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NBC: Idachaba out, Ilelah in

*Buhari sacks NBC DG In a surprise move that has thrown the communication sector into a limbo, President Muhammadu Buhari has refused to confirm the appointment of the Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Prof Armstrong Idachaba. He was appointed acting Director-General of the commission replacing Modibbo Kawu …

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Remembering Professor J. A. Atanda

By Toyin Falola Many Africans have shown pioneering integrity in enhancing the formidable intellectual image that has come to be associated with the Black race. Specifically, Nigeria’s intellectual network has become so important to this movement that it is inescapable and impractical to dismiss the contributions of academics and thinkers …

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Banks Begin Implementation Of N6.98 USSD Transactions

Banks on Friday started charging their customers N6.98 for  Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) transactions. Many users woke up to see the notice to pay when they attempted to make a transfer or check account balance. The USSD is a channel for delivering financial services, especially for those who do …

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A CONVERSATION WITH PRINCE YEMISI SHYLLON, PART 2

The Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Arts: Restoring African art to its glory  By Toyin Falola   The concept of the Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art arose from an appreciation of the disconnect between the Nigerian people and their history and heritage. It is a timely and laudable initiative, coming when …

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First Bank Says South East Branches Are Open For Business

First Bank of Nigeria Limited says its branches in the southeast part of the country are “fully open for business” The bank’s Group Head, Marketing and Corporate Communications, Folake Ani-Mumuney, disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday. “This is to inform the public that our South East branches are …

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Masari says open grazing is un-Islamic

The Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari, said open grazing is un-Islamic and not the best for herders. He told journalists in Katsina that the needed infrastructure should be provided for the herders so that they do not move cattle by foot. The governor’s comments is coming days after the …

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Over 100 feared dead in Kebbi boat mishap

The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has said 160 people died in the boat mishap that happened in Kebbi State. Mot of the travellers are yet to be found. According to NIWA, only four dead bodies had been recovered “but 156 out of the 180 passengers onboard the boat were …

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Confusion mounts over £4.2 million Ibori loot

*We’ve paid Delta, says FG *We are yet to receive any payment, says Delta   Confusion has engulfed the payment of the £4.2 million recovered from the former governor of Delta State, James Ibori, as the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, has said the money has been paid …

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Bauchi Gov: I support ban of open grazing, but…

Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed, has said he was not opposed to the ban on open grazing. He, however said what he was opposed to was the ethnic criminalisation of herders. Speaking at the 2021 Annual Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) – Section on Public Interest and Development …

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Vintage Confluence, CWG, Medallion Join NITRA Technology Forum Train On Cloud/Data Services

The Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA) has announced more partnerships for its upcoming event, tagged NITRA TECHNOLOGY FORUM 2021. The event, which will hold on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at CitiHeight Hotel and Virtually on Zoom now has web-based cryptocurrency trading platform, Vintage Confluence LLC, Nigeria’s CWG Plc, Medallion, …

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