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BRAKING NEWS The organized Labour in Nasarawa state has declared indefinite integral strike, starting from Tomorrow to press home their demand. State chairmen of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, comrade Yusuf Iya and that of Trade Union Congress, comrade Muhammad Umar Doma made this known while addressing journalists shortly after State Executive Council meeting at Abdullahi […]

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FG has failed the nation on security, Masari tells Buhari

FG has failed the nation on security, Masari tells Buhari By Faith Awa Maji, Katsina Katsina State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement on reasons for the deteriorating state of security in parts of the country.Recall, President Buhari had last week during a television interview attributed the reported state of […]

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Nigeria Democracy Day: Masari calls for oneness, chides secessionists 

Democracy Day: Masari calls for oneness, chides secessionists  By Faith Awa Maji, Katsina Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state has called on Nigerians to remained indivisible country and advised secessionists to have a rethink, saying Nigeria is better and stronger together.He made this known while on a press conference with some selected journalists as […]

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Masari appoints non-tenure board’s heads

Masari appoints non-tenure board’s heads By Faith Awa Maji, KatsinaGOVERNOR of Katsina State Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari,, has approved the appointment of Chairmen for the 24 Boards of Parastatals of the State.The appointment of the Non-tenure Chairmen followed the Governor’s decision to reconstitute the Boards that were dissolved at the expiration of his first […]

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Gov Masari congratulates new editor’s guild executives, express ethics decline in NigeriaFrom Faith Awa Maji

Gov Masari congratulates new editor’s guild executives, express ethics decline in Nigeria GOVERNOR Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has congratulated the newly sworn in leadership of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), lauding the peaceful manner the elections were conducted.In a press statement signed by his DG Media, Abdu Labaran Malumfashi, Governor Masari noted […]

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Among all children that were born between 1981 and 1996 across the globe, 106 billionaires have emerged.While 33 of them are Americans and 23 are Chinese, NONE has emerged from the whole of Africa!In a way, this is some kind of scorecard for the African education system and by extension, a reflection of our patenting choices in the last 40 years!Please, do not dismiss this as vanity upon vanity as we always tend to overcompensate in Africa.The richest Millennial in the world today is Mark Zuckerberg and you will agree with me that his $97 Billion USD net worth is not all there is to his achievements. He gave us Facebook and everything that comes with it!It is easy to say he dropped out of school, but we often ignore the fact that he did not leave school because he was a dullard or because he never learnt anything.No.At a tender age, his father taught him how to write codes and even hired a professional tutor to train him further. It might be that these private lessons were just enough for him to start out something that grew into Facebook today.Like almost every other person in this list, Mark’s father was very intentional about his child’s future.He set him on a path.Tech path.Of all 106 billionaires in the world that are between thee ages of 25 and 40, more than 30 are also into TECH business! while another half of the remaining are doing businesses that are powered by TECH!A great number of the rest are into Media, Entertainment and Fashion!YET, African parents have strong aversion for introducing their children to TECH, arguing that they must go through the rigours of conventional learning processes.Presently, there is a raging argument against the use of android phones by secondary school students in Nigeria!And, I always wonder, to what effect?So that our statistics will blow up by 2050 with numbers of unemployable youths?And, that will be just fine because after all, we were able to stop them from accessing YouTube and TikTok while growing up?I have read arguments that the disadvantages of exposing children to technology out weights the advantages of it!Sad.Our choices in the last 50 years or so, pertaining to education processes have been nothing short of mediocrity!While China was encouraging their children to develop themselves in technology, we were doing what again?And by this, our generation has relegated Africa to a continent of little or no consequence on the global stage.Unlike previous African generations that competed head to head with the rest of the world with innovations and advancement, ours is a copy and paste generation that is always at the mercy of the western world.As a nation, our economies do not contribute to the rest of the world. In frontiers of innovation and technology, we (as a nation) do not have anything to offer.Instead, we are suffering a great deal of brain drain, bleeding us of our young talents!Today is the right time to start putting in place new mechanisms that will dictate a different, better outcome for the next African generation.We must chart new paths for today’s African children so that in the next tide of global affairs, Africa must rise again to it’s rightful position among other continents.

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Nasarawa: Traditional, religious’ leaders faults 1979, 1999 constitution, seek redress By Faith Awa Maji Traditional and religious leaders in Nasarawa State have observed with dismay the 1979 and 1999 Nigeria’s constitution which do not recognize the role of traditional institution in surveillance and security of their community which hereto, hindering peaceful coexistence.This was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of a one-day community dialogue meeting with Traditional and Religious leaders in Lafia, Nasarawa State organized by Global Peace development in partnership with ActionAid Nigeria and Beacon Youth Initiative, in pursuance of the System and Structure Strengthening Approach against Radicalization to Violent Extremism (SARVE II) Project with funding from the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF).The meeting aimed at to promote trust, diversity, tolerance, build social cohesion and strengthen capacities to resolve disputes and conflict, as well as promoting inter-religious and inter-ethnic interaction.”Dislodgement of traditional rulers’ role in surveillance and security by the government, recognizing the role of non- indigenous ethnic groups by ascribing them with a title aim to promote cohesion and harmony.”Low community participation in surveillance and security to respond to security challenges.Lack of budget provision to traditional leaders for security surveillance. Inadequate recognition of vigilante role by the government in contribution to peace and security. Adoption of self- centred lifestyle than communal lifestyle relationship which hindered communal cohesion to address insecurity and respond to early warning.”No evidence reports of traditional rulers participating in banditry, kidnapping or insecurity in Nasarawa State.”Politicization in the appointment of the role of traditional leaders, which are usually not given based on merit”.The communiqué also recommended that, Traditional rulers to be recognized and have clear mandate and responsibility in the constitution of Nigeria. “Traditional and Religious leaders to support awareness campaigns on peaceful co-existence among different faith groups towards creating a regular platform for religious dialogue and mutual understanding that can bring together different faiths and brainstorm on developmental strides to foster peaceful co-existence in the state.”They should be the agents of peace promotion, facilitate tolerance, and promote diversity among all ethnic and religious groups, tasked to sensitize and promote knowledge to address illiteracy and ignorance about teachings of Islam and Christianity to facilitate good moral values among the religious groups”.According to the participants, Traditional and Religious leaders should be worthy of emulation and embodiment of conduct among the populace as they are admonished to be great mediators and promoters of peace not hatred as they noted that, they would engage legislative to seek for redress.”The head of Nasarawa State traditional council to submit memo seeking the legislation of traditional rulers’ role in the constitution as regard to security”.It again said, due to inadequate security manpower in the state, government at all levels are advised to support vigilante group for surveillance and security noting that, Traditional rulers to embrace and accommodate all religious group in their community without being biased.”Device old style counter security strategy by registering incoming and outgoing strangers in their community. Traditional and Religious Leaders should come up with mechanisms as they could respond to early warning and early response”.Traditional and religious leaders both from the State and all 13 local government areas of Nasarawa State attended the event.

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UK Prime Minister leader to be reckon with

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Police losses inspector, 6 others in extreme gun duel with bandits in KatsinaBy Faith Awa Maji, KatsinaPOLICE authority in Katsina State said bandits had a fierce gun battle with the mobile policemen deployed to Zandam village, Jibia LGA of the state, where a Police inspector and 6 others killed in the process.The bandits in a large number, armed with sophisticated weapons on motorcycles, were on Sunday, invaded the village.”At the scene it was discovered that three(3) residents (all Male) were shot and killed by the hoodlums while five (5) others sustained injuries.”The team succeeded and gunned down three (3) of the Armed Bandits. One Inspector of police gallantly lost his life during the encounter”.The State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah said an uncompleted clinic block was set ablaze by the hoodlums.According to him, “Police reinforcement were deployed to the area and injured persons were given first Aid and moved to General Hospital. Investigation in progress with a view to track down the fleeing hoodlums,”, he said.