Connect with us

Uncategorized

Japan Bank Promises Development Support to Nigeria

Published

on

Share


The japan Bank for International Cooperation has promised to support projects in Nigeria in which Japanese companies are involved.

Also, the Toyota Group has pledged to invest on some sectors of the Nigerian economy, especially oil and gas and infrastructure.

The pledges were made at seperate meetings held on Friday, between President Muhammadu Buhari with top officials of Japan Bank for International Cooperation, and Toyota Group, at the margins of the just concluded Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7), in Yokohama, Japan.

The Bank’s Deputy Governor, Nobumitsu Hayashi, indicated its interest in supporting projects in which Japanese companies were involved in Nigeria.

The bank said its resources were dedicated to oil and gas and investments in infrastructure.

I his speech at the meeting, President Buhari welcomed the bank, and assured of a friendly environment informing the team that Nigeria had introduced the Ease of Doing Business with the view to remove bureaucratic bottlenecks.

At a bilateral meeting with Toyota Tsusho, a part of the Toyota conglomerate, President/CEO of the group, Ichiro Kashitani, indicated interest in sectors like energy, healthcare and automobiles, saying Toyota would be delighted to have presence all over Nigeria.

See also  First COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive in Japan From Pfizer: Media

“Kashitani said Toyota Tsusho wishes to also build an advanced medical diagnostics centre, which would foreclose need for foreign travel to obtain cutting edge medical diagnosis,” said a statement by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

President Buhari urged the group to also consider setting up a car assembly plant, noting that Nigeria had the capacity to absorb the investment for positive returns.

At another meeting with the Prime Minister of Algeria, Noureddine Bedoui, President Buhari counseled that the political programme in the country be faithfully executed, which would lead to general elections as soon as possible.

“Algeria is a good pan-Africanist nation, with a lot of influence over the continent,” the President said.

Prime Minister Bedoui said dialogue was in progress with all stakeholders leading to elections, hopefully by end of the year.

Uncategorized

NSCDC Begins Psychological Assessment of Personnel in Osun

Published

on

Share

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Osun Command, has begun psychological assessment for its arms-bearing personnel and new recruits.
The command’s spokesperson Atanda Olabisi made the disclosure in a statement on Wednesday in Osogbo.
Olabisi said that the assessment, which started on Tuesday, was to ascertain the mental, emotional and psychological status of the personnel.


The spokesperson said that the evaluation was being conducted in batches to give a greater  opportunity for one-on-one interactions between the personnel and healthcare experts.
The spokesperson said that the command had cautioned its personnel on handling of weapons, saying that it would not accept any excuse of accidental discharge.


“There is nothing called accidental discharge, as the process of firing a bullet entails certain fundamental principles.
“The exercise is to forestall any unprofessional act of misuse of firearms that may emanate from any uncontrolled emotional outburst.


“This assessment will also be used to determine where our new recruits will be placed professionally,” she said.
Olabisi said that the state Commandant, Emmanuel Ocheja urged the personnel to commit themselves to the exercise, adding that Ocheja lauded the NSCDC Commandant-General, Dr Ahmed Audi, for  repositioning the corps for excellence.
According to Olabisi,  Dr Stephen Oyebode, Head of Forensic and Psychological Services Unit, NSCDC, Osun Command, had given the assurance that the unit would offer psychotherapy and psycho-social interventions to personnel who might need assistance after the evaluation. (NAN) 

See also  Afreximbank Commits $250m to OML17 Acquisition
Continue Reading

Uncategorized

NECO Commences 2022 SSCE Internal June 27th

Published

on

Share

By Evelyn Terseer, Abuja 

The 2022 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for school based candidates conducted by the National Examinations Council (NECO) will commence on Monday, 27th June, 2022.

In a press statement by the head information and public relations division of NECO, Azeez Sani, the Council enjoined ministries of Education, Principals, Commandants and all stakeholders to disregard any speculation on the alleged postponement of the examination.

He said thw Council has put all necessary measures in place to ensure a seamless conduct of the 2022 Senior School Certificate Examination.

“The 2022 NECO Senior School Certificate Examination will end on Friday, 12th August, 2022.

Candidates are to be examined in 76 Subjects during the examination.”

See also  NCDC to Discharge COVID-19 Patients Without Confirmation Test
Continue Reading

Uncategorized

Police Confirms Kidnap of Seven Persons in Kogi

Published

on

Share

From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja

The Kogi State Police Command has confirmed the kidnap of seven travelers along Itobe-Ajaokuta road in the State.

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers had abducted seven people, including a Doctor and Lawyer at about 2pm on Tuesday and carried them to the bush.

The State Police command confirmed the incident on Wednesday evening in Lokoja.

According to an eye witness, the gunmen laid siege on the said road for hours, shooting sporadically and in the process many passengers were abducted, with many also receiving various degrees of injuries from the smoking fire power of the Kidnappers.

This source posited further that among those abducted to unknown destination were Mr Joe Abba, his wife and Barrister Abba Aduojo who were returning from a burial in a village near Alloma in Ofu local government Area of the state.

Also abducted is a yet to be identified Doctor said to be on his way back to Lokoja from an official assignment to the Prince Abubakar Audu University Teaching Hospital,

Anyigba.

“They were kidnapped on gun point around 2pm, my friend’s wife was shot in the leg and is presently recuperating at Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja”, said a Relative of one of the victims.

See also  National Malaria Elimination Targets Achievable in Jigawa, Say Stakeholders

According to the State Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, William Ovye Aya, the command got winds of the attack of the hoodlums and drafted the men of the Rapid Response Squad operating in the area to their rescue.

“Seven persons were abducted to the bush; six people were rescued with bullets wounds and six vehicles were recovered at the scene of the incident”, he said.

He added that a combined manhunt against the hoodlums, including the sister security agencies and vigilante have been mobilised to comb the areas in order to rescue the seven abducted persons in their custody.

Continue Reading

Email Subscription

Name *

Email *

Top Stories

Health9 hours ago

Free Medical Outreach in Nasarawa

Share Post Views: 33 Tatara community in Panda Development area has praised the executive chairman of Karu Local government area,...

POLITICS9 hours ago

NPC Commissioner reaffirmed Plans for a Paperless Census in 2023

Share Post Views: 40          The federal commissioner representing Nasarawa state at the National Population Commission Abuja, Silas Ali Agara, has...

CRIME10 hours ago

4, 770 Terrorists, Families surrender to Nigerian Troops, 11 arrested – DHQ

Share Post Views: 45 By Gom Mirian, Abuja  The Defence Headquarters said a total of 4, 770 Boko-Haram terrorists and...

POLITICS13 hours ago

2023: Umahi’s Deputy Governor, Igwe speaks on his Defection from APC to LP

Share Post Views: 37 Godwin Okeh, Abakaliki Ebonyi state deputy governor, Chief Kelechi Eric Igwe has few months to the...

CRIME13 hours ago

Troops arrest 10 Robbers, rescue 3 Victims in Kaduna 

Share Post Views: 44 By Gom Mirian, Abuja  The military high command, yesterday said its troops deployed on internal operations...

Foreign News13 hours ago

Husband of Slain Kenyan Runner Tirop Seeks Plea Bargain

Share Post Views: 122 The husband of slain Kenyan distance runner Agnes Tirop is seeking a plea bargain after initially...

SPORTS14 hours ago

Ganduje Appoints Galadima Acting Kano Pillars Chair

Share Post Views: 59 Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has appointed Ibrahim Galadima as acting Chairman of Kano Pillars...

NEWS14 hours ago

HEDA Petitions ICPC over Allegations against Ex-CJN

Share Post Views: 50 The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA Resource Centre) has petitioned the Independent Corrupt Practices and...

POLITICS14 hours ago

Rumbles, as APC Progressive Youth Movement Suspend Mustafa, Wife

Share Post Views: 55 By Jude Opara, Abuja Crisis is brewing in the youth wing of the All Progressives Congress...

Featured14 hours ago

The Agony of Ikarama Community

Share Post Views: 39 FROM TAYESE Mike, Yenagoa Ikarama is a Community under Okordia Clan in Yenagoa Local Government Area...

Copyright © 2021 Daily Asset Limited | Powered by ObajeSoft Inc