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Daily Archives: February 23, 2019

Herdsmen killings: Ekiti Speaker faults FG’s slow response

The Speaker of the Ekiti State State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Pastor) Kola Oluwawole, has called on the Federal Government to wake up from its slumber by being proactive towards curbing the excesses of Fulani herdsmen killing defenceless citizens [...]

January 18, 2018 Government and politics

Meet the mathematician teaching maths in Igbo and Nigerian pidgin

In June 2017, Nigeria's Minister for Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, reportedly said plans were being made to teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects in indigenous languages. There was an opinion as to why this was not [...]

January 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Suspected kidnapper dies in police custody

A suspected kidnap kingpin, Anthony Ogbalor a.k.a,Dracula has died in the Custody of the Delta State Police Command in Asaba. Details of the suspected kidnapper’s death is still sketchy at the time of this report. Hope For Nigeria, however, learnt [...]

January 18, 2018 Government and politics

Herdsmen killings: Benue people storm Abuja in protest, say enough is enough

Benue indigenes in large numbers, on Thursday, stormed Abuja, the nation’s capital in protest of the wanton killings of their people by Fulani herdsmen and the ‘lukewarm’ attitude of the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Muhammad [...]

January 18, 2018 Societal issues
Benue killings

Benue killings: We have evidence of militia groups with AK47 – Police

The Nigeria Police has confirmed the existence of armed militia groups in Benue State, countering Benue state Governor, Samuel Ortom’s claims. Recall that the Benue State Government had denied arming militia to defend themselves against the marauding Fulani herdsmen in the state. [...]

January 18, 2018 Societal issues

Startup Profile: Worka.nG — find a suitable employee or employer easily

Worka.nG launched its online platform on December 1, 2017, to basically bridge the gap between employers and employees in Nigeria. The post Startup Profile: Worka.nG — find a suitable employee or employer easily appeared first on [...]

January 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Agency arraigns ex-Nasarawa governor’s son over alleged N92m fraud

One Atta Esin, Executive Director, Biolocks Technologies Limited had petitioned the EFCC, alleging that Adamu and Ojiako used his company's name (Biolocks) to execute contract without his knowledge. He claimed that the contract resulted in the accumulation of withholding tax [...]

January 18, 2018 Government and politics

How ex-SGF allegedly got N575m from Dasuki

A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation Anyim Pius Anyim is still battling to exonerate himself from the alleged monumental corruption that has plagued the Sambo Dasuki-led Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) for years. The Economic [...]

January 18, 2018 Government and politics

Kachikwu, Baru, Peterside seek improvement in Nigeria’s oil export

Stakeholders in the oil and gas as well as the maritime industry, converged in Abuja, sought leeway to export Nigerian crude oil in order to attract maximum benefits. The meeting led by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, and the Nigerian [...]

January 18, 2018 Government and politics

Eagles to play six matches ahead of World Cup

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) yesterday made public its 2018 FIFA World Cup program for the Super Eagles, revealing venues and dates for six pre-World Cup friendly matches. The NFF also revealed its plan for kit launch, camping programmes and [...]

January 18, 2018 Sports

Beware of foreign portfolio investments-driven growth, Nigerian experts warn

Economic experts have warned Nigeria not to be carried away by the influx of foreign portfolio investment dominating the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), noting that a combination of highly mobile portfolio investments and unreliable crude earnings could unravel without warning, [...]

January 18, 2018 Business

Africa News Roundup: InterContinental exits Nigeria

Here are this week’s top headlines on startups, entrepreneurship, innovation and tech around Africa. InterContinental out. Barely four years after establishing a presence in Nigeria, UK-based InterContinental Hotels Group Plc (IHG) is exiting the country following “a disagreement with local [...]

January 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps