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Reps finally pass PIGB, Dogara urges Buhari to assent to bill

The House of Representatives, yesterday, passed the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB), which provides for the governance and institutional framework for the petroleum industry and for other related matters. The bill which was passed by the Senate in May 2017, [...]

January 19, 2018 Government and politics

Meet Nigeria’s first female combatant pilots in history

Nigeria’s first female combatant pilots in history: The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has disclosed on Wednesday, January 17, 2017, during commissioning of 11 young pilots that the two female combatants among the pilots are the first in Nigerian history. The [...]

January 19, 2018 Transportation

6 things to know about Buhari’s plan to solve herdsmen crisis

Since the brutal killings of over 100 people in Benue and Taraba in attacks orchestrated by suspected herdsmen in the opening week of 2018, there's been a lot of focus on how to resolve the recurring crisis. The major trigger [...]

January 19, 2018 Government and politics

Nasarawa Govt suspends school principal, teachers for flogging students

The Nasarawa state government has suspended the Principal of Government Science Secondary School (GSS), Nassarawa-Eggon, and three other officials for meting out corporal punishment to some students. A video showing a male teacher beating students on the assembly ground had [...]

January 19, 2018 Education

Nigerian baby delivered during flight from Paris to New York

A medical doctor on his way back from his best friend's wedding has been instrumental in the delivery of a Nigerian baby on a flight from Paris to New York. Daily Mail reports that 27-year-old, Dr Sij Hemal, who is [...]

January 19, 2018 International

AfDB pulled Nigeria out of recession, says Adesina

The African Development Bank (AfDB) yesterday said its $1 billion emergency lifeline approval support to Nigeria last year was what helped to pull the country out of recession, the country’s worst economic crisis in more than a decade. The President [...]

January 19, 2018 Government and politics

Herdsmen killings: Ekiti Speaker faults FG’s slow response

The Speaker of the Ekiti State State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Pastor) Kola Oluwawole, has called on the Federal Government to wake up from its slumber by being proactive towards curbing the excesses of Fulani herdsmen killing defenceless citizens [...]

January 18, 2018 Government and politics

Meet the mathematician teaching maths in Igbo and Nigerian pidgin

In June 2017, Nigeria's Minister for Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, reportedly said plans were being made to teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects in indigenous languages. There was an opinion as to why this was not [...]

January 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Suspected kidnapper dies in police custody

A suspected kidnap kingpin, Anthony Ogbalor a.k.a,Dracula has died in the Custody of the Delta State Police Command in Asaba. Details of the suspected kidnapper’s death is still sketchy at the time of this report. Hope For Nigeria, however, learnt [...]

January 18, 2018 Government and politics

Herdsmen killings: Benue people storm Abuja in protest, say enough is enough

Benue indigenes in large numbers, on Thursday, stormed Abuja, the nation’s capital in protest of the wanton killings of their people by Fulani herdsmen and the ‘lukewarm’ attitude of the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Muhammad [...]

January 18, 2018 Societal issues
Benue killings

Benue killings: We have evidence of militia groups with AK47 – Police

The Nigeria Police has confirmed the existence of armed militia groups in Benue State, countering Benue state Governor, Samuel Ortom’s claims. Recall that the Benue State Government had denied arming militia to defend themselves against the marauding Fulani herdsmen in the state. [...]

January 18, 2018 Societal issues

Startup Profile: Worka.nG — find a suitable employee or employer easily

Worka.nG launched its online platform on December 1, 2017, to basically bridge the gap between employers and employees in Nigeria. The post Startup Profile: Worka.nG — find a suitable employee or employer easily appeared first on [...]

January 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Agency arraigns ex-Nasarawa governor’s son over alleged N92m fraud

One Atta Esin, Executive Director, Biolocks Technologies Limited had petitioned the EFCC, alleging that Adamu and Ojiako used his company's name (Biolocks) to execute contract without his knowledge. He claimed that the contract resulted in the accumulation of withholding tax [...]

January 18, 2018 Government and politics

How ex-SGF allegedly got N575m from Dasuki

A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation Anyim Pius Anyim is still battling to exonerate himself from the alleged monumental corruption that has plagued the Sambo Dasuki-led Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) for years. The Economic [...]

January 18, 2018 Government and politics

Kachikwu, Baru, Peterside seek improvement in Nigeria’s oil export

Stakeholders in the oil and gas as well as the maritime industry, converged in Abuja, sought leeway to export Nigerian crude oil in order to attract maximum benefits. The meeting led by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, and the Nigerian [...]

January 18, 2018 Government and politics

Eagles to play six matches ahead of World Cup

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) yesterday made public its 2018 FIFA World Cup program for the Super Eagles, revealing venues and dates for six pre-World Cup friendly matches. The NFF also revealed its plan for kit launch, camping programmes and [...]

January 18, 2018 Sports

Beware of foreign portfolio investments-driven growth, Nigerian experts warn

Economic experts have warned Nigeria not to be carried away by the influx of foreign portfolio investment dominating the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), noting that a combination of highly mobile portfolio investments and unreliable crude earnings could unravel without warning, [...]

January 18, 2018 Business

Africa News Roundup: InterContinental exits Nigeria

Here are this week’s top headlines on startups, entrepreneurship, innovation and tech around Africa. InterContinental out. Barely four years after establishing a presence in Nigeria, UK-based InterContinental Hotels Group Plc (IHG) is exiting the country following “a disagreement with local [...]

January 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

These passionate individuals are working to improve STEM education in the South-East and South-South

It is the dream of many secondary school students in Nigeria to gain admission into an institution of higher learning immediately after school, but not for Samson Goddy. After completing his secondary education at 16, he decided to take a [...]

January 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Pupils sit on bare floor to learn in community hosting six oil wells [PHOTOS]

With 6 oil wells, obtained photographs of pupils sitting on bare floor while taking lessons in a Delta Primary School. The photographs taken by DAILY POST on Wednesday, January 17, exposed the terrible situation of pupils of Otoro Primary School [...]

January 17, 2018 Education

Gambia President, Barrow speaks on Buhari’s role in country’s political crisis

President Adama Barrow of The Gambia on Tuesday praised President Muhammadu Buhari for his leadership role in the stabilisation of African countries. Barrow made the commendation at a news conference he jointly addressed with President Buhari after bilateral talks in [...]

January 17, 2018 Government and politics

Fulani herdsmen declare Jihad in letter to Bishop Oyedepo [VIDEO]

Founder and General overseer of Living Faith Church Worldwide, David Oyedepo, has revealed that he received a letter from a coalition of Fulani herdsmen identified as, Fulani Nationality Movement saying there will be no peace until cattle colonies are established [...]

January 17, 2018 Religion

Muslim group questions IGP over alleged killing of 732 Fulani herdsmen

Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, on Wednesday questioned the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim idris, and other security forces on why nobody was arrested when 732 Fulani people were killed in Mambila area of Plateau and Taraba States recently. MURIC lamented [...]

January 17, 2018 Societal issues

Rowdy session as PDP senators prevent colleague from defecting to APC

The Nigerian Senate, on Wednesday was thrown into a rowdy session as it was about recording the first official cross-carpeting for the year 2018. Senator Sonni Ogbuoji ( Ebonyi South) had come under order 43 of the rules of the [...]

January 17, 2018 Government and politics

We have compensated residents affected by Lagos, Ibadan rail line – Nigerian govt

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says the federal government of Nigeria has paid compensation to all residents affected by the ongoing new Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge lines. Amaechi disclosed this on Tuesday at Papalanto in Ogun State, during his monthly [...]

January 17, 2018 Government and politics
Startup Profile: Co-Tenant — Share or lease your apartment for a short period

Startup Profile: Co-Tenant — Share or lease your apartment for a short period

Although having a roommate is often associated with students’ lifestyle, Co-Tenant intends to provide that option to everyone, especially when dealing with apartments that are beyond budget. Launched on December 11, 2017, by Kolawole Bilewu, the platform allows people who [...]

January 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigerians know I’m doing my best – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday stated that Nigerians are convinced that his administration is doing its best. The President said this when he met with the President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. According to his [...]

January 17, 2018 Government and politics

EFCC speaks on attempt to arrest Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has denied making attempt to arrest President Muhammdu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari. Reports emerged last week that some security agents stormed the home of the President’s Chief of Staff to get [...]

January 17, 2018 Government and politics

‘How blockchain will affect oil, gas sector in Nigeria’

As emerging frontiers, especially digital ledger system also called blockchain become a more globally recognised solution, experts have called for frameworks that will enable Nigeria’s oil and gas sector to benefit from the innovation. With a new $2.5million funding secured [...]

January 17, 2018 Oil & Gas

Robber who poses as mad man nabbed with POS machine

Detectives attached to the Lagos State police command have arrested a suspected armed robber, who disguised as a lunatic to maim innocent persons. It was gathered that the 27-year-old suspect, Olayinka Ogundimu, was arrested at Anifowoshe Street, Ikeja area of [...]

January 17, 2018 Incidents