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NCC, Moniepoint, Back NITRA FINTECH Forum

By Patrick Aigbokhan Ahead of the NITRA FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY (FINTECH) FORUM 2023 slated to hold on October 26, 2023, at CitiHeight Hotel, Ikeja, Nigeria’s telecommunications regulatory agency, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the all-in-one payments, banking and operations platform, Moniepoint MFB have indicated their supports toward the success of the …

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Canada Adds a Deserved Feather to Nnimmo Bassey’s Clustered Cap

By Betty Abah On October 13, 2023, York University in Toronto, Canada conferred on Nigeria’s and Africa’s leading environmental advocate, Dr. Nnimmo Bassey an honorary Doctorate of Law in recognition of his environmental advocacy work, writings and general contribution to humanity’s advancement. The letter from the awarding university reads thus: …

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Nigeria’s Independence: NGO Tasks Children on Healthy Competition, Academic excellence

A Nigeria-based NGO, Help Initiative for Social Justice and Humanitarian Development held a Spelling Bee competition and career orientation workshop for children across 8 schools in Ibadan, Nigeria. The event, held on September 30, 2023 at the American corner Jericho Ibadan as a commemoration of Nigeria’s 63rd anniversary had about sixty …

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MARAN Calls Out Customs Boss Over N180bn Rusting Anti-Smuggling Boats

By Alex Akao.  The Maritime Reporters Association of Nigeria (MARAN), has decried the sheer waste of two modern anti- smuggling boats valued at N180 billion now idling away since they were acquired by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), several years ago. The Association considered as one of the critical stakeholders …

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Full text: President Tinubu’s First Statement at UN General Assembly

President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday, September 20, delivered his first statement at the on-going 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. In his address, Tinubu called on global institutions, other nations and private sector actors to see African development as a priority. STATEMENT DELIVERED BY HIS …

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Sanwo-Olu Invites DSS To Join Investigation on Mohbad’s Death

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos, has invited the operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) to join in the ongoing investigation into the death of Mohbad. The fast-rising singer died on September 12 and was buried the next day However, his death has continued to generate some controversies …

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Tinubu Nominates Cardoso As CBN Govenors, Names Four Deputies

President Bola Tinubu has nominated Yemi Cardoso as the new governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). He has also nominated four new deputy governors; namely Emem Nnana Usoro, Muhammad Sani Abdullahi Dattijo, Philip Ikeazor and Bala M. Bello. Ajuri Ngelale, special adviser to the president on media and …

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We’ve not lifted visa ban on Nigeria — UAE

The United Arab Emirates has contradicted claims by the Nigerian government that it is to lift a year-long visa ban on Nigerian travelers. “There are no changes on the Nigeria/UAE travel status so far,” an official from the Gulf state told CNN.  The source asked not to be named because …

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NITRA Embraces New Minister, Pledges Support for Industry Growth

Journalists in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry, under the aegis of the Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA), have embraced Dr. Bosun Tijani as the newly appointed  Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, assuring the minister of their support on the growth and development of the industry. In …

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Nigeria Hosts 54 Countries, Others to Africa Internet Governance Forum 2023 

By Patrick Aigbokhan The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) will on behalf of the Federal Government host the 12th edition of the annual Africa Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF) 2023 slated to be held in Abuja from September 18 to 21  2023. In this year’s edition of the annual forum, which is scheduled to take place at the Transcorp …

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