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Misilli Bags Spokespersons Communications Award



Excellence, capacity and character were recognized, as Ismaila Uba Misilli, the Director General ( Press Affairs), Government House, Gombe State bagged the prestigious Spokespersons Communications Award ( SCA) 2021/2022.

Misilli emerged top and rated best by the panel of judges in the Press Release category in Nigeria.

The special recognition for this man of uncommon credibility and intergrity, a media colossus and icon, was made by a famous media/PR NGO- Image Merchants Promotion Limited during its “Security and Emergency Management Award (SAMA) and Spokespersons Communication Award (SCA) conference 2022 held yesterday 23/Nov/2022 at Nicon Luxury Hotel in Abuja.

The SCA was instituted to recognize the most outstanding public relations contributions and communications strategies undertaken between 2021 and 2022.

Speaking at the award presentation, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina who was the Chairman of the occasion and also a recipient of an award, commended the organisers of the event, describing them as tested, trusted and reputable partners.

He maintained that it is a tough job to be a spokesperson for government or security agencies in times like this, regretting that many people prefer things in the negative perspectives despite all the positive gains recorded.

He reaffirmed that the present administration will leave Nigeria a safer place, while commending the government for the great successes achieved in the fight against insecurity in the nation.

In his presentation, the Guest Speaker and Chairman of the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations, NIPR, Mallam Muktar Surajo who spoke on strategic communications for security spokespersons underscored the fact that relationship among Nigerians is at its lowest ebb.

He maintained that “we must return to the days of our charished values when we were all brothers and sisters irrespective of differences in tribe and religion. That we must go back to the good old days where we must harness our diversity for our collective good. We must all shun hate speeches”.

He commended the initiative of the organisers for recognizing talents and achievements and rewarding same.

Earlier in his welcome address, the founder of the organization, Yusha’u Shuaib, who is the editor-in- chief of Economic Confidential Magazine said the award was in recognition of their services to humanity and to encourage them to do more.

The panel of juries for the Spokespersons Awards was comprised of seasoned communication scholars, PR specialists, public communicators, media strategists, and journalists.

The award for Misilli was received on his behalf by the Information Officer of Gombe State Liaison Officer in Abuja, Mrs Esther Solomon.

We celebrate Ismaila Uba Missilli for this well deserved award,we commend his mantra of life which is humility, humaneness and heartiness; no wonder a golden fish has no hiding place.

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FG Approves N24.2bn For Free Internet At Airports, Schools, Markets



THE Federal Government has approved free internet services worth N24.2 billion naira at 20 selected airports, 43 universities and six markets across the country.

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Isa Pantami, disclosed this after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday

Pantami said that the airports were selected from the six geo-political zones.

“Certain intervention projects are going to be implemented by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Nigerian Communications Commission of providing Internet in 20 selected airports in Nigeria and higher institutions of learning and also some markets to support micro small and medium enterprises.

“In each geopolitical zone, you have around three airports. In the South-West, we have Lagos and Ondo. For the South-East, we have Anambra and Enugu.

“For the South-South, we have Port Harcourt and Akwa Ibom. For the North-Central we have Abuja and Ilorin. In the North-West, we have Kano, Sokoto and Kebbi. For the North-East we have Yola, Maiduguri and Gombe.”

The minister said the markets and 43 institutions which include universities and polytechnics were also drawn from the six geopolitical zones, adding that it will ease e-learning in schools and also enhance the transition to a cashless economy.

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Buhari Approves Appointment Of 6 New Perm Secs



President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday approved the appointment of six new permanent secretaries in the Federal Civil Service

The appointments followed after a recent conducted selection process.

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF),Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, made this known in a statement by Mohammed Ahmed, Director of Communications of the Office of the HOCSF,

The appointees and their states of origin are Esuabana Asanye (Cross River), Mahmud Kambari (Borno), Richard Pheelangwah (Taraba), Lamuwa Ibrahim (Gombe), Yakubu Kofar-Mata (Kano) and Oloruntola Michael (Ogun).

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DSS Confirms Plot To Install Interim Govt



The Department of State Security Service has said that the plot to Instal interim government was real

DSS noted that the plot was “by some key players” to install an interim government and stop Bola Ahmed Tinubu from being inaugurated as president.

A statement on Wednesday, by Peter Afunanya, the public relations officer of the secret police, said: “The Department of State Services (DSS) has identified some key players in the plot for an Interim Government in Nigeria.

“The Service considers the plot, being pursued by these entrenched interests, as not only an aberration but a mischievous way to set aside the constitution and undermine civil rule as well as plunge the country into an avoidable crisis.

“The illegality is totally unacceptable in a democracy and to the peace loving Nigerians. This is even more so that the machination is taking place after the peaceful conduct of the elections in most parts of the country.”

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