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Monthly Archives: July 2019

Buhari’s Visit: Air Passengers suffer as routes to Lagos airport blocked

Major routes leading to Muritala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos, were blocked on Thursday morning for President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit. The action caused pain to travellers, with some walking about two kilometres to get to the airport so as not to [...]

March 29, 2018 Government and politics

King Centre distances self from award given to Buhari

The King Centre has distanced itself from an award given to Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari allegedly on its behalf on Wednesday. The Centre, founded by Corretta Scott King and the only recognised official memorial of Martin Luther king Jr., said [...]

March 29, 2018 Government and politics

Financial Inclusion: Who gets us to the promised land — Banks, Telcos or Independent MMOs?

First of all, a bit of background. Financial inclusion — the access to and use of financial services — in Nigeria hovered around  41.1% as at 2016 (based on aggregate data from EfinA, Intermedia and the World Bank). The percentage [...]

March 29, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Ugwuanyi swears in three new judges in Enugu

Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, yesterday swore-in three new judges in response to the recommendations and approval of the National Judicial Council (NJC) and dearth of judges in the state’s judiciary. The new judges are: Linda Chiama Okibe, Veronica Chinyere [...]

March 29, 2018 Government and politics

Barde urges Gombe people to register, collect their PVC

Governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gombe State, Muhammad Barde has called on voters in the state to go out enmass and register for and collect their Permanent Voters Card (PVC). In a statement released by his [...]

March 29, 2018 Government and politics

Fayose okays N253.6m bursary, scholarship for students

Governor Ayodele Fayose has approved N253.6 million for 2017/2018 bursary and scholarship awards to qualified students in Ekiti State. Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Jide Egunjobi, who made this known in a statement issued in Ado Ekiti yesterday, [...]

March 29, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari visits Lagos, kicks off $1.5b deep seaport today

President Muhammadu Buhari is set to lay a foundation stone for the $1.5 billion Lekki Deep Seaport, the first in the country. The seaport situated at the heart of the Lagos Free Trade Zone, will be one of the most [...]

March 29, 2018 Government and politics

Konga CEO resigns

Konga’s CEO, Shola Adekoya has announced his exit from the ecommerce company. The announcement was made via a tweet from his personal handle on Twitter. The tweet read; Over to you Nick. Wishing you and @shopkonga all the best as [...]

March 28, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Opportunities Weekly: $27,250 from Injini, Falling Walls Lab, Fire Africa Innovation grant and more

Every Wednesday by 5 PM (WAT), we publish a list of opportunities across the globe for entrepreneurs, individuals, and startups. Don’t miss out! The post Opportunities Weekly: $ 27,250 from Injini, Falling Walls Lab, Fire Africa Innovation grant and more [...]

March 28, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Facebook partners She Leads Africa to launch business training for women

Facebook has partnered She Leads Africa, an online community helping young African women achieve their professional dreams, to launch an initiative that helps women build, grow and start their own businesses. Globally, the #SheMeansBusiness initiative was launched by Facebook on International Women’s [...]

March 28, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Africa Tech Summit London to connect African tech with global investors and business opportunities

African tech leaders are set to return to London for the third Africa Tech Summit London to connect with global investors and business opportunities at St Pauls, Grange Hotel, London on May 16th. The Summit delivers a cross-sectional view of [...]

March 28, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Femi Fani Kayode

5 useful Idiots And The Spirit Of The Accursed Slave 3

Tony has been one of the most courageous, consistent and celebrated voices in the struggle for emancipation from military rule, freedom from northern hegemony and the establishment of democracy in Nigeria for the last 30 years and his words are [...]

March 28, 2018 Human rights

The pros and cons of an ICT Development Bank in Nigeria

Earlier in the month, the Minister of Communications, Barr Adebayo Shittu revealed that plans are underway to set up a niche financial institution, the Information Communications Technology (ICT) Development Bank. The industry-focused banking institute, as the name suggests, will provide [...]

March 28, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Leah-Sharibu

Dapchi: I want my daughter home for Easter— Leah Sharibu’s Dad

Nathaniel Sharibu, a Police Officer and father of Miss Leah Sharibu, the 15-year old Dapchi schoolgirl still being held captive by Boko Haram for her refusal to convert to Islam, yesterday pleaded with the Federal Government and all Nigerians to [...]

March 28, 2018 Incidents
Fulani-herdsmen

Again, Imo monarchs shiver over herdsmen attacks

Scores of traditional rulers in Imo State, are currently shivering over the threats by Fulani herdsmen in the state. ADVERTISING Imo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chris Ezike.   It is now the turn of traditional rulers in Owerri North [...]

March 28, 2018 Law

Why we must all be media companies

Before October 14, 2012, no one ever managed to jump 127,852 feet above the ground. When daredevil Felix Baumgartner approached Red bull to sponsor his daredevil mission, Red Bull threw in all their support. Red Bull has sponsored several extreme [...]

March 28, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Ndigbo

Ndigbo express support for Danjuma’s call to arms ON MARCH 28, 2018 4:12

Igbo leaders have applauded the statement by the former Minister of Defence, Lt. General Theophilus Danjuma, that Nigerians should take up arms against the marauding Fulani herdsmen who have been killing the citizens across the country, insisting that the Armed [...]

March 28, 2018 Societal issues

Atiku flags off 2019 campaign, Wike, Daniel, Nwodo in attendance [PHOTO]

Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, Tuesday flagged off his 2019 campaign consultation in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. The Waziri Adamawa intends to run on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) The event, which took place at the [...]

March 27, 2018 Government and politics

FG reintroduces History into school curriculum

The Federal Government has ordered the reintroduction of History as an independent subject into the basic and junior secondary schools in the country. The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who gave the directive, at the launch of History curriculum [...]

March 27, 2018 Education

DSS arrests Kogi kidnap kingpin, Basalube, others

DSS arrests Kogi kidnap kingpin: The Department of State Services, DSS, Tuesday arrested Lawal Mohammed (aka Buba) a major financier and armourer of the dreaded Basalube kidnap gang in Kogi state. The notorious gangster was arrested by a joint team [...]

March 27, 2018 Societal issues

Jobs Weekly: Mean Stack Developer, PHP and more

Below is a compiled list of some available tech job vacancies for you this week. Follow the instructions specified for each role to apply. Senior Mean Stack Developer at Gokada Inc. Job type: Full-time Location: Lagos Application deadline: April 06, 2018. [...]

March 27, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigerian Government tells PDP next thing to do after apology

The All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government has asked the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to follow up its yesterday’s apology to Nigerians by returning all the funds looted from the public treasury under its watch during its 16 years in [...]

March 27, 2018 Government and politics

Okorocha reveals what is keeping Nigeria in bondage

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, Tuesday, revealed that the type of Bureaucracy in Nigeria, has made it to remain in bondage. Okorocha’s statement was captured by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Sam Onwuemeodo, when the Nigeria Army College of [...]

March 27, 2018 Government and politics

What Buhari told APC NEC (FULL TEXT)

What Buhari told APC NEC (FULL TEXT): President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday addressed the National Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He called on party members to close ranks, noting that disunity would not help them. The president [...]

March 27, 2018 Government and politics

2 years after, secrecy and resentment still shroud Aso Villa Demo Day

April 4th 2018 will mark one year after the award signing ceremony and another 2 years of kicking off Aso Villa Demo Day (AVDD). But there still a strong wave of discontent among grantees The post 2 years after, secrecy [...]

March 27, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Tenure Elongation: APC NEC meeting ends, party yet to decide on Buhari’s call for reversal

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is yet to take a final decision on President Muhammadu Buhari’s call for a reversal of its earlier stance on tenure of party officials. Mr Buhari on Tuesday [...]

March 27, 2018 Government and politics

Blackmails can’t make NASS abandon zonal intervention projects – Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has stated that no amount of blackmail from any quarters will force the National Assembly to abandon zonal intervention projects because it is the tool through which lawmaker ensure equity [...]

March 27, 2018 Government and politics

Two arrested as NSCDC uncovered ritualist den in Kwara

NSCDC uncovered ritualist den in Kwara: The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has uncovered a suspected ritual killers’ den at the Aleyo settlement on Ojoko Road, in Asa Local Government Area of Kwara State. The state Commandant of [...]

March 27, 2018 Societal issues

Your apology not enough, return looted fund, FG tells PDP

The Federal Government says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should complete its apology to Nigerians by returning all the funds looted from the public treasury during its 16 years in power. In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, the [...]

March 27, 2018 Government and politics

The shame of Lagos State BRT

Years ago when BRT berthed, Lagosians especially those on the Lagos- Ikorodu road axis down to Western Avenue were exceedingly glad with the hope that a huge relief has come in the transportation sector but it seems the Lagos State [...]

March 27, 2018 Transportation