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Youth Summit: Ex-UNIBEN Students’ Union Spokesman, Ehiabhi Goodnews leads LOC

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•Mr. Ehiabhi Goodnews (right) in a warm handshake with clerk to the Nigerian Youth Parliament, Mr. Hassan Ibrahim Mohammed (left).

A former Spokesman of the University of Benin’s Students’ Union, Mr. Ehiabhi Goodnews, has been appointed into the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the forthcoming Nigerian Youth in Governance Summit.

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CAMPUS GIST reports that Goodnews, who served as the UNIBEN Students’ Union Public Relations Officer between 2017 – 2018, made it to the LOC as “Lead Consultant” for the summit.

•Ehiabhi Goodnews (left) with one of the LOC members (right).
The youth summit slated for November 2022, in Abuja, is being organised by the Nigerian Youth Parliament (NYP) secretariat under the Clerk to the National Assembly.

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According to the organisers, the essence of the summit is to prepare the youth for future leadership roles, while appealing to leaders of political parties in power at the federal and state levels to make governance youth friendly.

•Ehiabhi Goodnews (left) with Mr. Charles Olufemi (right).
“The planned summit will be one without political or partisan colouration. It will be one that will further unite Nigerian Youth for paradigm shift in leadership and national development”, the NYP Clerk said.

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The Nigerian Youth Parliament (NYP) is under the tutelage of the National Assembly, Abuja and funded by the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development.

•LOC inauguration in session.
NYP prides itself as a “non-partisan umbrella body for the Nigerian Youths” created in compliance with the United Nations Charter on Youths Development and in pursuant to the resolutions of the Commonwealth Head of Governments meeting in the Republic of Malta, 2005 as a platform through which their voices could be heard on government policies that affect them directly.

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The youth parliament is a legislative and developmental training institution created to help strengthen, reinforce, and consolidate efforts in empowering young people through meaningful youth representation in driving Nigeria’s developmental agenda.

•From left: Ehiabhi Goodnews, SSA to the Speaker of House of Representatives on Humanitarian Affairs, Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the LOC.
Meanwhile, the LOC was on Friday jointly inaugurated at the National Assembly, Abuja, by Clerk to the National Assembly, Mr. Ojo Amos Olatunde and Clerk to the Youth Parliament, Mr. Hassan Ibrahim Mohammed.

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Commenting, Mr. Ehiabhi Goodnews, who said the development marked “a new phase in the governance of our Nation”, said the LOC will work side-by-side with the Nigerian Youth Parliament secretariat.

•Ehiabhi Goodnews (right) with Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the LOC.
“We do solemnly promise that we will move everything in our arsenal to organize a summit that will further bring our people together and not divide us. A summit that will capture all interest in the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the diaspora,” he said.

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“We will organize a Summit that will be void of political coloration and focus on engaging our people on governance conversation,” Mr. Goodnews added.

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Elderly Woman Falls On Her Knees To Pray For Peter Obi In Jos Rally

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As political campaigns for the 2023 general elections commenced on Wednesday, a elderly woman has been captured praying for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, during a solidarity rally held in Jos, Plateau State.

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The Director-General of the Obi-Datti Campaign organization, Doyin Okupe, in a tweet on Wednesday disclosed that the LP candidate and his vice, Datti Baba Ahmed, will attend the Jos rally although the party is yet to commence campaigns officially.

”Today in Jos, HE Peter Obi & his running mate Datti-Ahmed, will honour an invitation from the Middle Belt forum to attend a solidarity rally. We are yet to commence our own campaigns.

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To comfort our students, We urge the FG to quickly resolve the lingering ASSU Crisis,” the tweet read.

Amongst persons seen at the venue to welcome the LP flag bearer was an elderly woman on her knees in the midst of other supporters praying for Peter Obi at the Rwang Pam Stadium Jos, Plateau state.

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UNIBEN releases post-UTME, DE screenings date

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The University of Benin has fixed dates for its Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and Direct Entry screenings for 2022/2023 session.

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The university in a notice by its Registrar, Ademola Bobola on Wednesday in Benin, said the exercise would hold between Nov. 14 and 25.

Bobola said the screening would be conducted in designated centres at the Ugbowo main campus of the institution, using the Computer Based Test mode.

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“Only candidates who applied through JAMB for the 2022/2023 UTME and Direct Entry admission and chose the University of Benin as First Choice and scoring 200 and above for UTME candidates are eligible for this screening exercise,” the registrar said.

Bobola, however, referred admission seekers to the institution to the university’s official website.

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Presidency denies authorising Katsina security outfit to carry arms

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The Presidency has denied that any state has been issued authorisation to procure automatic weapons for its security outfit.

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Last week, Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu had accused the Federal Government of bias in refusing to allow the Western Nigeria Security Network Agency, also known as Amotekun Corps, to carry sophisticated firearms, while allegedly granting approval to the Katsina State security outfit to carry sophisticated firearms.

That was as the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba said that quasi-security outfits established by state governments have no legal basis to function during the 2023 general elections.

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In a statement on Tuesday, the Presidency said the possession of automatic weapons and AK-47 remains illegal in the country.

“The Presidency wishes to strongly assert that there is no state, not Katsina, not any other state in the federation, that has been authorized to procure automatic weapons for their security outfits,” the statement reads.

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“Under this administration, the President has repeatedly made it clear that nobody is allowed to illegally carry AK-47 or any other automatic weapons and that they must surrender them”.

The Presidency however said neither Katsina nor Ondo is allowed to purchase automatic weapons for security outfits.

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“Under the existing regulations, only the Office of the National Security Adviser can issue such authorization, upon proper clearance by the President and Commander-in-Chief and as it is at this moment, no such approvals have been issued to any state government.

“In the specific Katsina State often cited, the Governor, Aminu Bello Masari wrote to explain that the administration invited the Provost of the Civil Defence Training College in Katsina to train their vigilantes for a five-day period….

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“in the handling and operations of Pump Action Rifles,” emphasising that “the vigilantes were not trained to take over the responsibilities of the security agencies of the Federal Government of Nigeria but to assist them”.

The Presidency added that it “appreciates the active involvement of states with security matters. As they continue to expand their capabilities as well as their active collaboration with law enforcement agencies of the federation, the joint efforts continue to yield good results, thwarting attempts of terrorists to wreak havoc and destruction on communities”.

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President Muhammadu Buhari was quoted as saying he has received reports “of acts of utmost bravery and professionalism” by operatives of state security outfits.

“He thanked them for their alertness that is helping to defeat nefarious plots against targets at grassroots levels”, the statement added.

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Furthermore, the Presidency called on leaders at various levels “to exercise restraint in their speech, even as we are in a political season”.

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