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Shettima away to Texas for US-Africa Business Summit

Vice-President Kashim Shettima has travelled out to Texas, United States, for the 2024 US-Africa Business Summit.

The 16th US-Africa Business Summit is scheduled for May 6-9, 2024, in Dallas, Texas, a landmark event with the theme ‘US-Africa Business: Partnering for Sustainable Success’.

A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Communications, Stanley Nkwocha, the Vice President would join other political and business leaders from Africa, the US, and beyond for high-level dialogues, networking sessions and plenaries.

Other African leaders expected at the summit are Presidents Joseph Boakai of Liberia, Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi, Joao Lourenço of Angola, Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana, José Maria Neves of Cabo Verde, and Deputy Prime Minister Nthomeng Majara of Lesotho.

Shettima is expected to speak at various sessions, including the Roundtable on African Infrastructure Investment and a plenary session on Navigating Africa’s Energy Future.

He is also scheduled to speak on a high-level panel on agribusiness, focusing on transiting “from food insecurity to thriving agribusinesses”.

He will chair a session promoting the ‘Invest in Nigeria’ initiative and attend other meetings and engagements on the sidelines of the summit.

Shettima, who is expected to return to Nigeria at the end of his engagements, travelled at a time President Bola Tinubu is also out of the country since April 23.

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Northern elders express concern over dethronement of Kano Emirs

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Northern elders express concern over dethronement of Kano Emirs

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has expressed concern over the dethronement of Kano Emirs.

The Forum on the other hand blamed the previous administration for creating new emirates, saying such action threatens the unity and cohesion of the traditional structure and undermines the centuries-old customs, values, and traditions that are the bedrock of Nigerian society.

In a press release by its director of publicity and advocacy, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, the forum warned that the crisis in the Kano emirate has significantly raised public tensions and concerns.

It, however, urged the Kano state government and the involved politicians to handle the situation with utmost care and professionalism to prevent further escalation.

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“It is important for all parties involved to approach this matter with the utmost care and professionalism, keeping in mind the potential consequences of their actions. Rash decisions and inflammatory statements can only serve to worsen the situation and jeopardize the peace and stability of the state,” NEF stated.

The Forum also called on the public to remain calm and law-abiding, stressing that violence and unrest would only further divide the community and hinder peaceful resolution efforts.

The Elders emphasized the need for unity and mutual understanding during this crisis, noting that, the traditional institution in Nigeria has long faced challenges that have rendered it weak and ineffective.

According to NEF, “Creation of multiple emirates in Kano is a deliberate attempt to weaken the authority of traditional rulers, making them more susceptible to political control and manipulation. The arbitrary dethronement and replacement of high-ranking traditional rulers in Kano, according to the NEF, undermine their authority and legitimacy.

“This move threatens the unity and cohesion of the traditional structure and undermines the centuries-old customs, values, and traditions that are the bedrock of Nigerian society,” the Forum stressed.

Northern elders express concern over dethronement of Kano Emirs

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BREAKING: Yusuf signs bill reversing Ganduje’s Kano emirates creation

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BREAKING: Yusuf signs bill reversing Ganduje’s Kano emirates creation

Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, on Thursday, signed the new emirate council law.

The governor, alongside his deputy, the Speaker of the State Assembly and other principal officers in the government signed the law Thursday evening at the Government House.

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[ICYMI] HOW TO APPLY FOR STUDENT LOAN

CREATING AN ACCOUNT

Step 1: visit www.nelf.gov.ng

Step 2: Click on the “Apply Now”

Step 3: Click on “Get Started”

Step 4: Answer the questions on this page to continue by clicking on “Yes, I am a Nigerian”

Step 5: Verify your educational information. You would be required to select your school from a dropdown and provide your matric number to check if your school has uploaded your details.

Step 6: Click the “Verify with JAMB” and enter your JAMB details in the screen.
(Students whose NIN has not been registered with JAMB will have an input field where they can enter their NIN for validation.)

Step 7: Create an account by entering your Email address, Password and Confirm Password in the fields provided and click “Create Account”.

Step 8: Click the email verification link sent to your email.
This concludes the process of creating an account.

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HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR PROFILE

After successful registration, log in by clicking the “LOGIN” button.

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