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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.

Nollywood calls for bundled broadband, local content

Principal players in the nation’s entertainment space, Nollywood, have intensified calls for government to make bundled broadband internet service widely available in its quest to diversify the economy and boost the emergence of local digital content.
Fourth Right- Dr Isa Pantami, the D-G of NITDA and officials of the agency at the Public Presentation of IT Guidelines in Abuja

NITDA unveils IT guidelines, calls for strict compliance

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) on Friday unveiled five Information Technology (IT) Guidelines and regulatory frameworks to ensure ease of doing business in the sector.

Don’t patronise unregistered IT firms – NITDA tells MDAs

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has advised Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), to avoid using the services of unregistered companies on Information Technology (IT) projects.

House of Representatives moves to prevent telecom firms from storing data abroad

The House of Representatives has called on the federal government to mandate the Localisation of Data and Operations by Telecoms firms in the country in the interest of national security.

ATCON seeks restructuring of Nigeria’s ICT sector

The structure of Nigeria’s telecommunications and ICT sector is not really beneficial to Nigeria as a country in terms of foreign exchange earnings because most of the inputs in the sector are imported from the developed countries and very little value-add exported.

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Two suspects lynched after trader robbed, shot dead in Akwa Ibom

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers in the early hours of Monday invaded Mbiabong Itam community in Itu Local government Area, Akwa Ibom State, and killed a young shop owner identified as Ecole.
Lorient striker Terem Moffi says he will go crazy with joy if giving the opportunity to don the green and white jersey of the senior national team.

Borussia Dortmund interested in Terem Moffi

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Firefighters worked Sunday to control a blaze at the University of Cape Town’s library, where valuable historical collections have been destroyed. Nic Bothma-EPA, via Shutterstock

Cape Town fire ‘contained’ as firefighters battle windy conditions

A blaze advanced along South Africa's iconic Table Mountain toward central Cape Town on Monday after ravaging university buildings, while firefighters battled strong winds in their efforts to control it and officials evacuated residential areas.
Premier League teams are in the race to sign Nigerian attacker Emmanuel Dennis following his impressive performance for his club side Club Brugge.

Fenerbache propose sensational swap deal for Emmanuel Dennis

Turkish giants, Fenerbache, have proposed an exchange deal that will see Emmanuel Dennis come over, while Tanzania star Ally Samatta joins Belgian champions Club Brugge.

No fracas in Taraba PDP – chairman

Retired Lt.-Col. Agbu Kefas, the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Taraba has denied reports of division within the state chapter of the party.

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Governor Aminu Masari has ordered all boarding schools shut in Katsina a day after bandits abducted some students of Kankara Government Science Secondary School, 97 Kms from the capital..

Katsina governor identifies agriculture as means to solve unemployment

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has identified the need to invest in agricultural production, to solve the unemployment issues of Nigeria.
FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in the signing ceremony of the general agreement between the All-Russian unions of trade unions, employers and the government of the Russian Federation, via a video conference call, at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia March 31, 2021. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS

Russia expels 20 Czechs after blast blamed on Skripal suspects

Moscow expelled 20 Czech diplomats on Sunday in a confrontation over Czech allegations that two Russian spies accused of a nerve agent poisoning in Britain in 2018 were behind an earlier explosion at a Czech ammunition depot that killed two people.
Malawi will destroy over 16 000 expired coronavirus vaccines donated to the impoverished country by the African Union three weeks before their use-by-date, a health official said on Wednesday.

Malawi to destroy 16 000 expired coronavirus vaccines

Malawi will destroy over 16 000 expired coronavirus vaccines donated to the impoverished country by the African Union three weeks before their use-by-date, a health official said on Wednesday.
Lady Chidi Alexandra Onyemelukwe, the daughter of the Second Republic vice President Alex Ekwueme, says she is contesting the November governorship election in Anambra State in order to add value to governance and make a difference.

Anambra election: I’m well prepared to serve – Alex Ekwueme’s daughter

The daughter of the late vice president of Nigeria, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, Mrs. Chidi Onyemelukwe has said that she is fully prepared to serve as governor of Anambra State, having acquired the necessary experience in governance.
The General Assembly of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, on Tuesday, inaugurated a seven-member Interim Management Committee, IMC, headed by Abdullahi Maje, to pilot the affairs of the association for the next six months.

IMC: 2023 political gladiators behind ALGON crisis

The Interim Management Committee (IMC), of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) has blamed politicians planning to use the association for their selfish interest ahead of the 2023 general elections for the current crisis rocking it.