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Friday 21st September 2018,
Hope for Nigeria

I’m not under any pressure to resign, says Obono-Obla

Mr Okoi Obono-Obla, Chairman, Special Presidential Investigation Panel on the Recovery of Public Property, has denied reports that he was under pressure to resign, saying the “purported report is false, baseless and wicked”. Obono-Obla said on Thursday in Lagos said [...]

September 20, 2018 Government and politics

Italian court convicts two in Nigeria oil corruption case

A Milan judge on Thursday sentenced two men to four years in prison in the first ruling of a corruption case involving oil giants Eni and Shell in Nigeria, a judicial source said. The judge also ordered the seizure of [...]

September 20, 2018 General

The state of e-hailing services in Ghana

The e-hailing market in Ghana is a two-horse race between Uber and Taxify. Here's a review of their present state in Accra. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 20, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

APC vs PDP: Gov Ishaku’s supporters issue ultimatum to Oshiomhole over ‘reckless comments’

Supporters of Governor Darius Ishaku on Wednesday asked the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, to retract his comment against the Taraba helmsman or face court action. Chairman of Taraba Network for Peace and Development, Alhaji [...]

September 20, 2018 Government and politics

New minimum wage: University workers warn Nigerian govt ahead of nationwide strike

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, has asked the federal government to implement the new minimum wage or face workers’ wrath. The warning followed the declaration by the Nigeria Labour Congress ((NLC) that nationwide strike will commence September 26. [...]

September 20, 2018 Employment

Two dead, four wounded as another Nigerian soldier commits suicide

Another Nigerian Army soldier has committed suicide in Borno State. Adegor Okpako, a staff sergeant attached to 192 Battalion in Gwoza, killed himself at about 2:50 p.m. Wednesday, according to military sources. Mr Okpako also killed another sergeant colleague who [...]

September 20, 2018 Military

I have been begging Tinubu, Fashola – Daddy Showkey speaks of going into politics

Popular Singer, John Asiemo, famously known as Daddy Showkey, has disclosed his intention to join politics soon. The ‘Ghetto Soldier’, while speaking on Rubbin Minds, a programme on Channels TV, said he would join politics to help Nigerians in Ajegunle, [...]

September 20, 2018 Government and politics

Osun: PDP reacts as police summon Ademola Adeleke

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday reacted to the invitation of it’s governorship candidate in the Saturday’s election, Ademola Adeleke by the Nigeria Police Force. Adeleke was asked to appear before the police for questioning over alleged examination malpractice [...]

September 20, 2018 Government and politics

New minimum wage: Nationwide strike begins September 26 – NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said its members will commence nationwide strike alongside civil society organisations on September 26 unless the tripartite committee completes its assignment on the new minimum wage. NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, made the declaration [...]

September 20, 2018 Government and politics

Nigerians React To Suspension Of Nigeria Air

When the government announced that it had decided to revive the glory days of the Nigerian Airways by venturing into the aviation industry with its national carrier, Nigeria Air, Nigerians were excited because it showed government’s dedication towards becoming a [...]

September 20, 2018 Transportation

Delta group rejects zoning of assembly seat, tasks Okowa on free primary

Chairman of Concerned Ughelli South Youths for Good Governance (CUSYGG), Mr. Akpokiboro Ediyere, has called on the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State to provide a level-playing ground for all aspirants to the House of Assembly [...]

September 20, 2018 Government and politics

TMG alleges inducement of voters with money, others

The Transmission Monitoring Group (TMG) has alleged inducement of voters ahead of the governorship election scheduled to hold on September 22. According to the group, there are reports of distribution of money, food items and other gifts by politicians at [...]

September 20, 2018 Government and politics

Hope rises for Ambode as Tinubu mulls pardon

Fortune may smile on Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode as the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) steps up pressure on National Leader Bola Tinubu to back the incumbent’s re-election. The duo has been at loggerheads, with Tinubu supporting [...]

September 20, 2018 Government and politics

Can Lagos deliver on it promise of free-WiFi at bus terminals and public schools?

A look at the status of the free WiFi service at the Ndubusi Kanu Park in consideration of the proposed one for bus terminals and public schools in Lagos State. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 19, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Open progress and the role of technology and data for an open future

Guest contributor, Augustus Chukwu shares his thoughts on the access, control, distribution and ownership of data and it's implications for an open future in the face of liberal values that have come under severe attack recently. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 19, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria’s Technology Incubation Centres are not living up to their potential

About 25 years after the establishment of the Technology Incubation programme in Nigeria, government-owned Technology Incubation Centres across the country are still struggling to serve their purpose. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 19, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Disease outbreak looms as floods spread

Scientists have predicted an increase in cases of water and mosquito-borne diseases as flood spreads. The forecast followed flooding in several communities across the country and the consequent contamination of water sources. With the likelihood of more rains, amid a [...]

September 19, 2018 Health issues

Group urges Dangote’s neutrality in election

A group, Omoluabi United, has advised the Chairman, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, not to get involved in the partisan politics of the governorship election. In a statement by the spokesman, Opeyemi Ige, the group urged Dangote not to give [...]

September 19, 2018 Government and politics

Oil majors expect first ruling in Nigeria’s $1.3b oilfield scandal

Nigeria’s $1.3b oilfield scandal: International oil companies, Shell and Eni, are carefully monitoring a first ruling this week by a Milan judge in one of the energy industry’s biggest corruption scandals for clues to what might be around the corner [...]

September 19, 2018 Oil & Gas

Bank customers’ robber meets waterloo

Olatunde Adetunji, a 31-year-old member of a notorious armed robbery gang that specializes in robbing bank customers within Ikeja and Isolo areas of Lagos State, has been arrested. He was nabbed by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Special [...]

September 19, 2018 Military

PSC deploys 40 officials to monitor conduct of policemen

The Police Service Commission (PSC) yesterday said it would deploy over 40 of its officials to monitor the conduct of policemen on duty during the September 22 election. PSC said the team would be led by Barrister Rommy Mom, a [...]

September 19, 2018 Military

FG to conclude ports concession review agreement by December

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has disclosed that the review of ports concession agreements have reached advanced stage and would be signed in by December. This may engender a new regime that will herald improved ports efficiency in the country’s [...]

September 19, 2018 Government and politics

Osinbajo presides over special meeting on minimum wage

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday presided over the Economic Management Team (EMT) meeting meant to discuss the controversial issue of minimum wage. The meeting at the Presidential Villa was attended by the following ministers: Zainab Ahmed (finance), Udo Udoma (budget [...]

September 19, 2018 Government and politics

How Nigeria, DRC, others fall into global poverty net, by Gates

Rapid population growth in some Africa’s poorest countries could put future progress towards reducing global poverty and improving health at severe risk, a report by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has revealed. Co-Chairman of the foundation, Bill Gates, said [...]

September 19, 2018 Government and politics

FG has provided free meal for 8.96m school children, says Udoma

The Federal Government said it has provided free meals for 8.96 million school children under its Home Grown School Feeding Programme. Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, who disclosed this yesterday in Abuja at a media briefing [...]

September 19, 2018 Government and politics

Director, two college workers kidnapped in Kaduna

Kidnappers yesterday abducted a director and two staff of Shehu Idris College of Health Sciences and Technology in Makarfi Council, Kaduna State, along Zaria/Makarfi expressway. At press time, no ransom had been placed on the victims, even as family members [...]

September 19, 2018 Military

How Nigerian banks are innovating with ‘WhatsApp Banking’

In August, four Nigerian banks unveiled WhatsApp Banking as an extension of the already existing Chat Banking powered by Facebook Messenger. Here's what it is really about and how it works. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Despite swallowing ₦1.45 billion in 3 years, Nigeria Air appears to hang in the balance

Looking back at budgetary allocations since 2016, it is apparent that the Federal Government of Nigeria was not ready for a national carrier when the name and logo of Nigeria Air were unveiled. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Participez au plus grand événement des startup en Afrique de l’Ouest — Techpoint Build 2019

Tout le monde est invité : les fondateurs de startup et leurs équipes, les professionnels des TIC, les acteurs du secteur, les consommateurs de technologies, les investisseurs, etc. Vous pouvez vous inscrire maintenant pour y assister. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

PDP Convention: Dickson Calls For Civility Among Presidential Contenders

The Trent is a rich mash of politics, business, technology, lifestyle, pop culture, opinions, causes, news, and editorials. The Trent covers news 24/7 from politics, to economy, to crime, world events, celebrity, fashion and style, events, red carpets, entertainment, and [...]

September 18, 2018 What the papers say