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IMF boss, Christine Lagarde endorses cryptocurrency

In what seems unexpected, the Managing Director of IMF, Christine Lagarde in a recent blog post highlighting the importance of crypto-assets, claims they can transform how we save and invest. Lagarde affirms that cryptocurrency could help the financial markets function more [...]

April 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

9mobile stakeholders in court to stop acquisition process

A Federal High Court in the Abuja Division has halted the sales of 9mobile on the ground that stakeholders of the company are not part of the acquisition process. This is coming after the preferred bidder, Teleology Holdings, made a [...]

April 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Opportunities Weekly: $30,000 from Facebook, Africa entrepreneurship Award 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! Read more on [...]

April 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Guinness Nigeria Plc and Wecyclers enter agreement on waste management

After getting the support of Lagos State Government, Wecyclers have gone a step further to enter an agreement with Guinness Nigeria Plc on waste management. Read more on [...]

April 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

WhatsApp Payments nears global rollout with new Request Money feature

Last year, WhatsApp teased its Indian market with a ‘WhatsApp Payments’ feature powered by India’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI); a mobile payments processor. The person-to-person (P2P) payments feature lets users make payments right from the messaging platform. It was eventually [...]

April 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Nokia 1 arrives in Nigeria

With Android Oreo™ (go edition), the 4G Nokia 1 is now available through accredited dealers HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces that the Nokia 1 is now available to buy from accredited dealers for N27, 000 from [...]

April 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Mobile internet subscriptions in Nigeria hit a 100.9 million high

According to data on the website of the Nigeria Communication Commission(NCC), as at February 2018, mobile internet subscription in Nigeria now stands at 100.9 million (100,904,668). This number is a near astronomical 670,385 increase from 100.2 million (100,234,283) in January [...]

April 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Plateau United eliminated from CAF Confederation Cup

Reigning Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions, Plateau United, have been eliminated from the CAF Confederation Cup. Plateau were thrashed 4-0 in Algeria by USM Alger on Tuesday evening. Having won the first leg 2-1 in Nigeria, the NPFL side [...]

April 18, 2018 Government and politics

Arsenal favourites to land Martial from Manchester United

Arsenal have emerged as favourites to lure Anthony Martial from Manchester United, according to reports in his native France. Le 10 Sport claims the 22-year-old is keen to leave Old Trafford and wishes to stay in the Premier League to [...]

April 18, 2018 Sports

Fayemi deceiving himself, making empty boast – Deputy Gov, Olusola

The Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Prof Kolapo Olusola has described the comment attributed to the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi over forthcoming guber election in the State as an empty boast. Fayose had on Saturday [...]

April 18, 2018 Government and politics

Al-Makura reacts as IDPs stone him in Obi

Nasarawa Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura was, yesterday, pelted with stones in Agwatashi, Obi Local Government Area of the state, by angry Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). The IDPs were recently rendered homeless by herdsmen attacks, which led to the death of [...]

April 18, 2018 Government and politics

2019: Oba Akiolu gives Buhari condition

The Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu I, has said the only way the people of Lagos will support President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term ambition is to grant the state a special status. Akiolu made the remarks while speaking yesterday, during [...]

April 18, 2018 Government and politics

FarePay is helping Lagosians move around without hassles

FarePay is literally the smart way to get around. On a typical day in Lagos, there are tons of people queuing up at BRT terminals, trying to purchase tickets to get in the buses. If you’re in a hurry – [...]

April 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Thick smoke as another fire at Olusosun dumpsite envelopes Ojota

One month after the fire incident at the Olusosun dumpsite in Ojota, Lagos State, another fire broke out at the dumpsite yesterday affecting some vehicles and property in the area. The fresh inferno has left residents in deep panic. Thick, [...]

April 18, 2018 Government and politics

Nigeria’s economy projected to grow 2.1% in 2018

Nigeria’s economy is projected to accelerate to 2.1 per cent this year, up from the 0.8 per cent in 2017, riding on the back of exit from its worst recession in over two decades. The International Monetary Fund (IMF), said [...]

April 18, 2018 Economy

Senate queries $462 million extra-budgetary helicopters purchase

The Senate yesterday summoned the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele; the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun; and the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali to explain the alleged withdrawal of $462 million from the Federation Account [...]

April 18, 2018 General

Britain urges Nigeria, others to legalise same-sex marriage

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has called for same-sex marriage in Nigeria and all other countries within the Commonwealth. At the first joint forum at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Westminster yesterday, the prime minister said there should [...]

April 18, 2018 International