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Coalition Urges Buhari to Review Decision on the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill

A coalition of civil society organisations promoting the objectives of digital rights in Nigeria and the rest of Africa has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to review his decision on the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill.In a statement released on Friday, the Coalition said, “We write to express our disappointment in President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to decline assent to the Digital ...

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Government of Japan releases USD 1.5 million for Stabilization activities in North-East Nigeria

The Government of Japan has released USD 1,500,000 to fund community stabilization activities in Nigeria’s North-East region. These funds will be utilized through an ongoing programme launched in 2016, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme in Nigeria. The interventions being implemented in the region are aimed at supporting victims of Boko Haram insurgency in the three most affected States ...

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NIGERIAN ARMY DISTANCES SELF FROM KOGI STATE INTERNAL SQUABBLE

The Nigerian Army has released a statement on 2nd April, distancing itself from whatever may look like internal squabble in Kogi state. According to the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa “Nigerian Army has received a report of the purported or planned use of soldiers to remove and eject the Kogi State Chief Judge from his official residence.” ...

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I Was Neither Arrested Nor Detained By Police — Mike Adamu Says

Businessman, Mike Adamu has denied being arrested or detained by the Nigerian Police over a purported court order. Mr. Adamu, who is the CEO of Reform Sports West Africa Limited and son of Amos Adamu, former Director-General, National Sport Commission, made this assertion via a press statement he signed and sent to the media on Sunday. The statement became necessary ...

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Recent NIBSS Data findings reveals the rise in failed POS Transactions in Nigeria!

Data from the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) shows that POS transactions have fallen since the start of 2019. 2018 was a very vibrant year for POS transactions. According to NIBSS data, POS transactions in Nigeria topped N2.3 trillion. That’s an incredible 65% leap from the N1.4 trillion recorded in 2017. However since the start of 2019, POS transactions have dropped month ...

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Experts express displeasure over President Buhari’s Refusal to sign DRF bill into Law

The Media Rights Agenda, MRA, on Friday, March 22 criticised the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill into Law, describing his reasons as illogical and evidence of his Administration’s unwillingness to uphold and protect the freedom of expression and other human rights of Nigerians in the online environment. In a statement in Lagos, ...

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Kidney Transplant: Save Leo Mezie by Sending Money to Him Directly says AGN National President

By Theresa Moses Disgruntled  by controversy surrounding activities with regards to raising funds for a kidney transplant for popular actor, Mr. Leo Mezie, President, Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) Mr. Ejezie Emeka Rollas has appealed to the public to desist from sending monies to accounts that are not in Mezie’s name so that he can have access to the funds. ...

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#EarthHour2019 to inspire global awareness, action on the importance of nature

Today, Saturday 30 March 8:30 p.m. local time, skylines around the world will go dark as millions of people celebrate Earth Hour to show their commitment to protect the planet. As nature declines like never before, coupled with the ever-present challenge of climate change, Earth Hour 2019 will focus on raising awareness on why nature matters and inspiring global action ...

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Uber Acquires Careem, Dubai cab enterprise in a $3.1 Billion Deal!

There are indications that on demand taxi platform, Uber Technologies will be announcing a $3.1 billion cash-and-share deal to acquire its Dubai-based rival, Careem Networks this week. Uber is acquiring Dubai-based rival Careem for $3.1 billion pic.twitter.com/XRj5yARGYE— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) March 24, 2019 According to Bloomberg, inside sources report that the U.S. ride-hailing giant will pay $1.4 billion in cash and $1.7 billion in ...

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Power sector reveals new daily energy peak of 110,724.93mwh

The power sector recorded a new daily grid energy peak of 110,724.93MWH on March, 20, Transmission Company of Nigeria has said. Ndidi Mbah, TCN General Manager, Public Affairs in a statement in Abuja on Saturday said the new figure recorded was an improvement on the previous maximum daily grid energy peak of 109,372,01MWH attained on February 2, 2016. Mbah, said that ...

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