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Nigerian startups still thrive almost exclusively on foreign investment

Based on funding activities in the first and second quarter of 2018, the survival of the Nigerian internet startup space is still at the mercy of foreign investment. Could this be attributed to a lack of financial muscle on the [...]

July 23, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

People living above eighth floor less likely to die early

A new research has revealed that living in a high-rise flat could be the secret to a long and healthy life. New research shows the higher the floor you live on, the greater your life expectancy. Experts at the University [...]

July 23, 2018 Government and politics

Lagos PDP chieftain shot dead by suspected thugs

The police in Lagos State have arrested five suspects after a shooting incident that claimed the life of a leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Aborishade Adeniyi, during the party’s meeting in the state. According to police sources, Adeniyi, [...]

July 23, 2018 Incidents

Islamic clerics, monarchs worship in Kaduna ECWA church

Over 50 Islamic clerics and traditional leaders yesterday worshipped with their Christian counterparts at the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) gospel church in Kaduna to promote religious tolerance and peaceful co-existence. The Muslim clerics and the monarchs were in the [...]

July 23, 2018 Religion

Ambode extends ‘operation restore sanity to Lagos roads’

The order by the Lagos State government to remove all containerised trucks and tankers parked along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway has been extended by 48 hours. Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Ladi Lawanson, disclosed this after monitoring the progress of the exercise. [...]

July 23, 2018 Technology

PDP executive council meets over coalition with other parties

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Executive Committee (NEC) will today meet in Abuja to review issues arising from the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) it signed with 38 other political parties two weeks ago. The Guardian gathered from the party’s [...]

July 23, 2018 Government and politics

Osinbajo, Kasali harp on girls’ education to eradicate poverty

Wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, and founder, Diamond Lights Women Empowerment Initiatives, Mrs. Adefunke Kasali, have said educating girls is one of the best approaches to eradicating poverty and crime, as well as enhancing development in the [...]

July 23, 2018 Government and politics

Keep enterprising spirit alive, Buhari tells Jos market victims

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday urged victims of the fire incident in Jos Terminus market in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State to move beyond their losses, by keeping their enterprising spirit alive. On Saturday morning, a section of [...]

July 23, 2018 Government and politics

Atiku, others remember Coomassie at Fidau prayers

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and former Ogun State governor, Gbenga Daniel, were among dignitaries who visited Katsina State yesterday for the third-day Fidau prayers of the late Ibrahim Ahmadu Coomassie. Coomassie, a former Inspector General of Police (IGP) and [...]

July 23, 2018 Government and politics

Army repels terrorist attack in Yobe

Troops of 233 Battalion of the Nigerian Army at the weekend killed scores of Boko Haram insurgents in a fierce gun battle while repelling an attack on a military patrol team at Sasawa community in Yobe State. Sasawa is a [...]

July 23, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Traffic mayors hold workshop for Lagos drivers

In a bid to complement government’s effort at curbing the menace of traffic in the metropolis, as well as reduce the number of avoidable road crashes, the Special Traffic Mayors (STM) Corps at the weekend held a one-day public enlightenment [...]

July 23, 2018 Transportation

One dead as Dalung, Akoh’s convoy involves in fatal accident

One of the vehicles on a convoy of the Minister of Sports and Youths Development, Bar. Solomon Dalung, and the National Commandant of Peace Corps, Dr. Dickson Akoh, was involved in a fatal motor accident Saturday afternoon along Gombe-Bauchi highway, [...]

July 22, 2018 Incidents

Lawmakers, 8 Commissioners dump APC to PDP as Atiku declares for 2019 presidency

Eight Commissioners, three members of the Adamawa State House of Assembly and some Local Government chairmen of the All Progressives Congress-led administration in the state, have decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as Atiku declares for 2019 presidency. PDP National [...]

July 22, 2018 Government and politics

Why nobody can Islamise Nigeria – Bishop Akinola

Bishop Taiwo Akinola, of the Rhema Christian Church, has spoken about the alleged plans by the government to Islamize Nigeria.   He spoke on Saturday at a conference organised the Christ Global Network, CGN. Akinola who spoke with reporters after [...]

July 22, 2018 Religion

My relationship with Buhari is cordial, says Jafaru Isa

A former Kaduna State governor, Brigadier General Lawal Jafaru Isa (rtd) has said that his relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari  remains cordial. Addressing supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during a special meeting held at his residence in Kano [...]

July 22, 2018 Government and politics

‘Small Dubai’: Kebbi market where you shop at your own risk

The Kalgo Thursday Market is one of the major markets in Kebbi State. The market is popularly known as Small Dubai because of its variety of goods; particularly electronic and telephone products. For this reason and because of the rare [...]

July 22, 2018 Business

Rivers govt, police debunk ‘poison cow’ rumour

Residents of Rivers State, especially those residing in Port Harcourt and its environs shunned beef yesterday over rumour that poisoned cows were smuggled into Port Harcourt to ‘‘depopulate the state and the entire South-south ahead of the 2019 elections’’. It [...]

July 22, 2018 Health issues

APC turning Nigeria into another Afghanistan, says Atiku

Former Vice President and frontline Presidential   aspirant on Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said his interest in the 2019 presidential contest is not to achieve personal political ambition, but informed by need to help address [...]

July 22, 2018 Government and politics

Unease in Rivers over rumour of dead cows

Rivers over rumour of dead cows: There was widespread apprehension in Rivers State, yesterday, following reports that about 27 dead cows were smuggled into the state from the north by some youths working for some politicians to reduce the voting [...]

July 22, 2018 Environmental issues

‘Mikel Obi has not called me in 5 years’ – father

Following his recent kidnap, the father of Super Eagles captain Chief Michael Obi, has opened up on the kind of relationship he has with his son.   The 74-year-old Jos-based transporter was abducted while travelling for a family meeting along [...]

July 22, 2018 Sports

Female Presidential candidate emerged under NIP platform 2019 Election

Female Presidential candidate emerged in Nigeria under NIP platform 2019. The National Chairman of the National Interest Party(NIP), Eunice Atuejide has made her intention know to the party that she will be running for the position of the President come 2019 [...]

July 22, 2018 Government and politics

SARS arrests notorious armed robbers in Cross River

The Special Anti Robbery Squads (SARS) in Cross River State has arrested over ten notorious armed robbers in various locations in Cross River State.   Disclosing this in an interview in Calabar on Friday, the Commander of SARS, Mr Victor [...]

July 21, 2018 Military

Hold Oshiomhole, Masari responsible if anything happens to me – R-APC chairman, Galadima

Chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), Buba Galadima, has asked Nigerians to hold the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole and their National Welfare Officer, Ibrahim Masari, responsible if anything happens to him. In [...]

July 21, 2018 Government and politics

Gov. Bello alleges “attention-seeker” Melaye may have staged burning of school projects

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has alleged that Dino Melaye, the Senator representing Kogi West, could have staged the burning of a block of four classrooms, which he donated to Government Girls’ Secondary School, Sarki Noma, Lokoja. Speaking in an interview with [...]

July 21, 2018 General

Arsenal ready to sell striker for £15million

Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, is ready to offload striker Danny Welbeck this summer, as he looks to trim his squad ahead of the 2018/2019 campaign.   According to the UK Sun, Everton are said to be considering a £15million move [...]

July 21, 2018 Sports

What US Congress said about Fr. Mbaka’s humanitarian services

The United States Congress has hailed the Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka over his excellence in humanitarian services. Mbaka received the commendation during his visit to the US. Hope For Nigeria gathered that during [...]

July 21, 2018 Religion

Osun Guber: Oshiomhole reveals why APC will win

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomole has said the September 22 Osun State governorship election, will be a “walk-over” for the party.   Oshiohmole stated this while speaking to State House correspondents, after a closed-door [...]

July 21, 2018 Government and politics

INVESTIGATION: Inside Nigeria’s drivers’ licence fraud and how officials dupe applicants

Nigeria’s drivers’ licence fraud : “In Nigeria, with the right (amount of) money, anybody can drive,” the officer said in hushed tone, grinning, his hands in the pockets of his trouser as he led this reporter into the open space [...]

July 21, 2018 Military

Police deploy new strategy against financial fraud

Police deploy new strategy against financial fraud: The police have concluded plans to deploy forensic inputs and intelligence skills to combat fraud and other financial crimes. Dan Okoro, the new Commissioner of Police in charge of the Anti-Fraud, Force Criminal [...]

July 21, 2018 Military

Oyetola wins Osun APC governorship primary

Alhaji Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola has been declared the winner of the Osun All Progressives Congress governorship primary, ahead of the Sept. 22 election in the state. In the direct primary which held today, he polled 127,017 votes as against House [...]

July 21, 2018 Government and politics