5G: Nigeria still studying security challenges – Prof. Dambatta

Muhammad Kabir, Kano As Nigeria gets set to join the league of the users of the latest 5G technology in the world, the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), says, the technology will go through rigours testing to actually know the security challenges there in. “As we know the benefits, which includes, faster speeds, very low latency and much better capacity; but we should also know the risk associated with it more specifically the security dimensions, so that we are careful of what we are adopting,” Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive…

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‘DSS fascistic, embarrassing Nigeria’ — Soyinka

*Nobel laureate reacts to attack on #FreeSowore protesters Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate, says the Department of State Services (DSS) has become increasingly fascistic. The DSS has refused to comply with a court order for Sowore’s release. The agency said it received the court order for his release, but that no one had come to receive him. But it refused to release him still after his lawyers and some civil rights activists came forward. On Tuesday, agents of the service shot at protesters who had gone to the agency’s headquarters to…

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U-23 AFCON: Nigeria bounces back, beats Zambia 3-1

Nigeria revived their semifinal qualification hopes in the ongoing U-23 Africa Cup of Nations with a 3-1 win over Zambia at Al Salam Stadium, as the Group B match day 2 convened on Tuesday. The Olympic Eagles returned from behind to grab maximum points and raise their tally to three points, leading Cote d’Ivoire on goal difference, and one shy of group leaders South Africa. Zambia follow in order with a lone point before the final round of group games on Friday. Patson Daka gave Zambia the lead after 12…

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Brazil 2019: Australia beats Nigeria 2-1

Australia on Friday edged Nigeria 2-1 in the teams’ final Group B encounter at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 at the Estadio Bezerrão in Brasilia (Gama). News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Noah Botic continued his fine form in the tournament by netting a brace. Botic scored a goal in each half in what was an intense match with both sides’ enterprising attacking play. The forward has scored four of Australia’s five goals at Brazil 2019 and he will be a player Morgan will know he can…

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Nigeria moves up 15 places on World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking

Nigeria is now ranked 131 globally on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking, moving 15 places from its 2019 spot. The Bretton Wood institution made this known in its report released in the early hours of Thursday. A comparison of business regulation in 190 countries across the world formed the basis of the ranking. “Nigeria conducted reforms impacting six indicators, including making the enforcement of contracts easier, which placed the 200-million-person economy among the world’s top improvers,” the World Bank said in a statement received by online newspaper,…

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World Bank approves $3bn power loan for Nigeria

The World Bank has agreed to give Nigeria a $3 billion loan for the expansion of the transmission and distribution facilities of the power sector. Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, made this known on Sunday while addressing journalists on the activities of Nigeria at the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group in Washington DC, US. More details later…

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Facebook removes multiple accounts from Nigeria, Egypt, two others

Facebook Inc has removed several pages, groups and accounts on its platforms from the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Nigeria and Indonesia, citing “coordinated inauthentic behavior”. A total of 280 Facebook accounts, 149 pages and 43 groups, and 121 Instagram accounts were removed, the social media platform said bit.ly/2LJypCf on Thursday. Facebook, which owns one-time rivals Instagram and WhatsApp, said the accounts were engaged in spreading content on topics like UAE’s activity in Yemen, the Iran nuclear deal and the criticism of Qatar, Turkey and Iran. The social media giant has…

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Tammy Abraham ‘undecided’ on England/Nigeria future

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham says he “has not decided” on his international future after scoring in Wednesday’s Champions League victory over Lille . The 22-year-old is yet to play in a competitive fixture for England but appeared in friendly draws with Germany and Brazil in 2017. He is eligible to play for Nigeria despite featuring at three youth team levels for England. “I haven’t made a decision yet. I am focusing on the club,” said Abraham. “It is always a privilege to be wanted by both nations,” he told BBC…

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Tammy Abraham ‘undecided’ on England/Nigeria future

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham says he “has not decided” on his international future after scoring in Wednesday’s Champions League victory over Lille . The 22-year-old is yet to play in a competitive fixture for England but appeared in friendly draws with Germany and Brazil in 2017. He is eligible to play for Nigeria despite featuring at three youth team levels for England. “I haven’t made a decision yet. I am focusing on the club,” said Abraham. “It is always a privilege to be wanted by both nations,” he told BBC…

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Anniversary: Buhari’ll take Nigeria to enviable heights – RTEAN boss

Emmanuel Onani, Abuja The President of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), Comrade Eriyo Osakpamwan, has expressed confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari’s capacity to take the country to a height of prosperity and development. According to the RTEAN President, all that was required to make Nigeria assume a pride of place in the comity of nations, was for the citizens to lend their total support to the policies and programmes of the Buhari-led administration. Osakpamwan said his conviction about a greater country, was reinforced in the President’s Independence…

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