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Parastatals refuses to use government domain name

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Over 30 government agencies and parastatals are yet to migrate from their international and local domain names to gov.ng domain, investigation has revealed.

As of November 2, 2017, a check on the web portals of these regulatory bodies and government establishments showed that many still had the .ng, .org or .com domain names.

The need for government agencies and parastatals to adopt the gov.ng domain name is in line with the drive to use the Information and Communications Technology for efficient service delivery and improve the ease of doing business in the country.

The Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency, Dr. Isa Pantami, in June this year, conducted an assessment of the websites of the federal ministries and identified that they lacked feedback forms, reachable phone numbers and email addresses and other information necessary to facilitate ease of doing business.

He directed all government agencies to adopt the gov.ng domain, a form of identity for the government on the Internet, and in compliance with the Federal Government’s executive order.

“Requests for domain registration and other support services are attended to within 24 hours if all the requirements are provided,” Patanmi said.

The Bureau of Public Enterprises, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, and the Atomic Energy Commission are among the government agencies that had ng.org, .org and .ng domain, respectively.

The parastatals without gov.ng web address cut across different sectors such as education, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Information and Culture, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Labour and Employment among others.

Under the Ministry of Defence, the Nigerian Army, Nigeria Navy, and the Defence Space Agency still maintained the mil.ng domain name while the Nigerian Defence Academy had the edu.ng domain.

In the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, about two government establishments have not adopted the gov.ng domain name. They are the Nigerian Television Authority and the News Agency of Nigeria.

Source: ( Punch Newspaper)

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Nigeria’s Economy May Emerge From Recession In 2021 Q1, Says Emefiele

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 Nigeria’s Economy May Emerge From Recession In 2021 Q1, Says Emefiele

CBN Governor – Godwin Emefiele

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has predicted that the nation’s economy may emerge from recession in the first quarter of 2021.

Recall that some days ago, Nigeria entered into recession for the second time since 2016.

CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, made the prediction on Friday during the 55th annual Bankers Dinner which held in Lagos.

He expressed that the expected economic growth was two per cent.

Also Read: Nigeria Will Exit Recession By First Quarter Of 2021 – Finance Minister

Emefiele said, “With the sustained implementation of our intervention measures, we do expect that the Nigerian economy could emerge from the recession by the first quarter of 2021.”

“We also expect that growth in 2021 would attain 2.0 per cent. However, downside risks remain, as restoration of full economic activities, particularly in service-related sectors, remains uncertain until a COVID vaccine is produced and made available to millions of people across the world.

“Second, with the significant rise in cases in advanced markets and the imposition of lockdowns in parts of Europe, concerns remain on the impact this could have on growth in advanced economies, commodity prices and the financial markets.”

He also called for measures to “insulate our economy from the impact of these shocks through our diversification efforts, while also working to ensure that we adhere to safety protocols in order to prevent a surge in COVID-19 related cases, as this could further cripple economic activities.

This prediction by the apex bank echoes the projection of the Minister for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, who stated that Nigeria would exit recession in the first quarter of 2021.

 

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Shehu Sani Reacts To Hisbah’s Call For Scrapping Of Black Friday

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Shehu Sani Reacts To Hisbah's Call For Scrapping Of Black Friday

Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has reacted to the call for the scrapping of the popular ‘Black Friday’sales by the Kano State Hisbah Board.

Recall that earlier on Friday, the board asked a radio station, demanding that it stops using the word “Black Friday” to refer to Friday.

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The board explained that since Friday is regarded as a holy day in Islam, tagging it “Black Friday” is derogatory and a thus, should not be condoned.

Reacting to the statement, the former lawmaker from Kaduna described the threat by the Hisbah board as ‘nonsensical.”

He wrote:

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Court Orders Release Of Sen. Ndume From Kuje Prison

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Court Orders Release Of Sen. Ndume From Kuje Prison

Ali Ndume

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted bail to Senator Ali Ndume who was detained in prison on Monday following the failure to produce Abdulrasheed Maina in court.

This was made known by the presiding judge, Justice Okon Abang in a ruling on Friday, November 27.

Also Read: BREAKING: Court Fixes Date For Ndume’s Bail Application

He stated that he chose to grant the senator bail based on his record of good behaviour before the court, notwithstanding that the other grounds of his bail application failed.

Justice Abang granted bail to Senator Ndume pending the hearing and determination of the Borno South Senator’s appeal filed at the Court of Appeal to challenge Monday’s order.

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