Tags: COVID-19 Pandemic

Hajj: Lagos to Refund Intending Pilgrims as Saudi Declines Additional Slots

Following the inability of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) to secure proposed slots for Nigerian intending pilgrims to this year’s Hajj, Lagos State Government has promised to refund funds to those affected by the development. The Lagos State Government promised to make the full refund process seamless and quickly available for those intending…

Sterling Bank, NHEA recognize Nigeria’s Healthcare Champions

Sterling Bank Plc, Nigeria’s leading commercial bank, has given special recognition awards to healthcare providers who played leading roles in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The awards were given to selected recipients at the 8th annual Nigeria Healthcare Excellence Awards (NHEA), which held in Lagos over the weekend under the theme of: Innovative Healthcare…

Insecurity Threatens Nigeria’s Foundations of Nationhood – Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has said that the current security challenges in Nigeria are a threat to the foundations of the country’s nationhood. The Speaker, however, noted that the Nigerian Government has responded to the challenges by taking certain measures such as increasing funding for the police and the…

Full Year 2021: Transcorp Group Delivers Outstanding Performance As PBT Hits N27.9bn

Transnational Corporation of Nigeria (Transcorp) Plc, Nigeria’s largest, leading listed conglomerate with investments in Hospitality, Power, and Oil and Gas sectors, has reported significant performance, across all its major investment lines, for the financial year ended December 31, 2021. Notwithstanding the tough operating and business environment, the conglomerate saw its revenue leap appreciably by 48%…

Huawei Opens Its Largest Global Cyber Security Center

Huawei has opened its largest Global Cyber Security and Privacy Protection Transparency Center in Dongguan, China with representatives from GSMA, SUSE, the British Standards Institution, and regulators from the UAE and Indonesia speaking at the opening ceremony. Along with the opening of the new center, Huawei also released its Product Security Baseline, marking the first…

Huawei Releases Sustainability Report, ‘Tech for Good’

Huawei has released its 2020 Sustainability Report explaining the major progress the tech giant has made over the year in its four strategies for sustainability: digital inclusion, security and trustworthiness, environmental protection, and a healthy and harmonious ecosystem. The company has been publishing the sustainability report over the last 13 consecutive years. One of the…

COVID-19: Reps Raise the Alarm over Omicron, Ask FG to Activate Response Measures

The House of Representatives on Tuesday asked the Federal Government to urgently activate response measures against Omicron, the newest variant of the coronavirus, better known as COVID-19. The fast-spreading Omicron variant, said to be deadlier than the earlier Delta variant, recently popped up in Southern Africa, particularly South Africa. The variant has already entered Europe…

Abiodun Presents N351bn 2022 ‘Budget of Restoration’ To Assembly

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Tuesday presented a sum of N351bn as the proposed appropriation bill for the year 2022 before the House of Assembly. Abiodun, while presenting the fiscal proposal christened ‘Budget of Restoration’, said the main task of his administration next year is to increase pace of the implementation of its…

Savvy Secures New Funding From The International Telecommunication Union And The United Nations

Savvy, an entrepreneurial support organization, has secured an extra $25,000 in grant funding, which is their second grant for this year. Earlier in the year, Savvy secured $15,000 in grant funding from The Roddenberry Foundation through its Catalyst Award. Now, it secured $25,000 as one of the 10 winners of the Global South COVID-19 Digital…

Fiscal Federalism: Lagos Demands One Percent in Revenue Allocation Formula

Lagos State Government on Monday demanded for one percent share in the revenue allocation formula, maintaining that the special status of the State and its prosperity directly or indirectly has multiplying effects on the South-West region and the entire country. The Government also proposed that the revenue sharing formula should be 34 percent for Federal…