Congo Télécom sets 15 000 internet subscribers target by 2022

October 19, 2021 David Agba 0

Congo Télécom (CT), a state-controlled telecommunications company in the Republic of Congo, says it is targeting to have 15 000 internet subscribers by the end of 2021 and 300 000 within five years. The announcement was made last week Friday 15 October 2021 by its General Manager Yves Castanou. The Brazzaville-based company has currently 13 000 internet subscribers, which represents Read More

PIND celebrates 10 yrs of peace-building, capacity devt in Niger Delta

October 18, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Partnership for Initiatives in the Niger Delta, a non-governmental organization committed to peace-building and capacity development in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region is set to mark its 10th years of operation in the region. Since its establishment in 2010 with initial funding from Chevron Corporation, PIND has been promoting peace and equitable economic growth in the Niger Delta region by Read More

Agric skills devt: NCPC to partner South-south govs on youth sponsorship to Israel

October 15, 2021 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The executive secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has said the Commission would partner with South-south governors on youth sponsorship on agricultural skills development in the Holy Land of Israel and Jordan. He disclosed this Thursday while receiving a delegation of the Niger Delta Non-violence Agitators’ Forum (NDNAF) in Abuja, according to a press statement issued by Read More

E-transmition of results: ZLP commends Senate, rejects direct primaries

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National Chairman of the Zenith Labour Party, Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, has commended the Senate on the revision of Electronic Transmission of Election results even has it condemned the proposed imposition of Direct Primary Election on political parties. ZLP in a statement released Thursday in Abuja by the party’s national chairman, commended the Nigerian Senate particularly the Senate President, on revising Read More

Sterling Bank partners NGO on climate change

October 8, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Sterling Bank Plc has said it is partnering with Creative Youth Community Development Initiative (CYCDI) on a campaign tagged #NaijaClimateNow, to implement solutions towards climate change adaptation in Nigeria as part of its commitment and significant contributions to a better and safer ecosystem. Naija Climate Now presents an opportunity for all stakeholders within the environmental space, including the government, the Read More

NLC, ILO sign pact on migration governance

October 5, 2021 Moses John 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) have signed a collaborative agreement to advance migration governance issues in Nigeria. Speaking at the United Nation building during the signing of the agreement, Director ILO Office for Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia, Venessa Phala said the collaboration would help trade union movement to ensure promotion of effective labour migration Read More

Synergos Nigeria partners Swiss FCE group to digitise agric sector

October 4, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Synergos Nigeria, an international non-governmental organisation has entered into partnership with FCE Group AG, a Swiss blockchain company, to develop and implement digital product to drive significant structural changes in Nigeria’s agricultural sector. Country Director of Synergos Nigeria Mr Victor Adejoh, who disclosed this to newsmen on Monday in Lokoja said the partnership is aimed at addressing the lingering food Read More

Cloud Exchange partners Huawei to launch Africa’s first uptime institute tier IV prefabricated data ventre

October 4, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Cloud Exchange, a leading system Integrator in West Africa and a provider of end-to-end Information Technology (IT) system solutions, has officially launched Africa’s first uptime institute tier IV modular prefabricated data center in collaboration with telecommunications giant, Huawei. The state-of-the-art data center was unveiled in Lagos at a grand ceremony held at Oriental hotel. The introduction was in line with Read More

DEPOWA’s Project Zero Hunger ‘ll boost troops’ morale -Group

October 4, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A group, the Unity Advocacy Group (UAG) Sunday said the partnership between Defence and Police Officers’ Wives Association (DEPOWA) and the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) to cater for the three million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) across the country will boost morale of troops. Blueprint reports that DEPOWA and NCFRMI had on 30th September, 2021 simultaneously inaugurated project Read More

Insecurity: PDP presenting false narrative against Buhari, APC – PGF boss

October 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has said opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and others are presenting false narrative to paint President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party in bad light. The PGF boss also described as “politically scandalous” for an APC state like Lagos to Read More

NAPPMED seeks partnership, sensitisation against drug abuse

October 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

A public health counsellor and national ambassador of the Nigerian Association of Patent and Proprietary Medicine Dealers (NAPPMED), Mr. Vincent Mamah, has called for partnership from relevant organisations on sensitising people to the dangers of drug abuse to reduce vices. Mamah made the call recently in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Mamah, the immediate Read More

Rite Foods partners Sterling One Foundation on World Clean-up Day

September 30, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

As part of its activities to commemorate this year’s World Clean-up Day, Rites Foods Limited recently in Lagos partnered with Sterling One Foundation, an organization committed to the Social Development Goals (SDG) initiative. The foundation involved in ridding Lafiaji Beach in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, plastics, and solid waste. The clean-up exercise, which was Read More

In Kwara, AbdulRazaq flags off PEWASH programme with N150m counterpart funds

September 29, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Kwara state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Wednesday flagged off Partnership for Expanded Water supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (PEWASH) program in Kwara state. Governor AbdulRazaq had approved N150 million counter parts fund for the PEWASH. The governor in his speech noted that the PEWASH programme has been designed to deliver sustainable access to safe water, improved sanitation and hygiene to all Read More

Oyo: Tourism a viable alternative to oil – Makinde

September 28, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state Governor Seyi Makinde has stated that tourism “is a viable alternative to oil and other sources of revenue generation in the country.” Makinde stated this at this year’s World Tourism Day (WTD) held at the 246 steps Ado-Awaye Hills, Iseyin local government, Iseyin. The governor said there is the need for stakeholders in the tourism industries, and general Read More

AMAC chair constructs radio station, plaza for FCT residents

September 23, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Hon. Abdullahi Adamu Candido, has constructed a radio station for easy communication with residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and some parts of Nasarawa state, with transmission covering 9 kilometres and broadcasting in Gwandara, Gbagyi, Hausa and English. The radio station, christened AMAC Community Radio, 88.5 FM Karshi, Abuja, was commissioned Read More

2023: Okowa urges international community to partner Nigeria

September 22, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state has called on the international community to partner the federal government to enthrone credibility and integrity in its electoral process. He said Nigeria is too strategic for its challenges to be ignored.Okowa made the call when he received the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, at Government House, Asaba.He said Nigerians were desirous Read More

IFA laments 80% registration centres physically inaccessible to PWDs

September 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

Inclusive Friends Association (IFA) has expressed concern that Access Nigeria observer reports showed that 16 out of the 20 (80 per cent) registration centres were physically inaccessible to Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) across the four observation weeks in the state. The Executive Director, Inclusive Friends Association (IFA), Grace Jerry while briefing newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday on the findings of Read More

US, Ishaku partner on HIV in Taraba

September 22, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

The United States government, in conjunction with the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) is partnering the Taraba state government to tackle the spread of HIV and AIDS as well as other epidemics in the state. Director General of NACA, Alhaji Gambo Aliyu, who disclosed this in Jalingo said while the world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, Read More

Verve partners OBMEET to give cardholders 50% discount

September 16, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Africa leading payment technology and card business giant, Verve, has announced a partnership with OBMeet, a video conferencing and networking company that will see Verve card holders 50 per cent discount on the platform. It said the deal was in furtherance of its drive to strengthen the payment landscape across the globe. It explained that the discount which is currently Read More

Algeria plans huge gas transportation infrastructure with Nigeria

September 16, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Nigeria’s gas supply to markets in Europe is generating interests as key countries in North Africa are seeking Investment partnership with Nigeria in that regard. Algiers had cut ties with regional rival Morocco last month, accusing Rabat of “hostile actions” toward Algeria, including stirring up dissent in Kabylie. However, the December pact Rabat signed with Israel is seen as even Read More

Taiwan trade council to host expo in Abuja

September 9, 2021 Editor 0

The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is set to host its 2021 exhibition in Abuja between September 14 and 16, 2021. This was disclosed in an official statement on their social media accounts on Thursday. The statement reads; “The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) invites you to visit the Taiwan Delegation at the Halal Expo Nigeria from Tuesday Read More

NEPZA, NIPC ponder pact on investments’ migration

September 2, 2021 Samson Benjamin 0

The Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) and the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) are considering partnership that will migrate huge investments to the freshly approved Special Economic Zones in Lagos, Kwara and Katsina states. NEPZA’s MD/CEO, Prof. Adesoji Adesugba, and the NIPC executive secretary, Ms. Yewande Sadiku, according to a statement issued Wednesday in Abuja by the Authority’s head Read More

FCT: Partners commit $520m to develop SAPZs in Nigeria

September 1, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Four development partners have committed a total sum of $520 million for the development of the first phase of Special Agro-industrial Processing Zones (SAPZs) in some selected states across Nigeria. Specifically, the Senior Special Advisor to the President of the Africa Development Bank on industrialisation, Prof. Banji Oyeyinka, revealed that the AfDB has committed the sum of $160 million; Africa Read More

Verve partners Xing Xing Restaurant with discounts for food lovers

August 31, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Africa’s leading payment technology and card business, Verve, has announced its partnership with a foremost Chinese restaurant in Lagos, Xing Xing Restaurant, to reward Verve cardholders with a 5% discount anytime they use their Verve card to pay for meals at the restaurant from now till December 31, 2021. The Verve and Xing Xing restaurant partnership will be rewarding its Read More