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Daily Archives: March 26, 2019

This week on Techpoint: Touch-and-feel nation

It's been quite a dispiriting past week for eCommerce in Nigeria. First came the news that Zinox acquired Konga for a rumoured paltry sum. Then on Wednesday, OLX revealed plans to shut down physical operations in Nigeria. These have raised questions about the viability of [...]

February 10, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Herdsmen killings: Reps demand inclusion of Kaduna, Plateau in Osinbajo’s visit

The House of Representatives on Thursday demanded the inclusion of Kaduna and Plateau among States listed to be visited by a subcommittee setup by Federal Government over herdsmen killings. The call followed a motion under matters of urgent public importance [...]

February 10, 2018 Societal issues

Kogi donates 15,000 hectares of land for cattle colony

Kogi donates 15,000 hectares of land for cattle colony: Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello, yesterday, disclosed that the state government has donated 15,000 hectares of land to support the Federal Government’s proposed cattle colony policy. Bello, who was at the [...]

February 10, 2018 Agriculture

Supreme court strikes out Metuh’s no-case submission

The Supreme Court, yesterday, upheld the judgment of the Court of Appeal on the no-case submission filed by former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh. The Appeal Court, Abuja Division, had on May 5, [...]

February 10, 2018 Government and politics

Angry Nigerians yell at, stone DPR officials over fuel scarcity

Residents of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, angry at the Federal Government’s failure to address the perennial fuel scarcity in the country, yesterday, yelled and threw stones at officials of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), who were on [...]

February 10, 2018 Oil & Gas

Las Vegas gets ready for the African Arts Festival

Ahead of this year’s African Arts and Culture Festival, AFRIKFEST Las Vegas INC, organiser of the event, has announced that the show will hold between April 13 and 14, 2018, at the Craig Ranch Regional Park, Las Vegas Nevada, USA. [...]

February 10, 2018 Africa

Lekki, Ajah residents protest toll hikes

Some aggrieved residents of Lekki and Ajah in Lagos took to the streets Friday to protest the recent hike in toll charges at the Lekki-Epe Expressway and Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge toll gates. The protest, which was convened under the banner [...]

February 10, 2018 Economy

90% of households in Nigeria consume faeces-stained water

Nigeria consume faeces-stained water: In recent time, water-borne diseases are the leading cause of hospital admissions in Nigeria. A survey by the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has revealed that 90.8 percent of households in Nigeria consume water [...]

February 10, 2018 Health issues

Interpol says Nigeria’s anti-graft agency should be a model for African

The interpol boss, Jurgen Stock, said the organisation will continue to support the EFCC in its efforts to rid Nigeria of corruption. The Secretary-General of Interpol, Jurgen Stock, has rated the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) high in the [...]

February 10, 2018 Government and politics

I am not afraid of arraignment – Innoson boss says

This is coming after an Ikeja Special Offences Court issued a bench warrant for Chulwuma's arrest.   The Chairman of Innoson Group, Chief Dr innocent Chukwuma (OFR) has said that he is not afraid of arraignment before any court. This [...]

February 10, 2018 Business

Only looters are discrediting President – Gov. Yahaya Bello

Bello also said that many Nigerians have become successful and gainfully employed because of the efforts of the Buhari administration. Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello on Friday, February 9, 2018, defended the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, saying only looters are [...]

February 10, 2018 Government and politics

Area Boys smash phones and cameras as Lagosians protest new fares

Hoodlums, popularly referred to as ‘Area Boys' or ‘Agberos', smashed phones and cameras of protesters and media organisations in an attempt to disrupt the peaceful protest against the new hike in toll fare by the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) on [...]

February 10, 2018 Societal issues