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Sanction Awaits Collapsed Billboards’ Owners

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Henceforth, owners of collapsed billboards in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja are to be sanctioned by the FCT administration, FCT Minister, Senator Muhammad Adamu-Aliero has warned.

Senator Aliero said in Abuja that billboards collapse in the FCT due to negligence by owners who failed to comply with approved technical and environmental standards prescribed by the Outdoor Advertising Companies and directed the FCT Development Control Department to sanction erring companies to forestall continued occurrence of the development.

His words: “Any defaulter whose billboard collapses from now, will henceforth be sanctioned by withdrawal/revocation of site allocation and other related concessions

Owners of collapsed billboards, he said, will be penalised to the tune of 150 per cent of earlier approved processing fee.

The FCT boss directed that henceforth all Outdoor Advertising Companies should engage the services of COREN registered engineers for the supervision of all the erection/construction of such billboards/signages.

He also directed that all existing billboards without setting out approval be subjected to structural integrity tests by relevant registered engineers at a cost to be borne by the respective defaulting companies as well as payment of appropriate contravention charges.

The Minister regretted that some billboards especially those with one pole and large metal wings are found to have ran short of the technical requirements that could stand the test of time.

He therefore enjoined the FCT Development Control Department to commence immediate implementation of the new measures, warning that the government cannot watch while some corporate organisations endanger the lives of residents.

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London School Of Public Relations Launched In Nigeria

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After months in the making, the London School of PR (LSPR) Nigeria has been launched and will be offering a variety of courses including Fundamentals of Public Relations, diploma programmes, and other shorter courses focusing on brand building, reputation and risk management.
The courses, to be delivered by World-class trainers from Europe, the United States and Nigeria, are being offered at a specially discounted price for all starter courses. LSPR Nigeria is a partner company to the London School of PR in the UK.
The school has been delivering world-class training in the UK and globally since 1993, recognised in academia and the PR industry as one of the finest training establishments.
The school was founded by Professor John Dalton, biologist, communications specialist and UK business leader.
“I and my team in London are delighted that this initiative has finally come to fruition. We believe the school will be very successful in Nigeria given the position of the country in terms of its GDP, economic growth and educated workforce.
“We already have a successful operation in Ghana and expect our Nigerian business will be equally fortunate”, Dalton commented.
LSPR Nigeria is headed by entrepreneur Charles Edosomwan, who has led advertising and digital marketing company Teksight Edge for the past 8 years using data and technology to drive brand engagement and customer acquisition.
He said: “I am excited to be leading LSPR in Nigeria and I am looking forward to delivering our first courses next month. We have a team of excellent trainers who are experienced in both the virtual and the traditional classroom environments.
“The PR Landscape in Nigeria suffers from competency and standard issues especially with regards to professionalism and barrier to entry. We have the support of local business leaders and academia to ensure that professionals and business people in Nigeria can have access to world class training.”

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10 Rescued As Soldiers Battle Bandits In Kaduna

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Bandits yesterday morning invaded Unguwar Musa Tudun Wada Kudansa in Maraban Rido, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
A resident of the community, who spoke to The Tide source morning, said the bandits were resisted by the security personnel who quickly intervened.
He said before their arrival, bandits had already captured 10 residents to be taken to their den.
He added that, as soon as soldiers arrived at the scene, they engaged the bandits in a fierce battle that lasted for three hours.
According to him, the kidnapped victims were rescued while several residents fled as the gun battle raged on.
The Village Head of the community, Joseph Sauri Garba, who confirmed the incident yesterday, said the gun duel between the bandits and the soldiers lasted three hours.
Kaduna Police Command Spokesperson, ASP Jalige Mohammed, did not respond to calls, and text messages sent to him

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Benue, UNICEF Partner To Provide 2,000 Boreholes To Eight LGAs

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Benue State Government in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has provided over two thousand boreholes to communities in eight local government areas of the state.
Outgoing UNICEF Chief Field Officer in Nigeria, Ibrahim Conteh, who disclosed this on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at the Benue Peoples House during a farewell visit to the Governor, said the feat was achieved in a period of four years.
Conteh stated that the intervention was to ensure that the most deprived communities have access to safe drinking water which he said could save the people, especially children and women from contracting water borne diseases.
The UNICEF Chief Field Officer who is moving to Afghanistan stated that the UN Agency has gone a step further to connect the boreholes to primary health care centres and primary schools in the communities and assured that they would also undertake rehabilitation of the boreholes.
According to Dr Conteh, UNICEF has also expended about one million dollars to provide temporary learning centres in IDPs across the state as well as partnered the ministry of education to ensure that children were enrolled in schools.
He commended Governor Samuel Ortom for always providing the needed counterpart funding to make the work of UNICEF easier as well as consistently feeding the IDPs to ensure that children living in the camps are not malnourished.
Governor Samuel Ortom expressed appreciation to UNICEF for assisting the state through various interventions and assured that apart from the counterpart funding, the government would ensure that facilities provided by the UN Agency are well managed.
The Governor lamented unequal treatment of IDPs in Benue State as compared to what happens in the North Eastern part of Nigeria, stressing that the development was against justice, fairness and equity.
Governor Ortom prayed God to grant the UNICEF Chief Field Officer success in his new assignment in Afghanistan where he is redeployed to help intervene in humanitarian crisis.
Local government areas where the boreholes are cited include Konshisha, Katsina Ala, Guma, Tarka, Buruku, Ogbadibo, Oju and Obi.

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