On January 9th, 2021, EDequity Global launched the virtual training of youth from across the globe at the Global Amazon Alexa Skills Challenge. The free, online 5-week artificial intelligence (AI) short-course is open to women, underrepresented college/university students and entrepreneurs (ages 18+) to help kickstart their AI journey and the economy. The program is designed to provide beginner-level builders with cloud education, live mentoring/coaching and access to scholarships, apprenticeships, job opportunities, startup accelerators, funding and more. In rapid response to COVID-19, it is […]

Our Editor, Bamidele Fatunde in this special interview with the popular Word-Bank, a lawyer, energy law specialist, Tosin Ayo takes you through the world of one man known as the encyclopedia of words. Tosin Ayo is a man of words, a witty, excellent communicator who effortlessly expresses himself verbally. He is popularly referred to as the Word-Bank. A great Ekiti man of integrity, a man of impeccable character, and a fashionista. He was recently recognized and nominated as one of […]

It’s no more news that some Premier League managers have started off well with a few games into the 2020-2021 league season so far. The is to xray a few that are known to perform but are slipping below the perking order. First on the list of Premier League managers is Pep Guardiola, Manchester City. Pep Guardiola on 13 August 2016, won his first 2016–17 Premier League season match 2–1 against Sunderland. On 11 September 2016, Guardiola won his first Manchester derby as a […]

The widely adjudged peaceful protest embarked upon by Nigeria youths has now turned bloody following the deployment of the troops to major cities. Recall the protest that started barely a week ago was adjudged a peaceful one by President Muhammadu Buhari. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo also commended the youths for their peaceful conduct during the protest. However, following the 24-hour curfew declared by governor Babajide on Lagos State to stop criminals who hid under the #EndSARS protests to unleash mayhem […]

Following an earlier reported burning of a police station in Orile axis of Lagos state, another command have been set ablazed by suspected hoodlums. The station located at Ojo road, Ajegunle in Apapa has gone up in flames in just a few hours after the Orile report. @Oye440: Orile iganmu police station is on fire right now…stay safe guys Some hoodlums on Tuesday attacked and razed the Layeni police station. The incident is said to be connected to the ongoing […]

The End Special Anti-Robbery Squad (EndSARS) or #EndSARS is a social movement in Nigeria that started on Twitter calling for banning of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a unit of the Nigerian Police Force. It is a call to end police oppression and brutality in Nigeria. The protests started as a social media campaign using the hashtag #ENDSARS to demand for Nigeria’s government to scrap and end the deployment of Nigeria Police Force Special Anti-Robbery Squad, popularly known as SARS. As […]

Chelsea’s Kai Havertz has admitted it may take him sometime to find his footing in England (Premier League) due to the obvious difference between football in the Premier League and Bundesliga. The 21-year-old made a switch from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer and has played five games for his new club, notably starring as they romped to a 6-0 Carabao Cup victory over Barnsley, in which he netted a hat-trick. He has yet to reach that level of excellence in the Premier League, despite playing Chelsea’s […]

There have been multiple reports share on social media (SEE REPORT) claiming Nigeria ’s government has pledged $600 million to the campaign of US presidential candidate Joe Biden because incumbent Donald Trump had supported a separatist group in the west African country. This allegations remain false. There is no evidence that Nigeria has vowed to fund Biden, an act  prohibited by US law. Similarly, the claim that Trump had backed a separatist group in Nigeria is baseless. It also alleges that Lai Mohammed made the […]

The race for the World Trade Organization, WTO is still widely open, it’s a 50/50 challenge as Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala remains one of the final two in the battle. The former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Vice Presidential candidate, Peter Obi and former Senator, Ben Murray-Bruce, have reacted to the selection of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as two final candidates in the race to lead the World Trade Organization, WTO. Recall that World Trade Organization, WTO members had on Wednesday selected two final candidates […]

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has accused Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and Bode George, a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP of masterminding the assault on him at the party’s campaign rally in Ondo State on Wednesday. The former Ekiti State Governor was climbing the podium at the campaign ground when a hoodlum moved towards him and removed his cap. Reacting, the former governor, in a statement said despite the attack, he […]

Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in Ondo State, Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has cautioned security agencies. Makinde is the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP National Campaign Council. Makinde vowed that the party would prevent the All Progressives Congress, APC from using violence to truncate the will of the people. He spoke after a meeting with the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG deployed for the election and the Commissioner of Police. Makinde appealed to PDP supporters to […]

The General Overseer, G. O. of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has bemoaned the minister of works, Mr. Babatunde Fashola over statement that Nigerian roads are not too bad. Pastor Enoch Adeboye lamented the decay of infrastructure in the country. Recall the minster of Works Fashola had previously insisted that Nigerian roads are not as bad as being portrayed. The former Lagos Governor stated this while addressing State House correspondents after a Federal Executive Council, FEC […]

In Nigeria, Digify Africa, a non-profit organization with support from Facebook last week graduated another set of 20 young graduates equipped with skills to contribute to the growth of Nigeria’s digital economy. The 20 new graduates, Cohort 6.0, joined the 100 trained graduates from the programme since its inception in 2018. DigifyPRO Initiative of Digify Africa is an eight-week intensive digital skills training programme including paid internship is supported by Facebook. The initiative is geared towards equipping 20 smart youngsters […]

Minister of Transportion Rotimi Amaechi had last weekend during the burial of late Justice Karibi Whyte bemoaned rising insecurity and decaying infrastructures in the state. The Minister political statement really hit the the state governor Nyesome Wike who had replied him during a television interview. Amaechi statement reads, “You have lost your voice. The sage (the late justice) has gone under and nobody is speaking. When I was governor, I gave people voices, but they have blocked those voices. “Everyone […]

The gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has disregarded claims that he begged Governor Godwin Obaseki to return to the ruling party. In a report by The Nation, Pastor Ize-Iyamu, through the director of communication and media of his campaign organisation, Prince John Mayaki, stated that the report published by media houses is false. The widely publicized report claimed that Ize-Iyamu made the call to the governor in a video conference on Wednesday, September 23, […]

Senegalese international Edouard Mendy has penned a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge and will compete with Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero for a starting spot between the posts in the season ahead. After signing his long-term contract with the Blues, Mendy said: “I am so excited to be joining Chelsea. It’s a dream for me to be a part of this exciting squad and to work with Frank Lampard and all of his coaching staff. I look forward to meeting […]

The members of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC in Ekiti State have allegedly accused Governor Kayode Fayemi of planning to expel them from the party. The stakeholders also alleged that governor Fayemi supported Godwin Obaseki, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the just concluded Edo State elections against the party. Mr Obaseki, who joined the PDP after he was denied the APC ticket, defeated Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC to win Saturday’s governorship election. The crisis […]

Facebook will begin to limit the number of ads a page can run in February of 2021. Limits will be based on the highest ad spend of a month in the previous year. NG Times will continue to follow the development of this new roll-out. Facebook’s official announcement is here, and the help documentation can be found here. Facebook has announced a new initiative around the number of ads that can be shown by Pages based on their spend size. This new […]

Nigeria’s former Vice-President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar has on Sunday said the unprecedented victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki has put an end to godfatherism in Nigeria’s politics. Atiku, in a statement entitled ‘The End of Godfatherism Has Come in Nigeria’, described Obaseki’s victory as a new chapter in Edo state. He said: “There is a new dawn in Edo State, and the hard-won victory of Governor Godwin Nogheghase […]

Former Edo governor and former All Progressive Congress chairman, Adams Oshiomhole has been captured in video footage during the ongoing election in Edo State exhibiting the cross sign while trying to cast his vote. Though the social media have been flooded with fake pictures showing the former governor cast his vote for the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate. This Adams Oshiomhole action leaves one wondering whether he’s now a Rev. Father or Bishop. The ongoing election in the state has been […]

The incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki through Crusoe Osagie, his Special Adviser, has cried out that “there is an ongoing deliberate election manipulation in areas where he has strongholds.“ Obaseki is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the ongoing Edo State gubernatorial election. According to him: “Suddenly, card readers are not working in areas where Governor Godwin Obaseki is very popular. “Voters are being disenfranchised and we are constrained to say that this is sabotage,” Osagie made this […]

The video footage of a former Oyo State Governor, late Abiola Ajimobi has surfaced on the internet. The world-class marble finishing, AC, massive interior decor at the grave is stunning. The opulence displayed inside the late Sen. Abiola Ajimobi ’s grave beats the imagination of many Nigerians. Some of these Nigerians have taken to their social media pages to express dissatisfaction against the needless show of wealth. The video surfaced at a time when Nigerians are battling with aftermath of […]

Bayern Munich mid-fielder, Thiago Alcantara has decided on his future, he’s willing to dump Bayern for the Premier League. The Premier League clubs on his mind appear to be Liverpool and Manchester United at the moment. According to report, both English clubs are yet to make any official contact with the player. However, Alcantara seem to have his mind set for a journey outside the German club. Uli Hoeneß in his words about Thiago Alcantara on [Sport1 – @iMiaSanMia], “We […]

A video has emerged on social media, showing a 16-month old baby displaying her swimming skills just like former American Olympian Michael Phelps The viral video has had over 400k views has the time of filing this report. The baby though appears to have been learning how to swim for a while now. However, the courage and guts to do it is incredibly fascinating. Her skills reminds of the popular Phelps. He remains the most successful and most decorated Olympian […]

Matt Doherty is expected to undergo Tottenham medical as Jose Mourinho side are in top gear to bolster their team ahead of the 2020/2021 Premier League campaign. Having defeated Reading on Friday in the pre-season as they continue their preparations for the 2020/21 Premier League campaign, Spurs are looking for major improvements after finishing sixth last term in the league and failing to qualify for the Champions League. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg became Tottenham’s first signing of the summer but the club are […]

Wendy Fiore is one whose attractiveness makes it even hard for any man to concentrate on anything else, especially if you are one who appreciates beauty then you will agree when you see one. There are some women whose beauty is totally breathtaking; one of such women is Wendy Fiore, and she is a celebrity well-known due to her hot photos. So who is she and what is so unusual in her appearance? This lady is not shy to show […]

Imaginatively, you could probably create a mental picture of your office right now; perhaps it’s literally by the cafeteria, or maybe it’s in the kitchen, or near the elevators. It’s the place co-staff gather for friendly banter and to catch up on the previous weekend to have a chat of the football matches, and the random conversations you have there are an important part of the glue that holds the workplace together. That kind of casual bonding with co-staff can […]

Dominique Fishback stars as “Robin” in the highly anticipated movie, Project Power. This movie hits NetFlix a few days ago and is now no. 1 on the movie streaming platform. Recall Hollywood actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a chat with Collider, Gordon-Levitt revealed his special character is young girl Robin in Project Power. While talking about their relationship, the actor revealed how much he cherishes his co-star, Dominque Fishback. “She’s my favorite part of this movie,” Gordon-Levitt said. “Anybody out there who’s into movies […]

Barcelona suffer one of the heaviest defeats in their history, 8-2 against a firebrand performance from Bayern Munich, who will face either Manchester City or Lyon in the Champions League semi-finals on August 19. In an incredible Champions League encounter, Bayern Munich decimated an insipid Barcelona to reach the semi-finals. This is the heaviest defeat for Barcelona since 1994. The tone was set early on as Thomas Muller – making his 113th Champions League appearance – scored inside four minutes, […]

The Democrats presidential hopeful Joe Biden had on Tuesday picked Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) as his running mate, a historic decision that elevates the first Black woman and first Asian American woman to run for vice president on a major-party ticket at a moment when the country is grappling with its racial past and future. Biden’s announcement, made in a text and tweet, aligns him with a former presidential rival whose most electric campaign performance came when she criticized his record on school […]

The former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Obadiah Mailafiya has made a damning revelation about the nonstop killings by Boko Haram. Mailafiya made the claim in an interview with Nigerian Info, he claimed some members of the Boko Haram claimed a Northern governor is their commander and by the year 2022, they plan to move to the second face of their scheme (cause civil war). Obadiah Mailafiya, a former CBN governor claimed, the bandits and Boko Haram […]

The recent display in the Big Brother Naija, BBNaija House amongst three housemates, Erica, Kiddwaya and Laycon have generated reactions from fans on social media. Recall a moody Laycon, last week opened up to Nengi on his hidden affection for Erica which is one of the reasons why he’s not happy at that very moment. Prior to that very day, there has been a romantic display between Erica and Kiddawaya who seems to be getting the better side of Erica. […]

Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building has been lit up in the colours of the Lebanese flag to pay tribute to those dead and those injured in Beirut bombing. According to a Twitter user, @EkeVanVictor, the Great Pyramid of Giza was also light up in honour of the victims. It’s indeed a black Tuesday for the good people of Beirut in this tough time. It’s so sad and heartbreaking to see how so many lives and properties have been destroyed […]

Instagram hashtags is one of the best ways to grow your followers, it can make or break your Instagram strategy. The proper use of hashtags is a strategic and organic way of doing brand awareness, it will get your posts across more people likely to be interested in your products or brand. There has been divergent views regarding where to add the Instagram hashtags, while some have argued that it should go just a little below the post, others are […]

Gabon star, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ‘s double dashed Chelsea hope of lifting the FA Cup trophy. The match started of with a medicum of hope for bright Chelsea side as the Blues talisman Christian Pulisic created some magical move before opening the scoring in the fifth minute of the game. The Gunners no doubt trailed after Christian Pulisic opened the scoring, scything through Arsenal’s midfield and defence with an incisive move. However, Arsenal captain Aubameyang was on hand to equalise just […]

Many feared dead on Tuesday night in a cooking gas explosion that occured at retail shop Ajao Estate, Lagos. In an earlier report, about  five persons were feared dead  with many injured as cooking gas explosion occured a few kilometres away from Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. An eyewitness who pleaded anonymity told NG Times at the scene of the incident that the explosion was caused by cooking gas. However, the number of death could not be ascertained yet, […]