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Bishop Oyedepo ordered NYSC call-up of 200 varsity students withheld’

Parents and guardians of some students who recently graduated from the Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State have accused the management of the institution of withholding the National Youth Service Corps Scheme call up letters of their children over their absence in a prayer session held to bid them farewell from the institution. According to one of the parents, who sent a text message to Sunday Vanguard, about 200 students were affected. The parent alleged that the students were absent when the Chancellor of the university, Dr David Oyedepo, came to pray for them. The text message read, “Sir, this issue may not be your business, but, I feel as an affairs analyst, you can add your voice to 200 families who are in pains. Our wards graduated from Landmark University, Omu-Aran, owned by Bishop Oyedepo. “About 200 graduands were absent when Bishop David Oyedepo came to pray over them and he then instructed that their NYSC call-up letters be withheld. Delegates and letters of appeal have been sent with no response until yesterday, when I heard that call-up letters will be released in August 2022

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Electoral Act: Why senators shut down Buhari’s amendment — Abaribe.

SENATE Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Harcourt Abaribe, PDP Abia, has given reasons the Senate rejected President Muhammadu Buhari’s bill to amend Section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act 2022 that was recently passed into law.According to him, amending the section would be going against the civil service norms and would be injurious to the well-being of the society. While signing the 2022 Electoral Amendment Bill on February 25, President Buhari complained that the provision constituted fundamental defect, saying it was in conflict with extant constitutional provisions.He said Section 84 (12) constitutes a disenfranchisement of serving political office holders from voting or being voted for at conventions o The section reads: “No political appointee at any level shall be voting delegate or be voted for at the convention or congress of any political party for the purpose of the nomination of candidates for any election.”He stated that the provision introduced qualification and disqualification criteria that ultra vires the Constitution by way of importing blanket restriction and disqualification. Shortly after signing the Bill into law, President Buhari send an amendment to the National Assembly, which the Senate refused to pass into law, last week.Speaking on the issue, weekend, Abaribe, who is angling to succeed Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State in 2023, said the Electoral Act is a piece of good legislation that is meant to cure the ills of previous electoral acts and makes rigging of elections almost impossible. Aside providing for direct transmission of results from polling booths, it empowers the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to reject results its officers announced under duress.On the controversies trailing Section 84 (12), Abaribe said the section codifies what already is supposed to be the norm in our civil service and society. Before, the norm is if you want to run for office, you resign. Now, people stay in office and use state resources to run for office and the office suffers. No law is made to be retrogressive. It did not say you should resign three months to the elections. It says if you want to be a delegate, you will have to resign. The stipulation as to time is what is in the Civil Service Rule, that is 30 days before primaries or congresses you ought to resign.“The parties have not set their dates for primaries. When they do the 30 days will now set in. The President it conflicts with the Constitution. We don’t know what he meant. What we know is that if you are in office and running without resigning, your office will suffer. When we got his letter, we said he must have been misadvised by some people.”On Abia, he said currently he is the most experienced and capable person to take the state to greater heights after Ikpeazu’s tenure.

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Residents Lament Poor Sanitation In Taraba

THEWILL correspondent recently toured parts of the state capital and discovered that with refuse dumps littering most of the major roads and streets, the sanitary condition of Jalingo begs the urgent attention of the Taraba State Government.Jalingo residents who spoke with THEWILL lamented the poor sanitation in the state capital. One of them, Mrs Sarah Mudwa, said, “No capital city should look this untidy, but here we are. I know it is not the job of the government alone, but we cannot do it on our own. When we tidy our environment, we expect that government agencies involved should make provision for the disposal refuse in other places different from residential areas. Also if the government sets aside a day for a general and compulsory sanitation exercise, as it is done in many other states, it will give people time to come out and clean their environment.”Another resident, Mr Duamanang Peter, said it was the duty of the state government to draw up a plan for waste disposal in the state capital.He said, “I agree that it is not the duty of the government alone to clean up the environment, but when we do our bit, where do we dispose the waste? This is where the government comes in. Government should make available sanitation trucks or set up agencies that will help us to evacuate and properly dispose refuse.”A resident, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, noted: “A couple of years ago, some people were hired by the government to clean up Jalingo. Trash bins were deposited in strategic places and sanitation trucks moving around to evacuate refuse from residential houses and offices. This culture kept the city clean for a while before they stopped working. Nowadays nothing is being done about the sanitary condition of the city and refuse end up in places where they shouldn’t be.“Look at that area behind the roadblock park and that Mile 6 area that leads to the bypass, for example. These places shouldn’t look the way they are looking right now. Something needs to be done urgentl, if you ask me.”When contacted, the Ministry of Urban Development declined comment on the matter.Meanwhile, in a telephone interview with THEWILL, the Senior Special Adviser to the Taraba state Governor, Mr Bala Dan Abu, said the state government was working towards maintaining proper sanitation in Jalingo.“I do not agree with your observation that sanitation has stopped in Jalingo. We have the impression that Jalingo is one of the cleanest cities in the country. There are places for depositing rubbish, but if you move through the city, the major areas are clean.“I am not aware of some of these things you have said, but if that is the case, the people themselves have to be part of the process of cleaning the city. If people don’t participate, they are not helping the government,” Dan Abu said.He however enjoined the citizens to complement the government’s efforts by also playing their part through tidying up their immediate environment.

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Anglican Priest Sacked For Allegedly Lavishing Church Funds On Women

He also said he had resigned as a priest in the diocese and would henceforth concentrate on running his private ministry, God in Action Adoration Ministry, Ogidi.But the Bishop on the Niger, Rt Rev Nwokolo, who briefed journalists in Awka on Thursday, through the Deputy-Chancellor Diocese on the Niger, Barr Ben Uzuegbu (SAN), said the priest never resigned, but has been sacked.Uzuegbu said, “There have been series of complaints against the priest for a very long time, and all attempts by the Bishop to bring him to answer to allegations against him have been ignored.“This is a priest who went out of the church’s way to register a separate religious group, without the knowledge of the church.“The bishop is the father of all priests in the diocese, and despite all the complaints against this priest, attempts to bring him before the bishop has been rebuffed.“We should not have come to the media with this, but since he has already brought the matter before the media, we feel we should call you all to tell you the true story.“Sylvester LumenKristi Eboh has been using his religious group to make a lot of money from unsuspecting members of the church, which he in turn lavishes on women and a lifestyle of pleasure.“There is still a complaint against him by a lawyer in Awka here that he made love severally to a certain member of the church and put her in the family way.“His wife (priest’s) is presently not living with him because of that lifestyle. The wife complained severally to the church that her husband brought in a strange woman as his secretary, who he later started sleeping with. He is known to have severally beat up the wife in front of this strange woman. When she couldn’t bear it any longer, she had to leave him.”Uzuegbu added Islamic Police, Hisbah Seizes Vehicle With 200 Cartons Of Beer In KebbiOperatives of Kebbi state hisbah board on Saturday has seized at least two hundred cartons of alcohol in Birnin Kebbi.The Hisbah operatives who acted on a tip-off swooped on a particular location around old market area where a car which was loaded with the banned product and was about to be offloaded for sale to the general public was impounded.This, according to the Commandant of the Hisbah Board, Alhaji Suleiman Mohammed run contrary to the laws of Kebbi state which banned the sale and consumption of alcohol in all parts of the state, with the exception of barracks and similar outposts.The state Commandant said that the board will continue to enforce the law until people learn to respect the laws of the state.He noted that the matter will be investigated further and that the case will be handled in accordance with the law.Despite condemnation from Nigerians, the Hisbah group has continued its push for the Islamic agenda in the North.The group is notorious for destroying truckloads of alcoholic drinks.The agency, established to enforce Sharia law in some states in the region, recently placed a ban on the use of mannequins.It also banned stylish haircuts, sagging of trousers and playing of music at social events by disk jockeys.Anglican Priest Sacked For Allegedly Lavishing Church Funds On WomenThe Anglican Church of Nigerian has sacked a priest on the Niger, Rev. Canon Sylvester LumenKristi Eboh over acts of insubordination.Eboh had earlier this week cried out over his life, saying that some forces in the church were after his life, and had also taken away his wife from him.He also said he had resigned as a priest in the diocese, and would henceforth concentrate on running his private ministry, God in Action Adoration Ministry, Ogidi.But the Bishop on the Niger, Rt Rev Nwokolo, who briefed journalists in Awka on Thursday, through the Deputy-Chancellor Diocese on the Niger, Barr Ben Uzuegbu (SAN), said the priest never resigned, but has been sacked.Uzuegbu said, “There have been series of complaints against the priest for a very long time, and all attempts by the Bishop to bring him to answer to allegations against him have been ignored.“This is a priest who went out of the church’s way to register a separate religious group, without the knowledge of the church.“The Bishop is the father of all priests in the diocese, and despite all the complaints against this priest, attempts to bring him before the Bishop has been rebuffed.“We should not have come to the media with this, but since he has already brought the matter before the media, we feel we should call you all to tell you the true story.“Sylvester LumenKristi Eboh has been using his religious group to make a lot of money from unsuspecting members of the church, which he in turn lavishes on women and a lifestyle of pleasure.“There is still a complaint against him by a lawyer in Awka here that he made love severally to a certain member of the church and put her in the family way.“His wife (priest’s) is presently not living with him because of that lifestyle. The wife complained severally to the church that her husband brought in a strange woman as his secretary, who he later started sleeping with. He is known to have severally beat up the wife in front of this strange woman. When she couldn’t bear it any longer, she had to leave him.”Uzuegbu added that Eboh’s license has been withdrawn and he seizes to be a priest of the church, while also warning members of the church to beware of him, accusing him of being deep into voodoism.

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Benue monarch petition Gov Ortom over murder of 14 subjects, mass invasion by armed herders

The Ter Tyoshin and Chairman Tyoshin Traditional Council, Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue state, Chief Daniel Abomste has petitioned Governor Samuel Ortom over the invasion of his domain by armed Fulani herdsmen and other aggressors leading to the gruesome murder of 14 of his subjects.The petitioned was also copied the Benue State Police Commissioner, Director DSS, the House Representatives member for Gwer/Gwer West, State Assembly member for Gwer West, Security Adviser to the Governor, Chief of Staff to the Governor, the Tor Gwer, Chairman of Gwer West LGA and Permanent Secretary Bureau for Internal Affairs.Three people were again murdered in cold blood including the youth community leader Kufulo Chegudu on March 2, and the dastardly act repeated itself on March 6, when a visitor from neighbouring Sengev District was brutally killed“This situation has displaced the entire district and the adjoining ones being Mbabuande and Gaambe Ushin for fear of further attacks.”According to him, the “pieces of information gathered further revealed that, the locals blamed their plight on a conspiracy theory of unwholesome alliance of killer herdsmen with the military personnel of Operation Whirl Stroke stationed in a nearby neighbour of Odugbo in Apa LGA working in concert with some disgruntled youth elements.”The monarch also disclosed that six persons had so far been killed at Tse-Tiger in Tijime District after the attack on the community on February 15, 2022 from neighbouring Opa Adoka in Otukpo LGA which claimed the lives of one Terkuka Abeghe.“We also call for aerial and land survey and bombardment of killer herdsmen whose operational characteristics are banditry in nature, to save Gwer West people from persistent attacks and killings across eight districts in the LGA.”

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see 2 young man who were flogged to death for Allegedy taking mkpuru mmiri in Anambra state

So far, two young guys have been flogged to death for allegedly consuming a harsh drug known as ‘ Mkpuru mmiri’ . According to reports, the two young men were flogged to death in separate states in Nigeria’ s southeast area, Imo and Anambra.Flogging is the penalty meted out to anyone caught taking a harsh drug; many people feel that flogging will deter them from ever taking those hard drugs again. Unfortunately, two young men have died as a result of being flogged for taking the harsh narcotics.According to accounts, the community that publicly flogged those individuals stated that they were caught taking the heavy narcotics before to being publicly flogged. Someone stated that the amount of cane used to flog a single individual was excessive, claiming that they used more than 50 strokes on a single person.They flog them as if they were not human, which is why those men died during the flogging. According to the mother of one of the 27- year- old men who died while being flogged, she feels her son is innocent. She stated that her son never does hard drugs and that her innocent son was murdered without ever being exposed to a hard substance. Darlington was flogged to death in Imo state.Anayo Nwora, the second man, was similarly flogged to death in Anambra state for allegedly consuming ‘ Mkpuru mmiri’ . According to an elderly member of the community, the people claimed he was acting suspiciously like someone who has taken ‘ Mkpuru mmiri, ‘ and he has no idea how someone who has taken ‘ Mkpuru mmiri’ behaves.The two young men were not expected to be flogged to death, but the agony claimed their lives, and their parents mourned terribly upon their deaths. One of the lads’ mothers stated that justice must be rendered for her deceased son. State police have cautioned citizens not to take the law into their own hands, but to report any drug usage or illegal activities to the authorities. Jungle justice is appalling.

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POLITICSI did not run after power, power chased me — Obasanjo.

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that “he did not run after power, but power ran after him.”Obasanjo spoke in Abeokuta, while responding to some issues raised during a symposium, organised by the national leadership of the Keggites Club of Nigeria through the Unity in Diversity Forum.The lecture, which was held at the auditorium of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Complex, was part of activities to celebrate the 85th Birthday of the former president, who is the Eternal Grand Patron of the Kegite Club. At the symposium, Dr. Yemi Faroumbi, Dr. Festus Adedayo and Prof. Kolawole Kazeem spoke on the theme: “Depreciating Cultural Values and Virtue in the Era of Social Media: Causes, Challenges and Solutions”. The statement of the former president, was in response to a former Nigerian Ambassador to the Philippines, Dr Yemi Farounbi, who eulogised Obasanjo as someone, who at no time ran after power.Farounbi in the lecture, said that Obasanjo rejected the call for him to become the Head of State in 1976, after the coup that claimed the lives of the General Murtala Muhammed and some other military officers.He said, ” he (Obasanjo) became the Military Head of State, very much against his wish. I have the narrations of the events of the February 13, 1976 by highly respected General T.Y Danjuma and others to buttress this”.“I also know that he did everything possible to reject becoming the candidate of PDP and ultimately the president in 1999 elections”. “I can say authoritatively because because I was involved. He had no interest in pursuing power, but power was interested in pursuing him because of the much needed cultural values inherent in him”.“He was like David in the Bible, who did not want to be a king, but he had the values of a king. He has demonstrated bravery by killing a bear and lion with bear hands”. When1999 came and the PDP wanted a candidate that will become a President that will make it difficult for the military to come back, General Obasanjo fitted the bill because of his character traits of bravery, courage and ability to manage men and resources. Not only that PDP was looking for someone who will lead Nigeria as a Nigerian and truly belong to all. Again General Obasanjo fitted the bill. He did not become President because of a lifelong ambition, but because he demonstrated rich cultural core values in assignments that he was given.”Responding to the lecture, Obasanjo, who was elated by the submissions of the lecturers confirmed the position of Farounbi.He said, “at one time you (referring to Farounbi), mentioned I was reluctant to be in political power as you said. I was trained as a soldier. One of my trainings is that soldiering and politics don’t go together and I stuck to that”.” But as you rightly said, while I stuck to separation between soldiering and politics, power started chasing me and I ran, and I ran and I ran and until I could not run out of the reach of power”. “I believed that without been immodest, the fact that I was not looking for power, power was looking for me make a drought of business.”Speaking on the topic of the lecture, Obasanjo said that his allegiance is for Africa and Nigeria, as he would not be part of anything outside them.

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I was invited from Lagos to burgle cement shop in Osun – Suspect.

A suspected member of a robbery gang, Uchenna Alom, 42, has disclosed that he was invited to Osun from his Lagos base to be part of a gang that intended to burgle a cement shop in Ilesa.The suspect while speaking with journalists when Osun Amotekun Corps paraded the seven man gang at Osogbo Command office, Asubiaro, said he usually comes to the state to trade in cooking oil before he was invited by one Adekunle Joseph for the job.Other members of the gang include, Monday Nweke, 32, Sikiru Kareem, 26, Oyekanmi Maruf, 32, Adebayo Tobi, 20, Ifeanyi Njoku, 32, and Olarewaju Emmanuel, 23,He added that he was arrested upon reaching his hotel in Modakeke, Osun State by Amotekun operatives after which Adekunle was invited from Lagos to burgle cement shop in Osun – Suspect…He asked me to join him – Osun based suspectMarch 13, 2022robbery gangSuspectsBy Shina Abubakar, OsogboA suspected member of a robbery gang, Uchenna Alom, 42, has disclosed that he was invited to Osun from his Lagos base to be part of a gang that intended to burgle a cement shop in Ilesa.The suspect while speaking with journalists when Osun Amotekun Corps paraded the seven man gang at Osogbo Command office, Asubiaro, said he usually comes to the state to trade in cooking oil before he was invited by one Adekunle Joseph for the job.ADVERTISINGOther members of the gang include, Monday Nweke, 32, Sikiru Kareem, 26, Oyekanmi Maruf, 32, Adebayo Tobi, 20, Ifeanyi Njoku, 32, and Olarewaju Emmanuel, 23,He added that he was arrested upon reaching his hotel in Modakeke, Osun State by Amotekun operatives after which Adekunle was lured to the hotel by the operatives through his (suspect) phone. Abba Kyari: Why we don’t parade suspects — NDLEA“I am a trader, dealing in cooking oil. Adekunle used to collect money from me and we became friends. He called me one day and told me to come join him to burgle a cement shop in Ilesa and I agreed to come. But on getting to the hotel last week Tuesday, I was arrested by Amotekun operatives”, he said.However, Adekunle while admitting knowing Uchenna, said he did not asked him to be part of the job, rather, Uchenna invited him to join the gang to perpetrate the robbery.

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Small scale miners’ll access loan facilities up to N100m — Adegbite

ABUJA – THE Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc Olamilekan Adegbite, weekend, assured artisanal and small scale miners of accessing loan facilities up to N100 million to boost their productivity.Adegbite made this known during his inspection of the ongoing construction of Gemstones Market in Ojoo, Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, where he urged miners to form cooperative groups that would qualify and enable them access the loans government will facilitate for them.According to him, the miners’ cooperatives will access loan from between N2 million and N100 million, which they will repay in 15 years at five per cent interest rate per annum.He also explained that a loan of N2 million and below would only require a guarantor while a miner seeking to access a loan above the sum of N2 million would need to provide required collateral.He said: “I realized that a lot of people could not access the money because of collateral and I advised that it be reduced so that those who need small loan of not more than N2 million can access without a collateral but a guarantor of level 14 and above in the civil service.”While at the site of the ongoing construction of the Gemstones Market, he explained what the market is being constructed for, which he said gemstones would be sorted, identified and graded including cutting, polished, and ready to be made into jewelry.He also added that capacity building of persons in the gemstones and jewelry industry is ongoing in Abuja, and most of them would move into the market in Ibadan including the Gold Souk in Kano since they would be engaged in jewelries and gemstones production for local and international markets.According to the Minister, Federal Government’s mineral cluster projects in the six geopolitical zones indicate efforts to woo investors into the country’s solid minerals sector, and also the facilities would provide a conducive atmosphere as far as ease of doing business is concernedVanguard NewsMenuHOMELATEST NEWSMETROSPORTSENTERTAINMENTVIDEOSRELATIONSHIPSPOLITICSFORUMPOSTED INNEWSSmall scale miners’ll access loan facilities up to N100m — Adegbite…urges miners to form cooperatives …inspects construction of Gemstones Market in OyoMarch 13, 2022AdegbiteBy Gabriel EwepuABUJA – THE Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc Olamilekan Adegbite, weekend, assured artisanal and small scale miners of accessing loan facilities up to N100 million to boost their productivity.Adegbite made this known during his inspection of the ongoing construction of Gemstones Market in Ojoo, Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, where he urged miners to form cooperative groups that would qualify and enable them access the loans government will facilitate for them.ADVERTISINGAccording to him, the miners’ cooperatives will access loan from between N2 million and N100 million, which they will repay in 15 years at five per cent interest rate per annum.He also explained that a loan of N2 million and below would only require a guarantor while a miner seeking to access a loan above the sum of N2 million would need to provide required collateral. He said: “I realized that a lot of people could not access the money because of collateral and I advised that it be reduced so that those who need small loan of not more than N2 million can access without a collateral but a guarantor of level 14 and above in the civil service.”While at the site of the ongoing construction of the Gemstones Market, he explained what the market is being constructed for, which he said gemstones would be sorted, identified and graded including cutting, polished, and ready to be made into jewelry. FG’s inaction encouraging illegal mining in Nigeria – reportHe also added that capacity building of persons in the gemstones and jewelry industry is ongoing in Abuja, and most of them would move into the market in Ibadan including the Gold Souk in Kano since they would be engaged in jewelries and gemstones production for local and international markets.According to the Minister, Federal Government’s mineral cluster projects in the six geopolitical zones indicate efforts to woo investors into the country’s solid minerals sector, and also the facilities would provide a conducive atmosphere as far as ease of doing business is concerned. He said investors would invest also in processing of minerals, but made it clear that government would not be involved in the running of the facilities.“By the time these projects are completed, we are looking at the system of Public Private Partnership, PPP, where we have facility and plant management systems in place who will run this projects and of course there will be recourse to government as appropriate but we don’t want to get government involved in the running of the six clusters”, he added.Adegbite said sustainability remains key in running of the projects, “It is going to be a win-win business, whoever runs any of the projects will make money from it, will make money for government and also enhance the value of what is produced in that particular neighborhood.”Vanguard NewsMenuHOMELATEST NEWSMETROSPORTSENTERTAINMENTVIDEOSRELATIONSHIPSPOLITICSFORUMPOSTED INNEWSSmall scale miners’ll access loan facilities up to N100m — Adegbite…urges miners to form cooperatives …inspects construction of Gemstones Market in OyoMarch 13, 2022AdegbiteBy Gabriel EwepuABUJA – THE Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc Olamilekan Adegbite, weekend, assured artisanal and small scale miners of accessing loan facilities up to N100 million to boost their productivity.Adegbite made this known during his inspection of the ongoing construction of Gemstones Market in Ojoo, Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, where he urged miners to form cooperative groups that would qualify and enable them access the loans government will facilitate for them.ADVERTISINGAccording to him, the miners’ cooperatives will access loan from between N2 million and N100 million, which they will repay in 15 years at five per cent interest rate per annum.He also explained that a loan of N2 million and below would only require a guarantor while a miner seeking to access a loan above the sum of N2 million would need to provide required collateral. He said: “I realized that a lot of people could not access the money because of collateral and I advised that it be reduced so that those who need small loan of not more than N2 million can access without a collateral but a guarantor of level 14 and above in the civil service.”While at the site of the ongoing construction of the Gemstones Market, he explained what the market is being constructed for, which he said gemstones would be sorted, identified and graded including cutting, polished, and ready to be made into jewelry. FG’s inaction encouraging illegal mining in Nigeria – reportHe also added that capacity building of persons in the gemstones and jewelry industry is ongoing in Abuja, and most of them would move into the market in Ibadan including the Gold Souk in Kano since they would be engaged in jewelries and gemstones production for local and international markets.According to the Minister, Federal Government’s mineral cluster projects in the six geopolitical zones indicate efforts to woo investors into the country’s solid minerals sector, and also the facilities would provide a conducive atmosphere as far as ease of doing business is concerned. He said investors would invest also in processing of minerals, but made it clear that government would not be involved in the running of the facilities.“By the time these projects are completed, we are looking at the system of Public Private Partnership, PPP, where we have facility and plant management systems in place who will run this projects and of course there will be recourse to government as appropriate but we don’t want to get government involved in the running of the six clusters”, he added.Adegbite said sustainability remains key in running of the projects, “It is going to be a win-win business, whoever runs any of the projects will make money from it, will make money for government and also enhance the value of what is produced in that particular neighborhood.” Earlier, the General Secretary, Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN), Dele Ayanleke, commended the Buhari-led administration for taking the bold step to establish six regional mineral processing clusters.Ayanleke also expressed optimism that these projects are viable and could change the narrative in the sector, especially as it concerns artisanal and small scale miners in the country.He added that they would improve productivity, boost confidence and discourage export of raw ore, hence he called on miners to take advantage of the five per cent interest rate on available loan facilities provide by the Federal Government as it would enable them procure necessary mining equipment and other logistics for smooth operation and ease of doing business.

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Tackle issues behind brain drain, Kaigama tells govt

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Tackle issues behind brain drain, Kaigama tells govt

March 13, 2022

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By Luminous Jannamike, Abuja

The Metropolitan Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, His Grace Most Revd Ignatius Kaigama, has urged Federal and State governments to address the issues causing brain drain, especially among youths in the nation.

Kaigama, who made the appeal at the flag-off of the 2022 Lenten Campaign held at the Pro-Cathedral in Abuja on Sunday, said some of the best brains feel frustrated and were seeking to leave the country, because of acute unemployment and insecurity. The theme of the event was: “Rekindling Hope in the Nigerian Project”.The Archbishop noted that the youths were Nigeria’s “most valuable natural resources”, and so, remained pivotal to the development of the nation.