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Today's Headlines: I’m Hot Tempered, Says Zulum; Buhari will award contracts till May 28 midnight

I’m hot tempered, says Zulum

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Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State has said though he is hot tempered, he doesn’t go to bed with anybody in mind.

The governor said this while forgiveness of members of his executive council during the valedictory session in Maiduguri, on Thursday.

Yes, many of you will say that I’m somebody who is hot tempered, that’s my nature, but again, I don’t go to bed keeping somebody in my mind, he said.

Zulum said he has never had it so challenging while serving in 2019, 2020 and 2021 under a very fragile environment, battling with Boko Haram insurgency.

Buhari will award contracts till May 28 midnight

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Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing, on Thursday, said outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari administration will award projects till the last day of his tenure.

President Buhari’s eight-year tenure ends on May 29, 2023.

While speaking at the official flag-off of the construction and dualisation of the Akure/Ado road linking Ondo and Ekiti states, held in Akure, the Ondo state capital, Fashola lambasted those criticising Buhari for awarding contracts towards the end of his administration.

He described as juvenile talks those attacking the outgoing government for awarding roads, electricity, and hospital projects, despite few days to go.

NCC asks telecom operators to provide services that prioritise needs of PWDs, elderly

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has called for the development of technological features that can aid easy access to telecommunications services for people living with disabilities and the elderly.

Umar Danbatta, the executive vice-chairman of NCC, spoke at the telecom consumer parliament organised by the commission, in Lagos.

Speaking on the theme consumer protection of persons living with disability and the elderly, Danbatta said there was a need to prioritise providing solutions for all persons with or without disabilities.

The vice-chairman said ensuring easy access to services by the public was a core value for the commission, adding that PWDs and senior citizens are significantly not duly served.

Dare bags NOC’s outstanding minister award

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Sunday Dare, minister of sports and youth development, on Thursday, received an award for his contributions to sports development in Nigeria and the Olympic movement.

The outstanding youth and sports minister award was presented to Dare by the executive board of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) led by Habu Gumel, its president, in Abuja.

At the occasion, Gumel highlighted what he described as Dare’s numerous and outstanding achievements that include the emergence of the National Sports Industry Policy (NSIP), Adopt initiative, revamping of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), payment of monthly stipends to the families of departed sports icons as well as providing financial support to ailing former and active athletes.

Another remarkable legacy was the delivery of the Headquarters and Secretariat of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) by the Federal Government, which was commissioned by the President of the International Olympic Committee, Dr. Thomas Bach, the NOC president said.

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