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Dele Momodu

Dele Momodu thanks fans, trolls as he hits 900k Twitter followers

Publisher of Ovation magazine, Chief Dele Momodu has hit 900,000 followers on micro-blogging site, Twitter. The media guru, who shared the feat via his Twitter handle @delemomodu, thanked his fans and trolls for their interaction as he looks forward for [...]

March 23, 2019 entertainment
Festus Keyamo

Festus Keyamo denies paying Charly Boy for Atiku diss song

The spokesman of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign team Festus Keyamo has denied paying a leader of #OurMumuDonDo Movement and singer Charly Boy for a song. Charly Boy said in an interview on Thursday that Keyamo paid him “nine figures” [...]

March 23, 2019 Government and politics
National Dokpesi arrested in Abuja on arrival from Dubai medical trip

National Dokpesi arrested in Abuja on arrival from Dubai medical trip

Founder of DAAR Communications, owners of African Independent Television (AIT), Chief Raymond Dokpesi, was arrested yesterday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja, on his return from medical treatment at the American Hospital in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). AIT, which [...]

March 23, 2019 Health issues
Buhari inaugurates panel for state legislature, judicial autonomy

Buhari inaugurates panel for state legislature, judicial autonomy

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday inaugurated a committee for the implementation of policies that guarantee autonomy for legislative and judicial arms in the state in accordance with the 4th alteration to the 1999 Constitution. This, he said, is to guarantee financial [...]

March 23, 2019 Government and politics
N5bn fraud

N5bn fraud: You have case to answer, court tells Ex-Gombe governor

N5bn fraud: Justice Babatunde Quadri of a Federal High Court, Jos, Plateau State has ruled that a former governor of Gombe State, Danjuma Goje, has a case to answer on counts eight and nine of the 21-count charge preferred against [...]

March 23, 2019 Government and politics
victims of flood

NEMA distributes relief materials to flood victims in Ondo

About 745 victims of flood, windstorm and ocean surge in Ondo State have received succour and relief materials from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). NEMA, in collaboration with the state government, gave out fishing nets, water pumping machines, building [...]

March 23, 2019 Environmental issues
Pastor Samuel Agbamuche

Nigeria’s problem is wickedness, not religion, says cleric

The General Overseer of Salvation Power Ministry, Pastor Samuel Agbamuche, has said that religion is not the reason behind violent civil disturbances in the northern part of the country. Agbamuche stated this while reacting to clashes between Christians and Muslims [...]

March 23, 2019 Government and politics
Mohammed Abubakar

Rerun: Bauchi finance commissioner resigns, joins PDP

The Bauchi State Commissioner for Finance, Garba Mohammed Akuyam, has resigned his appointment. Akuyam’s resignation, which was contained in a letter made available to newsmen at a press conference in Bauchi on Friday, came less than 24 hours to the [...]

March 23, 2019 Government and politics
President Buhari

Rerun-polls: Come out, vote leaders of your choice, Buhari tells Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday night, asked Nigerians to come out in large numbers to cast their ballots in today’s supplementary elections. Elections will be in 17 states today, including the rerun governorship polls. The President also denied that he [...]

March 23, 2019 Government and politics
adeleke

Jubilation in Osun as Tribunal declares Adeleke governor

There was jubilation across Osun State on Friday as the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja nullified the victory of Adegboyega Oyetola as the governor of the state. The three-man tribunal in a split judgment of two-to-one declared the Peoples [...]

March 23, 2019 Government and politics

It seems Nigerian payments startup, Kudi has raised $5.8m in a Series A round

According to a U.S. SEC filing, Kudi, a pioneering conversational online payments startup, has raised $ 5.8m in a funding round led by the Partech Africa Fund. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: Messy Messy Messy Group

This week on social media. the story behind the rift between MMMG founders Ubi Franklin and Iyanya, Congolese singer Koffi Olomide gets prison sentence for rape and other stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
water

Over 3.6m Nigerians in need of water, sanitation services —UNICEF

The United Nations International Children’s Education Fund has said over 3.6 million people lack access to potable water, sanitation and hygiene services in Nigeria. UNICEF’s  Representative in the country, Mr Mohamed Fall, made this known on Friday in a statement to commemorate [...]

March 22, 2019 Health issues

Nigerian deep tech startup, RxAll is looking to squash the $30 billion global fake drug industry

This Nigerian deep tech solution is looking to eliminate the global fake drugs scourge Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Osun election tribunal delivers judgment on PDP’s petition

BREAKING: Osun election tribunal delivers judgment on PDP’s petition

The Osun State Governorship Election Pet‎ition Tribunal sitting in Abuja is now delivering judgment on the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate in the September 2018 election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, to challenge the declaration of the [...]

March 22, 2019 Government and politics

There’s a new motorcycle-on-demand startup in Lagos looking to give Gokada, MAX a run for their money

You may have noticed some motorcycles with distinctive blue branding, operating along major routes in Lagos. The company, EasyMobility is appearing to give established players, Gokada and MAX a ride for their money. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Ekiti

Ekiti begins work on N8.9bn boundary road

The Ekiti State Government has begun work on the construction of Ado-Osun State boundary road valued at N8.9bn. Governor Kayode Fayemi began the construction work on Thursday by formally handing over the first phase, the new Ado – Iyin Road [...]

March 22, 2019 Key sectors
Bauchi results

Bauchi results: Court delivers judgment Monday

Bauchi results: The Federal High Court in Abuja said on Thursday that it would on Monday (March 25) deliver judgment on the controversy surrounding the results of the March 9 governorship election in Bauchi State. The judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo, [...]

March 22, 2019 Government and politics
apc

INEC insists no certificates for Okorocha, others declared under duress

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday insisted that it would not reward bad conduct by presenting certificates of return to candidates who its officials declared winners under duress.  The commission, however said it could issue the certificates based on [...]

March 22, 2019 Government and politics
Why Nigerians voted with their feet

Why Nigerians voted with their feet

It is trite that voters will turn out in large numbers to vote in an election if the following factors suffice: the voting process is simple and understandable; the voting area (polling unit/voting point) is accessible; they trust their votes [...]

March 22, 2019 Government and politics
INEC

INEC reacts as US says voter intimidation in Nigeria’s 2019 polls disappointing

The United States has said it is disappointed by the low voter turnout and reports of voter intimidation, vote -buying, interference by security forces and violence in some locations during Nigeria’s 2019 elections. But the Independent National Electoral Commission in [...]

March 22, 2019 Government and politics

FarmCrowdy raises additional $1million seed investment

FarmCrowdy newly secures additional seed investment of $ 1 million from international investors Cox Enterprises and Techstars, along with local investor Ajayi Solutions Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Jumia, Africa’s first Internet startup to file for listing on the NYSE, might not be truly African

There are questions around the African identity of Jumia Technologies AG, widely considered as the first African internet startup to file for IPO in the New York Stock Exchange. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 21, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Paylater’s parent company, OneFi acquires Amplify for ‘undisclosed fee’

Pictured above (L-R): Chijioke Dozie, OneFi Founder and CEO; Maxwell Obi, Amplify co-founder and CTO. One Finance and Investment Limited (OneFi), the company behind consumer lending app, Paylater recently announced its acquisition of Amplified Payments Limited for an ‘undisclosed fee'. The announcement [...]

March 21, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Joe Ajaero slams INEC over conduct of 2019 general elections

Joe Ajaero slams INEC over conduct of 2019 general elections

The United Labour Congress (ULC) has slammed the Independent National Electoral Commission over the conduct of 2019 general elections saying it aborted the will of majority of Nigerians. The Guardian reports that ULC complained that the commission went against the [...]

March 21, 2019 Government and politics

Google announces third cohort of Launchpad Accelerator Africa

After 2 successful cohorts, Google has announced 12 startups for its third Launchpad Accelerator programme. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 21, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Atiku releases his own state by state result of presidential election

Atiku releases his own state by state result of presidential election (Full Report)

Atiku Abubakar has released what he claims to be the authentic presidential election result gotten from the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) server. In his petition, Atiku claimed he won the presidential election to defeat President Muhammadu [...]

March 21, 2019 Government and politics
Court dismisses lawsuit demanding prosecution of Sen. Abaribe, Fani-Kayode

Court dismisses lawsuit demanding prosecution of Sen. Abaribe, Fani-Kayode

The Abuja division of the Federal High Court has struck out a case seeking to ensure the prosecution of former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, over the disappearance of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. Vanguard reports [...]

March 21, 2019 Government and politics
AAC

APC’s victory is a loss for the country – Saraki

Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has described the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the presidential election as a loss to the nation saying it will be short-lived. Premium Times reports that Saraki spoke on Wednesday, March 20, at [...]

March 21, 2019 Government and politics
Okorocha

Imo workers reject Okorocha’s electronic payment

Trouble seems to be looming between Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha and the state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over move by the state government to conduct a biometric verification of workers in the state. The state government [...]

March 21, 2019 Technology