High cost of food caused by insecurity, climate change – FG
The Federal Government has identified food insecurity, malnutrition as well as climate change as factors responsible for lower incomes and higher prices of foods in the country.
It says the challenges have seriously put food out of the reach of many Nigerians.
News Source: Punch Newspaper
According to a statement by the Ministry of Finance spokesperson, Olude Omolade, the Permanent Secretary, Budget and Planning, Nebolisa Anako, disclosed this at an ongoing workshop on the development of an implementation strategy for the Nigeria Food Systems Transformation Pathways held in Abuja.
Anako who was represented by the Director, National Monitoring and Evaluation, Zakari Lawani, described the ongoing programme as a call to action to achieve progress in dealing with issues of poverty, hunger, malnutrition, disease, unemployment, conflict and changing weather patterns.
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Public sector needs deep reform — Jega
The immediate past Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Attahiru Jega, has decried the poor quality of leadership in the Nigerian public service.
Jega made this known while speaking on, “Public Sector Leadership in Times of Crises”, at the closing ceremony of Aig -Imoukhuede Public Leaders Programme in Abuja on Wednesday.
The former INEC chairman said, “In most developing countries, and certainly in Nigeria, the quality of public sector leadership lags behind what obtains in other sectors, especially the private sectors, although there is now also increasing concern about the declining values of integrity, as well as professionalism and efficiency in the delivery of services in the Nigerian private sectors.”
The former INEC boss noted that efforts to reform the public sector since the mid-1980s had failed.
US tourists granted retrial in Italian cop killing
Italy’s highest appeal court has ordered a retrial for two US men convicted of killing a police officer in Rome while on holiday, in a case that scandalised the country.
In a verdict late Wednesday, the Court of Cassation in Rome overturned the sentences handed down to Finnegan Elder, 23, and Gabriel Natale -Hjorth, 22, and granted both a new appeal.
News Source: Punch Newspaper
The pair had been sentenced to life in prison in May 2021 for stabbing to death policeman Mario Cerciello Rega while they were teenagers in a drugs’ bust gone wrong two years earlier in Rome.
An appeal court in March 2022 reduced their sentences by giving 24 years prison time to Elder, who wielded the weapon, and 22 years to Natale -Hjorth, who helped hide the weapon after the attack. Prosecutors said his actions earlier in the evening led to the murder.
Governorship election: NSCDC deploys 2,670 personnel to Cross River
Mr Samuel Fadeyi, the Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Cross River says the corps has deployed no fewer than 2,670 personnel across the state for Saturday’s election.
Fadeyi who made this known on Thursday said the move was to provide adequate security during the Governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state.
News Source: Daily Post Nigeria
Fadeyi said the personnel would work in synergy with other security agencies to ensure a hitch - free exercise.
The commandant urged men and officers of the corps on election duty to exude a high level of professionalism and integrity during the polls.
”Anyone caught being partisan will be sanctioned. You must resist every temptation to favour any particular party.
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