What is the UEFA Nations League ?

This tournament is an innovation that involves all 55 UEFA member countries and aims to replace the boredom during international breaks with a more competitive and entertaining league . This new tournament will see European nations competing against each other in a league format. The top four nations will then compete in the 'Final Four',[...]

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NEMA issues safety tips on Land tremor in Abuja

There was panic in some parts of Abuja following reports of a land tremor on Wednesday night. Residents of the affected areas have been sharing their experiences on social media while calling on relevant authorities to clarify the situation. National Emergency Management Authority has confirmed it was a land tremor, and the FCT- NEMA has issued[...]

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China development bank to grant $500m Loan to African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank).

China Development Bank (CDB), the country's major policy bank, signed a deal Thursday to loan 500 million U.S. dollars to African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank). The deal was reached at an African investment forum held Thursday in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province. Afreximbank is an international financial institution aiming to finance and promote intra-[...]

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Bitcoin plunges 15%, $184bn in market value lost

Bitcoin has shed $184bn in market value since January, according to new figures which reflect mounting investor uncertainty over the future of digital currencies. Bitcoin, the world's most widely traded crypto-currency, plunged sharply again on Thursday, taking the total fall over the previous 24 hours to 12.5pc. Bitcoin was trading at around $6409 on Thursday[...]

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Fines: CBN Deducts N1.886bn From Stanbic IBTC Bank Account

Exactly one week after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) imposed fines on four banks, Stanbic IBTC Holdings said the apex bank has unilaterally deducted the sum of N1.886 billion from the account of Stanbic IBTC Bank, despite protestations by the bank that it did not violate any regulation on money remittances. The holdings company[...]

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Osinbajo hosts Nigerian winners of Silicon Valley contest

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government will support the “FD-Detector,” a mobile application (app) developed by five Nigerian girls. In August, the five girls from Anambra state clinched the number one spot at the World Technovation Challenge in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, US, for their work on the app. The app was designed[...]

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“You are corrupt”, Atiku blasts Buhari,says Maina’s reinstatement, Adeosun’s forgery case, others show Buhari not uncompromising on corruption

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Thursday replied the presidency after earlier refuting his claim that President Muhammadu Buhari was power-drunk and compromising on corruption. In a statement issued in Abuja by Paul Ibe, his Media Adviser, Mr Atiku said if Mr Buhari was uncompromising enough, he would have stopped the reinstatement of sacked chairman[...]

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Apple buys Shazam

The European Union has signed off on Apple’s proposal to buy Shazam, effectively clearing the way for the deal to close. Margrethe Vestager, the European Commission’s competition chief, had launched a full investigation of the proposed merger after it was announced late last year. In a statement Thursday, she said regulators had not found any[...]

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How Do I Find a Business Idea and Become Successful?

• How do I come up with a business idea? • What steps should I take in validating my business idea? • What are the easy steps on how to start a business? Hello everyone, today we will be brainstorming on this simple yet difficult task of finding and deciding on a business idea. Every[...]

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The Igbo Business Model: A Catalyst for SMEs Development in Nigeria.

By Bright P. Eregha, PhD • Importance of SME Development to Nigeria • Challenges of SME Development in Nigeria • Concept of Capital? • The Igbo Business Model Explained • Benefits of the Igbo Business Model • A Case for Government Adoption of the Igbo Business Model The Nigerian economy has always been susceptible to global[...]

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Second-hand toys are dangerous for kids, study warns

Second hand toys are an attractive option to families because they can be inherited directly from friends or relatives or obtained cheaply and readily from charity stores, flea markets and the internet. Second-hand toys could pose a health risk to young children, a study has found. Old Lego blocks, dolls and toy cars were found[...]

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Nigeria-born Marianne Olaleye makes Portrait of Britain shortlist

A UK-based Nigerian, Marianne Olaleye, has been shortlisted among the top 100 photographers in the prestigious Portrait of Britain photography contest and will have her works featured in the first Portrait of Britain book, featuring 200 shortlisted images. Launched in 2016 by the British Journal of Photography (BJP), the Portrait of Britain is an annual[...]

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FEC okays N6.07tn five-year national health plan

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved a new five-year National Health Strategic Plan 2, which is to gulp the sum of N6.07tn. The meeting was presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari, who was attending a summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, which drew African leaders and[...]

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14 Confirmed Dead After Cholera Outbreak In Borno

The Borno State Government yesterday confirmed eight cases of cholera outbreaks, saying 14 others died of acute watery diarrhea. The Commissioner for Health, Haruna Mshelia, told journalists in Maiduguri that the cases were reported in 13 local government areas of the state. He stated: “Suspected cases have also been reported from some LGAs such as[...]

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IGP Bars FSARS From Searching Phones, Laptops Of Innocent Citizens

The Inspector General of the Nigeria Police Force, Ibrahim Idris, has warned the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) against indiscriminate search of mobile phones and laptops of ordinary citizens. He also stated that FSARS personnel found culpable of illegal detention beyond 48 hours risk dismissal. Speaking through Amaechi Elumelu, the National Coordinator of X-Squad, at[...]

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Nike unveils new Chelsea jersey that can talk to your phone

Nike has revealed its first football shirt that also happens to be a tech product. The new Chelsea third kit is the first to make use of Nike's "Connect" technology, which allows phones to talk to the jerseys. The features allow people to scan their football shirts and then use them to get access to[...]

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