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Facebook rallies partners to unite for a safer and better Internet

Share This: Today is Safer Internet Day (SID) and Facebook has launched a series of initiatives to help make the Internet a safer and better place for people across Africa, especially children and the youth. Facebook is partnering with public sector agencies and non-governmental organisations from across Africa under the rallying call “Be the change: unite for a better Internet”. “Nothing is more important to us than the safety of the people who use Facebook. Every day people come to Facebook to connect with people and issues they care about, and they should be able to do so in a ...

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Labour unions to hold nationwide protest on Thursday

Share This: The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have concluded plans to hold a protest rally over the state of the nation. The protest code named ‘national day of action against orruption and for good governance’ will hold simultaneously in Abuja and Lagos. NLC president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba who addressed journalists on the planned action in Abuja yesterday said the day would be marked with marches, rallies and submission of petition containing a list of demands to the government at the Presidency and the National Assembly. Wabba said workers and Nigerians will gathered as early ...

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Lagos Becomes Member of 100 Resilient Cities in The World 7th February, 2017

Share This: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday received the Certificate of Admission of the State as one of the 100 Resilient Cities ‘100RC’ in the world pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, saying that it was a starting point and a positive partnership that would help the State address the challenges of urban planning, transport gridlock, environment and modern infrastructure. Governor Ambode, who spoke at the presentation of the certificate held at the Renaissance Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, said the development was not only historic in the annals of the State but a confirmation that the efforts to build ...

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USAID partners private sector on agriculture

Share This: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with Chi Farms and Niji Foods, has launched two new agribusiness partnerships. The event highlighted USAID’s agricultural and private sector strategy using partnerships with government, local organisations and private industry to develop the Nigerian agriculture sector. The launch, attended by representatives from the Nigerian government, highlighted their commitment to this partnership that is helping to advance agriculture and trade in Nigeria. Mission Director of USAID Nigeria, Michael T. Harvey, said: “With Nigeria’s increasing population, these programmes are vital to achieving food security and imports,” adding: “Public-private partnerships are a proven ...

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Top five ways to identify fake news online

Share This: With the advent of social media and the wider access to the internet in Nigeria and other countries of the world, the news is no longer what it is. Unlike in the past when we all depended on the traditional for informative, educative and entertaining content, it is not so now. This is because the World Wide Web is free and anyone can post or share anything, including fake news, all in the name of driving traffic to their website. Consequently, whatever content you read on blogs or social media should not be taken as the truth.  A ...

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Power Outages Go from Bad to Worse under Buhari Administration

Share This: The worsening power generation and distribution nationwide has stifled socio-economic and political life forcing productive activities to a halt. Experts in the industry are now calling for immediate dialogue between the federal government and stakeholders in order to look for a rescue package that will permanently mitigate the current nationwide power outages. President Muhammadu Buhari guaranteed steady supply of electricity to most homes across the country before he was elected, but what followed after that flash in the pan period was that power supply virtually relapsed from worse to worst with most households subjected to the excruciating pains ...

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Stakeholders Give High Expectations on Meeting Customs Revenue Targets for 2017

Share This: In Nigeria, there are stakeholders in the maritime industry who see nothing wrong in introducing high duties on luxury items. However, they argue that to generate high revenue from the sector, government needs to reduce duties on other essential goods to check rising prices, and improve on its foreign exchange policy At this time of economic recession, the federal government is exploring new revenue options for the country, and the nation’s maritime industry is one where it seems revenue can come from. This is even more so with many adjudging maritime as next to oil in terms of ...

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Do you Agree? Men are more corrupt than women – EFCC

Share This: Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, has said that corrupt tendencies were more pronounced among males than females. “Looking at the number of people that have been apprehended by the commission, the number of men involved outnumber the women,” Magu said on Friday, in Abuja, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Magu made the statement when the executive committee of the National Council of Women Society (NCWS), paid him a courtesy visit. He said, however, that women were not pure or immune to greed, but that were only less corrupt. Magu ...

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Nigeria: FG commences work on 1.2bn naira Kaduna rail project

Kaduna rail

Share This: Kaduna rail work is soon to commence, as the Federal Government has affirmed 1.2 billion US dollars for the development of the Kano-Kaduna railroad project.‎ ‎ Minister of Transport, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, unveiled this in Kano on Saturday when he went to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje at the Government House, Kano. Amaechi said that the Federal Government is consulting with China EXIM bank and the arrangement will end by June. The minister said that the Federal Government would give around 100 trains to the rail project that would reach through Lagos, Kano, Port Harcourt, Funtua and Gombe to enhance ...

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LASG Launches Online Platform to Interact with Citizens via citizensgate.lagosstate.gov.ng

Share This: The Lagos State Government on Thursday launched a mobile app to facilitate interaction and provision of services between government and the citizens from the comfort of their homes and offices without necessarily paying a visit to government establishments where such services are being provided. The mobile app, otherwise known as Citizens Gate under the Citizens Relations Management (CRM) initiative, is the first of its kind in Nigeria, and would avail residents of the State the opportunity to make enquiry and suggestions on government services and getting faster responses. Addressing a joint press briefing at the Bagauda Kaltho Press ...

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