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Daily Archives: January 23, 2019

Confirmed: DealDey has shut down operations

In the past month, users have noticed an complained about the inactivity on the DealDey website. We have reliable confirmation that the eCommerce platform has shut down operations in Nigeria. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Kenyan police officers now required to undergo a 6-month compulsory ICT training

The Kenyan government wants all police officers to undergo a compulsory six-month training on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

2019: PDP takes campaign to America without Atiku

Without Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP will next week in Washington, DC, advertise its programmes and share insights on the future of US-Nigeria relations. Taking the centre-stage instead is Atiku’s running mate, Peter Gregory Obi, [...]

January 8, 2019 Government and politics

Naspers shuts down yet another venture in Nigeria

South African multinational internet and media group, Naspers has shut down another of its subsidiaries in Nigeria. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

We’re ready to work for Nigeria, Tinubu assures Buhari

The All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday, assured President Muhammadu Buhari that the party’s campaign council had accepted the assignment given to it by the president and would work for the country. “We accept President Buhari’s [...]

January 8, 2019 Government and politics

Egypt named as host of 2019 AFCON

Egypt will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations between June 15 and July 13, Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad announced in Dakar Tuesday. The CAF executive committee preferred Egypt to South Africa as replacements for original [...]

January 8, 2019 Sports

Leave money on the table with Buhari in the room, you’ll find it when you return —Tinubu

The remains of the five crew members who died in the Nigerian Air Force Mi-35M Helicopter that crashed in combat on January 2 was laid to rest at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja on Tuesday. The helicopter crashed while [...]

January 8, 2019 Boko Haram And Terror

Inadequate market research may be the silent killer of African startups

An example of how a lack of proper market research can be a bane of startups in Africa Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Leave money on the table with Buhari in the room, you’ll find it when you return —Tinubu

The All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s trustworthiness is what distinguishes him as the candidate to beat in the 2019 presidential elections. Tinubu argued that the character of the two presidential candidate [...]

January 8, 2019 Government and politics
Shagari

I never told EFCC to stop Akpabio probe – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has denied insinuations that he asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to stop the probe of a former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio, after the latter joined the All Progressives Congress last year. [...]

January 8, 2019 General

Teleology pulls out of 9mobile barely two months after acquisition

Barely two months after officially acquiring 9mobile, Teleology Holdings Limited is pulling out. Find out why. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

I accept responsibility for service chiefs’ performance – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the performance of the service chiefs may have been disappointing but he will continue to accept responsibility for not changing them. Buhari said this during an interview aired on Arise TV which was monitored by our [...]

January 8, 2019 General

Oyinsan launches a $10 million fund for African tech startups, apply now

Oui Capital is a $ 10 million fund to bridge the funding gap for African early-stage ventures. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
INEC

INEC unveils plot by political parties to compromise 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed purported plans by political parties to compromise the 2019 general elections. The electoral umpire stated that the parties are buying up Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) from voters or inducing them financially to [...]

January 8, 2019 General

RAID ON DAILY TRUST: Rights Watch calls on Buhari to do the needful

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has described security forces’ raid of Daily Trust newspaper’s offices as disturbing and an attempt to stifle media freedom in Nigeria. The group therefore charged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to immediately take steps to curb [...]

January 8, 2019 General
In tears, Shettima tells Buhari, ‘we thought Boko Haram..will become history’ under you

In tears, Shettima tells Buhari, ‘we thought Boko Haram..will become history’ under you

Kashim Shettima, Governor of Borno State, was tears before President Muhammadu Buhari as he spoke about the resurgence of Boko Haram. This happened in Abuja on Monday, as the governor met the president at the Council Chambers of the Presidential [...]

January 8, 2019 General

THE DAILY TRUST SIEGE: NPAN, Guild of Editors, Atiku, Labour condemn action as Army explains self

By Joseph Erunke, Dirisu Yakubu & Henry Ojelu THE Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria, NPAN; Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE; Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar; Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and others, yesterday, condemned the invasion of [...]

January 8, 2019 What the papers say