Some of them have already keyed into it I m a Christian If you watch my TVC interview I saw I was born a Catholic baptized a catholic confirmed a catholic Today I went through missionary schools I was taught by missions I respect my being a Christian I have been given the highest award by the Pope I still hold that award the highest Papal Award I want people to know Knight of Saint Gregory the Great I have it and one day if you want I will wear my uniform and come here So those who are talking it I don t even know where they are I hold a Papal night and as a catholic everything we do we do it and send the advice to the Pope The Pope has not told me that what I m doing to accept Director General is bad As a catholic we take that direction But generally as a governor of a State I m not responsible to only my faith I m responsible to other people who belong to other faiths who are not even Muslims or Christians He urged Nigerians to grow up from ethnic or religious sentiments Lalong said that he had already accepted the job and there was nothing anybody could do to dissuade him from performing his responsibilities Lalong said he was in the Presidential Villa to thank President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the University of Jos as a national cancer centre as well as granting presidential pardon to the former Governor of the state Joshua Dariye According to him the people of the State will remain grateful to the president for delivering a lot of democratic dividends to the State My visit to the President is to come and show him appreciation because of what he has done for Plateau State in the last few months Just a week or two ago we just got approval to make the University of Jos a Cancer Centre I saw over N3 billion approved for the institution as a special centre for cancer So it s not a small achievement Recently the President approved the establishment of an orthopaedic hospital in Jos Plateau the only one in North Central He also approved the establishment of a Federal Medical Centre in Wase Another one is the Federal Polytechnic Shendam which is almost starting this year in October to be precise The president has also approved the conversion of the Federal College of Education Pankshin to a Federal University of Education and immediately approved the establishment of another Federal college of Education in the State We were just celebrating that one then we also heard of the establishment of a Zonal campus of the Nigerian Law School for North Central in Jos We cannot have all these achievements and not come and show appreciation to the President he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Muslim-Muslim ticket: Pope “endorses’’ my appointment as DG – Lalong
     Director General of the All Progressives Congress APC Presidential Campaign Organization Simon Lalong says he will not resign as the party DG campaign organization Lalong said that even Pope is not opposed to his appointment Lalong who is also the Governor of Plateau an ardent Catholic said the Pope had not told him that accepting to lead the Muslim Muslim APC presidential ticket was against the tenets of Christianity The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some groups had staged rallies in Abuja calling on Lalong to reject the offer to serve as the DG of APC presidential campaign organization However the governor said he would not reject his new appointment just to satisfy the wishes of certain individuals or groups The Pope is not angry with my decision to be the DG of the Muslim Muslim presidential campaign I came back home and Christian Association of Nigeria CAN welcomed me at the airport The next day I addressed stakeholders of Plateau and I told them why I m accepting and then there was jubilation all of them accepted So if you see people talking about me rejecting I have accepted already is not an issue Some of them have already keyed into it I m a Christian If you watch my TVC interview I saw I was born a Catholic baptized a catholic confirmed a catholic Today I went through missionary schools I was taught by missions I respect my being a Christian I have been given the highest award by the Pope I still hold that award the highest Papal Award I want people to know Knight of Saint Gregory the Great I have it and one day if you want I will wear my uniform and come here So those who are talking it I don t even know where they are I hold a Papal night and as a catholic everything we do we do it and send the advice to the Pope The Pope has not told me that what I m doing to accept Director General is bad As a catholic we take that direction But generally as a governor of a State I m not responsible to only my faith I m responsible to other people who belong to other faiths who are not even Muslims or Christians He urged Nigerians to grow up from ethnic or religious sentiments Lalong said that he had already accepted the job and there was nothing anybody could do to dissuade him from performing his responsibilities Lalong said he was in the Presidential Villa to thank President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the University of Jos as a national cancer centre as well as granting presidential pardon to the former Governor of the state Joshua Dariye According to him the people of the State will remain grateful to the president for delivering a lot of democratic dividends to the State My visit to the President is to come and show him appreciation because of what he has done for Plateau State in the last few months Just a week or two ago we just got approval to make the University of Jos a Cancer Centre I saw over N3 billion approved for the institution as a special centre for cancer So it s not a small achievement Recently the President approved the establishment of an orthopaedic hospital in Jos Plateau the only one in North Central He also approved the establishment of a Federal Medical Centre in Wase Another one is the Federal Polytechnic Shendam which is almost starting this year in October to be precise The president has also approved the conversion of the Federal College of Education Pankshin to a Federal University of Education and immediately approved the establishment of another Federal college of Education in the State We were just celebrating that one then we also heard of the establishment of a Zonal campus of the Nigerian Law School for North Central in Jos We cannot have all these achievements and not come and show appreciation to the President he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Muslim-Muslim ticket: Pope “endorses’’ my appointment as DG – Lalong
    General news6 months ago

    Muslim-Muslim ticket: Pope “endorses’’ my appointment as DG – Lalong

    Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Organization, Simon Lalong, says he will not resign as the party DG campaign organization.

    Lalong said that even Pope is not opposed to his appointment Lalong, who is also the Governor of Plateau, an ardent Catholic, said the Pope had not told him that accepting to lead the Muslim-Muslim APC presidential ticket was against the tenets of Christianity.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some groups had staged rallies in Abuja, calling on Lalong to reject the offer to serve as the DG of APC presidential campaign organization.

    However, the governor said he would not reject his new appointment just to satisfy the wishes of certain individuals or groups.

    ”The Pope is not angry with my decision to be the DG of the Muslim-Muslim presidential campaign.

    “I came back home and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) welcomed me at the airport.

    ”The next day I addressed stakeholders of Plateau and I told them why I’m accepting and then there was jubilation, all of them accepted.

    “So, if you see people talking about me rejecting, I have accepted already – is not an issue.

    Some of them have already keyed into it – I’m a Christian.

    If you watch my TVC interview I saw, I was born a Catholic, baptized a catholic, confirmed a catholic.

    “Today, I went through missionary schools.

    I was taught by missions I respect my being a Christian.

    “I have been given the highest award by the Pope, I still hold that award – the highest Papal Award, I want people to know, Knight of Saint Gregory the Great, I have it and one day if you want I will wear my uniform and come here.

    So those who are talking it I don’t even know where they are.

    “I hold a Papal night and as a catholic everything we do, we do it and send the advice to the Pope. “The Pope has not told me that what I’m doing (to accept Director General) is bad – As a catholic, we take that direction.

    “But, generally as a governor of a State, I’m not responsible to only my faith.

    I’m responsible to other people who belong to other faiths, who are not even Muslims or Christians’’ He urged Nigerians to grow up from ethnic or religious sentiments.

    Lalong said that he had already accepted the job and there was nothing anybody could do to dissuade him from performing his responsibilities.

    Lalong said he was in the Presidential Villa to thank President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the University of Jos as a national cancer centre as well as granting presidential pardon to the former Governor of the state, Joshua Dariye.

    According to him, the people of the State will remain grateful to the president for delivering a lot of democratic dividends to the State.

    “My visit to the President is to come and show him appreciation because of what he has done for Plateau State in the last few months.

    ”Just a week or two ago, we just got approval to make the University of Jos a Cancer Centre.

    “I saw over N3 billion approved for the institution as a special centre for cancer.

    So, it’s not a small achievement.

    “Recently, the President approved the establishment of an orthopaedic hospital in Jos, Plateau; the only one in North-Central.

    “He also approved the establishment of a Federal Medical Centre in Wase. Another one is the Federal Polytechnic Shendam, which is almost starting this year in October to be precise.

    “The president has also approved the conversion of the Federal College of Education, Pankshin, to a Federal University of Education and immediately approved the establishment of another Federal college of Education in the State.

    “We were just celebrating that one then we also heard of the establishment of a Zonal campus of the Nigerian Law School for North-Central in Jos. “We cannot have all these achievements and not come and show appreciation to the President,” he said.

    (
    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU has rejected the proposed plan by the Federal Government to hike tuition fee in Nigerian universities Dr Lazarus Maigoro Chairman of the University of Jos chapter of the union made this known on Tuesday in Jos during the nationwide peaceful protest organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the NLC embarked on the nationwide protest in solidarity with the ASUU and other affiliate unions over the unresolved industrial dispute between the Federal Government and the lecturers Maigoro who alleged that government was planning to hike tuition to N750 000 per student re iterated that the ongoing strike was aimed at pushing for their demands as well as making government address the contending issues He insisted that if tuition fee was increased the children of the common man would invariably be denied access to university education Government is planning to increase the tuition fee in public universities to N750 000 and this not acceptable to us in ASUU We will not accept it today tomorrow or forever if that happens the children of the poor and common people can not go to the university So this strike is not about us but about the future of education in Nigeria and this is why we are insisting that government must fund education because it is its responsibility to do so he said Maigoro however appealed to the Federal Government to implement the agreement it entered with the union in 2009 in the interest of Nigeria s future generation and development of the university system He particularly advised the government to implement the University Transparency Accountability Solution UTAS as a payment platform for all universities in the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ASUU rejects plan to hike tuition fees in public universities 
     The Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU has rejected the proposed plan by the Federal Government to hike tuition fee in Nigerian universities Dr Lazarus Maigoro Chairman of the University of Jos chapter of the union made this known on Tuesday in Jos during the nationwide peaceful protest organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the NLC embarked on the nationwide protest in solidarity with the ASUU and other affiliate unions over the unresolved industrial dispute between the Federal Government and the lecturers Maigoro who alleged that government was planning to hike tuition to N750 000 per student re iterated that the ongoing strike was aimed at pushing for their demands as well as making government address the contending issues He insisted that if tuition fee was increased the children of the common man would invariably be denied access to university education Government is planning to increase the tuition fee in public universities to N750 000 and this not acceptable to us in ASUU We will not accept it today tomorrow or forever if that happens the children of the poor and common people can not go to the university So this strike is not about us but about the future of education in Nigeria and this is why we are insisting that government must fund education because it is its responsibility to do so he said Maigoro however appealed to the Federal Government to implement the agreement it entered with the union in 2009 in the interest of Nigeria s future generation and development of the university system He particularly advised the government to implement the University Transparency Accountability Solution UTAS as a payment platform for all universities in the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ASUU rejects plan to hike tuition fees in public universities 
    Education6 months ago

    ASUU rejects plan to hike tuition fees in public universities 

    The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has rejected the proposed plan by the Federal Government to hike tuition fee in Nigerian universities.

    Dr Lazarus Maigoro, Chairman of the University of Jos chapter of the union, made this known on Tuesday in Jos, during the nationwide peaceful protest organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

    The News Agency of Nigeria , reports that the NLC embarked on the nationwide protest in solidarity with the ASUU and other affiliate unions, over the unresolved industrial dispute between the Federal Government and the lecturers.

    Maigoro, who alleged that government was planning to hike tuition to N750, 000 per student, re-iterated that the ongoing strike was aimed at pushing for their demands, as well as making government address the contending issues.

    He insisted that if tuition fee was increased, the children of the common man would invariably be denied access to university education.

    “Government is planning to increase the tuition fee in public universities to N750,000 and this not acceptable to us in ASUU.

    “We will not accept it today, tomorrow or forever; if that happens the children of the poor and common people can not go to the university.

    “So, this strike is not about us, but about the future of education in Nigeria, and this is why we are insisting that government must fund education because it is its responsibility to do so,” he said.

    Maigoro, however, appealed to the Federal Government to implement the agreement it entered with the union in 2009, in the interest of Nigeria’s future generation and development of the university system.

    He particularly advised the government to implement the University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS), as a payment platform for all universities in the country.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU says salaries of university lecturers in the country have not been reviewed in the last 11 years Dr Lazarus Maigoro Chairman of the University of Jos chapter of the union made this known at the peaceful protest organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC on Tuesday in Jos The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the NLC embarked on the nationwide protest in solidarity with the ASUU and other affiliate unions over the lingering industrial action in public universities in Nigeria Maigoro said the strike was to push for their demands and to enable government address the lingering issues It is not that we derive pleasure in going on strike but it has become our last option and this is simply to salvage the decaying state of university education in Nigeria We entered an agreement with the Federal Government in 2009 till date this agreement has not been honoured by government For instance in the last 11 years the salaries of university lecturers have not be reviewed Where in the world is this done Committees were set up to look into our demands but government refused to consider the recommendations of these committees he said Maigoro accused government paying lip service toward the growth of university education insisting that education remains the bedrock of development in any society According to him education remains the only asset for the common man adding that the struggle of the union was not solely personal but aimed at ensuring standards practices in the education sector The chairman thanked NLC and other affiliate bodies for the solidarity in calling on government to address the issues at hand Maigoro also called on parents support and collaborate with ASUU toward securing a better future for their children and the generation yet unborn NAN reports that lecturers in government owned universities embarked on a nationwide strike on Feb 14 over the adoption of the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System IPPIS of the government as the payment system in the university sector They had also decried the poor funding of universities non payment of salaries and allowances of some of their colleagues as well as the inability of the government to pay earned academic allowance to lecturers among other issues Since the industrial action began several negotiations between the union and the government have ended in deadlock Amid outcry over the effect of the industrial action on the nation s tertiary education sector various individuals and groups have asked the government to find a lasting solution to the crisis NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Our salaries have not been reviewed in 11 years – ASUU
     The Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU says salaries of university lecturers in the country have not been reviewed in the last 11 years Dr Lazarus Maigoro Chairman of the University of Jos chapter of the union made this known at the peaceful protest organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC on Tuesday in Jos The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the NLC embarked on the nationwide protest in solidarity with the ASUU and other affiliate unions over the lingering industrial action in public universities in Nigeria Maigoro said the strike was to push for their demands and to enable government address the lingering issues It is not that we derive pleasure in going on strike but it has become our last option and this is simply to salvage the decaying state of university education in Nigeria We entered an agreement with the Federal Government in 2009 till date this agreement has not been honoured by government For instance in the last 11 years the salaries of university lecturers have not be reviewed Where in the world is this done Committees were set up to look into our demands but government refused to consider the recommendations of these committees he said Maigoro accused government paying lip service toward the growth of university education insisting that education remains the bedrock of development in any society According to him education remains the only asset for the common man adding that the struggle of the union was not solely personal but aimed at ensuring standards practices in the education sector The chairman thanked NLC and other affiliate bodies for the solidarity in calling on government to address the issues at hand Maigoro also called on parents support and collaborate with ASUU toward securing a better future for their children and the generation yet unborn NAN reports that lecturers in government owned universities embarked on a nationwide strike on Feb 14 over the adoption of the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System IPPIS of the government as the payment system in the university sector They had also decried the poor funding of universities non payment of salaries and allowances of some of their colleagues as well as the inability of the government to pay earned academic allowance to lecturers among other issues Since the industrial action began several negotiations between the union and the government have ended in deadlock Amid outcry over the effect of the industrial action on the nation s tertiary education sector various individuals and groups have asked the government to find a lasting solution to the crisis NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Our salaries have not been reviewed in 11 years – ASUU
    Education6 months ago

    Our salaries have not been reviewed in 11 years – ASUU

    The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says salaries of university lecturers in the country have not been reviewed in the last 11 years.

    Dr Lazarus Maigoro,  Chairman of the University of Jos chapter of the union made this known at the peaceful protest organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Tuesday in Jos. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the NLC embarked on the nationwide protest in solidarity with the ASUU and other affiliate unions over the lingering industrial action in public universities in Nigeria.

    Maigoro said the strike was to push for their demands and to enable government address the lingering issues.

    ”It is not that we derive pleasure in going on strike, but it has become our last option and this is simply to salvage the decaying state of university education in Nigeria.

    ”We entered an agreement with the Federal Government in 2009, till date this agreement has not been honoured by government.

    ”For instance, in the last 11 years, the salaries of university lecturers have not be reviewed.

    Where in the world is this done?

    ”Committees were set up to look into our demands, but government refused to consider the recommendations of these committees,”he said.

    Maigoro accused government paying lip service toward the growth of university education, insisting that education remains the bedrock of development in any society.

    According to him, education remains the only asset for the common man, adding that the struggle of the union was not solely personal, but aimed at ensuring standards practices in the education sector.

    The chairman thanked NLC and other affiliate bodies for the solidarity in calling on government to address the issues at hand.

    Maigoro also called on parents support and collaborate with ASUU toward securing a better future for their children and the generation yet unborn.

    NAN reports that lecturers in government-owned universities embarked on a nationwide strike on Feb. 14 over the adoption of the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) of the government as the payment system in the university sector.

      They had also decried the poor funding of universities, non-payment of salaries and allowances of some of their colleagues, as well as the inability of the government to pay earned academic allowance to lecturers, among other issues.

    Since the industrial action began, several negotiations between the union and the government have ended in deadlock.

    Amid outcry over the effect of the industrial action on the nation’s tertiary education sector, various individuals and groups have asked the government to find a lasting solution to the crisis.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Prof Ema Ema of the University of Jos has identified e learning as viable tool for promoting education in the contemporary society He made the statement in an interview with newsmen in Keffi Nasarawa State following the launch of Kese Academy e learning Mobile Application Kese Mobile Ema who stressed the importance of e learning in contemporary society added that it would promote deep engagement and learning He explained that e learning fostered interaction and feedback as well as developed a virtual scholarly community He called on relevant authorities to key into e learning system of education for the progress of younger and future generations Ema said with the launch of Kese e learning mobile application students and teachers would have wider access to knowledge by reaching those residing in remote areas thus making learning more friendly E Learning will make it possible for whatever narrative or dialogue the government has with the people to reach out to even the most remote areas and it will also bring experiences from other parts of the world to us and we see how they live and how they tackle their difficulties and definitely address ours he said The don commended the Proprietor of Kese Academy Keffi Alhaji Usman Magawata for complementing government efforts towards ensuring that everyone had access to quality education through the launch of the e learning application He solicited the support from all to enable him achieve success The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Magawata had at the launch of the e learning app said that the initiative would be used to offer instructional programmes to distant learners He explained that the platform would utilise a variety of multimedia technologies such as phones computers among others NAN reports that the Kese mobile application can be downloaded through a Google play store using the specified address NewsSourceCredit NAN
    E-Learning, viable tool for promoting education — Don
     Prof Ema Ema of the University of Jos has identified e learning as viable tool for promoting education in the contemporary society He made the statement in an interview with newsmen in Keffi Nasarawa State following the launch of Kese Academy e learning Mobile Application Kese Mobile Ema who stressed the importance of e learning in contemporary society added that it would promote deep engagement and learning He explained that e learning fostered interaction and feedback as well as developed a virtual scholarly community He called on relevant authorities to key into e learning system of education for the progress of younger and future generations Ema said with the launch of Kese e learning mobile application students and teachers would have wider access to knowledge by reaching those residing in remote areas thus making learning more friendly E Learning will make it possible for whatever narrative or dialogue the government has with the people to reach out to even the most remote areas and it will also bring experiences from other parts of the world to us and we see how they live and how they tackle their difficulties and definitely address ours he said The don commended the Proprietor of Kese Academy Keffi Alhaji Usman Magawata for complementing government efforts towards ensuring that everyone had access to quality education through the launch of the e learning application He solicited the support from all to enable him achieve success The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Magawata had at the launch of the e learning app said that the initiative would be used to offer instructional programmes to distant learners He explained that the platform would utilise a variety of multimedia technologies such as phones computers among others NAN reports that the Kese mobile application can be downloaded through a Google play store using the specified address NewsSourceCredit NAN
    E-Learning, viable tool for promoting education — Don
    General news6 months ago

    E-Learning, viable tool for promoting education — Don

    Prof.

    Ema Ema of the University of Jos has identified e-learning as viable tool for promoting education in the contemporary society.

    He made the statement in an interview with newsmen in Keffi, Nasarawa State, following the launch of Kese Academy e-learning Mobile Application (Kese Mobile).

    Ema, who stressed the importance of e-learning in contemporary society, added that it would promote deep engagement and learning.

    He explained that e-learning fostered interaction and feedback as well as developed a virtual scholarly community.

    He called on relevant authorities to key into e-learning system of education for the progress of younger and future generations.

    Ema said with the launch of Kese e-learning mobile application, students and teachers would have wider access to knowledge by reaching those residing in remote areas, thus making learning more friendly.

    “E-Learning will make it possible for whatever narrative or dialogue the government has with the people to reach out to even the most remote areas and it will also bring experiences from other parts of the world to us and we see how they live and how they tackle their difficulties and definitely address ours,” he said.

    The don commended the Proprietor of Kese Academy, Keffi, Alhaji Usman Magawata, for complementing government efforts towards ensuring that everyone had access to quality education through the launch of the e-learning application.

    He solicited the support from all to enable him achieve success.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Magawata had, at the launch of the e-learning app, said that the initiative would be used to offer instructional programmes to distant learners.

    He explained that the platform would  utilise a variety of multimedia technologies such as phones, computers, among others.

    NAN reports that the Kese mobile application can be downloaded through a Google play store, using the specified address.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The increased efficiency of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System BVAS at the July 16 Osun governorship poll is an indication that the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC is on its way to conduct a credible 2023 general elections Unlike the Anambra Ekiti governorship elections and the FCT Area Council poll the Osun election recorded about 80 per cent success in the use of BVAS for voters accreditation and voting According to report by Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room a Coalition of Civil Society Organisations CSO the BVAS machines functioned well The convener of the group Ms Ene Obi told newsmen that the group observed that the BVAS machines functioned well during the election The BVAS were deployed according to the number of registered voters In polling units with over 1 000 voters INEC kept to its promise to deploy two BVAS machines The machines functioned credibly well There were issues with the fingerprint verifications however the facial capture worked very well recording approximately one minute for accreditation and voting in Osogbo and in outside areas it took longer Obi said The Centre for Democracy and Development CDD a Non Governmental Organisation NGO corroborated the claim urging INEC to sustain the improvements in the 2023 general elections This is contained in a post election statement issued by Prof Victor Adetula Senior Fellow and election analyst at the CDD Electoral Analysis Centre CDD EAC and a lecturer at University of Jos Adetula said that INEC s logistics and preparations as well as the conduct of security agents represented a marked improvement on the June 18 Ekiti governorship election He said that the deployment of the BVAS was successful adding that CDD EAC observers noticed that as at 6 00p m 84 3 per cent of polling units had transmitted their results via BVAS On the basis of data received from CDD EAC observers CDD confirms that the collation process leading to the declaration of the governorship election results by INEC was smooth and hitch free At the CDD EAC we hope to see the improvements recorded in the recent elections replicated in the conduct of the 2023 general elections The INEC Result Viewing Portal IReV was in full operation for the uploading of results in most of the polling units At about 10 00p m 99 7 per cent of the results were available on the IReV This level of compliance is commendable and needs to be encouraged for future elections he said With a few exemptions BVAS worked perfectly in almost all the polling units across the 30 local government areas of the state An activist Mr Vincent Ezekwueme also commended INEC for its roles in ensuring that the election was credible Ezekwueme lauded the transparent manner at which the election was conducted by INEC in which the Peoples Democratic Party PDP candidate Mr Ademola Adeleke defeated incumbent Gov Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress APC The outcome of the election reflected the wishes and aspirations of majority of Osun people this has tremendously rekindled people s hope faith trust and confidence in our electoral process I commend INEC security agents and all other stakeholders for ensuring peaceful credible transparent free fair and generally acceptable election in Osun Relentless efforts should be made to ensure reflection of such good gesture during 2023 general elections I condemn high rate of vote buying which is the greatest threat to our democracy he said Also an election monitoring group Yiaga Africa lauded INEC for a job well done saying that the official announcement on the votes cast was consistent with the group s Watching The Votes WTV estimated range The group s board chairman Dr Hussain Abdu said that the process was transparent Because the official results fall within the estimated ranges candidates parties and voters should have confidence that the official results for the Osun governorship election reflect the ballots cast at polling units on Saturday July 16 It is important to highlight that the counting process at polling units was transparent and included representatives from the four political parties that received the most votes he said Abdu said that the group employed Parallel Vote Tabulation PVT methodology and deployed 500 observers in pairs to a representative random sample of 250 polling units 32 mobile observers in all 30 local government areas and 30 results collation observers According to him the deployment strategy enabled Yiaga Africa to provide timely and accurate information on the election day process commencing from the set up voter accreditation voting counting and to independently verify the official results of the election as announced by INEC Apart from the BVAS stakeholders also commended INEC on the early arrival of polling officials as well as the conduct of security agents deployed for the election Commenting Mr Habila Kayit the National Coordinator Godspeed Leadership and Mentorship Development Initiative GLMDI an NGO said that the hitch free conduct of the election was a pointer to the fact that future elections in the country would be better According to Kayit the conduct of the Osun election has showed that Nigeria is on a path of restoring its lost glory The bane of the challenges bedeviling the nation is partly on leadership failure and lack of independence of our institutions that are to tame the excesses of politicians and those in authority he said He lauded INEC for its excellent coordination and near absence of logistics challenges in the conduct of the election The Lagos IPAC Chairman Mr Olusegun Mobolaji said that the election was a big plus for INEC The election is a clear indication and confirmation that our votes count and there is no power or government that cannot be unseated I urge Nigerians to see election and democracy as part of determinant of our destiny and do the needful to be part of electing good leaders that will fix this nation and make us rise again We must work hard to fix this nation through credible elections and good leadership Mobolaji said The Cleen Foundation Election Security Support Centre ESSC an NGO also lauded the conduct of security personnel at the election Mrs Ruth Olofin Acting Executive Director of the foundation made the commendation at a news conference in Abuja after the election Olofin represented by Mrs Chigozirim Okoro the Programme Manager said that the conduct of security personnel deployed on election duty was commendable Cleen Foundation in line with its mandate to promote public safety and security deployed 60 citizen observers across the 30 local government areas of the state The ESSC observed tracked documented escalated and followed up on security related development across the 30 LGAs where its observers were deployed The ESSC observed that 85 1 percent of security personnel arrived early at the polling units across the 30 LGAs she said Commenting on the election the INEC Chairman Prof Mahmood Yakubu described it as one of the best organized elections in Nigeria Yakubu who spoke when he received delegations of the International Republican Institute IRI and that of the National Democratic Institute NDI in Abuja promised that the commission would deliver the best ever general elections in Nigeria in 2023 He assured that INEC would improve on its successes in the Osun election in subsequent polls NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Osun 2022: INEC moving toward credible 2023 elections?
     The increased efficiency of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System BVAS at the July 16 Osun governorship poll is an indication that the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC is on its way to conduct a credible 2023 general elections Unlike the Anambra Ekiti governorship elections and the FCT Area Council poll the Osun election recorded about 80 per cent success in the use of BVAS for voters accreditation and voting According to report by Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room a Coalition of Civil Society Organisations CSO the BVAS machines functioned well The convener of the group Ms Ene Obi told newsmen that the group observed that the BVAS machines functioned well during the election The BVAS were deployed according to the number of registered voters In polling units with over 1 000 voters INEC kept to its promise to deploy two BVAS machines The machines functioned credibly well There were issues with the fingerprint verifications however the facial capture worked very well recording approximately one minute for accreditation and voting in Osogbo and in outside areas it took longer Obi said The Centre for Democracy and Development CDD a Non Governmental Organisation NGO corroborated the claim urging INEC to sustain the improvements in the 2023 general elections This is contained in a post election statement issued by Prof Victor Adetula Senior Fellow and election analyst at the CDD Electoral Analysis Centre CDD EAC and a lecturer at University of Jos Adetula said that INEC s logistics and preparations as well as the conduct of security agents represented a marked improvement on the June 18 Ekiti governorship election He said that the deployment of the BVAS was successful adding that CDD EAC observers noticed that as at 6 00p m 84 3 per cent of polling units had transmitted their results via BVAS On the basis of data received from CDD EAC observers CDD confirms that the collation process leading to the declaration of the governorship election results by INEC was smooth and hitch free At the CDD EAC we hope to see the improvements recorded in the recent elections replicated in the conduct of the 2023 general elections The INEC Result Viewing Portal IReV was in full operation for the uploading of results in most of the polling units At about 10 00p m 99 7 per cent of the results were available on the IReV This level of compliance is commendable and needs to be encouraged for future elections he said With a few exemptions BVAS worked perfectly in almost all the polling units across the 30 local government areas of the state An activist Mr Vincent Ezekwueme also commended INEC for its roles in ensuring that the election was credible Ezekwueme lauded the transparent manner at which the election was conducted by INEC in which the Peoples Democratic Party PDP candidate Mr Ademola Adeleke defeated incumbent Gov Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress APC The outcome of the election reflected the wishes and aspirations of majority of Osun people this has tremendously rekindled people s hope faith trust and confidence in our electoral process I commend INEC security agents and all other stakeholders for ensuring peaceful credible transparent free fair and generally acceptable election in Osun Relentless efforts should be made to ensure reflection of such good gesture during 2023 general elections I condemn high rate of vote buying which is the greatest threat to our democracy he said Also an election monitoring group Yiaga Africa lauded INEC for a job well done saying that the official announcement on the votes cast was consistent with the group s Watching The Votes WTV estimated range The group s board chairman Dr Hussain Abdu said that the process was transparent Because the official results fall within the estimated ranges candidates parties and voters should have confidence that the official results for the Osun governorship election reflect the ballots cast at polling units on Saturday July 16 It is important to highlight that the counting process at polling units was transparent and included representatives from the four political parties that received the most votes he said Abdu said that the group employed Parallel Vote Tabulation PVT methodology and deployed 500 observers in pairs to a representative random sample of 250 polling units 32 mobile observers in all 30 local government areas and 30 results collation observers According to him the deployment strategy enabled Yiaga Africa to provide timely and accurate information on the election day process commencing from the set up voter accreditation voting counting and to independently verify the official results of the election as announced by INEC Apart from the BVAS stakeholders also commended INEC on the early arrival of polling officials as well as the conduct of security agents deployed for the election Commenting Mr Habila Kayit the National Coordinator Godspeed Leadership and Mentorship Development Initiative GLMDI an NGO said that the hitch free conduct of the election was a pointer to the fact that future elections in the country would be better According to Kayit the conduct of the Osun election has showed that Nigeria is on a path of restoring its lost glory The bane of the challenges bedeviling the nation is partly on leadership failure and lack of independence of our institutions that are to tame the excesses of politicians and those in authority he said He lauded INEC for its excellent coordination and near absence of logistics challenges in the conduct of the election The Lagos IPAC Chairman Mr Olusegun Mobolaji said that the election was a big plus for INEC The election is a clear indication and confirmation that our votes count and there is no power or government that cannot be unseated I urge Nigerians to see election and democracy as part of determinant of our destiny and do the needful to be part of electing good leaders that will fix this nation and make us rise again We must work hard to fix this nation through credible elections and good leadership Mobolaji said The Cleen Foundation Election Security Support Centre ESSC an NGO also lauded the conduct of security personnel at the election Mrs Ruth Olofin Acting Executive Director of the foundation made the commendation at a news conference in Abuja after the election Olofin represented by Mrs Chigozirim Okoro the Programme Manager said that the conduct of security personnel deployed on election duty was commendable Cleen Foundation in line with its mandate to promote public safety and security deployed 60 citizen observers across the 30 local government areas of the state The ESSC observed tracked documented escalated and followed up on security related development across the 30 LGAs where its observers were deployed The ESSC observed that 85 1 percent of security personnel arrived early at the polling units across the 30 LGAs she said Commenting on the election the INEC Chairman Prof Mahmood Yakubu described it as one of the best organized elections in Nigeria Yakubu who spoke when he received delegations of the International Republican Institute IRI and that of the National Democratic Institute NDI in Abuja promised that the commission would deliver the best ever general elections in Nigeria in 2023 He assured that INEC would improve on its successes in the Osun election in subsequent polls NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Osun 2022: INEC moving toward credible 2023 elections?
    Features6 months ago

    Osun 2022: INEC moving toward credible 2023 elections?

    The increased efficiency of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) at the July 16 Osun governorship poll, is an indication that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is on its way to conduct a credible 2023 general elections. Unlike the Anambra, Ekiti governorship elections and the FCT Area Council poll, the Osun election recorded about 80 per cent success in the use of BVAS for voters’ accreditation and voting. According to report by Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, a Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSO), the BVAS machines functioned well. The convener of the group, Ms Ene Obi, told newsmen that the group observed that the BVAS machines functioned well during the election. “The BVAS were deployed according to the number of registered voters. “In polling units with over 1,000 voters, INEC kept to its promise to deploy two BVAS machines. The machines functioned credibly well. “There were issues with the fingerprint verifications, however, the facial capture worked very well recording approximately one minute for accreditation and voting in Osogbo and in outside areas, it took longer,” Obi said. The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) corroborated the claim, urging INEC to sustain the improvements in the 2023 general elections. This is contained in a post election statement issued by Prof. Victor Adetula, Senior Fellow and election analyst at the CDD Electoral Analysis Centre (CDD-EAC) and a lecturer at University of Jos. Adetula said that INEC’s logistics and preparations as well as the conduct of security agents represented a marked improvement on the June 18 Ekiti governorship election. He said that the deployment of the BVAS was successful, adding that CDD-EAC observers noticed that as at 6:00p.m., 84.3 per cent of polling units had transmitted their results via BVAS. “On the basis of data received from CDD-EAC observers, CDD confirms that the collation process leading to the declaration of the governorship election results by INEC was smooth and hitch-free. “At the CDD-EAC, we hope to see the improvements recorded in the recent elections replicated in the conduct of the 2023 general elections. “The INEC Result Viewing Portal (IReV) was in full operation for the uploading of results in most of the polling units. At about 10:00p.m. 99.7 per cent of the results were available on the IReV. “This level of compliance is commendable and needs to be encouraged for future elections,” he said. “With a few exemptions, BVAS worked perfectly in almost all the polling units across the 30 local government areas of the state.” An activist, Mr Vincent Ezekwueme, also commended INEC for its roles in ensuring that the election was credible. Ezekwueme lauded the transparent manner at which the election was conducted by INEC in which the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Mr Ademola Adeleke defeated incumbent Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC). “The outcome of the election reflected the wishes and aspirations of majority of Osun people, this has tremendously rekindled people’s hope, faith, trust and confidence in our electoral process. “I commend INEC, security agents and all other stakeholders for ensuring peaceful, credible, transparent, free, fair and generally acceptable election in Osun. “Relentless efforts should be made to ensure reflection of such good gesture during 2023 general elections. I condemn high rate of vote-buying, which is the greatest threat to our democracy,” he said. Also an election monitoring group, Yiaga Africa, lauded INEC for a job well-done saying that the official announcement on the votes cast was consistent with the group’s Watching The Votes (WTV) estimated range. The group’s board chairman, Dr Hussain Abdu, said that the process was transparent. “Because the official results fall within the estimated ranges, candidates, parties, and voters should have confidence that the official results for the Osun governorship election reflect the ballots cast at polling units on Saturday, July 16. “It is important to highlight that the counting process at polling units was transparent and included representatives from the four political parties that received the most votes,” he said. Abdu said that the group employed Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) methodology and deployed 500 observers in pairs to a representative random sample of 250 polling units, 32 mobile observers in all 30 local government areas and 30 results collation observers. According to him, the deployment strategy enabled Yiaga Africa to provide timely and accurate information on the election day process, commencing from the set-up, voter accreditation, voting, counting and to independently verify the official results of the election as announced by INEC. Apart from the BVAS, stakeholders also commended INEC on the early arrival of polling officials as well as the conduct of security agents deployed for the election. Commenting, Mr Habila Kayit, the National Coordinator, Godspeed Leadership and Mentorship Development Initiative (GLMDI) an NGO said that the hitch-free conduct of the election was a pointer to the fact that future elections in the country would be better. According to Kayit, the conduct of the Osun election has showed that Nigeria is on a path of restoring its lost glory. “The bane of the challenges bedeviling the nation is partly on leadership failure and lack of independence of our institutions that are to tame the excesses of politicians and those in authority,” he said. He lauded INEC for its excellent coordination and near absence of logistics challenges in the conduct of the election. The Lagos IPAC Chairman, Mr Olusegun Mobolaji, said that the election was a big plus for INEC. “The election is a clear indication and confirmation that our votes count and there is no power or government that cannot be unseated. “I urge Nigerians to see election and democracy as part of determinant of our destiny and do the needful to be part of electing good leaders that will fix this nation and make us rise again. “We must work hard to fix this nation through credible elections and good leadership,” Mobolaji said. The Cleen Foundation Election Security Support Centre (ESSC), an NGO also lauded the conduct of security personnel at the election. Mrs. Ruth Olofin, Acting Executive Director of the foundation made the commendation at a news conference in Abuja, after the election. Olofin, represented by Mrs. Chigozirim Okoro, the Programme Manager, said that the conduct of security personnel deployed on election duty was commendable. “Cleen Foundation in line with its mandate to promote public safety and security deployed 60 citizen observers across the 30 local government areas of the state. “The ESSC observed, tracked, documented, escalated, and followed up on security-related development across the 30 LGAs where its observers were deployed. “The ESSC observed that 85.1 percent of security personnel arrived early at the polling units across the 30 LGAs,” she said. Commenting on the election, the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu described it as one of the best-organized elections in Nigeria. Yakubu, who spoke when he received delegations of the International Republican Institute (IRI) and that of the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in Abuja, promised that the commission would deliver the best ever general elections in Nigeria in 2023. He assured that INEC would improve on its successes in the Osun election in subsequent polls. NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Tertiary institutions have been allowed to determine the deadline for the 2022 admissions due to the status of 2021 admissions The decision was reached at the end the 2022 Policy meeting and 2020 National Tertiary Admissions Performance Merit Award programme organised by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB in Abuja Speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria some Vice Chancellors suggested that each university should be made to determine the closing date for the 2022 admissions into the institution giving opportunities for universities yet to conclude 2021 admissions to end the process The Vice Chancellor University of Jos Prof Ishaya Tanko said that in spite of the fact that ASUU strike might soon end there was need to make plans that would accommodate and address pending admissions in some universities Tanko said that some tertiary institutions had not done admission for year 2021 and students waiting for these admissions adding that the 2022 admissions may not be concluded by Dec 31 it was important to consider the ASUU strike and the 2022 admissions because some universities were yet to conclude the 2021 admissions So at the policy meeting we suggested and adopted that each institution will determine the closing of admissions into their various universities because we do not know when the strike will be called off We are very optimistic following the recent meetings stakeholders had with President Muhammadu Buhari that it would soon be called off he said On the university cut off marks Tanko said that the benchmarks would provide common ground for all institutions and as well rescue candidates of first and second generation universities Also the Vice chancellor of Afe Babalola University Prof Smaranda Olarinde called for caution in efforts to sustain high standard at admission points into all levels of tertiary institutions Olarinde said that institutions must take caution while improving on efforts to reposition higher education and bring back the quality and standard education I stated in my contribution that 200 minimum cut off mark shall represent 30 per cent however some universities opined that we should go as low as 100 which I totally disagreed with Rather I made a compromise that the minimum any university should go for cut off mark is 150 and I felt strongly about it we receive graduates at discriminatory entry point applicants with different scores this is not acceptable when you are looking to increase quality of graduates we are all churning out degree holders and these set of people must have a good solid foundation at the admission point into tertiary institutions left for me it should have been 200 I made a compromise of 150 She said Meanwhile the Vice Chancellor Nnamdi Azikiwe University Prof Charles Esimone expressed confidence in the ability of the cut off marks to enrol qualified students at all levels of higher institutions According to him some of us move very strongly for the particular cut off because sometimes when you go for something higher you will not be able to come lower A cut off of 140 does not mean you must take somebody that score 140 but it gives you the latitude incase there are applicants who for some reasons do not fill into particular course and they can be considered For some of us that compromise it became necessary because we have institutes that are affiliated to us if you have College of Education that are affiliated to you and you go higher that means you are disenfranchising them it means every candidate that chose your school must meet the minimum standard he said The Registrar Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB Prof Ishaq Oloyede while revealing the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and Admissions said a total of 1 351 284 candidates applied to study in higher institutions while another 76 925 students applied for the Direct Entry Oloyede said out of this number 715 scored 300 above 590 candidates secured admissions while 125 of them were not admitted given 600 000 as the target for the 2021 admission A total of 20 377 candidates scored 250 299 152 of them were admitted while 20 225 did not get admission In the category of 200 249 a total of 144 856 candidates made the score 79 338 of them were admitted while 65 518 failed to get admission he said He added that ASUU strike had been a major factor many institutions were yet to begin the 2021 admission in spite of repeated appeals On the availability of admission quota he said a total of 774 411 quota was available across the universities for the 2021 admissions 484 625 was available at the NCE level 194 196 for National Diploma while 22 500 spaces were opened to be filled at the ND level Out of this total figure of 1 475 732 quota only 429 351 admissions were secured leaving unused quota at 1 050 322 as at 14th July 2022 The Registrar added NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2022 UTME : Institutions allowed to determine admission deadline
     Tertiary institutions have been allowed to determine the deadline for the 2022 admissions due to the status of 2021 admissions The decision was reached at the end the 2022 Policy meeting and 2020 National Tertiary Admissions Performance Merit Award programme organised by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB in Abuja Speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria some Vice Chancellors suggested that each university should be made to determine the closing date for the 2022 admissions into the institution giving opportunities for universities yet to conclude 2021 admissions to end the process The Vice Chancellor University of Jos Prof Ishaya Tanko said that in spite of the fact that ASUU strike might soon end there was need to make plans that would accommodate and address pending admissions in some universities Tanko said that some tertiary institutions had not done admission for year 2021 and students waiting for these admissions adding that the 2022 admissions may not be concluded by Dec 31 it was important to consider the ASUU strike and the 2022 admissions because some universities were yet to conclude the 2021 admissions So at the policy meeting we suggested and adopted that each institution will determine the closing of admissions into their various universities because we do not know when the strike will be called off We are very optimistic following the recent meetings stakeholders had with President Muhammadu Buhari that it would soon be called off he said On the university cut off marks Tanko said that the benchmarks would provide common ground for all institutions and as well rescue candidates of first and second generation universities Also the Vice chancellor of Afe Babalola University Prof Smaranda Olarinde called for caution in efforts to sustain high standard at admission points into all levels of tertiary institutions Olarinde said that institutions must take caution while improving on efforts to reposition higher education and bring back the quality and standard education I stated in my contribution that 200 minimum cut off mark shall represent 30 per cent however some universities opined that we should go as low as 100 which I totally disagreed with Rather I made a compromise that the minimum any university should go for cut off mark is 150 and I felt strongly about it we receive graduates at discriminatory entry point applicants with different scores this is not acceptable when you are looking to increase quality of graduates we are all churning out degree holders and these set of people must have a good solid foundation at the admission point into tertiary institutions left for me it should have been 200 I made a compromise of 150 She said Meanwhile the Vice Chancellor Nnamdi Azikiwe University Prof Charles Esimone expressed confidence in the ability of the cut off marks to enrol qualified students at all levels of higher institutions According to him some of us move very strongly for the particular cut off because sometimes when you go for something higher you will not be able to come lower A cut off of 140 does not mean you must take somebody that score 140 but it gives you the latitude incase there are applicants who for some reasons do not fill into particular course and they can be considered For some of us that compromise it became necessary because we have institutes that are affiliated to us if you have College of Education that are affiliated to you and you go higher that means you are disenfranchising them it means every candidate that chose your school must meet the minimum standard he said The Registrar Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB Prof Ishaq Oloyede while revealing the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and Admissions said a total of 1 351 284 candidates applied to study in higher institutions while another 76 925 students applied for the Direct Entry Oloyede said out of this number 715 scored 300 above 590 candidates secured admissions while 125 of them were not admitted given 600 000 as the target for the 2021 admission A total of 20 377 candidates scored 250 299 152 of them were admitted while 20 225 did not get admission In the category of 200 249 a total of 144 856 candidates made the score 79 338 of them were admitted while 65 518 failed to get admission he said He added that ASUU strike had been a major factor many institutions were yet to begin the 2021 admission in spite of repeated appeals On the availability of admission quota he said a total of 774 411 quota was available across the universities for the 2021 admissions 484 625 was available at the NCE level 194 196 for National Diploma while 22 500 spaces were opened to be filled at the ND level Out of this total figure of 1 475 732 quota only 429 351 admissions were secured leaving unused quota at 1 050 322 as at 14th July 2022 The Registrar added NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2022 UTME : Institutions allowed to determine admission deadline
    General news6 months ago

    2022 UTME : Institutions allowed to determine admission deadline

    Tertiary institutions have been allowed to determine the deadline for the 2022 admissions due to the status of  2021 admissions.

    The decision was reached at the end  the 2022 Policy meeting and 2020 National Tertiary Admissions Performance-Merit Award programme organised by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in Abuja.

    Speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria , some Vice Chancellors suggested that each university should be made to determine the closing date for the 2022 admissions into the institution, giving opportunities for universities yet to conclude 2021 admissions to end the process.

    The Vice Chancellor, University of Jos, Prof.

    Ishaya Tanko, said that in spite of the fact that ASUU strike might soon end, there was need to make plans that would accommodate and address pending admissions in some universities.

    Tanko said that some tertiary institutions had not done admission for year 2021 and students waiting for these admissions, adding that the 2022 admissions may not be concluded by Dec.

    31.

    “it was important to consider the ASUU strike and the 2022 admissions because some universities were yet to conclude the 2021 admissions.

    ” So at the policy meeting, we suggested and adopted that each institution will determine the closing of admissions into their various universities because we do not know when the strike will be called off.

    ” We are very optimistic following the recent meetings stakeholders had with President Muhammadu Buhari that it would soon be called off,” he said.

    On the university cut-off marks,  Tanko said that the benchmarks would provide common ground for all institutions and as well rescue candidates of first and second generation universities.

    Also,  the Vice chancellor of Afe Babalola University, Prof.

    Smaranda Olarinde, called for caution in efforts to sustain high standard at admission points into all levels of tertiary institutions.

    Olarinde said that institutions must take caution while improving on efforts to reposition higher education and bring back the quality and standard education ” I stated in my contribution that 200 minimum cut-off mark shall represent 30 per cent, however some universities opined that we should go as low as 100, which I totally disagreed with.

    ” Rather, I made a compromise that the minimum any university should go for cut-off mark is 150 and I felt strongly about it , we receive graduates at discriminatory entry point, applicants with different scores ,this is not acceptable when you are looking to increase quality of graduates.

    “we are all churning out degree holders and these set of people must have a good solid foundation at the admission point into tertiary institutions ,left for me it should have been 200, I made a compromise of 150,” She said.

     Meanwhile, the Vice Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Prof.

    Charles  Esimone, expressed confidence in the ability of the cut-off marks to enrol qualified students at all levels of higher institutions.

    According to him, some of us move very strongly for the particular cut-off because sometimes when you go for something higher you will not be able to come lower.

    “A cut-off of 140 does not mean you must take somebody that score 140 but it gives you the latitude incase there are applicants who for some reasons do not fill into particular course and they can be considered.

    “For some of us that compromise, it became necessary because we have institutes that are affiliated to us, if you have College of Education that are affiliated to you and you go higher that means you are disenfranchising them ,it means every candidate that chose your school must meet the minimum standard,” he said .

    The Registrar,  Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB),  Prof.

    Ishaq Oloyede, while revealing the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and Admissions, said a total of 1,351,284 candidates applied to study in higher institutions, while another 76,925 students applied for the Direct Entry.

    Oloyede said out of this number, 715 scored 300 above, 590 candidates secured admissions while 125 of them were not admitted, given 600,000 as the target for the 2021 admission.

     “A total of 20,377 candidates scored 250-299, 152 of them were admitted while  20,225 did not get admission.

    ” In the category of 200-249, a total of 144,856 candidates made the score, 79,338 of them were admitted while 65,518 failed to get admission,” he said.

    He added that ASUU strike had been a major factor many institutions were yet to begin the 2021 admission in spite of repeated appeals.

    On the availability of admission quota, he said  a total of  774,411 quota was available across the universities for the 2021 admissions, 484,625 was available at the NCE level, 194,196 for National Diploma, while 22,500 spaces were opened to be filled at the ND level.

    “Out of this total figure of 1,475,732 quota, only 429,351 admissions were secured leaving unused quota at 1,050,322 as at 14th July,2022” The Registrar added.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Two medical practitioners have urged Nigerians to save themselves from preventable medical conditions and diseases through lifestyle modification The doctors made the appeal during the eighth edition of the Gbolahan Olusegun Yishawu GOY Free Eye Healthcare Programme in Lagos The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the program which started on June 13 is organized by a Lawmaker Mr Gbolahan Yisahwu representing Eti Osa Constituency 02 in the Lagos State House of Assembly will end on Friday June 24 2022 The activities taking place include free consultation and eyeglasses cataract surgery for the first 10 cases eye pressure check and acuity test and blood pressure test One of the practitioners Dr Nofisat Yunus who expressed concern over the increase of high blood pressure among Nigerians said poor lifestyle choices and the economic situation in the country were to blame for the increase Yunus one of the volunteer doctors at the programme and a graduate of the University of Jos said many Nigerians were not aware of their blood pressure because they did not go for regular check up So far in the programme I have examined over 100 patients who have showed signs of high blood pressure So I think majority of our population need to modify their lifestyle I know the country is tough at the moment so a lot of people are stressed out which is causing elevation of their blood pressure Some of the people examined do not know that they have high blood pressure so I advised them to visit the hospital for proper treatment she said Yunus advised people to comply with their doctors prescriptions and ensure they were regular with hospital visits and medications She also urged people who were above 40 years old to eat more of fruits and vegetables fish chicken and to reduce beef in their meals and drink lots of water Also they need to exercise regularly at least between 30 and 45 minutes three times in a week and reduce salt intake These will help them live a well balanced lifestyle including maintaining a healthy blood pressure she told NAN Another practitioner Dr Gerald Chapele a Senior Optometrist at a Lagos based eye care centre Aions Vision and Healthcare said many patients presented cases of cataract and short sightedness at the programme According to him six of the cataract patients examined will receive free surgery due to the maturity while others would receive some other treatments We have seen cases of cataract shortsightedness glaucoma irreversible blindness eye infections and allergies We have referred some of them to the hospital for further treatment while six of the cataract cases will receive free treatment he said Chapele also said that many patients who had systemic conditions like hypertension and diabetes might be unaware until they went for eye check ups We advise people to take care of their eyes and ensure that they visit a proper eye clinic they should also avoid all sorts of poor practices such as putting harmful substances in their eyes Eye diseases can be prevented when people do the needful People should practise good hygiene and develop the habit of regular check ups precisely go for annual check up to avoid eye diseases or conditions Chapele said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Save your health through lifestyle modifications– Doctors advise Nigerians
     Two medical practitioners have urged Nigerians to save themselves from preventable medical conditions and diseases through lifestyle modification The doctors made the appeal during the eighth edition of the Gbolahan Olusegun Yishawu GOY Free Eye Healthcare Programme in Lagos The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the program which started on June 13 is organized by a Lawmaker Mr Gbolahan Yisahwu representing Eti Osa Constituency 02 in the Lagos State House of Assembly will end on Friday June 24 2022 The activities taking place include free consultation and eyeglasses cataract surgery for the first 10 cases eye pressure check and acuity test and blood pressure test One of the practitioners Dr Nofisat Yunus who expressed concern over the increase of high blood pressure among Nigerians said poor lifestyle choices and the economic situation in the country were to blame for the increase Yunus one of the volunteer doctors at the programme and a graduate of the University of Jos said many Nigerians were not aware of their blood pressure because they did not go for regular check up So far in the programme I have examined over 100 patients who have showed signs of high blood pressure So I think majority of our population need to modify their lifestyle I know the country is tough at the moment so a lot of people are stressed out which is causing elevation of their blood pressure Some of the people examined do not know that they have high blood pressure so I advised them to visit the hospital for proper treatment she said Yunus advised people to comply with their doctors prescriptions and ensure they were regular with hospital visits and medications She also urged people who were above 40 years old to eat more of fruits and vegetables fish chicken and to reduce beef in their meals and drink lots of water Also they need to exercise regularly at least between 30 and 45 minutes three times in a week and reduce salt intake These will help them live a well balanced lifestyle including maintaining a healthy blood pressure she told NAN Another practitioner Dr Gerald Chapele a Senior Optometrist at a Lagos based eye care centre Aions Vision and Healthcare said many patients presented cases of cataract and short sightedness at the programme According to him six of the cataract patients examined will receive free surgery due to the maturity while others would receive some other treatments We have seen cases of cataract shortsightedness glaucoma irreversible blindness eye infections and allergies We have referred some of them to the hospital for further treatment while six of the cataract cases will receive free treatment he said Chapele also said that many patients who had systemic conditions like hypertension and diabetes might be unaware until they went for eye check ups We advise people to take care of their eyes and ensure that they visit a proper eye clinic they should also avoid all sorts of poor practices such as putting harmful substances in their eyes Eye diseases can be prevented when people do the needful People should practise good hygiene and develop the habit of regular check ups precisely go for annual check up to avoid eye diseases or conditions Chapele said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Save your health through lifestyle modifications– Doctors advise Nigerians
    Health7 months ago

    Save your health through lifestyle modifications– Doctors advise Nigerians

    Two medical practitioners have urged Nigerians to save themselves from preventable medical conditions and diseases through lifestyle modification. The doctors made the appeal during the eighth edition of the Gbolahan Olusegun Yishawu (GOY) Free Eye Healthcare Programme  in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the program, which started on June 13 is organized by a Lawmaker, Mr. Gbolahan Yisahwu, representing Eti-Osa Constituency 02 in the Lagos State House of Assembly, will end on Friday, June 24, 2022. The activities taking place include free consultation and eyeglasses, cataract surgery for the first 10 cases, eye pressure check and acuity test, and blood pressure test. One of the practitioners, Dr Nofisat Yunus, who expressed concern over the increase of high blood pressure among Nigerians, said poor lifestyle choices and the economic situation in the country were to blame for the increase. Yunus, one of the volunteer doctors at the programme and a graduate of the University of Jos, said many Nigerians were not aware of their blood pressure because they did not go for regular check-up. ‘’So far in the programme, I have examined over 100 patients who have showed signs of high blood pressure. ‘’So, I think majority of our population need to  modify their lifestyle; I know the country is tough at the moment; so a lot of people are stressed out which is causing elevation of their blood pressure. ‘’Some of the people examined do not know that they have high blood pressure; so I advised them to visit the hospital for proper treatment, ‘’ she said. Yunus advised people to comply with their doctors’ prescriptions and ensure they were regular with hospital visits and medications. She also urged people who were above 40 years old to eat more of fruits and vegetables, fish, chicken, and to reduce beef in their meals, and drink lots of water. ‘’Also, they need to exercise regularly, at least between 30 and 45 minutes, three times in a week and reduce salt intake. ‘’These will help them live a well-balanced lifestyle including maintaining a healthy blood pressure, ‘’ she told NAN. Another practitioner, Dr Gerald Chapele, a Senior Optometrist at a Lagos-based eye care centre, Aions Vision and Healthcare, said many patients presented cases of cataract and short-sightedness at the programme. According to him, six of the cataract patients examined will receive free surgery due to the maturity, while others would receive some other treatments. ‘’We have seen cases of cataract, shortsightedness, glaucoma (irreversible blindness), eye infections and allergies. ‘’We have referred some of them to the hospital for further treatment, while six of the cataract cases will receive free treatment, ‘’ he said. Chapele also said that many patients who had systemic conditions like hypertension and diabetes might be unaware until they went for eye check ups. ‘’We advise people to take care of their eyes and ensure that they visit a proper eye clinic; they should also avoid all sorts of poor practices such as putting harmful substances in their eyes. ‘’Eye diseases can be prevented when people do the needful. “People should practise good hygiene and develop the habit of regular check ups, precisely, go for annual  check up to avoid eye diseases or conditions,‘’ Chapele said. NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association NVMA has expressed sadness over the June 9 inferno at the University of Jos Veterinary Teaching Hospital It said the incident was a huge loss to the veterinary profession and the entire nation The association said this in a statement by Dr Gloria Daminabo the association s Spokesperson NAN recalls that the inferno was said to have resulted from a tanker loaded with petrol which lost control and crashed into the hospital premises Daminabo listed facilities that were gutted by the fire to include the public health laboratory and all its equipment Intensive Care Unit ICU treatment rooms Parasitology laboratory all consulting rooms pharmacy and security post Daminabo described the newly built teaching hospital as a well equipped standard veterinary teaching hospital and one of the best in the country The teaching hospital is a pride of the veterinary profession in Nigeria which situates the Animal coded side of Food Security and Safety Animal Assisted General Security Public Health and Wildlife Diversity and Population Control NVMA sympathises with the University of Jos community and Plateau State on this terrible situation said the spokesperson She however called on both federal and state governments corporate organisations and other stakeholders to support the quick rebuilding of the veterinary teaching hospital in order to restore its activities and essential services She assured that the association would continue in its role to preserve humanity through promoting animal health and welfare Source NAN
    UniJos vet hospital inferno, huge loss to veterinary profession – Association
     The Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association NVMA has expressed sadness over the June 9 inferno at the University of Jos Veterinary Teaching Hospital It said the incident was a huge loss to the veterinary profession and the entire nation The association said this in a statement by Dr Gloria Daminabo the association s Spokesperson NAN recalls that the inferno was said to have resulted from a tanker loaded with petrol which lost control and crashed into the hospital premises Daminabo listed facilities that were gutted by the fire to include the public health laboratory and all its equipment Intensive Care Unit ICU treatment rooms Parasitology laboratory all consulting rooms pharmacy and security post Daminabo described the newly built teaching hospital as a well equipped standard veterinary teaching hospital and one of the best in the country The teaching hospital is a pride of the veterinary profession in Nigeria which situates the Animal coded side of Food Security and Safety Animal Assisted General Security Public Health and Wildlife Diversity and Population Control NVMA sympathises with the University of Jos community and Plateau State on this terrible situation said the spokesperson She however called on both federal and state governments corporate organisations and other stakeholders to support the quick rebuilding of the veterinary teaching hospital in order to restore its activities and essential services She assured that the association would continue in its role to preserve humanity through promoting animal health and welfare Source NAN
    UniJos vet hospital inferno, huge loss to veterinary profession – Association
    General news8 months ago

    UniJos vet hospital inferno, huge loss to veterinary profession – Association

    The Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) has expressed sadness over the June 9 inferno at the University of Jos Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

    It said the incident was a huge loss to the veterinary profession and the entire nation.

    The association said this in a statement by Dr Gloria Daminabo, the association’s Spokesperson.

    NAN recalls that the inferno was said to have resulted from a tanker loaded with petrol which lost control and crashed into the hospital premises.

    Daminabo listed facilities that were gutted by the fire to include the public health laboratory and all its equipment, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), treatment rooms, Parasitology laboratory, all consulting rooms, pharmacy and security post.

    Daminabo described the newly built teaching hospital as a well-equipped standard veterinary teaching hospital and one of the best in the country.

    “The teaching hospital is a pride of the veterinary profession in Nigeria which situates the Animal coded side of Food Security and Safety, Animal Assisted General Security, Public Health, and Wildlife Diversity and Population Control.

    “NVMA sympathises with the University of Jos community and Plateau State on this terrible situation,’’ said the spokesperson.

    She however called on both federal and state governments, corporate organisations and other stakeholders to support the quick rebuilding of the veterinary teaching hospital in order to restore its activities and essential services.

    She assured that the association would continue in its role to preserve humanity through promoting animal health and welfare. (

    Source: NAN

daily trust nigerian newspaper bet9j punch hausa site shortner Instagram downloader