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Southern Kaduna Man Wins Sir Ahmadu Bello Platinum Leadership Award



By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

A philanthropist of Southern Kaduna extraction, and founder of Caleb Danladi Foundation, Mr. Caleb Danladi Bako has been conferred with ‘Sir Ahmadu Bello Platinum Leadership Award’, by Northern Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN).
The certificate of confirmation of the award titled: Garkuwan Matasan Arewa Nageriya”, was personally delivered to Mr. Bako during a handing over ceremony performed by the leadership of the NYCN on weekend.

In a speech during the handing over ceremony, the Vice President of the Youth Council Comrade Salihu Yusuf described the awardee, Mr. Bako, as an excellent and a special
specimen of an extra ordinary leadership expert, who’s simple,
humble and gentle.

Mr. Bako who’s also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Caleb Danladi foundation was also described by the youth council as the future in the present, a very
colorful individual and one of the most noticeable representative of young people’s generation, a marvelous human being, an equivalent of entire library of success, and a community.

“From whatever perspective you choose to look him, Mr.
Caleb Danladi has made a voyage in the leadership industry
with a class of touch, he is one of the most professionals whose
efficiency, knowledge, diligence and professionalism have
become another definition of standard in the leadership
“Men of unique achievement are celebrated anywhere in the world, and when their values are appreciated, they are not spurred to do more, more so they are encourage to inspire the
younger generations.
“Mr. Caleb Danladi is an excellent and a special specimen of an extra ordinary leadership expert, looks simple, humble and gentle, her appearance is a blend of intellect and professionalism equipped with a disciplined character.

“This leadership surgeon has perfected the act of working silently while his accomplishment speaks for him. He is one of the best minds with practical ideas as a system relief expert.

“Mr. Caleb Danladi is community
builder, an efficient team player, a quintessential leader, an
exceptional polyglot and leadership navigator, a signature of
success, compassionate leader, pace setter, role model, beacon
of hope, pillar of support, a culture and cultivated leadership
tycoon, a stimulant in the leadership growth and enterprising
young man, a central fugal force in leadership department, a
man who has change the skyline of how a principal leader
should be”, the council further said.

The council noted that “In the words of Ralph W. Emerson “you indeed deserve every honor that is accorded to you because greatness is a property for which no human can receive credit too soon; it must be possessed long before it is acknowledge”, adding that “heroes are made by the events of their time.
“Mr. Caleb Danladi is an astute brilliant man, a master of leadership, tactician of note, a man of many parts, a professionals with unparalleled virtues, a goal gutter, a
leadership personal with style and candor, most people have testify
to your professional competence, carrier achievement and ability to
succeed were many have failed.

“But what has made name a signature of success is certainly more than these, your up rightness, desire to always uphold global standard, ability to lead by example and your patriotic spirit and other factors that have made you a successful leadership expert.

“Knowledge can only give a human power, but it is the attitude displayed by human in the application of knowledge that makes him/her commands the respect of their peers, many
professionals in Nigerian’s public and private sector can not be said
to have both. But one of the few professionals in public sector in
Nigeria today who has both knowledge and attitude is Mr. Caleb
“Sir, your untiring leadership qualities and good disposition will
continue to bring local and international honor to us.

“Today youths are following your footpath so as to overcome the fall of academic standard in other to compete and excel in the global system where knowledge is prized. You have also brought to your current position, dignity, honesty, competence distinction and
administrative fairness.

“We honor you today because you are a great man of purpose, vision, integrity, a great leader of all leaders and a blessing to many generations.
“You deserve more eloquent words to qualify your person and
also to quantify your worth because you have won a space in our hall of fame”, the Youth Council leader said.

Responding, the awardee, Captain Caleb Danladi Bako who’s also a Mariner sincerely thanked the Youth Council for their foresight and for considering him worthy of of Sir Ahmadu Bello Platinum Leadership Award, describing it as prestigious.

He also said the award, at this period of the nation’s trying time of banditry and terrorism, coupled with election period was really a motivating factor, and promised to improve more in whatever part of his lifestyle that endeared and engendered the council to accord him of such an high honour.

Caleb Danladi Foundation has been providing for needy especially the orphanages, scholarship for pupils and students of less privilege homes, widows and IDPs as part of its objective to give back to the society.

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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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