NCC issues new International Termination Rate 

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has issued an amended Determination of Mobile (Voice) International Termination Rate (ITR) for implementation in the Nigerian Telecommunications Industry effective from September 1, 2022.   The ITR for voice services paid for terminating international calls on local networks in Nigeria is now set at US$0.10, from the old rate of US$0.045.   Under the amended determination, the international carrier market has been classified into MNOs/International Carriers and Small/Nigerian Transit Carriers/IDA Operators to ensure a level playing field that recognizes the unique disposition and characteristics of…

NPC’s Capacity Building As Panacea To Non-Productive Workforce In Nigeria,  By ABUBAKAR YUSUF.

The National Productivity Centre NPC , the hub of capacity building to the entire Nigeria’s workforce both in the public and private sector had redoubled efforts towards ensuring constant trainings and retrainings of Nigerian workers, not only at the federal level, but trickled down to states and local government areas including the private sector.   The ongoing trainings and retrainings of Federal, State and Local Government area workers had being prioritized overtime, so as to increase the productive template of Nigeria’s workforce.   In line with it’s mission and vision…

DSS doesn’t enforce disappearances of Citizens- Spokesperson

The Department of State Services (DSS) has debunked a publication by an online newspaper, in which it quoted Amnesty International (AI) as stated that SSS abduct innocent Nigerians under Buhari regime. The Service in a statement signed by, it’s Public Relations Officer,Peter Afunanya, described the report as misleading narrative, said It does not abduct Nigerians.   Afunanya said;”As part of its enforcement activities, the DSS arrests when, where and if necessary.   “This is evidently carried out in line with tenets of democratic ideals. At no time has the agency…

NDA Graduates 129 Paratroopers

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna, on Tuesday graduated 129 paratroopers of the Basic Airborne Course 7/2022, among its Cadets of 70th Regular Course.   The paratroopers were also at their fourth year (Tama four) in the Academy, currently undergoing their 5 years academic and military training before their commission into the Armed Forces as Officers.   At the event, the Director Military Training of the Academy, Brig.-Gen. Emmanuel Emekah, said the training was in line with the curriculum of the NDA for Cadets Training as reviewed by the Chief…

ASUU & Mallam Adamu Adamu: The Issues, the Propaganda and the Truth By Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 

Mallam Adamu Adamu, a prolific writer, had always lent his pen to the struggles of ASUU, Academic Staff Union of Universities; and was quite the voice, vociferous against the government of the day. One of such stands, are in a column-piece titled, ‘Why ASUU is always on strike’, published on Friday the 15th of November 2013. He was later on appointed The Minister of Education in 2015, an appointment that may have been drawn from two fundamental reasons – his passion for the resolution of ASUU’s grievances, and 2. being…

Governor Nyesom Wike: A phenomenon or nuisance By Zainab Sulaiman Okino

Against the backdrop of the horse-trading and junkets in preparation for the general elections in 2023, it has been a mixed-bag of old, resuscitated, recycled issues cropping up, just as the political class is strategizing, aligning and realigning themselves to protect their political future, power base and interests. What is absent in all these brickbats and junkets is the interests of the Nigerian people.   One man who has succeeded in forcing his own narrative and personal interests on us is Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state. Love or hate…

Dabiri-erewa applauds Fayemi on approval of Ekiti Diaspora Livestock production project

Hon. (Dr) Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has commended Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State for giving approval of a 250- hectares of land in Irele Ekiti for a livestock production farming for Ekiti Diaspora Forum.   In a statement issued in Abuja by the Commission’s Head of Media and Public Relations, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, said such gesture is worth of emulation as an incentive to encourage the Diasporans back home to invest.   Dabiri-Erewa said that Diasporans in all endeavours were making Nigeria proud home and abroad…

I’m about to fight some corrupt police officers again —- Emeka Ugwuonye

The founder of Due Process Advocates International (DPA), Emeka Ugwuonye says he is about to fight some corrupt police officers over intimidation and extortion.   The human rights lawyer confirmed this in a statement he made available to News Band.   Ugwuonye in the statement said one DCP Victor Erivwode, who is currently serving in Rivers State police command is been used to harass and intimidate a woman who is a member of Due Process Advocates International after her sister died in the hands of her husband as a result…

Gov Sani Bello restates more support for Federal establishments in Niger state ….. hands over 12 operational vehicles to HYPPADEC Area Offices

Niger State Governor,Abubakar Sani Bello sad his administration will continue to support all federal establishments in the state for effective service delivery to the people.   Governor Sani Bello stated this when he inaugurated the Hydro-electric Power Producing Areas Development Commission, HYPPADEC Office complex in Minna, named after Senator Dahiru Awaisu Kuta.   He also presented Twelve operational vehicles to area Offices of the Commission.   The Governor stated that the take-off of the Commission has brought lots of relief particular to the riverine communities in the state who hitherto…

Essential Values of Customer Complaints to Business By Aliyu ilias

Customer complaint does not always mean something is wrong with your services or product, we often received complaints as a negative omen but it also serves as a positive pointer to direct our attention to customer needs or pain points, understanding the value of customer complaints is an important precursor take your company a competitive level, we are in the age of comparing different industries’ customer experiences and expect the same at every transaction. Customer complaint helps an organization to evaluate and improve its policies and procedure, most action by…