Tourism Practitioners To Apply Digital Technology To Strengthen Industry Manpower Capacity- Minister Advocates

Tourism Practitioners To Apply Digital Technology To Strengthen Industry Manpower Capacity- Minister Advocates

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has called on operators and practitioners in the Nigerian Travel-Tourism and Hospitality industry to seize the opportunity occasioned by the Covid-19 Global pandemic to re-strategize and re-position the industry for better growth and development via the application of digital technology, noting that as bad and critical as the pandemic is, it is an eye opener for the Nigerian tourism industry to be resilient in ensuring that the industry works for the socio-economic good of the country. Alhaji Lai Mohammed who made…

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Naira Steady at Investors Window as Foreign Reserves Rise

Naira Abusers At Social Events Risk Six Months In Jail – CBN

The Nigerian local currency, Naira, was steady at the Investors and Exporters Window in the just concluded week as foreign reserves increase while oil prices gained 3%. After the persistent drop, the external reserves position sustained an uptrend with about $49 million jumps in gross reserves during the week to $33.38 billion, data from Central Bank (CBN) monetary movement shows. Also, foreign exchange market data showed that the local currency stayed flattish at N411.44 a dollar at investor’s and exporters window amidst CBN decision to cut FX supply to exchange bureaux. The…

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Nigeria Loses 2,471 Persons To Road Crashes, 15,882 Sustain Injuries – FRSC

Nigeria Loses 2,471 Persons To Road Crashes, 15,882 Sustain Injuries – FRSC

Nigeria has lost 2,471 people to road crashes in 6 months. This was confirmed in the data provided by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday. The Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO) Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM), Mr. Bisi Kazeem, 5,320 road crashes (Road Traffic Crashes) and 2,471 deaths were recorded in the first half of 2021 nationwide. Kazeem said that the recorded crashes and deaths occurred between January and June 2021, adding that the corps had not relented in its efforts at reducing carnage on the highways. He said…

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Nigerian Banks Sell Dollar At N412 To Retail Customers

Nigerian Banks Sell Dollar At N412 To Retail Customers

On Monday, Nigerian deposit money banks (DMBs) commence sales of United States dollars at N412 to retail customers that meet required documentations. This is in compliance with the new Foreign Exchange (FX) regulation by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), commercial banks have set up dedicated teller points for FX transactions in their branches. The CBN had last week stopped sales of foreign currencies through Bureau de Change Operators and announced that foreign exchange would now be sold through commercial banks. A visit to some commercial banks in Abuja on…

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Nigerian Doctors Strike Over Unpaid Salary And Benefits As COVID-19 Cases Surge

Nigerian Doctors Strike Over Unpaid Salary And Benefits As COVID-19 Cases Surge

Doctors at Nigeria’s state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike Monday to protest low pay and inadequate facilities many doctors say they are working in. Why it matters: The strike comes as COVID-19 cases numbers surge in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country. July saw the nation’s highest case numbers since March, sparking fears of a third wave, Bloomberg reports. State of play: The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), which called for the strike, represents more than 90% of doctors in Nigeria’s teaching hospitals, per Bloomberg. Resident doctors are pivotal to frontline care in Nigeria,…

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How Enya Egbe, Nigerian Student Shocked To See Friend’s Body In Anatomy Class

How Enya Egbe, Nigerian Student Shocked To See Friend's Body In Anatomy Class

In our series of letters from African writers, a Nigerian journalist and novelist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani writes about the disturbing reality behind some of the “unclaimed” bodies sent to the country’s medical schools. Medical student Enya Egbe fled his anatomy class crying after being disturbed by the corpse he was asked to work on. This was not the squeamish response of a naïve young man. The 26-year-old still vividly recalls that Thursday afternoon seven years ago at Nigeria’s University of Calabar, conversing with fellow students around three tables with a…

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Obi Cubana’s Source Of Income, Nobody’s Business – Emeka Ike

Obi Cubana’s Source Of Income, Nobody’s Business – Emeka Ike

Weeks after the grand burial of the mum of nightclub owner and businessman, Obi Iyiegbu, aka Obi Cubana, actor, Emeka Ike, has said those criticizing the lavish display of wealth at the weeklong event have no right to do so. In an interview with Ike said, “We all mind one another’s business in this country because people are always looking for the negative things. As he (Iyiegbu) is spending, it shouldn’t be anybody’s problem. He is simply having fun. And if it is a way of honouring his late mother,…

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How Samsung Phones Cause Nigeria Disqualified Athletes Protests In Tokyo

How Samsung Phones Cause Nigeria Disqualified Athletes Protests In Tokyo

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare on Friday saved the situation after he intervened to calm frayed nerves following a protest by Nigerian athletes in Tokyo, the venue of the 2020 Olympic Games. The athletes staged a protest in Tokyo after 10 of them were disqualified from taking part in the track and field events of the Games. The athletes who protested were Ruth Usoro, Favour Ofili, Annette Echikunwoke, Chioma Onyekwere, Glory Patrick, Chidi Okezie, Tima Godbless, Rosemary Chukwuma, Yinka Ajayi and Knowledge Omovoh. The Athletics Integrity…

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Reasons Blessing Okagbare Gets Suspension On Eve Of 100m Olympics Semi-Final

Reason Blessing Okagbare Gets Suspension On Eve Of 100m Olympics Semi-Final

Nigerian sprinter was a medal contender at Games but will not compete in the Olympics again this weekend after positive drugs test for HGH Blessing Okagbare, the former Commonwealth 100m and 200m champion and one of the medal contenders for the Olympic 100m title in Tokyo, has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for human growth hormone in an out-of-competition test on July 19. The 32-year-old has run 10.89 for 100m on the eve of the Games in Hungary and a wind-assisted 10.63 to win the Nigerian 100m trials in…

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Senate Hails SAHCO For Breaking Even, Making Remarkable Business Progress Despite Challenges

Senate Committee on Privatization, led by the Chairman, Senator T.A Orji (4th right) and Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC (SAHCO) Management team led by Managing Director/CEO, Mr Basil Agboarumi (Middle) during an Oversight visit to SAHCO Headquarter in Lagos.

The Senate Committee on Privatisation has commended the Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC (SAHCO) not only for breaking even but for also making remarkable business progression in ground handling operations despite the numerous challenges facing the sub-sector. This is just as he gave thumbs up to the ground handler for adding value to the Nigerian aviation industry. The Chairman of the Committee, Senator Theodore Orji gave the commendation, during an oversight visit to SAHCO Headquarters at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport(MMIA), Lagos An online statement by the Manager, Corporate Communications,…

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