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Expensive, Lange, Styl Plus, Others To Entertains Children At Gymnastics Tourney In FCT



Joel Ajayi

Wazobia FM Guru popularly known as Expensive, Solomon Lange, Styl Plus “Olufumi” Makoyor and host of Artists will on Saturday be dazzling and entertaining children at the 9theditions of Gymnastic event tagged “Her Fun Day Level System Wag and Wag tournament” inside the Package B of the MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.

More than 300 children in FCT, will get the opportunity to be expose to different sports especially Gymnastic on the 15th June 2019 with their parents at hand to lend some support to the future stars.

The event will feature fun games like, ‘Bouncing Castle’ ‘Blind Folding’ and other Gymnastic programmes.

Speaking with The Gleamer News  on Friday, the founder of TIG International Gymnastics Club, Coach Anthony Asuquo said that “Her Fun Day System Mag and Wag Gymnastic Tournament is intiatative to lure both the rich and poor children into sports.

He vowed not to relent in his strive toward grooming Nigeria gymnasts that would make the country proud.

According to Federation International Gymnastics (FIG) certified Coach, Fun Day event is avenue to expose both the rich and less privileged children to the sports.

“Her fun day is way of getting children’s engage and bring them pschologically to gymnastic and expose them to different sports


“We need more athletes to do sports to enable us reduce the high rates of molestation,  drug trafficking and rest of the crimes in the society.

In this programme we are bring the like amusement park to the stadium, there will be game like bouncing castle, dancing competition and other games.

“At the same time we are trying to get them psychologically to stadium, the structures,  the facilities in th stadium because many of them don’t know about stadium that is exist for them to come and do sports.

“That is why we are trying to get them into sports and they will grow in it with disciplines, sense of belonging and to support them to represent there state, national and better their life.”

He added that, “the event is not limited  to rich people children, it’s go both rich and poor, we don’t want to bring demarcation between rich and poor. We are Nigerians, we represent our cultural heritage that is why we are bring every human so far u can breath.

“We should have over 300 children, that will opportunity to enjoy side attractions Bouncing Castle, Blind Folding and other gymnastic programmes.

“Not only that, we are bringing Artist like Solomon Lange, Style plus, Makoyor  expenses from waxobia to entertain children. ”

While thanking those who supportsthe programme, coach Asuquo expressed: “We have the support from Chris Kings suite, they are giving accommodation to the families, also Iheodioah from Wall Mart who giving us interior decoration for the raffle draw.

“Also, we are going to use raffle draw to raise fund to support  coaches, and children that are not well do with to help them.”



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Nigerians Call For More Women In Governance, Say It Will Reduce Corruption



Exasperated by rising corruption in Africa’s most populous country, stakeholders in the fight against corruption in Nigeria have identified adequate inclusion of women in governance as an antidote to public sector corruption while lamenting the government’s effort in implementing the revised National Gender Policy (NGP).

The call for the inclusion of more women in governance had been necessitated by the low representation of women in Nigeria’s governance structures.

Human rights lawyer Mary Musa led the call during PUBLIC CONSCIENCE, an anti-corruption radio programme produced by the Progressive Impact Organization for Community Development, PRIMORG, Wednesday in Abuja.

Speaking during the programme, Musa stated that Nigeria would be heading in the better direction if more women are deliberately handed opportunities in political leadership and public service as they embody the values, character and integrity, which is needed in building a corrupt-free nation.

She noted that Nigerian women are prudent and have been equipped to instill prudence, character and integrity in the mind of their children and can replicate these virtues in leadership positions.

“If we (government) put more women who are prudent in the government spaces, political spaces, corruption will reduce drastically because they are coming with values, character and integrity. We are not saying take any woman because she is a woman, we are saying take women who know what it means to be in political offices.

“If we select those women knowing they are influencers in their spaces doing fantastic and credible jobs with excellent value systems, Nigeria is headed for a better place.

“We have credible women, but they face barriers like sexual harassment at workplaces. Even in politics, we have a lot of women going into politics, but there are god-fathers who want to take advantage of the young women coming into politics. It’s beyond being credible and competent. It’s about creating an enabling environment for the woman to thrive,” Musa stressed.

On the government’s lacklustre approach on implementing the revised National Gender Policy, she revealed that the most effective tool in persuading the Federal Government to implement the policy remains sensitization, advocacy and peaceful protest.

Musa also regretted that implementation of the National Gender Policy is stifled by a lack of political will and urged the government to enforce the policy and place punitive measures on public offices that fail to align with the provisions of the revised NGP.

On her part, Communications Manager Mujidat Agbabiaka backed Nigerian women to do well if given more opportunities in leadership, emphasizing that women have what it takes to participate in leadership and make the country better. She added that women must be encouraged and empowered to take charge of administration because of their discipline and integrity.

Agbabiaka said, “We’ve seen women out there doing well in their leadership capacity and their homes are not broken. They still perform their maternal roles. They still take care of their families, their husband and children, immediate and extended families.”

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, she advised women not to sell their votes to politicians, urging them rather to study the manifestos of political parties and candidates in order to make informed decisions.

“We know the roles the politicians play in impoverishing the women further by giving them seasoning cubes and wrappers as if those things matter in politics and electioneering. We have said that these things are wrong and women should desist from accepting gifts but rather look inward into candidates and see what they are offering based on their manifestos.”

Some Nigerians who phoned into the programme from Abuja, the nation’s capital, alluded that Nigeria would be better governed and less corrupt if women were given more leadership opportunities owing to their antecedents from the home front.

PRIMORG and the Women’s Rights Advancement & Protection Alternative (WRAPA) are collaborating to promote the revised gender policy of the Federal Government for more opportunities for women in Nigeria.

Public Conscience is a syndicated weekly anti-corruption radio program used by PRIMORG to draw government and citizens’ attention to corruption and integrity issues in Nigeria.

The program has the support of the MacArthur Foundation

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