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Foreign investors bought less Nigeria bonds last year: debt office

Kindly Share This Story: Foreign investors cut their participation in Nigerian government bond auctions last year, buying just 4.39% of all bonds issued compared with the previous year when they bought 10.99%, a debt office presentation showed. The debt office [...]

January 16, 2020 What the papers say

Mustafi receives Arsenal lifeline, as Arteta struggles with injuries

Kindly Share This Story: Shkodran Mustafi has been offered an Arsenal lifeline as head coach Mikel Arteta admits he currently has a dearth of defensive options. Germany international Mustafi appeared certain to leave the Emirates Stadium either last summer or [...]

January 16, 2020 What the papers say

Sylva optimistic PIB will be passed before May

Kindly Share This Story: Timipre Sylva The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva says he is optimistic that the petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) pending before the National Assembly will be passed before May. Sylva disclosed this while briefing [...]

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Kwara ex-gov. left seven months unpaid salaries — Teachers’ Unions

Kindly Share This Story: Committee of Unions in Tertiary Institutions (CUTI), an amalgam of teachers in Kwara State Colleges of Education, has faulted the claim of former Governor Abdulfatahi Ahmed that his administration did not owe any workers on the [...]

January 16, 2020 What the papers say

C’River LGA Polls: PDP aspirant expresses confidence in huge support to emerge winner

By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja One of the aspirants for Yala Local Government Council chairmanship position in Cross River State, under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Cross River State Chapter, Mr. Godwin Offiono, has expressed confidence in [...]

January 16, 2020 What the papers say

Lady arrested in attempt to sell own infant in Kano

Kindly Share This Story: By Bashir Bello A 25 years old lady, identified as Miss Zainab Adam has been arrested by the Kano State Police Command while attempting to sell her one-month-old infant baby she allegedly delivered out of wedlock. [...]

January 16, 2020 What the papers say

Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Troops write PMB emotional letter

Kindly Share This Story: Assure victory over Boko Haram Appreciates COAS, Buratai’s role in leading counter-insurgency war In commemoration of the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day, some troops in the frontlines have penned an emotional letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, [...]

January 16, 2020 What the papers say

My husband is a wife-beater, woman tells court

Kindly Share This Story: A mother of three, Rukayat Sanusi, on Thursday prayed a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan to dissolve her 17-year-old marriage to her husband, Lanrewaju, whom she described as irresponsible. Presenting her case before Chief Ademola Odunade, [...]

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National Sports Festival: Edo holds state championship, as Obaseki lights up torch

Kindly Share This Story: Vice-Chairman, Team Edo, Mrs. Anehita Emeya (right), handing over the Edo Sports Festival unity torch to Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, at the Government House, Benin City, on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. The Edo State [...]

January 16, 2020 What the papers say

Jumia Group appoints Diana Owusu-Kyereko as Jumia Ghana’s first CEO

Having appointed Diana Owusu-Kyereko as the new CEO for its Ghana operations, Jumia might be on a mission to achieve gender parity at top executive levels Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 16, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Judgement of supreme court does not reflect voting during elections — Ihedioha

Kindly Share This Story: Gove Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State By Idowu Bankole The immediate past governor of Imo state, RT. Honourable Emeka Ihedioha has condemned the Tuesday judgement of the supreme court, led by the Chief justice of Nigeria, [...]

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Tanzanian government employees work 16 hours daily to meet SIM card registration deadline

In a race to meet up with its fast approaching SIM card registration deadline, Tanzania’s National Identification Authority ensured that its workers work 16-hour days to meet up with its biometric goals for January 20. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 16, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Boko Haram: Joy in Plateau over aid workers release

Kindly Share This Story: Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong By Marie-Therese Nanlong Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has commended security agencies particularly the Department of State Services for the rescue of five kidnapped aid workers by the Boko Haram [...]

January 16, 2020 What the papers say

Zimbabwean judiciary set to begin live-streaming during court proceedings

South Africa will no longer be the only African country that live-streams during court hearings as Zimbabwe is set to follow suit Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 16, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

US military to restart training Iraqi forces

Kindly Share This Story: United States Soldiers The United States military is resuming operations against Islamic State militants in Iraq and is working to soon restart training Iraqi forces, U.S. officials said Wednesday, despite deep divisions over the American drone [...]

January 16, 2020 What the papers say

Amotekun: National Youth Council appeals to FG to rescind decision

Kindly Share This Story: The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has appealed to the Federal Government to rescind its declaration that Amotekun is illegal in the overall benefit of the country. Operation Amotekun is a new security outfit inaugurated [...]

January 16, 2020 What the papers say

Solution to poor electricity beyond recapitalisation of Discos — Group

Kindly Share This Story: A group, the All Electricity Consumers Protection Forum, says the solution to the power challenges preventing stable electricity supply in the country lies beyond recapitalisation of the 11 Distribution Companies (Discos). Its National Coordinator, Mr Adeola [...]

January 16, 2020 What the papers say

Financial predictions for 2020: WhatsApp will give fintechs a tough time

Fintech expert, Adedeji Olowe makes some educated guesses on the Nigerian fintech space in 2020, with WhatsApp predicted to put fintechs under threat, a major fintech acquisition and the arrival of the Monzo of Africa Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 16, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Jihadists free five kidnapped aid workers in Nigeria

Kindly Share This Story: ISWAP fighters Islamic State-aligned jihadists have released five local aid workers abducted last month in violence-wracked northeastern Nigeria, security sources and one of those freed said Thursday. The aid workers were seized along with other passengers [...]

January 16, 2020 What the papers say

Financial predictions for 2020: WhatsApp will give fintechs a tough time

Fintech expert, Adedeji Olowe makes some of educated guesses on the Nigerian fintech space in 2020, with WhatsApp predicted to put fintechs under threat, a major fintech acquisition and the arrival of the Monzo of Africa Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 16, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Amotekun has come to stay in Southwest — NANS

Kindly Share This Story: The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Wednesday told the Federal Government that the Western Nigeria Security Network, code-named Amotekun, set up by the six Southwest States to combat crimes in the region, has come [...]

January 16, 2020 What the papers say

Uzodinma sworn-in as sixth governor of Imo

Kindly Share This Story: By Chinonso Alozie, Owerri Senator Hope Uzodinma, of the All Progressives Congress APC,  Wednesday gave four days to permanent secretaries and heads of parastatals to submit award of contracts made so far in the state. He [...]

January 16, 2020 What the papers say

Osun Governor commends Ashimolowo wife

Kindly Share This Story: …As over 21,000 widows recieve wrappers, N23m, food items By Josephine Agbonkhese On the first Saturday of the New Year, Osun State-based Kings University, venue of the annual Widows’ Celebration  of renowned clergyman, Rev Matthew Abiodun [...]

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TUC blows hot against casualisation of workers

Kindly Share This Story: Nigeria Labour Congress President, Ayuba Waba  By Victor Young TRADE Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, has threatened to make operations difficult for companies indulging in casualisation of workers in 2020. Read also: Supreme court judgment: Lawan [...]

January 16, 2020 What the papers say

How non-teaching staff sustained me in office beyond traducers’ expectations —LASU VC

Kindly Share This Story: By Adesina Wahab LASU VC, Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun VICE-Chancellor, Lagos State University, LASU, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, SAN, has said if not for the support and understanding of members of the non-teaching staff, some people did not [...]

January 16, 2020 What the papers say

Amotekun: Malami lacks power to ban it ― Makinde

Kindly Share This Story: Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde James Ogunnaike Oyo State governor, Engr Seyi Makinde on Wednesday visited former President Olusegun Obasanjo at his private residence located in the premises of Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, the [...]

January 16, 2020 What the papers say

Trump impeachment articles delivered to Senate

Kindly Share This Story: Donald Trump (Right) and Nancy Pelosi (Left) Articles of impeachment charging United States President, Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress were delivered to the Senate Wednesday, setting in motion a historic trial [...]

January 16, 2020 What the papers say

Messi picks former Man City man as toughest man-marker

Kindly Share This Story: Lionel Messi claims he’s not bothered by the man-marking he is regularly subjected to while playing for Barcelona and has picked Girona’s Pablo Maffeo as one of his toughest opponents. The 32-year-old’s skills and ability to [...]

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Brain Drain: we need better welfare package — Medical doctors

Kindly Share This Story: By Chioma  Obinna As Nigeria battles with brain drain in the health sector with a ratio of one doctor to 6,000 patients, medical doctors have urged the government to look beyond the minimum wage and come [...]

January 16, 2020 What the papers say