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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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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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Principals’ Cup: Ministry of Sports rallies support for zonal finals

Principals’ Cup: Ministry of Sports rallies support for zonal finalsBy Muhyideen Jimoh The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has called on sports stakeholders to support and participate in the relaunch of the National Directors Cup competition as it enters the zonal stages. Dr Ademola Are, director of grassroots sport development at the ministry, told the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) in an interview Thursday in Abuja that it was crucial to bring back the glamor of the competition. He said the zonal final which kicked off Thursday in the country’s six geopolitical zones will end on March 22, with teams emerging for the grand final in Abuja. “We want more support from stakeholders as we enter the zonal phase of competition because this is the best of our youngsters in sports and education on display,” he said. Are, who is also the chairman of the main organizing committee (MOC) for the competition, said the expanded competition which now […]

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Nasarawa United Gain 6 Places to Become New NPFL Leaders

Nasarawa United Gain 6 Places to Become New NPFL LeadersBy Olawale Alabi Nasarawa United Football Club de Lafia stormed the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table on Thursday, ousting Rangers International on goal difference. They moved to first place on the diary from seventh after a 3-0 spanking from Dakkada FC’s visit to Uyo. The Enugu-based Rangers fell again to fourth, again on goal difference, after a 0-2 loss to host Katsina United, who went down a notch to 17th. Plateau United fell from 13th to ninth after beating the Sunshine Stars of Akure 3-1 at Jos. Below is the ranking of the 20 clubs in the NPFL 2020/2021 at the end of three matches of Matchday 16 rescheduled Thursday. It is presented under Played (P), Won (W), Draws (D), Lost (L), Goals for (F), Goals against (A), Goal difference (GD) and Points (Pts): PWDLFA GD Pts Team 1. Nasarawa United 16 8 3 5 18 […]

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Kwara United retains NPFL lead

Kwara United retains NPFL leadBy Olawale Alabi Kwara United Football Club retained leadership of the current Nigerian Professional Football League 2020/2021 (NPFL) on Sunday, despite a goalless draw against visiting Heartland FC. In their Matchday 15 match at the Kwara Stadium complex in Ilorin, the hosts failed to break visiting Owerri-based Heartland FC. The draw at home means they failed to extend their lead at the top of the paper and are now co-leaders with Rangers International FC Enugu. Kwara United is with 27 points in 15 matches, with a +7 goal difference, one goal ahead of Enugu-based Rangers who beat Adamawa United 1-0. The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) reports that Adamawa United is still at the bottom of the paper with 10 points from 15 matches. Enyimba International, who now have three appearances since their Sunday game against MFM FC was postponed, are in third place with 24 points from 12 matches. They […]

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Court Affirms Sentence Of Ex-Plateau Governor, Joshua Dariye

  A five-man panel of the Supreme Court has affirmed the ten-year jail term sentence slammed on a former Governor of Plateau State, Senator Joshua Dariye who is serving a ten-year jail term for criminal breach of trust. In a lead judgment read by Justice Helen Ogunwumiju on behalf of the Justice Mary Odili panel, … Continue reading Court Affirms Sentence Of Ex-Plateau Governor, Joshua Dariye Read Full Story

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INSECURITY: Plateau has let down middle Belt through Lalong’s utterances – Kaze

By Marie-Therese Nanlong The alarming rate of insecurity in Nigeria needs to be tackled not from the point of weakness on the part of government and security agencies but decisive actions against criminal elements causing havoc in the country. Former Member representing Jos South/Jos East constituency in the 6th and 7th National Assembly, Bitrus Kaze
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Plateau police nab over 40 suspected criminals

By Marie-Therese Nanlong – Jos The Plateau state police command on Wednesday paraded over 40 suspected criminals who allegedly committed various crimes ranging from kidnapping, criminal conspiracy, armed robbery, unlawful possession of firearms, homicides among others in different parts of the State. The State Commissioner of Police, Edward Ebuka who intimated journalists of the Command’s
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