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Monthly Archives: February 2019

Opportunities Weekly: $10,000 from TEEP, $100,000 from MEST, $20,000 from Itanna and more

Every Wednesday by 5 PM (WAT), we publish a list of opportunities across the globe for entrepreneurs, individuals, and startups. Don't miss out! The post Opportunities Weekly: $ 10,000 from TEEP, $ 100,000 from MEST, $ 20,000 from Itanna and [...]

January 31, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Learn how to code from Univelcity

Unemployment remains one of Africa’s biggest challenges. The threat is not peculiar to Nigeria alone as it continues to be a scourge in the developing world. The year 2018 will see an increased interest in computer programming especially after the eye-opener at Techpoint [...]

January 31, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

JUST IN: Fani-Kayode’s ‘heart-related’ ailment stalls money laundering trial

The trial of a former Aviation minister, Femi Fani-kayode, stalled on Wednesday after the defendant’s lawyer told the judge his client could not attend proceedings due to “heart-related” ailments. Norris Quakers, Mr. Fani-Kayode’s lawyer, said the ex-minister was complaining of [...]

January 31, 2018 Government and politics

Startup Profile: deliveryman — get quality delivery service within Lagos

With online sales skyrocketing, the demand for an order-fulfillment solution has become pivotal for businesses to serve their customers’ needs. The best part of dispatch services is that it helps businesses focus on improving their products and services. deliveryman is [...]

January 31, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

NPA gives Atiku, Tinubu’s Intels two weeks to pay $48m

The face-off between the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and Intels Nigeria Limited (Intels), a company co-owned by former vice president, Atiku Abubakar is not over yet. This is as the NPA has handed a two-week ultimatum to the company to [...]

January 31, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari blows hot over killings, kidnappings in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has affirmed that his government would no longer tolerate killings and kidnappings for ransom by armed gangs in the country. The President stated this yesterday, in Port Harcourt, while declaring open the Ninth General Assembly of National [...]

January 31, 2018 Government and politics

The accidental tech CEO: From banking and finance to core IT

Even on the off-chance that the names Bola Akindele and Courteville Business Solutions don't ring a bell, as long as you've had to register a vehicle in Nigeria, you must have at least heard of AutoReg. The story of the man [...]

January 31, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Herdsmen killings: Wike tells Buhari what to do

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has advised the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government on the best way to end the incessant killings going on across the country. Wike called on the government to decentralize the security architecture in the country. [...]

January 31, 2018 Societal issues

Adeyeye attacks Fayose, says he’s working for APC

A former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, has told Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, that his actions cannot force notable citizens of the state out of the party. Adeyeye also accused [...]

January 31, 2018 Government and politics

Tears as Deji Tinubu is buried in Ikoyi cemetery

Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, his counterpart in Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun and wife of the vice president, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, yesterday led thousands of friends, family members, colleagues and well wishers‎ to pay their last respect to [...]

January 31, 2018 Government and politics

Okala gives CHAN Eagles tips on how to beat Sudan

Former Green Eagles goalkeeper, ‘Man Mountain’ Emmanuel Okala has predicted that the home-based Super Eagles will have an easy game against Sudan in their semifinal cracker this evening at the on-going African Nations Championship in Morocco. But another former international, [...]

January 31, 2018 Sports

Emmanuella, Mark Angel: Why Nigerians think this comedy duo is very funny

They may not be, like some of their peers, on big stages at Eko Hotel but Emmanuella and her disturbingly oblivious uncle, Mark Angel, are the Prince and Princess of Nigerian comedy. The numbers don’t lie. Last year, Youtube handed the [...]

January 31, 2018 Government and politics

Sokoto Government spends N4bn on pension, gratuity in 2 years

Alhaji Sa’idu Umar, Sokoto State Commissioner for Finance, said that the state government spent N4 billion for the payment of pension and gratuity of retired civil servants from 2016 to date. Umar spoke in an interview with newsmen shortly after defending [...]

January 31, 2018 Government and politics

Troops raid shrine, arrest chief priest in Benue

The Army said it had arrested a native doctor, Tordue Gber (Tiv Swem), who allegedly acted as spiritual counselor to the wanted armed criminal militia, Akwazar Terwase (alias Gana), in Benue. A statement by Brig.-Gen Sani Usman, the Director of Army [...]

January 31, 2018 Government and politics

Bishop Matthew Kukah: Fixing Nigeria requires more than God-fearing leader

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Kukah, on Tuesday said fighting corruption and fixing Nigeria required more than a God-fearing leader. Kukah said this at the launch of a book titled “The Shadow List’’ written by Dr Todd [...]

January 31, 2018 Government and politics

Jobs Weekly: Openings for Network manager, Social media intern, Web developer and more

Once again, we have compiled a list of some available tech job vacancies for you this week. Follow the instructions specified for each role to apply. Business Development Manager at Contec Global Infotech Ltd Job type: Full-time Location: Benin-City, Nigeria [...]

January 30, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Startup Profile: Guddies Planet  — get affordable shopping deals as a student in Nigeria

Being a student is as interesting as it is challenging. While the academic environment brings about excitement and fun-filled experience, there is something most students dread — expensive commodities that sap pocket allowances. This challenge became glaring to 5 Nigerian [...]

January 30, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

3,400 APC members join PDP in Rivers

3,400 APC members join PDP in Rivers: No fewer than 3,400 members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have joined the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State. Receiving the defectors, the party’s Publicity Secretary in the state, Mr. Samuel Nwanosike, [...]

January 30, 2018 Government and politics

Nigeria’s power sector about to collapse – IBEDC warns

The management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC, has warned that Nigeria’s power sector was on the brink of collapse. Speaking on the issues confronting the power sector, Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer, CEO, IBEDC, Mr. John Donnachie, told newsmen [...]

January 30, 2018 Power
El Rufai

2019 election: Buhari ready to give up power for progress of Nigeria – Gov. El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari is ready to give up power for Nigeria to move forward. He also maintained that no politician currently in the country can defeat President Buhari in election. The [...]

January 30, 2018 Government and politics

Fulani herdsmen: Why we are yet to send soldiers to Benue, Taraba, others – Defence

The Defence Headquarters, Abuja, on Monday, said no troop had been deployed in Benue and other states as recommended by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s committee on herdsmen crisis. The Defence Director of Information, Brig-Gen John Agim, said the police [...]

January 30, 2018 Societal issues

Outrage trails government’s N1b claim on Ekwueme’s burial

Disbelief and shock yesterday trailed Federal Government’s claim that it would spend over N1 billion in preparation for the burial of the former Vice President, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme, whose remains arrived in Enugu yesterday. The Minister of Labour, Dr. [...]

January 30, 2018 Government and politics

Lupita steals the show at Black Panther world premiere

Marvel's most highly anticipated movie Black Panther finally premiered on Monday at the Marvel Studios in Los Angeles. The stars arrived, bedecked in luxurious Wakanda themed regalia and Twitter was all aflutter about it. When the dress code for the [...]

January 30, 2018 Nollywood

Nigerian President’s golden recipe to end corruption in Africa

Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari has offered other African leaders a guide to fighting corruption in the continent. The president, while formally opening the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU), Addis Ababa [...]

January 30, 2018 Government and politics

Nigerian govt deports Cameroonian separatist leaders

The Nigerian government on Friday deported 12 Cameroonian separatist leaders who were arrested earlier this month, their lawyer said Monday. Julius Ayuk Tabe and 11 others were arrested at Nera Hotels Abuja on January 6 and were detained at the [...]

January 30, 2018 Africa
Fulani Herdsmen Benue

Outrage as herdsmen infringe on ‘No grazing’ areas in Bayelsa

YENAGOA- WHEN the Bayelsa State Government, early last year, allotted its massive Bayelsa Palm Estate, Elebele, spanning about 1,200 hectares for the grazing of cattle, many residents thought the move would help confine the herds to the designated grazing area, [...]

January 30, 2018 Incidents
El Rufai

2019: No alternative to Buhari, says el-Rufai

President Muhammadu Buhari remains electorally unbeatable with his attachment to the people unwavering, despite recriminations by the elite class on social and conventional media, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has said. El-Rufai Governor El-Rufai, who is also Chairman of [...]

January 30, 2018 Government and politics

Rensource raises $3.5m to take affordable renewable energy to more Nigerians

Rensource, a Lagos-based renewable energy startup, has raised $ 3.5 million in bridge financing to expand its business. This is coming nearly 2 years after a previous seed round of $ 1.1m in 2016. This new round is led by Mauritius-based [...]

January 30, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Weekly Tech Events #4: Pan-African STEM video game challenge, Ingressive meetup in Kwara, more

A number of interesting events went down last week, one of them is the Techpoint Build. A new week is upon us and here are a couple of events that might be of interest to our readers. Pan African STEM [...]

January 29, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Startup Profile: JobTaska — hire a freelancer online at any budget

Congratulations to Placements, winner of the maiden of Pitch Storm at Techpoint Build. They go home with ₦1m in prize money.   JobTaska is an online platform that connects busy professionals with skilled service providers. Though having a freelancing platform to [...]

January 29, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps