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Daily Archives: October 17, 2018

NERC approves Huawei and 21 other companies to supply prepaid meters

NERC approves Huawei and 21 other companies to supply prepaid meters

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has approved 22 companies to become meter providers. This number was chosen from a pool of interested applicants for the Meter Asset Provider (MAP). According to a ThisDay report, NERC Head of Public Affairs, [...]

May 24, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Ekiti Assembly Deputy Speaker Impeached

Crisis Rocks the Ekiti State House of Assembly As Deputy Speaker Impeached.   Ekiti State House of Assembly Deputy Speaker, Hon. Segun Adewumi has been Impeached.   Shortly after the impeachment which took place during plenary on Thursday, a new [...]

May 24, 2018 Government and politics
Facebook wants to prevent the sharing of non-consensual photos

Facebook wants to prevent the sharing of non-consensual photos

Two days ago, Facebook's Global Head of Safety announced that Facebook wants to help prevent people from sharing intimate pictures of you without your permission. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

May 24, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
You are likely to start paying more for calls, data services

You are likely to start paying more for calls, data services

If you are a telecommunications service subscriber in Nigeria, then you may soon be paying a higher tariff for telephone services such as call and data. This is attributable to the recent move by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) [...]

May 24, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Why brick-and-mortar stores will remain a key channel for eCommerce in Nigeria

Why brick-and-mortar stores will remain a key channel for eCommerce in Nigeria

Prior to the Yudala-Konga marriage that followed the acquisition of the latter by Zinox Group, Yudala maintained the highest number of brick-and-mortar stores in the nation’s eCommerce industry. These physical stores would definitely end up being of great advantage to [...]

May 24, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
CompareIN Ltd wins $150,000 at Venture Clash inaugural competition

CompareIN Ltd wins $150,000 at Venture Clash inaugural competition

The competing startups at Venture Clash event were Solynta Mobile, Sattrak Services Limited, CompareIN Ltd, Kangpe Inc, Advancio Interactive, Amplify, Beeptool Comm. & Integrated Services Limited, Virtual Farm, SBSC. eMed Diaries, Peach Water Consulting, Social Lender and FINT. Read more on Techpoint.ng [...]

May 24, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Opera to acquire controlling stake in Nigerian mobile money platform, PayCom

Opera to acquire controlling stake in Nigerian mobile money platform, PayCom

The company behind the popular Opera browser, Opera Software is about closing an acquisition deal for Telnet Nigeria Limited’s mobile money platform — Paycom. It was reported that Opera Software is set to acquire a controlling stake in Paycom with [...]

May 24, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Africa News Roundup: Naspers leads $50m investment round is US-based startup

Africa News Roundup: Naspers leads $50m investment round is US-based startup

Here are this week’s top news headlines about startups, entrepreneurship, innovation and tech around Africa. What's new with Naspers? South African media group and former Konga investor, Naspers reportedly led a recent $ 50m investment round in US-based home care [...]

May 24, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Kidnappers demand ransom in bitcoin

Kidnappers demand ransom in bitcoin: A criminal gang, which kidnapped a teenage boy on Sunday, is demanding a ransom in bitcoin cryptocurrency of nearly $120,000. Police spokesperson, Leonard Hlathi said Katlego Marite, 13, was dragged into a car while playing [...]

May 24, 2018 Crime

Suspected abductor of 2-year-old girl arrested in Lagos

Elizabeth Ibezim, who allegedly abducted a two-year-old girl in Lagos, has been arrested. The little girl was allegedly stolen while her mother was busy selling yam tubers at Mile 12 Produce Market, Lagos. The Lagos State police spokesman, SP Chike [...]

May 24, 2018 Crime

3 Ebola patients escape quarantine in Congo, 2 found dead

Three patients infected with the deadly Ebola virus escaped from a hospital holding them in a quarantine station in Mbandaka, Congo. Two of the patients got out on Monday but were found dead a day later, Henri Gray, the head [...]

May 24, 2018 Health issues

JOHESU calls on Buhari to sack health minister, Adewole

The rift between members of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) and the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewale have taken another dimension as the Union has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack the Minister. The call came [...]

May 24, 2018 Government and politics

FACT CHECK: How Buhari got it wrong on Nigeria’s oil revenue

Findings have proved Nigeria President, Mumammadu Buhari’s stand on oil revenue wrong. At the peak of a meeting with a delegation of his support group on Tuesday, President Buhari had raised concerns about the utilisation of Nigeria’s oil revenue between [...]

May 24, 2018 Government and politics

FG to hands-off HIV/AIDS control to states

The Federal Government may next year hand over the management of HIV/AIDS to states. The coordinator of the Abia State AIDS Control/Programme, Dr. Rock Hemuka disclosed this yesterday.He spoke at an advocacy meeting on maternal, new born and child health [...]

May 24, 2018 Health issues

FIIRO, Pax herbals sign MoU to boost research

The Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO) has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MoU) with Pax Herbals, to increase research in herbal medicines. The Director, Pax Herbal Clinic and Research Laboratories, Fr. Anselm Adodo disclosed this yesterday in Lagos. [...]

May 24, 2018 Government and politics

Minister dismisses Wike’s murder plot

The Federal Government has dismissed the allegations by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration was planning to kill him.The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, spoke to State House Correspondents yesterday after the [...]

May 24, 2018 Government and politics

Senate makes fresh move to end killings, kidnappings

The Senate rose from a closed-door meeting with the nation’s security chiefs and heads of paramilitary agencies, yesterday, directing them to submit special funding requests within two weeks. Senate President Bukola Saraki, who made the disclosure, said the meeting also [...]

May 24, 2018 Government and politics

Reps accuse BPP of delaying second Niger bridge contract

The House of Representatives Committee on Works yesterday accused the Bureau for Public Procurement (BPP) of delaying the due process of awarding second Niger bridge contract, even as it disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari could not award the project because [...]

May 24, 2018 Government and politics
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