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[VIDEO] Mbaka’s Prophecy: Religious figures should not be involved in politics — Akintobi, Agada

[VIDEO] Mbaka’s Prophecy: Religious figures should not be involved in politics — Akintobi, Agada

Kindly Share This Story: [embedded content] By Idowu Bankole and Precious Chukwudi The Supreme Court on Tuesday evening sacked Governor Emeke Ihedioha and announced the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Hope Uzodinma as the winner of the governorship election in [...]

January 15, 2020 What the papers say

Under fire in India Amazon offers small business owners $1bn olive branch

Kindly Share This Story: Amazon.com Inc CEO Jeff Bezos said his company will invest $ 1 billion to bring small businesses online in India, reaching out to some of his fiercest critics in a goodwill visit that saw him donning [...]

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Russian government resigns as Putin proposes changes

Kindly Share This Story: Putin Russia’s government has resigned, a few hours after President Vladimir Putin proposed sweeping constitutional changes that could prolong his stay in power. If approved by the public, the proposals would transfer power from the presidency [...]

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2023: Okowa’ll not be distracted with early campaigns — Aniagwu

Kindly Share This Story: By Festus Ahon – Asaba Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, on Wednesday, said the State Government cannot be distracted with early campaigns, insisting that the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa would remain focused [...]

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Supreme Court used her eagle eyes to give me justice – Uzodinma

Kindly Share This Story: Hope Uzodinma By Nwafor Sunday Senator Hope Uzodinma, has quashed canard making rounds that he was not supposed to be declared winner of March 9, 2019, Imo gubernatorial election, saying that the apex court used her [...]

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Tambuwal appoints ex-media aide, 3 others as permanent secretaries

Kindly Share This Story: Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has approved the appointment of his former Senior Special Assistant on Media and Public Affairs, Malam Abdullahi Danko, and three others as permanent secretaries [...]

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Ukrainian plane crash: Nigerian reported dead Cries Out

Kindly Share This Story: Bernard Adeleye, Mr Bernard Adeleye, referred to as Nigerian Boeing trainee reported to be among the victims of the ill-fated Jan. 8 Ukrainian plane crash in Iran, says he is still alive. Adeleye, who is the [...]

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[Video] Interesting analysis: Why Hope Uzodinma was declared winner

[Video] Interesting analysis: Why Hope Uzodinma was declared winner

Kindly Share This Story: The Supreme Court on Tuesday evening sacked Governor Emeke Ihedioha and announced the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Hope Uzodinma as the winner of the governorship election in Imo State March 2019. Hope Uzodinma, a man [...]

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Here is why Telcos recycle phone numbers

With more cases of people getting into distressing situations for acquiring recycled phone numbers, Techpoint gets the standpoint of a network provider representative on the need for recycling and how users are protected Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 15, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Pope appoints first woman junior foreign affairs minister

Kindly Share This Story: Pope Francis Pope Francis has for the first time promoted a woman to a junior ministerial post in the Vatican’s foreign affairs department. Italy-born Francesca Di Giovanni was appointed Undersecretary for the Section for Relations with [...]

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How Femi Longe, co-founder of Co-creation Hub, wants to tackle unemployment in Africa with his new startup, Qiesto

After leaving Co-creation Hub, Femi Longe turned his sights to a new challenge, Qiesto. Here, he tells us how and why he is trying to solve one of Africa’s biggest problems: unemployment. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 15, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Iraqi powerful cleric calls for massive protests against US troops

Kindly Share This Story: Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr Iraq’s influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr escalated his rhetoric Tuesday against the U.S. influence in Iraq, calling civilians to participate in a “million-person” march for the removal of American troops in [...]

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Cleric, aides obtain N36m from woman to solve her ‘spiritual problems’

Kindly Share This Story: The police arraigned a cleric, Sule Shaibu, 70, and his two assistants, Wasiu Salami and Francis Akinola, in an Iyaganku Magistrates’ court sitting in Ibadan on Wednesday for allegedly obtaining N36million from a woman to solve [...]

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Police arrest man who allegedly kills friend to inherit truck

Kindly Share This Story: File Photo By Demola Akinyemi – Ilorin Kwara State police commissioner, Mr Kayode Egbetokun on Wednesday paraded a suspect one, Jamiu Suleiman, a truck driver based in Lagos who allegedly killed his friend, ’’Baba Oyin’’ because [...]

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Videos: Armed Forces Rememberance Day Celebrations

Videos: Armed Forces Rememberance Day Celebrations

Kindly Share This Story: Today, January 15, is set aside by the Nigerian Government as Armed Forces Remembrance Day (AFRD) Celebrations to honour Nigerian fallen heroes who sacrificed their lives for the good of the nation. Kindly Share This Story: [...]

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Where does having fewer expat founders put the Nigerian startup ecosystem?

Public perception often ties foreign expat involvement in the African ecosystem with higher prospects. With Nigeria as a major outlier, this is really not the case Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 15, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

#ArmedForcesRemembranceDay: Nigerians pay glowing tributes to fallen heroes

Kindly Share This Story: President Muhammadu Buhari honouring fallen military heroes “The labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain,” that emotional line of the national anthem is one that both friends and enemies alike all gather to [...]

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World, Olympic women’s hurdles champs set for Boston duel

Kindly Share This Story: athletics Reigning world outdoor 100m hurdles champion Nia Ali and reigning Olympic 100m hurdles champion Brianna McNeal will meet in a 60m hurdles showdown at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix, organizers announced Thursday. The January 25 [...]

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Soldiers who died in service are martyrs ― Abiodun

Kindly Share This Story: Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun James Ogunnaike – Abeokuta The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, Sunday, said those military officers who died in active service should be regarded as martyrs. He enjoined the people of [...]

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Osun Assembly suspends Osogbo South LCDA chairman

Kindly Share This Story: …We are not aware of resolution ―Councillors Rt. Hon. Timothy Owoeye (APC), Speaker Osun State House of Assembly By Shina Abubakar – Osogbo Osun State House of Assembly has suspended the embattled Chairman of Osogbo South [...]

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Customs creation of new commands’ll increase revenue collection—Expert

Kindly Share This Story: By Godfrey Bivbere THE creation of new Commands by the leadership of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, will enhance the Service’s revenue collection, a maritime expert, Prince Olusegun Ologbese, has said. Olugbese who disclosed this in [...]

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FG secures $1.46bn to fund completion of Ajaokuta steel

Kindly Share This Story: By Udeme Akpan THE Federal Government has secured $ 1.46 billion for the completion of work on Ajaokuta Steel, which has been moribund for decades. Electricity Tariff hike: FG’s double standard The Minister of Mines and [...]

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NIMASA, Navy partner to commercialize floating dockyard

Kindly Share This Story: Why it couldn’t be delivered to Okerenkoko – NIMASA By Godwin Oritse THE Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, and the Nigerian Navy have concluded plans to put the agency’s controversial floating dock to commercial [...]

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Islamic State group claims deadly attack in Niger

Kindly Share This Story: ISWAP fighters The Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for an attack on an army base in western Niger on January 9 that killed scores of soldiers, the monitoring group SITE said. “Clashes took place, [...]

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Imo: Why Supreme Court sacked Ihedioha, declared Uzodinma winner

Kindly Share This Story: ….CJN-led panel to determine Tambuwal’s fate Monday Ihedioha-Uzodinma By Ikechukwu Nnochiri The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, sacked governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo state, even as it declared Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressive Congress, APC, [...]

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Lukaku double sends Inter into cup quarters, Lazio and Napoli cruise

Kindly Share This Story: Romelu Lukaku scored after just 21 seconds as he bagged a brace in a 4-1 thumping of Cagliari that fired Inter Milan into the last eight of the Italian Cup, while Lazio and Napoli are set [...]

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Mbaka’s prophecy: Social media goes wild as Supreme Court sacks Ihedioha

Victor Ogunyinka “Even though Ihedioha has won in a tribunal and at the Appeal Court, that doesn’t mean that he will triumph in Supreme Court enough of all this brouhaha…” Those were the exact words of the controversial Catholic priest, [...]

January 15, 2020 What the papers say