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Monthly Archives: November 2018

NCC and a seeming two-faced stance on broadband infrastructure in Nigeria

NCC and a seeming two-faced stance on broadband infrastructure in Nigeria

It appears the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is not on the same path with the Nigerian National Broadband Plan towards driving Internet penetration in the country. Earlier in the year, NCC licensed two additional Infrastructure Companies (InfraCos) towards deepening broadband penetration. [...]

April 30, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Weekly Tech Events #16: SHE CAN, Figma MeetUp and others

Weekly Tech Events #16: SHE CAN, Figma MeetUp and others

This week is loaded with events you don’t want to miss. We have curated a list of tech events that will interest you. They are coming up on or between Monday, 30th April 2018 to Monday, 7th May 2018. Lunch [...]

April 30, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

3 recommendations for policy makers as Nigeria moves to regulate blockchain technology

Technology law and policy consultant, Timi Olagunju provides a few recommendations for policy makers following the desire of the Nigerian House of Representatives to put in place a legal framework for the regulation of the blockchain technology in the country [...]

April 30, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Easyshop Easycook secures seed financing to help drive food safety in Nigeria

Easyshop Easycook secures seed financing to help drive food safety in Nigeria

The fund, which is estimated between $ 500,000 and $ 1 million, will further enable Easyshop Easycook to optimize its online platform and existing farm-to-last-mile supply chain Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

April 30, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Africa News Roundup — April 30, 2018

Africa News Roundup — April 30, 2018

Here are last weekend’s top news headlines about startups, entrepreneurship, innovation and tech around Africa. Africa's Talking raises $ 8.6m. Nairobi, Kenya based mobile solutions and technology startup, Africa's Talking last Thursday announced securing an $ 8.6m Series A round led [...]

April 30, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Gunmen kidnap Ekiti PDP chieftain, demand N30m ransom

The State Financial Secretary of Ekiti State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Kayode Oni, has been kidnapped by unknown abductors. Oni was said to have been kidnapped between Efon- Erio Ekiti highway while returning to Aramoko Ekiti [...]

April 30, 2018 Military

Carrying of arms indiscriminately will spell doom for Nigeria – Clergy

The Archbishop of Anglican Communion, Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh, on Sunday urged both the federal and state governments to stop people from carrying arms as such act would spell doom for the country Okoh made this known while addressing journalists [...]

April 30, 2018 Government and politics

Enugu Govt awards contract for erosion control measures on Umuabi-Obinagu road

The Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi administration in Enugu State, in line with its rural development agenda, has awarded contract for erosion control measures on Umuabi- Obinagu road in Udi Local Government Area of the state. Briefing newsmen after the meeting of [...]

April 30, 2018 Environmental issues

Work begins at Cross River 8000 trucks haulage city

In its resolve to decongest Calabar metropolis while ensuring that the roads remain safe for users, the Cross River Government has commenced the building of a haulage city. Designed to accommodate 8000 trucks daily, the city will also have a [...]

April 30, 2018 Environmental issues

Dino Melaye’s recall: Kogi APC reacts to result of outcome

Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi, Alhaji Haddy Ametuo, has reacted to the outcome of the recall process against Senator Dino Melaye of Kogi West Senatorial District. Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission had on Sunday [...]

April 30, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari should forget 2019 if bloodshed continues – CAN

President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Reverend Dr ‘Supo Ayokunle has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to forget re-election in 2019, if the incessant killings by herdsmen, as well as general insecurity in the country is not urgently [...]

April 29, 2018 Government and politics

PDP reports Buhari to Trump

PDP reports Buhari to Trump: The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has reported President Muhammadu Buhari to US President, Donald Trump. Buhari jetted out of the country in an official visit to the United States of America, USA, where he is [...]

April 29, 2018 Government and politics

Melaye’s recall: INEC releases results for verification of voters

The Independent National Electoral Commission Sunday said there was no constitutional basis to proceed with the recall of Senator Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi West) from the Nigerian Senate after the verification of his constituents was marred by low turnout. Only 5.34 [...]

April 29, 2018 Government and politics

Kachikwu endorses joint approval desk for oil industry projects

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) will have a joint approval desk for projects in the oil sector, the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, has said. The Minister, who disclosed [...]

April 29, 2018 Oil & Gas

Mob attack: Security beefed up in Edo Senator’s residence

Apparently reacting to an attack on him at Benin Airport and fears of further attack, Edo State Police have beefed up security at the residence of Senator Matthew Uroghide, who moved a motion of impeachment against President Muhammadu Buhari. Two [...]

April 29, 2018 Government and politics

Japan donates $2.5m to Northeast recovery, stabilisation projects

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative, Edward Kallon has announced a donation of $2.5m (N615m) released by Japan to support ‘early recovery and community stabilisation’ project in the Northeast. The financial support will also enable launching of other [...]

April 29, 2018 Government and politics

East West road designed to fail, says Minister

The Minster for Niger Delta, Pastor Usani Usani, has reiterated the East West Road is designed to fail.He stated this at the weekend in Calabar during the maiden edition of the Pragmatic Leaders Good Governance symposium. Usani said the road, [...]

April 29, 2018 Government and politics

Satguru Mararaj Ji: Aide speaks on death rumours

Ojo Peter, the spokesperson of Satguru Maharaji, has reacted to news of his death. The news of the demise of Maharaj Ji, went viral on the social media on Friday. Ojo, on Saturday in Ibadan, Oyo State, said that the [...]

April 28, 2018 Government and politics

CNPP, PDP, others mourn ex-Oyo Assembly Speaker, Michael Adeyemo

The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP), Oyo State Chapter has described the death of Rt. Hon. Michael Adeyemo, the Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly as a huge and monumental loss. CNPP made this declaration in a [...]

April 28, 2018 Government and politics

Boko Haram: Troops prepare for major operation in Northeast

Boko Haram: Sequel to Nigerian Army’s resolve to ensure that the ongoing Operation Last Hold in the North East achieves the desired result, additional troops and heavy equipment have been earmarked to be deployed. A statement from Texas Chukwu, Brigadier [...]

April 28, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Ekiti 2018: Tinubu reveals what he told APC aspirants after closed-door meeting

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday met behind closed-doors in Lagos with all the party’s aspirants for the Ekiti State governorship election. The meeting was held at the old State House, Marina. It had [...]

April 28, 2018 Government and politics

Ex-Generals, governors, ministers regroup to battle Buhari

Some prominent leaders from the North have assembled to kick President Muhammad Buhari out of office come 2019. The plan, according to elder statesman, Tanka Yakassai, is to produce a more credible and acceptable presidential candidate from the region. Some [...]

April 28, 2018 Government and politics

Army arrests key suspect, Tarshaku

The Nigerian Army has announced the arrest of a key Boko Haram suspect, Aminu Yaminu, aka Tarshaku, who was believed to have led recent killings in Benue State. A statement issued on Friday by the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, [...]

April 28, 2018 Military

Traders displaced as Ile-Epo market is demolished

The popular Ile-Epo Foodstuff Market in Abule-Egba of Agbado Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area, Lagos, was yesterday demolished for the construction of a modern market to be built through Public Private Partnership. On ground to supervise the demolition of the [...]

April 28, 2018 Government and politics

FG raids fake seeds markets nationwide

The Federal Government has begun clampdown on all fake and adulterated seeds markets throughout the country. The step was aimed at protecting farmers whose produce had been negatively impacted by fake and adulterated seeds. Director General of National Agricultural Seeds [...]

April 28, 2018 Agriculture

LASEMA procures equipment to aid emergency response

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, (LASEMA), has procured a Super Metro Elephant equipment with towing and lifting capacity, which brings the number of Light and Heavy Duty equipment procured by the Agency to fifty in the last three years. The new [...]

April 28, 2018 Transportation

Synagogue Church building collapse: Court fixes May 10 for defence

Synagogue Church building collapse: Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo of a Lagos High Court, sitting in Igbosere, has fixed May 10, this year for the Registered Trustees of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) to open defence in an ongoing trial [...]

April 28, 2018 Religion

Social Media Roundup: All new episodes of The Dino Show

This week on social media; the trials of Senator Dino Melaye, Fulani herdsmen kill two catholic priests and their parishioners in Benue and more stories. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

April 27, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Stakeholders of Nigeria’s ICT sector turn up for CloudCover Abuja unveiling

On Tuesday, April 24, CloudCover Distribution, pioneer of virtual SIM technology in Nigeria, brought together stakeholders of the telecommunications sector at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja as it unveiled its flagship 4G/LTE device called the CC1 MiFi. CloudCover is a provider of [...]

April 27, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Lagos-based startup, TradeDepot raises $3 million in first external seed funding

TradeDepot has reportedly received $ 3 million in funding from Partech, a venture capital firm specializing in information and communication technologies, and operating in Europe, Paris, Berlin, as well as San Francisco in the US. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

April 27, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
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