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Daily Archives: September 22, 2018

Paga raises $10m Series B2, finally going global

Nigerian fintech company, Paga recently announced a new $ 10 million Series B funding led by the Global Innovation Fund Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 6, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

8 months after import tariff hike, Nigeria’s renewable energy situation is not looking up

Eight months and hundreds of protests after the Nigerian Customs Services(NCS) increased import tariff on solar panels, nothing is changing. And this may adversely affect the renewable energy industry. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 6, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

How NALA is easing access to financial services for Tanzanians

NALA is allowing Tanzanians access financial services through a mobile application that requires no Internet connection. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 6, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

2019: Ararume, Izunaso set to dump APC

Indications have emerged that leading governorship aspirant in Imo State, Senator Ifeanyi Ararume, and immediate-past national organising secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Osita Izunaso, are set to dump the ruling party for the All Progressives Grand Alliance, [...]

September 6, 2018 Government and politics

Presidency speaks on Buhari supporting herdsmen

The Presidency on Wednesday, dismissed as wicked and unfounded the conclusion by a media house that President Muhammadu Buhari is sympathetic to the activities of killer herdsmen. In the editorial in question, the newspaper had accused the President of being [...]

September 6, 2018 Government and politics

FG moves to end cholera outbreaks in 2023

The Federal Government is putting in place measures to end cholera outbreaks nationwide in the next five years. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, dropped the hint yesterday while briefing State House Correspondents at the end of weekly Federal [...]

September 6, 2018 Health issues

Kachikwu joins others to address energy infrastructure deficiency

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, will join other speakers to address energy infrastructure deficiency in Sub-Sahara Africa at the Africa oil and gas summit scheduled to hold next month in Nairobi, Kenya. Convener of the summit, [...]

September 6, 2018 Technology

El-Rufai assures creative industry of continued support

Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has reiterated his administration’s support for the creative industry. He also said his government is committed to creating a veritable platform for art and culture development in the country. El-Rufai said this yesterday at [...]

September 6, 2018 Government and politics

Islamic scholar, Ahmed, restates Boko Haram members are not Muslims

An Islamic scholar, Prof. Adam Okene Ahmed, has said that Boko Haram group, popularly known as Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Liddaawati Wal-jihad, does not represent the orthodox and mainstream Muslim and the religion of Islam. Ahmed, who spoke at the seventh [...]

September 6, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Niger seeks N15b to clear 10-years pension arrears

The Niger government needs N15.2 billion to settle entitlements of civil servants who retired from service eight to 10 years ago. Director General of the State Pension Board, Alhaji Usman Muhammad, made the disclosure while addressing reporters in Minna yesterday. [...]

September 6, 2018 Employment

Ajaokuta Steel, foreigners owe power sector N12.2 billion

The Ajaokuta Steel Company and other international customers owe the power sector N12.2b, according to the 2018 first quarter report of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Corporation (NERC). NERC disclosed yesterday that in the period under review, invoices issued to foreign [...]

September 6, 2018 Power

Buhari seeks China’s support for Mambilla power project

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday asked for the support of the Chinese government towards the completion of the Mambilla Power Project in Taraba State. He made the request during the signing of an agreement with President Xi Jinping on the sidelines [...]

September 6, 2018 Power
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