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Daily Archives: February 22, 2019

Workclick is an on-demand onsite startup servicing clients in San Francisco, Lagos, and Nairobi

Founded in 2017, Workclick is a service networking company that provides professional and domestic onsite services to its customers on demand; by connecting its trained expert worker-partners to customers via its app-based platform. Co-founders, Samuel Ajiboyede (CEO) and Kemi Ayinde [...]

February 8, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Investing in African startups: The good, the bad, and the hopeful

It’s no news. The African tech scene is sizzling and African startups are proving their worths year-on-year. But could there be more happening in the continent's tech scene than meets the eye? The post Investing in African startups: The good, [...]

February 8, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Bet9ja wants Lagosians to own the street for 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon

The 2018 edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon will witness several innovations, one of which is the upgrade of prize monies from N1 Million to N3 Million, for the top Nigerian finishers (Male and Female) in the 42km [...]

February 8, 2018 Government and politics

Immigration breaks silence on promotion controversy

Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has reacted to the controversy trailing its recent promotion exercise. Public Relations Officer, Deputy Comptroller of Immigration, Abraham Sunday James, in a chat with newsmen yesterday said accusations against the service were incorrect. “About the last [...]

February 8, 2018 Government and politics

Yusuf’s reinstatement, a shame to Buhari’s anti-corruption war – ASCSN

The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria has said the reinstatement of the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Usman Yusuf by President Muhammadu Buhari, is another dent on the anti-corruption war. In a statement issued [...]

February 8, 2018 Government and politics

Startup Profile: Opinow — build an interactive website easily online

Every business, irrespective of the size needs an attractive, informative and interactive website, in today’s highly competitive digital market. Especially since grabbing and retaining the attention of users is quite a challenge. Users can’t be blamed for this. A lot [...]

February 8, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Why Akeredolu is angry with me – Kekemeke

The Ousted chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Hon. Isaac Kekemeke, has said Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu is still angry with him over his role prior to the September 3, 2016 governorship primary elections of the party. [...]

February 8, 2018 Government and politics

Robbers shoot man in Ibadan, cart away N1.7m

Robbers shoot man in Ibadan: Two men suspected to be armed robbers on Wednesday attacked a customer of a new generation bank at Ajibade area, along Mokola-Sango Road in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital. The robbers took away the sum [...]

February 8, 2018 Societal issues

I’m ready to die – Boko Haram leader, Shekau gives up

Abubakar Shekau, elusive leader of Boko Haram insurgents has said he is tired of the “calamity” that has befallen his sect. In a video he released in Hausa on Wednesday, the Boko Haram leader said it’s better to die and [...]

February 8, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Nigerians react as Senator Ohuabunwa’s frying pans empowerment of constituents

Senator Mao Ohuabunwa, the lawmaker representing Abia north district at the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly has been made a subject of mockery by social media users for empowering his constituents with frying pans. Pictures of Ohuabunwa, 60, who [...]

February 8, 2018 Government and politics

An experiential review of the UBA Leo Chat Banker

One of the Nigerian dreams is to be able to perform basic banking transactions with ease and on time. And some dare to want to do this away from banking halls. In January, the United Bank for Africa(UBA) launched UBA [...]

February 8, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

I have no psychiatric case, pay Imo judges – Ohakim tells Okorocha

A former Governor of Imo State, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, says he is not surprised that Governor Rochas Okorocha prescribed psychiatric examination for a man who demanded the clearing of 16 months salaries and allowances owed serving high court judges in [...]

February 8, 2018 Government and politics

Nigerian govt to slam higher tariff on cigarette, alcohol

Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, is proposing increased tariff for cigarette and alcohol. Her proposal is in line with the implementation of the ECOWAS Common External Tariff (CET), one of the instruments of harmonising member states to strengthen its [...]

February 8, 2018 Economy

Primate Okoh reveals what cattle colony will harm Nigeria

The Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion ), Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, has revealed what cattle colony if created, would harm Nigeria. He said the proposed creation of cattle colony in the country will not achieve its goal [...]

February 8, 2018 Religion

NCAA begins investigation into Dana plane door accident

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, says it has commenced investigation into the incident of a Dana airline planes’s door on Wednesday. The spokesperson of the NCAA, Sam Adurogboye, confirmed the incident and said a four- member team from the [...]

February 8, 2018 Transportation

I have no political candidate, says Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday declared that he was not planning to impose any candidate on Nigeria in 2019, saying, he remained an elder statesman with passion for greater Nigeria. Obasanjo spoke during a courtesy visit by a youth group [...]

February 8, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari’s wife seeks improved healthcare for women, children

The First lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has enjoined wives of southwest governors to address issues of maternal and child mortality in their states. This, she said, was necessary to reduce the high rate of deaths among women and children.She made [...]

February 8, 2018 Government and politics

Kwara communities lament influx of displaced persons

The Kwara State South Advancement Agenda (KSAA) has lamented the influx of internally displaced persons in the state.The Chairman of the body, Mr. Opeyemi Olabanji spoke yesterday at a press briefing in Ilorin, the state capital. He said about three [...]

February 8, 2018 Government and politics

DPR urges NNPC to increase fuel supply to northern states

DPR urges NNPC to increase fuel supply to northern states: Officials of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Kaduna Zone have appealed to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to increase fuel supply to seven states under the zone. [...]

February 8, 2018 Oil & Gas

DNA study reveals the first British people had black skin

It has long been believed that white people and black people have always had their different colours of skin and the distinction had existed since the beginning of time. However, a study of Britain’s oldest skeleton known as Cheddar Man [...]

February 8, 2018 International

3 appointees president hasn’t sacked in spite of corruption allegations

Buhari has drawn some members of his inner circle closer in spite of mounting theft allegations. Here are 3 of those 3 appointees president hasn't sacked in spite of corruption allegations. Muhammadu Buhari emerged president in 2015 on the back of [...]

February 8, 2018 Government and politics