NCC to increase telecom GDP contribution to 22% by 2027

November 12, 2023 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) is set to increase the contribution of the telecommunication sector to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contribution to 22 per cent  by the year 2027. The telecommunications sector contribution to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP)  increased significantly to 16 per cent in the second quarter of 2023 from a 14.13 per cent contributed in the first Read More

63m Nigerian workers yet to enroll with PENCOM – Chartered institute

October 26, 2023 Chuks Nweze 0

The Chairman Enugu state branch of Chartered Institute of Personnel Management, Dr. Onyeka Okoh, has said about 63 million workforce in Nigeria were yet to contribute to the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) of the National Pension Commission (PENCOM). According to Okoh, only 10 million workers have enrolled in the scheme, which he attributed to the inherent corruption in Nigeria. Okoh, Read More

Bauchi deputy governor hails Bala’s commitment to inclusive governance

October 15, 2023 Mohammed Lawal 0

  The Bauchi state deputy governor, Auwal Jatau, has tasked participants of the just concluded retreat in the state to make good use of the knowledge acquired by assisting the administration to implement its policies and programmes. Jatau gave the advice at the closing ceremony of a 3-day retreat for commissioners, special advisers, permanent secretaries and caretaker committee chairmen organised Read More

Sterling Bank partners JinkoSolar to revolutionise energy business models

October 13, 2023 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

In a groundbreaking move, Sterling Bank Limited’s Imperium Initiative has joined forces with JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. to tackle the import challenges faced by photovoltaic (PV) distributors and solar developers in Nigeria. The partnership aims to address significant foreign exchange burdens and operational constraints, ultimately driving the adoption of solar energy in the country. Group Head of Transport & Renewables Read More

NSIPA coordinator assumes duty, pledges diligence  

October 10, 2023 Chamba Simeh 0

The new Chief Executive Officer and Coordinator, National Social Investment Programmes Agency (NSIPA), Mrs Delu Bulus Yakubu, assumed duty on Monday in her office at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja.  Mrs Yakubu, who was welcomed by staff of the agency, held a brief meeting with the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Betta Edu.  Speaking with journalists after a Read More

No rift in NIWA over acting MD Adetona’s appointment – Darda’u 

October 9, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

Management of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has denied reports of a rift within the Authority over the appointment of the Acting Managing Director, Surveyor Olawale Adetola. NIWA also commended the immediate past Managing Director, Chief George Moghalu for handing over to Adetola, who is the most senior General Manager in line with the extant rules of the agency. This Read More

MEs, biz owners tasked on innovation, technology, branding

August 25, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

A business consultant has urged small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and business owners, especially bakers, to make use of new innovations, technology, and branding in sustaining their businesses in the current harsh and competitive economy. The chief executive officer (CEO) of Multiplus Consult Ltd., Mr. Ayodele Arokoyo, made the call on Friday during 100 Kaduna Brand and Merit Awards 2023. Read More

Enabling digital Innovation and entrepreneurship

April 7, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, this week, inaugurated the National Council for Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship and charges the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) to ensure faithful implementation of the programme.The programme was developed in collaboration with the Presidency, Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, with the support of the Tech Ecosystem.The National Council for Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship Act, Read More

Nigerian polytechnics lag behind in assessing research grants — TETFund

March 29, 2023 Uji A. Iliyasu 0

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund, (TETFund) has tasked polytechnics across the country to embark on quality research proposals that would translate into commercial and innovative use. Executive Secretary of TETFund, Arc. Sonny Echono, stated this in Abuja, Wednesday, during an interactive session with rectors and directors of research of polytechnics on National Research Fund (NRF) grants. Echono who lamented the Read More

My administration committed to open and distance learning mode – Buhari

March 26, 2023 Sunny Idachaba 0

  Even though it is less than two months to the end of his tenure, President Muhammadu Buhari has again assured that his administration is committed to the enhancement of open and distance learning programmes.  President Buhari spoke in Abuja on Saturday during the 12th convocation ceremony of the National Open University of Nigeria  (NOUN).  Represented by the Executive Secretary Read More

Innovation hub to help youths address climate change issues – CAN

March 20, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

The Clerk to the National Assembly (CNA), Magaji Tambuwal, has stressed that the recently established national climate change innovation hub will help Nigerian youths address climate challenges. The CNA stated this, Monday, at a forum organised to commemorate  the Commonwealth Day in  Abuja. Tambuwal, who said the Commonwealth Day is usually held on the second Monday of March every year, explained Read More

Nigeria, Israel to deepen partnership in innovation, entrepreneurship

March 16, 2023 Uji A. Iliyasu 0

Nigeria and Israel have commenced collaborative moves to deepen partnership in innovation, entrepreneurship and production with the aim of harnessing Nigeria’s huge potentials for its technological development. This was disclosed by TETFund’s Director of Public Affairs and Protocol,  Abdulmumin Oniyangi, Wednesday, in a statement after the the Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Mr. Michael Freeman, paid a working visit Read More

Gender advocacy groups urge women to embrace modern technology 

March 8, 2023 Joy Emmanuel 0

Gender Advocacy groups led by the Do Foundation International Wednesday held a sensitisation walk in commemoration of the 2023 International Women’s Day celebration. The foundation urged women in the state to embrace modern technology and gadgets for business and daily life. Founder of the Do Foundation International, Dr. Dise Goddy Harry, while speaking on the theme of this year’s celebration Read More

Fibre Cement Board can bridge Nigeria’s housing deficit gap  – MD New materials coy

May 31, 2022 Admin III 0

Nigeria’s current housing deficit is estimated at 17-20 million units. This deficit is partly driven by high cost of building materials among other factors. Recently, the Managing Director of New Material Nigeria Company Ltd, Mr. Jackie Dai Hui announced the introduction of a new product, Fibre Cement Board into the Nigerian market. This is a wholly owned Chinese firm. DAVID AGBA Read More

GEF’s $200m support as game changer in climate change, Covid-19 fight

December 13, 2021 Admin III 0

In order to address teething environmental challenges that continue to give give humanity sleepless night, the Global Environment Facility recently made available $200m to tackle climate change, pollution and the COVID-19 crisis; HELEN OJI report. The Global Environment Facility’s member governments, meeting on its 30th anniversary, approved new funding to keep advancing international conservation priorities through the pandemic and to Read More

AfDB’ll create 25m new jobs by 2025 – Adesina

October 29, 2021 Admin III 0

The president, African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, has disclosed that the bank was targetting to create 25 million new jobs by 2025. Adesina made the disclosure when he delivered a lecture on “Social Media, National Security and Social Change: Bridging the Gap for Development in Africa’’ in Lagos.According to a statement issued by the bank on Friday in Read More

The new face of Lagos and legislative watch

October 28, 2021 Admin III 0

Lagos is working especially in the present democratic dispensation where the current leadership of the state assembly have complemented the executive arm to deliver dividends of democracy. TEMITOPE MUSOWO reports. The popular saying of an average Lagos state lawmaker who believes he lacks executive power or budgetary allocation is that his job is simply to make laws, represent the constituents Read More

‘Africa Prudential is disrupting technology space with business solution services’

October 26, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Africa Prudential is creating a growing list of business solutions for corporates across several sectors of Nigeria’s economy as it pushes ahead with its transformation into a digital technology provider. The business solution services are designed to build robust enterprise solutions for companies, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations. The solutions enable disruptive innovations, value creation and growth for businesses, that Read More

FMSTI rebranded to meet future technology demands’

October 25, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, at a world press conference, Monday unveiled its rebranded vision, mission and logo, in order to meet up with global contemporary and future technological demands to catch-up and lead other advanced countries via Science Technology and Innovation (STI) recently, in Abuja. The minister said that technology will positively influence all Read More

How I stood strong, killed Obasanjo’s third term agenda – Ken Nnamani

October 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Senate President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Ken Nnamani, has revealed how he aborted the planned to amend constitution to allow for third term in office during former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Nnamani said his model of legislating was shaped by the debate about whether the legislator is an agent or a trustee. Speaking Thursday in Read More

2023: APC backs Senate’s decision on direct primaries

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed support for Senate amendments to the Electoral Act which mandates political parties to elect their candidates through direct primaries mode. In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja, by the APC’s acti g national secretary John James Akpanudoedehe, asked Nigerians to ignore the the soundbites from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which vehemently Read More