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ABUJA  — The Federal Government has cautioned Nigerians to beware of the activities of fraudsters claiming to be disbursing Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Survival Fund of 80, 000 naira. A statement issued on Monday by Mr. Tola Johnson, Coordinator, Project Delivery Office (PDO) of the Federal Government’s MSME Survival Fund Scheme said the fraudsters try to steal from unsuspecting members of the public. “The fraudsters scam the public under the guise of the...

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SOKOTO — Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has rejected the National Bureau of Statistics’ ranking of Sokoto as the poorest state despite being the largest onion producer in the country. Tambuwal spoke when he received the Chairman of Media Trust Limited (MTL), Malam Kabiru Yusuf, who paid him a courtesy call, commended the management of the MTL for establishing Trust Television, which would help in telling the rest of the world the truth about the North...

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ABUJA  — Following the lifting of the ban on Twitter by the federal government after seven months of suspension, Information Communication Technology experts have reacted to the development and described the move as commendable. They however, advised on the need to use the social media platforms responsibly. Ikechukwu Nnamani, President Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), who said telecommunications operators have been clamouring for the ban to be lifted, noted that it will improve...

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ABUJA — In the wake of removal of the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria, citizens have come online to celebrate the end of an era of using “Virtual Private Network” (VPN) to access Twitter. They also pointed out that the lifting of the suspension was necessary since the platform would be important in promoting the country’s activities in the build-up to the upcoming general elections in 2023. Ejiro Amoh, a graduate of Computer Science...

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The Katsina State Government has warned members of the general public involved in any form of illegal mining activities in the State to desist from such or face the wrath of the law. The Commissioner for Resources Development in the State, Alhaji Abdullah Iman made this known during a press briefing held in his office on Wednesday. Speaking on behalf of the Commissioner, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Alhaji Hassan Musa Funtua said the...

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KANO — Following a strike embarked upon by tricycle riders, popularly known as KEKE operators in Kano, commuters were seen stranded along the roadside on Monday morning. The situation had forced some commuters to use alternative means of transportation to reach their destination. The KEKE operators are protesting against the new registration tariff introduced by the Kano Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA). The agency is charging new registrants, N18,000, while renewal is N8,000, on annual basis.

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ABUJA — The founder of Zeetin Engineering Limited, Azibaola Robert, has said that sincerely embracing and deploying science and technology by Nigerians would facilitate and deepen the economic and infrastructural development of Nigeria. Robert stated this when he hosted a delegation of the national executive of the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN), led by its president, Dr. Elizabeth Eterigho, on Tuesday in Abuja. “There are many things wrong with Nigeria’s technological advancement and...

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ABUJA — The Nigeria Labour Congress has rejected the Federal Government’s decision to increase taxes on non-alcoholic and carbonated drinks. NLC’s position is contained in a statement signed by its President, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, which was circulated to journalists in Abuja. The government had announced the increased taxes as a way of discouraging over-consumption of sugar, checking obesity, and also generating more money to fund the 2022 budget. But the union believes implementing increased taxes...

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has handed over a symbolic cheque of N621.24 Billion for the rehabilitation of 21 critical roads across the country through the Tax Credit Scheme under Executive Order 7 signed by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019. The Group Managing Director of the NNPC and Chief Finance Officer of the organization, Mr Umar Ajiya, said the Corporation was motivated by the challenged condition of some of the nation’s roads, most of...

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The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami says the Federal Government has introduced a suite of digital Tokens to replace the aging NIN slip and polycarbonate card. The Minister disclosed this at a stakeholders’ workshop on the National Identification Number (NIN) Tokenization Solution organized by National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in Abuja, Represented by the Director-General of NIMC, Aliyu Abubakar said the full implementation begins on Jan. 1, said the aim of the...

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