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JCI Ikeja Gets Kudos From Road Safety, LASTMA on Defensive Campaign

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The Ikeja Local Organisation of Junior Chamber International JCI has been commended for sensitizing unit members of the Ikeja branch of the National Union of Road and Transport Workers on the global best practices of using the roads and safe driving.

The commendations were given by the Unit Head of Special Marshals, Federal Road Safety Corp Ojota Unit Command, Route Commander, Ande Apollo.

Apollo said that the defensive driving campaign organized by the JCI Ikeja goes a long way, saying that speaking with members of the NURTW will bring more knowledge to them on how to maintain their cars and use the road.

“Once a message of sensitization of this nature is sent out with a continuous reminder, there would be a change of attitude,

They would be more conscious and more self-aware of their safety and the safety of other road users. It is believed that most people who use the road are commercial drivers, Programs like this will give commercial drivers a rethink on reasons why they should obey road traffic regulations to ensure road safety”, Appollo explained.

Also speaking during the sensitization program, Grand Chairman, Ikeja branch of NURTW, Comrade Isiaka Apena applauded the initiative of JCI Ikeja for bringing the sensitization program to them.

Apena said that the seminar is good and very important to them, saying that it should be frequent for them can keep enlightening their drivers on how and why they should obey road traffic rules for the safety of their lives and other road users and ensure road safety.

He then called on the government at different levels to support them alleviate the challenges they are going through.

In his words, Apena said that there should be assistance from the government to the transport sector, especially the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).

He pointed that the vehicle they are using is bad, and there should be a form of assistance from the government to subsidies; probably to collect their old vehicles and get them new vehicles and they pay installmentally.

“Government should do something to assist the drivers because it is a means of income for the drivers and this would make transportation better. The Government should render financial assistance to the transport sector at least to aid the purchase of the new vehicles”, Apena begged.

Explaining why the campaign was organized, President, JCI Ikeja, – Tricia Inalu explained that what informed the defensive driving campaign seminar was to sensitize the public transport drivers on the best ways to use the roads and to reduce the road the accident that happen on daily basis.

She quoted the Nigerian Bureau of statistics that between 2013 and 2019, saying that over 5000 deaths are been recorded annually.

“Very recently February this year, a Vanguard report states that an average of 4 persons dies every 6 hours, an average of 15 persons die daily, and in a month over 400 people die, these figures are alarming, these are people who are breadwinners, who have dependents and this affects the family, the home front and even our economy”, Inalu explained.

As a leadership organization that Junior Chamber International is, we lookout for problems and opportunities where we can promote development and create value for our communities.

“This has become very necessary as we have realized that we cannot leave this to the government because we are the government, we are the ones that can talk to ourselves to do things right and that is why we are on this sensitization campaign”, she said.

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OAP SLEEKY DAMIAN SET TO HOSTS ‘PAD A PAL’ HUMANITARIAN/CHARITY EVENT AUGUST 6th  

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Award Winning on-Air personality and Celebrity MC, Sleeky Damian will host “PAD A PAL” Charity Ball at Kakanfo Inn and Conference Centre on August 6, 2021 featuring performers, entertainers, speakers, attendees, philanthropists.
The Charity ball/humanitarian event will attract dignitaries from all walks of life. Tickets are not sold at the event as all entries at the ball are free. However, we encourage all attendees to give generously. For those who wish to support or donate before the event, the account number (0178850019, FCMB, Adebunmi Damian Adegoke) has been supplied for your input towards the event.

 

The Event is poised to raise a couple of millions of naira for the foundation network to be launched whose objective is aimed at solving reproductive health issues among female teens. Enlightenment campaigns and sensitization will be carried out across different secondary schools in Ibadan and its environs by a team of our medical experts.
All your contributions are worthy of the celebrations and joy at the Ball. If for some reason, you cannot attend, please send in your donations to the account number provided above. Also, someone can attend the ball instead of you with your pass.

 

Life becomes meaningful when the world unites to make it a better place for all; words of admonition from one of our attendees Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin, Speaker, 9th Oyo Assembly.

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BREAKING: FBI INDICTMENT: IGP SUSPENDS DCP ABBA KYARI, INAUGURATES 4-MAN PANEL FOR INVESTIGATION

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Sequel to the level of the numerous allegation of corruption leveled against super cop DCP Abba Kyari by the FBI over his involvement in taking funds from Celebrity fraudster Abass Olorunwa known as Hushpuppi, The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc has recommended the immediate suspension of DCP Abba Kyari, the Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), from the Service of the Nigeria Police Force, pending the outcome of an ongoing internal investigation touching on him.

 

The IGP, in his letter to the Police Service Commission, dated 31st July, 2021, noted that the recommendation for the suspension of the officer is in line with the internal disciplinary processes of the Force. The IGP further noted that the suspension is also expected to create an enabling environment for the NPF Special Investigation Panel to carry out its investigations into the weighty allegations against DCP Abba Kyari without interference. The suspension is without prejudice to the constitutional presumption of innocence in favour of the officer.

The Special Investigation Panel (SIP), comprising four (4) Senior Police Officers, is headed by DIG Joseph Egbunike, the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID). The SIP, inter alia, is to undertake a detailed review of all the allegations against DCP Abba Kyari by the US Government as contained in relevant documents that have been availed the NPF by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The SIP is also to obtain a detailed representation of DCP Abba Kyari to all the allegations leveled against him, conduct further investigations as it deems fit, and submit recommendations to guide further actions by the Force Leadership on the matter.

Meanwhile, the IGP has reaffirmed the commitment of the Force to the Rule of Law and assured the public of the sanctity of the probe as well as the absolute respect for the rights and privileges of the officer throughout the period of the investigations.

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NAS tackles NBC over censorship of Media

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The National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) has kicked against what it called “blatant assault on press freedom” by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). The organisation declared that the directive by the regulatory body to Television and Radio stations not to “divulge” details of bandits, kidnappers and terrorists during Newspaper Reviews is unconstitutional as it violates freedom of expression of citizens and seeks to prevent the press from performing its duties enshrined in Section 22 of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution (as amended) to hold government accountable on behalf of the people.

The NAS Capoon, Mr Abiola Owoaje in a statement titled: “NBC’s Bullying of the Media Unacceptable” stated that the regulatory body by its latest action wants to suppress press freedom and restrict access of information to Nigerians.

According to Owoaje, NBC by the directive intends to criminalise journalism and prevents victims of terrorism, banditry and other associated crimes from getting justice.

“The National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) notes with considerable concern the sudden brazenness, repressive instincts and open partisanship being exhibited by the NBC in the interpretation of its regulatory remit in recent times. We unequivocally condemn these unethical attempts by the NBC to browbeat radio and television stations, and other organs of the Press, in a desperate bid to cow the Press.
Besides, we cannot find any justification for the bizarre NBC
directive; even on the hackneyed excuse of a security necessity, other than to
keep Nigerians in the dark about the uncomfortable reality of the insurgency
and the seeming inability of the security agencies to halt the spate of
insecurity across the country,” he said.

Owoaje stated further that contrary to what the security agencies would want Nigerians to believe, ferocious attacks on insurgents, kidnappers, killer herdsmen and bandits continue unabated in the country.
“We implore the executive arm of government to rein in the NBC to desist from its overt clampdown on press freedom.

The NBC should withdraw its illegal directive as it is unhelpful and counterproductive to the fight against insecurity in the country. Rather than see the media as the enemy, the media should be seen as a patriotic partner that can rally Nigerians to support the efforts of the government in tackling the myriad of security challenges afflicting our country. A free and unfettered press makes democracy thrive and is not merely a liberal indulgence. This is what Nigerians need. This is what we demand. We reject the shackles the NBC wants to foist on the media,” the statement added.

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