Internet Society, Facebook announce Internet Exchange Points throughout Africa

The Internet Society and Facebook are partnering to expand internet connectivity across Africa. They are aiming to achieve this by developing Internet Exchange Points (IXP) throughout Africa. Internet Exchange Point is where multiple local and international networks, ISPs and content providers interconnect their networks together to efficiently exchange Internet traffic through an arrangement commonly referred to as Peering. Currently, 42% ...

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Fayose Still In EFCC’s Custody

Former Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, who reported to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Abuja on Tuesday, on the commission’s invitation, is still in its custody. But, the commission has declined comment on the issue, preferring the media await developments on it. Head of Media and Publicity of the commission, Wilson Uwajeren, told News Agency of Nigeria ...

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NLC, TUC threaten to commence strike on Nov 6

The Nigeria Labour Congress, the Trade Union Congress and the United Labour Congress have threatened to go on strike on November 6 if the Federal Government fails to take the plight of Nigerian workers more seriously. Specifically, the labour unions said if the upward review of the national minimum wage was not acceded to by the governors and the Federal ...

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BREAKING! Soldiers Take Over Kaduna Streets As Govt Declares 24-hr Curfew

Soldiers have taken over the streets of Kaduna metropolis on Sunday, after pockets of protests. In quick response, the Kaduna State Government announced a 24-hour curfew to prevent the protesters from unleashing mayhem on innocent citizens. According to a reliable source, rumours of the crisis started going round at about 4pm, when calls were received from loved ones, telling their ...

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Former CJN, Justice Idris Kutigi dies at 78!

Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi, 78, is dead. Kutigi died in a London hospital on Saturday night. The chief press secretary to Niger State governor, Jibrin Ndace, confirmed the death of the former Chief Justice in a telephone interview with THISDAY on Sunday. Ndace said the jurist died in the United Kingdom on Saturday night after ...

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Woman Killed, Others Injured as Soldiers Allegedly Raid Plateau Community over Gen. Alkali

A 35-year woman, Sarah Edward Nyam was allegedly shot dead in Fwapwa Di Village of Jos South Local Government Area (LGA) of Plateau State on Thursday night by men of the Nigerian Army. Doi is a neighbouring village to Dura Du where missing Army General Idris Alkali’s car was discovered in a minning pond penultimate week. Husband of the women, ...

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FG pledges to employ only qualified teachers – Minister

Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has said that a database of qualified unemployed teachers was being gathered nationwide to ensure such people are employed into the teaching profession. ‎ Adamu disclosed this while monitoring the 2018 Batch B Teacher Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) in Abuja on Saturday.‎ ‎ ‎The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the no fewer ...

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ONE Launches #VoteYourFuture campaign to engage political aspirants!

ONE, an international development Organisation working to end poverty in most developing countries of the world including Nigeria has launched a campaign tagged #VoteYourFuture in Abuja today Saturday 20th October. The event which had huge turnout young Nigerians – more than 4,000 Nigerians in attendance alongside other well-known celebrities within the entertainment industry such as Bisola, Banky W, FalztheBadhguy, Ebuka, ...

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Power to hit 9000 megawatts in 2020 first quarter

A new projection for power generation nationwide was yesterday put at 9000 Mega Watts (MW) effective first quarter of 2020. Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, shared this optimism at the Nigeria-South Africa Chamber of Commerce meeting in Lagos, saying power generation had steadily rose by 1000MW average per year, since 2015 till date. Fashola, who was addressing ...

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Brazil to inject $1.1bn into Nigerian agriculture

The Brazilian Ambassador to Nigeria, Ricardo Guerra de Araujo, says Brazil will soon inject 1.1 billion dollars into Nigeria’s agriculture. The envoy said on Thursday night in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that an agreement between Brazil and Nigeria on that would be concluded by the end of October. The ambassador spoke at a dinner ...

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