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 […]

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 […]

IPPIS: Unregistered lecturers may forfeit Dec salary

•ASUU members shun FG order, CONUA complies Chukwudi Akasike,  Olaleye Aluko,  Ademola Babalola, Ibadan, Sola Shittu, Raphael  Ede  and Sampson Itode There were indications on Tuesday that any federal university lecturers that failed to register for the Integrated Payment and Personnel Information System might forfeit their December salary. The PUNCH gathered that officials at the Accountant General of […]

IPPIS: ASUU branches meet, say no going back

The enrolment for the Integrated Payment and Personnel Information System did not start in universities on Monday as officials from the Office of the  Accountant-General of the Federation had yet to arrive at institutions. The PUNCH, however, gathered that the exercise would start fully on Tuesday (today) as officials arrived in the universities on Monday afternoon. […]

RAVE 91.7 FM MARKS 4TH ANNIVERSARY.

It is four years since Rave FM commenced her journey towards ensuring quality broadcasting is offered to residents of Osun State and Nigeria in general. The top radio station, which officially opened on the 26th of November, 2015, has grown beyond expectations to emerge the best amongst her peers. Owned by a professional broadcast journalist, […]

NUPENG, PENGASSAN back FG on fuel sale suspension, border residents fume

The Nigeria Customs Service has suspended supply of petroleum products to petrol stations within 20 kilometres of all the border posts. The Comptroller General of Customs, Col.  Hameed  Ali ( retd.), gave this directive to all commands through   the Deputy Comptroller- General Enforcement, Inspection, and Investigation, Agustine Chidi,  late Wednesday in Abuja. He stated that […]