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Hope for Nigeria

“Microtraction will continue to thrive” – Yele Bademosi

Following a move to Binance as director of Binance Labs, Yele Bademosi tells Techpoint that Microtraction is still on track Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Ghanaian-based health logistics startup, mPharma just closed a $9.7m Series B round

mPharma, a Ghanaian-based startup that streamlines last-mile delivery of prescription drugs in under-served markets, recently raised $ 9.7m in Series B funding. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigerian start-ups can apply to join the UK’s Go Global 2019 programme

Nigerian start-ups using technology to solve local issues, can apply to participate in the United Kingdom's Go Global 2019 programme. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How WellNewMe is working to reduce the incidence of premature deaths in Nigeria

WellNewMe is attempting to reduce the incidence of premature death in Nigeria Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Flying Eagles

Flying Eagles to play Saudi Arabia in Jeddah next week

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) yesterday disclosed that the U-20 national team (Flying Eagles) would fly to Jeddah this weekend for an international friendly game against Saudi Arabia next week. The match, it said, is designed to toughen the team [...]

January 16, 2019 Sports

The sad reality of a venture-backed African startup

iROKOtv founder Jason Njoku recently tweeted about his experience with running a venture-backed startup. His experience begs the question of whether African startups should keep chasing venture funding or not. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Minimum wage: FG to send proposal to NEC Thursday

The Federal Government is set to present the N30,000 new National Minimum Wage proposal to the National Economic Council on Thursday (tomorrow) for further consultations. This was the key resolution of an extraordinary meeting of the Federal Executive Council, which [...]

January 16, 2019 Employment

Dismissed policeman caught stealing motorcycles in Lagos

Luck ran out on a dismissed policeman, Usman Zubairu, when he was apprehended for allegedly stealing motorcycles from unsuspecting riders in Lagos. Hope For Nigeria gathered that the man, who was dismissed from service in 2014, operated under the guise [...]

January 16, 2019 Crime

Abba Moro says APC promised change but brought pains

The Peoples Democratic Party’s Senatorial Candidate for Benue South, Abba Moro, on Tuesday criticised the ruling All Progressives Congress, saying that the party promised Nigerians change but ended up bringing pains and hardship to the people. Moro stated this during [...]

January 16, 2019 Government and politics

Oil prices to hover around $65-70 through 2023, says survey

Oil prices are expected to oscillate close to current levels well into the next decade, averaging around $65-70 per barrel through 2023, according to an annual survey of energy professionals conducted by Reuters. Despite the recent slump in oil prices, [...]

January 16, 2019 Oil & Gas

Umahi flays Operation Python Dance III critics, donates 134 vehicles for security

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi yesterday said those criticising Operation Python Dance III in the South East are against Nigeria’s progress, stressing that the nation must move forward. The state government also donated over 134 security vans and Toyota Sienna [...]

January 16, 2019 Military

CBN To Compensate 500,000 Rice Farmers Affected By Flood

The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) said the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has approved compensation for over 550,000, rice farmers affected by the 2018 flood disaster. RIFAN national president, Alhaji Aminu Goronyo, on Tuesday in Abuja told News [...]

January 16, 2019 Economy

Buhari, Osinbajo, others remember fallen heroes

President Muhammadu Buhari led Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the leadership of the National Assembly and the judiciary to lay wreaths at the National Memorial Arcade in Abuja yesterday. The event, which marked the climax of the 2019 Armed Forces Remembrance [...]

January 16, 2019 General

Police prevent man from jumping into Lagos lagoon

Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command, on Tuesday, stopped a yet-to-be-identified man from jumping into the lagoon. It was learnt that the man pretended to be picking something from the floor of the Third Mainland Bridge while he was [...]

January 16, 2019 Incidents

APC, PDP lack capacity to rescue Nigeria – Ezekwesili

The Presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Mrs Oby Ezekwesili, has declared that the party is the only party that believes in the restructuring of the country. She alleged that both the ruling All Progressives Congress and [...]

January 16, 2019 Government and politics

Why Terragon Group CEO, Elo Umeh waited 8 years before raising funding for his startup

Elo Umeh is the CEO and founder of Terragon Group, an enterprise software company with a range of data and marketing technology products that focus on the African market. He shares his entrepreneurial journey and philosophy with Techpoint Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 15, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigerian startups can get up to $100,000 in the Baobab Network’s 2019 Accelerator

Nigerian startups can apply to the Baobab Network's 2019 Accelerator Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 15, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Yele Bademosi of Microtraction goes to Binance

Yele Bademosi, founder of Microtraction, is joining Binance as director of Binance Labs Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 15, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Bharti Airtel set to acquire Telkom Kenya

India's Bharti Airtel is set to acquire Telkom Kenya ahead of its impending IPO Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 15, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
INEC

INEC uncovers new methods of vote-buying

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday said it had discovered new methods to be used by some politicians to buy votes in the forthcoming general elections. Speaking at an interactive session with traditional rulers in Osun State, the INEC [...]

January 15, 2019 Government and politics

Guests jump from window to escape death as fire guts hotel on airport road

Property worth millions of naira was yesterday destroyed by fire at the bar section, reception and some rooms of the Excel Oriental Hotel on Airport Road, Ikeja, Lagos State. The fire, which started at about 4:30p.m. was said to have [...]

January 15, 2019 General

NDLEA urges court to dismiss Kashamu’s suit to enforce right against extradition

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has urged a Federal High Court in Lagos to dismiss the fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by Senator Buruji Kashamu, seeking to stop security agencies from extraditing him to the United State of [...]

January 15, 2019 Military

Boko Haram attacks military base in Borno

Boko Haram fighters attacked a military base in remote northeast Nigeria, setting fire to shelters for those made homeless by the conflict, military and humanitarian sources told AFP Tuesday. The attack in Rann, some 175 kilometres (110 miles) northeast of [...]

January 15, 2019 Boko Haram And Terror

Starting from Ghana, Codetrain is taking on Africa’s developer shortage problem square-on

As a business, Codetrain is addressing the needs of two sets of markets; the young people interested in launching a career in coding, on one hand, the startups and tech companies looking for developer talent on the other Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 15, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria’s democracy under threat – Jerry Gana

The presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party, Prof Jerry Gana, on Monday raised the alarm that the nation’s democracy  was  under threat. Gana, a former Minister of Information, spoke at a press conference in Abuja. He said, “Nigeria is [...]

January 15, 2019 Government and politics
Gencos threaten to shut down power plants

Gencos threaten to shut down power plants

Electricity generation companies in the country have said they will be forced to shut down their power plants if the challenges facing them are not addressed. The Association of Power Generation Companies, the umbrella body for the Gencos, said on [...]

January 15, 2019 Power

Alleged falsehood: Melaye’s absence stalls trial

The absence of Dino Melaye in court on Monday stalled his trial before Justice Olasumbo Goodluck of the Abuja Federal High Court. Melaye, the senator representing Kogi-West in the National Assembly, is facing a two-count charge bordering on giving false [...]

January 15, 2019 Government and politics
Two kinds of Buhari’s supporters

L-O-O-K! Two kinds of Buhari’s supporters

There are two kinds of supporters that worked for the 2015 electoral victory of President Muhammadu Buhari. The first group is made up of those who supported the presidential bid of Buhari in 2015 because they genuinely wanted a better [...]

January 15, 2019 Government and politics

Paylater has a data science internship, apply now

Nigerian fintech company Paylater has announced its ‘Arise 2019 Data Science Internship', apply now Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 14, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

“There’s no strong need for eCommerce in Sub-Saharan Africa” — Gloo founder, Olumide Olusanya

Gloo Founder, Olumide Olusanya claims that there's no strong need for eCommerce in the Sub Saharan African region. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 14, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps