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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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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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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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Ejikeme Alozie-Nwagboso, a rising political star from South East!

This is an interview granted by Ejikeme Alozie-Nwagboso. A young Nigerian trained in the USA as Accountant/Finance Analyst. He is currently the CEO of Cedar Innovation. A rising political star in Ukwa Federal Constituency of Abia state. A 2015 Ukwa Federal House of Representatives contestant under United Democratic Party UDP. He shared with us his foray into geriantocratic political terrain in ...

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PROJECT PINKBLUE: COMMEMORATING #WORLDCANCERDAY!

Globally, February 4th is marked World Cancer Day. It is a day Health experts, medical researchers, cancer survivors and patients, Civil Society Organisations as well as Non-profit organisations come together to raise more awareness on Cancer, its devastating effects on its victims and how best to prevent impending death after diagnosis. To commemorate this special day, a group of young ...

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Arms Procurement Scandal: N17.5bn Traced To Airforce Chiefs’ Wives’ Accounts!

As the investigation on the recent arms procurement scandals unfolds, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has discovered N17.5 billion in the accounts of wives of three Airforce chiefs. Impeccable sources told New Telegraph that the monies were scattered in various banks accounts. It was learnt that huge amount of money has also been traced to the accounts of ...

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