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The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, says it is set to complete analogue switch off across Nigeria by end of 2022.

NBC fines Channels TV, inspiration FM N5 million each for broadcast code infractions

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has directed Channels TV and Inspiration FM Lagos to pay a fine N5 million each for infractions of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.
FILE PHOTO - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrives at the G7 foreign ministers meeting in London, Britain May 5, 2021. Ben Stansall-Pool via REUTERS

US: West must be ‘very careful’ about Chinese investment

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the West had to be very careful about the exact nature of Chinese investment in Western economies and think very carefully about investments in strategic assets.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

James Ibori’s kinsmen flay AGF, Britain on delay and £2.6 million shortfall in Delta...

The Oghara Development Union (ODU), Lagos branch, has asked the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, to tell Nigerians the truth about the delay in repatriating the proceeds of assets confiscated from the three ladies in the former Governor James Ibori money laundering trials.

Whistleblower petitions EFCC, justice minister over corruption in maritime academy

A whistleblower in the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Oron in Akwa Ibom State, has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate and prosecute the management of the institution over multiple fraud, as well as systemic and perennial corruption.
The National Biosafety Management Agency, NBMA, Tuesday, reiterated commitment to ensuring the eradication of Genetically Modified Organisms, (GMOs) in the country, as well as assuring Nigerians of safe products in the market.

NBMA reiterates commitment to clamp down on GMOs

The National Biosafety Management Agency, NBMA, Tuesday, reiterated commitment to ensuring the eradication of Genetically Modified Organisms, (GMOs) in the country, as well as assuring Nigerians of safe products in the market.
Bill and Melinda Gates in Paris, France, on 21 April 2017. Frederic Stevens-Getty Images

Divorce: Bill and Melinda Gates kids to inherit $10 million – report

After Bill and Melinda Gates’ divorce documents revealed the couple never had a prenup, many are wondering how the couple, with a combined net worth of $130 billion, will split their assets.

First Bank clarifies boards’ reconstitution

Less than 48 hours after the Boards of First Bank of Nigeria (FBN) Holdings Plc and First Bank Limited were suddenly dissolved by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the first generation bank has issued a statement on the current structure of the Boards.

FUOYE vice chancellor: I didn’t sack ex-registrar

The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Prof. Abayomi Fasina, on Sunday said that he did not terminate the appointment of Mr Olatunbosun Odusanya, the former registrar of the university.

EFCC: NGOs aiding terrorism financing will be sanctioned

The anti-graft agency, in a statement, restated that it was mandatory to report to the Special Control Unit against Money Laundering, any transaction through any formal financial channels in excess of $10,000 and any cash donations in excess of $1,000.
The West Africa Media Lawyers Association (WAMELA) has threatened to drag the federal government and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to court if they refuse to reverse the suspension of Channels Television.

WAMELA threatens legal action against Nigerian government over Channels TV ‘suspension’

The West Africa Media Lawyers Association (WAMELA) has threatened to drag the federal government and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to court if they refuse to reverse the suspension of Channels Television.
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Chadians pay last respects as late leader Idriss Deby is laid to rest

Chad's slain President Idriss Deby Itno was buried Friday near his hometown after a state funeral in the capital, N'Djamena.

Presidency brushes off secessionists’ threats, says no need for confab

The Presidency yesterday shrugged off threats of Nigeria’s balkanisation by advocates of Biafra and Oduduwa Republics, saying that President Muhammadu Buhari cannot be bullied into giving in to their demands.
The Special Adviser to Governor Sanwo-Olu on Education, Barrister Tokunbo Wahab, inaugurated the board.

Lagos inaugurates six-man governing board for alternative high school for girls

Lagos State Government has inaugurated a six-member Governing Board for Alternative High School for Girls In Aboju area of the state.
Bolt, a major ride-hailing platform has registered it presence in 21 cities across Nigeria. The expansion move follows its diversification into 10 new cities along with the already existing 11.

No going back on strike – Uber, Bolt drivers

Over 20,000 e-cab drivers spread across Lagos State on Sunday, said there is no going back on its proposed strike on Monday, over poor condition of service meted by their coordinating body Uber and Bolt Nigeria.
Kebbi state Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has charged all the Civil Societies and Non- Governmental Organizations in the state to partner with state government for progress and energies youths through empowerment activities.

N60 billion mint: APC governors disown Godwin Obaseki

The Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) yesterday debunked claims by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State that the federal government printed between N50 billion – N60 billion to bridge the shortfall in the distribution of federation revenues to the three tiers of government in March 2021, saying that the claims did not reflect the true position of things.

AMCON seeks special tribunal to recover N5.4 trillion debt

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has approached the National Assembly to be accommodated in the provisions of the newly amended Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act, 2020 (BOFIA, 2020), which sets up Special Tribunals for hearing financial matters emanating from the financial institutions.

JAMB disowns ‘illegal admissions’ by UNIABUJA, others

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has disowned admissions being offered by the University of Abuja and few others, alleging that the admissions were being offered by the institutions outside the Central Admissions Processing System,CAPS.

Alibaba accepts record fine, vows to change

Chinese tech giant Alibaba said on Monday that it accepted a record penalty imposed by the country’s anti-monopoly regulator.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Nigerian government fingers insecurity as trigger for rising secessionist agitations

The federal government yesterday stated that the general state of insecurity in the country has triggered a rising call for secession as well as politicisation of ethnic and religious differences.
FILE PHOTO: European External Action Service (EEAS) Deputy Secretary General Enrique Mora and Iranian Deputy at Ministry of Foreign Affairs Abbas Araghchi wait for the start of a meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission in Vienna, Austria April 6, 2021. EU Delegation in Vienna/Handout via REUTERS

Official: Iran has produced 55kg of 20% enriched uranium since January

Iran has made 55 kg of uranium enriched to up to 20% - the point at which it is highly enriched - indicating quicker production than the 10 kg a month rate required by an Iranian law that created the process in January, Iranian authorities said on Wednesday.
FILE PHOTO - An illuminated Google logo is seen inside an office building in Zurich, Switzerland December 5, 2018. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Google launches Lyra codec in beta to reduce voice call bandwidth usage

Google today open-sourced Lyra in beta, an audio codec that uses machine learning to produce high-quality voice calls. The code and demo, which are available on GitHub, compress raw audio down to 3 kilobits per second for “quality that compares favorably to other codecs,” Google says.
FMDQ Securities Exchange has posted 13.66 per cent turnover growth in the Fixed Income and Currency (FIC) for the month of July.

FMDQ: Nigerian government can leverage derivative market to hedge against oil price volatility

FMDQ Securities Exchange Limited has disclosed that the federal government could leverage derivative product to hedge against crude oil price volatility, just as the global gross market value of Over the Counter, OTC derivative market hits $15.5 trillion in first half 2020, H1’20.

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African Union hails US for ‘remarkable’ leadership on vaccine waiver

The Africa Union's health watchdog on Thursday praised the United States' support for a waiver on patent protections for Covid-19 vaccines as a "remarkable expression of leadership".
The third child of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, Pastor Dare Adeboye, is dead.

Pastor Adeboye’s family breaks silence on son’s death

The family of Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has broken their silence on the death of Dare, one of the sons of the top cleric.
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PDP: Imo governor’s stance on state police exposes his sympathy for bandits

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Thursday said the frenzy by Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, against demands by the party other well-meaning Nigerians for the establishment of state police, has exposed his sympathy for terrorists and bandits who are killing, kidnapping innocent Nigerians.
The newly posted Imo state Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, on Thursday, said that he would introduce visibility policing as well as reinvigorate community policing in the state to restore fully the security of lives and properties in Imo.

CP Yaro: How I will end insecurity in Imo

The newly posted Imo state Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, on Thursday, said that he would introduce visibility policing as well as reinvigorate community policing in the state to restore fully the security of lives and properties in Imo.
The State Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, in a statement on Sunday said that planting of fruit trees in schools was also to encourage students to become healthy, productive and maintain a sound environment.

Official: Lagos residents consume N5 trillion worth of food annually

The Lagos State Government says residents of the state are consuming food and agricultural produce worth about N5 trillion annually.

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“Some of these Apps have been downloaded over a million times by people from the Google Play Store and android users can avoid downloading them.

Google cracks down on scammy Play Store app listings

New guidelines affecting the screenshots and videos meant to demonstrate an app’s features and functionality will come into force in the second half of 2021, while specific details about the enforcement of new policies for app titles, icons, and descriptions are coming “later this year.”
FILE PHOTO - A Chinese fishing vessel is anchored next to Filipino fishing boats at the disputed Scarborough Shoal April 6, 2017. REUTERS-Erik De Castro-File Photo

Philippines vows to continue maritime exercises in South China Sea

The Philippines will continue maritime exercises inside its 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the South China Sea, the country’s defence minister said on Sunday, despite a call by China to stop actions that it said could escalate disputes.
The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN has appealed to the Federal Government to stay action on the implementation of the new ex-depot price.

IPMAN arrests four trucks with ‘stolen’ petroleum products

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN has arrested four trucks laden with stolen Automotive Gas Oil, AGO.
FILE PHOTO: A woman wears a protective face mask due to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Murtala Mohammed International airport in Lagos, Nigeria March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

Nigeria bans travellers from India, Brazil, Turkey over coronavirus fears

Nigeria will ban travellers coming from India, Brazil and Turkey because of concerns about the rampant spread of coronavirus in those countries, a presidential committee said on Sunday.

JUSUN moves to enforce strike action in Lagos

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) on Friday made a move to enforce its ongoing strike nationwide strike in Lagos State, where the industrial action was partially suspended on Thursday.