What Nigeria can learn from United Arab Emirates…

Nigeria is at the verge of losing her maintstay to absolute mismanagement without any viable sustainable economic diversification in sight. This is due to, according to experts, myriads of teething troubles that have bedeviled the whole system since we fullly moved into Democractic governance in 1999. The question is, are we taking the right cue from those nations of the world ...

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Saraki must reconvene National Assembly Immediately, says APC

Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday called on the Senate president Bukola Saraki to reconvene the National Assembly “immediately” to consider the 2019 general election Budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). “The National Assembly must be convened immediately,” APC’s acting national publicity secretary, Mr Yekini Nabena said in a statement. This is coming weeks after president ...

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Arrested Premium Times reporter, Samuel Ogundipe released!

Premium Times reporter, Samuel Ogundipe arrested by Nigerian Police force on Tuesday has been released. Ogundipe was freed on Friday after he was granted bail by magistrate Abdulwahab Mohammed of the Kubwa Grade 1 Magistrate Court in Kubwa, Abuja. Premium Times said Ogundipe was held for publishing a report sent to acting president Yemi Osinbajo by the inspector general of ...

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NCC tackles sharp practices through consumer outreach

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)‎ has said that it would continue to ensure that consumers of communications enjoyed the services expected to be provided by the Service Providers. Speaking at the 97th Edition of Consumer Outreach Programme (COP), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, executive vice chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)‎, represented by Alhaji Ismail ‎Adedigba, deputy director of Consumer Affairs Bureau at ...

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MSF Kicks off Emergency aid for the dying Children in the North East

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on that Friday it was providing emergency help after 33 children died in a camp housing people that have been displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria. MSF said that the children died between August 2nd and 15th in Bama, once the second-largest town in the ravaged state of Borno but now a ...

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Ozekhome condemns Premium Times reporter’s detention, SERAP writes UN

An advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights, and Accountability Project has written to the United Nations over the arrest and detention of a reporter with online medium, Premium Times, Samuel Ogundipe, by the police Special Anti-Robbery Squad. This was as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Mike Ozekhome, condemned the arrest and detention of the journalist, describing it as a re-enactment of ...

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“Data is critical in provision of Healthcare” – Health Minister

The Hon. Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has once again reemphasised the role of data in Healthcare Service delivery. He reiterated this in a Joint Press Briefing with National Population Commission on the commencement of Nigeria Demographic and Health survey 2018 in Abuja today. Read his full statement at the Press Briefing below: I am pleased to welcome the ...

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MTN takes N200bn loan from 12 Nigerian banks

MTN Nigeria has signed an N200 billion medium-term loan agreement with 12 Nigerian banks. FBN Quest is the facility agent of the loan deal which was signed on Wednesday. According to the company, the loan is to help fund its service expansion plans to underserved and unserved parts of the country. The banks which signed the loan are Citibank Nigeria ...

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Detained Journalist, Jones Abiri Freed After 2 years in DSS Custody

Jones Abiri, the Bayelsa based journalist detained for over two years by the Department for State Service, DSS has been released. The journalist was released on Wednesday evening after he met his bail conditions, his lawyer said. Mr Abiri was detained by the State Security Service for two years without trial over allegations he was linked to armed militancy in ...

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Why presidency deliberately delayed INEC budget – Abaribe

Senate committee leader on Power and steel, Eyinnaya Abaribe, Thursday, said the call by Presidency for Nigeria’s Senate to reconvene was “unnecessary” and a bid to blame the Senate. The Senate and the House of Representatives proceeded on annual recess on July 24 to reconvene on September 25. There have been several calls by the presidency urging the federal lawmakers ...

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