Nigeria aviation authorities have re-opened Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja which has been shut since Wednesday night as a result of an accident involving a B747 Saudi Air Cargo flight SVA 6814 to flights.
The aircraft veered off the taxiway as it was landing in Abuja on Wednesday night to the maintenance area of the Airport where it destroyed some equipment.
Nelson Mandela, whose successful struggle against South Africa's apartheid system of racial segregation and discrimination made him a global symbol for the cause of human rights and earned him the Nobel Prize, died Thursday. He was 95.
There are many thousands of political prisoners but in the last 50 years only one of them, Mandela, turned his imprisonment into a tool to create
Sanlam, South African financial services group said that it had opened its prestigious financial journalism awards to reporters across Africa for the first time.
The group aims to recognise and celebrate the contribution journalists across the continent are making towards the African growth story.
The Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism have been rewarding
United Kingdom has announced a new regime that would now require applicants to pay for her visas in US dollars.
This is barely five weeks after the cancellation of the controversial 3,000-pound “security bond" for some "high-risk" foreign visitors to the UK, including those from Nigeria was scrapped.
The announcement, which was made yesterday through the British High Commission
The Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission has revealed that the southwest region of Nigeria can leverage innovation in various sectors of the economy for the development of the region.
Dipo Famakinwa, director general of the commission said that “We are looking at how we can leverage innovation for the development of the region,” he said.
He added: “Education
7411 Bureau of National Directory Information operators has partnered with federal government for effective traffic control during re-construction of the Lagos-Ibadan express highway especially around the Yuletide period.
The partnership will also ensure smooth and accident/gridlock free movement on the expressway according to Okeowo Desmond Olasubomi, CEO of the directory company.
Governance poll results released by NOIPolls Limited for the month of November has revealed that 50% of the Nigerian adult population (43.7m) approve of President Goodluck Jonathan’s performance in the past one month.
This represents a 5-point decline in the proportion of Nigerians that approved of the President’s performance from October (55%) to November (50%).
Nigerian Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA) has called on the industry regulators and players in the Information and Communication Technology industry to partner with the association with a view to strengthening industry and engendering better industry development.
In a statement issued by the association in Lagos by Mr. Emma Okonji, NITRA’s president, said, though the
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Etisalat Nigeria has said it did not illegally swap and block the SIM of Julius Agwu, as being widely reported on several blogs and news website.
In an exclusive chat, Chineze Amanfo, manager, Public Relations, Etisalat Nigeria said the networked performed a SIM swap on the line after the requester provided the customer care executives with necessary SIM replacement information, in
The new national identity card will replace the current voters card after the 2015 general elections, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), has said.
Emma Ogungbe, director of Technical Services at the commission, told journalists on Thursday in Abuja that the identity card would enhance the integrity of the electoral process.
He explained that with the new identity
Professor Lai Oso, a lecturer at the University of Lagos has said that the evolution of information and communications technologies (ICTs), computer and convergence are critical trend that must not be neglected by the present day Nigerian journalists.
Oso who spoke at the Microsoft (Nigeria) and Ha-Shem Network Services capacity development training programme for IT journalists in
Lagos state government is to partner with the private sector in the construction of the 4th mainland bridge, the 26-kilometre infrastructure designed to link Ikorodu to the state’s economic hub in Eti-Osa Local Government Area.
The bridge which will gulp N220 billion will complete a transport ring around the city, and facilitate the rapid expansion of the eastern corridor of Lagos state
Federal ministry of Science and Technology has refuted a statement circulating in some sections of the media alleging that the use of chemical fertiliser poses serious health risks that could lead to death, allergy, sickness and disability.
Efem Nkanga, special assistant, media to Mrs Omobola Johnson, supervising Minister of Science and Technology, in a statement described the report as
A Florida woman has filed a $1.5 billion class-action lawsuit against online dating site Match.com, alleging the website allowed photos of her and thousands of others to be used illegally to create phony profiles intended to dupe romantic hopefuls out of money.
The website "conspired with criminals operating from locations including Internet cafes in Nigeria, Ghana and Russia" who
Mr. Collins Onuegbu, managing director of Signal Alliance, frontline Nigerian IT Solutions Company, has emerged as this year’s finalist in the just concluded Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award 2013 in the Master Category for the Nigeria and West African sub-region.
Speaking at the award ceremony held penultimate week at the prestigious Eko Hotel Lagos, Mr. Olusegun Aganga
Dr. Christopher Kolade, chairman, Subsidy Re-investment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P), has resigned his appointment, citing advanced age as reason. He is 81 years old.
Kolade, who was also former Nigerian High Commissioner to United Kingdom, was made SURE-P chairman since the interventionist outfit came into being in February 2012, conveyed his desire to retire from public life
Being a successful and influential chief executive officer takes hard work, guts, sacrifice and a more-than-average knowledge of how the business environment works.
Many who wish to be successful and influential wonder how others have achieved great things, thinking such feats are impossible in their bid to toe same path.
Nigeria boasts a slew of successful CEOs in almost every
Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), the nation’s foremost network of Information Technology (IT) practitioners and stakeholders said this year’s National Information Technology Merit Award (NITMA), primed the most important and recognized award ceremony in the sector will reward and celebrate the brightest and the best in Nigeria’s Information Technology (IT) community
It is billed to holds
Chief Nyesom Wike, minister of Education, has urged stakeholders in education to create and exploit local and global opportunities in the deployment of ICT for sustainable development of the sector.
Wike gave the charge in Abuja at a two-day National Conference on ICT in Education with the theme: ``Technology-Driven Education: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities".
Leo Stan Ekeh, chairman, Zinox Group, has been honored as the Entrepreneur of the Year, 2013, by the Nigeria Business Elite Awards.
The honor was bestowed on him last weekend at the Civic Center, Victoria Island, Lagos, before top government functionaries, captains of industry, celebrities and the media.
The Awards which honored distinguished companies and personalities in the
Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) recently visited three key players in Nigeria’s technology space – MTN Nigeria, MainOne Cable Company and Sidmach group, in furtherance of its policy of strategic partnership and stakeholder engagement
The NCS delegations were led Professor Sola Aderounmu, NCS’ Deputy President, who represented, Professor David O. Adewumi, the President.
Federal government has urged civil servants in the country to acquire Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills.
Alhaji Bukar Aji, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, made the call while declaring open an ICT Proficiency Training Programme organised by his office for officers on salary Grade Levels 17 and below.
The HOSF also enjoined the civil servants to
Alain Gaugris, a Senior Statistician, World Bank, has expressed the commitment of the Bank to supporting and positioning Nigerian Statistical System (NSS) to enable it contribute meaningfully to the national Transformation Agenda.
Gaugris stated this in Abuja at the 2013 African Statistics Day celebration, which had as its theme ``Quality Data to Support African Progress’’.
Francis Onwumere, Business and Product Developer, Prowork Collaborative Project Management has enjoined startups in Nigeria to focus more on the business and not just codes.
In an exclusive chat with Onwumere, who just returned from Moldavia where he participated in the Venture Out Challenge, he said such challenges are meant to decide which project would be profitable.
Opposition parties have challenged the federal government to account for the $5 billion, which has reportedly disappeared from the nation’s Excess Crude Account (ECA)
The New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) separately threw the challenge on Sunday while reacting to a disclosure by Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum, and also
The long awaited 2013 governorship election in Anambra will take place today in 4,608 polling units in 326 political wards in the 21 local government areas of the state, according to Vanguard Newspapers
Twenty three governorship candidates are vying to be elected to succeed Governor Peter Obi whose tenure would end on March 17, 2014.
Altogether, 1,784,536 registered
WaveTek Nigeria Limited, a Microsoft certified partner is working closely with Microsoft, HP, and TD to deliver Microsoft IT Academy for the Anambra State government.
The Anambra State Government signed a school agreement with Microsoft Nigeria to provide the state’s schools with high quality and affordable ICT education.
The agreement will see WaveTek Nigeria Limited provide
Nigeria’s inflation rate in October dropped by 0.2 per cent to 7.8 per cent from the 8.0 per cent recorded in September, says the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
This was contained in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by Dr Yemi kale, Statistician-General of the Federation.
“In October, the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures inflation, rose by 7.8 per cent year
Employees and partners of Systems Applications Products (SAP) West Africa visited the Hearts of Gold Children Hospice in Surulere Lagos where they lent support to the Hospice and also expressed their love for the children, as well as their care givers, as part of activities to commemorate its Month of Service in Nigeria.
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