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October 15, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

We pay N100 daily to sleep under Oshodi Bridge – miscreants

We pay N100 daily to sleep under Oshodi Bridge One of the 62 miscreants arrested during a raid at Oshodi and its environs by the Lagos State Task Force, weekend, Gani Yusuf, 35, disclosed that they paid N100 everyday to [...]

October 15, 2018 Environmental issues

Nigeria loses $6.1b yearly to child abuse, says UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said Nigeria loses over $6.1 billion yearly to violence against children, urging stakeholders to unite in ending the menace.UNICEF’s Child Protection Specialist, Maryam Enyiazu, who spoke at a media dialogue on Social Work [...]

October 15, 2018 Government and politics

157m Nigerians lack access to handwashing facilities, says WaterAid

As the world commemorate the Global Hand-washing Day today, WaterAid Nigeria has disclosed that about 157 million Nigerians lack access to hand washing facilities, even as it said only 16 percent of Nigerian hospitals have the facility in their premises. [...]

October 15, 2018 Health issues

Atiku condemns Buhari’s ‘draconian executive order’

The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday condemned the travel ban placed on some 50 Nigerians through the controversial Executive Order 6. He said the action negates the constitution President Muhammadu Buhari swore [...]

October 15, 2018 Government and politics

Police re-arrest robber five days after release from prison

The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State police command have re–arrested a robbery suspect five days after he was released from Ikoyi Prisons. The suspect, Tunde Okunola, 26, was re–arrested in Marwa Roundabout, Lekki with [...]

October 15, 2018 Military

ASUU wants EFCC to publish findings on alleged scam in UNILORIN

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to make its findings on its petition over University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) corruption allegations public without further delay. ASUU noted with dismay that since [...]

October 15, 2018 Education

Assent PIGB to save oil sector, journalists urge Buhari

Journalists across the federation at the weekend called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) into law to engender necessary reforms in the oil and gas sector. In a 10-point communiqué issued at the end [...]

October 15, 2018 Oil & Gas

Fayose bids Ekiti farewell, moves out of state capital

THE  outgoing Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, yesterday vacated Oke Ayobo, the Ekiti State Government House. Fayose, who left Ado-Ekiti with his personal aides in a long convoy was sighted heading towards the Akure road. Clad in a T-shirt and [...]

October 15, 2018 Government and politics

Travel ban : We won’t publish names of those banned – Presidency

The Federal   Government said yesterday it had no plans to release the names of those on the travel ban placed on some 50 high profile Nigerians. This came as outrage against the travel ban continued yesterday from presidential candidate of  [...]

October 15, 2018 Government and politics

Benue Govt issuing false statements in the name of “Fulani herdsmen” to discredit Jime – Benue APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead alerted the public over false statements being issued by the Benue state government to discredit their governorship flagbearer, Barr Emmanuel Jime. A statement by the party’s state Secretary, Hon. Peter Akulega said the government [...]

October 15, 2018 Government and politics

Mastercard invests in Flutterwave, as Iyin Aboyeji bows out as CEO

Amidst confirmed rumours of Iyin Aboyeji's stepping down from his CEO role at Flutterwave, the fast-rising fintech startup recently secured investment from global payments company Mastercard and other investors. Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 15, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Kukah refuses to explain meeting, photographs with Obasanjo, Atiku

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Most Rev. Hassan Matthew Kukah, yesterday, refused to offer reasons why he was seen in photographs with former President Olusegun Obasanjo and his former deputy, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, shortly after the duo’s reconciliatory meeting, after [...]

October 13, 2018 Government and politics

Ghanaian boxers arrive, vow to shame Nigerian opponents

Ghana’s Benjamin Lamptey and Emmanuel Mensah, who are billed to fight at GOtv Boxing Night 16, have vowed to disgrace their Nigerian opponents in the latest revival of the traditionally fierce Nigeria/Ghana sporting rivalry. Both boxers spoke yesterday on their [...]

October 13, 2018 Sports

Olojo Festival: Ooni tasks government on promotion of indigenous culture

The Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi has urged government at all levels to promote indigenous languages and culture, adding that they play major roles in national development. Ogunwusi made the call during this year’s edition of the Olojo [...]

October 13, 2018 Ethno-linguistic groups

Orji Kalu to appear in court over Nnamdi Kanu’s whereabouts

A former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu, will on November 14, 2018, appear in Federal High court Abuja,before His Lordship Hon. Justice B. M Nyako, to say what he knows about the missing leader of the Indigenous People [...]

October 13, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

President Buhari mourns NRC Chairman, Usman Abubakar

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his deep condolences to the Abubakar family over the death of Alhaji Usman Abubakar, Chairman of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC). The president’s condolence message is contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant [...]

October 13, 2018 Government and politics

Yari pledges to remain in APC in spite of crisis

Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara has pledged not to dump All Progressives Congress (APC) in spite intense pressure from his supporters due to the crisis within the party in the state. The governor made his position known on Friday after [...]

October 13, 2018 Government and politics

Why Atiku picked Peter Obi as running mate – Gbenga Daniel

The campaign organisation of Atiku Abubakar has explained the reason for the selection of former Anambra State governor as the running mate to the People’s Democratic Party’s presidential candidate. Obi, a former bank, is from the same state as Senator [...]

October 13, 2018 Government and politics

Social Media Roundup: For the love and hatred of Amala

This week on social media, Amala is trending on Twitter, Sarkodie's classy diss track and more stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 12, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Reps threaten to arrest MDs of Heritage Bank, Aso Savings over undeclared N21bn, $104m

The House of Representatives on Thursday announced that it had discovered N21 billion and $104.46 million undeclared revenue in two separate accounts outside the Treasury Single Account (TSA). The Managing Director of Heritage Bank, Ifie Sekibo, and his counterpart in [...]

October 12, 2018 Government and politics

2019: Why I will continue Obasanjo’s legacy when I defeat Buhari – Atiku

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, Atiku Abubakar has said he would continue from where Olusegun Obasanjo’s Presidency stopped in 2007 when he becomes president. Atiku stated this after his meeting with the former president who forgave and endorsed [...]

October 12, 2018 Government and politics

Halting age fraud in Nigerian football

FOOTBALL is widely acknowledged as the only thing that unites Nigerians. Whenever Nigeria is involved in major international football tournaments, every citizen, from the President to the common person, forgets the many divisive factors wracking our national unity and commits [...]

October 12, 2018 What the papers say

Airlines lose over N400 million to MMA2 closure

Local airlines yesterday recorded losses in excess of N400 million over the closure of Murtala Muhammed Airport II (MMA2) and disruption of flight activities on Wednesday. The picketing by aviation workers, which enters day three this morning, has heightened fears [...]

October 12, 2018 Economy

Corruption trial in Nigeria may last several months, says Shell

Royal Dutch Shell has said the corruption trial over a Nigerian oil deal may last several months, warning staff of continued critical media coverage in the $1.3 billion case. An internal memo sighted by Reuters indicates that Shell’s Legal Director, [...]

October 12, 2018 Government and politics

Sponsoring pilgrims with government’s funds is criminal, says Sanusi

Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has said that it is criminal to sponsor people to Hajj and other pilgrimages with government’s funds. He made the assertion at the two-day Northern Nigeria Traditional Leaders Conference on Out-Of-School Children, which ended [...]

October 12, 2018 Religion

Osinbajo, Okowa task editors on ethics, professionalism, journalists’ welfare

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged Nigeria media practitioners to remain focused on fair and objective reporting for credibility and as an unbiased umpires, especially as the 2019 general elections inch closer. He stated this yesterday at the ongoing All [...]

October 12, 2018 Government and politics

Obasanjo makes U-turn, says Atiku better than Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday made a surprising reversal of his stance by endorsing the political ambition of his former vice president, Atiku Abubakar. Following several allegations he made suggesting the aspirant is corrupt and selfish, Obasanjo struck a climax [...]

October 12, 2018 Government and politics

PRESS RELEASE: Handshake Across Nigeria – Nzuko Umunna Summit

Restructuring: Buhari, Atiku, Saraki, Soyinka, Nwodo Expected at “Handshake Across Nigeria” Summit   President Muhammadu Buhari, former Vice President Abubakar Atiku, Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka and President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo are among dignitaries billed to participate at [...]

October 11, 2018 What Te Papers Say

Getting small collateral-free loans in Nigeria may eventually become an unbearable experience

Unnecessarily complex registration procedures may soon make it difficult for Nigerians to access collateral-free loans from online money lenders. Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 11, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps