Month: July 2021

Nigerian athletes protest against administrators as Olympics dreams tumble

Nigerian athletes protest against administrators as Olympics dreams tumble

There is little or nothing to celebrate for some Nigerian athletes who were at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after their dreams of performing at the World’s biggest sports games tumbled. Nigerian athletes are protesting local authorities’ “incompetence” during preparations for the Tokyo Olympics. Some Nigerian athletes, who were disqualified from participating in the Games, were…

No going back on APC congresses, Buni vows despite court verdict

No going back on APC congresses, Buni vows despite court verdict

• APC dazed, staggers from Supreme Court ruling on Ondo guber• Omo-Agege, Enang, Ojudu, Etta, Keyamo, Abe cross words Wednesday’s Supreme Court split decision that upheld the election of Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, as winner of the November 20, 2020 governorship poll, has thrown up confusion within the fold of the governing All Progressives…

Nigeria’s revenue to GDP is abysmal, says Akabueze

Nigeria’s revenue to GDP is abysmal, says Akabueze

• FG to seek judicial interpretation of budget appropriation• Presidency: Nigerians didn’t elect executive, legislature to fight each other The Director-General of the Budget Office of the Federation, Ben Akabueze, yesterday, hinted that the Federal Government would “at some point” approach the Supreme Court for a judicial interpretation of appropriation as it relates to budgeting….

NYSC’s call-up policy, dilemma of corps members

NYSC’s call-up policy, dilemma of corps members

Precious Ajibola, a graduate of Ibadan Polytechnic, was shocked when she got a mail from National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Sunday, July 25, asking her to report in Sokoto on Tuesday, July 27 for the orientation exercise. A distraught Ajibola, who is based in Ibadan, said her parents could not afford to pay for…

Ambassador Onowu presents Letters of Credence to European Commission’s President

Ambassador Onowu presents Letters of Credence to European Commission’s President

Barely a month after he presented his Letters of Credence to His Royal Majesty Philippe 1, the Belgian King, Nigerian Ambassador to Belgium, Obinna Chiedu Onowu, on Thursday presented Letters of Credence to Ms.Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission  Onowu served at the Embassy of Nigeria in The Hague, Netherlands, and later…

Unease in forex market as dollar heads towards N550/$

Unease in forex market as dollar heads towards N550/$

• Naira sees biggest plunge day after CBN forex ban• CBN maintains stance as BDCs seek truce• This will move market away from rate convergence, Adonri insists• BDCs are anti-market creation, living borrowed time – retired banker• Banks can’t be trusted, may hoard dollars, Mailafia says Twenty four hours after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) came…

COVID-19 deaths jump by 21% in one week, WHO laments

COVID-19 deaths jump by 21% in one week, WHO laments

• Spike in Lagos as Nigeria records 404 new cases, highest in four months• PSN laments unacceptable vaccination gaps, warns of ‘deadly’ Delta variant• FG: Nigeria facing multiple concurrent disease outbreaks The World Health Organisation (WHO), yesterday, raised the alarm that the global number of coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths during the previous week climbed by 21 per…

Buhari okays N8.5 billion for TETFund research in 2021

Buhari okays N8.5 billion for TETFund research in 2021

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N8.5 billion for research in medical sciences and other specialty areas in 2021, under the National Research Fund (NRF) scheme funded by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund). Executive Secretary of TETFund, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, disclosed this, yesterday, at a three-day workshop for directors of research and development (R&D) of…

NIMC registers 60m Nigerians for NIN – Official

NIMC registers 60m Nigerians for NIN – Official

The National Identity Management Commission says 60 million Nigerians have been so far captured on the National Identity Database (NIDB). This is contained in a statement signed by the Head, Corporate Communications of NIMC, Mr Kayode Adegoke in Abuja on Thursday. “This feat couldn’t have been possible without the cooperation of all stakeholders including the…

PAYTV SERVICE IN NIGERIA AND THE ISSUE WITH BROADCAST CONTENT

PAYTV SERVICE IN NIGERIA AND THE ISSUE WITH BROADCAST CONTENT

Nigerian NBC code specifically prohibits the bidding for sports broadcast rights meant for the Nigeria territory by entity domiciled in another jurisdiction. But in a surprised confession, Multichoice Nigeria admitted that Broadcast rights for the Nigerian territory for content they broadcast in Nigeria are the exclusive preserve of their off shore company which in turn…