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Dana Air introduces WhatsApp booking

Ezenwa states that the WhatsApp booking, payment platform which is the first of its kind in Nigeria, will serve as an additional platform for booking, inquiries, reservation and payment, apart from the airline’s website – www.flydanaair.com, the Dana Air Mobile App and the self - service kiosk at MMA2 Ikeja, Lagos.

Arik, Dana Air join other airlines in suspending flights operations

More domestic airlines yesterday joined the list of airlines that will suspend their flight operations by midnight of Friday, 27th March. The latest of the airlines are Arik Air and Dana Air. Air Peace and Aero Contractors airlines had earlier on Tuesday announced that with effect from Friday, they will suspend flight operations.
L-R- Professor Mohammed Abdulazeez, Vice Chancellor, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University; Ms Melissa Chen Yefang, Director, Enterprise Service & Delivery, Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Limited.

Huawei to establish ICT academy in Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University

Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Limited as part of its commitment to further contribute to driving ICT skills and capacity building in Nigeria has moved to establish its Huawei ICT Academy program in Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU). The agreement was sealed by the MoU signing event between the company and the university at the ATBU Senate Building.

Federal government takes more measures to tackle absenteeism amongst N-Power beneficiaries

The Federal Government says it will not hesitate to suspend N-Power volunteers who abscond from their Primary Place of Assignment (PPA).

Presidency: Federal government using recovered loot for the poor

The Special Adviser (SA) to the President on Social Investments, Mrs Maryam Uwais, has said that the Federal Government, through the National Social Investment Office (NSIO), has been using the recovered “Abacha loot” and the International Development Association (IDA)/World Bank credit on programmes and policies that address the plight of poor and vulnerable Nigerians.

Federal government engages ICPC, others to check corruption in social investment programmes

The Federal Government will on Wednesday officially engage the services of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) and other bodies towards fighting corruption in its Social Investment Programmes (SIP).

Lagos-bound Dana Air forced to disembark passengers over technical issues

A Lagos-bound Dana MD 83 plane was forced to disembark passengers yesterday after it got stuck in the threshhold of the Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri as it was about to take-off.
Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has tasked stakeholders from various sectors of the economy, to proffer ways of accelerating development of the pharmaceutical sector, through research and development.

Why VP Osinbajo cannot touch tradermoni, other N-SIP funds – official

Justice Bibiye, Communications Manager, National Social Investment Office (NSIO), says that funds allocated and released for the financing of the National Social Investment Programmes (N-SIPs) are not domiciled in the Office of the Vice President.

NSIO: Social investment fund not mismanaged

The National Social Investment Office on Wednesday said that the social intervention funds being managed by it had not been mismanaged as being speculated in some quarters.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

Official: VP Osinbajo not involved in disbursement of N-SIP funds

The National Social Investment Office (NSIO) has said that contrary to rumours, the office of Vice President was not involved in financial transactions or the disbursement of funds for the National Social Investment Programmes (N-SIPs)

Presidency: Federal government to prosecute social investment saboteurs

Mrs Maryam Uwais, Special Adviser to the President on Social Investments, says the Federal Government will prosecute saboteurs of its Social Investment Programmes (SIPs).

Official: Cross River ultimate beneficiary of school feeding programme

The Federal Government says that Cross River State has benefited immensely from the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP).

NSIO: No fraud in N-Power

The Federal Government on Wednesday refuted claims that its N-Power programme had been embroiled in corruption.

Federal government urges states to engage N-Power volunteers

The federal government via the National Social Investment Office (NSIO) has urged states across the country to engage the N-power volunteers who have been trained in various vocations.

Federal government sacks 2525 N-Power beneficiaries for absenteeism

Some 2, 525 beneficiaries of the N-Power Programme, being sponsored by the Federal Government, have been sacked for absconding from their primary place of assignment.
L-R: A beneficiary of the Huawei ICT Training, Permanent Secretary, Civil Services, office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Olusegun Adekunle; Director General, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita; during the visit to Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Limited, on the closeout phase of the MoU between the federal government of Nigeria and Huawei Technologies Company to train 1000 civil servants as part of the ICT for Change programme in Abuja yesterday.

Federal government commends Huawei on ICT training for 1000 civil servants

The federal government in collaboration with leading global ICT firm, Huawei Technologies, closed out the training for 1000 civil servants under the Information Communication Technology (ICT) for change programme.

Air Peace set to begin international flights

Nigerian carrier Air Peace says flight operations to Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, and other international flights will commence in the next few days.
L-R/ Kezia Anim-Addo, Communications Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa; Sherry Dzinoreva, Head of Policy Programmes, Africa; Adaora Ikenze, Head of Public Policy, West and Central Africa, and Kiran Yoliswa, Strategic Partner Manager, Communities, Sub-Saharan Africa, all of Facebook, at the It’s Your Facebook Pop-up Media Launch in Lagos on Thursday April 11

Facebook to educate Nigerians users about platform

Facebook says it will educate Nigerian users more about the platform through ”It’s Your Facebook Pop-up Showcase”.

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House of Reps quizzes NDDC over N70.495 billion awarded contracts

The House of Representatives at the weekend flagged off its investigation into the N70.495 billion allegedly paid by Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to 1,773 contractors as mobilization fees without resorting to site, between 2008 and 2012.

Presidency: Why 2020 budget was increased despite drop in revenue

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives), Umar El-Yakub, has said the decision of the Presidency to increase the 2020 Budget despite drop in revenue was meant to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nation’s economy.