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Lagos-Abeokuta rail line to be tested in early February

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has revealed plans to test run the Lagos-Abeokuta rail line early next month. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 23, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
minimum wage

Minimum wage not enough to live on —NLC president

President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, has lamented that minimum wage can barely provide basic necessities of life for workers in many parts of the world, noting that one per cent of the world population now controls half [...]

January 23, 2019 Employment, General
Buhari

Buhari Campaign Train Hits Enugu

Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, says the South-East has a better deal in the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in Feb. 16 presidential election. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Buhari will be in Enugu on Thursday, January 24 [...]

January 23, 2019 Government and politics
chris-brown

Cocaine found in Chris Brown’s hotel room ‘was not his’ —Lawyer

French police probing rape claims against American R&B star Chris Brown found cocaine and cannabis in his Paris hotel suite, his lawyer said Wednesday while denying that the cocaine belonged to the singer. Brown’s French lawyer, Raphael Chiche, confirmed that [...]

January 23, 2019 entertainment
Atiku

Atiku twice better than Buhari, Obasanjo insists

Atiku: Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has again lampooned President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the President has shown absolute incompetence, just as he condones evil and corruption under his government. He said this yesterday in an interview with BBC Pidgin English programme, [...]

January 23, 2019 Government and politics
Muhammadu Buhari

I will not compromise in safeguarding people’s trust, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged not to compromise in providing good leadership that would guarantee a better life for all Nigerians. Buhari made the pledge when he led All Progressives Congress presidential campaign team on a courtesy visit to the [...]

January 23, 2019 Government and politics
Facebook

Facebook partners Nigerian hubs to promote entrepreneurship

Facebook says it is unveiling a new incubation programme, in partnership with its Nigerian satellite hubs to help local start-ups and upcoming entrepreneurs realise their business goals. Facebook Developer Programme Manager Kendra Nnachi said in a statement on Wednesday in [...]

January 23, 2019 Telecomms
Whatsapp

Whatsapp reportedly crashes worldwide except in Nigeria

WhatsApp users in the country on Wednesday rejoiced that the messaging app did not crash on Tuesday contrary to what was experienced in some parts of the world. It would be recalled that several users worldwide, both on Android and [...]

January 23, 2019 Telecomms
Saraki

Saraki: Atiku didn’t travel to US as my aide

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, did not travel to the United States as an aide to the Senate President. The All Progressives Congress had said Atiku was finally allowed to [...]

January 23, 2019 Government and politics
Atiku

Atiku: more interested in hounding CJN, others than boosting FDI

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, , has alleged that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari was more interested in hounding perceived enemies rather than boosting the depleting Foreign Direct Investment coming into the country. He made [...]

January 23, 2019 Government and politics

Andela raises $100m in Series D round led by former US VP’s investment firm

The funding round is led by Generation Investment Management, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore's investment firm. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 23, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
APGA

APGA rallies support for Gbor, Ararume

The All Progressives Grand Alliance has called on the electorate to vote massively for its presidential candidate Gen. John Gbor and Chief Ifeanyi Ararume, its gubernatorial candidate in Imo state. Dr Victor Oye, National Chairman of the party made the [...]

January 23, 2019 Environmental issues

One solar water pump at a time, Spunvertek is solving the water challenges in rural Nigeria

Utilising proprietary solar water pump inverters, Spunvertek provides surface water alternative for irrigation farming, public and community water supply, as well livestock water needs. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 23, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Zimbabwe now has internet, but how long will this African scourge last?

Internet has been restored to Zimbabwe after a shutdown fiasco, but what about other African countries where internet is still down? Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 23, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

MultiChoice to start trading on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in February

Subject to its proposed unbundling from internet and entertainment giant Naspers, MultiChoice is expected to start trading on the JSE from February. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
INEC

INEC, NURTW, FRSC sign MoU on transportation of election materials in Nasarawa

The Independent National Electoral Commission and National Union of Road Transport Workers have signed Memorandum of Understanding for the provision of vehicles for the transportation of election materials in Nasarawa State. Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Dr. Uthman Ajidagba, disclosed [...]

January 22, 2019 Government and politics
Obasanjo, Buhari in friendly mood at Council of State meeting

BREAKING: Obasanjo, Buhari in friendly mood at Council of State meeting

A meeting of the Council of State has opened at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who, only on Sunday, heavily criticised the Buhari administration’s policies and alleged plans to rig the [...]

January 22, 2019 Government and politics

9mobile has a new Chief Financial Officer

9mobile has announced the appointment of Mr Phillips Oki as its new Chief Financial Officer. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How HelpMum is working to reduce maternal deaths in Nigeria

Nigeria and India accounted for over one-third of all maternal deaths worldwide in 2015. Here is how HelpMum is working to improve the situation using low-cost innovations and the power of mobile technology Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Court rules against Internet shutdown in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean's High Court has ruled that the Internet shutdown in the country was illegal. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Obasanjo

Buhari Is Sick In The Spirit, Body And Soul – Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo who reacted to a statement about him being ‘sick’ by Buhari, slammed the Nigerian President again who according to him is sick in the spirit, body and soul. Obasanjo who stated that Buhari needs to rest and allow [...]

January 22, 2019 Government and politics

Probe Obasanjo Now, Oshiomole Urges Buhari

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has again called on President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate former President Olusegun Obasanjo for the alleged misdeeds during his tenure. He said Nigerians should hold the former president responsible for [...]

January 22, 2019 Government and politics
Shagari

Youths will be heads of Ministries, Parastatals if i re-elected – Buhari

Tony Nwoye, Director of Youth Mobilisation, All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential Campaign Council, says youths will be heads of Ministries and Prastatals if President Muhammadu Buhari is re-elected. Mr Nwoye stated this on Monday in Abuja at a news conference [...]

January 22, 2019 Government and politics
Atiku

Atiku Cries In Jigawa As Mammoth Crowd Chants His Name

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, broke down in tears in Jigawa. Atiku weeped as a mammoth crowd chanted his name during the PDP presidential rally in Jalingo. The All Progressives Congress, APC, state government allegedly denied [...]

January 22, 2019 Government and politics

These are the companies backing Techpoint Build West Africa 2019

We are grateful for the dedication and generosity of our family of sponsors, some of whom have been with us since the first edition, last year. This is more than just a listing of brands – this is a community [...]

January 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Elisabeth Moreno is the new VP, Managing Director for HP Africa

Elisabeth Moreno has been appointed as the new Vice President and Managing Director for HP Africa. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 21, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

You can now only forward a message to 5 individuals or groups on WhatsApp

WhatsApp has rolled out a global cap on message forwarding it first introduced in India after the spread of rumors led to killings and lynching attempts. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 21, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Advocacy groups head to court over Internet shutdown in Zimbabwe

Advocacy groups have dragged the Zimbabwean government to court over blocking access to social media. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 21, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Egypt’s second largest city just concluded a 3-month pilot of using electric buses for public transport

For three months, Alexandria's electric buses went through an experiemental phase that was just recently concluded. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 21, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria’s unstructured credit system may be the biggest bane to its financial inclusion efforts

It is hardly news that securing loans from Nigerian banks can be a herculean task but can one really blame the banks? Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 21, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps