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Monthly Archives: June 2018

$322m Abacha loot: FG to share money to poor Nigerian homes from July

The Federal Government says it will commence disbursement of the recovered 322 million dollars Abacha loot through Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT) to 302,000 poor households in 19 states in July. Mr Tukur Rumar, of the National Cash Transfer Office (NTCO), [...]

June 30, 2018 Government and politics

Bomb blast: Minister’s breast ripped off

Zimbabwe’s Minister of Environment, Climate and Water, Ms Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, has lost one of her breasts after the explosion that rocked the campaign rally of President Emmerson Mnangagwa last Saturday. Muchinguri-Kashiri, who is also the National Chairperson of the ruling [...]

June 30, 2018 Incidents

Otedola Bridge: Shehu Sani reacts, calls for change of leadership

The Senator representing Kaduna Central District in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani, has reacted to the tanker explosion that killed over 8 persons in Lagos. Hope For Nigeria broke the news of the explosion at the Otedola Bridge along Lagos-Ibandan [...]

June 30, 2018 Government and politics

Ajimobi reveals when shut Bodija market will be re-opened

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Friday revealed when the shut Bodija market will be re-opened. The market, Hope For Nigeria recalls was shut Thursday afternoon after a clash reported to have claimed lives of about six people occurred between butchers [...]

June 30, 2018 Business

How I saved over 262 Christians from herdsmen – Imam

A kind-hearted and brave Muslim cleric has told the BBC how he saved about 262 Christians from being killed in the last attack in villages in Plateau State by suspected Fulani herdsmen. The Imam, who was not named during the [...]

June 30, 2018 Incidents

We will not allow another Rwanda genocide – UK House of Lords vows

The United Kingdom, UK, House of Lords yesterday debated the continuing killing of innocent persons in communities by armed groups in Nigeria. The debate concerning the killings and destruction of property was raised by Lord Alton of Liverpool who demanded [...]

June 30, 2018 International

Osinbajo visits Lagos, says FG saddened by explosion

Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday evening visited the Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja to convey the condolences of the Federal Government to the state government on the tragic tanker explosion that happened on Thursday at the Otedola Bridge, which [...]

June 30, 2018 Incidents

Edo NUJ, aspirant task Oshiomhole on good governance, killings

The leadership of Edo State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) yesterday called on the new National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole to prevail on the federal government to stem the incessant killings across [...]

June 30, 2018 Government and politics

NLC should demand for overhaul of security apparatus in Nigeria

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has been enjoined to coalesce with other prominent leaders to seek the re-organisation of the nation’s security infrastructure for the safety of all Nigerians. Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, made this call at the Government [...]

June 30, 2018 Government and politics

North East: FAO targets 1 Million househ­olds in seed, fertiliser distribution

An estimated 150,000 initial households ­in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states are to­ benefit from the Food and Agriculture O­rganisation’s (FAO) seed and fertiliser ­distribution which targets one million p­eople including Internally Displaced Per­sons (IDPs), returnees, and host communi­ties in [...]

June 30, 2018 General

Lagos tanker explosion: My sister who escaped not talking, her twin son still missing

Days after the tanker explosion on Otedola Bridge, Ojodu Berger, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway that claimed nine lives and over 50 vehicles, victims and their relatives have begun to count their losses. A relative of one of the women, who [...]

June 30, 2018 Incidents

Social Media Roundup: The black week in June

This week on social media, the unfortunate Plateau killings, popular Nigerian musician D’naj loses his 13-month old son and more stories. Read more on [...]

June 29, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

London Mayor reassures Nigerian fintech stakeholders of UK’s commitment towards financial inclusion

Discussant at a Financial Technology (fintech) roundtable hosted by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Trade, Cchub and EFinA all pointed out the great promises that fintech holds for the nation’s financial inclusion drive. The leader of the overseas delegation [...]

June 29, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Logistics startup Kobo360 raises $1.2 million in pre-seed funding

In November 2016 when Techpoint talked to Obi Ozor and Ife Oyedele founders of Kobo360, they said “Our interest in the logistics space is to solve the problem.” Suggested read: Kobo is a delivery logistics platform with a blend of process [...]

June 29, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Global LinkUP: Uber wins in London

The Global Linkup is a summary roundup of important tech news curated from all around the globe. In this week’s edition, crypto ads are coming back to Facebook, Uber wins in London, Elon Musk has a secret school, and Andreessen Horowitz [...]

June 29, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Ex-Akwa Ibom governorship aspirant shot dead

A former governorship aspirant in Akwa Ibom state, Okon Iyanam, is dead. He was shot dead by unknown gunmen on Wednesday night at his hotel in Mowe, Ogun state. Victor Iyanam, a former attorney general in Akwa Ibom state, and [...]

June 28, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari to review nation’s security apparatus

Buhari to review nation’s security apparatus: An overhaul of the nation’s security could be underway.Details emerged yesterday, following a closed-door meeting President Muhammadu Buhari had with Senate President Bukola Saraki and House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara.Buhari, the day earlier, [...]

June 28, 2018 Government and politics

Court rejects convicted former Taraba governor’s bail appeal

A Federal Capital Territory High Court has dismissed an application for bail filed by convicted Taraba former governor Jolly Nyame. Justice Adebukola Banjoko had on May 30 sentenced Nyame to 14 years in prison without an option of fine. He [...]

June 28, 2018 Government and politics

Miyetti Allah cries out over death of 6 herdsmen, 150 cows by military

The Nasarawa State chapter of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, MACBAN, has called on the military to arrest and prosecute its herdsmen involved in any form of crime. The branch chairman, Muhammed Hussein made the call while appealing to [...]

June 28, 2018 Societal issues

APC chieftain, Timi Frank drags Buhari to UN

The immediate past Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Timi Frank has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari to the United Nations, UN, for allegedly aiding the activities of Fulani herdsmen in the country. In a [...]

June 28, 2018 Government and politics

Arrest Miyetti Allah’s leaders, sack service chiefs now – HEKAN Church

The United Church of Christ in Nations, HEKAN, has condemned in totality the recent killings of innocent citizens by suspected Fulani militia in Barkin Ladi, Riyom and Jos South Local Government Areas of Plateau state and Dowaya and Bare communities [...]

June 28, 2018 Societal issues

PDP sends delegation to beg Ladoja, followers not to dump party

The National leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday appealed to followers of former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rasidi Adewolu Ladoja and other members of the party to henceforth cooperate with him (Ladoja) to deliver the state [...]

June 28, 2018 General

Facebook is allowing cryptocurrency ads again, through an application process

Earlier in 2018, Facebook was the first to ban advertisement about some financial products and services, especially cryptocurrency. After which, Google and Twitter followed suit. Facebook has reversed the ban on cryptocurrency ads. According to one of the latest update from the [...]

June 28, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Herdsmen strike in Adamawa, two dead, injure 29 others

Suspected herdsmen on Wednesday attacked Bare village in the Numan Local Government of Adamawa State, killing two people and inflicting 29 others with various degrees of injury. It was gathered that those killed were attacked on their farms, while the [...]

June 28, 2018 Incidents

Court orders interim forfeiture of Diezani’s N325m Lekki land to FG

The Federal High Court, Lagos, presided by Justice Babs Kuewumi, has ordered temporary forfeiture of a landed property, valued N325 million, allegedly belonging to former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, to the Federal Government of Nigeria. Justice Kuewumi [...]

June 28, 2018 Government and politics

Nigeria earns N3.2tr from PPT, royalties in three years

The Federal Government received N3.211 trillion as Petroleum Profits Tax (PPT) and Royalties from the third quarter of 2015 to third quarter of 2017, according to the Economic Report of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Breakdown of the revenue [...]

June 28, 2018 Economy

Zimbabwe pastor Arrested For selling Tickets To Heaven

A Pastor in Zimbabwe has been arrested together with his wife after allegedly selling tickets to heaven. Pastor TitoVats told thoiusands of people that it was Jesus who appeared to him, then gave him tickets to people especially sinners that [...]

June 28, 2018 General

Opportunities Weekly: VC4A Venture showcase, $5000 for grab at Ignite summit and more

Every Wednesday by 5:00 PM (WAT), we publish a list of opportunities across the globe for African entrepreneurs, individuals, and startups. Don’t miss out on anyone. Read more on [...]

June 27, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Unrepentant fake soldier arrested in Ogun State

fake soldier arrested in Ogun State: A 32-year-old man, Abdul-Azeez Haruna, has been arrested by officers of the Ogun State police command for impersonating a military officer at Ifesowapo community of Ijako in Sango Otta. The suspect who had been [...]

June 27, 2018 Military

2019: Atiku meets Obasanjo [PHOTOS]

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President met with his ex-boss, former President, Olusegun Obasanjo. The Waziri of Adamawa met with the former President in Abuja during an event by the Gusau Institute on “A New Era for China-Africa Cooperation.” In some [...]

June 27, 2018 Government and politics