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34 US soldiers suffered traumatic head injuries in Iranian missile strike

Kindly Share This Story: …President Donald Trump had initially said no troops had been injured in the January 8 strike on the Ain al-Asad air base in western Iraq   Strikes were in retaliation for the killing of Iranian general Qasem [...]

January 24, 2020 What the papers say

34 US soldiers suffered traumatic head injuries in Iranian missile strike

Kindly Share This Story: …President Donald Trump had initially said no troops had been injured in the January 8 strike on the Ain al-Asad air base in western Iraq   Strikes were in retaliation for the killing of Iranian general Qasem [...]

January 24, 2020 What the papers say

We are not rubber stamp National Assembly ―Senate President

Kindly Share This Story: President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, on arrival at the Dutse Airport in Jigawa State on Friday, January 24, 2020. President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, for the umpteenth time on Friday, dismissed the insinuation [...]

January 24, 2020 What the papers say

We are not rubber stamp National Assembly ―Senate President

Kindly Share This Story: President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, on arrival at the Dutse Airport in Jigawa State on Friday, January 24, 2020. President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, for the umpteenth time on Friday, dismissed the insinuation [...]

January 24, 2020 What the papers say

Corruption: ActionAid Nigeria calls for stiffer punishment for looters

Kindly Share This Story: …Seeks citizens inclusion in anti-corruption crusade Corruption By Boluwaji Obahopo – Lokoja A non-governmental organisation, ActionAid Nigeria, has called on the Nigerian Government to intensify its fight against corruption through stiffer punishment for looters. The Country [...]

January 24, 2020 What the papers say

Corruption: ActionAid Nigeria calls for stiffer punishment for looters

Kindly Share This Story: …Seeks citizens inclusion in anti-corruption crusade Corruption By Boluwaji Obahopo – Lokoja A non-governmental organisation, ActionAid Nigeria, has called on the Nigerian Government to intensify its fight against corruption through stiffer punishment for looters. The Country [...]

January 24, 2020 What the papers say

Amotekun: APC Govs agree on ‘community policing’ — Lalong

Kindly Share This Story: ..Says, new Boko Haram killings meant to incite religious war Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau state By Omeiza Ajayi Amotekun: There is a growing consensus among Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, regarding the best [...]

January 24, 2020 What the papers say

Amotekun: APC Govs agree on ‘community policing’ — Lalong

Kindly Share This Story: ..Says, new Boko Haram killings meant to incite religious war Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau state By Omeiza Ajayi Amotekun: There is a growing consensus among Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, regarding the best [...]

January 24, 2020 What the papers say

Company director docked for alleged theft of chemical

Kindly Share This Story: Jane Onozure A Lagos- based company director, Peter Owojuyigbe, was on Friday arraigned at the Lagos Magistrate Court, Igbosere, for allegedly stealing chemicals worth N59.9 million. Owojuyigbe, 44, was arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy [...]

January 24, 2020 What the papers say

Company director docked for alleged theft of chemical

Kindly Share This Story: Jane Onozure A Lagos- based company director, Peter Owojuyigbe, was on Friday arraigned at the Lagos Magistrate Court, Igbosere, for allegedly stealing chemicals worth N59.9 million. Owojuyigbe, 44, was arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy [...]

January 24, 2020 What the papers say

My husband hits me, injured me in my eye, woman tells court

Kindly Share This Story: A public servant, Mrs. Grace Ekene, on Friday, prayed a Customary Court in Nyanya, Abuja to grant her husband, Ekene’s request for divorce, on grounds that he hits her and injured her in the eye. The [...]

January 24, 2020 What the papers say

My husband hits me, injured me in my eye, woman tells court

Kindly Share This Story: A public servant, Mrs. Grace Ekene, on Friday, prayed a Customary Court in Nyanya, Abuja to grant her husband, Ekene’s request for divorce, on grounds that he hits her and injured her in the eye. The [...]

January 24, 2020 What the papers say

Allegations against OPay’s parent company, Opera, and its other lending platforms are perhaps geared towards short-selling the company’s stock

Recently, several allegations were made by Hindenburg Research against Opera. While the Chinese-backed Internet company has denied them, it turns out Hindenburg owns stock in Opera and stands to gain a lot. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 24, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Allegations against OPay’s parent company, Opera, and its other lending platforms are perhaps geared towards short-selling the company’s stock

Recently, several allegations were made by Hindenburg Research against Opera. While the Chinese-backed Internet company has denied them, it turns out Hindenburg owns stock in Opera and stands to gain a lot. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 24, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Lassa fever: Zulum propels Borno’s emergency response team

Kindly Share This Story: … No cause for alarm, team assures By Ndah Marama Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has stimulated a standing emergency response with a call on the health professionals to ensure the full containment of lassa [...]

January 24, 2020 What the papers say

Lassa fever: Zulum propels Borno’s emergency response team

Kindly Share This Story: … No cause for alarm, team assures By Ndah Marama Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has stimulated a standing emergency response with a call on the health professionals to ensure the full containment of lassa [...]

January 24, 2020 What the papers say

Apply for Pitch Storm for a chance to win $10,000 for your startup

After hosting two editions of Pitch Storm at Techpoint Build, we are happy to announce the 2020 edition. A winner from either of the six participating countries across West Africa walks away with $ 10,000. Hurry up and apply! Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 24, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Apply for Pitch Storm for a chance to win $10,000 for your startup

After hosting two editions of Pitch Storm at Techpoint Build, we are happy to announce the 2020 edition. A winner from either of the six participating countries across West Africa walks away with $ 10,000. Hurry up and apply! Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 24, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Lukaku opens up on why Man Utd split was ‘the right decision’

Kindly Share This Story: Romelu Lukaku believes he made the right decision to leave Manchester United and insists the move was best for both parties. The Belgium striker joined United from Chelsea for £75million in July 2017, scoring 42 goals [...]

January 24, 2020 What the papers say

Lukaku opens up on why Man Utd split was ‘the right decision’

Kindly Share This Story: Romelu Lukaku believes he made the right decision to leave Manchester United and insists the move was best for both parties. The Belgium striker joined United from Chelsea for £75million in July 2017, scoring 42 goals [...]

January 24, 2020 What the papers say

Idle frequency spectrum to be taken back from telcos, broadcasters by Kenyan regulator

To mitigate black market actors from taking advantage of idle frequency spectrum, the Kenyan Communication Authority has released new guidelines it hopes will ensure that allocated spectrum will be used effectively. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 24, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Idle frequency spectrum to be taken back from telcos, broadcasters by Kenyan regulator

To mitigate black market actors from taking advantage of idle frequency spectrum, the Kenyan Communication Authority has released new guidelines it hopes will ensure that allocated spectrum will be used effectively. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 24, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Send your child to school or be prosecuted, Kaduna Govt warns parents

Kindly Share This Story: File: Photo shows pupils on their way to school The Kaduna State Government, on Friday, advised parents to send their children to school or face prosecution in accordance with extant laws. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of [...]

January 24, 2020 What the papers say

Send your child to school or be prosecuted, Kaduna Govt warns parents

Kindly Share This Story: File: Photo shows pupils on their way to school The Kaduna State Government, on Friday, advised parents to send their children to school or face prosecution in accordance with extant laws. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of [...]

January 24, 2020 What the papers say

Failure of Centralised Police to respond to distress calls led to Amotekun ―Yoruba elders

Kindly Share This Story: By Ola Ajayi, Ibadan THE Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) has said the failure of the centralised police to respond to numerous distress calls informed the formation of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun. The [...]

January 24, 2020 What the papers say

Failure of Centralised Police to respond to distress calls led to Amotekun ―Yoruba elders

Kindly Share This Story: By Ola Ajayi, Ibadan THE Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) has said the failure of the centralised police to respond to numerous distress calls informed the formation of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun. The [...]

January 24, 2020 What the papers say

Meet the Nigerian-American who created the LiveShow+ filter for Insta-stories

If you’re a regular Instagram user, you would have noticed LiveShow+. Meet Ayoola John-Muyiwa, the brain behind the filter Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 24, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Meet the Nigerian-American who created the LiveShow+ filter for Insta-stories

If you’re a regular Instagram user, you would have noticed LiveShow+. Meet Ayoola John-Muyiwa, the brain behind the filter Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 24, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

NLC confirms: Zulum has implemented N30,000 minimum wage in Borno

Kindly Share This Story: Prof Babagan Zulum, Governor of Borno state By Ndahi Marama – Maiduguri The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC on Friday confirmed that workers in Borno state have mostly received their salaries for January 2020 with a new [...]

January 24, 2020 What the papers say

NLC confirms: Zulum has implemented N30,000 minimum wage in Borno

Kindly Share This Story: Prof Babagan Zulum, Governor of Borno state By Ndahi Marama – Maiduguri The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC on Friday confirmed that workers in Borno state have mostly received their salaries for January 2020 with a new [...]

January 24, 2020 What the papers say