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Tuesday 20th August 2019,
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Fact Check: There is no new tax for online transactions in Nigeria

Earlier this month, reports suggesting that FIRS wants to impose a new 5% VAT on local online transactions in Nigeria were circulating the Internet. However, it’s not as bad as many people think it is. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 20, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

NITDA and TETFund to drive digital inclusion in Nigerian institutions

NITDA in partnership with TETFund has announced plans to improve the quality of education in Nigeria through ICT.  Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 20, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Introducing wifiCall by Tizeti: Unlimited calls to any phone number

Earlier in 2019, Tizeti launched its Wificall app, a VoIP service that enables unlimited calls to any phone Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 20, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria Air is ‘dead’ but still costing the nation almost ₦200 million in 2019

Nigeria Air was suspended last year but still gets budgetary allocations in the 2019 appropriation act. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 20, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Top Buhari Ministers And Their Postgraduate Qualifications

Top Buhari Ministers And Their Postgraduate Qualifications

Top Buhari Ministers And Their Postgraduate Qualifications President Muhammadu Buhari recently sent a list of 43 Ministers designate to the Senate for screening. It took President Buhari about two months to pick his team that would drive the Next level [...]

August 20, 2019 Government and politics
Lauretta Onochie

Lauretta Onochie: Ekweremadu’s Attack, Evidence Nigeria Safer Than Other Places

Following the attack on the deputy senate president, Dr Ike Ekweremadu, by the proscribed People of Biafra, IPOB, the social media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mrs Lauretta Onochie on Monday said that Ekweremadu’s attack has shown how safe Nigeria [...]

August 20, 2019 Government and politics
2019 African Games

2019 African Games begins in Morocco

2019 African Games: What is generally regarded as Africa’s version of the Olympic Games is officially underway in Rabat, Morocco. The Opening Ceremony of the 12th African Games was held Monday night at the Prince Moulay Abdellah stadium. As expected, at the [...]

August 20, 2019 Sports
Diezani Alison-Madueke

Diezani Alison-Madueke defends ownership of $40 million jewellery

A former Nigerian minister of petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of violating her privacy by entering her apartment without a court order. Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is still at large, said in an application through her [...]

August 20, 2019 Government and politics
Fowler

Fowler replies Buhari, explains low tax revenue

The chief executive of Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, Tunde Fowler, has replied the query issued him by the presidency. While Mr Fowler agreed that actual tax collection since the beginning of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is lower than the 2012-2014 [...]

August 20, 2019 Government and politics
Herdsmen

SHOOT ANY FULANI TERRORIST HERDSMEN YOU SEE WITH A GUN ~ President of Chad

The Republic of Chad borders Northern Nigeria. In that region, two terrorist groups that operate like Boko Haram and Fulani Herdsmen, unleashing mayhem to locals. The terrorist groups are Boko Haram (They once appointed Buhari as their spokesman) and Fulani [...]

August 20, 2019 Africa

Swvl, another ride-hailing company thinks of entering the Nigerian market

Is the ride-hailing market in Nigeria overcrowded and competitive, or is there enough space for everyone at the table? Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 19, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Oppo A5s; Unboxing and First Impressions

A picture unboxing and quick first impressions of the Oppo A5s Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 19, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

“Nigerian tech startups can become giants without serving other markets” — Kyane Kassiri, VC at LoftyInc

Kyane Kassiri shared some insights about the Nigerian startup space in comparison with that of Tunisia. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 19, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

OPay launches ‘OBus’ — public bus hailing for Lagos

OPay continues its aggressive expansion drive with the launch of OBus, a commuter transit service that operates using branded hummer buses for intrastate trips within Lagos. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 19, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How I Work: Fola Olatunji-David, Google Head of Startup Success and Services

Fola Olutunji-David has been immersed in the African tech space for over a decade. Now at Google, Fola has taken up the task of equipping startups in Africa. On this week’s How I Work, Fola takes us on a behind-the-scenes tour of [...]

August 19, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
IPOB Bans Buhari

IPOB Bans Buhari, Buratai From Foreign Trips – Nnamdi Kanu

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has banned President Muhammadu Buhari from travelling outside the country, The group also placed a similar ban on Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, Nigeria’s Chief of Army staff, from any foreign trip. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, [...]

August 19, 2019 Nigerian-Biafran War
Nigerian Based In Turkey Dares Okorocha

A Nigerian Based In Turkey Dares Okorocha, Ikpeazu, Umahi To Visit Turkey

A Nigerian Based In Turkey Dares Okorocha, Ikpeazu, Umahi To Visit Turkey The Young man speaking in Igbo was excited about the beating given to Ekweremadu. He said he would have broken his head if he was in Germany.  He [...]

August 19, 2019 Government and politics
Amaechi

Amaechi Gets Highest Catholic Knights Promotion In Abuja (Photos)

Former Minister of Transportation and  current ministerial nominee,  Hon Rotimi Amaechi has been promoted to the highest rank in the Catholic church under the order of  the Knights of St. John  The exemplification honour of the knights of St. John [...]

August 19, 2019 Government and politics
IPOB Lacks the Power to Track Down

IPOB Lacks the Power to Track Down any South-East Governor Anywhere in the World—Umahi

Says Assaulting us abroad not the solution to agitation – S’East govs Meanwhile, the South-East Governors Forum on Saturday said the IPOB order directing its members to attack them anywhere abroad would not solve the problem of their agitation for [...]

August 19, 2019 General, Nigerian-Biafran War
Nnamdi Kanu

Ekweremadu: Nnamdi Kanu Collected Bribe Against Igbo Presidency – Adeyanju

Convener of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju, on Sunday reiterated his claim that leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, collected money from Northerners to ensure an Igbo man never becomes Nigeria’s President. Adeyanju said the attack on [...]

August 19, 2019 Nigerian-Biafran War
Henry Idahagbon

WE CLEARLY GOT IT WRONG BY CHOOSING OBASEKI ~ Barr Henry Idahagbon

Barrister Henry Idahagbon is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and leader of Edo People’s Movement (EPM). he insisted that the choice of Godwin Obaseki as APC flag bearer in 2016 was a mistake and would be corrected in [...]

August 19, 2019 General

Being an African woman in tech as told by 3 Andela engineers

Three female Andela software engineers share the stories of their journeys into tech. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 18, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Ondo Deputy Governor

Ondo Deputy Governor Divides PDP

The intention of the Ondo Deputy Governor, Mr. Agboola Ajayi, to resign from the cabinet and contest the 2020 gubernatorial election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against incumbent Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, is generating ripples in the [...]

August 18, 2019 Government and politics
Pastor Adeboye

Pastor Adeboye: Taking Holy Communion In The Morning Is Wrong, At Night Is Good

General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye has created fresh controversy on the taking of the Holy Communion, saying it is an aberration for churches to take it during the day time. Almost all churches in [...]

August 18, 2019 Religion
PDP Attacks Obono-obla, HOSF Over Fraud

Buhari’s Presidency Stinks – PDP Attacks Obono-obla, HOSF Over Fraud

PDP Attacks Obono-obla, HOSF Over Fraud The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the Buhari Presidency is rotten and reeks of incurable corruption, festering up to every level. The party says the shocking revelations of multi-dimensional sleazes, bribery, stealing and extortions [...]

August 17, 2019 Government and politics
Yari

How ex-Gov Yari looted Zamfara, by ICPC

ex-Gov Yari looted Zamfara The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has disclosed findings from its preliminary investigation of allegations of money laundering and diversion of public funds against the immediate governor of Zamfara State, Abdulazeez Abubakar Yari. [...]

August 17, 2019 Government and politics
Nigeria’s budget process

Citizens demand transparency in Nigeria’s budget process

Citizen groups in Nigeria have charged the legislative and executive arms of government in the country on transparency in Nigeria’s budget process to ensure delivery of services to the people. At a budget engagement review session in Abuja, various citizen [...]

August 17, 2019 Government and politics
Retired military

Retired military, police officers carpet Buhari over killings

Several retired military and police officers have expressed deep concern over the recurring killings of innocent citizens by security personnel, and the recent cases of fatal attacks on uniformed men by fellow security operatives. They want an immediate end to the [...]

August 17, 2019 Government and politics
2023 Presidency

2023 Presidency: Northern Youths Endorse Tinubu, Carpet El-Rufai Over Zoning

Northern youths under the auspices of United Northern Youth and Students (UNYS) have endorsed former Lagos State governor and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for 2013 Presidency. The group also condemned the call by [...]

August 17, 2019 Government and politics
Nigerian Migrants

Nigerian Migrants In Germany To Be Deported On Monday

On Monday, a new batch of Nigerian migrants will be deported from Germany to Nigeria. The migrants are expected to leave Frankfurt Airport at 8 am and land in Nigeria’s Murtala Mohammed International Airport around 2 pm and 3 pm. [...]

August 17, 2019 International