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Daily Archives: July 19, 2019

State governments vs telcos and NCC’s futile intervention

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has made moves to look into the Right of Way (RoW) challenges facing companies within the telecommunications sector. NCC Executive Vice Chairman, Umar Danbatta revealed that some states have refused to honour the Memorandum of [...]

May 9, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

₦1 million up for grab at Busicon App Challenge, $50,000 funding from Visa’s Everywhere Initiative and more

Slush Global Impact Accelerator (GIA) is a program created in collaboration with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and other multiple partners globally. The purpose is to support impact-driven startups and showcase exciting business opportunities in emerging markets, which [...]

May 9, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

How Ekweremadu rated Ekiti PDP primaries

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has congratulated the Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the peaceful conduct of the primary election that produced the Deputy Governor of the State, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, as [...]

May 9, 2018 Government and politics

Police recruitment: Jigawa command speaks on screening of 4,705 applicants

The Jigawa State Police Command on Wednesday said it has begun the screening of 4,705 applicants for recruitment into the force. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, Abdu Jinjiri, in a chat with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) [...]

May 9, 2018 Military

Zinox to acquires new assembly plant to assemble OEM devices

Zinox Technologies Limited has acquired a 129,166.925 square feet warehouse in Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos to expand its assembly and production capacity. The technology company recently signed agreements with other multinational Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to assemble their products and the new facility will [...]

May 9, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

BREAKING: Tension as IGP snubs senate for third time

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, Wednesday, snubbed the Senate after failing to appear before the chambers as expected. This is the third time the IGP failed to appear before the Senate, after invitation was extended to him to [...]

May 9, 2018 Government and politics

7 Nigerian tech companies listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange

Sometime in the last quarter of 2017, a few members of the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) paid a courtesy visit to the head office in Lagos. Following the visit, the one question on the mind of many was whether [...]

May 9, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Bureaucracy remains a major hurdle for broadband penetration in Nigeria

Aside cost, increasing access to the Internet is a function of the spread of broadband infrastructure. However, some factors — most of which are not within the control of service providers — greatly affect the affordability of Internet access. The [...]

May 9, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Senate summons security chiefs over illegal arms

Senate summons security chiefs over illegal arms: The Senate, yesterday, summoned heads of the nation’s security agencies with a view to curbing illegal possession of firearms. The security chiefs were Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris; Director-General, Department of State Services, [...]

May 9, 2018 Military

Court orders interim forfeiture of N9.2b, $8.4m linked to Patience Jonathan

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court, Lagos has granted a temporary forfeiture of N9.2 billion and $8.4 million linked to a former first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan. The funds were said to be in the custody of Skye [...]

May 9, 2018 Government and politics

Ooni of Ife tasks youths on taking back Nigeria, commends Ibru family

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has charged Nigerian youths to take back Nigeria by preparing themselves for higher leadership roles, insisting that the country belonged to the youths and not the elders. The monarch stated [...]

May 9, 2018 Government and politics

Reps move to stop terrorism, kidnapping

The House of Representatives yesterday passed through second reading a Bill, which seeks to repeal Terrorism (Prevention) Act, 2011 and enact Terrorism (Prevention and Prohibition) Bill. Kayode Oladele in his debate said that measures to combat kidnapping and hijacking were [...]

May 9, 2018 Military

President Buhari seeks support from international community on climate change

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja reiterated the need for sustained financial, technical and capacity building support from the international community to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change in the country. Receiving a letter of credence from Mr. Robert [...]

May 9, 2018 Environmental issues

Lagos-Ibadan rail gauge December deadline not negotiable, says FG

The Federal Government has said that the December 2018 deadline for the completion of the Lagos-Ibadan railway gauge is not negotiable. Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who stated this yesterday after inspection and meeting with the contractors involved in [...]

May 9, 2018 Technology

AGF backs suit against National Assembly on election sequence

President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), yesterday told a Federal High Court in Enugu that they were not opposed to the suit challenging the attempt by the National Assembly to re-order the sequence of the [...]

May 9, 2018 Government and politics