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Minister advocates digital capacity training for tourism personnel

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has called on National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) to embark on digital training  for tourism and hospitality personnel in the industry for effective service delivery. Mohammed, who was represented by Mr Femi Coker, Director General, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), made the call at the 2021 Annual Masters Lecture Series on Thursday in Abuja. The 2021 edition with the theme: “Professionalising the Nigeria Hospitality and Tourism Personnel in Pandemic World”, aimed at repositioning the sector in its rightful position.…

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NCC sets fresh operational fees, spectrum prices for telecom operators

The Nigerian Communications Commission has set up an annual operating regulatory levy to ensure that all licencees are properly and equitably assessed to meet statutory and regulatory expectations. This was disclosed by Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice-Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, during the Public Inquiry on two regulatory instruments draft held on Thursday in Abuja. Danbatta explained that the two key regulatory instruments were tailored to meet the challenges and to further strengthen the market structure of the industry. The instruments are: Annual Operating Regulations and the Frequency Spectrum…

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2023: APC promises to support constitutionally-backed INEC innovations

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that it will continue to support constitutionally-backed innovations by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary, APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), gave the assurance in a statement on Monday in Abuja. “Under President Muhammadu Buhari, every election conducted in the country has been an improvement on the last. “The APC will continue to support constitutionally-backed innovations by our election management bodies to make our elections more credible. “At party level, the APC has resolved to entrench…

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Nigeria separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu to appear in court

Nigeria’s pro-Biafra leader Nnamdi Kanu is due to appear in court on Monday in the capital, Abuja, to face treason and other charges. His group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, which is campaigning for an independent state in eastern Nigeria, is proscribed by the federal government. Mr Kanu emerged as the new face of the campaign for an independent Biafran state, nearly half a century after more than one million people were killed in the separatist war. He was arrested and extradited to Nigeria last month.   Share on: WhatsApp

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NAFDAC DG extols the catalytic contributions of MSMEs to Nigeria’s economy

Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, the Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has said that Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) were too critical a sector to be ignored. A statement signed by the Agency’s resident media consultant, Mr Olusayo Akintola, and issued to newsmen on Sunday, in Abuja, quoted Adeyeye as reiterating the important role MSMEs played in the nation ‘s economy, pledging that the agency would continue to render its support to enable them continue to act as catalysts to economic rejuvenation.…

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FIRS, SystemSpecs Partner to Ease Tax Remittances via TaxPro-Max Platform

As part of efforts to simplify tax remittances in Nigeria, SystemSpecs has collaborated with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to strengthen tax administration through its Remita Payment Gateway which powers payments on TaxPro-Max, a solution newly introduced for filing tax returns. The Remita Payment Gateway platform for private sector and government payments, has been integrated with the FIRS’s new TaxPro Max e-filling platform to automate tax filing, enable hassle-free registration, ease tax payments as well as provide a single-view of transaction records. Tax Payers can now register online at www.taxpromax.firs.gov.ng or visit the FIRS tax office nearest…

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Minister seeks partnership with media to move Nigeria forward

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, said strategic partnership with the media on science, technology and innovation (STI) is the key to move the country from resource-based to a knowledge-based economy. The minister made this disclosure when the Leadership Newspaper group paid him a courtesy visit in his office on Friday in Abuja. Accordingly, he disclosed that his ministry is taking practical steps to help move the economy away from on commodity-based to knowledge and innovation driven. “We are the sixth largest exporter of crude oil, yet…

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NiMet forecasts 3-day cloudiness, thunderstorms

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has forecast three days cloudy and thundery weather conditions across the country. NiMet`s weather outlook released on Wednesday in Abuja, forecast cloudy skies over the northern region on Thursday with chances of thunderstorms over parts of Sokoto State and Kebbi during the morning hours. According to it, thunderstorms are anticipated over parts of Bauchi State, Gombe State, Yobe, Taraba, Adamawa, Kastina State, Kano State, Kaduna State and Borno later in the day. “Cloudy skies are anticipated over the North Central region, with prospects of rains…

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Cybersecurity: CBN partners stakeholders to launch ‘NoGoFallMaga’ campaign

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has partnered with some cyber security stakeholders to launch a new cyber awareness campaign tagged ‘# NoGoFallMaga’. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the initiative was launched in collaboration with Committee of Chief Information Security Officers of the Nigeria Financial Industry (CCISONFI) and Cybersafe Foundation (CSF). Mr Abumere Igboa, CCISONFI Chairman, announced the partnership on Monday during a  Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign Media Parley held at  Radisson Blu, Victoria Island, Lagos. “This initiative looks at tackling cybercrime that poses a threat to customers…

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Sallah: Share Allah’s Blessings As You Celebrate, Lawan Charges Muslims

I felicitate with all Nigerians and the Muslim Ummah on the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir. Every true Muslim is always grateful to Allah the Most Beneficent and the Most Merciful for the  privilege to celebrate Sallah, regardless of our circumstances. The best way to demonstrate our gratitude to Allah is to share His blessings with our neighbours and show love and kindness to all, as taught us by Holy Prophet Mohammed (SAW). I also want to use the occasion to urge the faithful and all Nigerians to be steadfast in working…

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