NCC tasks Licensees on Compliance with Telecoms Regulations, License Conditions  …    As Danbatta pledges support for small operators

The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta has enjoined telecom licensees to always comply with the provisions of extant laws, subsidiary legislations and other regulatory frameworks put in place by the Commission to ensure a more competitive and sustainable telecoms sector in Nigeria.   The EVC gave the charge at a two-day tripartite dialogue of the Commission tagged, ‘Talk To The Regulator (TTTR) Forum’ which held in the ancient city of Kano on Friday, October 15, 2021. The programme had in attendance representatives…

Gov Yabaya Bello celebrates Ooni of Ife @ 47, lauds his youth inclusiveness drive

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has hailed the Ooni of Ife, His Royal Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ọjájá II) on the occasion of his 47th birthday anniversary while he lauded the Royal Father’s youth inclusiveness drive..   The Governor’s birthday felicitation was contained in a Press statement signed on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Muhammed Onogwu.   He similarly praised the Ooni for his exemplary leadership and courage noting that Ooni Adeyeye’s pan Nigerian disposition has helped promote unity and sustained peace in the country..   Governor Bello…

Widowed prematurely by Boko Haram By Festus Adedayo

“I lost my husband four weeks ago to Boko Haram.” That was the message sent to me last week on WhatsApp by Angela, as I used to call her. Terse as it was, it bore the shattering impact of a two-tonnes bomb. Its massive boom and the doom it left in its trails deposited shrapnel of despondency in my heart. Its impact was deafening as it hit my ear lobe like a thunderbolt. How does this young, widowed lady, barely a year old in marriage, a First Class graduate of…

Has rescue come the way of our University of Ibadan? By Festus Adedayo

In April of this year, I penned a piece, which became serially discussed, on the University of Ibadan, entitled Who will rescue our University of Ibadan? In the piece, I collated the views of several alumni and stakeholders of this premier university on the slide in its affairs. I do not have to remind us of the very rich pedigree of academic excellence that UI, as it is fondly called, wears or wore on its lapel. It is not just the oldest and the first university in Nigeria; it prides…

NUJ calls for decisive action in locating “Missing” Journalist

The Nigeria Union of Journalists ( NUJ ) FCT Council, has tasked security agencies in the nation’s capital, Abuja, to be decisive in locating Mr. Tordue Salem, a journalist.   Salem, who works with Vanguard Newspapers and covers the House of Reps, has not been seen, heard from or reached since Wednesday, October 13. The Tiv native reportedly was sighted on the evening on the day he was last seen after which he seemed to have disappeared.   The NUJ FCT in a statement on Sunday tasked the police and…

Officers In Viral Video now in custody, says Kogi Police Command 

The Nigeria Police Force,Kogi State Police Command has commenced investigations into a trending video where Police personnel attached to Adogo Division, while on patrol duty along Adogo-Okene road, reportedly extorted the sum of Twenty-Five Thousand Naira (N25,000) from a traveller while another was physically assaulted by one of the men in uniform. The Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Police Command, CP Idrisu Dauda Dabban while condemning the incident, noted that the Police officers have been identified and detained at the State Criminal Investigations Department. The officers are: ASP Isah Barnabas,…

NYSC DG bags Sun Award for Public Service

The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has again received another accolade to his already long list of honours as he was presented the Sun Awards 2020 for Public Service by the Publishers of The Sun Newspapers at a grand ceremony held in Lagos on Saturday. In a short video aired before the Award presentation, Management of the SUN Newspapers said General Ibrahim was considered for the award because of the unprecedented changes he has brought to the National Youth Service Corps as the 18th Chief…

Gov Sule gives matching orders to newly elected APC officials

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has issued matching orders to newly elected local government and state executive committees of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to support his administration deliver dividends of democracy to the people. Engineer Sule gave the charge shortly after the National State congress committee affirmed the newly elected party officials, at a ceremony which held at the Lafia Square, on Saturday. The Governor therefore charged the newly inaugurated party executives not to consider their election as a picnic but to immediately start working hard, in order…

Mayor of Housing FC pips D Bulls FC 1-0, zoomed to final, as Ikeora claims first victory

The Mayor of Housing FC has continued on it impressive performance in the three week-old Likeminds FC in House tournament (De Boss Cup) as they piped D Bulls FC 1-0 to stay top of the table with nine points in three games. With this victory, the Mayor of Housing(My-ACE China) who is the lead sponsor of the tournament was impressed by the performance of his team and has made mind-blowing promises to them.  The Mayor of Housing FC is going into the final on clean sheet without losing a match.…

2022 Budget: Yahaya Bello pledges over 30% allocation for education  …  says teachers’ welfare ‘ll be top priority

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has promised that the subsequent budgetary allocation for the Education Sector in the state currently pegged at 20% would not be lesser than 30% in 2022 to facilitate a more robust advancement in the sector.   He also added that his government’s concentration would not only be on infrastructural growth in the sector but a prioritized focus on the welfare of teachers in a bid to give leverage to public schools over its private counterpart in the state.   The Governor made this known at…