Customs To Distribute Seized Bags of Rice, Others Nationwide

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it is working to distribute some seized food items nationwide as the biting food crisis continues in the country. According to the National Public Relations, CSC Abdullahi Maiwada, the food items will be distributed after they are certified fit for human consumption. In a Tuesday statement, he said the move is “to alleviate the hardships faced by Nigerians and improve access to essential food items, the Nigeria Customs Service will facilitate the direct disposal of food items forfeited to the Federal Government. “These items…

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Tinubu Confirms Aso Villa’s N342m Electricity Debt, Orders Payment

President Bola Tinubu has directed the immediate settlement of N342m as an outstanding electricity bill due to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company. The President’s directive follows the reconciliation of accounts between the State House Management and AEDC. On Monday, the AEDC said it will disconnect electricity in the Presidential Villa and 86 Federal Government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies over N47.20bn outstanding debts as of December 2023. The publication showed that the State House owed N923m in bills, a figure the Presidency refuted Tuesday. In a statement signed by President Bola…

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When Things Are Tough: 8 Tips To Survive Nigeria’s Current Situation

“Don’t take it personally. You are not the only one drenched by this economic situation. While waiting for the government’s intervention is not a bad idea, these, as a part of Platforms Africa’s Solution Journalism series, are personal things you too should do”   The inflation in Nigeria has risen, affecting prices of food and other items. While the government has announced measures to address the situation, Platforms Africa brings up eight personal tips to survive the situation. HOW TO SURVIVE THIS CURRENT SITUATION IN NIGERIA 1. Don’t take it…

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Helping Nigeria To Succeed, By ‘Dayo Kayode, Ph.D

A contribution by policy analyst and aviation safety expert to Platforms Africa’s ‘Helping the Government to Succeed Series   Simply put, success can be individualistic as it is a personal thing. However, it could be perceived from the areas of goal attainment, achieving a personal desired outlay, vision, and aspirations. Essentially, it has to do with fulfilment, satisfaction, and emotional balancing with progress in various forms of life. Consequently, just as it is very important in understanding a mentee’s capacity before rendering any assistance, so also, it is very imperative…

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Helping Government To Help Us, By Stella Ahunanya, Ph.D

A contribution by business policy analyst and soft skill expert to Platforms Africa’s ‘Helping the Government to Succeed Series   Helping Government to Succeed by evaluating the following at the end of March 2024 with facts and figures: 1. Analysing the content of the 4 Executive Orders in view of their being enforced or achieved. (We need details on them). 2. Identify the 75 enterprises that have received the #75 billion and the impact created. 3. Identify the MSME that received #125 billion and the impact created. 4. Identify the…

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Naira Hits All-Time Low, Trades N1,825 To Dollar 

Naira, Nigeria’s unit of exchange, dipped to an all-time high on Tuesday, trading at N1,825 to a dollar. This is despite efforts by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to disrupt the activities of perceived manipulators and speculators. The anti-graft agency has earlier raided the well-known Abuja Zone 4 market, shooting at Bureau De Change operators to stop the naira’s rapid decline. READ ALSO: Helping Govt To Succeed, Platforms Africa Collates Nigerians’ Advice On Economic Hardship AFCON 2025 Preliminary Draw + FULL LIST AFCON 2025 To Be Played In July,…

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Helping Govt To Succeed, Platforms Africa Collates Nigerians’ Advice On Economic Hardship

▪️ Beyond Curses, criticism, What to know about Platforms Africa’s ‘Helping Nigeria to Succeed Series’   Leading solution-driven media group, Platforms Africa, has begun the “Helping Government To Succeed” series with collation of suggestions from Nigerians on how the government can help people overcome the present economic challenge. Team Lead of the Platforms Africa, Adeola Yusuf, who said this while unveiling the series on Tuesday, maintained that the economic condition of Nigeria deserves critical measures beyond curses and destructive criticism of the government. According to Adeola Yusuf, the series, which…

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AFCON 2025 Preliminary Draw + FULL LIST

The 2025 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) preliminary draw has been held at the Confederations of African Football headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. The draw followed the conclusion of the 34th edition of the competition hosted by Ivory Coast. The preliminary draw had the eight lowest-ranked teams according to the FIFA ranking: Somalia, Djibouti, Sao Tome, Chad, Mauritius, South Sudan, Liberia and Eswatini. READ ALSO AFCON 2025 To Be Played In July, August – CAF 46 Nigerian Varsity Lecturers Killed By Economic Hardship – ASUU NNPCL Gets 7 Days To Account…

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AFCON 2025 To Be Played In July, August – CAF

The Confederation of African Football has agreed in principle for the 2025 Cup of Nations to be played in July and August next year in Morocco, a CAF official told AFP on Tuesday. Earlier this month, CAF president Patrice Motsepe refused to confirm the dates of the next Africa Cup of Nations, with organisers left with little time to stage a qualifying competition that is to be held in January and February. However, playing it in June and July next year would mean a clash with FIFA’s expanded Club World…

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46 Nigerian Varsity Lecturers Killed By Economic Hardship – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Abuja zone, has disclosed the death of some of its members due to economic hardship alongside poor remuneration of academics and unfavourable working conditions. The 1st zonal coordinator, ASUU, Abuja zone, Salahu Muhammed made this known while briefing newsmen in Abuja on Monday. Muhammad said no fewer than 46 academics lost their lives in universities under the Abuja zone. They are the University of Abuja, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State University, Nasarawa, and the Ibrahim Babangida University, Lapai.…

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