How Caleb Varsity got Graduates ready for 10th Convocation amidst COVID-19 lockdown – VC

  Caleb University has announced E. K Clark’s appointment as Chancellor   Caleb University, one of the privately owned institutions of higher learning in Nigeria, has revealed strategy it adopted to get graduates ready on schedule for the 10th Convocation amidst the lockdown for COVID-19. Stating this while announcing a date for its Convocation to be held virtually due to COVID-19, the University said in a statement; “While Covid-19 Pandemic ravaged earlier in the year, the school took a proactive step by providing E-learning, which enabled the students complete the…

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#EdoNoBeLagos: Twitter on Fire, Users Mock Tinubu, Ganduje, Oshiomhole

  The fall out from governorship elections in Nigeria’s Edo State is setting the social media, particularly Twitter on fire, with users mostly Nigerians, mocking National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole and Kano state Governor Abdullahi Ganduje. The final results of the governorship election held on Saturday, September 19, are being awaited as at 11:40 am on Sunday, September 20, but the Twitter users did not wait to serve those they considered as leaders of opposition in the…

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Bill Gates opens up as poll says 28% Americans believe COVID-19 vaccines, microchips’ implant conspiracy

  28% of American adults believed potential vaccine to be used for Covid-19 is to implant microchips in billions, a poll from Yahoo News/YouGov survey has said. American Billionaire Bill Gates, whose foundation has donated millions to coronavirus vaccine and treatment research, has however, denied the conspiracy theories which accused him of wanting to use coronavirus vaccines to implant microchips in billions of people to monitor their movements. Though a known survey has not been conducted on this in Africa, millions of people in the continent too hold this view. A…

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Nigeria hints international flight operations may resume before October

  The Nigerian Government has announced that international flight operations might be resuming before October 2020. This is despite the country’s ban of flight operations from Europe, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and others. The disclosure was made by the country’s Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, in a tweet post through his official Twitter handle on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. This is a clarification from the minister is coming after the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) had issued a routine 90-day Notices to Airmen (NOTAM). This forecloses the resumption of international…

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SaharaReporters’ ‘Expose’ on Nigeria’s Communication Minister Pantami Palatial Buildings, Another Journalism Ethics’ Low by JAMIU FOLARIN

  On Friday 3rd July, 2020 SaharaReporters release pictures claiming that the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami bought house each for his three wives. The picture ‘expose’ by SaharaReporters is crystal clear to even budding journalists that it violates the basic ethical principle of journalism. The first report by the online media platform showed pictures of three buildings allegedly bought by Dr Pantami for each of his three wives. The outcome of the “investigation” by Sahara Reporters could only boast of five images not captioned, ‘exposing’…

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COVID-19: Tips, Tale On Working as IT professional from Home in Africa

Beyond any reasonable doubt, COVID-19 came with several challenges – and opportunities too. Although most organisations in Africa, like elsewhere in the World, closed operations from their physical offices, many employees did not quite go on a lockdown as they took their jobs home and got their remote offices fully functional. Relating this to my personal experience as an IT professional in Nigeria, this meant that my work continued, especially in terms of technical support to clients and colleagues. Just that the mode of implementing it differed this time. Phone…

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Yes, data is life but at what cost?

COVID-19 pandemic exposes, among other things, how data providers smile to the bank and data/internet users frown at their purses. Here is a review of Nigeria’s 100 million internet users in the hands of data providers by Gregg Obi   More than ever, mobile data has proved to be a necessity. The need to gain access to the internet becomes increasingly important daily because of its endless benefits and attractions. The awesome possibilities of having access to the internet can’t be over-estimated. The internet has brought about new businesses, improved…

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