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MTN, Dstv Subscriptions Fuelling Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa- Omokri



Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri, a former presidential aide says every recharge made on MTN or subscription paid on DSTV elongates South Africa’s arrogance.


This was a reaction to the ongoing xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa, adding that patronising South African businesses in Nigeria strengthen the killers of compatriots.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari says he has sent a special envoy to South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa to convey the country’s concern over the killings of its people over there.


In a tweet on Tuesday, Omokri said: I call on Nigerians with an @MTNNG SIM to SWITCH. Each RECHARGE you make STRENGTHENS the killer of our brothers and sisters. If you have @DStv, SWITCH. Your SUBSCRIPTION ELONGATES SA’s arrogance. Avoid @Shoprite_NG. You shop WRONG if you shop there!


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Mo Ibrahim Foundation to Launch First ‘African Governance Report’ in 2019



The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has announced the launch of the first comprehensive “African Governance Report”. The report will be published online at the foundation’s website, on 15 October 2019.

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation was established in 2006 with a focus on the critical importance of leadership and governance in Africa, by providing tools to assess and support progress in leadership and governance.

The Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) provides an annual assessment of the quality of governance in African countries and is the most comprehensive collection of data on African governance.

With over ten years of data to draw from, the IIAG is uniquely positioned to measure trends in governance, providing an in-depth analysis of how the quality of governance has changed, and what has or could be key to Africa’s transformation.

Based on IIAG data, the report will focus on Governance and Africa’s implementation of the AU’s Agenda 2063 and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It will highlight the importance of using data to analyse the growing governance challenges and opportunities that must be addressed to drive sustainable development in Africa.

In this report, the Foundation will highlight gaps in the availability of sound data to track and measure progress. It will issue a call for national and international players to work together to urgently address these gaps, which will be critical to encouraging and directing development progress across the continent.

The African Governance Report will: 1)  Examine the governance environments needed to achieve progress towards Agenda 2063 and the SDGs and the links between these, highlighting common areas and major challenges

2)  Identify progress in these areas and data gaps, both in terms of national statistical offices but also vital statistics and civil registration

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FG Directs NCC, NIPOST, NIGCOMSAT to Get ISO Certifications



Isa Pantanmi, minister of communications

Federal government has directed three agencies under the Ministry of Communications to begin the process of getting International Standard Organisation (ISO) certification.


Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, minister of Communications, gave the directive at the presentation of ISO 2700: 2013 to the National Information and Technology Agency (NITDA) in Abuja.


ISO certification is proof from a third party, that an organisation complies with an ISO management standard. ISO certification gives organisation credibility.


Pantami said getting a truly deserved certification would stand the agencies out and would get them recognition globally.


He said the agencies under his ministry should stop the old ways of doing things and start taking their mandates to the next level. He said the heads of the agencies should make their staff understand that they could lose their jobs if they perform below standard.


‘’ISO certification changes the perception of staff of any agency that has received it. I saw this myself when I was in NITDA and it has been testified to by many people. I believe these is no single staff of NITDA that this certification has not changed significantly’’, he added.


He said it was gladdening that more companies and public institutions in Africa were getting ISO certifications.


Earlier, Dr Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, director general of NITDA, said the agency went through a rigorous process to get the ISO certification.


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2baba Unveils Winners of Tboiz Talent Search



2Baba has finally unveiled Tboiz – a 3 member boy band to perform at the 20 Years A King Concerts organised to commemorate 2 decades in the music industry as a performer.


This announcement was made at the media event held on September 18, 2019 in honour of the 20 Years A King projects.


The members of Tboiz — Okhiria Daabo Ayodele, Oche Peter and Osaentin Joseph Jonathan were announced as victors of the Next Up talent search which ran from 30th August, 2019 to 9th September, 2019.


Asides the vocalists, Apatira Taiwo Olaseni was also announced winner of the Next Up video director search.


Next Up Talent Search was adjudged by 2Baba, songwriter and producer Cobhams Asuquo and video director Unlimited L.A, whilst final winners were selected through an online voting process


During his speech at the 20 Years A King media day, 2Baba had this to say about Next Up:


“Next Up is a legacy project. This platform will give these four young kings an opportunity to kick start their careers.


“Today, they will be performing at the Industry night special and soon, we will be recording a song together.

“The plan here is to make their voices heard and I am indeed proud to be a part of this project.”


2Baba continues his week of celebration as he marks his 44th birthday alongside ongoing #20YearsAKing activities.


Other activities lined up for the 2Baba week include the Campaign for Peace and Good Governance, a Radio Takeover & Industry Nite Special, as well as the Abuja House Party with Campari, and 2Baba week finale at Rumors Night Club, Festac.


20 Years A King is a celebration of 20 years since 2Baba scored his first hit single ‘Knock Me Off’ as a member of the now-defunct Plantashun Boiz in 1999. Activities, projects and events for the year include a book, a documentary, an album, merchandise, fete, concerts, and parties.




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