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The Itinerary of Abba Kyari between March 14th till date and Contacts Details

Malam Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to president Muhammadu Buhari who is positive to Coronavirus after his return from Germany on March 14th participated in several state functions and unofficial engagements that attracted prominent personalities.

Just before he tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19) yesterday, he had attended events involving President Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, many governors, ministers and other top government functionaries before the result of the test.

Upon arrival on March 14, Kyari attended the wedding of the son of the Inspector General of Police, Muhammad Adamu.

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote were among top dignitaries that graced the wedding.

At the meeting of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) with President Buhari on March 16th, Kyari was also there and group photographs were taken.

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According to Daily Trust, the meeting was attended by 16 out of the 20 governors of the ruling party, including;

  • Babagana Zulum (Borno)
  •  Babajide Sanwo Olu (Lagos)
  •  Dapo Abiodun (Ogun)
  •  Godwin Obaseki (Edo)
  •  Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi)
  •  Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa)
  •  Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq (Kwara)
  •  Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa)
  •  Mohammed Sani (Niger)
  • Simon Lalong (Plateau)

 Others in attendance were;

  • Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo)
  •  Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano)
  •   Adegboyega Oyetola (Osun)
  •  Aminu Masari (Katsina)
  •  Hope Uzodinma(Imo)
  •  Inuwa Yahaya (Gombe)

Before the NEC meeting, Kyari had an encounter with the embattled National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole

On Tuesday, March 17th, the chief of staff led a delegation to the Bello family compound in Okene to commiserate with Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State over the death of his mother, Hajiya Hauwa’u Ozoho.

Members of the President’s delegation include;

  • Minister of Special Duties, Senator George Akume
  •  Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed
  •  Minister of State, FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani
  •  Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Zubair Dada
  • Senior Special Assistant to the President, Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu.

The same day, he attended a briefing session by the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) led by Professor Doyin Salami and took pictures with them.

The PEAC chaired by Prof. Salami is made up of;

  • Dr. Mohammed Sagagi, the vice chairman
  •  Prof. Ode Ojowu
  •  Dr. Shehu Yahaya
  •  Dr. Iyabo Masha
  •  Prof. Chukwuma Soludo
  •  Dr. Bismarck Rewane
  • Dr. Mohammed Adaya Salisu

President Buhari’s chief of staff was also in attendance at last week’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on March 18th . Inside the council’s chambers, his seat was not far from that of Boss Mustapha and Osinbajo.

On Thursday, March 19th, Kyari attended the inauguration of the National Humanitarian Coordination Committee (NHCC) chaired by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq and also took some photographs.

Members of the committee co-chaired by the National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd.) include;

  • The chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, ministers of defence, interior, justice;
  •  Minister of State Budget and Planning;
  •  Chief of Defence Staff
  •  Chief of Army Staff
  •  Chief of Naval Staff
  •  Chief of Air Staff
  •  Inspector General of Police
  •  Governor of Borno State
  • Governor of Adamawa State
  • Governor of Yobe State.

 Also, the committee members include; the Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps; Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service, United Nations Resident Coordinator, Permanent Secretary, FMHADMSD (Secretariat), Chairman, Non-Governmental Organization Forum, among others.

Abba Kyari is reportedly on self-isolation at his residence at the Defence House, Maitama, but might be moved to another facility for extensive medical care.

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PRESIDENT BUHARI RECEIVES THE LETTER OF GRATITUDE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF NYCN – AMB. SUKUBO SARA-IGBE SUKUBO, CHARGES SUKUBO TO SET UP SUPPORT CENTERS ACROSS NIGERIA.

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“The heights the great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night”, opines Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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Today, history has again been made in the Youth Constituency as the President of the National Youth Council of Nigeria – Amb. Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo, in the company of some past Presidents and NEC members of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, held a closed door meeting with the Honorable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Hon. Sunday Dare, at the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development. Present at the meeting include the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Gabriel Tanimu Aduda, the Director Press and other Directors of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.

WhatsApp Image 2020-08-06 at 5.00.23 PMThe President of NYCN, Amb. Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo, in his speech eulogized the Honorable Minister as a digital and innovative Minister who works round the clock to better the development of the entire Nigerian Youth.

Amb. Oladele John Nihi, the Hon. Commissioner of PYU and Past President of NYCN, thanked the Hon. Minister for his innovative prowess and urged him to keep on making giant strides in the Youth development. He also reiterated the need for the ministry to be the galvanizing point of all the Youth programmes and projects that are scattered in all other ministries, as the mother ministry of the Nigerian Youth.

In his Speech, the Honorable Minister, who just came back from the Presidential Villa after handing over the letter from Amb. Sukubo to President Buhari, conveyed the salutations of President Buhari to Amb. Sukubo.

WhatsApp Image 2020-08-06 at 5.00.22 PMThe Minister appreciated the gratitude gesture from the entire Nigerian Youth, through the National Youth Council of Nigeria, to him and to President Buhari for the establishment of the Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF). He reiterated the commitment of this administration in championing the development and welfare of the Youth of Nigeria.

“This administration, through the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, will do everything possible to keep Nigeria Youth meaningfully and gainfully busy. The overall development and upliftment of the Nigerian Youth is our priority. In fact, in the next ten to fifteen years, Nigeria will no longer pride in her oil but in the proficiency, efficiency and innovations of her creative Youth.

The Hon. Minister used the opportunity to break another good news to the Youth Constituency of Nigeria. According to him, aside the Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF), another mindblowing and stunning initiative for the development of the Nigerian Youth will be deliberated upon by next week. In his words, “it is something that will gladden the hearts of the entirety of the Nigerian Youth and put them in the front agenda of this country.”

In the light of the forthcoming projects, the Honorable Minister charged the President of National Youth Council of Nigeria, Amb. Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo, to set up support centers across the country. The Support Centers will serve as “a go-between” for the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and the Nigeria Youth at the grassroots. The support centers will be the centers of inquiry for the Nigerian Youth, regarding the various projects that will be rolled out by the Ministry.

Toeing the good thread of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), the Speaker of the Nigerian Youth Parliament (NYP), accompanied by some of his Excos, extended gratitude gesture to the Hon. Minister and President Buhari, in appreciation for the Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF). At the end of the visit, the Hon. Minister had a photo section with NYCN and NYP.

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FIGHR TO TRAIN VOLUNTEERS ON GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

By Millicent Umoru-O

The Federation of International Gender and Human Right (FIGHR) a Division of the Maternal Care Project of United Nations (UN) Women Gambia, New York held its 2020 cohort Fellowship on Gender Based and Human Rights Violence (GBV) Advocacy program.

Gistflash gathered that the fellowship which is the first of its kind will be a joint venture, focusing on the development of the Global Ambassador Program as offered by Global Minds Connect (GMC) and Peer Advocacy Education Program as offered within FIGHR. This cohort offers to assist GMC and their pledge to educate and embark on ‘‘One Million Ambassadors’’ to help eradicate GBV and governing bodies of the African Union, ECOWAS and the United Nations in their effort of ending Gender Based Violence, internationally.

The Founder and Lead Advocate, FIGHR, Dr Ameena Ali, during the FIGHR 2020 Gender Based Violence Advocacy Fellowship organized to raise Global Youth Ambassadors said the mission of the fellowership, amongst others is to make sure there is a voice for all those affected by Gender based violence. Adding that the vision is to be a solution to GBV and empower the younger generations with education and knowledge in eradicating GBV.

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Dr. Ameena said the inaugural meeting is to introduce the participants and also give an insight on what the 12 weeks training will entail.

adding that, the training will all be done virtually and after the training, participants will be certified as well as become Ambassadors for Gender Based Violence in their countries.

The virtual meeting featured participants from different countries, including Nigeria, Ghana, India, South Sudan, Afganistan etc.

She urged all to take the 12 weeks training seriously so as to be able to teach and advocate for the eradication of Gender Based Violence in their various countries. She noted that, a certificate will be issued at the end of the training

According to Dr. Ameena, after the 12 weeks training, Ambassadors will be required to go out and teach, enlighten as well as help people in both urban and rural areas to know more about Gender Based Violence and assist in eradicating it.

She further stated that the certificate will facilitate the registration of Non Governmental organisation (NGOs) and Community Service Organisations (CSOs), as that will help the ambassadors reach out to the needed audience. The training which started on 4th of August, 2020 will run till October 2020.

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Fire Razes Popular Market in Ajman, United Arab Emirates (Video)

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A large fire broke out on Wednesday evening at a market in the emirate of Ajman in the United Arab Emirates, according to local media reports and a source present at the scene.

The witness told Reuters the fire, which was earlier reported by The National and Gulf News newspapers, was being tackled by emergency services.

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Local officials could not immediately be reached for comment or confirmation, and no statements were carried by state media.

This comes few hours after the Beirut fire outbreak that claimed over a hundred lives.

As at the time of filing this report, the cause of the fire outbreak isn’t known yet.

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