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Daily Archives: January 23, 2019

Opportunity Weekly: UNICEF Innovation Fund, Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa class 2 and more

Every Wednesday by 5:00 PM (WAT), we publish a list of opportunities across the globe for African entrepreneurs, individuals, and startups. Don't miss out on anyone. Read more on [...]

June 13, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Oraimo Toast — powers your world

Nigeria is one of the first countries in Africa to experience the new oraimo toast, a functional power bank with a perfect blend of functional design. In a country where power remains by large a major challenge, Nigerians are constantly [...]

June 13, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Why a special fund to drive financial inclusion is imperative

As it stands, the drive to deepen financial inclusion is in the hands of commercial financial institutions as well as mobile money operators, with the Central Bank of Nigeria playing a supervisory role. SystemSpec — the company behind Remita has [...]

June 13, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

2018 World Cup: Messi, Hazard, 10 short players to watch out for in Russia

As the 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia on Thursday, the best football stars will be on display with all manner of skills. Most of the football greats are mainly players without much heights ranging from Diego Maradona, Pele, [...]

June 13, 2018 Sports

Announcing Microtraction’s investment in CowryWise

CowryWise is a secure automated service that helps you save money, allowing you enjoy high returns from risk-free investments in Nigeria with zero fees, charges and no penalties. Read more on [...]

June 13, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Joshua Dariye: Nigerians reacts as ex-governor weeps in court

A former Governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye, has stirred reactions online after his picture emerged online where he was seen crying in court. Dariye was sentenced to 14 years in prison by the FCT High Court sitting in Gudu, Abuja [...]

June 13, 2018 Government and politics

BREAKING: USA, Mexico, Canada to host 2026 World Cup

In a long-anticipated vote on Wednesday, the joint bid of the United States of America (USA), Mexico and Canada defeated Morocco its only challenger, to win the hosting rights for the 2026 World Cup. The result was determined by more [...]

June 13, 2018 Sports

Spain sacks Lopetegui a day before the start of the World Cup

The Spanish Football Association have sacked coach Julen Lopetegui before the World Cup begins on Thursday. Lopetegui was sacked for not informing the Spanish FA (RFEF) that he was replacing Zinedane Zidane at Real Madrid. Real Madrid announced on Tuesday [...]

June 13, 2018 Sports

Dariye: Why ex-governor deserves to be jailed – PDP

The Plateau State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the ruling of an FCT High Court sentencing former Governor of the State, Joshua Dariye to 14 years imprisonment. Recall that the Justice Adebukola Banjoko-led court had yesterday [...]

June 13, 2018 Government and politics

2018: Why Ekiti election can’t be rigged – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured that the Ekiti State governorship election slated for July 14 cannot be rigged. The commission said the notion peddled in some quarters that the election would be rigged ran contrary to the [...]

June 13, 2018 Government and politics

NERC defies court order, grants fresh license

In what appears to be a disregard to a court order, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has finally granted generating license to a private company for the distribution of power in Ariara Market. This is said to be in [...]

June 13, 2018 Power

Fintech is not a threat to Nigerian banks; the real threats are less obvious

In spite of claims that fintech companies are a threat to Nigerian banks, many of them are relying on the power of technology to service their customers. The real threats are less obvious Read more on [...]

June 13, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

June 12: NADECO tells Buhari to inaugurate MKO Abiola as president

The National Democratic Coalition, NADECO, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to go beyond the recognition of Chief MKO Abiola as the winner of the June 12, 1993 election and posthumously inaugurate him as president. NADECO in a statement, yesterday, [...]

June 13, 2018 Government and politics

Cannabis oil cures stomach cancer as new genetic diagnosis

Cannabis oil cures stomach cancer: A new prostate cancer Deoxy ribonucleic Acid (DNA)/genetic material test identifies the one in 100 men who are six times more at risk of developing the life-threatening disease. Researchers identified 63 new genetic mutations that [...]

June 13, 2018 Health issues

Buhari apologises to Abiola’s family over June 12

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday apologised to the family of the late Chief Moshood Abiola over the annulment of the June 12, 1993 election.He offered the apology while investing Abiola with the nation’s highest honour, the Grand Commander of the Federal [...]

June 13, 2018 Government and politics