Protest turn bloody as police tear gas workers

[caption id="attachment_9597" align="alignnone" width="300"] Protest[/caption] An otherwise peaceful protest by staff of a Korean firm named, Linda Manufacturing Company, makers of popular accessory, X-pression turned violent at the weekend as policemen used tear gas to disperse the protesting workers. A Source was reliably informed that a lady, identified simply as Aina, was hit by a tear-gas canister in the face. The protest, which started at about 8am, was staged by the workers of the company to register their disapproval of the alleged sack of 10 workers through courier. While the police used tear gas to disperse protesting workers from the company, a tear-gas canister hit Aina in the face, damaging the bridge of her nose. In reaction, the workers destroyed some equipment and computer systems in the company....

Nigeria gets Korea’s N2.4b for e-govt

TVC E, BUSINESS - The Republic of Korea has spent N2.4 billion ($4.5million) on capacity building for e-government in Nigeria, minister of Communication Technology has said. The money is expected to help develop the country’s e-government master plan, training centre and capacity development programme. It is to be spent between 2013 and 2018. The project is being implemented by  the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). Already, 71 persons have participated in four previous exercises while seven people are undergoing a masters degree programme on e-government at KOOKMIN University, Korea. Minister of Communications Technology, Adebayo Shittu, said e-government is important to strengthen transparency and accountability in government.  Speaking during the opening ceremony of the  second in-country capacity development  programme with Project for capacity building of e-government in Nigeria as its theme, Adebayo noted that since the world and the people have gone digital, it has become imperative for governance to also go digital. ...