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Former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies aged 93

The former United Nations secretary general Boutros Boutros-Ghali has died, the security council has said. Boutros-Ghali, an Egyptian, was 93 and served one five-year term as UN chief from 1992 to 1996. He was succeeded by Kofi Annan. Venezuela’s UN ambassador, Rafael Dario Ramírez Carreño, the current holder of the security council’s rotating presidency, made the announcement on Tuesday. No ...

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World Read Aloud Day Comes Up February 20th!

World Read Aloud Day is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words and creates a community of readers advocating for every child’s right to a safe education, increased access to books and technology. ...

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Career Opportunity: Save the Children is hiring Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator!

To assume a technical role in implementing, and maintaining effective and appropriate Monitoring and Evaluation systems for all project activities in Lagos and Cross Rivers States. The post will involve coordination with state teams, and in line with USAID reporting requirements, and with SC guidelines and best practices. KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY Based on the project proposal, implementation plan, and ...

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Why Nigeria Might Regulate Use of WhatsApp, BBM, Skype, Facebook, Skype – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission is considering a framework for the regulation of over-the-top services in the Nigerian telecoms market. Over-the-top services, otherwise known as OTT, are services carried over the networks, delivering value to customers, but without any carrier service provider being involved in planning, selling, provisioning, or servicing them. OTT services are offered through Internet communication. In Nigeria, the ...

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Apply: Nigerian AirForce is Recruiting this #February

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Be part of 2016 #SocialMedia Week in #Lagos

Register to be part of Social Media Week in Lagos Where Social Media Meets Power. Social Media Week focuses on the intersection of power, politics, data journalism, and social media in Nigeria. The purpose of this panel is to explore how social media and data journalism are challenging conventional power structures to promote good governance, transparent public institutions, and improve livelihoods ...

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Breaking: NOA DG, Mike Omeri and Other five heads of parastatals Sacked by FGN

The Federal Government has on Monday, February 15, sacked Mike Omeri, Director General, National Orientation Agency alongside other five heads of information-related Parastatals under the Ministry of Information and Culture. This was contained in statement issued by Segun Adeyemi, Special Adviser to the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed. “The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced ...

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NCC set to increase broadband penetration in Nigeria

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commissions, Prof. Umar Danbatta, said on Friday that the commission would increase broadband penetration in Nigeria from 6.5 per cent to 10 per cent. Danbatta made the announcement at an interactive session with newsmen in Kano to present the commission’s eight-point agenda. He said the increase in broadband penetration was at the ...

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$2.1bn arms deal: EFCC arrests Amosu’s wife, recovers $1mn

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the wife of the immediate past Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (rtd) in relation to the ongoing investigation into the $2.1 billion arms procurement fund. EFCC arrests Mrs Lara Amosu after N3 billion was traced to her bank accounts. Today.ng reports that Mrs. Lara Amosu was arrested last ...

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NCC soon start regulation of Facebook, Skype, WhatsApp and other OTT

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) announced on Tuesday that it will soon start regulating the activities of Over-The-Top (OTT) players in the Nigerian telecommunications market. OTT players are platforms to include Facebook, Skype, WhatsApp, Viber, Blackberry Messenger (BBM) and WeChat, among others, that deliver audio, video, and other media over the Internet without the involvement of a multiple-system operator in ...

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