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Role of state government. in preventing and countering violent extremism

Cement: scarcity, intermediaries induce a rise in prices in the North-EastRole of state government. in preventing and countering violent extremism News analysis by Kayode Adebiyi of the Nigerian News Agency (NAN) In 2017, the federal government, through the Office of the National Security Advisor (ONSA), launched the policy framework and national action plan for the prevention and response to violent extremism (P / CVE) . On August 24, 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari gave a directive on the implementation of the National P / CVE Framework and Action Plan setting out roles and regulations and urging state and local governments to get involved. . “We are committed to creating safe spaces for our people to engage and contribute to the prevention of violent extremism. While security measures remain necessary to address the threat of violent extremism, a whole-of-government and whole-of-government approach is urgently needed if we are to address the drivers of violent extremism in our society. “This strategic framework addresses […]

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Insurgency: Zulum lauds army for renewed operational vigour in Borno

Insurgency: Zulum lauds army for renewed operational vigour in BornoBy Sumaila Ogbaje Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno praised the army for its renewed vigor in counterinsurgency operations carried out by the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in the northeast. Zulum praised it when he paid a courtesy visit to the army chief of staff, the lieutenant general. Ibrahim Attahiru, Monday, in Abuja. He said the military has achieved some level of success in combating terrorists from Boko Haram and the Province of Islamic States of West Africa (ISWAP) in the state in recent times. The governor said the military’s current effort has yielded positive results, adding that more needs to be done to ensure more farmers have access to their farmland. He called for increased troop support for government efforts to resettle displaced people in their communities. Zulum assured that the state government will continue to support the army in all areas, restore peace and stability in Borno and […]

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Strike: Senior lawyers back JUSUN’s agitation for judiciary autonomy

Strike: Senior lawyers back JUSUN’s agitation for judiciary autonomyBy Taiye Agbaje Two senior lawyers on Monday expressed their support and solidarity for the industrial action launched by the Union of Judicial Personnel of Nigeria (JUSUN). The (NAN) reports that JUSUN began a nationwide strike on Tuesday, April 6, when the union ordered all its members of the federation to close all courts after the expiration of the 21-day ultimatum given earlier on the government failure to implement the financial autonomy of the judiciary. A senior lawyer from Nigeria, SAN, Paul Erokoro, told NAN in Abuja.“Absolutely, I support JUSUN’s agitation on judicial autonomy. “The 1999 Constitution doesn’t work because the governors are just too powerful. Governors control everything in their states. “There are no checks and balances. Whoever controls the money that comes in can dictate all actions in those states, ”he said.He said justice should not be seen as another department of state government. “It is an independent […]

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ECOWAS Parliament Speaker donates $10,000 to Liberian community school, hospital projects

ECOWAS Parliament Speaker donates $10,000 to Liberian community school, hospital projectsBy Lizzy Okoji The President of the ECOWAS Parliament, Mr. Susie Tunis, donated $ 10,000 to facilitate the development projects of the Sime Darby Central High School and the Liberia Government Hospital, both in Bomi County, Liberia. Tunis made the donations on Monday during a monitoring visit to some communities in Bomi County as it entered Liberia across the Sierra Leonean / Liberian border to attend the relocated meeting of the ECOWAS Parliament.The (NAN) reports that $ 5,000 to Sime Darby Central High School and another 5,000 to the Liberian government hospital.According to Tunis, the visit of the institutions aimed to bring the ECOWAS Parliament to the people, to engage with them to know their challenges and how their challenges can be met.At Sime Darby Central High School, Tunis said the donation was intended to help the school with projects that would help strengthen the school system.He, however, urged students […]

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Investment promotion: FG unveils NIPC’s `Book of States’

Investment promotion: FG unveils NIPC’s `Book of States’By Emmanuella Anokam / Blessing Onyeaka The federal government on Monday unveiled the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) “State Book” aimed at boosting domestic and foreign direct investment (FDI) for economic growth. The “State Book”, a compendium of key investment opportunities and comparative advantages of the 36 states and the CTF, was prepared by the NIPC in collaboration with the Nigeria Governor’s Forum (NGF). Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, said at the compendium’s official launch in Abuja that the initiative would help investors better appreciate investment potentials across Nigeria. In a keynote address, Adebayo noted that the document would help attract the right investments to Nigeria, improve productivity, create jobs and generate income for the country. “The ministry appreciates that the work has been fully supported and approved by all 36 governors, including the CTF Minister. “It shows how we are working collectively to ensure that […]

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Minister assures judges, judicial workers of enhanced salaries

Minister assures judges, judicial workers of enhanced salariesBy Ebere Agozie Justice Minister Abubakar Malami, SAN, said judges and other bailiffs across the country will soon receive good salaries and welfare programs. Malami made this known in a speech made available to reporters by Dr Umar Gwandu, the minister’s special media and public relations assistant at the inauguration on Monday of the renovated High Court of Justice complex of the Sokoto State. He declared that the presidential mandate given with regard to the welfare of judicial officers resulted in the establishment of the Committee for the review of salaries and conditions of service of magistrates. “I assure this noble gathering that the committee’s efforts will soon materialize for the good of our dear judicial officers and of our country. “As you all know, to support democracy through the effective administration of justice, judges as advocates of social justice and lords of our judicial field, as well as other […]

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ECOWAS Parliament eager to empower women in sub-region- Tunis

ECOWAS Parliament eager to empower women in sub-region- TunisBy Lizzy Okoji The President of the ECOWAS Parliament, Mr. Sidie Tunis, said that the Fifth Parliament is keen to take concrete steps to ensure the empowerment of women in the West African sub-region. Tunis made it known Monday at the Liberian and Sierra Leonean border post of Bo Waterside where he was received by the representative of the Liberian government, Senator Edwin Snowe. Tunis was received by the representative of the Liberian authority ahead of the delocalized meeting of the ECOWAS Parliament on the empowerment of women scheduled for April 13-17 in Monrovia, Liberia. Tunis said the goal of the delocalized meeting was to turn discussions and protocols regarding women’s empowerment into action, and for women to become more inclusive in all sectors. He said the fifth legislature under his leadership strives to ensure that women have a mandatory 30% representation in the ECOWAS Parliament. According to the speaker, […]

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Our cement factory prices remains stable- Dangote

Our cement factory prices remains stable- DangoteBy Ismail AbdulazizDangote Cement Plc management says the price of a bag of cement from its factories and factories across Nigeria as of April 12 is N 2,450 in Obajana and Gboko, and N 2,510 in Ibese, value added tax. (Taxes included. The company has made this clarification given recent insinuations that the company sells cement in Nigeria at significantly higher prices compared to other countries, particularly Ghana and Zambia. Devakumar Edwin, Dangote Group Executive Director, Strategy, Portfolio Development and Investment Projects, revealed that if a bag of cement sells for an equivalent of $ 5.1 including VAT in Nigeria, it sells for $ 7. $ 2 in Ghana and $ 5.95 in Zambia ex works. , all taxes included. He said that although the company has direct control over its ex-factory prices, it cannot control the final price of cement when it hits the market. He indicated that it […]

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Amended broadcasting code yielding results – Minister

Amended broadcasting code yielding results – MinisterBy Rotimi Ijikanmi Information and Culture Minister Alhaji Lai Mohammed said amendments to the National Broadcasting Code to reposition the sector have started to show results. The minister made this known on Monday in Lagos during an engagement of the ministerial working group on the digital switchover (DSO) with the relevant stakeholders. Mohammed revealed that by joining the amended code, he was rightly informed that a large multinational recently canceled an ad production planned for South Africa and moved it to Nigeria. “The result? Practitioners in Nigeria earned N10 million from production, while model fees totaled N5 million. “This is only the beginning, as we are determined to implement the reforms diligently. The (NAN) reports that to stimulate growth and investment in the advertising sector, an amendment has been made to the broadcasting code regarding the production of advertising for local goods and services. The amended section states that “all […]

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NHRC advocates law to award compensation for human rights violations

NHRC advocates law to award compensation for human rights violationsBy Kingsley Okoye / Naomi Sharang The National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) has called for enabling legislation to grant compensation to victims of human rights violations in the country. He also sought the power to enforce the surmmon on an alleged violator for compliance on human rights violations. NHRC Executive Secretary Anthony Ojukwu made the appeal during a public hearing on the repeal and reenactment of the National Human Rights Commission Act. The public hearing was organized by the Joint Commission of the National Assembly in charge of judicial questions, human rights and legal questions. Ojukwu said article 36 of the Nigerian constitution does not provide that only the court should examine human rights violations. According to him, there are other bodies that could investigate human rights violations, arguing that it was not the court’s monopoly to hear issues of human rights violations. “The commission will be rendered ineffective if […]

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WOFAN empowers farmers, extension workers, agents

WOFAN empowers farmers, extension workers, agentsBy Bukola AdewumiThe Network for the Advancement of Women Farmers (WOFAN) says it has empowered farmers, extension workers and extension workers in sustainable rice production, 3D video and field demonstration in the territory of the federal capital. WOFAN executive director Hajia Salamatu Garba said Monday in Abuja that the training will expose them to modern best practices in rice and groundnut cultivation as well as effective methods of weed, pest and pest control. diseases. Garba said the two-day training would deepen participants’ knowledge of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) to enable them to be successful in technical aspects of rainy season agriculture. She said the activities of extension agents and farmer groups in implementing WOFAN’s ICON of Hope project would improve farmers’ yields and incomes. She also said that there was a 3D video presentation and hands-on demonstration applications of pesticides and fertilizers for the participants. The boss of WOFAN revealed […]

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Gbajabiamila, Ghana’s speaker seek improved parliamentary relations

Gbajabiamila, Ghana’s speaker seek improved parliamentary relationsBy Femi Ogunshola The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Representative Femi Gbajabiamila, and the new Speaker of the Ghanaian Parliament, Mr. Albert Bagbin, agreed to strengthen parliamentary relations. It is about finding lasting solutions to challenges such as the trade dispute involving some Nigerian traders in Ghana. The two speakers met in a zoom meeting on Friday. Gbajabiamila told his counterpart that the two countries should continue to explore the path of parliamentary diplomacy to tackle common challenges. He added that the two countries could learn a lot from each other, while presenting the project he launched with five other African speakers. The project is the Conference of Speakers of African Parliaments (CoSAP), which started in 2020 and had advocated for debt relief. He added that this year, African presidents and heads of parliaments were to meet in Abuja to explore how they could work together to address collective […]

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Joint Military Taskforce base not deserted, say Gov. Bello

Joint Military Taskforce base not deserted, say Gov. BelloBy Rita IliyaThe Government of Niger State has assured the communities of Bassa, Zumba and others in the local government areas of Shiroro and Munya besieged by bandits that the bases of the Joint Military Task Force in the region have not been deserted. . The state government statement comes amid fears that the task force’s camps have been deserted and that security agents have left communities after the recent invasion of the military base in Allawa in which six soldiers and a mobile policeman were killed. Niger’s Governor Abubakar Bello, who denounced the deadly attack and murder, urged communities to remain calm as security agents pulled back to change their strategy and did not completely abandon them. “The military evacuated the corpses of the valiant officers who died in face-off with the bandits and who withdrew for a while to review their strategy. They have neither left nor abandoned […]

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Army enjoins journalists to protect national interests

Army enjoins journalists to protect national interestsBy Ahmed Abba The commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, sector 2, brig.-general. Adamu Nura, called on reporters to prioritize Nigeria’s national interest in their reporting. Nura made the appeal on Friday while welcoming members of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), who paid him a courtesy visit to Damaturu. “The national interest is more important than any other interest, including the public interest; because when you protect the national interest, the public interest will automatically be covered, ”he said. He therefore urged journalists to always cooperate with security agencies, to protect the national interest in their reporting and to avoid any form of publicity to terrorists. “Safety is everyone’s business, without safety nothing can be achieved.” he said. He added that the sector was ready to build the capacity of journalists within its jurisdiction, in order to have a smooth relationship and effective coverage. Nura added that her doors were […]

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World Autism Day: Expert calls for more awareness to improve diagnosis

World Autism Day: Expert calls for more awareness to improve diagnosisBy Oboh Linus A doctor, Dr Osuagwu Magnus, has called for intensive awareness about autism, among healthcare professionals and the general public, in order to improve its diagnosis. Magnus, Chief Consultant, Department of Family Medicine, Dalhatu Araf Specialized Hospital (DASH), Lafia, made the appeal during an interview with the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) on Friday in Lafia. He explained that the appeal became necessary because many medical professionals were unaware of the disease. He noted that since this was not a laboratory diagnostic condition, but a clinical observation, there was a need to increase awareness among healthcare workers about this condition, as well as the general public. Magnus described autism as a disease that cannot be cured for life, but one that could not be managed that therefore parents should try to get the most out of autistic people, giving them special attention rather than giving them up. He pointed […]

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UCH joins strike, says lost 17 doctors, staff to COVID-19

UCH joins strike, says lost 17 doctors, staff to COVID-19By Oluwabukola Akanni Dr Temitope Hussein, president of University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan branch of the Nigerian Association of Resident Physicians (NARD), says the association has lost 17 doctors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hussein, who justified the association’s reasons for joining the national NARD strike, explained that the families of the deceased doctors had not yet benefited from the death insurance scheme while in service. According to him, the striking doctors were also protesting against the non-payment of the salaries of some of their members across the country and demanding an upward revision of the risk allowance, among other things. He denounced the agony that its members across the country had had to endure for three months now without pay, despite their uninterrupted service to the nation. Hussein said that despite the three-month window given to the federal government to review the risk pay for healthcare workers, the risk […]

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Niger governor condemns killing of soldiers, policemen, others by bandits

Niger governor condemns killing of soldiers, policemen, others by banditsBy Rita Iliya Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger has condemned the killing of soldiers, police and others in further bandit attacks in local government areas of Shiroro. Bello, in a statement by his chief press secretary, Mrs. Mary Noel-Berje, in Minna on Friday assured the communities of Bassa, Zumba and others in the local government areas of Shiroro and Munya besieged by bandits that the bases of the joint military task force in the region was deserted. He allayed fears that the task force’s camps would be deserted and that security agents were leaving communities after the recent invasion of Allawa military base in which six soldiers and a roving policeman were killed. Bello regretted the deadly attack and murder of the security guards and urged communities not to be worried but to remain calm as the security guards stepped back to change their strategy and did not completely abandon […]

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Anambra: Governorship aspirant cautions youth against electoral violence

Anambra: Governorship aspirant cautions youth against electoral violenceBy Joy Mbachi Mr. Godwin Ezeemo, candidate for governor for the November 6 elections in Anambra, urged young people to avoid being used to perpetrate electoral violence of any form in the country. Ezeemo, who is aspiring to run for governor for the third time on the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) platform, made the call during a press briefing in Awka on Friday. The midshipman, who was reacting to the attack on former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Charles Soludo, urged young people to see themselves as the future rulers of the state and the country. Politics is not a do-or-die, he said, so young people should not allow themselves to be used to perpetrate election violence. Ezeemo advised aspirants not to heat up the political regime but to conduct themselves in the most civilized manner, as one person would be the governor at the same time and sportsmanship […]

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Thuggery portends danger to nation’s democracy — Kalu

Thuggery portends danger to nation’s democracy — KaluBy Leonard Okachie Chief Senate Whip Senator Orji Kalu said the use of thugs during the elections portended great danger to the country’s democracy. Kalu said this on Friday, while inspecting the ongoing construction of the two-kilometer Akama and Ugwuavor road in Arochukwu. The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that the road was one of 19 constituency road projects that the lawmaker drew in the senatorial district of Abia North. He spoke in the context of last Saturday’s by-election in the federal constituency of Aba North / Aba South, which was reportedly marred by brutality and violence. He called on Nigerians of good conscience and supporters of democracy to condemn the violence in its entirety in the country’s political system. “What happened in Aba was a shame for our democracy because brutality is not part of democracy. “It should not be tolerated. He should be condemned by any well-meaning Nigerian. […]

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101 Abia athletes for National Sports Festival

101 Abia athletes for National Sports FestivalBy Leonard Okachie A total of 101 Abia athletes will compete in 16 sports categories at the 2020 National Sports Festival in Edo. Abia’s sports director, Mr. Isaac Ogbonnaya-Isaac, made the disclosure to the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) in Umuahia shortly before the team left for Benin on Friday. He said the contingent also included 13 team leaders, 17 coaches and 20 officials. The director said the athletes compete in weightlifting, wrestling, kung fu, taekwondo, karate, kick boxing, weightlifting, para-athletics, deaf athletics, darts, boxing, table tennis and others. He said the team had set a goal of not dropping below fifth, adding that Abia needed to excel in at least 10 of the 16 categories in which the athletes competed. He said: “Our expectations are very high because we are a force to be reckoned with. “We are going to a sports festival that has suffered so many postponements; as […]

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NARD strike Day 2: FMC Jalingo, others offer skeletal services — NAN checks

NARD strike Day 2: FMC Jalingo, others offer skeletal services — NAN checksBy Gabriel Yough The Federal Medical Center (FMC) and the state specialized hospital, all located in Jalingo, are offering skeletal services following the strike launched by the National Association of Resident Physicians (NARD) in the country. Checks carried out by the Nigerian News Agency (NAN) at the State Specialized Hospital revealed that only emergency cases were handled by consultants. Dr Gabriel Ahmed, the state president of NARD, told NAN that they are fully complying with the strike, as instructed by the national body. At FMC Jalingo, only consultants and other senior doctors from CONMESS 6 and above were seen caring for patients. Ms Eunice Ande, a patient, told NAN that she was considering leaving the hospital because only nurses were taking care of her. Dr Divine Njadze, chairman of the ARD, FMC branch, also told NAN in an interview that the branch fully complied with the strike. “Only those on […]

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Ogun Identifies Factor Capable Of Preventing School Lands Encroachment

Ogun Identifies Factor Capable Of Preventing School Lands EncroachmentThe Ogun State Special Adviser/Director General, Bureau of Lands and Survey, Mr. Aina Salami has said that proper land documentation and official gazette of land acquisition were panacea to encroachment on school lands in the State, especially by land grabbers. Salami, through his Press Officer, Ms. Morolayo Fadairo, made this assertion in Abeokuta at a meeting with the officials of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology urged the Ministry and school authorities to have survey plans, register their land titles and gazette them statutorily for proper recording. While calling for the sensitisation of people in the schools’ community not to buy any land around any school location, Salami also urged school authorities to establish boundaries in such schools with the assistance of the Bureau of lands and Survey and put-up notifications of encroachment to further dissuade buyers from falling into the hands of land grabbers. Speaking at the meeting, […]

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2021 International Day of Happiness: CACOBAG urge Nigerians to shun hard drugs

2021 International Day of Happiness: CACOBAG urge Nigerians to shun hard drugsA civil rights organisation, Coalition Against Corruption and Bad Governance (CACOBAG) urged Nigerian youths to shun hard drugs and strive to be happy in commemoration of the 2021 International Day of Happiness. Toyin Raheem, the Chairman of CACOBAG in a statement on Saturday said the end result of hard drugs leads to sadness. The International Day of Happiness” is observed every March 20 globally, to highlight the importance of happiness in the lives of the people. The 2021 theme in commemoration of the day is “Happiness For All, Forever”. Raheem said:“As we celebrate Happiness Day, we must all be determined to shun all vices , actions and activities that destroy humanity and make people sad. “Money made through drug pushing and peddling is ill gotten that has rendered lives of many Nigerians useless. “Importance of happiness in our lives cannot be over emphasised but drug abuse causes sadness and has […]

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Providing Access to safe and clean water in Pulka, Borno state

Providing Access to safe and clean water in Pulka, Borno state“We have to be grateful that we now have water, but we don’t usually have enough water when we enter the dry and hot season,” says Adama. She was forced from her home by the violence that has spread throughout Borno state, in northeast Nigeria. Adama now lives in a camp for displaced people in Pulka, a small garrison town located 115 km southwest of Maiduguri, the state capital. Adama is only one of around 37,039 displaced people trying to survive here. The dry, hot season in the part of western Africa known as the Sahel usually lasts from November until May. Not a single drop of rain touches the cracked earth for nearly seven months, while the Harmattan, a dry wind coming from Sahara, brings desert sand and hot air during the day and cold air at night. The temperature can go from 9 and 35 degrees Celsius in […]

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Gani Adams seeks compensations for Abule Ado pipeline explosion victims

Gani Adams seeks compensations for Abule Ado pipeline explosion victimsThe Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has called on the Federal and Lagos State Government to compensate victims of the March 2020 Abule Ado pipeline explosion in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Adams made the call on Sunday in Lagos at a memorial prayer in honour of those who lost their lives during the pipeline explosion on March 15, 2020. NAN reports that the event, organised by the Soba Landlords and Residents Association (SLARA), was held at the site of former Bethlehem Girls College where five people, including the School’s Principal, Rev. Sis. Henriatta Alokha, died. Adams, who is also the Chairman of the Association, said the event was to ensure that memories of the incident; the lives lost, the losses incurred and the damage to the community, was not forgotten. He added that it was also to remind the government of the promises […]

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