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Stripe acquires Nigeria’s Paystack for $200M+ to expand into the African continent

Posted: October 16, 2020 at 6:40 am   /   Featured, NEWS

When Stripe  announced earlier this year that it had picked up another $600 million in funding, it said one big reason for the funding was to expand its API-based payments services into more geographies. Today the company is coming good on that plan in the form of some M&A. Stripe is acquiring Paystack, a startup out of Lagos, Nigeria that, […]

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The Plight of The Nigerian Police

Posted: October 13, 2020 at 5:20 pm   /   Featured

These Police personnel are Nigerians who are also suffering from the harsh condition of a failed system. In the wake of the ongoing #EndSARS protests orchestrated by the abuse of power and derailment from it’s primary rules of engagement as this and many more were the root causes of the now disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad […]

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NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers beat Miami Heat with LeBron James MVP

Posted: October 12, 2020 at 9:02 am   /   Featured, Gist and Hype

The Los Angeles Lakers ended a decade-long wait for a 17th NBA title as they beat the Miami Heat 106-93 to seal a 4-2 series victory. The Finals’ most valuable player (MVP) LeBron James posted a triple double – scoring 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists – with both Anthony Davis and Rajon Rondo […]

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Eifel Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton equals Michael Schumacher record with 91st win

Posted: October 12, 2020 at 8:31 am   /   Featured

Lewis Hamilton equalled the all-time record for career Formula 1 victories by winning the Eifel Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver’s win was the 91st of his career and he will surely break Michael Schumacher’s record soon.   Hamilton extended his championship lead over team-mate Valtteri Bottas to 69 points after the Finn retired. Behind Max […]

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Aisha Yesufu, the hijab-wearing revolutionary

Posted: October 11, 2020 at 11:11 pm   /   Featured

Women like Aisha Yesufu are like comets; they come once in a generation bearing the torch of truth, courage and resilience. They are lodestars, shining light on the path to a new world where humankind can thrive without chains and shackles. They are definers of the age; excellent species of their kind. Aisha bestrides the […]

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The Key to Defeating COVID-19 Already Exists. We Need to Start Using It – HARVEY A. RISCH, MD, PHD

Posted: July 28, 2020 at 8:09 pm   /   Featured, NEWS

The Key to Defeating COVID-19 Already Exists. We Need to Start Using It. HARVEY A. RISCH, MD, PHD As professor of epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health, I have authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications and currently hold senior positions on the editorial boards of several leading journals. I am usually accustomed to advocating for […]

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Chicago pastor accused of sexually abusing three girls for years

Posted: July 27, 2020 at 3:16 pm   /   Featured, Gist and Hype

 Jerry Jones, South Side bishop and former assistant fire commissioner, charged with sexually abusing minors Prosecutors said Jones allegedly began abusing two of his nieces when they were just 5 and 6 years old, respectively. Bishop Jerry Jones preaches at the Apostolic Assembly of the Lord on December 21, 2010. Brian Jackson/Chicago Sun-Times file photo Jerry […]

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COVID-19: Traders lament on the 5,000naira imposed fine as Amuwo Odofin LG re-opens four markets in Lagos

Posted: July 26, 2020 at 6:36 am   /   Featured, NEWS

The market leaders are reported to have signed an undertaking to comply with all the safety protocols as regards COVID-19. The Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area in Lagos has reopened four markets for business after three days of closure following concerns about their non-compliance with the COVID-19 guidelines, Imposes a 5,000 naira fine on each […]

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Coronavirus: Oxford vaccine triggers immune response

Posted: July 24, 2020 at 5:50 am   /   Featured, NEWS

A coronavirus vaccine developed by the University of Oxford appears safe and triggers an immune response. Trials involving 1,077 people showed the injection led to them making antibodies and T-cells that can fight coronavirus. The findings are hugely promising, but it is still too soon to know if this is enough to offer protection and larger […]

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Corruption: A Virus That Has killed More People In Nigeria Than Covid-19

Posted: April 3, 2020 at 2:39 pm   /   Featured

Corruption: A Virus That Has killed More People In Nigeria Than Covid-19 It would be foolhardy for anyone to think that all the monies and food items disbursed by the presidency will get to all the targeted vulnerable people in the society they were meant for when they have not dealt with the number one […]

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