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Daily Archives: January 23, 2020

Diamond Platinumz reportedly in police custody for indecent social media post

Popular Tanzanian musician, Diamond Platinumz is reportedly in police custody for posting indecent content on social media. Read more on [...]

April 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Jobs Weekly: Digital Marketer, IT-Project Assistant 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. Digital Marketer at Kynox Technologies   Job type: Internship Location: Ibadan Application deadline: May 15, 2018 Responsibilities Help [...]

April 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

The fate of 9mobile still hangs on the balance

The acquisition process of 9mobile is taking a new turn as Teleology Holdings is expected to undergo exercises to test its technical and financial capabilities. According to the Nigeria Communications Week, the Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), [...]

April 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

How an indigenous tech company is trying to revamp the Nigeria Police Force

Most criticisms and persecutions of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) are hinged on a perceived all round crippling incompetency. Ironically, against its ‘the police is your friend” slogan, the average Nigerian most likely does not see the police in any [...]

April 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Join Ventures Platform Foundation’s Government Tweetchat today at 3:00 pm

In anticipation of the launch of the google commissioned research paper focused on Nigeria`s tech entrepreneurship ecosystem that will be holding on the 24th of April, Ventures Platform Foundation on the 13th of April held the second of three tweet chats [...]

April 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

See the SOS Button that Taxify rolled out in Nigeria

Taxify, Europe and Africa’s fastest growing ride-hailing platform has added a panic button to its ride-hailing app in Nigeria. Introduced with the goal of safeguarding it’s driver-partners against violent attacks and hijacks, the SOS button comes embedded in the Taxify [...]

April 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Rep scores Buhari low on security, economy

By Gabriel EnogholaseBENIN—THE member, representing Oredo Federal Constituency of Edo State in the National Assembly, Mr Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, has scored the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari low on security and economy, just as he called on the government to deploy [...]

April 17, 2018 What the papers say

Francisca Agho is defying gender roles with ‘My Lady Carpenter’

Francisca Agho quit her investment banking job to start a business in carpentry. She’s the founder of a My Lady Carpenter, a Kitchen designs outfit based in Port Harcourt. In this interview, she shares her story and some tips for [...]

April 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Buhari approves medical intervention in Ogoni

By Davies Iheamnachor PORT HARCOURT— President Muhammadu Buahri has approved further healthcare intervention in the communities of Ogoni, Rivers State, to alleviate the suffering of residents of the area following much exposure to oil pollution. [...]

April 17, 2018 What the papers say

Nigerian health workers declare indefinite strike

The Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, has announced an indefinite strike. The union said the latest industrial action would paralyse activities in all health institutions across the country. “All federal government health institutions in Nigeria including federal medical centres, specialists’ [...]

April 17, 2018 Health issues

Armed robbers throw business woman into river in Delta

A gang of armed robbers at the weekend attacked a business woman around Ekrejeta in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State. They allegedly stabbed her on the neck, collected N20, 000 at gunpoint, after which she was thrown into [...]

April 17, 2018 Government and politics

Why Senator Omo-Agege’s suspension should be lifted – UPU

The President-General of the Urhobo Progress Union Worldwide (UPU), Olorogun Moses Taiga has urged the Nigerian Senate to immediately lift the suspension placed on the senator representing Delta Central senatorial district, Ovie Omo-Agege. According to him, “Senator Omo-Agege is the [...]

April 17, 2018 Government and politics

Sultan advises Nigerian politicians on campaign funds

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday urged Nigerian politicians to channel billions of naira spent on political campaign to educate the populace. Abubakar, who spoke in Lagos at the Centenary celebrations of Sheikh Adam Abdullah El-Ilory, also [...]

April 17, 2018 Government and politics

Babangida speaks on NotTooYoungToRun, Nigeria’s multi-party system, herdsmen killings

Former Military President of Nigeria, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (Rtd) has said the need for young Nigerians to lead the country cannot be over-emphasised. The elder statesman, however, noted that any person interested in the seat of power must possess [...]

April 17, 2018 Government and politics

Tourism contributed N800 billion to Lagos GDP in 2017, says Ambode

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has said that the tourism sector contributed about N800 billion ($2.2 billion) to the Lagos Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2017. He said with the infrastructure and resources being deployed in the sector, the figure [...]

April 17, 2018 Economy

FG begins medical outreach towards implementing UNEP report on Ogoniland

The Federal Government has commenced the second phase of its free medical outreach in Ogoniland.This is part of the activities to implement the United Nations Environment Protection Report (UNEP) in the area. The Project Coordinator of Hydrocarbon Pollutions Remediation Project [...]

April 17, 2018 Military

Police arrest fake medical doctor who dropped out of primary school

Police arrest fake medical doctor : The Lagos State police command has warned Lagosians to be careful of where they go for medical attention. The advice came following the arrest of a fake medical doctor, Abdulrahman Mohammed, who has allegedly [...]

April 17, 2018 Health issues

‘Argentina also has goalkeeping worries’

While Nigerians are fretting over the state of the Super Eagles’ goalkeeping department, their rivals in Group D of the Russia 2018 World Cup, Argentines are also going through nightmares over who would stand between their opponents and goal scoring [...]

April 17, 2018 Sports

Heritage pledges support for creative sector, economy

Heritage Bank Plc has restated its commitment to the development and growth of the Nigeria’s creative industry, describing the sector as one of the easiest areas to solve the unemployment issue in the country. The lender has also restated its [...]

April 17, 2018 Economy