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Amended broadcasting code yielding results – Minister

Amended broadcasting code yielding results – MinisterBy Rotimi Ijikanmi Information and Culture Minister Alhaji Lai Mohammed said amendments to the National Broadcasting Code to reposition the sector have started to show results. The minister made this known on Monday in Lagos during an engagement of the ministerial working group on the digital switchover (DSO) with the relevant stakeholders. Mohammed revealed that by joining the amended code, he was rightly informed that a large multinational recently canceled an ad production planned for South Africa and moved it to Nigeria. “The result? Practitioners in Nigeria earned N10 million from production, while model fees totaled N5 million. “This is only the beginning, as we are determined to implement the reforms diligently. The (NAN) reports that to stimulate growth and investment in the advertising sector, an amendment has been made to the broadcasting code regarding the production of advertising for local goods and services. The amended section states that “all […]

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Gombe consumers owe Jos DisCo N2.2 billion — Spokesman

Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC) says 19, 317 households have so far been metered in Gombe state, according to Dr Adakole Elijah, JEDC’s Head of Corporate Communications. Elijah, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe, added that efforts were ongoing to meter more households, in line with
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Buhari cautioned Christians and Muslims on Billiri crisis in Gombe

Buhari cautioned Christians and Muslims on Billiri crisis in GombePresident Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday warned Christians and Muslims against using violence to voice their grievances. Buhari issued the warning while expressing “great shock and deep concern” at the outbreak of violence in Gombe State. The crisis erupted following a dispute over the selection of Mai Tangale (Billiri chiefdom title) in the state. Responding to the development, Buhari called for maximum restraint to avoid escalation. In a statement by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, the president said: “I am seriously disturbed by the outbreak of violence in Gombe State and call on the parties involved to exercise the utmost restraint to avoid the climbing. “The easy recourse to violence is unacceptable because there are sufficient means to resolve disputes amicably without threatening law and order. “In a circle of violence, there are no winners, except losers,” advising Muslims and Christians “to avoid the temptation to use violence to express their grievances.” […]

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Gombe govt imposes 24-hour curfew on Billiri LG

Gombe State Government has imposed a 24-hour curfew with immediate effect on Billiri Local Government Area of the state, following the eruption of violence in the area. Prof. Abubakar Njodi, Secretary to the State Government made this known at a news conference in Gombe on Friday. Njodi said that imposing the curfew became necessary to
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