NIPOST moves to unbundle itself from dual role
The Nigerian Postal Service, NIPOST, has revealed plans to Propose a reform bill that would unbundle it from performing the dual role of an operator and regulator.The Minister of Communication and digital economy, Isa Ali Pantami who disclosed this at the the celebration of the World Post Day in Abuja, said as part of the ongoing reforms in NIPOST, three companies have been established. They include; NIPOST Transport and logistics company, NIPOST property Company and NIPOST micro finance Bank.He said, “Based on global best practice, operators should be independent from regulator but in NIPOST ...
Congress OKs Nassar-inspired reform bill to protect athletes from assault
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House approved bipartisan legislation Thursday intended to guard Olympic and amateur athletes from abuse — a measure spurred by an 18-month Senate probe into the case of disgraced Michigan State University sports doctor Larry Nassar.The Senate unanimously passed the package in early August, so the bill next heads to President Donald Trump’s desk for his signature.Lawmakers said the bill would bolster legal liability and accountability for Olympic officials and amateur athletic organizations for misconduct, including sexual abuse by coaches and other employees.Olympic offi...
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Family of Vanessa Guillen goes to Congress for introduction of reform bill
AUSTIN, Texas — For the family of slain Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen, this month should have been a joyful milestone as they celebrated her 21st birthday back home in Houston.Instead, the grieving family joined lawmakers on Capitol Hill Wednesday to campaign for legislation many supporters say could have saved the young soldier’s life.Lawmakers for months worked to bring forward the I Am Vanessa Guillen Act, previously known as the #IAmVanessaGuillen bill, that seeks to set up third-party groups to investigate and prosecute those accused of sexual misconduct within the military.The measur...