Samsung Electronics West Africa has commissioned the Samsung Smart School Project for teachers and students in Calabar. The initiative, which is an integral part of Samsungâ€™s â€˜Smart School Rolloutâ€™ scheme, is aimed at digitising classrooms on the platform of mobile learning across unity schools in Nigeria. Samsung had opened similar Smart Schools in Abuja and […]
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Youth and Sports Minister Barrister Solomon Dalung has charged the Nigeria Football Federation to pay the U-23 National teamâ€™s Coach Samson Siasia. The Minister gave the charge when Siasia paid him a visit Monday in his office in Abuja. Siasia had visited with his wife Eunice to thank the Minister for his support to the […]
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Special Adviser to the Niger State governor on Niger East matters, Mr. Pius Wakili on Sunday raised the alarm that â€œarmed to the teethâ€ Fulani herdsmen were still on the prowl in several villages of Niger East senatorial district. The outcry by the special adviser contradicted the claim by the police that it had been […]
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Head coach of Nigeria Gymnastics Federation, Coach Anthony Asuquo has assured that the newly discovered young Gymnasts have the potentials to pick medals when next Olympic Games get underway in Tokyo, Japan in 2020. Asuquo who spoke to Nigerian Pilot Sports on the sidelines of the just concluded African Junior Gymnastics Championship in Johannesburg, South […]
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Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has granted Fidelity Bank Plc, one of the nationâ€™s highly diversified financial institutions final license to operate electronic commerce services in Nigeria. With this development, the Bank is currently positioned to empower Micro Small Medium Enterprises, MSMEs, in line with its strategic business objectives, through the provision of an advanced […]
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Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Tunde Fowler has disclosed that in 2015, South Africa collected $57bn in Tax revenue against Nigeria that made $27 billion despite the nationâ€™s oil wealth, population of over 140 million people and about 60 million taxable citizens. He spoke in Accra, Ghana at the Annual […]
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Leading telecoms operator, Airtel Nigeria, is offering Hajj pilgrims free incoming calls and discounted rates on out-going calls, SMS and data to Nigerians travelling to Saudi Arabia for this yearâ€™s Hajj. The offer, which is dubbed the â€˜Airtel Hajj Promo,â€™ is valid till Friday, 30th September, 2016. According to Airtel, the special offer, which guarantees […]
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In preparation for the Edo governorship election slated for Saturday, September 10, 2016, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is to deploy 18,511 personnel to the state. In a bulletin issued by the commission, Edo State, which is made up of 18 local government areas, has a total of 1,925,105 registered voters, 192 registration areas, […]
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Nigeriaâ€™s leading online classifieds site, OLX.com.ng partnered with TechCabal.com; Nigeriaâ€™s largest tech blog focused on promoting conversations around technology, mobile and internet in Africa in a product masterclass for developers themed â€œBuilding products that will be useful to peopleâ€. Speakers at the event were Stephen Ballot, chief technology officer, OLX SSA; Stephen van der Heijden, […]
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Arrest oil thieves in Kaduna, Zamfara, Delta Nigerian Army said its troops have killed unspecified number of armed bandits and cattle rustlers at different locations in some part of Kaduna and Zamfara States, while about 16 suspected oil thieves were apprehended in Delta State. Spokesman for the Army, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman said in a […]
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As we head into the first international break of the season, three sides are already threatening to break away at the top of the Premier League in this most intense of campaigns. New coaches Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte are all determined not to concede the merest inch at the beginning of this […]
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Serena Williams is â€˜pain-freeâ€™ as she begins her bid to win a record 23rd Grand Slam title at the US Open, according to the Americanâ€™s coach Patrick Mouratoglou. Williams pulled out of a tournament in Cincinnati last week with a shoulder problem that had also hampered her at the Olympics earlier this month. The world […]
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Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday declined the application of Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky seeking his immediate release from detention by the Department of State Service, DSS. El-Zakzaky is the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, also known as Shiite group. Justice Okon Abang, the vacation judge who declined the application, had in the past […]
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Striker Ugochukwu Leonard has backed Enyimba to retain the Nigeria league championship after they exited the CAF Champions League. Enyimba launched a late bid to hold on to their title after they defeated Akwa United 2-1 at the weekend. They are now sixth on the table with 48 points. Former Nasarawa United striker Leonard said […]
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Weak Naira falls further to 413/Dollar Central Bank of Nigeriaâ€™s portion of the foreign reserves fell to $19.44 billion as non-oil exports fell by over 43 percent in the second quarter of 2016. â€œProvisional data showed that total non-oil export earnings, at US$576.97 million, fell by 43.2 per cent, below the level in the preceding […]
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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has called on authorities in charge of Nigerian sports to begin preparation for Tokyo 2020 Olympics now. Dogara, who took stock of Nigeriaâ€™s outing at the just concluded Rio Olympic Games in Brazil, said the country should learn to embark on early preparation ahead of Tokyo […]
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Anybody indicted will be prosecuted, EFCC declares Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said that anyone indicted for budget padding would be prosecuted. The commission made the vow yesterday while receiving a petition from representatives of Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, yesterday that staged a protest to the Lagos zonal office of EFCC, demanding the […]
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Ekiti state governor, Mr Ayo Fayose, on Monday signed the â€œAnti Grazing Bill 2016â€ recently passed by the state House of Assembly into law. The bill, which was sponsored by the executive after the killing of two persons by suspected herdsmen in Oke Ako community in Ikole Local Government Area of the state, criminalises grazing […]
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The Vatican said that Pope Francis, during a meeting on Monday with Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and Chief Executive, discussed how social media could be used for poverty reduction. A report from the Vatican City said that the Pope granted private audience to Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla, who arrived in Italy to attend Saturdayâ€™s […]
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The presidency has denies the news circulated by some media outfit, that the president has ordered the probe of the tenures of Emir Sanusi Mohammed and prof. Charles Soludo respectively as CBN governors. Speaking through the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Mr Garba Shehu in a tweets monday Where did […]
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