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The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has drawn the attention of Nigerians to a fraudulent online data collection form that is capitalizing on the COVID-19 pandemic to defraud unsuspecting Nigerians.

NITDA working to balance concerns, advantages of fourth industrial revolution – chief

As studies indicate that some jobs are vulnerable to automation in the next decade and how companies and organisations get to adapt to the rapid transformation, security risks triggered by digitisation, the Director-General of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mallam Kashifu Abdullahi, has said that the agency is working round the clock to balance the concerns and advantages of Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR).
Watford have taken the remarkable decision to sack Nigel Pearson with just two games of the Premier League season to go.

Nigel Pearson overwhelmed by fan support after Watford sacking

Nigel Pearson says he was overwhelmed by the support he received from Watford fans after being sacked by the club on Sunday with two games of the Premier League season remaining.
Jada Pinkett Smith has admitted she did have an affair with singer August Alsina while married to Will Smith.

Jada Pinkett Smith admits she has an affair with rapper August Alsina

Jada Pinkett Smith has admitted she did have an affair with singer August Alsina while married to Will Smith.
From right: Chairman, Edo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Tony Aziegbemi and the Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Edo State Deputy Governor, Kingsley Omiyi Ehigiamusor, during inspection of facilities at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City.

Edo guber: PDP applauds Governor Obaseki’s infrastructural development

The Edo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has applauded Governor Godwin Obaseki’s developmental strides in the various sectors of the state.

Nigerian Navy: 33 rear admirals, 77 commodores redeployed

To this effect, the affected officers, consisting of 33 Rear Admirals and 77 Commodores, are to steer the affairs of Naval commands, units, and training institutions across Nigeria.

Experts advocate need for review of Nigeria’s foreign policy

Nigeria’s foreign policy like those in other places is expected to achieve great benefits for Nigeria and her citizen but this expectation, by the judgment of many informed Nigerians, is yet to be fully realised.
As part of its ongoing effort to revitalise the growth of SME’s in the Health Sector, Polaris Bank has announced the introduction of a new Polaris Health Sector Loan bundle to support the growth of the sector.

Polaris Bank optimistic on post-coronavirus performance

Polaris Bank plans to leverage its investment in cutting-edge information technology to harness emerging opportunities and mitigate the disruptive effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on its business.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti: We have conducted 177 coronavirus tests

The Ekiti State Commissioner for Health, Dr Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, has declared that 177 tests have been conducted since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the state.
The General Overseer of the Gospel Faith Mission International (GOFAMINT), Pastor Elijah Abina, has challenged the federal government and security forces to intensify the onslaughts against insurgents and criminal elements across the nation.

Pastor Abina charges women to be change agents

General Overseer of the Gospel Faith Mission International (GOFAMINT), Pastor Dr Elijah Abina, has charged Christian women to be change agents.
UPS and CVS are teaming up to deliver prescription medicine via drone to residents of The Villages retirement community in Florida.

UPS, CVS to use drones to deliver prescriptions

UPS and CVS are teaming up to deliver prescription medicine via drone to residents of The Villages retirement community in Florida. The service, which will use Matternet’s M2 drones, is being conducted with authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration.
The University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka has offered employment to no fewer than 100 graduates of the university, who made first class in various fields of studies in the university.

University of Lagos offers employment to 100 first class graduates

The University of Lagos, Akoka has offered employment to no fewer than 100 graduates of the university, who made first class in various fields of studies in the university.
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UBA posts N89.1 billion profit after tax in 2019

United Bank of Nigeria (UBA) Plc has posted a profit after tax of N89.1 billion for the financial year ended Dec. 31, 2019.
The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

Minimum wage: Kogi NLC chairman assures workers of payment

The Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, Kogi chapter, Comrade Onuh Edokah, has charged workers in the state to remain resolute as he assured that the government has set up machinery to tackle all issues surrounding the payment of minimum wage to them.

Rwanda’s Paul Kagame drops another hint he might retire soon

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has hinted at the possibility of not running for a fourth term, noting that his wish is for a woman to replace him when he retires from office.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi governor presents 178 billion budget for 2020

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi on Friday, presented a budget of N178.1 billion for 2020 to the state House of Assembly.

Abia IPAC to formulate 25-years development plan for good governance

The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in Abia said it would develop a 25-year development plan that could facilitate good governance and overall transformation of the state.

EFCC quizzes Air Peace chief over ‘$44.9 million wire deals’

As part of the ongoing probe of alleged $44.9 million wire deals, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has interrogated the Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Ifechukwu Onyema.
Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi; Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, and Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, during the courtesy visit by PACAC to the Senate President at the National Assembly on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Itse Sagay applauds Senate’s leadership for commitment to service

Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption (PACA), Prof. Itse Sagay, on Thursday applauded the leadership of the ninth Senate for its commitment to service of the country.

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The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Osagie: We do not stuff dollars in babaringa in Edo

The Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, has said Governor Godwin Obaseki delivers sustainable projects to better the lives of Edo people and does not go about stuffing dollars in babariga, like the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Kaduna attacks: Senator Shehu Sani urges concerted efforts by government, security agencies

Malam Shehu Sani, who represented Kaduna Central in the Senate from 2015 to 2019, has called on the Kaduna state government and security agencies to seek out better strategies toward ending killings in the state.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi governor urges President Buhari to increase Nigerian Army funds

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, Friday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to increase funding and logistics to the Nigeria Army, rather than contemplating sacking the Service Chiefs.
A security officer wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus stands outside the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, China on Aug. 6, 2020. Mark Schiefelbein-AP

Canadian sentenced to death on drug charges in China

China sentenced another Canadian to death on drugs charges Friday, the second in two days to be handed the punishment, as tensions soar between Beijing and Ottawa.
Fifteen passengers and a pilot have been reported dead after an Air India Express flight skidded off the runway at Calicut international airport in Kerala.

Many feared dead as Indian plane crashes

Fifteen passengers and a pilot have been reported dead after an Air India Express flight skidded off the runway at Calicut international airport in Kerala.