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Daily Archives: March 22, 2019

Weekly Tech Events #7: Google Business Group Lagos Meetup, Nerds Unite and more

This week is loaded with events you don’t want to miss. We have curated a list of those that might interest you. Google Business Group Lagos Meetup Organised by Google Business Group Lagos, this is a GBG Event specially designed [...]

February 19, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

FG reveals why it’s freeing 475 Boko Haram suspects

Following the mass trial of hundreds of suspected Boko Haram extremists before a court at the Kainji military base in central Niger state, the Ministry of Justice on Sunday announced the release of 475 suspected members of Boko Haram on [...]

February 19, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Startup Profile:  Afro-Freelancers Hub — Hire skilled service providers conveniently

Afro-Freelancers Hub is an online community where local talents are matched with small businesses or individuals trying to get their jobs done faster. Launched on October 1, 2016, by Uti Fejiro, the platform allows clients to give a review of [...]

February 19, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

APC leadership speaks on suspension of Gov El-Rufai

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the National Working Committee will state its position on the suspension of Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai in due course. APC national publicity secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, said this in a chat [...]

February 19, 2018 Government and politics

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Snake girl’ accused of swallowing N36m in JAMB office breaks silence

‘Snake girl’ accused of swallowing N36m: For the first time after she was accused of turning to a snake through which she swallowed N36m from the vault in the account office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, in [...]

February 19, 2018 Government and politics

NITDA demands to approve all public IT projects before they can be executed

The agency plans to ensure that all IT contractors for MDAs get clearance before executing public IT projects. The post NITDA demands to approve all public IT projects before they can be executed appeared first on [...]

February 19, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Ebonyi denies alleged land donation for cattle colony

The Commissioner for Environment, Chief Donatus Njoku, yesterday refuted a trending report on the social media that Governor David Umahi had donated portions of land for the Federal Government’s proposed cattle colony in Ebonyi State. Briefing newsmen in Abakaliki, Njoku [...]

February 19, 2018 Government and politics

Ogoni traditional rulers, MOSOP disagree over endorsement of firm for oil operations

Traditional rulers in Ogoni land have endorsed an indigenous oil firm- RoboMicheal Limited-to commence operations in the Ogoni Oilfield. Their decision to endorse the oil firm was contrary to their earlier stand not to allow the company and other oil [...]

February 19, 2018 Economy

Ijaw, Urhobo youths seek end to Aladja, Ogbe-Ijoh clashes

The Youth wings of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) and Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) have canvassed a lasting solution to the lingering boundary disputes between the Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh communities in Delta State. They said Aladja, an Urhobo community in Udu [...]

February 19, 2018 Science and technology

Nigeria may get refund from foreign firms over $16 billion Egina probe

Senate ad hoc committee investigating the $16 billion Egina Deep Sea Project has disclosed that the participating foreign firms in the contract would refund billions of dollars to the Federal Government or Total Upstream Nigeria Limited. The project covered cost [...]

February 19, 2018 Government and politics

Nigeria frees 475 Boko Haram suspects for lack of evidence

Nigeria has freed another 475 Boko Haram suspects following a series of mass trials in which most cases were dropped for lack of evidence, the justice ministry said Sunday. Over the course of the week, hundreds of suspected Boko Haram [...]

February 19, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Delta quarantines 24 persons for Lassa fever, case search ongoing

Twenty-four persons have been placed under surveillance while active case search and contact tracing is ongoing to curtail the spread of Lassa fever in Delta State. The new Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mordi Ononye, who disclosed this at the weekend [...]

February 19, 2018 Government and politics

Buratai charges troops to get Shekau dead or alive

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has again charged troops to capture Abubakar Shekau, the factional leader of the Boko Haram terrorists group, alive or dead. Buratai gave the charge at Camp Zairo, the former Command and Control [...]

February 19, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Relief for importers as government relaxes rule on palletisation policy

The Federal Government has relaxed its new cargo import policy on palletisation, urging all importers to comply with international standards and stacking prescription by the original manufacturers of products. In a statement obtained by The Guardian yesterday, the Federal Ministry [...]

February 19, 2018 Economy

Bukola Saraki invites comedienne Emmanuella to Senate house

Bukola Saraki has issued an invitation to Emmanuella in hopes of developing young talents in the creative industry. The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has invited comedian Emanuella to visit the Senate. He tweeted this in reaction to the news that the [...]

February 19, 2018 Government and politics

Katsina elders to reply ex-President’s letter soon – Masari

Obasanjo had earlier written an open letter to President Buhari advising him not to run for re-election in 2019. The Katsina State Elders Forum will soon reply former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter asking President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election [...]

February 19, 2018 Government and politics