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Aisha Buhari, others bags UFUK dialogue of peace award



Aisha Buhari, others bags UFUK dialogue of peace award

Wife of the Nigeria President, Mrs Aisha Buhari and a host of others have bagged the UFUK dialogue award of peace.

The event was also organised by the UFUK dialogue,a non-profit to organisation in Abuja to confer awards on some exceptional personalities in Nigeria for their wonderful effort and support in developing a peaceful society.

It was founded in FCT, Abuja for the purpose of promoting dialogue, culture of co-existence, mutual understanding and to establish a common interfaith, intercultural and intellectual platform aimed at providing information and opinion exchange.

The event which attracted people from all walks of life was put together to celebrate people and organisations that have been contributing to societal peace in Nigeria.

While speaking at the event, the president of Ufuk Dialogue, Kamil Kemanci, said that Ufuk Dialogue
serves to stand by societal peace, love, respect and compassion in support of human dignity and the greater good by striving to preserve the common values of humanity.

He said values such as respect,
tolerance, peace and mutual understanding were among the ingredients for the award.

He said the theme of the 7th edition of the dialogue was Countering Violent Extremism Through Love and Tolerance.

Kemanci said the dialogue also brought people of different faiths and ethnic backgrounds around the same table.

“Today, we need dialogue and peace more than we need food and shelter.

“Dialogue and peaceful
coexistence have always been and still remain a need, a must for us to have a healthy and more
productive society.”

According to Kemanci, in dialogue, it is possible to transform conflict into cooperation.

Others dignitaries that were also awarded are: Rev. Samson Ayokunle, President, Christian Association of Nigeria, Sheikh Shariff Ibrahim Saleh Al-Hussaini, Chairman, Fatwa Committee Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs and Cahirman, Assembly of Muslims in Nigeria.

Others includes: Most Rev. Dr Augustine Ukwuoma, Chairman, Pastoral Agents Catholic Bishop’s Conference, Prof. Amidu SANNI, Vice Chancellor Fountain University, Osogbo-OSUN STATE, Fr. Prof. Hycianth Ichoku, Vice Chancellor Veritas University.

Also,Mrs Pauline Tallen, Board Member, National Agency for The Control of AIDS, Festus Keyamo, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Apostle Alexandre Bamgbola, Chairman Lagos State Christian Association of Nigeria.
Rt. Honourable Mudashir Obasa, Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, among others.

One of the awardees, Pauline Tallen, while commending the Ufuk Dialogue, organisers of the
event and dedicating the award to all Nigerians said, “My prayer is that God will make all the efforts
of Ufuk Dialogue in establishing peace and love among us to be successful.

“Whether we are of the Christian or Muslim faith or any other, we are all children of God and therefore, we need to learn to live in peace with one another.

Also, the speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon Mudashiru Obasa, represented by
Misbau Aminu emphasised that peace can only bring about trust, economic prosperity and good education.


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CG Adeniyi Pledges More Support For Customs Team



Joel Ajayi

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service NCS Adewale Adeniyi, has pledged to continue to support the Customs Sports Teams to enable them to bring more glory to the service.

CG stated this on Tuesday when Nigeria Custom ladies secured the tickets to represent the Service and Nigeria at the forthcoming 2023 Africa Women’s Basketball League AWBL in Egypt.

Comptroller General who was represented at the event by the Deputy Comptroller General Enforcement Inspection and Investigation Abba Kura charged the team to go to Egypt and make Nigeria proud.

He said: “For this tournament, they have done well, the Service is going to encourage them to do more, I pray for them to succeed in Egypt, and to come back with the trophy to Nigeria.

“It has been a tradition of the Nigeria Customs Service to encourage officers who participate actively in sports, apart from that, we encourage all our teams in all sports and make sure that they succeed in any event they participate.”

However, at the end FIBA Africa Zone 3 Women Qualifiers tournament in Abuja, NSC topped the table with 6 points after winning two games, while the ASPAC of Benin Republic played two games won one, and lost one to secure 3 points, and the third participant Olukoya Ladies lost the two games with no points.

The Borders ladies defeated the Olukoya ladies by 55:49 to secure their second victory.

Also, the 2023  Africa Women’s Basketball League will take place in Cairo, Egypt from December 11th to 18th this year.

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