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Court stops Gov. Lalong from tampering with Gbong Gwom Jos stool –

A Plateau State High Court on Thursday issued an interim injunction stopping Gov Simon Lalong from tampering with the composition of the Gbong Gwom Jos Traditional Council. The injunction was issued by Justice Christine Dabup, after listening to Mr Niri Darong, Counsel to seven “illustrious sons of Berom nation”, who had dragged the state government before him over the creation of two traditional councils out of the Jos Traditional Council.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the state government last week created Riyom and Jos North Traditional Councils out of the Jos Joint Traditional Council. The creation of the two councils left the Jos Joint Traditional Council with only two local governments – Jos and Barkin-Ladi – instead of the former four.
The state government also announced that the Attah Aten of Ganawuri would chair the Riyom Traditional Council, while the Ujah of Anaguta would head the Jos North Traditional Council. Irked by that move, the seven petitioners, le…

N616.198bn April allocations by FG, States and LGAs

The communiqué issued by the Technical sub-Committee of Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) at the end of the meeting held Tuesday in Abuja, indicated that the gross statutory revenue of N518.916 billion received for the month is higher than the  N446.647 billion received in the previous month by N72.269 billion.A total of N616.198 billion has been distributed as revenue for the month of April, 2019 by the Federal, State and Local Governments in the country.
The total revenue distributable for the current month (including VAT and Exchange Gain) is N616.198 billion. The shared amount comprised the month’s statutory distributable revenue of N512.609 billion, the gross revenue available from the Value Added Tax (VAT) was  N96,485 billion as against N92, 181 billion distributed in the preceeding month, resulting in an increase of N4, 304  billion.
Accordingly, from Net Statutory revenue, federal government received  N253.918 billion representing (52.68 percent); States receive…

Tested Technical Guide To Social Media Management

Is it getting harder for you to juggle all the social media responsibilities in addition to your core business? In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk through the fundamentals of social media management. We will also address the challenges that you may face so that you can traverse the social media landscape in style. Let's dive deep in. By using the table of contents below, you will be able to navigate through this guide effortlessly. Social media management is a series of actions taken to manage content and interchange of communication across multiple social channels.  Such a social media management blueprint may include being on and managing multiple social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.  Social media management is more than just posting updates on multiple social media profiles. It also includes engaging with your target audience and executing campaigns that generate reach and visibility. Effective strategies include engaging efficiently w…

Fear Of Kidnappers Spread In Abuja :What is the way forward!

The authorities in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are tackling criminals who seize residents and demand ransom, reports Gbenga Omokhunu from the nation’s capital; Majority of residents in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) now live in fear of being kidnapped. This is due to the increasing rate of abductions in Abuja and the dreaded Abuja-Kaduna Expressway. Findings revealed that kidnapping has now become the most lucrative business that can catapult the poor into affluence overnight. When the first cases of kidnappings involving expatriate oil workers were reported in the Niger Delta in the early 2000s, not many knew that it would grow to become a national malaise in less than two decades. Apart from the militancy in the Niger Delta, the deadly Islamic insurgency in the North orchestrated by Boko Haram, the activities of hostage-taking Fulani herdsmen, as well as the swelling pool of criminals who are making a fortune from it have all contributed to exacerbation of the national…

The 5G Network in Nigeria : The Multidimensional Challenge Curves of 5G

The introduction of a new cellular generation is a delightful, and meaningful, event. The 1stgeneration introduced mobility. The 2ndgeneration [or: 2G] brought us into the digital world. The 3rd generation, in turn, introduced mobile data. And the 4th generation created the mobile broadband world in which we live today. And now comes 5G… Unlike previous generations, which took us a single step forward (though it was usually a very big one), the 5th generation takes us multiple steps in multiple directions. Enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) applications are a big step forward in terms of increased capacity available for mobile subscribers (over 1Gbps per customer at peak rate), enabling applications like virtual reality and augmented reality. Other applications, however, take us in different directions that allow new services to new addressable markets. Those new applications include: massive machine-type communications (mMTC), enabling massive IoT applications like automatic meter read…

Congratulations Super Falcons Lift #WAFUcup, Return For #WorldCup Preparations ( currently defending champions of African Women CAF cup, WAFU, waiting for World Cup)

Nigeria swept to glory in the 2019 WAFU Women’s Cup tournament in Abidjan on Saturday as the Super Falcons edged host nation Cote d’Ivoire 5-4 after penalty shootout in an interesting final match at the Stade Robert Champroux.

The Ivorians took the lead in the 43rd minute of the encounter when Spain –based Ange Koko N’Guessan, who also scored for the Dame Elephantes against Mali in the semi final, beat goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie with a marvelous free –kick. Afterwards, the African champions created several chances without making hay. It was left to leggy forward Uchenna Kanu, the USA –based student, to draw Nigeria level in the fourth minute of added time in the second half. In the penalty shoot-out, Amarachi Okoronkwo, Maryam Ibrahim, Alice Ogebe, Joy Bokiri and captain Evelyn Nwabuoku made no mistake from the spot, while the Ivorians lost one of their kicks. The Falcons had also won their semi final match against Ghana after penalty shoot-out, 4-2. On the whole, the African champ…