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“Tech Industry Regulation ‘Inevitable’” says Apple Boss

Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook said new regulations for the tech industry are “inevitable” in the wake of a series of scandals, rejoining a debate that is intensifying along with political pressure on the company’s rival, Facebook. In an interview aired on Sunday, Mr Cook said “the free market is not working” and politicians will step in. His comments come ...

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WaterAid calls for action as report warns 620 million children’s education, health is compromised by lack of decent school toilets

Ahead of 2018 World Toilet Day on 19 November and after the recent declaration of a state of emergency in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector, WaterAid Nigeria is urging the Nigerian government to commence action towards prioritising sanitation for all, following a new report showing that the education and health of millions of children is threatened by a lack ...

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NEMA DG Maihaja queried over fraud, embezzlement!

It has been discovered that the Presidency had queried the embattled and indicted Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Mustpha Maihaja over fraud, corruption and embezzlement of billions of Naira illegally expended by the agency last year. However, the query and the report of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offense Commission (ICPC) were not made ...

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Probe Campaign Spending by Saraki, others, SERAP asks INEC

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), requesting him to “promptly, thoroughly and effectively investigate allegation that Senate President Bukola Saraki spent between N200m and N400m in every state, except the six South-West states, to influence the outcome of the 2015 elections for the All Progressives ...

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Fresh Strike Looms As NLC Rejects Gov’s Position On New Salaries

The labour movement is worried that Nigerians may turn a cold shoulder to a fresh call for an industrial action demanding the speedy passage of a new minimum wage law. The Guardian learnt in Abuja yesterday that employers had hinged their support for N30,000 as the new minimum wage on an assurance that there would be no strike. The labour ...

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Meet Digitaps: A Nigerian Startup That Seeks to Eliminate Water-Borne Diseases With Intelligent Water Systems

If water is life then clean water is clean life! Water is a fundamental human need. In fact every person on Earth requires at least 20 to 50 liters of clean, safe water a day. As such, the United Nations considers universal access to clean water a basic human right and made it a goal of the SDG. To make access to clean ...

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BBC Media Action Relaunches #Nosidonlook Reloaded, #UdeyAmong – a Nigeria’s Governance Project!

BBC Media Action Naija, the Non-Governmental Organization and Charity arm of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in Nigeria has relaunched today #Nosidolook and #UdeyAmong campaign- a Nigeria’s governance project aimed at addressing different steps and actions that people across Nigeria are taking to instigate change in Nigeria particularly towards increasing citizens’ participation in achieving sustainable democratic society and good governance. According ...

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Senate committed to fast-tracking passage of Police Reform Bill –Saraki

The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has reiterated Senate’s commitment to fast-tracking passage of the Nigerian Police Reform Bill. Saraki gave the assurance in a statement by his Special Assistant on New Media, Mr. Olu Onemola, on Tuesday. He said that the passage of the Bill would help to create a more responsive and efficient Police institution for ...

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‘EFCC has recovered N794 billion, £1.1 million, 407 mansions and more from looters in 3 years’ – Magu

ACTING  Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, boasted  Monday that he had set a new record in asset recovery and conviction of corrupt elements in the country in the last three years of his outing. Diezani The EFCC boss also revealed that the former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, was not being tried in the United Kingdom ...

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Ekiti State House of Assembly commences the probe of Fayose Administration

THE  Ekiti State House of Assembly,  Tuesday, commenced probe of the finances of the 16 local government chairmen under the administration of the immediate past governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose. The council bosses are still in office under Governor Kayode Fayemi owing to the fact that their two years tenure has not lapsed  having been elected on December 19, 2017. Speaking ...

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