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Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano to establish JAMB centres in five emirate councils

Kano State Executive Council has approved the establishment of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Computer-Based Testing Centres (CBTCs) in the five Emirates Councils as zonal offices and 44 local government areas in the state.

ICT contributes 14% to GDP in Q1 of 2020 – NITDA chief

Kashifu Inuwa, Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), on Friday said Information and Communication Technology (ICT) contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), was 14 per cent in first quarter of 2020.
The state Commissioner for Basic Education, Kate Omenugha, disclosed this in an interview with journalists in Awka, the state capital on Tuesday.

Poor ICT compliance level among teachers worry Nigerian commissioner

Prof. Kate Omenugha, Anambra Commissioner for Basic Education, on Friday said the government was worried by the poor Information and Communication Technology (ICT) compliance level of teachers in the state.
The House of Representatives has enjoined the authorities to encourage the use of locally developed remedies for the management and treatment of Covid-19 ailments in the country.

House of Reps uncovers clauses conceding Nigeria’s sovereignty to China in loan deal

A House of Representatives committee has raised the alarm over clauses conceding Nigeria’s sovereignty to China in a loan agreement.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti to begin teaching of ICT in schools

The Ekiti State government has approved a new education policy that would guarantee the teaching of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) as a course from the primary cadre of education.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

Kaduna to upgrades ICT infrastructure in schools

The Kaduna State Government has reiterated its commitment to improve Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure in its tertiary institutions to boost education.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Central bank unveils non-interest guidelines for AGSMEIS, MSMEDF, others

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has unveiled series of guidelines for Non-Interest Financial Institutions under its Agri-Business, Small and Medium Enterprise Investment Scheme (AGSMEIS), Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund (MSMEDF), the Accelerated Agricultural Development Scheme (AADS) and seven other intervention schemes in its bouquet.

ASUU decries proliferation of universities in Nigeria

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has accused the Federal and State Governments of proliferation of universities in the country.

LIRS: Lagos generated N25 billion during lockdown, leveraging on technology

The Lagos Inland Revenue Service (LIRS) says it generated a whooping N25 billion through taxation in April when there was total lockdown.
The Kaduna State University (KASU) says it has expelled about 80 students for various forms of examination malpractices during the 2018-2019 academic session.

Kaduna university expands online lectures to cover undergraduates

The Kaduna State University (KASU) says it has expanded its current online lectures to cover all departments in postgraduate and the undergraduate programmes to keep the students learning while on Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown.
Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba

Nigeria: WAEC, NECO remain postponed indefinitely

The Nigerian government has reiterated the indefinite postponement of this year’s West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and the National Examinations Council (NECO) due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.

Nigerian Ports Authority orders workers to stay at home

The management of the Nigerian Ports Authority has directed workers in some of its departments and divisions to stay at home for 14 days as part of measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.

Collaboration key to growth of digital economy – NITDA chief

The Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency, Kashifu Abdullahi, has described partnership with an organisation such as the Abuja Enterprise Agency (AEA) as imperative to the growth of the information technology economy.
Simon Lalong

Plateau trains 300 girls in ICT to bridge gender gap

The Plateau Government , through its Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, said it had trained 300 girls on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to bridge the gender gap in the communication sector in the state.

Senator Okorocha’s ‘My People, My People Road’ projects big scam – officials

The Directors of Administration and General Services of Oru East and Ideato South councils of Imo State, Mr Eustace Chidi Okere and Mrs Osuji Ngozi Chuks, have said that the ‘My People, My People Road’ projects initiated by former Governor Rochas Okorocha were big-time scams.
Zainab Ahmed

Nigeria approves N7 billion to support creative industry

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, says the Federal Government through Bank of Industry (BoI) has approved facility of about seven billion naira under its creative industry group.

House of Reps wants probe into allocations for education

The House of Representatives has called for a proper investigation into the utilisation of funds released for Nigeria’s education sector in 2019. The house committee on basic education and services said this during a visit...
The United States of America Consul General to Nigeria, Claire Pierangelo, has promised to woo more American Investors to come partner with Ogun State government.

US to woo international investors for Ogun

The United States of America Consul General to Nigeria, Claire Pierangelo, has promised to woo more American Investors to come partner with Ogun State government.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China’s Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.

Huawei will stop producing Kirin chipsets on September 15

Huawei will stop making its flagship Kirin chipsets next month, financial magazine Caixin said on Saturday, as the impact of U.S. pressure on the Chinese tech giant grows. U.S. pressure on Huawei’s suppliers has made it impossible for the company’s HiSilicon chip division to keep making the chipsets, key components for mobile phone, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Unit was quoted as saying at the launch of the company’s new Mate 40 handset.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

House of Reps uncovers abandoned power projects worth over N156 billion

The Federal House of Representatives, in it’s oversight function, has uncovered many power projects, put together at the cost of N156 billion, that are being abandoned or are yet to be completed by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

Biafra group warns Miyetti Allah against operating security outfit in South-east, South-south

The Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL, on Saturday, warned Miyetti Allah Kautal Haure not to allow the Fulani Security group to operate in the Southeast and Southsouth to avoid bloody confrontation by both groups.
Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has fully recovered from coronavirus. 4

Governor El-Rufai: South should produce next President

Barely a week after President Muhammadu Buhari’s closest ally and nephew, Malam Mamman Daura, spoke against zoning of presidency ahead of the 2023 election, Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i has said the next President should come from the South.
The Lagos Waste Management Authority on Saturday said plans had been concluded to decommission its Olusosun and Solous landfill sites. The Managing Director of LAWMA, Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin, said in a statement that the decommissioning was due to urban encroachment and increased human activities around the areas.

LAWMA arrests 13 cart pushers for environmental laws violation

Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, Acting Managing Director, Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), said the authority arrested 13 cart pushers and seized 29 carts for violating environmental laws of the state.