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Centre advocates for centralized portal, website to encourage transparency in MDAs

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Center for Fiscal Transparency and Integrity Watch (CFTIW) has called for a centralized portal and website in all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to encourage transparency in governance.

The Executive Director of the centre, Umar Yakubu, made the call Thursday in Abuja at the presentation of the Transparency and Integrity Index Methodology Handbook for 2022.

Yakubu said introducing portal and website as a public domain in all government offices would promote transparency and accountability in the system.

He said the centre; a non- partisan organization was out to promote accountability, transparency, and integrity mechanisms within the public sector.

Yakubu added that as part of measures to promote accountability amongst public institutions in Nigeria, the centre on September 28, 2021, the United Nation International Day of Access to Information, presented the Transparency and Integrity Index (TII) 2021.

According to him, the Index being a pioneer project, is the first of its kind to cover a broad spectrum of issues regarding transparency, open governance and integrity of

institutions.

“The index used different variables and sub-variables to monitor and evaluate MDAs  and other public institutions in compliance with relevant laws that ensures the strengthening of anti-corrupt practices.

“Given the impact of citizens’ access to timely and accurate information on strengthening democracy, with the 2021 Index, our research emphasized this by establishing the extent of government institutions’ disclosure of vital information through websites and portals.

“Following the presentation of the findings, our research indicates that most MDAs need to be further guided on the methodology and be given sufficient time for implementation before the commencement of the next evaluation.

“The methodology we are presenting today serves as a comprehensive guide for all MDAs on how to ensure adherence with relevant guiding principles which form the bedrock of the research.

“Like the previous year, we are drawing our 2022 evaluation from local and international guiding principles,” he said.

Yakubu said the guiding principles included the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, Public Procurement Act, 2007, the Freedom of Information Act, 2011.

Others are Fiscal Responsibility Act, 2007; Federal Character Principles; States Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability, Framework and Guidelines for the Use of Social Media Platform in Public Institutions, 2019 and the Discriminations Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act, 2018.

He said that internally, the centre also adopted guiding principles such as the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, 2004; Open Government Partnership; African Union Convention on Preventing and Combatting Corruption, 2006 and Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa and others.

According to Yakubu, it is worthy of note that the TII methodology has been fully evaluated and validated by the Professional Statistician Society of Nigeria (PSSN) and Nigerian Statistical Association (NSA).

He, therefore, assured about the credibility of the centre methodology and findings in ensuring transparency in governance, and urged all stakeholders to engage with the handbook to build capacities on method of assessment and evaluation.

He also called on the media to leverage their media tools for the continuous promotion of projects like the TII to strengthen accountability and transparency for good governance.

Head of Research for the centre, Mukhtar Abdulhameed, gave the rundown of the usefulness of the integrity index methodology handbook from chapter one to the last chapter.

 

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Nigeria Police Medical Screening List 2022 | NPF Medical Screening Date Announced

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Nigeria Police Medical Screening List 2022 and  NPF Medical Screening Date have been announced.

 

 

Naijaonpoint reports that the Nigeria Police Force Medical screening date for the exercise has been announced. This was made known to candidates who have proceeded through the next stage of the recruitment exercise.

 

If you want to check the NPF Medical Screening List, you are on the right page as we will show you the step by step process you should follow if you want to check the date and names of those qualified to participate in the 2022 medical screening exercise.

 

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Candidates are thereby urged to visit www.policerecruitment.ng/medicalscreeninglist in order to stay updated with the latest information regarding the Police medical screening date and list of shortlisted candidates. If you apply for NPF recruitment, kindly read this update to get more information.

 

Check the Nigeria Police recruitment portal or official website of the Nigerian police force to ascertain if your name is on the list of those that will go for the medical screening exercise in their respective venues across the 36 states of Nigeria.

 

How to Check Nigeria Police Medical Screening List 2022

To check the NPF Medical screening list. Follow this steps.

  1. Login to www.policerecruitment.ng
  2. Enter your Application ID and Password.
  3. Once you have logged in, navigate to screening list.
  4. Download and Open the PDF List in there.
  5. Search for your name.

Please take note, the NPF Medical screening is only for candidates who have found their names on this shortlist. If your name is not on the list of candidates shortlisted for the medical check up of the Nigerian police, please do not proceed to the venue. Here you will be able to check the list of candidates for the medical screening.

NPF Medical Screening Date

The Nigeria Police has fixed 17th May, 2022 as the starting date for the Medical Screening and it will run all through to 31st May, 2022. Candidates who have checked and seen their names on the shortlist should prepare for the screening exercise.

Candidates who the Nigeria Police examination which was computer based are eligible to proceed to the Nigeria Police website and check the medical list. Please ensure you go to the venue of your screening on time.

Nigeria Police Medical Screening Requirements

The medical screening exercise will hold in the seventeen Nigerian Police Zonal Command nationwide. Please check your application status on the portal and print out your medical screening slip in preparation for it. You are to appear at the venue of your screening with white T-Shorts and shorts. Also ensure you go with your credentials and photocopies of it including your O’Level result, Age declaration certificate or Birth Certificate and also recent passport photographs.

Also, you will need to come with your guarantors’ form which will be submitted at the venue of the screening exercise. Failure to present these documents will automatically disqualify you from proceeding to the next stage of the recruitment exercise.

To always get the latest news on Nigeria Police Medical Screening 2022, just let us know in the comment section and we will ensure we keep you updated promptly, let us know what you think.

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WHO recommends physical activities to tackle Non-Communicable Diseases

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The World Health Organization(WHO) has said physical activities can help to tackle the burden of Non-Communicable Diseases if harnessed routinely.

It has been reported that Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) kill 41 million people each year, equivalent to 71% of all deaths globally.

Each year, more than 15 million people die from an NCD between the ages of 30 and 69 years; 85% of these “premature” deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.

Seventy-seven percent of all NCD deaths are in low- and middle-income countries.

Kazadi gave this hint during the third edition of the of walk the talk: The Health for All Challenge” organized by the World Health Organization Nigeria office in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health, partners and the public.

The WHO Country Representative, Dr Walter Kazadi, pointed out that, globally, the burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) has been growing due to a lack of physical activities.

He noted that today, we are here to create awareness for people to engage in physical activities. To bring everybody to know about NCDs and it’s effect.

“Globally, the burden of Non-Communicable Diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer and chronic diseases are growing due to lack of physical activities.

“We do it once a year on the side to kick off World Health Assembly. Health Assembly that is starting tomorrow. We want to add our contribution to that global campaign for everyone to become active as part of our effort to beat NCDs.

“This is what we should be doing every day for at least half an hour if we are to beat NCD,” he said.

It is worthy of note that, Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs), also known as chronic diseases, tend to be of long duration and are the result of a combination of genetic, physiological, environmental and behavioural factors.

The main types of NCD are cardiovascular diseases (such as heart attacks and stroke), cancers, chronic respiratory diseases (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma) and diabetes.

NCDs disproportionately affect people in low- and middle-income countries where more than three-quarters of global NCD deaths  31.4 million occur.

Detection, screening and treatment of NCDs, as well as palliative care, are key components of the response to NCDs.

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