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Daily Archives: December 12, 2018

Opportunities Weekly: ₦25-50 million funding opportunity from LAN, €500,000 in grant, 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! The post Opportunities Weekly: ₦25-50 million funding opportunity from LAN, €500,000 in grant, and more appeared first [...]

March 7, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Alosfarm is working to keep agricultural produce fresh in transit

In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Claudius said, “When sorrows come, they come not in spies, but in battalions.” This quote from the 1601 play epitomises the case of Nigeria when the price of oil began dwindling around July 2014 . The [...]

March 7, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

CBN’s manoeuver and the role of telcos in Nigeria’s financial inclusion

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has a target of 80% financial inclusion by the year 2020. Regardless of this, the Nigerian mobile money regulation exempts telecommunication companies (telcos) from owning mobile money licenses. In a move that appears contrary [...]

March 7, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Sokoto Assembly rejects independent candidacy

The Sokoto State House of Assembly on Tuesday, rejected the alteration of constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 to provide for independent candidacy in election. The rejection followed the consideration of a report of the House Ad-hoc Committee [...]

March 7, 2018 Government and politics
‘Go and fight snake that swallowed N36m’ – Ghanaians insult Buhari for promising to fight corruption

‘Go and fight snake that swallowed N36m’ – Ghanaians insult Buhari for promising to fight corruption

Ghanaian citizens, particularly social media users have descended on President Muhammadu Buhari over his promise to help Ghana in its fight against corruption. Buhari had during his visit to Ghana on her 61st Independence Anniversary celebrations, which held at the Independence [...]

March 7, 2018 General

Drama in Senate over ‘Jerry-Boy’

There was a mild drama at the Senate yesterday when Senator Jeremiah Useni (PDP, Plateau) stood up to second a motion on College of Education, Pankshin in Plateau State. Useni, a retired Army General had stood up to second a [...]

March 7, 2018 Government and politics

12 schools shutdown in Benue over farmers/herdsmen clashes

The National Commission for Nomadic Education has lamented the adverse effects of clashes between herdsmen and farmers on nomadic education across the country. It said that the clashes in Benue State alone had led to the closure of 12 out [...]

March 7, 2018 Societal issues

What Adewole told boards of Nigeria’s health institutions

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has cautioned boards of health institutions in the country against undue interference with the day to day running of the government agencies under them. He said that their appointments were on part time [...]

March 7, 2018 Government and politics

Death toll hits 26 in fresh Benue herdsmen attack

Twenty-six people have been allegedly killed in the latest attack by Fulani herdsmen in Benue State. The herders stormed Omusu community in Okpokwu Local Government Area around 3:30 p.m. on Monday and opened fire on the residents. Most of the [...]

March 7, 2018 Societal issues

The US Secretary of State has revealed the peculiar reason for his Nigeria visit

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected in Africa from March 7 on a 5 nation tour that is not capturing the imagination of Africans. Most analysts have criticised the Trump administration for the lack of a clear agenda [...]

March 7, 2018 International

How police boss is using his office to steal land in Enugu

The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr. Danmallam Mohammed is currently enmeshed in a controversy over the ownership of multi-million Naira plots of land. The plots of land can be found at Cattle Lairage, Emena Industrial Layout, Enugu. CP [...]

March 7, 2018 Military

How JAMB coordinator allegedly swallowed N36m and not a snake

Facts have emerged on how N36 million got missing from the Benue office of the Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB). Philomina Chieshe, the accountant, had claimed that a mysterious snake swallowed the money. But the information provided in her fact sheet [...]

March 7, 2018 Government and politics

Transsion Holdings could be going public soon

Transsion Holdings, the group behind Tecno, Infinix, itel and many other well-known brands, is reportedly on the verge of trading publicly on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE). According to Bloomberg, the company plans to achieve this via a somewhat sneaky [...]

March 7, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
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