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Daily Archives: July 3, 2018

The Nigerian Youth is Talent personified

Something just happened right now! Okay, it wasn’t right now. It was Thursday 21st June, 2018, when Bature Israel, SS1 student of Falomo Senior High School, Ikoyi, Lagos, sang seamlessly through Wizkid’s ‘Come Closer’ surprising everyone at the Y’ello Career [...]

July 3, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Networks and the future of Technology

In the last fifty years, we have seen the world move from the traditional economies of the past, reliant on trade and extractive industries; to knowledge-based economies where knowledge and skills have become central to economic output – increasingly led [...]

July 3, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

The disruption that would help Nigeria’s financial inclusion drive

According to a 2016 report by Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Kenya, the population of adults in Kenya that are financially excluded is about 17%. The percentage dropped by about 23% within a decade. Worthy of note is that the conceptual [...]

July 3, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Cross River law officers shut down ministry, demand better pay

Members of the Law Officers Association of Nigeria (LOAN), on Monday in Calabar, Cross River State capital staged a protest complaining about the delay in harmonization of their salaries with magistrates in the State. The protesting lawyers, who were received [...]

July 3, 2018 Employment

Rainstorm kills 1, destroys 100 houses in Buhari’s hometown

One person died while over 100 houses were damaged in Daura, hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina State, after heavy rainstorm on Sunday. Hope For Nigeria reports that some of the affected areas within Daura include: GRA, Dunu, Tsame [...]

July 3, 2018 Societal issues

Why election may not hold in 2019 – Senator Okon

A chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Akwa Ibom State, Senator Anietie Okon has opined that elections may not hold in 2019 due to the persistent killings across the country. Okon said this while lamenting the bias handling of [...]

July 3, 2018 Government and politics

Sagay says nobody can save Obasanjo from prosecution, give reasons

The Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, Prof. Itse Sagay, SAN, has opined that no individual or group can save former President Olusegun Obasanjo from prosecution if found guilty of corruption. He said this in reaction to Obasanjo’s [...]

July 3, 2018 Government and politics

Lagos cooperatives investment hits N152 billion

Ahead of the 2018 United Nations International Day of Cooperatives, the Lagos State Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye, has disclosed that Cooperatives investment has risen to N152billion Addressing journalists in Lagos yesterday, she said the importance [...]

July 3, 2018 Business

Enugu police rescue Mikel Obi’s father from abductors

The Police in Enugu State yesterday rescued Mikel Obi’s father, Pa Michael Obi and his driver, Ishaya John at a forest in Egede, Udi Local Council of the state. The Guardian learnt that Pa Obi and his driver were rescued [...]

July 3, 2018 Military

Minister urges state government’s to review population policy

Isaac Adewole, has urged state governments to review their population policy and implementation approaches with a view to making families embrace moderate size. He noted that with over 190 million people, and still counting, vigorous awareness creation about the essence [...]

July 3, 2018 Government and politics

Security concerns stall Ogoni, FG’s oil exploration talks

Security concerns may have stalled a stakeholders meeting between the Federal Government and Ogoni leaders to discuss planned resumption of oil and gas exploration in the area. Consequently, the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has enjoined President [...]

July 3, 2018 Oil & Gas

Kebbi, Kogi, Bauchi record lowest crimes in 2017, says NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has reported that Kebbi State recorded the lowest rate of reported crimes with 2,915 cases, representing two per cent of total cases nationwide in 2017. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that in the [...]

July 3, 2018 Societal issues

INEC to begin systems upgrade for card readers, debunks PVCs sale online

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday disclosed that it would commence systematic hardware and software upgrade on all smart card readers nationwide. A statement by the Director, Voter Education and Publicity, Oluwole Osaze Uzzi, noted that the upgrade would [...]

July 3, 2018 Government and politics