Home Topics Communications

Communications

China, the coronavirus pandemic’s original epicentre reported 47 new infections, all of them recent arrivals from abroad.

China’s coronavirus data queried after 21m phone users vanish

Chinese opposition newspaper, Epoch Times, has queried the official figures of 80,000 plus infections and 3,200 deaths after 21 million cellphone users mysteriously vanished.
According to Jatto Adams, General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, the clarifications sought by NPA was to get full details of the incident for record purposes.

NPA: We did not contradict NCDC over coronavirus cases

The Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, has said that it did not contradict the statement by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, that six cases of covid-19 were found on a vessel but only sought clarifications.
One of the victims of the fast-spreading coronavirus has reportedly died in Ghana, authorities have confirmed.

Nigerian bank shuts down office as staff tests positive for virus

As a responsible corporate entity, and in line with the collective resolve to fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Fidelity Bank Plc has announced that it’s Federal Secretariat, Abuja Business Office has been shut down.
A fire incident occurred at the headquarters of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in Abuja on Monday, officials said.

Official: No FIRS staff tested positive for global pandemic

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has stated that no member of its staff tested positive to COVID-19 as being peddled on social media.
The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Muhammad Nami, has launched a national tour of the six geo-political zones to sensitise the nation, especially taxpayers, on the 2019 Finance Act.

Coronavirus: FIRS unveils automated system to block funding gaps

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has unveiled a new Electronic and Automated platform for taxpayers to file transfer pricing declaration and disclosures with a view to block leakage in tax collection in the country.

Eko DisCo to phase out Unistar meters in franchise areas

Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) says it is planning to decommission Unistar Meters assigned to about 11, 000 customers within its franchise areas.
The first Roro Vessels, to berth in the history of the Rivers Port is scheduled to depart the United States of America in the middle of March and arrive Port Harcourt in April. Roro vessels are usually loaded with automobiles.

Rivers Port set to receive first RoRo vessel

Efforts by the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority to improve vessel traffic to the Eastern Ports has continued to yield returns as the Rivers Port, Port Harcourt is expecting its first Roll on/Roll off (RoRo) operations in the next couple of weeks.
The Senate Committee on Communications has said that it was impressed by the various regulatory interventions which the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has taken to ensure improved service delivery and bridging access gaps in the country.

Senate hails NCC’s achievements in service delivery, bridging access gaps

The Senate Committee on Communications has said that it was impressed by the various regulatory interventions which the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has taken to ensure improved service delivery and bridging access gaps in the country.

Bank clarifies position on garnishee order in Shell-Ejama lawsuit

First Bank of Nigeria Limited Tuesday described a garnishee order compelling the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to pay the people of Ejama Community in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State a total sum of N182.7 billion as strange.

Institute calls for effective data management to drive digital economy

The Institute of Information Management (IIM) Africa has called for efforts to infuse the culture of effective data and information management into the public and private sectors in Nigeria as means to drive digital economy.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP: Why Nigeria needs to improve funding of research, innovation

In order to build local capacity to compete favourably with scientifically advanced economies, there is an urgent need to refine processes for funding research and innovation in the country, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

Turkish Airline, NAHCO renew agreement, sign contract

The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (nahco aviance) and the European Airline, Turkish, have signed a long-term contract that showed the increasing confidence between the organisations.
Lafarge SA

Lafarge Africa says contact persons with coronavirus victim identified

Lafarge Africa Plc says it has identified the persons who had direct contact with the individual who tested positive to Coronavirus in Nigeria.
Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has appeared in court for a rescheduled hearing where he is expected to be charged with the murder of his estranged wife.

Lesotho premier in court over murder of estranged wife

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane appeared in court on Monday over the murder of his estranged wife after a weekend in which he was said to be receiving emergency medical care in South Africa.
Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

Kwara state-owned newspaper gets acting general manager

A new acting General Manager has been appointed for the Kwara State Printing and Publishing Corporation (The Herald Newspapers).

CAN declares January 21 as National prayer day for Christian persecution

The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared 21 January of every year as the CAN National Day of Prayers for the persecuted Christians in Nigeria in honour of the late CAN Chairman in Michika Local Government of Adamawa State, Reverend Lawan Andimi, and other victims of terror and herdsmen attacks.
Lafarge SA

Lafarge Africa ranks fourth in Forbes Africa Top 50 CSR companies

Forbes Africa has ranked Lafarge Africa the fourth-best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability Company in Nigeria for the year 2019. The Forbes Africa Awards ranking is a culmination of impact assessments of over 910 organisations operating in Nigeria over the past thirteen years.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan (second from right) and the Chairman of Senate Committee on Communications, Senator Oluremi Tinubu (second from left), during the joint public hearing of Senate Committees on Communications and Trade & Investment at the National Assembly on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.

Senate probes GSM operators over drop calls — in pictures

A Senate panel on Wednesday held a public hearing to investigate telecommunications network operators in the country over increasing rate of drop calls.

Recent Stories

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari in a nationwide broadcast on Sunday ordered a total lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun State as a proactive measure to contain the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus in Nigeria.

Coronavirus: Abuja lockdown frustrating – residents

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari in a nationwide broadcast on Sunday ordered a total lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun State as a proactive measure to contain the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
Uber is ramping up its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, pledging 10 million free rides and food deliveries for health care workers, senior citizens, and others affected by the outbreak.

Uber pledges 10 million free rides and deliveries for workers affected by coronavirus

Uber is ramping up its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, pledging 10 million free rides and food deliveries for health care workers, senior citizens, and others affected by the outbreak.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it has extended its molecular laboratories with the capacity to detect Coronavirus Disease to six. Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of the NCDC, disclosed this to newsmen on Saturday in Abuja, while giving an update on COVID-19 in the country.

Coronavirus: Nigeria able to test between 500 and 1000 a day – NCDC

Nigeria will be able to test up to 1000 suspected cases of coronavirus by the end of this week, the NCDC has said.
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

Nigeria confirms four new coronavirus cases, toll rises to 139

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Tuesday, has announced four more new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), making the number of confirmed cases in Nigeria rise to 139.

Somali governor killed in bomb blast

Abdisalan Hassan Hersi, governor of the Nugaal region in northeastern Somalia has been killed in a suicide bomb blast claimed by the al-Shabab armed group, police said on Monday.