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Delta NUJ honours Okowa, Chike Ogeah

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Delta State governor, Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa, and former Commissioner for Information, Chike Ogeah Esq, will be honoured with special awards by the Delta State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) as part of activities marking the Press Week of the NUJ in Asaba.
Okowa will be given an Award of Excellence in Wealth Creation through Agriculture while Ogeah will also receive an Award of Excellence in Capacity Building and Media Management for his sterling relationship with the media during his time as information commissioner.
Ogeah who was information commissioner in Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan’s second term as governor facilitated the training of over 32 journalists practicing in the state, including non-indigenes, in Reuters Institute in London, generally seen as the Harvard of journalism, over a two-year period,.
State chairman of the council, Comrade Michael Ikeogwu, revealed this while unveiling the activities of the week-long ceremony. According to him, the award which holds during a December 12 gala night will be preceded by a public lecture to be delivered by human rights activist, anti-corruption crusader and founder of Women Arise, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin.
She will speak on “The Role of the Press in Managing the Lessons of Recession for a Wealthier Delta State” with Ogeah as chairman.
Ikeogwu said Governor Okowa who is special guest of honour will declare the lecture open. Activities for the Press Week also included a novelty football match between the NUJ and members of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) as well as visit to sick members of the NUJ.
The activities will be rounded off with the gala night and awards where the national president of the NUJ, Comrade Waheed Odusile, is the chief host alongside Mr. Patrick Ukah, the state Commissioner of Information.
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P+ Measurement extends partnership with Global Communications Agency

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Phillips Odiakose

Media monitoring and evaluation agency, P+ Measurement Services has announced an extension of its media monitoring and evaluation partnership with global communications firm, Burness Communications for 2019. The extension will enable P+ to continue providing print, online, TV and radio monitoring and evaluation services to Burness in the Ghana market.

In a bid to continue the successful rollout of the partnership signed in 2017, P+ will continue to handle Burness Communications client public relations monitoring and evaluation activity while supporting their organizations objectives. Burness Communications specializes in advocacy campaigns, media relations, public policy engagement and event planning and P+ will help the brand maximize its communications objectives by providing real-time, high-quality media monitoring and evaluation services.

Speaking about the partnership extension, Lead Consultant P+ measurement services Nigeria, Philip Odiakose said.  “We are delighted to extend what has been an excellent partnership with Burness Communications to improve the availability of reliable, cost-effective media monitoring services across Africa. The media monitoring and evaluation market is a growing market and with the right frameworks and experts in place we believe we are on the right path to redefining the market with quantitative and qualitative analysis that adds value to marketing communications.“

“As we said at the start of this partnership, it remains true that the media monitoring and analytics market offers huge potentials to stakeholders. With the right partners providing support in the areas of media planning, analytics and reporting we believe we can help our clients make a difference in their business”. He continued.

Nigeria’s fast-growing media intelligence agency P+ Measurement Services continues to spur a PR measurement and evaluation literacy campaign for brands and government agencies in a bid to standardize a procedure that enables stakeholders to understand that implementing the right measurement and evaluation program will help companies get a clearer understanding of consumer habits and sentiment toward brand products and services.

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FMBN disburses N114.5m home renovation loan to 139 beneficiaries in Yobe

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The Coordinator, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, in Yobe, Abdu Goni, has said the bank has disbursed N114,500,000.00 as home renovation loan to 139 staff of Federal Medical Centre, Nguru.

The coordinator disclosed this yesterday while presenting cheques to the beneficiaries in Damaturu.

He said the loan, which is under the bank’s Home Renovation Loan scheme, followed a Memorandum of Understanding MoU)  signed with their employers.

Goni explained that the loan has six percent interest rate and is repayable in five years.

“Already federal government employees in 35 states of the federation and the FCT have benefited with exception of Yobe state.

“Contributors can borrow from one naira up to N1 million to renovate their homes. We solicit Yobe state government’s cooperation and understanding toward assisting and encouraging the employees who are contributing to the NHF scheme to also benefit from this window,” he appealed.

He commended the administration of governor Gaidam for according priority to welfare of its workers in terms of prompt payment of salary and gratuity and allocation of houses on owner-occupier basis.

Earlier, the special guest of honour, Governor Ibrahim Gaidam, who was represented by Permanent Secretary, Establishment, Bukar Dapchi said the government would look into the issues raised with a view to assisting its workers benefit from the loan.

Source: DailyTrust

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PDP alleges plots to arrest Atiku, Obi, Saraki, Dogara

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PEOPLE’S Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman Prince Uche Secondus has raised the alarm, alleging plots by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to arrest some key leaders of the opposition party on trump up charges.

Secondus listed the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar; his running mate, Peter Obi; Senate President Bukola Saraki and House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara and the party’s other leaders as some of those marked for arrest.

But, the Presidency denied the reports claiming that the Buhari-led government ordered raid on the home of PDP presidential candidate’s son and the alleged blockage of the Obi’s bank accounts and his family.

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the reports are manifestation of the PDP’s growing expertise in fake news.

He called on the public to disregard the reports.

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