Friday, 29 December 2017

2019: UN pledges support for Nigerian female politicians

By The UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) says it will support Nigerian female politicians vying for elective positions in the 2019 general elections.

The UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that there was the need to increase women participation in politics in Nigeria.

The UN women chief was at the Nigeria House where he met with the Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Bande and the Deputy Permanent Representative, Amb. Samson Itegboje.

Mlambo-Ngcuka had visited Nigeria in July alongside UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed to push ways to address the many challenges confronting girls and women in the country.

She said: “We also were in Nigeria to discuss the issue of women’s participation in politics.

“We were also in Nigeria for how we need to increase the number of women participation in politics in the next elections and the strategies to do that”.

According to her, the next step for UN Women in the area of women participation is helping to support the women who want to run in different parts of the country to prepare.

Mlambo-Ngcuka pledged the support of the UN women agency in this regard, saying the men do a lot to position themselves.

“So we will be working with other civil society,” the UN Women chief said.

According to her, she was at the Nigerian Mission to give the Ambassador feedback on the visit to Nigeria.

She added that the briefing also included the progress the UN Women was making in Nigeria and the progress that Nigeria was making at the time of the visit.

“We were able to renew our commitment to support girls that were affected by the abductions – the Chibok girls in particular.

“We were also able to look at the women and girls who were in the internally displaced persons’ camps and their conditions.

“This is to make sure that we address any violations of their rights that may happen. The government has already taken steps to address that, which we appreciate,” she said.

Mlambo-Ngcuka explained that the UN agency was also doing a lot in the area of women peace and security in general in the country.

“So it’s also supporting the different initiatives that government has in addressing the safety of women, including safe schools. So we were able to discuss the next steps.

She said the agency’s tactics was to join the activities of government to increase the awareness of the communities to what creates insecurity for the girls.

She added UN Women would also support the girls that had come back from Boko Haram abduction to de-stigmatise and to ensure their successful integration.

She commended Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for the way he handled the affairs of the country during the period he was in the saddle as the Acting President.

“When we were in Nigeria, we met with then Acting President and we really found each other on the same page and that’s why already we are seeing some follow-up.

“This includes the fact that he is a ‘HeForShe’ and he’s then committed to relaunching the ‘HeForShe’.

“We will relaunch the ‘HeForShe’ now with the President – Muhammadu Buhari,” the UN Women chief said.

‘HeForShe’ is a solidarity campaign for the advancement of women initiated by UN Women.

Its goal is to engage men and boys as agents of change by encouraging them to take action against negative inequalities faced by women and girls.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Nigerians Calling for Scrapping Of SARS Are Criminals - Police Spokesman

The Nigeria Police Force has refuted allegations that some officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad SARS have become unprofessional in their conducts. Nigerians using the harshtag, #EndSARS, are calling for the disbandment of SARS after many accounts of torture and extortion of innocent citizens by many SARS officials.

Reacting to the call for the ban of SARS, the spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, Jimoh Moshood, in an interview with The Cable said SARS has lived up to its function which is to fight robbery in states and that those that are complaining against the operations of the officers might just be armed robbers.

According to him, the police treats every complaint leveled against police officers seriously. "We do not take any infraction or violation of human right of any Nigerian likely. You know that so many police officers have been dismissed and even charged to court. So, Nigerians should not give in to insinuations from people that just come to the social media and start spreading falsehood.

Such people spreading such information may likely be armed robbers themselves. There is laid down rules for police procedures and any police officer that go beyond boundary to do something outrageous which is against the law is apprehended" he said

Speaking further he said "As we speak, SARS is doing fantastically well across the country in reducing incidents of robbery to the barest minimum. they are doing very, very well. There has not been any specific violation of human rights against any SARS personnel.

So anybody that is spreading such a rumour is not doing the nation any good. SARS has no excesses and when there is any, we do investigate. The call for SARS to be scrapped should be condemned by all well-meaning Nigerians. Anybody calling for their proscription is not doing the nation any good and such people should be suspected as having something to hide

SARS Imbroglio: Lagos CP Release Numbers To Report Any Erring Police Officer

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Ag.Cp  Edgal Imohimi, after careful perusal of the Punch Newspaper publication of December 4, 2017, titled " Mob chases SARS operatives for shooting Lagos youth", wishes to assure the general public that such an event did not happen in Yaba nor in any part of the State, neither was it reported at any police formation within Lagos State Police Command.

The Divisional Police Officers in charge of Yaba and Adekunle police stations in whose areas the killing purportedly took place, have jointly debunked the allegation as a ruse.

The Commissioner of Police therefore enjoined Lagosians to always take news concerning police activities emanating from social media platforms with a pinch of salt as some of them maybe diversionary or a ploy to incite members of the public against the Police.

In a similar vein, the Commissioner of Police also wishes to state that no young man was brutalized by SARS operatives in Lagos as alleged in some social media platforms nor did any young man report that he was brutalized to any of the Police formations under Lagos State Command.

The Commissioner of Police further encourage residents of Lagos to report  infringement of their rights by any police officer to the Citizens Complaint Centre, which he established on assumption of office by calling any of the following phone numbers, viz: 










SP. Chike Oti
Police Public Relations Officer,
Lagos State Police Command.

#ENDSARS: IGP Orders Immediate Reshuffle Of Special Anti Robbery Squad Nationwide

The Nigeria Police Force has observed the recent trends of event in the Social Media on the #ENDSARSNOW and the controversy being generated by the innuendos from the allegations and other misconceptions as it concerns the Operational roles and activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a detachment of the Nigeria Police Force.

Undoubtedly, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) have been doing very well in fighting violent crimes such as Armed Robbery, Kidnappings and Cattle Rustling in the country in the recent time and this has resulted in drastic reduction of incidents of the mentioned violent crimes nationwide.

However, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris NPM, mni concerned with public interest and the need to reposition the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) for more efficiency and effective service delivery to all Nigerians and ensure that the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operates based on International Core Value of Policing with integrity and make sure the rule of law prevails in the operations  and activities of the outfit, the IGP has directed the immediate re-organization of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) nationwide and instant investigation into all the allegations, complaints and infractions levelled against the personnel of the Special Anti Robbery Squad across the country by the IGP X-Squad of the Force.

In the new arrangement, a Commissioner of Police is now the overall head of the Federal Anti-Robbery Squad nationwide under the Department of Operations, Force Headquarters Abuja.

The Police Zonal Commands, State Commands and Divisions will continue to operate anti-crime units/sections, crime prevention and control squads and teams imperative to prevent and detect crimes and criminalities in their Area of Responsibilities, and other crack squads necessary to sustain law and order and protection of life and properties in their Area of responsibilities (AOR)

Federal Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) will now exist and operate in the State and Zonal Commands under the Commissioner of Police (F-SARS) at the Force Headquarters.  A Federal SARS Commander of a Rank of Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) and not below Superintendent of Police (SP) will be in charge of FSARS in State and Zonal Commands across the Country. All Commissioners of Police have been directed by the Inspector General of Police to comply with this directive with immediate effect and warn their personnel not to pose as SARS operatives. The IGP X-Squad has been mandated to go round the Commands and Police Formations nationwide to ensure strict compliance and apprehend any erring police officer. 

Furthermore, a new training program to be organized by the Force in collaboration with some Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Local and International NGOs, and other Human Rights Organizations on core Police Duties, Observant of Human Rights and Handling, Care and Custody of Suspects have been directed by the Inspector General of Police for all Federal SARS personnel nationwide with immediate effect.

However, aggrieved members of the public who have any complaint in the past or present of violation of their rights by any Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) personnel anywhere in the country are to report through any of the following channels for investigation and further actions

Friday, 10 November 2017


GOLDEN STARDOM "A Hub of IDEASis set to project the image of eight brands in Nigeria through football and exhibition. These brands include: Firstbank, Numatville Mega City, Tecno Mobile, Sahara Group, Dangote Group, Nigeria Police, Shoprite Nigeria and Pepsi Nigeria. The esteemed companies were selected based on their humanitarian services and positive impact on the economy of Nigeria between October 1st  2016 - October 1st 2017
The event is staged to evaluate the positive impact of these selected brands in Nigeria, as Nigerians decide the Brand of HOPE FOR NIGERIA 2017.                   
The football competition, tagged ‘NIGERIA'S GOLDEN INDEPENDENCE CUP & EXHIBITION’ is the second out of the three stages of NIGERIA'S GOLDEN ORATOR Project 2017, this tournament is billed to drive the movement of HOPE FOR NIGERIA. During the press conference held at Teslim Balogun Stadium, on October 18th, the stages as listed by Noble Eze Oluchukwu, head of the organizing committee, are: Presentation of Hope for Nigeria, Movement of Hope for Nigeria and Awards of Hope for Nigeria.  
Mr. Noble admonished "corporate brands in Nigeria to incorporate football into their corporate social activity, as it’s a swift means of activating their brands and reaching out to their consumers."
Selected as the official ambassador for this movement (corporate football game), is Mr. Sam Sodje, an ex-Super Eagles player, who will synergize with former Super Eagles players, Arise “O” Nigeria team, Investors and Sports Loving Organisations  for a ‘LIFE AFTER SPORTS PROJECT’, which involves scouting for young skilful players in Nigeria, as they stand the chance of being international footballers. This corporate football game serves as precursor of HOPE FOR NIGERIA.
Without doubt, this project is a leverage for corporate brands to extend their humanitarian services to their consumers, as these consumers identify with their choice of brand, for good recommendation and followership. It is a welcomed development, as philanthropic Nigerians support the person that would emerge NIGERIA'S GOLDEN ORATOR, through cash and kind.
Also, this is a golden opportunity for SMEs to sell and exhibit their products at the venue of the football game, while multinationals activate their brands through this golden idea initiated by NOBLE & GOLD Integrated Services Limited.
NIGERIA'S GOLDEN SPEAKERS OF HOPE, representing twenty sectors in Nigeria, will be at the "SPEAKERS LOUNGE" for MENTORSHIP, TRAININGS, SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS, POLISH & EXECUTION of Golden Business Ideas from highly Intellectual Nigerians.
Already, four brands have qualified to play at the semi-finals, scheduled to hold on 28th November 2017at AGEGE STADIUM, with many other activities scheduled for the day.  
The event leads to the Awards of HOPE FOR NIGERIA, which is scheduled for 15th December 2017at FOURPOINT HOTELS and will be attended by delegates from participating brands, Nigeria's Golden Speakers of Hope and invited dignitaries.
Bola Kougbe, a member of the committee, stated that next year’s edition will feature more brands from other sectors in Nigeria. “This is an initiative that gives opportunities to not just corporate brands, it also gives opportunity to the masses to express their opinion of the Nigerian economy. We believe that things will get better and the economy of Nigeria will in the nearest future meet up with international standards, which is why next year's edition will be bigger as more brands from various sectors of Nigeria will be participating. 

We believe that there is #hopefornigeria,” she said.

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Thursday, 9 November 2017

Ambassador For Humanity (South West), Amb. Gift Godwin Sets to Embark on a Massive Sensitization program on Entrepreneurship

The Newly Emerged Ambassador for Humanity South West,  endorsed by the Arise O Nigeria Empowerment Initiative, Amb. Gift Godwin is fully Set with her team to Embark on a Massive Youth & Women Sensitization program on Entrepreneurship Development across the South Western States kicking off from Lagos State.

The Theme of the program is:
“Campaign Against Social Vices And Encouraging Entrepreneurship Spirit Among Secondary School Students In the South West..

According to Amb. Gift  " The programme aims to sensitize Teenagers & Secondary school students to the reality that only around 10% of the Nigerian workforce has a wage or salary job, around 38% work in agriculture and the other 52% are either self employed, own a small business or are unemployed " and she with the support of the UN Endorsed NGO, Arise O Nigeria and other Supporters are determined to sensitize secondary school students getting them prepared for the future by steering their entrepreneurship spirit which would inreturn reduce the rate of unemployment through the facilitation of her entrepreneurship development and training programme.


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Thursday, 2 November 2017

Arise O Nigeria Honours 2 Presidential Candidates for Humanitarian Award.

Following massive nominations from fans and members of the public , 2 presidential candidates, Prof. M. Mustapha & Dr Helen Godswill Solomon were honored at the 2017 PAN Nigeria Humanitarian Ambassador Awards recognized by the united Nations..
Born on March 12, 1971, Prof. Chris Mustapha Nwaokobia Jnr is apassionate believer in the possibility of a world free of war, in the evolutionof a racism free universe and in the deepening of values needful for theenthronement of love, selflessness and service among citizens of the world.Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi, Rev. Martin Luther King Jnr, NelsonRolihlahla Mandela and late Chris Ikechukwu Nwaokobia Snr, allindividuals to who Prof. Chris is viscerally related to as a mentee. Like his mentors, Prof. Chris abhors violence and works hard andrelentlessly at birthing Nigeria as a nation where justice, equity andfairness are guaranteed for all persons regardless of class, creed or clan,and indiscriminate of religious or exclusionary affiliations.
 Chris Mustapha Nwaokobia Jnr has a Professorial Chair Honor is in Political Science as well as in Leadership and Public Administration. He is the initiator of COUNTRYFIRST (A Nigeria Redemption Movement). He is a lawyer in politics, a prolific writer, a columnist and a patriot.Recognized for his extraordinary oratory abilities: and uncanny grasp andanalysis of contemporary political and social issues. Prof. Chris Mustapha Nwaokobia Jnr: is a sort after, frequent invitee, to various news media and thought leadership forums.
He is the youngest Presidential Candidate in the history of Nigeria, having run for the office of President in 2011 at age 40. He has not given up on his unrepentant faith for the potentials that abound in the great Nigerian project.

He is a founder/initiator of various platforms promoting the unity and progress of Nigeria and a visible partner in the noble national initiative"The Nigeria Unity in Diversity Challenge."He is a recipient of numerous Socio-political and Humanitarian awards:and very actively engaged in the Arts, Charity and Human developmentinitiatives. Prof. Christopher Nwaokobia Jnr: is married with children and currently  resides in Lagos, Nigeria.
Dr Helen Ndidi Godswill Solomon is an Attorney, an accomplished author, Life coach, motivational speaker, property developer, business woman. Financial consultant with IML and Senior sales director with Mary Kay cosmetics. Mentoring, mobilizing, enriching and empowering women all over the world. 2015 Presidential flag bearer for the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN).

 Dr Helen Ndidi Godswill Solomon is an ordained minister. A humanitarian and spiritual leader. Doctor of Divinity and Bible studies. Director My Life Theological University. Atlanta Campus. Gifted with strong apostolic call for prayer in the nations, building prayer altars and facilitating prayers in cities, communities and nations for national unity.  She is the founder, leader, presiding apostle and president of Esther Generation. A nonprofit organization and apostolic training and resource center with headquarters in Atlanta and branches in various nations of the world. Through this organization, Dr Helen is impacting lives and transforming nations, rehabilitating African prostitutes in Europe and mentoring them into realizing their potentials while preparing and equipping them to be qualified for gainful employment in the society and their Godly ordained assignments.
Dr Helen is honoured and recognised for her outstanding role and contribution in women & youth development in Nigeria and Diaspora.

Dr Helen Ndidi Godswill Solomon represents the new and next generation of upcoming Nigeria’s political leaders who are free from deception, crimes, corruption and tribalism. An agent of reformation. Winner of the African Pastors Network world wide “2015 Over Achievers Award for outstanding work in global ministry and exemplary leadership role in political transformation”. Award winner of the West Africa regional magazine “African women promoting development, trade and businesses across the continent of Africa”. Cofounder of Divine empowerment and leadership foundation for Youths and women. A movement that mobilizes trains and equips female leaders and youths in preparation for national and global transformation.

Helen fondly called Mama HNG is a wife, mother of three biological children, mother to many spiritual children and mother of nations. Hails from Igho ogbe. Agbor Obi. Ika local government area. Delta state.
 The event was held in Asaba, Delta State on the 20th of October, 2017 to commemorate the UN World Poverty eradication day.