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Daily Archives: February 23, 2019

Federal government commits ₦500m to legal fees for MTN Nigeria fine

The sum of ₦500 million is expected to be paid by the federal government as legal fees to the lawyers that worked for the government on the MTN Nigeria fine. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the Minister of [...]

June 14, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Video assistant referees at the World Cup 2018 will wear full kits

Following trials, the International Football Association Board(IFAB) unanimously gave an approval nod for Video Assistant Referees(VAR) to be used at the World Cup 2018. But at the time, the issue was if FIFA will officially approve it. Even though he [...]

June 14, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

5 ways Nigerian developers can prepare for and secure foreign gigs

I reached out to a couple of Nigerian programmers that work with foreign brands and they collectively suggested these 5 ways Nigerian developers can secure foreign gigs. Read more on [...]

June 14, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Too busy for 2018 FIFA World Cup? 7 apps to follow the tournament with

How you can use Mobile applications to follow the FIFA World Cup 2018. the following are a list of Mobile apps available in Nigeria and downloaded free that can be used to follow the World Cup without missing out on [...]

June 14, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Huawei equips Nigerian schools for smarter learning

Huawei Nigeria today kicked off a series of donations of laptops and printers to schools in Lagos state and the federal Capital Territory. In accordance with Huawei’s social responsibility to develop and contribute to local communities the company is proactively [...]

June 14, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

I can only vouch for Buhari’s integrity not those working with him – Keyamo

The Director, Strategic Communications, Buhari Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has said he cannot vouch for some President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointees. Keyamo said he could only vouch for Buhari’s integrity and not those working for him. The senior lawyer said [...]

June 14, 2018 Government and politics

Africa News Roundup: Smartphone shipments on the decline

Here are this week’s top news headlines about startups, entrepreneurship, innovation and tech around Africa. Flatline Africa According to recent reports by the International Data Corporation, smartphone shipments in Africa are dropping, with the continent's two biggest markets — Nigeria [...]

June 14, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Abu King Shuluwa reveals herdsmen agenda

A first class traditional ruler in Benue State, Chief Abu King Shuluwa has vowed that no intimidation would make Tivs cede any part of their land to the Fulani herdsmen. Shuluwa, who said this in a chat with newsmen in [...]

June 14, 2018 Government and politics

Nigerians react as Buhari bends to pick up object for Fawehinmi’s wife [PHOTO]

Nigerians have reacted to a viral photo where President Muhammadu Buhari was captured as he bent to pick up an object that fell off from Gani Fawehinmi’s wife, Ganiat. This happened at the conferment of the Grand Commander of the [...]

June 14, 2018 Government and politics

Google announces its first AI research centre in Africa

Google announced yesterday that it will be launching an AI research center in Africa, which will open later this year in Accra, Ghana. Read more on [...]

June 14, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Dangote deep-sea pipeline to boost Nigeria’s power generation by 12,000mw

The Dangote Group’s sub-sea pipeline infrastructure is expected to augment the natural domestic gas supply and add an estimated 12,000 Mega Watts (MW) to Nigeria’s power generation capacity.  Dangote also has plans to construct a 570 MW power plant within [...]

June 14, 2018 Business

NCC withdraws 36.6 million telephone lines from telecoms operators

About 36.6 million telephone lines have been withdrawn from some telecommunications operators from the National Numbering Plan (NNP) with effect from March 20, 2018. A telephone numbering plan is a type of scheme used in telecommunication to assign telephone numbers [...]

June 14, 2018 Telecomms

IGP approves nationwide audit of SARS detention cells

The Inspector-General (IG) of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has approved the National Human Rights Commission’s (NHRC) request to begin an independent audit of detention cells in all police commands and formations in Nigeria. The audit would also include all detention [...]

June 14, 2018 Military