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SALEM Varsity shuns out 15 First Class at 4th/5thconvocation

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‎SALEM Varsity shuns out 15 First Class at 4th/5thconvocation

SALEM University, Lokoja, one of the foremost privately owned institution in Kogi State shunned out 15 first class graduates at its fourth /fifth convocation.
The University which turned out a total of 383 graduates charged them to be good ambassadors of the institution.

The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Joseph Fawupe, who referred to the graduants as change agents, prayed that the feat would be an impetus for greater attainment in the nearest future.
“It is my pleasure to announce that Salem university is releasing 383 Global Leaders of Change Agents; 15 graduated with First class, 136 second class upper, 189 second class lower and 43 third class honours.
He noted that in spite of the economic challenges, the university had raised the bar with tremendous achievements in academics, capacity building, community engagement and infrastructural development.
The Chancellor and Founder of the University, Dr Sam Amaga, urged the graduates to strive for distinction in any field of their endeavors for global impacts.
He advised them never to yield to disappointment or failure but rather stir up for change, result oriented goals, and doggedness to realize their dreams.
“The university’s vision mandate is transformational academic revolution which is aimed at producing young vibrant generations of outstanding leadership for global impacts.
“Leaders who make differences, and effective influences in their world are those who have integrity and credibility matched with self discipline.
“As potential global leaders you must be credible, diligent, disciplined in order to create enviable results in your various endeavours, ‘’ Amaga said.

The chancellor, however, urged political leaders to match integrity with credibility in all they do and in managing Nigeria’s national resources.

Similarly, Pro – Chancellor of the university, Dr Chris Chimezie, said the university was established to be a centre of excellence that would produce graduates who were worthy in learning and character.

He noted that none of the graduands spent additional day than it was specified for their various course of study, stressing that they had kept the promise of uninterrupted academic programme.

He advised the graduates not to be in a rush to acquire wealth but to be disciplined by showing high level of probity, integrity, decency and hard work as embedded in core values. 

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Bauchi Gov says hoodlums met empty COVID-19 palliatives store in Bauchi 

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Bauchi Gov says hoodlums met empty COVID-19 palliatives store in Bauchi

Hoodlums who attempted to break into COVID-19 Palliatives store in Bauchi to loot food items just like their counterparts in other States were surprised to meet empty stores as the items had been exhausted, Governor Bala Muhammed has disclosed.
Irate youths and other citizens have been breaking into COVID-19 warehouses used as storage for COVID-19 palliatives across States of the country carting them away for use.
The Governor explained that in his State hoodlums that attempted to steal such food items were disappointed as they found empty warehouses. Governor Mohammed, who confirmed the attempt by the hoodlums on his verified Twitter handle said; “Today, hoodlums attempted a raid on the #COVID19 palliative warehouse in Bauchi State. My Chief of Staff was informed and he ordered the warehouse to be opened.
“They saw it was empty, and they turned back. And that’s because we shared everything to beneficiaries as at when due”.
The governor further stated; “For accountability, when we started distribution months ago, I ensured a high powered committee was set up which included myself, my deputy, the State @OfficialPDPNig Chairman and Chairmen of all political parties in the state, including traditional rulers, and others”.
“The core of my mandate remains the crucial drive to give Bauchi State citizens a better prospect and more excellent opportunity for a prosperous life. We are doing this, and we will continue to do more. #GreaterBauchi,” Governor Mohammed said.

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Rumour mill fails to grind as CAN debunks fire outbreak at its Ecumenical Center

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Rumour mill fails to grind as CAN debunks fire outbreak at its Ecumenical Center

The rumour that Chritajn Association of Nigeria, (CAN) National Secretariat and National Ecumenical Centre had been set on fire by hoodlums who have hijacked the #EndSARS protests against police brutality could not help yesterday as it was immediately debunked by CAN.

The Christian Association of Nigeria described as fake reports that it’s the Ecumenical center was on fire.
The General Secretary of CAN, Joseph Daramola, responded swiftly to clear every doubt.
He said, “Nothing happened. It’s not true, I’m just coming out of the office. The time now is 08:27pm. I’m just in my car driving back to my house. They said it came from AIT.”

The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council, Cornelius Omonokhua, also clarified that the report was “a false alarm.”

“It’s not true, it’s a false alarm. As I speak, the General Secretary of CAN is in the office; there’s nothing like that. It’s a false alarm, there’s nothing like that,” he stated.
The rumour mills have been grinding in FCT giving false indication that all is still not well after the #ENDSARS protests.

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Association reiterates commitment to providing affordable houses for the poor

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Association reiterates commitment to providing affordable houses for the poor

An association that has history of support for the poor in Urban areas has reiterated its commitment to providing affordable housing for people that subscribe.

Secretary of the association Mr. Yusuf Edego said they are working hard to build confidence in their clients after the mismanagement of N200m that affected them gravely recently

He stated this yesterday in Abuja during a press briefing to intimate the public on the association’s effort in giving the group a new image.

He said the association in Support of Urban Poor is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission with the aim to providing affordable houses for subscribed members of the Association and the general public.
According to him the former management headed by Mr. James Ugah allegedly defrauded the Association of millions of Naira adding that the matter is pending in court
He explained that those involved were arrested, charged to court and
remanded in Kuje prison for several months for fraud and mismanagement of the association’s funds and the case is ongoing at FCT High Court 11 Jabi.
As part of the repositioning process for the associatio he said it now has a Nine member Registered Board of Trustees (BOT) who were elected at a general meeting chaired by His Royal Highness Emmanuel Kyauta Yepwi.
He said the Board of Trustees (BOT) is the highest administrative body that makes decision to be implemented by the Executive arm headed by the Secretary Barrister Yusuf Zakari Ukpo-Edego who oversees the day to day of administration of the Association.

On how he thinks people will have confidence in the association after the dent on its integrity he said it is the reason for the press conference. “Before we came we have one or two projects on ground that are verifiable that has been executed by the new executive.
“We have acquired twelve hectares at Kurudu that you can verify which you can buy and build your own house.
“Also the public can go to FCDA at the SDD department and meet the director that FEDUP claim they are in partnership with them to build about 167 housing units at Kuje.
“They are verifiable. Then the issue of 30 hectares we just acquired is still in process.
“We have the Family homes Fund which is an agency established by the Federal Government for provision of Social Houses for Nigerians so we are partnering with them by the grace of God they have agreed to sponsor the 30 hectares for the general Public”

PRESS RELEASE BY FEDUP ASSOCIATION FOR THE SUPPORT OF URBAN POOR (FEDUP) ON THE STATE OF AFFAIRS AND THE WAY FORWARD

INTRODUCTION Fedup is the Association for the Support of Urban Poor (FEDUP) is Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that is registered wlth the Corporate Affairs
Commission (CAC) with the sole objective to provide social affordable houses for subscribed members of the Association and the general public 

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