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Indonesia restores internet in Papua as unrest subsides

Indonesia restored internet services in most of the easternmost Papua regions on Thursday as unrest subsided after more than two weeks of protests, an official said.

Shell, SAP offer free ICT training to Nigerian graduates

Ten Nigerian graduates of business and information technology disciplines have completed a one-year specialised digital training and certification in financial accounting and project management while another set of 10 beneficiaries have commenced their training cycle in the programme sponsored by Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) in collaboration with SAP Nigeria.g

Expert: How indiscriminate Internet usage exposes children to pornography

An education technology startup, Mrs Deola Eka, on Tuesday in Lagos said that indiscriminate usage of Internet connectivity through phones and other gadgets was responsible for early exposure of children to pornographic contents.

University professor urges Southwest governors to improve region’s security

Akanji who was the guest speaker at the 4th Surveyor Lasisi Lasupo Ali Annual Lecture which was held in Ibadan, indicated that the drivers of insecurity include globalization which he said has broken down trade barriers between nations, expansion and integration of economies as well as people.

NITDA warns interest groups not to set government agencies on collision course

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has warned interest groups in the ICT sector not to set government agencies regulating them on collision course.

Isa Pantami: Nigeria’s image worse than reality

Dr Isa Pantami, a ministerial nominee has said that many investors are scared of investing in the country’s IT sector because the nation’s image has been badly portrayed, especially in the media.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC to supply 10 percent of India’s crude oil

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has expressed its readiness to continue to supply 10 per cent of India’s crude oil demand in the face of competing demand for the product from other countries.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

TSA: Federal government collects N10 trillion from 1,674 MDAs

The Director of Information Technology Department in the Office of Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr Afolabi Ajayi, said this in a presentation on Thursday in Abuja at a Peer Review Mechanism of MDAs in Abuja to the Head of Civil Service of the Federation.
The Management of Trinity University, Yaba, Lagos, says it has commenced operations for the 2018-2019 academic year with seven students, six lecturers and five adjunct lecturers.

Trinity university commences operations, pledges stable academic calendar

The Management of Trinity University, Yaba, Lagos, says it has commenced operations for the 2018/2019 academic year with seven students, six lecturers and five adjunct lecturers.

EU warns Nigeria not to take democracy for granted

The European Union (EU) has warned Nigeria not to take its democracy for granted.
Olusegun Runsewe

Runsewe hails CBN boss for creative industry initiative

Mr Olusegun Runsewe, Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture, on Thursday commended the Central Bank Governor, Mr Godwin Emiefele, for developing a Creative Industry Financing Initiative.

Governor Emmanuel: Akwa Ibom will compete with Lagos in terms of direct foreign investments

Akwa Ibom governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has said he would ensure that the state competes stiffly with Lagos in terms of attracting direct foreign investment (FDI) within the next four years of his administration.

CBN: Creative industry to access up to N500 million loans

The Central Bank of Nigeria in collaboration with the Bankers’ Committee as part of efforts to boost job creation in Nigeria, particularly among the youth, has developed a Creative Industry Financing Initiative.

Digital security experts task microfinance banks on web security

Chert Systems Solutions, a provider of digital security technologies, on Tuesday urged major microfinance banks in the country to understand the basics of web security and the ethical ways of hacking.

NITDA pledges to promote ICT among youths

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has pledged to boost the morale of young innovators to develop Information Communication Technology (ICT) in the country.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday said that it would clamp down on motorists with either fake or expired driver’s licence

FRSC set to begin implementation of penalty point system

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said that it will begin full implementation of the Penalty Point System on traffic offenders from June 1.
President Buhari swears In Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed in State House on 25th Jan 2019-3

Acting CJN tasks heads of courts on speedy justice

The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad has called on heads of courts to put in place efficient structures that will bring about speedy and fair administration of justice.

Indian energy firm enters Nigeria’s power sector

Feedback Energy Distribution Company (FEDCO), an Indian-based technology firm, says it has launched an indigenous high-tech Information Technology (IT) solutions system in Nigeria.

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New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, on Monday said that fines for violating social distancing guidelines would be increased from $500 to $1,000.
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Nigeria declares April 10, 13 as Easter holidays

The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13 as public holidays to mark the 2020 Easter Celebration.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano coronavirus fund raising committee hits N400 million

The COVID-19 Fund Raising Committee constituted by governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state submitted its interim report on Monday, saying it had raised almost N400m.
The Embassy of Japan, in collaboration with a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Street To School Initiative, has unveiled a newly renovated ultra-modern Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) for residents of Surulere Community in Agbado-Oke-Odo, Lagos

Japan donates $236, 000 for humanitarian mine action in Northeast

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has received a donation of $236, 363 from the Government of Japan to support the UNMAS Nigeria in providing critical life-saving humanitarian assistance to civilians and humanitarian actors in the Northeast.