Day: November 4, 2021

Energy efficiency key to sustain data centres in Africa

…As Africa is experiencing some of the fastest growth in internet access seen around the world, largely due to its young population LAGOS, Nigeria, November 4, 2021/ — Access to affordable, reliable and environmentally sustainable sources of electricity is a pressing issue for the growing number of Data Centre operators across Africa. These facilities need …

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Ikoyi collapsed building: Rescuers recover MD Fourscore Homes, Femi Osibona’s body

The National Emergeny Management Agency has found and recovered the body of the Managing Director, Fourscore Homes, Femi Osibona, from rubble of the collapsed Ikoyi building. Fourscore Homes is the firm constructing the 21-storey building under construction which collapsed on Monday, on Gerrard Road in Ikoyi, Lagos. The National Emergency Management Agency confirmed this to …

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Nigerian banks issues deadline for accepting old £20, £50 notes

Deposit Money Banks in Nigeria have issued a deadline of December 31, 2021 for the acceptance of old £20 and £50 notes to enable proper conclusion of cash evacuation. One of the banks, Fidelity Bank Plc, disclosed this in an email to its customers on Wednesday titled ‘Withdrawal of old 20 and 50 GBP notes …

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Cybercrime: Former staff of LG company jailed in Kwara

A Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin has convicted one Stephen Ajewole, a former employee of LG Company, over offences bordering on cybercrime. The convict was prosecuted by the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Ajewole pleaded guilty to the charge against him. Delivering judgment on Wednesday, Justice Muhammed Sani …

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Court adjourns ex-Sokoto NUJ Chairman’s defamation suit

A Sokoto State High Court has adjourned the defamation case of a former Sokoto State Council Chairman of Nigerian Union of Journalist (NUJ), Malam Labaran Dundaye, against a newspaper and its reporter. Dundaye is demanding N50 million as compensation for the alleged defamation. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Dundaye referred three editions …

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ICPC, DSS arrest 48 lecturers, security officers over JUPEB leakage

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the Department of State Services (DSS) have arrested 48 individuals for their alleged illegalities in the conducts of the Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB). Spokesperson for ICPC,  Mrs Azuka Ogugua, in a statement in Abuja said the suspects were arrested from Wellspring University, …

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Nigerians in U.S. appeal to FG to expedite re-opening of San Francisco Consulate

Nigerians in the West Coast of the U.S. have appealed to the Nigerian government to expedite action on its planned re-opening of the Consulate-General of Nigeria in San Francisco to alleviate their consular challenges. The nationals, who made the appeal at a hybrid Town Hall meeting held at the Nigeria House in New York on …

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NSCDC

Enugu NSCDC deploys 350 personnel, 15 vehicles for Anambra guber poll

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Enugu State Command,  says it is deploying no fewer than 350 personnel for the forthcoming Anambra governorship election. FELLOW PRESS reports that the Anambra gubernatorial poll will hold on Saturday, Nov. 6 under INEC’s supervision. The Public Relations Officer of the command, Chief Superintendent of Corps (CSC) …

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Bandits attack UNIABUJA, kidnap staff members, others

UniAbuja Abduction: NBA sues for increased security surveillance in FCT

Ebosetale Aigbefoh, the Vice Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Gwagwalada Branch, Abuja, has called for increased security surveillance in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, to help address security challenges. Aigbefoh made the call on Thursday, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gwagwalada, to condemn the recent abduction of some lecturers …

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Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Gov. Ugwuanyi appoints Didigwu Surveyor-General

Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, has approved the appointment of Dr. Augustine Didigwu, as the state Surveyor-General and head of the Surveys Department. This is contained in a statement from the Commissioner for Information, Mr Chidi Aroh, in Enugu on Wednesday. Aroh disclosed that Didigwu, until his appointment has been the Head, Department of …

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Nigeria’s 64-page passport booklet now available in New York – Consul-General

The Consulate-General of Nigeria in New York says the 64-page passport booklet is now available, calling on nationals to apply for it. The Consul-General, Amb. Lot Egopija, disclosed this at a hybrid Town Hall Meeting of Nigerians which held at the Nigeria House, New York. Egopija advised Nigerians, who had applied for the 32-page passport …

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COVID-19: NCDC registers one death, 209 new infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it registered one additional death from the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday. The NCDC also said it recorded 209 additional infections across 11 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The public health institute made these known via its official website, noting that the 209 …

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25 bag first class degrees as Crawford University graduates 324

Crawford University on Wednesday graduated 324 students with 25 first class, 141 second class upper, 127 second class lower and 31 third class degree results at the institution’s 13th Convocation Ceremony. Also, the Crawford University School of Postgraduate Studies produced  22 graduates  with four Postgraduates (PGD) in Business Administration, 16 Masters of Science (M.SC) and …

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Israeli government wins budget vote, avoiding new elections

Israeli government wins budget vote, avoiding new elections

The Israeli parliament has voted to approve the government’s proposed budget, avoiding the need for fresh elections. The Israeli parliament, the Knesset, passed the 2021 state budget into law with 61 votes in favour out of 120 members of parliament. This gives Israel a new budget for the first time since March 2018, the Jerusalem …

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Gates warns of smallpox attacks in bid for pandemic prevention funds

Bill Gates has warned that governments must prepare for future pandemics and smallpox terror attacks by investing billions in research and development. Gates gave the warning during a Policy Exchange interview with the chair of Britain’s Health Select Committee, Jeremy Hunt. The Microsoft founder also called for the formation of a new billion-dollar World Health …

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