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Abba Kyari vs Monguno: Chief of Staff has taken over Buhari’s job – Experts, lawmakers, other stakeholders

Listen to article The face-off between the National Security Adviser, NSA, Major General Babagana Monguno and President Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, has attracted the attention of well-meaning Nigerians, including politicians, security experts and professionals who have raised the alarm over an impending collapse of the entire security architecture …

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Mars InSight Lander Yields a Year of Surprising Discoveries Above and Below the Surface of the Red Planet

In this artist’s concept of NASA’s InSight lander on Mars, layers of the planet’s subsurface can be seen below and dust devils can be seen in the background. Credit: IPGP/Nicolas Sarter A batch of new papers summarizes the lander’s findings. A new understanding of Mars is beginning to emerge, thanks …

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Rwanda: Rwanda Eyes U.S.$1 Million to Promote Green Building Technologies

Rwanda is one of the ten countries that are competing for an award of $1 million under the ‘Million Cool Roofs Challenge’-a global competition to accelerate access to affordable, sustainable cooling through rapid deployment of cool roof materials for residential, municipal, and commercial buildings. The competition is an initiative of …

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Ekiti promotes 4,000 teachers

Ekiti State Government has promoted over 4,000 teachers in the public primary schools. The Executive Chairman of the State Universal Education Board (SUBEB), Prof. Francisca Aladejana, who made this known in a statement in Ado-Ekiti, said the elevation covered outstanding promotions of primary school teachers in the state up to …

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Smishing, data theft by directors, and a new mental health focus

Security researchers and practitioners will be talking about a surge in SMS-based phishing attacks, the threat employees pose to data security, and how to improve health and wellness on security team members.Read More

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NDIC liquidates 425 failed deposit money banks, others in 32 years 

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), weekend, disclosed that has liquidated about 425 banks, due largely to bad loans in the past 22 years. The Corporation, in collaboration the Central Bank of  Nigeria (CBN), also said it has worked out a system, which allows a debtor’s fund domiciled anywhere outside the bank owed to …

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‘Nigeria must strengthen democratic process to handle hate speech’

PHOTO: TONYE BAKARE With various dangers identified with hate speech and its handling by the Federal Government, experts have said that Nigeria must strengthen democratic process to avoid huge pitfalls. While some have condemned alleged bias on the part of government in handling some issues in the country, others are …

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Cup, lip and slip

Biobarakuma Degi David Lyon, former Governor-Elect of Bayelsa State and his Deputy, Biobarakuma Degi were having a dress rehearsal on how their swearing-in ceremony will go the next day. Such organisational choreography is standard procedure in political cycles so that the debutants in office will do as customs and traditions …

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KPMG, Nigerian banks and customer experience

Just recently, the global consulting giant, KPMG, published its 13th edition of the year-on-year Banking Industry Customer Experience Survey; an impressive shift from its poplar “Customer Satisfaction Survey” (CSS) The new report acknowledges that simply satisfying customers’ is not an end in itself; to gain competitive advantage, banks must design …

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Yari kicks over alleged political witch-hunt, indictment over misuse of N90 billion

Abdulaziz Yari The last is yet to be heard of the face-off between Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State and his predecessor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, over salient issues relating to the governance of the state. A Project Verification Committee led by Alhaji Ahmad Zabarma instituted by Matawalle of the Peoples …

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