Nigerian Startups Record N38bn Investment In 2018

LAGOS – Significant success was recorded in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) industry, as foreign and local investors invested about N38 billion into Nigerian start-ups in the 2nd and 3rd quarter of 2018, of which 75% of this funding went into Nigerian FinTech. This was disclosed by Dr. Isa Pantami, Director General of National Information Technology…

Nigerian Boy Becomes Chess Star In USA

Tanitoluwa Adewunmi, an 8-year-old Nigerian boy has become a child-chess star in the United States. Adewunmi, whose family is homeless in Manhattan, has seven trophies after winning his category at the New York State chess championship, according to the New York Times. The prodigy also went undefeated at the state tournament recently, outwitting children from…

Abubakar Confirms June 9 As End Of NPFL Season

LAGOS – Nigeria’s League Management Company (LMC) has announced that the Nigeria Professional Football League season will end on June 9, following alterations necessitated by the recent general elections and fixtures of teams in continental assignments. Mallam Salihu Abubakar, LMC’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), disclosed this in a media statement that amendments were made on the…

Ruben Loftus-Cheek Withdraws From England Squad Due To Injury

Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has withdrawn from the England squad for their opening Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Montenegro. The 23-year-old came off the bench for the final 25 minutes of yesterday’s Premier League defeat at Everton. But it appears that he sustained an injury during that substitute appearance because he has pulled…