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“3,188 innocent Nigerian Citizens were killed unjustly, in 2019” – Report says

A group of Civil Rights Activists, Human Rights Defenders and advocates in Nigeria have released a well-researched report supported by Global Rights Nigeria, revealing scary figures of mass killings and atrocities being carried out in Nigeria with impunity. The group made this disclosure yesterday, Tuesday, at a Press Briefing and official Dissemination of the report focusing how mass atrocities of ...

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Google, NOA collaborate to Launch “Digital Parenting Initiative” to create safer web for Nigerian Child

To mark this year’s #SaferInternetDay, Google, in collaboration with National Orientation Agency (NOA) and Public Procurement Development Centre (PPDC) has launched “Digital Parenting Initiative” a program aimed at educating guardians, teachers and families on online tools that bring families together to learn, have fun and be safe online. Google also made a disclosure that $1million Fund has be earmarked for ...

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International Day Of Women & Girls In Science: Impacts of Women in National Development cannot be downplayed” – GPBN

Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria has called on both public and private sectors Nigeria to prioritise the training and capacity development of women and the girl child in Science as this is the one of the ways to bridge the gender gap in nation-building. In a statement issued by the Guild, and signed by its Director of Communications, Emeka ...

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AfDB Joins TEF Programme Catalysing Entrepreneurship Across Africa

Tony Elumelu has congratulated the African Development Bank (AfDB), and AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina, on their commitment to African entrepreneurship, with the disbursement of $2.5million seed capital to the AfDB-sponsored beneficiaries of the 2019 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. $2.5m was released today, with the remainder expected to be disbursed to the entrepreneurs in Q12020. The AfDB commitment follows the recent $8.5 million ...

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MTN Rwanda Phases Out Recharge Cards, See why this may not work in Nigeria yet

MTN Rwanda has announced it is phasing out physical airtime vouchers including recharge cards in the country. This move according to the telecom company was to drive the country’s digital adoption. Users of MTN in Rwanda will only be able to purchase or load airtime through digital channels. This could be done either through MTN’s digital Electronic Recharge Service (ERS), which allows ...

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“We are prioritizing welfare of Children, Women affected by insurgency” – Prof. Zulum

The Executive Governor of Borno State, Professor Zulum has reiterated his priority for the Children, women as well as Internally Displaced (IDPs) indigenes of the state who according to him, are most vulnerable and badly affected by the recent insurgency attacks. Speaking on the ceaseless attacks by the Boko Haram, he said many children were left homeless and begging after ...

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Group drags FGN, Cross Rivers State Govt to Court over unlawful detention of a Journalist, Agba Jalingo

A Civil Society Organisation and Human Right Organization, SERAP Nigeria has dragged Federal Government of Nigeria and Cross River State Government to ECOWAS Court of Justice yesterday for unlawfully detained and charged a journalist, Agba Jalingo with treason over a publication he made late last year, allegedly criticising the Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade. SERAP had previously disclosed its ...

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FGN disburses N220bn to the 36 States in order to invest in Basic Education

After several years of advocacy campaigns by the civil society groups and education experts who have been calling for tangible Improvements in Education sector. And also for Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) to invest more in the basic education of her Citizens since most States have failed woefully in this regard. Nevertheless, FGN has finally heed the advise and has ...

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Cross Rivers Youths to be empowered through Ben Ayade Livestock Enterprise Initiative

The Executive of Governor of Cross Rivers State, Ben Ayade has completed part of his plans of empowering young Entrepreneurs and creating job opportunities in Livestock Business initiative in the State. Ayade, having completed a multi billion Naira chicken processing plant in Calabar made this announcement recently, that the plant would also source for Chickens locally from the Livestock and ...

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Ex-Governor of Taraba State bags 12 years jail term for corruption charges!

The Supreme Court on Friday affirmed the conviction and sentence of a former Governor of Taraba State, Jolly Nyame, to 12 years imprisonment for N1.6bn corruption charges. But a five-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili, in its unanimous judgment, set aside the N100m fine imposed on him by the Court of Appeal. Delivering the lead ...

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