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Daily Archives: July 20, 2018

Why is Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on the Twitter board?

On the 19th of July 2018 Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey announced the addition of ex-Nigerian Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala to the Twitter board. We look at a few plausible reasons why. Read more on [...]

July 20, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Ex-INEC Chairman, Jega attacks politicians

Attahiru Jega, a former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said politicians are more interested in winning elections than in governance. He said rather than settling down to plan how to govern, politicians in Nigeria and some [...]

July 20, 2018 Government and politics

Benue Gov. Ortom cries out over alleged plans to attack him

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has cried out over alleged plan by some persons to attack him. The governor said there were underground plans by his political enemies to launch a smear campaign against his person and office. In a [...]

July 20, 2018 Government and politics

Police speak on assassination attempt on Dino Melaye, summon Senator

The Kogi State Police Command has denied report by Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi west district at the National Assembly that unknown gunmen in uniform (police, SARS, and military) fired gun shots at his vehicle while in Kogi.   Senator [...]

July 20, 2018 Government and politics

Galatasaray, Fulham, others battle for Ahmed Musa

Turkish side, Galatasaray, have entered the race to sign Leicester City forward, Ahmed Musa, for the new season. Musa who has been linked with a £40 million move to Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia is seen as a versatile player [...]

July 20, 2018 Sports

Giwa moves NFF secretariat to Sunday Dankaro House

The President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ambassador Chris Giwa says the present executive committee will finally move to the Sunday Dankaro House at the Package B of the Abuja National Stadium next week. Giwa made the declaration yesterday, when [...]

July 20, 2018 Government and politics

Traffic party on Lagos roads as tankers’ takeover enters fourth day

Four days after the lawlessness drivers and owners of articulated trucks unleashed on the Apapa-Oshodi expressway continued unabated, Lagosians have been urged to brace up for ‘Armageddon Reloaded’ on the roads next week when the Federal Government go ahead with [...]

July 20, 2018 Transportation

Support group alleges plot to link Atiku with herders’ attacks

The Atiku Renaissance Group has accused the Federal Government of planning to link former Vice President to the raging killings by herdsmen in parts of the federation. Its Secretary-General, Awwal Tahir, citing a purported security report from a Defence Intelligence [...]

July 20, 2018 Societal issues

Buhari meets Saraki in Aso Rock, NEC silent on revenue sharing crisi­s

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday m­et with Senate President Bukola Saraki ­at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Saraki arrived the Villa at about 6:02 p.m.­ and proceeded straight for a closed-doo­r meeting. No official reason was given ­for the meeting. On arrival, [...]

July 20, 2018 Government and politics

Fayemi meets Buhari at presidential villa, denies vote buying

Fayemi meets Buhari : Ekiti State Governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, yesterday held a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He dismissed trending reports of vote buying in the governorship election that produced him. The governor-elect [...]

July 20, 2018 Government and politics

Senate in rowdy session over Buhari’s appointments

The Senate yesterday mandated its Committee on Federal Character to look into allegations of lopsidedness in appointments by President Muhammadu Buhari. The committee has till next Tuesday to submit its report. The move followed a rowdy session in the upper [...]

July 20, 2018 General