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Tuesday 22nd May 2018,
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*RESTRUCTURING SUMMIT: GROUP CONGRATULATES NDI IGBO*

Nzuko Umunna an Igbo Think Tank organization proudly felicitates with the Igbo Nation on the success of the just concluded restructuring summit held at Awka. With the Ekwueme Square 2018 declaration, Ndigbo through the instrumentality of its Apex sociocultural organization, [...]

May 22, 2018 Government and politics
eTranzact appoints Niyi Toluwalope as Acting MD, denies rumours of fraud

eTranzact appoints Niyi Toluwalope as Acting MD, denies rumours of fraud

eTranzact International PLC has appointed Niyi Toluwalope as the Acting Managing Director, replacing founder and former CEO, Valentine Obi. Prior to his appointment as the acting MD, Toluwalope was the Chief Financial Officer of the company, a position he has held [...]

May 22, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Here is the agenda for Techpoint Inspired 2018

Here is the agenda for Techpoint Inspired 2018

In exactly one week from today, on the 29th of May, 2018, over 5000 tech experts and enthusiasts will gather at The Pistis Conference Centre for Techpoint Inspired 2018. If you are yet to get on board, you can still [...]

May 22, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Jobs Weekly: Industry Analyst, CRM Marketing Lead and more

Jobs Weekly: Industry Analyst, CRM Marketing Lead and more

Below is a compiled list of some available tech job vacancies for you this week. Follow the instructions specified for each role to apply. Industry Analyst at Paystack Job type: Full time Location: Lagos Application deadline: May 27, 2018 Responsibilities Own [...]

May 22, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
NCC grant recipient developed mobile communication-enabled walking stick

NCC grant recipient developed mobile communication-enabled walking stick

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) received a team of researchers from the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna who showcased a walking stick powered by a mobile communication system. According to a report on the Nigeria Communications Week, the team [...]

May 22, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Union Bank launches robotics technology to automate banking processes

Union Bank launches robotics technology to automate banking processes

At a media launch yesterday, Union Bank of Nigeria announced its Robotics Process Automation (RPA)  technology. RPA is a robotics system that uses software to automate consistently routine financial and banking operations. According to Union Bank’s CEO Mr. Emeka Emuwa, [...]

May 22, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Robots and Artificial Intelligence will take your job

Robots and Artificial Intelligence will take your job

As technology evolves rapidly, many jobs will be automated, leading to the loss of millions of jobs around the world. This ignites fear among many people and has them worrying whether or not robots will eventually take their jobs. Read [...]

May 22, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Easing inflation, stable naira show Nigeria MPC may be right

Nigerian central bank Governor Godwin Emefiele’s tight monetary-policy stance and system of multiple exchange rates may have paid off through slowing inflation and a stable naira, and he’s not about to change that soon. The Monetary Policy Committee is meeting [...]

May 22, 2018 Economy
What is GDPR and how does it affect my online business?

What is GDPR and how does it affect my online business?

In recent times, I have received several emails about updated privacy terms of services from most of the websites and apps that I use. All of them have something to do with GDPR that is taking effect from May 25th, [...]

May 22, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Hacker who bought N28m Porsche car with fake bank alert arrested

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 28-year old medical doctor, Michael Thompson Williams, who bought a Porsche Car worth N28 million with fake bank alert. The suspect, who engages in online technological tools and applications to perpetrate fake [...]

May 22, 2018 Crime

Shehu Sani reacts to kidnapping of 87 passengers by armed bandits

Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna central, has reacted to the kidnapping of 87 passengers by armed bandits operating along Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna State. Reacting, Sani appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently fund and equip the security agencies in the [...]

May 22, 2018 Military

Lady dies after taking spiritual concoction prepared by pastor

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a prophet, Michael Dominic, for allegedly administering concoction to a lady who visited him for spiritual healing alongside her boyfriend at the Ajangbadi area of Lagos. The victim, Rahamat Audu, was said to [...]

May 22, 2018 Religion

Nigerian govt wasted $40bn in Niger Delta – Minister

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Kachikwu, has said that over $40 billion has been spent in the Niger Delta in the last 10 years without anything to show for it. The minister, who spoke through his Special [...]

May 22, 2018 Government and politics

Nigerians want their money back – Garba Shehu fires back at Omokri

Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) has asked former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri to return all the money allegedly stolen under his principal’s watch. He told Omokri that him and his acolytes [...]

May 22, 2018 Government and politics
50% discount on virtual servers in Nigeria

50% discount on virtual servers in Nigeria

Web4Africa, a leading pan-African Web Hosting company is offering a massive 50% discount on its Virtual Private Server solutions for a limited time. Web4Africa offers affordable VPS Hosting with the choice of a datacentre in Nigeria. Being a fraction of [...]

May 22, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Corpses of two Catholic Priests, 15 others arrive Benue for mass burial [PHOTOS]

No fewer than 15 corpses, including that of two Catholic Priests, Rev. Joseph Gor, Rev. Felix and 13 others have arrived Benue for mass burial. They were among people recently killed by herdsmen at Mbalom, Gwer East, Benue State. More [...]

May 22, 2018 Religion
Joseph Prince Daily Grace Inspiration: Which Is Easier To Say?

Joseph Prince Daily Grace Inspiration: Which Is Easier To Say?

Daily Grace Inspiration is a devotional that brings you the message of grace from Joseph Prince, the world celebrated TV preacher and pastor. And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with [...]

May 22, 2018 What the papers say

Metuh collapses in court, judge continues with trial

Former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, yesterday collapsed in court during his trial at the Federal High Court in Abuja but the trial judge, Okon Abang continued with proceedings. When the matter was [...]

May 22, 2018 Government and politics

FG kicks off reconstruction of N20.8b Ikorodu-Sagamu road

The Federal Government has kicked-off reconstruction of the 36-kilometre Ikorodu-Sagamu Road awarded to Messrs Arab Contractor O.A.O. Nigeria Limited at the cost of N20.845 billion. Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), who performed the kick-off exercise [...]

May 22, 2018 Government and politics
Weekly Tech Events #19: Techpoint Inspired, Augmented Lagos and others

Weekly Tech Events #19: Techpoint Inspired, Augmented Lagos 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, 21st May 2018 to Monday, 28th May 2018. Techpoint [...]

May 21, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Techpoint Pitch Friday: May edition in summary

Techpoint Pitch Friday: May edition in summary

The second edition of Techpoint Pitch Friday took place on the 11th day this month. On this glorious occasion, five new pitchers took the centre stage to pitch products they've been working. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

May 21, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Is financial technology really a threat to the banking industry?

Is financial technology really a threat to the banking industry?

As strange as it may sound, the apex monetary authority in Nigeria — the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) — is considering financial technology (fintech) as a threat to the banking industry. In a report by Punch, the CBN Governor, Godwin [...]

May 21, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Amaechi’s ally, Ojukaye Flag Amachree emerges new Rivers APC chairman

A former Chairman of Asari-Toru local government area, Ojukaye Flag-Amachree, has emerged the new State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State. The emergence of Ojukaye as the new Rivers State Chairman of APC came by way [...]

May 21, 2018 Government and politics

Anglican Bishop, Godwin Robinson tackles Buhari over killings in Nigeria

Bishop Godwin Robinson, Bishop of Lafia (Anglican Communion), has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to help stop the incessant killings in some parts of the country. Robinson made the appeal while speaking with NAN on the sideline of [...]

May 21, 2018 Religion

Over 100 Edo students trafficked to Libya

100 Edo students trafficked to Libya: Over 100 students of Idogbo Secondary School, Benin, have been trafficked to Libya in the last four months. This was disclosed in Benin by the senior special assistant to Governor Godwin Obaseki on human [...]

May 21, 2018 International

‘I want to love Daddy Freeze’ – Apostle Suleman speaks on OAP’s videos

Founder of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman has said controversial On-Air media personality, Daddy Freeze is not his enemy. Suleman, speaking during Sunday sermon in his church, said contrary to reports, he had never watched Freeze’s videos because he [...]

May 21, 2018 Religion

Atletico Madrid to arrive Nigeria today ahead of friendly with Super Eagles

Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone, is expected to arrive Nigeria with his squad today, Monday, ahead of Tuesday’s friendly match with the Super Eagles. Simeone will land at the Abuja International Airport with a 23-man squad. Felipe Luiz, Torres Belen [...]

May 21, 2018 Sports

No parallel congress in Abia – Committee chairman, Senator Zwingina

Senator Jonathan Zwingina, the chairman of the state congress committee of the All Progressives Congress for Abia state, on Sunday, said there was no parallel congress held in the state on Saturday. This follows media report that a factional group [...]

May 21, 2018 Government and politics

Road projects: Nsukka communities applaud Gov. Ugwuanyi, Enugu lawmaker

Residents of Lejja and Eha-Alumona communities in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, weekend, hailed Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi over the government’s plans to commence work on the Lejja Road as well as the Eha-Alumona-Eha-Ndiagu-Mbu Road. The commendation came during [...]

May 21, 2018 Technology
Africa News Roundup: It is now a crime to publish fake news in Kenya

Africa News Roundup: It is now a crime to publish fake news in Kenya

Here are last weekend’s top news headlines about startups, entrepreneurship, innovation and tech around Africa. Before you hit ‘publish'. It is now a criminal offence to publish fake news online in Kenya. While many argue that this could stifle press [...]

May 21, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
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