Friday, 23 November 2012

Photonews: D8 Summit In Islamabad

Photo Credit: News Agency Of Nigeria
Photo Credit: News Agency Of Nigeria

News Release: UN Security Council Commends Gaza Ceasefire

The members of the Security Council welcomed the ceasefire agreement reached in relation to the Gaza Strip in order to bring about a sustainable and durable cessation of hostilities that had been affecting the Gaza Strip and Israel.  The members of the Council called on the parties to uphold the agreement and to act seriously to implement its provisions in good faith.  They expressed their continued support for the ongoing international efforts to consolidate this agreement.

The members of the Council strongly commend the efforts of Egyptian President [Mohamed] Morsy and others to achieve the ceasefire.  The members of the Council also expressed strong appreciation for the efforts of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in this regard.

The members of the Council affirmed the need for the people of Israel and the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip to live without fear.  They called on the international community to contribute to improving the living conditions of the people in the Gaza Strip, notably through providing additional emergency aid through appropriate established channels to the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and to work in this regard with Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and Egypt for the expeditious and unimpeded delivery of such humanitarian assistance, including of food, fuel and medical treatment.

The members of the Security Council deplored the loss of civilian lives resulting from this situation and reiterated the need to take appropriate steps to ensure the safety and well-being of civilians and their protection in accordance with international humanitarian law.

The members of the Council stressed the urgency of the restoration of calm in full and reiterated the importance of achieving a comprehensive peace based on the vision of a region where two democratic States, Israel and Palestine, live side by side in peace with secure and recognized borders.

Hardeep Singh Puri
Security Council President

News Release: Invitation To The Abia Awakening(TAA) Conference

On behalf of The Abia Awakening group, we humbly invite you to our First National Conference slated for December 26th, 2012 in Abia State as stakeholders. We would be very glad to have your honour in this epoch-making event. Also, you would have the opportunity to get first-hand information about the state called “Abia State”.

Moderator: Barr. Monday Onyekachi Ubani,
NBA Chairman, Ikeja Branch, Lagos.

Key Note Address By: His Excellency, The Executive Governor of Abia State, Chief T.A. Orji.

Date: 26th December, 2012.
Time: 9am.

Topics For Syndicate Session Would Include:
1. “The Role of Pressure Groups/Political Opposition In Strengthening Democracy: A Case Study of Abia State”.
2. “An X-Ray of the Political and Economic Leadership of Abia State (Since Creation) In Modern Nigeria”.
3. “Abia State Underdevelopment: A Burden To The Economic Transformation Of The South-Eastern Region: The Diaspora Experience”.

Contact persons: - Mr. Chigozie – 08033048484 or Mr. Lawrence – 08036725809.

Profile: - The Abia Awakening (TAA) is a pressure group, initiated by a group of Abians who are committed to use their resources and time to educate fellow citizens of the state on the qualities of good leadership and transparent governance.

Our objective is to inform and bring fellow Abians to the knowledge of where, when and how to make Abia better through the use of information technology and public sensitization programmes.

Thank you in anticipation of your kind acceptance in the making of a better Abia state.

Yours faithfully,
For: The Abia Awakening (TAA)  

Chigozie Onyeukwu Ubani
 Chairman, TAA Planning Committee

Lawrence Ehilegbu 
TAA Secretary