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COVID-19: NANS Wants Schools To Reopen

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NANS Schools To Reopen

COVID-19: NANS Wants Schools To Reopen

National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has urged both federal and state governments to expedite action on reopening schools for academic activities, saying the continued closure of schools would have a negative impact on the students.

The leadership of the association also warned those parading themselves as NANS officials and issuing fake statements purportedly on behalf of the student body to desist from the act.

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NANS spoke yesterday, in a statement signed by its officials, including Kowe Odunayo Amos Coordinator, NANS Zone D; Akinteye  Babatunde , Chairman, NANS, Joint Campus Committee (JCC) Ondo axis; Bamgbose Tomiwa Chairman, NANS, JCC Ogun axis;  Busari AbdulQowiyy, Chairman, NANS JCC Lagos Axis; Agbogunleri Seun, Chairman, NANS JCC Osun Axis and Fadare Blessing, Chairman, NANS, JCC Oyo Axis.

NANS said the major interest of the vast majority of Nigerian students is to have schools reopened.

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Aisha Buhari Is a Voice Of Conscience Calling Politicians To Be Better –Tinubu

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All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, says wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, is a voice of conscience calling politicians to be their better selves.

He also said Mrs Buhari played an active role during the 2015 and 2019 elections and has continued to enrich the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), with her contributions.

Tinubu stated this on Thursday at the public presentation of the biography of Mrs. Aisha at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The book, “Aisha Buhari: Being different,” was written by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs, Dr Hajo Sani.

Tinubu, a former Lagos State governor, chaired the occasion on Thursday.

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He said, “Given the First Lady’s achievement, no one can reasonably question the role of a First Lady any longer. Remember that there were those who argued that the constitution does not assign any official role to the First Lady. With Mrs Dr Aisha Buhari, their concerns have been forever laid to rest.

“First lady has played an uplifting, unifying role both in symbol and substance. She has been a voice of conscience calling us to be of our better self for the good of the nation and for the vulnerable among us.”

Buhari, who is currently in London for routine medical check-up, is not available for the presentation that attracted dignitaries from across the country.

He is, however, being represented by his Chief of Staff, Prof Ibrahim Gambari.

But currently gracing the event are Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; his wife, Dolapo.

Others attending are the Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege; and Mrs Folorunsho Alakija who is the Special Guest of Honour.

The royal fathers of the day are the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar; the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi; and the Egbere Emere Okori Eleme, King Appolus Chu.

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FRCN charged to enforce acceptable financial reporting in MDAs

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The Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, on Wednesday charged the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria to enforce the acceptable financial management and reporting standards in ministries, departments and agencies of government.

Idris also charged the FRCN to ensure that the globally accepted financial reporting standards were complied with by private entities across the country.

He disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja by the Director of Information, Press and Public Relations in the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, Henshaw Ogubike.

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The statement stated that Idris made this known while playing host to the leadership of the FRCN, led by the Acting Executive Secretary, Iheanyi Anyahara.

It read in part, “He (Idris) saluted the courage of the FRCN in its determination to ensure compliance with internationally acceptable financial management and reporting standards, and advised that enforcement of the policy should be holistic to ensure optimal compliance by public and private entities.”

The auditor-general also pledged that his agency would ensure the timely production of Federal Government’s general purpose financial statements.

He stated that in compliance with the extant rules and regulations guiding its operations, the Federal Government treasury had bridged the hitherto deficit in the production of the Federal Government’s financial statements. Idris was quoted as saying, “The Federal Government treasury will continue to implement strategies that will guarantee timely production of general purpose financial statements of the Federal Government.”

On the request by the FRCN for partnership and synergy with the OAGF, Idris noted that the initiative was apt and would among other things promote healthy and mutually beneficial working relationship between the two agencies.

He approved the constitution of a joint committee comprising officials of the FRCN and OAGF to work out modalities for the proposed partnership.

In his remarks, Anyahara said the FRCN would support the OAGF to ensure a seamless implementation of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards accrual basis of accounting for general purpose financial statement in Nigeria.

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Sports Festival Continues, FG Counters Edo Govt

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The Federal Government says activities at the ongoing National Sports Festival in Edo State will continue as planned.

This is against the earlier announcement by the Local Organising Committee that the festival will end abruptly 12noon on Thursday (today) over lack of fund.

FG made its position known in a by Ramon Balogun, Assistant Director Press. Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, on Thursday morning.

The statement read, “The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has clarified that the 20th National Sports Festival, Edo 2020, is going on as planned with competitions going on as scheduled.

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“The Ministry and the Main Organizing Committee for the festival are unaware of any plans or threat by the Edo State Government to shut down the sports festival as there has been no official meeting or communication that relayed such information.

“The Honorable Minister, Permanent Secretary and Directors are on ground in Benin City where the Festival is holding, and it is expected that the Edo State Government would formally invite the Ministry for a meeting should any urgency exist around the National Sports Festival or communicate officially with the Main Organizing Committee for the festival. The Ministry has no such communication.

“For the records, the Edo State government due to the cost implications of postponements occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic requested financial assistance from the Federal government through the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.

“The Ministry has since been at work to secure the financial assistance which it believes is being processed. The MYSD and EDSG are determined to deliver a successful National Sports Festival.” Edo State had raised the alarm over the Federal Government’s failure to provide fund 24 hours to the commencement of the festival.

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