President Tinubu appoints Olatunji Bello as CEO of FCCPC

By Favour Nnabugwu

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appointed Olatunji Bello as the chief executive officer (CEO) and executive vice-chairman (EVC) of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC).

In a statement released by special adviser to the president, media and publicity, Ajuri Ngelale.

Tinubu appointed Bello pending confirmation by the senate.

Ngelale said Bello is a lawyer, administrator, and renowned journalist.

“He is the former secretary to the Lagos State Government and holds a Master’s degree in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos. He studied Law at the same university and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2002,” Ngelale said.

Mr. Bello began his career in journalism at the Concord Newspapers in 1985 and held the positions of Group Political Editor; Sunday Concord Editor, and Editor, National Concord.

“He is a winner of the US Alfred Friendly Press Fellowship and was appointed the Chairman, Editorial Board of THISDAY Newspapers in 2001.

“He also served as Commissioner for Environment under various administrations in Lagos State.”

Ngelale said Tinubu expects Bello will ensure the holistic realisation of FCCPC’s mandate of protecting and promoting the interest and welfare of Nigerian consumers and ensuring the adoption of measures to guarantee the safety and quality of goods and services.

His appointment comes six months after Tinubu removed Babatunde Irukera as the CEO and EVC.

Delta State Governor Oborevwori presents staff of office to king of Agbarha-Warri kingdom

By Favour Nnabugwu
Delta State Governor, Sheriff Oborevwori has presented  staff office to His Royal Majesty (HRM), Kingsley Emakpo Orereh, Igbi 11, the Ovie of Agbarha-Warri Kingdom, Warri south local government area.
Oborevwori claimed that his administration enjoys robust relationship with the traditional institution.
The governor was represented by the  deputy  governor, Sir Monday Onyeme, at the colourful event  graced by some other traditional rulers and political leaders in the state.
His words : “We are here to witness and be part of the joy of the good people of Agbara Warri Kingdom on this momentous occasion of the presentation of Staff of Office to His Royal Majesty, Kingsley Emakpor Orereh, Igbi II, the Ovie of Agbara Warri kingdom.
“This administration holds the traditional institution in high esteem owing to the important role it plays in governance, especially at the grassroot.
“My administration will continue to cultivate and nurture the existing partnership with the traditional institution as it makes conscious efforts to achieve its development goals through the MORE agenda.
“The event of today is the high point of activities lined up for the installation of His Royal Majesty to the throne of his fore fathers.
“I commend the people of Agbara Warri for their ability to organize themselves in a most harmonious manner, which has resulted to the palpable joy and excitement that we are all witnessing today.
“I sincerely hope that the love, understanding, unity and sense of purpose that manifest themselves today, will become a permanent feature of all the activities of the people of Agbara Warri Kingdom.
“Your Royal Majesty, as the prescribed authority in this kingdom, I urge you to uphold all the cherished cultural values and mores of your people.
“You should also endeavour to be fair to your people through regular consultations and be even handed in all the matters that affect both them and the kingdom.
“I am hopeful that your ascension to the throne of your forebears will make a remarkable impact on the peace and harmonious co-existence of all inhabitants of Agbara Warri kingdom.
“The people of Agbara Warri kingdom has a long history of good neighbourliness, peace and love both among themselves and other inhabitants.
“Government, therefore, has every good reason to look forward to an enduring atmosphere of calmness and the attendant sustainable development in this kingdom,”
Nimet intensifies implementation of quality management standard, QMS


Staff of Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) at the internal auditors training organized for the agency by the Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON), preparatory to migration to the current International Standard ISO 21001:2018 for Educational Organization Management System.


By Favour Nnabugwu 



The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) is intensifying implementation of quality management standards (QMS) across departments in the agency.

This followed the approval by the DG/CEO of the agency, Prof. Charles Anosike, for the training of additional personnel as internal auditors by the Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON), preparatory to migration to the current International Standard ISO 21001:2018 for Educational Organization Management System.

Speaking at the ISO 29990:2010 standard internal audit of processes at NiMet’s Regional Training Centre (RTC) in Oshodi, Lagos, the Head, Quality Management System (QMS), at NiMet, Usman Abdulrahman said; “NiMet Management under the leadership of Professor Charles Anosike has prioritized staff capacity development and is putting in place processes to improve the services provided by NiMet”.

Continuing, Mr Abdulrahman said; “Internal audit of NiMet’s RTC Oshodi which took place from the 20th – 21st June 2024, against the ISO 29990:2010 standard ensures that the design, development, and delivery of the learning experience we provide at RTC meet the ISO requirements and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) standards.

The internal audit of processes at the RTC also provides a transparent analysis of our programs; Basic Meteorological Observation Course (BMOC), Basic Instruction Package for Meteorological Technicians (BIP – MT), Basic Meteorological Package for Meteorologists (BIP – M) and other specialized training courses in Meteorology and Agro – meteorology”.

“The ISO 29990 standard is implemented at the RTC Oshodi to provide a unified standard for learning service provision and life-long learning experience for interested parties in meteorological services of Nigeria, Western Africa, Africa and large centers around the World”, Mr Abdulrahman concluded.