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Daily Archives: March 27, 2020

Social Media Roundup: e-Rumole Banking

This week on social media; our village people are now online as shown in a Nollywood movie, Osun state election rerun sparks controversy and more stories Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 28, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

2019: Lamido meets Saraki, Kwankwaso ahead of PDP presidential primaries

A former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, on Thursday met separately with two other presidential aspirants in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against the backdrop of a controversy over the venue of the national convention where the party will [...]

September 28, 2018 Government and politics

INEC declares APC’s Gboyega Oyetola winner of Osun governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Gboyega Oyetola, the winner of the 2018 Osun governorship election. Mr Oyetola was returned as governor-elect on Thursday at the end of a supplementary election which [...]

September 28, 2018 Government and politics

Death toll rises to 199, 1,036 injured in nationwide flooding

Despite Federal Government assurance that the worst is over on the raging flood across the states in Nigeria, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) yesterday disclosed that the death toll had increased from the initial 108 to 199, and the [...]

September 28, 2018 Environmental issues

Early thoughts on Osun elections and Nigerian political parties

Osun elections gives a lot to think about. A big chunk of the vote was indeed split between APC and PDP as expected, but more interesting was the influence of other parties. Having captured key influential politicians, ADP and SDP [...]

September 28, 2018 Government and politics

Government offices, companies closed in Kwara, Ondo, Rivers, Katsina

Government offices, including courts and public schools, as well as companies were yesterday shut in many states across the country in compliance with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) directive on the strike. The organised labour began its strike midnight, Wednesday, [...]

September 28, 2018 Economy

Oil marketers urge government to pay alleged N650 billion debt

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association (DAPPMA) and Independent Petroleum Products Importers (IPPIs) have raised the alarm over a N650 billion allegedly owed them by Federal Government in subsidy arrears, saying its [...]

September 28, 2018 Oil & Gas

Police arrest fake army colonel

The police in Lagos State have arrested a 31-year-old man who has allegedly been parading himself as an army colonel to molest and extort unsuspecting members of the public. The suspect, Harry Perry Obiajuru, popularly known as ‘Colonel Harry’, was said [...]

September 28, 2018 Military

League of Nigerian Columnists inaugurated

League of Nigerian Columnists (LNC), a professional body out to ensure good governance and hold government accountable, was inaugurated yesterday in Lagos. Comprising all the major columnists in Nigerian newspapers, the body has ‘Pen Fraternity’ as its slogan. It is [...]

September 28, 2018 Media representation

Looming population explosion to affect Nigeria adversely by 2050, U.S. warns

The United State government yesterday warned that Nigeria’s projected 40 million population by 2050 would put pressure on the nation’s economy and worsen the prevalent poverty in the land. The U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission in Nigeria, David Young, who [...]

September 28, 2018 Economy

APC bars two ministers from contesting governorship primaries

The ruling All Progressives Congress has disqualified two serving ministers from contesting governorship elections in their states. The minister for communication and information technology Adebayo Shittu and that of women affairs Aisha Alhassan were not cleared by the party’s screening [...]

September 28, 2018 Government and politics