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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Sierra Leone votes in delayed presidential run-off

Sierra Leone votes in delayed presidential run-off: Voting began Saturday in Sierra Leone in the final round of a delayed run-off presidential election after a campaign marked by verbal sparring, sporadic violence and a last-minute legal battle. A wafer-thin margin [...]

March 31, 2018 Government and politics

Borno blasts: NEMA reveals how bombers attacked Muna

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed the death of three suicide bombers at Muna area of Maiduguri in an attempt to infiltrate the town on Friday. Four powerful explosions occurred between 9:00 and 9:30 pm, sending terrifying echoes [...]

March 31, 2018 Government and politics

What CAN told Gov. Ugwuanyi in Enugu

In what could be described as the mother of all endorsements, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Enugu State Chapter, in a recent mega prayer rally tagged “Enugu State is in the Hands of God,” prayed for the re-election of [...]

March 31, 2018 Government and politics

Naomi Campbell: Buhari’s aide calls Nigerians animals

Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Digital/New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi, has described Nigerians as animals for ‘slandering Naomi Campbell’.  Campbell, a super model, had shared a tweet alongside several photos with Buhari at the Eko Atlantic City launch. The pictures of [...]

March 31, 2018 Government and politics

Osinbajo reveals what Amaechi ‘talks about all the time’

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has hailed Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, for the progress of work on the Lekki Sea Port at Ibeju Lekki in Lagos. He disclosed that Amaechi talks about the project “all the time”. In his speech [...]

March 31, 2018 Government and politics

INTERVIEW: Nigeria should decriminalise harmless drug use – Ex-Swiss President Dierfuss

In this interview with Owoseye Ayodamola and Lois Ugbede, the former President of Switzerland and current Chair, Global Commission on Drug Policy, Ruth Dierfuss, during her visit to Abuja, Nigeria, spoke on the Commission’s campaign on decriminalisation of drug users. [...]

March 31, 2018 Government and politics

‘Danjuma’s statement was a wake-up call to citizens and governments’

Security expert, Dr. Ona Ekhomu, speaks on the issues raised by Gen. Theophilus Danjuma and others security challenges in the country How can Nigeria be secured? The security challenges facing Nigeria are quite complex. There is a broad threat spectrum [...]

March 31, 2018 Government and politics

PDP dismisses list, challenges APC to name convicted members

In a swift reaction to the names released as looters by the federal government, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) dismissed the list as hollow and laughable, saying it was an extension of federal government’s media trial and challenged it to [...]

March 31, 2018 Government and politics

This week on Techpoint: Money, money, money

What is your relationship with money? Jason Njoku (iROKOtv) and Akin Alabi (NairaBET) seem to have differing views. In a recent Twitter conversation, Akin Alabi said: 10 years ago, I thought that if I had what I have today, I [...]

March 31, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: President Buhari gets a shady award for excellent leadership

This week on social media, President Buhari gets an award from Martin Luther King's family, Linda Ikeji is engaged and more stories. The post Social Media Roundup: President Buhari gets a shady award for excellent leadership appeared first on Techpoint.ng. [...]

March 30, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

OLX releases significant platform upgrade in Nigeria

The world’s leading trading platform, OLX, is launching a brand new, overhauled app, and replacing its website and mobile site with a progressive web app (PWA), which is part of a global move to solidify OLX’s number one position. The [...]

March 30, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Osinbajo lists N-Power, other SIP achievements under Buhari

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday stated that the Buhari government has committed N500billion to Social Investment Programme. He described this as the largest pro-poor programme in Nigeria’s history, and the largest social safety net in Sub-Saharan Africa. Osinbajo, in [...]

March 30, 2018 Government and politics

Two students found dead after heavy flood in Lagos

Two male students of a private secondary school were on Thursday found dead in the flood after a heavy rain in Alagbado area of Lagos. It was gathered that the boys were found floating at Casso Bus Stop on Lagos/Abeokuta [...]

March 30, 2018 Societal issues

3 miners dead in Kaduna, several others injured

About three persons have been reported dead following a clash at a mining site in Bakin Kogi village of Kaninkon Chiefdom in Jema’a local government area of Kaduna State. Alhaji Yusuf Usman, the administrator of the local government area, who [...]

March 30, 2018 Societal issues

PDP challenges Osinbajo to ‘Name corrupt members of our party, provide evidence against them’

The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kola Ologbondiyan, has challenged Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to name corrupt members of the party and provide proof of his allegations against them. He spoke in reaction to the claim [...]

March 30, 2018 Government and politics

Global LinkUP: Bitcoin prices are still falling

The Global Linkup is a summary roundup of important tech news curated from around the world. On this week's edition of the global news round up, there are indications that Cambridge Analytica is unrepentant. In Europe, Brexit has made the [...]

March 30, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

How Tinubu made me, Fashola, Fayemi, others – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed on Thursday described former Lagos Governor, Bola Tinubu as “an exceptionally visionary politician who has invested in many people’’. The minister spoke at the 10th Bola Tinubu Colloquium and his 66th birthday celebration [...]

March 30, 2018 Government and politics

BREAKING: Reps member, Buba Jibril is dead

The member representing Lokoja/Kogi Federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Umar Baba Jibril is dead. Aged 58 years, Jibril, a three-time member of the house, died in the early hours of Friday in Abuja. One of his political associates, [...]

March 30, 2018 General

Terragon Group raises $5m from TLcom Capital

Terragon Group, a Lagos-based digital and marketing tech solutions provider, has just raised $ 5m from TLcom Capital. This is only TLcom Capital's second investment in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) since it announced a $ 40m seed fund dedicated solely to startups on [...]

March 30, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Senate rejects $350 million Kaduna loan request

Senate rejects $350 million Kaduna loan request: Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s request to secure a $350 million World Bank loan for Kaduna State was yesterday rejected by the Senate. It said the state government already has an existing backlog of $231 [...]

March 30, 2018 Government and politics

Residents groan, businesses falter as Buhari visits Lagos

Buhari visits Lagos: Lagos residents yesterday groaned under gridlock caused at different locations in the city by President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the state. The state government had announced on Tuesday that movement would be restricted to certain areas during [...]

March 30, 2018 Economy

Eskimi Geo location audience targeting

The need to reach potential audience at the right time and place most especially to serve Ads has been a major challenge for advertisers and brands. Eskimi has launched Geolocation audience targeting giving brands an opportunity to create audiences from [...]

March 29, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Facebook to stop 3rd-party data for ad targeting

In the wake of the recent data breach scandal, Facebook is set to end its Partner Categories. Facebook's Partner Categories allowed third-party data providers to make user's offline activities available to advertisers to aid ad targeting. Partner Categories are based on information [...]

March 29, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

LinkedIn introduces sponsored video ads

Today, LinkedIn announced that it is introducing video advertising as one its Sponsored Content formats. The post LinkedIn introduces sponsored video ads appeared first on Techpoint.ng. Techpoint.ng [...]

March 29, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Hostelconnect aims to help university students get accommodation easily

For most university students, staying on campus is the best way to concentrate on their studies. However, with the increase in enrolment in universities that does not correspond to the expansion of physical infrastructure, like hostels, most students have found [...]

March 29, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Ex-Gov Bafarawa speaks on presidential ambition

Former governor of Sokoto state, Attahiru Bafarawa has spoken on his presidential ambition. Bafarawa on Wednesday addressed hundreds of youths from the amalgamated traders under the auspices of Sokoto state Youths Amalgamated Traders Association of Nigeria who visited him at [...]

March 29, 2018 Government and politics

Jega speaks on 2019 elections, projects likely outcome

Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega, has said that the current leadership of the Commission has made significant and commendable progress since taking over in November 2015. Jega who spoke as a keynote speaker at [...]

March 29, 2018 Government and politics

Vatebra Academy discusses the future of tech with CODIFY tech meetup

The demand for coding skills is skyrocketing, and not just for developers; programming is playing a bigger role in every career path, It is for this reason that the first edition of CODIFY tech meetup happened in Lagos. Technological innovations [...]

March 29, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

NHRC fingers INEC for electoral impunity in Nigeria

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has blamed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the increasing cases of impunity and unlawful acts before and during elections. NHRC stressed that electoral impunity would not stop until INEC, its official and [...]

March 29, 2018 Government and politics

Nigerians mock Buhari over Martin Luther King award

Nigerians have taken to social media to mock President Muhammadu Buhari over the controversial Martin Luther King award he received some days back. Recall that some members of the African American civil rights leaders had on Tuesday given an award [...]

March 29, 2018 Government and politics
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