NiDCOM, NIDO Russia call for more Diaspora Investment

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, (NIDCOM)  has applauded NIDO Russia for facilitating  investment opportunities back to the country. Dabiri-Erewa made this statement while receiving the  ‘Fact Finding Trade Mission’ from Russian Federation led by Amb. Abdullahi Shehu, Nigerian Ambassador to Russia, in Abuja. “it is noteworthy that this investment is facilitated by our Diaspora “ She  said, added that the visit was coming shortly after the just concluded Nigeria Diaspora Investment Summit (NDIS) which has as its vision “A Nigerian economy promoted by Diaspora investors and partners”…

BUHARI’S ‘DEEL’ WITH NIGERIAN YOUTHS By Femi Adesina 

What’s the deal for youths in the country, particularly from the Muhammadu Buhari administration? That is a question that often comes from different quarters. Well, the deal for the largest demographic composition, representing about 65% of our population, has been encapsulated under the acronym DEEL. And it’s a big deal, standing for Digital Skill Acquisition, Employability, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership. Unfolding the deal behind DEEL last week at the State House Press Briefing was Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, who disclosed that his Ministry has the mandate to…

Friday Sermon: Believe In Pre-decree/Pre-destination (Al-Qadar) Whether Good Or Bad By Imam Murtadha Gusau

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful All praise is due to Allah. We praise Him, we seek His assistance and we ask for His forgiveness. And we repent to Him and seek refuge in Him from the evils of ourselves and our actions. Whoever Allah guides, none can lead astray, and whoever is lead astray, none can guide him. I bear witness that there is no deity that has the right to be worshipped except Allah, alone and with no partner. And I bear witness…

River Niger Dredging: Project to provide over 2Million direct, indirect jobs – Gov Yahaya Bello

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello on Wednesday flagged off the commencement of hydrographic survey and charting of the Lower Rivers Niger and Benue Rivers Niger and Benue; from Lokoja to Burutu, which at completion he noted would provide over 2,000,000 direct and indirect jobs. He lauded the initiative which was birthed by the Private Public Partnership of Nigeria Export-import Bank Plc in collaboration with the Nigerian Navy and National Inland Waterways Authority. The Governor asserted that these Rivers (Niger and Benue) have remained one of the most critical natural assets…

AIG Garba Baba Umar emerges Interpol Vice President

Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Garba Baba Umar, the Head of INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB), Nigeria, has emerged the duly elected Vice President (Africa) and Executive Committee Member of the International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO) – INTERPOL. AIG Garba was elected in the early hours of today, 25th November, 2021 in the 89th INTERPOL General Assembly currently holding at the Halic Congress Hall, Istanbul, Turkey. The year 2021 General Assembly, which have in attendance 470 Police Chiefs, Ministers and Senior Law Enforcement Officials from the 195 INTERPOL member countries, seeks…

Northeast Development Masterplan :-NEDC calls for National Assembly’s Input 

The North East Development Commission (NEDC), has urged members of the National Assembly to make input into the North-East Stabilization and Development Masterplan (NESDMP) Project. The call was made on Wednesday,at  a consultative meeting with the North East Caucus of the National Assembly.. In his remarks during the session, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NEDC, Mohammed Alkali, described the  Caucus as the true representatives of the North East region that the NEDC was established to serve. According to him, a major component of the plan…

How Nigeria can maximise eGovernment – Huawei

The Global Chief Public Services Industry Scientist, Enterprise Business Group of Huawei Technologies Co Limited, Mr Hong-Eng Koh, has said that the idea of eGovernance was to satisfy the unwilling customers.   Koh made the submission at the Nigeria eGovernment Summit 2021 in Lagos themed ‘eGovernment Adoption in Nigeria: Opportunities and Challenges’.   “Basically, eGovernment is to make the unwilling citizens willing,” Koh said, stressing the need for Nigeria to centralise government portal to achieve eGovernment.   While everyone is connecting to it for many different reasons, since 20 years…

IIP-SARS: Allegations against Police weighty, We can’t move on, Justice Galadima tells Police

The chairman of the Independent Investigative Panel on Human Rights violation by the Defunct SARS and other Units of the police force, Justice Sulieman Galadima (rtd) has said that the panel will not move on from the alleged extra judicial killing of one Yau Mai Atampa. Justice Galadima said this during the hearing on the matter when police counsel again failed to produce respondent in the petion The Panel at the last adjourned date charged the police to ensure that respondents in the matter are present for the hearingat this…

We charged Petitioner to Court for giving false information; Police tell panel

The police today cited  “falsehood” as being the reason why a petitioner, one Bashir Ahmed was charged to court. Making this revelation before the Independent Investigative Panel on human rights violations by defunct SARS and other units of the  Nigerian Police Force,  the DPO Abdullahi Ishaq who is among the six people linked to the case of alleged threat to life, cruel inhumane, and degrading treatment of  Bashir Ahmed,  informed the panel that investigations into a complaint brought before his area command revealed that, the petitioner had misled the police.…

NCC extends Deadline for Submission Of Bids, Initial Bid Deposit of 3.5ghz Spectrum Auction

The Nigerian Communications Commission invites the Public to note that the submission of responses in respect of the 3.5 Gigahertz Spectrum Band auction was scheduled to close on Wednesday, 24th November 2021.   However, due to the challenges posed to air travels as witnessed recently and considering that it may have some impact on intending bidders regarding the submission of their bids, the Commission hereby extends the deadline for submission of bids and Initial Bid Deposits (IBDs) to 5.00 pm on Monday, 29th November, 2021.   All other events as…