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Staff of Atiku’s media outfit cry over unpaid entitlements

The staff of the multimedia organisation, Gotel Communications, owned by former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, are currently in distress over owed severance benefits and delays in payment of salaries. The Yola, Adamawa State based media organisation, which has a television [...]

October 8, 2018 Government and politics

Ace comedian, Baba Sala, is dead

Veteran Nigerian comedian, Moses Olaiya, popularly known as Baba Sala, is dead. He was 81 years old. One of his sons, Emmanuel Adejumo, aka Boisala ,announced his demise in the early hours of Monday. “My Daddy is gone. Finally gone [...]

October 8, 2018 entertainment

Ex-minister who supervised 2014 fatal, corrupt immigration recruitment emerges senatorial candidate

The former minister who supervised the deadly immigration recruitment exercise that led to the death of at least 15 young Nigerians is now a senatorial candidate. Mr Moro, an ally of ex-Senate President David Mark, was the interior minister in [...]

October 8, 2018 Government and politics

NSE suspends trading in shares of six Nigerian companies

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Monday suspended trading in the shares of six listed companies. The companies were suspended after they failed to file details of their accounts to the Exchange as stipulated by market regulations. The six companies [...]

October 8, 2018 Government and politics

Saraki may get PDP’s Kwara Central senatorial ticket

The Kwara State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kola Shittu, has said there is a possibility of Senate President, Bukola Saraki to emerge as the Kwara Central senatorial candidate of the party. Saraki contested the PDP presidential ticket [...]

October 8, 2018 Government and politics

Hello South-West Nigeria, #TechpointTours is coming to you

Our mission at Techpoint.africa has always been to take tech mainstream. In the last two years, we have set out to search for innovations all over the country through the Techpoint Innovation Tour initiative. The purpose is to scout for [...]

October 8, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

2019: Oby Ezekwesili formally declares for presidency, gives reasons

Former Minister of Education, Obiageli Ezekwesili, has formally declared her intention to run for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Ezekwesili made the declaration in a statement titled, ‘Why I am running for the Office [...]

October 7, 2018 Government and politics

2019: Abia Speaker, Kalu picks PDP ticket to seek reelection, opponent dumps party

Chikwendu Kalu, the Speaker of Abia state House of Assembly has picked the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to seek reelection in 2019. Kalu, who is currently representing Isiala Ngwa South constituency in the State Assembly, polled 82 [...]

October 7, 2018 Government and politics

New minimum wage: Why Nigerian workers may not get demand – APC chieftain

Second republic senator, Chief Olorunnimbe Farukanmi, on Saturday said the N50,000 minimum wage being demanded by Nigerian workers may not be realised soon.   The former lawmaker noted that the labour unions have been asking for N50,000 minimum, which he [...]

October 7, 2018 General

Breaking: Buhari polls 14.8m votes in APCs direct primaries

ABUJA: The All Progressives Congress APC has affirmed President Muhammadu Buhari as its candidate for the 2019 presidential elections. At a special national convention currently underway in Abuja, the Returning Officer in the presidential primaries, Dr Kayode Fayemi said Buhari [...]

October 7, 2018 Government and politics

PDP Convention: Atiku, Saraki, Tambuwal, others in final showdown for presidential ticket

Presidential aspirants, delegates, party officials, independent observers, journalists and other accredited participants have gathered in Port Harcourt for the Peoples Democratic Party 2018 National Convention. The event, officially scheduled for 6-7 October in the major commercial hub, would end in [...]

October 7, 2018 Government and politics

APC supporters protest, demand cancellation of Taraba guber primaries

Taraba guber primaries: Supporters of the nine aggrieved governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba State defied the heavy rainfall, which lasted for several hours, to protest outcome of the just concluded governorship primaries in the state. [...]

October 7, 2018 Government and politics

Minister implores revenue generating agencies to double efforts

Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed has tasked revenue generating agencies to re-double efforts to bring in more monies for the country to meet development plans, as well as debt financing commitments to creditors. Ahmed said Nigeria’s N22tn total public debt [...]

October 7, 2018 Government and politics

Governor’s wife commissions centre for mentally deranged women

A Center for rehabilitation of mentally deranged women has been commissioned in Umuahia by the state governor’s wife, Deaconess Nkechi Ikpeazu. Named Body and Mind Centre, it was established by Active Support and Care (ASC), a non-governmental organisation. It would [...]

October 7, 2018 Government and politics

Kaduna MSMEs get N2.8bn from BoI

About 20,830 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Kaduna State received N2.8bn from the Bank of Industry (BoI). The bank’s Managing Director, Olukayode Pitan, who disclosed this at the 20th edition of National Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) [...]

October 7, 2018 Government and politics

Security beefed up at Eagle Square

Over 7, 000 delegates, yesterday converged in the special convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), to affirm President Muhammadu Buhari’s candidature for the 2019 poll. As early as 12noon, dozens of heavily armed security operatives had cordoned off [...]

October 7, 2018 Government and politics

PDP presidential primary: Arewa youths tell delegates who to vote for, give reasons

The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, on Saturday said delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, should vote for a candidate who is a democrat.   President of ACF, Yerima Shettima, in an interview with DAILY POST, stated that delegates should [...]

October 6, 2018 Government and politics

APC shifts time of its convention

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Saturday shifted the time of its 2018 National Convention in Abuja on Saturday to 6pm. In a statement signed by the Chairman, APC National Convention Planning Committee, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi, the convention will now start [...]

October 6, 2018 Government and politics

DELTA SOUTH PRIMARY: Four APC senatorial aspirants protest exclusion

Four APC senatorial aspirants protest exclusion FOUR, All Progressive Congress, APC, senatorial aspirants in Delta South have kicked against their exclusion from the primary without reason despite meeting all the requirements and urged the party’s hierarchy to address the problem, [...]

October 6, 2018 General

No President in the world can be as irresponsible as the Nigerian president, says Kukah

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Dr. Matthew Hassan Kukah, has said that no President of any country in the world can be as irresponsible in the usage of power as a Nigerian president. He made this known in Akure, [...]

October 6, 2018 Government and politics

PDP Convention: Governors meet, reject consensus candidature

PDP Convention:  Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have agreed not to back any particular candidate at the national convention of the party on Saturday. Multiple sources privy to the outcome of a meeting held at Government House in [...]

October 6, 2018 Government and politics

Zamfara APC crisis deepens; Oshiomhole, deputy battle

The Deputy National Chairman (North), of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), Lawal Shuaibu, has faulted the decision of the National Working Committee of the party to dissolve the entire party executive in Zamfara State. The NWC is led by [...]

October 6, 2018 Government and politics

See The Moving Car A Nigerian Student Invented With Slippers And Broomsticks

Moving Car A Nigerian Student Invented With Slippers And Broomsticks Nigerians are forever innovating and giving reasons why we can easily become a technologically-advanced society. A student of Anglican Grammar school Ogbomoso has designed a car using slippers and broomsticks. [...]

October 6, 2018 Government and politics

Nadia Murad, Denis Mukwege win 2018 Nobel Prize for peace

Yazidi rights activist and survivor of sexual slavery by Islamic State militants in Iraq, Nadia Murad, and gynaecologist helping victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Denis Mukwege, have won this 2018 Nobel Prize for Peace, [...]

October 6, 2018 General

Osun election: Police throw tear gas at Secondus, Saraki, others during Abuja protest

The Nigerian Police, yesterday, threw tear gas at top leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who staged a peaceful protest against the alleged roles of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Police in the Osun State governorship [...]

October 6, 2018 Government and politics

I found a tech Islamic rosary and it’s not even an app

Inside Kano State in Nigeria I found the Techsbih; a tech version of the Islamic rosary. Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 5, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

PDP presidential primary: Saraki speaks on ‘stepping down’ for Atiku

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has made it clear he will not step down for former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) prepares to hold its presidential primary this weekend. There have been speculations that Saraki is under [...]

October 5, 2018 Government and politics

Ex-Minister Adeyeye, ex-Speaker, Bamidele emerge Ekiti APC consensus candidates

Former Minister of Works, Prince Dayo Adeyeye and ex-Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon. Femi Bamidele, have emerged as consensus candidates of the All Progressives Congress for the 2019 National Assembly elections.   Adeyeye who defected from [...]

October 5, 2018 Government and politics

Social Media Roundup: Nigeria at 58

This week on social media; Nigeria is 58 years old, Cameroonians are unhappy with Samuel Eto'o and more stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 5, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Osun election: Saraki, Dogara, Tambuwal storm INEC office with protesters, wants Adeleke declared governor [PHOTOS]

 Saraki, Dogara, Tambuwal storm INEC office : The leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are currently protesting against the outcome of the Osun State Governorship election at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Abuja. [...]

October 5, 2018 Government and politics
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