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Panthelope Launches Innovative Laundry & Dry Cleaning on-Demand App

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Panthelope Technologies, an IT firm has announced the launch of a new application, LaundryBag, a tech-enabled on-demand laundry and dry cleaning mobile app service aimed at providing laundry and dry cleaning services at an affordable cost.

The application allows its users order a wash by adding laundry items to a virtual laundry bag which will be picked up, cleaned and delivered to the user’s doorstep all within a promised 48hr turn around time.

Speaking on the new application, Ikenna Iloeje, founder/technology lead, Panthelope Technologies, said that the application was built bearing in mind the busy schedule of Nigerians in mega cities, particularly Lagosians. LaundryBag provides real-time instant notifications of your laundry’s progress, customers also get to pay only when cleaned laundry has been delivered.

LaundryBag promises to give its customers that extra convenience, quality, full control, price flexibility and lower rates than your next-door laundry shop all within a remarkable turnaround time.

“Our prices, he continued, are location based and quite affordable. It will be most unfair to offer same rates across all areas from high-brow to low-brow” According to Iloeje, “the #UberForX euphoria is gradually gaining grounds especially in Lagos; the tech-hub of the Nigeria. With the likes of Uber, EasyTaxi, GoMyWay and now LaundryBag, we can safely say the on-demand market is here”.

The application is a free-to-download app and is available for android on Google Play Store, iphone coming soon. Orders can also be placed via the web at http://order.laundrybag.com.ng/

It should be recalled that Panthelope Technologies launched Traffic Lite Social GPS and Maps, a community-based traffic application aimed at providing real-time traffic updates to subscribers on its platform in December 2014. It has since been regarded as one of the top applications to help navigate traffic in Lagos State.

Panthelope Technologies is an ingenious software development firm based in Lagos, borne out of the need to provide world-class software applications that enhances productivity and makes the Nigerian life easier.

 

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Shittu Advocates Synergy Among ICT Institutions

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Barr. Adebayo Shittu, Minister of Communications, has advocated the need to strengthen the weak framework in the ICT sector in order to foster synergy among existing ICT institutions.

Shittu spoke yesterday at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Ministerial Retreat of the Federal Ministry of Communications held at the International Conference Centre of the University of Ibadan.

The theme of the two-day retreat is “Mobilising ICT Institutions for Driving Economic Recovery and Growth.’’

The minister said the retreat “is aimed at bringing together the strategic management staff of the ministry and its agencies to take stock of activities and achievements in the sector.

“The major objective of the retreat is to build synergy between the ministry and its agencies, strengthen the policy framework and agree on targets for the near future.’’

He stated that the strategies and initiatives on the ICT sector could be effectively achieved if the ministry and its agencies work in partnership.

The minister said that ICT had continued to expand the boundaries of possibilities, saying it had become more critical for participation in economic, political and social life at national and international levels.

“To reinforce our review process, we will be projecting the future by identifying smart, attainable, realistic and time-bound targets to guide our actions in the near future.

“There is no doubt that agreeing targets will facilitate our accountability framework with respect to the outcome indicators in the sector,” he added.

Alhaji AbdulAzeez Abdullahi, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, said that the retreat was premised on restoring growth, investing in people and building a globally competitive economy.

He added that ICT being an enabler for economic growth and development was envisaged to drive the successful implementation of the Economy Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) if harnessed effectively and efficiently.

“Key sectors of the economy have recognised the importance of ICT inefficient and effective service delivery,” he said.

The retreat scheduled to end on Saturday would feature several presentations from the various agencies in the ministry to produce a National ICT policy.

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FG Rakes in N50.45bn from May Bonds Auction

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The Federal Government has recorded N50.45 billion from its May bonds auction, lower than the N70 billion it targeted to raise, the Debt Management Office (DMO), has said.

According to the auction result obtained from the DMO website on Thursday in Abuja, the Federal government made N3.50 billion from a five-year bond at 12.75 per cent.

It also made N8.54 billion from a seven-year bond at 13.53 per cent and N38.50 billion from its 10-year bond at 13.98 per cent, bringing the total amount realised from the May auction to N50.45 billion.

The DMO added that N14.99 billion of the 13.53 per cent for March 2025 and N14.99 billion of the 13.98 per cent for Feb. 2028 were allotted on non-competitive basis.

It also said of the 101 bids, only 62 were successful, adding that the auction drew subscriptions of N89.82 billion.

Nigeria issues sovereign bonds monthly to support the local bond market, create a benchmark for corporate issuance and fund its budget deficit.

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NDIC Emerges First Public Organization to be Awarded Three ISO Certifications

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The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has become the first public sector organization in Nigeria to be awarded three International Standards Organization (ISO) certifications by the British Standards Institute (BSI) simultaneously.

At an elaborate ceremony in Abuja, the Corporation was presented with the three certificates by the British High Commissioner to Nigeria who was represented by the Lead Trade Adviser for Education Sector Opportunities, Ms. Natasha Anjekwu.

The three certifications achieved by NDIC are on Information Security Management System ISO/IEC 27001:2013, IT Service Management System ISO/IEC 200001:2011 and Business Continuity Management System ISO22301:2012.

Expressing her delight at the development, the National Coordinator/CEO, SERVICOM Office in the Presidency, Mrs. Nnenna Akajameli. The SERVICOM boss, who was present at the event, lauded the NDIC for the feat.

She urged the Corporation to view the certifications as its most valuable assets which should spur it to greater performance.

She concluded by stating that the SERVICOM Office intended to project the NDIC as a model to other public institutions in its efforts to optimise service delivery among public institutions in Nigeria.

Earlier, in her own remarks, Ms. Natasha Anjekwu described the feat as a great achievement. She said NDIC’s fulfilment of the requirement for the certification bore eloquent testimony to its adherence to international best practice in its operations.

Also speaking at the event, the Director of Home Finance in the Federal Ministry of Finance, Mrs. Olubunmi Siyanbola, who represented the Minister, also lauded the Corporation and urged it to view the development as a spur towards achieving greater heights.

Responding, the Managing Director/Chief Executive of the NDIC Umaru Ibrahim reiterated the commitment of the Corporation to lead in addressing the challenges of the financial services industry in Nigeria with a view to engendering professionalism and accountability.

While expressing his delight at the emergence of the Corporation as the first public institution in the country to be certified with the three standards at once, the NDIC Boss added that the feat was consistent with the implementation of its renewable 5-year strategic plan, and its desire to be the best deposit insurer in the world by 2020.

He promised that the Corporation would not rest on its oars in maintaining the standard it has set for itself.

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation successfully obtained the three ISO Certifications from the British Standards Institution (BSI) in 2017 after a rigorous process of satisfying the conditions precedent to accreditation.

The British Standards Institute UK thoroughly engaged and audited the Corporation operational processes between April and July of the year to determine the conformity of the Corporation to the standards.

By these achievements, the Corporation is poised to enhance the level of its operational readiness to deliver on its core mandate while continuously improving on the service delivery to meet the expectations of its stakeholders through sound information security, efficient IT management system and a robust business continuity system.

Amongst others, there would be improved information deliverables, availability and efficient services, effective communication as well as sound internal processes that would further engender public confidence in the banking system which would deepen financial system stability.

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