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Daily Archives: August 20, 2018

Lagos-based energy startup, Rensource secures €500,000 debt financing

Besides its January investment, Rensource had secured a previous funding round of $ 1.1 million in 2016. Thus bringing the total investment raised in external funding since that time to $ 5.5 million. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 1, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Saraki’s sister turns against Senate President, declares support for Buhari

Senator Gbemisola Ruqayyah Saraki, the younger sister to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has declared her “unwavering support” for President Muhammadu Buhari. She also pledged her commitment to the success of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state and [...]

August 1, 2018 Government and politics

N7.6bn fraud: Judge dismisses Orji Kalu’s no-case submission

The Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday trashed the no-case submission filed by a former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, in response to the N7.6bn fraud charges against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Justice Mohammed Idris, [...]

August 1, 2018 Government and politics

Death threat: You’re not popular, we can’t waste money on you – Kano carpets Ganduje’s deputy

The Kano State government has lambasted deputy governor of the State, Hafiz Abubakar over his alarm that there was threat to his life. Abubakar, a loyalist of former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso, has been at loggerheads with the Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje. In [...]

August 1, 2018 Government and politics

Facebook uncovers political influence campaign ahead of midterms

Facebook said Tuesday it shut down 32 fake pages and accounts involved in an apparent “coordinated” effort to stoke hot-button issues ahead of November midterm US elections, but could not identify the source although Russia is suspected of involvement. It [...]

August 1, 2018 Technology

Boko Haram: New Army commander, Gen Abba Dikko takes over

Major General Abba Dikko has assumed office as commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, the Army operation against Boko Haram. This followed a major shake-up by the Nigerian Army. Dikko took over from Major General Rogers Nicholas in a brief ceremony on [...]

August 1, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

2019: Don’t be blinded by political parties – Shehu Sani urges CAN

Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has urged the Christian Association of Nigeria not to be blinded by political parties but be guided by conscience and convictions about what is humanly judged about any candidate. Shehu Sani, in a meeting [...]

August 1, 2018 Government and politics

Police speak on death threat alarm by Ganduje’s deputy, Abubakar

The Kano State Police command says security has been beefed up around the deputy governor, Hafiz Abubakar. This followed his alarm that there was threat to his life. Abubakar, a loyalist of former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso, have been at loggerheads with [...]

August 1, 2018 Government and politics

EFCC arrests, grills Ekweremadu over alleged graft

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, was yesterday arrested and grilled by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the Abuja head office of the anti-graft body over alleged corrupt practices. EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed that [...]

August 1, 2018 Government and politics

Nigeria to share lessons from ‘One Family under God’ grassroots campaign

Nigerian leaders will share lessons in opening channels of dialogue, mediating conflict, and establishing community-based peace accords in conflict regions at a convening of leaders in Kampala, Uganda of August 1-2, 2018. The Global Peace Leadership Conference: East Africa-Great Lakes [...]

August 1, 2018 Government and politics

Saraki, Kwara governor dump APC, join PDP

After a series of intrigues, Senate President Bukola Saraki, yesterday announced his defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He made the announcement on his Twitter handle @bukolasaraki in the evening. It reads [...]

August 1, 2018 Government and politics
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