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“Technology can’t induce financial inclusion, it can only mimic our decisions” — Sola Fanawopo, fintech expert

The way forward for the financial inclusion drive in Nigeria according to fintech expert, Sola Fanawopo Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 26, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Bastard devil: Full text of what Dr. Paul Enenche of Dunamis said about Nigeria, 2019 [VIDEO]

Hope For Nigeria has obtained a controversial video by Dr. Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre where he poured out his heart on the state of the nation. Dr. Enenche, who was speaking during one of the Sunday [...]

September 26, 2018 Government and politics

Osun rerun: Why Adeleke can’t win election even with Omisore’s support – APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has declared that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and its candidate, Ademola Adeleke, would still lose the rerun of the governorship election in Osun even if they get the support of the Social Democratic Party, [...]

September 26, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari under fire for withdrawing Paris Club refund from Benue

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, in Benue State, yesterday expressed shock over the alleged withdrawal of the final tranche of the Paris Club refund earlier paid to the state government. Governor Samuel Ortom had last Thursday confirmed the receipt of [...]

September 26, 2018 Government and politics

Borno Governor, Shettima dissolves cabinet

Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, on Tuesday, ordered the immediate dissolution of the State Executive Council. A statement issued in Maiduguri by the Secretary to the Borno State Government, Alhaji Usman Jidda-Shuwa, directed all commissioners to hand over to permanent [...]

September 26, 2018 Government and politics

Osoba’s security men intercept drone flying over ex-gov’s home, arrest owners

Former Governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba, has alleged breach of security after a drone, which allegedly flew over his Abeokuta home, was intercepted. Two persons, who operated the drone, were apprehended by security operatives attached to the former governor’s [...]

September 26, 2018 Government and politics

Leah Sharibu’s mother, others sue IGP, AGF

Rebecca Sharibu, mother of the abducted Leah Sharibu, and others, have filed a N500million suit against the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) for their alleged failure to ensure the release of her [...]

September 26, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Always remain non-partisan, Buratai tells army officers

As the 2019 general elections draw nearer, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai has charged all army officers to always remain non-partisan under any circumstances. Buratai, who disclosed this while declaring the COAS’ second and [...]

September 26, 2018 Military

World Bank commits $124m to exploration of Nigeria’s industrial minerals

The World Bank has concluded a deal with the Federal Government to invest $123.5 million in the exploration of industrial minerals in Nigeria.The Consultant, Vitor Carrieia, disclosed yesterday in Abuja while unveiling the Industrial Minerals Roadmap that the document has [...]

September 26, 2018 Government and politics

Why nation’s health sector continues to falter, by experts

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has advanced reasons why the country’s health sector continues to falter after 58 years of independence.It charged the Federal Government to implement effective prescription policies to ensure that healthcare practitioners engage in ethical practices. [...]

September 26, 2018 Health issues

Buhari blames terrorism on Iraqi, Syrian fighters

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday reinterated his position that terrorism and insurgency in the Sahel region and Lake Chad Basin are fuelled by local runaway fighters from Iraq and Syria and arms from the disintegration of Libya. Buhari spoke in New [...]

September 26, 2018 Government and politics

2019: I have the capacity to turn Nigeria’s fortune around – Saraki

…I’ll Unbundle NNPC Politically-TambuwaBy Festus AhonASABA-PRESIDENT of the Nigeria Senate and presidential aspirant under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr Bukola Saraki, Tuesday said he has the capacity to turn the fortune of the country around, urging [...]

September 25, 2018 What the papers say

Assessing the Facebook Nigeria Initiative, 4 months after NG_HUB launch

Months after unveiling the Facebook Nigeria Initiative, a product of which is the NG_HUB in Yaba, Lagos the outline for the initiative remains unclear Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 25, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Village Capital and Techpoint to co-host panel discussion on accelerator models in Africa

Village Capital, in partnership with Techpoint, is hosting a panel during the Lagos Startup Week, to discuss the value proposition of accelerators, both African and international. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 25, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Looters’ List: Court adjourns Dokpesi’s N5bn suit against Buhari’s ministers

Dokpesi’s N5bn suit against Buhari’s ministers: The FCT High Court, Abuja, yesterday adjourned until October 23, the N5bn defamation suit, instituted by Chief Raymond Dokpesi against the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, and Attorney-General of the Federation and [...]

September 25, 2018 Government and politics

Osun Decides: PDP calls for arrest of REC Officer, Prof. Fuwape

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has asked the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, to do the needful by declaring its candidate in the Osun State governorship election, Ademola Adeleke winner of the poll.   PDP [...]

September 25, 2018 Government and politics

Despite owing BOI ₦5.9b, troubled Omatek recently got a lifeline that could help it bounce back

In 2017, shortly after the passing on of founder, Florence Seriki, Omatek Ventures had its factory shut down by court order. It turns out it defaulted on a billion-naira loan in took from the Bank of Industry in 2012. But [...]

September 25, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Osun rerun: We will resist any form of conspiracy against Adeleke – Kwankwaso warns INEC

The lawmaker representing Kano Central Senatorial District and presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic, PDP, Senator Rabi’u Kwankwaso, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to be fair in the conduct of the Thursday’s rerun [...]

September 25, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari lauds Mandela’s virtues, condemns xenophobia, discrimination

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended former South African President Nelson Mandela for his rare virtues, especially in the promotion of peace, unity and reconciliation. Mr Buhari spoke on Monday evening at the declaration of Nelson Mandela Decade of Peace at [...]

September 25, 2018 Government and politics

Govt dithers as Abuja community residents suffer from quarry activities

Abuja community residents suffer from quarry activities: Livingstone Akanni lives in Kubwa Extension II Residential Area, a suburb some kilometres from the Abuja city centre. The serenity cast by the shadow of an imposing rock was an attraction for many [...]

September 25, 2018 Environmental issues

APC aspirant accuses anti-Buhari cabals of overheating polity

A governorship aspirant in Abia State, Ambassador Chidike Ukauwa, has alleged that anti-Buhari reelection cabals in the party are overheating the polity and not President Muhammadu Buhari. Ukauwa, who lamented, “Exorbitant fees have restrained many patriotic youths from contesting various [...]

September 25, 2018 Government and politics

Labour urges Nigerians to stockpile necessities as nationwide strike looms

With twenty-four to the deadline given by organised labour to the Federal Government to announce a new national minimum of N65,000, the movement has urged Nigerians to stockpile food and other necessities given what it described as government’s “known intransigence [...]

September 25, 2018 Economy

Man dies in family house collapse

A man at the weekend lost his life in Kwara State when his family house collapsed on him. The sad incident occurred in Omoni village, one of the communities in the Ilorin emirate, Moro Local Government Area of the state. [...]

September 25, 2018 Incidents

APC mulls automatic tickets for National Assembly members

There are strong indications that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) could grant automatic tickets to its National Assembly members during the primaries billed for October 2. The national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, who dropped the hint while addressing members [...]

September 25, 2018 Government and politics

PDP goes to court over Osun election

PDP goes to court over Osun election: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday declared it would seek legal redress following Sunday’s declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that the Osun State governorship election was inconclusive. The party has [...]

September 25, 2018 Government and politics

Where is Nigeria’s science and technology museum?

Despite budgetary allocations totalling ₦415,390,255 over 3 years for a science and technology museum in Nigeria, there seems to be no progress so far. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 24, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Harnessing AI to foster knowledge societies: The case of access to information and knowledge

Guest Contributor, Victor Akinwande, helps us take a step back to highlight the current state of the digital divide and how we can use Artificial Intelligence to influence the future of access to information and knowledge. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 24, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Osun decides: Adeleke finally breaks silence on inconclusive election

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate in the inconclusive governorship election in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has thanked electorate in the state for their kind support in Saturday’s governorship poll.     Adeleke led the race with 254,698 votes, [...]

September 24, 2018 Government and politics

2019: Why Nigerians must vote out Buhari – Adebanjo

Chief Ayo Adebanjo, a chieftain of the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, at the weekend urged Nigerians to vote out the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government in the 2019 general elections. Adebanjo stated this in Akure, Ondo State [...]

September 24, 2018 Government and politics

Osun decides: Junaid Mohammed reacts to election results, predicts APC position in 2019

Second Republic lawmaker and northern elder statesman, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, has reacted to the Saturday’s Osun State election, which was declared inconclusive by independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.   Juniad in a terse statement said the Osun election showed that [...]

September 24, 2018 Government and politics
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