Monthly Archives: November 2016

BREAKING: NCC suspends data price hike

The Nigerian Communications Commission on Wednesday afternoon announced the immediate suspension of the new minimum pricing template for data services by mobile operators. The new rate, which would have led to price increase in data for some Nigerians, was scheduled ...

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Senate asks NCC to stop data price hike immediately

The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday, asked the Nigeria Communication Commission, NCC, to immediately halt the proposed Internet data tariff hike. The new data tariff regime is billed to commence Thursday, December 1, after the NCC had communicated the telecommunications companies ...

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Open University hosts 12th NUSSA Games

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is hosting the 12th Nigerian Universities Staff Sports Association  (NUSSA) Games slated for the 8th – 16th December, 2016, in Kaduna. The Games, which is aimed at fostering strong social collaboration among participating ...

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Senate probes Customs, FIRS for non-remittance of revenue

The Senate on Tuesday, constituted an adhoc committee to investigate Nigerian Customs Service, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and other revenue generating agencies of government over alleged non-remittance of billions in revenue. This followed a motion tagged “”Urgent Need to ...

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50kg bag of rice now N8000 in Ebonyi, Nigeria to start export by 2017

A 50kg bag of rice is now selling for N8,000 in Ebonyi state, Eastern Nigeria, a reality that is in sharp contrast with the over N20,000 price tag for imported rice. The cheering news was reported by spokesman of Central ...

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TUC tells Nigerian government not to increase data

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, on Tuesday urged the Federal Government not to increase the cost of data to avoid further pressure on mobile telephone users. Bobooi Kaigama, the president of the congress, made the call in a ...

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Nigeria: 2018 census to gulp N222b

National Population Commission (NPC) has said that the 2018 National Population and Housing census will gulp N222 billion. Chief Eze Duruiheoma, Chairman of NPC unfolded the plan on Tuesday in Akwanga, at the review workshop of Phases 1 and 2 ...

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2017 budget: Ambode presents record N813b

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Tuesday presented the 2017 budget of N813 billion to the state House of Assembly. The budget, tagged: “Golden Jubilee Budget” is N150.4 billion higher than the 2016 budget of N662.58 billion. The 2017 ...

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Cross River begins massive recruitment into Homeland Security Service

The government of Cross River state in collaboration with the Nigerian Police Force has commenced massive recruitment of personnel into its Homeland Security. The Cross River State Homeland Security was recently established after Governor Ben Ayade signed into law, a ...

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Plane carrying 81 people, including Brazilian football team crashes in Colombia

An aircraft with 81 people on board, including a Brazilian first division football team heading to Colombia, has crashed on its way to Medellin’s international airport. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the team was going to Colombia for ...

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