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UTME candidates laud JAMB for hitch-free CBT

Some candidates and centre officials for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) have lauded the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) for the hitch-free conduct of the examination.
MTN Nigeria Plc (MTN) has announced the trial of e-SIM services on its network based on approvals received from the Federal Government.

MTN: Service disruption to be minimal

Reacting to what it described as misleading media coverage relating to a notice sent to a select group of its enterprise customers about potential service disruptions, the Chief Executive Officer, MTN Nigeria, Karl Toriola, said that maintaining network stability and high levels of customer service remained a key priority for the company.
MTN Nigeria Plc (MTN) has announced the trial of e-SIM services on its network based on approvals received from the Federal Government.

MTN picks partners to expand mobile OpenRAN network in Africa

South Africa's mobile and broadband operator MTN Group has selected five partners to launch an open radio access network (OpenRAN) in Africa to expand 4G and 5G services more quickly and cheaply, it said on Wednesday

NGO trains Kebbi food processors on basic nutrition, food safety

Scaling Up Nutrition Business Network (SBN), an NGO, has organised a two-day training for food processors in Kebbi State on basic nutrition and food safety.
CNN’s chief international anchor Christiane Amanpour has announced she has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

Christiane Amanpour says she has ovarian cancer

CNN’s chief international anchor Christiane Amanpour has announced she has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
Hacked data stolen from CD Projekt is circulating online, the company says. The studio behind Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 says it can not confirm the exact contents of the data being circulated, but believes it relates to its games, contractors, and both current and former employees. It also warned that the data may have been manipulated or tampered with.

Cyberpunk 2077 developer says its hacked data is circulating online

Hacked data stolen from CD Projekt is circulating online, the company says. The studio behind Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 says it can not confirm the exact contents of the data being circulated, but believes it relates to its games, contractors, and both current and former employees. It also warned that the data may have been manipulated or tampered with.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday inaugurated security equipment for the police and other security agencies in Lagos State.

Lagos governor asks security agencies to crush criminals

Lagos State Government has tightened the noose on criminal elements, as Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu fortifies the armoury of the State Police Command with new hardware and gadgets.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has commissioned the multimillion naira bus terminal at Oshodi that will also service passengers using the Murtala Mohammed International Airport.

Lagos governor donates hardware to police, asks security agencies to crush criminals

Lagos State Government has tightened the noose on criminal elements, as Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu fortifies the armoury of the State Police Command with new hardware and gadgets.
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APC warns Nigerians against resort to VPN

The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has warned Nigerians against the continued resort to using the Virtual Private Network VPN to access the banned microblogging platform, Twitter, saying many private investments have already gone down the drain as a result of using VPN.
The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center, CISLAC, Thursday, hailed President Muhammadu Buhari over the appointment of Dr Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as Executive Secretary of Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI.

Nigeria to chair EITI contract transparency network

Nigeria has been appointed to chair the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) global network on contract transparency.
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc (IBEDC) said it has begun the implementation of the revised service-based reflective tariff as approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

Labour moves against Ibadan Disco over salary review

The National Union of Electricity Employees, NUES, has urged the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, to increase wages for workers, barely eight years after its commencement of operations.
An analysis of the cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline found that the hackers were able to access the company’s network using a compromised VPN password, Bloomberg reported.

Hackers used ‘compromised password’ in Colonial Pipeline cyberattack

An analysis of the cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline found that the hackers were able to access the company’s network using a compromised VPN password, Bloomberg reported. The hack led to a ransomware payout of $4.4 million, and resulted in gas prices around $3 per gallon for the first time in several years at US gas stations.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

Nigerian government orders prosecution of Twitter ban ‘violators’

Despite the widespread condemnation of the Nigerian government’s ban on Twitter operations in the country, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, took a step further on Saturday by issuing an order for its ‘enforcement’.
Twitter said Tuesday it was rolling out tweets which disappear after 24 hours, joining rival social platforms in offering ephemeral messages.

41 CSOs flay Nigerian government’s Twitter ban

Following the Federal Government suspension of Twitter, a microblogging social media platform, a consortium of 41 civil society organisations (CSOs) cutting across religious and human rights divides have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare himself as a military junta.
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 deactivates Twitter account

Nigeria’s first lady, Aisha Buhari, has deactivated her Twitter account following a short announcement on Friday evening.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NEITI seals pact with NNPC, DPR on contract transparency

In a move towards deepening transparency, the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has secured the trust of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to ensure that the terms of all contracts signed in the petroleum sector are open and totally accessible to Nigerians as required by the global Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).
The Dangote Sugar Refinery (DSR) says it is making concerted efforts to meet the country’s industrial and households sugar demands.

Dangote Sugar Refinery unveils new packaging, pledges to meet Nigeria’s demand

The Dangote Sugar Refinery (DSR) says it is making concerted efforts to meet the country’s industrial and households sugar demands.

Turkish court hands media exco, police chief 1,000 years jail term

A Turkish court on Friday sentenced a media executive and a former police chief to more than 1,000 years each in prison for conspiring to bring match-fixing charges against Fenerbahce.

Aero Contractor begins flight services to Bauchi, Maiduguri

Aero Contractor Airline on Monday inagurated its flight services to Bauchi and Maiduguri routes.
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: Hacking group masquerading as USAID

Nigeria’s Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has urged Nigerians to beware of a widespread malicious email campaign undertaken by a hacking group, Nobelium.

NITDA cautions Nigerians on new email-based attack from Solarwindhackers

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has warned Nigerians to be cautious on new email-based attacks from Solarwindhackers.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed optimism that the current clouds and travails covering Nigeria would give way to a glorious and bright new nation.

VP: Nigerian government deploys significant resources to address challenges in human capital development

The federal government has over the years deployed significant resources to address challenges in education and healthcare, in its efforts to address human capital development and related issues in the country, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has said.

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Phil Foden's performances at international level have been adversely affected by his style of play at Manchester City according to Wayne Rooney, who insists that the England star is not a dribbler.

Euro 2020: Phil Foden hits back at Gareth Southgate’s critics

Phil Foden has defended Gareth Southgate after the England manager was criticised for his side’s spluttering start at Euro 2020.
Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.

Chelsea manager Tuchel turning to Sweden’s Alexander Isak

According to AS, Isak is among a number of targets that Chelsea could pursue instead, the 21-year-old who has previously been linked with Arsenal is one of the continent’s most sought-after forwards and has impressed for Sweden at Euro 2020.

Oyo NUJ charges governor, police to arrest killers of journalist

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Oyo State Council, has called on the state government and Police Command to fish out the killers of an Ibadan-based journalist, Titus Badejo.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has commended the patience and understanding displayed by the Muslim faithful in observing Ramadhan fast and celebrating this year’s Sallah under quarantine conditions.

Kaduna governor visits communities terrorised by bandits, condoles with families

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Saturday paid a confidence-building visit to communities affected by bandit attacks around the Kaduna-Abuja highway in Chikun LGA.
Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, Mr Adedayo Adewole, made the disclosure while inspecting some of the ploughed lands, located in Ife South Local Government Area of the state, on Sunday.

Food sufficiency: Osun government to allocate 1000 hectares of land to farmers

Osun state government says it has set aside 1000 hectares of land for farming to boost food sufficiency and make the state the food basket of South-West zone.

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A medical staff member wearing protective gear holds a coronavirus sample of a resident at a drive-through screening and testing facility at the port city of Karachi. Rizwan TABASSUM - AFP

Malawi runs out of coronavirus vaccines as second jabs due

Delays in coronavirus vaccine shipments to Malawi have caused health facilities to run out of doses as hundreds are due to receive a second shot, the health minister said Saturday.
Former BBNaija housemate, Omashola, has narrated how he fought two suspected gunmen who tried to rob him some weeks back.

Omashola: How I fought gun-wielding men who tried to rob me

Former BBNaija housemate, Omashola, has narrated how he fought two suspected gunmen who tried to rob him some weeks back.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that by pooling together the collective resources and comparative advantages of the Armed Forces and other security agencies, “the enemy will now feel the ferocity of our firepower and the weight of our resolve.”

President Buhari vows not to rest until peace is restored

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday assured residents of Borno State of the federal government’s readiness to fight terrorism to the end, telling the military not to give criminals a breathing space to undermine Nigeria’s interests.
PDP senator Sahabi Ya’u (Zamfara North) has supported grazing routes, promising to build ranches for herdsmen in his constituency to complement government efforts to tackle insecurity.

Zamfara senator supports grazing routes

PDP senator Sahabi Ya’u (Zamfara North) has supported grazing routes, promising to build ranches for herdsmen in his constituency to complement government efforts to tackle insecurity.
FILE PHOTO: Director-General of the World Trade Organisation Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala speaks during a press conference remotely on the annual global WTO trade forecast at the headquarters of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland March 31, 2021. Salvatore Di Nolfi/Pool via Reuters/File Photo

WTO head says pandemic-related trade barriers are rising

The head of the World Trade Organization said on Monday that trade barriers related to medical supplies used against COVID-19 had risen and urged member states to drop them, as it intensified efforts to reach a deal on vaccine-sharing.