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Girl-child Education is panacea for uplifting womanhood says don

If deliberate efforts are made to encourage Girl-child education, it will become an important driver that will catalyse the Socio-economic and political development of communities in Okun land, professor Tunde-Ayinmode, Mosunmola Florence of the d epartment of behavorial sciences, University of Ilorin has said.
She spoke as the guest lecturer in a paper titled, “A challenge to accelerate and diversify self help development efforts in Okun land with emphasis on girl child education at the commissioning of the newly renovated community High School, Aiyetoro Gbede by the Aiyetoro Gbede Global Network (AGN) yesterday.
On the benefits of educating the Girl-child she quoted the saying that, ‘if you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a nation.’
“If we educate our Girl-child (in effect women) we are likely to have the following benefits: our communities will develop faster and wealthier(as women constitute more than 50% of most communities, if left behind then it means 50% is left behind).
“Our communities GDP will increase rapidly; our family income will increase, famines and financial problems will reduce. Our women can improve our productivity; improve chances of employment or self employment.
She explained furtger that when the girl child is educated, Child bearing and rearing will become safer and better(pregnancy, child spacing, death from pregnancy related causes will reduce, etec).
“By extension over sized families will reduce because they are likely to practice family planning, so community nutrition would improve as well as their quality of life (hygiene, nutrition, clothing, etc) because child death and sickness would reduce.
“We will then have children that are better educated, our level of poverty will reduce, and there will be better health, better participation in leadership and decision making, child marriages and it social and medical implications will reduce.
Florence said the girls would reach their full potentials, creating peace and stability within the families and the community if they are educated.
“Girl-child education would aid reduction in domestic violence, and increase the care of the elderly. We would then have an increased pool of educated people.
She cited her experience whereby it took her over five years after secondary education to gain admission to read medicine which was her dream.
The university Don said because she was determined she eventually gained admissi o n to read medicine and the rest is history.
She admonished the girls to delay sexual activities as they are the ones that would bear the brunt when there is pregnancy.
phase would focus on providing furniture, water and toilet facilities.

He urged indigenes of Ayetoro-Gbede to join hands with the group in uplifting the level of development in the area, adding that the people cannot continue wait for government to bring the much needed development.

The Olu of Aiyetoro-Gbede, Oba Sunday Ehindero, expressed great joy that such “monumental development” was happening during his reign and prayed God to reward all those behind the community development initiative.

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Zamfara NUJ State Council announces change of baton in its leadership

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Zamfara NUJ State Council announces change of baton in its leadership

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Zamfara State chaper has announced a change of Baton in the leadership of the State council of the union.
By the announcement the vice chairman Comrade Bello Muhammad Boko will serve as acting chairman pending a by-election that will bring in a new and substantive chairman.
The announcement was contained in a statement that was signed by the chapter’s Assistant secretary Nasiru Shehu Aula Dabbakal which was made available to the NationalUpdate in Abuja on Monday.
The statement indicated that
following the recent transfer of the council chairman, Comrade Abdulrazak Bello Kaura from Pride FM, Gusau, Zamfara state to Royal FM, Sokoto in Sokoto state, it became necessary to effect constitutional adjustments to avoid any vacuum.

The union assured the good people of Zamfara of a cordial working relationship .

The union also expressed its appreciation to the Governor of the State, Bello Matawallen, the Maradun Shatiman Sokoto for his support to members of the union.
The statement stressed that the union will continue to support the Matawalle-led administration especially in the fight against armed banditry through his peace accord and dialogue initiative.

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Commissioner advocates media practitioners’ involvement in farming

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Commissioner advocates media practitioners’ involvement in farming

By Friday Idachaba

Akwa-Ibom State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Glory Edet, has appealed to Solidaridad West Africa, an international solution-oriented Civil Society Organisation (CSO), to train Media practitioners in the art of farming and investment in agriculture.

Edet made the call at a wrap-up workshop for CSOs and Media practitioners from Akwa-Ibom, Cross-Rivers, Enugu and Kogi States working on Oil Palm production interventions of Solidaridad West Africa on Thursday in Uyo.

The Commissioner who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mrs Mary Bassey, implored Solidaridad to involve media practitioners not only as participants but stakeholders in the Agriculture sector.

“Please, take the media people as stakeholders and also train them to become farmers. Make them go into agriculture and make millionaires out of them. Agriculture is the fastest way to become millionaires.

“Farming, aside producing the food we eat and guaranteeing food security, is now a highly lucrative business which everyone must embrace to break the shackles of poverty,’’ she said.

Edet explained that Akwa-Ibom had taken Agriculture production very seriously and was producing pepper, tomatoes and onions from its greenhouse adding, that “very soon, we would begin to export our onions”.

Speaking earlier, Dr Sam Ogallah, Senior Climate Specialist, Africa and County Technical Lead, Solidaridad Network, West Africa said the media were drawn in as participants as part and parcel of the Solidaridad interventions.

“They are stakeholders in our work and if we want to transform the Agriculture sector in Nigeria, all hands must be on deck and the media have a very crucial role to play in transforming the Agriculture sector.

“We have seen the enormous task ahead and Solidaridad alone cannot do it.

“So,we need every person on board from the CSOs, the government, the media, the Private Sector and the likes for us to bring the change that really matters in the agricultural sector in Nigeria,” Ogallah stated. (NAN)

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Bello Ambassadors Network (BAN) Launches Support Website, claims 5m Nigerians will join network

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Bello Ambassadors Network (BAN) Launches Support Website, claims 5m Nigerians will join network

Bello Ambassadors Network (BAN) has claimed it has launched website with not less than five million Nigerians as target to become Ambassadors as members if the network as it releases its network today.
This was contained in a statement that was signed by the national coordinator Mr. Anthony Edogbo and issued in Abuja

In a statement by the National Coordinator of the movement, Mr. Anthony Edogbo, the organisation is a network of young Nigerians from across the six (6) geopolitical zones and thirty-six (36) states of the Federation.

He said, BAN is non-governmental Organisation with a common agenda of emulating the leadership and charitable character of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.

Edogbo stated that the movement is borne out of the urgent need to support the giant strides of Governor Yahaya Bello and promote quality leadership.

“As the youngest Governor in Nigeria, Yahaya Bello has over the years built a cabinet of young Nigerians irrespective of tribe, gender and religion.

He indicated that the giant strides of Governor Yahaya Bello in the areas of Education, Healthcare, Agriculture, Security and Infrastructure are laudable and deserve national recognition.

“In him, we have seen courage, intelligence and love for every Nigerian.
We strongly believe that a new Nigeria is possible”, he mentioned.

He stated that BAN is for every gender, tribe and religion. BAN is for every Nigerian.

“To become an Ambassador and member of the organization, you can visit  www.ban2023.org to register.”

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