Dangote Foundation empowers 34,000 women in Katsina

THE Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) has empowered no fewer than 34,000 vulnerable women from all the 34 local governments in Katsina State from a N10 billion micro-grant set aside for disadvantaged women across the country.  The money is set aside to empower the women economically either to start or boost their

Lagos, Rivers Headquarters Of Money Laundering

THE Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, on Tuesday, described Rivers and Lagos States as the headquarters of money laundering in Nigeria.Magu said that though Lagos State was the first in terms of money laundering, the unenviable position was followed by Rivers. The acting EFCC chairman,

Shops In Amassoma, Bayelsa State Burnt, Millions Lost

Residents and shop owners counted their losses at Amassoma, the Niger Delta University (NDU), Bayelsa State following an outbreak of fire in Friday evening. It was gathered that the fire broke out from one of the shops located close to the NDU main gate. The fire was said to have spread to

Company paying $3,000 to smoke weed for a month

Every now and then a viral ‘dream job’ pops up offering candidates the chance to travel the world for £££, testing out private jets or something similar. There was this one, where people had to house sit their way around the planet, this one, where someone was hiring a barefoot

Bauchi Approves ₦30,000 New Minimum Wage

Bauchi State Government has approved the payment of N30,000 new minimum wage for employees in the state. This is contained in a statement issued by Alhaji Mohammed Baba, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) to newsmen in on Wednesday in Bauchi.According to the statement, the approval is with ‘immediate effect’

Mob Sets Two Dangote Trucks Ablaze After Crushing Two To Death In Ogun

Two trucks belonging to Dangote cement company has been set ablaze by angry mob for allegedly crushing two people to death. The accident occurred today (Tuesday) in Imowo in the Ijebu-Ode Local Government Area of Ogun State. According to reports, the trucks hit the victims, a motorcyclist and a passenger, from behind and crushed them

UK Couple Accidentally Throw Away £15,000 In A Box At A Recycling Plant

A couple who accidentally threw away £15,000 in cash have had their money returned thanks to honest recycling centre staff.  The duo from Burnham-On-Sea had taken several boxes of rubbish from the house they were clearing, belonging to a deceased relative, to a recycling depot in Midsomer Norton, Somerset. Unknown to them

Customs Impounds Over 4800 Bales Of Second Hand Clothes In Yaba Market, Lagos

The Joint border drill has confiscated more than 4800 bales of second hand clothings valued at three billion naira from Yaba market in Lagos. The Customs Coordinator, Western Zone, Assistant Comptroller General, Bukar Amajan, explained that the seizure was made possible through intelligence report. More than 4800 bales of second hand clothings

Russian blogger Destroys His Mercedes-AMG G63 SUV By Dropping It From Helicopter

Russian vlogger has shown his displeasure with German automaker Mercedes by dropping and destroying his Mercedes-AMG G63 from helicopter. He airlifted the SUV into the Karelian sky and dropped it to the ground from almost 1,000 feet. The one-time high-riding and iconic SUV was smashed in a matter of seconds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRMUKgpwyWk In

Amaechi: Chinese Firm Embarrassing Nigeria Over Lagos-Ibadan Railway Stations

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has described as embarrassing, the delay by the China Civil Engineering and Construction Corporation (CCECC) in completing the 10 railway stations along Lagos-Ibadan standard guage rail line. Amaechi said this on Friday during an inspection of the rail project. According to him, CCECC, the contractor handling the

Free Rail ride for everyone-Transport Minister

the Nigeria Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi has announced that there will be free rail ride on Lagos-Ibadan route till March, 2020. He made this known on Twitter. He wrote: Our free rides on the Lagos-Ibadan standard guage rail line will begin today and run through March, 2020. Commuters on that route

Jumia close operations in Tanzania

While the workers of Jumia Cameroon are still digesting the news of operations being 'suspended' in the country, the biggest eCommerce startup in Africa has closed another of its business in Tanzania. According to a statement obtained by Techawk, the 'Amazon of Africa' has shut down its operations in Tanzania in

Plastic Factory Sealed After Machine Chops Off Worker’s Head 

In Lagos State a plastic production factory, Multipak, has been sealed for violation of safety rules and regulations, poor house keeping and lack of signage which led to the untimely death of one Femi Olatunde, a factory worker who got his head stocked while operating one of the machines. According to