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Oyo speaker’s death: INEC holds bye-election on June 2

Oyo speaker’s death: The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will conduct a by-election for the vacant seat of Ibarapa East State Constituency of Oyo State on June 2. Mr Mutiu Agboke, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Oyo [...]

May 16, 2018 Government and politics

Planet NEST is an emerging tech talent accelerator based in Akure

Planet NEST: The eventual goal for all students after secondary school is to gain admission into a tertiary institution. But this did not play well for Aboluwarin Kitan-David and Banjo Mofesola Paul who failed unified tertiary matriculation examination (UTME) several [...]

May 15, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

What your phone home screen says about you

Our phone home screens are easily customisable, and how we choose to organise them tells a lot about who we are. Like our work desks, our phone layouts reflect certain parts of our personalities. Many psychological studies have been carried [...]

May 15, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Lagos state government to convert Sabo Industrial Estate to an ICT Hub

The Lagos State Government, during a recent ministerial press briefing held in commemoration of the third year of the administration of Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode, revealed plans to transform the Sabo Industrial Estate, Yaba, into a technology hub. The framework, according to [...]

May 15, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Russia 2018: Plateau United goalie, Ajiboye vows to make Super Eagles final squad

Plateau United goalkeeper, Dele Ajiboye, has insisted he will give his all to make Nigeria’s final squad to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. He said this while reacting to his inclusion in the Gernot Rohr’s 30-man preliminary squad released [...]

May 15, 2018 Sports

Imo APC congress: What Okorocha told supporters

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has insisted on a fresh date for the All Progressives Congress (APC) ward congress. The governor, while addressing his loyalists, announced that there would be no LG congress in the state until the crisis of [...]

May 15, 2018 Government and politics

IGP Idris: Muslim group lambasts Senate

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has criticized the Nigerian Senate for declaring the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris Kpotum, ‘an enemy of democracy’ over the latter’s refusal to honour its invitation. Its Director, Prof Ishaq Akintola, in a statement [...]

May 15, 2018 Government and politics

Nigeria, others on alert as Ebola death toll rises to 19 in DRC

Nigeria and other sub-Saharan African countries are on high alert over risk of the ongoing Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) spreading to their territories. The World Health Organisation (WHO), in a statement yesterday, said [...]

May 15, 2018 Health issues

Rivers Assembly to petition UN, EU over invasion of judiciary

The Rivers State House of Assembly has resolved to write to the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) over the recent attack on the state’s judiciary and what it described as ill treatment by the Federal Government. Hoodlums, [...]

May 15, 2018 Government and politics

FG promises early completion of N22.3b Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta expressway

The Federal Government has pledged early completion of Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta expressway to fasten socio-economic growth and international trade within Ogun and Lagos corridors. The rehabilitation and reconstruction of the about 80 kilometres road was last week awarded by the Federal Government [...]

May 15, 2018 Government and politics

Again Shiites members, police clash in Abuja

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) who were demanding the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, who has been in detention, yesterday clashed with the police in Abuja. The youths who were armed with stones , chased away [...]

May 15, 2018 Military

Judiciary needs men of honour to deal with executive recklessness, says CJN

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen has said that the judiciary needs knowledgeable men of honour and integrity to deal with executive recklessness, adding that it is one of the available recourse against the abuse of executive [...]

May 15, 2018 Government and politics
Bukola Saraki affirms Senate’s readiness for fintech regulation in Nigeria

Bukola Saraki affirms Senate’s readiness for fintech regulation in Nigeria

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki has affirmed the stand of the upper house of the National Assembly to support bills that have the potential to promote the growth of the financial technology (fintech) in Nigeria. According to Proshare, Saraki made [...]

May 14, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Weekly Tech Events #18: Techfest 2018, TechHer Meetup and others

Weekly Tech Events #18: Techfest 2018, TechHer Meetup and others

This week is loaded with events you don’t want to miss. We have curated a list of tech events that will interest you. They are coming up on or between Monday, 14th May 2018 to Monday, 21st May 2018. TechFest [...]

May 14, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Portharcourt-based startup, Touchabl raises $20,000 funding from Hubly

Portharcourt-based startup, Touchabl raises $20,000 funding from Hubly

Port Harcourt based startup, Touchabl finally puts pen on paper to an agreement that allows it secure seed funding of $ 20,000 from Hubly, formerly Genesys Tech Hub. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

May 14, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Inside Nigeria’s first ever electronic voting exercise in Kaduna State

Inside Nigeria’s first ever electronic voting exercise in Kaduna State

It is mid-afternoon on the Friday before the local government elections in Kaduna State. Dr. (Mrs.) Saratu Binta Dikko-Audu, chairman of the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KAD-SIECOM), has been on her feet for the most part of the day [...]

May 14, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Akure-based startup run by FUTA undergrads wins Microsoft Imagine Cup Nigeria

Akure-based startup run by FUTA undergrads wins Microsoft Imagine Cup Nigeria

Akure TechUp innovation challenge winner, TREP which is run by two undergraduate students (Taofeek Afeez and Alayande Abiola) of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), emerged as this year's national finalist of the Microsoft Imagine Cup Nigeria. Microsoft Imagine [...]

May 14, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Ekiti guber: Cleric, Tunde Afe emerges ANRP candidate

The General Overseer of the House of Faith Christian Centre, Ado Ekiti, Rev Tunde Afe, has emerged the standard bearer of the Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP) for the July 14 governorship election. Afe polled a total of 93 votes [...]

May 14, 2018 Government and politics

APC comes hard on Okorocha, says Imo governor frustrated

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC) has warned the governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, against transferring his mismanagement relationship with his people on the party’s national leadership. National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Bolaji [...]

May 14, 2018 Government and politics

Ekiti guber: Fayose reacts to Buhari’s statement on Fayemi’s victory

Governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose has reacted to the statement by President Muhammadu Buhari to Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Kayode Fayemi over his victory. Buhari had on Sunday in a statement by his spokesman, Garba [...]

May 14, 2018 Government and politics

NSCDC deploys 2,000 men to protect Buhari in Jigawa

Besides a swarm of heavily armed operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), the Nigerian Army and Police Force, President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Jigawa State today will be secured by an additional 2,000 personnel drafted from the Nigeria [...]

May 14, 2018 Government and politics

NCAA suspends FirstNation airline over illegal operations

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has suspended operations of FirstNation Airways over alleged illegal commercial operations in the country. A letter to the airline, with reference no. NCAA/DG/CSLA/RM/1-06/18/2304 dated May 11, 2018, confirmed that the apex regulatory body at [...]

May 14, 2018 Government and politics

CIBN charges Senate on speedy passage of FSS 2020 bills

The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CBN) has called on the Senate to urgently pass the Financial System Strategy (FSS 2020) Bills into law to promote financial inclusion and strengthen electronic payment system in the country. The CIBN President/Chairman [...]

May 14, 2018 Government and politics

Shiites flay, distance selves from Boko Haram

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites, has flayed and distanced itself from the activities of the Boko Haram sect, insisting that they share nothing in common. The group was refuting an insinuation by former United States [...]

May 14, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

How states withdrew N593.1b from federation account in Q1 2018

The 36 states of the federation withdrew about N593.1 billion from the Federation Account as revenue generated in the first quarter of 2018. The breakdown is contained in the monthly Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) report obtained by the News [...]

May 14, 2018 Government and politics

Delta monarch seeks end to carnage ahead of 2019 polls

Disturbed by the activities of herdsmen in the university town of Abraka, Delta State, the traditional ruler, Ovie Marshal Lucky Ochuko Ararile, Awaeke 1, has urged concerned authorities to immediately tackle the menace before the conduct of the 2019 general [...]

May 14, 2018 Government and politics

Donald Trump Called President Buhari ‘sir’ – Yahaya Bello

Governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello has dared ex-president, Olusegun Obasanjo and his party, ADC to show the Nigerian public their presidential candidate. While reacting to Obasanjo’s announcement on the transformation of his political movement into a political party, the [...]

May 14, 2018 International

Economists advise Nigeria to ratify AfCFTA agreement

Nigeria has been called upon to reconsider its reluctance to sign the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, some economic analysts said in separate interviews in Addis Ababa. The analysts argued that AfCFTA is in the national interest of [...]

May 13, 2018 Economy

Kaduna LG poll: PDP wins Zango, APC wins 10 LGs

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has won the Chairmanship and Councillorship election in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The Returning Officer for the election, Mr Danjuma Baye-Luka, announced the results [...]

May 13, 2018 Government and politics

Police investigates ritual activities in Borno

The Borno Police Command says it is investigating the activities of ritualists to curb their nefarious motives in the state. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Damian Chukwu, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri [...]

May 13, 2018 Military
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