World Photography Day: Ecobank Nigeria to host photography, art, design exhibition

Ecobank Nigeria has concluded plans to host a Photography, Arts and Design Exhibition (PADE) as part of activities to commemorate this year’s World Photography Day. Usually celebrated on August 19, the World Photography Day is an annual, worldwide celebration of the art, craft, science, and history of photography. Head, Marketing and Corporate Communications, Ecobank Nigeria, READ MORE

NCC-CSIRT Flags ‘HiddenAds’ Malware that Jeopardizes Users’ Privacy

The Nigerian Communications Commission’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT) has flagged a new malware, HiddenAds, which has infiltrated Google Play Store that can impact device performance and jeopardize users’ privacy.   In its advisory of August 8, 2022, NCC-CSIRT classified the virus, first identified by the McAfee Mobile Research Team, as high in probability READ MORE

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President Buhari pledges support as nigeria hosts major cultural, tourism and literary events

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged full support for three major international events scheduled to hold in Nigeria in October and November this year, saying they are opportunities to showcase the nation’s rich heritage in culture, arts, tourism and entertainment as well as advancements on media freedom. Nigeria will be hosting the 2022 UNESCO Global Media, READ MORE

Olubadan of Ibadan Backs Clamour for Telecom Infrastructure Protection

The advocacy for telecom infrastructure protection across the country by the Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC) has received royal blessings and support of the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Lekan Balogun, who has urged every citizen in Nigerian to take responsibility for the protection of telecom facilities for mutual benefit of all.   The monarch, who spoke READ MORE

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Lagos, UNHCR to collaborate on empowering refugees through skills acquisition

Lagos State Ministry of Women Development and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA) has declared readiness to strengthen its collaboration with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) to alleviate the plight of refugees by empowering them through its Skills Acquisition Centres in the five divisions of Lagos State. The Honourable Commissioner for WAPA, Mrs. Cecilia Bolaji READ MORE

Nigeria’s energy policy prioritizes rapid integration of solar power, President Buhari says

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja declared that the rapid integration of solar power into the country’s energy mix will lead to an increase in electricity access to underserved and unserved communities. Receiving a delegation of SUN Africa LLC, USA, the President said this administration has embarked on several reforms aimed at revitalizing Nigeria’s energy READ MORE

NIMASA boss tasks petroleum engineers on protection of oil assets

The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh has charged the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) to join in the protection of Nigeria’s oil assets using their expertise. Jamoh stated that the SPE have a greater role to play in ensuring that economic saboteurs and pipeline vandals do not have a READ MORE

We need to be steps ahead of terrorists, bandits and beef up local production of arms – Osinbajo

*VP receives report of National Defence College Course 30 participants Nigeria’s current security challenges and emerging threats require the country’s military and other relevant stakeholders to be several steps ahead of perpetrators while also stepping up local production of armaments. This was one of the highlights of the response of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, READ MORE

Gov Makinde commissions first cassava-based sorbitol factory in Africa

*Approves reconstruction of 48km Ido-Eruwa road *Promises to continue prioritising security in Oyo Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, on Thursday, commissioned the first Cassava-based Sorbitol Factory in Africa owned by Psaltery International Limited and located in Alayide Village, Ado-Awaye, Oyo State. The governor declared that his government will continue to prioritise the safety and security READ MORE

Nigeria’s govt to designate inland dry port as port of origin

MINA Blog- Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Transportation is in the process of designating all dry ports to be port of origin and destination, according to the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) Mr Emmanuel Jime. Speaking at a stakeholders sensitisation programme/launch of Operational Manual for Inland Dry Ports in Nigeria, while allaying stakeholders’ fears on READ MORE

Nigeria’s FEC approves $2.59b for Badagry Seaport, N2.6bn for FCT Security vehicles, gadgets

MINA Blog- Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved 2.59 billion dollars for the development of Badagry Deep Seaport in Lagos State. The council also approved N2.6 billion for the procurement of utility vehicles and gadgets for security agencies operating in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The Ministers of Transport, Muazu Sambo, and READ MORE

President buharI congratulates 16-year old nigerian golfer success at world golf championship

President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates Iyeneobong Essien, a 16-year-old Nigerian girl, for finishing second at the Champion of Champions World Golf Championship Invitational in Northern Ireland. The President salutes the achievements of the youngster, who currently tops the junior player cadre in Nigeria, and has been credited with over 20 medals since she won her first READ MORE

Nigeria’s Manufacturers task banks, OPS to join hands to grow economy

MINA Blog- The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) on Wednesday urged commercial banks and the Organised Private Sector (OPS) to join hands to grow the economy. Mr Mansur Ahmed, President of MAN, gave the advice at the first National Stakeholders Conference organised by the Association of Corporate Affairs Managers of Banks (ACAMB) in partnership with READ MORE

LASG advocates exclusive breastfeeding practices

*Marks World Breastfeeding Week Lagos State Government has advocated the sustenance of breastfeeding by strengthening the capacity of stakeholders, including policymakers, healthcare providers and community influencers, to promote and support the practice across different levels of society.   The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Olusegun Ogboye, spoke at a Press Briefing organised to outline READ MORE