Breaking – Oby Ezekwesili Withdraws From Presidential Race

The Presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili has withdrawn from the presidential race.   In a statement issued on Thursday by the spokesperson of the Obiageli Ezekwesili Campaign Organization, Ozioma Ubabukoh, the decision followed extensive discussions with Nigerians at home and in diaspora to help build a coalition…

I Was Sacked Because I Refused To Give Minister of Education Bribes – Former TETFUND Executive Secretary

The former Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Dr. Abdullahi Bichi Baffa has on Wednesday alleged that the Minister of Education Adamu Adamu planned his sack over his refusal to accede to the Minister’s demand for bribes.   Speaking on a BBC Hausa Service interview, Baffa said the minister had put pressure on…

Remita, Verve Partner To Extend Payment Services

Remita, an electronic payment platform, has partnered with Verve, a Pan-African financial technology brand, to further enhance the payment experience of millions of customers by enabling them to pay thousands of merchants on the Remita platform using their Verve card.   This partnership which increases the card payment options available to customers on the Remita…

Legendary Zimbabwe Musician Mtukudzi Dies At 66

Zimbabwe’s most successful and internationally renowned musician Oliver Mtukudzi died on Wednesday after suffering from diabetes, ending a career that spanned four decades and 67 albums.   The 66-year-old singer, affectionately known as “Tuku”, died at a local clinic on Wednesday afternoon, the Minister of Information Monica Mutsvangwa said.   Reuters reports that as news…

Australian Open: Pliskova Knocks Out Serena Williams in Quarter-Final Clash

Serena Williams has been knocked out of the Australian Open by Karolina Pliskova after holding match points.   The 37-year-old American, going for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title, led 5-1 in the decider but lost 6-4 4-6 7-5 in Melbourne. Williams’ inability to seal victory means a highly anticipated rematch of her controversial…

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Declares Self President, Gets American backing

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president on Wednesday, winning the backing of Washington and many Latin American nations and prompting socialist Nicolas Maduro, who has led the oil-rich nation since 2013, to break relations with the United States.   U.S. President Donald Trump formally recognized Guaido shortly after his announcement and praised…