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Striking ASUU members shouldn’t be paid – Education minister
The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, has said it doesn’t make sense for members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities to continue to earn salaries while on strike. Read more….
Congress: PDP, CUPP trade words over panel members’ ordeal in Imo
The National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, and spokesperson for the Coalition of Political Parties, Ugochinyere Imo, have clashed over the crisis involving the three-man ad hoc delegates election of the PDP in Imo State. Read more…
Presidency: APC may field northern candidate, awaits PDP primary
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Imo: Gunmen rape soldier before fiancé, behead victims, post video
A couple who were personnel of the Nigerian Army has been murdered by yet-to-be-identified assailants in Imo State. Read more….
PSC promotes Magu to AIG ahead of retirement
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China silences prominent market analysts as the economic slump deepens
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India and Pakistan heatwave is 'testing the limits of human survivability,' expert says
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Russia attacking Mariupol steelworks after evacuations, says Ukraine commander
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Roe v Wade: US Supreme Court may overturn abortion law, leak suggests
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44% of Nigerian firms paid hackers ransom in 2021 –Report
SEVENTY-one per cent of Nigerian organisations were hit by ransomware in 2021 while 44 per cent of the affected firms were forced to pay ransoms to get their data back, according to a new report by Sophos, a United Kingdom-based cybersecurity solutions firm. Read more…
Alakija wants banks to reduce stringent conditions for SMEs
Nigerian philanthropist and businesswoman, Mrs Folorunso Alakija, has urged the Nigerian government to prevail on banks in the country to reduce their stringent requirements in order to support and enable small and medium enterprises to thrive and contribute to the economy. Read more….
Experts canvass real estate’s contribution to GDP growth
Real estate experts have said there is a need to increase the real estate sector’s contribution to economic growth and create more employment opportunities. Read more…
700 companies jostle for N12bn railway projects – NRC
THE Nigerian Railway Corporation has said that about 700 companies applied for its N12bn capital projects procurement. Read more…
Why funding news slowed down in April
African startup funding news appeared to have slowed down in April. In the episode of the Techpoint Africa podcast, our editorial team explores the trend, and other interesting global tech news this week. Read more….
Rocket Lab catches, then drops booster in helicopter capture attempt
Rocket Lab, which aims to launch satellites into space quickly and cheaply, said it just used a helicopter to catch part of a rocket in mid-air. But the rocket was dropped into the ocean shortly after, ending up having to be fished out of the water. Read more….
Tears as corper, nine tenants die in Lagos building collapse
A distressed three-storey building, which collapsed in the Ebute Metta area of Lagos State, has claimed the lives of 10 tenants, including a member of the National Youth Service Corps, identified only as Oluwakemi. Read more…
Community laments attacks by suspected cultists in Lagos
Residents in the Shaiba area of Agege, Lagos State, have lamented incessant attacks by suspected members of a cult identified as Awawa Boys. Read more
Edo to arrest parents over children’s street begging
The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has said the government will begin to arrest and prosecute parents of out-of-school children as part of efforts to tackle the menace of street begging in the state. Read more….
Met Gala 2022: Celebrities show off lavish outfits in New York
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Pete Davidson tattoos Kim Kardashian and kids' initials on his neck
American reality TV star Kim Kardashian's new lover Pete Davidson has tattooed her initials and that of her four children on his neck. Read more…
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