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Tuesday 20th March 2018,
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Jumia may soon IPO

European internet and investment company, Rocket Internet is reportedly seeking an exit from Jumia, one of Africa's largest eCommerce platforms, through an initial public offering(IPO). According to an unconfirmed report on Reuters, this is in line with Rocket Internet's strategy [...]

March 19, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Weekly Tech Events #11: Ibadan Blockchain conference, Web developers connect and others

This week is loaded with events you don’t want to miss. We have curated a list of tech events that will interest you. They are coming up on or between Monday, 19th March 2018 to Monday, 26th December 2017. Biz [...]

March 19, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigerian startups make up 50% of 12 selected for first Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa

Today, Google announced the 12 African countries to participate in its first African Launchpad Accelerator programme. Six Nigerian startups made it to the list. The post Nigerian startups make up 50% of 12 selected for first Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa [...]

March 19, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Ventures Platform Foundation launches ‘Office Hours’

In partnership with British Council, the Ventures Platform presents “Office Hours” a thematic business advisory and mentorship clinic. This year, the focus is to help Nigerian entrepreneurs build successful and sustainable business ventures by providing them with the right blend [...]

March 19, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Surprise! Nigeria supposedly has the most affordable Internet in Africa

According to data from the 2018 edition of the Inclusive Internet Index by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Nigeria now ranks number one in Internet affordability in Africa and 17th globally. However, on the overall ranking for inclusive internet, Nigeria is [...]

March 19, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria power generation to hit 100,000mw by 2030

The Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) on Monday predicted a growth of up to 100,000 megawatts electricity generation in the country by 2030. Prof. Eli Bala, the ECN’s Director-General, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria [...]

March 19, 2018 Power

Transparency & Accountability As Cornerstone of Dickson’s Administration.

Cornerstone of Dickson’s Administration: Democracy may not be the best form of government, but humanity is yet to fashion a better alternative to democracy. At a time when democrats are thinning out in our country,  Governor of Bayelsa State, the [...]

March 19, 2018 Government and politics

N13.5 million pay: Saraki, Dogara’s salaries will blow up the country – Sagay

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay, SAN, has declared that he will make public the monthly earnings of the leadership of the National Assembly soon. He said the N13 million allowances being received by [...]

March 19, 2018 Government and politics

Herdsmen killings: PDP reveals those allegedly responsible for massacre of 50 people in Kogi

The Peoples Democratic Party has said President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress, APC, and Kogi State Government under the leadership of Yahaya Bello should be held responsible for the killings of over 50 people in Kogi state. PDP said Buhari-led [...]

March 19, 2018 Societal issues

Police: Missing pro-Biafra leader Nnamdi Kanu not in our custody

Police in Nigeria’s Southeastern Abia State have reiterated that they do not know the whereabouts of pro-Biafra leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Commissioner of Police Anthony Ogbizi told the local Punch news portal that as far as they were concerned Kanu has [...]

March 19, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

5 areas the Nigerian economy can benefit from blockchain technology

Even though Blockchain technology is still relatively new, many countries around the world are already using it to improver their economies. Here are 5 areas the Nigerian economy can benefit its applications. The post 5 areas the Nigerian economy can [...]

March 19, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

DR Congo: Collective of Catholic churches calls on UN for help

The Collective of Catholics at the center of the marches in the Democratic Republic of Congo has called on the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to strengthen the role of the UN mission ahead of the December scheduled elections. The [...]

March 19, 2018 Religion

Ondo students shut scholarship board over planned tuition hike

Ondo State students, under the aegis of National Association of Ondo State Students (NAOSS) and National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) have shut down the state scholarship board over alleged unfavourable policies of the state government. The students, who were [...]

March 19, 2018 Education

Accident claims 18 lives on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

No fewer than 18 persons were feared dead in an accident involving a Ford Explorer jeep and a Mazda bus at Alapako area on Lagos /Ibadan Expressway on Sunday. Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Public Relations Officer, Ogun Traffic Compliance and [...]

March 19, 2018 Societal issues

Konga appoints former UAC Foods and Unilever exec, Olusiji Ijogun as new chairman

Konga has reportedly appointed Olusiji Ijogun as its new chairman The post Konga appoints former UAC Foods and Unilever exec, Olusiji Ijogun as new chairman appeared first on [...]

March 19, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

5 summary insights from Jumia Nigeria Mobile Report 2018

For the 4th year in a row, Jumia Nigeria has released its Mobile Report. The report is an analytic breakdown of mobile in Nigeria for the year ended in relation to Africa and the world. The report is not holistic [...]

March 19, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Saraki mourns as Sen. Ali Wakili dies at 58

The President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki has expressed sadness over the death of Sen. Ali Wakili who was the chairman of the Senate committee on Poverty Alleviation. Wakili died at the age of 58 and his death has [...]

March 18, 2018 Government and politics

Listen to Ohanaeze, adopt political diplomacy – Buhari Support Organization begs IPOB

The Buhari Support Organisation, BSO, on Sunday appealed to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to adopt political diplomacy rather than get confrontational. BSO urged the group to carefully listen to the elderly and candid advice of Chief John Nnia [...]

March 18, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

NCC seizes N36.1 broadcast items, apprehends 2 suspects in Delta

The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), said it had seized broadcast contrivance worth N36.1 million in Delta. Mr Augustine Amodu, the NCC Director of Enforcement, made the disclosure in Warri, while speaking with newsmen. Amodu said that two suspects were also [...]

March 18, 2018 Government and politics

Prophet Abiara to remarry at 75, reveals why he retired as CAC General Evangelist

The General Overseer of Christ Apostolic Church, Vineyard of Comfort, popularly known as CAC Agbala Itura, Prophet Samuel Kayode Abiara, has revealed he is ready to remarry, two years after his wife passed on. Abiara disclosed this at an elaborate [...]

March 18, 2018 Religion

Pinnick insists Super Eagles can win 2018 World Cup

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has reiterated his belief that the Super Eagles can win this year’s World Cup in Russia. Nigeria is drawn in Group D alongside Argentina, Croatia, and Iceland. Pinnick, who spoke at [...]

March 18, 2018 Sports

Nigeria will not experience fuel scarcity again – Baru

The Group Managing Director, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, on Saturday, assured Nigerians that the “era of fuel scarcity is gone for good.” Receiving the Man of the Year Award from Nigeria NewsDirect newspaper, the NNPC GMD [...]

March 18, 2018 Economy

Dapchi schoolgirls: We have no faith in Buhari’s promises – Parents

Some parents of the 110 Dapchi missing schoolgirls have expressed their lack of faith in President Muhammadu Buhari’s promise during his visit that the girls would be rescued. Hope For Nigeria reported that President Muhammadu Buhari last week Wednesday visited [...]

March 18, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Olusosun Dumpsite: Ambode to engage scavengers on means of livelihood

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos has assured that the state government would engage scavengers and other workers at the Olusosun dumpside on ways to make their lives bearable. Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Habib Aruna, said in a statement [...]

March 18, 2018 Economy

Okoh urges women to participate in politics

Primate of All Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev Nicholas Okoh, has urged Nigerian women to come out and participate actively in the political process by contesting for positions in the 2019 elections. Speaking yesterday at the 2019 Women Family Sports [...]

March 18, 2018 Government and politics

ULC passes vote of no confidence on NLC

The United Labour Congress of Nigeria (ULC), yesterday, passed a vote of no confidence in the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), saying its leadership has failed workers. ULC president, Comrade Joe Ajaero, said this during the Zonal Council Meeting of the union [...]

March 18, 2018 Government and politics

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A: Unboxing and first impressions

The unboxing and first impressions of the Redmi Note 5A, one of the budget phones released under Xiaomi's Redmi series. The post Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A: Unboxing and first impressions appeared first on [...]

March 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

The Footwear Academy wins $50,000 grand prize at Proudly Made in Aba Hackathon

The Proudly Made in Aba Hackathon, which spanned an intensive 3-day workshop, ended with a grande finale yesterday. Techpoint Build alumnus, The Footwear Academy came out tops. The post The Footwear Academy wins $ 50,000 grand prize at Proudly Made [...]

March 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

This week on Techpoint: Veni, vidi, vici

A big congratulations to two of our Techpoint Build alumni, myPadi and The Footwear Academy. On Thursday, myPadi announced its latest seed funding round backed by Silicon Valley-based EchoVC. Meanwhile, The Footwear Academy on Friday won $ 50,000 in top prize money [...]

March 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Dino Melaye’s recall: INEC speaks on next step after Appeal Court ruling

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said it will proceed with the process for the recall of Senator Dino Melaye in line with the judgement of the Court of Appeal. INEC’s Director of Publicity and Voter Education, Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, [...]

March 17, 2018 Government and politics