Showing posts with label association. Show all posts
Showing posts with label association. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

2015: Association of Witches Declares Jonathan Winner

Inner Coven Society Worldwide, a non-political affiliate and association of witches, says there is no vacancy in Aso Rock, come 2015 presidential election.  According to the society, the election has already been concluded in the spiritual realm and won by President Goodluck Jonathan. President-General of the society, Dr. Omo Ebosele,  told SunNews: 
“The Inner Coven Society World-wide, as the minds that have travelled into the unseen and the unknown, is using this opportunity to say that the 2015 presidential election in Nigeria is a foregone issue. The election has been won and lost in the spirit realm. The candidate who by destiny has the overwhelming support of our society as well as other supernatural principalities in the high places is President Jonathan  and he has won the election.”

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Lagos Shippers Association bemoan high cost of port charges

The Shippers Association of Lagos State on Tuesday attributed the high cost of cargo processing at the nation’s seaports to the multiple charges imposed on imported goods.
The President of the association, Mr Jonathan Nicol, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the five per cent Value Added Tax and the one per cent Pre-Arrival Assessment Report charge were some of the charges.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

No offer for Keshi – South African Football Association (SAFA Denies Job offer)

The SAFA statement came in the heels of spurious reports that said the former Nigeria’s coach, Stephen Keshi had been handed the lucrative job, beating stiff competition from top European coaches.
The SAFA denial reads,

 “The South African Football Association (SAFA) would like to clarify further insinuations that the Association has offered Stephen Keshi the job as Bafana Bafana coach....

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Euro integration opponents 'bury' Association Agreement with EU in Kyiv

European integration opponents have performed an improvised theatrical action, “NO to association with the EU”, imitating funerals of the Association Agreement between Kyiv and the EU, the media report.
Last week, the Ukrainian government decided to suspend preparations for signing the Association Agreement with the EU.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Taking fresh eggs can remedy Boo*bs cancer — Poultry Association

ABEOKUTA — The Poultry Association of Nigeria, PAN, in the South West has stated that researches have shown that drinking of raw eggs could reduce the risk of breast cancer in women, saying that there was no relationship between the consumption of eggs and heart diseases.

The body also argued that there was no link between the consumption of eggs and the amount of cholesterol in the human body system. Addressing the media during the World Eggs Day in Abeokuta, weekend, PAN Chairman in the South West, Dr. Olufemi Faniyi, his Ogun State counterpart, Dr. Olalekan Odunsi and a veterinary surgeon, Dr. Jide Oluwawemitan blamed the medical professionals of misinforming the general public about the function of eggs
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Thursday, September 12, 2013

#ASUUStrike President Of National Association Of Nigerian Students (NANS) Dropped

As a result of his poor handling of the ongoing ASUU strike, the Nigerian Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has impeached its current president Yinka Gbadebo and has replaced him with Jubril Ahmad, the vice-president.
In a statement obtained by Sahara Reporters, NANS Senate President Emaluyi Sunday Michael said Gbadebo was impeached at a meeting of stakeholders on September 7 under Section 49(1) of the constitution. That provision states: “The president can be impeached on the grounds of incompetence or as therefore by his attitude or action which can be classified/regarded as misconduct”.
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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Catholic Church of Nigeria withdraws from the Christian Association of Nigeria

Left: official Catholic church letter withdrawing from CAN

The Catholic Church of Nigeria yesterday temporarily withdrew its membership from the Christian  Association of Nigeria (CAN). Their reason? That CAN under Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor has been compromised. Also because of some uncouth statements by some Christian leaders, and the use of money in CAN elections and several court cases involving state chapters of CAN.

Spokesperson of the Church, Rev. Fr. Dr. Cornelius Omonokhua, said:
"You just can't save people who are drowning, if you are drowning with them. CAN is being dragged into partisan politics thereby compromising the ability to play its true role as conscience of the nation and the voice of the voiceless. We will be happy if CAN leadership can show moderation. Common sense dictates that they do that.”
The Catholic church said they would review their withdrawal from CAN after the annual meeting of the Conference of Bishops in February. 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Kidnappers Float Association In Nsukka

Kidnappers in the university town of Nsukka in Enugu state seem not in a hurry to dump their filthy lucre despite the efforts of the state Police Command to run them out of town. Apparently calling the bluff of law enforcement agents and playing the lords of the town and its environs, the hoodlums have formed an association.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Christian Association Of Nigeria Hits Back At Kukah, Bakare On Private Jet Controversy

Christian Association Of Nigeria Hits Back At Kukah, Bakare On Private Jet Controversy
Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has condemned comments credited to the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah and Pastor Tunde Bakare, who claimed that acquisition of private jets by religious leaders diminishes moral voices of the church in the war against corruption and are therefore calling for a revolution in the Church of God.

Speaking in a telephone interview, National Director of Research, Planning and Strategy, Elder Sunday Oibe, urged the Catholic bishop and the former vice presidential candidate of CPC, that if they have anything against the person of Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, they should come out and say so, and not hide under the cloak of the gift of a jet to attack the CAN president. Oibe, who doubles as the Public Relations Officer of Northern CAN, said he who lives in a glass house should not throw stones.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

NACCIMA to address dearth of technical personnel

Worried by the declining vocational studies and technical education with the attendant dearth of technical personnel needed in key productive sectors of the economy, the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, has announced plans to hold a national education summit soon.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Firm, NMA propose 21-day campaign against communicable diseases

Reckitt Benckiser and the Nigerian Medical Association have called on government and other stakeholders involved in the fight against communicable diseases to promote a 21-day hand washing campaign across the country.
According to them, this campaign will educate Nigerians and increase awareness on hand washing as a means to killing bacteria and germs which cause communicable

Monday, October 15, 2012

PENGASSAN asks FG to stop casualisation in petroleum sector

Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria on Monday urged the Federal Government to stop casualisation in the petroleum sector.

PENGASSAN National Industrial Relations Officer, Chika Onuegbu, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Port Harcourt.

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Independence Day tragedy averted as police defuse bomb in Jos

A tragedy was averted in Jos on Monday when the Plateau State Police Command defused an Improvised Explosive Device on Ajayi Street in the centre of the metropolis.

Our correspondent gathered that the IED was planted by unknown persons at about 10.10 pm on Sunday at the heavily populated area of Kwararafa, very close to the Jos Central Mosque.

Though no life was lost, but the police succeeded in arresting one person over the incident.

The police, while confirming the story, said that though the device exploded before men of the bomb disposal squad, led by ASP Abel Mbibi, got to the scene after they were tipped off by members of the public, they evacuated the device and were able to defuse the tension that arose as a result of the incident.

Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Emmanuel Abuh, in a statement said the suspect was immediately handed over to the Special Task Force.

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Independence Day: Akinjide urges Nigerians to remain committed

The Minister of State for FCT, Ms. Olajumoke Akinjide, has urged Nigerians and residents of the FCT to remain committed to the unity and progress of the nation.

This was contained in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja by the Special Assistant (Media & Publicity) to the Minister of State for FCT, Mr. Oluyinka Akintunde, as the country celebrates its 52nd Independence Day.

The statement quoted Akinjide as saying that the last 13 years of unbroken democracy in the country had given Nigerians fresh hope for a flourishing and prosperous future.

“The transformation agenda of the present administration is on right track and will guarantee Nigeria’s future and prosperity,’’ she said.

She said that the government was committed to the transformation agenda with the implementation of new initiatives including the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme and Youth Enterprises with Innovation in Nigeria.

“The SURE-P and YOUWIN programmes are aimed at creating jobs and executing projects that will improve the lives of Nigerians.

“There has been noticeable improvement in the areas of power, agricultural development and other sectors of the economy.

“The present administration at the national and FCT levels remain committed to executing projects that will positively impact on the lives of Nigerians.

“Government is deploying financial resources in a manner that will guarantee sustainable prosperity for the country,” she said.

Akinjide enjoined Nigerians to renew their faith in the country and to remain fervent in their prayers for the leaders of the nation and the FCT.

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Independence: Should Nigerians celebrate?

There are things to celebrate
Dr. Osahon Enabulele, President, Nigerian Medical Association
“In spite of the challenges affecting Nigeria’s health sector coupled with the unacceptably poor health indices, it is important to note that there have been some achievements recorded over the years in the sector.
“For instance, whereas most other public/government parastatals and banks have either collapsed or are at the verge of collapsing, the managements of most public and private hospitals in Nigeria have survived the travails and systemic decay of the Nigerian society. This is an achievement in itself. Of course, one cannot forget the tremendous milestones recorded in Nigeria’s health sector in the 80s and early 90s with general improvements in Primary Health Care, as well as noticeable improvements in institutional and human resource development.” 

 This is time to mourn
Olumide Olusoga, 30, a graduate of Sociology, Tai-Solarin University of Education
“This is the time for us to mourn the failures of our leaders. We have not seen any development or improvement in the country. Most people are running away from the country because there is no hope for them.
“We can only celebrate social problems, Boko Haram, unemployment and prostitution. Nigeria would have been better without independence because I believe that the colonial masters would have performed better that the crop of leaders we have had in this country”, he said.

 Let’s reflect on our failures
Mr. Gomba Obey, lawyer
 “I do not think we have any reasons to celebrate the Independence Day.
“At Independence in 1960, the hope for a better Nigeria were pretty high. It was believed that we could handle our affairs better than any other person.
“The experiences we have had since independence show that our belief that we can run our affairs is wrong, our hopes that we will be a secure and prosperous nation is dashed, and our struggles for independence were pointless.
“What we should be doing now is to remind ourselves of our failure and engage our minds on how to succeed. It does not call for celebration because there is nothing to celebrate.”

 The industrial sector is dead
Dr. Philip Ugbodaga, National Chairman, Coalition to Save Nigeria
“We have nothing to celebrate after 52 years of flag independence. In 1960, we had powerful political leaders and statesmen with very robust pan-African credentials. Today, we see ourselves more from the veil and prism of ethnicity as Ibo, Hausa, Yoruba or Afenmai. The great heritage bequeathed to us by the sacrifices made by our founding fathers have been squandered and dissipated by successive Nigerian leaders.
“Although immensely blessed by God with amazing human and material resources, Nigeria is still grappling with challenges in virtually every sector. The agricultural sector is comatose, the industrial sector is dead.

 Nigeria is going backwards
Abbey Jefia, Medical doctor
I would not really say we should mourn during our independence anniversary, but the truth is that we don’t really have anything to celebrate if we consider the fact that for the past 52 years, we have not achieved anything. As I speak right now, there is no fuel in Port Harcourt and the roads are bad, bad government, power is horrible, education level has gone down and the level of unemployment is worrisome. Generally, I think we are actually going backwards. I think Nigeria has not been blessed with good leaders.

 The past and present leaders have really done nothing. I remember when I was in secondary school, we had no generator in school, we had no borehole because the taps were flowing and we hardly had blackouts. Today, we have actually gone backward. Look at Ghana; Ghana has left us and I doubt if we will ever get to the level Ghana is right now. Let’s forget about the western world and look at Africa. We are still the sleeping giant. So, I will say there is nothing to celebrate. But at the same time, I don’t think we should mourn because we are not dead yet. Personally, I think we need divine intervention for the country to change positively.

No tangible thing to celebrate
Elder Wole Oyelese, ex-minister and PDP leader in Oyo State
“As Nigeria marks her 52nd year of independence, there really is no tangible or reasonable cause for celebration. What we should be doing is to mark a day of thanksgiving rather than a celebration of our shame as a nation.
“Nigeria has a lot of things to thank God for but hardly anything to celebrate. That we are still one country though not a truly united people who trust one another is one miracle and a major reason to give glory to God.
“That the ominously dark cloud of the Boko Haram insurgency, the petroleum subsidy removal riots and others did not turn into ethnic conflict is also a cause to thank God. That despite the corrupt acquisition of the nation’s wealth by unrepentant public officers and political office holders, our economy has not totally collapsed is also a reason to be grateful to God. What really is there to celebrate? It will take a people without a sense of shame or remorse to roll out the drums to celebrate given the level of challenges currently facing the nation.”

 Nigeria is slave to corruption
Prof. Victor Adetimirin, Head, Department of Agronomy, University of Ibadan
“Our nation is in a state of crisis. We took Independence from Britain in 1960 but we are really not independent. Our nation is in slavery to corruption, instability, poverty, bombings, senseless killings and bloodshed. In 2012, loss of human life is the highest for any year in peace time in the life of our nation.
“We do not manufacture simple item like bicycles. Tyres for vehicles are imported. Refined fuel is imported laden with corruption of unimaginable proportion.”

 We can get better
Mr. Ndubuisi Enechionyia, member, All Progressives Grand Alliance
“Of course, Nigeria should celebrate. There are many negatives but there are still things we should be thankful to God for. One is that there is still a giant country called Nigeria.
“Two is that this giant called Nigeria can be woken up anytime the right leadership emerges and we can move on like Brazil, China etc.
“Three is that we are in a democracy, which can only get better with continuous refinement. The 2011 elections were the first elections since 1999 where result sheets got to the polling booths, so there is hope for the future.

 Nigeria working for few elite
 Yinka Odumakin, spokesman for Save Nigeria Group
“There is nothing  to celebrate as we have become an embarrassing nation to the world  as all our opportunities have been bungled by corrupt and visionless leaders.
“Nigeria is not working for the vast majority of its citizens because of the greed of its few elite.
“We are a showpiece for failed nations  and only shameless leaders would be  proud of what the country has become.

 Let’s revisit celebration of affluence
Eseme Eyiboh, former spokesperson, House of Representatives
The 52nd Anniversary of our Independence only reminds us as a people of our failure to take advantage of our enormous material and human endowments to develop and grow.
 It is a prompter to all of us as a people for our failure to give verve to Justice which is central to growth and development.
“The Anniversary is a wake-up call to revisit our current celebration of affluence in place of enterprise, to reverse the prevalent trend of leadership being taken as a gift instead of a responsibility earned and which must be accounted for
“On the whole, as a people, we have lacked the good conscience to continue to pledge to our nation Nigeria to be faithful, loyal and honest amidst the plethora of pervasive and self-inflicted astronomical rise in unemployment and powerty, insecurity and injustice, corruption and waste in governance.
“As a people, we have collectively lost the moral authority to continue to say “So help me (us) God!”

Nigeria should mourn, celebrate
Mr. Samad Sanusi, civil servant
“I believe Nigeria should both mourn and celebrate this Independence in the sense that the country is not what it should be after over 50 years of independence. We are not where we should be in terms of development. Our contemporaries like Brazil, Malaysia, Indonesia and other Asian and even African countries have left us far behind. Ghana which some years back had almost collapsed is now back on its feet. It has celebrated for years now uninterrupted power supply.
“Can Nigeria boast of even one day of uninterrupted electricity? The other countries like Brazil have gone far technologically. They have produced their own cars but Nigeria cannot boast of producing her own bicycle. So really we have nothing to celebrate except that we are still alive to witness this independence celebration.”

 Nothing to cheer about
Akintayo Iwilade, lawyer
“The October 1 date hardly inspires the people since what ought to be the gains of independence have eluded the country for too long.
With deficits in progressive political systems and structures, an  unproductive economic system, a mindlessly exploitative wealth distribution system, an embarrassing lack of science and technology, among others there is nothing to cheer about. 
“The peoples’ apathy towards the hollow rituals of October 1 can be considered perfectly rational. However, we need not mourn since those failures are not expected to define the country’s future. But talking of celebration, there is not much to cheer about.”

 Our values have been eroded
 Gbenga Fatodu, Lagos civil servant
“I don’t think there’s anything to celebrate about our independence, because it’s been 52 years of fruitless governance, corruption, insurgency, stiff hardship and poverty…So sad to see how things are getting worse and our economic system in comatose! Series of human carnage and civil unrest as characterised by insecurity are some of the horrors terrorising our land and turning an average citizen to a stranger in the land.
“Our values have been eroded. There are no basic facilities for education, health care, lives and property with total neglect for infrastructure. Our road networks have become death traps
“The nation is replete with tendencies more divisive than they were during pre-civil war era.


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