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Hope for Nigeria

How this Akure-based uni dropout stumbled onto becoming an internationally accomplished programmer

Ayomide Aregbede discovered software engineering by chance and it led him to dropping out of school and building a successful career. Read his inspiring story. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 25, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
2019 Africa Cup of the Nations

2019 AFCON Qualifiers: South Africa qualify after beating hosts Libya

South Africa joined Group E leaders Nigeria to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of the Nations finals after defeating Libya 2-1 in their final qualification match on Sunday. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the match, played at [...]

March 25, 2019 Sports
waec

WAEC accuses Prof. Akintola of disrupting exams registration, MURIC kicks

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has accused the Director of the Muslim Rights Concern, Prof. Ishaq Akinola, of disrupting the registration for its examinations in some schools. However, MURIC has said the accusation by a Deputy Registrar of WAEC, [...]

March 25, 2019 Education
Ganduje has thanked the people of the state for re-electing him for a second term.

Ganduje thanks supporters for re-electing him

Ganduje has thanked the people of the state for re-electing him for a second term. NAN reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday declared Ganduje, winner of the Kano State governorship supplementary election held Saturday. In the [...]

March 25, 2019 Government and politics
AAC

Nigeria election: Buhari still military dictator – Amaechi blows hot

A First Republic Aviation Minister, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi has said that the present administration committed treasonable offence by deploying the military during the general election. Amaechi maintained that the military should have no part to play in elections and internal [...]

March 25, 2019 Government and politics
Violence in Kano over Ganduje’s victory

APC vs PDP: Violence in Kano over Ganduje’s victory

Violence has erupted in the ancient city of Kano, following the declaration of winner in the supplementary governorship election held on Saturday in the state. The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), had on Sunday night announced the incumbent governor, Dr Abdullahi [...]

March 25, 2019 Government and politics
Chief Osita Chidoka, a former minister of aviation and spokesman of Atiku Abubakar presidential campaign council

Atiku’s spokesman, 2 others suspended

Chief Osita Chidoka, a former minister of aviation and spokesman of Atiku Abubakar presidential campaign council, from the council of chiefs has been suspended by traditional ruler of Obosi town in Anambra state, Igwe Chidubem Iweka II. Iweka said Chidoka [...]

March 25, 2019 Government and politics
‘Nigeria needs patriotic leaders like Idiagbon

‘Nigeria needs patriotic leaders like Idiagbon

To live up to its status as the giant of Africa, Nigeria needs patriotic leaders like Tunde Idiagbon, speakers at the 20th Tunde Idiagbon Memorial Lecture said on Sunday. Speakers at the lecture, which held in Ilorin, the Kwara State [...]

March 25, 2019 Government and politics

Thanks to Nigerian airport authorities, it is becoming unsafe to book a taxi online from a Nigerian airport

In an airport in Nigeria, a government agency is helping traditional cab drivers Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 25, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Nigeria’s restructuring

Igbo leaders insist on Nigeria’s restructuring

Igbo leaders on Sunday reiterated their commitment and determination to accomplish their desire for Nigeria’s restructuring to guarantee equity and justice. They disclosed this when a delegation of the leaders met with the President General of the Igbo apex socio-cultural [...]

March 25, 2019 Government and politics
AAC

Anxiety as Saraki’s group plans to influence 9th Senate leadership

There is anxiety in the All Progressives Congress caucus in the Senate over alleged moves by the outgoing President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, to influence the emergence of new leaders of the 9th Senate. It was learnt that Saraki [...]

March 25, 2019 Government and politics
APC’s Ganduje, Lalong win, PDP’s Tambuwal, Ortom re-elected

March 9 Poll: APC’s Ganduje, Lalong win, PDP’s Tambuwal, Ortom re-elected

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday released the results of the supplementary governorship election it conducted in some states after it declared the March 9 poll in the affected states inconclusive. The states where the governorship run-off poll was [...]

March 25, 2019 Government and politics
white eyes

Four Ways To Get Clear White Eyes Naturally

Bright white eyes are a sign of good health and are very desirable as well, while tired, dull and bloodshot eyes can be as a result of fatigue, lack of sleep, long working hours, nutritional deficiency, excessive drinking, dehydration, smoking [...]

March 24, 2019 Health issues
election postponement

Use your second term to re-unite Nigerians, EU Tells Buhari

The European Union (EU) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to use his second term to re-unite the country, in line with the spirit of the 2019 Abuja Peace Accord. The EU, while congratulating President Buhari on his re-election, expressed willingness to work [...]

March 24, 2019 International
NiMET

NiMET raises fresh concern over extreme weather

Concerned about the extreme weather conditions being experienced across African countries, the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMET) has warned of the long term impacts of extreme weather conditions on lives and livelihood of citizens. The Director General, NiMET, Abuja Abubakar Mashi, [...]

March 24, 2019 Environmental issues
PDP

Sokoto re-run: INEC halts results collation, awaits one LGA’s result

Sokoto re-run: The Independent National Electoral Commission has adjourned the collation of governorship supplementary election results in Sokoto State till 9 a.m on Sunday (today). The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the state’s Chief Collation/ Returning Officer, Prof. Fatima Muktar, made [...]

March 24, 2019 Government and politics
osun

Osun is sick, can’t pay new minimum wage –Oluwo

The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, has said the Osun State Government might be unable to sustain its current wage bill let alone pay the new N30, 000 minimum wage unless it overhauls the civil service. The monarch spoke [...]

March 24, 2019 Government and politics
Lalong

My re-election, a referendum to move Plateau to the next level, says Lalong

Governor-elect for Plateau State, Simon Lalong says his victory during the Saturday re-run poll for another term of four years was a referendum by the people to move the state to the next level Lalong stated this on Sunday in [...]

March 24, 2019 Government and politics
Absence of Returning Officer delays announcement of Bauchi re-run election result

Absence of Returning Officer delays announcement of Bauchi re-run election result

Bauchi re-run election: Absence of the Returning Officer in charge of Bauchi State governorship election, Prof. Mohammed Kyari, is delaying the announcement of the outcome of the re-run elections in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that as [...]

March 24, 2019 Government and politics
lalong

INEC declares APC’s Lalong winner of Plateau governorship election

Governor Simon Lalong of the All Progressives Congress has won the Plateau State governorship election, following the supplementary poll held on Saturday. Lalong was declared the winner by the Returning Officer in the state, Prof Richard Kimbir, after scoring 595,582 [...]

March 24, 2019 Government and politics
Dele Momodu

Dele Momodu thanks fans, trolls as he hits 900k Twitter followers

Publisher of Ovation magazine, Chief Dele Momodu has hit 900,000 followers on micro-blogging site, Twitter. The media guru, who shared the feat via his Twitter handle @delemomodu, thanked his fans and trolls for their interaction as he looks forward for [...]

March 23, 2019 entertainment
Festus Keyamo

Festus Keyamo denies paying Charly Boy for Atiku diss song

The spokesman of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign team Festus Keyamo has denied paying a leader of #OurMumuDonDo Movement and singer Charly Boy for a song. Charly Boy said in an interview on Thursday that Keyamo paid him “nine figures” [...]

March 23, 2019 Government and politics
National Dokpesi arrested in Abuja on arrival from Dubai medical trip

National Dokpesi arrested in Abuja on arrival from Dubai medical trip

Founder of DAAR Communications, owners of African Independent Television (AIT), Chief Raymond Dokpesi, was arrested yesterday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja, on his return from medical treatment at the American Hospital in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). AIT, which [...]

March 23, 2019 Health issues
Buhari inaugurates panel for state legislature, judicial autonomy

Buhari inaugurates panel for state legislature, judicial autonomy

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday inaugurated a committee for the implementation of policies that guarantee autonomy for legislative and judicial arms in the state in accordance with the 4th alteration to the 1999 Constitution. This, he said, is to guarantee financial [...]

March 23, 2019 Government and politics
N5bn fraud

N5bn fraud: You have case to answer, court tells Ex-Gombe governor

N5bn fraud: Justice Babatunde Quadri of a Federal High Court, Jos, Plateau State has ruled that a former governor of Gombe State, Danjuma Goje, has a case to answer on counts eight and nine of the 21-count charge preferred against [...]

March 23, 2019 Government and politics
victims of flood

NEMA distributes relief materials to flood victims in Ondo

About 745 victims of flood, windstorm and ocean surge in Ondo State have received succour and relief materials from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). NEMA, in collaboration with the state government, gave out fishing nets, water pumping machines, building [...]

March 23, 2019 Environmental issues
Pastor Samuel Agbamuche

Nigeria’s problem is wickedness, not religion, says cleric

The General Overseer of Salvation Power Ministry, Pastor Samuel Agbamuche, has said that religion is not the reason behind violent civil disturbances in the northern part of the country. Agbamuche stated this while reacting to clashes between Christians and Muslims [...]

March 23, 2019 Government and politics
Mohammed Abubakar

Rerun: Bauchi finance commissioner resigns, joins PDP

The Bauchi State Commissioner for Finance, Garba Mohammed Akuyam, has resigned his appointment. Akuyam’s resignation, which was contained in a letter made available to newsmen at a press conference in Bauchi on Friday, came less than 24 hours to the [...]

March 23, 2019 Government and politics
President Buhari

Rerun-polls: Come out, vote leaders of your choice, Buhari tells Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday night, asked Nigerians to come out in large numbers to cast their ballots in today’s supplementary elections. Elections will be in 17 states today, including the rerun governorship polls. The President also denied that he [...]

March 23, 2019 Government and politics
adeleke

Jubilation in Osun as Tribunal declares Adeleke governor

There was jubilation across Osun State on Friday as the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja nullified the victory of Adegboyega Oyetola as the governor of the state. The three-man tribunal in a split judgment of two-to-one declared the Peoples [...]

March 23, 2019 Government and politics