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Afe Babalola university partners foundation to fight rape, cyberbully

The Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD) has partnered with Akin Fadeyi foundation to launch a mobile application called ‘Flagit App’ to contain rape and cyberbully.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Ondo election: INEC to replace burnt card readers with 6,000 from Oyo

Less than a month to the Ondo State Governorship election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has ordered the replacement of card readers burnt in its Akure office.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

Nigeria reviews treasury forms, accounting documents for digital compliance

The Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, OAGF, has commenced a comprehensive review of treasury forms and other accounting source documents in use in all ministries, departments and agencies, MDAs, of the Federal Government.

NITDA, NSIA partner on ICT start-ups

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is to partner with the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) towards generating investment in Information Communication Technology (ICT), start-ups, to create jobs and wealth in the country.
Mike Igini

Three university lecturers face prosecution over electoral malpractice

Mike Igini, INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Akwa Ibom, on Tuesday said that three university lecturers had been confirmed to have been involved in electoral malpractice during the 2019 general elections.

ICT expert wants standard computer centres in Nigerian schools

An Ilorin based Information Communication Technology (ICT) expert, Mr Tope Oluwole, has advocated the need for compulsory standard computer centres in schools across the country.
The United States Government has awarded more than $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 405 airports in 50 states, Elaine Chao, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation has said.

U.S. approves over $1.2 billion grants to 405 airports

The United States Government has awarded more than $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 405 airports in 50 states, Elaine Chao, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation has said.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

Nigerian government approves N1.1 billion to accommodate NDLEA officials

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday in Abuja approved N1.1billion for the acquisition of a 156-room accommodation for use by Staff of the Nigeria Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

Edo guber: ADC candidate commiserates with APC over auto crash

Mrs Mabel Oboh, Edo State African Democratic Congress, ADC’s governorship candidate, has commiserated with All Progressives Congress, APC; its governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, and the former governor of the state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole over the death of two mobile policemen in an accident involving their campaign convoy.

Nigeria’s active GSM subscribers now 199.3 million – NCC chief

Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, says active GSM subscribers in the country have increased from 184 million in December 2019 to 199.3 million in May 2020.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NSE strengthens investor protection, upgrades X-Whistle

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has announced the upgrade of its whistleblowing platform, X-Whistle.
Worried by the rise in banditry in parts of the state in the last two months, Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has declared an all-out war on the armed criminals terrorising the state.

Niger to introduce 10 ICT-driven special schools

The Niger State Government says arrangements have been concluded for the establishment of 10 ICT, scientific-driven special schools across the state to boost its scientific and technological manpower.
Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu

Recruitment: Police chief relaxes requirements for candidates

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has set aside the requirements initially placed on applicants for the ongoing recruitments of police constables.
Mr Tunji Ajuloopin, lawmaker representing Ekiti-Isin-Irepodun-Oke-Ero Federal Constituency, has distributed laptops and Ipads to 200 participants of his digital training programme in Omu-Aran, Kwara.

Lawmaker distributes laptops, Ipads to 200 beneficiaries in Kwara

Mr Tunji Ajuloopin, lawmaker representing Ekiti/Isin/Irepodun/Oke-Ero Federal Constituency, has distributed laptops and Ipads to 200 participants of his digital training programme in Omu-Aran, Kwara.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister: Nigeria needs to reboot entire ecosystem with digital technology

Nigeria’s Minister for Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, has declared that Nigeria needs to reboot the entire ecosystem with digital technology in order to survive the present regressive economic outlook as a result of Covid-19 disruption.
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Musa Bello

FCT minister pledges commitment to deployment of ICT

The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, has reiterated the commitment of FCT Administration to the deployment of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), in managing affairs of the territory.

23 directors to resit exam for four permanent secretaries positions

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved that re-sit examination be conducted for 23 directors in the federal civil service with a view to appointing four among them as permanent secretaries.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister: Why I said cost of data should come down by 40 percent

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has explained that his earlier statement that cost of data should come down by 40% in 2025 was based on his recent intervention on the lingering issues of Right of Way (RoW) and vandalization of telecommunications infrastructure across the country.

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The Deputy Governor of Edo state, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has said it is too early to assess the success of the election as the much-awaited Edo state Governorship Election

Edo election: Governor Obaseki’s deputy loses local council to APC

The running mate of the Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the Edo gubernatorial election, Philip Shaibu, lost the election in his Local Government, Etsako west, to the All Progressives Congress.
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Barcelona boss ‘banned’ from signing Wijnaldium due to La Liga rules

Barcelona boss, Ronald Koeman, is currently banned from making a move for Georginio Wijnaldum – because of La Liga rules.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Man arrested for ‘killing’ student for ritual

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the incident, adding that efforts were being intensified to arrest three other fleeing suspects.
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NAFDAC disowns Air Doctor, other ‘virus blockers’

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has disowned Air Doctor and other products that are marketed as capable of blocking COVID-19 from infecting the wearers.

Electricity consumers to pay full tariff from mid-2021

Power distributors have received approval to collect an average of 87.9 per cent of the recently increased electricity tariff from consumers across the country in the first six months of 2021.