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Monthly Archives: September 2019

N32.83bn welcome package

Lawan, Gbajabiamila, Omo-agege, Others To Receive N32.83bn Welcome Package

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan; his deputy, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila; Deputy Speaker, Mr Ahmed Idris, and 465 other lawmakers are set to receive at least N32.83bn welcome package, investigation [...]

June 30, 2019 Government and politics
SERAP

SERAP Urges Orji Kalu, Goje, Okorocha, Others To ‘stop Collecting Pensions’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged all former governors now in the ninth Senate to “publicly commit to stop collecting pensions from their states while they serve as senators, return ‘pensions’ already collected to the public treasury, and [...]

June 30, 2019 Government and politics
Anthony Iwenjiora Burial

Anthony Iwenjiora Burial: GEJ, Patience, Obi, Ihedioha Visit Obi Of Onitsha

Anthony Iwenjiora Burial: Imo Governor, Ihedioha visits Obi of Onitsha The Governor of Imo State, His Excellency, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, CON, on courtesy visit to the Obi of Onitsha, His Royal Majesty, Igwe Nnaemeka Alfred Ugochukwu Achebe, at his Royal [...]

June 30, 2019 Government and politics
MVAA

MVAA: Lagos State Govt Calls For Collection Of Unclaimed Drivers’ Licence

The Lagos State Motor Vehicle Administration Agency (MVAA) has called on members of the public who had applied for drivers’ licences but are yet to collect same to visit stations where they applied and processed their documents for collection. A [...]

June 30, 2019 Transportation
Charles Idahosa

We were in Edo when Oshiomhole passed budget with nine lawmakers – Idahosa

A chieftain of All Progressives Party, APC, Charles Idahosa, in this interview, accuses the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole of masterminding the crisis in Edo State chapter of APC. With what happened in the House of Assembly, [...]

June 30, 2019 Government and politics
Arraign Bukola Saraki

EFCC To Arraign Bukola Saraki For Diverting N12 Billion From Treasury Kwara State

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has begun the process to arraign Bukola Saraki, immediate past President of the Nigerian Senate for allegedly diverting money from the treasury of the Kwara State. The EFCC is alleging that Saraki illegally [...]

June 30, 2019 Government and politics
ECOWAS Adopts ECO As Name Of Single Currency

ECOWAS Adopts ECO As Name Of Single Currency

Abuja – The Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government on Saturday adopted ECO as the name of the single currency to be issued in January 2020. The leaders at their 55th Ordinary Session in Abuja endorsed the name [...]

June 30, 2019 Economy
Mr. Nsima Ekere

Election Tribunal: Nsima, APC Apprehensive Over Failed Electronic Gadgets

The Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the just concluded general elections Mr. Nsima Ekere and his party caucus, are apprehensive following their inability to produce Audio/Video evidence from the multimillion naira surveillance gadgets they used during [...]

June 30, 2019 Government and politics
Niger President Replaces Buhari As ECOWAS Chairman

Niger President Replaces Buhari As ECOWAS Chairman

Niger President Replaces Buhari As ECOWAS Chairman Mahamadou was elected at the 55th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS leaders on Saturday in Abuja, taking over from the outgone President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria. A communiqué read by Mr. Mustapha Suleiman, [...]

June 30, 2019 Government and politics
Atiku

Atiku, PDP Urge Supreme Court To Grant Them Access To INEC Server

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general elections, Atiku Abubakar and his party have approached the Supreme Court to grant them access to a supposed server purportedly used to transmit election results by the Independent [...]

June 30, 2019 Government and politics
Ruga Cattle Project

A GOVERNMENT OF THE FULANI, BY THE FULANI AND FOR THE FULANI – FEMI FANI-KAYODE

On 6th February 2014 the Leader of IPOB and the Lion of the East, my friend and brother Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, said the following, “As they campaign vigorously for elections, you would think, they are coming to grow the economy, [...]

June 29, 2019 Ethno-linguistic groups

Nigerian govt writes British Parliamentary Group, denies persecution of Christians

The Nigerian government has repudiated claims by a group styling itself as Northern Christian Elders Forum, who falsely alleged that the Muhammadu Buhari administration is practising bigotry and alienating Christians. The response by the Nigerian government is contained in a [...]

June 29, 2019 International
Nafdac

NAFDAC suspends implementation of new tariffs

The governing council of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has suspended implementation of its new tariffs. The implementation was expected to have commenced on June 1 but did not go down well with some [...]

June 29, 2019 Health issues
Herdsmen Invade Ogun Village, Attack Village Head

Herdsmen Invade Ogun Village, Attack Village Head

Unknown herdsmen have invaded a village in Ogun state and attacked a 76-year-old village head, Chief Ismail Adasofunjo . Herdsmen along with their cows wait for buyers at Kara Cattle Market in Lagos, Nigeria, on April 10, 2019. The herdsmen [...]

June 29, 2019 General, Incidents
Yellow Fever

FG phases out old Yellow Card, replaces with new electronic version

The Federal Government has announced its plan to phase out completely, all old versions of Yellow Card and replace with a new e-Yellow Card with effect from Monday, July 1. Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Mr. Abdulaziz Mashi Abdullahi, [...]

June 29, 2019 Health issues
Ruga Settlement

Osinbajo and The Ruga settlement?

• Says FG Will Not Take States Land For Scheme • Govt. Secures 55,000 Hectares Of Land For Programme As the controversy surrounding the Federal Government’s plan to establish Ruga settlements for cattle herders across the country rages, Vice President [...]

June 29, 2019 Government and politics

Why Nigerians do not need cheaper smartphones

Smartphones are getting cheaper, but penetration is still low in Nigeria. What is the solution to this? Techpoint.Africa [...]

June 28, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: How to respectfully ask someone to get off your seat

This week on social media; Wole Soyinka, Tonye cole and the window seat, Busola Dalolo accuses COZA pastor of raping her and other stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

June 28, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Traffic Incident

Rising traffic robberies worsen Lagosians nightmare

It was a bitter pill to swallow for Ekene Okoro, a former media aide to former governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday night when at about 9:35p.m. he came face-to-face with some daredevil Lagos traffic robbers. Okoro had just dropped off [...]

June 28, 2019 Incidents
Gida Mustapha

Buhari to announce cabinet in July, says SGF

The long-awaited announcement of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet ministers will become a reality in July after the National Assembly completes its leadership processes and lawmakers resume from recess. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, disclosed [...]

June 28, 2019 Government and politics
Roads Lagos

Making Lagos traffic rules fair to all

For all the positives the Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration may have left as legacies, it was a four-year tenure that returned the state to a familiar path of chaos and flagrant disregard for law and order. Indeed, never has the state [...]

June 28, 2019 Transportation
Rice Okada

Porous borders, unending smuggling threaten local rice production

Notwithstanding Federal Government’s efforts to promote the production of rice in Nigeria, the continuous smuggling of the commodity to the extent of dominating the local market, is making nonsense of an existing ban with attendant capital flight. Rice is the [...]

June 28, 2019 Agriculture, Economy

“No Governor in South West should allocate any portion of our land”- Gani Adams

“No Governor in South West should allocate any portion of our land for cattle ranching or colony. Our history will not forget and forgive anyone of them who does so. Our land is not available for Miyetti Allah, so they [...]

June 28, 2019 Demographics

These are the present players in Nigeria’s motorcycling hailing industry

Techpoint takes a look at the profile of players presently in the Nigerian motorcycling hailing industry. Techpoint.Africa [...]

June 27, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Social media as the first feasible point of contact for financial services in Africa

The level of social media and instant messaging penetration in Africa has the potential of deepening financial inclusion in the continent. Techpoint.Africa [...]

June 27, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
IGP-Mohammed-Abubakar-Adamu

Likely hurdles before takeoff of state police

With the rising spate of insecurity spreading across the country, particularly with banditry and kidnapping taking frightening dimensions, even late convert President Muhammadu Buhari has seen reason to pursue the agenda of instituting state police. Apprehension about its possible abuse [...]

June 27, 2019 Law
Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed fails to appear in court over N2.5 billion DSO project

Former Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, yesterday failed to appear before Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo-Giwa of the Federal High Court, Abuja, to explain his role in the approval of N2.5 billion to Pinnacle Communications Ltd for the Digital Switch [...]

June 27, 2019 Law
Nigerians Commodities

Nigerians may pay more for commodities, as new duty regime bites

Nigerians may be bracing for higher prices of commodities as the spiral effect of the sudden increase in import duty by over 6.1 per cent by the Federal Government, takes toll on prices.Already, importers and manufacturers are groaning under the [...]

June 27, 2019 Business, Economy
Buhari

Outrage trails Buhari’s plan to settle Fulani herdsmen

• Benue, Edo, Delta, Igbo stakeholders caution against move • ‘Only fairness, equity can guarantee peace in Nigeria’ A policy by President Muhammadu Buhari to use public funds to set up Ruga farming settlements for herdsmen in 12 states has [...]

June 27, 2019 Government and politics
Femi Fani Kayode

Brexiting from Nigeria – Femi Fani-Kayode

BREXITING FROM NIGERIA “Every bird flies with its own kind. Crows fly with crows and eagles fly with eagles”- Muyhideen Ibn Arabi. Muyhideen Ibn Arabi (1165 AD -1240 AD) was one of the greatest clerics, philosophers, teachers, poets, intellectuals, spiritual [...]

June 27, 2019 Government and politics