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NITDA Advises Citizens On The Use Of Public Internet Access  Services

By Aminat Isah, Abuja The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has called the attention of the general public on the need for caution in the use of Public Internet Access services. The Director General, Isah Pantami, in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday said while the Public internet Access (PIA) services are generally free and convenient for the ... Read More »

2019 polls: Buhari, Osinbajo move to consolidate in South-West

…Akpabio, Boroffice, others to ‘storm’ Ibadan Friday Supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo have launched a final push in the South-West beginning from Friday in their ongoing grassroots campaign to consolidate the ‘grip’ of the duo on the zone in the February 16 presidential election. Under the latest strategy, all pro-Buhari organisations are to be consolidated under ... Read More »

CBN Retains Interest Rate at 14%

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday resolved to leave the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR), otherwise known as interest rate at 14 per cent. It also retained the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) at 22.5 per cent and Liquidity Ratio at 30 per cent. Addressing journalists at the end of the two-day Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting in Abuja, the ... Read More »

Atiku promises completion of federal projects in Jigawa

BY DAHIRU  SULEIMAN, DUTSE. Former Vice President, and  presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has promised Jigawa populace of completion of abandoned federal projects initiated by last PDP government. Speaking while canvassing for votes  at a mammoth rally in Dutse on Monday, he listed the projects as Hadejia – Jemaare river valley erosion, rehabilitation of the ... Read More »

UBEC Holds 2-Day Workshop For Review Of Proposals On Development Of E-Learning Software For Basic Education Schools

UBEC HOLDS A 2-DAY WORKSHOP FOR THE REVIEW OF PROPOSALS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF E-LEARNING SOFTWARE FOR BASIC EDUCATION SCHOOLS UBEC in its bid to develop and integrate modern learning approaches into basic education delivery is organizing a 2-day workshop for the review of proposals on the development of e-learning software for use in UBE schools. The workshop coming on ... Read More »

South Africa’s Economy to Grow to 1.3% in 2019, Says World Bank

The World Bank has said that South Africa’s economic growth will accelerate to 1.3 per cent in 2019 from an estimated 0.9 per cent in 2018. The World Bank, in its latest report on Tuesday, cited the implementation of structural reforms announced in 2018 for the growth. The bank also projected South Africa’s economic growth at 1.7 per cent in ... Read More »

BREAKING: National Council Of State Approves N27,000 As New Minimum Wage, FG to pay N30,000

The National Council of State on Tuesday at its meeting in Abuja has approved N27,000 as the minimum wage for the country. A minimum wage bill is expected to be sent to the National Assembly on Wednesday following the approval. The Federal Government will however pay N30,000. According to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, the Federal ... Read More »

Buhari, Obasanjo meet at Council of State Meeting after 16-paged letter( See pictures)

Just a few days after his 16-pages letter sparked hot exchanges between him and the Presidency, former President Olusegun Obasanjo was at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa of Tuesday for the Council of State meeting. Obasanjo had on Sunday in his open letter titled “Point for Concern And Action” chided President Muhammadu Buhari and compared his administration with thta of ... Read More »

CJN Onnoghen Again Absent as Assets Declaration Trial Begins

Chief Justice of Nigera, Justice Walter Onneghen, was absent for the second time as proceedings commenced against him at the Code of Conduct Tribunal Abuja on Tuesday. When proceedings commenced at about 10.21am, Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN, 42 other senior advocates and 40 lawyers announced their appearance for the defendant. The federal government had filed a 6 count criminal charge bordering ... Read More »

Over 20 Senior Advocates, More than 100 Lawyers at CCT in Solidarity with Onnoghen

Over 20 Senior Advocates of Nigeria and more than 100 lawyers are already seating in court for the arraignment of the CJN., Walter Onnoghen. The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in a statement urged all lawyers to endeavour to be at the tribunal in show of solidarity as support both for Onnoghen and the judiciary. Leading the pack of Senior Advocates ... Read More »

Trial of IMN Leader, El-Zakzaky Resumes Today

File Photo; Ibrahim El-Zakzaky addresses reporters in Abuja in January 2018. A Kaduna State High court will today commence the trial of the embattled leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat. The IMN leader who is currently facing trial over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, and disruption of public peace, among other ... Read More »

Australian Open: Sensational Tsitsipas ‘Surprises Himself’ With Semi-Final Breakthrough

Greek sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas said he “surprised himself” with his fairytale Australian Open run after sweeping into the semi-finals on Tuesday. The 20-year-old Greek followed his stunning win over Roger Federer by accounting for Spain’s 22nd seed Roberto Bautista Agut, who in the first round had ended Andy Murray’s tournament and possibly his career. Tsitsipas had to contend with dropping ... Read More »

Ronaldo Faces Multi-Million Tax Fraud Fine In Madrid Court

FILES) In this file photo taken on December 26, 2018 Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo looks on from the substitutes’ bench prior to the Italian Serie A football Match Atalanta Bergamo vs Juventus at the Atleti Azzurri d’Italia stadium in Bergamo. Marco BERTORELLO / AFP Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Madrid on Tuesday for a court date in which he could ... Read More »

Oil Price Drops as China’s Economic Slowdown Threatens to Spread

Oil prices fell on Tuesday over signs that an economic slowdown in China, the world’s second-largest economy and oil consumer, was spreading, stoking concerns over future fuel demand. The gloomy economic news has pulled down financial markets across Asia, including crude oil futures. International Brent oil futures were at $62.26 per barrel at 0736 GMT, down 48 cents, or 0.8 ... Read More »

NASU Shuts down Ibadan Poly over Unpaid Salaries

The Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, on Tuesday embarked on a peaceful protest over unpaid salary arrears. The protest disrupted both academic and administrative activities on the institution’s campus as the entrance gates were locked. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who monitored the development, also reported that there was traffic snarl in front of the institution ... Read More »

Aircraft Carrying Cardiff’s New Signing Emiliano Sala Disappears

There is “genuine concern” Premier League footballer Emiliano Sala was on a flight which disappeared between France and Cardiff. It is feared the Argentine striker was one of two people on board the Piper Malibu, which disappeared off Alderney on Monday night. Cardiff City, which signed the 28-year-old from French club Nantes on Saturday, said it was “seeking clarification” as ... Read More »

Buhari Presidential Campaign Movement ‘We believe’ Sympathizes With Victims Of Collapsed Stand During Rally In Maiduguri

By Inusa Ndahi, Maiduguri WE BELEIVE, a movement mostly youth group in support of re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has condoled with the families of those who lost their lives on Monday after collapsing of a stand/podium during Presidential Campaign Rally at Ramat Square in Maiduguri, Borno state capital. This ... Read More »

2019 Polls: Be impartial in your role, CSOs urge new IGP, Adamu

A Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), on Monday, called on the new Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to be impartial and ensure professionalism in the forthcoming general elections. Speaking on behalf of the group, Mr Auwal Rafsanjani, Executive Director, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), said non-partisanship  of the police cannot be over-emphasised  during the poll because the ... Read More »

IMF Lowers Nigeria’s 2019 Growth Forecast to 2%

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) projection for this year to 2 per cent. It had previously predicted 2.3 per cent. This was contained in IMF’s World Economic Outlook (WEO) update titled, “A Weakening Global Expansion,” just released. IMF attributed its decision to lower Nigeria’s growth projection by 0.3 percentage point to softening crude ... Read More »

Jaiz Bank to Relax KYC Requirements to Boost Financial Inclusion

The Managing Director/Chief Executive, Jaiz Bank Plc, Mr. Hassan Usman, has reiterated the bank’s commitment to facilitating financial inclusion to a large segment of the society who are currently excluded from its financial services. To this end, he noted that the targeted group or those who don’t have access to financial services would be allowed to open account without meeting ... Read More »