Month: May 2020

  • Gas Is Nigeria’s Future But FG Must Act Quickly – Chukwueloka Umeh

    Gas Is Nigeria’s Future But FG Must Act Quickly – Chukwueloka Umeh

    Following the recent global plunge in oil prices primarily as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the CEO of a power generating company, Century Power Generation Ltd, Dr Chukwueloka Umeh says there is no better time than now for the Federal Government (FG) to take definitive and courageous steps towards diversifying Nigeria’s economy. In the…

  • Blockchain, Fintech and the Future of Banking by Austin Okere

    Blockchain, Fintech and the Future of Banking by Austin Okere

    “Customers besiege banks on the first day of the partial lifting of COVID-19 lockdown: As early as 8 am, bank premises were already full of people seeking to gain entrance into the banking halls for one transaction or the other. And by 11 am, Twitter was filled with so many posts warning Nigerians about the…

  • INFOGRAPHICS ON COVID-19 IN NIGERIA FOR WEEK 2 & 3 MAY 2020

    INFOGRAPHICS ON COVID-19 IN NIGERIA FOR WEEK 2 & 3 MAY 2020

    With the latest update released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Sunday night which put the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country at 5959, the end seems not to be in sight. According to an analysis carried out by P+ Measurement services for week 3 of May, Nigeria recorded a…

  • COVID-19: WARIF EXTENDS AWARENESS INITIATIVE TO RURAL COMMUNITIES

    COVID-19: WARIF EXTENDS AWARENESS INITIATIVE TO RURAL COMMUNITIES

    As the cases of the COVID-19 infection in Lagos state continue to rise daily, an increasing number of cases of violence against women and girls is also being recorded, Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF), one of the nation’s foremost NGOs tackling the prevalence of gender-based violence in Nigeria, has become concerned with the number…

  • The need for Inclusiveness in society:  could Online Platforms be leveraged to reduce poverty?

    The need for Inclusiveness in society: could Online Platforms be leveraged to reduce poverty?

    On May 04, 2020, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), in a report about poverty and inequality from September 2018 to October 2019 in Nigeria, said 40 per cent of people in the continent’s most populous country lived below its poverty line of 137,430 Naira ($381.75) a year. It said that represents 82.9 million people.…

  • IFMA Nigeria celebrates the Environment at 2020 World FM Day

    World Facility Management Day: COVID-19 has positively impacted the environment- Dr MKO Balogun The COVID – 19 Pandemic and its attendant consequences couldn’t stop the International Facility Management Association, Nigeria chapter from celebrating this year’s World Facility Management Day. The Association rolled out the drums to celebrate the Day with the theme “Celebrating Our Environment.”…

  • World Hypertension Day: LASUTH Cardiologists Encourages the Public to Check BP Despite COVID-19

    World Hypertension Day: LASUTH Cardiologists Encourages the Public to Check BP Despite COVID-19

    LASUTH Cardiologists have encouraged Lagosians to constantly check their Blood Pressure despite the COVID-19 pandemic. This advice is in commemoration of the 2020 World Hypertension Day tagged ‘Know Your Numbers’. This annual event is aimed at educating the public and increasing awareness of hypertension and its effects when it is not quickly diagnosed. According to…

  • FEDERAL HIGH COURT DISCHARGES INTERIM ORDER AND STRIKES OUT SUIT AGAINST NIGERIAN INVESTMENT PROMOTION COMMISSION (NIPC)”

    FEDERAL HIGH COURT DISCHARGES INTERIM ORDER AND STRIKES OUT SUIT AGAINST NIGERIAN INVESTMENT PROMOTION COMMISSION (NIPC)”

    On the 13th of May 2020, the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja Judicial Division struck out the suit filed by Hon. Ali Sani, a member of the Governing Council of Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) on the grounds that the Plaintiff lacked locus/ legal right to bring the Suit and that the Suit was…

  • 9mobile and Mobihealth extend telemedicine to Kano to fight health care challenges in the State

    9mobile and Mobihealth extend telemedicine to Kano to fight health care challenges in the State

    Nigeria’s leading telecoms service provider, 9mobile, and award-winning telemedicine provider Mobihealth international have partnered with the Association of Resident Doctors of Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, AKTH, SHYO, and Northfield Health Services, to support the efforts of Kano State Government to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and other health care challenges in the State. The partnership is…

  • INFOGRAPHICS ON COVID-19 IN NIGERIA FOR WEEK 1 & 2 MAY 2020

    INFOGRAPHICS ON COVID-19 IN NIGERIA FOR WEEK 1 & 2 MAY 2020

    P+ Measurement Services, media intelligence and Public relations audit agency has carried out trend analysis on the impact of COVID-19 in Nigeria for the period in view. With the exponential increase in recorded cases over the week since the lockdown has been relaxed in some states in the country, an integrated analysis was carried out…

  • Nigeria: A Chance for Re-Awakening – by Austin Okere

    Nigeria: A Chance for Re-Awakening – by Austin Okere

    By March 2020, it had become very clear that COVID-19 was a global pandemic. The news media was awash with a shock announcement by the Central Bank of Nigeria on her exchange rate policy; “In what can be regarded as an unexpected yet positive move, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday moved the…

  • COVID-19: Propertymart donates food items to hundreds in Shangisha, environs

    COVID-19: Propertymart donates food items to hundreds in Shangisha, environs

    Just weeks after carrying out a public sensitization awareness on COVID-19 in its immediate community of Shangisha and environs, leading real estate company, Propertymart Real Estate Investment Limited, has again demonstrated its love for residents of the areas. As part of its efforts to mitigate the negative impact of the COVID–19 pandemic on homes in…