Commonwealth community urged to build partnerships to facilitate investment in ICTs

The secretary-general of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), Shola Taylor, called on delegates at the opening ceremony of the inaugural Commonwealth ICT Investment Forum for Emerging Markets (Commonwealth ICT Invest’17) to seize all opportunities to invest in ICTs to achieve the aims of the Sustainable Development Goals and connect the next billion to the benefits…

Facebook! It’s a confusing mess these days. You are not alone

Facebook, in its efforts to become a bit more social again, has succeeded in becoming a Snapchat, an Instagram, a twitter, a Google+, and even a youtube. Users are being drowned in new features, stories, tests and other distracting gimmicks — and for perhaps the first time in the service’s 13-year history, it’s not altogether…

FRSC Not involved In Speed Limiter Sale ~ Spokesman

FRSC On Speed Limiter The Federal Road Safety Corps (FSRC) has reaffirmed its position of non-involvement in the marketing speed limiting devices for vehicles in the country. Spokesman of the agency, Mr Bisi Kazeem, told the newsmen in Abuja on Friday that accredited vendors were in charge of sale and calibration of the device, and…

UK Supreme Court Grants Reprieve To NNPC Over $100Million Bank Guarantee

Ndu Ughamadu, Abuja: The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in a unanimous judgment has granted a reprieve to Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, over a $100million Bank guarantee in a case involving the Corporation and a service company, IPCO (Nigeria) Limited. The reprieve was the latest in the protracted dispute arising from the contract…

NUPENG, Tanker Drivers, Suspend Strike Following NNPC’s Intervention

Ndu Ughamadu, Abuja: The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has suspended its nationwide strike following the timely intervention of the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru. The GMD said his intervention was in the national interest. Mediating over the faceoff between the Petroleum Tanker Drivers,…

Nigeria Exit By 2020, Achieves 26% Reduction In Gas Flaring

Ndu Ughamadu, Abuja: As part of efforts to preserve the environment, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has succeeded in reducing gas flaring in the Country, by 26% points in the last ten years from 36 per cent to 10 per cent, pushing Nigeria down from the second highest gas flaring nation in…

Benue SDGs Office To Train 2,691 Youths On Digital Marketing Skills

​ The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) office in Benue will train 2,691 youths  on digital marketing skills, as said Mrs. Magdalene Dura, a Special Adviser to the Governor. Dura, consultant on Development Cooperation, SDGs and NEPAD, told newsmen on Friday in Makurdi that the training program would begin on April 4. She said that the…

HAJJ 2017: No Going Back On Online Registration – NAHCON

  The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has insisted that it will encourage the promotion of online registration for the 2017 Hajj exercise.   The Chairman/CEO of the Commission, Barr. Abdullahi Mukthar Muhammad, MON, FCIA, restated this while declaring open the collaborative partnership between the Commission, the Pakistani’s Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) and…

Credibility Of 2015 Election Soars The Image Of Nigeria- Bello

INEC logo Credibility Of 2015 Election Soars The Image Of Nigeria-Bello…Urges Electoral Reform Committee To Stregthen The Use Of  ICT The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has said that the credibility of the 2015 General Election has enhanced the image of Nigeria to the outside world and therefore should be improved upon.  The Minister…

NNPC To Transform Into Integrated Energy Company

Ndu Ughamadu, Abuja: The ongoing reform of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is geared towards transforming it from an oil and gas company into an integrated energy outfit with interest in power generation and transmission. This was disclosed by the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru, at the 53rd International Conference and…

Update On Crude Swap: AITEO Settles $202 Million Outstanding Obligations

Ndu Ughamadu, Abuja: In line with its pledge to provide members of the public with periodic updates on its recovery efforts for crude swap under deliveries, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is pleased to confirm that it has now reached a final settlement with AITEO Group. The NNPC in a recent release by its…