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  • Pre-Order Samsung Fold/Flip 6 Phones with Globacom
    By JKNMedia Reporter TEEMING CUSTOMERS on Globacom subscription have been offered the chance to pre-order its new Samsung Fold/Flip 6 premium phones. This opportunity comes through a partnership with Samsung, a leading producer of handheld devices. The company announced that…
  • Global Cyber Outage Disrupts Media, Airlines, and Banks; Resolved
    By Joke Kujenya A MASSIVE cyber outage disrupted airline operations, banks, and media services worldwide on Friday. The IT issue affected countries including Singapore, the United States, and Australia. Airports and airlines reported significant problems. Sydney Airport grounded flights, and…
  • INTERPOL Sting Shuts Down West African Online Fraud Networks
    By Jemimah Wellington, JKNMedia Reporter INTERPOL HAS blocked over 720 bank accounts tied to online financial fraud in West Africa. This was the result of “Operation Jackal III,” a sting conducted from April 10 to July 3. The operation spanned…
  • Ogun State to Register 100,000 More Farmers for Improved Agricultural Data
    By Ajibola Olaide, JKNMedia Reporter PLANS HAVE been announced to register an additional 100,000 farmers in the Ogun State Farmer Information Management System (OGFIMS), increasing the total to 160,000. Commissioner for Agriculture Bolu Owotomo announced this during the OGFIMS workshop…
  • Rivers Governor Appoints Seasoned Educators to Key Boards
    By Helen Okechukwu, JKNMedia Reporter, Port Harcourt GOVERNOR SIMINALAYI Fubara of Rivers State has selected experienced educators to lead two vital school boards. He emphasized the need for a solid educational foundation, free from political influence, to ensure a prosperous…
  • President Tinubu Heads to Ghana for African Union Meeting
    By Jemimah Wellington, JKNMedia Reporter NIGERIA’s PRESIDENT Bola Tinubu will leave Abuja for Accra, Ghana, on Saturday, July 20. He will attend the Sixth Mid-Year Coordination Meeting of the African Union (AU). This meeting includes the Regional Economic Communities (RECs),…
  • AI Revolution Summit to Transform Marketing and Content in Africa
    By JKNMedia INDUSTRY LEADERS, marketing technology experts, and content creators are set to gather in Lagos to explore AI’s transformative power in marketing, communications, and content creation in Africa. The AI & Content, Marketing & Communications Revolution in Africa Summit…
  • Implications of JAMB’s New Cut-Off Mark for Nigerian Tertiary Education
    By Victor Itodo Abuh THE JOINT Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) recently set the cut-off marks for the 2024/2025 academic session, with the minimum score for admission into universities at 140, and for polytechnics and colleges of education at 100….
  • New Commander Appointed to Lead IGP Task Force on Petroleum and Illegal Bunkering
    By Helen Okechukwu, JKNewsMedia, Reporter The Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has appointed Deputy Commissioner of Police Bayonle Sulaiman as the new Commanding Officer for the IGP Special Task Force on Petroleum and Illegal Bunkering (IGP-STFPIB). Police spokesperson Muyiwa Adejobi…
  • NDLEA Seizes Over N9.8 Billion Worth of Codeine Syrup at Onne Ports
    By Joke Kujenya OPERATIVES OF the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) intercepted a shipment of one million two hundred twenty-nine thousand four hundred bottles of codeine syrup. This latest seizure, made on Thursday, July 18, 2024, is valued at…
  • Punch Editorial on Supreme Court Verdict on LG Autonomy: The Editorial Board Goofed
    By David Adenekan DID THE Punch Editorial painstakingly, study the issues of federalism in the United States of America (USA) before making this unfounded submission, that the states, in a third-tier federal system of government in the USA are responsible…
  • Fubara Urges Lawmakers to Focus on Meaningful Electoral Reforms
    By Ajibola Olaide, JKNMedia Reporter RIVERS STATE Governor Siminalayi Fubara has urged the National Assembly Joint Committee on Electoral Matters to prioritize amendments that enhance the electoral process for the benefit of society. He emphasized that legislation should not target…
  • What Rules Govern The Public Space?
    By Bola BOLAWOLE IN “FINDING LONG-lasting solutions to Nigeria’s woes” published on 11 June, 2024, I commented on a post sent to me by a comrade and classmate at “Great Ife”, Wale Olajire Ajao, titled “The role of the public…
  • Southern Govs’ll Boost Food Security with New Trade Initiatives – Abiodun
    By Ajibola Olaide, JKNMedia Reporter GOVERNOR DAPO Abiodun of Ogun State announced that southern states will promote inter-state and inter-region trade to enhance food security. He revealed this while meeting with the newly formed Governing Council of the Federal University…
  • Oyo State to Insure 10,000 School Pupils
    By Ajibola Olaide, JKNMedia Reporter THE OYO State Health Insurance Agency (OYSHIA) will provide health insurance coverage for 10,000 pupils. Dr. Sola Akande, the Executive Secretary of OYSHIA, announced this initiative during a visit to Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran, Chairman…
  • Lawmakers Cut Salaries by 50% to Identify with Economic Hardship
    By Jemimah Wellington, JKNMedia Reporter MEMBERS OF the House of Representatives announced the decision to slash their salaries by 50 percent for six months. This decision comes as a response to the economic challenges facing Nigerians. The resolution was passed…
  • New Minimum Wage of ₦70,000 Approved for Nigerian Workers
    By Joke Kujenya THE FEDERAL Government has approved a new minimum wage of ₦70,000 for Nigerian workers. This decision came after a meeting between President Bola Tinubu and leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress…
  • Senate President Pledges Development for Ekiti State
    By JKNMedia SENATE PRESIDENT Godswill Akpabio has promised development projects for Ekiti State. He assured the Ewi of Ado Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe, and his council during their visit on Wednesday. Akpabio welcomed the Ewi-in-Council warmly. He emphasized the Senate’s…
  • President Requests ₦6.2 Trillion Budget Increase for Infrastructure and Recurrent Expenditure
    By Joke Kujenya PRESIDENT BOLA Tinubu has requested the Senate to amend the 2024 Appropriation Act and the 2023 Finance Act. He proposes increasing the budget by ₦6.2 trillion. This request was presented in a letter to Senate President Godswill…
  • President Tinubu Names Didi Walson-Jack as New Head of Nigerian Civil Service
    By Joke Kujenya DIDI ESTHER WALSON-Jack has been appointed by President Bola Tinubu as the new Head of the Civil Service of the Federation. Her term begins on August 14, 2024. Walson-Jack will succeed Folasade Yemi-Esan, who retires on August…
  • LET THE THIRD TIER BREATHE: Implications of the Supreme Court Verdict
    By Bayo Onanuga THE SUPREME Court judgement on July 11, granting financial autonomy to the 774 local councils and recognising them as the third tier of Nigeria’s governance architecture, was truly historic. It was perhaps the most remarkable judgement ever…
  • NASS Backs NNPC’s Efforts to Boost Crude Oil Production and Curb Oil Theft
    By Helen Okechukwu, JKNMedia Reporter THE NATIONAL Assembly has expressed its backing for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in boosting oil production and tackling oil theft. This announcement followed the Assembly’s Joint Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream) visit to…
  • Lagos Govt Debunks Viral Fake News on Environmental Sanitation
    By Ajibola Olaide, JKNMedia Reporter THE LAGOS State Government on Wednesday debunked a viral fake news circulating on social media, stating emphatically that the State has not re-introduced the monthly environmental sanitation and is not starting any movement restriction by…
  • African Leaders, Development Partners Commit to Prioritize Foundational Learning
    By Paul Ejime WORRIED ABOUT the poor state of learning in Africa, “with nine out of 10 children unable to read with understanding or do basic maths by the age of ten,” African leaders and education stakeholders have called for…
  • IMF Cuts Nigeria’s 2024 Economic Growth Forecast to 3.1%
    By Jemimah Wellington, JKNMedia Reporter THE INTERNATIONAL Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised its forecast for Nigeria’s economic growth in 2024, lowering it to 3.1 percent. The reduction follows weaker-than-expected growth in the first quarter of the year. In its July…
  • Global Growth Steady at 3.2% Despite Inflation Challenges
    By Joke Kujenya THE GLOBAL economy is projected to grow by 3.2% in 2024, maintaining the forecast from the April 2024 World Economic Outlook (WEO) report. JKNewsMedia reports that the growth rate is expected to slightly increase to 3.3% in…
  • President Tinubu, NGE, Celebrate Professor Olatunji Dare @80
    By Joke Kujenya PRESIDENT BOLA Tinubu has congratulated Professor Olatunji Dare on his 80th birthday, highlighting his remarkable contributions to journalism. Professor Dare, a respected journalist and academic, has played a significant role in shaping public discourse in Nigeria and…
  • AfDB President Cautions Against Nigeria’s Food Import Policy
    By Joke Kujenya PRESIDENT OF the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has criticized Nigeria’s decision to permit extensive food importation. He warns this policy risks undermining the country’s agricultural sector. Adesina voiced his concerns following the announcement by…
  • Akpabio Urges Plateau State to Strengthen Town Planning Laws After Tragic Building Collapse
    By Jemimah Wellington, JKNMedia Reporter SENATE PRESIDENT Godswill Akpabio has emphasized the urgent need for Plateau State to bolster its town planning laws in response to a recent building collapse that resulted in tragic fatalities. His remarks came during a…
  • Lagos Promises Enhanced Facilities for Corps Members, Allocates N5 Billion for New NYSC Camp
    By Ajibola Olaide, JKNMedia Reporter TO ADDRESS the accommodation challenges faced by National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members posted to Lagos State, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced the approval of N5 billion for the construction of a new permanent orientation camp….

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