Saturday, February 16, 2019

Oluseyi Awojulugbe

    Toni Tones: I didn’t audition for my role in ‘King of Boys’

Toni Tones: I didn’t audition for my role in ‘King of Boys’

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    TCL behind-the-scenes: Pete Edochie, Toyin Abraham, Bambam star in ‘Foreigner’s God’

TCL behind-the-scenes: Pete Edochie, Toyin Abraham, Bambam star in ‘Foreigner’s God’

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    First Bank, Azuri launch pay-as-you-go solar services

First Bank, Azuri launch pay-as-you-go solar services

First Bank of Nigeria and Azuri Technologies, a pay-as-you-go solar technology, have announced a partnership that will allow customers to access solar services on a pay-as-you-go basis.Under the partnership, Azuri’s solar home TV product will be co-branded and co-marketed by both companies and customers will be able to pay for their solar via FirstBank’s Firstmonie agent network and mobile payment [...]

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    Davido’s ‘Fall’ sets record as longest-charting Nigerian song on Billboard

Davido’s ‘Fall’ sets record as longest-charting Nigerian song on Billboard

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    Made: As Anikulapos, we are trained to accept death

Made: As Anikulapos, we are trained to accept death

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    FG to ban tomato paste importation before end of 2019, says Audu Ogbeh

FG to ban tomato paste importation before end of 2019, says Audu Ogbeh

Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture and natural resources, says the federal government will place a final ban on the importation of tomato paste before the end of 2019.Speaking in Kano during a tour of the Dangote Tomato Processing Plant in Kadawa, Kano state, Ogbeh said the ban will encourage massive tomato production.According to Ogbeh, the federal government has set aside [...]

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    I’m happy I didn’t win BBNaija, says Bisola Aiyeola

I’m happy I didn’t win BBNaija, says Bisola Aiyeola

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    BPE bargains concessionary gas price for ALSCON

BPE bargains concessionary gas price for ALSCON

The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) says the federal government should consider listing Aluminium Smelting Company of Nigeria (ALSCON) as a strategic industry so it can get gas at a concessionary price.According to a statement released by the bureau, DHL/RUSAL, ALSCON's core investor, had listed the issue of gas price and supply as one that requires urgent resolution after signing [...]

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    CBN on ‘N32bn racket’: No room for arbitrage in FX market

CBN on ‘N32bn racket’: No room for arbitrage in FX market

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says there is no room for racketeering or arbitrage in the nation's forex scheme.The apex bank made this statement in reaction to a news report that claimed that some people pocket about N32 billion annually from the N306/$ exchange rate regime.In a statement signed by Isaac Okorafor, director of the corporate communications department at [...]

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    Davido: US detectives searched my house when I first bought it

Davido: US detectives searched my house when I first bought it

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    Indian phone maker enters Nigerian market to provide ‘quality yet affordable’ products

Indian phone maker enters Nigerian market to provide ‘quality yet affordable’ products

Lava, an Indian phone maker, has launched its products in Nigeria saying it is targeting both low and high-income earners.Speaking at the launch, Sushil Segal, country head for Lava, said the company is targeting emerging markets hence, the reason it launched in Africa two years and now trading in Egypt, Sudan, Ghana and Kenya.Rohit Singh, the company's executive director, business [...]

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    21st Century Technologies gets Africa’s first Uptime Institute Tier IV certification

21st Century Technologies gets Africa’s first Uptime Institute Tier IV certification

21st Century Technologies Limited has obtained a Tier IV certification from Uptime Institute, the first time for any telecommunications company in Africa.With this certification, 21st Century will construct a digital economy data centre in Nigeria.In 2018, 21st Century Technologies, which is led by Wale Ajisebutu (pictured), achieved the multi-tier cloud security standard.At that time, the company described the standard as [...]

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    Davido to perform alongside Cardi B, Meek Mill at Belgium Festival

Davido to perform alongside Cardi B, Meek Mill at Belgium Festival

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    US imposes visa restrictions on Ghana

US imposes visa restrictions on Ghana

The United States, on Thursday, said it has imposed visa restrictions on Ghana.Mike Pompeo, US secretary of state, said the West African country has not been co-operating in accepting Ghanian citizens to be deported from the US."As a result, Secretary of State Pompeo has ordered consular officers in Ghana to implement visa restrictions on certain categories of visa applicants. Without [...]

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    Muslim students threaten to shut down Lagos over ‘hijab harassment’

Muslim students threaten to shut down Lagos over ‘hijab harassment’

The Lagos unit of the Muslim Students' Society of Nigeria (MSSN) has threatened to mobilise its members to shut down Lagos if harassment of students wearing hijab persists.Basheerah Majekodunmi, amirah (female head) of the MSSN Lagos, said some students were still been harassed despite the circular issued by the Lagos state government and the judgement of the appeal court in [...]

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    You can now apply for the $100k 2019 Nigeria Off-Grid Challenge

You can now apply for the $100k 2019 Nigeria Off-Grid Challenge

The US African Development Foundation (USADF) and All On say applications are now open for the 2019 Nigeria Off-Grid Challenge.According to a statement released by the organisers, the application window will open on February 1 and close on March 15, 2019.USADF and All On have committed to provide funding to 100% African MSMEs that improve energy access through off-grid energy [...]

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Exchange Rates

February 15, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
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