June 10, 2021
The Federal Government says it will use locally made products, nation’s rich culture and tourism to commemorate the country at 60, as celebration continues.
Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, said this at a news conference organised in line with the preparation of Nigeria at 60 celebration continuation.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the nation turned 60 on Oct. 1, 2020.
Considering the significance of the age in the journey to nationhood, President Muhammadu Buhari directed that the celebration should be made a year long one that will end in September.
According to Adebayo, the activities outlined are aimed at showcasing what the nation is endowed with that needs to be harnessed for the good of all.
He said that the concept of the event was made with the inclusion of the private sector and the activities included essay competition and photo gallery.
He noted that the celebration would be used to showcase globally, the rich cultural heritage of the nation so as to make Nigeria a choice destination for tourism.
The minister further said that tourism has huge potential to harness and if properly developed would significantly contribute to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
”The present administration has made deliberate effort to strenthen the economy by encouraging the growth of small and medium enterprises.
“According to the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics, small and medium enterprises have contributed about 48 per cent of the national GDP in the last five years.
“In celebrating 60 years of our nationhood, the fruits of the labour of our people to create products and services deserve to be celebrated and encouraged.
“The exhibition of made in Nigeria products will therefore further reveal the tremendous potentials that abound in our quest for self sufficiency and self reliance.
“There is so much in our country that if we join hands we can create enough wealth for this and succeeding generations considering our rich cultural heritage and diversity,” he said.
Adebayo, therefore, urged the media to use the opportunity of the celebration to report things that unite and showed promise of a greater tomorrow for the nation.
Mr Femi Oyelade, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Say It Loud, an NGO, said the organisation was using the Nigeria at 60 celebration to reward citizens that had done exceptionally well in their endeavours.
”’The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, and the ownership committee on Nigeria@60 has commissioned Say It Loud Limited, to organise the Nigeria@60 special awards.
”#N60SA for achievement as recognition of notable and patriotic Nigerians making impact in different fields and endeavours in their different sectors and adding positive values to national development,” Oyelade said.
He added that every Nigerian could log on the website @ WWW.NIGERIANSPECIALAWARDS.COM to nominate the most suitable candidates of choice for different categories.
He called on Nigerians to participate and use the medium to showcase the good side of the nation against the negative reports.
NAN also reports that the exhibition of made in Nigeria products and life cultural troupes are scheduled from June 15 to June 19, at the Eagle Square, Abuja.
APC to hold State Congresses on Oct. 2
By Gistflash News
Sept 13, 2021
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the APC held its nationwide local government congresses on Sept. 4 to elect officials at that level.
The party’s leadership had called on members that maybe aggrivied following the overcome of the congresses to channel their complaints for redress through constituted channels.
Mass defection: Rep urges PDP National Chairman to resign
By Gistflash News
July 7, 2021
Rep. Rimamnde Shawulu (PDP-Taraba), has urged the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Uche Secondus, to resign following mass defection from the party to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Shawulu said this a letter addressed to the chairman and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday.
He decried the rate at which the party was losing members to the ruling APC in recent times.
Shawulu also urged members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party to resign.
“Today, unexpectedly, four members of the House of Representatives from Zamfara defected from the PDP to APC,” he said.
He said unlike before, when leaders of the party at the House usually put up a form of protest, not a whisper was heard or a hand raised in protest against the defection.
“Dear Chairman, Sir, events in the last two years call for sober reflection and sacrifices by both the leadership and membership of the party and it is necessary you set the ball rolling, so that the party will come back to life and be seen as a viable alternative to the ruling APC.
“Then, will its doors be seen to be opened to the millions that want to come into the party to mobilise Nigerians to take back the country from the iniquitous forces that have seized it by the jugular.
“This was the obvious wish of opinion of party members and leaders when Dr Adamu Muazu resigned as Chairman of the party. Your good self took over to enable the party regain momentum.
“Presently, without discounting the efforts and sacrifices you have made, it is obvious that our party is in far worse circumstances than when Muazu fled the scene,” he said.
Shawulu also reminded Secondus of the many failings of the PDP under his watch, which he said lend credence to some rumours that high ranking party members had allegedly been settled to make it unelectable in the future.
He pleaded with Secondus to show leadership in the interest of the party and for the future of Nigeria and resign immediately as National Chairman.
CVR: 203,497 Nigerians complete online pre-registration in first week, says INEC
By Gistflash News
July 7, 2021
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 203,497 eligible Nigerians had completed online pre-registration as fresh voters, seven days after the commencement of the exercise.
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, disclosed this in an update on the CVR issued on Tuesday, in Abuja.
He said that the figure was recorded as at 7a.m on July 5, as the commission met on Tuesday to discuss the CVR exercise, which commenced on June 28.
“As at 7a.m on July 5, one week after the commencement of the exercise, 203,497 eligible Nigerians have completed the online pre-registration as fresh voters.
“The figure rises to 259,713 if applications for voter transfer, requests for replacement of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs), update of voter information record are included”, Okoye said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that of the 203,497 applications received, Osun state had the highest figure of freshly registered voters with 67,772 applications, followed by Lagos with 30,338 and FCT with 12,160.
States with the least fresh voter applications, within the period, were Ebonyi with 350, Kebbi 624, Abia 626 and Jigawa with 679.
NAN also reports that the distribution of the figure by gender, according to INEC, had indicated that of the total registered, males constituted 166, 712 of the number while 93,001 were female.
The age distribution for the first week also showed that the number of newly registered youth (18 to 34 years) was 175,8047; middle age (34 to 49 years) is 64,141; the elderly ( 50 to 69 years) is 17,644; while the old (70 years and above) was 2,079.
The occupation distribution included artisans-15,414; Business-44,478; civil servants-11,022; farming/fishing-7,720 housewives-2,516, traders-18,865; public servants-7,269; students-66,143 and others-83,283.
In the meantime, Okoye stated that the full details of the exercise for the first one week had been uploaded on the Commission’s website and social media platforms.
“For emphasis, the physical or in-person registration is scheduled to commence in all our state and local government offices nationwide on Monday, July 19.
“Eligible Nigerians who wish to register physically and those who have scheduled their appointments to complete their online pre-registration will have the opportunity to do so.
“Both online pre-registration and the physical registration will go on simultaneously, throughout the duration of the CVR.
“Further details of the schedule of activities and locations for the physical exercise will be made available next week”, he added.
He urged every eligible Nigerian to seize the opportunity of the online pre-registration or the in-person option to register as a voter, saying that the update was inline with the commission’s promise to update Nigerians after one week of the exercise.
Henceforth, INEC would be providing weekly updates that would include a detailed breakdown of the distribution of registrants by State, occupation, gender and age, Okoye said.
LET’S REVAMP YOUR BUSINESS
Let’s keep you updated
HOW TO BUY FOLLOWERS FOR ALL YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
Gorgeous Bride rocking one of Beyonce’s Hit song
Most Viewed Posts
- CBN Sells Polaris Bank To SCILSpread the loveThe Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced the completion of the sale of shares in Polaris Bank to Strategic Capital Investment Limited (SCIL), a new core investor. In a statement signed by its Director, Corporate Communications … Read more
- “No Way Back For You In Man United Squad, Spoilt Brat” – Darren Bent Slams RonaldoSpread the loveDarren Bent, a former Charlton, Tottenham and Sunderland striker, has suggested that the end of Cristiano Ronaldo has come at Manchester United. The former England man said he sees no way the former Real Madrid star can … Read more
- Gunmen Attack Anambra Police Station, Kill Four OfficersSpread the love Unknown gunmen in the early hours of Wednesday attacked a police station located in Atani, the headquarters of Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State. It was gathered that the gunmen launched the attack on the … Read more
- Supreme Court Affirms Six-Year Jail Term For Former Director Of Pensions, John YakubuSupreme Court Affirms Six-Year Jail Term For Former Director Of Pensions, John Yakub The Supreme Court has affirmed the six years imprisonment imposed on a former Federal Director of Pensions, Mister John Yakubu, and also ordered him to refund … Read more
- Media Intelligence agency Marks Six years of Operation in NigeriaSpread the loveMedia Intelligence agency Marks Six years of Operation in Nigeria. P+ Measurement Services, Nigeria’s foremost Independent Public Relations measurement and evaluation agency, celebrates its sixth year of effective operation with qualitative offerings for its numerous clients, as it … Read more