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ABUJA —  Caroline Lucas, an ardent advocate of Nigeria’s greatness and a Director of the UK firm, TEXEM UK says the world has never encountered a more disruptive year than 2020 when COVID-19 negatively affected global organisations. A statement by Caroline Lucas of TEXEM UK released in Abuja on Sunday announced that on March 10 and March 11, the firm would hold live virtual sessions with Nigerian and other global business leaders to proffer strategies...

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Nigeria Indigenous Languages Development Council (NILDC) says it has developed a National Strategy for the preservation and development of the over four hundred languages spoken by various communities in Nigeria. Mr. Jeshua Timothy  Napa Chairman of the council, Adamawa State chapter stated this when he paid a courtesy call on the General  Manager of Adamawa Broadcasting Corporation  ABC Yola at the Broadcasting  House in Yola. “The main objectives of the council is to identify and...

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Chukuemeka Nwajiuba, the Minister of Education has called for the reform of education in the country with emphasis on the need for a modification of learning, pedagogy, and the curriculum. According to him, this is to enable the country to level up with the modern global practices in education and ensure qualitative instructional delivery. The minister indicated this at the opening of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Principals of Federal Unity Colleges (FUC) held...

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Nigerian government says it has begun phasing out the bank verification numbers (BVN) introduced by the Central Bank in 2014. President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime had directed citizens to enroll for the NIN and link the number to their SIM cards or risk deactivation of their telephone lines. The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Act 2007 mandates all Nigerians and permanent residents to have the NIN but is silent on linking the NIN to SIM registration...

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OKITIPUPA — (Ondo State)  Prof. Sunday Ogunduyile, Vice-Chancellor, Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH), Okitipupa, Ondo, on Tuesday identified science and technology as a panacea to drive Nigeria’s economy for development. Ogunduyile, a Professor of Industrial Design, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Okitipupa that the university had been equipped with various research equipment, arrays of courses, lecturers, and thoroughly bred graduates to harness the state’s potential to drive the country’s...

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AKURE — Mr. Oluyomi Akinyokun, a lecturer at the Federal University of Technology, Akure says the 20 new private universities will help to address the higher education need of Nigerians. Akinyokun, who said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) in Akure on Monday, disagreed with critics that the development amounted to a proliferation of universities in the country. NAN recalls that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved...

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ABUJA —  Otunba Segun Runsewe, Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) said on Sunday that the creative industry was critical in the economic development of the nation. Runsewe, who made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja pointed out that the creative sector was the development secret the government was yet to explore fully. He argued that the sector had helped in crime...

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ENUGU  — The Federal Government on Sunday began the disbursement of grants to 2,800 rural women in Enugu State under the Grant for Rural Women Project. Hajia Sadiya Farouk, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, said that the project was part of the Federal Government`s National Social Investment Programme (NSIP). Farouk, who was represented at the event by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr Bashir Alkali, said the programme was designed...

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The former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has said that Nigeria is heading to a failed state if the foundational challenges preventing the central government from discharging its duties are not resolved. Atiku in an article, titled “Nigeria Needs The Peace Serum of Restructuring” which he shared on social media. The former Presidential aspirant called for the restructuring of the country, noting that the unitary foundation which Nigeria has been running on has not yielded much...

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The federal government has again moved the deadline for telco subscribers to link their national identification number (NIN) with their SIM cards to February 9, 2021. This was indicated in a statement signed by Gbenga Adebayo, chairman of Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), and Damian Udeh, ALTON publicity secretary, on Wednesday. The federal government had previously issued a two-week timeline for all subscribers to update SIM registration with a valid NIN. The...

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