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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 partners NEPC to promote export driven digital economy

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has partnered with the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) to help aid export driven digital economy by leveraging technology.
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University ABTU

ATBU unbundles computer academic course

The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, says it will unbundle its computer science academic programmes into different degree awarding departments.
The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA), Mallam Kasifu Inuwa Abdullahi, says with the introduction of electric vehicles in the country, the nation is definitely advancing towards a vibrant economy.

NITDA boss: Why we’re engaging in economic diversification

The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdulahhi, says the agency is engaging in the economic diversification plan of federal government basically to create prosperity by designing a high value market chain for our local production.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed that the aggregate domestic credit in commercial banks grew by 7.61 percent in October 2020, compared with 7.35 percent in the previous month.

CBN to review products launched by licensed financial institutions

This was announced in a circular issued to all deposit money banks, mobile money operators and payment service providers on Monday and signed by Musa Jimoh, the director of payments system management department, and Kevin Amugo, director of financial policy and regulation department.

Dana Air introduces flexible ‘no change fee’ policy

Dana Air announced that the airline has introduced a flexible ‘no change fee’ policy as part of its promises to serve its customers better.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos governor gifts LASU’s best graduating student N5 million cash, post-graduate scholarship

For finishing with the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.95 on a scale of 5.0, Oladimeji Shotunde, the best graduating student of the Lagos State University (LASU), has won a post-graduate scholarship to any university in the world and a N5 million cash prize.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger government pledges assistance to small scale farmers

Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger says his administration will fully support small scale farmers in the state to enhance their productivity in the interest of residents and Nigerians.

Nigerian government to launch $2 billion smallholder farmer empowerment project

The Federal Government through the African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD) Nigeria, has flagged off a $2bn project to strengthen SmallHolder farmers.
Wife of Lagos State Governor, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, says it is imperative for teachers in the Post-Primary School in Lagos State to invest in themselves.

Lagos first lady arrives to chair LASU second research fair

Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, the wife of Lagos State Governor, has arrived at the Makanjuola Lecture Theatre, venue of the second Lagos State University (LASU) Research Fair to honour the varsity as Chairman of the fair and symposium.
Zainab Ahmed

We have failed our children – minister

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has urged parents to instill family values in their children as a way to save the country from degeneration.
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

World Bank, IMF charged on economic transformation

The Development Committee of the World Bank Group (WBG) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) for Annual Meetings 2020 has called on the multilateral organisations to support and accelerate a resilient recovery centered on jobs and economic transformation.
A popular American preacher, Bishop T.D Jakes of the Potter’s House, has said that his ancestors are Igbo, from South-East of Nigeria.

Bishop T.D Jakes: My ancestors are Igbo

He said this in an interview with BBC Igbo. According to him: “Mine was traced back to West Africa, to Nigeria and particularly Igbo. My ancestors were Igbos. It’s indescribable. It gives something that we the African-Americans don’t have, which is roots.
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 mulls new data protection law

The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, says it is making plans to present a new Data Protection Bill to the national Assembly to be translated into a new law and urged Nigerians to brace up for the new realities.
Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, through her foundation, ‘Future Assured’, has donated 16 trucks of assorted food items and for distribution to 500,000 households in Kano State.

Aisha Buhari urges urgent action to end malnutrition in children

The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, on Tuesday called for concerted efforts through positive action to end the scourge of severe malnutrition in children in Nigeria.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Nigeria to develop innovative interventions to improve coronavirus survival chances

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, says efforts are ongoing to develop innovative interventions to reduce COVID-19 case fatalities to below one per cent.
Balarabe Musa

Balarabe Musa: Why South East should produce president in 2023

Second Republic Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Abulkadir Balarabe Musa, has insisted that for the sake of peace, justice and national unity, the presidency should go to the South East region of the country in 2023.
Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu

Nigeria Police promote 41,863 officers in 19 months

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has disclosed that 41, 863 officers and men across various ranks had been promoted since January 2019 when he assumed office.
The Director-General of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Joseph N Ari, said the Fund is battling criminality and other security challenges in the country using skills acquisition.

Why Nigeria should belong to world skills body – ITF chief

The Industrial Training Fund, ITF, has raised concerns that despite the improvement in skills acquisition, Nigeria is yet to be a member of the World Skills Summit, a body which gives opportunity for deliberations on skills development policies and frameworks for new age, showcases global innovations and best practices as well as guarantees platform for networking and interactions with leaders from industries and governments.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UN: Disrupted vaccinations pose deadly threat to 80 million children

The coronavirus pandemic is putting tens of millions of children’s lives at risk by disrupting routine vaccination programmes, the World Health Organisation and UNICEF said Friday.
The Kaduna State ICT Hub has granted financial resources for the production of ‘sophisticated’ ventilators whose prototype was fabricated by Dalhatu Usman, a 200-Level student of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria.

Kaduna ICT Hub funds inventor to produce ventilators

The Kaduna State ICT Hub has granted financial resources for the production of ‘sophisticated’ ventilators whose prototype was fabricated by Dalhatu Usman, a 200-Level student of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria.
Tracy Batta, 29, Co-founder and CEO, Smoothie Express

Nigerians dominate 2020 Forbes ‘Africa 30 under 30’ list

Nigeria has had its share of the global challenges – fall in oil prices, disruption in tribal and religious harmony spawning seemingly endless security crises; then came the ‘irrepressible’ COVID-19 threatening to wipe everyone out.
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.

Petroleum explorationists, others call for central bank’s intervention

Following the crash in global oil prices occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic, indigenous Petroleum Explorationists have called for urgent intervention of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, as they would be unable to meet their financial exposure to commercial banks at the current oil prices.

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The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate in heated debate over livestock control bill

The Senate at plenary yesterday had a heated debate on a Bill for an Act to provide for the National Livestock Bureau to ensure protection, control and management of livestock, registration and cattle rustling in the country.
Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger: Super League was a ‘weapon’ to get more out of UEFA

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the Super League was doomed from the start and that it was only created as a "strategic weapon to get more out of UEFA".
The National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, said these in a statement entitled- ‘ACF hypocritical tears’, obtained by newsmen in Abuja.

Yinka Odumakin: Lagos governor releases fund, buses, others for burial

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has donated N5, 000, 000, three Coaster Buses, 1 Ambulance, 1 Siren to the Late Yinka Odumakin solidarity memorial organised by the Civil Society and Pro-Democracy Movement ahead of the Saturday burial ceremony.

President Buhari, world leaders mourn Idriss Deby

Leading the mourners from the African continent, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said that Deby’s death will create a big vacuum in the war against Boko Haram as the late Chadian president was at the forefront among those who gave the terrorist group serious bashing in recent times.
The federal civil rights investigation into the death of George Floyd while in police custody is ongoing despite the guilty verdict, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement.

U.S. attorney general: Civil rights probe into Floyd’s death ‘ongoing’ despite verdict

The federal civil rights investigation into the death of George Floyd while in police custody is ongoing despite the guilty verdict, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement.

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Alex Iwobi: NFF hoping to woo Ebere Eze, Sheyi Ojo for Super Eagles

Super Eagles midfielder, Alex Iwobi says he’s delighted with the move by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to get players of Nigerian descent to the senior national team.

Attacks: Plateau university, STF beef up security

The Plateau State University (PLASU), Bokkos, and STF have adopted new modalities to beef up security in and around the Ndar Students’ Village.
FILE PHOTO: Migrants from Haiti arrive to the Val Verde Border Humanitarian Coalition after being released from U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Del Rio, Texas, U.S., March 21, 2021. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Migration raises tension in Texas border town

More migrants are crossing the U.S.-Mexico border near Del Rio, Texas than Martinez recalls in his 13 years as Val Verde County Sheriff. They wade across the Rio Grande river and into residents’ yards.

NMA: Zamfara government lied on linkage of medical doctor to bandits

This is contained in a statement signed in Gusau on Friday by the association’s state Chairman and Secretary, Dr Mannir Bature and Dr Remigius Nwachukwu.
Eric Bailly is nearing a return for Manchester United after taking part in first-team training on Monday.

Eric Bailly returns to Manchester United training after coronavirus setback

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had revealed that the centre-back – who was an unused substitute in Cote d’Ivoire’s last Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Ethiopia – was yet to return to England and would be unavailable for selection.