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Discourse : Assessing The Impact Ff COVID-19 On The Nigerian Digital Economy And Post Pandemic Strategies – By Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), PhD

Discourse : Assessing The Impact Ff COVID-19 On The Nigerian Digital Economy And Post Pandemic Strategies – By Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), PhD

“…following my meeting with the Executive Governors, they had resolved to adopt the 2013 resolutions reached by the National Economic Council (NEC) which agreed on a maximum Right of Way charge of N145.00 per linear meter of fibre.” ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE NIGERIAN DIGITAL ECONOMY AND POST PANDEMIC STRATEGIES BEING A KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY ISA ALI IBRAHIM ... Read More »

Abike Dabiri : Season of falsehood, smear campaigns and ridiculous tactics – By Uwa Suleiman

Abike Dabiri : Season of falsehood, smear campaigns and ridiculous tactics – By Uwa Suleiman

The tendency for misplaced aggression especially when there is a dearth of intellect and decorum can be tragic. One of my favourite quotes of all time, by Hilary Clinton effectively captures the topic of discourse: When they begin to attack you personally, then you know they have no single intellectual or political argument left. Dabiri- Erewa* The trending attack on ... Read More »

Why President Signs Executive Orders – Malami

Why President Signs Executive Orders – Malami

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has said that Presidential Executive Orders are aimed at complementing existing legislations and ensuring inter-agency coordination in the process of implementation. Speaking on Thursday at the Radio Nigeria programme “Politics Nationwide”, Malami pointed out that Executive Orders are for ensuring constitutional compliance, complementing existing legislations, ensuring and enhancing operation, enforcement ... Read More »

SEC’s cleaning exercise leads to cancellation of 84 inactive market operators

SEC’s cleaning exercise leads to cancellation of 84 inactive market operators

The cleaning up exercise of the records of registered market operators, embarked upon by the Security and Exchange Commission, SEC, under the present leadership of its acting Director-General, Ms Mary Uduk, has led to the cancellation of registration of eighty four (84) inactive operators as well as giving 94 others a pre-notice of cancellation of their registration. Similarly, the SEC ... Read More »

NCC suspends Spectrum Trading Guidelines 2018

NCC suspends Spectrum Trading Guidelines 2018

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has suspended the Spectrum Trading Guidelines 2018 for the Nigerian telecommunications industry. NCC Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Henry Nkemadu, who announced the decision in a statement added that the Board of Commissioners of the Commission rose from its meeting recently with this position and is informing all licensed telecommunications operators, prospective investors, industry stakeholders ... Read More »

FG Set To Roll Out Guidelines For School Reopening-SGF

FG Set To Roll Out Guidelines For School Reopening-SGF

The federal government says it will soon roll out guidelines for the reopening of schools across the country. Boss Mustapha, chairman of the presidential task force on COVID-19, disclosed this during a briefing in Abuja on Wednesday. “​Today, 27th May, 2020 is also Children’s Day worldwide and this brings to mind the need to build a legacy that would guarantee ... Read More »

COVID-19: Presidential Aide Calls for More Investments in Equitable, Inclusive Education

COVID-19: Presidential Aide Calls for More Investments in Equitable, Inclusive Education

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adeulire, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, SSAP-SDGs has appealed to all stakeholders to increase investments in inclusive education, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The presidential aide who said this in a statement she issued to mark the May 27, 2020 Children’s Day, noted that the ... Read More »

Water Minister to unveil 2020 annual flood outlook, new flood mobile app on Thursday

Water Minister to unveil 2020 annual flood outlook, new flood mobile app on Thursday

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman H. Adamu, will on Thursday, 28th May, 2020 in Abuja officially unveil to the general public the year 2020 Annual Flood Outlook (AFO) and new Flood Mobile APP. A statement by the ministry’s Director of Press, Mrs. Kenechukwu Offie, on Wednesday, said the Annual Flood Outlook (AFO) is a ... Read More »

Brent crude surges pass $36, as major oil producers stick to their pledge on oil output cut

Brent crude surges pass $36, as major oil producers stick to their pledge on oil output cut

Brent crude gained on Tuesday’s London trading session, upon clear signs that major oil producers are sticking to commitments to reduce crude supply, even as more automobiles get back on the road following the lifting of COVID-19 lockdowns around the world. Brent crude futures gained about 0.7%, to trade at $36.25, 6.50 am Nigerian time adding to a 1.1% gain ... Read More »

Ikun Dairy Farm begins Operation in Ekiti

Ikun Dairy Farm begins Operation in Ekiti

Ikun Dairy Farm, a joint venture company in partnership with Promasidor, is now operational for livestock and milk production with the first 100 cows in place, and with a plan to add 300 more once lockdown eases. Within the next 18-24 months, 10,000 litres of milk will be produced from the factory. This development is a result of the pact ... Read More »

NNPC explains parameters for employment, career progression in corporation

NNPC explains parameters for employment, career progression in corporation

The Nigerian National Corporation (NNPC) has explained the parametres for employment as well as career progression in the corporation, using the recently concluded Graduate Trainee employment process as well as top Management promotion exercise executed by the corporation as an illustration. The National Oil company says unblemished academic competence, logical thinking, ability to engage meaningfully in problem solving in addition ... Read More »

FG Bars Ministers From Sacking DGs , SGF Issues Circular

FG Bars Ministers From Sacking DGs , SGF Issues Circular

By MIKAIL MUMUNI “ For emphasis, on no account shall a Minister of the Federal Republic unilaterally or arbitrarily remove a serving Chief Executive Officer, without recourse to the procedure contained in this Circular.” Worried by the growing arbitrary removal of heads of government’s agencies, parastatals and departments, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha has issued ... Read More »

OYO COVID-19: 143 Test Positive from Same Firm,As Government Battle To Curtail Rising Cases

OYO COVID-19: 143 Test Positive from Same Firm,As Government Battle To Curtail Rising Cases

An increase within the week, due to the rising number of cases among the staff of a customer centre outsourcing firm, iSON Xperiences, has brought the total number of positive cases in Oyo state to 233 as at Saturday evening. Out of the number, iSON Xperiences alone accounted for 143 persons who tested positive within the last three weeks. A ... Read More »

Buratai at sallah: Borno Governor’s support for Army immeasurable

Buratai at sallah: Borno Governor’s support for Army immeasurable

The support of Borno Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum to the Nigerian Army is immeasurable, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Yusuf Tukur Buratai has said. Buratai who has been in Maiduguri for over a month now to lead the nation’s army war against Boko Haram, acknowledged the Borno governor’s support during a Sallah homage at the Borno Government ... Read More »

The fact of the matter on forceful chasing out of NIDCOM staff from NCC Complex – NIDCOM

The fact of the matter on forceful chasing out of NIDCOM staff from NCC Complex – NIDCOM

“…while our Chairman/CEO Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa was on official assignment with Mr President in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, on the 9th of February, the staff were given one week by the Hon. Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Ali Pantami to pack out but within 48 hours of the said quit notice, they were forcefully evicted by security operatives attached ... Read More »

Diaspora Commission not sent packing from Digital Economy Complex, says NCC

Diaspora Commission not sent packing from Digital Economy Complex, says NCC

By MIKAIL MUMUNI The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reacted to allegations that it threw out the Nigeria Diaspora Commission from an office space allocated to it at the NCC building. NCC in a press statement on Sunday, May 24, 2020, by Dr. Henry Nkemadu, its Director, Public Affairs also described as untrue, claims by Mrs. Abike Dabiri –Erewa, boss ... Read More »

Court Grants Bail to Two Chinese Accused of Offering N100m Bribe to EFCC Staff

Court Grants Bail to Two Chinese Accused of Offering N100m Bribe to EFCC Staff

By: Owolola Adebola   Justice Muhammad Saidu Sifawa of the Sokoto State High Court,  on Thursday, May 21, 2020 granted bail to two Chinese: Meng Wei Kun and Xui Kuoi, being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for offering N100million (Hundred Million Naira) bribe to the  Sokoto Zonal Head of the EFCC,  Abdulahi Lawal. The judge granted the defendants bail ... Read More »

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON INTERNET DATA CONSUMPTION/DEPLETION/USAGE – By NCC

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON INTERNET DATA CONSUMPTION/DEPLETION/USAGE – By NCC

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON INTERNET DATA CONSUMPTION/DEPLETION/USAGE In view of recent developments pertaining to the unfortunate spread of the Corona Virus (Covid-19), the Federal Government directed a total lockdown of some States from the 30t​h of March 2020, while some State Governors also directed total lockdowns in their respective States. Due to the aforementioned, consumers are staying at home and ... Read More »

IOC: “I have no Debt Collector” – Malami

IOC: “I have no Debt Collector” – Malami

The recovery agents engaged by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice are institutional recovery agents and not agents of Malami as being portrayed by some media. Malami in his personal capacity does not have personal “debt collectors” for the recovery of federal government debts. This clarification was contained in a statement issued by Dr. ... Read More »

The  Burden Of Leadership At FIRS – By Abdullahi Ismaila Ahmad

The  Burden Of Leadership At FIRS – By Abdullahi Ismaila Ahmad

If one has not occupied a position of leadership, one would not fully understand the truism of William Shakespeare’s wise words:  “uneasy lies the head that wears the crown”. But those who wear the crown know where it hurts. So it is with the leadership of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) at this inauspicious time. Three factors make the ... Read More »