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Daily Archives: December 12, 2018

Weekly Tech Events #10: forLoop Ibadan, Codefest Nigeria and more

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March 12, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Despite a ₦20 billion ICT allocation to its agencies in 2017, the Nigerian government is not fully online

In February we reported that the Office of the Secretary General of the Federation(OSGF) had purportedly spent ₦65 million last year on maintaining its already existing website. Apparently the OSGF's website isn't the only recipient of a ridiculous amount in [...]

March 12, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

This portable internet router can connect almost anywhere in the world

Recently, Muyiwa went to China with Transsion Holdings and made a case for the advantages of having your own internet when visiting other countries. There are surely other options like roaming which may be on the high side in respect to cost [...]

March 12, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Farmcrowdy has a new office space; it will make you green with envy

The Nigerian agricultural sector is gradually becoming a focal point of discussion as the economy continues to recover from recession. On today’s edition of Office Tours, we visit the headquarters of Farmcrowdy, a digital agricultural platform that is simplifying the [...]

March 12, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

PHD’s Merge prepares Marketers and Advertisers for the future

PHD, a global communications planning and media buying firm, in its seventh publication, Merge: The Closing Gap Between Technology and Us, has encouraged marketers and advertisers to look forward to how they adapt to changes in technology, its application to [...]

March 12, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Bello dumps APC, joins SDP

A former member of the House of Representatives Chief Emmanuel Bello has defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Social Democratic Party (SDP). The former lawmaker has also announced intention to contest for Adamawa State governorship position in [...]

March 12, 2018 Government and politics

Plateau attacks: Over 2, 000 persons displaced, 23 buried in 3 days

Plateau attacks: Sequel to the recent attacks in Josho community of Daffo District, in Bokkos LGA of Plateau State, about 23 people have so far been buried while over 2, 000 others have been displaced. Hope For Nigeria gathered that [...]

March 12, 2018 Societal issues

TRCN threatens 13 states owing teachers’ salaries

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, TRCN, has threatened to take decisive action against the 13 debtor governors owing their teachers backlog of salaries and other allowances. TRCN said it was wickedness on the part of the governors not to [...]

March 12, 2018 Government and politics

Nigerian government gets $3m from World Bank to create more innovation hubs

The World Bank has approved $ 3 million to support the Nigerian government's bid to diversify the country's economy. This is coming after an earlier tranche of $ 3 million had been provided to support a batch of innovations. The [...]

March 12, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Ekweremadu speaks on ‘call for military takeover’ in Nigeria

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has reacted to the statement credited to him insinuating possibility of a military take over in the country. Ekweremadu, speaking over the weekend at the Diepreye Alaimeyeseigha Memorial Banquet Hall, Onopa, during a dinner hosted [...]

March 12, 2018 Government and politics

Army reads riot act on murders in Benue, Taraba states, others

The Nigerian Army has warned perpetrators of the killings and destruction of property in Adamawa, Benue and Taraba states to desist forthwith, saying the Rules Of Engagement (ROE) against arson and murder were to apply henceforth. In a statement by [...]

March 12, 2018 Military

Lagosians, state government explain stands on land use charge

Lagos State government is pushing hard to gain the trust of the citizens of the state to accept the new land use charge law, but the people are pushing back to have the law reversed. The state government invited editors [...]

March 12, 2018 Government and politics

NPA begins survey for dredging of Calabar Port

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), has commenced arrangements to facilitate the dredging of Calabar Port, in Cross River State. The Calabar Port is one of the ports that had suffered so much in the past due to shallow waters, and [...]

March 12, 2018 Transportation

Senate moves to expose rice smugglers

The Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff says it has identified and compiled names of firms and individuals who are behind the persistent smuggling of rice across Nigeria. It also said the comprehensive report would soon be laid before [...]

March 12, 2018 Economy

16 dead as lightning strikes Rwanda church

16 dead as lightning strikes Rwanda church: At least 16 people were killed and dozens more injured after lightning struck a Seventh-Day Adventist church in Rwanda, a local official said Sunday. Fourteen victims were killed on the spot as lightning [...]

March 12, 2018 Incidents