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Computer Village president affirms the market’s stance on impending relocation

The market leader of Computer Village talks about the proposed relocation by the Lagos State Government and what the future holds for the market Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Be part of the largest startup event in West Africa — Techpoint Build 2019

Now in its second iteration, Techpoint Build 2019 (West African edition) will feature a startup pitch competition, training sessions for startups/SMEs and aspiring developers, thought-provoking panels sessions and a lots more. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

‘I’m contesting as Osun governor to prove women are better managers’

Mrs Mercy Ayodele is the candidate of the Restoration Party of Nigeria (RPN) in the September 22 governorship election in Osun State. In this interview with BISI OLADELE, she describes politics as “very hectic and deep,” but said it should not [...]

September 15, 2018 Government and politics

Maku warns politicians against divisive tendencies

Mr. Labaran Maku, the National Secretary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has warned politicians against creating division among Christians and Muslims in Nasarawa. Maku, a former Minister of Information and governorship aspirant of APGA in the state, gave [...]

September 15, 2018 Government and politics

Lagos is now one party state, says Salvador

The former Lagos State chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Moshood Salvador on Saturday said the state has become a one party state, following his defection with  thousands of PDP members to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Addressing party [...]

September 15, 2018 Government and politics

Why Buhari must be re-elected – Borno APC aspirant

Why Buhari must be re-elected: The re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 Presidential election would ensure the permanent return of peace to Borno State and the North East region, a governorship aspirant under the platform of All Progressives [...]

September 15, 2018 Government and politics

Finance Minister Adeosun resigns

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun yesterday resigned her appointment over allegation of forged NYSC exemption certificate. An investigation panel set up by President Muhammadu Buhari found the certificate which the minister submitted for screening to be fake. Adeosun [...]

September 15, 2018 Government and politics

Nigerians Reacts To EFCC Freezing Davido’s Account

As the 2019 general elections are fast approaching, politicians who are vying for office have become subject to the Economic Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s scrutiny. The EFCC is charged with the responsibility of investigating financial crimes such as advance fee fraud [...]

September 15, 2018 Government and politics

David Mark visits IBB in Minna

Sen.David Mark , has arrived Minna, capital of Niger State to hold a private meeting with the former military President Ibrahim Babangida. The meeting lasted for two hours at the Hilltop residence of the former military ruler. NAN reports that [...]

September 15, 2018 Government and politics

How I got my NYSC exemption certificate – Adeosun

Nigeria’s immediate past finance minister Kemi Adeosun has explained how she got a National Youth Service Corps exemption certificate believed to be fake. Adeosun resigned her appointment on Friday, 69 days after Premium Times published a report that her NYSC [...]

September 15, 2018 Government and politics

Rwandan opposition leader freed from jail

Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire was unexpectedly freed from jail on Saturday after President Paul Kagame granted her early release, alongside more than 2,000 other prisoners. “I thank the president who gave me this liberation,” Ingabire said as she left [...]

September 15, 2018 Africa

PDP calls for immediate arrest, prosecution of Adeosun

Nigeria opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), has called for the immediate arrest and prosecution of the former minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun. Adeosun resigned her appointment on Friday, 69 days after Premium Times published a report that her National [...]

September 15, 2018 Government and politics

Social Media Roundup: A Covenant University scandal

This week on social media; scandal in Covenant University, Kofi Annan laid to rest and more stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 14, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Kenyatta defies parliament, rejects bill delaying unpopular fuel tax

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya defied parliament by rejecting a finance bill that sought to postpone a widely unpopular tax on fuel that has triggered strikes and public anger. Parliament will hold a special sitting on the bill on Tuesday [...]

September 14, 2018 Africa

Police commence investigation 3 weeks after murder of student in Sokoto

Three weeks after the alleged murder of a student, Abdullahi Abbati, the Police Command in Sokoto State said it would fully investigate the case and bring those responsible to justice. The family of the deceased had complained that the police [...]

September 14, 2018 Military

ABUAD’s 43 pioneer doctors inducted

The Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) yesterday inducted its 43 pioneer medical graduates. The university’s Best Graduating Student, Azom Esther Adaobi, was the cynosure of all eyes as she received a brand new MG3 automobile valued at N5.7 million, courtesy [...]

September 14, 2018 Health issues

Air Peace orders 10 737 MAX planes from Boeing

Air Peace has signed an agreement with  Boeing Corporation for the acquisition of 10 brand new 737 MAX 8 aircraft, making history as the first airline in West Africa to add the equipment to its fleet. Air Peace operates Boeing [...]

September 14, 2018 Transportation

Government reads riot act over electoral violence

The Federal Government has warned against violence and thuggery before, during and after the 2019 general elections. Minister of interior  Abdulrahman Dambazau, said the government would not accept any untoward activities capable of causing chaos in the land from politicians and [...]

September 14, 2018 Government and politics

Yusuf Magaji Bichi: Duke, Omokri attack Buhari over appointment of new DSS DG

Former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke and Reno Omokri, an erstwhile aide to immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan, has reacted to the appointment of Yusuf Magaji Bichi as substantive Director-General of the Department of State Security, DSS by [...]

September 14, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari appoints new DSS boss

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday appointed Yusuf Magaji Bichi as the new Director-General of the Department of State Services. The appointment will take effect on Friday, September 14, 2018. The appointee is a core Secret Service operative. This came [...]

September 14, 2018 Government and politics

Leti Arts wants to ignite the African games industry revolution from Ghana

Leti Arts, an almost decade-old gaming development company based in Ghana, is pioneering a unique approach to interactive gaming for the whole of Sub-Saharan Africa. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 13, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

3 months after its inauguration, the Presidential Advisory Group on Technology and Creativity seems to be stalling

June 11th, 2018 made it exactly 3 months since Vice President Yemi Osinbajo inaugurated the 50-man Presidential Advisory Group on Technology and Creativity. According to multiple sources within the group, not much has happened since then. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 13, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

What Alipay’s move to Africa could mean for African fintech startups

Arguably one of the biggest online and mobile payment platforms in the world, Chinese-based Alipay recently revealed plans to expand into Africa. Here are the possible effects the move could have on local fintech startups. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 12, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

UN blasts Nigeria for human trafficking

The United Nations on Monday criticised Nigeria for failing to tackle human trafficking, after a human rights mission looked at efforts to stamp out the organised trade in people. “What is being done is not enough,” the world body’s special [...]

September 11, 2018 Societal issues

2019: We don’t need your trust, Nigerians believe in us – INEC blasts PDP govs

The National Electoral Commission, INEC, has fired back at Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for passing vote of no confidence on it ahead of the 2019 general elections. The governors alleged that the commission [...]

September 11, 2018 Government and politics

The Ooni of Ife’s $1.4 billion incubation hub is probably never happening

2 years after it was announced, there are strong indications that the proposed $ 1.4 billion incubation hub in Ile-Ife, Osun, Nigeria will never be actualised. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 11, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Oil reserve crisis looms over delay of blocks

Oil reserve crisis looms: The delay in the award of new oil blocks and uncertainties over existing marginal oilfields are upsetting industry players, amid a warning that the country’s economic development could be jeopardised. Nigeria is projected to witness a [...]

September 11, 2018 Oil & Gas

Why Paga’s technology is built and managed in Ethiopia

Since Nigerian mobile payments company, Paga was founded in 2009, its technology has been managed and supported in Ethiopia. We reached out to Paga to find out why, here's what they had to say. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 11, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Rainstorm kills three, destroys 880 houses in Katsina

No fewer than three persons have been confirmed dead and six others injured following a rainstorm at Maibare in Baure Local Council of Katsina State. The incident, which occurred at the weekend, destroyed over 700 homes in Maibare, while farmers [...]

September 11, 2018 Environmental issues

Gaidam signs bill against rape, homosexuality

Yobe State governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, yesterday signed into law the State Penal Code Amendment Law 2018, which prescribed punishment for rape, kidnapping and unnatural offences, which were becoming rampant in the state and other parts of the country. “Our administration [...]

September 11, 2018 Government and politics