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Security: 95% gov’t ICT facilities compromised– NITDA

February 14, 2018 Editorial IV 0

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has revealed that over 90% of government IT facilities in Ministries, Departments and Agencies have failed the integrity test, putting the nation’s cyber security at risk. The Agency expressed dismayed at the rising number of failing IT projects within federal MDAs and other government establishments. In a statement by the Director – General, Isa Read More

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USDA seeks collaboration with biosafety

February 8, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Helen Oji Abuja United States Department of Agriculture Lagos office (USDA), has pledged its readiness to collaborate with the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) in achieving set mandate. USDA stated this while on a courtesy visit to the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) in Abuja, on a fact finding mission. Director – General of NBMA, Dr. Rufus Ebegba, who Read More

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Senate opposes planned sale of National Theatre, TBS, others

December 21, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Taiye Odewale Abuja Determined to preserve key national monuments in the country, the Senate, yesterday, called on the federal government to, as a matter of urgency stop the planned sale of Tafawa Balewa Square, and the National Theatre, Iganmu both in Lagos. The upper legislative chamber declared that both establishments as well as the President’s House at Marina, the Prime Read More

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National chair: PDP needs a nationalist, intellectual leader – Prof. Adedoja

December 4, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Professor Taoheed Adedoja, is a former Minister of Sports and Special Duties, and currently one of the aspirants for the office of national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In this interview, he speaks on why he is contesting, why the position should be micro-zoned to South-west as well as dismisses anointed candidates and godfatherism among others. BODE OLAGOKE, Read More

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Establish more schools, Emir tells Lalong

December 4, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Muhammad Tanko Shittu Jos The Emir of Kanam, Muhammadu Babangida Muazu, has urged Governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong, to establish more schools in Jos North local government area. The Emir said, in recent time, schools that were not up to standard around Anguwan Rogo/Anguwan Rimi communities and others were closed down by the state government in areas where Read More

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EITI and the need for transparency

November 3, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma If anyone ever wondered why there must be transparency in Nigeria’s extractive industry, his worry was recently put to rest. The government, said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, would continue to embrace transparency in the extractive sector because it is in the country’s overriding national interest to do so. Osinbajo stated this during a bilateral meeting with Read More

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Why Nigeria must embrace transparency in extractive industry – Osinbajo

October 30, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria will continue to embrace transparency in the extractive sector because it is in the country’s overriding national interest to do so, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Mr. Osinbajo stated this during a bilateral meeting with the Chairman of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), Fredrik Reinfeldt, on the side-lines of the just-concluded EITI Beneficial Ownership Conference, in Jakarta, Read More

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NUC grants recognition to Gombe varsity

October 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Martin Paul   Abuja National Universities Commission (NUC), yesterday in Abuja, presented a letter of recognition to the Gombe state Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo to establish Gombe State University of Science and Technology. Executive Secretary of the commission, Professor Abubakr Rasheed, who presented the letter, said Gombe State University of Science and Technology has brought the number of Nigeria’s Read More