NCC, FIRS inaugurate Joint Committee to boost National Revenues in Telecoms Sector

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) have taken their collaboration a notch further by setting up a Joint Committee of senior and management staff of the two agencies towards the implementation of inter-agency strategies for enhancing national revenues in the telecommunications sector. The NCC’s Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management, Adeleke Adewolu, inaugurated the 17-member committee on behalf of the Commission’s Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta, and the Executive Chairman of the FIRS, Mr. Muhammad Nami, at the NCC’s Board Room in Abuja on Tuesday,…

HUMAN RIGHTS BASED POLICING: IGP appoints NHRC Liaison Officers in states

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba played host to the Chairperson Governing Council of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Dr. Salamatu Husseini Suleiman, and other council members in his office at Louis Edet House, Force Headquarters, Abuja, on Wednesday 11th May, 2022.   The visit opened up productive discourse towards engendering human rights practices and ensuring better interface between the Police and the NHRC in a bid to facilitate prompt responses to matters of human rights abuse while ensuring top-notch professionalism on the part of both institutions.…

Lawan announces Abba Moro as Chairman, Federal Character C’ttee

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has appointed Senator Abba Moro as Chairman of the Committee on Federal Character and Inter-Governmental Affairs. Lawan made the announcement moments before the Senate adjourned plenary on Wednesday. Abba Moro replaced the former Chairman, Senator Danjuma La’ah (Kaduna South), who on Wednesday was nominated by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as the new Deputy Minority Whip of the Senate. La’ah’s nomination came on the heels of Senator Ibrahim Danbaba’s defection from the PDP to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). La’ah’s nomination was contained…

Senate moves to establish National Centre for Cancer Treatment 

The Senate on Wednesday considered a bill to establish the National Centre for Cancer Treatment.   The bill tilled, “National Centre For Cancer Treatment Bill, 2022”, scaled second reading on the floor and was sponsored by Senator Oseni Yakubu (Kogi Central).   Senator Yakubu, in his lead debate on the principles of the bill, noted that cancer has become a global disease that accounts for one out of eight women expecting to be either diagnosed for breast and cervical cancer in their lifetime; and two out of ten men expecting…

PARTY PRIMARIES : Senate adjourns plenary till June 7 

The Senate has adjourned sitting till June 7, 2022, to enable lawmakers participate fully in the Presidential, National Assembly, Governorship, and State Houses of Assembly primaries.   The motion for adjournment was moved by the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi (Kebbi North) and seconded by the Deputy Minority Leader, Shuaibu Lau (Taraba North).   The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in a Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the 2023 General Elections released on 26th February, 2022, directed political parties to conduct their primaries for the nomination of candidates from the…

Senate passes bill to re-enact Customs Act, establish NCS Board

The Senate on Wednesday passed a bill to repeal and re-enact the Customs and Excise Management Act 2004.   The passage of the bill followed the consideration of a report by the Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariffs.   Chairman of the Committee, Senator Francis Alimikhena (Edo North), in his presentation, said the bill amongst others, seek to assist the Nigeria Customs Service administration in driving economic growth and trade facilitation.   He added that bill when signed into law would make the NCS a legal entity under the supervision…

Be Role Models as you promote NYSC ideals – DG charges Inspectors

The Director General, National Youth Service Corps Major General Shu’aibu Ibrahim has charged NYSC Inspectors to imbibe the higher ideals of the Scheme which will make them role models to Corps members. He made this call while delivering an address to NYSC Inspectors nationwide at this year’s Inspectors’ Development Programme ( IDP) holding at Public Service Institute of Nigeria (PSIN) Abuja.   Represented by the Director, Planning, Research and statistics, Alh. Ahmed Wada Ikaka, the DG said as frontline officers interfacing directly with Corps members, Inspectors should internalise the ideals…

PDP nominates Danjuma La’ah as new Deputy Minority Whip

The Senate, Wednesday, received the nomination of Senator Danjuma La’ah (Kaduna South) as the new Deputy Minority Whip of the Senate from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). La’ah’s nomination was contained in a letter addressed to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, and read at the start of plenary. The letter was signed by the National Secretary of the PDP, Senator Samuel Anyawu. Anyawu explained in the letter that the nomination of Senator La’ah was against the backdrop of the recent defection of the former Minority Whip, Senator Ibrahim Abdullahi Danbaba…

BREAKING: Buhari directs Ministers, other appointees with political ambition to resign 

President Muhammadu Buhari has on Wednesday May 11, 2022 ordered Ministers and other appointees in his cabinet who are interested in becoming President to resign.   The President gave the order shortly after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.   He singled out the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, for braving the odds to resign honorably to avoid conflict of interest.   A visibly angry President Buhari said he had received the resignation of Nwajiuba seeking to be President.   He said: “I expect other members of…

I’ll leave NYSC a fulfilled man — General Shu’aibu Ibrahim

The Director General,National Youth Service Corps ,Major General Shu’aibu Ibrahim has disclosed that he will leave NYSC a fulfilled man, having done his best to bequeath lasting legacies. He made this disclosure while addressing NYSC Inspectors at this year’s Inspectors’ Development Programme ( IDP) held at the Public Service Institute of Nigeria, Abuja. The Director General stressed the critical role of Inspectors as field officers who related directly with Corps members and monitor their activities at the local government levels regularly. While urging the Inspectors to reposition themselves for proper…