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Daily Archives: July 26, 2018

Police investigating ‘purported kidnap’ of Dino Melaye

The police on Thursday said they are investigating the “purported kidnap” of a senator, Dino Melaye. The police also contradicted a claim which Mr Melaye’s spokesperson made to PREMIUM TIMES, saying they did not receive any complaint that the senator [...]

July 26, 2018 Government and politics

APC crisis: Adamawa lawmaker reveals how President Buhari ignored Murtala Nyako

Senator Abdullaziz Nyako, representing Adamawa Central and Chairman of Senate Committee on Special duties has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari ignored his father who visited him three times to ensure that the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adamawa State, conducted a [...]

July 26, 2018 Government and politics

NAFDAC destroys counterfeit products worth N650m in Kaduna

As part of its efforts towards eradicating fake drugs in the society, the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control, (NAFDAC) has destroyed goods worth N650 million at its Buruku dumpsite in Kaduna. Speaking to newsmen shortly after [...]

July 26, 2018 Health issues

Again, Obasanjo blasts Nigeria’s leadership, condemns siege against Saraki, others

Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo has again attributed Nigeria’s under-performance to the problem of leadership. Speaking when he granted audience to a PDP Presidential Aspirant, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, SAN, at his residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Thursday, the ex-President, however, [...]

July 26, 2018 Government and politics

We are not aware Dino Melaye was kidnapped – Police

The Nigeria Police have reacted to the “purported kidnap” of Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West senatorial district. Melaye was reportedly kidnapped Thursday morning at Gwagwalada by unknown gunmen when he was heading to Lokoja to attend a court session. [...]

July 26, 2018 Government and politics

Omarosa to release ‘explosive’ account of White House stint

Former reality TV star Omarosa Manigault Newman is releasing a book next month containing an “explosive” account of her brief tenure in Donald Trump’s White House, her publisher said Thursday. “UNHINGED: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House,” will [...]

July 26, 2018 entertainment

Google Station free WiFi launches in Nigeria, and other announcements

Today at its second Google for Nigeria event, Google announced Google Station for Nigeria; a “program to provide high quality, high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots” in Nigeria. According to Anjali Joshi, VP Product Management at Google, the program will fix connectivity challenges [...]

July 26, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Long live Pay on Delivery

The story of eCommerce in Nigeria would never be complete without recognising Pay on Delivery (PoD), a payment option which over the years has proven to be one of the major pillars of the sector. Trust has been identified as [...]

July 26, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Meet Emmanuel Omene, the Nigerian game developer cashing out big on Upwork

Emmanuel Omene is a game developer with a top-rated profile on Upwork. This article tells the story of how he achieved this feat despite many challenges. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

July 26, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Another Bauchi lawmaker dumps APC

Another member of the Bauchi State House of Assembly representing Lere/Bula constituency, Honourable Aminu Tukur, late Wednesday dumped his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). Addressing journalists, the lawmaker aspiring for Bauchi South senatorial seat in the coming bye-election explained [...]

July 26, 2018 Government and politics

Frank reveals fresh plot to arrest Saraki, indicts presidency

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progreasives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has raised the alarm over a fresh plot to arrest the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on the orders of the Inspector General [...]

July 26, 2018 Government and politics

Gunmen abduct medical doctor, free APC chieftain as kidnapping rises in Rivers

Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association in Rivers State, Datonye Alasia, has confirmed the abduction of Hope Bellgam. Alasia said their colleague who is a Consultant of Internal Medicine at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, UPTH was kidnapped [...]

July 26, 2018 Government and politics

AMCON Nomination: Lagos APC faction tackles Tinubu over Banire’s rejection

A faction of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State has condemned the rejection of Muiz Banire as the head of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) by senators representing the state. A statement signed by Fouad Oki, the [...]

July 26, 2018 Government and politics

Offa Robbery: AGF Malami clears Saraki, says police lack evidence against Senate President

Nigeria’s Attorney-General, Abubakar Malami, has told the police that there was no evidence that linked Senate President Bukola Saraki and Kwara State Governor Abdulfattah Ahmed to the armed robbery attack that left 31 persons dead in Offa, Kwara State, in [...]

July 26, 2018 Government and politics

Five feared dead as boat capsizes in Lagos

About five persons were feared dead when a boat capsized in Lagos on Wednesday evening. An eyewitness told The Guardian that the boat was travelling from CMS to Ikorodu. Bodies of the victim were brought to the jetty at Ipakodo [...]

July 26, 2018 Incidents

Falana, Odumakin urges recruitment of more policemen

A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has appealed to the Federal Government to recruit more policemen, train and equip them adequately to be able to confront the current security challenges. Falana stated this yesterday at an interactive seminar organised [...]

July 26, 2018 Military

Army seeks partnership with associations to end insurgency

The General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. Abdulmalik Biu, has urged trade unions and co-operative societies in Borno State to support the military to end Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East. A statement in Maiduguri yesterday [...]

July 26, 2018 Military

Group flays redeployment of Atolagbe as OPSH commander

A group, under the aegis of Buhari Tarzarce Vanguard (BTV), has flayed the decision of the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) to redeploy Maj.-Gen. Anthony Atolagbe as commander of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH). The group, while appealing to the DHQ to immediately [...]

July 26, 2018 Military

Alex Iwobi gets new £70,000 weekly five-year deal at Arsenal

Super Eagles’ forward, Alex Iwobi has seen his salary doubled by new Arsenal boss, Unai Emery, who has assured the 22-year-old that he has a future at the Emirates, reports thesun.co.uk. The Gunners academy product snubbed interest from Lazio and [...]

July 26, 2018 Sports