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The Nigeria Football Federation has defied criticism of the choice of Kaduna as host city for Super Eagles matches by retaining the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna as venue for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between the Super Eagles and the Pharaohs of Egypt, scheduled for Wednesday, March 23, 2016.
The NFF had to take disciplinary measures against Eagles captain Vincent Enyeama after he questioned the choice of Abuja for security reasons.
The pitch was also in a sorry state during the AFCON qualifier against Chad earlier.

But NFF officials, through the body’s official website, have also confirmed that work will be undertaken on the pitch of the stadium, as well as other areas that need to be improved before the clash with Egypt.

Nigeria are second behind Egypt in the Group G table on goals difference.

The Eagles’ next match in the series is away to Tanzania in the first week of September, before the double-header against the Pharaohs, in March.

NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, explained on Wednesday that the Federation will henceforth decide international match venues well in advance in order to afford host cities enough time to work on the facilities to be used for such matches.

In line with the new policy, the NFF has also announced that the first leg of the 2016 Olympics qualifying match between the Super Falcons and the Equatorial Guinea coming up on Saturday, July 18 will be played in Port Harcourt.

Following the withdrawal of Mali in the second round, the Falcons now have two rounds of qualifying fixtures to prosecute before qualification for the Women’s Football Tournament of next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Nigerian girls have played at three previous Olympics – 2000, 2004 and 2008.

Also, the African U-23 Championship final round, first leg match between the Nigeria U-23 team and the Congo U-23 side will be played in Port Harcourt, a day after the Falcons/Equatorial Guinea clash.

The winner of the fixture qualifies for the African U-23 Championship coming up in Senegal in December, where the best three of the eight participating teams will be eligible to represent Africa at the Men’s Football Tournament of next year’s Olympics. The fourth-placed team in Senegal will play-off against a team from Asia.

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Buratai Lauds Tinubu’s Increased Support for Counterinsurgency Operations

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Buratai Lauds Tinubu’s Increased Support for Counterinsurgency Operations

 

 

 

 

…as NDA Course 29 Reunites in Maiduguri, Reaffirms Commitment to Nation-Building

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, played host to the 29th Regular Combatant Course of the Nigerian Defence Academy NDA as they gathered for their 2024 Annual General Meeting. The event was a celebration of their rich heritage and a reunion of old colleagues.

 

 

 

Buratai Lauds Tinubu’s Increased Support for Counterinsurgency Operations

 

 

 

The evening was filled with cultural dances, jokes, and sumptuous meals, creating a relaxing atmosphere for the members.

 

 

 

Former Chief of Army Staff and former Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, commended the federal government for the support in the war against insurgency.

 

 

 

 

 

“Nine years ago, we would never have had the opportunity to gather like this here in Borno and in Maiduguri in particular. Once it is 2 o’clock as someone said, everyone goes inside and remains there till the following morning probably nine or ten. The restrictions were heavy, the atmosphere was charged with so much insecurity. But today, to the Glory of Almighty God, we are thankful to God for the sustained counterinsurgency operations leading to the sustainable security being achieved and being experienced today in the Northeast,” he said.

 

 

 

“We must appreciate the previous administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and thank President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the increased support to the Armed Forces to prosecute the counterinsurgency operations against Boko Haram and its subsequent version of ISWAP.”

 

 

 

 

 

Buratai also praised the members for their support during his tenure as Army Chief. “You have been wonderful for over forty years precisely 44 years when we met together for the first time 3rd January 1981 and we have maintained that relationship. I want to thank you for your support to me in particular.

 

 

 

 

 

“You stood by me when I was Chief of Army Staff in a very difficult period, the time of the Boko Haram rampage and it was a period that was volatile, uncertain, complex and of course ambiguous environment and times as well. The environments were charged with so much opposition and mischief that is within the sociopolitical environment and within the geographical environment of the northeast also was tensed with the various attacks that have been going on in this area but you stood by me and supported me and together, we succeeded.” He adds.

 

 

 

 

The Betara of Biu equally applauded the Theatre Commander Major General Wahidi Shuaibu, the other components as well as troops for their resilience and sacrifice.

 

 

 

Commodore MB Teidi (Retd), President of the Association, reflected on the journey that began over four decades ago. “Let me take a moment to reflect on the journey that has brought us to this moment. The history of NDA 29th Regular Course started on 3rd January 1981 when 155 young men reported for military training at the Nigerian Defence Academy. Most of us received the Presidential Commission and thereafter were posted to various services in the Nigerian Army, the Nigerian Navy and the Nigerian Air Force to pursue their Military career, while some opted out of the training to pursue their next best destined options.

 

 

 

“The inaugural meeting of this association was initiated by Major TY Buratai when most of the members were on Staff Course at the Command and Staff College Jaji. It was not until 2014 after the burial of one of our course mates, that the idea of a formal body with a constitution was muted. Since then the association has enjoyed consistent yearly meetings in line with its constitution.

 

 

 

 

 

The event brought together former colleagues from across the services and the business community, including serving military personnel such as Major General Wahidi Shuaibu, Theater Commander, Operation Hadin Kai, and the Air Component Commander.

 

 

 

 

The reunion demonstrated the strong bonds and camaraderie forged during their military careers. As they reminisced about their past experiences, they celebrated their achievements and the progress made in the fight against insurgency.

 

 

 

“Nine years ago, we would never have had the opportunity to gather like this here in Borno and in Maiduguri in particular. Once it is 2 o’clock as someone said, everyone goes inside and remains there till the following morning probably nine or ten. The restrictions were heavy, the atmosphere was charged with so much insecurity. But today, to the Glory of Almighty God, we are thankful to God for the sustained counterinsurgency operations leading to the sustainable security being achieved and being experienced today in the Northeast,” he said.

 

 

 

 

“We must appreciate the previous administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and thank President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the increased support to the Armed Forces to prosecute the counterinsurgency operations against Boko Haram and its subsequent version of ISWAP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buratai also praised the members for their support during his tenure as Army Chief. “You have been wonderful for over forty years precisely 44 years when we met together for the first time 3rd January 1981 and we have maintained that relationship. I want to thank you for your support to me in particular.

 

 

 

 

“You stood by me when I was Chief of Army Staff in a very difficult period, the time of the Boko Haram rampage and it was a period that was volatile, uncertain, complex and of course ambiguous environment and times as well. The environments were charged with so much opposition and mischief that is within the sociopolitical environment and within the geographical environment of the northeast also was tensed with the various attacks that have been going on in this area but you stood by me and supported me and together, we succeeded.” He adds.

 

The Betara of Biu equally applauded the Theatre Commander Major General Wahidi Shuaibu, the other components as well as troops for their resilience and sacrifice.

 

 

 

 

Commodore MB Teidi (Retd), President of the Association, reflected on the journey that began over four decades ago. “Let me take a moment to reflect on the journey that has brought us to this moment. The history of NDA 29th Regular Course started on 3rd January 1981 when 155 young men reported for military training at the Nigerian Defence Academy. Most of us received the Presidential Commission and thereafter were posted to various services in the Nigerian Army, the Nigerian Navy and the Nigerian Air Force to pursue their Military career, while some opted out of the training to pursue their next best destined options.

 

 

 

 

 

“The inaugural meeting of this association was initiated by Major TY Buratai when most of the members were on Staff Course at the Command and Staff College Jaji. It was not until 2014 after the burial of one of our course mates, that the idea of a formal body with a constitution was muted. Since then the association has enjoyed consistent yearly meetings in line with its constitution.”

 

The event brought together former colleagues from across the services and the business community, including serving military personnel such as Major General Wahidi Shuaibu, Theater Commander, Operation Hadin Kai, and the Air Component Commander.

 

The reunion demonstrated the strong bonds and camaraderie forged during their military careers. As they reminisced about their past experiences, they celebrated their achievements and the progress made in the fight against insurgency.

 

 

 

 

The 29th Regular Combatant Course of the Nigerian Defence Academy is no doubt, a shining example of the power of friendship and service to the nation. As they look to the future, they continue to stand together, committed to their objectives and to the development of the nation.

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National Association of Polytechnic Students ( NAPS) appeal to Federal Government to Support Initiative that will reduce Housing deficit in Nigeria.

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National Association of Polytechnic Students ( NAPS) appeal to Federal Government to Support Initiative that will reduce Housing deficit in Nigeria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEING THE WORLD PRESS CONFERENCE ADDRESSED BY THE LEADERSHIP OF NAPS TO PARTNER WITH DOMAK GROUP INTERNATIONAL FOR LAND AND HOUSING INVESTMENT SCHEME.

 

 

 

Gentle Men of the Press…

 

 

 

Other Protocols are duly observed.

 

 

 

Today, being 17th July 2024, Sahara Weekly Reports That the leadership of NAPS brings a good news to all Nigerian Polytechnic students across the nation over our giant stride to enable our students to feel importance of been a Nigerian

 

 

 

 

National Association of Polytechnic Students ( NAPS) appeal to Federal Government to Support Initiative that will reduce Housing deficit in Nigeria.

 

 

 

 

It’s not new to our great association, the challenges facing Nigerian students and Youths in terms of housing across the country, the rate and high cost of accommodation and occupancy of a house is worrisome and demoralizing.

 

Over the years, there have been significant shifts in home and land ownership patterns that have had a profound impact on society. Some parents’ generation benefited from economic prosperity and government programs that promoted home and land ownership in the past. In contrast, this generation, has faced several challenges in achieving home and land ownership due to factors such as rising housing costs, land disputes, access to affordable housing, mortgage rates, and income inequality have contributed to lower home and land ownership rates.

 

The increasing wealth gap has created barriers to owning a home, especially for those with limited financial resources. The availability of affordable housing is another critical factor influencing home and land ownership trends. In many urban areas, housing costs have skyrocketed, making it challenging for individuals with moderate incomes to afford a home. This lack of affordable housing options has forced many people to rent rather than purchase a home.

 

Haven X-rayed the whole situation and most of the challenges facing students and Youths in this country to own a land and house, we discovered that what people need is enlightenment, financial literacy programs and understanding the home and land buying process and available resources.

 

It’s on this note, that the leadership of NAPS is coming with an initiative ideas to partner with Domak Group International, where all interested students and Youths can own a piece of land in their respective state including FCT, furthermore the initiative was so easier for even the poorest among the poor can be a land owner with just 350 per day for just three(3) years.

 

In lieu of this, the leadership of NAPS is using this medium to call the attention of Polytechnics students and Youths generally to invest in their future by owning a piece of land from Domak Youths and students land and Housing Investment Scheme.

 

Aluta Continua! Victoria Ascerta!!

 

Signed:

 

Comrade Opeyemi Ridwan

NAPS President

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Aare Adetola EmmanuelKing Congratulates Ogun State First Lady, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, on Her 57th Birthday

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Aare Adetola EmmanuelKing Congratulates Ogun State First Lady, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, on Her 57th Birthday

Aare Adetola EmmanuelKing Congratulates Ogun State First Lady, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, on Her 57th Birthday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That The chairman/CEO Adron Group, Aare Adetola EmmanuelKing, has extended warm felicitations to Her Excellency, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, the First Lady of Ogun State, on the occasion of her 57th birthday.

 

 

 

 

Aare Adetola EmmanuelKing Congratulates Ogun State First Lady, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, on Her 57th Birthday

 

 

 

 

In his congratulatory message, Aare EmmanuelKing lauded Mrs. Abiodun’s unwavering dedication to the welfare of women and children in Ogun State, highlighting her numerous philanthropic activities and her pivotal role in community development. He commended her compassionate efforts in advocating for the rights and welfare of the less privileged, which have significantly impacted the lives of many.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Your Excellency, your exemplary life and steadfast dedication to the betterment of Ogun State and its people have been a beacon of inspiration to many. Your leadership and passion have not only complemented the vision of His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun, but have also played a crucial role in the continuous progress and transformation of Ogun State,” Aare EmmanuelKing stated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He further praised Mrs. Abiodun for her support of initiatives aimed at enhancing health and education in the state, acknowledging her contributions to fostering a better and more inclusive society. Aare EmmanuelKing expressed his prayers for her continued good health, happiness, and the fulfillment of all her aspirations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As Mrs. Abiodun celebrates this significant milestone, Aare EmmanuelKing joined her family, friends, and well-wishers in celebrating her remarkable achievements and contributions to Ogun State. He wished her a joyous birthday filled with peace, prosperity, and continued success.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adron Homes and Properties Ltd., under the leadership of Aare Adetola EmmanuelKing, remains committed to supporting the growth and development of Ogun State and looks forward to continuing its collaboration with the government in achieving these goals.

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