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BUK receives TV license

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Mukhtar Yahya Usman

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has granted Bayero University Kano (BUK) a television broadcasting license.

KANO TODAY reports that BUK is the second after University of Lagos to have received a television license in Nigeria.

Director General of the NBC Ishaq Modibbo Kawu issued the license to the Vice Chancellor BUK, Yahuza Bello Tuesday morning in Abuja.

Mr Bello, a professor of Mathematics, assured the NBC that BUK would use the license judiciously in training its students.

That would give BUK students the practical knowledge to work in any broadcast organization after their graduation, he added.

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  1. Shamsuddeen A. Musa

    August 7, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    Woow! Masha Allah this a great remarkable achievement to BUK, Bukite, and finally to the faculty of Communication particularly Mass communication department and their students.

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Danbatta, NCC boss, bags prestigious Zik Prize

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The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Umar Garba Danbatta, has emerged the winner of the 2019 Zik Prize, in the professional leadership category.

Kano Focus reports that a member of the Advisory Board of the prestigious award Pat Utomi announced the winners in a webinar on Thursday.

Mr Utomi said Danbatta and Kennedy Uzoka, the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of United Bank for Africa (UBA) are the winners in that category.

“Prof Umar Garba Danbatta is a square page in a square hole.

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“An academic professor, Danbatta has, through the NCC, led the charge to drive Nigeria’s industrial revolution and knowledge-based economy leveraging telecommunications.

“Telecommunications’ contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Nigeria has grown by 70 per cent from 2015 to 2020, whilst broadband penetration has leaped from 8 percent to 42 percent, in the same period.”

“His leadership has enhanced transparency and innovation in the sector, such that recently, NCC was acknowledged by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), as one of Africa’s foremost regulator,” Mr Utomi observed.

In a letter of nomination in July 2020, which was jointly signed by the Chairman of the Board, Jubril Aminu, and Utomi, the NCC boss was described as “an outstanding public servant, whose initiatives and reforms had contributed to Information and Communications Technology (ICT) playing a leading role in the socio-economic development of Nigeria.”

The Zik Prize was set up in 1994 in honor of the first President of Nigeria, late Nnamdi Azikiwe, with a view to encouraging and nurturing leadership in Africa and the diaspora.

Among the past winners are: former President of Ghana, J. J. Rawligs (1995); Late Nelson Mandela, President Yonweri Muzeveni of Uganda and former Chairman of NCC’s Governing Board, Ahmed Joda, among other illustrious leaders of the continent.

This year’s winners include the Senate President, Ahmed Lawal and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustafa, who won in political leadership and public service categories, respectively.

Others are Governor of Borno State, Babagana Umara Zulum, his counterpart from Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa and Oyo State Governor, Engr. Oluseyi Makinde, who won in good governance category.

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Schools reopening: Kano SUBEB urges principals to obey Covid-19 protocols

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Mukhtar Yahya Usman

The executive chairman, Kano State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), has urged primary school Head teachers and junior secondary schools principals to obey Covid-19 protocols whenever schools reopened.

Kano Focus reports that Danlami Hayyo made the call while declaring open a two day workshop on post Covid-19 measures.

Kano SUBEB spokesperson, Balarabe Danlami Jazuli said in a statement issued to Kano Focus that the theme of the workshop is ‘’safety measures in schools against Covid-19: developing skills during and after the pandemic. ‘’

According to the statement, Mr Hayyo said the training was organized by the Universal Basic Education Board Commission (UBEC) in conjunction with the SUBEB for State School Improvement team.

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He said the participants would step down the training to primary schools Head teachers and principals of junior secondary schools.

“The workshop is aimed at ensuring healthy and conducive learning environment for both teachers and pupils and also to prepare for full resumption of school children to protect them against the deadly disease – covid 19.” Mr. Hayyo said.

One  of the participants Ubale Garba, said they are ready to replicate the knowledge acquired during the training.

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Vice-chancellor: YUMSUK shortlists 8 candidates

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Mukhtar Yahya Usman

The Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano (YUMSUK) has shortlisted eight professors for the post of vice-chancellor.

Kano Focus reports that YUMSUK spokesperson Abdullahi Abba Hassan said this in a statement issued on Thursday.

He said the  vice-chancellor selection board will interview the shortlisted candidates on  September 29 and 30.

“The process was delayed due to Covid-19 pandemic, while the tenure of the former Vice Chancellor came to an end on May 17, this year.” Mr Hassan said.

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He said all the eight candidates are Kano state indigenes from various institutions of learning.

They include Shehu Ma’aji, professor of Technology Education at Kano University of Science and Technology  (KUST) Wudil, Mukhtar Kurawa, professor of inorganic Chemistry and Rector Kano state Polytechnic, Bako El-Yakub Jibri, professor of Chemical Engineering at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, and Ali Tijjani Abdullahi, professor of special education at Bayero University Kano (BUK).

Others are Balarabe Jakada, professor of Business Management and Provost of Aminu Kano College of Islamic and Legal Studies, Aliyu Musa, professor of Curriculum and Instruction at YUMSUK, Sadiq Abubakar, professor of Agricultural Engineering at ABU Zaria, and Lawal Alhassan Bichi, professor of Pharmacology at BUK.

Meanwhile the new pro-chancellor and chairman of the Governing Council of the YUMSUK, Muhammad Yahuza Bello has assumed duty.

Mr Bello, professor of Mathematics and immediate past vice-chancellor of BUK, pledged to serve the university diligently.

 

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