Speaking at the Stakeholders Elections Summit organized by Transition Monitoring Group in conjunction with the Christian Aid Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja, The chairman of Independent National Election Commission (INEC) ; Prof. Mahmood Yakubu assured his commitment in ensuring proper conduct in the 2019 general elections.
Addressing a press conference at the Federal Ministry of Defence headquarters in Abuja, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Mrs. Nuratu Batagarawa disclosured that the sub-regional body which was established in Tripoli, Libya on the 4th of February 1998, has three major objectives which are, to promote amongst member states, cooperation in the field of Defence and Security, as well as tackle the thorny of insecurity across the sub-region.
Others are to establish a sub-regional economic union integrating investment in fields of agriculture, industry and energy, as well as social and cultural sectors and to facilitate the development of transportation means, such as road, sea and air, as well as communication means between member states.
“In furtherance of its objectives, the organization holds its conferences rotating the hosting right amongst its Arabic, francophone and Anglophone member countries. While the 2016 conference took place in Sharm Al-Sheik, Egypt; that of 2017 was hosted by Cote D’Iviore. It is Nigeria’s singular honour to host the 7th conference”, She said.
Mrs. Batagarawa added that, “At the national level, it is gratifying that the gains accruing from Nigeria’s Campaign against Terror and insurgency are being consolidated in so many fronts. Operation safe Corridor programme of Nigeria, for instance is worth emulating by other CEN-SAD member states”.
“The operation is aimed at addressing the suffering of the people in the North east and fast-tracking the peace process. It is supposed to de-radicalize, rehabilitate and reintegrate surrendered insurgents.
“There is also the counter terrorism center at Nigeria’s office of the National Security Adviser to tackle the root causes of radicalization and proffer appropriate solutions. The center also helps in countering radical ideologies of fundamental groups in Nigeria.
“In addition, the presidential committee on the North East Initiative (PCNI) serves as the primary national strategy, as well as coordination and advisory body for all humanitarian interventions and developmental efforts in the north east of Nigeria.
“The PCNI is also designed to oversee all remedial programmes aimed at addressing the crisis in the north east since 2009. This is being handled in collaboration with the office of the minister of state, budget and planning”, the Perm Sec stated.
The Plateau State Executive Council has dissolved the governing council of College of Education, Gindiri and also suspended it’s management with immediate effect.
This was the resolution that came up at the Emergency meeting State executive council meeting held on Thursday and presided over by Governor Simon Bako Lalong which was held at Government House Little Rayfield,Jos.
Briefing journalist,the commissioner for Higher Education, Mrs Elizabeth Wapmuk said council received the report of the committee which investigated the riot by the students of the college in February this year
According to her,council deliberated on the report and approved the suspension of the management with immediate effect.
-The Nigerian Standard
RAMADAN AND EID EL FITR GOODWILL MESSAGE FROM NDE HEZEKIAH DIMKA CAMPAIGN TEAM FOR SENATE, PLATEAU CENTRAL ZONE.
On behalf of my Family and the entire campaign team, I Nde Hezekiah Dimka wish to felicitate with His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari GCON, his Vice, His Excellency Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Our amiable Governor His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Dr Simon Bako Lalong, the Executive Governor of Plateau State & his Deputy, His Excellency, Prof. Sonni Gwanle Tyoden.
The Muslim Ummah in Bokkos, Mangu, Pankshin, Kanke and Kanam LGAs, indeed the entire people of Plateau state and Nigeria as a whole a blissful Eid El Fitr celebration.
The peaceful way Ramadan was observed and enjoyed by all has shown that peaceful coexistence indeed is achievable most especially in the Central zone of Plateau state.
I also want to use this opportunity to appreciate the support this campaign train is enjoying from the people of the Central Zone and beyond.
As the Muslim Ummah conclude the celebration of this glorious month, I pray that the Almighty Allah accept your Ibadat, Ameen.
Long Live Plateau!
Long live Nigeria!
Long live APC!
Nde Hezekiah Dimka
Senatorial candidate for Plateau Central Zone 2019
Air Vice Marshal Austine Jekenu, Commandant, Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC) has confirmed that a total of 320 military personnel will retire from the armed forces next week.
He told newsmen at the centre in Oshodi, Lagos today that the retiring military men were drawn from the Army, the Air Force and the Navy. “A total of 320 servicemen comprising of 262 from the Nigerian Army, 44 from the Nigerian Navy and 14 from the Nigerian Air Force would be graduating from the NAFRC,’’ he said.
Jekenu said that the retiring servicemen went through months of intensive training on skills acquisition and entrepreneurship at NAFRC. He said the training was to prepare the retirees for life after military service.
According to him, the centre has the mandate to provide necessary training geared towards preparing retiring servicemen for reintegration into civil life. He said that the initiative was to enable the beneficiaries adjust and appropriately blend with the peculiarities of retirement and contribute actively to national economy as worthy civilians.
He urged all the retiring servicemen to positively contribute to boost national economy in whatever business they engaged in. “The centre graduates 2 courses annually and it is on record that we have trained over 41, 000 ex-servicemen of the Nigerian Armed Forces since its inception,” he said.
The commandant, who said that the passing out ceremony for the course participants would hold on June 22, added that the Minister for Defence, Mansur Dan Ali, would grace the occasion.