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Adeleke confirmed as NCC Executive Commissioner by the senate

Barr. Adeleke Adewolu has been appointed as an Executive Commissioner on the governing board of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).



Adeleke Adewolu

Barr. Adeleke Adewolu has had his nomination as an Executive Commissioner of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) confirmed by the Senate yesterday.

This occurred after the consideration and adoption of the report of the Senate Committee on Communications led by Senator Oluremi Tinubu at a plenary session.

Opposing Voices: However,  the decision to appoint Adewolu as NCC Executive Commissioner didn’t go down well with some members of the Senate. Some South-East Senators objected to the confirmation while pointing out lack of representation on the board of NFC.

Citing Section 14(4) of the Constitution, a senator representing Imo East, Senator Francis Onyewuchi demanded that the report of the Senate Committee on Communications be stalled until someone from the Southeast is put in that position.

[READ MORE: Improve service quality or risk sanction – NCC warns Telcos]

Two Senators, Senators Uche Ekwunife and Rochas Okorocha also observed that are no Southeast representatives on the Board of the NCC.

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, however refused to stop the confirmation of Adeleke. Instead, he directed the Senate Committee on Communications to investigate the matter of marginalization of the Southeast in appointments on the board of the NCC.

Ahmad Lawan

Reason explained: Explaining the reason for the non-representation of the southeast on the board of the commission, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, who currently serves as Minority Leader of the Senate, said vacancies were actually reserved for the Southeast zone, unfortunately, it had not been filled.

Elaborating his point, he disclosed that the Southeastern representative on the Board of the NCC relinquished his position to contest elections in another party. That act was blamed as the reason why there are no Southeast representatives on the governing board of the NCC.

[READ MORE: NCC moves to track cybercriminals]

The nomination of Adeleke still received the Senate’s approval after it was put to a voice vote by the President of the Senate.

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Reincarnated as a lover of stocks, Angel investors, seed funds, and anything aligned to tech or startups raising money, Joseph's work at Nairametrics involves following the money to wherever it leads. Before joining Nairametrics, he won an investigative journalism fellowship with ICIR, appeared in several national dallies, with hard-hitting opinions, features and investigative pieces. He has also engaged in content marketing and copywriting for a top e-commerce firm in Nigeria.

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Standard Bank Group appoints Yinka Sanni as new Chief Executive of Africa Regions

Yinka Sanni has been appointed as Standard Bank Group’s Chief Executive of Africa Regions.



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The Standard Bank Group has announced the appointment of Yinka Sanni as the new Chief Executive of Africa Regions.

This announcement was made by the Group in a post shared via its official LinkedIn account. The bank revealed that Sanni will be replacing Sola David-Borha who is retiring after 31 years of distinguished service to the group.

His appointment will play an integral role in driving the growth of the Standard Bank Group in Africa further in the years ahead.

He is expected to build on the work of David-Borha, a renowned professional who played a key role in growing the Group’s Africa Regions portfolio in terms of capacity, market share and contribution to the group’s headline earnings.

What you should know

  • Yinka Sanni is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria.
  • He has served in key positions within the Stanbic Group, as the Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, Deputy Chief Executive of the Bank and Executive Director, Corporate & Investment Banking of the Bank.
  • He was also the pioneer Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited and the pioneer Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Asset Management Limited.

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Usman Alkali Baba assumes office as new IG of Police

The FG announced that IGP Usman Alkali Baba assumed duty as the new Inspector General of Police on Wednesday.



The Federal Government announced that IGP Usman Alkali Baba assumed duty as the new Inspector General of Police on Wednesday.

The FG disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday evening, citing that he is taking over from IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, NPM, who retired after 35 years of meritorious service to the nation.

What the FG is saying

“The handing/taking over of leadership between the former and new Police Chiefs was held in a brief but colourful ceremony at the Force Headquarters, Abuja. The event was climaxed with the symbolic handover of the Nigeria Police flag.

The new IGP, who is the 21st indigenous Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba, NPM, psc (+), fdc, a fellow of the National Defence College, hails from Geidam in Yobe State. He was commissioned into the Nigeria Police Force on 15th March 1988 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police.

He holds a Masters degree in Public Administration (MPA) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.

The FG also disclosed that the new IGP believes in the provision of motivational and credible leadership driven by professionalism and strategic planning, all directed at stabilizing internal security and modernizing police operations within the framework of citizens’ consent, trust, and the rule of law.

In case you missed it 

The Federal Government revealed why President Buhari terminated the appointment of the outgoing Inspector General of Police (IGP), Muhammad Adamu, before the expiration of the 3-months extension, saying the ex-IGP’s tenure was terminated following the completion of the selection process for a new Inspector General of Police.

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