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Monthly Archives: July 2019

Online savings platforms that offer higher interest rates than your bank in Nigeria

If you are looking for high interest savings that better what commercial banks offer, here are some of the online savings platforms that are currently encouraging the saving culture in Nigeria, in no particular order. Read more on [...]

July 31, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Safeguarding your idea before the pitch

Techpreneurs, startups and idea owners need to insulate themselves, their ideas, products and offerings from sharks and the vagaries of a harsh business. Techpoint Publishing Partner, Babalakin and Co details how they can go about this. Read more on [...]

July 31, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigerian startup founders need to embrace failure much more than they realise

A look into the concept of ‘failing fast’ and why it is important for Nigerian startup founders to realise that failure isn’t the end but part of the process. Read more on [...]

July 31, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Alumni row over union leadership

The Nnamdi Azikiwe University Alumni Association, NAUAA, is currently on war path with the University authority over the choice of the union’s new leadership. This is following the reported election of new executive members of the body nearly one month [...]

July 31, 2018 Education

Police arrest 43 kidnap, armed robbery suspects in Abia

The Abia State Police Command has arrested 43 suspects for various criminal offences including kidnapping, armed robbery, murder and defilement, within 40 days. The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Anthony Ogbizi, disclosed this on Monday while briefing journalists in Umuahia on [...]

July 31, 2018 Crime

Buhari invites Imam who saved 300 Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State to bring 83-year-old Imam of Nghar village, Gashish district in Barkin Ladi local government area of the state, Abdullahi Abubakar, for “a handshake and national honour.” Governor Lalong revealed [...]

July 31, 2018 Government and politics

Ekweremadu reveals why he’s yet to be impeached as Deputy Senate President

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has said that there have been plots to remove him from the office. He, however, noted that God had prevented his enemies from carrying out their plans. Ekweremadu stated this when the [...]

July 31, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari’s aide, Sagay rubbishes attempt to remove Governor Ortom

Professor Itse Sagay, Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), has described attempt by eight APC lawmakers to remove Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom on Monday as a joke. DAILY POST reports that the ongoing crisis in the [...]

July 31, 2018 Government and politics

APC goes after Saraki, dissolves Kwara party executive

The National Working Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dissolved the Kwara State Executive of the party loyal to Senate President Bukola Saraki. The dissolution was announced in a resolution signed by the party’s National Chairman, Adams [...]

July 31, 2018 Government and politics

Police arrest woman for throwing baby into septic tank in Lagos

Police in Lagos State have arrested a woman for allegedly throwing her seven-month old premature baby into a septic tank over the weekend at Amukoko, Ajegunle area of the state. It was gathered that the 28-year-old suspect, identified as Arabe [...]

July 31, 2018 Societal issues

Atiku pledges fresh initiatives to tackle unemployment

There will be a deliberate policy to encourage companies and sectors that can readily make use of the existing skills Nigerian youths have to create massive jobs if former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is elected next year, his spokesperson, Segun [...]

July 31, 2018 Government and politics

Government, deans of agric to establish incubator centres in varsities

The Association of Deans of Agriculture in Nigeria (ADAN) is partnering with the Federal ministry of Agriculture to establish incubation centers across faculties of agriculture in Nigeria. Chairperson of the Association, Professor Folusho David Abraham disclosed the plan while speaking [...]

July 31, 2018 General

Impeachment haunts political bigwigs ahead of 2019 polls

More political stalwarts may catch a cold if the Nigeria 2019 elections continue to blow a gale of impeachments across the landscape. While some are already sniffing hard, others have simply succumbed to the weather’s intrigues. Yesterday, 19 of 27 [...]

July 31, 2018 Government and politics

The underachieving payments solution that is potentially a threat to fintech startups in Nigeria

November 2016, in collaboration with telcos, the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS) launches mCash, a solution that lets users make and receive payments via Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) technology. By dialling a short code, buyers can pay for [...]

July 30, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Keyamo admits two more APC Governors might decamp

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the campaign organization for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari, has said that two more Governors under the All Progressive Congress (APC), might leave the party in the coming days. In a statement on Sunday, Keyamo, [...]

July 30, 2018 Government and politics

R-APC fires back at Amaechi for saying Buhari will win second term from sick bed

The Reformed All Progressives Congress, R-APC, has said Nigeria deserves better than a president on a sick bed. R-APC said this while reacting to a recent statement credited to the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi that Buhari will win in 2019 [...]

July 30, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari deploys 1,000-strong security force, fighter aircraft after Zamfara bandits

The federal government has assembled a 1000-strong military force, comprising the army, air force, police and the civil defence to launch fierce attacks on the bandits terrorising villages and towns of Zamfara State. Bandits suspected to be cattle rustlers have [...]

July 30, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

We need Igbo Presidency, Okechukwu counters Igbo leaders

ARDENT supporter of President Mohammadu Buhari and the Director General Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu has picked holes in Igbo leaders rejection of ceeding Presidency to Ndigbo in 2023. The Igbo Leaders of Thought, ILT, led by Erudite Professors [...]

July 30, 2018 Government and politics

Enugu residents defile heavy rain to welcome Ugwuanyi

PEOPLE of Enugu West Senatorial zone in Enugu State weekend defiled several hours of downpour to show love as Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi visited the zone. The rally which started from Mburubu community where he commissioned road project ended at Awgu [...]

July 30, 2018 Environmental issues

Dasuki’s family asks NBA to probe Malami

Family of detained former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), has lodged a petition against Attorney-General of Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, asking Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, to investigate and sanction him for unprofessional [...]

July 30, 2018 Government and politics

Guber aspirant pledges sustainable development, good governance in Ogun

A gubernatorial aspirant in Ogun State, Prof. Muhammad Omoloja, has urged voters to look out for visionary leaders in the political sphere to move the country forward.Omolaja, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), contended that the world was [...]

July 30, 2018 Government and politics

NOC lists Okowa, Adetokunbo Ademola, Eleyae, athletes for merit awards

The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has selected sports personalities and one serving governor to be honoured with the NOC Merit Award. It is the first of its kind in the country and both the initiators and the recipients are enthusiastic [...]

July 30, 2018 Government and politics

Ekwebelem is Imo’s new sports commissioner

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State at the weekend swore in the state’s new Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Robertson Ekwebelem. Okorocha had last week, through his Principal Secretary, Dr. Paschal Obi, forwarded Ekwebelem’s name to the Imo State House [...]

July 30, 2018 Sports

Man seeks compensation from Airtel, LASIMRA over farmland destruction

A farmer at Imota, Ikorodu Local Government Area, Lagos, Mr Akanji Shakiru Musa, has alleged that Airtel, in attempts to lay fibre optic cables on the road setbacks, dug trenches and destroyed his farmland and crops worth millions of naira.He [...]

July 30, 2018 Environmental issues

Kwankwaso, Shekarau meet in Abuja over Kano, general polls

Two former governors of Kano state, Rabiu Kwankwaso and Ibrahim Shekarau, met last night in Abuja. The erstwhile political opponents discussed Kano politics, forthcoming state and national general elections and success of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. HOPE FOR NIGERIA [...]

July 29, 2018 Government and politics

How we nabbed robbers in military uniform – Nigerian Army

The Nigeria Army on Saturday paraded four robbery suspects it arrested in Felele area of Lokoja, Kogi State. Public Relations Officer of the Command Army Records, Lokoja, Capt. Nick Ejeh, while parading the suspects said that they were in military [...]

July 29, 2018 Military

Defections won’t affect Buhari’s re-election

The senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District, Senator Magnus Abe has said the defection of some lawmakers and a state governor from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will not affect the re-election of President [...]

July 29, 2018 Government and politics

Accept hardship as price for building a new Nigeria- Aregbesola

Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has called on Nigerians to keep faith with President Muhammadu Buhari, noting that his administration is determined to make life better and meaningful for all despite the prevailing hard times. Aregbesola, who stated this at [...]

July 29, 2018 Government and politics

Ndigbo not keen on 2023 presidency, says leaders

Igbo leaders, under aegis of Igbo Leaders of Thought (ILT), led by Prof. Ben Nwabueze, yesterday, declared that Nd’Igbo were not interested in producing the president of Igbo extraction for the country in 2023. Rather, the group said what mattered [...]

July 29, 2018 Government and politics

APC conciliatory mode versus Oshiomhole’s combative pose

He was invited to make peace within the party and spare his pugilism for the rival Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). But barely two months after his enthronement as the national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has [...]

July 29, 2018 Government and politics