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2020 UTME Registration ends today Feb. 17

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has given the statistics so far for candidates registration, saying over 1.9 million prospective candidates for its 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), with a few hours to the end of the exercise. [...]

February 17, 2020 Government and politics
Why we are releasing rehabilitated Boko Haram fighters – Military

Why we are releasing rehabilitated Boko Haram fighters – Military

The Defence Headquarters says it has rehabilitated and is releasing former Boko Haram fighters as a shift from the use of arms and weapons to a soft approach to the war against insurgency in the Northeast. The Acting Defence Spokesman, [...]

February 16, 2020 Boko Haram And Terror

Coronavirus: Travellers from China test negative for Nigeria

Coronavirus: For inside tweet, di agency say dia protocol, na to test all returning travellers wey dey come from China with symptoms of cough and difficult respiration. Since the beginning of #COVID19 outbreak, the protocol in Nigeria is to TEST [...]

February 16, 2020 Health issues

EFCC invite Kwara Govt to collect N200M looted fund recovered from Previous administration

The Economic and Financial crime commission (EFCC) has invited Kwara State governor Abdulramman Abdulrazaq to collect N200 Million looted fund recovered from the previous administration. While speaking to newsmen yesterday in Ilorin the State capital by the Governor said that [...]

February 15, 2020 Government and politics

Britain Declares Coronavirus a serious Threat To Public Health

Britain on Monday declared the new coronavirus a serious and imminent threat to public health, giving the government additional powers to isolate those suspected of being infected. Britain has recorded four cases of coronavirus so far while British nationals, who [...]

February 12, 2020 Health issues
Boko Haram Killings

Boko Haram Killings: Blame The Massacre On The Travellers And Not Us – Army

Boko Haram Killings: Major General Olusegun Adeniyi theatre commander. Reacting to the governor’s accusation, blamed the attack travellers for disobeying the 5p.m. highway curfew between Maiduguri and Damaturu, the capital of Yobe state. Mr Adeniyi. The incident would not have [...]

February 12, 2020 Boko Haram And Terror

Why Sacking Me, Others Won’t End Boko Haram – Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff ,Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, has said President Muhammadu Buhari sacking his service chiefs would not end Boko Haram. Naija News reports that the Senate, House of Representatives and Nigerians had called on Buhari to replace his service chiefs as they [...]

February 12, 2020 General
Boko Haram

Stop Releasing Our Killers – Soldiers Cry Out As 1,400 Boko Haram Suspects Are Released

The news of the return of 1,400 suspected Boko Haram members into the society in Borno State has attracted ‘worrying’ reactions from some soldiers. The disappointed soldiers lamented that the government is releasing ‘killers’ that they had previously captured back into the [...]

February 12, 2020 General
Archbishop Chukwuma

Enugu govt is not building Islamic Centre – Archbishop Chukwuma

The Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province (Anglican Communion), Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma, has described the allegation that the Enugu State Government was building an Islamic Centre at Uwani, Enugu, as untrue and misleading. Archbishop Chukwuma who spoke when the family of [...]

February 9, 2020 General

Stories about Abacha loot are lies-Al-mustapha

Abacha loot: A former National Security Adviser to late ex-Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, has revealed that he was forced to implicate President Muhammadu Buhari in a caseof public funds looting. Al-Mustapha disclosed that he was forced to implicate [...]

February 9, 2020 General

Why My House Was Bombed, Edo APC Chieftain, Inegbeniki Explains

In this interview, Chief Francis Inegbeniki, a chieftain of the Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC spoke on the bombing of house in Benin City on Saturday, 1st February 2020 while he was away hosting a rally [...]

February 8, 2020 General
Governor In Imo

There Will Be No Governor In Imo Should Supreme Court Fail To Review Her Judgement.

The ex-deputy governor of Imo state, Hon Engr Gerald Irona has said that there will be no governor in Imo State if the Supreme Court fails to upturn her January 14 judgment delivered in favour of Sen. Hope Uzodinma of the [...]

February 8, 2020 General

Enugu govt distributes motorcycles, bicycles to 260 wards

The Enugu State Government has commenced the distribution of the 260 motorcycles and 260 bicycles it procured for the 260 electoral wards in the state, to complement and facilitate the operations of the Forest Guards. It would be recalled that [...]

February 6, 2020 General
Meet Ghana female teacher

Meet Ghana female teacher who spends her lunch break sewing pupils’ torn uniforms

A kindhearted Ghana female teacher has set the bar high for other educators by putting her all in her job. Naomi Awomeh has brought a new meaning to the word service as she always endeavors to leave smiles on her [...]

February 6, 2020 General

We can handle coronavirus – Health minister

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has assured that Nigeria has the capacity to detect and respond to the coronavirus if it is imported into the country. The coronavirus, a deadly new virus which originated in Wuhan, China, has [...]

February 5, 2020 General

I will establish 10,000 new churches in Nigeria ― Oyedepo

Dr David Oyedepo, President and Founder, Living Faith Church (LFC), says the church has commenced efforts at planting additional 10,000 new churches across the country in 2020. Oyedepo disclosed this while addressing the church workers forum at the International Headquarters [...]

February 3, 2020 General

Africa’s Agric development lies in sustainable technology, innovation — AATF

Kindly Share This Story: By Gabriel Ewepu- Abuja The African Agricultural Technology Foundation, AATF, has emphasized that hope for Africa’s agricultural development lies deeply in sustainable technology and innovation. This was contained in the Foundation’s programme overview, where it stated [...]

January 22, 2020 What the papers say

Paga’s acquisition of Ethiopian software development company, Apposit, was inevitable

In a bid to kick-start its international expansion this year, Paga made its first move to Ethiopia by acquiring its long-term partner, Apposit. However, it seems this has been in the works for quite some time. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 22, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Police rescue woman, 7 months old baby from Kidnappers in Katsina forest

Kindly Share This Story: By Kingsley Omonobi – Abuja. The Police in Katsina state, working jointly with personnel of the Nigerian military on Tuesday rescued a 30-year-old woman, Fidausi Yusuf and her seven months old baby, from a kidnappers den [...]

January 22, 2020 What the papers say

Inter confident of sealing Christian Eriksen signing in January

Kindly Share This Story: Tottenham Hotspur’s Portuguese head coach Jose Mourinho (L) instructs Tottenham Hotspur’s Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen as he comes on the field during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at [...]

January 22, 2020 What the papers say

Jurgen Klopp urges FA to replace Cup replays with penalty shootouts

Kindly Share This Story: Jurgen Klopp Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has urged the FA to scrap cup replays altogether in a bid to reduce the numbers of games that players are forced to play in a given season, while also [...]

January 22, 2020 What the papers say

NCC pricing control: Voice call tariffs do not influence customers’ choice of telco as much as data costs do

Mobile telephony came into Nigeria in 2001 with MTN — first-mover — and three other entrants remaining 19 years later. As NCC’s pricing control promotes healthy competition among telcos, users are spoilt for choice. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 22, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Effects of combat exposure, trauma experience on mental health

Kindly Share This Story: By Adedeji Oluwakorede In light of the recent celebration of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day, it is paramount that we celebrate the dead, especially these great martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the sovereignty of this [...]

January 22, 2020 What the papers say

BREAKING: Kano PDP chairman dumps party for APC

Kindly Share This Story: By Abdulmumin Murtala, Kano Rabiu Sulaiman Bichi, the caretaker committee Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano state has dumped the party and joined the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. Bichi, a very close [...]

January 22, 2020 What the papers say

For an all-inclusive work experience, coworking spaces might begin to adopt the night shift model

Coworking spaces have been around for a while and although they provide autonomy, sometimes, productivity can be stifled. Having considered this, some workspaces are beginning to introduce night shifts. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 22, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

NAFDAC faults accusation of plot to derail port trade facilitation

Kindly Share This Story: By Eguono Odjegba NAFDAC to host meeting of healthcare regulators from 44 African countries NATIONAL Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has debunked claims that it was turning the agency into revenue generation arm [...]

January 22, 2020 What the papers say

Uzodinma vs Ihedioha: 9 PDP, APGA, AA lawmakers defect, boost APC in Imo

Kindly Share This Story: Deputy Speaker resigns As reactions continue on Supreme Court verdict Ihedioha-Uzodinma By Chinonso Alozie As reactions continued to trail the judgment of the Supreme Court on Imo gubernatorial election, nine lawmakers of Imo State House of [...]

January 22, 2020 What the papers say

75% of freight forwarders untrained – CRFFN boss

Kindly Share This Story: By Godwin Oritse CHAIRMAN of the  Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria, CRFFN, Col. Abubakar Tsani, (retd) has said that about 75 percent of freight forwarders currently practicing in Nigeria are untrained. Speaking [...]

January 22, 2020 What the papers say

Nigeria’s economic policies need data analytics — Awosokanre, Hitachi Regional MD, West Africa

Kindly Share This Story: By Juliet Umeh Akinwale Awosokanre is an Information Technology, IT, expert with over two decades of experience. His wealth of experience spans around Business Development and Sales in the Telecommunications, Manufacturing and IT industries. His excellent [...]

January 22, 2020 What the papers say

MMA Customs records 125 seizures, nets N56bn

Kindly Share This Story: By Eguono Odjegba THE Murtala Muhammed Airport, MMA, Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, decentralization of cargo clearing process may have aided its revenue collection system. The command generated N56.4 billion last year as against N50.1 [...]

January 22, 2020 What the papers say