Mobile money transactions in Nigeria jump to N17 trillion in Q1 2024 – NIBSS

Mobile money operators (MMOs) in Nigeria, comprising the likes of OPay, Palmpay, and others, witnessed a surge in transactions in the first quarter of 2024, hitting  N17.2 trillion. This is according to data released by the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement Systems…

German-American billionaire declared dead in 2021 found with mistress in Russia

An investigation has claimed that a German-American billionaire, who disappeared under mysterious circumstances near Switzerland’s iconic Matterhorn peak six years ago, is suspected to be residing in Moscow with a Russian mistress. In April 2018, Karl-Erivan Haub, a retail tycoon,…

I’m only GOAT in Nigeria, Davido boasts

Popular Afrobeats icon, David Adeleke, also known as Davido, has bragged about being the only “greatest of all time” in the Nigerian music industry. In a viral video shared on TikTok, Davido can be heard confidently proclaiming his status as…

Naira gains at official market amidst depleting reserve

Market data published on the FMDQ website on Wednesday indicated that the naira closed at N1,072.74 against N1,148.14 recorded in the previous market session on Tuesday. The Naira appreciated significantly against the United States dollar at the official market on…

Sanwo-Olu, Fashola, others chart new course for youths at first Lagos leadership summit

The first Lagos Leadership Summit, held Wednesday, ignited new passion and zeal towards charting a new course of action for the country’s future. The event, organised by Lateef Jakande Leadership Academy (LJLA), presented an opportunity for inclusive interaction between old…

Atiku, Wike attend PDP national caucus meeting in Abuja

It is not clear if the duo greeted each other, but former Vice-President Sambo was seated in between them when the meeting was in progress. Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike,…

Data shows CBN not defending naira with FX reserves

Data showing the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s scant interventions in the foreign exchange market prove that it is not defending the naira with its foreign reserves. The CBN has only sold $581 million in the official market, otherwise known as the…

PDP crisis: Damagum’s removal delay worries G-60 lawmakers

As the National Executive Committee meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party is ongoing in Abuja, 60 opposition lawmakers in the House of Representatives seeking the removal of the party’s acting National Chairman, Umar Damagum, on Thursday, warned of the dangers…

How Antonio Rudiger Helped Andriy Lunin Save Mateo Kovacic’s Penalty

Antonio Rudiger and Mateo Kovacic are close friends, but the former may have been the reason his ex-teammate missed a crucial penalty. Antonio Rudiger may have played an even bigger role in Real Madrid’s Champions League triumph over Manchester City than most realise…

Modern Japanese people arose from 3 ancestral groups, 1 of them unknown, DNA study suggests

Modern Japanese people largely originated from three ancestral groups and carry ancient DNA that may influence their risk of developing certain diseases, genetic analyses suggest. Modern Japanese people largely descend from three ancestral groups, a new study suggests. The research…