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Daily Archives: July 5, 2018

Certum Extended Validation SSL (green bar) now available to all Nigerian (and West African) organisations

The fight against cybercrime in Nigeria has achieved a major milestone with the local availability of Certum Extended Validation SSL/TLS Certificates. Certum is the first security Certification authority with a direct presence in Nigeria. It is owned by the prestigious [...]

July 5, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

One way or another, the 2019 general election is already affecting tech companies in Nigeria

6 months into 2018, the Nigerian Stock Exchange has not listed any new company. The 2019 general election in Nigeria might have a role to play in this Read more on [...]

July 5, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Huawei Mobile Money wins award at Mobile World congress Shanghai 2018

Huawei’s Mobile Money Solution has been named as the ‘Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets’ at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 by GSMA. Winning this award indicates the industry’s recognition of the solution’s leading capabilities and excellent performance. Currently around [...]

July 5, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

NDLEA intercepts 7.5kg of cocaine in Rivers [PHOTOS]

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has intercepted 7.5 kilograms of cocaine at the Port Harcourt terminal of the Nigeria Ports Authority in Rivers State. Director, Prosecution and Legal Services of NDLEA, Sunday Mbonna made the revelation while conducting [...]

July 5, 2018 Crime

DSS raises alarm over 2019 election

The Department of State Service DSS), has identified insecurity as a major threat to the 2019 general election. DSS Director General, Lawal Daura, raised the alarm in a presentation he made before the Senate Ad-hoc Committee on the Review of [...]

July 5, 2018 Military

Does the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) affect you?

By Martina Aguocha GDPR has become a buzzword lately. It came into effect on 25th May 2018 and has led to an abundance of updated privacy policies and data protection agreements. It seems to have taken on the stature of [...]

July 5, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Buhari reveals what he is doing with recovered loot

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, said he was selling off recovered loots to put money in government’s coffers. Buhari stated this while responding to a question on Nigeria’s anti-graft war, during a joint press conference at the end of Namibian [...]

July 5, 2018 Government and politics


Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose has taken to Twitter to ask Buhari 8 critical questions concerning the President’s anti-corruption campaign. See questions below 1. I ask our President, what has happened to the report on the $43m discovered in an [...]

July 5, 2018 Government and politics

Court orders National Assembly to begin impeachment of Buhari

A Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State, yesterday ordered the National Assembly to immediately commence the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari. Justice Maurine Adaobi Onyetenu gave the order following a suit filed by two Nigerians, Kanmi Ajibola, a [...]

July 5, 2018 Government and politics

FEC okays N206 billion for Second Niger Bridge link roads

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N206 billion to facilitate the construction of associated infrastructures that would link the Second Niger Bridge in the southeastern part of Nigeria. The approval by the council yesterday was in addition to the [...]

July 5, 2018 Technology

Four IDPs die in Plateau camps, Zamfara’s get federal succour

Four of the scores of fresh internally displaced persons (IDPs) thrown up by the recent attacks on the Plateau by suspected herdsmen have died in their camps in the northern senatorial district of the state. The first death was recorded [...]

July 5, 2018 Societal issues

Senate seeks Houses of Assembly’s support for state, community policing

The Senate has called for collaboration of the 36 Houses of Assembly for the smooth and timely amendment of the constitution to create state and community policing system. Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki said this yesterday when the Houses of [...]

July 5, 2018 Government and politics

United States agency predicts electoral violence in Nigeria before 2019 elections

Findings conducted by United States Institute of Peace (USIP) on electoral violence risk assessment in Nigeria have suggested possible escalation of electoral violence before the 2019 general elections. The outcome of the U.S. agency’s research findings equally identified Rivers, Kano, [...]

July 5, 2018 International

France offers N500b to kick-start Digital Africa Initiative

France has endorsed an initiative to develop entrepreneurship and innovation in Africa, with the European superpower offering €1 billion (N500 billion) to kick-start the scheme. Tagged Digital Africa Initiative (DAI), it is aimed at creating a pool of entrepreneurial knowledge [...]

July 5, 2018 Africa