NCC Boss urges staff to sustain Effective Service Delivery

Staff of the Ibadan Zonal Office (IBZO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), have been tasked by the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, to sustain their commitment to regulatory effectiveness in keeping with Commission’s strategic objectives. Danbatta made the call to the staff not to rest on their oars, recently at Ibadan when he visited the IBZO of the Commission en route Osogbo to deliver the 10th and 11th Convocation Lecture of the Fountain University. The EVC, management and other staff in his entourage, were earlier received…

Nigerians to buy Rice at cheaper rate as farmers launch 1 million bags of rice

The rice from the pyramid, which is a collaboration between the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and RIFAN, will be allocated to the processors for processing, and then will be subsequently sold at discounted prices. According to NAN, this was made known on Tuesday in Abuja by the Chairman, Pyramid Sub Committee of RIFAN, Mr Shehu Muazu, who said that the rice pyramid would show that local production of food is possible. Muazu said that immediately after the unveiling of the pyramid, the CBN and RIFAN will allocate the rice…

BUHARI RICE PYRAMID: A Jamboree Or Nigeria Rice Production Exploit By Aliyu Ilias

Interrogating the value of one million paddy rice pyramid in Abuja, displayed to showcase the impact of anchor borrower scheme and other support for rice farmers, the speech of the central bank of Nigeria clarified some of the burning questions on the pyramid, he said they bought the paddy rice from the rice farmer in a place of collecting money to encourage them, the government in turn process the rice and send it to the market for consumption.   In the year 2014 government of Thailand exported 1.3 million metrics…

FG lauds NCC’s commitment to Enhancing Digital Skill in Youths

The Federal Government has applauded the commitment and dedication of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) towards enhancing digital skills development among youths, through implementation of various Information and Communication Technology skill acquisition programmes. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, gave the commendation during the inauguration of a Digital Nigeria Centre (DNC), a project executed by the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF), an arm of NCC, at the Ijesa Muslim Grammar School, Ilesa, Osun State recently. Representing President…

UK Govt freezes BBC funding for two years, to save Prime Minister

The UK government on Monday announced a freeze of the BBC licence fee, arguing a new funding model was needed to ease cost of living pressures and reflect a transformed media landscape. Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries told parliament the £159 ($217, 190 euros) annual fee, paid by every television set owner in the country, would be fixed for the next two years. After that it will rise in line with inflation for four years, she said, saying the rising annual cost of the compulsory charge was hurting cash-strapped families. The…

Salihu Lukman resigns as DG APC Governors’ Forum

The Director-General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Lukman, has resigned from his position.   Cable reports that some of the governors of the ruling party met on Sunday, calling for his urgent resignation. The resignation came on the heels of the controversy surrounding the planned convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC). From media reports, Lukman had consistently warned against the further delay of the National Convention noting that any of such delay may lead to the party’s political grave. In a statement on Friday, he had argued…

To live and lead in the Future embrace and utilise ICT – Danbatta enjoins Youths

Reckoning that 70 per cent of the new value to be created in the economy over the next decades will be based on digitally-enabled platform business models, the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has stated unequivocally that it is focused on implementing all sectoral interventions focused on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) youth empowerment. Prof. Umar Danbatta. Danbatta made this declaration while delivering the 10th and 11th combined Convocation Lecture of Fountain University, Osogbo, Osun State. He asserted that the resolve of the Commission to…

NACOMYO condemns DSS, for inviting cleric who supported Hijab

A group known as National Council of Muslim Youth Organisations (NACOMYO) has condemned the invitation of the leader of an Islamic organisation in Oyo State, Barrister AbdWaheed Olowonjaye by the Directorate of State Security, DSS over his comments on the negligence of government regarding the use of hijab. Recall that Intel Region had earlier reported that, FUNAAB and other tertiary institutions are clamping down on female students for using Hijab, a development will thoroughly condemn and amplify. The unfortunate event which has generated a lot of reactions from well meaning…

ECOWAS HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: NHRC Boss tasks Govt,Stakeholders on adequate healthcare services for Children

As Nigeria joined the rest of the West African Sub Region to commemorate the 2022 Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Human Rights Day, Executive Secretary National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Tony Ojukwu SAN, has called on government and relevant stakeholders to do more in providing healthcare services for children in order to ensure adequate enjoyment of their rights to health. The Executive Secretary who made this call in Abuja said although the Nigerian government has put many policies in place for the advancement of the child’s rights to…

SaMBA condemns Gov Inuwa’s Silence , Nonchalant attitude towards incessant Killing in Gombe 

The Southern and Middle Belt Alliance (SaMBA) has condemned the killing of 13 people in some communities in Tal, Banganje and Kalmai Districts, Billiri LGA, Southern Gombe State by suspected Fulani herdsmen. The Group in a statement signed by their Spokesman, Rwang Pam Jnr. berated Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State, construing his silence as a sign of nonchalance and disdain towards the loss of innocent lives of those he swore to protect. That security agencies failed to arrest the perpetrators of these killings in Southern Gombe is a clear…