FG to resume Digital Switch Over roll out – Lai Mohammed

The federal government says it will “very soon’ resume the roll out of Digital Switch Over (DSO) – a transition from analogue to digital television broadcasting – across the country. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, stated this on Tuesday in Lagos at a ceremony to unveil the ...

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EXPLAINER: Five reasons why Shoprite is leaving Nigeria

On Monday, South Africa retail giant, Shoprite, announced the commencement of a formal process to discontinue its operation in Nigeria. Shoprite Holdings Limited made the announcement in its operational and voluntary trading update for the year ended June 28, 2020. The multi-national retail group, which announced a 6.4 per cent ...

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Nigerian journalist shot dead

The Nasarawa State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), on Tuesday, condemned the attack and brutal killing of its former treasurer, Benjamin Ekom, by unknown gunmen at his residence in Washo village, Nassarawa-Eggon Local Government Area (LGA), of the state. The NUJ made its position known in a ...

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NUC begins assessment of universities ahead resumption

The National Universities Commission (NUC) said it is collecting data from universities to assess their readiness for resumption of academic activities. The commission also said efforts are ongoing to resolve the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ (ASUU) that threatens to further delay the resumption of academic activities ...

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ANALYSIS: What to know about China loans and their implications for Nigeria

The Nigerian press has been awash with concern about the terms of some loans contracted with or about to be contracted with China. The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, even called on legislators to “look the other way” rather than conduct their due diligence on the loans, or else China ...

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National policy on virtual meeting draft document ready – Minister

The Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy said it had developed a draft policy document on virtual meetings and engagements in the Federal Civil Service of the country. The Minister, Isa Pantami, announced this while delivering an address as the guest lecturer at the Course 82 graduation ceremony of National ...

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Malabu Scandal: EFCC re-arraigns Adoke

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) on Tuesday re-arraigned a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, for alleged money laundering. Mr Adoke was re-arraigned alongside a controversial businessman, Aliyu Abubakar, on an amended 14-count charges. The EFCC, had on February 10 arraigned Messrs Adoke and ...

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More than 1bn school children affected by COVID-19, says UN Chief

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted the largest educational disruption in history that has affected more than 1 billion school students worldwide, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday. “The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the largest disruption of education ever. “In mid-July, schools were closed in more than 160 ...

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We’re working to ensure Nigerians have access to COVID-19 vaccines when available – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it is working hard to ensure that Nigerians have access to the COVID-19 vaccines when available. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General of NCDC, gave the assurance during the Presidential Task Force (PTF) briefing on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja. Mr Ihekweazu said that the ...

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FIRS, NIPOST battle over stamp duties charge

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has denied depriving the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST), of discharging its duties. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the agency’s spokesperson, Abdullahi Ahmad, on Tuesday. The chairman of the NIPOST, Maimuna Abubakar, in a series of tweets, accused the FIRS of stealing ...

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