Global Index Rating On Rule Of Law, Group Commends Buhari

As Nigeria makes a leap from107 to 96 points in the global index rating in rule of law, world Justice Project; the Buhari Media Support Group has commended President Mohammadu Buhari led Government for this attainment.

The World Justice Project, an independent, multidisciplinary organization working to advance rule of law around the world says Nigeria makes an 11 points leap from a global index of 107 to 96 in adherence rankings.

The Group describes this as a reflection of success of the Buhari administration’s efforts in entrenching and boosting rule of law compliance in government and the country.

The BMSG noted that the ratings prove that the administration’s reforms seen in its dogged fight against corruption, active transparency in government dealings and restoration of order and security in most parts of the country especially in the North East and improved access to justice are bearing fruit.

In a statement signed by its Chairman, Malam Muhammad Labbo and Secretary, Cassidy Madueke, Chairman in Abuja on Sunday calls on government agencies and departments to key into the government’s objectives of ensuring more transparency in government’s dealing. The group also notes that the keying in of government officials into these goals would strengthen Nigeria’s democratic resolve in open governance.

The group further pointed that the rule of law is fundamental to the development and growth of any society; as it is the bedrock for citizen’s trust, confidence and participation in the democratic process of governance.

“President Buhari has shown a clear resolve to strengthen Nigeria’s democratic processes and institutions. He has not just stopped at that but has put his foot to work, to bring to fruition this resolve. And that is why today, respect for fundamental human rights, access to justice, security and transparency in government has improved,” the statement said.

The group commends the Buhari’s administration’s exceptional use of digital media platform in proactively disseminating government’s policies, activities and responses.

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UNICEF Commends Plateau For Working To End Violence Against Children

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has commended the Plateau Government for inaugurating an action plan to end violence against children in the state.

The UNICEF Communication Officer in Bauchi, Mr Samuel Kaalu, announced this in a statement issued in Jos on Monday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Plateau became the fourth state in Nigeria to inaugurate such campaign on Sept. 29.Inaugurations of similar action plan across the country are responses to a report of a survey conducted in 2014 by the National Population Commission (NPC) with support from UNICEF and other agencies.

The survey revealed high prevalence of violence against children in Nigeria, which necessitated the inauguration of the National Action Plan on violence against children in September 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Kaalu said the UNICEF would also render all the needed support to the Plateau government to reduce violence against children both in the state and the entire country.

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Dickson Applauds Cancellation Of Poll in S’Ijaw, Commends Bayelsans For Their Support

Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson, has applauded the cancellation of the last Sunday rescheduled governorship election in Southern Ijaw Local Government and commended Bayelsans for their resilience at ensuring that the truth prevailed.

Speaking with journalists in Government House, Yenagoa, the governor said had it been the electoral umpire heeded to his advice, it would have saved the nation from the avoidable waste of public funds.

He pointed out that the decision to hold the election on Sunday by INEC was ill advised, taking into consideration the security situation and peculiar nature of the local government area.

The governor expressed regret over the killings and abduction of INEC ad hoc staff and corps members in the area, assuring the people of the government’s commitment at ensuring that they are re-united with their families in no distant time.

He said: “I want to use this opportunity to commend INEC at last for taking the right decision. Let me say that, it is regrettable that, if INEC and the relevant authorities had taken my advice, as Chief Security Officer of the state, the incident would have been avoided.

“They didn’t listen to the honest advice that I gave to them, otherwise, the decision to hold that election on Sunday was ill advised. Regrettably, a lot of people have suffered inconvenience, and a lot of public resources have been expended.
“As we speak, we are in the process of working with community leaders and other partners to identify and retrieve youth corps members, who were put in danger for no fault of theirs.”

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French Montana Commends Ex-Girlfriend Khloe Kardashian For Taking Care Of Lamar Odom

French Montana had nothing but kind words about his ex-girlfriend Khloe Kardashian on Tuesday, Oct. 20, for taking care of her estranged husband, Lamar Odom, as he continues to recover after being hospitalized a week ago.

“It’s a beautiful thing what she’s doing,” the rapper, 30, told the New York Daily News at the Tidal X: 10/20 concert in Brooklyn, NYC, where he performed alongside DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, and Meek Mill. “I feel like every woman should do that.”

Montana elaborated to the paper that Kardashian, 31, and Odom, 35, have history. “I feel like once somebody’s going through a critical condition, I feel like people should step up to the plate to help,” he noted. “Once upon a time they had a real relationship when they was married, they still married.”

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Chibok Community Commends Military Over Reconstruction Of GSS Chibok

Chibok community in Borno State has commended the military over the reconstruction of the Government Secondary School, GSS, Chibok, the school where over 200 school girls were abducted by the Boko Haram sect.

Speaking during an interview yesterday, the chairman of Chibok Community Association in Abuja, Tsambido Hosea-Abana stated that the reconstruction was going at a fast pace adding that with the pace, the school will be completed soon.

“They are doing a good job. I am so impress. I tell you so many work is going on simultaneously there. The work also contributed to the added security at the place as the army were stationed everywhere. I heard that they have done a lot and are going to phase two now. I am very happy.

“Our people are so happy that they are bringing food for them but they all said that the don’t want anything. They are working for the people. They are putting their minds in the work and thank God it is going on well,” he said.

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NLC Commends CBN For Publishing Names Of Bank Debtors

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC has commended the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) directive to banks to publish names of chronic debtors, saying it would strengthen the economy. This was made known on Wednesday by the secretary of the NLC, Peter Eson-Ozo, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

The congress said the measure would help to strengthen the nation’s economy. He said the banks did the correct thing by going ahead to heed the directive of CBN to publish names of the debtors.

He said it would be inimical to the country’s economic growth for anyone to owe banks millions of naira without paying back. “I think the banks have done well by publishing the names of debtors because it is not good for anyone to borrow money and not pay back; it endangers the economy,” he said.

The publication of the names of debtors is coming on the heels of the July 31, 2015 deadline set by the apex bank for the debtors to pay up. The debtors are to be blacklisted and banned from participating in the foreign exchange market, as well as trading in the Nigerian Government Securities market.

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Ban Ki-Moon Commends Buhari’s Determination To Crush Boko Haram

UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, on Tuesday in New York, commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s determination in the fight against Boko Haram.

Ban said in a statement that he had noted Buhari’s determination to root out the menace. He commended the countries of the Lake Chad Basin Commission and Benin for their steadfast efforts in the fight against Boko Haram.

The UN Chief strongly condemned the attacks by Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin countries, including the deliberate targeting of Christian and Muslim worshippers during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in the northeast states of Borno and Yobe.

He extended his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims. Ban renewed his calls to support the operationalisation of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) through the provision of the requisite political, logistical and financial resources.

He also called for necessary expertise, consistent with international humanitarian, human rights and refugee law.

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