Danbatta Bags Award for Exemplary Leadership in Public Service

The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta was at the weekend in Lagos, decorated with an Award of Exemplary Leadership in Public Service.   The award was conferred on Danbatta at the 12th Anniversary Lecture and Award of Nigerian NewsDirect, one of the long-standing media players in the Nigerian Communications industry, at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos on Friday.   Danbatta, who was represented at the event by the Director, Public Affairs, Reuben Muoka, said it was…

Pacific Drilling Ltd not involved in Borehole Projects – Osun Govt

The Osun state government in a statement signed by Oladele Bamiji (HOB), Senior Special Assistant (Media) to the Executive Governor Ademola Adeleke has denied a report making its rounds on media space that  alleged that Pacific Drilling Limited was the contractor for the 332 borehole projects now ongoing across the state. The state government described it as a wicked lie that can only originated from an estranged individual who is being driven with hatred and bile.   The statement read in part; “The ongoing portable water provision programme is a…

Atiku, El-Rufai, Udenta and the vindication of ‘Esu Odara’ By Tunde Olusunle

Scholars are divided over what the most appropriate description and perception of Esu in Yoruba cosmology should be. The more widely held notion about Esu, is to make it the lexical parallel of Satan or the devil, in the English language. Esu within this context, connotes evil and devilry in all its ramifications. He is the purveyor and conveyor of wickedness, mischief, anguish, grief, even negativity in totality. Esu in popular perception, is mean-spirited, malevolent, devious, vile. The list goes on. This dimension to the Esu persona, considered as a…

THE COMMUNIQUE OF THE MAIDEN NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF THE CONGRESS OF UNIVERSITY ACADEMICS (CONUA) ISSUED AT THE END OF THE MEETING HELD ON SATURDAY 21ST JANUARY 2023 AT THE OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY, ILE-IFE, NIGERIA.

The Congress of University Academics (CONUA) held her maiden National Executive Council (NEC) meeting from 20th – 22nd January 2023 at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Members were accredited from 15 Federal and State Universities while 11 Universities sent in apologies, due to logistics.   At the opening ceremony was the representative of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. (Dr.) Chris Nwabueze Ngige in person of Mr. Clement Fatoki.   The meeting discussed the constitution of the Union and adopted it having satisfied the purpose of the Union,…

Five Common Errors about Nigeria (I) – Simon Kolawole

Nigeria is a rich country. You have heard this a million times, haven’t you? What exactly do people mean by “Nigeria is rich”? They believe we have enough money to build all the roads in every nook and cranny of the federation, provide piped water to every house, build world-class hospitals in every village, and provide free primary, secondary and tertiary education — and still have plenty to spare for petrol and electricity subsidies and free healthcare for 200 million people. The biggest problem, they say, is corruption and waste.…

Buhari, Emefiele’s ‘buga’ handshake, By Festus Adedayo 

This week, there will be a stampede in Nigeria. Stampede for the new Nigerian currencies. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN’s) policy of currency change has been variously lauded for its power to purge the system of slush funds warehoused for election purposes. However, its symptom as a vengeful political weapon manifests as preparations towards the January 31 expiration of old notes reach their crescendo. This reveals the rump of this very shoddy policy. The new Naira notes are nowhere in circulation. They are however scattered at weekend party venues…

National Youth Vanguard Honors Dr Mustapha Raji as Best Procurement Officer

By ABUBAKAR YUSUF.     The National Youth Vanguard, NYF a pro- youth group and assessor of best practices in the public service has honored the Head of Procurement, National Productivity Center NPC, Dr Mustapha Nasir Raji as the best procurement officer in Nigeria’s public service for 2022.   The award known as “Public Service Personality award 2022” was bestowed on the recipient for his dedication to duty, excellence, outstanding performance and productivity which included transparency and accountability.   According to Abdulrahman Olawale, the coordinator of National Youth Vanguard NYF,…

Gov Sani Bello lauds retired DCG, Mairo Isa

Niger State Governor ,Abubakar Sani Bello has described retired DCG Talatu Mairo Isa of the Nigeria Customs Service as an embodiment of, commitment, hard work and humility. The Governor disclosed this at a retirement Dinner in honour DCG Mairo Isa who attained the 35 years in service. The retirement dinner which was held in Abuja was witnessed by dignitaries from all walks of life. The Secretary to the Niger State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane who represented Governor Sani Bello at the occasion disclosed that DCG Mairo Isa contributed diligently…