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With Right Support, Girls Can Change The World – GYRIN

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With Right Support, Girls Can Change The World

As the World celebrates the International Day of the Girl Child, Girls and Youth Re – integration Network (GYRIN) has called on Nigerians to support the girl-child to attain the right potentials.

National Coordinator and Chief Executive Officer of GYRIN, Awujoola Kehinde charity said in a statement that girls had the power to change the World if given the right opportunity.

She said that adolescent girls have the right to a safe, educated and healthy life, not only in their critical formative years, but also as they mature into women.

“If effectively supported during the adolescent years, girls have the potential to change the world both as the empowered girls of today and as tomorrow’s mothers, workers, entrepreneurs, mentors, household heads and political leaders.

“An investment in realising the power of adolescent girls uphold their rights today and promises a more equitable and prosperous future, one in which half of humanity is an equal partner in Solving the problems facing the globe.

“We are to encourage and inspire our girls to have the courage to be, love, honour and celebrate themselves.

“This should not be a onetime occurance though. Let us always strive to instill principles and values in our ladies and each other. Let us challenge them to explore the unknowns.

“No society will flourish and no peace agreement will be lasting without empowering girls in peace building and reconstruction.

“Finally, everyday presents the opportunity for them to use their voices in their community to make a powerfully positive impact by being authentic, unapologetic and genuine,” she said.

She harped on the need to end violence against women in every form.

“Violence against women and girls is a stain on our social fabric.

“On this day of the Girl child, I call on all stakeholders and those in authority to honour their commitment to end all violence against women and girls.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that International Day Of The Girl Child is a day set aside by the United Nations to draw attention to the need to address the challenges girls face around the world and to promote girl’s empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.

It is annually celebrated on October 11th, the theme for this year’s day of the girl child is “EmPOWER Girls: Before, During and After Conflict.

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IATA Inaugurates Turbulence Aware Data Resource To Forecast Turbulence

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IATA Inaugurates Turbulence Aware Data Resource To Forecast Turbulence

The ability of airlines to forecast and avoid turbulence would now be greatly enhanced as the International Air Transport Association, IATA, has inaugurated a turbulence aware data resource.

IATA said the system would pool and share turbulence date generated by participating airlines. The global body for airlines said before now, airlines had to depend on reports and weather advisories from pilots to offset the impact of turbulence.

IATA says the result would be the first global, real-time, detailed and objective information for pilots and operation’ professionals to manage turbulence.

It is expected that airlines operating in Nigeria would participate and benefit from this new system.

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Oil Price Stability Buoys Nigeria’s Budget Benchmark

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Oil Price Stability Buoys Nigeria's Budget Benchmark

Nigerian budget benchmark appears buoyed by oil price stability as a result of cuts in production levels to which OPEC members have agreed.

The benchmark of sixty dollars was eroded by sustained drops in price. The high for the year was eighty-six dollars which dropped to about fifty-eight dollars last week.

It rebounded to sixty-two dollars per barrel last week, just as the federal executive council was to hold an emergency meeting on how the price drops would affect the Nigerian budget.

Opec countries had agreed to reduce daily production by eight hundred thousand barrels, while non-OPEC members decided to reduce production by four hundred thousand barrels per day.

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CBN And MTN Plan To Settle $8b Rift Out Of Court

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CBN And MTN Plan To Settle $8b Rift Out Of Court

It seems as though the Central Bank of Nigeria and telco giant, MTN, are trying to find ways of resolving the $8 billion rift between them. One of MTN’s lawyers is quoted as saying they are making moves toward an out-of-court settlement.

Meanwhile, counsels for both parties have secured another adjournment until late January.

Another $2 billion case involving MTN and the Nigerian attorney general’s office was adjourned as well last week until early January.  This case is related to alleged back taxes owed by MTN.  The telco giant has denied it owed the taxes.

The $8 billion case was a result of a charge against MTN for allegedly violating Nigeria’s extant laws.  In August, Central Bank of Nigeria sanctioned MTN Nigeria for allegedly using irregular certificates of capital importation to transfer $8.1 billion to South Africa on behalf of its offshore investors.

MTN is being asked to return the $8.1 billion to Nigeria.

Mtn group’s Nigerian operations account for one-third of its entire African market share.

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