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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Techpoint is 3: It’s time to build together

Techpoint is officially 3 years today. We started the year 2017 with our cool new office space — at Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba — and the launch of the Techpoint Wall of Fame, which has been signed by most of all [...]

December 31, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Taraba lawmaker kidnapped

The Taraba Police Command on Sunday confirmed the abduction of a state legislator, Hosea Ibi, by three unidentified gunmen. Mr. Ibi represents Takum 1 in the State House of Assembly. The command’s spokesman, David Misal said in Jalingo, the capital, [...]

December 31, 2017 Government and politics

Fight for your son – BBOG convener tells Aisha Buhari

Aisha Yesufu, Co-convener of Bring Back Our Girls Group on Sunday encouraged wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha to fight for the best medical care for her son. Aisha Buhari who has been on bed rest since Yusuf’s accident was on [...]

December 31, 2017 Health issues

Dalung speaks on appointment of NFF board members by Buhari

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has described appointment of members into the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) board by government as an oversight. Dalung, in a statement on Saturday in Abuja, urged football stakeholders to remain calm over [...]

December 31, 2017 Government and politics

Appointment of dead people: Buhari running government of ‘corpsocracy’ – Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister, has reacted to report of two more dead persons discovered to have been appointed into the boards of Federal parastatals by President Muhammadu Buhari. Recall that the late Senator Francis Okpozo and several others said [...]

December 31, 2017 Government and politics

EPL: Victor Moses reveals his greatest achievement playing for Chelsea

Victor Moses, Super Eagles player and Chelsea wing-back has revealed his greatest achievement playing in the English Premier League. The Chelsea wing-back said his greatest achievement was winning the Premier League with Chelsea last season. He told Chelsea official website, [...]

December 31, 2017 Sports

5,000 APC members join PDP in Delta

5,000 APC members join PDP in Delta: The All Progressives Congress (APC), at the weekend, lost over 5,000 members to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State. The decampees, led by APC [...]

December 31, 2017 Government and politics

MASSOB, Anambra bishop ‘fight over Buhari’s policies‎’

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has lambasted the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration for its insensitivity to Nigerians. MASSOB said Buhari does not have the capacity to sustain social stability, and infrastructural development in [...]

December 31, 2017 Government and politics

Fuel scarcity: Buhari summons Kachikwu, Baru

Following the current fuel scarcity witnessed during the Yelutide season, President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly summoned the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu and Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. Others summoned by the [...]

December 31, 2017 Government and politics

2018: Oyadara releases prophecies on Obasanjo, Atiku, Tinubu, Ambode, PDP, Osinbajo

As church leaders and prominent prophets keep announcing God’s revelations to them concerning 2018, the founder and general overseer of Christ for All Peoples Church, Ojoo, Lagos State, Prophet Samuel Oyadara, has revealed what God told him concerning former President [...]

December 31, 2017 Government and politics

Four killed as Fulani herdsmen, farmers clash in Taraba

Four persons were killed on Thursday in a clash between the Fulani herdsmen and farmers in Minda, Lau Local Government Area of Taraba State. The Public Relations Officer, Taraba State Police Command, David Misal, confirmed the development. Misal said two [...]

December 30, 2017 Crime

Police arrest notorious highway robbers in Ogun

Four members of a highway robbery gang at Odogbolu junction along Sagamu–Ijebu-Ode Epressway have been arrested by the Ogun State Police command. The suspects identified as Israel Adams, Opeyemi Okegbenro, Ali Chibike, and Patrick Nwandagba were arrested at about 11:30 [...]

December 30, 2017 Military

Fuel scarcity: Drop Petroleum Minister portfolio now – NANS warns Buhari

National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, Zone B, has told President Muhammadu Buhari to disengage himself from the Ministry of Petroleum Resources as Minister. This is contained in a statement by zonal coordinator, Comrade Pedro Obi.  NANS noted that [...]

December 30, 2017 Oil & Gas

Buhari appoints 209 board chairmen [Full list]

Buhari appoints 209 board chairmen: President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday appointed 209 board chairmen and 1,258 members of government owned agencies and parastatals. More appointments are on the way, said Mr. Boss Mustapha, secretary to the Government of the Federation, [...]

December 30, 2017 Government and politics

My 17 achievements in 2017— Buhari

As the year, 2017 approached twilight, President Muhammadu Buhari and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP were yesterday engaged in a war of words over the achievements of the All Progressives Congress, APC led administration. While President Buhari beat his chest [...]

December 30, 2017 Government and politics

Yusuf Buhari still unconscious, Aisha on admission for high blood pressure

Yusuf Buhari, ailing son of President Muhammadu Buhari, is still unconscious. Also, Aisha, his mother and the country’s First Lady, has been admitted for high blood pressure. Both Yusuf and Aisha are on admission at Cedarcrest Hospital in the nation’s [...]

December 30, 2017 Health issues

Pandemonium as soldiers, police clash in Ekiti

police clash in Ekiti – A group of newly trained army recruits of Ekiti State origin on Thursday clashed with police officers in Ado-Ekiti, following disagreements over what was believed to be extortion of motorists by the soldiers. In the [...]

December 30, 2017 Government and politics

NLC gives condition for protest against fuel scarcity

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has vowed not to organise any protests against the current fuel crisis in the country until Nigerians are prepared to offer tangible support. Deputy President of the Congress, Peters Adeyemi, made this known yesterday in [...]

December 30, 2017 Oil & Gas

Green energy gets nod to establish LPG extraction plant in Niger Delta

The operator of the Otakikpo marginal field in OML 11, Green Energy International Limited has gotten the nod of the Federal Government to establish a Liquefied Natural Gas (LPG) extraction plant at Ikuru town in River state. The License to [...]

December 30, 2017 Economy

Why we subsidise petrol – Baru

The Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, yesterday said the corporation was subsidising fuel because government was not favourably disposed to having the pump price exceed the N145 per litre. Fielding questions from [...]

December 30, 2017 Oil & Gas

Social Media Roundup: A (re)union made in heaven

This week on social media, reunions in the Nigerian music industry, Yusuf Buhari's motorbike accident, GTBank customers lament and more. The post Social Media Roundup: A (re)union made in heaven appeared first on Techpoint.ng. Techpoint.ng [...]

December 29, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

LAUTECH Teaching Hospital: Resident doctors react, condemn government action

Chairman, Association of Resident Doctors, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Teaching Hospital, Dr Sebastine Oiwoh has reacted to the yesterday’s sack of 256 workers and deployment of 300 other staff of the hospital to state civil service. Oiwoh who [...]

December 29, 2017 Health issues

14 inmates re-arrested in Akwa Ibom jail break

14 inmates re-arrested in Akwa Ibom jail break: The Akwa Ibom State Prison authorities has disclosed that 14 inmates out of 47 that escaped from the Ikot Ekpene prisons on December 27 have been arrested by the prison guards. The State’s Controller [...]

December 29, 2017 Military

It’s shameful Buhari, APC cannot solve Nigeria’s fuel crisis – ADP

The Action Democratic Party (ADP) yesterday said it was a shame that President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) cannot find lasting solution to the recurring incidence of fuel scarcity in the country. The ADP national chairman, [...]

December 29, 2017 Oil & Gas

Global LinkUP; Dilemma of a bitcoin billionaire

This week, a former spy has built a tool to catch other spies, Uber's valuation was handed a reality check and a bitcoin billionaire's dilemma. Edward Snowden,  app developer and spy When Google launched Allo last year, whistleblower and former [...]

December 29, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Gani Adams speaks on Nigeria’s restructuring

The Aare Ona Kankanfo of Yourbaland, Gani Adams, has called for Nigeria to be restructured. Adams stated this while speaking on Thursday, during a courtesy visit to the pan Yoruba socio-cultural, Afenifere, in Akure. According to him, the solutions to [...]

December 29, 2017 Government and politics

Buhari blames security officials for Yusuf’s accident

Yusuf’s accident: President Muhammadu Buhari is reportedly unhappy with his security officials, for allowing his son, Yusuf, leave home at 8pm on Tuesday for power-bike racing. Yusuf was reportedly racing with a friend when in an attempt to overtake a [...]

December 29, 2017 Incidents

How George Weah won Liberian presidential election ( FULL RESULTS)

Crowds of people rushed to the streets of Monrovia and other towns in Liberia as the country’s National Elections Commission, NEC, announced that George Weah, the candidate of the opposition Coalition for Democratic Change, CDC, has won 61.5 per cent [...]

December 29, 2017 Government and politics

Lagos bridges under threat of collapse from parked trucks

Some bridges in Lagos are at a risk of buckling under the weight of parked heavy-duty trucks. The Ijora, Eko and Carter Bridges are under great strains from immobile articulated vehicles, a situation worsened by recurring gridlocks and the deplorable [...]

December 29, 2017 General

Senate summons Kachikwu, Baru, others over fuel crisis

The Senate yesterday summoned the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, and other industry stakeholders over the ongoing fuel scarcity. They are to appear before its [...]

December 29, 2017 Oil & Gas
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