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NYO challenges Nigerians on use of face masks at World Youth Day

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NYO challenges Nigerians on use of face masks at World Youth Day

As the World marks the World Youth Day across the globe today, the Nigeria Youth Organisation (NYO), North Central Zone, is challenging Nigerians to be mindful of the protocols against COVID-19 as the pandemic is still very much on the prowl.

In a Statement signed by the North Central Zonal Coordinator of the Organisation, Comrade Austin Akubo, he said the use of Face Masks in Public Places is still very crucial, “Save Your Life. Save Others”

He noted that the NYO is also in solidarity with the ongoing World Face Mask Week, scheduled from 7th to 14th August, 2020.

According to the Coordinator, the Organisation has mapped out strategic plans to join forces with Google, Facebook, WHO, Pandemic Action Network, CDC, US CDC, US CDC Foundation, Global Citizen, NCDC, and other national and International NGOs, to carry out intensive campaign to curb the exponential rise in the Corona Virus in Nigeria and the African continent.

The statement also added that the organisation is in support of the participation of Youths towards achieving the global goals to “ensure healthy living and promote well-being, for all, at all ages.
“This is to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all; end hunger and achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture”.

The NYO Zonal Leader, also commended the Swift and proactive effort of President Muhammadu Buhari’s led Federal Government of Nigeria, by deploying enough resources for stemming the tide of the Pandemic in the country.

He added that the Post COVID-19 economic initiatives of creating a National Youth Investment Fund (NYIF), and 774,000 Jobs are highly commendable.

He further emphasized that towards attaining the successful implementation of the strategic goals of the Organisation in the North Central Zone of Nigeria, a special meeting has been scheduled to hold in Makurdi the Benue State capital, from 18-19 August, 2020.

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Zamfara government debunks reports that abducted students have regained freedom

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Zamfara State Government has indicated that the over 300 Students kidnapped by Bandits are still in the den of their abductors.

Press Secretary to the Governor, Jamilu Magaji, debunked some online media reports that claimed the female students of Government Girls Science Secondary School, Jangebe have regained freedom.
He stated: “Governor Bello Matawalle and his aides have been been having sleepless nights since Friday when the girls were abducted by gunmen.

He said they have been working round the clock, making frantic efforts that will lead to the safe release of the victims.
He expressed dismay that that some persons, who do not know the details of the situation, will try to further hurt the victims’ parents, government and security by ridiculing the effort with falsehood.
“The state government will come immediately and happily inform the world as soon as the girls are released.”

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Marketers allay fears over fuel scarcity, ask Nigerians to stop panic buying

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Marketers allay fears over fuel scarcity, ask Nigerians to stop panic buying

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has allayed apprehension among Nigerians who may be planning to hoard the Premium Motor Spirit.

The Public Relations Officer, Suleiman Yakubu
on Sunday spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) as long fuel queues were noticed at filling stations in many states and Abuja.

It was observed that some filling stations are reluctant dispense the PMS they have in stock to motorists while some have run out of supply.

Yakubu said the price of crude oil has gone up and affected the price of products.

The spokesman assured that PMS would soon be available in excess as loading had already commenced at depots.

“The government and marketers are doing everything possible to ensure that the products are available in every filling station within a few days starting from today,” he said

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Nigeria must move away from the shackles of dependency in telecommunications technology-DG NOTAP

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Nigeria must move away from the shackles of dependency in telecommunications technology-DG NOTAP 

By Joseph Sunday


The Director GeneralNational Office For Technology Acquisition and Promotio  (NOTAP) Federal ministry of Science and technology Dr. DanAzumi M. Ibrahim has raised fundamental issues on the need for Nigeria to wakeup from slumber and move away from the shackles of dependency in telecommunications technology.
Speaking at a one day investigative hearing on the present status of 5G network organised by the joint Senate committee on communication, Science and Technology, ICT and Cybercrime and Primary Healthcare and Communicable Diseases he said the country cannot afford to be trailing behind the western world.He worry is that the technology that power the Nigerian economy are largely imported adding that as an agency that regulate the use of foreign technology in the country  they see the quantum of technology that comes into the country and the quantum amount of money that leaves this country in capital flight.”As a nation we have to come out with a deliberate effort to see how we will gradually remove the shackles of dependency on foreign technology consumption. “Technologies are products of research and development. We have universities, they are products of knowledge, all the technologies that should hold our economy are supposed to  emanate from our national education system, and research establishments.
“We have to as a nation strengthen our research development platforms so that we will not continue to rely of foreign technology. “We were at 3G and now 4G and we are migrating to 5G, I am telling before we get ready 6G will come. “So Nigeria as a nation we cannot continue to trail behind others, if we continue to follow them we would not develop this nation, this shackles of dependency will remain with us but as a patriotic Nigeria and whoever cares for his own country, we must have to believe that nobody will come from any part of the world to develop our nation. “The development of our nation depends on us.
He observed that following the Presentation made by the minister of communication and digital economy, the fears put forward have been allayed.He said if all the regulatory agencies believe strongly that there is no implication whatsoever for the nation, in terms of the health implications he said NOTAP will like to align.”The technology that power the Nigerian economy are largely imported, we regulate the use of foreign technology in the country and we see the quantum of technology that comes into this country and then quantum amount of money that leaves this country in capital flight”

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