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NDPHC constructs 33kV line to end Osun community 10-year blackout.

The Niger Delta Power Holding Company of Nigeria on Wednesday announced the beginning of construction work on a 15km 33kV power supply line from Ile-Ife Transmission Substation to Garage-Olode Town, Ife South Local Government Area, Osun State.
It said the project when completed would restore power supply to the area, which had been without electricity supply for over 10 years.

FG, Tech4Dev Collaborate on Youth Empowerment.

Following the growing rate of unemployment in Nigeria in the past couple of years, Technology for Social Change and Development Initiative (Tech4Dev), a non-profit organisation has partnered the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to up skill 36,000 youths in one year.
The current unemployment rate is the highest ever, with unemployment scourge being magnified by COVID-19 crisis.

NITDA unveils new project to drive digital economy.

In line with the efforts to boost the Nigerian digital economy, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has begun operations of the National Public Key Infrastructure (NPKI).
The commencement of the national PKI operations was unveiled by the Director General, Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, on Tuesday in a Key Generation and Handover Ceremony for Root Certification Authority (RCA) for Country Signing Certification Authority (CSCA) and Country Verification Certification Authority (CVCA) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

COVID-19 Vaccination: Misinformation Spreads Despite Assurances By WHO, NPHCDA, Others.

LAGOS — When the first batch of Oxford AstraZeneca arrived on Nigerias shores in March 2021, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), the agency in charge of Nigerias vaccination programme, expressed confidence that the vaccine was safe and effective.
As of June 15, close to 2million (1,978,808) out of an estimated 200 million Nigerians have gotten at least a dose of the vaccine while less than one million (680,345) have the full dose as contained on the site of world in data.

Buhari, NIRSAL and Agro-Nigeria.

President Muhammadu Buhari would most likely be remembered as the best farmer-friendly President. The rice revolution and quantum leap in local production of grains, cotton, among others, attest to a new era of genuine economic diversification through agriculture.
All thanks to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) ambitious funding of agriculture and introduction of safety nets to ensure strict compliance with the rules governing loans.

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