Experiences required to excel will be learnt on the job – Tony Ojukwu NHRC
Tony Ojukwu the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission said experience required to excel in one’s set goals will be gotten on the job and strengthened with further research and learning.
Ojukwu made this statement while addressing the Chairperson and Members of the Commission’s Governing council at their ongoing retreat in Abuja.
Ojukwu outlined the issues to be addressed in the retreat as structure & strategy, institutional and procedural framework, performance improvement and reforms, human right promotion and agenda setting.
Bandits’ attack: NDA commandant briefs Reps
The Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Major General Ibrahim Yusuf, has briefed the House of Representatives Committee on Defence on the recent attack by suspected bandits on the academy.
The attack which happened on the 24th of August had two officers killed and one abducted.
The briefing was done behind closed doors, as the commandant said that the documents to be presented to the committee members were classified.
Yusuf who had before the meeting went into closed doors, said he would brief the committee on the ongoing effort of the military to rescue the abducted officer.
He said that the Chief of Defence Staff, Lt Gen. Lucky Irabor had visited the scene of the attack the day it happened, adding that many other serving and retired military officers also visited.
The Committee Chairman, Babajimi Benson asked journalists present to leave but said the committee would ask questions about efforts being made to rescue the abducted officer.
12 Killed as Gunmen attack Kaduna Community
No fewer than 12 people have been killed after an attack by unknown gunmen in Peigyim village, near Kibori at Atyap Chiefdom in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna State, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the attack in a statement on Monday. He explained that the gunmen invaded the community on Sunday night and opened fire on the residents, leading to the death of 12 locals. While two residents who were injured at the attack were taken to the hospital and security operatives subsequently deployed to the area.
In his reaction, Governor Nasir El-Rufai condemned the attack and condoled with the grieving families of the victims. He also prayed for the repose of the souls of the departed and wished those injured a quick recovery.
Kaduna is one of the states in the North-West and North-Central that have been caught up in violence.
Though the Federal Government has warned that paying ransoms would lead to more kidnappings, authorities in some states have tried to negotiate amnesty deals to stop the attacks.
IPOB: Uzodinma meets Air Force boss and vows to flush out bad eggs
The Governor of Imo State Hope Uzodinma, has vowed to flush out unrepentant bad eggs from the state. This was made known in a Facebook post after a meeting with Air Vice Marshal Frank Okpara
Since the return of IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu to detention in Nigeria, separatists allegedly ordered a sit-at-home on every Monday in South-East States of Nigeria.
Giving an update of the meeting, the governor said that in furtherance to collaboration with security agencies for an improved security network across the state and other services, he had an interactive session with Air Vice Marshal Frank Okpara who came on an official visit to the State.
Nigerian Army develop Satellite Communication Vehicle.
In a bid to strengthen and reposition the Nigerian Army for better service delivery, the Nigerian Army Cyber Warfare Command has developed a satellite communication vehicle.
Presenting the vehicles to the Chief of Army on Monday at the Chief of Army Staff Second and Third Quarter Conference, the Commander Cyber Warfare Command, Brigadier General A. Adamu said the vehicles have command and control setup, quick internet set up, voice over internet protocol and surveillance
ICSAN set to brainstorm on AfCFTA at annual conference
The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) is set to brainstorm on the developmental issues around the African Continental Free Trade Area at its 45th annual conference and dinner.
At the pre-conference briefing in Lagos, The Vice President, ICSAN, Mrs Funmi Ekundayo, said the conference theme, “African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and National Development, Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities,” is now very topical and critical to the economic success of the nation and continent in general, therefore, needs to be consistently discussed for better understanding.
The keynote address was delivered by Prof. Akin Oyebode, Professor of International Law and Jurisprudence while Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, was the conference Chairman. #
ON THE FOREIGN SCENE
Biden to address UN General Assembly first time as president
The President of the United States of America Joe Biden will address the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week for the first the time as U.S president.
The White House said on Monday that Biden would travel to New York on Tuesday next week to speak at the assembly’s General Debate.
Biden since taking office has relied increasingly on multilateralism and working together with other countries.
Leaders from more than 80 countries are expected to speak in person in New York, in contrast to 2020, when the General Assembly was largely conducted virtually because of Covid 19.
The coronavirus pandemic, including the issue of vaccinations, and climate change are among the key topics expected to be discussed at this year’s General Assembly.
Chelsea vs Zenit: Kante, Pulisic out as Blues begin Champions League defence
Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that both N’Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic are ruled out of Wednesday’s Champions’ League group stage opener with Zenit St Petersburg because of injury.
The duo will be closing in on a return, with Tuchel hoping to have Kante back for selection against Tottenham on Sunday, but their German head coach admitted that tomorrow’s Champions League tie will come too soon for the pair to be involved.
The Chelsea boss revealed that Pulisic did not train with the squad today but did explain how next few days of work will look like for French midfielder Kante.