The Nigerian tech scene is booming. Last year, Lagos-based startup Andela received $24m (£18.5m) in funding from Mark Zuckerberg. In 2015, financial technology startup Paystack – one of the first Nigerian tech companies to be accepted into renowned California-based startup accelerator Y Combinator – secured approximately $1.3m in seed investment from international investors. Within this growth, women are emerging as influential forces, and changing the … Continue reading Female developers are emerging as influential forces in the country’s booming technology sector.
The Senate has called for a review of Nigeria’s revenue sharing formula to give states and local government areas greater share than what they get in the current formula, which gives more to the federal government. The Senate said the current formula is “unconstitutional” and does not reflect the country’s present realities. The Senate on Wednesday rejected a constitutional review proposal to devolve greater powers … Continue reading Nigeria’s current revenue sharing formula ‘illegal’, Senate declares
￼The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has claimed that looters of Nigeria’s treasury over the years were those sponsoring the current agitation for restructuring and Biafra. Magu stated this while speaking on Friday at a stakeholder’s meeting in Kano. ￼ The anti-graft boss insisted that if the country must move forward, Nigerians must be determined to fight corruption … Continue reading ￼The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu reveals those funding Biafra agitations, Boko Haram
Lawyer and rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), yesterday said that no court of law in Nigeria had given legal backing to the powers of the National Assembly to either rewrite the appropriation bill or increase the budget estimates presented to it by the executive. The silk’s disclosure was in reaction to a statement credited to the National Assembly that its actions at altering the 2017 … Continue reading Falana tackles National Assembly over budget alterations
The French ambassador however, expressed concern that some other French companies were having challenges with Nigeria’s unclear fiscal policies in the Oil and Gas sector. The French Government has said that it has set aside one billion euros, which translates to about 410 billion Naira to be invested in the Nigeria Oil and Gas industry. France Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Denys Gauer, declared this … Continue reading There is a ray of hope for Nigeria’s foreign direct investment.
Cross River, Kaduna, Kano, Kwara, Lagos and Rivers States were created on May 27 1967 by General Yakubu Gowon and General Murtala Mohammed. Cross River State (The People’s Paradise) Cross River is a state in eastern Nigeria, in its South-South Geopolitical Zone, bordering Cameroon to the east. Its capital is Calabar, and name derived from the Cross River (Oyono), which passes through the state. … Continue reading Lagos State and other five states @ 50
The national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu says the nation will never allow the military to rule again, vowing that coup plotters will be resisted. He spoke on Monday at the Special Parliamentary Session to mark Lagos at 50 celebration at the State House of Assembly, Ikeja, Lagos, South-west Nigeria. He said the nation had gone too far to … Continue reading We’ll Never Allow Military Rule Again – APC Leader, Tinubu Vows to Resist Coup Plotters
Candidates for the 2017 Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, examination that began yesterday poured out their frustration over what they described as poor preparation by JAMB as most centres visited started late and had network failure among other issues. Sunday Vanguard reporters who visited some centres in Lagos observed that aside the delay that characterised the start up in some centres, two hours behind … Continue reading Network failure, other issues mar JAMB
In his 20 years of playing in the Nigerian league he claims to have never been subjected to such treatment. Gombe United goalkeeper Emmanuel Fabiyi has opened up on how he was attacked by his club fans after Wednesday’s rescheduled NPFL game against Enugu Rangers. Speaking on a radio programme on Thursday, the Benin Republic international said in his two decades of playing in the … Continue reading Gombe United Goalkeeper Attacked By Fans
The hushed and reflective mood at the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton was transformed on March 20, as the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, stopped by for an official visit. During the visit the 51st Ooni took the opportunity to speak to curators about various artifacts, including an ancient Yoruba crown, that have been donated to the museum … Continue reading Ooni of Ife: ‘We will tell our stories ourselves