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Customs to commence implementation of reviewed e-VIN today

Customs to commence implementation of reviewed e-VIN today

The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, yesterday said it will commence the implementation of the reviewed electronic Vehicle Identification Number, e-VIN today. Speaking at the sensitisation workshop for stakeholders in Apapa, Lagos, the Controller in charge of e-valuation, Abuja, Anthony Udenze, said the application will be launched today and will be fully deployed from Saturday. Recall […]

Biden says Sweden and Finland have the ‘full backing’ of the United States to join NATO

Biden says Sweden and Finland have the ‘full backing’ of the United States to join NATO

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Thursday that the United States fully supports Sweden and Finland’s bids to join NATO after both nations began the formal process of applying to the alliance. Biden, flanked by Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, said the two countries would “make NATO stronger.” He called their moves to join […]

Mastercard launches tech that lets you pay with your face or hand in stores

Mastercard launches tech that lets you pay with your face or hand in stores

Mastercard is piloting new technology that lets shoppers make payments with just their face or hand at the checkout point. The company on Tuesday launched a program for retailers to offer biometric payment methods, like facial recognition and fingerprint scanning. At checkout, users will be able to authenticate their payment by showing their face or the […]

UK inflation jumps to 40-year high of 9% as food and energy prices spiral

UK inflation jumps to 40-year high of 9% as food and energy prices spiral

LONDON — U.K. inflation soared to a 40-year high of 9% in April as food and energy prices spiraled, official figures revealed Wednesday, escalating the country’s cost-of-living crisis. Consumer prices rose by 2.5% month-on-month, fractionally below expectations for a 2.6% climb in a Reuters poll of economists, which had also projected a 9.1% annual increase. […]

PDP: INEC denies holding 3-man delegate congress in Abia

PDP: INEC denies holding 3-man delegate congress in Abia

Contrary to claims by a segment of the leadership of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that the party held its three-man delegate congress on May 6th 2022, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has denied any knowledge of such exercise. INEC in a response to an inquiry by DIOKA STAN & CO solicitors, Abuja […]

WHO spends $1.7bn on essential supplies to COVID response

WHO spends $1.7bn on essential supplies to COVID response

By Chioma Obinna Ahead of the World Health Assembly, a new World Health Organisation’s, WHO, has shown that  the global health body invested a total of $1.7billion on essential supplies to the COVID-19 response even as it achieved the 1.4 billion vaccine doses target through COVAX facility. However, the report also noted that much remains […]

Crypto industry wields its influence in Washington after pouring over $30 million into campaigns

Crypto industry wields its influence in Washington after pouring over $30 million into campaigns

U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres, D-N.Y., called on New Yorkers to support the cryptocurrency market in a March op-ed in the New York Daily News titled, “A liberal case for cryptocurrency.” “With a multi-billion dollar market capitalization, crypto is here to stay. It’s not going anywhere. New York City should and must embrace crypto if it […]

FG to phase out doctors, health workers, other MDAs’ hazard allowances

FG to phase out doctors, health workers, other MDAs’ hazard allowances

By Victor Ahiuma-Young THE Federal Government has announced plans to phase out hazard allowance paid to medical doctors and other health workers in medical centres and clinics in Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs. A circular by the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, NSIWC, signed by its Chairman, Ekpto U.O Nta, said:  “It should be noted […]

Food prices drive inflation to 16.8%, analysts project further rises

Food prices drive inflation to 16.8%, analysts project further rises

By Elizabeth Adegbesan Analysts in the financial sector have projected further inflationary pressure in the coming months, even as inflation maintained an uptrend for the third consecutive month in April to 16.82 per cent. They cited the sustained pressure on food prices and energy costs on the back of the Ukraine-Russia conflict. In its Consumer […]

APC to inaugurate C’ttees to screen State Assembly aspirants, conduct delegates’ congresses

APC to inaugurate C’ttees to screen State Assembly aspirants, conduct delegates’ congresses

By Omeiza Ajayi, Abuja The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has announced its decision to inaugurate Screening Committees for State House of Assembly Aspirants today. National Organizing Secretary of the party, Sulaiman Muhammad Argungu disclosed this in a statement issued Tuesday morning in Abuja. According to him, the party would also inaugurate Special Congress Committees […]