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Senate Working To Grow Digital Financial Technology, Says Saraki

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Thursday said that the Senate is working to ensure the growth of digital Financial Technology (FinTech) popularly known as digital financing in Nigeria.   Saraki stated this in his address before the Africa Finance Forum, organized by the Corporate Council on Africa, at this year’s Spring Meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) holding in Washington D.C.   He said that the Senate is desirous to see Nigerian banks expand with capacities to create opportunities for financial services penetration and support for…

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FG ORDERS PROBE OF NATIONAL ASSEMBLY INVASION

The Federal Government has expressed shock at the invasion of the National Assembly and the subsequent snatching of the Senate mace by thugs on Wednesday In a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the security agencies have been directed to immediately unravel the circumstances surrounding the breach of security that led to the invasion. He said the security around the National Assembly complex would also be reinforced to prevent a recurrence.  

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Senate Attack: Saraki Praises Senators, Reps For Defending Democracy

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has commended lawmakers for standing up firmly in defence of democracy and the rule of law in an attack on Wednesday where the mace was carted away. Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu, also lauded the swift reaction by the leadership and members of the House of Representatives. He commended them for demonstrating solidarity with the red chamber, adding that it was a strong signal that enemies of democracy and those who wanted to…

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Prison Service Wins African Award For Decongestion Campaign

The Nigerian Prison Service (NPS) has won SABRE Awards Africa on Public Education for its media campaign on Prison Decongestion by tackling the plight of awaiting trial inmates (ATI).   The annual award which recognizes Superior Achievement in Branding Reputation and Engagement will be presented at the forthcoming Conference of African Public Relations Association (APRA) in Gaborone, Botswana.   The NPS’ campaign which was executed by award-winning Image Merchants Promotion Limited, publishers of PRNigeria, created massive public awareness for mass-mobilisation and positive response from the concerned stakeholders who deployed legal…

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Elumelu Joins World Bank President, Kim, To open Digital Economy Forum

Chairman, Heirs Holdings and Founder, The Tony Elumelu Foundation, Tony O. Elumelu will join Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group and Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn CEO at the opening debate of the ‘Digital Economy for Africa’ Forum in Washington, D.C organised by the World Bank Group. The event, which will hold on April 19, 2018, at the World Bank Group Main complex, will also serve to launch the World Bank Group’s Digital Economy for Africa initiative in collaboration with the IFC as an important effort to realise Africa’s digital potential.

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AMBODE: WE’RE BUILDING ENDURING FACILITIES TO DRIVE TOURISM

…Says Sector Contributed N800bn To Lagos GDP In 2017 …Lagos Can Truly Become Hub For Tourism In Africa-  Mahama Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has said his administration was consciously investing huge resources to develop an enduring infrastructural architecture that would ensure that the State’s tourism potentials are fully harnessed for all round economic growth and development. The Governor, who spoke at the Lagos Tourism Summit, held at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, with the theme- ‘Destination Lagos: Towards A Sustainable Tourism-Driven Economy’, said the plans, concepts…

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Dangote Prioritizes Universal Healthcare Coverage, Bags ABU’s Corporate Award

President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote have vowed to prioritise Universal Healthcare Coverage(UHC) in the country just as he was conferred with the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University’s top Corporate Award over the weekend in Abuja. The 2018 Corporate Award was presented to the top industrialist in view of the numerous contributions of his conglomerate to the development of the educational sector in Nigeria, the University’s Alumni Association’s National President Professor Ahmed Tijani Mora said. Professor Mora said the interventions of the Aliko Dangote Foundation in the educational sector over the…

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Heritage Bank Restates Commitment To Creative Industry

Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s Most Innovative Banking Service Provider, has restated its commitment to the development and growth of the Nigeria’s creative industry. MD/ CEO of Heritage Bank, Mr. Ifie Sekibo, stated this in a statement issued by the Divisional Head, Corporate Communications of the bank at the weekend. He said Heritage Bank was committed to the development and growth of the entertainment industry because one of the easiest ways to solve the unemployment issue in the country is to get as many people as possible involved in the entertainment…

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