- Suspected Boko Haram Insurgents Kill 4 [Daily Trust] Four persons were killed and six others injured when Boko Haram raided Tunkushe village in Konduga local government area of Borno state on Friday.
- Super Eagles Find Their Mojo Against Iceland [FirstTouch] Moscow -It is official, the Super Eagles are flying again. After a lifeless start to their FIFA World Cup campaign in Russia where they lost 2-0 to Croatia, Nigeria bounced back with a 2-0 victory of their own over the "fairytale team" Iceland. After going toe to toe with Lionel Messi's Argentina in a 1-1 stalemate, the Icelanders surely headed into this encounter brimming with confidence to achieve yet another major upset on the biggest stages of them all, but it was not to be. The vengeful West African boys had
- Why I Avoided APC Convention - Kwankwaso [Premium Times] The immediate past governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has explained that he deliberately avoided the APC national convention held on Saturday and Sunday to avoid breakdown of law and order.
- Nigeria Kick Starts Voluntary Asset Repatriation Scheme [Vanguard] Nigeria is set to partner foreign consultants, comprising legal practitioners and other experts in Switzerland on a voluntary offshore asset repatriation scheme.
- Expect Tough Challenge From Argentina, Onigbinde Warns Eagles [Guardian] Adegboye Onigbinde, a former CAF/FIFA Coaching Instructor and ex-Super Eagles Technical Adviser, has warned the team to be wary of Argentina in their final Group D match on Tuesday.
- Growing Up Was Hell - DJ Icecream [Vanguard] After the successful release of his debut single, 'Icecream' under the ICEB Entertainment imprint, Nigerian-born China-based Disc Jockey turned singer, Ojo Kolade James, aka DJ Icecream, is fully prepared to return to his home country to pursue his music-making craft in ull force.
- Delta Delegates Clash at APC Convention [Premium Times] Members of the two factions of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State on Saturday nearly disrupted the party's convention holding in Abuja over which of the factions was the authentic representative of the state.
- Children's Theatre Festival to Hold in Abuja [Daily Trust] A children's theatre festival aimed at giving a platform for children to use their creative skills as a tool for advocacy, through theatre and drama is set to hold in Abuja.
- 'Many Still Believe Chibok Abduction is Conspiracy Theory' [Guardian] Abuja -Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima has said many Nigerians still believe that the Chibok schoolgirls' abduction of April 14, 2014, is conspiracy theory cooked up to embarrass former president, Goodluck Jonathan.
- Ruling Party Elects New Officers Amid Tight Security [Guardian] Abuja -For the first time since assuming power as the ruling party, members of All Progressives Congress (APC) will today elect its national officers at its maiden convention in Abuja. The convention which many have expressed fears that it would be crisis ridden, may be hitch-free, following last minute consultations and horse trading among the party leaders. This development has paved way for a likely consensus arrangement in the choice of the officers at the convention today.
- Musa Carries Nigeria as Super Eagles Punish Iceland 2-0 at World Cup [allAfrica] Ahmed Musa scored a brilliant second-half double to fire Nigeria to a 2-0 victory over Iceland and throw the second qualification spot in Group D wide open with one game remaining. What a good way to redeem themselves.
- Over 5.5% Suffering From Diabetes - Researchers [Vanguard] Researchers have raised alarm over the increasing rate of diabetes among Nigerians, saying over 5.5 per cent of the country's population was suffering from the ailment.
- Nigeria Is Not Ready to Hold Free and Fair Elections Next Year. Here's Why [The Conversation Africa] The 2019 presidential elections in Nigeria will be the country's sixth since 1999, when it shifted to democracy after a long period of military rule. Most of these elections have been tarnished by acts of violence - including attacks on politicians - and vote rigging often influences the results.
- Govt to Borrow U.S.$4,4 Billion for 2018 Budget Deficit [Leadership] The federal government has pencilled down a plan to borrow a total of N1.643 trillion to fund the deficit in the 2018 budget that was passed by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.
- Tiwa Savage, Wizkid Plan New Collabo [Vanguard] Following the huge success of 'Ma Lo', and their decision to remain best friends off and on the stage, singers Wizkid and Tiwa Savage have revealed plans to release another joint single.
- Buhari Appoints Four Non Executive Directors for CBN [Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of four new Non-Executive Directors of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and two new Chief Executive Officers for some federal agencies. He has equally approved the renewal of the tenure of three Chief Executive Officers of other federal institutions.
- Grand Theft Infant - Baby-Snatching Raises Concerns [Daily Trust] As recorded cases of trafficking in babies rises in the country, Daily Trust Saturday takes a look at the past six months.
- How PDP Is Secretly Wooing Obasanjo [Vanguard] Abuja -In its determination to mend fences with former members ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has intensified moves to convince former President Olusegun Obasanjo to rejoin the party in the next few weeks.
- Bobrisky Rocks Thong Bikini [Vanguard] Controversial cross-dresser, Bobrisky is again in the news, and this time, he shared photos of himself rocking bikini thongs.
- South Africa Plans to Ease Visa Burden [Guardian] The South African Minister of Tourism, Derek Andre Hanekom, has assured that much is being done with procedures already in place for a seamless visa process for West African nations. Hanekom, who was in Nigeria recently for the 61st Regional Tourism Conference of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) in Abuja, also requested the Consular General Amb, Darkey Africa to immediately work on reviewing the visa processes and also specifically address the issues around visa durations for applicant
- Award for Top Yoruba Actress Toyin Adegbola [Guardian] Notable Yoruba actress, Toyin Adegbola, who is famous for playing the titular character in the 1991 movie 'Asewo To Re Mecca' will on June 24 receive the 'Professional Excellence Award' courtesy of Symbol of Hope Foundation.
- Why Nigeria's Elections Can't Hold Same Day - INEC [Leadership] Abuja -Nigeria's electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has said that it is impossible to hold elections to fill all the vacant offices in the country in one day. Reason being that the security of lives and property of citizens have to be given priority.
- Minister Raises the Alarm Over Drug Abuse Among Women [Leadership] Abuja -The minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCTA), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has described as frightening, the increase in the number of women who abuse drugs and are addiction to such in the society.
- Ahmed Musa Scores Twice As Super Eagles Whip Iceland [Daily Trust] Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa scored twice to earn Nigeria all three points against Iceland in their second Group D match at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia.
- Do 80% of Nigerians Lack Safe Drinking Water? [Africa Check] In one of his regular columns, veteran Nigerian journalist Dele Sobowale questioned whether his government was ready to provide for a growing nation.
- Seychelles Begins Probe of Saraki, Wife, for Alleged Money Laundering [Premium Times] Authorities in Seychelles have opened a criminal investigation into the multi-million dollar assets which Senate President Bukola Saraki and his wife, Toyin, are believed to hold through offshore shell companies in tax havens, PREMIUM TIMES can report.
- National Assembly Under Fire Over Budget Alterations [Guardian] Some Nigerians have criticised the National Assembly for changes made to the 2018 budget, signed by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.
- Pilots Sanctioned By Aviation Authority Confirmed to Be On Drugs [This Day] Air safety may be threatened as findings have shown that some of the pilots sanctioned by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) indulged in banned drugs while on duty.
- Govt to Conduct Biometric Registration of Foreigners [This Day] Abuja -The federal government has unfolded plans to carry out biometric registration of all foreigners who have overstayed their visas in Nigeria.
- Oil Remains Essential for Economic Growth - Oil Chief [Vanguard] Dr Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), said oil revenue remained vital for building the nation's economy.
- IT News Africa: Top Stories of The Week We’re well into the second quarter of the year, and with that being said this week there has been much activity within the IT space. From new innovations and digital transformation, growing economies to emerging startups, here is a round up of some of the popular stories for the week. The Top 10 iOS 12 [&hellip...
- LG G7 ThinQ Review South Korean telecoms recently introduced their highly anticipated latest flagship – the LG G7 ThinQ and we must say, LG pulled out all the stops with this device. The G7 has some impressive features that include the fastest processor around, a near-unique...
- 5G networks have paramount role in Autonomous Vehicle connectivity 5G networks may be as much as 10 times more efficient than 4G networks. With this new level of network capability, communications service providers (CSPs) can secure future market opportunities with manufacturers of autonomous vehicles (AVs) in the fields of...
- Nigerian telecoms subscribers complain less in Q1 of 2018 Telecoms subscribers in Nigeria registered over 13,880 abuses against the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in quarter one, although complaints about poor services dropped during the period. According to a report by the Nigerian Telecoms Consumer Complaints...
- African countries with the fastest mobile internet speed ranked Much of 2018’s growth in internet users in Africa has been driven by more affordable smartphones and mobile data plans. Mobile phone users in Africa are up by more than 20 percent, with the reported number of internet users in Mali increasing by almost 6...
- Nigerian software startup launches an Artificial Intelligent Bot KariXchange is a start-up software company that builds Platforms taking into consideration; User design, Ultimate user Experience and User Empowerment. KariXchange has of recent, built a Social and Service Artificial Intelligent Bot, Nyra, which will underlie...
- Data Breaches vs. Ransomware: What’s the Difference? It is clear that South African organisations are at risk from the same cyber-attacks that affect major global economies. The cyber threat landscape is constantly evolving in order to get around existing defence mechanisms. Cybercriminals are now using hacking...
- What GDPR means for African organisations The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) officially came into effect on 25 May 2018 and this policy affects every organisation regardless of size or structure. GDPR extends well beyond the borders of the EU, also preventing European organisations...
- Intel CEO resigns over past relationship with employee Intel, an American multinational corporation and technology company, announced on Thursday, 22 June 2018 that its chief executive, Brian Krzanich, resigned after an investigation found he had a “past consensual relationship” with an employee. This...
- GDPR compliance on the African continent After the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the 25th of May this year, data management all across Europe changed dramatically. The law was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU...
- Africa – a breeding ground for innovation African innovation is on the rise and the continent could play host to several new technology disruptions in the next few years. According to Darryl Bernstein, Partner and Head of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Practice at Baker McKenzie in...
- MTN South Africa and Ericsson fuel the 5G racing line Telecommunications companies, MTN South Africa and Ericsson, have validated the technological prowess of fifth generation (5G) wireless technology in the first demonstration of its kind in Africa. This demonstration displayed a live feed from a car on a skid...
- Introducing Cloud ERP for construction One Channel, one of Africa’s cloud business solutions provider, has announced the release of Acumatica Construction Edition, an end-to-end cloud business management system for general contractors, home builders, subcontractors, speciality contractors...
- 20 percent of global mobile data traffic will be on 5G networks in 2023-Report Commercial rollouts of 5G and larger than previously forecasted deployments of cellular IoT are focal points in the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report. The forecast for cellular IoT connections has nearly doubled since November 2017. It is now...
- Bitcoin could break the internet, warns banking group Don’t bet on bitcoin ever replacing the dollar or other traditional currencies as everyday money. That’s one of the messages from a new report by an organisation that represents dozens of the world’s central banks. According to a report by...
- Online retailers dependent on timeous and secure delivery Digitally connected consumers are always looking for a bargain, convenience and a seamless experience when buying online. However, while the website may be the doorman for a happy customer experience, the service is only complete once the customer has the...