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Andela, the company building distributed engineering teams with Africa’s top software developers, today announced the completion of a $100M Series D funding.

Andela sacks 400 employees in Nigeria, others

Andela, an Africa-focused company that builds talented software engineers, has announced the disengagement of about 400 junior engineers and workers in Nigeria, Uganda and Kenya.
The President of the Nigerian Union South Africa (NUSA), Adetola Olubajo, on Friday said that victims of the recent xenophobic attacks in that country deserved to be compensated.

Why many Nigerians won’t leave South Africa despite xenophobia

Two months after taking up the teaching job, what would seem like the first sign of xenophobia reared its head. The South African authorities came up with a law barring all foreigners from their education sector. “I had no option but to resort to buying and selling.”

NSE elects new executives

The Nigerian Society of Engineers, Victoria Island Branch has elected new executives that will run the affairs of the society for the next two years.

Kebbi governor inaugurates N288 million road, bridge projects

Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi, on Saturday, inaugurated road and bridge projects worth N288 million in Kanya village of Danko/Wasagu Local Government Area of the state.
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) will today begin a four-day 1st Digital African Week Conference in Abuja.

ITU first Digital African Week opens in Abuja

Hosted by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the event which holds in the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja is expected to bring together leading specialists in the ICT field, from top policy-makers to engineers, designers, smart city planners, government officials, regulators, standards experts, the academia among others.
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has said that construction work on the Gusau Airport project would commence this month.

Zamfara airport project takes off this month – governor

The governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has said that construction work on the Gusau Airport project would commence in August.
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has said that construction work on the Gusau Airport project would commence this month.

Airport project won’t cost us money, commences this month – Zamfara governor

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has said that construction work on the Gusau Airport project would commence this month.

Nigerian airline operators kick against flight allocations to Emirates

The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) has kicked against the recent commencement of an additional flight daily into Nigeria by Emirates Airline.
The National Biotechnology Development Agency, NABDA has unveiled prototype Digesters and Process Optimization Test Systems developed by a team of its scientists, engineers and technicians.

Invention: NABDA unveils portable biogas digesters

The National Biotechnology Development Agency, NABDA, has unveiled prototype Digesters and Process Optimization Test Systems developed by a team of its scientists, engineers and technicians.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 1

Speaker Gbajabiamila seeks collaboration on good governance

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila says the house needs the support of seasoned Nigerians to succeed in making laws for‎ good governance of the country.
India launched its very first lunar lander bound for the surface of the Moon.

India successfully launches its first lunar lander bound for the moon

Chandrayaan-2 consists of an orbiter, as well as a lander named Vikram and a rover named Pragyan, which all launched on top of an Indian GSLV MK-III rocket at 5:13AM ET on Monday, July 22nd.
The artificial muscle consists of polymer material, into which the researchers have integrated enzymes that burn the glucose for energy the same as a biological muscle does(Thor Balkhed)

Engineers develop ‘artificial muscles’ 40 times stronger than human muscles

An international team of engineers in US and China have developed powerful artificial muscles which can generate power 40 times that of human muscles.

SCOAN: Collapsed building in good condition without deflections – witness

A Lagos State High Court sitting in Igbosere was yesterday told by a witness, Architect Dayo Olatunbosun Fabiyi that the building belonging to the Synagogue Church Of All National (SCOAN) was in general good conditions with no deflections before it collapsed.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he will send about 1,500 American troops to the Middle East, mostly as a protective measure, amid heightened tensions with Iran.

Donald Trump: I’ll send 1,500 troops to Middle East

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he will send about 1,500 American troops to the Middle East, mostly as a protective measure, amid heightened tensions with Iran.
Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have been charged to be alert, courageous and more decisive in the fight against Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in North East Nigeria. Twitter-HQNigerianArmy

Nigerian Army buries officer, two soldiers killed by terrorists in Borno

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday laid to rest, the remains of one officer and two soldiers killed by the Boko Haram group in Borno State.
The Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company on Monday appealed to residents of Ibrahim Taiwo Road in Kaduna to bear with it over the power outage being experienced by the residents.

TCN completes first phase of new transmission substation in Akwa Ibom

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has completed and energised the first phase of the ongoing brand new transmission substation in Ekim, Akwa Ibom State.
The ministry of power works and hosing has asked Nigerians to be rest assured that the third mainland bridge in Lagos poses no danger to users.

Ministry: Third mainland bridge safe for use

The ministry of power works and hosing has asked Nigerians to be rest assured that the third mainland bridge in Lagos poses no danger to users.
Mr Olalekan Agoro, Chairman, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) Lagos Branch, on Friday urged the Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) to implement the Engineering Amendment Act, 2019.

NSE seeks implementation of Engineering Amendment Act

Mr Olalekan Agoro, Chairman, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) Lagos Branch, on Friday urged the Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) to implement the Engineering Amendment Act, 2019.

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Xenophobia: Christian conference nominates Air Peace chief for award

The Conference of Christians of Aladura Worldwide has lauded the roles played by Air Peace Airline as well as the company’s Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Allen Onyema, for evacuating Nigerians from South Africa following series of attacks on them by the South Africans.
Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has held meeting with the chieftains of the Nigeria Football Federation in his resolve to sanitize the country’s football administration.

Sports minister urges NFF board to change perspective about Nigeria’s football administration

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has urged the board of the Nigeria Football Federation to work hard to change the perspective about football administration in the country .
Hassan Rouhani said Sunday Iran extends its “hand of friendship and brotherhood” toward cooperating with regional nations.

Iran sees problems with foreign forces, vows to lead gulf security

Iran’s president says his country should lead regional security in the strategic Persian Gulf.
The Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Emmanuel Okoro, on Thursday refuted reports by a section of the media which claimed there was a jail break at the Keffi Old Prison.

Federal government unfolds fresh plan to reform prison inmates

Chris Okoye, Controller of Correctional Service, Nigerian Correctional Service, Imo State Command, has disclosed that a fresh mechanism has been put in place by the Federal Government for the rehabilitation and reformation of prison inmates across the country.
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Kogi guber: APC chieftain lauds choice of Senator Adeyemi as Governor Bello’s campaign chief

A Lokoja-based Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Fancy Tiamiyu, has applauded the appointment of Senator Smart Adeyemi, as the Director-General of the Kogi State APC Governorship Campaign Council.