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African Development Bank to invest $32.5 million in energy projects across Africa

African Development Bank has approved $ 32.5 million for energy project across Africa Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 18, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Wike

Wike: Behind Plot To Remove CJN Onnoghen

Nyesome Wike, Rivers State Governor, has alleged that Rotimi Amaechi, Transportation Minister, was behind plots to remove Walter Onnoghen, embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria. Mr Wike made the claim on Thursday at the campaign rally of the Peoples Democratic Party [...]

January 18, 2019 Government and politics

How Keiwa is including Cote d’Ivoire’s informal sector into the financial system

Keiwa is an application that allows traders in the informal sector of Cote d' Ivoire to manage their accounting independently Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 18, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Ritualists' Shrine

Police Uncover Ritualists’ Shrine In Ekiti

Ekiti State Police Command has uncovered a ritualists shrine in Odo Ekiti a suburb of Ado Ekiti the State Capital. The state’s commissioner of Police, Asuquo Amba, who led a team of his officers and newsmen to the forest location [...]

January 18, 2019 Environmental issues
BEDC

Don’t Renew BEDC License – Oba Of Benin Tells Buhari

The Benin Monarch, Oba Ewuare II, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to renew the license of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) for its inability to provide electricity. Oba Ewuare II appealed to Buhari to support Governor’s Godwin Obaseki’s [...]

January 18, 2019 Power
Okorocha

Okorocha set to be expelled from APC

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, be expelled from the party for engaging in anti-party activities recommended by nine-man Disciplinary Committee of the Imo State All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday The letter from the disciplinary committee, signed by the chairman Matthew [...]

January 18, 2019 Government and politics
Shagari

Buhari’s coup against Shagari, unfortunate – Senators

Senators on Thursday unanimously condemned the 1983 military coup against Shagari led by President Muhammadu Buhari and lamented that the change in government affected Nigeria’s development and unity negatively. They stated this while contributing to a motion sponsored by Senator [...]

January 18, 2019 Military
Ortom

No cattle routes in Benue, Ortom insists

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Thursday stated that there were no cattle routes in his state. Ortom stated that even if there were such routes before, he had removed them from the gazette because the current population of [...]

January 18, 2019 Environmental issues
Oshiomhole

Oshiomhole: Once you join the APC, your sins are forgiven

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, urged members of the opposition party to join the APC so that their sins could be forgiven. He spoke at the APC rally in Benin, the Edo State capital, on [...]

January 18, 2019 Government and politics

For the first time, ever Google increases the price of G Suite

Google is increasing subscription prices for its G Suite collection of apps for the first time ever Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 17, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Ghanaian investigative journalist

Ghanaian investigative journalist dead in Ghana

A Ghanaian investigative journalist who helped expose corruption in African football has been shot dead in the capital Accra, police said Thursday. Ahmed Husein, Ghanaian investigative journalist was part of a team led by award-winning journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, whose [...]

January 17, 2019 Crime

Mastercard makes it easier for cardholders to cancel free trials

Mastercard has announced a new policy that makes it easier for cardholders to cancel free trials Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 17, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How #10YearChallenge got many Nigerian millennials to log into their Facebook accounts

If #10YearChallenge got you to log into your Facebook account after such a long time, you're not alone. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 17, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

HubbonNG wants to streamline Nigeria’s highly segmented and disjointed logistics industry

Barely eight months into the game, HubbonNG is already making considerable headway in streamlining Nigeria's highly segmented and disjointed logistics industry Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 17, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Buhari

Buhari urges media to expose corrupt governors, others

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Nigerian media to expose corrupt governors, local government chairmen and other office holders who embezzle public funds meant to improve the lot of their people. He charged the local governments to come together and [...]

January 17, 2019 Government and politics
Ivory Coast

ICC halts release of Ivory Coast Gbagbo

The International Criminal Court on Wednesday dashed Ivory Coast ex-president Laurent Gbagbo’s hopes of a swift release following his acquittal on charges of crimes against humanity. Trial judges had earlier ordered Gbagbo and his right-hand man Charles Ble Goude to [...]

January 17, 2019 Government and politics

DStv will not allow pay as you view model

Pay TV provider DStv has said it will not allow the pay as you view model for its customers and here is why Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 17, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Buhari will on Saturday visit Jos

Buhari, Tinubu set for Jos for reelection campaign

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Saturday visit Jos in continuation of his reelection campaign. The Deputy Governor Plateau State Sonni Tyoden told reporters in Jos on Wednesday that the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress and Presidential Campaign Council [...]

January 17, 2019 Government and politics
Oshiomhole

Imo APC faction sues Oshiomhole

The Imo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress was plunged into a fresh crisis on Wednesday as a factional chairman of the party in the state Chief Dan Nwafor announced the indefinite suspension of the leader of the APC [...]

January 17, 2019 Government and politics
Boko Haram

Boko Haram insurgency may spread, Bishop warns

The Co-Chairman, Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace, Bishop Sunday Onuoha, has warned that the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East may spread to Bauchi, Gombe, Adamawa and Taraba states. He said this could lead to the displacement of thousands of [...]

January 17, 2019 Boko Haram And Terror
Osinbajo

Osinbajo tells restructuring advocates, Go to court

The vice president Osinbajo was of the view that those agitating for restructuring should walk their talks by approaching the court to seek legal solution to their agitation. Osinbajo, who spoke at the 80th birthday celebration of a former governor [...]

January 17, 2019 Government and politics
Falana

Dangerous precedents are being set in CJN’s trial –Falana

Human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), has expressed concern about the ‘dangerous precedents’ being set in the charges filed against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Water Onnoghen, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal. Falana, while speaking on Tuesday [...]

January 17, 2019 Government and politics

“NCC is sending a wrong signal about the Nigerian telecom industry” — Gbenga Sesan, industry expert

Following questionable revelations by the NCC that Nigeria has attained 30% broadband penetration, digital rights activist and Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, Gbenga Sesan shares why he believes the regulatory body is giving a wrong impression of the country's [...]

January 17, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Facebook is taking strict measures to curb foreign interference in Nigeria’s upcoming elections

In a bid to curb foreign interference during upcoming elections in 2019, Facebook has extended its new political advertising policy — which it originally enforced in the US, UK, Brazil and, later, Ireland and India — to further countries, staring [...]

January 17, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Apply now for a shot at $50,000 in equity investment from MEST Africa Challenge 2019

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has opened applications for the 2019 edition of its MEST Africa Challenge, where the top startup will win $ 50,000 in equity investment Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Facebook wants to invest $300 million in local news globally

Facebook is launching a $ 300 million investment in news programs, partnerships and content over the next 3 years to support local news globally Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

“Microtraction will continue to thrive” – Yele Bademosi

Following a move to Binance as director of Binance Labs, Yele Bademosi tells Techpoint that Microtraction is still on track Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Ghanaian-based health logistics startup, mPharma just closed a $9.7m Series B round

mPharma, a Ghanaian-based startup that streamlines last-mile delivery of prescription drugs in under-served markets, recently raised $ 9.7m in Series B funding. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigerian start-ups can apply to join the UK’s Go Global 2019 programme

Nigerian start-ups using technology to solve local issues, can apply to participate in the United Kingdom's Go Global 2019 programme. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How WellNewMe is working to reduce the incidence of premature deaths in Nigeria

WellNewMe is attempting to reduce the incidence of premature death in Nigeria Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps