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Nikkiso étend ses opérations aux États-Unis afin de soutenir ses activités d’hydrogène croissantes

TEMECULA, Californie, 06 oct. 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (le « Groupe »), qui fait partie de Nikkiso Co., Ltd., a annoncé aujourd’hui avoir acquis la pleine propriété de son installation à Murrieta, en Californie, ainsi qu’un terrain de 6,6 hectares dans le but d’étendre ses opérations de fabrication et de test.

À l’heure actuelle, le Groupe fabrique et teste des vaporisateurs cryogéniques, des échangeurs thermiques, des patins de traitement, des unités de séparation d’air et des produits de liquéfaction, et l’expansion ajoutera quatre stations de test d’hydrogène sur place pour soutenir les activités d’hydrogène croissantes du Groupe.

« L’économie de l’hydrogène accélère au rythme des progrès de la transition énergétique, et Nikkiso a un rôle important à jouer », a déclaré Peter Wagner, PDG de Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases. « Cette expansion de notre installation nous permet de développer nos opérations et de mieux répondre à la demande mondiale pour nos produits et technologies cryogéniques de pointe. »

La construction commencera au cours du premier semestre 2024.

À propos de Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases
Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group fait partie de la division industrielle de Nikkiso Co., Ltd. au Japon. Le Groupe est basé en Californie du Sud et compte des installations, bureaux et centres de service dans le monde entier pour fabriquer et entretenir des équipements techniques de traitement du gaz cryogénique (pompes, turbo-détendeurs, échangeurs thermiques, etc.), ainsi que des usines de traitement pour les gaz industriels, la liquéfaction du gaz naturel (GNL), la liquéfaction de l’hydrogène, l’ammoniac et le captage et la liquéfaction du carbone.

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Nikkiso Expande Operações nos EUA para Apoiar Seu Crescente Segmento de Hidrogênio

TEMECULA, Califórnia, Oct. 06, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — O Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (Grupo), parte da Nikkiso Co., divulgou hoje que adquiriu toda a propriedade e instalações de 66370.8 metros quadrados em Murrieta, Califórnia para expandir suas operações de manufatura e teste.

O Grupo fabrica e testa vaporizadores criogênicos, trocadores de calor, skids de processo, unidades de separação de ar e produtos de liquefação — e a expansão adicionará quatro estações de teste de hidrogênio no local para apoiar o crescente segmento de hidrogênio do Grupo.

“A economia do hidrogênio está acelerando com o avanço da transição energética, e a Nikkiso tem um grande papel a desempenhar”, disse Peter Wagner, CEO da Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases. “Esta expansão das instalações viabilizará o aumento das operações e o maior apoio à demanda global por nossos produtos e tecnologias criogênicas de última geração.”

A construção terá início no primeiro semestre de 2024.

Sobre o Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group
O Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group faz parte da Divisão Industrial da Nikkiso Co., Ltd. Lt. Japão. A sede do Grupo está localizada no sul da Califórnia, e a empresa tem instalações, escritórios e centros de serviço em todo o mundo para manufatura de equipamentos de processamento de gás criogênico projetados (bombas, turboexpansores, trocadores de calor, etc.) e plantas de processamento de gases industriais, Liquefação de Gás Natural (GNL), liquefação de hidrogênio, amônia e captura e liquefação de carbono.

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Duck Creek Technologies Entra para a Lista de Top 50 de Status de Provedora de Soluções e para a Top 100 de Fast Track FinTech dos FinTech Rankings de 2023 da IDC

O reconhecimento acompanha os dos parceiros do ecossistema e líderes globais de tecnologia que apoiam as empresas globais de seguros

BOSTON, Oct. 05, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A Duck Creek Technologies, fornecedora de soluções inteligentes que definem o futuro do seguro de propriedade e acidentes (P&C) e geral, tem o prazer de anunciar sua entrada para a lista de Top 50 de provedora de soluções e para a Top 100 de Fast Track FinTech da classificação de FinTech de 2023 da IDC. Este é o segundo ano consecutivo que a empresa entra para a prestigiada lista da Duck Creek com outros líderes globais em tecnologia, demonstrando seu notável e contínuo crescimento e forte tração no mercado.

Os IDC FinTech Rankings selecionam os líderes globais de tecnologia com base nos resultados de receita do ano civil anterior. Os incluídos na classificação deste ano são fundamentais para a modernização e transformação digital do setor de serviços financeiros, e a Duck Creek tem orgulho de estar junta com parceiros do ecossistema, como Accenture, Capgemini, Cognizant, CoreLogic, DocuSign, Eviden, Experian, EY, Hexaware, HCLTech, IBM, LTIMindtree, Microsoft, NTT DATA, Smart Communications, TransUnion e Wipro. A Duck Creek vem alcançando crescimento ano a ano, concentrando-se no sucesso do cliente e na sua abordagem de ecossistema de parceiros, confirmando que “é preciso uma aldeia” para apoiar as seguradoras mais sofisticadas do mundo com soluções de tecnologia líderes de mercado.

“A profunda confiança dos nossos clientes e parceiros globais, combinada com nossa tecnologia de todo o mundo, além da nossa cultura premiada, permitiram que a Duck Creek alcançasse um crescimento histórico enquanto se adaptava a um macro clima dinâmico e às tendências em evolução do setor de seguros”, disse Rohit Bedi, Diretor de Receita da Duck Creek Technologies. “Nossa inclusão nos IDC FinTech Rankings 2023 reforça a nossa dedicação em viabilizar o sucesso dos nossos clientes e o valor diferenciado que oferecemos para o setor de seguros como uma marca SaaS P&C moderna e globalmente confiável.”

“A IDC publica os IDC FinTech Rankings há vinte anos e expandiu o programa para agora incluir os 150 principais fornecedores de soluções para garantir a representação mais precisa das maiores fintechs do mundo”, disse Marc DeCastro, diretor de pesquisa da IDC. “As empresas de tecnologia desta lista fornecem a inovação necessária para manter os serviços financeiros na vanguarda do fornecimento de experiências digitais modernas em todos os aspectos da jornada financeira de um cliente.”

Sobre a Duck Creek Technologies

A Duck Creek Technologies é fornecedora de soluções inteligentes que definem o futuro do setor de seguros de propriedade e acidentes (P&C) e geral. Somos a plataforma utilizadas como base dos sistemas de seguros modernos, permitindo que a indústria capitalize o poder da nuvem para executar operações ágeis, inteligentes e perenes. Autenticidade, propósito e transparência são fundamentais para a Duck Creek, e acreditamos que o seguro deve estar disponível para indivíduos e empresas quando, onde e como eles mais precisarem. Nossas soluções líderes do mercado estão disponíveis de forma independente ou como um pacote completo disponíveis em Duck Creek OnDemand. Visite www.duckcreek.com para obter mais informação. Siga a Duck Creek nos nossos canais sociais para obter as mais recentes informações – LinkedIn e Twitter.

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Duck Creek Technologies remporte le statut de fournisseur de solutions Top 50 et Top 100 Fast Track FinTech dans les classements des fintechs 2023 d’IDC

Cette reconnaissance place la société aux côtés de partenaires d’écosystème et de leaders technologiques internationaux qui soutiennent les entreprises d’assurance mondiales

BOSTON, 05 oct. 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Duck Creek Technologies, le fournisseur de solutions intelligentes qui définit l’avenir de l’assurance générale et IARD, annonce aujourd’hui sa reconnaissance dans les classements IDC FinTech Rankings Top 50 et Top 100 Fast Track FinTech 2023. C’est la deuxième année consécutive qui voit Duck Creek être nommée dans cette liste prestigieuse comprenant d’autres leaders technologiques mondiaux, démontrant sa croissance continue remarquable et sa forte traction sur le marché.

Les IDC FinTech Rankings sélectionnent les leaders technologiques mondiaux en se basant sur leurs résultats financiers de l’année calendaire précédente. Ceux qui sont inclus dans les classements de cette année jouent un rôle crucial dans la modernisation et la transformation numérique de l’industrie des services financiers, et Duck Creek est fière d’être nommée aux côtés de partenaires d’écosystème tels qu’Accenture, Capgemini, Cognizant, CoreLogic, DocuSign, Eviden, Experian, EY, Hexaware, HCLTech, IBM, LTIMindtree, Microsoft, NTT DATA, Smart Communications, TransUnion et Wipro. Duck Creek a enregistré une croissance en glissement annuel en se concentrant sur la réussite client et son approche d’écosystème de partenaires, affirmant qu’« il faut tout un village » pour soutenir les assureurs les plus sophistiqués à l’échelle mondiale avec des solutions technologiques leaders sur le marché.

« La profonde confiance de nos clients et partenaires internationaux, conjuguée à nos technologies de classe mondiale et à notre culture primée, a permis à Duck Creek d’enregistrer une croissance historique tout en s’adaptant à un macro-climat dynamique et à des tendances en constante évolution dans l’industrie de l’assurance », a déclaré Rohit Bedi, directeur des revenus de Duck Creek Technologies. « Notre inclusion dans les IDC FinTech Rankings 2023 renforce notre passion d’offrir le succès de nos clients et la valeur différenciée que nous apportons à l’industrie de l’assurance en tant que marque de SaaS d’IARD moderne et de confiance à l’échelle mondiale. »

« IDC produit les IDC FinTech Rankings depuis vingt ans et a élargi le programme pour inclure désormais les 150 meilleurs fournisseurs de solutions afin de nous assurer d’obtenir la représentation la plus exacte des plus grandes fintechs au monde », a commenté Marc DeCastro, directeur de la recherche chez IDC. « Les entreprises technologiques qui figurent dans cette liste fournissent les innovations nécessaires pour conserver les services financiers à l’avant-garde de l’offre d’expériences numériques modernes à travers tous les aspects du parcours financier d’un client. »

À propos de Duck Creek Technologies

Duck Creek Technologies est le fournisseur de solutions intelligentes qui définit l’avenir du secteur de l’assurance générale et IARD. Nous sommes la plateforme sur laquelle les systèmes d’assurance modernes se construisent, permettant au secteur de tirer parti de la puissance du cloud pour mener des opérations agiles, intelligentes et pérennes. Authenticité, mission et transparence sont les mots clés de la philosophie de Duck Creek et, selon nous, l’assurance devrait être au service des individus et des entreprises quand, où et comme ils en ont le plus besoin. Nos solutions faisant figure de leaders du marché sont disponibles séparément ou sous la forme d’une suite complète, et toutes sont disponibles via Duck Creek OnDemand. Pour en savoir plus, rendez-vous sur www.duckcreek.com. Suivez Duck Creek sur ses réseaux sociaux pour connaître les toutes dernières informations – LinkedIn et Twitter.

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Axi lance Axi Select, un programme pionnier d’allocation de capital tout compris offrant aux traders qualifiés un financement allant jusqu’à 1 000 000 USD

SYDNEY, Australie, 05 oct. 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Axi, l’un des principaux courtiers mondiaux sur le Forex et les CFD, a annoncé le lancement d’Axi Select, un programme révolutionnaire d’allocation de capital. Ce programme est spécifiquement conçu afin d’émanciper les traders en leur offrant un moyen d’accéder à un financement en capital pouvant atteindre 1 000 000 USD et en facilitant leur progression vers le trading professionnel. Tout en créant un nouveau précédent dans le secteur, Axi Select offre aux traders l’avantage exceptionnel de rejoindre le programme sans frais d’inscription, ainsi que la possibilité de gagner jusqu’à 90 % de leurs bénéfices.

Greg-imageGreg Rubin, responsable d’Axi Select, déclare : «Grâce au lancement d’Axi Select, notre programme innovant d’allocation de capital, nous visons à offrir aux traders la possibilité de se lancer dans des carrières longues et fructueuses, leur permettant ainsi de réaliser les aspirations de toute leur vie : devenir des traders professionnels. Notre programme complet fournit le capital, le soutien et les ressources nécessaires aux traders afin de prospérer dans le monde dynamique du trading. Nous nous engageons à alimenter leur passion, à favoriser leur réussite et à leur fournir un soutien indéfectible qui leur permettra d’atteindre la réalisation de leurs objectifs. » Le programme offre une gamme de fonctionnalités notables, notamment des conditions de trading sans restriction, le score Edge qui permet aux traders d’affiner leurs stratégies et d’améliorer leurs performances de trading, ainsi qu’une salle de trading exclusive servant de hub dédié tout en offrant des mises à jour du marché en temps réel et des contenus éducatifs organisés.

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À propos d’Axi Select, Louis Cooper, directeur commercial chez Axi, déclare : « Chez Axi, nous sommes fiers d’être une marque qui offre constamment à ses clients les atouts de leur réussite. Notre nouvelle offre révolutionnaire, Axi Select, est la première du genre parmi les courtiers et reflète fidèlement la promesse de notre marque. Nous avons déjà alloué 39 millions de dollars à des traders dans le cadre de programmes précédents et nous avons permis à plusieurs traders d’accéder au statut de trader professionnel. Avec Axi Select, nous offrirons à nos traders des opportunités sans précédent tout en redéfinissant les limites du possible dans le trading et en remodelant l’évolution du secteur financier. »

Axi propose un processus simplifié pour participer à Axi Select – sans frais d’inscription ni d’adhésion, les traders peuvent facilement soumettre leur candidature et commencer à trader. Une fois qu’ils ont atteint un score Edge désigné, les traders peuvent commencer à obtenir un financement en capital pouvant atteindre 1 000 000 USD.

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À propos d’Axi

Axi est une société mondiale de trading de devises et de CFD en ligne, à laquelle des milliers de clients ambitieux font confiance dans plus de 100 pays à travers le monde. Nous aidons tous les types de traders, d’entreprises de trading, de banques et d’organisations financières à trouver les atouts dont ils ont besoin pour atteindre leurs objectifs financiers grâce à des transactions informées effectuées sur les marchés financiers mondiaux. Axi propose une large gamme d’actifs, notamment des CFD pour plusieurs classes d’actifs, y compris le Forex, les actions, l’or, l’argent, le pétrole, le café, les indices ainsi que d’autres matières premières.

Chez Axi, nous sommes fiers de notre réputation de courtier honnête, équitable et fiable. Nos nombreuses récompenses et nos « excellents » avis Trustpilot prouvent que nous avons gagné la confiance de clients qui apprécient les avantages de notre service exceptionnel, de notre exécution rapide, de nos paiements sécurisés, de nos fonds distincts et de nos retraits faciles.

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High PMS price: Oil, gas suppliers seek emergency measures

The Natural Oil and Gas Suppliers Association of Nigeria (NOGASA) has appealed to the federal government to provide palliatives for oil marketers to import fuel at N600 per dollar for three months.

NOGASA said the measures became necessary due to growing challenges of petroleum products procurement and distribution, especially with the attendant hardships resulting from increases in pump prices of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) nationwide.

The association made the call on Thursday in Abuja, in a communique at the end of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, presented by its National President, Mr Benneth Korie.

“We wish to sincerely reiterate that the only realistic option out of this dire situation for now is for government to urgently expedite the provision of ‘Emergency Palliative Measures’ for Marketers.

“Such that fuels can be imported at the rate of at least N600 per dollar for the next three months, while waiting for the promised reactivation of our refineries.

“The NEC of NOGASA, an umbrella representative body for all marketing and distribution bodies in the country has been speaking expressly and expediently through its National President, with strong insight and alerts to government on the scary trend that is evolving thus far.

“NOGASA is worried that between now and December 2023, in the absence of intervention, there are increasing losses of lives, businesses, jobs, shut down of filling stations and packing up of petroleum tankers due to high cost of importation, transportation and distribution of products,” he said.

Korie said a major newspaper just confirmed the price of diesel to have hit N1,000 per liter, which he described just as “a flash in the pan,” adding that suppliers were at the receiving end of this development.

He recalled that while NOGASA applauded the removal of fuel subsidy, it warned and advised that the right steps be taken to cushion its effects for the survival of citizens and businesses.

Similarly, he said depot owners had been negatively affected by the increasing cost of crude and exchange rate, hence many depots were deserted as their owners were unable to secure bank loans to fund their businesses due to high interest rates.

“Banks are unwilling to guarantee funds release to stakeholders as a result of the difficulty, instability and galloping rates of foreign exchange and high cost of dollar.

“Many depots are presently dried up or out of stock, and this is no gainsaying as it is evidently verifiable.

“Worst hit are filling stations whose owners find it difficult to secure funds to procure products for their retail outlets, and both the independent and major marketers are negatively affected such that filling stations are shutting down in great numbers.

“Dealers are going out of business with many more on the verge of bankruptcy because of their inability to secure funds to facilitate orders for their stations,” the president said.

Korie urged government to save the industry from collapse, which may result in a devastating blow to the economy because the country’s success depended on the survival of the oil industry, whose critical stakeholders were negatively affected.

He said the emergency intervention would go a long way in cushioning the harsh effect of the high cost of importation and equally bring about reasonable reliefs to the business and cost of living generally.

He decried the poor state of the roads, and called for infrastructural provision and maintenance, because petroleum products distribution was hampered by unmotorable roads.

“This development is already a waiting threat to the laudable Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) driven transportation innovation of President Bola Tinubu.

“Practical solutions are suggested to engage the local workforce to speedily refurbish or resuscitate bad roads across the country,” he advised.

He further advised government to tackle challenges in the areas of importation as well as clearing in Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Nigeria Ports Authority, Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission and other agencies involved with dollar transactions for marketers.

“The bottlenecks are simply killing us. Our businesses are dying and the system is not helping us at all. An urgent action is required to save our industry from total collapse,” he said.

Earlier, Mr John Okekeocha, National Secretary, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) decried ineffective governance and removal of fuel subsidy without putting adequate measures like refineries in place.

“All downstream players must ensure they are on the same page and think outside the box to make impact and also be part of government decision making,” he said.

Also speaking, Mr Billy Harry, President, Petroleum Products Retail Outlets Owners Association of Nigeria (PETROAN), said removal of oil subsidy should have been a stakeholders issues, involving all to sort out measures to cushion it.

According to him, 350,000 dollars is required to establish a CNG station. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)

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Egypt pledges support to Nigeria’s water, food security mandate

The Government of Egypt has announced its commitment to help Nigeria achieve its water resources and food security goals in line with the Renewed Hope Agenda of the President.

This was the thrust when Mr Moustafa Awad, the Egyptian Ambassador to Nigeria, paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation, Prof. Joseph Utsev in Abuja and made available in a statement on Friday.

According to him, both countries enjoy cordial relationships in many areas, saying such cooperation had seen a positive impact in their citizens’ lives.

Awad said his country would continue the partnership in various aspects of water management, flood management, Irrigation, Crop cultivation, and Sanitation.

He highlighted the ongoing discussions regarding Public Private Partnerships with Rice Farmers Association and other stakeholders in Nigeria, with focus on areas such as Animal husbandry and food production.

The ambassador said finalisation is expected soon.

The Minister noted the determination of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Administration to ensure the success of its ‘Food Security Mandate’ and ‘Renewed Hope Agenda,’.

Utsev said the pivotal role of water resources in achieving food security and overall economic stability could not be overlooked.

He highlighted the ministry’s inclusion of ‘Sanitation’ in its name as timely, expressing optimism about advancements in this critical area.

He however accepted the Ambassador’s invitation to the upcoming Egyptian Water Week, scheduled for October 29, 2023, in Egypt.

In his remarks, the Minister of State for water resources and sanitation, Alhaji Bello Goronyo, emphasised the vast potentials for mutual benefits in this collaboration, especially in ensuring food security, given the extensive land areas of both nations.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that draft copies of Memorandum of Understanding and an invitation to the Cairo Water Week were presented to the minister. (NAN)

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Foundation unveils 10-point agenda to rebuild Nigeria

The Peace Unity Restoration and Prosperity Global Foundation, in partnership with the National Orientation Agency (NOA) on Thursday unveiled a 10-point agenda aimed at rebuilding the nation to attain greatness.

The Global President of the Foundation, Mr Jeffery Abidoye, unveiled the agenda in Abuja at the Official inauguration of the Steering Committee on Rebuilding Nigeria360’’ Project, FCT Chapter.

Its theme titled “Rebuilding2Rebithing: The Brand New Nigeria of our Dream – A National Priority’’

Abidoye described the agenda as a transformational project that would be implemented for 30 years.

He said that the foundation had partnered with the NOA on value rebuilding, measurable reorientation drive, ethical leadership, responsive and friendly responsible democratic governance across the country.

According to him, the project will give the President Bola Tinubu’s administration an uncommon mileage nationally, continentally and globally.

He added that the 10-point agenda included food security for all, weekly interactive television/radio programme, mentorship on moral education, couple’s clinic to share experiences and youth engagement for community intelligence development.

According to him, others are women’s capacity building and empowerment, senior citizens care, establishment of languages centre and character mentoring and ethical codes modeling clubs in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions.

“It is our unwavering commitment to the vision, mission and mandate to rebuild and rebirth a brand new Nigeria that will incontrovertibly become the most south after country in the world come 2050 by the mercies of God.

“From the conceptualization since 2013 to 2023, we have committed time, energy, and huge resources to taking the novel and noble project to this crucial stage.’’

In his remarks, the Director-General of NOA, Dr Garba Abari, said that Nation- building was imperative to peaceful co-existence and unity against external aggression as well as enhancing growth and development.

According to him, the concept of Nation-building is the process whereby a society of people with diverse origins, histories, languages, cultures and religions come together within the boundaries of a sovereign state with a unified constitution and legal dispensation. (NAN)

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FCTA arrests 2 land racketeers, says no compensation for victims

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Thursday arrested two suspected land racketeers for selling plots of land illegally to unsuspecting residents of Ungwan Zaki, in Jahi District, Abuja.

Mr Mukhtar Galadima, Director of Development Control, FCTA, who stated this in Abuja, during the demolition of illegal structures in Jahi community said there would be no compensation for the victims.

Galadima said the suspects, one Mr Yusuf Ibrahim, popularly known as Baban Kalifa, and Prophet Emmanuel Ayisa, would be prosecuted according to the law.

“I am not surprised because these are the antics of criminals, but we have warned the residents and citizens about this kind of ugly situation.

“We have warned people to beware because every land in Abuja has been planned for something. We equally warned residents not to buy land from local chiefs. You have to go to the appropriate authority.

“Even if you want to buy land from somebody, you have to conduct a due diligence search. It is unfortunate that these are victims of circumstances,” he said.

He stressed that the authority would not give them compensation for their loss and advised people to consult appropriate authorities to search for whatever property they want to buy.

The director said, “I feel their pain, but whatever it is, it is illegal and that is why we are removing it.

“It is a continuous process of cleaning and sanitising the city. Obviously, this place is like a criminal den, because when we came in, we saw a lot of characters,” he said.

The Deputy Director and Head of Enforcement, Mr Hassan Ogbole, said that the area was reserved for a road corridor between Kado and Jahi Districts.

Ogbole said that the enforcement team visited the area five times, adding that the people often return and rebuild after every demolition.

“I believe that with this extensive removal of the trees, it will be difficult for them to come back,” he said.

Also, Mr Peter Olumuji, Secretary, Command and Control, FCTA, explained that the arrest was based on intelligence reports by security agencies who gathered that people were contributing money to bribe the enforcement team.

Olumoji explained that the security operatives were able to identify the culprit and arrest was made, adding that the Commissioner of Police, FCT Command had ordered thorough investigation and prosecution of the fraudsters.

One of the victims, Ms Florence Emedo, said that she bought the land about two years ago, and was assured that the area would not be demolished and that she could stay there for 10 years.

“We were told that the traditional leader of the area, called Zaki of Kado, was fully aware of the land, which was initially being sold for N75,000.

“Baban Kalifa assured us that nothing will happen, adding that they have an insider in FCTA and assured us that nothing will happen but from time to time we will just contribute money and give them.

“They asked us to gather money and they will go to the office, and we contributed N10,000 each,” she said.

Another victim, Ms Owadia Valentina, said that she bought the plot for N450,000 while some bought between N100,000 and N200,000.

“He assured us that we can stay for 10 years and that there is already an agreement on the land.

“I moved in October last year, and I just painted two months ago,” she said.

However, the suspect denied the allegation, claiming that they have not sold land to anyone in the area.

Yusuf Ibrahim specifically said that he did not collect any money from anybody for the purpose of enriching himself.

He, however, acknowledged collecting money from the residents, but said it was for compensation to the Gbagyi people who owned the cashew plantation where the lands were sold.

Similarly, Prophet Ayisa, agreed that he and Baban Khalifa held a meeting after which they collected money from the victims of the demolished structures, but not to appease the officials of the FCTA against demolition of their area. (NAN)

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Tinubu determined to serve Nigerians, won’t be distracted by Atiku, others – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that President Bola Tinubu was contracted to serve Nigerians and would not be distracted from focusing on the job at hand.

“No one can distract him; former Vice-President and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and people like him cannot distract his focus,” the party said in reaction to Atiku’s Thursday news conference.

The reaction was signed by Mr Felix Morka, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, and made available to newsmen in Abuja.

Atiku, at the press conference in Abuja, focused on President Bola Tinubu’s academic records.

But Morka declared that the APC was not perturbed by the press conference because it lacked purpose and delivered nothing.

“The news conference lacked purpose and delivered nothing, except the pitiful regurgitation of lies, mindless distortions and deliberate falsehood on his (Atiku)’s infantile obsession with the academic records of President Tinubu.

“For several weeks now, Nigerians and the world have watched with incredulity Abubakar’s display of utter desperation in his failed bid to become the President of Nigeria.

“Earlier today, he put his desperation in overdrive during his press conference where he addressed some of the issues in his appeal at the Supreme Court.

“He bandied unproven charges against President Bola Tinubu in a calculated attempt to shamelessly whip up public sentiments and inordinately pressure the Supreme Court,” Morka said.

He added that Abubakar should have known better than to demonstrate gross contempt of the highest court by making public comments on a matter he had submitted to the court for adjudication.

Morka noted that the former Vice-President held the unenviable title of Nigeria’s most prolific election loser and longest running presidential candidate in the country’s history.

He added that the APC saw Abubakar’s recent U.S. fishing expedition on Tinubu’s result from Chicago State University as the “last kick of a roundly rejected presidential aspirant”.

The APC spokesman, while condeming Abubakar’s action which he said had exposed Nigeria and the presidency in foreign land, sympathised with him for spending a lifetime pursuing an unrealised dream.

He urged the former Vice-President to graciously accept his defeat and quietly lick his political wounds with some dignity.

“Nigerians rejected him at the polls and he cannot get by subterfuge, what he failed to get through the ballot box.

“Nigerians validly elected President Tinubu to revamp our economy, restore security, create jobs, provide transformative infrastructure, improve electricity supply and enhance the living conditions of the masses.

“President Tinubu has undertaken to serve Nigerians and he will not be distracted by a man who has consistently failed to achieve his self-serving and brutal quest to become Nigeria’s president,” Morka stressed. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)

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Land racketeering: Wike tasks judiciary on indiscriminate issuance of injunctions

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr Nyesom Wike, has appealed to the judiciary to look into indiscriminate issuance of injunctions against the FCT Administration on land racketeering and other matters.

Wike made the appeal when a delegation of the FCT Judiciary led by the FCT Chief Judge, Justice Husseini Yusuf, visited him in his office in Abuja on Thursday.

He lamented the sharp practices going on in the FCT, sometimes in collusion with some staff of the FCT Administration, adding that judges were also complicating issues with indiscriminate injunction.

He added that the racketeering in FCT was getting out of hand and urged the chief judge to look into it.

“We appeal to you; so many things are happening in FCT, so many things. With the kind of sharp practices going on in FCT and collusion with the staff of FCT.

“They go to court and get all kinds of injunctions without even us getting the services, and before you know it, there are judgements.

“We are not blaming you, after all, your own is based on facts presented to you, but we are trying to change all that now because the land racketeering in FCT is getting out of hand.

“You see injunction here, injunction there, injunction in the next two minutes; injunction in the next five minutes; injunction in 30 minutes; it is unprecedented. Some of them even go outside to Kuje.

“We want to bring this to your attention so that you can look into it. That is not the best,” he said.

The minister commended the Chief Judge for the stability in FCT Judiciary and the cordial relationship between the FCTA and the judiciary and stressed the need to strengthen the working harmony.

He promised to improve the welfare of judges in the FCT judiciary, particularly in the area of accommodation.

According to him, providing a conducive environment for the people charged with the responsibility of fighting corruption like judges will help significantly in the fight against corruption.

Responding, Justice Yusuf assured the minister that he would address the problem of indiscriminate issuance of injunctions.

He noted that the judiciary was part of the government and should be doing things that would make government work.

“We are aware that you have started taking action to ensure sanity is brought into the land administration in the FCT.

“On my end, I have issued a directive to the judges in charge of my judicial division, that all cases involving FCT will be assigned by the Chief Judge.

“Even where such cases are filed within the division, they are returned to the Chief Judge so that I can assign them. This will enable me to keep track of where such cases have gone.

“I want to assure that the era of that kind of mistakes is gone; I want to assure you once more that we will do our best within the ambit of the law to ensure you succeed,” he said.

He explained that the visit was to congratulate the minister and assured him of the support of the FCT judiciary. (NAN)

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Climate: Dangote Group reaffirms commitment to sustainability

The Dangote Group has reaffirmed commitment to environmental sustainability with enunciation of seven key pillars that underpin its operations.

The pillars are institutional, social, economic, financial, environmental, operational and cultural sustainability.

The company reaffirmed the commitment at an environmental journalism workshop in Lagos with the theme: “Reporting the Environment for Sustainability”.

Mr James Adenuga, Acting Group Head, Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) & Sustainability at Dangote Group, said that the seven key pillars centred on people, planet and profit, to mitigate climate change.

Adenuga represented by Mr Adeyemi Adun, Group Environment and Sustainability Specialist at Dangote Industries Ltd., spoke on the topic: “Reporting the Environment for Sustainability’’.

He said the group would remain committed to building a socially responsible and impactful business that would serve all stakeholders.

Adenuga described sustainability as development that would meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of the future.

He said the group invested funds in environmental research yearly to drive its decision making.

He added that the group partnered the UN for training on sustainability and climate change advocacy.

“The issue of sustainability should start from the home and should not be for governments and companies only, to solve global environmental problems one after the other,” Adenuga said.

Mr Aliu Akoshile, Executive Director at Climate Africa Media Initiative & Centre (CAMIC), called on journalists to take reporting of the environment seriously because `it is binds everyone together’.

“If the environment is not conducive, there won’t be development; journalists have a lot to do in order to report fairly,” Akoshile said.

Akoshile spoke on the topic: “Journalism and Climate Change.”

He hoped that the training would encourage journalists to appreciate efforts of corporate organisations such as Dangote Group toward achieving environmental sustainability in Nigeria.

Akoshile also urged journalists to do investigative reports to address some environmental issues.

He hoped that the training would enable journalists to pay adequate attention to their environments and climate.

Akoshile urged that companies should be assessed by their contributions to the society.

He listed challenges of climate change reporting as scientific complexity and communication, limited resources and newsroom constraints, skepticism, denial and disinformation, among others.

Akoshile urged journalists to seek partnerships with non-governmental organisations and corporations in climate reporting, as well as engage local communities and indigenous voices.

He said that environmental journalism required critical thinking and interrogation of issues, adding that journalists should hold governments accountable.

A research analyst at Africa Check, Mr Allwell Okpi, urged journalists to give attention to fact-checking to avoid misinformation.

Okpi said that journalists must identify the original source of information and verify the content before publishing.

He urged journalists to be factual about names, titles, places, quotes and video clips in their stories to avoid misinformation.

“Bloggers seek online traffic, everyone who creates and shapes information has agenda,” he said.

Okpi warned journalists to avoid relying on transferred information in news reporting.

“Once there is transfer of information, there would be distortion, and journalists must avoid that,” he said.

He said that journalists must get their sources and experts to explain jargons for easy understanding.

Okpi spoke on “Fact Check and Investigative Journalism.”

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that about 60 journalists participated in the training organised by Dangote Group in partnership with CAMIC. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)

Source: News Agency of Nigeria