UN Launches 24-hour Hotline For Staff To Report Sexual Harassment

UN Launches 24-hour Hotline For Staff To Report Sexual Harassment

The UN has launched a 24-hour helpline to enable staff to call out sexual harassment in the workplace, Secretary-General António Guterres has said. Guterres said in his email sent to staff members that the help-line was meant to speak confidentially to trained officials who could provide protection for them. “The helpline is a 24-hour resource for UN Secretariat personnel to speak confidentially with an impartial and trained individual who can provide information on protection, support…

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FG Approves N2.2bn For Rehabilitation Of Abuja

FG Approves N2.2bn For Rehabilitation Of Abuja

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the request of about N2.2 billion by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCDA) for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the Bill Clinton Airport Drive. Also, the council approved another sum of N273 million for the provision of field materials for the delivery of quality potable water for residents of the Federal capital territory (FCT). Bill Clinton Drive is the road directly linking the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Road…

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Okonjo-Iweala Gets Commonwealth High-Level Group Appointment

Okonjo-Iweala Gets Commonwealth High-Level Group Appointment

Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been appointed into a High Level Group on Governance of the Commonwealth Secretariat. Prof. Ben Maloney, Communications Officer, Commonwealth Secretariat, said in a statement that  the High Level Group would make recommendations on governance of the Commonwealth Secretariat. The Commonwealth, however, denied that the group was constituted to secretly begin considering who might succeed the Queen as its head. “At their last Summit in Malta, Commonwealth…

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FCTA Suspends Registration Of New Private Schools

FCTA Suspends Registration Of New Private Schools

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has placed an indefinite suspension on registration of new private primary and secondary schools, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Speaking during a meeting with representatives of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPSS), in his office, at the weekend, the secretary, Education Secretariat (FCTA), Sen. Isah Maina, stated that the suspension would remain in force, until new guidelines, to address the complaints and changes are put…

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Fraud: Russian Banks Loses $6m To Hackers

Fraud: Russian Banks Loses $6m To Hackers

Unidentified hackers stole 339.5 million rubles ($6 million) in an attack on the SWIFT international payments messaging system in Russia last year, the Russian central bank said on Friday. The disclosure, buried at the bottom of a central bank report on digital thefts at Russian banks, is the latest in a string of attempted and successful cyber heists using fraudulent wire-transfer requests. The central bank said it had been sent information about ”one successful attack…

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Oprah Winfrey Restates She Will Not Run For President

Oprah Winfrey Restates She Will Not Run For President

Oprah Winfrey in an interview on the 60 Minutes Overtime on CBS This Morning, restated that she will not run for president in 2020 because she was not made for it.  Despite having willing sponsors, she said that she has not heard from God directly. She said that the reaction she got from her Golden Globes #MeToo speech and was overwhelming and really humbling, “I am actually humbled by the fact that people think that I could be a leader…

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Budget deal shows high cost of bipartisanship

Budget deal shows high cost of bipartisanship

Few things produce bipartisanship more than spending other people’s money. This week’s deal to add $320 billion to the deficit over the next 20 months and set the stage for $1.8 trillion more in deficits over the next decade has won strong reviews from those who want to see Democrats and Republicans get along better. But those who keep their eye on the bottom line say good feelings among senators is bad news for taxpayers,…

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Fraud: EFCC Arrests Fake U.S. Army Colonel

Fraud: EFCC Arrests Fake U.S. Army Colonel

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has arrested two men for “impersonating” its operatives to obtain $10,000 by false presence. Spokesman of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed this in a statement. Uwujaren identified the suspects as one Mike Nkwocha and Richardson Obasogie, a “self-confessed Colonel in the United States Army”. He said their victim (not identified) had petitioned the commission alleging that one Ladan Mustapha, who claimed to be an EFCC…

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Olympics: Fire breaks out near Media Village

Olympics: Fire breaks out near Media Village

Emergency services scrambled on Thursday to deal with a fire which broke out near the Winter Olympics Media Village. Thick black smoke could be seen rising near Gangneung Olympic Park. Police said the fire came from a construction site behind a cafe. An investigation into the cause of the fire, which caused an emergency alert to be sent to mobile phones in the region, is underway. The 2018 Pyeongchang Games will run from Feb. 9-25….

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Rumoured celebrity lovers Simi and Adekunle Gold ‘clash’ on social media

Rumoured celebrity lovers Simi and Adekunle Gold ‘clash’ on social media

Adekunle Gold and Simi are celebrities who are very vocal on social media. Both singers are also very interactive with their fans on their various platforms. There have also been rumours that both of them are currently in a relationship even though they haven’t come out to expressly confirm or deny this. Recently, Adekunle Gold shared a photo of his new hairstyle and Simi took the opportunity to mock him. Source: INFONG

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