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Daily Archives: July 10, 2018

3 important things we can expect from the Technology and Creativity Advisory Group

In June 2018, the Nigerian Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo inaugurated the Technology and Creativity Advisory Group, as part of the Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council that was set up by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2017. In his remarks during [...]

July 10, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Here are 28 tech entrepreneurs that made the presidential advisory group

On June 11, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo inaugurated a 50-man Advisory Group on Technology and Creativity to enhance entrepreneurship in Nigeria. Here’s a list of the group’s tech entrepreneurs and investors. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

July 10, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

2019: UN to set up committee, speaks on Buhari, Atiku’s ambition

As the 2019 general election draws near, the UN said there is the need to reactivate the National Peace Committee, which played critical roles in ensuring a peaceful 2015 presidential election.   UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres stated this in the [...]

July 10, 2018 Government and politics

How my daughter was used for ritual by her boyfriend – Ex-deputy governor breaks silence

A former deputy governor of Ondo State, Lasisi Oluboyo, has finally spoken on the mysterious death of his daughter.   Hope For Nigeria reported that his daughter was found dead in her boyfriend’s room on Sunday. Oluboyo, speaking on her death, [...]

July 10, 2018 Incidents

“Nigerian startups raised $73.6 million in Q2 2018, 700% more than Q1”- Report

We bring you the second edition of the Nigerian Startup Funding Report, which is the second instalment in the build-up to the annual report. The maiden edition, which will remain available for download, was downloaded from both local and international [...]

July 10, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Plateau killings: Life is sacred whether Muslim, Christian – US tells Nigerian Government

The Government of the United States of America has again told the Federal Government of Nigeria to end the killing of innocent citizens. Speaking on the issue, the Deputy Chief of Mission in the US embassy in Nigeria, David Young, [...]

July 10, 2018 International

Okupe names Saraki, two others as likely president in 2019

A chieftain of the Accord Party (AP) and former presidential spokesman, Chief Doyin Okupe, has named the trio of Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki; Sokoto and Gombe governors, Aminu Tambuwal and Ibrahim Dankwambo, as possible victor in the 2019 presidential [...]

July 10, 2018 Government and politics

PDP flays presidency over alleged N25b NNPC contract scam, others

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the alleged complicity of the Muhammadu Buhari presidency in the reported N25 billion fraudulent contracts awarded through the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has earned the nation an embarrassment of being labeled [...]

July 10, 2018 Government and politics

Lawyer asks court to sack Adeosun, order refund of salaries

A constitutional lawyer, Mr. Francis Obalim, has asked the Federal High Court, Abuja, to sack the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, from public office over alleged lack of valid National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) discharge certificate. In a suit, [...]

July 10, 2018 Government and politics

‘Kaduna, nine others to get N10.7 billion rice mill Dec. 2019’

The Federal Government has said that Kaduna, Kogi, Benue, Anambra, Bayelsa and five other states will get 10 large integrated rice milling machines at the cost of N10.7 billion by December 2019. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, [...]

July 10, 2018 Agriculture

Stakeholders to brainstorm on reforms in oil, gas industry

Orderpaper Advocacy Initiative has disclosed plans to convene a colloquium on the Petroleum Host and Impacted Community Development Bill (PHICDB). The Programme Executive of the group, Mej John Obada, disclosed this in a statement.   He said the meeting would [...]

July 10, 2018 Oil & Gas

As APC brings federal might to Ekiti State

APC brings federal might to Ekiti State: Today, the Ado Ekiti, the capital city of Ekiti State would pulsate with the throng of political heavy weights, men of timber and caterpillar. It is a day for the ruling All Progressives [...]

July 10, 2018 Government and politics

2018 budget shortfalls, others may raise debt to N25 trillion

Shortfalls in the 2018 budget may worsen the nation’s debt status, pushing it to N25 trillion by the end of the year. Though the huge amount is far from the debt threshold when compared to a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [...]

July 10, 2018 Economy