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UPDATE : Okonjo-Iweala elected WTO DG

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s nominee for the office of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation, has emerged winner of the highly competitive race. Okonjo-Iweala was chosen as the final candidate for the much-coveted role. She polled 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat how South Korea’s trade minister at the final stage of the race. She has broken many ... Read More »

#EndSARS : The military Confirmed they were Called by Lagos State Governor Sanwo -Olu

The 81 Division of the Nigerian Army (NA) has denied allegation soldiers opened fire on #ENDSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Plaza last Tuesday. In a statement by the Acting Director Army Public Relations (ADPR), Major Osoba Olaniyi, the Division however confirmed the involvement of soldiers in restoring order in Lagos following the declaration of curfew by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. ... Read More »

DAPO ABIODUN SET TO RECONSTRUCT 12 ROADS ACROSS THE STATE. 

Reported by Johnson onifade    Sequel to the approval by the state Governor prince Dapo Abiiodun MFR.,12 roads have been slated and approved for immediate reconstruction   The state commissioner for works and infrastructure  Ade Adesanya unvieled this good News while addressing the ptess yesterday. Flanked by the new state commissioner for Information and strategies Alhaji Waheed Odusile,Adesanya said that ... Read More »

COVID-19 lockdown : Lagos Governor Sanwo-Olu has approved full reopening of markets

The Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Dr Wale Ahmed, made this known in a statement on Tuesday. The statement made available by the Governor’s Senior Special Assistant on New Media, Gawat Jubril, noted food markets and non-food markets can reopen every day of the week. Before the announcement, food and non-food markets were allowed to operate three days ... Read More »

UPDATE : Police deploy men to check looting at NYSC camp in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has deployed men to check the vandalisation and looting of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camp in Kubwa, Abuja. Police Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mariam Yusuf, said in compliance with the directive of the Inspector General of Police, men had been adequately deployed across the city to maintain law and order. ... Read More »

#EndSARS: Osinbajo, six governors to engage youths, CSOs, others

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will be heading a committee that has six state governors as members to engage youths, representatives of Civil Society Organisations, religious and traditional leaders on the fallout of the recent #EndSARS protests. Members of the committee will be engaging the stakeholders on employment, social safety net programmes, and national unity among other key issues of concern. The ... Read More »

UPDATE : Karl Toriola Appointed CEO MTN Nigeria

MTN Nigeria has appointed Karl Toriola as the new chief executive officer (CEO) with effect from March 1, 2021. In a statement by MTN Group on Monday, Toriola, the current vice president for MTN Group’s West and Central Africa (WECA) region, will take over from Ferdi Moolman, who has served as CEO of MTN Nigeria for the past five years ... Read More »

THE MAKING OF A CSR MASTERSTROKE: AN X-RAY OF FIRSTBANK’S YEOMAN EFFORT TO MOVE ONE MILLION CHILDREN TO E-LEARNING

The rabbit hole of uncertainty, confusion and fear that pupils and their parents fell into in the dying days of March when the country was in lockdown was best captured in a Saturday Sun feature of May 16, titled, “COVID-19: Troubles of e-Learning.”  The story catalogues the challenges that erupted out of the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the fears and ... Read More »

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