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How FG Can Tackle Revenue Funding For Universities -Fashola

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How FG Can Tackle Revenue Funding For Universities -Fashola

Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing, has stated that alternative funding would be very helpful in the Federal Government’s (FG) pursuit to tackle the revenue challenges for universities.

In a statement signed by the Ministry’s Director of Press, Blessing Adams-Lere, Fashola noted that a printing press, consultancy services, and poll results are credible funding proposals for tertiary institutions.

According to the minister, collective funding of education is needed by various levels of government and is not exclusive to the federal government as commonly insinuated.

University consultancy services, data provision, poll results, value data and printing press are value proposals of alternative for tertiary Institutions.

“Tertiary education is on the concurrent list, meaning that states and federal governments can fund education in the country,” the statement quoted Fashola as saying.

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NITDA Commences Application For Digital Economy Employability Program

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NITDA Commences Application For Digital Economy Employability Program

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has announced its ongoing application for Digital Economy Employability Program.

The public service institution disclosed this in an official statement released on its social media, with the theme of the program tagged “Driving inclusive digital adoption, optimization and connecting participants to deeper opportunities in the digital economy.”

How to apply?

To apply for the Digital Economy Employability Program, qualified candidates is expected to visit https://deep.nitda.gov.ng/. You are to proceed by clicking of the ‘eligibility and registration’ button.

A form is provided, and you are to fill in the necessary details and submit the application.

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Know the Eligibility Criteria:

Below is a listed eligibility criterion for the NITDA employability program.

  • Beginner in the Digital Economy with NO prior IT skills
  • Have an interest in IT skill development
  • Available for training in your State of Residence.
  • Ready to dedicate 2 hours daily for self-paced certification.

Application closing date:

The Application is ongoing, which kicked off on Thursday, the 24th of November 2022, and it is expected to close on Wednesday, the 30th of November, 2022.

Training date for the program?

Training begins on 5th December 2022.

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EFCC Partners NDA To Fight Cyber Threat

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EFCC Partners NDA To Fight Cyber Threat

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has announced a partnership with Nigerian Defence Academy to fight national cyber threats.

Abdulrasheed Bawa, Executive Chairman of the law enforcement agency reiterated the collaboration when he was visited by the academy Commandant, Major Gen. I.M Yusufat in Abuja.

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“The Executive Chairman of the EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, on Wednesday, 23 November 2022 restated the desire of the Commission to intensify its training collaboration with the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA, especially in the area of cybersecurity to tackle emerging threats.

“He (Abdulrasheed Bawa) stated this when he received Major Gen. I.M Yusuf, Commandant NDA at the Commission`s headquarters, Abuja.

“While expressing gratitude to the NDA for coming to the aid of the Commission in 2016 and 2017 in training the highest number of cadets ever assembled for a course in the EFCC, Bawa commended NDA’s interest in Cybersecurity,” the commission wrote.

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TCN Blames Discos For Constant Grid Collapse

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TCN Blames Discos For Constant Grid Collapse

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), has blamed the power generation and distribution companies for the repeated collapse of the national electricity grid.

 It, therefore, asked the Gencos and Discos to “up their games” in the delivery of electricity.

The Chairman, Technical and Monitoring Committee, and member of the governing board of TCN, Nsima Ekere, disclosed this on the side-lines of the two-day official visit and inspection of the TCN store at Ojo and other transmission stations in Lagos by the board.

He said the Discos and Gencos should make adequate investments in their networks and infrastructures for Nigerians to enjoy some level of power stability.

He said TCN was not responsible for poor services to electricity consumers, as the faults should be traced to the generating and utility firms.

Ekere advised both electricity distribution companies and generation companies to improve on their capacities to distribute and generate power.

He said, “When this board came on stream, we were concerned about the issue of grid collapse. Then we set up a committee to look into the issue and we saw that it is a complex issue.

The fault is not TCN. It is from the Gencos and Discos because sometimes when we tell them to take more power, they take less. All these impact negatively on the grid.

That customers are able to get power does not depend on TCN capacity alone. The Gencos and Discos have to generate and distribute enough power for supply to improve.”

He said TCN was in the process of installing a SCADA system, which according to him, would help create stability and eliminate grid collapse.

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