22 Institutions, others set to enjoy N16.7b Broadband Access Projects

More than 22 institutions in the country, comprised 18 universities, and six Polytechnics, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), drawn evenly from the six geopolitical zones in the country, have benefited from a Federal Government’s broadband infrastructure projects designed to accelerate the Nigeria Digital Economy efforts.   At the unveiling of the projects being driven by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), which held at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, who presided over the event, said the projects underscores the importance…

Abuja Muslim Forum visits NAHCON Chairman, seeks collaboration 

The Executive Council of the Abuja Muslim Forum AMF led by Amir Ustadh Lukman Ahmad Jamiu paid a courtesy visit to the Chairman/CEO of National Hajj Commission NAHCON, Barr. Zikrullahi Kunle Hassan on Tuesday 22nd November 2022 at HAJJ House, Abuja. The visit, according to AMF Amir is aimed at exploring opportunities to bring the network of human resources within organizations that comprised the AMF to the service of the NAHCON and the Ummah at large. He identified the availability of astute professionals and competent service delivery organizations within AMF…

No Curfew imposed in Kagara, Rafi LGA – Police

Niger State Police Command debunks a report circulating in some social media which indicated that bandits attacked military check point at Zuma Rock and that there was massive influx of bandits into Niger State via Birnin-Gwari area, the said report further stated that DPO/DSS Rafi LGA affirmed such massive movement of bandits into the State.     The Command in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer,DSP Wasiu Abiodun described the report as false, untrue and which he said only existed in the figment of the imagination of…

2023 HAJJ: Niger Pilgrims Board asks intending Pilgrims to deposit N2.5m

Niger State Pilgrims Welfare Board said it has resolved that next year’s 2023 hajj fare, would be based on this year’s fare, which was N2.5m as deposit, pending the outcome of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, (NAHCON) directives. This was disclosed by the board Executive Secretary, Alhaji Umar Makun Lapai, while speaking with newsmen after meeting with critical stakeholders to understudy the activities of 2022 hajj exercise. He said the meeting was aimed at assessing the 2022 hajj exercise, synergize to ensure that the achievements of this year’s exercise be…

QMA Cultural Pageant: 45 Contestants screened, as camp opens Sunday 

At least 45 Ladies out of several applicants applied to contest for Queen Moremi Ajansoro cultural pageant crown 2022 have been auditioned and screened at the ancient Ile Oodua Palace of Ile-Ife in preparation for the annual contest.   The screening which was the first phase of the exercise ended on Tuesday, with the applicants expressing willingness and readiness to compete healthily with their counterparts for the prestigious crown. Addressing newsmen at the venue, the Moremi Ajansoro Global Ambassador, Olori Aderonke Ademiluyi-Ogunwusi, explained that the focus of the pageantry is…

NiDCOM-NAPAC present relief materials to NEMA for flood victims

Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, (NiDCOM) has commended Nigerian-American Public Affairs Committee (NAPAC), for the relief materials provided in assisting flood victims in Bayelsa State. Making the presentation on behalf of NiDCOM Chairman, the Secretary to the Commission, Engr. Sule Yakubu Bassi handed over 200 units of PhermaNets and 100 cartons of Indomie Instant Noodles to National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), for onward delivery to all victimsa affected by the flooding in Bayelsa State. Engr. Bassi stated that there are over 17 million Nigerians in the diaspora,…

NASS; The Challenges Before Tambuwal, Ag Clerk To The National Assembly, By Ahmed Mohammed.

The appointment of Sani Magaji Tambuwal , a seasoned technocrat, administrator laced with legislative experience for over three decades, no doubt, the turn of events and dawn of a new era was here. Aside the euphoria of the new leadership, change of baton alot of grievances and unresolved issues that boarders on workers welfare was already saturated with the regulatory body, the National Assembly Service Commission NASC in court with the main union in the national assembly, Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria PASAN. This was arising from unpaid allowances due…

We are determined to provide conducive office accomodation for Staffers – FHA. 

The Federal Housing Authority FHA is poised to provide more conducive office accomodation to staffers to address paucity of office in the agency.   The Managing Director/CEO Federal Housing Authority, Senator Gbenga Ashafa made this disclosure on Thursday when the new Minister of State Works and Housing, Alhaji Umar El-Yakubu came on inspection of the new permanent site located at the Central Business District CBD area.   The 6,000 12 story building is expected to commence work as soon the PPP arrangements is concluded including advisory roles by ICRC.  …

SENATOR JIBRIN ISAH ECHOCHO: The Profiteer Of Good Governance, By Abdullahi Haruna (Haruspice)

As the 2023 elections approach, several contenders and pretenders are employing various characters to engage in a charade with those with a strong likelihood of capturing power. Senator Jibrin Isa Echocho, a Senator representing Kogi East, is one of the strongest contenders with a good possibility of returning to the Senate due to his sterling qualities and outstanding performance over the last three years. Recently, the good people of Kogi East have unanimously agreed to return him back to the Senate so that he can continue with the good works…

IN BUHARI’S TIME, OIL IS FINALLY FOUND IN THE NORTH

It was one small step for man, but one giant leap for mankind, for the whole country, as President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, flagged off the Kolmani oil development project in a location that straddles both Bauchi and Gombe States.   It was like Neil Armstrong landing on the moon, a first for mankind, as the President inaugurated a milestone in the country’s annals of promoting industrialization, balanced economic growth and prosperity for the citizens.   After an initial 50 years of unsuccessful exploration in the country,…