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Daily Archives: June 18, 2018

Nigerian fintech startup, Lidya raises $6.9m Series A to expand across Africa

Nigerian fintech startup, Lidya raises $6.9m Series A to expand across Africa

Lidya, a financial services platform focused on improving access to credit for small businesses, has just announced raising $ 6.9m in Series A funding. This is coming only 14 months after it raised a $ 1.25m seed round in March, 2017. [...]

May 23, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Opportunities Weekly: $6m in grants from Google, Ingressive Capital, School of Africa Microfinance and more

Opportunities Weekly: $6m in grants from Google, Ingressive Capital, School of Africa Microfinance and more

Every Wednesday by 5:00 PM (WAT), we publish a list of opportunities across the globe for African entrepreneurs, individuals, and startups. Don't miss out on anyone. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

May 23, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Facebook now has 26 million active users in Nigeria

Facebook now has 26 million active users in Nigeria

At the launch of NG-HUB yesterday, Emeka Afigbo, Manager, Developer Program at Facebook mentioned that Facebook now has 26 million Nigerian users. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

May 23, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Google pledges $6m in grants for non-profits in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa

Google pledges $6m in grants for non-profits in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa

In the next 6 months, the Google Impact Challenge for Africa will reward 36 non-profits with community impact in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa a total of $ 6m in grants. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

May 23, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Telecom companies disagree with CBN over levy on electronic transactions

Telecom companies disagree with CBN over levy on electronic transactions

In what may seem like a late move, the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) is rejecting the implementation of section 44 of Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, ETC) Act of 2015 (PDF). Section 44 of the act highlighted the establishment of the [...]

May 23, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Syrian national kidnapped in Sokoto released

Abul Nasir, a Syrian national working with Triacta Construction Company who was kidnapped by gunmen on Wednesday has been released. The Sokoto State Police Command confirmed his freedom. The Syrian national was abducted by unknown gunmen six days ago after they killed [...]

May 23, 2018 Government and politics

Nigeria v Atletico Madrid: Diego Simeone speaks on Super Eagles, Messi, World Cup

Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone, has declared that no team would be capable of stopping his countryman and Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Simeone, a former Argentine midfielder, made this known at the Godswill Akpabio [...]

May 23, 2018 Sports

2019: Bisi Akande reveals what crisis will do to APC

Former Interim National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Bisi Akande, has stated that the conduct of parallel congresses will definitely affect the party’s fortunes in the 2019 general elections. Akande said this in Ilorin, Kwara State, [...]

May 23, 2018 Government and politics

Parties react to Ohanaeze’s single term proposal for president, govs

Some political parties in the country, on Tuesday, disagreed with Ohanaez Ndigbo on six-year single term for president and governors. National Chairman of Labour Party, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, in a chat with NAN, said although he did not oppose the clamour [...]

May 23, 2018 Government and politics

Shehu Sani laments poor treatment of Nigeria Police

Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Shehu Sani has lamented the poor treatment of Nigeria Police by government. He said such treatment was responsible for inefficiency among ranks and officers of the Police. Speaking at the hearing of Ad-hoc Committee [...]

May 23, 2018 Government and politics

I’m ready to be probed – Obasanjo replies Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said he is ready for probe over the $16b Power Project. He made this known in a statement by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi while reacting to President Muhammadu Buhari remarks on Tuesday over the failed [...]

May 23, 2018 Government and politics
4 things we learnt from Facebook NG_HUB launch

4 things we learnt from Facebook NG_HUB launch

Facebook in partnership with CcHub yesterday launched NG Hub to collaborate, learn and exchange ideas. Here are four things we learnt from the launch Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

May 23, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

What Buhari told service chiefs, ministers in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday hosted members of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, service chiefs and heads of security agencies to breaking of (Ramadan) fast at the presidential villa, Abuja. Buhari said he decided to start this year’s breaking of [...]

May 23, 2018 Government and politics

Airport cleaner returns $6,000 found in toilet

Airport cleaner returns $6,000 found in toilet: Coming at a time Nigeria’s international image is not too good with the incessant cases of corruption in the country, a cleaner at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos State, Charity [...]

May 23, 2018 Societal issues

Five dead as protesters, security agencies clash in Bayelsa

Five persons were feared dead and scores injured following a clash between security operatives and protesters from the university town of Ammasoma, Southern Ijaw, in Bayelsa State, which is the hometown of former governor, the late Diepreye Alamiyeiseigha. The clash, [...]

May 23, 2018 Societal issues

APC’s congress of crises and threats to party cohesion

Proponents of tenure elongation for the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may have thought ahead of the likely danger the party might encounter in conducting congresses and the challenges of addressing the aftermath, considering [...]

May 23, 2018 Government and politics
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