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Daily Archives: July 30, 2018

The underachieving payments solution that is potentially a threat to fintech startups in Nigeria

November 2016, in collaboration with telcos, the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS) launches mCash, a solution that lets users make and receive payments via Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) technology. By dialling a short code, buyers can pay for [...]

July 30, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Keyamo admits two more APC Governors might decamp

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the campaign organization for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari, has said that two more Governors under the All Progressive Congress (APC), might leave the party in the coming days. In a statement on Sunday, Keyamo, [...]

July 30, 2018 Government and politics

R-APC fires back at Amaechi for saying Buhari will win second term from sick bed

The Reformed All Progressives Congress, R-APC, has said Nigeria deserves better than a president on a sick bed. R-APC said this while reacting to a recent statement credited to the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi that Buhari will win in 2019 [...]

July 30, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari deploys 1,000-strong security force, fighter aircraft after Zamfara bandits

The federal government has assembled a 1000-strong military force, comprising the army, air force, police and the civil defence to launch fierce attacks on the bandits terrorising villages and towns of Zamfara State. Bandits suspected to be cattle rustlers have [...]

July 30, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

We need Igbo Presidency, Okechukwu counters Igbo leaders

ARDENT supporter of President Mohammadu Buhari and the Director General Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu has picked holes in Igbo leaders rejection of ceeding Presidency to Ndigbo in 2023. The Igbo Leaders of Thought, ILT, led by Erudite Professors [...]

July 30, 2018 Government and politics

Enugu residents defile heavy rain to welcome Ugwuanyi

PEOPLE of Enugu West Senatorial zone in Enugu State weekend defiled several hours of downpour to show love as Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi visited the zone. The rally which started from Mburubu community where he commissioned road project ended at Awgu [...]

July 30, 2018 Environmental issues

Dasuki’s family asks NBA to probe Malami

Family of detained former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), has lodged a petition against Attorney-General of Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, asking Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, to investigate and sanction him for unprofessional [...]

July 30, 2018 Government and politics

Guber aspirant pledges sustainable development, good governance in Ogun

A gubernatorial aspirant in Ogun State, Prof. Muhammad Omoloja, has urged voters to look out for visionary leaders in the political sphere to move the country forward.Omolaja, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), contended that the world was [...]

July 30, 2018 Government and politics

NOC lists Okowa, Adetokunbo Ademola, Eleyae, athletes for merit awards

The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has selected sports personalities and one serving governor to be honoured with the NOC Merit Award. It is the first of its kind in the country and both the initiators and the recipients are enthusiastic [...]

July 30, 2018 Government and politics

Ekwebelem is Imo’s new sports commissioner

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State at the weekend swore in the state’s new Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Robertson Ekwebelem. Okorocha had last week, through his Principal Secretary, Dr. Paschal Obi, forwarded Ekwebelem’s name to the Imo State House [...]

July 30, 2018 Sports

Man seeks compensation from Airtel, LASIMRA over farmland destruction

A farmer at Imota, Ikorodu Local Government Area, Lagos, Mr Akanji Shakiru Musa, has alleged that Airtel, in attempts to lay fibre optic cables on the road setbacks, dug trenches and destroyed his farmland and crops worth millions of naira.He [...]

July 30, 2018 Environmental issues