FG Announces Measures To Strengthen NBC, Punish Hate Broadcasts

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has announced plans to take the necessary measures for the amendment of the Act establishing the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to align the regulator with the current realities in the broadcasting industry. The Minister made the announcement in Abuja on Tuesday when the received the report of the NBC Reforms Implementation Committee from the Chairman, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba. “Some 27 years into the life of the NBC, there is the need to re-evaluate the applicability of some of its laws. Following…

Benue: PDP raises alarm over plot to move governorship appeal to Abuja

Benue State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has alarmed the general public, over plot to relocate the governorship appeal panel to Abuja, the nation’s capital. In a statement signed Tuesday evening by the state publicity secretary, Bemgba Iortyom, the party totally rejected the move, describing it as “an attempt at subverting the course of justice”. The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Emmanuel Jime and his party, had appealed against the judgement of the Benue Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which upheld the victory of Governor Samuel…

Drug Abuse: Causes and Consequences in the Society

Drug and Substance Abuse In The Society  Drug and substance abuse is a global problem across all age groups. The increasing production, distribution, promotion and easy availability of substance together with the changing values of society has resulted in rising substance abuse-related problems emerging as a significant public health concern in Nigeria. Moreso, mental health stakeholders, teachers and administrators have identified substance use and abuse as a critical public health problem. Despite attempts to limit access to psychoactive substances by young persons, the use of such materials is everyday among…

Health is Wealth: Basic Things To Keep You Healthy and Wealthy

Necessary Things to Make You Healthy HEALTH IS WEALTH: Healthy citizens and the environment make a healthy nation. The unclean climate could lead to infectious diseases resulting in health burden. Does the health burden thus increase avoidable spending? We remember the outbreak of certain infectious diseases such as cholera, Lassa fever and Ebola etc. and how much was expended by each family! Sanitation is a process of making the environment clean and healthy. It is the proper management of solid waste (refuse) and liquid waste (sewage). Both refuse and sewage contain microorganisms such as…

Kogi Decides 2019: APC Cautions INEC Against ‘’Cash and Carry” Election Observers

The All Progressive Congress has cautioned the Independent National Electoral Commission to be wary of certain ‘’cash and carry” election observers who sought financial inducement in the performance of their duty. The party opined that such corrupt elements in the just concluded gubernatorial polls decided to victimise the party by calling for the cancellation of the polls because it refused to dance to their tunes. This was made known on Tuesday by the spokesperson and DG Media and Publicity GYB/CEDO 2019 Campaign council, Mr Kingsley Fanwo while reacting to news…

Dogara Condoles With Atiku Over Pariya’s Death

The former Speaker of House of Representatives ,Hon. Yakubu Dogara has expressed shock over the news of the sudden death of Personal Assistant to the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Alhaji Umar Pariya. Dogara in a statement signed by him said “Alh Pariya was an exceptionally gifted and energetic man who pursued with courage; causes that were larger than himself. Humility was his trademark and loyalty his seal. I extend my heartfelt condolences to his immediate family and pray God to grant them the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.…

Danger of Graduates that don’t think beyond their Certificates By Gbenga Adebambo

  “Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school. It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education” — Albert Einstein “The greatest form of disability in life is not knowing your ability”_. “Your winning edge in life is not the degree you have acquired or the certificate you possessed, but your ability to solve problems’ Whenever I interview graduates, I am not so keen on their qualifications; I am only keen on their *special skills, experiences and their unique approach to problem-solving*. Most of…

9th House working to Meet parliamentary Staff Demands – Gbajabiamila

The Speaker Federal House of Representatives ,Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has assured that the 9th House is “working assiduously” to meet the demands of members of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), National Assembly chapter. The Speaker said the leadership of the House had on different occasions discussed issues related to the welfare of the parliamentary staff and how to improve their working conditions. Speaking when he hosted members of the association in his office in Abuja on Monday, the Speaker said the House under his leadership would do everything…

Faleke Hails Bello’s reelection victory.

Third term House of Representatives member, Chairman House Commitee on Finance and former Deputy governorship candidate to late Prince Abubakar Audu, James Abiodun Faleke, on Monday, said the Governor-Elect of Kogi State, Governor Yahaya Bello was a man, who appreciates the diversity of the people of Kogi state. Honorable Faleke said this in light of the declaration of current Governor of Kogi State and the APC governorship candidate as the winner of the governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) “I am particularly delighted that the APC was victorious…

Don’t Endanger Your Safety, DG Warns Corps Members

Corps Members have been advised not to indulge in any act that can undermine their safety but rather ensure high level of security consciousness at all times. The NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim disclosed this in his address to the 2019 Batch ‘C’ Stream One Corps Members at the NYSC FCT Orientation Camp in Kubwa, Abuja.   He urged them not to endanger their safety but abide by the security tips given to them during registration and make judicious use of the telephone numbers. General Ibrahim warned the Corps…