U.S to provide $37 million for Boko Haram victims

The U.S Agency for International Development, USAID, is to provide more than $37 million in additional humanitarian assistance to people affected by the ongoing conflict and severe food insecurity in Nigeria and throughout the Lake Chad Basin.
The new funding which will be funneled through the United Nations and NGO partners will help tens [...]

Licensing of IMTOs still ongoing - CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has said it has not stopped the licensing of the International Money Transfer Operators, IMTOs, as speculated in some quarters, insisting the bank will issue license to interested and qualified remittance operators.
The Acting Director, Corporate Communications, CBN, Mr. Isaac Okoroafor, made the clarifica [...]

Tue, 16 August 2016

Recruitment racketeering: FG reverse 368 employments

The federal government seems to be taking more seriously, the fight against employment racketeering in government institution, as hundreds of illegal appointments have been cancelled by the minister of communication.
The minister, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, recently announced the cancellation of 368 recent appointment into the National Informatio [...]

Tue, 16 August 2016

Forget 2019 governorship, PDP tells APC in Delta

The Delta State All Progressives Congress, APC, has been advised to stop nursing the of unseating the PDP in 2019.
Hon Ray Macaulay, a chieftain of the PDP in Delta state, stated this in Asaba while speaking with journalists.
He maintained that after monitoring the registration exercise embarked recently by the APC in Bomadi Local Go [...]

Tue, 16 August 2016

Benue student tops in NECO, gets FG scholarship

A Benue indigene and student of Vaatia College, Makurdi, Master Samuel Sesugh Nder, has emerged the overall best student in the country in the just released results by the National Examinations Council, NECO.
Master Nder scored eight distinctions in all subject he sat for.
Benue State Commissioner for Education, Professor Denis Ityav [...]

Tue, 16 August 2016

NCPC boss receives maiden SAPTI winners

The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, NCPC, Rev. Tor Uja, has formally received winners of the Support A Pilgrim To Israel, SAPTI, programme in Abuja.
Speaking at the event, the NCPC boss said the SAPTI was introduced by the commission to enable everyone have an opportunity to go on pilgrimage once in a life [...]

Tue, 16 August 2016

FRSC partners NCC on efficient emergency communication

The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, has stressed the need for efficient telephone communication system to enhance response to distress calls by members of the public, as the commission has partnered the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, for efficient service delivery.
The Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, who made this known duri [...]

Tue, 16 August 2016

Cybercrime, threat to national security - FG

The Federal government has said that the rise in cybercrime is a threat to national security saying all effort will be harnessed to curb the alarming increase in the country.
Delivering a keynote address at the NGSecure 2016 Information Security Conference organised by DIFENSORE Consulting in Lagos, Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shitt [...]

Tue, 16 August 2016

Over 5 million babies not exclusively breastfed in Nigeria - UNICEF

As Nigeria marks the breastfeeding week, report from UNICEF shows that more than 5 million newborns in Nigeria are deprived of essential nutrients and antibodies that protect them from disease as they are not being exclusively breastfed.
UNICEF Nutritional Officer in Nigeria, Dr. Arjan de wagt, stated that approximately 7 million children [...]

Tue, 16 August 2016

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