FG inaugurates committee to draft bill to transit to knowledge economy
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The Ministry of Education has inaugurated an 11-member National Research and Development Foundation(NRDF) Draft Executive Bill Committee to define the path of Nigeria’s knowledge economy.
He disclosed that having a legal framework to back up research and development in the country would go a long way in finding lasting solutions to challenges being faced in different sectors of the economy.
Twitter ban: No platform should cause war here, says Lai
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The Federal Government on Tuesday confirmed that Twitter had formally written to seek dialogue with Nigerian government on issues leading to the indefinite suspension of its operations in the country.
Mohammed said this when he featured on ‘Politics Nationwide,’ a call-in programme of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria.
“I can confirm that Twitter has written the Federal Government that they are ready to talk.
As we have always conserved, the door is not locked and we are open minded but Twitter must work toward it,” he said.
World Bank advises CBN to adopt clear forex policy
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The World Bank on Tuesday advised the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to present a clearer and more predictable foreign exchange (forex) management policy for Nigeria.
The World Bank’s position on Nigeria’s forex policy indicates the global lender’s response to request for a $1.5 billion loan would be linked to how the issue was handled.
FG remains committed to lifting Nigerians out of poverty
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The Federal Government, on Tuesday, reiterated its determination to lift Nigerians out of poverty through the National Social Investment Programmes (N-SIP).
Hajiya Sadiya Umar-Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Interventions, made the remarks while distributing engagement letters and monitoring devices to some Independent Monitors in Kano.
Umar-Farouq, represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Alhaji Bashir Nura-Alkali, stated that government had trained 5,000 independent monitors across the country in February.
The minister stated that N-SIP was created by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016 to create jobs for citizens and improve their well-being.
NASFAT Takes Campaign Against Gender-Based Violence To Sokoto LGAs
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An Islamic organisation, Nasru-Lahi-l-Fatih Society (NASFAT), has embarked on sensitisation campaign aimed at ending violence against women and girls in three local government areas with the highest number of such cases in Sokoto State.
The local government areas include Binji, Sokoto North and Tangaza.
The zonal chairman of the group, Alhaji Muftahuddeen, lamented that most of the violent acts were perpetrated by sons of wealthy individuals.
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