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Locals In Ngora, Uganda Claim 'Volcanic Activity'

NGORA, UGANDALocals in Ngora, Uganda have apparently reported what they claim is 'volcanic activity' at a rock locally known as Moru Otukei rock, which sits just outside of the main village center. Reports like these can in many cases turn out to be false, as fear and local gossip spreads without the presence of geologists and volcanologists to confirm or debunk these claims. A few years back, a similar claims were made in Burma, India, and Nigeria, which ended up being some sort of effort to g...
Tags: Nigeria, Geology, Matt, Ngora Uganda, Burma India

Osimhen hat-trick powers Nigeria to Olympics triumph

Johannesburg (AFP) – Victor Osimhen scored a hat-trick as Nigeria swept aside Libya in the second half to win 4-0 Monday and reach the third qualifying round of the 2020 Olympic Games football tournament. The... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Nigeria, Sport, Soccer, Libya, Johannesburg, Afp, Victor Osimhen, Osimhen

Saturday Roundup for March 23rd

It’s our weekly roundup of stories you don’t want to miss   US & Episcopal Church President Trump went to church for St Patrick’s day at St John’s Episcopal. WaPo has the headline: “A church service on blue skied Sunday interrupts Trump’s weekend of presidential pique” WaPo video https://w...
Tags: UK, Nigeria, Africa, Religion, Rochester, Kelvin, Augsburg, Trump, St John, University of Notre Dame, Southern Africa, UMC, WaPo, Keene, US Episcopal Church, St Patrick

Albania fires consul in Nigeria over alleged fraud charges

Albania's Foreign Ministry has fired an Indian serving as its consul of honor in Nigeria after learning he was wanted in his country for money laundering.
Tags: Finance, Nigeria, Article, Associated Press, Albania, Tirana, Foreign Ministry, FBN, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, Ff86753f-9b9e-5c2c-960a-54311f979c48

Africa Eye: On the front line of Nigeria’s energy crisis

Meet the men and women connecting - and sometimes disconnecting - residents of the city of Port Harcourt.
Tags: News, Nigeria, Africa

Nigeria: Holding A Board Of Directors Meeting In Nigeria - Fred-Young & Evans

How many members may call for a Board meeting ("the meeting")? Section 263 (3) of the Companies and Allied Matters Act ("the CAMA") provides that;
Tags: News, Nigeria, Evans, Board, Cama

On the Smugglers’ Radar

“On The Smugglers’ Radar” is a feature for books that have caught our eye: books we have heard of via other bloggers, directly from publishers, and/or from our regular incursions into the Amazon jungle. Thus, the Smugglers’ Radar was born. Because we want far more books than we can possibly buy or review (what else is new?), we thought we would make the Smugglers’ Radar into a weekly feature – so YOU can tell us which books you have on your radar as well! On Ana’s Radar: From the awesome...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Navy, Mexico, China, Nigeria, US, Star, New York Times, Farmers, Isa, Charles, Elle, Academy, Eva, Libra

Nigeria make history after sealing U-19 WC spot

Peter Aho provided the star turn as Nigeria recovered from 91 for 7 to go past the 139-run target with two wickets in hand against Sierra Leone
Tags: Nigeria, Sport, Cricket, Peter Aho

Mohamed Salah drops hint over Liverpool future

Mohamed Salah & Egypt Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah is currently enjoying a mini break. Rather than joining up with the Egyptian squad, Salah opted to stay away from the Pharaohs’ get-together. Niger held Egypt to a 1-1 draw in an African Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday. Egypt take on Nigeria next week. For the record, Egypt have already qualified for the 2019 African Cup of Nations. Egypt will also be hosting the tournament this summer. View thi...
Tags: Nigeria, Sport, Soccer, Egypt, Premier League, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal, Argentina, Juventus, Anfield, Man City, Gabon, Niger, Mohamed Salah, Paulo Dybala

In pictures: The lifeguards of Lagos

The men who watch over the Atlantic Ocean, saving the lives of the swimmers of Nigeria's main city.
Tags: News, Nigeria, Lagos, Atlantic Ocean

Acquiring Igbo.

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani writes affectingly about growing up in Nigeria speaking English: None of us children spoke Igbo, our local language. Unlike the majority of their contemporaries in our hometown, my parents had chosen to speak only English to their children. Guests in our home adjusted to the fact that we were an English-speaking household, with varying degrees of success. Our helps were also encouraged to speak English. Many arrived from their remote villages unable to utter a single word ...
Tags: London, Singapore, Nigeria, Uncategorized, Linguistics, BBC World Service, Peter, Lee, PAUL, Ibadan, Lee Kuan Yew, Hausa, Yoruba, Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, Igbo

Our Chess Champion Has a Home

The 8-year-old refugee who last week was thrilled to have a trophy suddenly has so much more.
Tags: News, Nigeria, Philanthropy, Chess, Scholarships and Fellowships, Immigration and Emigration, Education (K-12, Homeless Persons

Why #ThisIsMyHustle Is Trending In Nigeria

Across the country, young people are proudly sharing their side hustles and main gigs, from baking wedding cakes to growing ginger to laying tile.(Image credit: Courtesy of Ismail Abdulahi, Abdullahi Musa/Twitter )
Tags: News, Nigeria

Italian club AS Roma launch Pidgin twitter account

Italian club AS Roma hopes to further improve its connection with fans in Nigeria by setting up a Pidgin Language Twitter account.
Tags: News, Nigeria, Roma

Nigeria yet to approach Arsenal's Folarin Balogun

Nigeria under-20 coach Paul Aigbogun would welcome Arsenal teenager Folarin Balogun to his squad but has not spoken to him about switching national allegiances.
Tags: News, Nigeria, Paul Aigbogun, Folarin Balogun

Nigerian fintech startup OneFi acquires payment company Amplify

Lagos based online lending startup OneFi is buying Nigerian payment solutions company Amplify for an undisclosed amount. OneFi will take over Amplify’s IP, team, and client network of over 1000 merchants to which Amplify provides payment processing services, OneFi CEO Chijioke Dozie told TechCrunch. The move comes as fintech has become one of Africa’s most active investment sectors and startup acquisitions—which have been rare—are picking up across the continent. The purchase of Amplify caps off...
Tags: TC, Europe, Money, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Ipo, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Senegal, Banking, E-commerce, Ceo, Economy, Smartphone, Whatsapp

Nigeria: Nigeria's 2019 Data Protection Regulation: A Fair Scale For Privacy And Commercial Rights? - AO2 Law

On January 25, 2019, Nigeria's National Information and Technology Development Agency issued the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation 2019. The Regulation took effect on same date.
Tags: News, Nigeria, Nigeria Data Protection

Jesus statues around the world

Everyone knows about the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but there are actually a number of dramatic statues depicting Jesus Christ around the world. Christ the King in Poland wears a gilded crown. Vietnam’s Christ of Vũng Tàu overlooks the ocean. In Nigeria, Jesus de Greatest is carved from white marble and is the largest statue of Jesus on the continent of Africa. In honor of Easter, we’ve rounded up some of the coolest Jesus statues around the world, be they un...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Nigeria, Africa, US, Spain, Grenada, Chile, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Argentina, South America, Jesus, John, Vietnam

Homeless chess champion from Nigeria 'gets apartment' after crowdfund

A crowdfunder was started for eight-year-old Tanitoluwa Adewumi after he won a US chess competition.
Tags: News, Nigeria, US, Tanitoluwa Adewumi

Seven Africa-focused startups present at Y Combinator’s Demo Day

The seven African-focused companies which presented as part of Y Combinator’s 200 strong cohort of Winter 2019 class of 200 startups may seem like a small percentage for such a large class, but it represents the growing significance of African ventures in YC’s universe. Since 2016, the Silicon Valley accelerator—that provides seed funds and mentorship for early stage startups—has backed 25 companies located in Africa and another 10 with an Africa product focus, according to YC spokesperson Linds...
Tags: Google, TC, Y Combinator, Business, UK, China, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Spokesperson, Economy, Companies, United Kingdom, Healthcare, Silicon Valley, Tanzania

Nigeria: The Federal Competition And Consumer Protection Act 2019: Regulatory Implications For Merger Transactions In Nigeria - Andersen Tax LP

The Global Transaction Forecast (Report) issued by Baker Mckenzie and Oxford Economics predicts that merger and acquisition (M & A) transactions in Nigeria will continue to rise.
Tags: News, Nigeria, Oxford Economics, Baker McKenzie, Nigeria Andersen Tax LP

Nigerian cassava-based ethanol plant getting close to launch

In Nigeria, local press reports that the planned ethanol production facility in Ondo state is expected to come online soon, though a date for commissioning wasn’t reported. The article said the project came about following the governor’s trip to China last year, insinuating that the technology for the project could be Chinese. The plant is meant to process up to 400 metric tons of cassava per day and is seen as an opportunity to employ unengaged youth in the area.
Tags: China, Nigeria, Producer News, Ethanol, Cassava, Ondo

Did ‘Muslim Militants’ Kill 120 Christians in Nigeria in February/March 2019?

News reports in the aftermath of the Christchurch, New Zealand, massacre presented a woefully incomplete description of a complicated conflict.
Tags: News, Nigeria, Christchurch New Zealand, Muslim Militants

City of Venice to Launch Official Arts District During Biennale

At this year’s Venice Biennale, the island of Giudecca will launch an official Art District, including 11 art galleries and three national pavilions— Estonia, Iceland, and Nigeria. “The island of Giudecca has an incredible legacy as a platform for nurturing contemporary art and we are thrilled to placing all of its current galleries and future projects […]
Tags: Art, News, Nigeria, Venice, Venice Biennale, Art News, Minipost, Giudecca, Estonia Iceland

South Africa’s FlexClub raises $1.2M, partners with Uber Mexico

FlexClub, a South African startup that matches investors and drivers to cars for ride-hailing services, closed a $1.2 million seed round led by CRE Venture Capital. The company will use the financing to add team members and expand off the continent through a partnership with Uber Mexico. The move comes as Africa’s tech-transit space continues to produce unique mobility solutions shaped around local needs. FlexClub touts itself as a “gig economy investment platform” that is creating new asset ...
Tags: TC, Uber, Indonesia, Mexico, Finance, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Economy, Uganda, South Africa, Transport, Venture Capital, Carsharing, Taxify, Startup Company

Nigeria: Enforcement Of Ship Mortgage Under Nigerian Law - Famsville Solicitors

Mortgaging a ship is a form of security wherein a ship owner ("Mortgagor") gives to the lender ("Mortgagor")
Tags: News, Nigeria, Mortgagor

Here are the 85+ startups that launched at YC’s W19 Demo Day 1

Y Combinator’s incubator classes have gotten huge. With over 200 companies, the Winter 2019 class is by far YC’s largest yet. Meanwhile, the incubator prepares to shift its headquarters from Mountain View to San Francisco. It’s so large, in fact, it’s had to change the way it does Demo Day. Rather than all pitches happening on one stage, they were split across two stages (the “Pioneer” and “Mission” stages) running in parallel. So even if you were in the building, you couldn’t see all the pit...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Facebook, Y Combinator, Hbo, New York, Instagram, Navy, China, India, Nigeria, Africa, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco

Rebeca Omordia Tweets: Thank you @MUSONng, thank you #Lagos!

Rebeca Omordia Rebeca Omordia‏   @RebecaOmordia   Thank you @ MUSONng, thank you # Lagos! [MUSON is the Musical Society of Nigeria.  It has a performance hall in Lagos.]  [Author: William J. Zick]
Tags: Nigeria, Religion, Lagos, William J Zick, Rebeca Omordia, Rebeca Omordia Rebeca Omordia

Whicker: The 2019 NCAA tournament, from A to Z

The 2019 NCAA men’s basketball tournament, from A to Z: A is for Auburn’s Anfernee McLemore, a shot-blocker who wrote a kinesiology paper on Gordon Hayward’s gruesome ankle injury. In his next game Hardaway dislocated an ankle and broke his tibia. He recovered and now leads Auburn’s backline of shot blockers. B is for Buddy Boeheim, one of three children of Syracuse coach Jim who plays Division I basketball. At an AAU tournament, Buddy drilled 7 3-pointers in a row. North Carolina coach Roy Will...
Tags: Usa, Mac, Montana, Virginia, Nigeria, Sports, Alabama, Sport, Nasa, Soccer, Yale, Tennessee, Iowa, Nba, Mali, Harlem Globetrotters

Nigeria: Document Retrieval Services In Nigeria - Famsville Solicitors

It is a common phenomenon for individuals and corporate entities to require documents from statutory agencies for various reasons.
Tags: News, Nigeria