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Monday 16th September 2019,
Hope for Nigeria

Akure’s position as a promising haven for tech innovation in Nigeria might be under threat

Startups are moving out of Akure. Does this development affect its position as a haven for tech innovation? Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
National Youth Games

National Youth Games: Ondo Athletes, Coaches slam govt over unpaid allowances

Ondo State contingents at the ongoing National Youth Games, NYG, in Ilorin, Kwara State have drawn a battle line with the leadership of the Ondo State Sports Council following nonpayment of their allowances. One of the coaches, Moses Usifo, who [...]

September 16, 2019 Sports
Supreme Court will sack Buhari

Presidential Tribunal: Supreme Court will sack Buhari – PDP governors

Supreme Court will sack Buhari Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have expressed optimism that President Muhammadu Buhari will be sacked by the Supreme Court. The PDP Governors’ Forum stated this while backing the bid [...]

September 16, 2019 Government and politics
Robert Mugabe did not own the Blue Roof in Zimbabwe, says nephew

Robert Mugabe did not own the Blue Roof in Zimbabwe, says nephew

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe does not own his mansion known as the “Blue Roof”, his nephew said on Sunday. Mugabe’s body is being kept in the same house after an official state funeral service – without a burial – [...]

September 16, 2019 Africa
Nigerians desperate to flee SA

Nigerians desperate to flee SA but 200 turned back due to invalid documents

Nigerians desperate to flee SA Foreign nationals fleeing last week’s xenophobic attacks started leaving the country yesterday, saying they feared for their lives. A wave of violent attacks, mostly directed at foreign nationals, gripped parts of Gauteng last week and [...]

September 16, 2019 Africa
PONZI SCHEME

PONZI SCHEME:DELTANS CRY OUT AS WONDER BANK (MMM) DISAPPEAR WITH N20 MILLION NAIRA

Despite warnings from Nigeria’s Central Bank against patronage of Ponzi scheme, a Wonder bank aka MMM, posing as empowerment trading, investment agency has defrauded its customers of over N20 million in Sapele Local Government Area, of Delta State. The wonder [...]

September 16, 2019 Economy
supporters bid farewell to Zimbabwe’s Mugabe

Foreign leaders, supporters bid farewell to Zimbabwe’s Mugabe

Foreign leaders, supporters and ordinary citizens were, on Saturday, attending the state funeral of Zimbabwe’s founder Robert Mugabe, after a week of disputes over his burial that threatened to embarrass his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Mugabe led Zimbabwe for 37 [...]

September 15, 2019 Africa
Nigerian agricultural seed agency unveils five-year plan

Nigerian agricultural seed agency unveils five-year plan

The National Agricultural Seed Council( NASC) has unveiled a five-year institutional strategic plan to provide direction for the agency and revitalise the seed sub-sector of agriculture in Nigeria. At the public presentation of the document in Abuja on Friday, the [...]

September 15, 2019 Agriculture
Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Underfire PM calls up Hulk, claims ‘huge’ Brexit progress

Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted Sunday that “huge” progress was being made in Brexit talks and declared Britain would break out of the European Union just like the comic book hero Hulk. The Conservative leader made the comments ahead of [...]

September 15, 2019 What Te Papers Say
South Africa dispatches emissaries to calm xenophobia fears

South Africa dispatches emissaries to calm xenophobia fears

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent high-ranking emissaries on a mission to reassure African countries after a wave of xenophobic attacks, the presidency said on Sunday. At least 12 people have been killed in the surge of mob violence [...]

September 15, 2019 Africa
Sue South Africa

Ex-foreign affairs minister wants Nigeria to sue South Africa

Ex-foreign affairs minister wants Nigeria to sue South Africa over xenophobic attacks Former minister of foreign affairs Professor Bolaji Akinyemi Sunday called on the Nigerian Government to drag South Africa to the International Criminal Court of Justice over the xenophobic [...]

September 15, 2019 Africa
Forest Fires Greece

Large forest fire blazing near Athens

A force of over 160 firefighters on Sunday battled to contain a large fire near Athens blazing for a second day amid gale force winds, officials said. The fire department said the blaze burned in the mountains above Loutraki, a [...]

September 15, 2019 International
Governor suspends top aide for allegedly leaking ‘secret’ information

Governor suspends top aide for allegedly leaking ‘secret’ information

Governor suspends top aide for allegedly leaking ‘secret’ information Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, has suspended his Special Adviser on Budget, Hon. Moses Onoh, over allegations bordering on mishandling of official information. Onoh’s suspension was made known by the [...]

September 14, 2019 Government and politics
Supreme Court will sack Buhari

Buhari sends message to former principal’s wife

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent greetings to Mrs. Mary Adamu on her 80th birthday, wishing her long and healthy life. This was contained in a statement Friday night by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President. Mrs. Adamu is [...]

September 14, 2019 Government and politics
Tribunal sacks Abia lawmaker

Tribunal sacks Abia lawmaker, orders INEC to conduct rerun

Tribunal sacks Abia lawmaker: A three-man panel of the National Assembly and House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, Friday, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a rerun election in Arochukwu [...]

September 14, 2019 Government and politics
Yobe

Yobe: Flood submerges 500 farmlands, destroys over 37 houses

Flood has submerged 500 farmlands, while also destroying over 37 houses, following torrential rainfall in four communities under Tarmuwa local government area of Yobe State. Communities affected by the flooding in the local government are: Jumbam, koriyel and Garga. Though [...]

September 14, 2019 Environmental issues
Kogi guber

Kogi guber: PDP reacts to Dino’s rejection of appointment as Campaign DG

Kogi guber: The Kogi State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has admonished the public to disregard the news trending online that Sen. Dino Melaye has rejected his appointment as Director General Campaign for the party’s forthcoming November Governorship [...]

September 14, 2019 Government and politics

Airtel Africa tops gainers’ table after its share price recovers from an initial drop

The second telecommunications company to be listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Airtel Africa today tops the gainers’ table after weeks of having the same share price. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 13, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

BudgIT co-founder, Seun Onigbinde now a technical advisor to the Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning

Seun Onigbinde has taken up a new role as a technical advisor to the Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning of Nigeria. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 13, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

12 startups selected for Class 4 of the Google Launchpad Accelerator programme

Google has selected 12 startups to participate in the fourth cohort of its Launchpad Accelerator programme in Lagos.  Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 13, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

What advertising experts are saying about APCON’s move to vet online ads in Nigeria

We spoke to experts from some of the top advertising agencies in Nigeria to see how they’re reacting to APCON’s move to vet online advertising Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 13, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Hackers now hack WhatsApp Accounts: How to avoid been hacked

Here are a few ways to avoid being hacked on WhatsApp Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 13, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Hackers now hack WhatsApp Accounts: How to avoid been hacked

Here are the few things on how you can avoid being hacked on WhatsApp Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 13, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Plastic Roads

Plastic Roads: The Possible End Of Pot Holes And Flood In Nigeria

Plastic Roads: Indiscipline and the ever-growing population in Lagos and Nigeria as a whole, has given birth to a menace that might choke us up if it’s not curtailed. Yes, I am referring to plastic bottles. One person dropping a [...]

September 13, 2019 Transportation

Beyond transportation, on-demand ride-hailing startups are beginning to influence the culture of safety

With the emergence of motorcycle on-demand startups, safety has become a commodity for commuters. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 13, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Olabode George

Tinubu Will Pay For Undermining Yoruba Leaders – Bode George

Chief Olabode George, a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former Lagos State governor and National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) would be punished for moving against Yoruba [...]

September 13, 2019 Government and politics
Ayade wins at tribunal

Cross River guber: Ayade wins at tribunal

Ayade wins at tribunal: The Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Calabar has declared Prof. Ben Ayade, as the winner of the March 9, 2019 Cross River state governorship election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). This followed [...]

September 13, 2019 Government and politics
3 major reasons why Buhari floored Atiku

3 major reasons why Buhari floored Atiku

3 major reasons why Buhari floored Atiku James Akinloye, president of the Initiative to Save Democracy, has outlined three reasons why Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 presidential election, could not defeat President [...]

September 13, 2019 Government and politics
British-Nigerian genius

British-Nigerian genius Esther Okade who bags PhD before 14, plans to own a bank by 15

British-Nigerian genius: A genius is said to be somebody who exhibits an extraordinary intellectual ability to a certain stage associated with the achievement of new advances in a domain of knowledge and Nigerian has been blessed with an armful of [...]

September 13, 2019 Education

DevCareer is on a mission to properly equip upcoming African developers

Everyday as tech becomes mainstream in Africa, there are hundreds of free nanodegree courses on offer for young Africans. Most of these courses, usually on sale from between $ 15 to $ 300, are sponsored by an organisation or individual [...]

September 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps