Sustain the Fight Against Insecurity, Emir of Kano charges Gov Bello

The security initiatives of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State received a boost recently when the Emir of Kano, Dr Aminu Ado Bayero praised the Governor for watertight strategies against insecurity in Kogi state.  The Emir charged the governor to sustain his onslaught against criminal elements in his state.   The Royal Father emphasized that no society develops in the absence of peace, as peace remained the foundation of every societal growth, added when one segment of the society is in turmoil, all others are ultimately opened to inherent dangers…

Lawan commissions digital NTA station, Gashua

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has commissioned the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in Gashua, Bade Local Government of Yobe State.   This was just as the Senate President pledged to provide a bus, a Toyota salon car, an Outside Broadcasting (OB) van, and to undertake the furnishing of the NTA building to ensure efficient service delivery and facilitate smooth operations. The newly commissioned station was part of efforts by the Nigerian Television Authority to digitalize community television across states of the federation.   Amongst those present at the commissioning…

Digital Infrastructure, Literacy Key to Reaping Transformational Benefits of ICT – NCC Boss …  receives AKTH appreciation award

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has said that robust digital infrastructure and literacy are key to reaping the transformational benefits of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) across public and private institutions in the country.   Danbatta stated this when he received a delegation of the Top Management Committee (TMC) of the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano (AKTH), who paid him a courtesy visit at the Kano Zonal Office of the Commission at the weekend.   During the visit, the AKTH team…

Buhari’s aide, Sanusi Ohiare lits Igalaland …

Pomp, pageantry and conviviality was the signature description when one of the youngest appointees in President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, Dr Sanusi Ohiare, Executive Director of the Rural Electrification Fund of the Nigeria Rural Electrification Agency stormed Okpo in Olamaboro Local Government Area of Kogi State where he joined others who were conferred with traditional titles by the Council’s traditional institution.   The ceremonial square of Okpo which was the venue of the occasion witnessed a convergence of beauty, class and royalty. Led by the Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Chief…

Ten unbelievable things about Nigeria  By Simon Kolawole

Dissonance. Is that the right word to describe the contradiction between word and action? Like the man putting up a “No Smoking” sign while a slowly burning stick of cigarette is trapped between his lips? There are too many things I cannot understand about my country. They look so simple, so commonsensical and so doable — like plucking low-hanging fruits — that they shouldn’t elicit any argument or foot-dragging. Yet, for decades on end, government after government, president after president and governors after governors keep going in circles. They will…

Five common phobias and how to manage them  BY KUNLE DARAMOLA

During a recent air trip from Lagos to Abuja, a colleague became severely uneasy and restless. As the aircraft landed in Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, he summoned the courage to say in a discomforting tone, “I think I have the fear of flying”. It then dawned on me that many of us do not know we have these social and common fears until we experience them firsthand. In view of this, we will dissect five common fears and how to manage them. Aerophobia: Fear of flying According to the…