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Daily Archives: February 22, 2019

Social media roundup: Super Eagles set to slay at World Cup 2018

This week on social media, the Super Eagles unveil 2018 World Cup Kits, Snapchat's unpopular new features and more stories. The post Social media roundup: Super Eagles set to slay at World Cup 2018 appeared first on [...]

February 9, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Startup Profile: FindaMedNG — find healthcare service providers easily within your location

FindaMedNG is an online directory for health service providers. The platform seeks to connect users with healthcare service providers within their location. As a user on the platform, you are allowed to give reviews about any service providers you’ve used. [...]

February 9, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

ALAT introduces Virtual Dollar Card, makes changing Naira to USD free of headaches

Nigeria’s first fully digital bank, ALAT by Wema has recently introduced the Virtual Dollar Card to its latest version, ALAT 2.4. According to the official announcement on the company’s blog, the Virtual Dollar Card comes only in digital form with [...]

February 9, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

North-east: FG, states spend $6.4bn in 2 years

Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, on Thursday that the federal government and the six North-east states spent $6.4 billion on interventions in North-east between 2016 and 2017. The minister made this known at the launching [...]

February 9, 2018 Government and politics

Naira crashes against dollar

The Nigerian currency, Thursday depreciated to N360.4 per dollar in the Investors and Exporters (I&E) window of the foreign exchange market. Data from the Financial Market Dealers Quote (FMDQ) showed that the indicative exchange rate for the window rose to [...]

February 9, 2018 Economy

Troops nab arms supplier in Nasarawa

Troops nab arms supplier in Nasarawa: Troops of the Guards Brigade deployed to Mararaba, Nasarawa state for internal security operations arrested a man with arms and ammunition on Thursday during a stop and search operation at a checkpoint. Director of [...]

February 9, 2018 Military
Femi on Obasanjo

Fani-Kayode blasts Southern, Middle Belt leaders for making Fulani rule Nigeria

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has hit at the Southern and the Middle Belt leaders, for always looking up to the North for leadership. In a series of tweets on Friday morning, Fani-Kayode suggested that this is the “source [...]

February 9, 2018 Government and politics

APC youths want Police PRO sacked for attacking Ortom, threaten to retaliate killings

The North-central zonal youths forum of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has asked Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Moshood Jimoh, to apologize for calling Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, “a drowning man.” The youths also said he should be [...]

February 9, 2018 Military

2019: Kwankwaso flags off presidential campaign in Anambra

A former Governor of Kano State and Senator representing Kano Central Senatorial District, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has flagged off his bid to win the 2019 presidency. He was in Anambra State On Thursday, where he met with the leadership of [...]

February 9, 2018 Government and politics

Task force van kills three in Lagos market

Task force van kills three in Lagos market: For more than an hour, there were tense scenes in Mushin area of Lagos State after motorcycle riders clashed with the Lagos State Environmental Task Force, which left three people dead. The [...]

February 9, 2018 Government and politics

Ukoro, Balogun, four others win gold medals as four Nigerians qualify for Youth Olympics

Nigerians qualify for Youth Olympics: Opening day performance thrills Dalung Nigeria proved its readiness to maintain its position as the continent’s leader at the on-going African Wrestling Championship when two of its athletes picked gold medals at the on-going African [...]

February 9, 2018 Sports

Global LinkUP: Twitter is finally profitable

This week,Twitter finally reports profit, crytpocurrency prices are back up and Elon Musk is our star of the week. Read on. Twitter, finally. After 12 years of existence, Twitter finally posted its first ever profit. Even though it lost users [...]

February 9, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Government may adopt digital tech to reach small-scale farmers

To address numerous challenges bedeviling small scale farming in the country, the Federal Government may adopt phygital technology to reach farmers across the country. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Bukar Hassan, while speaking during the presentation [...]

February 9, 2018 Government and politics

Catholic bishops rate Buhari low, president disagrees

Catholic bishops rate Buhari low: Catholic bishops yesterday visited President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Rock where they lamented what they described as a glaring failure of his administration to tackle poverty, hunger, insecurity, violence, fear and unemployment. The clerics, under [...]

February 9, 2018 Religion

Governors absent as Osinbajo endorses state police

None of the 36 governors was in attendance at a security summit yesterday as Vice President Yemi Osinbajo explained why Nigeria is ripe for state police. The inability of governors, as state chief security officers, to commandeer police forces has [...]

February 9, 2018 Government and politics

Fulani herdsmen are being treated as sacred cows – Gov. Fayose says

Fayose said this when he paid a visit to the Governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom on Thursday, February 8, 2018. Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state has said that the Federal Government is treating Fulani herdsmen as sacred cows. [...]

February 9, 2018 Government and politics

President says Nigerians are being unfair to him

President Muhammadu Buhari has refuted the claims that he is not taking decisive actions in combating the Fulani herdsmen crisis in Benue and other States. The President said he is doing his best to ensure the killer-herdsmen are brought to book, adding that it [...]

February 9, 2018 Government and politics