INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: FG TO TRAIN 1MILIION YOUTHS ANNUALLY ON TECHNICAL, VOCATIONAL SKILLS

As part of its Industrial Revolution, the Federal Government is to train at least one million youths annually in various technical and vocational skills under the National industrial Skills Development Programme.

The Minister of Trade and Investment, Olusegun Agaga, disclosed this in Abuja , on Thursday, during the Presentation of the National industrial Skills Development Project to stakeholders. Read more

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FIRE EXPLOSION IN RUMUOKORO PARK, PORT HARCOURT | 6 CONFIRMED DEAD

Reports of an explosion in Rumuokoro area of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital this morning has caused an unrest across the nation, with many fearing it was another bomb blast.

While some versions of the report say it was a bomb blast, others say the fire explosion was caused by a petrol tanker.

Information about the nature of the blast is still sketchy, however, Channels TV reports that six burnt bodies have so far been recovered in the first phase of the search for victims. Read more

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BUNDU SHOOTING: ECOWAS COURT REJECTS FG, RIVERS STATE’S ARGUMENTS

The ECOWAS Court of Justice sitting in Abuja has rejected the arguments by both the Federal Government and the Rivers State Government to block application seeking court’s permission to call victims and witnesses to testify over the ‘shooting and killing by security agents in Bundu waterfront, Port Harcourt. Read more

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FG TO COMPEL MDAS TO BUY MADE-IN-NIGERIA PRODUCTS

As a key part of the industrial revolution embarked upon by the Federal Government, states, ministries, departments and agencies will now be compelled to buy Made-in-Nigeria products in line with the local content provision for government procurement, the Minister of Trade and Investment, Mr. Olusegun Aganga, has said. Read more

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EXCERPTS OF DAY 1 AT THE NEW MEDIA AND GOVERNANCE CONFERENCE

EiE Nigeria, Shehu Musa Yaradua Foundation, Galaxy backbone and a host of other stakeholders put together what has now become the first ever conference on New Media and Governance in Africa. The 2 days conference held at the Yaradua Centre in Abuja with notable dignitaries in attendance. Below are excerpts of day 1 of the conference proceedings put together by Oluwatobi Soyombo. Read more

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INEC CHAIRMAN CALLS FOR THE REGULATION OF NEW MEDIA

The National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Attahiru Jega has called for a regulation on the use of social media in Nigeria.

Prof. Jega made this call during a paper  presentation in Abuja on monday at a New Media and Governance Conference where he narrated the Commission’s experience on the response received from new media during the 2011 general elections. Read more

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BOKO HARAM RECEIVED N40 MILLION DONATION FROM ALGERIA – PREMIUM TIMES

The extremist Boko Haram sect, which has since 2009 launched sustained attacks on security installations, places of worship, educational institutions and media outfits, recently got cash support of N40 million from an Algerian terrorist group, an intelligence report recently submitted to the presidency has said. Read more

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