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Trafficking : ICMPD trains teacher – trainers in North-East



Trafficking: ICMPD trains teacher-trainers in North East

By Baba Yakubu Yola

Training for select teacher-educators from Colleges of Education in North East has commenced to facilitate the rollout of Trafficking in Persons (TIP) infused curricular.

Speaking at the opening ceremony in Yola on Tuesday, Ms Mojisola Sodeinde, the Head, International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) said the training was for master trainers from colleges of education on the TIP issues mainstreamed into the Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE).

Sodeinde, represented by Mathias Esene, the Project Officer, ICMPD, said the programme would be implemented in collaboration with the National Agency for the prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and other relevant organizations.

“The ICMPD is supporting NAPTIP to achieve its mandate of combatting Trafficking in Persons (TIP) in Nigeria.

“As part of its continued support to the fight against TIP, ICMPD is collaborating with National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) to mainstream TIP issues into the NCE minimum standards.

“Adamawa is designed to train teacher-educators in COEs within Northeast on the use of the new NCE minimum standards, which has mainstream TIP into teachers’ curriculum.

“The training will also serve to sensitise teachers on menace of TIP in Nigeria and their role in combatting the scourge in the Nigeria school system.

“This training of trainers’ workshop is organised under the framework of FMM West Africa Project funded by the European Union and ECOWAS Commission implemented by ICMPD,” he said.

Sodeinde said similar training was going on simultaneously in Kano for teachers in Northcentral, while training for other zones had already been done.

In their remarks, the representatives of NAPTIP, Mr Arinze Orakwue, that of NCCE, Dr Sam Ogwuobi, and that of Ministry of Education, Mrs Ann Anwuzie, reiterated the commitment of their organisations to ensure the success of the project.

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Service Chiefs Arrived Maiduguri in Preparation to President Buhari Visit to Borno



Service chiefs arrived Maiduguri in preparation to President Buhar’ visit to Borno

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Chief of Defense Staff (CDS),General Lucky Irabor, the Chief of Arny Staff ( COAS), Major General Faruk Yahaya,, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal, Isiaka Anao Chief of Naval , (CNS), Auwal Gambo Staff, Rear Admiral and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Usman Baba Alkali were in Maiduguri to discuss security situation in the Northeast. in preparation to the President Muhammadu Buhari visit to Borno

On arrrival of the service Chiefs they proceeded straight to the headquarters Joint Tasks force Operation Hadin Kai where they went into closed door meeting that lasted for over 2 hours.

The President during the visit is expected to address the troops of Northeast Joint Task Force, Operation Hadin Kai at the Maimalari Cantonment

Speaking in an interview with newsmen shortly after the close door meeting, the Chief of Defense Staff, General Lucky Irabor said assured Nigerians that the military is determined to end the Boko Haram insurgency.

The reason why we are here to re-strategize and address the problems facing the troops

Chief of Defence Staff led Service Chiefs and Inspector General of Police to headquarters Theatre Command ahead of President Buhari’s visit.

The CDS said their visit to the Theatre is to strategize and address the security problems facing the people of the Northeast and the entire country, adding that ,the greatest challenge before the military and other security agencies is how to restore peace in the entire region, and stressed the need for collaborative effort to end the crisis.

In welcome address, before the close door session,, the acting Theatre Commander Joint Taskforce Operation Hadin Kai Major General Felix Omoigui said that the Theatre had recorded numerous success which led to economic activities to thrive in many liberated areas of the northeast.

The Chief of Defence Staff was accompanied on the visit by Chief of Army Staff, Major General Farouq Yahaya, Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao, Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Auwal Gambo, Inspector General of Police Usman Alkali, Chief of Defence Intelligence, Principal Staff Officers from Defence and Service Headquarters.

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Just in: Former Special Adviser to president Jonathan, Ali Gulak Assassinated



Just in: Former special adviser to president Jonathan, Ali Gulak assassinated

By Daily Hint News

Former special adviser to president Goodluck Jonathan on politics, Ali Gulak has reportedly been assassinated by unknown gunmen in Owerri, the capital of IMO State.

Confirming the sad incident to our reporter, a former classmate of the slain politician who is also a PDP stalwart in Adamawa State, Dr. Umar Ardo said, “I just confirmed the sad and gruesome murder of my friend and classmate, the former special adviser political to president Goodluck Jonathan.”

According to Ardo, Gulak was assassinated in the night by yet to be identified gunmen in Owerri.

Gulak was a one time speaker of Adamawa State house of assembly and former special assistant to the vice president.

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Army Confirms Death of COAS, General Attahiru in Kaduna Plane Crash



Army confirms death of COAS, General Attaihiru in Kaduna plane crash

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Nigerian Army has on Fruday confirmed the death of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt General Ibrahim Atahiru who died in a plane crash in Kaduna .

The Army in a statement signed by its Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, said.

Army Confirms death of COAS, Lt. Gen Attahiru in Plane Crash,he said ” the Nigerian Army regrets to announce the passing away of its Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru . The sad event occurred following an air crash in Kaduna which also claimed the lives of 10 other officers including the crew”

The statement said “the COAS was en-route Kaduna from Abuja on Friday, 21 May, 2021 when the unfortunate incident happened.”

“Details of the sad incident and burial arrangements will be communicated soon”, General yerima added.

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