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Female lawyer arrested for brutalising housemaid

A female lawyer, Tolu Olaoye, has been arrested by the Lagos State police command for allegedly abusing her househelp, Abigail Opebiyi,15. Olaoye who is alleged to be in the habit of abusing her househelp inflicted serious injury on her maid [...]

December 16, 2017 Government and politics

Fuel crisis worsens as oil workers threaten indefinite strike on Monday

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has said it will embark on indefinite strike beginning from Monday,. This development expected to deepen the current fuel crisis in some parts of the country follows a stalemate [...]

December 16, 2017 Government and politics

This week on Techpoint: The struggles of a Nigerian inventor

This post is a delayed version of our weekly newsletter. If you would like to receive timely summaries like this every week in your email box, you can subscribe here. In a classroom at the Electronic Engineering Department of the University of Nigeria Nsukka [...]

December 16, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Ahmed Bello appointed new Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police

The Inspector–General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris Kpotum, has approved the appointment of Mr. Ahmed Bello as new Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa State. The command’s Spokesman, Kennedy Idirisu, disclosed this on Friday in Lafia. The new police commissioner, until [...]

December 16, 2017 Government and politics

Fatee Muhammed speaks on Atiku, 2019

Fatee Muhammed, top Nigerian female politician has declared that former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar remains the best person to rule Nigeria, come 2019. Addressing newsmen, Muhammed, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said the former Vice President will [...]

December 16, 2017 Government and politics

NDA refutes report of cadets keeping uniform with herdsmen

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) has reacted to a report on social media that some cadets of the Academy abscond from the institution for days and keep their military uniforms and other items with herdsmen. The academy in a statement [...]

December 16, 2017 Military

Soldier killed in NE Nigeria landmine blast

NE Nigeria landmine blast: A Nigerian soldier was killed on Friday when a military convoy transporting suspected Boko Haram jihadists struck a mine in the northeast of the country, security sources told AFP. The convoy was travelling to the town [...]

December 16, 2017 Military

Nigerians face bleak Christmas amidst economic hardship

Nigerians face bleak Christmas: Despite the cheering news that Nigeria was out of recession, economic power of most Nigerians is still low. As such, politicians, civil servants and private sector workers have been faced with low purchasing power.Speaking to The [...]

December 16, 2017 Economy

Not all blacks in Libya are Nigerians, Buhari tells AU, ECOWAS commission

Not all blacks in Libya are Nigerians: President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday met with the President of ECOWAS Commission and Chairperson of the African Union Commission at State House, Abuja, during which he emphasised the need for accountability and good neighbourliness [...]

December 16, 2017 Government and politics

Aged Nigerians require social welfare – FG charged

Dave Omokaro Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and other stakeholders on Friday, urged the Federal Government to urgently provide social welfare for the growing population of older persons in the country. They made the call at the inauguration of the [...]

December 16, 2017 Government and politics

Startup Profile: Thec Prints — get on-demand and hassle-free printing service

Thec Prints and Publishing Limited is a tech-enabled digital printing firm providing multiple on-demand printing products whether it be offset, digital or large format printing. Based in Nasarrawa, Thec Prints claims its clientele base isn't restricted to the region. According [...]

December 15, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Atiku: Mbaka reveals why ex-VP should be Nigeria’s next president

Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, of the Adoration Ministry, has declared that former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar is the new blessing for Nigeria. He said Abubakar has what it takes to “put smile on Nigerians suffering different marginalization,” if given the [...]

December 15, 2017 Government and politics

Social Media Roundup: When Drake met Tekno

This week, Drake met Tekno, Some Nigerian youths supported SARS and more. Here's how Nigerians reacted these news on social media. The post Social Media Roundup: When Drake met Tekno appeared first on [...]

December 15, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Maina attacks presidency, says bigger thieves working with Buhari

Abdulrasheed Maina, embattled former Chairman of defunct Pension Reform Task Force Team, PRTT, has alleged that bigger names involved in the looting of public funds are in the Presidency with President Muhammadu Buhari. Maina, who made the allegation also maintained [...]

December 15, 2017 Government and politics

Osun Assembly reverses self, revokes arrest warrant against Bola Ige’s son

The Osun State House of Assembly on Friday announced the revocation of arrest warrant earlier issued against the Late Bola Ige’s son, Muyiwa Ige, who was a former Commissioner for Lands, Physical Planning and Urban Development in the state. DAILY [...]

December 15, 2017 Government and politics

1962 Official Secret Act: Army vows to punish erring officers for leaking information

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said it will punish any officer or soldier caught leaking information and official secrets of the Nigerian Army. It also warned its personnel engaged in internal and external security operations against violating established rules of [...]

December 15, 2017 Military

2018 World Cup: Messi blasts Mikel-led Super Eagles

Argentina captain, Lionel Messi has disclosed major problem of the Super Eagles of Nigeria ahead of their group game in the 2018 World in Russia. Messi described the senior national team of Nigeria as inconsistent in terms of how they [...]

December 15, 2017 Sports

Stop parading yourselves as kings – Ibadan family heads warn 8 High Chiefs

The Council of Authentic Ibadan Mogajis (Family Heads), has given a 7-day ultimatum to some High Chiefs in Ibadan who issued a 21-day detronment notice to the Olubadan of Ibadanland. It warned that failure to withdraw the threat will amount [...]

December 15, 2017 Government and politics

Amaechi reveals what Wike thinks about ‘in his toilet‎’

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has just one agenda, which is “Amaechi”. Amaechi, who governed Rivers between 2007 and 2015, stated this when he featured on Question Time, a programme on Channels Television. [...]

December 15, 2017 Government and politics

Startup Profile: Quickfinda — compare prices of products online

Quickfinda is an online price comparison platform that checks eCommerce sites and gives results on which platform has the best price for products.  The post Startup Profile: Quickfinda — compare prices of products online appeared first on [...]

December 15, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Gbenga Daniel speaks on leaving PDP, 2019 election

Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has stated that he has no intention of leaving the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The PDP chairmanship aspirant, while speaking to Gov Seriake Dickson during a visit by the party’s reconciliation committee [...]

December 15, 2017 Government and politics

Global LinkUP; Walt Disney buys 21st Century Fox for $52 billion

In the news this week, the internet is threatened, a mouse ate a fox and our favourite coin is jiggling hard again, strap in. The final death of Net Neutrality Despite a huge outcry from diverse interest group, the United [...]

December 15, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Suspected sea pirates, cultists kill two, injure policeman in Bayelsa

Suspected sea pirates and cultists have killed two persons in the Akassa-Yenagoa waterways and Ekeki in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital. The armed cultists, numbering over 30, had stormed the Ekeki area of Yenagoa at about 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday shooting [...]

December 15, 2017 Military

Govt ready to spend extra $1 billion on anti-t­error war

The Federal Government of Nigeria has received a nod to withdraw $1b from the Excess Crude Account to prosecute its campaign against insurgency. The 36 state governors gave the approval yesterday during a meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) [...]

December 15, 2017 Government and politics

INEC registers 21 new political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday said 21 associations have fulfilled constitutional requirements for registration as political parties bringing the total number to 67. The electoral body, after due investigation, also took major decisions on allegation of double registration [...]

December 15, 2017 Government and politics

How U.S. woman funded ISIS with Bitcoin

U.S. woman funded ISIS with Bitcoin: A U.S. woman from New York has been accused of using bitcoin and other crypto currencies which she bought with fraudulent bank loans to fund the so-called Islamic State. Zoobia Shahnaz, 27, was charged [...]

December 15, 2017 International

U.S. lawmaker commits suicide over sex scandal

A state lawmaker in Kentucky, U.S., Rep. Dan Johnson, has committed suicide after report emerged that he sexually assaulted a woman when she was 17. Reports say the 57-year-old lawmaker, a preacher and a Republican, shot himself on a bridge [...]

December 15, 2017 International

Abia State holds a lot of promise, Ariaria market is one, its emerging tech scene in Aba is another

Abia State holds a lot of promise, the globally renowned Ariaria International market is one, its emerging tech scene in Aba is another. The post Abia State holds a lot of promise, Ariaria market is one, its emerging tech scene [...]

December 14, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Iniesta speaks on Neymar’s move to Real Madrid

Barcelona captain, Andres Iniesta, has said he would be annoyed if former team-mate, Neymar, joins bitter rivals Real Madrid from Paris Saint-Germain. Neymar left Barca in the summer for a world record transfer fee of €222million. However, he has been [...]

December 14, 2017 Sports

Security man dragged to court for stealing church equipment worth N760,000

A 42-year-old security man in Lagos, identified as Ifeanyi Ileka, was yesterday dragged to an Apapa Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing equipment worth N760,000. Ileka allegedly stole a mixer, 3 amplifiers and a piano totaling N760, 000 from Winner’s Life [...]

December 14, 2017 Government and politics