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Sunday 25th August 2019,
Hope for Nigeria

Why Buhari told ministers to go through Kyari for meetings with president

The presidency on Saturday explained that President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive that ministers willing to meet with the president pass through the chief of staff, Abba Kyari, was not a new one. President Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said that has been [...]

August 25, 2019 Government and politics

Tinubu, Fayemi, Akintoye deny knowledge of new Yoruba leader’s emergence

2023: I Have Work To Do For Now — FayemiBarely 48 hours after he allegedly emerged the new leader of the Yoruba race, emeritus Professor of History and Second Republic Senator, Seth Banji Akintoye has denied knowledge of such happening. [...]

August 25, 2019 What Te Papers Say

Labour, government at dead-end on consequential adjustment

Buhari To Take Final DecisionThe final decision on the consequential adjustment of the minimum wage has been passed to President Muhammadu Buhari. This follows the inability of labour and government teams to agree on the figures for the adjustment. The [...]

August 25, 2019 What Thee Papers Say
Case congestion in Lagos courts hinder access to justice

Case congestion in Lagos courts hinder access to justice

Case congestion in Lagos courts hinder access to justice Court! The voice of the male registrar pealed through the Sexual Violence Court to announce the arrival of Her Lordship, Sybil Nwaka, on June 25, 2019. Time was 11:16 a.m. The [...]

August 25, 2019 Government and politics
Senate President Lawan, Speaker risk losing seats

Dual citizenship: Senate President Lawan, Speaker risk losing seats

The Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan; the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, and several other lawmakers risk losing their seats following a recent ruling by an Ondo State Election Petitions Tribunal, Sunday Hope For Nigeria Online [...]

August 25, 2019 Government and politics
Jalingo

Agba Jalingo Arrested By Police Over Article Against Governor Ayade

Police have arrested Agba Jalingo, the publisher of CrossRiverWatch, the arrest of Jalingo was confirmed by his wife, Hope For Nigeria Online reports. Jalingo had initially been invited by the police for questioning for publishing an article exposing how Cross [...]

August 24, 2019 Government and politics
Flood Sweeps Away Three Kids During Kano Downpour

Flood Sweeps Away Three Kids During Kano Downpour

Kano Downpour: Three children were swept away by flood in the Saidawa area of the Danbatta Local Government Area of Kano State during Wednesday’s downpour. The Information Officer of Danbatta LGA, Nura Umar, who confirmed the incident, said two girls [...]

August 24, 2019 Environmental issues
Andrew Young

Andrew Young: Nigerians Are Always Complaining About Govt

Andrew Young, a former ambassador of the US to the UN, says Nigerians are always complaining about the government but that ”something is wrong with everybody”. Young said this on Thursday at dinner organised by the Emeka Offor foundation for [...]

August 24, 2019 Government and politics

Wadume: DHQ panel concludes report, soldiers risk dismissal

The seven-man Joint Investigative Panel set up by the Defence Headquarters, Abuja, to probe the killing of three policemen in Ibi, Taraba State, has concluded its report and would submit it to the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Abayomi Olonisakin, [...]

August 24, 2019 What Te Papers Say
G7 Summit

Protests to greet G7 Summit

The leaders of the G7 club of rich countries meet in southern France on Saturday, with the burning Amazon, diving stock markets and their own stark divisions giving little grounds for optimism. US President Donald Trump and fellow Western leaders [...]

August 24, 2019 What Thee Papers Say
Dino Melaye

Tribunal sacks Dino as Kogi West Senator

Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial district has been sacked by the Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal. Melaye (PDP) was declared winner in the February election by INEC, but Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC)challenged the victory at  [...]

August 24, 2019 Government and politics
Burkina-Faso-

Burkina Faso holds three-day mourning after deadly army base attack

Burkina Faso announced three days of national mourning from Friday to commemorate 24 soldiers killed this week in an attack on a northern military base, the deadliest such assault on the army as it battles jihadist insurgents. President Marc Christian [...]

August 24, 2019 Africa

Again, Buhari marshals plans to curb insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja said the entire structure of the Nigerian Police Force was being overhauled and re-positioned with modern gadgets to meet rising challenges across the nation. He also revealed that an intelligence loop among all security [...]

August 24, 2019 What The Papers Say
Lai Mohammed

Buhari approves online TV, radio regulation as Nigeria plans media ‘reforms’

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved wide-ranging reforms in the broadcasting industry, including the licensing of online radio and television stations. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this in Abuja on Friday when members of the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria [...]

August 24, 2019 Media representation

MultiChoice Africa will be slashing DStv subscription prices across East Africa

MultiChoice Africa has announced plans to slash DStv subscription fees across East Africa Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 23, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Dino Melaye Reacts As Tribunal Sacks

Dino Melaye Reacts As Tribunal Sacks Him As Senator

The Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal has quashed the victory of Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial district. Melaye (PDP) was declared a winner in the February election by INEC but Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC) approached [...]

August 23, 2019 Government and politics

Social Media Roundup: FBI arrests about 80 Nigerians for Internet fraud

This week on social media; about 80 Nigerians indicted in the US for internet scam, Opay was trending on Twitter and more stories Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 23, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Huge Number Of APC Aspirants Is Due To My Efforts - Gov Bello

Kogi Guber: Huge Number Of APC Aspirants Is Due To My Efforts – Gov Bello

Kogi governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, says he has created a thriving political environment in the state chapter of the APC – The governor said this was evident in the huge number of gubernatorial aspirants in the party – He, however, [...]

August 23, 2019 Government and politics
77 Nigerians charged by FBI for massive fraud in America

Full List of 77 Nigerians charged by FBI for massive fraud in America

77 Nigerians charged by FBI for massive fraud in America A 252-count federal grand jury indictment unsealed Thursday charged 77 Nigerian nationals with participating in a massive conspiracy to steal millions of dollars through a variety of fraud schemes and launder the [...]

August 23, 2019 Government and politics
Dino Melaye

Tribunal nullifies Dino Melaye’s election

An election tribunal sitting in Lokoja, Kogi State, has nullified the election of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi West. The tribunal ordered a fresh election to be conducted in the senatorial district. Mr. Melaye’s closest rival, Smart Adeyemi of the APC, [...]

August 23, 2019 Government and politics

Taxes on digital platforms could lead to international trade war — Google

Following the recent move by Kenyan Revenue Authority to tax tech companies in the country, Google warns that the Kenyan Government risk a trade war if they carry on with their proposed tax Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 23, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
$9bn Judgement Debt

$9bn Judgement Debt: Nigeria seeks to punish officials involved in P&ID negotiation

$9bn Judgement Debt: The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, on Thursday said the federal government would punish any government official whose action or inaction led to the award of $9 billion against Nigeria by a British court for contract violation. [...]

August 23, 2019 Government and politics

5 things we learnt at Jumia’s Q2 2019 results presentation

We learnt that Jumia Pay and Jumia Logistics are going solo among other things at the company’s Q2 2019 results presentation. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 23, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How 17 died in Kwara auto-crash

An auto-crash on Thursday at Bacita junction, on Ilorin-Jebba-Mokwa expressway in Kwara, has killed 17 people. Wreckage of the bus after the accident with an articulated DAF truck at Bacita junction, on Ilorin-Jebba-Mokwa highway on Thursday 22/08/2019 (NAN) The News [...]

August 23, 2019 What the papers say

MTN gives Dangote Cement a good run on the NSE

Just three months after listing, MTN Nigeria briefly overtook Dangote Cement for a day as the most valuable company by market capitalisation on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). The telecom giant closed Monday’s trading with market capitalisation peaking at ₦2.82 [...]

August 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

MAX may have launched MAX Keke, a tricycle-hailing service in Lagos

MAX.ng released a tweet on its official account hinting at what might be the launch of a tricycle hailing service called MAX keke, in Lagos State. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

CBN is offering software developers who are university graduates loans of up to ₦3 million

The Central Bank of Nigeria has collaborated with the Bankers’ Committee to develop a Creative Industry Financing Initiative (CIFI) that is offering university graduates loans Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

MEST Africa invests $1.1 million in its 2019 cohort

Yesterday, Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology, MEST celebrated 11 years of being in existence by investing $ 1.1 million in its 2019 cohort. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
More Powers For Kyari

Buhari: More Powers For Kyari, Barrier For Ministers

Mixed reactions have continued to trail President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to the newly sworn-in ministers that all submissions for his attention or meeting requests be channeled through the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari. Twice the President has reechoed the directive. [...]

August 22, 2019 Government and politics
The Amount Nigerian Senators Will Spend On Cars

The Amount Nigerian Senators Will Spend On Cars

The Amount Nigerian Senators Will Spend On Cars According to reports, the current Nigerian senators are going to spend N5.5billion to acquire cars for themselves. By estimation, each senator will get N50 million for their cars. Traditionally, Toyota Land Cruiser [...]

August 22, 2019 Government and politics