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Daily Archives: December 17, 2018

Mines secures $13m to expand its digital credit platform within and outside Africa

Mines, a credit-as-a-service digital platform focused on emerging markets has announced closing a Series A funding round of $ 13 million led by The Rise Fund, a global fund managed by TPG Growth. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 10, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: Masked men at the National Assembly

This week on social media, Officers of the DSS barricade the entrance of the National Assembly Complex, Krispy Kreme in Victoria Island shut down and more stories Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 10, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Akwa Ibom govt speaks on ‘renaming’ Godswill Akpabio Stadium

The Akwa Ibom State Government has denied renaming the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium following the defection of former governor Akpabio from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). This was contained in a statement by the [...]

August 10, 2018 Government and politics

Plateau 2019: Jang declares his senatorial seat ‘vacant, says he won’t run again’

The immediate past governor of Plateau State, Senator Jonah Jang, has reportedly said that he would not be re-contesting for the Plateau North Senatorial District seat in 2019. The former governor, currently representing Plateau North, was reported as disclosing this [...]

August 10, 2018 Government and politics

Police arrest ATM fraud syndicate, recover 30 ATM cards in Enugu

The Police Command in Enugu State has arrested a three-man Automated Teller Machine (ATM) fraud syndicate operating within Enugu city. In a statement on Friday in Enugu, the command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said the police operatives recovered 30 ATM [...]

August 10, 2018 Crime

10 feared dead in bank robbery in Edo

No fewer than 10 persons were killed following a robbery attack at two banks in Igarra, Akoko Edo Local Government Area of Edo, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The incident occurred at about 5 p.m. when the robbers [...]

August 10, 2018 Incidents

Saraki replies APC over allegations of incompetence

President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has described as baseless accusation by All Progressives Congress(APC) that he was the worst president the National Assembly had produced in the country. Saraki said in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media, [...]

August 10, 2018 Government and politics

‘It is unfair to say Buhari is undefeatable’

Do you think President Muhammadu Buhari deserves a second term in office? Absolutely. What Americans call backlash, is setting in. Those to him are already helping him to win namely, (Olusegun) Obasanjo, (Ibrahim) Babangida and (Theophilus) Danjuma. If not Buhari, [...]

August 10, 2018 Government and politics

Man collapses in middle of the road at Oshodi

Commuters plying the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway yesterday witnessed an unusual sight, which slowed down movement of vehicles on the busy highway during the peak period of 6:00p.m and 7:30p.m. when an unidentified man suddenly collapsed in front of Nigeria Army Shopping [...]

August 10, 2018 Government and politics

EFCC raids house, arrests former DSS boss Ekpeyong

A former director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), Ita Ekpeyong has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The action came barely 24 hours after Acting President Yemi Osinbajo sacked the agency’s former boss, Lawal [...]

August 10, 2018 Government and politics

8 Nigerian founders that have moved on from the startup you associate them with

Over the years, a considerable number of young internet entrepreneurs have moved on from startups they founded and we once associated them with. Here are eight of them which recently came under our radar. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 10, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

EU flays blockage of National Assembly, wants security forces to be neutral

The European Union delegation to Nigeria and West Africa has condemned the recent blockage of the National Assembly by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS). Press Officer of the EU delegation in Nigeria, Modestus Chukwulaka, disclosed this in [...]

August 10, 2018 Government and politics

Let us celebrate our hero- Imam Abdullahi Abubakar of Barkin Ladi

Imam Abdullahi Abubakar of Barkin Ladi …Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain [...]

August 10, 2018 Government and politics