Bida Poly students bemoan hike in hostel rent

Given the current economic recession facing the country, students of the Federal Polytechnic, Bida have lamented the hike in rent of houses within the polytechnic communities. The students, who expressed their dismay over the increment in house rent, said that the unexpected increase in the house rents in the polytechnic community was arbitrary. While saying that it had made life more difficult for students living in rented apartments off campus, a National Diploma (ND) II student of the Department of Mass Communication, Abdullateef Akanbi complained that “most landlords or house…

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X-raying telecoms consumers’ worries

With telecoms regulator declaring 2017 as Year of Telecomms Consumer, mobile subscribers across networks have listed their current challenges regarding quality of service (QoS), which they want the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to focus on. KUNLE AZEEZ reports     Over the last 16 years of telecoms deregulation, the number of mobile subscribers on various telecoms networks has grown significantly. From a paltry 500,000 mobile lines in 2001, the industry has grown to over 230 million connected lines with over 154.1 million of them active on their respective networks and…

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Ijebu community installs Adebambo as Arole Ako

Oke Ako community in Yemoji Local Council Development Area of Ogun State will come alive on Thursday as United Kingdombased businessman Rafiu Olatunde Adebambo is installed as the Arole Ako. The installation, to be performed by the Aladeken of Oke Ako, Oba Joshua Osunsami, is expected to be witnessed by government functionaries, monarchs, eminent personalities and other sons and daughters of the town. A sleepy but ancient town in the contemporary history of Ijebuland, Oke Ako is approximately 10.7km from Ijebu-Ode, from which Yemoji LCDA was recently carved out by…

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Importers to FG: Remove raw materials from forex ban

Importers have urged the Federal Government to review the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s policy on 41 items barred from the official foreign exchange window. Director General, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Mr. Segun Ajayi- Kadir, made this call in Lagos after the association’s meeting with officials of Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC). He said that the operating environment was not  competitive for business because of government’s import policy. Specifically, he said there were 680 tariff lines in the 41 items. He explained that 95 of them were raw materials not…

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Lions Club donates water project to Ogun school

Lions Club International has disclosed that it is committed to touching the lives of Nigerians and other nationals as part of its centennial celebration. The District Governor of 404B2 Nigeria, Lion Taiwo Adewunmi, disclosed this at the inauguration of a water project at the St. Saviour Anglican Primary School at Ijoko-Ota, Ogun State. The club donated a borehole, 1,200-litre water tank and 3.5KVA generator to the school as part of the district’s Centennial Legacy Project. Speaking at the event, Adewunmi said the club was determined to help the less-privileged and…

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‘FUNAI bridging gaps in tertiary education system’

The Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State, is one of the 12 universities established by the Goodluck Jonathan Administration in 2011. The institution was represented by four Faculty Deans at the 2017 Technology and Innovation Expo in Abuja. They spoke with OJIAKU KALU on the institution’s efforts at recovering the lost fortunes of Nigeria’s tertiary education.     You are in Abuja as a team from Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, could you shed more light to why you are in Abuja? Well, we are in Abuja to participate in the…

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BillionaireJackpot enters Nigeria’s gaming space

Nigeria’s gaming industry has welcome the arrival of BillionaireJackpot into its gaming space when the lottery game was launched in Lagos. Powered by Naija Billionaire, owners of the lottery game, BillionaireJackpot is an e-raffle game designed to pay out an unprecedented jackpot of N1 billion per game cycle. The game is played by electronically entering a purchased raffle ticket into a draw. An e-raffle is the electronic version of the traditional raffle game. The system generates winners based on tickets entered by players. An individual purchases a ticket for N100…

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