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Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

Aviation stakeholders want ground handling coys to consider price adjustments

Stakeholders in the aviation industry have urged the ground handling services to consider price adjustment instead of price increase, in order to survive the effects of the current raging COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.
The Senate of University of Port Harcourt (UniPort) has expelled eight students over alleged misconduct bordering on plagiarism, extortion and examination malpractices.

UNIPORT acting vice chancellor inaugurates committees to resolve crisis rocking varsity

Acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt, Prof. Stephen Okodudu, has expressed worries over the lingering crises rocking the institution.

UNN starts registration for 2020 post-UTME screening exam

The University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has started online registration for 2020 post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (post-UTME) screening.

9mobile launches e-SIM to improve flexible connectivity

Nigeria’s telecoms company, 9mobile, has announced the launch of embedded subscriber identity module (eSIM) on its network. eSIM is a software-based digital chip that comes along with a device directly embedded by the manufacturer. eSIM replaces the traditional physical plastic SIM card for compatible devices and brings a whole new spectrum of benefits and possibilities.

WAEC releases 2020 WASSCE timetable

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the timetable for the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination.

Nigerian Breweries earns N152 billion revenue in six months

Nigerian Breweries Plc says it earned a revenue of N152 billion for the half-year (H1) ended June 30, 2020.

UNICEF: Breastfeeding still best for mothers, babies

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to celebrate this Year’s World Breastfeeding Week starting from August to 7th, the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has urged mothers to continue to breastfeed their babies while observing all necessary safety and hygiene precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos.

MURIC: WAEC timetable anti-Muslim

An Islamic human rights organisation, Muslim Rights Concern, has rejected the examination timetable recently released by the West African Examinations Council for the 2020 West African Secondary School Certificate Examinations scheduled to begin on August 11, 2020.
Wale Ojo-Lanre, Senior Special Assistant on Tourism Development to Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, has urged intending investors to visit the state as it remains conducive for investment.

Ekiti conducive for tourism investment – official

Wale Ojo-Lanre, Senior Special Assistant on Tourism Development to Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, has urged intending investors to visit the state as it remains conducive for investment.
The Aba automated shoe factory is set to commence operations, September 2020.

Abia governor inaugurates board of shoe factory, to begin production soon

Governor Ikpeazu, while Inaugurating the committee in Umuahia, said shoe factory was established to put Abia in the mainstream of a competitive global shoe market and to consolidate the position of Aba in particular and Abia State in general as a global hub for shoe manufacturing and other leather products.

NNPC suffers 47 percent drop in petrol sales revenue

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation saw its revenue from petrol sales plunge by 47.38 per cent to N107.61bn in April as supply dropped amid the coronavirus lockdown and the reduction in the pump price of the product.
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.

Union Bank to provide potable water to six geo-political zones in Nigeria

Union Bank of Nigeria (UBN) said on Friday that it would provide potable water to the six geo-political zones in the country as part of its support and Corporate Social Responsibility to Nigerians.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has said that $15.3million, which is part of the money Olalekan Jacob Ponle aka Woodberry stole, was stashed away in a Bitcoin (BTC) wallet.

How FBI tracked Hushuppi’s ally Woodberry via WhatsApp, iPhone

Olalekan Jacob Ponle, popularly known as Woodberry, was nabbed through details accessed from his WhatsApp, iPhone and Bitcoin transactions, court documents reveal.
The new head of Nigeria's state oil company NNPC, Mele Kyari, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Abuja, Nigeria August 7, 2019. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NNPC announces top-management level appointments, redeployments

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced new appointments and redeployments in the National Oil Company, as part of ongoing efforts to strengthen and reposition NNPC for greater efficiency, transparency and profitability in line with the Next Level Agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission on Friday arraigned a Lagos-based cosmetic surgeon, Dr Anuoluwapo Adepoju, whose services allegedly resulted in the death of one Mrs Nneka Onwuzuligbo.

FCCPC arraigns cosmetic surgeon for obstructing investigation

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission on Friday arraigned a Lagos-based cosmetic surgeon, Dr Anuoluwapo Adepoju, whose services allegedly resulted in the death of one Mrs Nneka Onwuzuligbo.
Gianna Andjembe, a masters student in electrical engineering, demonstrates how an automatic hand-sanitiser dispenser he designed works at Dakar’s Ecole Superieur de Polytechnique (ESP) in Dakar on May 8, 2020. (Photo by Seyllou - AFP)

Senegalese students invent automatic sanitiser dispensers

Senegalese engineering students are throwing themselves at the West African state’s growing coronavirus problem with inventions such as automatic sanitiser dispensers and medical robots.
National Universities Commission (NUC),

Court orders NUC, Airtel to pay media outfit N703 million for copyright infringement

Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court, Abuja, in Wednesday ordered the National Universities Commission (NUC) and Zain Nigeria Ltd (now Airtel) to pay N703 million in damages to a media company, TV Xtra Production for copyright infringement.

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Innocent Chukwuma: Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing only imports engine, light

Chief Innocent Chukwuma, Chairman/CEO, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing, IVM, has revealed that his company only imports engine and light, as all the electrical aspects and other equipment are sourced in-country.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a 'new era of cooperation' [Petr David Josek-AP]

US decries Russia’s decree targeting VOA, others

The U.S. says it is ”deeply concerned’’ by a recent draft decree published by Russian authorities targeting media entities funded by the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) in Russia.
President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, on Monday outlined his priorities for the remaining part of his tenure in 2020.

UNGA president urges support for Lebanon

President of the United Nations General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, has urged the international community to stand by the people of Lebanon following the August 4 deadly explosions in Beirut.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan, gave the directive in a circular on Monday in Abuja.

Nigerian government directs civil servants on levels 12, 13 to resume work

The Nigerian government has directed federal civil servants on Grade Levels 12 and 13 as well as those on essential duties to resume full duties.
President Donald Trump on Monday postponed the Group of Seven (G7) meeting until after the United States election in November, after a previous delay due to COVID-19 concerns, CNN reported.

Donald Trump postpones G7 Summit until after US election

President Donald Trump on Monday postponed the Group of Seven (G7) meeting until after the United States election in November, after a previous delay due to COVID-19 concerns, CNN reported.