Rights and Privileges of Being A Nigerian is Been Shortchanged

Nigerian citizens living in parts of Jakarta the capital of Indonesia have come out to show their grievances to the illicit oppression been melted on them while domiciling in the country. I have come to wonder why we face much heated challenges in trying to secure visa schedule to most countries in the world, just recently the Dubai authorities have tightened their procedures to granting credentials to most Nigerians all in the name of fighting against fraud, which if you come to think of it most Nigerian milk [Budget Allocations]…

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[New Post] The Rising Hope For Nigeria’s Telecommunication Sector

Telecommunication development to the growth ratio in Nigeria can be felt in the socio-economic and political sectors which manifest in the positive and negative spheres. Telecoms have heightened the level of interconnectedness among and between peoples of the country and outside communities, through a systematic integration of autonomous economies into a global system of production and distribution. Apparently, Telecoms in Nigeria seeks to eliminate trade barriers through integrations and interactions which can be passive or active move or counter move, actions or reactions of capital and labor thereby leading to…

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NURTW Considers Increase In Price For Interstate Travels

The National Union of Road Transport Workers has commended the Federal Government for lifting the ban on interstate travel in the country. Acting General Secretary of the union, Kabiru Yau, called on the government to subsidise operation cost for motorists. He said the guidelines outlined by the government for the resumption of operations amid the coronavirus pandemic require operators to carry fewer passengers on each trip, thereby reducing their income. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/drama-as-festus-keyamo-trades-words-with-nass-members/ Yau said, “We thank the Federal Government for lifting the ban; it is a welcome development because…

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NCC Bans 33.75 Inactive Phone Numbers In Nigeria

the agency has laid down regulations on GSM lines. the commission frowns at illegal registration of SIM card by illicit agent services. Consequently, the Nigerian Communications Commission has withdrawn 33.75 million telephone numbers from telecoms companies who are former licensees of the regulator. The commission also returned 7.49 million telephone lines to Nigerian Telecommunications Limited and three other telecom operators, a document on the national numbering plan of NCC released on Thursday stated. Some of the defunct mobile operators whose phone lines were withdrawn include Cyancom Ltd former MTS 1st…

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Buhari: Ecowas Monetary Policy Should Be In Unison

the Ecowas community had suggested a unitary monetary policy for the region. President Buhari who isn’t key on forcing any member nation in adopting the term but urge them to do so in Consonance to their country’s constitutional provisions. President Muhammadu Buhari has cautioned that the ambition for the Eco currency could be in ‘serious jeopardy,’ unless member-states complied with agreed processes of reaching the collective goal. He was also concerned about the decision of francophone countries that form the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) to replace the…

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COVID19: Airport Cannot Be Operational June 21- Hadi Sirika

Coronavirus Pandemic has crippled the aviation industry. PTF lament the spread of Coronavirus across and steady increase Can’t allow the industry to go ahead with planned reopening. PTF gives guidelines for operating church activities, Others. The Federal Government says the June 21 date for the restart of domestic flights in the country is not feasible, Emage News has learnt. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made this known at a Presidential Task Force Briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja. Emage News had earlier reported that the PTF said aviation authorities will…

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COVID19: 667 New Cases Recorded, Total Now 19,147

Minister of Information Lai Mohammed says Coronavirus pandemic not a death sentence. PTF Opening of Schools and Worship Center’s not visible now. NCDC moves to community contact tracing to ascertain the level of spread of Coronavirus The Coronavirus pandemic has steadily risen in the country with almost all the states in the federation been affected, most businesses and agencies have been on lockdown since February, 2020. Lagos State Nigeria the highest infected region have been facing stiff issues on the spread of Coronavirus amidst current flood issues. The Nigerian Centre…

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Nigerian Government Too Ambiguous, Need For National Debate- Prof Osinbajo

Nigerian system of administration is too violatile and expensive to run. There is Need for a review on the government nature and pattern of enforcement of policies through a national confab. The Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has said Nigeria needs a national debate to examine the issues around the size and cost of governance, which has often been described as expensive and unsustainable. He explained that it could be difficult for the government to do something about its cost by itself but that it is something that must be done.…

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Features: MTN And Other Competitors

Article written by; Paul Ugbede Godwin. The influx of Telecoms into the Nigerian market has led to stiff competitions in the Communication sector. MTN-Nigeria has been maintaining a competitive relationship with other Telecoms firms in the country (9-Mobile, Globalcom, Airtel). In terms of network coverage and customer-base which could be seen in the trend at which its rolls out different ICT Products and Services. MTN-Nigeria maintains Resource and Information sharing policy with other Telecoms firms in compliance with the NCC regulation of best practice and Information findings among Telecoms providers…

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Oyo State Government Lift Ban on Schools, Others

The Coronavirus pandemic has created seen of lockdown regime across the country, Schools and other activities of human endeavour have been restricted …as govt workers resume Monday Oyo reviews curfew, mosques, churches to operate at 25 per cent capacity ….Pry 6, JSS III, SSS III students resume classes by June 29 The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force announced on Monday that it has relaxed the curfew imposed on the state following the advent of the ravaging coronavirus pandemic. The Task Force, which made the decision public after a two-and-a-half-hour meeting…

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NSCDC Deploys Agro Rangers To Curtail Banditry In Kaduna

As Federal and State governments encourage investments in agriculture, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Kaduna State command has deployed Agro Rangers to farms and ranches in order to protect farmers and their investments from being attacked by criminals especially kidnappers. The state Commandant of the Corps, Babangida Dutsinma who inspected some Agro-allied industries and farms located in Kaduna State where his men were deployed, noted that the command at the moment provides security to no fewer than 12 agricultural beats made-up of government and private ownership. The…

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I Have Achieved Considerable Result, President Buhari Boast

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Friday assessed his regime as the nation commemorates Democracy Day and returned a verdict that he has recorded “notable achievements.” Buhari made the declaration in his nationwide broadcast to the nation. The President said, “We have recorded notable achievements in the course of implementing our nine priority objectives and are establishing a solid foundation for future success. “On the economic front, our objectives have remained to stabilise the macroeconomy, achieve agricultural and food security, ensure energy sufficiency in power and petroleum products,…

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Senate Passes N10.805trn Revised Budget Into Law

The lawmakers passed the budget during plenary on Thursday, a day after members of the House of Representatives approved the same figure. A breakdown of the figure shows that the sum of N2,488,789,433,344 is for capital expenditure and recurrent non-debt expenditure has N4,942,269,241,984. The executive also allocated N422,775,979,362 for statutory transfer, while N2,951,710,000,000 was budgeted for debt service. The passage of the revised figure, which is to be issued from the Consolidated Revenue Fund, followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Appropriations on the Appropriation Act…

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Vice President Osinbajo Presents Economic Plan To President Buhari

Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo has today presented the COVID19 Economic Roadmap to President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, the drafted documents is meant to cater for the economic downturn amidst the Coronavirus pandemic and also to chart a way forward as to regarding the rising unemployment rate in the country. See link to tweet below; https://twitter.com/profosinbajo/status/1271053034458615809?s=21

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CoVid-19: The Fate Of Democracy

Who are the winners and losers of the coronavirus lockdown? As you can read in our new issue, the clear winners are the tech titans such as e-commerce giant Amazon which thrived while so many of us were stuck at home. Silicon Valley which used to be seen as a destroyer of democracy is now some kind of messiah, providing the technology to track us and trace our potentially deadly contacts. We should count privacy – the foundation of liberal values – among the losers of the fight against COVID-19.…

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CoVid-19: Virgin Atlantic To Begin Flying Routes Between Asia And The US

Virgin Atlantic announced that it will begin flying routes between Asia and the U.S. once again starting July 20 and July 21. The airline will start with flights from London Heathrow to New York JFK, Los Angeles, Orlando, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Other routes will be announced in the next two weeks that will start in the month of August with a gradual recovery planned through 2021. As the Covid-19 crisis stabilizes and demand slowly returns, we are looking forward to welcoming our customers back onboard and flying them safely…

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Minneapolis honours George Floyd by serving those in need

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US – A pop-up food pantry; a tagger who covers up profanity; an abandoned hotel that takes in homeless individuals and protesters. In between the news headlines that have thrust Minneapolis, Minnesota, into the United States national spotlight is a community that has come together to honour George Floyd by helping those in need. Rows of tents flanked by piles of donated food, hygiene supplies, first-aid supplies and other goods line a field in Saint Paul, which neighbours Minneapolis, the city where Floyd was killed in late May.…

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Forbes: Ronaldo’s $105 Million Year Tops Messi And Crowns Him Soccer’s First Billion-Dollar Man

Add another zero to soccer’s most expensive rivalry. Cristiano Ronaldo earned $105 million before taxes and fees in the past year, landing him at No. 4 on the 2020 Forbes Celebrity 100, one spot above his top rival in the sport, Lionel Messi, and making him the first soccer player in history to earn $1 billion across his playing career. The 35-year-old striker is only the third athlete to hit the mark while still playing, following Tiger Woods, who did it in 2009 on the back of his long-term endorsement…

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Second Niger Bridge, Lagos-Ibadan Express Road To Be Completed In 2022

The Lagos-Ibadan Expressway will now be completed in the first quarter of 2022, Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola, said on Thursday. The road project, awarded to Julius Berger Nigeria and Reynolds Construction Company Limited (RCC), at a sum of 167 billion naira, was earlier scheduled to be finished in 2021. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/federal-high-court-orders-release-of-orji-kalu/ Fashola, in an appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today, said the delay was due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has slowed construction activities and affected government revenues. The Lagos-Ibadan Expressway is part of projects funded under the…

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Farin Waterfalls: FEC Approves Over N8bn For Commencement Of Work

The Federal Executive Council has approved over 8 billion naira for the commencement of work at the Farin Ruwa waterfalls in Nasarawa state. The multipurpose dam project which started in 2003 was taken over by the Federal Government in 2018. It is to provide water for irrigation and 20 megawatts of power. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/covid19-minister-list-conditions-to-reopen-airport/ The initial project includes a 20km access road, an embankment, and spillways. Meanwhile, the council has also approved the consultancy service for the Abuja airport’s second runway. The sum of 1.5 billion naira has been…

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