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Daily Archives: December 12, 2018

This week on Techpoint: Numbers don’t lie

Here are some interesting numbers about banking in Nigeria: Things i have learnt in Q1 2018 :1) Less than 450k Nigerians use their cards online2) Less than 1M Nigerians have more than 500k saved in their accounts3) Over 70% of [...]

March 3, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

From Chibok to Dapchi: Sad tale of the girl child

From Chibok to Dapchi: It would seem that the pun about Nigerians now waking up, daily, and wondering what exactly will be the next bad news, seems to be sticking, no longer as a joke but reality. And so it [...]

March 3, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

We are here to take over your land not to kill you, Herdsmen order Benue community

Just when it seemed respite was coming the way of Benue farming communities from the incursions of marauding herdsmen after the flag off of Exercise Ayem A’ Kpatuma, or Cat Race, a military spike operation to end herdsmen killings in [...]

March 3, 2018 Societal issues

Ohanaeze vows to sue INEC over underage voters

The Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC, Friday, threatened to drag the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to court over reported case of underage voting in Kano State. Its threat came amidst reports by the INEC committee that such claims could not be established. [...]

March 3, 2018 Government and politics

Thailand blames Buhari for collapse of its rice mills

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Audu Ogbeh says Thailand has accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s government of being responsible for the collapse of its seven rice mills as rice importation from  Nigeria fell drastically. The minister made this [...]

March 3, 2018 Economy

Ministers who welcomed Buhari’s son have no shame left in them

As Yusuf Buhari made it back to Nigeria–safe and sound, following a bike accident last year–there were top ranking government officials at the Villa, grinning from ear to ear and waiting to receive him. Ministers and Governors did their best to [...]

March 3, 2018 Government and politics

Hospital staff suspended for performing brain surgery on wrong patient

The Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi on Friday suspended four hospital staff for performing brain surgery on the wrong patient. An unnamed man who was due to receive only nursing and medication for head swelling was wheeled into the operating [...]

March 3, 2018 Health issues

PHOTO NEWS: Buhari receives letters of credence from Uganda, Singapore, Philippines’ ambassadors

Buhari receives letters of credence from Uganda, Singapore, Philippines’ ambassadors   PRESIDENT BUHARI RECEIVES PHILIPINES H.E Ms SHIRLEY Ho VICARIO 1A&B. President Muhammadu Buhari receives letter of credence from the Ambassador of Philipines to Nigeria, Ms. Shirley Ho Vicario during [...]

March 3, 2018 Government and politics

Alleged N4.9 billion Fraud: Fani-Kayode, Nenadi Usman’s trial adjourned

Justice Ridwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Friday adjourned further hearing in a N4.9 billion fraud case involving a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode and others to March 29, 2018. Mr. Fani-Kayode is [...]

March 3, 2018 Government and politics

Rann: UN confirms eight Nigerian security personnel killed, pulls out humanitarian workers

While the Nigerian government keeps mum on details on the attack on Rann community and the casualty thereof, the United Nations has confirmed that at least eight Nigerian security personnel were killed in the attack. The UN in a statement by Stéphane [...]

March 3, 2018 International

Edo set to reposition EBS Radio/TV for digital switch-over

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said the state government will reposition the state-owned broadcast outfits, Edo Broadcasting Service (EBS) Radio and Television, as it prepares for the digital switch-over. Obaseki said this during the courtesy visit by the [...]

March 3, 2018 Government and politics