Upholding quality of service in Nigeria’s communications sector

December 1, 2023 Elvis Eromosele 0

The Nigerian telecommunications sector has undergone a remarkable transformation, evolving from a modest network of fewer than 500,000 connected lines to a staggering 200 million over two decades. This growth serves as a testament to the country’s progress in the realm of connectivity and economic development. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), continues to play a pivotal role as the regulator, Read More

Adamu Fika: The courageous man who lived by principles

October 29, 2023 Hassan Gimba 0

So, Malam Adamu Fika, the Wazirin Fika, is dead. Called home by our Creator who loves man more than man loves himself. When He created the world and everything that is inside it, He made man for a purpose and sent him down to earth to complete the purpose. The purpose of the creation of man is to worship the Read More

Tinubu dissolves NAHCON Board, appoints new chairman

October 17, 2023 Abdullahi M, Gulloma 0

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Alhaji Jalal Ahmad Arabi as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) for a term of four years in the first instance. The President has directed the outgoing Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Commission, Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, to proceed on three-months pre-retirement Read More

Alia okays new retirement age, service years for teachers

August 4, 2023 John Shiaondo 0

The Benue state governor, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Iornem Alia, has approved the implementation of the new retirement age and length of service for all categories of teachers in the state, that are recognised by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN). In a circular signed by the Head of Service, Moses Ogbogbo Ode, the new implementation “takes effect from May Read More

Governor Uba Sani moves to secure Kaduna, other states, meets with Service Chiefs

July 12, 2023 Chamba Simeh 0

In keeping to his administration’s commitment to forging partnerships with security agencies in order to tackle current and emerging security threats in Kaduna state, Governor Uba Sani held separate meetings Tuesday with the Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Christopher Musa, Chief of Army Staff, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja, and Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Hassan Abubakar.  Hinting Read More

Police commission probes bribe-for-promotion allegations 

April 16, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has set up a committee to probe online report alleging that police officers pay up to $10,000 as bribe to get promotion. The Head Press and Public Relations of PSC, Mr. Ikechukwu Ani disclosed in a statement, Thursday in Abuja that commission found the report embarrassing. Ani said the report had claimed that some police Read More

NERC launches Service charter, inaugurates SERVICOM committee

April 4, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Tuesday April 4, launched its Service Charter and inaugurated its in-house SERVICOM committee in Abuja. Service Charter is an operational tool to guide service providers on their responsibilities, and service takers (customers) on their expectations. In his address, the Minister of Power, Engr. Abubakar D. Aliyu said the effective implementation of the Service Charter Read More

Seme Customs intercepts fake $6m bills, N9.3m fuel

February 3, 2023 David Agba 0

The Seme Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted fake $6 million bills from suspected transborder criminal syndicates in the Gbaji area of Badagry, Lagos. The Command also impounded 1,300 by 30 litres jerry can of petrol equivalent to 39,000 litres with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N9.3m, along the creeks in the last 13 days, despite Read More

NIS nabs 303 suspected irregular migrants in Akwa Ibom

January 22, 2023 Uko Etim 0

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has apprehended 303 suspected irregular migrants in the Uyo metropolis following their mop-up exercise conducted in Akwa Ibom state. The Comptroller of Immigration Service in Akwa Ibom Command, Mrs. Francisca Dakat, made the disclosure while briefing Journalists after the mop-up exercise, Saturday, in Uyo. Dakat said out of the 303 apprehended, 285 were adults while Read More

Yuletide: DSS sues for peace, assures on adequate security 

December 15, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Department of State Service (DSS) has called on Nigerians  of good conduct to ensure public peace and order in the spirit of the Yuletide season. This is as the service assured on adequate security before, during and after the yuletide and election seasons. The service also says it would continue to carry out its duties and responsibilities in line Read More

Green Africa airline leads on schedule flight departure – Report 

December 6, 2022 Suleiman Idris 0

A report obtained from data analysis of performance of domestic operating airlines in Nigeria has shown that new entrant Green Africa topped others in the On-Time Performance (OPT) measuring index between the months of June and November 2022. In Nigeria, on-time departure of flights ranks top among customers’ concerns each time they step into any airports as airlines usually either Read More

Kaduna-Abuja route as train service resumes 

December 5, 2022 Admin III 0

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has resumed operations at the Kaduna-Abuja railway, nine months after nine people were killed and scores of other passengers were abducted by terrorists who attacked the train in a community near Kaduna. The services of the train were abruptly suspended after the 28 March, 2022, attack. On Monday, at exactly 9:45 a.m. the first train, since Read More

Passport problems: Nigeria Immigration issues new directives

November 27, 2022 Admin III 0

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), has directed passport offices across the country to work on Saturdays to clear backlog of passport applications. This is contained in a statement made available by the Service’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Tony Akuneme, in Abuja on Saturday. Akuneme said that the Comptroller-General, Mr Isa Jere, who gave the directive also approved the deployment of Read More

Lawan felicitates former President Goodluck Jonathan @65

November 20, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with former President Goodluck Jonathan on the occasion of his 65th birthday. Lawan in a statement in Abuja on Sunday joined other Nigerians in rejoicing with the former President on the auspicious occasion. “Former President Goodluck Jonathan has devoted his life to service as a teacher, political leader and international statesman. Read More

Vom college of animal health graduates 162 para-veterinarians

November 1, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Federal College of Aminal Health and Production Technology (FCAH&PT) Vom, inducted 162 maiden graduands of Veterinary  Laboratory Technology and Animal Health Technology into the Veterinary Council of Nigeria (VCN), as professional Para-Veterinarians. Provost of the College  Dr Jude Obi Okpara, said with the induction of the graduands, Nigerian value chain of livestock production will receive a boost. “We are Read More

PGF boss to Ayu: Investigate mismanagement of N30bn mobilised for PDP secretariat

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has challenged the new leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, to investigate the mismanagement of N30 billions mobilised for the construction of its national secretariat. The APC chieftain also commended the opposition party for organising a successful Read More

Stakeholders want budgetary allocation for Departments of Rural Devt, Fisheries, others

October 27, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Stakeholders from the Small-Scale Women Farmers Organization in Nigeria (SWOFON), ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) FCT – Agricultural Development Project (FCT-ADP) on Tuesday expressed concern that there is no significant allocation for the newly created departments of Cooperative and Rural Development, and Fisheries to ensure the effective delivery of their services.  According to the FCT analysis 2021 statutory appropriation act for the Read More

Fed Poly Bauchi sacks 2 lecturers for raping students

October 24, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The federal polytechnic Bauchi has dismissed two of its lecturers for allegedly raping some female students of the polytechnic recently. Rector of the polytechnic Sunusi Gumau disclosed this while addressing journalists at the end of the meeting of the governing council of the institution held over the weekend. According to the rector, the dismissed lecturers are Adebusoye Michael Sunday, of Read More

Breaking: NRC reopens Abuja-Kaduna train route 48 hours after ‘bandits attack’

October 22, 2021 Admin III 0

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has announced reopening of Abuja-Kaduna route two days after a moving train was attacked by suspected bandits. The attacks carried out between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning also destroyed some part of the rail tracks. A reopening announcement by NRC on Friday evening read, “The Board and Management of the Nigerian railway corporation (NRC) hereby Read More

FirstBank hosts Fintech Summit 5.0, highlights impact on financial inclusion

 First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider, has announced that the 2021 edition of its annual FINTECH Summit is scheduled to hold on Thursday, 7 October 2021 by 10:00 am. EFirstBank has been named “Most Valuable Bank Brand in Nigeria” six times in a row (2011 – 2016) by the globally renowned “The Banker Magazine” of Read More

El-rufai to Southern govs: Anti open-grazing law unimplementable

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kaduna state governor Nasir El-Rufai, has responded to the new law banning Open-grazing in the Southern states of Nigeria, saying such law is not implementable presently. Some southern states like Ondo, Oyo, Lagos, Enugu and Osun, among others have passed anti open gracing law. But speaking with newsmen Tuesday after a meeting with officials of the All progressives Congress (APC) Read More