The Nigeria Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS) has revealed that the electronic payment industry lost over N4. 8 billion to criminals in the first nine months of 2014.
This was contained in a communique issued by the Electronic Payment Providers Association of Nigeria (E-PPAN) at the end of its 5th Annual Payment Systems and Fraud Conference held on the 4th of November, 2014.
Held in Lagos, the theme of the event was, â€˜Unbundling the Criminal Justice Process in a Digital Economy.â€™
THE Executive Director of National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr. Ado Mohammed, has said that 180,000 Nigerians die annually from pneumonia cases.
He said that out of 6.7 million cases in Nigeria annually, about 180,000 die of the disease due to lack of adequate vaccines in the public health facilities.
He said that the Agency had been for exclusive breast feeding for the first 6 months after birth, which according to him protects children from pneumonia.
â€œWe have been advocating for
THE Nasarawa State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Wednesday, reclaimed Keffi and Keana local government areas of the state, following the nullification of their election results at the election petition tribunal sitting in Keffi.
With the nullification of the results, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is controlling only two local government areas in the state, namely Kokona and Nasarawa- Eggon.
While swearing-in the new chairmen, Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura urged them to
IN an effort to curb the continued dismal performance of candidates in Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSCE), the Lagos State government has introduced a screening test for all SSS III students.
The state Commissioner for Education, Mrs Olayinka Oladunjoye, disclosed this on Wednesday, at a stakeholdersâ€™ meeting involving principals, parents, SSS III teachers and students.
According to her, a pass (50 per cent) will be the minimum requirement from every student before he or she
â€¢Says no political prisoner, nobody on exile under his watch â€¢All PDP govs, mammoth crowd witness declaration
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday, formally accepted the call to contest 2015 presidential election, offering more political and social freedom to Nigerians who, he said, would never be driven into exile under his watch in the course of exercising their freedom of expression.
The president addressed a crowd at the Eagle Square, Abuja, telling them that having prayed to God, he had,
â€¢New delegate modalities coming
THE closed-door meeting between the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, chairman of the Lagos State chapter, Chief Henry Ajomale and governorship aspirants in the state, on Sunday, did not resolve all the differences tugging at the heart of the party, Nigerian Tribune has learnt.
An aspirant in attendance, however, confirmed that Tinubu dissociated himself from the alleged endorsement of any candidate for the partyâ€™s governorship
THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Tuesday, bowed to rejection of creation of additional 30,000 polling units ahead the 2015 general election and put the exercise on hold till after the elections.
In a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by its secretary, Mrs Augusta C. Ogakwu, on Tuesday night, INEC disclosed that it took the decision following the controversy that had been trailing the exercise since it was announced.
â€œThe commission met today (Tuesday) and reviewed
THE National Leadership of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has frowned at the inability of the Federal Government to secure the Nigerian schools, making innocent students vulnerable to heinous activities of insurgents raging in the North-East.
National President of NUT, Comrade Michael Ologba Olukoya, said the union was particularly outraged with the suicide attack on Government Science Technical School, Yobe, on Monday, killing over 48 students and several others injured.
Olukoya in a statement
The Ekiti State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, did not discuss a request by the state governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, to screen commissioner nominees, saying it was not included in Tuesday's order paper.
The assembly, also at its sitting on Tuesday, failed to deliberate on a motion seeking members' approval for the constitution of local government caretaker committees' chairmen and members as also sought by Governor Fayose.
Chairman of the assembly's Committee on Legal Matters and Local
DISPLACED residents of five Adamawa Local government areas under the siege of Boko Haram insurgents have vowed to move to Cameroon Republic, should the Federal Government continue to pay lip service to the activities of insurgents who have taken over their territories.
The residents who were angered by the incessant attacks and killings occasioned by the Boko Haram incursion and expressed dismay over the failure of the Federal Government to deploy security to checkmate the insurgents.
They said with
FOR lack of diligent prosecution, a Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal, on Tuesday, struck out a notice of appeal filed by a former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Ishaya Bamaiyi (retd) and three others, seeking to uphold a $10 million bribery allegation suit filed against a former Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Ade Alabi.
When the appeal was called on Tuesday, neither the appellants nor the respondents were represented in court.
It was consequent upon this that the appellate
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Edo State, on Tuesday, declared that a total of 4,658 permanent voter cards (PVCs) were snatched in nine local government areas of the state during distribution.
The electoral body said the theft was recorded in 11 out of the 18 local governments in the state with Orhionmwon Local Government Area ahead others with 3,661 PVCs that were snatched in eight polling units.
The Edo State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr Baritor Kpagih, who
President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the recommendation of Justice Mahmud Mohammed as the new Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).
The National Judicial Council (NJC), penultimate week, recommended him as the most senior justice of the Supreme Court to him as the appointing authority.
Nigerian Tribune gathered from government sources that Mahmudâ€™s appointment letter from the president was out this week and had been received by the council.
Jonathan, it was also learnt, had sent his name to the Senate
The Air Council has approved the promotion of 16 commodores to the rank of Air Vice Marshals.
Informed sources from the Ministry of Defence disclosed to the Nigerian Tribune that the Minister of Defence, Lieutenant General Aliyu Gusau (retd) presided over the Air Council meeting on behalf of President Goodluck Jonathan who is the Air Council chairman.
The source revealed that out of the 25 Air Commodores that were presented to be considered, 16 of them scaled through.
Among those that scaled the
A polytechnic graduate (name withheld) has died in a lake situated at Aba Apata, Adegbayi, in Egbeda Local Government Area of Oyo State.
The deceased, eyewitness told the Nigerian Tribune, committed suicide after he claimed he was fed up with life, having searched for job after graduation to no avail.
He then decided to jump into the river.
The eyewitness, who is a resident of the area, said: â€œwhat we heard was that the man is a polytechnic graduate and has looked for job after graduation which
THE National Universities Commission (NUC) and the Association of Business Executives (ABE) of United Kingdom will on November 19, 2014 sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the promotion of entrepreneurship education in Nigerian universities.
The Association of Business Executives, a professional membership body and an examination board which develops business and management qualifications provide progression routes to bachelor degree and Masters programmes worldwide.
ABE has long established
Former Lagos State Commissioner for Health and 2015 governorship aspirant, Dr Leke Pitan, on Tuesday, formally declared his ambition to become the next governor of the state on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC).
He promised an eight-point agenda that would focus on human capital development for all citizens in the state.
Pitan gave this promise at the event, which took place at Onikan Stadium, Obalende, and attended by political associates, party faithful, Muslims and Christian clerics,
THE Federal Government has warned Nigerians seeking university education abroad to obtain proper information about the institutions in order not to end up attending "Business Centres" as universities.
Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, who gave the warning in Abuja, equally advocated the creation of a directory for African universities for easy identification of approved institutions.
Shekarau, spoke at the opening ceremony of the meeting of ECOWAS Ministers in charge of Higher Education
The governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has said his governmentâ€™s understanding of the so-called stomach infrastructure was to make the citizens gainfully employed so that they could have food to feed their families.
He made this known at the Obaseeku High School, Eruwa, on his tour of Ibarapa area of the state and to distribute letters to applicants from the zone who were part of the 5,300 applicants recently employed into the state teaching service by his government.
According to the