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Politics

Nigeria and africa politics stories.

Group urges opposition parties to be constructive in criticism

A group under the auspices of Coalition for the Protection of Democracy (COPDEM) has urged opposition parties in the country to be constructive in criticising governments at the state and...

AAC criticises IPAC, Makinde over Oyo LG elections

The African Action Congress (AAC), Oyo State chapter, has strongly criticised the Inter-party Advisory Committee (IPAC) and Governor Seyi Makinde for their assertion that the recent Local Government elections in the state...

Makinde expresses confidence over LG polls

Oyo State governor, 'Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday, expressed the confidence that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will retain all positions in the April 27, 2024 Local Government Elections due to...

Gov Ododo’s rescheduled Ondo APC gov primary in Okitipupa a nullity – Olusola Oke

The Olusola Oke Campaign Organisation in Ondo State has dismissed a purported rescheduled governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Okitipuoa Local Government as a nullity. The...

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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

Nigeria’s education needs total overhaul to drive human capital development, says Moghalu

Dr Kingsley Moghalu has stressed the urgent need for Nigeria to overhaul its education system to enhance human capital development and global competitiveness. Moghalu spoke at the fifth Arthur Mbanefo...

FG appoints Akande, Olanipekun, others as chair of tertiary institutions

The Governing Councils and Boards of the 111 federal universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education have been reconstituted by the Federal Government. Indeed, the Federal Government had released a list...

NITDA, NYSC to train 30m Nigerians in digital literacy

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), in collaboration with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, and other partners initiated a broad national...

Sanwo-Olu awards N20m cash prize to LASU’s graduand, as varsity graduates 11,195

•‘Stage set to deploy solution-based knowledge’ — Governor tells graduands •VC: ‘We’ve sustained finest academic tradition’ The grand finale of the 27th convocation of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo,...

Entertainment

Nigeria, Africa related entertainment stories

Popular actress, Scarlett Johansson, lawyers up amid OpenAI’s ChatGPT voice controversy

Scarlett Johansson, a popular Hollywood actress, expressed her horror and indignation at OpenAI’s debut of a chatbot that had a...

Sony Music warns Google, Microsoft, OpenAI, other AI developers on using stars’ songs for training

Sony Music Group, which owns popular record labels like Epic, RCA, and Columbia, has begun sending formal letters to over...

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...

Sports

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

Euro Update: Kylian Mbappe returns

French Federation has said Kylian Mbappé returned to camp after he suffered a broken nose in the France match against...

NFF finally accepts Finidi George’s resignation after initial refusal

The resignation of Finidi George as the coach of the Super Eagles has finally been accepted by þy the Nigeria Football Federation...

Athletico Madrid rebuff Chelsea’s initial bid to sign Samu Omorodion rejected

Spanish football club, Athletico Madrid, have declined a move by English Premier League (EPL) side, Chelsea, to sign Samu Omorodion...

Why Arsenal must sign Victor Osimhen, by ex-French international, Emmanuel Petit

Former France international midfielder, Emmanuel Petit, has insisted that top English Premier League (EPL) side, Arsenal, must sign Napoli striker...

Update: Eric Ten Hag confirms new deal talks progessing with Man United

Manchester United manager, Eric Ten Hag, confirmed he is in talks with club management over a new deal. This development...

Business

Heirs Holdings celebrates impact, inaugurates Group Directors’ Annual Summit

Leading pan-African investment company, Heirs Holdings (HH) convened over 100 board members from across all HH investee companies, at the HH Group Directors’ Annual Summit. The HH Group Summit, held...

NCC identifies causes of fast data depletion, absolves telcos

The Nigerian Communications Commission NCC has identified causes rapid depletion of subscribers’ data to include automatic updates, location services and other related background apps. Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the NCC,...

Mark Zuckerberg’s Threads introduces API for developers

Meta has introduced its long-awaited Threads API, which will allow developers to build experiences around it. This application would enable third-party developers to create new experiences around A statement by Jesse...

Malaysia embarks on raids to recover lost tax revenue from crypto trading

A crackdown has been launched in Malaysia against cryptocurrency tax evasion. The move, a special operation named “Ops Token," was introduced by  the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) to curb significant tax revenue...

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