- Substandard Products - Maritime Stakeholders Call for Return of SON to Ports [Vanguard] Following the rising rate of fake and substandard imports into Nigeria, Importers and licensed customs agents have called for the return of Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) to the ports.
- Court Orders Shell to Pay $3.6 Billion Fine Over Oil Spill [Daily Trust] Lagos -Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, sitting at a Federal High Court in Lagos has dismissed a suit by Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd challenging the imposition of $3.6billion fine on it by the Federal Government.
- No Concrete Evidence Islamic State Is Training Boko Haram - Army [This Day] Abuja -The Nigerian military said Wednesday there was no evidence that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) had sneaked in fighters from Syria to support Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria, as recently reported by the media.
- 2018 Budget - 12 Things to Know [Guardian] Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari signed the country's budget of 9.12 trillion naira today on Wednesday.
- Govt Plans Repatriation of 91,000 Refugees From Cameroon [Premium Times] The Federal Government says it will commence the voluntary repatriation of over 91,000 Nigerian refugees from Cameroon in July.
- Lawmakers Fail to Explain Why National Assembly Budget Rose [Premium Times] Members of the House of Representatives have defended the decision of the National Assembly to raise its budget from the initial N125 billion to N139.5 billion in 2018.
- Physical Examination Increases Cargo Dwell Time By Over 100% [Vanguard] The physical examination by the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS and other government agencies involved in cargo examination process at the nation's seaports has increased the cargo dwell time by over 100 percent.
- Eni, Shell Trial for Nigeria Kickbacks Opens in Italy [Vanguard] Oil giants Eni and Shell went on trial in Milan Wednesday on charges of corruption in Nigeria, with judges accepting to consider a request by Lagos for them to face civil liability charges.
- Casualties As Suicide Bombers Hit Crowded Borno Military Market [Vanguard] Maiduguri -The Borno state Police Command has confirmed the twin suicide attacks by suspected female terrorists onboard a tricycle (Keke Napep) on Wednesday in an attempt to infiltrate defunct 333 Artillery Mammy Military Market in Maiduguri, the state capital.
- Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Others Disagree Over Oil Supply [Vanguard] Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and other members of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, have disagreed over oil supplies as meeting of the organisation begins tomorrow in Vienna, Austria.
- Death Toll in Lagos Bridge Accident Rises [Guardian] One more person was recovered dead at the scene yesterday where a containerized truck fell on four vehicles at Ojuelegba on Tuesday night, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has said.
- I'm for All Nigerians - Buhari [Daily Trust] President Muhammmadu Buhari has declared that his interest is for all Nigerians, irrespective of ethnicity and religion.
- Oil Tariff Spat Is Short-Term Gain, Long-Term Pain - Opec [Leadership] OPEC, which has lost Chinese market share to U.S. oil producers, should in theory view a tariff spat between Beijing and Washington as a boon.
- University Fires Professor Involved in Sex-for-Mark Scandal [Premium Times] The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has dismissed a lecturer of the institution, Richard Akindele, who demanded sex from a female student to help her improve her grades.
- D'Tigers Continue Flawless Journey to China [Guardian] Expectations are high as D'Tigers, led by seasoned head coach, Alex Nwora, returned to the country to continue their perfect start on the road to China.
- Buhari Urged to Revisit Public Management Bili [Guardian] To efficiently address the problem of public service in Nigeria, the Presidency has been urged to revisit the Chartered Institute of Public Management of Nigeria Bill, 2017 with a view to signing it into law.
- Nigeria Maintains Teledensity Growth for Nine Consecutive Months [This Day] The Nigerian telecoms sector achieved steady teledensity growth in the last nine months to reach 114.66 per cent in April this year.
- June 12 As Day of National Atonement [Guardian] Whether it was an obligatory atonement emanating from genuine contrition, or an expedient after-thought contrived for political reasons, President Muhammadu Buhari's conferment of the national honour, Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) on, and his public apology to the late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the annulled 1993 presidential election, as well as the eventual declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day, are indeed acts of nobility and magnanimity.
- Enough of the JTF Killings [This Day] Security agencies should work within the rules of engagement
- PDP Berates Fayemi, APC Leaders for Failing to Visit Ado Monarchs [Guardian] Ado-Ekiti -The campaign organisation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s governorship candidate, Prof Kolapo Olusola has berated the All Progressives Congress (APC) for isolating the palace of the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe.
- 2019 - Over 100 Parties to Contest, Registered Voters Top 80 M - INEC [Daily Trust] The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said over 100 political parties may feature on the ballot paper in the forthcoming 2019 General Elections.
- Verve Champions Fight Against Non Communicable Diseases, Holds Fitness Session [This Day] As part of plans to curb Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDS) and improve fitness level among Nigerians, Pan-African payment card company, Verve International has engaged citizens in one of the largest single fitness session in the country.
- Senator - President Is Being Dishonest [Daily Trust] Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other financial institutions, Rafiu Ibrahim (APC, Kwara) has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari's statement that over 6,403 projects were introduced into the budget at the National Assembly.
- Two Female Bombers Die At a Military Mammy Market in Maiduguri [Premium Times] The Borno Command of the Nigerian Police Force said two female Boko Haram bombers died on Wednesday night while attempting to infiltrate 333 Artillery military hangout in Maiduguri.
- Kaduna in Lock Down, As El-Zakzaky Appears in Court [Daily Trust] Kaduna -There is serious traffic gridlock in Kaduna metropolis presently as the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Shiekh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky is expected to appear in court today.
- Absence of Judge Stalls El-Zakzaky's Trial [Vanguard] The absence of Justice Gideon Kurada of a Kaduna High Court on Thursday staled the arraignment of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat over alleged culpable homicide.
- Argentine Embassy Hosts Wine Summit [This Day] Wine consumers in Nigeria have been urged to pitch their tents with Argentine brands to experience the best of wine culture, the message was contained in a statement issued after a three-day wine-tasting summit held in celebration of World Malbec Day in Lagos.
- Police Shut Major Highways in Kaduna for El-Zakzaki's Arraignment [Premium Times] Major highways leading to Kaduna High Court along Independence Way in Kaduna metropolis were on Thursday shut ahead of the arraignment of the detained leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria also known as Shi'ite, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
- Unicef - Water Sanitation, Hygiene Can Address Malnutrition in Nigeria [This Day] The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has stated that access to portal water, improved sanitation and hygiene can prevent children from diarrhea and malnutrition.
- Anarchy of Nigerian Healthcare System [Daily Trust] Italy -While in many countries around the world, the poorer you are in terms of income the more government intervention on healthcare you receive as a citizen, in Nigeria, the opposite is the case. Here comes a country where the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is most accessible to federal government employees (the formal sector), and indeed even among the government employees the most seniors often enjoy the package more.
- Next-generation banking’s mobile makeover A new generation of bank customers will bypass physical branches and banking via the web almost completely in favour of completing transactions and accessing services from their mobile devices. Financial institutions are already scaling back branches and automating teller transactions, while launching mobile apps that offer a growing number of financial...
- Limiting the ransomware threat Cybercrime resulting in the loss of funds is at an all-time high. While the latest company to be in the spotlight as a result of being hacked is Liberty, there is a growing list of businesses who have been breached. Simon Campbell-Young, CEO of MyCybercare,...
- Special needs schools get a digital helping hand MiX Telematics, in partnership with iSchool Africa, have donated 50 Apple iPads and other technology equipment to both the Vera School for learners with autism and the Alta du Toit school for learners with intellectual and physical difficulties. “At MiX...
- Smart transportation—an African game changer Smart cities may seem like a futuristic concept, but their benefits are rapidly becoming evident around the world. Africa is no exception, with many of the approaches and technologies which combine to form a smart city being applied from Cape Town through to...
- Microsoft employees protest contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement More than 100 Microsoft employees have signed an open letter to Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella in protest of the company’s deal with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), an agency which has been separating members of families who illegally...
- Global fintech investors team up to promote responsible digital finance Innovations in digital technology have created new and exciting opportunities to reach unbanked and underbanked low-income customers in emerging markets as well as developed countries. Traditionally, these customer segments have been considered too risky and...
- How organisations can tackle security challenges to succeed with Digital Transformation With the recent data breach at Liberty, many organisations in South Africa are looking to adopt a more proactive approach to securing critical data. Last week, the insurer reported that hackers had infiltrated their IT infrastructure, acquired access to...
- Jumia building tomorrow’s African e-commerce infrastructure The chief executive officer of Jumia Nigeria, Juliet Anammah has revealed that the company’s integrated and interconnected ecosystem across its 23 markets in Africa has helped to build a solid foundation for the company in Nigeria and across Africa....
- Unlocking the power of personalisation through in-store Wi-Fi The exponential rise of disruptive technology trends has added a new dimension to consumer expectations. Connectivity is now one of the most critical differentiators and businesses have no choice but to provide customers with internet connectivity while they...
- Nokia prepares for future 5G network applications Nokia has completed a live network trial in Poland in collaboration with Orange to validate the benefits of cloud-optimised radio access networks for the smooth evolution to next-generation 5G technologies. The two companies trialled Cloud RAN technology to...
- AirtelTigo CEO resigns AirtelTigo has announced that its CEO Roshi Motman has decided to leave the company to pursue new opportunities. She will be replaced by Mitwa Kaemba Ng’ambi. Motman has enjoyed considerable successes during her time with first Tigo Ghana and subsequently...
- DTC 2018 is set to lead the Digital Transformation Conversation The Digital Transformation Congress seeks to be one of the most comprehensive technology events with a defined focus on digital transformation that will avail an unparalleled experience to the IT leader. The congress will take place on 26 July 2018 at the...
- Apple fined millions for Australia false iPhone claims Apple has been slapped with an A$9 million ($9.6m) fine by Australia’s Federal Court for making false or misleading claims to customers with faulty iPhones and iPads. The court action was started by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission...
- Cyber and digital skills top growth threats to private business Research conducted among 722 private business owners reveals that technology and digital skill threats loom large on the horizon. The PwC’s 21st Annual Global CEO survey shows that a third (39%) of private business leaders cite cyber threats as the...
- Assessing the human equation in the cybercrime epidemic Cybercrime is rampant in South Africa. In a 2017 report, Gartner predicted that cybercrime might become the greatest threat to every person, place, and thing in the world within the next five years. The recent data breach at Liberty is testament to this. Last...
- Voice shopping seen as new frontier Earlier this year, Google announced the introduction of Shopping Actions. According to Google the program “gives customers an easy way to shop your products on the Google Assistant and Search with a universal cart, whether they’re on mobile, desktop...