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Daily Archives: June 18, 2018

Nigerian startups raise a lot of foreign cash, but how much impact do they have on the economy?

Nigerian startups led as the destination for foreign investment with them accounting for 29% of the total investment in African startups. But how much impact do they have on the economy? The post Nigerian startups raise a lot of foreign [...]

February 22, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria’s Publiseer is a finalist at Harvard Business School’s New Venture Competition 2018

Publiseer, a Nigerian digital publishing platform, featured on Techpoint 4 months ago, has emerged one of 14 finalists at the 2018 Harvard Business School’s New Venture Competition. The digital platform was founded on August 4, 2017, by twin brothers Chidi [...]

February 22, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Improving tech development and talent export in Nigeria

Some years ago (early 2000s), $ 1 million was invested in a tech company in Nigeria and it made great news. Everyone in that sector was so happy because it seemed, then, to signify the symbolic finger in the sky [...]

February 22, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Teleology Holdings Limited officially confirmed winner of 9mobile acquisition bid

Teleology Holdings Limited has officially been confirmed as the preferred bidder in the sale of 9mobile. The post Teleology Holdings Limited officially confirmed winner of 9mobile acquisition bid appeared first on Techpoint.ng. Techpoint.ng [...]

February 22, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Startup Profile: Commissions.ng —  create an e-commerce platform with little money

Commission is a common way to reward salespeople. This type of payment is calculated based on the percentage of goods sold.  Commissions.ng is trying to give a new face to e-commerce in Nigeria. Commissions.ng is an online platform that helps [...]

February 22, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Love x Social: Diamond Bank flipped the script with #ItsALoveThing and we love it

It’s the evening after Valentine’s day. There you are; alone at your office desk, scrolling through your Twitter timeline, not really liking anything; when something catches your eyes. Someone just mentioned you in a Tweet. It says something about you [...]

February 22, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

We Were Close to Arresting Shekau, But an ‘Order from Above’ Halted Operation – Soldier

The leader of insurgent group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has again escaped from being captured by men of the Nigerian Army. According to the BBC, Shekau escaped from his hideout inside the Sambisa Forest, leaving behind some of his clothing, [...]

February 22, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Why general classifieds sites might not be so successful in Nigeria

Back in 2016, I needed to dispose of my smartphone to take care of an emergency, so I posted it on OLX and in less than 32 hours, I had sold it to a contact gotten from the classifieds site. [...]

February 22, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Kwese acquires stake in iflix Africa to drive mobile strategy

Econet Media's pan-African media company, Kwesé is expanding its ground with a partnership with iflix Africa. The partnership deal, according to Kwesé has Kwesé taking up a significant stake in iflix Africa. Iflix is a subscription based video-on-demand service provider with its focus on emerging markets [...]

February 22, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Call us to help out if you have failed – Sultan of Sokoto tells Buhari

The Sultan of Sokoto , Alhaji Sa ’ad Abubakar III, has told President Muhammadu Buhari to consult him and other stakeholders if he cannot solve the security problems of the country. He said if Buhari had failed, he should call [...]

February 22, 2018 Government and politics

Presidency confirms Yobe school girls have been rescued

The Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, has confirmed that the abducted Yobe school girls have been rescued. Ahmad wrote on Twitter: “The Yobe State Government hereby informs the public that the girls at Government [...]

February 22, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

President Buhari meets Obasanjo, Jonathan, others

President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to preside over a meeting of the Council of State today, Thursday, February 22 at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The council which has all living former presidents and heads of government as members is the [...]

February 22, 2018 Government and politics

Botswana ranked least corrupt African nation in 2017 as Nigeria’s position worsens

Transparency International has released Corruption Perception Index for 2017 with Nigeria dropping 12 places to 148. This is worse than the country’s position of 136 out of `80 countries it was ranked in 2016. This is coming even as President [...]

February 22, 2018 Government and politics

$2.1bn arms scam: EFCC grills ex-army chief, Ihejirika

A former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika (retd.), was on Wednesday interrogated for about seven hours by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for his alleged role in the $2.1bn arms scam. According to the EFCC, Ihejirika [...]

February 22, 2018 Government and politics

‘Corruption getting worse in Nigeria’ — Transparency International releases 2017

Global anti-corruption watchdog, Transparency International (TI), has again ranked Nigeria low in its 2017 Corruption Perception Perception Index (CPI) released on Wednesday. The latest ranking has Nigeria in the 148th position out of 180. The country, according to the CPI, [...]

February 22, 2018 Government and politics

Lagos battles to keep wastes at bay

Lagos battles to keep wastes at bay: The rains are coming early this year, a frightening development that may spell doom for residents of the coastal city. It is not enough for Lagosians to prepare for an unprecedented flooding, what [...]

February 22, 2018 Government and politics

Marketers threaten depots’ shutdown over oil subsidies

The Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPPMAN) has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari and Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Ibe Kachikwu over the non-payment of their outstanding subsidy in excess of N650 billion. The marketers issued a [...]

February 22, 2018 Government and politics

Bauchi Govt. approves purchase of 60 buses at N1.38bn

Bauchi State Executive Council on Wednesday approved the purchase of 60 buses at N1.38 billion to boost its Mass Transit Company, operators of “Yankari Express” and other agencies. The Special Adviser on Media and Strategy to Gov. Mohammed Abubakar, said [...]

February 22, 2018 Government and politics

Military rescues 94 abducted Yobe schoolgirls

Military rescues 94 abducted Yobe schoolgirls: Over 50 the girls were kidnapped last Monday by suspected Boko Haram terrorists from Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC). The military has reportedly rescued the abducted Yobe schoolgirls. The girls were found rescued [...]

February 22, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror
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