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POHAN urges Nigerians to see security problem as everybody’s business

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POHAN urges Nigerians to see security problem as everybody’s business

The National President of the Public Office Holders Association of Nigeria (POHAN) Dr. Moses Bashorun Esiyin has urged Nigerians to take security issues as everybody’s problem.
Speaking at the, POHAN/PAU Leadership Summit 2021, held at the Nigeria Air  Force (NAF) Conference Centre Abuja he said
“There is no better time than now for    stakeholders and leaders to come together to share ideas and align their thoughts as the burden of our nation shoulders squarely on us all and we have got to do our beat  to  contribute to its  growth.”

He said South American University, Pan American College and the Institute of Science Management and Technology (JPTS) are partnering on leadership with POHAN to inculcate leadership in the students.
“POHAN stands for efficient and effective public service in Nigeria and the only way we can inculcate leadership order in Nigeria to ensure that the younger ones in school learn from leaders speaking so that they can put to use what they came here to learn.
“To prove that what we are doing is not a facade, the students you are seeing are online from these universities. So that those who are conferred with honorary Doctorate degrees in leadership and governance can know that this is not just a thought but a reality
“That is why you see about 500 students graduating today and about 400 matriculating.”
On the current failing state of Nigeria he said “I will not agree that there is failure in leadership, it depends on the aspect you are looking at because leadership is relative.
He said there are so many aspects that make up what is defined as leadership which doesn’t mean the head is the problem.
“We need to talk to ourselves as Nigerians to ensure that security is everybody’s business not just office holders, though they are to chat a way forward I am sure they have done that.
“Everybody must begin to be security conscious the way the world is going, if you are not, then you are not helping the Government and police to be able to overcome.”
“If you do your own part and the Government does its own part, gradually effectively we will overcome insecurity.
“The advice is for the youths to come on board and be part of the Government, to ensure that you are information carriers that security agencies can use these valuable pieces of information to tackle insecurity”
“The  umbrella  body  for  Public Office Holders  Association of Nigeria  (former and serving) POHAN which I am honoured to stand before you today as the National President of the Body is an Association birthed out of the passion and  concern to promote effectiveness and efficiency in public service.”
Explaining further he said it is also to uphold the global standard and conduct of public service  rule, to defend the rights of Public Office Holders and foster good leadership and good governance. 
“In the same spirit, as  part of our unrelenting  initiatives to improve the leadership quality of  Public Office Holders  in  the country, it became  eminent and pertinent  to call on leaders,  experts and technocrats  with vast experiences and high intellectual  capacities to brainstorm, interact and chart a way forward for our dear nation.

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Migration: National Refugee Commission Partners Embassy of Netherland

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Migration: National Refugee Commission Partners Embassy of Netherland 


The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) is collaborating with the Embassy of Netherlands to resolve migration issues in Nigeria.
The Honourable Federal Commissioner of the Commission, Senator Basheer Garba Mohammed (Lado), while receiving, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Netherland, His Excellency, Harry Van Dijk, said, the Commission has increased advocacy for sensitization of migrants against illegal migration.
“As the agency leading in all aspects of the Federal Governments  migration coordination our goal has been to steadfastly advocate for safe and orderly migration that will ensure more lives saved and not lost”, Lado stated.
“This year we have streamlined resources to primarily focus on the protection of Persons of Concern – this includes migrants – and we have ramped up sensitization of Nigerians that will promote regular migration within the country”.
“To this end and by the middle of this year we intend to launch the Resettlement City Rehabilitation & Reintegration Project in 4 states across the country ( Borno, Kano, Katsina and Edo States)”, he stressed.
“Intentionally, the Edo State facility was selected for use as a transitional migrant Centre for rehabilitation and reintegration of migrants who have returned from abroad and need support before going back to their former homes”.
“We are very excited about this plan and the opportunity to provide the necessary protection and sensitization for this group of citizens.  Never before has there been a Centre of such support in Nigeria”, Lado added.  
“We have listened to the numerous calls from migrants and believe that this is one way for the Commission to promote safe return and reintegration of migrants that is free of stigma, especially for those who have returned from gruesome experiences”. 
“I am pleased to hear of plans for the upcoming Nigeria-Netherlands Strategic Dialogue on Migration and Consular Affairs and I look forward to progressive partnerships designed in line with our streamlined focus as a nation, the Commissioner concluded.
“For the last year the COVID-19 pandemic has restricted our movement and inevitably this has delayed us from meeting each other in person. Nonetheless, I am delighted that today we have the opportunity to meet and resume discussions that will benefit our migratory landscape in Nigeria as well as our relations with the Kingdom of the Netherlands”, the Commissioner concluded.
Responding, the Ambassador, Harry Van Dijk stated that the COVID-19 pandemic has restricted their movement and inevitably that has delayed the meeting but he is delighted that they have resumed discussions that will benefit the migratory landscape in Nigeria as well as relations with the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
“We are happy to be here and we will do everything to support the Commission in every way possible as we hope to boost bilateral dialogue on migration and investment and trade, the ambassador added. 
Also at the meeting are the Commission’s director, Refugee and Migration, Tai Hassan Ejibunu; deputy director, IDPs of the Commission, Fatima Mamman Daura; deputy director, planning, Stephen Medaiyedu and the Commissioner’s Technical Assistant, Tahirah Ikharo.

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Chad’s President dies from injuries sustained from battle field

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Chad’s President dies from injuries sustained from battle field

The Chadian President Idriss Deby has died on the battlefield after three decades in power, the army announced on state television on Tuesday.
The shocking news came only a day after the 68-year-old was proclaimed the winner of a presidential election that had given him a sixth term in office.
The army said the President had been commanding his army at the weekend as it battled against rebels who had launched a major incursion into the north of the country on election day.
Deby “has just breathed his last breath defending the sovereign nation on the battlefield,” army spokesman General Azem Bermandoa Agouna said in a statement read out on state television.
Deby, 68, had ruled Chad with an iron fist for three decades but was a key ally in the West’s anti-jihadist campaign in the troubled Sahel region.
The army said a military council led by the late president’s 37-year-old son Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, a four-star general, would replace him.
On Monday, the army had claimed a “great victory” in its battle against the rebels from neighbouring Libya, saying it had killed 300 fighters, with the loss of five soldiers in its own ranks during eight days of combat.

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Pantami: Coalition of Civil Society Groups suspend mass rally

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Pantami: Coalition of Civil Society Groups suspend mass rally

The Coalition of Civil Society Groups have announced suspension of a mass rally to demand for the sack of embattled Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami.
A statement by Ibrahim Ahmadu and Osakwe Chigozie Michael, National Convener and Co-Convener, respectively said the rally expected to hold on Tuesday (today) was shelved due to security reasons and the fear that it could be hijacked by hoodlums.
The statement further disclosed that a new date will be announced for the shelved mass rally.
” The proposed rally against Minister of Communications, Dr Isa Pantami is hereby postponed till further notice after due consultations and consideration with adequate advice in line with security tips.
“While we regret the unfortunate call off, we avail ourselves this opportunity to inform our members to exercise patience and keep the spirit alive upon a viable and visible date for it.
” We regret all inconveniences.”

Checks revealed that the Minister of Communications has been accused of alleged link with the extremist group, Al-Queda and having sympathy for Taliban.

Audio recordings of Mr Pantami’s past teachings where he declared support for Al-Qaeda and Taliban resurfaced last week, with many Nigerians calling for his removal.

Mr Pantami, an Islamic cleric, denied any links with the groups. He, however, admitted making the controversial statements supporting the groups but said that his views on such extremist groups have changed.

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