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Tuesday 20th March 2018,
Hope for Nigeria

MURIC kicks as Reps adjourn public hearing on hijab controversy

House of Representatives Joint Committee on Justice and Judiciary, has adjourned its planned public hearing on the hijab controversy billed for Wednesday. The adjournment was not unconnected to a court order restraining the House from holding the hearing. There have [...]

March 15, 2018 Religion

Dapchi schoolgirls: I responded better than Jonathan – Buhari

Dapchi schoolgirls:  President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said his administration's response to the February 19 abduction of 110 students of Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi , Yobe State was better than the response of the last administration to [...]

March 15, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Modular refineries won’t solve Nigeria’s problem of fuel deficit‎ – Kachikwu

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has said the modular refineries the federal government is proposing to establish would not address the challenge of fuel deficit in the country. He, however, said it would essentially address the [...]

March 15, 2018 Economy

GoFundMe suspends Omoyele Sowore’s campaign to raise $2million

Presidential aspirant Omoyele Sowore‘s campaign to raise $2million towards his ‘Take Back Nigeria Movement’suffered a setback on Wednesday. GoFundMe has suspended his account. And according to the Sahara Reporters publisher, he has no idea why that happened. On Wednesday night, Omoyele Sowore [...]

March 15, 2018 Government and politics

Three injured in Obaseki’s convoy accident

Three persons were Wednesday evening wounded in an accident involving the convoy of Governor Godwin Obaseki. The accident happened along the Benin-Lagos express road in front of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH). Three vehicles including the bus conveying [...]

March 15, 2018 Government and politics

Stop comparing level of incompetence, leave Jonathan alone – Aisha tells Buhari

Aisha Yesufu, co-convener of the BringBackOurGirls, BBOG, advocacy group has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop game of comparison with ex-president Goodluck Jonathan. This is in response to the president’s statement during his visit to Yobe on Wednesday. President [...]

March 15, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari promises return of kidnapped schoolgirls

Buhari promises return of kidnapped schoolgirls: Nigeria’s president, in a visit to the country’s troubled northeast, on Monday predicted success in what he described as relentless efforts to release more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram. The jihadists are [...]

March 15, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

UPDATED: Tension as Police, soldiers clash with Road Safety officers in Abuja

A major fracas broke out amongst Nigerian law enforcement agencies in Abuja on Wednesday, after an attempt to seal a Road Safety office went awry. Hope For Nigeria learnt that the violence broke out after soldiers and policemen attached to [...]

March 15, 2018 Military

Improved technology may soon allow students write UTME at home

On a radio show, a spokesperson for the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) said students may soon be able to write UTME at home. JAMB's Head of Media Dr. Fabian Benjamin reportedly revealed the examination body plans to use advanced technology to [...]

March 14, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

7 things you must know before buying the Nokia 2

Nine days after I first laid hands on it in an unboxing, I still think the Nokia 2 is an amazing budget smartphone. Suggested read; Nokia 2; Unboxing and First Impressions Cost effectiveness always has downsides, but they are not [...]

March 14, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Top job interview strategies and techniques

If you want to improve your chances to get a good job, prepare for a future interview with employers and use a set of helpful strategies.   The best interview advice that will get you a good job It’s hard [...]

March 14, 2018 General

BookMall — an online bookstore rewarding clients on every book purchase

With the improvement of technology, there has been a shift in the trend of buying books from conventional stores. According to a report by Ventures Africa, 33% of online shoppers bought books and CDs last year. This shows there are [...]

March 14, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Okorocha under fire for endorsing son-in-law for Imo governor

Governor Rochas Okorocha’s ex-commissioner for Information and Strategy, Dr. Theodore Ekechi, has lambasted him for insisting on his son in-law, Chief Uche Nwosu, as his successor. Ekechi described Okorocha’s move as “anachronistic, unhealthy, unacceptable and a serious threat to the development [...]

March 14, 2018 Government and politics

Fake INEC voters’ registration centre uncovered in Niger state

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Niger State has said it has uncovered a fake registration centre in Zungeru, Wushishi Local Government Area of the state. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Professor Sam Egwu, made this [...]

March 14, 2018 Government and politics

Herdsmen destroyed 500 churches in Benue – CAN

Benue State Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Rev. Akpen Leva, yesterday, revealed that herdsmen have destroyed over 500 churches in parts of the state. Rev. Leva, who spoke in Makurdi, said most worshippers at the affected churches [...]

March 14, 2018 Societal issues

Again, herdsmen attack Benue community, kill traders

Suspected herdsmen, late last night ambushed traders in Guma LGA of Benue State, killing many of them, including market women and children. Hope For Nigeria gathered that the victims were returning from the popular Yelewata Market when the attackers laid [...]

March 14, 2018 Societal issues

A simple solution to Nigeria’s unified database problem

It always seems impossible until it's done — Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013) Disclaimer: This article may attempt to solve a so-called complex data problem with a simple solution. Africa is a rich bed of opportunities. More so, as governments [...]

March 14, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Wike, APC disagree over neighbourhood watch

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike has raised the alarm over a ploy by some opposition politicians to set up illegal vigilance groups to clash with the State Neighbourhood Watch. He alleged the move was aimed at ensuring that the Nigeria [...]

March 14, 2018 Government and politics

Philanthropist builds 4.5km road in Enugu

A Philanthropist, Prince Lawrence Eze, has constructed a 4.5km road with streetlights for his Mburubu community, in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State, to enhance the evacuation of farm produce from the area to Enugu and neighbouring states. [...]

March 14, 2018 Technology

British scientist Stephen Hawking dead at age 76

Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking, whose mental genius and physical disability made him a household name and inspiration across the globe, has died at age 76, his family said Wednesday. Hawking, whose 1988 book “A Brief History of Time” became [...]

March 14, 2018 International

PDP, Afenifere, ex-minister flay Buhari for admitting IGP’s disobedience

The main opposition, People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, and former Minister of State for Defence, Dr. Olu Agunloye, have tackled President Muhammadu Buhari over his remarks on Monday in Makurdi that he was unaware that the Inspector [...]

March 14, 2018 Military

Reps to investigate alleged illegal withdrawal of N10b from NHIS fund

The House of Representatives yesterday, resolved to investigate alleged illegal withdrawal of N10 billion from the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) fund.The monies were domiciled in the Federal Government Treasury Single Account (TSA) in the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN). [...]

March 14, 2018 Economy

Buhari dares Senate, vetoes electoral bill

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday disclosed the withholding of assent to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2018, heightening tension in the political drama that could determine the outcome of next year’s general election.The National Assembly had on February 14, 2018 passed [...]

March 14, 2018 Government and politics

Jobs Weekly: Openings for Digital Marketer, Cloud Architect 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/Social Media Associate at Kynox Technologies   Job type: Internship Location: Ibadan Application deadline: April [...]

March 13, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Video on Demand service providers available in Nigeria

Technology and the internet, no doubt, has changed how we consume content. The cost of data is getting relatively cheaper compared to the last decade, and this is driving the influx of Video on Demand (VoD) platforms. VoD is a [...]

March 13, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Buhari declines assent to Electoral Amendment Bill 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday declined assent to the Electoral Amendment Bill 2018 recently passed by the National Assembly. The bill provides for the Presidential election to come last after National Assembly and Governorship elections. Buhari notified the Senate about [...]

March 13, 2018 Government and politics

In Benue, Buhari finds IGP Idris defied relocation order

Two months after he directed Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris (IGP) to relocate to Benue State and stop killings by herdsmen, President Muhammadu Buhari discovered only yesterday that his order was not carried out. But the revelation that Idris [...]

March 13, 2018 Military

Court fines police N3m for violation of fundamental right

An FCT High Court, Maitama on Tuesday ordered the police to pay N3 million to one Kingsley Efobi, for violation of his fundamental right to personal liberty. Efobi had on May 10, 2017, filed a suit against the Nigeria Police [...]

March 13, 2018 Societal issues

Gov. Masari swears-in new Chief Judge

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State, on Tuesday sworn-in Justice Musa Danladi as the new Chief Judge of the state. Hope For Nigeria reports that this followed the retirement of Justice Abdullahi Yusuf from service after completing his tenure. Speaking [...]

March 13, 2018 Government and politics

Budget padding: Reps recall Jibrin from suspension

The House of Representatives on Tuesday recalled its former Chairman, Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumini Jibrin, from his suspension. Jibrin was recalled following a letter of apology he wrote to the House which was announced during plenary by Speaker, Yakubu Dogara. [...]

March 13, 2018 Government and politics