Politics

Ogun APC commends Adegbite for performance

(Samuel Odebowale, Abeokuta) – Ogun State Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has congratulated the State’s Ministerial Nominee, Architect AbdulHakeen Olamilekan ADEGBITE. In a statement issued by the Party’s Chairman, Chief Derin Adebiyi, APC expressed boundless joy over Adegbite’s successful screening and approval at the Senate, Nigeria’s upper Legislative Chamber. He described Adegbite as “a […]

Security

Leah Sharibu’s mother begs FG for daughter’s release

Mrs Rebecca Sharibu, the mother of Leah Sharibu has again pleaded with the Federal Government to intensify efforts towards her daughter’s release from Boko Haram captivity. Leah was among the 110 Daphchi school girls kidnapped by the terrorist in February, 2018. While the terrorists released the other 109 girls, they held on to Leah on […]

Business Technology

Leveraging e-payments, digital innovation for trade and inclusion

There is no doubt that technology has revolutionised the banking industry, particularly mobile and the Internet, as bank customers continue to embrace electronic payment for financial transactions. Indeed, individuals and businesses now crave e-payment platforms mainly due to the immense economic benefits they derive from them, which include convenience, affordability, availability, and customer retention. For […]

Business

Oil rises for 5th session as stockpiles fall

(NEW YORK) – Oil prices rose for a fifth day on Wednesday, supported by a drop in U.S. inventories and investor expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will lower borrowing costs for the first time since the financial crisis more than a decade ago. Brent crude futures LCOc1, the international benchmark for oil prices, were […]

Security

15 migrants die of hunger, thirst in stranded boat

(Djibouti) – At least 15 Ethiopians died after the boat trying to smuggle them into Yemen broke down and left them stranded in the sea without food or water for a week, the U.N. migration agency said. Survivors said some died from hunger and thirst and others drowned themselves, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) […]

Security

Second Fatality on Goma’s Ebola Recorded

(Goma, Congo) – A Congolese official says the man who became the second confirmed Ebola case in the city of Goma has died. Ebola response coordinator Jean-Jacques Muyembe confirmed the death on Wednesday morning, a day after the case was announced. Muyembe has said there appears to be no link between the case and the […]