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Buhari congratulates Fayemi, governor-elect of Ekiti

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Dr Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on his victory in Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti state. The president, in a message by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, [...]

July 15, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari departs for the Netherlands

President Muhammadu Buhari today departs for The Netherlands to participate in activities in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), at The Hague. Buhari is the only world leader invited [...]

July 15, 2018 Government and politics

How Brazilian Architecture Redefined Lagos History And Heritage

Following the slave abolition passed on the 25th of March, 1807, there was a wave of liberated Africans returning home that lasted over five decades. Armed with knowledge and technology from former slave ports—Brazil, the Caribbeans and the West Indies—these [...]

July 15, 2018 History

INEC declares Fayemi winner of Ekiti governorship poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the Ekiti governorship election Kayode Fayemi as the winner of the election. Fayemi won in 12 local government areas in the state, polling a total [...]

July 15, 2018 Government and politics

I forgive you, Obasanjo tells PDP

Three years after he dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former President Olusegun Obasanjo, was yesterday offered apologies for what the party leaders described as “bad conduct and mistreatment of him.” Obasanjo, who was then PDP’s Board of Trustee (BOT) [...]

July 15, 2018 Government and politics

Schools, churches, residents under threat as erosion, flood ravage Nsukka

“Nsukka is under serious threat. Schools, churches, homes, shop owners are counting their loses. Deaths have become a recurring decimal,” residents cry out as flood wrecks fresh havoc in the University town. The latest victims included a University graduate and [...]

July 14, 2018 Environmental issues

2019 election: PDP leaders to meet Obasanjo

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is to meet with former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta on Saturday ahead of the 2019 polls.   National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, made this known in [...]

July 14, 2018 Government and politics

Ekiti guber: I disarm Buhari – Fayose says as he prays for Eleka [VIDEO]

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has told the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Kolapo Eleka Olusola that he will be declared winner by Saturday night.   Fayose stated this in a new video, where he could be seen clutching [...]

July 14, 2018 Government and politics

2018 Ekiti Live Election Updates, Results, Situation Reports

Today, July 14, 2018, the electorates in Ekiti, the Fountain of Knowledge would march to polling booths across the state to elect a new governor of the state. The eventual winner of today’s contest will take over from Peter Ayodele [...]

July 14, 2018 Government and politics

INEC to release timetable for bye-elections in Kastina, Bauchi, Cross River next week

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will release timetable and schedule of activities to fill the existing vacancies in the Bauchl South and Katsina North Senatorial Districts by next week. The commission disclosed this in a statement issued [...]

July 14, 2018 Government and politics

Presidency refutes reports on Buhari’s meeting with Bakare, Adeosun

Contrary to speculations that has been making the rounds early in the day, the Presidency yesterday night dismissed insinuations that Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Latter Rain Assembly and the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun met together with President Muhammadu [...]

July 14, 2018 Government and politics

EFCC denies allegation of staff salary diversion against Magu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied report that the leadership of the Commission diverted N702 million monthly salary of new staff. In a statement issued in Abuja yesterday EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren explained that the report among [...]

July 14, 2018 Government and politics

President Buhari vows to fish out, punish the attackers of Sokoto village

As a federal government delegation visited Sokoto yesterday to condole with the government and people of the state over the armed gunmen’s attack that left 39 people dead and several others injured in Tabanni village in Rabah local Government Area [...]

July 14, 2018 Government and politics

DEFECTION! DEFECTION!! DEFECTION!!! Senator Shehu Sani’s Group Shake The Entire Country, Dump The Ruling APC

DEFECTION! DEFECTION!! DEFECTION!!! Senator Shehu Sani’s Group Shake The Entire Country, Dump The Ruling APC   A faction of the All Progressive Congress known as APC Akida and members of APC Restoration group in Kaduna state on Friday dumped the [...]

July 14, 2018 Government and politics

Ekiti people peacefully choose their governor today

The people of Ekiti State will vote for their governor for the next four years at 2,195 polling units and 2, 803 voting points across the state today. The build-up to today’s election had been so tension-soaked and crisis-ridden. It [...]

July 14, 2018 Government and politics

How a Port Harcourt-based agritech startup is digitising operations for Nigerian farmers

That experience would guide him on his entrepreneurial journey and the brainchild company is CAD Digital Consulting. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

July 13, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: Ekiti’s got talent

This week on social media, drama in Ekiti as policemen reportedly assaulted Ayo Fayose, Yemi Alade's controversial radio interview and more stories. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

July 13, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Asaba 2018: Delta hopes to spend N4bn on logistics — Gov. Okowa

Delta Government says it hopes to spend about N4 billion in the hosting of the 21st African Senior Athletics Championships aimed at boosting the tourism potential of the state. The championships are scheduled to hold between Aug. 1 and Aug.5, [...]

July 13, 2018 Government and politics

There is a new venture fund from Silicon Valley for Nigerian entrepreneurs

There is a new venture fund from Silicon Valley, Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

July 13, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria’s amputee football team prepares ahead of World Cup debut

Emmanuel Ibeawuchi, captain of Nigeria’s national football amputee team will lead the country’s Special Eagles at the Amputee Football World Cup in Mexico this October. Staying positive despite the poor performance of the country’s Super Eagles at the World Cup [...]

July 13, 2018 Sports

Buhari has changed corruption narrative about Nigeria – Bamgbose

President Muhammadu Buhari has changed the corruption narrative that the international community had about Nigeria, Permanent Secretary (PS), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Olukunle Bamgbose has said. Bamgbose told the Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New [...]

July 13, 2018 Government and politics

Tomato sellers blame lack of irrigation, others, for price increase in Kwara

Tomato sellers in Ilorin, Kwara, have said that lack of irrigation farming was one of the reasons for the increase in the price of the commodity in the state. The sellers, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) [...]

July 13, 2018 Government and politics

Everything VP Yemi Osinbajo did in Silicon Valley

During the week, Nigeria's Vice President Yemi Osinbajo announced a tour to Silicon Valley on a collaborative investment drive. He went with some members of the recently inaugurated presidential Advisory Group On Technology and Creativity. Suggested read: Here are 28 tech [...]

July 13, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

PDP storms National Assembly, INEC headquarters, demands fair Ekiti poll

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday staged a protest at the National Assembly against what it described as excesses by the Federal Government and assault on democracy in connivance with security agencies.The demonstration came on the heels of Wednesday’s encounter [...]

July 13, 2018 Government and politics

The Nigerian market may not be ready for an online-only VoD platform

Nigeria has had its fair share of players entering and exiting the video on demand (VoD) market space. Yet, the sector remains one of the most interesting and promising ones, considering that Nigerians are on the push for more broadband penetration. [...]

July 12, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Introducing Techpoint Base: A comprehensive database for startups

Over the years, Techpoint.ng has extensively covered Nigerian and African startups in their entirety and in this time, we have learnt a thing or two about them. We discovered a dearth of resource database for these startups; from essentials talent, [...]

July 12, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Ex-NYSC director claims Kemi Adeosun’s exemption certificate is fake

A retired Director of Mobilisation at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Anthony Ani, has given reasons the purported ‘Certificate of Exemption’ owned by Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, is not genuine and “wouldn’t have emanated from the NYSC”. [...]

July 12, 2018 Government and politics

Attack on Fayose: Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan cautions security agencies

FAttack on Fayose:  ormer President Goodluck Jonathan has called for caution over the activities of security agencies deployed to Ekiti State ahead of Saturday’s Governorship election. His appeal followed Wednesday’s alleged manhandling of some people, including the Governor of the [...]

July 12, 2018 Government and politics

Enugu residents laud Ugwuanyi on road rehabilitation

Residents of John Nwodo close, G.R.A, Enugu have expressed “immense gratitude” to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for the award of contract for the rehabilitation of their road during the recent meeting of the State Executive Council (EXCO). A statement signed on [...]

July 12, 2018 Government and politics

Attack on Fayose: PDP to embark on nationwide protest

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has directed its state executive committee members, leaders and stakeholders to march peacefully to the police commands in all states of the federation. The peaceful protest, according to the party, was [...]

July 12, 2018 Government and politics
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