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Again El-Rufai sacks 4,562 newly-recruited teachers

The Kaduna State Government has sacked 4,562 newly-recruited teachers a few weeks after they were issued with employment letters to replace those sacked for failing a competency test. This development was announced by the state Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Ja’afaru [...]

April 19, 2018 Government and politics

Stolen Senate mace recovered at Abuja City Gate

The Police Thursday said they have recovered the mace of the Nigerian Senate which was taken away from the National Assembly on Wednesday morning by hoodlums. Deputy Force Public Relations Officer Force Headquarters, Aremu Adeniran, said in a statement that [...]

April 19, 2018 Government and politics

Why you are probably missing out on the goodness of audiobooks

Techpoint conducted a social media poll on the most popular book formats among Nigerians and discovered that only a few people listen to audiobooks. Read more on [...]

April 19, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Chimamanda Adichie Wins Shorty Awards Literature Prize

Celebrated Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie has been named the winner of the ‘Best in Literature’ category at the 10th edition of the Shorty Awards held in New York. The Shorty Awards celebrate the best content creators and producers and brands that have [...]

April 19, 2018 Government and politics

IMF douses fears on Nigeria’s rising debts profile

Contrary to increasing fears of negative outcome from Nigeria’s rising external and domestic debts, which many believe are back to pre-2015 levels to fund infrastructure development and budgets, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), yesterday said there is merit in this [...]

April 19, 2018 Economy

Nigerians denounce seizure of Senate mace

Prominent Nigerians and opposition political parties have expressed displeasure over the snatching of the Senate mace by some hoodlums. In a telephone chat with The Guardian, former senators, Prof. Seth Akintoye and a Third Republic senator, Anthony Adefuye, condemned the [...]

April 19, 2018 Government and politics

Yobe disburses N300m furniture loan to workers

The Yobe state government has disbursed N300 million furniture loan to workers with a maximum of a million naira each. Announcing the step recently in Damaturu, the Head of Service, Saleh Abubakar disclosed that the furniture loan is a revolving [...]

April 19, 2018 Government and politics

IMF boss, Christine Lagarde endorses cryptocurrency

In what seems unexpected, the Managing Director of IMF, Christine Lagarde in a recent blog post highlighting the importance of crypto-assets, claims they can transform how we save and invest. Lagarde affirms that cryptocurrency could help the financial markets function more [...]

April 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

9mobile stakeholders in court to stop acquisition process

A Federal High Court in the Abuja Division has halted the sales of 9mobile on the ground that stakeholders of the company are not part of the acquisition process. This is coming after the preferred bidder, Teleology Holdings, made a [...]

April 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Opportunities Weekly: $30,000 from Facebook, Africa entrepreneurship Award grant and more

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

April 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Guinness Nigeria Plc and Wecyclers enter agreement on waste management

After getting the support of Lagos State Government, Wecyclers have gone a step further to enter an agreement with Guinness Nigeria Plc on waste management. Read more on [...]

April 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

WhatsApp Payments nears global rollout with new Request Money feature

Last year, WhatsApp teased its Indian market with a ‘WhatsApp Payments' feature powered by India's Unified Payments Interface (UPI); a mobile payments processor. The person-to-person (P2P) payments feature lets users make payments right from the messaging platform. It was eventually [...]

April 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Nokia 1 arrives in Nigeria

With Android Oreo™ (go edition), the 4G Nokia 1 is now available through accredited dealers HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces that the Nokia 1 is now available to buy from accredited dealers for N27, 000 from [...]

April 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Mobile internet subscriptions in Nigeria hit a 100.9 million high

According to data on the website of the Nigeria Communication Commission(NCC), as at February 2018, mobile internet subscription in Nigeria now stands at 100.9 million (100,904,668). This number is a near astronomical 670,385 increase from 100.2 million (100,234,283) in January [...]

April 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Plateau United eliminated from CAF Confederation Cup

Reigning Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions, Plateau United, have been eliminated from the CAF Confederation Cup. Plateau were thrashed 4-0 in Algeria by USM Alger on Tuesday evening. Having won the first leg 2-1 in Nigeria, the NPFL side [...]

April 18, 2018 Government and politics

Arsenal favourites to land Martial from Manchester United

Arsenal have emerged as favourites to lure Anthony Martial from Manchester United, according to reports in his native France. Le 10 Sport claims the 22-year-old is keen to leave Old Trafford and wishes to stay in the Premier League to [...]

April 18, 2018 Sports

Fayemi deceiving himself, making empty boast – Deputy Gov, Olusola

The Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Prof Kolapo Olusola has described the comment attributed to the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi over forthcoming guber election in the State as an empty boast. Fayose had on Saturday [...]

April 18, 2018 Government and politics

Al-Makura reacts as IDPs stone him in Obi

Nasarawa Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura was, yesterday, pelted with stones in Agwatashi, Obi Local Government Area of the state, by angry Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). The IDPs were recently rendered homeless by herdsmen attacks, which led to the death of [...]

April 18, 2018 Government and politics

2019: Oba Akiolu gives Buhari condition

The Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu I, has said the only way the people of Lagos will support President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term ambition is to grant the state a special status. Akiolu made the remarks while speaking yesterday, during [...]

April 18, 2018 Government and politics

FarePay is helping Lagosians move around without hassles

FarePay is literally the smart way to get around. On a typical day in Lagos, there are tons of people queuing up at BRT terminals, trying to purchase tickets to get in the buses. If you’re in a hurry – [...]

April 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Thick smoke as another fire at Olusosun dumpsite envelopes Ojota

One month after the fire incident at the Olusosun dumpsite in Ojota, Lagos State, another fire broke out at the dumpsite yesterday affecting some vehicles and property in the area. The fresh inferno has left residents in deep panic. Thick, [...]

April 18, 2018 Government and politics

Nigeria’s economy projected to grow 2.1% in 2018

Nigeria’s economy is projected to accelerate to 2.1 per cent this year, up from the 0.8 per cent in 2017, riding on the back of exit from its worst recession in over two decades. The International Monetary Fund (IMF), said [...]

April 18, 2018 Economy

Senate queries $462 million extra-budgetary helicopters purchase

The Senate yesterday summoned the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele; the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun; and the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali to explain the alleged withdrawal of $462 million from the Federation Account [...]

April 18, 2018 General

Britain urges Nigeria, others to legalise same-sex marriage

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has called for same-sex marriage in Nigeria and all other countries within the Commonwealth. At the first joint forum at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Westminster yesterday, the prime minister said there should [...]

April 18, 2018 International

Diamond Platinumz reportedly in police custody for indecent social media post

Popular Tanzanian musician, Diamond Platinumz is reportedly in police custody for posting indecent content on social media. Read more on [...]

April 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Jobs Weekly: Digital Marketer, IT-Project Assistant 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. Digital Marketer at Kynox Technologies   Job type: Internship Location: Ibadan Application deadline: May 15, 2018 Responsibilities Help [...]

April 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

The fate of 9mobile still hangs on the balance

The acquisition process of 9mobile is taking a new turn as Teleology Holdings is expected to undergo exercises to test its technical and financial capabilities. According to the Nigeria Communications Week, the Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), [...]

April 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

How an indigenous tech company is trying to revamp the Nigeria Police Force

Most criticisms and persecutions of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) are hinged on a perceived all round crippling incompetency. Ironically, against its ‘the police is your friend” slogan, the average Nigerian most likely does not see the police in any [...]

April 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Join Ventures Platform Foundation’s Government Tweetchat today at 3:00 pm

In anticipation of the launch of the google commissioned research paper focused on Nigeria`s tech entrepreneurship ecosystem that will be holding on the 24th of April, Ventures Platform Foundation on the 13th of April held the second of three tweet chats [...]

April 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

See the SOS Button that Taxify rolled out in Nigeria

Taxify, Europe and Africa’s fastest growing ride-hailing platform has added a panic button to its ride-hailing app in Nigeria. Introduced with the goal of safeguarding it’s driver-partners against violent attacks and hijacks, the SOS button comes embedded in the Taxify [...]

April 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps