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Daily Archives: December 17, 2018

Telecom operators call for the regulation of social media services

Telecom operators call for the regulation of social media services

The Association of Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), has called on the government to license and provide regulations for Over-the-Top (OTT) services in the country. OTT services which could be messaging or voice/video calling are services provided over the Internet [...]

May 8, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
 Swahili becomes the first African language to be recognised by Twitter

 Swahili becomes the first African language to be recognised by Twitter

Following a social media movement by Kenyans, Social networking site Twitter no longer identifies Swahili as Indonesian. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

May 8, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Jobs Weekly: Systems Application Developer, IT Security Intern and more

Jobs Weekly: Systems Application Developer, IT Security Intern and more

Below is a compiled list of some available tech job vacancies for you this week. Follow the instructions specified for each role to apply. Systems Application Developer at Imaxinacion Technologies Limited Job type: Full time Location: Victoria Island, Lagos Application deadline: [...]

May 8, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Why Ebonyi State government has banned mobile phones in its state house

Why Ebonyi State government has banned mobile phones in its state house

The Ebonyi State government has banned the use of phones, laptops, iPads, voice recorders and electron magnetic devices in its state house. According to a report in The Daily Trust, the ban means electronic equipments will not be allowed inside the [...]

May 8, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Techpoint is hiring: Business Dev and Sales Reps

Techpoint is hiring: Business Dev and Sales Reps

As part of plans to expand our portfolio of business and clients, Techpoint is looking to add brilliant and self-driven individuals to join our team in the following full-time roles: Business Development Executive You will work from our Lagos office [...]

May 8, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
How GIGM became the most technology-driven bus transportation company in Nigeria

How GIGM became the most technology-driven bus transportation company in Nigeria

God is Good Motors (popularly known as GIGM) has become arguably the most technology-driven bus transportation company in Nigeria. We take a look at its journey to customer-driven innovation over the past decade. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

May 8, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

57-year-old man jailed for trafficking nine children to Sudan

A Federal High Court in Damaturu, Yobe State, has sentenced a 57-year-old man, Shuaibu Salihu, to four years imprisonment for trafficking nine underage children to Sudan. It was learnt that Salihu, a native of Farantama village in the Albasu Local [...]

May 8, 2018 Government and politics

Ekiti APC primary: Oni petitions Oyegun, NWC, seeks direct primary system

Ekiti State governorship aspirant, Chief Segun Oni has petitioned the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and members of the National Working Committee (NWC) on the botched governorship primary election. Oni in his petition said the system [...]

May 8, 2018 Government and politics

Oyo LG election: Ex-SSG, Alli warns of looming anarchy

A former Secretary to the Oyo State Government and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant, Barrister Sarafadeen Abiodun Alli has warned Governor Abiola Ajimobi of the state and the State Independent Electoral Commission, OYSIEC, not to lead the state into [...]

May 8, 2018 Government and politics
4 reasons why Nigerian dating sites fail to scale

4 reasons why Nigerian dating sites fail to scale

Many Nigerian dating sites that sprung up a few years ago have are no longer in business. We examine the reason behind poor scalability of dating websites in Nigeria. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

May 8, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Fashola must account for power sector spending – SERAP

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, a human rights advocacy group, has asked the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, to account for the spending in the power sector following its privatisation. The group, in a statement on [...]

May 8, 2018 Government and politics

Oby Ezekwesili slams Saraki, Dogara over 2018 budget

Former Education minister, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has criticized the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara for revealing that the 2018 budget will be passed this week Hope For Nigeria reports that both [...]

May 8, 2018 Government and politics

Pastor Adegboye reveals God has asked him to replace Buhari

The Senior Pastor at Worksword of God Church, Pastor Gabriel Adegboye, has claimed that God told him President Muhammadu Buhari has only four years to be Nigeria’s leader. The cleric said this while addressing journalists in Ibadan, the Oyo State [...]

May 8, 2018 Government and politics

NSCDC in dilemma as suspect dies in custody

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kogi State is having a herculean task explaining how a suspect died in their custody.The confusion arose on Sunday in Ogaminana, Adavi local government area of Kogi State following the alleged [...]

May 8, 2018 Military

Government to end secret ownership of companies, says Osinbajo

The end is in sight for secret ownership of companies and properties in Nigeria, just as the Federal Government is determined to end grand corruption in the country, the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo has said. The Vice President at [...]

May 8, 2018 Government and politics

Reps chide NNPC, CBN over refinery TAM expenses

The House of Representatives yesterday berated the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) over its inability to shed light on the monies to be expended on the Turn Around Maintenance (TAM) of the nation’s four refineries. Chairman of [...]

May 8, 2018 Economy

President Buhari back in London to see doctor

President Muhammadu Buhari will today begin a four-day trip to the United Kingdom. In the course of a technical stopover for aircraft maintenance in London on his way back from Washington, last week, the president had had a meeting with [...]

May 8, 2018 Health issues