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Daily Archives: July 19, 2018

Why the Nigerian government cannot effectively share the recovered $321m Abacha loot

The Nigerian government is planning to distribute the next batch of loot from Swiss Authorities recovered from former military Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha. The presidency wants to share the recovered $ 321 million to vulnerable families in the [...]

July 19, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

“Alaba boys are an underrated part of Nigeria’s renewable energy ecosystem” — Suleiman Yusuf, CEO Blue Camel Energy

In the first two months of 2018, the Nigerian Customs Services (NCS) imposed between 5% and 10% import duties on solar panels. Never mind contravening a law that originally stipulates zero percent import duties on these same solar panels, this [...]

July 19, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Why Nigerian startups do not get government ICT contracts

On two occasions in May 2018 Kabir Shittu rode Nigeria’s “high-speed” rail from Abuja to Kaduna and back, he paid ₦950($ 2.6) for standard coach tickets instead of the ₦1,300($ 3.6) printed on it. He was not the only one. [...]

July 19, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Katsina flood: Body of missing bride found in Niger Republic

Body of missing bride found in Niger Republic: The remains of Hindatu Yahaya, a young girl, swept away by flood in Jibia town, Katsina, have been recovered in Niger Republic.   The victim got married three days before the incident. [...]

July 19, 2018 Incidents

Police inspector docked for giving information to unauthorised persons

The Police on Tuesday arraigned a 38-year-old man, Adesida Ademola, in an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly ‎giving false information to public officers. Ademola of no fixed address is standing trial on a charge of giving false information to [...]

July 19, 2018 Military

Sacking ‘non-performing, corrupt’ PDP is our priority – Delta APC

The Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said dislodging the “non-performing and corrupt” Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government of Ifeanyi Okowa is its utmost priority.   The party made this known on Wednesday through its Chairman, [...]

July 19, 2018 Government and politics

Amaechi releases his email for feedback on Buhari govt

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi on Wednesday, announced his email to Nigerians. This was contained in a statement issued by his Media Aide, Mr Israel Ibeleme in Abuja. He said this was to get public opinions on his performance in [...]

July 19, 2018 Government and politics

What Governors discussed in Abuja

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) on Wednesday night met in Abuja. They discussed mattersarising from the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) deadlock, minimum wage, among other issues. The FAAC monthly meeting is the forum where money is shared among the [...]

July 19, 2018 Government and politics

Man nabbed for allegedly buying N77,500 phone with fake bank alert

A 27-year-old law undergraduate dropout, Destiny Otubanbo, has been apprehended by the police for alleged theft and impersonation. He was arrested and paraded on Monday by the Lagos State police commissioner, Mr. Edgal Imohimi, over a complaint that he stole [...]

July 19, 2018 Crime

Niger Delta leaders reject PIGB, insist on PIB

Stakeholders in Niger Delta have cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari against signing the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB), alleging that it seeks to privatise the country’s oil and gas assets and to further impoverish the people of the region. They warned [...]

July 19, 2018 Government and politics

Senate begins probe of lease renewal in oil, gas sector

The Senate yesterday resolved to probe all issues connected with the ongoing lease renewal in oil and gas sector being undertaken by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR). The upper legislative chamber, which disclosed [...]

July 19, 2018 Government and politics

Tankers’ unending siege to Lagos roads

Beyond the heavy toll on tanker drivers, who spend over 10 days on the queue for a few days’ journey, there are concerns over the safety of Lagos bridges due to the dead weight of the heavy-duty trucks that have [...]

July 19, 2018 Oil & Gas

UBA Office In Victora Island, Lagos Is On Fire (Photos / Video)

UBA OFFICE ON ENGINEERING STREET IN VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS IS ON FIRE. THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE IS YET UNKNOWN. Men of the Lagos state fire service are currently on their way to the scene. See photos and video below… [...]

July 19, 2018 Government and politics