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Nigerian Communications Commission has dismissed fears of mass disconnection of telephone subscribers as a result of the ongoing linkage of SIM Registration Records with National Identity Number. The Commission, in a statement by its Director, Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, said there was no need for such fears. Adinde said the ongoing exercise was part of […]

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mohammed Umar Abba, says the anti-graft agency secured eight hundred and sixty-five convictions from a total of one thousand, three hundred and five cases it filed in courts in 2020. He also announced that a total of seven thousand, three hundred and forty cases were […]

Akwa Ibom State Government has denied accusations by the mother of a student of the Deeper Life Secondary School, Uyo, of abandoning investigations to allegations of sexual abuse in the school. The woman, Deborah Okezie, had also complained of being assaulted by the Commissioner for Education, Dr. Enobong Mboho. However, in a statement  Commissioner for […]

All public activities in Delta state are on partial lockdown due to the second wave of COVID-19. Secretary to the State Government, Chiedu Ebie, made the announcement in a circular based on the advice of medical experts on the resurgence of the pandemic, which has a new variant. According to the circular, all public gatherings, […]

Four new Senators were today sworn-into office by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan.   They are Senator Adetokunbo Abiru of Lagos East; Senator Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa West; Senator Cleopas Moses of Bayelsa Central and Senator Nora Dadu’ut representing Plateau South.   Clerk of the Senate, Ibrahim El-Ladan, administered the Oath of Office […]

Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has introduced a special bill to mop up excess liquidity also known as idle cash, in the economy. Announcing the introduction of the special bills, the CBN Director of Banking Supervision Department, Bello Hassan, said the bills will be ninety days tenor and issued at zero-coupon. Hassan said the Bills […]

Presidency says the forty-three rice farmers killed in Borno over the weekend failed to get military clearance before returning to their farms. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, told BBC that the farmers should have waited for military clearance before proceeding to the farms. Shehu explained that though the […]

Nigerian single, Ayodeji Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid is a recipient of the 2020 BET Soul Train Award. He secured the award alongside American superstar, Beyoncé, for their collaboration in “Brown Skin Girl”. The song is off Beyonce’s “The Lion King: The Gift album.” The award, which was hosted by Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold, […]

Nigerian Communications Commission is pledging more collaboration with universities in the country towards transforming Nigeria into a knowledge-based economy. Chairman of the Commission’s board, Professor Adeolu Akande, made the promise while paying a courtesy visit on the Vice-Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano, Professor Sagir Abbas. Akande noted that the Nigerian Communications Commission superintends a sector […]

Former Vice President Joe Biden took all five of the votes cast for president in Dixville Notch, a tiny New Hampshire township along the US-Canada border that is among the first places in the country to make its presidential preference known. The ballots were cast in the minutes after midnight, becoming some of the first […]

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