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MBF applauds T Y Danjuma for bringing succour with N100b foundation, VSF

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MBF applauds T Y Danjuma for bringing succour with N100b foundation, VSF
***eulogises him at 83rd birthday


The Middle Belt Forum has acknowledged the $100 billion TY Danjuma Foundation, as bringing hope and succour to millions of Nigerians through health and educational interventions more than any other organization. This was contained in a statement that was signed by the National President of the Forum Dr Pogu Bitrus in Abuja on Thursday. The forum stated this while paying glowing tributes on the occasion of General (rtd) Theophilus Danjuma’s 83rd birthday as well as his remarkable strides as a distinguished son of the Middle belt and Nigeria. The statement also acknowledged his participation as the Chairman of the Victim Support Fund (VSF) as a demonstration of his commitment to ending misery, anguish perpetrated against defenceless citizens by blood-curdling terrorists and enemies of the Nigerian state.  The statement said the T Y Danjuma Foundation has been working with over 50 NGOs to salvage the less privileged of the Nigerian society. “In a nation almost populated by men and women who are afraid to speak of truth, this Son of the Middle Belt has never grown weary of speaking truth to power and calling for justice for all Nigeria’s ethnic nationalities. “Having participated in the civil war, General Danjuma knows the implications of crisis. “To avoid a repeat of such dark moments, he has been in the forefront of calling on various previous governments, including the present, to urgently resolve the furious insecurity unleashed on Nigerian communities by Boko Haram, bandits, kidnappers and other criminal elements.”In the 83 years of his life, half of this has been spent on public service and advocating for good causes. Even out of the corridors of power, General Danjuma has not bid farewell as he has continued to contribute his quota to the peace and development of his immediate community, Taraba and Nigeria in general.  “The relevance of General Danjuma in the making of our nation remains a reference point. “His untiring efforts at ensuring national cohesion and development of our country can never be in doubt. “His constant interventions in precarious moments of national history are inspirational and definitive. “Explaining further, the statement saidGeneral Danjuma’s undying faith in the prospects of Nigeria rising to its manifest destiny of being Africa’s giant in all positive ramifications remains indelible. “His participation in peacekeeping military operations in Africa and beyond demonstrate his belief in the peaceful disposition of the human race.”On this occasion of his 83rd birthday, we cannot but acknowledge his ineradicable footprints in military, politics, business and philanthropy.  “The General remains a national legend that has continued to bestride our land as the consistent colossus and an endearing symbol of our better angels for the public good across ethnic and religious divides.  “For someone who loves Nigeria and cherishes a new dawn for abundant prosperity, peace for the citizenry, there can be no greater wish than pray to the Almighty God to grant him long life to witness a new dawn of justice for all Nigeria’s ethnic nationalities. 
“In the Middle Belt, we cannot forget his support and guidance in assisting us forge our common identities and working towards improving the lives of our suffering majority.”The Middle Belt Forum wishes General Danjuma many more years in service to God and country.”

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Foundation Donates Sanitizers, Face Masks to Journalists in Abuja

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Newsmen at the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, on Thursday got free donations of facemasks, and hand sanitizers from A.A Zaura foundation to help contain the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic

The founder, A.A Zaura Foundation, Abdulsalam Abdulkarim Zaura, made the donation on Thursday when he paid a solidarity visit to the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) FCT Council.

He lauded the courage and sagacity of frontline workers like journalists who make concerted effort to save lives and individuals who play strategic roles in ensuring the pandemic does not spread faster than earlier predicted by experts.

He noted that his visit to the Union which is saddled with the primary duties of managing practitioners in the field of journalism, is to know how journalists are faring and the kind of support that the Foundation can offer.

In his words, “Gentlemen of the press, it is not by accident or fate that you have found yourself in this noble profession, you were born for it and today, we are in this room attending to official engagements.

“I am glad to be in your midst because every passing moment of my life is dedicated to research and findings on what can be done to impact on others positively.

“A.A Zaura Foundation is a charity organization dedicated to supporting the needs of those who are vulnerable but aspire to be relevant amidst fading opportunities.
“It’s not going to be possible to reach and meet everyone’s need but it is possible to inspire many through a medium that is accessible for such”, he said.

He indicated that the Foundation has been involved in women and youth empowerment in Kano, Abuja and many other parts of the country.
Zaura said it will be opening its portal to students in Kano in the next few weeks to access the Foundation’s scholarship scheme and enjoy the benefits of continuing with their dream careers.

He called on other wealthy Nigerians not to wait for election time before helping others, rather, they should think about those not privileged and support them, adding that the government cannot shoulder the responsibility alone.

On his part, the NUJ FCT Chairman, Emmanuel Ogbeche expressed gratitude to the Foundation for finding the Union worthy of the good gesture, noting that journalists are on the frontline and his visit is helping to create awareness of how deadly the COVID-19 is.

He urged more individuals to follow suit and donate assuring that the Union will work together with the Foundation to impact Nigeria positively.

Ogbeche added that the media, especially NUJ FCT Council is solidly behind the Foundation in whatever endeavor it decides to undertake.

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Garba Shehu challenges Police to tackle fake news menace with own Radio 99.1FM

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Garba Shehu challenges Police to tackle fake news menace with own Radio 99.1FM 

The senior special Assistant to President Muhammdu Buhari on media, Garba Shehu has thrown a challenge at the Nigerian police to use its community radio to change the narrative about the menace of fake and false news in the country.Shehu spoke at the commissioning of Nigeria police radio 99.1 FM on Wednesday in Abuja.

According to him,”This radio is coming at a time when fake news is a big issue in the country, big problem globally.

So if the police have a radio it means that you have a station that you can tune to and listen to only that which is right, correct and truth.

“It cannot be said that the police radio is airing fake news, it will not happen and this is the big challenge that is facing them. “When people listen to all of the other radios they will tune to the police radio in order to confirm what they have heard elsewhere, there will be no defamation, no libel, no fake news. So it is a big challenge for the operators.

He said they have capability and capability as the police cannot embark on such gigantic project without being prepared to go the hug.

According to him, “When the IG took up the mantle of leadership some of us believed that he had the best credentials. He possessed the best preparation for the job so we are not surprised with the commissioning of the Radio. 

“This radio would mark the legacy for the IG for which he would be remembered for many years to come. It is a land mark achievement.

The inspector General of Police in his address at the ocasion said when he assumed office as the 20th indigenous Inspector General of Police, he introduced some strategies to combat crimes and stabilize security across the country. 

“As part of the implementation processes, we appreciated the need to bolster partnership and good working relationship between the police and the people in our various communities. 

“One of these strategies is the construction and set-up of this community-based radio station the Nigeria Police 99.1FM Radio which is targeted at  bringing the police closer to the people. 

“The Nigeria Police 99.1FM Radio is a product of this laudable gestures and it is within the vision of our Community Policing initiative which emphasizes smooth information flow towards strengthening the bond between the citizens and the Police.”

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IGP innaugurstes NPF Radio – 99.1FM, ABUJA

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“””Says, its Radio will bring the Police closer to the people
 

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed A Adamu on Wednesday, commissioned the Nigeria Police Radio, 99.1FM, Abuja.
The Nigeria Police Radio, which is one of the legacy projects of the Force within the past 2 years will help bring the police closer to the people and bolster partnership and good working relationship between the police and the public.


 
The IGP, in his key note address, noted that the radio station will provide community-based radio broadcast services.
“It will serve as a veritable avenue for the Nigeria Police to engage, enlighten and inform the public on policing activities and other security-related matters.”
The IGP further noted that the radio station will air programs targeted at involving the citizens in the security of their localities especially on ways to spot and report crimes and other necessary steps to take in the event of a crime or security emergency.
 
The IGP thanked the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari for the unrelenting commitment of the Federal Government to the security and safety of Nigerians and the support for the Police in the enhancement of its operational capacity.
He observed that the Nigeria Police Radio 99.1FM, Abuja is a product of the laudable gesture of the Federal Government and within the vision of the Community Policing initiative of the Force which emphasizes smooth information flow towards strengthening the bond between the citizens and the Police.  
 
The Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed commended the Nigeria Police for the innovative and security-enabling initiative and assured the IGP that his Ministry will continue to partner with the Nigeria Police to make useful and security-related information readily available to Nigerians.
There was also a strong parliamentary presence at the commissioning as the Deputy Senate President, represented by Dr Otive Igbuzor and the Chairman Senate Committee on Media and Publicity, Senator Ajibola Basiru were in attendance. The lawmakers pledged the support of the National Assembly to the continuous reform of the Nigeria Police.
 
Also in attendance at the commissioning were members of the Force Management Team, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity – Mallam Garba Shehu, Director-General, National Broadcasting Commission – Dr Iganmu Onoja, Director-General, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), represented by the Director Programmes, Mrs Msurshima Kighiv, members of the diplomatic community, top brass of the military, law enforcement and the security community amongst other dignitaries.
 

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