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Kaduna Peace Commission harps on harmonious relationship among Jema’a residents

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The two Permanent Commissioners, in the Kaduna State Peace Commission, Mrs. Rebecca Sako John and Hajiya Khadijah Hawaja Gambo, on Thursday, urged Fanstwam and Fulani tribes in Zikpak Chiefdom, Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State to shun violence and live in peace with one another.

Speaking during the meeting between the warring group in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna Thursday, Mrs. Rebecca Sako John said the concern of the Commission is to bring aggrieved parties to a round table, to broker peace and strengthen peaceful coexistence in crisis-ridden communities within the state without taking sides.

DAILY POST recalled that there have been a series of crises in the two communities leading to the loss of lives and properties.

Following this, the Kaduna State Peace Commission, drew representatives of traditional rulers, youth and women groups from the two warring communities with the sole aim to restore peace among the inhabitants in the area.

They commended the participants for trusting the Commission to mediate in resolving their problems and urged them to be sincere in their submissions.

The Permanent Commissioners in the commission said the Commission intends to organize a meeting to bring both Fulanis and locals together to discuss how to resolve their problems adding that, it will further rebuild confidence, trust and amongst them.

Contributing, the Director Training of Interfaith Mediation Centre and a member of the Nigerian Network of Facilitators, Mr. Bitrus DanGiwa, who accompanied the Commission to the meeting, emphasized the need for both parties to embrace peaceful coexistence to move the area forward.

He expressed dismay over the destruction of the long enjoyed peaceful coexistence between locals and Fulanis which he noted must be corrected in the interest of the younger generation.

Earlier while setting the tone for discussions at the meeting, the program officer in charge of Partnership and Coordination, Mr. Victor Abarshi, said the purpose of the meeting was for the participants to suggest ways forward in the series of engagements the Commission intends to have between the communities in order to avoid a repeat or reoccurrence of attacks.

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Afrobeat legend, D’Banj officially joins the AfroZones Dubai soundoff

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The build-up to the AFROZONS DUBAI SOUND OFF, holding in March of next year is gaining momentum; as Dubai’s Department for Economy and Tourism, DET formerly known as Dubai Tourism, unveils, International Afrobeat superstar, D’banj, popularly known as the Koko Master, as the Official Afrobeat Artist of the AfroZons Dubai Soundoff.

D’banj who has received numerous international awards like the Best International Act (Africa) at the 2011 BET Awards and Best-Selling African Artist at the 2014 World Music Awards has been an Icon for Afrobeat music for over a decade.

The Koko Master who has been quiet for some time, just released a new album. The new album, named “Stress Free (Chapter 1)” melodically fits into the theme of the Dubai Soundoff; which is basically an avenue for Afrobeat lovers around the world to have a stress-free time while experiencing the greatness of Dubai.

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The official website for the Soundoff is www.afrozonsdxb.com. The website hosts further information on the ways to join D’Banj, Radio Hosts and Celebrities at the Dubai Soundoff. It gives you information on the discounted travel packages and how to stand a chance to win a trip giveaway. The winners will receive flight tickets for two, hotel accommodation, feeding, special tours, airport transfers, and visa’s (where necessary), to attend the AfroZons Dubai Soundoff in March 2022.

Visit the website www.afrozonsdxb.com for more information.

How to win https://youtu.be/BeVPUJyZDNs

Issam Kazim, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET), Hosts of the AfroZons Dubai Soundoff, had this to say:

“The Afrozons Dubai Soundoff has received incredible feedback across all markets since its launch. We are very proud of what has been accomplished until this day and the partnership between DET, Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism and our partner Afrozons has proven to be very successful. Therefore, we are excited to announce another milestone in the Soundoff, which is having D’Banj join us as the lead musician for this incredible project. We are convinced that his energy and positive attitude are a great fit for our brand and that he will take this project to the next level. Finally, we are thankful to having D’Banj aboard for this journey and we are certain that we can create an outstanding and memorable event together in Dubai early 2022.”

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D’Banj had this to say about the partnership:

I have always said content is the new Crude Oil and it takes people to create content. This is why I love what the Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) and AfroZons are doing here. After the global Covid 19 pandemic people and economies are trying to bounce back, stress free. The AfroZons Dubai Soundoff drives that purpose by bringing people together in a stress free environment.

I am excited to be part of this project and look forward to the many ways we can make the Dubai Soundoff a massive success.

NOTES TO THE EDITORS

About Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET)

With the ultimate vision of positioning Dubai as the world’s leading tourism destination and commercial hub, Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism’s mission is to increase the awareness of Dubai among global audiences and to attract tourists and inward investment into the emirate.

Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET), formally known as Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) is the principal authority for the planning, supervision, development, and marketing of Dubai’s tourism sector. It markets and promotes the Emirate’s commerce sector and is responsible for the licensing and classification of all tourism services, including hotels, tour operators and travel agents. Brands and departments within the Dubai Tourism portfolio include Dubai Business Events, Dubai Calendar, and Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment.

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About D’Banj

Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, better known by his stage name, D’banj, is a Nigerian singer, rapper, businessman and the founder of DB Records. He has won several music awards, including the awards for Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007, Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2009, Best International Act: Africa at the 2011 BET Awards, and Best-selling African Artist at the 2014 World Music Awards, Evolution award at the 2015 MTV Africa Music awards.

Mr. Oyebanjo adopted the stage name D’banj, a combination of his first name, Dapo, and his surname, Oyebanjo. D’banj is best known internationally for his 2012 summer hit “Oliver Twist”, an up-tempo dance fusion of Afrobeats and electronic dance music that topped the African charts in 2011 and was a top 10 hit in the UK singles chart in 2012 reaching No. 2 on the UK R&B chart.

D’banj is also the founder of Koko Foundation for Youth and Peace Development. He was Nigeria’s first United Nations Youth Ambassador for Peace, a recognition he got for using his high celebrity status to attract attention to serious and critical issues in Africa.

Website: www.afrozonsdxb.com

Hashtags: #afrozonsdxb #visitdubai #rivexcel #dubaitourism #dbanj #stressfree

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BREAKING: EPL: Manchester United officially announce Ralf Rangnick as new manager

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Manchester United have appointed Ralf Rangnick as their new interim manager.

Man United disclosed this in a statement via their website on Monday.

Rangnick’s appointment is coming less than 24 hours after Man United played a 1-1 draw with Chelsea in a Premier League tie on Sunday.

The statement read in part: “Manchester United is delighted to announce the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as interim manager until the end of the season, subject to work visa requirements.

“Following this period, Ralf and the club have agreed that he will continue in a consultancy role for a further two years.”

Reacting, John Murtough, Manchester United’s football director, told the club’s website: “Ralf is one of the most respected coaches and innovators in European football. He was our number one candidate for an interim manager, reflecting the invaluable leadership and technical skills he will bring from almost four decades of experience in management and coaching.

“Everyone at the club is looking forward to working with him during the season ahead, and then for a further two years in his advisory role.”

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EPL: Schweinsteiger reveals what Rangnick will do for Man Utd

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Former Manchester United midfielder, Bastian Schweinsteiger, has revealed that his German compatriot Ralf Rangnick would help the Red Devils ‘close the gap’ on Chelsea on the Premier League table.

Schweinsteiger stated this following Man United’s Premier League 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Sunday.

Chelsea are currently on top of the Premier League table with 30 points from 13 games.

The Blues are currently 12 points ahead of 8th placed Man United on the log.

Man United are expected to officially confirm Rangnick’s appointment as interim manager ahead of their next Premier League clash with Arsenal on Thursday.

In a tweet after Man United’s draw with Chelsea, Schweinsteiger, “Chelsea’s game style has the quality to definitely win titles this season. @ManUtd is not yet there but with Ralf Rangnick, the gap will be closed.”

“Good luck for the next games @ChelseaFC and man utd!”

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