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Digitalization brings new opportunities in trade and creates the potential to underpin resilience in times of crisis. The digital transformation of customs and borders in Africa could improve efficiencies in processes and yield trade gains on the continent of $20 billion a year. With digital trade in place, pre-existing bottlenecks in infrastructure can be tackled, efficiencies can be leveraged, and Innovative solutions can be harnessed. However, countries in Africa vary greatly in their readiness for digital trade. In African countries where economic resilience must be fostered, jobs must be created and entrepreneurship must be facilitated, digital trade must be in…

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Nigeria has threatened to withdraw its membership of the Economic Community of West African States, (ECOWAS), if the regional body does not suspend the ongoing recruitment exercise as recently directed in the 2022 First Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja. Nigerian representatives at the parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) issued the threat when some principal officers in the regional bloc defiled the directives and embarked on the illegal process of recruiting their relatives and cronies. The lawmakers cite the huge financial commitments which Nigeria makes to the body while relegating funding its internal…

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Former Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, Friday paid a condolence visit to the home of Senator Ali Ndume, over the recent passing of his father. Amaechi, who was a Presidential aspirant in the last All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election, was accompanied to the Maiduguri home of Senator Ndume by members of his campaign Organisation. Amaechi said, “we are here to condole with our leader and chairman of our campaign organization who lost his father.Though the delegation has come on behalf of the campaign but I felt that as the aspirant that they all supported, there is need for…

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The National Senior Citizens Centre, NSCC, has commended the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq for the inclusion of Older Persons as beneficiaries of the One-Off cash grant to the poorest and most vulnerable persons in rural areas across the country. The grant for the vulnerable group program under the National Social Investment Program is part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Social Inclusion and poverty reduction agenda in favour of Senior citizens, Internally displaced persons, returnees and persons with disability. Making this known in a statement on Friday, the NSCC Spokesperson, Mr. Omini Oden,…

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The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, on behalf of the Force Management team, and Officers of the Nigeria Police Force, has announced the demise of the 11th Indigenous Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mustafa Adebayo Balogun, which occurred on 4th August, 2022, at the Redington Hospital, Lekki, Lagos State, after a brief illness.  Disclosing this in a statement, the Police Spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said IGP Mustapha Adebayo Balogun, who hails from Ila-Orangun in Osun State, was Inspector-General of the Nigeria Police Force between March, 2002 to January, 2005, and achieved major operational milestones including facilitating the establishment of…

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The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, has released the results of its 2022 promotion examination.  The Agency’s Spokesperson, Muntari Yusuf Ibrahim who made this known in a statement on Thursday, noted that this follows the successful conduct and completion of the 2022 promotion examination held on the 19th and 30th of March, 2022 respectively, across the six (6) geopolitical zones of the country and the subsequent approval by the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika via a letter FMA/NiMet/4551/T/170 regarding same. According to the Director, Human Resources and Administration, Rabi Mohammed Daku (Mrs) “Nineteen (19) officers were promoted to the Managerial…

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The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao has approved the immediate appointment and redeployment of new Branch Chiefs, Air Officers Commanding (AOCs) and other senior officers. This is coming barely 48 hours after his directive to Nigerian Air Force (NAF) operational and air component commanders to maximize the deployment of firepower against terrorists and other criminal elements, a statement by the NAF Spokesperson Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet disclosed. Among the newly appointed Branch Chiefs are Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Jackson Yusuf, formerly Chief of Training and Operations (CTOP) who is now the Chief of Policy and…

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By Kwin Israel, The Sight News  The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), said it has recorded over N60 billion decline in revenue available for its operations. Executive Secretary of TETFund, Arch. Sonny Echono, disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja, when members of the House of Representatives Committee on Tertiary Education and Services, led by Hon. Aminu Suleiman, paid an oversight visit to the agency. Echono, while speaking on the operations of the Fund and the state of finances, especially from 2017 to date, said last year’s collection, which is what the Fund used to operate this year, dropped to N189…

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Over 560,068.31414 kilograms of assorted illicit drugs were on Thursday 4th August, 2022 set ablaze by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, the largest to be destroyed in the 32-year history of the anti-narcotic agency. Leading other top officials of NDLEA, other security agencies and members of the public in the burning of heaps of the illicit drugs, Chairman/Chief Executive of the Agency, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) said the exercise is a strong message to drug barons and cartels that they will continue to lose their huge investments in the criminal trade if they fail to back…

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In contributing to a novel initiative focused on nurturing and preparing young Nigerians for political leadership, Hamzat Lawal, Chief Executive of Connected Development (CODE) has been appointed a technical advisory council (TAC) member for the Emerging Political Leaders Fellowship (EPLF). The EPLF is an initiative geared towards empowering young Nigerians for political leadership at the local, regional, and national levels, with a view to improving the quality of Nigeria’s leadership pool and the impact of its developmental interventions. The program aims at tackling the deep-rooted leadership problems faced in the country by exposing Fellows to the critical knowledge required for…

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