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Journalists Receive Training on Conflict Reportage

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A Non-Governmental Organization, ‘Search for Common Ground'(SFCG) recently rounded up a three day training workshop for Journalists in Benue State, where about 30 Journalists were trained on reporting conflicts sensitive situations.

In a Communique issued at the end of the training in Makurdi, and signed by Senior Programs Manager and Head of Office, Search for Common Ground in the Middle Belt, Olutoyin Falade, the workshop challenged journalists to strive to giving fair hearing to all parties involved in farmer-herder conflicts in the state so that none will feel under reported, as well as instill balance and objectivity.

The participants also called for the creation of a North Central Development Commission (NCDC) to address issues of farmer/herder conflicts with a view to rehabilitating and reconstructing ravaged communities, infrastructures and other destructions caused by the crisis.

They employed government at all levels to develop a comprehensive policy frame work and legislation for peace building and post-conflict reconstruction.

The workshop which challenged journalists in Benue to shun personal biases, requested the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ to push for comprehensive legislation on press freedom which include security of journalists and their welfare to encourage their performance.

It stressed however that, Journalists should be sensitive enough to step down some news contents capable of fueling crisis between both parties in conflict situations.

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“It is obvious that most of the journalists as victims of conflict directly or indirectly are traumatized and there is need for societal psychological training to help foster forgiveness that builds bridges for common grounds.”

The participants called on government of Benue State to establish pilot ranches that would be hired by herders, even as they urged government to encourage investors to develop ranches in the State for use by herders.

While acknowledging that security agencies have been overstretched in the course of the crisis, the participants called on the federal government to adequately equip security agents as well as take care of their welfare for optimal performance.

DAILY ASSET reports that the objective of the three days training was to ensure that journalists through their media reports, enhance public understanding of farmer-herder conflicts, promoting conflict sensitive content and countering hate-speech, stereotypes, biases and negative narratives that fuel violence.

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NECO Commences 2022 SSCE Internal June 27th

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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.”

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Police Confirms Kidnap of Seven Persons in Kogi

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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.

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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.

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Ortom Dares Critics to Publicly Denounce Benue Ranching Law

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From David Torough, Makurdi

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has challenged those who believe his administration erred in enacting the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law to speak against it publicly in the state and see the reaction of the people. 

Ortom threw the challenge  after receiving the award as Best Governor in Nigeria in the area of security given to him by the “Daily Independent” newspaper and other awards.

He said the law, which was enacted as a solution to the perennial clashes between herdsmen and farmers has the endorsement of traditional and religious leaders, Christians and Muslims and other stakeholders who have all remained resolute that the law should not be repealed. 

The Governor stressed that no matter the level of intimidation, harassment, attacks and deprivation, his Government would continue with the full implementation of the law, saying those who were thinking of coming to repeal the law were daydreaming.

Ortom who lamented the daily invasion of Benue communities and killing of innocent people by the Fulani herdsmen whose agenda he said was to take over the land, urged the people to stand up to defend themselves and the land against the invaders.

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He advised the people to take advantage of the ongoing voter registration exercise by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to regularize their Permanent Voters Cards to be able to elect leaders who would represent their interest in next year’s general election.

Ortom dedicated the award to the people of Benue, particularly Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs who have been living in the camps since 2017 but have vowed to support his government not to surrender the state to the oppressors.

Other awards that were presented to the Governor during the EXCO meeting in recognition of his contributions to the development of the country were from the International Council for Women Affairs,  Nigeria Bar Association(NBA) Benue State branch and Gboko Polytechnic.

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