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Only 40% of Nigerian adults are banked – World Bank

The financial inclusion target of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) seems farfetched as the World Bank has put the number of unbanked Nigerians adults at about 100 million. According to The Global Findex Database 2017, only 40% of Nigerian [...]

April 23, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Weekly Tech Events #15: Startup Grind, FCMB Q&A and others

This week is loaded with events you don’t want to miss. We have curated a list of tech events that will interest you. They are coming up on or between Monday, 23rd April 2018 to Monday, 30th April 2018. Breakfast [...]

April 23, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

3 lessons entrepreneurs should learn from Buhari’s statement about Nigerian youths

Last week, #LazyNigerianYouths trended on social media, as a result of President Buhari’s statement about Nigerian youth. But amidst the outrage, there are lessons embedded for entrepreneurs Read more on [...]

April 23, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Google launches Grasshopper, a mobile app that’ll teach you JavaScript using puzzles

Google has launched Grasshopper, an app that aims to help teach adults to code (javascript) with a series of mini puzzle games. Read more on [...]

April 23, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

CloudCover brings virtual SIM Technology to Abuja on April 24th

Nigeria’s ICT sector has proven to be one of the fast-paced industries in recent years with the influx of mobile operators, broadband companies, content providers and other technology-focused companies. However, access to quality Internet connection is still a huge challenge. [...]

April 23, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

9mobile sale: 3 reasons the Nigerian government may be blocking it

After its parent UAE-based company exited following a $ 1.72 billion debt default, Etisalat Nigeria was taken over by creditors in July 2017 and re-branded as ‘9mobile’. A 16-day sales extension from its initial acquisition deadline saw speculations rise as to the [...]

April 23, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Africa News Roundup: 9mobile woes

Here’s a quick roundup of last weekend’s top headlines on startups, entrepreneurship, innovation and tech from around Africa. The fate of 9mobile. The Federal High Court in Abuja has halted the sale of 9mobile on the ground that stakeholders of the [...]

April 23, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

BREAKING: Senator Dino Melaye arrested in Abuja

Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West has been arrested at the Nanamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja. According to a tweet the embattled senator posted on his Twitter account on Monday morning, he was arrested on his way to Morocco for [...]

April 23, 2018 Government and politics

Saraki’s aide reacts to corruption allegations

Bamikole Omishore, a media aide to Senate President Bukola Saraki has spoken for the first time since he was accused of alleged ghost worker scam. Hope For Nigeria had reported that Omishore allegedly enrolled his wife as a staff of [...]

April 23, 2018 Government and politics

Nigeria is bleeding – Gov. Dickson tells FG

Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson has lamented the incessant killings in the country. The governor cried out that innocent Nigerians were being slaughtered remorselessly and mercilessly on a daily basis without getting justice from the Government. Dickson said that anyone [...]

April 23, 2018 Government and politics

We’re all Senators but some animals are more equal than others – Senator Ndume blasts Marafa

Senator Ali Ndume has said that President Muhammadu Buhari would now know who is more loyal to him (Buhari) between him and Senator Kabiru Marafa. The Senator was reacting to the claim by Marafa that the pro-Buhari group in the [...]

April 23, 2018 Government and politics

Okonjo-Iweala reveals most stressful challenge under Goodluck Jonathan

A former Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has revealed the most stressful task she encountered while working under former President Goodluck Jonathan. She made the revelation in her book entitled ‘fighting corruption is dangerous.” She said the frosty relationship that existed [...]

April 23, 2018 Government and politics

Death toll rises as Kogi killings spread

The attack by armed person in Kogi has spread to two more communities leading to the death of at least six more people. In the early Sunday morning attack on Kpanche community in Bassa Local Government of Kogi State with the police [...]

April 23, 2018 Societal issues

Three masquerades arrested, 42 injured, 20 vehicles damaged as Adoration worshippers clash

Three masquerades and one person have been arrested by the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Anambra State police command, attached to Neni Police Division, Anaocha Local Government Area, following a violent clash, which erupted between some Christians and [...]

April 23, 2018 Government and politics

Lagos unveils Gani Fawehinmi’s statue

Lawyers and human rights activists yesterday eulogised the late Gani Fawehinmi for championing the cause of the masses even at the risk of losing his life. They spoke at the unveiling of a 44-feet statue in honour of Fawehinmi (SAN) [...]

April 23, 2018 Government and politics

Nigerian Army arrests pipeline vandals, cultists

In the bid to nab criminal activities around Lagos and Ogun states, soldiers of the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army have arrested 15 suspected pipeline vandals at Ilara and Imagbon areas of Ikorodu, 23 suspected cultists in the Ejinrin [...]

April 23, 2018 Military

IMF acknowledges CBN’s monetary policy success

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is relishing the success of its monetary policy, especially regarding the foreign exchange, as the efforts have been finally acknowledged by the international financial community. The International Monetary Fund (IMF), in its recently released [...]

April 23, 2018 Government and politics