WTO worried over Nigeria’s multiple exchange rates policy – Okonjo-Iweala

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is worried about Nigeria’s multiple exchange rate regime and how it will affect its international trade, says the Director-General of  of the organization, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Fielding questions after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday, Okonjo-Iweala said some member states had equally complained […]

Nigeria’s Flutterwave passes $1 billion valuation with $170 million round

ImpactAlpha, March 11 – Three’s a herd – of African unicorns. The close of digital payments company Flutterwave’s Series C round makes it at least the third African tech company to reach a 10-figure valuation. U.S.-based investors Avenir Growth Capital and Tiger Global led the round.   Flutterwave, based in Lagos and San Francisco, launched in 2016 to […]

Facebook antitrust suits seek to divest Instagram, WhatsApp

US federal and state antitrust enforcers filed suit against Facebook on Wednesday claiming the social media giant abused its dominant position and seeking to unwind its acquisitions of messaging services Instagram and WhatsApp. Separate suits filed by the Federal Trade Commission and a coalition of state officials called for the divestment of Instagram and WhatsApp, […]

Buhari, Akufo-Addo, Adesina, Saraki, PDP Mourn Jerry Rawlings

President Muhammadu Buhari; Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo; President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina; former President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were among personages and groups that yesterday condoled with the government and people of Ghana over the passage of their former President, Jerry Rawlings.Rawlings died […]

Britain: Time to unbundle the Nigerian contraption

The Prime Minister of Great Britain, Boris Johnson has a choice either to make history or follow the dehumanizing history of his forebears for lumping Northern Nigeria and  Southern Nigeria Protectorate together, against the people’s volition in a forceful Almagamtion in 1914 by Lord Frederick Lugard. Devoid of cathartic memories, the solemn event marked the […]

Soldiers shot at Nigerians protesting against police brutality, Amnesty International says

Amnesty International says Nigerian soldiers have opened fire on people in Lagos protesting against alleged police brutality, injuring more than 20. Thousands of Nigerians have been demonstrating daily for nearly two weeks against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), which has been accused of extortion, harassment, torture and murders. The unit was disbanded on October 11 […]

#EndSARS protesters arrested in Egypt

Some Nigerians protesting against police brutality in their home country were arrested in Cairo, Egypt on Sunday. However, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri, denied the Nigerian government involvement in the Nigerians’ arrest. She also explained that the Nigerians were not arrested at the Nigerian Embassy but at another location. In a video that […]

Cambridge Analytica did not misuse data in EU referendum, says watchdog

Information commissioner closes three-year investigation into collapsed firm after Brexit vote The data watchdog has closed its investigation into Cambridge Analytica, concluding that the controversial data company did not directly misuse data to influence the Brexit referendum. Elizabeth Denham, the information commissioner, said her team also found no evidence Cambridge Analytica aided Russian intervention in the […]

William warns Earth is at ‘tipping point’ as he launches environmental prize

The Duke of Cambridge warned that the world’s future is at a “tipping point” as he launched his ambitious £50 million Earthshot Prize. In a series of interviews, William set out his ambition to use his global environmental competition to encourage the public, scientists, businesses and even cities to come up with ideas, solutions and […]