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ICPC detains NABDA boss over N400 million intervention fund

The acting Director-General of the National Biotechnology Development Agency, Prof. Alex Akpa, has landed in the custody of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission for allegedly defrauding the Federal Government of N400m.

ICPC arrests NABDA chief over ‘N400 million fraud’

The Acting Director-General (DG) of National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Prof Alex Uwadiegwu, has been arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), of allegedly defrauding the Federal Government of N400 million.
The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Abdullahi, has said that emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Robotics are going to power the fourth industrial revolution.

NITDA to unveil policy document on digital innovation, entrepreneurship

The National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA) says it is working through Office for ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Stakeholders in the Start-Up ecosystem to create a policy document for Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
The Director-General, National Information Technology Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, has described the African Continent as a centre with great potentials especially in the development and domestication of digital innovation.

NITDA canvasses adoption of digital technology to boost agriculture

The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Abdullahi, has advocated for integration of digital technology to boost Nigeria’s agricultural sector.
South Korea appears to have decided to withdraw its Minister of Trade, Ms. Yoo Myung-hee, from the race for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) director-general, paving the way for Nigeria’s candidate, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to be confirmed as the head of the global trade body.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s rival to pull out of WTO DG race

South Korea appears to have decided to withdraw its Minister of Trade, Ms. Yoo Myung-hee, from the race for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) director-general, paving the way for Nigeria’s candidate, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to be confirmed as the head of the global trade body.

Recession: The worse may be possibly over – Lagos chamber

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) says the nation’s economic contraction of 3.62 per cent of the third quarter against the 6.1 per cent of the second quarter of the year may indicate that the worst is over.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senator Lawan: Nigerians have democratic right to vote out present federal lawmakers

The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, on Friday said Nigerians have the democratic right in 2023 to vote out the present crop of federal legislators if they are tired of them.

NILDS partners Nasarawa to organise quiz in secondary schools

The National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) Abuja on Friday expressed her readiness to partner the Nasarawa State Government to organise quiz competitions for secondary schools across the state.
Department of State Service - DSS

DSS counsels Nigerians against fake news

The Department of State Services, DSS, has counseled Nigerians against fake news in the overall interest of the country.
Olusegun Runsewe

Segun Runsewe endorses NIHOTOUR certification as entry for hospitality job in Nigeria

Nigeria’s Voice in Culture and Tourism and President World Craft Council (WCC) Africa Region, Chief Segun Runsewe, has proposed the certification and endorsement of entry regime and job profiling in the tourism and hospitality industry in Nigeria by the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR).

ICPC ranks ITF 1st for ethics, integrity among 352 federal agencies

The Director-General of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Joseph Ari, has lauded the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for ranking the ITF first for ethics compliance and integrity amongst 352 Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
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Official: Senate unaware of Nigerian government’s plan to sell national assets

The Senate committee on privatisation has said the chamber is not aware of any planned agreement by the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE) to sell or concession some national properties to help fund the 2021 budget.
Director General of the SEC, Mr. Lamido Yuguda, stated this on Tuesday at a Webinar organised by the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), in collaboration with the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Nigerian Investment Promotion Council (NIPC) with the theme: Privatisation in Nigeria and the Outlook for Subnational Economic Development.

SEC: Governments can unlock potentials by privatisation

The Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, has stated that the Federal and State Governments have the capabilities to unlock enormous potentials through privatisation.

NAPTIP chief decries high rate of out-of-school girls

The Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Mrs Julie Okah-Donli, has decried the rate of out-of-school girls in the country.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Opposition to APC membership registration will produce surrogate leaders – PGF chief

Director General of Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh’d Lukmam, has said those who oppose the proposed membership registration and update of the register of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are calling for the emergence of surrogate leadership.
The House of Representatives on Tuesday reprimanded the Minister of Foreign Affairs, for the continuing maltreatment of Nigerians in the Diaspora.

House of Reps queries BPP over N22 million welfare package, N57 million for travels

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Procurement on Thursday rebuked the Bureau of Public Procurement over a ‘frivolous’ expenditure of N57million on local and international travels and N22 million spent on welfare packages for staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NAPTIP commences training for anti-human trafficking taskforce in states

The Director-General (DG) of NAPTIP, Miss Julie Okah-Donli, in her welcome address at the training in Lagos on Monday, described the establishment of the taskforce as a giant feat, in spite of the post COVID-19 challenges.
Nigerian Correctional Service, Warri, otherwise known as Okere Prisons.

#EndSARS: Soldiers on 24-hour surveillance at Warri prisons

Following yesterday’s failed attempted jail break at the Nigerian Correctional Service, Warri, otherwise known as Okere Prisons, a detachment of soldiers from Sector 1 Command of ‘Operations Delta Safe’, have been stationed at strategic points within the facility vicinity.

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday presided over a virtual meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria has key role to play in AFCFTA negotiation

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that Nigeria has a key role to play in the successful negotiation process of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area, AfCFTA.

CBN: Only cassava farmers growing improved varieties will have access to N25 billion loan

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said only farmers who grow improved disease-free cassava stems will have access to the N25 billion facility it has created to boost cassava production in Nigeria.
Peter Obi

#EndSARS: Peter Obi dismisses petition against him

Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has asked the Judicial Panel of Inquiry (JPI) sitting in Awka, the state capital, to dismiss the petition of Mr Bonaventure Mokwe against him, describing it as abuse of process.
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NITDA begins third phase capacity training for on e-Government

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has commenced the third phase of virtual strategic capacity building training for Federal Public Institutions (FPI) in Abuja.
Zaidu Sanusi celebrates his maiden Champions League goal, with teammate Marko Grujic in their 2-0 win over Group C rivals Marseille at the Orange Velodrome in Marseille, France. Twitter @FCPorto

Zaidu Sanusi named in Champions League Team of the Week

Porto defender Zaidu Sanusi has been named in the UEFA Champions League Team of the Week for matchday four.