Burna Boy leads Apple’s 2019 top 10 streamed songs

Afro-fusion artist, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy, has topped the 2019 list of Apple Music most streamed artists. The data, recently released by Apple Music, featured Artists in sub Sahara Africa whose songs were streamed via the platform. In the heavyweight list, Burna Boy had five songs leaving the other five top slots to other […]

Nigeria named among highest new users of bitcoin

Nigerians usage of bitcoin has continued to rise despite warnings by the Central Bank of Nigeria that digital currencies are not legal tender. The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria disclosed this in its release on ‘The Nigerian Banker’, in its December 2019 edition. Part of its report on digital currencies read, “The CBN has […]

DSS frees Sowore, Bakare after court order, pays fine

SaharaReporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and his co-detainee, Adebayo Bakare, have been freed by the Department of State Service. They were freed hours after Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja gave the DSS 24 hours ultimatum to release the two men. Their lead defence counsel, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), confirmed this development […]

N7.1bn fraud: Mixed reactions as Orji Kalu bags 12 years

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday convicted a former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, of N7.1bn fraud and sentenced him to 12 years’ imprisonment. The judgment, delivered by Justice Mohammed Idris, came 12 years after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission filed fraud charges against Kalu in 2007. Kalu was convicted alongside […]

APC crises: Buhari meets Oshiomhole, state chairmen, intervenes in Edo

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, will today (Friday) lead state chairmen of the party to meet  President Muhammadu Buhari. The visit is coming a day after governors elected on the platform of the party met behind closed doors with the President. Thursday’s meeting was attended by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and […]

Iran arrests eight ‘linked to CIA’ in street unrest

Iran has arrested eight people accused of links to the CIA and gathering information to send abroad during deadly street violence that erupted after a fuel price hike triggered demonstrations. A near-total internet blackout was imposed by the Islamic republic on November 16, the day after it made the shock announcement that petrol prices were […]

Protests against hate speech, social media bills rock Abuja, Lagos

• Police assault reporter, seize, release camera• Senate won’t force them on Nigerians, says Lawan• Ezekwesili urges women to resist passage The Senate yesterday said it would not force the controversial hate speech and anti-social media bills on Nigerians.The upper chamber gave the promise as scores of protesters yesterday stormed the National Assembly demanding the […]

Banks earned N180m to deposit N546b with CBN

•Savings, lending rates gap narrows to 27%•Apex bank cautions transaction-switching firms on lapses The nation’s Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) opted to deposit a whopping N545.71 billion in the tills of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) than deploying them in the economic segments of the country, earning just N180 million in the month of October […]