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Aregbesola Urges 1-yr Timeline For Conclusion Of Criminal Cases; Tasks Nigerians, NCoS Personnel On Attitudinal Change

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Aregbesola Urges 1-yr Timeline For Conclusion Of Criminal Cases; Tasks Nigerians, NCoS Personnel On Attitudinal Change

Aregbesola Urges 1-yr Timeline For Conclusion Of Criminal Cases; Tasks Nigerians, NCoS Personnel On Attitudinal Change

By Olorunfemi Adejuyigbe

 

 

Aregbesola Urges 1-yr Timeline For Conclusion Of Criminal Cases; Tasks Nigerians, NCoS Personnel On Attitudinal Change

 

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has called on the judicial arm of government to support the ongoing reform in the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) through timely conclusion of criminal cases.

Aregbesola specifically advocated a 12-month timeline for dispensation of justice on criminal cases brought to the court.

 

 

 

 

 

The Minister spoke on Tuesday, 28 June, 2022 at a two-day Controller General of Corrections’ Retreat held in Sokoto, Sokoto State.

According to Aregbesola, the judiciary should ensure that from the arrest of suspects to conclusion of their cases in court, the maximum time spent on their trial should not be more than 12-month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He urged personnel of the correctional service to begin the advocacy for a year dispensation of justice on criminal cases.

Aregbesola said he’s a victim of delay in justice delivery, noting that his case on the restoration of his stolen mandate in 2007 activated the judiciary to peg the conclusion of election cases to a year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The former Governor of Osun State said timely dispensation of justice on criminal cases will not only reduce the number of awaiting trial inmates and decongest the correctional facilities but will also save the service a lot of money.

Speaking on the condition of correctional facilities in the country, Aregbesola said that beyond the law, attitudinal change is required from the society and personnel of Nigeria Correctional Service to drive the needed reform.

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to him, majority members of the society do not have correct understanding of what the correction centres should be, saying that is responsible for some negative comments on some issues involving activities of the NCos personnel.

Aregbesola who bemoaned what he described as unbefitting status of some of the correctional facilities urged the NCoS personnel to mobilise community efforts to change the facial appearance of their facilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

He lamented some of the correctional facilities are dampening the morale of the officers and damaging the psychology of the inmates.

The Minister spoke on the need to make the correctional facilities centres for rebuilding inmates through standard operation procedures and improved welfare for both the inmates and the NCos personnels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking at the event, immediate past Minister of Interior, Gen. Abdulrahman Danbazau, said it is a necessity for Nigeria as a country to meet up with international standard on treatment of inmates and the facilities hosting them.

Danbazau maintained that though Nigeria is making progress on the prison reform, there is still the need to continue advocacy for decongestion of correctional centres.

 

 

 

 

He said congestion of correction centres is a major challenge that must be permanently addressed.

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Tony Elumelu in Global Academic Limelight as the Tony Elumelu Foundation Case Study becomes part of Harvard’s Curriculum

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Tony Elumelu in Global Academic Limelight as the Tony Elumelu Foundation Case Study becomes part of Harvard’s Curriculum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That In an unprecedented move, the Harvard Business School, the graduate business school of Harvard University, is set to cast the spotlight on the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), recognising the Foundation’s extraordinary philanthropic achievement in a ground-breaking case study.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tony Elumelu in Global Academic Limelight as the Tony Elumelu Foundation Case Study becomes part of Harvard’s Curriculum 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The case study, first of its kind on any philanthropic organisation in Africa, is to be launched on Thursday, February 29, 2024, before a class of graduate students in Boston, Massachusetts and will explore the Foundation’s unique approaches and transformative initiatives, showcasing how strategic philanthropy offered by TEF is driving positive change and elevating countries and communities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This move by Harvard underscores the Foundation’s pivotal role in empowering young African entrepreneurs across all 54 African countries and places the Foundation at the forefront of global discussions on transformative and catalytic philanthropy, acknowledging its significant contributions towards fostering entrepreneurship in Africa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to delving into the foundation’s innovative approaches and the resultant impact it has garnered over the years, the event will also feature an exclusive acknowledgment of the Founder of TEF, Tony Elumelu’s economic philosophy of Africapitalism, which positions the private sector, and most importantly entrepreneurs, as the catalyst for the social and economic development of the African continent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tony Elumelu Foundation is the leading philanthropy, empowering a new generation of African entrepreneurs, driving poverty eradication, catalysing job creation across all 54 African countries, and increasing inclusive economic empowerment.

 

Since the launch of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme in 2015, the Foundation has trained over 1.5 million young Africans on its digital hub, TEFConnect, and disbursed over USD$100 million in direct funding to 20,000 young African women and men, who have collectively created over 400,000 direct and indirect jobs.

 

Tony Elumelu who spoke on the impact of TEF on the African youth said, “TEF is creating economic hope and opportunity for African Entrepreneurs. We know that entrepreneurship is the antidote to poverty, youth unemployment and insecurity. Through the intervention of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, we are encouraging our young people, giving them hope through the seed capital we provide, capacitising them through the training and mentoring we provide and setting them up to create businesses that will succeed and create even more jobs. Collectively we are fixing the challenges that we have on the continent.

 

Continuing, he said, “the Tony Elumelu Foundation was set up to create more successful African business leaders. We want to replicate our own success and create entrepreneurs who will build more prosperity on the continent and for the continent. It’s all about transforming our society and making sure that we leave the society better than we met it. It is not about the money that we have in our bank accounts, it is about the legacy that we make and the impact we create. Prosperity for all is what will create the security, harmony and peace that we need.”

 

The Harvard Business School session will provide a platform for thought leaders, scholars, and business enthusiasts to engage in a meaningful discussion on the role of philanthropy in shaping sustainable and inclusive economies. As the world grapples with complex challenges, the Tony Elumelu Foundation stands as a beacon of hope, showcasing how strategic philanthropy can be a driving force for positive change.

 

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Bring out the dollars you kept and use it to help your members prophet Ikuru tells fellow clergies

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By Collins Nkwocha

The founder of Jehovah Eye Salvation Ministry, Lagos, prophet Godwin Ikuru has beckoned of fellow clergies to use their wealth to help their as the hardship and suffering in the country intensifies.

Speaking to newsmen in Lagos,the clergy urged his fellow men of God help their members and stop blaming the government.He said “this is the Time we need to make impacts in the lives of our members by giving them at this critical and crucial period of lack, hardship and hunger,I do my own palliative and giving everyday, people that knows me can testify to this,let’s stop blaming the government,let the church support the government by helping the members that are in need,not flaunting private jets when your members are languishing in abject poverty and lack”

He maintained that Jesus Christ laid a perfect example in the Bible when he fed the multitude that had been following him for days because he knew that they were hungry,he maintained that the church can play a paramount role in helping the Nigerian nation “let’s bring out money to help our members,we must know that all these are vanity, when we die, nothing is going with US, it’s very important we touch lives positively especially those of our members because they pay us tithes,seeds and offerings”.

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Lagosians rejoice as “HELP IN HARDSHIP INITIATIVE”comes alive today

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The economic hardship and sufferings of Nigerians tends to increase on daily basis as prices of foodstuffs continue to soar.

The present administration is really perturbed with the situation of things in the country as the Bola Tinubu led administration is seeking for solution to the food crisis and scarcity in the country.

Archbishop Benjamin Samson Mustapha (Jehovah Sharp sharp) took a bold step today as he thrilled the people of Lagos with his “HELP IN HARDSHIP INITIATIVE” Which saw him visit Agboju market and paid for various foodstuffs that the masses bought in the market.He enunciated that this is the best time to show love to a neighbour, friend or someone you don’t even know as he reiterated the “spear a Naira” slogan.

Speaking after the gesture,he called on privileged Nigerians to emulate the act and help people around them.He said “let’s not sit back and blame the government because this government is a young government, what we are suffering is the result of accumulated wrong policies and probably corruption,I’m calling on privileged Nigerians to emulate this act and help their neighbours that are need, let’s stop lcomplaining and see how we can help the government to salvage the situation in our own little way, I’m calling on privileged Nigerians in every state to buy into this Initiative and save a soul today,I started this initiative today with Agboju market and we will touch every market in Lagos and this gesture will continue for as long as the hardship persist”.

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