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APC gets new chairman

Cross River State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Saturday elected Etim John as its new chairman. The National Working Committee (NWC), through Deputy National Secretary of the party, Victor Giedan, had announced the poll. John polled 56 votes [...]

February 25, 2018 Government and politics

Why I attacked Obasanjo over statement on Buhari – Senator Adamu

Former governor of Nasarawa State and Senator representing Nasarawa West District in the National Assembly, Abdullahi Adamu, has revealed the reason he attacked erstwhile President Olusegun Obasanjo, over the controversial letter he wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him not [...]

February 25, 2018 Government and politics

Muslim students criticise Buhari over NASU strike

The Muslim Students Society of Nigeria, MSSN has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari for his alleged silence about the university workers strike. The university workers comprising of the Non-Academic Staff Union, National Association of Academic Technologists and Senior Staff Association of Nigeria [...]

February 25, 2018 Religion

Governor cautions religious, community leaders against hate speech

Al-Makura made the call on Saturday in Lafia while donating operational vehicles to security agencies in the state. Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa state has urged religious, community and opinion leaders to caution their followers against hate speeches capable of [...]

February 25, 2018 Government and politics

Researchers make shocking discoveries in Nigerian forest

The cameras of researchers and conservationists from the Chester Zoo have uncovered many wildlife secrets including a rare breed of Chimpanzee and a giant pangolin in the Nigerian forest. The world’s rarest chimpanzee and other wildlife secrets were discovered in [...]

February 25, 2018 Environmental issues

2019 presidency: PDP Vice Chairman reveals South-south plan

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-South, said it would partner other leadership of the party in other zones to produce credible candidate for 2019 presidential election. National Vice Chairman of the party, South-South, Mr Emmanuel Ogigi, however, assured [...]

February 25, 2018 Government and politics

Aso Rock ‘juju’ turning Osinbajo into worst devil, Buhari’s integrity is gone – Adebanjo

Elder statesman, Ayo Adebanjo, has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari has lost his integrity. He also claimed that the ‘juju at Aso Rock has turned Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo into worst devil.’ He advised the Vice President to step down in [...]

February 25, 2018 Government and politics

British Government finally reacts to herdsmen killings, reveals plans

The British Government has reacted to the incessant killing across Nigeria by suspected Fulani herdsmen. Prime Minister, Theresa May, said the British Government was engaging Nigeria’s federal and state governments over the killings. This was part of a letter signed [...]

February 25, 2018 International

Names of missing Dapchi school girls revealed ‎(SEE LIST)

The names school girls abducted from Government School in Dapchi by Boko Haram has been released. The girls were declared missing after an attack by terrorists on the school in Dapchi, Yobe State, earlier this week.   Only 104 names [...]

February 25, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Northern Christians write UN, US, EU, others, want Buhari out of office

A group of Christians in the North, under the aegis of Arewa Christians and Indigenous Pastors Association, has called on Nigerians to rescue the country from President Muhammadu Buhari’s “bad leadership”, thus seeking international intervention to save Nigerians from President Buhari’s [...]

February 25, 2018 Government and politics

Shehu Sani reacts to Transparency International report on corruption

Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central has reacted to the new report by Transparency International (TI), revealing that the perception of corruption in Nigeria worsened between 2016 and 2017 Nigeria ranked 148 out of 180 countries assessed in 2017 on [...]

February 24, 2018 Government and politics

Isoko nation rejects Delta 2018 Budget, passes no confidence vote on Okowa, lawmakers

The People of Isoko nation in Delta State have rejected the one per cent allocated to them in Delta State 2018 Budget which was recently passed into law, as they passed a “vote of no confidence” on Governor Arthur Ifeanyi [...]

February 24, 2018 Government and politics

PDP bans local chapters from holding unapproved meetings

Lagos chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has banned its local government chapters from holding meetings without the approval of the state secretariat. State chairman, Moshood Salvador, announced the ban on Friday in Lagos, while addressing party members after [...]

February 24, 2018 Government and politics

Why we won’t arrest herdsmen grazing cattle on airport runways – Police

The Nigeria Police Forcem NPF, has given reasons it cannot arrest herdsmen, who allow their cattle to stray onto and graze on airport runways. The Commissioner of Police, Airport Command, Mustapha Dandaura, said herdsmen could only be arrested in states [...]

February 24, 2018 Societal issues

Atiku speaks on snake swallowing N36m in JAMB office, Buhari’s corruption war

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to reports that a strange snake swallowed N36m from vaults in Makurdi office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, and corruption level in the country. Atiku, who spoke during the Silverbird [...]

February 24, 2018 Government and politics

Military blows hot over Amnesty International’s report on Boko Haram, IPOB, homosexuality

Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters has described the latest report released by Amnesty International (AI), alleging human rights violations by the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN), as a gross disservice to the nation’s high security command. It accused AI of working towards [...]

February 24, 2018 Government and politics

Okupe reveals what will happen to Tinubu if he fails in reconciling APC members

Doyin Okupe, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has warned a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, of the looming danger if he (Tinubu) fails in his new assignment to reconcile aggrieved members of the [...]

February 24, 2018 Government and politics

NDDC to partner with automaker to train Niger Delta youths

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has revealed plans to partner with Innoson Kiara Academy to train youths in the Niger Delta. Ndoma-Egba, while visiting the Nnewi centre of Innoson Kiara Academy on Friday, Feb 23, 2018, said that the [...]

February 24, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari says development of Niger Delta is FG’s top priority

Buhari says development of Niger Delta is FG’s top priority – This statement was made known to newsmen by Buhari’s  Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina. President Buhari has said that the development of the Niger Delta [...]

February 24, 2018 Government and politics

2019 is too soon for Fela Durotoye to run for President

Fela Durotoye wants to become Nigeria's president in 2019. That isn't going to happen. Motivational speaker Fela Durotoye threw his hat into the 2019 presidential ring on Thursday, February 22, 2018 in typical tech savvy fashion. “Therefore, to be clear, I [...]

February 24, 2018 Government and politics

This week on Techpoint: The future is now

Technology has been the bedrock of economic and infrastructural development in many nations of the world. Unfortunately, when it comes to technological innovation, Nigeria is lagging behind. This is why we created Techpoint Inspired, a platform to connect people to the [...]

February 24, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: Monkey business in the Northern Senators’ Forum

This week on Social media, monkey swallows ₦70 million as told by Senator Shehu Sani, Boko Haram attacks Yobe village and more stories. The post Social Media Roundup: Monkey business in the Northern Senators' Forum appeared first on [...]

February 23, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Startup Profile: Laundry by Time Signature — outsource your laundry easily

As we go about our daily activities, juggling different things together such as professional, social and financial responsibilities, we still spend a significant proportion of our time on a routine chore like laundry. On average, a person spends approximately 12-18 [...]

February 23, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

‘You are making big mistakes, rejig your cabinet now’ – APC chieftain tells Buhari

A chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia State, Ambassador Chibuike Ukauwa has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to rejig his cabinet. According to him, the cabinet assembled by Buhari was being bogged down by deadwoods and saboteurs. Against that [...]

February 23, 2018 Government and politics

Woman escapes rape, death by throwing menstrual pad at herdsmen in Delta

A woman, identified as Patricia Okpako, has revealed how she escaped being raped by Fulani herdsmen by throwing her menstrual pad at them. The woman said the herdsmen, who had attacked her in her farm at the Abraka area of [...]

February 23, 2018 Societal issues

Customs intercepts, cartons of tramadol, 4,120 bags of rice

Personnel of the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, have impounded 4,120 bags of rice and nine containers loaded with pharmaceuticals. The Rivers State command of the Nigerian Customs disclosed that within the first quarters of 2018, the NCS made N11.4 billion [...]

February 23, 2018 Economy

Global LinkUP: How Kylie Jenner wiped $1.3 billion off Snapchat’s market value

This week, bitcoin has inspired crime all over the world, and Kylie Jenner nearly killed Snapchat. Read on. How Kylie Jenner nearly snapped Snapchat “Sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me… ugh this is [...]

February 23, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Daddy Freeze criticises ‘Black Panther’, says Nigerians being swindled

Daddy Freeze has criticised the popularity of high grossing movie, Black Panther despite all the positive reviews. Freeze on his Instagram page described the movie as being overhyped and as a money making venture on Blacks, especially Nigerians, by the [...]

February 23, 2018 entertainment

Reps halt $1.8bn maintenance of Nigeria’s oil refineries

The House of Representatives has ordered the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation ( NNPC) to suspend action on the plan to expend $1.8 billion on the Turn Around Maintenance (TAM) of the nation’s four refineries. The Chairman of the House adhoc [...]

February 23, 2018 Government and politics

Emir Umar Usman is dead

The Emir of Birnin Magaji in Birnin Magaji local government area of Zamfara State, Alhaji Ahmad Umar Usman has been reported dead. Late Alhaji Ahmad Umar Usman, addressed as Dan Alin Birnin Magaji, died last night at the Federal Medical [...]

February 23, 2018 Government and politics