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Carbon supports Techpreneurs in Africa with $100,000 fund initiative

Carbon has introduced Disrupt Fund, a $100,000 Pan-African fund, to reduce the lack of funding holding back budding tech entrepreneurs on the continent. In a statement issued by Carbon and seen by Nairametrics, the Fintech firm disclosed that it is committed to helping ‘Techpreneurs’ surmount funding challenges limiting their operations. Details: Disrupt Fund was designed to invest […]

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Despite intensive advertising, International Breweries reported lower revenue and a loss

By all means, International Breweries Plc was very aggressive with its marketing and advertising strategies in 2019. However, it appears that the effort did not quite reflect in the brewer’s bottom line. This is because not only did revenue drop, there was a loss after tax of N9.1 billion in Q4 2019. International Breweries is the second-largest brewer […]

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Bayelsa Assembly Speaker, Bubuo-Obolo steps down for Deputy, Abraham

The Bayelsa State House Assembly has elected Deputy Speaker, Abraham Ngobere, as the new Speaker of the Assembly. The Assembly Speaker, Monday Bubou-Obolo, stepped down to pave way for Abraham. This is because of the fact that the newly inaugurated Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, is from the same Senatorial District as the former Speaker, […]

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BREAKING: NDDC gets new MD as Buhari reorganizes commission

The Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has been reorganized by President Muhammadu Buhari. President Buhari on Wednesday replaced Barrister Joy Nunieh with Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei, as Acting Managing Director. Buhari also approved the enlargement of the IMC from three to five. The five members of the committee are now: […]

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DSS embarks on massive arrest of tanker drivers for embarking on strike

There was Pandemonium in Kano on Tuesday as the operatives of the Department of State Security, DSS, went berserk against members of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers who are closing filling stations in protest. Already, reports indicate that several members of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers have been arrested in Kano for what the DSS termed illegal […]

Opinions

Insecurity: where do we go from here?

By abiodun KOMOLAFE Have you watched the video clips of the gruesome execution of Lawan Andimi and Roypvil Dalyep by Boko Haram? Have you ever imagined what it feels like to take one’s loved ones away with hopes of reuniting with them waning with each passing day? Have you for once paused to ponder the pains and the trauma of Nigerians who have become widows, widowers and orphans as well as those whose […]

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After 2 soldiers killed, army raids Plateau Fulani settlers, burns 100 homes

After killing two soldiers and injuring one other, Fulani settlers in X-Land Barkin Ladi in Plateau State have experienced the full rage of the Nigerian Army in return. On Tuesday, soldiers raided the Fulani settlement, burned an estimated 100 homes and arrested some persons. The retaliation was provoked by the attack on Sunday on men […]

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Slain Aso Rock Director: Her last moments on Social Media

Ms Laetitia Naankang Dagan, an Assistant Director of Administration at the State House, Abuja, who was assassinated on Monday in her apartment has a low key presence on social media. Dagan was on Monday night assassinated by unidentified persons in her apartment. The Permanent Secretary, State House, Abuja, Jalal Arabi, disclosed this on Tuesday, saying […]

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Nigeria rated 174 out of 180 countries in global child well-being survey

Nigeria has been ranked among the bottom 10 countries performing poorly in terms of children’s well-being. The ranking is based on factors including child survival, health, education, nutrition, equity and income gaps. A report on the future of the World’s Children by the WHO and UNICEF rated Nigeria 174 out of 180 countries, lagging behind […]

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Coronavirus caused by corruption – Magu

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has opined that corruption was responsible for the deadly Coronavirus ravaging China. Magu spoke yesterday during the passing out parade of 281 cadets of the EFCC Detective Inspector Course-5, at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna. The anti-corruption Czar also stated that the fight against […]

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Filling stations stop operations in Port Harcourt over ‘fight’ with security agencies

Most filling stations in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital have shut down operations following the disagreement between tanker drivers and security agencies in the state. Our correspondent who monitored the industrial action by the filing station operators reports that queues have continued to build up in most filling stations in the state capital. Speaking […]

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EFCC arraigns Ex-Sterling Bank staff, wife for allegedly stealing N2.7m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, Wednesday arraigned an ex-banker, Akinwole Oluwaseun Dosunmu, alongside his wife, Motunrayo Olanike Dosunmu for allegedly stealing N2.7m from Sterling bank PLC. The duo were brought before Justice Ladiran Akintola of the Oyo State High Court, Ibadan. EFFCC acting spokesman, Tony Orilade who disclosed this in […]

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Edwin Clark cautions Buhari over Bulkachuwa’s successor, Service Chiefs

Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari over the appointment of successor of the outgoing President of Court of Appeal. NAN reports that he also advised Buhari to sack Service Chiefs. Clark, represented by a former Ambassador to the Scandinavian countries, Amb. GodKnows Igali, said this in Abuja, at a book launch. […]

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CCB probes CJN, NJC, Delta Judiciary, others over alleged child trafficking, illegal adoption of children

The Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, has commenced probe on the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, the National Judicial Institute, the Delta State Judiciary and others over an alleged child trafficking and illegal adoption of children in Delta State. The investigation on a petition dated 26/11/19 borders on abuse of powers in the illegal adoption […]

Entertainment

If you thought Í’d die, I did not die” – Tonto Dikeh addresses those who ”came to give her food in her dream last night”

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh took to Instagram to address those who ”came in her dream last night to give her food.” The actress woke up at 3:00am after having the dream, to share a post on Instagram. She said she was given party jollof rice and chicken in her dream and she ate them all. […]