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NCC seizes N36.1 broadcast items, apprehends 2 suspects in Delta

The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), said it had seized broadcast contrivance worth N36.1 million in Delta. Mr Augustine Amodu, the NCC Director of Enforcement, made the disclosure in Warri, while speaking with newsmen. Amodu said that two suspects were also [...]

March 18, 2018 Government and politics

Prophet Abiara to remarry at 75, reveals why he retired as CAC General Evangelist

The General Overseer of Christ Apostolic Church, Vineyard of Comfort, popularly known as CAC Agbala Itura, Prophet Samuel Kayode Abiara, has revealed he is ready to remarry, two years after his wife passed on. Abiara disclosed this at an elaborate [...]

March 18, 2018 Religion

Pinnick insists Super Eagles can win 2018 World Cup

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has reiterated his belief that the Super Eagles can win this year’s World Cup in Russia. Nigeria is drawn in Group D alongside Argentina, Croatia, and Iceland. Pinnick, who spoke at [...]

March 18, 2018 Sports

Nigeria will not experience fuel scarcity again – Baru

The Group Managing Director, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, on Saturday, assured Nigerians that the “era of fuel scarcity is gone for good.” Receiving the Man of the Year Award from Nigeria NewsDirect newspaper, the NNPC GMD [...]

March 18, 2018 Economy

Dapchi schoolgirls: We have no faith in Buhari’s promises – Parents

Some parents of the 110 Dapchi missing schoolgirls have expressed their lack of faith in President Muhammadu Buhari’s promise during his visit that the girls would be rescued. Hope For Nigeria reported that President Muhammadu Buhari last week Wednesday visited [...]

March 18, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Olusosun Dumpsite: Ambode to engage scavengers on means of livelihood

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos has assured that the state government would engage scavengers and other workers at the Olusosun dumpside on ways to make their lives bearable. Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Habib Aruna, said in a statement [...]

March 18, 2018 Economy

Okoh urges women to participate in politics

Primate of All Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev Nicholas Okoh, has urged Nigerian women to come out and participate actively in the political process by contesting for positions in the 2019 elections. Speaking yesterday at the 2019 Women Family Sports [...]

March 18, 2018 Government and politics

ULC passes vote of no confidence on NLC

The United Labour Congress of Nigeria (ULC), yesterday, passed a vote of no confidence in the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), saying its leadership has failed workers. ULC president, Comrade Joe Ajaero, said this during the Zonal Council Meeting of the union [...]

March 18, 2018 Government and politics

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A: Unboxing and first impressions

The unboxing and first impressions of the Redmi Note 5A, one of the budget phones released under Xiaomi's Redmi series. The post Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A: Unboxing and first impressions appeared first on [...]

March 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

The Footwear Academy wins $50,000 grand prize at Proudly Made in Aba Hackathon

The Proudly Made in Aba Hackathon, which spanned an intensive 3-day workshop, ended with a grande finale yesterday. Techpoint Build alumnus, The Footwear Academy came out tops. The post The Footwear Academy wins $ 50,000 grand prize at Proudly Made [...]

March 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

This week on Techpoint: Veni, vidi, vici

A big congratulations to two of our Techpoint Build alumni, myPadi and The Footwear Academy. On Thursday, myPadi announced its latest seed funding round backed by Silicon Valley-based EchoVC. Meanwhile, The Footwear Academy on Friday won $ 50,000 in top prize money [...]

March 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Dino Melaye’s recall: INEC speaks on next step after Appeal Court ruling

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said it will proceed with the process for the recall of Senator Dino Melaye in line with the judgement of the Court of Appeal. INEC’s Director of Publicity and Voter Education, Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, [...]

March 17, 2018 Government and politics

2019: 20 Imo lawmakers have endorsed Okorocha’s son-in-law – Ezediaro

The member representing Oguta in Imo state House of Assembly, Henry Ezediaro, has said that 20 out of 27 lawmakers have endorsed the governorship ambition of Uche Nwosu-Igboeche, the Chief of Staff to Governor Rochas Okorocha. Nwosu is married to [...]

March 17, 2018 Government and politics

My daughter wants to succeed me – Emir Sanusi

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has said one of his daughters wants to succeed him as the second most ranked Muslim leader in Nigeria. Sanusi revealed this in an interview with Financial Times. “My daughter wants to be [...]

March 17, 2018 Government and politics

NJC names 60 new judges [SEE LIST]

The National Judicial Council (NJC) on Friday named 60 new judicial officers, including two state Chief Judges, for 25 states of the federation. The two chief judges are – Justice O.O. Akeredolu (Ondo State) and Justice Yakubu Gyang Dakwak (Plateau). [...]

March 17, 2018 Government and politics

Hillary Clinton falls in bathtub, fractures bone

Former United States’ Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has escaped a major domestic accident in India after she slipped and fractured her wrist in the bathtub at the five-star resort where she was staying. Clinton was taken to a hospital [...]

March 17, 2018 International

Herdsmen invasion: Ebonyi community deserted, over 30 houses razed

Enyanwu Igwe village in Igbeagu community, Izzi local government area of Ebonyi State, has been reportedly deserted following the killings and destruction of properties by Fulani herdsmen. Recall that herdsmen invaded Enyanwu Igwe village on Monday, killing four persons and [...]

March 17, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari appoints members of National Food Security Council [Full list]

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the constitution of membership for the National Food Security Council. The Council, to be chaired by the President, will be inaugurated on Monday. It will have as members, the Governors of Kebbi, Taraba, Plateau, Lagos, [...]

March 17, 2018 Government and politics

Police alert Maiduguri residents on Boko Haram’s planned attack

The Assistant Commissioner of Police in Borno State, Ahmed Bello, has alerted the public of alleged plans by Boko Haram to launch bomb attacks on Maiduguri metropolis. Bello, in a statement issued in Maiduguri, yesterday, advised residents to be vigilant [...]

March 17, 2018 Government and politics

Evans’ kidnap victim narrates ordeal in Lagos court

A kidnap, Donatus Duru has told a Lagos High Court that his ordeal in the hands of Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (popularly known as Evans) and his gang was gruesome.Duru told Justice Hakeem Oshodi in the ongoing trial of Evans and other [...]

March 17, 2018 Crime

Buhari, gates, 15 governors witness Dangote’s daughter’s wedding

Dangote’s daughter’s wedding: In an unending season of high profile marriages involving the children of top politicians, successful businessmen and celebrities, it was a roll call of crème de la crème of eminent personalities, political office holders, captains of industries [...]

March 17, 2018 Government and politics

Get constant internet coverage on the move with CloudCover

It can be frustrating when the speed of your internet connection suddenly drops – especially for business owners. The frustration escalates even more when employees complain they can’t complete tasks; sales can’t go through, information can’t be sourced for and [...]

March 16, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: How to lose your job at the White House

This week on social media; Rex Tillerson's African trip was his last at the U.S Secretary of State, discussions about ₦100 notes and more stories. The post Social Media Roundup: How to lose your job at the White House appeared [...]

March 16, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Why Jumia Nigeria may not be killing pay on delivery anytime soon

“Cash is king”; not in the way it applies to inflow and outflow in businesses. Cash is king as even the most developed ‘cashless economies’ have not successfully phased out cash transactions.  In Nigeria, this king is a tyrant. Because [...]

March 16, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Global LinkUP: The powerful women of cryptocurrency

On this week's global news roundup, cryptocurrencies are doing an uncertain dance, Australia is running scared of China and a Silicon Valley startup wants to backup your brain in the cloud. Also, there are women in crypto and they have [...]

March 16, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Osinbajo’s daughter’s traditional wedding holds in Aso Rock [PHOTOS]

The traditional wedding of Oluwadamilola, daughter of Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and Oluseun Bakare took place on Friday. The event held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. In attendance were family members, friends, relatives and top government officials. Damilola [...]

March 16, 2018 entertainment

African airports’ managers rally behind open skies implementation

Association of airport managers in Africa are rallying behind the implementation of the open skies treaty, especially in lieu of the traffic boom the initiative will bring to signatory countries. The managers, under the aegis of Airports Council International (ACI) [...]

March 16, 2018 Africa

Fulani herdsmen kill 32 in Kogi State attack

Fulani herdsmen have killed 32 people in communities in Dekina and Omala Local Government Areas of Kogi State. The assailants arrived by boat on Wednesday, opened fire on the people and burnt down homes. An eyewitness said they wore military [...]

March 16, 2018 Societal issues

Argentina, Croatia, Iceland still ranked higher than Nigeria by FIFA

Nigeria’s opponents in this year’s World Cup in Russia, Argentina, Croatia and Iceland are still ranked higher than Nigeria by world football body, FIFA. In the latest FIFA ranking released yesterday, Nigeria maintained its 52nd position, which is one of [...]

March 16, 2018 Sports

‘Militant General’ killed in gun battle with police, weapon recovered

An alleged kidnapper and militant, Prosper David, popularly known as ‘Militant General’ was on Wednesday killed by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police’ (IGP) Intelligence Response Team (IRT). He was killed during a gun battle with the operatives at his [...]

March 16, 2018 Military