NCC reiterates commitments to bridging digital gender divide … as Danbatta Bags ‘Icon of Digital Revolution Award’  

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reiterated its unwavering commitment to bridging growing gender-oriented digital divide to accelerate inclusive economic prosperity for all Nigerian citizens. Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta who restated this commitment in Lagos at the 2022 Nigerian Women Entrepreneurs and Executives in Tech Summit (WEETS), Thursday, September 15, 2022, where he was conferred with the ‘Icon of Digital Revolution Award’ for his role in stimulating digital connectivity in Nigeria, said promotion of gender equality is a major component of ICT development. He noted…

Defence Headquarters holds 2022 Armed Forces Inter Service Sports competition,18 – 23 Sept

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) is set to hold the 2022 Armed Forces Inter-Service Sports Competition (2022 AFISSC) at Mogadishu Cantonment Sports Complex from 18 – 23 September 2022.   The 2022 AFISSC is an initiative of the DHQ which is to afford the Services the opportunity to compete and interact with one another in the spirit of sustaining the camaraderie that exists between the members of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN).   The 2022 AFISSC would have athletes (both male and female) from the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy and…

Okowa’s resort to hooliganism, unfortunate – POSN

The Peter Obi Support Network has alerted Nigerians to what the group described as irresponsible resort to hooliganism by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State ,as he allegedly sent thugs to disrupt a free medical outreach organised by Diasporan Medics For Good Governance in conjunction with Doctors 4 Peter Obi in Ogbonologo market in Asaba, Delta State.   Governor Okowa who is also the Vice-presidential candidate of the opposition People’s Democratic Party reportedly sent a group of thugs led by the Chairman of Oshimili South LGA of the State, Mr.…

POSN to hold grassroots mobilisation Conference in Asaba

Peter Obi Support Network (POSN) has concluded arrangement to hold a conference in Asaba, Delta state aimed at developing grassroots structures for the Labour Party Presidential candidate in February 2023. Prof. Pat Utomi is listed as the guest Speaker at the Asaba Conference, which is scheduled to hold on September 17, 2023 and is being sponsored by Peter Obi Support Network (POSN) and Diaspora Medics 4 Good Governance (DM4GG). According to a statement issued by the group, the theme for the Asaba Conference is, *‘Developing Grassroots Structures for Effective People…

NYSC to enlist stakeholders’support against fraudulent mobilisation

The National Youth Service Corps has restated its unwaivering determination to resist any attempted presentation of unqualified persons for National Service.   The scheme urged all stakeholders to support the Scheme in this regard.   The NYSC Director General, Brigadier General Muhammad Kaku Fadah stated this today in his address during the 2022 Batch ‘C’ Pre-Mobilization Workshop with the theme; “Stemming Fraudulent Enlistment in the Mobilisation Process: Time For Drastic Action To Arrest the Menace”, held in Abuja.   He said there was a need for higher institutions to always…

Zamfara communities pay N19m, purchase canoe as protection levy to terrorists

Over 14 communities in Anka area of Zamfara State have contributed at least N19 million and a canoe to terrorists operating in the areas between Anka and Bukkuyum as protection levies.   A reporter, Yusuf Anka, who is from the area, according to Premium Times, said that many communities in Anka contributed to pay the protection levy to the terrorists.   He said the terorrists imposed the levy on the communities just before the start of the rainy season.   He said the terrorists requested the protection levy to allow…

FCT Police discovers suspected indian hemp farm, arrest owner. 

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command Today Thursday 15th of September 2022 perfected necessary arrangements for the forwarding of exhibits and a suspected Peddler of prohibited substances by the name Thaddeus Joseph to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). the Thirty-two (32 ) years old male resident of Kado Estate Area of the FCT was arrested for the offense of being in possession of a Commercial amount of leaves suspected to be Cannabis sativa on the 7th of September 2022 at about 3:00 pm.   The arrest followed…

2022 HAJJ: FCT refunds excess payment to pilgrims  

The FCT Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Abuja is to commence from next Monday 19th September,2022, the refund excess payment to Pilgrims who participated in the 2022 Hajj exercise through the Board.   A statement from the Director of the Board, Mallam Muhammad Nasiru Danmallam disclosed that all those who paid above the stipulated Hajj fare would get refund of the balance through their individual Bank Accounts.   Mallam Danmallam said all pilgrims who paid more than the Two Million Four Hundred and Forty Nine Thousand, Six Hundred and Seven Naira,…

BUHARI IN IMO: A BREATH OF FRESH AIR,by Femi Adesina

It was not a triumphal entry. It was not designed to be. It was just a duly and legitimately elected President visiting a part of the territory he presides over. President Muhammadu Buhari’s working visit to Owerri, Imo State on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, had no measure of braggadocio, bravado, or vainglory. Count the man out of such conceit. A father was just visiting his children, despite rattling of the sabre by some misguided folks, who had ordered everyone to stay at home, and shun the August visitor. The President…