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us navy honours a Nigerian, lt. victor agunbiade for his integrity

The United States Navy has commended a Nigerian man identified as Lieutenant Victor Agunbiade for managing it’s largest overseas cash disbursement office well.

Lieutenant Agunbiade was awarded the Navy and Marin Corp Development Medal for his exemplary accountability.

According to the US Navy, Agunbiade effectively managed its largest cash disbursing office handling 45 million dollars which is approximately N17 billion.

The money accounted for approximately 70% of its overseas disbursing volume.

US Navy honours Nigerian man, Lt Victor Agunbiade for accountability


According to the award citation, Agunbiade earned the honor while serving as cash disbursing Officer at the navy’s Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, between October, 2019 to July this year. 

“Additionally, he managed 100 per cent accountability of 23 million dollars (N8.7 billion) across six rigorous inspections and independent audits with zero discrepancies.

By his unswerving determination, wise judgment and complete dedication to duty, Agunbiade reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States naval service” the citation read

Agunbiade enlisted in the US Navy as a storekeeper in 2008 and was commissioner as a supply corps officer in 2013. He has always displayed a high level of professionalism while discharging his duties. 

In 2018, Agunbiade was named the Navy’s 2018 Officer Recruiter of the Year, alongside 17 others and honored at the annual Recruiter of the Year ceremony in Washington D.C.

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“Until the lion tells his side of the story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.” ~ Chinua Achebe.

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Nigerian senate confirms dongban-mensem as appeal court president

Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem has been confirmed as the President of the Court of Appeal by the Nigerian senate. 

Her confirmation is coming days after some Nigerians accused President Buhari of delaying her confirmation for ethnoreligious reasons, despite the recommendation of the National Judicial Council. President Buhari however defended himself by saying that security agencies were yet to conclude their background checks on her. 

Before being confirmed on Thursday June 11, Gabriel Suswam (PDP, Benue) who was a member of the committee that screened Ms Dongban-Mensem said “she is very experienced and qualified for the job and there is is no argument as to her qualifications.”

James Jiya John Kolo was also confirmed as a commissioner of the Federal Character Commission to represent Nasarawa State.

Nollywood heavy weights, uche jumbo, ruth kadiri and others kicks as nbc moves to removes exclusive right to contents

Some Nollywood heavyweights have reacted to the recently released National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) 6th Broadcast Code which takes away their exclusive right to the content they created. 

The new code makes exclusivity illegal, compels content sub-licensing and aims to regulate the prices at which content is sub-licensed whether or not they recoup their investment. However some investors and content streaming service providers which include Netflix, Amazon, iROKOtv and Africa Magic see it as a huge threat to their investment as it erodes the possibility of reaping dividends on their investments.

Jason Njoku, Mary Njoku, Uche Jombo, Ruth Kadiri and others react as NBC moves to remove exclusive right to contents

An industry source told Vanguard; 

“These sections prohibit broadcasters from entering into rights acquisition agreements that do not allow the sub-licensing of such rights in Nigeria. The implication is that any such agreement entered into is void.”

Another insider who reacted to the new NBC code said sub-licensing will inhibit investments, especially by foreigners in the content creation and broadcasting industry.

 

He said; 

“I wasn’t surprised to learn that Netflix and Amazon are fretting. They should fret because they have invested heavily in the acquisition of Nigerian content.

“They are yet to recoup their investments, but you’re saying they must sell to competitors. Do you think other investors will be encouraged to come and invest? No.

“AfricaMagic has spent tonnes of money buying and creating local content. They are right to panic. So is Irokotv.”

A former content producer told the publication that NBC is seeking to turn private enterprise into state property and be the one to determine the scale of dividends an investor should reap on his investment.

 

Also reacting to this in an Instalive conversation, Ruth Kadiri stated that this will have an adverse effect on actors as many will be forced out of jobs and might be underpaid.

Mary Remmy Njoku, the Director General of ROK Studios stated that though the NBC claimed it is trying to protect local broadcasters, the new policy takes away their negotiating power as the agency seeks to be one to negotiate how much they will sell their content even if they are losing money. 

Uche Jombo on her own part accused the agency of trying to make things harder for them even though they’ve not created the enabling environment for the entertainment industry to thrive. She also expressed fear of the new policy hindering growth of the Nigerian movie industry.