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Undermining Power Of The Media Is Self-destructive, Says Edo Commissioner-designate

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The Edo State Commissioner-designate for Communication and Orientation, Mr. Efe Stewart, says any leader or government who undermine power of the media does that the detriment of such government or leader.

Stewart who made this assertion while paying a courtesy visit to the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Edo State Council, noted that his appointment was for the media, as he urged practitioners to cooporate and work with him for a onward success.

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He promised to put media practitioners first in all his official duties, adding that he has come to bridge the gap between journalists and the government.

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” I’ll continue to wear your armour in government; I am going to represent your interest, it is not going to be business as usual. And so, I need your support for a resultful tenure.

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” I know the importance and power of the media and so, I cannot underrate it. Any government that undermine power of the media does that at it own detriment”, the former media practitioner said.

L-R: Deacon Ralph Okhiria, former chairman, NUJ, Efe Stewart, Edo Commissioner-designate, Roland Osakue, present chairman, Edo NUJ, and Otunba Mike Aladenika, former chairman, Edo NUJ.

Responding, Roland Osakue, chairman, NUJ, Edo State Council, thanked the Commissioner designate, as he urged him to keep his promises by bringing the government closer to the media.

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Osakue, who decried neglect of media practitioners by the present government in Edo State, noted: “when the governor was campaigning for his election he was here, but after he won the election he has not visited us here in our secretariat.”

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The Chairman continues, “We have written many reminders as regard his promises and proposals to him but no reply. So, you as our own, we want you to bridge the gap; we want you to bring the governor here and interact with our members. As you are fighting and representing the government, do the same thing for us.”

He urged the Commissioner-designate to carry along all journalists in the state and not to discriminate against any one.

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Top NUJ members present at the Secretariat to welcome the Commissioner-designate include: the present NUJ chairman, Roland Osakue, former chairmen of the Council, Deacon Ralph Okhiria, and Otunba Mike Aladenika; Bimbo Oyetunde, General Manager, Bronze FM (FRCN), Benin; Joy Bisi Akpaida, Head of Station, Daar Communication (AIT & Raypower), Benin, among other senior journalists.

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FG Extends Kaduna-Abuja Train Resumption

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The Ministry of Transportation, on Sunday, in Kaduna, extended the resumption date for the Kaduna-Abuja train Service

Recall that the train service was suspended in March 2022, after bandits attacked its passengers, killed 25, wounded several others and Kidnapped over 50 passengers.

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However, early this month, the federal government had promised that the Kaduna-Abuja train service would resume before the end of November.

But the Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, while on inspection tour to examine its readiness for operation before the commencement of operations, said certain things needed to be in place before resumption.

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He said the FG has introduced a new system of purchasing tickets, which he said is the beginning of security checks that would assist the government to know who boards the train at every point in time.

Although he declined speaking on the actual resumption date, but assured the public that it wouldn’t be far from now.

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Dangote Plans Fresh 300,000 Jobs For Nigerians

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Africa’s foremost industrialist, Aliko Dangote, is optimistic that the new multibillion naira investment in the sugar sub-sector would help provide no fewer than 300,000 jobs in Nigeria.

A statement from the Corporate Communication Department of the company quoted the Group’s President Aliko Dangote as saying that the company was providing fresh funds and thus expanding its operations in the sugar sub-sector.

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Mr Dangote, who was speaking at the Flagg off Ceremony of the 2022/2023 Crushing Season and Outgrower Scheme Awards in Numan, Adamawa State, said the opportunities would include both direct and indirect jobs.

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Dangote, who is Africa’s top philanthropist, expressed optimism that the massive investment will create over 300,000 jobs for Nigerians.

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He said, “We are making a massive investment in Adamawa State through expansion of DSR Numan’s sugar refining capacity from 3000tcd to 6000tcd, 9800tcd, and to 15,000tcd. DSR will be able to create about three hundred thousand jobs, direct and indirect, with positive multiplier effects on the economy nationwide.”

The Dangote Group is the biggest employer of labour in Nigeria outside the government.

Dangote was appointed Chairman, National Job Creation Committee in 2010 to assist the Federal Government in providing more employment opportunities for Nigerians.

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The Dangote President had also announced that his company was doubling its spending on CSR schemes in host communities in Adamawa State, the location of its 32,000 hectares integrated sugar complex.

Speaking in Numan, Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, described the Dangote Sugar Refinery as the biggest contributor to the development of the sugar development effort of the Federal Government.

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The Minister also commended Mr Dangote for the massive support through his Corporate Social Responsibility scheme.

In the same vein, the Dangote Refinery and Petrochemicals is expected to create some 250,000 job opportunities when completed next year.

Already, Dangote Cement Plc is one of Africa’s biggest job providers in the manufacturing sector.

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Igbos Inaugurate Biafra House In US, Give Reasons

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Igbos residing in the United States, US, have inaugurated the Biafra House in Oxon Hill in Maryland, Washington DC.

It was gathered that the Biafra House was inaugurated to serve people who believe in Biafra and friends of the nation.

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This was authoritatively disclosed to DAILY POST by a source.

The source, who pleaded anonymity, said: “The Biafra House is officially opened for business to the public, including Government Administrative Matters, Diplomatic Protocol, International Relations, and Security, amongst others.”

The Biafra House was formed to help Igbos in the US and Diaspora interact with the international community.

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According to the source: “The Biafra House will be interacting and providing services to local, as well as governments and the International community through partnerships, pending when the United Nations and other world bodies may compel the government of Nigeria to effect a plebiscite for Biafran people.

“Biafra House is where Biafrans in the United States and the World can seek Diplomatic and Consular services, as it’s open for five business days a week and within the New York time zone.”

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“Again, The Biafra House will be interacting and providing services to local, as well as governments and the International community through partnerships, pending when the United Nations and other world bodies may compel the Fulani government of Nigeria to effect a plebiscite for Biafran people.”

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