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Daily Archives: December 17, 2018

$9.4 billion raised from ICOs within first 5 months of 2018

In spite of the global clampdown on cryptocurrency by governments and Internet companies, the digital currency keeps getting more relevance. According to CoinSchedule, the sum of $ 9.4 billion was raised via initial coin offerings (ICOs) between January and May [...]

June 5, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Jobs Weekly: Front End Developer, Communication Officer and more

Below is a compiled list of some available tech job vacancies for you this week. Follow the instructions specified for each role to apply. Front End Developer at  Africacodes Concepts Limited Job type: Full time Location: Lagos Application deadline: June [...]

June 5, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Akure might be the next tech destination

Technology is constantly reinforcing regional trends in business, investment, opportunities and modernisation, which accelerates globalisation. Lagos is still the gold standard for tech entrepreneurship in Nigeria. However, Akure (Ondo state capital) is fast emerging as a new destination of choice [...]

June 5, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Ogun PDP Publicity Secretary, Adeniji resigns

The Ogun State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Adeniji. has resigned from his position with immediate effect. His resignation is contained in a letter dated June 1, 2018 and addressed to the State chairman. Adeniji said his decision [...]

June 5, 2018 Government and politics

Protest rocks Ibadan over death of 12-year-old boy

Hundreds of youths in the sleeping town of Omi-Adio, Ibadan in Ido Local Government Area of Oyo state on Monday took to the streets to protest against the death of a 12-year-old boy by the state mass transit, Ajumose bus. [...]

June 5, 2018 Societal issues

APC convention: Chairmanship aspirants to pay 500,000 for nomination form

APC convention: As preparations heat up ahead of the June 23, 2018, national convention of the All Progressives Congress, the party has revealed that each aspirant to the chairmanship position will pay N500,000 for the nomination form. A member of [...]

June 5, 2018 Government and politics

Obasanjo, Adeosun speak on ex-ICAN President, Olakunri’s death

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has reacted to the death of the former President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Chief (Mrs) Olutoyin Olakunri, who died on Sunday. Hope for Nigeria reports that Olakunri slumped and died during a [...]

June 5, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari, Obasanjo failed – Yakassai speaks on endorsing presidential candidate

The chairman of the Northern Elders’ Council, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai has said that they have not endorsed any of the presidential aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for 2019. Yakasai [...]

June 5, 2018 Government and politics

Nigerians consume 20 billion cigarettes yearly, FG insists

Over 20 billion sticks of cigarettes are consumed in Nigeria yearly, and 4.5 million adults in the country currently use tobacco products. This is as about 82 per cent of the entire population are exposed to second-hand smoke when visiting [...]

June 5, 2018 Health issues

Cholera outbreak spreads, kills 20 in Kaduna, Plateau, Adamawa

The outbreak of cholera has reared its ugly head in some cities in the country. A student of Government Girls Secondary School, Kawo, Kaduna State, has died of the disease while 42 others have been hospitalised at the General Hospital, [...]

June 5, 2018 Health issues

Police dismiss trigger-happy cop as CP reads riot act to parties

The policeman whose gunshot injured former member of the House of Representatives, Michael Opeyemi Bamidele and five others at a reception rally by the All Progressives Congress (APC) last Friday, has been dismissed from the police force. The Commissioner of [...]

June 5, 2018 General

Nigeria needs N14.4b to control TB as 420 die daily

The Coordinator, National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme, Dr. Adebola Lawanson, yesterday disclosed in Abuja that 420 Nigerians die everyday due to tuberculosis. She said N14.4 billion is needed to control the spread of the disease, even as 154, 000 [...]

June 5, 2018 Health issues

Saraki, Dogara, others return to trenches, reconsider defection

Some members of the new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) block of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have returned to the trenches with the prospect of dumping the APC. The development came barely 24 hours after the Nigeria Police invited Senate [...]

June 5, 2018 Government and politics