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Online ride-hailing taxi services may not work in these Nigerian cities

There's been an influx of taxi-like ride-hailing services in Nigerian cities. Here's why they may not survive outside Lagos and Abuja Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 16, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

In conversation with Olugbenga Agboola on his first day as Flutterwave CEO

We had a chat with Olugbenga Agboola on his first day as the new CEO of Flutterwave. Here's what he had to say. Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 16, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Buhari, Gowon, others to grace Oba of Benin’s book launch

BENIN CITY—President Muhammadu Buhari, former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, members of the diplomatic community and other distinguished Nigerians are expected to attend a book launch to mark the second anniversary of the ascension of Oba Ewuare II to [...]

October 16, 2018 General

2019 Presidency: How Buhari plans to rig election using INEC staff, Amina Zakari – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, not to “succumb to pressure by the Presidency, to return Mrs. Amina Zakari as Director of Operations.” PDP alleged that [...]

October 16, 2018 Government and politics

What’s happening with the CcHUB’s ₦1 billion Growth Capital fund?

In January 2016, the CcHUB Growth Capital fund (GC fund) launched with the goal of raising ₦1 billion ($ 2.75m) within 24 months. The timeline having elapsed this January, the fund has only garnered ₦280 million. Here's what we know [...]

October 16, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

NYSC mobilization: Students lament ban on universities

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has banned Benue State University and the University of Agriculture, Makurdi, from sending their students for the mandatory year of service. It was gathered that the scheme placed the two-year ban on the schools [...]

October 16, 2018 Education

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer complications

Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen, the man who persuaded school-friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world’s biggest software company, died on Monday at the age of 65, his family said. Allen left Microsoft [...]

October 16, 2018 Health issues

Saraki, Tambuwal, Wike, Fayose, others named Atiku’s Presidential Campaign DG, Zonal Coordinators

Senate President, Dr, Bukola Saraki has been named the  Director-General of the campaign of the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. In a confirmation to THISDAY, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, [...]

October 16, 2018 Government and politics

Enugu APC disclaims factional chairman, Ogbodo, confirms Sen Ayogu Eze as gov candidate

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Enugu State, has disowned a factional chairman of the party, Chief Okey Ogbodo, describing him as an agent of the Peoples Democratic Partly, PDP. Chairman of the party, Dr. Ben Nwoye, made this known [...]

October 16, 2018 Government and politics

FG did everything possible to save Hauwa – Lai Mohammed

Boko Haram Executes Hauwa; Leah to live as slave The Nigerian Government has said it was shocked and saddened at the killing of another aid worker, Hauwa Mohammed Liman by Boko Haram on Monday, despite the actions taken by the [...]

October 16, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Osisioma pipeline explosion death toll hits 200

THE death toll from last Friday Osisioma fuel pipeline explosion has risen to 200, even as protesting youths from the host communities of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, depot, yesterday, shut operation at the facility over the incident. The youths, [...]

October 16, 2018 Incidents

Banish extreme need in Ekiti, Osundare tells Fayemi

A Professor of English at the University of New Orleans, U.S.A, Niyi Osundare, has urged Ekiti State Governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi to banish desperate, extreme need and deprivation in the state. He gave the charge in a message titled: ‘Still [...]

October 16, 2018 Government and politics

Judge withdraws from suit by two PDP factions in Ogun

Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of a Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday withdrew from further hearing of a suit by two factions of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State. The plaintiffs’ counsel Ajibola Oluyede, had filed the suit against [...]

October 16, 2018 Government and politics

We need your help to make Techpoint better

We are currently restructuring our editorial outlook and overall website design, in a bid to make Techpoint better. We believe it would be insensitive not to involve you in the process this time. Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 15, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

We pay N100 daily to sleep under Oshodi Bridge – miscreants

We pay N100 daily to sleep under Oshodi Bridge One of the 62 miscreants arrested during a raid at Oshodi and its environs by the Lagos State Task Force, weekend, Gani Yusuf, 35, disclosed that they paid N100 everyday to [...]

October 15, 2018 Environmental issues

Nigeria loses $6.1b yearly to child abuse, says UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said Nigeria loses over $6.1 billion yearly to violence against children, urging stakeholders to unite in ending the menace.UNICEF’s Child Protection Specialist, Maryam Enyiazu, who spoke at a media dialogue on Social Work [...]

October 15, 2018 Government and politics

157m Nigerians lack access to handwashing facilities, says WaterAid

As the world commemorate the Global Hand-washing Day today, WaterAid Nigeria has disclosed that about 157 million Nigerians lack access to hand washing facilities, even as it said only 16 percent of Nigerian hospitals have the facility in their premises. [...]

October 15, 2018 Health issues

Atiku condemns Buhari’s ‘draconian executive order’

The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday condemned the travel ban placed on some 50 Nigerians through the controversial Executive Order 6. He said the action negates the constitution President Muhammadu Buhari swore [...]

October 15, 2018 Government and politics

Police re-arrest robber five days after release from prison

The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State police command have re–arrested a robbery suspect five days after he was released from Ikoyi Prisons. The suspect, Tunde Okunola, 26, was re–arrested in Marwa Roundabout, Lekki with [...]

October 15, 2018 Military

ASUU wants EFCC to publish findings on alleged scam in UNILORIN

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to make its findings on its petition over University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) corruption allegations public without further delay. ASUU noted with dismay that since [...]

October 15, 2018 Education

Assent PIGB to save oil sector, journalists urge Buhari

Journalists across the federation at the weekend called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) into law to engender necessary reforms in the oil and gas sector. In a 10-point communiqué issued at the end [...]

October 15, 2018 Oil & Gas

Fayose bids Ekiti farewell, moves out of state capital

THE  outgoing Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, yesterday vacated Oke Ayobo, the Ekiti State Government House. Fayose, who left Ado-Ekiti with his personal aides in a long convoy was sighted heading towards the Akure road. Clad in a T-shirt and [...]

October 15, 2018 Government and politics

Travel ban : We won’t publish names of those banned – Presidency

The Federal   Government said yesterday it had no plans to release the names of those on the travel ban placed on some 50 high profile Nigerians. This came as outrage against the travel ban continued yesterday from presidential candidate of  [...]

October 15, 2018 Government and politics

Benue Govt issuing false statements in the name of “Fulani herdsmen” to discredit Jime – Benue APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead alerted the public over false statements being issued by the Benue state government to discredit their governorship flagbearer, Barr Emmanuel Jime. A statement by the party’s state Secretary, Hon. Peter Akulega said the government [...]

October 15, 2018 Government and politics

Mastercard invests in Flutterwave, as Iyin Aboyeji bows out as CEO

Amidst confirmed rumours of Iyin Aboyeji's stepping down from his CEO role at Flutterwave, the fast-rising fintech startup recently secured investment from global payments company Mastercard and other investors. Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 15, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Kukah refuses to explain meeting, photographs with Obasanjo, Atiku

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Most Rev. Hassan Matthew Kukah, yesterday, refused to offer reasons why he was seen in photographs with former President Olusegun Obasanjo and his former deputy, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, shortly after the duo’s reconciliatory meeting, after [...]

October 13, 2018 Government and politics

Ghanaian boxers arrive, vow to shame Nigerian opponents

Ghana’s Benjamin Lamptey and Emmanuel Mensah, who are billed to fight at GOtv Boxing Night 16, have vowed to disgrace their Nigerian opponents in the latest revival of the traditionally fierce Nigeria/Ghana sporting rivalry. Both boxers spoke yesterday on their [...]

October 13, 2018 Sports

Olojo Festival: Ooni tasks government on promotion of indigenous culture

The Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi has urged government at all levels to promote indigenous languages and culture, adding that they play major roles in national development. Ogunwusi made the call during this year’s edition of the Olojo [...]

October 13, 2018 Ethno-linguistic groups

Orji Kalu to appear in court over Nnamdi Kanu’s whereabouts

A former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu, will on November 14, 2018, appear in Federal High court Abuja,before His Lordship Hon. Justice B. M Nyako, to say what he knows about the missing leader of the Indigenous People [...]

October 13, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

President Buhari mourns NRC Chairman, Usman Abubakar

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his deep condolences to the Abubakar family over the death of Alhaji Usman Abubakar, Chairman of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC). The president’s condolence message is contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant [...]

October 13, 2018 Government and politics