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Monthly Archives: November 2018

Crop2cash emerge winners of FCMB-Wennovation Agritech Demo Day

A summary of what went down at the First City Monument Bank (FCMB) and Wennovation Hub  Agritech Demo Day. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 31, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: Everybody’s favourite youth corper

This week on social media; popular Nigerian artist Davido is now a youth corper, British Prime Minister Theresa May visits Africa and more stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 31, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Why the 5G rush in Africa is an insincere telco gimmick

Over the last months, telcos all around are buzzing with the 5G fever. Africa is not left out of this craze, but as shallow as the whole affair is, here is why it is particularly unacceptable in the continent. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 31, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

UPDATED: 2019: Saraki declares for president, discloses plans for Nigeria

The President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Thursday declared to run for the office of the President of Nigeria. This came about 24 hours after his Senate colleague, Rabiu Kwankwaso, also declared to run for the same office [...]

August 31, 2018 Government and politics

BREAKING: Hajj 2018: Three Nigerian pilgrims die in road accident

An accident involving pilgrims to this year’s Hajj has claimed the lives of three Nigerian pilgrims. The head of Nigeria’s medical team, Ibrahim Kana, who confirmed the development said the accident occurred Friday morning along Madinah to Makkah highway. “We [...]

August 31, 2018 Religion

Oyo declares today work-free day for PVCs’ collection

Oyo declares today work-free day for PVCs’ collection: Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has declared today public holiday to enable people to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), or make fresh registration. He gave the directive yesterday in a statement [...]

August 31, 2018 Government and politics

Akwa Ibom government denies alleged N184m marine terminal fraud

Akwa Ibom State government has described as untrue and unfounded report by Managing Director, Rock Marine Services Limited, Mr. Essien Elijah, that officials of the state government obtained N184,235,450.89 under false pretence of concessioning the marine terminal at Oron. In [...]

August 31, 2018 Government and politics

U.S. reaffirms faith in free, credible election in Osun

The United States of America (U.S.A) has reaffirmed its belief in the success of upcoming governorship election, and the democratic project in Nigeria especially election in Osun. The country’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Syningto, spoke yesterday when he visited the [...]

August 31, 2018 General

IGP, political stakeholders promise peaceful poll in Osun

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, and political stakeholders in the state have promised a conducive atmosphere for peaceful poll. Idris spoke yesterday in Osogbo, the state capital, at a one-day seminar he organised for stakeholders in the [...]

August 31, 2018 Government and politics

SDP ‘ll check challenges in health sector, says Omisore

Standard-bearer of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Senator Iyiola Omisore, has pledged to revive the health sector, if elected. He gave the promise in a chat with journalists in Osogbo, shortly after a debate organised by the national body of [...]

August 31, 2018 Health issues

Prevailing insecurity worse than civil war, Atiku declares

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has said the prevailing insecurity is worse than the three-year civil war the country experienced between 1967 and 1970. Addressing newsmen yesterday in Minna during his endorsement tour of Niger State, he maintained that Nigerian [...]

August 31, 2018 Government and politics

Oyo declares today work-free day for PVCs’ collection

Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has declared today public holiday to enable people to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), or make fresh registration. He gave the directive yesterday in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. [...]

August 31, 2018 General

Saraki declares bid for Aso Rock as Buhari mocks defectors

Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday formally declared his decision to contest the 2019 presidential election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He made the declaration during a dialogue with youths and young aspirants convened by the Not [...]

August 31, 2018 Government and politics

RecyclePoints and 2 other startups from Africa shine at the 2018 Zambezi Prize

At the just concluded 2018 Zambezi Prize held in Nairobi, Kenya, three startups from the financial tech landscape in Africa were awarded financial rewards due to challenges they are solving within the space. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 30, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

2 years after Mark Zuckerberg came to Nigeria …

Today, August 30, 2018 marks exactly 2 years since Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg visited Nigeria. Following his visit in 2016, here are the initiatives Facebook has launched to help solve some challenges faced by Nigerian businesses. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 30, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

BudgIT has appointed Gabriel Okeowo as its new CEO

BudgIT GM Operations, Gabriel Okeowo has been appointed new CEO, in place of Oluseun Onigbinde who has enrolled into the Obama Foundation Scholars Programme at Columbia University, New York. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 30, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Why Paystack, Flutterwave stopped issuing PoS machines

A few months ago, two of the most prominent fintech startups in Nigeria, Flutterwave and Paystack began issuing Point of Sale (PoS) machines to their merchants. However, a couple of weeks ago, they suddenly stopped. We did some digging to [...]

August 30, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria restates call for total elimination of nuclear weapons

Nigeria has restated its calls for the total elimination of nuclear weapons to engender a peaceful and secured world. Audu Kadiri, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Offices in Geneva and Other International Organisations, stated this in Gemeva at [...]

August 30, 2018 Government and politics

Theresa May speaks on experience in Lagos, Nigeria

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, says she had an excellent time in Nigeria and hopes to see increased trade and investment between Nigeria and the UK. She spoke with journalists at the Presidential Wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja [...]

August 30, 2018 International

UN chief thanks Obasanjo for smooth transition in Liberia

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed gratitude to former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, for his mediation role in ensuring smooth political transition in Liberia. Mr Guterres made the remarks in his speech to the Security Council’s debate on the ‘Maintenance [...]

August 30, 2018 International

Video: How British Prime Minister Theresa May was received in Lagos

British Prime Minister Theresa May was received at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, accompanied by his deputy, among other state officials. Upon her arrival aboard a Royal Air Force aircraft, Ms May and Mr [...]

August 30, 2018 Government and politics

Nigeria must account for victims of enforced disappearances – Amnesty Intl

The Nigerian authorities must immediately release thousands of people who have been subjected to enforced disappearance and held in secret detention facilities across the country without charge or trial, Amnesty International said Thursday. The day marks International Day of the [...]

August 30, 2018 Government and politics

Fresh Crisis rocks NHIS; Governing Council rejects budget, accuses management of ‘padding’

Anxiety is growing at the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) following the rejection of the 2018 budget of the agency by its Governing Council over alleged improprieties. The scheme’s Governing Council is empowered by law to review and approve the [...]

August 30, 2018 Military

‘How Buhari lost control of northern votes’

As campaigns for next year’s election gather momentum, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, has explained how the incumbent, President Muhammadu Buhari, failed to meet the expectations of northern electorate, insisting that he can no longer [...]

August 30, 2018 Government and politics

First batch of Lagos pilgrims returns

The first batch of Lagos State Muslim pilgrims to 2018 Hajj landed safely at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, yesterday at 6.50a.m. Amirul Hajj and the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr. AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef, said the pilgrims on board MedView [...]

August 30, 2018 Religion

Cross River government, lawmakers disagree over changes in 2018 budget for MDAs

The Cross River State government and the House of Assembly are heading for collusion following alleged alteration of the state’s 2018 budget of some ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) without recourse to the lawmakers. Chairman, Commercial Transport Regulatory Agency (CTRA), [...]

August 30, 2018 Government and politics

Suspected gunmen slay eight in Plateau, two relatives in Ondo by NSCDC officer

It was a tragedy in Abonong Village in Foron District of Barkin Ladi Local Council of Plateau State when suspected gunmen on Tuesday burnt to death a pastor of Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN), Rev. Adamu Gyang Wurim; his [...]

August 30, 2018 Military

2019: Ojukwu joins senatorial race

Ojukwu joins senatorial race: Bianca, former Nigerian Ambassador to Spain and widow of late Igbo leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, yesterday formally declared her interest to contest for the Anambra South Senatorial seat. She made the declaration in Ekwulobia in [...]

August 29, 2018 Government and politics

German Chancellor Merkel to visit Nigeria Thursday, reveals agenda

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel will visit Nigeria on Thursday and Ghana on Friday. She left her country for Senegal on Wednesday on a first leg of a three-day trip to Africa for talks on containing illegal migration. According to DPA, [...]

August 29, 2018 Government and politics

How I washed dead bodies for 10 years – Gov. Ajimobi

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has said that he washed dead bodies as a youth to pay his tuition fees while schooling abroad. Ajimobi said this yesterday at a South-West Youths Regional Summit in Osogbo. The Governor, while urging [...]

August 29, 2018 Government and politics
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