- Why There Will Be No Dialogue With Shekau On Chibok Girls - Military [Guardian] Abuja -- Says he's mentally unstable, dismisses latest video
- judge Returns Biafra Leader Kanu's Case File for Re-Assignment [Daily Trust] Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court, Abuja has today handed off the case of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu and returned the case file to the Chief Judge for re-assignment.
- Group Set to Mark 900th Days of Chibok Girls Captivity [This Day] Abuja -The #BringBackOurGirls Group (BBOG) has made public its intention to mark the 900th day of the Chibok girls in Boko Haram's captivity with a press conference.
- Police Defuse Landmines Buried By Boko Haram [Premium Times] The Commissioner of police in Borno State, Damian Chukwu, has said that operatives of the Explosive Ordnance Department (EOD) under his command defused 67 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) buried by Boko Haram insurgents at the military barracks in Bama.
- Boko Haram Violence Leaves Families 'Teetering On Edge of Famine' [Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -Over 6 million people in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon face severe hunger, aid agencies warn
- Govt Urges U.S. to Lift Ban On Crude [Vanguard] The Federal Government has pleaded with the United States to lift its ban on the importation of Nigeria's crude, describing the action as antithetical to the flourish of trade and economic cooperation upon which Africa Growth and Opportunity Act, AGOA, was founded.
- Army Says Boko Haram Leader Has 'Mental Challenge' [News24Wire] The Nigerian army has reacted to a recent video released by Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, stating that the commander clearly has a "mental issue".
- Military Assures U.S. of Respect for Human Rights [Premium Times] Nigeria's Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, has assured the international community that the country's armed forces is taking measures to improve its human rights records, the minister's spokesperson told PREMIUM TIMES. Mr. Dan-Ali, according to his spokesperson, Tukur Gusau, gave the assurance in New York on Friday during a high level meeting with a team from US Department of Defence led by Amanda Doyle, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for Africa.
- Boko Haram Attacks Troops Again [Premium Times] At least 22 members of the Boko Haram were killed after the insurgents attacked a military formation, the Nigerian Army said on Sunday.
- Buhari Receives Petitions By Unjustly Dismissed Soldiers [Premium Times] The Presidency has received the appeals of 22 senior officers of the Nigerian Army who complained they were wrongfully laid off, PREMIUM TIMES can confirm authoritatively.
- Boko Haram Leader Shekau Is Alive [Premium Times] The leader of the Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has released a new video, disputing the military's claim that he was killed or wounded by soldiers.
- Economy Loses N6.33 Trillion to Naira Devaluation [Guardian] - Real debt stock hits N19tr
- Enugu School Principals to Undergo Competency Tests [Daily Trust] Enugu House of Assembly has given its support for competence examination for principals of secondary schools in the state organised by the Post Primary School Management Board (PPSMB).
- Communities Urge Govt to Probe Earth Tremor Incidents, Audit Firms' Safety Records [Guardian] Communities affected by the July and August earth tremors in Rivers and Bayelsa states have appealed to the Federal Government to investigate the incidents.
- Stop 'Media Trial' of Patience Jonathan, Rights Lawyers Tell EFCC [Guardian] Abuja -A group of human rights lawyers, yesterday, called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to put an end to the "media trial" of former First Lady, Patience Jonathan.
- Serap Asks Court to Order Patience Jonathan's Prosecution [Daily Trust] The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has taken the federal government to the Federal High Court in Lagos asking for an order to compel the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN) to institute criminal proceedings against a former first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, over her $15m frozen in four companies' accounts.
- Boko Haram - 4.4 Million Nigerians' Food Insecure - Report [Leadership] Latest assessments by 15 humanitarian organisations have revealeded that the ongoing conflict with Boko Haram in West Africa has pushed the number of people facing the threat of severe hunger to more than 6 million, with 4.4 million Nigerians food insecure.
- Welcoming the World Pension Summit [Daily Trust] Tomorrow 'Africa Special' edition of a two-day World Pension Summit opens in Abuja with a focus on African developments in the pension industry. Tomorrow's edition is the third of such. It is organized jointly with the National Pension Commission (PenCom) of Nigeria under the leadership of its Director General PenCom, Chinelo Anohu-Amazu. The first edition of the World Pension Summit 'Africa Special' took place in the context of the 10th anniversary of the Nigerian pension reform in Nigeria in July of 2014
- Rotary Commits $100 Million to Curb Resurgence of Polio [Vanguard] Mr Bisi Adegoke, Rotary Governor, District 9125, said on Sunday that the Rotary Club was committing 100 million Dollars to prevent resurgence of polio meningitis in the country.
- U.S.$7 Billion - I Won't Apologise to Soludo - Falana [Premium Times] A senior lawyer, Femi Falana, on Sunday said he would not apologise to former Central Bank Governor Chukwuma Soludo over his allegationthat the ex-bank chief "dolled" out $7 billion government funds to bankers while he was in office.
- Information Minister Threatens to Sue Newspaper [Premium Times] Nigeria's Minister for Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has threatened to sue the Daily Independent newspaper for libel over a news report that the 'Change Begins With Me' concept was stolen by the minister, and that the launch of the campaign gulped N3.4 billion.
- Army Reacts to New Shekau Video [Premium Times] The Nigerian Army has reacted to the recent Boko Haram video showing the sect's leader, Abubakar Shekau.
- 10 Nigerian Journalists, Others Still in Detention 5 Days After Arrest [Premium Times] The Nigerian Army and the State Security Service are yet to release 10 journalists and officials of a media organisation arrested five days ago at a hotel in Benin, their editor said.
- That Edo State May Be Liberated [Guardian] On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, most indigenes of Edo State from all works of life are expected to have arrived in the state to exercise their civic rights. They are all expected to vote for a new governor who will preside over the affairs of the state, for another four years.
- PDP Truce Will Expose Forces Behind Crisis - Makarfi [Guardian] The Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has said reaching a truce with Senator Ali Modu Sherriff would expose those instigating the crisis in the party.
- IGP Deploys 25,000 Policemen for Rescheduled Edo Election [Daily Trust] The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has said 25 thousand Police men would be deployed to secure rescheduled gubernatorial elections in Edo state, adopting a revised operation plan.
- Edo Monarch Donates Land for Stephen Keshi Football, Vocational Centre [Guardian] Asaba -The dream of the Nigerian football family to immortalise late football legend, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, got a boost at the weekend. The Enogie of Obazuwa, Prince Edun
- Photo-Ops, Prop-Ups and Slip-Ups [Guardian] There was that image of governors with little or no business at the United Nations' headquarters jostling for prime places behind or beside the President. There was also that of many members of the entourage seeking to outdo each other in appearances at various locations or sessions.
- Italy-Bound Aircraft Passenger Hides Cocaine in Anus [Daily Trust] Lagos -Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, have arrested two suspected drug traffickers found with wraps of narcotic drugs that tested positive for cocaine.
- Why We Want to Sell Assets - Udoma [Daily Trust] The Federal Government's stimulus plan is not to sell all critical national assets but to source immediate funds to reflate the economy and implement capital projects in the 2016 budget.
- Lagos Startup Week to Offer Free Digital Marketing Masterclass Lagos Startup Week,the annual week long celebration of startups in Lagos is back and scheduled to take place 24 to 30 September, 2016 at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki Lagos. This years Lagos Startup week theme is “Be Inspired” Lagos Startup week is in collaborating with Ringer Digital Marketing and webring to bring...
- The role of Technology in transforming education Technology has affected our lives in almost every way. One of the most important revolutionary changes technology has made is with education. Classrooms now have smartboards, students have tablets accessible as learning tools, and technology today makes...
- Avanti Communications launches solar-powered ECO Wi-Fi hotspots Avanti Communications Group plc, a provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), launches ECO – a new sustainable digital inclusion initiative focused on providing affordable, superfast satellite broadband...
- Top 7 Most Read Stories of the Week The launch of the TECNO Phantom 5 has been the number one most read story this week. The Phantom 5 features a 3GB RAM and Touch ID among many other mind blowing features. Lagos based real estate startup, To Let, is also featured on this weeks most read. To...
- How Artificial Intelligence Is Affecting The Business World Artificial Intelligence Recent advancements in technology have resulted in the rise of artificial intelligence. Since it was started in 1950, great strides have been made by incorporating cognitive ability while building these machines. These machines are...
- AU calls for greater investment in STEM training The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has called for greater investment in the training and mentorship of young men and women in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Dr. Zuma made...
- Vodacom extends FTTH reach Vodacom has signed lease agreements with third party network infrastructure providers Fibrehoods, Openserve, Century City Connect, Vumatel and Dark Fibre Africa to deliver Vodacom Fibre products. Vodacom customers will now have access to the Vodacom Fibre...
- FinTech in Africa: Driving Much More Than Financial Inclusion The rapid transition towards financial inclusion that Sub-Saharan Africa has been seeing in the last decade could not have happened without the successful adoption of mobile money. However, mobile money and financial technologies have brought Africa’s...
- HomeSend, Mastercard aim to transform $3bn remittance industry in Ethiopia HomeSend and the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) announced a new remittance service at the US-Africa Business Forum, that will allow more than 100 million Ethiopians to send funds directly to any mobile number in the East African country. Launched in 2014,...
- Mobile Services: How to Crack High Growth Markets Smartphone use in high growth markets like India and Africa differs from developed markets. This is because there are a very different set of constraints in operation, most of which stem from cost and infrastructure. If businesses want to deliver successful...
- Video on demand (VOD) partnerships key to growth for telcos With voice revenues in terminal decline and future data revenue models uncertain, Africa’s telcos have to expand their value-added services portfolios. “On-demand entertainment and infotainment present the next big opportunity for telco VAS business...
- Nigeria: TECNO Mobile unveils new Phantom 5 TECNO Mobile has recently unveiled its latest offering, the TECNO PHANTOM 5. The PHANTOM 5 features such as 3GB RAM, fingerprint Touch ID and full metal body casing. A premium smartphone fully optimized for work and leisure, the PHANTOM 5 has a MediaTek...
- Mukuru, EcoCash simplifiy money transfers to Zimbabwe Mukuru has partnered with EcoCash, a Zimbabwean mobile money provider, to offer a quick and easy way of sending money to Zimbabwe. The partnership was facilitated and structured by Cassava, a wholly-owned financial technology (FinTech) subsidiary of the...
- IBM Joins U.S. Council on “Doing Business in Africa” IBM announced that Takreem El Tohamy, IBM’s General Manager for the Middle East and Africa, has been appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa. The...
- “Amazon are decades behind Oracle”- Larry Ellison According to Oracle Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, Larry Ellison, Amazon databases are 20 years behind the latest release of the Oracle Database in the Cloud. In his keynote presentation at Oracle OpenWorld 2016 in San Francisco’s Moscone...
- Ericsson, Grundfos ink partnership for drinking water ATMs Ericsson together with the Scandinavian company, Grundfos, have come with a solution that will improve access and payments for drinking water. The collaboration ensures easy connection of mobile wallet providers and water service providers, to simplify...