‘Wahala Dey’ ICPC New Mobile app for whistle blowers

Following the drive to enhance whistle blowing in Nigeria, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has introduced a mobile application that will create a link between the general public and the anti-graft agency. The App called ‘Wahala Dey’ is available on windows mobiles, android mobiles and blackberry devices and can be Read more

Nigeria/Cameroon: I’m Not Afraid of Cameroon – Rohr

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is optimistic the national team will end the first phase of African World Cup qualifiers with maximum points from three matches. The German noted that Nigeria’s next opponents are the new African champs but remains confident of a victory because of their home advantage and Cameroon will be faced with Read more

UN urges Cameroon to restore internet in English areas as ‘secession’ trial begins

The United Nations (UN) has called on the Cameroonian government to restore internet service in its English-speaking areas, rocked by months of protests and strikes. The block, implemented in January, is forcing people to travel to French-speaking regions where they can use the internet. “I am particularly concerned at the tightening of the space for Read more

Nigeria blew away US$1b for officials’ overseas medical bills

It is not clear how much Nigeria’s taxpayers pay for their leaders’ treatments abroad. Former first lady Patience Jonathan has claimed that half of US$31.5 million frozen in a corruption investigation was a government payout for medical bills she incurred in London in 2013. Ever-witty Nigerians took to social media to ask if she was Read more

GSM tariff: NCC begins review of call rates

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced that it has kick-started the process of reviewing mobile voice termination rates for telecommunication industries in the country. NCC Executive Vice Chairman, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta made this disclosure at a stakeholders’ forum on the Cost Based Study for the determination of mobile voice termination rate for the Read more

My father developed hatred for politicians – Mimiko

Outgoing Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, on Wednesday revealed why his father opposed his venturing into politics. Speaking during the launch of his biography, “Mimiko’s Odyssey,” the governor said though his father loved politics but the political violence of 1983 in the South West made his father warn them against joining politics at the Read more

Govt, Labour Agree to Review of Minimum Wage

The President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba, says the Federal Government and the organised Labour movement in the country have reached a consensus to review the National Minimum Wage. Wabba, who disclosed this in an interview with on Wednesday in Abuja, said that the consensus was reached during the sitting of the Technical Read more

Nigerian state takes control of Arik Air

Nigeria’s largest airline, Arik Air, has suspended its two long-haul international routes following a temporary takeover of the company by a state entity. The airline announced Feb. 15 that it was halting services to London and Johannesburg. This followed the decision by the Asset Management Co. of Nigeria (AMCON) to replace the company’s management. The Read more