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Musawa, Ned Nwokolo, Runsewe to grace 1914 exhibition, trade fair forum

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Musawa, Ned Nwokolo, Runsewe to grace 1914 exhibition, trade fair forum

By: Michael Mike

The Minister of  Arts, Culture and Creative Economy, Hannatu Musa Musawa is expected to grace the unveiling and grand opening of the Nigeria 1914 exhibition, trade fair and business – economic forum

The exhibition which is the second edition has been slated for 1st to 14th October in Abuja.

Other prominent Nigerians expected to attend the unveiling of the 14 day programme include: Senator Ned Nwoko, the Director General of the National Council of Art and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe,  the Director General of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism, Alhaji Nura Kangiwa. 

Three regional festivals are also to be celebrated in the course of the event. 

Prince Arthur Eze is expected to unveil the Ofala week.

Mr. Akin Laniyi, the Project Director also said participants are expected from abroad.

Laniyi, a renowned producer also added that the event Presents “Nigeria’s diverse opportunities, potential and heritage on the global stage as theme of the event, Nigeria @1914 exhibition, trade fair and business forum is a government partnered educational exhibition of pictures, portraits, artifacts and paintings based on Nigeria’s history, milestones, icons & culture from the 1914 amalgamation and through the 1960 independence to more recent times, a trade fair showcasing the best of Nigeria’s endowments and diversity from different states and regions of the country and a business – economic forum where delegates and dignitaries from diverse sectors of the economy will interact and proffer world class cutting edge solutions that will envision Nigeria among the very best.”

He explained that having held the last exhibition at Transcorp Hilton with the collaboration of the Transcorp Hilton Abuja, “the Exhibition, Trade Fair and Business Forum are a combined platform  to foster  both private and public sectors of our economy. Against the backdrop of celebrating our heritage and reflecting on our history on Independence day,  the event seeks to present Nigeria’s great potential and diverse opportunities state by state, institution by institution in a world class venue to a diverse audience for fourteen days starting on independence day the 1st of October 2023. 

“The grand opening of the trade fair is scheduled for the 3rd of September.

 Laniyi said he envisioned the event  to provide a memorable experience by the Jabi lake for exhibitors and attendees. The exhibition, trade fair and forum are hosted on this occasion with the support of the Jabi lake mall known especially for it’s lake side beauty,  location and prime  destination for the diplomatic community, business class and diverse internationally recognised global brands. 

“The independence day cultural village set up alongside the trade fair arena by the shores of the lake will be a beehive of daily entertainment hosting comedians and diverse entertainers for fourteen days.

 The exhibition is scheduled to be taken through cities of the world including  Paris, Kuala Lumpur, Berlin,  Sydney, New York and Beijing bu 2024. 

He said you plan is to first stage the exhibition round major cities in Nigeria including Abuja, Port Harcourt and Lagos.

The Exhibition, Trade fair and Forum will be hosting guests  and dignitaries  including the following,  past and present Leaders, foreign attendees, the diplomatic community, the Business class, small and medium enterprises, political class, academics, general Public and the 
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Potiskum market: Gadodomasun Fika seeks Governor Buni’s intervention

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By: Yahaya Wakili

Gadodomasun Fika Emirate Council in Yobe State, Alhaji Abdullahi Garba Alele, has appealed to His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Yobe State, Hon. Mai Mala Buni CON, to intervene in the construction of the Potiskum modern market.

“I will not forget the first tenure of His Excellency. During his campaign, we went round all of Yobe State, rural and urban, and he made promises to the people of Potiskum town, a modern market, because Potiskum is a center of commercial business in Yobe State. And by the grace of God, His Excellency has fulfilled his campaign promises.

Alhaji Abdullahi Garba Alele, who is also the former chairman of the NARTO Potiskum local government chapter, made the call in Potiskum while speaking to Newsmen on the one year of the second tenure of His Excellency, Governor Mai Mala Buni CON.

Abdullahi Garba Alele further said that His Excellency Governor Buni laid the foundation stone for the construction of modern markets in Damaturu, Potiskum, Gashu’a, Nguru, Geidam, and Buni Yadi, and by the grace of God, all these modern markets have been completed and commissioning, and people have occupied them and businesses have raked off inside.

“But our own for Potiskum town, which has the longest history in business with a high population of people, businessmen, and farmers, but up to now this modern market has not been completed, the work has stopped as a result of what we don’t know, the contractor has abandoned the work. Therefore, we use this opportunity to appeal to His Excellency, Governor Mai Mala Buni CON, to intervene and call on contractors to resume work on site.” Alele said.

The former NARTO chairman said that in the history of Potiskum, God blessed Potiskum with transports, because in the 774 local government councils that we have in the country, there is no local government that has transporters like Potiskum. We thank God, and we thank His Excellency Governor Mai Mala Buni for considering this thing critically. He constructed us a trailer park in Potiskum, and we thank him a lot.

“But I am assured to His Excellency that this project has stopped. Therefore, we appeal to His Excellency to intervene in this matter to complete these two projects before the end of his three years in office, so that people can benefit from this development. He prayed to Almighty Allah, and as His Excellency completed his five years successfully, we also prayed to Almighty Allah to guide and help him complete the remaining three years successfully.

Gadodomasun also commands His Royal Highness, the Emir of Fika, and Chairman Yobe State Chiefs, Alhaji (Dr) Muhammadu Abali Ibn Idrissa CFR, in his efforts to unite the people and the traditional rulers in Yobe State, and also prays to Almighty Allah (SWT) to give him health. He also prays to Almighty Allah to long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria, long live Yobe State, and long live Potiskum local government.

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Defense industries: Senator Lawan meets Minister of state

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By: Yahaya Wakili

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Defense, and President of the 9th Senate, Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan, Ph.D., GCON, Yobe North Senatorial District, has today met with the Minister of State for Defense, Dr. Bello Matawalle, MON, and his team to discuss the implementation of the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON) Act 2023.

In a statement issued and signed by him on his official page, which was made available to newsmen in Damaturu,.

The DICON Act, which was signed into law by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in November 2023, is a major step towards enhancing the capacity of the Nigerian Armed Forces to produce their own equipment and reduce dependence on imports.

During the meeting, the minister of state for defense briefed me on the progress made so far on the implementation of the DICON Act.

“I commended the minister, members of his team, and other stakeholders present for the swift action taken to implement the DICON Act. I emphasized the urgent need to make DICON a catalyst for the industrialization of the defense sector in Nigeria.

The President of the 9th Senate pledged that the Senate Committee on Defense, which I chair, will continue to provide legislative support and oversight to ensure the successful implementation of the DICON Act. We believe that a vibrant and self-sustaining defense industry is essential for the security and prosperity of our nation.

Senator Ahmed Lawan also seized the opportunity to inform the minister and his team that the Senate Committee on Defense will embark on a familiarization tour of the ministry next week.

He urged the minister to leverage the expertise of Nigerian engineers, scientists, and manufacturers in the development of indigenous weapons and equipment. This will not only boost our national pride but also create jobs and stimulate economic growth.

The DICON Act has the potential to transform the defense sector in Nigeria. By working together—the Senate, the Ministry of Defense, and other stakeholders—we can make this transformation a reality.

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FG intervenes in Travails of Nigerian students in UK Teeside University

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FG intervenes in Travails of Nigerian students in UK Teeside University

By: Michael Mike

A delegation, to be led by a representative of the Nigerian Embassy in the UK, Amb. Christian Okeke, leaders of the Nigerian Students Union in UK, will visit the Management of Teesside University to intervene on the allegations of unfair and unjust deportation order served on some Nigerian students, in the middle of their studies .

The decision was taken at the end of a virtual meeting held between Chairman/ CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Representative of the Nigerian High Commission UK, Amb. Christian Okeke, President, Nigerian Students Union UK, Mr Yemi Soile, and many of the affected students at the meeting on Sunday.

The affected students passionately narrated their ordeal and were optimistic of a positive intervention.

During the meeting , Chairman NIDCOM appealed to the students to remain calm and not to take laws into their hands while appealing to the University to treat the students with justice and fairness. Ambassador Okeke spoke in the same vein.

On May 22, some students of Teesside University from Nigeria staged a protest following the directives by the University authorities for them to leave UK on the allegations that some of the students defaulted in paying their school fees.

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