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Daily Archives: December 17, 2018

18 months after, Nigeria’s “high-speed” rail is still functional with a few kinks

  In March 2016, the Nigerian government made huge strides towards diversifying transportation when it announced that the first ever high-speed train service in the country would open for service in March 2016. The double-track, standard gauge runs between Abuja and Kaduna. [...]

May 11, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Social Media Roundup: Men are scum

Social Media Roundup: Men are scum

Nigerians call comedian Ebiye out on his misogynistic comments towards Aramide, President Buhari has returned to his home country, the United Kingdom and more stories. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

May 11, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
How NCC want to save small telecom operators

How NCC want to save small telecom operators

It appears the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is set to offer another life support for small telecommunications operators by introducing a framework for the industry. According to The Sun, the new framework by the telecom industry regulator would allow infrastructure [...]

May 11, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Don’t participate in Saturday’s Oyo LG election – SPN tells members

The Oyo State chapter of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) on Thursday urged its members across the state to boycott the proposed local government election billed to take place on Saturday. SPN Chairman, Comrade Kolapo Oladapo while addressing journalists [...]

May 11, 2018 Government and politics

MASSOB, BIM clash over Biafra Day

The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has disassociated itself from the Biafra Independence Movement (BIM)’s celebration of 51st anniversary of Biafra on May 22, 2018. In a statement signed by its leader, Comrade Uchenna [...]

May 11, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

Ex-Niger Delta militants blow, ask Nigerian govt to share oil blocs

Ex-militants from the Niger Delta region, yesterday, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resist the temptation of renewing the expired licences of all oil firms and other highly-placed individuals operating in the area. They urged the President to instead, redistribute the [...]

May 11, 2018 Government and politics

Obasanjo slams APC, PDP as CNM collapses into ADC

Former Nigeria president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has lashed out at the Peoples Democratic Party and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), after his Coalition of Nigeria Movement (CNM) fused into the African Democratic Congress (ADC) on Thursday. Obasanjo speaking to journalists [...]

May 11, 2018 Government and politics

Rivers APC crisis: Unknown group barricades judiciary complex

Hope For Nigeria reports that all the entry and exit points of the Judiciary Complex have also been barricaded by a yet to be identified group of people, mostly youths. It is unknown if the barricade is a form of [...]

May 11, 2018 Government and politics

Immigration Attache Dies in Sudan

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed the death of a Nigerian Immigration attache, Mr. Habibu Almu, at the Nigerian Mission in Khartoum, Sudan Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tope Adeleye Elias-Fatile, confirmed the report in a WhatsApp [...]

May 11, 2018 Government and politics
Global LinkUP: A Tesla crashed, again.

Global LinkUP: A Tesla crashed, again.

The Global Linkup is a summary roundup of important tech news curated from around the world. On this week’s edition of the global news round-up, Tesla and Google Waymo cars crashed, Apple is working on a credit card with Goldman [...]

May 11, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

IG’s Claim for Shunning Summons Diversionary

The Senate yesterday asked the Inspector General of Police (IG), Ibrahim Idris, to stop holding to the claim that he refused to comply with the invitation of the Senate for him to come and explain what the police are doing [...]

May 11, 2018 General

Nigerian-American Nurse Saved Thousands to Open Medical Clinic, US Customs Seized It at Airport

Anthonia Nwaorie spent years saving up thousands of dollars to open a medical clinic in Nigeria, where she was born. Finally, last October, she walked down a jet bridge at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport to board the plane to [...]

May 11, 2018 Health issues

W’Bank Mission Seeks to Understand Power Sector Evolution in Nigeria

The World Bank Mission of 10 executive directors currently in Nigeria disclosed yesterday that part of its focus was to understand how the power sector is evolving in the country. The delegation led by Mr. Patrizio Pagano arrived Nigeria on [...]

May 11, 2018 Government and politics

Oshiomhole Promises to Rebrand APC, Says Nobody Can Use Him

The former governor of Edo State and an aspirant for the post of national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that he would rebrand and reposition the party if elected. Oshiomhole, who disclosed this Thursday when he [...]

May 11, 2018 Government and politics