NIN: Thousands stranded as NIMC workers commence strike

NIN: Thousands stranded as NIMC workers commence strike Funding, Fear of COVID-19 trigger action Thousands of applicants have been locked outside of the offices of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) following a strike embarked on by NIMC staff. The notice of strike was signed by the President of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN), NIMC branch, Lucky Michael, and its Secretary, Odia Victor. It read in part, “Consequent upon the just concluded congress of the above mentioned association that took place on January 6, 2020, the…

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The trouble of the troubles with Nigeria

The trouble of the troubles with Nigeria

The trouble of the troubles with Nigeria   By Prof Pat Utomi ________________ Chinua Achebe once famously wrote that the trouble with Nigeria is simply put, leadership. Profound as that conclusion was, it was esoteric. The naked truth is more disturbing, and, as T.S. Elliot wrote long ago, “humanity cannot bear too much truth”.  Achebe was too true. But our conscience is bleeding and Uthman Dan Fodio long admonished that conscience is an open wound and only truth can heal it. The plain truth, beyond Achebe’s expression of outrage, is…

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Twitter, Facebook block Trump over Capitol attack posts

Facebook block Trump Twitter block Trump

Twitter, Facebook block Trump over Capitol attack posts   Twitter and Facebook suspended Donald Trump on Wednesday over posts accused of inflaming violence in the US Capitol, as social media scrambled to respond to mayhem by supporters buying into his baseless attacks on the integrity of the election. The unprecedented sanctions came after the president took to social media to repeat his numerous false claims about fraud and other impropriety in the election he lost to Joe Biden. “This is an emergency situation and we are taking appropriate emergency measures,…

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Bulls return as equities index rebounds by 0.17%

equities index rebounds by 0.17

Bulls return as equities index rebounds by 0.17%     The Nigerian equities market snapped yesterday’s loss, as the All-Share Index that measures share price movement in the market notched a 0.17 per cent gain to close at 40,465.15 basis points. This amounted to M36 billion profit for investors, driven by the positive interests in ZENITHBANK (+2.0 per cent), UBA (+2.4 per cent) and INTBREW (+2.5 per cent) stocks. Consequently, Month-to-Date (MtD) and Year-to-Date (YtD) returns both increased to +0.5 per cent. Nonetheless the positive closing of the midweek session,…

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