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Obaseki, UN task leaders on aid workers

The Edo State governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has called for global action against attacks on humanitarian workers rendering help to victims of conflicts across the world. Obaseki, who gave this charge, yesterday, in Benin, during commemoration of the World Humanitarian [...]

August 19, 2018 Government and politics

Insecurity scaring motorists Off Abuja -Kaduna highway

Except prompt actions are taken by the Federal Government, the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway may not leave the league of most deadly routes in the country any time soon This is because the spate of attacks and killings on the road has [...]

August 19, 2018 Military

Violence, ballot snatching mar Taraba by-election, Rivers rerun

Mild drama played out, yesterday, in Takum Local Council of Taraba State, as some youths attacked the convoy of Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Alhassan Jumai Aisha. The Guardian observed that voting and accreditations started smoothly at about [...]

August 19, 2018 Government and politics

Ohanaeze asks Ndigbo to caution IPOB

The Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has asked Ndigbo to call the pro-Biafra agitators, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to order over their incessant attacks on the organisation at slightest opportunity. Ohanaeze said it has become common for IPOB [...]

August 19, 2018 Government and politics

Saraki: Disarray in APC over impeachment

The plot by the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to remove Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki may have suffered a set back due to suspicion and distrust among the party leadership and the lawmakers. Apart from lack [...]

August 19, 2018 Government and politics

How ‘Saraki plotted coup, wanted to stay in APC, kill party from within’ – Nabena

The Acting National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Yekini Nabena, has said the Senate President, Bukola Saraki wanted to “play a double game but was caught.” Nabena alleged that Saraki “wanted to remain within the party in [...]

August 18, 2018 Government and politics

Tambuwal under fire over comments on Buhari

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has faulted comments by Sokoto Governor, Aminu Tambuwal against President Muhammadu Buhari. It described such as unfortunate, ill-conceived and a total assault on African cultural values. Chairman and Secretary of the group, Messrs Niyi Akinsiju and Cassidy [...]

August 18, 2018 Government and politics

How ‘Saraki plotted coup, wanted to stay in APC, kill party from within’ – Nabena

The Acting National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Yekini Nabena, has said the Senate President, Bukola Saraki wanted to “play a double game but was caught.” Nabena alleged that Saraki “wanted to remain within the party in [...]

August 18, 2018 Government and politics

Namibian leader slams critics of African leaders

Namibian President Hage Geingob, who is hosting a summit of southern African leaders, on Saturday strongly rejected criticism of Africa by the West saying there was undue pressure on the continent. “People have an attitude about Africa,” Geingob said in [...]

August 18, 2018 Government and politics

Woman refuses flood rescue unless her 25 dogs go too

A woman refused to leave her flooded house in India’s Kerala state without her 25 dogs, a rescuer said Saturday, as the death toll continued to rise. The dogs were found cowering on beds in the flooded house with water [...]

August 18, 2018 Environmental issues

Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies at 80

Former United Nations  Secretary-General and Nobel Laureate Kofi Annan has died after a brief illness, aged 80. “It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations [...]

August 18, 2018 Government and politics

Social Media Round: Overhaul SARS

This week on social media, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo called for the overhaul of SARS, is Duncan Mighty a Nigerian music legend and more stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Techpoint is debuting Pitch Friday in Ghana!!!

A few weeks back, we announced our plans to expand Techpoint's coverage to Africa. The expansion meant all our platforms and events will accommodate startups from every part of the continent. Staying true to this, we will be debuting our [...]

August 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

From Kampala to Nairobi, SafeBoda is taking on East Africa’s public transport challenges

While Boda Bodas are creating alternative avenues for youth employment, the impact of accidents is placing huge strains on the Uganda health budget. SafeBoda is taking on the responsibility to solve this problem. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 16, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Luno wants to be Nigeria’s bitcoin and digital currencies bank

Luno, a digital currencies and exchange platform is consolidating its operations in Nigeria. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 16, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

We may never get an ICT University of Nigeria after all

Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu revealed that the ICT University of Nigeria would commence operations by September 2017. Almost one year after, we have reasons to believe that it may never happen. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 16, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

What we learnt at MTN Nigeria’s new ₦200b loan facility signing

Here's what you should know about the new ₦200 billion loan facility that was provided for MTN Nigeria by local financial institutions. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 16, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Jonathan govt secured release of Chibok girls but didn’t publicise it – Reuben Abati

Reuben Abati, former special adviser on media and publicity to then President Goodluck Jonathan, on Wednesday disclosed that former National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki prevented the immediate past government from publishing the release of some Chibok girls abducted by [...]

August 16, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Abacha’s CSO, Al-Mustapha speaks on running for President

Hamza Al-Mustapha, former Chief Security Officer to the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, says he will join the presidential race if called upon by Nigerians to do so. Al-Mustapha, a retired Major, said this on Wednesday in Kaduna [...]

August 16, 2018 Government and politics

UN reveals what makes Buko Haram sect stronger

The United Nations (UN) has revealed that cash economy is a major factor fuelling the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram and other terrorist groups in the Lake Chad Basin region. This was contained in the 22nd Report of the [...]

August 16, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Microtraction makes third investment in edtech startup, Allpro

The investment announcement is coming less than 24 hours after Allpro was unveiled as one of the pioneering startups to participate in female-focused tech accelerator, GreenHouse Lab. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 16, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

We are tired of incompetent leaders in Nigeria – Ezekwesili cries out

Former minister of education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili has accused political leaders of denying Nigeria the opportunity to grow its socio-economic and political systems. According to her, political elite have failed to implement policies and programmes that ought to have heralded [...]

August 16, 2018 Government and politics

Why Buhari is under pressure to run for second term – Presidency

The Presidency, yesterday, explained why there is pressure from within and outside the country on President Muhammadu Buhari to seek a second term in office. According to the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, [...]

August 16, 2018 Government and politics

How Pastor Iginla’s prophesies on Buhari came to pass

The prophesies of popular Abuja-based Prophet, Bro. Joshua Iginla, of the Champions Royal Assembly, on the gale of defection that rocked the All Progressives Congress, APC, has been confirmed. On April 2, 2017 during a live service in Abuja, the [...]

August 16, 2018 General

Femi Aribisala: Why The PDP Is 10 Times Better Than The APC [MUST READ]

  Femi Aribisala: I have said time and again that I am not a member of the PDP. I am saying it again. I have never been and will never be a member of any political party in Nigeria. I [...]

August 16, 2018 Government and politics

Kaduna assembly declares ex- deputy speaker’s seat, another vacant

Speaker, Kaduna State House of Assembly, Aminu Shagali, yesterday announced that the seat of former Deputy Speaker, John Audu Kwaturu, has been declared vacant. He disclosed that the seat of the member representing Kudan Constituency, Junaid Yakubu was also declared [...]

August 16, 2018 Government and politics

I know nothing about Abacha loot, says Al-Mustapha

The Chief Security Officer (CSO) to the late former Head of State, General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, has denied knowledge of what is being described as “Abacha loot.” Al-Mustapha spoke in Kaduna yesterday at a retreat with the Christian [...]

August 16, 2018 Government and politics

Geographers lament government’s failure to tackle flood disasters

The Association of Nigerian Geographers (ANG) has expressed deep concerns over alleged failure by the federal and state governments to reduce flood disasters in the country. According to the group, the recent climate change challenges and the impacts all over [...]

August 16, 2018 Environmental issues

Gokada is looking to be more than a motorcycle on-demand company

Gokada, the newest entrant into Nigeria's motorcycle hailing space is looking to be more than just an Uber for motorcycles. With an expansive value proposition and vision, hear the company's story. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 15, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Bread shortages hit Sudan

Bread shortages have hit Sudan, with wheat traders blaming a foreign currency crisis for shortages of the staple that have left people queuing for hours outside bakeries. Sudan’s economy has been struggling since the south seceded in 2011, taking with [...]

August 15, 2018 Health issues
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