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NEXIM Bank, NDIC determined  to support exporters

NEXIM Bank, NDIC determined to support exporters

By Haruna Salami The Managing Director of Nigeria Export Import Bank (NEXIM), Abba Bello has observed that the major problem of exporters is the paucity  of funds, adding that banks are usually reluctant to finance export transactions particularly at the pre-shipment stage because of the higher risk of default involved He made the assertion while speaking with journalists after an ... Read More »

NCC Rallies North-Eastern States on ICT Investment, Innovation

NCC Rallies North-Eastern States on ICT Investment, Innovation

  Chidi Diugwu, Deputy Director, New Media and Information Security, NCC delivering the EVC’s address at the forum. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has taken discussion on the need for states to encourage Information and Communication Technology (ICT) investment drive, digital innovation and local content development in the digital ecosystem in the North-Eastern geo-political zone of Nigeria. This was the ... Read More »

OSOPADEC Boss Under Pressure To Employ Politicians’ Families As 5,000 Jobseekers Write Test

OSOPADEC Boss Under Pressure To Employ Politicians’ Families As 5,000 Jobseekers Write Test

*Commission’s chairman can’t be bought As over 5,000 persons applied for different positions at the Ondo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, the commission’s boss, Gbenga Edema, is said to be under tremendous pressure by some politicians in the state to favour their candidates, Sahara Reporters can authoritatively report. Edema denied being under pressure. But sources told SaharaReporters that many ... Read More »

Digital Economy Depends on a Safe Cyber Space – DG NITDA

Digital Economy Depends on a Safe Cyber Space – DG NITDA

  Dr Usman Gambo Abdullahi* The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, CCIE has disclosed that growth and potentials of digital economy depends on the trust in the internet and cyber space. Abdullahi made this disclosure today in Abuja while delivering his opening remarks at the Information Assurance Workshop, a two day event put together ... Read More »

NYSC DG Tasks Stakeholders On Corps Members Welfare

NYSC DG Tasks Stakeholders On Corps Members Welfare

Stakeholders have been urged to provide every necessary incentive that would boost the efficiency of Corps Members in their places of primary assignments. NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim stated this in his keynote address at the meeting of NYSC Management with representatives of State Governments held in Abuja. He however commended some State and Local Government Councils for prompt ... Read More »

Arewa Youth Forum Commends Fowler on FIRS Achievements

Arewa Youth Forum Commends Fowler on FIRS Achievements

The Arewa Youth Forum (AYF) has commended the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Tunde Fowler for what they called “unprecedented record in the history of tax administration in FIRS and in Nigeria”. Members of the National Executive Council of the group, which paid a courtesy visit to FIRS headquarters today, Monday said the that expansion of ... Read More »

FIRS says nothing critical to operations affected by fire at Abuja store

FIRS says nothing critical to operations affected by fire at Abuja store

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on Monday afternoon allayed concern over the fire that gutted it’s store in Abuja on Saturday evening. The agency said nothing critical to it’s operation was consumed in the inferno. In a press release, titled FIRE INCIDENT AT OLD FIRS STORE, the FIRS said: “1. There was a fire incident at the store, by ... Read More »

MoDiTECH 2019: Danbatta Restates Commitment to Spur Digital Economy

MoDiTECH 2019: Danbatta Restates Commitment to Spur Digital Economy

Bako Wakil, Director, Technical Standards and Network Integrity, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) making a remarks at the event.* The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Garba Danbatta has re-echoed the commitment of the Commission to unleash more connectivity in digital economy to drive the frontiers of the industrial growth in Nigeria. Danbatta stated this during ... Read More »

NNPC Signs MoU With Russian Oil Giant, Lukeoil

NNPC Signs MoU With Russian Oil Giant, Lukeoil

  Minister of State for Petroleum,  Chief Timipre Sylva (3rd left); GMD NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari ( 2nd left); Group CEO Oando PLC AdewaleTinubu ( 1st right)and others in Russia. Nigeria and Russia Thursday in Sochi, Russia, signed an important Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which will enable both countries’ oil giants, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Russia’s Lukeoil to elevate ... Read More »

We will Not Compromise in Discharging Official Responsibilities-  Pantami

We will Not Compromise in Discharging Official Responsibilities- Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has stated that as a public officer who is accountable to the people, protecting the interest of Nigerians comes first to him in discharging the official responsibilities that comes with the office, stressing that leaving everlasting legacy that would stand the trial of time tops his priority. He made ... Read More »

NCC Charges Microsoft to Deepen Presence in Nigeria with Data Centre Infrastructures

NCC Charges Microsoft to Deepen Presence in Nigeria with Data Centre Infrastructures

L-R: Damola Solanke, Director, Public Sector; Ubale Maska, Executive Commissioner, Technical Services, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Haru Alhassan, Director, New Media and Information Security, NCC, during the courtesy visit. To contribute to the digital infrastructure drive in the country, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has charged Microsoft Nigeria aside building manpower and driving innovation, to deepen its presence by ... Read More »

Corruption: Zulum orders immediate transfer of all Borno Pension Board staff

Corruption: Zulum orders immediate transfer of all Borno Pension Board staff

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Borno state governor, Prof. Bababgana Umara Zulum has directed the Secretary to the State Goverment Alh. Usman Jidda Shuwa and the Head of Service, Hassan Bulama to immediately transfer all the staff of the Pension Board and salaries from top to bottom as result of anomalies found during the recent payment of gratuities to retired civil ... Read More »

Ministry of Communication gets new name as Buhari approves  Pantami’s request

Ministry of Communication gets new name as Buhari approves Pantami’s request

The Ministry of Communication is now to be known as Federal Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy, following the approval of a new name by President Muhammadu Buhari, as announced after Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC), meeting in Abuja. The change in name is said to have been requested by the Minister, Dr Isa Ali Pantami, to reflect the new ... Read More »

Nigerian Legion hails corps members on selfless service

Nigerian Legion hails corps members on selfless service

The National Chairman, Nigerian Legion, Brigadier General AJ Akpa (Rtd) has commended Corps Members for their impact in the education, health, agriculture and other sectors of the economy which spread across the country. He also applauded the Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim for his efforts towards repositioning the NYSC Scheme. Akpa spoke on Wednesday during a courtesy visit to NYSC ... Read More »

Breaking: PSC appoints six DIGs, promotes 14 CPs to AIGs, 230 SPs to CSPs

Breaking: PSC appoints six DIGs, promotes 14 CPs to AIGs, 230 SPs to CSPs

  The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the appointment of six Deputy Inspectors General of Police (DIG). Two of them are to proceed on pre-retirement leave. According to a statement by the Head, Press and Public Relations, of the Commission, Ikechukwu Ani in Abuja, the remaining four are to replace the four retired DIGs and also form part of ... Read More »

Nigerian Government Earmarks $1.61bn For 24-hour Power Supply -TCN

Nigerian Government Earmarks $1.61bn For 24-hour Power Supply -TCN

The Managing Director, Transmission Company of Nigeria, Alhaji Usman Gur, has said the government in collaboration with international donor agencies has set aside over $1.61bn to ensure constant power supply in the country. Gur, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of the TCN, revealed this yesterday in Kano State while briefing journalists at the Kumbotso power sub-station, according to ... Read More »

SERAP asks anti-graft agencies to probe Senate, MDAs over ‘employment slots scandal’

SERAP asks anti-graft agencies to probe Senate, MDAs over ‘employment slots scandal’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has asked the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to: “jointly carry out a prompt, thorough, transparent and effective investigation into allegations that principal officers and members of the Nigerian Senate are using their official positions to get job slots from government agencies.” SERAP ... Read More »

Recruitment: Police bows to pressure, dismisses previous list

Recruitment: Police bows to pressure, dismisses previous list

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has disowned a final list of successful constables it released on Sunday. This is just as the Police Service Commission (PSC) kicked against the list solely released by the police.  A statement by DCP Frank Mba, who is the Force Public Relations Officer, on Saturday said “the final list of successful candidates will be released only ... Read More »

FG threatens to relocate projects where state governments create impediments

FG threatens to relocate projects where state governments create impediments

“The idea of chasing away contractors on site or making undue demands from them by local communities or the deliberate actions of State governments to frustrate the allocation of lands for federal projects is an antithesis of the people’s welfare,” the President warned.   PRESS STATEMENT PRESIDENCY DECRIES IMPEDIMENTS TO FEDERAL PROJECTS, ASKS STATES TO RESOLVE LAND ISSUES The presidency ... Read More »

BOI Pledges N1bn To Revive Bauchi Industrial Sector

BOI Pledges N1bn To Revive Bauchi Industrial Sector

The Bank of Industry (BOI) has made a commitment of One billion Naira to assist Governor Bala Mohammed revive the Industrial Sector in Bachi State. Managing Director/CEO of Bank of Industry Mr Olukayode Pitan made the pledge recently when he played host to Governor Mohammed the Bank’s HQ in Abuja. Responding, the Governor promised to match the grant. In addition ... Read More »