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Interswitch of Nigeria confirms $1B valuation following Visa investment
November 13, 2019 |

Interswitch of Nigeria confirms $1B valuation following Visa investment

Interswitch – the Nigerian digital payments firm confirmed today that it has reached the status of unicorn following Visa acquiring a minority equity stake in Interswitch. “The investment turns Interswitch into being among the most valuable fintech businesses in Africa with a $1 billion valuation,” the firm said in a release. The Visa investment indeed […]

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Nigeria team proves their pedigree
November 5, 2019 |

Nigeria team proves their pedigree

Three minutes into their debut at the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup™ – the competition which they’ve won an unmatched 5 times – the Federal Republic of Nigeria conceded. Gyorgy Komaromi tapped in David Laszlo’s soaring cross, and the Republic of Hungary was up on the U-17 juggernauts. In the second match, it seemed they […]

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Scholarships awarded for more than 20 athletes in Nigeria
October 29, 2019 |

Scholarships awarded for more than 20 athletes in Nigeria

The national Ministry of Youths and Sports Development decided to secure full scholarships for young athletes (25 people) discovered at the National Youth Games (Ilorin) this year. In the Adopt-An-Athlete campaign that the sports minister championed, Sunday Dare emphasized the Ministry’s commitment to supporting the grassroots sports’ development and the talents’ nurturing. It was made […]

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How Nigerians abroad will support their FIFA world cup team?
October 6, 2019 |

How Nigerians abroad will support their FIFA world cup team?

Football is the most popular sport in Nigeria. Since 1949 when a group of players called “British Tourists” were recruited to visit Europe, the African giant has continued to cultivate known home talent both at home and abroad. At the start of this year’s FIFA World Cup, this is how Nigerians abroad will support their […]

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Traditional martial 200 years in Nigeria become a lucrative sport
September 22, 2019 |

Traditional martial 200 years in Nigeria become a lucrative sport

Dambe is a fighting martial art that has a 200-year history in Nigeria, and has gone from a brutal martial art to an entertaining sport today. In this martial art, boxers often use one hand to fight, the other shield, and sometimes use their feet to strike. They often try to lower the game, forcing […]

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Nigeria team’s shirt sold out in 3 minutes
September 10, 2019 |

Nigeria team’s shirt sold out in 3 minutes

The shirt of the African national football team is out of stock after only 3 minutes of opening orders online. Counterfeit shirts began to flood the market. The BBC quoted the Nigerian Football Confederation as saying that 3 million people had successfully ordered the team’s shirt on June 1. The registration system of the manufacturer […]

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Football commentary on Nigeria vs. Cameroon
August 26, 2019 |

Football commentary on Nigeria vs. Cameroon

Cameroon is the defending champion of CAN. But 2 years after the coronation, “The indomitable lion” has lost quite a lot of respect from the opponents. Today, Nigeria will assert that more clearly, by deposing Cameroon in the first knockout round. Coming to CAN 2019 with the mission to protect the throne, Cameroon again showed […]

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Nigeria’s Shi’ite Muslim group announced a suspension of protests
August 3, 2019 |

Nigeria’s Shi’ite Muslim group announced a suspension of protests

IMN spokesman Ibrahim Musa said he would protest against the ban, as well as the government’s consideration of its “terrorist” activity this weekend. IMN held nearly daily demonstrations in the capital Abuja to call for the release of this movement leader, Ibrahim Zakzaky, who had been arrested since December 2015. The clash between security forces […]

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Russia uses a 1.5-ton bomb to destroy rebels
July 21, 2019 |

Russia uses a 1.5-ton bomb to destroy rebels

Russia used a 1.5 ton heavy bomb to destroy rebels. Each bomb KAB-1500 of Russia’s improved version weighs 1.5 tons. The war in Idlib is in a tug of war, many times the Syrian army has to fight against the aggressive attack of jihadist rebels. This forced Russia to deploy the Su-24 and Su-34 bombers […]

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Online support service for people suffering from mental health crisis in Nigeria (part 2)
July 6, 2019 |

Online support service for people suffering from mental health crisis in Nigeria (part 2)

“Nigeria is severely short of mental health services for people in the Northeast. NEEM was born to solve this problem.” Psychological support from our experts will help patients reduce stress, ”said Chinyereugo Udensi, a NEEM clinical psychologist. Some veterans Boko Haram said that they had been kidnapped, had to join a warrior group, had to […]

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