- Abducted Dapchi Schoolgirls Released [Premium Times] Reports reaching PREMIUM TIMES from Dapchi village of Yobe State indicate that the girls abducted from a school in the town have been released.
- Army Wants Amnesty International to Prove Dapchi Allegations [Vanguard] The Nigerian Army have on Tuesday evening replied Amnesty International over a statement credited to it claiming that troops failed to protect Dapchi school girls from terrorists.
- Insurgency, Security Issues in Hot Spots Would Be Dealt With Quickly [Daily Trust] The chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Yusuf Tukur Buratai on Tuesday reiterated the Army's commitment to quickly put to an end and bring to a favourable condition all matters of insurgencies and security challenges across the country.
- 11 Soldiers Feared Dead After Attack at Military Base [Premium Times] Eleven Nigerian soldiers are feared killed during an attack by armed bandits on a Nigerian military detachment at Kamfanin Doka, along Funtua road in Birnin Gwari Local government Area of Kaduna State.
- WHO Warns Nigeria, 15 Other African Countries of Listeriosis Outbreak [Vanguard] WHO on Wednesday warned Nigeria and 15 other African countries of a listeriosis outbreak that started in South Africa in 2017, confirming its support for their preparedness and response to the disease.
- #Dapchi - Borno Govt Shuts Down Boarding Schools Indefinitely [Premium Times] The Borno State Government has approved the closure of all boarding secondary schools located outside Maiduguri, the state capital.
- You Lied, Former President Replies VP [Premium Times] A former President, Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo lied over claims that the Jonathan administration embezzled some funds a few weeks to the 2015 general elections.
- Trial of Biafra Members Resumes Without Nnamdi Kanu [Premium Times] The Nigerian government on Tuesday filed a fresh three-count charge of treasonable felony against four members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
- Buhari Gives Agencies Marching Orders to Submit Budget Details [Premium Times] After months of buck-passing between the executive and the legislature, the presidency has admitted that some government agencies are yet to submit required details to lawmakers before the 2018 budget is passed.
- Buhari Approves Negotiations for $15 Billion Loans to Finance Rail Projects [Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has approved that negotiation should be carried out for $15 billion loan for the completion of work on the Port Harcourt - Maiduguri rail project.
- #DapchiGirls - Nigerian Govt Revises Number of Released Girls [Premium Times] The Nigerian government has revised the number of Dapchi girls released from the captivity by Boko Haram to 101.
- Nigerians React to Release of Dapchi Girls [Premium Times] Reports that 76 of the 110 missing Dapchi girls have been released by Boko Haram militants have been met with mixed reactions by Nigerians.
- Nigeria's Locally-Produced Vaccines Ready 'Within the Next 3-4 Years' [Premium Times] Locally-produced vaccines in Nigeria will be ready in about four years, Oyewale Tomori, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Biovaccines Nigeria Limited, has said.
- Currency Deal With China Stalls Two Years After Talks [Guardian] Two years after the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari announced that the country was in advanced talks with China for a currency swap deal, the scheme has failed to take off.
- Lost Archive From Chinua Achebe's Secondary School Recovered [Premium Times] An academic has reportedly recovered rare historical sources from the school the late Nigerian literary icon, Chinua Achebe attended in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.
- Inauguration of Boards Set to Trigger Activities At MDAs [Leadership] The delay in the inauguration of Board of agencies and parastatals by the federal government has been blamed for the slow pace of government activities in nearly all the Ministries Department and Agencies (MDA)
- Group Supports 400 Schools Girls With Re-Usable Sanitary Pads [This Day] Soroptimist International Nigeria has provided re-usable sanitary pads for 400 female students of Gbaja Girls Senior High School and New Era Girls Senior Secondary School, Surulere, Lagos.
- Arms Importation - Kogi SA Security Sues Dino Melaye, Seeks N100 Million Damages [This Day] About 12 days after he was accused of illegally importing prohibited arms into the country, the Special Adviser on Security to the Kogi State Government, Commander Jerry Omodara (rtd.), tuesday sued Senator Dino Melaye.
- 2019 - Nasarawa Deputy Speaker Joins Governorship Race [Leadership] The Deputy Speaker of Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Godiya Akwashiki, yesterday declared for governorship of Nasarawa state in 2019.
- Tin-Can Island Customs Generates N62 Billion in 2 Months [Leadership] The Tin-Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has generated N62billion for the federal government in two months. This was disclosed by the Customs Area Controller, Tin Can Island Port Command, Comptroller Abdulahi Muhammed Baba during his maiden media parley held in Lagos.
- More Cameroonians Arriving In Nigeria Amid Crisis - UN [Premium Times] More and more Anglophone Cameroonians are fleeing a violent crackdown in their country and seeking asylum in Nigeria, the Office of the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), said on Wednesday.
- Globacom Denies Sacking Married Women [Premium Times] Globacom Nigeria on Wednesday said letters circulating online about the firm sacking married women were fake.
- 'Why Niger Delta Wallows in Poverty' [Leadership] Youths from the nine states of the Niger Delta Delta region have said that perennial leadership failure is the reason why the region remained poor and underdeveloped despite trillions of naira appropriated and expended by the federal, state governments and intervention agencies.
- Danbatta Clinches Outstanding Leadership Award [Leadership] The executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has clinched the DAAR Communications Plc Award for Outstanding Leadership in Public Sector Governance.
- FCTA to Create New Districts [Leadership] Worried by the continued congestion and pressure on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) city centres, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) said it is considering the option of opening up new districts in the territory to ease the pressure.
- Servicom Units Urged to Maintain Service Standards At Airports [Leadership] The general manager, Customer Service, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mrs. Ebele Okoye, has urged Service Compact With All Nigerians (SERVICOM) personnel to maintain service standard and time in order to save customers from undue stress at the airport especially during flight cancelations
- National Assembly Announces Date for 2018 Budget Passage [Premium Times] The National Assembly has announced that the 2018 budget will be laid before both chambers on April 19 and subsequently passed on April 24.
- Lagos Relocates Residents Over Olusosun Dumpsite Fire [Leadership] Lagos State Government, yesterday directed residents living very close to Olusosun Dumpsite that was recently gutted by fire to temporarily relocate from the area to avert health hazards associated with inhaling of thick smokes emission from the dumpsite.
- Maritime Industry to Increase Contribution to GDP Soon - Peterside [Leadership] The director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has given reassurance that the agency will not rest on its oars until it realises its dream of building a robust maritime sector that will substantially contribute to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the nation's economy.
- Air Force Institute to Begin New Degree Programmes [Vanguard] The Commandant, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), AVM Cletus Udeagulu, has said that the institute would begin new degree programmes including aerospace engineering and aerospace vehicle design soon.
- Protecting against identify theft Although stories of large-scale data breaches litter news headlines on a daily basis, we hear relatively few stories about individuals who fall victim to cybercrime, even though these attacks happen far more frequently. As the time we spend online increases every year, so do the risks, and for individuals, these include credit card fraud, social [&hellip...
- Sharpening African manufacturers’ competitive edge with technology African countries from South Africa to Ethiopia to Nigeria are pinning some of their hope for economic growth and job creation on industrialisation. With its young population, dynamic growth and rapidly improving infrastructure, sub-Saharan Africa has the...
- 4 reasons why your company should embrace desktop automation According to Ofra Strauss, the only way to maintain profitability is to meet the needs of customers. While this is an undeniable truth, the ways in which you go about doing this are complex. Your customers may not care how you go about meeting their needs –...
- Working with a forex broker has never been easier If you’ve ever thought about the idea of Forex trading, you’ve probably thought about what would happen if you’d work with a broker. We’re telling you, it’s going to help you very much. The problem is that you can never be sure where to find a good...
- Asus Zenbook 3 Review: Dynamite packed in a small package It’s true what they say, dynamite really does come in small packages. The ASUS Zenbook 3 is proof of this and at just 910g and 3mm high, the device has impressive features. The Asus Zenbook 3 is light, thin and easy on the eyes, bluntly put, the device is...
- Connectivity and mobile broadband powering businesses in the ‘trillion dollar female economy’ Connectivity and mobile broadband can stimulate economic growth by enabling industries to tap into the trillion dollar female economy. Still a relatively new concept, the trillion dollar female economy refers to the collective purchasing power of women...
- Are Mobile Network Operators shackling financial inclusion? Financial inclusion is a key enabler of sustainable economic and social development. Initiatives by the United Nations and the World Bank Group continue to drive financial inclusion and it has become a priority for regulators and policymakers worldwide. Out...
- How tech can enhance public safety in Africa Public safety is of concern for all countries, with teams spending hours working tirelessly to ensure that citizens are protected. Such incidents include natural disasters, crime spikes, or any unrest that may occur. In 2017 alone, several African countries...
- Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa kicksoff Google has revealed the startups who will participate in the first Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa class. The event was made at an event held in Lagos, Nigeria. It also announced a partnership with Udacity and Andela to provide 15 000 single course...
- Datacentrix launches two new services for Security Operations Centre The past two years have seen a veritable explosion of new cybersecurity vulnerabilities, including a steep increase in hacktivism, which Wikipedia describes as “the subversive use of computers and computer networks to promote a political agenda or a social...
- Modex to launch an app store for Blockchain Modex has launched its first fully functional product alpha, bringing to the market an App Store for the Blockchain. Modex’s Smart Contract Marketplace aims to tackle the ‘last mile’ adoption problem that will bring blockchain technology into daily use...
- Standard Chartered Bank launches digital bank in Côte d’Ivoire Standard Chartered Bank has on Friday, 16 March 2018 announced the launch of its digital bank in Côte d’Ivoire. According to the company, this marks the Bank’s first digital bank in Africa and the first-of-its-kind to open in Côte d’Ivoire. The...
- Internet of Things: Think big, start small Slowly we have seen an uptake of Internet of Things (IoT) as an enabler of business – especially since the start of 2018. It’s as if business has kicked into high gear. And not only on a global level, but locally as well. There is an unspoken consensus...
- Chemical companies should leverage digital tools to detect shifts in markets As a key sector of the South African economy, the chemicals industry accounts for about 25% of the nation’s manufacturing sales and is the most developed of its kind in Africa, according to the Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association, an...
- Tech and telecom sector in Africa to thrive in 2018 and 2019 Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the technology and telecommunication sectors in Africa and the Middle East will more than quadruple in 2018, from 2017. This is according to Baker McKenzie’s Global Transaction Forecast, developed in...
- South Africa gets first-of-its kind ATM pharmacy An ‘ATM pharmacy’ that gives patients with chronic illnesses their repeat medication has been launched in Alexandra, a township in Johannesburg, South Africa on Thursday, 15 March 2018. The Pharmacy Dispensing Unit (PDU) is the first of its kind in Africa...