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Daily Archives: March 22, 2019


Documents show Buhari’s govt. illegally diverted N378billion NLNG dividend

The federal government illegally diverted $1.05 billion (N378 billion at N360 to a dollar) sourced from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) dividend funds to secretly fund subsidy payment on petroleum products, PREMIUM TIMES can report today. The diversion details [...]

November 5, 2018 Government and politics

The legal implications of crowdfunding your startup in Nigeria

As crowdfunding is becoming an increasingly popular fund-raising alternative for startups on the international scene, Temidayo Dauda (for Techpoint Publishing Partner, Babalakin and Co) explores the legal implications for startups in Nigeria. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 5, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

SERAP gives Buhari 14 days to order Ganduje’s probe

Anti-corruption group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to order the probe of Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, following some video clips on the Internet showing the governor allegedly collecting kickbacks from contractors. The [...]

November 5, 2018 Government and politics

Open Banking Nigeria can democratise access to the Nigerian banking system, but there’s a challenge

Amidst ongoing debates about whether or not fintechs are a threat to the Nigerian banking industry, a non-for-profit organisation is working on the Open Banking initiative, in a move that will favour fintechs. It has met some hurdles, but not [...]

November 5, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

APC calls for probe of Atiku’s trip to Dubai

Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Yekini Nabena,  has called on security agencies to probe the recent “strategy meeting” held by ex-Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party in Dubai. Atiku, who is [...]

November 5, 2018 Government and politics

Labour leaders shun meeting with Federal Government

The Nigeria Labour Congress has said it will no longer enter into any negotiation with the government on a minimum wage for workers. NLC, which is one of the umbrella bodies for workers, made the position of labour known on [...]

November 5, 2018 Government and politics

PDP seeks probe of WAEC, presidency over attestation certificate

PDP seeks probe of WAEC: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the investigation of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and President Muhammadu Buhari by the International Police (INTERPOL) over the attestation certificate awarded to the latter. The [...]

November 5, 2018 Government and politics

Gas production leaps as NNPC records 1,858 vandalised pipelines

A total of 230.35 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas was produced in the country in July this year, averaging a daily production of 7,678.17 million standard cubic feet (mmscfd), the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has disclosed. The [...]

November 5, 2018 Oil & Gas

Police parade 19 suspects over death of Alkali

The Plateau State police command yesterday paraded 19 suspects handed over to them by the military, stating their levels of involvement in the disappearance and death of Major Geneneral Idris Alkali (rtd). The police said six out of the eight [...]

November 5, 2018 Government and politics

ASUU begins strike, labour mobilises for tomorrow

ASUU begins strike: As its tomorrow’s deadline for strike draws close, organised labour did not attend the conciliatory meeting with the Federal Government’s team in Abuja yesterday. It said it was not invited. In a related development, the Academic Staff [...]

November 5, 2018 Economy