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#GuberPolls: Heavy security, restriction of movement effective in Lagos

Heavy security and restriction of movement were noticed in parts of Lagos State on Saturday as residents of the state prepare for the conduct of the Governorship and the State Assembly elections. Stern-looking army officers were seen taking their positions along several roads as early as 6 a.m to effect the restriction order. This is unlike the February 23 Presidential ...

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CAN CUSTOMER BE CHARGED FOR ELECTRICITY EVEN AFTER DISCONNECTION?

DAILY LAW TIPS by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.(Tip 284) Every user of electricity in any part of Nigeria, has a Right to Request for Disconnection from electricity at any time of the year. Duration a period that a customer requested for a disconnection from the electricity Distribution Company (DisCo) in charge of his area, such a customer can no longer be charged/billed ...

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MTN Nigeria Hits N1 Trillion Revenue Landmark, Launches Smart Feature Phone

Despite its tussle with CBN, leading Nigerian telco, MTN Nigeria, ended its 2018 on a high note. Figures from its 2018 full year investor presentation shows that the company made a revenue of N1.03 trillion in 2018. This indicates a 17.1% year on year increase from N887 billion in 2017 and accounts for 28.2% of revenue made by the entire MTN group. ...

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Visa launches VEI to Celebrate, Empower Women Entrepreneurs

Global payments company, Visa has launched its first global program to empower women entrepreneurs in celebration of the 2019 International Women’s Day. Called the “Visa Everywhere Initiative (VEI): Women’s Global Edition,” the competition is aimed at showcasing female entrepreneurs with visionary solutions for commerce and payment challenges. The competition calls on women entrepreneurs from around the world to tackle challenges in the ...

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#IWD2019: WaterAid, UNICEF Introduce new WASH Guide!

In commemoration of the International Women’s Day 2019, WaterAid Nigeria and UNICEF have collaboratively introduced a new Water Sanitation and Hygiene -WASH Guide for the urban poor. In a joint statement released yesterday 8th March, by the two organisations, it was stated that the requirements of women and girls are too often ignored in the planning and design of public ...

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Card Readers, A Must in Saturday’s Polls, INEC Insists

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has insisted that the Smart Card Readers will be deployed in the Saturday polls. INEC is conducting elections governorship elections in 29 states of the Federation and the 36 states assemblies and also the council polls in FCT. The commission in a statement signed by Festus Okoye, National Commissioner, in-charge of Information and Voter ...

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Access and Diamond Banks shareholders approve merger!

Shareholders of Access Bank Plc and Diamond Bank Plc on Tuesday unanimously approved the merger of both financial institutions aimed at creating a formidable force. The shareholders gave the approval at an Extraordinary General Meetings (EGMs) of both banks held in Lagos. Mr Herbert Wigwe, Access Bank Chief Executive Officer, told the shareholders at the EGM that the merger with ...

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‘Cover plate number is no longer permitted in Nigeria’ -IGP

The Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGP Mohammed Adamu has banned the use of covered Vehicle Number Plates by all unauthorized users across the country. The order which is with immediate effect came following intelligence report that covered number plates may be used to commit electoral offences. Asides the threat to the polls, the IGP also noted that covering of vehicle ...

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Taraba LG boss task INEC, security agencies on credible poll

Justin Tyopuusu, Jalingo The Executive Chairman of Donga Local Government Council in Taraba state, Hon. Nashuka Ipeyen on Monday called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies in the state to ensure that the Saturday’s governorship and State Assembly Elections were peaceful. Ipeyen who made the call in an interview with journalists in Jalingo said the ...

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#Cryptocurrency: Investors cry foul as Gerald Cotten’s Cold Wallets Found Empty!

QuadrigaCX, a Canadian-based cryptocurrency exchange platform, has been in the news a lot over the past few months. Following the untimely death of its CEO, Gerald Cotton in December 2018, QuadrigaCX account holders have been locked out of their funds. Remember the crypto startup CEO who died without disclosing passwords to wallets containing $190M in crypto? Turns out those wallets were ...

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