The unspoken messages from the BBC Hausa kaduna State 2023 Governorship debate

The much anticipated Governorship debate among candidates of the leading political parties in Kaduna state organised by BBC Hausa services has come and gone.True to the expectations of citizens and political analysts,the debate was keenly competitive with all the three candidates that participated coming well prepared and armed with strategic information and relevant statistics to sell their candidature and the manifesto of their various political parties.This debate gave them a unique opportunity to showcase their aspiration to be elected as Governor of Kaduna State not only to those that physically…

2023 ELECTIONS: IGP orders distribution of Revised handbook on Operational Guidelines to Police Officers, Others 

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has ordered the distribution of more than a million copies of a handbook produced by the Nigeria Police Force on “Revised Standard Operational Guidelines/Rules for Police Officers and Other Law Enforcement Agents on Election Security Duties ahead of the 2023 General Elections.   The 36 pages handbook contained a page for the details of the officer to whom it is issued, a foreword by the IGP, rules on general conduct, duty parade, briefing/debriefing, dress and accoutrement, managing political parties’ convention/rallies, and crowd…

NCC renews MoU with Lottery Commission

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Wednesday in Abuja, signed a revised Memorandum of Understanding with the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, NLRC, with provisions to deter unapproved lottery and gaming practices on telecommunications platforms through information and intelligence sharing.   In his remark,Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta noted that the MoU, which will impact the gaming industry, was in sync with the Commission’s Strategic Vision Plan (SVP) and was also in a bid to promote fair practices in the industry for the protection of telecommunications consumers in relation…

National Governing Board lauds NYSC management leadership style

The Chairman, NYSC National Governing Board, Ambassador Fatima Balla Abubakar has expressed satisfaction on the leadership style of the managers of the Scheme. She said the cordial relationship between the NYSC Management, Staff, Corps Members and other Stakeholders is highly commendable. Abubakar stated this in her goodwill message at the 2023 Batch ‘A’ Pre-Orientation Workshop held in Abuja. “The Management is doing very well. We don’t have problems with our Corps Members and everything is working well”, she said. She appraised the state of Orientation Camps in the country, added…

Premier hotel shut down, staff laid off

Premier Hotel, Ibadan has been shut down with the staff laid off, Nigerian Tribune reports.   The hotel, owned by Western Hotels Limited, a subsidiary of Odu’a Invest- ments Limited, has been shut down since Wednesday, December 28, 2022.   When the Nigerian Tribune visited the Mokola Hill premises of the hotel on Tuesday, it was deserted, except for private security guards, who directed visitors away from the premises, saying the hotel had been shut down.   When contacted, the Group Managing Director of Odu’a Investments Limited, Mr Adewale Raji,…

Gov Adeleke rejoices with Chief Detail for bagging meritorious award

The Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has congratulated his Chief Detail,Lateef Afolabi, for bagging a meritorious DG Service Award from the Department of State Service (DSS).   Gov Adeleke who was presented the award by the recipient in his office on Tuesday, described the award as a recognition of excellence.   He said Afolabi is a fine officer, who had in his over 25 years service in the secret police, exuded integrity and dedication to duty.   “This award is deserving and I congratulate Mr. Lateef Afolabi for…

How we spent $1b to regain territories from terrorists — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said Nigeria retrieved the swathes of territories from terrorists by investing over a $1 billion to acquire hard and soft ware weaponry from the United States and other friendly countries to carry out sustained operations against insurgency since 2015. The President said this while speaking at the African Conference for Peace, 2023, in Nouakchott, Islamic Republic of Mauritania. President Buhari, who was honoured by the Abu Dhabi Peace Forum with “Award for Strengthening Peace in Africa”, said there was a need to inculcate values and…

Malagi:True Definition of the word “Influencer” By Jibrin Bala Jibrin Yikangi B.A.ED English, MISD,PhD(In-view)

Over time we have being bombarded by the word “Influencer” this or that, have we taken our time to know it’s connotational, morphological and contextual meaning? In so much that it’s fluid, shouldn’t we ponder what it’s meaning is according to our disciplines? Good!! The simple meaning to our sensibilities “Influencer” is a person,an event or a thing that has made much impression on you so much that you changed your behavior and views about a thing, most times from negative to positive; from that point on you continued to…