August 9, 2022

[GIST] Lagos residents lament drain blockage, govt promises intervention

[GIST] Lagos residents lament drain blockage, govt promises intervention

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Residents of Cluster One Estate, Lekki, have lamented the incidents of flooding in the estate allegedly caused by the blockage of the main drainage by a building developer. The developer, Ken Akpiti, allegedly blocked the drain which led into the Ikota canal when he executed a project in a neighbouring estate. The Chairman of COE,


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[GIST] Ekiti varsity major beneficiary of ASUU’s struggle –Union

[GIST] Ekiti varsity major beneficiary of ASUU’s struggle –Union

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities has said Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, owned by Ekiti State Government is a major beneficiary of the joint struggles of Nigerian public universities under the aegis of ASUU. The Chairman, ASUU, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Dr Kayode Arogundade, said the university had been benefitting immensely from the


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[GIST] Lagos counsels PLWDs on health insurance

[GIST] Lagos counsels PLWDs on health insurance

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The Lagos State Government has advised People Living With Disabilities on the need to enrol on the state’s health insurance scheme in order to access affordable healthcare services. The General Manager, Lagos State Office for Disability Affairs, Mr Oluwadamilare Ogundairo, stated this, according to a statement on Monday, during a meeting held with the leader


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[GIST] ASUP decries shortage of staff in Delta polytechnics

[GIST] ASUP decries shortage of staff in Delta polytechnics

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The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, Delta State, has decried the shortage of staff in the two Polytechnics in the state. They called on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to as a matter of urgency address the situation. The ASUP Zonal Coordinator, South-South & South-East, Mr Precious Nwakodo, and the chapter Chairmen, Delta State Polytechnics Ogwashi-Uku and


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[GIST] Infrastructure challenges, others affecting research output, says expert

[GIST] Infrastructure challenges, others affecting research output, says expert

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The Chief Technical Officer, 9Mobile, Mr Baqi Salihu, has said infrastructural challenges such as lack of power and research laboratories and an unstable academic environment are affecting technology research output. While mentioning other problems affecting the evolution of research into innovation, he said lack of entrepreneurial spirit, lack of synergy between knowledge centres and the


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[GIST] Reps probe NPA, terminal operator over unremitted $68m

[GIST] Reps probe NPA, terminal operator over unremitted $68m

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The Public Accounts Committee of the House of Representatives is investigating the Nigerian Ports Authority and Ports and Terminal Operators (Nigeria) Limited for allegedly failing to remit lease and throughput fees collected between 2006 and June 2022, amounting to $68.473m to the Federal Government. The committee is also investigating PTOL for allegedly using an exchange


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[GIST] Restoring democratic momentum in Tunisia

[GIST] Restoring democratic momentum in Tunisia

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DEMOCRACY is under threat in Tunisia, the birthplace of the 2011 Arab Spring. The incremental power grab by President Kais Saied has reversed major democratic gains the Arab nation recorded after the momentous protests. With a dodgy referendum that gave him new sweeping constitutional powers last month, the last surviving spark of democracy in the


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[GIST] SMEs growth in ICT crucial for innovation — UNCTAD

[GIST] SMEs growth in ICT crucial for innovation — UNCTAD

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The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development has said the growth of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in the Information Communication Technology sector of Nigeria and other African countries is crucial for innovation and the sustained growth of the sector. It said because of its high technology-intensive and capital requirement, the continent’s ICT sector


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August 8, 2022

[GIST] Lagos govt, UNHCR partner to train refugees

[GIST] Lagos govt, UNHCR partner to train refugees

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ThE Lagos State Government has said it is ready to collaborate with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees to equip refugees in the five divisions of the state with vocational skills. According to a statement on Sunday, the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Mrs Cecilia Dada, disclosed this during a courtesy visit


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[GIST] Rent spikes will continue in 2022 — Report

[GIST] Rent spikes will continue in 2022 — Report

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The rapid increase in the rent as well as land value will be a permanent fixture in the real estate sector for the rest of 2022, the UbosiEleh Annual (2021) Real Estate Report stated. The UbosiEleh Report is a research publication that evaluates trends in the real estate sector on a yearly basis with a


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[GIST] Ogun trains town planners on legal matters

[GIST] Ogun trains town planners on legal matters

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Town Planners in Ogun State have been trained on how to ensure compliance with the rule of law in the discharge of their duties, to reduce incidences of litigation against the State Government to the barest minimum. Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Olatunji Odunlami, who spoke in Abeokuta at a training for the


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[GIST] Sovereign Trust grows premium by 14.4%

[GIST] Sovereign Trust grows premium by 14.4%

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Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc said its gross premium rose by 14.4 per cent in the 2021 financial period. The Head, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, STI, Mr Segun Bankole, said this in a statement on its upcoming annual general meeting in Lagos. “Despite the wavering business environment in 2021, the company recorded gross premium written


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[GIST] NGO, firm provide temporary accommodation for migrants

[GIST] NGO, firm provide temporary accommodation for migrants

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A real estate firm, Reftop homes, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a non-governmental organisation, the Centre for Youths Integrated Development, to provide temporary accommodation for returning migrants of Nigeria origin. Speaking during the agreement signing, the CYID Director, Aihawu Victor, described the MoU as a remarkable move that would facilitate the sustainable reintegration


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[GIST] Lagos constitutes subcommittees on building code

[GIST] Lagos constitutes subcommittees on building code

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In furtherance to its move to domesticate the National Building Code, the Lagos State Government has constituted sub-committees for the delivery of what will be known as the “Lagos Building Code.” Speaking at a meeting with sub-committee members in Alausa, the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Idris Salako, stated that the sub-committees would


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[GIST] Culturati woos young creatives with investment scheme

[GIST] Culturati woos young creatives with investment scheme

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The management of Culturati Academy on Sunday disclosed that plans have been concluded to empower young creatives across Africa, particularly Nigerians with an investment scheme.  According to the management, the academy will be introducing an investment scheme for creative, dedicated, and focused graduates ready to ignite their entrepreneurial journey. The founder of the academy, Idris


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August 7, 2022

[GIST] Kidnappers asked Nollywood to support Nnamdi Kanu — Okereke

[GIST] Kidnappers asked Nollywood to support Nnamdi Kanu — Okereke

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An actress, Cynthia Okereke, who was recently kidnapped and released, has said her abduction was a mistake, as she was not the target of the kidnappers. Recall that Okereke and a colleague, Clemson Cornell, were kidnapped in Enugu State, and their kidnappers were said to have demanded a ransom of $100,000. In an interview with


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