Many crises have been troubling our country recently: political, ethnic, religious, and economic. Some crises, though, can be averted—including, perhaps, the violence plaguing some north-eastern Nigeria states.
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Despite the June 13 rainfall that began about 8:00 pm, people still made their way to the Cafeteria to participate in the games competition featuring six groups. There was music, suya, drinks, recharge cards, and many other giveaways.
Saturday (June 7) night was spectacular in AUN as a result of the Karaoke event at Washington Hall. It commenced by 8:00 pm, but like every other AUN event, it was not until 9 o’clock that people began to troop in.
The Director of State Security Service in Adamawa State, Mr. Olugbenga Jayeoba, said the Nigerian government is putting up its very best in the fight against insurgency.
From the 400 people who recently applied to the AUN Security Corps, only 100 survived the rigorous theoretical examination tests and three weeks of intensive paramilitary training exercises.
Academics, traditional and religious leaders, and AUN students discussed the role religion should play in fostering peace and stability in Nigeria. The discussion was part of the maiden AUN-API International Conference on Peace and Development held at the Robert A. Pastor E-Learning Center.
The conduct of the Nigeria news media in constructive journalistic practice came under scrutiny at the AUN-API International Conference on Peace and Development, where scholars, public service officers, and students discussed the ‘Role of the Media in Peace’ at a session on June 12.
Youths from surrounding communities have spoken out against the poor state of facilities in the education sector, corruption, divisive mindset, bad governance, weak democratic institutions, and the unhealthy gap in empowerment between the genders, among others.
Certificates were presented to 169 youths who participated in AUN’s free ICT training. The ceremony was featured in the maiden AUN-API International Peace & Development Conference.
Panelists at the Good Governance and Democracy Forum were unanimous that education was the key to democracy and good governance in Nigeria. President Ensign, the lead discussant, described democracy as ‘work in action’ and argued that Nigerian youth has a role to play in ensuring that there is a political condition that is favorable for it.
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