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Monthly Archives: March 2020

Konga was unlikely to have been acquired for less than $230m

Former major stakeholder in Konga, Naspers recently stated losing $ 38 million for selling its 50.9% stake in the eCommerce company earlier in the year. This gives us a reasonable idea what the acquisition was worth. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 3, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

15 die from suspected gastroenteritis outbreak in Katsina

Fifteen people have been confirmed dead from suspected gastroenteritis in Charanchi Local Government Area of Katsina State. The Chairman, Transition Committee of the council, Alhaji Yusuf Radda, disclosed the deaths to newsmen through his Information Officer, Mannir Idris in Charanchi. [...]

September 3, 2018 Health issues

PFN tasks FG, global christian community on Leah Sharibu’s rescue

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has urged the Federal Government and the global Christian community to ensure the rescue of the abducted Dapchi school girl, Leah Sharibu, from the captivity of Boko Haram terrorists. The President of PFN, Rev [...]

September 3, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

HURIWA seeks probe of NASS invasion

A pro-democracy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has urged the Federal Government to constitute an independent judicial commission of inquiry to probe the invasion of the National Assembly. HURIWA said the panel to be headed by a [...]

September 3, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari accuses media of biased reports on conflicts

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday accused media organisations of bias in reporting conflicts in the country. He made the accusation during an interactive meeting with the Nigerian community in China yesterday. He said while security agencies were doing their best to [...]

September 3, 2018 Government and politics

Igbo presidency: Orji Kalu speaks on Tinubu’s alleged plan to take over from Buhari in 2023

A former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, has reacted to reports that the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu was going to takeover the presidency from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. Senate President, Bukola [...]

September 2, 2018 Government and politics

#AMVCA2018: Omotola, Odunlade, Falz, Ali, others win

The 6th annual Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards ended on Saturday with some of Nigeria’s biggest movie stars bagging major awards in their respective categories. They include Omotola Jalade- Ekeinde, Odunlade Adekola, Ali Nuhu, Femi Adebayo, and a host of others. Nigerian [...]

September 2, 2018 entertainment

Presidential aspirant begs Nigerians to buy nomination form for him

Hamidu Tafida, a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Saturday appealed to Nigerians to purchase nomination form for him. Mr Tafida made the appeal in Jalingo while declaring his intention to contest the 2019 [...]

September 2, 2018 Government and politics

2019: How Saraki plans to defeat Buhari

A former presidential candidate and publisher of Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu, has revealed how the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, plans to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 general election. Last week, Mr. Saraki declared his intention to run for president [...]

September 2, 2018 Government and politics

INVESTIGATION: Communities suffer as abandoned constituency projects litter Ondo

Aponmu Lona, a village under Idanre local government, in Ondo Central Senatorial District, cuts a picture of abandoned constituency projects litter in Ondo. The sorry picture begins at the entrance to the village through a detour off the Akure-Ondo expressway. [...]

September 2, 2018 Government and politics

NHIS best vehicle to attain universal healthcare coverage — HCPAN

Healthcare Provider’s Association of Nigerian (HCPAN) has charged government at all levels to review the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Act, as this is the only way Nigeria could achieve universal healthcare coverage. At an extraordinary General Meeting of the [...]

September 2, 2018 Health issues

269,787 PVCs unclaimed in Kaduna, says INEC

Following conclusion of continuous voters registration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the commission said, yesterday, that a total of 269,787 Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) are yet to be claimed in Kaduna State. The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Abdullahi Adamu Kaugama, [...]

September 2, 2018 Government and politics

NHIS best vehicle to attain universal healthcare coverage — HCPAN

Healthcare Provider’s Association of Nigerian (HCPAN) has charged government at all levels to review the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Act, as this is the only way Nigeria could achieve universal healthcare coverage. At an extraordinary General Meeting of the [...]

September 2, 2018 Health issues

PDP berates Buhari over comments on illegal migrants

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement to German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, that Nigerians caught up in their attempt to illegally enter the Europe are on their own. The party said Buhari’s comments further exposed him [...]

September 2, 2018 General

Nigeria, China to sign $328m agreement on ICT as Buhari arrives Beijing

President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Beiji­ng yesterday to attend the Beijing Summit ­ of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperatio­n (FOCAC) holding on Monday and Tuesday. During the 6-day official visit of the Nigerian President, he is expected to join his Chinese [...]

September 2, 2018 Economy

Obasanjo would have stopped all the rubbish happening under Buhari – Tsav

Tsav said if it were to be former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, the rubbish going on under the Buhari government would have stopped. Speaking with Punch, Tsav described Buhari as a simple man who is corrupt-free. He said, “Buhari is a [...]

September 1, 2018 Government and politics

2019: PDP insists Atiku, Saraki, Kwankwaso, others must sign undertaking

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said that all its presidential aspirants must sign an undertaking that they will abide by the outcome of its presidential primary slated for October 5 and 6. PDP also said [...]

September 1, 2018 Government and politics

Kids, teenagers showcase inventions at Lagos Tech Expo

Kids and teenagers aged 5-16 showcased some of their inventions at the Young Inventors Tech Expo 2018. The event was organised by the Young Inventors summer camp 2018 Centre for Tech in Lagos on Friday. The Tech Expo which was [...]

September 1, 2018 entertainment

SARS officer sacked for collecting N5000 bribe

A police officer attached to the Ipakodo-Ikorodu station of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), Inspector Charles Omotosho, has been sacked for extorting five thousand naira from a road user in May. While Omotosho, who was attached to SARS Ikorodu, [...]

September 1, 2018 Government and politics

Ekiti APC elders urge Oni to withdraw eligibility suit against Fayemi

The Ekiti State All Progressives Congress (APC) Elders’ Forum has appealed to Segun Oni to withdraw the suit challenging the eligibility of the governor-elect, Kayode Fayemi, for the July 14 governorship election. The elders came out with this position after [...]

September 1, 2018 Government and politics

Atiku weeps over rising frustration, poverty, insecurity

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, yesterday, wept openly over what he called increasing frustration caused by youth unemployment poverty and insecurity. He told a group of young men and women who presented Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Nomination and [...]

September 1, 2018 Government and politics

SON alerts on cancer-causing substance in school uniforms from China

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has warned importers of school uniform materials into Nigeria about some cancer-causing substances found in some school uniform materials made by two China-based companies. A statement issued by the Director General of SON, Mr. [...]

September 1, 2018 Health issues

Army denies sending troops to die in Boko Haram hands

The Nigerian Army has denied sending troops of Operation Lafiya Dole to deliberately die in the hands of Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast. Director, Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen. Texas Chukwu, in a statement yesterday described as “false,” the allegation [...]

September 1, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

NBA rejects Buhari’s position on rule of law, national security

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has joined numerous other Nigerians to reject the statement by President Muhammadu Buhari subordinating rule of law to national security. The umbrella body of lawyers in Nigeria said it completely rejected the statement but rather [...]

September 1, 2018 General

Nigerians defying desert, Mediterranean Sea to Europe on their own, warns Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, warned that Nigerians defying the harsh desert conditions and the Mediterranean Sea to illegally migrate to Europe were doing so on their own, as his administration would never condone any form of illegality or indiscipline. The [...]

September 1, 2018 Economy