SpeedUPAfrica earmarks $1m to catalyse African start-ups

SpeedUPAfrica earmarks $1m to catalyse African start-ups

In an effort to speed up the tech ecosystem in Africa and make it compete on a global scale, investor agencies, including SpeedUpAfrica will make the sum of $1 million available for African start-ups that are up-to-speed. To this end, a SpeedUPAfrica Bootcamp, with the purpose of empowering a new wave of African start-ups and …

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UK formally triggers Brexit

UK formally triggers Brexit

The departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union has officially been signed into law by British Prime Minister Theresa May following June’s referendum which resulted in a vote to leave the EU. Moments after signing the letter which officially now gives the UK and the EU two years to negotiate a Brexit deal, …

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After Mum’s apology, Apostle Suleman wants N1bn from Miss Otobo, hires 4 SANs

After Mum's apology, Apostle Suleman wants N1bn from Miss Otobo, hires 4 SANs

Founder of the Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman has made good his promise to sue those involved in his alleged adultery saga after officially slamming Stephanie Otobo and an online news platform, Sahara Reporters with a fresh law suit for defamation of character. The father of three girls has reportedly employed the services of …

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Debt burden of states hit over N3.3tn

Debt burden of states hit over N3.3tn

The debt burden accumulated by the thirty six states of the federation has risen to over N3.342 trillion. The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), revealed this in its Quarterly Review, focused on Federal Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) disbursements in 2016. The publication is also in line with data released by the National Bureau of Statistics, …

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Ndume goes the way of Jibrin, suspended for one year

Ndume goes the way of Jibrin, suspended for one year

Former senate leader Ali Ndume has fallen into troubled waters with his colleagues, and has been suspended for one year. The suspension takes immediate effect and will last for 181 days. This puts him in the same shoes as former Appropriations committee chairman, Abdumumini Jibrin who was also suspended when he accused the lawmakers of …

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2 dead after 2 days of prison riots in Mexico

2 dead after 2 days of prison riots in Mexico

Two inmates have thus far been declared dead and thirteen others injured after two days of violence bat a Mexican prison in Cadereyta. The riots were sparked after protest against new X-ray machines used on women entering the jail went awry with prisoners setting mattresses ablaze in demonstrations. According to state security spokesman Aldo Fasci …

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