Who should measure PR? asks Queen Nwabueze

In public relations, just as you and I can’t deny that PR starts and ends with research, we have agreed that Ad value equivalencies, impression counts, and clicks ALONE don’t measure awareness and other outcomes.   Therefore, unless you plan and measure in a way that matters, campaign success may not be in the cards. At least, not in the way to pass the test of a true expert.   Let’s make this straight. Are you into the hallowed communications profession in whatever form? Never underestimate the benefits of measuring…

Senate confirms Bawa as EFCC Chairman

The Nigeria Senate, on Wednesday, screened and confirmed Abdulrasheed Bawa as the substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.   The nominee who was ushered into the red chamber at 11:48am was accompanied by officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and family relatives, and was grilled almost two hours.   Senators who took turn to grill the nominee lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for his choice of Bawa as Chairman of the anti-graft agency, describing him as “competent” and “well qualified” to perform on the job.…

Gov Sani Bello commiserates with State Chief Judge over mother’s death

Niger State Governor,Abubakar Sani Bello has commiserated with the State Chief Judge Justice Aisha Lami Bawa Bwari,over the death of her mother Hajiya Mairo Zagi. The Governor on a condolence visit to the residence of the deceased in Gidan Mongoro, enjoined the State Chief Judge  to see the death of her mother as a necessary end to all mankind. He prayed Allah forgive all her shortcomings and accept her into Aljana Firdaus and also to give the Chief Judge, family members and close associates the fortitude to bear the loss.…

NHRC restores woman’s hope, as she regains access to seized properties  

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday recorded another milestone in the resolution of a lingering denial of right to inheritance against a woman in Ugwulangwu community in Ohaozara local government of Ebonyi state. The Ebonyi state office in collaboration with other partners comprising MDAs, CSOs, NGOs etc visited the community to enforce the decision of the Executive Secretary led Special Investigation Panel on Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV). The Panel had on the 16th and 17th February, 2021 held sittings  Commission helped the Complainant regain her motorcycle…

Senate confirms Chukwu as Commissioner, Law Reform Commission 

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Professor Larry Obinna Collins Chukwu (South East) as Commissioner of the Nigerian Law Reform Commission. The confirmation of the nominee was sequel to the consideration of the report of the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters. In his presentation, Chairman of the Committee, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele recalled that the nominee’s appointment was made by President Muhammadu Buhari pursuant to Section 2(1) and (2) of the Nigerian Law Reform Commission Act, Cap. N118, Laws of the Federation of Nigerians, which empowers…

2020 Budget: Senate approves N11.35bn for Police Trust Fund

The Senate on Wednesday approved the sum of N11,352,457,101.70 as budget for Nigeria Police Trust Fund in the 2020 fiscal year. The approval came following consideration of the harmonized report of the Senate and House of Representatives Committee on Police Affairs. The implementation of the NPTF 2020 budget would lapse on the 30th of April, 2021. Chairman of the Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Senator Halliru Jika, in his presentation noted that the Joint Committee observed that “this is the first budget of the NPTF, since the establishment Act came…

Gov Sani Bello signs two bills into law 

 Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has signed two bills into law. “A law to provide for the Niger State Violence Against Persons (prohibition) Law and for other connected matters thereto” and “a Law to provide for Premarital Medical Examination in Niger State 2020.” Governor Sani Bello performed the constitutional duties at the Government House, Minna Niger State. Speaking after the signing of the bills Governor Sani Bello described the two laws as significant. The Governor noted that with the two laws particularly the law on Gender Based Violence Against…

ATTACK ON POLICE STATION: Police neutralise four attackers, arrest eight, recover arms 

The Police in Abia State Command successfully neutralised (4) four attackers, arrested (8) eight persons and recovered arms and ammunition from hoodlums who carried out an unprovoked attack on Abayi Police Station, Aba in Osisioma Ngwa LGA of Abia State in the early hours of 23rd February, 2021. Recall that hoodlums numbering about two hundred persons, armed with AK47 rifles and matchetes invaded the station and set part of it ablaze with the aid of petrol bombs and other explosives. Following the attack, two officers, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP…

2nd Term : Akeredolu appreciates Oyetola for his support  .. describes him as ‘silent operator’

The Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Wednesday expressed gratitude to his Osun counterpart, Adegboyega Oyetola, for his support and ‘silent contributions’ towards his re-election. Akeredolu who described Oyetola as ‘a silent operator’, said his role in ensuring his re-election as Ondo Governor would forever be appreciated. He said this while delivering his speech at his 2nd term inauguration ceremony, which held at the International Cultural Centre, Akure, Ondo State, which was well attended by governors, party elders, members and well-wishers. Akeredolu who was re-elected on the 11th of…

We were unlawfully tortured, detained by police because we are southern Kaduna indigenes, complainant tells IIP-SARS

One of the eight complainants from Southern Kaduna, Kaduna state, Tony Duchi who alleged that the police unlawfully tortured , detained and imprisoned them based on ethnic origin on Wednesday told the IIP-SARS that they knew nothing about allegations of conspiracy, assault and theft for which they were unjustly treated. Led by their counsel, Samuel Yusuf Esq., Tony informed the Panel that on the day of their arrest a team of policemen came to their residential houses in Durumi, Abuja shooting sporadically to their utter surprise. He further said “that…