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Youth And Sports Development: Sunday Dare Gets Special Recognition Award

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In appreciation of his contribution to the development of Youth and Sports in Nigeria, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare was bestowed with a special recognition award by the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Northern Conference in Abuja.

The conference with the theme “Securing and Transforming Our Collective Future” was convened to gather young Nigerians to proffer solutions to security challenges facing the nation. The JCI lauded the Minister for the innovative initiatives of his Ministry which placed premium on empowerment of the youth, stating initiatives like the National Youth Investment Programme (NYIF), Digital Skill Entrepreneurship Employability Leadership (DEEL) amongst others are commendable, hence the award.

The Honourable Minister in his acceptance speech thanked the group for the award, emphasising that the Annual Conference provides a platform for Nigerian youths especially the members of JCI and their stakeholders to share experiences and exchange ideas on contemporary security issues affecting various sectors in the country. “I believe that this conference will generate new ideas, innovations and strategies to address the identified challenges”, the Minister enthused.

Mr Dare further stated that Security is multi dimensional. “The youth need job security. Educational security through quality education. And of course the security against robbers, bandits, kidnappers and terrorists. We have seen a massive improvement in the curtainment of the activities of boko haram, banditry and other terror activities under President Buhari. Government remains committed to providing adequate security. The greatest security the youth need is employment through job security”, the Minister emphasised.

He intimated the conference that the partnership of the Ministry with IBM, Google and Microsoft has led to the training of over 100,000 youths for Digital skills under the DEEL programme, restating the commitment of the Buhari administration to do more to provide opportunities for advancement of youth, urging the JCI to take advantage of various initiatives of the Youth and Sports development Ministry to increase potentials for employability and leadership.

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Birthday Anniversary: Gov AbdulRazaq Rejoice With Deputy Speaker Adetiba

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Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has congratulated the Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly Hon. Raphael Adetiba on his birthday anniversary, wishing him many more years in sound health.

 

In a statement on Monday, the Governor described the Deputy Speaker as a great party man and a pillar of the Ninth Assembly with a track record of working with his colleagues to strengthen good governance.

 

“I send my best wishes to Hon. Adetiba and his family as he celebrates his birthday today,” the Governor said in the statement.

 

“I pray the Almighty God to continue to bless the vibrant lawmaker who, like his colleagues in the Assembly, stands for the success of the Otoge administration at all times. I wish him many more years of happiness and good health.”

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Just In: Aregbesola Gives Fresh Order To Prisons Officers Over Jailbreak

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The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on Monday, ordered prisons officers to shoot dead anybody who attempts to attack any correctional centre in the country.

The minister gave this order while inspecting the facility at the Agodi Custodial Centre, Ibadan.

He said the officer must make it impossible for anyone to penetrate the facility because it is a red zone.

The minister said any attempt to attack correctional centres should be a suicide attempt and perpetrators must not be allowed to live to tell the story.

Aregbesola said any attack on any correctional centre is an attack on the state and such must never be allowed again

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Osun: Woman Delivers Triplet While Husband Is In Prison

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A 25-year-old who delivered a triplet in Ede, Osun State, Abdul Lateef Aminat, has appealed to Nigerians for help to pay hospital bills and buy medicines prescribed for her by Doctor.

 

Amina who delivered three boys on Tuesday 12th January 2022, through a Caesarean Section (CS), lamented that the joy that came to her turned to sadness because of her husband who has been in prison for about seven months.

 

Speaking with our correspondent, the woman stated that she got to know of her pregnancy after her husband has been sent to jail.

 

Though she refused to disclose the nature of the offence that led her husband to jail, Aminat said her husband was doing aluminium work before he had the problem.

 

She explained that she was happy when she learnt that the three boys were hale and hearty, saying the condition of her husband added sadness to her joy.

 

“I was sad the day I was told that I was carrying three children. I have been managing and coping. My sadness increased when I was told that one of the children is bending. I was told that I won’t be able to deliver the baby myself except with a Caesarean Section (CS). I was not happy since then. I was afraid because this is my firstborn.

 

“The day I was asked to come for the operation, there was no money to deposit. The family of my husband have spent so much on their son. They didn’t have money. My family also did not have money.

 

“It was as if people helped us to collect alms so that we can make deposits for the operation. We were able to deposit N30,000 out of N70,000 they asked us to deposit.”

 

The mother of three lamented that she could not afford the medicine prescribed for her and the hospital bill has not been settled.

 

She explained that she has learnt how to sell medicine at a chemist but could not raise money to start her shop.

 

The mother of the triplet appealed to philanthropists in the country to help her with the payment of the hospital bills and the medicine prescribed for her by the Doctor.

 

Efforts to speak with the management of the hospital in Ede proved futile as a Nurse on duty said only the Doctor can speak to the press.

 

She said the remaining balance of the hospital would be made known to the woman when she is ready and fit to go home.

 

The Sun Nigeria

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