Google said Wednesday it will launch an emergency fund to help local news outlets struggling to maintain operations in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. The internet giant gave no specific figure for its fund, but said it would offer grants ranging from...
North Korea fired several suspected cruise missiles Tuesday towards the sea, according to the South’s military, with analysts saying Pyongyang was demonstrating the breadth of its arsenal. The “multiple projectiles” fired from Munchon in the east of the country were believed to be...
The Federal Government on Friday said it has not agreed to provide free electricity for two months. “NO DECISION has been taken by the Federal Government to provide Nigerians with FREE ELECTRICITY for 2 months,” the Ministry of Power tweeted.
North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Saturday, the latest in a series of such launches by Pyongyang as the world struggles with the coronavirus pandemic. The South Korean military condemned the launches as “extremely inappropriate given the difficult...
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said that it had successfully deactivated all improperly-registered Subscribers Identification Modules (SIM) cards across all Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in the country. Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, who stated this at the weekend in Abuja, said the move became necessary...
The Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has faulted the requirement of Bank Verification Number (BVN) for issuance of an electronic-passport by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS). The governor, who lauded the service for introducing the e-passport with 10-year validity that would enable Nigerians acquire long-term visas, said...
The Delta State governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa said Delta state government would partner with the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology on Methanol fuel production. The Governor made this known during a visit to Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, on...
Petrol and diesel vehicles will be banned from a street in central London in an innovative attempt to reduce pollution, local authorities said. Officials said Beech Street, which runs underneath the Brutalist designed Barbican Estate, would become Britain’s first “24-7 zero emission street”. During an...
Findings at the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission have revealed that the number of complaints received by electricity distribution companies in Nigeria from consumers rose to 297,897 in the first half of 2019, compared to the 262,098 complaints lodged in H1 2018. Discos received 151,938 complaints in the first three...
An emergency intervention scheme conceived 15 years ago to tackle the nation’s electricity woes has yet to deliver the goods as the power plants built with billions of taxpayers’ money continue to underperform, ’FEMI ASU writes. Irked by the poor electricity generation in...