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Senate Mace Saga: PDP calls for urgent inquest

Senate Mace Saga: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for urgent inquest into the security breach that characterized Wednesday’s invasion of the Senate and forceful removal of its mace. DAILY POST reports that thugs suspected to be loyal to [...]

April 21, 2018 General

Former Abia speaker, Martins Azubuike reacts to invasion of APC secretariat by thugs.

The Former Speaker of the Abia state House of Assembly, and a stalwart of the All Progressives Congress ,APC, Rt. Hon. Martins Azubuike, has condemned the alleged invasion of the Abia state Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress, APC, by [...]

April 21, 2018 Government and politics

Snatching of Nigerian senate mace blessing – Senator Ibrahim

Senator Abu Ibrahim from Katsina South Senatorial District, has said the mace snatching incident at the Senate was a blessing in disguise. He said the invasion of the Senate by thugs has provided an opportunity for lawmakers to reassess the [...]

April 21, 2018 Government and politics

Military has turned Nnamdi Kanu, parents into ghosts – Family

Family of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu has expressed anger and worry over the conflicting reports concerning his whereabouts. The family, speaking through Prince Emmanuel Kanu, called on the military to tell them where their [...]

April 21, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

How Buhari government failed northern youths – Shettima [INTERVIEW]

Yerima Shettima is the National president of the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, AYCF, and a major actor in the emergence of Muhammadu Buhari as the nation’s President in 2015. But Shettima who is now regretting his roles and those of [...]

April 21, 2018 Government and politics

Health Workers Strike: We are unmoved by FG’s ‘No Work no Pay’ threat – JOHESU

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) have called a bluff of the federal government’s threat to invoke the ‘no work no pay rule’ rule should the unions persist in continuing with their strike. The strike has crippled health care delivery in parts [...]

April 21, 2018 Government and politics

EXCLUSIVE: How Saraki’s National Assembly spent N6.6billion Adeosun largesse on exotic cars

Nigeria’s National Assembly has paid out a total N6.6billion for purchase of exotic cars for its members. Official documents obtained by this newspaper showed that the purchases were made by the three arms of the federal parliament—the Senate, the House [...]

April 21, 2018 Government and politics

Army launches four-month final onslaught on Boko Haram with Operation Last Hope

The Nigerian Army has said it would launch a final onslaught against Boko Haram terrorists around the Lake Chad region with a view to not only ending their activities, but also resettle Internally Displaced Peoples (IDPs) to their various communities. [...]

April 21, 2018 Government and politics

Amaechi defends linking of Nigerian railway with Niger Republic, N215.1b budget

Following outcry by Nigerians over the plan of the Federal Government to link Nigerian railway to Maradi in Niger Republic, the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi has explained that the railway construction to Maradi was to link Lagos seaport to [...]

April 21, 2018 Government and politics

Nigeria’s debt level under control, says Adeosun

In spite of the warning by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that debt levels in African economies were rising, Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, yesterday said Nigeria’s debt level was still sustainable and under control. According to the News [...]

April 21, 2018 Economy

Truecaller now has over 100 million daily active users globally

Swedish call filtering service Truecaller announced in a blog post that it has more than 100-million active daily users Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

April 20, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: The legend of the Mace Runner

This week on social media; National Assembly mace was stolen in broad daylight, ractions to President Buhari comments at the Commonwealth Business Forum and more stories Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

April 20, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigerian govt’s anti-corruption fight insincere – Maduka

Former Director General, DG, of the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, Mr. Vincent Maduka has declared that the federal Government’s anti-corruption fight was an insincere effort. He equally decried the replacement of ‘Freedom’ with ‘Faith’ in the Coat of Arms, contending [...]

April 20, 2018 Government and politics

APC insists there will be no tenure elongation, to retain zoning formula

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has maintained that there will be elections into all offices during next month’s congresses and convention of the party. Speaking to The Nation, APC’s National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, also disclosed that the party will [...]

April 20, 2018 Government and politics

Global LinkUP: You may soon pay for Facebook

The Global Linkup is a summary roundup of important tech news curated from around the world. On this week’s edition of the global news round up, Cambridge Analytica was planning an ICO, you may soon pay for Facebook and there [...]

April 20, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Buhari, APC a disappointment, I score them very low – Kwara Speaker, Ahmad

The Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Dr Ali Ahmad has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari over some current happenings in the country. The Associate Professor of Law, who spoke in Ilorin on some issues of state and national [...]

April 20, 2018 Government and politics

Why FG wants rail line between Nigeria, Niger – Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has explained that the rail line from Kano in Nigeria to Maradi in Niger Republic was mainly to encourage business owners to use Nigerian seaports as against the use of those of neighbouring countries. [...]

April 20, 2018 Government and politics

Soyinka gives Buhari’s govt ultimatum to end killings, reveals what will happen if FG fails

Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka has given President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration till the end of July to stop killer herdsmen and return displaced persons to their homes. Soyinka warned that the federal government would be described as a total failure [...]

April 20, 2018 Government and politics

Again, court refuses Metuh medical treatment abroad

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, has again, rejected an application filed by former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, to seek medical attention abroad. The judge had on May 25, 2016 [...]

April 20, 2018 Government and politics

Vice President decries delay in passage of 2018 budget

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed concerns that the national budget for 2018 is yet to be passed after seven months with the National Assembly.Osinbajo, during a visit of The Companion, an association of Muslim men in business and professions [...]

April 20, 2018 Government and politics

Chevron debunks alleged transfer of interest in OML 11

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), Operator of the Joint Venture with the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has denied alleged transfer of its interest in Oil Mining Lease 11 (OML) in Yorla Field, eastern Niger Delta to an investor. Its General [...]

April 20, 2018 Economy

President Buhari under fire for tagging Nigerian youths lazy

A statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari to the effect that Nigerian youths are lazy has elicited angry reactions from eminent citizens and groups across the country.During a business conference in London, the United Kingdom on Wednesday, Buhari was quoted [...]

April 20, 2018 Government and politics

MEET NIGERIAN BOY WHO CREATES ROBOTS AND ELECTRIC APPLIANCES WITH SCRAP MATERIALS

Many people are conceived normally with abilities and thoughts, yet most circumstances they don't see anybody to support them, particularly in this part of the world Nigeria. Udeolisa Augustine chukwudalu falls under this category,  udeolisa who makes robots and electric [...]

April 20, 2018 Science and technology

NITDA’s e-Governance crusade shouldn’t end with heads of MDAs

The Nigerian government is still not close to full exploitation of the potentials of e-governance to deliver its activities and programmes. Recently, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) organised a workshop for Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of government Ministries, [...]

April 19, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Kenya’s mSurvey Secures $3.5m Series A Investment

mSurvey today announced a Series A round of $ 3.5million, led by Africa focused venture firm TLcom Capital with investment from Social Capital, Kapor Capital, Golden Palm, and Richard Owen; founding team of Net Promoter Score (NPS). Read more on [...]

April 19, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Why you need to invest in this CC1 Mi-Fi by CloudCover

Constant connectivity to the internet has become a mode of survival for billions of people around the world and Nigeria is no exception. According to a 2017 digital report, Nigeria’s internet penetration has reached 51% making it the 2nd highest [...]

April 19, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

The grand opening — Tek Experts Nigeria

Every day, we hear stories of Nigerians in the diaspora who outperform in their various career endeavors. Last week Tuesday we heard the story of Tek Experts; a global IT support company that officially opened operations in Nigeria as a [...]

April 19, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Gunmen kidnap Benue Speaker’s adopted father

Jethro Ikyange, adopted father of the Speaker of Benue State House of Assembly, Mr. Terkimbi Ikyange, has been abducted by gunmen. It was gathered that Jethro was whisked away in the early hours of Wednesday from his ancestral home at [...]

April 19, 2018 Government and politics, Military

Buhari not responsible for marginalization of Ndigbo – Ebonyi APC guber aspirant, Adolawam

Chris Adolawam, an All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship aspirant in Ebonyi State, has said President Muhammadu Buhari is not responsible for the marginalization of the South-East region. Adolawam said some governors of the region who were only interested in personal [...]

April 19, 2018 Government and politics

What Secondus, David Mark told aspirants about Fayose’s choice

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Uche Secondus and a former Senate President, David Mark, have told governorship aspirants in Ekiti State, that Governor Ayodele Fayose’s choice will not influence the party’s position. They assured aspirants [...]

April 19, 2018 Government and politics
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