Leadership

UcheRNOctober 5, 2017

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Super Eagles’ talisman Victor Moses has finally arrived the team camp in Uyo ahead of this weekend’s crucial game against Zambia.
Moses was the only player still being expected by the technical crew of the team before Wednesday’s morning training ahead of the crucial World Cup 2018 Qualifiers.
He arrived Uyo early hour of yesterday, and took part in the training session of the team later in evening at the training pitch of the Godswill Akpabio Stadium.
The Chelsea ace is one of the most important player for the Super Eagles of Nigeria, and he is presently their top scorer with three goals to his name from Nigeria’s first four games of the qualifiers.
His arrival means the coaches of the team can now start tactical drills with the full compliment of all of the players invited for the game, where a win will see Nigeria progress to the World Cup holding in Russia next year.


adminreachOctober 4, 2017

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Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday, warned political parties and politicians to desist from engaging in campaigns, stressing that it is illegal.
The commission further told parties or aspirants to wait for the release of the timetable for the elections.
INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu who issued the warning at a quarterly consultative meeting with the media held at the commission’s secretariat, also said that while 6200 Smart Card Readers will be deployed for the November 18 Anambra State governorship election, e-tracking will also be used.
Noting that the commission has commenced work on the budget for the 2019 general elections, Yakubu said, “The release of timetable does not translate to beginning of political campaigns. I want to use this opportunity through the media to draw the attention of political parties and candidates that are going round the country campaigning that INEC is  the only agency responsible for the release of timetable for campaigns and has not done so. That anything anybody does is illegal. Wait for the time table for the election”, he disclosed.
While the Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose had last Thursday declared his intention to run for the nation’s presidency in 2019, the minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, had earlier endorsed a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, for the 2019 presidential election.
However Section 99 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), states that, “For the purpose of this Act, the period of campaigning in public by every political party shall commence 90 days before polling day and end 24 hours prior to that day”. Whoever violets this law is liable upon conviction to a maximum fine of N500, 000.
On the budget for the 2019 general elections, Yakubu said though the commission could not immediately place a figure on the budget, it was already working on it.
“As you are aware, we have concluded the strategic plan. We are now working on the Election Project Plan. Once we conclude the Election Project Plan, a number of things would follow among which is the election budget for the 2019 general elections which would be released next week. We are unable to give you a figure for now,” he said.

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The Igbos residing in Borno has commended the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to visit Borno to celebrate the 57th Nigeria’s Independence Day.
According to them, the president’s visit reassured them of  protection in the state , amid the tension  over the  coalition of Arewa Youths earlier suspended quit order.
They equally praised the president’s stance on the notion  that every Nigerian is protected in any part of the country.
The president General of Igbo Welfare Association (IWA),  chief Maclaw Maduabuchukwu Nwaogu made this known in Maiduguri yesterday while speaking on the significance of the president’s visit to Borno.
“President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Borno state is a reassurance of our safety in Borno.He has to an extent fulfilled his campaign promise of restoring peace in the Northeast, especially Borno,  despite his health challenge for the past six months. We are grateful to him and Borno state Governor , Kashim Shettima for their commitment at ensuring that peace is restored in the Northeast and the country at large,” Chief Nwaogu said.
He added that what remains for the president to achieve total peace in the country is to address root causes of agitations from different sections of the country, adding that no meaningful development can be achieved in any country without peace.

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has extolled the virtues, commitment and loyalty of his deputy, Hon Yusuff Sulaimon Lasun as he clocks 57.
Dogara in a congratulatory message to mark Lasun’s birthday, described him as a loyal, courageous and resourceful lawmaker who has been a pillar of support in the task of galvanizing members for effective and efficient law making.
“ His Excellency,  Hon. Lasun has been a pillar of support, his selflessness, loyalty and commitment to the growth of the legislature are unequivocal.”
In particular, Dogara commended the leadership and contribution of his deputy to the constitution amendment process, describing it as another testimony of a man committed to the growth of the legislature and progress of democratic institutions and ideals.
“This is to heartily wish the Deputy speaker good health, God’s grace and more wisdom to continue to serve the nation,” he said


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The federal government has reiterated the need to collectively address the welfare of teachers and called for more support to enable them meet the 21st Century demands.
The minister of  Education, Malam Adamu Adamu  made the call yesterday, in Abuja on the commemoration of the World Teachers ‘ Day which is celebrated worldwide annually on the 5th of October as initiated by UNESCO in 1994.
Addressing newsmen on the theme: “Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers, “ Adamu said teachers deserved  to be celebrated for their great role in nation-building.
“Teachers are therefore, the guiding light in a dark world and the providers  of hope for the future of any nation. Let me reiterate that without teachers’  total dedication and commitment to their calling, a nation could be wandering in the dark. ‘’
Also speaking, the national president of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) Comrade Michael Alogba Olukoya commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the sustenance of the President’s Teachers and Schools Excellence Award which has given a sense of honour to teachers in the country.
He praised Nigerian teachers for their resourcefulness, dedication and resilience in carrying out their professional tasks.  “I salute them for their passion in their chosen profession and their sacrifice and courage in keeping  the flag flying despite obvious odds against their calling.
In Nigeria, the main activities earmarked to commemorate the 2017 World Teachers Day on Thursday,  5th October will include a march past by teachers, presentation of the President’s Teachers and Schools Excellence Award and other activities.


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The Alliance for New Nigeria, ANN, a new political group geared towards galvanising professionals to be involved in the political process, has called on Nigerians to use the occasion of the nation’s 57th Independence Anniversary to reflect on the past and plan for the future.
In a statement signed by the national coordinator of the group and international health development expert, Dr. Jay Osi Samuels, the group said it is quite instructive that virtually all Nigerians admit that the nation has not been where it was supposed to be after almost 60 years of nationhood.
The group futher said that “Nigerians are hard working people. What has been our bane is bad leadership. Instead of clinking glasses and backslapping, let us reflect on the past and plan for the future. 2019 is around the corner. It is time for us to decide if we want the kind of leadership that will take us to the next level of one that will further push us down the valley of despondency and hopelessness,”
While congratulating Nigerians on the independence anniversary, the ANN called on Nigerians to embrace the group as it is the only unique political platform determined to do things differently and offer hope for a people desperately seeking for the real change.