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Daily Archives: July 2, 2018

Kaduna-based fintech startup, Payant crosses ₦1 billion transactional milestone

Payant, a fintech startup that provides online payment solutions, recently announced over ₦1 billion in transactions in less than 2 years of operation. According to a blogpost, Payant’s first transaction was worth ₦500 on the 1st of January, 2017. The [...]

July 2, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Some thoughts on company culture and how it translates to product adoption

I found out recently that I have a penchant for working for startups. I love the speed and transparency. In mammoth-sized companies, ideas take forever to execute. The bureaucracy and endless politicking tire me out. Everyone has an agenda. Not [...]

July 2, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

MTN pledges support for Nigeria’s Technology space, visits various Innovation Hubs across Lagos

Information and Communications Technology giant, MTN Nigeria has pledged its unbridled support for Nigeria’s technology space and the building of a future enabled by technology.     This was made evident by the visits to several technology hubs in Lagos [...]

July 2, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

2018 Budget: ₦100m ‘National Broadband Penetration’ hub and other questionable ICT projects

Better late than never. After what seemed like an eternity, the 2018 budget for Nigeria was finally signed into law by President Buhari on the 20th of June, 2018. Seeing as we are already six months into the year and [...]

July 2, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

I have told INEC not to rig for me Ekiti are solidly behind our candidate – Fayose

…claims FG delaying allocations to indicate workers against himGovernor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has again raised the alarm that the flag bearer of All Progressive Congress (APC), John Kayode Fayemi has hired four top officials of the Independent National [...]

July 2, 2018 What the papers say

Ekiti 2018: Fayose confused, frustrated, desperate – Adeyeye

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, has described the Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose as a frustrated and desperate man. Prince Adeyeye, who was a former Minister of State for Works, in a press [...]

July 2, 2018 Government and politics

Baptist church burnt in fresh Plateau attack, 6 died

Six persons were in the early hours of Sunday reportedly died in an early morning attack on Rahwol-Fwi village, a community in Fan District area of Platea State. The fresh attack underscored the inability of the security forces to restrain [...]

July 2, 2018 Incidents

Yoruba youths react to claim that all land in Nigeria belongs to Fulani

The Yoruba Youth Socio-cultural Association has reacted to the claim by the Chairman of Miyetti Allah Hore that land all over Nigeria belongs to the Fulani. The Yoruba youths warned the Federal Government against acquiring land to build cattle ranches [...]

July 2, 2018 Societal issues

Pastor Adefarasin speaks on Fulani plan to colonise Nigeria [VIDEO]

Senior Pastor of House on the Rock Church, Paul Adefarasin, has spoken on the recent attacks in Plateau State. He described it as a plan by the Fulani to colonize Nigeria. He said this while ministering to his congregation on [...]

July 2, 2018 Religion

Plateau: Niger Delta militants blow hot, reveal what’ll happen in 21 days

A coalition of Niger Delta militants, yesterday, gave the Federal Government a 21-day notice to end killings in the country. The group lamented the recent killing by herdsmen in Plateau State. The militants, who met at Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom [...]

July 2, 2018 Military

Pressure mounts on Buhari to sack security chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari is facing growing pressure to sack his security chiefs over indiscriminate killings across the country. A group, Good Governance Initiative (GGI), yesterday, took its view even a notch further by asking the president to resign. “What is [...]

July 2, 2018 Military

Lassa fever kills two in Plateau, Edo as experts canvass multiple approach

The Lassa fever outbreak in the country has killed two persons in Plateau and Edo with six new confirmed cases from Edo (four), Ondo (one) and Plateau (one). Latest figures from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) indicated that [...]

July 2, 2018 Health issues

Ogun police arrest lawyer over complicity in alleged N250m fraud

The Ogun State police command have arrested a legal practitioner, Kayode Oshiyemi, for allegedly conniving with others to extort money from the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Al Amin Farms, Ijebu-Ode, Shakirudeen Olufowobi. A statement by Police Public Relations Officer [...]

July 2, 2018 Crime

Youths deplore deployment of troops to guard oil facilities in Niger Delta

Youths deplore deployment of troops to guard oil facilities in Niger Delta: Youths from oil and gas producing-communities of the Niger Delta have advocated a community-oriented oil facilities surveillance scheme all over the region as the best model to address [...]

July 2, 2018 Military

Nigeria to earn $5.60 billion from new oil deal, says NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said that a new financing and technical services pact between corporation, First E&P Joint Venture and Schlumberger for the Anyalu and Madu Oil Field will enable Nigeria generate about $5.60 billion taxes and [...]

July 2, 2018 Government and politics

NAFDAC, UNIBEN, pharmacists intensify campaign against drug, substance abuse

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has advocated for security-tightened borders to checkmate influx of unregistered pharmaceutical products into the country. The agency said all land borders, including Onne and Tincan Island ports should remain [...]

July 2, 2018 Government and politics