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Politics

Nigeria and africa politics stories.

APC upturns Ganduje’s suspension, slams six-month on ward exco

The All Progressives Congress, APC, Kano State chapter, has upturned the purported suspension of the party’s National Chairman, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, by the leadership of his ward in the Dawakin...

Sanwo-Olu: We’ll ensure APC remains party of choice in Ondo, other South-West states

•South-West APC leaders back Lagos Governor as Zonal Coordinator Ahead of the November 16 gubernatorial election in Ondo State, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday said the All...

APC clears 16 guber aspirants for Ondo election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has cleared the 16 aspirants seeking its ticket to contest the Nov. 20 Ondo State Governorship election. The seven-man screening committee, led by Sen. Joshua...

Ex-LP aspirant Tom Iseghohi emerges Action Alliance Edo gov candidate

Prince Tom Iseghohi, a former gubernatorial aspirant under the Labour Party (LP), has secured the Action Alliance (AA) ticket in the forthcoming Edo governorship primary election. Iseghohi’s journey to becoming the AA...

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Finance

US Govt transfers seized Silk Road Bitcoins worth $2 billion to Coinbase

The United States government has recently executed a significant transaction involving 30,175 Bitcoins originally seized from the notorious darknet marketplace, Silk Road…...

Tinubu commits to global reporting standards implementation in Nigeria

President Bola Tinubu has reaffirmed Nigeria’s commitment to adopting globally recognized sustainability reporting standards to attract capital investments, reshape business...

Femi Otedola is now First Bank Holdings’ board chairman

Nigerian billionaire, businessman and investor, Femi Otedola has finally been appointed the new chairman of First Bank Holdings board of directors....

Dangote Cement leads as Nigerian companies issue N90.01bn in commercial papers

As of January 10, 2024, Nigerian companies have collectively issued commercial papers totalling about N90.01 billion, marking a significant trend...

Decline in ATM use, surge in fintech adoption among Nigerians – KPMG

A recent report by KPMG, titled “In Pursuit Value,” has shed light on the changing banking trends in Nigeria, revealing...

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Education

Nigerian student wins National Research Award in UK

Cynthia Okoli, a Nigerian student at Oxford Brookes University, has been honoured with a national research award for her work on a clinical trial in Oxfordshire. Okoli initially pursued a...

IAGIFTED, OGUN To Unveil Gifted Students To Break World Records Tomorrow

The International Academy for the Gifted (IAGIFTED) in conjunction with Ogun State Ministry of Education, Science & Technology and State Tertiary Institutions would unveil gifted students that would break world...

Increased funding, autonomy vital for Nigerian universities’ future, says former UI VC

Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Prof. Abel Idowu Olayinka, has emphasised the urgent need for increased funding and autonomy in the Nigerian university system. Speaking at the 28th...

JAMB uncovers 1,665 fake A-level results

At least 1,665 fake A-level results have been discovered by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) during the 2023 Direct Entry registration exercise. The Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Is-haq...

Entertainment

Nigeria, Africa related entertainment stories

Hollywood races to curb AI exploitation, signs agreement with top record labels

Workers in the entertainment sector have reached a tentative agreement with major labels such as Warner Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment to obtain...

Portable: I received Mercedes Benz gift on Eniola Ajao’s movie controversy

The controversy surrounding Eniola Ajao's film, Ajakaju' premiere has led to singer Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, receiving a multimillion...

Universal Music Group expands strategic relationship with streaming music service, Spotify

Universal Music Group, UMG, has announced its strategic alliance with the global streaming music provider, Spotify. The company disclosed the alliance in...

How Davido, Pinnick agreed to settle out of court N2.3bn lawsuit

Popular Nigerian musician, David Adeleke, aka Davido, and former President of the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Pinnick, have agreed...

My ordeal when I relocated to US – Nollywood actor, Femi Brainard

Nollywood actor, Femi Brainard, has rendered his touching ordeal when he relocated to the United States, and ventured in cab...

Sports

In the world of football, tennis... Africa, Europe and the world sport stories

It’s risky delaying appointment of Super Eagles’ coach, Sam Sodje warns NFF

Former Super Eagles defender Sam Sodje has warned the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) of the dangers of a delayed appointment of a...

QPR reignites interest in signing Chippa United goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali

English Championship side Queens Park Rangers (QPR) could reignite their interest in signing Super Eagles and Chippa United goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali. Reports say...

Manu Garba invites 51 players to Golden Eaglets camp ahead of WAFU U-17 tournament

The coach of the Nigerian U-17 national team, Manu Garba, has invited no fewer than 51 players to the camp of the...

Galli urges Pioli to play Chukwueze in Milan’s EUROPA league clash against Roma

AC Milan soccer legend Filipo Galli has urged Stefano Pioli to play Samuel Chukwueze in Milan’s EUROPA league quarterfinal clash against Serie...

Coach banks on Awoniyi’s return from injury as Nottingham Forest battles relegation

The coach of English Premier League (EPL) side Nottingham Forest, Nuno Espirito Santo, is banking on the return to full...

Business

Paris-based AI startup, Mistral AI, set to raise capital at $5 bln valuation

Mistral AI, a French tech startup, has been in talks with investors to raise several hundred million dollars at a $5 billion value. This is according to a report that citing...

Telegram messaging app set to hit a billion active users next year, founder says

The most widely used social media platform, Telegram, with its growth, is expected to have one billion active monthly users. Its billionaire founder Pavel Durov described the growth as a “forest...

Meta’s Oversight Board set to investigate Celebrity explicit AI-generated images posted on Instagram and Facebook

The semi-independent policy council of Meta, the Oversight Board, is focusing on the way the company’s social media platforms are managing explicit photos created by artificial intelligence. On Tuesday, it revealed...

Microsoft to invest $1.5bn in Abu Dhabi’s AI Firm, G42

Microsoft announced in a statement on Tuesday that it will invest $1.5 billion in G42, an artificial intelligence company based in the United Arab Emirates. Microsoft President Brad Smith, who will...

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