NUJ gets new pres­i­dent

Weekly Trust - - News - Peter Moses, Abeokuta Joshua Odeyemi

The South-East Bu­reau Chief of ThisDay News­pa­pers, Chris Isiguzo, yes­ter­day emerged the new pres­i­dent of the Nige­ria Union of Jour­nal­ists (NUJ).

Isiguzo won the elec­tion at the just con­cluded 6th Del­e­gates Con­fer­ence of the union held in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The Re­turn­ing Of­fi­cer from the Nige­ria Labour Congress, Ben­son Upah, de­clared Isiguzo win­ner, hav­ing polled 346 votes against Wa­heed Odusile The In­ter­na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Lions Clubs is tar­get­ing treat­ment of over 200 mil­lion phys­i­cally im­paired peo­ple in the world this year, in­clud­ing 50mil­lion who got 329 votes.

Other con­tes­tants were Bamidele Atunbi, 101 votes, Abio­dun Olalere, 56, Uzaka Abra­ham, 30, Ja­cob Edi, 16 and Alademka Adel­e­gan, 9 votes. An­nounc­ing the re­sults, Upah com­mended the peace­ful con­duct of all the par­tic­i­pants.

Lions Clubs tar­get 50m Nige­ri­ans for eye treat­ment

Nige­ri­ans. The In­ter­na­tional Pres­i­dent of the clubs, Gu­drun Yug­van­dot­tir, who was in Nige­ria to flag-off the vi­sion and di­a­betes cam­paign, dis­closed this at a press con­fer­ence in Abuja yes­ter­day. She said though the club had been treat­ing eye prob­lems over the years, they de­cided to step up such ser­vices this year.

Yug­van­dot­tir also noted that since many peo­ple were suf­fer­ing from di­a­betes, the body had also de­cided to help tackle the sit­u­a­tion.

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