NCC inaugurates Committee to accelerate Broadband Infrastructure Deployment

In a bid to give verve to expansion of broadband services in the country, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has inaugurated an industry-wide committee to facilitate the deployment of broadband infrastructure under a project named, National Communications Backbone (NCB).   Chaired by NCC’s Director of Digital Economy, Dr. Augustine Nwaulune, with Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), Infrastructure Companies (InfraCos), and Tower Companies (TowerCos) as members, the Committee, christened the National Broadband Infrastructure Joint Committee (NBIJC), is saddled with the responsibility of supporting the drive towards the realisation of the NCB targets,…

Absence of sub committee Chairman ‘ll not affect passage of 2023 Budget in December – Senate

By Michael Agbaji     The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator Bara’u Jibrin (Kano North APC) has assured Nigerians that the delay by sub committee for the presentation of 2023 budget reports to the appropriation Committee will not affect the passage of Budget by December,2022. Sen.Bara’u gave this assurance Friday while speaking to Journalists on Friday at the National Assembly on the journey so far of the 2023 budget. Bara’u accordingly urged Chairmen of the sub committees to commence the presentation of reports of the various ministries,…

UBEC :Prioritizing Curricular Review Towards Meeting Special Education Needs In Nigeria, by ABUBAKAR YUSUF. 

The Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC in line with it’s strides to meeting it’s SDGs Goal 4 geared towards providing basic education to Nigeria’s children, was also contending with providing an enabling environment to accommodate pupils with special needs of all forms and shapes, so as to bridge the gap of the natural occurrences through disability with special education.   Under the current leadership and handlers of the program, The Executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC, Dr Hammed Bobboyi has not left any stone unturned, to ensure seamless policies…

Kole Shettima and other patriots deserving of national awards, by Hassan Gimba

Citizens who contribute to national development deserve appreciation – President Muhammadu Buhari   The above quote by President Muhammadu Buhari captures the idea behind the national honours conferred on some Nigerians by him last month. And each recipient, well, almost all, when placed on the scale of merit, deserved what they got.   However, in such national recognitions, in a country of over 200 million, it is impossible to reward all the deserving at a go. This is why it is an event that happens periodically so that those overlooked…

Gov Sani Bello joins fight against Breast Cancer, as Raise Foundation organizes Charity Polo Match 

In a bid to strengthen the enlightenment campaign for early detection of Breast Cancer in the society, a “Charity Polo match” has been organized with Governor Abubakar Sani Bello in attendance.   The Charity Match was part of the series of programmes organized by Dr Amina Sani Bello, wife of Niger State Governor and Founder, Raise Foundation.   Governor Sani Bello said that he was at the exhibition match to support the Foundation in the awareness campaign in discovering the ailment early for proper treatment.   “We are here because…

New Perspective for Telling Africa’s Stories By Omoniyi Ibietan, PhD, fnipr

As a theory of knowledge, perspectivism speaks to the notion that our knowledge and perception of anything is shaped by the interpretation of those observing the occurrence of things. Interestingly, we now have the grace to glean as many perspectives as the number of people observing events. Thanks to the reigning paradigm of public digital communication culture that gives unprecedented liberty and licence to us to publish anything and be damned.   This reality explains the deluge of contestations of ideas in the digital public sphere. It has become a…

Buhari; Time to Cut to Size Our Greedy Farmers By Haruspice

In this clime, it is difficult to have an equal society, those at the top are doing everything possible to remain there, while those under are striving very hard to get up there- so it’s a continuous movement to the top. in doing this, unholy alliances are entered into and many norms distorted. Typical example is the sordid tale of Nigerian farmers who Buhari fought so hard to make them relevant. First, he subsidized almost all the incentives that come with agriculture, introduced mouthful reforms for them and above all…

PANTAMI: A TECHVOLUTIONARY ICON By Uwa Suleiman

When in September of 2016, the then Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) heeded the clarion call, packed his bags and bade a very lucrative academic career in one of the most illustrious institutions goodbye, not a few wondered in disbelief. His first appointment in public service as Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), plunged him right into the middle of a complex, disorganised, monolithic and corrupt sector, grappling with the lacuna of professionalism and leadership. Again, not many gave him a chance. Unprofessionalism and a total…