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House of Representatives wants cryptocurrency regulated in Nigeria

The lower chamber of the Nigerian National Assembly — the House of Representatives — has called on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Commission (NDIC) to come up with a regulatory framework for blockchain technology [...]

April 26, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

ICT projects in Nigeria got $50 million boost from development banks in 5 years

According to a recent report by the World Wide Web Foundation and Alliance for Affordable Internet, global and regional Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) invested about $ 50 million in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) projects in Nigeria between 2012 and [...]

April 26, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Android users can now share multiple photos and videos all at once on Instagram Stories

Instagram has announced new updates that will help its users share photos and videos on Instagram Stories with ease and it is only available to Android users, for now. Read more on [...]

April 26, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Wilder gives Anthony Joshua 24hours to accept $50million offer

Anthony Joshua has received an offer from Deontay Wilder, confirmed as a 50-50 split with a guarantee of $50m and has been given until midnight on Friday to respond. Joshua’s trainer Rob McCracken and promoter Eddie Hearn, received emails sent [...]

April 26, 2018 Sports

What Catholic priests, worshipers were doing before herdsmen struck

The two priests and worshipers died at St. Ignatius’ Catholic Church, Ayar in Benue state, were praying for a solution to the killings in the state, when suspected herdsmen struck on Tuesday. This was revealed by Jude Ortese, a reverend [...]

April 26, 2018 Government and politics

Dino Melaye finally speaks from hospital bed

The Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye has claimed he is being denied access to his family, lawyers and food. Melaye is currently on admission at the National Hospital in Abuja  after sustaining injuries while trying to escape from the police. The [...]

April 26, 2018 Government and politics

Africa News Roundup — April 26, 2018

Here are this week’s top news headlines about startups, entrepreneurship, innovation and tech around Africa. Swvl raises $ 8m Series A. In what will be the largest funding round ever for an Egyptian startup, public transport customisation platform, Swvl recently [...]

April 26, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Amaechi, Okorocha, others errand boys in APC, Buhari will handover to Islamic Yoruba – MASSOB

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, yesterday, said that Rochas Okorocha, Rotimi Amaechi, Dr. Chris Ngige and others from Igboland are just errand boys to the real ‘Islamic’ owners of the All Progressives Congress, [...]

April 26, 2018 Government and politics

Nigerian hackers steal thousands of dollars from shipping firms

Nigerian hackers, grouped as Gold Galleon, are menacing shipping firms and bleeding them of thousands of dollars. Network security firm Secureworks has red-flagged the group, whose focus appears solely to be the maritime industry. The group, according to a report [...]

April 26, 2018 Technology

Ugwuanyi visits rainstorm disaster victims

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has paid an on-the-spot assessment visit to scenes of the rainstorm that led to the destruction of about 100 homes, schools, a poultry farm and other public amenities at Agbogugu, Awgu Local Government Area [...]

April 26, 2018 Government and politics

El-Rufai signs law on child welfare, protection

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has signed into law a bill on Child Welfare and Protection, weeks after its passage by the Kaduna State House of Assembly. The Commissioner, Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Hafsat Mohammad Baba, hinted that [...]

April 26, 2018 Government and politics

Club gets recognition from Rotary for N4.7 million donation against polio

The Rotary Club of Lekki Phase 1 has awarded 10 members of the Cycology Riding Club Lagos the honorary award of Paul Harris Fellows of the Rotary International for their tremendous support and donation of N4.7 million to the club [...]

April 26, 2018 Government and politics

Pharmacists seek end to health workers’ strike, deaths in hospitals

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to end the ongoing nationwide strike by the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) and the Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA). This followed concerns over the large number of [...]

April 26, 2018 Government and politics

Opportunities Weekly: Women in Tech Africa Pitch Agrihack 2018, Alibaba eFounders Fellowship and more

Every Wednesday by 5 PM (WAT), we publish a list of opportunities across the globe for entrepreneurs, individuals, and startups. Don't miss out! Read more on [...]

April 25, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Atiku speaks at Chatham House, reveals why Nigeria must stop depending on oil

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President, on Wednesday cautioned Nigeria against its over-dependence on oil. The Waziri of Adamawa said Nigeria should learn from Venezuela, a country with the largest oil reserve in the world that still faces so many challenges. [...]

April 25, 2018 Government and politics

VP Osinbajo’s recent tour of Lagos startup community could have been more productive

Last week, Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, visited Lagos on a personal tour of its tech community. But his visit his visit was disappointing as what follows is a list of matters that were surprisingly not addressed. Read [...]

April 25, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

NEMA probe: DG, Mustapha Maihaja makes shocking revelation

NEMA probe: The Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Engineer Mustapha Maihaja has admitted before the House of Representatives Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness of violating establishment law, which mandates it to liaise with its state [...]

April 25, 2018 Government and politics

Fayose reacts to Dino Melaye’s arrest

Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has reacted to the arrest and manhandling of Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye on Tuesday. The Senator representing Kogi West was admitted in the hospital after he attempted to escape from police custody on [...]

April 25, 2018 Government and politics

Osinabjo reveals what will happen to those attackers in churches, mosques

The Federal Government has vowed to death with those attacking  worshipers in churches and mosques across the country. Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, those who are hell bent on making the nation ungovernable would soon face the wrath of law. [...]

April 25, 2018 Religion

About 128.5 million Nigerians will have a mobile subscription by 2025

According to the Mobile Economy 2018 report by GSMA Intelligence, 55% of Nigerians will have a mobile subscription by 2025. This equates to 128.5 million subscribers, going by Population Pyramid’s projection of 233.6 million for the same period. The global report, [...]

April 25, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Osinbajo reveals what Buhari government wants from Nigerians

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday appealed to Nigerian to pray for him and his boss, President Muhammadu Buhari. He said the prayers were needed to enable those in government overcome numerous challenges facing the nation. Osinbajo, who [...]

April 25, 2018 Government and politics

Okonjo-Iweala reveals those who planned to destroy her for fighting corruption

Erstwhile Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has revealed how oil importers and marketers wanted confine her to a wheelchair. She also alleged that the marketers wanted to force her out of office during the time she served under ex-President Goodluck [...]

April 25, 2018 Government and politics

Mixed reactions greet Araromi/Oke-Odo market demolition

Oke-Odo market demolition – Markets demolitions in Lagos state have become Siamese in recent years. Major markets in Lagos have witnessed demolition at the expense of both buyers and sellers in such markets to the profit of the state government. [...]

April 25, 2018 Business

Ambode: Getting feedback from Apapa

No doubt, one of the strategies that has helped the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration in meeting the needs of the larger populace in the state is the quarterly town hall meetings. The Governor, from inception of his administration, had assured [...]

April 25, 2018 Government and politics

Tier 2 banks brace for tougher business climate

Clearly, the Nigerian banking industry has been passing through a difficult period since the middle of 2014 when oil prices slumped, triggering a sharp rise in lenders’ Non-Performing Loans (NPLs). The situation got tougher when the country’s economy slipped into [...]

April 25, 2018 Economy

Glo partners Huawei to serve Southern Nigeria with Glo 2

Globacom has partnered with Huawei in a bid to provide an ultra high-speed connection for the oil rich-communities of Southern Nigeria through Glo 2. Glo 2 will be the first fiber submarine cable in Nigeria to land outside the shores of [...]

April 24, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Jobs Weekly: Technical Co-founder, UI/UX Designer and more

Below is a compiled list of some available tech job vacancies for you this week. Follow the instructions specified for each role to apply. Technical Co-founder at Boxplay   Job type: Full time Location: Lagos Application deadline: May 15, 2018 [...]

April 24, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Cote d’Ivoire authorities grant MainOne license to land submarine cable in the country

With service delivery across Nine countries across Africa, MainOne consolidate West Africa expansion plans with a license to land a submarine cable in Cote d’Ivoire Read more on [...]

April 24, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

The best order to watch all the MCU movies that build up to Avengers: Infinity War

The stories of every superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe build up to Avengers: Infinity War. In order not to miss a thing in the movie, it is important to watch previous marvel movies in this order. Read more on [...]

April 24, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

This ex Googler is resposible for designing some of the coolest Nigerian office spaces you know

Remi Dada is a designer, architect and founder of Spacefinish, an interior designs company based in Lagos. Reim is responsible for designing the legendary Google Nigeria office and some of the coolest offices spaces you know. Read more on [...]

April 24, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps