Liberia Treats Ebola Patients with HIV Drug; Majority Survive

A Liberian rural doctor out of desperation on how to handle the inflow of Ebola patients had to resort to treating his patients with a HIV drug according to reports from CNN. Dr. Gobee Logan has given the drug, lamivudine, to 15 Ebola patients, and all but two survived. That’s a 7% mortality rate. Across… Read More »

2015 African Nations Cup Qualifier vs Sudan; Keshi Names Enyeama, New Boys Aaron Samuel, Anyora Ugonna in Squad

Super Eagles interim coach Stephen Keshi has released the names of 24 players invited for next month’s crucial Nations cup 2015 qualifier against Sudan. The Super Eagles will first tackle Sudan in Khartoum on Saturday October 11 before hosting the Sudanese four days later in Abuja. The two matches are must-wins if the Eagles are… Read More »

FIFA President Sepp Blatter to run for Re-Election Next Year

FIFA President Sepp Blatter who turns 79 next year has told his executive committee colleagues of his intention to run for re-election next year, though he is not yet an official candidate. The Swiss official says he told them he “will accept, let’s say, demands, pleas” from national federations to seek a fifth mandate. Blatter… Read More »

Nigerian ICT Ministry to Announce it’s $15 Million Dollar Startup Fund

The Nigerian ICT ministry has concluded and will announce its $15 million dollar startup fund any day from now. If the pronouncements of the ICT minister at the first day of Demo Africa are be believed that is. According to the minister – “In the next few days we will be conducting the first close… Read More »

Meet Nigerian Prof, Ilesanmi Adesida First Black Vice Chancellor Of University Of Illinois

Mid August, 2012 Professor of Nigerian descent, Ilesanmi Adesida made history by becoming the first black Provost / Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the well-respected University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in the United States. Prof Ilesanmi Adesida (born 1949, Ifon, Ondo State, Nigeria) is a naturalized American physicist of Nigerian descent. He is… Read More »

GTPay Bank Internet Banking Now on Konga.com

Konga your one-stop online shopping site that offers the best prices in Nigeria and an exceptionally easy shopping experience with options of paying through Cash on Delivery, Debit Card or Konga Wallet, all which are processed through secure and trusted gateways has partnered with GT Bank to bring seamless payment for products through GT Bank… Read More »

iOS 8 Upgrade Horror Stories: Why You Should Wait

For Apple fan boys and iPhone users, you must have heard about the new iOS 8 released earlier this month, 17th September, 2014 precisely. If you have not downloaded or upgraded yet, you might as well wait a little longer. Why? Some people who have upgraded are having serious issues and technical errors especially those… Read More »

Names of 12 Housemates for upcoming Big Brother Hotshot Season 9 Released

Big Brother Africa has announced the names of 12 contestants ahead of the launch of the Big Brother hotshot reality show season 9. These housemates are from Uganda, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Tanzania, Namibia, Ghana, and Kenya. The number hit 12 following the revelation of three more housemates on Tuesday. First to be unveiled by BBA… Read More »

5 Most Influential Young Motivators in Nigeria

A new group of men and women are leading the battle in inspiring and motivating their country men into pursuing their life goals and overcoming challenges and difficulties. 1. Toyosi Akerele Toyosi is the Founder / CEO of RISE NETWORKS, a Leading Social Enterprise in Africa, with a deliberate interest in Technology and its relevance… Read More »

Osama Bin Laden’s Son-in-Law Sulaiman Abu Ghaith Sentenced to Life Imprisonment in the United States

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law, who was an al-Qaeda spokesman after 9/11, has been sentenced to life in prison for terrorism-related charges at a trial in New York. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, 48, is the highest-ranking al-Qaeda figure to face trial on US soil since the attacks. The Kuwaiti clergyman was captured in Jordan… Read More »

10 Fattest Countries of the World in 2014

10. Trinidad and Tobago: 30% of population 9. Venezuela: 30.8% of population 8. United States: 31.8% of population 7. Mexico: 32.8% of population 6. South Africa: 33.5% of population 5. United Arab Emirates: 33.7% of population 4. Jordan: 34.3% of population 3. Egypt: 34.6% of population 10% of Egyptians drink five or more cans of… Read More »

World Strongest Footballer in FIFA 2015 Akinfewa Celebrates by Benchpressing with a Man!

AFC Wimbledon striker Ade Akinfenwa is about the strongest player around. He weighs 16 stone, can benchpress 160 kg and is the strongest player on EA sports’ FIFA 2015 game. The player known as ‘Beast Mode’ has been handed the highest strength rating on new computer game FIFA 15 by EA Sports It’s the second… Read More »

Dr. Mike Adenuga is the Telecom Investor of the Decade

Globacom Chairman, Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr. (GCON), was given the award of the ‘Telecom Investor of the Decade’ at the 10th edition of the annual Nigerian Telecom Awards held in Lagos on Saturday, September 20. The ’Telecom Investor of the Decade’ award was the highpoint of the well attended ceremony, and was presented by the… Read More »

Cheapest Call Rates / Tariff Plans across all Networks in Nigeria

Today I analyzed all call tariffs by major telecoms in Nigeria (MTN, Glo, Airtel and Etisalat) and bring you the cheapest call rates available. These call rates below are prevalent as at the time of this post, however it could change anytime, but I will try as much as possible to be updating this page.… Read More »

Glo 3-in-1 Multi-Recharge: Load Airtime, Data and IDD with one Recharge Card

Glo has made easier to load data or airtime for International Direct Dialling (IDD) by eliminating the two or three steps process previously involved. You can now load data by dialling a short code together with your recharge pin and get credited with the data (MB) directly. There use to be only one recharge string,… Read More »

5 Ways Your Mobile Phone Could Kill or Harm You

Mobile phones and gadgets have brough a lot of benefits to mankind, but this comes with some side effects and potentially health risking problems. Below are five ways your mobile phone or gadget can injure or even kill you if care and precautions are not taken 1) Quiet Death Headphones may be one of the… Read More »

From Celebrity to Politician: Top Nigerian Entertainers who Have Turned to Politics

1. Kate Henshaw She is running for House of Representatives under the calabar municipal/odukpani constituency. 2. Abolore Akande (aka 9ice) The musician is interested in the House of Representatives. The ‘alakpomeji’ crooner is running under the APC platform to represent Ogbomosho federal constituency 3. Bob Manuel Udokwu Currently Special Adviser to Anambra governor on Nollywood… Read More »

Total Mobile Subscribers in Nigeria: Glo back as 2nd Largest Telecom

Nigeria’s national telecommunications carrier, Globacom has reclaimed it’s number two spot in terms of active subscriber base, according to the latest information released by the Nigerian Communications Commission. Few months earlier Globacom had conceded second position Airtel. Indication from NCC’s website, Glo’s subscriber base climbed up by 2.8 million new subscribers between February and June… Read More »

What is Gidimo? How it Works, How to Download

gidimo is Africa’s pioneer mobile learning & growth platform, with a brand promise to help young Africans Learn, Grow, and BE all that they can BE. gidimo modules include Brain Gym, gidiPrep, gidiChat and gidiLife. gidimo contains almost 70,000 (and growing!) preparation & self-test questions, in addition to short videos, tutorials, and learning material on… Read More »

Ugandan Footballer Collapses After Lampard Equaliser for Manchester City against Chelsea

A Ugandan footballer collapsed and later died during the Manchester City vs Chelsea football match on Sunday. The footballer was said to have slumped immediately after Frank Lampard’s equaliser for Manchester City against Chelsea. Fahad Musana, a player with the army team Simba FC, is believed to have suffered heart failure while watching the game… Read More »