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Renewed mandate: Gov Sani-Bello assures stakeholders of people-oriented projects

Renewed mandate: Gov Sani-Bello assures stakeholders of people-oriented projects

…SAYS HE WANTS TO LEAVE BEHIND A SYSTEM THAT WORK FOR THE PEOPLE Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello has assured Nigerlites that he would use the next four years to work towards leaving a system that would put the welfare of the people at the center of governance in order to allow them continually feel the impact of the ... Read More »

Okija Town Union Members Battle In Court

The crisis rocking Okija Town Union, Lagos branch, has snowballed into legal battle, as four aggrieved members of the union – Mrs Amaka Anyamene, Chief Oliver Ikebude, Mrs Hellen Ikebude and Mr Chritsopher Ibekwe – have dragged the president of the union, Mr Lawrence Ikechukwu Ukachukwu before a Federal High Court in Lagos. Joined as co-defendants in the ensuing legal ... Read More »

Power sector attains new daily energy peak of 110,724.93mwh

Power sector attains new daily energy peak of 110,724.93mwh

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), at the weekend, said that the power sector had, on Wednesday, 20th of March, 2019, achieved a new daily grid energy peak of 110,724.93MWH, making it an improvement on the previous maximum daily grid energy peak of 109,372,01MWH attained about three years ago on the 2nd of February, 2016. Revealing ... Read More »

MURIC faults FG on hijab saga

MURIC faults FG on hijab saga

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has faulted a statement credited to the Federal Government (FG) on the hijab saga. FG was quoted last week as saying that it would not interfere in the hijab imbroglio which has embroiled the South West. This was disclosed in a press statement issued by the Islamic human rights organization on Tuesday 26th March, 2019. The ... Read More »

Dr Omobola Johnson calls for urgent need to strengthen Africa’s infrastructure and fibre network

Dr Omobola Johnson calls for urgent need to strengthen Africa’s infrastructure and fibre network

Africa in the Digital Era – Hype or Reality? Adebayo Adedeji Annual lecture The lecture focused around the question of digital transformation in Africa MARRAKESH, Morocco, March 26, 2019/ — Former Nigerian Minister for Communications Technology, Dr. Omobola Johnson, delivered the UN Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) (www.UNECA.org) annual Adebayo Adedeji at the ongoing Conference of Ministers in Marrakech. Held ... Read More »

Clickatell helps MTN South Africa launch chat commerce on WhatsApp

Clickatell helps MTN South Africa launch chat commerce on WhatsApp

MTN Chat will enable customers to initiate purchase of airtime and data bundles within their WhatsApp chat session CALIFORNIA, United States of America, March 26, 2019/ — MTN South Africa has partnered with global customer engagement company, Clickatell(www.Clickatell.com), to launch MTN Chat, enabling its customers to engage with the telco over WhatsApp. MTN Chat will enable customers to initiate purchase of ... Read More »

Police most corrupt institution in Nigeria, reveals SERAP survey

Police most corrupt institution in Nigeria, reveals SERAP survey

A new public survey released today by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) reports high levels of corruption in public institutions in Nigeria for the past 5 years. Of the five major public institutions surveyed, the police emerge as the most corrupt, with the power sector identified as the second most corrupt in the country today. Other public institutions identified ... Read More »

NIMC begins registration of Nigerians in UAE, UK

NIMC begins registration of Nigerians in UAE, UK

Following the success of Diaspora enrolment which kicked off in South Africa early March, 2019, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has extended the programme to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United Kingdom (UK). “The extension is in line with NIMC’s mandate to ensure that all Nigerian citizens in Nigeria and the diaspora and Legal Residents in Nigeria ... Read More »

NIMC, NIS to Commence Enforcement of NIN on the New Enhanced e-Passports

NIMC, NIS to Commence Enforcement of NIN on the New Enhanced e-Passports

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS)have resolved to commence enforcement of the National Identification Number (NIN) on the new enhanced 10 years validity e-passport. President Muhammadu Buhari had on Tuesday, 15th January 2019 while unveiling the new enhanced e-passport with a 10-year validity directed that the NIN which is issued by the NIMC be ... Read More »

Ajimobi appoints new Rector, principal officers for Ibadan Polytechnic

Ajimobi appoints new Rector, principal officers for Ibadan Polytechnic

Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has approved the appointment of Prof. Kazeem Adebiyi, as Rector of the Polytechnic, Ibadan. This is contained in a statement signed by the State’s Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Toye Arulogun and made available to newsmen in Ibadan on Monday evening. Adebiyi is to take over from the Acting Rector, Mr Femi ... Read More »

Nigeria Lost N1.3 Trillion To Theft Under Jonathan – Magu

Nigeria Lost N1.3 Trillion To Theft Under Jonathan – Magu

Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has said that about N 1.3 trillion was stolen in government coffers between 2011 and 2015, a period that represents Goodluck Jonathan’s reign as Nigerian President. According to the EFCC’s boss, 32 entities carted away the said amount. While speaking to trainees of a programme organised by ... Read More »