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Nigerian Government appoints Dr. Gambo As Registrar For Meteorological Institute

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By Goodluck Ikiebe.

The Nigerian Government has appointed Dr. Bishir Gambo as the Registrar of the Meteorological Institute of Science and Technology, Katsina.

A statement signed by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency ( NiMet) General Manager, Mr. Muntari Yusuf Ibrahim, said that the appointment, which is for a four year term in the first instance was conveyed in a letter signed by the Director of Human Resources, S.D. Mohammad, on behalf of the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika’’

According to the statement ‘’Dr. Gambo holds a Doctorate Degree in Environmental Science with a specialty in Land Degradation/Desertification from the University of Botswana.

He is a member of World Overview on Conservation Approaches and Technology (WOCAT), a global network on Sustainable Land Management (SLM) that promotes the documentation, sharing, and use of knowledge to support adaptation, innovation and decision-making in SLM.

‘’He is also a member of the National Association of Environmental Professionals Seattle, W A. with several publications to his credit including;

Impact and Control of Desertification in the Frontline States of Nigeria: A Case Study of Katsina State.

An Assessment of Community Participation in Agroforestry: A Case Study of Batagarawa Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Impact of Desertification on Livelihoods in Katsina State, Nigeria amongst others’’

‘’Dr. Gambo has worked in various capacities both in the private and public sectors. These include General Manager, Katsina State Transport Authority (KSTA); Special Adviser to the Katsina state Governor on Labour and Productivity, and part-time lecturer at the Al Qalam University in Katsina state. He had also served as Commissioner, Ministry of Rural Social Development, Youth & Sports, Katsina State.

Until his appointment, Dr. Bishir Gambo was the Senior Special Assistant on Environment to the Deputy Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

It is believed that Dr. Gambo will bring to bear his wealth of knowledge and the experience garnered over the years to the institute’’


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Oregon dog’s 12-inch ears earn Guinness World Record

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Lou, a 3-year-old canine belonging to Paige Olsen, officially has the longest ears on a dog (living).
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An Oregon woman’s black and tan coonhound earned a Guinness World Record when each of her ears was measured at 12.38 inches long.

Guinness said Lou, a 3-year-old canine belonging to Paige Olsen, officially has the longest ears on a dog (living).

Olsen said she always knew Lou’s ears were “extravagantly long,” but she only decided to measure them while sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“All black and tan coonhounds have beautiful long ears, some are just longer than others,” Olsen, a veterinary technician, told Guinness.

Olsen said Lou’s especially long ears have not led to any medical complications for the canine.

“Of course everyone wants to touch the ears, they’re very easy to fall in love with with just one sighting,” she said.

Olsen said Lou is also a competitor at dog shows and has earned titles from the American Kennel Club and Rally Obedience.

Source: (UPI)


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Breaking: Ganduje appoints new Emir of Gaya

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Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has in the early hours of Sunday appointed Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim-Gaya as the new emir of Gaya.

Ibrahim-Gaya succeeded his late father, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir who died at the age of 91 years after protracted illness.

The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji announced the appointment on behalf of the Governor.

More to come…


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Tanks head for Kosovo-Serb border as Balkans tensions grow

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A Kosovo security unit trooper guards the border with Serbia as the Balkan nations trade accusations.
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Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti has accused neighbouring Serbia of “provoking a serious international conflict”, with tensions between the two countries at their highest for years.

In the latest flashpoint, two interior ministry offices in northern Kosovo were on Saturday attacked near border crossings blocked by local Serbs angered by a ban on cars with Serbian licence plates entering the country.

The car registration office in the town of Zubin Potok was set ablaze, and two hand grenades were thrown at the civil registration office in the nearby town of Zvecan, though they did not go off, police said.

There was no mention of any casualties.

Serbs from Kosovo’s north have blocked two main roads near the border since the government ban went into force on Monday.

Drivers from Serbia must now use temporary printed registration details that are valid for 60 days.

The Kosovo government says its move mirrors measures in force in Serbia against drivers from Kosovo since 2008, when Kosovo declared independence from their neighbour.

Serb fighter planes flew close to the border crossing of Jarinje where protesters cheered them. A day before, three helicopters also flew in the vicinity.

Media in Belgrade reported that tanks and other military equipment were heading towards the border, but the Serb army did not give any details.

NATO’s mission in Kosovo, where peacekeepers maintain a fragile peace, called for restraint.

Source: (NewDaily)


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