Nigeria, World Bank bicker on Country’s Electricity Supply Hour, Others

The Nigerian Government has rejected a survey conducted by the World Bank, questioning claims in the survey that 78% of power consumers in Nigeria get less than 12 hours of daily supply of electricity. The government’ which said this in a statement sent to Platforms Africa issued in Abuja on Sunday by the Special Adviser to the President on Infrastructure, Mr. Ahmad Rufai Zakari, argued that it was unclear what empirical evidence the World Bank used to arrive at the figures, insisting that power distribution to consumers is steadily improving.…

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Nigerian Doctors set to begin indefinite Strike over unpaid Salary, Others

  Doctors under the aegis of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) are set to begin an indefinite strike from April 1. The industrial action is sequel to expiration of the 60-day ultimatum to Nigerian Government to pay the salary arrears of house officers across the country and review hazard allowance, among other demands. While decrying the paltry N5, 000 hazard allowance paid to its members, the association also noted since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, it has lost 17 doctors, whose families and loved ones were yet…

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Why Millions of Users may dump Whatsapp for Telegram, Signal, others

  A new privacy policy by the popular social media platform, Whatsapp, is triggering an exodus of users to other less popular but equally functional platforms such as Telegram, Signal, among others. Technology experts say if this is addressed, it could lead millions of users away from WhatsApp. The new privacy policy which comes into force from February 8, allows WhatsApp and Facebook to share user information with businesses and third-party service providers that transact on these platforms. Whatsapp in its new ‘Terms of Service’ which the users are expected…

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