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Daily Archives: December 11, 2019

Asghar returns as Afghanistan captain eight months after sacking

Asghar Asghar Afghan was reappointed as Afghanistan captain on Wednesday just eight months after being controversially sacked as skipper, the war-torn country’s cricket board announced. The 31-year-old Afghan, who made 104 international appearances as captain after taking over following the [...]

December 11, 2019 What the papers say

US tells UN is ready to be flexible in North Korea talks

U.S President Donald J. Trump The United States is ready “to simultaneously take concrete steps” toward a deal aimed at getting North Korea to give up its nuclear and missile programs, but the Security Council must be prepared to respond [...]

December 11, 2019 What the papers say

Defamation: Edo ex-speaker demands N500m from APC chieftain

Mr Kabiru Adjoto Mr Kabiru Adjoto, former Speaker of Edo House of Assembly, on Wednesday demanded the sum of N500 million as compensation from the alleged suspended Edo APC secretary, Lawrence Okah for defamation of character. Adjoto also demanded an [...]

December 11, 2019 What the papers say

Court sacks Obalufe, orders Ooni to install Elugbuji as new monarch

By Shina Abubakar A State High Court, sitting in Osogbo, Osun State, yesterday, dethroned the Obalufe of Ife, Oba Idowu Adediwura, having declared his selection and coronation as Obalufe as illegal, null and void. Yoruba does not exist in Ifa [...]

December 11, 2019 What the papers say

HIV/AIDS: Kwara Dep. Gov. harps on regular medical check-up

HIV/AIDS The Kwara State Government has advised the Network of the People Living with HIV/AIDS on the need for regular medical check-up and intake of their medication so as to live long. The state Deputy Governor, Mr Kayode Alabi, gave [...]

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Police parade principal suspect in murder of Kogi PDP Women Leader

Suspect denies allegation, says killers were sent by party member By Boluwaji Obahopo Ocholi Edicha Lokoja—Kogi State Command, yesterday, paraded one Ocholi Edicha, 25, as the principal suspect in the killing of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Women Leader, Mrs [...]

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Akpabio pulls out of Akwa Ibom N’West senatorial rerun

***Urges APC to send his replacement to INEC Sen. Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs By Henry Umoru – Abuja Ahead of the rerun election in Essien Udim Local Government Area, North West Senatorial District in Akwa Ibom State, [...]

December 11, 2019 What the papers say

Maj. Gen. Buhari: You don’t have right to change Buhari’s official title, Presidency tells Punch 

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru  The Presidency yesterday said that it was not within the power or rights of a newspaper to unilaterally change the official title of President Muhammadu Buhari.  The Presidency was reacting to the editorial policy of Punch of [...]

December 11, 2019 What the papers say

UNICEF to train stakeholders on child protection issues in Kaduna — official

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), plans to train relevant stakeholders to ensure an adequate and professional response to child protection issues in Kaduna State. Mr Dennis Onoise, Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF Kaduna, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) [...]

December 11, 2019 What the papers say

Teacher’s aide busted for having sex with two students in community pool

A Florida teacher’s aide was arrested for allegedly having sex with two 15-year-old students in a community pool near her condo building, a report said. The aide, 27-year-old Kirstie None Rosa, allegedly had sex with one of the students several [...]

December 11, 2019 What the papers say

WhatsApp to discontinue support for some mobile OS versions beginning from February 2020

You might not be able to use WhatsApp from February 1 2020 without upgrading your Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone operating systems. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 11, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

UNICEF supports KDSG to eliminate child abuse by 2030 – Official

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is supporting Kaduna State Government to eliminate child abuse by 2030 in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Mr Dennis Onoise, Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF Kaduna, made this known in an interview with [...]

December 11, 2019 What the papers say

Sudan resumes peace talks with opposition in Juba

Sudan’s Transitional Government on Wednesday resumed peace talks in Juba, South Sudan capital, with various armed opposition groups that fought against the regime of former President Omar al-Bashir. The Deputy Head, Sudan Transitional Council, Mohamed Hamdan-Daqlu, said they aimed to [...]

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Buhari’s security agencies pose danger to democracy ― CHURAC

President Muhammadu Buhari By Emma Amaize Centre for Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Crusade, CHURAC, has observed that President Muhammadu Buhari and security agencies constitute big threats to democracy in the country. President of the group, Cleric  Alaowei,  stated this in [...]

December 11, 2019 What the papers say

Suspension of cash transactions at NIPOST: A case of putting the cart before the horse

How activities at some branches of NIPOST point to the fact that the establishment is not ready to follow the directives of the minister of communications and digital economy to go cashless. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 11, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Saudi Aramco shares jump 10% on stock market debut

Saudi Aramco (2222.SE) shares surged the maximum permitted 10% above their initial public offering (IPO) price on their Riyadh stock market debut on Wednesday, closing in on the $ 2 trillion valuation long sought by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin [...]

December 11, 2019 What the papers say

Meet the Nigerian developer that runs free online digital skills training on Facebook and Slack

At a time when it is expensive to learn digital skills in Nigeria, a female developer — Iniobong Udoh — and her team offers free online and offline digital training to youths to give them employment advantages Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 11, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Our current findings shocking – Abia Committee on verification of NDDC projects laments

Members of the Committee on the Verification of NDDC Projects in Abia State have expressed shock at the level of discrepancies in the status of works recorded as done in the State by contractors and their actual status on ground. [...]

December 11, 2019 What the papers say

The Journey: Bridging the knowledge gap for African startups with Techpoint Startup School

Our founder and CEO, Adewale Yusuf shares the journey to establishing the Techpoint Startup School and plans for the future. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 11, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

UNN inaugurates Chinua Achebe’s Literary Court

Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Prof. Nnanyelugo Okoro (left) Engr, Emeka Kenneth Nwabueze (right) during the commissioning of the Chinua Achebe Literary Court) By Ikechukwu Odu NSUKKA—The University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, has inaugurated Chinua Achebe’s Literary [...]

December 11, 2019 What the papers say

Teenager bags one year jail term over sexual encroachment on stepmother

 A Sharia Court sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State, on Tuesday, sentenced a teenage student, Anas Sidi-Baba, to one-year imprisonment over sexual encroachment on, and criminal intimidation of, his stepmother. After the defendant had pleaded guilty of the offence, he [...]

December 11, 2019 What the papers say

Digital Identity for Nigeria: Funding, adequate political will highly needed — NIMC DG

By Prince Osuagwu Nigeria’s national identity programme will not succeed unless there is strong political commitment on the part of government backed by adequate funding, the Director-General of the National Identity Management Commission, (NIMC), Engr. Aliyu Aziz, has warned. N263bn [...]

December 11, 2019 What the papers say

How Google, 9mobile, Transsion plan for enhanced internet, affordable smart phones

•Affordable smartphones By Prince Osuagwu, Hi-Tech Editor In an effort to provide Nigerians with high-speed data and deepen mobile broadband internet access, Internet provider, 9mobile has collaborated with search engine company, Google and mobile devices manufacturer, Transsion, the parent company [...]

December 11, 2019 What the papers say

N80 bn budget for 23 Kaduna LGAs scales 2nd reading

The Kaduna State House of Assembly on Tuesday set aside its rules to deliberate on the N80.53 billion budget for the 23 local government councils in the state. The appropriation bill, which scaled second reading, was referred to the House [...]

December 11, 2019 What the papers say

Palliative work: Gridlock almost grounded Tin-can port operations – Port Manager

By Godfrey Bivbere The Port Manager, Tin-can Island Port, Umar Garba, has said that the gridlock along the Tin-can – Mile2 end of the Apapa/Oshodi expressway almost grounded port operations. Garba who spoke to Vanguard Maritime Report on the issue, [...]

December 11, 2019 What the papers say

Lawmaker begs Buhari to fix roads, electricity in constituency

President Muhammadu Buhari By Tordue Salem A member of the House of Representatives, representing Ado/Okpokwu/Ogbadigbo Federal Constituency of Benue State, Rep. Francis Otta Agbo, has pleaded with the Federal government to address the neglect of his constituency in the area [...]

December 11, 2019 What the papers say

Experts advocate mental health therapy for GBV victims

Dr. Zubairu Attah, a Consultant and Specialist on gender issues, on Tuesday in Lagos, stressed the need for mental health therapy for victims of sexual abuse and other Gender-Based Violence (GBV). Attah made the call while presenting a paper on [...]

December 11, 2019 What the papers say

Ancelotti sacked despite guiding Napoli to Champions League last 16

Napoli’s Italian head coach Carlo Ancelotti (L) congratulates Napoli’s Belgian forward Dries Mertens at the end of the UEFA Champions League Group E football match Napoli vs Genk on December 10, 2019 at the San Paolo stadium in Naples. (Photo [...]

December 11, 2019 What the papers say