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    Kano varsity committed to producing qualified medical doctors — VC
     Kano varsity committed to producing qualified medical doctors VC
    Kano varsity committed to producing qualified medical doctors — VC
    Education2 weeks ago

    Kano varsity committed to producing qualified medical doctors — VC

    The Vice Chancellor, Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano (YUMSUK), Prof. Mukhtar Atiku-Kurawa, has restated the institution’s commitment to producing qualified medical doctors.  

    Atiku-Kurawa stated this when the Kano State House of Assembly Standing Committees on Higher Education and Health visited the institution on Friday in Kano.The YUMSUK Head of Information, Publications, Protocol and Public Relations, Abdullahi Abba-Hassan,   disclosed in a statement.

    Abba-Hassan said the VC urged the assembly to look at the possibility of renaming the Muhammad Abdullahi Wase to Yusuf Maitama Sule University Teaching Hospital.

    He explained that would enable the institution to source intervention for its development.

    According to him, the donor agencies required the hospital to carry name of the university as requirement for their intervention.

    He further said that the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) had also recommended the renaming the hospital to make it suitable for sound MBBS programme.

    The University, with the support of the state government, he said, was working tirelessly to ensure that the hospital fulfilled all the requirements for the teaching hospital status.

    He further noted that the MBBS students would soon start their clinical services.

    In their remarks, the Chairman, Higher Education Committee and that of Health, Ali Shanono and Nuhu Abdullahi, said they met with the University’s  management in respect of Abdullahi Wase Teaching Hospital Bill.They said that the bill was for conversion of the Hospital to YUMSUK Teaching Hospital.

    The Committee Chairmen, therefore pledged support of the Kano State House of Assembly to enable the university to get a befitting teaching hospital.

    They commended the Vice-Chancellor for the remarkable developments recorded in the University.

    “We are happy with the zeal and commitment of the Vice-Chancellor in attracting developments to the University,” they said.

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  •  Sanusi Agbaje Adeosun others proffer solutions to good leadership in Nigeria
    Sanusi, Agbaje, Adeosun, others proffer solutions to good leadership in Nigeria
     Sanusi Agbaje Adeosun others proffer solutions to good leadership in Nigeria
    Sanusi, Agbaje, Adeosun, others proffer solutions to good leadership in Nigeria
    General news2 weeks ago

    Sanusi, Agbaje, Adeosun, others proffer solutions to good leadership in Nigeria

  •  Management debunks sale of Polaris Bank
    Management debunks sale of Polaris Bank
     Management debunks sale of Polaris Bank
    Management debunks sale of Polaris Bank
    Economy2 weeks ago

    Management debunks sale of Polaris Bank

    The management of Polaris Bank has discr
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  •  Ex President Jonathan leads election observation mission to Kenyan elections
    Ex-President Jonathan leads election observation mission to Kenyan elections
     Ex President Jonathan leads election observation mission to Kenyan elections
    Ex-President Jonathan leads election observation mission to Kenyan elections
    General news2 weeks ago

    Ex-President Jonathan leads election observation mission to Kenyan elections

    Former President Goodluck Jonathan departed Abuja for Nairobi on Friday leading a team of observers to Kenya’s general elections scheduled to hold on Aug. 9. Jonathan would serve as the Head of the Electoral Observation Mission of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA).

    EISA has deployed a full-fledged short-term team of observers to Kenya.

    Mr Ikechukwu Eze, Special Adviser, Media, to Jonathan, stated on Friday in Abuja that the EISA team comprises 21 short-term observers drawn from Civil Society Organisations.

    It also comprises Election Management Bodies and representatives of the academia from across the African continent.

    “The observers will be deployed in all the regions and specifically in ten counties, across Kenya.

    “They will observe the final stages of the political parties’ campaigns, Election Day procedures and results aggregation processes.

    “The Mission’s assessment of the electoral process will be guided by the principles and obligations set out in the 2007 African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance.

    “It will also be guided by the 2002 Declaration of the Principles Governing Democratic Elections in Africa, among others,’’ he stated.

    Eze added that the EISA Electoral Observation Mission would issue a preliminary statement on its findings at a news conference on Aug. 11.
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  •  President Kenyatta Chairs Nationwide Implementation of Coding Curriculum in Schools
    President Kenyatta Chairs Nationwide Implementation of Coding Curriculum in Schools
     President Kenyatta Chairs Nationwide Implementation of Coding Curriculum in Schools
    President Kenyatta Chairs Nationwide Implementation of Coding Curriculum in Schools
    Africa2 weeks ago

    President Kenyatta Chairs Nationwide Implementation of Coding Curriculum in Schools

    President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday presided over the nationwide implementation of the coding curriculum in primary and secondary schools.

    Speaking on the occasion at State House, Nairobi, President Kenyatta commended the Kenya Curriculum Development Institute for endorsing and implementing coding as a critical skill within the new Competency Based Curriculum.

    “…today, Kenya becomes the first country in Africa to adopt coding as a subject of study within the official curricula of primary and secondary schools.

    “I applaud the Kenya Curriculum Development Institute for leading our nation to this landmark achievement by implementing coding as a critical skill within our new Competency-Based Curriculum,” said President Kenyatta.

    At the same time, the President launched Kenya's National Digital Master Plan that runs from this year to 2032 and the National Cyber ​​Security Strategy 2022 that provides strategic interventions to address national cyber security challenges and threats.

    The president expressed his optimism that the national digital master plan will cement the country's leadership in ICT by creating a political, legal and regulatory environment conducive to greater adoption of e-government, as well as fostering the creation and growth of ICT-related companies.

    “This will undoubtedly enhance job creation, enable and expand ICT innovation and the development of a dynamic and strong ICT sector that will enhance growth in all sectors of our economy.

    The master plan also guides investors as they plan their investment priorities,” said President Kenyatta.

    The President noted that the government is interested in leveraging ICT initiatives to achieve its national and global commitments, applauding the digital master plan's goal of establishing more than 20,000 digital village centers across the country for digital empowerment of citizens.

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    He added that the digital village centers will allow the government to employ an additional 40,000 youth directly to staff the centers and provide training to all citizens interested in upgrading their skills and competencies.

    At the conclusion of his term, President Kenyatta expressed his satisfaction with the great strides his administration has made in digitizing and integrating ICTs in all aspects of public life.

    He cited the revolution in the provision of government services through the world acclaimed “Huduma Centers” as one of the achievements of the country's digitization program.

    In the education sector, President Kenyatta said that the Digital Literacy Program has been a key cog in the transformation of the education system.

  •  Council assures Kano business communities of timely delivery of goods
    Council assures Kano business communities of timely delivery of goods
     Council assures Kano business communities of timely delivery of goods
    Council assures Kano business communities of timely delivery of goods
    General news2 weeks ago

    Council assures Kano business communities of timely delivery of goods

    Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers Council Emmanuel Jimeh has assured the Kano business communities of timely and door-step delivery of goods.

    He disclosed this during the declaration of Dala Inland Dryport as an import and export base.

    He said the measure would decongest seaports and boost businesses.

    “It will have a great impact on the nation’s economy and Kano will represent a turning point as a game changer.

    He said Niger, Chad as far as central African countries could use the port to do their businesses.

    “We can have monumental development taking place here in Kano,”  he said.

    Jimeh further explained that goods transported by train was cheaper than road.

    The dry port centres are geared towards promoting efficient transportation, cost-effectiveness at Nigerian ports and enhance trade facilitation.

    Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, represented by the Deputy Governor Nasir Gawuna, said kano was a commercial investment nerve centre in Nigeria, hence the designation of Dala inland Dry port was timely.

    “Kano has the history of being a major commercial and manufacturing centre in west African sub-region even before the incorporation of the country into the European system of global commerce.

    ” The project would harness the resource potentials of the state towards improving the livelyhood of the teaming populace.

    On his part, the Managing Director of Dala Inland Dry Port, Alhaji Ahmad Rabiu, commended the federal and state governments for their tireless efforts in ensuring that the project was a success.


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  •  Reps seek to make Ajaokuta Steel Mill operational
    Reps seek to make Ajaokuta Steel Mill operational
     Reps seek to make Ajaokuta Steel Mill operational
    Reps seek to make Ajaokuta Steel Mill operational
    General news2 weeks ago

    Reps seek to make Ajaokuta Steel Mill operational

    The House of Representatives Committee on Steel on Friday called for concerted efforts by relevant authorities to ensure that the Ajaokuta Steel Mill located in Kogi State becomes fully operational.

    Rep. Abdullahi Halims, the Chairman of the committee, made this appeal during an oversight visit with other members of the committee to the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development in Abuja.

    Halims said that the facility would significantly contribute to the growth of the country when operational.

    He noted that the steel mill would create job opportunities, and also help to address the issue of insecurity arising from unemployment of the youths.

    “To be succinct and precise, the purpose of this is to see how the operations of the Ministry is faring.

    “We also seek to gather information, identify challenges, build synergy, and look for ways to resolve issues that need government input through legislative actions,” the lawmaker said.

    He noted further that the country was facing enormous challenges in human, social and economic development.

    Halims said that the increasing level of violence, insecurity, deepening poverty and inequalities were demoralising, adding that it is capable of inspiring action amongst political leaders.

    “The country is enmeshed in political activities geared towards shaping the nation for the better, and visits such as this will broaden the horizon of political gladiators.

    “The committee will help to see how government agencies through budgetary releases can foster and build confidence in the teeming youth through legislative engagements.

    “I urge the ministry to work closely with our committee, for that way, we can together explore more opportunities for positive growth.

    ”Sen. Gbemisola Saraki, the Minister of State in the ministry, regretted that so far, no steel had been developed at the Mill.Saraki said that the ministry was committed to working with relevant authorities to ensure it delivered on its mandate.


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  •  FirstBank rewards customer with car in Verve Card campaign finale promo
    FirstBank rewards customer with car in Verve Card campaign finale promo
     FirstBank rewards customer with car in Verve Card campaign finale promo
    FirstBank rewards customer with car in Verve Card campaign finale promo
    Economy2 weeks ago

    FirstBank rewards customer with car in Verve Card campaign finale promo

  •  Tax evasion Ondo revenue agency unseals 7 companies after compliance
    Tax evasion: Ondo revenue agency unseals 7 companies after compliance
     Tax evasion Ondo revenue agency unseals 7 companies after compliance
    Tax evasion: Ondo revenue agency unseals 7 companies after compliance
    General news2 weeks ago

    Tax evasion: Ondo revenue agency unseals 7 companies after compliance

    The Ondo State Internal Revenue Service (ODIRS) on Friday unsealed seven business premises that it earlier sealed off over tax liabilities.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that in line with a recent court judgment, ODIRS had on Tuesday sealed 18 companies across the state due to default in payment of tax.

    The Deputy Head of Legal Department of ODIRS, Gregory Afuwape, told NAN in Akure after unsealing the companies premises by the agency, that the companies had paid their tax liabilities.

    Afuwape urged companies in the state to always comply and play their tax liabilities so that the state could develop.

    He said the agency would not relent in its efforts to recover all debts owed the state by companies and individuals for the continuous development of the state.

    “We have unsealed seven business premises as at today; they have paid their liabilities.

    “So, therefore, the authorities of the Ondo State Internal Revenue Service ordered that we should go back and unseal the premises for the owners, that’s why we are here.

    “Eighteen business premises were locked, based on court judgement, and the enforcement continues by next week and the exercise is throughout the state.

    “Our message to business premises is that they should come and pay their tax liability, and this is for improvement of the state and not for an individual,” he said.

    Afuwape said the exercise would continue next week, saying that the state was “not being wicked on any companies” but to generate revenue for the development of the state.

    NAN reports that the agency had embarked on revenue drive to recover debts owed by companies operating in the state.


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  •  Serving and retired police officers family pay tributes to late Tafa Balogun
    Serving and retired police officers, family pay tributes to late Tafa Balogun
     Serving and retired police officers family pay tributes to late Tafa Balogun
    Serving and retired police officers, family pay tributes to late Tafa Balogun
    Defence/Security2 weeks ago

    Serving and retired police officers, family pay tributes to late Tafa Balogun

    Some retired senior police officers and family members have described the late former Inspection-General of Police (I-GP), Mr Tafa Balogun as one of the best cops Nigeria ever produced.

    The retired officers paid glowing tributes to the late Balogun in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday at his Ikoyi, Lagos residence.

    Many said Balogun was one Inspector-General of Police that brought great reforms to the force.

    Mr Tunde Alapinni, a retired Assistance Inspector-General of Police (AIG) and one-time Force Spokesman, said the impact made by Balogun could not be ignored.

    Alapinni said that Balogun was devoted to the transformation of the police and its personnel.

    In his own tribute, retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) Waheed Kassim, described the late Balogun as a dear brother and friend, stressing that his death was shocking.

    For DIG David Omojola, it was too early for Balogun, whom he described as his “Big Boss’’ to leave this earth suddenly.

    “However, we are consoled that he impacted positively on our lives.

    His tenure as I-G witnessed tremendous and good policing,’’ Kassim said.

    Mr Edward Ajogun, a retired Commissioner of Police (CP) and one- time Personal Assistance to Balogun as I-GP, said his former boss was always thinking positively about the Nigeria Police Force and security of Nigeria.

    Ajogun said that Balogun brought lots of reforms into the police including the creation of female mobile police.

    He also introduced computer training for officers, mass promotion for officers stranded for years and ensuring that officers were promoted according to seniority.

    He said that under Balogun, the Force had credible staff list which was used for promotion, stressing that the late I-GP was a unifier, encouraging officers to work as a team.

    Commissioner of Police in Lagos state, Mr Abiodun Alabi, described late Balogun as a visionary leader and a mentor to many retired and serving officers.

    Alabi said that anytime he visited the late I-GP, he always drew attention to how best Lagos should be policed.

    “The Force will miss his wealth of experience.

    It is his mentorship that has piloted some of us to where we are today in the Force,’’Alabi said.

    Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State CID, Mr Fayoade Adegoke, described the late I-GP as, “a great dad, benefactor, mentor, super cop who revolutionised the Force as an I-GP.

    ’’ The first son of the deceased, Mr Abayomi Balogun, said that his father never changed one bit before his death as an advocate of doing anything that was right.

    He said many people misunderstood his father as a strict person, stressing that members of the family were not exempted from such strictness.

    He described his father as a brilliant officer, father, who always attracted standing ovations at occasions, local or international wherever he was made to deliver speeches or lectures.

    The second daughter of late Balogun, Ms Bolale Balogun, said her father would be greatly missed for many things, including food recipes, words pronunciation, reading and responsible behaviour.

    “My father taught me that there is no alternative to success than to follow due process in all things.

    “He made me tough like himself.

    If he wants to punish you for doing wrong, it is 24 strokes of the cane; because of this, no one dares get into daddy’s trouble,’’ she recollected.

    The former police boss died at Reddington Hospital in Lagos on Balogun will be buried on Saturday in Osun. He was Nigeria’s 21st indigenous Inspector-General of Police.

    He served as IG-P during the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

    He joined the Nigerian Police Force in May 1973 as member of Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Course 3. Balogun attended the University of Lagos and graduated in 1972 with a B.

    A. in Political Science.

    He worked in various police commands and rose through the ladder to become IG-P.

    Balogun was at a time the Principal Staff Officer to former Inspector-General of Police, Alhaji Muhammadu Gambo, and Deputy Commissioner of Police, Edo, and pioneer Commissioner of Police in Delta.

    He was also CP in Rivers and Abia states.

    Balogun, a fellow of the premier highest military institution in Nigeria, the National War College, later became an Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone One, Kano, from where he was named the 21st I-GP of Police on March 6, 2002.
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