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[BREAKING] Chief of Army Staff Ibrahim Attahiru feared dead in plane crash

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru is feared dead in a plane crash. The details are quite sketchy but media reports say that he may have been aboard a Nigerian Air Force aircraft which is reported to have crashed in Kaduna. Attahiru is feared to have been killed alongside other military chiefs Read More…

Business Technology

Flutterwave partners Amole to boost remittances into Ethiopia

Reading Time: 2 minutes Flutterwave, Africa’s leading payments technology company, has partnered Amole, Ethiopia’s largest mobile digital wallet platform, to boost remittances. Flutterwave’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Olugbenga Agboola, said this in a statement in Lagos on Friday. Agboola said the partnership would facilitate money transfer into Ethiopia through Amole, to Amole Wallet, bank accounts and cash pickup Read More…

Metro

Lagos trains 28,000 final year students in entrepreneurship

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: TECHCABAL. The Lagos State Government on Friday says it trained a total of 28,000 Lagos tertiary institutions final year students on entrepreneurship skills. The Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr Tokunbo Wahab, said this in Lagos during the 2021 ministerial briefing in commemoration of Gov. Babajide Sanwo Olu, the second year Read More…

Nigeria Security Top Story

Nigeria’s military investigates reports of Abubakar Shekau’s death

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Boko Haram Handout/Sahara Reporters/REUTERS, Yahoo. Nigeria’s military is investigating reports that the leader of militant Islamist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, may have been killed or seriously injured following clashes with rival jihadists, an army spokesman said on Friday. Abubakar Shekau has been the figurehead of an Islamist insurgency that has since 2009 Read More…

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#EndSARS: Anger over slow progress, size of rewards at Nigeria’s police brutality hearings

Reading Time: 6 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja. By Alexis Akwagyiram Ndukwe Ekekwe was furious when he heard how much compensation a judicial panel had awarded him after finding that members of an elite Nigerian police unit tortured him in custody following a raid on his phone accessories shop worth 7,500,000 naira ($18,000). The night after his arrest, he Read More…

Business Nigeria Oil & Gas Top Story

Governors call for full deregulation of fuel prices

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde/File Photo, REUTERS/George Esiri, REUTERS. Nigeria’s governors have called for a full deregulation of the country’s downstream oil sector so that pump price floats with global oil prices, as the West African nation cannot sustain a subsidy regime to keep fuel price stable, they said. Kaduna state’s governor, Nasir el-Rufai, said at Read More…

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Marriott hotels debuts in Nigeria with opening of Lagos Marriott Hotel Ikeja

Reading Time: 4 minutes Lagos Marriott Hotel Ikeja brings sophisticated spaces, enriching experiences and thoughtful service to the vibrant Nigerian city of Lagos Marriott Hotels, the signature of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, today announced its debut in Nigeria with the opening of the highly anticipated Lagos Marriott Hotel Ikeja. The hotel reflects the newest global design Read More…