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Imo, Zamfara APC candidates missing from INEC guber lists

Unless there are fresh developments such as judicial interventions, the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not field gubernatorial candidates in Imo and Zamfara states next year. The name of the party was missing from the shortlists of political parties’ gubernatorial [...]

November 10, 2018 Government and politics

Dangote Group’s revenue’ll hit $30bn by 2020 ― Dangote

The President, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has said the revenue of his group of companies will hit $30bn by 2020, The Cable reported on Thursday. The multibillionaire, while speaking at the Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa, noted that the progress [...]

November 9, 2018 Economy

Techpoint Innovation Tour 2018 Days 4 and 5: Great Ife!

Highlight of activities that the team engaged in on days 4 and 5 of the Techpoint Innovation Tour 2018 Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 9, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Outrage over FG’s claim of spending N3.5m monthly to feed El-Zakzaky

Nigerians have berated the Federal Government over its claim of spending N3.5m monthly to feed the detained leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim el-Zakzaky. They called on the Federal Government to obey the court order granting the Islamic [...]

November 9, 2018 Government and politics

Adams Oshiomhole to face further DSS questioning

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, is expected to return to the Department of State Services for further interrogation anytime he returns to the country, The PUNCH learnt on Thursday. It was also gathered that [...]

November 9, 2018 Government and politics

Senate seeks early submission of 2019 budget

Senate Committee on Special Duties has called for early preparation and submission of the 2019 budget by the Federal Government to enable the National Assembly commence work on it without further delay. The chairman, Sen. Abdul’Aziz Nyako, made the call [...]

November 9, 2018 Government and politics

Court nullifies appointment of 77 district heads in Kaduna

A high Court in Zaria, Kaduna State, has nullified the appointment by Governor Nasir El-Rufai of 77 district heads in the state. The court ordered the former district heads sacked by the governor to go back to their respective districts, [...]

November 9, 2018 Government and politics

FG invests N72 billion in distribution of 2000MW, others

Although, there are about 645 million people without electricity in Africa, with about 90 million Nigerians affected, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said the Federal Government is doing everything possible to reverse the trend in [...]

November 9, 2018 Power

PDP charges INTERPOL, NIA to track down Oshiomhole

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged the International Police (INTERPOL) and the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) to immediately track down All Progressives Congress National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole. His flight out of the country amid an investigation is suspect [...]

November 9, 2018 Government and politics

Oshiomhole’s tango with DSS worsens APC crisis

APC crisis: The Department of State Services, DSS, has reportedly been dragged into the crisis in the All Progressives Congress, APC, leading to a stand-off between chairman of the party,Adams Oshiomhole, and the security agency. The development has also worsened [...]

November 8, 2018 Government and politics

Passenger slumps, dies at Lagos airport

Passenger slumps, dies at Lagos airport A  passenger scheduled to travel out of the country on Wednesday morning slumped and died at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. Eyewitnesses said the deceased, identified as Ademola Adeleke, had yet to check in [...]

November 8, 2018 Incidents

Techpoint and Techstars to host African developers in Berlin for a meet and greet

Techpoint Africa, in partnership with Techstars, will be hosting a meet and greet evening for African developers, designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs, who work and reside in Berlin or any nearby city Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 8, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Minimum wage: Labour reacts as FG denies approving N30,000

The Federal Government said on Wednesday the N30,000 minimum wage proposal contained in the report of the tripartite committee set up by the Federal Government was still a recommendation and had not been approved. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji [...]

November 8, 2018 Government and politics

Atiku charges Buhari to implement N30, 000 minimum wage

Standard-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to be faithful to Nigerian workers by paying the agreed N30, 000 new minimum wage. Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation made the call in a statement in [...]

November 8, 2018 Economy

APC silent on bribery allegation against Oshiomhole

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday kept sealed lips on the claim that operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) quizzed its chairman, Adams Oshiomhole for allegedly collecting bribe from chieftains of the party during the recently held [...]

November 8, 2018 Government and politics

South East governors, Senate reject police claim on Ekweremadu

Governors of the South east states have condemned the “attempted assassination” of the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and rejected what they described as the hasty conclusion by the police that it was a case of burglary. They demanded a [...]

November 8, 2018 Government and politics

Gunmen attack Catholic priests, kidnap four in Delta

Unidentified gunmen yesterday kidnapped four Catholic priests, wounding others in a brazen broad day attack that has sent shivers down the spine of the survivors who were lucky to escape. The abducted priests include Rev. Fr. Victor Adigboluja of Ijebu [...]

November 8, 2018 Military

Senate probes alleged fund diversion for Buhari’s re-election

The Senate yesterday ordered an investigation into an alleged use of the Federal Government’s special intervention project funds for President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election. In a motion yesterday, Senate Minority Leader Biodun Olujimi claimed that the funds had become “politicised” as [...]

November 8, 2018 Government and politics

Here’s the technology the Nigerian government uses to combat disaster outbreaks

There is a paradigm shift in crisis management from mere response — or reactionary measures — to prevention, and Nigeria through the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) ironically is in on this. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 7, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

What makes the Igbo Apprenticeship model tick and critical considerations before taking it mainstream

Guest contributor, Chinedu Okoro shares some insights into the acclaimed Igbo Apprenticeship model and considerations for seamless integration with contemporary business practices Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 7, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
NHIS has been an abysmal failure – Usman Yusuf

NHIS has been an abysmal failure – Usman Yusuf

The suspended Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Usman Yusuf, has said that corruption is fighting back just as he said that NHIS has been an abysmal failure. He said that if NHIS was a business they [...]

November 7, 2018 What the papers say

Police nab cleric, nurse over missing placenta in Kwara

ILORIN—Officers of Kwara State Police Command are still battling to recover the placenta of a newborn baby allegedly sold to a cleric in Ilorin for ritual purposes by a nurse in a private hospital. At press time, Vanguard reliably gathered [...]

November 7, 2018 Military

Techpoint Innovation Tour 2018 Day 3: A day at FUTA

On the third day on the Techpoint Innovation Tour, the crew spent the most part of the day at the Federal University of Technology Akure, before preparing for an evening meetup at Premier Hub. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 7, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps


It is the first time I am seeing Oba of Benin going out to receive a visitor. Visitors come to Oba of Benin and not otherwise. Prince Charles of England is not in anyway comparable to the Oba of Benin [...]

November 7, 2018 Government and politics

Nigerian Army can’t face us if we have arms— Shi’ites

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, has said the Army cannot face its members, who are Shi’ites, if they had weapons. Making the claim, Monday, at a briefing on the recent clash between soldiers and its members in Abuja, Abdullahi [...]

November 7, 2018 Military

EFCC removes Benedict Peters’ name from wanted persons list

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has removed Mr. Benedict Peters’ name from the wanted persons’ list published on the official website of the commission. The delisting of the Executive Vice Chairman of AITEO Group, came about seven months [...]

November 7, 2018 Military

‘Plastics may outweigh fishes in ocean by 2050’

Unless the shipping companies and crew comply fully with rules on reducing marine plastic litter from vessels, the quantity of plastics in the oceans will outweigh fishes by 2050. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO), said it had received warnings from [...]

November 7, 2018 Environmental issues

Opposition kicks as gunmen attack Ekweremadu’s home

Gunmen attack Ekweremadu’s home: The coalition of opposition political parties has raised the alarm over an alleged plan to kill some of its key leaders. The group said this while condemning the alleged assassination attempt on the Deputy President of [...]

November 7, 2018 Government and politics

Nnamdi Kanu threatens to expose Buhari

The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has threatened to reveal a deep secret about President Muhammadu Buhari. IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, stated this in a press statement made available to newsmen on [...]

November 7, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

I’m committed to giving Nigeria new minimum wage soon – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said he was committed to ensuring that the nation’s workers get a new minimum wage as soon as possible. Buhari made the promise at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, shortly after receiving the report of the [...]

November 7, 2018 Government and politics