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Monthly Archives: March 2020

Fear as two petrol tankers go aflame in Ibadan community

Reports reaching Hope For Nigeria from Ibadan, the Oyo state capital have it that two petrol tankers Wednesday evening caught fire in the Akobo area of the ancient city.   The incident, it was gathered occurred around General Gas axis [...]

September 27, 2018 Incidents

Osun rerun: APC now paying voters N100,000 per vote – PDP alleges

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has alleged that the All Progressives Congress, APC, has started the payment of N100, 000 per vote to electorates in Osun State ahead of the rerun governorship election billed for today. The party also accused [...]

September 27, 2018 Government and politics

Osun rerun: TMG cautions INEC, security agencies

Ahead of Thursday’s supplementary election in Osun State, the Trans Monitoring Group, TMG, has stressed the need for peace. The group also called on all stakeholders to maintain peace and avoid any form of violence that could mar the process. [...]

September 27, 2018 Government and politics

ASUU rejects FG’s N20b fund, says it’s mere ‘tokenism

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has described the N20b released by the Federal Government for the revitalisation of public universities as “too little, too late.” The union insisted that what the government has done was to merely scratch [...]

September 27, 2018 Government and politics

INEC moves to improve women’s participation in politics

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is adopting measures to expand women’s participation in the electoral process. At a workshop it organised in Abuja yesterday, the commission sought to identify and reflect on practical, effective and implementable ways females could [...]

September 27, 2018 Government and politics

Nine persons die, one injured in Ekiti road accident

Ekiti road accident: No fewer than nine persons have been killed on the Awo-Igede road in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Council of Ekiti State yesterday as a bus they were travelling in collided with a truck. An eyewitness in Awo community said [...]

September 27, 2018 Incidents

FG allays fear over floods

Relief may have come the way of Nigerians living in flood prone areas across the country, as the Federal Government yesterday declared that decreasing water levels means “the worst is over.” Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, who briefed the [...]

September 27, 2018 Environmental issues

Ohanaeze, Afenifere, PANDEF flay Buhari on terrorism

The Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Southern Leaders Forum yesterday took a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari for blaming terrorism and insurgency Nigeria and Lake Chad Basin on fighters from Iraq and Syria. Buhari has at separate times [...]

September 27, 2018 Government and politics

Imo appeals judgment quashing Madumere’s impeachment

The Imo State government, House of Assembly and other affected parties have appealed a judgment of an Owerri High Court quashing the impeachment of Prince Eze Madumere as deputy governor. Justice Benjamin Iheka had on Tuesday nullified the July 21, [...]

September 27, 2018 Government and politics

SDP, APC form alliance to win Osun rerun poll

The candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Senator Iyiola Omisore, whose support is considered crucial in winning today’s rerun election has announced his party’s alliance with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Omisore who made the announcement yesterday evening [...]

September 27, 2018 Government and politics

In spite of territorial challenges, Togo’s first incubation lab, WoeLab is advancing with purpose

WoeLab is the first technology incubation and fabrication lab in Togo. Situated in the capital city of Lomé, the lab is focused on creating sustainable technology in a local context by utilising materials from the local environment Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 26, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Malgré les défis territoriaux, le premier laboratoire d’incubation du Togo, WoeLab, progresse avec détermination

WoeLab est le premier laboratoire d’incubation et de fabrication de technologies au Togo. Situé dans la capitale Lomé, le laboratoire se concentre sur la création de technologies durables dans un contexte local en utilisant des matériaux issus de l’environnement local [...]

September 26, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Google Partners launches in Nigeria to empower digital ad agencies

Google launches its Google Partners programme in Nigeria to further enable digital agencies and brands with online marketing tools Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 26, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

“Technology can’t induce financial inclusion, it can only mimic our decisions” — Sola Fanawopo, fintech expert

The way forward for the financial inclusion drive in Nigeria according to fintech expert, Sola Fanawopo Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 26, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Bastard devil: Full text of what Dr. Paul Enenche of Dunamis said about Nigeria, 2019 [VIDEO]

Hope For Nigeria has obtained a controversial video by Dr. Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre where he poured out his heart on the state of the nation. Dr. Enenche, who was speaking during one of the Sunday [...]

September 26, 2018 Government and politics

Osun rerun: Why Adeleke can’t win election even with Omisore’s support – APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has declared that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and its candidate, Ademola Adeleke, would still lose the rerun of the governorship election in Osun even if they get the support of the Social Democratic Party, [...]

September 26, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari under fire for withdrawing Paris Club refund from Benue

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, in Benue State, yesterday expressed shock over the alleged withdrawal of the final tranche of the Paris Club refund earlier paid to the state government. Governor Samuel Ortom had last Thursday confirmed the receipt of [...]

September 26, 2018 Government and politics

Borno Governor, Shettima dissolves cabinet

Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, on Tuesday, ordered the immediate dissolution of the State Executive Council. A statement issued in Maiduguri by the Secretary to the Borno State Government, Alhaji Usman Jidda-Shuwa, directed all commissioners to hand over to permanent [...]

September 26, 2018 Government and politics

Osoba’s security men intercept drone flying over ex-gov’s home, arrest owners

Former Governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba, has alleged breach of security after a drone, which allegedly flew over his Abeokuta home, was intercepted. Two persons, who operated the drone, were apprehended by security operatives attached to the former governor’s [...]

September 26, 2018 Government and politics

Leah Sharibu’s mother, others sue IGP, AGF

Rebecca Sharibu, mother of the abducted Leah Sharibu, and others, have filed a N500million suit against the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) for their alleged failure to ensure the release of her [...]

September 26, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Always remain non-partisan, Buratai tells army officers

As the 2019 general elections draw nearer, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai has charged all army officers to always remain non-partisan under any circumstances. Buratai, who disclosed this while declaring the COAS’ second and [...]

September 26, 2018 Military

World Bank commits $124m to exploration of Nigeria’s industrial minerals

The World Bank has concluded a deal with the Federal Government to invest $123.5 million in the exploration of industrial minerals in Nigeria.The Consultant, Vitor Carrieia, disclosed yesterday in Abuja while unveiling the Industrial Minerals Roadmap that the document has [...]

September 26, 2018 Government and politics

Why nation’s health sector continues to falter, by experts

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has advanced reasons why the country’s health sector continues to falter after 58 years of independence.It charged the Federal Government to implement effective prescription policies to ensure that healthcare practitioners engage in ethical practices. [...]

September 26, 2018 Health issues

Buhari blames terrorism on Iraqi, Syrian fighters

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday reinterated his position that terrorism and insurgency in the Sahel region and Lake Chad Basin are fuelled by local runaway fighters from Iraq and Syria and arms from the disintegration of Libya. Buhari spoke in New [...]

September 26, 2018 Government and politics

2019: I have the capacity to turn Nigeria’s fortune around – Saraki

…I’ll Unbundle NNPC Politically-TambuwaBy Festus AhonASABA-PRESIDENT of the Nigeria Senate and presidential aspirant under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr Bukola Saraki, Tuesday said he has the capacity to turn the fortune of the country around, urging [...]

September 25, 2018 What the papers say

Assessing the Facebook Nigeria Initiative, 4 months after NG_HUB launch

Months after unveiling the Facebook Nigeria Initiative, a product of which is the NG_HUB in Yaba, Lagos the outline for the initiative remains unclear Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 25, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Village Capital and Techpoint to co-host panel discussion on accelerator models in Africa

Village Capital, in partnership with Techpoint, is hosting a panel during the Lagos Startup Week, to discuss the value proposition of accelerators, both African and international. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 25, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Looters’ List: Court adjourns Dokpesi’s N5bn suit against Buhari’s ministers

Dokpesi’s N5bn suit against Buhari’s ministers: The FCT High Court, Abuja, yesterday adjourned until October 23, the N5bn defamation suit, instituted by Chief Raymond Dokpesi against the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, and Attorney-General of the Federation and [...]

September 25, 2018 Government and politics

Osun Decides: PDP calls for arrest of REC Officer, Prof. Fuwape

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has asked the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, to do the needful by declaring its candidate in the Osun State governorship election, Ademola Adeleke winner of the poll.   PDP [...]

September 25, 2018 Government and politics

Despite owing BOI ₦5.9b, troubled Omatek recently got a lifeline that could help it bounce back

In 2017, shortly after the passing on of founder, Florence Seriki, Omatek Ventures had its factory shut down by court order. It turns out it defaulted on a billion-naira loan in took from the Bank of Industry in 2012. But [...]

September 25, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps